The Tasman family was conceived in 2009 as my final project in the Type and Media masters course at The Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. It is now available for licensing via the Re-Type foundry. Tasman is a sturdy, warm general purpose type family. Its characters are unambiguous: strong serifs, punctuation and diacritics, large small caps and hybrid figures, and strong shifts in weight between styles. Tasman was first conceived as a typeface for newspapers: the personality is as warm and playful as possible without losing the tone required to deliver all kinds of news.