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Canada Type [Rebecca Alaccari]

Foundry in Canada, est. 2004 by Rebecca Alaccari in Toronto, and run by her and Patrick Griffin. Interview with Rebecca. Her typefaces can be bought via MyFonts: Storyville (2015, a curly script), Centennial Script (2007, a revival of an 1874-1876 high-contrast calligraphic script by Hermann Ihlenburg), Valet (2006, superb art deco face), Freco (2006, an art deco typeface loosely based on designs and letters of Fré Cohen), Silk Script (2006, based on 1956 Helmut Matheis script called Primadonna), Dominion (2006, based on an early 1970s film type called Lampoon), Johnny (2006, an art nouveau poster typeface that revives the Harem/Margit typeface by Phil Martin, 1969), Guillotine (2007), Mayfair (2006, a calligraphic typeface based on Mayfair Cursive by Middleton, 1932), Happy Birthday (2006, script), Geronimo (2005, brush style poster font), Rostrum (2005, a revival and expansion of a type called Oleander, designed in 1938 by Julius Kirn for the Genzsch&Heyse foundry in Hamburg), Apricot (2005; based on A.R. Bosco's Romany for ATF, 1934, but a major extension with many ligatures), Heathen (2005), Cougar (2004, a digital version of Martin Wilke's 1968 handwriting typeface Konzept), Puma (2004, brush typeface based on Herbert Thannhaeuser's 1954 Kurier), Big Brush (brush), Diva (connected script), Odette (high ascender display typeface after the Morris Benton 1918 American classic, Announcement Roman), Crucifix (2004, a severe octagonal face), Fore (2004, a bullethole face), Formula, Gamer (2004), Formula (2004), Kofi, Platoon (2004, a stencil face), Verso (2004), Secret Scrypt (2004, a handwriting face), Bluebeard (2004, blackletter by Patrick Griffin), Bolero (2004), Janice (2004, psychedelic), Jimi (2004, also psychedelic), Scroll (2004), Dominique (2004, upright script), Moxie (2004, a fat display family which includes a stencil), StockA (2004), StockB (2004, a fat stencil face), Stalker (2004, a destructionist face), Scroll (2004), Jonah (2005, a hippie typeface based on an early 1970s film type from Franklin Photolettering called Urban). MyFonts page. Phil Rutter and Patrick Griffin made Coffee Script (2004), the digital version of R. Middleton's Wave design for the Ludlow foundry, circa 1962. Phil Rutter and Rebecca Alaccari designed Almanac (2004), a script typeface based on Imre Reiner's London Script (1957) (and Rebecca did a subsequent redigitization in 2007 that led to Reiner Hand), Tiger Script (2004, based on Georg Trump's wild brush script Jaguar done in 1967 for C. E. Weber), and Ali Baba (2004), an Arabic simulation typeface originally designed by Georg Trump as Palomba (1955, C.E. Weber foundry). Patrick Griffin made Leather (2005, after Imre Reiner's 1933 blackletter face), Secret Scrypt (2005), Skullbats (2005), Slang (2004, a blood scratch face), Bluebeard (2004), Expo (2004, an octagonal family), and Dancebats (2004). Simone Wilkie designed Boyscout (2004) after the handwriting of her son. Helmut Matheis' Contact (1963, flowing script/brush) was digitized by Rebecca in 2004 as Bruschetta. Rebecca also made Steiner Special (2007, a revival of Swing, a film type by Peter Steiner, 1974), Genesis (2007, a digitization and extension of Grayda, a 1939 calligraphic script of Frank H. Riley at ATF), Evolver (2006, futuristic family), Redwood (2007, a calligraphic script based on Willard T. Sniffin's Raleigh Cursive (1929, ATF)), Orotund (2005, after the 1970s typeface Eight Ball; this was extended again in 2006 in her art nouveau typeface Huckleberry, which is a revival of the 1973 typeface of Gustav Jaeger called Mark Twain), Pendulum (2005, a fantastic flowing script based on Nebiolo's Americana, 1945), Jojo (2005, a flower child typeface after Spring, by Bernard Jacquet), Mascara (2004), Gala (2004, after Neon (1935, Giulio da Milano at Nebiolo)) and Bella Donna (2004, after a script made by Alessandro Butti in 1948, called Rondine).

Typefaces made in 2005: Jazz Gothic (Patrick Griffin), Showboat, Hunter (a revival of Imre Reiner's brush script Mustang, 1956), Quanta (stencil), Quiller (a script typeface based on J.J. Sierke's 1964 typeface Privat), Rhino (revival of Mobil, a 1960 typeface by Helmut Matheis for Ludwig&Mayer), Dominique (donated to FontAid), Secret Scrypt (donated to FontAid), Jackpot (2005, Western typeface remotely based on Cooper Playbill which in turn is related to Cooper Black, but it also has hippy 1968 influences), Sincerely (handwriting typeface based on Karlgeorg Hoefer's 1968 Elegance), Fontella (a digitization of Novarese's calligraphic script Elite), Boondock (digitization of Imre Reiner's Bazaar from 1956), Gumball (digitization of Papageno, a 1958 bubblegum font by Richard Weber for Bauer), Runway, Gamer, Dominique (OpenType handwriting face), Sterling Script (2005, by Alaccari and Griffin: a 7-weight digitization and extension of Stephenson Blake's 1952 clean copperplate script Youthline Script), Vox (2007, a 24-style monoline sans family done with Patrick Griffin), Vox Round (2013, a softer version), Swan Song (2006: a calligraphic typeface based on the hand of Alexander Nesbitt. A later document states that it is based on work by British artist Rachel Yallop from 1986), Evolver (2006, a 4-style futuristic family), Ambassador Script (2007, an Alaccari-Griffin revival of the angle-reduced calligraphic script Juliet by Nebiolo, 1955).

