TypeMedia is a full-time one year master program held at The Royal Academy of Art, in The Hague, The Netherlands, that gives participants the possibility of delving deeper in the field of type design. At TypeMedia, students work intensively in small groups under the guidance of expert and enthusiastic teachers from the permanent and visiting faculty. First semester courses comprehend calligraphy exercises, stone carving, non-latin scripts, the creation of typeface revivals, Python programming, the usage of state of the art font editing software as well as sketching techniques all leading up to the creation of new letters. The original typeface families exhibited on this website are the result of the final four months of the course. For any further information please visit the TypeMedia website.

This year’s group of students would like to thank the regular and visiting teachers at TypeMedia for their help, support and commitment: Françoise Berserik, Peter Biľak, Erik van Blokland, Petr van Blokland, Frank E. Blokland, Marja van der Burgh, Paul van der Laan, Just van Rossum, Fred Smeijers, Jan Willem Stas, Peter Verheul and our external examiner Sébastien Morlighem. As well the guest critics and instructors who graciously gave us their time and valuable feedback: Paul Barnes, Tobias Frere-Jones, Frank Grießhammer and Lucas de Groot.

Website: Alessio D'Ellena (main design), Bart Vollebregt (design, code), Daniel Grumer (code), Roberto Arista (animation) and Ruggero Castagnola (animation, code). Typeface: Fakt by Thomas Thiemich, courtesy of OurType.