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The tradition at the New York Times magazine has been to dedicate the year's last issue to the people who passed away during the year, especially those whose lives have affected us. Art director Nancy Harris Rouemy, whose typographic design sense has earned her many prestigious awards over the years, decided on an all-type magazine cover for the 2008 issue, and commissioned Canada Type to do a new typeface especially for that project. Now Memoriam is finally here in retail form - not least because hundreds of people have asked for it.
The Memoriam typeface contains a lot of alternates for most characters, so it was divided into three separate fonts for the Postscript and True Type formats. The OpenType version, Memoriam Pro, combines all three fonts in one OT-programmed file, and even contains a few more extras that are not in the legacy format sets - so if you InDesign CS+, Illustrator CS+ or QuarkXpress 7+, Memoriam Pro is the one you want.
This family covers an extensive range of Latin-based languages, including Western and Eastern European, Baltic, Turkish, Maltese, Celtic/Welsh, to make for over 365 characters in each of the Memoriam fonts.
Due to the extreme thinness of the hairlines, it is recommended to use Memoriam at large display sizes only.
Standard, Access All Alternates, Contextual Alternates, Standard Ligatures, Stylistic Alternates