Briefcase offers original Czech productions by authors, who may not wish to set up their own type foundry for the purpose of publishing their fonts. It profiles itself as an independent type foundry, which is be able to offer a wide range of unique fonts, thanks to its extensive author portfolio. Briefcase digitises original font designs, offer original fonts by young authors and help publish older, previously unreleased fonts, created by typographers and graphic designers. The project is a logical extension of the traditional Suitcase Type Foundry, which offers technical excellence of its fonts as its core value.
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Briefcase Type Foundry team
Tomáš Brousil, partner
Tomáš devotes himself primarily to fonts and typography. He graduated at the Prague Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design (Type Design and Typography, MgA. 2009) with the project of 96 typefaces of the Tabac typeface. He founded his own Suitcase Type Foundry serving as an outlet for his creative work. He is serving as a pedagogue at the Type Design and Typography department of the Prague Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design. He is also a member of editorial and design team of the TYPO9010 book.
Radek Sidun, partner
Radek focuses primarily on fonts and typography. His graduation thesis at the Prague Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design (Graphic Design and Visual Communication, MgA. 2010) dealt with the issue of diacritics in world languages. As a result, he is a sought-after consultant to font designers and foundries world over. He has worked at Cornel Windlin's Zurich studio; he is currently based in Prague. Radek is also a member of the Komfort magazine editorial team. He serving as a pedagogue at the Type Design and Typography studio of the Prague Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design (Umprum). He has received several awards for his various projects. He is also a member of editorial and design team of the TYPO9010 book.
Petra Dočekalová, director of quality
Petra studied at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. Since 2013 she is a member of Suitcase/Briefcase Type Foundry team, working on all activities associated with foundries. She is focused on editorial work such as book about Jaroslav Benda and his typefaces, Scripts for Shop Windows and recently the Typo 9010 book. She is also a type designer and continues her master studies with a project dealing with the Czechoslovak calligraphy and new lettering forms.
Authors of Briefcase typefaces
Petr Babák (Prkno, Řezan, Šijan, Trhan) more…
Jana Horáčková (Rebecca) more…
Filip Kraus (Mikser) more…
Matyáš Machat (Brief) more…
Aleš Najbrt (Reflex, Thomas & Ruhller) more…
Jan Novák (Falster Grotesk, Liguria) more…
Marek Pistora (Reflex, Merkur, Vafle) more…
Vojtěch Říha (Dres, Kakao, Motel Sans, Motel Slab, Pramen Sans, Pramen Slab, Steiner) more…
Jakub Samek (Reformulate) more…
Radek Sidun (Alphapipe) more…
2015 TDC62 Typographic Excellence – Mikser
2015 TDC62 Typographic Excellence – Typo9010 book
2014 TDC61 Typographic Excellence – News 01
2016 CA Communication Arts, Award Of Excellence – Mikser
2015 CA Communication Arts, Award Of Excellence – Kakao
2015 ED Awards – Briefcase Type Foundry project
2014 Czech Grand Design – 2nd award
Design of specimens: Radek Sidun, Olga Benešová
Photos: Michal Šeba
Translation: Dan Děvečka, Elizabeth Spacilova
Texts: Martin Pecina, Petra Dočekalová, Radek Sidun, Karel Haloun