ITC Avant Garde® Gothic font family


Designed by Herb Lubalin in 1970
Tom Carnase in 1970
Edward Benguiat

About ITC Avant Garde® Gothic font family

ITC Avant Garde Gothic® was designed by Herb Lubalin and Tom Carnase in 1970. They based it on Lubalin´s logo for Avant Garde Magazine - an exciting construction of overlapping and tightly-set geometric capitals. ITC Avant Garde is a geometric sans serif; meaning the basic shapes are constructed from circles and straight lines, much like the work from the 1920s German Bauhaus movement. The early versions of ITC Avant Garde became well-known for their many unique alternates and ligatures that still conjure up the typographic aura of the 1970s. These fonts contain the basic alphabets (without the old unusual ligatures). Still strong and modern looking, ITC Avant Garde has become a solid staple in the repertoire of today's graphic designer. The large, open counters and tall x-heights seem friendly, and help to make this family work well for short texts and headlines. The condensed weights were drawn by Ed Benguiat in 1974, and the obliques were designed by André Gürtler, Erich Gschwind and Christian Mengelt in 1977. ITC Avant Garde® Mono is a monospaced version done by Ned Bunnel in 1983.
More related documents:
Type Gallery: ITC Avant Garde Gothic
Font Feature: Geometric Fonts
Font Designer: Herb Lubalin – About the Designer
Font Designer: Edward Benguiat – About the Designer
Font Designer: Tom Carnase
Font Designer: Erich Gschwind
Font Designer: Christian Mengelt
Font Feature: The Constructivists – Introduction

ITC Avant Garde Gothic

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ITC Avant Garde® Gothic Extra Light
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Extra Light Oblique
ITC Avant Garde® Gothic Extra Light Oblique
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ITC Avant Garde® Gothic Book
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ITC Avant Garde® Gothic Book Oblique
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ITC Avant Garde® Gothic Medium
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Medium Oblique
ITC Avant Garde® Gothic Medium Oblique
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ITC Avant Garde® Gothic Demi Bold
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Demi Bold Oblique
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ITC Avant Garde® Gothic Demi Bold Oblique
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ITC Avant Garde® Gothic Bold
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ITC Avant Garde® Gothic Bold Oblique
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Condensed Extra Light
ITC Avant Garde® Gothic Condensed Extra Light
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Condensed Extra Light Oblique
ITC Avant Garde® Gothic Condensed Extra Light Oblique
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Condensed Book Oblique
ITC Avant Garde® Gothic Condensed Book Oblique
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Condensed Book
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ITC Avant Garde® Gothic Condensed Book
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Condensed Medium
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ITC Avant Garde® Gothic Condensed Medium
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Condensed Medium Oblique
ITC Avant Garde® Gothic Condensed Medium Oblique
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Condensed Demi Bold
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ITC Avant Garde® Gothic Condensed Demi Bold
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Condensed Demi Bold Oblique
ITC Avant Garde® Gothic Condensed Demi Bold Oblique
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Condensed Bold
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ITC Avant Garde® Gothic Condensed Bold
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Condensed Bold Oblique
ITC Avant Garde® Gothic Condensed Bold Oblique
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