ITC Avant Garde Gothic® Std


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Minimum system requirements
Font installation
Family information
Release Notes
Known issues
Customer care
Other resources

Minimum system requirements

Windows®

Macintosh

Font installation

For information on installing these fonts, see http://www.adobe.com/go/learn_fontinstall_en.

Family information

History

Herb Lubalin and Tom Carnase based their 1970 design of ITC Avant Garde Gothic on Lubalin's logo for Avant Garde Magazine. The condensed fonts were designed for the International Typeface Corporation in 1974 by Ed Benguiat. ITC Avant Garde Gothic is a geometric sans serif type, that is, the basic shapes were made with a compass and T-square; the design is reminiscent of the work from the 1920s German Bauhaus movement. Letterforms built of circles and clean lines are highly effective for headlines and short texts. The condensed faces have the same modern look, while retaining legibility in lengthier texts.

Menu Names And Style Linking

In many Windows® applications, instead of every font appearing on the menu, fonts are grouped into style-linked sets, and only the name of the base style font for a set is shown in the menu. The italic and the bold weight fonts of the set (if any) are not shown in the font menu, but can still be accessed by selecting the base style font, and then using the italic and bold style buttons. In this family, such programs will show only the following base style font names in the menu:

ITC Avant Garde Std Bk
ITC Avant Garde Std Bk Cn
ITC Avant Garde Std Cn
ITC Avant Garde Std Md
ITC Avant Garde Std XLt
ITC Avant Garde Std XLt Cn

The other fonts in this family must be selected by choosing a menu name and then a style option following the guide below.

Menu Name plus Style Option... selects this font
ITC Avant Garde Std Bk [none] ITC Avant Garde Gothic Std Book
ITC Avant Garde Std Bk Italic ITC Avant Garde Gothic Std Book Oblique
ITC Avant Garde Std Bk Bold ITC Avant Garde Gothic Std Demi
ITC Avant Garde Std Bk Bold, Italic ITC Avant Garde Gothic Std Demi Oblique
ITC Avant Garde Std Bk Cn [none] ITC Avant Garde Gothic Std Book Condensed
ITC Avant Garde Std Bk Cn Italic ITC Avant Garde Gothic Std Book Condensed Oblique
ITC Avant Garde Std Bk Cn Bold ITC Avant Garde Gothic Std Demi Condensed
ITC Avant Garde Std Bk Cn Bold, Italic ITC Avant Garde Gothic Std Demi Condensed Oblique
ITC Avant Garde Std Cn [none] ITC Avant Garde Gothic Std Medium Condensed
ITC Avant Garde Std Cn Italic ITC Avant Garde Gothic Std Medium Condensed Oblique
ITC Avant Garde Std Cn Bold ITC Avant Garde Gothic Std Bold Condensed
ITC Avant Garde Std Cn Bold, Italic ITC Avant Garde Gothic Std Bold Condensed Oblique
ITC Avant Garde Std Md [none] ITC Avant Garde Gothic Std Medium
ITC Avant Garde Std Md Italic ITC Avant Garde Gothic Std Medium Oblique
ITC Avant Garde Std Md Bold ITC Avant Garde Gothic Std Bold
ITC Avant Garde Std Md Bold, Italic ITC Avant Garde Gothic Std Bold Oblique
ITC Avant Garde Std XLt [none] ITC Avant Garde Gothic Std Extra Light
ITC Avant Garde Std XLt Italic ITC Avant Garde Gothic Std Extra Light Oblique
ITC Avant Garde Std XLt Cn [none] ITC Avant Garde Gothic Std Extra Light Condensed
ITC Avant Garde Std XLt Cn Italic ITC Avant Garde Gothic Std Extra Light Condensed Oblique

On the Mac OS, although each font appears as a separate entry on the font menu, users may also select fonts by means of style links. Selecting a base style font and then using the style links (as described above for Windows) enhances cross-platform document compatibility with many applications, such as Microsoft® Word and Adobe PageMaker®, although it is unnecessary with more sophisticated Adobe applications such as recent versions of Illustrator®, Photoshop® or InDesign®.

One should not, however, select a base font which has no style-linked variant, and then use the bold or italic styling button. Doing so will either have no effect, or result in programmatic bolding or slanting of the base font, which will usually produce inferior screen and print results.


Release Notes

For all fonts of family ITC Avant Garde Gothic Std: version 2.031 created on Wed Jun 13 16:18:43 2007.

version 2.031 created 2007/06/13

version 1.018 created 2002/02/07

Known issues

Customer care

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Support Plan Options and Technical Resources
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Other resources

Online Resources
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