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.

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
We are pleased to present Greta Mono, a fixed-width font family in an unprecedented ten weights and ten widths.
7 September 2015
Three years ago, we have launched Greta Sans. Now, we further expand the system by Cyrillic and Greek versions, creating probably the largest type systems available for those languages.
13 April 2015
Typotheque type specimen No. 10 makes typeface selection easier and more fun with split pages that let you create over 10,000 type combinations.
14 May 2014
Lava font was designed for magazine use, but far transcends its original application. It’s a no-nonsense workhorse typeface that can handle large quantities of text with ease.
23 September 2013
Works That Work is a new magazine that looks beyond mere portfolios, concerning itself with the conditions and contexts of design in a wider sense, celebrating the manifestations of unexpected creativity. Works That Work will be a twice-yearly, internationally distributed periodical.
17 October 2012
Karloff connects the high contrast Modern type of Bodoni and Didot with the monstrous Italians. The difference between the attractive and repulsive forms lies in the contrast between the thick and the thin.
25 September 2012
Irma Screen is designed to work equally well on paper and the computer screen. It is available in TrueType format only and has been specially optimised for exceptional readability on laptops, desktops, mobile devices and other digital displays.
3 September 2012
Greta Sans explores a multidimensional continuum of possibilities, going beyond the relationship between weight and width, dissolving the boundaries between display and text typefaces.
10 April 2012
Irma Text is ideal for the formal requirements of contemporary publishing or giving a unique voice to brand identity projects. Irma is a versatile family of fonts, offering a complete palette of typographic choices.
14 September 2011
We have just received Social Energy, a book documenting a series of travelling design exhibitions, workshops and lectures presented across China.
31 August 2011
Typotheque is pleased to announce the release of Dance Writer as an iPhone/iPad app. Dance Writer converts text into a choreographed sequence of poses based on the shapes of the letters
26 April 2011
Body Type turns human bodies into a functional type system. It is available as a set of 26 hi-res photos or as a Photofont file (usable in Adobe applications), and includes two styles, Regular and Bold, for a greater range of expression.
26 April 2011
Choreographer Lukáš Timulak and designer Peter Biľak explore Beethoven’s landmark Symphony No. 3 'Eroica'. Inspired by the composer’s personal life, especially his Heiligenstadt period, the authors explore the notion of non-linear dance.
22 December 2010
For the Göteborg Opera’s upcoming dance production Eroica, we created a structure of metal pipes illuminated by individually controlled LED strips. The construction, which is an integral part of the performance, is eight meters wide, four meters high and four meters deep.
6 December 2010
We are pleased to present Dance Writer 2.0 as an online tool — play with it on the screen, or send emails to your friends — your message will be danced to them!
1 November 2010
Autumn is a busy conference times and Typotheque will give a couple of public presentations in the coming weeks. Meet us in Munich, Helsinki, Copenhagen or Gothenburg.
27 October 2010
Peter Biľak speaks with Mark Thomson about his beginnings, running a type foundry, magazines and printed matter, modern dance and typography. This interview appeared in Eye magazine No.75, Spring 2010 in the Reputations series.
27 September 2010
Meet & Greet Dutch Design. This first edition of AGI-NL 2010 is a project of the Dutch members of Alliance Graphique Internationale.
21 September 2010
Our good friend Nikola Djurek asked Typotheque to design a poster for his new initiative — Tipoplakat.com. Nikola is producing a limited edition of beautifully silkscreened B1 posters (1000 mm × 700 mm | 39.4" x 27.8").
10 September 2010
Irma is an elegant capital-only display typeface in 9 weights that is available in simple Sans & geometric Slab.
21 August 2009
Typotheque pays as much attention to ‘non-Latin’ fonts as to our Latin fonts, and by now our fonts support over 190 languages spoken by over 1.5 billion native speakers. Latest expansion of Fedra family is Devanagari version.
30 May 2009
Stamps are engraved by various artists, and layout is implemented by Peter Augustovič following the basic template designed by Peter Biľak.
23 January 2009
7 September 2008
Typotheque will take part of the conference, workshop and an exhibition in ISIA Urbino, Italy
5 April 2008