Founders Grotesk

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Country of Origin
New Zealand
Classification
Sans Serif, Grotesque
Original Format
Digital
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Background

The impetus for Founders Grotesk originally came from Duncan Forbes of The International Office. We had often discussed the nature and usefulness of the classic grotesks, and the possibility of creating a new one. After trawling through my 1912 Miller & Richard specimen, he became enamoured with their series of Grotesques, particularly the No.7 all-caps showing.
(…) During the development of Founders Grotesk I was made aware of the enduring qualities of Helvetica Halbfett (Medium). For display typography, the heft and weight is almost perfect. This had quite an influence on me, resulting in a close weight match to Founders Grotesk Medium. However, this is as far as the direct Helvetica influence extends.

Founders Grotesk was commissioned for completion for the wonderful redesign of The Weekend Herald, lead by deLuxe & Associates. It includes five weights in roman and italic. Founders Grotesk ships in OpenType format and is available exclusively from vllg.com.

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Last edited by henryortland on October 7, 2012, 12:16pm EST

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