A straightforward font foundry. Jakob, Lisa and Nils have been passionate about type and in 2015 we started working together, from our offices near Munich and Hamburg, as a type foundry offering custom type and retail fonts for graphic design and brand purposes.
For years, we — Jakob, Lisa and Nils — have been passionate about type and in 2015 we started working together, from our offices near Munich and Hamburg, as the type foundry TypeMates. We don’t believe that typefaces are neutral or purely functional systems for reading, rather that they are a visual language with emotional values. Our aim is to be straightforward in the complex field of type design. We do not want to hype or praise type too much, we want to work together with our clients and partners to deliver good results. Our practice covers everything, from the tiniest nuance in a logo or piece of lettering to the design of extensive type systems. And whether it’s a beautiful idea, a complex client project with intense technical demands, or we’re just following our investigative TypeMate’s nose — we’re passionate about well-made letterforms delivered to the highest technical standard.