Alexander Nedelev and Veronika Slavova founded Typedepot in 2010. Employed at the same advertising agency, the two worked together on a project that led to the creation of their first typeface, Glide. Alexander was predominately skilled in Photoshop, having no experience with vector applications, but he quickly became fascinated with type when their project reached its completion.
“We started creating letters by just rotating or slightly modifying the modular blocks with which Glide was created,” Alexander said of the moment he knew he wanted to pursue typography. “I was creating not only a design piece, but also a tool for other designers to use and create their own designs – it was a great feeling I really enjoy to this day.”
Alexander particularly loves the attention to detail that typography requires. “This is when I can get the shivers just by looking a typeface, when you see the little details which were made, despite the fact probably no one will see them,” he observed.
One of Typedepot’s most recent releases is Cormac, a humanist sans serif whose inspiration is, in one word, simplicity. Friendly and approachable, Cormac delivers its message with clarity and an even temper while flared ascenders and stems summon hints of its calligraphic origins. The concept for this typeface required trimming away everything that was deemed unnecessary while creating a finished type design that remained visually compelling.
Cormac manages to do exactly that. Its neutral and unassuming manner makes it an ideal choice for a wide variety of projects including headlines, editorials, advertising, publishing, branding, logos, corporate communications, web copy, and mobile applications.
“I really enjoyed working on the details and punctuation,” Alexander explained, “the question mark, the interrobang, the alternative ‘f’ and, of course, those slightly flared asymmetrical stems which make Cormac what it is – a friendly and different sans serif typeface.”
Cormac is available in seven weights ranging from Extra Thin to Bold with corresponding italics for each, and an additional Black that’s particularly well-suited for strong headline use. Cormac is packed with extra flexibility in the form of contextual alternates, case sensitive forms, discretionary ligatures, standard ligatures, localized forms, numerator and denominator, ordinals, slashed zero, oldstyle figures, and tabular figures. Multilingual support includes Basic Latin, Western European, Euro, Baltic, Turkish, Central European, Romanian, Pan African Latin, Dutch, and Basic Cyrillic for extensive international accessibility.
Right now, Cormac is on sale for 80% off of its regular price through March 18, 2017 so it’s a great time to add this one to your font cache!
Typedepot currently offers seven products through YouWorkForThem. You’ll definitely want to watch their portfolio for new additions because they’ve got great things in the works for 2017, including a serif typeface called Sakar and a Soft version of Cormac. “We’ve recently started a blog that will follow quite intimately the development of some of our typefaces so you can take a glimpse into the development of a typeface,” Alexander shared.
It’s always interesting to learn more about the creative process of designers, and we appreciate that Alexander and Veronika are sharing theirs with the world. We wish them the best in all of their future work, and we look forward to watching it develop!