Type on Loan +
Design Activity +
This is a collection of typefaces from independent type foundries free to download or use on a trial basis for educational and non-commercial use.
The idea evolved from our experience of teaching typography with our graphic design students. Our aim is to raise awareness of the craftsmanship of typeface design by making type accessible and free to use.
The Type on Loan collection will act as a resource to be used for Collectarium design activities to encourage dialogue, debate, and purposeful play.
The visual identity of the Collectarium website is made from a variety of free typefaces from this collection.
This collection is ongoing – please email us if you would like to contribute.
© Collectarium 2022
Design Activity 01: What’s your Type?
A drawing workshop that substitutes the life model for letters dressed up in various typefaces.
The 'Type on Loan' collection was used to analyse the anatomy of type using traditional life drawing exercises. Students learnt about typefaces, terminology and the history and contexts for use.
- Female Designer
- sans serif
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