About Wolby Font Family
Wolby is a rough and organic hand drawn typefamily which draws inspiration from a variety of sources such as sign painting, hand lettering, comic books, cartoons, health food, sticks and stones to name a few. The letter shapes were all originally created by writing with a pointed brush. The use of one writing tool results in an aesthetical harmony between the very different styles making them all fit together.
The family consists of eight styles; upright and slanted caps in regular and bold, a layered block style in fill, outline and shadow styles and a lively script. Wolby is capapble of creating very different moods depending on which style you choose to highlight.
Because of it’s aesthetics, range of styles and extensive language support, Wolby is especially suitable for use in advertising, packaging design and gritty branding & fashion design.
When using the layered block styles you’ll get the best result by placing the shadow layer on the bottom, the fill in the middle and the outline layer on top. These can also be combined freely so you can use just shadow + fill, shadow + outline or fill + outline.
The script style is armed with a set of ligatures and swash capitals which allow you to supercharge your designs.
LetterMaker, aka Teo Tuominen, is a Finnish type designer and letterer. Teo has a background in graphic design and has a masters degree in type design from the TypeMedia program held in the Hague, Netherlands form which he graduated in 2013.
LetterMaker designs typefaces for retail as well as custom fonts tailored for the clients specific needs. He often also works as a letterer sometimes doing clean vector logos and other times working on some rough and organic hand drawn lettering for more illustrative assignments and even sign painting and typographic murals. But designing fonts is his real passion as well as creating useful products. Useful here means that the end user (you) enjoy using LetterMaker fonts and your life is made just a little easier thanks to them. To this end LetterMaker aims to publish a wide range of typefaces all fulfilling a different purpose.
In addition to practical work with letters, Teo also works as a teacher of type design, typography and lettering, holding courses in Aalto University, Lahti Institute of Design and giving his own workshops.