History


2023

The "November" project received the Grand Prize in the “<RedDot Award 2023> best of best in Brands & Communication Design category.” 

Selected as <2024 South Korea Growth Champion> 
‘Sandoll’ has been selected for the <2024 South Korea Growth Champion> endorsed by 'The Korea Economic Daily'

Held the [Sandoll SAISIOT] Type Conference 
A type conference was held to share knowledge on the topic of typography. [Sandoll SAISIOT] symbolizes change through interaction, and embodies the commitment to creating positive change and growth together.

Developed 「LG EI Headline」 for ‘LG’  

Hosted the Hangeul Day collaborative exhibition [My Favorite Hangeul]  
To commemorate Hangeul Day, an exhibition was hosted in collaboration with over 100 creators. Through this project, the form of ‘Hangeul’ as a script was reexamined, and its endless possibilities were conveyed.

Developed 「Jalnan Gothic」 for ‘GC company’  

Webfont product launched on the ‘SandollCloud’ platform  
Leveraging new web font technology optimized for the Korean web font environment and Hangeul, a new, easy-to-use web font service has been launched.

‘Sandoll MetaLab’ Acquires Digital Stock Service ‘BBTree’
Sandoll's subsidiary, ‘Sandoll MetaLab’ acquired ‘BBTree’ and expanded its business scope to include stock image services utilizing generative image technology. Sandoll is broadening its IP to encompass essential content for creation, from fonts to stock images.


2022

‘Sandoll Inc’ listed on KOSDAQ
‘Sandoll Inc’ became the first in the industry to be listed on the KOSDAQ

Developed 「Alibaba Sans KR」 for ‘Alibaba’

Developed 「NanumSquare Neo」 for ‘Naver’

Developed 「LINE Seed」 for ‘LINE’

Developed 「Coupang Sans」 for ‘Coupang’

Registered a technology patent for webfont services
A technical patent has been registered for the method of web font service in the font service system.
(Patent No. 10-2420159)

Released NFT project ‘TYPY’
Sandoll Metalab is researching advanced blockchain technology that can separate and recombine NFTs, linking the scientific principles of Hangeul to the core identity of TYPY.


Registered a technical patent for font recognition

A technical patent has been registered for neural network training data for font recognition, as well as for an AI-based font recognition method and recognition system.

(Patent No. 10-2349506) (Patent No. 10-2349510)


Launched image font search app ‘Font Font’



2021


Established the subsidiary company, ‘Sandoll MetaLab’

‘Sandoll MetaLab’ researches and utilizes new technologies to create services that can assist creators across a diverse range of fields.


Launched ‘Iam’, Sandoll's mobile-exclusive font brand


Developed 「LCK Title」 and 「LCK Subtitle」 for ‘Riot Games’


Developed the exclusive font ‘Toss Product Sans’ for 'Toss,' a Korean financial service platform



2020


Launched the [Font Usage Range Integration] campaign for simplifying the licenses, enabling risk-free use of font products

‘SandollCloud’ has abolished license distinctions for the convenience of users and to facilitate a free environment for font usage.


Released ‘SandollCloud’ mobile version


Developed 「IBM Plex Sans KR」, 「IBM Plex Sans JP」 for ‘IBM’


Developed 『Sandoll Comp』 series, 「Sandoll CompSerif」

It is the first Latin-exclusive font released by Sandoll, and it is also a variable font.


Developed 「Sandoll GretaSans」

It is the Korean version of 「Greta Sans」 a large multilingual family from the Dutch type foundry Typotheque. With a total of 10 weights, it offers a wide range of usability from very small body text to very thick headlines.



2019


Presented CJK font production techniques at ‘ATypI 2019’ 
Participated and presented at ATypI, the world's largest font conference.

