Maxitype is a collaborative and independent Swiss type foundry founded in 2020 to encourage type design research. The team includes designers and studios connected by the common aim of creating, promoting and distributing new and relevant typefaces. We offer retail and bespoke typefaces, paying special attention to contemporary visual languages and historical knowledge. The current version of the platform (1.1) was released in January 2022. Subscribe to our newsletter for occasional news and access to early trials.

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Maxitype Sàrl
Rue Fendt 10
CH-1201 Geneva
Switzerland

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Team

Maximage
Maximage, founded in 2009 by David Keshavjee and Julien Tavelli, with Daniel Haettenschwiller and Guy Meldem joining the team later on, is a Swiss graphic design studio with offices in Geneva, Zurich and Paris. In their practice, tools and technologies are constantly challenged, introducing a reflection on contemporary production processes. Their first retail typeface Programme is available at Optimo Type Foundry. Members of Maximage currently teach graphic design and type design at ECAL Lausanne, HEAD Geneva, and ZHdK in Zurich.


Jakub Samek
Jakub Samek is a graphic and type designer currently based in Prague. His work, carried out independently or together with other designers and artists, has led to collaborations with Frieze art magazine and the Jan van Eyck Academie. In 2016 he designed the Rhymes typeface, which after years of further development was released on Maxitype in 2022.

Giliane Cachin
Giliane Cachin is a graphic designer based in Zurich. She designed the type specimen for Selecta in 2022 as well as the typeface Eurocat. She also teaches a type design course at ZHdK in Zurich alongside Marietta Eugster and David Keshavjee.

Jonas Berthod
Jonas Berthod is a researcher, writer and ex-graphic designer who works between London and Switzerland. Having completed his PhD, Jonas currently works as a postdoctoral researcher and lecturer at ECAL Lausanne, and as a lecturer at Kingston University London.

Eurostandard
Eurostandard is a graphic design studio based in between Lausanne and Paris. The team is composed of Ali-Eddine Abdelkhalek, Pierrick Brégeon and Clément Rouzaud. They designed the typeface OCR-X with Maximage. 

Chi-Long Trieu
Chi-Long Trieu is a graphic and type designer based in Lausanne who works with different type foundries and designers. He and his brother Chi-Binh Trieu form Office for Typography, based between Lausanne and Osaka.

Clemens Piontek
Clemens Piontek is a graphic and type designer based in Zürich. He has collaborated with Laurenz Brunner’s office and Lex Trüb. Following the Maxitype Residency in the summer of 2023, he designed Mosaic, which was released in 2024.

Marietta Eugster
Marietta Eugster is a graphic designer and art director based between Paris and Zurich. She is part of Maxitype R&D, and designed the type specimen for Modelo in 2020.

Darryl ‘Cornbread’ McCray
Darryl McCray, better known by his tagging name Cornbread, is an American graffiti writer from Philadelphia. He is widely considered the world’s first modern graffiti artist. The typeface Cornbread based on his handstyle was released on Maxitype in 2024.

Jai Sandhu
Jai Sandhu is a London-based freelance digital art director and web developer. He developed the first Maxitype landing page (now offline) in 2020, and is part of the Maxitype Screen R&D project.

Custom Typefaces

Maxitype produces typographic solutions that integrate seamlessly with existing brand identity and marketing activities.

We offer custom and bespoke typefaces services, tailored to your company’s needs. If you’re developing your client’s brand we can help you to get their voice heard, whether through adjustments and enhancements or a thorough overhaul of brand assets.

Do you want to license an existing font, or commission an entirely new typeface or typographic logo?

Perhaps some technical modifications will enable you to answer a brief. A typeface can evolve in line with your clients’ needs; it is the bridge between brand and audience that keeps a meaningful dialogue flowing. 

Type in Use

A selection of applications of Maxitype typefaces in use by various designers and in different contexts. To discover more typefaces in use, have a look at our Instagram and Fonts In Use.

Student Discount

Are you a student looking for high-quality fonts? We are offering an amazing 77% student discount on all our fonts.

You can use the fonts in personal and commercial projects, and keep using them after your studies. Our standard licensing terms apply. If you work for a client, they will need to purchase the appropriate license.

To apply, simply send your student ID card from your school email to student@maxitype.com. Our team will review your application and send you a personalised promo code that is valid for one semester. Feel free to share your projects with us!

Educational License

We also provide Educational Licenses for universities. This grants educational institutions the right to make our fonts available to staff and students by installing them on a server, for educational purposes only, according to our licensing terms. Get in touch for more information and a personalised quote.

