Jack Yan, 1987-95
JY&A's most distinctive calligraphic font, the Yan Series is usable at all resolutions and remains legible. Even though it has a strong calligraphic influence, the Yan Series is ideal for text settings that have to appear special. Designed by Jack Yan, the family was developed between 1987 and 1993. Yan studied the effect of a nylon-tip, rather than steel-nib, pen on paper. Originally the 317 series, successive improvements to the design saw it digitized as the 333 series in 1993. The typeface works well in print, regardless of the resolution of the output device.
152 Yan Series 333 Pro OT Roman OSF, Italic OSF, Bold OSF, Bold Italic OSF
Black OSF, Black Italic OSF, Roman SCOSF, Bold SCOSF
LF1 Roman, Italic, Bold, Bold Italic
LF 2 Roman SCOSF, Italic Alternatives, Black, Black Italic
Yan Series 333 samples in CAP December 1997 and the International TypeFounders catalogue, Volume 2
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