Colophon is an independent type foundry set up by Brighton based design studio, The Entente
(Anthony Sheret & Edd Harrington).
As well as distributing and acting as a platform for fonts designed by The Entente, it selects fonts designed by other designers to distribute and create products for.
Working in a similar way to that of a publishers, some typefaces that are released by Colophon will be in a limited edition. These fonts will be unique in its edition, ranging from 50-500.
Aperçu is a new sans-serif typeface designed by The Entente. The conceit behind Aperçu was to create a synopsis or amalgamation of classic realist typefaces: Johnston, Gill Sans, Neuzeit & Franklin Gothic.
Raisonné is a contemporary sans-serif typeface, designed by Benjamin Critton. Its single weight—demibold—was drawn for use at all scales. Raisonné was initially conceived as a typeface that would comprise the written portions of of a comprehensive catalogue raisonné, the creation and publishing of which is required of each MFA candidate in the Department of Graphic Design at the Yale School of Art.
The typeface is parodic-serious, intended to be a bit dumb, blunt, candid, affable—honest in the same way Modernism liked its materials. It pays homage here and there to noteworthy precedents, among them Rudolf Koch’s Kabel, Sol Hess’ Twentieth Century, Joseph Churchward’s Crossbred, and Herb Lubalin’s Avant Garde.