FAQ

What is a font license?
In order to use fonts, you have to purchase a license. This license gives you the right to use the font according to the terms of the End User License Agreement (EULA). So, basically you are not buying the font itself but ‘the right’ to use it. After payment you will receive an email with a link to download the corresponding font package.

For how long are licenses valid?
Our licenses are perpetual, you only pay once, according to the indicated number of Desktop computers/Web monthly views/number of Apps/Social Media followers. If this amount increases past the license’s specifications, you will have to update your license.

How do I update my license?
If you need to increase the number of users for a Desktop License or to expand the web-traffic setting for a Web License, please contact us and we will update your license with the previous order amount automatically deducted.

Can I buy a font for my client?
Yes, when ordering you can ‘Share the cart’ with your client and ask them to make the payment. Or you can buy the font with your client’s details as the ‘End-user’ and charge them later on your side. The font files will be sent to the ‘End-user’.

I bought a Desktop License (1-3 computers) for my client, can I keep a license on my personal computer?
As a designer, if you buy a Desktop License for your client, you can keep a license on your computer only to work on projects related to your client, non-commercial projects or presentations and pitches. If you want to use the typeface for another company, you need another license for the other company. You only need to own a license if you’re creating work for yourself.

I would like to use a font exclusively online, do I need to buy a Desktop License?
If your company or your client’s company uses the font exclusively online, you only need a Web License. But if you have to render a PDF presentation for your client, you need a Desktop License.

Can I use a Web License for sub-domains?
Web Licenses are only valid for a single URL address. If you want to use a font on sub-domains you have to purchase a different license for each sub-domain. For a possible discount on multiple sub-domains, get in touch.

Can I embed my font in a video game?
In order to embed a font in a video game, you need a special license. Get in touch for a custom license quote.

How can I pay?
We accept payments via credit card. Prices are in Swiss Francs (CHF).

Can I get a refund?
No, all orders are final and non-refundable. Nevertheless, if you experience any problems, please get in touch with us.

How can I use trials?
You can use trial fonts for testing, pitches and/or educational purposes according to the terms of the End User License Agreement (EULA). Trial fonts have a limited character set. If you plan to use a font in a commercial context, you have to purchase the appropriate license.

Can I get a customised typeface for my company?
We offer custom and bespoke typefaces services for special projects. We can also change the name of fonts to your company’s name. Get in touch for any inquiries.

Are Variable Fonts safe to use?
Variable Fonts is a beta technology that is not yet fully supported. They are safer to use on the web and less recommended in print. The use of Variable Fonts is entirely at your own risk, test and use them with caution. To avoid bugs in InDesign, use Variable Fonts and OTFs of the same typeface separately, never at the same time.

Can I modify your fonts?
Modifications to the font software in order to produce a new font is not allowed. You can only modify the outline of the font in your design tool. If you created a logo and want to trademark it, please get in touch for a personalised license.

I am a student, can I get a discount?
Yes, we offer a 77% discount for students, scroll down or go to the ‘Students’ page for more information. You can also use our trial fonts for any non-commercial project. If your project evolves in a commercial context, you will have to purchase the appropriate license.

I am a student, can my school buy your fonts?
Yes, we offer special licenses for educational institutions. Please get in touch for more information and a personalised quote.

I design typefaces, can I sell my fonts on Maxitype?
We are always interested in new typefaces and collaborations, don’t hesitate to send us your portfolio.

🛈 Licensing Information
→ EULA



Maxitype

📍 Maxitype Sàrl
Rue Fendt 10
CH-1201 Geneva
Switzerland

📍 Maxitype R&D
Geroldstrasse 5
CH-8005 Zurich
Switzerland

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Credits

Font Mastering
Alessia Mazzarella
Chi-Long Trieu (Office for Typography)

Website Design
Maximage with Thomas Hervé

Website Development
Maxime Schoeni

Specimen Design
Giliane Cachin, Marietta Eugster, Eurostandard

Texts
Maximage, Jonas Berthod

Proofreading
Jonas Berthod, Jacob Blandy

Specimen Distribution
Soccochico, Library Centre culturel suisse. Paris, Actual Source, Draw Down Books, Printed Matter, GoraGora, After 8 Books

Typefaces

Cornbread
Mosaic
OCR-X
Eurocat
Selecta
Signs
Rhymes
Metaballs
Modelo


Thanks to
Rémi Brandon, Jonathan Hares, Tristan Gigon, Andreas Koller, Guy Meldem, Norm, Clément Rouzaud, Teo Schifferli, Francesco Sebregondi, Jonas Voegeli, Cornel Windlin.

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