"No other font sends a more human message than fonts that simulate
Here is one of the best hand stroke fonts I've seen in a long time. Jerrry Gallo
has set GALLO CASUAL with some rather distinctive characters that say 'by hand.'
___ Note how the lower case 'a' and 'e' lend a unique
feeling to this typography. It's ideal for messages you want the reader to relate
to. It's not just for light use either -- this font will work equally well for notes
on engineer drawings, blue prints or others where you need to portray "hand
In this month's U&Lc from ITC, our friend Ilene
Calligraphic fonts resemble elegant handwriting. They often look
as if they were drawn with flat-tipped pens or brushes; occasionally, they even include
the drips, spots, blotches and irregularities characteristic of hand-drawn letters.
This can be said about any hand-drawn type style. Ilene further says:
"Because of their human, organic quality, calligraphic fonts
can be the perfect choice for designing personalized invitations, announcements,
and greeting cards. They’ve been used to set short poems and proverbs, and are often
seen on projects that need to convey a sense of personality, such as posters, book
covers and CD packaging. Calligraphic type designs are a great source for decorative
initial letters to liven up text applications, too."
Not just a foundry...
I discovered last week that Jerry Gallo is not just a font creator. His talents can
come in very handy for anyone involved in the graphic design field.
___ We have a client who uses just a few characters
from a font in their publication. In attempting to pre-format the text (90 page booklet)
out of a Filemaker Pro database into a Quark XPreess pre-tagged file, the few characters
were causing lots of problems.
___ Jerry Gallo came to the rescue bringing the characters
into the main font used in the publication. Instantly we had the ability to pre-code
the book using Quark style sheet tags right out of the database! Presto, instant
Great work Jerry.
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