About RetypeRetype Foundry
Retype is an independent type foundry created in 2007 and based in The Hague. Ramiro Espinoza runs the foundry in close collaboration with his partner, Paula Mastrangelo.
Because Retype originally had a keen interest in Dutch vernacular typefaces and lettering, the first typefaces we released related to those styles. Since then, we’ve completed more complex and ambitious projects, and our library has expanded to include classic type families oriented to editorial and corporate markets. Retype has worked on custom type projects for companies like Volvo, G-Star, and Dyson.
Ramiro Espinoza was born in Santa Fe, Argentina and studied graphic design at the Universidad Nacional del Litoral. After graduation, he taught typography at the Universidad de Buenos Aires and worked as an in-house editorial designer at El Litoral and La Nación. In 2003, he moved to the Netherlands to study type design at the Type and Media course in The Hague. He later studied type design at the Plantin Institute of Typography in Antwerp. In 2007, he launched Retype to market his typefaces. He has contributed to design magazines and has done extensive research into vernacular Dutch lettering. In 2015, he published the book The Curly Letter of Amsterdam.
After graduating from Escola d’art i Disseny (Eina), Paula Mastrangelo worked for La Vanguard, Catalonia’s leading newspaper. Since then, she has focused on corporate magazines and works as an editorial art director. For the past fifteen years, Paula has designed or managed the media of many of the most important local and international firms operating in Spain. In 2009 and 2010, the International Association of Business Communicators awarded her their “Gold Quill” prize. In 2012, Paula decided to further specialize in typography and completed a postgraduate course in type design at Eina. Upon graduation, she started to collaborate with Retype, participating in the production process of the calligraphic script Medusa. The Laski Slab type family—her Eina graduation project—has now been released commercially.