A titling face for New York magazine’s fall fashion issue

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Greg Gazdowicz drew an all-caps titling typeface for New York magazine’s 2015 fall fashion issue. Creative director Tom Alberty and art director Chris Cristiano were looking for a type treatment that would be evocative of storybook lettering, rather than a typical high contrast fashion typeface. Working from lettering samples from the early 20th century and early Art Nouveau period display types from Germany, Greg came up with Anker in record time: one week from the first conversation to the magazine going to press.

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A handful of ligatures, tall caps, alternates, and small vowels give visual variety to the display typography.