Colonial Bastard Typeface

Colonial Bastard Typeface

A graphic design project by Zimbabwean born illustrator and graphic designer Osmond Tshuma.

The Colonial Bastard Rhodes typeface is a post-colonial critique of both Cecil John Rhodes and the impact of Colonialism in South Africa. The typeface is based on identifying certain key characteristics of fonts and typography used during the Colonial Era. Taking the exaggerated serif and vertical stress of the typefaces as a starting point, the Colonial Bastard Rhodes typeface was born. An easily legible, post-modern heading font.

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  1. J Adisa

    April 12, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    This is great on many levels.

    Where can I find and buy the typeface?

  2. laye samb

    November 16, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    great job, well done !

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