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A Slab Serif With Enticing Curves: Muriza

Run by Nils Thomsen in Hamburg, and Jakob Runge in Munich, TypeMates is a no-nonsense type foundry that offers a collection of multifarious typefaces and also works directly with clientele to tailor custom type designs. “We don’t believe that typefaces are neutral or purely functional systems for reading, rather that they are a visual language…


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…


Addington CF Offers Sophistication And Incredible Versatility

Connary Fagen is a graphic designer and typographer with a substantial background in art direction, identity, illustration, web and UI design, motion graphics, and of course, type design. “As a designer, I noticed early on how much typography affected the quality of my work,” Connary told us. “I wanted to better understand the mechanics behind…






Fresh From The Northern Block: Luminare

The Northern Block, a type foundry located in Newcastle upon Tyne, was begun by Jonathan Hill in 2006. The Northern Block is well known for their clean, geometric approach to type design, balancing modern aesthetics with extensive functionality, tied up neatly with a healthy dose of anti-establishment attitude. The Northern Block’s latest addition, Luminare, is an…


Graphic Design That Speaks With A Confident Voice: BW Darius By Branding With Type

Passion, vision, determination, and dedication are the cornerstones of every successful human endeavor, and few people know that better than the founder of Branding With Type. Alberto Romanos graduated from the University of Wales with a BA in Industrial Design in 2002 and spent six years working as a graphic designer. He eventually went on…

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