— Martin Borst

TDC Prize


Mondra (Type Design)

I feel very honored to receive the TDC Prize for my typeface. The font is called »Mondra«—an anagram of »random«. I created this typeface to imitate the appearance of handwriting. Each stroke style and downstroke of the characters as well as some character forms are randomized via a script. Just like actual handwriting, no two letters are identical. The variable downstrokes transport various emotions according to their lengths – from precise and timid to brash and confident. I designed and coded the typeface using PHP/PDFlib.

Martin Borst

Martin Borst (*1981) is a graphic designer born and raised in Germany. He started his studies in Karlsruhe in 2003 and lived in New York to work at 2×4 in 2009. In 2011 he graduated at Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design. He is partner in the independent publishing house »Hands on Papers« and currently lives and works in Berlin.