Category Archives: Type Portraits

Hermes FB from Font Bureau

Matthew Butterick’s Hermes FB is inspired by Hermes Grotesk, an early 20th century typeface by the Berlin type foundry Woellmer. Like Berthold’s Block it resembles German jobbing type of everyday printing around the 1910s and ’20s. Blunt corners suggest the wear and tear … Continue reading


Shift from MCKL

We are delighted to welcome MCKL as a new type foundry on Webtype. The Minneapolis-based studio, run by Jeremy Mickel, offers retail fonts, custom typeface design, lettering, and logo development. We’re looking forward to a number of unique, eye-catching designs … Continue reading


Helsinki from LudwigType

Our second release from Berlin-based LudwigType is the sans-serif Helsinki, a family inspired by Finnish road signs. Ludwig Übele designed the initial first style during a long winter in the North of Finland in 1998. Like other classic wayfinding typefaces such as … Continue reading


Agency FB from Font Bureau

Font Bureau’s popular Agency FB series of rectangular sans-serif typefaces is now available for the web, exclusively from Webtype. The extensive family, designed by David Berlow, harks back to Morris Fuller Benton’s Agency Gothic for American Type Founders. First released in 1932, it was a … Continue reading


Stainless from Font Bureau

Distinctly contemporary and robust — we are happy to now offer webfonts for Font Bureau’s popular type family Stainless. Stainless started out in designer Cyrus Highsmith’s sketchbook where he was experimenting with the idea for a sans serif version of his slab serif Dispatch. As … Continue reading


Marat and Marat Sans from LudwigType

We are happy to welcome our latest foundry partner Berlin-based LudwigType and designer Ludwig Übele to Webtype. The German type specialist honed his skills at the typeface design masters program at the Royal Academy of the Arts in the Netherlands. Now … Continue reading


Scout and Scout RE from Font Bureau

Scout, our latest release from Font Bureau, is a fresh yet pleasantly familiar sans serif by Cyrus Highsmith. Originally drawn for the redesign of the magazine Entertainment Weekly, Highsmith found inspiration in early 20th century German grotesks such as Venus, DIN, … Continue reading


Solitaire from MVB Fonts

After the introduction of his Sweet label with us earlier this year, we are happy to welcome Mark van Bronkhorst with his type foundry MVB fonts on Webtype, too. Our first release is MVB Solitaire — a no-frills tempered humanist … Continue reading


Dispatch and Dispatch Mono from Font Bureau

Our latest releases from Font Bureau are the slab serif families Dispatch and its brand new small-sized companion, Dispatch Mono. Cyrus Highsmith created the series in his search for a typeface with industrial atmosphere that can serve a variety of applications and sizes. … Continue reading


Trio Grotesk from Bold Monday

The second release from our Dutch foundry partner Bold Monday is Trio Grotesk. And it is one with an interesting Dutch background, too. While studying in the Netherlands, Trio Grotesk’s designer Florian Schick discovered the only two remaining printed copies … Continue reading


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