Mateusz Machalski is a graphic designer whose career has largely focused upon visual corporate identity, branding, and strong typography. Following his graduation from Wydziale Grafiki ASP and the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Poland, Mateusz later co-founded Borutta, a creative group specializing in persuasive visual campaigns.

Mateusz’s body of work has included art direction for Warsawholic Magazine and an extensive family of fonts for the Tupperware corporation. Mateusz also composed the visual identity of the Lech Wa??sa Solidarity Award, a distinctive honor bestowed upon individuals who support democracy, civic rights, and freedom through their efforts to make the world a better place.

Inspired by his life and surroundings, much of Mateusz’s work pays homage to his Polish heritage in one way or another, including two contributions to the collaborative effort behind Warsaw Types, a collection of a dozen font families inspired by examples of typography throughout Warsaw’s history. The rest of Mateusz’s work is varied and includes sleek geometric structures, gritty display fonts, weathered letterpress designs, sophisticated serifs, distressed headlines, and everything in between.


Migrena Grotesque is a geometric, sans serif family of eighteen fonts. Mateusz took a classically-rounded architecture and paired it with unexpectedly modern elements to create a truly dynamic type design. Migrena Grotesque is smart and sophisticated, offering impeccable legibility even in small point.

With nine weights that range from UltraLight to Black with corresponding italics for each, the varied structures within the Migrena Grotesque family are well suited to a variety of design applications. Headlines in Black will capture the attention of every eye, while Light presents a grand accompaniment to its heavy hand in editorial layouts and publications. The entire span of weights will find itself quite at home in advertising, branding, corporate identity, logo design, and product packaging. The stellar legibility of Migrena Grotesque also makes it a particularly excellent choice for web design and mobile applications.

Multilingual support for Migrena Grotesque includes Basic Latin, Western European, Euro, Baltic, Turkish, Central European, Romanian, and Pan African Latin languages for thorough global accessibility.

Right now through April 5, 2017, Migrena Grotesque is on sale for 50% off its regular price.


Mateusz Machalski currently offers 19 type designs through YouWorkForThem. Visit and bookmark his portfolio so you won’t miss his future additions because he’s got new projects in the works. Nocturne Pro will be an extended version of Mateusz’s original work for the Warsaw Types project, and he’s also digitizing the Bona typeface, originally designed by Andrzej Heidrich in 1971. We’re excited to see both of these projects emerge as soon as they’re ready to greet the world.