Based in Sydney, Australia, Foundry is a blog by Rebecca Thao. Her posts explore modern architecture through photos and quotes by influential architects, engineers, and artists.

Our Type

The Seeking State believes in heritage reclaimed. Our typeface is The Doves Type. Punch-cutter Edward Prince created this type in 1899 – influential in modern book design -  for Cobden-Sanderson and Emery Walker for Dove press.

In a story of rival jealousy and fear of bland uniformity and mechanization, Cobden-Sanderson threw the whole type over Hammersmith Bridge. Type suicide. Robert Green re-discovered the throw-away in the Thames and after dogged research and passionate dedication made the typeface available since December 2013. Heritage can be reclaimed.

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