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If you are interested in
commissioning typefaces of any
kind, Display faces, Text faces, Typewriters, Signage faces or
Hand drawn type for an advertising campaign, a corporate font for
your client — or any other bespoke type design for your project,
then please contact us.
No project is too small or
too large:
If you would like to commission
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The New York Times Magazine
Custom fonts.

Read more here
      Sans, Slab & Serif – Each category
of fonts have a different starting
point, set of references and sub
categories. The starting point for
the Serif font is the Stephenson
Blake Garamond-ish metal typeface
Mazarin also known as ‘Astree’ from
French foundry Deberny & Peignot
and also The New York Times
Magazine masthead, although this
is a Black letter / Gothic type,
its sharpness and contrast have
translated into the design, most
noticeable in the Display and
Headline fonts. The Serif fonts designed for text matter share
some of these features although
proportions, contrast and details
have been crafted anew to aid
legibility in smaller point sizes.
The Slab fonts used for pull quotes
and headlines are a continuation
of the magazines existing Stymie
font but in a condensed format and
with added typographic personality.
The Sans fonts are linked to the
Industrial Grotesque types, with
metal type specimen versions
of Futura and Akzidenz fonts as
loose models for inspiration, all
re interpreted and designed to suit
the magazine.
Moscow Sans
A custom font in four grades plus
a set of 40+ unique pictograms
created exclusively for Moscow Department of Transport.

Art directed and designed by
A2–TYPE, Scott Williams & Henrik
Kubel with Margaret Calvert
as type and pictogram consultant.
Cyrillic script designed in
collaboration with Ilya Ruderman.
Commissioned by City ID and
Moscow Department of Transport, DOT.

The full wayfinding system is to
be rolled out across the network
in 2015.
Custom fonts.


be together. not the same

More soon!


Magazine masthead + Custom
Stencil font. Commissioned
by Matt Willey.

Avaunt is dedicated to adventure – in the broadest possible sense. Avaunt will feature acts of endeavour and endurance from the wildest, highest, deepest, coldest and hottest corners of Earth. The magazine will bring you stories from respected writers and thinkers, concerning adventures in technology, music, science, style and culture, alongside insights from the pioneers and innovators who are shaping our new world.

Read more here
Paul Davis
Custom font based on Paul's
unique handwriting mostly /
always featured in his work.

The font was created in 2 weights
and commissioned by mxm,
as part of their
identity tool kit.

See Paul's work here
The Independent Newspaper
Bespoke fons. A series of fourteen
interconnected fonts based on
the same structure. All fonts have
large character sets, several number
systems and stylistic features to
serve all aspects of the newspaper
and associated magazines and

Read about the project in detail
at the Creative Review blog

Winner! Yellow Pencil
in this years D&AD Global Awards Scheme, 2014.
A23D Letterpress alphabet
Commissioned by New North Press
in London as part of their existing
collection of wood and metaltype.

A23D will be available for use
at New North Press's letterpress
workshops. Filmmaker Adrian
Harrison has also made a film about
the project, which was premiering
at the V&A September 13, as part
of the London Design Festival.

Watch the movie here

Read about the project in detail
at the Creative Review blog

WIRED magazine UK
Custom fonts. A2 Beckett typeface
from our library was customised
and rounded corners added
in three unique weights exclusively
for this publication. WIRED also
use our Boing typeface as part
of their redesign.

Read about the project in detail
at the Creative Review blog

Steensen Varming
A leading and independent consultancy with unrivalled expertise
in mechanical and electrical building
services, lighting design and
sustainable design. Steensen
Varming was founded in 1933 by
Jørgen Varming and Niels Steensen.
The grandson of the founder,
Søren Varming, Punktum Design
in Copenhagen commissioned
us to co-develop a new brand identity
across offices and in specific to
design a suite of fonts exclusively
available to the client.

Read more here
Expedia worldwide
Custom fonts – 'Expedia Sans'
was commissioned by 180LA.
The new set of brand fonts will be rolled out on all communications,
print and web, globally.

See their amazing commercials
using our new font(s) here:

Expedia, Find Yours
Expedia, Understanding
Expedia, Find Your Strength
Royal Institute of Britist Architects
Members Magazine. Design of
condensed version of our Grot10
font family + delivery of additional suite of fonts – all customised
in detail to suit the client.

The title(s) were superbly
re designed by magazine art director
Matt Willey, who also commissioned
the bespoke fonts.

