Typedesigner.de is a project to present exclusive fonts designed by Sergej Lebedev for all designers, advertising agencies and publishing houses in the world. Sergej Lebedev is a German type designer with an extensive knowledge on typography, type design and corporate design. He studied at the Trier University of Applied Sciences, where he 2003 successfully graduated in communication design. The main focus of his creative work is corporate design and type design. He is owner and author of the website Corporatedesign.info, one of the most popular information website about corporate design in the German-speaking countries.
His goal as type designer is to create high-quality fonts which will serve as an excellent base for any design projects whether it be advertising, corporate design, communication design, graphic design, interfaces, logotypes, posters, TV-design and web design. Within the last years he has released 19 font families like Alicante Sans, Avion Sans, Bilbao Sans, Client, Desk Sans, Genua Sans, Ostende Gothic. On this website you will find more information about designed font families.
Type Design & Fonts
Type Design is the visual conception and design of font families. The design of a legible text-based font family is one of the most challenging assignments in communication design. Digital type design is a technological process, blending elements of art, design, typography and applied science. Modern font families are an important visual component of a company's corporate identity and corporate design.
The precise meaning of the term font is changing with the times. Modern type design technology can reproduce almost any character from one digital font. Each font of a font family has a specific style, weight, width, oblique or italic. The complete assembly of all font styles of a typeface forms a font family. The benefits of a professionally designed font are various weights and styles, carefully considered kerning pairs, multi-language support with international character sets, expressive alternate glyphs and many OpenType features (Capitals to Small Caps, Denominator, Fractions, Historical Forms, Initial Form, Ligatures, Numerator, Slashed Zero, Subscript, Superscript, etc.).
There are several font formats but in practice only three are important: OpenType (.otf filename extension), TrueType (.ttf filename extension) and also Web Open Font Format (.woff filename extension). The OpenType format supports advanced typographic features, such as Capitals to Small Caps, Fractions, Historical Forms, Ligatures, etc. OpenType fonts are used commonly today on the major computer platforms.
WOFF (the Web Open Font Format) is a font format for use in websites and should be used independent of the operating system. Advantage: WOFF works exactly like OpenType and TrueType format fonts do. The web content can be downloaded faster and more efficiently due to the compression.