type design


Type design is the art of designing typefaces.

Books 21

This lavishly produced book presents Hansje van Halem’s array of commissioned, self-generated, rejected and unfinished sketches, type drawings, and experiments
A monograph on the lettering artist Helmut Salden (1910–96), exploring his original sketches and working drawings.
This book is a celebration of cultural diversity, as well as a presentation of the Typotheque typeface collection, both current and upcoming fonts.
Richly illustrated book on the body of work of the Dutch type designer Gerard Unger.
The first, and until now the only, book exploring in-depth Tibetan type and typography. This book presents research regarding the origin, development, and typographical function of letter types in Tibetan writing, from their beginnings in 1738 to the present.

Articles 89

This essay explores the journey to developing a suitable secondary style for such a script, the Canadian Syllabics, in a way that expands its typographic palette and offers more tools for expressing the language in its visual form.
Essays · 24 January 2022 · English · 3019 words
November, October and November Stencil Tamil are a family of low-contrast, monolinear Tamil typefaces. Following a rigorous overhaul of the original, they have now been redesigned for better reading and unambiguous communication in text and display sizes.
Essays · 18 November 2021 · English · 2034 words
It is not very often that I come across type that is so unusual, so strikingly different that I can’t place it. Hansje van Halem’s Wind is one of those rare examples, so I asked her if we could publish it
Typeface stories · 8 December 2017 · English
Traditionally, Hebrew printed typography doesn't have a notion of ‘italic’, a concept linked with the evolution of the Latin alphabet. Hebrew, however, when written by hand used cursive forms taught at schools simultaneously from when children start to read, the informal style hasn’t integrated into printed typography. Michal Sahar proposes a cursive Hebrew for continuous text.
Essays · 11 October 2017 · English · 1075 words
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

Blogs 27

Typotheque has been working on an extensive historical research project, based on the development in Devanagari printing, combined with a survey of the contemporary regional preferences of Devanagari readers.
21 March 2022
After more than a year of work, the 560-page book, printed in 11 different inks, that presents the complete Typotheque collection has been published. It is a true community project that took the involvement of hundreds of people to bring it to fruition, and it includes a poem by Indian poet Tishani Doshi, written to correspond to the specific word count of the book.
14 June 2021
Typotheque partnered with Seoul-based Sandoll to create a brand new Hangul typeface system that would expand the acceptability of sans serif Hangul letterforms, giving users more choices to work with.
29 October 2020
We share we have have learned in our practice, and we’d like to learn more from you about how we can create more useful and valuable typefaces. Please take part of our online survey.
9 January 2020
A practical, comprehensive typeface family specifically created for laying out effective print and PDF forms.
10 September 2019

Authors 62

Marina Chaccur is a designer. Originally from Brazil, where she graduated in industrial design, Marina specialised in graphic design in the UK, then t...
Aadarsh Rajan studies and designs Tamil letters. He also writes about type and design....
Michelangelo Nigra is a type designer born and raised in Turin, Italy. After his artistic diploma he began his degree in visual communication at the I...
Susana Carvalho and Kai Bernau founded Atelier Carvalho Bernau in The Hague in 2005. The atelier concentrates on reading experiences. To that end, Sus...

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Typotheque creates custom fonts and typefaces for corporate branding and identity projects. We offer tailor-made multilingual type solutions for a variety of languages and applications.