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Architype Fodor



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About Architype Fodor

Architype Fodor 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.

Fodor’s letterforms were created for the magazine published by Museum Fodor, Amsterdam. To save cost it was designed to be ‘typeset’ on their own electric typewriter. The resulting monospaced effect was combined with a background of orange overlaid with pink dots that provided a page grid to align the text to. The title set on the dot matrix formed the ‘system’ for construction of the ‘digital effect’ letterforms.

Wim Crouwel’s ‘Fodor Museum catalogue 18’, 1972–73.
Wim Crouwel’s ‘Fodor Museum catalogue 18’, 1972–73.

Licence Architype Fodor through Monotype

The original Foundry font collection is currently available exclusively from Monotype, you can purchase a licence to use these typefaces at Fonts.com, FontShop, Linotype, and MyFonts, via the following links.

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