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An Ethiopic font archive: A1-Desta, A1-Kidan, A1-Qelem, A1-Tesfa, A2-Desta, A2-Kidan, A2-Qelem, A2-Tesfa, Addis-One, Addis-Two, AddisProOne, AddisProTwo, Ethiopia-Jiret-Set-I, Ethiopia-Jiret-Set-II, Ethiopia-Jiret, GF-Zemen-Primary, GF-Zemen-Secondary, GF-Zemen-Unicode, GF-Zemen2K-Ahadu, GF-Zemen2K-Kileitu, GF-Zemen2K-Selestu, GS-GeezMahtemUnicode, Ge'ez-1-Normal, Ge'ez-1-Numbers-Normal, Ge'ez-2-Normal, Ge'ez-3-Normal, Geez-Unicode, GeezA, GeezB, GeezDemo, GeezNet, GeezSindeA, GeezSindeB, GeezTypeNet, VG-Geez-Numbers, VG2-Agazian-Black, VG2-Main, VG2-Title, VG2000-Agazian-Black, VG2000-Main, Visual-Geez-Unicode-Agazian, Visual-Geez-Unicode, efonts. [Google] [More] ⦿
Mailing list for Africanization. Issues about African fonts are discussed here. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designers of the Open Font Library Ethiopian font Macro Ge'ez (2007). [Google] [More] ⦿
Creators and vendors of an Ethiopic text family, HahuLite: "HahuLite is a program that runs on an IBM PC (or compatibles) that has Windows 95. This program enables you to write in Tigrigna and other languages that use the Geez alphabet, directly from your PC keyboard without any changes or additions to your existing Windows programs!" ACIS Consulting is based in Toronto. [Google] [More] ⦿
Lagos, Nigeria-based designer of the handcrafted typeface Finito (2015). [Google] [More] ⦿
Lagos, Nigeria-based designer in 2020 of Business Icons and Masegfo (a free squarish typeface). [Google] [More] ⦿
Symbology from the Asante people of Ghana and the Ivory Coast. Waiting to be made into a font! Alternate URL. [Google] [More] ⦿
Fatnobrain was Adrien Midzic's design studio in Paris. Born in 1982, he co-founded Pizza Typefaces with Luc Borho in 2018. Midzic designed these typefaces or type families: Fine (lineal), Blokus (free pixel font, 2009), Cimen (strong sans, designed for Smacl Entraide), Mesquine (lineal), Blitz, Cucha, Stencil Reverse, Huit (2009, a gorgeous didone headline face), Stenha (stencil).
Fonts made in 2010: The ETH family (art deco sans).
Custom typefaces by Midzic: Aquitaine (2013, for Région Aquitaine), Nilka (2013, for his personal identity), No End (2013, a fat didone), Ethon Serif (2013, a perked up serif typeface for Penguin Books), Kasai Est (2011, for the Congo-based Kasai Est Magazine), Festival De Film Documentaire (2011), Nevenka (2011, condensed sans).
In 2014, Adrien Midzic, Jason Vandenberg, Jérémie Hornus, Julien Priez and Alisa Nowak co-designed the creamy script Vanilla FY. It was renamed Vanille FY after a few days. Still in 2014, Adrien Midzic, Jérémie Hornus and Alisa Nowak co-designed the very humanist sans family Saya FY and Saya Semisans FY. Adrien Midzic and Joana Correia co-designed Saya Serif FY (2015).
At the free font cooperative Velvetyne, he published the sans typeface Lack (2014).
In 2015, he made the 3-style sans typeface Suber for an art fair in Paris. The roman transitional typeface Bota Serif (2015), which was inspired by Cochin (designed by Charles Peignot in 1912) is a custom font designed for Hotel des ventes de Poitiers. In 2017, it was finally released for retail.
In 2016, Adrien designed the bold titling typeface Debeo and the modern condensed Latin/Arabic typeface 29LT Adir (with Naji El Mir; at 29 Letters).
In 2017, he published the piano key typeface Mixal, which became a large experiment on variable fonts and is free for everyone.
Typefaces from 2018: Kern, Kern Office (a sans with some Futura features), Forno (sans), VTF Lack (a free single weight monoline geometric sans for Latin, Greek and Cyrillic, published by Velvetyne), Metal (an all caps multi-width variable font originally designed for marché Dauphine), Orelo (a 120-style high-contrast fashion mag font family; +Orelo Hangul, 2020).
Typefaces from 2019: Ultra Solar (experimental), 1871 Mane (a custom sans typeface), Wasa (a tense sans in seven styles), Shrill, Gangster Grotesk (free), Stupid (a hacker / hipster font), Kern (geometric sans).
Typefaces from 2020: Shreck Issue (very tall and ultra-condensed), Metal (brutalist), Version ACT (a two-axis variable font), Debeo (a heavy sans), Dozza (a hybrid family named after ITC Mendoza by Jose Mendoza Almeida), XMX (experimental).
Typefaces from 2021: Campingo (a roundish informal typeface inspired by camping and outdoor life), Bota (with Ines Davodeau: first designed for Boissnot&Tailliez, Bota is a modern interpretation of Georges Peignot's Cochin (2012)), Pleasure (hipsterism pushed to the fringe of addiction), Model Standard (ModelStandard Mono, ModelStandard SemiMono, ModelStandard Sans).
Dafont link. Klingspor link. Behance link. Another Behance link. Hellofont link. Velvetyne link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Afotey Clement Nii Odai
African Drum Rhythms
Free Djembe truetype font for Djembe drum music notation. By Lennart Hallström from Stockholm. [Google] [More] ⦿
A list of links for African languages south of the Sahara. [Google] [More] ⦿
Saki Mafundikwa (Harare, Zimbabwe) is director of the Zimbabwe Institute of Vigital Arts (ZIVA). Author of Afrikan Alphabets, the story of writing in Afrika (Mark Batty Publ., 2003). In this book, he covers all south of the Sahara, and divides things as follows:
A roman font with diacritics for many African languages. As always, very expensive at Linguist's Software. [Google] [More] ⦿
Located in Powder Springs, GA, AKOFAType has published the following dingbats with symbology from Ghana: Adinkra Calabash, Adinkra FineFine, Adinkra WantaWanta (2007). The designer is Kwesi A. Amuti (b. East Lansing, MI, 1974). He is working on Steady Rockin (a display face) and Fat Head. In 2013, he published Ehmbeecee, a typeface with frames. In 2014, he made the elliptical sans typeface Cabeza Grossa and the snowflake typeface Flurry.
Creative Market link. Typedia link. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Alan M. Stanier from Essex University (UK) has created the following metafonts: ams1, cherokee, cypriote, dancers (the "Dancing Men" code of Conan Doyle), estrangelo (ancient Syriac language), georgian, goblin, iching, itgeorgian, ogham (found on ancient Irish and pictish carvings), osmanian (twentieth-century font used in Somalia), roughogham, shavian, southarabian (for various languages circa 1500BC), ugaritic (ancient cuneiform alphabet). More direct access. [Google] [More] ⦿
Great Unicode jump page. Has a page showing all fonts that support the various Unicode ranges. Check, for example, his Shavian Unicode sub-page. Unicode font utilities. Some font downloads, including the Unicode font MPH Damase (2005, Mark Williamson). [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer at Gorilla Creative Media in sunny Durban, South Africa. Creator of the decorative typefaces Obelisk MXVV (2015, stone carving emulation) and Cleopatra (2013). Behance link. Dafont link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Luanda, Angola-based designer originally from Aveiro, Portugal, who created the connect-the-dots typeface Joao Marinho (2013), the techno typeface Jotanis (2013), the modular typeface MX (2013), and the hexagonal industrial display typeface AKJ (2013). [Google] [More] ⦿
French youngster (b. 1994) who created the simple hand-drawn typeface Newjosh (2012) and the grungy typeface Smoky Cloud (2012). He also made the African look caps typeface Tribalistik Tatwu (2012). [Google] [More] ⦿
Type designer. Not to be confused with "Walden Font", a commercial foundry run by Oliver Weiss. Dafont link. Full list of his work: African (1993, a jungle font), Amelia, Asimov, Beveled, CalculatorItalic, Checkbook (MICR-like font), CrystalItalic, FinalFrontier (1993), FinalFrontierOldStyle, FinalFrontierShipside, Goethe, Japan, Jurassic, Lansbury (1993), Neon Lights (1993, based on Quantum), NewYorker (after Rea Irvin's irvin Font for tThe NewYorker), OliviaBrush, StencilExport (1993: based on Gerhard Schwekendiek's Gesh Export, 1972), Terminator (techno).
Lansbury is a free art nouveau typeface that mimics the font used in the TV series Murder She Wrote. The actual font used for the title of that series was URW's Art Gothic (specimen). Fletcher Gothic (1992, Casady&Greene) is another free version of it. [Google] [More] ⦿
Sudanese type designer who created the Arabic display typeface Isra (2005), which won the first prize for Arabic display type at Linotype's 1st Arabic Type Design Competition in April 2006. That typeface can be bought from Linotype. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
American designer, b. 1967, California. Married to Ken Russell, who runs Atlantic Fonts in Camden, ME.
At Atlantic Fonts, she designed the hand-printed typefaces Kinglet (2012, curly), Honey Bee (2011), Once (2010) and Clue (2010).
In 2013, Amy published the playful poster typefaces Trail Map (2013) and Merci. Farmstand (2013) is a hand-printed typeface that is accompanied by the dingbat font Farmstand Goodies. Wheat (2013) is a stylish rough-edged script face. Eeeek (2013) is a Halloween dingbat typeface. Solstice (2013) is hand-printed.
Typefaces from 2014: Shoebox, Reading (bouncy typeface), Lion (an African-themed typeface), Suntea (a children's book script), Fini (cartoon font), Fini Things (girly dingbats), Catbird (whimsical).
Typefaces from 2015: Goby (a great children's book font with fun sea life dingbats called Goby Graphic), Laughing Gull (a fun cartoonish font), Digby (Atlantic Fonts).
Typefaces from 2016: Sanderling(children's script), Dinghy (beatnik style) and Dinghybats, Storyboard (a primitve painter's font), Quince (a handcrafted typeface), Kiwi (a juice bar font accompanied by the dingbat font Kiwi Fruits).
Typefaces from 2017: Meow (a children's script), Answer (handcrafted, unicase), Peapod (a textured patterned all caps typeface).
Typefaces from 2018: Junglegym, Turmeric.
Typefaces from 2019: Pattycake (a children's book font), Espadrille (a mixed case monoline display sans), Galavant (a cartoon font with interlocking letters), Seaglass.
Typefaces from 2020: Darcy (a wonderful beatnik typeface), Parula (hand-drawn with lots of oomph due to its energetic line variations).
Typefaces from 2021: MollyO (a scrapbook script), Rabbet (a fat finger font).
Old URL under the name Amy Dietrich Russell. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Cape Town, South Africa-based graphic designer who was also born in Cape Town and grew up in Namibia, Creator of the multiline typeface Reading Together (2014), which pays attention to blind people. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Andrew Cunningham (Multilingual Technical Officer, Accessibility and Evaluation Unit, Vicnet, State Library of Victoria, Australia) is developing fonts for Dinka, a language of South Sudan. [Google] [More] ⦿
Andrew Hart is a Corona-based American digital photographer (b. 1988), who runs a small free font archive. Another archive of his. Dafont link. Another URL. Yet another URL. And still another one. And another one. And one more. His later fonts refer to SickCapital.Com.
His own fonts include Gothickella (2017, blackletter), Sailorette Tattoo (2015), Elkwood (2014, sans), Snowinter (2014, sans), Rebel Pixy (2014, tattoo script), Pride of the Young (2014, hipster style), Scribblet (2014), Tall & Slim (2014, a great tall-legged poster typeface), Tribal Threat (2014), Boldenstein (2014), Fireflies (2014), Rio Frescata (2014, curly), Alpaca Scarlett (2014), Alpaca Solidify (2014), Vanity Script (2014: a vampire script), SC Gretchin and Timmy (2013), Fun In The Jungle (2013), Pixelic War (2013), A Glitch In Time (2013), Giraffe And Co (2013, an African-themed typeface), Chameleon Dreams (2013: a fantastic wacky party typeface), Angelic Serif (2012), Angelic Peace (2012), Pyrite Script (2012), Pyrite Crypt (2012), Body Piercing And Chains (2012), Love til Killed (2012), Hollywood Capital (2012), Donaldo Regrecka (2012), Deadly Black Chain (2012), Dirt2 Copperbolt (2012, grungy copperplate), Truskey (2011, grunge), Sick Capital Kingston (2011), Full Moon On (2011), Grafitik Riot (2011, graffiti face), Electric Panda (2011), Last Draft (2011, grunge typewriter), CaliforniabyDirt2 (2010), JusticebyDirt2 (2010), SC Gum Kids (2010), SC Tinas Baby Shower (2010), Little Ryan (2010, handwriting), Sick Capital Vice (2010), Star Avenue (2009), Cute Tattoo (2009), DuerTWO (2009), Dirt2Stickler (2009), Ithornët (2009, grungy blackletter), NoXWay (2009, graffiti grunge), Skulls and Splatters (2009), Hacjiuza (2009, hand-drawn blackletter; +Dirty), Popstar Autograph (2009, comic book style script), The Quickest Shift (2009, curly script), DuerTwoo (2009, bloody horror font), Malgecito (2009, grunge), Ithornët (2009, grungy medieval pirate font), Little Bliss (2009), Loyal Fame (2009, curly script), Angelic War (2009, grunge), Soulstalker (2009, grungy blackletter), Kings of Pacifica (2009, ransom note font), GanixApec (2009), GoodPeace (2009), KatyBerry (2009), OffTheDrugs (2009), ThinFranq (2009), WILDAFRICA (2009, African-theme multiline face), St. Andrew (2009, a spray type font), Hawaii Lover (2009, grunge calligraphic script), Aristotle Punk (2009, grunge), Juicy Hunt (2009, grunge), Dead Hardy (2009, Victorian), Kate Perry (2009, fifties script), Kate Berry (2009, fifties script), Vloderstone (2009, hairline slab serif), Good Peace, Off The Drugs, Thin Franq (2009, hairline), Ganix Apec (2009, sans), Jailbox1 (2009, grunge), Blast Beat (2008), Ghosttown-BC (2008, Western style), Dead Secretary (2008, grunge), DIRT2-DEATH (2008, grunge), Robot Head (2008), Alpaca 54 (2007, grunge), Hawaii Killer (2007, Coca Cola grunge), Splinter2 (2007, grunge based on Franklin Gothic), Everyday Ghost (2007, grunge), Plague Death (2006, grunge), SEXtalk69 (2007), Screamz1 (2007). [Google] [More] ⦿
Antonio J. Morata (Almeria, Spain, b. 1968) is a FontStructor (aka elmoyenique) who used FontStruct to make several modular typefaces starting in 2010. The typeface names start with z. We list them alphabetically:
Dafont link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Maputo, Mozambique-based designer (b. 2001) of the free foliate sans typeface [Google] [More] ⦿
Outfit that created ESU, a font with Yoruba characters. [Google] [More] ⦿
Born and died in Addis Ababa, 1926-1979. Educator (at Addis Ababa University), author, and calligrapher, who was frequently called upon by Emperor Haile Selassie for calligraphy and lettering. His Gothic Goffer (blackletter-style) characters were extended into a font by Abbas Alamnehe (2006). [Google] [More] ⦿
Audry Kitoko Makelele
Graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Kinshasa, b. 1986. Kinshasa, Congo-based designer of the modular typeface Kitoko (2017) and Matondo Pro (a 32-style organic monolinear sans) (2018). In 2020, he published the organic sans family Kumba (Claw, Sketch, Scrawl, Sans, Expanded), the monolinear mechanical typeface families Ekela (216 styles), Ekela Circle and Ekela Round, the inline typeface Lakisa Stencil and the 62-style condensed techno / elliptical typeface Bokeseni.
Typefaces from 2021: Aukim (a 54-style sans), Nsai (a 36-style partly geometric sans), Kenga Kaya, Bilokos (a 72-style chamfered family), Bilokos Pro (72 styles; octagonal), FT Beton (octagonal, brutalist), Yemeyi (a 60-style quirky sans), Kumba (now a 36-style techno sans).
Fontsquirrel link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Designer based in Fortaleza, Brazil. At Type Cooper 2020, Benedicto developed the text typeface Oniresii with diacritics for the Yoruba language wh=hich is spoken in Nigeria. [Google] [More] ⦿
The Bambara "Ma-sa-ba" syllabary was devised by Woyo Couloubayi in the Kaarta region of Mali in 1930 and has a total of 123 characters. [Google] [More] ⦿
From Cameroon: this script had originally 466 pictographic and ideographic symbols and was devised by sultan Ibrahim Njoya king of the Bamoun. These are interesting characters, and should be fun to design in a font. [Google] [More] ⦿
Free font Bassa by the Bassa Vah Association, 1998, at Varnie Karmo's home page. Bassa is used in Liberia. [Google] [More] ⦿
Bassa font which used to be at Dr. Berlin's archive. [Google] [More] ⦿
Johannesburg, South Africa-based designer of the pattern typeface Haus Ethnik Dingbats (2014: a collection of dingbats inspired by various ethnic patterns from Zimbabwe and modifications thereof), the blackboard bold typeface This Flag (2016) and the brushed revolution font Tajamuka Script (2016). Behance link. Dafont link. [Google] [More] ⦿
American type designer who graduated from the MATD program at the University of Reading in 2015. Her graduation typeface was Etincelle, which was designed with long ascenders and descenders to better blend with the deep swashes of a specific style of Arabic used for Ajami languages in northern Nigeria and southern Niger. In addition to Arabic, Etincelle currently includes Greek, Cyrillic, and extended Latin characters. Etincelle Arabic Bold is the first attempt at a typeface design based on handwritten manuscripts from Nigeria, in a style of writing called Rubutun Kano by the speakers of the Hausa language.
Becca is affiliated with SIL International, where she was involved in the following projects:
In 2009, Benjamin Yang (SIL) published Vai Slant Unicode, a Unicode extension of SIL's Vai font (for the language used in Liberia). [Google] [More] ⦿
African font links. Unicode tables for African fonts. Great jump page. [Google] [More] ⦿
Black Bird Foundry
Ben Grib (Black Bird Foundry, and Black Bird Press, South Africa) created the Western signage typefaces Excelsior and Indiana Headline in 2015. He also made the handcrafted signage typeface Deputy Serif (2015). On Behance, we read that the foundry is associated with Chris Bushey in Bongoville, Gabon. Chris made the Victorian signage typeface Fancy Pants (or Foxtrot). They also made several great sets of icons and drawing including Animalia, Le Kitchen and Fruits. [Google] [More] ⦿
Abuja, Nigeria-based designer of the blocky New Alphabet (2019). [Google] [More] ⦿
Free Ethiopic software that includes the Ethiopic fonts Brana I and Brana II. [Google] [More] ⦿
Brett T. Johnson
During his studies in Nairobi, Kenya, Brian Jangima created the free typeface Erster Caps (2015) and the free squarish typeface Cherrie Serif (2016). [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Cape Coast, Ghana, who created a typographic poster in 2012 called Felman Ayariga. He is associated with Bagsart Designs, and with the University of Science and Technology in Kumasi. [Google] [More] ⦿
Bumbayo Font Fabrik
Hungarian foundry with commercial and free fonts, est. 2005 by Attila Zigó. On Deviantart, they claim to be from Rwanda. They specialize in grunge type--some of the fonts are quite gorgeous indeed. Has a fontmaking service.
Klingspor link. Dafont link. Devian Tart link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Dutch foundry located in Rotterdam. It is run, so MyFonts says, by Jan Bunk (b. 1968, Monrovia, Liberia) from Monrovia, Liberia. He made Foot Print (2011). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Designs by Jason Castle from San Rafael, CA, who studied psychology at Dominican University of California. He does custom font design and sells commercial typefaces through MyFonts and FontShop. Blog. These include:
Kinshasa, Congo-based designer (b. 1998) of the wild script typeface Chacross script (2019). [Google] [More] ⦿
Type designer of the photolettering era (1960s) who created the chiseled 3d typeface Sculpture. Nick Curtis's Haut Relief (2007) is based on this typeface. The African-themed Djibouti of Nick Curtis (2007) is based on West's African Queen, also a 1960s font. [Google] [More] ⦿
Started in 2008, this web place by Norwegian entrepreneur Roger S. Nelsson (based in Honningsvåg, Norway) sells fonts by Ray Larabie, Brian Kent, Nick Curtis, Derek Vogelpohl and Kevin King that were originally freeware fonts. Nelsson reworked them (more glyphs, more multilingual) and asks about 10 dollars per font now. He says his fonts now cover these Latin languages: Afrikaans, Albanian, Basque, Belarusian (Lacinka), Bosnian, Breton, Catalan, Chamorro, Chichewa, Cornish, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Faroese, Filipino (Tagalog), Finnish, French, Frisian, Galican, German, Greenlandic, Guarani, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish (Gaelic), Italian, Kashubian, Kurdish (Kurmanji), Latvian, Lithuanian, Luxembourgian, Malagasy, Maltese, Maori, Northern Sotho, Norwegian, Occitan, Polish, Portuguese, Rhaeto-Romance, Romanian, Saami (Inari), Saami (Lule), Saami (North), Saami (South), Scots (Gaelic), Serbian (latin), Slovak(ian), Slovene, Sorbian (Lower), Sorbian (Upper), Spanish, Swedish, Tswana, Turkish, Turkmen, Ulithian, Walloon, Welsh, Yapese.
Designer at FontStruct in 2008 of cowboy_hippie and Syndrome X (DNA-look typeface inspired by Syndrome BRK by Brian Kent). Nelsson's fonts are Classic Trash BRK Pro, Dynamic BRK Pro, Galapogos BRK Pro, Genotype BRK Pro, King Cool KC Pro (kid's hand; done with Kimberly Geswein), Lamebrain BRK Pro, Matrise Pro and Matrise Text Pro (dot matrix), Phorfeit BRK Pro, Syndrome BRK Pro, Technique BRK Pro, Vigilance BRK Pro, Grapple BRK Pro. The "BRK" refers to Brian Kent, the original free font designer.
