About Us

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

To date, Wayne has produced custom typefaces for Animal Logic, Officeworks, Public Transport Victoria, the NRL, Holden and O’Brien Glass, and spent much of 2016 developing a custom type family for ABC which is currently being implemented across their digital and television networks. He also enjoys working for smaller clients such as a micro brewery who paid him in beer.

Wayne’s aim is to always learn more about typography, and hopefully contribute an Aussie flavour to the world of type design. Wayne has never won any awards.

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  – *ahem* – late 1980s. After many years as Art Director, Wayne started Australian Type Foundry in 2001 and works full-time as a type designer, handletterator (technical term) and typography educator. He’s been running the popular Type by Hand series of handlettering workshops for several years, punishing the nation with his lame jokes.

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