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Typolar (was: Jarno Lukkarila Type Foundry, or: Format Design) [Jarno Lukkarila]

Jarno Lukkarila (b. 1978) works mainly in graphic design. As the author of the typography reference book Tekstuuri: typografia julkaisijan työvälineenä (2001, Helsinki: CredoNet) he is one of the few writing about the subject in the Finnish language. He ran a typography-oriented design studio called Format Design in Helsinki and lectures part time on typography in Finnish design schools. Lukkarila was recognized as a type designer in the Morisawa Awards 2002, where his Xtra Sans typeface received the bronze prize in the Latin category. Lukkarila studied type design at the Royal Academy of Art, the Hague, in the postgraduate course Type&Media highlighted by the writing and letter design workshop of Gerrit Noordzij in 2000. Before this he graduated as graphic designer in Finland. Format Design became Jarno Lukkarila Type Foundry, and in 2010 morphed into Typolar, which is based in London. Typolar is run with Teemu Ollikainen and Saku Heinänen.

His type families, most of which start with an extreme hairline weight.

  • Xtra Sans: this won an award at TDC2 2007.
  • In 2009, he finally published his 66-style Egyptian family Tanger Serif. Images: Medium Heavy, Narrow, Wide Ultra light.
  • Calypso E (2010, E for Egyptian): a slab serif. Calypso I (2010, I for Italian) is a Victorian face.
  • Vinkel (Typolar) was not designed by Lukkarila---it is a mini-slab serif family by Saku Heinänen.
  • Altis (2011, Typolar). A readable sans family from Hairline to Black---ideal for information design.
  • In 2012, he designed the custom Suunto UI Sans for the sports watch company Suunto.
  • Typefaces from 2013 include the extensive Neuvos family. He writes about this small-serifed large-x-height family: Its large x-height, vertical stress and snug serifs make Neuvos an upfront and tough headliner. Although it has a hard-boiled cover, one can find hints of noble Transitional type like Baskerville underneath. Neuvos assures in editorial work and brings its Frutiger inherent calmness into branding or even signage systems.
  • In 2014, he designed Walmer Marker (for signage applications).
  • Typefaces from 2016: Etihad (a bespoke family for Etihad Airways), Alku Handwriting, motivated in this manner: Finnish National Board of Education published a new recommendation for teaching handwriting in 2015. New letterforms were designed by Jarno Lukkarila (of Typolar) who participated in a committee set up for the renewal. This writing model will be used in virtually every Finnish primary and pre-primary school across the country from August 2016 on. Only a so called print writing will be provided by FNBE leaving the joined-up cursive writing as we've known it in the past.

Klingspor link. Behance link.

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The Finnish type scene ⦿ Type designers ⦿ Type designers ⦿ Commercial fonts (small outfits) ⦿ Very thin (hairline sans) typefaces ⦿ Type design in the United Kingdom ⦿ Victorian typefaces ⦿ Signage typefaces ⦿ Baskerville ⦿ School fonts ⦿ Corporate typefaces ⦿








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