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Linotype Library - a company with a long tradition
The day Ottmar Mergenthaler demonstrated the first linecasting machine to the New York Tribune in 1886, Whitelaw Reid, the editor-in-chief, was delighted: "Ottmar," he said, "you’ve cast a line of type!"
The editor’s words formed the basis for the company label, and marked the beginning of Linotype’s success story. Four years later, the ingenious inventor founded the Mergenthaler Linotype Company. Little did he know that after more than 100 years of successful business the Linotype Library, a subsidiary of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, would be following in his footsteps.
Today, Linotype Library has one of the world’s largest font libraries (see text below), offering more than 5000 high-quality typefaces.
Linotype Library’s goal is to be a partner for designers and typographers, and to support a global transfer of know-how and an open exchange of ideas and information in the field of typography. The ambitious and qualified staff at Linotype Library are dedicated to meeting this objective and making it reality.
With the revolutionary invention of hot-metal setting, fonts were no longer just for the elite and soon became a popular tool of graphical and visual communication.
Many of today’s most important and internationally influential fonts derived from the Linotype Library and its predecessors. Original fonts that you can nowadays find on every PC as PostScript fonts have been licensed from this huge library.
The Linotype Library is one of the biggest libraries of the world. The importance of font usage and the loyalty and creativity of today’s highly renowned international type designers have made the Linotype Library the center of both traditional and innovative modern type design.
We see the task of the Linotype Library in the production, marketing and licensing of high quality fonts. Proven methods have to be kept and continuously developed, while new ways have to be found and tested. As a developer of the communication vehicle ‘font’ for all visual media we see ourselves as a partner for both designers and typographers. Together we wish to promote global transfer and open discussion.
Phill Grimshaw – born 1950, died 1998 – English type designer.
Fonts: Arriba™, Banco™, Bendigo™, ITC Braganza™, Choc™, ITC Golden Cockerel™ Initials and Ornaments, Gravura™, ITC Grimshaw Hand™, Hazel™, ITC Kallos™, ITC Kendo™, ITC Klepto™, ITC Mistral™, ITC Noovo™, ITC Obelisk®, Oberon™, Pristina™, ITC Regallia™, ITC Rennie Mackintosh™, ITC Samuel™, Scriptease™, Shaman™, ITC Stained Glass™, ITC Stoclet™, ITC Tempus™, Zaragoza™, Zennor™.
Arriba, Bendigo, Braganza, ITC Golden Cockerel, Gravura, ITC Grimshaw Hand, Hazel, ITC Kallos, ITC Kendo, ITC Klepto, ITC Noovo, Oberon, Pristina, ITC Regallia, ITC Rennie Mackintosh, ITC Samuel, Scriptease, Shaman, ITC Stained Glass, ITC Stoclet, ITC Tempus, Zaragoza and Zennor are trademarks of International Typeface Corporation.
ITC Obelisk is a registered trademark of International Typeface Corporation.
Banco is a registered trademark of M. Olive.
Choc and Mistral are trademarks of M. Olive.
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Arriba™ Font Family (ITC Library) - consisting of 4 font weights
Banco™ Font Family (Linotype Library) - consisting of 1 font weight
Bendigo™ Font Family (ITC Library) - consisting of 2 font weights
ITC Braganza™ Font Family (ITC Library) - consisting of 4 font weights
Choc™ Font Family (ITC Library) - consisting of 2 font weights
ITC Golden Cockerel™ Font Family (ITC Library) - consisting of 4 font weights
Gravura™ Font Family (ITC Library) - consisting of 1 font weight
ITC Grimshaw Hand™ Font Family (ITC Library) - consisting of 1 font weight
Hazel™ Font Family (ITC Library) - consisting of 1 font weight
ITC Kallos™ Font Family (ITC Library) - consisting of 6 font weights
ITC Kendo™ Font Family (ITC Library) - consisting of 2 font weights
ITC Klepto™ Font Family (ITC Library) - consisting of 1 font weight
ITC Mistral™ Font Family (ITC Library) - consisting of 3 font weights
ITC Noovo™ Font Family (ITC Library) - consisting of 2 font weights
ITC Obelisk™ Font Family (ITC Library) - consisting of 5 font weights
Oberon™ Font Family (ITC Library) - consisting of 1 font weight
Pristina™ Font Family (ITC Library) - consisting of 1 font weight
ITC Regallia™ Font Family (ITC Library) - consisting of 1 font weight
ITC Rennie Mackintosh™ Font Family (ITC Library) - consisting of 3 font weights
ITC Samuel™ Font Family (ITC Library) - consisting of 1 font weight
Scriptease™ Font Family (ITC Library) - consisting of 1 font weight
Shaman™ Font Family (ITC Library) - consisting of 1 font weight
ITC Stained Glass™ Font Family (ITC Library) - consisting of 1 font weight
ITC Stoclet™ Font Family (ITC Library) - consisting of 2 font weights
ITC Tempus™ Serif Font Family (ITC Library) - consisting of 4 font weights
Zaragoza™ Font Family (ITC Library) - consisting of 1 font weight
Zennor™ Font Family (ITC Library) - consisting of 1 font weight
Arriba™ and Arriba Arriba™
Arriba™ is the work of English designer Phill Grimshaw. The angular forms and the simulated broad brush style results in an alphabet which can be used in a variety of applications, whether print or new media. Arriba™ also includes a number of alternate characters for even more flexibility. This font is best used with its letters set close together. The lively Latin American look of Arriba™ make it perfect for work requiring a dash of spice.
A typographically eye-popping addition to Arriba™ that offers even more design possibilities: Arriba Arriba™. And the appropriate Pi font is now included with both fonts.
Arriba™ and Arriba Arriba™ are each single font weights.
Arriba is a trademark of International Typeface Corporation.
ITC Grimshaw Hand™
ITC Grimshaw Hand is based on the handwriting of its British designer Phill Grimshaw. Warm and lively, the typeface has the typical look of handwriting and lends a personal touch to documents generated on a computer.
ITC Grimshaw Hand is a trademark of International Typeface Corporation.
ITC Rennie Mackintosh™
Phill Grimshaw, 1996
ITC Rennie Mackintosh font is based on the handwriting and drawings of Scottish designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh, who was widely acclaimed for his highly original buildings, interiors and furniture produced at the turn of the century in Glasgow, Scotland.
The ITC Rennie Mackintosh font family includes two weights, bold and light. The bold font design is very close in weight and color to Mackintosh’s original hand lettering, while the lighter weight was designed to be suitable for use in smaller point sizes. Like his architecture, his hand lettering was revolutionary and designed to communicate not only his written words, but to fit perfectly into the precise nature of his architectural plans and proposals.
These fonts include many alternate characters as well as short word settings that Mackintosh created to use when space was limited. This innovative type family is the result of extensive research and collaboration between ITC and the Glasgow School of Art.
ITC Rennie Mackintosh is a trademark of International Typeface Corporation.
Phill Grimshaw Book
A commemorative book celebrating the life and work of Phill Grimshaw — internationally respected lettering artist, typeface designer and calligrapher — who sadly died in 1998 aged just 48.
The book presents a broad cross-section of Phill’s work, and showcases the development of eight typefaces, from rough sketches to final font.
The 116 page book was designed in collaboration with Dan’s father, Tony Forster, himself a former tutor of Phill's.
Text written by Colin Brignall and Patrick Baglee. Paper by GF Smith. Print by Marshall Hayward.
Webpage posted February 2005