My name is Haultin. Pierre Haultin.
Not everything everywhere is for us.
I must always write my books twice.
WALK THE OUTLINE.
SHADE NOT YOUR TALENTS.
Talent borrows. Genius “steels”.
Life is my design influence.
I am sorry but I cannot change that serif.
We design type for bread and butter.
All Stencils Are Equal. But SOME Are More Equal Than OTHERS.
THERE’S NO BUSINESS LIKE SHOW BUSINESS.
IF I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO, I use blue.
Don’t fall in love with an idea.
If I have a vision, my work is almost done.
People ignore designs that ignore people.
My idea of hell is a blank sheet of paper.
Mistakes are often good design.
UX is the product. Full stop. Everything else is inside the box.
Doe normaal. Dat is al gek genoeg.
My pencils outlast their erasers.
My ideas are my best alarm clock.
IF YOU GET STUCK, GET AWAY from the screen.
A character is a black shape, right?
I don’t fuck around with titles.
I’m happier being outside the flow.
Originality is partly a matter of influences.
THE TITLES HAVE GONE WEIRD, haven’t they.
GO FOR IT. EXPLORE unfamiliar PATHS.
Show me the lines. No. The Inlines.
I PAY attention to the white spaces.
Everything hangs on something else.
Made for screens and Swiss posters.
KEEP THE STENCILS UNDER CONTROL.
Nothing’s better than solid Fakts.
Money is a Grotesk topic, really.
Glorious, amazing ligatures, NO LESS.
All the hard Fakts are gone. Gone.
USE GOOD TYPE — keep your user happy.
Take things away until you cry.
The road to Monaco is paved with good intentions.
The word “creative” drives me crazy!
UPPER· CASE IS CALLED “UPPER” for a reason.
We trust in serifs. And, of course, italics.
Beautiful things make people happy.
DESIGN will save the world.
We like sanserifs. But slabs are killing it.
Imagine things that others cannot.
KLUB. I’m so into that.
DO NOT DRESS UP TYPE.
Everything is design. Everything!
LOOK @ USUAL THINGS with unusual eyes.
Hello and welcome to our new label and type boutique. After a much needed pause we are back, alive and kicking.
We are here to bring out our work – unadorned – to let it speak for itself. We believe in research, in craft and experience. We believe in humanity of design. We believe in intelligent design. We believe in strong independent voices. We believe in the elusive yet ever so present power of type.
Our designs are imbued with these values — a testament to the decades of our professional type design experience. And so we make a firm pledge to publish type that is useful, accessible, dependable, and above all, a joy to work with — type with character.
Our team has been working closely together for over fifteen years now. United by a shared passion for type and research, and with a recognisable “signature” behind the outlines, we are presenting our designs in collections authored by Fred Smeijers, Thomas Thiemich, Hendrik Weber, Merel Wagner, Maurice Göldner, and Pierre Pané-Farré, led by Corina Cotorobai and Fred Smeijers. We aim to stay small and keep our pencils sharp, but our collection will grow.
This boutique is being launched with a basic set of features, but it offers direct access to licensing our designs. More functionalities will be rolled out in installments during 2020.
Welcome to type by.