About Exljbris

The Arnhem based one-man foundry Exljbris was founded in 2004 by Dutchman Jos Buivenga. In 2008, while still working at an advertising agency, he released his first commercial typeface Museo with several weights offered for free. That strategy paid off and Museo became a bestseller. Several typefaces and one bankrupt employer later, he now works full time at exljbris Font Foundry.

An ex libris is a label bearing the owner's name that is pasted usually on the inside cover of a book. Jos's initials are ljb, so that's how he created his foundry's name: exljbris, pronounced ex-lee-bris.