Tempus Sans ITC font family

Phill Grimshaw developed an interest in type design while studying for his master's degree in design at the Royal College of Art in London between 1972 and 1975. Grimshaw claims that every calligrapher's aspiration is to render Roman capitals perfectly with a pen, but admits that it is very difficult to do. For ITC Tempus? he used a fountain pen on cheap, porous paper, and as you would expect, the ink bled. The resulting letterforms are classically based, but have rugged edges, so they deviate from the 'preciousness' of hand lettered romans. Released in 1996, ITC Tempus is a parody of a classical roman design. It is dictated by proportions, particularly those of capitals. The lowercase is somewhat loose and uninhibited. "Tempus Sans is just Tempus with the serifs surgically removed," Grimshaw says. "Yet the proportions of the characters work nicely." Because of its toughness, the typeface works best at larger point sizes, yet maintains its characters when set at small sizes. You might consider it a "punk roman" that works where a roman face is desired, but the fine edge is not.

Tempus Sans ITC

Tempus Sans ITC

Versions 1.05
File name tempsitc.ttf
Authors Phill Grimshaw
Copyright Copyright (c) International Typeface Corporation 1996. Portions Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation 1996. All rights reserved.
Trademark ITC Tempus Sans 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

Licensing info

Products that supply this font

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Access 97 SR2 1.00
FrontPage 98 1.00
Greetings 99 1.02
Home Publishing 99 1.02
Office 2000 Premium 1.01
Office 2007 1.05
Office 2007 Home-Student Edition 1.05
Office 2007 Professional Edition 1.05
Office 2010 1.00
Office 97 Small Business Edition SR2 1.01
Office 97 SR1a 1.00
Office Professional Edition 2003 1.05
PhotoDraw 2000 1.01
Picture It! 2000 1.05
Picture It! 2002 1.05
Picture It! 98 1.02
Picture It! 99 1.00
Plus! 98 1.02
Publisher 2000 1.02
Publisher 2007 1.05
Publisher 97 1.00
Publisher 98 1.01
Windows Small Business Server 2003 1.05
Works 2002 1.05
Works 9 1.05