The Foundry’s latest Crouwel-inspired typeface

Architype Ingenieur is the latest Wim Crouwel-inspired type family to be released through David Quay and Freda Sack’s The Foundry…

Architype Ingenieur is the latest Wim Crouwel-inspired type family to be released through David Quay and Freda Sack’s The Foundry

The lower-case only typeface was inspired by Crouwel’s exhibition catalogues and posters from the late 1950s and early 1960s, “where he created a few geometrically constructed, simplified letterforms,” says Quay. “For the 1960 Venice Biennale Dutch entry poster, he made Olanda, a grid-based typeface with 45-degree angles, influenced by his boyhood fascination with naval lettering,” he continues.

“A subtle variation appeared in the Stedelijk Museum catalogue for painter Jean Brusselmans (cover shown above), and several dot matrix versions followed. The themes and systems in these early letterforms are encapsulated in the four weights of Architype Ingenieur.”

The face comes in four weights, bold, regular, light and dot:


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