Felipe Sanzana is the Chilean designer and typographer behind Mum Type, a digital type foundry that is anything but ordinary. Brand new to YouWorkForThem, we’re excited to announce their first product release, Trouvé.
A contemporary sans serif crafted with an antique, glyphic style, Trouvé brings the past and present together through every detail of its stylish architecture. When the font was still in its infancy, Mum Type recalls reading about a paleontologist who unearthed Greek inscriptions that had been carved into ancient stone, abandoned by time and all human memory. As the story goes, the moment he found these archeological treasures, he shouted “Trouvé! Trouvé!” in sheer excitement; “trouvé” being a French word that literally translates to “found object.”
With Trouvé (the font), one finds the strong structural elements of antique, stone-chiseled glyphs, effortlessly aligned with the design aesthetics of a modern sans serif. It’s certainly an unexpected pairing, a daring exploration of letterforms that one might not typically think to try. We’re convinced that Mum Type must have experienced an electrifying moment of “Trouvé! Trouvé!” when they composed this unique type design.
Trouvé carries itself with elegance and confidence, making it appropriate for a variety of applications. Its heavier weights are well suited for bold displays, headlines, advertising, branding, logos, posters, and product packaging. Trouvé’s lighter weights are incredibly stylish in editorials and body text, web content, infographics, and publishing.
Available in seven weights that range from Thin to Fat with corresponding obliques for each, Trouvé offers additional features that include case sensitive forms, fractions, numerators, denominators, ordinals, discretionary ligatures, standard ligatures, and stylistic alternates for greater flexibility. Its multilingual support is extensive, covering Basic Latin, Western European, Euro, Catalan, Baltic, Turkish, Central European, Romanian, Pan African Latin, Dutch, Afrikaans, Igbo Onwu, and Basic Greek for global accessibility.
Trouvé is on sale for an incredible 85% off of its regular price through August 18, 2017, the perfect opportunity to experience your own moment of “Trouvé! Trouvé!”
As a new foundry, Mum Type only has one product as of this writing, but after seeing what they’ve done with Trouvé, we’re already excited to see their future work. Bookmark their portfolio to keep an eye on their upcoming additions!