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McGill University
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29 Letters
[Pascal Naji Zoghbi]

Lebanon-based Arabic type designer who runs the Arab type news and blog site called Arabic Typography. KHTT link. An ex-student of the KABK in 2006, he currently is a part time instructor of design and typography at Notre Dame University, Louaize, Lebanon, as well as a part time instructor of typography at the American University of Beirut (AUB), both since 2007. His Arabic type foundry is called 29letters.

At ATypI 2008 in St. Petersburg, he ran a workshop on the Arabic Kufi script. Speaker at ATypI 2010 in Dublin on the topic of political resistance and expression through graffiti in Lebanon and Palestine. His contributions to type design:

  • Massira. He has embarked on a project with Martin Majoor to design some Arabic fonts that fit Majoor's designs. He writes: Massira is my graduation typeface at Type&Media postgraduate course at The Royal Academy of Arts [KABK] in The Hague. Huda AbiFares contacted me while I was finalizing Massira and presented the opportunity to collaborate with the Dutch type designer Martin Majoor to design an Arabic typeface, which is part of the Typographic Matchmaking 01 project organized by Khatt Foundation. At first I was a bit worried due to the fact that it would be my first professional type design work and that the due date was too close. However, after taking a closer look at Martins type FFSeria and analyzing its characteristics, I noticed that the treatment of the stroke and the structure of the letters shared similarities with Massira. In both fonts the use of sharp broken curves and crispy feel is present. Consequently, I grew confident in project and decided to use Massira as a starting point for the new Arabic companion of FFSeria. Echo, which is Sada in Arabic, is the repetition of a sound caused by the reflection of sound waves from a surface. Accordingly, Sada is the echo of FFSeria. The modifications on Massira consisted of making Sada perform like FFSeria. It had to have the same point size, line space, color, contrast and feel as FFSeria. Concerning the details of Sada and the inclined angle of the vertical strokes, it was derived from the FFSeria Italic. So Sada has the same feel as the Roman but is inspired from the Italic. More on the Sada project. In 2009, Sada was renamed FF Seria and published by FontFont.
  • Another project of Zoghbi involves a type family being developed for newspaper headlines.
  • In 2007, he created a 3-style Phoenician type family called Fniqiya.
  • Alef Pixel Caps Type for Alef Magazine (2008). Done with Huda AbiFares. This is a Latin ornamental type family.
  • Al Rouiya Arabic Type for the Al Rouiah Newspaper in Kuwait, 2008.
  • Bukra Extra Bold display type for Ibn Battuta Mall in Dubai, 2008. Looks like Futura Bold.
  • A corporate font under the heading, Arabic for Univers (2008). Zoghbi: An Arabic corporate typeface for a global shipping and transport company. The Arabic is intended to work with the Latin type Univers. Unfortunately, I can't mention the name of the company nor the design firm I did this Arabic type work for. I was the Arabic type consultant/specialist and associate type designer alongside Leah Hoffmitz. The font will used in all Arabic publications, ads and packaging for the company.
  • Baseet (2009) is a hybrid Neo-Naskh / Modern Kufi geometric typeface. It is a mixture of straight vertical, horizontal and diagonal pen stokes incorporated in-between curved corners and edges.
  • At FontStruct, he made Arapix (2009).
  • UAE Embassy Corporate Type (2010). This is a commissioned Latin typeface based on the same concept as of an Arabic font. Each of the 26 Latin letters has Caps, Initial, Medial and Final shape enabling the letters to connect as in the Arabic script. The drawing of the letters was all done using the Arabic calligraphic bamboo stick and based on the Naskh Calligraphic Style. Opentype help from Erik van Blokland.
  • The Mathaf Corporate Arabic-Latin Font (2011). Mathaf Arab Museum of Modern Art opened its doors to contemporary Arab art lovers in December 2010 in Doha, Qatar.
  • Nada Debs (2010): a contemporary geometric Kufi type commissionewd by Nada Debs.
  • For Ascender, he did Droid Arabic Naskh (see OFL), Droid Persian Naskh, and Droid Arabic Kufi (OFL).
  • 29LT Azer, done with Ian Party and Wael Morcos: Azer in Arabic means friendly, ready to assist and lend a hand. This multilingual typeface combines simple lines with careful detailing to create a serious but approachable look. The Arabic is a Naskh / Kufi hybrid and retains a balance between calligraphic angular cuts and unadorned construction. The Latin is a humanist sans-serif with crisp cuts based on the broad nip pen calligraphic structure and contemporary outlines. The fonts include Arabic, Farsi, Urdu and Latin variants.
  • Pascal Zoghbi revived the 1950s font system by Nasri Khattar called Unified Arabic as UA Neo B and UA Neo B.
Speaker at ATypI 2011 in Reykjavik. Speaker at ATypI 2013 in Amsterdam. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ablaze Studio
[James Cianciaruso]

James Cianciaruso (Ablaze Studio) (b. 1967) lives in the UK. Dafont link. He created these fonts: Chaos Times (2007, grunge), Arkham (2007, Arabic simulation face), Leicester (2007, old typewriter face), and Veggi terra (2007, fruit and veggie dingbats). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Adam C. King

Designer of the Arabic simulation (or "faux Arabic") font Imperialist (2003), a protest against the American approach in the Middle East. Adam C. King is based at UW-Stout in Menomonie, WI. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Adien Gunarta
[Fontastic Indonesia]

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Agung Yuwanda

Bandung, Indonesia-based designer (b.1981) of Aloha Kufi (2011, Arabic simulation face).

Dafont link. Klingspor link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Agustina Ruiz

Buenos Aires-based creator of an elegant ornamental Arabic simulation typeface called Mehndi (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alejandro Paul
[Sudtipos]

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Aleksandra Georgieva

Sofia, Bulgaria-based designer of several unnamed typefaces in 2013. These include octagonal typefaces, as well as Hebrew, Arabic and oriental simulation typefaces. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alessandro Segalini
[Izmir University of Economics]

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Alexei Chekulayev
[Double Alex Team]

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Alphabetum
[Juan-José Marcos García]

Juan-José Marcos García (b. Salamanca, Spain, 1963) is a professor of classics at the University of Plasencia in Spain. He has developed one of the most complete Unicode fonts named ALPHABETUM Unicode for linguistics and classical languages (classical&medieval Latin, ancient Greek, Etruscan, Oscan, Umbrian, Faliscan, Messapic, Picene, Iberic, Celtiberic, Gothic, Runic, Modern Greek, Cyrillic, Devanagari-based languages, Old&Middle English, Hebrew, Sanskrit, IPA, Ogham, Ugaritic, Old Persian, Old Church Slavonic, Brahmi, Glagolitic, Ogham, ancient Greek Avestan, Kharoshti, Old Norse, Old Icelandic, Old Danish and Old Nordic in general, Bengali, Hindi, Marathi, Phoenician, Cypriot, Linear B with plans for Glagolitic). This font has over 5000 glyphs, and contains most characters that concern classicists (rare symbols, signs for metrics, epigraphical symbols, "Saxon" typeface for Old English, etcetera). A demo font can be downloaded [see also Lucius Hartmann's place]. His Greek font Grammata (2002) is now called Ellenike.

He also created a package of fonts for Latin paleography (medieval handwriting on parchments): Capitalis Elegans, Capitalis Rustica, Capitalis Monumentalis, Antiqua Cursiva Romana, Nova Cursiva Romana *2014), Uncialis, Semiuncialis, Beneventana Minuscula, Visigothica Minuscula, Luxoviensis Minuscula, Insularis Minuscula, Insularis Majuscula, Carolingia Minuscula, Gothica Textura Quadrata, Gothica Textura Prescissa, Gothica Rotunda, Gothica Bastarda, Gothica Cursiva, Bastarda Anglicana (2014) and Humanistica Antiqua. PDF entitled Fonts For Latin Palaeography (2008-2014), in which Marcos gives an enjoyable historic overview.

Alphabetum is not Marcos's only excursion into type design. In 2011, he created two simulation fonts called Sefarad and Al Andalus which imitate Hebrew and Arabic calligraphy, respectively.

Cyrillic OCS (2012) is a pair of Latin fonts that emulate Old Church Slavonic (old Cyrillic).

In 2013, he created Cuneus, a cuneiform simulation typeface.

Paleographic fonts for Greek (2014) has ten fonts designed by Marcos: Angular Uncial, Biblical Uncial, Coptic Uncial, Papyrus Uncial, Round Uncial, Slavonic Uncial, Sloping Uncial, Minuscule IX, Minuscule XI and Minuscule XV. These fonts are representative of the main styles of Greek handwriting used during the Classical World and Middle Ages on papyrus and parchments. There is also a short manual of Greek Paleography (71 pages) which explains the development of Greek handwriting from the fourth century B.C. to the invention of printing with movable type in the middle of the fifteenth A.D. He wrote a text book entitled History of Greek Typography: From the Invention of Printing to the Digital Age (in Spanish). See also here and here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andreas Höfeld
[Fontgrube AH]

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Antoine Miquel

Illustrator and typographer in Paris, who created the modular display typeface Impulsif (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Arabic simulation faces

This list was compiled by "Character" in 2012:

  • Legend by F.H.E. Schneidler, 1937 for Bauer Type Foundry. Maybe the original in this genre.
  • Legende (URW, B&PGraphics). The URW font is in its Profonts collection and is due to Ralph M Unger in 2002.
  • Legend (1990, Softmaker/Brendel)
  • Legacy (FontBank)
  • Aladdin (WSI/IMSI)
  • Sinbad (Bay Animation)
  • Kobold (Brendel)
  • Semia Script (SSI/SSK)
  • Caliph (Scriptorium)
  • Bavand (unattributed - came with old PrintShop)
  • Khayyam (Type Revivals)
  • KarlKhayyam (SoftHorizons)
  • Sahara (Fantazia, IBS Future)
  • Harem (as displayed in the Solotype Catalog - no digitized font with that name)

Other in the Legend style include L690 Script (Softmaker), Legende (by Fraktur.de, and Legende (by AR Types). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bachir Soussi-Chiadmi

Designer of Bousni Carré LT (2002) and Bousni Ronde LT (2002) in the Linotype Taketype 5 collection. Bousni Ronde is a connected upright script with Arabic ingredients. And Bousni Carré is a squarish version of that. Bachir was a student at ESAD in Strasbourg, France, and a promising graphic designer. FontShop link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Barmee.com (was: Czcionki.com, or: Barme Fonts)
[Bartek Nowak]

Original fonts by Polishman Bartek Nowak (aka Barme, b. 1973) made in 2000-2001: BukwaNormal (Cyrillic), Nokian (pixel font), Passja, Xar, BarmeReczny, Elementarz (orthographic writing for kids) [see also here], Gotyk-Poszarpany (Fraktur, revamped in 2014 as Gotyk Nr 7), Afarat Ibn Blady (Arabic simulation face), Hieroglify, Kobajashi, Kwadryga, Magda (Basque), Maszyna (old typewriter), MaszynaAEG, Nerwus (scribbly, sketchy), Pascal, SecesjaPL (curly font: a revival of Herman Ihlenburg's ultra-Victorian face Nymphic, 1889), Zakret, RecycleIt, Sandwich, Keiser Sousa, Manifest.

Alternate URL.

Font list (with repetitions): 4Mini, BarmeReczny, Elementarz, Fiesta, GotykPoszarpany, GrubaBerta, Hieroglify, Infantyl, KeiserSousa, Kobajashi, Kwadryga, Magda, Manifest-Niski, Manifest, MaszynaAEG, MiniMasa, MiniSet, MiniSter, Nerwus, Nokian, Nokian2, Opeln2001-Prosty, Opeln2001, Opeln2001Szeroki, Pascal, Passja, Premiership, RecycleIt, Sandwich, SecesjaPL, Szablon, Wabene, Xar, Zakret, MiniForma, MiniStrzalki, Miniline, Minitot, Ulisson, Astalamet (2002), Gosford (2002), Volan (2002), Establo, QuatronFat, Infantyl (2002), Quatron (2002), YnduFat (2002), YnduOut (2002).

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This site carried these fonts in May 2008: 4Mini, Afarat-ibn-Blady, Astalamet, AstalametPure, BarmeReczny, Cyree, DorBlue, ElementarzDwa, Erton, Establo, EstabloFat, Fiesta, Gosford, GotykPoszarpany, GrubaBerta, Hieroglify, HongKong (oriental simulation), Infantyl, InfantylFat, InfantylItalic, InfantylOut, Jiczyn, KeiserSousa, Kobajashi, Komix, Kwadryga, Lola, Magda, Manifest-Niski, Manifest, MaszynaAEG, MaszynaRoyalDark, MaszynaRoyalLight, MiniBet, MiniForma2, MiniJasc, MiniKongo, MiniLine2, MiniMasa, MiniQuan, MiniQuanMniejszy, MiniSet2, MiniSter, MiniStrzalki, MiniTot, Nerwus, Nokian, Nokian2, Opeln2001-Prosty, Opeln2001, Opeln2001Szeroki-Metro, Opeln2001Szeroki, Pascal, Paskowy, Passja, Quatron, QuatronFat, RecycleIt, Sandwich, SecesjaPL, Sloneczko, Szablon, Tabun, TechnicznaPomoc-Italic, TechnicznaPomoc, TechnicznaPomocRound, Ulisson, Vaderiii, Volan, Wabene, Xar.

In 2011, he established the commercial foundry GRIN3.

Dafont link. Klingspor link. Fontspace link. GRIN3 link. Old free font URL.

Showcase of Bartek Nowak's commercial fonts. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Bartek Nowak
[Barmee.com (was: Czcionki.com, or: Barme Fonts)]

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Betterfear.us (or: XXII Fonts, Or Doubletwo Studios)
[Lecter Johnson]

Lecter Johnson (Betterfear.us) published many free fonts between 2007-2012. At Behance, we find the name John Thorn (Germany) and a mention of Hamburg, but also a reference to Greatwhite in Beirut, Lebanon.

Typefaces: XXII Sinoz DSP (2010-2011, elliptical face), XXII Gory Bastard (2011), XXII BLACKMETAL WARRIOR (2010), XXII Menga (2010, a technical sans family), XXIIARMY (2007, stencil), XXIIDECONSTRUCTION-DESTRUCTION-AREA (2007, grunge), XXIIDONT-MESS-WITH-VIKINGS-HARDCORE (2007, octagonal), XXIISTRAIGHT-ARMY, Army Dirty (grunge stencil), XXIIUltimate-Black-Metal (2007, cracked metal look), XXII Scratch (2007, scratchy face), XXII DEVILS-RIGHT-HAND (hand-printed), XXII BLACK-BLOCK (grunge), XXII MISANTHROPIA (2008, a rigid geometric sans family), XXII Arabian Onenightstand (2008: Arabic or Indic simulation face), XXII Urban Cutouts (2009, grunge), and XXII Static (2007, futuristic).

His web site has a threatening nazi sort of look, but the fonts are (were) free. Betterfear.us claims to be located in St. Pauli, Hamburg, and is also known on MyFonts, where some of its fonts can be bought, as Doubletwo Studios. These include XXII Yonia (rounded script family loaded with opentype features), XXII Goregrinder, XXII Grober Bleistift (2013, marker font), XXII Centar (a sans family with a free regular style), XXII Totenkult (2012), XXII Blackened Wood (2013), XXII Candylove (heavy signage or packaging script), XXII Centars Sans (2012), XXII Daemon Runes (2012), XXII Total Death (2012), XXII HandTypewriter (2012), XXII Daemon (2012), XXII Marker (2011), XXII BLACK BLOCK SERIFA (2008), XXII Mescaline (2009 Western style), XXII Misanthropia (2010, geometric sans), XXII Urban Cutouts (2010), XXII Marker (2011), XXII Blasphema (2011) and XXII STREITKRAFT (2008, a stencil family with grungy versions added). Older list of fonts: Devils Right Hand (blackboard script), Black Block (grunge), Static (techno), Ultimate Blackmetal, Scratch, Don't Mess With Vikings, Army Dirty (grunge stencil), Army Straight, Black Block Eroded.

Typefaces from 2014: XXII YeahScript (signage script).

Klingspor link. Alternate URL. Behance link. Dafont link. Another Behance link. Old URL. Another Dafont link Yert another Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Callum Crew

Bristol, UK-based graphic designer who created Harmony (2012, an Arabic simulation face inspired by the Alhambra in Granada) and Diversity (2013), a grid-based geometric typeface.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Canada Type
[Rebecca Alaccari]

Foundry in Canada, est. 2004 by Rebecca Alaccari in Toronto, and run by her and Patrick Griffin. Interview with Rebecca. Her faces can be bought through YouWorkForThem and MyFonts: Centennial Script (2007, a revival of an 1874-1876 high-contrast calligraphic script by Hermann Ihlenburg), Valet (2006, superb art deco face), Freco (2006, an art deco face loosely based on designs and letters of Fré Cohen), Silk Script (2006, based on 1956 Helmut Matheis script called Primadonna), Dominion (2006, based on an early 1970s film type called Lampoon), Johnny (2006, an art nouveau poster face that revives the Harem/Margit face by Phil Martin, 1969), Guillotine (2007), Mayfair (2006, a calligraphic face based on Mayfair Cursive by Middleton, 1932), Happy Birthday (2006, script), Geronimo (2005, brush style poster font), Rostrum (2005, a revival and expansion of a type called Oleander, designed in 1938 by Julius Kirn for the Genzsch&Heyse foundry in Hamburg), Apricot (2005; based on A.R. Bosco's Romany for ATF, 1934, but a major extension with many ligatures), Heathen (2005), Cougar (2004, a digital version of Martin Wilke's 1968 handwriting face Konzept), Puma (2004, brush face based on Herbert Thannhaeuser's 1954 Kurier), Big Brush (brush), Diva (connected script), Odette (high ascender display face after the Morris Benton 1918 American classic, Announcement Roman), Crucifix (2004, a severe octagonal face), Fore (2004, a bullethole face), Formula, Gamer (2004), Formula (2004), Kofi, Platoon (2004, a stencil face), Verso (2004), Secret Scrypt (2004, a handwriting face), Bluebeard (2004, blackletter by Patrick Griffin), Bolero (2004), Janice (2004, psychedelic), Jimi (2004, also psychedelic), Scroll (2004), Dominique (2004, upright script), Moxie (2004, a fat display family which includes a stencil), StockA (2004), StockB (2004, a fat stencil face), Stalker (2004, a destructionist face), Scroll (2004), Jonah (2005, a hippie face based on an early 1970s film type from Franklin Photolettering called Urban). MyFonts page. Phil Rutter and Patrick Griffin made Coffee Script (2004), the digital version of R. Middleton's Wave design for the Ludlow foundry, circa 1962. Phil Rutter and Rebecca Alaccari designed Almanac (2004), a script face based on Imre Reiner's London Script (1957) (and Rebecca did a subsequent redigitization in 2007 that led to Reiner Hand), Tiger Script (2004, based on Georg Trump's wild brush script Jaguar done in 1967 for C. E. Weber), and Ali Baba (2004), an Arabic simulation face originally designed by Georg Trump as Palomba (1955, C.E. Weber foundry). Patrick Griffin made Leather (2005, after Imre Reiner's 1933 blackletter face), Secret Scrypt (2005), Skullbats (2005), Slang (2004, a blood scratch face), Bluebeard (2004), Expo (2004, an octagonal family), and Dancebats (2004). Simone Wilkie designed Boyscout (2004) after the handwriting of her son. Helmut Matheis' Contact (1963, flowing script/brush) was digitized by Rebecca in 2004 as Bruschetta. Rebecca also made Steiner Special (2007, a revival of Swing, a film type by Peter Steiner, 1974), Genesis (2007, a digitization and extension of Grayda, a 1939 calligraphic script of Frank H. Riley at ATF), Evolver (2006, futuristic family), Redwood (2007, a calligraphic script based on Willard T. Sniffin's Raleigh Cursive (1929, ATF)), Orotund (2005, after the 1970s face Eight Ball; this was extended again in 2006 in her art nouveau typeface Huckleberry, which is a revival of the 1973 face of Gustav Jaeger called Mark Twain), Pendulum (2005, a fantastic flowing script based on Nebiolo's Americana, 1945), Jojo (2005, with B. Jacquet), Mascara (2004), Gala (2004, after Neon (1935, Giulio da Milano at Nebiolo)) and Bella Donna (2004, after a script made by Alessandro Butti in 1948, called Rondine).

Typefaces made in 2005: Jazz Gothic (Patrick Griffin), Showboat, Hunter (a revival of Imre Reiner's brush script Mustang, 1956), Quanta (stencil), Quiller (a script face based on J.J. Sierke's 1964 face Privat), Rhino (revival of Mobil, a 1960 face by Helmut Matheis for Ludwig&Mayer), Dominique (donated to FontAid), Secret Scrypt (donated to FontAid), Jackpot (2005, Western typeface remotely based on Cooper Playbill which in turn is related to Cooper Black, but it also has hippy 1968 influences), Sincerely (handwriting face based on Karlgeorg Hoefer's 1968 Elegance), Fontella (a digitization of Novarese's calligraphic script Elite), Boondock (digitization of Imre Reiner's Bazaar from 1956), Gumball (digitization of Papageno, a 1958 bubblegum font by Richard Weber for Bauer), Runway, Gamer, Dominique (OpenType handwriting face), Sterling Script (2005, by Alaccari and Griffin: a 7-weight digitization and extension of Stephenson Blake's 1952 clean copperplate script Youthline Script), Vox (2007, a 24-style monoline sans family done with Patrick Griffin), Vox Round (2013, a softer version), Evolver (2006, a 4-style futuristic family), Ambassador Script (2007, an Alaccari-Griffin revival of the angle-reduced calligraphic script Juliet by Nebiolo, 1955).

In 2005, Philip Bouwsma joined Canada Type, and designed a great calligraphic blackletter-inspired family, Torquemada. He designed many other typefaces for Canada Type in subsequent years.

VIP (2007, Rebeca Alaccari) is a humanist sans serif uppercase (and figures) combined with a freshly redrawn revival of the classic VGC Constanze initials originally designed by Harry Brodjian in 1970, and even further back, the Constanze Initials by Joachim Romann (1954-1956, Stempel). Chopper (2007, by Rebecca Alaccari) is a revival of Venture (a 1972 face for VGC by Harry Villhardt). Walter (2007, Rebecca Alaccari) is a digitization of Heritage (1952, ATF, a calligraphic script by Walter H. McKay). Celebrity (2007, Rebecca Alaccari) revives and extends the retro/techno face Latus (Willy Wirtz, 1971). Sympathique (2008, Alaccari) is an ultra-thin and ultra-tall face in the mold of Bernhard Fashion and other era poster or film faces (they say that it is rooted in the film faces Hairstreak and Mossman). Mullen Hand (2008) is a revival of Repro Script (1953, Jerry Mullen, ATF).

Filmotype Giant (2011, a condensed sans) and its italic counterpart, Filmotype Escort (2011) were bth codesigned with Patrick Griffin.

Catalog of its typefaces.

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Carolina Rodríguez

Mexican designer of Hendrix (psychedelic) and Iyul (an Arabic simulation face), mentioned here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Catharsis
[Christian "Cinga" Thalmann]

Catharsis is located in Leiden, The Netherlands. Before that, Christian Thalmann's page Cinga.ch was run out of Switzerland, when he was a student at ETH Zürich. It had free typefaces such as the great Arabic simulation face Catharsis Bedouin (2004) (available here), CatharsisCircular, CatharsisRequiem (a unicase pair), CatharsisRequiemBold, CatharsisCargo, Cirnaja Bookhand and Cirnaja Calligraphy (made for his artificial language, Obrenje), Catharsis Macchiato (2005), CatharsisEspresso (2005).

As Catharsis, the commercial foundry, he published Octant in 2013: Octant is an original steampunk display typeface drawing inspiration from Victorian-age steel and brass engineering, as well as from blackletter typography. Gryffensee (2013, in styles called Eins, Zwei and Drei) is designed to be the Futura of blackletter, combining the time-honored gravity and relentlessness of the Gothic script with the clean, contemporary freshness of the geometric sans. It also covers Cyrillic.

Backstein (2013), baked brick, took its inspiration from the broken antiqua lettering in Berlin's old subway stations.

Volantene Script (2013) is a (free) uncial display typeface inspired by the penmanship of Lady Talisa Maegyr-Stark as seen on HBO's Game of Thrones. Numina (2013, Glamour and Glory substyles) is an extensive condensed fashion-oriented typeface family related to Skyline and Corvinus.

Maestrale (2013) adds calligraphic and flamboyant extenders to a decorative text face for a dramatic effect. Choose between Maestrale Manual (swashy) and Manuale Text.

Blumenkind (2013) is inspired by an instance of metal-strip lettering found on the Bürgermeister Kornmesser Siedlung residential building complex in Berlin from the 1960s.

Brillinace (2013) is a glamorous contemporary display blackletter combining the rich tapestry of Textura with a hint of the airy lightness of Spencerian script. Let's say that it is a light-hearted Textura.

1001 fonts link. Yet another URL. Fontspace link. Behance link. Klingspor link. Dafont link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Choz Cunningham
[Exclamachine Type Foundry]

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Christian "Cinga" Thalmann
[Catharsis]

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Christian Munk

Danish designer (b. 1991), aka CMunk, who used FontStruct to create most of his typefaces. Dafont link.

In 2008 he designed Flag Semaphore (+Smooth, Peace), Articulate, Font from NATO (military slab serif), Glockenwerk (pixel clock font), Glockenwerk Uhrzeit, Flags-and-NATO (dingbats), Font from NATO alpha, Tall, Flying-Circus (Western showtime face to imitate the Monty Python titling font), LCD-display, Simple (stencil font with 700 glyphs), TMNT, Tetris, sharp-pixels, Raster, Quad (nice stencil face), Inverted, Propaganda (Cyrillic font simulation), Empty Monospace, Pride, Stadium, Rounded, Dear God (script pixel face), Celtic Style.

