About Foundry Dat Font Family
Foundry Dat is created with a common horizontal dash grid structure for accurate layering when characters are superimposed. Foundry Dat’s integrated background aligns vertically and horizontally, when set solid, forming a continuous pattern.
Foundry Dat’s companion family
functions as a legible correspondence font, with a ‘typewriter’ feel.
Each family contains: light, regular, medium and bold weights. Foundry Dat comes with a series of dashes to extend the background grid. Characters can also be offset to make different patterns – in the process becoming images – a graphic language with total integration of form and function.
About The Foundry
Started in 1989–90 by David Quay and Freda Sack, with just two typefaces Foundry Sans and Foundry Old Style, The Foundry typeface library has grown into a unique range of font styles, covering a range of languages and formats. The partners continue to develop new typeface designs to expand The Foundry font collection.
David and Freda bring a unique combination of traditional and modern approaches to font design and implementation, having worked in every technological development of type design since hot metal, including the beginnings of digital font technology. Their craft skills and pre-digital experience lend integrity and quality to their type design.
Their involvement with design and typography gives them a highly individual approach to their work as type designers. This is also motivated by personal dialogue with designers from all over the world. Nothing makes them happier than when someone sends in a superb example of The Foundry fonts in use – and fortunately this happens quite often.