New type family: Vito

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In today’s era of touchscreen timepieces, an old-fashioned analog wristwatch draws attention to itself. The precision and the high level of detail that goes into a high-class watch’s design is tremendous. Vito’s designer Thomas Gabriel is fascinated by watches, and what counts most on vintage chronographs is the clock face’s design. The extravagant and powerful figures of many classic timepieces top-off the meticulously-detailed handiwork of their makers, completing masterpieces of technical and aesthetic excellence.

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A closer look at these masculine but gentle forms and details formed the initial inspiration for the Vito type family. Molding that combination of strength and elegance into a typeface was the main goal.

Being aware of the rich variety of sans serif typefaces on the market, the bar for making a state-of-the-art product is set quite high. Therefore, Vito should be nothing less than the perfect tool to meet a modern designer’s typographic challenges!

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With 60 styles (yes, sixty!), the family gives you both freedom and flexibility, but also consistency throughout all weights and widths. The symbiotic character of strength and elegance makes Vito ideal for everything that’s precious to you! Perfect to mix in magazines, on packaging, corporate designs or movie titles. Masculine and sporty for adrenaline junkies, reliable and elegant for serious typographers, but with a touch of bling for high snobiety. Vito has got you covered!

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The styles start at € 60 (US$ 70), available right now! Gain flexibility and save real money by buying width packages, or even best, the whole family. For those who can’t decide, or need something in between, we hand-picked 20 essential styles out of Vito’s variety:

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Vito’s sure deserved a nice specimen; The cover shines with golden hot foil stamping on Antalis paper’s ultra-fancy Curious Matter. The 30 inner pages give a little glance into this great type family’s possibilities. Want one?

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Get more details, and see all purchase options here.

A new masthead for News

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With the relaunch of the Austrian magazine News the new editor and her team introduced a more serious approach to journaslism, language and design. We were hired to redesign the magazine’s rather obsolete masthead, working closely together magazine’s new art director Christian Sulzenbacher. The new masthead was, of course, drawn from scratch and under the directives recognizable, humanistic, refreshed.

Some sketches for the new masthead:

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The old and the new masthead in comparison: 
Magazine design: Christian Sulzenbacher

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Werkschau 2015

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For this year’s Werkschau für Grafisches und illustratives, Anna was not only giving a lecture, she also created a room for experiencing Typejockeys’ lettering and type design projects.

First sketches and ideas were discussed in our Monday morning meeting, Nana Architektur was consulted for further input. So it grew little by little to quite an ambitious project, as a sideline to our daily jobs. The fact, that there was only two days for prepare the location, made it important to plan everything as perfect and in detail as possible. 

The main wall gives an overview on our typefaces:

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The frame wall shows us, lettering and custom type projects …

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… and, of course, we also went for a shots bar – making it easy to buy fonts and drink a Apfelschnaps in only 2 minutes!

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A few days and a few beads of sweat later – thank you Stephan and Simon for your good work – we were proud to welcome our guests in our little type wonderland.

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All of this would have been impossible without the support of Teleprint – thank you for printing and producing almost everything for our little exhibition. And thanks for helping us everytime we need quick digital printing solutions!

Elli Schindler and Christina Pikl did a great job, organising this event. A big thanks to them for inviting us to be part of it. We enjoyed it a lot and were happy that so many people were interested in Annas talk (although it was one of the first sunny and warm weekends this spring).

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See you next year!

Typejockeys for Marc O’Polo

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We had the opportunity to design a couple of T-shirt prints for German fashion label Marc O’Polo. The collection is under the motto Natural Evolution and produced out of organic cotton. The first two designs are a combination of earthy hand lettering and copperplate engraving collages.

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The T-shirts are available online and in every Marc O’Polo retail shop.

Photos: © Marc O’Polo

Travel themed art prints

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Global Yodel is a community of citizens from all over the world who inspire one another. The network is a portal of expression – photographers, illustrators, graphic designers offer destination tips and inspiration through an artful insight into life, culture and places. 

