Founded in 2011 by James Hultquist-Todd, Philadelphia-based JTD Type is an independent type foundry which makes high quality custom and retail typefaces for agencies, studios, and organizations around the world.

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Custom Typefaces

Along with designing and releasing retail type, JTD designs custom type for a wide variety of clients and industries. A selection is shown below.

  • Lidl
  • Collins
  • Facebook
  • Hamilton Type Foundry
  • Wordshape
  • Innit
  • Nike
  • Ookla
  • P22 Type Foundry
  • Samarskaya & Partners
  • Some Days
  • Sudtipos
  • University of Nebraska
  • Valve Software
  • Vans
  • Vassar College


Typeface Design
Typeface Development (Opentype Coding, Hinting, Spacing, Kerning)
Typeface Consultation
Custom Lettering
Logo Design

2727 Poplar St
Philadelphia, PA 19130

James Hultquist-Todd

Over the course of the past two decades, James has made clothes, type, identities, music, musical instruments, albums, websites, car parts, furniture, and (re)built cars. He spent several years apprenticing as a bespoke tailor. After which he ran an auto upholstery shop. In 2009, he became actively involved in both graphic and type design. He graduated with honors from The State University of New York Fredonia with a BFA in Graphic Design. James is also co-administrator of TypeDrawers and teaches Typeface Design at Tyler School of Art at Temple University.

Rachel Kriebel

Rachel graduated from the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia with a BFA in sculpture. She grew up learning to make furniture, repair cars, and had a great interest in machinery. She is currently involved with coding in Python, robotics, Digital Modeling and Design. :-)

Thank You

JTD would not exist without the help of an amazing community of people. It’s probably not wise to link to other foundries on your website but if you aren’t buying type here, these are all excellent people. A special thank you goes out to: Rich Kegler, Ian Lynam, Jeremy Mickel, Dan Reynolds, David Jonathan Ross, Megan Urban and Jason Dilworth, Craig Welsh and Jenna Flickinger, and anyone who has ever bought a typeface—you’re all the best!