type design


Type design is the art of designing typefaces.

Books 16

The latest Typotheque type specimen, which in 224 pages presents the full font collection, including the future releases.
This small book documents the work of Cyrus Highsmith— his type design and well as his sketches and drawings at the occasion of Gerrit Noordzij Prize.
Typotheque specimen No.13 is our first specimen focusing on Russian Cyrillic.
Typotheque Type specimen No.15 presents 21 Hebrew type families, and describes the process of designing them.
Dutch Alphabets is a lettering model book containing 46 plates featuring samples by some of today’s prominent lettering artists, type designers, calligraphers and sign painters.

Articles 86

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 22

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
Calcula is a display typeface that uses smart OpenType features to explore the space between lettering and typeface design, creating maze-like spaces between letters.
17 June 2017
Diurnal is a sans-serif version of our popular Nocturno typeface.
20 February 2017

Authors 46

Just van Rossum is a Dutch type designer and programmer, and together with Erik van Blokland he co-founded LettError, a virtual type foundry. Most of ...
Daniel Berkovitz (born 1987) is a typeface and graphic designer based in Israel. He has graduated from a joint program of Bezalel Academy of Arts and ...
Yanek is a type designer and typographer‭. ‬Born in the USSR‭, ‬he emigrated to Israel and studied graphic design at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Desig...
Michal Sahar is a Tel Aviv based type designer‭, ‬graphic designer and a senior lecturer at The Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design‭, ‬Jerusalem‭. ‬Sin...
Hitesh Malaviya (Rocky) is a Type Designer and Graphic designer from India. After graduating from the Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University of Baroda ...

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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.