In 2009, he added a number of fonts that were done by Nick Curtis some years before that (hence the "NF"): Boogie Nights NF Pro (art deco face), Copasetic NF Pro, Coventry Garden NF Pro, Pro, Fontleroy NF Pro, Hamburger Heaven NF Pro, Monterey Popsicle NF Pro, and Wooden Nickel NF Pro. Trypewriter Pro (2009) is based on Kevin King's Trypewriter. Helldorado Pro (2009) is a Tuscan wood type style typeface based on a font by Levente Halmos.
Designer of Isbit Pro (2012, a magnificent melting ice cube-shaped superlliptical typeface family), Familiar Pro (2011, designed with the same metric as Helvetica but "better than Arial"), Bloco Pro (2010, fat counterless face), Trump Town Pro (2009, athletic lettering slab serif), Geometric Soft Pro (2009), Geometry Script Pro (2010, upright connected script), DIN Fun Pro (2011), Infantometric Pro (2012), Foobar Pro (2012) and Cheap Pro Fonts Serif (2009).
Typefaces from 2013: Adultometric Pro (narrow monoline sans).
Dafont. Fontspace link. Fontsquirrel link.
Catalog of Nelsson's bestselling typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Union Type Supply used to be run by Chris MacGregor in Houston, TX, who was (is?) a web communications specialist at Halliburton. He also used to run Penultimate Type in Seabrook, TX. He founded About with Don Synstelien.
His typefaces: Zehrgut (grunge face), Orti (by Jean-Jacques Tachdjian---a filled-in display face), Utile (high-contrast serif font designed by Matthew Chiavelli, Jeff Gillen, Chris MacGregor and Jean-Jacques Tachdjian), Afrobats, Bridgework, Citore, Emulate, Emulate Bold, Epaulet (1994), Tagged, Boxonoxo, Burner, Datapad, Empanel, Emulate, Esboki, Esdeki, Estuki, GleeClub, HiroItalic, HiroOutline, HiroSharp, Hiro, IttoBlock, IttoRound, JaySetch (named after Jay Setchell, who was Chris MacGregor's boss at Imagination Plus, The Woodlands, TX), LeslieSmith, Manitu, Metolurgy, MittenHollowHollow, MittenLeftLeft, MittenRightRight (1996), PepClub, Planet100, PlanetFiveHundred, PlanetSevenHundred, PlanetThreeHundred, ReverberateBold, Reverberate, Tagged, Tshtars, Unite, UtileCaustic. Some typefaces in this list were published by [T-26] (such as Epaulet, Emulate, Mitten, Tagged).
On-line gallery. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Namibian-German designer of Linotype Dropink (1999), an adorable font in which letters are written with a scratchy inky fountain pen. One of my favorites in its genre.
Fontshop link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Pretoria, South Africa, who created the multilined grunge typeface Star Line in 2014. Camilo-Images is originally from Angola. [Google] [More] ⦿
African writing systems. Charts with hand-drawn glyphs. Covers Amharic (Ethiopia), Ethiopic writing system, Mende (Sierra Leone), Meroitic (hieroglyphic-style writing, Meroe people of Sudan), Egyptian writing system, Nsibidi (Ejagham people of Nigeria), Oromo, Vai (West Africa). [Google] [More] ⦿
Barcelona, Spain-based designer of the African-themed typeface Arec (2017). [Google] [More] ⦿
Creators of the Ethiopic fonts Visual Geez Unicode Agazian and Visual Geez Unicode. Downloadable here. [Google] [More] ⦿
Student at ZIVA, a typography and graphic design school in Harare, Zimbabwe, led by Saki Mafundikwa. In 2001, she designed an angry letter font. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer of Mugabe, "dingbats for an oppressive regime" (quotes by Sean O'Toole. This typeface was reviewed in the magazine National Typographika 2 (i-jusi magazine volume 17). [Google] [More] ⦿
Canadian type designer. His typefaces:
Klingspor link. Fontspace link. Dafont link. Kernest link. Fontsquirrel link. Google Plus link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Under the name NKO Computers, Daniel Kahn made Kankan (2009), which is based on Michael Everson's Conakry font. This is a font supporting the N'ko script of West Africa. [Google] [More] ⦿
Type designer of the photolettering era (1960s) whose work is slowly but surely being digitally revived by Nick Curtis, and by Photo-Lettering, the House Industries subsidiary that bought the PhotoLettering Inc type collection. FontShop link. His typefaces:
Lagos, Nigeria-based designer of the colorful children's book font Kidag (2018) and the modern stencil typeface Quaf (2018). [Google] [More] ⦿
Or just David Samuel. Designer and illustrator in Lagos, Nigeria, who developed the children's book color font Kidag in 2018. [Google] [More] ⦿
The DejaVu fonts form an open source font family based on the Bitstream Vera Fonts. Free download. Its purpose is to provide a wider range of characters (see Current status page for more information) while maintaining the original look and feel through the process of collaborative development. Included are DejaVuSans-Bold, DejaVuSans-BoldOblique, DejaVuSans-Oblique, DejaVuSans, DejaVuSansCondensed-Bold, DejaVuSansCondensed-BoldOblique, DejaVuSansCondensed-Oblique, DejaVuSansCondensed, DejaVuSansMono-Bold, DejaVuSansMono-BoldOb, DejaVuSansMono-Oblique, DejaVuSansMono-Roman, DejaVuSerif-Bold, DejaVuSerif-BoldOblique, DejaVuSerif-Oblique, DejaVuSerif-Roman, DejaVuSerifCondensed-Bold, DejaVuSerifCondensed-BoldOblique, DejaVuSerifCondensed-Oblique, DejaVuSerifCondensed.
Authors and contributors comprise Adrian Schroeter, Ben Laenen, Dafydd Harries, Danilo Segan (Cyrillic), David Jez, David Lawrence Ramsey, Denis Jacquerye, Dwayne Bailey, James Cloos, James Crippen, Keenan Pepper, Mashrab Kuvatov, Misu Moldovan (Romanian), Ognyan Kulev, Ondrej Koala Vacha, Peter Cernák, Sander Vesik, Stepán Roh (project manager; Polish), Tavmjong Bah, Valentin Stoykov, and Vasek Stodulka. The idea is to eventually cover most of unicode. Currently, this is covered: Latin (+supplement, extended A and part of extended B), IPA, Greek, Coptic, Cyrillic, Georgian, Armenian, Hebrew, N'ko, Tifinagh, Lao, Canadian aboriginal syllabics, Ogham, Arabic, math symbols, arrows, Braille, chess, and many dingbats.
Alternate download site. Wiki page with download information.
Denis Moyogo Jacquerye is the Belgian co-leader of the DejaVu font project (free fonts based on Bitstream Vera), the default GUI for fonts on several Linux OS distributions. He is working on extending various Open Source fonts to support African orthographies in Latin script. He is collaborating with a network of experts in African languages localization as part of the Pan Africa localization Network (ANLoc). Denis, with a Bs.C in Computer Science and a minor in Linguistics from McGill University, has experience in the Language Technology industry, Open Source software, Font Engineering and Unicode software support for African language. Denis currently lives in Brussels.
He designed the open license font family Molengo (2010, sans), which is part of the Google open font directory. He also participated in the GNU Freefont project, where he added new glyphs and corrected existing ones in the Latin Extended-B (U+0180-U+024F) and IPA Extensions (U+0250-U+02AF) ranges.
Speaker at ATypI 2008 in St. Petersburg on African fonts. [Google] [More] ⦿
In 2017, during his studies in Cambridge, UK, Dennis Amoah designed the decorative typeface Afro, which uses patterns inspired by those seen in various forms of African folk art, from countries such as Morocco, Ghana, Zimbabwe and Tunisia. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Organized font archive. Many subcategories including Party fonts, Holiday fonts, Balloons, Halloween, Christmas, screen fonts, phonetic fonts, African, Balinese, Bengali, Burmese, Cambodian, Croata-glagolitic, Cyrillic, Ethiopic, Georgian, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hmong, Japanese, Javanese, Khmer, Lao, Malayan, Nepali, Nko, runes, Tamil, Vietnamese. [Google] [More] ⦿
Student at ZIVA, a typography and graphic design school in Harare, Zimbabwe, led by Saki Mafundikwa. In 2001, she designed an artsy initial caps font. [Google] [More] ⦿
Design Africa is an outfit run by Anton Scholtz and Merle from Musgrave, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Their commercial fonts have Latin letters but an African look: Umkhonto, Ubuvila, Amanzi, Assegai, Bongo, Doorn Display, Doorn Body, Zebra, Utshani, Tabwa, Amabhokisi, Baobab, Siyabonga, Inja. When you visit them, do not forget to look at their great ethnic patterns. [Google] [More] ⦿
During her studies in Brisbane Australia, Desiree Seeto designed the Africa-themed typeface Twiigle And Tak (2018). [Google] [More] ⦿
Architect, web designer and hobby typographer Felix Holland runs Die Weberei in Kampala, Uganda. His first font is this sans (2006). [Google] [More] ⦿
Diego holds a Masters from the KABK in Den Haag, 2004. His thesis project was entitled Tuhun. A typographic exploration of the Mixtec language. He made the stencil typeface Nairobi Quality, the text typeface Tuhun (2006), the text typeface Viko (2004), and a font for the Mixtec language of Oaxaca, Mexico. Currently living in Mexico and working with his wife, Kythzia Barrera, in their studio called Frutas y Verduras. He teaches at the Universidad Iberoamericana, in Mexico City. Mainly interested in typography, graphic design and organic agriculture. Speaker at ATypI 2009 in Mexico City, where he explained the challenges posed by native languages in Mexico. [Google] [More] ⦿
This used to be a wonderful page, but Michelle Dixon seems to have retired from the font making business. There used to be five shareware dingbats fonts: African Ornaments One, Cave Painting Dingbats One, Mayan Dingbats, Pre-Columbian Ornaments One, and Printers' Ornaments One (Mac PS), plus about 45 other original fonts (not shareware). In her wonderful collection, the following of Michelle Dixon's creations stand out: Arrighi Copybook, ItalianMosaicOrnaments, Beautiful, LondonHouse, Love Letter Typewriter, Gaudy Medium, Rusty Nail-Medium (the last four are all old typewriter fonts), and the display fonts Isla Bella (art nouveau), La Negrita, Arty Nouveau, Victorian, Art Nouveau Fonts, Bad Dog-Black, Berlin, Caslon Frenzy, Dixon's Vixens Caps, AntiqueMonoTW, DangerousTypoWriter, Elegant Nouveau Initial Caps, Fruitbasket, Matador, Manhattan, Modern Scribe, Ovid, Spillage, Tacos, Tolstoy, Typewriter, Love Letter, Basketcase, ChiliPepperDingbats, Postage Stamps, Garish Monde, Taco Modern, and Beautiful Ink. All fonts are between 5 and 30 dollars a piece, but often there are four fonts per face. In August 98, the absolutely gorgeous calligraphic font Beautiful Ink became available as a 10USD shareware font in Windows TrueType. Many designs are by Blake Haber, who is Michelle Dixon's husband. Located in Santa Barbara, CA.
Dafont link. Alternate URL. [Google] [More] ⦿
Student at ZIVA, a typography and graphic design school in Harare, Zimbabwe, led by Saki Mafundikwa. In 2001, she designed a font in which the letters are inspired by African icons. [Google] [More] ⦿
Bali, Indonesia-based designer and animal photographer, b. 1984. Creator of the high-contrast serif typeface Asmath (2018) and the brush fonts Rabsy (2018), Rabsy Pattern (2018: African patterns), Cherry Rush (2018) and Rasquake (2018).
Typefaces from 2019: Sketch Time (dry brush), Gudvayne (a spiky text typeface), Sweet Escape, Toast and Honey, Gudnite (brush), Mikadoby, Hello Dear, Hanomali, Rushink (dry brush), Rabsy Clean (brush), Brushield (dry brush), Holiday Sun, All Pony, Sexy Beachy, Juice Day, Holy Rock (brush), Rampage Kid (brush), Kinder Boy (brush), Whiskey Coke, Kid Rough, Mybread (dry brush), Parkway Lush (brush script), Theygi (a great angular wood-carved display typeface), JakAs (script), Chelsea Queen (script).
Typefaces from 2020: Beat Word (a cartoon font). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Hommersaak, Norway-based foundry interested in African and technical typefaces. The fonts are sold through MyFonts. Their collection: Christmas (dings), Elektronika (dings), TechTools (dings), ABCKids, Gates (dings), Transistors (dings), Ariya (Yoruba based on Arial), Igba (Yoruba based on Times New Roman), Eagle (Nigerian), Eredo (Edo). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Benin City, Nigeria-based designer of the dual character font Downsign (2019). [Google] [More] ⦿
Ghana-based creator of Duchet Chanford (2012). [Google] [More] ⦿
Known as Toni Dzulham and Dumadi Pangandaran. Pangandaran, Indonesia-based designer, b. 1991, of the casual monoline typeface Dumeng (2018) and the modular typeface Herison (2018). Typefaces from 2019: Marlina (script), Lucky Star (a fat brush script), Bllastt (brush script), Chickybom (a cartoon font), Babell (a heavy all caps sans), Mellows, Sarllett (signage script), Whoody (a cartoon font), Dumadi (a children's book font), Attasiyap, Comic Comoc (a fat comic book font), Hermazz (a comic book font), Multikultural (monoline script), Husaeni (squarish).
Typefaces from 2020: Masquero, Sarttink Signature, Helga Brush (dry brush), Royal Mission (dry brush), Black Archer, B=derby Jookes, Flower Mager, Remover, White Allies, Bogarts Metal, Avaca Davra (a brush font), Brandon Bromley, Magic Broom (an all caps cartoon font; +Monogram), Cooper Jackson, Rofland, The Bambank Script, Ravella, The Mummy (like a glaz krak font), Hormath, Night Hunter, Common Rejection, Qadar (all caps, dry brush), Salty Candy, Uravika Classy (informal, comic book style), Derick Skone (a heavy all caps brush font), Ninja Fighter, Milton-Keynes, Relaxnes, Shatomi (a signature font), King of Monster, The Beauty, Moomy Craft, Lockdown, Baby Balloon, Andry, Kero Kero, Rostyana (a rhythmic signage script), Cracked Stone, Fros Bold (a layerable cartoon font), Boochain, Ghaisan (a signage script), Bimbey (a layerable font with shadow effects), Sikat (constructivist), Love Hunter, Anyfreak, Ruang Jenuh.
Typefaces from 2021: Blotchy Bitter Texture (grungy textured caps), Breakiss (a dry brush script), Pastilaris (a monolinear display sans), Block Paper (a paper strip collage typeface), Bogie Bogie (a flat top logo font), Shibori (hand-crafted and preppy), Exercise (a display font with tiki or tribal influences), Untrouble (futuristic), Content Creator (a fat finger font), Homeville (a retro script), Saya Satpol (a bold sketched typeface), Walktimes (a squarish blcky typeface with stencilized glyphs at the lowercase positions), Faxnes (a brush script), Pisangkeju (a monolinear scrapbook font), Regorden (script), Strange Agent (a brush font), Holicya (a heavy retro signage script), Honey Pools (a fat finger font), Tomket Boys, Ambiguous (a brush script), Buco Nero (a dry brush font), Little Sooner, Swishine, Lonely Together, Milton Keynes (a creamy signage script), Shallow Thoughts (a fat finger font). Home page. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
As a student at the College For Creative Studies, Detroit MI, Ebrima Jammeh designed the African tribal typeface Mandin (2016). [Google] [More] ⦿
Pickerington, OH-based designer of the set of dingbats called Global Footrints Ghana (2017) and of the Africa-themed typeface Tribal Warrior (2017). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Tangerang, Indonesia-based designer of the lava lamp typeface Morgana (2019), the script typefaces Merlinian (2019), Firstlove (2019) and Cherryball (2019: a rabbit-eared typeface), the free outline typeface Metrool (2019) and its solid companion Metroil (2019).
Typefaces from 2020: PapaKilo (a tribal font), MamaKilo (a tribal font), Ahoyaha (script), Ziclose (a bold sans), Fipty Serif, The Djuckie, Grage, Viyola, Digichild, Calimindo (a signature font), Elegiant, Elegature, Elegrand, Blora, Blora Shadow, Blora Extrude, Perihelonion, Aphelonion. Home page. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Kumasi, Ghana, who created OK Flint Font (octagonal and modular) in 2015. [Google] [More] ⦿
Khartoum, Sudan-based designer of the nice Arabic handwriting font Molhim (2016). [Google] [More] ⦿
Commercial Ethiopic software and fonts: handwriting fonts such as WashRa (1995), Ethiopia (1996), Wookianos (1997), YebSe (2000). Plus a free Sabaean Script font. Based in Houston. [Google] [More] ⦿
Vendors of AddisWord and AddisPro for Ethiopic. With this software comes the Ethiopic font AddisWord. [Google] [More] ⦿
Fidel's site with links to Ethiopic fonts. Includes four BDF screen fonts for X11. Covers Amharic, Ge'ez, Tegrinya. [Google] [More] ⦿
List of Ethiopic Unicode fonts, compiled by David McCreedy. [Google] [More] ⦿
Free Ethiopic truetype font, Geezedit Amharic P by Aberra Molla. Also has many links related to Ethiopic typesetting. [Google] [More] ⦿
Ethiopic commercial software. Includes the EthioSoft font. [Google] [More] ⦿
Ethiopian script typography. Fonts: WashRa, Ethiopia, Wookianos, WebSe. [Google] [More] ⦿
Zimbabwe-based designer of the sans typeface Dado Sans Pro (2017), Maleo Semi Serif (2017), the brush script typefaces Gushungo (2017) and Digreto (2017), the futuristic typeface Avanteus Broken (2017), the handcrafted typeface Amara Heavy (2017), the brush script Simplistic (2017), and the nice signage typeface Burn The Bridges (2017). [Google] [More] ⦿
Four free Ethiopian truetype fonts: EthiopicElementsNormal, EthiopicN1846Normal, EthiopicRareNormal, EthiopicVariantsNormal. Alternate site. [Google] [More] ⦿
Fatima Abbas is a Sudanese graphic design student at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Arts in Qatar. In 2021, she designed the display typeface Brier which is characterized by tiny broken strokes in the crossbars and elephant feet. [Google] [More] ⦿
fc fonts for African languages
Jörg Knappen's fc fonts for African languages. In metafont. The following languages are supported: Akan, Bamileke, Basa (Kru), Bemba, Ciokwe, Dinka, Dholuo (Luo), Efik, Ewe-Fon, Fulani (Fulful), G\~a, Gbaya, Hausa, Igbo, Kanuri, Kikuyu, Kikongo, Kpelle, Krio, Luba, Mandekan (Bambara), Mende, More, Ngala, Nyanja, Oromo, Rundi, Kinya Rwanda, Sango, Serer, Shona, Somali, Songhai, Sotho (two different writing systems), Suaheli, Tiv, Yao, Yoruba, Xhosa and Zulu. Plus Maltese and Sami. Jörg Knappen works at the University of Mainz in Germany. [Google] [More] ⦿
Fekade S. Mesfin's page on the shareware font "feedel" and other stuff about Ethiopian fonts. [Google] [More] ⦿
German graduate of the MATD program at the University of Reading, class of 2019. Felix's graduation typefaces there was Memirati. He writes: Memirati (in Amharic: to lead) is a typeface family designed to perform well on small-screen devices and in situations where space and readability are most important. It brings together the unique features of the Latin and the Ethiopic script but tries not to equalise them. Instead, it aims for a harmonic side-by-side which is achieved through acknowledging the calligraphic nature of both scripts. [Google] [More] ⦿
Lagos, Nigeria-based designer of Flutterwave (2019). [Google] [More] ⦿
Fidel's Ethiopic fonts, in BDF and truetype formats. [Google] [More] ⦿
Free truetype fonts: Tai Le Valentinum (for the Tai Le script used in China, Burma and Laos), Valentine Arabic, the faux pixel font Sounds of Apathy, and the unicode faux pixel font Fixedsys Excelsior 2.0 (2007). The latter covers Latin, Greek, Cyrillic, Hebrew, Armenian, Tamil, Hylian, N'Ko, Ethiopic, blackletter, Dehong Dai, Pahawh Hmong, Thaan, Arabic, Thai, Ogham, runic, and IPA. All fonts made by Darien Valentine in 2004. See also here. [Google] [More] ⦿
Rome, Italy-based designer. In her Fontikon font project (2020), ishe has produced eight fonts, each with letters and culture symbols: Alchemy Complex, Adinkra Wisdom, Aztec Empire, Celtic Iron, Lovecraftian Neue, Japan Kamon, Viking Norse, Slavian Ustav.
