Profile

Founded in 2004, Just Another Foundry is oper­ated by Tim Ahrens and Shoko Mugikura – a type designer and a typo­graph­er, respect­ively.

Despite our unas­sum­ing name, we are uncom­monly skilled in the design and produc­tion of text and display fonts for print and screen. In addi­tion to devel­op­ing our retail library, we provide custom and custom­ised typefaces for small and large clients alike. As one of the first webfont services on the net, we consider on-screen use of our fonts as import­ant as print. Our exper­i­ence in dealing with licens­ing and tech­no­lo­gical issues of new media helps us develop the ideal font package for your project.

Tim Ahrens has a degree in archi­tec­ture from the University of Karls­ruhe (Ger­many), and holds an MA in Typeface Design from the University of Reading (UK). His first type design, Aroma, was published by Lino­type in 2000. He is also known for his program­ming projects such as the Font Remix Tools, and research and writing about font related matters. He lectures regu­larly at various typo­graphy and web design confer­ences. Tim is also a special­ist in web font tech­no­logy and has been working a consult­ant for Typekit since 2010. He collab­or­ates with a number of type design­ers and distrib­ut­ors includ­ing Font­Font, Type Together and Gerard Unger.

Shoko Mugikura studied Visual Commu­nic­a­tion Design in her native country Japan at Musashino Art University, then gained an MA in Book Design from the University of Reading (UK). Her special interest is the histor­ical devel­op­ment of multi-script (Ja­pan­ese and Latin) typo­graphy, on which she has spoken at the ICHLL5 (Ox­ford University), ATypI 2010 in Dublin and TYPO Berlin 2012. Before joining Just Another Foundry in 2010, she worked at Polimekanos, London.

Contact

Tim Ahrens
Just Another Foundry
Auweg 10g
85748 Garching
Germany

Telephone: +49 89 32389836
E-mail:maskme@justanotherfoundry.com

VAT ID number: DE278571468

Awards & Reviews

2013

2012

  • JAF Bernini Sans – MyFonts.de: “JAF Bernini Sans, A und O der modernen Grotesk”
  • JAF Bernini Sans – PAGE online: “Serifenlose JAF Bernini”
  • JAF Lapture – Typekit Blog: “About Face: JAF Lapture”
  • JAF Domus Titling – PAGE 02.2012

2011

  • JAF Lapture – Letter.2, Type Design Competition of the ATypI
  • JAF Herb – Letter.2, Type Design Competition of the ATypI
  • JAF Herb – Typefacts: Die besten Fonts 2010

2009

  • JAF Facit – MyFonts.de: “Facit”

2007

  • JAF Zalamander – PAGE 01.2007

2007

  • JAF Lapture – PAGE 09.2005

Talks, Teaching & Workshops

2014

  • TYPO Day Nürnberg: “Neue Medien, Neue Font-Techniken” (“New Media, New Font Tech­no­logy”)
  • Tag der Schrift 2014, Zürich: “Mehr wie Print! Weniger wie Print! – Neue Typografie im Web” (“More like print! Less like print! – New typo­graphy on the web”)
  • TYPO Day Düsseldorf: “Neue Medien, Neue Font-Techniken” (“New Media, New Font Tech­no­logy”)

2013

2012

  • Future of Web Design, Prague: “Web Fonts Backstage and On Stage”
  • Babel” Inter­na­tio­nal Type Sympo­sium at HfG Offen­bach: “Be­au­ti­fully complex Japa­nese writing systems” *
  • Webfontday, Munich: “Das Ende der Kindheit. Vom späten (typografischen) Erwachen der Webseiten” (“The end of childhood. About the late (typographic) awakening of the web”)
  • TYPO Day Berlin: “Neue Medien, Neue Font-Techniken” (“New Media, New Font Technology”)
  • TYPO Day Köln: “Neue Medien, Neue Font-Techniken” (“New Media, New Font Technology”)
  • Smashing Conference, Freiburg: “Web Fonts Backstage and On Stage”
  • Reasons to be Appy, London: “New font technologies for new media”
  • TYPO Berlin: “Vertical? Horizontal?” *
  • TYPO Day Hamburg: “Neue Medien, Neue Font-Techniken” (“New Media, New Font Technology”)

2011

  • Webfont production workshop at HTW Berlin
  • Webfontday Munich
  • Typotag, Munich: “Vertical? Horizontal?” *
  • Fonts fit fürs Netz, work­shop at Typo­gra­phi­sche Gesell­schaft München
  • Symposion “unsichtbar”, Typo­gra­phi­sche Gesell­schaft Austria, Raabs: “Eine Frage des Maßstabs: Fonts in opti­scher Größe” (“A Matter of Scale – Optically Sized Fonts”)
  • TYPO Berlin: “A closer look at Webfonts”

2010

  • Webfontday, Munich: “Webfonts unter der Lupe” (“A closer look at webfonts”)
  • ATypI conference Dublin: “Vertical? Horizontal?” *
  • ATypI conference Dublin: “Webfonts from the foundry’s point of view”
  • ICHLL5, University of Oxford: “The devel­op­ment of typo­graphy in the bilin­gual diction­ar­ies of Japan­ese and the Western languages from 1595 up to the end of the 19th century” *

2009

  • TYPO Berlin: “Eine Frage des Maßstabs: Fonts in optischer Größe” (“A Matter of Scale – Optically Sized Fonts”)
  • CPH Typo 09, Copenhagen: “A Matter of Scale – Optically Sized Fonts”
  • “Personal Views” ESAD lecture series, Porto
  • Robothon 2009, The Hague: “Font Remix Tools”
  • ATypI conference St Petersburg: “Optical sizes – size specific adjustments to type designs”, “Font Remix Tools”

2007

2006

2005

  • “Type Technology”, Moscow University of Printing Arts

Indicated with * are by Shoko Mugikura; all others by Tim Ahrens

Books, Articles & Interviews

2014

  • Tim Ahrens and Shoko Mugikura, “Size-specific adjustments to type designs ”, published by Just Another Foundry
  • PAGE 05.2014: “Report: Webfonts
  • TYPOGRAPHY (Japanese journal), Issue 05: “Typography education overseas vol. 3” *
  • TYPOGRAPHY (Japanese journal), Issue 05: “Type trip Berlin & Leipzig” *

2013

  • PAGE 02.2013: “Praxis: Webfonts
  • TYPOGRAPHY (Japanese journal), Issue 03: “Typography education overseas vol. 1” *
  • TYPOGRAPHY (Japanese journal), Issue 04: “Typography education overseas vol. 2” *

2012

2011

2010

2008

2007

Indicated with * are by Shoko Mugikura; all others by Tim Ahrens

Fonts in Use

PCWorld uses JAF Facit for its website, app and printed materials. See more on Fonts In Use.
A series of covers for books by Sebastian Fitzek – a German best-selling writer – featuring JAF Facit. See more on Fonts In Use.
Medium.com now uses JAF Bernino Sans for headings and comments. See more on Fonts In Use.
English indie rock band Daughter uses JAF Domus Titling as their identity. See more on Fonts In Use.
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Tools for Type Designers

Just Another Test Text Generator
Just Another Test Text Generator synthes­ises words based on specific char­ac­ter combin­a­tions, which creates a real­istic texture made mostly of non-words. You can gener­ate text with a limited number of char­ac­ters which is partic­u­larly helpful in the early stages of the design process. Multiple languages and writing systems are suppor­ted.
Font Remix Tools
The Font Remix Tools are plug-ins for FontLab Studio and Glyphs. They were devised and programmed by Tim Ahrens. The RMX Tools for FontLab are compat­ible with both Mac OS and Windows.

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