Borys Kosmynka, Mateusz Machalski, Przemysław Hoffer, Ania Wieluńska
Borys Kosmynka, Ania Wieluńska
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Kolumbia typeface found its way to interwar Poland all the way from America. At the beginning of the 20th century, the typeface was cast in three variants - two antiquities and italics, based on the hand lettering from the cover of the Saturday Evening Post. Then, from the American ATF foundry, Post Oldstyle Roman no. 2 - because this is the full name of the original - went overseas, among others to the German foundry of Woellmer and the Dutch Lettergieterij Amsterdam. Finally, it reached the Polish foundry of Jeżyński, where it operated under the name of Kolonial, and the foundry of Idźkowski, where it was called Kolumbia (or Columbia). When creating our Kolombia, we used templates from both Warsaw foundries. Kolombia is a serif display typeface. It works well for the composition of short content and as a typographic pair for the Renesans. The authors of the typeface are Ania Wieluńska and Borys Kosmynka.