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A Friend of Mine
Suzy Tuxen, who runs A friend of Mine in Melbourne, Australia, created the poster typeface Embla in 2016 for the identity of Christian McCabe's wine bar / restaurant in Melbourne's inner city. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
A Thousand Shipwrecks
Design collective in Melbourne which includes Sara Hayat. They created the art deco / Futura Black style typeface Nick Dale in 2009. They also created an ultra-fat psychedelic face in 2009. Posts stopped in 2009. [Google] [More] ⦿
Australian creator of the hand sign font AdmanGraphics Auslan (2008). He writes: This font was created for the hearing impaired using the AUSLAND Australian sign. It is free for personal use. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer in Sydney, Australia, who created the grid-based typeface Kiku in 2017: Kiku means chrysanthemum in Japanese. The font is created using a grid, inspired by the Imperial Seal of Japan (also known as the Chrysanthemum seals). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Melbourne, Australia, who created the hybrid all caps typeface Baskerone in 2015 as a mix of Baskerville and Didot. As a student, she created various display typefaces. [Google] [More] ⦿
Born in Sydney, raised in New Zealand. Designer of GF Zucchini (1998) at Garagefonts. Also create HUD and Decoder, two techno typefaces.
During his design studies in Sydney, Alex Dale (b. 1989) created the free Khemala techno typeface in 2013. Hanoi (2013) is a free octagonal typeface. In 2014, Alegre Sans, Bebas Neue and Dharma Gothic inspired him to create the free typeface Reckoner.
Alice Deep is an illustrator and graphic designer who lives in South Sydney, Australia. In 2015, she created the hybrid display typeface Western Gumboots by combining Cooper Black and Futura. [Google] [More] ⦿
Based in Melbourne, Alicia Souza is an illustrator who drew and created the monster ding font Monsterocity (2009) as well as Smile Baby Smile (2010) and Alphabots (2009). Zodiac poster.
During her studies at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia, Alyssa Fahey designed the delicate hand-crafted typeface Needle And Thread (2016, with Tiffany Hartwig). [Google] [More] ⦿
Australian designer of the monoline geometric sans typeface Atlantic Neue (2017) and the large multilayered font family Oblivium (2018). Typefaces from 2019: Wassailing (script), Dragonfly Soup (script), Candy Pop (script), Apple Cart (script), Faraway (an errie font), Cinnamon Bun, Buttercream Dream, Lolly Gosh, Baby Pineapples, Macaron Moment, Zombie Dance, Blamo (a cartoon font), Cinnamon Sticks (script).
Australian, b. 1987, aka Ego Box. Creator in 2010 of four free handwritten fonts, Nibble Diary, Like Giselle, Scratch It, Sweetie Pie and Behind Lines. Behind Lines (2010) is a dotted font, while Fragile Decay (2010) is grungy. In 2008, she made Ammys Handwriting. Dafont link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Ballarat, australia-based designer of the display typeface Australis (2018), about which he writes: Inspired by an example of early lead light signage on a pub in Adelaide. The usage examples are inspired by the story of Jack the rooster brought by 2nd Divisional Signals Company in Egypt in 1916. They found Jack to be a better guard than a dog, as he attacked any stranger who entered the unit lines. [Google] [More] ⦿
Perth, Australia-based designer, b. 1985, who created these free typefaces in 2012: Simply Chalky, Sunday Sunday, Pinwheel, Porcelain Paper Pie, Indifference, Geo, and Care To Dance.
An exploration of the Latin Modern fonts
Article in The PracTeX Journal, 2006, no. 1, by Will Robertson, a PhD student in Mechanical/Mechatronic Engineering in the University of Adelaide, South Australia. The Latin Modern family was originally designed by Jackowski and Nowacki to cover as many languages as possible: it has over 69,000 glyphs. [Google] [More] ⦿
Hungarian graphic designer and photographer in Sydney, who created the stylish piano key bespoke typeface Ficka in 2013. Andras created some interesting typographic examples such as Weapon of Math Destruction (2009) or Carbon FM 103.4 (2009).
Melbourne-based graphic designer. Creator of Fat Face (2007), a fat serifed headline face. He also made AB Uncial (2007). Graduate with an MA in typeface design, University of Reading, 2008. His graduation project was a versatile serif typeface created for use in magazines and books, Hyde Serif. [Google] [More] ⦿
Australian creator of ModeSeven (1998, pixel font based on the Teletext bitmap font) and the splendid Flicker family (2002), pixelized in the format of kitchen tiles. Bulhak runs the news blog Null Device, and is lecturer in Computer Science at Australia's RMIT University. Fontspace link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Andrew Cunningham (Multilingual Technical Officer, Accessibility and Evaluation Unit, Vicnet, State Library of Victoria, Australia) is developing fonts for Dinka, a language of South Sudan. [Google] [More] ⦿
Unclear whether Andrew Leto is Canadian or Australian. In any case, he designed the organic sans typeface Penguin Sans (2013).
London-based and Australia-born designer of Doodlebug (Letraset, a nice scratchy handwriting face), Jokerman (1995, Esselte), Retro Bold (1992, a slab serif done with Colin Brignall), Scratch (1995), Smudger (1994), Chiller (1995, Esselte), the frivolous curly font Laughin (FontHaus, since 2006 also at Group Type: sample, another sample, and another one), Doubler Script (FontHaus), Chipper (1995), and Faxsimile (at 2Rebels, 1998). Creator of Barbed Wire AS (1998). Goo Goo Gjoob (Letraset Fontek) was inspired by the hand-writing and drawings of John Lennon (see also John Lennon (2008, a free font by Analia Wainer). Potato Cut (Fontek) is a comic book face.
Designer at the Australian foundry Prototype Font Design of Bodoni Java, City Central, City Estate, Code, Empyre, Interface, Krush, Nippon, Ruby, Special Deluxe, Speedster, Vertigo, Bats Noir, Beds, Bats&Tables, Numb Bats, Sports Bats. Prototype Font Design went out of business some time before 2004. [Google] [More] ⦿
Anja Emzén grew up in the south of Sweden, and got a bachelor degree in graphic design from the renowned Graphic Arts Institute of Denmark. Starting in 2010, she is doing graphic design work in Sydney, Australia. Emzén (2010) was created while Anja was studying at The Graphic Arts Institute of Denmark. It is a soft-edged slab serif. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer from the Gold Coast in Australia, who created an ornamental octopus-themed ornamental alphabet called Tentacle (2013).
Anthony Cahalan has broad-ranging national and international experience in graphic design, marketing, public relations and design education. He is currently Deputy Head of the School of Design and Architecture and Associate Professor of Graphic Design at the University of Canberra. He studied visual communication at Sydney College of the Arts, has a Master of Design from the University of Technology Sydney and completed his PhD in typography at Curtin University of Technology in Perth. Cahalan's doctoral thesis was entitled Type, trends and fashion: A study of the late 20th century proliferation of typefaces. It was published by Mark Batty in 2008. The book blurb: New York : Mark Batty Publisher, 2008, quarto, cloth in dust jacket. 348 pp. First Edition. Changes in technology and stylistic developments in the design, use and reproduction of typeface designs were exponential in the last two decades of the twentieth century. This was due in no small part to the availability of the desktop computer and associated software. Anthony Cahalan investigates this late twentieth century proliferation of Western typefaces by analyzing and interpreting the phenomenon from the perspective of those studied: graphic designers and similar experienced users of typefaces, rather than the general population of computer users. This book documents the way these design and typography professionals saw the type design industry from the inside to provide fascinating "snapshots in time" of typeface design during this exciting period.Speaker at ATypI 2010 in Dublin. [Google] [More] ⦿
Anthony Gagliardi worked at the Australian Graphic Design Association as National Communications Officer and Designer from 2010 until 2013. Anthony Gagliardi Design is based in Adelaide, Australia. Anthony designed Cylinder (a nibbed pen typeface) and Rykers (a monoline sans) in 2014.
The author of these free fonts, Gavin Graham, writes: Many people are still getting (by whatever means) the core MS fonts for their Linux Desktop. This project is meant to be as a replacement for some of these main fonts. They have been designed to match similarly with the fonts they replace. The fonts are derived from the Bitstream Vera fonts and are available under the same terms as Vera. With this set, you get Aerial instead of Arial, Tymes instead of Times New Roman and Veranda instead of Verdana. The actual list is: Aerial, AerialBd, AerialBdIt, AerialIt, AerialMono, AerialMonoBd, AerialMonoBdIt, AerialMonoIt, Tymes, TymesBd, Veranda, VerandaBd, VerandaBdIt, VerandaIt. [Google] [More] ⦿
Many handwriting types used by schools around Australia; New South Wales 1&2, Queensland 1 and 2, South Australia 1&2, Tasmania 1&2, Northern territory, Western Australia and Victoria. Designed for writing skills in the 5-12 years age group. The fonts are made by "New Horizons". [Google] [More] ⦿
Australian aboriginal art by Dick Pape
Dick Pape created these Australian aboriginal art typefaces in 2009: Aboriginal Art (A, B, C).
Robert Oster (b. Tanunda, Australia, 1959) is the founder of AustralianFaces (est. 1999 in Redfern, with a new headquarters in Melbourne, and now also in Strawberry Hills NSW), and his fonts are copyright "Oopie Family Trust". His commercial fonts include AFF Australian Sans (2000), Batmin, BlackJack, Broad, AFF Bumpy Ride, Copperplate, Outback, Grotesque 9, Evolution A, Evolution B, FAQ, Grace, Old Chicago, Mardigras, One Dollar Font (wow, a competitor for LettError's Federal font), Acid Caps, Jelf Script, Scrunch, Bluegum. He also does custom font work. MyFonts page. The typophiles object: Beauchamp looks surprisingly like the wonderful Mantinia from The Font Bureau, with a badly modified B and G. [...] Deftone is a Larabie font. UntitledAF is Solaris. Old Chicago is just the old Mac system font run through a filter. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Australian Type Foundry (ATF)
The Australian Type Foundry was launched in January 2002 by Wayne Thompson (b. 1967), who is art director at an ad agency in Newcastle, NSW, and is located in Merewether.
Commercial fonts at this ex-signpainter's site include Arum Sans (2009, an elegant humanst sans family), Halvorsen (2006), Fuse Box (2005), Architect (handprinting, now at T-26), Axiom, ATF Bosin (2003, casual hand script, which is also sold by Umbrella Type/Veer), Barkpipe, ATF Iperion (2003), McNeilBlok (2003), Not Sassure, Spud (handprinting), Wobbly Boot (2007, boozy script), Zoobie (2007, handprinting), Virus, Otis and Otis Condensed (since 2007 at T-26), Ogre, Fresh, ATF Euron (2003).
[T-26] fonts by him include many of the above, plus also DallasPlain (1998, handwriting).
At Phat Phonts, Wayne Thompson created Jungle Bones (2005) and Ratbag (2005). Stuart Brown designed the Neutraliser family, a versatile collection of geometric-based fonts with 24 styles. Artist Paul McNeil has designed the McNeil family of blocky display typefaces. He has previously produced designs for Mambo and currently works in Sydney. Another designer working for them, out of Indonesia, is Mendiola B. Wiryawan.
Custom typefaces by ATF include Django Modified, Honda Prototype (2012), OBrien Glass (2012), Travel Bats (for Sensis) and JWT Vodafone (grunge).
The retail fonts at the start of 2012: ArumSans, Halvorsen Pro, ITC Django, Grimsby Hand, Bosin, Carbon Credit, Carbon Tax, Chowdahead, Decon, Demented Avenger, ITC Don't Panic, Equaliser, Equaliser Stencil, Euron, Fresh, Fuse Box, Guttersnipe, Iperion, Barkpipe, ITC Panic, Not Sassure, Ogre, Otis Condensed, Pontoon, Ratbag, Spud, Stakeout, Tully, Virus, Wobbly Boot, Zoobie.
In 2014, he designed the brush script typeface Quencher, and the custom sans typeface O'Brien Glass.
In 2015, ATF created Maccas (+Inline) for McDonalds Australia, via their agency DDB Sydney, by modifying, with permission, Cindy Kinash's True North typeface family. For a South East Asian nation's law enforcement agency, he custom-designed Personaliyty (2015).
He designed ABC Sans (2016-2018) for Australia's media conglomerate.
Typefaces from 2020: Deka (a logical rounded sans family).
Australian Typography 1995-2005
Textile and graphic designer in Sydney, Australia, who created the experimental gothic typeface Nu Veau Goffik (2011), and Dead man Running (2012, a hand-drawn typeface based on Regula Old). A more recent Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Sydney, Australia, who created Network Typeface (2014). This modular chromatic typeface lends itself easily to glyph compositions in Latin, Chines and devanagari, and is also usefl for creating icons. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Australian type and graphic designer, b. 1983. He specializes in experimental typefaces (examples: Angel, Back, Blank, Block, Flip, Flow, Game, Intercom, Iris, Length, Maze, Missing, Found, Neutral, Newt, Origami, Quilt, Shift, Soviet, Spiral, Switch, Takara, Thai, Womb, Woven). Build is a kitchen tile/stencil face. [Google] [More] ⦿
Bean & Morris
Lettering artist Keith Morris (b. Sydney) runs Keith Morris Logo&Type Design in Sydney, Australia. Keith has designed and completed typefaces for clients for corporate and branding use. He also designs general logos and brand logos although a good deal of his work is commercial lettering for Australian and International Design and Advertising Agencies mainly in FMCG. He created the bouncy Morris Freestyle (ITC).
Via MyFonts, where he is listed under Bean&Morris (a collaboration of two prolific personalities in Australian lettering, logo design and typography, Russell Bean and Keith Morris), one can buy his typefaces, such as Lilianesque (2012), Libran (2009), Rumo Script (2009), Empire Display (2010), Shire Script (2010) and Waratah Gothic (2010).
Typefaces from 2016: Aysiano.
Betty Zhang is based in Gold Coast, Australia. Designer of the free display typeface Stripes (2013).
New York City-based typographer and designer. She studied at the Queensland College of Art in Brisbane, Australia, and moved to Berlin in 1988, where she held the position of Art Director for the English-language magazine The Edge and later Art Director for The Berliner. In 1991 she relocated to San Francisco, where she started web design in 1996, doing a lot of branding for many years. In 2008, Karen relocated Black Graphics from San Francisco to New York. During her studies at Type@Cooper (2011-2012) she created the text typeface Reguat. [Google] [More] ⦿
Black Mantis Operations
Australia's self-proclaimed number one chalkart studio, which offers free fonts designed by Peter Stanton, all done ca. 1998. Handwriting and display designs include the curly Bitchin, Bitch Cakes (handwriting), Marilyn Monroe Dingbats, Focaccia, Watertank, Cat Krap, Saphire, Chalkie, Rhiannon, Slobbo, Graveyard Shift (grunge), Caffe Latte (curly), Angelica (1998, curly), handwriting fonts such as Angelica, Hankee Pankee and Jungle Juice, and Reactivare, Maximillion, Knick O Teen and Mr Fixby.
BlackCloud Software (or: 10FOLD)
Cooperative for software, located in Melbourne, Australia. One of the participants is Andrew Gauld (10FOLD). For a project called Sapphire, they created the poster typeface Sapphire Checklist (2014). Citrine (2014) and Emerald (2014) are fat poster typefaces.
North Coast, Australia-based creators of the display typefaces Samatta (2015, a Peignotian sans), Milk Barn (2015), Canyon (2015, hand-crafted, with an outline typeface in the style of athletic lettering), Pocket Knife (2015, +3D), Otter Pop (2015), Meso (2015 a tribal font set with Inca themes), Fuego (2014) and Creamsicle (2014, signage type).
Typefaces from 2016: Schoolyard (children's didactic hand-lettered fonts), Millstreet (based on a font found in a school book from 1886).
Melbourne, Australia-based scrapbooking company of Vanessa Trendle (b. 1969).
A truetype font by Barry Graham (1998) from Melbourne containing trills, mordants, glissandi, arpeggio marks, rehearsal marks for music. Dominique Portier (marsu) updated the font in 2000. See also here. [Google] [More] ⦿
Born in Australia and raised in Indonesia, she is currently based in New York City to pursue a degree in Advertising and Graphic Design at the School of Visual Arts (class of 2017). In 2017, she designed a nice poster entitled Ella Fitzgerald. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Great decision by Brisbane, Australia, to do its corporate branding based on free fonts---Alte Haas Grotesk (Regular and Bold) by Yann Le Coroller, and Boris Black Boxx by Manfred Klein. [Google] [More] ⦿
During her studies in Brisbane, Australia, Brooke White created Cambria Revised (2014), a version of Cambria in which the glyphs are made thinner to save on ink. In 2015, she added Batari (a squarish typeface).
As a student in Canberra, Caitlin Edwards participated in the Canberra Centennial Typeface competition with a typeface called Playdough (2013). [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer in The Gold Coast, who drew the sea anemone-inspired ornamental caps alphabet Emone (2012). She graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Design majoring in Visual Communication at Griffith University QCA in Southbank, Brisbane.
For a school project, Caleb de Gabriel (Melbourne, Australia) designed the crsive script typeface New Traditionals (2017), which took inspiration from Cursive Elegant, Gelato Script and Alpine Script. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Callum Strachan Templeman is the Sydney, Australia-based designer of the outlined didone typeface Zetterberg (2016). This typeface was done during his studies at Billy Blue College of Design. [Google] [More] ⦿
Creator in Brisbane, Australia, of Chromatic Typeface (2012).
During her studies in Stavanger, Norway, Camilla Høgemark created the bilined typeface Futuristic Font (2014) and as a student in Brisbane, Australia, she created the trilined custom typeface Tres Kokks Sportifs (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Canberra, the city organized a typeface design competition with a 10000 Australian dollar first prize. The home of the competition is the University of Canberra.
The design brief: Create a versatile and usable new typeface, to be employed primarily in headlines and sub-heads that reflects the style, spirit, prestige and character of the city of Canberra.
