Issued by ITC in 1970. Herb Lubalin and Tom Carnase based their typeface on Lubalin’s logo for Avant Garde magazine. Adopted for Letraset’s Letragraphica range. [1971 ad] The Condensed was drawn by Ed Benguiat in 1974, and obliques designed by André Gürtler, Erich Gschwind and Christian Mengelt in 1977.
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.