Type House and Foundry: P22

The Type Foundry, P22, began creating fonts in 1994. Their fonts were based on the handwriting and imagery of surrealist artists Marcel Duchamp and Joan Miró. Their goal was to create untraditional fonts. According to the site, “P22 type foundry creates computer typefaces inspired by Art & History and is renowned for its work with museums and foundations to ensure the development of accurate historical typefaces that are fully relevant for today’s computer user. P22 is comprised of 4 distinct collections, each with a unique typographical focus. In addition, P22 offers custom font design and licensing solutions”. I found the foundry’s wood type collection interesting. The site also offers merchandise, including specimen booklets. In addition, there is a blog, with posts about their different typefaces.

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