Eras is a humanist sans-serif typeface designed by Albert Boton (b. April 17, 1932, Paris) and Albert Hollenstein (b. 1930, Lucerne, d. 1974), and released by the International Typeface Corporation (ITC) in 1976. Eras is licensed by the Linotype type foundry.
A distinct and curious fature of Eras is its slight, 3-degree right tilt. Eras follows ITC's formulary of increased x-height, and multiple weights from light to ultra bold, though because all weights are slightly slanted, no italic version of the font is supplied. Eras is further distinct for its open bowls on the characters a, P, R, 6, and 9. The letter W changes shape from a merged 'double V' shape in the lighter variants to the standard W symbol in the bolder variants.
The typeface is widely used by Telecom Italia Mobile as a corporate typeface It was also used in the emblem and image of the 1998 FIFA World Cup , in the credits for the movie Caddyshack and in the video game Tekken Tag Tournament. The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) network used the font in its on-air promotion graphics during the early to mid-1980s.
- Their web pages, for example, employ numerous precomposed GIF web graphics like this one: "TIM 892412 worldwide directory service", Telecom Italia Mobile. Accessed 2010-10-28.
- "Fonts that are installed with 2007 Office suites and 2007 Office programs", Microsoft Support, 15 October 2007. Accessed 2010-10-28.
- "Fonts supplied with Windows Vista", Microsoft Typography, 2010. Accessed 2010-10-28.