Demos Bold


    Demos Bold
    Part of Demos Complete Family Pack (3 fonts)
    Designed in 1975 by the Dutch typographer Gerard Unger, Demos™ was one of the first digital typefaces. It was initially developed for use on the Digiset composing machine manufactured by the German firm Dr.-Ing Rudolf Hell GmbH, where coarsely pixelated letters were formed by a cathode ray tube. Early digital technology had a weakness that metal type did not have, regarding the optical differences in design of large letterforms versus small letterforms. Punchcutters adjusted the shapes of the same letterforms for each different size they cut in metal. With the newer technology, both large and small variations in type sizes were created by scaling up and down from the same original master, which could result in non-optimal letterforms at either end of the spectrum. Unger experimented with design solutions for this problem, and he found that when he shaped the forms of Demos to have very little thick/thin variation, this facilitated linear enlargement and reduction. Demos is a robust, modern-looking typeface with open counters, a tall x-height, and blunt serifs. Because it was originally intended for use in the typesetting of newspapers, Demos is both legible and economical with space, making it suitable for book typography as well. The word "Demos" comes from Greek, and means "the populace." In the late 1990s, Demos and Praxis (also designed by Gerard Unger), along with Univers 57, were selected as the official typefaces of the German Government. More info.
    In 1990, Linotype AG merged with Dr.-Ing Rudolf Hell GmbH, forming the Linotype-Hell AG (today Linotype GmbH). Since then, Linotype has been the official source of all fonts that were originally designed for the Hell Corporation. Linotype has also improved the typefaces using new digital technologies, including OpenType.

    Keywords: Demos Bold, Readable, Elegant, Dutch, Professional, Serif, anno 1970, Central European, Text, Casual, Magazine, Newspaper, Com, soft rounded

    SKU: 16841491

    Product ID: 32058

    Demos Bold Font Information

    Family Name:Demos Com
    Fixed Pitch:No
    Symbol Encoded:No
    Embedded Bitmaps:No
    Creation Date:2/5/2009
    Modified Date:2/6/2009
    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
    7-12 Hinted
    13+ Hinted and Smoothed