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Ping Round, an approachable typeface for international communication

Three years after the release of Ping — a whole-world typeface popular with cultural and commercial clients worldwide and which received the 🏆 Gold European Design Award — Ping Round has now arrived. Ping Round extends the idea of a fluid stroke construction by rounding its strokes, as well as widening the extent of languages covered, by supporting...

Handwriting across ages and regions: Latin survey

To answer these broad questions, we’ve constructed a study, which tests a series of hypotheses we formulated while undertaking our initial research. We’re now inviting people who use Latin script to participate in this survey, which will help us better understand handwriting across different ages and regions. The survey is divided into two parts:...

Exclusive fonts for NRK, Norway’s national broadcaster

In autumn 2019, Typotheque was invited to work on the new brand fonts for NRK, Norway’s state-owned public service radio, television and web channel. The client had observed a fragmentation of the broadcasting market and in response, chose to update their visual identity to increase the distinction of their brand. While the process has been...

Diurnal Mono, a calligraphic font for coding and tables

Monospaced fonts are designed to work in a technological context – coding, accounting, alignment of tables – and so it is unsurprising that such fonts mimic the appearance of technology and use reduced geometric shapes, following the early OCR fonts that were designed to be read by machines. As the technology has become more sophisticated, so have...

The history of the Devanagari script and survey of its current use

Historically, the Devanagari script was used to write dozens of vernacular languages across much of northern, northwestern and western India. Today, the script is used to write three major languages: Hindi (over 520 million speakers), Marathi (over 83 million speakers) and Nepali (over 14 million speakers). These languages share the same set of letters;...

North American Syllabics fonts developed in collaboration with Indigenous communities

You can also watch the mini documentary on Vimeo, or on YouTube. There is also a version with the Nattilik subtitles. After rigorous research and collaboration with Nattilik and Carrier communities in Canada, Typotheque has successfully submitted two proposals to Unicode, the international encoding standard for different languages and scripts....

Delvard Serif, an eccentric, yet very functional old-style typeface

Just like the sans version, Delvard Serif is not modelled on a single historical source, but takes loose inspiration from the late nineteenth-century art nouveau posters and its adventurous lettering. Delvard Serif has an high x-height, and distinctive design features such as flat curves with abrupt terminals and deep cuts of the ‘g’...

Job Opening: Font Engineer

This is not a type design job, but technical production work, manipulating fonts, testing, quality assurance practices, documentation, occasionally making font outline corrections, or creating simple font proofs. The successful applicant will need to be self-motivated and able to work from home without daily supervision, but also be spontaneous to communicate...

Major update of November multilingual font family

The November type system comprises 54 different styles, which are now available in two variable fonts (upright and Italic), giving access to even more typographic fine-tuning possibilities. The November type system already supports Latin, Cyrillic, Greek, Arabic, Hebrew, Devanagari and Tamil. The Latin element of November has been also...

Devanagari type survey

We have been designing Devanagari type since 2007, yet we are still uncertain when people ask us if a particular font is suitable for Sanskrit, Nepali or Marathi, languages that use the Devanagari script. Of course, our fonts include all required glyphs to render the text, but it is not yet clear whether a local reader would find the forms of those...

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