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The Future Is Here And Now: Plau Launches Odisseia

Based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Plau is a creative studio with a strong focus on brand and type identity. Founded by graphic designer Rodrigo Saiani, Plau works primarily with small to midsize business and start-up clients, combining artistry, inspiration, and technical skill to sculpt their clients’ individual brands. Understanding the important role typography plays…



URW DIN's Design Stops Traffic, Demands Viewer Attention

Volker Schnebel has enjoyed a long and illustrious career in type design. Even before he was employed by URW++ in Hamburg, Germany, Volker spent decades working in the field of type design and font digitization. He co-founded Digital Type Company in 1985 and his work involved digitizing dozens of basic type families for Monotype, including…


Handwritten Charm: Type Designs From Hanoded

David Kerkhoff began his career as a type designer in a way that so many others do: after experiencing the difficulty of finding the “perfect” font for a project, one decides to solve the problem simply by creating their own. When David initially set out to create a website for the display and sale of…


Monrad Grotesk Is A Powerhouse Of Versatility

Jan-Christian Bruun is a Denmark-based designer who has a wealth of experience in brand building, corporate and visual identity, digital design, and product design, all of which give him an edge on what makes a good font for those applications. His design studio, JC Design, focuses primarily on type designs that feature an emphasis on…


LatinoType's Antonietta Blends Copperplate Styling With Rococo Decadence

As Chile’s first digital type foundry established in 2007, LatinoType strives not only to deliver top quality letter sets to the worldwide graphic design community, but to support other type designers in their endeavors. LatinoType is a collective that is working hard to grow typography in Latin America, a field that has been largely underrepresented…


Hans Grotesque: A No-Nonsense Sans From Hanken Design Co.

Hanken Design Co. was founded in 2012 by Alfredo Marco Pradil and his wife. With more than ten years spent working in the design industry, Alfredo has extensive experience in visual identity and branding, advertising, and merchandising, as well as game and product development. Dell, Dell Blue, Absolut Vodka, Extremis, and Jameson Whiskey are but…



Romanesque Influence Meets Modern Simplicity In Beatrix Antiqua

Zetafonts is based in Florence, Italy, and has spent more than a decade designing and releasing typefaces that are as aesthetically inspiring as they are functional in their applications. Founded by Francesco Canovaro, Debora Manetti, and Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini, Zetafonts is an innovative foundry whose mission is to offer flexibility, individuality, and artistry to graphic…

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