Get to Know R9 Type+Design
This page will provide background information on R9 Type+Design including getting to know the team behind the cool typefaces.
Hello There. Welcome to R9 Type Design
After a long stint assisting hundreds of clients with their creative needs, I decided it’s time I start building a brand of my own. For weeks, I had explored tons of ideas over several buckets of fried chicken wings smothered in sweet Thai chili sauce. Unfortunately, nothing seemed to fit my utmost important criteria: I must love doing it.
One day, while doodling in a coffee shop, I stumbled upon one of the lettering sketches I like. So I took it one step further and created a digital version out of it. One thing led to another; That little drawing has now turned into a big type family, Alio™. And most importantly, even after several months of working long hours, seven days a week and countless of kerning pairs, I found myself falling in love with type design.
Again, welcome to my new adventure.
We are an independent Canadian Type Foundry
We believe that great design emerges from the perfect balance between form and function. This belief exists in everything we do. It’s why we ensure that our typefaces are not only well crafted but also user-friendly, versatile and full of design features and alternates. Next time you’re creating a new design project, give our fonts a try.
Meet our team
Tana Kosiyabong, Creative Director/Type Designer
Tana is a well-rounded creative director, graphic designer, and art director with 20+ years of experience in integrated design and advertising. He has worked for a wide variety of clients including Volkswagen, Toyota, Nivea, Disney, Rogers. Tana’s works span from the traditional print, packaging, and broadcast to the web, experiential, and digital type designs.
Tana has a keen eye for design. Working with typefaces for over twenty years, he knows what it takes to design ones that suit other designers’ needs.
Sir Angus of Gastown, Recreational Director
Born in the Czech Republic to a royal canine family, Angus has become a Canadian since he was three months old. He spent most of his childhood in Gastown, a rough but lively neighborhood in Vancouver, Canada. Sir Angus started his career as a web celebrity and has managed his own personal blog, Angus of Gastown.
Recently, he has teamed up with Tana to open a fancy type shop, R9, where he works as a Recreational Director. Angus is highly motivated, especially when food is involved. His talents include speed eating, roll-over trick, and taking a nap.