In a quick follow-up to my recent post, Fake vs. True Italics, I’d like to point you to an article over at Typographica: “Ain’t What ITC Used to Be“. Mark Simonson presents us with the release of the new ITC Avant Garde Gothic Pro, an OpenType remake of their original 1977 font. For some reason, ITC decided to release a slanted version of the font instead of providing a real oblique version. Apart from the fact that this is an unexpected “easy way out” move for a font foundry of such status, it’s especially strange considering the fact that they had gotten it right the first time back in ’77. The article is followed by an interesting discussion.