Roguemont is a type family originally drawn from gilded lettering on the Rougemont Heritage House in the West End of Vancouver, BC. It has seven styles and a consistent width for glyphs across weights.
This quality makes it especially suited to display settings where emphasis needs to be changed over time. Phrases can be switched to different styles—from thin to heavy and back again—without re-flowing headings.
Details on the Rougemont building have been challenging to find:
This 1911 bay-windowed Edwardian apartment block, designed by architect EE Blackmore, is not listed on the Register.
Apparently, despite being classified as a Heritage building, it was left out of the surveys. I’ve only found praise for the state of the building, but no details on who the lettering artist was.
While sketching for this initial version of the typeface, I explored a number of different directions for the glpyhs that weren’t in the original Rougemont lettering:
I also experimented with an inline and fill style of the typeface. These are only early concepts, but show how multiple versions of the typeface could work together either layered or as a colour font: