Colophon is an international, award-winning type foundry based in London (UK)  Due to its geographies, a particular and nuanced mix of British, pan-European, and American sensibilities permeate the foundry’s output.  and Los Angeles (US)  Due to its geographies, a particular and nuanced mix of British, pan-European, and American sensibilities permeate the foundry’s output.  . We create, publish, and distribute  All Colophon products are distributed exclusively and directly via this website, and are not available through any third-party retailers. This allows Colophon to remain in creative control of its output and operation, and also facilitates equitable compensation to its designers and collaborators.  high-quality retail and custom typefaces for analog and digital media.
Since 2009, Colophon has tasked itself with producing fonts that are composed with aesthetic and technological care, prompting a reputable library of new classics that couple typographic history with contemporary sensibilities. In tandem with its own designs, the foundry hosts original typefaces drawn by influential practitioners  Currently: Alison Haigh (UK), Anthony Burrill (UK), Benjamin Critton Art Department (US), Dries Wiewauters (BE), The Entente (UK), Hamish Makgill (UK), Hoon Kim / Why Not Smile (US / KR), Oscar & Ewan (SE / UK). Forthcoming: Raphaël Garnier / Atelier RG (FR), Studio E.O / Kyuhyung Cho (SE / TW).  from varied design disciplines. The resulting catalogue offers graphic designers and users-of-type a series of indelible digital tools, each with a distinct typographic identity.
In addition to the offerings in our retail inventory, we accept commissions for custom fonts, font families, and logotypes, as well as tailored / bespoke versions of our existing typefaces, including language extensions.
Colophon  In publishing, a Colophon is a statement of origin that often lists that work’s date and place of publication, as well as any additional information concerning that work’s provenance, including, but not limited to, typeface attribution.  Foundry’s self-initiated and commissioned work in type design is complemented by independent and collaborative initiatives in publishing  For each of its digital releases, Colophon also publishes an accompanying specimen. Specimens — commonly a sales tool in the age of analogue foundries — can take numerous forms. Creating a physical monument to an otherwise natively digital product.  , editing / curation, exhibition-making, and teaching, with a focus on local and international partnerships with institutions of all sizes.
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Colophon Foundry (LDN)
16A Crane Grove
+44(0)20 3095 9782
Colophon Foundry (LA)
1545 W Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, California