Colophon Release Archive

Published:  August 5, 2013
Colophon Release Archive

Brighton-based type foundry Colophon have announced the release of a new (and old) serif typeface. Developed, formed and reformed over three years, the end result is “Archive”.

Initially drawn in a single roman weight with corresponding italics, Archive has expanded in weights and detail through a series of The Entente projects (Colophon Foundry’s concurrent graphic design practice), including Hotshoe Magazine and Draw Brighton’s publication, Draw.

Distinguished by “used before” nuances (indents on the top and bottom of each serif), Archive retains that ever-so-slight Colophon irregularity that reads with a Brighton wit — you have seen something like this before, but nothing exactly like this.

Archive is available in nine cuts — Roman, Roman Italic, Semibold, Semibold Italic, Bold, Bold Italic, Extra Bold, Extra Bold Italic and Mono. The Standard version contains Latin-A support. The Pro version includes a full set of small caps (including accented small caps), discretional ligatures, additional typographic alternates and number styles as well as Central European, Cyrillic and Greek language support.

Single weights start at £40 and family sets at £285. Supplied in OpenType format.

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