26A1® is an independent type foundry, established in 2022. Our approach is experimental, expressive and with the intent to challenge conventions.

Email: info@26a1.xyz
Instagram: @studio26a1

26A1 is the hexadecimal digit of the "High Voltage" symbol within the Unicode (U+26A1). The Unicode standard describes how type is stored electronically, bridging the gap between classic type design and technology. Dividing the 16-bit digit into two separate bytes yields 26, the number of letters in the Latin alphabet, and A1, commonly understood as an indicator of quality. Furthermore, the combination of letters and numbers provides a more complete representation of modern writing, as they are derived from two unrelated and entirely different systems, the Latin alphabet and the Arabic numerals.

Typefaces, Projects, Lab

Retail Typefaces
We strive to create typefaces beyond aesthetics but for functionality and innovation. By leveraging technology, we aim to bridge the gap between classical type design and the possibilities of the future.
Custom Typefaces
A custom typeface provides a unique foundation for a memorable brand identity. We can seize the unique opportunity to create a design that is tailored to your needs and exclusive to you.
Customized Retail Fonts
We can customize any of our existing retail typefaces to meet your specific requirements, including additional OpenType features or language support.
Type Services
We offer collaborative services to transform your designs into fully functional typefaces as well as refine, expand or advise on your existing projects.
Research Projects
Our research is about challenging the boundaries of type design. We are searching for a realm where form follows function, where ambition drives innovation, and where the intersection of art, design, and technology becomes a canvas for positive transformation.
We aim to create software to advance the field of design—tools that streamline the design process or offer new frameworks, that open up new vistas of design possibilities. By making these tools accessible, we intend to empower a broader spectrum of designers to innovate and challenge the status quo. While we are driven to make a direct impact through our own work, we also recognize the exponential potential of equipping others with innovative tools, allowing them to effect change in their own unique ways.
26A1® Lab contains a growing collection of type experiments as a series of concepts and ideas that are not (yet) fully developed typefaces, exploring and pushing the limits of what a typeface could be.

End User License Agreement

This End User License Agreement ("EULA") is a legal agreement between you (either an individual or a single entity) and 26A1 UG (haftungsbeschränkt) ("26A1"), the owner of the typeface products that accompany this EULA, which includes computer software, associated media, and online or electronic documentation ("Software").

By purchasing and/or using the Software, you confirm that you have read and understood this EULA, and agree to be bound by its terms and conditions.

Grant of License
1. License Owner and Subcontractor
A license has to be owned by the client for whom the Software is being used (“Client” = “Licensee”). The license grants you the right to use the Software on any number of devices, as long as they are owned or controlled by you. Each license includes one Subcontractor, which means that you can allow one third party (like one outside designer, developer etc.) to use the Software on your behalf. Additional Subcontractors can be added for a fee. If you purchase a Subcontractor add-on, then you can allow multiple third parties to use the Software on your behalf.
2. Value Determination
26A1 uses a value-based instead of the traditional usage-based pricing model. This means that we believe the larger the size and reach of a company, the bigger the commercial value extracted from a typeface. The license price is determined by two metrics: “Company Size” and “Follower Count”. The Company Size is the total number of employees at the Client’s company, not the size of their design department, the number of people using the fonts, or the size of the design agency they hire. The Follower Count is the total number of followers across all social media platforms that the licensee is using added together. The price is determined by the metric that weighs larger, as there can be big institutions that just get started with social media and one-person businesses like influencers with an enormous reach and revenue.

(i.a. if a Designer is using the Software to design something for their client, the license price is based on the clients “Company Size” or “Follower Count”. In this contract, the client is the “Licensee” and the designer is a “Subcontractor” doing work for the Licensee. If the Designer wants to use the typeface for a few clients, each of those clients need to have their own license where they are the Licensee and the designer is a Subcontractor.)
3. Purchase
Licenses may be purchased on behalf of a Client but the Client must be registered at purchase as the Licensee, informed about this EULA and provided with the invoice related to the purchase. The Client has to accept this agreement. Invoicing a Client at another price as the one displayed on our website is not allowed.
4. Permitted License Uses
26A1 grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable license to use the Software, solely for one or several specific use(s) as defined hereafter. The Company Size and/or Follower Count and the Permitted License Use(s) covered by the purchased license are specified when placing the order. The license is only valid after full payment is received and is non-refundable. The applicable purchase price is calculated on 26A1’s website and is subject to change at any time without notice. With the exception of the “Unlimited License”, you must purchase a license upgrade if the licensee grows beyond the Company Size and/or Follower Count covered by the license.
4.1. Unlimited License
An Unlimited License covers all media types (i.a. desktop/print, logo/wordmark, social media, web, app, video) and has no Company Size or Follower Count limit.
4.2. Desktop/Print License
With a Desktop/Print License, you can use the Software to create printed and digital documents, objects, merchandise, signage, and similar items for a brand.
4.3. Logo/Wordmark License
With a Logo/Wordmark License, you can use the Software to create a logo or wordmark for one brand. If you want to do this for another brand, you need to purchase another license. You can use this logo or wordmark anywhere (including in print, social media, videos, etc.).
4.4. Social Media License
With a Social Media License, you can use the Software to create social media assets to use on social media channels (such as Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, and TikTok). If you create video content for social media, you must also purchase a Video License.
4.5. Web License
With a Web License, you can use the Software on one web domain using the @font-face CSS method. If you want to use the Software on another domain, you must purchase another separate Web License. You can only use the WOFF and WOFF2 files that you received from us (no desktop fonts like OTF).
4.6. App License
With an App License, you can embed the Software in one application (i.a. a mobile app, web app, digital point-of-sale system, game etc.). If you want to use the Software for another application, you must purchase another separate App License.
4.7. Video License
A Video License allows you to use the Software to create content with animated or moving images. You need this license if you create video content for YouTube, Netflix, television, movies, commercials, and video boards. If you create video content for social media, you need both a Video License and a Social Media License.
4.8. Trial License
A free Trial License allows you to use the Software to decide if you want to purchase a license. If you are a designer, you can also use the trial fonts to make design suggestions to your clients. The usage of the Software is strictly limited for testing, evaluation and pitching purposes and must remain within an internal and non-commercial context. Trial License Software comes with a limited character set.
5. Student Discounts
Licenses purchased with a Student Discount can only be used for personal projects as part of your studies, but not for work with clients. For example, with a Student Desktop/Print License, you can design a poster for your typography class but if you design anything for a client, they must purchase a license. After you finish your studies, you can continue to use the Software for the personal projects you started during your studies until your business grows larger.
You may not:
  • copy, convert, modify, rename, distribute, sell, lease, rent, lend, give away, or transfer the Software or any portion thereof without the prior written consent of 26A1. Any modifications must be discussed with 26A1 as a bespoke project.
  • reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble the Software, except to the extent that such activity is expressly permitted by applicable law.
  • use the Software in any racist, homophobic, transphobic, or sexist context, or to promote violence or discrimination.
  • use of the Software in a political or religious context without getting our permission.
  • make derivative works based on the Software.
  • use the Software for a non-fungible token (NFT) without getting our permission.
  • use the Software in any way that is against the law.

