About Shelf Font Family
Shelf is a humanistic sans-serif font of cool and solid character. Its frugal, clean and organic drawing as well as its name were inspired by the ice shelf landscape. Shelf was designed as a universal tool for creating a coherent information and navigation systems with accompanying publications, such as visual identity of exhibitions including catalogues. It is suggested to set long texts in Roman and Italic, while the best combination for a wayfinding system is Roman and Oblique. Every weight, therefore, contains Roman, Italic and Oblique versions. The variety of over 1500 glyphs constitutes a rich set of Latin script characters. Shelf includes small caps, a broad set of figures, a wide set of alternative style variants, arrows and a number of OpenType features.
Szymon Sznajder (1977), typographer, font and book designer, lives and works in Poznań. Currently runs an individual and independent graphic studio SzymonType, where he actively designs typefaces and publications. He teaches Print Preparation to students of the Poznań University of the Arts, where he previously obtained his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. His diploma fonts were designed in the Type Design Studio led by Prof. Krzysztof Kochnowicz. Szymon is a laureate of numerous rewards and distinctions, ia. his Bachelor’s and Master’s font designs were qualified to the Graduation Projects review, and after completing his Master’s degree, he became a holder of Maria Dokowicz scholarship.