Monotype Classic Grotesque

On October 30, 2012, in Font, Review, by Curt Blanchard

Monotype Classic Grotesque
Distributor: Monotype Imaging
Pricing: Individual typeface weights – $65 (TTF), entire 14 typeface family – $670.
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Monotype Classic Grotesque

Monotype Imaging has just released the 14-font Classic Grotesque suite of typefaces. This updated typeface was newly reimagined by Canadian designer Rod McDonald after four years of work. The typeface is an update of Monotype Grotesque, first released in 1926. McDonald was also influenced by an older typeface, Ideal Grotesk. These Monotype Grotesque typefaces were among the first sans serifs cut for hot metal machine typesetting.

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About Curt Blanchard

I’m a Mac user from the beginning with a background in graphic design, product design, photography. I’m a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design with a degree in Illustration. I spent much of my professional career designing consumer products in ceramics, glass, and metals by working on-site with European and Asian manufacturers. I am currently an officer at Tucson Macintosh Users Group and a reviewer in the Amazon Vine program.

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