At the end of 2013, the winners were announced. Grand prize winner was James Raftopoulos for a thin slab serif. Second place went to Alex Kaczun for Directors Cut. The full list of winning entrants. [Google] [More] ⦿
Australian designer (b. 1988) of InsertRandomness (2005). She also created the handwriting fonts i-hearts (2009, curly) and Yes Miss (2009), and the blackboard bold font Narnean (2009). [Google] [More] ⦿
Self-proclaimed designer of the Melbourne nightclub maffia, she is the designer at the Australian foundry Prototype Font Design of the dingbat font The Great Batsby. Prototype Font Design went out of business some time before 2004. [Google] [More] ⦿
At University of Technology Sydney, Chan Woo Park designed Durnehviir (2017), a font inspired by, and named after a character from a famous video game, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Australian-born graphic design student at Manchester Metropolitan University. She created the experimental typeface Bang (2012).
Chay's Graphic Design Studio
As a student at Federation University in Ballarat Central, Australia, Chenae Smith designed the display typeface Giro Giro (2015). While the glyphs appear like bike chains, the creator admits to being influenced by indigneous Australians cave paintings. [Google] [More] ⦿
Brisbane, Australia-based designer of a decorative layered or chromatic typeface in 2014. Cherie writes: Inspired by Palais du Louvre, Pierre Fontaine was known for Empire and Directoire style design and was responsible for restoring the Louvre-Tuileries complex under Charles X and Louis-Philippe until 1848. This work was done while Cherie was studying at Design College Australia. [Google] [More] ⦿
Australian designer of Cap Constructed (2005).
Creative Director for Interbrand Australia. For Melbourne Theatre Company (MTC) he created MTC Neon (2013, with Joao Peres). Many of his other corporate identity projects also involve custom-designed typefaces. [Google] [More] ⦿
Sydney-based designer of the custom typeface Euclid (2012), which is inspired by Oliver Byrne's The First Six Books of the Elements of Euclid. Aka Lumiko.
Enjoy the great use of the letter M for the branding of the city of Melbourne in 2009 by a team of designers at Landor: Jason Little, Ivana Martinovic, Jefton Sungkar, Malin Holmstrom, Sam Pemberton. [Google] [More] ⦿
During his studies in Brisbane, Australia, Conor Graham designed the display typeface Nomadic (2016). He explains: Focusing on my heritage as an Aboriginal Australian from the Kombumerri Tribe I created this typeface through mapping out where I traveled to on a daily basis. [Google] [More] ⦿
New York City-based designer who is originally from Perth, Australia. Designer of these typefaces: Vinum (2014: a gothic psychedelic typeface inspired by Electric Wizard's "Dopethrone" album), Inflated (2015, an oily bubblegum typeface), and 375 (2015: a striped experimental typeface in 3 weights, Window, Facade and Earthquake). Behance link. Old URL. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Brisbane, Australia. Creator of the modular sci-fi typeface Robotica (2011) and of the ornamental caps typeface Byron Daze (2014).
Crack-A-Jack Studios is located in North Balwyn, Victoria, Australia, and run by David Jackson. Fonts subpage. Fonts came in packages such as the signage font pack Signer Can'O Fonts: Signer (Brush, Casual, Fancy, Latin, Italic, Sans, Serif, Script, Text, Title). He also has tattoo fonts such as Tattoo Black, Tattoo Regular, Tattoo Thin, Tattoo Gothic. The free Lemon Chicken font (2000) has some late art nouveau frivolity in it. Check also Yenotten.
Graphic designer in Melbourne, Australia. In 2016, he designed the triangulated typeface Cockfosters, a monospaced typeface that extrapolates the illuminated signage font seen at the front of 1973 Piccadilly Line Underground trains. [Google] [More] ⦿
Craig Rozynski (Australia and, since 2010, Japan) created the free Comic Sans derivative typeface family Comic Neue in 2013. This typeface family improves strictly over Vincent Connare's original Comic Sans. The main drawback is that the letters are too widely spaced. See also Github, Google Fonts, CTAN and at Open Font Library. [Google] [More] ⦿
Sydney-based creator of Weedface (2019), Sydney Mop Style (2019), Stylewriting (2019: a graffiti script), Skinny Style (2019), Sikz Tm Burner (2019: graffiti), 2Loco In Crime (2015, graffiti), Mr. Skae (2014), First Font Lower Fat (2014), Bling (2014), Shoelace (2014), Calli Chizel (2014), NY Fat (2014), Mare 007 (2013, graffiti font), Mop Top (2013, fat finger typeface), Keep Out (2013, a textured typeface), Gangland Style (2013, graffiti font), Skratchie (2013), Sydney Style (2013, graffiti face), Mista Big (2013), Spew (2013, outline font) and the fat finger typefaces Craze One (2013) and Calligrafiti (2013).
Hamilton, Victoria, Australia-based designer of Torquay Hotel (2015, a great dry brush typeface), Tropical Nights Script (2015), Blitzen (2015, a scribbly outlined typeface), White Snowfall Script (2015), Third Storey (2015, +Brush, +Regular, +Marker), Twisted Willow (2015, a connected exaggerated script), Saltywaters (2015, an attractive brush script), Operation 22 (2015), Sideline Bold (2015), Sideline Hollow (2015), Juicy Brush (2015), Blushingly (2015, a brushy wedding script font), Thystle Leaf (2015), La Bambiny (2015: painted Treefrog style script), Sweet Dreamer Script (2015, children's hand), the fat brush typeface Coalface (2015) and the curly fat brush scripts Wonderlicious (2015) and Rumpledrop (2015).
Typefaces from 2016: Boltis, Tantrums, Favoured (rough brush), Goatfish, Odd Socks, Passion Fruits, Boom&Farrow, Blissfully, Snowblown (a chunky marker font), Loganberry, Roll Off, Shakeoff (dry brush), Grainger, Irish Brogue, Saltie Sea, Gorgeously You, Yellow Gold, Seriously Rad (brush font), Sorrella Script, Woodend retro, Roamfest Brush Script, Doctors Scrawl script, Needle & Thread, Rabbit Fur (brush type), Moonlit harvest, Quickly Script, Multiculture, Lusciously, Listless, Lemony Zest, Liberty & Love, Lemonade Fizzo, Illabarook Script, Humongous, Hot Chips, Going Slow, Aberfoyle Park Script, Strike One, Lovers Avenue, Glen Thompson, Sing Aloud, Berry Shortcake, Yellow Taxi, Shopwreck (dry marker font), Faithful True, Flattering, Zombie Zone, Feathertop, Jellybeans, Show+Tell, Swizzlesticks, Label Marker, Hello Journal, School Blackboard, Life+Laughter, Holiday Chaos, Silverwaves, Bjorn Rider (marker font), Affectionate Brush (crayon font).
Typefaces from 2017: Soundbound, Trescott, Tyndust Script, Wallower Script, Berry Merry, Beautiful Lights Script, Song of the River Script, Oh Mistletoe Script, Holiday Joy, Jingle Joy, Holiday Coffee Script, Cheerful Elf Script, Journey's Inn (brush), Ice Castle, Frosted Cupcake, Oh Surrender Script, Moonlight Sailing Script, Justify Brush Script (dry brush), Just Maria Script, Falling Pumpkins Script, Bright Soul Script, Blossomie Script, Joy Flight Script, Loving Saskia (watercolor brush), Blue Liquid, Lemons Soda Script, Southerner (dry brush script), Theodoria Script (tall swashy calligraphic typeface), Highline, Southfall Script (formal calligraphy), Serial Catch, Travelling Abroad, Warrenson Script, Saturday Rock, Indulgence Script, Cottage Gardens Script, Spoonfull Script, Pattersonville Script (signature font).
Typefaces from 2019: Abiding Love, Lightheartedly, Bright Glow Script, Bloom of Life, Enjoying Life, KindSoul SVG Script & Serif, Quest, Roverback, Route Nine Script, Cozi Glow, Consequat, Quick Scrawl Script. [Google] [More] ⦿
Cuong Truong Van
Perth, Australia-based scientist, b. 1985. He created Gou'ald Decorative (2009) which is a symbol font based on the Gou'ald hieroglyphics seen on Stargate. He also designed Extragalactic language cypher (2011). [Google] [More] ⦿
Dan Milne is a type and graphic designer from Australia. He completed a Bachelor of Visual Communication at Monash University, followed by a Masters in Type Design at the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in the Netherlands in 2009. Milne has been teaching graphic design, typography, and digital font design at Monash University since 2006. He currently lives and works in Melbourne.
Designer of Omnium (2005, a serif face). In 2009, he designed Tasman at KABK, a sturdy, rational, economical type family for news, designed to withstand difficult printing conditions. The typeface features hybrid old-style figures and compact capital letters that integrate well with the lowercase in fact-and-figure-heavy news content. It borrows its name from Abel Janszoon Tasman (1603-1659), a Dutch seafarer, explorer, and merchant who mapped parts of Australia in 1642, including Van Diemen's Land (now known as Tasmania). Tasman was published in 2019 by Retype, after a brief release by Ourtype.
Award-winning art director and typographer in Sydney, Australia. He created Leporello (2010), a font in which ball terminals wreak havoc, and Pianola (2010), also on the theme of ball terminals. Other creations include Larabanga (2010). [Google] [More] ⦿
Daniel created the extreme-contrast art deco / fashion mag typeface Casanova (2011), which features two choices of tilt---positive and negative. The way in which this typeface is used by Brokstad is sheer genius.
In 2013, he designed the decorative caps typeface Medic Type.
In 2019, he published Lucifer Sans. This mammoth 162-style typeface family is rooted in Scandinavian geometry and minimalism, mixed with a healthy dose of black metal and irreverent attitude. Harsh vertical cuts and angles throughout the font creates a very strict and hard look, that can either be amplified or loosened up through its stylistic sets. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Oslo-based Norwegian designer of the octagonal monoline typeface Twode.no (2011). Home page. Freelance motion designer and animator. Daniel has a Bachelors in Motion Graphics from Curtin University in Australia.
Daniel Jackson (Newcastle, Australia) created a semi-blackletter typeface called Pest (2013), Pest Zombie Edition (2013), the anthroposophic typeface The Beast (2013), the sans display typeface Commander (2013), the graffiti font Grove St (2013), the techno sans Onesix (2013), the techno typeface Programer (sic) (2013), the folded paper typeface Papercut (2013) and the tattoo typeface Crowning Swarm (2013). His company is called Onesix Creative. [Google] [More] ⦿
Daniel Keith Bale
Visual Communication student at the University of Technology, Sydney. During his studies, he created a straight-edged modular typeface called Edge Case in 2012.
Melbourne, Australia-based designer of the sturdy titling font Quinse (2016). He writes: Inspired by the style and character of French directional signage, Quinse is a confident and bold signature font for brandmark design, packaging design, headlines for publications, and print and digital campaigns.
In 2017, he designed the spurred Trump Font: Inspired by The Greatest Donald of our time (with apologies to Sutherland & Duck). Trump Bold is designed in his image; Bold and Distinctive. Trump Bold works well alone and is kind of a big deal!! So choose Trump Bold for your next brand or advertising project and Make Typography Great Again!!! Other typefaces from 2017: Frate (stencil). [Google] [More] ⦿
Dave worked as an animator, illustrator, multimedia developer, UX designer and exhibition designer for film festivals, NGOs, and one of the largest museums in Australia. Based in Melbourne, he founded the game studio Volnaikra. For the Spryke video game, he made the alien script Sprykski (2015). Dafont link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Dave Coleman is involved in The Australian Graphic Supply Co, a design studio that began in Sydney, launched in Ovideo, Spain, and is currently operating out of the Blue Mountains, Australia. It is run by Dave and Laura Coleman. During a summer course called Type@Paris (2015), Dave Coleman created the mischievous typeface Buffon that is characterized by reversed (Italian) contrast---the horizontal strokes are thicker than the vertical ones.
At Type@Paris 2016, Dave Coleman designed the typeface family Wentworth in Caption, Text and Display styles.
During his studies at Design College Australia in Brisbane, David Harley created the layered font Chromatic No 503 (2013). It is a revival of the wood type No. 500 by William H. Page (1887).
David M. Foster
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] ⦿
Graphic designer based in Melbourne, Australia, b. 1988 who obtained a Diploma of Graphic Arts in 2008. His Blocky (2009: Regular, Glossy) type family is free. Behance link. He operates under the name "Almost". [Google] [More] ⦿
Dead Man Fonts
Original designs by Australian Garth Donovan: (old typewriter font) FarAwaySoClose, MorningDog, GarthScrawl, InsomniaOutline, Fat Chunky Bastard, My Brother Jack, Rorsach Organic, Wham. Site disappeared and some fonts may now be found at Typeresource. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Sydney, Australia, b. 1991. Creator of the free all caps squarish typeface Australia Title (2015), which was inspired by the arches of the Sydney Opera. Behance link. Dafont link. [Google] [More] ⦿
d[esign] (Domenicos Design)
Located in Melbourne, Australia, d[esign] (Domenicos Design) was founded in 2007 and is headed by Domenico Mazza. He created BoxyBlocks (2008), Brushed (2008), Corrente (2008, zigzagged 3d hand-printed look), Pico (2009, a pixel typeface featured in the mobile game Space Age: A Game of Cosmic Adventure by Big Bucket) and Geometrix (2008, hand-printed), Zepto (2009, pixel face).
Dianna Wells (b. 1961) studied at the Canberra School of Art and began her graphic design career by co-founding Another Planet Posters in Melbourne in the 1980s. ianna went on to work as a senior designer for the City of Melbourne in the early 1990s before founding Dianna Wells Design in 1994. Dianna has lectured in graphic design at Monash University and RMIT University and completed a Masters in Fine Art at Monash University in 2013. In 1983, she designed the round monolinear sans typeface Stepping Stones. [Google] [More] ⦿
Located in Casino, NSW, Australia, DKB Fonts is Daniel Keith Bale's outfit. A graphic designer and illustrator, his first typeface is Aurélie (2005), a curly fashionable display face. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Duck Soup Design
Freelance art director and designer from Melbourne, Australia. Creator of Bongo (1998, rounded), Force (2000, mechanical/ocatgonal), Splice (1997, organic), Collins Street Symbols (1999). No downloads. [Google] [More] ⦿
Effektive (Greig Anderson) practices graphic design and communication in the UK. Among its many creations are some experimental typefaces such as Circul8 (2009) and Pixel8 (2009). Behance link. Originally from Aberdeen, Scotland, Greig graduated with a BA (Hons) Graphic Design degree in 2004 and previously spent 4 years working withinn the Scottish/UK design industry at multi disciplinary agency Curious (Previously CuriousOranj) based in Glasgow. Greig spent the academic year 2008-2009 in Sydney. [Google] [More] ⦿
Illustrator in Brisbane, Australia. Creator of the grungy calligraphic typeface Anatomy (2012), which is a Queensland University of Technology Type Design Project.
Multidisciplinary designer, b. Melbourne, Australia, 1984. Currently working at R/GA, New York. Creator of the experimental dot-to-dot typeface Freckles (2012).
Graphic designer in Muncie, IN, who spent some time in Australia. Her typeface Kings Cross (2010) was based on the King's Cross neighborhood on Sydney, Australia. It reflects the train line, the odd shape of the streets, and the destinations of the area. Behance link. Home page. [Google] [More] ⦿
Emily Carke (Melbourne, Australia) designed these typefaces: Bosork (2013, is a trilined display typeface that was inspired by the New York and Boston subways), Melbourne (2016, a free hipster font published by Citype), Fraction (2015, experimental). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
From Noosa, Australia, Geoffrey Johnston's fonts, which include Araborical (an Arabic simulation typeface).
eyecue design (was: Chris Brown's Visual Designs)
From North Freemantle in Australia, Chris Brown's exquisite shareware fonts: Keyster, Mandalay, Badgery, Changstein (oriental simulation), Vertigirl, Buddy Jim, Monopolybats, Aboriginebats 1 and 2, Neolight, NorthPoint (organic), Splinky, Lite, ToyBox, Tyderium, Pot Roaster, South Point, West Point, Skippy Greeny, Skooz Now, Curved, Cloaked, Warp, SkoozMo, Sea Monkey, Etcetera, Pepto, Plumbob, Dabble, Hypernium, HooperDooper, Hoola Boola, PsyberCircus, Zebbadee, Inkling, Galaxative, RegalBox, SP-Rocket, Doggstar, CurvedAir, Mookie, Psyberdeli, Acidio (1999, grunge), Plastacine, DeVille, Royal Box, Basoda, Blaster, Monarchbats, Muggins, Radbats 1 through 6, Rudebats, Jeet, Jiggaboo, Joopiter, Seringetty, Snooapalooza, Soda Stream, Stickmanbats, Userbats 1 and 2, Webbats 1 and 2, Starbuck, Dynamo.
New Zealand-based outfit involved in type. The typefaces are designed by Jonathan Nicol: Furby (2002), Kombat (2001), Metcard (2001, dot matrix font), X-Font (2001, pixel font), Architecture2 (2001, pixel font). Born in New Zealand, Nicol currently lives in Melbourne, Australia, where he works as a flash designer for an Australian radio and TV company. At Union Fonts, he designed Furby (2003). [Google] [More] ⦿
Folding Type is Phil Richardson's brand design and typography studio, based in Melbourne, Australia. In 2020, Phil released the old science fiction film font Super Active Matrix. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Australian font vendor located in Bilgola Plateau, NSW: Font Factory is a Hexon Company. We design 'Corporate Type' for major corporations and sell digital typefaces to Industry, Education, Publishing, Graphics and Pre-Press organisations throughout the world. Font Factory also publish and distribute type for Designers. Located in Sydney, Australia. We have been selling and supporting type since 1988. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Australian signature font service for 15USD, and handwriting font service for 40 to 50USD. One font made with this software is Grrlyfont (2002). Free fonts here include Jane Doe, John Doe and Scruffy. Other services include FontGrinder (14.95 USD font making service based on a template), and Bingdat (dingbat making service, also based on a template). [Google] [More] ⦿
Fontor (was: Daniel's Page of Fontery)
Fonts by Daniel Midgley, a computational linguistics student at the University of Western Australia. Handwriting fonts such as Wolven Script, Soozle, Lobbo, Mastalock, Kiddna, Wolven Script, and Daniel. Plus Holly Sans, Du Bellay (old typewriter), Perspective Sans, Banksia, Yataghan, Petrol and Cueva. Planned fonts: Octane, ReverieTruetype for Mac and PC. Dafont link. [Google] [More] ⦿
For The Love Of Type
Gemma O'Brien's type blog discusses many interesting typographic examples. O'Brien is an Australian artist specializing in lettering, illustration, and typography. Her calligraphy and designs can be seen in advertising campaigns, editorial publications, and large-scale murals around the world. She has collaborated with numerous global brands and publications including Apple, Adobe, and The New York Times. Several of her projects have received the Award of Typographic Excellence from the New York Type Directors Club. [Google] [More] ⦿
Australian graphic and type designer who lives in Sidney. Born in 1986, Dave graduated with a Bachelor in Visual Communication from Swinburne University, and went on to work for 6 years as graphic designer in Sydney before a government scholarship enabled him to attend the Type and Media Masters held at kABk in 2011-12. His early type sketches were quite promising. He graduated from the TypeMedia program at KABK Den Haag in 2012.
