Evotype consists in a generative system to type design based on an evolutionary algorithm. It relies on the idea of automatic assembling visual components to create glyphs for various characters. The system takes as input a Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file containing a set of shapes that the system uses to construct glyphs. Thus, the glyphs evolved by the system are constructed from shapes provided by the user. The construction of the glyphs involve the translation, rotation, scaling, and mirroring of the shapes. The whole construction plan of each glyph is encoded in its genotype, wherein each gene encodes one shape, as well as its position, angle, scale, and if it is mirrored. The system employs a combination of Deep Learning with distance metrics to assign fitness and this way automatically evolve glyphs. The evolved glyphs demonstrate the ability of the system to generate a wide variety of alternative glyphs that push the boundaries between legibility and expressiveness.