Akiem Helmling (1971) lives and works in Den Haag, the Netherlands. He is 1/3 of the three-headed monster called Underware. Underware are German Akiem Helmling, Dutchman Bas Jacobs, and Finn Sami Kortemaki. Their work is among the most popular independent type foundries — happy-go-lucky, high-quality, text-friendly typefaces for both display use and comprehensive typesetting. Underware’s typefaces stand out thanks to unique aesthetics, finished quality, and a considered collective presence.