In 2012, he won two awards at the Moriswawa Type Design Competition for Blanco, the Gold Prize in the Latin category, and the Second Prize in the People's Choice category for Latin. Blanco also won at TDC 2013.
In 2014, Dave Foster and Paul Barnes (Commercial Type) designed Marr Sans. They write: The influence of Scotland in typefounding belies the nation's small size. Marr Sans, a characterful grotesque design, was inspired by a typeface from the 1870s found in the work of James Marr & Co. in Edinburgh, successors to Alexander Wilson & Sons. From a few lines in three sizes, and only one weight, Paul Barnes and Dave Foster have expanded the family from Thin to Bold, plus an Ultra Black weight, a wider companion to the six lighter weights. While Graphik and Atlas represent the greater homogenity of twentieth century sans serifs, Marr, like Druk, revels in the individuality of the nineteenth century, and is like an eccentric British uncle to Morris Fuller Benton's Franklin and News Gothics.
In 2015, Dave Foster developed a hand-crafted typeface for National Australia Bank.
Foxy Fonts (or Foxy Font Factory)
Foxyfonts does not seem to exist any longer. Its Foxjump type family designed by ozzie Phil Campbell, as well as Foxgrunge, Wildfox, Foxwild, and Ourier (sic). Alternate URL. With Harold Lohner, he designed the handwriting fonts Synch and Synchronous (2000), based on Syncopated Script, inspired by the work of the artist Stuart Davis. Recently, only demo versions can be downloaded for free. New fonts: Corina, Avocado.
In 2010 Freja Hedvall attended Berghs School of Communication in Stockholm, Sweden, with a Bachelors degree. From 201-2013, she studies Communication Design at Billy Blue College of Design in Sydney, Australia. In 2012, Freja created the counterless geometric typeface Rat Race. [Google] [More] ⦿
Prolific Australian type designer who has made over 300 free fonts to date. Creations: Bonk Fatty, Worstveld Sling (2003), Quastic Kaps (2003), Quadlateral (2003), Junge Burnout (2003), Choktoff (2003), Hall Fetica (2002), Lady Ice Extra (2002), Gizmo (2002), Arggh@$*# (2002), Republika Ego (a huge family made in 2002, as an extension of the large family Republika by Apostrophe), Zillah Modern Offset Outline (2002), Feldicouth (2002, medieval lettering), GM Exp (2002), Pecot, Pecot #2 and Pecot #3 (2002), Wazoo (2002), JamesEightEleven (2002), AnalSatisfaction (2002), GenericFont (2002), PanAm (2002), Border Base Future (2002), Moondog (2001, with Apostrophe), Equine (2001), Street Corner (2001), Mister Belvedere (2001), Freebooter Script (2001), Street (2001, an 31 font sans and slab serif at the Lab), Choda (2001, with Apostrophe), Walkway (2001, see here), Castorgate (2001), Heidorn Hill (2001, a Fraktur font with Apostrophe), Labag (2001, with Apostrophe), 11S01 Black Tuesday (2001, for Life Saving Fonts), Endor (2001; a gothic font with Apostrophe), Dekon (2001), Asenine (2001), Eskargot (2001, with Apostrophe, a "tango" font), Brassier (2001, with Apostrophe), Kandide (2001, with Apostrophe), Labrit (2001, a Fraktur font done with Apostrophe), Control Freak, Gilgongo, Eskargot, LabtopGraphed, PhoenixArise, PrussianBrewSolid, YouthanasiaTexture, Dumbledor, Luciferius, Zebrra, Street, Kronika, PrimaryElector (all at Apostrophic Labs), Scaling the Dragon, Primary Elector, Blacksmith Delight, Birthday Dingbats, Halloween 2, Comicbook Smash, AcidDreamer, Arialic, AvQest, Battered Cooper, Beerglass, Berthside, Bloodgutter 99, Blown Away, Boneribbon, Boneribbon Tall, Bunny Rabbits, Callistroke, Carbonized Timber Chizzler, Deathhead KeltCaps Drummon, Family .., Effluence, Ericott, Erozion, Erthqake, Fanfold, Gemerald, GemFont One, Gorlock, Hungover, Impressed Metal, Inked Weird, Inningham, Isildur High, JaggaPoint, KeltCaps, Kharnorric, Kharnorric Royal, Knights Quest, Knights Quest Callig, Lane Humouresque (2000), Layaway, Linear Beam, Line Etch, Melted Moments, Metal Spagetti, NeoSpacial, Niew CroMagnon, Offset Plain, Old Copperfield, Old Oak, Old Virus, Ooky, Parkvane, Pee's Celtic, Pi in the SciFi, Quilted Indian, Ribbon, Ripplemere, Roughhewn, Rounheads, Rusty Sign, Rykindor, Satan Possessed, Seventy Flares, Simpleman, Skunkline, Slinked, Snail n Ink, SnottMM (multiple master), Solid Ooky, Squashed, Static Charge, StaidMM (multiple master), Steamroller, Stiltedman, Stretch, Tear, Tearoff, Textapoint, Thor version 1.5, Time Pundits (a CODEX-like face), Torcing Away, Trilayered, Ulse Freehand, Uncey, Untidy Skrawl, Vale Shadow, Waif Thin, Warpy Roundhead, Whoosit, Wonkers, Woodbrush, Wormfont, Woven Brick, Woven Outline, Yurine Overflow, Dingbats, Americanic, BirdArt, Cattart, Chyld, Culinary Art, Doggart, Doggon, Drinks - Various, EasterArt, Ein Schwein, Gembats 1, Gembats 2, Helloween, JFC, KidClipart 1, KidClipart 2, Komedy Kritters, Krazy Kritters, Luvya Babe, Moolah, Multicasion, Odds N Sods, Sportzs, Teddyber, Teddyber Too, Vehicular, Whethers, Xmas Clipart 1, Xmas Clipart 2, PenicMasturbata, Aliensatemymum, AustralianSunrise, AustralianSunset, Blockstepped, BoldlyGo, BarredOut, Blockstepped3D, BoldlyGoOut, Daemonesque, Efentine, FuzzyXmas, Gazzarelli, Jhunwest, JhunwestConcaveGM, LickcurlPetite, LupusBlight, MilleniGem, PhilteredPhont, SlicedIron, Stargit, StargitVer2, ZappedSticks, AlphaRomanieG98, BraveNewEraG98, BlobfontG98, BoxingBrophius, CacophonyLoud, ChainzG98, CulinaryArt, DarkBastion, FortuneCity, GorlockBold, HornsofDilemma, LlynfyrchFwyrrdynn, Maranallo, OptimisticPessimist, PositiveNhilism, UniversalShatter, Bonk, Bonk College, Bonk Fatty, Bonk Offset, Bonk Outercut, Bonk Undercut, ChefsSliceNovice, MeteorGM, TreasureMapDeadhand, TechnicallyInsane, Futurex (with Apostrophe), Street, Calan, Lady Copra, Thing, Dexetrine, ChizzMM (multiple master, with Apostrophe, 2001), Charrington (2001), Lady Copra (2001), Likkle (2007), Luteous (with Rich Parks, 2001), Thorazine and Thorazone (last eleven at Apostrophic Labs [dead link]).
Other fonts: Choktoff (2003), Etched Fractals, Film Cryptic (2003), Future Sallow, Hardnsharp (2003), Jagged Dreams, Jungle Burnout, Kyiss M'ass (2003), Tall Films (2004), Meichic (2003), Nightmare Blend Revisited, ReducedEfficiency (2003), Wasted in this job, Western Taint (2003), Wytherness, Yuma Sunset (Western style font), and Zone Linear.
Graphic designer and typographer in Sydney, Australia. Creator of these typefaces: 10 (circle-based), Alien Coins, Candy Bean, Earthquake (grunge), Floppy Disk, Fuel Condensed, LED, Mathvetica, Press, Spring, Stitch, Superlight (hairline sans), Thorn.
George D. Secor
Sydney, Australia-based designer of the curvy display typeface Dewi (2015). This free typeface is inspired by Balinese dances.
Grant Cook (Afrenasia, Melbourne, Australia) created a signage lettering typeface for a vinyl figurine project. He called it Afr Aspabozi (2013).
Greater Albion Typefounders (or: GATF)
Paul J. Lloyd's type foundry in Western Australia, est. 2008. Lloyd (b. UK) made over 100 free truetype fonts before that. He writes: What we will offer is new designs, replete with Edwardian Fun, Victorian distinction, or any other piece of elegance we can manage.
Edwardian creations from 2008-2010: Ark Wright (traditional shop signage), Adantine, Goldbarre, Brosse, Crewekerne, Crewekerne Magna and Crewekerne Magister (arts and crafts face), Larchmont, Brissard, Brossard (slab serif), Bonavia, Bonavia Blanc, Clementhorpe, Veneribe, Chiara Script, Howlett, Svengali Roman, Bonning and Bonnington (1920's style families with ideas from University Roman), Absinette (2009, art nouveau), Bamberforth, Tumbletype, Vertrina, Bromwich, Great Bromwich, Fleete, Helenium. Chipping emulates the Edwardian 1920s. In 2012, he added the Bolton Commercial family (late Edwardian, early art nouveau).
Art deco typefaces: Oakland (2011, multiline typeface gleaned from a 1930s French car ad), Zenia (2010, trilined), Plebe (Plebia, 2008: a grotesk emulating the 1930s), Whitehaven (2008, an extensive art deco family with several shadow weights), Merry Fleurons (2008, Christmas ornament dingbats), Braxia (2008), Keynsia (fifties style art deco family with Peignot influences).
Other typefaces: Haymer is a large sans family made in 2010. Clunic (2008) is a blackletter face. Tectura (2008) is a handwriting font. Eldridge is a slab serif family. Aliqua (2009), Chipperly (2009) and Syondola (2008, Tuscan) are Wild West families. Terazza Tilings (2009) and Valentine's Fleurons (2009) are dingbat typefaces. Additions in 2009 include Lowndes (soft blackletter), Christmas Fleurons, Merry Snowmen, Cherritt (described as a Victorian era Courier), DoodleBirds, Halloween Fleurons, ButtonFaces, Sabio (neither slab nor sans), Daub (brush graffiti font), Sabinard (a modern swash face), Cullions (futuristic blackletter), Coronard (blackletter / roman hybrid), Easter Fleurons, Chapter Initials, Paveline (19th century calligraphic script), Mellin Sans and Open, Gildersleeve (evoking the 1920s Arts and Crafts movement), Stannard (a 1920's advertising inspired small caps face), Slattery (a horizontally shaded fun face), Slatterine (2009, more retro futurism), Spillsbury (2010, Victorian family), Cirflex (2010, geometric display typeface based on arcs of circles), Oxonia (2010, a classic roman family) and Vectis (classic Roman elegance, another small caps face).
Creations in 2010: Windevere, Albion's White Christmas, Paragon (a great didone display family with a wood type feel), Compton (slab serif family), Mexborough, Morover (Schwabacher family), Anavio (a classical roman family), Corvone (3d-effect font), Granville (Victorian), Corton (Victorian), Wellingborough (Victorian), Worthing (Victorian), Ark Wright (traditional shop signage), Bonaventure (art nouveau), Federal Streamliner (1950s feel techno face), Deva (classical roman), Crucis Ornaments (crosses), Bronzino (a roman with Arts and Crafts roots), Bertoni (2010, a didone family), Pardon Me Boy (train dingbats), Woodruff (Open Face fonts with a wood type look), Jonquin (based on a WWI poster; +Incised), Luscombe (1920s display family; +Parva), Movella (futuristic from the 1950s), Magdalena Sans (2010: a clear monoline sans), Endymion (2010: Tuscan), Paget (a Tuscan experimental all caps face), Portello (Victorian).
Typefaces made in 2011: Admiral (art nouveau), Tuscaloosa (Tuscan face), Eccles (bombastic Victorian), Wolverhampton (pre-Victorian), Doncaster (Victorian family), Metropole (art nouveau family), Corsham (stone engraved lettering family), Leibix (casual), Albia Nova (an elegant futuristic organic face), Flapper (art nouveau face), Bertolessi (curly Victorian), Tulk's Victorian Banner (all caps banner face), Fitzgerald (Victorian all caps face), Cleveden (Victorian headline family), Spargo (an extensive set of early 20th century-look engraved typefaces for official documents and securities), Bettendorf (2011, based on a 1900s masthead typeface), Wolvercote (2011, similar to Bettendorf), Pittsburgh (2011, a Western-style engraved face), Chubbly (2011), Portmeirion No. 6 (2011, a Victorian / circus design), Bronzetti (2011; images: i, ii, iii, iv, v, vi), Sophie J (hanprinted), Dem Bones (2011, glyphs made from bones), Stout (2011), Birmingham New Street (a Victorian family inspired by the hand lettered title on a 19th century railway map), Beckinslade (ornamental blackletter).
Production in 2012: Alfere Sans Stripes, Albion's Americana (Western stars and stripes face), Tudor Perpendicular (blackletter), Amici (rounded headline face), Amie (rounded sans), Wolverton Text (Edwardian family), Vinea (10-style display family), Par Avion (retro futuristic), AstroBats (retro sci-fi dingbats), Beeching (+Shadowed), Gondolieri (didone meets Tuscan), Penrose Slabserif (an Escher-like trompe l'oeuil 3d face), Haldane (art nouveau, Arabic look), Solidarius (chubby, fat felt-tip pen font), Bluebottle (angular display face), Merrivale (Victorian), Future Runes (runic simulation), Coliseo, Alfrere Sans (inspired by a 1950s television caption style), Tectura II (Lloyd's answer to Comic Sans), Secombe (Edwardian caps family), Milligan, London Court (Tudor-era caps family).
Typefaces from 2013: Speedblur, Belhampton (Edwardian), Merry Baubles (Christmas tree dings), Merry Bauble Letters (Christmas alphadings), Wroxeter (blackletter), Thurbrooke (+Banner, +Initials, +Black, +Reverso, all based on 19th century banner headings and engraved lettering), Bourne (a rounded type system), Henrician (a set of eight Tudor style display typefaces), Belle Jardin (art deco marquee face), Lavery (Edwardian), Baldione (a stylized didone), Chequers (a vintage poster face), Turvy Topsy (fat finger face), Merrivaux (faux medieval), Blout (German expressionist typeface), Easter Egg Letters, Isometrica (a banner typeface family), Valentine's Letters, Imperial Granum (roman titling face), Brollo (chunky display face).
Typefaces from 2014: Albions Very Old Masthead, Albions Engraved Black, Albions Old Masthead, Albions Incised Masthead, Albions Black Holly, Zanderley (pure Victoriana, +Initials), Landsdowne Commercial, Friendly Shaded Sans, Trivette, Wellmere Sans, Uncia Black, Henry VII, Greene and Rollins (layered Victorian typeface), Barollo, Alfrine, Alfrere Banner (+Incised), Lugano, Lanvier (1930s-style caps typeface family), Bonlivet (a hyper-decorative capitals alphabet from the late Victoian or early art nouveau era), Ames Text (a didone family with rounded brackets), Ames Roman (related to didones but with wedge serifs), Ames Weathered, Ames Shadow, Ames Shaded, Amersham (vintage signage family, 2013-2014).
Typefaces from 2015: Netherland Perpendicular (Victorian blackletter), Ledbury (Victorian), Ambergate (Edwardian poster face), Empyrean (futuristic, yet curvy), Flinscher (1920s script), Signwriter Standard, Display Hatched, Albions Marker No.1 (a charming outlined marker pen typeface inspired by Bembo and Caslon), Joyvrie, Kinver (Victorian), Nationale (Victorian), Doges Banner, Doges Darker (Victorian), Doges Delight (Victorian), Doges Venezia (Victorian).
Typefaces from 2017: Shervington, Cantebriggia 1207 (a weathered blackletter), Algreve, Alambart, Duquesne Dark Woodcut, Courtold Shadow, Athabasca (Wild West Tuscan), Fargo Tuscan, Millerstown (Western), Millerstown Races, Old Millerstown, Sasparillo (Tuscan), Sasparillo Fizz, Wylgate, Herald Banner.
Industrial designer in Brisbane, Australia. In 2015, during heir studies at Queensland University of Technology, Gus Bellekens and Sean Davidson co-designed the art deco typeface Wilhelm, which was inspired by Cabin In The Woods by Tommie Wilhelmsen. [Google] [More] ⦿
Norwegian-born designer. During his studies at Griffith University, Queensland College of Art, Gold Coast, Australia, he created the display typeface Baltic (2015) starting from PT Serif. In 2015, he published the text typeface Kompani (2014). [Google] [More] ⦿
During her graphic design studies at the Gold Coast Institute of TAFE in Gold Coast, Australia, Hanae Ejiri created the typeface Dada (2014), named after the dada movement from 1916 until 1923. [Google] [More] ⦿
Jacci Howard Bear discusses the various styles of cursive and manuscript fonts used to teach handwriting:
Graphic designer in Brisbane who was born in Norway. Creator of the roundish logo typeface QCA (2012) for an identity concept for QCA galleries at Griffith University Brisbane.