In 2009, he added 7x12 Pixel Mono, @bcde, Abstract Letter Patterns, Music, Texture, Diagonal, Gothic, Illusio, Unispace (typewriter type), Narrow Serif, Delta, Alien Double (great!), Donut, Flags-and-NATO, Simple-Fraktur-Initial, Simple-Fraktur, Texture, Friendly Serif, (+Soft), Invisible, Sharp, Heavy Diacritics, Concentrium, Continuous Digital Display, Elves, Pixies, Space Movie (+Ligatures), Flag Semaphore (+Smooth, +Peace), Articulate, BBT Biline Twist, Biline Twist, Empty Monospace, Unfix, Infix, Pride, Tyre Stencil (like tire threads---nifty...), and Overlap.

FontStructions from 2010: Even (gridded), Brilliance, Slalom Vision, Quirky Serif, 7x12PixelMono, Ball Terminator, Gearbox, Prefix, Upside Down, Way Too Small (a minimalist pixel face), Butterfly, Ribbon Gymnastics, 2D Barcode, Horizon Stencil, Biline Twist, Quirky Serif, Blocktur, Symmetricus (alien writing?).

FontStructions in 2011: 12 dice, Monotwist (tall, monospaced), Squarific (fat octagonal), Swirl (curly), Sweet (Victorian), Easter Eggs, 50 Fifty (experimental, geometric), Squarific (+Stencilious), Spiralix (spiral-themed for Latin and Cyrillic), Bloccus, Feet (monospaced).

Creations from 2012: Düpbøl (German expressionist face), Slice, Blocktur, Alien Double, 7:12 serif (pixel face), Blick, Dry Heat (Isolates and Initials, Medials, Finals: an Arabic simulation family), FF9 Coin Slots, FF8 Untalic, FF7 w1de, FF6 Lean Mean, FF5 Bamana, FF4 Circulation, FF3 3times7, FF3 Runization, FF1 Glitchy, Squared, Puzzlish, Steep, Digitalis (octagonal), 50 Fifty (artsy and geometric), Monotwist, Infix. FF stands for Forgotten Fonts.

Typefaces made in 2013: Ribbons And Banners, Digital Rome (pixel face), Censorship, Interlock, Bouma, Glaedelig Script, Hand XL Smooth, Vascomat, Spitzschtruct (emulation of Suetterlin), Neonic, Fish Scales, 7:12 Serif, Analogly, Squarific Fraktastic, Metro Sans (pixelish).

Typefaces from 2014: Insular Typewriter, Nudge Nudge (dot matrix), 7:12 Serif (monospaced pixel font), Jovian, Squarafic Fraktastic, Computer Says No, Runic, Fluorescent (neon tube typeface). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Christian-Heinrich Wunderlich
[Typografisches Cabinet]

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Closefonts
[Simon Schmidt]

Closefonts is a foundry that was set up in 1997 by Simon Schmidt (b. 1968, Hamburg). He studied graphic design and typography at Parsons School of Design, New York and at Kunstschule Alsterdamm in Hamburg, Germany. After three years as an art director in advertising, he became aa self-employed graphic and type designer specializing in corporate design. His typefaces can be found at Fontomas and Closefonts.

They include Monolith, Delay (2001, has kitchen tile weights), Beta, Hybrid, Ogra, Ograbic (Couscous, Falafel, Kebab: Arabic simulation faces), Hybrid, Schlager (50s diner font), Ness, Lorem Ipsum, Maxpo, Call (free), Gridder (1999, free), Dotter (free), CloseRaceDrive (2000), CloseRacePark (2000), CloseCall, CloseGridder.

Some of Simon Schmidt's fonts can be bought at Fountain: Delay, Hybrid, Monolith, Ness, Schlager. He designed the pair Park and Drive in his Race series at fontomas.com in 2000. He created Hookline in 2001 at Fontomas. His 2007 fashionably elegant Vogue-style sans face Mondän is stunning.

FontShop link. Abstract Fonts link. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Coron's Sources of Fonts

Dead link. Stephan Baitz's informative page about Ancient Scripts and Fonts, including fantasy fonts, alien and sci-fi fonts, Blackletter fonts, uncials, runes, symbolic fonts, Indic simulation fonts, Arabic simulation fonts (such as Caliph) and exotic fonts. Lots of links are provided as well. Fonts are displayed an can be downloaded from an archive. His page looks great too. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cozy Fonts
[Tom Nikosey]

Type designer (b. 1951, New York) in New York City, whose typefoundry is Cozy Fonts, which is located in Bell Canyon, CA.

Creator of the Arabic simulation face Aladdin (2012), Skratchbook (2012), Toms Finger (2013, hand-printed cartoon typeface) and Noodlerz (2013). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

CybaPeeCreations (or: Typoasis)
[Petra Heidorn]

CybaPee is the nom de plume of Petra Heidorn who lives in Hamburg. She has created may typefaces (listed below) and has cooperated with many on interesting projects. She is undoubtedly best known for her successful web site Typoasis, where one can download her own creations, and those of her many friends. Petra is also heavily involved in several attempts to revive blackletter fonts, in cooperation with Manfred Klein, Dieter Steffmann, Paul Lloyd and others. She organized several revivals of the typefaces of Rudolf Koch and Ernst Schneidler. She also managed the extensive web presence of Manfred Klein.

Fontspace link. Dafont link.

Her own creations:

  • Pre 2000 typefaces: the display fonts Scoglietto, ResPublica, SailingJunco, RoteFlora (1999), Pegypta, Pegyptienne (wonderful hieroglyph-inspired typewriter font), Slimliner Micro, Lupinus, CalliBrush, Rammstein, Greex (Latin font with Greek characters), Camouflage, Extemplary (another beauty), Azimech, Charon, SoftAutumn, Hasenchartbreaker, Oetztype (named after the Tyrolian Iceman, Oetzi), Funtastique (1999, for the Fontsanon members) and Oktoberfest. Plus the scanware fonts Diamond Dreams, Royal Gothic Initials, and Deco Caps. Finally, check also her dingbats LightBats and ToolTime, and her Russianized letters in KrasniFellows. And then there are HelvAssim, BirthdayGreetz, CursedKuerbis, Epitough, InkyDinky, Napapiiri, Lupinus, Pachyderm, PostmoderneFraktur, Sagittarius, Stoertebeker, TaraType (named after Sabine Taranowski, it has zodiac symbols), ChaosTheorie, WelcomeY2K, Zodiac. Other fonts include SadLisa, a parody of Lisa Jenkins's Kitchen Tiles, Lurzing Initials (1997, based on a 1908 face by Karl Lürzing; it depicts naked figures).
  • 2001 faces: Mothproof Script, MonkeyHouseParty, XmasTerpiece (a Fraktur font based on Rhapsodie by Ilse Schuele), XmasTerpieceSwashes.
  • 2002 faces: MuseAsis, ArabDancesMediumItalic (Arabic simulation font), Vogeler Caps.
  • 2003 faces: Bayreuth-Black (a nice scan-version of Bayreuth Fraktur by Ernst Schneidler for C.E. Weber in 1932).
  • 2004 faces: Manuskript Gotisch (a revival of a 1514 face by Wolfgang Hopyl, which was a house face at the Bauersche Giesserei in 1899), Urdeutsch (1924-1925, Genzsch&Heyse, digitally revival by her here), Weiß Fraktur (with Manfred Klein, after a 1909 original by Emil Rudolf Weiß, which was at the Bauersche Giesserei since 1913), Hohenzollern (1902, Bauersche Giesserei, revived in 2004) and Neue Fraktur and Neue Fraktur ExtraBold, both revivals of faces by Johannes Wagner Schriftgiesserei in 1927. She created HamletOrNot (with Manfred Klein, after the face Hamlet by Edward Johnston for the Cranach Press), Bibelschrift (with Manfred Klein, a Fraktur named after the Bremer Presse, est. 1911, bombed by the Americans in 1944), SchneidlerInitialen and Schneidler Schwabacher (also a blackletter, based on Ernst Schneidler), TipTop (originally released ca. 1900 by Julius Klinkhardt, Leipzig), Bauernschrift (1911, Bauersche Giesserei), Bayreuth, Burte-Fraktur, Kleukens Fraktur, Leibniz-Fraktur, Neue Fraktur, Neudeutsch (after the 1900 original by Otto Hupp for Genzsch&Heyse), Deutscher Schmuck (with Manfred Klein, a revival and extension of the Schmuck für Deutsche Druckschrift by Eduard Ege, Genzsch and Heyse, 1922), SerpentisBlack (a digitization of type by E.W. Tieffenbach for Officina Serpentis, 1913), SchmalfetteGotisch (with Manfred Klein, based on a type of Ernst Schneidler), DeutscheDruckschrift (a revival of Heinz König's 1888 face for Genzsch&Heyse), Weiss-Gotisch (a revival of E.R. Weiss's face by that name, published in 1936 at the Bauersche Giesserei).
  • 2005 faces: Heimat (2005, after Wilhelm Weimar's Heimat from 1917, Genzsch&Heyse), Jaecker Schrift (revival of the 1912 blackletter face by Wilhelm Jaecker for D. Stempel), Gotika (2005, after Imre Reiner's 1933 blackletter face for Bauer; no downloads), Holland-Gotisch (with Manfred Klein, a revival of Nederduits by Johann Michael Fleischmann, ca. 1750), Symphonie (a digitization of Imre Reiner's Symphonie from 1938 (renamed Stradivarius in 1945)), Hartwig Schrift (after Hartwig Poppelbaum's Hartwig Schrift from 1927-1928), Moderne Schwabacher (after a ca. 1900 face by the Otto Weisert foundry called Moderne Halbfette Schwabacher), Hans Sachs Gotisch (based on a face by that name of Albert Auspurg, 1911, Genzsch&Heyse), Brahms-Gotisch (with Manfred Klein, a revival of a 1937 Genzsch&Heyse face by that name created by Heinz Beck), Verzierte Schwabacher (with James Arboghast, based on a blackletter font by that name from the Carl Kloberg foundry in 1891), Schwabach Deko (the same as the previous font, only as close to the original as possible). Nordland (originally by Heinz Beck, Trennert&Sohn, 1935) was revied by Petra.
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DaFONT

Oriental, Arab and Indic simulation font archive. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dan M. Zadorozny
[Iconian Fonts]

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Dan X. Solo
[Solotype]

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Daniel H. Evans

Assistant Professor in the Department of Art & Art History, University of Utah, in Salt lake City.

As Fugitiveglue at FontStruct, he made Allemande (2010), and Havre (2009, gridded), as well as the more experimental Luggage Lifter (2010), Root Canal (2010), Unexamined Zipper (2009) and Gawe (2010). Routeo (2010) is art nouveau, and Ampul (2010) simulates Arabic.

Perforane is a heavy mechanical/octagonal unicase typeface, while Guasco (2012) is a curly high-contrast face. Perforance became the basis of a large family of fonts, like PERF Blur (textured face), PERF Glow, PERF Solid, PERF Solid 3D, PERF Knockout 3D, PERF Punch1 3D, PERF Punch3 3D, PERF Punch1, PERF Punch2, Cuevita (2012).

Typefaces from 2013: Apocalipsis, Boot Liquor (a western face), Galactica Alphabetz, Clownstruct, Ball Chain (texture face; +Light).

Typefaces from 2014: Sunday Clothes. [Google] [More]  ⦿

David Fernando Espinosa Martínez
[Type Sailor]

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David Fleming Nalle
[Scriptorium (Ragnarok Press, Fontcraft)]

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Double Alex Team
[Alexei Chekulayev]

Cyrillic type outfit, whose fonts were mostly designed by Alexey Chekulaev in the mid 1990s as extensions of Latin fonts. Double Alex stands for Alexey Gunin and Alexey Chekulaev. The list of fonts, all in Cyrillic and many in Latin as well:

  • Decorative: Angelica (1996), Apostol, Arabskij (1993, Arabic simulation face based on an artwork of designer Oleg Snarsky), ArtScript, Blagovest (a series of Old Slavonic types), BorjomiDecor, CalipsoCyrillic, CalligraphRuss, Camerton, CooperDAT, CoventryCyr, Demosfen, Drops, E2, E4, Electronica, ElectronicaS, Eskiz, 1, Eskiz, 2, FavoritTraf, Finist, Hitman, Inicial, Italiansky, Jokey, Josephine, KeyFont, Kisty, Manuscript, Mistica, Mobul, Nelma, Ottisk, Petrovsky, PresentDAT, Radius, Repriza, SansDecor, Strob, SuvenirRus, TabloFont, Triline, Verbena, Vodevile.
  • Sans serif: Acsioma (1996), AcsiomaNext, Apical (1995, based on Agfa Aurora; Apical Bold is identical to Bitstream's Aurora Bold Condensed; for another version, see Castcraft's OPTI-Aurora Grotesk No. 9), Bastion, BastionKontrast (1992; codesigned with Alexey Gunin, and based on Helvetica), Blits, Block A, Block B, Bloknot, CyberCyr, Ecyr, Eurofont, Favorit, Favorit, Condensed, Freestyle, Kekur, Mania, MetRonom, Normalize, Orenburg, PaperGothic, Pinta, Plastica, Positiv, Pravda, Priamoj, PriamojProp, Regina, Rostislav, Rotonda, Rubrica, Sistemnyj, TornadoCyr.
  • Serif: Adamant, Alliance (1995, based on Berkeley Old Style by Frederic W. Goudy, 1938), APCCourier, APCGaramond, BaskervilleDAT, Bodoni Cyrillic (1970), Borjomi, ClassicRuss, Coliseum, DietDido (2006, published by Paratype in 2014 as DietDidot), Egypetskij, Grand, Grenader, Ideal, Jargon, Laguna, Latinskij, Legenda, Madrigal, Metropol, Shakula (1996, a heavy slab serif by Alexey Chekulaev, based on Monotype's Rockwell), Surpriz (1993, by Alexey Chekulaev, based on ITC Souvenir by Benguiat), Talisman, Vacansia.
  • Special: Interfont, Plumb.
Alexei Chekulayev is the Russian designer of Rubrica (1996, Double Alex Font Studio), Angelica (1996, Double Alex Font Studio), Acsioma (1996, Double Alex Font Studio) and Alliance (1995, Double Alex Font Studio, a Cyrillic version of Goudy's Berkeley Oldstyle). He worked on these Linotype families: Univers, Sabon, Wiesbaden Swing, Stencil (1997, after the 1937 original by Gerry Powell), San Marco, and Bariton (1997: a great poster typeface).

In 2014, he designed these tyefaces at Paratype: Suvenir Rus (inspired by (psychedelic) artwork of Grigory Klikushin), Demosfen (Greek simulation font).

Linotype link. Klingspor link. Another MyFonts link. Paratype link.

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D-Studio (Moscow)
[Nikolay Dubina]

DStudio, or Design Studio, is run by Nikolay Dubina, a prolific type designer. He is also a graphic designer, book designer and journalistic writer. He also runs the educational web site ProDTP. Their original Latin/Cyrillic fonts are of the highest quality, and include: Werewolf (2003), Werewolf NU (2003), DS Cosmo, DS Yermak, DS Eraser, DS Showbill, DS Poster Pen, DS Progress, DS Podd Cyr, DS Down Cyr, DS Comedy Cyr, DS Japan Cyr, DS Standart Cyr, DS Zombie Cyr, NewDeli, Stylo, Scrawl, the wonderful DS Nadejda, and DS OlymPix (2001, a pixel font), DPix8Pt (2003, pixel font), DS-Diploma-Bold, DS-Diploma, DSArmyCyr, DSBroadBrush, DS Brushess, DSComedyCyrBold, DSCyrillic, DSDiploma-Bold-Outline-DBL, DSDiplomaArt-Bold, DSDownCyr, DSEraserCyr, DS Initials (ornamental caps), DSJapanCyr--Normal, DSKolovrat, DSMechanicalBold, DSMotterHo, DSMotterStyle, DS Nova Black, DSPixelCyr, DSPoddCyrLight, DS Poster, DSPosterPen, DSProgress-SemiBold, DSRada, DSRussiaDemo, DSSharper, DS Sholom (Hebrew simulation), DSStain, DSStampCyr, DSStandartCyr, DSUstavHand, DSVTCoronaCyr, DSZombieCyr, InavelTetkaCyr, NadejdaBold, NewDeli (great display font!), Scrawl, SeedsCyr-Medium, Stylo-Bold.

Direct access. More direct access. Some fonts are here. DS Century (2000).

Dafont link where one can find DS Goose, DS Motter, DS Arabic and DS Stamper. Old URL. Abstract Fonts link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Electric Typographer
[Judith Sutcliffe]

Judith Sutcliffe (Audubon, IA) is the Electric Typographer (est. 1986, Santa Barbara, CA). She has made absolutely exquisite highly original faces, which are sold by many foundries and vendors, including Will-Harris.

Her typefaces: Abelard (1988, mediaeval), LeonardoHand (Da Vinci's handwriting--greeeeaaaat), Lutahline (clean hand-printed family), ArabiaFelix, Petroglyph (nice dingbat series), AuntJudy, BlockParty, PetroglyphHawaii, ItalianAElectric, TaglienteInitials (another great calligraphic font), TommysType (letters on a clothesline), Kiilani, and Troubador (1988-1989, mediaeval) and Troubador Initials (1989). Atomic Type sells her fonts. Other fonts: Petroglyph Hawaii (1993), Daylilies, Greene, GreeneGreene, Insecta, Leaves, OldstyleChewed, Finfont, Flourish, Hawaii Set, Maskerade, Santa Barbara Electric (1989, a Lombardic / uncial face; + Barbara Svelte, + Barbara Plump), Schampel, Electric Stamps, Daly Hand, Kiilani, Mesopotamia (1992). Emodigi site. At Will-Harris House, we find these fonts by Judith Sutcliffe: Catastrophe, Tommy, Daly Hand and Daly Text (based on the casual calligraphy of Pacific Northwest artist George Daly), Finfont (fish), Daylilies, Leaves, Flourish (calligraphic family), Greene&Greene (architectral lettering), a Hawaiian set consisting of Kiilani, Hibiscus (alphadings), and RockArt dingbats, Insecta (dings), Oldstyle Chewed, Leonardo (neat handwriting of DaVinci simulated), Petroglyphs, Schampel (blackletter), Serpent, Maskerade (masks), Tagliente (nice old-fashioned lettering and caps).

FontShop link. Another FontShop link. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Encodia
[Geoffrey Johnston]

From Noosa, Australia, Geoffrey Johnston's fonts, which include Araborical (an Arabic simulation typeface).

Dafont link.

FontSpace credits Ben tagain with the design of Araborical. [Google] [More]  ⦿

EPS51

Design studio of Ben Wittner, Sascha Thoma and Daniel Fürst, located in Berlin. Custom fonts made by them include Newface 51 (for M4 Models / Newfaces), Rayon51 (2011, a monoline sans for the magazine Animated), Futur-A-Script (2010), Bodoni Stencil (2009, for Chris Holzinger), Baseet (2009, an Arabic script face done with Pascal Zoghbi), Holzinger51 (2008), and the Talib family of typefaces (2008, Arabic simulation fonts). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Essqué Productions
[Stephen M. Knouse]

Stephen Knouse (Essqué Productions) is the Alaskan designer in Wasilla (b. 1976) of several free fonts. These include the display face Petal Glyph (2007), Avante Go (2008, avant-garde) and Avante Return (2008, avant-garde). He also created the free comic book fonts Happy Sans (2009) and Happy Serif (2008), Diagano (2012, monoline avant-garde sans), the trekkie face Dark Future (2011), and Neon 80s (2010, a rounded sans in the style of VAG Round but more so a faux neon font).

Spyced (2012) evokes Arabian nights, lava lamps, and Indian mystery. In 2014, Stephen designed Geo Grid 9 (a kitchen tile font) and Tall & Lean.

Dafont link. Fontspace link. Devian tart link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Exclamachine Type Foundry
[Choz Cunningham]

Choz Cunningham (b. 1975, Santa Cruz, CA) is a Las Vegas and more recently, Nashville, TN-based designer and artist, who set up Exclamachine in 2005. Until 2012, exclamachine published free fonts. In 2012, it went commercial via MyFonts.

Designer of Whiskey Songs (2007), Crass Roots and Crass Roots OFL (2007, stencil), Misqot (2006), The Troubles (2006), Limberjack (2006, an ornate wood titling font), this blackletter-inspired serif face (2006), Futurelic (2006, futuristic), Zugzwang (2006), Sketchy Times Bold (2005, grunge), Sketchy Times (2005, grunge), Basket of Hammers (2005, a nice wallpainting/graffiti font). His company, also called Exclamachine Foundry, where these fonts can be downloaded: The Black Bloc (2006, blackletter-inspired), MISQOT (2006), Kutura Frontalis (2006), PaulMaul (2006), Zugzwang (2006), Sketchy Times (2006), Carlos Caffeinated (2006), Basket of Hammers (2006), Disc Inferno (2006, LED simulation), Rosda Laevigata)2007, handprinting), and this heavy metal band font (2006).

In 2012, Choz published the commercial typefaces MISQOT (scratchy) and Paul Maul XT (irregular hand-printed face).

Typefaces from 2013: FinFang (comic book style caps), Lestatic Slashed (+Condensed), Lestatic Obsidian Outline (grungy), Lestatic Lashed (Arabic simulation face), Lestatic Celerite, Lestatic Carved, Lestatic CSS, Lestatic Withered Condensed, Lestatic Withered, Lestatic Sliced.

Dafont link. Open Font Library link. Home page. Fontspace link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Faruk Akin

Turkish type designer. His repertoire consists of a number of techno or modular faces, a contructivist face (Attack), some upright connected scripts (like the Arabic simulation face Alibaba), some geometric sans faces, a hexagonal face (Hexa). Scans: I, I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fereydoun Rustan

Creator (b. 1972, Kerman, Iran) of some free typefaces, such as the Ugaritic typefaces Khosrau (2011), Kakoulookiam (2011) and Zarathustra (2011). His typeface Havlova Austral (2012) is based on the calligraphy of Czech-Australian photographer Sonia Havlova Makac. Mobitale (2012) is a large squarish type family. Finally, Prince of Persia (2012) is an Arabic simulation typeface based on the logo of a game by that name.

Scriptus (2012) is a modification of Scriptina (Apostrophic Labs). Fereydoun explains the three differences: a more careful spacing, 2816 kerning pairs (Scriptina True Type has none) and soft hooks instead of large descender and ascender closed laces.

