CANADA TYPE SPECIMENS

BY PATRICK GRIFFIN

Colville

The Colville font family originated in 2015, custom-made to be used on the headstones commemorating Canadian painter Alex Colville. Some of the initial shapes came from letters Colville had used in his design of a Governor General gold medal in the 1970s. The resulting family has a strong art deco aesthetic and a humanist geometry that make it suitable for a variety of applications.

Colville contains:

  • 4 fonts of over 750 glyphs
  • stylistic alternates
  • Pan-European language support
  • 5 sets of figures
  • automatic fractions
  • ornaments

Purchase Colville at Canada Type.

Colville Magnify

The Devil's Artisan would like to acknowledge the generous financial support of the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council.

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