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Norbert Breit
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Related — not interpolated. Norbert is not as naive as Philipp Neumeyer expected.

A collection of extremes, Norbert reflects on how the bundled-together styles of early hot metal type families were enriched by their contradictions — and looks ahead. The result is an unaffected Grotesque and everything you ever needed.

Harmonised without conformity, more familiar than family, Norbert’s three weights are in two widths: Condensed (Schmal) and Extended (Breit), each complemented by Kursiv and Kontra — backslanted — styles. Intentionally, Norbert has no regular width, variable font, or interpolated weights. The character and versatility in identity and editorial work is a result of its styles being drawn individually, individually considered. It is what it is. Not a workhorse, but a typeface that can be delicate and rough for special occasions. As required, or not.

As with all TypeMates fonts, Norbert comes with extensive language support. Philipp was inspired by metal letters on Au Pont Rouge building in St. Petersburg, so Norbert comes with Cyrillics proofed, scrutinised and tested by native experts. Philipp hopes you care about Norbert’s extensive range of arrows (because he does!).


Case sensitive forms, standard ligatures, proportional lining figures, proportional oldstyle figures, tabular lining figures, tabular oldstyle figures, ordinals, fractions, denominator, numerator, subscript / inferiors, superscript / superiors, slashed zero, two stylistic sets, contextual ligatures


Afrikaans, Azeri (cyr), Azeri (lat), Belarusian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chechen, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Finnish, French, Gaelic (Irish), Galician, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Ingush, Italian, Kazakh, Kurdish (lat), Kyrghiz, Latvian, Lithuanian, Moldavian (cyr), Mongolian (cyr), Mongolian (lat), Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovene, Spain, Swedish, Tadzhik, Tatar, Turkish, Turkmen, Ukrainian, Uzbek (lat)



TypeMates: a straightforward font foundry.

For years, we — Jakob, Lisa and Nils — have been passionate about type and in 2015 we started working together, from our offices in Munich and Hamburg, as a type foundry.

We don’t believe that typefaces are neutral or purely functional systems for reading, rather that they are a visual language with emotional values. Our aim is to be straightforward in the complex field of type design. We do not want to hype or praise type too much, we want to work together with our clients and partners to deliver good results.

Our practice covers everything, from the tiniest nuance in a logo or piece of lettering to the design of extensive type systems. And whether it’s a beautiful idea, a complex client project with intense technical demands, or we’re just following our investigative TypeMate’s nose — we’re passionate about well-made letterforms delivered to the highest technical standard.

Whether it’s Die Zeit online, Fast Company, Red Bull TV or Lufthansa Magazine, typefaces we designed are used by magazines, newspapers and corporations who set the bar for design.

Philipp Neumeyer

Philipp Neumeyer was born and raised in the high mountains of Northern Germany. He graduated from the Muthesius Kunsthochschule (Academy of Fine Arts and Design) in Kiel before completing the postgraduate Type and Media course at the Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten in The Hague. After some back and forth between Berlin and Copenhagen and working for LucasFonts and Playtype, Philipp settled in Berlin where he creates custom and retail typefaces as an independent type designer. Author of Theodor, Arnold, Rainer, and Norbert.