Moritz Kleinsorge is a graphic designer and typographer from Düsseldorf, Germany. With specializations that focus heavily on branding, editorial design, and type design, Moritz approaches his craft from a solid foundation of understanding and education.
The evolution of his work began with his very first type design, Bw James, released through Branding With Type. Moritz found it challenging at first to create smooth shapes and consistency throughout the character set, so he applied to the Alphabettes mentorship program. Under the guidance of Pilar Cano from Letterjuice, Moritz developed what became a beautiful serif typeface with ball terminal detailing.
The entire experience was one rich in education for Moritz, and one of his recent releases not only shows how far that education took him, but how much we have to look forward to with his future work.
Klainy is a contemporary grotesque sans serif type design. Moritz wanted to achieve a finished font family that spoke with confidence while presenting itself with a clean, modern architecture. He managed to strike the perfect balance through open and closed counters, the curly twists of Klainy bringing a fresh appearance to its underlying grotesque structure. It was designed with comfortable legibility in mind, and it will serve well in project outputs of all sizes and types.
Klainy is available in Thin, Extra Light, Light, Regular, Book, Medium, Bold, and Black, with corresponding italics for each. Its wide range of weights make it appropriate for projects of all sorts, including headlines, editorials, body text, web copy, e-publishing, presentations, infographics, advertising, corporate communications, white papers, product packaging, and mobile applications. Because of its legibility in very small point, it’s a fantastic choice for any project with tiny print, including fine print details, business cards, product specifications, instructions, and labels. Klainy is a reliable, go-to sans serif that fits just about anywhere you need it.
For extended flexibility, Klainy is jam-packed with additional features that include contextual alternates, case sensitive forms, numerators, denominators, fractions, discretionary ligatures, standard ligatures, slashed zero, lining figures, oldstyle figures, and stylistic alternates. Its multilingual support covers Basic Latin, Western European, Euro, Baltic, Turkish, Central European, Romanian, Pan African Latin, Dutch, and Basic Greek for global accessibility in international design projects.
Moritz currently offers just two products through YouWorkForThem, Klainy and his upright italic typeface, Campuni. One thing is for certain, though; we’re really looking forward to seeing more of his upcoming work and we hope you are, too. Visit his portfolio and bookmark it so you can keep an eye on his future additions – you won’t want to miss a single one because Moritz’s work is going places!