Undercase Type is the independent type foundry of Phaedra Charles and Flavia Zimbardi. They met while attending the Type@Cooper Extended Program at the Cooper Union in 2016, and have been collaborating since.

Phaedra Charles (she/they) is a Brooklyn-based typeface designer and lettering artist. From 2011-2014, she was Senior Designer at Louise Fili Ltd, and was a partner at Charles&Thorn, a boutique typographic and illustration studio.

Flavia Zimbardi is a typeface designer and visual artist. Native from Rio de Janeiro, she is currently based in Berlin after spending 7 years in New York where she collaborated with renowned foundries such as Commercial Type, Frere-Jones, and AdobeFonts. Flavia was the first Brazilian woman to have a typeface awarded by the Type Directors Club in 2018.

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