Basic Commercial Italic

$49.00

 
Basic Commercial Italic
Basic Commercial is a font based on historical designs from the hot metal typeface era. It first appeared around 1900, and was created by type designers whose names have not been recorded but whose skills cannot be overlooked. This typeface's design has been popular among groups and movements as diverse as the Bauhaus, Dadaism, and the masters of Swiss/International-Style typography. It influenced for a variety of later grotesque fonts, such as Helvetica and Univers.

Basic Commercial was distributed for many years in the United States under the name Standard Series. The typeface worked its way into many aspects of daily life and culture; for instance, it became the face chosen for use in the New York City subway system's signage.

The Basic Commercial's font family members have a clear and objective design. Their forms exhibit almost nothing unusual, but remain both lively and legible nonetheless. Perhaps for this reason, Basic Commercial's design has been popular with graphic designers for decades. To read more about the history of typefaces like Basic Commercial, visit our font feature, The Sans Serif Typefaces. In addition several weights of this typefamily are available as soft rounded versions.

Keywords: Basic Commercial Italic, Readable, Headline, Office, Sans Serif, anno 1800, Central European, Text, Casual, Book, Invitation, Magazine, Newspaper, XSF, Com, Turkish

SKU: 26841822

Product ID: 32731

Basic Commercial Italic Font Information

Version:1.42
Family Name:Basic Commercial LT Com
Weight:400
Glyphs:388
Fixed Pitch:No
Symbol Encoded:No
Embedded Bitmaps:No
Creation Date:1/3/2006
Modified Date:1/3/2008
Unicode Ranges:Basic Latin
Latin-1 Supplement
Latin Extended-A
Latin Extended-B
Spacing Modifier Letters
General Punctuation
Currency Symbols
Letterlike Symbols
Mathematical Operators
Geometric Shapes
Private Use Area
Alphabetic Presentation Forms
Code Pages:1252 Latin 1
1250 Latin 2: Eastern Europe
1253 Greek
1254 Turkish
1257 Windows Baltic
Mac Roman Macintosh Character Set (US Roman)
Hinting:0-6 Smoothed
7-13 Hinted
14+ Hinted and Smoothed