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[Illustration called Gadus Morhua by Niklas Sundin, Sweden]

Luc Devroye
McGill University
Montreal, Canada
lucdevroye@gmail.com
http://luc.devroye.org
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Abby Wilhelm

Creator of Treeline (2013, an alchemic typeface), which was designed during her studies at the University of Georgia in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Absolut Foundry
[Gumpita Rahayu]

Gugum Gumpita Rahayu is a graphic designer based in Bandung, Indonesia, b. 1991. In 2013, he set up Absolut Foundry.

Creator of the rounded sans typeface Tracks Type (2013, free at Fontfabric). Yuma is a free tweetware alchemic typeface. It is based on navajo patterns. Kurve (2013) is a sans headline typeface. Biere (2013) is a modular display typeface. Mojave (2013) is an all caps sans typeface.

In 2013, he created Rocca, which is modeled after spurred wood type display styles from the Victorian era. Warenhuis de Vries is inspired by the signage on a 19th century colonial Dutch heritage building---the De Vries building, which today houses the OCBC NISP Bank---in Bandung, Indonesia. This font was renamed Oud Warenhuis (2013). Dutch colonial tropical architecture in Bandung led to the art deco typeface Bandoengsche (2013). Buy it here. Companion League (2013) is an octagonal Latin / Cyrillic signage typeface. Driekleur (2013) is pure Dutch colonial deco based on signage in a 1930s building (called De Driekleur) in Bandung built by Dutch architect A.F. Aalbers. March (2013) is a display family that includes beveled and inline styles.

Free typefaces from 2013 include Mohave (all caps sans) and Flagship Slab Rounded.

Typefaces made in 2014: Dealers, Metrisch (a wide tall x-height geometric sans family), Luzern (a neutral Swiss sans family---two free weights), Swarha Neue (an art deco sans named after the Swarha Islamic Building in Bandung made by Dutch architect Wolff Schoemaker from 1930-1935).

Dafont link. Behance link. Creative Market link. Old URL. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Active Images (or: Comic Book Fonts, or: Comicraft)
[Dave Lanphear]

Rita Simpson and Richard Starkings' company which specialized in comic book fonts. The newest Tekton-lookalike font, Hellshock, was designed by Dave Lanphear.

Some typefaces: Achtung Baby (1997), Adamantium, Chills, DivineRight, DoubleBack, DutchCourage Elsewhere, IncyWincySpider, RunningWithScissors, Spills StandBy4Action, Stormtrooper, TheStorySoFar, Thrills, ToBeContinued, Alchemite, Astro City, Bithead, Bronto Burger, CarryonScreaming, ClobberInTime, Comicrazy, Flameon, Frostbite, GrimlyFiendish, JimLee, JoeMad, Meltdown, MonsterMash, PhasesOnStun, PulpFictioon, ResistanceIs, SezWho/SezYou, SpookyTooth, Splashdown, TimSale, Wildwords (129 USD!), YuleTideLog, Zoinks. Most fonts by John Roshell. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Adam Moroncsik

Handletterer and illustrator from Budapest. He created Khimaira (2011, futuristic/alchemic). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Adam Svejda

Prague-based designer of the avant-garde sans typeface Counter (2013), Wladiwostok (2013, constructivist), Alma (2013, a wavy typeface), Illumination (2013, an alchemic typeface), Ambush (2013, an alchemic typeface) and Play Font (2013). He studied in Pilsen. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aday Falcón
[Art Platanao]

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Adi Dizdarevic
[DYYA Fonts]

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Adien Gunarta
[Fontastic Indonesia]

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Agathe Boudin

Parisian graphic designer. Creator of Evolutive Typeface (2013, alchemic). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Agung Maskund
[Decade Typefoundry]

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Alberto Alvarez

Madrid-based designer of Black (2014, an alchemic typeface) and Magma (2014, an experimental geometric typeface). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alberto Carnero

Graphic and type designer, and calligrapher, in Madrid. In 2012, he published Publia Text, a wedge serif newspaper text and headlines typeface during his postgraduate type design studies at the European Institute of Design in Madrid. Publia Text was published by Comando Cran.

Liebe Lorraine (2012) is an alchemic typeface. Espina (2012) is a spurred caps-only typeface. Mum Italic (2012) is in the planning stages.

New web page since 2013. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alberto Vitullo

Italian photographer who works in London. He created the alchemic typeface Universe (2013), a custom typeface made for Feel Good Inc. Collective in Genoa, Italy. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alchemy-related fonts

Snmall archive with fonts related to alchemy: Alchemy, Astro, Greek, Hebrew-Regular, Hermetic-Regular. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aldo Pulella

Johannesburg, South Africa-based designer of the alchemic typeface Finding 57 (2012, Ten Dollar Fonts).

Typefaces from 2013 include Lunar9 and Narma.

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

Alejandra Riera Mora

Graduate of the Miami Ad School in Madrid who lives in Murcia, near where many spaghetti westerns were filmed. No surprise then that she created the Western look typeface Bandido and the counterless display face Cactus in 2012.

Architecture font is a wide techno face.

For something completely different, she turned to alchemism with the nutty Nick Minaj font (2012).

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

Aleksandra Gundorova

Based in Saint Petersburg, Russia, Aleksandra Gundorova created an unnamed Latin alchemic typeface in 2013. Restoran (2012) is a very original symbol font: each glyph represents in iconic abstract form an item on a restaurant menu.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alex Gart

Aka Alex Gorilla. Alex Gart (Chelyabinsk, Russia) created the commercial alchemic typeface The Elementarity (2013). It can be bought here. He also made Weather Icons (2013).

Behance link. Graphic River link for buying his typefaces. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alex Haigh
[Thinkdust]

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Alex Tomlinson
[Skyhaven]

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Alexander Beck

Mainz, Germany-based creator of Fadista (2013) during his studies at the University of Applied Sciences Mainz. Calling Fadista another fucking hip and ctrendy experimental grotesque, he explains: The main references were letterings from sheet music to the traditional Portuguese fado created by the artist Stuart Carvalhais (1887-1961). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexander Wright

Alexander Wright (Modo Visual, Caracas, Venezuela) created the hip alchemic display face Alicia (2012, HypeForType). It won an award at Tipos Latinos 2012.

In 2014, he published the prismatic typeface Maquinista, which can be bought at Hype For Type. It won an award at Tipos Latinos 2014.

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

Alexandros Mavrogiannis
[Studio Big Horror]

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Alisa Nowak

French type designer who studied at Fachhochschule Düsseldorf (2009) and at the Ecole supérieure d'art et de design d'Amiens, France. In 2012, her blackletter typeface Eskapade Fraktur was published by Type Together. The angular weights Eskapade Regular and Eskapade Italic were added in 2012.

With Sebastien Degeilh, she is a partner in Nowak & Degeilh, a French typefoundry started in 2012. At Nowak & Degeilh, she created the 3d geometric overlay font family Carton (2012).

At Fontyou, Alisa codesigned the stylish Egyptian typeface Achille FY (2012) with Gia Tran, Gregori Vincens, Valentine Proust and Bertrand Reguron. With Gia Tran, Gregori Vincens, Valentine Proust and Elvire Volk, she codesigned the monoline sans display typeface Younion FY (2013). Younion One FY is free at Dafont.

Codesigner of Kaili FY (2013: an exotic typeface with crazy ligatures, inspired by Indian scripts, by Gregori Vincens, Bertrand Reguron, Gia Tran and Alisa Nowak) at Fontyou.

The EPS format display typeface Alice FY (2013) was codesigned by Alisa Nowak, Micaela Neustadt, Gia Tran, Bertrand Reguron and Valentine Proust at Fontyou. It was inspired by Adrien Genevard's lettering. Sub-themes are Alice in Wonderland and playing cards.

The EPS format frilly script typeface Lullaby FY (2013) was codesigned by Alisa Nowak, Micaela Neustadt, Gia Tran, Bertrand Reguron and Valentine Proust at Fontyou. It too was inspired by Adrien Genevard's lettering. Exquise FY (2013) is a fashion mag didone codesigned by Bertrand Reguron, Alisa Nowak, Valentine Proust, Elvire Volk and Gia Tran at Fontyou. Gia Tran, Alisa Novak, Micaela Neustadt, Bertrand Reguron and Grégori Vincens codesigned the curvy stressed elliptical sans typeface Bruum FY (2013).

Towards the end of 2013, she published four typefaces with Luis Gomes and Jeremie Hornus: Booster FY (a rounded sans), Gauthier FY (a transitional typeface family, followed in 2014 by Gauthier Next FY), Lean-O FY (a slab serif with leaning asymmetrical brackets; see also LeanO Sans in 2014), Marianina FY (a contemporary condensed 24-style headline sans family with simple strokes. Characterized by kinks in the ascenders).

Gregori Vincens, Gia Tran, J&eacxute;rémie Hornus and Alisa Nowak codesigned the humanist sans typeface Klaus FY (2013).

The slender display typeface Sérafine FY (2013) was codesigned by Jason Vandenberg, Jérémie Hornus and Alisa Nowak.

Codesigner with Mr. Zyan of the alchemic hipster font Pyrenees FY (2013).

In 2013, she collaborated with Jérémie Hornus and Fabien Gailleul at FontYou on the design of the astrological simulation typeface Astral FY. The same group of three collaborated in 2014 on Naive Gothic FY.

In 2014, Adrien Midzic, Jason Vandenberg, Jérémie Hornus, Julien Priez and Alisa Nowak codesigned the creamy script Vanilla FY. It was renamed Vanille FY after a few days. Still in 2014, Adrien Midzic, Jérémie Hornus and Alisa Nowak codesigned the very humanist sans family Saya FY and Saya Semisans FY. Luis Gomes, Jérémie Hornus and Alisa Nowak codesigned the rounded sans typeface family Booster Next FY in 2014. Joao Costa codesigned the thin lachrymal typeface Zitrone FY in 2014 at FontYou with Jérémie Hornus and Alisa Nowak. In 2014, Monica Munguia, Alisa Nowak and Jérémie Hornus codesigned the blackletter typeface Blackmoon FY. In 2014, Matthieu Meyer, Alisa Nowak and Jérémie Hornus codesigned the wedge serif typeface Ennio FY at FontYou. The punchy poster typeface Kraaken FY (2014) was designed by the FontYou team of Bertrand Reguron, Alice Resseguier, Valentine Proust, Julien Priez, Gia Tran, Jérémie Hornus, and Alisa Nowak. In 2014, Joachim Vu, Jérémie Hornus and Alisa Nowak codesigned the classical copperplate script typeface Vicomte FY. Codesigner with Jan Dominik Gillich of Sperling FY (2014, FontYou), a didone-inspired headline or fashion mag display typeface family. Designer of Marianina Wide FY (2014). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

ALT Foundry
[Andreas Leonidou]

ALT is the type foundry of Andreas Leonidou, a graphic design student from Limassol, Cyprus, b. 1986. Flickr link. Behance link. Hellofont link. Devian Tart link. Klingspor link.

He created Foldgami, Apollo 13 (techno, futuristic), Fatgami, Origamia, Paper Roll, Alt Retro (2010, multilined family), Alt Tiwo (2010, fat counterless), Alt Matey (2010, a family that includes a multiline style; the piano key typeface Alt Matey V2 followed in 2012), ALT Lautus (2010, a minimalistic monoline sans family), Japanese Cities Type Experiment (2010), ALT Alternatice (2010), ALT Vxt11 (2010, a high-contrast art deco octagonal face), ALT Aeon (2010, a unicase but multiline family), Alt Re 32 (2010, techno), ALT Mun (2010, a curlified family), ALT Breo (2011, octagonal family), ALT Exline (2011), Jun Script (2011, connected contemporary upright script), ALT Ayame (2011, condensed squarish family, +Long), Alt UAV31 (2011, an octagonal experiment), Alt Moav (2011, a striking geometric caps face. Images: i, ii, iii), Alt Geko (2011, an art deco caps face), and Archetype (unicase, Bauhaus).

Free fonts at Devian Tart: Alt Retro (2010, multilined family), ALT Hiroshi (2011, ornamental), ALT Deville (2011, spurred).

Typefaces made in 2012: DNR001, ALT Kora (for the identity of Drone), ALT Fat (monospaced squarish caps face), ALT Exodus (sci fi face), Alt Wet (a paint splatter face), Alt Sku (ornamental didone face), Alt Robotechnica (pixel face), Exodus (a blackletter style straight-edged typeface), Juk01 (an ornmaental mechanical typeface), Alt Sake (a thin condensed poster typeface).

Typefaces from 2013: Modu (alchemic), Modu Deco/a>, Bely (a severe-looking almost constructivist Latin/Cyrillic typeface).

Typefaces from 2014: Ren (a free vintage display typeface family).

View Andreas Leonidou's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Alumia
[Maarten van 't Wout]

Maarten van 't Wout (Alumia) is the Lisse, The Netherlands-based creator of the following commercial typefaces:

  • Alumia (2012, Ten Dollar Fonts) was designed for logos.
  • The alchemic typeface Arctic (2012).
  • The clean monoline sans face Code (2011).
  • The octagonal paper fold typeface Fabric (2012, Ten Dollar Fonts).
  • Gelato (2012) and Bar (2012) were inspired by icecream bars. Maarten posted Gelato on Behance, and within a day or so, he changed the name to Bar.
  • Monorail (2012) is squarish but slightly rounded, and is monolined.
  • Orbit (2012). A font in which all curves are arcs of circles. Can be bought at Ten Dollar Fonts.
  • Alpine (2013). Available from Ten Dollar Fonts.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alva Aur

Alva Aur (Valencia, Spain) designed the Witch Lab typeface (2012, alchemic). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alvaro F. Echavarri

Madrid-based designer of the alchemic / hipster typeface TCCM (2013). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Amanda Bean

Wellington, New Zealand-based designer of the free alchemic typeface Transmission (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Amaury Hamon

Amaury Hamon (Lille, France) created the alchemic typeface Modulando in 2013 during his graphic design studies.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anders Engen

Anders Engen (Oslo, Norway) created Letters of Death in 2010. This tattoo / black metal typeface was inspired by the cholo writing of the gangs in Los Angeles. He also made an alchemic typeface for the Sommerøya Elektronika Festival 2012.

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Andonis Moushis

During his studies in Nottingham, UK Andonis Moushis designed the alchemic typeface Circus (2013) for the Museum of the Circus. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrea Mantuano

Milan-based creator of the hexagonal typeface Slight (2012), the thin experimental typeface Rim (2012) and the thin straight-edged Linea (2012). He studies at NABA University in Milan.

In 2013 he designed the alchemic typeface Alter.

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Andrea Seepter

Tallinn, Estonia-based designer of the alchemic typeface Mermera (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrél;anne Teasdale

Quebec City-based designer of the alchemic typeface Absolu in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andreas Leonidou
[ALT Foundry]

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Andres Hertsens

Illustrator and animator in Brussels. Creator of the covers for Pablo Andres, for which he used his own (unnamed) alchemic typeface (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Angel Falcon

Graphic designer in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria who created Rising Typeface in 2013, for which he took inspiration from samurai warriors. Artyca (2013) is Gill Sans, adapted to various symbologies. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Angelica Baini

Angelica Baini was born in Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy in 1990. During her studies at the New World School of the Arts in Miami, FL, she designed the blackletter typeface Infinitüm (2013), which can be bought from Ten Dollar Fonts. Creator of the alchemic typeface Marina (2012).

Behance link. Cargo Collective link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Annalisa Yeo

Creator of the vector font Fore (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Annette Ruchala

Annette Ruchala, a freelance designer in Phoenix, AZ, created the alchemic typeface Cult Font in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anton Holm

Freelance illustrator and graphic designer in Eskilstuna, Sweden. Creator of the alchemic typeface Aber Grotesque (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aqueno Design

Aqueno Design (Burgos, Spain) created the hipster / alchemic typeface Euforia in 2013. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Arjun Harrison-Mann

Design student in Birmingham, UK. Creator of Forma (2012), an alchemic typeface that was inspired by Aztec and third century Coptic symbols and signs. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Art Platanao
[Aday Falcón]

Aday Falcón (Art Plataneo, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria) is the Spanish designer who created the free alchemic typeface Boyuna (2012) at FontStruct. He also made the wavy Alisios (2012) and the art deco typeface Frank Wayne (2012).

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

Artemy Perevertin

Designer located in Moscow. Behance link. Creator of the free alchemic typeface Indi Bonga (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aston Rose

Aston Rose (London, UK) designed the alchemic typeface Hunter (2012) and the inline athletic lettering typeface Dunamai (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Astrologix

Archive with an alchemy, American Indian and astrology symbol font from Laser Printing Solutions. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Atelier Olschinsky
[Peter Olschinsky]

Vienna, Austria-based design studio, est. 2002 by Peter Olschinsky and Verena Weiss. They published the type family Ato (2012), which has Sans, Slab and Display (art deco) subfamilies. Outer Space (2012), Sato (2012, a bilined display typeface), Neopolis (2012, futurismo), Deconstruct (2012), Chaos (2012) and Construct (2012) are experimental. Bato (2012) is an alchemic type family. And Vato (2012) is a wonderful brushy poster headline face.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aviv Studio
[Luis Miguel Torres]

Aviv Studio in Monterrey and Mexico City consists of Diego L. Rodriguez (from Madrid, Spain) and Luis Miguel Torres. Typefaces:

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Be Imageprojects

Amsterdam-based studio that created the mysterious display typeface Unbark (2014), the experimental Antitype (2014), and the labyrinthine Lockwork (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Beatriz Cóias
[Thrashin]

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Beatriz Izquierdo

Based in Burgos, Spain, Beatriz Izquierdo designed Euforia (2013, an alchemic typeface) and Balum (2014, a curly all caps typeface). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bellistrami

Terni, Italy-based creator the monospaced alchemic typeface Chroma (2013).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Benito Ruiz

Benito Ruiz (Madrid, Spain) created the hip free typeface Totem (2014, FontStruct) and the free modular typeface Rise (2014, FontStruct). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Benjamin Rivera

Benjamin Rivera (b. 1987, Santiago, Chile) created the alchemic typeface Paihuen Mapuche (2013), which was inspired by native symbologies. Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bernat Gramage/Toni Benlliure
[Estudi Xarop]

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Beta
[Tanawat Sakdawisarak]

Beta is the company of Tanawat Sakdawisarak, a graduate of the Faculty of Visual Communication Arts and Graphic Design at Assumption University in Bangkok. It sells fonts and EPS format typefaces through YWFT, all more or less alchemic in nature.

In 2009, Tanawat designed several Latin and Thai typefaces such as Bedhead Sweet (avant-garde face) and Bedhead Sway (paper-fold face).

In 2012, he and Praire Kongpairin codesigned the alchemic hieroglyph-inspired typeface Saita (available at Ten Dollar Fonts). Still in 2012, he created YWFT Roland (an EPS format ornamental caps face), Baltic and Whiskey in a related style. YWFT Dogma (2012) is an EPS caps face based on the same design principles.

In 2013, he published the EPS vector set YWFT Pipe and writes: It's not a flatbed truck, it's a series of tubes, and this totally tubular Pipe will carry you down the water slide to bubble town before you can say "pop art." A little touch of Nintendo, some extra olive juice, and a green Jell-o chaser make for this bubbling EPS vector handset, containing two different styles: flat and glossy/reflection. King (2013) is an alchemic EPS forrmat typeface family.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Brandon Whiteman

During his studies in Auckland, New Zealand, Brandon Whiteman created the hipster typeface Obtuse (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bruno Capezzuoli
[Pixel Orchestra]

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Bruno Carbonell

Graphic designer in Barcelona, who created Fedora Serif in 2012 and Ritual Serif (an esoteric face based on ancient blood rites and a bit of alchemy---think Jonathan Barnbrook) in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Caleb Barnett

Wellington, New Zealand-based creator of the alchemic typeface Mercy (2013), which was designed during his studies at Yoobee School of Design (formely Natcoll Design Technology). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Carlos Gois

Freelance graphic designer in Porto who made a stunning tall condensed poster font in 2012 called Vallentina.

