type design


Type design is the art of designing typefaces.

Books 19

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.
The first TPTQ Arabic printed type specimen presents the collection of current and upcoming Arabic typefaces and their Latin counterparts.
Three volume research and dialogues about typography in China, including its history and development, conventions and contemporary practice.
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.

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 26

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
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

Authors 57

Sandoll is a type foundry in Korea, founded in 1984 by Geumho Seok. As a representative type foundry in Korea, Sandoll seeks to ‘build fonts, fo...
Jo De Baerdemaeker is an independent Belgian typeface designer and researcher. He holds an MA and a PhD from the University of Reading, UK. His intere...
Thai type designer Smich Smanloh studied filmmaking before switching to graphic design. Smich later enrolling in an advance type design course at the ...
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...

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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.