Romulus Revival is an attempt to digitize Jan van Krimpen’s Romulus typeface which was released with the Enschedé type foundry in 1931. Romulus is regarded as the first “superfamily” consisting of a serif and sans-serif design, though the sans-serif design was never released.
The material for this project was sourced at the Meermanno Museum from original drawings and type specimens. In addition books set in Romulus were purchased at antique shops, scanned and analyzed for the purpose of a truthful digitization. This project was initiated at the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague and was supervised by Paul van der Laan.
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