Welcome to Leinster Type, the type foundry of Australian born Type Designer—Troy Leinster (me), and friends.
After 13 years as a graphic designer I started studying type design full-time in 2009—I've traveled extensively to collect my knowledge from many different Instructors, most of them personal hero's in the type industry. I started my journey in Brisbane and have lived in Melbourne, The Hague, Amsterdam, and New York.
I hold a Masters Degree in Typeface Design from the Type & Media program at The Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in The Hague, The Netherlands—and a Postgraduate Certificate in Typeface Design from the Type@Cooper Program at Cooper Union in New York. From 2014-2021, I was a full-time typeface designer at the Hoefler&Co Type Foundry. My projects included retail typefaces such as the Ringside superfamily, Operator Mono, Peristyle, Isotope, Cesium, Parliament, and Decimal.
I have accumulated over ten years of typeface design experience and now share my knowledge with students of the Principles of Typeface Design course at Cooper Union, The Type at Cooper Condensed Program, and through Typemasters one-on-one typeface design coaching.
Most of the fonts released at Leinster Type are designed by myself, however there will be a release from time-to-time by a talented type designer who I've had the pleasure of collaborating with on their project.
I hope you enjoy using our fonts as much as we've enjoyed making them.
Although our focus is on retail font releases, we are happy to work with you to customize our fonts to suit your needs. Please reach out if this is something you'd like to learn more about.