On Linotype.com you will find the text of an exclusive interview with the font designer in which he talks about the differences between phototypesetting and current digital technologies and also outlines the background to the origin and development of the updated version of the font.
Veljović began to work as a designer in the era of phototypesetting and this meant he would often encounter time- and money-consuming complications. Modern digital technologies have eliminated many of these problems but, as Veljović points out: “It was always difficult to design a good typeface and this will continue to be the case in future”.
He thus decided to rework ITC Veljovic, created some 30 years previously, with the aid of the techniques now available as he had recognized that the font had considerable potential for upgrading. He has improved kerning, introduced a Regular weight and added new Condensed styles.
However, what is really special about ITC New Veljovic is the fact that users can now choose from a range of variant glyphs with longer or shorter ascenders and descenders and that it is now possible to automatically convert Cyrillic texts into texts using Latin characters and vice versa.
“I have designed ITC New Veljovic with its weights Normal, Condensed, Display and Cyrillic so that it can be used for many languages and in a wide variety of contexts.” – in both print and digital environments.