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Avant Garde typefaces
German FontShop-sponsored site listing the hundred best fonts of all times, compiled by a jury in 2007. There is a lot of good information about each of the fonts mentioned. PDF file compiled by the jury: Stephen Coles, Jan Middendorp, Veronika Elsner, Roger Black, Ralf Herrmann, Claudia Guminski (FontShop) and Bernard Schmidt-Friderichs. Visualization of the list. The list:
Credit for some images below: Danielle West. [Google] [More] ⦿
Educational and reference site run by Ben Archer, a designer, educator and type enthusiast located in England (who was in Auckland, New Zealand, before that). Glossary. Timeline. Type categories. Paul Shaw's list of the 100 most significant typefaces of all times were recategorized by Archer:
Aka Kenz, b. 1996. Studio in Singapore, specializing in display fonts. Their work is characterized by the frequent use of special ligatures. In 2020, 177 studio published the handcrafted typefaces Yambag, Good Things Script, Acmedia, Apollo, Autolinker, Medio, Qubely, Rigel Star, The Wave (wavy, zebra-striped), Tornado Night Party, Unique, Bqtrack-Script, Generating-Script, Hotel-Script, Sangi-Serif, Themify-Brush (a dry brush script), Extra Serif, Rhythm Script, Blogger 1983 Brush (dry brush), Bambi (monoline script), Staples Calligraphy, Bimber Brush (dry brush), Stthomas Script, Quotes (a dry brush font), Raghen (a monoline script) and Royal (a brush font). Other typefaces from 2020: Queens Gambit, Fashionable, Allright, Abnes, Ocean Wave (textured), Nuvel (textured caps), Okemo (a decorative serif), Omegle, High Speed, Kingsley, Medio Vintage (heavy caps), Karen, Amigh, Paint Drops, The Barista, Rainy Day.
Typefaces from 2021: Aretha Bridge (a decorative serif), Aerobic (a decorative serif), Aristotle, Akashic, Celebrate (a display serif), Chaman (decorative), Conical Condensed, Coxxon (a logo font), Character with Text (textured), Digital Geometric, Gimbal Extended, Gramling, Hamachi (a decorative serif), Matiott (a display serif), Mclassic (stylish thin roman caps), Newton Howard, Ostrich Habitat (a display serif), Rothko Sans, Space (a futuristic speed font), Strarat (perhaps a horror font), String Beads, The Shouting, The Solstice, Theories (a tall modern sans), Travel (a modern display sans), Walting, Wind Creek (wind emulation), Cake Circle, Aremat (a rounded monolinear sans, perhaps a neon font), Urial, Gangitem (a ligature-rich serif), Roblox (futuristic), Selena Marin (a multi-width font), Wolf (octagonal), Amidala, Qaitan (a ligature-themed display serif), Raugi, Excellent (blackletter), Abington (sans), Aweber (an avant-garde sans), The Bangles (a vintage sans), Ohio (an all caps monolinear geometric sans), Mailyn, Celattin (a hipster sans), Landing, Soothing, Tommy. [Google] [More] ⦿
Aka Lilco and Co, and as Lili Lieber-Lövei. Born and raised in Hungary, Lili Lieber lives in Copenhagen and/or Budapest. Designer of (mostly) handcrafted type. Her typefaces include Apolline (2019: a deco sans), Floyd (2019: a display sans), Shifter (2018: reversed letters), Fulio (2018), Oliwe Sans (2018), Lotto Sans Serif (2017: circle-based and monoline), Jenice (2017), Bilbao (2017), Honey Beast (2017), Azille (2017), Easy Tiger (2017, counterless), Maxetti (2017), Argenta (2017), Yeahsayer (2017, a Bohemian sans), Twin Pines (2017), the avant garde sans typeface Avellino (2017), the neat hand-printed typeface Quimper (2017), Copertino (2017), Pompidour (2017), Bolden (2017), the display typeface Gin & Tonic (2017), Shiraz (2017, primitive script), West Coast (2017, sans), and the monoline sans typefaces Quest (2016, +Stencil) and Knots (2016, +Knotted).
Aka Lilco and Co. Behance link. Creative Market link. More recent Creative Market link. Home page. [Google] [More] ⦿
Floridian American graphic designer and painter Darim Kim (DK), who runs About Letters, made the geometric sans typefaces Nemade (2011) and avant-garde face Quadranta (2010). She also made My Fair Cody (2010).
Dafont page. Klingspor link. Abstract Fonts link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Acmé-Paris is a design studio in Paris run by Élodie Mandray and Caroline Aufort. Creators of New Gothic Textura (2009), Canevas (2010-2012, stitching font), Acme (2013), Tropique (2011, experimental), Minuscule (2012), Tribute (2012, children's hand), Juicy (2010), Eclipse, Thésard, the music-inspired Swing (2010), the heavy monoline sans typeface Acmé (2013), the titling sans typeface Le Creux (2013), and the stitching font Canevas (2013).
Typefaces from 2015 include the multiline neon font Neo Neon.
In 2016, Acmé Paris designed the copperplate style poster typeface Aylak, the titling sans Truck, the art nouveau typeface Bertand, the art deco typeface Beaumont, and the avant-garde typeface Cattolica.
In 2017, they designed the artsy rounded sans typeface Kasha.
Typefaces from 2022: Madrid (inspired by vintage posters from the Spanish Civil War). [Google] [More] ⦿
Talented designer in Budapest, who first studied mathematics at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, and then typography at the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design. His typeface Cirque (2010) is a unicase modular geometric beauty, created with mathematical precision. He explains: My main profile is creating CD covers, posters, designing books, sometimes with the aid of several programming techniques. Home page. [Google] [More] ⦿
Prague-based designer of the straight-edged typeface Fabrikon (2015), the avant-garde sans typeface Counter (2013), Wladiwostok (2013, constructivist), Alma (2013, a wavy typeface), Illumination (2013, an alchemic typeface), Ambush (2013, an alchemic typeface) and Play Font (2013). He studied in Pilsen. Behance link. Another Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Minneapolis, MN-based musician and graphic artist who designed the avant garde / art deco typeface Obchod in 2018. [Google] [More] ⦿
Adien Gunarta is an Indonesian type designer (b. 1995) who is based in Probolinggo, East Java, and who is studying at Airlangga University, Surabaya, class of 2014. His typefaces can be found under his name or under Teras Grafika (set up in 2015) and Fontastic Indonesia. Adien Gunarta's typefaces are brimming with Indonesian cultural heritage symbols and shapes.
Typefaces from 2010, mostly made with FontStruct: the pixel typeface Benci Malaysia, the hand-printed Nyonya Gendut, the squarish typeface Hutan and the irrgularly sized Madura Regular. He also made the texture / knitting typeface Batik, FoOleD bY GaYUs, Probolinggo (organic), Smasasinema (display face), the texture typeface Serangkaian Pattern, Indo-Malay Confrontation (pixelish), Koruptor and the Bitches (gothic), Qurban Feast, and the curly native pattern typeface Mlungker.
In 2011, he made Kabupaten (a sketch font), Social Monster, Buka Pusa Bersama, Ceria Lebaran, Pajarakan Studs, Batik Gangster, Maharani (hand-printed), Lovely Eunike Hans (hand-printed), the texture typeface Kawung Textile, Wildan Izzur Gunarta, Genius Jempolan Royal (scanbats), Pray For Japan, Quantum of Bali, X-Code from East (Javanese script), Hangeul (Korean simulation face), Halidians Blockserif, Moanday Earn Bored, the paper cut typeface Malingsia, Awesome Java, Mesin Hitung (an LCD face), Eenvoudige Batik (stitching face), Antique Paleoindonesia (patterned face), Kebencian (scratchy face), Kemasyuran Jawa (a display face with an Indonesian look), Probolinggo Sans, Londo Chino, Urban (paper cut face), Bikang Struck, Chana Remedy, Indonesian Woman (pixel dings), People Diverse (pixel dings), DBA Muslim (pixel dings), Turk and Nusa (ball terminal face), Jakarta Recycle (paper fold octagonal face), Halida Sans (a swirly version of Ubuntu), Buka Puasa Bersama (Arabic simulation face), Social Monster (grunge), Ceria Lebaran Normal (lava lamp typeface), Dukungan, Dukungan, Sanjaya Epoch, and Jakarta Sunken (angular face).
In 2012, he created Halidians Blockserif, Penakut, Agoestoesan, Siti Maesaroh (Arabic simulation face), Turk and Nusa, Rest in Phuket (Thai simulation typeface), Chana Remedy, Bunaken Underwater, New Madura, Moro Seneng, Endutt Normal, Antibalon, Hayyu Kaget, Damai Kpk Polri, Damai Pelajar, Jangan Bersedih (hand-printed), Ikan Besar, Senyum (hand-printed), Catatan Perjalanan (fat finger face), Wizzta, and Quick Argani.
Typefaces from 2013: Emilio 19 (athletic lettering font), Bangkit, Faishal Bakeries, Soerjaputera (avant-garde), Soerjaputera Doea (art deco), Sang Fatchurrohmah (lava lamp face), Aceh Darusalam (Arabic simulation face), Revolusi Timur Tengah (Arabic simulation face), Nurkholis (Arabic simulation), Kopleng (alchemic), Menjelajah Halmahera (a ronde font), Jakarta Highends, Smasasinema, Sanjaya Epoch, Mlungker, Dukungan, Thohir Ke Badreah (all caps sans face), Serangkaian Pattern, Endutt (fat finger face), Boutiques of Merauke (a curly typeface), Balinese Family, Zamrud & Khatulistiwa (curly font), Awesome South Korea (great oriental-look font), Freeport Go Away (poster font), Senang Banyol, Don Aquarel, Jawadwipa Adisastra, Si Kancil (fat finger font), Wortellina, Don Butique (hand-printed), Did You See That, Bimasakti.
Typefaces from 2014: Rampung, Prabowo, Larasukma (an abstract shape font), Tafakur (Arabic simulation typeface), Syawal Khidmat (Arabic simulation face), Kurnia (curly script), Kota Surabaya (dingbats of buildings), Hutan Lestari, Kobarapi (spurred typeface), Mukadimah (Arabic simulation, based on ae Cortoba by Arabeyes), Huruf Maranti (upright connected script), Emilio 20 (athletic lettering).
Typefaces from 2015: Gurindam (Dutch art deco), Upakarti, Tyree Friendly Face (rounded sans), Berantas Korupsi, Kanisah (Hebrew simulation font).
Typefaces from 2016: Belacu, Cemong, Bungasai, Semringah, Binarung (masks), Surabanglus (beatnik style).
Typefaces from 2019: Kembang (dingbats).
Fontspace link. Home page at Fontastic Indonesia. Devian Tart link. Klingspor link. Dafont link. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Canadian designer of the bold avant garde typeface Sage Heavy (2011). [Google] [More] ⦿
At a workshop held in his home town of Mulhouse, France, Adrien Joufflineau designed an avant-garde typeface family (2016). [Google] [More] ⦿
Adult Human Male
Adult Human Male is the type foundry of Malaysian designer Alex Hy, who is located in Berlin or Ireland. His Twitter account says that he is New York, Paris and Coolock. His Dafont account calls him Irish. Whatever. Alex has two aspects, a commercial one, expressed in his commercial foundry Adult Human Male, and a free one via his Squack site on Dafont.
The commercial Alex created the grunge stencil typeface Butterworth (2011), the hand-drawn Teksi (2011), the monoline squarish family Ebdus (2011), Valis (2011, futuristic), and the thin avant garde monoline typeface New Slang (2011). Gordito (2011) is a graffiti style bubble font that says Smurf.
In 2012, Alex published the poster caps typeface Areaman, Stink Lines (multilined typeface) and Penang (art deco signage typeface seen on Penang by the creator). Straights Light is a beautiful pair of bilined all caps typefaces. Dale Kids is a children's book typeface. Hokkien (2012) is an art deco typeface with Chinese influences. Mister Mustard is a chubby rounded art deco typeface. Barkley (2012) is a textured caps typeface with a chalk board feel. Liner Notes (2012) is a bilined hand-drawn typeface. Bartleby (2012) is a hand-drawn all caps display font.
The free font foundry Squack has the hand-printed typefaces Barker Allcaps (2012), Scrapist (2012, sketched), Billy Boy (2011, 3d), Quito Chicken (2011, 3d), Fred Wild West (2011, a grungy western face), Coolock Black (2011), Zapftig (2011), Ringworm (2011), Suicide Draft (2011), National Granite (2011, a 3d stone chisel face), Whiskey Fingers (2010), Wank Hands (2010) and Middle Man (2010), and the irregular typefaces Zapftig (2011), Shock Corridor, Pollo Asado, Middle Woman, Ghost Words, Late Puberty, Parrannoyed (2010, ransom note face), the hairline typeface Rexic (2011), Black Grapes (2012), Chump (2012, hand-printed capitals), Areman OT (2012), and the grungy Skidmarks (2012).
Typefaces from 2013: Salas (a chunky cartoon face), Rabid (a crayon font), Strokin (a great brush face---part charcoal part paint strokes), Bevel Hands, Bunk (a layered beveled type system absed on a monoline fat rounded sans, Bunk Base 2), Spengler (inline face), Vastra (Bauhaus style, organic), Swingers (curly and cartoonish), Chump Change, Treves Sans (crayon face), Quincey (2017).
We read that the fonts are designed by EircomTest. Aka Squack, MiddleMan and Alex H.
Dafont link. Creative Market link. Twitter link.
Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Affolter und Gschwind AG
Werner Affolter ran a phototype and printing company in Basel, Switzerland, called Affolter und Gschwind AG, Fotosatz&Reprotechnik. In 1981, Affolter published an extensive catalog entitled Letterama that showed over one thousand alphabets. Few of those were original, so I suspect he acted as a vendor of sorts, but at least a couple seemed original, or were claimed to be original or exclusive: Guigoz, Moby Dick. Moby Dick was revived in 2014 by Nick Curtis as Call Me Ishmael NF.
Some examples of the types shown, in alphabetical order: Antique Wood MP363 (art nouveau), Antique Wood MP 364 (oriental simulation face) [the Antique Wood series is quite extensive, and is just numbered], B+T Classic (roman), Bernhard Fett, Beton Fine Line (typewriter), Burko (avant garde family), fonts starting with G, Gaston Fett (a squarish gothic typeface also called Gipsy), Gaston Halbfett (also called Grassy), Gemini Computer, Germanic Sans (more avant garde and Lubalin-style glyphs), Hollandse Mediaeval, Hollywood (a 3d decorative family), typefaces starting with K, Lineamarca (slabby), Linear (avant garde, geometric monoline), Melen (experimental, geometric), Meola Bookman swash (decorative), Metro (art nouveau, after the Metroploitaine font), Moraine (squarish), the Old Foundry sub-collection [another mysterious numbered collection; examples include some uncials, and some more art nouveau typefaces, some Victorian ornamental typefaces (F260 through F262), more art nouveau (MP418 through MP420) and blackletter typefaces (MP421)], Pierrot (psychedelic, groovy), Phydian (one of many Western style ornamental typefaces), Ronda, Roulette, Roulette Schattiert (=Rajah) (more Western fare), Ruby (shaded caps), Runic Small (condensed), Rustic (wood log look), typefaces starting with S, Spengler Gothik, St. Clair (ornamental), Zither (calligraphic script). [Google] [More] ⦿
Aga Silva (aka Mme. Ping) is an ex-architect/urban designer, who now lives in Krakow, Poland. Creator of the Glitter family (kaleidoscopic, star-shaped, and possibly of use as snow fonts), Stars Promo (2012), Ivy Tiles (2012), Lillius (2012, floral and froggy dingbats), Maya Tiles (2012), Ballpen (2012, hand-printed), Mickey Script (2012), and Nillie's Love Letters (2012).
In 2011, she designed Grand Duchess (script face), Rosette110621 (kaleidoscopic dingbats), Brasserie (connected script), Marker Script, Skarpa LT (an avant-garde hairline face), Skarpa Regular, Skarpa Bold, Auld Magick (blackletter), Two Am, and Fantasy Dingbats.
Typefaces from 2013: Monmica (an upright copperplate script), Skarpa 2.0, Trufla (English round hand, copperplate script), Trufla Words (calligraphic), Calissa (copperplate script), Calissa Words.
Typefaces from 2014: Mavblis, Lavenda (a connected copperplate script), Roicamonta (connected script).
Typefaces from 2015: Skarpa Round, Nistiver (calligraphic script), Lavenda (calligraphic script).
Typefaces from 2016: Lidaxid (connected script), Hinzatis (calligraphic script), Roicamonta Basic (an upright connected calligraphic script), Monmica Fancy, Bisalir (heavy script), Piambis (thick signage script), Piambis Round, Piambis Sharp.
Typefaces from 2020: Skarpa (a revised version of her 2011 typeface), Skarpa Condensed.
Typefaces from 2021: Timernis (a 9-style humanist sans based on 1940 stone engraving commemorative plaque). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
R. Agung Aries Triyanto is the Indonesian designer (b. 1975) of the brush script typeface Destain (2016), the Broadway style deco typeface Broad (2015: originally called Broadway, it as renamen Broad in 2016), and the Victorian typeface Brandals (2016).
