Creatives who tend to set trends rather than follow them are already biting their nails waiting for the new Typodarium. But what is Typodarium exactly? Here’s our guide for those who dare to stand out.
The Typodarium is a real novelty in the world of tear-off calendars. Like an encyclopedia of fonts, only in calendar form, it brings typographic inspiration to you, providing the opportunity to expand your knowledge and discover the history of different fonts through the course of the year.
Editors Raban Ruddigkeit and Lars Harmsen globally research new fonts with a keen sense. During their hunt, they try to find the most exciting and unique pieces to be included in the annual Typodarium.
Each calendar thus sets the typographic pace for the year, for all those brave designers who are aware of the power of letters and for all those who simply love and seek unique and special design in all aspects of life. The front of every calendar page features the day of the week and the date, while the back features the letter designs, the designer’s name, and the source of supply on a strikingly colorful background.
Today, we spend most of our time online. The fixed frameworks of Zoom, Teams, and other online interfaces do not necessarily allow for the use of specific and unique fonts. Perhaps this is why the need for a counterbalance grew increasingly important, thus opening up a space for handmade objects.
Typodarium is an opportunity to disconnect from the online space and for creativity. In the past, mankind created letters from images—this is the course of evolution that the Typodarium team aims to reverse in favor of images, adorning the backside of every Sunday and the holidays with ornaments, symbols, and dingbats, giving us a chance to use these images creatively.
Typodarium is not just a calendar, but a little help in bringing color into the dull weekdays new and unique way!