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Type design in Albania


Albian Gagica

Digital artist in Kosova, Albania. Behance link. Most historians believe that the Albanians are descendants of the Indo-German tribesmen called the Illyrians who were in the Western Balkans ca. 1000bc. Illyria (2011) is a curly monoline sans script that permeates Victorian perfumes. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ana Hoxha

Milan, Italy and Tirana, Albania-based designer of Juan Miro Typeface (2012), a school project that was finished in EPS vector format. Free download.

In 2017, Ana Hoxha and Julian Hoxhaj co-designed the free techno font Shkoder 1989. Dribble link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Arlind Ramadani

Albanian designer (b. 1999) of the tall condensed typeface Black Space (2020). [Google] [More]  ⦿

ASD Graphics
[Erdjol Halili]

Tirana, Albania-based designer of the neurotic typefaces Acid (2022) and Paranoia (2022). [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Vasjen Katro]

Visual designer in Tirana, Albania, who specializes in technologically-inspired designs. In 2019, together with Mathieu Desjardins, he created the wonderful typeface Neue Machina, which features deep ink traps in a technical / monospaced / geometric body. Neue Machina is destined to win many major type design awards. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Burim Loshaj
[Loshaj Foundry]

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Christo Bino

Thessaloniki, Greece and Korce, Albania-based designer of the fine free (Latin) display typeface Geometrico (2016). His main thing, though, is the design of sets of icons, such as the large varied sets Slimicons (2016) and Sharpicons (2016). His company is called Dreamstale. Behance link. Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Emiljo Zhupani

Saint Louis, MO-based designer of the geometric eperimental typefaces Befold (2014) and Groot (2014). Emiljo was born in Pogradec, Albania and studied at the St Louis Community College. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Emir Zaimi

Albanian designer (b. 1992) of the hand-drawn typeface Popo (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Enrik Doci

Student in Tirana, Albania, who created the hand-drawn typeface Heavy Metal Lover (2012).

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Erdjol Halili
[ASD Graphics]

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Erion Dyrmishi

Aka Aron Delir. Albanian designer (b. 1987; Klingspor mentions 1982 though) of the circle-based typeface Dome Circle (2013), the sans typefaces Conero (2013), Kelvetica (2013), and Neovix Basic (2013), Bocemina (2013), and the videogame typeface Neovix (2013).

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Ilektra Jole

Tirana, Albania-based designer of a decorative caps typeface that was inspired by Wassily Kandinsky (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Julian Hoxhaj

Milan-based (Albanian) designer (b. 1989) of the free techno font Shkoder 1989 (with Ana Hoxha). Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jurgena Tahiri

Freelance photographer in Tirana, Albania, who created the hair-stylized Ile Font and the fun display typeface Albanica in 2014. In 2015, Jurgena designed the curly Deco Type and the decorative caps typeface Albanica. Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Katia Keisi

Tirana, Albania-based designer of an ornamental painted all caps typeface in 2016. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Loshaj Foundry
[Burim Loshaj]

Burim Loshaj's Albanian type foundry, Loshaj Foundry, was established in 2013. It later moved to Erie, PA.

His first typeface is the condensed octagonal Pillar (2013). In 2014, he designed the sci-fi typeface Interstellar (Latin, Greek and Cyrillic) and the squarish typeface Cinderblock.

The shadow typeface South Central (2016) is inspired by the garffiti of some gangs in Los Angeles.

Typefaces from 2019: Cubit.

Dafont link. Creative Market link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Pedro Angelo

During his graphic design studies at INFNET in Rio de Janeiro, Pedro Angelo created the free art deco typeface Drini (2015), which was inspired by the headline of the monthly Albanian tourism bulletin, published in Tirana from 1941 to 1943 during the Italian occupation. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Qendrim Uka

Pristina, Kosovo (was: Turana, Albania)-based student-designer of the alphading typeface Albanian Flag (2014). In 2017 he designed the free display typeface Cactus and the free hipster typeface Iceland.

In 2019, he designed the geometric typeface Minsk Sans, the color font Bahnhof, the spindly fashion mag typeface Atticus, and the display sans typeface Saudade.

In 2020, he released the free display typeface Gaia Condensed. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Taulant Sulko

Originally from Tirana, Albania, Taulant now lives in Ottawa. Using an on-line tool called Harmony, he drew the Insane Graphic Typeface in 2010. Taulant is an illustrator.

In 2012, Taulant made the thin condensded slab typeface Hammer.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ted Reka

Albanian designer of House M D (2006). [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Yll Rugova]

Yll Rugova is an Albanian information designer and typographer who is part of the TrembeLat design team in Prishtina, Kosovo. He is an advocate for secularism, creative commons, feminism and political reform in Kosovo. Designer of these typefaces:

  • Ekstropia: a simplified grotesque family.
  • Rilindja: a techno sans family.
  • Thelbi: a one-style sans.
  • Kapital: a severe squarish all caps sans characterized by a soviet capital K.
  • Frang Bardhi: a transitional text typeface.
  • Shkarravina: a hand-printed font.
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Valdet Hajdari

Tirana, Albania-based graphic designer who created Skuer (2012), a fat display typeface.

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

Vasjen Katro

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Xhansel Xhabiri

Designer in Kosova, Albania, who created the ultra-black square-shaped typeface Anime in 2012 (no longer available). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yll Rugova

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