In 2017, he created the connected script typeface Molluca, the signage typeface Cheese Latte, the heavy brush typeface Breed and the avant garde sans typeface Moody Rock (+the shadow version called Moody Rock Extrude).
In 2018, he designed the handcrafted typeface Cuties Caps. The mini-slabbed Bounaville was added in 2019. [Google] [More] ⦿
Egyptian designer of the avant-garde Arabic font Slavian (2002). [Google] [More] ⦿
Photographer in Philadelphia, PA. Creator of the display sans typeface Duma Font (2014). [Google] [More] ⦿
Pottstown (Philadelphia)-based designer and PostScript font hacker who ran Prescott Design and now Alan Jay Prescott Typography, but was also involved in other ventures such as the Black Walnut Winery. Originally from Greenfield, MA, he graduated from Saddleback College, and worked for some time as a typesetter in New York. He advertizes himself as a leader in PostScript Open Type Font development specializing in the revival of print-only letterforms into digital typographic materials. He operates as APT and more recently as AJPT. In 2019, he announced that he would stop making typefaces altogether. His work can be partitioned into time periods. For this reason, Prescott's oeuvre is split over several pages:
During her studies in London, Alaa Alsaraji created the hairline avant-garde typeface Vienna (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Alan Jay Prescott
Architect, designer and photographer in San Fernando, Spain. In 2013, he designed the pair of avant garde typefaces ACN 2 and ACN 1.
Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer in La Laguna, Canary Islands, Spain. He created Ciclo (2011), a monoline arc-and-straight-edge typeface. Seoul (2011) is a geometric avant-garde family. [Google] [More] ⦿
Vilnius, Lithuania-based designer of a stylish avant-garde sans typeface in 2013. [Google] [More] ⦿
Alex Traian Munteanu
Alexander Cherepanov (White Russian Studio, Moscow) designed the Latin / Cyrillic sans typeface Transgender Grotesque (and Transgender Grotesk), the serifed display typeface New York City, Sport Super Italic, the blackletter typeface Kendrick Human Sacrifice, the avant garde typeface Hueviy Thin, and the piano key typeface Trust Me, the sans typeface November, the triangle-serifed Naaah, and Sestra Thin in 2017. [Google] [More] ⦿
Russian creator of the free chess font Chess 7 (2008), the free pixel fonts LED Stadion 7 (2013), Dash Dot Square 7 (2013), Enhanced Dot Digital 7 (2013), Small Dot Digital 7 (2013), Modern Dot Digital 7 (2013), Square Dot Digital 7 (2013), Bold Dot Digital 7 (2013), Serif Dot Digital 7 (2013), Serif LED Board 7 (2013), Modern LED Board 7 (2013), Half Bold Pixel 7 (2013), Dash Pixel 7 (2013), Serif Pixel 7 (2013), Power Pixel 7 (2013), Enhanced LED Board 7 (2013), Thin Pixel 7 (2013), Smallest Pixel 7 (2013), Modern LCD 7 (2013), Advanced LED Board 7 (2012), Digital 7 (2008, LED face), Post Pixel 7 (2013), Triple Dot Digital 7 (2013), Dash Dot Square 7 (2013), Enhanced Dot Digital 7 (2013), Dash Digital 7 (2013), Light Pixel 7 (2013), High Pixel 7 (2013), Mini Pixel 7 (2012), Long Pixel 7 (2013), LED Counter 7 (2013), Digital Counter 7 (2013), LED Digital 7 (2013), LED Board 7 (2013), Light LED Board 7 (2013), Advanced LED Board 7 (2013), Printed Circuit Board 7 (2013), Brick LED 7 (2013), Rounded LED Board 7 (2013), Pixel Dingbats 7 (2013), Square Wood 7 (2013), Small Bold Pixel 7 (2013), Rounded Pixel 7 (2013), Line Pixel 7 (2013), Bold LED Board (2013), Narrow Rectangle 7 (2013), Dot Digital 7 (2013, +Advanced), Square Metal 7 (2012), Stencil Pixel 7, Computer Pixel 7 (2012), Small Pixel 7 (2012), LED Counter Plus 7 (2013), LED 7 Display (2012, +Light), Neon Pixel 7 (2012), Old Pixel 7 (2012), Square Stone 7 (2012), Square Pixel 7 (2012), Pixel Font 7 (2012, +Outline), Pixel LCD7 (2012), Advanced Pixel 7 (2012), Ice Pixel 7 (2012), Void Pixel 7 (2012), Dash Dot LCD 7 (2012), Dash Dot Square 7 (2013), Enhanced Dot Digital 7 (2013), Double Pixel 7 (2012), Advanced Pixel 7, Advanced Dot Digital 7 (2013), ZX Spectrum 7 (2012), Bubble Pixel 7, Cyrillic Pixel 7, Basic Square 7 (2013), Basic Sans Serif 7 (2013), Effective Way 7 (2013), Arrow 7 (2013), Abricos 7 (2013), Computer 7 (2013), Disco 7 (2013), Software Tester 7 (2013), Elegant Line 7 (2013), Soft Lines 7 (2013), Effective Way 7 (2013), and the free LED display font Digital-7 (2008).
Typefaces from 2014: Game Font 7, Square Sans Serif 7, High Sans Serif 7, Smooth Line 7, Bright Line 7, Double Line 7, Rounded Line 7, Rounded Sans Serif 7, Android 7, Arial Narrow 7, Bold Sans Serif 7, Light Sans Serif 7 (avant-garde sans), Modern Sans Serif 7, Software Kit 7 (dingbats), Advanced Sans Serif 7m Strong Line 7.
Typefaces from 2015: Steel Blade 7, Semi Rounded Sans Serif 7, Bold Game Font 7, Double Force 7, Roman Font VII, Game Sans Serif 7, Sans Serif Plus 7, Soft Sans Serif 7, Smooth Pixel 7, Clear Metal 7, Military Font 7 (stencil).
Typefaces from 2019: Clear Line 7.
Open Font Library link. Fontspace link. See also here. Aka Chess 7 and as Style 7. [Google] [More] ⦿
During her graphic design studies at MOME university, Alexandra szantai (Pilisszentivan, Hungary) created an untitled display typeface by blending Manhattan ITC (1970) and Avant Garde (1970). [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer from Kiev, Ukraine. He created the geometric typeface Midnight (2010), which was inspired by Herb Lubalin. Switch Connect (2011) is a high contrast art deco face. Lighter (2011) is a techno typeface that cries speed. Times New Fuck (2011) is a Peignotian sans with stiletto terminals on some glyphs. Blamed Neverland (2011) is a connect-the-dots avant-garde display face. Vampire (2011) is a gothic octagonal face. Geometria (2011) is a minimalist straight-edged face.
Typefaces from 2019: Beast (a sharp-edged and pointy humanist sans), ALS Hauss (a Bauhaus sans family, released by Art Lebedev), Wagon (at art Lebedev: Wagon is a low-contrast closed neogrotesque typeface with static proportions and expressive decorative elements. It is a good rough, technological and industrial typeface, perhaps useful for signage on trains).
Typefaces from 2020: Span (at Art Lebedev Studio). He writes: Span is a family of variable typefaces combining the traditional shapes of block antiquas of the 19th century with the geometry of modern digital type. Span is based on the cult typefaces of the era, Clarendon and Century Schoolbook. [Google] [More] ⦿
Alexis Graf (Brookly, New York) created the avant-garde family Courtney Crawford (2012).
Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
German (?) designer who made the avant garde typeface Mahlau in 1926, which was in the Elsner&Flake and Scangraphic collections. The Elsner&Flake typeface dates from 1986. [Google] [More] ⦿
Six futuristic typefaces by Canadian Nicholas Fabian, yours if you can decode his encrypted messages. Try them out! One is called FModernMedium (avant-garde style, 1993). Fabian died in April 2006. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
French type designer who studied at Fachhochschule Düsseldorf (2009) and at the Ecole supérieure d'art et de design d'Amiens, France, class of 2011. At ESAD her graduation typeface was called Eskapade. In 2012, the blackletter typeface Eskapade Fraktur was published by Type Together. The angular weights Eskapade Regular and Eskapade Italic were added in 2012.
With Sebastien Degeilh, she is a partner in Nowak & Degeilh, a French type foundry started in 2012. At Nowak & Degeilh, she created the 3d geometric overlay font family Carton (2012).
For the next few yours, her work was published by Fontyou:
In 2015, Jérémie Hornus, Clara Jullien and Alisa Nowak co-designed the spurless / organic slightly inflated sans typeface family Diodrum at Indian Type Foundry. Diodrum Rounded (2020, by Manushi Parikh, Jérémie Hornus, Clara Jullien and Alisa Nowak) is a spurless organic sans family.
In 2016, Alisa Nowak, Julie Soudanne and Jean-Baptiste Morizot co-designed Graphico (Indian Type Foundry): Its letterforms are industrial and square-sided. The typeface looks like the product of precision mechanics: it should be featured together with tech---either old tech like appliances or watches, or new tech like apps and laptop stands.
In 2016, Alisa Nowak designed the all caps art deco / avant garde typeface family Inbox that comes with many great ligatures and interlocking glyph pairs. It was published at Indian Type Foundry.
Alpinist (2016) is a humanist sans with a small x-height optimized for magazine design and other editorial applications. The edges are slightly rounded for easy reading. It was designed by Jeremie Hornus and Alisa Nowak. Somehow, it evolved into Alpino at Fontshare.
In 2016, Jeremie Hornus and Alisa Nowak released Associate Sans and Slab (+Stencil), and Associate Mono at Indian Type Foundry. This is a family with an American gothic look.
Vesterbro (Jeremie Hornus, Alisa Nowak, Ilya Naumoff, Black Foundry, 2017) is a high-contrast Latin / Cyrillic typeface with a Viking feel that won an award at Granshan 2017.
Papelli (2016) is an informal typeface family by Alisa Nowak and Julie Soudanne.
At Fontstore / Fontshare, she released the 6-weight sans typeface Excon in 2017. Excon is named after and a tribute to French designer Roger Excoffon (1910–1983). Excon's letters are top-heavy, a rarely-explored idea in type design Excoffon himself experimented with.
In 2017, Jérémie Hornus, Théo Guillard, Morgane Pambrun, Alisa Nowak and Joachim Vu co-designed Bespoke Sans, Bespoke Serif and Bespoke Slab at Fontstore / Fontshare. In 2020, Bespoke Stencil was added.
In 2017, Jérémie Hornus, Julie Soudanne and Alisa Nowak designed the attractive titling didone typeface Zesta.
Zodiak (2021, Jérémie Hornus, Gaetan Baehr, Jean-Baptiste Morizot, Alisa Nowak, and Théo Guillard at Fontshare) is a free 24-style text family with Century-like newspaper roots and sturdy bracketed slab serifs that was originally named Claire (2020).
In 2020, Jeremie Hornus, Theo Guillard, Morgane Pambrun, Alisa Nowak and Joachim Vu co-designed Bespoke Stencil (2020, Fontstore). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Marquette, MI-based creator of the thin avant-garde sans typeface Fondant (2012).
Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Alvaro Thomáz Oliveira
Alvo Type (or: ATF, or: Alvaro Thomaz Fonts)
Ipatinga, Minas Gerais-based (or Santa Barbara-based, or Belo Horizonte-based) designer of these typefaces in 2011: Gogating Book (a Helvetica-like face), Mytupi, Pirates Writers, Chapenettoer 8 Thin, a large x-height and large-bowl minimalist sans face. This was followed by the bold caps sans typeface Laranja Pro and Laranjha Pro Fraco, Aovel Cool (geometric monoline sans), Aovel Sans Rounded, Aovel Sans Light, Aovel Neo (based on Avant Garde), Yagora (humanist sans), Salika, Sheep Sans (2011), Mariana Family, Extrememame, Timo Roman, AvantFox (based on Avant Garde), Brasil (based on ITC Lubalin), Hasteristico (monoline geometric typeface based on Avant Garde), Amiju Book, DMF Arreia Black (fatted up Helvetica), DMF Cantell, DMF Handwriter, DMF Handatme, BDP Sergipe, BDP Fox, BDP Clien, BDP Up, and BDP Gelly.
Typefaces made in 2012: Flex Display (a free thin sans), Meva (geometric sans), Duase Light (a thin rounded avant-garde geometric sans), Tenue Sans (a distinguished sans---tuxedo required), Cridigo Sans, Cogga (a display sans face), Homizio (a free 6-style geometric sans family), Aliquam, Regencie, Blouding (from blood samples?), Quinfo (avant garde family), Frugal Sans, Agnele Modern (a didone titling face), Salutino, Bondoluo (geometric avant-garde sans, +Light, +Display), Duase (rounded monoline sans).
Typefaces from 2013: Panjo (humanist titling sans inspired by Eric Gill), Grieff (a DIN-like sans), Burne (a geometric all caps sans with elements of Futura and Avant Garde), Suicca (hairline sans), Datidi (custom slab face).
Typefaces from 2014: Homizio Nova (sans), Amper.
Typefaces from 2015: Savass Sans.
Typefaces from 2016: Cerko (a gemoetric circle-based futuristic typeface).
Typefaces from 2017: Beaga (a slab serif named after Belo Horizonte).
Typefaces from 2019: Antropil (a rounded sans), Finis Grotesk (inspired by the Bauhaus movement), Finis Text, Finis Text Soft.
Typefaces from 2020: Dumont (a 27-style structural geometric sans named after Brazilian aviation pioneer Alberto Santos dumont), Hauslan (a sans family).
Home page. Fontspace link, where he is known as authimie. Another Fontspace link. About me page. Behance link. Another Behance link. About Me link. Dafont link. Aka Alvaro Ovelha. Creative Market link. Future URL. Home page of Alvaro Thomaz. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
For the Australian wine brand Swoon, Amanda Mocci drew the hairline avant-garde typeface Swoon in 2010. Amanda is a graphic designer in Montreal. [Google] [More] ⦿
Ampersand Creative (Liverpool, UK) created the hairline avant-garde sans typeface Duality (2013). [Google] [More] ⦿
Motion graphics designer in Auckland, New Zealand. Creator of Le Milse (2015: an avant-garde typeface). [Google] [More] ⦿
Andfonts (was: Andrikos)
Ukrainian designer (b. 1987) of the sans display typefaces Mitroe (2017) and Andtioh (2017, perhaps useful as a neon or sci-fi font). In 2019, he published the very tilted script typeface Olean and the stylish text typeface family Agatho.
Typefaces from 2020: Arlian (formal, cursive), Xbka (a techno speed circuit font), Alyin (hand-printed at a very steep slope), Strila (cyberpunk).
Typefaces from 2021: Saneyi (a high-contrast display typeface), Ausion (a six-style sans with micro wedge serif terminals), Riveruta (a monolinear geometric sans), Sklow (an avant-garde monolinear sans).
Typefaces from 2022: Galifex (a wide monolinear modernist sans). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Berlin. His typefaces include Asgard Grotesk (2012), Evil Neue (2012, sans), Jjang (2012), Ladro (2012), Schicke (2012, geometric sans), Tano (2012), Sherman Mono (2012), Tsukunft (2012, experimental), Arsene (2012), Decodorant (2012), Kirky (2012), Nordfrost (2012), Sedadda (2012), Sloth (2012, an avant garde sans), Svangard (2012), Yueah Mono (2012), and Kamek (2012, a great feather pen rendering of a Venetian renaissance typeface).
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Andres Moreno Walter
Andrew Galarza Foundry (was: Chance Type Co, and Krayon Ink, and before that, Jedi Serpent Fonts)
Chance Type Co evolved out of Krayon Ink (ex- Jedi Serpent). It has commercial fonts by American designer Andrew Galarza who lives in Miami, who started making type in 2001. These used to be shareware when the place was called Jedi Serpent Fonts.
Galarza's early typefaces: Jeannette (2002), Display Swash, KY and an Urge, 65 Swash, Melfina, Redheads in Transit (beautiful handwriting), Butterfly Collection (dingbats), 5 Am Summer, Transit One, Superchalmers, Like Wind in The Summer, Delithium, Fane Serane, 5am Andrew (2005, handwriting), 5am Chance No 01, 5am Transit (handwriting), 5am Gender, Grey (2005), Melfina (2002, inspired by Emigre's Council), 5 AM Chance No. 1 (which used to be called Vespers), Vespers (2001, based on lettering for a Bjork album), NewTimesRomanHyper and CourierStrange (reworked Monotype fonts: the latter one has letters in brackets), 90Days, Blistel, Cancer, Freeware, Futura, Lode, Love-Quickie, Image Times, Stylus (modified Monotype font), Jenice, Element, Prozac Child, Codeca, Ginger, Ginger2, Boredom, Awitched, Mastillo, Mastillo2, PaperChase2blockedinside (reworked BadFilms by Ray Larabie), Screwupsuprock, Arialbullets39mmwideclear and Arialbullets4VerbRicochet (reworked Monotype Arial-Plain: letters in and on balls), Dots, VanishingBoy (modified Ray Larabie font; the best in the series I think), 1979 (fantastic avant-garde font), Agent 508 (equally great display font), Aloin, Bionic, Backspace, ChemicalTest, Click, Dragon, Eggman, Feelings, Flowery Text, Gallows, Gigayoda, Impression, Lavero, Lorent Roman, LoveJoy, Melody Metrics, Never, Noose, Numbers (hacker font), Opagan, Opus-sc, Panama, Poison Pill, Potheads, Rainy, RoamJapan, Room, Butterfly, Thinker, Veronica, Western Flick, Reterik, MisbehaviorTake23, Thinker, Paperchase2blockedinside, Children's Television Workshop (letters based on the Sesame Street TV show, 2002), KY and Urge, 65 Swash, Redheads in Transit, and I Love My Momma.
