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The Raffia Initialen were designed by Henk Krijger and released by Lettergieterij Amsterdam in 1952. They were distributed in North America by Amsterdam Continental Types and Graphic Equipment Inc. in electrotype format, and later through VGC on strips of typositor film. Currently licensing rights are owned by the Linotype Corporation. The master drawings were located in 2001 by longtime Lettergieterij Amsterdam employee Henk Gianotten, and are now part of the Special Collections division of the Univeriteitsbibliotheek of the University of Amsterdam.

MyFonts debut: Mar 24, 2008 / Publisher: ARTypes / Ari Rafaeli / http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/artypes/raffia/

We are offering a new high-fidelity digital edition manufactured by Patrick Griffin, Canada Type, from photocopied reproductions and digital photographic images of the master drawings, in consultation with Peter Enneson, longtime student of Henk Krijgerís life and work. The new edition is issued on Open Type format (OTF) and as an EPS vector archive. The vector glyphs allow colourization of groups of strands.

Canada Type debut: April 29, 2015 / http://canadatype.net/fonts/raffia-initials

Recently a Raffia derivative, Raffish, was issued by Ian Lynam of Wordshape Type Foundry.