About Us

Australian Type Foundry [ATF] began in 2001 as a commercial outlet for the fonts of designer Wayne Thompson.

Today, Australian Type Foundry retails almost 100 original typefaces through online outlets around the world, and continues to design and market new type designs. We have also produced custom designs and typeface modifications for a large range of advertising clients including Holden, O’Brien Glass, Honda, Sensis, Gloria Jeans, Panasonic and Triple J.

ATF has twice entered the New York Type Directors Club Type Design competition, winning neither time.

About Designer Wayne Thompson

Fascinated by letters since he was a teenager, Wayne began with rub-down lettering and worked as a signwriter, photographer and journalist before settling into the design profession in the late 1980s. After 17 years as Art Director in several advertising agencies, Wayne now works full-time as a type designer, handlettering practitioner, typography teacher and educator, and has been running the popular Type by Hand series of handlettering workshops for several years. Wayne’s long term aims are to always learn more about typography, and hopefully contribute an Aussie flavour to the world of type design.

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