On my last visit, there were just a few shareware fonts left (in OpenType format): 5AMButtercup, 5AMButterflyCollection, 5AMDelithium, 5AMLikeWindInTheSummer, 5AMSuperchalmersItalic, 5AMSuperchalmers.
MyFonts sells some of his fonts: 5 AM Buttercup (Andrew Galarza), Grey (Andrew Galarza), 5 AM Gender (Andrew Galarza), 5 AM Chance No 01 (Andrew Galarza), 5 AM Andrew (Andrew Galarza), 5 AM Transit (Andrew Galarza), 5 AM Summer (Andrew Galarza), Melfina (Andrew Galarza), Childrens Television Workshop (Andrew Galarza), Vespers (Andrew Galarza).
Jedi Serpent evolved into 510 ink and then Krayon Ink. In 2005, Krayon Ink was renamed Chance Type Co. Home page. Old MyFonts link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Independent game developer Andrew McCluskey (NAL Games, Dundee, Scotland, b. 1991) published hundreds of free typefaces before 2015 under the NAL label. In 2015, Andrew McCluskey, after becoming Allison James, joined forces with Daniel Johnston and set up Chequered Ink in bath, UK. They live in Newport, Wales. Andrew's pre-merger fonts are listed here.
Andrew McCluyskey designed the free LED-inspired Kinglify (2011), Digital Display (2012), and Princelify (2011). Manly Man (2011), Metal Arhyrthmetic (2011) and Ace Futurism (2011) are semi-octagonal. Consider Me Vexed (2011) and Pixel Flag (2011) are pixel typefaces.
In 2012, he made She Curls in the Mist, Xero's Karma, Pastcorps (army stencil), Gnome Splinters, Fought Knight, Vermin Vibes (futuristic), Vermin Vibes 1989 (pixel face), Vermin Vibes 2, Vermin Vibes 3 (2014), Vermin Vibes Diet, Vermin Vibes Redux, Dubbing Star (futuristic), Sorrier Statements, Particulator (an octagonal paper fold typeface), Coder's Crux (a pixel typeface created for programmers, FontStruct), Triggering Fanfares (octagonal), Alt West, Notalot25 (pixel face), Notalot35 (pixel face), Lord Juusai (inspired by the logo for Lord Tensai from WWE), Zephyr Jubilee (an alien language simulation typeface), Bevel Fifteen, Xero's Theorem (sci-fi), Sawchain (2012, FontStruct), Dubbing Step and Here Be Dubstep (FontStruct), Italic Bricks, Gang Wolfik (angular, +Blade), Ruaturecu, Quous Inno, Electramaniacal, Xodohtro-Nu (a black octagonal typeface), Distortion of the Brain, Berate the elementary (techno face), Not sure if weird or just regular, Opulent Fiend, Rawhide Raw 2012 (techno, inspired by the WWE Raw logo of 2012), Particulator II (octagonal), The Missing Link (trekkie), Thunderstrukk, Understrukk, Ganf Wolfik Blade (a pointy Blade style font).
Typefaces made in 2013: Call of Ops Duty, Spinebiting, Laceration, Casual Hardcore, Zany Races, Vermin Vibes 2 Nightclub, Exoskeleton, Perspire, Piston Pressure (sans), Particulator III, Liberty City Ransom (grunge), Zdyk Leo, Variety Killer (grunge), Savantism, Vermin Vision, Zdyk Sagittarius (a circle-based experimental font), Milestone One (a gaspipe sans), Comfortably Fucked, Noasarck (+Sporadico, +Quattro), Future Time Splitters, Heart Breaking Bad, Jan Hand, Erhank, Exoskeleton, The Rave Is In Your Pants, Minecraft Evenings (inspired by the Minecraft logo), FoughtKnight Victory (a video game font), Piescese, Comic Spans, Cauterise, Dead Font Walking (rough-edged poster font), Cutthroat Clawmarks, Eride (grunge), Effervescent Superbeings, Front Page News, Kill The Noise (brush script), Distort You A Lesson (grungy), Vermin Vibes 2 Black, Vermin Vibes 2 White, Vermin Vibes 2 Soft, Dubstep Cadence, Relapse Into Madness, Kings of Kings Lynn (dadaist), Smorgasbord, Scream When You'Re Ready, I Phone You Phone, Respire, Perspire, Vermin Vibes Slant, Sharp, Cursivertex, Rick Lobster (stencil face), Cursivertex, Vermin Vibes Dystopia (cyberpunk), Wabbit Sans, Calligraphy Aquiver, Agra Axera (knife-edged sci-fi face), The Keepsake Days, See You At The Movies, Xero's Proof, Vermin Vibes Out Of Ink (textured), Melancholic Roadeo, Wickermanor (a stiletto typeface), Lord Juusai Rises, Vermin Vibes Ex, Vermin Vibes Roundhouse, Just in the Firestorm, Stuntcroft (modular), Ghetto Magnetic (grunge), QA Reports (fat finger typeface), Y-Andermo (stiletto style), Dragon Slapper.
Typefaces from 2014: Man Flu (FontStruct), Zany Races, Big Quicksand, Modern Caveman, Alpha Sapphire (a Pokemon typeface), Omega Ruby (a Pokemon typeface), Schweiz, Beta (FontStruct), Jawbreaker (FontStruct), Tomorrow Wind, Embezzler, Royal, Final Gambit (grungy athletic lettering), NAL Hand, Fingbanger, Dont Waste That Napkin (squarish font), Bold Testament, Cisgender, NonchalantLove, Grelsey Kammar (sic), Valiant (stencil), Anger Management, Italipixel, Ultramarine, Nero (sci-fi font), Bamboozler, Seriffic, High Jinks, Iregula (sic), LNR Phonetic Alphabet, Primary School, Playtime (3d face), Electromagnetic Lungs, Node to Nowhere, Alienated (trekkie font), Questrian, Scars, Da Se Nei (art deco), Dance Floor (dot matrix face), Edge Cutting, Lord Juusai reigns, Superpower Synonym (fat brush), Fought Knight Die (techno), The Thrill of the Kill, Lay of the Land, Deavantgar (art deco), Confidel, Fight Night, Comeback of the Damned, Vermin Vibes Corrupto, Chandstate, Scars, Bustin Jieber (pixel typeface), A Dash of Salt, Come Rain or Fall, Xsotik, Sanseriffic (avant-garde sans), Cassius Garrod, Effortless Tattoo, Coder's Crux 2, Radaro, Overdrive Sunset (brush face), Dead CRT, Fatality's Edge, Tolerant, Coder's Crux 2 (dot matrix), Consider Me Vexed (pixel face), Diamante, Pixel Flag, Aardvark CWM Type, Enter The Grid, Vermin Vibes 2 EDM XTC, Byron, See You at the Movies 2, And Then It Ends, God Hates Westboro, Writing Without Ink, Zdyk Aquarius, Curvert, Superdie, Rocky Road, Animal Silence (constructivist), Gnaw Hard, 19th Century Renegade, Trip Trap, Freudian Slit, Digital Dismay (LED face), Zdyk Pisces (circle-based typeface), Zdyk Scorpio, Guilty Treasure (techno), Wolfganger (inspired by Wolfgang Gartner), Xero's Retreat, Sitdown (octagonal), Stencylette, No More Justice (blackletter), Masterblast (sci-fi), Kesha (sci-fi), Primal Dream, Grandma's Television, Keyboard Warrior, Foughtknight, Blissful Thinking, Positive Reinforcement, The End of Days.
Typefaces from 2015: This Sucks (pixel font), Front Page Neue, Vermin Vibes Mert, Rock Elegance, Stripes.
Typefaces from 2016: Enter The Grid, Fill In The Gaps, FoughtKnight, Grunge Tank, Alt West.
Dafont link. Most of his typefaces were made using FontStruct, where he is known as NAL or Notalot. Fontspace link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Ontario, who created Arch Type (2011, a geometric avant-garde face). [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer from Saint Petersburg, Russia, who specializes in hand-printed typefaces, often with applications in children's books. In 2020, she released these typefaces: Touch (display), Gravitas (a thin avant garde sans), Little Dinosaur, Jamie (script), Rocking Horse.
Typefaces from 2021: Charming Lines, Tutti Frutti, Sweet Apricot, Magical Time, Tropicana, Garden's Secrets. [Google] [More] ⦿
British designer who works as a designer at Church of London. Creator of commercial typefaces at The Type Foundry, such as Nord Express (art deco; based on the Nord Express train poster) and Grande Fete (hairline avant garde caps face). [Google] [More] ⦿
Wurzburg, Germany-based creator of Kabana (2014), an avant garde sans typeface custom designed for a soccer world championship afterparty. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Author of Pen Lettering (1958), an interesting penmanship book. The construction of an alphabet as presented by Ian Taylor on his blog, based on Ann Camp's book, is fascinating. It all starts with a square, and within it, an inscribed circle and an oblong rectangle of area equal to the circle. All letters relate, as Ann Camp shows, to that basic structure. Ann's all caps skeleton alphabet obtained in this manner predates Avant Garde and Herb Lubalin by almost twenty years! [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer and food stylist in Moscow. Creator of an avant-garde Latin / Cyrillic typeface (2014). [Google] [More] ⦿
Novi Sad, Serbia-based designer of an untitled Latin / Cyrillic avant garde typeface in 2014. [Google] [More] ⦿
Creator of the hairline avant garde font Visart (2013). It was developed during her studies in Budapest. [Google] [More] ⦿
During her studies, Minsk, Belarus-based Anna Werigo designed the free Latin / Cyrillic avant garde typeface Minsk (2016) and the hipster typeface Minsk Accent (2016). The download link no longer works. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer from Massepaqua, NY, who proposed the avant-garde font Codegraphik in 2002. [Google] [More] ⦿
Canadian designer of the artsy avant garde caps display typeface Vienna Extended (1989, Letraset).
Linotype link. FontShop link. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Londoner who created the oriental simulation typeface Japanish (2010). He also got interested in the Russian avant garde period, and made a constructivist family called Potemkin (2010). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Architaraz Type (or: Kassymkulov Design)
Architaraz Type (Kassymkulov Design) is located in Shanghai, China, and Taraz, Kazakhstan. Its type designer, Zhalgas Kassymkulov, was born in 1986 in Kazakhstan. His initial type designs were all done with the help of FontStruct. In 2013, he went commercial as Architaraz Type.
He made a gridded modular typeface called Targeted (2011). Sliced (2011) is a counterless stencil face. Discostructed (sic) (2011) is a texture face. Mono Dot (2011) is a thin dot matrix face. Mono Hor (2011) is a horizontally striped version of it, Mono Ver (2011) a vertically striped version, and Mono Bold (2011) a bold version. Promo (2011) is purely geometric. Semiz (2011) and Semiz Light (experimental) are partly art deco. Audio (2011) is based on the logo of audiojelly. Arro (2011) has letters with arrowed terminals. Hexa (2011) is hexagonal. Happi (2011) is a fat finger face. Semiz Black (2011) is a free fat pixel face.
Creations from 2012: Pearls of Margar, Korgan, Phunni, Carbo, Carbo ii, Lenta, Phunni, Jambul, Extraterrestrial (sci-fi), Rap My Hip-Hop, Armada 1991 (monospaced), Venus (white on black), Garage Garbage (bold avant-garde design), WHAQ, Extra Fontestrial, Algae, A Tasbaqa, Salem (rounded bold typeface), Thaiana Jones, Salem (fat rounded face), Audio 2012, Balapan, Dalmat, Bonn (an art nouveau army stencil face), Mgla, Teris (white on black), Degoratix (curly), Barney Stencil (a fantastic brushy stencil), Lentalicious, Blackway Str, Schengbers (a great piano key stencil family), Tramcar Typo, Mgia, Brushure (a fat curvy display face), Extralien, Serrific Terif, Missinger, Tolkyn, Murt, Twisture, Soliture, Threedure, Antillic, Garage Garbage, Arro, Happi, Schengbergs Hi.
Typefaces from 2013: AT Dombra (psychedelic typeface after Motter Ombra), AT Hoppy (fat letters), AT Liniya (blackboard bold), AT Karagai, Hed Kandi (techno face), AT Traffa Stencil, AT Schema, Naation, AT Nayman, AT Roughin, AT Rooktura Stencil, AT Duba, AT Archistency, AT Liena, AT Bombarda (fat stencil face), AT Sulfur ii, AT Mad Pilot, AT Tasbaqa, Vaia Con Dios, Betaport, Mooltyashka, AT Stincel (a lively stencil font), Millio, Tamshy, Offelia, Jalgas (retro script: a winner in the FontStruct Connected Script Competition), Laffa (connected stencil script), Dlinalys, Diagona, Kitara (psychedelic), Archtitalic, Bonn (bony stencil), Teka 1, Teka 2, Unknownim, Khara (ultra-heavy slab face), Shlab (slab serif), Unknownim (slab serif), Archtalic, Argyn, Linea Runde, Mechatraps (+Plain), Eliksir, Drilliant, Katamaran (art deco), Lagman, Neurojet (experimental), Jazzure (bullet hole display face), Diagon, Aroth, Pharaoh's Delight (piano key / art deco typeface), Cocomi, AT Burshak, AT Sulfur, AT Taspa, AT Affina.
Commercial typefaces done in 2013: KD William, William Shakespears, AT Archistency (piano key stencil face) AT Bombarda (piano key stencil face), AT Audio, AT Argyn.
Typefaces from 2014: AT Sudoku (each letter is actually a sudoku puzzle!), AT Tactica (tic tac toe voard), AT Sudoku+, AT Pixtensans, AT Ayna, AT Kerey, AT Giveaway, AT Lagman, AT Asotika, AT Tugan, AT Yertegi, AT Nudgera, AT Diagona, AT Golovkin (stencil typeface named after middleweight boxer Gennady GGG Golovkin), AT Arachis (stencil), AT Tugan (fat rounded sans), AT Baktera, AT Jumpa Jumpa (stencil), AT Nudgera, AT Digitta, AT Archaus, AT Ladya (ball terminal stencil), AT Yin Yang, At Keste, AT Yazyk (rounded stencil), AT Sulfurian (techno stencil), AT Fasten Your Seatbelts (diagonally cut stencil), AT Buckle Up (like AT Fasten Your Seatbelts), AT Droppix, AT Knitka (knitting font), AT Sagat, AT Wild Archid (african theme font), AT Steglo.
Typefaces from 2015: ATAday, ATArchistruct, ATAttache, ATBogomol, ATCastleryRock, ATChaperon, ATKitay (oriental simulation), ATQuba, ATRaushan, ATRoyal, ATShlanga, ATSkos, ATTrassa, AT Giveaway 4, AT Sherit, AT Ribborn.
Typefaces from 2016: ATArchaus2, ATArchistructOutline, ATDornach, ATDrogo, ATEnschede, ATExtrema, ATGiveawayNo5, ATGiveawayNo6, ATHadamard, ATTwelve, Windows Icon Font.
Typefaces from 2017: ATBals, ATBevelour, ATEsrever, ATHitchook, ATImagiro, ATLauda, ATMigdalia, ATRozalla, ATUniversiade, ATYangster, ATZabor, ATThinnetry.
Typefaces from 2018: KD Eight, KD Tramcar, KD Algae Brush, Forza Juve (inspired by Juventus FC's logo), KD Hachure (a multiline typeface family), KD Half Arc, KD Space Band, KD Hachure (+Inline, +Outline), KDAnniversary, Armiya (army stencil), KD Baba Yaga (multiline).
Typefaces from 2019: KD Para, KD Pempo (a multiline art deco font).
Typefaces from 2021: KD Ziberia (based on Antonio J. Morata's Ziberia typeface from 2011), KD Dekorat (a modular labyrinthine or Maya genre set of capital letters).
