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Trio Grotesk | Bold Monday


Bold Monday / new release / Trio Grotesk



• Revival of Kaart Antieke; the typeface used in Piet Zwart’s famous 1930 booklet for Drukkerij Trio

• Beautiful tribute to Dutch modern typography

• Three weights (Regular, Medium, Bold)

• Approx. 660 glyphs per font

• Starting prices at 49.00 Euro



Trio Grotesk is Florian Schick’s personal interpretation of Kaart Antieke – an early 20th century sans serif used by Piet Zwart in his famous, yet never officially published essay about modern typography called “Van oude tot nieuwe typografie”.

Trio Grotesk started as a student project for the KABK Type & Media masters course in type design. During a visit to the Meermanno Museum in Den Haag, Florian discovered the only two remaining copies of Piet Zwart’s essay. Being struck by the historical value of this booklet, he decided to revive the typeface it was set in instantly.

Florian enlarged and examined the original 7 point printed typeface in great detail and tried to replicate the image of this typeface as faithfully as possible. Certain features which are unique to letterpress printing, such as roundings caused by ink spread, have been preserved for instance.

Trio Grotesk comes in three weights, sports a Latin extended characterset and includes small caps, seven ranges of figures, and numerous arrows, ornaments and dingbats.

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About Bold Monday

Bold Monday was founded in 2008 by Paul van der Laan and Pieter van Rosmalen. Both have been active in the typographic field for many years already and their typefaces have been published through international foundries before they decided to go it alone.

Bold Monday regards itself as the typographical equivalent of a so called “indie” record company. It is the place where the love for beautiful typography, a do-it-yourself mentality and a keen eye for high production values meet.




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