Peter Biľak


Peter Biľak (1973–) is a Slovakian graphic designer and type designer based in The Netherlands, founder of Typotheque and Dot Dot Dot magazine, designer of Fedra, Greta and Eureka typefaces.

Books 33

A long-awaited reprint of the 2004 book ‘Dutch Type’, a comprehensive overview of type design and lettering in the Netherlands from the 15th to the 20th centuries
A full set of 20 issue of Dot Dot Dot, an independent art/design publication covering graphic design, art, music, language, film and literature.
Transparency is a study on design and language, Peter Bilak’s MA thesis at the Academy of Fine Arts & Design in Bratislava (1997), designed, written and edited by the author.
Independent art/design publication which began life as a graphic design magazine, but whose content has gradually widened to cover art, music, language, film and literature.
A limited edition full set of Works That Work magazine, in a specially made slipcase.

Posters 1

Plan your future or just contemplate the beautiful pattern of numbers. This oversized A0 poster presents all the days of the 21st century, with weekends clearly marked in magenta.

Articles 33

An article on the process of designing typefaces for the language other than your own — challenges of looking at unfamiliar patterns, letters, and their cultural significances.
Essays · 5 October 2017 · English · 1920 words
From the single-style, monolingual fonts of the metal-type era to the complex, sprawling, multi-script families of the digital present, typography and type design have evolved, not only to embrace developments in print and communication technology, but also to support a world where unity and diversity must meet if we are to survive.
Essays · 2 October 2017 · English · 1302 words
Uni Grotesk is a modern adaptation of the ubiquitous but awkward Universal Grotesk, a typeface that dominated communist Czechoslovakia.
Typeface stories · 7 March 2016 · English · 1550 words
Article on the process of designing Karloff typeface, showing just how closely related beauty and ugliness are.
Typeface stories · 25 September 2012 · English · 957 words
Peter Biľak speaks to Irma Boom about how her design practice developed over the past decade.
Interviews · 23 July 2012 · English · 2942 words

Blogs 29

November Slab is a functional, no-nonsense addition to a rational, utilitarian family inspired by street signage. Its blocky serifs create stable, robust letterforms that are surprisingly elegant in its thinnest variations, making it well suited for print purposes.
13 June 2018
Typotheque launches a new type design programme, a collection of contemporary text and display fonts for the Hebrew language.
23 October 2017
The best design is often one that addresses a very specific need, something both straightforward and personal.
13 June 2017
October’s rounded strokes are inherent to the milling technique that inspired it.
13 December 2016
A sophisticated handwriting font written with two pens, in two speeds, supporting Latin, Greek, Cyrillic and Hebrew scripts.
4 April 2016

Authors 2

Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten (Royal Academy of Art, The Hague), home of TypeMedia, Masters course in type design....
Peter Biľak works in the field of editorial, graphic, and type design. In 1999 he started Typotheque type foundry, in 2000, together with Stuart Bail...

Other pages 2

Credits for people involved in making and maintaining Typotheque.com website.
Typotheque is a type foundry and graphic design & typography studio from The Hague, Netherlands that develops and sells original Latin and non-Latin typefaces