FontM link. Behance link. FontStruct link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Slovenian foundry which specializes in old typefaces found in old prints, books and samples. Typefaces are reproduced as they appeared in print. In order to preserve the original feel of typefaces, no additional characters were added to originals therefore most of fonts consist just of basic character set. Upper case letters, lower case letters, numerals and basic punctuation. It was set up in 2000 by Matevz Medja. Engraving style typefaces: Kludsky (2006), Garfield (2005), Copperplate Head (2005), Western Iron (2005), Cider (2005), French Shaded (2005), Tilt (2005). The blackletter typefaces: School Text (2005), Harlem Title (2005), Copperplate Text (2005), Black Title (2005), Chased Black (2005), Tinted (2005), Steeler (2005), Blackcap (2005). Calligraphic typefaces: Petite Script (2005), Autograph Script (2005), French Script (2005), Penman Script (2005), Magnolia Script (2005), Roundface Script (2005), Roundhand Script (2005). Other typefaces: American Shadow (2005), Lightface Extended (2005), Grotesque Shaded (2005), Gothic Ornate (2005), Antique Extra Condensed (2005), Antique Extended (2005), Ironlace (2005), Atlantique (2005), Mann (2005), Old Style Condensed (2005), Ribbon (2005), Salisbury Script (2005), Black Title Text (2005, blackletter), German Text (2005, blackletter), Archive Hands (2006, pointing fingers), Archive Woodchild (2006). Distressed typefaces: Archive Tale (2006), Archive Egipt Compressed (2006). In 2011, he published the Archive Garamond family, which is closer to the unpolished originals. The 2010 catalog has three parts:
View Archive Type / Matevz Medja's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Ariel Di Lisio
Head of the Department of Creating and Keeping Armenian fonts of the National Book Chamber in Yerevan, Armenia. Edik Ghabuzyan (b. 1952) has been creating Armenian computer fonts since about 1988---a total of about 300 digital fonts. In 1997, one of his fonts won the Best Font prize in HiArt Armenian Fonts competition. In 2005, his Vernatun and ArmTimesST fonts were awarded the main prizes and the Titghosagir the first prize in Mashtots-1600 Electronic Fonts competition. In 2006, several of his fonts won the main prizes in Armenian Schoolbook Fonts competition. He has designed Armenian letters in Unicode and later Latin, Cyrillic and Greek letters, preserving a uniform style /across the spectrum. Today, Edik Ghabuzyan works at the National Book Chamber of Armenia as the head of the section of Saving and Creating Armenian Fonts. He won several awards at Granshan 2008, and organized both Granshan 2008 and 2009.
He created (free) Armenian extensions of Microsoft's Tahoma, GHEA Tahoma (Regular, Bold), in 1996. His winning entries in Granshan 2009 include Aragast (for Cyrillic), Asparez, Parmani, Notgrir, and Diana.
He also designed Mariam, GHEA Tigran (2008, awarded the Grand price in the Granshan 2008 International Type Design competition), GHEA Koryun (2011), GHEA Gohar (2009), GHEA Aspet (2011), GHEA Lilit (2012, a nice text family), GHEA Narek (2012, a sans family with built-in contrasts), Mijnadaryan (2013), GHEA Arpi (2013), Avandakan (2013), GHEA Dvin (2014), GHEA Tatevik Display (art deco), GHEA Kamar (geometric avant garde sans), GHEA Katil (a plump display typeface related to the modern fat typefaces), GHEA Narek Serif, GHEA Aram.
Free official fonts of the Armenian Government: Grapalat, Mariam. Most of his fonts cover Latin, Greek, Cyrillic and Armenian.
A partial list of his typefaces: ASF Angela, ASF Angela Sans, ASF Daniel, ASF Daniel Sans, ASF Daniel Slant, ASF Dar21, ASF George, ASF Goga, ASF Library, AVH Arman, GHEA Anahit, GHEA Aragast, GHEA Araks, GHEA Aram (skeletally related to didone), GHEA Aram Display, GHEA Aram Title, GHEA Ararat, GHEA Aratta, GHEA Architect, GHEA Arpi, GHEA Ashot Erkat, GHEA Aspet, GHEA Ayb (2020: a multilingual sans typeface for Latin, Cyrillic (+Bulgarian Cyrillic, +Ukrainian Cyrillic) and Armenian), GHEA Ayg, GHEA Bekum, GHEA Bever, GHEA Biayna, GHEA Circle, GHEA Davit, GHEA Diana, GHEA Dvin, GHEA Erebuni, GHEA Gohar, GHEA Granshan (an 18-style sans) (2021), GHEA Hayk Davtyan, GHEA Hayk Title, GHEA Helvetica Geo, GHEA Heqiat, GHEA Kamar, GHEA Karpet, GHEA Kars, GHEA Katil, GHEA Khoragir Pro, GHEA Koryun, GHEA Lilit, GHEA Mymekh, GHEA Narek, GHEA Narek Display, GHEA Narek Poster, GHEA Narek Pro, GHEA Narek Serif, GHEA News (2021), GHEA Parisp, GHEA Pastar (2021), GHEA Petur, GHEA Samo (wedge serif) (2021), GHEA Script, GHEA Sepatar, GHEA Shooter (2020), GHEA Tamara (2021), GHEA Tatev, GHEA TatevikArt, GHEA Terti, GHEA Tigran Pro, GHEA Title, GHEA TitleSS, GHEA Urartu, GHEA Vanadzor, GHEA Vem, GHEA Vernagrayin, GHEA Warm (2021), GHEA VoskeDar, GHEA Yerevan, GHEA Yerevan Serif, GHEA Yerkar, GHEA Zartonk (2021: an 11-style display sans for Latin, Cyrillic and Armenian), GHEA Zeytun, HASH Ani, HASH Ani Soft, HASH Anna, HASH Anush, HASH Ashtghik, HASH Ashtghik Serif, HASH Eva, HASH Heqiati, HASH Hripsimeh, HASH Romantic, IT Grinnar, LGSH Liana, MAA Marieta, MAA Sergo.
GHEA Narek Display won an award at the Morisawa Type Design Competition 2014.
Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Geneva, Switzerland, who designed the avant garde sans typeface Avok in 2016. [Google] [More] ⦿
As a graphic design student in Auckland, New Zealand, Ashley Cook created the avant garde typeface Blank Space (2015). [Google] [More] ⦿
Design studio in Gijon, Spain, set up by Asturian designers Raul Garcia del Pomar and Ismael Gonzalez. One of them studied graphic design in Salamanca. Atipo produced the donationware typeface Cassannet in 2012. This beautiful sans typeface is modeled after art deco lettering by Cassandre. It was adjusted and expanded to six styles in 2016 as Cassannet Plus.
In 2012, they published the free twitterware round sans family Bariol, which has its own dedicated web page. This was followed by the wonderful set of icons called Bariol Icons. In 2015, they published the tweetware / donationware rounded typeface family Bariol Serif.
Typefaces from 2013: Salomé (a fat didone, +Stencil, +Italic, +Deco). Dedicated web page.
The text typeface Calendas (2011, Paula Gutierrez). Additional weights were custom-made for the magazine Town & Country.
They created a bespoke wayfinding font / icon set for London Luton Airport in 2014.
Typefaces from 2015: Geomanist---I guess the name comed from geometric and humanist. In general, I can't imagine a worse marriage but this one actually works.
Typefaces from 2016: Seville (a custom font for Fitbit Blaze, based on Bariol), Semcon (for the Swedish engineering firm Forsman & Bodenfors).
Typefaces from 2017: Archia (a technical / architectural sans family), Noway (Noway was originally designed as a corporate and signage typeface for London Luton Airport. It has 159 icons and five weights, and is an ideal wayfinding font family), Noway Round.
Typefaces from 2018: Solano & Catalan (a corporate typeface), Aceña (a corporate typeface), Silka (a geometric descendant of Futura), Musetta (a fashion mag thin sans), Basier (a Helvetica-style neutral sans family with horizontal and vertical terminals, with a choice of round or square tittles).
Typefaces from 2019: Parking (an all caps art deco by Marc Valli), Basier Mono, Bould, Chaney (caps only, for display).
Typefaces from 2020: Sawton (a 15-style monolinear condensed geometric sans family consisting of Circular, Industrial and Bauhaus subfamilies), Silka Mono, Wotfard (a malleable geometric sans: time for soulful functionality), Argesta (a fashion mag typeface).
Typefaces from 2021: Novela ( a rational serif for use in texts), Izoard and Izoard Soft (a monolinear sans inspired by the text on the monument atop the mythical Col d'Izoard in France which is frequently featured in the Tour de France), Strawford (a 14-style monolinear neo-geometric sans), Scilla Display ( an elegant high-contrast serif typeface inspired by the shapes of the flowers with sharp edges and organic curves).
Typefaces from 2022: N27 (an over-the-top hipster sans classified as avant-garde by Atipo), Stampa (an all caps sans serif typeface inspired by La Stampa's nameplate used by the weekly's sports supplement in Turin in 1902).
Behance link. Bariol site. Interview in 2012 by Unostiposduros. [Google] [More] ⦿
Australian designer of the thin geometric avant-garde style monoline sans Cumulus (2010), which was part of her Masters project. Behance link. Home page. Augusta lives in Adelaide. [Google] [More] ⦿
Article about Lubalin's Avant Garde (in German). A true product of the sixties, it draws severe criticism from today's designers. Ed Benguiat: The only thing that looks in Avant Garde is the word Avantgarde. Tony di Spigna: The most abused font in the world.
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John Berry muses about the quintessential seventies font, Avant Garde (Herb Lubalin) and the downfall of multiple master technology. Alex White explains its development, and how sublime it is when used as intended---all caps with lots of ligatures, crossing legs, and so forth. It was created for the cover of Avant Garde Magazine by Herb Lubalin and his group. This racy magazine (Jan 1968-mid 1971) was edited by Ralph Ginzburg (Eros). [Google] [More] ⦿
From the wiki: Avant-garde means "advance guard" or "vanguard". The adjective form is used in English, to refer to people or works that are experimental or innovative, particularly with respect to art, culture, and politics. Avant-garde represents a pushing of the boundaries of what is accepted as the norm or the status quo, primarily in the cultural realm. The notion of the existence of the avant-garde is considered by some to be a hallmark of modernism, as distinct from postmodernism. Many artists have aligned themselves with the avant-garde movement and still continue to do so, tracing a history from Dada through the Situationists to postmodern artists such as the Language poets around 1981.
Thus, avant-garde encompasses almost all innovative art that introduces discontinuities. Art movements that can be called avant-garde include constructivism, cubism, De Stijl, impressionism, pop art, and vorticism. Typographically speaking, many styles could or should be called avant-garde, but in my own pages, I prefer to use that term specifically for the typefaces that use the minimalist and geometric forms that can be seen in Lubalin's ITC Avant Garde, and its predecessors and followers.
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Emalie Mooren (Grand Rapids, MI) provides a great visual comparison between Avenir and Futura in a series of posters developed during her studies. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
In 2016, for school projects in Curitiba, Brazil, Thiago Rosa designed the monline avant garde sans typefaces La Belle (free) and Azor Avant (free). [Google] [More] ⦿
Born in 1876 in Utrecht, died in 1958 in Blaricum. Bart van der Leck was a Dutch painter and designer. With Theo van Doesburg and Piet Mondriaan he founded the De Stijl (abstract, geometric) art movement. In 1930, he was commissioned by Jo de Leeuw, owner of the prestigious Dutch department store Metz&Co. to design interiors, window packaging, branding and advertising. For these print materials van der Leck developed a rectilinear geometrically constructed alphabet. In 1941, he designed a typeface based on this alphabet for the avant-garde magazine Flax. One digital version of this typeface exists: Architype van der Leck (1994, by David Quay and Freda Sack of The Foundry). The wiki page writes: The typeface is geometrically constructed, and based upon an earlier stencil lettering alphabet van der Leck designed in the early 1930s for use in branding and advertising Jo de Leeuw's presigious Dutch department stores Metz&Co. The typeface shares structural similarities with Theo Van Doesburg's 1919 geometric alphabet, and anticipates later typographic explorations of geometric reductionism of Wim Crouwel's 1967 New Alphabet and early digital typefaces like Zuzana Licko's typefaces Lo-Res and Emperor 8.
One of his alphabets was creatively used by Marc ter Horst in Restaurant Walem.
In 2012, for an exhibition in Paris, Chloe Marchand designed a special van der Leck style poster. [Google] [More] ⦿
Great recommendations on how to choose a typeface for text at Before&After magazine: Character widths should be similar. For example, Futura or Avant Garde are bad. Medium height-to-width ratio, so no compressed types. Medium x-height. Small variations in stroke weight: out with the didones. No mirrors. Pick typefaces in which letters are sufficiently different. Avoid large counters. Avoid quirkiness. Their favorite text typefaces: Adobe Caslon (11/12.75pt), Adobe Garamond (11.5/12.75pt), ITC Stone Serif (9.5/12.75pt), Janson Text 55 Roman (10.5/12.75pt, Linotype). PDF file. [Google] [More] ⦿
Ashford, UK-based creator of the avant garde sans family Alvar Benjamin (2011), and a dada paper cut-out typeface (2012). Behance link. Another Behance link [this one goes to a Londoner, who made the dada face---they are possibly different Ben Greens]. He graduated in 2007 from The University of Kent at Canterbury. [Google] [More] ⦿
Student at Brighton University, Hastings, UK. He created the thin avant-garde type family Quantis (2012). [Google] [More] ⦿
During his studies in Cardiff, Wales, Benjamin Crooke created the avant garde typeface Bar Sanctuary (2015). [Google] [More] ⦿
Aka Jonathon the Dog, Benjamin Weymann is located in Kassel, Germany. Behance link. Yay (2011) is a thin elegant geometric avant-garde (or vogue) face. [Google] [More] ⦿
Berserker Studio is Christopher Mooij's graphic design studio in Monterrey, Mexico. He created La Revolucion and Green in 2009. He designed the hairline geometric typefaces This is her type (2010) and BRSRKR (2010), and the experimental geometric typefaces Bibo (2010), Nova (2010) and Balla (2010). At the end of 2010, he started work on a big avant garde sans family called República Sans. Raw (2011) is a modular experimental face. Behance link. Cargo Collective link. Another Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Beta is the company of Tanawat Sakdawisarak, a graduate of the Faculty of Visual Communication Arts and Graphic Design at Assumption University in Bangkok. It sells fonts and EPS format typefaces through YWFT, all more or less alchemic in nature.
In 2009, Tanawat designed several Latin and Thai typefaces such as Bedhead Sweet (avant-garde face) and Bedhead Sway (paper-fold face).
In 2012, he and Praire Kongpairin co-designed the alchemic hieroglyph-inspired typeface Saita (available at Ten Dollar Fonts). Still in 2012, he created YWFT Roland (an EPS format ornamental caps face), Baltic and Whiskey in a related style. YWFT Dogma (2012) is an EPS caps typeface based on the same design principles.
In 2013, he published the EPS vector set YWFT Pipe and writes: It's not a flatbed truck, it's a series of tubes, and this totally tubular Pipe will carry you down the water slide to bubble town before you can say "pop art." A little touch of Nintendo, some extra olive juice, and a green Jell-o chaser make for this bubbling EPS vector handset, containing two different styles: flat and glossy/reflection. In 2015, a regular font family was published. King (2013) is an alchemic EPS forrmat typeface family.
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During her graphic design studies in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria, Betina Todorova created the avant garde typeface Orbita (2016) for Latin and Cyrillic. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Monterrey, Mexico. She created a couple of typefaces in 2012, including Bimore (avant-garde). [Google] [More] ⦿
Bjorn Capens (possibly from Beveren and/or Antwerpen, Belgium) made these typefaces at Fontasia International in the mid 1990s: Blake (an avant-garde typeface after the comic strip album Blake and Mortimer), Suske en Wiske, Karolingisch, and Unciaal. The original link disappeared. Alternate URL. Blake is at Dafont.
