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Up in the Mountains

Contributed by Cheryl Kao on Sep 16th, 2022. Artwork published in .
Up in the Mountains 1
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Zine documenting a road trip from the Bay Area to the Cascades in Washington and back.

Over the summer, Joseph and I drove Rancher, a bright yellow camper van, from the Bay Area up north to the Cascades in Washington and back. The drive spanned nearly 2000 miles as we stopped in Portland, Mt. Rainier, and Seattle. This zine documents the trip through photographs I took along the way, incorporating forms that reflect and highlight the jagged peaks and organic landscapes of the Cascades. The zine uses Arial Narrow and Apple Garamond – both condensed takes on common fonts – as well as Neue Haas Grotesk Text, to complement and contrast the imagery and forms.

Up in the Mountains 2
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Up in the Mountains 3
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Up in the Mountains 4
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  • Arial
  • Apple Garamond
  • Neue Haas Grotesk

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6 Comments on “Up in the Mountains

  1. Hi Cheryl,

    Is it Apple Garamond, or ITC Garamond Condensed?

  2. Hi Florian, I use Apple Garamond Light and Light Italic!

  3. The van looks awesome :)

  4. How does one get to use Apple Garamond?

  5. I wondered about that, too, Juan. Turns out it’s on Dafont. 🧐

    I’m going to quote what Stewf wrote in the comments section on that page:

    If you’re seeking a commercial license you will not likely to get a response here, as the fonts were probably posted by someone who doesn’t have the rights to them. Apple Garamond was commissioned by Apple, Inc. for their own use. It’s a condensed version of ITC Garamond, which you can license here: https://www.myfonts.com/fonts/itc/garamond/?refby=typographica

    You might also like Cardinal Fruit.

    Cheryl, if I were you, I wouldn’t worry. The fonts have been available from Dafont for at least eight years. If Apple cared about exclusivity of their old custom fonts, they would have taken action by now. I’d just stay away from using these fonts in commercial work.

  6. Yep, I found Apple Garamond online! I used it here since this zine is a personal project and not for commercial use :)

  7. Such a nice project! It requires a lot of skill to use standard typefaces in such a beautiful way. Would you tell me how you scanned the book that clean?

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