Matisse ITC font family

ITC Matisse? was born out of an editorial layout that Gregory Gray was designing for Madame Figaro, a supplement to the Figaro newspaper published in Paris. While working on a special issue featuring the work of Matisse, Gray fashioned his typeface out of paper with an X-Acto knife, and then scanned these cut-outs into a computer. While Gray does all the calligraphy for captions in Madame Figaro, this was his first full typeface design. Like the Matisse cut-outs on which this typeface is based, ITC Matisse seems to dance along the page. Gray included many alternate characters for letters that lend themselves to several versions. The spirit of this type design also comes in part from Gray's passion for African art, with its extreme contrasts from flat areas to protruding surfaces. Gray envisions ITC Matisse for offbeat display uses, as initial caps, or for music-related designs projects like CD covers. ITC Matisse was released in 1996.

Matisse ITC

Matisse ITC

Versions 1.10
File name matisse_.ttf
Copyright Copyright (c) International Typeface Corporation 1996. Portions Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation 1996. All rights reserved.
Trademark ITC Matisse is a Trademark of International Typeface Corporation.
Font vendor ITC
Unicode ranges
Code pages 1252 Latin 1
Mac Roman Macintosh Character Set (US Roman)
Number of glyphs
Symbol encoded False
Fixed pitch False

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Products that supply this font

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Access 97 SR2 1.00
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Home Publishing 99 1.01
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Office 97 Small Business Edition SR2 1.00
Office 97 SR1a 1.00
PhotoDraw 2000 1.00
Picture It! 2000 1.01
Picture It! 2002 1.01
Picture It! 98 1.01
Picture It! 99 1.00
Publisher 97 1.00
Works 2002 1.05
Works 9 1.10