Sherpa Sans is now Gitan
Due to a dispute about the naming of one of our typefaces, Sherpa Sans, we were forced to rename the project. This included re-engineering of all fonts for all available formats, change the web & PDF specimens, edit all relevant texts, update existing customers with the new version, redesign parts of our printed promotional material, and issue of this statement. But what was most painful, was parting with a name that matched the project so well.
Despite our efforts to resolve the issue with Jo de Baerdemaeker, who asked us to change the name and stop all promotional efforts, he went on to submit a trademark registration. This is, it must be stated, for an unpublished design, with non-existing visual references of the font. Should the registration go through, it could potentially prevent us from promoting and distributing our typeface. We would rather design and have a good night sleep then fight foolish legal battles.
Finding a new name was tough. The name we have eventually chosen is Gitan. We and the author are very happy with it and hope it conveys the idea behind the design as well as its predecessor.