Banco® font family

Designed by Roger Excoffon in 1957
Helmut Matheis in 1957
Rudolf Koch in 1957
Linotype Design Studio in 1957

About Banco® font family

Banco was the first typeface work of French designer Roger Excoffon and was released in 1952. The strong forms look as though they were rolled out of sheet metal and feature upright, tapering strokes. The slight slant, the varying heights of stroke ends, and the relationships between line and curve give Banco font its sense of liveliness and dynamism. Excoffon did not design a matching lower case alphabet for his capitals, but this was accomplished later by Phill Grimshaw, who also designed the light weight. He deliberately 'underdesigned' the lower case forms, producing a more reserved alphabet based on the design ideas of the original.
More related documents:
Font Feature: Sarahs favorite fonts – Sarah’s favorite fonts
Type Gallery: Banco
Font Designer: Roger Excoffon – About the Designer
Font Designer: Phill Grimshaw


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1 Family

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Std / OT CFF

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21 languages.

Banco® Regular -  2 variants
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