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Jim Wasco | 57. TDC-SHOW
Exhibition from 19. November 2011 till 4. December 2011
Jim Wasco
Categories: Typedesign

Typeface: Elegy
Typeface Designer: Jim Wasco, Redwood City, California
Foundry: Monotype Imaging, Woburn, Massachusetts
URL: www.fonts.com
Designer’s Concept:
Elegy was the most difficult design job I’ve ever done in my life. Since its release August 2010, Elegy has been very well received. It is based on the original ITC logo designed by Ed Benguiat in 1970. The typeface is modeled after American Spencerian Script styles of penmanship developed by Platt Rogers Spencer in the early nineteenth century done with a pointed spring steel pen nib. The type- face has a modern look to it utilizing drop caps, flourishes and details Benguiat incorporated in the original logo. Because of its fine qualities, recommended usage is at display sizes of 24 point and above. The design would be a perfect fit for printed invitations, logo- types, signage, packaging, and any other application where an elegant and unique Round Hand Script is desired. OpenType support has been added for old style figures, arbitrary fractions, proportional numbers, tabular numbers, discretionary ligatures and contextual alternates. For the features of the typeface to work correctly, Elegy must be used in an OpenType savvy page layout application,such as Adobe InDesign.

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