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Camelot’s typefaces bring both the contemporary and historical to the table

Independent foundry Camelot designs typefaces inspired by history – both canonical and vernacular – and informed by contemporary life, and technology. Founded by Maurice Göldner, Katharina Köhler and Wolfgang Schwärzler; the Leipzig-based foundry instantly fell into favour with its fellow designers, having been used by the likes of OK-RM, Fabian Bremer and in Ortner Schinko’s identity for Sigrid Stöckl.

Its Rando typeface is an homage to the German Romanesque architectural style from the late-19th Century; Rosart, a text typeface based on a specimen by designer Jacques-François Rosart from the 18th Century is updated with shorter curves for digital application; and Gräbenbach, inspired by grotesque type and hand-painted signs, is a typeface that combines the sharpness of digital design with the warmth of hand-drawing. Their newest typeface, Lelo, is based on monospaced typewriter fonts, updated with a jarring combination of pointy and rounded edges. The foundry’s work balances being scholarly and contemporary with ease, being informed by but not tied to history.

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