Jochen Hasinger created the symbol font in 2004.
Tips (which stands for “Type-Image-Piktogramm-Schrift” in German, or type-image-pictogram-font in English) contains six different fonts of pictograms and stylized icons. Tips Active is a font filled with characters reminiscent of Otl Aicher’s sports pictograms from the 1972 Olympic Games. Tips Astro contains astrological signs. Tips Bcom depicts icons for use in business communication or web page design. Tips Count is a font featuring numbers inside of various circles. Tips This Way and Tips Travel are both collections of pictograms for use in navigation and other signage systems.
Tips is a trademark of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, which may be registered in certain jurisdictions, exclusively licensed through Linotype GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG.