About us

In December 2014, font engineer Andreas Eigendorf and type designer Stephan Müller founded a new kind of company: a font-production, type-technology, and knowledge hub based in Berlin. Alphabet Type’s expertise and custom tools help type designers and foundries turn their typefaces into fully functional software.

Alphabet Type works with a wide variety of customers. From type foundries like Lineto, Optimo, Schick ToikkaSource TypeTypeMates, and URW, they also collaborate with design agencies such as MetaDesign, and Strichpunkt. Quality custom fonts were created for The New Yorker, and the City of Kassel.

Andreas Eigendorf

andreas.eigendorf@alphabet-type.com
+49 30 921 08 48 47

“Eigi” started his career as part of the core team of FontShop in Berlin and has been working in the type industry for more than twenty years. Before cofounding Alphabet Type, he served as a consultant and contractor managing day-to-day font production and guided the technical development of various complex script typefaces and large-scale custom type projects.

Stephan Müller

stephan.mueller@alphabet-type.com
+49 30 921 08 48 49

Since 2011, Stephan Müller has been directing the type design master class at HGB Leipzig, together with Fred Smeijers. In his capacity as a highly-decorated book designer he primarily designs type for use in his own projects. With clients predominantly in the cultural sector, he often collaborates closely with artists and curators. Stephan Müller is a co-founder of Lineto and recently set up Forgotten Shapes.

Philipp Acsany

philipp.acsany@alphabet-type.com
+49 30 921 08 48 48

Philipp Acsany studied type design in Leipzig. After serving as a technical consultant for Lineto and interning at Fontshop in Berlin, he now works as a font engineer, programmer and developer at Alphabet Type.

Anke Bonk

anke.bonk@alphabet-type.com
+49 30 921 08 48 54

Anke Bonk is a type technology expert specialised in TrueType hinting. Before joining Alphabet Type in January 2018, she collaborated with renowned TrueType hinting authority Monika Bartels for 8 years. With her experience and extensive, ever-evolving knowledge she tailors the on-screen perfomance of fonts to any client’s needs, ensuring crisp outlines and the highest rendering quality.

Sophie Caron

sophie.caron@alphabet-type.com
+49 30 921 08 48 53

Born and raised in France, Sophie’s interest in type emerged while working with hot metal type at the Weissensee art school in Berlin. This led her to study type design at ÉSAD Amiens and intern at FontShop in Berlin. Previoulsy working on freelance projects, she joined Alphabet Type as a font engineer in March 2017.

Gergő Kókai

gergo.kokai@alphabet-type.com
+49 30 921 08 48 52

Born in Hungary, Gergő Kókai discovered his passion for calligraphy, type, and typography while studying graphic design in Leicester and Orléans. After an internship at Fontshop in Berlin he joined Alphabet Type as a font engineer in January 2016. To expand his understanding in the field of non-Latin scripts, he completed the TDi course at University of Reading in 2017.

Paul Spehr

paul.spehr@alphabet-type.com
+49 30 921 08 48 18

Paul joined the team of Alphabet Type in March 2017. He studied fine arts in Milan and later graduated from the system design course at HGB Leipzig. Apart from his project-based work at Alphabet Type, he works as an independent graphic designer and currently teaches at Hochschule Hannover.