Julian Morey

Indices : Designers : Julian Morey

Founder of Club-21.


Indices : Foundries : Club-21

Julian Morey, a London-based designer, art director, and St. Martins School of Art grad, founded Club-21 in 1999. Earlier in his career, Morey did a prestigious stint at Peter Saville Associates, where he collaborated on designs for Factory Records, New Order, and The Haçienda. Now an independent design consultant, Morey works with high-profile clients such as Arena, Asprey, Diesel, Environ Records, The Face, Giorgio Armani, KesselsKrammer, and Vogue. His latest venture, a publishing company dubbed Editions Eklektic, serves as an outlet for personal expression in the form of silkscreen prints, greeting cards, and other media. Morey's ongoing interest in pop and urban cultures is evident in the Club-21 collection of stencils, dot and square matrix, modular, LCD, typewriter, signage, and mechanically produced fonts.


Sebastian Lester

Indices : Designers : Sebastian Lester

British designer, trained at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London. Early type designs released with T.26 and GarageFonts. Currently designing custom and retail type at Monotype Imaging Inc., notably sans families: Scene, Neo Sans, and Neo Tech.

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Indices : Foundries : Fontpartners

Type design studio created in 2006 by Danish designers Morten Olsen and Ole Søndergaard. The site showcases the partners' FontFonts as well as new fonts available exclusively through Fontpartners.

Morten Olsen

Indices : Designers : Morten Olsen

Morten Rostgaard Olsen (1964) is a graphic designer and type architect, living and working in Copenhagen. After five years studing at The Danish School of Art and Design, he now runs a supplies solutions for corporate design and typefaces as well as teaching and consulting. Among his clients at home and abroad is The Ministry of Education in Copenhagen, the first user of his typeface FF Olsen. Morten is a member of The Association of Danish Designers MDD.

His most well-known typeface is FF Max.

Olsen and Ole Søndergaard created Danish type design studio Fontpartners in 2006.

Ole Søndergaard

Indices : Designers : Ole Søndergaard

Ole Berntsen Søndergaard (1937) is a graphic designer and trained signwriter. He studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Art in Copenhagen and has taught there since 1966. He worked as a graphic designer for an architecture firm from 1964-71 and started his own design company in 1973. During his long career, Søndergaard has designed signage systems for banks, offices and public buildings in Denmark, Sweden and the Middle East. He has also designed logos, corporate identity systems, annual reports, packaging and magazines. Søndergaard has won numerous prizes for his work and is a member of the Danish Design Council.

FF Typestar

Indices : Typefaces : FF Typestar

Steffen Sauerteig, 1998

FF Typestar™ is a collection of five unaffected fonts for the working world -- the classic typewriter meeting the demands of modern communication. The four basic weights offer everything necessary for office communication and the OCR variation is a monospaced alternative for more mechanical moments.

External Links
FF Typestar at FontShop
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Indices : Typefaces : Beorcana

Carl Crossgrove, 2006

Beorcana is a serifless roman, or modulated sans typeface family designed by Carl Crossgrove. Beorcana is designed for text, display, and fine print.

External Links
Official Site
Typographica Preview
Release Party

Baskerville 1757

Indices : Typefaces : Baskerville 1757

Lars Bergquist (John Baskerville), 2003(?)

Baskerville 1757 is an attempt to re-create John Baskerville's original type such as it was really meant to look – on paper, and not in some sanitized universe of ideal shapes. This means that the proportions of the text sizes have been preserved, and the tendency to pare down hairlines and to prettify serifs and other detail work has been firmly resisted. Also, this version contains only what Mr. Baskerville himself wrote: Roman, italic and small caps– no anachronistic boldface.

Jesse Burgheimer

Indices : Designers : Jesse Burgheimer

Type designer, graphic designer, based in San Francisco, California.


Choz Cunningham

From a background of narrative visual arts, Choz has developed a passion for type design, and is the founder of !Exclamachine Type Foundry. He designs commercial and freeware faces. Choz is dedicated to moving display and experimental faces forward with modern type features and cultural relevance. He seeks to cultivate an appreciation for the application of display type amongst not only the trained designer, but the everyday artist, artisan and visual hobbyist. Popular releases include the "grunge font" !Sketchy Times, casual script !PaulMaul, and a revival of J. B. Silvestre's 1843 ornamental alphabet as the Creative Commons font !Limberjack.

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Indices : Books : FontBook

"FontBook" is a typeface compendium in hardback published by FontShop International and edited by Erik Spiekermann, Jürgen Siebert, and Mai-Linh Thi Truong. Originally published in 1991, it has been revised four times, with the latest edition published in September, 2006. This fourth edition contains 32,000 samples of fonts from 90 international type foundries. It is widely considered the most comprehensive type reference guide currently in print. In addition to type samples, FontBook also contains historical footnotes (such as the type designer's name and typeface's date of creation) and cross-references to fonts of similar style.


Gerrit Noordzij

Indices : Designers : Gerrit Noordzij

Pronounced "Herit Noortza", Gerrit Noordzij is a designer, historian, author, and long-time professor at the Royal Academy of Art in the Hague. He developed an original theory of writing, published in his books, The Stroke Theory of Writing, and Letterletter.

There is a prize in his honor given every three years. Past winners were Fred Smeijers, Erik Spiekermann, Tobias Frere-Jones, and Wim Crouwel.




Keith Chi-hang Tam

Keith Tam was born and raised in Hong Kong and has lived in the UK and Canada. He is a communication designer who specializes in typography.

He is currently a lecturer of Visual Communication at the School of Design, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, with a focus on typographic and publication design. He formerly taught at The Emily Carr Institute of Art, Design and Media in the Communication Design program.

His type design includes Arrival, a legible and humane sanserif typeface designed for directional signing, currently used by the campus wayfinding system of the University of Reading, UK.

15th Century CE

Indices : History : Chronology : 15th Century CE

1436 Johannes Gutenberg began experimenting with movable type designs.
1438 Gutenberg designed his first printing press.
1455 Gutenberg produced the 42-line bible, the first book printed with movable type. Shortly afterward his financier foreclosed, sold the bibles, and became the first commercially successful printer.
1458 Nicholas Jenson went to Mainz, Germany to study type-casting.







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