In 2013, he designed Ragazza (an alchemic typeface). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ceci Peralta

Graphic designer in Monterrey, Mexico, who created a strong blackboard bold style face, Verano88 (2011) and the alchemic Cucurumbé (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chris Hampshire

Milnthorpe, UK-based designer of the hipster typeface Red Dawn (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Christian Bortey

Toronto-based graphic designer who created the alchemic typeface Lord & Saviour (2012), dedicated to Jesus Christ. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Christian Cuesta

Christian Cuesta (Palma de Mallorca) created the alchemic typeface Square (2013). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Christophe Barneau

Parisian designer of alchemic or mystery fonts such as Voodoo (2011), Voyager (2011), Spiritum (2011) and Black Anchor (2011). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Christopher J. Noyes
[Golden Dawn Research Center]

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Christopher Vilela

Easton, MA-based designer of the alchemic typeface Geo Easton (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Claire Pedersen

Lawrence, KS-based designer of Homeward (2013, an alchemic typeface), which was created during her studies there. It can be bought at Ten Dollar Fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Clément Barbé

Parisian design student at ESAG Penninghen (where he is taking courses from, e.g., Muriel Paris) who made a custom typeface for the Housse de Racket band in 2012. Dinosaur (2012) can be bought at Ten Dollar Fonts. He also designed the thin display family Muerte (2012), the alchemic typeface Pharaon (2012, inspired by the Spielberg movie Indiana Jones : Raiders of the Lost Ark), the display face Tennis (2012), the volcano-shape-inspired Volcano (2012), and the wavy Sailor (2012).

In 2013, he amde the alhemic typeface Black. Hellofont link, where his fonts can be bought. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Comicraft (or: Active Images)
[Richard Starkings]

Comicraft was founded by Richard Starkings and John Roshell in 1992. Located in Santa Monica and Los Angeles, they do lettering and design for the comic book industry and make comic book fonts. At one point they were also called Comic Book Fonts. The current presidents are Rita Simpson and Richard Starkings. Alternate URL. T-26 link. Some fonts: Sanctum Sanctorum (2003), Grandguignol (2003), MagicalMysticalFour (2003), Smash (2003), Aztech, Joe Kubert, Gobbledygook, Meanwhile, Matinee Idol [Nick Curtis has a much nicer script font by the same name, sold by MyFonts], Manganese (Asian-lookalike by Richard Starkings), Altogether OOky (by John Roshell), AbsolutelyFabulous, Achtung Baby (1997, Richard Starkings: a brutalist typeface), Adamantium, Alchemite, AstroCity, AstroCity International, Bithead, BrontoBurger, CarryOnScreaming, Chills, ClobberinTime, Comicrazy, Destroyer, DivineRight, DoubleBack, DutchCourage (1995, an art deco family), Elsewhere (art nouveau), Flameon, Framistat (2000, JG), Frostbite, GrimlyFiendish, Hooky, Hellshock, IncyWincySpider, JimLee, JoeMad, KissAndTell, KissAndTell International (2000, JG), Meltdown, MonsterMash, PhasesOnStun, PulpFiction, ResistanceIs..., RunningWithScissors, SchoolsOut (1999, John Roshell), SezWho/SezYou, SpookyTooth, Spills, Splashdown, StandBy4Action, Stormtrooper, TheStorySoFar, ToBeContinued, Thrills, WildWords, WildWords International, YuleTideLog, Zoinks, ZAP Pack, Digital Delivery, Jeff Campbell (2000, by JG), Los Vampiros, DeadMansChest, Cutthroat International (2000), Rigor Mortis (2000, John Roshell), DangerGirl, Thingamajig, Red Star, Red Square, Drop Case, Too Much Coffee Man, NearMyth, Stonehenge, Golem and SwordsAndSorcerers (medieval or runes fonts). Their monster fonts collection includes MonsterMash, CarryOnScreaming, Chills, GooseBumps, CreepyCrawly, Grimly Fiendish, IncyWincySpider, SpookyTooth, Meltdown and TrickorTreat dingbats. In 2005, MyFonts started selling their collection. Fonts by Starkings include Achtung Baby, Carry On Screaming, Clobberin Time, Flame On, Goosebumps, Grimly Fiendish, Sez, Splashdown. The full font list: Absolutely Fabulous (1999), Achtung Baby (1997), Adam Kubert (2005), Adamantium (1999), Alchemite (1997), Altogether Ooky (1999), Area51 (2005), Astro City (2005), Astronauts In Trouble (2005), Atomic Wedgie (2005), Aztech (2005), Battle Cry (2005), Battle Scarred (2005), Belly Laugh (2005), Biff Bam Boom (2005), Bithead (1997), Blah Blah Blah (2005), Bronto Burger (1996), Carry On Screaming (1996), Chatterbox (2005), Cheeky Monkey (2005), Cheese And Crackers (2005), Chills (1997), Clobberin Time (1995), Comicrazy (1995), Creepy Crawly (2005), Cutthroat (2005), Danger Girl (2005), Dave Gibbons (2005), Dead Mans (2005), Dear Diary (2005), Designer Genes (2005), Destroyer (1999), Digital Delivery (2005), Divine Right (1998), Doohickey (2005), Double Back (1998), Dreamland (2005), Drop Case (2005), Dutch Courage (1995), Elsewhere (1998), Euphoria (2005), Exterminate (1999), Face Front (2005), Flame On (1997), Forked Tongue (2005), Framistat (2005), Frostbite (1997), Girls Girls Girls (2005), Gobbledygook (2005), Golem (2005), Goosebumps (2005), Grande Guignol (2003), Grimly Fiendish (1998), Hedge Backwards (2005), Hellshock (1997), Hooky (1999), Hush Hush (2005), Hyperdrive (2005), Incy Wincy Spider (1996), Jeff Campbell (2005), Jeff Campbell Sketchbook (2005), Jim Lee (1998), Joe Kubert (2005), Joe Mad (1999), Kiss And Tell (1999), Ladronn (2005), Los Vampiros (1999), Manganese (1999), Matinee Idol (2005), Meanwhile (2005), Meltdown (1997), Mike Wieringo (2005), Monster Mash (1997), Near Myth (2005, a grunge face, since 2007 also at T26), Nuff Said (2005), Overbyte (2005), Paranoid Android (2005), Pascual Ferry (2005), Pass The Port (2005), Phases On Stun (1995), Primal Scream (2005), Pulp Fiction (1996), Red Square (2005), Red Star (2005), Resistance Is (1997), Rigor Mortis (2005), Rumble (1994), Running With Scissors (1997), Sanctum Sanctorum (1998), Santas Little Helpers (2005), Schools Out (1999), Sean Phillips (2005), Sentinel (2005), Sez (1998), Shannon Wheeler (2005), Shannon Wheeler (2005), Smash (2005), Snowmany Snowmen (2005), Soothsayer (2005), Spellcaster (2005), Spills (1997), Splashdown (1997), Spookytooth (2005), Stand By4 Action (1997), Stonehenge (2005), Stormtrooper (1997), Thats All Folks (2005), The Story So Far (1998), Thingamajig (2005), Thrills (1997), Tim Sale (1999), Tim Sale Brush (2005), Tim Sale Lower (2005), Timelord (2005), To Be Continued (2005), Too Much (2005), Tough Talk (2005), Treacherous (2005), Trick Or Treat (2005), Wall Scrawler (2005), Wiccan Sans (1999), Wiccan Serif (1999), Wiccan Special (1999, see also T-26), Wild And Crazy (1997), Wild Words (1995), Yada Yada Yada (2005), Yeah Baby (2005), Yuletide Log (1996), Zoinks (2005), Phil Yeh (2006), Zzzap (2006), Battle Damaged (2007), Speeding Bullet (2006), Foom (2007), Letterbot (2007), Timsale (2007), Cutthroat (2007), Framistat (2007), Area 51 (2007, techno, octagonal), CC Comicraft (2007), Ratatat (2008), Mad Scientist (2008), Monologous (2008, T-26), HolierThanThou (2008, T26), Elephantmen (2008, grunge face at T26), Storyline (2008, T-26), Primal Scream (2009, T-26), Spillproof (2009, T-26), Sign Language (2008), Moritat (2009, T-26, by John Roshell), Pass The Port (2009, T-26), Credit Crunch (2009), Elsewhere (2009, art nouveau), Code Monkey (2011, monospaced yet informal), Glitter Girl (2011, handprinted), Rassum Frassum (2011, comic book face), Rocket Man (2011, a retro futuristic family), Spaghetti Western (2011, signage face), Samaritan and Samaritan Tall (2013, with John Roshell).

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Comoon Laboratorios
[David Serrano]

Madrid and/or Badajoz-based designer David Serrano (Comoon Laboratorios) published the counterless dadaist typeface Ardua (2012), Footter (2012, free), Mariana (2012, alchemic), the titling face Cuadrate (2012) and the display faces Robusta (2012) and Rea Time (2012).

In 2013, he drew the Fubika alphabet.

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Computer Safari
[Jay Pierstorff]

Computer Safari (located in Woodland, CA) is a foundry whose early-90s fonts, all made by Jay Pierstorff, are still around in some archives. Look for Airlock-Regular (a trekkie stencil face), Alchemi, Cappiona, LeroyFont, MotorCity, NCC1701A-Regular, NCCINLINE-Regular, Quadrant, Romulus-Plain, Safari-Plain, Sashimi-Regular. Free fonts at the site, all made in 1992: Cappiona, College, LeroyFont, MotorCity, Quadrant. The other fonts can be bought on the SafariGold CD.

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

Cosmorama
[Kenneth Hirst]

Esoteric fonts and special symbols by Kenneth Hirst. Includes shareware and full version ($$) fonts such as Astro (1993), Alchemy, American Indian (2001, dingbats), Arabic, Flowchart, SpecialPi, Sequoyah (for Cherokee), CircleBullets, ArrowBullets, GD Enochian (2011, Enochian and Astrology symbols based on the Golden Dawn system), Siddiqua (Arabic: Laser Printing Solutions. P.O. Box 5362, Irvine, CA 92616). Some of his fonts. Fontspace link. Another Fontspace link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Craig Ward

Designer who was based in London but now works in New York. Creator of nice typographic examples, such as his Hairy Futura (2008). He designed the fat didone display face Lovechild (2009) and the spurred typeface Killer (2013). Other typefaces: Go Vote (2012, a brush poster and modular typeface for the American elections), Dark White (didone), Epitaph (alchemic).

Home page. Klingspor link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cumberland Fontworks
[Samuel John Ross]

iGame writer, game designer, graphic artist, and the creator and owner of Cumberland Games & Diversions, b. Cumberland, MD, 1971. He lived in Austin, TX, but is presently in Denver, CO. Typefaces by S. John Ross include Axe Handel (2013, grunge), Sans Sara (2011, organic sans), Growly Grin (2011), Powell and Geary (2011), Gelio (2011, Greek simulation family; +Pasteli), Shock Shimmy (2011), Gelio Greek Diner (2011, Greek simulation face), Rugged Ride (2010, a texture font), A Love of Thunder (2010), The Day That Love Came To Play, Unity Dances (2009), Knits and Scraps (2008), Heirany Slight (2007), Merchant Copy (2006), Hexpaper (commercial: font for printing out hex paper (for puzzles and such)), RisusLCBDingbats, RisusLCBKringlebats, TemphisSweatermonkey, HultogSnowdrift (2006), Hultog Engraved (2006), Encounter Critical, Erthe Gaming Systems (art nouveau), Tender Goliath, Temphis Spidersilk (2005), Ten Ton Ballyhoo (2005, grunge), Vermin Magic (2005), Uneasy, Tombs of Rivulax, Almanac of the Apprentice (2005), Yemite Snow Letters (2005), Seven Miles to Heirany (2005), Bold Marker (2005), Apostate Cancer (2005), Bydee Man (2005, based on the handwriting of Austinite Brian Joseph), Uresia (2005, runic), Dragon Harbour (2005), A Kringle in Time (2004, Christmas dingbats), Vanthian Ragnarok (2004), Regal Demise (2004), Nobody Small (2004), Earwax Wit (2004), Always Joking (2004), Hill Country (2004), Barrel House (2004), Iron Lung (2004), Art Greco (2004, a stone cutter face), Powell and Geary (2004), Wolves Engraven (2003), Homespun (2003), Cup and Talon (2003), Glyphs of Hax (2003), Invader Candy (2003), Temphis Runes (2003, commercial), Temphis Laundry Marker (2012), Temphis Brick (2003), Temphis Knotwork (2003), Temphis Dirty (2005), Struck Dead (2003), Double Slug (2003), Oddbats (2003), Phaeton John (2003), Scrawlings (2003, a gothic font), FountainAvenue (2002), Pokethullu (2002), AtlasoftheMagi (2002), Skuntch (2001), Prison Walls (2002), Downtown Auto (2002), Arvigo (2002), Beccaria (2002, very old typewriter font), Cheap Seven Inches (2002), Nicotine Stains (2002), Apple Butter (2002), Merchant Copy (2006), Mexlar (2002), Eye Socket (2002), Spacedock Stencil (2001), Rutherford (2001), SPARKSScrapbook2001 (2001), Sparks ("from skeletal necromancers to doughty Dwarf warriors to Bigass Ogres to chicks with guns - and now an entire science-fiction set!"), Skull Salad (2001), The Temphis Runes (commercial rune font set), Cock Boat (2001, codesigned with Amy Miles), Marshmallow (2001, by his wife Sandra Ross), Yank (2001, handwriting, by Sandra Ross), Focal Deviance (2001), Darn Ya (2001, faces), Punkinhead (jack-o-lantern shaped letters), Rocket Yo-Ho (2001), Thunder Thighs (2001), Dirty Headline (2001, and Dirty Headline v2, 2012: The most successful of the Cumberland stress-fonts is an unlikely typographic hero, released as it was with huge chunks of even the basic U.S. keyboard set missing (it had no apostrophe, for example, and no smart-quotes). Why so limited? I built it for one thing and one thing only, so it only had what it needed. I never expected to see it spread across the globe on buses, TV and movie screens, book coves, web-banners, lottery tickets, signs and clothing. I also never expected it to introduce me to roller derby girls (a whole team of them!), or to hook me up with a pen-pal who means a lot to me, but it's done all those things and more.), Ninja Bootleg (2001), Face Front, Nameless Harbor, Martian Hull Markings (1999), ProtoRooftops (2001), Zarking (2001), Graalek, High Fiber (2001), LastUniform, Wolves&Ravens (2000), Wolves&Ruin (2003), Pigeon Street (2001), Gravel (2001), TheAlchemist (2001), Deco Freehand (2001), Archipelago (2001), Flagstones (commercial), Newfie (handwriting, by Sandra Ross), Hultog (2000), and Lunatic Regular (handwriting, 1999). 15 USD fontmaking service. At Apostrophic Lab in 2001, he designed FuturexApocalypse. The Temphis Runes font set is commercial.

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

Dani Romero

Dani Romero (Madrid) created the beautiful geometric alchemic typeface Nibiru (2012), and the experimental typeface Asfalto (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daniele Bruno

As a graphic design student in Rome, Daniele Bruno designed the alchemic typeface family I Shut My Eyes In Order To See (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Danielle Deer

Creator of Southwest (2012, alchemic). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Danielle De Mondésert

Graphic designer in Santo Domingo City in the Dominican Republic. In 2012, she created the alchemic typeface Secreta (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dave Lanphear
[Active Images (or: Comic Book Fonts, or: Comicraft)]

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David Alexander Slaager
[Fonts of Chaos]

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David Mcleod

Australian who made several typefaces between 2009 and 2012, some of which are freely downloadable in EPS format. He created the alchemic typeface Framework in 2012. Shortcut (2012) is a minimalist experimental typeface. [Google] [More]  ⦿

David Serrano
[Comoon Laboratorios]

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Davide Baratta

Art director in Rome, Italy. Creator of the alchemic typeface Carma (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Davide Scarpantonio

Graphic designer in Milan, b. 1987, Ascoli Piceno. Creator of the hipster font Pentothal (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Davide Zomer

Davide Zomer (Trento, Italy) created the modular typeface REZN7399 (2012) during his studies at the academy of Fine Arts in Bologna. In 2013, he designed the alchemic typefaces Eres and TMRRW, the art deco typeface Goldie, the experimental Nimcts [nothing is more contagious than sin], and the blackletter typeface Voelkisch XXI.

Typefaces from 2014 include Friedrich (blackletter) and Youngzarro (hipster face). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Decade Typefoundry
[Agung Maskund]

Decade Typefoundry (Bandung, Indonesia, est. 2008) is run by Agung Maskund or Agung Gumilang Sugih, b. 1987, Bandung. It specializes in Victorian and vintage type. Creator of Authentic Labels (2013), New Black (2012, a metal band typeface) and Chicano Brush (2012, graffiti face). Note: It is possible that Chicano Brush was made by Gilang Purnama.

In 2013, they published Reckless (by Gilang Purnama: a retro car font), Fabulous Drop Cap (with a free demo font), Los Santos (graffiti style), Logotype Frenzy (brushy signage face), Insurance Maps (inspired by the Sanborn Map Company's 1909 insurance map catalog), Basingstoke (a spurred display typeface by Gilang Purnama Jaya), Hustlers Rough (Western Tuscan signage font), Lakester (another Tuscan signage font with layering), and Griba (alchemic typeface).

Another great typeface project is the National Currency Font (2013), which features spurs and an engraved look. Stay Gold Script (2013) is a vintage signage typeface. Aesthetique (2013) is a Victorian ornamental Tuscan design.

Typefaces from 2014: Herschel.

Behance link. Fontspace link. Behance link for Agung Maskund. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Deniart Systems
[Jan Koehler]

Great fonts for astrology, hieroglyphics, alchemy and the occult, by Toronto's Jan and Denise Koehler, mostly designed between 1993 and 1995. They moved to Litomerice, the Czech Republic, recently. MyFonts sells the fantastic Meso Americano dingbats, Hypnotica, AlchemySymbols (two fonts), BlackMagick, Border Twins (2010), CastlesShields, Curly Jane (2010), Cubista Geometrica (2010: op art), DaggersAlphabet, Dendera (ancient Egyptian Zodiac symbols), Dragons, Eggnog (2010), Fontazia Floradot (2012), Fontazia Papilio (2009), Fontazia Pop62 (2011, dingbats of flowers), Fontazia AquaFlorium (2010, fishtank dingbats), Fontazia Mazzo (2010, vases), Fontazia Stiletto (2011), Fontazia Y3K (2009, aliens), the Hieroglyph family (dingbats, really), Jolly Jester (2010, curly hand), MagiWriting, Meandros (2010, a paperclip design inspired by the Greek Key, or Fret, motif), Phaistos, Pocket Wrench (2010, octagonal), Polka Dot Wrench (2010), PowersofMarduk, Praha Deco (2010, inspired by the Prague art deco movement), the RongoRongo family (Easter Island script), SkeletonAlphabet, Sublimina, Superchunk, WhiteMagick, Yenda (2010, bold and angular).

