Typejockeys is a type foundry and graphic design company based in Vienna, Austria, established in 2008 by Anna Fahrmaier, Thomas Gabriel and Michael Hochleitner. This dynamic group does a lot of different things – from graphic design to lettering and type design. “With Typejockeys, it was never our plan solely to produce typefaces,” they said in their 2014 Creative Characters interview, “since our interest in typography extends in a lot of other directions as well. The disciplines in which we work include graphic design (such as corporate design, packaging, editorial, environmental, and digital media), type design (retail as well as custom work) and lettering, which is a little bit in-between those two, if you like.” With a library made up of typefaces that are full of spirited originality and technical precision, the group draws a lot of inspiration for their work from the city and culture of Vienna. The design for their typeface, Henriette, is actually based on the street signs in their home town. “Since we are serious type nerds, we keep looking at letters everywhere we are. Luckily, Vienna had some very talented sign makers, who over the years produced a fair amount of great shop sign letterings around the city.” “We love letters, we think about them and work with them with all our hearts. This is the meaning of the ‘serifed heart’ that you can find in all our fonts!”
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