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A typeface for a sans serif city

Welcome to TilburgsAns


The typeface TilburgsAns is an art project making a digital portrait of the city of Tilburg. The artists explore how type and imagery can connect people in and outside the city. Typographer Sander Neijnens got his inspiration from the character of the city which resulted in a raw, humorous, experimental, swinging, idiosyncratic, surprising and practical typeface. The typeface is available in four weights: Light, Regular, Bold and Black. Illustrator Ivo van Leeuwen drew the accompanying icons that symbolize specific Tilburg locations, events, persons and terms. These icons are stocked in a seperate font: TilburgsAnsIcons123. TilburgsAns can be downloaded for free. When the icons are used, the image rights of third parties have to be respected. Information about the TilburgsAns project and instructions for the download and installation of the fonts can be read in the downloadable English brochure.  


On May 27, 2017 two new versions of the typeface were launched at the TYPO Berlin: TilburgsAnsText and TilburgsAnsIcons. The video of the presentation can be watched on the website of TYPO Talks.

On September 22, 2019 thirtythree new icons were added to the typeface. They are available in the font TilburgsAnIcons123. 



On May 27, 2017 the fonts TilburgsAnsText and TilburgsAnsIcons were launched at the international design conference TYPO Berlin. Designers Sander Neijnens and Ivo van Leeuwen gave a 45 minutes presentation and at the end the new punctuation mark jè was handed over to Jürgen Siebert, Marketing Director of Monotype.. The video of the presentation can be watched on the website TYPO Talks.

TilburgsAns became the Runner-Up for the Social Innovation Award 2017.