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Letters from Sweden

Type designers from Sweden, with
collaborators from all of the world.

If you have ideas for a new typeface you are welcome to talk to us for a chance to be a part of the Letters from Sweden catalogue.

Göran Söderström

Göran Söderström is the founder of Letters from Sweden. He has previously published his work through Fountain and FontFont. He has designed custom typefaces for companies from all over the world, such as AIA, Cadillac, Ableton, VSCO, MTG, Acne Studios, Tele2, Tictail, Nordea, Försvarsmakten, Zeta, Posten Frimärken, Expressen, ATG, ICA, SEB and others. His retail fonts are used by the likes of Red Bull, SVT, Expressen, The New Republic, Pitchfork Music Festival, Helsingborgs Dagblad, Lassila & Tikanoja, Rodeo Magazine and others. One of Göran’s typefaces has been carved in stone.

Mikro, Funkis, Brace, Eksell Display, Kumla, Lab Grotesque, Line, Siri, Siri Core, Trim, Trim Poster, Trim Stencil, Trim Mono

Erik Moberg

As a librarian’s son, Erik Moberg grew up surrounded by print and early on developed a profound interest for letters. In 2010 Erik attended a type design course at Södertörn University — the first of its kind in Sweden — following his passion for drawing type. Since then, he’s taken part in type projects for Acne Studios, Svenska Dagbladet, Volvo Cars and Zeta. When not drawing type at the Letters from Sweden headquarters, Erik enjoys vegetarian cooking and spending time with family and friends. He also bears a special love for foreign scripts and languages.

Ferry

Olle Eksell

Olle Eksell (1918–2007) was a Swedish graphic designer and illustrator driven by joy and curiosity. Olle was a true visionary who gave shape to the classic Mazetti eyes and wrote the book Design = Economy. He participated in international exhibitions such as at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Louvre in Paris, and the Biennale in Venice. He was a member of the world jury of typography – the International Center for Graphic Arts in New York. Olle was also a close friend to Paul Rand. He continuted to work until his death in 2007.

Eksell Display

Stefania Malmsten

Stefania Malmsten is an art director and a graphic designer with clients mainly in the fields of art, fashion and film. She was one of the founders of Pop and Bibel magazines in Sweden and is a former art director at Vogue Hommes International in Paris. Stefania Malmsten received The Berling Prize, Swedens most prestigious graphic design-prize, for 2006. On the fourth of July 2013 Stefania founded the new design studio Malmsten Hellberg together with designer Ulrika Hellberg. Stefania is currently the Creative Director at Rodeo Magazine in Sweden.

Line

Stockholm Design Lab

Stockholm Design Lab is regarded as one of Europe’s finest design agencies, and employs type as a central branding element in identity work for customers such as S7, Scandinavian Airlines, IKEA and Stadium.

Lab Grotesque

Fredrik Gruber

Fredrik Gruber is a Swedish art and creative director based in New York. Since 2007 he has worked internationally for both advertising and design firms, developing brand identities and digital products. He has a strong personal passion for fashion, photography and interior design. In 2015 he founded Manifattura, a digital publication that features and collaborates with artists and makers of various fields.

Funkis

Ramiro Oblitas

Born in La Paz, educated in Stockholm, co-founder of design studio Parasol. Studied Graphic Design at Forsbergs School, Communication Design at Berghs School of Communication, both in Stockholm and Graphic Design (BA with Honours) at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design in London. Previous experience: Design Director at Winkreative; Design Director at Wednesday Group, and other design studios in Stockholm, London, New York and Barcelona. Projects of note: British Airways, Prada Sport, COS, The Future Laboratory, Björk & Berries, Nina Ricci, Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development, Bally, The Blackstone Group, Swiss International Air Lines, Moncler, H&M, Stella McCartney, Acne, Kasthall, David Collins Studio, Inditex, Knoll International etc. He regularly lectures and organises workshops on identity design and brand building.

Mikro

Panos Haratzopoulos

Born in 1967 in Athens and studied Graphic Design at TEI of Athens and Graphic Fine Arts in Canterbury, Kent. He teaches Typography at the school of Graphic Design at Technological Educational Institute (TEI) of Athens and in between type design he works on cultural projects for print or screen. He established Fonts.gr. in 1995.

Greek language extension on:

Trim, Lab Grotesque

Maria Doreuli

Maria Doreuli specialised in typeface design with Alexander Tarbeev during her studies of graphic design in Moscow State University of Printing (2004–2010). She also received a Masters degree in Type and Media at the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague (KABK) in 2013. After Type and Media she moved back to Russia and started working independently, running a small design studio, Contrast Foundry in Moscow and writing about Cyrillic script together with Krista Radoeva, Cyrillicsly. Maria is working on both traditional and experimental, self-initiated and commercial, local and international type projects. She likes to explore new areas in design and to be challenged by implausible and interesting briefs. Her work has been awarded by ED-Awards, Granshan, Letter.2, Morisawa, NewCyrillic, The Type Directors Club.

Cyrillic design consulting on:

Trim, Lab Grotesque

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Hejsan morsan, hejsan stabben!
Här är brev från älsklingsgrabben
Vi har kul på kolonien
Bonjour, mon nom est Göran et je vis au deuxième étage
Good evening, my fellow Americans. First, I should like to express my gratitude to the radio and television networks for the opportunities they have given me over the years to bring reports and messages to our nation. My special thanks go to them for the opportunity of addressing you this evening. Three days from now, after half century in the service of our country, I shall lay down the responsibilities of office as, in traditional and solemn ceremony, the authority of the Presidency is vested in my successor. This evening, I come to you with a message of leave-taking and farewell, and to share a few final thoughts with you, my countrymen.

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