You are responsible for taking all necessary steps to prevent unauthorized access to the Software, and to any copies thereof. You may not embed the Software in a way that end users can access them or put the Software on public servers or in public repositories. You must ensure that any employees, representatives, or third parties granted access to the Software are made aware of the terms and conditions of this EULA and that they comply with them. If you need to reproduce a particular document, you may provide a copy of the Software to a printer or service bureau for final output, but you must ensure that any of these copies are erased upon completion of the work.
Copyright and Intellectual Property
The Software is protected by copyright laws and international copyright treaties, as well as other intellectual property laws and treaties. The Software is licensed, not sold. The Software and the intellectual property of the design contained are owned by 26A1 and/or its contractors. This EULA does not grant you any right, title, or interest in the Software or the intellectual property contained therein. Intellectual Property includes, but is not limited to, all trademarks, patents, patent applications, non-patented inventions, designs, design applications, non-registered designs, copyrights, trade secrets, know-how, and any other intellectual property related to the Software. You shall refrain from taking any action that may infringe, impair, or otherwise jeopardize 26A1's intellectual property rights relating to the Software.
Without prejudice to any other rights, 26A1 shall be entitled to terminate this EULA without notice upon failure by you to comply with its terms and conditions. In such event, you must immediately cease all use of the Software and erase all copies of the Software in your possession.
Disclaimer of Warranties
The Software, including any accompanying documentation and materials, is provided "AS IS" without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including, without limitation, warranties of merchantability, performance, non-infringement and fitness for a particular purpose. 26A1 does not warrant that the Software will meet your requirements or that the operation of the Software will be uninterrupted or error-free and is not responsible and has no obligation to assist you for any installation or utilization problem of the Software. 26A1 is not responsible and has no obligation to upgrade or to replace the Software with newer versions.
Limitation of Liability
In no event shall 26A1 be liable for any consequential, indirect, or punitive damages whatsoever (including, without limitation, damages for lost profits, lost data, lost savings, lost business, or opportunities, business interruption or loss of reputation) arising out of the use or inability to use the Software, even if 26A1 has been advised of the possibility of such damages. The Licensee assumes all risk and responsibility for the installation and use of the Software. Under no circumstances shall 26A1’s liability exceed the price that the Software was purchased for. 26A1 produces fonts using modern technology and tests them thoroughly, but we cannot guarantee that they will work perfectly on all old systems or with all cutting-edge technologies.
Licensee’s Liability
In the event of a use of the Software without a valid or adequate License, the infringer shall pay to 26A1 a retroactive license for the illegitimate use. The price of the retroactive license shall be calculated based on the applicable license purchase price, plus an additional surcharge of at least 200%.
Without prejudice of the foregoing, 26A1 reserves its right to claim for any damages, loss, and costs (including attorney’s fees and expenses) that 26A1 may incur or suffer in relation to any breach of this EULA.
1. No Deductions on Payments
All payments made to 26A1 must be made in full, with no deductions allowed. This includes any taxes or fees such as withholding taxes or conversion fees for international bank transfers that may be applicable in your country.
2. Severability
In the case that one or several of the provisions of this Agreement should be declared null and void, invalid, or inapplicable for any reason, the other provisions of this Agreement shall remain valid and enforceable to the fullest extent possible.
3. Amendments
This EULA can be modified at any time without prior consent or notification by 26A1. Any changes will be effective immediately upon posting. Specific changes may be requested in writing and must be approved by 26A1 in advance. Any waiver of rights or permissions by 26A1 shall not be deemed a continuing waiver or waiver of future rights.
Governing Law
This EULA shall be governed by the laws of Germany, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law.
Entire Agreement
This EULA constitutes the entire agreement between you and 26A1 and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether oral or written, between you and 26A1.