The Pyte Foundry is the commercial protraction of Ellmer Stefan’s 2016 free font lunacy of the same name. Through this website a selection of the back catalogue will be reissued, aside newly envisioned Pyte-faces balancing functionality and idiosyncrasy, historical reference points and contemporary design practice, hopefully to the delight of designers and readers alike.

Licensing Fonts

Font licenses are available in four different “sizes”: Mini, Small, Medium and Large. All licenses cover Desktop, Web and App/ePub use. The detailed scope of the license is displayed on checkout and bundled with the download package. For licensing options beyond the offered volumes, please get in contact.

By purchasing Fonts from The Pyte Foundry you agree and promise to comply to the terms stated in the End User License Agreement.

Test Fonts

Test Fonts are provided with a limited character set (A–Z, a–z, 0–9) and are for Desktop use and validation purpose only. By downloading the Test Fonts you agree and promise to comply to the terms stated in the Test Font License Agreement.

Custom Work

The Pyte Foundry is offering custom type design, bespoke lettering and logotypes, vector icons as well as typographic consultancy, research and workshops.

Please take a look at previously executed projects and get in contact to discuss potential collaborations!

Custom Type & Lettering work

A selection of custom type, lettering and logotypes.

Ellmer Stefan

… studied graphic and type design in Vienna, Arnhem and Leipzig. Since 2011 he runs an independent practice combining custom type design, historical research and self-initiated projects.

He is teaching regularly in typography and type design and has in the past collaborated with (amongst others) ANTI, Los&Co, Creuna Norway, NODE Oslo Berlin, Heydays, Olssøn Barbieri, Skald Forlag and Modest. In recent years he won the occasional award and honorable mention for his type design work.

Ellmer Stefan hereby would like to kindly thank Johannes Lang, Reymund Schröder and Tânia Raposo for their invaluable advice and mental support.

Privacy Policy

This website does not collect any personal information from its visitor nor does it place cookies or other buscuits in the visiting browser.

Payment is processed using Stripe, a reliable and safe payment solution provider. Besides payment processing, the provided information is used by The Pyte Foundry for internal purpose only (e.g. sending updates of font files). The Pyte Foundry does not provide any information on its customers to third parties. Customer information will not be used for marketing activities of any kind.

Please get in contact for inspection, deletion or change of your customer information stored by The Pyte Foundry.


The Pyte Foundry AS
Org-Nr. NO 921 995 962 MVA
c/o Ellmer Stefan
Fredrik Haslunds gate 6
0556 Oslo | Norway

Design & Code: internetfriendsforever
This site runs on: Sanity.io
Font Engineering: Edgar Walthert

This creative (re-)Startup endeavour is financially supported by Norsk kulturråd.