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Just Another Foundry (or: JAF34) [Tim Ahrens]

Just Another Foundry (or: JAF34) was established in 2005 by Tim Ahrens (b. 1976, Heidelberg, Germany). He studied architecture at the University of Kasrlsruhe and type design at the University of Reading (2007). He now lives in Oxford, where he works as a type designer and architect. His typefaces:

  • JAF Bernini Sans (2012). A winner at TDC 2013. A corporate humanist sans family consisting of tens of styles, from compressed to narrow and regular, and partitioned into a serious JAF Bernino Sans and a more playful JAF Bernina Sans. The ample choices, especially in degrees of compression, makes this a prime candidate for the 2012 Oscars.
  • JAF Mashine (Just Another Foundry (2005). An octagonal / mechanical family.
  • JAF Lapture (2004, Just Another Foundry), A redesign of Albert Kapr's (angular, calligraphic) Leipziger Antiqua of 1971.
  • His MA project in Reading saw the development of Herb (2007), a hookish display face. Herb was extended in 2010 into a full family, which is still genetically linked to blackletters.
  • Facit (2005, a sans family).
  • Zalamander (2006). An angular comic book family.
  • With Brian Jaramillo, he designed JAF Peacock from 2007-2010. It was inspired by the Flair typefaces of the 1970s and contains 1200 glyphs and alternates.
  • JAF Domus Titling (2011). Designed with Shoko Mugikura, this is a rounded typeface with classical Roman proportions.
  • In 2015, Shoko Mugikura and Tim Ahrens revived the squarish blackletter Johannes Type (Johannes Schulz at Genzsch & Heyse, 1933) as JAF Johannes.
  • The sans serif family Linotype Aroma (1999), followed by Linotype Aroma No. 2 (2007).

At ATypI 2008 in St. Petersburg, he spoke about Font Remix Tools and on Optical Sizes. In 2010, he started a web font service. In 2011, I found his name listed as an employee of the web font service Typekit.

Author of Size-specific Adjustments to Type Designs: An Investigation of the Principles Guiding the Design of Optical Sizes (2008, Mark Batty Publisher). Technical image from that book.

Abstract Fonts link. MyFonts page. FontShop link. Linotype page. Home page. Creative Market link. Klingspor link. View Tim Ahrens's typefaces.

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Luc Devroye ⦿ School of Computer Science ⦿ McGill University Montreal, Canada H3A 2K6 ⦿ lucdevroye@gmail.com ⦿ http://luc.devroye.org ⦿ http://luc.devroye.org/fonts.html