Font Designer – Claudio Rocha

Brazilian graphic designer Claudio Rocha created the fonts ITC Gema™ (1998) and ITC Underscript™ (1997).
ITC Gema was first written in a small size "to keep the surface irregularity of a non-coated paper when enlarged for use as a display font," says Rocha. Many strokes do not quite join, giving Gema the visual effect of a stencil typeface, the distinguishing characteristic of the font. "Some characters have my own handwriting gestures," says Rocha, like elongated endings and angular shapes. Gema comes complete with an unusual variety of ligatures and alternate characters.
ITC Underscript is an alphabet of capital letters in handwritten style. Each letter has a corresponding alternative form and using both randomly in a text can give it the look of real handwriting. One constant element in the font is its stroke width. The strong figures are even and have rounded corners, lending them a cheerful appearance. All other attributes vary from letter to letter. Wide and narrow, high and low, the figures line themselves up unevenly on the base line. So can Underscript create a dynamic overall image with contrast. Underscript is perfect for cartoons, comics and anything light and carefree.

ITC Gema Font Family and ITC Underscript Font Family are part of the ITC Library OpenType Edition.
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ITC Gema™ font family (ITC Library)
ITC Underscript™ font family (ITC Library)