XYZ Type is the independent type foundry jointly owned and operated by Ben Kiel (St. Louis, Missouri) and Jesse Ragan (Brooklyn, New York). The two typeface designers strive to make fonts that are unexpected but practical, drawing upon their experience working with branding, advertising, and publication designers.
Many of our retail fonts started out as client commissions. Working backward from a real-world application gives the typeface a clear point of view and increases the likelihood that it will be useful to a broader audience.
—Ben Kiel & Jesse Ragan