Her Symbolikon set (2020) contains over 800 symbols / icons from the following cultures: Adinkra, Africa, Alchemy, American Native Rock Art, Ashtamangala, Asia, Astrology, Aztec, Buddhism, Celtic, Central America, Central Europe, Chakra, Christianity, Egyptian, Flowers, Greek Mythology, Hopi, Inca, Islam, Lakota Sioux, Latvian, Lovecraftian Mythos, Maori, Mapuche, Maya, Mu, Norse, Norse Runes, North America, North Europe, Pacific Area, Sacred Geometry, Slavic, South America, South Europe, Taino, Tarot Major Arcana. [Google] [More] ⦿
Ge'ez is the ancient language in which the scriptures of the Ethiopic Orthodox Church are written. Amharic is the majority language spoken in modern Ethiopia: it descended from Ge'ez, but is quite different. [Google] [More] ⦿
The free GF Zemen truetype fonts (gfzemen1.ttf and gfzemen2.ttf) are encoded in the "Ethiopian ASCII" system developed by EthiO Systems. "gfzemenu.ttf" is a Unicode encoded font for Ethiopic. Yonas Fissehi told me that he created a BDF font for X-Windows that was the precursor to gfzemen. He believes that GFZemen's credit should go to Yitna Firdyiwek of "Goha Tibeb"---Biruk Asrat ported the files. [Google] [More] ⦿
According to some sources, Mike Murray is selling stolen goods, in this case GeezEdit 1.1 (20 USD). Here is the blurb: " This is a stolen product. Cnet should be ashamed for being used by such a stupid thief. Mike Murray is in possession of numerous illegal fonts reverse engeneered from a free GeezEdit Amharic P font. Very ugly characters have been concocted out of smaller pieces and thrown into three arbitrary and imaginary typefaces.". [Google] [More] ⦿
Dead link. Before its death, it had commercial Ethiopic software, free trial download. Has some Ge'ez fonts: GeezBausi, GeezAddis, GeezBasic, GeezLong, GeezThin, GeezDirib. [Google] [More] ⦿
Free truetype font for Ethiopic: GeezTypeNet. [Google] [More] ⦿
Geneviève Cugnart is a French-American graphic designer. Born in the United States, she studied graphic design at L'Ecole de Design Nantes-Atlantique before graduating from the MATD program at the University of Reading, class of 2020. Her graduation typeface was Mihuri, a book text typeface intended for typesetting multilingual publications. She writes: Covering Latin, Hebrew, and Ethiopic, each script retains its own structure while matching the on-page texture of the others. Inspired by the high-contrast modulation of Ethiopic broad-nib calligraphy, Mihuri explores what happens when the expansion contrast model is applied to letterforms based on broad-nib construction. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Johannesburg, who created the rounded sans typeface Acacia (2013). [Google] [More] ⦿
American designer, b. Rockville Centre, NY, 1950. George Ryan held senior positions at Linotype and Bitstream since 1979, where he has been involved in the production of over 2500 fonts. In 2004, Ryan joined Agfa Monotype, and is now a Monotype typeface designer. Creator of these typefaces:
FontShop link. Klingspor link.
Designer in 2011-2012 of the Arabic typeface Fouta developed for the Guinean community. This was at the basis of the free font Harmattan (2015, SIL International; Google Font link). SIL explains: Harmattan, named after the trade winds that blow during the winter in West Africa, is designed in a Warsh style to suit the needs of languages using the Arabic script in West Africa. The font does not cover the full Unicode Arabic repertoire. It only supports characters known to be used by languages in West Africa. This font provides a simplified rendering of Arabic script, using basic connecting glyphs but not including a wide variety of additional ligatures or contextual alternates (only the required lam-alef ligatures.) This simplified style is often preferred for clarity, especially in non-Arabic languages, but may be considered unattractive in more traditional and literate communities. [Google] [More] ⦿
Gikuyu is a commercial font package prepared by Match Fonts with appropriate diacritics fir the Gikuyu language. [Google] [More] ⦿
Jason Glavy, who lives in Yokohama, runs Glavy Fonts. He has created some free fonts: JG Lepcha (2001, a South asian language font), JG Chantabouli and JG Sasettha (cleaned up and extended unicode vesions of Sasettha and Chantabouli fonts created by John Durdin), JGAksaraBali, JGBasicLao, JGChamVer2, JGChamCambodia, JGChamVN, JGChantabouliLao, JGHurufJawaSanskrit, JGLaoOldArial, JGLaoOldface, JGLaoTimes, JGSoyombo (Tibetan), WL-LatinIPATimes. He used to have a bunch of Japanese fonts on his web site, including his Jindaimoji series. He also created three fonts for Makassarese/Buginese. At some point, he was associated with Saronix Japan. His Hmong page had JGCwjmemFinalVersion, JGCwjmemSecondVersion, JGCwjmemThirdVersion, JGNaadaasFinalVersion, JGNaadaasSecondVersion, JGNaadaasThirdVersion, JGPahawhFinalVersion, JGPahawhSecondVersion, JGPahawhSourceVersion, JGPahawhThirdVersion, JGPuajTxwm, all made in 2002: of these, the Pahawh series is original, while Cwjmem and Naadaas are improvements of other fonts. West African fonts designed by him: JGBassaVahHandwriting, JGBassaVahPrint, JGBete, JGKpelleA, JGKpelleB, JGNKo, JGVaiA, JGVaiB, JGVaiC. These fonts are well researched, and are based on drawings and findings by Dalby, Dr. Welmer, and Jensen. Some of Glavy's fonts for other languages: JGBasicLao, JGChamCambodia (1998), JGChamVN (1998), JGChantabouliLao, JGHurufJawaSanskrit (2001), JGLaoOldArial, JGLaoOldface, JGLaoTimes, JG Lepcha (2001), JGSoyomb (2001). See also SIL's Mingzat (2019) for the Lepcha language of South asia, wich is based on JG Lepcha. [Google] [More] ⦿
GNU Freefont (or: Free UCS Outline Fonts)
The GNU Freefont is continuously being updated to become a large useful Unicode monster. GNU FreeFont is a free family of scalable outline fonts, suitable for general use on computers and for desktop publishing. It is Unicode-encoded for compatability with all modern operating systems. There are serif, Sans and Mono subfamilies. Also called the "Free UCS Outline Fonts", this project is part of the larger Free Software Foundation. The original head honcho was Primoz Peterlin, the coordinator at the Institute of Biophysics of the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. In 2008, Steve White (aka Stevan White) took over.
Fontspace link. Crosswire link for Free Monospaced, Free Serif and Free Sans. Download link. [Google] [More] ⦿
This site has a number of free truetype fonts, such as SILDoulos PigLatinDemo (2000, Summer Institute of Linguistics), NeoAssyrianRAI (2001, a Sumero-Akkadian Cuneiform font by Karljuergen G. Feuerherm), DoulosSIL (2002, a big Unicode-compliant font), PadaukSuper (2003, Burmese font), Code2000 (2003, James Kass's huge unicode font; the version here is called Code2000 Tamil Graphite) Koli Nko Manden (1999, by the Fakoli Corporation for the West African language N'Ko). [Google] [More] ⦿
Run by Mohamed Hacen Mottaly (b. 1978, Mauritania), a graphics and type specialist. Unless otherwise indicated, all fonts were made in 2006 by Mohamed Hacen. Free Latin fonts: HacenCAPSpice33, HacenCAPSpice65, HacenPixer (by Jen Aimon). Free Arabic fonts: HacenBeirutHeading, HacenBeirutLight, HacenBeirut, HacenCAPSpice33, HacenCAPSpice65, HacenCasablancaHeavy, HacenCasablancaLight, HacenCasablanca, HacenDalalSt, HacenDalalText, HacenDalal, HacenEgypt, HacenFreehand, HacenLebanon, HacenLinerPrint-outLight, HacenLinerPrint-out, HacenLinerScreenBd, HacenLinerScreen, HacenLinerXL, HacenLinerXXL, HacenNewspaper, HacenPixer, HacenPromoterLt, HacenPromoterMd, HacenPromoter, HacenSahafa, HacenSamraLt, HacenSamra, HacenTypographerBold, HacenTypographerBook, HacenTypographerHeavy, HacenTypographer. Hacen Tehran (2006) is here. Hacen Liner and Hacen Tunisia (2005-2014) are free fonts that are available at Open Font Library. Another Open Font Library link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Very talented Pistoia, Italy-based designer (b. 1982). His typefaces:
A follower of Calugi writes: Jonathan is a young illustrator hailing from Pistoia, Italy. It's nearly impossible to not recognize his signature style: what at first appears to be a child-like doodling, a closer look will reveal a world of intricate, carefully crafted patterns and eccentric geometric forms. Hellofont link. Behance link. Dafont link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Student at ZIVA, a typography and graphic design school in Harare, Zimbabwe, led by Saki Mafundikwa. In 2001, she designed an alphabet inspired by rock paintings, with letters in the forms of humans. Her alphabet is featured in "Language Culture Type" (John D. Berry ed., Graphis, 2002). [Google] [More] ⦿
House of Lime
Defunct type foundry that had free original dingbats, alphadings and fonts, mostly from scanned art by Merethe Liljedahl (House of Lime) in Landskrona, Sweden.
The font list: Abstract, Africa, African Design, African Eggs, AfricanPattern, AlphaRemember, AlphaSausage, AlphaThin, AmishQuilts, AngelsFairies, Angelsaroundtheworld, AngloText, Animal, AnimalDesign, AntiqueStuff, AntiqueStuffII, AroundSports, Aroundthehouse, ArtDecoMotif, ArtNouveauBild, ArtNouveauBlume, ArtNouveauFlowers, ArtNouveauFramesandBorders, ArtNouveauInitials (2001), ArtNouveauInitialsA, ArtNouveauInitialsB, ArtNouveauInitialsC, AsianArt, AsianArtII, BOO, BabyTime, BackToSchool (2000, pencil-themed face), Bagsandstuff, BagsandstuffII, Balloons, Baseball, Big Lou (2003, art deco), BirdStencilDesign, BirdStencilDesignII, Birdies, Bzzy (2004, alphadings), Books, Butterflies, Buttons (2006), Calender, CamelotCaps (2000), CarstensOwls, Cats, CelticElements, CelticElementsII, CelticMotif, Celtics, Cherub, CheshireInitials (2001), Chiseled (2006), ChristmasTime, ChristmasWreath, ChubbyDotty, ChubbyTrail, Cornerflair (2002), CrayolaKiddyFont, Curly Fleur Caps, DBLCeltic, DBLCorners, DBLFacesfromthepast, DBLFlowerDelight, DBLMedievalDesign, DancerInTheDark, DancerInTheDarkII, DancerInTheDarkIII, DecorativeOrnamental, Decorette, Decorina (2001), DesignMotif, DesignerCorners, DesignerCorners, DesignerDing, DesignerDividers, DesignerFrames, DesignerFramesTwo, DesignerMix, DesignerMixII, DesignerMixed, DesignerMotifs, DesignerMotifsThree, DesignerMotifsTwo, DesignerPlus, DesignerStuff, Dividers, DividersTwo, DoggyBag, DogsandCats, Dolphins, Dot Trail (2002), DoverChineseMotifDesign, DoverFloral, DoverFloralandDesignII, DoverJapaneseDesign, Dragons, Durbin Initials (2009), EasterBunny, EasterHoppy, EasterTime, EatingOut, Egypt, ElectionTime (2000), Elegance, EvelynsHeart, EvsDragons, ExtraOrnamentalNo2, FaceofaLady, Faces2Faces, FacesOfTheCentury, Faith, Fans, Fashion, FashionLadies, FleurCornerCaps (2000), FloralDesign, FloralStencilDesign, FloridVictorianOrnament, FlowerandFairyAlphabet, Folklore, FolkloreII, Fontanesi, Framed, Frames, FramesAndBorders, FramesAndBordersII, FramesAndBordersIII, FramesandBackgrounds, FramesandHeaders, Fromthegarden, Fruityandveggie, Furballs, GailsUnicorn, GardenTime, Geisha, Genzsch Initials, GermanCaps, GothicCornerCaps, GothicFlourish, GrafikText, GuinevereCaps, HalloweenKiddyFont, Hats, HatsII, HatsIII, HatsIV, HatsV, HeartsofLime, Heraldics, Horses, Houses, HousesII, Howling, Iconettes, Inmygarden, Inyourgarden, Itsserved, Jars, JustFrames, KarensKitties, KeyasTurtles, KiddyDing, KiddyFlakey (2002), KiddyFrames, KiddyHalloween, KiddyToys, KidsAlphabet, KittytheCat, Ladiesofthe20s, Leaves, LimeBlossomCaps (1999), LimeGloryCaps (2000), LisasDragons, LittleHeroes, LizsGibsonGirls, LovePoision, Maskes, MedievalAlphabet (2000), MedievalMotif, MedievalMotifTwo, MexicanMotif, MirrorImage, MosaicCaps (2000), Motif, Mousie (2000, alphadings), MoyrasParrots, Music For Your Ears (2006), MutansII, Mutants, Mythical, NavyBlues (2000, white on black buttons), OldFashionedIllus, OldFloralIllustration, OldFolksShuffle (2000), Onthefarm, OrientalDesign, OrientalIcons, OrientalIconsII, OrientalIconsIII, OrientalIconsIV, OrientalView, OrnamentalCorners, OrnamentalDecoration, OrnamentalDecorationII, OrnamentalElements, OrnamentalElementsII, OrnamentalFramesI, OrnamentalInitialsA, OrnamentalInitialsB, OrnamentalInitialsC, OrnamentalInitialsD, OrnamentalInitialsE, OrnamentalInitialsF, OrnamentalInitialsG, OrnamentalInitialsH, OrnamentalInitialsI, OrnamentalInitialsJ, OrnamentalInitialsK, OrnamentalInitialsL, OrnamentalInitialsM, OrnamentalInitialsN, OrnamentalInitialsO, OrnamentalInitialsP, OrnamentalInitialsQ, OrnamentalInitialsR, OrnamentalInitialsS, OrnamentalInitialsT, OrnamentalInitialsU, OrnamentalInitialsV, OrnamentalInitialsW, OrnamentalInitialsX, OrnamentalInitialsY, OrnamentalInitialsZ, OutOfAfrica (2000), Paisley, Paisley Caps, PaisleyII, Party (2004, Mexican simulation face), Pentagon (2003, Western face), PhilliBoo, PokemonKiddyDing, Retro Elite (2003, art deco), RibbonCaps, Rose, Rosegarden, Scary, Scary House, Scrapper's Arrows, ScrappersCorner, ScrappersElements, ScrappersElementsII, ScrappersElementsIII, ScrappersElementsIV, ScrappersElementsV, ScrappersKeys, ScrappersStencil, ScrappingDoodles, Scream, Sealife, September11, Shaking Salsa, Ships, SimplyFriends, Skeleton, Smelly, SomeoneSpecial, Spiders (2001), SplatterCaps, Spooky, Sporty (2004), Spring (2003, Victorian ornamental typeface), Square Frame (2006), Stamped Flowers, Starlite, Stars, Stencil, StripesCaps (2000), SugarFootStrut, Sun and Moon, Sunflowers, Sunny Days (2004), SunshineKiddyFont, Tattoo, TheGoddess, ThePerfectMan, ThemeCorners, TiffanyCorners, TiffanyCornersII, TiffanyCornersIII, Tiles, Tools, TraditionalFloralDesign, TraditionalFloralDesignII, TraditionalFloralDesignIII, Trapeze (2004), TreasuryofDesign, Treesandleaves, Tulips, TylersPokemon (2000), UncasWomen, Valentine, VictorianWindow, Wedding, Wildflower, WildflowerII, WildflowerIII, WildflowerIV, YesterdaysBeauty, YourSign, Yummi, Zodiac.
Designer Menues (commercial dings, 2001). In 2006, these commercial dings: Scrapping Corners, Scrappers Fills. Direct access to the dingbats. Direct access to fonts.
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Frenchman (b. 1957) who started making fonts in 2010, after a career in illustration, comics, and video games. In 2010, he created the free fonts BabyJo (pixel face), Bayday, Chrom (beveled face), LaPresse (grunge), Muffaroo, Poppy, Poppydot, Spacecard, Strokewith, Strokeless, ToonLand (comic book lettering), ToonLandBlack, ToonLandShad, TrashToys (grunge), WorldColors (3d face).
In 2011, he published Francobelge (comic book face), Freepress (grunge), Gamix (Western titling face), Inmyroom (dingbats), Majestrick (calligraphic), Onomatopaf (comic book dings), Outerzone, OuterzoneB, Starz (dingbats), Stenstreet (grunge), Tram, Tramix (texture face), TrashToys02, War-Lettersn, Mixagex, Massive Dynamite (grunge), Not Well (grunge), Actu, Blck, Gling (texture face), HeRioz (silhouettes), Brightoon (cartoonish brush face), Muzo (ink spill face), Sharpy, Space Shop (dingbats), Pulp Dance (hand-printed), Essef (art deco), Retro Sign (grunge), Labo (grunge), Exhausted, Komikoz, Puzzled, Toonimals (dings), Penstriped (sketch face), Cashier (grungy), Dan Hand, Hardwell (grungy caps), Colleged (athletic lettering), Goodjean (jeans texture face), Seaside Things (dingbats), Real Tek (techno), Zou (3d hand-printed caps), Painter, Border Line (grunge), Handout (grunge), Tract (grunge), Pulpatone (grunge), Logos I Love, Pal Antic (chancery hand), Twent (fat rounded display face), DoodFlow (dingbats), Afro Add (texture face), Crump (grunge), Big White, Dark Room (grunge), Manifesto (grunge), Tacketil (a FontStruct font), Otto Land (sketch face), Over (outline face), Under (brush dings), Baskertown (grunge), Nursery Tale, Panic (texture face), BlackNDot (ink spill face), Beyond (striped display face), Advert, Car Crash (grunge), Heartz, Starsteel, Smart Faces, Blackflag (a brushed blackletter), Dock 51 (grungy stencil), Lead (3d face).
In November 2011, he created a number of texture typefaces: Hotöcop, Pal Mod, Speedy (sketch face), Thirties Gold, Sunset GP.
Further 2011 typefaces: Poptivi, Shadow Mole, Super Modern Black.
Faces from 2012: Remanence, Winter Days (dingbats), Nowharehouse (grunge), Snuff (grunge), Cup of Tea (3d shadow face), Talk of the wall.
Typefaces from 2012: Egirlz (dingbats), Art Post (white on black poster lettering), Volutes (copperplate calligraphic script), From me 2 you (curly script), PS I Love You, Kolossal (caps only), Kraash, Alexandre (3d engraved headline face), Monstres de poche (dingbats), Alternate (grunge), Warning, Dreams (brush face), Headline Crack, Bump Pad (textured typeface), Carton (grungy white-on-black stencil face), Maybe maybe Not, Frames n Riboons (sic), Blackboard (sketched face), Logotronik (a 3d techno face), Big Bad Dogs (dingbats), Libre Expression (engraved copperplate typeface), Mecagothix (textured blackletter face), Destroy, Destroy Helpers, Buy More, Things we said (curly face), Lost Saloon (Tuscan), Salon de Coiffure (beveled), Brighton Pier (grunge), Motel Vacancy (grunge), Bates Shower (dripping blood typeface), Venus Furs (texture typeface), Showmen, True Men Tattoos (dingbats), Quicker (sketch font), Romanum Est (grungy Trajan face), Also (scratchy letters), Lazy Day (3d font), Pusher, Hard Dumb, The Idiot, Overflowing (grunge), Fast Foont (sketched), Melange (grunge), Jumbo Parade (circus font), Happy Monsters, Zozox (experimental), Magic Sound (packaging typeface), Arena Mascaras (dingbats), Top View (3d face), Flagadoum, Last King Quest, Rhythm n Blacks (textured face), Troll Sketched, Superpoz (a 3d painted typeface of exceptional beauty), HalloCuties (Halloween font), Gothik Steel (circus font), Silvestre Relief (3d titling face), Just Like That (comic book face), Numero 10 (athletic lettering), Tet de Mor (skulls), Facelook, Xmas Dad, Instant Marker, Ragtimer, Punk Dots (textured face), Onomato Vlam (comic book balloons), 8th Cargo (textured mechanical octagonal face), Zu Kabarett (creepy curly German expressionist face), Unusual Day One, Happy New One (party font), Xmas Doods, Xmas Doods 2, Higher, Usual Day One, Team 401 (athletic lettering), Doonga (comic strip letters), Killer's Move.
Typefaces from 2013: Them (fat brush), Ghost Code, Tiny Heroes (figurines), Over There (sci-fi), Higher than High, Abandon (sketched face), Broken Hearts, True Stories, A wolf at the door (wood style poster face), Elo Hand, Bots n Droids (dingbats), Toonimals 2 (dingbats), Halftoned Backup (textured face), Novlang (textured poster face), Come With Us, Ptits Pirates (pirate figurines), Board Dudes (skateboard dingbats), Big Bro's Watch (grungy), Doonga Slash (comic book face), Round About, Signz, Lethal League (grungy athletic lettering), Dark Times, Dandy Hat Trick, tardots (textured typeface), Dinoz (dinosaur dingbats), Big Surprise (fat script), Comix Loud, Arlequin, Fanzine Title, Scotch Taped, Phoenix (dingbats), Rock's Death (grunge), Tuamotu (textured), Trees Friends (dingbats), King Arthur Legend (blackletter), Fairy Strange, Flame On, Mystery, Money Go Round (ransom note font), Seven of One, Captain's Talk, Peaches en Regalia (sketch font), Wrong Board (textured or crayon typeface), Subito (comic book face), Extra Sales (signage face), Gimme Danger (grunge stencil), Alphabet City (graffiti font), Raleigh Rock, Rysky Lines, Splash, Good Vibers (comic book figurines), Tequilla Sunrise (3d shadow face), Graphers Blog, Star Waves, Splash, Action Comics, Wild Trails (wood plank typeface), Tiki Club (dingbats), Bad Striped (sketched face), Come With Me (paint drip face), Famous Oldies (textured face), Girly Toons (dingbats), Eshop Advert, Full Pack 2025, Dickson's Tale (a great grungy caps face), Hand Typewriter, Campus Relief (athletic lettering), ZalienZ (dingbats), Manga Style (oriental brush), Journal du Soir (letterpress emulation), Royal Delight (3d sketched face), Gothix Fate, Lettrisme (a letterpress ransom note font), NYC Zone 123 (graffiti face), Tedz (teddy bear dingbats), Merry Xmas, Last Day On Earth (textured typeface).
Typefaces from 2014: Dite Alla Giovine (flared cursive script), Heavy Gothik (textured blackletter), Comix Bubbles, King of Scotland (textured), Lazy Sketch, Arabica Export (coffee bag texture), Scream Again, Season of the Witch, Soul Festival, Back Ride 342, Cheap-Potatoes, Nine-Feet-Under (grunge), Remingtoned-Type, Search'n-Destroy, Starz-2, Vanished, On The Roof (or: On The Tops), Mad Groove Blast, Another Brick (textured face), Destination Future, Perversionist, Dex's Jobs (Treefrog-style typeface), Ptit Coeur d'Amour, Mickey's School (athletic lettering), One Way or Another (a hand-drawn poster typeface), Californian Cars (license plates), Building State Empire, Back on Lime (shadow face), Next Ups (graffiti face), PatchFun (textured face), Railway to Hells, Shut'em Down, Misunderstanding, Another Brick (textureface), Perversionist (grunge), Destination Future, Linographer, Polish Posterisation, For Girls Only, Half Price 4 You (sketched typeface), Secret Agency (bad ink grunge), Player One (a grungy baseball Script), Raw Notice, Home Mad Popsters, No Silly Walk There, Bad Coma (lovely grunge), Dark Net Warrior (grunge), Cowboy Movie (Western font), Palm Beach (textured typeface), Search n Destroy (textured), Carnaval de mai, Variations (textured), Black Jeans (weathered font), City of Light, Santa's Air Mail (snow-capped letters), Cheap-Potatoes, Nine-Feet-Under, Remingtoned-Type, Search'n-Destroy, Starz-2, Vanished.
