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Garbo
Garbo
Lines

Garbo


Designer

Gary Cooke


Date

1975


Foundry

Mecanorma


Digital

Greta by Dan X. Solo


Specimens


Mecanorma のコンペに応募するため、学生だったゲイリー・クックがはじめてデザインした書体。 Typony Core 6 (71) に Crank という類似書体が掲載されている。
以下 cookewithane.com より引用。

I designed my first typeface (Garbo), when I was a student – it won an international typeface competition organised by Mecanorma. From that moment I fell in love with type.

As a packaging designer in the 80s many of the products I designed incorporated bespoke typography, although rarely was a full font designed. For the corporate world, big brands and advertising campaigns, a specially created typeface can really differentiate you from your competitors.

I have designed many typefaces for clients that are as unique as they are.

Making a comeback
Garbo, the typeface I designed as a student back in the seventies seems to be appearing in the coolest places! On the über cool Swedish fashion magazine Bon, where it's used as their masthead and twice (one a variation of) on the V&A Bowie Poster.

cookewithane.com/what/typography

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