Thomas Sokolowski founded the Apply Design Group, which specialises in designing innovative and high-value products, in Hanover in 1989. During the 1990s he created many typefaces, some of which are considered to be classics of their time. Since 1999, the Group has been working with photography too, offering an alternative to the established picture agencies. It is now moving into the realms of music and sound too, in order to offer a complete package to clients.
Sokolowski runs the Group along with the type designers Stephen Boss, Jens Gehlhaar, Yanek Iontef, and Manfred Klein. His typeface designs include ransom note fonts, such as Mystery Mixed, as well as Old Typewriter.
[LC, December 2009]