JANUARY is my digital interpretation of the analog font Jana. The concave shapes of most characters and the notches on many give this sans-serif an elegant sparkle. There’s another digital version of Jana out there, but mine has been entirely redrawn and is very smooth. I’ve added two weights, Demi and Bold.

People send me wonderful suggestions and information; the Jana story is no exception. Janet got me started with a scan which jogged my memory. Bill suggested it was released by Visual Graphic Corp. Now Philippe has confirmed that Jana was created by Richard D. Juenger (b. 1928, Illinois) and marketed by VGC after winning third prize in the 1965 National Type Face Design Competition. Juenger was first a lettering man for Gardner Advertising, St. Louis, MO, in 1948. After 1954, he became a freelancer lettering for advertising, promotional work, packaging and logos.

Each font includes caps, lower case, numbers, punctuation, and international characters.