The studio has performed numerous typeface restorations with the only goal to obtain the best possible
reproduction from the typeface tracks still intact and available.
It obviously requires substantial typeface expertise but also an ability to stifle one's personal typeface design approach and instead immerse in the job at hand as loyally to the original as possible.
We have, among other tasks, done restorations of sandstone inscriptions. For example, Nordmandsdalens and the DSB main entrance in Sølvgade in Copenhagen where bronze letters and painted letters had vanished.
By a facade restoration at the Worker's Museum in Copenhagen, it turned out that the basement had once housed a tavern.
A few fragments of lettering beneath two layers
of facade painting formed the basis for the restoration of the inscription.
In the restoration of the bronze letter inscriptions, there was only the full width and the still intact parts of the inscription to work from.
When a carved inscription is heavily deteriorated by weather, its contours can be almost impossible to define - normally a plaster cast is required so the restoration work can be done at the drawing board.