5 Styles. ADVANCED
Foundation is a suite of revival fonts inspired by historical typeface specimens originating from America, France and Nordic countries. Currently, the fonts exist in hairline roman format only, however, multiple weights and styles are planned for future release.
All Cap Punctuation
Currency & Maths
Standard Lining Figures
Numerators & Denominators
Superscript & Subscript
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Type research and text by Paul Shaw, NYC August, 2018
The Foundation fonts are a set, not a type family. The five fonts—two seriffed faces and two sans serifs—are diverse in design with each having its own distinctive history. A2-TYPE derived their inspiration from three principal sources: the Barnhart Brothers & Spindler specimen book no. 9 (1907), a Deberny & Peignot specimen book (c.1934), and an alphabet sheet (dated 1939) from the Gunnar Biilmann Petersen Archive at the Design Museum Danmark. What unites such disparate fonts as a group is that they are all skeletal in form. To emphasize their barebones, elemental nature, the fonts have been named Foundation.
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