Approximate Type is an independent type foundry from Copenhagen, Denmark, established in 2021 by Kasper Pyndt Rasmussen. The foundry explores the primal principle of giving shape to letters through typefaces that are respectful of— but not dictated by—historical convention, typefaces that can bend without ever snapping, and typefaces that have grit as well as wit.
A note on the name
The word “approximate” is defined as something “close to, but not completely similar”. With this in mind, Approximate Type acknowledges that no type is drawn in a vacuum, but exists inside a wide spectrum of references, historical as well as contemporary—conscious as well as subconscious. At the same time, the name represents a sense of irony and informality in a trade that is rightfully (but sometimes overly) concerned with detail.
Fonts & social injustice
Approximate Type offers free licenses for non-profit projects that address and take a stand against social injustice such as racism, sexism, capitalism and homo/transphobia. If you feel like your project qualifies, please send an email to email@example.com and give a short description of your project. Thank you!
Fonts can be purchased for both desktop (OTF and TTF) and web (WOFF and EOT). By purchasing a license, you’re granted the right to use the font(s) on a predetermined number of devices, apps or (for websites) with a views-per-month restriction. A license grants perpetual right of use within the specified terms and parameters of the EULA.
Custom type design
In addition to the retail fonts sold on this website, Approximate Type offers to create custom typefaces! A custom typeface is tailored to your specific needs. It can help elevate a project by adding a distinct accent and flavour. Additionally, AT offers to create logotypes, lettering, or even customisations of existing fonts in the retail catalogue.
Interested in a font, but not entirely sure about purchasing it? No sweat! Trial fonts can be obtained via the website as OTF and TTF-files. Simply make a request via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Kasper Pyndt Rasmussen
Griffenfeldsgade 7A, 4th Floor
DK-2200 Copenhagen N
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