A sad comment: In 2014, the Blake font was claimed by a certain Rebecka Danielle and posted on Fontspace. [Google] [More] ⦿
Swedish designer born in 1924 in Stockholm. He says of himself: Compositor, Linotype operator, teacher of typography. Type designer in a small matrix factory 1950-51. Calligrapher, book designer, author, lecturer and trade mark specialist. Now retired, but does type design as a hobby and to special orders for museums, ad agencies, companies and even to private persons. His typefaces:
Pelle Anderson interviews Bo Berndal. Bitstream write-up. Agfa/Monotype write-up. Author of Typiskt typografiskt (Fisher and co, 1990). MyFonts page. Linotype page. MyFonts interview. FontShop link. Klingspor link. View Bo Berndal's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
BombHaus Digital Foundry
This used to be a foundry until some time in 2001 (old URL gone). It had nice free fonts such as AtomicBomb, BombCindy, BombCircuit, BombDaja, BombRazor, BombSchnakendoodle, BreastBomb, CherryCoke, CherryNeptune, FireBomb, HydrogenBomb, MailBomb (old typewriter), NeutronBomb, ObcessedBomb, StinkBomb, BombGrunge, BombNew, CherryBomb, and the beautiful avant-garde fonts Ticking Bomb and Time Bomb. Seems like most fonts were by David M. Debus (Venice Beach, CA) but Kristine M. Laca (now Kristine Debus) was also mentioned on the web page. Fontspace link. Dafont link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Cologne-based group of type designers, founded in 1996: Guido Schneider, Hartmut Schaarschmidt, Martin Bauermeister, René Tillmann, Rolf Zaremba. There are many original free fonts here: Amnesia (René Tillmann; now also sold by URW), Anorexia (G. Schneider, 1996), Battery, Battery Seriph, Battery Leak (Tuschemann, 1996), Matula (G. Schneider, 1997), Nobody (G. Schneider), Paul D (Guido Schneider, 1996), Sanctus, SubZero (Guido Schneider, 1996), SynkopSemi, Veto, Visitor (R. Zaremba, 1996), BiaBia (very avant-garde, G. Schneider, 1996), Corpa Gothic (sold by URW++), Cuba (G. Schneider, 1997), Hone (Piano Dog, 1996), Saw, SoloSans (G. Schneider, 1996), Souper, Styptic, Fluxgold (slabserif, G. Schneider 1999), Rotwang (G. Schneider 1998), Styptic (Tuschemann, 1995), Stoneman (Tuschemann, 1998), Jaruselsky (1997, G. Schneider). Well, that is, these fonts have just the basic alphabet and all numbers 3 and 6 have been removed. The full versions are ultra-expensive, at about 110DM per weight (typically, 4 weights per font). More fonts: Temptice (dingbat by A. Groborsch/G. Schneider 98/99, 80DM), Tara (G. Schneider, 1998, 240DM), Corpa Serif (G. Schneider 1998), Fiona Serif, Slab and Script family (2003, G. Schneider). URW marketed these fonts: BF Anorexia, BF Corpa Gothic, BF Corpa Serif, BF Cuba, BF Fluxgold, BF Invicta, BF Jaruselsky, BF Matula, BF Nobody, BF Paul'D, BF Rotwang, BF Solo Sans, BF Stoneman, BF Stypic, BF SubZero, BF Tara.
Custom fonts by Schneider: Girato (Giraffentoast), Fiona (MDR - Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk), Sion Script (Sion Brauerei), Supralux (Super RTL). He is working on Veltro Pro (a script) and Breite Kanzlei (blackletter).
MyFonts sells BF Anorexia (a grunge typeface by Schneider), BF Corpa Gothic (a DIN-like family done in 1997 by Schneider), Corpa Gothic Pro (a 2019 revival of Corpa Gothic), BF Corpa Serif (1997, a slab serif family by Schneider), BF Cuba (a pixel typeface by Schneider), Fiona Script (2006, connected), Fiona Serif, BF Fiona Slab (2006, Guido Schneider), BF Fluxgold (1998, Schneider), BF Invicta (2006, a roman inscriptional family by Schneider), BF Jaruselsky (1997, Guido Schneider), BF Matula (1996, an organic typeface by Guido Schneider), BF Nobody (1995, a roman typeface by Schneider with pointy experimental serifs), BF Paul D (a grunge blackletter typeface by Schneider), BF Rotwang (1997, a transitional typeface by Guido Schneider), BF Solo Sans (1995, Schneider's grotesk family), BF Stoneman (1997, a decorative poster typeface by Schneider), BF Styptic (a grunge paperclip typeface by Schneider), BF Sub Zero (experimental, by Schneider), BF Tara (1999, a humanist sans family by Schneider), BF Girando Pro (a garalde made by Guido Schneider in 2010).
Typefaces from 2018: BF Rotwang Pro (a redesign by Schneider of his 1997 typeface, BF Rotwang; named after C.L. Rotwang, the inventor of the Mensch-Maschine from the film Metropolis (1925/1926), BF Rotwang relates to the high-contrast transitional and didone styles), BF Konkret Grotesk Pro (a 16-style grotesk family by Guido Schneider with over 1500 glyphs per font).
Typefaces from 2021: BF Garant (a 20-style geometric sans with open counters, tapered spurs and diagonal cut ascenders and descenders).
View Guido Schneider's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Graphic artist in Racine, WI. Her Nouveau Font (2013) is a school project---its name suggests art nouveau, but it is actually an avant-garde font. [Google] [More] ⦿
Brenda Muñoz Muro Amarillo is a Nexican graphic designer. In 2017, she published the free avant-garde monoline sans typeface Lilith. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Typeface classification according to "British Standards 2961:1967" (or BS 2961), British Standards Institution, London, 1967.
Graphic designer in Hanover, Germany, who studied at FHH in Hanover. Behance link. Another Behance link. She is experimenting with letters, and designed letters by dissolving ink in water (Tinten in Wasser), such as in the Sepia alphabet (2009). Connected (2009) is another experimental alphabet. There is also the avant-garde Sepia family (2009). Fency (2009) uses fences to populate the glyphs. High Five (2010) is a monoline geometric hairline sans. Poster. [Google] [More] ⦿
Brazilian designer of the Avant Garde-inspired Ultravioleta (2008). I am unsure if this Dafont designer of Huggies (2012, an uncial typeface made with FontStruct) is the same Bruno Camargo. [Google] [More] ⦿
Porto Alegre, Brazil-based designer of the new deco / avant garde typeface Avant Vita Gothic (2017). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Büro für Gestaltung Janssen
Büro für Gestaltung Janssen, or Janssen Design, is located in Hamburg. It is involved in print, screen, animation, corporate and type design, and was founded in 2002 by Sylvia and Daniel Janssen. Together, they designed these typefaces:
FontShop link. Klingspor link. T26 link.
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Calligraphics is Paul Veres' outfit in Berkeley, CA. Paul Veres was born in 1944 in Budapest, and started out as a calligrapher and graphic designer. He is the creator of Caterina (1999-2004, Psy/Ops; a calligraphic sans used in some places by movie director Francis Ford Coppola), and of Linotype Banjoman Roman (1996, an avant-garde font) and Linotype Aperto at Linotype (1995-1996: a lapidary typeface).
Fonts at Calligraphics: Caterina (1998), Aperto (1995, a stressed sans family), Harmonica (2005, script), DemiTasse (2001), Gargoyle (2001, a rounded informal script) and Espresso (2001).
FontShop link. Linotype link. Klingspor link. View Paul Veres's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Bogota, Colombia-based designer of the stylish avant garde display typeface Geometrica (2016), which was inspired by Jacques Tati's movie Play Time (1973). [Google] [More] ⦿
Carlos Winkow is a version of his original name, Carl Winckow. Winkow (1882-1952) was born in Sömmerda, Germany but worked in Spain from 1909 until 1934 for Richard Gans, in Germany from 1936 until 1939 for Norddeutschen Schriftgiesserei in Berlin, and in Spain again from 1940 onwards at Fundicion Tipografica Nacional in Madrid. His typefaces include
Linotype page. Klingspor link. FontShop link. View some digital versions of Winkow's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Carta & Carta
Fortaleza, Brazil-based designer of the free thin hipster typeface Votu (2017). They explain: Some of the elements were inspired by the Brazilian indigenous typology. Votu means 'wind' in Tupi-guarani (Brazilian indian language). The font was originally designed for the Matheus Santiago new album. All the images presented here have a free license (Kawahara Keiga, 1823-1829 / Zacharias Wagener, 1641). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Indianapolis-based designer of the avant-garde typeface Ooops (2011). [Google] [More] ⦿
CAT Design Wolgast
Wolgast-based type designer Peter Wiegel (b. 1955) runs CAT Design Wolgast. Designer of these free fonts:
Dafont link. One more URL. Fontspace link. Yet another URL. Font Squirrel link. Fontsy link.
The list of his truetype and opentype typefaces as of 2011: 18thCenturyInitials, 18thCenturyKurrentStart, 18thCenturyKurrentText, Alfabilder, AlteDIN1451Mittelschrift, AlteDIN1451Mittelschriftgepraegt, AmptmannScript, ApolloASM, Avocado, Barnroof, BerlinEmail, BerlinEmail2, BerlinEmailBold, BerlinEmailBold, BerlinEmailHeavy, BerlinEmailHeavy, BerlinEmailOutline, BerlinEmailOutline, BerlinEmailSchaddow, BerlinEmailSchaddow, BerlinEmailSemibold-Bold, BerlinEmailSemibold-Bold, BerlinEmailSerif, BerlinEmailSerif, BerlinEmailSerifSemibold, BerlinEmailSerifSemibold, BerlinEmailSerifShadow, BerlinEmailWideSemibold, BerlinEmailWideSemibold, Beroga, Beroga, BerogaFettig-Bold, BerogaFettig-Bold, BertholdMainzerFrakturUNZ1A-Italic, BertholdMainzerFrakturUNZ1A, BertholdrMainzerFraktur, Blankenburg-Regular, BlankenburgUNZ1A-Italic, BlankenburgUNZ1A, CasaSans-Regular, CasaSans, CasaSansFettig-Bold, CatShop, CentreClaws, CentreClawsBeam1, CentreClawsSlant, ChunkFiveEx, CntgenKanzley-Regular, CntgenKanzleyAufrecht, DIN1451fetteBreitschrift1936-Regular, DiscipuliBritannica, DiscipuliBritannicaBold, Doergon-Regular, DoergonBackshift, DoergonShift, DoergonWave-Regular, Elb-Tunnel, Elb-TunnelSchatten, Elbaris, ElbarisOutline, ElficCaslin, EricaType-Bold, EricaType-BoldItalic, EricaType-Italic, EricaType-Regular, ErikaOrmig, Eureka, FibelNord-Bold, FibelNord-BoldItalic, FibelNord-Italic, FibelNord, FibelNordKontur, FibelSued-Bold, FibelSued-BoldItalic, FibelSued-Italic, FibelSued, FibelSuedKontur, GoeschenFraktur, GoeschenFrakturUNZ1A-Italic, GoeschenFrakturUNZ1A, Gondrin, GreifswalderTengwar-Regular, GreifswalerDeutscheSchrift, GruenewaldVA-Regular, GruenewaldVA1.Klasse, GruenewaldVA3.Klasse, H1N1, HelvetiaVerbundene, KochFetteDeutscheSchrift, KochFetteDeutscheSchriftUNZ1A-Italic, KochFetteDeutscheSchriftUNZ1A, LeipzigFrakturBold, LeipzigFrakturHeavy-ExtraBold, LeipzigFrakturLF-Bold, LeipzigFrakturLF-Normal, LeipzigFrakturNormal, LeipzigFrakturUNZ1A-Bold, LeipzigFrakturUNZ1A-BoldItalic, LeipzigFrakturUNZ1A-Italic, LeipzigFrakturUNZ1A, Luxembourg1910, Luxembourg1910Contur, Luxembourg1910Ombre, MMX2010-Regular, Maassslicer3D, Maassslicer3D, MaassslicerItalic, MaassslicerItalic, Makushka, MakushkaKontura, MakushkaQuadriga, MakushkaSecunda, MeyneTextur, MeyneTexturUNZ1A-Italic, MeyneTexturUNZ1A, Midroba-Regular, MidrobaSchatten, Moderne3DSchwabacher, ModerneFetteSchwabacher, ModerneFetteSchwabacherUNZ1A-Italic, ModerneFetteSchwabacherUNZ1A, ModerneGekippteSchwabacher, MoradoFelt-Regular, MoradoMarker, MoradoNib, MoradoSharp-Regular, Murrx, Nathan-CondensedRegular, Nathan-ExpandedRegular, Nathan-Semi-expandedRegular, Nathan, NathanAlternates-CondensedRegular, NathanAlternates-ExpandedRegular, NathanAlternates-Semi-expandedRegular, NathanAlternates, Nomitais, Nomitais, Numikki, Numukki-Italic, Numukki-Italic, Numukki, Powerweld, PreussischeIV44Ausgabe3, PreussischeIV44Ausgabe3, PreussischeVI9, PreussischeVI9Linie, PreussischeVI9Schatten-Linie, PreussischeVI9Schatten, Proletarsk, Prsent60, Quimbie, Quimbie3D, QuimbieShaddow, QuimbieUH, Quirkus-Bold, Quirkus-BoldItalic, Quirkus-Italic, Quirkus, QuirkusOut, QuirkusUpsideDown, RostockKaligraph, RotundaPommerania, RotundaPommeraniaUNZ1A-Italic, RotundaPommeraniaUNZ1A, Rudelskopfdeutsch-Aufrecht, SchatternvonPreussischeVI9, Schulfibel-Nord-Linie-2, SchwabenAlt-Bold, SchwabenAltUNZ1A-Italic, SchwabenAltUNZ1A, Stage, StrassburgFraktur-Regular, TGL0-16, TGL0-17, TGL0-17Alt, TGL31034-1, TGL31034-1, TGL31034-2, TGL31034-2, Tank, TengwarOptime, TengwarOptimeDiagon, TitilliumMaps29L-1wt, TitilliumMaps29L-400wt, TitilliumMaps29L-800wt, TitilliumMaps29L-999wt, TitilliumText22L-1wt, TitilliumText22L-250wt, TitilliumText22L-400wt, TitilliumText22L-600wt, TitilliumText22L-800wt, TitilliumText22L-999wt, TitilliumTitle20, UtusiStar-Bold, UtusiStar, VarietScala, Varietee, VarieteeArtist, VarieteeCabaret, VarieteeCascadeur, VarieteeCasino, VarieteeCirque, VarieteeColege, VarieteeConferencier, VarieteeFolies, VarieteeIkarier, VarieteeJongleur, VarieteeMirage, VarieteeRevue, VarieteeTheatre, Via-A-Vis, Vrng, Waschkueche, Waschkueche, WaschkuecheGrob-Ultra, WaschkuecheGrob-Ultra, WiegelKurrent, WiegelKurrent, WiegelKurrentMedium, WiegelKurrentMedium, WiegelLatein, WiegelLateinMedium, WolgastScript, WolgastScript, WolgastTwo, WolgastTwo, WolgastTwoBold, WolgastTwoBold, XAyax, XAyax, XAyaxOutline, XAyaxOutline, YiggivooUnicode-Italic, YiggivooUnicode-Italic, YiggivooUnicode, YiggivooUnicode, YiggivooUnicode3D-Italic, YiggivooUnicode3D-Italic, YiggivooUnicode3D, YiggivooUnicode3D, ZeichenDreihundert-Regular, ZeichenDreihundertAlt, ZeichenHundert-Regular, ZeichenHundertAlt, ZeichenVierhundert-Regular, ZeichenZweihundert-Regular, ZeichenZweihundertAlt, cbe-Bold, cbe-BoldItalic, cbe-Italic, cbe, kaufhalle, kaufhalle, kaufhalleblech, kaufhalleblech, moebius.
His type 1 fonts as of 2011: Avocado, BerlinEmail, BerlinEmail2, BerlinEmailBold, BerlinEmailHeavy, BerlinEmailOutline, BerlinEmailSchaddow, BerlinEmailSemibold-Bold, BerlinEmailSerif, BerlinEmailSerifSemibold, BerlinEmailSerifShadow, BerlinEmailWideSemibold, Beroga, BerogaFettig-Bold, CasaSans, Elb-Tunnel, Elb-TunnelSchatten, Maassslicer3D, MaassslicerItalic, Numukki-Italic, Numukki, Powerweld, PreussischeIV44Ausgabe3, Quimbie, QuimbieUH, RostockKaligraph, TGL31034-1, TGL31034-2, UtusiStar-Bold, UtusiStar, Waschkueche, WaschkuecheGrob-Ultra, WolgastScript, WolgastTwo, WolgastTwoBold, YiggivooUnicode-Italic, YiggivooUnicode, YiggivooUnicode3D-Italic, YiggivooUnicode3D, cbe-Bold, cbe-BoldItalic, cbe-Italic, cbe, kaufhalle, kaufhalleblech.
