Typeface, self-published, 2002. Politie is a monospace adaptation of the typeface Wim Crouwel designed in the 1960s for the typewriter manufacturer Olivetti, which was released after decades as digital fonts by the Foundry in London (Foundry Gridnik). Although neither the original nor the Foundry’s interpretation was designed as a fixed-width typeface, its rigid, modular letterform seemed apt for a monospace adaptation.
Politie in use
Although we made this typeface for ourselves and never sought to release it commercially (which would have been difficult anyway due to potentially complicated copyright issues), some of our close friends asked to use it for their projects. Such as these:
Motion graphic for the event ‘Lost and Found’, Amsterdam, designed by Karel Martens, 2004.
TPG Post postage stamp, designed by Jeff Ramsey at the Werkplaats Typografie, 2006
- Filed under Typefaces.