Gallery™

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What is the Gallery™ font?

Browsing through film archives at an independent film and audio production company in Winnipeg, Patrick Griffin spotted some unique set letters on a sign and a lawn chair in a 1980s B-movie entitled “Canada: Another Government Movie”.
The film itself was considered very avant-garde for about three days, long enough for it to earn a Blizzard nomination, then it sank into that dark hole where all wannabe film-noirs end up. More…
The letters on that sign and chair would still be in the land of the forgotten, were it not for what Patrick calls his “font attack”, which is a series of curious moments where he would try to reconstruct a full font from a few visible characters. He tends to cut the air with his hands and squeezes his face into a lemon-suction expression while he is in such a state, but that is neither here no there.
In this case, about 95% of the way through reconstructing this Gallery alphabet from 14 letters, Patrick ran across an old film-type pamphlet that shows some of the missing characters. The pamphlet credits the original design to H. Baumgart for the Haas foundry in 1970.
But it was too late to change the current design of Gallery, so the final work ended up being a mix of Baumgart’s and Griffin’s imaginations. Gallery is an obvious art-deco attempt at humanising and remodernising the display aspects of the famous geometric shapes of Paul Renner’s Futura.
While Futura has a bland, masculine, almost cold appearance when used for display, Gallery has an inviting unisex kind of modern art appeal. While Futura relies on a strict set of geometrical shapes to build its legible forms, Gallery uses a different set to harmonise the letters, though geometry remains the design’s driving force.
For a quick instance, Gallery tries to fix the very minimal differential between Futura’s a and o by introducing a disconnection in the a and building it on a semi-circle instead of a complete one. Gallery comes in two weights, regular and bold, and contains some very interesting letters, such as the very minimal one-stroke Q (even more minimal than Futura’s!), the “leggy” R, K and k, the intriguing raised-crossbar e, the distinct majuscule-like y, and the majority of the numerals.
A few alternates are provided within the fonts. If you want art deco with a true geometric spin, Gallery is your type. It is very useful for anything art-related or modern in nature (just type iPod in it and see!).
Patrick claims that it can be used to add gloss to cheap paper, but we think he’s just employing a figure of speech.

Gallery™ Font families

The Gallery™ includes the following font families:

  • Gallery
  • Gallery Bold

Gallery™ Preview

Here is a preview of how Gallery™ will look. For more previews using your own text as an example, click here.

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Is Gallery™ Free to Download?

No, i'm afraid not. Every single font that we feature on FontsPlanet.com is a paid-for, premium font. There is no point trying to find a free download of Gallery™ so please don't waste your time looking.

It is highly unlikely that you'll be able to find Gallery™ for free. There's a lot of websites that will say "Free Download" but these are just attempts to get you to click on a link which will either take you to an ad landing page or you risk getting viruses on your computer. In the rare occasion that you do find a free download for Gallery™ remember that it's illegal to use a font if you didn't pay for it!

If you really want Gallery™ and you want to truly own it the legal and safe way, then click here to visit the download and purchase page on MyFonts.com. Here you will be able to obtain the proper license. The designer and publisher deserves to be paid for their work, as they have put in the hours and the creativity to produce such an amazing font. Good luck with your purchase and future use of this font. :)