Underscore is an independent type foundry from Finland.
- Commercial retail fonts
- Custom typeface design
- Design and technology consultancy
A vigorous display typeface with
distinct features and a hint of retro.
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.
Underscore is also active producing typography, programming and interface design related projects. Here are a few samples.
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.