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Flat-It
[Ryoichi Tsunekawa]

Japanese foundry in Nagoya that offers these free and commercial Latin fonts made by Ryoichi Tsunekawa, who also runs Bagel & Co, Dharma Type, HolidayType and Prop-A-Ganda. Most of his work was done at Flat-It. His typefaces:

  • 2014: Pero (condensed rounded organic sans), Kiro (minimalist organic sans), Graphie (modern geometric sans), Compasse (semi-condensed sans), Como (rounded sans).
  • 2013: Spoon (organic, rounded, monoline sans family), Antoinette Monogrammes (based on early 1900s embroideries by Janon Co; with frames), Clonoid (a sci-fi family that pays tribute to arcade game logos in 80s and 90s), All Round Gothic Demi (a sans based on perfect circles),Griffon (copperplate titling face), Antique Spenserian (based on Spencerian Script by Mackellar, Smiths and Jordan).
  • 2012: Geom Graphic (a retro sci-fi family that can be considered as a squarish version of Eurostile), Sheepman (modular), House of Cards, Space Colony (a lovely monoline futuristic techno family), Rama Slab (an antiqued wood-style slab serif), Rama Gothic. An antiqued sans serif family that recalls the wood type era), Diamond Ring (an art deco typeface inspired by Japanese cosmetics-packaging designs and posters from the late 19th and early 20th centuries), Controller (techno meets organic in this rounded squaris sans family), Revolution Gothic (an extended version of PAG Revolucion), 2008, which was inspired by retro propaganda posters and wallpainting in Cuba from the 60s to 80s; Revolution Gothic P followed in 2014), Diamond Ring (art deco).
  • 2011: Yummo (monoline organic sans), Sheepman (based on the wood type No. 506 of William Page), Onick (2011, an art deco neojaponist fat display face done for Wordshape), Shiva (2011, hairline sans), Mocha Mattari (2011, grunge), Dharma Slab (2011, inspired by 1800s-style wood type), Dharma Gothic (2011, +P), Rama Gothic (2011, also inspired by 1800s-style wood type), Dimensions (2011, squarish), Design System (2011, a large family based on 70s style techno faces), Speedometer (2011, condensed piano key face).
  • 2010: Stereo Gothic (2010: an extended all caps slightly techno sans family), Behrensmeyer Vigesimals (2010, a pixel format connected script), Civilite Vigesimals (2010, pixelized Civilite), Flat10 Arts and Crafts (2010), Flat20 Hippies, Flat10 Segments (2010), Flat10 Antique (2010), Flat20 Gothic (2010), Flat20 Streamer (2009, pixelized ribbon font), Flat10 Fraktur, Flat10 holy, Flat10 Holly, Flat10 Stencil, Flat20 Headline, Flat10 Artdeco, Word From Radio (2008-2010). Cigarette (2007, Bauhaus/Peignot-style type family).
  • 2009: African Elephant Trunk (2009), Concrete Script, Concrete Stencil (2009, a stencil calligraphic script), Perfect Magic (2009), HT Maison (2009, signage face), HT Farmacia (2009, connected school script), HT Espresso (2008, upright script), HT Cartoleria (2008, connected script), HT Cafe (2009), Sneaker Script (2009).
  • 2007-2008: Bistro Mono (2007, an awkward monoline face), Thousands (2007), Balaghat (2008), Garash Script (2008, a Halloween face), Woodstamp (2008), Banana (2008, brush script), Rebel Train Goes (2008, a piano key font), Rouge (2007, an elegant lipstick-on-the-bathroom-mirror pair of faces), Yasashii (2007, a great geometric art deco Broadway-style family), Lily Wang (2006, calligraphic script), Nothing (2007), Garash (2007, Arabic simulation), Moon Star Soul (2007, Western saloon font), Grandes Vacances (+ Une, Deux) (2007), Pansy Bo (2006, calligraphic), Dremie (2007, an art deco headline face with Open and Fill weights), Grandes Vacances (2007, based on 19th century billboard letters), Xesy (2007, a fantastic "ronde" high-contrast upright connected script), Deluta Black (2007, a soft blackletter), Cotoris (2007, a 4-style family that takes inspiration from Koch Antiqua and the art nouveau movement).
  • 2006: Daisy Lau (2006, calligraphic), Agedage Luxeuil (2006, based on a monasteric script from the 8th century), Agedage Cancellaresca, Agedage Beneventan, Agedage Simple Versal (2006, Lombardic caps simplified), Amsterdam Modern (2006, art nouveau influences), Flat10 [Holly, Holy, Stencil, Fraktur] (2006, a set of pixel faces), Machiarge (2006, a heavy connected brushed signage script), Chic Hand (2006, connected script), Double Dagger (2006, geometric stencil family), Fault (2006, an art deco striped lettering face), Killernuts (2006, headline serif face with brush stroke endings), Underconstructionism! (2006, a rectangular look family with associated dingbats), Machia (2006, decorative script), Kiwi (geometric hairline), Bagel (roundish comic book face), Jaguarundi (2006, distressed), Boycott (2006, distressed), Tokyotrail (2006, futuristic techno family), Coconut (noisy outline face), Coconut Split, Fresh Tomato (LED simulation), Dried Tomato (LED simulation), Dutch Style, Mocha Harrar (great stencil face), 103 (experimental, Bank Gothic style), Airhead, ArealBlack, Awkward, BagelNew, BagelOld, Banbino, Bebas (2005, industrial sans), Berlin89, Blackout (redesigned in 2011 as the ulta-narrow Dimensions), Boycott (grunge), Built-1970, Bunyan, Busted, Camera (2007), Canstop, Chiangmai (Thai simulation face), DBLline, Dijkstra, Dutchstyle, Fling, Graphite, Harcomaso, Hiexplosive, Hitech, Honeycomb, Junkmix, Kanatypo, KemikalHi, Machia (2006, a calligraphic family), Meegoreng, Mikrob, Natsupopy, Overwork, Palsu, Plamo, Plasitico, REC001, REC002, REC003, Resistance, SQRT, STdigi (LED font), Shandy, Superstar, Tembaga, Tenaga, Tomodachi, Tragedia, Trucker, VRdigital, VRembroidery, Welcome2M, Workaholic, Zeebraa, plot-A, plot-K, Appendix 3, Gesso (grunge), Pusab (2006, ultra round; one free weight), Sushitaro, Typewrong, Celtics Modern (2006, a Celtic family of fonts). At T-26, he published CRZ (2006), Guppy, Ohana (2006, octagonal), Picnica (2006), and Wearetrippin.

MyFonts link. Fontsquirrel link for their free fonts such as Bebas (2005, industrial sans), Boycott, Gesso, and Pusab.

YWFT link. Bagel & Co. link. Klingspor link. Dafont link. Dafont link.

Interview.

View Ryoichi Tsunekawa's typefaces. Kernest link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Font Diner (or: Stu's Font Diner)
[Stuart Sandler]

Stuart Sandler (Minneapolis) runs six foundries: Font Diner (est. 1996), Sideshow, Breaking The Norm, the Tart Workshop, Font Bros (est. 2006), and Filmotype (est. 2006). He runs a handful of other companies and web shops as well, including Mister Retro (est. 2004). He is passionate about retro type. DaFont link for their free fonts. Fontspace link. Interview.

Catalog of the best selling Font Diner fonts. Images of Stuart Sandler's best-selling fonts.

Free fonts: Rickles (2007, script), AirConditioner (2002, fifties style upright script), BahamaSlim (2004), BlackNight (2002, blackletter), BlackWidow, BubbleMan, ChannelTuning, Corrupter, CreakyFrank, DecayingKuntry, FeaturedItem, FontOnAGrain, FontOnAStick, Fontdinerdotcom, FontdinerdotcomHuggable, FontdinerdotcomLoungy, FontdinerdotcomSparkly, Fontdinerdotcom Jazz Dark, Fontdinerdotcom Jazz Light, Hothead, KeeponTruckinFW, Leftovers (2002), MaverickBE (stencil face), Musicals, PickAx, Rickles (2009; upright script), RocketScript (2002, retro script), Schnookums, SinsofRhonda, Spacearella (2002), StencilGothicBE, ThatsSuper, Turnpike (2009), Witless, XerkerFW.

Commercial fonts: Continental Railway (1998, retro connected script), Anastasia, Chatty Cocktails (1998, art deco), El Nino, Guest Check, Hamburger Sandwitch (1998), Jumping Bean (1998, comic book style), Lionel Classic (1998, an art deco all caps face), Milwaukee, Motor Oil, and the greatest of them all, Coffee Shop (1998, exaggerated ascenders), a must! Other typefaces: Permanent Waves (1998, + Expanded: retro connected script), Yarn Sale (curlies), Fat Sam (not bad!), Etiquette, Taylors (1998, another great display font; codesigned with Dan Taylor), Kentucky Fried (1998, comic book / signage style), Beer Wip, Seuss, Jack Bisio and FinerDiner, Shivering, Dry Cleaners (2002), Singlesville Script (2002), Dripping Blood, Bowlorama, Action Is, Automatic, Chicken King (2002), CocktailShaker (2002, at Chank), Concurso Italian and Concurso Moderne (2003), DoggieBagScript, Johnny Lunchpail (2000, comic book style), Kitchenette (connected retro script), Lil Tipsy (2003), Milwaukee Neon (1998), Milwaukee Neon Shadow (1998), Motorcar Atlas (2000), Regulator, Stovetop (2002), Swinger (2002), WARNING (2002, rough stencil), BEBlob, BECROSS, DecayingAlternate, Decaying, EvilBrew, TheBlob, Insane Asylum, Creepy Crawly, Crossover, Fire Baaaad!, Rotten Teeth, Candy Good, EvilOfFrankenstein, HMan, HManPt2, PlasmaRain, Chicken Basket (2004), Chowderhead (2004), Cocktail Script (2004, upright), Country Store (2004, Western style), Dairyland (2004), Emblem Chief (2004, fifties diner script), Motel King (2004), Queen Rosie (2004), Sweet Rosie (2004, blackboard bold), Secret Recipe (2004), Square Meal (+Hearty) (2004), Bahama Slim (2004), Space Immortalizer, Matchbook and BE Streetwalker. Many font have a cool retro/fifties look. The InFlight Meal font set (2001) includes Al's Motor Inn, American Highway, Kiddie Cocktails, Lionel Text, Mosquito Fiesta, New York to Las Vegas, Pink Flamingo, Refreshment Stand, Starlight Hotel, Volcano King. The LasVegas font set: El Ranchero (2002), Hamburger Menu, Hamburger Menu Marquee, Holiday Ranch, International Palms, Lamplighter Marquee, Lamplighter Script, Las Vegas to Rome (stone chisel face), Leisure Script, Leisure Script Marquee, Mirage Bazaar (2002), Mirage Zanzibar (Arabic theme face), Mister Television, StarburstLanes, Starburst Lanes Twinkle, Vegas Caravan. At ITC, he published ITC Kiddie Cocktail (2003), ITC Mosquito Fiesta (2003), ITC Volcano King (2003).

In 2006, Font Diner acquired the Filmotype collection and its trademark, Filmotype. Sandler writes: Filmotype initially manufactured a simple manual phototype machine utilizing display typeface designs on 2-inch filmstrips. Additional films were sold to start-up typesetting companies in order to increase their product selection. Font Diner will create new digital versions of the Filmotype collection, recreating it to meet todays graphic design standards. [...] We intend to release the Filmotype library in OpenType format so the original designs can be fully realized with a dynamic feature set including alternate glyph forms and automatic substitutive ligatures.

In 2007, Font Diner started publishing digitizations of the collection: Glenlake (condensed Bank Gothic, by Mark Simonson), MacBeth (script), Alice (casual script), Zanzibar (calligraphic), La Salle (brush writing originally by Ray Baker in the 1950s, named after Chicago's LaSalle Street), Ginger (Mark Simonson; masculine headline face genetically linked to Futura), Austin (paintbrush), Brooklyn (hand-printed), Honey (handlettered script), Jessy (handwriting), Modern, Vanity, Filmotype Ford.

In 2010, Stuart Sandler published a book entitled Filmotype by the Letter, in which he details the company's history.

Free fonts on the Google Directory, dated 2010: Fontdiner, Swanky, Cherry Cream Soda, Permanent Marker, Homemade Apple, Schoolbell.

In 2012, David Cohen and Stuart Sandler published these faces at Neapolitan: Irish Grover Pro (2010, a bouncy face), Satisfy Pro (2011, a connected retro script face), and Slackey Pro (2010, a paper cut out style face). At the same place, he also published Crafty Girls Pro (2010, codesigned with Crystal Kluge). With Crystal Kluge, he also codesigned the flowing connected script typeface Aya Script (2012).

At Sideshow, he published the pen-drawn connected script Mister Brown (2013) and the retro signage script typeface Cocktail Sauce (2014).

View Stuart Sandler's typefaces.

Jolly Lodger (2012, Google Web Fonts) is an informal retro script.

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Fontastic Indonesia
[Adien Gunarta]

Fontastic Indonesia is Adien Gunarta, an Indonesian FontStructor (b. 1995) in Probolinggo, East Java, who is studying at Airlangga University, Surabaya, class of 2014. Adien Gunarta's typefaces are brimming with Indonesian cultural heritage symbols and shaps.

Adien Gunarta made the pixel face Benci Malaysia (2010), the hand-printed Nyonya Gendut (2010), the squarish face Hutan (2010) and the irrgularly sized Madura Regular (2010). He also made the texture / knitting face Batik (2010), FoOleD bY GaYUs (2010), Probolinggo (2010, organic), Smasasinema (2010, display face), the texture face Serangkaian Pattern (2010), Indo-Malay Confrontation (2010, pixelish), Koruptor and the Bitches (2010, gothic), Qurban Feast (2010), and the curly native pattern face Mlungker (2010).

In 2011, he made Kabupaten (a sketch font), Social Monster, Buka Pusa Bersama, Ceria Lebaran, Pajarakan Studs, Batik Gangster, Maharani (hand-printed), Lovely Eunike Hans (hand-printed), the texture face Kawung Textile, Wildan Izzur Gunarta, Genius Jempolan Royal (scanbats), Pray For Japan, Quantum of Bali, X-Code from East (Javanese script), Hangeul (Korean simulation face), Halidians Blockserif, Moanday Earn Bored, the paper cut face Malingsia, Awesome Java, Mesin Hitung (an LCD face), Eenvoudige Batik (stitching face), Antique Paleoindonesia (patterned face), Kebencian (scratchy face), Kemasyuran Jawa (a display face with an Indonesian look), Probolinggo Sans, Londo Chino, Urban (paper cut face), Bikang Struck, Chana Remedy, Indonesian Woman (pixel dings), People Diverse (pixel dings), DBA Muslim (pixel dings), Turk and Nusa (ball terminal face), Jakarta Recycle (paper fold octagonal face), Halida Sans (a swirly version of Ubuntu), Buka Puasa Bersama (Arabic simulation face), Social Monster (grunge), Ceria Lebaran Normal (lava lamp typeface), Dukungan, Dukungan, Sanjaya Epoch, and Jakarta Sunken (angular face).

In 2012, he created Halidians Blockserif, Penakut, Agoestoesan, Siti Maesaroh (Arabic simulation face), Turk and Nusa, Rest in Phuket (Thai simulation typeface), Chana Remedy, Bunaken Underwater, New Madura, Moro Seneng, Endutt Normal, Antibalon, Hayyu Kaget, Damai Kpk Polri, Damai Pelajar, Jangan Bersedih (hand-printed), Ikan Besar, Senyum (hand-printed), Catatan Perjalanan (fat finger face), Wizzta, and Quick Argani.

Typefaces from 2013: Emilio 19 (athletic lettering font), Bangkit, Faishal Bakeries, Soerjaputera (avant-garde), Soerjaputera Doea (art deco), Sang Fatchurrohmah (lava lamp face), Aceh Darusalam (Arabic simulation face), Revolusi Timur Tengah (Arabic simulation face), Nurkholis (Arabic simulation), Kopleng (alchemic), Menjelajah Halmahera (a ronde font), Jakarta Highends, Smasasinema, Sanjaya Epoch, Mlungker, Dukungan, Thohir Ke Badreah (all caps sans face), Serangkaian Pattern, Endutt (fat finger face), Boutiques of Merauke (a curly typeface), Balinese Family, Zamrud & Khatulistiwa (curly font), Awesome South Korea (great oriental-look font), Freeport Go Away (poster font), Senang Banyol, Don Aquarel, Jawadwipa Adisastra, Si Kancil (fat finger font), Wortellina, Don Butique (hand-printed), Did You See That, Bimasakti.

Typefaces from 2014: Prabowo, Larasukma (an abstract shape font), Tafakur (Arabic simulation typeface), Syawal Khidmat (Arabic simulation face), Kurnia (curly script), Kota Surabaya (dingbats of buildings), Hutan Lestari, Kobarapi (spurred typeface), Mukadimah (Arabic simulation, based on ae Cortoba by Arabeyes), Huruf Maranti (upright connected script), Emilio 20 (athletic lettering).

Fontspace link. Home page at Fontastic Indonesia. Devian Tart link. Klingspor link. Dafont link. Behance link. ATHL [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fontgrube AH
[Andreas Höfeld]

At Fontgrube AH, Andreas Höfeld, a protestant pastor from Erbach/Odenwald, designed these typefaces:

  • A Charming Font (with Graham Meade).
  • Adam's Family (based on Addams by John Roshell).
  • Annifont FG (2002) is an improvement of Annie de la Vega's Annifont (1997).
  • Auptimagh.
  • Brinkmann (Fraktur font, 2000).
  • Brubeck (2001).
  • CD Numbers.
  • Civitype (2013, a civilité font).
  • Dragonwick.
  • Fanjofey and Fanjofey Leoda (2002, Tolkien-like fonts that can also be viewed as Arabic simulation faces).
  • Gabriele Bad and Gabriele Ribbon (2013). Old typewriter font families that are based on David Rakowski's Harting.
  • Gapstown (2002, to replace Comic Sans, he says).
  • Gismonda (2013, art nouveau).
  • HermanDecanusAH (medieval handwriting based on the kanzleischrift of Dekan Hermann zu Soest, 1269).
  • Invisible.
  • Jorvik Informal.
  • Lansbury (2013, art nouveau).
  • MojacaloAH (2002) and Mojacalo Relief (2013).
  • PaternosterAH (uncial).
  • SeferAH (2001, Hebrew simulation).
  • Slim Fast (2002-2013).
  • SlotMachine (no longer there, only put here for historical reasons).
  • Traditio (2013, blackletter).
  • Trinigan (2013, art nouveau).
  • He improved Jörgen Gedeon's Vurt and calls it Tusch FG (2002).

Dafont link. Abstract Fonts link. Klingspor link. Fontspace link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Francesco Fonteviva

Illustrator in Conegliano, Italy. He created the free modular typeface Rounded (2012) and Baba (2012, glyphs inspired by mosques). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fraugerlach
[Verena Gerlach]

German designer (b. Berlin, 1971) who studied Visual Communication at Kunsthochschule Berlin Weissensee from 1993-1998. Shortly after finishing art school in 1998 and two visits to the UK as an exchange student, she founded her own studio for graphic design, type design and typography. She has lectured on type design and typography at Designakademie Berlin since 2003. In 2005, she started Fraugerlach. At ATypI 2006 in Lisbon, she spoke about type in the streets of Berlin (PDF of Verena's presentation). At ATypI 2010 in Dublin, she spoke about her personal experiences with cultural oppression (censorship) in Algeria in 2009. Speaker at ATypI 2013 in Amsterdam: Ala has a pen - a remixed type workshop in Katowice [a report on a type design workshop held in poland in 2012].

Author of Karbid From lettering to type design (2013, coauthored with Fritz Grögel and published by Ypsilon Éditeurs). This book was released on the occasion of the ATypI 2013 conference.

The PTL fonts in the list below were published at Primetype in 2002. Verena Gerlach created these typefaces:

  • LT Pide Nashi (1997). An Arabic simulation font.
  • EF Aranea (1996). A script face.
  • The FF Karbid family, 1999-2011. Includes FF Karbid Slab (2011) and Ff Karbid Display (2011). FF Karbid Text was published in 2011.
  • She co-designed CstBerlin-West with Ole Schaefer in 2000 at FontFont.
  • FF Citystreet Types East, FF Citystreet Types West.
  • PTL Blinkenlights (2001). Free at Primetype, this pixel font commemorates a happening in Berlin organized by Verena's hacker friends who made a tall building in Berlin into a computer screen in which pixels could be controlled by cell phones).
  • PTL Touja Sans, PTL Touja Slab (2002). These are comic book or dishwasher ad types.
  • PTL Trafo (2002).
  • PTL Tephe (2002).
  • PTL Lore (2002). A stencil family.
  • PTL Bugis (2002).
  • In 2008, she published the 8-style sans family FF Chambers Sans (one free weight).
  • In 2009, she finally completed Vielzweck at Primetype, described by Christoph Koeberlin as a DIN Schrift with personality.

FontShop link. Klingspor link. Linotype link. Fontfont bio.

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Friedrich Hermann Ernst Schneidler

Type designer, teacher, publisher and calligrapher, b. Berlin (1882), d. Gundelfingen (1956). He worked initially with J.G. Schelter&Giesecke in Leipzig and C.E. Weber in Stuttgart. In the 1930s, he published his type designs with Bauer. From 1920 until 1948, he was head of the graphics division of the Akademie der bildenden Künste Stuttgart. His oeuvre resides now in the Klingspor Museum in Offenbach. He is famous for his Zentenar Fraktur, Schneidler Mediaeval and Legende. In general, due to his calligraphic tendencies, his types have great rhythm. In his era, he was at the top of his craft (in my view). A list and samples of his work. His faces, by foundry:

For Schneidler, the best source is the book by Max Caflisch, Albert Kapr, Antonia Weiss, and Hans Peter Willberg entitled F.H. Ernst Schneidler Schriftentwerfer Lehrer Kalligraph SchumacherGebler, München, 2002.

FontShop link. Klingspor link.

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Geoffrey Johnston
[Encodia]

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Gergely Bogányi

Graphic designer in Budakeszi, Budapest, Hungary, who cofounded Typogravity Studio with Tamas Ilsinszki. Creator of the extreme contrast display face Slash Pro (2011), and the multiline prismatic face Grand Avant Garde (2011).

In 2012, he designed Lineo Serif (thin geometric face).

In 2013, he created a fantastic set of graph-based experimental capitals called Regenerative. Georabic (2013) is a calligraphic Arabic simulation font completely based on the principles of Arabic font design, i.e., with beginning, medial and end forms for each letter. He writes: Georabic Typface is my diploma work at Hungarian University of Fine Arts / Graphic Design Department. During my Erasmus studies in Istanbul I had the chance to learn a bit of Arabic language and typography and I realized that the logic of Arabic writing could be used for a calligraphic Latin typeface too. I started with calligraphy to find the right way to create the glyphs and the connections. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gus Thessalos

Designer of Vegas Desert (2003, Arabic or oriental simulation face), and Retro Stereo (2010, a bilined display family in Wide and Thin styles). Retro Stereo Wide is a revival of Yagi Double and Yagi Bold, and Retro Stereo Thin is a revival of Yagi Link Double. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hardik Shah

Based in Ahmedabad, India, Hardik Shah designed the calligraphic typeface Scribble (2012) and the techno Arabic simulation font Abica (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Harold Lohner
[Harold's Fonts]

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Harold's Fonts
[Harold Lohner]

Harold Lohner was born in upstate New York in 1958. He received an MFA in printmaking from the University at Albany and is Professor of Visual Arts at Sage College of Albany. He began making fonts in 1997 and starting distributing them the next year through Harold's Fonts. He lives in Albany, NY, with his partner, Al Martino. Originally, most of his typefaces were freeware or shareware, but gradually, he started selling most on his site or via FontBros. His typefaces:

