Located in St. Petersburg, Russia, TypeType was founded in 2013 by type designer Ivan Gladkikh. His goal has been, from the very beginning, to make quality fonts for a wide audience, and as a result, each of his typefaces is the product of a collaboration with designers and engineers from around the world. “We look at our fonts as a piece of art but set to them very strict quality requirements,” he says.
TypeType’s fonts have been used for various projects in almost every country in the world. Many of their families are designed with use for logos, websites, advertising, cinema, album covers, and brands in mind.
Having started one of St. Petersburg’s first dedicated font foundry’s, Ivan is focused on cultivating and generating new type designers in the region. “In Russia there are not a lot of good and talented font designers who are not afraid to work,” he says. “So we also organized a school and train specialists. We hope that font designers will appear from this school in the future.”