Canada Type Second Look

Taking a look back over Canada Type‘s catalog this week, I’ve picked up on one of their specialties — digitally producing novel, historically significant types, the sources of which previously existed solely in analog. Robur is one such.

Robur by Patrick Griffin, after Georges Auriol

In 1909, Georges Auriol concluded work in the vein of his art nouveau face Auriol with the release of Robur Noir. It was this latest face’s more conventional typographic structure perhaps that caused the type world to give serious attention to the effects of its unusual weight distribution. Oswald Cooper‘s 1921 Cooper Black and many more were soon to follow.

Roos by Patrick Griffin, after Sjoerd Hendrik de Roos

Roos celebrates the work of Dutch type designer Sjoerd Hendrik de Roos. Its unmissable sharp calligraphic curves electrify the page at display sizes, and soften to a controlled sparkle as text. Canada Type’s digital adaptation includes both text and display weights, including small caps, and decorative initial caps.

Jezebel by Rebecca Alaccari

Adapted from Seventies film lettering, Jezebel plays up the psychedelic factor within a commercial brush script through generous swash alternates and modulation of stroke width and axis. The professional version includes bonus characters and bonus words.

Luminari and Clarendon Wide.


  1. Posted August 25, 2011 at 9:10 PM | Permalink

    So proud that Canada has such an impressive presence on the worldwide type scene. Go Canada Type!

    Posted October 19, 2011 at 11:17 PM | Permalink

    This might be this blogs greatest piece of writing yet…

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