  • Famous fonts: Boom Chicka (2013: a set of three cartoon fonts inspired by the poster for the Marilyn Monroe film, The Prince and the Showgirl (1957), designed by Bill Gold), Auteur (2007, after the handwriting in the opening titles of Jean Cocteau's The Beauty and the Beast, 1946), 12 to the Moon (2000, runes based on the Columbia Pictures movie "12 to the Moon"), Aardvark Café (2000, extrapolated from the famous Hard Rock Café logo), BENSFOLK (2000, adapted from the work of Ben Shahn, in turn adapted from "folk or amateur" alphabets. Font originally developed for The Arts Center of the Capital Region.), BENSFOLK CONDENSED (2000), Bensgothic (1998), BensgothicLigatures (1998), CALAVERAS (2002, a take on Daisyland), Comet Negative (2000, based on the logo of Country Music Television (CMT)), Comet Positive (2000), HonestJohns (2000, based on the lettering in the classic Howard Johnson's restaurants logo), METRODF (2000, based on the Mexico City subway's lettering), Radio (2002, derived from the old NPR (National Public Radio) logo).
  • Handlettering: Empress Monograms (2014), Frank the Architect (2004, +Bold, 2009: after the lettering of architect Frank Ching), National Archive (2009, calligraphic), Rough Draft (2009, sketched font), Greg's Hand (2009), Rudland Hand (2007, inspired by the work of the British artist and designer Peter Rudland), Gamera (2006), Directors Script (2006, based on a film credits script from the 1940s), National Archive (2005, based on the lettering of Timothy Matlack, who wrote the Declaration of Independence), Frank the Architect (2004, based on Frank Ching's lettering, which also gave rise to the Tekton family), Imitation (2003, inspired by the handlettered titles of the film Imitation of Life (1959), directed by Douglas Sirk and artdirected by Richard H. Riedel), Imitation Two (2004), antiestablishment (2000), Christmas Card (2000, based on the handlettered opening titles of the film "It's a Wonderful Life", Art Director: Jack Okey. This font was retired and replaced in 2006 by Testimonial), Espangle (2002, as the lettering for El Corte Ingles), Dad's Recipe (2000, based on his dad's handwriting), Greg's Hand (2001, Greg Smith's writing), Greg's Other Hand (2002), Kaela (1998, reshaped and extended in 2006), Marker Man (1999), Synch (2000, with Phil Campbell, inspired by the work of the artist Stuart Davis), Synchronous (2000, based on Syncopated Script, again made with Phil Campbell), Syncopated Script (1999).
  • Blackletter: Waldorf Text (2011, after a 1914 original), Waldorf Heavy Illuminated (2011), Manucrypt (2011), Rude Goth (2007, grunge blackletter), Alsace-Lorraine, Benighted, Chinese Gothic, Christmas Card II, Kombine Regular, Kombine Kursiv (2000), Olde Chicago.
  • Woodtype: Blacktops (caps, 1999), Blacktop Small Caps (1999), Blacktop Regular (2014), Cinderella (1998). The Western font Cattle Annie (2006) is an unauthorized digital interpretation of the analog font "Les Catalanes." According to ABZ: More alphabets and other signs by Rothenstein and Gooding, it was designed in 1952 by Enric Crous-Vidal (1908-1987) but was never produced.
  • Stencil fonts: JJ Stencil, JJStencilLight (2000, inspired by the work of Jasper Johns), JJStencil Wet, JJStencilMedium, Sideshow (2000, based on the stencilled lettering on a vintage Ouija board), JJStencilSolid (2003), StencilFour (2001, inspired by the logo of Channel 4 (UK); reworked in 2006 into Oaktag), StencilFourReversed (2001).
  • Western: Oklahoma (2006, based on the title of the film by that name), Captain Howdy (1999, 2000, Western font based on the lettering on a Ouija board).
  • Fraktur fonts: Benighted (2002), AlsaceLorraine (2000), Chinese Gothic (2000), Kombine Regular (2000), Kombine Kursiv (2000).
  • Revived Letraset fonts: BLOCK UP family (2000, based on the font family by the same name by Sally Ann Grover (1974) for Letraset), Good Vibes (2001, based on the analog font "Good Vibrations" by Trevor Hatchett for Letraset, 1973), GoodVibesBackbeat (2001), ObliqueTextBold (2000, based on a Letraset font called Obliq, 1984), ObliqueTextLight (2000), ObliqueTextMedium (2000), Wireframe (2000, based on the Letraset font Bombere designed by Carla Bombere (or Carla Ward)).
  • Art deco fonts: Cartel (2005, simply gorgeous), based on the lettering of the 1936 movie by that name), Crazy Harold (2009), Road Jester (2009), Onion (2003), Roberta (2003, based on a font of Bob Trogman, 1962), Roberta Raised Shadow (2003), Boomerang family (1998-2000), LeFilmClassic family (2000, based on the classic Art Deco font of the same name, originally designed by Marcel Jacno and released by Deberny&Peignot, 1927), LeFilmLetters (2000), LeFilmShadow (2000), PopUps (1998, a 3-d art deco font for signboards), Tapeworm (1998, based on the work of artist Ed Ruscha), Farouk (2001, a five-line art deco font, based on an analog font of the same name, as illustrated in Paul E. Kennedy's "Modern Display Alphabets"; in fact, the original source should be Fatima, a font designed by Karl Hermann Schaefer in 1933 at Schriftguss, and a copy of it at FT Française was called Atlas (1933). Lohner renamed Fatima to Atlas at some point, and added Atlas Solid, still in 2001).
  • MICR fonts: CMC7 (1998).
  • Dingbats: Everyday People (2013, silhouettes), Bingo Dingo (2011, inspired by the classic Mexican game, Loteria), Essene Dingbats (2005), Chapeau (2005, inspired by the 1902 Sears Catalog), Corset (2005, inspired by the 1902 Sears Catalog), Harold's Pips (2004), Alpha Bravo (2003), Rebus, AmericanCheese (1999), Candide Dingbats (1999, a reclinming women dingbat face based on decorations designed by Rockwell Kent for "Candide," circa 1928), Maritime Flags (2000), New Year Dingbats (1999: Japanese patterns).
  • Monospace fonts: Chica Mono (2000, based on Apple's Chicago; not really monospaced, by the way), Queer Theory Black, Bold, Regular and Light (1999).
  • Arabic simulation faces: Alhambra (2006), Alhambra Deep (2006).
  • Oriental simulation fonts: Bruce Mikita (+Solid) (after a metal font by the same name; Dan Solo calls it Lantern), Pad Thai (2006), Mystic Prophet (2002, inspired by Ouija boards), Chines Gothic, Font Shui (inspired by a style of hand-lettering illustrated in Alphabets: Ancient&Modern, compiled by J. B. Russell (Padell, 1946), Rubaiyat Shadow and Inline, Seoul (Korean font simulation), Shazi, Twelve to the moon, Chow Fun (2001, an oriental simulation face based on a sample of hand lettering identified as "Crooks' Stencil Designed Alphabet" in Alphabets: Ancient&Modern, compiled by J. B. Russell and published in 1945 by Padell Book Co), Quasi (1998).
  • Cartoon fonts: Laughtrack (2009, based on the work of the cartoonist Jerry Robinson), CokerOne (2000, based on the work of cartoonist Paul Coker Jr), Coker Two (2000) (note: therse fonts were erroneously named. They were renamed to Denney because of this: "The lettering in the fonts you have was developed by Alan Denney at Hallmark in the late 1950s. He also worked for American Greetings Hi Brows from 1960 - 1966 and then returned to Hallmark.... And he later went to a different lettering style when Shoe Box cards became Hallmark's funny card line replacing Contemporary Cards. Alan retired from Hallmark in 1993 and died two years later."), ZITZ (2000, based on the hand lettering in the King Features daily strip "Zits" by Jim Borgman and Jerry Scott), Ohmigosh (2007: 12 styles of comic book lettering).
  • Dot matrix fonts: Fortuna Dot (2001).
  • Pixel fonts: Larcher (based on a modular font designed by Jean Larcher).
  • Medieval script fonts: Sonnet Italic&Swash (2009), Galathea (2000, based on a classic analog font of the same name, "Originalerzeugnis von J. S. Schelter&Giesecke, Leipzig").
  • Fonts made in 2013: OK Monograms (retro-futuristic), Splunge (based on Franklin Gothic).
  • Fonts made in 2012: Humerus (Halloween font inspired by the opening credit sequence of Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, 1948), Retrospace (inspired by the hand-lettered opening credits of the film Some Came Running (1958)), Toynbee Idea (free font based on Toynbee tiles), Hymn (scanbat).
  • Fonts made in 2011: Institute Stamps (grunge), Magic Carpet, Shoemaker (shoe stitch face).
  • Fonts made in 2010: Salmagundi (grunge), Dynamotor (like Dynamo, which was designed by K. Sommer and first released in 1930), Poignant (inspired by the hand-lettered film titles of certain mid-1900s films from Twentieth-Century Fox, including "All About Eve", "Gentleman's Agreement" and "No Way Out."), Pharmacy MMX (unicase), Karta (3d face), Flores MMX.
  • Fonts made in 2009: Wexley (revival of a VGC font called Wexford), Sonnet (based on the printed text of Shakespeare, 1609), Fashion Brush, Fashion Script, Imitation One, Two, and Three, Generation B (all at Font Bros), Gainsborough (2009, an art deco face inspired by the hand-lettered titles of an Alfred Hitchcock film, The Lady Vanishes (1938)), Comfy (FontBros: inspired by an example of "Pinselschrift" (brush lettering) by Wilhelm Dechert), Sirena (FontBros: inspired by the hand-lettered opening titles of the film I Married a Witch).
  • Fonts made in 2008: Alumino (inspired by Saul Bass's design for the aluminum company Alcoa), République (four fonts inspired by Paris Metro signs---not the familiar Art Nouveau "Metropolitain" signs, but the later Art Deco design by Adolphe Dervaux), Handbill (based on rubber stamps), Flash Mob, Pen Script Monograms, Royal Wedding (commercial set at Font Bros), 2 Clover Monograms, 4 Heart Monograms, Silverliner (based on the opening titles of the 1951 Hitchcock movie Strangers on a Train), Tricot (lettering as done on a sweater, after a design by Nancy Stahl), Silverliner (based on the opening titles of the 1951 Hitchcock movie Strangers on a Train), Carbon Copy, Bracelet Mongrams.
  • Fonts made in 2007: Aeolian, Pub Bites, Barril and Barril Doble (a digital interpretation of the 1970s Neufville font Barrio), Circle Monograms, XOXO (grunge), Safety Pin (inspired by the cover of the June 1946 Ladies Home Journal), Swizzle Script (a script based on Stylescript, 1940, Sol Hess: compare with Coronet and Trafton), New England (script), Madfont (after MAD magazine's logo), Quince (a brush version of Klumpp's Murray hill), Plumber's Gothic, Gamera.
  • Fonts made in 2006: Humdinger (comic book lettering), Stella Dallas (a Koch Antiqua style face based on he hand-lettered titles of the film Stella Dallas), Foam Light, Mean 26 Sans, Mean 26 Serif, Gaudi, Lapis Lazuli (3 calligraphic fonts based on Dan X. Solo's Papyrus), Garden, Boston Line and Philadelphia Line (inspired by Boston Line Type, developed in the 1830s by Samuel Gridley Howe for use in raised-letter printing for the blind; the Philadelphia Line fonts were inspired by another raised-print font, this one developed by Julius Friedlander and adopted in 1837 by his Philadelphia school, now the Overbrook School for the Blind), Honeymoon (a script based on the Holiday Inn lettering), Blooper and Bloop Script (after Cooper Black and Brush Script), Roman monograms.
  • Fonts made in 2005: Don Semiformal, Fabulous Prizes, Valentin (inspired by the work of Valentin Haüy, creator of the first books for the blind), Chelt Press (a grungy Cheltenham), National Debt, Pub Smooth (followed in 2007 by Pub Bites), Baronial Monograms, Vine Monograms, Thaleia (revival of Thalia), Harold's Monograms Bold, Blockograms, CarmenMonograms, Profiler, Goya, Jest, Chaser, Rebus (dingbats), Dilemma, The Birds, CVelestial Alphabet.
  • Fonts made in 2004: Snowflake Monograms, Upbeat Demi, Pessima, White Birch, Artistamp, Entwined Monograms, Project, Dirty Finger, Koch Dingbats, Yard Sale, Shield Monograms, Gainsborough (inspired by the hand-lettered titles of the Alfred Hitchcock film "The Lady Vanishes", 1938), Jim Dandy (an interpretation of the 19th century face Jim Crow), Gaumont (based on the hand-lettered titles of the film The 39 Steps (1935), a Gaumont-British Picture, directed by Alfred Hitchcock), Imitation2, Sunset, Bend It, Pretz, Cantabile, Echo, Skidz, Columbia Stamp, Trudeau Sans (a companion of his architectural face Trudeau), Frank the Architect (2004, a Frank Ching-inspired face not unlike Tekton).
  • Fonts made in 2003: Card Characters, Pieces, Harlequin, Hexagrams&Octograms, Popstars, Level, Peace, Collegiate Monograms, Bead Chain, Marquee.
  • Fonts made in 2002: Level, Backhand Brush, Joggle, Script Monograms, Brickletter, Font Shui (oriental simulation), Heartland (for Valentine's day), Melodymaker (for music), Antiestablishment, Penmanship, RingTV, Cabaletta (now called Roosevelt), Graceful Ghost (caps based on an 18th century French design by Pouget&fils), the Ixat family (grunge fonts), PalimpsestBlack (grunge font), PalimpsestDark, PalimpsestLight, PalimpsestRegular, Pearlie, Repent (based on the work of American folk artist Jesse Howard), WillingRace (upper and lower case together).
  • Fonts made in 2001: Carmen Caps, Crazy Harold (2001, based on a font of the same name, as illustrated in Paul E. Kennedy's "Modern Display Alphabets"; extended to 8 weights in 2006), Easter Parade (brush script), Famous Label (pen lettering), FLORES (based on a florist's sign in Valencia, Spain), FONT ERROR, Guadalupe (Mexican simulation face), GuadalupeDos, HMBlackDiamondThree, HMBlackDiamondTwo, HMBlackOvalThree, HMBlackOvalTwo, HMWhiteDiamondThree, HMWhiteDiamondTwo, HMWhiteOvalThree, HMWhiteOvalTwo, Handmedown, Hymn, KaffeehausNeon (based on Kaufmann), PubSmooth (a variant of the classic font Publicity Gothic), Roselyn (a script font based on a font in "Lettering and Alphabets" by John Albert Cavanagh), RubaiyatDoubleLine, RubaiyatEngraved, RubaiyatInline, RubaiyatOutline, RubaiyatShadow, RubaiyatSolid, SanitaryBoldCaps, SanitaryDemi, SanitaryRegular, Shazi, ShaziGhost, Subtext (grunge font).
  • Fonts made in 2000: Arrobatherapy, Barbeque, Black Oval Monogram, Bruce Mikita (oriental simulation), Bruce Mikita2, Cantabile, CantabileAlternate, Celestial Alphabet, the Goya family (extrapolated from the logo of the GOYA food products company), King Harold (inspired by the lettering on the Bayeux Tapestry), KingXmas, KingXmasStars, KochQuadratFill, KochQuadrat, KochQuadratGuides, KochQuadratInline, KochQuadratOutlines, Koch Rivoli, Lab Rat, Law School (based on the architectural lettering at Albany Law School, Albany, NY, now named Trudeau, after a design by architect Robert Louis Trudeau), Milky Way (based on a style of hand lettering by Ross F. George included in 1930s Speedball lettering books), MilkyWayTwo (2001), Neurotoxin, Pharmacy, Punchhappy (holes in letters, influenced by Apostrophe's Toolego?), Punchhappy Shadow, Quarterround, Quarterround Tile (a kitchen tile font), RedCircle (based on the lettering on Eight O'Clock brand coffees), Ringpin, ScarletRibbons (inspired by a Speedball lettering book from the 30s by Ross F. George), Screwball (font in memory of Madeline Kahn), Solemnity (an uncial font modeled on the analog font SOLEMNIS by Günter Gerhard Lange, 1952), ThreePartySystemA, ThreePartySystemB, ThreePartySystemC, Vasarely (named in honor of Op artist Victor Vasarely; based on a modular font by Jean Larcher).
  • Fonts made in 1999: BrideOfTheMonsterStencil, Bubble Gum Rock A and B (1999-2002), CheltPressDark, CheltPressDarkVariegated, CheltPressLigh, CheltPressLightVariegated, CheltPress, Esquivel, EsquivelEngraved, Fulton Artistamp, MADFONT, Smellvetica, SmellveticaOutline, Vedette Blanche (movie roll font), VedetteNoire.
  • Fonts made in 1998: BrideOfTheMonster (caps and numbers are based on Rudolph Koch's Neuland), Cheapskate family, Dominican (coffee bean bag font), Landmark, OldeChicago (based on the Apple Chicago font), Ricecakes, SavingsBond extended in 2006 to National Debt, National Debt Hilite and National Debt 3D), StampAct, StampActJumbled, Thanksgiving, Virile Open, Virile Solid.
  • Typefaces from 2011: Bingo Dingo (dingbats inspired by the classic Mexican board game, Lotería), ManuCrypt (blackletter), Waldorf Text (blackletter).
  • Typefaces from 2012: Curator (a compact handwriting font), Seafare (circus style face), Hardline (op art prismatic style), London (inspired by London, Susan Kare's bitmap-style Olde English designed for Apple in the early 1980s. Variations include cross-stitch, harlequin (black and white diamonds), and shaded (diagonal lines)).

Link at Dafont. . Abstract Fonts link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hedvanio Wysten

During his studiesin Lisbon, Hedvanio Wysten created the Arabic-themed typeface Dabletter (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Holly Cornell

Graphic Design student at Anglia Ruskin University, who lives in Cabridge, UK. Creator of Arabic (2011), an Arabic simulation face. [Google] [More]  ⦿

House Grynmoors

Download Caliph (from Scriptorium), an Arabic simulation font. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hugo Dumont

During his graphic and type design studies at Ecole Estienne in Paris, Hugo Dumont created the Arabic and/or Indic simulation typeface Humanist (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hunt Brothers
[Walter Bernard "Ben" Hunt]

Walter Bernard "Ben" Hunt (b. 1888, Greenfield, WI, d. 1970) was an American artist, outdoor educator and author. His books covered native American arts, woodworking, scouting, pioneering, jewelry making, metalworking, and calligraphy. Quoting wikipedia: Hunt was born in Greenfield, Wisconsin and grew up in a log cabin. He attended Milwaukee's South Division High School, but did not graduate, dropping out to become lithographic engraver at the Bruce Publishing Company. Hunt moved to Hales Corners, Wisconsin with his wife, Laura, in 1920. In 1924, Hunt, along with his father-in-law and brother, Edwin C. Hunt, built a log cabin behind his home. The cabin, a 16x28-foot structure, made of tamarack logs, was the subject of Hunt's first article, How We Built Our Log Cabin. During the late 1930s, Hunt began to study the work of Native American artists. As part of his research, Hunt met with artists and leaders such as Nick Black Elk, Frank Smart (or Chief Gogeoweosh), and James F. "Buck" Burshears. Hunt shared his knowledge of "Indian lore" with Milwaukee's boy scout leaders and, in 1942, Hunt started writing articles for Boy's Life. He became a regular member of its staff, ultimately writing over 1,000 articles. Hunt's work for Boy's Life, led him to serve on the staff of the National Boy Scout Jamboree in 1950, 1953, 1957, and 1960.

Edwin and Ben Hunt published Fifty Alphabets (1931), Lettering of Today (1935, revised in 1941), 60 Alphabets (1935, Bruce Publishing), and 101 Alphabets (1954, 1958). Several digital typefaces resulted from those publications. Grouped by type designer:

  • Pablo Mateu: HFF Hunts Deco (2012). Based on an alphabet designed by the Hunt Brothers in Lettering of Today.
  • Nick Curtis: Moonshine Script NF (2004). A casual connected script patterned based on 60 Alphabets.
  • Dick Pape created 11 fonts in 2012 that are based on 101 Alphabets, all named HuntBros101Plate followed by a plate number. Plate 02 is a Trajan typeface. Plate 5 is a Trajan face. Plate 6 is an art nouveau face. Plate 7 is a flared caps typeface. Plate 10 is a textured poster typeface. Plate 11 is an ornamental caps face. Plate 13 is a condensed caps face. Plate 14 could be considered as a Mexican vernicular typeface. Plate 18 is an antique italic face. Plate 25 is an upright script. Plate 26 Brush is fifties brush signage at its best. Plate 29 (octagonal), Plate 46 (Celtic), Plate 52 (German expressionist), Plate 54 Blackletter, Plate 56 (Lombardic), Plate 62 (uncial), Plate 63 Script, Plate 65 (Victorian ornamental caps), Plate 66 (Western typeface), Plate 74 (Mexican fiesta font), Plate 68 (Arabic simulation), Plate 71, Plate 76 (architectural lettering), Plate 77 (inline caps) and Plate 83 (stencil face) complete the collection.

Download some typefaces based on the latter publication. Flickr site sith images of 101 Alphabets, courtesy of Diane Zerr. Local download of 101 Alphabets. Download link for Pape's typefaces. [Google] [More]  ⦿

I2f

Original fonts, mostly katakana and hiragana, but also some Latin alphabets. Some pixel and manga fonts, but overwhelmingly, this collection is techno. The font names: ArabiaConsole (2002), ArtificialSatellite, AstroN, AstroT, BiscuitBank, Cocoon, ComBattler, CyborgClassic, DanceMixN, DanceMixR, Discotic, DragonBird, EosE, EosK, FatManLite, FirstGundam, FuwafuwaFururuHS, FuwafuwaFururuHW, FuwafuwaFururuKS, FuwafuwaFururuKW, GalaxyI, GalaxyN (2002, pixel font), HappyChicken, Hearts (parts one and two), HyperLalabellEI, HyperLalabellEN, HyperLalabellJI, HyperLalabellJN, Ideon, JointBump, Jojomix, KoukakuE (2002, pixel font), KoukakuJ, MacrossE (2002, pixel font), MacrossJ, MechaPlate, MobileSuit, Potted, PrePrePretty, Raideen, Robodatch, ShortPart, SpaceResortLite, Sunplaza, SuperLovelyI, SuperLovelyN, TechBonR, TechBonS, TechnoBrush, Thoroughbred, TrigunMaximumE, TrigunMaximumJ, TumblinDiceE (dice: note that there are errors in the dice!), TumblinDiceJ, Vifam, VitaminTabletE, VitaminTabletJ, Xanadu (2000, pixel font), Zambot J Lite. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Iconian Fonts
[Dan M. Zadorozny]

Born in Philadelphia and a resident of Texas, Dan Zadorozny's creations at Iconian. He is a prolific type designer who specializes in techno and sci-fi typefaces. Dafont link. Fontsy link. Abstract Fonts link. Font Squirrel link. His fonts in alphabetical order:

