This applies to all design positions not just graphics design. I don’t know, but my guess is that the idea was that the angles would help letters fit in with lower-case text, and the italic capitals weren’t intended to be used in all-caps settings all in one go where the unevenness is obvious. Why is Garamond italic all wonky? You may make one 1 copy of the Nick’s Fonts font data solely for backup purposes provided the copyright and trademark notices are reproduced in their entirety on the backup copy. The reason why I think it was reason 1 is that as you mentioned it is distracting and appears to detract and not add from the design. For references, see books by Vervliet not available online – you’ll need to go to a university library or Morison, Towards an Ideal Italic. Community and Comments on Stack Overflow.
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Italics, in particular, were based on a different kind of writingcursive, which was more handwritten and calligraphic. Italics are used to show emphasis.
I wonder how it would look if Letters had to be cut into metal by hand, and so they were much more prone to imperfections and unevenness than today’s digital type.
Why did the designer do it like this? Because most Garamonds follow the tradition. Home Questions Garmaond Users Unanswered.
Upon further investigation, it appears that some versions have the wonky italics e. This may include source files, build scripts and documentation. Why is Garamond italic all wonky? Baskerville Cyrillic Inclined Added: It sounds like he pioneered a variant of italics based on French calligraphythat appears to have been popular for its natural i.
Mistake As joojaa pointed out, the designer could have made a mistake. And even if the designer was having a bad day! Some versions Adobe’s, Stempel’s go for an italic with regularised capitals, others don’t. CopyrightAdobe Systems Incorporated http: Trademark Mesmerize is trademark siomncini Typodermic Fonts Inc.
These can be included either as stand-alone text files, human-readable headers or in the appropriate machine-readable metadata fields within text or binary files as long as those fields can be easily viewed by the user. This is probably the first text set in italic type.
Adobe’s and some don’t e. Yet Garamond is a hugely popular font, so it’s unlikely to be an accident. Adobe Garamond Italic Added: Copyright Copyright International Typeface Corporation. Gont Agreement constitutes the complete agreement between you and Nick’s Fonts. Italics ; Indra Kupferschmid — Buchstaben kommen selten allein Palaeography is very complex and also a bit confusing.
Copyright c Adobe Systems Incorporated. Simoncini Garamond Italic Font Info. Copyright cNick Curtis. See, for instance, the discrepancy between the “I” and the “t” of “Italic” in the following picture.
It was meant to be used in “Microsoft Bob”, a comic-like user interface for Windows.
The foundry producing it would have a great deal to do with overall quality. Garamonnd Copyright cEduardo Tunni http: Copilot 4 7. Monsterfreak Monsterchild Monster AG.