Top Ten Type Founderys

Typography lovers this is the place to be. Below we've selected ten of our favourite type foundries from across the globe showcasing the very front of contemporary and innovative typography around today.  


Besides an extensive library of fonts created for individuals, brands and international corporations, the prolific Danish type foundry Playtype create distinct and unique typefaces that are beautiful to behold. 

Production Type

Production Type is operated by French type designer Jean-Baptiste Levée and is a digital type foundry based in Paris which produces a range of typefaces for brands and publications. 

A2 Type

Is an independent archive of type created by London-based design studio A2/SW/HK. A2-Type is a profoundly inspiring type foundry established in 2009 with a vast selection of fonts created specially for print, screen, and environment. What you’ll discover here is undoubtedly a splendid example of high-quality typefaces with contemporary proportions.

Grilli Type

From original retail to custom type design, Grilli Type is home to a surprising number of high quality products with a contemporary aesthetic in the Swiss tradition. Every typeface is created with the highest techinal standard, resulting in an amazing collection of fonts for projects of any size.



For almost two decades, Lineto has served as a useful resource for type – now owning Switzerland’s first digital type foundry with its own website and online service. Established by Cornel Windlin and Stephan Müller, every font still stays true to the style and quality with every typeface perfect for web, print and projects of any kind.

Milieu Grotesque 

Berlin and Zurich based independent publisher and design studio Milieu Grotesque offer a wide range of quality typefaces with a legacy of functionality and beauty. The Patron typeface is featured throughout our Print Isn’t Dead publication Element 003 too! 


Berlin-based Neubau fills a void in typographic industry with high-quality typefaces by putting their main focus on experimentation. Drawing on their extensive graphic design experience, Neubau's collection showcases a variety of type designs and other impressive creative projects. 


Dublin-based type foundry and design studio Signal specialise in all things typographic. Run by Max Phillips, his portfolio spans everything from type design, lettering, and typographic branding. All his fonts display his versatility as a type designer. Another great source of inspo for anyone who's is looking for simple yet unconventional typography.

Colophon Foundry 

Established in 2009, Colophon have grown into an international, award-winning type foundry based in London and Los Angeles (US). By creating and distributing high quality, retail and custom typefaces for analog and digital media, each font is carefully considered regarding its technical and aesthetic value. You can purchase our limited edition 9th issue of Posterzine featuring an exclusive interview with these guys here.. 

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