studio.​​​letterspace.​amsterdam

Next to monthly lectures, letterspace is a co-working space of three independent type-designers with substantial experience in drawing, producing and engineering typefaces.

sabina-chipara

sabinakipara.com

FOCUS: Type-Design, Lettering, Graphic-Design

hello@sabinakipara.com

After working in-house for big agencies like McCann Erickson, award winning Spanish design studio SeriesNemo and world’s largest font library Monotype, she embarked on an independent journey. Sabina helps brands find their unique voice.

While in London, with Monotype, Sabina designed Rosella, a contem­porary decorative typeface, DIN Next Stencil & DIN Next Shapes.

Among the typefaces designed previously, in Barcelona, with SeriesNemo – Aura – was awarded with Gold at Anuaria Spanish design Awards 2016.

After moving to Amsterdam she worked with Diana Ovezea on various typeface designs: Akin, Anouk, Bega and Britney.

Recently her collaboration with London based studio Stupendous lead to bespoke typeface design Aesop for Iwoca.

jolana-sykorova

jolanasykorova.info

FOCUS: Type-Design, Editorial-Design, Graphic-Design

jolana.sykorova@gmail.com

Jolana is an Amsterdam-based Czech designer with a keen interest in foreign scripts and variable font possibilities. After finishing her studies at UMPRUM Prague and GRA Amsterdam, she published her first typeface Gestures at studio Moniker.

Participation in the Alphabettes Mentorship Program led her to variable font research supported by Stimuleringsfonds and since publishes her work under the name JS Type.

While working at Black [Foundry], she designed the custom-made typeface Jott for the eponymous clothing brand in collaboration with Solenn Bordeau which later on won a golden medal at Grand Prix Stratégies du Design 2023.

Jolana currently works for a Berlin-based type foundry NaN. Among other things, she also actively participates in exhibitions and leads workshops for students.

edgar-walthert

ewalthert.com

FOCUS: Type-Engineering, Graphic-Design, Web-Design

info@ewalthert.com

During his studies in Luzern (CH), Edgar developed a strong interest in letterforms. After working as designer in Hamburg, he specialised in type-design during TypeMedia, The Hague and at LucasFont, Berlin.

Working part-time for Bold Monday, the IBM Plex project got Edgar deeper into font engineering including TrueType hinting. He also engineers fonts for Elmer Stefan’s PYTE foundry and the Swiss outlet Nouvelle Noire.

Next to the release of Logical, he also made a bespoke typeface for DE TONEELMAKERIJ and custom Display and Text typefaces for Swiss Theater production Bühne Burgäschi.

After examining possibilities of liveliness in digital type-design with the typeface Agile at TypeMedia, Edgar worked at LucasFont Berlin, helping with the extension of the Taz type-family.