A Digital Type Foundry & Academic Resource

About Us

TypeCulture® LLC is an independent digital type foundry and academic resource owned by Mark Jamra. The TypeCulture name is a registered trademark.

Mark Jamra is a type designer, graphic designer and Associate Professor at Maine College of Art in Portland, Maine. He has designed and produced typefaces for over 30 years. His lettering and typefaces have been shown in numerous exhibitions and have received awards from the Association Typographique Internationale (ATypI) and the Type Directors Club (TDC). He has lectured, conducted workshops and taught graphic design, type design and history at colleges in the U.S. and Europe. He has also been a typographic consultant to the Hewlett-Packard Research Laboratories in Bristol, England and to URW Software & Type GmbH in Hamburg, Germany. Mark is currently on the ATypI’s board of directors; he also creates short documentary videos and is a co-founder of Jamra Patel, a studio for collaborative type design projects.

Jamie Peloquin is the designer and manager of the TypeCulture® website. He graduated from Maine College of Art and began his career focusing on information graphics and publication design. He later moved to New York, taking a position at Chermayeff & Geismar Inc., where he was involved with identity, print and new media projects for clients such as Major League Baseball, Domus Magazine, Feed (online magazine) and the Columbia School of Journalism. Eventually, Jamie was drawn back to Portland, focusing more on web and new media related design at ImageWorks and Axon. Jamie has over 16 years of web design and development experience and is currently the owner of Jamie Peloquin Design, where he is focusing on Web design and usability, creating high-quality standards-based Web sites.

Melanie Duarte is our typeface development and production assistant. She received her BFA in graphic design from Maine College of Art before traveling to England to earn an MA in Typeface Design at the University of Reading. Having returned to the U.S., Melanie lives in Portland with her husband Andrew Berry, their infant daughter and two cats.