Emerging in 2013, TypeType foundry was among the first of its kind in St. Petersburg. Established by Alexander Kudryavtsev and Ivan Gladkikh, TypeType is dedicated to not only excellent typography, but promoting artistic collaboration and helping to further the education of up-and-coming typographers, like that of Vika Usmanova.

Vika’s previous graphic design background rested heavily in branding. She is fascinated by the world and the people in it, and hopes to one day visit every country to experience its unique customs, traditions, and lifestyles. For Vika, graphic design is an essential part of her life because it’s something that touches the daily life of everyone, everywhere.

As her career flourished, she found herself taking an insatiable interest in fonts and type design. To explore typography further, Vika attended and completed a six-month font design course through TypeType, after which she joined their team.

Her first release, designed alongside the TypeType team, is TT Mussels, a descendent of popular fonts like Bender, designed by Ivan in conjunction with Oleg Zhuravlev, and TT Squares. The octagonal architecture of TT Mussels is steeped in dynamic contrast, a feature most noticeable in its heavier weights.

TT Mussels carries itself with a military posture, conveying its message with strength and confidence. It’s particularly well-situated in designs centered around the themes of sport, armed forces, space exploration, science fiction, engineering, mathematics, technology, and transportation. Its range of weights makes it suitable for projects of all types, including displays, signage, posters, titles, book covers, body text, publishing, infographics, presentations, logos, letterhead, package design, apparel, branding, website design, video games, and mobile apps.

This font family offers 36 fonts, including stencil versions, in weights that range from Thin to Black with corresponding italics for each. TT Mussels is loaded with OpenType features, including contextual alternates, case-sensitive forms, discretionary ligatures, standard ligatures, fractions, proportional figures, oldstyle figures, tabular figures, and stylistic alternates for incredible versatility. Its multilingual support extends to Basic Latin, Western European, Euro, Baltic, Turkish, Central European, Romanian, Pan African Latin, Latin Ligatures, and Basic Cyrillic for exceptionally far-reaching global accessibility.


TypeType foundry currently offers 37 products on YouWorkForThem, featuring a variety of type designs to suit countless projects. Check out their portfolio to see the rest of their work and bookmark it so you won’t miss their future additions!