Winner 2023 / Typography / Typefaces

The Heritage of Oldrich Menhart

  • Prize
    Winner in Typefaces / Typography
  • Company
    Briefcase Type Foundry
  • Lead
    Tomas Brousil, Petra Docekalova
  • Team
    Tomas Brousil, Petra Docekalova
  • Client
    Briefcase Type Foundry
  • Video

2022 marked 125th anniversary of birth of a master calligrapher and a great Czech typographer Old?ich Menhart. We believe that this is a great opportunity to finally release high-quality digitizations of his iconic typefaces. For the past few years, we have been intensively researching in the museum archives, studying Menhart's estate, correspondence, reading his textbooks and technical articles, and collecting both common prints and rare bibliophilis. As a result, we have gathered enough background material for high-quality digitization of his works. We like to call it digital archaeology.