List of font packages: Aglab, Alchemy Symbols, American Sign Alphabet, Ancient Writings Vol. 1, Ancient Writings Vol. 2, Angelica, The Astrologer Bundle, Astrologer, Aztec Day Signs, Black Magick, Braille Alphabet, Castles&Shields, Celestial Writing, Celtic Astrologer, Certar, Chinese Zodiac, Coptic Alphabet, Daggers Alphabet, Dendera, Dinosauria, Dragons, Egyptian Deities, Enochian Writing, Egypt. Hieroglyphics Vol 1, Egypt. Hieroglyphics Vol 2, Egypt. Hieroglyphics Vol 3, Egypt. Hieroglyphics Vol 4, Futhark, Greco, Hebrew Basic, Hypnotica, Magi Writing, Magick&Mystic, Malachim Writing, Masonic Writing, Maya Day Names, Maya Month Glyphs, Meso Americano, Meso Deko, Morse Code, Old Persian Cuneiform, Passing the River, Phaistos, Pike's Alphabets, Powers of Marduk, Sanskrit Writing, Semaphore Code, Signals&Signs, Skeleton Alphabet, Sublimina, Tengwanda Gothic, Tengwanda Namarie, Theban Alphabet, The Egyptologist, Tolkien Scripts, WhiteMagick, Skeleton Alphabet, Hebrew Basic, Sanskrit Writing. Note: I cannot find an entry for Jan Koehler at MyFonts, where all Deniart fonts are said to have been made by Denise Koehler. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Denis Angheben

During his studies in UNISO, Sorocaba, Brazil, Denis Angheben designed an alchemic typeface (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Denis Moulin

French type designer affiliated with FontYou. In 2013, Denis Moulin, Bertrand Reguron, Valentine Proust, Laurène Girbal and Julia Joffre codesigned the hipster typeface Theory FY (2013, alchemic). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Denise Koehler

Partner of Jan Koehler in Deniart Systems, which operated from 1993-2009 in Toronto, and then in Litomerice (Czech Republic). Her typefaces include: Skeleton Alphabet, Sanskrit Writing, White Magick Symbols, Theban Alphabet, Tolkien Tengwanda Namarie, Tolkien Tengwanda Gothic, Sublimina, Semaphore, RongoRongo (a system of glyphs discovered in the 19th century on Easter Island), Powers Of Marduk, Phaistos Disk Glyphs, Passing The River, Old Persian Cuneiform (1995), Morse Code, Meso Deko, Maya Month Glyphs, Maya Day Names, Masonic Writing, Malachim Writing, Magi Writing, Hypnotica, Egyptian Hieroglyphics Basic, Egyptian Hieroglyphics - The Egyptologist, Hebrew Basic, Greco (Greek face), Futhark, Enochian Writing, Egyptian Hieroglyphics - Deities, Medieval Dragons, Dinosauria, Egyptian Hieroglyphics - Dendera, Daggers Alphabet, Coptic Alphabet, Chinese Zodiac Symbols, Tolkien Certar, Celtic Astrologer Symbols, Celestial Writing, Castles&Shields, Braille Alpha, Black Magick, Aztec Day Signs, Astrologer Symbols, Angelica, American Sign Alphabet, Alchemy Symbols, Tolkien Aglab, Fontazia AquaFlorium (2010, fish tank dingbats), Snow Crystals (2010, followed by Snow Crystals 2 in 2012), Star Crystals (2010, more snow-like structures but having 8 instead of 6 axes of symmetry), Karika Swirls (2010), Karika Hearts (2010), Karika Encore (2011), Fontazia Chateaux (2011), Fontazia Chateaux Deux (2011), Fontazia Insomnia (2011), 21 Emmerson (2011), 4 Point Greek Fret (2011: labyrinthine), 4 Point Florals (2011), 4 Point Deco (2011), Mykonos (2011, labyrinthine), Harmonics (2011, a zig-zag face), Fontazia Motyl (2011, butterfly dings), Holiday Penguins NF (2011, Christmas dingbats), Fontazia Christmas Tree (2011), Eggs Galoe (2012, Easter egg font), Border Glyphs (2012, hieroglyphic), Fontazia Christmas Baubes (2012), Fontazia Christmas Tree 2 (2013), Karika Hypnotica (2014, hypnotic or kaleidoscopic glyphs). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Dennis Adelmann

Mannheim, Germany-based creator of Surya Grotesque (2013, an alchemic typeface created during his studies at the University Of Applied Sciences in Mannheim). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dietrich Kerner

German designer (b. 1961) of Observer (2012, an alchemic font), Anime (2012, a mysterious alphabet), Galactica-Pyramid-Card-Game (2009, dingbats), Lost Font (2007), Sci-Fi-Logos (2006) and DingTrek (2006, Star Trek font). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Diogo Pisoeiro

Tomar, Portugal-based designer of the angular face Aga (2011), Alpha (2011, sci-fi), Espasmo (2011, futuristic and triangular, in 22 weights: Ten Dollar Fonts), Espasmo Hand (2011, a curvy version), Ladoni (2011, an angular version of Bodoni), the futuristic monoline face Omega (2011), and of the very experimental families Xing Xang Xung (2011) and Que (2011). In 2011, he started a commercial foundry.

Typefaces from 2012 include Barceloneta (an alchemic typeface at Ten Dollar Fonts) and Magna (a gorgeous fat didone typeface).

Cargocollective link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Diogo Vareta
[Graphitèque]

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Domenico Ruffo

Student at NABA (Nuova Accademia Belle Arti) in Milan. Creator of the elegant bilined typeface Jadore (2012) and of the rune simulation font Quarz 974 (2012). In 2012, he started his own foundry.

In 2013, he published the alchemic typefaces Blazer and Quarz 974 Light (a free font).

Hellofont link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Dorothy Stephanie Baniak

Graphic designer and typographer in Toronto. In 2009, she created the experimental geometric typeface Kolo (This typeface design was inspired by tin can pull tabs. Thank you chicken of the sea.), the cool Newmar (Newmar was designed to compliment the symbol above. Influences: paperclips, Julie Newmar 1966&a gold belt. This typeface has two ascender lines&three descender lines.), and the curly display face Gallnut (gallnut---a round gall produced on the leaves and shoots of various species of the oak tree.). Home page. About Newmar, she writes: Newmar was designed to compliment the symbol above. Influences: paperclips, Julie Newmar 1966&a gold belt. This typeface has two ascender lines&three descender lines.

In 2012, Dorothy published the fun alchemic family Gelato (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dos BCN
[Jimmie Zu]

Creative studio in Barcelona run by Jimmie Zu. In 2013, they published Loopita Complex, the hexagonal display typeface Hexelia, the alchemic Benet Doble Line, the free alchemic typeface DOS Amazigh, the experimental typeface Tipos Dobles, and the compass-and-ruler typeface Sensilist. Rainbow is a fun display typeface.

Typefaces from 2014: Magnetype (experimental typeface).

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

Download Alchemy and Hermetic Fonts

Free truetype fonts: Alchemy (Cosmorama), Hermetic (Digital Type Foundry), Astrology (Cosmorama). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dustin Kemper

Tenfold Visual is Dustin Kemper's Philadelphia-based design studio specializing in branding, graphic design, web design, art direction, and digital illustration.

Dustin created the occult alchemic typeface Dark Harbor (2012), and the display face Solid Gold (2012).

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

DYYA Fonts
[Adi Dizdarevic]

Adi Dizdarevic (DYYA Fonts) is a graphic designer in Bihac, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Creator of the ultra fat Quincha-look face QUB (2010) and of the experimental scanbat font Bacteria (2012).

In 2013, Ari designed the hipster typeface Mowai, as well as Basit, Flont, QHome, Ubud, Angleline, DYYA, GenDot, Konector, Ahoi, Linen, 99A.

Behance link. Hellofont link. Behance link for DYYA. Klingspor link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eduardo Beluco

Sao Paulo-based designer, b. 1985. Creator of the experimental face Jesus Chorou (2010), the alchemic typeface Shuv (2013), the art deco typeface Terecodeco (2012) and the poster face Grossa (2010).

In 2013, he designed Cities in Construction.

Home page. Dafont link. Behance link. Hellofont link (for buying his fonts). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eduardo Higareda

During his graphic design studies in Monterrey, Mexico, Eduardo Higareda created the alchemic typefaces Multiphorm (2013) and Jacinto (2013), the experimental typeface Gariola (2013), and the geometric sans Isabel (2013).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Emil Kozole

Emil Kozole (Ljubljana, Slovenia) s currently studying communication design at Central Saint Martins London. He created the slab serif typeface Sarajevo (2012), Icons Night Out (2012), the artsy art deco typeface Typometry (2012, Ten Dollar Fonts) and the information design typeface family Signalia (2012). Free download.

Attitude (2013) is a 7-style semi-alchemic typeface family. Random (2014) is a large and very pretty ransom note family.

Ten Dollar Fonts link. Cargocollective link. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Emraan Mayow

Graduate of Birmingham Metropolitan College. Birmingham, UK-based designer of Kronen (a free monospaced typeface family), Bolde (2013), a sans titling face. The octagonal typeface Ontwerp (2013) was a school project at Birmingham Metropolitan College. Emraan also designed the hairline sans caps face Ava (2013, avant-garde) and Sanotra (2013, an alchemic typeface). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Enric Nunez

Senior designer in Madrid whose studio is called Yido. He created the alchemic circle-based typefaces Laatz Nuu (2013) and Ciclo in 2013. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Erre Gálvez

Graphic designer in Alicante, Spain, b. 1988, Elda. Graduate of Escuela de Arte y Superior de Diseño de Alicante. His typefaces include Varry (2012, a multiline art deco typeface), Frank (2011-2012, a textured typeface), the hairline art deco typeface Alambre (2012), Typohobia (2012, alchemic typeface), Alicante (2013, a blackboard bold typeface inspired by Alicante City and designed by Erre Gálvez and Almodovar---but not the Almodovar, but Fernando, the one running Demokratica---for the ALC III exhibition).

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ESONET Area FTP Fonts

Italian archive with old language fonts, alchemy symbol fonts, rune fonts, and dingbats. Contains MarseilleTarotA (1997). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Estudi Xarop
[Bernat Gramage/Toni Benlliure]

A Xàtiva, Valencia-based graphic design studio founded in 1993 by Toni Benlliure and Bernat Gramage. They designed Alquimia (1995, grunge) at Garcia Fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eugenie Garcia

Parisian designer of Stretch (2013, alchemic typeface). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eyes
[Manfred Klein]

Manfred's life story is also being told through tens of typefaces that pay special attention to the eyes. They include some his best and most original contributions as they come straight from the heart. A partial list: OtherEyes (2007), WildHeads (2007), ChaoticHeads (2007), Fish Faces (2006), OrnamHeads (2006), HeadImprovisations (2006), GeometricFeelings (2006), MouseVectorarts (2006), ComicHeadsBeings (2006), PetitButtoni (2006), PlanetarishBats (2006), Abstract To Concrete (2006), DaddyGrid (2006), Pabloesque2005 (2005), PopArtes (2005), Florenius (2005), NewTechnoFaces (2005), TypoPieces (2005), PhantasticSketches (2005), Strokemen (2005), GeometricFaces (2005), CircleFaces (2005), CircleMixes (2005), EyeMen (2005), SchiessScheibe (2005), ConfusEyecons2005 (2005), Genesis Sketches (2005), EyeEye (2005), EyeSee (2005), PuzzleParts (2005), SeeAndAct (2005), AbstractFaces (2005), EyesAlphabet (2005), MansPartsPlaying (2005), Facelab (2005), EyesNoseMouth (2005), Overheads (2005), Head to Head Five (2005), Wild Faces (2005), AmorEmoticons, AugenEyes, Confuseyecons, CrazyWorld, EverypictTellsaStory, EyeBeings, EyeBeings, EyeNStrokeThree, Eyeballs, EyelecBats, Eyes, EyesGallery, EyesNStrokes, EyesTests, FaceToFace, Facialish, FisheyeButtonsTwo, ForAlchemistsOnly, Frontal-Buttons, Frontal, Gipfelkoepfe, IdenOfMarch, LaughBajazzo, LifeEyecons, LogoModaRoma, LogoModels, LogoModelsBowToBoss, Look, LookForLeonardo, MKDingBats, MKEyeMinals, MKSymbols, MSkizzen, MiszCinque, MkDrawings, Nasenbear, PhantasticBeings, RodgauerFisheyes, RomiPetito, SuprematismOne, SuprematismTwo, TherapeuticApplications, TheyWasNiceMurdersAlways, TwelveYearsAfter, TypoAnarchycalEyes, WysiwygBats, SchauSchau (2005), Relative (2005), DesignPartsSix (2005), EyesAugenMouth (2005), Electric Faces 01 (2006), AbstractFaces03 (2005), HumanPartsStore (2006), GeoEyes01 (2006), TypographicTangos (2006), HeadSketches02 (2006), Krizzeleyn (2006), NewKoeppes (2006), EyesAndSoOn (2007), EyeEyeOnBlack (2007), Vector Improvisations (2007).


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Fernandez

Designer in Antofagasta, Chile, who created an alchemic typeface in 2012.

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Filipe Rolim

Design student in Tomar, Portugal, who made the straight-edged display typeface Downtown (2013) and the alchemic typefaces Natura (2013), Brig (2013), Parley (2013) and High Tide (2013).

Typefaces from 2014: Adorn (hipster-style sans).

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Font Nest

A collective of mostly Swiss type designers who showcase their designs. The designers are Aimée Hoving, Franz Hoffman, Jacques Borel, Harry Bloch, Matthias Gehri, Sylvain Aerni, Jacques Dousse, Thomas Eberwein, Juerg Lehni, Fabian Monod, Émilie Renault, Jérôme Rigaud and Pierre Terrier. No downloads yet. The list of fonts: Jawut (2002, Franz Hoffman, Juerg Lehni, Jérôme Rigaud, Pierre Terrier): a face inspired by André Baldinger's Newut / Puzzle (Fabian Monod) / Troyd (Sylvain Aerni) / Encoda MM (Sylvain Aerni): sans serif / Encoda Anfang (Sylvain Aerni): sans serif / Absinthia (Sylvain Aerni) / Punebot (Sylvain Aerni) / Alchemia (Sylvain Aerni) / Basicrounded (Sylvain Aerni) / Bacted_Flagada_Trigger (Sylvain Aerni): a dirty look font / Crux (Jacques Dousse): a gothic bitmap font / Frankental (Jacques Dousse): a dot matrix font / Multitool (Jacques Dousse): a dingbat font with firemen's tools / Hexagonipus (Jacques Dousse): a kitchen tile font based on lettering on Spitfires / TGV (Jérôme Rigaud) / Lafrui (Jérôme Rigaud): a connected lettering font / Plan De Paris (Jérôme Rigaud): lettering from an old plan of Paris / ScriptedPix (Jérôme Rigaud): a connected screen font / Rhizompix (Jérôme Rigaud): a screen font / Pix2x (Jérôme Rigaud): an experimental screen font / Condpix (Jérôme Rigaud): a screen font / handled_Matrix (Jérôme Rigaud): a dirty screen font / Soul&Funk (2002, Jérôme Rigaud) / Russian (2002, Jérôme Rigaud): a cyrillic simulation font / mtrxs (Sylvain Aerni and Jérôme Rigaud): a dot matrix font / wellKrau (Pierre Terrier and Jérôme Rigaud): an irregularly tiled font / Minaco (Thomas Eberwein): a screen font family / Tilt (Thomas Eberwein): a dot matrix font. Blog. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fontastic Indonesia
[Adien Gunarta]

Fontastic Indonesia is Adien Gunarta, an Indonesian FontStructor (b. 1995) in Probolinggo, East Java. Adien Gunarta made the pixel face Benci Malaysia (2010), the hand-printed Nyonya Gendut (2010), the squarish face Hutan (2010) and the irrgularly sized Madura Regular (2010). He also made the texture / knitting face Batik (2010), FoOleD bY GaYUs (2010), Probolinggo (2010, organic), Smasasinema (2010, display face), the texture face Serangkaian Pattern (2010), Indo-Malay Confrontation (2010, pixelish), Koruptor and the Bitches (2010, gothic), Qurban Feast (2010), and the curly native pattern face Mlungker (2010).

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

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

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

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

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Fonts of Chaos
[David Alexander Slaager]

Free and commercial font foundry by Zellik, Belgium-based David Alexander Slaager (or: David is Creative): 1654 Brown Street (2012, a rounded informal sans), Discorgasmique (2012, retro-futurism), Science Noire (2012, followed in 2014 by Science White, a connect-the-dots typeface), Bond Is Dead (2012), North 06 (2012, spurred), Ouija & Whiskey (2012, alchemic), The Giant Cowboy Army (2012, a skeletal bone font), Pink Cell (2012, a pixel type), Opium Roadie (2012), Grand Quatre (2011), Vampirr, Unik2, SayTwo, Alpha63, Trubik77, Genz Top&Bottom, Vhia (2011).

In 2012, he started Hand Drawn Font with cheap (ten dollar) quickie fonts. The initial offering in the Fall of 2012 includes Blackwood, Black 45, Royal Goblin, List of Faith, Gazoline, Natural Born Designer, Pulp Hill, Stylo Standard, Atlantic Avenue (a font made with paint brush on wood), Kancell (free) and Zombie Sunrise.

Typefaces from 2013: Supernational 261/262, Signs of Faith, Hollywood 99, Hollywood69, National, Enfant du Chaos (gothic, dark), Brutaal (+XX, +VV: one weight of this dquarish typeface is fre), Bliss Yeah, Traum-A (a hand-drawn poster font), Enfant du Kult (alchemic), Daryl is Parano.

Typefaces from 2014: Opus Theorem (a condensed squarish typeface family), We Are Tom Jones (described as a disoriented typewriter font), Shay Man (an alchemic typeface), Hackney Night, Arizona Futur (pixel alphadings).

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Francisco López Bustamante

Graphic designer in Guadalajara, Mexico, who works at Memela Studio. Behance link. His typefaces include the seductive multiline beauty, Miami Deco Type (2011), the Italian Western face El Solitario (2011), and the arts and crafts face Poiret (2011). Later in 2011, he promises the fashion mag face Marais Serif, and made the alchemic typeface Arcan.

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Frank Hemmekam

Frank Hemmekam (Nijverdal, The Netherlands, b. 1994) created the free alchemic typefaces Phantom (2013, download), Dumento (2013, +Dumento Rounded No. 2, free demo), Hectica (2013), Droidiga (2013) and Defeated (2013), Merula (2013, sans), Anne Sans (2013, pixelish) and Futura FH Custom (2013). Sabado (2013, free, +Sabado Alternative, also free), Baron (2013), Kenzo (2013) and Baron Neue (2013) are all caps sans titling typefaces. They have a free regular weight. Six weights are free at Fontfabric.

Typefaces from 2014: Odin Rounded.

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Frantisek Storm
[Storm Type Foundry]

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Frederico Pulga

Graphic designer in Coimbra, Portugal. his first typeface is the alchemic Lux (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Freie Universitaet Berlin

At this astrology site, we find three astrological fonts, Alchemy and Astro (2 weights), by Cosmorama Enterprises. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Friso M. Roest
[Sonic Savior]

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Gabor Hosszu

Creator of the alchemic typeface Rovas Kiterjesztett (2012). Inside the font, we also find a reference to three other people, Gyozo Libisch, Sandor Ver, and Tamas Rumi, and the date is 1995-2009. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gabriela Benavides

Designer in Monterrey, Mexico, who created Boulder (2013, a geometric sans with an alchemic alternate version), Healthy Icon Set (2013), Eterna (2011) and Stellar (2011, art deco). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gilles Le Corre
[GLC --- Gilles Le Corre]

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GLC --- Gilles Le Corre
[Gilles Le Corre]

French painter born in Nantes in 1950, who lives in Talmont St Hilaire. His fonts include 2010 Cancellaresca Recens (inspired by a chancery type of Francisco Lucas from the late 16th century), 2009 Handymade (comic book style), 2009 Lollipop (chancery style), 2009 GLC Plantin, 2009 Primitive (2009, a rough-edged roman script), 2008 Script 2 (2008), GLC Ornaments One (2008) and 2008 Xmas Fantasy (2008: blackletter). In 2008, he started GLC -- Gilles Le Corre and became commercial. He is best known for his historic revivals:

