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) worked as an editor, critic, and journalist for various newspapers before he started drawing type in his late thirties. He is self-taught as a type designer, and finds inspiration in Northern crafts, art, and nature. Bremnes is an avid hobby-linguist who takes great pleasure in playing music from the Renaissance and baroque eras.

Frode Helland (1985) learned graphic design in his late teens, and became increasingly interested in the smallest and most important building blocks of communication design: the letters. In his work, he aims to challenge the fundamental principles of the craft. He is responsible for, among other things, Monokrom’s technical font production.

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.

Nina Stössinger (1978) is a typographer and type designer from Basel, Switzerland and now type designer with Frere-Jones Type. She is a graduate from the TypeMedia master program at KABK. Nina is responsible for the spacing and kerning of Satyr.

Robin Mientjes (1988) is a typographic designer and type designer from The Netherlands. She lives in Oslo, Norway, where she designs typefaces at the Tiny Type Co.. She also bakes, cooks, reads, writes, and tells her dog she’s a good girl. Robin has assisted in the production of our Karelia typeface.

Benjamin Hickethier (1977) only sneaked into the TypeMedia master program before graduating at Weißensee Kunsthochschule in Berlin. Eventually he became a graphic designer because he always had too much respect for type design. An emigré in Stavanger, he researches on Visual Communication and runs the riso print workshop &soWalter. Benjamin helped design the visual materials for our Karelia typeface.