Banco W02 Light Fonts
Part of this font software is copyrighted 2006 - 2008 Linotype GmbH, www.linotype.com. All rights reserved. This font software may not be reproduced, modified, disclosed or transferred without the express written approval of Linotype GmbH. (c) Copyright 1995-1997 International Typeface Corporation All rights reserved. This typeface is original artwork of Phill Grimshaw / Roger Excoffon. The design may be protected in certain jurisdictions.
Banco was the first typeface work of French designer Roger Excoffon and was released in 1952. The strong forms look as though they were rolled out of sheet metal and feature upright, tapering strokes. The slight slant, the varying heights of stroke ends, and the relationships between line and curve give Banco font its sense of liveliness and dynamism. Excoffon did not design a matching lower case alphabet for his capitals, but this was accomplished later by Phill Grimshaw, who also designed the light weight. He deliberately 'underdesigned' the lower case forms, producing a more reserved alphabet based on the design ideas of the original.
Banco is either a registered trademark or a trademark of Madame Marcel Olive.
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