Brisbane, Australia-based student-designer (at Griffith University) of the stencil font Australian Space Typeface (2019). She writes that it was made for an Australian space station. Is there a secret Australian space program the world dioes not know about? [Google] [More] ⦿
Shareware (30 Aussie $) and payware barcode fonts (code 128, code 39, codabar, EAN/UCC-8, EAN-13) by HardSoft Solutions of Toowoomba, Queensland. Check also this shareware EAN13 font. Contact: Stefan Ludvig (Austria). Old code 39 font (free). [Google] [More] ⦿
Harry C. Pears
Aussies Harvey&Karen Tonkin have created Victorian cursive fonts that might also be used for primary schools. Address: 31 Deschamp Road, Noranda, WA 6062. URL that mentions their work. Fonts by Harvey Tonkin: DottedVicModCursive (1998), VicModCurJoinedNormal (1998), VicModCursiveNormal (1993). [Google] [More] ⦿
Canberra-based graphic designer. During a course at the European Institute of Design in Florence, Italy, Hayley Parsons created the connected script typeface Cavale (2013). In 2014, she is finishing her studies at the University of Canberra, Australia. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Head First Design
Kastoun (b. 1977) lives in Melbourne and runs Head First Design. His typefaces:
Heikki is a Sydney University Master of Multimedia (hons.) graduate and has also studied a Master of Arts degree in filmmaking at the University of Art and Design Helsinki, Finland. Currently, Heikki is employed at SeaLink Travel Group in Adelaide as Design Lead. He is the creator of the scratchy hand-printed typeface Else Type (2011, iFontMaker) and of the hand-printed typeface Hessutxt (2011, iFontMaker). [Google] [More] ⦿
Helen World (was: House of Helen)
Art director in Brisbane, Australia, who created the origami typeface Karnonkid (2013).
Designer in Sydney, Australia, who sells these pixel fonts, all made between 2006 and 2008: Wade, Small Print, Rare, Monovale, Joey, Jee Five Condensed, Gin, Flake, Casey, Borle Sans Serif, Jee Five, Elate, Capital Tall, Capital Short, Bolo, Bok, Basement. [Google] [More] ⦿
HV Font (or High Visibility Font) sells truetype and FON-format fonts that simulate system fonts. Included are the HVTerm series, and the HV Edit series. These fonts are all monospaced. Other series: HVRaster, HVEdit, HVPrint. [Google] [More] ⦿
Daniel Ross (HYPD/SYNRG) is the Australian art director and digital artist (b. 1990) of HYPD BD Bardust Remix (2008), a remix of BD Bardust (2003, Peter Korsman, BuroDestruct). In 2017, he designed the free wireframing typeface Flow.
In Your Typeface Productions (or: IYTP)
Australian cofounder in 1997 of Atmos Software. In 2001, Stephen Chick created the typeface EV Nova. He also founded IYTP (In Your Typeface Productions) with his wife Kristy (also a graphic designer).
Indigo Type Foundry
Indigo Type Foundry is located in Dunlop, ACT, Australia. One of its fonts, Keefbat2 (2003) is a funny dingbat font designed by Keith Philip (b. Sydney, 1962). Earlier, Keith Philip designed ITC Keefbats (2002), a dingbat font with animals and insects, which earned him an award in the TDC2 2003 competition. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Isis Fonts (or: Shrine of Isis)
Egyptian hieroglyphics and related fonts, all original designs by Australian John Cosgriff: Adelita, Alcoholica, Biabia Layout, Brunnhilde One, Creature, Crusades, Dekald, Magician, LuciferPensionRoman, BlazingItalic, Bones2, CreationItalic, Darkenstone, Deities, Eyesis, Garfield, IsisDings, Jetson, KingdomCome, LostWorld, Raven, Spaceracer, Stargate, Tecnojap, TokyoSoft, Wizardry, ZetaGrey. The original fonts Tokyo Soft and TecnoJap simulate Japanese.
Aka I Love Your Handshake and as French Giggle Fonts. Australian creator of the primitive hand-printed typefaces IYS Vintage Dresses (2013), IYS Just The Other day, IYS Joke We Made, IYS Vintage Dresses, MQS Sketchy (2013, brushy font), RQS Thinny and Thicky (2013), MQS Magic (2013), IYS Joke We Made (2013), IYS Dead End Street (2013), and IYS Nobodys Perfect (2013).
Or Binh Ngo Thi, b. 1987. Hanoi, Vietnam, and now Canberra, Australia-based designer. I am not sure if she made all the fonts on her multiple web sites, so take the list below with a grain of salt. Thus, creatorfree connected script font Beacon (2015). In 2016, she created Pateglamt Script (calligraphic), Aring (a gorgeous Treefrog style calligraphic brush script), Akita (avant garde), Akita Air (art deco style), Amery Brush, Dakota, Easy Brush, Purdue Script, Beach Brush Font, and Beautiful (thick brush script).
Typefaces from 2017: Traveling, Rebli, Asmae, Cinderella Script, Merthy Script, Bodega Script, Gorgeous Script (watercolor brush), Le Beaune (roman capitals; a free font with a reference to a 2010 typeface by Damien Gautier), Restaurants Script, IT Encore Sans, Brook, Theage (script).
Radi Safi (If You Build It) is the Sydney, Australia-based designer of the geometric solid typeface Happy (2015), the sans typeface Swish (2014) and the display typefaces Panthony (2015), Salvesen (2014, designed for the cover of a CD by Sydney artist Atlas B Salvesen) and Smoke Signals (2014).
Jack Yan and Associates (or: JY&A Fonts)
Jack Yan (b. 1972, Hong-Kong) now lives in Wellington, New Zealand, where he founded Jack Yan and Associates (JY&A) in 1987, the first kiwi digital type foundry. He designed over 100 typefaces, which mostly share calligraphic roots---his lower case f is like a signature Yan glyph. In 2013, he turned to politics and is running to become mayor of wellington.
He designed the extensive family Aetna, digitized based upon 16th century work by Francesco Griffo and Giovanni Antonio Tagliente. It is Yan's version of Bembo.
His other font families include Decennie Express Pro (2011, a sans companion for JY Décennie), Decennie JY Titling, Integrity JY (2002), Pinnacle JY (1995-1996, +Bold), Rebeca JY (1993), Tranquility (1994-1995) and Yan Series 333 (1987-1993). JY Koliba (by Jure Stojan, 2001) is a sans serif typeface family based on Slovenian architects' lettering of the 1940s. Other typefaces include Dandy JY (2012: Originally created for a theatre project at Massey University, Dandy is reminiscent of Pablo Ferro's hand-lettering), Comic Pro JY (1999, by Antonio Gonzalez de Santiago for Jack Yan), Novalis JY (2008, an anthroposophic family), Boum-Boum (2002) and Alia JY (2008-2009, an aldine serif family).
JY Pressly (2012, a serif family) was originally designed for Lucire, and destined for web and print use.
Arts and Crafts alphabet by JY&A.
Melbourne-born designer at the Australian foundry Prototype Font Design of the scratchy handwriting fonts Monster and Zuni. Prototype Font Design went out of business some time before 2004. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer and typographer from Melbourne, Australia. Behance link. Creator of the geometric sans typeface Positano (2011). Corporate work includes the art deco typeface Butcher Florist done for Melbourne band Butcher Florist. Deer Sue is an experimental typeface with a prehistoric man theme. [Google] [More] ⦿
James Matthew "Matty" Farrow
Jamie Clarke Type
Jamie Clarke (Bristol and London, UK, and at some point, Sydney, Australia) creates illustrative type and lettering. He ran his own digital agency for ten years, and retrained after that period by studying type design at the University of Reading and letterpress at the St. Bride Foundation in London. His commercial typefaces include Brim Narrow (2015). He writes about this engraved layered typeface: Brim is inspired by antique woodtype and chromatic type from the 1800s. Its various styles stack together creating a variety of decorative combinations. Each layer can be assigned its own colour. The horizontal etching in some styles and subtle shadow effects can give the typeface the appearance of a vintage money font. In 2016, he added Brim Combined.
His commissioned led him to the Kelmscott Bakehouse K (2016), a decorative letter commissioned by Kelmscott Bakehouse and based based on William Morris's ats and crafts style.
Typefaces from 2017: Rig Shaded (a large 3d shaded typeface family---the best such collection available to date).
Typefaces from 2018: Shovel Knight Drop Caps (partial woodblock print alphabet), Rig Solid (a superb family of layered 3d fonts).
Typefaces from 2020: Span (a 3-style a modern glyphic type family that flaunts its engraved heritage with sweeping serifs and sculptural forms).
Author of the very informative article The Evolution of Chromatic Type (2017).
Melbourne, Australia-based designer of typefaces such as Dania (2009) and Sergio (2009). Dania was a graduation project in which she wanted the capture the identity of Denmark, if such a beast really exists.
Upstart Australian typographer. Her first attempt is the quirky Underthebed (2002). Her second font is "If I was your girl" (2003), an exceedingly elegant and tall-legged handwriting font. [Google] [More] ⦿
Jardin Anderson (Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), Melbourne, Australia) designed the free typeface Sans Sixteen Sans (2017). This typeface contains only 84% of the ink of a standard sans, to point out that the wage gap between men and women in Australia is sixteen percent. [Google] [More] ⦿
Barwon Heads, Victoria (Australia)-based designer of a bubblicious font called Hail Bubble (2006). It was pointed out that Gusto (Device Type) is an alternative typeface in this style. He also made Hail Grotesque (2006). [Google] [More] ⦿
Melbourne-based designer of the inline typeface Stroked (2013).
Brisbane, Australia-based student-designer (at Griffith University) of the fun (loud, reverse contrast) display typeface Bakko (2019), which comes in variable opentype format. In 2017, she published the free ghouly dry brush font Mr. Grieves. [Google] [More] ⦿
Aussie designer (b. Melbourne) of the weird typeface Extreme Leet (2007). Why? He also made Scratchnessism (2007), Sound Board (2008), Lions Den and Starring (2008, kid's hands), Casual Script (2008, another child's handwriting font), and Guava Juice (2008). Alternate URL. In 2008, he went commercial and started selling his types at MyFonts. See also here. The typefaces there include the African theme/chiseled look font Rockband (2008), the 3d hand-printed typeface Tusk (2008), the 3-d outline family Alabaster (2009), the fat counterless typeface Overdrive (2010), the pixel typeface Milko (2011), and the hand-printed outline typeface Blubber (2008).
During her graphic design studies at the University of Ballarat, Australia, Jessica Nuzum (Nuzum Design, Horsham, Australia) created the bilined typeface Duplex in 2013.
He writes: I was born in Suva, Fiji in 1988. I am however, an Australian. My mum is an artist, so I guess I just caught onto the creative bug from an early age. I started out with photography and eventually introduced it into more graphic illustration based design. I studied Fine Art as an A level subject at St Georges School in Switzerland, dealing with the "misplacement of general concepts" which links to surrealism. NEWS!!! I have been accepted into UTS in Sydney Australia studying in Visual Communications, my dream course. [Google] [More] ⦿
Australian researcher and Japanese typography expert. Maintains an on-line Japanese dictionary, and offers many useful links on Japanese. Jim Breen is/was at the Department of Digital Systems, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graham Meade and Joanne Quinn designed Curlmudgeon, CurlmudgeonHollow, CurlmudgeonHollowItalic, CurlmudgeonItalic, CurlmudgeonWideside.
Senior designer at Interbrand Sydney who was born in Brazil. For Melbourne Theatre Company (MTC) he created MTC Neon (2013, with Chris Maclean).
Designer and illustrator in Sydney, who created a typographic poster called Chicago Typography Skyline (2012).
Joe Scerri Design
Joe A. Scerri is a British born Maltese-Australian graphic designer based in Zürich Switzerland. Since graduating with a diploma from Central Metrolpolitan College of Visual Art in Perth Western Australia in 1990, he has worked in publishing, multimedia, advertising and design, both in Sydney and in Basel. For the Spanish magazine Neo2, Joe Scerri created the free experimental dotted line typeface Kassette (2006). In 2005, he made the experimental typeface Faena (no download). [Google] [More] ⦿
John Rade Fonts
In 2009, John Rade Fonts was established as an independent foundry by John Rade from Melbourne. John had 15 years experience in advertising and branding. His first font is Paperocked (2009). This was followed by Jazzbang Inca (2009). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Perth-based graphic designer. Creator of the stressed out typeface Ex Kaf (2012): A customized typeface inspired by the aftermath of caffeinated all nighters.
Jos is an architect and designer based in Melbourne, Australia. He created the pixel typeface 6px (2008).
Brand designer in Fremantle and/or Perth, Australia, whose typefaces can be bought from Type Department.
In 2016, he designed The Skulls (a commissioned stencil font).
For Pride Sports Festival 2018, he designed the organic sans typeface PSF Bounce.
In 2020, he released the display typefaces Villanelle, Stoker (a blackletterish typeface for the West Australian Ballet) and Westralia (a free all caps typeface with varying widths). Type department link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graduate of RMIT University. During his studies in Melbourne, Australia, Joshua Hick created the free rounded sans typeface Bumblebee (2015) and the hand-crafted poster typeface Wildlife Victoria (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer of the HPGCalc (or: HP Graphing Calculator Display) font in all formats, based on the original design of Hewlett-Packard as used in their graphing calculators HP38G, HP39G and HP40G. [Google] [More] ⦿
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).
Kaitlyn Hebden (Wells, ME) first studied at the University of Redlands in Redlands, CA, and then at the University of New South Wales in Sudnay, Australia. She designed the multicolored all caps typeface Liquid Bass during her studies in Sydney in 2015. [Google] [More] ⦿
Kamban Software in Blacktown, NSW, Australia, offers free Tamil fonts: TAMKadambri (1999), TAMKalyani (1999), TAMLKamban (1999), TAMMaduram (1999), MaduramTSC (1998), and TABMaduram (1999). MaduramTSC is made (by Vasu Devan). They also published a free Unicode font for many South Asian languages, Akshar unicode. [Google] [More] ⦿
Karel van der Waarde studied graphic design in the Netherlands and the UK. In 1995, he started a design research consultancy in Belgium specializing in the testing of pharmaceutical information design. This company develops patient information leaflets, instructions, forms, protocols, and the information architecture for websites. Karel van der Waarde publishes and lectures about visual information. At that time, he was based in Elewijt, Belgium, and edited Information Design Journal. Old URL.
Aussie creator in 2012 of the hand-printed typefaces Saying Goodbye (iFontMaker), Vincent Street (iFontMaker), Lewis Blues (iFontMaker), Completely Scripted, Saying Hello (2012, iFontMaker), Type Me, and Type Me Two (iFontMaker). Aka Kazadoodle. Home page. [Google] [More] ⦿
Brisbane, Australia-based graphic designer. Creator of Muelysies (2013), a ball terminal typeface.
Or Jay Kazer, b. The Netherlands. Sydney, Australia-based designer of the free squarish techno typeface Metrik Sans (2018) and the sans titling typefaces Monaco Classic (2018) and Le Mans Classic (2017), which was inspired by vintage motorsport racing. In 2019, he published the wide sans typeface Fluro. In 2020, he released Hologram. Type Department link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Melbourne-based designer of the solid geometric figure typeface Azpac (2013) and of the kitchen tile typeface Geometric (2013).
During her studies at the Queensland College of Art in Brisbane, Australia, Kenya Carroll created the thin display sans typeface Asana (2013).
During her studies at the Queensland College of Art in Brisbane, Australia, Kenya Carroll created an unnamed architectural lettering font (2013).
During his studies at Billy Blue College of Design in Sydney, Australia, Kevin Teh designed the transitional typeface Hanglo (2016), which was inspired by Baskerville and Century Schoolbook. [Google] [More] ⦿
Khaito Gengo (Des Moines, WA, and Seattle, WA) graduated from High School in Australia. From 2005 to 2008, he worked as a graphic designer at his father's interior design company, Gengo Space Design Institute, in Japan. After that, he graduated from Highline Community College, WA, and was mentored by Laura Worthington. Sola (2011) is a minimalist modern sans serif type typeface with rounded corners. It features a standard set of information design pictograms. Asbel (2011) is an octagonal family. Hideko (2011) is midway between sans and serif, and is rooted in Japanese calligraphy. Air Factory (2011) is a simple geometric sans work horse family, that includes a Stencil style and Air Factory Rounded (2012, by Pablo Balcells, according to MyFonts---can this be correct?).
Sydney, Australia-based creator of the scanfont A Type of Mistaken Identity (2012). I applaud what she writes about herself: Determined. Motivated. Persistent. Honest. Hard Working. Versatile. Creative. Humble. [Google] [More] ⦿
David Kloeg is a designer and student of architecture. He has been working for several architecture offices since 2012. David graduated from the University of Technology in Delft, the Netherlands. His company, Kloeg Architecture (est. 2015, in Australia(?)), is involved in building and type and icon design. In 2016, David started a Masters degree in architecture at the University of Liechtenstein. He lives in Vaduz, Liechtenstein.
Lacanian Matheme Fonts
Ecrits Symbol Font is a public domain font for mathematical symbols (truetype, type 1), created by Jeremy English (Australia) in 1997 as part of the The Lacanian Matheme Fonts. Free, Mac and PC. Jeremy English writes: These scalable fonts contain most of the symbols used in Jacques Lacan's algebra, the standard letters of the alphabet, the numbers from 0 to 9, some standard set and algebraic notation, French diacritics and some Greek letters. Download. [Google] [More] ⦿
Australian designer of the black sans typeface Gordon (2011), which features square proportions and rounded contours. Lan Huang and Claire Ghyzel co-designed Brunswick Black (2011, Letterbox). Brunswick has upside down serifs and is rounded to avoid injuries, a bit in the Cooper Black style. With Niels Oeltien, he co-designed Berber Text (2003-2011).
Orange Roughy (2012) is an italic typeface without curves.
Adam Turnbull is an artist and graphic designer from Sydney, Australia, who is based in Brooklyn, NY. In 2016, he created the outlined and solid 3d typeface Luddite (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Chris Harvey's site started out by provding keyboards and fonts for the native languages of North America. Located in Ontario, Canada, Chris Harvey's original collection included several free Unicode-compliant creations (Aboriginal Sans Unicode, Aboriginal Serif Unicode). The following were covered: Dakelh, Cherokee, Cree syllabics, Ojibway (Ojibwe, Ojibwa) syllabics, Naskapi syllabics, Dene or Athabaskan/Athapaskan (Chipewyan, Slavey) syllabics, Blackfoot syllabics, and roman orthographies of Canadian (and some US) native languages. As of 2019, he covers more than 100 Indigenous languages, including all of the ones in northern Canada, as well as languages in Australia, New Zealand and the U.S.
