Deni Anggara – “I tried to understand every shape, as well construct a good form”

June, 2017
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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.

Mono Pro

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.

You can see a lot more from Deni Anggara on his website and on the Behance network.

Biotif Typeface Deni Anggara

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.

Fold 21

What software do you use for type design?

For typeface work I use Glyphs App and Fontlab Studio

Fold No21

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.

Mono Pro

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.

Biotif Typeface

If you died and got reincarnated as a song, what would that song be?

Cause I’m a Man by Tame Impala

'Cause I'm a Man"
'Cause I'm a Man (2015)
Tame Impala
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What began as a fun question to end an interview, has now become a wonderfully eclectic collaborative playlist by 161 people (and counting).
Deni Anggara
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