A list of typefaces in alphabetical order, with descriptive comments provided by Reynir Heidberg Stefansson from Iceland: 18th Century Kurrent (Kurrent-style handwriting, Wiegel-coded), Alfabilder (Alphabetic picture font for the German alphabet), Amptmann Script (Partly-connected, upright writing, used on Prussian Railways pattern drawings), ApolloASM (Jugendstil, vaguely resembling an ornate Bocklin), Avocado (Handwriting, broad-nib pen-style), Berlin Email (Narrow sans-serif, based on emailled signage; Wiegel-coded), Berlin Email Serif (Narrow serif, based on emailled signage; Wiegel-coded), Beroga (All-minuscule, rounded marker-style sans-serif with ca. 8° slope), Berthold Mainzer Fraktur (Fraktur in Wiegel (Regular only) and UNZ1(A) coding), Blankenburg (Semicondensed Tannenberg in Wiegel (Regular only) and UNZ1(A) coding), Casa Sans (Squarish, broad-nib pen-style block writing), CatShop (Serif, soft of an acid-washed didone), cbe Normal (Sans-serif, narrow, somewhat cuneiform), Centre Claws (Sans-serif, Art Deco display, a bit like Broadway), Cöntgen Kanzlei (Cöntgen Kanzley) (Fraktur-based calligraphy by Heinrich Hugo Cöntgen, Wiegel coding), DiffiKult (Sans-serif, display, no horizontal lines), DIN 1451 fette Breitschrift 1936 (The now-withdrawn Wide version of DIN 1451 traffic font), Discipuli Britannica (UK school handwriting), Doergon (Slab-serif, narrow-ish, all majuscule), CAT Eckmann, Elabris (Elbaris) (Sans-serif, caps/smallcaps, shades of DIN1451 Engschrift), Elb-Tunnel (Sans-serif, based on signage in the old Elbe tunnel in Hamburg), Elbic Caslon (Elfic Caslon, Elfic Caslin) (a Caslon for the Queen Galadriel), Erika Type (Erica Type) (Slab-serif, typewriter, comes from Wiegel's old Erika typewriter), Eureka (Serif, caps/smallcaps, Art Deco/Jugendstil), Fibel Nord (2009, sans-serif, based on German school primer), Fibel Sued (2009, sans-serif, based on German school primer), Fibel Vienna (Sans-serif, based on Austrian school primer), Fundamental Brigade (Sans-serif, geometric, some UNZ1 ligatures), Göschen Fraktur (Goeschen Fraktur) (Fraktur with a biblical feel, Wiegel (Rg only) and UNZ1 coding), Gondrini (Gondrin) (Sans-serif, geometric, display, shaded outlines, cookie-cutter), Greifswalder Deutsche Schrift (Handwriting, based on Rudolf Koch's Offenbacher Kurrent, Wiegel coding), Greifswalder Tengwar (Tengwar handwriting in Offenbach style), Gruenewald VA (Latin-style schoolhand, Wiegel coding), H1N1 (Heavy display typeface made of parallel wavetrains), Hardman (Heavy, wide, squarish logotype with connecting letters), Helvetia Verbundene (Swiss handwriting), Immermann (Display, resembles a seriffed Radio/Rundfunk, UNZ1 coding), Kaufhalle (Display, recreation of HO Kaufhalle logotype), Koch Fette Deutsche Schrift (Very plain fraktur, Wiegel (Rg only) and UNZ1 coding), Leipzig Fraktur (Fraktur for bread text, Wiegel coding), Leipzig Fraktur UNZ1A (Fraktur for bread text), Luxembourg 1910 (Sans-serif, Jugendstil display typeface from old spice drawers), Maass Slicer (Maassslicer) (Sans-serif, oblique display face, orig. logotype), Makushka (Sort-of an Elabris with minuscules, looks overlayable), Men Nefer (Slab-serif, geometric, UNZ1 coding), Midroba (Spur-serif, display, all-majuscule, heavy, octal), MMX2010 (Sans-serif, display, caps/smallcaps, TV game machine feel), Moderne Schwabacher (Heavily reworked, Wiegel coding), Moderne Fette Schwabacher UNZ1A (Heavily reworked, Wiegel coding), Möbius (moebius) (Sans-serif, display, bicolour (u/c = non-spacing fills, l/c = spacing outlines)), Morado (Connected handwriting with nib or marker pen), Murrx (Heavy display typeface made from ellipsoids on NE-SW axis), Mutter Krause (Serif, slanting, Jugendstil-feel), CAT Neuzeit and CAT Neuzeit Schatten (2012-2014), Nathan (Slab-serif, hand-drawn.), Nomatais (Nomitais) (Elabris with multiple levels of outlines), Numukki (Conlang, knotted-line, good for separators and scenebreaks), Powerweld (Sans-serif, Bauhaus style, all-minuscule), Präsent 60 (PI font with various East German logos), Preussische IV 44 (PreussischeIV44Ausgabe3) (Repro of Prussian Railways pattern type IV 44 version 3), Preussische VI 9 (Repro of Prussian Railways pattern type VI 9 version 2), Proletarsk (Sans-serif, monoline, doubled-up questionmark), Quast (Brush type, all-majuscule, very rough outline), Quimbie (Sans-serif, all-majuscule, resembles Amelia), Quirkus (Sans-serif), Ring Matrix (LED matrix with ring LEDs, solid LEDs and ring LEDs with shadow), Rostock Kaligraph (Very round calligraphy, resembles rotunda), Rotunda Pommerania (Rotunda style, Wiegel-code (Regular only) or UNZ1-coded), Rudelskopf deutsch (Sans-serif, based on Kurrent-style letterforms), Schwaben Alt (Schwabacher in Wiegel- (Rg only) or UNZ1-coding.), Stage (Sans-serif, narrow, Art Deco, fleeting taste of Broadway), Strassburg Fraktur (Handwritten fraktur, ornate majuscules, Wiegel-coding), Tank (PI font with (gas/petrol) tank station logos), TengwarOptime (Optima for Tengwar), TGL 0-16/0-17 (East German versions of DIN 16 and DIN 17 blueprint types), TGL 31034-1, TGL 31034-2 (East German versions of DIN 6776 / DIN EN ISO 3098 blueprint types), Utusi Star (Sans-serif, slight resemblance with Rundfunk), Varieté (Sans-serif, all-majuscule or caps/smallcaps), Vis-A-Vis (Serif, all-majuscule, split in middle), Volk Redis (Kurrent handwriting, anno 1930-1941), Vrångö (LED matrix type like Ring Matrix), Waschküche (Serif, resembles Antykwa Torunska), Wiegel Kurrent (Kurrent-style handwriting), Wiegel Latein (Latin-style handwriting), Wolgast Script (Sloppy-looking handwriting with a broad-nib pen), Wolgast Two (Latin/Cyrillic handwriting), XAyax (Serif, Jugendstil, narrow, all-majuscule), Yiggivoo Unicode (Sans-serif, wide, tall x, board game packaging feel), Youbilee (PI font with various jubilee laurels), Verkehrszeichen (Zeichen) (PI fonts with traffic signs (in layers)), Verkehrszeichen alt (Zeichen Alt) (PI fonts with old traffic signs (in layers)).
Abstract Fonts link. Dafont link. Kernest link. Klingspor link. CAT Fonts link. Fontesk link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Malaysian designer (b. 1984) based in Petaling Jaya.
Creator of these typefaces in 2012: Afro, Stitches (stitch font), Pop Jazz, Galah Panjang, Bunga Cengkih, Senandung Malam (Victorian all caps family), Kunang Kunang, Raja Drama (hairline avant garde sans), Piring Hitam (Peignotian sans), Dayang Senandung (hairline caps), Kaberet (a squarish outlined typeface), Kata Bidalan (hairline sans), Halusinasi (hallucination), Pak Pandir, Primadona, Mohsuri, Badang (a strong sans), Si LuNcai (monoline geometric sans), Kata Bidalon (a hairline avant garde sans), ContenG (grungy), Chempaka, Retak Seribu, Batik Indo (a textured typeface), Berus Rambut Kuda, Usang (sketched face), Songket (textured caps), Ugly Hand Writing, Dedaun (floriated), The Garden (ornamental caps), Seni Pop (a textured typeface), Modern Kerawang (ornamental caps), Cakar Ayam (scratchy hand), Sticky Notes, and Kerawang (ornamental caps).
Typefaces from 2013: Selari (bilined), Haru Biru (bilined).
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UK-based designer who created a Herb Lubalin poster in 2010. [Google] [More] ⦿
During his studies in in Suffolk, Ipswich, UK-based Charlie Boyden created an untitled avant garde typeface (2014). Also in 2014, he created the Bauhaus-inspired typeface Circles. [Google] [More] ⦿
During his studies in the UK, Charlie Middleton created the avant-garde sans typeface family Deko (2013). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Californian designer (b. 1993) with a great motto: No I won't design something just for you. If I make it, it has to be publicly available.
Creator of Liquid Crystal (2012, the ultimate LCD typeface family), Linkin Park (2012), Unbound Pro (2012, a free industrial stencil typeface), Adele, a monoline avant garde sans headline face, modeled after the cover of the CD album Adele 21 by singer and song writer Adele. Couture Bold (2012, free font) is a solid thick sans all caps typeface based on the Chanel logo.
Open Font Library link. Home page. Devian tart link. Aka styrofoamballs. [Google] [More] ⦿
Chequered Ink (est. 2015) is a two-man design studio consisting of Daniel Johnston (b. 1993) and Allison James (b. 1991; Allison is a reincarnation of Andrew McCluskey). Their business is based in Bath, England but they currently reside in Newport, Wales. Before 2015, Andrew McCluskey operated as NAL Games. That font collection was merged with Chequered Ink. As of early 2019, they designed 912 fonts, virtually all downloadable at Fontspace. For detailed attributions, we have:
Typefaces from 2015, mostly made with FontStruct: Heartbeat Synchronicity, Sawchain, Man Flu, Ace Adventure, Disco Nectar, Hex Girlfriend, Future Now, Lycra, Rygarde (pixel font), Empire Straight (avant garde caps), Kitty Katastrophe, Gang Wolfik Craze, O.K.Retro, Xxrdcore, the blocky sans serif Horticulture, the modular angular Heartbreaker, Ninja Thing, Fort Brewith, Urgently, Baxter's Slab (heavy octagonal style), Lady Radical (pixel font), Provisionary, Quickfyr, Vermin Vore, Even Stevens.
Typefaces from 2016: Sportscream, Assvssin, Brandsom (ransom note font), BromineCocktail, DestinationMercury, Eviscera, Halloween*Heresy, IReallyReallyReallyReallyReallyReallyLikeFonts, Viadukt, Yetimology, Indocorno, Overdose Sunrise (dry brush), Happy Talk, Camaraderie, Death Hector (sci-fi), Scones And Crossbows, Casual Softcore, Notepads & Roleplay, Order in Chaos, Stencil of Destiny, ViceVersus, Magenta Flow, Prick Habit, Go Faster, BlackboardRovers, Caperput, Chavelite, Lovecraftimus, RawhideRaw2016, SmackLaidethDown2016, SmackLaidethDown2016Oblique, Pelode, The Nineties Called They Want Their Font Back, You Can't Kill Old School, Thoroughbred, Card Shark, Sheeping Dogs, Zen Monolith, The Joy Facade, Cerulean Nights, Pounds of Violence, Altered Quest (octagonal), Thrash Decision (dripping paint font), Afroed Dizzy Yak (handcrafted style), Circulus (octagonal style), 53 Dollars and 92 Cents, Endless Boss Battle (pixel font), Guest Circus Paradiso, Niagaraphobia (sans), Noseblood (squarish italic), Shake Your Plums, The Light Brigade (trekkie font), Beautiful Heartbeat (handcrafted), Poisoned Paradigm (dripping paint font), Development Hell (modular), Energetic Star (stencil), Men Down (display or poster type), Apple Korea (Hangul emulation typeface), Zdyk Capricorn, CQ Mono (a rounded monoline monospaced sans programming font), Pyrsing, Executionist, Mono a Mano (pixel typeface), Toxico, Swiggity (hexagonal), Mono a Mano (pixel font), Dissolved Exchange, Thundercover, Hors d'oeuvres The Garter, Distortion Dos Digital, Acetate, Arcapulse, ChelseaSmile, Headshots, Here&NotFound, IregulaTo, Japers, MidnightsontheShore, RallyBlade, Sothin (a great ultra-condensed squarish typeface), VerminVibes4Helium, 6Cells, DistortionDosAnalogue, SpotMonkey, Summoners, UnderwearProtest (Piano key style), VerminVibes4, Shapeshifters, Puerto Magnifico (Mexican party style font), Zdyk Gemini (intergalactic font), Bones To Your Generic Script Font, Breathe Fire (medieval style), Escalatio (hipster style), Pocket Monka (beatnik style), Jack Frost, Hiruleon, Cfour, CrystalCathedral, DigitalDust (LED font), DotLirium, Griefmachine, KillerCollege, OfMaidsandMen (oriental emulation typeface), Red Dragons, Grimeplex, Iron Amore, Twizzled, ZedSaid, Vermin Vibes, Major League Duty (military stencil), Moist (dripping paint font), Wondertribute, Of the Blue Colour of her Eyes, Anastasia (script).
Typefaces from 2017: Technoma (rounded sans), Gothiqua, Tune Up De Ting, Diary of an 8-bit mage, Night Machine, The Wastes of Space, Nuernberg Messe, Torque Sense, Crevice Stencil, Glitch Slop, Balloonatic, Typist's Pseudonym, Flob Out A Bork, Tumbling Down (grungy), Onomber, Have a Banana (angular style), Not The Far East (oriental simulation font), Electric Shocker, Lady Radical 2 (pixel), AmidVerrion, Basilisk, Beillingsday, Butcher the Baker (a gory brush), CQ-Full-Stretch, Chillit, Diagon, Durmstrong, Embryonoid, Gravedigger, Gridget (gridded), Gridlocked, Hannover-Messe-Sans, Hannover-Messe-Serif (pixel), Ineptic, I Shot the Serif, JesusFrank, Messe Muenchen (slab serif), Ode-to-Idle-Gaming, Punishment (grungy stencil), Rumutocu (squarish), Slitter, Slim Stradiva, Supercarver, Technoma, VitruvianMan, VoiceInMyHead, Riemann Theatre (art deco), The Messenger, Revengeance, Pimlico, North to South, Qui Finn, Oganesson, Xmas Sweater Stitch, Tinsel Christmas, Inky Thin Pixels, Saint Knick Knack, Cookie Cutter Culture, Talking Baseball, Balls of Bastille, Vegan Abattoir, Oxen Crossbow, Thumbs Down, Enter the Harbinger, Im Not Like Most Fonts, We Used To Be Friends, Trendgetter, Strings Theory, Carnival trash, The Life of Flight, Sci Auralieph (rounded sci-fi style), Foreplayer, Pixel or GTFO, Block Stock, Unability, Swore Games (military stencil), Clintwood (Western, spurred), Floral Compass, Skull and Void, Weymouth Ribbon (7 pixel font), Four Mad Dogs, Blaize, Chisholm Heliport, ConfettiWestern, EdgyMarker, Ganymedian, Klein Bottle, LeipzigerMesse, LifeInTheFastLane, Messe-Duesseldorf, MilestoneOutline, Oilrig, QueenofClubs, Peking Assignment, Racetrack-Stencil (trilined typeface), RodentRage, Spoopy Ghost Pixels, SquareRaising, Whisperer, ZdykLibra, Equalize (sci-fi), Helicopta (sci-fi), Saveloy, Hangar Nine, Robo Arriba (a font with Mexican-patterned texture), Clutching Toth, Freestyling Centipede, Idiot Stax, Lorra Lorra Dates (an image font simulated on FontStruct), Rampant, Typingrad (constructivist), Lovesauce (squarish), Scaremonger, Happy Accidents, Aztechno (Mexican Aztec culture emulation typeface), BeastofRage, ComicKhazi, DaisyRoots, DogRough (ink splatter font), Drowsy, FrankfurtMesse-Serif, FrankfurtMesse-Wide, FrontPageSupplement, HipsterHandGrenade, MerrimentHelicopter, OffspringRemorse, PlacktheHanet, RevolutionWillBeHypnotised, SomersetBarnyard, Almond Rocks, Gridking, Rollcage (circle-themed sans), Satire, Some Kinda Madness, Blackletter Buffoonery, Toe the Lineless, Merriment Helicopter, Revolution Will Be Hypnotised, Long Haired Freaky People, Sui Coward, Pirates of Cydonia, Old School Adventures (pixel style), Mersey Cowboy, Disco Everyday Value, Koln Messe-Deutz, Stress Genesis, Vermin Vibesy, Madness Hyperactive, Nebulous Content, Toe The Line, Chunky Felt, Madness Hyperactive, Member Kinglify, Bristol and Bath, Dirty Princess, Modern Bohemian, Chocolate Cavalcade, Capital Clickbait, Frogotype, Ipscrik, Front Page Supplement, Sex Drugs and Fidget Spinners, Pickle Pushing, Thickedy Grunge (crayon font), Knockout Grunge, League of Extraordinary Justice, Thickedy Quick, Avenged for Yourself, Zoon Hoot, Ambidextrose, Thinly Handled, Sketchit Means Sketchit, Return of the Grid, Fierce Brosnan, Chubby Thumbs, Pseudonumb, West End Knights, Cybercrime 2004, Reflecques, Death Knell, Fake News, Zealousy, Aquamarina (rounded sans), Amateur Camcorder, Mighty Squidge, Track & Shield (multilined), Wander Z, Gardenfreude, The Wild Breath of Zelda, Effective Power, Techno Agony, LED Specimen (textured), Projectionist, Splinter Wonderland, Shiny Eyes, Uncopyrightable, Hallowed Grad, Peace and Equality, Steriliser (heavy sans), Electro Shackle, Castforce (titling sans), Butterfly Reflect.
