Gibson typeface to support Canadian design education

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Gibson is a san serif, OpenType typeface designed by Canadian type designer Rod McDonald and produced by Patrick Griffin and Kevin King of Canada Type. The typeface was created to honour John Gibson FGD, one of the original Society of Graphic Designers of Canada founders and a highly respected Canadian typographer.

Gibson is designed to be a workhorse typeface to be used for both text and display. Its four weights, with matching italics, will cover most design applications. The design is based on two popular sans serifs; Futura, Paul Renner’s 1927 classic geometric sans, and Adrian Frutiger’s more humanist 1988 Avenir.

The Gibson font family is available through Canada Type and popular distributors. All the revenue generated is being donated by Canada Type to the GDC where it will be used to support design education initiatives.

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