Mark Frömberg


Mark Frömberg (Mark2Mark) is a Berlin-based typeface designer, tool developer and sporadically illustrator. He received a master degree from TypeMedia at the KABK in Den Haag in 2014. His focus is on anything related to languages, writing systems and code. During the last years he extended his Non-Latin work towards South East Asian scripts like Thai, Khmer and Burmese, which again trigger new ideas for creating useful tools for the type design community. Some of his free and commercial plugins are firmly established in many designer’s GlyphsApp workflows.

He presented his ways of problem solving at Robothon 2018 under the title »Speed Up«. Together with Natalie Rauch and Ben Mitchell he ocasionally teaches type design to beginners and advanced designers alike.

Designwise he likes to combine systematical structure with unpredictable moments. Usually he disguises complexity behind a clear decency with a strong, saucy wink, augmenting the outcome with multiple layers to discover over time. His coding font »Gintronic« is now an option for everyone using the famous CodePen. It is a very non-techy looking typeface which makes it easy to look at code all day.

Recently his Thai extension for the open source font Fira Sans was released from bBox type and is now used in the maps of »HERE«. You can download the entire font family with 15 weights for upright and italic styles for free.


BITS 8 on the beach Conference
Mark Frömberg
October 6, 2018
Morning Session
10:00am - 1:00pm
at Tamarind Ballroom,
InterContinental Hua Hin Resort

"Make your feature code visible."

A presentation of tools and cutting edge prototypes that visualise what your OT-Feature code actually does – in realtime.
No more guess working which glyphs you deal with in commands like “sub na-myanmar @BUR_allMedialYas by yaMedial_waMedial_haMedial-myanmar.short;” – Just see what’s behind your code. It doesn’t stop there!

Until now, contextual kerning has been a tedious process of writing code and trial-and-error kerning values into exported fonts in order to judge the result. Would’t it be awesome to create, adjust and see contexts for kerning immediately right inside of GlyphsApp? Now it is …


BITS 8 on the beach Workshop
Mark Frömberg
October 7, 2018
Afternoon Session
1:30pm - 3:00pm
at Tamarind 2,
InterContinental Hua Hin Resort

"Feature Code tools Q&A"

Casual discussion about the im/possibilities of the OT-Feature tools from my presentation. Those are still prototypes and it’s your once in a lifetime chance to remark your feature requests and raise questions that all can help to make them the most valuable tools especially for non-Latin type design.