Seit Kurzem gibt es eine neue Schriftenschmiede am Markt: Type Supply. Wir haben dem Kopf dahinter, Tal Leming, ein paar Fragen gestellt:
Please tell us something about yourself – why starting a new type foundry?
I have been designing typefaces for other foundries for a long time. That has been great, but the typefaces that I am working on right now feel very personal. A few years ago I realized that I didn’t want to let these go. I wanted to control how they were marketed and, most importantly, I wanted to talk to the designers who would be using the fonts. The only way that I could do that would be to start a new foundry. It took me longer to get everything started than I had anticipated, but it is finally done!
What is special about your typefaces?
I was a graphic designer for many years and my typefaces grow out of that experience. As a graphic designer, I was frustrated by typefaces that looked nice but didn’t really work for reason or another. So, I design my typefaces to be very hard workers and I spend a lot of time thinking about how to make them the best tools that they can be.
How many typefaces are online right now?
Are you working on new designs right now? What will be next?
I always have a few things on the drawing board in various states of completion. Next is … I’m not sure yet. I’ll let you know as soon as I have it figured out!