Ref NoFOUNDRY
Acc No2012_ACC2
TitleFoundry Types
DescriptionFreda Sack and David Quay, the creators of Foundry Types, eight concept designs of NatWest fonts
produced pre 2001, showing work in progress and different types of typography.

Located at UCA Epsom.
DatePre 2001
AdminHistoryThe Foundry is one of the original independent type foundries, started in 1989–90, by David Quay and Freda Sack. Both partners of The Foundry continue to develop new typeface designs to expand the font collection. The Foundry has since become the trademark of this successful, reputable typeface library – now managed and run by Foundry Types Limited.

The Foundry designers bring a combination of traditional and modern approaches to font design and implementation, having worked in every technological stage of type design since hot metal, particularly being involved with the beginnings of digital font technology. Their pre-digital experience and skills lend integrity and quality to their type design.


These designs a show different idea and thought processes from initial conception to realisation

They were part of a touring exhibition 'Matter in hand'. This exhibition was an exhibition of samples and ephemera which trace the development of designers' ideas from conception to completion, originally on in the London institute Gallery, but touring to many places, including New York.

The catalogue of the exhibition is also available with the drawings.

Persons
CodePersonNameDates
DS/UK/11Quay; David; Typographer
DS/UK/10Sack; Freda; Typographer
DS/UK/12Foundry Types Ltd
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