 

Developed 『Euljiro』 series for the E-commerce platform ‘BAEMIN’


Developed 「RIDI Batang」 for the content platform ‘RIDI’


Held a unveiling presentation for the new font, 「Sandoll Jeongche」
Announced the new body text font 「Sandoll Jeongche」, which transcends the boundaries of Gothic (San-Serif) and Myeongjo (Serif) styles.



2018

New spinoff entity Sandoll Inc

Purpose of spinoff include font business expansion and  strengthening service offering.


Transformed the ‘SandollCloud’ into a broader service area as a platform business
The ‘SandollCloud’' service has been expanded to allow free use of fonts from various foundries.


Developed a font for Chilsung boatyard, 「Sandoll Chilsung Boatyard」


Developed 「Sandoll Hoyoyo」

It is the first variable width font developed by ‘Sandoll’. As a groundbreaking font that breaks away from conventional formats and structures, it offers users a novel experience.


Developed 「Sandoll Nemony」

This font, characterized by its bright and cheerful impression, is designed for much more versatile use than the traditional solid square-framed typefaces



2017

Winner of <2017 iF Design Award>,「Hyundai Sans」

Winner of <2017 Red Dot Award> 「Hyundai Sans」



2016


Hosted the 570th Hangeul Day special exhibition [DNA of Hangeul Type]

From the ideation to design, development, and hinting of Korean fonts widely used in everyday life, the process of creating fonts has been organized into a single flow, making it easy for visitors to understand


Developed 「Kakao Friends」 for ‘Kakao Friends‘


Developed「NanumSquare」 for ‘Naver’


「NanumSquare」 won the first place in Hangeul category at <2016 GRANSHAN>


「Sandoll LateSpring」 won the second place in Hangeul category at <2016 GRANSHAN>



2015

「Sandoll Sandoll Jebi2」, <2015 GRANSHAN> Won the first place in Hangeul Category


2014

Launched cloud font service ‘SandollCloud’

Sandoll launched ‘SandollCloud’, a cloud font service that allows convenient use of Sandoll's fonts anytime, anywhere.


Sandoll was in charge of Hangeul design part of 「Noto Sans」, as a representative Font Foundry of Korea

As a leading font foundry in Korea, Sandoll was responsible for the Hangeul design of 「Noto Sans」.


「Sandoll MyeongjoNeo1」, 「Sandoll GothicNeo1」 won the first and second place respectively in Hangeul category of <GRANSHAN 2014>


「Sandoll Tokyo」 Won the first place in display type category in <GRANSHAN 2014>


「'OllehNeo」, exclusively customized for KT won the main prize in the typography category at the <2014 Red Dot Design Award>



2011


Developed 『Sandoll GothicNeo』 series, 「Sandoll GothicNeo1」

This body text font is designed with a user-centric approach, encapsulating Sandoll's technology and experience.


Incorporated 「Apple SD Sandoll GothicNeo」 into Apple's OS X and iOS



2008


Established ‘Sandolltium Co., Ltd.,’ a company specializing in Hangeul cultural products


Developed 「Samsung」, the first corporate-exclusive font in South Korea

It is a corporate-exclusive font developed through a collaboration between Sandoll and Samsung Electronics. It was created to provide a consistent Samsung experience at all user touchpoints.


Customized 「Nanum serif」 for ‘Naver’



2007



Hosted ‘Korea Japan Typography Forum’

2003


Developed 「Yonandi」 for ‘Hyundaicard’

2002


Applied Manual Hinting technique for the first time during the ‘Microsoft’ 「Malgun Gothic」 project

Sandoll participated as a project partner for embedding Korean fonts in Windows.



1995

Supplied font package Hangeul style to ‘Hancom Inc’


1992


Developed 「Sandoll Jebi」

It is Sandoll's representative body text font, a modern reinterpretation of the Myeongjo (Serif) style.



1984


‘Sandoll’, the beginning of a long history

Shocked by the reality of importing Hangeul typesetting from Japan, CEO Seok Geum-ho established ‘Sandoll Typographics’, South Korea's first Korean font foundry.