About

The Revolver Type Foundry publishes a variety of contemporary, modern and classical fonts for professional use.

 

Founded in 2017 by Lukas Schneider, the studio is based in the suburbs of Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The Revolver Type Foundry has over a decade of experience working internationally in the fields of typeface design, font production, lettering, logotypes and foreign alphabets. Since a few years, Revolver Type have been developing groundbreaking tools to improve, simplify and streamline the design and production process of digital fonts. Two of these tools, LS Cadencer and LS Cadenculator, which are made for auto-spacing fonts, can be purchased from the Revolver Type Foundry webstore.

 

Lukas Schneider has published typefaces with a number of prestigious type foundries and has been commissioned to develop custom fonts for several design agencies. He studied graphic design at the Hochschule für Gestaltung in Offenbach am Main, Germany and holds a Master’s degree in type design from The Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, The Netherlands. He is also an alumnus of the Plantin Institute, Antwerp, Belgium where he achieved the highest distinction for his diploma on the Expert class Type Design under the tutelage of Frank E. Blokland.

 

In 2015, Blokland and Schneider worked in collaboration, combining their extensive knowledge of Renaissance foundry production and digital capabilities to produce a new spacing system comprised of two software tools for the auto-spacing of fonts in editors Glyphs App and RoboFont. The tools LS Cadencer and LS Cadenculator can be purchased from the Tools section.

 

 

LECTURES, TALKS & WORKSHOPS

University of Applied Sciences, Hof, Germany
University of Applied Sciences, Augsburg, Germany
University of Art and Design, Offenbach am Main, Germany
Klingspor Museum, Offenbach am Main, Germany
University of Applied Sciences, Mainz, Germany
University of Applied Sciences, Ostwestfalen-Lippe, Germany
Academy of Visual Arts, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Fontshop Typo-Day Conference, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
University of Applied Sciences, Augsburg, Germany
Typo Labs Conference, Berlin, Germany
Away-Days / Berlin Type School, Berlin, Germany
Museum Meermanno, The Hague, The Netherlands
Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, The Netherlands

A recent one about how archetypal patterns can improve the production of digital type, at the Typo Labs Conference, together with Frank. W. Blokland, is available online here. 

 

 

A WORD ON THE NAME

Our name is partly inspired by a rich background in print and editorial design, and a tongue-in-cheek reference to the revolutions and other revolving elements found in these fields. For example, the German Revolverblatt is a charmingly quaint term for a tabloid paper with big lurid headlines, often set in spectacular type. Public libraries used to label crime thrillers with a revolver dingbat on the spine. The rotary printing press with its revolving cylinders represents a milestone in the evolution of producing newspapers, books and other mass media. And last but not least, the Spanish revolver can mean “to stir, to mix up”, which is a perfect motto for the foundry’s program. At Revolver Type, we like to mix historical motifs and contemporary vision, combine them with state-of-the-art technology, and fuse them into forceful fonts. Made with love – no guns involved. On that note, our name is meant figuratively, we have nothing to do with firearms. We do not support gun enthusiasts, organisations that promote the use of guns or the arms trade at large.

 

 

LICENSES

The Revolver Type Foundry offers the following Licences.

 

Desktop fonts for desktop computers

This is our standard license, covering most commercial purposes for font usage.

With this license you can install a font on a desktop workstation and use it with any application that contains a font menu. The price of a desktop font license is dependent on the number of computers you wish to install the fonts to. The Desktop fonts are delivered in .otf font format.

Please read our Desktop fonts EULA for all the details.

 

Web fonts for websites

Web fonts licensed through Revolver Type Foundry are self-hosted. You only pay once, so there are no monthly fees. 

The price for a web font license is dependent on the pageviews of your website. If your web font license exceeds the monthly number of pageviews stated in your invoice, you will need to upgrade the license according to the current amount of pageviews. Please contact us if you are concerned about your web license or pageviews. The self-hosted web fonts are delivered in .ttf, .eot, .woff and .woff2 font formats.

Please read our Web fonts EULA for all the details.

 

App fonts for mobile applications

This license allows you to embed fonts in a mobile application for iOS, Android, or Windows Phone. The App Fonts are delivered in .ttf font format.

Please read our App fonts EULA for all the details.

 

Ebook fonts for electronic publications

This license allows you to embed fonts for ebooks. Choose this license when you are creating electronic publications intended for Kindles, iPads or other E-readers. Ebook Fonts are delivered in .ttf font format.

Please read our Ebook fonts EULA for all the details.

 

Combinations of any of the above licenses are available at reduced prices (compared to single license purchases). Please get contact us if you have already purchased a license and you wish to add another or if you require different font formats.

 

TRIAL VERSIONS

The Revolver Type Foundry also offers trial versions for testing purposes in layout applications. These are available on request.

For more information please contact: info@revolvertype.com