Of particular interest are his pages on syllabics. I quote some passages: "Syllabics became very popular first among the Cree people, then spread to other Algonquian languages such as Ojibway, Naskapi, and Blackfoot. Heading north and east, Syllabics were adopted by some of the Dene languages, and Inuktitut. The writing system was transferred from parent to child despite the attempts of the Canadian residential school system to obliterate Native languages. The system was so popular, that it has been reported that the Cree once had a near 100% literacy rate. [...] These days, Inuktitut, Cree, Naskapi, Oji-Cree, are the languages most often written in Syllabics (although Roman orthographies for these languages are also available). The others have generally switched to Roman writing systems, however some dialects, communities, or individual speakers still prefer syllabics." The list:
LB Digital is an Australian based digital design and development studio. Via Graphic River, they sell a collection of pixel typefaces that were made between 2006 and 2008. These include Wade, Small Print, Rare, Monovale, Joey, JeeFive Condensed, Flake, BorleSansSerif, Jee Five, Elate, Capital Tall, Capital Short, Bolo, Bok, and Basement. [Google] [More] ⦿
During her studies at Federation University in Ballarat North, Australia, Leah Cushion designed the hand-drawn typeface Revolt (2014), which is based on protest signs seen in demonstrations around the world. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Letitia Thirapathi Appadu (Townsville, Australia) created Futura Floral (2011) by filling the glyphs of Futura with art nouveau style flower ornaments.
Sydney, Australia-based art director who created the free 3d stackable shaded typeface Monstre Display (2015, based on Monstre, a painted alphabet by N. Glaise, 1882) and the free stackable Tuscan typeface Fantaisie Display (2015, aklso based on a painted alphabet by N. Glaise, 1882). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Melbourne-based codesigner with Tony Ibbotson in 2008 of the dada typeface Guzman y Gomez, which won a distinction for typography at AGDA 2008.
She writes: Process and final design for a revamped cover of Jeffrey Eugenides' latest novel, The Marriage Plot. The typeface was created based on the hand-made typography used in the original posters for Fellini's Amarcord. [Google] [More] ⦿
From Melbourne, Australia, David Aylott's macro for MS Word that produces a sorted list of your fonts with multiple fonts to a page. PFONT, another program by him, does not require MS Word. Finally, for compact printing, there is FONTFILE. David runs Aylott Computing Pty Ltd. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graduate of Norges Kreative Fagskole (NKF) in Trondheim, Norway, class of 2014. During her studies at Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia, she created the elegant Tuscan-inspired display typeface Water Lily (2015). [Google] [More] ⦿
During her design studies in Sydney, Australia, Louise Vieusseux created the display typeface Blunderbuss (2013). Facets (2013) is an alphabet that was inspired by the architecture of Shepherds Bush Westfield. [Google] [More] ⦿
"Lout is a document formatting system designed and implemented by Jeffrey Kingston at the Basser Department of Computer Science, University of Sydney, Australia. The system reads a high-level description of a document similar in style to LaTeX and produces a PostScript file". Primary download site. [Google] [More] ⦿
"Lout is a document formatting system designed and implemented by Jeffrey Kingston at the Basser Department of Computer Science, University of Sydney, Australia. The system reads a high-level description of a document similar in style to LaTeX and produces a PostScript file which can be printed on most laser printers and graphic display devices. Plain text and PDF (starting from version 3.12) output are also available. " Free source code under GNU license. [Google] [More] ⦿
At University of Technology Sydney, Lucy Lee designed the display typeface Moonwalk Air in 2016 and writes: Moonwalk Air is an original, predominately hand-generated font inspired by the work and practice of French/American cellist Yo-Yo Ma. [Google] [More] ⦿
Luke Bennis is an Australian designer living in Newcastle, NSW. Currently working as a Graphic Designer in the Marketing department for McDonald Jones Homes&also working as a freelance designer. Designer of an experimental typeface in 2010. He also made Varsity (2010), a typeface for the Zoloft crowd. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Luke (b. 1987) is a graphic designer based in Sydney, who specializes in custom typography, brand identity and web design. Dafont link. Creator in 2009 of Liqueur, Origami, Bauhaus Two, Genome (futuristic) and Manufact (squarish), Breathe Slow, Streamline, Blockade, Like Luke, Interest, and Method. [Google] [More] ⦿
Art director, illustrator, designer and typographer from Melbourne, Australia, but who is now located in Sydney. Creator of these typefaces for Lifelounge Magazine in 2008: Aeroplane, Halen Roek (thunderbolt face), Inline Hell, Lightning Rock, Lukano (after Mekano), Miami Nice (multilined), Mother Nature bilined), Snag, Superfine (minimalistic), Tight Fade, Type (headline serif), Sneaky and Future Deco (multilined). In 2009, still for Lifelounge, he created Love& Unicorns (psychedelic). Of course, this Melbourne-based photographer may be best known for his "interesting" applications of type in posters such as Dirty Type (2008), Tits and Type and Swing City (2008).
Australian web designer who created a free vector format art deco typeface called Wonderful World Retro Font (2011), which is in the same style as RightBank FLF and almost identical to the free font Gaslight Regular (1993). Aka Think Luke. [Google] [More] ⦿
Melbourne-based type and graphic designer who made these (free) typefaces: Powdah (sans), Schwish, Bison, Pseudolux (2000, psychedelic), Polydiscous (2001), Minidib, Bloodwax (2001), Depictor (2000), Bored (2001, dot matrix). Justin Bauer made Pro Bulbous (2001), a pixel font.
Marcus Byrne (Melbourne, Australia, b. 1979) experiments with type design. He used light painting in the development of a 3d multiline font in 2013. AFL Finals 2013 is an athletic lettering typeface that was developed in both 2d and 3d. Phone Streak (2013) is a free brush typeface.
Calligrapher who lives in Australia. Designer from 2002-2004 of the Celtic look family Lindisfarne Nova (with Harry Pears) at Bitstream.
Catalonian designer, illustrator and lettering artist. Graduate of Eina, Barcelona (1996) and Cooper Union New York (2012). Now based in Melbourne, Australia, Maria Montes created Milosz Italic at Eina, Barcelona, in 2011. She co-founded a textile and print design studio called MarchTwentyTwo in collaboration with fashion designer Laura Piera. The studio focuses on art prints, limited edition scarves, calligraphy workshops and other analogue crafts.
Her great angular semi-calligraphic typeface March Twenty Two (Sans, Serif) was created during the Summer Condensed Program at Cooper Union in NYC in 2012. In 2016, she designed the fine ornamental caps typeface Green Fairy. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Sydney, Australia, who created a prismatic poster typeface in 2013 called Santos.
Marianna Orsho (or Marijana Orsolic) is an Australian / Serbian graphic and type designer, b. 1987. Classically trained as a graphic artist, she completed her Masters Degree in Type Design and 2D Animation at the University of Arts in Belgrade. During TypeClinic 5 in 2012 in Trenta, Slovenia, she created the multiple master humanist sans typeface family Nioki and Nioki Italic, both for Latin and Cyrillic. Free download. Other typefaces by her include Albi (2010) and Eta (2011).
Now located in Sydney, Australia, she created Kamilitza (2014, a layered, condensed, all-caps cross stitch display typeface; free demo) and Globster (2014, a Treefrog-style typeface for Latin and Cyrillic).
Zillmere (Brisbane), Queensland, Australia-based designer of the hand-drawn typefaces Evergreen (2016, free), Wolfpack (2015), Bellfield (2014), Westlake (2014, a grungy brushy typeface) and Phalanx (2014, free).
In 2016, he designed the hand-styled poster typefaces Cobblestone Road, Mahalo, Strux, Intrepid and Regress, and the dry brush font Bradi.
Art director in Adelaide, Australia. In 2009, he created a custom alphabet for the Adelaide Botanical Gardens. Called Botanica, it has roman letterforms but the texture is inspired by the gardens. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Brisbane who created the purely geometric typeface Tritalics and the free dot matrix typeface Circursive in 2012. Born in Tanzania, Martin has lived in Laos, is half Dutch and has an Irish passport.
Australian designer (b. 1984) who is based in Sydney. He created the graffiti typeface Jo's Styles (2012), and Thick Bitch (2012). He also made the futuristic typefaces Grand Lethals (2012, for an album cover of this group) and Aliens Can Suck It (2012). [Google] [More] ⦿
Matt Hindson's music fonts
Free music fonts by composer Matt Hindson, dated 1997-2006: Harp Pedals, Recorder Fingering, Saxophone Fingering, TimesMusical, Accidentals, Clefs, FiguredBassMH, FiguredBassMH, GuitarStrings, Rhythms, StaffClefPitchesEasy, TempoIndicationsLite, TempoIndicationsLiteTrebuchet, TupletNumbersPetrucci, TupletNumbersSonata, WoodwindTablatureRec11, WoodwindTablatureSaxEuro, WoodwindTablatureSaxEuro, WoodwindTablatureSaxGraphic, WoodwindTablatureSaxGraphic, WoodwindTablatureSaxUS, WoodwindTablatureSaxUS. [Google] [More] ⦿
Based in the Gold Coast of Australia, Matt Vergoties created beautiful geometric logotypes for the rebranding of the Gold Coast in 2012. Unfortunately, someone else's design was selected.
In 2013, he designed the free stub-serifed 380-glyph 80-language typeface Knubi.
In 2016, he designed the rounded slab serif typeface Dissimo, which has one free weight if you register.
Matter of Sorts
Melbourne, Australia-based Vincent Chan trained as a graphic designer at Monash University in Melbourne and worked as a type designer at Commercial Type in New York between 2012-2014. He is currently a PhD candidate and teaching associate at Monash University. Speaker at ATypI 2018 in Antwerp.
At Commercial Type, he helped with the designs of Giorgio Sans, Kommissar, Sanomat Sans, and Guardian Sans.
Other typefaces by him include Recollection (2016), Quadrant Slab (2020), Quadrant Text (2020), and Mongrel Grotesque. He writes about Recollection: Recollection Text and Display were drawn in close collaboration with Dominic Hofstede: designer, teacher and adjunct senior research fellow at Monash University. They was designed specfically for the launch of the third iteration of the Re:collection archive in October 2016. The Recollection typefaces attempt to capture the spirit of Australian graphic design between 1960 and 1990. It refers to this rich period by looking inward, through the well-established intentions and aesthetic tropes of the time, to arrive at a familiar typographic form. [Google] [More] ⦿
Matthew James (London, and also Perth, Australia) and Petros Afshar co-designed the Japanese emulation font Okami. With Petros Afshar and Kimmy Lee, he designed the hipster font Bastion (2018, at Glyph44).
James Matthew "Matty" Farrow (Australia) wrote in 1999: I am interested in calligraphy, palaeography, and (digital) typography, and am currently writing an outline font editor for Adobe Type 1 fonts called spif. [Google] [More] ⦿
Maurice wrote this: I designed Fino as well as Cut-In (Medium and Bold) in the '70s which won a competition arranged by Letraset International London. These two fonts have been plagiarized subsequently. I was the first Australian designer to win the competition for new typefaces and be accepted in the Letraset range. I was getting paid for it until they stopped selling Letraset who had the copyrights and were in Letraset Catalogue. I am about to start drawing up and will be marketing Fino as well as Cut-In family range plus other ranges of fonts. In 1994 I won a Monotype N.Y. typeface competition with Cadenza. And there was another competition I won as well from a New York typehouse which I called Concept and they never gave me the prize in moneys and I forgot about chasing them therefore I cant remember the foundrys name or phototypehouses name. Note: Fino was shamelessly copied as Feena by ZETAFonts (South Africa) and Cut-In was modified/copied/mutilated by Fontalicious as Alba. [Google] [More] ⦿
Melanie J. Cook
Melany is a graphic and motion designer. During her studies at the University of Technology, Sydney, she created the experimental typeface Darjeeling to Budapest (2018), influenced by the movie art of Wes Anderson. [Google] [More] ⦿
Aussie graphic designer from Melbourne who made the experimental fonts Tetris Quadrate (2007), Organic Space (2007) and 90 Flinders Street (2007). In 2008, she created the hand-printed type family Free Will and the futuristic techno family Road Trip. Also in 2008, her condensed poster family New Moon and the Railway Point family saw the light. She also does custom type. MyFonts link. She has a Bachelors in visual communication from Monash (2000) and a diploma of arts from RMIT (1997). Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Based in Indonesia (b. 1978), this graphic designer, type designer and illustrator owns and operates his own company, Mendiola Design & Associates. Mendiola is a lecturer in design at Bina Nusantara University in Jakarta and is a founding member of the Indonesian Graphic Design Forum (FDGI). He is affiliated as a type designer with The Australian Type Foundry. [Google] [More] ⦿
Australian digital media student at Griffith University. Creator of the (free) Victorian over-ornamented typeface Wonderland (2012).
Freelance graphic designer in Berlin and Melbourne. On Behance, he showed a pixel typeface called Nils Puzzelt Gerne Fonts (2009), and a leaf-based experimental face, called Leaf Font (2009). [Google] [More] ⦿
Born in Brisbane, Australia 1965, Michael Brosnan studied Modern Asian Studies at Griffith University, specialized in Japanese, and graduated 1992. he studied graphic design from 2006 until 2009 at Central Saint Martins, under the guidance of Catherine Dixon and Alan Baines. He lives in London, UK.
Michael K. Fischer
Australian creator of the mdular monoline sans typeface Quarter Sans (2012).
Student at Queensland College of Art, 2011-2013. Brisbane-based designer of the striking avant-garde all-capitals typeface Krach (2013), which includes an elegant hairline weight.
Minh Bui (Sydney, Australia) created Miami Deco (2011). I believe that the font is also called Rockafella Reck.
Brisbane, Australia-based designer of the didone display typeface Faline Bold (2012). Other typefaces by Mish include 2B Slab (2012) and Configurate (2012). All his typefaces are free at Flux Collective, but one really needs to work hard to find all. [Google] [More] ⦿
For a project at the University of Tecnology, Sydney, Mitchell Hockey designed Professor Whiskers (2013), a spurred all caps typeface that is modeled after vintage American wood types. [Google] [More] ⦿
Australian designer of Flux (1996), now a T-26 font. He ran Monib Design, and now has Mahdavi Design. Voca (a slightly grotesk sans) was made in 2004. He was born into a Baha'i family in Shiraz, Iran, in 1975 and migrated to Australia with his family prior to the Iranian revolution in 1979. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Monospace fonts: Christopher Widdowson
Christopher Widdowson (Quiji, Australia) listed, showed, and compared these monospaced fonts for showing computer code, but that page disappeared. Here is that list.
During her studies at Design College Australia in Brisbane, Nadia Raineri created the layered ornamental wood typefaces Alvaro (2013) and Maria (2013) that are based on Aetna, a wood type from 1870 by William H. Page. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer and illustrator in Brisbane, Australia. Naiomi Viegas's Skin Deep display typeface (2016) is based on a mash-up of "The Thing" from The Addams family and tattoos or the idea of individuality. [Google] [More] ⦿
Aussie Nancy Lorenz (aka Lothlorien, and aka Queen of Spain Font Girl) created fonts in the theme of Lord of the Rings, all in a medieval handwriting or uncial style or Tolkien style: Party Business, Bilbo-hand-Bold-Bold (2002), Bilbo-hand-fine (2002), Bilbo-handRegular (2002), ElvenCommonSpeak (2001), Hobbiton Handscrawl (2001), Hobbiton Brush (2001), Marigold Wild (her modification of Marigold, made in 1992 by Miles), PartyBusiness (2002).
During her studies at the University of Technology, Sydney, Natalie Shue created the teardrop-laden display typeface Black Fox (2013).
Graphic designer in Buderim, Australia, who created a chromatic beveled typeface in 2013.
A 1.1MB file with about 100 truetype fonts. Mostly shareware fonts from Larabie and others, but also some rarer stuff, like a Code39 barcode series by Hardsoft Solutions in Australia, and an OCR-B pixel font. [Google] [More] ⦿
New Tropical Design Studio
Byron Bay, Australia-based designer of these fonts in 2018: Modernist Milk (stencil), Signwriter, Cloak (stencil), Stamp & Co, Merchant (vintage sans), Big Show (layerable), Sea Spray (experimental minimalist stencil).
Typefaces from 2019: Farmhouse, Sophillia (an elegant sharp-edged display typeface), Modernica Tropico (a fashion mag titling typeface), Grange (a fine high-contrast fashion font), Dahlia (a mini-serifed font), Sunflora (a fashion font with some linked letters), Rockwell (a wedge serif---it takes a loy of chutzpah to design a typeface called Rockwell that is not a slab serif...), Botanica (an all caps fashion font), Coast & Co, Hunter, Marigold, MariSans, Work & Wear, Avalanche (a warm vintage wedge serif), Kinfolk, Wrangler, Sundays.
Typefaces from 2020: Gallery Modern (a sharp-edged display serif), Mattina Sera SVG (a dry brush tyopeface by Laura Bennett for New Tropical Design), Geomatik (a minimalist sans), Tangerine (a 1970s style display typeface), Sage (a high contrast decorative didone), Monte Carlo (a stylish all caps typeface). [Google] [More] ⦿
Ngaio is a designer, illustrator, arts writer and curator working in Brisbane, australia, who graduated from Queensland University of Technology with a degree in Fine Arts and has worked for the Gallery of Modern Art and the Ipswich Art Gallery before taking on her current position at Milani Gallery. In addition, Ngaio is studying design at the Queensland College of Art.
Designer of fonts at Garagefonts, including the sans serif font families Newt and Newt Monospace (1999). Nicholas is from Sydney, Australia.
Author of Death of a Typographer (2019, Australian Scholarly Publishing), a crime story about a fictitious Dutch type genius, Pieter van Floogstraten, and a type sleuth called Martin Kern. [Google] [More] ⦿
Nick Nicholas (University of Melbourne) discusses script mixing. For example, the Wakhi from Central Asia use a mixed script of Latin, Cyrillic, and Greek letters. Among many examples, he points out that certain Greek dialects use a Latin letters to represent sounds not present in standard Greek. He also has a page on Greek Unicode issues. That page includes everything you want to know about Greek accents and Greek coding. [Google] [More] ⦿
Nicko Phillips (Melbourne, Australia) created the fun cartoon typeface Twerkin (2013): Developed for a personal project, this typeface is big, bold, and a dynamo on the d-floor.
