Forje, type family, 3 styles

“Men don’t remember the Past; they always re-build it. They starts from the Present — and it’s from there that, always, they know and interpret the Past.” The idea of subjectivity as inevitable but even useful in the writing of History, enunciated by french historiographer Lucien Febvre, is put into practice in the type design field. Started as a graduation project back in 2015 and based on a printed source from the late XVIth century, the Forje family tries to somehow harmonise the three very distinct original styles: roman, italic and Fraktur. Some details and structures are shared, like curviness or broken shapes, in order to keep the oddness and particularities while uniting them.

An early version of the family has been traveling with the international type design exhibition Pangramme since 2016.