Typefaces from 2018: January Fair, Scared of the Unknown, Teddy Bears, Wicked Jumps, Enter The Grid 2, Chump Change, Take Me Out, Breathe Fire II, Toon Around, Tabloid Scuzzball, The Jjester, Play Pretend, A Friend In Deed, Girlesque, Bumblebear, Joyful Theatre, Snow Deep, Car Lock, Digital Display (an LED font), Game Played, Seldom Scene, The Shape Of Things, Candy Beans, Internal Rainbows, Pride Thusly, Armwarmer, Futuristic Armour, Refresher (dry brush), Brick Shapers, Frostbite Boss, Armed and Traitorous (a rough-edged stencil typeface), Ambystoma Mexixana, The Slug and Lion, Gourmet Hearth, Virtu, Star Doors, Winter Spice Cake, Canvas Bags, Shocking Headline, Tiny Islanders (pixel font), Yumi, Nobody Talks, Finished Sympathy (white on black), One Slice, Somerton Dense, Sunday Afternoon, Close & Open, Another Flight, Kuiper Belt, Platonica, Smoother, Ladders, Cold Warm, Name Smile, Shepherdy, Friend Head, Kevlar Underwear, Scrambled Tofu, Dillydallier, Joy Kim, Office Square, You've Gotta Point, District Four, Scare Arms (grunge), 22 September, Alimony, Xmas Fairy Lights, Segreteria, Leg Hug, Coded Message, Madeleina Sans, Trample Over Beauty, Emerald Grey, Fine Allie, Bottled It, Glee Finder, Pill Anthropic, Achtung! Polizei, Say the Words, Outcome, First In Line, Brain Wants, Green Strand, Die Grinsekatze, Eight Bit Dragon (a pixel typeface), KreepTown, Loudhailer, Progesterone, Insomniax, Quick Fuse, Rowdy Space Pirates, Oestrogen, Whisper Quiet, Zosilla, Construction Lines, Construction Lines, Juxtaposer, Tommi, Under The Weather, Xero's Punishment, Betryal of Mind, Rustic Love Tattoo, Younger Love (heavy octagonal typeface), Gossamer Girls (a pixel font), Dispence, Time Won, Blessings of Babylon, Requires Moonshine, Stroud, Hot Bleb, Nightmare Codehack, Manilla Cellos, Teeny Tiny Pixls, Ava Meridian, Wonders of the Orient, Float The Boat, Cute Zealand, Super Renewables, Lean Foreword, Mister Fisher, Love Nature, Exposure Salary, A Goblin Appears (pixel type), Project H, There Must Be, Charlestoning, Sportsquake, Violet Wasteland (dry brush), Clubbed to Life (sans), Moonwalk Miss, Best Tease, Reach The End (art deco), Slalom, A Grazing Mace, Boomer Tantrum, Disarmer (military stencil), Hell Underwater, Carnival Centenary (Tuscan), Mahalo Brother, Glue Gun, Tyrannothesaurus, Casanova Scotia, Fatherland Faker, Daughter Of A Glitch, Sparkles, Europhonic, Betelgeuze, Goregeous, Supermarketed, All The Way To The Sun, Russia Five, Soccer Scoreboard, Cinqcent, Megan June, Big Old Boldy, 501, Earthshattering, Sheeping Cats, Thousandyard, Closet Dwellers, Clicky Bricks, Painter Decorator, The 27 Club, Adventure ReQuest, Miamagon, Nineteen Ninety Seven, Vermin Verile, Great Attraction, Great Attraction, Zirconia, Oh Beehive (hexagonal), Gofuyo (experimental geometric sans), Wideboy, Im Spiegelland, Battenberg and Custard, Bugfast, Robotic Harlequin, Scouser Ste, Blend Her, Ancient Venusian, Sivereign State (constructivist), Daily Mix 3, Brushstroke Horror, Hellgrazer, Corporation Games (sci-fi), Pride Cometh (dry brush), Squirk (stone cut), Mecklabecka (octagonal), Nineteen Ninety Three (pixel), Dominian (octagonal), Perfectly Together, Super Comic, Nrvsbrkdwn, Bottom Brazil, Don't Delay Act Now, Nu Home, Just My Type, techno at Dusk, Starbirl, Hate Agent, Fool's errand, Bullet Rain, Orchestra of Strings, One Pill Makes You Larger, Interlewd, Fandomonium, Ball Bearing, Jamboree, Hot Thin Roof, No Added Sugar, X Termination, Real Fun Time, Der Neue Spargel, Nineteen Eight Seven (pixel), Bittypix Countdown, Nineteen Ninety Six, Fasterisq, Peekavous, Modest Felt, Im Wunderland, Megarok, Sunk Foal Brother, Skydiver, Chasing Rabbits, Background Noise, Viridian College, Sacred Hertz, Sawyers Whitewash, Brittle, Cupcake Smiles, Machine Gunk, Dubspikes, Onslaughter, Eyes Wide Suicide, Boatycabiners, All Square Now (pixel), Hawking Bowen (octagonal), Style Thief, Tagon (octagonal), Withheld Data (LED font), Dubstep Blackletter, Pixabubble, Hopelelessly in Lurve, Springtime Daydream, Techno Til Dawn, Fluid Lighter, Rush Rush (stencil), Incompetent Landlord, Danger on the Motorway (dot matrix), Hippopotamus Apocalypse (hexagonal), Homunculus, Bittypix Monospace (pixel font), Unicorn Scribbles, Rockout, Truly Madly Dpad, Tincture, Virtual Pet Sans (dot matrix font), How Are You Today (ultra-condensed), Juicebox, Chemical Superior, Organic Teabags, Broadsheet Bubble, Document Two, Slope Opera, Blockbrokers, Off The Haze, Gang Wolfik, Gnorts Mr A, Radiator Falls, Take Me On, Cyberspace Raceway, Rocket Rinder, May We, The Citadels, Life Is Okay, Astrolab, Simple Stitch, Feeding A Moment, Gooseberry Juice, Namso, Rabbit Fire, Texas Drop, Short Xurkit, Maiden Crimes, Hysterix, Introducing Pretentiousness, Lullaby Weight, Slumbers Weight, Vampires, Veal Nerve (a neurotic typeface), Be Kind To Earth, Aardvark Sk8, Ancient Modern Tales (blackletter), Spider Talent (Halloween font), Pooch Doo, Plan G, Rhapsodies (art deco), Lab Pulsar (sci-fi), Hamburg Messe (blackletter), Xide, Scrawling Pad, Bun Ting, Speedeasy, Itty Bity Notebook.
Typefaces from 2019: Hindsight 2020, Provicali, Go Everywhere, Smack Laideth Down 2019, China Fad, Monster Twenty, Into Deep (sci-fi), Mandatory Plaything, Galaxy Girl, San Marino Beach (a shadowed font), Acorn Caravan (a rounded sans stencil), Hairy Beard, Phonograph, Sterelict (futuristic), Egosurf, Bankruptcy, Wayfarer's Toy Box (a pixel font), Fox Cavalier, Heartisan, Modular Amplitude (heavy octagonal, Dolphin with a Massive Shotgun (a glitch font), Jasmine Laslo, Earth Spirit, Nemesis Grant, Daily Mix 4 (an all caps blackboard bold typeface), Uplifting, Ministry of Moron (a heavy sans), Extinction Event, Cut Deep, Q For The Memories, Wozcott, Super Legend Boy (pixelish), Chopsic, Lesotho Beach (octagonal), Illiead, Ten Pin, Isite, Motorstrike, Hwyl Fawr Hello, Undersided, Shut Up and Love Me (shaky letters), Terminal Day, I Am A Designer, Born to Grille (a semi-stencil), Amuse-Bouche, Die Frau, Err Hostess (octagonal), Cthulhu's Calling, Fresh Eaters, Gamma Orionis, Greatsby Gat, Hands Oversaturation (sans), Joy Multiplication, Kotoba, Midnight Champion (an extra tall sans), She Smiles, Read Wharf, Ohno (poster sans), Prodigy Forever (a blood and paint splatter font), Questrian 2 (sans), Nau Sea (squarish), The Macabre, Long Fox, Roll Accurate (stencil), Princess Saves You (pixel font), Clone Machine, Cyberpunk Sealion, Misery Garment, Klimaschutz, Space Obsessed, Serpentire, Squidgy Sweets (fat rounded sans), Yokelvision (fat letters), Coral Colour, None Away From The Moon (counterless), Squidgy Sweets, Yokelvision, Coral Colour, None Away from the Moon, Robot Roc, Figure Things, Gaeilge Kids, FoughtKnight Haymaker, Medical Shape, Revenant (octagonal), Pinch My Ride, Dire Gramme, Assembled from Scratch, Premier 2019 (squarish).
Typefaces from 2020: Hardigan (a titling sans), Petrichor Sublimey, Bardolatry, Star Trebek, Fast Hand (sci-fi), Bonk Robbers, Neuterous, Demoness, Lucid Streams (sci-fi), Fosterama (an elliptical sans), Woman, Shock Mint Fund (octagonal), Milletun (an all caps slab serif), Mille, Vudotronic, Elder Head, Dead Revolution, Charge Off, Asleepytiming, Questrian3, SplendidConfusion, XXIX, Septacharge, Dark Seed, Hawkeye, Dustfine, We Are Survivors, Be A St, Computo Monospace, Dealer Strikes, Zdyk Virgo, Bathrind, Honk, Revamped, Clease Plap, Zdyk Cancer, Cyberway Riders, Memorial Lane, Doubleplus, Ominus (italic), Army Buster (stencil), Tudor Victors (a grungy stencil), Romantic Chemicals, Migraine Machine, Warhead (constructivist), X-Heighting.
Dafont link. Creative Market link. Fontspace link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Fonts by Christian Kösters: RemoveOverlap, Retrospecta (avant-garde family), UnzialisSans. [Google] [More] ⦿
CT-born creator of Serious (2013), an avant garde sans typeface, during his studies at The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University, where he is in the class of 2014.
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American graphic designer from Baltimore, MD, who studied in SVA;'s Masters program in Rome in 2012. Roman signage inspired her in the creation of four alphabets in 2012: Sermoneta (Victorian), Giolitti (Victorian), Credito Italiano (Victorian), and Deccio (avant-garde).
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Designer in Pleasantville, NY. She created the geometric monoline avant-garde typeface Lemoncake (2012).
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At The School for Visual Communication in Haderslev, Denmark, Christopher Maden designed the avant garde all caps sans typeface Informativ (2016). Thanks to the careful use of white space, it uses 43% less ink than the average of Times New Roman, Helvetica, Avenir and Franklin Gothic. [Google] [More] ⦿
Avant-garde font in hairline weight by URW, 1994. [Google] [More] ⦿
A graduate of Universidad ORT, Clara Rodriguez (Montevideo, Uruguay) created the avant-garde typeface Regatta (2013) and the squarish sci-fi typeface Caliza (2013). [Google] [More] ⦿
Cape Town, South Africa-based graphic designer and illustrator. She created an untitled high-contrast avant-garde typeface in 2014. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Type designer from Modena, Italy, b. 1969. Designer of these fonts:
Belgian designer (b. 1962) who lives in Brussels where she taught (teaches?) at the École supérieure des arts visuels de La Cambre and at the École supérieure de l'image. Her fonts were published by 2Rebels in Montreal, and by FontHaus in the USA. Her fonts are experimental and geometric in nature.
Some creations: Billes (1995), Boulbar (1995), Boules (1996), BubbleBath (1996), Craaac (1996) Caaarc (1996), Design, Douff, Graphic, Handex (1995; an alphading based on fists), Inbetween (1996), Lines (1994), Lolo (1992, funny figurines), Minimex (1996), Modern (1996), Perles (1995), StencilFull (1997), StencilFullBraille (1997).
She is most famous for her avant-garde geometric fonts Alpha Bloc (1994) and Alpha Geometrique (1994) published by Font Bureau. Alpha Geometrique Compact, for example, is a Bauhaus style stencil face.
FontShop link. Klingspor link.
View Clotilde Olyff's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Coert De Decker
Art director, designer and consultant who grew up in Colorado and is now based in Heber City (was: Park City and before that Salt Lake City), UT. He created the commercial Latin / Cyrillic geometric sans font family Venti CF in 2014---Venti can be purchased here. His second typeface is the geometric / techno typeface Filter CF (2014).
In 2015, he created Waverly (avant garde caps), Articulat CF (an 18-style Swiss sans typeface), Argent CF (a 13-style display serif family), Ironfield (bold husky brutalist display font), Visby CF (geometric sans), Visby Round CF, Quincy CF (a warm serif text face), and Manifold CF (a squarish cold utilitarian sans with 16 styles; extended to the corporate typeface Manifold DSA in 2017). See also Manifold Extended CF (2022; 16 styles).
Typefaces from 2016: Vanguard CF (a strong ultra-compressed sans in 16 styles), Addington CF (a 14-style text typeface family), Cartograph CF (monospaced sans), Greycliff CF (sans), Turismo CF (a wide rounfded open sans inspired by midcentury motorsports, technology, and business).
Typefaces from 2017: Gryffith (angular), Visby Slab CF, Filter v2 CF (hipster style), Couplet CF (humanist sans), Integral CF (an all caps titling font).
Typefaces from 2018: Argent Pixel (free), Artifex CF (a 9-weight serif family), Artifex Hand CF (a flared version of Artifex), Criteria CF (a geometric sans with horizontal and vertical terminal endings), Roxborough CF (a sharp-edged roman typeface).
Typefaces from 2019: Wayfinder CF (a sharp-edged display typeface).
Gumroad site, where one can download free trial versions of many of his fonts, and purchase licenses for the other ones.
Typefaces from 2020: Hexaframe CF, Olivette CF (a sharp-edged angular and contrast-rich typeface family), Ellograph CF (a rounded monoline sans in 16 styles).
Typefaces from 2021: Mielle CF (a monolinear script), Greycliff Thai CF, Greycliff Arabic CF, Greycliff Hebrew CF, Quiverleaf CF (ten flared / lapidary styles).
Typefaces from 2022: Quiverleaf Arabic CF.
During his studies in London, Connor Jaxk designed the free avant garde sans typeface Indent (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
This 20s-30s movement, with lettering and alphabets done by people such as Wladyslaw Strzeminski, Josef Albers, Kurt Schwitters, Jan Tschichold or Herbert Bayer has no decorations, and uses horizontal and vertical edges and arcs of circles make up the shapes. Fonts in this style include ITC Avant Garde, Avenir, Futura, Industria, Insignia, ITC Kabel and some stencil designs. [Google] [More] ⦿
Cool Fonts Online
Cool Fonts in Long Beach, CA, was created in 1995 by Todd Dever (b. 1962, USA). It offers Todd Dever's funky and sometimes grungy font creations. Very incomplete trial version fonts are downloadable for inspection. List of fonts: Block Dog (1996), Black Dog (2009, 3d-hand-drawn), Jean Splice (1999), Freak, Smash (old typewriter), Overexposed, RingOfFire, Zapped, Z-Rex, BlackDog, Poozer (2006), Truncheon (2006), Yaroslav (avant-garde, art deco), Twiddly Bitz (pixel font), Tritto (handwriting), Skribler, KillerAnts, Goombah, Bokonon (haunted style). Full versions sold at Philsfonts and MyFonts sells BlackDog, Bokonon, Cowboy Burt, Freak, Goombah, Jean Splice, Killer Ants, Newt Juice, Okra Cubo, Overexposed, Poozer, Ring O Fire, Skribler, Smash, Snoofer, Tritto, Truncheon, Twiddlybitz, Yaroslav, Z-Rex, Zapped. Creative Market link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Graduate from Cal Arts (1996), who runs CoreyHolms.Com in Fullerton, near Los Angeles. MyFonts link. MyFonts foundry link. Most of his fonts were republished in the 2020s at Canada Type.
Designer of Compunabula (2015: a low resolution, 8-bit alphabet imagined for our high resolution world), NE10 (2010, a stencil / neon tube typeface), This (a stencil typeface), Area (2008, Umbrella Type, an art deco nightclub face; hints of Avant Garde), Mode (2007, experimental modular type, Umbrella and later Canada Type, Babbage (2005, Umbrella Type, a capricious typewriter font), Sange (2002, a dot matrix blackletter font), Brea and Brea Light (2004, a dot matrix blackletter family at Umbrella Type; republished in 2021 at Canada Type), Mince and Mince Shadow (2004, Umbrella Type), DecadesOS (2002, for Decades Inc), Air-Port (1999), Attractor (2001, based on Alexei Tylevich's NoGlow), Granule (2009, fat rounded sans), Cartridge (2001), Claes (2001, based on a Wim Crouwel design), Consume (1996), Den (1998, for the Digital Entertainment Network), Digital (1997, for "The Apartment"), Empire (1995), Fascia (2002), Hobart (2001, a kitchen tile font), Pea (2005, Veer: letters made up of springs), Phia (another kitchen tile font), Progress (2001, for Progress City), Rasputin, RMX, Savante (1999), Sears (2000), Stencil, Thirty, Untitled and WebType (2000). Many of these fonts are futuristic, experimental, logo-inspired or minimalist.
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Linz, Austria-based designer of these typeface families, ca. 2018:
Born in Firenze in 1969. Cofounder with Francesco Canovaro and Debora Manetti of the Italian design firm in Firenze called Studio Kmzero. He co-designed some typefaces there such as Arsenale White (2009). In 2002, Pancini developed Targa, TargaMS and TargaMSHand (for comic books?), basing his design on the peculiar sans serif monospace typeface with slightly rounded corners and a geometric, condensed skeleton that Italy had been using for its license plates. In 2022, Francesco Canovaro redesigned this font into a versatile multi-weight typeface, Targa Pro, which includes Targa Pro Mono (which keeps the original monospace widths), Targa Pro Roman (with proportional widths), both in five weights plus italics, the handmade version Targa Hand, and Targa Pro Stencil.
