Rosetta addresses the needs of global typography. Together with our collaborators we create original fonts for a polyphonic world.
Our work has been featured and awarded. But most importantly it has enabled people to read better in their native language.
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 the managing director at Rosetta. While you may know him as the designer of the award-winning type family Skolar, he has also worked on custom typefaces for Adobe, Linotype (Monotype), Microsoft, Google, and others. So far, he has designed typefaces for Cyrillic, Greek, Gujarati, Devanagari, and various extensions of Latin. David holds a Master’s degree in computer science from Masaryk University in Brno (Czechia) and an MA in Typeface Design and PhD from the University of Reading (UK). His cross-disciplinary PhD thesis studied visual similarity and coherence of characters in typefaces for continuous reading in Latin, Cyrillic, and Devanagari scripts.
He has also been actively involved in writing, presenting, and conducting workshops on type and typography around the world.
|Adapter – Art-direction|
|Radio Free Europe – Art-direction and design|
|Skolar – Design|
|Skolar Sans – Art-direction and design|
|WebOS fonts for LG – Post-production|
|Yrsa & Rasa – Art-direction, design|
Lasko Dzurovski puts Macedonian typeface design on the map. His typographic catalogue has been growing for over 20 years and continues to evolve with new designs and added language support. From personal and commercial use to custom projects for the North Macedonian government – his characters proudly serve their purpose.
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 type and graphic designer based in Brno, Czechia. She holds a Master of Arts in graphic design and visual communication from the Sign and Typography Studio at the University of Fine Arts in Poznań, but she first fell in love with calligraphy and lettering while on exchange at Vilnius Fine Arts Academy. She’s been drawing type ever since, and now channels this passion into working on custom and retail fonts at Rosetta. Here, Anna is also responsible for the marketing and presentation of our fonts, and has and played a key role in the development of the company since its early days.
|WebOS fonts for LG – Design|
|Yrsa & Rasa – Design|
Borna Izadpanah is a typeface designer and researcher. He holds an MA in Graphic Design from the London College of Communication and an MA in Typeface Design from the University of Reading where he is undertaking PhD research. Borna is the designer of multi-award winning typefaces Lida and Lalezar. He has co-designed the Google Font Markazi Text with Fiona Ross and Florian Runge.
|Adapter – Design (Arabic)|
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.
|Adapter – Design (Latin, Cyrillic, Greek, Hebrew)|
|Bundesliga – Design|
|Radio Free Europe – Design|
|Skolar Sans – Design (Latin, Cyrillic, Greek)|
|WebOS fonts for LG – Design, hinting|
Nick Job is an independent British type designer. He has a degree in graphic design from Nottingham Trent University. After a decade as in-house brand designer for a major multinational transport provider, he launched his own design business, realising a long-held ambition to produce type. He has since produced retail typefaces for Monotype and Fontsmith prior to the release of Adelphi with Rosetta. Nick, a self-confessed anorak, is also the author of the doublearrow.co.uk website which showcases the former British Rail Corporate Identity.
William Montrose is a type designer with a background in marketing and advertising. His interest in typography led him to Berlin (FontShop International), Reading (MA Typeface Design) and London (Dalton Maag).
William worked on custom and retail typefaces and marketing at Rosetta. He is now a partner in an independent project Kilotype.
|Adapter – Art-direction and design (Latin)|
|Bundesliga – Art-direction and design|
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.
|Clarimo UD – Arabic design|
|Skolar Sans – Design (Arabic)|
Johannes Neumeier is a type designer, font engineer and developer based in Finland. He holds an MA in Design from Aalto University specialising in type design. With a broad background in design and development, he rejoices in the combination of visual design and coding that is unique to creating fonts. At Rosetta, he focuses on font engineering and production tools as well as developing the foundry’s web projects. He has released typefaces under his own Underscore label.
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 and regularly collaborates with design studios and type foundries around the world. 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.
|Clarimo UD – Devanagari design|
Ksenya Samarskaya is the founding member of Samarskaya & Partners, drafting type to push against the limits of technology, radiate legibly on small screens, and trigger nuanced algorithms of emotion and history. She’s provided Cyrillic consultation, as well as multi-script type design, for the likes of Apple, Font Bureau, Google, MCKL, Monotype, WeWork. In 2017, she served as a judge for the Type Directors Club annual, the Communication Arts type annual, and the Taiwan International Student Design Competition. She splits her time between Brooklyn, NY and Barcelona where she’s teaching typography at Harbour.Space University.
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.
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 scripts supported, but are designed to harmonise and work well together, making the life of any designer dealing with multiple scripts much easier.