Motorola worldwide
A2 Regular fonts are now part
of the new Motorola brand.


Design Museum, London
New Transport fonts in use*
(SemiBold + Light + Off White
weights) used for exhibition signage
for London Design Museum semi-
permanent exhibition Extraordinary
Stories about Ordinary Things.
The exhibition was designed by
Gitta Gschwendtner — signage and identity was developed by A2/SW/HK.

*New Transport, designed by
Margaret Calvert & Henrik Kubel.

Read more here

Art Quarterly
Published by the Art Fund, London. Custom fonts plus a specially
commissioned Hairline display
font in 2 grades. Art directed
by masters of editorial design:
Stephen Coates and
Simon Esterson.


New Transport typeface in 2 weights,
Light + Bold developed in close
collaboration with Margaret Calvert
for use on all UK Government
websites. The November issue
of Creative Review, out on October
24, will include an extensive feature
on the GDS and their work. Read
more here: Creative Review
Blog feature.

We were commissioned by
COLLINS in New York to customise
our typeface REGULAR for their rebrand of the biggest broadband provider in NYC. Our REGULAR
typeface was also chosen as
their brand typeface and feature
in all communication. MOTHER
NEW YORK was commissioned to introduce the rebrand to the public with a series of short TV stings,
have a look here: Optimum.
brand introduction, 2012.

Royal College of Art
'Calvert Brody' – A new brand
typeface exclusive to RCA
in London. The font is based
on Margaret Calvert's 'Calvert'
typeface and was art directed
by Neville Brody from Research
. The font will be applied
across all communications
including a new signage programme
developed by Cartlidge Levene.
'Calvert Brody' has been designed
in 3 weights: Light, Medium & Bold.

Click here to read more.

Custom alphabet for Royal College
of Art Annual Show 2012.
Art directed and originated by
Studio Oswald in London. Designed and crafted in collaboration with

I Can’t Draw Animals
Specially developed for Typo
London 2012 … shows type designer
Henrik Kubel hand lettering his
own narration, explaining why he
draws type. The video was produced
as a final piece of work for his
presentation. Reviewed by FontFeed
Click here to read more

The film was selected for the
prestigeous TDC NYC Annual 2013
in New York and also for the Tokyo
Type Directors Club in Japan.


A new business dedicated
to reimagining K-12 education
by creating digital products and
services that empower teachers, students and parents in new ways.
A2-TYPE were commissioned to customise our 'Outsiders' typeface
and have added rounded corners
plus revised a number of characters
under the direction of Graham
Clifford Design
+ Co Collective
in New York.

The fonts were accepted into
the prestigeous Communication Arts 2014 Typography Annual.

The fonts were also awarded a typeface design award from TDC, Type Directors Club, 2014.

Friends of the Earth
Custom Display typeface for
all communications. The font
has been coded and designed
with automatic glyph substitution
(3 different versions of each
letter) to evoke hand drawn
quality. The typeface is based
on our Aveny-T font.
Custom Display typeface (India)
in two weights in collaboration
with Geetika Alok, 2011.

Ole Lund
Identity and lettering
Toronto Life
Brand typeface
Capital City of Slovenia, Ljubljana
Corporate typeface for the city
2007. Commissioned by
John Morgan Studio in London.
Custom Display typeface

Design Museum, London
Custom typeface (Ergonomics), identity and publication design, 2010

Faber & Faber, London
Custom typeface (A2 Beckett)
and cover design across 18 titles,

Awarded D&AD 'in Book', 2009

Afterall Publishing
Custom typefaces: Serif and
Typewriter fonts in multiple
weights for academic arts Journal Afterall including their book series
One Work, 2006.


FaulknerBrowns Architects
Custom typefaces and brand
identity, 2007.

Penguin Press, NYC
Custom typeface (Zadie) and cover
design, 2005 for hardback and

Selected for AIGA, American
Institute of Graphic Arts, 50 best
covers of 2006.

Nørrebro Bryghus
Custom display stencil font including
text fonts for branding across all
products including signs and interiors
in Danish mini-brewery.

Brand Identity designed in collaboration with Punktum Design
in Copenhagen, 2004.

The project was awarded the prestigeous Danish Design Prize
in the identity category the same
year it was launched.


Custom display alphabet including
logo for use on all signs and
products for successful Danish
chef Claus Meyer's food chains.
Brand Identity designed in collaboration with Punktum Design
in Copenhagen, 2005