Meet the Mates
TypeMates is a straightforward font foundry offering retail typefaces and custom solutions. For years, we — Jakob, Lisa and Nils — have been passionate about type. In 2015, from our offices in the north, south and west of Germany, we began working together as a type foundry.
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.
Whether it’s Red Bull, Lego, BuzzFeed News, KFC or FC Bayern- we designed typefaces that are used by brands, magazines and corporations who set the bar for design.
Spiegel Verlag, Hamburg
Ministry Foreign Affairs Finland
Red Bull Media House
the LEGO group
Territory Corporate Publishing, Hamburg
Mutabor, Hamburg and Munich
Martin et Karczinski, Munich
OBI GmbH & Co.
St. Pauli, Hamburg
FC Bayern München AG
Jung von Matt, Hamburg
Dragon Rouge, London
Metadesign, Berlin and Zurich