Ano font family

Designed by  Gareth Hague
A typeface designed for Another Man magazine. A simple geometric, monoline framework allowed for a stylistic consistency over three variations. Regular - a ‘standard’ alphabet; Upper Lower - where upper case characters are replaced with oversized lower case; Wide - where upper case characters are the width of a square, and lower case the same style half the width of a square. Each style drawn in italic and back-italic versions. The resulting nine variations in six weights made 54 fonts in total. For weights Regular through to Eighth the character weights divide in half. So the Half weight is half that of Regular, Quarter weight is quarter that of Regular and so on. This means for example that when Ano Half is set at twice the size of Ano Regular the weight of line is the same between the different character sizes. This proportion was used whenever typefaces were used in combination, so that headline and standfirst typography always had a consistent weight of line. The different styles and mathematically defined weights allowed for a variety of layout options. For example by using different sizes and mixing up upper and lower case letters in Upper Lower, and by stacking letters into block shaped words in Wide. The two bolder weights were drawn without this mathematical weight increase, as doubling the Regular weight would have filled in its counters and look clumsy. These Bold and Black weights allowed for a different and separate set of ideas for headline and impact typography and was a good balance against the stick-like constructions of the lighter weights. Black weights allowed for a different and separate set of ideas for headline and impact typography and was a good balance against the stick-like constructions of the lighter weights.

Ano Black UpperLower

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Technical details
OpenType outline flavour:
CFF - PostScript-Outlines
Technical font names:
File name: AnoBlack-UpperLower.otf
Windows menu name: Ano Black Upper Lower
PostScript name: , AnoBlack-UpperLower
PostScript full name: , Ano Black Upper Lower
Catalog number:
US$ 600
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Tag: kern

Function: Adjusts amount of space between glyphs, generally to provide optically consistent spacing between glyphs. Although a well-designed typeface has consistent inter-glyph spacing overall, some glyph combinations require adjustment for improved legibility. Besides standard adjustment in the horizontal direction, this feature can supply size-dependent kerning data via device tables, "cross-stream" kerning in the Y text direction, and adjustment of glyph placement independent of the advance adjustment. Note that this feature may apply to runs of more than two glyphs, and would not be used in monospaced fonts. Also note that this feature does not apply to text set vertically. The o is shifted closer to the T in the combination "To."