Our Type Foundry

KOBU Foundry is a project by KOBU Agency and it was born by the hand of our type geek – Brígida Guerreiro. Her drive and passion for typography fuelled the idea and the project is now running at top speed!

Our main focus is to develop customised fonts, as we love to grasp the feeling of a project and bring it to life. We always work to deliver the best suited typographic projects, completely designed for their purpose.

We believe in the power of typography to show a brand’s personality and character and we know how a project can benefit from a much greater reach if its message is conveyed with the right typography. 

So, are you a type wacko like us? Take your time to look around, feel inspired and get in touch! Our fonts are registered and we have different types of licenses. Check out which one best suits your needs – see more on this topic here.

You can also follow our doings on Instagram @kobufoundry Enjoy!

Designing Kaito Sans by KOBU Foundry
Brígida Guerreiro testing typographic sketches for new fonts.

Typography as a Process

In our Type Foundry, developing a typeface is a design task that involves research, analysis, know-how, sensibility and technique. Our approach to the development of retail fonts is a methodological reflection. When dealing with customised fonts projects there are many other important details which are fundamental to the creative process – achieving a charismatic font is the ultimate goal.

Charisma is the cornerstone that sets the design of a visual identity and communication tone. Browse through our typefaces and read between the lines. They all tell stories and have particular features that can reflect key elements of your brand. Maybe you are curious to know more about how to get a customised font for your brand? Check out more information in our Buy Fonts page.

The Entertainment System

The Meji Adventures game cartridge

Remember the golden era of video games in the 1980s and 1990s? “Please insert cartridge”.  

Vectrex, Atari 2600, ZX Spectrum, Nintendo NES, Sega Mega Drive and countless hours of fun! This universe became timeless and we still go crazy over consoles and arcade games that tell stories about imaginary worlds, iconic villains and superheroes like Pacman, Super Mario and Sonic the Hedgehog. This universe sparkled our inspiration and got us excited to create a Foundry that mixes everything we love into an entertainment system: typography, fun, games, creativity, storytelling… and bonus levels just for you. KOBU Foundry was conceived with your entertainment in mind, so we dare you to explore the website and look for the perks lurking around!

Play and win discount coupons to buy our fonts

Explore the website and discover games that can give you special discounts that can go up to -30%. Have fun playing and if you win, coupons will be unlocked. The better the score the higher the discount! Use the code when purchasing the fonts.

Gonçalo drawing scenes for The Meji Adventures

Our first Font Collection“Meji Adventures”

Meji Adventures tell us the story of a bumpy ride made by a very curious rabbit that crosses several worlds to complete his objective – return home. The story concept was inspired by nostalgic video games and the sweetness of old tales.

This font collection includes five typefaces – Sakasu, Tsuku, Kaito, Taiyo and Meji – which were inspired by the tribulations our little white rabbit faces in each chapter of the story. Feel free to drag&insert the cartridge and experience this typographic adventure!

Brígida Guerreiro – Our Type Master

Brígida Guerreiro, our Type Master

Our type designer is Brígida Guerreiro, a Portuguese graphic designer and mostly a typography geek who masters the art of drawing letters and breathes inspiration from all around. Independent learning, dedication and practice are crucial to deliver the best work and feed her passion for typography.

Brígida pays her best attention to every detail and gives meaning to every line when crafting a Type character. Her aim is to achieve perfectly fitted and exquisite works to exceed clients’ purposes and expectations.

If you want to know more about our Type master, visit her Behance profile.

KOBU Agency

KOBU Creative Digital Agency is a brand laboratory – we love to develop brands from scratch. Our method lies on an experimental approach guided by a mindful and comprehensive strategy. Exploring new fields is what we like most and our best ideas come from embracing the challenge of doing the impossible.

We specialise in brand identities, content creation – video, illustration, photography & copywriting – vegan diet counselling, social strategy, giraffe trivia, web development and skating. Also, we are working on a plan to conquer the world… from our couch.

You can check out our fine a**es clicking here!