  • 161 Vergilius (2010)
  • 750 Latin Uncial (2010): inspired by the Latin script used in European monasteries from circa 5th to 8th, before the Carolingian style took over. The uppercases were mainly inspired by a 700's manuscript from Fécamp's abbey in France.
  • 799 Insular (2010): inspired by the so-called insular style of Latin script that was used in Celtic monasteries from about 600 until 820.
  • 825 Karolus (2009), and 825 Lettrines Karolus (2009).
  • 1066 Hastings (2009).
  • 1350 Primitive Russian (2012) was inspired by a Russian Cyrillic hand of Russkaja Pravda. It has rough-edged Latin charaters and many old Russian glyphs.
  • 1420 Gothic Script (2008).
  • 1431 Humane Niccoli (2010), after writings of Florence-based calligrapher Niccolo Niccoli (1364-1437).
  • 1456 Gutenberg (2008, based on a scan of an old text). Followed by 1456 Gutenerg B42 Pro, which was based on the so called B42 character set used for the two Gutenberg Latin Bibles (42 and 36 lines).
  • 1462 Bamberg (2008).
  • 1467 Pannartz Latin (2009): inspired by the edition De Civitate Dei (by Sanctus Augustinus) printed in 1467 in Subiaco by Konrad Sweynheym and Arnold Pannartz, who was the punchcutter.
  • 1470 Sorbonne (2010) was inspired by the first French cast font, for the Sorbonne University printing shop. The characters were drawn by Jean Heynlin, rector of the university based on examples by Pannartz. It is likely that the cutter was Adolf Rusch.
  • 1470 Jenson-SemiBold (2008).
  • 1475 BastardeManual (2008, inspired by the type called Bastarde Flamande, a book entitled Histoire Romaine (by Titus Livius), translated in French by Pierre Bersuire ca. 1475, was the main source for drawing the lower case characters).
  • 1479 Caxton Initials (2009): inspired by the two blackletter fonts used by the famous William Caxton in Westminster (UK) in the late 1400s.
  • 1483 Rotunda Lyon (2010): inspired by a Venetian rotunda found in a 1483 book called Eneide printed in Lyon by Barthélémy Buatier (from Lyon) and Guillaume Le Roy (from Liège, Belgium).
  • 1484 Bastarda Loudeac (2008).
  • 1470 Jenson Latin (2009), inspired by the pure Jenson set of fonts used in Venice to print De preparatio evangelica in 1470.
  • 1491 Cancellarasca Normal and Formata (2009): inspired by the very well known humanistic script called Cancellaresca. This variant, Formata, was used by many calligraphers in the late 1400s, especially by Tagliente, whose work was mainly used for this font.
  • 1492 Quadrata (2008).
  • 1495 Lombardes (2008): a redrawn set of Lombardic types, which were used in Lyon by printers such as Mathias Huss, Martin Havard or Jean Real, from the end of 14OOs to the middle of 1500s.
  • 1495 Bastarda Lyon (2008, based on the font used in the "Conte de Griseldis" by Petrarque).
  • 1499 Alde Manuce Pro (2010): inspired by the roman font used by Aldus Manutius in Venice (1499) to print Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, the well-known book attributed to Francesco Colonna. Francesco Griffo was the punchcutter. The Italic style, carved by Francesco Colonna, illustrates the so-called Aldine style.
  • 1509 Leyden (2008; inspired by the type used in Leyden by Jan Seversz to print Breviores elegantioresque epistolae).
  • 1510 Nancy (2008, decorated initial letters was inspired by those used in 1510 in Nancy (France, Lorraine) for printing of Recueil ou croniques des hystoires des royaulmes d'Austrasie ou France orientale[...] by Symphorien Champion; unknown printer).
  • 1512 Initials.
  • 1514 Paris Verand (based on initial caps that Barthélémy Verand employed for the printing of Triumphus translatez de langage Tuscan en François.
  • 1522 Vicentino (2011). Based on Ludovico Vicentino Arrighi's 1522 face published in La Operina.
  • GLC 1523 Holbein (2010, after Hans Holbein's Alphabet of Death.
  • GLC 1525 Durer Initials (2010). Sample R.
  • 1529 Champ Fleury Pro and 1529 Champ Fleury Initials (2010): based on Geofroy Tory's original drawings and text face.
  • 1532 Bastarde Lyon (2008, based on work by an anonymous printer in Lyon (France) to print the French popular novel Les Grandes et inestimables Chroniques du grand et enorme geant Gargantua).
  • 1533 GLC Augereau Pro: inspired by one of Antoine Augereau's three roman typefaces: the Gros Romain size, used in 1533 to print Le miroir de l'&aciorc;me..., a poetic compilation by Marguerite de Navarre, sister of the French king François I.
  • 1534 Fraktur (2009; inspired by the early Fraktur style font used circa 1530 by Jacob Otther, printer in Strasbourg (Alsace-France) for German language printed books).
  • 1536 Civilité manual (2011). Based on a handwritten copy of Brief story of the second journey in Canada (1535) by French explorer Jacques Cartier.
  • 1538 Schwabacher (2008, based on a font used by Georg Rhan in Wittemberg (Germany) to print Des Babsts Hercules [...], a German pamphlet against roman catholicism written by Johannes Kymeus).
  • 1540 Mercator Script was inspired by an alphabet of Gerardus Mercator, who is known for his maps as well as his Literarum Latinarum, quas Italicas cursoriasque vocant, scribendarum ratio (1540).
  • 1543 Humane Petreius (2012) was inspired by the typeface used in Nuremberg by Johannes Petreius for De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium, the well-known mathematical and astronomical essay by Nicolas Copernicus.
  • 1543 German Deluxe (2009): a Schwabacher inspired by the sets of fonts used in 1543 by Michael Isengrin, printer in Basel, to print New Kreüterbuch, which is a book with numerous nice pictures, the masterpiece of Leonhart Fuchs, father of the modern botany.
  • 1543 HumaneJenson-Bold (2008, after the face used in Vesalius' 1543 book De humani corporis fabrica).
  • 1543 HumaneJenson-Normal (2008, same source).
  • 1545 Faucheur (2011) is a rough garalde face that was inspired by the set of fonts used in Paris by Ponce Rosset, aka Faucheur, to print the story of the second travel to Canada by Jacques Cartier, first edition, printed in 1545.
  • 1546 Poliphile (2009), nspired by the French edition of Hypnerotomachie de Poliphile ("The Strife of Love in a Dream") attributed to Francesco Colonna, 1467, and printed in 1546 in Paris by Jacques Kerver.
  • 1550 Arabesques (2008, caps).
  • 1557 Civilité Granjon (2010).
  • 1557 Italique (2008, based on Italic type used by Jean de Tournes in Lyon to print La métamorphose d'Ovide figurée).
  • 1565 Renaissance (2010), inspired by French renaissance decorated letters.
  • 1565 Venetian Normal (2008, initial decorated letters that are entirely original, but were inspired by Italian renaissance engraver Vespasiano Amphiareo's patterns published in Venice ca. 1568).
  • 1584 Rinceau (2008, a set of initial letters is an entirely original creation, inspired by French renaissance patterns used by Bordeaux printers circa 1580-1590).
  • 1584 Pragmatica Lima (2011). Based on fonts used in 1584 by Antonio Ricardo to produce the first publication ever printed in Southern America.
  • 1585 Flowery (2009): inspired by French renaissance decorated letters.
  • 1589 Humane Bordeaux (2008, inspired by the Garamond fonts used by S. Millanges (imprimeur ordinaire du Roy) in Bordeaux ca. 1580-1590. The alphabets were used to reprint L'instruction des curés by Jean Gerson).
  • 1590 Humane Warszawa is a rough-edged garalde face inspired by a font carved circa 1590 for a Polish editor.
  • 1592 GLC Garamond (2008, inspired by the pure Garamond set of fonts used by Egenolff and Berner, German printers in Frankfurt, at the end of sixteen century. Considered the best and most complete set at the time. The italic style is Granjon's).
  • 1610 Cancellaresca (2008, inspired by the Cancellaresca moderna type of 1610 by Francesco Periccioli who published it in Sienna).
  • 1613 Basilius (2012) was based on the hand-drawn types used by Basilius Besler (Germany) for the carved plates of his botanical manual Hortus eystettensis.
  • 1621 GLC Pilgrims (2010).
  • 1634 René Descartes (2009), based upon his handwriting in a letter to Mersenne.
  • 1638 Civilité Manual (2010). Inspired by a French solicitor's document dated 1638.
  • GLC 1648 Chancellerie (2011). Inspired by the hand-written 1648 Munster peace treaty signed by roi Louis XIV and Kaiser Ferdinand II.
  • 1651 Alchemy (2010): a compilation created from a Garamond set in use in Paris circa 1651.
  • GLC 1669 Elzevir (2011) was inspired by the font faces used in Amsterdam by Daniel Elzevir to print Tractatus de corde, the study of earth anatomy by Richard Lower, in 1669. The punchcutter was Kristoffel Van Dijk.
  • GLC 1672 Isaac Newton (2012) is based on the hand of Isaac Newton.
  • GLC Morden Map (2011). Based on an engraved typeface used on a pack of playing cards published by Sir Robert Morden in 1676.
  • 1682 Writhed Hand: very irregular handwriting.
  • 1689 GLC Garamond Pro (2010): inspired by Garamond fonts used in an edition of Remarques critiques sur les oeuvres d'Horace by DAEP, published in Paris by Deny Thierry and seprately by Claude Barbin.
  • 1689 Almanach (2009): inspired by the eroded and tired fonts used by printers from the sixteenth century to the early years of twentieth for cheap or fleeting works, like almanacs, adverts, gazettes or popular novels.
  • 1695 Captain Flynt.
  • 16th Arabesques (2008, an exquisite ornamental caps scanfont).
  • 1715 Jonathan Swift (2011). An example of the hand of Irish poet and novelist Jonathan Swift (1667-1745). It is a typical exemple of the British quill pen handwriting from about 1650-1720.
  • GLC 1726 Real Espanola (2012). Based on the set of typefaces used by Francisco Del Hierro to print the first Spanish language Dictionary from the Spanish Royal Academy (Real Academia Española, Dictionario de Autoridades) in 1726. These transitional styles are said to have been the first set of official typefaces in Spain.
  • 1741 Financiere (2009): inspired by the Fournier's font Financière. While it appears handwritten, it was in fact carved in 1741 by Pierre Simon Fournier le jeune and published in his Manuel Typographique in Paris (1764-1766).
  • 1742 Frenchcivilite (2008).
  • 1751 GLC Copperplate (2009), a 6-style family about which Gilles says: This family was inspired by an engraved plate from Diderot&Dalembert's Encyclopedia (1751), illustrating the chapter devoted to letter engraving techniques. The plate bears two engravers names: "Aubin" (may be one of the four St Aubin brothers?) and "Benard" (whose name is present below all plates of the Encyclopedia printed in Geneva). It seems to be a transitional type, but different from Fournier or Grandjean.
  • 1756 Dutch (2011).
  • 1776 Independence (inspired mainly from the font used by John Dunlap in the night of 1776 July 4th in Philadelphia to print the first 200 sheets of the Congress' Declaration of Independence establishing the United States of America).
  • 1781 La Fayette (2010): a formal bâtarde coulée script with caitals inspired by Fournier (1781).
  • 1785 GLC Baskerville (2011). Le Corre explains: The Baskerville's full collection was bought by the French editor and author Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais who used it to print---in Switzerland---for the first time the complete work of Voltaire (Best known as the Kehl edition, by the "Imprimerie de la société littéraire typographique"). We have used this edition, with exemplaries from 1785, to reconstruct this genuine historical two styles.
  • 1786 GLC Fournier (2010), based on several books printed in Paris just before the Didot era set in. The Titling characters are based on hymns printed by Nicolas Chapart.
  • 1790 Royal Printing (2009): inspired by various variants of Romain du Roy.
  • 1791 Constitution (2011).
  • 1792 La Marseillaise (2011). Based on the original manuscript of the French revolutionary song La Marseillaise which later became the French national hymn---it was composed in one night (April 25, 1792) by captain Rouget de Lisle.
  • 1805 Austerlitz Script Light: a typical French handwriting style from that period, named after one of the few battles that Napoleon actually won.
  • 1805 Jaeck Map (2011). Inspired by the engraved characters of a German map, edited in Berlin at the end of 1700s. The engraver was Carl Jaeck or Jaek (1763-1808).
  • 1809 Homer (2011), a grungy face named after the "homer" message pigeons.
  • 1815 Waterloo (2008): a handwriting face originating in Napoleon's government. Why do I feel that GLC is nostalgic for the era of Napoleon? Their own present dwarf-version of Napoleon is not exactly a huge success.
  • 1820 Modern (2009) was inspired by a didone font used in Rennes by Cousin-Danelle, printers, for a Brittany travel guide.
  • 1822 GLC Caslon (2010): inspired by a Caslon set used by an unknown Flemish printer from Bruges, in the beginning of 1800s, a little before the revival of the Caslon style in the 1840s.
  • 1845 Mistress (2009): calligraphic script.
  • 1848 Barricades Italic, a quill pen italic.
  • 1859 Solferino (2009).
  • 1863 Gettysburg (2008; inspired by a lot of autographs, notes and drafts, written by President Abraham Lincoln, mainly the Gettysburg address).
  • 1864 GLC Monogram Initials (2011) was inspired by a French portfolio containing about two hundred examples of Chiffres---deux lettres, created for engravers and jewelers in Paris in 1864, and drawn by French engraver C. Demengeot.
  • 1871 Victor Hugo (2011). Based on manuscripts from the final part of the life of Victor Hugo (1802-1885).
  • 1871 Whitman Script (2008) and 1871 Dreamer Script (2008): inspired by manuscripts by American poet Walt Whitman. See also 1871 Dreamer 2 Pro (2012).
  • 1880 Kurrentschrift (2010): German handwriting, based on late medieval cursive. It is also known as "Alte Deutsche schrift" ("Old German script"). This was taught in German schools until 1941.
  • 1883 Fraktur (2009): inspired by fonts used by J. H. Geiger, printer in Lahr, Germany.
  • 1885 Germinal: based on notes and drafts written by Émile Zola (1840-1902).
  • GLC 1886 Romantic Initials (2012).
  • 1890 Registers Script (2008): inspired by the French "ronde".
  • 1890 Notice (2009): a fat didone family.
  • 1902 Loïe Fuller (art nouveau face).
  • 1906 Fantasio (2010): inspired by the hatched one used for the inner title and many headlines by the popular French satirical magazine Fantasio (1906-1948).
  • 1906 French News: a weathered Clarendon-like family based on the fonts used by Le Petit Journal, a French newspaper that ran from 1863 until 1937.
  • 1906 Fantasio Auriol (2010), inspired by the set of well known Auriol fonts used by the French popular satirical magazine Fantasio (1906-1948).
  • 1906 Titrage (2009): a didone headline face from the same newspaper.
  • Underwood 1913 (2007, an old typewriter font, whose commercial version is Typewriter 1913), and 1913 Typewriter Carbon (2008).
  • 1920 French Script Pro (2010).
  • 1925 My Toy Print Deluxe Pro (2010): inspired by rubbert stamp toy print boxes called Le petoit imprimeur.
  • 1968 GLC Graffiti (2009).
  • 1917 Stencil (2009; with rough outlines).
  • 1920 My Toy Print (2010, grunge).
  • 2010 Dance of Death (2010): based on Hans Holbein's Alphabet of Death.
  • 2010 Pipo Classic: a grungy typewriter slab serif family.
  • 2011 Slimtype (2011, +Italic) and 2011 Slimtype Sans (2011): an old typewriter typeface.
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Golden Dawn Research Center
[Christopher J. Noyes]

Links to rune fonts, medieval fonts, and fonts for alchemy and astrology. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Graphitèque
[Diogo Vareta]

Diogo Vareta (Graphitèque) is a photographer and graphic designer from Porto, Portugal. Alternate URL.

He used only circles and lines in the creation of Honor Type (2011).

Barricud (2012) is an alchemic typeface.

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

Guillermo Torres

Graduate of the London College of Communication. Multidisciplinary designer living and working in London. Creator of the alchemic caps typeface Realium (2013). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gumpita Rahayu
[Absolut Foundry]

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Gustavo Garcia
[Papanapa]

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Hadrien Degay Delpeuch

Parisian designer. Behance link.

Creator of various typefaces such as Neeo (2012, avant-garde), E-Pure (2012, geometric), Pixa (2012, hexagonal), Recompose (2012), TypEra (2012), and an unnamed alchemic typeface (2012).

In 2013, Hadrian published the experimental typefaces Texta and Beyond Font and the display sans Modular. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hannah Beck

Brisbane, Australia-based designer of Saber (2014, a stencil face with maori symbolism) and of the alchemic Symbols Typeface (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hannah Sherratt

During her studies at the University of South Wales, Hannah Sherratt (Cardiff, Wales) created the modular alchemic typeface Cryptic Promenade (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hannah Tomlinson

Graphic designer in Manchester, UK, who created the custom alchemic Folk typeface (2012).

Behance link. Cargo Collective link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Haris Bekrakis

During his studies in Athens, Greece, Haris Bekrakis created the hexagonal alchemic typeface Inguz (2013) for Latin and Greek. [Google] [More]  ⦿

HelloMe
[Till Wiedeck]

HelloMe is Till Wiedeck's Berlin-based studio. They created the following typefaces in 2011: HM Extra (the visual identity for HipHop musician Exzem is based around the custom alchemic typeface HM Extra), HM JuneGrotesk, HM Tilm (monoline, created with Timm Häneke). HM Walnut (2008) is a modular geometric experimental typeface. HM Club (2009) is an art deco typeface created as part of Videoclub's visual identity. HM Mary (2008) is almost in the piano key typeface genre. HM Melt (2008) is a very original logotype stencil typeface. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Henrik Ellersgaard

Graphic design student in Haderslev, Denmark, who for a school project created Drone Sans (2012), a typeface with alchemic influences that are so "in" in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hesuh Park

Baltimore, MD-based creator of Annown (2014), an alchemic sans typeface inspired by Jeffrey Dochery's Electric Wire Hustle poster. This typeface was developed while she was studying at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hlynur Ingólfsson

Graphic designer in Reykjavik. He created the monoline rounded all-caps rounded face Gelato (2011, Ten Dollar Fonts) and Live A Lot (2012, alchemic; at Ten Dollar Fonts). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Holly Press

Student at Pennsylvania College of Art & Design in 2013 who is based in Reading, PA. Designer of the alchemic typeface Revamp (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hugo Portinha

Hugo Portinha (Lisbon, Portugal) designed the free thin compass-and-ruler vector format typeface Bouh and the squarish typeface Pok in 2013 during his studies. In 2014, he designed the free hipster typeface Oko.

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

Ioana Negulescu

Graphic designer in Bucharest, Romania. Creator of the alchemic typeface Romaniology (2012).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Israel Abraham

Venezuelan creator of the experimental / alchemic face Carnada (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ivan Vetrov

Moscovite graphic designer who made these Latin / Cyrillic typefaces in 2013: Kin Dza Dza (alchemic), and DecoFont (an amalgamation of Fatface and Conqueror Slab). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jacob Ritt

During his studies in Vienna, Austria, Jacob Ritt created the alchemic typeface Tapir (2013), which he desribes as follows: Tapir is a monospaced, post-contemporary, runic, angular, weird, font. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jacopo Severitano
[Ziamimi]

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James Bonaventure Hepburn

Scottish scholar (1573-1620) who in 1616 in Roma published The Virga Aurea---Seventy-two magical and other related alphabets. The Virga Aurea was published as a large engraving. The engraving consists of a listing in four columns of the 72 alphabets, which include various Latin and Greek alphabets, as well as Hebrew, Arabic, Etruscan, Assyrian, Armenian, Gothic, Scythian, Scottish, Hibernian, Coptic and Chaldaic. [Google] [More]  ⦿

James McNaught

Edinburgh, UK-based designer of the alchemic typeface Evolution (2013). It was an experiment for his thesis: Based on Paul Renner's Futura (1928), it begins as archetypal Roman letterforms and gradually disintegrates into abstraction and illegibility. The aim was to represent how current typographers have taken what we recognise through association & cultural agreement to be our alphabet and modified it through ornamentation, subtraction or deviation to unreadable extents. This typeface, in its journey from perfect alphanumeric characters to illegible symbols, brings the notation of language to paradoxically its most abstract and most core forms: coded visual marks, decrypted into linguistic and semantic meaning. [Google] [More]  ⦿

James Nunn

Australian creator of the alchemic alphabet face Deer Sue (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jan Koehler
[Deniart Systems]

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Janie Legault

During her studies, Gatineau, Quebec-based Janie Legault created the alchemic typeface Eska (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jay Pierstorff
[Computer Safari]

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Jennifer Williams

During her studies in cardiff, Wales, Jennifer Williams designed the alchemic typeface Crytpic Promenade (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jeremy Tankard
[Jeremy Tankard Typography]

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Jeremy Tankard Typography
[Jeremy Tankard]

Jeremy Tankard established Jeremy Tankard Typography in 1997, after corporate design work at Addison Design Consultants and Wolff Olins. This Londoner made some extraordinary and daring font families, such as Enigma, Blue Island (Adobe), FF Disturbance (1993, a unicase based on Sabon), Alchemy, The Shire Types (1998, consisting of Shire-Cheshire, Shire-Derbyshire, Shire-Shropshire, Shire-Staffordshire, Shire-Warwickshire, and Shire-Worcestershire), Shaker (2000, sans serif), Harmony Greek (which netted him a Bukvaraz 2001 award alongside the Shire Types and Shaker), Aspect (2002, with many ligatures and swashes, in OpenType), Bliss (Agfa Creative Alliance), and Corbel (2004, a sans OpenType family made for Microsoft's ClearType project, for which he received a TypeArt 05 award).

In many of his faces, Jeremy mixes upper and lower case letters for more impact. Custom designs of his include Epsilon (a very bold face, supposedly designed for the Düsseldorf branch of Frogdesign) and Harmony (for Telstra in Australia).

