David Březina—multilingual typography & typeface design


David Březina is a Czech type designer and typographer, writer, lecturer, the impresario of TypeTalks conference, and co-founder and director of the Rosetta Type Foundry. He got Masters degrees in Informatics (Masaryk University, Brno) and Typeface Design (University of Reading, UK). From 2004 to 2007 he also ran his own design studio, with projects in graphic, web, and interface design. He has been giving various type workshops around Europe (notably at the University of Reading).

You may know him as a designer of the award-winning type family Skolar. So far, he has designed typefaces for Cyrillic, Greek, Gujarati, Devanagari, and various extensions of Latin.


Email: brezina@davi.cz


  • custom type design for Latin as well as other world scripts (Cyrillic, Greek, Gujarati, Devanagari)
  • font engineering and post-production (OpenType features, VOLT, FontLab Python macros)
  • multi-script and otherwise complex typography, typesetting, book design
  • consultancy

Work experience


  • Granshan 2013 – 2nd prize (Indic category) for Skolar Gujarati
  • Granshan 2012 – 1st prize (Indic category) for Skolar Devanagari (with Vaibhav Singh)
  • Granshan 2009 – 1st prize (Cyrillic category) for Skolar Cyrillic
  • Modern Cyrillic 2009 – special diploma for Skolar Cyrillic
  • ED Awards 2008 – silver for Skolar & Surat (Skolar Gujarati)


  • Granshan exhibition in Bangkok, 2013 (DE/TH).
  • International Biennial of Graphic design in Brno 2006, 2008, 2010, and 2012 (CZ).
  • Collective type design exhibition at Klingspor-Museum Offenbach, 2010 (D).
  • Modern Cyrillic exhibition in Mexico City, 2009 (RU/MX).
  • TypeTogether collective exhibition in Rosario, 2008 (RA), Cieszyn, 2010 (PL), Poznań, 2011 (PL).