Graphic designer Neville Brody has launched Brody Fonts, a new type foundry formed in collaboration between his studio Brody Associates and online type library, Type Network. The foundry will publish typefaces by Brody and his teams in London and Berlin, drawing from some of the font families developed for previous studio projects as well as creating completely new ones.
The foundry launches with two typefaces: BF Bonn and BF Buffalo. BF Bonn was originally created in 1991 for Bonn Ausstellungshalle’s signage system and branding. Inspired by Brody’s work on ORF, the Austrian national broadcasting network, the studio says BF Bonn is “a modern, open, geometric and sharp 20th-century font for the 21st century”.
BF Buffalo was designed for a special issue of magazine Arena Homme+ celebrating Buffalo, the group of stylists, creatives, musicians and photographers centred around stylist Ray Petri in the 1980s. Brody’s team describes this font as “streetwise and gritty”; it was later extended and applied to London’s Anti-Design Festival.
Both typefaces can be purchased from the Type Network.
Brody launched the foundry at an event called Type and Time in New York last night, as part of the TDC@Parsons series at Parsons School of Design. He spoke about his studio’s recent typeface collaborations with Coca-Cola (TCCC Unity), Samsung (SamsungOne) and Channel 4 (Horseferry and Chadwick), as well as older work including hand-drawn headlines The Face and his experimental typographic platform, Fuse.