Typefaces from 2015: Snake Jacket, Big Campus (athletic lettering), Penball Wizard, When The Eagles Dare, Urban Brush Zone (graffiti font), Wild West Pixel, World Black Shadow, Next Custom, Irresponsible Direction (grunge), Doodle Gum (textured), Posthuman (textured), Red Zone (glaz krak face), Smasher 312 (graffiti font), Columbine (dripping blood font), Tarentula's Web, Just Like This (retro funk), Eastern Brush (oriental brush typeface), Pulp Headlines (grungy typeface), War is Over (letterpress emulation), Thirties Relief, Flowers Power (sic) (floral caps), Direct du Gauche (inky brush), Jackpot (3d, sketched), Numero 10 Clean (athletic lettering), Lace Dreams (textured), Right Chalk (chalky crayon font), Lazy Sketch Black, Golden Age (shaded pixel font), Swamp Death (textured), Astounding News, Heavy Metal Rocking, Fifties Movies, Grunge Strokes 01, Cosmik Orchestra, Paysley Sports (sandy athletic lettering), No Safety Zone (grungy stencil), Quicksands (textured), Break It Down (glaz krak font), Naughty Cartoons, Mad Groove Clean (athletic lettering), Outlaw Stars (grungy Western face), Space Comics, Dirty Bowl 86 (athletic lettering), Cheap Potatoes Black (imitating pototo printing?), ExtraBlur (textured), Backside Air, Megalopolis, Curse of the Zombie, After the Goldrush, Avantgardiste 1934, Easy Fashion (textured), Free Thinking's Murder (textured), Phantom Zone (zombie texture), Snake In The Boot, Checkpoint Charlie (grungy stencil), For Girls Only Bold, Playing In The Mood (piano key face), Intergalactik Airlines, Les Mystères de Paris, Season of the Witch Black (blackletter), Resistance Is Futile (a great textured mechanical typeface), On The Tops Lights (matinee signage), Strawberry Fields, Serif of Nottingham, OnomatoBom (cartoon smaks).
Typefaces from 2016: Dynamix (a shaded comic book typeface), Black Santa (snowy letters), Astral Delight, Mr. Headlines (titling sans), Sister Spray, Shaka Pow (cartoon font), Jack in the Box, Glitter Campus (athletic lettering), Ghost Crazy (heavy brush), Prezident, Flowers Kingdom (psychedelic), Galaxy Corps (octagonal stencil), Stitchn School, Brown Shoes, Armagedon (dry brush), Smasher 312 (graffiti style), Bad Stories, Master Droid, Heavy Metal Box (grungy letterpress), Outerspace Shoping (sic), Extros Backstage (squarish), Jelly Crazies (jellybean font), Black and White Banners, Ballad of Dwight Frye (grungy), Crazy Sixties, SciFi Movies, Maximum Strength (athletic lettering), Evanescente (sketched typeface), Urban Ghost, Vif Argent (watercolor brush script), Demolition Crack (textured), How to Disappear, Public Market, Pyjama Party, Magician Rings (modular sans), Pale Blue Eyes (brush script), All The Mad men (sketched), Dixociative (white-on-black), White Flame (octagonal typeface), Asian Delight (oriental brush emulation), Candy Shop, Barb Wire Club, Super Weird, My Socks Line.
Typefaces from 2017: Scoubidou Rap, Good Morning (cartoon font), Graphik Arts (textured), Danger Zone Warning, Love The One You're With, Are You Hung Up (textured), Keys of Paradise, Mr Headlines Fancy, Game of Brush, Powerful, Ghost Shadow, Quick Menu Boards, Urban Fresh Air, Cheer Lace Leader (textured), Cracked Code (grunge), Very Simple Chalk, Fluo Gums, Very Popular, Personal Service, Blind Signature (crayon font), Blood n Guts, Quarterback Fight (octagonal athletic lettering), Supersonic Rocketship, Reboot Crush, Strange Path (dry brush font), Heroes Legend, Cache-Tampon, Championship (a great horizontally striped typeface), Silver Age Queens, Strange Tales.
Typefaces from 2018: Play With Fire, Scrunched, Megalomaniac Headliners, Craps of Paper (white on black), All Things Must Pass (textured), Presque Normal, Interfearence, Pop of the Tops, Universal Knowledge, Digital College, Cold Turkey (a handcrafted horror font), Strange Magic, Grandissimo, Best Prices (sketched), Magician's Daughter, Children's Theater (textured), Magnifico, Lethal Slime, Pop of the Pops, Slow Death, Folk Festival, Strange Marvel, Strong Impact (octagonal), Heavy Metal Blight, Mango Slice, Are You Jimmy Carl Black, Strange Clowns, Mechanical Animals, Fast Forward, Spanish Castles, Vintage Warehouse, Swamp Black, Pixelmania, Enigma key, Vlump (wooden plank font), Guns n Flash Comix, Black Streamer, East Border (military stencil), Bot Craftshop, Super Quick, Don't You Know?, Return of the Flash, Only The Strong (weathered athletics font), Hands Up, Strange Shadow, White on Black, Ed Wood Movies.
Typefaces from 2019: Inner Mounting Flame, Playtimes, Game Commands (white on black), Magic Spots (with a spotted texture), Vanishing (with a halftone effect), State Secret (squarish), All My Stitches (a hospital font), Lightyear Design, Ancient Ad, African Style (textured with African patterns), Secret Planet (sci-fi), Universal Ignorance, Give Peace a Chance, Hard Punk Gothic, Vraoum (speed emulation font), Galaxy Travels, Megapoliscape, Red Signal, Perfect Mystery (dry brush), Many Years Ago (mechanical, octagonal), Vintage Display (textured caps), Space Sport (textured, octagonal), Dancing Days, Steam Punk, Splatch (comic book font), Rear Defender (octagonal, stencil), Ghost Factory, Kids Magazine.
Typefaces from 2020: Bright Star (sci-fi), Fiesta Rumba (a matinee font), Sergeant Rock (a stencil typeface), Tricky Hearts (a vampire font), Organic Brand, Campus Riot (grungy), Crazy Love Song, Shiny Signature, Evil Highway, Slightly Eroded, Lightyear Shadow, City Player (graffiti), Night of the Deads (a horror font), Ka Blam (an all caps cartoon font), Unforgettable, Corrupted File (grungy, pixelish), Urban Heroes (a dripping paint font), Victorian Art Magic Remains, Kid Games, Restricted Area (a dripping paint stencil), Dark Poestry, Platinum Sign, Tacos de Tijuana (a Mexican party font), Retro Shine, Lower East Side (a graffiti font), Holidays Homework (a chalk font), Deep Shadow, Finger Printed, Crushed (a glaz krak typeface), Bing Bam Boum, Stars Fighters (a Star Trek font).
Typefaces from 2021: Baby Party, Shadow Of The Deads, Big Bad Bugs, Boldfinger (bold caps), Paperback Writer (sketched), Comics Tricks, Charming Sixties, Squarely, Mad King Games, Back to School (a varsity font), Youtube Star (an oily typeface), Silver Medal (beveled), Cosmic Blaster. [Google] [More] ⦿
Ini Archibong is the founder of an independent design studio called Design by Ini. He writes that his work is characterised by a deep interest in craftsmanship and integrity to his chosen material. His work draws from architecture, environmental and product design, as well as lifelong passions for mathematics, philosophy and world religions. A son of Nigerian immigrants to the United States, and a resident of the USA, Singapore and Switzerland, Archibong's multi-cultural work has been exhibited globally at design events and in galleries including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery in Pasadena, and Triode in Paris among others. Archibong graduated from the Art Center College of Design and ECAL. Archibong currently lives and works in Switzerland.
He designed the Galop d' Hermes watch in 2019. The stylized numerals on those watches, shaped like an inverted stirrup, are designed by him. The numerals are slightly smaller and narrower on the top half of the dial where the watch is thinner in diameter, and they fan out to a larger bottom half. [Google] [More] ⦿
Moscow, Russia-based designer of Tribal Alphabet (2017). [Google] [More] ⦿
Russian type designer (b. Orel, Russia, 1924, d. 2002). He lost both legs in World War II, but persevered and graduated in 1949 from the Moscow Printing Institute. He started working at the Type Design Department of VNIIPoligraphmash (National Printing Research Institute). From 1991 he worked for ParaType, Moscow. Isay Slutsker worked for major Soviet publishers, Khudozhestvennaya Literatura and Prosveshcheniye, designing and illustrating general fiction literature and textbooks. Slutsker designed many typefaces for a number of scripts and writing systems. Among his Cyrillic and Latin designs are Baltica (1951-2, a spin-off of Candida-Antiqua by Jakob Erbar; in co-operation with Vera Chiminova; Paratype did a revival in 1998); Bruskovaya Gazetnaya ('Slab-serif newstype', 1949; in co-operation with Alexandra Korobkova); Mysl (1986, a makeover of the typeface originally created by Vera Chiminova in 1966); PT Caslon (1962 and 1992, a version of the ATF Caslon; assisted by Tatiana Lyskova and Manvel Shmavonyan; also called Caslon 540); ITC Franklin Gothic Cyrillic (1993; assisted by Tatiana Lyskova); PT BT Humanist 531 Cyrillic (1988, based on the Bitstream version of Syntax, by Hans Eduard Meier; assisted by Manvel Shmavonyan); PT BT Geometric Slabserif 712 (1999, based on the Bitstream version of Monotype Rockwell; assisted by Manvel Shmavonyan); MyslNarrowC (1992-1996, at Intermicro, together with Svetlana Ermolaeva and Emma Zfcharova). Slutsker's Greek typefaces are Obyknovennaya Novaya ('New Standard', 1950s); Rublenaya Slutskera ('Slutsker Sans'; 1960s); Chronos (1980s). Isay Slutsker created several typefaces for Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati and Kannada. He designed two Amharic and one Hangul typeface, Inmin. Slutsker's Humanist 531 Cyrillic was among the winners of Kyrillitsa'99 and won an award at Bukvaraz 2001.
Russian bio. FontShop link. Klingspor link.
View some of Isay Slutsker's digital typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Illustrator / designer in Bogota, Colombia. Creator of the art deco / African tribal sans typeface Rafael Pombo (2017), which is based on the work of artist Sergio Trujillo Magnenat. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
What a way to start a beautiful day---ogling the African-themed Cyrillic font Afrikita (2012) made by Sofia, Bulgaria-based Ivona Stankova. [Google] [More] ⦿
Illustrator and web designer in Parede, Portugal, who made Afrika (2010)---the ornamental caps alphabet, not the continent. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Jason was born in Loresho Grove, Kenya, in 1997. He created the free constructivist typeface Booyakasha in 2013. This squarish typeface is based on the Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles title. Finger Maniac (2013) was made with FontStruct.
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Graphic Designer from New Zealand, who was born in Nairobi, Kenya. He created the commercial typeface Techno Type (2010). [Google] [More] ⦿
Frenchman Jérémie Hornus studied typography at Le Scriptorium de Toulouse, France and the University of Reading, where he graduated in 2006. He worked at Dalton Maag, where he designed Tornac (which became a retail typeface in 2013 at Dalton Maag), a connected script face, and was involved in brand identity for clients such as Burberry, Toyota, HP, Nokia, Danish Industries, Dubai Metro, Manchester Metrolink, and the city of Southampton.
Currently located in Paris, he set up his own commercial foundry in 2013. He also started publishing some of his typefaces at the French type coop Fontyou in 2013. His typefaces:
Klingspor link. Old URL. Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Jeff Levine: Additional typefaces
This is a list of fonts by Jeff Levine not categorized anywhere else on my pages.
Jeff Levine: Alf R. Becker fonts
Jeff Levine created a number of typefaces that were based on alphabets created by the late Alf R. Becker for Signs of the Times Magazine during the period of the 1930s through the 1950s. These incude Casual Signage JNL (2018), Film Noir JNL (2010, counterless geometric art deco style), Hexide JNL (2011, a fat hexagonal design), Kanona JNL (2010), Karaoke JNL (2010), Mocombo JNL (2010, African look), Modern English JNL (2018), Nightspot JNL (2011, an art deco headline face), Patriotica JNL (2011, a stars and stripes face), Police JNL (2010, caps only 3d shadow typeface after a design by Alf R. Becker), Roadblock JNL (2011), Show Card Casual JNL (2018: based on a single stroke brush alphabet by Alf Becker), Tradewinds JNL (2010, African look), Udsed Cars (2010, comic book style caps). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Nigerian designer of the counterless typeface Sanchez (2020). [Google] [More] ⦿
Aussie designer (b. Melbourne) of the weird typeface Extreme Leet (2007). Why? He also made Scratchnessism (2007), Sound Board (2008), Lions Den and Starring (2008, kid's hands), Casual Script (2008, another child's handwriting font), and Guava Juice (2008). Alternate URL. In 2008, he went commercial and started selling his types at MyFonts. See also here. The typefaces there include the African theme/chiseled look font Rockband (2008), the 3d hand-printed typeface Tusk (2008), the 3-d outline family Alabaster (2009), the fat counterless typeface Overdrive (2010), the pixel typeface Milko (2011), and the hand-printed outline typeface Blubber (2008).
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Originally from North Carolina (b. 1979), Jesse Ragan studied type design at Rhode Island School of Design. After college, Jesse designed typefaces at Hoefler&Frere-Jones, where he had a hand in Gotham, Archer, and several other families. Since 2005, he has worked independently in Brooklyn, developing typefaces and lettering for a variety of clients. His work can be found at Font Bureau, House Industries, and Darden Studio. He also teaches typeface design at Pratt Institute and Cooper Union. He won an award at Bukvaraz 2001 for Gotham, co-designed with Jonathan Hoefler and Tobias Frere-Jones. In 2017, he set up XYZ Type with Ben Kiel, who is based in Saint Louis, MO. XYZ Type is part of Type Network since 2018.
Interview. Behance link. Interview by Lovers Magazine. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Singapore-based creator of Afrikano (2013), an African tribal art typeface. [Google] [More] ⦿
Aka Jos Joy, as Joanne Ford Taylor, and as joiaco. South African illustrator from Knysna, b. 1953. She also paints as Qabbojo Art, and is presently located in Vancouver, Canada.
Designer in 2009 of Qarmic Sans, Qirkus Qaps (almost Tuscan), Qranklestein, Qlippitek, Qixstix, QutnTorn Caps, and the hand-printed fonts Qirlycues and Qokijo.
In 2011, she created Qokipops, Qik Edges (2011, dingbats and borders), Qut+Torn (papercut face), Qrypton (2011, sci-fi), Qumbazonki (2011, African look face), Qwagga (2011, another African face), Qixbox (2011, hand-printed 3d face), Qongasushi (2011, poster face), Qarkitech, and Qlinickle.
Typefaces from 2012 include Qarolina, Qreepy, Qrackerjax, Qubism, Qoncrete, Qrubby, Questoz, Quinky (brush face), Qumberland Slab, Qinkgo, Qrayola, Qudos, Qubism (inspired by Picasso), Qimiko, Qhorah, Qratchee (scratchy typeface).
In 2013, she designed Qrankenstein, Qaxton, Quota (a heavy titling face), Qlub Jozi (art deco), Qlarendon (a 7-style Clarendon family), Qarmic Sans Pro, Qanoodle (handwriting), Qorker (art deco, after The New Yorker?), Qlaire (clean sans), Qwinkwell, Quota (fat poster face), Qarross, Qontreaux, Qut+Paste (paper cut font), Qwacko, Qizulu (African-themed font), Qokeynote.
Typefaces from 2014: Qlunky Brush, Qarrotface, QikiconsRealEstate, QrackStreet, Quiglet (a very rounded sans), Quota-Bold, Qutntorn, Qwinkwell, Quikhand (chalk / blackboard typeface), Qirlycues.
Typefaces from 2015: African Elegance, Embroidery Running Stitch, Embroidery Chainstitch, Embroidery Backstitch, Leaderbord.
Typefaces from 2016: Scrabblish (scrabble font).
Typefaces from 2017: Qanterberry, Geeky Periodic Table Font.
Devian Tart link. Behance link. Graphic River link. Fontspace link. Dafont link. Creative Market link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Nairobi, Kenya-based designer of the display typeface Agartha (2017). [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in London who created the alchemic typeface Afromosia in 2013. It was inspired by West African wooden masks. [Google] [More] ⦿
Colombian type and graphic designer (b. 1974, Bogota), who graduated from Universidad Nacional de Colombia (1997). Co-founder of ADG Colombia (Colombian Association of Graphic Designers). He was studying for a Postgraduate degree in Type Design at UBA (Universidad de Buenos Aries) in Argentina. He currently lives in BuenosAires.
Designer of the minimalist rounded display typeface Conectiva (1998), the informal signage script Salsa (2011, inspired by the old LP album covers from the 1970s), the retro comic book typeface Boogaloo (2010, free at Google Web Fonts), and the early 20th century-look face Cambalache (2008-2011). Creator with Nicolás Silva Schwarzenberg of the free upright italic sans typeface Convergence (2011, Google Web Fonts).
In 2012, Macondo---which was started in 1997---was published at Google Web Fonts, together with Macondo Swash Caps. John writes about this art nouveau pair: The forms are inspired by some illustrations created for a tarot card game, itself inspired by the work of Colombian literature Nobel prize winning author, Gabriel García Márquez, Cien Años de Soledad. Macondo won an award in the display type category at Tipos Latinos 2012.
Still in 2012, he published Germania One at Google Web Fonts---an angular typeface that is a hybrid between blackletter and sans serif, and looks like the signage on many German pubs. Cygnus (2012) is a futuristic typeface. Dulcinea Serif (2012) is an uncial typeface. Cabriolet (2012) is the standard Detroit car emblem type used on cars in the 1950s and 1960s.
In 2013, John Vargas Beltran created the fifties automobile or diner script Cabriolet V8.
In 2014, he returned to African themes, perhaps jarred by the death of Nelson Mandela. His first typeface of the year is Kalimba (named after an African percussion instrument), which comes in several textured styles called Masai, Kingombo and Nenyanga. Guadalupana (2014) is based on bronze ecclesiastical letters found in the Virgin Guadalupe basilica in Mexico, designed in 1976 by Pedro Ramirez Vazquez. Tequendama is a squarish inline typeface that is rooted in pre-Columbian pre-hispanic Muisca tribal art.
Typefaces from 2015: Muisca (a typeface family influenced by pre-Columbian pre-hispanic Muisca tribal art), Caminito (a layered steamboat family of typefaces based on the Fileteado Porteño art style in Argentina, as practiced today, e.g., by Alfredo Genovese).
Typefaces from 2016: Lucky Lady (retro signage script going back to the WWII era), Cumbanchera (based on retro cover art on Latin albums), Biscayne (a Miami art deco typeface family), Lucky Lady Script (a signage script family inspired by the old, classic art and craft of brush script lettering usually applied in ads of the WWII era and 1940s), Expreso (a layered typeface family based on squarish retro urban lettering).
Typefaces from 2017: Clair de Lune (script, for the exclusive use of Clara Dahler Design).
Typfaces from 2018: Amaretto.
Typefaces from 2020: Baggy (Cooper Black-inspired; he writes that if your uncle's moustache from 1974 was a font, this would be it).
MyFonts link. MyFonts foundry link. Behance link. Klingspor link. Creative Market link. Google Plus link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Joi Joi used iFontMaker to create Fontlajoy (2011), Font La Roy (2011), a leopard-skin hand-printed face. Glorious (2011) is a flowery face. Other typefaces: Fantasy Font (2011), Fancy Free (2011), Pep Rally (2011).
Creations from 2012: Headline3, Headline2, Fontisize. [Google] [More] ⦿
Murfreesboro, TN-based designer of an African-themed display typeface in 2019.esigner of the heavy script typeface Vacansa (2019). [Google] [More] ⦿
Juan Guillermo Navarro Barrios
Student-designer in Wilton, CT, of the African-themed font Afronative (2015). [Google] [More] ⦿
Free Nko fonts here. Downloads not functional. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer from Lagos, Nigeria. He created the vector format alphabet BitSyringe (2012): BitSyringe is a collection of letters inspired by drill bits, medical syringes and geometry.
Behance link. Hellofont link. [Google] [More] ⦿
During her studies at Durban University of Technology in Durban, South Africa, Kelly Fletcher created Typografika (2015), an ornamental caps typeface based on tribal African patterns and the shapes of African city buildings. [Google] [More] ⦿
Pittsburgh, PA-based designer of the display typeface African Dance (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Sabha, Libya-based designer of some Arabic typefaces (2019). [Google] [More] ⦿
From the blurb at TypeCon 2009: Diane Collier has over 20 years experience in type design and development specializing in complex scripts, with technical expertise in font hinting and OpenType development. Collier started her professional career in 1988 as a type designer for Compugraphic Corp. in Massachusetts, where she worked with many of today's top designers and developers. Collier started Kigali Designs in 1998 and has established a reputation in the industry for providing high quality work, while developing long term relationships with companies like Microsoft, Ascender, Monotype Imaging and others. She has written several font development specifications and created training videos for Microsoft. In addition, Collier provides training in many of the industry's type development tools for companies and individuals. When not on the computer, Collier teaches pottery and drawing at a local art school. She made a font by Arthur Baker into an 8-set family in 1994, called Kigali, an African-look family in memory of the victims of the 1994 Ruanda genocide. Kigali Designs will also do custom font work from their office in Massachusetts. [Google] [More] ⦿
Kisman Studio (was: Holland Fonts)
Max Kisman (b. 1953, Doetinchem) is a Dutch freelance graphic designer who graduated in 1977 in graphic design, typography, illustration and animation at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. In 1986, he co-founded TYP/Typografisch Papier, and taught graphic design and typography at various colleges in the Netherlands in the years following that. He is principal of MKDSGN, his studio in Mill Valley, California, and founded Holland Fonts, a foundry for his typeface designs in 2002. Max teaches graphic design, typography and typeface design in San Francisco. He currently lives in Mill Valley, CA.
