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The Freedom Tower Has A Font

The New York Times devotes an article to the choice of font used for the inscription in the foundation block for the new Freedom Tower that is to rise on the site of the World Trade Center. Hoefler Gotham, especially in its capitals, is inspired by the admirably non-nonsense lettering found on mid-20th century buildings in the city.

You can even try it out for yourself:

Hoefler also made the elegant Hoefler Text font for Apple's QuickDraw GX in the 90s; it's a pretty amazing piece of work that evokes classic book fonts while showing off the typographic capabilities of Apple's type support.

Tags: 9/11, fonts
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