Typotheque is a Netherlands-based type design company, world languages experts, developing modern and authentic fonts for the majority of languages. Since its foundation in 1999 Typotheque type foundry has been giving shape to language, pushing the boundaries of technology, designing for communication in a world that is increasingly digital, international and multicultural. For his contribution to the non-Latin typography, the founder of Typotheque, Peter Biľak was named a Game Changer by the US architectural magazine Metropolis. Typotheque’s work has been recognised by most professional associations, winning Gold European Design Awards; Type Directors Club Certificate of Excellence; Tokyo TDC; Granshan Type Design Competition; The Society of Typographic Arts; AtypI’s Letter 2 competition, a collection of the best typefaces of the decade, and their fonts selected into Best typefaces of all times by FontShop.
In 2009 we introduced pioneering concepts in web fonts, being the first commercial type foundry to licence its entire type library for use on the web.
A cross section of Typotheque’s multidisciplinary work was on display at the Kunstmuseum Den Haag (formally the Gemeentemuseum), one of the most visited museums in the Netherlands, in its first typography exhibition of the museum history.
In 2016, Typotheque’s long-term collaborator, Nikola Djurek has joined as senior type director, and joining Johanna and Peter Biľak as a company partner.
In our multidisciplinary design work we shift our attention from form to meaning. We enjoy taking on a wide scope of cultural and commercial projects in a wide variety of media. Over the past decade we have designed postage stamps and oversized posters, organised events, curated and designed book, rugs, ceramic tiles, exhibitions, and conceived ballet performances. We rarely just receive content and give it an ‘appropriate’ form; we believe that design should happen at a more fundamental level than just playing with layout, and we usually get involved with project early, and advise on early concepts, as well as distribution and production of projects.
Typotheque founders: Johanna & Peter Biľak, photo by Šymon Klima
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