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Albertan Pro Font

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Albertan ProDesigner: Jim Rimmer
Publisher: Canada Type
Albertan Pro was developed by Jim Rimmer and released by Canada Type. Albertan Pro includes 14 styles and household bundle choices. p > Albertan was the first Jim Rimmer typeface to make the transition from metal to digital. And for really great reason. When the first roman face was cut at 16 pt. in 1982, it was planned for use in hand-setting limited edition books at Jim's own Pie Tree Press, but it instantly perked the ears of text typography connoisseurs in the printing market. It was hard to withstand Jim's skillfully well balanced approach to changing the traditional roman design by instilling lots of transitional traits into the types without sacrificing the integrity of the calligraphic impact or the performance of the overall setting. Not to point out only Jim Rimmer might have made those almost-slab serifs work in such a face. A very first post-Baskerville-post-Joanna, if you will.

A really attractive italic with an unexpected slight incline followed in 1985, and the rest was history. Albertan became a Canadian text classic. Though Jim kept producing additional material (small caps and light font styles in the 1990s, vibrant typefaces in the mid 2000s) to broaden Albertan into a cohesive family, he became too hectic with his other typefaces and press work, and the shape of the family stayed in doubtful limbo up until Jim's death in 2010.

In the summer season of 2012, after the repatriation of Jim's typefaces, the Canada Type designers set out to turn Albertan into the kind of household Jim would have been proud of, so they spent over seven months thoroughly fixing and remastering the Albertan font styles, then broadening the household with new weights and incredible glyph sets. This brand-new Albertan Pro family is 14 font styles, each including over 670 glyphs. 6 powerful weights and an inline set, in addition to their real italic counterparts, appropriate to accommodate an enormous variety of text and display applications. Advanced typography includes throughout all typefaces include little caps, comprehensive ligature sets, stylistic alternates, six kinds of figures, automatic fractions, ordinals, case-sensitive forms, extended Latin language assistance and all-encompassing class-based kerning.

20% of the Albertan Pro household's earnings will be contributed to the Canada Type Scholarship Fund, supporting higher typography education in Canada.

Font Family:
· Albertan Pro Light
· Albertan Pro Light Italic
· Albertan Pro
· Albertan Pro Italic
· Albertan Pro Book
· Albertan Pro Book Italic
· Albertan Pro Medium
· Albertan Pro Medium Italic
· Albertan Pro SemiBold
· Albertan Pro SemiBold Italic
· Albertan Pro Bold
· Albertan Pro Bold Italic
· Albertan Pro Inline
· Albertan Pro Inline Italic

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