Talking type with Deni Anggara
This week Creative Chair is in Medan, Indonesia talking with type designer Deni Anggara, who is the type of character that likes to talk about fonts.
With a penchant for form, Deni has crafted a handful of modern typefaces, some of which you can download for free.
More fonts by Degarism Studio, such as Biotif, Neutrif Pro, and Folty can also be purchased.
Deni came to our attention when we stumbled upon his Biotif typeface, a modern Grotesque sans serif optimised for screens. Biotif is available in 16 font styles and includes all OpenType special characters, such as ligatures, circle numbers, and fractions.
Firstly, could you tell us a little more about yourself and what you do?
Hi, my name is Deni Anggara, Graphic Designer & Type Designer from Indonesia, I run a small studio focusing on the production of typefaces for custom type and retails.
What software do you use for type design?
For typeface work I use Glyphs App and Fontlab Studio
What were the challenges you faced when you began to create digital fonts?
For my first challenge in making font is understanding about every character on each letter, I tried to understand every shape, as well construct a good form.
What’s your starting point when creating a new typeface?
Creating concepts, and see more references from other fonts.
Of your type design projects, which is your favourite and why?
Biotif Typeface, because I really love font characters like that, and it took a long time to create it, trying to make it perfect and beautiful :)
The 89th 366 Award goes to Deni Anggara for his outstanding creative work.
If you died and got reincarnated as a song, what would that song be?
Cause I’m a Man by Tame Impala