  • #44 font (2002), 00Starmap (2001, pixel font), 1st Cav (2008), 2-Tech, 2nd Amendment (2007, guns), 2nd Amendment 2050 (2009, more gun silhouettes), 2Toon, 300 Trojans (2008, comic book family), 4114 Blaster (2008, futuristic), 5th Agent (2008, techno), 7th Service (2002), 8th Element (2013), 911Porscha.
  • Achilles, Action-Men (2008), Action Women (2008, female outlines), Aegis (2010, Greek simulation family), Aetherfox (2013), AirCobra (2002), Aircruiser (2011, trekkie family), AirForce (planes and copters), Airstrike (2013), Airstrip One (2003), Aldo's Moon, Aldo's Nova, Alexis (2001), Alien League, Alpha Sentry, Alpha Taurus (2007, octagonal, athletic lettering), Amalgam, Americorps (2012), Anakefka (2009, ultra-fat family), Antikythera (2013, Greek simulation face), Antilles (2009, sans family), Argosy, Arilon (2008), Army Rangers (2013, octagonal), Astropolis (2009), Atlantia (2012, futuristic), Avenger (2008, futuristic).
  • Babes&Bond (2009, erotic silhouettes), Babe-alicious (2002, erotic outlines), Bad Robot (2007, computer game look), Bal-Astaral, Bamf (2011, techno family), Battlefield, Beam Rider, Beastian (2011), Ben Zion (2008, Hebrew simulation), Berserker (2008, grunge), Beta Biergärten (2008), Bio-disc, Bio-discSolid, Bio-discThin, Bionic Comic (2002), Bionic Type (2002), Birds of a Feather (2007, dingbats), Block, Blood Crow (2009), Bloodlust (2011, dripping blood face), Blue July (2009), Bog Beast (2013), Borgsquad (2014, mechanical/octagonal), Brin Athyn (2008, uncial/Celtric), Bronic (2004), Bubble Butt (2014, bubblegum typeface), Bummer (2007, octagonal), Bushido (2008, oriental simulation), Butch and Sundance (2013), Buttons the Bear (2008, children's hand), Byte Police.
  • Capella (2011, a wide techno family), CasperComics, Chardin Doihle (2008), a useful informal handprinting family), Charlemagne, Charlie's-Angles, Cheyenne Hand (2008), Christendom, Clubber Lang (2013, grungy), C.O.D.E.R. (2012), Colossus (2011, old chipped stone look), ComicBookCommando, ComicFX, Commonwealth, Concielian, Corinthian, Covert Ops (2012, army stencil), Coyote Deco (2007, art deco), Crappity-Crap-Crap (2007), Crime Syndicate (2013), Crixus (2011, a squarish sans that includes an athletic lettering style), Cro-Magnum (2003), CryUncial, Cyberia (like Soviet: neat Russian imitation letters), Cyrus The Virus (2012, grungy, hand-printed).
  • DS Man, Daedalus (2008), Daemonicus (2012), Dan Stargate (2008), Dan'sHand, Dark Alliance (2014), Dark Horse (nice brush font), Darkwind, Dassault (2013), Delta Ray, Demon Priest (2013), Department-K, DepartmentH, Deranian (2008), Detonator, Devil Summoner (2014), DiegoCon (2004), Ding-o-saurs (2007), Direktor (2008, Cyrillic simulation techno), Dire Wolf (2013), Disco-Dork, Disco Deck (2005), Disco Duck, Dodger, Dotcom (2002), Drafting Board (2008), Drafting Table (2008), Dragon Order (oriental simulation), Drid Herder (2002), Droid-Lover (2008), Drosselmeyer (my favorite).
  • Eagleclaw (2009), Eaglemania, Earthrealm (2013), Earthshake (2013), Earth's Mightiest (2002), Eco-files, Eldebaran (2012), Elder Magic (2009), Election Day (2009), Emissary (2014, sci-fi), Empire Crown (2011, blackletter), Enduro, Ensign Flandry, Ephesian (2007), Erin Go Bragh (2009, Celtic/uncial), EscapeArtist, Eskindar (2013), Eternal Knight (2013), EverettSteele'sHand, Excelerate, Excelsior, Excelsior Comics, Exedore (2008), Exoplanet (2013, techno), Extechchop (2005).
  • Factor, Falconhead, Famous Spaceships (2007), FantasticCreatures, Fantazian (2003), Fantom (2009, bad handwriting), Federal Escort (2014), Federal Service (2011), Federapolis (2008, octagonal techno face), Fedyral, Fedyral-II, Feldercarb (2003, octagonal font), Ferret Face (2013), Fiddler's Cove (2012), Fight Kid (2009), First Order (2001), Flesh Eating Comic (2013, grunge), Flight Corps (2008, techno/pixelish), FlyingLetaherneck (2002), Force Majeure, Foucault (2014, uncial), Frank-n-Plank (2013, a wooden plank font), Free-Agent (2008), Freedom Fighter (2013, stencil), From Bond With Love (2014: military stencil), FunnyPages, Futurex Grunge (2005).
  • Galant, Galaxy-1 (2008), Galaxy Far Far Away (2009, futuristic dingbat font), Galaxy Force (2014), Galga (2008, futuristic), Gamma Sentry, Gemina (2011, sci-fi / techno family), Gemina2 (2013), Generation Nth, Gentleman Caller (2014), GeoBats (2007), Gearhead (2013, octagonal), GI Incognito (2012), Global Dynamics (2014), Goalie (2008, hockey mask alphading), Gods of War, Governor, Graymalkin (2011, trekky), Grease Gun (2012), Grendel's Mother, Grim Ghost (2013), Grimlord (2009), Guardian (2008), Guardian-Laser (2008), Guardian-Pro (2008), Guardian-Shadow (2008), Gunship, Gunship V2 (2002), Gypsy Killer (2013), Gyrfalcon.
  • Hadriatic (2008, roman lettering), Half Elven (2013), Halfshell Hero (2013), Hall of Heroes (2007), Halo, Han Solo (2013), Harrier (2002), Hawkmoon (2011), Hello Copters (2013: helicopter dingbats), Heorot (2009, stone age fonts), Heroes Assemble (2011), Heroes Assemble Dingbats (2014: all Avenger characters), Highrise Heaven (2007, city skyline dingbats), Hip Pocket (2014: psychedelic), Holy Empire, Homemade-Robot, Homeworld (2003), Homeworld Translator (2003), Hulkbusters, Hydro Squad (2014), Hypno Agent.
  • Iapetus (2014, sci-fi), Icebox Art (2012), IWantMyTTR!, Iconian (2002), Iconified, Illuminati, Imaginary Forces (2008, mythical dingbats), Imperial Code (2003, Startrek style face), Imperium, Incubus, Incubus-Italic (2008), Incubus-Shadow (2008), Infinity Formula (2003, super techno), Infobubble, I-House Edition (2014), Interceptor (2008), Interdiction (2012), International Super Hero (2002), Intrepid, Iron-Cobra (2008), Iron Forge (2012).
  • Jack's Candlestick (2013), Jackson, Jannisaries, Jedi Special Forces (2012), Jerusalem (1999, Hebrew font simulation)[see also here], Jetta, JettaTech, Jetway (2012, a stencil face), Johnny Torch (2012), Judge, Judge Hard, Justice (2009), Jumptroops (2003), Justinian.
  • Kahless, KameraDings (2009), KarateChop (2009), Kartoons (2008), Katana, Kennebunkport (2013, script), Keystone (pixel font), Khazad-Dum (2011), Kid Cobalt (2008, comic book face), Kinex, King Commando (2011), King's Ransom, KnightsTemplar, Knock Furious (2003, dingbats), Kobold (2008, futuristic), Kondor (2013), Kountry Kodes (2008, international license plate lettering), Kovacs-Spot, Kovacs, Kreeture (2002), Kubrick (2008).
  • Lamprey (2012, techno family), LandShark (2001), LandWhale (2001), Laredo Trail (2013, a Western face), Laserian, Law and Order (2005, dingbats), League Wars (2013, sci-fi stencil), Leatherface (2013), LegalTender, Legion, Lethal (2014), Liberty Island (2013, sci-fi), Lightsider (2011, Star Trekkish family), Lincoln Lode, Lionel (2009), Low Gun Screen (2008, a totally square screen type family), Lincoln Chain, Lionheart, Lobo-Tommy (2008), Lord of the Sith, Loveladies, Low Gun Screen (2008, screen face).
  • Machiavelli, Mad Marker, Magic Beans (2007), Marathon-II, Marathon, Masked Marvel (2002), Masterdom (2004), Metal Storm 3D (2008), Metronauts (2013), Metroplex, MetroplexLaser, MetroplexShadow, Michaelmas, Micronian (2009, pixelish headline family), Milk Bar (2003), Micronian (2008, extensive pixel-based family), Military-RPG (2008), Missile Man (2002, futuristic), Miss Amanda Jones (2004, brush style), Mobile Infantry, Modi Thorson (2013, techno), Monsterama (2011, scary face), Moon Dart (2008), Morse Kode, MorseNK, Movie Gallery (2008, dingbats), Mrs. Monster (2013, Halloween brush font), Mystic Singler (2008, rough brush face).
  • Nathan Brazil (2013, art deco), National Express (2003), Native Alien, Nemesis Enforcer (2013), Neo-Geo (like the letters on the Neon cars), Neuralnomicon, Nextwave (2014), Nick Turbo (2001), NifeFite, NifeFiter, NifeFites, Nightchilde (2013), Nightrunner (2008, sci-fi), Nightwraith (2011, techno family), Ninjas (2002), NoloContendre, Northstar (2014), Nostromo, Nuevo Passion (2013), Nyet (2002, Soviet letter simulation).
  • Oberon, Oberon-Deux, Obsidiscs (2003, dingbats), Oceanic Drift (2013), October Guard (2013, Cyrillic simulation face), Odinson (2007, runes), Olympicons (2003), Omega 3 (2010, futuristic), Omega Force (2013, octagonal / mechanical), Omega Sentry, OmniGirl (2003, techno), Opilio (2012), Opus Magnus (2013, metal band font), Oramac (2004), Ore Crusher (2013), Outlands-Truetype (2001), Outrider (2013), Overstreet Bible (2014, hand-printed), Ozda (2011, a fat techno family with several horizontally striped styles), Ozymandias.
  • Psyonic VII (2012), Pandemonious Puffery (2002), Parker's Hand (2002, handwriting), Perdition, Peregrine, Phaser Bank (2008, techno), Philadelphia, Philly Dings (2003), Piper Pie (2007), Pistoleer (2011), Planet N, Planet S, Planet X, Player 1 Up (2012: architectural family), Police Cruiser (2013), Postmaster, Power Lord (2011), Presley-Press (2007), Press Darling (2012), Procyon, Prokofiev (2009, rounded and squarish), Promethean (2008), Protoplasm, Prowler (2013), Pseudo Saudi (1999, Arabic simulation), PuffAngel, Pulse Rifle (2009), Pyrabet.
  • QTs (2013: erotic silhouettes), Quake-&-Shake, Quantum of Malice (2013), Quark Storm (2013), Quartermain (2002), Quasitron (2009, futuristic), Quatl (2002, an Inca font), Queen&Country (2009), Quest Knight (2009), Questlok, Quicken (2013, horizontal stencil), Quickening (2014), QuickGear, Quickmark (2004), QuickQuick, QuickStrike, QuickTech.
  • RCMP, RadZad, Radio-Space, Raise Your Flag (2013), Realpolitik, Rebecca, Rebel Command (2012, Star Trek family), Redcoat (2008, blackletter), Red Rocket (2011, techno), Regulators, Replicant, Repulsor (2013, pixelish), Rhalina (2011, a nice upright script), Righteous Kill (2009), Robotaur (2008), Rocket Junk, Rocket Type (2002), Rogue-Hero, Roid Rage (2003), Ro'Ki'Kier (2008), Rosicrucian (2009, stone age font), Rubber Boy (2013, poster font family).
  • Sable Lion (2002), Sagan (2008, futuristic), Scarab, ScarabScript, Sci-Fi (2008), SDF (2013), Sea-Dog, Searider-Falcon (2008), Secret Files (2011), Sever, Shining Herald (2013), Singapore Sling (2014), SisterEurope, Skirmisher (2014), Skyhawk (2014), Snubfighter (2009, sci-fi), Soldier (2011), Sound FX (2003), Soviet, Space Cruiser, Space Junker, Space Ranger (2013), SPQR (2008, grunge roman), Spy Agency (2012), Spy Lord (2001), Starduster (2011), Starfighter, Star Navy (2009: dingbats), Strikelord (2011, trekkie family), Stuntman, Subadai Baan (2013), Super Soldier (2014, silhouettes), SuperUltra911, Superago (2002).
  • Talkies (2008, dingbats), Tarrget (2013, based on the Tekken "Tag Tournament" logo), Taskforce (2008), Tauro (2012), Team America (2014), Tele-Marines, Terra Firma, Terran, Texas, Texas2, TheRifleman, The Shire (2009), The Shooter (2012: gun dingbats), Texas Ranger (2014: Western font), Thundergod, Thundergod II (2013), Thunder-Hawk (2011, an aviation techno face), Tigershark (2013), Timberwolf (2011), Time Warriors (2007), Tool (2012, dingbats of tools), Toon Town Industrial (2005, comic book font), Tower Ruins (2014: stencil), Tracer, Trajia (2008, a techno/stencil/athletic lettering family), Traveler (2008), Travelicons (2009), Travesty (2003, scrawly handwriting), Trek Trooper (2008, Startrek font), Trigger Man (2013, octagonal and mechanical), Trireme (2011, Star trek family), Tristram (2008, uncial), Troopers (2011, futuristic), Trueheart (2009, Celtic), Tussle (2002), Typeecanoe (hand-printed), Typhoon (2013).
  • Uberholme, Uberholme Lazar (2001), UFO Hunter (2009), Ultra 911, Ultramarines (2013), Underground Rose (2014, connect-the-dots), Unisol, United Palanets (2014), UniversalJack, Uno Estado (2009, constructivist), U.S.A., USArmy, US Army II (2013), US Marshal (2012), US Navy (2007), U.S.S. Dallas (2008), Usuzi.
  • Valerius (2009, uncial), Valkyrie (2008), Valley Forge (2008), Vampire Games (2001), VariShapes (2001), VideoStar, Vigilante Notes (2003), Vilmos Magyar, Vindicator (2012, techno), voxBOX, Voortrekker Pro (2009: octagonal and athletic lettering family), Vorpal (2012: sci-fi stencil face), Vorvolaka (2013), Voyage Fantastique (2013), VX Rocket (2014, fat octagonal face), Vyper (2008, futuristic stencil).
  • War Eagle (2009), War Machine, War Priest (2012), Warrior Nation (2011), Wars of Asgard (2009), Watchtower (2012), Weaponeer (2008, military lettering), Were-Beast (2008), Wet Works (2013, grungy stencil), Whatafont, Ensign Flandry (2003), Whiskey Bravo (2003), Wildcard (2011, Star trek family), Wimp Out (2004), Wolf's Bane (+II, +Super-Extended, 2013), Woodgod (2013), Worldnet (great wordly O), Write Off, Writer's-Block, WyldStallyns.
  • Xaphan (2003), XCryption (1999, a hacker face), X-Fighters (2014), XPED, Xcelsion (2002), Xenophobia, Xephyr, Xeppelin (2005, zeppelin dingbats), X-Grid (2008), Xiphos (2007), Xmas Xpress (2013), Xoxoxa, X-Racer (2012).
  • Yahren, Yama Moto (2009: oriental simulation), Yankee Clipper (2011), Yay USA (2013), Year 2000, Year3000 (2001), Yellow Jacket (2002), Yiroglyphics (2004), Yorstat (oriental simulation), Young Frankenstein (2013), Youngtechs (2008, futuristic), Yukon Tech.
  • Za's Vid (2001, pixel font), Zado (2002, dot-matrix font), Zakenstein (2011, caps only grunge), Zamboni Joe (2002, hand-printed)), Zealot (2008), Zee Lance, Zen Masters (2002, pixelish), Zeta Sentry (2009, techno/futuristic), Zollern (2013), Zombie Control (2013: a bloody paint drip face), Zone Rider, Zoologic (2009, animal dingbats), Zyborgs, Zymbols.
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Ine Beerten

Graphic design student in Antwerpen, Belgium, who made this gorgeous faux Hebrew and faux Arabic typeface in 2004. Hrant Papazian raves about it, and calls its competitor, FF Falafel (Per Jorgensen, 2002), unsatisfying. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Izmir University of Economics
[Alessandro Segalini]

Type design projects (June 2007) by Alessandro Segalini's students at Izmir University of Economics:

  • Nil Kip: Kememnce.
  • Alp Koca: Doner.
  • Tolga Gunyuzu: Pestemal.
  • Aycin Turan: Delight, Nargile (faux Arabic).
  • Merve Ayse Caglayan: Henna night.
  • Burak Besen: Cig Kofte (grunge stencil).
  • Deniz Kuru: Kunefe, Nalin.
  • Melih Altinkut: Cop Sis.
  • Ersa Kiray: Kokorec.
  • Arzu Sohoglu: Nazar Boncugu.
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James Cianciaruso
[Ablaze Studio]

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John Desrosiers
[Soft Horizons]

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Jorgensen Fonts
[Per Baasch Jørgensen]

Foundry in Copenhagen which sells the fonts made by Per Baasch Jørgensen: Escale (2010, humanist sans), Applejack (2008), Drakkar (2010, runic simulation face), FF Falafel (2002, simulation of Arabic), FF Bagel (2002 simulation of Hebrew), FF Holmen (2007, 19 styles in this didone family), Escale (sans). Other fonts by him include Versus (1994, his graduating project at EMSAT, Paris, a very fresh sans face).

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Joshua M. Smith
[Legacy of Defeat]

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Juan-José Marcos García
[Alphabetum]

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Judith Sutcliffe
[Electric Typographer]

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Katarzynow

Graphic designer and illustrator in Poznan, Poland, who created the Cerna Hora and Shakira (Arab look glyphs) typefaces in 2009. In 2010, he did the sans face Katika. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kevin King
[Kingthings]

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Khalid Jassim

Type designer from the UAE. Creator of the 3d hand-printed typeface New Way (2012), the Arabicized Wahed (2012), and the scratchy stick-based typeface Nest (2012). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Kingthings
[Kevin King]

Keven King (Kingthings) is the British designer (born in Kent in 1959, educated at the Graphic Design College in Exeter/Devon, and based in Exeter) of these fonts, many of which have Celtic influences. His typefaces:

  • 2002: Kingthings-Gothique (oranmental face), Kingthings-Hand, Kingthings-Hand-Light, Kingthings-Organica, Kingthings-Petrock, Kingthings-Petrock-Light, Kingthings-Xander, Kingthings-Xander-Outline.
  • 2003: Kingthings-Calligraphica, Kingthings-Calligraphica-Italic, Kingthings-Calligraphica-Light, Kingthings-Chimaera, Kingthings Flashbang, Kingthings Flourishes (Arabic simulation face), Kingthings-Italique (blackletter), Kingthings-Kelltika---Kevin-King.-2003 (fantastic Celtic style caps face), Kingthings-Organica, Kingthings-Sans, Kingthings-Whizzbang, Kingthings-Xander-Outline.
  • 2004: Kingthings Linear K, Kingthings Pique'n'meex, Kingthings-Annex (started in 1981: ornamented letters), Kingthings-Printingkit (old typewriter), Kingthings-Spike (blackletter), Kingthings-Typewriter (old typewriter), Kingthings Versalis, Kingthings Wrote, Kingthings-Xstitch. Some fonts have calligraphic/medieval or Celtic influences.
  • 2005: Kingthings Poppalok (ornamental dot matrix face), Kingthings Embroidery, Kingthings Spikeless, a blackletter face.
  • 2006: Kingthings Petrock, KingthingsChristmas (ornamental).
  • 2007: Kingthings Willow (great ornamental face; a commercial Pro version exists at CheapProFonts), Kingthings Willowless, Kingthings Exeter, Kingthings Extortion (ransom note face), Kingthings Facetype, Kingthings Lupine (the Pro version was done in 2009 at CheapProFonts), Kingthings Lupineless.
  • 2008: Kingthings Wrecktangle (piano key font), KingthingsSerifique, Kingthings Clarity, Kingthings Gutenberg, Kingthings-Conundrum (oriental simulation face: the Pro version follows in 2012), Kingthings-Eggypeg, Kingthings-Inkydinky, Kingthings-Knobson, Kingthings-Spirogyra, Kingthings Bloone, Kingthings Tendrylle, Kingthings Foundation.
  • 2009: Kingthings Slippery Lips, Kinthings Spike Pro (blackletter, commercialized by Cheap Pro Fonts).
  • 2010: Kingthings Lickorishe, Kingthings Scrybbledot.
  • 2011: Kingthings Scrybbledots Pro and Kingthings Scrybble Pro (sketch faces).
  • 2012: Kingthings Frontwards, Kingthings Sans, Kingthings Kurllie (curly Victorian caps).
Alternate URL. Cheap Pro Fonts catalog. Klingspor link. Fontspace link. Abstract Fonts link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Leandro Nogueira
[Noinfonts]

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Lecter Johnson
[Betterfear.us (or: XXII Fonts, Or Doubletwo Studios)]

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Legacy of Defeat
[Joshua M. Smith]

This web site, related to Joshua Smith's Hydro 74 foundry in Orlando, FL, offers original creations, both free and commercial. They specialize in vintage signage type, display type, the Western look, scary faces, art nouveau, tattoo type, psychedelic and Victorian styles. The catalog as of 2011: Anarchy Script, Aphex Script, Apocalypse, Avante, Black Mail Sect, Black Mamba, Burial Black, Cadaver Ink, Cadaver Script, Calypso, Catalyst, Cortez, Dayton Black, False Idols, Golden Age, Heresy, Hood Black, Hydro Script, Imperial Black, Iron Fist, Kremlin Ink, Kustom Style, La Calavera Catrina, La Santsima Muerte, Le Venom, Lucky's Flash, Martyr Black, Muerte Black, Napalm Vertigo, Nue Black, Nue Goth, Norway Black, Razor Black, Royal Baron, Sacred Black, Sailor Jerry, Salem Witch Hunt, Sentry Black, Spitfire, Skid Row, Thai Black, The Clique, The Thickness, Thunder Script, Tramp Stamp, Tyranny Gothic, Uber Black, Vahalla, Venice Black, Viper Black, War Machine, West Coast Soul, Wolfstien Electro, Working Class Hero, Zombie Allegiance, Zombie Attack, Slash Black, Suture Set, Corpse, Czar, Proclivity, Uber Black Caps.

Free and commercial typefaces from 2013: Pricks, Ocelot Piss, The Witches, Wizard Tit, Wizard Dick, Riverside, Dirty Sanchez, Corpus Delicti, Warlock, Ghetto Wolves, Spitfire, Cheap Deal, Shwarma (Arabic simulation), Alderaan (alchemic), Surplus (spurred), Goth Bitch (blackletter), Siberian Vodka (alchemic), Bitch Please, Dirty Whore (brush script), Skeleton Key (EPS), Old School (EPS), Forty Thieves (EPS; Arabic simulation), Conquest (EPS), The Sailors Creed (EPS), Achilles (constructivist), Gold Chain (EPS), Bootleggers (Western), Blood Clot (dripping blood face), Hernandez (Latino style), The Order (spurred), Kuso, Pinche Muerte, Chingon, Nomad, Major Jackov, Sinner, Mayhem, Outlaw (Western), Absinthe, Zombie Headshot, Black Diamond, Alcazar, Eastern Star, El Librador (Cuban colonial style), Monniker, Her Majesty, Kobra, Dishonor, Ghetto Hawk, Kings Wrath, Fraternal, Wizard Taint, Rinzler (inspired by TRON), Dream Weave.

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Linotype

Arabic faces in the Linotype library: AlHarf AlJadid (a black titling font by Ismet Chanbour, 1985), Hassan (H. Sidahmed, 1993), Hisham (Ahmed Maged, 1993), Karim (Tim Holloway, 1994, in a generic Naskh style), Qalmi (a Nastaaliq font with horizontal stress), Lotus (Linotype staff, 1978; classic Ottoman Naskh book style font with extra glyphs for Kurdish, Farsi and Jawi), Maged (Linotype staff, 1956, 1987), Mariam (a modern headline font by Ismet Chanbour, 1992), Mofid Mahdi (Mofid Mahdi, 1985), Nazanin (Linotype staff, 1978; this was first called Haghighi), Qadi (Linotype staff, 1985, under the direction of Walter Tracy), Yakout (Linotype staff, 1911), Ahmed (simplified face, early 80s), Ahmed Outline, Amer (originally designed for dry transfer and licensed from Lettera Arabica; redrawn by Adrian Williams and then digitized; published in 1992), Badr (traditional Naskh style, early 70s), Jalal (1977), Kufi (Georges Dib, 1987), Kufi Outline (Linotype staff), Mitra (partially based on the Persian Naskh style, 70s). LinotypePideNashi is an Arabic simulation font. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Manfred Klein
[Manfred Klein's Fonteria]

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Manfred Klein's Fonteria
[Manfred Klein]

Frankfurt-based designer (b. 1932) whose creative output is so large that he deserves a separate web page. His URL at Moorstation from 2000-2007. New page on him by Florian Rochler. Font squirrel link. Dafont link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Manifestoyz (or: Alghorie Std)

Indonesian creator from Jatiwangi (b. 1985) of Alghorie Syawal (2013, Arabic simulation face), Alghorie Bald (2013), Alghorie Std (2012) and Alghorie Neue (2011). Latin and Cyrillic. Aka Manifestoyz.

Dafont link. Old URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Manuela Nassr

Manuela Nassr (Sydney, Australia) designed the Arabic simulation typeface Aladdin's Flamingo in 2014 for a university project. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Margaret Harding Penney

Saint Petersburg, FL-based creator of the following commercial typefaces: Roco (2013, a slit font), Faceplant (2013), Boccaccio (2013, art deco, prismatic and multilined, named after the Belgian club Boccaccio Life, where New Beat was first played), Untoward (counterless), Magik, Haext (2013, hand-printed, Ten Dollar Fonts)).

In 2014, she created the Arabic simulation typeface Maroque: Maroque is a geometric type design inspired by the forms and pattern motifs found in Moroccan carpets, artwork and architecture. The pattern motifs most specifically associated with this font design are those found in the carpets of the Maghreb or Berber people of North Africa, these rugs have a kind of bold simplicity that appears decorative, detailed and grid-based. Maroque Stencil appeared in 2014.

Her company is called Hello Creative Co. Hellofont link. Behance link. Hello Media link. Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marrium Usman

Graphic designer and photographer in Karachi, Pakistan. She created the QAT Latin script typeface in 2011, which has several Arabic traits. She says: Qat is a display typeface that has been designed as my graphic design thesis. The purpose is to create awareness among Pakistani graphic designers to embrace their cultural identity by using typefaces that are more representative of us and our culture. This typeface encourages them to promote Pakistan's own typographic movement that is unique and one of a kind. It is available for sale at the Typerighter Foundry. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Martin Kausche

Designer (b. 1915, Stettin) at D. Stempel of Mosaik (1954), a bold irregular sans serif caps font. Revived digitally by Canada Type as Sultan (2005). Canada Type writes: This design highlights the unmistakable Arabic/Moorish calligraphy influence on Celtic lettering, by way of the highly active Andalusian culture from the ninth century until the crusades in the early eleventh century. Nick Curtis's version of this is called Aethelred NF (2007). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Masoud Nejabati

Iranian designer, born in Teheran. An expert in calligraphy, he won first prize at the 1st Islamic World Calligraphy Festival in 1996. He now teaches graphic design at Tehran Art College. At Bitstream, he published the Arabic simulation font Persia (2002). See also here. FontShop link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Merle Scholtz

Born in Durban, South Africa, in 1947, Merle Scholtz specializes in designing African and Indian ethnic patterns and logos. Her work with ethnic patterns began as a result of her fascination with, and collection of, ethnic African masks and beadwork. Together with Anton Scholtz, she runs Scholtz Fonts. Her typefaces include:

  • African Shield (2005). Patterned after the cow-hide shields of the Zulu tribe.
  • Crime Inc (2012). A grungy sans.
  • Crostini (2011). A script for menus and invitations.
  • Fragrance (2011). A cosmetic industry or wedding invitation calligraphic face.
  • Gatsby SF (2007). A gorgeous art deco face.
  • Giraffe Skin, LeopardSkin.
  • Girl Script and Girltalk. These are curly faces.
  • Nordika (2007). A condensed sans.
  • Palm Court (2007).
  • Qotho (2010). She codesigned the versatile almost architectural sans family Qotho with Anton Scholtz.
  • Romi. A curly face.
  • Smart Casual (2007). An artsy architectural face.
  • Stoan: a texture face.
  • Tertius (2008). A Carolingian style family that could also be mistaken for an Arabic simulation face. Codesigned with Anton Scholtz.
  • ZebraSkin.
  • Zim.
  • Zulu-Ndebele Pattern (2007). Zulu-Ndebele Pattern is based solely on the traditional decorative patterns of the Zulu and Ndebele tribes of South Africa.

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Michael Parson
[Typogama]

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Moonstar

A star-studded Arabic simulation face made in 1999 by an unknown designer. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nada Al-Siyabi

Student in Muscat, Oman, in 2013. Creator of an Arabic typeface (2013) and of two Arabic simulation (Latin) typefaces, Islamic Font (2013) and Omani Khanjar Font (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Naraca

100-font archive with many Cyrillicized fonts. Has many rune fonts, and Arabic simulation fonts such as Arabian and Caliph (Scriptorium). ArabianNormalCyr is a Cyrillic version, copyright Naraca (2000). Other goodies: SkazkaForSerge (Cyrillic version of Arnold Boecklin, by Yuri A. Lyamin), Tzimizce Cyr (Necropolis, 2000). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nawal Al-Adasani

During his studies at the University of Ballarat, Australia, Nawal Al-Adasani created the sharp-edged display typeface Aris (2013). Aris borrows ornamental details from Arabic. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Neale Davidson
[Pixel Sagas (was: Protoform Project, and Fontshack)]

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Nick Curtis

Nick Curtis (b. Chicago, 1948) lived in Texas from 1952-1997, and lives since 1997 in Gaithersburg, MD and Alexandria, MD. From ca. 1990 onwards, he has been designing fonts, first for free, and then commercially. He had a great reputation as a "revivalist" type designer, with a particular interest in retro fonts and art deco types. In 2003, his site had become too popular and too expensive to maintain, and thus he went commercial as Nick's Fonts. In 2013, he stopped making fonts, and donated his collection of rare books and type material to the University of Virginia. Interview. Free downloads at TypOasis. Complete list of names and other info, maintained by Sander de Voogt. Interview in which we learn about his fondness for Corel Draw as a type design tool.

Near the end of 2012, he posted this comment on his web site: Fifteen years ago, I embarked on a wonderful voyage of discovery, when I created my very first font with Fontographer 3.15. My maiden voyages were, frankly, rather clunky and amateurish, but I have been told that they showed promise. Well, sure enough, thanks to the diligent (and patient) efforts of Ilene Strizver, I polished up my craft enough to sell my humble efforts---first as a sideline business and, since 2006, as my full-time job. In total, I have produced over eleven hundred fonts---almost five hundred of them freeware fonts, which I conservatively estimate have been downloaded and enjoyed by over three million people worldwide. Unfortunately, this past year has brought a series of unanticipated setbacks, culminating in the loss of my wife's beautiful mind and soul to the scourge of alcoholism. In an effort to generate extra income to cover the expenses for her long-term care, I have proposed a number of, I believe, innovative ways to revamp the online font business; unfortunately, those efforts have fallen flat, primarily due to the professional font community's abject fear of crossing the $165 million Elephant in the Room. I even offered a special discount rate of 75% off retail price for full-time students of Typohile Forum. To date, there have been zero takers. Hell: even the webfont kit of one of my own fonts which I purchased from myfonts.com turned out to be an empty folder. Talk about a run of bad luck. Which leaves my with you, dear readers. If you or someone you know has had fun or made a buck from my humble efforts throughout the years, please donate whatever you can---even a lousy dollar would help---to help me out. I would greatly appreciate it.

Home page. Dafont link. FontShop link. Klingspor link. Abstract Fonts link.

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Nick Curtis
[Nick Curtis: Commercial faces]

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Nick Curtis: Commercial faces
[Nick Curtis]

Nick Curtis (b. Chicago, 1948) lived in Texas from 1952-1997. Since 1997, he is in Gaithersburg, MD and Alexandria, MD. Since the 1990s, he has been designing fonts, first for free, and then commercially. He had a great reputation as a "revivalist" type designer, with a particular interest in retro fonts and art deco types. In 2003, his site had become too popular and too expensive to maintain, and thus he went commercial as Nick's Fonts. Interview. Free downloads at TypOasis. Complete list of names and other info, maintained by Sander de Voogt. Interview in which we learn about his fondness for Corel Draw as a type design tool. Home page. His free fonts are listed elsewhere.

