Underscore is an independent type foundry from Finland.
- Commercial retail fonts
- Custom typeface design
- Design and technology consultancy
Quell is a geometric typeface inspired by round and constructed forms,
paired with the dynamic energy of a slanted contrast angle.
A serif typeface family with modern character and a firm voice.
QAP is a novel soda cap turning a bottle of regular tap water into a soda by releasing flavor and bubbles from the screw-on cap. Underscore helped the marketing team in their product launch by fashioning a custom typeface for their use. Happy and friendly, the brief called for a display font primarily for use in headlines, but with the potential to carry short sentence text as well.
Fontsampler is a Wordpress plugin directed primarily at type designers, foundries or resellers using WordPress to showcase their fonts. The plugin allows users to embed interactive webfont specimens on their site via shortcodes. Users can preview, type with, and switch the webfonts in a preview, as well as use other interface options to manipulate the font sample. The projects was initially financed through an Indiegogo campaign and is now maintained by Underscore as an open source project.
This series of algorithmically created animations is the outcome of some experimentation with particle systems and typography. The same code has been modified to result in ever different visual behaviour rendering these letters.
Nearly two years have passed since the initial introduction of Variable Fonts. This extension to the OpenType font format is receiving a lot of attention, and for good reason. In a nutshell, all styles in a typeface, for example light, regular and bold, can be combined into one font file. Neat. But not only can […]
This versatile humanist sans serif is a modern typeface designed for a connected and global world of screen interfaces, online reading and signage. Unmistakable letter shapes, open apertures, and a typographic repertoire to cover over 200 latin based languages make this typeface family a resourceful workhorse. Owing to its Finnish name (translates as “bridge”) it […]
Jozef is a serif typeface with modern character and a firm voice. Its strong serifs and vertical stress set a strong rhythm in larger sizes, and give it composure in smaller sizes. On screens those details render consistently when set in body sizes, giving the text a regular and even structure. The vertical stress of […]
Since the independent type foundry Underscore was founded in 2017 a lot of hard work has gone into launching our first retail typefaces and a dedicated webshop. It is with great pride that after much effort and refinement the website now integrates an exclusive webshop! With it, Underscore launches its first two retail typeface families, […]
It is a fairly easy observation to make: Digital interfaces are predominantly set in sans serif typefaces. Operating systems, mobile apps, way finding screens, they all feature fonts without serifs. Some reasons for this are more obvious than others. Looking at the relationship between digital interfaces and their typography can also offer a deeper insight […]