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A Slab Serif With Enticing Curves: Muriza

Run by Nils Thomsen in Hamburg, and Jakob Runge in Munich, TypeMates is a no-nonsense type foundry that offers a collection of multifarious typefaces and also works directly with clientele to tailor custom type designs. “We don’t believe that typefaces are neutral or purely functional systems for reading, rather that they are a visual language…


Pensum Pro Pairs Calligraphic Notes In A Contemporary Serif

TypeMates is a straightforward type foundry that circulates a diverse range of typefaces and also tailors exclusive type designs for small and large clientele. Operated by Nils Thomsen in Hamburg, and Jakob Runge in Munich, TypeMates attends to everything from the tiniest nuance in a logo or piece of lettering, to the design of extensive…


BIG Stencil Draws A Vintage Industrial Style

João Miranda describes himself as a “Jack of all trades, master of some,” although judging by his work, he’s actually a master of many. Having worked in art direction, graphic design, illustration, and lettering, it’s little wonder why he is exceptionally skilled in branding. His multidisciplinary career has enjoyed a great deal of success and…


Barack Pro Celebrates Stars And Stripes

Based in Vienna, Austria, Ekke Wolf found his way into typography in the early 90s when he sought to create fonts that didn’t yet exist for the purposes of editorial design. The actual process of working on letters amazed him because of the sheer pleasure he experienced through his focus, the tranquil silence of his…


Rival: A Slab Serif With Calligraphic Rhythm

While Olivier Gourvat has been working with type design since 2004, the influence of typography began much earlier in his life. “My father was a literary artist and I grew up surrounded with hand-painted panels and letters,” he explained. Indeed, his father’s workshop was full of them, and Olivier had access to a treasure-trove of…


Betm Rounded: The Softer Side Of Betm

Chatnarong Jingsuphatada is a Bangkok-based graphic designer with a passion for typography. As most graphic designers will attest, it’s often difficult (if not at times, impossible) to find the right font for a project, so Chatnarong took it upon himself to start designing his own. “Dealing with different kinds of work,” he told us, “I…


Find A Little Happiness In A Joyful, Casual Script: Boutiera

Mika Melvas became a full-time typographer in 2014, after having spent more than ten years working as a graphic designer and art director at an advertising agency. He took a short-lived class on type design in college and while he loved the course and the subject, typography remained little more than a hobby for nearly…

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