On MyFonts, he says this about himself: Nick's Fonts is a modest little foundry dedicated to the preservation of our rich typographic heritage. Most of the foundry's designs are based on authentic historical sources, gleaned from the massive collections of the Library of Congress. If you are looking for a font that captures the essence of the Wild West, the Gay Nineties or the Jazz Age, look here first: if it is not in the catalog, it will be soon. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Nikolay Dubina
[D-Studio (Moscow)]

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Noinfonts
[Leandro Nogueira]

Noinfonts is the foundry of Brazilian type designer and teacher Leandro Nogueira, who is based in Sao Paulo. He studied graphic design at UNESP Baura from 1996-2001. Leandro designed these fonts:

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Oleg Snarsky

Russian designer. His creations were used by Alexei Chekulayev (Double Alex Font Studio) in 1993 to make the Arabic simulation face Arabskij (1970s). Most of his fonts were co-designed with Dubina nikolay. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Page Studio Graphics (or: Pixymbols)
[Roger Vershen]

Page Studio Graphics is Roger Vershen's Oro Valley, AZ-based company specializing in symbols and symbol fonts, founded by him in 1986. Roger Vershen died in Tucson, AZ, in 2003.

The fonts (grouped under the name PIXymbols) include ADA symbols v.2.0, Africa, Alphabox, Alphacircle, Ameslan (ASL), Antorff (blackletter), Antorff Fractions, Apothecary, Arrows, Astrology, Backstitch, Boxkey, BoxNLines, Braille grade 2, Casual, Chalk Casual, PIXymbols Chess, Command Key, Courex (typewriter family), Crossword, PIXymbols Deco Glass (2001), Digit&Clocks (+LED symbols), Dingbats&Online, DOSScreen, Fabric Care, FARmarks (Federal Aviation Regulations lettering), Flagman (semaphore), Fractions, Gridmaker, Highway Gothic (U.S. Department of Transportation's Standard Alphabets for Highway Signs), PIXymbols Highway Gothic 2002, Highway Signs (U.S. Department of Transportation), Hospital&Safety, LCD, Linea (2002, prismatic), Luna, Malkoff (calligraphic font), Marina, Meeting, Mejicana (2001, a Mexican party font), Menufonts, Morse, Musica (instruments), Newsdots, Orchestra, Passkey, Patchwork, PCx, Phone, PIXymbolsMusica, Prescott (2001, Western), Penman (2001, connected script), PrimerD (letters with lines), Recycle, Roadsigns, Shadowkey, Signet (family), Signet Shadow, Squared, Strings, Stylekey, Tolerances&Datum, Travel&Hotel, TV List, Unikey, US Map, Vershen (2001), Xcharting, Xstitch. They also sell EPS files of all Arms of Swiss cantons, and many nice initial caps. Look also for Faux Hebrew (simulated Hebrew), as part of the Faux package that also includes Faux Sanskrit, Faux Runic, Faux Hebrew, Faux Japanese, Faux Arabic, Faux Chinese and Faux Chinese Sans.

Alternate URL. Previews at MyFonts. Klingspor link.

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Panco Sassano

Illustrator in Mar del Plata, Argentina, who created an Arabic simulation typeface in 2014. In 2014, under the supervision of Ale Paul at Sudtipos, he created the wide connected semi-calligraphic handwriting typeface Horizontes Script.

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Pascal Naji Zoghbi
[29 Letters]

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Per Baasch Jørgensen
[Jorgensen Fonts]

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Petra Heidorn
[CybaPeeCreations (or: Typoasis)]

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Phil Rutter

Designer at Canada Type of Coffee Script (2004, with Patrick Griffin), the digital version of R. Middleton's Wave design for the Ludlow foundry, circa 1962. [Patrick griffin revived Coffee Script in 2010 as Middleton Brush.] Phil Rutter and Rebecca Alaccari designed Almanac (2004), a script face based on Imre Reiner's London Script (1957) (in 2007, superseded by Reiner Hand, a new digitization by Rebecca Alaccari), Tiger Script (2004, based on Georg Trump's wild brush script Jaguar done in 1967 for C. E. Weber; done with Rebecca Alaccari), and Ali Baba (2004), an Arabic simulation face originally designed by Georg Trump as Palomba (1955, C.E. Weber foundry). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Picnic Paradise

Graphic and experimental type design studio in Berlin, with an interesting web site. Typefaces: Picnic Only (2004-2008), Industry Talk (2004-2008, dingbats), Alu II (2006, a simple filled-in-counters type), Barcode (2003), ECG (2003), Bricks (2003), TEU (2003), Antibody (2006), T.I.N.A. (2006, Arabic simulation face by Frauke Boggasch and Dominik Sittig), S-TAG-S (2005). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pixel Sagas (was: Protoform Project, and Fontshack)
[Neale Davidson]

Free original designs, often with a science fiction feel, by Neale Davidson (b. 1971). Does some custom font work. Adventure.

Neale Davidson's typefaces:

  • 4E Dings (based on those used in WotC's 4E Dungeons and Dragons game).
  • AdventureNormal (1998), AdventureSubtitlesNormal, Alpha Mutation (2012, based on the title logo to the 2011 version of "Gammaworld"), Algol (2013, based on the logo for R Talsorian's "Mekton Zero" role-playing game), Alternity, Amuro (2013, +Condensed: an ocragonal typeface), Anayanka (2013, Cyrillic simulation font), Ancient Thorass (2013), Angel Arms (2012, a shothole font), Anglo Celestial (2014, connect-the-dots typeface), Anglorunic (2011), Angolmois (2013, based on the Hasbro 'Dark Energon' exclusive toy line), Armorhide (2013, sci-fi face), Arneson (2013), Artifact (2011; became Ravenwood), Aurebesh (2013, based on the WEG version of Star Wars Imperial Writing).
  • Bantorain (2013, spurred), Barazhad (2014, flourished, runic face based on the demonic and occult and necrotic languages from Wizards of the Coast's Dungeons and Dragons game), BattleBeasts (2000), Bayformance (2014), Beastformer (2011, based on the long-ago logo of Hasbro's "Battle Beasts"), Bayformance (2014), Beast Wars (2011, based on the logo of the show of the same name), Betazed (2013, for Star Trek betazoids), Bidan (2013, constructivist), Bienvenu (2011, pixel face), Blitzwing (2013, octagonal family), Blofeld (2013, a distressed font based on the title logo of Exile's cult-classic "Evil Genius"), Bloomingworth (2013), Braddington (2013, art deco), Broadmoor (2012, art deco).
  • Callie Mae (2013: a rounded organic sans), Cardosan (2013, runic script), Carlton (2012), Celestial, Chapleau (2012, art deco), Chinyen (2005, oriental simulation), Clark (2013), Classic Robot (2011), Coburn (2013: miltary stencil), Colony Wars (replaced by Gallonigher), Comic Book, Constitution Class Hull, Convoy (2011, based on the logo for "Armada" and "Robots in Disguise"), Counterfire (2014, stencil), Crichton (2013, an avant-garde font based on the title logo from the "Farscape" television series), 2015 Cruiser (2013, based on the police-car lettering used in the move "Back to the Future II"), Crystal Deco (2008, based on the logo for much of the merchandising for "Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull"), CuniformEnglishNormal, Cyberfall (2013, octagonal / mechanical face based on the logo of the console game "Fall of Cybertron"), Cybertron Generations (dingbats, now replaced by Transdings), Cybertron Metals, Cybertron OpCode (2014), Coulson (2014, stencil), Cyberverse (2011, futuristic).
  • Daedra (2012: based on the Elder Scrolls series of games), Dai Atlas (2013, based on the original Transformers logo from Hasbro), DalelandsNormal (a Celtic face based on the lettering used in early TSR Dungeons and Dragons products), Datacron (2013: based on the Fall of Cybertron toyline), Davek (2014, based on the dwarven and "under-mountain" runic scripts found in Wizards of the Coast's Dungeons and Dragons fourth edition role-playing game), Decahedron (2012), Destronic Graffiti (2013), Dethek Stone (2011, runes), DiamondFantasyNormal, Dinobots (based on the Dinobots logo from Hasbro's Beast Machines line), Dodecahedron (2012), Downlink (2013, techno), Dragonmaster, Dunkin and Dunkin Sans (2012, based on the rounded fat letters of the Dunkin Donuts logo), Dovahkiin (2013), dPoly (2013, polyhedra and game dingbats), Duodecahedron (2012), Dwemer (2013), Dynotherm (2013, a heavy octagonal face).
  • Eladrin (2011, based on the third edition version of the Elven font used in Dungeons and Dragons), Electrorocket (2012, art deco), Elminster, Emotion Engine (2012, based on the Playstation 2 logo from Sony), Empanada (2013), Emulator (based on the old Nintendo game font), Energon (2011), Equestria (2012: based on the My Little Pony Line), Erte (2013), Espruar (2011, based on the Elvish script found within TSR's "2nd Edition: Dungeons and Dragons" Forgotten Realms Elvish script), Eurocorp (2012, based on the logo and menus within the classic "Syndicate Wars" game from Bullfrog Entertainment), Exodite Distressed (2013, a custom design for LPJ's "Neo-Exodus" Pathfinder campaign world), Eyvindr (2014, rune simulation font).
  • Falmer (2013), Flipbash (2012, an octagonal typeface that is based on the logo of Hasbro's Bot Shots), Flynn (2011, futuristic stencil face), Fontana (2011, techno-futuristic), Fractyl (2013, used for the Predacons' speaking bubbles in the BotCon "Ground Zero" comic in 1997), Furmanite (2011).
  • Gaiking (2012: Based on the logo of Mattel's Giant Robot toyline, Shogun Warriors), Galaxy Force (2011, based on Hasbro's Transformers: Cybertron logo), Gallonigher (was Colony Wars), Gamedings, Gargish (2013), Gargoyles, Garriott (2013, runic), Geddes (2011, art deco sans related to Futura), Gemcut (2013), Generation Two, Gin Rai (2011, based on the logo of Hasbro's latter-era "Generation One" Transformers series), Gold Box (2012, a pixel face based on the in-game lettering from the classic SSI "Gold Box" game collection, featuring Dungeons and Dragons: Pool of Radiance, Curse of the Azure Bonds, and so on), Gosub (2011, a pixel face similar to the on-screen lettering of the Timex Sinclair), Gotham Nights (2011, based on the lettering used in "Batman: The Animated Series"), Green Martian (2013), Gutcruncher (2011, based on the logo from the famous Blood Bowl game), Graalen (2013: an alien-glyph typeface based on the Andorian writing found in Last Unicorn Games' Among the Clans supplement for their Star Trek: Roleplaying Game).
  • Harker (2013), Harpers (runes), Hauser (octagonal, futuristic; Former "Action Force", based on the logo of GI Joe), Hellpoint (2013, based on some of the plate markings founds in IDW's "Transformers" comic series), Hetfield (2013: a spurred typeface), Hexahedron (2012: dice), Hexahedron Rounded (2013), Hyperspace (2012, thin monoline octagonal, based on the original Atari vector font from Battlezone, and on Asteroids).
  • Imaki (2011, futuristic; was Cybertron Metals; based on the logo of the Japanese Beast Wars Metals series), Indiana (2012, from the titling for the Indiana Jones movies and comics), Instruction (2012, monospaced and monoline caps face for engineering applications), Invaders (2012, based on posters for the 1960s movie), Iokharik (2014, a Mandarin-stylized runic typeface based on the language described in Wizards of the Coast's Dungeons and Dragons), Iori (2013, octagonal stencil family).
  • Jedi (2012: Star Wars logo font), JediHollowNormal, JediSolidNormal, Jefferies (former Constitution Class Hull, based on the original Star Trek Enterprise lettering), Jhiaxus (2011, based on the logo of "Transformers: Generation Two"), Joystick (2011, based on the lettering used from Sears' Tele-Games cartridges), Jumpman (2012, based on the logo of the original Donkey Kong game from Nintendo).
  • Kanno (a geometric sans formerly called Sharon Apple), Kentaurus (2013, Greek simulation typeface; he writes: This 'microgramma-like' font is based on the "Kentaurus" writing found within Franz Joseph's "Star Trek: Technical Manual"), Ketchum (2011, a comic book face based on the logo of the popular Pokemon franchise), Kreon (2011, a round techno face based on the logo of Hasbro's Kre-O line).
  • LaBoeuf (2011, techno: based on Indiana Jones subtitles), Laser Rod (2011, based on the Transformers line), Lassiter (2012, a spurred Western typeface), Lorre (art deco).
  • Mage Script (2013), Majel (2013, an avant-garde typeface), Majoram (2012, a hairline avant garde typeface), Majoram Serif (2012), Manga (2011, oriental simulation), Mara's Eye (2013, based on the lettering used on Disneyland's Indiana Jones "Forbidden Eye" ride), Marston (2013, on the title logos of numerous Spaghetti westerns), Masterforce, MasterforceHollow, MasterforceSolid, MaximalBeasts, Maximus, Mechalock (2013, based on the "Combiners" subline logo from Hasbro's "Robots in Disguise" Transformers series), Mech Tech (2013, based on Hasbro's "Transformers: Dark of the Moon's" toys' "Mech Tech" logo), Medabots (based on the Hasbro toy line), Megatron (2011, based on the logo of the live-action Transformers movies), Microgramma Extended (later replaced by Probert), Minerva (2012: based on the logos used for Shout's releases of Transformers: Headmasters, Masterforce, and Victory), Mission GT-R (2013, based on Takara's "Transformers: GT-R"), Mode X (2012, based on lettering from classic "Mode X" games of the early 1990s), Modern Cybertronic (2013: an alien-dings font based on Jim Sorenson's "Ancient Autobot" script), Modern Destronic (2013: based on Jim Sorensen's "Ancient Decepticon" script), Modern Iaconic (2014: based on the 'runic' letting found in Transformers: Legacy), Mons Olympia (2014, sci-fi), Montalban (2011, based on the title credits of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan), Moria (runes), Morse Tech, MysticEtchingsNormal.
  • Nakadai (2011, a unicase techno font based on Hasbro's Transformers: Prime figures), Neo Gen (2011, based on the logo for the SD Gundam series of games), Neostar (2012, sci-fi), Neverwinter (2011, based on the logo of the popular "Neverwinter Nights" computer game from Bioware) (see also here), Night Warrior, Nippon Tech (faux oriental), Nite Club (2011, dot matrix).
  • Octohedron (2012), Okuda (formerly Okudagrams; based on the LCARS characters from Star Trek: The Next Generation), Omnicron, Ophidian, Optic (2011), Optimus (2011, based on the original Transformers logo from Hasbro), Orion (2012, a techno-style font based on the "Robots in Disguise" logo from Hasbro's 2012 Transformers toyline), Overseer (2011).
  • Pacmania (2013), Palisoc (2013), Phoenixians (2012: based on the logo of Centuri's Phoenix arcade game), Pixel Musketeer (2013, based on Sony's Wild Arms and Wild Arms 2 games for the Playstation), Pixel NES (2013: based on screen fonts of Colecovision, Timex Sinclar, Nintendo, SimTech's ModeX VGA, Tandy Color), Planewalker (formerly called Magic Cards. Based on the text used in older Magic: The Gathering cards), Plavsky (2013), Pokemon, Powerpuff (based on the logo of "The Powerpuff Girls" from Cartoon Network), PredaconBeasts, Probert (replaces Microgramma Extended), Protoculture (2012, based on the franchise logo of Robotech).
  • Qijomi (2013), Quintanar (2011), Quantum (2013: based on the title credits of the James Bond movie "Quantum of Solace").
  • Rapier Zero (2013), Ravenwood (2011), Razorclaw (2013: based on the logo of the Beast Hunters Transformers line), Reconstruct (2013), Regen (2012: a science-fiction font based on the logo used on the cover of the Transformers: Regeneration One comics), Rellanic (2014), Renegade (2013, techno stencil, based on FASA's "Renegade Legions" gaming line), Resavy (2012, a Broadway style art deco beauty), Rio Oro (2012, a Far West Tuscan marquee font), Robot Masters (now called Takara), Roddenberry (2011, based on the StarTrek logo), Roughknight (formerly Materia Arms. Based on the Wild Arms 5 video game logo---it simulates wood type and is Western in concept), RubCaps (2013), RunicEnglishNormal.
  • SandsofFireNormal, Schnaubelt (2011, rounded technical caps face), Sierra Madre (2012: an avant-garde face based on the Sierra Madre casino's logo from Fallout: New Vegas: Dead Money), Silverball Oblique (2012, LED font), Simple Runes, Sinescript (2013), SkeksisNormal, Skir, Sorenson (2013, a stencil typeface), StarcraftNormal, Starfleet (2004), Stark (2012: based on the title logo of the Iron Man and Iron Man 2 movies), Steamcog Caps (2013), Steampuff (2012), Steamwreck (2012), Sternbach (2011), Straczynski (2011, based on the opening credits for the classic television series "Babylon 5"), Suchet (2013: a nice art deco typeface inspired by the material of BBC Production's legendary "Poirot" series starring David Suchet), Symtext (2012, a faux 5x5 bitmap font based on the lettering used in early VGA games, such as Syndicate).
  • Taibaijan (faux Arabic), Takara (former Robot Masters; based on the "Robot Masters" logo from Takara's Transformers), Tandysoft (2011, based on the old typeface of the MC-10 computer), Tellarite (2013: based on the canonical glyphs of the "Tellarite" language from Paramount's Star Trek franchise), Tetrahedron (2012), Thorass (runes), Thundara (the old name was Thundercats), Tirolese (2013, an alien glyph font), Tonopah (2012, western font), Toril (2011), Transdings (replaces Cybertron Generations: based on Transformers logos from Hasbro), Transformers, TransformersHollowNormal, TransformersSolidNormal, Transmaidens, Transmetals (based on Hasbro Inc's, "Beast Wars: Transmetals" logo), Trek Arrowheads (2013), Trek Arrowcaps (2013), Tsa Script (2011, based on logos used within TSR's classic "Dragon Magazine"), Turok (2011, based on the logo of the "Turok" video game), Turtles (2011, based on the popular classic "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" logo), Twobit (2013, LCD font)
  • Vector Sigma (2011, based on the secondary "Beast Machines" logo), Videopac (2013, a stencil face based on a Philips gamme from the 1970s), Visionaries, Visitor Script (2013), Volkoff (2013, a Russian style tencil face).
  • Warlords (2011, based on the logo of the game series), Whitestone (2014, octagonal), Whittle (2013, octagonal), Winslett (2012, Far West face), Wreckers (2013, octagonal).
  • XBall (2013, loosely based on several title logos from Electronic Arts's (EA's) sports gaming titles).
  • YsgarthEnglishNormal (2011, almost blackletter).
  • Zarathos (2012, based on the titles for the Ghost Rider movie series), Zebulon (2013, sci-fi face based on the title logo of TSR's classic "Star Frontiers" game series), Zentran (2013, based on the Zentraedi glyphs found in Harmony Gold's "Robotech" franchise).

Dafont link. See also here and here, here, and here. Klingspor link. Abstract Fonts link. Devian Tart link. Fontspace link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Plu Victorien

Parisian type designer, b. 1988. He created the calligraphic Arabic look type family Amal (2012).

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Quittard

100-font archive. Contains Baubau (Koen Hachmang, 1999), PPHip20s, PsuedoSaudi. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Raneem Ghourab

During her studies at the German University in Cairo, Raneem Ghourab created several typefaces such as Araben (2013, an Arabic simulation face with a brushy feel), Yadour (2013, Arabic) and Construct (2013, a Latin/Arabic techno face). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rasul Hasanov

Designer and illustrator in Baku, Azerbaijan. Behance link.

He created the free gaspipe font Big Font AZ (2012), Gazal (2012) and Sharq (2012, Arab simulation face). Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rebecca Alaccari
[Canada Type]

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Reece Duncan

Australian designer (b. 1979). He created Regime Change (2006, an Arabic simulation face). Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Reiza Risandy

Jakarta-based designer of the Arabic simulation typeface Sultanahmet (2014), which was created for Istanbul. [Google] [More]  ⦿

René Knip

Dutch type designer. Jan Middendorp wrote A.R.K. Ten Years of Type Related Projects 1994-2004 (2004), summarizing Knip's work at Atelier René Knip, mostly experiments in type design. Knip (b. 1963) is a graduate from the St. Joost Academy in Breda. Since the 1990s, Knip has operated a design studio in Amsterdam, Atelier René Knip.

Recently, Knip and his brother Edgar formed a new company, Gebroeders Knip, which produces furniture and accessories in which letterforms are integral parts of the objects design.

One of his experiments, a unicase typeface with an Arab feel, was digitized by Nick Curtis as Turban Hey NF (2008).

In October 2012, Knip and Hahn cofounded Arktype. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Roger Vershen
[Page Studio Graphics (or: Pixymbols)]

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Ryoichi Tsunekawa
[Flat-It]

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Sam Sung Ho Kim

New York City-based creator of the Arabic simulation typeface Al Rahman (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sascha Thoma
[Talib Intercultural Type Research]

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Scriptorium (Ragnarok Press, Fontcraft)
[David Fleming Nalle]

Dave Nalle was born in Beirut in 1959, but lives and works in Texas. He is currently in Manor, TX. From his wiki page: Dave Nalle is a political writer, game author and font designer who was active in the early history of the development of the internet. He is Chairman of the Republican Liberty Caucus, a group that promotes libertarianism within the Republican Party and is Senior Politics Editor at Blogcritics online magazine and is the CEO of Scriptorium Fonts. A creative and prolific designer, he has made hundreds of beautiful (often historic) fonts. His outfit, Scriptorium (based near Austin, TX, est. 1989), also does custom font and logo design. At some points, Scriptorium was also known as Ragnarok Press and Fontcraft. It specializes in artsy and ancient faces. Some subset of the fonts is made by Michael Scarpitti. Free font demos.

