Cassius logo and album art (1999)
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Dating from 1996, were the ligatures redrawn from a specimen? When was the first digital version of Avant Garde to contain ligatures released?
FontBook Vol. 1 from 1993 shows a digital version of Avant Garde Gothic with these ligatures and some (but not all) other alternates and extras, in five weights, with a Scangraphic Mannesmann credit. It was difficult to obtain this version for a while around 2000. Since 2004, a version that is based on Scangraphic’s is sold by Elsner+Flake.
Side note: When ITC AGG Pro version came out, typophiles expressed their hope that corrected obliques will follow eventually. This didn’t happen. Quite ironically, MyFonts and Monotype explicitly credit André Gürtler, Erich Gschwind, and Christian Mengelt (Team’77) for drawing the obliques and list them as designers on their pages for ITC AGG Pro. The contribution of the Swiss designers has been discarded, though.
Really cool designs—thanks for posting these!