What is the Gibson™ font?
The Gibson font family hits the right spot for many people and on many levels. It is a humanist sans serif typeface designed by eminent Canadian type designer Rod McDonald FGDC, and produced by Patrick Griffin and Kevin King of Canada Type, to honour John Gibson FGDC (1928-2011), Rod’s long-time friend and one of the original founders of the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada (GDC). More…
As well as paying tribute to John Gibson’s productive life and love of the typographic arts, the Gibson family is intended to be a mainstay of the future of Canadian design education. Many Canadian design schools and institutions will be making it part of their larger type piracy education programs. The 8-font family is available at token pricing to make it especially affordable for design students. For less than the price of a design textbook, a student can now have a sturdy and contemporary humanist sans serif family that fits pretty much any design application, and will remain useful long after academic studies and well into a professional career in design.
The Gibson family is available through Canada Type and its popular distributors. All the revenues from its sale will be donated by Canada Type to a variety of causes aiming to improve the typographic arts and elevate design education in Canada.
Each of the eight Gibson fonts comes with 370 characters and features extended Latin-based language support. The Gibson family ships in cross-platform OpenType format.
Gibson™ Font families
The Gibson™ includes the following font families:
- Gibson Light
- Gibson Light Italic
- Gibson Italic
- Gibson SemiBold
- Gibson SemiBold Italic
- Gibson Bold
- Gibson Bold Italic
Here is a preview of how Gibson™ will look. For more previews using your own text as an example, click here.