Images of his best selling fonts. Special subpages:

  • Three free fonts: Onuava (a mini-serifed hybrid fixed-width font), Divona (sans), Sirona (based on Lombardic calligraphy).
  • Lombardic: Aneirin, Benevento (8th century Lombardic), Cymbeline, Fabliaux, Formidable, Locksley.
  • Decorative initials such as the 20th century sign lettering initials set Pencraft Initials (2009), Holly Initials (2010, based on Real PenWork (1880s, Knowles and Maxim), Vyones (2010), Vergennes (2001), Cascade (2009), Bergling (2010; based on initials by John M. Bergling).
  • Wild West fonts: Academy, Alcalde, Atkinson Boomtown (2009, after the lettering of Frank Atkinson), Atkinson Eccentric (2009), BigIron, Cibola, Del Norte, Lachesis, Perdido, Plowright, Primer, Riudoso, Niederwald, San Lorenzo (2011, with a Mexican and Tuscan look), Stonehouse, Manquo, Rochambeau, Purcell, Vaquero.
  • Arabic simulation fonts: Samaritan is based on the poster lettering of Alphons Mucha from his poster for the play La Samaritan. Serendib and Waziri are based on the hand lettering of René Bull from his edition of the Arabian Nights. Caliph (1993) is derived from Ernst Schneidler's classic Legende font, with variant characters based on his original lettering. Also: Samarkand, Satampra, Jerash, Samarkand, Isfahan.
  • Celtic fonts: the fonts include Constance, Durrow (1993, traditional rendering of Insular Minuscule calligraphy), Malvern, Glendower (based on the most common lettering in the Book of Kells), Knotwork (caps based on Celtic knots), Alba Text (modernized text font based on Celtic uncial lettering), Lindisfarne (based on a square uncial style), Stonecross (1997, derived from Celtic cross and gravestone inscriptions), Celtic Spirals (dingbats), Celtic Borders font (lets you combine key strokes to form decorative borders; many frames and borders are original Celtic designs by Arts&Crafts period artists like Evelyn Paul and Louis Rhead), Spiral Initials, Brigida (based on Rudolph Koch's interpretation of a squared uncial), Macteris Uncial, Coverack (heavy non-traditional uncial), Dahaut (modernized uncial), Dunsany, Glendower, Morgow (1999, spiral uncial), Teyrnon (elaborate spurred uncial), Padstow (heavy uncial), Vafthrudnir (2011, uncial), Sualtim and Columba (decorative initials based on characters found in the Book of Kells), Albemarle (2001).
  • Oriental simulation fonts: Yoshitoshi (2003, based on the 1900-style writing by Yoshi Toshi.
  • Gothic fonts, including Alt Gothic, Koch Gothic, Barnabas (2011), Montgisard (2010, roman capitals with blackletter lower case), Montressor (2010, ornamental blackletter capitals), T4C Beaulieux (1998, a free copy here), Bastarda (2011), Burgundian, Cadeaulx, Collins Old English, Courtrai, Descant, Ereshkigal, Faustus, Franconian (1993, a Schwabacher), Froissart (2000), Ghost Gothic, Katisha, Koch Gothic, Ligeia, Magdeburg, Magdelena, Melusine, Monressor (2010, blackletter caps), Pyle Gothic, Rheingold, Sanctum, Stuttgart Gothic (2010), Textura, Theodoric, Yngling (2002).
  • German expressionist: Dromon.
  • Renaissance fonts: Monumental Gothic, Caswallon (a Caslon family), humanistic cursive (Palmieri, Castiglione and Hanes Italic), quirky Italian cursives (Fiorenza and Alleghieri), a Roman style hand-lettered font (Rudolfo and Rudolfo Swash), a Trajan-style Roman lettering (Hadrianus), a classic flourished cursive (Trinculo) and a set of floral intials from the Quattrocento (Fraticelli).
  • Modern poster fonts: Ascelon, Bilitis, Cosmic Dude, Dromon, Ducatus Rough, Eglantine, Ekberg, Fortinbras, Hamilton, Jambon, Oblivion, Posada (2008, based on the poster lettering of Mexican artist José Guadalupe Posada), Squiffy, Suspicion, Magnin (2003).
  • Mapmaker fonts: building elements are available in Basilica; Ortelius is a map dingbat font; Queensland (based on lettering by artist and calligrapher Eric Sloane), is bold, hand-drawn and reminiscent of medieval writing on maps. There are also Brandywine, Daresiel, Hesperides, Longhorne, Windlass (1996), and Cityscape. Orford (2008) is based on samples of hand lettering from a 1693 manuscript collected by Lewis Day in his classic book on historical paleography, Alphabets Old and New.
  • Calligraphic fonts: Albemarle (2001), Azariel, Moncrief (2011, based on the calligraphy of J.M. Bergling), Pavane, Rasael (2009), Abdiel (2005), Roncesvalles, Gazardiel (2003, connected script), Spoonbill (2003, arts and crafts), Macteris (Roman uncial font), Antioch Uncial (Roman uncial font), Burgundian (Classic black letter font), Franconian (993, a classic black letter font), Castiglione (Attractive Renaissance lettering), Cicero (Roman Rustica font), Formidable (1993, very bold late medieval / Lombardic style), Collins Old English (Classic Old English style gothic), Corbei Uncial (Roman uncial font), Cymbeline (late medieval lettering), Durrow (Standard insular minuscule uncial font), Theodoric (Classic black letter font), Gazardiel, Ghost Gothic (Unusual gothic font), Glendower (Uncial font based on Book of Kells), Gloriana (Interesting hand lettering style), Folkard (from the hand-lettering of Charles Folkard), Offenbach Chancery, Ranegund Merovingian Courthand, Benevento (8th century Lombardic), Hesperides.
  • Art deco faces: Lyceum (2014), Borealis (2009), Criterion (2011), Illuminata, Madding (2009, a bold poster font that grew out of Aventine), Alexandrine (2009), art Deco Stencil (2009, based on samples of Art Deco stencil lettering by Pedro Lemos), Falmouth.
  • Art nouveau faces: Acadian, Agravain (2009), Amphitryon (2009), Ariosto, Asphodel, Averoigne, Beaumains (2011, based on J.M. Bergling's lettering), Beauvoir, Belgravia (based on J.M. Bergling), Bernhardt (based upon the lettering of the Czech art-nouveau artist Alphonse Mucha), Bentham, Berenicia, Boetia (2003, based on J.M. Bergling's lettering), Bruges, Bucephalus (1993), Burd Ellen (2009), Butterfield, Curetana, Damariscotta, Elsene (2011, based on lettering by early 20th century illustrator Clara Elsene Peck), Elysian, Exotique, Flaubert, Gaheris, Ganelon, Gehenna, Goodfellow, Harbinger, Jugendstil Kunsthand (2003), Lysander, Maginot, Munich (after the Munchner Jugend magazine), Norumbega, Odeon, Ormandine (2010), Pantagruel, Phaeton, Reggio, Rochmbeau, Rockne (2009), Rudolfo, Setebos, Sprite, Summerisle, Sylphide (2005), Undine, Valentin (2008), Vambrace (2010), Walhal.
  • Modern poster fonts: Field Day (2003), Ascelon, Bilitis, Cosmic Dude, Dromon, Ducatus Rough, Eglantine, Ekberg, Fortinbras, Hamilton, Jambon, Oblivion, Squiffy.
  • Constructivist fonts: Krasny Mir (2009), Vrubel, Structura (1997).
  • Futuristic fonts: Alecto, Angelus, Circuit, Culdrose, Gearhead, Ironclaw, Parika, Sanhedrin, Semiramis (1997), Slither, Structuro, Yazata, Adastra (dings).
  • Borders and ornaments. These include New Arets and Crafts Borders (20912, based on The Calendar of Golden Thoughts (Barse and Hopkins Publ, 1911).
  • Boneyard fonts: Antrobus (2010), Sepultura (2002), Halloweenies, Dementia, Boneyard, Skull and Bones, Malagua (1999-2013), Paleos (2002, from titling of B movies in the cave girl genre), Carmilla, Abaddon, Black Cow (1998), Valdemar, Cuede, Ligeia, Mayhem, Mephisto, Golgotha, Sanguinary, Ironworks, Moravia, Gehenna, Nosegrind (2005, graffiti), Corpus, Ghostly.
  • School fonts: Schoolhand (2010).
  • Arts and Crafts movement (late Victorian period, 19th century), based on work and lettering by Walter Crane, William Morris, Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Elbert Hubbard. The Arts&Crafts movement was enormously influential on the works of designers, artists and architects of the 20th century, and inspired the Art Nouveau and Art Deco movements. Fonts include William Morris' Kelmscott (based on Morris' Troy type), and True Golden, fonts from the Glasgow branch of the movement like Chelsea Studio (1997), which is based on Charles Rennie Mackintosh's lettering, fonts from the Roycrofters of New York like Semiramis and Ganelon, fonts based on Walter Crane's work such as Crane Gothic, Pencraft Initials (2009) and Walter Crane, and even fonts from the California Arts&Crafts period of the early 1900s like Coloma. Other typefaces: Jesse M. King, Aylward, Palmyra (based on work by the Roycrofters, a design community founded by Elbert Hubbard), Aylward (2010, Victorian), Hyacinth Initials, Spoonbill, Adresack (1996), Brandywine, Changeling (2009, based on lettering by fairy artist Fanny Railton), Goddard, and Advertising Gothic (2003), Valentin, Gaheris, Agravain (2009). Delaguerra (2001-2009) is based on a lettering style originating in the California Arts&Crafts period commonly associated with Mission Style. It is still in common usage in signage at historical sites in California.
  • Victorian: Beaumarchais, Berenicia, Bilibin, Brandywine, Brigidis, Curetana, Durendal, Elphinstone, Flaubert, Folkard, Gjallarhorn, Gloriana, Hermia, Ironclaw, Magnus.
  • Typewriter: Fontcraft Courier.
  • Anthroposophic: Ekberg (2002, based on a sample of poster lettering by Samuel Welo).
  • Medieval fonts of Scriptorium, critiqued by Marc Smith, page 65: Batwynge is based on lettre gffe by Geofroy Tory (1529), and not on an illuminated manuscript of the tenth century as claimed by Scriptorium.
Some selected fonts: Finchley (psychedelic), Captain Kidd (2012, an original font design based on the title lettering from the classic pirate movie starring Charles Laughton), Aerobrush (2011), Fondry Ornament (2009), Atkinson Egyptian (2008, after the lettering of Frank Atkinson), Verne (2008), Goldwork (almost blackletter), BigBlok (2010), LetterpressGothic (2010), Plymouth (2010, in the style of Cooper Bold), Broadley (2008, an architecturally inspired script based on lettering by British architect and designer C.F.A. Voysey), Locksley (2004, medieval lettering), Tuscarora (curly lettering), Fiorenza (Renaissance calligraphy), Hesperides (old colonial calligraphic script), Angelus (beautifully printed monospaced script), Esperanza (1996, connected medieval handwriting), Ithuriel (2002), Alleghieri (2002), Hamilton (2002), Spiral Initials, Zothique (great font, based on hand lettering from a map of Clark Ashton Smith's fantasy world of Zothique), Reynard (semi-Celtic), Daresiel (elegant script), Caliph (1992, Arabic simulation), Bassackwards, Rosalinde (1999, handwriting), Arakne (2000, connected handwriting), Falconis (by Michael Scarpitti), Asrafel (semi-Celtic), Swithin (2004), Tyrfing (Art Nouveau/Fraktur, 1999), Waldeck (2008, blackletter), Woburn Initials, Stampwork, Draughtwork, Roughwork (a codex font derived from Nalle's own True Golden which is based on a=n earlier typeface by arts and crafts master William Morris), Melusine (gothic calligraphy), Corbei (uncial), Niederwald (hand lettering), Gjallarhorn (great uncial), Gaiseric (early medieval uncial), Taranis (1987, an uncial first drawn as a font for the cover of the old Ysgarth roleplaying system), De Bellis (roman era, by Michael Scarpitti), Engravers Gothic, Monimental Initials, Sanhedrin (Enemy of the State font), Vespasiano (roman capitals, by Michael Scarpitti), Bilitis, Hendrix (2002), Collins OE (old English), Samedi, Praitor, Evadare (1993, based on a character set which was hand calligraphed by Rudolf Koch), Koch Fantasie (1993), Black Cow (1998). Zothique, Ruritania, Mariner (2004, based on hand lettering originally done by Willy Pogany), Trinculo (a swinging cursive font), Texas Star (2002), Octavian (antique demi-serif font), Ruffian (antique type font), Ascelon (thin sans serif font), Munich (title lettering from Munchner Jugend magazine), Necromantic (bizarre bold titling font), Titania (romantic decorative lettering font), Oberon (bold romantic font), Knotwork, Guede (1993), Pullman, Purcell (Victorian circus poster style font), Allegheny, Carmilla, Malagua (1999-2013), Ardenwood, Platthand, Buccaneer, Cochin Archaic (2010), Boswell (1994), Guilford (based on lettering by artist and calligrapher Eric Sloane), Death Ray (2012, constructivist), Alecto (futuristic), Candlemas (2003), Bridgeport (2003, based on lettering by artist and calligrapher Eric Sloane), Medieval Tiles (2003), Linthicum (2003), Draughtwork (2003), Yngling (Fraktur, 2003), Rheingold (elaborate Fraktur: Music Hall Text elsewhere; see also Teuton Text, Cincinnati Type Foundry, 1877), Kidd (2003), Belgravia (2004), Peck Shields (2004), Albrecht Durer Gothic (2004), Orpheus (2004), InduXtrial (2004, a grunge face), Yoshitoshi (2003), Veronique (2004), Veneto (2006), Vidilex (1993, monospaced), Abelarde (2006), John Speed (1993), Furbelow (2006), Estoril (2006), Tangle, Aventine (sans), Texas Star (2002), Groningen (Bauhaus design), Nevins Hand, Scrapple (2011, Victorian, ornamental), Leodegar (2011, based on samples of 7th century Frankish hand lettering), Candlemass (2012).

Fonts from 2013: Doge (a Venetian font based on a J.M. Bergling revival), Original Django (after the titling font in Quentin Tarantino's movie Django Unchained).

Fots from 2014: Edifice (based on lettering by J.M. Bergling).

Klingspor link. Abstract Fonts link. Dafont link.

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Sheila Dorje

Sheila Dorje (from Cape Town, South Africa) designed the Arabic simulation font Halaal (2000), which appeared in the pages of Orange Juice Design, the Durban, South Africa-based company of Garth Walker. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sibe Kokke
[Type Generator]

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Simon Schmidt
[Closefonts]

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Soft Horizons
[John Desrosiers]

A font collection by this Los Angeles outfit of John Desrosiers has flooded many archives. All fonts have the SH letters in their names. There is a fair amount of cloning, but there are also many first-time revivals (such as Lainie Day, based on a 1943 script by Bluemlein). The list of fonts: AceBinghamS, AceBinghamSH, AddisonLibbySH, AlfonsoWhit, AlfonsoWhiteheadSH, AndyMacarthurSH, AnneBoleynSH, AntonioMountbattenS, AntonioMountbattenSH, ArrowsAPlentySH, AssadSadatS, AssadSadatSH, AutomationRimmed, OttoMasonSH, BIGCSHAD-Normal, BIGCSHAD-NormalEx, BIGCSHAD-NormalWide, BIGCSHADLefty, BeauTerrySH, BennieGoetheSH, BibiGodivaSH, BibiNehruSH, BlondieBurtonSH, BookwomanDemiItalicSH, BookwomanDemiItalicSH, BookwomanDemiSH, BookwomanDemiSH, BookwomanExpLightSH, BookwomanExptLightSH, BookwomanLightItalicSH, BookwomanLightItalicSH, BookwomanLightSH, BookwomanLightSH, BookwomanMonoLightSH, BookwomanMonoLightSH, BookwomanSwashDemiSH, BookwomanSwashDemiSH, BookwomanSwashDemiSH, BookwomanSwashLightSH, BookwomanSwashLightSH, BrailleS, BrailleSH, BuckyMerlinS, BuckyMerlinSH, CameronStendahlSH, CarlTellerSH, CarrieCattSH, CassTaylorSH, ChartreuseParsonsSH, ChasThirdSH, ChaseCallasSH, ChaseCallasSH, ChildBonaparteSH, ChuckWarrenChiselSH, ChuckWarrenDesignSH, ChuckWarrenDesignSH, ClaudeCaesarS, ClaudeCaesarSH, CluKennedySH, CoffeeCamusInitialsSH, ColetteColeridgeSH, CooperPlanck2LightSH, CooperPlanck4SH, CooperPlanck6BoldSH, CooperPlanck8HeavySH, CybilListzSH, DizzyDomingoSH, DizzyFeiningerSH, DocTermanBoldSH, DodoCasalsSH, DodoDiogenesSH, EdithDaySH, EmGravesSH, EngelEinsteinSH, ErnestBlochSH, ErnestBlochSH, ExxPresleySH, FarEast, FleurFordSH, ForefrontBookObliqueSH, ForefrontBookObliqueSH, ForefrontBookSH, ForefrontBookSH, ForefrontDemiObliqueSH, ForefrontDemiObliqueSH, ForefrontDemiSH, ForefrontDemiSH, FractionsAPlentySH, FredFlahertySH, GabbyGauguinSH, GarryMondrian3LightItalicSH, GarryMondrian3LightSH, GarryMondrian4BookItalicSH, GarryMondrian4BookSH, GarryMondrian5SBldItalicSH, GarryMondrian5SBldSH, GarryMondrian6BoldItalicSH, GarryMondrian6BoldSH, GarryMondrian7ExtraBoldSH, GarryMondrian8UltraSH, GarryMondrianCond3LightSH, GarryMondrianCond4BookSH, GarryMondrianCond5SBldSH, GarryMondrianCond6BoldSH, GarryMondrianCond7ExtraBoldSH, GarryMondrianCond8UltraSH, GarryMondrianExpt3LightSH, GarryMondrianExpt4BookSH, GarryMondrianExpt5SBldSH, GarryMondrianExpt6BoldSH, GarryMondrianSwashSH, GeorgeMelvilleSH, GraceAdonisSH, HankKhrushchevSH, Heavenetica2ULtOblSH, Heavenetica2ULtSH, Heavenetica3ThinOblSH, Heavenetica3ThinSH, Heavenetica4LtOblSH, Heavenetica4LtSH, Heavenetica5OblSH, Heavenetica5PSBldOblSH, Heavenetica5PSBldSH, Heavenetica5SH, Heavenetica6MedOblSH, Heavenetica6MedSH, Heavenetica7BoldOblSH, Heavenetica7BoldSH, Heavenetica8HvyOblSH, Heavenetica8HvySH, Heavenetica9BlkOblSH, Heavenetica9BlkSH, Heavenetica9PUBlkOblSH, Heavenetica9PUBlkSH, HeaveneticaBoxedBoldSH, HeaveneticaCond2ULtOblSH, HeaveneticaCond2ULtSH, HeaveneticaCond3ThinOblSH, HeaveneticaCond3ThinSH, HeaveneticaCond4LtOblSH, HeaveneticaCond4LtSH, HeaveneticaCond5OblSH, HeaveneticaCond5SH, HeaveneticaCond6MedOblSH, HeaveneticaCond6MedSH, HeaveneticaCond7BoldOblSH, HeaveneticaCond7BoldSH, HeaveneticaCond8HvyOblSH, HeaveneticaCond8HvySH, HeaveneticaCond9BlkOblSH, HeaveneticaCond9BlkSH, HeaveneticaCond9PUBlkOblSH, HeaveneticaCond9PUBlkSH, HeaveneticaExtd2ULtOblSH, HeaveneticaExtd2ULtSH, HeaveneticaExtd3ThinOblSH, HeaveneticaExtd3ThinSH, HeaveneticaExtd4LtOblSH, HeaveneticaExtd4LtSH, HeaveneticaExtd5OblSH, HeaveneticaExtd5SH, HeaveneticaExtd6MedOblSH, HeaveneticaExtd6MedSH, HeaveneticaExtd7BoldOblSH, HeaveneticaExtd7BoldSH, HeaveneticaExtd8HvyOblSH, HeaveneticaExtd8HvySH, HeaveneticaExtd9BlkOblSH, HeaveneticaExtd9BlkSH, HeaveneticaMonoBoldSH, Hebroid, HeleneHissBlackSH, HenryPatrickSH, KarlKhayyamSH (Arabic simulation face), KarlaJohnson5CursiveSH, KarlaJohnson5RegularSH, KarlaJohnson6BoldCursiveSH, KarlaJohnson6BoldSH, KarlaJohnson7ExtraBoldCursiveSH, KarlaJohnson7ExtraBoldSH, KarlaJohnson8HeavyCursiveSH, KarlaJohnson8HeavySH, LainieDaySH, LatinoPal3LightItalicSH, LatinoPal3LightSH, LatinoPal4ItalicSH, LatinoPal4RomanSH, LatinoPal5DemiItalicSH, LatinoPal5DemiSH, LatinoPal6BoldItalicSH, LatinoPal6BoldSH, LatinoPal7ExtraBoldSH, LatinoPalBlackSH, LatinoPalCond4RomanSH, LatinoPalCond5DemiSH, LatinoPalCond6BoldSH, LatinoPalExptRomanSH, LatinoPalSwashSH, LeeToscanini3LightSH, LeeToscanini5RegularSH, LeeToscanini7BoldSH, LeeToscanini9BlackSH, LeeToscaniniInlineSH, MarcusHobbesSH, MartinMaxxieSH, MaudeMeadSH, MikePicassoSH, NealCurieRuledSH, NealCurieSH, NewMilleniumSchlbkBoldItalicSH, NewMilleniumSchlbkBoldSH, NewMilleniumSchlbkExptSH, NewMilleniumSchlbkItalicSH, NewMilleniumSchlbkRomanSH, NewMilleniumSchlbkSHBold, NewMilleniumSchlbkSHBoldItalic, NewMilleniumSchlbkSHItalic, NewMilleniumSchlbkSHRoman, NigelSadeSH, OttoMasonSH, PaulPutnamSH, PcEncodingLowerSH, PcEncodingSH, PennSilvaSH, PhilSimmonsSH, Polonaise, RobWebsterExtraBoldSH, SalTintorettoSH, SamBarberInitialsSH, SamPlimsollSH, ShellyMarisSH, ShlomoAleichemSH, SissyRomeoSH, SlimStravinskySH, SpruceByingtonSH, SueVermeer4LightItalicSH, SueVermeer4LightSH, SueVermeer5MedItalicSH, SueVermeer5MediumSH, SueVermeer6DemiItalicSH, SueVermeer6DemiSH, SueVermeer7BoldItalicSH, SueVermeer7BoldSH, SunYatsenSH, SuzanneQuillSH, SymbolsAPlentySH, TamFlanahanSH, TempsExptBoldSH, TempsExptItalicSH, TempsExptRomanSH, TempsSwashSH, TessHoustonSH, TexCatlinObliqueSH, TexCatlinSH, TonyWhiteSH, WaltHarringtonSH, WesHollidaySH, WesHollidaySH, XavierPlatoSH, YuriKaySH, ZappedChancellorMedItalicSH, ZappedChancellorSHMedItalic, The Heavenetica family, for example, is a clone of Helvetica. 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Solotype
[Dan X. Solo]

Dover Press sells Oakland's Dan X. Solo's digitizations. Dan Solo (b. 1928, d. 2012) has collected over 13,000 sets of metal fonts, starting when he was 9 years old and growing up in Oakland, CA. Finally, in 2002, he stopped doing that and began converting all of his fonts to computer type. He printed 30 books on fonts (with Dover), [including The solotype catalog of 4,147 display typefaces] and created hundreds of fonts. In 2007, he retired from the font business.

Robert Trogman writes: I know Dan X. Solo personally. He ran a typographic studio in Berkeley for over 30 years. He had a large collection of film fonts, including some of my own. He created thousands of fonts and is now retired and is an avocational prestigitator. Copyrights have run out on most of his fonts. He also protected himself by creating pseudonyms on the questionable font names. Stuart Sandler confirms that many of the fonts in Solo's Dover books are in fact from the Filmotype collection, which Stuart is digitizing right now.

Gene Gable writes: Dan Solo of Solotype in Berkeley was experimenting with photo type as early as 1945 and started doing optical special effects in the early '60s. And a number of the larger display-type shops developed their own techniques. But in terms of opening up new markets for display type (and giving designers more control over type setting), Visual Graphics and Letraset lead the way. These companies were proud of, and promoted, the fact that that their products could be used by non-typesetters with little training.

MyFonts sells these faces under the name Solotype (the company is in Alameda, CA): Acantha, Assay, Baraboo Banner, Beijing, Bindweed, Brevet (after a Victorian original by Ernst Laushke, 1887), Brussels, Cathedral, Cleopatra, Cognac, Crossroads, Dainty Lady, Dangerfield, Diablo, Dime Museum, Dutch Treat, Egyptian Oldstyle, Excelsis, Extravaganza, Grecian, Lord Mayor, Malibu, Minnesota, Moulin Rouge, Penny Arcade, Rigney, Trixie, Valerie, Zorro.

Bio. Bio.

He writes about himself: Dan X. Solo The Solotype Archive was begun in 1942 when I was 14. I was a kid printer for several years before that. At 16, after a quick three months of training, I dropped out of school and went to work full time as a radio actor and announcer in San Francisco. (Easy to get jobs in those days, due to the war-induced manpower shortage.) In 1949 and 1950, I created a magic show which played West Coast theatres with some success. After that, back to broadcasting. By 1962, I was completely burned out on radio, so I decided to see if I could make a living with my collection of antique types, which numbered about a thousand fonts at that time. In 1962, I sent out 4,000 catalogs showing the type to ad agencies all over the U.S. The timing was perfect (no thanks to me) because there was developing at that time a renewed interest in the old types. Business took off immediately. The Solotype collection was one of four commercial collections at the time, but I seemed to have been more aggressive in marketing than the other chaps. (Well, Morgan Press certainly knew how to market.) Two years into the business, I began to collect alphabets on paper for conversion to photo lettering, which was just becoming mainstream in the type business. We closed the shop for a month every year and went on a type hunt, mostly in Europe where there didn't seem to be much competition among collectors. Other typographers couldn't understand how we could do this, but I believe it made people appreciate the resource we offered even more. Over the years, the collection became quite large. When I closed Solotype a couple of years ago, I got rid of about half the archive (because the fonts were dull, or already digitized, or for a variety of other reasons) leaving me with about 6,000 fonts on paper or film. In 1974, I began to supply Dover Publications with mechanicals for books of 100 alphabets on a particular theme. I did 30 of these books over the years, and 30 more of printers' ornaments, borders, and so forth. Sometime in the 1990s, Dover asked me to digitize books of 24 fonts each, to be sold with a disk in the back. I did 12 of these. The Dover relationship came to an end when Haywood Cirker, the owner and my special friend, died and the company was sold to another publisher. Dover felt that they had covered the type field thoroughly. Now in my old age, my wife and I have a mindreading act that is great fun and good for the ego. Even so, when not traveling, I digitize type for relaxation and enjoyment, but have made no effort to sell it. Until now.

A list of some digitized fonts:

  • Art Deco: Advertisers Gothic Light, Alex, Beverly Hills, Boul Mich, Cabaret (2003, as in Murder She Wrote), Capone Light, Chic 9after Morris Fuller Benton's Chic, 1927), Clyde, Eagle Bold, Eagle Narrow, Eden Bold, Eden Light, French Flash, Gallia, Graybar Book, Grock, Matra, Modernique (art deco), Parasol, Parisian, Phoenix American, Plaza Suite, Publicity Gothic, Salut, Stymie Obelisk, Zeppelin.
  • Victorian: Anglo, Arboret, Campanile, Chorus Girl, Fancy Celtic, Ferdinand, Floral Latin, Glorietta, Grant Antique, Gutenberg, Hogarth, Jagged, Katherine Bold, Lafayette, Meisteringer, Olympian, Phidian, Ringlet (1998, a Victorian face after an 1882 original by Hermann Ihlenburg), Romanesque, Rubens, Stereopticon, Templar, Wedlock, Zinco.
  • Script/Cursive: Amapola, Artists Script, Carpenters Script, Certificate Script, Commercial Script, Conway (an architectural script), Elegance, Engrossing Script, Figaro, Flare, Gloria Script, Hanover, Helvetica Cursive, Holly, Kunsteler Bold, Liberty, Manuscript, Orion Script, Pantagraph Script (+No2, +No3), Park Avenue, Romany Script, Trafton Script, Typo Upright, University Script, Virginia Antique.
  • Art Nouveau: Ambrosia, Argus, Artistik, Auriol, Baldur, Bocklin, Carmen, Childs, Edda Black, Excelsior, Francomia, Giraldon, Harrington, Isadora, Metropolitan, Murillo, Oceana, Odessa, Orbit Antique, Palmetto (2005; based on a 1887 face called Palm from the A.D. Farmer Foundry), Siegfried, Skjald, Spartana, Titania.
  • Gothic/Medieval: Academy Text, American Uncial, Antique Black, Becker Bold, Bradley, Castlemar, Celebration Text Fancy, Church Text, Engravers Old English, Frederick Text, Freehand, Hingham Text, Initials-Bradley and Caxton, Kanzlei Light, Lautenbach, Lautenbach Fancy Caps, Libra, Morris Black, Nicholini Broadpen, Rhapsodie Swash Caps, Scottford Uncial, Solemnis, Washington Text, Wedding Text.
  • Celtic: Anglo Text, Camden Text, Chappel Text, Cimbrian, Colchester Black, Durer Gothic, Durwent, Fenwick, Genzsch Initials, Gloucester Initials, Gutenberg Gothic, Hansa Gothic, Harrowgate, Kaiser Gothic, Kings Cross, Konisburg, Malvern, Medici Text, Middlesex, Progressive Text, Tudor Text, Warwick, Westminster Gothic, Yonkers.
  • Special-Effects Display Fonts: Azteca Condensed, Buddha (oriental simulation face, after a Schelter&Giesecke type), Burst, Campaign (1970), Chinatown (oriental simulation), Cigar Label (1997-2002), Colonial Dame, Contract Banner (2004, a take on Mezzotint from 1880)Direction, Fillet, Filmstar (1999), Firebug, Headhunter, Hollywood Lights, Igloo Solid, Import, Lariat, Needlepoint, Old Glory, Protest, Rustic, Scimitar (Arabic simulation face), Scoreboard, Skyline, Starburst, Sundown Shadow, Tableau, Tonight, Xerxes.
See also here.

