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ITC today announced the release of ITC Avant Garde Gothic Pro. The good news is that this is a family of full-featured OpenType fonts. It has all the usual goodies that implies — extended language support and OpenType features. Even better news is that they have reinstated all the ligatures, logotypes, and alternate characters that made Avant Garde famous in the first place. They also added a bunch of new ones, though some of them are a bit questionable, like the Celtic-style E.
Overall, they did an okay job of it. I was disappointed, however, to see that they took a huge short cut on the italics: they simply slanted the upright version, in spite of the fact that ITC designed and released optically correct obliques in 1977. Ironically, ITC touts this fact on their website while displaying a simply-slanted version on the same page.
- ITC Avant Garde Gothic is a font family based on the logo font used in the Avant Garde magazine. And the ligatures and alternate characters were not included.
- ITC Avant Garde Gothic in use. Herb Lubalin and Tom Carnase based their 1970 typeface on Lubalin’s logo for Avant Garde magazine. But lack all the ligatures and.
Itc Avant Garde Gothic Medium
Here is what the 1977 version looked like:
This is the version that Bitstream used to sell before ITC cancelled many of its distribution agreements after it was acquired by Agfa Monotype a few years ago.
Tie Wires Instead Of Ligatures For Braces
Here is the new Pro version:
(To understand why simply slanting a font doesn’t work, see my article on fake italics.)
The ITC brand used to be one of the most respected in the type business. When they cut corners like they’ve done with Avant Garde Gothic Pro, you wonder if they understand why they were so respected.
See also: Discussion at Typophile : ITC Avant Garde Gothic from E+F with true obliques