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Timberwolf Type [Lars Bergquist]

Lars Bergquist is the Swedish type designer (b. 1936) who runs Timberwolf Type in Sollentuna, just outside Stockholm. Bergquist designed numerous successful text families and display typefaces, including the free Beryll typeface. In 2016, the collection moved over to (was bought by?) 3IP. Some offerings:

  • Old Style romans: Sarabande (1998; based on Jean Jannon's famous "Garamond" of 1621), Pavane (1998, based on a text typeface by Rudolf Koch), Philomela (2000, also at PsyOps), Montrachet (2002, Fountain: a garalde family), Monteverdi (Fountain: with Granjon's Plantin Ascendonica italic).
  • Baroque/transitional: Leyden, Leyden News (PsyOps, 2000), Baskerville 1757 and Baskerville Caps (1998; winner of a Bukvaraz award in 2001, available at Type Quarry).
  • New Style Romans: Millennium, Eleonora (1999), Prospero (1998, a didone family), Waldstein (2003, Fountain: a Scotch typeface).
  • Sans typefaces: Millennium, Millennium Sans, Millennium Linear, New Millennium, New Millennium Sans and New Millennium Linear (2000).
  • Display typefaces: Diorite (2005, a calligraphic angular family), Corsiva Italica (2003), Paracelsus (2003, Fountain: a modern version of Schwabach), Foliant Blackletter (German 15th C Textur), Zeppelin Bauhaus Gothic, Berserk Scandinavian runes, Escorial (at PsyOps), Paestum (2001, a Greek simulation family), Sekhmet (2000), Praetorian, Pressroom (2003), Proconsular, Palaestra (the latter three are inspired by informal, painted Roman wall writing), Triumphalis Caps (also inspired by Roman imperial inscriptions), Bucintoro (1999, a modern version of the rotunda blackletter), Midnight (2000; a neon light/ blackboard bold family), Karolin Fraktur (at Psy/Ops: Fraktur modeled after the Bible of King Charles XII, printed in Stockholm in 1703), Rococo Titling (2001, ornate titling caps based on work done by Jacques-François Rosart (1714-1777) and Pierre Simon Fournier (1712-1768), and the Renaissance family Ronsard (at PsyOps, 2000).
Some fonts are available at Fountain, Psy/Ops and Type Quarry. Bukvaraz gave him an award for Absolut Type, a classic Renaissance family, so I wonder if that is not the same as Baskerville 1757. Lars says that Absolute Vodka complained, so the type is sold by Psy/Ops as Aalborg (2002). He published Whitenights at Linotype in 2003. FontShop link. Klingspor link.

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file name: Fraktur psyops Karolin Fraktur


file name: Lars Bergquist Baskerville Caps 1998


file name: Lars Bergquist Bucintoro Light 1999


file name: Lars Bergquist Corsiva Italica 2003


file name: Lars Bergquist Diorite 2005


file name: Lars Bergquist Eleonora 1999


file name: Lars Bergquist Midnight Bright 2000


file name: Lars Bergquist Midnight Bright 2000


file name: Lars Bergquist New Millennium Bold 2000


file name: Lars Bergquist New Millennium Linear Bold 2000


file name: Lars Bergquist New Millennium Sans Bold 2000


file name: Lars Bergquist Paestum 2001


file name: Lars Bergquist Pressroom 2003


file name: Lars Bergquist Rococo Titling 2001


file name: Lars Bergquist Sarabande 1998


file name: Lars Bergquist Sekhmet 2000


file name: Lars Bergquist T W T Pavane 1998


file name: Lars Bergquist T W T Prospero Bold 1998


file name: Lars Bergquist







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