Issued by ITC in 1970. Herb Lubalin and Tom Carnase based their typeface on Lubalin’s logo for Avant Garde magazine. Shown in 5 weights in Photo-Lettering’s 1971 catalog. Adopted for Letraset’s Letragraphica range. [1971 ad] ITC Avant Garde Gothic Condensed was drawn by Ed Benguiat in 1974. Obliques were added by André Gürtler, Erich Gschwind and Christian Mengelt in 1977. Ned Bunnel complemented the series with ITC Avant Garde Mono in 1983.
Unfortunately the current digital ITC version does not include these optically corrected obliques. Bitstream’s and E+F’s versions do, but lack all the ligatures and alternates.