Four of the five associates of abc litera met at the school of design in St.Gallen. After completing Jost Hochuli's workshop on Typographic Design in St.Gallen, the three young designers Dominik Hafen, Bernhard Senn and Roland Stieger founded TGG Hafen Senn Stieger, a studio specialized in the fields of typography and visual communication. Contact between them and Jost Hochuli continued and led to a close collaboration when TGG started digitizing Hochuli's hand-drawn artwork for the Allegra type family. When Jonas Niedermann joined TGG, he worked on the digitization of Allegra, and subsequently graduated from the MA course in Typeface Design at the University of Reading, UK. In early 2014, the five friends eventually founded abc litera GmbH. Following the previously-released Allegra, Roland Stieger's sans serif typeface Alena and Caligula, an additional serif type family by Jonas Niedermann will soon be available from abc litera.