Nicola Ivec (Australia) created mainly children's handwriting fots. These include A Fat Child (2010), A little bit fanc-aaay (2010), Just That Neat (2010), Sticks and Stones (2010), You are just an idiot (2010), Hearts and Smarts (2010), Nicola (2010) and English Boredom (2010). Other typefaces from 2010: Schools and Rules, Capital Fun, Dotty Spotty, Slightly Covered Up, Stencil Pencil, Little Miss Script, Scri-Bubble, Fatso D, Bored in Science, Niki Chunkiee, Emily Smyth, Bayley Moroney, Back to School, Dunno tell me then, and Celine Ingram, Light it up like it's dynamite, Blocks, In The Stars, Just while he's speaking, Curly Twirly, To Love You, Holly Meier, Lego Blocks, Vous devez telecharger, I think your beautiful too.
Creations in 2011: Goodbye 4 now, Goodbye 4 Good, I Like You Stay In My Life, Pokemon, J'aime le poisson, Cupid's gonna get ya, What the fudgesticks.
Typefaces from 2013: Procrastinating.
During her graphic design studies in Brisbane, Australia, Nicole Cooper cooperated with Erin Klapper in the creation of the beautiful ornamental typeface Papilio (2013). This typeface was a school project at the Queensland University of Technology.
Designer in Melbourne. Creator of Belove (2012).
Fontshop calls him Oeltjen, and MyFonts Oeltien. Whatever. Australian designer at the Letterbox of the curly monoline upright script typeface Bisque (2006). He designed the slab of the Kevlar family at Letterbox in 2006. Other Letterbox typefaces include League Black (2008, a fat sans display face), Berber (2007, an update--I think--of a squarish typeface made in 2002 by Stephen Banham), and Morice (2005, a paperclip typeface done with Morice Kastoun). Catalog. MyFonts link. Fontshop link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
During her studies at Federation University Australia, Ballarat, Australia-based Nikki Luitjes designed the sketched typeface Aussie (2016), which is possibly also called Sunday Barbie Medium. [Google] [More] ⦿
Noemie Le Coz is an Australian, independent designer, living and working in New York City. With Eli Block and Hana Tanimura, she co-designed the art deco typeface Notable (2018, Google Fonts): Notable is an uppercase sans serif display font; its letterforms are based on those found on U.S. currency. Notable was designed for Notable Women, an initiative by former Treasurer of the United States Rosie Rios. Notable Women is an augmented reality experiment that lets anyone see 100 historic American women where they have historically been left out: U.S. currency. [Google] [More] ⦿
Yolngu languages (Northwest Territories, Australia) are written using special characters. To view these characters with your computer you need YM fonts. This site explains that, and offers a free sans serif truetype font, A Yolngu NTU (2001). Pages by Michael Christie&Waymamba Gaykamangu. [Google] [More] ⦿
Melbourne, Australia-based designer (b. 1977) of several pixel fonts, including revivals of old Commodore 64 fonts. His pixel fonts from 2018: Cursive, Tolman, Stadium, Skate Rock, Wizard, Gauntlet, Mutant Camels, Wobble Board, Falcon Patrol, Angle. [Google] [More] ⦿
One Fonty Day
Motoki Higa (One Fonty Day) is the Sydney, Australia, and/or Saitama, Japan-based designer (b. Japan) of these commercial typefaces: Banister (2015, a vintage typeface family), Hammock (2015, handwriting), Champloo (2015), Chimphand, Kinoko (2014), Tucked In (2013), Cliche (2014). These fonts have free versions for personal use. In 2014, he published Wacca. In 2016, he published the hand-crafted typeface Lid.
A custom-made typeface for ABC (the government-funded Australian Broadcast Corporation). In 2016, the cost of 32,750 dollars caused an uproar in Australia when the extravagant amount was questioned by Liberal senator James Paterson to The Australian. It comes soon after the ABC executive behind the typeface resigned. Digital director Angela Clark has left the ABC for the commercial sector. Media report in The Australian on September 19, 2016.
Chilean-born designer at the Australian foundry Prototype Font Design of Destroy, CommBats, and "Plains, Trains and Autos". Prototype Font Design went out of business some time before 2004. [Google] [More] ⦿
Born in Prague in 1949, Jan Schmoeger emigrated to Australia in 1980/1981, and is a book designer in Mentone, Victoria. For most of his career here he worked as a graphic designer, mainly in book publishing. He was also a sessional lecturer at the School of Art and Design, Monash University, Caulfield, Melbourne (formerly Chisholm Institute of Technology) in 1986-1994 and 2004-2008. His typefaces:
Editorial and graphic designer in Adelaide. He is into custom typography: he made Blackletter New (2010), Thick and Thin (2009), and Neuhausstraße (2010), but my favorite is Impossible (2009), a typeface in which Escher-style improbable 3d contradictions occur. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Australian graduate of the type design program at the University of Reading, class of 2017. His graduation typeface there was the Latin / Syriac / Greek typeface Antipode, which is a low contrast serif meant for biblical texts, dictionaries and academic publications.
About 100 free TrueType fonts by University of Western Australia lecturer Paul Lloyd (b. UK), many of them elaborate caps fonts: Larkin Capitals (2004), QuaNauticale Initials (2004, with Manfred Klein), Blavicke Capitals (2002), FoliarInitials (2002, Caps), Halftone (2003, blackletter), UltraBlack (2003, blackletter), Saraband (2002, an ornamental ribbon font after Karl Klimsch, 1869), Infula (2002, Caps), Strelsau (2002, Fraktur), Dampfplatz-DemiBold (2002, Fraktur), DampfplatzShadow-Black (2002, Fraktur), DampfplatzSolid-Black (2002, Fraktur), GenzschEtHeyse (2002, Fraktur), GenzschEtHeyseAlternate (2002, Fraktur), Moderna (2002, Fraktur), Lightfoot (2002), Nuffield Initials (2002), Cantebriggia (2002, Fraktur), Charterwell (2002, Fraktur), Portcullion (2002, blackletter), Portculliard Initials (2003, blackletter), Proclamate (2002, blackletter), Zenda (2002, blackletter), Teutonic (2002, blackletter), Medieval Victoriana (2002, caps), Portland Roman (2002), Wolnough (2002, caps), Landsdowne (2002, + Shadow: Victorian typefaces), Grimeswade (2002, caps), Orotund-Heavy, OrotundCapitals-Heavy (2002), Minster (2002, a 6-font Fraktur family), Killigrew (2002, Fraktur), Minim (2002, Fraktur), Coltaine (2002), Emporium Capitals (2002), Penshurst (2002), Cherubim Initials (2002), Pompadour Initials (2002), Casua (2002), Wadsworth's Industria (2002), Radaern Script (2002), Queen Empress (2002), Lisburne Initials (2002), Dundalk (2002), Claritty (2002, handprinting), Mysterious Voyage (2002), Arborial (2002), Deepwoods (2002), Florana (2002), Springtime (2002), Topiary (2002), Woodland (2002), Bertham, Camelot Initials, Chocolate Box (2002), Altea, Mosaic (2002, caps), Burgoyne (2002, caps), Hentzau Initials (2002), Engravier (2002, caps), Rustick Capitals (2002), Louvaine (2002), Chipperfield&Bailey (2002), Boister Black (2002, blackletter; the commercial Boister Black Pro was done in 2009 at CheapProFonts), Quill (2002), Erasmus (2002), Birmingham, Bolton, Brassett (2001), Chancera, Glastonbury, Grantham, E-Caps, CleaversJuvena, CoronationScot, Chronos, Brodgnorth, Draughtsman (2002), Duvall, Helena, Hominis (1997), Imperator, Lewisham, Newstyle, Noir-et-Blanc, Peake, Priory, Ruritania, Shrewsbury, Simplicity, Sylph, Ubiqita_Europa, Woodcut Capitals, Watson, Wrenn, Imperator, Trefoil Capitals (2002), TinplateTitling, Freame, Graphis, Dutch I, Festival, Festival Flourish, d'Spenser, Sylvan-Capitals, Helena, Bridgnorth and Paladin Caps. In his Black Jewels series (as in "blackletter"), he published Black (2002), Germanica (2002), and is working on Minim and Killigrew. Most typefaces come in many weights, and are carefully manicured products. Other Lloyd creations may be found here, here, here, here, or here in Russia. In 2008, he started a commercial foundry, Greater Albion Typefounders. Font Squirrel link. Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Paul James Lloyd
Paul McNeil and Hamish Muir cofounded MuirMcNeil in 2010. McNeil is a type designer and course leader of the MA in Contemporary Typographic Media at the London College of Communication, University of the Arts, London. Muir, well known for his work as co-founder of 8vo (and co-editor of its type journal, Octavo), is art director at the digital publisher, Outcast Editions. Paul McNeil has designed the McNeil family of blocky display typefaces. He has previously produced designs for Mambo and worked in Sydney, Australia. He was affiliated as a designer with The Australian Type Foundry.
In 2014, four commercial modular and pixelish typeface families were published, Panopticon (a system of layered 3d geometric typefaces), Intersect, Nine (Metric, Mono) and Interact. In that series, the nine-weight geometric almost-typewriter typeface Nine Mono (monospaced and monoline) stands out.
From Australia, Pearlygates' free creations made between 1990 and 1999: All-That-Jazz, Australia-Fair, Beautiful-Bullies, Bits-'n'-Pieces, Bunnywunny, BuzzBuzzBuzz, Dinosaur-Stomp, Dr-Seuss, Eency-Weency-Spider, Energize, Fairy-Sparkle, Fly-Eagle-Fly, Gift-Wrapped, Little-House, Midnight-Cat, Mr-Men (1999, dings of cartoon characters), Party-Hat, Party-Hats, Popping-Popcorn, Pussycat, Pyramid-Purr, Razzle-Dazzle (1999), Rosebud (1999), Simple-Melody, Sprinkles (1999), Symphony-in-ABC (1999), Thespian, Typewriter-Letter, Waltzing-Matilda, What-a-Hoot!, Whirly-Gig, pearlygates, Millenium-Bug, Millenium-Star, First-Contact, Pyramid-Purr, Send-in-the-Clowns (based on drawings by Ilona Melis), Technobabble, That-Darn-Cat, Writer's-Block, Xavier, Zephyr, Zirconia, Liberace, Amber's-Family, Bottoms-Up! (alphadings), Cartouche (1999, a hieroglyphic simulation face), Christos, Dry-Martini, Escargots, Helenium, I'm-Every-Woman, Irish-Blessing, Jolly-Good-Fellow, Kick-Off, Ladybird, Liza-with-a-Z, Lolly, Nine-Lives, Old-Rugged-Cross, Porkchop, Queen-of-Hearts (2000), Quesadilla, Radiant-Southern-Cross, Tooth-Fairy, Umberette (outline hand-printed caps face, 2000), VanGogh, Yippee, Dinosaur Stomp, Fairy Sparkle, I'm Every Woman, Liberace, and Lolly.
In 2005, Peter Backes created a simple sans serif Metatype typeface called Oceania. In 1993, Phil Cordingly from ABC Network in Australia created some letters for the logo of the TV series Ocean Girl. Phil Watts (Jonathan M. Shiff Productions) then added some letters for Orca City and Ocean Odyssey. But the full font in Metatype was designed by Peter Backes in 2005, who made the source code freely available. [Google] [More] ⦿
Brisbane, Australia and Long Beacg, CA-based designer (b. 1990) who created the heavy techno typeface Geometric Black (2012) which was influenced by old Russian propaganda posters.
Phat Phonts is an Aussie foundry run by Wayne Thompson. Their fonts:
Australian foundry of Ang Cheffey: PIP stands for Pretty in Pink. Creator of the curly typefaces SexyRexy (2007), SexyRexy-Smitten (2007, hearts and Valentine's Day dingbats) and MoxyRoxie_Beta (2007, curly hand). [Google] [More] ⦿
Australian designer of the monogram font Deadwood (2017) and Pixel Icons (2017: covering thess categories: Weather, Communication, Food, Social, Outdoors, Health, Shopping, Religion, Science, Transport, Ecommerce, Apparel, Clothes, Money, Finance, Nature, Medicine). Creative Market link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Ashlea Wheeler (Polkadot Designs) is the Tasmanian photographer (b. 1987) who designed the fun display font Kingdom (2006), as well as Jenny Lied (2006). Home page. Creator of the futuristic sans headline typeface Techno Funk (2007).
A small very selective but interesting archive. It has SPADORE by Sebastian Boschert (1998, a Novella lookalike), PS Bluegum Forest by Tris Nguyen for Postsadness, 1998: better than Burton's Nightmare, and very close to Solotype's Glorietta), Mayonaise by ¡eM pleH (1998), InfiniteDingbats by Shaun Kardinal (1998), SantasSleigh (a Novella lookalike), and Mayonaise (1998) and Mayo (1998) by ¡eM pleH (1998). Smashing Pumpkins fonts are archived here as well: pick up Graceful Swans by Shaun Kardinal, based on Constructivist from P22, Bank Gothic, BatmanForever, Intimacy, Graphis, LatinExtraCondensed, ElectraCondensed (a Font Bureau Romeo Medium Condensed lookalike also known as FZ Basic---of course, Electra itself is Winkow's original on which Romeo was based), Tonite (Cochin Italic lookalike), Infinit Dingbats (1998) and VI University. [Google] [More] ⦿
Prikken over Stien
Prototype Font Design
Australian foundry started by Terence Bergagna in 1992, which came out of a larger commercial studio called CasaForte. It folded some time between 2001 and 2004. The fonts included many handwriting, grunge, futuristic and dingbat fonts. It had some very original dingbats such as Mugshots. [Google] [More] ⦿
Design director at Frost Design in Sydney and South Africa since 2007. Global Brand Design and Art Director for the London 2012 Olympic Games for Nike. Designer of quite a few (unnamed) typefaces in 2009-2012. These include several modular or experimental designs, a 3D typeface for Mr. Muz in Tasmania, an Escheresque typeface, a prismatic typeface, a didonbe typeface, and an op-art experimental typeface. [Google] [More] ⦿
Aussie company which is into graphic design and branding. They created a number of typefaces such as NAB (for National Australia Bank), Neuglow (neon light face), titling typefaces for Artichoke Magazine, Noise (2005, a pixel typeface for the Noise festival), various typefaces for Riot Magazine (ca. 2006), MTV Tapedeck Bold (2008), MTV Fan vs Band (2009, counterless, techno), Streetmuse (2009), Neon (or Consort) (2009, octagonal, counterless techno), MADC Annual (2009, metal band face). [Google] [More] ⦿
Brisbane-based creator of The Mouldy Lovers (2012, a geometric stencil font created from arcs and straight line segments).
Student in Visual Communications at the University of Technology, Sydney, class of 2013. Spur of the Moment (2012) is a display font created by her: it is designed to reflect the traditions and symbols of American and Mexican cattle branding.
Cartoonist and illustrator in Melbourne, who drew The Kitty Alphabet in 2013.
Brisbane, Australia-based Remy Chard explains her experimental typeface Shadow Line (2013): Shadow Line was inspired by the architecture of The Queensland Museum to reflect the structural and geometric nature of the building and its continuous evolution of shadowing. The shadows cast from the museum were deconstructed to create elements that would form the typeface. [Google] [More] ⦿
Together with Amanda Kulakowski, Renae Richani created the skull-and-bones font Mortem (2013) during her studies at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. Dafont link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Melbourne-based designer at the Australian foundry Prototype Font Design of the grungy fonts Nife Sharp, Nife BlFresno East, Fresno West, Grunge Bats. Prototype Font Design went out of business some time before 2004. [Google] [More] ⦿
Perth-based graphic designer. During his studies at Curtin University in Perth, he created the typeface Perception (2012).
Australian outfit that offers some free fonts and some commercial fonts, all made by Cameron Sweeney (b. Hobart, Australia, 1983). After graduating in 2004, Cameron began his career working for a number of leading I.T. companies in Hobart and Melbourne as a senior graphic designer. In 2009, Cameron he decided to take the freelance plunge and founded Ripe Type. The font list:
Robert G. Oster
Melbourne, Australia-based designer of these typefaces in 2015: Tiramisu Decor, Radisson (brush style), Plumbago (sketched), Batavia, Radixen (techno), Raquest (techno typeface from 2014), Dilerium, Artezi, Lily Brush. Graphicriver link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Visual communicator and graphic designer based in Brisbane, Australia. She has a Bachelor's in Visual Communication Design, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, 2012. Creator of a tall condensed typeface called Brasilia (2012). [Google] [More] ⦿
Australian outfit in Hyde Park, SA, Australia. 11 original shareware truetype fonts made by Benn Glazier: antimony funk, catheter in use, gamma scale, gutter vomit (typewriter), I am, jetpak, m6 universelle, pale ale purveyor, pathfinder, phatboy, recon.
Gold Coast, Australia-based graphic designer. For a school project, she revised Jelle Bosma's Cambria (2006) and called it Cambria Revised (2015). She also created the horizontally split typeface Portale (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Illustrator, typographer and graphic designer in Cape Town, South Africa. Rudi writes about himself: Hailing from Cape Town, South Africa, Rudi de Wet draws his inspiration from the region's hand-painted typographic signs, African fabrics and loves decoration. Presently, he works his magic as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer in Melbourne, Australia. He studied a BA in Fine Arts, with majors in Graphic Design and Illustration from the University of Stellenbosch, where, besides studying, he spent much of his time drinking the town's famous selection of rich, amazing wine. Rudi was one of the founding members of the Am I Collective, a now well-respected and highly sought-after design and illustration studio in Cape Town. He spent three years there, where an average day consisted primarily of hand typography jobs for the likes of Ogilvy&Mather, Saatchi&Saatchi, Network BBDO and Y&R Paris.
Gold Coast, Australia-based designer of the marker pen typefaces Sunday Morning (2016) and Angeles (2015) and of the copperplate gothic typeface Copper Bowles (2016).
Australian designer of the "pirate" font Rapscallion (2003), free at Chank's place. See also here. He also designed Amped for Evil (2003), inspired by the Australian band Dystempa. Finally, he made Tattoo Ink.
Sydney, Australia-based designer of the tall display sans typeface family Adelaide (2017) and the display typeface Senza Bella (2017). In 2018, he designed the elliptical rounded sans typeface family Quota.
