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Morten Rostgaard Olsen

About the designer

Morten Rostgaard Olsen (born 1964). Trained as a technical draftsman & graphic designer / type architect, specialized in font architecture & type design. After 6 years studies at The Danish School of Art & Design, he started his own design studio where he primarily works with development of digital fonts and works as a consultant and ad hoc lecturer in this field.

The reputable german publishers FontFont and FontShop have released various of his fonts, primarily FF Max & FF Olsen. Both faces have received great international popularity and recognition. Morten has designed and produced typefaces for inter alia Scholz & Friends, Opel International, STILL GmbH, 3F, Danish Conservative Party, YouSee, Netto, Coop, etc.

In 2007 he founded the design studio Fontpartners.com together with graphic designer Ole Søndergaard. Fontpartners have released the typefaces: København, Dancer Pro, Dancer Serif, Dancer Tango, Elsinore, Quality, Stage, Head Pro, Fragile, Silly and Palina. They also founded the site FONTSHIRTS, typography on clothing – primarily T-shirts. All motives, crafty / serious / funny use of letters, are based on Fontpartners original designs. http://fontpartners.spreadshirt.dk/

Morten Rostgaard Olsen has received recognition from The Bergia Fund, Councillor Georg Bestle & Wife Memorial Award, The Augustinus Foundation and others. In addition, Morten and his work is portrayed at The Danish Encyclopedia.

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