About

Positype is a well-recognized, independent type foundry that offers both retail and bespoke/custom typeface development services. Founded in 2000 by Neil Summerour, Positype was established to accentuate the craft behind producing typefaces. Uniqueness, warmth, and personality matter when creating letterforms… marrying the technology with those forms to produce useful and reliable typefaces is tantamount.

  • Neil Summerour

    Neil Summerour

    Neil Summerour is a Georgia-based type designer and lettering artist. He’s the founder of Positype, type foundry, and Swash & Kern, lettering studio. Summerour lectures, workshops, draws letters, makes typefaces and lives happily ever after, over and over. He’s won the Type Directors Club Certificate of Typographic Excellence 6 times and was a 2012 recipient of the People’s Choice Award in the Morisawa Type Design competition for his Japanese typeface, Tegaki. His type and lettering work is used by such renowned brands as the National Football League, Oculus, Facebook, Girl Scouts of America, Victoria’s Secret, Revlon, PINK, Good Housekeeping, id Software, David Bowie, BBC, L’Oreal, Panera, Audible, Molson Coors, Colliers International, and ABC. He currently serves as Chair for the Society of Typographic Aficionados.

  • Lily Feinberg

    Lily Feinberg

    Lily Feinberg is a multidisciplinary designer in New York City, where she works as an environmental graphic designer at Gensler and draws typefaces for Positype. Her lifelong interest in type and lettering grew into full-fledged type design upon graduating from the University of Georgia’s graphic design program and beginning a mentorship with Neil Summerour. She takes advantage of all the typographic goodness NYC has to offer: through the Type Director's Club, type-related exhibitions, and having TA'ed a summer intensive type design course at SVA. In her spare time she designs jewelry, tries to keep her plants alive, and is on a quest to find the perfect everything bagel.

  • Potch Auacherdkul

    Potch Auacherdkul

    Potch is a type/graphic designer based in Bangkok. Before obtaining an MFA in Graphic Design from Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), he worked as a graphic designer in Thailand. Since his two years at MICA, Potch has become even more passionate about type design which manifested itself with completion of the Type@Cooper Extended Program after his graduation from MICA. His works have been recognized and featured in STA Chicago, Type Directors Club, and Print Magazine. 

    As a Thai-type designer, his design tends to focus on authentic Thai letterforms (including vernacular usage) without following the Latinized ideations. Currently, Potch is drawing typefaces for Positype. He would love to practice calligraphy too, but his hands are too shaky.