In 2019, he added the reverse stress and unpredictable sans typeface Katlynne (for Latin and Hebrew), and the large x-height heavily modulated sans typeface Catalyst. His geometric sans family Rigidica (2019) tries to maintain the geometric details even in the contrast. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Sabina Popin is based in Sydney, Australia and Berlin, Germany. Together, Sabina Popin, Seda Duman and Mahkameh Shirazi designed the tangram (puzzle piece) font Birdy (2012).
The Sagittal notation system is a comprehensive system for notating musical pitch in all possible scales and tunings. Sagittal was developed by George D. Secor and David C. Keenan, two Australians. The pages describe the notation, and include two free fonts: Sagittal72 and SagittalSAT. [Google] [More] ⦿
Sydney, Australia-based designer of New Iron Slab Serif (2016), which is inspired by the industrial revolution of the 19th century and the work of Victorian typefounder Vincent Figgins. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer in Sydney, Australia, of Ornately Blockular (2013).
Sam Vincent (TypeDeli, Perth, Australia) created the hand-crafted typeface Moss (2012).
Designer in Auckland, New Zealand. I was charmed by Sam's bio---in his own words: Born and raised in Australia, eventually fled. Now based in Auckland (greener pastures) and causing trouble by loitering on the back of a single coffee. Creator of Scorpio (2011), a modular display typeface extrapolated from a glyph found on the cover of a 1960s astrology rag. [Google] [More] ⦿
Perth, Australia-based designer of Woodland (2012).
Sans Forgetica is a free stencil font that is scientifically designed to help students remember their study notes. It was created by a multidisciplinary team of designers and behavioural scientists from RMIT University based on the principles of cognitive psychology. The design of Sans Forgetica was led by RMIT lecturer of typography Stephen Banham, who is based in Melbourne, Australia, under the scienti c guidance of Janneke Blijlevens and Jo Peryman from RMIT's Behavioural Business Lab.. [Google] [More] ⦿
School Fonts (was: Shepherdson Community Education Centre)
Jean Greatorex is the Aussie designer (Casuarina, NT) of the freeware font YMVictorianDots (1995). Commercial font set (20 A$$) includes 3D Geometric Shapes, Australian coins, 2D geometric shapes, die typefaces, digital numerals, math symbols, fraction pies and tallies. His "Shepherdson Community Education Centre" is now called School Fonts. Among handwriting fonts for kids, he has NSW Foundation (7 weights), Qld Modern, Qld Beginners (7 weights), Tasmanian School Fonts (8 weights), SA Beginners (7 weights), Victorian, WA, NT and SA Linked Cursive. The math set includes Geometric Shapes, Any Fraction, Mathematical Symbols, and Time and Money. The handwriting sets come with seven fonts, Bold, Dots, Cursive, Outline, Regular, Numbered Dots and Numbered Outline. He also has New Zealand school handwriting fonts (7 styles), Stick&Ball (4 fonts), Letter Box (4 fonts) and Casual (2 fonts). [Google] [More] ⦿
Industrial designer in Brisbane, Australia. In 2015, during heir studies at Queensland University of Technology, Gus Bellekens and Sean Davidson co-designed the art deco typeface Wilhelm, which was inspired by Cabin In The Woods by Tommie Wilhelmsen. [Google] [More] ⦿
Adelaide-based illustrator and graphic designer. Creator of Suzuka (2012), a tightly kerned piano key typeface that was modeled after Wim Crouwel's Nagasaki. In 2015, he designed the free avant garde sans typeface SK modernist.
Swedish designer who studied in Sydney, Australia. At Behance, he made the experimental geometric face XYZ (2009), which must have been designed based on a mathematical program. He did the identity for an Uppsala-based group and designed the hip typeface Värmland's State of Mind (2010). [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer who runs Silent Partner in Brunswick West, Victoria, Australia. He created Newtown Grotesque (+Stencil) in 2012, a commissioned typeface. He writes: As part of Liquorice Studio's holistic branding for the Newtown Social Club, we developed a bespoke san-serif typeface. The typeface was developed in standard and stencil weights for different applications and its creation ensures unique and tailored communications for Newtown down to the finest detail. The font reflects the café owners love of industrial age technical manuals and is based on one of the first geometric san-serif typefaces, designed in 1922 by Jakob Erbar, Erbar Grotesque. Liquorice went through a process of rationalisation and testing, amending and tweaking letterforms and eventually rounding off features to create a friendly but legible modern typeface. [Google] [More] ⦿
Australian designer of Flamingo (2016, a connected script), Driftwood (2016), Sea Rope (2016), the hand-crafted typeface Splinter (2016) and the accompanying dingbat font, Splinter Ornamental (2016).
Graphic designer in Melbourne, Australia, who created the tweetware fat brush font Hot Mess and the curly sketched font Tribal Life in 2015. In 2017, she designed the tall monoline sans typeface Saignee.
Typefaces from 2018: Hedron Sharp, Hedron Round.
Sydney, Australia-based designer (b. 1963) of the script fonts Alpha Kids (2019), Cavity (2019), Fast Monk (2019), Cold Ocean (2019), Happy Birthday (2019), Happy Day (2019), Sincerely Yours (2019), The Crown Is Mine (2019) and Picnic For Two (2019), and the hand-printed typefaces Sign Language (2019), Alphabet Houses (2019), Northern Stars, School Teacher, Cognac Rum, Beloved, All is well, Psyche Ward, Llama Zoo, Ships Cargo, The Crosses We Bear (2019), Southern Stars, Throne of Egypt (2019), Royal Flush (2019: playing cards) and School Education (2019).
Graphic designer in Brisbane, Australia, who completed a Bachelor of Design with a major in Visual Communication Design at the Griffith University Queensland College of Art. She made the Hairy Beast (2010). At MyFonts she published the constructivist typeface Gustov in 2011.
A commercial piece of software by Andrew Gourvelos' company, A Signs, from Carlton, NSW, Australia. It works with CorelDraw, and has about 30 special effects, some of them on fonts (such as making outline fonts, making bold fonts, shading). [Google] [More] ⦿
Andrew Gourvelos' company, A Signs, from Carlton, NSW, Australia, sells a CD with 23 original fonts manufactured by "SmartArtz", all designed for signs with a hand painted look. About 60USD. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer from Canberra, Australia, but born in Mainz, Germany. Leader of Open Baskerville, an open source project for a digital revival of the famous Baskerville typefaces. Open Baskerville is based upon Fry's Baskerville, a Baskerville derivative from ca. 1768 created by Isaac Moore, a punchcutter who worked for John Baskerville. Besides Klein, contributors include James Puckett and Rob Mientjes. Typophile discussion. OFL link. They explain the project:
In order to be historically correct and entertain typophiles, Open Baskerville is to be a revival of a Baskervillian ‘clone’ by Isaac Moore, a punchcutter who worked for the type foundry of Joseph Fry in Bristol and later in London. It is believed that he did so because Baskerville had little financial success, never selling his types which were at their making considered vulgar in their stark contrast of the lettershapes and ‘damaging to the eyes’. Further, no other printer had the technology to accurately print with the high-contrast, sharp hairline punches at the time anyway. Fry’s Baskerville was created as a derivative of Baskerville that could be used with the less expensive papers, presses, and the inks that were common.
Moore created a huge series of fonts in this style, complete with ornaments, a (subjectively weak) italic, and old-style figures for the text weights. The typeface was cut around 1766 and the original matrices still exist. They were purchased from the Fry foundry by Stephenson, Blake & Co. in 1910 having already acquired the Fry foundry materials off the Sir Charles Reed foundry. The surviving punches and even original matrices are in the collection of the Type Museum, London and The Smithsonian National Museum of American History, though both inaccessible, the latter due to their location in a warehouse containing asbestos.
Sadly only two complete original specimens exist, both in libraries that are currently inaccessible. The first, a broadside specimen printed in Bristol in 1766 is currently housed at the Providence library and the second specimen is in the Royal Library in Stockholm. A copy of the 1766 specimen was reprinted in Updike’s Printing Types, figure 276 though obtaining a high-quality scan is desireable. A contact attempt was made at the Providence with no luck whereas the cost of having a Stockholm copy digitized is presumed to be around the USD $100 mark — this is an option worth considering. There is a very large, multi-page specimen in the Library of Congress, but it only shows the ‘
Morris Fuller Benton revived the Moore design for ATF and it first appears in the 1923 ATF specimen (also note a 12pt scan from 1923), as well as later again in the 1934 ATF specimen and in the 1941 ATF specimen. Interestingly Benton did not choose to use Moore’s italic, instead opting for an italic which was in fact copied from the type of Richard Austin that English Monotype later made under the name of ‘Bell’ and also very similar to ‘Bulmer’. So also up for discussion is the selection of an italic; Moore’s italic has been received poorly and as just noted, even Benton choose to replace it. We may do the same, using or basing it off an existing italic or if we’re feeling particularly fruity, draw our own.
Dunwich Type Founders [James Puckett] explains in an abrasive style Open Baskerville's origins, and destroys it as a possible web font: In 2007 I was working in-house at an organization that used ITC New Baskerville as the serif typeface of its identity. New Baskerville is a great design, but it lacks the high contrast needed for large sizes. This inspired me to start work on Large Fry's, a revival of Fry's Baskerville by Isaac Moore. Large Fry's had extreme contrast for big print use. I left that job in 2008 and never finished Large Fry's. Later a heated discussion about free/open-source/libre fonts occurred on a web forum. I ended up releasing my unfinished Large Fry's into the public domain in hopes that some of the libre fonts geeks could turn it into something worthwhile. That never happened; the project went off track when open-source zealots wanted to move the entire thing to Fontforge, which nobody with type design skills really wants to use to design type. So the files wasted away in online repositories, which is not really a loss to anyone. Then, in 2010, web fonts happened. And someone decided to make web fonts out of Open Baskerville. This was a horrible idea---Open Baskerville was not intended to be a general purpose print font. It needs to be used larger than 36 pixels just to be readable. [Google] [More] ⦿
S-INGS is Stephen Hutchings' studio based in Sydney, Australia. In 2016, he designed Monad Sans and Svenska.
Typicons (2012-2015) are 336 carefully designed free web icons by Stephen Hutchings, available in both vector and truetype formats. Latex code for use in TeX was written by Arthur Vigil and Xavier Danaux. CTAN download site. Home page Github link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Smart Artz Publications
Smart Artz Publications is a NSW, Australia-based signmaking and type foundry selling fonts at 20USD a shot: PostaScript, Fippy Bold, Phippinline, Flicker Script, Scribe, Lemonade, ThinLizzie, Croak, Kola, Fries, Sprint Car (numerals), Cobb&Co, Goldrush, Rigby, Stockade, Ned Kelly, Prizmatize, Fatstuff, Sydney Jumbo, Dobend, Dobend Condensed, Big Brush, Big Brush Italic. The designers are Glenn Phipps and John Rigby. This company sells its fonts also through A Signs (or: Sign Type), which is located in Carlton, NSW. [Google] [More] ⦿
Isabelle Trolio from Mount Lawley, West Australia, made a ton of interesting fonts: Asha family (eroded Times-Roman), Box Top, Worm, Chunk Norris, HourlyDaily, Kriesler (nice!), Martini Olive, Chang and Eng (semi-Chinese), Ginko, Kirby, Soss and Wibble (Arial reworked), Solar Celtic, Lipstick Traces, Floozy, JuniorStar, Big Mister C (handwriting), Chubb, Curly Coryphaeus, HourlyDaily, Izza, Jump Start, Stinko, Curly's Curls, Stanky, Wira.
Multimedia designer and radio producer in Newcastle, Australia. Creator of the typeface Quaver (2012).
Spif is intended to be an editor of outline fonts for Unix and X. At present it will load and display Adobe Type 1 font format (ascii) files. The outlines displayed may be edited but cannot be saved at present. By James Matthew Farrow at the CS Department of Basser University in Sydney, Australia. [Google] [More] ⦿
Spray on dog
Aussie designer of some hand-printed typefaces in 2011, freely downloadable via Fontspace, where she is known as Spray on dog. These include Creeping on a cornflake, Elephant Downtime, Inbetween, Olivia's Writing, Bubbly Aussie, Lucid, Knives and Pens, Discombobulated Sketchancholy, Fatty, Sticks, Les Fleurs, A Letter From a Friend, Funny Fellini, Leronah, Phat, Sarah Likes Curls, Re-Donk-U-Less, Fascination, Flying Colours Don't Run, Table in a bear suit, Invisible Horizons, Put it in the box, Chimpanzee Website Report.
Sprint Software (Niall Ginsbourg, Australia) used to sell a rip-off CD under the name Super Oz Shareware Fonts from 1994-1996. It ceased to exist then, but Niall Ginsbourg continued with other companies and products. It had about 3000 truetype fonts, from Linotype, Agfa, Monotype, URW and so forth, often using original names, and it also contained many shareware fonts by artists such as David Rakowski. Ulrich Stiehl's font by font analysis. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Sydney, who designed the paperclip typeface Gheresque (2012). She writes: Gheresque is a modern, uppercase display font inspired by the magnificent work of Frank Gehry. The quirks and folds of the letterforms are designed to reflect the strengthening and structural properties of Gehry's cardboard furniture creations from the series 'Easy Edges' (1972).
In 2013, he created the prismatic typeface Pincer De.
Designer of Roxane, a font designed with legibility in mind. Plus an essay on legibility. Stuart Gluth teaches graphic design, leads the Design Research Group at the University of South Australia, and has a master's degree from the ANCT in Paris. [Google] [More] ⦿
Studio Io (or: Metis Foundry, was: Volume2a)
Simon Bent from Melbourne (Metis Foundry, or: Studio Io; was: Volume2a) designed these typefaces in 2007-2008: Epsilon, Annual (modular, architectural), Tangerine, Deccade (experimental), Hoax [more scans: i, ii, iii, iv], Babylon (another modular experiment).
In 2013, he designed the sans typeface Figure.
In 2016, he published the ultra-condensed blackletter typeface Optimum Compress in Textura style.
In 2018, he published the great condensed brutalist octagonal typeface Texel, the experimental geometric typeface Pyxis (published by The Designers Foundry), and the geometric solid typeface Geometer.
In 2019, he added the ultra-fat Dot19, the monoline experiment LXII, the modular Alexandro, the geometric sans typefaces Software and Gertrudes, and the sans font Mizzen.
Australian designer of the fat finger fonts FT Fat Skeleton (2018), Aision (2018) and Smile Libre (2018), the pixel font 8-bit Fortress (2018), the brushed typeface Loving Memories (2018), and the monoline sans typeface Modern Sans (2018). In 2020, he designed the squarish typeface Robot. [Google] [More] ⦿
Telegraphics Type has handwriting fonts by Aussie Toby Thain. The Telegraph family has 11 subfamilies (Black, Cursive, Diary, Giornale, Lazy, Scratch, Sketch, Skinny, Slack, Thread, Tipsy). Two are free.
Designer at the Australian foundry Prototype Font Design (which he founded in 1992) of Academy, Baseline, Bodoni Anorexia, Bodoni Catwalk, Fat Neon Inline, Flanger, Funky Reverb, FuzzBox, Galley Family, Gimp, Gimp's Brother, Gimp's Sister, Hardwear Nth, Hardwear Sth, Mezzo Family, National Guard, Next century, Next Times, Pseudo Deco, Spy Force, Tank Gothic, Uni code, X-Kommunicate. Prototype Font Design went out of business some time before 2004. [Google] [More] ⦿
The Flying Banana
The Forge Type Co
Sydney, Australia-based designer of Steindale (2019: a beer label font), Dirt & Vines (2019), Smoke Stack (2019) and Drifter (2018). In 2019, he released the free all caps sans typeface Lonely Peaks, and the display typefaces Upsurge (2019) and Crosscurrent (2019) in his Coastal Fever package. [Google] [More] ⦿
The Letter D (was: Entica Typograffiti)
Aussie design and type company, est. 2003 by Dan Pike from Brisbane (and now based in Melbourne). Their typefaces include Airport (2004, fantastic airport tile font), FourFive (2001, thin octagonal face), Block (2004), Pixel (2002), Route (2006), Slabamond (2002), Stencil (1999), Theo Fine (2005) and Theo (2000, inspired by the work of two great Bauhaus movers, Theo van Doesburg [1883-1938] and Theo Ballmer [1902-1965] both of whom created an alphabet based on a basic 5x5 grid system), Font 705 (2003, pixel face), Schwarz*Weiss (2003, swooshy face), Grave Archaize (2003, this is unbelievable--to be seen!), Flip&Rotate (2003), Valetta (2003). Most fonts are by Dan Pike. Some are by "Phil". Designer at FontStruct in 2008 of Font Airport (stencil-like), Font Theo Fine, Font Theo, Font Block and Font Pixel, and in 2009 of Font Pixel (SC, OB, BD, OS), Font Stencil (stencilized pixel face), and Font Theo Fine. [Google] [More] ⦿
Australian foundry and design studio, est. 1991, located in Melbourne. Fonts by Stephen Banham, an Australian graphic designer and writer, who was born in Melbourne in 1968. Banham has written and produced fourteen publications on typography, notably the Qwerty series (1991-96), the Ampersand series, Fancy (2004), and the Oblique series (2008). Since 2005 he has run a very successful public forum series on graphic design and typography known as Character. Stephen teaches at RMIT in Melbourne. His typefaces: Bisque (2007, curly monoline connected script), Kevlar (inspired by 60s style audiotape logotype), Terital (2003, monoline connected script), Berber (2002, Caps and Regular; Niels Oeltjen is associated with this typeface in 2007, perhaps in an update), Gingham (thin artsy sans), Gaberdine (fat sans), Nylon (comic book style), Morice (2005, a collaboration between Morice Kastoun and Stephen Banham at Letterbox). E-store. Wiki. MyFonts link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Sydney, Australia-based designer of Domico (2012, art deco typeface).
