format.otf was founded in 2020. After founding our design studio format.tif, we were looking for inspiring, contemporary but usable fonts for our corporate design. Always in love with fonts and typography, we already designed free fonts for students under the name type‑eins. After we had designed a typeface for our new design studio and after many requests for commercial licenses, we decided to open our own foundry. The approach to give away high quality fonts to students absolutely free of charge is still there. But we now sell additional commercial licenses to design agencies, graphic designers, freelancers and anyone who fell in love with our fonts.