In 2005, he designed Kingfisher, a transitional petit-Bodonesque serif family.

In 2006, Tankard cooperated with Arjowiggins and design agency Blast on a font called Arjowiggins AW Inuit that was commissioned by ArjoWiggins for the launch of the Inuit paper: it is a unicase Latin font inspired by Inuit letterforms. See also at MyFonts. The typophiles are quite upset at this sort of typeface though. [I disagree with them.]

In 2009, he published an extenseive family, trilogy, which consists of Trilogy Sans Compressed, Trilogy Sans Condensed, Trilogy Sans Normal, Trilogy Sans Wide, Trilogy Sans Expanded, Trilogy Egyptian Normal, Trilogy Egyptian Wide, Trilogy Egyptian Expanded, and Trilogy Fatface.

In 2012, he published the 14-style ink-trapped Fenland family of sans typefaces.

Redisturbed is a classical unicase typeface.

Capline is a bilined all-caps typeface family for titling work.

Fontfont write-up. Alternate URL. Interview by Planète Typographie. Interview by Brendan Staunton. FontShop link. Klingspor link. MyFonts link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Jeroen de Jonge

Jeroen de Jonge (Rotterdam, The Netherlands) created the alchemic typeface Support in 2013 during his studies. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jimmie Zu
[Dos BCN]

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Joanna Angola Soria

During her graphic design studies in Paris, Joanna Angola Soria created the alchemic typeface Metropolis (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joao Andrade

Graphic designer in Cascais, Portugal, who created the free alchemic typeface Sequi (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jody Moon
[Luke Lung]

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Joey Green

Graphic designer in London who created the alchemic typeface Afromosia in 2013. It was inspired by West African wooden masks. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Johannes König
[Melville Brand Design]

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John Roshell
[John Roshell]

Designer (b. 1970, Mountain View, CA) of many (most) fonts at Comicraft, a comic book font outfit in Los Angeles, CA, a company he cofounded with Richard Starkings in 1992.

Some fonts: Altogether OOky, Addams-AltogetherOoky, Addams-Capitals, Addams-Regular, CCBithead-Bark, CCBithead-Byte, CC Bryan Talbot (2008, created for Bryan Talbot's Alice in Sunderland), CCHooky-Open, CCHooky-Solid, CCAlchemite, CCChills, CCDigitalDelivery, CCDivineRight-Regular, CCDoubleBack-Future, CCDoubleBack-Past, CCElsewhere-Regular, CCFlameOn, CCFrostbite, CCGrimlyFiendish-Regular, CCJimLee, CCJoeMadInt, CCLosVampiros, CCMeanwhile, CCMeltdown, CCMonsterMash, CCSpills, CCSplashdown, CCStormtrooper, CCTheStorySoFar-Regular, CCThrills, CCToBeContinued, WildAndCrazySFX. With Richard Starkings, he designed Achtung Baby (2001), Adamantium and DoubleBack in 2001 for Agfa/Monotype. Other designs: Dave Gibbons (2006), UpUpAndAway (2005), Forked Tongue (2005), Paranoid Android (2005), Snowmany Snowmen (2005), Gibbous (2006), Astronauts in Trouble, Chatterbox, Red Star, Tough Talk, Sean Phillips, Atomic Wedgie, Pass The Port, Divine Right, Shoutout, Battle Scarred, Danger Girl, Primal Scream, PhaseSonStun, Yeah Baby, Nuff Said, Trick Or Treat, MonsterMash, CarryOnScreaming, Chills, Goosebumps, CreepyCrawly, GrimlyFiendish, IncyWincySpider, Spookytooth, Meltdown and TrickOrTreat dingbats, BiffBamBoom, Spellcaster, Cheese And Crackers, FaceFont, Hedge, Meanwhile, Wildwords International, Comicrazy, Storyline (2006), Happy Holidays (2007), Foom (2007).

MyFonts sells these fonts by him: Adamantium, Alchemite, Altogether Ooky, Area51, Aztech, Battle Cry, Bithead, Chills, Dave Gibbons, Dead Mans, Destroyer, Digital Delivery, Divine Right, Drop Case, Elsewhere, Euphoria, CC Fairy Tale (2007), Face Front, Fighting Words, Flame On, Foom, Frostbite, Gibbons Gazette (2009, Gobbledygook, Golem (2002), Grimly Fiendish, Happy Holidays, Hellshock, Hip Flask, Holier Than Thou, Hooky, Hyperdrive, Joe Kubert, Meanwhile, CCMild Mannered (2007), Monologous, Near Myth, Overbyte, Phat Boi, PhilYeh, Rough Tongue, Sanctum Sanctorum, Scott McCloud, Smash, Speeding Bullet, Spills, Splashdown, Spookytooth, Stonehenge, Stormtrooper, Storyline, Thats All Folks, The Story So Far, Thingamajig, Thrills, Tim Sale, Tim Sale Brush, Timelord, Treacherous, Treasure Trove (2007), Up Up And Away, Wild And Crazy, Zzzap, Deadline (2007), Kickback (2007, with David Lloyd), Sticky Fingers (2007, scary).

Typefaces made in 2008: Ratatatat (2008), CC Mad Scientist (2008), HammerHorror (2008), EnemyLines (2008, based on WWII lettering used by the nazis), Cutthroat Lower (2008), Philyeh (2008), Doohickey Lower (2008), CC Sign Language (2008, fruit vendor lettering).

Typefaces made in 2009: SpillProof (2009), Slaphappy (2009), Hooky (2009, spraycan style), Long Underwear (2009), Digital Delivery (2009), Grande Guignol (2003, art nouveau), Bronto Burger (2009), Elsewhere (2009, art nouveau), Exterminate (2009, stone carving face), You Blockhead (2009), CC Rugged Rock (2009),

Creations in 2010: Wild Words Lower (2010), Back Beat (2010), Rick Veitch (2010, based on the lettering of comic book artist Rick Veitch), Credit Extension (2010), Shiver (2010, with Richard Starkings), Shake (2010, with Richard Starkings), Elephantmen (2008-2010, squarish family).

Contributions from 2011: Knobbly Knees, Ed McGuinness (comic book script family), Big Top, Clean Cut Kid, Dash Decent (a very round almost-bubblegum family), Fancy Pants (connected script), Goth Chic (blackletter).

Fonts from 2012: Lunar Modular, Lunar Orbiter, Lunar Rover, Geek Speak, Ancient Astronaut, Totally Awesome (comic book caps face).

Fonts from 2013: Samaritan and Samaritan Tall (with Richard Starkings), Ghost Town (a family of seven gold rush era typefaces), Colleen Doran (a comic book family: A Distant Soil is a classic bold and beautiful science fiction/fantasy comic book series by creator, writer, artist and letterer Colleen Doran. A Distant Soil is being remastered and re-released by those awfully nice chaps at Image Comics and Colleen commissioned Comicraft to create the definitive bold and beautiful Colleen Doran font, based on her original pen lettering), Mega City (an elliptical in-your-face advertising signage typeface family), Soliloquous (fat rounded hand-printed comic book family), Excalibur Stone, Excalibur Sword, Legendary Legerdemain (+Leggy), Cool Beans (beatnik font).

Fonts from 2014: HighJinks, Onomatopedia, Killzone, Killswitch, Killjoy.

Klingspor link. FontShop link.

View John Roshjell's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

John Roshell
[John Roshell]

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Johnny Pato

Designer of the vector format alchemic typeface Outter Space (sic) (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jonathan Giuntini

Jonathan Giuntini (Montplellier, France) is a freelance graphic designer. He created the slabby modular headline face L'Estoquefiche (2012) and the alchemic hipster typeface Valstarr Neue (2014).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jonathan Martin

Graphic design student at Birmingham City University in 2012. Creator of the alchemic typeface Ambicase Sans Display (2012), the double case typeface CO2 Display (2012), Facade Sans (2012, a combination of art deco and Futura), Facade Display (2012), Facade Display Stencil (2012), Facade Novelty (2012), and Twofaced Display Type (2012, Ten Dollar Fonts). At some point, the entire Facade series was renamed Fassade---I think, but am not sure, that pressure must have come from Ascender / Monotype, which has a typeface called Facade by Steve Matteson.

Typefaces from 2013 include Hadron (a strong-willed display typeface), Old Railway Type (revival of early 1900s sans serif lettering found on railway signage of the this period all across the UK).

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Jorge León Dumpierrez

Born in 1987 in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, this graphic designer worked in Bacelona for two years at Folch Studio and Clase BCN. Today, he lives in the Canary Islands.

He created Foster (2010, a didone italic) and the display faces Joker Serif and Joker Slab Serif (2010). Tauromaquia (2012) was inspired by bull fights. Futura and medieval symbology influenced Jorge in the creation of the alchemic typeface Avariciya (2013). Tiempo (2013) is a Peignotian sans.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jorge Letona

Guatemalan graphic designer in Mixco. Creator of the alchemic typefaces Balam (2011: inspired by the Mayan culture; can be bought at Ten Dollar Fonts), Imperio Pastel (2012), Teepee One and Two (2012, Ten Dollar Fonts), Confusa (2012), and Hunab Ku (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jose Gonzalez

Born in the Dominican Republic, Jose Gonzalez lives in Peabody, near Boston, MA. During his studies, he created the alchemic vector format typeface Trian (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jose Ramon Sahagun

Creator of the alchemic typeface Alquimia (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

José Antonio Garrido Izquierdo
[Noem9 Studio]

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Joshua Brooks

Leeds, UK-based designer of Hardbaq (2013), a free font inspired by the shapes of blinds and windows that served as a school project at Leeds Metropolitan University. Blockbaq (2013) is a 3d typeface. Alpha (2013) is an outlined alchemic typeface. Watermelon (2014) is a script typeface.

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

Josip Kelava

Josip Kelava (Jay Kreative, Australia and UK) is an art director and graphic designer. He has done typographic work for fashion mags and fashion-conscious ads such as for Mercedes (2011), Coco Vodka (2011, using an Escheresque typeface), and Click Magazine (2011, see the Olena Cherneyo illustration). Creator of the alchemic yet futuristic family Geomas (2011).

Typefaces made in 2012: Metropolis (a superb bilined retro type family, ideal for posters---free download).

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

Julia Joffre

French type designer affiliated with FontYou. In 2013, Denis Moulin, Bertrand Reguron, Valentine Proust, Laurène Girbal and Julia Joffre codesigned the hipster typeface Theory FY (2013, alchemic).

In 2014, Julia Joffre and the FontYou crew codesigned Sergio FY, an antique wedge serif Latin font family inspired by a 19th century wooden type font found in Gazetta Musicale di Milano, 1897. It is possibly named after spaghetti Western master Sergio Leone. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Junli Kato

Junli Kato (Miami, FL) designed the alchemic display typeface Avian in 2013 during her studies at New World School of the Arts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Justin Ward

Chicago-based designer of an ornamental typeface in 2010.

In 2012, he created a sans face, Pelago, and added a couple of alchemic versions.

Typefaces from 2013: Here & There (poster typeface), Reynard (bejeweled typeface), Northerly (angular), Rime (ornamental display face).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

J.W. Alvarez Smith

Student of Graphic & Web Design at DMACC (Des Moines Area Community College). FontStructor who made Emma Witchson (2012, alchemic typeface). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kenneth Hirst
[Cosmorama]

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Khiro

Collo, Skikda, Algeria-based designer (b. 1995) of the techno typeface Accedent (2013) and the artsy textured typeface KH Tempery (2013).

In 2014, he created KH Faygt (circus font), KH Faygt SP, Masiode (avant-garde typeface family), KH Idonx (alchemic typeface) and KH Cosan. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kim Sandford

Kim Sandford (Leeds, UK) created the alchemic typeface Vielko in 2013.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Konrad Bednarski

Graduate of the London College of Communication who works in Paris. His list of typefaces:

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Lais Costa

Graphic designer who studied at Universidade de Sorocaba in Brazil. She created the alchemic typeface Helvetian (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Laura Pol

Graphic designer in Miami, FL. During her studies, Laura Pol (Pol Designs) created the free blackboard bold display typeface Wamed001 (2013) and the modular typeface Aroma Bold and Light (2013, free).

In 2014, she designed the alchemic typeface Tyde, and the free geometric sans typeface Aqua Grotesque that reminds us of the 1940s.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Laurène Girbal

French type designer affiliated with FontYou. In 2013, Denis Moulin, Bertrand Reguron, Valentine Proust, Laurène Girbal and Julia Joffre codesigned the hipster typeface Theory FY (2013, alchemic). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Lee Keith Innes

London-based graphic designer and illustrator. Creator of Conspiracy (2012), an alchemic typeface. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Leonardo Prause Sartori

Leonardo Prause graduated from the University of Passo Fundo - UPF (Southern Brazil). Creator of the alchemic typeface Dicto (2012, Ten Dollar Fonts). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lili Emtiaz

Brooklyn, New York-based designer of Connectivity (2013), an alchemic typeface. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lucas Moriceau

French designer (b. 1993) of the straight-edged alchemic typeface Symbolïzm (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ludovico Cesetti

During his studies in Rome, Ludovico Cesetti created the alchemic typeface Rigel (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Luis Miguel Torres
[Aviv Studio]

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Luisa Empis

During her studies in Baltimore, MD, in 2013, Luisa Empis created the alchemic typeface Slowsand (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Luishock Martinez

Spanish graphic and type designer who made the experimental face Vinagre (2008) and of the alchemic face Dolor Lacus (2011). He is based in Madrid.

Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Luke Lung
[Jody Moon]

Jody Moon (aka Luke Lung) (b. 1991) created the alchemic typeface Far East Movement (2014) and the medieval typeface Forget Me Knot Roman (2014). All typefaces are free. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Luke Russell

Leicester, UK-based designer of an alchemic and an experimental geometric typeface (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lynn Harles

During his studies in Luxembourg, Lynn harles created the alchemic typeface Quadratur des Kreizes (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Maarten van 't Wout
[Alumia]

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Macarena Sepulveda

Santiago, Chile-based designer of the free alchemic typeface Moctezuma (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Maja Udilovic

During her graphic design studies in Belgrade, Maja Udilovic designed the alchemic typeface Typo Try (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Manfred Klein
[Eyes]

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Manfred Klein
[TypOasis 2003]

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Manzur Ghozaali

Malang and/or Bandung, Indonesia-based designer of the modular poster typeface Ghozai v2 (2013), the modular circle-based typeface Uzumaki (2013, based on the logo of the Uzumaki clan in the anime manga Naruto by Masashi Kishimoto), the spurred typeface Kalimantan (2013), and the grid-based compass-and-ruler typeface Hebat (2013).

In 2014, Manzur made the sans typeface Saluja and the grunge typeface Parang.

Behance link. Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marcel Blijleven

Design student in Hoofddorp, The Netherlands, whose first font is the high-contrast art deco typeface Ecoutez (2012).

Creator of the geometric sans face Selvage (2012, in Raw (pure forms) and Worn (filled in ink trap form) styles), the architectural lettering font Resoluut (2012, +Cyrillic), the tattoo font Galera (2012), and the monoline face Monodrone (2012, Ultratypes).

In 2013, he published Fat Boy (a grotesk display face), Optic (alchemic). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marco Oggian

Freelance designer and illustrator in Milan, now based in Laveno. Creator of Magico (2013, Ten Dollar Fonts: an ornamental caps typeface), Conizugna (2013, Ten Dollar Fonts), the alchemic typefaces Roccia (2013), Parqa (2012, Ten Dollar Fonts: inspired by Gotham, a font used in German expressionist cinema), Labieno (2012) and Harf 77 (2012, Ten Dollar Fonts: Harf77 is a contribution to the English punk scene of the late 70's). Harf 77 Neue followed in 2013.

Typefaces from 2014: Freschezza, Milano (a free sans typeface).

Behance link. Hellofont link. Additional URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marie Osscini

For a school project in 2013, Marie Osscini (Aix-en-Provence, France) designed the alchemic typeface Apache. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Martine Hage

Graphic design student at Westerdals School of communication. In 2012, she created the alchemic typeface Droste. She also made pictogram set for Vestfjorden restaurant and catering in collaboration with Petter Bergundhaugen.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mathew Lucas

Stoke, UK-based graphic designer. Behance link. Magnum Opus (2011) is an experimental typeface inspired by alchemy and black magic. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Maxime Roman

Parisian graphic designer who created the display typefaces Damn New Roman, La Ménagerie (alchemic typeface) and Pop Eye Font (with Nicolas Barlier) in 2013.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Medieval

Small archive of medieval/gothic fonts: Alchemist (Computer Safari, 1995), AromatCapsSSK, FrankensteinPSMT, KellyAnnGothic, OldEnglishTextMT, Parchment-Regular (PhotoLettering, 1993), Ruritania. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Megan Sagar

Christchurch, New Zealand-based creator of the alchemic typeface Ulteria (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Melville Brand Design
[Johannes König]

Led by Michael Schmidt, with participation of Florian Brugger, Lars Hamsen and Johannes König (art director, b. 1979). This German design studio made the free font Melville Too Bold (2009). Johannes König graduated from the University in Salzburg as a "Magister for Multimedia-Arts" he worked for Fantomas and Starshot Munich as a free-lance art director and illustrator. In 2010, Johannes published the art deco all caps face Abracadabra and the variable stroke size face Trick Pony at Volcano.

In 2012, he created the alchemic typeface Mestizo, which was published by Volcano. Accius, Alerio and Amias are three substyles that deal with the basic geometric shapes, while the Balbo, Belus and Borba styles are for playful icons.

Some of the guys are involved in Karlsruhe-based MAGMA Brand Design (Behance link). The successful Slanted magazine is published by MAGMA Brand Design.

Home page. Klingspor link. Volcano Type link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Michael Cina
[YouWorkForThem (was: Cinahaus, or TrueIsTrue)]

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Michael Nunes

Michael Nunes (Michael Nunes Design, Lisbon, Portugal) created the tweetware alchemic typeface Portica (2013). In 2014, he created the tweetware Round Around Icon Set.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Miguel Aguilar

Mexico City-based designer of Tourist (2012, an inline typeface), Holy Type (2012, experimental typeface), Lemon (2012, display typeface) and Profane (2012, alchemic typeface). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mike Greenshields

London-based creator of the hipster typeface Nekow (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Milan Nedved

Typefounder in Providence, RI. He created the display caps face Babel (2011). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Mircea Constantin Dragan

Romanian designer of the the alchemic typeface Farnsworth (2012, Ten Dollar Fonts). [Google] [More]  ⦿

M.J. Cooper

Student at DMACC in Des Moines, IA, in 2013, who designed the alchemic typeface The Sharpness (2013, FontStruct). [Google] [More]  ⦿

M.M.C. Zolowsky

During his studies in Poznan, Poland, Zolowsky designed the alchemic typeface Drama (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Molly Woodfield

During her studies in Market Drayton, UK, Molly Woodfield designed the alchemic typeface Hipster Shit (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Monica Vigo

Graduate of Miami Ad School. Madrid-based designer of Spree Park (2012, a fat counterless typeface), Batllo (2012, a wavy ornamental face to honor Gaudi), Diamante (2012, octagonal) and Typotato (2012, potato printing).

Varea (2013) was created for the identity of Irene Varea.

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Mr. Zyan

Spanish type designer affiliated with FontYou. Codesigner with Alisa Nowak of the alchemic hipster font Pyrenees FY (2013). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Nathan Bowen

Illustrator and designer in Lynchburg, VA, who created the alchemic Future Viking font in 2013 while studying at Liberty University. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nathan Howind

Digital photographer and typographer in Braunschweig, Germany. He created the alchemic typeface Crescent (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nicky Zhu

Graphic designer and illustrator in London, who created the alchemic typeface Aprotica (2012).

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Nikki Rodriguez

Nikki Rodriguez Lima (Tegucigalpa, Honduras) is the creator of the hand-printed typefaces Fickle (2013), Nova (2013, an alchemic typeface), Arccos (2013: triangular typeface), Asswipe (2013), Tickle Shits (2012) and Shithead (2012).

