Mateusz Machalski, Borys Kosmynka, Przemysław Hoffer, Ania Wieluńska
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BRYGADA 1918 is a digital revival project of Brygada typeface done thanks to the support of the “Independent” program and the President of the Republic of Poland. The source of inspiration lies in casting matrices found by Janusz Paweł Tryzno In the Book Art Museum in Lodz. Extended Brygada 1918 family including 6 versions is available for download under Open Font License. We hope that through its use the Brygada 1918 project will benefit the building common conscience of type design – a domain of significant, culture building character.
The main idea of this undertaking was the hommage to the typographic heritage. The original design offered only Regular, Italic, and Bold styles. To make the typeface more practical the SemiBold, SemiBold Italic and Bold Italic variants were added. Apart from redrawing the design was overall improved and the available glyphset was expanded.
Brygada 1918 in each of its 6 styles consists of extended Latin, extended Cyrillic, basic Greek, IPA, 4 variants of digits (oldstyle, lining, tabular oldstyle, and tabular lining), small caps, currencies, math characters and a wide set of ornaments.