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Commercial Type:
Austin Duplicate Sans (NEW) Duplicate Slab (NEW) Giorgio Giorgio Sans Graphik Guardian Local Gothic Publico Stag Stag Sans Stag Sans Round Stag Stencil
Los Feliz
Font Bureau:
Amplitude Farnham Fritz Pennsylvania
FF Bau FF Meta Headline FF Meta Serif FF Oxide FF Unit FF Unit Slab
House Industries:
Casa Latino! Luxury Luxury Text Neutraface Neutraface Condensed Neutraface No. 2 Neutraface Slab Simian
Neue Haas Grotesk

2007. Commissioned by Chris Martinez at T, the New York Times Sunday style magazine. Small size versions produced with Kris Sowersby. Available directly from Commercial Type and through Village.

Originally commissioned in 2007 by T art director Chris Martinez for tall and stylish headlines, Giorgio was intended to capture the particular moment in fashion towards the end of the current decade. A few of the overarching themes he wanted the typeface to embody included intricate tailoring, a slender silhouette, quirky minimalism and a look back to the 1930s. Giorgio takes many of its cues from Imre Reiner's late 1930s typeface Corvinus, but its mix of extremely high contrast, hard geometry, and strange, pretty details give it a distinctive character of its own, and an extensive set of alternates gives the face additional flexibility for fine-tuning a logotype or headline.

Because the contrast between thick and thin is so extreme, this family is offered in 4 versions for different sizes. For normal use with offset printing, we recommend using Small from 24 point up to about 45 point, Medium up to about 70 point, Large up to about 90 point, and XLarge for anything above 90 point, where its delicate serifs and hairlines look their best; however, for screenprinting, reversing out of a colored background, or on-screen use (to name just a few exceptions), these guidelines may not necessarily apply.

All styles include a number of stylistic alternates.