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 from the Netherlands. [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, caps only, with many deviations from the original), Jumbo Mumbo NF (Nick’s Fonts, 2006, caps and small caps), Collette (Scholtz Fonts, 2007), Dufour (Scholtz Fonts, 2011, rounded), P22 CoDependent (IHOF, 2012, used for sample).
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