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Neville Brody launches type foundry Brody Fonts

Neville Brody has launched a new type foundry, Brody Fonts. The venture is a partnership between Brody Associates and TypeNetwork. So far, there are two fonts available: BF Buffalo and BF Bonn.

Brody Fonts promises new typefaces designed by Brody himself and other associates at his design studio. However, it will also offer updated versions of retro fonts (opens in new tab) from Brody's design portfolio (opens in new tab). "The foundry... will revisit key moments in Brody’s typographic legacy, re-engineering, enhancing, and expanding some iconic font families for contemporary use" announces a blurb on the foundry's site.

BF Bonn is a sharp, geometric sans-serif

BF Bonn is a sharp, geometric sans-serif

One such resurrected font is BF Bonn (opens in new tab), Brody Fonts' first release. BF Bonn first appeared in 1991 on the signage and branding for exhibition hall Bonn Ausstellungshalle, which was itself inspired by Brody’s earlier work for Austrian national broadcaster ORF. The foundry describes this a sharp, open, geometric typeface, as "a 20th century sans-serif for the 21st century". 

BF Buffalo is described as 'streetwise and gritty'

BF Buffalo is described as 'streetwise and gritty'

Type fans can also pick up BF Buffalo (opens in new tab). This was initially created for a special issue of Arena Homme Plus, dedicated to '80s fashion designer Ray Petri and his group of stylists, creatives, musicians and photographers. Later it was adapted for London's Anti-Design Festival. The font comes in seven different weights, and the foundry describes it as "streetwise and gritty". 

The font was originally used for London's Anti-Design Festival

The font was originally used for London's Anti-Design Festival

To find out more, and pick up either of the two new typefaces for yourself, take a look at the Brody Fonts site (opens in new tab).

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Ruth Hamilton
Ruth Hamilton

Ruth spent a couple of years as Deputy Editor of Creative Bloq, and has also either worked on or written for almost all of the site's former and current print titles, from Computer Arts to ImagineFX. She now spends her days reviewing mattresses and hiking boots as the Outdoors and Wellness editor at T3.com, but continues to write about design on a freelance basis in her spare time.