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Galliard

Stephen Moye's testimony in 2001 on Galliard: I have used many typefaces -- Weidemann (what was I thinking? except that it was originally called "Biblia" and was designed for an German edition of the Bible), Charter, Goudy Oldstyle, Nofret, etc. -- in an attempt to find something suitable. I have finally settled on Matthew Carter's "Galliard" as just about perfect. It is extremely legible, even at small sizes. We print the Old Testament, Psalm, Epistle and New Testament lessons in our bulletin and use Galliard at 8 or 9 point -- I can't remember which -- and it positively sparkles. At the same time, although it has great presence, it does not call attention to itself and serves as a perfect conduit for the text of the service. At display sizes it is a particular treat.

Stephen Moye is Technical Coordinator, Brown University Graphic Services, and the author of the "bible" on font editing and Fontographer.

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file name: Matthew Carter I T C Galliard Italic 1978


file name: Matthew Carter I T C Galliard 1978







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