Emil Bertell was introduced to typography fairly early on while attending a high school dedicated to the arts. His exposure to multimedia courses is what enabled him to study type design as a teenager, helping him to release his very first font at 16 years old. A year later, his work was featured in the font anthology, “FreeFonts!: Designer Fonts Online,” an accomplishment that few achieve at such a tender age.
Studying typography and design on his own and at school is what eventually drove Emil to pursue typography as a full time career. He has a thorough understanding of the bones of solid design, and he strives to provide graphic designers with fonts that will meet their varied needs by providing extensive OpenType and multilingual support. He’s also enjoyed a great deal of success since he officially began his career. Emil’s font, Lakmus, was used as the focal point of the logo for the Disney Channel teen sitcom, “Shake It Up.”
One of his more recent releases is Tea Biscuit, a sophisticated upright script that embraces the nostalgia of midcentury design. Inspired by the style of hand lettering that was popular in the 1950s, Tea Biscuit’s letterforms are brought up-to-date with fluid, graceful strokes.
Tea Biscuit offers four weights: Regular, Medium, Bold, and ExtraBold, offering designers a number of options to work with, depending on project type. Regular and Medium are both well suited to greeting card text, menu details, and other projects that need a thinner letterset on hand, while Bold and ExtraBold are ideal for large displays, signage and titling. All of Tea Biscuit’s weights can be used in logos, advertising, product packaging, posters, apparel, merchandise, branding, and identity. The vintage style of Tea Biscuit makes it an exceptionally beautiful addition to projects with a midcentury design aesthetic, restaurants, cafes, and designs for the organic foods industry.
Tea Biscuit comes loaded with a number of OpenType features that include capitals to small caps, standard ligatures, titling alternates, oldstyle figures, small caps, and swash. Its multilingual support is extensive, covering Basic Latin, Western European, Euro, Catalan, Baltic, Turkish, Central European, Pan African Latin, and Afrikaans for exceptional global accessibility.
Turning on small caps will open up a complete set of uppercase letters, giving Tea Biscuit an even greater range of design possibilities and applications. When the standard ligatures function is turned on, Tea Biscuit will automatically choose different character forms on a whim, depending on which characters appear first. The Tea Biscuit family also comes with a set of decorative ornaments, easily accessed through the glyph palette.
Emil Bertell offers nearly 40 products through YouWorkForThem, a varied selection of sans serifs, scripts, and display fonts to suit an incredible range of design projects. Visit his portfolio to view the rest of his work and check back often to see Emil’s newest additions!