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Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms


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One of our proudest projects ever: the typography for the Canadian Charter of Rights And Freedoms, in both official languages. We chose Carl Dair’s Cartier typeface, at the time the most prominent Canadian-designed typeface, having been commissioned by the Governor-General as a celebration of Canada’s centenary in 1967. We set that job on our Berthold Alphatype phototypesetting equipment, before Adobe fonts, while you still had to develop, stabilize, fix, wash, dry and wax every galley. Those were good days, Lynne, Betty, Lesli, Acstfiwa, and Quorum Graphics!


2 Responses to “Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms”

  1. Richard Sauve says:

    Dont forget to mention that The Charter of Rights and Freedoms was designed by Georges Baynes and production artwork Richard Sauve at BB&H Graphics on McLaren Street in Ottawa. We produced a lot of stuff for the Federal Government. Some of the people that were there at the time were Bob Herrera, Brian Fallack, Frank Parkman etc…

    • David Berman says:

      Hey Richard, thanks for posting! This brings back proud memories of carefully choosing a Canadian design font. I think you meant “George Bayne”?

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