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Utilised in various projects by The Entente through the last three years of studio practice, ARCHIVE has developed into its final form. Initially conceived for a publication by Brighton-based photographic publisher Photoworks – The Myth of the Airborne Warrior by Stuart Griffiths, with its topic of the Northern Ireland conflict, ARCHIVE was drawn in a single roman weight with corresponding italics. Since then, ARCHIVE has been developed over a variety of projects including Draw, Hotshoe and various other smaller pieces of print.

ARCHIVE’s strength and character lies in the feeling that it has already existed, or simply that it has been through a multiplication process prior to the viewer seeing it. This aesthetic comes from small indents on both the top and bottom of each serif (aligning parallel to the baseline and cap height).

ARCHIVE is available in nine cuts – Roman, Roman Italic, Semibold, Semibold Italic, Bold, Bold Italic, Extra Bold, Extra Bold Italic and Mono. The Standard version contains Latin-A support. The Pro version includes a full set of small caps (including accented small caps), discretional ligatures, additional typographic alternates and number styles as well as Central European, Cyrillic and Greek language support. Supplied in OpenType format.Your investment is greatly appreciated.

We present the ARCHIVE Specimen package. Utilising the full ARCHIVE family this specimen contains four elements that are collated into a package onto a 3mm backing board. It includes a measuring device that allows for each point size to be measured with the die-cut tool.

2pp Ratchford Book Cloth cover, foiled both sides
16pp printed 2 colours
Saddle Stitched

520mm x 380mm printed 2 colours

A5 printed 2 colours back, printed 4 colour front

120mm x 180mm printed 1 colour both sides, die-cut

3mm backing board, collated and shrink wrapped

Hot foil die-cut sticker

Printed by Generation Press
Designed by The Entente

More information on ARCHIVE and to purchase the font or specimen can be found here

Many thanks to Anthony and Edd for helping us put this together.



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