About Girard Font Family
Whatever the medium, Girard’s love for typography was the common thread that wove his work together. We are honored that the Girard family has entrusted us to celebrate and expand upon the legacy of this design icon with this collection of fonts. The Girard Slab family gracefully synthesizes illustrative sensibilities into a practical typographic framework. Slab’s three widths and four weights ensure versatility in a modern editorial setting while its gentle curves transcend the sterility of traditional typography to add an unprecedented warmth and personality. From boutique chocolate packaging to the titling sequence for an indie vegan superhero cartoon, Girard Script deftly adds a contemporary sophistication to text and display settings. Inspired by a workhorse lettering style that helped Alexander Girard implement thousands of design elements in his overhaul of the Braniff identity system, Girard Sky pulls its weight in any contemporary application. In Girard Sansusie, each character stands alone as an illustrative element while coming together with its counterparts as a whimsical yet functional typeface.
- The ligatures feature substitutes specially-drawn letter combinations that combine two, three or even four characters to create smoother transitions and simulate lettering sensibilities.
- Girard Slab’s three widths and four weights ensure versatility in a modern editorial setting while its gentle curves transcend the sterility of traditional typography to add an unprecedented warmth and personality.
- Copious alternate characters and “smart” OpenType programming allow Sansusie to escape the rigid confines of typography to come alive as if flowing from Girard’s sketchpad. This animation shows a sampling of the swash characters available in the font.
- Typeface Design: Alexander Girard, Ben Kiel, Ken Barber, Laura Meseguer
- Typeface Production: Ben Kiel
- Typeface Direction: Christian Schwartz, Andy Cruz, Ken Barber
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About House Industries
House Industries is an independent font foundry and design studio founded in 1993 by Andy Cruz. Known for its eclectic style and work with Jimmy Kimmel, Hermès, Lego, Ed Roth, Muji, Heath Ceramics, The Eames Office, and The New Yorker, House creates identities that become indelibly linked to their subject.The House Industries book, The Process is the Inspiration, is a fearless look at how curiosity and collaboration drives lasting work. JJ Abrams says in the forward: “You’ll marvel at the creativity, leadership, community, authenticity, talent, and spirit that is House Industries.”House Industries’ work is in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation.The Premium foundry page can be viewed at: https://www.myfonts.com/a/font/premium-font-collections/house-industries