Maltatype is a showcase of traditional typography adorning the streets of Malta and Gozo.
The project originated from a love of type, with signs that are embedded within the Maltese cultural landscape and informed by its distinct styles and techniques.More than just placards, we consider these valuable historic artefacts that often go unnoticed by the public in a saturated urban environment. Maltatype celebrates these signs, their history and their makers, giving them relevance and recognition in the 21st century and beyond.
Our approach is as much a preservation of the past as it is a glance into the future. We aim to elevate these signs beyond their place on derelict and neglected buildings, by creating original work that is designed to sustain their timeworn beauty while giving them value in a contemporary context.