Creator of some signage lettering and hand-drawn alphabets. He writes: Timba Smits is an award winning Melbourne born / London based graphic designer, artist, illustrator, independent publisher, self confessed magazine addict and wannabe olympic ping-pong playa. [Google] [More] ⦿
Tasmanian designer of the pixel typeface Tall Trees Pixel Font (2011). In Singapore in 2013, he created a fun typographic poster titled He died with a felafel in his hand. Home page. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Sydney-based graphic design company which first started in Rotterdam in 2001 but relocated to Australia in 2006. They have a "confused type project", an architectural typeface, and various experimental typefaces done for some specific projects. [Google] [More] ⦿
Australia-based Tom Chiu is working hard on Chinese and Korean truetype fonts. Some are almost finished, and all are free: check out Ming Li, Kai, Hei and FangSong. He designed FingerNumber (each digit from 0-8 is represented by fingers, Hong Kong Style), MimosaRat (rat-related characters) and TomScript (his handwriting). The Chinese fonts are temporarily unavailable. He also has software to view Chinese characters. [Google] [More] ⦿
Tom Declat (Brisbane, Australia) created the monoline geometric typeface Enso (2012) that is based on a design that uses overlapping circles.
Chicago Overcoat (2013) is a bilined art deco caps typeface.
Australian designer of Princess (curly script), RV Park, Sunset (anthropomorphic face), all made in 2003-2004 at StockBucket, a company she founded in 2004 with David Phillips. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Australian designer (b. 1984, based in Newcastle) of Old Republic (2007, headline sans), 5x5 (2006, pixel), Blokhed (2006, a fat octagonal face), Runic Font (2004) and Charon Script (2004), used for an artificial language. Dafont link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Troy Leinster is a graphic designer from Brisbane, Australia, who is based in Amsterdam. Before studying TypeMedia at KABK (class of 2013), Troy attended the type design unit at Monash University in Melbourne, and is a graduate of Type@Cooper at The Cooper Union in New York City.
His graduation typeface at KABK was Brisbane (2013): Brisbane is a relaxed, self-assured sans serif designed specifically for pedestrian wayfinding in the city of Brisbane, Australia. The family has a range of three weights in five styles plus accompanying optical grades for inverted use. This makes Brisbane a solid candidate for orientation systems in the city or suburb.. This typeface has oomph and character, and should prove a sturdy and fun typeface for any city that uses it.
For his revival project at KABK, he chose Nieuw Javaansch No.1 (2012). Nieuw Javaansch No.1 was the first text typeface designed by S.H. de Roos in 1909 while working at Lettergieterij Amsterdam (formerly known as N. Tetterode). It is a Javanese script.
About 30 original free truetype fonts by Fred Fife (Perth, Australia) were at this now defunct site (.ttf), which operated from about 1998 until about 2001. They include mostly grungy typefaces: Coketail, Sixty, BacktoBay6Regular, CityContrasts, Lead Coat, Grasping, Fast 99, Asman, City Contrast, Froufrou, Enervate, Morse 2050, Wash 99, Sewer Sys, Pixel Shift, FlushOut, Type-Simple (old typewriter), 80 Decibels, Diager, Colour Brush, Back To Bay Six, Broke, Molten (neat!), One Way, Outwrite, OldFax, Comicate, Horrendous (grunge font), Milit, MyPager (dot font), Stocky.
Two Moon Media (or: Type-O-Space)
Lindon Parker (TwoMoon Media, Australia) offers free original designs: Fanzine, Big Red Day, TM Pedestal (great display font with oriental undertones), TM DDC, TM Beguiled, TM FirstFleet (stringy flowy handwriting), TMParamount, TM Pedestal, TM Move Aside (nice display font!), TM SprintVeloche, TM Tramway, TM ThatWay, TM Tail Lights, Big Daddy (many weights). All in Windows TrueType. Great taste! Dead link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Russell Bean (Type Associates of Pyrmont, Australia, est. 1993) is an Australian type designer (b. Parkes, NSW, 1947). He worked in many ad agencies and later in the studios of the local photolettering houses, redrawing typefaces for filmfont setting as well as hand-composing headlines using photo-mechanical devices.
In the early seventies, he designed a five-weight Avant-gardish family named Virginia (now also digitized).
He then worked for the Los Angeles studio of Lettergraphics International in charge of lettering, logo design and converting type designs to film fonts. It was at this time (1973) that the Washington Family was completed. Upon his return to Australia that year, he teamed up with a long time colleague to form a design and art group in Sydney.
Russell has been responsible for the creation of many Australian icons, including the Qantas logo. Russell Bean has served on the executive committees of The Australian Type Directors' Club and Australian Graphic Design Association.
Typefaces available from MyFonts include Bougainville (1994-2005, a condensed sans family), Fremantle (1994), Beanwood Script (1997, a calligraphic script co-designed with David Wood), Craigie Halpen, Eumundi Sans [also available in the Agfa Creative Alliance], Eumundi Serif, Linear, Melissa, Rhodamine Blue, Sanguine (2004, handwriting), Semaphone (brush writing), Washington (1973, art deco family--really nice geometric letterforms with at least one hairline weight), and Xaltier.
In 2007, he added the Threepoints East, North and West sans typefaces.
About the Avant-Garde-style geometric sans family Virginia (2008), Bean writes: she was the most popular headline typeface around, at least in my home town in the year of her release circa 1970. That was the year my five-weight design won the inaugural (and only) Lettergraphics International Alphabet design competition and shut out 5000 competitors. Alas, Lettergraphics ceased to trade from its LA studios after the mid-80s and Virginia's two-inch film fonts were left to collect dust on the cutting room floor.
The Koomerang family and Karmel (flare-legged retro display) were added in 2008.
In 2009, Bean created Comp Sans 226, Argyle Rough, Empirical (12-style DIN-like sans family), Dotmap (pixel family) and Macquarie Heavy.
In 2010, he made the poster signage typeface Hangtime.
In 2013, he published the hand-printed typeface famiy Progeny.
He is associated with Keith Morris in the type foundry Bean & Morris.
Typefaces from 2019: Aodaliya (an ultra-condensed typeface family).
Thomas Gillett (Ripe Designs, Brisbane, Australia) used antennas to inspire him to draw Antenna (2010). Andromeda (2010) is an 8-style futuristic/techno sans family. Antares (2010; not to be confused with about four other typefaces called Antares elsewhere) is also futuristic.
Typefaces from 2016: Gordita (geometric sans, from Thin to Ultra).
Typefaces from 2018: Keyboard (a workhorse sans).
Typefaces from 2019: Megabyte (a ten-style workhorse sans).
Type[A] Digital Foundry
Type[A] is an Australian foundry. Damien Mair designed Komunique, Terminus, and Terminal, all available at T-26. Lewis Tsalis made Buzzcog (1997, cog dingbats, T-26), Werkman (1996, T-26), Aleksei (1994), Tube, Union (1994, pixel font, T-26), Devit and Conques. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Typeface Research Pty Ltd
Australian Harry Pears (b. The Quirindi, Australia) is a veteran of the type world. He started his career as a colour camera operator and then as a phototypesetter. He started marketing digital typefaces in Australia, and has designed a few fonts himself. Creator in 2001 of the Celtic look family Lindisfarne Nova (with calligrapher Margaret Layson) at Bitstream (this includes Lindisfarne Nova Incised and Lindisfarne Runes).
Harry is the owner of Typeface Research Pty. Ltd. of Lake Cathie, Australia. Author of Decorate with Type An encyclopedia of decorative and novelty fonts (2011), in which he proposes a new categorization of decorative types.
Typefaces---a free tutorial
Sculptor and graphic designer Robert Bell runs Typerbole, and is located in Wollongong, Australia. At Garagefonts, he designed Ecliptica Sans, Serif and Round (2002), which became Bitstream fonts in 2004, sold as Ecliptica BT.
At Union Fonts, he designed Zeon (2004).
Other typefaces include Chromage (2016), Architect's Blocks (a 3d typeface), Alluvia and Pagenta Surf Gothic.
Typotheticals (was: F.O.N.Type)
Typotheticals (F.O.N.Type) (est. 2002) is a supplier of fonts from a number of independent amateur foundries that make up the C.O.I.F.F (Collective of Independent Font Foundries) group. Originally free fonts, the fonts are now commercial and can be bought at MyFonts. It is run by Graham Meade in Melbourne, Australia. Font families for now:
For completeness, Graham Meade's fonts at MyFonts: Alum, Aunchanted Elite, Blound, Caluminy, Capitalus Diabolus (2014, a beveled neon-look typeface based on Lucifer No. 10), Carnova, Cordin, Cyne (2004), Czaristane, Dbased Material, Elspeth GM, Etched Fractals, Etho (2013, +Etho Wide), Eutheric, Flute, Frangle (2013, octagonal), Freekenfont, Frogster, FrownTown, Gurnee, Gyant, Houral Etched, Hulbert, Humper, (2005), Ilbit, Italican Oblique, Italican Script (2004), Jains, Jointed (2008), Koster, Kylemott, Laural Hardy (2011, piano key family), Marjoram (2008), Meichic, Modcon, Nacissism (sic) (2013), Neu Phollick Alpha, Nok (2006, with Daniel Athburton), Norlik, Phollick, Quiffed, Quoral (2003), Ramadesh, Reluxed, Rhomus Omnilots (geometric dingbats), Simiate, Stripwriter, Sweetmix, Typothetical 1, Tzaristane (2005), V-Hand (2005), Wastrel (2004), Whinter, Wiki, Worstveld Hand, Worstveld Sling (2005, with ), Worstveld Sting.
Uddi Uddi fonts
Fonts made by the Uddi Uddi team in Melbourne---Gorden Clarke and Pete Joison---ca. 2000 include Dubbem, HastyPudding, Herbert, Larson, Pickabilly, Wiffles, Buttercrumb (a hacker font), Bungnipper, Andover, FustyLuggs, Gaggers, Glimstick, Captain Podd (sci-fi face), DraggleTail, Druillet, HuckleBuff, Inkburrow (their most successfil, an easy-to-recognize script face), Huckle Buff, RumBubber (psychedelic), Staggering Bob, Whoobub, Olli Compolli, Hasty Pudding, Staggering Bob (grunge), Spider Shanks, Scrubadoo, Jobbernole, Running Smobble, Aragones and Botherums.
Uicons (2012) is a 20 dollar vector icon set with over 400 icons. There is also a sketched version called Uicons Scribble. All made by Australian designer Kenny Williams who lives in Noosa Heads and runs Make Lemonade Design.. Kenny also created FF Bullets (2012).
Univers Graphic Design
Univers Graphic Design (which was Interesting Productions) is a graphic design studio in Melbourne, Australia owned by Joe Bland. They design for identity, publication, screen and build environments with a very typographic approach. They are currently working on identity for various architects---here is an example for Neil Architecture. See also this logotype (2006). [Google] [More] ⦿
Dale Harris (from Bendigo, Victoria, Australia; was: Dale Thorpe) created some fun typefaces at Utopiafonts. The list of his typefaces: 42 (1998), A Blick for All Seasons, A Font for Erin, Avatar, Avatar Drawn, Avatar Serif, Azrael, Babelfish (1998), Bazaronite (1998), Bearpaw (multilined hand-printed), BearpawBats, Beware (2000), Birdman (2002), Chubble (1999 at Chankstore), Crayon, Dael (semi-calligraphic), der Damonschriftkegel (scribbly), Distortia, Empyra (at Chankstore), Everyday Formula, Font in a Red Suit, Frazzle (sketched font), Fred, Freya Neu, Harper, I hate Comic Sans (like Comic Sans, a very funny typeface dingbat font), Instant Soup Mix, Irrep, Korunishi (2002, tech font), Leningrad Disco, Loki Cola (a coca-cola style font; Dale calls himself "loki"), Luxo (neat handwriting), Made in China (oriental simulation font), Mael (vampire font), Nerve Tonic, Netherworld, Ninja Penguin, Octavio, Phoenix Sans (2002), Pigae, Pixel, Plain-o-matic, Playdough, Samba is Dead, Seraphim, Supersoulfighter, The Beautiful People, The Cowboy Font, The Guru Font (scribbly), The Monkies Ate My Soul (sans serif display), The Blick Font, Tolo (outline), TurbulenceRIPIkarus (grunge), Valkyro, Water Torture, Wentelteefje, Whutevur (at T26).
Studio Ink: Based in Bendigo, Victoria with a range of clients locally, nationally and internationally, Studio Ink is a small dedicated team, Directors Leah Hartley and Dale Harris strive to deliver a complete suite of creative, branding and graphic design services and expertise combined with attentive personal service. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
A website based in Thornbury, Australia (a suburb of Melbourne). Its operators are nostalgic about the 1990s, and seek to replicate the aesthetic of the era's computers. The founders, Caitlin and Paul (last names unknown), created bitmap fonts for use as web fonts, instead of the superior outline versions of the fonts, in order to replicate the output of ancient rendering engines. They use FontForge for most of their work. They write: we think horribly aliased fonts look great. [Google] [More] ⦿
Scott Carsdale (Voice Design) is the Australian designer of Letraset Globale (2001, a sans in six styles). In 2006, he made the gorgeous hand-printed typefaces ITC Kloegirl Lotus (an open hand-printed face) and ITC Kloegirl New York (lettering for architectural drawings), which are based on the hand of Australian fashion designer Chloé Papazahariakis. Other typefaces by him: Adelaide (display) and Day Project 21hR. [Google] [More] ⦿
Wade Jeffree is a New York-based designer and art director from Melbourne, Australia. He currently works at Mother NYC. He created the display typeface Hardy (2014), which can be bought at The Designers Foundry. [Google] [More] ⦿
Australian font site. Original free fonts by Greg Smith: Round Graph (great!), Wipeout, Handi, Scratchi, Fishbowl, Pencilled, Pussyfoot (1998, caps made up from cats), Spiderman (1998), Graffito, Anvil, Blotto, Curly, Fetch, Roughie (old typewriter), ThisWay, Graph, Zippy, Roughage, Roughie Light, Aussie Icons. The font site has closed down, but TypOasis offers some of the fonts now. Greg's Hand (2001) is available at Harold Lohner's site.
Adelaide, South Australia-based designer of the brush typefaces Jolly Bobby (2017), Mistletoe Kisses (2017), Honey Jester (2017), Friday Feels (2017), Prince Rollick (2017), Delightful Dog (2017), Crafty Cat (2017), Buttersky (2017), Abigail&Dean (2017), Jacinta Brush (2017), Juanita Brush Script (2017) and Juanita Script (2017), Brooklyn (2017, sans), the monoline Blackline Script (2017), the Valentine's day script Love Alice (2017), Lemon Zest Script (2017, brush script), the high contrast titling typeface Benjamin (2017), Michael Marker (2017), the thin sans typeface Sansica (2017), the hand-crafted Sweet Pavlova (2017), Luca Bell (2017), Mila Jane (2017), Karlie School (2017: school script, with lines), Be Kinder (2017), Blue Daisy (2017), and Jumping Jasper (2017), the ProFuturic typeface family (2017), the clean sans typefaces Albot (2017) and Ariona (2017), Scat Cat (2017), the Peignotian typeface Ravish (2017), the text typeface Alfred (2017), and Zuey Handwriting (2017).
Typefaces from 2019: KH Prickles.
Australian type designer. Designer of the free sans typeface family Work Sans (2015), which is also available via Google Fonts. Wei writes: Work Sans is a typeface family based loosely on early Grotesques, such as those by Stephenson Blake, Miller & Richard and Bauerschen Giesserei. The regular weight and others in the middle range are optimized for on-screen text usage at medium-sizes (14px-48px) and can also be used in print design.
Wendy Ellerton graduated in 2002 with a Bachelor of Visual Communication (Honours) from Monash University Australia. Since graduating Wendy established The Public Foundry and has worked as a graphic designer on a freelance basis. Before beginning her TypeMedia studies she also worked as a sessional lecturer at Monash University. In 2004-2005, she was a grad student at the KABK in Den Haag. With Stephen Banham, she designed Terital, a monoline connected script typeface, in 2003 [which was redone by Lan Huang in 2011; both were published at Letterbox as Terital United]. This typeface was based on a 1960s Italian overcoat ad for Terital. Still in 2003, she created the large text family Ferrara. In 2005, she designed a sans family, Imogen, for setting long texts in sans. She also created the Kevlar family at Letterbox. FontShop link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Adelaide-based Australian designer (b. 1989) of Anomalous (2007, sci-fi), Legend (2006, in the style of TooLego), Twig (2006, artsy), Flash'd (2006, hand-printed face), Bizarre (2005, handwriting), Abiogenesis (2006, handwriting), III (2006) and Scribbular (2005, handwriting). [Google] [More] ⦿
Wiccked Stepmother Fonts
Melanie J. Cook (Wiccked Stepmother Fonts) is the Australian designer (b. 1958) from Brisbane who designed WS Simple Gallifreyan (2011, planetary dingbats), WS KnamePlate (2007, scratchy handwriting), WS Peskimo (2007), WS Serif (2010), and WS Melanie Hand (2006, Fontifier handwriting font). WS stands for Wiccked Stepmother (sic).
Wing Lau, a graphic designer in Sidney, created the extra-wide typeface Chamber Display in 2013.
Yi Zhu (Yi Design Studio, Buderim, Australia) created the great poster stencil typeface Scrap (2014) and the paperclip typeface SZ (2015). I am not 100% certain that the Yi Zhu who made SZ and runs Sauries Studio in Shanghai, China, is the same Yi Zhu who made Scrap. Behance link for Stephen Zhu. Behance link for Sauries Studio. [Google] [More] ⦿
Chris Young (Zebra Factory, est. 1999 in Perth, Australia) is the designer of the handwriting font Linotype Elisa (1999). He also made the free typefaces Dispose 101 (grungy hand) and Agata Regular (script).
Born in 1991, Zhihua Duan graduated from Shanghai Institute of Visual Art, Fudan University, and is now located in Melbourne, Australia. He created the experimental Line Maze Type in 2015. [Google] [More] ⦿
Adelaide, Australia-based designer of the hand-crafted typefaces Piñati (2017) and Headstrong (2017), the counterless typeface Quandong St (2017), and the paper cut typeface Chunky Cut (2017). [Google] [More] ⦿
Sansern Rianthong (aka Zood Dooz) is the Nakhon Sawan, Thailand and Melbourne, Australia-based designer of the constructivist Latin/Thai typeface Zood Rangmah (2013), which was influenced by the Cyrillic typeface in Jean-Jacques Arnaud's movie The Enemy. He also made the Latin/Thai typeface Zood Putorn (2013).
In 2016, he designed the pixelish video game typeface ZoodMoomChak for Latin and Thai.
Typefaces from 2017: Zood Rangmah Mak (an octagonal typeface with a stencil companion).