type design


Type design is the art of designing typefaces.

Books 19

This book was published on the occasion of the opening of Typotheque’s solo exhibition at the Kunstmuseum Den Haag.
Typotheque specimen No.18 present the geometric multilingual typeface family. This 36-pages brochure exists in four colour versions.
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
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.
Theory of Type Design consists of 24 short chapters describing different aspects of type design, from the influence of language to today’s digital developments, from how our eyes and brain process letterforms to their power of expression.

Articles 87

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
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
Calcula is an experimental display typeface inspired by the idea of exploring the grey area between typeface design and lettering.
Typeface stories · 12 June 2017 · English · 2060 words

Blogs 24

A practical, comprehensive typeface family specifically created for laying out effective print and PDF forms.
10 September 2019
We are pleased to announce that Ping typeface family received the Gold European Design Award for 2019.
18 June 2019
Designed by Daniel Grumer, Zico Hebrew is a modern and versatile low-contrast typeface family.
4 October 2017
Zico Sans is a slightly square-ish Sans Serif with humanist roots designed by Marko Hrastovec.
3 October 2017
Greta Sans Devanagari is the largest typeface system of interrelated styles produced for any Indic language, suitable for small text and headlines.
4 September 2017

Authors 54

Arya Purohit is a Type Designer and Graphic Designer from Mumbai. After completing an internship with Seenk, Paris and working as a designer for ASDS,...
Frederik Berlaen is a type designer with a love for programming and scripting. After studying graphical design at Sint-lucas in Ghent, where he got th...
Ermin Međedović, a native Croat living in Slovenia, is an accomplished graphic and type designer. He is an accomplished graphic and type designer, who...
Parimal Parmar is a designer from India with special interest in type and identity design, graduated from D J Academy of Design, Coimbatore, India. Hi...
Andy Clymer studied at the Type & Media, a postgraduate programme at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, and worked as a type designer at the Hoe...

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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.