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Chiq Pro

Chiq Pro

by Ingo
Individual Styles from $39.55
Complete family of 8 fonts: $143.19
Chiq Pro Font Family was designed by Ingo Zimmermann and published by Ingo. Chiq Pro contains 6 styles and family package options.

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About Chiq Pro Font Family

A modern sans serif — very matter-of-fact, reminds you of Apple’s Mac OS9, only better

As the name implies, the ingoFont Chiq reflects back on a well-known system font from Apple. With the revision and expansion of the good old ”Chicago,“ I want to make these forms available for the future as well.

The idea to create a font in which the vectors are designed as simply as possible also plays a role — because the appearance of fonts is described with mathematical vectors and the vectors are defined by a number of corner and curve points — anchor points.

Literally, I was looking for lettering for T-Shirts. But the company which prints these shirts continually rejected the printing data on the grounds that the vectors contained too many anchor points. While trying to find an even simpler font, I came upon ”Chicago.“ But even this font proved to be too ”elaborate.“

So I revised it and reduced all unnecessary details.

And while I was at it, I went ahead and made an entire family out of the original font, including italics, of course. The font is even clearer, and in a way speaks an even more modern form language. With eight versions Chiq clearly reaches beyond its archetype; and thus allows a wide spectrum for application.

The characters are very constant and sometimes form very individual figures making the font less appropriate for long passages of text.

The name Chiq is a reminder of the original pattern. And so the ingoFont Chiq offers the possibility to conjure up the impression of the old Macintosh operating system Mac OS9 for use in the future.

Designers: Ingo Zimmermann

Publisher: Ingo

Foundry: Ingo

Design Owner: Ingo

MyFonts debut: May 7, 2020

Chiq Pro

About Ingo

Founded in 1994, ingoFonts provides the fonts designed and crafted by me, Ingo Zimmermann. I am a type design professional located in Augsburg, Germany, and working in corporate and editorial design. My very first fonts were stencils which I cut out of paperboard and used in graffiti. During my studies I began to publish my fonts under the label ingoFonts, and of all font types it started with a black letter: ”Faber Fraktur.“ By now my designs include fonts of all styles, from classical to modern, script fonts, revivals of historic typefaces, Romans, sans serifs, decorative fonts, including fonts like ”Biró Script“, ”Absolut“ or ”Maier's Nr.8“, which seem to be growing quite popular since they've been published.