Interview [ to be annonced ]
Kubel is the principal typeface designer at A2-TYPE; he is holds MA’s from Denmarks Design School and Royal College of Art as well as diplomas in typeface design from Cooper Union in NYC, Plantin Moretus Museum in Belgium and Reading University in UK. He taught typography at Royal College of Art for many years.
He is an expert in designing complex font systems with a contemporary feel and is highly specialised in creating typefaces for small point sizes and well as fonts for display use across all touchpoints.
Kubel is the recipient of the 3-year artist working grant from the Danish Art Foundation, KVE Memorial Award and is the current national president of AGI in UK.
A2-TYPE is an online foundry and type design consultancy founded by Scott Williams and Henrik Kubel (members of AGI, Alliance Graphique Internationale), dedicated to the craft of contemporary typeface design.
A2’s library of fonts now includes more than 100 unique typefaces (well over 1000 fonts) created over the past 20 years. Since launching A2-TYPE in 2010, the team have collaborated with leading design companies and global clients to create bespoke typefaces for brands across the world.
A2’s vast library of historical specimens are often a contributing source of inspiration and has inspired many of their designs such as English1766, A2-Mazarin, Regular, Microscopic, New Transport, Schwiss, Prismax and Foundation.
A2-TYPE has been recognised with typeface design awards from TDC in New York, Graphis, D&AD, and Tokyo Type Directors Club.
Selected clients: Moscow Metro, The New York Times magazine, LinkedIn, Weekendavisen, Philadelphia Enquirer, Network Rail (Great British Railways), Google Android, Instagram, Waze, The Athletic, Sella Bank, Quantas Airlines, Eurosport, CNN, Aperture Foundation, Samsung, Campbell’s and the UK Government.