Fontspace link. Behance link. FontM link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nimio Insight

Design studio in Toledo, Spain, who created the hipster typefaces Anfora (2014, Greek simulation) and Prenzlauer (2013). In 2014, Nimio created a decorative set of numerals called Numerologia (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nina Bero

Graphic designer in Barcelona, who created an unnamed modular geometric typeface in 2012. Murmur (2012) is a dark magic connect-the-dots typeface. Free download at Fontspace. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nina Gregier

Polish graphic designer who is based in Krakow. Nina is exploring geometric concepts such as in her Alfabetczi White (2012), Teleport (2011, monoline hexagonal), in her Stripes typeface (2010), in Do Not Cut (2011), in CLN 3000 ID (2011), in the multiline face Pink Twist Alphabet (2011), in the hand-printed poster face Bambi Letters (2011), and in Garaz (2011). Ksavery (2011) is an architectural typeface designed for the logo of the Krakow School of Art and Fashion Design's blog.

In 2012, she created the alchemic typeface Keep Going.

Fruits of the Forest (2013) is an alchemic typeface family. Classic Geometry (2013) also uses geometric patterns.

In 2014, she created the geometric display face Baltazar and the avant garde Proste Wnetrze (for the interior design studio by that name).

Home page. Home page. Hellofont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Noem9 Studio
[José Antonio Garrido Izquierdo]

Noem9 Studio is an online studio created by Jose A. Garrido, a graphic designer who was born in Alcañiz, Teruel, Spain, in 1987, and who lives in Zaragoza.

He created Avanth (2012), a modular experimental typeface that is very useful for logos and titles.

Typefaces from 2012 include Ballege (a partially free athletic lettering font).

Typefaces from 2013: Chronic (a free alchemic font inspired by native American legends), Essay (a copperplate headline sans published by Avondale).

Creattica link. Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Nowi Plus

Buenos aires-based designer of the alchemic typeface Don't Bite (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Omar Bustamante

Miami, FL-based creator of the alchemic typeface Relic (2013, free) and Glyphs (2014, alchemic).

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Omar Oner

Graphic designer in Madrid who created Totem Type (2013), a squarish alchemic typeface. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Paige Gannon

During his studies in Brisbane, Australia, Paige Gannon created the alchemic typeface Wired (2013). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pancho López

Graphic designer in Guadalajara, Mexico, who made Miami Deco (2011, a multiline art deco jewel), Poiret 1940s (2012, art deco), Juke Box (2010, retro type), El Solitario (2011, an Italian Western typeface, a redesign of an earlier type by Francisco Bustamante), Arcan Magic (2012, an alchemic typeface based on Cherokee Indian symbology), OK Mr Lopez (2012, open caps face), and Bardot Type (2012, a fashion mag typeface). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Papanapa
[Gustavo Garcia]

Papanapa is a Sao Paulo-based multidisciplinary design studio founded by Gustavo Garcia. Designer of these typefaces:

  • 2004: Almaga, Sketch Book, Tokiorama (oriental simulation).
  • 2005: Chubby Round, Chubby Square, Classic 1952, Ishtencil Popular, Round Balcony.
  • 2006: Bonfim (paper-fold face), Com Las Manos.
  • 2007: Bad Tattoo Artist, Brocos Tortos, Electro Punk, Molecula Toxica, Roundin.
  • 2008: Flat Pipe, a typeface that won an award at Tipos Latinos 2008 in the experimental type category.
  • 2012: PeKu is a free alchemic display typeface inspired by the Mayan fabric patterns. It was developed especially for the tenth edition of PechaKucha in Brazil. Gigla is an avant garde typeface. George is a hand-drawn poster face. Hot Kiss is an informal sans. Divinitus is a mini-slabbed typeface family.

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Passport Design Bureau

Passport is a young and independent design bureau founded by Jonathan Finch & Rosalind Stoughton, based in Leeds, UK. Creators of the alchemic (hipster) typeface Fonecian (2012, Ten Dollar Fonts). For an application of Fonecian, see Daria Andreeva's project on the art of Nikolay Makarovich Oleynikov. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Patrice Barnabé

Barcelona-based graphic designer who created the alchemic typeface Kyrie (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pedro Lobo
[Uppertype]

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Pedro Lopes Pereira

Portuguese art director and graphic designer, who created Type I (2012, a font composed of basic shapes) and Type II (2012, a semi-alchemic typeface).

Behance link. Home page of Changing Lines,where one can buy the typefaces. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Perry Bronte

Student in Auckland, New Zealand, who created the alchemic typeface Xui (2013), the hipster typeface Ikawai (2014), and the experimental typefaces Ka Tiritiri O Te Moana (2014), Arapito (2014), Maungataniwha (2014) and Hapua Waikawa (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pete Russo

During his studies at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, Pete Russo (aka Voodo Bownz) created the arts-and-crafts typeface Bownz (2013). He writes: "Bownz" is a decorative sans-serif typeface that borrows elements from mystical voodoo symbols known as veve's as well as the distinct style of artist Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

He also made NYC Marble Cemetery Type (2013), based on letters found at the entrance of that cemetery.

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Peter Olschinsky
[Atelier Olschinsky]

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Peter Rempel
[PR Fonts]

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Petros Afshar

London-based creator of the super-experimental geometric faces Artificer (2011), Illusive (2014, alchemic), Tuna (2014), and Flatland (2011). Home page. Petros is also a talented typographic illustrator---see, e.g., his Blue Heron (2011). An example of his typography for information design: Table Tennis for the 2012 Olympics.

At Studio SAP in London, he had a hand in many illustrations and illustrative typefaces such as Sleipnir (2012).

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Pier Paolo

Caixias do Sul and/or Florianopolis, Brazil-based designer of the free blocky typeface Pilaca (2012, free), which was developed for the identity of USC (Union de Skaters Caxienses), or Uniao dos Skatistas Caxiensas). Pilaca can be used in 3d applications. Figa (2012, free) is an alchemic typeface.

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Pilar Torcal

Barcelona-based creator of Galang (2012, an alchemic typeface).

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Pixel Orchestra
[Bruno Capezzuoli]

Bruno Capezzuoli (Pixel Orchestra, Rome) created the typefaces Glitch (experimental) and Ettore (alchemic) in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

PR Fonts
[Peter Rempel]

Peter Rempel (b. 1958) is a Winnipeg-based calligrapher. Nice graphic about classical roman types. He designed some exquisite shareware fonts: PR Uncial Creepy (2010), PR Agamemnon Bold (2008), PR-Uncial (2003), PR-UncialAltCapsExtended, PR-UncialAlternateCapitals (1998), Demo-ofGabrielCondensed, Demo-ofGabrielRegular, Demo-version:Gabrielextended, PR-CelticNarrow (1998), Magickal Signs, PR Runes (2000), PR Rune Stones (2000), Pi Rho Runestones (1998), PR Astrological (1998), PR Compass Rose (2007), PR Viking (2007; +Alternates) and Pirho Herakles (1998, an Etruscan-style or Greek simulation font). In preparation: PR Alchemyst, PR Snaggly, PR Monk's Holiday.

He writes about himself: educated in music composition and visual design. In his family home, there were many wall plaques with German Bible verses, rendered in a variety of gothic and fraktur lettering styles. In the 1980s he discovered the art of calligraphy, first through the speedball lettering textbook, and later by joining the calligraphers Guild of Manitoba. He has studied a variety of lettering styles, but his strongest interest is in the letter styles of the Middle Ages, starting with the German Fraktur styles he knew from childhood, and extending back, into uncials, runic shapes, and the Classical Roman Letter. The Chancery cursive, or Italic hand, which to many people is synonymous with calligraphy, never held much interest for him. He released his first shareware fonts in 1996.

In 2010, he went partially commercial. His first pay font is PR Pointers (2010, an arrows font).

In 2011, he designed the commercial faces PR Mapping and PR Stars.

In 2012, he published PR Arco (arcs for framing curved lines of text, in a style common on Victorian posters and almanac covers) and PR Hydra (a Greek simulation font).

Typefaces from 2013 include PR Snowflakes 01, PR Bramble Wood 1 and 2, PR Valendoodle 01 (Valentine's Day ornaments), PR Swirlies (in series numbered 01 through 06), PR Swirlies Frames, PR HallowDoodles (Halloween dingbats), PR Nouveau Ornaments (art nouveau), PR Viking (a rune simulation face), PR Foxtail 01, PR Foxtail 02, PR Scrolls 03, 04 and 05 (2014), PR Hearts Take Wing 01, PR Mysticon 01 (star dingbats), PR Pointers 01 (arrows), PR Valknut (Norse god symbolism), PR Scrolls, PR Uncial (1998), PR Dim Sum (brush face), PR Columban (a Celtic uncial, named after Irish monk Columbanus), PR Columbian.

Typefaces from 2014: PR Cauldron (a scary Celtic style font), Vanaheim (a flared display face influenced by Nordic runes).

MyFonts link. MyFonts foundry link. Klingspor link. Fontsy link. Dafont link. Castles&Crypts link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Prabudha Agnihotri

Bangalore, India-based creator of the alchemic typeface Tricul (2014), for which inspiration came from semaphore signals. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Quentin Bohn

Quentin Bohn, a graffiti artist and student at ECV in Lille, France, designed an untitled hipster typeface in 2014. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rafa Goicoechea

Barcelona-based designer of the alchemic typeface Mana Sans (2011). He writes: A commissioned display font I designed for the Mexican band Maná in late 2011. It was finally used for one of their songs on the new album, as part of the visuals for their live shows on the last tour around South America and USA. Available from Ultra Types.

Other fonts by him from 2012 include Geoda (a geometrically designed font), Modula Mono (a monospaced bold organic caps set, available from Ten Dollar Fonts), Mana (alchemic), and Marina (this three-style text family is his final project for the Masters in Advanced Typography at EINA).

In 2013, he designed the 900-glyph geometric display sans typeface Sifonn Pro (Ultra Types), which is loaded with interlocking pairs. There is a basic tweetware version.

Behance link. Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rafaela Rolfsen
[Shadz XIII]

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Raihan Nizar

Raihan Nizar (b. 1977) is the Indonesian FontStructor who made Cubos (2011, squarish and geometric), Pixelized Handwriting (2011), Lost in Future (2011, sci-fi face), Valdero (2011), Simplicity (2011, kitchen tile face), Bold Type (2011, octagonal), Fat Cribbo (2011, gridded), Block Out (2011, in the style of the commercial face Pincoya), Smooth (kitchen tile face), Quadro, Minimal (geometric, gridded, almost a kitchen tile face), Zkratchy (scratchy face), Retro Mania (almost a Western face), Techno Light, Blockz, Box Building (3d outline face), Metropol (outline techno face), Space Adventure, Electric City, Cubix, Revolution, Pixel, High Volume, and Letters In The Blocks in 2011. Many of these faces are pixelish.

Typefaces from 2012: Dequatrion (fat stencil face), Konnekto (electrical circuit font), Devoltas, Forsid (cubist painting font), Etnis (squarish), Electro (counterless and octagonal), Mr. Ken (very fat face), Squadlest (squarish), Neonize (dot matrix face), Simplicity (kitchen tile face), Sound System (squarish), High Volume, Bajaj Sans (gaspipe sans), Bulat (fat counterless typeface), Elektro (blocky, counterless), Elektro Forest, The Slabbers (Egyptian), Kotakisme (counterless and geometric), Bhekhathe (thin geometric typeface), Insomnia, Siliko (metal band logo font), Motakku (labyrinthine, op-art).

Typefaces from 2013: Yamko Rambe Yamko (alchemic typeface), Farmhand Script (poster script), Luikeza, The Ugly Script, Gerobak (fat, counterless).

Aka cablecomputer. Fontspace link. FontStruct link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Raksa Sam

Torcy, France-based designer of the alchemic typeface Tsunami (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ralph Raymund Cifra

Manila-based graphic designer, who created the alchemic typeface Prime (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Reanimagic

UK-based designer of the alchemic typeface Illusive (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rebecca Duff-Smith

Student at Central St Martins in London, who is working on an alchemic typeface called Aztec (2012). She also designed an illustrated capitals alphabet with drawings related to countries.

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Rei Kirie

Graphic designer in Seoul. Creator of the alchemic / withcraft / magic / connect-the-dots font SIGIL (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Riccardo Imperiale

Aka Ricky Thump. Milan-based creator of Ottoplus 8 (2013, a display sans typeface) and Catafraktor (2013, alchemic typeface). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Richard Starkings
[Comicraft (or: Active Images)]

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Roger Hartley
[Silver Graphics]

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Romain Benard

Bordeaux, France-based creator of the high-contrast face Virgule (2011). Vekst (2013, with Lucile Cazanave) is in the hacker type and/or alchemic type categories. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rosalind Stoughton

NEUE is the design practice of editorial graphic designer Rosalind Stoughton (Leeds, UK) who is studying at Leeds College of Art. In 2012, she created Fonecian (with Jonathan Finch), a futuristic display typeface with two character sets and two widths that was inspired by the ancient Phoenician alphabet. It can be bought at Ten Dollar Fonts.

In 2013, she published the alchemic typeface Dakota at Ten Dollar Fonts.

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Ross Phoenix

Creator of the alchemic / alien faces Phoenix Glyph (2012) and Ancient Glyph (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rouli Diamond

Athens, Greece and Barcelona-based graphic designer. He created the piano key stencil face MAP Stencil (2010, Latin and Greek), the prismatic typeface 3D (2012), and the alchemic typeface Stigma (2012).

In 2013, Rouli designed the tall thin typeface Sentient Adult.

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Ryan Corey

Los Angeles-based graphic and type designer, b. 1975. MyFonts link. He created these faces in 2009: Fairport (organic style), Pentangle (art deco), Fortress (ultra black), Calendaar (monospaced), Occidental (sans), and Sir Lord Baltimore (serif family). MyFonts foundry link for his foundry, est. 2009. Fonts from 2010: Auberon (a fat didone display face).

Abraxis (2013) is a decorative alchemic typeface.

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

Sabina Alcaraz

Graphic design student in Valencia, Spain. Together with Samantha Di Prospero, she created the alchemic display typeface Pintadera (2013). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sajjad Gani

Student in Bristol, UK, in 2014. Designer of the alchemic typeface Analogue Future (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sam Reynolds

London-based graphic designer and art director, who created the alchemic typeface Rebeau in 2012. He also designed the stencil family VigrosM (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Samantha Di Prospero

Illustrator in Rome, Italy. Together with Sabina Alcaraz, she created the alchemic display typeface Pintadera (2013). She also created an experimental watercolor typeface in 2013. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Samuel Carter Mensah

London-based creator of the alchemic typefaces Atelier Neue (2013, dedicated web site) and Echelon (2012, Ten Dollar Fonts). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Samuel John Ross
[Cumberland Fontworks]

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Sasha Zakrevska

Lodz, Poland-based designer of FT (2014), Geometry (2014), Abc (2014, hipster font), Ukrainian Alphabet (2014), Medicine Icons (2014), and Imopossible Figures (2014, Escher-style dingbats).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Science Fonts

Aubrey Blumsohn's archive with Marvosym Font (Martin Vogel), Alchemist Font (Jay Pierstorff, Computer Safari, 1995), Healthcare Font, Medical Font, Hazard Font. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Selin Cinar

Eskisehir, Turkey-based designer of the alchemic typeface Axsttype (2013).

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Sergey Gladinov

Ekaterinburg, Russia-based designer of Xeno (2014, a Latin/Cyrillic hipster font). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Shadz XIII
[Rafaela Rolfsen]

Shadz XIII is Rafaela Rolfsen. Based in Bauru, Brazil, and Falmouth, UK, she made the bilined typeface Black Coma (2012), the hexagonal typeface Tumma (2012), the alchemic typeface Phy (2012) and the fun Monster Type (2012, vector format).

In 2013, Rafaela designed TUA (hexagonal typeface: free download). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Silver Graphics
[Roger Hartley]

Company run by Roger Hartley, Pennington Gap, VA. The link went dead--its parent is The Design Center / DT&G. Some of the fonts are shown here: the Western fonts Hoedown and Laredo, the blackletter fonts Showcard, Water Lily, the caps font Penelope, the medieval script font Hemingway, the athletic lettering font Yorktown, and display faces Wellington (round hand calligraphy), Rumrunner, Rathskeller, Norseman, Almanac, Apothecary, Applegate, Archer, Archer Shadow, Carrie Lane, Dutch Master, Emporia, Flavius, Gigabyte and Hapsburg. All these are on their 60 USD CD called "The Great American Font Works", which has (had!) 132 nice decorative display fonts in all. In the old days, the font Jaclyn could be downloaded for free.

The list of fonts, all made in the period 1992-1995: AceReporter-Bold, AceReporter-BoldItalic, AceReporter-Italic, AceReporter-Normal, Alchemy-Black, Alchemy-Bold, Alchemy-Light, Alchemy-Normal, Almanac, Antigone, Apothecary, Applegate, Archer, ArcherShadow, Aztek, Bandit, BaroniPoster, Bastion-Bold, Bastion-BoldItalic, Bastion-Italic, Bastion-Normal, Bebop, BerniesJukeJoint, BrightSky, CarrieLane, Chiaroscuro, Compute, Delphi, Derby, Duffy, DuffyInline, Durham, DutchMaster, Emporia, Entendre, Enterprise, EuroBold, Fairlane, Fatso, Figment, Flavius-Wide, Flynn, FlynnHollow, FriarTuck, Galaxy, Gigabyte, Gorky, GravureText, GuildSans-Bold, GuildSans-BoldItalic, GuildSans-Italic, GuildSans-Normal, Hapsburg, Hemingway, Hoedown, IBeam-Extruded, Inagodda, Ivanna-Mediaeval-Bold, Ivanna-Mediaeval-BoldItalic, Ivanna-Mediaeval-Italic, Ivanna-Mediaeval, Jaclyn, Jalopy, Jamaica, Jitterbug-Bold, Jitterbug-BoldItalic, Jitterbug-Italic, Jitterbug-Normal, Jitterbug, JitterbugB, JitterbugBO, JitterbugO, Kapanti, Kashmir, Kasparov, KeyWest, Keyclick, Krypton3, LED, Laredo, Layla, MardiGras, Marilyn, Matinee (their name for Busorama), Metro, Monica, NewWorldText, Norseman, Obsidian, Parade, Peacenik, Penelope, Phoebe, Pompeii, PompeiiB, PompeiiBold, Projectile, Publisher, Quasar, Radical, Rathskellar, Rathskeller, Recycler, RibaldEncounter-Bold, RibaldEncounter-Normal, Roundup, Rumrunner, Sailing-Freehand, Sanford, Satchmo, Scratch, Secret, Serenade, ShowBiz, Showcard, Sigmond, SilverDollar, SkinnyDip, Sophocles (Greekish stone-cut writing), Sport, StCroix, Sunshine-Bold, Sunshine, SunshineB, Superbowl, Taiwan, ThisEndUp, Toons, Tophat, TophatEngraved, TraciJo, TwinTubes, Twizzler, VanRose, WaterLily, Wellington, Westchester, Westside, Yorktown. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Simon Langlois

During his graphic design studies in Montreal, Simon Langlois designed the alchemic typeface Swing Sans (2013). One can buy it here.

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Skyhaven
[Alex Tomlinson]

Alex Tomlinson (Skyhaven) is an illustrator and graphic designer in Portsmouth, UK, b. 1992. He started creating free fonts in 2010.

Designer in 2010 of the experimental fonts Drugs, Obesity and Prodigium OS.

In 2012, he designed the hand-printed typefaces Scrappy Le Doot, On Kayak, The Low Down, Lunar Oatmeal, Datamost, Retro Supermarket, Konata, Luna Graph, Clark Summit, Real Toyz, Nocturne, The Snails, StPauls, Arking (graffiti style), Conspiracy, Skeluna, Lava Lamp, Summertime Lovin (outlined signage typeface), and Nonsense. Wub Machine and Spikes (2012) are playful typefaces. Penn Avenue and The Enemy Gene are fattish poster fonts. Get The Fuck Up (2012) and Des Pot (2012) are outlined comic book typefaces, while Nammy Sans is a comic book typeface designed for balloons. Centipede (2012) is a squiggly typeface. Mega Sans and Ursa Cape (2012) are outlined shadowed typefaces. Ursa Minor (2012) is a sci-fi typeface. Retro Gamer is a horizontally-striped geometric typeface. Raditad (2012) is a horizontally-striped sketch face. Iron Furnaces (2012) is ultra-condensed. Nite Owl (2012) is an avant-garde typeface. Red Fish (2012) is a grunge face based on napkin writing. Ded End (2012) is a grungy typewriter typeface. In Metro Caves is a grungy textured typeface. Super Rad (2012) is a geometric sans typeface.

