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Ballinger Font

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BallingerDesigner: Max Phillips
Publisher: Signal Type Foundry
Designed by Max Phillips, Ballinger is a sans serif font family. This typeface has sixteen styles and was published by Signal Type Foundry.

Ballinger began life as a single-weight proprietary typeface called baasic, designed for Dublin-based design office aad. baasic was intended as a plain, hardworking grotesque: a simple tool for clear communication. We’ve developed it into a fully-featured eight-weight family with matching italics. Sources include early 20th century jobbing sanses like Morris Benton’s News Gothic and Candia, a 70s-era typewriter face Josef Müller-Brockmann designed for Olivetti, which had unusually deep junctures that added energy to letters like m and n.

The family takes its name from Raymond A. Ballinger, the great mid-century American designer, author of ‘Lettering Art in Modern Use,’ and champion of elegance and readability. Ballinger has large counters and a generous x-height. Letters like a, e, and s open out gradually as they move from Thin to Black to maintain ample apertures, even in the darkest weights. Semi-oldstyle figures are available, as well as case-sensitive punctuation and delimiters. Italics incorporate subtle ogee curves to lend warmth and energy to the page or screen.

Font Family:
· Ballinger Thin
· Ballinger Thin Italic
· Ballinger X-Light
· Ballinger X-Light Italic
· Ballinger Light
· Ballinger Light Italic
· Ballinger Regular
· Ballinger Italic
· Ballinger Medium
· Ballinger Medium Italic
· Ballinger Bold
· Ballinger Bold Italic
· Ballinger X-Bold
· Ballinger X-Bold Italic
· Ballinger Black
· Ballinger Black Italic

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