Underware Type Foundry: Akiem Helming, Sami Kortemaki, Bas Jacobs

Zealotry wouldn’t be an inappropriate collective noun for Underware. They not only design
typefaces, they live type—they educate about type, they publish about type, they talk about
type, they want (and organise) others to talk about type.

There is an inherent honesty to their enthusiasm that betrays no snobbery—they simply think
that type is very interesting and that everyone, given the chance, might think so too. Their
work is among the most popular of independent type foundries — happy-go-lucky, high-qual-
ity, text-friendly typefaces for both display use and comprehensive typesetting. Underware’s
typefaces stand out thanks to unique aesthetics, finished quality, and a considered collective
presence. Underware is a refreshing and intelligent type foundry who, while taking what they
do seriously, manage to not take themselves too seriously.

The type foundry Underware was
founded in 1999 by Akiem Helmling,
Bas Jacobs and Sami Kortemäki, and
is based in Den Haag, Amsterdam
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