Rosetta is a collaborative pursuit of designers from around the globe who share the passion for excellence in type design and typography across the world’s writing systems.
Rosetta is a publisher and distributor of high-quality fonts for a growing number of the world’s writing systems.
Khajag Apelian is a Lebanese graphic and type designer of Armenian descent. Raised between Dubai and Beirut, Khajag received a bachelor’s degree in Typography and Motion Graphics from Notre Dame University in Lebanon, and an M.Des. in Type and Media from KABK in The Hague.
Khajag worked in branding with Landor Associates, Dubai, before starting his career as a freelancer under “debakir” in the Netherlands in 2009. Debakir focused on Arabic typography projects with various organisations such as Opera Amsterdam, One/one, the Mediamatic Foundation, and the Khatt Foundation. In 2010 Khajag co-founded — together with Lara Balaa — Majooun, a visual communication and type design studio based in Beirut.
David Březina is a Czech type designer and typographer, writer, lecturer, the impresario of the TypeTalks conference, and the managing director of Rosetta Type Foundry. He holds master’s degrees in Informatics (Masaryk University, Brno) and Typeface Design (University of Reading, UK). While you may know him as the designer of the award-winning type family Skolar, David has also been actively involved in writing, presenting, and conducting workshops on type and typography around Europe (notably at the University of Reading). He has designed custom typefaces for Adobe and Microsoft (with Tiro Typeworks), and other clients. So far, he has designed typefaces for Cyrillic, Greek, Gujarati, Devanagari, and various extensions of Latin. He is also responsible for the art direction and post-production of Rosetta’s fonts.
|SkolarSans (Art-direction, design)|
Sergei Egorov was born in Moscow. He graduated from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in 1985. Today, he lives near Washington DC. In the early 90s Sergei got acquainted with Donald Knuth’s type-setting system TeX and everyday TeX programming has gradually grown into a genuine interest across his work in typography and book design. The scope of his interests extends to Cyrillic, Greek, and Latin palaeography, as well as typographic history. Sergei has been creating his own typefaces since 2003.
Anna Giedryś is a freelance graphic designer from Poland. She studied graphic design and visual communication at the University of Fine Arts in Poznań (Sign and Typography Studio), graduating with a Master of Arts degree. One term of graphic and fashion design studies at Vilnius Fine Arts Academy sparked her interest in calligraphy and pattern design. An experienced type designer and illustrator, she currently freelances for several design studios. In love with lettering and Polish papercuts.
Sláva Jevčinová is a type and graphic designer from Slovakia. She holds an MA in type design from the Type and Media programme at The Royal Academy of Art in The Hague as well as an MA in graphic design from J. E. Purkyně University in Czech Republic. After an internship at Mota Italic in Berlin she specialised in TrueType hinting at Fontwerk. She has been working independently since 2013 and regularly collaborates with Rosetta as hinting specialist and type designer.
Ross Mills is a type designer and co-founder of Tiro Typeworks. He has been involved in the design and production of multilingual and specialist typefaces for Microsoft Corp., Linotype Library, Apple Computer, the Government of Nunavut and others.
After a number of disparate careers gravitating towards design, including several years working in Thailand, Ben finally took the plunge and studied Typeface Design at the University of Reading. He graduated in 2012 and has continued his research into the scripts of Southeast Asia through frequent visits to the region. He is interested in the way writing systems evolve through the interaction of culture, language, and technology. Ben lives and works in Brighton (UK) as a type designer, working on custom and retail fonts in Latin and Southeast Asian scripts. He has also conducted type design workshops and presented internationally.
Titus Nemeth is a type designer and typographer with specialist expertise in the Arabic script. He works as an independent designer and typographic consultant, building on his substantial experience and research in the field.
His original type designs have won multiple internationally renowned awards and are widely used for complex, cross-cultural, visual communication. Titus’ practice combines the making and the use of type, as he is convinced that both aspects inform each other: ‘the better I understand how type is used, the better I can design for it’.
Titus holds a PhD, and an MA in Typeface Design, from the University of Reading, UK, and a diploma in Graphic Design from Die Graphische in Vienna, Austria. He has taught type design and typography at a number of schools in France, Morocco, Qatar, and the United Kingdom.
Born in Pamplona (Spain), Octavio got his first degree in Fine Arts at the University of Barcelona. After several years working for various design studios and advertising agencies, he moved to the UK and subsequently graduated with an MA in Type Design from the University of Reading. After collaborating with Typofonderie in Paris for several months, Octavio went back to Pamplona where he continues to develop commercial and self-initiated projects, while seeking true happiness.
Florian Runge is an independent designer specialising in typeface design and typography. He holds a master’s degree in Typeface Design from the University of Reading. His work has been awarded, featured internationally, and displayed at various exhibitions. Florian’s interests range from multilingual typeface design to responsive typography and conceptual type-systems. In his research he has explored 20th century Danish type design and investigated typographic practices in the Devanagari script.
Elena Schneider is a freelance type designer from Germany. She gained a diploma in Graphic Design from the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Dortmund, and co-founded RADAU, a graphic design studio specialising in typography and editorial design. In 2011 she graduated from the University of Reading with an MA in Typeface Design. Currently she works independently, mainly on typeface design and lettering, and occasionally on graphic design. You can most likely find her spending her time between Hamburg, Dortmund and Húsavík.
Vaibhav Singh is an independent typographer and type designer from India. He received a bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the University of Pune and a master’s in Visual Communication from IDC, IIT Bombay. He was a recipient of the Felix scholarship in 2010 for his MA in Typeface Design, and again in 2013 for his PhD research, both at the University of Reading.
Having worked as a typographer and exhibition designer in Mumbai, Delhi, and Panjim, he now specialises in designing typefaces for north Indian scripts. In addition to developing fonts, he has been researching aspects of the typography of Devanagari and its implications for print cultures in India – for which he has received fellowships from The Printing Historical Society, UK, and the Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC.
|Skolar (Devanagari co-design)|
In our work, we hope to create more than just stylish fonts following the latest trends. We aim at lasting design qualities and strive to add value to our font solutions. The top-notch quality of our fonts released so far has been recognised by numerous design awards.
High-quality design is not just good-looking, it is also readable, reliable and culturally sensitive. That is why we actively promote research and education in the area of multi-script typography and contribute to it ourselves.
Multi-script fonts, i.e. fonts that support two or more scripts, are our speciality. They not only work well individually for each of the writing systems supported, but are designed to harmonise and work well together, making the life of any designer dealing with multiple scripts much easier.