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Brygada 1918 in Google Fonts

Brygada 1918 is a digital revival project of Brygada typeface done thanks to the support of the “Independent” program and the President of the Republic of Poland. The source of inspiration lies in casting matrices found by Janusz Paweł Tryzno In the Book Art Museum in Lodz. Extended Brygada 1918 family including 6 versions is available for download under Open Font License. We hope that through its use the Brygada 1918 project will benefit the building common conscience of type design – a domain of significant, culture building character.

banner with letters in Brygada 1918 font

According to the historical research the typeface was most probably created during the interwar period, in the Type Foundry Idźkowski and Warsaw. The main idea of this undertaking was to honor the typographic heritage in a vivid manner. Original matrices were available in regular, italic, and bold versions. To allow the practical application of the font in a larger versatility of projects the collection gained semibold, semibold italic and bold italic variants. Apart from redrawing, the shapes were adjusted and corrected, and the available glyph coverage was greatly expanded. Regarding the character set, Brygada 1918 type family contains extended Latin, extended Cyrillic, basic Greek, International Phonetic Alphabet, 4 figuer versions (oldstyle, lining, tabular oldstyle, tabular lining), small caps, sub- and superscript, currency symbols, mathematical signs, and a wide set of ornaments, in all 6 versions.

old molds with letters

We encourage you to use font Brygada 1918. You can download it under an open license from the Google Fonts or from the website You can read more about the typeface also in the English in a specially created book about Brygada 1918.

The project is financed by the Multi-annual Programme NIEPODLEGŁA 2017-2022 of the Subsidy Progamme “Independent