In 2005, Philip Bouwsma joined Canada Type, and designed a great calligraphic blackletter-inspired family, Torquemada. He designed many other typefaces for Canada Type in subsequent years.

VIP (2007, Rebeca Alaccari) is a humanist sans serif uppercase (and figures) combined with a freshly redrawn revival of the classic VGC Constanze initials originally designed by Harry Brodjian in 1970, and even further back, the Constanze Initials by Joachim Romann (1954-1956, Stempel). Chopper (2007, by Rebecca Alaccari) is a revival of Venture (a 1972 typeface for VGC by Harry Villhardt). Walter (2007, Rebecca Alaccari) is a digitization of Heritage (1952, ATF, a calligraphic script by Walter H. McKay). Celebrity (2007, Rebecca Alaccari) revives and extends the retro/techno typeface Latus (Willy Wirtz, 1971). Sympathique (2008, Alaccari) is an ultra-thin and ultra-tall typeface in the mold of Bernhard Fashion and other era poster or film typefaces (they say that it is rooted in the film typefaces Hairstreak and Mossman). Mullen Hand (2008) is a revival of Repro Script (1953, Jerry Mullen, ATF).

Filmotype Giant (2011, a condensed sans) and its italic counterpart, Filmotype Escort (2011) were bth codesigned with Patrick Griffin.

Catalog of its typefaces.

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Commercial fonts (small outfits) ⦿ The Canadian type scene ⦿ Type designers ⦿ Type designers ⦿ Stencil fonts ⦿ Blackletter fonts ⦿ Dingbats (original) ⦿ Horror fonts ⦿ Children's handwriting fonts ⦿ Arabic simulation typefaces ⦿ Western fonts ⦿ Handwriting fonts ⦿ Calligraphic typefaces ⦿ Octagonal typefaces ⦿ Brush script typefaces ⦿ Art Nouveau typefaces ⦿ Psychedelic types ⦿ Art deco typefaces ⦿ Copperplate ⦿ Neon tube or faux neon typefaces ⦿ Bubblegum typefaces ⦿ Curly typefaces ⦿








file name: Canada Type Rhino 2005 after Helmut Matheis Mobil 1960


file name: Canada Type Silk Script 2006 after Helmut Matheis Primadonna 1956


file name: Canada Type Redwood 2007 after Willard T Sniffin Raleigh 1929


file name: Rebecca Alaccari Reiner Hand 2007 after Imre Reiner London Script 1957


file name: Patrick Griffin Rebecca Alaccari Vox Round Semi Bold 2013


file name: Rebecca Alaccari Apricot 2005


file name: Rebecca Alaccari Quiller 2005 after Joachim Julius Siercke Privat 1966


file name: Rebecca Alaccari Jonah 2005


file name: Rebecca Alaccari Jonah 2005d


file name: Rebecca Alaccari V I P 2007 after Joachim Romann Constanze Initials 1954


file name: Rebecca Alaccari V I P 2007 after Joachim Romann Constanze Initials 1954b


file name: Rebecca Alaccari Sympathique 2008


file name: Rebecca Alaccari Swan Song 2006 after Rachel Yallop 1986


file name: Rebecca Alaccari Storyville 2015


file name: Rebecca Alaccari Storyville 2015


file name: Rebecca Alaccari Storyville 2015b


file name: Patrick Griffin Gumball 2005 after Richard Weber Papageno 1958


file name: Rebecca Alaccari Bella Donna after Alessandro Butti Rondine 1948


file name: Rebecca Alaccari Bella Donna after Alessandro Butti Rondine 1948b


file name: Rebecca Alaccari Genesis 2007 after Frank Riley Grayda 1939


file name: Rebecca Alaccari Steiner Special 2007 after Peter Steiner Swing 1974


file name: Rebecca Alaccari Mullen Hand 2008 after Jerry Mullen Repro Script 1953 1954


file name: Rebecca Alaccari Sincerely 2005 after Karlgeorg Hoefer Elegance 1968


file name: Rebecaca Alaccari Jojo 2005


file name: Canada Type Jojo 2005


file name: Canada Type Jojo 2005


file name: Rebecca Alaccari Moxie S 2004


file name: Patrick Griffin Jazz Gothic 2005


file name: Rebecca Alaccari Stock A 2004


file name: Rebecca Alaccari Stock B 2004


file name: Patrick Griffin Quanta East 2005


file name: Jerry Mullen Repro Script 1953 1954


file name: Canada Type Ambassador Script 2007


file name: Canada Type Ambassador Script


file name: Canada Type Ambassador Script


file name: Canada Type Johannes Wagner Wagner Grotesk 2010


file name: Canada Type Clarendon Wide 2010


file name: Canada Type Cougar 2006 after Martin Wilke Konzept 1968


file name: Canada Type Luminari


file name: Canada Type Neil Bold


file name: Canada Type Outcast 2010


file name: Canada Type Aragon Sans 2011


file name: Canada Type Gibson 2011


file name: Canada Type Paganini 2011


file name: Canada Type Roma 2011


file name: Canada Type Semplicita Pro 2011


file name: Canada Type Bruschetta 2004 after Helmut Matheis Contact 1963


file name: Patrick Griffin Rebecca Alaccari Filmotype Escort 2011


file name: Patrick Griffin Rebecca Alaccari Filmotype Escort 2011


file name: Patrick Griffin Rebecca Alaccari Filmotype Giant 2011


file name: Patrick Griffin Rebecca Alaccari Filmotype Giant 2011b







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