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ITC AbatonDesigner: Luis Siquot
Publisher: ITC
ITC Abaton was developed by Luis Siquot and published by ITC. ITC Abaton contains 1 style. p > ITC Abaton, by Argentinian designer Luis Siquot, is a workout in geometry and simplification. "It is done," states Siquot, "with few elements, with modules of just straight lines (horizontals, verticals and diagonals of practically 45 degrees). Drawing the I and the O, I got the fundamental aspects, and so started the fight between strict geometry and optical impression, up until I got the remainder of the characters." The fundamental rectangular kind is defined by wedge-shaped serifs, almost like caps on the heads and feet of the letters. "Abaton has the 'spirit' of 19th-century faces used on money costs or postage stamps, however the realization is completely various," Siquot explains. Abaton is a "shaded" typeface of caps and somewhat smaller sized caps, upright and slightly condensed in form. Although the letterforms are understandable at small sizes, the shading tends to block if it gets too small, so Abaton is happiest as an unique display face.

Font Family: ITC Abaton Std Regular

Tags: 1940s, decorative, detroit serif, display, engraved, headline, interior shading, lined, open, outline, poster, wild west

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