Maciej Wloczewski is a graphic designer and typographer based in Warsaw, Poland. Maciej feels that every project requires a different solution regardless of business size and his work reflects that sensibility. He specializes in creating typefaces that suit a wide variety of applications, going to great lengths to include additional features that will allow graphic designers exceptional flexibility in their work.
Attention to detail and hard work are hallmarks of Maciej’s creative process, developed during the course of his graphic design studies. He is also a co-owner of Portrait Institute, a creative photography business that specializes in stunning portrait and wedding photography.
Declaring himself as rather scientifically-minded, Maciej particularly enjoys the process of type design because it allows him to work in silence and concentrate on the minute details, focusing on the final result as it emerges. He wanted to become a type designer before he even began studying graphic design. “I was studying Electrical and Computer Engineering for three months, but I resigned and started to prepare for the Academy of Fine Arts exam,” Maciej told us. “Luckily, I’ve made it and after one year of preparation I’ve become a student of Graphic Design Faculty at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Poland.”
One of his more recent releases is Artigua, a geometric sans serif inspired by typography in Warsaw. The heavy influence of Maciej’s own heritage can also been seen in Praho Pro, an elegant serif whose design elements are drawn from a blend of two periods in Warsaw’s history: 1919-1939 and 1945-1989.
With Artigua, Maciej wanted to create a sans serif typeface with high contrast, something more typically seen in serif fonts. Visualizing this font family may have been the most challenging part of the process, yet Maciej succeeded in his task with absolute mastery. The resulting type design offers incredible legibility with clean, contemporary styling that’s well suited for a variety of projects that include headlines, editorials, branding, identity, advertising, publishing, corporate communications, web content, and mobile applications.
Artigua is available in nine weights that range from Thin to Black with corresponding italics for each variation. With more than 1,100 glyphs, Artigua offers capitals to small caps, contextual alternates, stylistic alternates, discretionary ligatures, standard ligatures, fractions, numerator, denominator, ordinals, small caps, oldstyle figures, and tabular figures. Multilingual support includes Basic Latin, Western European, Euro, Catalan, Baltic, Turkish, Central European, Romanian, Pan African Latin, Dutch, Afrikaans, Igbo Onwu, and Basic Greek for incredible accessibility.
Maciej Wloczewski currently offers six products through YouWorkForThem and we’re excited to watch as his portfolio grows! Maciej is currently working on a slab family with a widely-varied range of weights to be released later this year, so stay tuned and watch for new additions!