type design


Type design is the art of designing typefaces.

Books 22

All four colour versions of the Typotheque specimen No.18 present the geometric multilingual typeface family.
Typotheque specimen No.18 present the geometric multilingual typeface family. This 36-pages brochure exists in four colour versions.
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.

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 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 51

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...
Ramakrishna Saiteja is a type & graphic designer from Bangalore, India. He graduated from D J Academy of Design, Coimbatore, India. He acquired an...
Gerard Unger (1942) is a Dutch graphic and type designer. He studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam from 1963–67. A pioneer of dig...
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 ...

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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.