Type Tuesday: Bridging Past and Present With Le Rosart

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What do you do when you’re working on a contemporary interpretation of a classic?

You go straight to the original source—which, in this case, took the Frankfurt, Germany–based Lukas Schneider to Antwerp, Belgium. There, at the Museum Plantin-Moretus, the Revolver Type founder studied Jacques-François Rosart’s original punches and matrices from the 18th century—and from the vertical contrast axis to the hefty terminals, the materials served as the creative ether of the new typeface Le Rosart.

As the foundry writes of its work, “At Revolver Type, we like to mix historical motifs and contemporary vision, combine them with state-of-the-art technology, and fuse them into forceful fonts.”

And that’s exactly what they’ve done here.

The font comes in Display and Text variants, with five weights each. See them in action below—and to find the past frolicking in the present, head to Revolver for a copy of Le Rosart.