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Gratiot and Riopelle is a locally focused type foundry inspired by 20th century lettering and sign painting.

Located in Detroit, MI, Gratiot and Riopelle started from a project to document interesting signage around the city. Our fonts are priced on a pay-what-you-can basis to help make them accessible to designers and small business owners. Each font is based on specimens found around the city of Detroit and created to best represent the neighborhood it is inspired by. Gratiot and Riopelle continues and will continue to document signage around the city as well, thanks to generous support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

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Gratiot and Riopelle is supported by a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, as part of its 2014 Knight Arts Challenge.

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