Typeface Publishing Incentive Program

January 2015

TypeTogether is pleased to announce the 4th edition of the Typeface Publishing Incentive program, an initiative aimed at helping promising typeface design students develop their careers. Started in 2014, this annual program will support and offer guidance to [a] selected project[s]. The aim is to enable exceptional projects started during a course of study to be finalised and published commercially as soon as possible after the end of the course. The designer[s] whose project[s] is selected will receive feedback on their design and guidance towards completing the family on a commercial basis from the TypeTogether team. Additionally, a sum of money will be provided to allow the designer to continue working on the typeface after the course of study is over.


Who can apply
Any student enrolled in a postgraduate course in typeface design.

How to participate
Submit a project by email, in PDF format, to incentive [at] type-together.com. Required page size is A4, no more than 10 pages per submission. The files should include:

1. Your name and contact details,
2. The course and institution you are studying in,
3. The name and contact details of key tutor in your program of study,
4. The brief for your typeface (up to 300 words),
5. Proofs of the typeface. (Include both details of large lettershapes and text setting).

Key dates
All projects received by March 31, 2017 will be judged. Winner/s will be announced before May 1, 2017.

What will the selected designers get:
a/ Mentoring
Veronika Burian, José Scaglione and the rest of the TypeTogether team will provide advice on the commercial, aesthetic and technical sides of font-making. TypeTogether will offer feedback about design features, help designers in the testing procedures and share knowledge, tools and processes to control the quality of the final product. Mentoring is the core of this program and will be consistently available from the start of overviewing the contractual terms until the release the typeface.

b/ Publishing
A publishing contract to include the selected type families in TypeTogether’s retail library. This contract allows designers to opt out at any time and offers a 50% royalty rate, probably one of the highest rates in the industry. Designers retain all the rights and ownership of their work.

c/ Funding
The selected designers will get a sum of EUR 2,500.00 after graduation. The objective of this funding is that designers are able to support themselves while finishing their type families, just after finishing their postgraduate courses.

For more information about this program please contact us at incentive [at] type-together.com

José Scaglione, Veronika Burian and Juan Bruce, taking a look at Juan’s typeface, Noort, selected for the second Incentive Program.

Noort in use in the specimen submited as part of the Master in Typeface Design, University of Reading, 2015.

Detail of Noort’s first specimen, 2015.

José and Veronika giving feedback to Roxane Gataud on Bely, the first recipient of the Incetive Program and that was released in 2016.

Poster-specimen of Roxane Gataud’s typeface, Bely

Detail of Bely’s specimen

Specimen created by Quentin Schmerber for the Temeraire typeface, third recipient of the Incentive Program (2016).

Temeraire, by Quentin Schmerber, in 2016.

About Us

TypeTogether is an indie type foundry committed to excellence in type design with a focus on editorial use. Additionally, TypeTogether creates custom type design for corporate use. We invite you to browse our library of retail fonts or contact us to discuss custom type design projects.