Character Type designs and develops retail and custom typefaces for small and international brands. Henning Skibbe and his team are based in Hamburg, Germany.

Character Type
Character Type

Now Available: NewsSans as Variable Font
We are now offering NewsSans as a variable font in addition to our standard font formats. Feel free to contact us about the options and possibilities.

Latest release
NewsSans is a multi-tool typeface system incorporating no fewer than 90 styles. It was designed to allow a maximum range of visual shades when creating a typographic look, effortlessly ranging from loud and expressive, to subtle and reserved.

Publication
characters#01 is more than a showcase for the NewsSans family: A typography magazine married with a typeface specimen.

Retail Typefaces

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.
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Idea and design: Johannes Erler, Design: Henning Skibbe

Custom Typefaces

Rotkraut bleibt Rotkraut und Brautkleid bleibt Brautkleid.
Design: Henning Skibbe as partner at Bureau Johannes Erler
In einem Bächlein helle, da schoß in froher Eil die launische Forelle vorüber, wie ein Pfeil: Ich stand an dem Gestade und sah in süßer Ruh des muntern Fischleins Bade m klaren Bächlein zu.
Design: Henning Skibbe as partner at Bureau Johannes Erler
Die heiße Zypernsonne quälte Max und Victoria ja böse auf dem Weg bis zur Küste.
Design: Henning Skibbe as partner at Bureau Johannes Erler