His early typefaces: ExtendedMaxMixOne (1991), Rosetta, Jacque (1991, FontFont), Fudoni (1991), the experimental font Linear Konstruct (FUSE 2).
He wrote a coffeetable book on typography in the streets of Paris, but no book store in Paris seems to have it, and I have looked! He is editor of Tribe.
In 2002, he started Holland Fonts. His fonts there: Bebedot Blonde (2002), Bebedot Black, Bfrika (2002, an interesting African lettering font), Cattlebrand (2002), Chip 96 (2002), Chip 02 (2002), Circuit Closed (2002), Circuit Open, Interlace Single (2002), Interlace Double, Mundenge Rock (2002), Nevermind (2003, a cut-out style reminiscent of Saul Bass's movie titling types), Pacific Sans (2003), Pacific Serif (2003), Pacific Standard L, Pacific Standard B, Pacific Classic L (2002, artsy, stylish), Pacific Classic B, Quickstep Regular (2002, an angular font), Quickstep Bold, Quickstep Sans R, Quickstep Sans B, Submarine (2003, an octagonal font family), Traveller Regular (2002), Traveller Bold, Tribe Mono (2003, a tech font), Zwartvet (2002, a Van Doesburg/ De Stijl type font).
Four free ransom note fonts made in 2003: Dutch Doubles, Frisco Remix, We Love Your Font, MaxMix One. At Union Fonts, he (re-)published Bebedot, BFRIKA, Cattlebrand, Chip01, Chip02, Pacific, Quickstep, Submarine and Traveller in 2003, and Mata Hari (Indic simulation typeface in weights called Exotique, Hollandaise and Parisienne) and Xbats (2004, Christmas dingbats) in 2004.
In 2017, Max Kisman was asked to design a naked font for the Dutch printing association, Drukwerk in de marge. It is called Genitaal XXX.
Speaker at ATypI 2004 in Prague.
FontShop link. Klingspor link. Illustration Daily link.
His bestselling fonts at MyFonts. Pic. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Creator of the African-style hand-printed Kokekoko (2009). Dafont link. Kokekoko (Puño) is an illustrator based in Paris. [Google] [More] ⦿
Commercial typeface foundry in Jakarta, Indonesia, run by "Ian" and "Abdilah". Its first typeface is Muffler (2014), which is inspired by retro brush signage for car races. Lacydes (2014) is a spurred advertizing typeface. Upjohn (2014) is a horror movie poster typeface. Curely (2014) is a free hand-drawn curly typeface, expanded to Curely Pro in 2017. Hemera (2014) is based on vintage matchbox packages.
Typefaces from 2015: Marthas, Risoless Script, Elska (a thick warm watercolor brush script), The Chalker (crayon font), The Bride, The Groom (brush script), Wanderlove (brush script), Rumbell (handcrafted poster typeface).
Typefaces from 2016: Easy Lullabye (Swash, Sans), Wiggle (brush script).
Typefaces from 2017: Fathers (a vintage packaging script), Ride Slow (a handcrafted set of motorcycle culture fonts), Delight, Kehlin (retro poster style), Butter Love (dry brush), Fathers Script (vintage), Fili & Kyla (thin script), Husky Giggle (casual hand stroked brush font), Ruffle (dashing brush script), Dollyn Script, Halloween Rock, Love Hurts (ballpoint pen font), Moneyroll, Trakster, Trakster Serif, Noswatt, Noswatt Serif (copperplate style), Notstar, Rodenda, Hammet, Hastagirl (watercolor brush), Arzeti Script (informal monoline wedding script), Sicero (vintage display typeface by Abdilah), Sign Panthers Brush Script, Magle Sans, Magle Script.
Typefaces from 2018: Millerstone (connected calligraphic script), Bad Taste, Conserta (Victorian), Grestal Script, Beclave, Double Aunofa (Script and Serif), Summer Classico, Ahoy Amigo (font duo), Aunofa Serif, Aunofa Script, Delphin Spring, Delight Lettering Script, Tropical Asian, Vedacity (calligraphic), Rothe (vintage), Bigger Love (script), First Choice (calligraphic), Love Hurts, Hall Of Fun, Casual Font Bundle (which includes Easy Monoline Script, Subber Sans, Sintix, Rebel Four, and Grotes Sans), Hemera II (a vintage Victorian matchbox typeface), Asian Skyline, Queen Waffle, Rosse, Harvest Barn (script), Oh Samantha, Simple Monologue (calligraphic), Sweet Getaway (handwriting).
Typefaces from 2019: Vango (a sci-fi or speed font), Aghony (script), Conserta Royal (Victorian), Roast Serif, Mister Quenos (a fast food store signage font), Calisatt (an SVG brush font), Redstock Script, Suspiria Vampira (a Halloween font set), Hoffers (a children's book font), Closer (a Swiss sans), Hoffers (a marker pen font), Mackle (Script, Serif), Blante (Sans + Script), Millerstone, Kimball, Henave (flared sans), Valsday (Sans, Script).
Typefaces from 2020: Destrokes, Kremato (+Script, +Short, +Tall), Krasher (a painted brush SVG font), Rebelton (a 12-style all caps sans), Koutura (a fashion mag font), Kalleco (a free hand-printed typeface), Citypop (1990s Japanese retro pop style, with subfamilies Main Display, Neon, Screen, Digital and Automotive), Urban Shock (ultra-condensed), Renin (a Western super-heavy slab serif), Jaksel (a bold squarish sans typeface), Alkaria (a retro display typeface).
Typefaces from 2021: Kingsad (a 5-style wide flared display family), Ahoy Amigo (a type duo), Harvest Barn (script), Simple Monologue (a calligraphic script), Magle (a script typeface), The Sign Painters, Makalo (an African tribal font), Discopia (neo-futurist), Daguin (a fashionable display typeface inspired by the Middle Ages), Tropical Asian (a painted font), Fosty Blue, Kofje (a daring decorative serif).
Typefaces from 2022: Vogatron (sci-fi), Hwaiting Handwriting (emulating Korean), Hwaiting Serif, Hwaiting Sans (an experimental Korean vibe font), Walanor (a pop art font).
Tumblr link. Graphicriver link. Fontspace link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Manila, The Philippines-based designer of the modular African-themed typeface Waka Waka (2014, FontStruct). [Google] [More] ⦿
Kwesi A. Amuti
American designer of the free typeface family Adumu (2017), a display typeface inspired by the wildness of Africa. He also designed Bracheos (2017), an all-caps display typeface inspired by prehistoric times.
In 2019, he released the polygonal stone cut font Marinui (writing that Marinui is a tropical display typeface inspired by the islands of Polynesia) and Hypoxia (a grungy display typeface inspired by the rock music of the 1990s and bandaids). [Google] [More] ⦿
Bordeaux, France-based designer of these display typefaces in 2018: Afro (based on the Mandombe alphabet from Congo), Version 2000 (monospaced and modular), Gentille, Diane (angular), Bråthult (wide sans). [Google] [More] ⦿
General links on typography and fonts, compiled by Denis Roegel (with earlier contributions by Karl Tombre who is no longer involved). Very, very useful. This page contains, among other things:
Québec City-based creator (b. 1952) of the octagonal font Vegesignes (2009, FontStruct). This font also appeared in 2010 at Open Font Library. It consists of almost 7,615 glyphs.As of 2014, 188 languages care covered, inclufing Afrikaans, Arabic, Archaic Greek Letters, Armenian, Baltic, Basic Cyrillic, Basic Greek, Basic Latin, Bengali, Catalan, Central European, Cherokee, Devanagari, Dutch, Euro, Farsi, Georgian, Gujarati, Hanunó'o, Hebrew, Igbo Onwu, IPA, Kannada, Kazakh, Lao, Malayalam, Myanmar, New Tai Lue, N'Ko, Ogham, Oriya, Pashto, Pinyin, Polytonic Greek, Romanian, Runic, Sindhi, Syriac, Tai Le, Tai Tham (Lanna), Telugu, Thaana, Thai, Tibetan, Turkish, Uighur, Unified Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics, Urdu, Vietnamese, Western European.
Dafont link. Fontspace link. Aka Leaurend-Lavie-Hyppere (Laval) Chabon and as Joseph Rosaire Laval Frandey Leaurend Lavie Hyper Chabom. [Google] [More] ⦿
Visual designer in Amsterdam. Designer of the elliptical typeface Yon (2010), a typeface designed during a course at Politecnico in Milan where he studied under Gio Fuga. Leandro is from Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Other typefaces:
Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Lavi Turkenich graduated at Ramat Gan's Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, in 2012. She created Aravrit (Arabic-Hebrew) as her final project. She graduated from the MATD program at the University of Reading, class of 2013. Liron's graduation typeface there, Makeda, is the first typeface that covers Latin, Hebrew and Amharic (Ethiopic) in a purposeful sense, i.e., not as three parts of one of the well-known full Unicode fonts. Liron writes: The three scripts were designed simultaneously in order to allow mutual influences. The design efforts were put into harmonising the scripts into one coherent family, while preserving their basic traditional structure. Makeda is named after an Ethiopian Queen also known as the Queen of Sheba.
Haaretz writes this about Aravrit: Lavi Turkenich does not speak Arabic, but she says she made substantial use of the comments she solicited from Arab passengers she approached at random during her daily train commute from her home in Haifa to her studies in Ramat Gan. Lavi Turkenich's Aravrit is somewhat less legible for speakers of both languages than each of the original typefaces from which it was crafted, and the Arabic letters are isolated rather than attached as they are usually written.
Lefty (2014) is a Hebrew calligraphic typeface.
In 2015, Nick Shinn and Liron Lavi Turkenic co-designed the Google Font Bellefair. Bellefair started life as a Latin typeface designed by Nick Shinn. Then a Hebrew typeface was designed as part of the project by Liron Lavi Turkenich, to be a good match in terms of style, weight and overall color. Github link.
Speaker at ATypI 2014 in Barcelona, and essential pillar in the organization of ATypI 2017 in Montreal. [Google] [More] ⦿
Daniel Yacob's fantastic page with a near-complete listing of all available Ethiopic fonts, and with explanations about Ethiopic in HTML pages. [Google] [More] ⦿
Luis Jaramillo (LJ Design Studios, Monteria, Colombia; b. 1993) created these free typefaces in 2014: AGreaterFoundation-Bold, Capella-Century, CapellaRockIII-Bold, Decasmini, Dolgan, LJStudiosGF, LuisSmartTX-Bold, Melinett1, Parallels, ThePowerlessRise, WallIT-Bold. In 2015, he made the decorative connect-the-dots caps typeface Night of Music, the great slab serif titling typeface Inicio and the extremely tall x-height logotype Lidea National Fontype, the alchemic occult typeface Zilap Geometrik, the sans typeface Fina, and the headline / poster sans family Silver (Regular, Forte, Grunge). The current list of fonts: AoceanbetweenUS, AGreaterFoundation-Bold, AJourney, AnewHeardDecorative, AsILayDyingLogoFont, Beforeandafther-Bold, Blade, CapellaRockIII-Bold, Capella-Century, CapellaRock-LJDesignStudios-Bold, CapellaRockIII-Bold, Condemnedtoyourlove, DZTypography-Zilap-Bold, DZTypography-Zilap, Darkpast, Decas-Bold, DecasII, Decasmini, Dolgan, EarthDry (2014, glaz krak font), Fina (thin sans logotype), Forsaken, Lacalle6, IS-BoldItalic, IS-Bold, IS-Italic, IS-Thin, IS, Logo, LJPromiseDarck, LJStudiosMB, LJStudiosMFJH, LJStudiosMNS, LJStudiosMNS2, LJStudiosMonitorIS-MAYUS, LJStudiosMonitorIS-MAYUSMinus, Leven, Leven, LordZeDD-LJStudios, LordZeDD3-Bold, LorenaGalarcio, LorenaGalarcio, LorettoGrafic-Bold, LorettoGrafic-Italic, LuisSmartTX-Bold, LuisSmatTXNormal-Bold, MarlenThePonderosa, MeliVargas, Melinett1, Melinett2, Melinett3, MyBrush, NeoLR, NovedosaStick-Italic, Overcome, Parallels, ParalyzedSkyandMoon-LJ-designStudios-Grunge, PenetrationOut-Deformed, PenetrationOut-Grunge, Pequeita, Pizcas, PowerDark-Bold, ShadowsofSecurity, SilverDust, SilverForteGrunge-Grunge, SilverForte, Sincedust, TRG-Zilap, The Dark (spooky), TheSoundofTruth-Grunge, TheSoundofTruth-smooth, ThePowerlessRise, ThroughStruggle, WallIT, WritingMemories, ZILAPGEOMETRIK, ZulmCool, redout, thedark, withindestruction.
Typefaces from 2016: Zilap Urban (hipster style), First Christmas (snowy font), Shadows of Security, Hellion (textured), Blade, This Is Who We Are (grungy sans), GE Body (a sharp-edged sans), IS (unfortunately named, IS stands for Independent Style; it is a techno sans), Start With Today, The Sound of Truth, Zilap Geometrik, Silver Forte Grunge, Leal (monoline sans), The Frontman (free), The Frontman 2 (free), Primera (caps only sans), Zilap Oriental (oriental simulation typeface).
Typefaces from 2017: Robusta (dry brush font), Dulkanyca, Factory LJDS, Murderess, Zilap Monograma, Zilap Black Storm, Red Out Reloaded, Zilap Sleep, Melibrush, Ligera Rouden.
Typefaces from 2018: Geobin, Striker Eureka (stencil), The Darkest Night, Demon Killer.
Typefaces from 2019: Daily Reading (a text typeface).
Behance link. Fontspace link. Blogspot link. Dafont link. Newest Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Type designer in Volgograd and Saint Petersburg, Russia, who created these display typefaces in 2018: Speedy Space Goat Oddity (a painter's font), Afrik (a hand-painted font inspired by African tribal body art, and drawn with one finger using self-made paint from crushed charcoal), Hubber (a retro signage script font), Stormy Youth (a rebellious marker pen font), Coal Soul, Alza (script), Blobber, Crem (a free futuristic slab serif), and Loscut.
Typefaces from 2019: Dancin Pixel, Blober, Crem Slab.
Typefaces from 2020: Petale (an elegant 18-style display family), Fracaso (an abstract or cubist painter's font named after Picasso). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Manager of the Abyssinica font project at SIL. Under an Open Font License, Abyssinica SIL (2006) is for Ethiopic script (for the languages of Ethiopia and Eritrea). [Google] [More] ⦿
Nairobi, Kenya-based designer of the wonderful outlined display typeface Kikuyu or Agikuyu (2019). [Google] [More] ⦿
Gambian site run by Jouni Jaakkola out of Banjul. It has three free truetype fonts for writing Mandinka, all made by the Summer Institute of Linguistics in 1994: GamBiaSILSophiaLBold, GamBiaSILSophiaL, GamBiaSILSophiaLItalic. [Google] [More] ⦿
Manfred Klein: African-themed fonts
African theme fonts include AfricArtes, AfricEggs, AfricaArt, AfricaArtTwo, Africaans, Africaans, Africain, AfricainBatsOSix, AfricanAngelsAndSpirits, AfricanArtifacts, AfricanGhosts, AfricanQueens, AfricanSymbols, Africanissima, AfricanissimaOSix, AfriquArtes, AfriqueDrawings, AfroDesigns, Afrobats, Afroparts, ArteAfrique, BlackLiving, BlackSplinters, MotherAfrica.
Download page. Download all these fonts in onze zip file. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
In July 2017, Typoasis / Moorstation shut down. Run by Petra Heidorn out of Hamburg, Germany, it hosted her own fonts, as well as those of the popular and talented type designer and artist Manfred Klein (Frankfurt, Germany). Manfred, who was an active type designer from the late 1990s until about 2007, created over 3600 fonts in that period. Those fonts are now hosted at my site, thanks to Petra Heidorn. Manfred's oeuvre is too large to consume and analyze in one sitting or even one month.
This zip file contains all his fonts. For those interested in particular styles, please visit this web page for downloads of individual fonts, or fonts grouped by these themes: 3d, Africa, aliens, animals, architecture, arrows, astrology, birds, calligraphy, cave style, codex, Christmas, dada, decorative caps, didone style, dingbats, display style, Egypt, eyes, fists, Fraktur, handcrafted typefaces, Karla, kids, Laurens, masks, medieval styles, Mexico, monsters, native themes, ornaments, painters, peace, people, pixel fonts, runes, Sans, serif, slab, stencil, stone age, typewriter, uncial, wood and woodcuts. [Google] [More] ⦿
Manfred Klein's Fonteria
Frankfurt-based designer (b. 1932, d. 2018) 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] ⦿
Kenyan student of Saki Mafundikwa at ZIVA in Harare, who designed the primitive lettering font Mistari. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Brisbane who created the purely geometric typeface Tritalics and the free dot matrix typeface Circursive in 2012. Born in Tanzania, Martin has lived in Laos, is half Dutch and has an Irish passport.
Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
During her studies in Moscow, Marsha Barsukova designed Monstro (2013, monster dingbats) and Makaka (2013, an African-themed typeface). [Google] [More] ⦿
French graphics lettering company initially involved in instant lettering (made by Trip Productions), and some original typeface designs. From 1989 until 1994, Mecanorma worked with another Dutch company Visualogik to create digital versions of their typefaces, all having MN in their names. Monotype licensed and digitized some of Mecanorma's typefaces. In 1995, Mecanorma got out of graphics and stepped into home decoration. In 1999, Trip Productions, a Dutch Company located in Lisse, purchased the Mecanorma brand and what was left of the company. In 2004, International TypeFounders from Cedars, PA, licensed the typefaces from Trip Productions and released them as the Mecanorma Collection.
Their collection includes some great fonts: Access, Artdeco, Artworld, BalloonMN, Brio, BusoramaMN, Campus, CardCamio, Carplate, CaslonAntiqueVL, ChocMN, CircusMN, ComicStripMN, DynamoMN, Galba, Globe-Gothic-Outline, Glowworm, Jackson, LibraMN, MtPlacard, Ortem, Renault, RoslynMN, Sayer, SayerScriptMN, SquashMN, Sully-Jonquieres, Watch-Outline. You can also buy through Atomic Type. Projected new URL, which I am afraid will never be activated because in 1999, the company was bough by the Dutch company Trip Productions.
MyFonts sells these typefaces: Access, American Uncial, Anatol, Arnold Bocklin (art nouveau), Artdeco, Artworld (an embossed font), Aster, Balloon (brush font), Blippo Black, Brio, British Inserat, Brush, Bulletin Typewriter, Caligra (blackletter), Campus (athletic lettering), Cardcamio, Carplate, Caslon Antique, Celtic (in the style of University Roman), Chicago (dot matrix / marquee typeface), Chinon, Choc (brush script), Circus (Western font), Classic Script (a copperplate calligraphic script), Comic Strip, Commercial Script, Contest, Cooper Black, Dubbeldik, Dynamo, Egyptienne, Estro (Western font), Eurostile, Forelle, Fumo Dropshadow MN, Galba (Trajan typeface), Globe Gothic, Glowworm (a bubblegum font), Gothique (blackletter), Hansson Stencil, Hillman, Hotel (multilined art deco), Isonorm, Jackson, Jubilee Lines (an engraved money font), Latina, Leopard, Libra (uncial), Michelina (anthroposophic), Milton, Mistral, Normalise Din, Old Style, Olive, Orator, Organda, Ortem, Polka (a brush typeface), Renault, Rondo (retro script), Roslyn, Sayer Interview (old typewriter font), Sayer Script, Sayer Spiritual, Squash, Stencil, Stop (stencil typeface), Studio, Swaak Centennial (pure art nouveau), Tzigane, Viant, Vivaldi, Voel Beat (beveled), Watch Outline (LED font), Windsor, Zambesi (African look font).
Designers include Albert Boton, J.H. Crook, Jan van Dijk, J. Dresscher, Roger Excoffon, U. Fenocchio, L. Fumarolo, William Gillies, N. Glason, Lennart Hansson, B. Jaquet, K. Kochnowicz, J. Larcher, C. Mediavilla, José Mendoza y Almeida, L. Meuffels, Aldo Novarese, Georges Renevey, F. Robert, Manfred Sayer, M. Schmidt, J.P. Thaulez, J. Werner and Bogdan Zochowski.
The Western slabby font Figaro MT (2004) is ascribed to Mecanorma.
