Designed by Jos Dufour and Joan Collette for Etablissements Plantin S.A., the Belgian branch of Lettergieterij Amsterdam. The name commemorates the centennial of Belgian independence. [Klingspor] Italian woodtype manufacturer Xilografia Intenazionale had it as Belgio.
Digital revivals and interpretations include Sid The Kid NF (Nick’s Fonts, 1999), Independant (Apostrophic Labs, 2000), Dujour (Ascender, 2005), Jumbo Mumbo NF (Nick’s Fonts, 2006), Collette (Scholtz Fonts, 2007), Dufour (Scholtz Fonts, 2011).
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