ITC Stone Sans
ITC Stone is more than a simple family of type. It’s an “extended” family that satisfies a broad range of users and address a multitude of graphic problems. Sumner Stone’s initial intent in creating the family was to aid the neophyte, but early in the design process he realized that he was creating a family of type that would also appeal to the most sophisticated of graphic designers.
The mission Stone set for himself was more demanding than simply designing a new and original design, and more arduous than creating three individual type families. His task was a combination of all that – and then some. To be successful the three sub-families within the ITC Stone series needed to interrelate with each other perfectly, have a common, and obvious, design bond and still be able to stand on its own as distinctive typestyle.
In 1973, as a result of a license agreement with the Berthold type foundry, ITC commissioned Ed Benguiat and Victor Caruso to revive the original Korinna design. Their directive was simple: keep the style and personality of the German design, but make it more applicable to current tastes and technology. The result is ITC Korinna, a family of four weights with corresponding italics.
More than once, ITC Korinna has been labeled as a “workhorse” typeface. Workhorses are not considered to be especially elegant or sophisticated animals. They are big, robust, creatures that can do a variety of work with relatively little fuss. So it is with ITC Korinna This sturdy typeface can work under a variety of typographic conditions with predictably successful results.
- Allan Haley is Director of Words & Letters at Monotype Imaging. Here he is responsible for strategic planning and creative implementation of just about everything related to typeface designs. He is also responsible for editorial content for the company’s type libraries and Web sites.
- Prior to working for Monotype, Mr. Haley was Principal of Resolution, a consulting firm with expertise in fonts, font technology, type and typographic communication. He was also executive vice president of International Typeface Corporation.
- Mr. Haley is ex officio Chairman of the Board of the Society of Typographic Aficionados, and past President of the New York Type Directors Club. He is highly regarded as an educator and is a frequently requested speaker at national computer and design conferences.
- Mr. Haley is also a prolific writer, with five books on type and graphic communication and hundreds of articles for graphic design publications to his credit.