Press Release

Canada Type Releases the Roma Suite by Thomas Lincoln

Toronto, Ontario,  CA   Oct 21, 2011 in Software

 

After two years of design and development, Canada Type announces the release of the Roma suite of fonts by Oregon-based award-winning type designer and graphic artist Thomas Lincoln. Lincoln's Roma Suite has been a labor of love more than two years in the making. A sans serif version of the Trajan Roman forms has always seemed to him like an unclimbed mountain: a challenge, born out of respect, that must be taken on - in this case simply because it wasn't there.

 

[prMac.com] Toronto, Canada - Canada Type announcend today the release of the Roma suite of fonts, by Springfield, Oregon artist and award-winning designer Thomas Lincoln. The new Roma suite is Lincoln's envisioning of a sans serif typeface based on the Trajan column letterforms, a five-decades-long subject of fascination and research for him. The Roma suite is now available through Canada Type and its popular distributors.

Lincoln's Roma Suite has been a labor of love more than two years in the making. A sans serif version of the Trajan Roman forms has always seemed to him like an unclimbed mountain: a challenge, born out of respect, that must be taken on - in this case simply because it wasn't there.

Canada Type is proud to add a typeface so versatile to its library. Very attractive in large settings, works very well in immersive text, and loaded with options for tasteful bicolor and tricolor treatments, Roma is a first in many ways. It is a great honor for Canada Type to have produced the work of Thomas Lincoln, a rare breed of designer with a relentless vision and unwavering passion for everything Trajan.

Following his studies at Portland's Museum Art School and Reed College, as well as New York's School of Visual Arts, Thomas Lincoln has had a long and illustrious career that spanned both coasts of the US. He worked with and studied under ad pioneers and corporate design experts such as Herb Lubalin and Milton Glaser. His typeface Lincoln Gothic was a winner in VGC's 1965 National Typeface Competition. He also won a Gold Medal, Best of Show, from the Boston Art Director's Club in 1972, and in 1973 was given an Award of Merit from Typomundos Internationale in Paris, France. Since those early days he has received many awards and his work appeared in several books on corporate design.

Canada Type is an independent type development studio based in Toronto. Since its inception in 2004, Canada Type has brought forth a comprehensive and popular library of typefaces that accommodate a variety of aesthetic tastes, including many best-selling fonts and work featured in plenty of design publications. Canada Type has also provided project-specific type solutions for a variety of clients, including some instantly recognizable names like Apple, BBC, Disney, ABC, Pixar, New York Times, Newsweek, Wall Street Journal, MacLeans, Bell Canada, Rogers, Rethink, Reactor, Leo Burnett, Shaw Communications, Cafe Press, Sobeys, the Canadian Forces and the Vancouver Winter Olympics.

 

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Roma suite of fonts
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Based in Toronto Canada, Canada Type was founded in early 2004 by Patrick Griffin and Rebecca Alaccari as an independent digital type design and development studio for creatives all around the world. Their policy is to remain the most affordable retail and custom solutions, providing customers with flexible licensing and impeccable quality. Canada Type provides various font services to business clients big and small. Both Patrick and Rebecca come from extensive design industry backgrounds. Adobe, the Adobe logo, inDesign, the inDesign logo, OpenType, the OpenType logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the U.S. and/or other countries. Quark, QuarkXpress and the Quark logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Quark Inc.

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Patrick Griffin
Type Director
416-806-1362
Canada

 

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