Givens Antiqua Light

$65.00

     
    Givens Antiqua Light
    Drawn by George Ryan and named after Robert Givens, the co-founder and first president of Monotype Imaging, the Givens Antiqua™ typeface speaks with elegance and subtle authority. The design's open proportions, generous x-height and soft serifs lend Givens Antiqua a gracious quality that invites reading.

    "I didn't work from any single design model," Ryan recalls. "The face grew out of my experimenting with several characters from a hand-lettered headline in a magazine. I worked on the shapes and forms for some time before I put the drawings in a drawer." At that point Ryan had finished the basic alphabet in two weights, but had not yet tackled the italics.

    A new project came along that demanded his full attention, and it was two years before he revisited the drawings. He liked what he saw and decided to finish the job.

    "The italics were the most problematic designs in the family," says Ryan, "but once I had their basic shapes and proportions, the rest was basically a production project." Another year of sketching, testing, editing and reworking characters ensued before Givens Antiqua was ready for release.

    The result is a four-weight family of roman designs and small caps, with complementary italics for the lightest three weights and a suite of swash caps for the italic designs. Givens Antiqua and Givens Antiqua Light show a modest stroke weight stress and a light, even text color. Givens Antiqua Bold is an effective emphasizer for text copy and an authoritative communicator at display sizes. The Black weight performs best at large sizes and makes a powerful statement without shouting, while the italic swash capitals possess enough vitality to serve as standalone initial letters.

    Keywords: Givens Antiqua Light, Pro

    SKU: 16781925

    Product ID: 30037

    Givens Antiqua Light Font Information

    Version:1.00
    Family Name:Givens Antiqua Pro
    Weight:300
    Glyphs:624
    Fixed Pitch:No
    Symbol Encoded:No
    Embedded Bitmaps:No
    Creation Date:7/30/2007
    Modified Date:7/30/2007
    Unicode Ranges:Basic Latin
    Latin-1 Supplement
    Latin Extended-A
    Latin Extended-B
    Spacing Modifier Letters
    Greek and Coptic
    Latin Extended Additional
    General Punctuation
    Superscripts And Subscripts
    Currency Symbols
    Letterlike Symbols
    Number Forms
    Mathematical Operators
    Geometric Shapes
    Private Use Area
    Alphabetic Presentation Forms
    Small Form Variants
    Code Pages:1252 Latin 1
    1250 Latin 2: Eastern Europe
    1253 Greek
    1254 Turkish
    1257 Windows Baltic
    Mac Roman Macintosh Character Set (US Roman)