Alongside leading the type workshop and a lecture, Colophon Foundry were commissioned by the 23rd International Festival of Graphic Design in Chaumont, to be part of La Fabrique.
The heavy sans-serif typeface ‘La Fabrique’ was created to coincide with this commission. The process of production for the typeface was separated in four distinct stages and documented via two mediums: a set of four A0 serigraph posters and a small 12-page specimen, used to visually document a normally ephemeral and invisible process. The result was shown at La Fabrique, Chaumont, France in 2012.
The single-weight of La Fabrique was revisited in 2017 and extended into a family of five weights with corresponding Italics. It now also contains further language support for Extended Latin, Greek and Cyrillic, alongside further OpenType features and discretionary ligatures.
La Fabrique is available in five weights — Light, Regular, SemiBold, Bold and Heavy — all with corresponding Italics. It is available to license in both Standard (‘STD’) and Professional (‘PRO’) versions, the latter containing a range of additional OpenType features.