Colophon Foundry re-releases its road-sign inspired typeface, Montefiore, with new specimen

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Colophon Foundry has re-released its typeface Montefiore, which was first created in 2009 and created a specimen to sit alongside the launch. “Montefiore was originally drawn in our student days at Brighton University. The road signage in Hove, East Sussex was unlike standardised UK road signage,” explains Colophon. “It had been rendered from cast metal around the Victorian era. This analogue and idiosyncratic production method produced interesting results. We extended these sketches into a two-weight type family that was originally released in 2009, without an accompanying specimen.”

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