Joanna Sans Nova Black Italic Fonts
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Having recently joined Monotype in 2010, Terrance Weinzierl was studying the library of typefaces looking for ways to expand and improve on the many classic designs. Having been a fan of Eric Gills work for some time, the slab serif Joanna stood out. After initial sketches, Terrance decided to pursue a reimagining of Joanna, in a sans serif form. The update to the serif Joanna, named Joanna Nova, was picked up by Ben Jones. After nearly 3 years of research and development, the pair of families were ready to be released. Joanna Sans borrows heavily from Joanna, but takes a direction of its own. It has influences from other Gill faces, like the low contrast of Gill Sans, and the calligraphic nature of Perpetua. The scale of the body and x-height of Joanna Sans have been increased from the original Joanna, to be better suited for contemporary typographic demands. It has the varying width proportions and open aperture of a Humanists sans serif, but retains an easygoing geometric tone. The fluid details and structure of the italics can be elegant and striking, while remaining very legible.
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