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by Roy Cole
Individual Styles from $46.90
Complete family of 6 fonts: $187.60
Colophon Font Family was designed by Roy Cole and published by Roy Cole. Colophon contains 6 styles and family package options.

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About Colophon Font Family

During development of Colophon 30, the base font of the typeface family, two requirements emerged; namely that it should demonstrate good legibility and robustness when used for text composition, and where individual characters become more apparent, as in much larger sizes, these should appear well formed. Colophon 60 and 90 progressively increase in x-height to allow the counters to retain openness. The italics lean towards informality, this being apparent in the descender tails. On account of its neutrality there are few instances where the use of Colophon would be inappropriate; a quality that can also be attributed to Roy Cole's other typeface families: Lina, Zeta and Coleface.

Designers: Roy Cole

Publisher: Roy Cole

Foundry: Roy Cole

Original Foundry: unknown

Design Owner: Roy Cole

MyFonts debut: May 14, 2009

Colophon™ is a trademark of Roy Cole Typography.

About Roy Cole

Following his studies at the Allgemeine Gewerbeschule in Basle, Switzerland, Roy Cole worked for Birkhäuser AG, Basel; and Zollikofer & Co. AG, St Gallen, before gaining employment with a number of large design companies in the UK. He then established Cole Design Unit, and designed hundreds of books and book covers for a range of prestigious publishers, museums and public libraries. These included Phaidon; Oxford University Press; Royal Academy of Arts; Ashmolean Museum; and the Bodleian Library. At the end of the 1990s Roy formed his own type foundry, Roy Cole Typography, to develop sans serif type families that are notable for their strong legibility, making them particularly suitable for book design: Lina (2003); Zeta (2006); Colophon (2009); and Coleface (2012).