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Juliasys Type Studio – Forms, Fonts, Icons

Sample of Juliasys Type Studio typefaces

Juliasys Type Studio’s center of gravity is just beside the Kulturbrauerei in Berlin’s Prenzlauer Berg. What are we doing there? Hard working in type & identity design, always with a pinch of humour. We create fonts, icons and complete visual identities, do custom and retail projects, and work with partners in different countries. We publish fonts and icons for our own library or develop them directly for clients. Some of our custom design clients are Beiersdorf Hamburg, Bosch Stuttgart, Freshbooks Toronto, Monotype Germany, Mars and Waitrose London, Remes & Packart Helsinki and Harpers Publishers New York. Widely known are our true-to-life script fonts of the handwriting of authors and artists - such as Franz Kafka, Emily Dickinson, Laura Ingalls Wilder and Jean Sibelius.

Sample of Juliasys Type Studio fonts

We are specialised on

type design and custom typeface development / icons and icon systems / logo design and refinement / typographic design / information graphics and architecture / development of visual style and corporate design / retail fonts and widening of fonts‘ language support and writing systems

Sample of Juliasys Type Studio team

Julia Sysmäläinen

Julia Sysmäläinen is a designer and philologist with Finnish and Russian roots. She is an experienced corporate and type designer and has worked with Erik Spiekermann for many years in his various offices – from United Designers Network to Edenspiekermann Amsterdam and Berlin, with clients such as the American Academy, Bosch, CBS-Holland, Deutsche Bahn, Gravis, MEAG, Ottobock, Paulmann, Sentres, visitBerlin, Winestein and others. She is constantly on the move between Germany and Finland.

Jürgen Sanides

Jürgen Sanides is a visual designer with the background of a natural scientist. Scientific methods have become a help in many of his design projects. At Juliasys he is in charge of information design and font systematics. Jürgen has been a visiting teacher in different institutes of art and design in Finland, Estonia, Russia and Germany.

Working together with

Robert Grund, typography and prepress / Mayda Freije, Arabic Type/ Megumi Kamiya, Japanese / Toshiya Izumo, Japanese and Chinese / Matt Lindén, Chinese / Andrij Zdorovcov, web development / Paul Thiele, web development

And also:

Alphabet Type / Alphabettes / Art. Lebedev Studio / Buchstabenmuseum, Berlin / DaltonMaag / Elmwood / Erik Spiekermann / FontFont / MetaDesign / Monotype / Remes & Packart / Saatchi & Saatchi / Sonja Knecht / Susanna Dulkinys /

References & Clients

American Academy in Berlin, Art Basel, Beiersdorf, Berghof, Bosch, Canto, Deutsche Bahn, EM Zurich, Edenspiekerman, FontShop, FreshBooks, Gravis, HarperCollins Publishers, Jungheinrich, Kravt, Labello, Le Monde Diplomatique, Liberty Global, Liebherr International, Mars, MEAG, Mendix, Messe Frankfurt, Monotype, Nivea, Ottobock, Paulmann, RaboDirect, Red Bull, Robeco, RWE, Saarioinen, Sentres, Siemens, Škoda, Study Buddhism, Target, Telecom, TEDx, TCHO, visitBerlin, Waitrose, WineStein, VDE, VDV – Verband Deutscher Verkehrsunternehmen, V-Zug, Wolters Kluwer.