The characters

We are a designer-driven company, built on the specialised expertise of our in-house type designers. In due time we plan to add the works of other type designers to our catalogue.

Sindre Bremnes (1970) started drawing type as a means of escapism. Working as an editor in various newspapers for a decade-and-a-half, he became increasingly frustrated by the sad state of Norwegian typography. So he decided to do something about it.

Bremnes’ type has little in common with the mainstream products of today’s young generation of type designers. Instead, he draws inspiration from old-world crafts and natural phenomena, vintage Nordic hand-lettering, early polyphony and the tension in wood-grain. His main focus is typefaces for printing in smallish sizes on paper.

Frode Bo Helland (1985) is a graphic designer turned type designer from the lost city of Drammen, a few miles south of Oslo. He works in his spare hours and play in his work hours, and releases a new typeface at least once per decade.

Nina Stössinger (1978) is a typographer and type designer from Basel, Switzerland and now type designer with Frere-Jones Type. She graduated from the TypeMedia master program and runs her own studio Typologic. Nina is responsible for the spacing and kerning of Satyr.

Hans Ivar Stordal (1981) is a self-employed writer, translator, proof reader and layman type enthusiast, with a background as a comics and magazine editor. He lives in Birkeland where he handles all the Monokrom paperwork.