About Congress Sans Font Family
This sans serif type was completed in 1985, a descendant of the earlier serifed Congress shown for the first time at the Association Typographique International Congress, which proved to be so popular in 1980 at Kiel; designed to present a style equally appealing in European languages.
Many characters are more condensed than is usual, while others have been exaggerated. The concept being to bring an equality of importance to the whole, producing a collection of International characters working together in harmony on the page-a common aim that Europeans wish of any Congress.
is a trademark of Adrian Williams.
About Club Type
Adrian Williams began his career converting many established metal designs for the new filmsetting devices in 1969; an era when Other Equipment Manufacturers offered their devices, each with its own kind of unit system for the operating program. During the 70s he became involved with converting typefaces to digitized systems and is responsible for many original designs which he redrew, working with each Manufacturer to make fonts for their unique formats. This led to the production of custom made fonts, designs for Corporate Identity and Branding commissions for Renault, Marks & Spencer, Jaguar Cards, Foster's Lager and many more familiar names!
CLUB TYPE was founded in 1985 and established to offer a range of exclusive typefaces arising from a demand for quality typefaces on dedicated typesetting systems created prior to the emergence of PostScript. Members received the entire annual design output as fonts meeting their specific machine requirements, with four color specimen books imprinted for Members' distribution. Between 1986 and 1990, nine families were converted from the original drawings which began the Club Type Collection which continues to grow.
Advances in technology have made the Club Type Collection widely available for many popular electronic publishing systems' formats. Club Type now offers its products direct to Users and also world-wide through distribution agreements with Font vendors world-wide. Newly released typefaces and special offers update the Collection.
From May 1996 Club Type products were being offered on the Internet.