A list culled from the web: AccessMN-Bold, AccessMN-Medium, AmericanUncialMN, AnatolMN, ArnoldBocklinMN, ArtdecoMN, ArtworldMN, AsterMN-Demi, AsterMN-Roman, BalloonMN-Bold, BalloonMN-ExtraBold, BlippoBlackMN, BrioMN, BritishInseratMN, BritishInseratMNCondensed, BrushMN, Bulletin-Typewriter, BusoramaMN-Bold, CaligraMN, CampusMN, CardcamioMN, CarplateMN, CaslonAntiqueVL, CelticMN-Bold, CelticMN-Italic, CelticMN, CenturyMNCondensed-BoldItalic, CenturyMNCondensed-Bold, CheltenhamMN-Book, CheltenhamMN-BookItalic, CheltenhamMN-Ultra, ChicagoMN, ChinonMN, ChocMN, CircusMN, ClassicScriptMN, ComicStripMN-Italic, ComicStripMN, CommercialScriptMN, ContestMN, Cooper-Black-Italic, Cooper-Black-Outline, CooperBlackMN, CushingMN-Book, CushingMN-Heavy, CushingMN-HeavyItalic, CushingMN-Medium, DubbeldikMN, DynamoMN-Bold, DynamoMN-Medium, DynamoMN-Shadow, EgyptienneMNCondensed-Bold, ElanMN-Extended, ElanMN-Light, ElanMN-Medium, EnrouteVL, ErasMN-Book, ErasMN-Demibold, ErasMN-Ultra, ErasMN, EstroMN, EurostileMN-Extended, EurostileMN-ExtendedBold, EurostileMN-Medium, FidelioMN, FolioMN-Bold, FolioMN-Extrabold, ForelleMN, FranklinGothicMN-Book, FranklinGothicMN-BookItalic, FranklinGothicMN-Heavy, FrizQuadrataMN-Bold, FrizQuadrataMN, Fumo-DropshadowMN, FuturaBlackMN, GalbaMN, Gillies-Gothic-Bold, Gillies-Gothic-Light, Gillies-Gothic-Ultra-Shadow, Gillies-Gothic-Ultra, GlobeGothicMN-Bold, GlobeGothicMNCondensed-Bold, GlobeGothicMNOutline, GlowwormMN, GlowwormMNCompressed, GorillaVL-Bold, GothiqueMN, HanssonStencilMN-Bold, HanssonStencilMN, HillmanMN, HillmanMNCondensed, HotelMN, IrishUncialVL, IsonormMN, Italia-Bold, Italia-Book, Italia-Medium, JacksonMN, JubileeLinesMN, LatinaMN, LeopardMN, LibraMN, MRunic-Condensed, MSwingBold, MachineMN-Bold, MachineMN, MichelinaMN, MiltonMN-Demibold, MistralVL, MtPlacard-Condensed, NormaliseDinMN, OklahomaState, OliveCompactMN, OliveMNBold, OliveNordMN, OratorMN, OrgandaMN-Bold, OrgandaMN, OrtemMN, PascalMN, PolkaMN-Bold, PolkaMN, PopplExquisitMN, PopplExquisitMN-Alternative, RenaultMN, RenaultMNBold, RondoMN, RoslynMN-Bold, RoslynMN-Bold, RoslynMN-Outline, RoslynMNMedium, SaphireMN, SayerMN-Interview, SayerScriptMN-Black, SayerScriptMN-Bold, SayerScriptMN-Light, SayerSpiritualMN-Italic, SayerSpiritualMN, SloganMN, SquashMN-Outline, SquashMN, StencilAntiqueMN, StencilAntiqueVL, StencilMN, StencilMNOutline, StopMN, StudioMN, SullyJonquieresMN-Bold, SullyJonquieresMN, SwaakCentennialMN, Syntax-Bold, Syntax-Roman, ToucheVL, TziganeMN, ViantMN-Bold, VivaldiMN, VoelBeatMN, WashSymbolVL-Light, WatchMN-Outline, WindsorMN, WindsorMNElongated, ZambesiMN.
View Mecanorma's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
The Mende script from Sierra Leone was devised around 1920 by Kisimi Kamala and is purely phonetic and has 195 characters. The Mende people belong to the Mande group of languages which includes Bambara. [Google] [More] ⦿
Catalan creator of the free textured caps typeface Diamonds Are Forever (2013) and the spotted typeface Happy Cow (2013).
In 2014, she designed Safari Zebra, Bones Roses, and Snake (a textured typeface).
Typefaces from 2016: Constellations Ostia, Welcome Home (house dingbats), Love Amy (hearts). [Google] [More] ⦿
Slovenian designer (Ljubljana, b. 1983) of the futuristic monoline sans family Nouvelle during the design workshop TipoBrda in 2008. It was perfected and started selling at MyFonts in 2011. In 2009, she created Afrikana, an alphabet with a decidedly African theme.
During TipoBrda 2010 in Ljubljana, she designed the didone numbering typeface Kampula.
In 2014, she cooperated with Gaja Meznaric Osole on the commercial casual hand-printed script Jadran, which was created as an homage to a cult children's magazine named Ciciban. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Ethiopic fonts by Monotype: Monotype Ge'ez, Monotype Ge'ez Book. [Google] [More] ⦿
Monotype sells fonts for the following languages: Amharic, Aksara Kaganga, Arabic, Armenian, Balinese, Burmese, Cambodian, Chinese, Coptic, Devanagari (Hindi/Marathi/Nepali), Farsi, Georgian, Glagolitic, Gujerathi, Gurmukhi (Punjabi), Hebrew, Japanese, Javanese, Jawi, Kannada, Korean, Laotian, Lontarak, Malayalam, Old Bulgarian, Oriya, Pushto, Sindhi, Sinhalese, Surat Pustaha, Syriac, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Urdu, Vietnamese. [Google] [More] ⦿
Nairoba, Kenya-based designer of the silhouette figurine font Simon Says (2017). [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Lusaka, Zambia. He used ruler and compass to design the geometric typeface Rota (2012). [Google] [More] ⦿
Find a list of typefaces with an African theme. [Google] [More] ⦿
African-themed typefaces at MyFonts. [Google] [More] ⦿
Namibian handwriting font service, based in Windhoek. It has a small archive of fonts. One free font: Address Symbols. [Google] [More] ⦿
N'ko (or Nko) is a West-African alphabet created in 1949 by Souleyman Kante. Its alphabet and rules are shown on this page. It is mainly used by speakers of Malinke, Bambara, Dioula and their dialects, especially in Guinea, Mali and Ivory Coast. [Google] [More] ⦿
Main jump site for the West African language Nko. It has Nko fonts for download by these groups:
Nolan Paparelli is a Swiss graphic and type designer currently based in Munich, Germany. His practice focuses mainly in developing editorial design, visual identity, web and type design solutions for clients across the cultural and commercial fields. After graduating from ECAL/University of Art and Design of Lausanne in 2015 with a Bachelor in Graphic Design, he has worked on various commissions in collaboration with Editions Attinger, Herburg Weiland, Kairos Studio and Swiss Typefaces among others.
His typefaces include the sans family Everett and Everett Mono (2014-2019), available at Weltkern. As a special derived type, he released Everett Lukumi in 2017 for the Lukumi language, which is used mainly by the Yoruba community in Cuba during Santeria ceremonies. Lukumi is a hybrid of Spanish and African Yoruba. He also created the poster typeface Suba (2017). [Google] [More] ⦿
A large free font family released under the Apache license at Google Web Fonts, and developed by Monotype's Steve Matteson and a team of type designers. Designed between 2012 and 2016, this typeface covers over 800 languages and 100 writing scripts. URL with details. Noto stands for no tofu, i.e., no white boxes that represent unknown characters. The fonts are property of Monotype, with the exception of Noto Khmer and Noto Lao, which belong to Danh Hong.
Noto Sans and Noto Serif cover Afar, Abkhazian, Afrikaans, Asturian, Avaric, Aymara, Azerbaijani-AZERBAIJAN, Bashkir, Bambara, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Bislama, Bini, Breton, Bosnian, Buriat, Catalan, Chechen, Chamorro, Mari (Russia), Corsican, Czech, Church Slavic, Chuvash, Welsh, Danish, German, Modern Greek (1453-), English, Esperanto, Spanish, Estonian, Basque, Finnish, Fijian, Faroese, French, Fulah, Friulian, Western Frisian, Irish, Scottish Gaelic, Galician, Guarani, Manx, Hausa, Hawaiian, Hiri Motu, Croatian, Hungarian, Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association), Igbo, Indonesian, Interlingue, Inupiaq, Ido, Icelandic, Italian, Kara-Kalpak, Kikuyu, Kazakh, Kalaallisut, Kurdish-ARMENIA, Kumyk, Komi, Cornish, Kirghiz, Latin, Luxembourgish, Lezghian, Lingala, Lithuanian, Latvian, Malagasy, Marshallese, Maori, Macedonian, mo, Maltese, Norwegian Bokmål, Low German, Dutch, Norwegian Nynorsk, Norwegian, South Ndebele, Pedi, Nyanja, Occitan (post 1500), Oromo, Ossetian, Polish, Portuguese, Romansh, Romanian, Russian, Yakut, Scots, Northern Sami, Selkup, sh, Shuswap, Slovak, Slovenian, Samoan, Southern Sami, Lule Sami, Inari Sami, Skolt Sami, Somali, Albanian, Serbian, Swati, Southern Sotho, Swedish, Swahili (macrolanguage), Tajik, Turkmen, Tagalog, Tswana, Tonga (Tonga Islands), Turkish, Tsonga, Tatar, Twi, Tuvinian, Ukrainian, Uzbek, Venda, Vietnamese, Volapük, Votic, Walloon, wen, Wolof, Xhosa, Yapese, Yoruba, Zulu, Akan, Aragonese, ber-dz, Crimean Tatar, Kashubian, Ewe, Fanti, Filipino, Upper Sorbian, Haitian, Herero, Javanese, Kabyle, Kuanyama, Kanuri, Kurdish-TURKEY, Kwambi, Ganda, Limburgan, Mongolian-MONGOLIA, Malay (macrolanguage), Nauru, Ndonga, Navajo, pap-an, Papiamento-ARUBA, Quechua, Rundi, Kinyarwanda, Sardinian, Sango, Shona, Sundanese, Tahitian, Zhuang.
Non-Latin scrips include Noto Armenian, Noto Georgian, Noto Carian, Noto Greek, Noto Devanagari, Noto Ethiopic, Noto Glagolitic, Noto Hebrew, Noto Sans Imperial Aramaic, Noto Sans Lisu, Noto Sans Lycian, Noto Sans Lydian, Noto Sans Old South Arabian, Noto Sans Osmanya, Noto Sans Phoenician, Noto Sans Shavian, Noto Sans Tamil, Noto Sans Thai, Noto Serif Thai, Noto Sans Kannada, Noto Sana Telugu, Noto Sans Malayalam, Noto Sans Cherokee, Noto Sans Orya (for Odia), Noto Sans Bengali.
Other typefaces in the package include Arima, , and Tinos.
At CTAN, one can find Noto with full TeX support.
At Open Font Library, one can download Noto Nastaliq Urdu (2014), which covers Arabic, Farsi, Pashto and Urdu.
The fonts, as of October 2016: Noto Sans, Noto Serif, Noto Color Emoji, Noto Emoji, Noto Kufi Arabic, Noto Mono, Noto Naskh Arabic, Noto Nastaliq Urdu, Noto Sans Armenian, Noto Sans Avestan, Noto Sans Balinese, Noto Sans Bamum, Noto Sans Batak, Noto Sans Bengali, Noto Sans Brahmi, Noto Sans Buginese, Noto Sans Buhid, Noto Sans CJK JP, Noto Sans CJK KR, Noto Sans CJK SC, Noto Sans CJK TC, Noto Sans Canadian Aboriginal, Noto Sans Carian, Noto Sans Cham, Noto Sans Cherokee, Noto Sans Coptic, Noto Sans Cuneiform, Noto Sans Cypriot, Noto Sans Deseret, Noto Sans Devanagari, Noto Sans Egyptian Hieroglyphs, Noto Sans Ethiopic, Noto Sans Georgian, Noto Sans Glagolitic, Noto Sans Gothic, Noto Sans Gujarati, Noto Sans Gurmukhi, Noto Sans Hanunoo, Noto Sans Hebrew, Noto Sans HK, Noto Sans Imperial Aramaic, Noto Sans Inscriptional Pahlavi, Noto Sans Inscriptional Parthian, Noto Sans Javanese, Noto Sans Kaithi, Noto Sans Kannada, Noto Sans Kayah Li, Noto Sans Kharoshthi, Noto Sans Khmer, Noto Sans Lao, Noto Sans Lepcha, Noto Sans Limbu, Noto Sans Linear B, Noto Sans Lisu, Noto Sans Lycian, Noto Sans Lydian, Noto Sans Malayalam, Noto Sans Mandaic, Noto Sans Meetei Mayek, Noto Sans Mongolian, Noto Sans Myanmar, Noto Sans NKo, Noto Sans New Tai Lue, Noto Sans Ogham, Noto Sans Ol Chiki, Noto Sans Old Italic, Noto Sans Old Persian, Noto Sans Old South Arabian, Noto Sans Old Turkic, Noto Sans Oriya, Noto Sans Osmanya, Noto Sans Phags Pa, Noto Sans Phoenician, Noto Sans Rejang, Noto Sans Runic, Noto Sans Samaritan, Noto Sans Saurashtra, Noto Sans Shavian, Noto Sans Sinhala, Noto Sans Sundanese, Noto Sans Syloti Nagri, Noto Sans Symbols, Noto Sans Syriac Eastern, Noto Sans Syriac Estrangela, Noto Sans Syriac Western, Noto Sans Tagalog, Noto Sans Tagbanwa, Noto Sans Tai Le, Noto Sans Tai Tham, Noto Sans Tai Viet, Noto Sans Tamil, Noto Sans Telugu, Noto Sans Thaana, Noto Sans Thai, Noto Sans Tibetan, Noto Sans Tifinagh, Noto Sans Ugaritic, Noto Sans Vai, Noto Sans Yi, Noto Serif Armenian, Noto Serif Bengali, Noto Serif Devanagari, Noto Serif Georgian, Noto Serif Gujarati, Noto Serif Kannada, Noto Serif Khmer, Noto Serif Lao, Noto Serif Malayalam, Noto Serif Tamil, Noto Serif Telugu, Noto Serif Thai. Late additions include Noto Sans and Serif for Chinese, Japanese and Korean, developed at Adobe.
In 2015, Adam Twardoch placed the Noto fonts on Github under the name Toto Fonts. A question of licenses. Github repositories. Open Font Library link. CTAN link. [Google]
Github repositories. Open Font Library link. CTAN link. [Google] [More] ⦿
From Nigeria and Cameroon: this script was invented by the Ejagham people of southeastern Nigeria and southwestern Cameroon. The ideographs represent life among the Ejagham. Today, nsibidi is still widely used by Cuban blacks and called anaforuana and used by such secret societies as the Abakua. [Google] [More] ⦿
OCD: Original Champions of Design
Branding and design agency in New York City. Subpage for the free labyrinthine typeface Free (2013) that won an award at TDC 2014. Free was co-designed by Matt Kay, Jennifer Kinon and Bobby C. Martin.
Times Premier (for The New York Times) is a masthead blackletter done by Jennifer Kinon, Bobby C. Martin Jr, Matt Kay, Jonathan Lee and Michael McCaughley based on lettering by Matthew Carter.
For the Museum of African Art, Jesse Ragan created the Afri Sans typeface family.
In 2018, they created the custom branding and logo typeface Dartmouth Ruzicka for Dartmouth University, based on type on a bicentennial seal and plaque designed by Rudolph Ruzicka, a typeface designer who retired in Hanover, NH. [Google] [More] ⦿
Outfit that is supposed to sell some Ethiopic fonts but I can't find them. Based in Addis Ababa. [Google] [More] ⦿
Co-founder and creative director of Mamgobozi Design Factory. Johannesburg, South Africa-based designer (b. Zimbabwe) of The Accordeonist (2020, based on a Picasso painting from 1911 by the same name). In 2014, he designed Colonial Bastard Rhodes as a post-colonial critique of both Cecil John Rhodes and the impact of colonialism in South Africa. [Google] [More] ⦿
Ozza Okuonghae (b. Jos, Nigeria) grew up in Wales and studied graphic design in Leicester, UK. Invert (2014) is a typeface created by Ozza for a university project. [Google] [More] ⦿
A student of Saki Mafundikwa at ZIVA in Harare, who designed the beautiful human form alphading font Kukumbila Kunyata. Alternate URL. [Google] [More] ⦿
Quebec-based computer scientist who has been involved in the multilingual and Unicode world. He was one of the authors of a proposal adding Tifinagh to Unicode. He is currently working with people in France and Niger on the development of OpenType fonts to support Tuareg. He is also involved in other African scripts such as Moroccan and Sahelian Arabic and a recent script from the Congo (Mandombe). [Google] [More] ⦿
Student at ZIVA, a typography and graphic design school in Harare, Zimbabwe, led by Saki Mafundikwa. In 2001, he designed the experimental alphabet Amandungu. [Google] [More] ⦿
PenUltimate Type Foundry
Foundry in League City, TX, started in 1993 by its head designer, Chris MacGregor. Fonts available through [T-26], Prototype and Image Club. About 40 dollars per face. Interesting display typefaces include Citore, Zehrgut, LeslieSmith and Manitu. Also check the dingbats Afrobats and Nerybats. It is unclear if Chris designed all of these fonts. I wish they would indicate who made what. Anyway, the list of typefaces: Afrobats, Nerybats, Tagged, Citore, Emulate, Emulate Bold, Bridgework, Epaulet, Utile Inky, Utile Inky Italic, Utile, Utile Italic, Utile Coastic Italic, Utile Caustic, Leslie Smith, Zehrgut, Neohead, Itto Round, Empanel, Empanel Bold, Arrgoculture, Itto Block, Linkletter, Fleming Tall, Fleming Short, Delfinola, Attune, Fleming multiple master, Manitu, Monte Family, Pep Club, Stans. Here he says in 2009: I have over forty commercial typefaces available for sale through various type re-sellers around the world and my average yearly income off the typefaces is $115, even though I regularly see my typefaces in use on the web, on TV in print and in video games. I used to think that one day I'd have a nice supplemental income from my typefaces but the reality of the situation is that people like you don't value the effort that goes into making a typeface. I haven't designed a new typeface in eight years now and I have no desire to do so. Why should I when you're going to be a big bitching twat you greedy self-centered tantrum throwing teenager? Fuck the foundries? You and others who haven't paid for the typefaces you use have been fucking the foundries for years. Fuck the foundries? Fuck you. [Google] [More] ⦿
Harare, Zimbabwe-based designer of the free font Tribes (2020). [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer of Nekogo Hand (2005), which looks either like an artificial language or an African tribal script. [Google] [More] ⦿
Very interesting reading: Aberra Molla of Ethiopian Computers&Software graphically proves plagiarism cases against Ato Yitna Firdyiwek (Modified ModEth to GohaTibeb), and fights the style of Ethiopic practiced by Daniel Yacob, who is also known as Mr. Daniel Mulholland, Ato Fekade Mesfin - Feedel Software, Los Angeles, California, Ato Abass Alamnehe, and Ato Daniel Admasse. He states that the font AmharQ listed at LiveGeez is an illegal (renamed) copy of his GeèzEdit Amharic P font (they took that font and changed the name to AmharQ and passed it on to Dr. Berlin). [Google] [More] ⦿
Lisbon-based studio. For an African project, it created the African symbol typeface Afroglyphics (2014). [Google] [More] ⦿
Studio in Los Angeles, CA, Palo Alto, CA, and/or Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. In 2017, they published Blackmeans Script, the free Duvetica, the free Charlotte Script, the free Helmut Script, the free signature script typeface Diemme, the wide connected script typeface Comme (free), the free signature font Amelie Script, and the marker script Beluga (free).
Commercial script typefaces from 2017: Rochambeau Script, Stutterheim Script.
Creators in 1998 of the Ethiopic fonts Ge'ez-1-Normal, Ge'ez-1-Numbers-Normal, Ge'ez-2-Normal, Ge'ez-3-Normal. Downloadable here. [Google] [More] ⦿
Mbabane, Swaziland-based designer of Topotype (2013), an experimental typeface influenced by the shapes of coastlines. [Google] [More] ⦿
Eric Wannin's French commercial foundry with PC and Mac fonts for all European languages, most Indic languages, Cyrillic, Vietnamese, Amharic, Inuit, Slavonic, Greek, Tibetan, Thai, Lao, Khmer, Burmese, Cri. Hieroglyphic fonts too. Free font family: EuroQuartet. These fonts have one glyph only, the Euro symbol. It has some bar code fonts too.
Multilingual fonts. They cover Braille, East European languages, Turkish, Baltic, Cyrillic, Icelandic and Greek. According to the Google] [More] ⦿
Rabisco (was: AfroBreak)
Aka afronsu Afronsu. Crazy Sao Paulo-based Brazilian designer (b. 1986) of the grunge typeface Antropofagia (2010). Born in 1986. He also made Urbana (2020), Futurista (2019: an experimental font), Afronsu (2011), Estaktu (2012, influenced by Sao Paulo's graffiti or pixacao), and Abstract Rua (2012). [Google] [More] ⦿
Paris-based designer of the display typeface Combattant Africain (2012). [Google] [More] ⦿
Nairobi Kenya-based designer of Epic Line (2016). [Google] [More] ⦿
Chris Houston (Retype) is the creator of Proletarian (1997, at Chank), Red Shirt (1997, futuristic) and MDMAbeta (1997). Old URL in South Africa. [Google] [More] ⦿
Russian type designer based in Zambia. In 2021, he designed the 7-style Saprona, a muscular sans-serif with curved terminals, tall x-height, and narrow letter forms. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Ensenada, Mexico-based designer, while studying at Cetys University, of the African tribal typeface The Lion King (2018). [Google] [More] ⦿
Robbie de Villiers
Roger S. Nelsson
Student at ZIVA, a typography and graphic design school in Harare, Zimbabwe, led by Saki Mafundikwa. In 2001, he designed a font in which letters are inspired by birds. [Google] [More] ⦿
Sabaean Script font (free by EthioSys): Ethiopian script, PS and TTF. [Google] [More] ⦿
Bangalore, India-based designer of several great lettering pieces, such as the African texture poster Kalahari (2018). [Google] [More] ⦿
During his studies in Pelotas, Brazil, Sandro Peres designed the hipster and Africa-themed typeface Dafrica (2016). [Google] [More] ⦿
American graduate from the type design program at the University of Reading in 2010. She created the typefaces Rhodora and Eskesta for her graduation project: Rhodora and Eskesta were designed together as a harmonious family. Rhodora was inspired by the work of Joseph Blumenthal in the 1930s and the poetry of Ralph Waldo Emerson (The Rhodora). Eskesta, named after a traditional shoulder dance, follows Rhodora's lead, with a slender calligraphic style from 17th-century Ethiopia. Rhodora and Eskesta are serious and sober, but sympathetic. Created for magazines and newspapers, with support for Amharic and European languages, Rhodora and Eskesta speak clearly in print. [Google] [More] ⦿
Kenyan-born England-based calligrapher and designer of these typefaces:
The author of Calligraphy--The Rhythm of Writing, he often lectures on on-screen calligraphy, and calligraphy in general. FontShop link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe-based designer of the free pixelish typeface New Time Nerd (2017), and the free slab serif typefaces Mused (2017) and SebSlab (2017).