The Solotype Catalog is a file with information on Dan Solo's typefaces, annotated with remarks about name equivalences and digitizations. The original file was due to Thibaudeau, but typophiles on alt.binaries.fonts have added to it in 2010. PDF version. Excel version. Text version.

Images of other selected typefaces: Agency Gothic, Alpha Midnight, Alpha Twilight, Anita Lightface (1977), Art Deco Display Alphabets, Ashley Crawford, Ashley Inline, Astur, Bamberg, Banco, Beans, Blackline, Bobo Bold, Braggadocio, Broadway Engraved, Busorama Bold, Busorama Light, Bust, Charger, Checkmate, Colonel Hoople, Corral, Dudley P Narrow, Dynamo, Earth, Eclipse, Empire, Ewie, Fat Cat, Fatso, Festival, Futura Black, Futura Inline, Gillies Gothic Bold, Greeting Monotone, Grooviest Gothic, Hess Neobold, Hotline, Huxley Vertical, Inkwell Black, Joanna Solotype, Joyce Black, Koloss, Lampoon, Mania, Mania Contour A, Mania Contour B, Margit, Mindy Highlight, Modernistic, Monograms Stencil, Mossman, Neon, Neuland (+Inline), Phosphor, Piccadilly, Pickfair, Polly, Prismania P, Quote, Rhythm Bold, Shady Deal, Sheet Steel, Sinaloa.

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Stefano Polli

Italian designer who lives in Milan. He has made an "Arabian funky fraktur font" (sic) in 2009. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Stephen M. Knouse
[Essqué Productions]

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Stuart Sandler
[Font Diner (or: Stu's Font Diner)]

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Stuart Toon

UK-based FontStructor (student at Bristol UWE) who created Hybrid, Hybrid Lower, and Hybrid 2 in 2009. He writes about his Arabic simulation fonts: A Hybrid font based on the idea of the decay of the reputation of Islam in Western society since the media have taken grasp since the 9/11 and 7/11 bombings. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sudtipos
[Alejandro Paul]

Alejandro Paul's Argentinian foundry is called Sudtipos. Veer writes about Paul: Alejandro Paul is one of the founders of the Sudtipos project, the first Argentinian type foundry collective. He taught graphic design and typography at the Universidad de Buenos Aires from 1996 until 2004 and has worked as an art director in prestigious Argentina-based studios, handling high-profile corporate brands such as Arcor, Marta Harff, Morph, SC Johnson, Danone and Movicom. He has walked away with awards from several design competitions. In 2003, he began working with artist Angel Koziupa, designing fonts and lettering for several top packaging agencies. In 2006 he was a speaker at TMDG06, the largest Latin American graphic design event - more than 4,000 designers were in attendance. His work has been featured in publications around the globe, including Step and Creative Review. He has walked away with awards from numerous design competitions. He has received two Type Directors Club TDC2 awards, in 2008 for Burgues Script and in 2009 for Adios Script. He teaches a postgraduate typography program at the University of Buenos Aires, where he previously taught graphic design.

Sudtipos has made a reputation as the place to go to for script and signage type.

Faces include Brownstone Sans (2010), Brownstone Slab (2013), Politica (2008, an architectural lettering superfamily), Domingo (by Ariel Garófalo), Plumero (connected handwriting font by Diego Giaccone, which is also in the Umbrella Type collection at Veer), Murga (display font by Alejandro Paul based on lettering of Angel Koziupa, 2003), and these faces by Alejandro Paul: Tierra, Latinaires, Reflex (unicase), Downtempo, and Stardust. Free fonts: Mosaico (2003, pixel face by Alejandro Paul), Mabella (2001, Ramiro Espinoza), Rolinga (Carlos Carpintero). Divina (2004) is a Latinized digitization of Kurrent (designed by Rudolph Koch in 1927 and cut in 1935). Myfonts link. Pictures of their fonts in use. YouWorkForThem link. Blog / Facebook group.

Additions in 2010: Business Penmanship (which is based on models of American business education penmanship, ca. 1900). Poem Script is another Spencerian face---it won an award at TDC2 2011 and at Tipos Latinos 2012.

Fonts from 2011: Calgary Script (brush signage face), Viento (a lively version of Brisa, 2004, another font done with Angel Koziupa), Semilla (2011, a retro script).

Fonts from 2012 include the angular pair Bayoneta Pro and Machete Pro, both codesigned by Alejandro Paul and Angel Koziupa. Platinus Script Pro (done with Angel Koziupa) is a wedding font.

His Hipster Script won an award in the TDC 2012 competition and at Tipos Latinos 2012.

In 2013, he created Seashore Script (described as a feminine script, it has horizontal stress and is backslanted; some may consider it an Arabic simulation typeface).

At Tipos Latinos 2014, Alejandro Paul cleaned, winning awards for Bellissima script, seashore Script, Auberge, and Bayoneta.

Typefaces from 2014: Jugo Script (a supermarket script, done with Angel Koziupa), Courtesy Script (a connected Zanerian script based on a model from 1876).

Klingspor link.

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Takeshi Ikegami
[Vader (was: Pera)]

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Talib Intercultural Type Research
[Sascha Thoma]

Talib (2004) is a type project of eps51, a Berlin-based graphic design studio founded in 2004 by Sascha Thoma and Ben Wittner. They developed these faux Arabic fonts: Talib Old Style (calligraphic), Talib Kulkufi, and Talib Mohandes. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tehmina Rafique

British artist, aka Tehmina Rauf. Designer of Linotype Araby Rafique (1997), a mix between scribbly handwriting and Arabic font simulation.

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Tibor Lantos

Budapest-based creator (aka Frodo 7) in 2009 at FontStruct of FontMoot 01 (pixel face), Brego, Magor (minimalist, De Stijl typeface), Andromeda Strain, Elrond (Tengwar font), Oil Stencil, Optill 2A and 2B and 3A and 3B (optical illusion fonts), Rivendell (Celtic weaving), Cubeology (patterned cubes), The Two Towers, Mike Wazowski (emoticon face), Edoras Stencil, Elessar, Earendil, LE Meta (dot matrix), Coccinella (dot matrix), +Two, +TwoB, Picosec, Picosec Rounded (ultra fat retro), Palindrome, Valimar, Fundin Eco, Fundin Regular, Lost Entropy (series of rectangular fonts), Bombs and Men (2009, modular and blocky), Eärendil, Chromosomes, Denethor-Sans (octagonal), Edoras-, Elspeth-, Elspeth-Grey, FontMoot-01 (pixel face), French-Defence-v2 (chess font), French-Defence (chess font), Gilgalad-v2, Gilgalad (octagonal), Hommage-a-Escher-LC1, Hommage-a-Escher-LC2, Legolas-Codex-Stencil, Legolas-Codex (blackletter family), Legolas-Stencil (+v2; art nouveau style), Mirkwood-Regular and Mirkwood Outline (pixel faces), Nimrodel-FS, Faramir (gridded), Faramir Black (octagonal, mechanical), Elessar, Vertebrae, Etudes Pour Noir et Blanc (01, 02, 02 Vertebrae), Eomer FS, Karyotype (horizontal stripes), Snooker Ball, Aragorn, Mirkwood Nano (pixel face), Mirkwood Second Iteration, Mirkwood First Iteration, Haldir (pixel face).

Creations in 2010: Hasta Siempre (military stencil), Hasta Siempre Supplement (Fontstruct rendering of the iconic photograph of Che Guevara by Alberto Korda), Belfalas, Fractal Font, Sierpinski White, Sierpinski Black, Sierpinski Dalmatian, Remolino Stencil, Boikot Stencil, Legolas Pixel, Brego, Vortices (dings), Gamling, Coccinella Two (+B), Cyrillic 02, Waves, Hommage à Escher v2 extLat.

Creations in 2011: Midori Dot (2011, a dotted kana face), Sierpinski Black Initials (a stunning decorative caps face based on Sierpinski triangles), Fontstructivism (constructivist Latin/Cyrillic face), Sierpinski White Initials, Vasarely Squares (experimental---letters based on Victor Vasarely's work), Hurin (counterless, created after Nagasaki by Tom Muller), Strider (an optical illusion 3d multilined face), Dot Dot White (texture face), Dot Dot Black (texture face), Garamond Italic SP (a pixelized version of Garamond Italic), Rohan (+NE01, +NE03: a textured lined 3d logotype family, +NE04, +NE10), Gray Scale (a very interesting texture experiment in which gray scales are "simulated" by simple font mechanisms).

Fonts made in 2012: Font Neuf, Khazad (stencil font), Oktogon Stencil, Oktogon Outline, Thorin Stencil (army stencil), Deagol Stencil.

Typefaces frm 2013: the Voxelstorm family (3d, Escher-style), Elendil (3d face), Denethor Sans (strong mechanical sans), Mirkwood Nano (pixel face), Waves (op art).

Typefaces from 2014: Zebroid, Hunor, Denethor Sans v2, Vasarely Squares (op-art), Waves (op-art), Ecthelion, Hast Siempre (octagonal stencil). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tim Ryan
[Type Revivals (or: SourceNet)]

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Tom Nikosey
[Cozy Fonts]

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Toto

Quezon City (Philippines)-based designer of revivals and opportunistic typefaces, who is quite active on newsgroups like alt.binaries.fonts. His production is impressive:

  • Typefaces from Dan Solo's books: Pluto Outline (2012), a 3d beveled typeface from page 82 of Solo's Outline Alphabets. K22 Angular Text (2012, an interpretation of Herman Ihlenburg's 1884 Victorian typeface Angular Text Mackellar, Smiths and Jordan), K22 Helve Cursive (based on Helvetica Serif by Dan Solo; other digitizations include Pen Tip (WSI) and Renania (Intellcta)), K22 Spiral Swash (Victorian), K22 Athenian Wide (2011: K22 Athenian Wide is Athenian Wide on page 5 of Circus Alphabets: 100 Complete Fonts by Dan X. Solo; see also Tobias SSK), K22 TriLine Gothic (2011, a multiline art deco face based on Ross F. George's TriLine Gothic from 1956), K22 Timbuctu (2011: this is the Arabic simulation face Timbuctu on page 73 of The Solotype Catalog of 4,147 Display Typefaces and on page 95 of Special Effects and Topical Alphabets: 100 Complete Fonts by Dan X. Solo), K22 Didoni (2011, + Swash: a fat face based on Didoni from page 33 of Swash Letter Alphabets: 100 Complete Fonts by Dan X. Solo and also on page 140 of The Solotype Catalog of 4,147 Display Typefaces), K22 K22 Eureka (2010, based on Eureka from Dan X. Solo's book "Circus Alphabets, 100 Complete Fonts"), K22 Monastic (2010, based on Monastic from Victorian Display Alphabets by Dan X. Solo), Solo Ornaments (2003, based on Solo's books), K22 Eclair (2010, a decorative Western face Toto found in Dan X. Solo's book on Victorian alphabets, but which in fact dates back to Hans Brehmer in 1868), K22 Karnak Deco (2009, a slab serif based on Karnak Deco from the Moderne Alphabets by Dan X. Solo and published by Dover Publications in 1999).
  • Revivals of Letraset phototypes: K22 Lucifer No. 1 (2012, a beveled neon-look face).
  • Typefaces from 101 Alphabets (W. Ben. Hunt and Ed. C. Hunt, The Bruce Publishing Company, New York, 1958): Saisa (2011, art deco face), K22 Amihan (2011, an art deco face, after this original).
  • MICR fonts: K22 GKW Computer (2011, a MICR font which is based on KW Computer from ATF, and looks very similar to Moore Computer), Auto Mission (2011, after Auto Mission was derived from the MICR font Automation Shaded on page 3 of Solo's Special Effects and Topical Alphabets, and is more complete than Otto Mason SH, the Soft Horizon digitization of Automation).
  • Fonts based on work by Ross F. George: K22 TriLine Gothic (2011) is based on Tri-Line Gothic by Ross F. George in Speedball Text Book, 17th Edition, 1956.
  • K22 Xanthus (2012, based on Xanthus Computer, a dry transfer (or rub-on) font from Mecanorma).
  • K22 Stile Ballmer (2011, after an art deco face made by Walter Ballmer for Olivetti), Mallary (2011, based on Mallary from page 43 of Dan X. Solo's Moderne Alphabets).
  • K22 Landi Linear (2011, after Nebiolo's Landi Linear).
  • Le Pochoir (2011, an art deco stencil face (à la Futura Stencil) based on an alphabet from Plate 40 of La Lettre dans la Peinture et la Publicité by Jean Joveneaux, Paris, 1987), Le Pochoir Creux (2011), Lettre dans le decor (2011, based on an alphabet from "La Lettre dans le Decor et la Publicité Modernes").
  • Splash Gordon (2011, +Inline; after the title of Flash Gordon, the movie).
  • Soccer shirt fonts: Brooks Chile (2011, used by Chile in the 2010 world cup), SwitchImage FC Copenhagen (2011, used by FC Kopenhagen), Azmie WC2010 South Korea (2010), SwitchimageACMilan (2010), FCBarcelona (2010), Azmie WC2010 United States (2010), Azmie WC2010 England (2010), Azmie WC2010 Australia (2010), Azmie WC2010Brazil (2010, based on a vector image by Kuala Lumpur-based Azmie for the Brazilian World Cup team), Azmie WC2010Portugal, Azmie WC2010Netherlands, Azmie2Slovenija-2010, Real Madrid 2011 (2010), ABFonts RCD Mallorca 2012 (based on the shirts of Real Club Deportivo Mallorca, for the 2012-2013 season).
  • K22 EricGill Shadow (2011, after Gill's 1929 face, Gill Sans Shadow 338; and K22 EricGill Shadow Line, an inline version).
  • Sajou Fancy Gothic (2011, based on pages 3 and 4 of Sajou No. 236, a late 19th century French embroidery booklet).
  • RAWB (2010, ultra fat family).
  • Linyat Bilog (2010). A geometric monoline typeface.
  • K22 Ambelyn Condensed (2010, based on Ambelyn Condensed, page 2 of Condensed Alphabets: 100 Complete Fonts by Dan X. Solo and also page 21 of The Solotype Catalog of 4,147 Display Typefaces where it is called Ambelyn), K22 Spiral Swash (2010, based on Spiral Swash from Dan X. Solo's Swash Letter Alphabets (p79)).
  • Art Jam MakingFaces (2003, a great dingbat font based on designs found in Image Club Graphics' volume 30, called Art Jam).
  • Town Sketches Bandstand (2003, based on volume 35 (Sketches On The Town)).
  • Fonts based on Aridi's designs: Nabel Initials (2005, based on Marwan Aridi's Nabel from the Initial Caps Vol I), Anabel (2005, a simpler version of Nabel Initials), Blister Caps (2005, based on the Blister set from the Aridi Initial Caps Vol. 1), RegalAlt, RegalInitials (2005, based on the Regal set from the Aridi Initial Caps Vol. I), SpringAlt, SpringInitials (2005, based on the Spring set from the Aridi Initial Caps Vol. I), VictorianaAlt, VictorianaInitials (2005, based on the Victoriana set from the Aridi Initial Caps Vol. III), Tuscan Initials (2005, based on more of Marwan Aridi's alphabets), Napoli Initials (2009, more Aridi capitals), Gothic Initials (2009, Aridi-based), Romant Initials (2009, Aridi-based), Royal Initials (2009, Aridi-based), Stone Initials (2009, also based on Aridi).
  • K22 You Know Who (2004, dingbats based on Dark Mark from the Harry Potter books).
  • Gidget Cameo (2004).
  • K22 Xerxes (2003, a stone carving typeface).
  • Dover Birds (2012, based on the Birds Alphabet Coloring Book by Ruth Soffer, Dover Publications).
  • K22 Spotty Face (2012, +Cyrillic) is a dot matrix font based on Tony Huggett's Spotty (Zipatone).
  • K22 Gadget Lined (2012) is an art deco typeface based on Gadget Lined by Peter Bennett at Zipatone. See also K22 Gadget (2014).
  • K22 Lawenta (2012). A teepee-styled typeface (check also Nick Curtis's Wigwam NF). He says: The font is based on the alphabet on page 63 of 101 Alphabets by W. Ben. Hunt and Ed. C. Hunt (The Bruce Publishing Company, New York, 1958).
  • K22 My Didot (2012). This is one of three known digitizations of CBS Didot.
  • K22 Plural (2013) is a revival of the op-art font Plural made in 1971 by Vicente Rojo for the Mexican magazine Plural.
Alternate URL. Fontspace link. Partial catalog from 2010. Dafont link. Abstract Fonts link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Type Generator
[Sibe Kokke]

Type Generator is a very interesting software project by Dutchman Sibe Kokke. It generates fonts based upon a set of parameters such as contrast, x-height, point positioning and curves, a bit in the style of metafont, and was developed with the help of tools like Drawbot and Robofab. Sibe Kokke is also the designer of experimental typefaces such as The King (pixel family), Mullerpier (grunge), Glue Print (grunge) and Arab (Arab type simulation in Latin handwriting). Sibe obtained a Masters in type design at KABK. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Type Revivals (or: SourceNet)
[Tim Ryan]

Tim Ryan is a Thousand Oaks, CA-based type designer and font enthusiast, who has helped me out generously with font links in the 1990s. FontShop link.

His fonts are distributed by ITF and Monotype and Precision Type. Font list: AES, AcmeTR, AdmiralTR, AlpineWhiteTR, AncientTextTR, AssayTR, August family, AutomationTR, BinnerGothicTR, BinnerTR, BlackboardLinedTR, BlackboardTR, BoboCapsTR, BonGuia, Bondage-Oblique, Bondage-Regular, BoomerangTR (1995, a typical art nouveau face), CameraStencilTR, CartoonPartyCapsTR, ChopinTR, CiviliteTR, ClaudiusTR, CollegeCapsTR, CoreDumpTR, DirectionTR, EclipseCapsTR, EngravedTR, ExpressTR, FlairTR, FrenchCapsTR, GabrielleTR, GaelicCapsTR, GoudyMediaevalTR, HelvinBlackTR, HelvinTR, HostessTR, KhayyamTR (Arabic simulation face), KiddoKapsTR, KleukensTR, LadyDawnTR, MaximeTR, ModTR, PencilCapsTR, PlayBlocksTR, SaltinoTR, SansPlateCapsTR, SchoolScript-Bold, SchoolScript (1994), SchoolScriptDashed, SchoolScriptLined-Bold, SchoolScriptLined, ShalimarTR (Indic simulation), ShalomTR (Hebrew simulation), SimplexTR, SpringtimeTR, SukiakiTR (Japanese simulation), SusieQTR, VarianteInitialsTR, WashingtonTextTR, XerxesTR (Greek simulation face, now at Monotype), SchoolOblique.

Santa Barbara, CA-based SourceNet used to market school fonts, ca. 1992-1994, such as those listed above: SchoolScript-Bold, SchoolScript (1994), SchoolScriptDashed, SchoolScriptLined-Bold, SchoolScriptLined, but also DnealianCursive, DnealianCursiveLined, DnealianManuscript, DnealianManuscriptLined. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Type Sailor
[David Fernando Espinosa Martínez]

Type Sailor is David Espinosa (born in 1986) who lives in Bogotá. He graduated from the Universidad de Bogotá Jorge Tadeo Lozano as graphic designer and advertiser.

He designed these typefaces:

He says that his inspiration comes from the female form, which always has been associated with classic typography.

Dafont link. Iphoneruler link. FontM link. Facebook link. Issuu link. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Typogama
[Michael Parson]

Typogama is the personal foundry of Swiss designer Michael Parson (b. Geneva, Switzerland, 1979), who published these fonts in 2003 as part of Linotype's Taketype 5 collection: Anlinear LT Std Bold, Anlinear LT Std Light, Anlinear LT Std Regular, Arabdream LT Std (Arabic simulation face), ClassicusTitulus LT Std, Hexatype LT Std Bold, Morocco LT Std, Jan LT Std, Ned LT Std, Pargrid LT Std Cross, Pargrid LT Std Regular, Pargrid LT Std Trash, Piercing LT Std Bold, Piercing LT Std Code, Piercing LT Std Regular, Raclette LT Std.

Most of Parson's fonts cover both Latin and Cyrillic.

In 2004, he made Clans (T-26, blackletter) and Boulas (T-26).

In 2006, he released these at T-26: Boutan (Indic simulation face), Heraldry (dingbats), Palm Icons (dingbats for golf), Wingbat (aircraft dingbats).

In 2007, still at T-26: Heraldry, Thunderbolt 73 through 76 (from techno stencil to techno sans).

In 2008, at T26: Ealing (geometric sans family, with a hairline), Bauhau (6 weights), Jane (a rounded sans in 12 weights), Quean, Halja (blackletter), Faddish (a high-contrast vogue family), Big Boy (11 styles, a slab family from grunge to regular, accompanied by BigSigns, a hand sign font).

Fonts from 2010: Tinsel (condensed), Rusty (Latin / Cyrillic constructivist typeface inspired by snowboarding), Vindaloo (+Outline, T26), Kimbo (octagonal slabby family), Cyrus (for Latin, Greek and Cyrillic), Calvin (a monoline sans family, +Hairline), Checkpoint (rounded display sans),Fuera (2011, bilined face, T26).

In 2013, he published Calvin (a sans family, T26: the weights range from hairline to heavy black), Selecta (an organic rounded sans, T26), Thunderbolt (an octagonal army style typeface family with a military stencil, T-26), Xcetera, Ignorance (a calligraphic typeface), Psalta (an octagonal blackletter typeface), Nadsat (a geometric display sans with some interlocking letters), Cobono (organic sans), Prox (sans face), Zurika (a wonderful crazy script face), Faddish (T26: a fashion mag typeface), Heraldry (T26), Cedi (YWFT: a hand-printed typeface family with huge multi-character ligature set to simulate real handwriting), Tcho (T26: a soft rounded sans family that covers Latin, Thai, Arabic, Greek and other scripts), Dejecta (a striking scratched titling face, T26), Nedo (a bold prismatic display typeface inspired by the work of Nedo Mion Ferrario in Venezuela), Quam (an elliptical sans family), Pictypo (a useful icon typeface).

In 2014, he updated the interlocking poster display face Tinsel (T26---original from 2010) and published the fantastic cartoon / comic book typeface family Bangbang. Siggy (2014) is a funky typeface.

Behance link. Klingspor link. Hellofont link.

View Michael Parson's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Typografisches Cabinet
[Christian-Heinrich Wunderlich]

From Christian-Heinrich Wunderlich's announcement: I have a gift for all non-commercial users: 4 good fonts : a) Dada.ttf: A very basic type, like Helvetica b) gutenberg.ttf: The original Types of Gutenbergs Bible c) Rhenania.ttf: A decorative font from the Rhineland d) Arabica.ttf : Looks like Arabian, but it is Latin. Gutenberg Bibelschrift (1996, Fraktur) is also here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Typophiles: oriental flavour

The typophiles discuss some fonts with an oriental/Arabic flavour. Related discussion. Types include Ondine (Fontshop), FF Falafel, Legende (Friedrich Hermann Ernst Schneidler), Caliph (a Legende clone by David Nalle), Persia (by Masoud Nejabati), Khayyam (by Type Revivals), Petras Script (Elsner&Flake), Pide Nashi (Linotype), ITC Braganza (Phil Grimshaw), Faux Arabic (Roger Vershen). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Vader (was: Pera)
[Takeshi Ikegami]

Fonts by Takeshi Ikegami for Mac and PC: Chung King, Ashura, Buddha, Onji, Mohammed (1998, Arabic simulation font). Mostly Latin fonts with letters that resemble other scripts.

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Verena Gerlach
[Fraugerlach]

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Veronica-Shiva KCB

Designer of the Arabic simulation face Farsi Inspired (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Walter Bernard "Ben" Hunt
[Hunt Brothers]

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Wizardworks Group

Creators in 1993 of Arabia, an Arabic simulation typeface in the style of Schneidler's Legend from 1937. Download site. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yan Yehying

Yan Yehying (UK) created the oriental simulation face Propaganda (2011) based on images of the Chinese propaganda machine. Thawra (2011) is an Arabic simulation face. [Google] [More]  ⦿

yaneczech

Fontstructor who made Typix (2011, pixel face), Lewel (2011), and kasima (2011, inspired by Arabic kashida, including Latin and Cyrillic). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Zeina Georges Baaklini

Born in Beirut, Lebanon in 1986, Zeina graduated in 2008 from NDU (Notre Dame University Lebanon). Presently she is a print and media designer in Florence, Italy.

Creator of the Arabic simulation face Gibran (2012), which was created for Lebanese author Gibran Khalil.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