Karloff is one of the most conventional typefaces in our collection, revisiting the history of Didots and English Italian models. At the same time, it is one of our most conceptual projects, investigating the idea of irreconcilable differences and how two extremes can be combined (more)
History is a project that began even before Typotheque was founded in 1999. Early experiments with a layered, modular type system began as far back as 1994, but it was not until 2004 that Peter Biľak developed the idea into a completely functional system. History was (more)
On November 8, 2013 Peter Biľak will be speaking in Moscow at Serebro Nabora, the first Russian type conference. Among other things, he will be presenting Typotheque’s latest Cyrillic fonts: a versatile book typeface, a groundbreaking multi-layered typeface system and a striking conceptual typeface. They bring (more)
Harir is a modern Arabic text typeface featuring three optical sizes, the first typeface of its kind. Harir is based on the Naskh calligraphy style, but is designed to work well with or without diacritics. Its letter proportions and stroke contrasts have been adjusted to create (more)
Lava was originally designed for Works That Work magazine, but far transcends its original application. It’s a no-nonsense workhorse typeface that can handle large quantities of text with ease. It’s legible and harmonious at small sizes, sophisticated and elegant at large sizes. Since the magazine exists both in print and (more)
Communication Arts is the world’s largest magazine for designers, and over its more than 50 years of existence it has kept up closely with the rapidly evolving media of visual communication. It was the first US magazine to be printed using offset lithography, as well as (more)
Lumin is an extensive type family designed by our longtime collaborator Nikola Djurek and intended especially for editorial use. The Lumin family includes slab-serif, sans serif, condensed and display typefaces, all of which play with the idea of contradiction. The contrast between horizontal and vertical (more)
The best work is often the most personal work. Work done not to fulfil somebody’s design brief, but for your own pleasure in your spare time. Recently we were looking for a carpet for our new house. After shopping online and offline for weeks, we (more)
Supernova is a new family that combines the spontaneity of a script typeface with the versatility of multiple weights and cuts. The development of script typefaces has largely been limited to variations in shape and proportion (and with the advent of OpenType technology, the addition of alternate letterforms). (more)
In October 2012, after a year of preparation, we launched a crowdfunding campaign for a new design magazine, Works That Work. We were asking our potential readers whether there was room on the market for a periodical aimed not only at designers in particular, but at (more)
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