In 2018, he designed Magz Slab, Debut Sans, the octagonal typeface family TSG Actie, the slab serif typeface Legacy17 (and Legacy Pro, which has two free weights), the display typeface Afrofusion, the free text typeface Beau, and the free chiseled roman typeface Romulus.
Typefaces from 2019: Afronik (a great interlocking squarish typeface), Gamine (a free Peignotian sans), Seb Neue (sans), Paste (a sans in 8 styles), Famba, BigBro, Tuckshop Titling (a free font inspired by Tuckshop sign writing in Chinotimba, Victoria Falls).
Typefaces from 2020: Mwangwego Script (a script invented in Malawi in 1979 by Nolence Mwangwego to replace the Latin alphabet), Mutapa (a tribal font), Orinique (a custom modulat sans family for Orinique Design Studio), Chico (a free wide sans). Fontspace link. Graphicriver link. Fontspace link. [Google] [More] ⦿
A free Unicode Ethiopic font called Jiret. More Ethiopic fonts, all by EthiO Systems Company (1994-1995). [Google] [More] ⦿
Thirteen free Unicode 3.0-compliant Ethiopian fonts by Abbas Alamnehe: EthiopiaJiret, EthiopiaJiretSlant, EthiopicFantuwua, EthiopicHiwua, EthiopicTint, EthiopicWashRaBold, EthiopicWashRaBoldSlant, EthiopicWashRaSemiBold, EthiopicWashRaSemiBoldSlant, EthiopicWookianos, EthiopicYebse, EthiopicYigezuBisratGoffer, Sabaean. There are subpages on Ethiopian typographic history.
Fonts2U link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Seonil Yun designed Zaghawa Beria (2007, SIL), a free font for Central african writingi, in cooperation with SIL International and the Mission Protestante Franco-Suisse au Tchad. It is built around a sampling of the markings on livestock (especially camels) within the Zaghawa Beria language region of western Sudan and eastern Chad. It is an idea that has its origins in the work of a Sudanese schoolteacher, who developed the first version of this over 25 years ago. The script has since been better adapted to the Zaghawa Beria language by Siddik Adam Issa, and he has found a great enthusiasm by the people for what he has put together. Seonil obtained a Masters degree in type design at KABK in Den Haag in 2008. [Google] [More] ⦿
Student at ZIVA, a typography and graphic design school in Harare, Zimbabwe, led by Saki Mafundikwa. In 2001, she designed a font with letters made up of lizards. [Google] [More] ⦿
Dharbin, Saudi Arabia-based designer of the Arabic display typeface Leef (2018) and a tribally patterned typeface in 2017. [Google] [More] ⦿
Free fonts for Cameroonian languages by SIL: CamCamSILDoulosL, CamCamSILDoulosLBold, CamCamSILDoulosLItalic, Cam2Cam2SILManuscriptL, Cam2Cam2SILManuscriptLBold, CamCamSILSophiaL, CamCamSILSophiaLBold, CamCamSILSophiaLItalic, SassoonSansSILCAM. See also here. [Google] [More] ⦿
Located in Dallas, TX, est. 1934. Founded over 70 years ago, SIL International is a faith-based organization that studies, documents, and assists in developing the world's lesser-known languages. SIL's staff shares a Christian commitment to service, academic excellence, and professional engagement through literacy, linguistics, translation, and other academic disciplines. SIL makes its services available to all without regard to religious belief, political ideology, gender, race, or ethnic background. Wikipedia writes: The organization's focus on language description, language development and Bible translation, and the missionary activities carried out by many of its field workers have been criticized by linguists and anthropologists who argue that SIL aims to change indigenous cultures, which exacerbates the problems that cause language endangerment and language death.
Fonts in Cyberspace is an archive of many multilingual fonts. SIL Fonts, free to all, and professionally put together include the following:
Fontspace link. Dafont link. Wikipedia page. [Google] [More] ⦿
Simeon out West Foundry
Brett T. Johnson (b. Loveland, CO, 1972) runs Simeon out West Foundry in Englewood, CO. He sells fonts based on ideas from Byzantine, Ge'ez and old slavonic scripts, and Eastern Orthodox manuscripts. Brett Johnson was born in Loveland, CO, in 1972. The creations: Typewriter Olympia SM8 (2016, based on old Olympia SM and SF typewriters fromthe 50s and 60s), Radonezh (2016, old Slavonic simulation font family), Simeon's Handwritten Blackletter (2008), Pseudo-Hellenic (2008, a Greek and Latin didone pair), Tiblisi (2008, a Georgian simulation face), Pentopolis (2008, based on an ancient Coptic script), Svati Sava (2008, a Serb-look font), Muscovite Manuscript (2005), Pravoslavnie (2005), Alexandria (2005), Alaskaya (2006), Svati Nikolai (2005), Thebes (2005), Suzdal (2005), Kniga Molitva (2005), Vladimir (2005), Scetis (2005), Adis Ababa (2008). Colonial Press (+Italic) (2008) is based on work by William Caslon I (1692-1766). Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
East Afrikan script developed by Isman Yusuf son of the Somali Sultan Yusuf Ali around 1930. Today the script has been replaced by Arabic. [Google] [More] ⦿
Lesotho-based typographer. At Typography Day 2012 she speaks on Innovative applications of Typography - Ancient African Typographic Symbols in Contemporary Publication Design. [Google] [More] ⦿
Type designer who created Mecanorma Zambesi, an ornate African-looking biline face. To be bought from URW. [Google] [More] ⦿
Quebec-based designer (b. 1971) in 2010 of the outline face Elégante and of the grunge typefaces Apocalypse Regular, Arbre, Autodestruction, Papineau (hand-printed), de Lorimier, Gardien d'herbe, Elusion (organic), Cataclysme (grunge), Wolfred Nelson (rubber stamp caps), Chénier (grunge), Crack and Bold, Fleur de Lys (dingbats that are useful pour mon pays), Manuscrit, Ancien (grungy inline face), Confusion, Patriote 1837 Regular, Arbre (hand-printed) and Cloutier Script (hand-printed).
Typefaces created in 2011: Sioux Caps (ornamental caps: a scanbat face), Flower Cap (floriated caps), Damned (a grungy horror movie typeface), Sketch Me (a sketched face).
Typefaces from 2012: Dill Francis, I Hate Futur, Fabrics (stitch font), Stucco, Children, Hacking Trashed, Flower (floriated caps), Arbre, Patriotes 1837, Damned Deluxe, Trashed Light (grunge), Leather (ornamental caps), Punk Rock Show, Crack And Bold, Ana Eve (grunge), British Museum 1490 (ornamental caps), Nature Font (grungy caps), Chenier (grunge), Mosaique (a textured typeface), Motor Pieces (commercial), Mixtec Codice (Maya, Aztec or Inca dingbats), Parkinson (grungy outlines), Ludger Duvernay, Monster, Sponge, Napoleon (a nice fat poster face), Negative Film, Nelson Old Newspaper, Fuck Autority (sic), Rene Levesque (hand-printed), First Nation (an Indian scanbat face), Pustule, Emilie (hand-printed caps), Papineau (hand-printed), Sixties, Dali, Midnight (brush face), Fairy Tale (ornamental caps), Tiger Balloon (African-themed), Rafael (fat poster face), Sacred Place (heavy poster family), Pistache Regular (unicase Plakat font), Morning Stress, Hippie Gypsy (ornamental caps), FBI Old Report (old typewriter face), Mitsouskos, Ten O Clock (a multiline hand-printed face), Strawbwrry, Jewels, CF Night of the Damned, CF One Two Trees (tree-themed), Hagadou (bejeweled letters), CF Punk Forever (white on black grunge), CF Anabelle (curly script), CF Samurai Bob, CF Marie-Eve, CF Christmas Shit, CF Pinceau (fat brush face), CF Deco 1492, CF Cracked Stone, CF Metropolis Serif, CF Punky, CF Snowball (snow-capped glyphs), CF Tuques, CF Revolution, CF Fashion, CF Tissus, CF Christmas Letters, CF Diamond (diamond-studded letters), CF Stencil Orama, CF Dallas Stars (stars and stripes face), CF Old Photograph Credit Font, CF Christmas Letters.
Typefaces from 2013: CF National Stitches, CF Spaceship, Historia (sans caps), CF WireFrame, CF NaVia, CF Sortilege, CF Spirality, CF Charlie, CF Fredo Style, CF Little Monsters (alphadings), CF Tissus, CF I Love Montreal (fat finger face), CF Jungle, CF Paris (art deco caps), CF Marie Eve Cartoons, CF Circuit Electrique, CF Jack Story, CF Punk Attitude, CF Billabong, CF I Want To Believe Comp (grunge), CF Zombie Party (crayon or lipstick font), CF Life Is Beautiful (paint font), CF Gothika (grungy blackletter), CF Manifesto (painted letters), CF Rise of Nations, CF The Lost Batallion, CF Armageddon, CF Electronic Board, CF Old Typography (letterpress font), CF Modern 165, CF Hockey Players (dingbats published on the day the Montreal Canadians were humiliated, 6-1, by the Ottawa Senators in the Stanley Cup playoffs), CF Nelson Old Caracters (sic), Peru Adventure, CF Montreal High School (athletic lettering), Urban Life (textured font), CF Same Old Story (grunge), CF Plants And Flowers, CF Cant Change The World (clean, hand-printed), CF Jeanne Mance, CF Jeans Collection (textured), CF Alien Abduction, CF Rebelle (brush font), CF Jungle Adventure, CF Never Trust A Hippy, CF Anarchy (ransom note font), CF Life Is A Dream (grunge), CF Farwest, CF Typocraft, CF Politicians Killers (blood drip face), CF Technomania, CF Technorama, CF I Love Ugly Fonts, CF Ribbon, CF Tree Of Life, CF Revenge, CF Back to School, CF Nut And Bolts, CF Final Conflict (brush script), CF Nostalgia (brush face), CF Industrial Fabrics (textured face), CF Font Shading, CF Rock Age, CF Nouvelle France (antiqued alphabet), CF My Bloody Valentine, CF Ceinture Flechee (multilined typeface), CF Disappointed, CF Atlantide, CF Bucherons (texture face), CF Simon Marchessault (hand-printed), CF Haunted House (brush face), Gray Texture, CF Space Cowboy (textured typeface), CF Louis Cyr.
Typefaces from 2014: CF Goliath, CF Alone on Earth, Stencil of Rama, Bad News (textured face), CF Xerography, CF Milk, CF Springtime, CF Crayons, CF Dwarf, CF Asshole Politicians, CF Old Milwaukee (spurred typeface), CF Paris Old Style (grungy Peignotian typeface), Creature of Darkness (textured typeface), Quebec Stamp (grungy stencil), Schizophrenia (neurotic typeface), La Belle Helene, CF William Wallace, CF Dots 521, CF LCD 521, CF America, CF Left Behind, CF Jacques Cartier, CF My Best Friend, Flowers of Destiny.
Typefaces from 2015: CF Rise of Nation (bold poster typeface), CF Punk (grungy capitals), Baron Rouge, General Tao (oriental simulation font), CF Mother Board (circuit font), CF John Doe (sketched), CF Crayons de Plomb, CF US Army (textured type), CF White Trash (Treefrog style), CF Punk Rock Show, CF Denim Jeans, CF School Handwriting, CF Nuclear War (very grungy caps face), CF Jack Story, CF Civilisation Maya (textured typeface), CF Punk Is Not Dead, CF Calligraphia, CF Life Is A Dream (grungy textured font), CF Blueprint, CF Far West Regular, CF Samuel de Champlain, CF Azteques (Mexican decorative font)., CF Fleurs de Lys (dingbats), CF Chevalier de Lorimier (connected script), CF Bonaparte, CF Expedition, CF Boston Regular (casual script), CF Jacques Parizeau (a grungy font named after a racist and pompous former political figure in Quebec), CF Trash Zone (grungy stencil), CF I Dont Want To Grow Up, CF Metro Parisien (art deco), CF Craig Robinson, CF Paradise City, CF Great Destiny, CF Robert Nelson, CF Grand Nord (a snow-capped design), CF Green Monster (slab serif).
Typefaces from 2016: CF Showbizz, CF Halloween (dripping blood font), CF La Sorciere Noire (vampire script), CF Green Corn (white on black), CF Engraved, CF Ghost Stories, CF Legends of the Fall, CF Bad Cops, CF Cherokee (wood block printing emulation), CF School Zone (crayon font), CF Snowboard Project (grunge), CF Oak Island, CF Peterson.
Typefaces from 2017: I Robot, Christmas Stitch, Nightmare (dripping blood font), Tangerine (inline typeface), CF Klondike (spurred Western font), CF Letterpress Type, CF Brothers in Arms, CF Etoffe du Pays (a dusty typeface), CF Second Son, CF The Rock (textured), CF Old School, CF Pretty Trees.
Typefaces from 2018: CF Le Dernier Empereur (oriental emulation), CF Sacred Planet, CF Glitch City, CF Remington Typewriter, CF Cyborg, CF Punk vs Cyborg, CF The Ocean Song (monoline connected script), CF Wild West (Tuscan), CF Three Dimensions, CF Mexicana.
Typefaces from 2019: CF Le Grand Cirque (a circus font), CF Saturn 21, CF World at War (an old typewriter font), CF Night of Terror (a dripping blood font), CF Blackboard (a chlak font), CF Punk Fashion, CF Punk Songwriter.
Typefaces from 2020: CF Punk Posters (a ransom note font), CF University of Nowhere (a grungy varsity font), CF Letterpress Type Two, CF Band of Brothers. [Google] [More] ⦿
Struvictory Art (Hrodna, Belarus) is run by Viktoryia Strukouskaya and Viktor Strukovski. Most of their typefaces are jointly designed. Their creations include the patterned typeface Endless Hygge in 2017. In 2018, they designed the decorative Mexican flavor typeface Mexico, the textured Nordic Tale, the tribal font Solaris, the color font Jazz, the floral typeface Gardenia, Insectarium, Folk Tile, the alchemic typeface Majolica (released in 2019 as Maiolica), Rustic Spring, Africa, and the tribal African font Tabu.
Typefaces from 2019: Runista, Runista Symbols, Wigwams, Aronia, Norwolk (a Nordic folklore font, +Symbols), Solarica (a tribal font family), Agnostic Font (a hipster font), Modesto (arts and crafts style font), Wigwam and Wigwam Symbols (a tribal font), Sealife.
Typefaces from 2020: Moonwild (a celestial font and symbol set), Moonwild Decorative, Okaeri (a Japanese emulation foint), Quizles (a stencil serif), Doubleganger (a Peignotian typeface for fashion magazines that plays on two different widths), Hedonist (a great modern poster sans).
Typefaces from 2021: Hygge Adore (a hairline slab serif), Geonica (a great geometric deco typeface), Le Tarot (a spurred celestial font), Stonage (stone age letters and patterns), Foliart (floriated, blackboard bold; originally called Foliar), Mystyline Decorative, Ajoure (a folk art font that includes a set of symbols).
Typefaces from 2022: Nomad Decorative (a decorative boho font). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Foundry in Vienna that makes gorgeous commercial fonts for African languages. These pictograms are so nice that I will list each of them. The complete font set retails for about 1000 USD.
Mickey Rossi graduated in 1986 from the Philadelphia College of the Arts. He then worked in Maryland and Virginia, such as at AOL in Dulles, VA, and is a creative director in Atlanta, GA since2004.
He offers these free typefaces under the Subflux label: Alpha Male Modern (1997), AthleticSupporter, BallparkWeiner (connected fifties script), BarBenderBold, BobbiTheHippie, BongoFraktur (in Koch's Neuland style), CargoCrate (stencil), CollegeBoy (athletic lettering), FlandersRideItalic, FlandersRide, Fleetwilly, FlyTrapExtended, Hair Brush, HighlightsCondensed, Helga Broad, Hilda Broad, JimThorpeHigh (octagonal / mechanical), LevelFourteenDruid (medieval), LifestyleCondensed (avant garde), NotANumber, On That Shark (angular), RetroSuperSkinny (Peignotian), SatansMinions, Scrawlly, Scritchy Eye, Zerengetti (African look), ZiggyStandard. Rossi calls himself also "Loveless".
Dafont link. Klingspor link. Abstract Fonts link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Siberian designer of the handcrafted typefaces Jungle (2016, African-themed font set), Elephant (2016), Elephant Lines (2016) and Tribal Elephant (2016). Aka Swet TS. [Google] [More] ⦿
Novosibirsk, Russia-based designer of the tribal African font Hello Africa (2018). [Google] [More] ⦿
SymbolMinded is Marie Flaherty's foundry in Scituate, MA. Her first typeface is Adinkra Symbols (2012), which is a set of 100 symbols from Ghana named after King Adinkra.
Hobo Symbols Mod and Hobo Symbols Chalk (2012) are hobo symbol fonts. She writes: During the period of the Great American Depression hobos created a system of symbols to communicate and assist fellow travelers. These symbols would mark a home, farm, fence or other structure to indicate what to expect in the area. They would tip off travelers on how to find food, stay safe and what to avoid and more. In some areas of the USA, these symbols are still visible and have also become part of the American popular culture. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Windhoek, Namibia-based designer of Block (2019). [Google] [More] ⦿
Curitiba, Brazil-based designer of Tal (2019), an Africa-inspired font. [Google] [More] ⦿
Tapiwanashe Sebastian Garikayi
Russian designer of some great illustrations and lettering for Cafe Bar Afrika in 2014. [Google] [More] ⦿
Ethiopian designer of the display typeface Angot (2015). [Google] [More] ⦿
Article by Jörg Knappen (Universität Mainz) on fonts for African languages, published in Cahiers GUTenberg, 1991. [Google] [More] ⦿
Thaddeus Ted Szumilas
Thaddeus Typographic Center
Thaddeus "Ted" Szumilas was born in Poland in 1951. In 1966 he emigrated to the United States where he attended Haaren H.S. and Parsons School of Design, majoring in Graphic Design. Practical experiences at Lubalin, Smith&Carnase Design Studio and with John Pistilli at Sudler&Hennessey ad agency prepared him for the real world of typographic design. He did book jackets, packaging, corporate identity, entertainment and TV. Here is one of his early typefaces. Thaddeus has been teaching the curriculum of basic and advanced typography at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, from 1998-2008. Designer of the swashbuckler / medieval script family Ovidius Script (2001, FontHaus; in Light, Demi and Bold weights; also known as TS Ovidius), Sans Original, On The Line (2008, great calligraphic grunge), Singles Bar (2008, display sans), Wind Factor (more calligraphic grunge), Agitas Gallery (2008, blackletter), Big New Sign (2008), Breslau City (2008), Daily Fix (2008), Deltona (2008), Nigerian King (2008, avant garde face), Stigmal (2008, African theme), Amerigraf (2009), Election (2009, medieval with a rough outline), Gillateg (2009, grungy outline), Wackoface (grungy like Treefrog), Taliography (2009, another script with a rough outline).
Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Everything about Unicode-compliant fonts for Ethiopic scripts. The fonts listed and recommended are:
John Hudson and Wm. Ross Mills, the co-founders of Tiro Typeworks in 1994, design wonderful top-of-the-line fonts in Vancouver. Their commercial typefaces can be bought from I Love Typography since 2020. From the Tiro web page: Tiro Typeworks is an independent digital type foundry developing&marketing high quality typeface families for PC and Mac platforms. Our commitment is to continuing the independent tradition of typography, as it has existed for more than five hundred years, free from the influence of fashion and novelty. Tiro is increasingly involved in font technologies, and are avid advertisers for OpenType and work often with Microsoft and Linotype on projects. John has created or collaborated on typefaces for Arabic, Bengali, Burmese, Cyrillic, Devanagari, Ethiopic, Greek, Gurmukhi, Hebrew, IPA, Javanese, Kannada, Latin, Odia, Sinhalese, Soyombo, Telugu, Thai, and other writing systems. He is an expert contributor to Unicode, and a member of the W3C Web Fonts Working Group. Interview in 2008 by Hiba Studio. Tiro's typefaces:
Klingspor link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Tom Barden created the geometric but also playful typeface Evolution (2009). He also made Africa Type (2010) and the octagonal athletic lettering typeface There It Is (2009). Visually Interesting (2009) is a type experiment. Unity (2011) is a heavy octagonal poster face. He is also working on Airport Icons (2011). He is based in London and is a graphic designer and photographer. Home page. [Google] [More] ⦿
Commercial Mac and PC fonts from Linguist's Software. These are useful for most European languages, as well as for these African languages: Acholi, Afrikaans, Anyi, Ashanti, Bantu (Zulu, Xosa), Bobangi, Buluba-Lulua, Chikaranga, Fulani-Adamawa, Ga, Kanuri, Kongo, Lu-Ganda, Masai, Mashona (Chiswina), Mole, Namaquah-Hottentot, Nyika, Shuna, Swahili, Tebele, Temne, Umbundu, Wolof, Yao, Yoruba, and Zulu-Kafir. And also for these native American languages: Caddoan, Chippewa (Ojibway and Otchipwe), Choctaw, Cree, Dakota (Sioux), Eskimo, Hupa, Iroquoian, Kalispel, Kwakiutl, Maidu, Muskokee (Creek), Navaho, Osage, Tsimshian, Zuñi. [Google] [More] ⦿
Twenty Two Creative Co.