Further typefaces from 2012 include Red Snapper, Metro Skies, Belle West, The Moon, Fisher, Alisky, Enjoy The Alien, Whisperings, The Real World, Swift Death, Tall Trees, Windsor Hand, Distort Me, Split The Atom, Ursa Drop, Klondike7, Belle West, Nammy Sans, Pixel This, Summertime Lovin (comic book lettering), Spikes, Monday Morning, Where My Keys, Firefly Navigator, Coconut Point, Clarks Summit Panic (blood drip typeface), First Impressions (hand-printed), Ocean City Park (hand-printed), Limit Break, Space Game, Sky Metropolis (hand-printed), California Rad (poster face), Yellowjackets (hand-printed), Organic Fear (scary typeface), Frenzy (ornamental caps), Green Surf, Sky Fanci, Killin It, Fix You (outlined face), Punkin Pie (3d outline font), Alligator Sky (hand-printed), Freaking Strange (grunge), Oh God Why (sketched face), In The Know (condensed and hand-printed), Kamikaze (brush face), Wintered Debts, Overhead (alchemic), Wintermint, Festivala, Freaking Strange, Whale Watching, Everything's Fine, Goodnight Freak, Twilight Ozone, Distort Me, Snow Fox, Bouncing on the walls, Sleeping on a cloud, Sketchbook Nasty, On the edge, Outta Da Box, Bold Universe, Splendid Stencil, First Impressions, Strange Rituals (an avant-garde geometric sans), Regular Font (hand-printed outline and shadow font), Shanty Hand, Strawberry Avalanche, Take Warning (blood drip face), Playtitle, Hairliner, Over Atlantic City (tall hand-drawn poster font), Skyliner (tall poster font), Retroland, Owl Creek (a campground font), Insanity, Lake Script, Lakeshore Drive (poster font), Gorilla Comix, Bamboo Brisk, Scranton Fancy, Ruby Glow, Happy Dreams Med Mono, Lost in the sound (chalk font), Ice Cream Sandwich, Art Center, Shark Fighter, Minds Alike, Supersonic Love, Brushie Brushie, Rainy Day (thin poster font), Maggie Moo (comic book font), Kinda Messy, Midsummer Circus, Ocean Coastlines, Hillside Vista, Fox Connection, Cheap Frames, Problems, Rustik (grungy), Tribal Type, Songbird, Angry Mob, New Visions, Parachutes, Loud and Clear (scratchy typeface), From The Woods.

Typefaces designed in 2013: Brinetext Black (a poster font), The Grand Staircase, Windsor, Spacecraft, Nevermore, Paper Airplanes, Whipped Scream, Paper Airplanes, Sing Out, Bright and Beautiful, Into The Vortex, Embxz, Awkward, Summer Jams (outlined face), Sombody (sic) to Love, Tekno Trance, Spinning Around, Up with the Birds, Campground, Linemaster (outline face).

Typefaces from 2014: Lazy Summer, Red Moon Rising (alchemic font), The Perfect Wave, Realistik (upright script), Brinetext Pattern (textured typeface).

Devian Tart link. Behance link. Dafont link. Another Dafont link. Fontspace link. Aka Skyhaven. Dafont link Behance link. Old URL for Skyhave Fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sofia Miller Fleming

Graphic designer in the UK, who created the alchemic caps typeface Forest Spirits (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sonia Castillo

Designer in Madrid, who created the alchemic typeface Superimposed (2012).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sonic Savior
[Friso M. Roest]

Soest-based Friso Roest (Sonic Savior) is the Dutch designer of the free futuristic face Antediluvian (2005-2006). Dafont link. The commercial face Sonica (2006) grew out of this. Archemy (2007) is reminiscent of medieval magic. MyFonts link which goes like this: Sonic Savior is a collaborative project of a Dutch designer, a sound engineer, and an alchemist by the name of Senior Zadith. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Sonja Petrovic

During her studies in Melbourne, Australia, Sonja Petrovic designed the alchemic Penny Font (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Stefan Krömer

Cofounder (b. 1975, Bueckeburg) and type designer at Typonauten, a Bremen-based commercial font foundry started in 1998.

Creator of SingapurFlash, SingapurHeavy, SingapurHeavyColor, SingapurLight, SingapurLightExpert, SingapurWords in 2003, a collection of dingbats and fun scripts. Codesigner in 2005 with Ingo Krepinsky of Toon Town (2005, a comic book face). Creator of the grotesk family Sheffield (2003) and of the Cyrillic simulation font Dimitri (2001). In 2006, he added the Witchfinder family (2006), which has handwritten scripts, and fonts for alchemy, astrology, icons, demons, and necronomicons. In 2007, he codesigned the brush font series BMovie Retro with Ingo Krepinsky and Florian Schick. Creator (with Gunnar Link and Ingo Krepinsky) of Royal Oak Decor (Victorian ornaments), Royal Oak Sans (2009, Edwardian headline sans) and Royal Oak Serif (Western headline face).

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

Stefanie Schwarz

Stefanie Schwarz studied Visual Communication Design at Pforzheim University (Germany), University of Georgia (USA) and the State Academy of Art and Design Stuttgart (Germany).. She now works as a freelance designer and since 2006 as an assistant in Visual Communication Design at Pforzheim University.

[T-26] designer of the futuristic More Modern family (2005) consisting of Light, Medium, Black and Pixel.

In 2007, she added More Modern Flow.

In 2008, she created FF Polymorph, a fun family that includes the alchemic typeface FF Polymorph North.

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

Stephano Tarazona

Designer in Lima, Peru, who created the alchemic typeface Mochica (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Storm Type Foundry
[Frantisek Storm]

Storm Type is a major Czech foundry that offers the inspiring work of Frantisek Storm (b. 1966, Prague). Most typefaces are made by Storm himself. The typefaces:

  • Aaahoj: a ransom note font.
  • Abald (2005): Abald adds to the number of "bad-taste" alphabets as seen on faded commercial inscriptions painted on neglected old houses.
  • Academica: Josef Týfa first published Academia in 1967-68. It was the winning design in a competition for scientific typefaces, announced by Grafotechna. It was cut and cast in metal in 1968 in 8 and 10 point sizes in plain, italic and semi-bold designs. In 2003 Josef Týfa and Frantisek Storm began to work on its digital version. The new name Academica distinguishes the digital execution (and modifications) from the original Academia.
  • Aichel: originally designed for use in architecture (in this particular case for a UNESCO memorial plaque for a church built by Jan Santini-Aichel on Zelenà Hora). It has a stone-chiseled look.
  • Alcoholica
  • Amor Sans and Serif (2005).
  • Andulka (2004): 24 weights for use in books, mags and newspapers
  • Antique Ancienne, Moderne&Regent (2000): Baroque typefaces.
  • Anselm Sans and Serif (2007): 20 styles about which Storm writes The ancestry of Anselm goes back to Jannon, a slightly modified Old Style Roman. I drew Serapion back in 1997, so its spirit is youthful, a bit frisky, and it is charmed by romantic, playful details. Anselm succeeds it after ten years of evolution, it is a sober, reliable laborer, immune to all eccentricities. It won an award for superfamily at TDC2 2008. It covers Greek as well.
  • Areplos (2005): Based on Jan Solpera's 1982 face with serifs on top and serifless at the bottom.
  • Bahnhof: poster typeface from the 1930s.
  • Baskerville Original comprising Baskerville Ten Pro, Baskerville Ten Cyr, Baskerville 10 Pro, JBaskerville, and JBaskerville Text. This is an important and thoroughly studied execution strating from photographs of prints from Baskerville's printing office, ca. 1760. Examples: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII.
  • Bhang (2011) is a flat brush signage family of exceptional balance.
  • Biblon (2000; note: ITC Biblon is a watered down version of Biblon, so please go for the original, not the ITC version). Biblon Pro (2006) is even better; 6 weights.
  • Briefmarken (2008): letters that look dented like postage stamps.
  • Clichee
  • Cobra (2001)
  • Comenia Script (Radana Lencov&acaute;), an upright script with a handwritten look for teaching writing.
  • Comenia Text (2006): a serif family for school books. Also called Comenia Pro Serif.
  • Compur (2000)
  • Defender (2008): a heavy slab family.
  • Digita (2004)
  • Dynamo Grotesk (1995): Storm's 60-weight sans family going back to the early sans traditions. In 2009, this was updated to Dyna Grotesk Pro.
  • Enamelplate (2011).
  • Etelka (2005): a corporate identity sans family, which became commercial in 2006. Four Etelka Monospace styles were added in 2008.
  • Evil
  • Excelsior Script (1995-1996)
  • Farao (a great Egyptienne font in 3 weights)
  • Friedhof (2011). A family based on tombstone lettering from ca. 1900. It contains handtooled and shadowed (Geist + Deko) variations.
  • Gallus Konzept (2007, in many weights): Carolingian-Roman-Gaelic-Uncial script, or an exploration into how the Latin alphabet could look were the evolution of the Carolingian Minuscule to stop in the 8th century AD in Sankt Gallen.
  • Genre: a modern face.
  • Fenix 21 through 23 (2010): An elliptical sans family that includes a hairline (21).
  • Header (2009): a magazine headline family.
  • Hexenrunen (2006, + Reverb): a runic simulation face.
  • Ideal Gothic
  • Jannon (this is a formidable Garalde family). Jannon Pro appeared on MyFonts in 2010.
  • Jannon Sans (2011).
  • Jannon Text Moderne (2001): thicker hairlines and smaller x-height than Jannon Text, thus more generally useful
  • JohnBaskerville (2000)
  • JohnSans (2001, a 72-weight sans version of Baskerville)
  • Josef Sans (2013, with Jan Solpera). A humanist sans family related to Josef Tyfa's Tyfa Roman (Tyfa Antikva).
  • Juvenis (2003)
  • Kompressor: techno face
  • Lexicon Gothic: newspaper and magazine type family, created in 2000. Renamed Lexon Gothic.
  • Libcziowes: based on the oldest lettering found in Bohemia, on a gravestone in Libceves dating from 1591
  • LidoSTF (2001, free): a redrawn Times with lots of individuality, yet still a newspaper face
  • Lokal Script (2009): a large hand-printed letter family.
  • ITC Malstock (1996-1997), a condensed film poster face.
  • Mediaeval
  • Metron (2004, a digital version by F. Storm and Marek Pistora after a huge sans design from 1973 by Jiri Rathousky, which was commissioned by the Transport Company of the Capital City of Prague in 1970 to be used in the information system of the Prague Metro. In 1986, the metro started using Helvetica): this face is eminently readable!
  • Modell: techno
  • Monarchia [The Monarchia family, consisting of three designs, is a transcription of "Frühling" of the German type designer Rudolf Koch, enriched by a bold and text design]
  • Moyenage (2008): a 25-style blackletter family for Latin and Cyrillic, almost an experiment in blackletter design and flexibility. Winning entry at Paratype K2009.
  • Mramor (1988-2013). A roman caps face with lower case added. Storm: The text designs are discontinued since they were replaced by the related Amor Serif family (along with its -sans version). Even so, ten display styles are left.
  • Negro
  • Ohrada: condensed upper case
  • Ornaments 1+2
  • Ozdoby 1+2 (great dingbats): The set includes heraldic figures, leaves, decorative endings, various skull forms, weather signs, borders and many more.
  • Patzcuaro
  • Pentagramme
  • Pentagraf: a slab serif
  • Pivo (2006), a connected diner script inspired by Bohemian beer labels.
  • Plagwitz (2000, blackletter). Plagwitz poster by Lissa Simon (2012).
  • Politic (2004): a clunky fat octagonal family made for billboards, flyers, posters, teabags, and matches for the green Party in the 2004 Czech elections. Caps only.
  • Preissig Antikva + Ornaments: a 1998 digitization and interpretation of Preisig's polygonal type from 1925. The Pro version is from 2012.
  • Preissig 1918: a typeface by Vojtech Preissig cut in linoleum
  • Preissig Ozdoby
  • Regent II: a rustic Baroque typeface
  • Regula Text and Regula Old Face. Regula is named after the secular monastic order Regula Pragensis. Initially, the digitized font (regular old Face, which is now free) had jagged edges and a rather narrow range of applications until the summer of 2009, when Storm added text cuts. Regula was a baroque alphabet faithfully taken over from a historical model including its inaccuracies and uneven letter edges.
  • Rondka (2001)
  • Sebastian (2003, a sans with a funky italic), about which he writes: Sans-serif typefaces compensate for their basic handicap - an absence of serifs - with a softening modulation typical of roman typefaces. Grotesques often inherit a hypertrophy of the x-height, which is very efficient, but not very beautiful. They are like dogs with fat bodies and short legs. More# Why do we love old Garamonds? Beside beautifully modeled details, they possess aspect-ratios of parts within characters that timelessly and beauteously parallel the anatomy of the human body. Proportions of thighs, arms or legs have their universal rules, but cannot be measured by pixels and millimeters. These sometimes produce almost unnoticeable inner tensions, perceptible only very slowly, after a period of living with the type. Serifed typefaces are open to many possibilities in this regard; when a character is mounted on its edges with serifs, what is happening in between is more freely up to the designer. In the case of grotesques, everything is visible; the shape of the letter must exist in absolute nakedness and total simplicity, and must somehow also be spirited and original.
  • Serapion (a Renaissance-Baroque Roman face with more contrast than Jannon)
  • SerapionII (2002-2003): early Baroque
  • Solpera (digitization of a type of Jan Solpera, 2000)
  • SplendidOrnamenty (1998, a formal script font)
  • Splendid Quartett: an Antiqua, a sans, a bold and a script. Stor writes: The script was freely transcribed from the pattern-book of the New York Type Foundry from 1882, paying regard to numerous other sources of that period.
  • Technomat (2006): this face takes inspiration from matrix or thermal dot printers.
  • Tenebra: a combination of the Baroque inscriptional majuscule with decorative calligraphic elements and alchemistic symbols
  • Teuton (2001): a severe sans family inspired by an inscription on one German tomb in the Sudetenland
  • Traktoretka
  • Trivia Sans (2012), Trivia Serif (2012, a didone), Trivia Serif 10 (2012), Trivia Grotesk (2012, 48 cuts), Trivia Gothic (2013), Trivia Slab (2012), and Trivia Humanist (2013, a strong wedge serif family: I wanted a clear and majestic typeface for book jackets, LP cover designs, posters, exhibition catalogues and shorter texts).
  • Tusar (2004): a digitization of a type family by Slavoboj Tusar from 1926
  • Tyfa ITC + Tyfa Text: Designed by Josef Týfa in 1959, digitized by F. Storm in 1996.
  • Vida Pro (2005), a big sans family designed for TV screens. Vida Stencil Demo is free.
  • Walbaum Text (2002). Walbaum 10 Pro (2010) and Walbaum 120 Pro (2010) are extensive (and gorgeous!) didone families, the latter obtained from the former by optical thinning. Storm quips: I only hope that mister Justus Erich won't pull me by the ear when we'll meet on the other side. Advertised as a poster sans family, he offers Walbaum Grotesk Pro (2011).
  • Zeppelin (2000): a display grotesk
This foundry cooperates in its revivals with experienced Czech designers Ottokar Karlas, Jan Solpera and Josef Týfa.

Alternate URL. Myfonts write-up.

At ATypI 2004 in Prague, he spoke about his own Czech typefaces, on his Czech Typeface Project, and on the life of Josef Týfa.

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

Studio Big Horror
[Alexandros Mavrogiannis]

Studio Big Horror (Athens, Greece, est. 2010) is a creative studio run by Alexandros Mavrogiannis in Athens, Greece. It created the alchemic typeface KAE (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Studio SAP

British studio which published the alchemic typeface Sleipnir (2012), that was influenced by Norse mythology. Their Illusive typeface (2012), which also is alchemic, is a mixture of electronica, ambient and 8bit melodies.

In 2013, they published yet another alchemic typeface, Insomniak.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sylvain Aerni

Swiss type designer at Fontnest who designed these fonts: mtrxs (with Jérôme Rigaud: a dot matrix font), Troyd, Encoda MM (sans serif), Encoda Anfang (sans serif), Absinthia, Punebot, Alchemia, Basicrounded, Bacted_Flagada_Trigger (a dirty look font), Helveliga (with Jerome Rigaud and Fabian Monod). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tanawat Sakdawisarak
[Beta]

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Tania Franco

During her studies at ESAD, Tania Franco (Porto, Portugal) created the pixelish typeface family Structure (2014), [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tanner Scipio

Graphic designer in Orlando, FL, whon is from Tannersville, PA. He created the alchemic typeface Fornix (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tarin Yuangtrakul

Designer in Bangkok, who runs Tabby Design. He made the experimental geometric face Invisible Color (2010), the sketchy face Self-Contradiction (2010), and the curvy high-contrast free face Hyperbola (2010). In 2011, he created the free geometric monoline architectural lettering face Infinity, as well as Golden Sans, an alchemic hairline sans that is based on the golden ratio.

In 2012, he designed Rush, a typeface in which letters are sliced and reconstructed.

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

Tasio Calvo

Student in Madrid who created the alchemic typeface Izzy (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tatiana Van Campen

Gent, Belgium-based designer of the alchemic typeface TatsFont (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Thais Rehder

During her studies at FAAC, UNESP in bauru, Brazil, Thais Rehder created the alchemic typeface Google] [More]  ⦿

Thalassinos Anastasiou

Athens-based designer of the circle-themed Latin/Greek typeface Cyberia (2012) and the (free) alchemic typeface The Quantum (2013).

A second Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Theodor de Bry

Theodor de Bry (1528-1598, Johanns father) had been a goldsmith in Liège (in present day Belgium). As a Protestant, he was forced to leave that catholic city in 1570. After living in Strasbourg for several years, he moved to Frankfurt in 1588, where he established himself as a bookseller and publisher. Many of his volumes were illustrated with engravings by his own hand. He was aided in this by his sons Johann Theodor (1561-1623) and Johann Israël (ca. 1570-1611). The de Bry firm issued almost two hundred books, including a renowned series of illustrated accounts of the Americas, emblem-books, and the mystical&alchemical works of Robert Fludd and Michael Maier. He designed the intricate set of caps New Kunstliches Alphabet (1595). De Bry together with his sons created many non-Latin alphabets as well. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Thinkdust
[Alex Haigh]

Graphic and identity design company founded by Alex Haigh in 2005 who was located in Sheffield, UK, but moved to Nottingham. Its web page is drowning in Flash---avoid the main page but go the blog or MyFonts instead. They are selling Taku (2009, bold squarish, with a stencil style added), Aiko (2008, a gorgeous fat techno family), Sukato (2008, another ultrafat beauty) and BAQ Rounded (2008, ultra-fat closed counter face; also at T-26). BAQ Roundded led to the ultra-round fat family Yuki (2010; +YukiLined, a stencil version). Hiruko (2008, eight styles) is a rounded sans family in the style of VAG Round. See also Hiruko Pro (2013). A robust geometric outgrowth of this is Ebisu (2010). Hiruko Stencil (2012) is a further extension.

In 2009, some of their fonts, such as Miyagi (paperclip type) seem to survive at HypeForType. YouWorkForThem carries BAQ, Hiruko, Miyagi, Amaya (2009, grunge), Gen (2009, ink spill grunge), Taku and Yume (2009, ultra fat retro).

Additions in 2010: Rika (a strong condensed sans), Saki Medium (a headline sans that builds on Ebisu), Sho Medium (an elegant expanded sans, also for headlines), Toshiko (techno face), Vow (extra thin, avant garde), Lippy (a lipstick brush face; see also Lippy Sans, 2012).

Typefaces from 2012: York Handwriting (a poster face), Headlined (a grungy bold grotesk in the style of Veneer), Electro (a paperclip typeface), Soto, Mr Chalk (done with Dawn Lewandowski), Letro (a modern slab done with Dawn Lewandowski), Vow Neue, Sobek (alchemic), Patisserie.

Typefaces from 2013: Gongo (rounded monoline all caps sans), Headlined Solid, Nanami (2013, avant-garde sans in 18 styles), Nanami Rounded, Crop (a rounded stencil family).

Typefaces from 2014 include Rustick (hand-drawn poster family), Nanami Handmade.

Portfolio.

