Natanael Gama is the Lisbon-based typographer and graphic designer who co-founded the type foundry, Ndiscovered. The studio’s name was not discovered by accident; given that typography began as a completely undiscovered creative outlet for Natanael, the name emerged organically and the rest was history.
Natanael pursued a degree in graphic and multimedia design after opening Photoshop and discovering that design was something that really interested him. After graduation, he enjoyed an internship in Rotterdam at Studio Roosegaarde before working as a freelancer. At some point, typography grabbed his attention and while it was nothing more than a hobby in the beginning, it eventually shifted the course of his career.
Natanael’s very first font, Exo, was released in 2011 following a project launched on Kickstarter, and it went on to become a part of the Google Fonts Library. In fact, you can find it among the top 100 most-used fonts on the internet. After Exo’s success, Natanael made the conscious decision to expand his own library of retail fonts while working on commissioned type designs for companies and individuals.
It used to be said often that one can’t turn a hobby into a job without that hobby turning into “work,” but for Natanael, his passion for typography hasn’t lessened over the years. He continues to enjoy a successful career as a typographer and his work has been used by global companies that include HBO, Netflix, AMG, Lego, and of course, Google. His type designs have been downloaded hundreds of thousands of times and they can be found in design projects throughout the world.
For all of his successes in the industry, Natanael doesn’t thrive on ambition. For him, this is “just the beginning, as the universe is expanding and there are yet many things to be discovered.”
One of Ndiscovered’s more recent releases is Point, a sans serif type design that “aims to be an epitome of the Geometric style.” We think he nailed it with that description because the geometric influence can be seen in every character in this font family. Point found its initial inspiration in geometric classics like Futura, Avenir, and Avant Garde, yet it carries with it a distinctly contemporary appeal. As Natanael puts it, Point is a font that references the past while also projecting itself into the present, and dare we say, the future.
Point is a cleanly rendered sans serif with a high degree of legibility and versatility. With ten weights that include Hairline, Thin, Extra Light, Light, Book, Regular, Semi Bold, Bold, Extra Bold, and Black, with corresponding italics for each, Point is well suited to an incredible variety of project applications.
Point’s simplicity makes it ideal for everything from headlines and editorials to advertising, displays, signage, publishing, technical specs, corporate communications, letterhead, white papers, infographics, presentations, logos, labels, product packaging, business cards, web copy, and mobile applications.
Point is loaded with additional features that include case sensitive forms, denominators, numerators, fractions, standard ligatures, ordinals, oldstyle figures, tabular figures, subscript, superscript, and stylistic alternates. It’s multilingual support is also stellar, supporting Basic Latin, Western European, Euro, Catalan, Baltic, Turkish, Central European, Romanian, Pan African Latin, Dutch, and Basic Cyrillic for exceptionally far-reaching global accessibility.
If you’re curious about Point but you’re not entirely sure about it, you can check out Demo Light and Demo Semi Bold for free!
Ndiscovered currently offers just 10 products through YouWorkForThem but we’re really looking forward to seeing more of their work in the near future. Their type designs are expertly-rendered and they cover a range of styles to suit a variety of project types. Visit their portfolio to check out the rest of their work and bookmark it so you won’t miss out on any of their upcoming releases!