Blantyre, Malawi-based designer of the handcrafted typefaces Candlestik (2019), Hiker (2019), Holder Sans and Serif (2019), Susannah (2018), Courtny (2018), Hey Olivia (2018), Brittle (2018), Arktivity (2019) and Livvie Signature (2019), of the text typeface Enchant (2019), of the multistyle font family Quay (example: Quay Four is a display didone, Quay Four is a sans, and Quay Three is a script), of the vintage typefaces Askery (2019) and Grand Baron (2019), and of the hipster display typeface Anthu (2019). [Google] [More] ⦿
Twi is an African language spoken in the southern two-thirds of Ghana. It is written by a common script developed by the Bureau of Ghana Languages. [Google] [More] ⦿
Advertised as Mark Jamra's Portland, ME-based digital type foundry and an academic resource. There is an extremely useful research directory, a great jump point for learning about type and its history. The site also has useful articles such as Jamra's article on optical image support and his article on form and proportion in a typeface. Mark Jamra (b. 1956) lives in Portland, Maine, where he designs type and teaches letterform and graphic design at the Maine College of Art. He did postgraduate work at the Basel School of Design, Switzerland, 1980-83, then worked for URW in Hamburg (where he lived for 12 years), and set up Jamra Design there. He left Germany in 1995. Fonts by Jamra:
View Mark Jamra's typefaces. Brief bio. Speaker at ATypI 2006 in Lisbon. FontShop link. Speaker at ATypI 2018 in Antwerp on the topic of a multi-script type system for Africa. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Wonderful essay, TeX-oriented, by Conrad Taylor on the typography of African languages. [Google] [More] ⦿
German typesetter, active since 1993 in Marburg. Designer of the display typefaces Linotype Paint It and Paint It Black (2002, part of TakeType 4), ITC Vino Bianco (1998), ITC OutOfTheFridge (1996), ITC Whiskey (1999), ITC Kokoa (1996, inspired by lettering in Ghana), ITC Aspirin (2000), and the sans serif family Linotype Textra (2002, with Jörg Herz), ITC Schuss Hand, ITC Schuss Hand Bold. With Bob Alonso, he designed the brush typeface ITC Outback.
In 2016, he published these typefaces: Schuss Sans CG Poster Black, Schuss News Pro, Schuss Sans PCG, Schuss Slab Pro, Schuss Serif Pro.
In 2017, he designed Schuss News Poster.
Typefaces from 2018: Schuss Sans CG Poster Extrabold.
FontShop link. Klingspor link. Linotype link. Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Lagos, Nigeria-based creator of the free hand-printed typefaces Barbecue Chicken (2016, brush face), Beans Plantain (2016, brush face), Purple Arya (2015), Dance with me Tata (2014), John Snow (2014), Black Biscuit (2014), Beautiful Aria (2014), Long Assignment (2014), Written Lies (2014), My Lekpa Girlfriend (2014), Calabar Firewood (2014), Bad Axe (2014), Pidgin Dance (2014), Elegant Agege (2013: calligraphy meets art deco), Sassy Blogger (2013), Boogieweewee (2013), Bee Your Shelf (2013), Skinny Navigator (2013), Chop Chicken Beef (2013), Abeg Pretty Linda Cute (2013), Aboki Dreadlock Jam Suya (2013), Wetin Caro Want (2013) and Ktochi (2013), and the display typeface Hapuyalikethatbiko (2013).
Additional typefaces from 2014 include Midnight Hymn, and Lagos Traffic.
Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Tamagotchi, or Umbreon 126, made several fonts with the aid of FontStruct in 2012 and 2013. These include pixel typefaces (FS Rebellion, FS Rept, FS Comic Mono, FS Flower Shop, FS 126 Serif), but also truly large workhorse typefaces. For example, FS 126 Sans (a pixel sans face) has 4871 characters and covers Nko, Lisu, Armenian, Tai Le, Ogham, Thaana, Georgian, Coptic, Kayah Li, Tifinagh, Samaritan, and Lao. The 3114 glyph pixel typeface FS Semioriginal covers Hiragana, Katakana, Arabic, Armenian, Hebrew, Bopomofo, Georgian, Greek, and Cyrillic. The 2000+ glyph pixel typeface FS Unoriginal covers Hiragana, Katakana, Arabic, Armenian, Hebrew, Bopomofo and Tifinagh. Other typefaces include FS Fat Piano, FS Typ Stencil (piano key face), FS Frakletter (blackletter) and FS Stupid Me (white on black typeface). [Google] [More] ⦿
Help page for Eritrean computer users. Has the font GFZemenUnicode (1997, based on the GohaTibeb HP LasterJet fonts, converted and adapted by Biruk Asrat), a Unicode-compliant font. [Google] [More] ⦿
Berhanu Beyene, Prof. Dr. Manfred Kudlek, Olaf Kummer, and Jochen Metzinger from the Theoretical Foundations of Computer Science, University of Hamburg, prepared a set of Ethiopic metafonts. See also here. The fonts are released under GNU GPL. They participate as the Ethiopic experts in the Free Software Foundation project. [Google] [More] ⦿
Or Azka Rizki. Solo, Indonesia-based designer, b. 1983, of the curly casual monoline typeface Serasa (2018), the bubblegum / cartoon fonts Candyshop (2018) and Balonku (2018), and the handcrafted typeface Learn To Fly (2018).
Typefaces from 2019: Horobi (a puzzling brush typeface), So Young.
Typefaces from 2020: Plastic Love (an all caps cartoon font), Matsuri (a textured typeface with tribal patterns), Lukalama (a dripping paint font), Blue Night (heavy cartoon font in all caps). [Google] [More] ⦿
The Vai syllabary (Liberia) was devised by Momolu Duwalu Bukele in 1830 near Cape Mount in Liberia. [Google] [More] ⦿
Kenyan graphic designer who released Zanna (a stylish didone) and Balbek (a bold condensed sans) in 2021.
Typefaces from 2022: Enoway, Velbina (luxurious vintage caps), Qellia (an elegant display sans). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
FontStructor who made the African-themed typeface Changos4 (2010). [Google] [More] ⦿
Victor Kudakwashe Bagu
Designer of the free constructivist Cyrillic simulation grunge font VKB KonQa (2006), about which he writes that My typeface was influenced by Communism, Land Politiks, War and Grunge in Afrika. Victor Bagu (b. 1982) lives in Harare, Zimbabwe. Alternate URL. He operates under the label Victorius Graphics. [Google] [More] ⦿
Harare, Zimbabwe-based designer (b. 1982) of KonQa (2006), a grunge Cyrillic simulation face. [Google] [More] ⦿
Vikers Junior (or: VType, or: Rerd Systems)
Accra, Ghana-based designer of Neo (2019: an organic sans), Classicman (2019), McfreeHands (2019), Vikers (2019), Ankle (2019: sans), and Nanotech (2019).
Typefaces from 2020: Wapstina Love (script), R-Flex (a geometric sans in 12 styles). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Belgrade, Serbia-based designer (b. 1981) of these typefaces:
Creative Fabrica link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Volcano Type (MAGMA)
Magma Brand Design in Karlsruhe, Germany evolved in 2004 into Volcano Type. Magma is headed by Lars Harmsen (b. Hannover, 1964) and Ulrich Weiss. Lars Harmsen spent the first four years of his life in Chicago. He then moved to Geneva with his parents for eight years, and then moved to Karlsruhe. He completed his schooling at the French section at the European School. He first studied history and Germanics in Freiburg before beginning to study design at Basel, Boston, Saarbrücken and Pforzheim. He got his degree in graphic design, and in 1996 he founded MAGMA [Büro für Gestaltung] together with Ulrich Weiß. He is the co-founder of STARSHOT GmbH, a design company for sports products, now based in Munich. MAGMA created Type Foundry Volcano-Type.de and the internet forum Slanted.de. In the meantime, Slanted.de has become the most active German typography forum. Volcano Type offers commercial and some free typefaces: DigiBo (Boris Kahl), Objects (free ransom typeface by the house), MonoPoint and DoublePoint (monospace dot matrix families by the house), Amiga Normal and Rounded (pixel typefaces by Boris Kahl), Screeny, Pixel and C64 Style (pixel typefaces by Boris Kahl), Fette Pixel (pixel typeface by Florian Gärtner), Teckbo (digital typeface by Boris Kahl, who writes: Retro-Avant-Garde for Club-Flyer-Honks and Plastic-Pussy-Chicks), Psycho (grunge by Boris Kahl), Wald Ast (tree branch look by Sandra Augstein), Wald Blatt (tree leaf look by Tanja Rastätter), Rollerblind (a pair of dot matrix typefaces by Boris Kahl), Chaucer (uncial by Boris Kahl), Glossy (dot matrix typeface by Sandra Hofacker), Brüll (a funny frog dingbat typeface by Andre Rösler), Pax (a free peace symbol typeface by Heidrun Weißschädel and Alexander Kassel), Mud (free typeface by Boris Kahl). And these display typefaces by Florian Gärtner: Republic, Tacora. And finally the Fone 1 through 3 grunge typefaces by Florian Gärtner. The typefaces of Lars Harmsen (or co-designed by him) at Volcano:
Behance link. Klingspor link. Volcano Type link. MAGMA Brand Design link.
Their bestsellers at MyFonts. View Volcano's complete typeface library. See also here and here. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Located in Croydon, UK. Designers of these Ethiopic fonts in 2002: A1-Desta, A1-Kidan, A1-Qelem, A1-Tesfa, A2-Desta, A2-Kidan, A2-Qelem, A2-Tesfa. Downloadable here. [Google] [More] ⦿
Joachim Frank from Filderstadt, Germany, specializes in anthroposophical typefaces. His fonts include the Filirator (1998, a free linocut / wood print font at Dafont inspired by an old house font of an anthroposophical clinic in Germany), Waldorfduo, Waldorfitalic, Waldorf Outline, Waldorf Schmal, Waldorf Schrift, Waldorfshadow, and Lisa (a free handwriting font). The Waldorfschrift family was created in digital form in the years 1993-1994 by Joachim Frank, inspired by the naturally organic letters from the anthroposophical movement of the 20th century of Rudolf Steiner.
Mike Diaz pointed out that Waldorfschrift is really really close to Ingrid Liche's FF Liant (1995) about which FontFont writes: In 1976 Ingrid Liche began designing Liant Medium for the packaging of the natural cosmetic company Weleda AG in Germany. Since then this typeface has defined the corporate identity of Weleda worldwide and because of this company's prestige, the look to the entire natural cosmetic and biologically oriented industry. Because of a split of opinions in the international company in 1994, the mother company in Switzerland decided to introduce a new house face; thereby giving up the brand name recognition that had been established over twenty years... Because of the turn in events and since Liche still owned the rights to Liant, she decided to distribute the typeface exclusively over FontShop International. She re-digitized the font, adding several ligatures and expanding the typeface to a three weight family. The most noticable characteristic of the font is its lively lines, the forms for which are taken from nature. Within the individual characters there is an exchange of sinking and rising points, which are connected by taut curves.
Typefaces from 2021: Wouldkat (a woodcut font inspired by an old house font of an anthroposophical hospital in Germany; soon after its release removed and renamed to Filirator).
Typefaces from 2022: Skinni (high-waisted and hand-crafted, appropriate for Giacometti statues), Lui (a wide anthroposophic font), Zumbo (hand-crafted letters with an African theme), Lakrits (a primitive hand-printed font influenced by the LogosNazhdag font), Suki (emulating a children's hand). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
A free Amharic (Ethiopian) writing system for Windows that includes six free Amharic fonts by Welé Negga: A1Desta, A1Tesfa, A2Desta, A2Tesfa, A4Desta, A5Desta. All in truetype. [Google] [More] ⦿
British typefounder in London, 1754-1833. Son of William Caslon II, grandson of William Caslon I. He co-owned the Chiswell Street family firm from the death of his father in 1778 until 1792, when he sold his share in the foundry to his mother and his sister-in-law, the widow of his brother Henry. In the same year he purchased the Salisbury Square foundry of Joseph Jackson (apprentice to his grandfather and rival to his father), who had recently died, and called the foundry Caslon&Son. In 1807, this business was passed on to his son William Caslon IV who in turn sold up in 1819 to Blake, Garnett&Co. (later Stephenson Blake). Author of A specimen of printing types (1785, Galabin and Baker, London) and A specimen of cast ornaments (1795, C. Whittingham, London).
Images from A specimen of printing types (1785): a crown, Double Pica Greek, English Arabic, English Italic, Five Line Pica Ships, Long Primer Roman No 1, Pica Black No. 2, Pica Coptic, Pica Ethiopic, Two Line Double Pica, Two Line Great Primer, Two Line Long Primer. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Nairobi, Kenya-based designer of the free typeface One Drop Sans (2018). [Google] [More] ⦿
The Wilton Foundry, which started out in Wilton, CT, but is now in Chattanooga, TN), was founded in 2003 by Robbie de Villiers. It published the semi-stencil typeface EM (2018), Brew (2018), Context Regular (2017: a condensed inline typeface), Målestok (an octagonal logo font family), Yotta (2017, a thin monoline sans specially designed for the fashion retail industry), Werk Serif (2017), Clareza (2016, a clean geometric sans), Leuk (2016, a playful sans), Maker (2015, a fresh rectangle-studded techno-display typeface), Saluzzo (2015, a contemporary calligraphic stencil interpretation of Bodoni), Twine (2014, a warm rounded stencil type inspired by the Plantin typeface which in turn is based on Robert Granjon's Gros Cicero of the 16th century), Cielo (2012, a sans family with some contrast), Marcus (2012, a roman type family in the Trajan style), Typetonic (2011, techno), Skript (2011, a stencilish script), Vallassina (2011, like a child's hand), Bellezza (2010), Pagina (2010, humanist sans), Rijk (2010, calligraphic), Saycheez (2009), Chamber (2009, serif face), Ciseaux (2009), Terzo (2009, calligraphic), Werk (2009, 12-style sans family), Velouté (2008, script), Diario (2009, blackboard script), Carnegie Classic (2009, calligraphic), Ziro (2008, almost a comic book font), Suzie Q (2007, hand-printed), Brasserie (2007, connected script), Chateau (2007, calligraphic script), Pointe (2007, a blackboard script), Atto Sans (2007), Santa Cruz (2007, a serifed headline face), Marzipan (2007, a whimsical script), Spark (2007), Fete (2006, formal script), Flax (2006), Portfolio (2005), Cyan (2006, a compact serif typeface reminiscent of Trajan; updated in 2016 as Cyan Neue), Ceres (2009, related to Cyan), Cyan Sans (2006), Petronella (2006, medieval script), Pezzo (2006, calligraphic script), Canette (2006, calligraphic script), Vecta Serif (2005), Vecta (2005, sans family; also published in 2006 as Vecta DT (DTP Types)), Cinnamon (2005, children's handwriting), Cilantro (2005, fun handwriting, and its niece Hanna (2008)), Misspink (2005, stone-age simplicity), Brown Fox (2005, script), Celsius (2005, felt tip face), Plumage (2007, formal high contrast calligraphy), Plato (2005, faded roman caps), Diplomat (2006, calligraphic), Duet (2004, calligraphic; also published in 2006 as Duet DT (DTP Types)), Spark (2005), Anno Rex (2005), Hampton, SCelsius, Gluestick, Duet Bold (2005, calligraphic), Duet-Flourishes (2004), Duet2Deux, Duet-Regular (2005), Nobodi Bodoni (2005), About Face (2004, script), Benjamin (2003, a geometric sans), Paella (2005), Boondoggle (2005, curly face), Monotonose (2004), Password (2004), LoosieGoosie (2004), Pippin (2005, transitional serif), Carnegie (2004, calligraphic), LatextBold (2003), ModusBoldItalic (2003), Nantucket (2004), Nicolas (2005), Oslo (2005, a legible sans family), Sepia (faded look), Belair.
Chatype is a geometric slab serif typeface family designed in 2012 for the city of Chattanooga, TN, by Robbie de Villiers and Jeremy Dooley.
Unio (2012) is a rounded slab family designed to be sturdy and legible.
In 2017, Wilton Foundry published Yotta, Marcus, Chateau, Pagina, Plato, Beurre, Vecta Serif, Cyan Neue, Buckle, Suzie, Unio, Attic Sans, Blau (hand-chiseled, angular text typeface) and Taglio, a contemporary calligraphic interpretation of incised or inline engraving or carving.
Typefaces from 2018: Chartre, EM, Mijne, Brew, De La Croix (a stencil sans inspired by the works of Eugène Delacroix, leader of the Romantic School) , Halla (a light monoline sans).
Typefaces from 2019: Kular (monospaced), Zentral (an awesome 2-style sculptural font with the angularity of old Czech masters such as Preissig and Menhart).
Typefaces from 2020: Obo Regular (a diamond-studded display typeface), Rito (monospaced).
View Robbie de Villiers' typefaces. Home page. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Commercial outfit with language kits (including fonts) for these languages: Burmese, Cherokee, Inuktitut, Kannada, Lepcha, Limbu, Lontara, Malayalam, Sinhala, Telugu, Tibetan, Bassa, Cambodian, Ethiopic, Laotian, Saurashtra, Sylheti, Tai Le, Tamil, Assyrian (Syriac), Burmese, Georgian, Khmer. [Google] [More] ⦿
Free font depository with many BDF bitmap files. In addition, Adobe's Utopia, Bitstream's Charter, the Lucida fonts, and IBM Courier. Also, GohaTibebZemen (for Ethiopic) and several Syriac fonts from the Syriac Computing Institute. Japanese mirror. [Google] [More] ⦿
Yandi Adi Prasetya
Yandi Adi Prasetya (Yandi Designs, Kediri, East Java, Indonesia) specializes in brush and dry brush scripts, and handcrafted typefaces. He designed the decorative handcrafted typefaces Happy Ending (2015), Sweety Donut (2015, with African textures), Godong (2015) and Algae (2015). Yandi also designed the poster typeface Vintage (2015), the rounded typeface family Aruna (2015) and the mathy deco typeface Geomath (2015) which comes with many ornaments including sets called Sunburst and Geometry Flower.
Typefaces from 2017: Rogan Winters, Bambi, Glypher Script, Traits Inky, Misty Whisper, Majesty Luxury, Quacky, Realism, Rosita Flourish, First Love Script.
Typefaces from 2018: Resign Modern Brush, Kabut Senja Brush, Dried Bold, Guilty Brush, Inky Bag Brush, Vintage Ink Brush, Fable Bug Simple, Always Happy Ink, Big Fellas Cute, Shakila Script, Rainy Day Brush, Reality Brush, Black Sail Brush, Cute Kraft, Wrist Hand Brush, Hanging, Pixie Ring, Jelly Cream, Kandy Yum, Honey Lemon Cute, Canda Tawa Cute, Apple Juice Fun, Matte Brush Bold Script Realita Color, Pinky Sweet Cute, Quartz Simple Script, Little Summer Cute, Vintage Moon Marker, Free Style Marker, Flying Kite, Farmer Market Simple, Beauty Salon Modern, Last Rose, South River, Flower Stick (flowers), Bambi (brush script), Vintage Modern, Rogan Winters, Petapon, Fear Less, Ramen The Hungry, New Sun Playful, Marked Simple Marker, My Way Script Hakim Signature, Hasty Elegant, Realm, Knight Simple, Bold Ink Simple, Alexa Modern Brush Script, Inside Me, Nefalin Yummy Script, Melisa Fun, Amist Mystical Script, Wasabi Asian Style, Befalow Rustic, Tania Kast Modern Script, Almond Hand Lettering Script. Beasty Fun, First Love Script.
Typefaces from 2019: Don't Angry, Night Scream, Steady Script Spatula Cooking, Kimono Script, Signatura, Soneta, Lemon Juice Script, Quirky, Manise Lovely Script, Jasmine, Krakatoa Brush, Racket, Hawkey Brush, Artisan Brush, BlackBox Playful, Hakuna Cute, Humble Brush, Planet, Westo, Salmon Brush, Jealous Cute, Hakuro Marker, Kapslock Simple, Last Cake, Big Fat Brush, Silent Moon Scary, Shaly Cute, Great Month, Big Owl, Sweet Brush, Venture, Prince Flamingo, Stone Age, Simple Marker, Summer Foliage, Pick Nick Holiday, Broken, Tasty Grill, Alpen Snow, Gold Stack Serif Secret Water Simple, Hokuto Asian, Hey Spring Brush, Tiny Rabbit Handwriting, Balmy Day Brush, Hikaru Asian. [Google] [More] ⦿
Shareware Yoruba language fonts developed at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Yoruba program by Antonia Schleicher. Truetype for Mac and PC. 20USD for the full font, free for lower case letts only. [Google] [More] ⦿
Zilap (or: Mr. Zilap, or Zilap Estudio)
Juan Guillermo Navarro Barrios runs the design and illustration studio Zilap in Medellin, Colombia. In 2014, he created the hipster typeface Zilap Normal. In 2015, with the cooperation of LJ Design, he created the free futuristic typeface TRG Zilap and the alchemic occult typeface Zilap Geometrik. Zilap Tribu (2016) is an alchemic African tribal font, Zilap Oriental (2016) is an alchemic oriental simulation font, Zilap Corporative (2016) is designed for corporate indentities, Zilap Natural (2016) is a rounded sans typeface, Zilap Alien (2016) is an alien dingbat font, and Zilap Espacial (2016) is an alchemic space era font. Gabi Barnat designed the tribal font Zilap Barnat in 2016. Zilap Marine (2016) is a wavy display typeface. Zilap Urban (2016) is a funky hipster typeface.
Typefaces from 2017: Zilap Sound (hipster style), Zilap Precolombino, Zilap Mystery, Zilap Combat, Zilap Africa, Zilap Monograma, Zilap Black Storm, Zilap Nitro (a racetrack font), Zilap Evolution, Zilap Deep Sleep.
Typefaces from 2018: Zilap Sensitive, Zilap Russia (constructivist, Cyrillic simulation), Zilap Exclusive (pearled), Zilap Orion (futuristic).
It is unclear if Juan Navarro is the same as Luis Jaramillo, because his fonts are published under Luis Jaramillo's label, LJ Design.
Typefaces from 2019: Zilap Destiny.
Typefaces from 2020: Zilap Romance. Fontspace link. Facebook link. Fontspace link. LJ Design Studios link. [Google] [More] ⦿
The Zimbabwe Institute of Vigital Arts is a typography and graphic design school in Harare, Zimbabwe, led by Saki Mafundikwa. Alternate URL. Creative Pro page. [Google] [More] ⦿