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We designed two artworks for the “Travel Inspiration Collaboration” series. A collaboration with designers around the world to create art prints that inspire others to explore this beautiful world of ours! Thomas interpreted Dream – Explore – Discover, and I did Bon Voyage. Go check them out!

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Lecture am Brilliantengrund

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Coming Thursday morning you’ll have the opportunity to see a couple of great type and lettering designers (and us) at Hotel am Brilliantengrund, Wien 7.

Speeches by Hannes van Döhren, Jolouvian, Karol Gadzala and us will take place from 10 am to 2 pm.

Program is as follows:

10.15: Welcome to my World (Hannes von Döhren)
11.15: Obsession, Perfection and Perception (Joluvian)
12.45: From Script Lettering to Scripting in Illustrator (Karol Gadzala)
13.15: Fonts and Stuff (Typejockeys)

Tickets are 30 euros and even include a brunch. The talks will be followed by 4 workshop days (which are booked out unfortunately). The whole event is organized by the wonderful Atelier Olschinsky, and will hopefully be the beginning of something great.

More infos here:
Masterclasses am Brilliantengrund
Love Letters Speeches & Brunch

See you there!

Last Christmas I gave you my heart ...

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... this year it’s an asterisk!

Our office is officially closed for business until January 6.
Have a great christmas, we look forward so see you in 2015!

Carabelle for Christmas!

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If you’re still searching for the perfect Christmas font, search no more! Carabelle is cheerful and jolly! Sprinkle it on top of your Xmas layout, and let your client’s days be merry and bright! 

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Trapl wine

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Johannes Trapl is an established wine maker. Located in Stixneusiedl, he is successfully selling his award winning wines from California to Australia. Paying attention to every detail of wine making – up to his close relation to earthworms – is Johannes Trapl’s daily business. For his top product range he only went for the best. His best grapes season 2011–2012, traditionally stamped by feet. Resulting in seven premium wines, that are his personal statement to how a wine should taste!

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Each of the seven labels uses a different complex typographic layout. A ton of handdrawn letters and frames adds to the rich details that make these bottles a pleasure to explore. Much like the complex notes, that a wine lover will appreciate about these wines. 

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Even though, every wine has its own layout, the design concept is the same, producing a homogenous range, that is immediately recognizable in every wine rack.

Complementary wine boxes were designed to round up the whole product experience.

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Trapl wines were awarded with the Joseph Binder Award 2014, category package design.

Find more pictures here. Or learn more about Trapl wines on the website.

Typejockeys for Nevertheless

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We are really proud to be part of Nevertheless magazine’s issue 8! Thanks to atelier olschinsky for bringing that thing (you cannot call it magazine, nor catalog … it’s rather a T H I N G) into being! 

Nevertheless – the passion archive for places, spaces, art, work, people, projects, reading, writing, design, photo, graphic and illustration.

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Our article starts with our motto: “Always work and think whole hearted. With or without serif.”, hand-drawn and especially made for this purpose. The scribbled version was not intended to be printed, but since it was looking so nice, natural and personal, we thought it fit perfectly.

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Our eight page feature also includes a spread of letterings, as well as specimen pages of all of our type families.

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Issue 8 not only features Typejockeys, but also atelier olschinsky / Siggi Hofer / Julian Palacz / Anna Paul / Wolfgang Ortner & Mark Sengstbratl / Susann Körner / Christoph Ruprecht / Mathias Klos / Judith Nika Pfeifer / Laurent Bompard / Lukas Meschik / Thomas Albdorf / Katja Stuke & Oliver Sieber / Andreas Jakwerth / Martin Stöbich / Davor Gromilovic / Christian Reichhold / Lukas Dostal / Coma Studio / Büro für Mehr / Mark Neuner / Kohlmaier Wien / boicut / Katokami / Curio & Co. / David Mascha / Joluvian / Artuur Vandekerckhove / Peter Diamond / Stadtalphabet Wien

See more: nevertheless.at and buy: artstore.olschinsky.at

Photos by atelier olschinsky

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