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Celebrating Two Centuries Of Sans Serif Typefaces: Brother 1816

When Vicente Lamónaca, Fernando Diaz, and Martin Sommaruga made the decision to quit their graphic design jobs to establish a type foundry, they leapt into the new endeavor with both feet (and perhaps a little trepidation). It was certainly a bold move, but it seems the best decisions usually are — you just never know…




Clean Legibility And A Warm Character: Segaon

Hyun-Seung Lee is a type designer who began his own type foundry, cretype, in 2017. A relatively new designer to YouWorkForThem, one of Lee’s most recent releases is Segaon. This humanist sans serif family is architecturally pristine with a sincere and friendly character. Crisp legibility and ideal letter spacing make Segaon a beautiful choice in…


Cera Round Pro Conveys Warmth And Sincerity

Operated by Nils Thomsen in Hamburg, and Jakob Runge in Munich, TypeMates foundry offers a diverse assortment of type designs in addition to providing custom work for clients. “We don’t believe that typefaces are neutral or purely functional systems for reading, rather that they are a visual language with emotional values,” they told us. Becoming…




Rival: A Slab Serif With Calligraphic Rhythm

While Olivier Gourvat has been working with type design since 2004, the influence of typography began much earlier in his life. “My father was a literary artist and I grew up surrounded with hand-painted panels and letters,” he explained. Indeed, his father’s workshop was full of them, and Olivier had access to a treasure-trove of…


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…

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