“Meet IBM Plex, our new corporate typeface. It’s global, it’s versatile and it’s distinctly IBM.
We designed Plex carefully to both meet our needs as a global tech company and express who we are as people. It took two years and a lot of work to get here, but today we have a signature typeface we’re proud and excited to share with the world. Plex is an open-source project (OFL) and free to download and use. The Plex family comes in a Sans, Serif, Mono and Sans Condensed, all with roman and true italics. The fonts have been designed to work well in user interface (UI) environments as well as other mediums. This project provides all source files and file formats to support most typographical situations.
Thanks for trying Plex! We hope you like it.” – IBM .
Design, Publisher, Copyright, License
Design: Mike Abbink, Paul van der Laan, Pieter van Rosmalen
Copyright 2018 by IBM Corp. All rights reserved.
License: SIL OPEN FONT LICENSE
Mike Abbink (b. 1967) earned a BFA in Fine Arts, and another one in Graphic Design and Packaging from Art Center in Pasadena. Born in 1967, he was a graphic designer at Meta Design San Francisco doing corporate and web design. In March 1999 he co-founded Method, Inc., a San Francisco-based company specializing in communication strategy, interaction and graphic design. Mike Abbink is the Executive Creative Director of the Brand Experience and Design Team within IBM Studios. Before that, he worked as a Creative Director for the Museum of Modern Art, Wolff Olins (New York), Saffron Consultants, Method (also co-founder) and as a Design Director at Apple Computer.Web:
Typefaces: IBM Plex Mono, IBM Plex Serif, IBM Plex Sans Condensed, IBM Plex Sans, FF Kievit
More… TYPE DESIGN INFORMATION | Mike Abbink
Paul van der Laan
Dutch designer at Enschedé, born in 1972. He studied at the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague where he graduated in 1997, and again in 2000, the second time with a postgraduate degree in typography. Second prize at the 3rd International Digital Type Design Contest by Linotype Library for Linotype Rezident. Founding partner of Bold Monday who lives in Den Haag. In 2003, he became a professor in the Type & Media program of the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in Den Haag.Web:
Typefaces: IBM Plex Mono, IBM Plex Serif, IBM Plex Sans Condensed, IBM Plex Sans
More… TYPE DESIGN INFORMATION | Paul van der Laan
Pieter van Rosmalen
Pieter van Rosmalen (Eindhoven, The Netherlands) studied advertising and graphic design at Sint Lucas in Boxtel and graduated from the postgraduate Type & Media program at the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in The Hague in 2002.Web:
Typefaces: Karloff Positive, IBM Plex Mono, IBM Plex Serif, IBM Plex Sans Condensed, IBM Plex Sans
More… TYPE DESIGN INFORMATION | Pieter van Rosmalen
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