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The Index Font Family --
|We don’t usually see new text faces with as much personality as the INDEX family.
The type designers these days seem to all be targeting display fonts.
We’re thrilled to discover the handiwork of Josh Darden and Timothy Glaser.
Josh is another one of those hot, up and coming young type designers with talent to spare and one foot in the next mellinium!
If you think Text fonts are for sissies, you’ve got another thought coming. Index offers a lot of opportunity to develop mono-font design programs. It’s so versitile that some companies have used it for their entire corporate identity programs!
|You consider faces like ITC’s Officiana and see how popular that has become. Well,
Index is like Officiana on steroids.
. . . Look at the italics. (Seen in our header above) Suddenly here’s a sans serif face that grows little serifs in the italic posture! Look at that lower case ‘e’ and the ‘g’ ... really elegant, and well matched between all of the weights.
|I discovered while experimenting with the font that it crunches and kerns superbly! Reducing lead, and character spacing doesn’t harm readability at all! (Until, of course you’ve gone too far!) Anyone who has ever put out a newsletter or annual report knows that this kind of counting in a font is well worth its weight in gold. Turn a three column-by-10-inch article into a three column-by-8-inch column!|
|Pull up this typeset sample using INDEX
and see how it fits! Sweet, very sweet!
READ: our Online interview with Josh Darden
Remember, we mentioned a nice discount?
INDEX fonts by Josh Darden and Timothy Glaser
is a Garage Fonts Face, available from Phil's Fonts.
Individual fonts are usually $36 each.
All these fonts are available in both PC/Windows and Mac platforms, in PostScript or TrueType Read our comments about Garage Fonts
Buy now at Garage Fonts (Select "INDEX" from the menu), or
view and buy INDEX and many more GarageFonts at http://www.philsfonts.com/.
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