typecuts is an independent font and graphic label, dedicated to create and produce original contemporary fonts for retail and custom use. typecuts was founded in 2004 by Andrea Tinnes to publish and promote her own fonts which are available from this website as well as from primetype.
With its few font families the typecuts fontlibrary offers a wide range of typographic forms:
from text faces over graphic fonts to dingbat illustrations. Following Jeffery Keedy’s paradigm to keep the inconsistencies consistent typecuts’ typefaces seek to explore the relation between clear geometric construction and playful decorative form while considering historical contexts as well as contemporary tendencies in typedesign.
About Andrea Tinnes
Andrea Tinnes is a type designer and graphic designer living and working in Berlin. Her design practice is focused on client-based as well as self-initiated projects. Through her own label, typecuts, she publishes as well as promotes all her type designs.
After several years of teaching at Norway’s Bergen Academy of the Arts she took on a professorship of type and typography at Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle in 2007. In 2010 she was named co-director of the school, being particularly responsible for the school’s new visual identity.
Andrea’s work has been featured in many national and international publications, such as Area_2, Graphic Design for the 21st Century, etapes: and EYE and in several exhibitions including the 22annual 100Show, the TDC53 exhibition and Chaumont 2007. She holds awards from the American Center for Design, red dot (2001/2002) as well as a Certificate of Typographic Excellence (TDC53 2007).
She has a degree in communication design from the University of Applied Sciences Mainz and an MFA in graphic design from the California Institute of the Arts.