Tüpokompanii is a type design studio based in Tallinn, Estonia, founded in 2022 by Andree Paat and Aimur Takk. Our practice involves designing and publishing retail fonts, offering custom type design services to clients and also working as educators together with students. We’re constantly seeking unexpected qualities within letterforms, embracing a “mistake-driven” approach to uncover new possibilities and potential to question conventions in type design.
Andree Paat graduated the Graphic Design department of EKA (EKAGD) in 2016, after which he went on to do an internship at Commercial Type in New York in 2017. Since 2018 he has collaborated on various typeface projects with Dinamo in Berlin, and also operates under the moniker Kirjatehnika. Andree is a visiting teacher at EKAGD since 2018.
Aimur Takk is a freelance designer working across disciplines, focusing mainly on typefaces and visual identities. He graduated EKAGD in 2016 and has studied type design at HfG Offenbach (2015–2016) and ÉCAL (2018–2020). Aimur has created custom typefaces for ERKI Fashion Show (2017), IDA Radio, and Tallinn Music Week. He is a visiting teacher at EKAGD since 2017 and one of the initiators of ??? Summer School in Estonia.
We like tinkering with our fonts, playing around with ideas that aren’t always reasonable to develop into full retail fonts but rather accumulating starting points for potential custom fonts in the future. Our door is always open for collaborations, so if you have a project that would benefit from a special typographic treatment, if no one else can help, and if you can find us… Maybe you can hire Tüpokompanii.
Custom font design
Custom logomark design
Typeface language extension
OpenType feature programming
Typographic research and consultation
Type design workshops
Teaching & workshops
EKA Graphic Design department, Estonia 2017–…
Typogaraž, Slovakia 2021
??? Summer School, Estonia 2019
??? Summer School, Estonia 2021
??? Summer School, Estonia 2023
Baltic Film, Media and Arts School (BFM), Estonia 2021
Tartu Art College, Estonia 2019
EKA Open Academy, Estonia 2022
WWW Stuudio (Web Development)
Gert Rasmus Rannamets (Intern)
Erik Merisalu (Intern)
Rüütli 4, 10130 Tallinn