Based near New York City and founded in 1992 by Mies Hora, Ultimate Symbol is a privately held company that creates electronic art for commercial publishing, graphic arts, signmaking, and corporate communications professionals. Ultimate Symbol Fonts (USF) are part of the award-winning Ultimate Symbol Collection, a suite of products designed to meet the needs of serious, discerning designers worldwide.
Underware is a (typo)graphic design studio which specializes in designing and producing typefaces. These are published for retail sale or are custom designed. The company was founded in 1999 by Akiem Helmling, Bas Jacobs and Sami Kortemäki. They are based in Den Haag, Helsinki and Amsterdam.