Thom Janssen is a designer with a love for type and typography. He graduated in 2012 from the Graphic Design, BA course and 2017 from Type]Media, MA at the Royal Academy of Art (KABK), The Hague.
Currently Thom is working as HalloType and focuses on type technology and type production.
Type and Media, MA
Graphic Design, BA
HalloType is the type related design activities of Thom.
Also Thom is often asked to help with production processes of type design by various clients.
Geen Bitter was a graphic design studio. The first assignment the Zinnebeeld typefaces. Geen Bitter won for these fonts a European Design Award, Original Typeface in 2013. In 2014 Geen Bitter won again a European Design Award now in category of Self initiated Project, for the Gewone letters, Gerrit’s early models project. You can find information about this project here:http://noordzij.geenbitter.nl/
During my internship I worked on the revivals of The Fell Types and Jan van Krimpen’s Sheldon. I also did research on the different diacritics and their positions. I used this information to extent the Albertina typefaces.
I won the ‘Best Intern ever’ award!