Check out the family’s style matrix:
and a very neat poster:
Nine weights with italics, full latin, cyrillic and greek languages coverage (3025 glyphs per font), improved spacing, kerning...
But today we added ”donate” button on latofonts.com. Just for fans.
- tyPolandmyself, present
I was born 1967 in Warsaw. I live there, working as a full-time type designer at my own studio tyPoland, and occasionally teaching classes and workshops in typeface design.
Instead of finishing high school, I worked as a sound technician and, occasionally, actor at a children’s theatre group, spent a year working as a carpenter helper rebuilding 13th-century churches, I lent my voice and bass guitar skills to the band »Dunski Jazz«, and worked as a software developer at the Polish patent office.
During the first free Polish elections of 1989, I briefly worked as a newsboy for Gazeta Wyborcza, the newly-launched, first independent daily newspaper in the country. A year later, I joined the design department of Gazeta Wyborcza and spent seven years there, co-creating the layouts of the main newspaper and its weekly companion magazines, for which I drew my first typeface. I later worked for several other publishing houses in Warsaw, designing newspapers and magazines. In the same time, I drew over a dozen typeface families ranging from large Latin and Cyrillic text families to single display styles. Many of these fonts were originally created for a particular newspaper or magazine layout. Some of them went into regular use or were used occasionally (The Independent, United Airlines, Gazeta Wyborcza, PAGE, MacWelt, GQ India, Vita, Przyjaciółka, Lub Czasopismo, Gość Niedzielny, TeleŚwiat, Komputer Świat, OK!, Twoje Tychy...).
In 2007, I created a three-style Latin and Cyrillic corporate family for empik, one of Poland’s largest press and music retail store networks. In 2011, I created custom font for Getinbank. Since 2007, I have published a number of retail typeface families through FontShop International (FF Clan, FF Good, FF More, FF Mach, & FF Pitu, and the upcoming FF Eggo).
In the Summer of 2010, I designed Lato, a sanserif family with five weights and the accompanying italics (“Lato” means “Summer” in Polish). In December 2010, the Lato family was published under the open-source Open Font License by Łukasz’s foundry tyPoland, with support from Google. Maybe I will extend the character sets of the family in 2011.