Gommogravure, crafted by the talented type designer Keith Bates, is a distinctive font that stands out for its remarkable design and evocative aesthetics. This particular typeface embodies a blend of historical charm and contemporary precision, making it a versatile choice for various design applications.
The name "Gommogravure" itself suggests a nod to older printing and engraving techniques, which is reflected in the font's texture and overall appearance. The characters in Gommogravure exude a sort of aged elegance, as if they were meticulously carved onto a surface, echoing the meticulous craftsmanship of yesteryears' printmakers. Nonetheless, Keith Bates ensures that the font maintains a clean and readable form, making it accessible and highly functional for modern design needs.
Each glyph in Gommogravure is designed with attention to detail, featuring unique contours and a slight irregularity that gives the font its character and warmth. Despite these deliberate imperfections, the typeface is strikingly harmonious, with a balanced weight distribution and consistent styling across the character set. This makes Gommogravure particularly suitable for projects that aim to evoke a sense of nostalgia or artisanal quality, such as book covers, vintage product packaging, and thematic web design.
Moreover, Gommogravure's versatility is enhanced by its range of weights and styles, if available, allowing designers to utilize it in various contexts, from headlines and logos to body text. The font's legibility is maintained across sizes, making it a practical choice for both print and digital media.
In conclusion, Gommogravure by Keith Bates is more than just a typeface; it's a bridge between the tactile quality of traditional printing techniques and the sleekness of contemporary design. Its ability to add depth and character to a project makes it a valuable asset for designers looking to imbue their work with a touch of historical richness while remaining grounded in modern aesthetic standards.
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Quote: "Gommogravure was created in response to Spanish mailartist, John Puig's request for a series of erasercuts, engraved rubber stamps. I made cut erasers of 12 bold, serif, rustic style letters and used them as the model for a virtually monospaced, all caps, display font."



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Gommogravure by Keith Bates, keith@k-type.com, K-Type Freebie 2005, www.keithbates.co.uk. Based on eraser carvings made for John Puig.. 1.000;Alts;Gommogravure. Gommogravure. OTF 1.000;PS 001.001;Core 1.0.29. Please refer to the Copyright section for the font trademark attribution notices.. Regular
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