Considering the richness of fonts available on ITC suite of fonts, one may think that there canâ€™t be anything more to add to it. Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc., the leading provider of text imaging solutions, has extended the font family to 35 new fonts. Ronald Arnholm, art professor at University of Georgia and type designer, is the one who created the fonts, which can be visualized, licensed and downloaded from the following sites: Fonts.com, ITCFonts.com, Linotype.com and Faces.co.uk.
Through their trademark Monotype Imaging manages to help manufacturers and developers of laser printers, copiers, digital televisions, mobile phones, navigation devices, software apps to find expression solutions for their products. The company owns a technology which allows access to more than 10,000 typefaces belonging to Monotype, Linotype and ITC typeface libraries, which hosts the most popular used designs, such as Helvetica, Times New Roman and ITC Franklin Gothic typefaces. These fonts are under license terms (delivered through font design services, directÂ sales or e-commerce portals) offered to those involved in creation and business as well. Each trademark (Monotype, Times New Roman, Linotype, Helvetica) is registered under different patent and has availability in certain jurisdictions, whereas Windows and OpenType present themselves to be either registered trademarks or trademarks belonging to Microsoft Corporation both in US and other countries. Macintosh is an Apple Incâ€™s trademark that is registered in the Patent Office of USA and other countries as well.
monotype-imagingAllan Haley, director of words and letters at Monotype Imaging describes the fonts as having a wide range of applications in the area of projects creativity, reflecting at the same time an inheritance of Ronald Arnholmâ€™s original spirit. He added that the square serif face which presents itself in a softer shape for the small sizes confers the harmony that totally integrates into the Legacy fonts.
The history of ITC collection of fonts dates back in the 1470 when Nicolas Jenson, a French engraver, printer and pioneer typographer brought in slab serif shapes and asymmetrical foot serifs, which constituted the faces of the 1990â€™s newly introduced ITC font collection.
The availability of square sheriff and serif condensed is rendered by OpenType Pro fonts which format provides capabilities of including advanced typographic features and effects, offering at the same time a character set so enlarged that supports the English and Romance languages, Eastern European and Central European languages as well. These fonts can be accesses in both Windows and Macintosh platforms. Meant to provide extra support in the field of creativity, the new typeface is integrating perfectly in the picture of the old ITC Legacy Suite of fonts.