Born on 5th of September 1978, Nikola grew up playing and learning in his father’s DTP studio, where he was surrounded by the amazing world of the late 80’s and early 90’s graphic design, a period when technological breakthroughs opened up new possibilities for everyone in the business. Naturally, he became a graphic designer. He got his master’s degree in graphic design from the Faculty of Applied Arts (University of Arts in Belgrade) in 2002.
However, type design was a different story. This peculiar and seemingly uninteresting craft was something he grew to love only when he was in his thirties and years into the business. He had to push himself hard so as to develop the discipline required to master this particular art. By 2016 he has designed more than a dozen typefaces. Among his most well known typeface designs are Breakers, Argumentum, and the awarded Chiavettieri. Once mystified by his father’s craft, Nikola is now his proud partner at Kostic Type Foundry.
[Nikola Kostić, March 2016]