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New release by G-Type: Precious Sans Two.
G-Type’s first new font release of 2014 is actually a major reworking of an old one, Precious Sans, which originally appeared back in 2002. The new family is called Precious Sans Two, available from www.g-type.com with a 50% discount until the end of January, then with 25% off the standard price until Feb 28th 2014.
Over a decade after it’s first appearance G-Type’s Nick Cooke decided the time was right to re-appraise the typeface, scrutinise the old letterforms and make some important enhancements.
G-Type is Nick Cooke's Foundry
Nick Cooke started his typographic journey as a lettering artist, in London, in 1982, crafting type by hand for book jackets. Working with David Cox (the great nephew of Eric Gill) was for him an apprenticeship into acquiring an appreciation of letterforms and proportions.
Involved in the digital type eversince computers made it to the mainline, he began to experiment with designing complete typefaces using Fontographer. His first type family ’Penguin’, developed while working for Prima magazine, was accepted by Fontshop International in 1995. His second type family, an one-off script font ’ITC Dartangnon’ was produced in a similar manner at his next place of employment.