I finally understood the name Thinkdust. Upon blowing up the characters, one notices that all the glyphs are sprinkled with dust---see, e.g., Kono, Yumo, Yuko, Yoko, Soto, Roka, Mikagi (paperclip face), Hiroko, and BAQ Metal.

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

Thomas Richardson

During his graphic design studies in Wellington, NZ, Thomas Richardson created the alchemic typeface Rometric (2013). Rometric draws inspiration from the Wellington City Gallery and has many clean geometric and circular forms. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Thrashin
[Beatriz Cóias]

Beatriz Cóias (Thrashin) is the Lisbon-based creator of an alchemic typeface for the band Lulemon (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Thymoos

Parisian graphic designer who created a number of vector format commercial typefaces starting in 2012. These include the alchemic typeface Utopia (2012), Lumberjack (2013), Marseille (paper-fold face), Copy, Paste, Cordialement, Empecher, George, Ondes, Queer, Smile.

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

Till Wiedeck
[HelloMe]

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Timothée Babaud

Poitiers, France-based designer of the alchemic typefaces Avlib (2013) and Okey (2013).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Timothy Barson

Graphic designer in London who created the fat brush typeface Venom Script and the alchemic typeface Reactr Bold in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tom Butler

Tom Butler (Letchworth, UK) created the ornmental caps typeface Ali (2013, alchemic) in honor of Muhammad Ali. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tommy Larsen

During his graphic design studies in Trondheim, Norway, Tommy Larsen designed the display typeface Dia (2013), the techno typeface Boldium (2014), and the alchemic typeface Tomahawk (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tommy Olsson

Tommy Olsson (Jonkoping, Sweden) created the alchemic typeface Noya Deco in 2013.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Trey Gaines

While studying at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC, Trey Gaines created the alchemic typeface Native (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

typOasis

Wonderful and useful archive, beautifully presented by the most generous of fontaholics, Petra Heidorn, a.k.a. CybaPee. Includes nice type art. The web presentation and the categorization are exemplary. Dingbats are used in a creative way to spice up things, and CybaPee juggles Paint Shop Pro like no one else. The growing archive is especially strong for decorative, blackletter, alchemy, Xmas, Celtic, and display fonts. The newest sub-page features Asian fonts (that is, Asian-style Roman letters). These pages are perfect: enjoy them! [Google] [More]  ⦿

TypOasis 2003
[Manfred Klein]

Manfred Klein's typefaces from 2003: FictionBeings, MK Silhouetta Round, FlyOnYou, Karlas Bats, Maenneken, Spiralish Two, WhoIsTheTerrorist, Avanti Dilettanti, Aggressors Bats, Aztecish, Corrodet, Lorbeer, BastardusSans, BaumWell, Bodonitown, WellrockSlab, Cassandra, PreventiveWarOval, Damagedpixfont, EuropeanTypewriter, KarlasStrokemen, PreventiveWarQuestion, Birds With Types, Cubism Creatures, MourningTrauer, BirdsXtreme, BirdsToolbox, WantedTerrorists, TheRoots, MK Latino Plain, AndBullets, Androidish, BirdsToolbox, BookHeads, CorrodetClassicaps, Damagedpixfont, LateBirds, LateBirdsFS, LateBirdsThree, MKStencilsansBlack, MatisseTraces, MexiKOrnaments, MkLatinoPlain, NonCommercial, PreventiveWarQuestion, QuickBirds, SpiralusFaces, SpiralusKrux, TheRoots, WantedTerrorists, WhereIsTheBirdsDealer, BlueMoonsByDay, BlueMoonsInverse, BruchschriftMK, HalfsAreEnoughLatin, Latine, RandomFrax, Solitaires, SuperSansMKringel, SuperSansStrange, WildBirds, AreHalfsEnough, GeometricWanderlust, HeadfeetersPartialDisturbed, LuziFer, MouseStrokes3D, MouseStrokesCont, MouseStrokesInverseShadow, OlisWebButtonsInvers, PeaceThruGuns, SaulsRandomBirds, Fragmenta, Remi Wacom, Crazy World, Democratic Peace Warriors, OrnithoLogics, People, HelloCleoPetra, VertigoComic, Romi Petito (Miro drawings imitated), LogoFacesToolbox, WirewalkersVertigo, AidaSerifObliqueMedium, BuddhasBigArmy, GridExerciseSerif, Guernica38Remember, LogoFacesArtists, LogoModaRoma, LogoModels, LogoModelsBowToBoss, Silhouettes03, SteepTypewriterMedium, SuddenFall, WoodTypesMK, BrokenSans, FutstencilSerif, MKTypobricks, SegmentaSans, WhyMar, Xperimentypo FS, HouseGhosts, MKEyeMinals, StrangeBeings, AlwaysBig, Old Constructed Caps, Fat Floralphabet, MannohK Serif, TheyWasNiceMurdersAlways (an anti-war font basic on Guernica), DadaDa, FrancoforteSerifus, Arrowbytes, DingsbumsBats, HeadsTorsi, VollkegelSerif, NiceMurders, Burklein, Comicontemporary, ConstrxiaBlackInline, DadasDreams, EgyptAxt, KleinBricksNegative, AntiquaInGrid, GiveMeFive, Bitsbats, SilhouettesInGrids, BigSlabHammer, BurkleinOblique, JustOldFashion, KleinsanBold, Oliver, Gipfelkoepfe, HolySimplicity, Standing Buttons, 52 Letters, FriendlyFire, Lettersoup, Manga Axt, SplinterMKaps, GiambattistaVsPetit, TypoGhosts, ZagZag, MotionTools, MouseDroodles, Topnotches, TypoAnarchycalEyes, LaCittaShadow, Venezia, ReadingHelpersInvers, RoughRockys, SchulVokalDots, Analphabetism, Circularia, HalfCircleAlphabetXP, Multistrokes, Unzialish, ChildrenDingbats, EveryPictureTellsAStory, OgiRema, CrazyCrazySans, Sketched Alphabet, HerrCoolesWriting, Julius Caesar Black, AliensNew, PadBats, WaPicts, ImperiumLatineSerif, KleinsForgottenRoman, Helixal, MKDrawings, MKDrawingsPeople, FriendlyFireBullets, BirdsAndOtherBeings, Pinocchionish, PointGallery, Spiralicus, AfroDesigns, Frontal, MangaMaterial, NiceNeighbours, HerdeckeSans, ParmaCrazy, QuadrigAlphabetTwo, HellasDust, WildBradoni, Sketchiqua, FragmentuM, LogoHalfnHalf, MKSzene, Neudoerffer, StrokesNBullets, CircusStars, Facialish, Kleerikale, Kleinkeys, OnKleesTraces, NearAldus, NearJanTschich, Climbers, Krakelfabet, Amoebats+Climbats, ClimbersPhantasies, Karlas, Anarchists, Masks, SpaceCrew, Latins, Characters, FrontalButtons, GernKleinThree, MouseScribbles, Scannings, KidsFirstPrintFont, CuneyChars, VenetianBlind, MKartoonKoepfe, MouseAsBrush, SilhouFaces, TaurusCowboys, ShakeySlabserif, BodoniXT, EyelecBats, HowDrawAFish, Klill-LightTallX, MissingLinks, SansBroadway, Serifsketchia, SprayersFriends, LetterBuildings, SpaceAttacks, MouseAsPainter, MouseLearnMiro, CybaPee, ConstrxiaBlack, LetterBuildingsRoundContrast, RunningLetters, ZenFrax, ZenFraxCondensed, Gestures, HotJuly, JulySketches, KleinsBirds10, RoundHeads, SketchedBats, CybaPeeBlack, MKSansTallX, MKSerifTallX, BlaxxerifaBeta, CyclopsBlax4Dirk, Cyclop, EclectHeads, Graphis, TheManyMKFaces2, PetitLatin, Bowing, BowingInverse, ElectronicFaces, MKSansTallXMedium, MKSerifTallXMedium, ConstruCaps, PhantasticBeings, SpaceBeings, Traffic, HopeRound, Artefakte, AstroBats, AstroBatsFS, AstrobatsTwo, BabelSans-Bold, BabelSans-BoldOblique, BabelSans-Oblique, BabelSans, CalendarDigits, Drivers, DynamicBeings, FloralOne, FloralTwo, GreekArt, JamboRound, LinoCapsA, LinoCapsAR, LinocapsB, LinocapsBR, LombardiCaps-Round, LombardiCaps, LosAngeles, OsterinselPlus, PixCaps, PixCapsRound, PixCapsShadow, SecretWriting, SlabTallX-Medium, SlabTallX, SportsCartoons, ToolsMK, TypoSlabserif-Light, WeLoveAmericasWisdom, Pixelsplitter, Gonzales Sans, Spiralanautics Two, Circulum, Handiqua, typOasis-Initials, Griddies, InCrossFires, MKreatures, Weapons, Imprimerie, FarmersWrite, MKPixelProject, VeryOblique, AgroFont, SketchedMen, Imprimerie Bold, FoolOnTheHill, FoolsThree, TeleCom, AllesNurGeklaut, MKImprovisations, ZigZagOne, ZigZagTwo, ZigzagAnimals, RunishQuill, DomesticAnimals, HappyBirthday, KLEINigkeiten, TypoLatinSerif, DoodlesWritten, PointerSisters, QuadratZiffern, TypoShadows, MonAmourFraktur, SchaftstiefelKaputt, Birds11, Impossibile, PersonaRondo, Brandomi, GeoSansLight (based on Futura), LatinCondensed, AidaOopsXtra, BodoBlackSquares, BodoDisks, ThreeDeeTwoBeta, TypoBoxesRdTwo, Let'sDance, SilhouettesSocled, StoneAgeFeelings, BorisBlackBloxx (used by Brisbane for its branding), BorisBlackBloxxDirty, Latinia, JonasFragments, WildThingShadow, BallettAbsurdo, CarneVale, CatsDogs, HalloWien, Völkerfreundschaft, OldSansBlack, SteinAntikLight, AntiquaInGrid, SteinAntik, AnimalsMeetings, ArteAfrique, BraveOldWorld, Minidom, MonsTheSecondA, MonsTheSecondB, NipponsMonsBats, SpontanoCondenso, Stadtmusikanten, WacoGraphireSketches, KlitschKOtiqua, IronFraktur, Mons03Beta, Mons04, Pointillism Toolbox, BlackGapSans, DingsUndDas, DingsUndDasRunde, Faces, ForAlchemistsOnly, HalloWienTheTramps, MediaevalBats, MonsTheFifth, Peacetiqua, PickABack, TheTrampsTrash, Abstracta-Bold, AbstractaGrid, EdgedFaces, EdgedFacesKantig, HelloViennaMacabre, Menschen, SchulVokalDotless, Tremolo-DemiBold, Tremolo, Typomolecule, WacoFaces, DirtyThinkwitz, GetierAnimalish, Katrina-Normal, KleinsTypesoup, Koepp, Movieboards, NeudoerfferScribbleQuality, NewEarthCitizens, NewsRoar, OldTypographicSymphony-Regular, OldTypographicSymphony-Round, RupturedSans, SketchesByDuerer, SketchesInTypoasis, SlimSansSerif-Bold, SlimSansSerif, Snoutlike, Squaredances, Wacollection, Wacominals, AntikWaCom, FraxBrix, MKBritishWriting, MKRunes-Light, MKRunes, PointsNDotsImprovisations, DadaGrid, ReadItOrDada, VisualImpressions, AugenEyes, DuerersMinuskeln, GothicMajuscles, KyrillaSansSerif-Black, KyrillaSansSerif-Bold (Cyrillic simulation), LombarDuerer, Mdoodled, WittewittMajuscles-Flourish, WittewittMajuscles-FlourishBricks, ScribbleABit, DadaMeetsStoneage, HarpersBizarre, KarawaneSilhous, KritzelBirds, LightUnciale, Look, Nonserif-Regular, PalatinosTypeSoup, SansXHigh, StoneAgeAgain-Normal, TypoasisBoldGothic, UnderlineMonospace, Wacomedians, AbstractConcretLogo, Animalia, AnimaliaTwo, ClassizismAntiquaBook, HansFraktur, IrishUnciAlphabet, MBats, MKBats, Olivia-Normal, SlabserifXhigh, SuprematismFour, SuprematismOne, SuprematismThree, SuprematismTwo, TypesAntiques, WasWoodcuts, AnimalShadows, ArtGoesPixeled, BellaMusica, BirdsOThree, BlaxxConPersona, CaricaturesHeads, CartoonHeads, Children, FraxInCage, FraxInCageLeftOblique, FraxInCageRightOblique, HansSchoensCapsInGrid, HollaMediaeval-Bold, HollaMediaeval-BoldOblique, HollaMediaeval-Oblique, HollaMediaeval, KleinFeodoraCaps, Leibniz-Regular, NewEarthResidents, OtherPeople, PickUpBats, VierfachRund, WacomicCondensed-Medium, WysiwygBats, XmasBalls. 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Uppertype
[Pedro Lobo]

Portuguese foundry in Guimaraes and Porto, est. 2011 by Pedro Lobo, that sells Yorker (2012, a layered athletic lettering font), Borba (2012, a beautiful inline typeface), Sahara (2012, an antique shadow caps face), Akila (2012, a fashion mag didone), Public (2012, art deco marquee face), Scape (2012), Smart (2012, inline caps face), Desk (2012, shadow caps face), Kleiner (2012), Fabrica, Wannabe (octagonal), Kodhigo (slab serif), Molesk (2011, a free slab display face), Tabbaco (connected retro script) and Jono (2011, art deco).

Typefaces from 2013: Player (a layered beveled typeface system), Porto (tweetware), Woodstik (a tall gothic wood type layered sans family that plays with texture and letterpress), Darko (alchemic, designed under the motto Uppertype goes hipster), Player (a layered type system), Bonie (organic sans).

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Vasileios Synanidis

Berlin-based art director (at Rain Studios) who created the scary brush font Phobos (2013) for Latin and Cyrillic. In 2014, he published the equally frightening Dark Grime. Pharaos (2014) is an alchemic enigmatic typeface. Zen (2014) is entirely experimental. Pentel (2014) is a delicious fat brush family. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Velckro

Madrid-based Spanish graphic and type designer who made the experimental faces Pochismo (2012), Tanga-Tanga (2012), Maria Antonia (a free alchemic font made for Neo2 Mag #107), Viruta (2008, woozy letters), Papela (2009, an origami font), and Vinagre (2008).

In 2012, he published the caps family Morcillona.

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Victor Guerrero Vila

Graphic designer in Hamburg, Germany, who created the alchemic typeface Martin (2013). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Victor van Gaasbeek

Rotterdam-based graphic designer and illustrator, b. 1990. Behance link. In 2009, he made an interesting fat round sans face. Alternate URL where one can download his free font Alchemeo Pro (2008). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Vince Lau

Calgary-based creator of Hover Point (2014, hipster typeface). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Vitor Braz

Lisbon, Portugal-based designer of the experimental geometric face Agaro (2011), the neon tube face Bulb (2011), Punku (2011), and the high-contrast fashion mag caps face Esquise (2011).

In 2013, he designed the alchemic typeface Lunaria.

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WireBite (or: Fonts911)

WireBite (London, UK) started producing fonts in 2013. The fonts are free for personal use but require a license for commercial applications. In 2013, we find Western, Retro, Borgan, Mathco, Japan, Spray, Arrows (arrowed letters), London (inline face), Jeno, Enemy, Agenda, Toro, Fronqui (hand-drawn caps), Striped, Splatter (grunge), Soviet (constructivist), Squares (textured), New York (hipster face), and Barker. The textured typeface Soul Drive (2013) is possibly also made by them.

Typefaces from 2014: Wyatt (outlined), Arcade (pixel font), Goo Goo, Finkleman.

Behance link. Possible other Behance link, as Fonts911. Fonts911 link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yan Kittsel

Web designer Yan Kittsel (Saint Petersburg) created Runur (2013, an alchemic rune-like typeface). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yildrim Cakmakci

Based in Istanbul, Yildrim Cakmakci created the alchemic typeface Space (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

YouWorkForThem (was: Cinahaus, or TrueIsTrue)
[Michael Cina]

Michael Cina (Minneapolis) is the cofounder of WeWorkForThem and YouWorkForThem (in 2002), also known as YWFT. Before that, he ran TrueIsTrue, and before that was partner in Test Pilot Collective (which he left in 2001), and before that he ran Cinahaus. YWFT is located in Baltimore, MD. The creative director is Michael Paul Young.

Cina's fonts include the pixel fonts Caliper (1998), 6x7oct (1998) and BlackGold; the handwriting font Cinahand; Blessed (1999, techno), Cam (1998), CommunityService, Crossover (1998, dot matrix with stars instead of dots), Composite (1998, octagonal), Formation (1999, a big octagonal family), Jute, Maetl (1999, octagonal, angular family), Novum, Pakt, Reversion (1997, squarish), Selector, Selek (1998, pixelish), Service (2001-2002, an octagonal family), Trisect (1999, three-lined family, now also available at Veer), Unisect (1999, organic monoline sans), Ultramagnetic (1998), Ultramagnetic2 (1999), Unfinished. Bastard (1998), Kcap6 (with Matt Desmond), Cheese (1998), Novum (2002), Overcross (2002, unfocused letters), Stem (1998), Testacon (with Kral and Desmond, 1999). Alternate URL. Interview. Other typefaces: Praun (2002, pixel faces), OneCross (2002, pixelish stitching family), Estenceler (2004, a great stencil family), Graphium (2004, octagonal Western style family), Expos (2004, graffiti or poster face), Vox (2007, monoline sans), Militia Sans (2007, like a Russian constructivist stencil), Jupiter (roman), Militia (2007, heavier stencil), Merc (2007, grunge), Guild (2007), Clarendon Text (2007, a complete revival), Jezebel (2007, script), Ambassador Script (2007, a digital revival of Novarese's typeface by that name), Enam (2002, influenced by Crouwel), Enigmatic Hand (2007), Dusty (2007, a Tuscan-eared Western font), Poplock (2007, experimental), Pakt (2007, geometric sans), Sudsy (2007), Black Sabbath (2008, ultra black slab serif, by Stefan Kjartansson), Agostina (2008), Bitwood (2009, pixelish western face), Mullino (2009), Trithart (2008, grunge by Emma Trithart), Tapscott (2008, in the style of Rennie Mackintosh), Habano (2008, script), Amorinda (signage script), Retron (2008, connected script), MD01 (medical-themed dingbats), Adelaide (script), Centennial Script (calligraphic), Alexia (calligraphic), Ultramagnetic (experimental), Nash (1997, grunge), Amber (kitchen tile), Fab (3d), 6x7 Oct (1998, pixels and dots), Wool (2009, stencil), Matter (2009, a wide bold grotesque), Merriam (2009, slab serif).

Blog. His lovely g poster (2010).

House fonts at YWFT by unknown designers: Dogma (22012, alchemic), Attic (spooky poster face, in EPS format), Riblah (2003, dot matrix), YWFT Fraktur (tattoo face).

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

Zhoaan LJ

Student in Kulala Lumpur, Malaysia, who created the alchemic typeface Fusion (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ziamimi
[Jacopo Severitano]

Jacopo Severitano (Ziamimi) is the Berlin-based designer of Tenre (2013, Ten Dollar Fonts),Ziamimi (2012, Ten Dollar Fonts: an eye-catching sans titling face), Damier (2012, a free condensed headline typeface), Disease (2012, Ten Dollar Fonts), the sans face Inner City (2012, Ten Dollar Fonts), which is based on the afterparty culture. Zenith (2012, Ten Dollar Fonts), Zondag (2012, Ten Dollar Fonts), Hecatoncheir (2012, Ten Dollar Fonts) and Zwei (2012, Ten Dollar Fonts) are alchemic typefaces.

Typefaces made in 2013, all available from Ten Dollar Fonts: Innercity (one free weight), Pincambrella (grotesque caps).

Behance link. Old URL. Another URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Zoltan Toth

Budapest-based designer of an unnamed alchemic caps typeface in 2013 that was inspired by one of Bruce Mau's manifestos. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Zozu Edzech

Designer and art director in Barcelona. Behance link.

Creator of the ornamental slab face Suede (2011), the multiline ornamental titling face Nando (2011) and the circle-themed geometric face Cercles (2011).

In 2012, Zozu designed the free alchemic typeface Nina.

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Zsolt Bocsarszky

Kosice, Slovakia-based designer of the vector format alchemic display typeface Squeezer Typo (2013).

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