Walbaum

Walbaum

A restoration with superior range.

The Walbaum family designed by Charles Nix, Carl Crossgrove, and Juan Villanueva is a modern serif design that can be used in a wide variety of placements from micro caption text to massive headlines. Where other moderns preach austerity, Walbaum projects warmth—making it ideal for brands seeking a large type family that blends high style and approachability.

Designers

  • Charles Nix
  • Carl Crossgrove
  • Juan Villanueva

Foundry

  • Monotype Studio

Classification

  • Serif
  • Branding
  • Classic
  • Display
  • Elegant
  • Modern
  • Advertising
  • Book Jacket
  • Charming
  • Fine
  • Invitation
  • Ornament
  • Packaging

About Walbaum

The Walbaum family designed by Charles Nix, Carl Crossgrove, and Juan Villanueva is a modern serif design that can be used in a wide variety of placements from micro caption text to massive headlines. Where other moderns preach austerity, Walbaum projects warmth—making it ideal for brands seeking a large type family that blends high style and approachability.

Walbaum was designed with a full range of size-specific cuts, from 6 to 96 point, with tailored weight and contrast for maximum legibility, utility, and impact. In addition to the huge range of weights and sizes, the family contains two decorative display cuts and an uncommonly generous host of ornaments.

Designers

Charles Nix

Charles Nix

Charles Nix is a Creative Type Director, designer, typographer and educator. He designed a number of popular typefaces in the Monotype Library, including Walbaum and Hope Sans, which received a Certificate of Typographic Excellence in the 22nd Annual Type Directors Club Typeface Design Competition. He’s also designed custom typefaces for Google Noto, Progressive Insurance and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Carl Crossgrove

Carl Crossgrove

Carl Crossgrove is a Senior Type Designer at Monotype. From Carl’s early interest in calligraphy and drawing, through his youth and college years studying fine arts and book arts, to his eventual degree from Rochester Institute of Technology in Printing/Typography, the constant thread in Carl’s life has been his fascination with letterforms.

Juan Villanueva

Juan Villanueva

Juan Villanueva is a Type Designer at the Monotype Studio in New York City. His contributions to the Monotype Library include designs such as Walbaum and Sagrantino. He’s worked on custom typefaces for clients including Tencent Sans, Ricky Zoom, and multiple Google Noto fonts.

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