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Jonas Hecksher

Jonas Hecksher holds a degree from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and The School of Design and Ecole supérieure d'arts graphiques et d'architecture in Paris, where he specialized in graphic design and typography design. Heckscher is Partner and Creative Director at design agency e-Types which he co-founded in 1997 and co-founder of type foundry and type design brand Playtype. He is a 5-time recipient of the Danish Design Award, a winner of two gold Creative Circle awards, a silver award winner at the Britsh D&AD, a winner in 2014 of the Knud V. Engelhardt Memorial Award, and the recipient of a certificate of excellence in type design from Type Directors Club N.Y. Playtype is currently based in Vesterbro, Denmark.

He designed fonts such as Movie (2001, a very black condensed movie generics sans), iD:00 (2001, a large sans and serif family), Fletch Text (1998, a sans), DeLuca (Bodoni-like, 2001), NinetySix K (2001, a serif), Underton (1998), Point Sans (1999), Point Serif (1999), Cendia (1997), DenmarkSerif (1998), Mega (1999), Olic (1999), Arch Sans (2003), Arch Serif (2003), Arch Stencil (2003), Arch Pattern (2003).

In the 2011 Playtype on-line catalog, it seems that several of his early designs have been renamed, and many others have been added. So here is the on-line list of his fonts there as of February 2011: AbidaleBook, AcademySans, AcademySerif, BingoSans, BingoSerif, DeArchie (didone), DeArchieDisplay, FletchText, FruOlsen (1998: a condensed display serif inspired by the old streets signs of Copenhagen, featuring tall x-heights, shaped drops and curved numbers), Geometric, Hall, HomeDisplay, Hazelwood, HermesBaby (old typewriter), Hill (2005: grotesque), HomeText, ID00 Sans (large family), ID00 Serif, ItalianPlate, JPSpecial Sans, JPSpecial Serif, JazzHouse 92007: a neo-grotesque), Mari (2006: a monolinear modern sans serif with a sense of nordic simplicity), MoviePlaytype, New Press, Noir Text, Nord Dingbats (circled letters), Norwegian, Play (2011, a minimalistic sans serif typeface), PrimoSerif (2000), Republic, SymphonyDisplay, TheWave, Trood, VentiQuattro (didone), Vertigo, Willumsen, ZettaSans.

Later in 2011, he published the modern sans family Metro.

In 2010, Hecksher created the 21-weight custom typeface family Berlingske for the newspaper by that name. It was extended over the years to a whopping 227 weights / 2100 glyphs-per-font in 2014, the year in which it was released as a regular retail font at Playtype, with Sans, Serif and Slab versions.

Typefaces from 2013 include the large sans typeface family Nationale (Playtype) done for the National Museum of Denmark. See here.

In 2014, an earlier typeface by e-types, Italian Plate, was releases in two monoline sans subfamilies, Italian Plate No. 1 and No. 2, and two serif versions, No. 3 and No. 4. In 2015, he published the extensive sans typeface family DuNord at Playtype.

Typefaces from 2016: Hafnia Sans, La Fontaine.

Typefaces from 2018: The Wave (sans).

Typefaces from 2019: Melanzine (sans).

Typefaces from 2020: Royal Theatre Serif (a didone), Royal Theatre Sans. Klingspor link. Google Plus link.

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