Artur Schmal is a graphic designer, born in The Netherlands. He has a passion for drawing and typography, which goes back to his childhood. Schmal was educated at Grafisch Liceum in Rotterdam and later at the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in The Hague. It was there, that Schmal caught the 'type fever', as he describes himself. This led to a Master degree in typeface design at Type & Media (KABK), which he successfully completed in 2003.
His final project – a slab serif typeface inspired by Edmund Fry and Thorowgood – has been later developed with Fred Smeijers into what is now OurType Parry and Parry Grotesque.
His typefaces Parry and Parry Grotesque joined the OurType collection in 2006, fully updated versions following in 2010. Artur's latest designs – Bonnie, Bonnie SemiCondesed, and Bonnie Condensed – have beed developed and produced by OurType and joined the collection in 2014.