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Colophon is a human-centric agency for typography, with its offices and headquarters in Islington, London.

⁕ Colophon's founders; Anthony Sheret, Business Director and Edd Harrington, Creative Director

⁕⁕ The name Colophon is derived from a historical title for a statement at the end or start of a book / bound publication, typically with a printer's emblem, giving information about its authorship, printing and typefaces.

We combine creative typographic vision with the highest quality technical solutions to create typographic assets that power brand differentiation at scale for some of the world’s most recognised brands, including Instagram, Google, Cadillac and Burger King.

⁕⁕⁕ Colophon Foundry's London office at 16A Crane Grove, Islington, rendered in pencil and coloured pencil by artist Camille Deschiens, commissioned September, 2022.

Operational for over a decade, co-founders Anthony and Edd’s vision remains the same; to better the typographic world around us, creating value for customers, type users and readers alike.

Within its decade of operation, Colophon has worked with a diverse and global client base to produce both typefaces and type systems for some of the most successful and recognisable brands being utilised today. Alongside this, it continues to build a proprietary library of licensable font software across multiple scripts with a varied range of collaborators.

Facts at a glance:

50+

Exclusive Type Families

Updated Jan. 2023

100+

Custom
Clients

… and ever growing!

14+

Years in
Business

Established in 2009
To talk to us about your project or any licensing queries please get in touch!
Within its decade of operation, Colophon has worked with a diverse and global client base to produce both typefaces and type systems for some of the most successful and recognisable brands being utilised today. Alongside this, it continues to build a proprietary library of licensable font software across multiple scripts with a varied range of collaborators.

Facts at a glance:

50+

Exclusive Type Families

Updated Jan. 2023

100+

Custom
Clients

… and ever growing!

14+

Years in
Business

Established in 2009
To talk to us about your project or any licensing queries please get in touch!
Global and International
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Our Past, Present and Future

Founded in 2009, Colophon has tasked itself with creating custom and proprietary typefaces with conceptual, aesthetic and technological rigour.

  1. 2009

    Colophon release its first e-commerce offering with just three typefaces; Reader, Peggs and Perfin

    Colophon Foundry is founded in Brighton (UK)

  2. 2010

    First release of Colophon's Library Typeface Apercu, which would go on to gain widespread popularity among some of the worlds most recognisable brands

    Version 2.0 of Colophon's e-commerce platform is developed in-house

  3. 2011

    Colophon begin to lecture internationally in Melbourne (AU) and Los Angeles (US)

    Colophon takes part in A Product of Design exhibition at Scion Gallery, Los Angeles (US)

  4. 2012

    Colophon relocates to London (UK), and expands its team

    No Cash Value exhibition at held at Oz Gallery, Amsterdam (NL)

    Colophon partakes in 23rd Interntional Graphic Design Festival in Chaumont (FR)

  5. 2013

    Colophon are invited to speak at Visuelt 2013, in Oslo (NO), inspiring the Colophon Library typeface of the same name

  6. 2014

    Colophon's typeface Castledown is nominated for Design of the Year at the Design Museum, London (UK)

  7. 2015

    Colophon speaks at Google's annual conference on design and technology, Span, London (UK)

    Version 3.0 of Colophon's e-commerce platform is designed and built in collaboration with YES Studio

    FIVE YEARS, exhibition at KK Outlet, London (UK)

  8. 2016

    Collaboration with Google begins for the release of OpenSource type family, Space Mono

  9. 2017

    Second nomination for Design of the Year at the Design Museum (UK) with Smorgasbord for Wales / Cymru Sans

  10. 2018

    Custom Sans and Serif type families created for Dunkin' with JKR Global

    Colophon lecture at Type Directors Club New York (US)

  11. 2019

    Development of tools such as the Chrome Plugin aim to allow users to test Colophon library typefaces on the fly

    Colophon celebrates its tenth year in business

  12. 2020

    Custom type work with Square (Block, Inc.) and Ring Central begins

    Collaboration with JKR Global on work for Burger King becomes one of the most awarded re-brands of the year

  13. 2021

    Colophon's font library reaches fifty type families, spanning across five-hundred styles

  14. 2022

    Instagram announces re-brand with Colophon leading both Latin and World-script type system projects

    Collaboration with ON to develop the 3rd iteration of the Colophon e-commerce experience

    Joint venture formed with ON

  15. 2023

    Launch of the CF-Creator™

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Colophon Foundry is a trademark and trading style of AS & EH Partnership Ltd, part of the AS & EH Industries Group. Please contact us for further information.