VTF was created in 2010 by Frank Adebiaye as a logic continuation to his blog about typography and type design. He started it on his own, but he promptly invited other type lovers to join him in his adventure. The Velvetyne collective was thus born, and it has grown over the years up to the respectable number of 10 brave glyph sorcerers. Years after years, the collective grew, changed, welcoming new active members and publishing new designers. It shape is never fixed.

The Velveteam can be separated into 2 intercrossing groups, the directing team, discussing every day on their Telegram chat about the direction in the which make the foundry go, the new releases, the next workshops and which knife maker is the best. In the other hand, the published designers have their font(s) in the catalogue but don’t take part on the foundry decisions. In years, Velvetyne made many friends, some of them that we could even call satellites of the foundry, or the foundry being satellites of them. You can fin an incomplete list of this family here.

The Velveteam

The Alumni

The 64 Published designers