Character Type – About
Character Type – About
Character Type – About
Character Type – About

Lamborghini — Custom Type

Unimatic Watches — Custom Type

Süddeutsche Zeitung — Custom Type

OTTO Custom — Type

Character Type creates unique typefaces – custom or retail – to elevate small and international brands.

Type is deeply woven into the soul of great brands. We make typefaces which are consistent with and best reflect your brand values.

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We provide completely tailored services, from initial brand type workshops to the finished type design. Our typefaces are always exquisitely crafted and designed to perform across all communica­tion platforms.

Henning Skibbe founded Character Type in 2018. He is a pro­fessional type and com­muni­cation designer, typographic consultant and lecturer.

Before becoming immersed in type design full time Henning worked as creative director and partner in various agency settings thereby gaining expansive experiences in brands and type.

In cooperation with PAGE magazine he regularly teaches brand type seminars. Henning is a member of the Art Directors Club (ADC) Germany.

Oleksandr Parkhomovskyy is a graphic and type designer from Germany. Originally from Ukraine, he has a strong interest in Cyrillic script.

After his masters in type design at Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK) he worked as a freelancer for design and advertising agencies, specializing in custom and retail type, corporate design, editorial and web.

Alex’ personal typefaces can be found at rekord.cc

Recent Collaborators
Sebastian Carewe (Font Production)
Ulrike Rausch (OpenType Programming)
Philipp Neumeyer (Type Design)
Jakob Fangmeier (Type Design)
Anja Meiners (Type Design)
Vassilis Georgiou (Greek Type Design)

Custom Type

Character Type – About
Character Type – About
Character Type – About
Character Type – About
Character Type – About
Character Type – About

Client Selection

Lamborghini
Deutscher Apotheker Verlag
Schwäbisch Hall
Süddeutsche Zeitung
PAGE Magazin
Bauer Media Group
bonprix
Mustang
OTTO
ORA — Great Wall Motors
üstra
makerist
MedienUnion
Vorwerk
FlyBuys
Coles Supermarkets
Eat Happy
Unimatic Watches
Westfalen AG
Goldbeck

Agency Partners

Jung v. Matt
JvM Brand Identity
KOREFE — Kolle Rebbe
Mutabor
Strichpunkt Design
Tabula Rasa
Wessinger & Peng

Talks, lectures and workshops

2021-2024 – PAGE — Typographic Branding workshops
2020-2021 – Art Directors Club (ADC) — Workshop: Type and Branding
2016 – Workshops with the Art Directors Club (ADC) in Hamburg and Munich
2013-2016 – Typo Days in Hamburg, Nürnberg, Bielefeld, Basel, Cologne, Munich, Zurich, Wien...
2023 – ilovetypography
2022 – Design Zentrum, Hamburg
2022 – Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, Zürich
2020 – CreativeMornings, Hamburg
2020 – Typotable Extended, Leipzig
2019 – Kroje Design Conference, Warsaw
2019 – Future of Reading Conference (FURE), Bielefeld
2019 – ADC Festival, Hamburg
2015 – Typo Berlin, Berlin
2019 – BerlinLetters, Berlin
2014/2019 – Guest lecturer at Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften (HAW), Hamburg
2016-2018 – CreativeMornings host in Hamburg

Specimen Magazine »Characters«

Print is great. So far we have released three specimen magazines to celebrate our retail typefaces »NewsSans«, »NewsSerif« and »Tragic«. You can order one through the Slanted shop.


Characters #01

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Characters#02

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Characters#03

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Retail Typefaces — Selection

Lapidar

ABC abc 123 — The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.

Tragic

ABC abc 123 — The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.

NewsSerif Text

ABC abc 123 — The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.

NewsSans

ABC abc 123 — The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.

NewsSerif Huge

ABC abc 123 — The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.