Architype Catalogue Soft Solid
Abenaki, Afaan Oromo, Afar, Afrikaans, Albanian, Alsatian, Amis, Anuta, Aragonese, Aranese, Arrernte, Arvanitic, Asturian, Aymara, Basque, Bikol, Bislama, Breton, Cape Verdean, Catalan, Cebuano, Chamorro, Chavacano, Chickasaw, Cofan, Corsican, Danish, Dawan, Delaware, Dholuo, Drehu, Dutch, English, Estonian, Fijian, Filipino, Finnish, Folkspraak, French, Frisian, Friulian, Galician, Genoese, German, Gooniyandi, Greenlandic, Guadeloupean, Gwichin, Haitian Creole, Han, Hiligaynon, Hopi, Ido, Ilocano, Indonesian, Interglossa, Interlingua, Irish, Italian, Jamaican, Javanese, Jerriais, Kala Lagaw Ya, Kapampangan, Kaqchikel, Kikongo, Kinyarwanda, Kiribati, Kirundi, Klingon, Latin, Latino Sine, Lojban, Lombard, Low Saxon, Luxembourgish, Makhuwa, Malay, Manx, Marquesan, Meriam Mir, Mohawk, Montagnais, Murrinhpatha, Nagamese Creole, Ndebele, Neapolitan, Ngiyambaa, Norwegian, Novial, Occidental, Occitan, Oshiwambo, Palauan, Papiamento, Piedmontese, Portuguese, Potawatomi, Qeqchi, Quechua, Rarotongan, Romansh, Rotokas, Sami Southern, Samoan, Sango, Saramaccan, Sardinian, Scottish Gaelic, Seri, Seychellois, Shawnee, Shona, Sicilian, Slovio, Somali, Sotho Northern, Sotho Southern, Spanish, Sranan, Sundanese, Swahili, Swazi, Swedish, Tagalog, Tetum, Tok Pisin, Tokelauan, Tshiluba, Tsonga, Tswana, Tumbuka, Tzotzil, Ukrainian, Uzbek, Venetian, Volapuk, Voro, Walloon, Waraywaray, Warlpiri, Wayuu, Wikmungkan, Wiradjuri, Xhosa, Yapese, Yindjibarndi, Zapotec, Zulu, Zuni
About Architype Catalogue Soft Solid
Architype Catalogue Soft Solid is part of the Crouwel collection. A set of typefaces created in close collaboration with Wim Crouwel, following his agreement with The Foundry in 1996 to create digital fonts from his experimental alphabets. Crouwel’s most recognized work was for the Van Abbe and Stedelijk museums [1954–72] where he established his reputation for radical, grid-based designs.
Architype Catalogue’s soft ‘padded’ letterforms were originally created by Wim Crouwel for the Stedelijk museum’s 1970 exhibition of sculptor Claes Oldenburg. Crouwel said, ‘When you look at Oldenburg’s work, with all those soft objects, it gets into your system, so you try to integrate that feeling in the design. Claes was very taken with the catalogue’s typeface, and asked me if I would do the whole alphabet for him, so I did. I cut it all out in pink paper and pasted it together’.
Architype Catalogue Soft Outline can be viewed here.
Licence Architype Catalogue Soft Solid through Monotype
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