a contemporary blackletter typeface


Influenced by traditional fraktur blackletter, mijnlieff puts emphasis on the tension between strokes: where they join, or where they just fail to meet. With hints of modularity, a balance is found between the characteristic embellishment of blackletter, and the aim of a contemporary, digital typeface.


Initial versions focused on modularity: repeated strokes and consistent angles.

In its developed form, mijnlieff loses much of this rigidity, working on embellished letterforms and flow between glyphs.

Mijnlieff in use.