About Typo 9010

Czech Digitized

Typo 9010 unites an encyclopaedic collection of Czech digitized typefaces starting from 1990, a time when computers were starting to replace phototypesetting and copying letters by hand, and ending with 2010, when almost a dozen small type foundries were operating in the country.

The book captures the most important moments at the oldest Czech type design studio (at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague) and recapitulates the most important milestones in the industry.

Short texts by Czech and international typographers describing the atmosphere of the times are distributed throughout the book, which aims to present Czech type design and its digital beginnings in as much detail as possible while placing it into an international context.

20 Digitized Years

20 years of digital
type design in the Czech Republic

Over the past twenty years Czech type designers have created a number of widely popular typefaces – plus tonnes of designs that got lost, have remained tucked away in desk drawers or have been stored in a long-forgotten format on a few floppy disks.

We tried to track down as many as we could. If needed, we renovated the original digital files and created useable font files from them. Then we arranged this collection of typefaces into a book that acts as a sort of typeface specimen.

Many of these typefaces hold their own unique stories, and you will learn about several of them in the accompanying texts.


  • enthusiasts, students, graphic designers,
    typographers and type foundries

  • a total of 1,902 styles! Sans serifs,
    grotesques, scripts and more

  • full of type, designers,
    texts and photographs

  • by Petr Babák, Filip Blažek, Veronika Burian, Karel Haloun,
    Ondřej Chorý, Bas Jacobs, Pavel Noga, Jan Solpera, František Štorm




The book has been released on 8 December 2015 in Prague.

Other shops: Seidl, Antikvariát Valentinská, Leeda, Dox, Futurista, NG, Rudolfinum, Moravská galerie, Ostrava, Bratislava

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the book in your store?


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Get your copy

Ordered books will start to be sent out on 6 December 2015.
The book was officially released for sale on 8 December 2015.
Postage is based on the Czech Post price list.

Book information

Tomáš Brousil

Petra Dočekalová

Book concept
Zuzana Lednická

Zuzana Lednická, Radek Sidun

Jiří Veselka (Studio Najbrt)

Urban Grotesk 9010

Petr Babák, Filip Blažek,
Veronika Burian, Karel Haloun,
Ondřej Chorý, Bas Jacobs,
Pavel Noga, Jan Solpera,
František Štorm

Editing and translations
Elizabeth Spacilova, John Comer

Czech editing
Vendula Kadlečková

Typo 9010 is a bilingual publication
(English and Czech).

Paper: 115g Munken
Print White 1,8
Size: 220 x 300 mm
Pages: 288
Binding: flexible hardcover

Print: PB tisk, a. s.

ISBN: 978-80-906019-5-6
Published by BiggBoss, Prague 2015
→ www.biggboss.cz

Financial support for
the publication of this
book has been provided by
the Academy of Arts,
Architecture and
Design in Prague.


→ info@typo9010.cz
Maiselova 25/4
Prague 1, 110 00
Czech Republic
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