I just started. Do you have any tips for me?
Four years ago I was full of ideas and ambition, but now I’m stuck. What should I do?
I wanna be a type designer too. What skills do I need?
I want to learn more about making type. What should I do?
I’m a poor student. Can I get your fonts for free?
What is Underware’s Educational License Agreement?
Dudes, what’s your motto?
You rock! I definitely want to do my internship at Underware
So you’re only three people?
Who does what at Underware?
Which books should I read to know more about type?
What do you think about illegal fonts?
Can I remix your font?
When is a project finished at Underware?
After working on a Liza for 3 years, we emailed each other the "final beta-version". After that, it still took us 2 years to release the final font, so that beta-wasn’t really beta. All together the development of Liza took five years. Ending up with 2000 (!) emails in a Liza-mailbox, and the folder with all Liza-files on our computers is almost 1 GB (a typeface is ± 300 kB, so calculate the amount of beta-versions yourself). Crazy. We’re very bad in finishing stuff, as we always keep developing new ideas. Sometimes projects just never seemed to come to an end. When we were almost done with Liza for example, we got the idea of the ‘out-of-ink’-feature, which simulates that you’re out of ink while sign painting and you would have to dip the brush into your ink pot again. Cool feature, but it meant we had to draw new glyphs for all letters, and rewrite the code of the complete typeface, another two months of extra work. As long as we think a new idea really adds value to the final product, we do it. No matter the stage of development.
Can you explain the differences between the 3 italics of Auto?
What is your future plan regarding type design?
What makes a typeface a classic?