Giambattista Bodoni (1740–1813) was the most prolific type designer in history, producing 142 Romans, 34 Greeks and 21 Cyrillics, as well as italics, non-Latin typefaces, music notation, and thousands of lines and borders. In Manuale Tipografico, the 1840 inventory compiled by his widow, his typographic (more)
Valter is a graceful and slightly cheeky collection of sans-serif display fonts inspired by pointed-pen writing. Constructed on a monolinear skeleton, it offers seven weights that incrementally increase the contrast between the horizontal and vertical strokes. The thin styles appear wider, while the heavier weights (more)
Selecting the right typeface requires a mixture of knowledge, experience and intuition. As with putting together an outfit or cooking a dinner, you don’t pick just one element, but create combinations, choosing typefaces for running text, headlines and everything in between. Typotheque type specimen No. (more)
Neutral began as Kai Bernau’s graduation project at KABK (the Royal Academy of Art), taking inspiration from typefaces that seem ageless, remaining fresh and relevant even decades after they were designed. It was constructed based on a set of parameters derived by measuring and averaging a (more)
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)
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