A collaborative type foundry with a special interest in stones
Gruppo Due is a type design platform and foundry offering retail typefaces, alongside bespoke designs resulting from a close collaboration with a variety of commissioners. It was founded in 2019 by Moritz Appich, Massimiliano Audretsch, Jonas Grünwald, and Bruno Jacoby—four friends who are also working together in the wider field of graphic and web design.
Most typefaces originally evolved from the praxis as graphic designers itself. They were designed to suit a projects specific need. Gruppo Due aims to progressively finalize, rethink, and release these type designs and make them available for wider public use. On their website you will currently find the three retail typefaces G2 Ciao, G2 Kosmos, and G2 TGR, alongside the research project concerning the digitisation of Wolfgang Schmidt’s Lebenszeichen (“signs of life”.) The website also showcases a number of bespoke type commissions that have been conceived over the last years.
Just recently fledged Gruppo Due still has a drawer full of typefaces yet to be released. Keep an eye on this foundry and take a look at their newly released website.