The handwriting of Lord Byron led Pancini to develop the brush script typeface Byron (2013, Zetafonts).
MyFonts credits him with the rounded avant garde sans family Antipasto (2007), but elswhere we read that this typeface is made by Matteo di Iorio, so there is some confusion. It was extended in 2017 by Pancini as Antipasto Pro.
In 2014, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Francesco Canovaro co-designed Amazing Grotesk (+Ultra). He also designed the calm bold geometric rounded sans typeface Cocogoose (2014; replaced by Cocogoose Pro in 2017) and the stylish deco font Offensive Behaviour. Cocogoose Letterpress is free. Cocogoose is part of the Coco Gothic family, a collection of twelve typefaces each inspired by the fashion mood of every decade of last century, named after fashion icon Coco Chanel. Cocogoose is Coco Gothic for the 1940s. See also Coco Gothic Pro (2021).
In 2015, Pancini published the grand family Coco Gothic. This Latin / Greek / Cyrillic typeface family features a small x-height and sligghtly rounded corners to make the avant garde and geometric sans typefaces in vogue in the 1970s come alive again, ready for 21st century fashion magazines. It comes with substyles that recreate many moods, including art nouveau and arts and crafts (Cocotte), Italian propaganda style and Italian deco (Cocosignum), hipster style (CocoBikeR), or Bauhaus (Cocomat). Coco Gothic was initially developed as a corporate font for Lucca Comics & Games Festival 2013. The rounded geometric sans family Cocomat (by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini, Deborah Manetti and Francesco Canovaro) was inspired by the style of the twenties and the visions of Italian futurists like Fortunato Depero, Giacomo Balla and Antonio Sant'Elia. Updated in 2019 as Cocomat Pro.
Still in 2015, Cosimo and Zetafonts published the connected creamy baseball script Bulletto, the grungy handvetica Neue, and the calligraphic wedding typeface Hello Script. In 2015, at Zetafonts, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini designed CocoBikeR (2015) to celebrate the hipster and bike cultures. CocoBikeR (for Latin, Greek and Cyrillic) is part of the successful Coco Gothic typeface family. In 2017, Pancini designed the 1930s Italian art deco typeface families Cocosignum Maiuscoletto and Cocosignum Corsivo Italico. In 2021, he published the 48-style (+variable) font family Coco Gothic Pro. This is a redrawn and expanded set of fonts: Inspired by a biography of Coco Chanel and trying to capture the quintessential mood of classical fashion elegance, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini designed Coco Gothic looking for the effect that the first geometric sans typefaces (like Futura, Kabel or the italian eponyms like Semplicita) had when printed on paper. The crisp modernist shapes acquired in printing charme and warmth through a slight rounding of the corners that is translated digitally in the design of Coco Gothic. [...] A distinguishing feature of Coco Gothic Pro is the inclusion of ten alternate historical sets that allow you to use the typeface as a true typographic time machine, selecting period letterforms that range from art deco and nouveau, to modernism and to eighties' minimalism. Equipped with such an array of historical variants, Coco Gothic Pro becomes an encyclopedia of styles from the last century. There is also attention to Darkmode and there is coverage of Cyrillic and Greek.
Typefaces from 2016: Adlery (a curly brush script), Kitten (Fat, Swash, Swash Monoline, Slant, Bold: signage script family), Adlibitum (a blackletter typeface by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Francesco Canovaro), Morbodoni (a display didone by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Francesco Canovaro).
In 2016, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini, Andrea Tartarelli, Giulia Ursenna Dorati and Andrea Gaspari co-designed the 1940s vintage brush script typeface Banana Yeti, which is based on an example by Ross George shown in George's Speedball 1947 Textbook Manual. The Zetafonts team extended the original design to six styles and multilingual coverage. The ExtraBold is free. Still in 2016, Pancini designed Calligraphunk, an experimental typeface that mimicks polyrythmic calligraphy, by alternating two sets of lowercase letters to emulate handwriting.
In 2016, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini, Matteo Chiti, Luca Chiti and Andrea Tartarelli co-designed the retro connected brush script font family Advertising Script, which is based on an example from Ross George's Speedball 1947 Textbook Manual.
Beatrix Antiqua (2016, by Francesco Canovaro, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Andrea Tartarelli). This humanist sans-serif typeface is part of the Beatrix family (Beatrix Nova, etc.) that takes its inspiration from the classic Roman monumental capital model. Its capitals are directly derived from the stone carvings in Florence's Santa Croce Cathedral. Beatrix keeps a subtle lapidary swelling at the terminals suggesting a glyphic serif, similar to Hermann Zapf's treatment in Optima.
Amazing Grotesk (2016) is based on a logo designed by Francesco Canovaro.
Studio Gothic (2017, by Francesco Canovaro, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Andrea Tartarelli) is an 8-style geometric sans family based on Alessandro Butti's geometric sans classic, Semplicita.
Hello Script and Hello Sans can be used for layering and coloring. The Christmas-themed version is Hello Christmas.
Pancini designed the 64-strong typeface family Body Grotesque and Body Text in 2017-2018, together with Andrea Tartarelli. It was conceived as a contemporary alternative to modernist super-families like Univers or Helvetica.
In 2017, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Andrea Tartarelli co-designed the sans typeface family Kabrio, which gives users four different corner treatment options.
Anaphora (2018). Anaphora is a contemporary serif typeface designed by Francesco Canovaro (roman), Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini (italic) and Andrea Tartarelli. It features a wedge serif design with nine weights from thin to heavy. Its wide counters and low x-height make it pleasant and readable at text sizes while the uncommon shapes make it strong and recognizable when used in display size. Anaphora covers Latin, Greek and Cyrillic.
Canovaro's Arista served as a basis for the 29-style monolinear rounded sans typeface family Aristotelica (2018) by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Andrea Tartarelli. See also Aristotelica Pro (2020).
In 2018, he designed the italics for Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini's Domotika typeface family. Between 2018 and 2021, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Andrea Tartarelli developed the 8-weight humanist sans typeface Domotika for Latin, Cyrillic and Greek, further into the 18-style Domotika Pro (2021).
In 2018, he published Radcliffe, with Andrea Tartarelli, a Clarendon revival with Text and Casual subfamilies. Radcliffe (a Clarendon revival by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Andrea Tartarelli), and added the layerable condensed Cocogoose Narrows to the Cocogoose family. Codec (2018) by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini, Francesco Canovaro and Andrea Tartarelli is a geometric sans typeface family in which all terminal cuts are horiontal or vertical. See also Codec Pro (2019).
His Double Bass (2018) is a jazzy 4-style typeface family that pays tribute to Saul Bass's iconic hand lettering for Otto Preminger's The Man with the Golden Arm film title sequence and other movies, Bass's vibrating, almost brutal cut-out aestethics, and the cartoonish lettering and jazzy graphics of the fifties.
In 2018, he published the sharp wedge serif typeface Blacker to pay homage to the 1970s. In 2019, that was followed by Blacker Pro (Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Andrea Tartarelli, who write: Blacker Pro is the revised and extended version of the original wedge serif type family designed by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Andrea Tartarelli in 2017. Blacker was developed as a take on the style that Jeremiah Shoaf has defined as the "evil serif" genre: typefaces with high contrast, oldstyle or modern serif proportions and sharp, blade-like triangular serifs). Still in 2018, he designed the swooping polyrhythmic calligraphic typeface Calligraphunk.
In 2018, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Andrea Tartarelli designed Holden, a very Latin cursive sans typeface with pointed brush aesthetics and fluid rhythmic lines.
In 2019, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini, Francesco Canovaro and Andrea Tartarelli published the monolinear geometric rounded corner amputated "e" sans typeface family Cocogoose Classic, the sans family Aquawax Pro, and the condensed rounded monoline techno sans typeface family Iconic.
In 2019, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini, Andrea Tartarelli and Maria Chiara Fantini at Zetafonts published a slightly calligraphic Elzevir typeface, Lovelace.
In 2019, the lapidary typeface family Beatrix Antiqua (Francesco Canovaro) was reworked by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini together with Andrea Tartarelli and Maria Chiara Fantini into a 50-style type system called Monterchi that includes Text, Serif and Sans subfamilies. Monterchi is a custom font for an identity project for a famous fresco in Monterchi, developed under the art directorship of Riccardo Falcinelli.
Tarif (2019) is a typeface family inspired by the multicultural utopia of convivencia---the peaceful coexistence of Muslims, Christians and Jews in tenth century Andalusia that played an important role in bringing to Europe the classics of Greek philosophy, together with Muslim culture and aesthetics. It is a slab serif typeface with a humanist skeleton and inverted contrast, subtly mixing Latin zest, calligraphic details, extreme inktraps, and postmodern unorthodox reinvention of traditional grotesque letter shapes. The exuberant design, perfect for titling, logo and display use, is complemented by a wide range of seven weights allowing for solid editorial use and great readability in body text. Matching italics have been designed with the help of Maria Chiara Fantini and Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini, while Rania Azmi has collaborated on the design of the arabic version of Tarif, where the humanist shapes and inverted contrast of the Latin letters find a natural connection with modern arabic letterforms.
Late in 2019, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini released the fun typeface family Hagrid at Zetafonts, which writes: Crypto-typography---the passion for unknown, weird and unusual character shapes---is a disease commonly affecting type designers. Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini has celebrated it in this typeface family, aptly named Hagrid after the half-blood giant with a passion for cryptozoology described by R. K. Rowling in her Harry Potter books. Extreme optical corrections, calligraphic counter-spaces, inverted contrast, over-the-top overshoots: all the inventions that abound in vernacular and experimental typography have been lovingly collected in this mongrel sans serif family, carefully balancing quirky solutions and solid grotesque design.
In 2020, Pancini released Stinger (2020, a 42-style reverse contrast family by Francesco Canovaro, Cosimo Pancini, Andrea Tartarelli and Maria Chiara Fantini) and Boring Sans (a typeface family designed along two variable axis: weight and weirdness). As part of the free font set Quarantype (2020), Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini designed Quarantype Embrace, Quarantype Hangout, Quarantype Hopscotch, Quarantype Joyride, Quarantype Sackrace, and Quarantype Uplift (with Maria Chiara Fantini).
In 2020, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Mario De Libero revived Nebiolo's Carioli (1928) as Cairoli Classic and Cairoli Now at Italian Type / Zetafonts. They extended the original weight and width range and developing both a faithful Classic version and a Now variant. The Cairoli Classic family keeps the original low x-height range, very display-oriented, and normalizes the design while emphasizing the original peculiarities like the hook cuts in curved letters, the high-waisted uppercase R and the squared ovals of the letterforms. Cairoli Now is developed with an higher x-height, more suited for text and digital use, and adds to the original design deeper inktraps and round punctuation, while slightly correcting the curves for a more contemporary look. Cairoli Variable has a weight and width axis.
In 2020, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Mariachiara Fantini---with the help of Solenn Bordeau---released Erotique at Zetafonts. Erotique evolved from Lovelace, an earlier Zetafonts typeface. Zetafonts describe this evil serif as follows: it challenges its romantic curves with the glitchy and fluid aestethic of transmodern neo-brutalist typography. Late in 2020, they added Erotique Sans, the sans version of Erotique, also designed by Cosimo Pancini and Maria Chiara Fantini.
Late in 2020, he co-designed the 46-style font family Eastman Grotesque together with Francesco Canovaro and Andrea Tartarelli. This monolinear sans with a tall x-height comprises an interesting Eastman Grotesque Alternate subfamily with daring and in-your-face glyphs. The typeface evolved from Zetafonts' earlier Bauhaus-inspired typeface Eastman (2020). Later fonts in this family include Eastman Condensed (2021, by Francesco Canovaro, Cosimo Pancini and Andrea Tartarelli).
In 2020, Cosimo Pancini, Andrea Tartarelli and Mario De Libero drew the 60-style Cocogoose Pro Narrows family, which features many compressed typefaces as well as grungy letterpress versions.
Sunshine Pro (2020, Zetafonts) was designed by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Solenn Bordeau expanding the original Sunshine design by Francesco Canovaro, part of the Quarantype collection (2020), which in turn was designed as a typeface for good vibes against Covid-19. Sunshine Pro is an experimental Clarendon-style font with variable contrast along the weight axis---contrast is reversed in light weight, minimized in the regular weight and peaks in the bold and heavy weights.
Coco Sharp (2021) is a 62-style sans feast, with two variable fonts with variable x-height, by Francesco Canovaro, Cosimo Pancini and Andrea Tartarelli.
Co-designer of Heading Now (2021), a 160-strong titling font (+2 variable fonts) by Francesco Canovaro, Cosimo Pancini, Andrea Tartarelli and Mario De Libero that provides an enormous range of widths.
Keratine (2021, Cosimo Pancini, Andrea Tartarelli and Mario De Libero). A German expressionist typeface that exists in a space between these two traditions, mixing the proportions of humanistic typefaces with the strong slabs and fractured handwriting of blackletter calligraphy. Pancini, its main designer, writes that it explores the impossible territory between antiqua and blackletter.
Geppetto (2021) is a frivolous Tuscan font that started out as a revival of a condensed Tuscan wood type family appearing in the 1903 Tubbs Wood Type catalog and which was probably derived from an 1859 typeface by William Hamilton Page. Pancini built a variable font on top of it and calls it a font for fake news.
In 2021, Pancini added Coco Tardis as a variable font with a time travel slider to the Coco Gothic family.
Millard Grotesque (2021) is a true "grot" in the Akzidenz Grotesque sense of the word. This typeface family was designed by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Andrea Tartarelli.
Pancini's Descript (2021) is a variable script font with two axes, slant and speed of writing.
Milligram (2021) is a very tightly set grot by Cosimo Pancini and Andrea Tartarelli. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
UK-based designer in 2008-2009 of the free fonts ABC (using arcs of circles), UNC (2008, gorgeous multiline headline face), Getting Blocky (geometric, abstract), London 2012 (based on the font of the Olympic Games), Fox Font (extremely simple monoline sans), Artree (2008, hairline geometric monoline sans), myfoxhandwritenItalic (2008, sic), Moraz (2008, experimental titling font), WeWant (2008, hand-printed), Kylie Baker (2009, soft techno avant garde face), My Handwriting, Contempory (2008, elegant avant-garde sans), Alta (2008, hand-printed geometric sans experiment), GettingBlocky (2008, experimental), MyFox (2008, simp0le sans), and Everyone (aka London2012). [Google] [More] ⦿
Mexico City-based designer. Creator of Abraxha (2011), a monoline avant garde display face. [Google] [More] ⦿
Cuong Truong Van
Parisian-Chinese graphic designer who created Celsius (2015), Megève (2013), Apollo (2012, a monoline avant-garde typeface), Comma (2012, a geometric typeface), FoldFont (2011), Croxxtypo (2011, octagonal), and CrossTypo (2011).
Japanese designer. Together with Hiroaki Nagai, he won an award at TDC55 for an experimental typeface called Utsuba Moon Avant Garde (2009). [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer born in Miami in 1967. Dan Hardie designed the Avant Garde-inspired Miami Citype (2016). Free download at Fontesk. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Brazilian graphic designer (b. 1982) who lives in Belo Horizonte. He created the monoline avant-garde typeface Amorino (2011) during a study project at the University of the State of Minas Gerais in Belo Horizonte.
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Designer in Sao Paulo. In 2011, Danilo created an unnamed avant-garde sans face. [Google] [More] ⦿
Pasto, Colombia-based designer of an untitled avant garde typeface (2014). [Google] [More] ⦿
David A. Occhino
Designer in Leeds, UK. Behance link. In 2010, he created Uniblock Ultra (fat and counterless), Neo Georgia (based on Georgia), Neo Calibri (based on Calibri) and Emira (an avant-garde face). In 2011, on commission for Ben Bowser, he created the geometric "coded message" family Theory (2011). Digital Delay (2011) is an angular face. [Google] [More] ⦿
Edinburgh, Scotland-based graphic designer, illustrator, writer, artist and photographer. Designer of the avant garde typeface famly Sketchbook Bold (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
David M. Debus
David Occhino Design (was: Treehouse Graphic Design)
Treehouse Graphic Design was David Occhino's font outlet. It is now called David Occhino Design. The Treehouse collection specialized in Startrek, futuristic, Disney and Indiana Jones style fonts, but has widened lately. Most fonts are commercial, but there are a few free ones:
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Born in 1986, David Rudnick is a graphic designer in the UK. He created quite a number of typefaces ca. 2013. These include:
Typefaces not listed above: Alastor, Etude, Ezekiel, HyperTerra, HyperZoa, Kala Light, ManMake, Mandem, Marathon, Tranz Mono, Unity Terminal, Verseau. [Google] [More] ⦿
Japanese foundry with excellent web pages on early 20-th century type design. Shin Oka, or Shinya Okabe (b. 1976, based in Himeji) created various revival fonts in or just before 2009, many connected in some way to Tom Carnase and the phototype era. He specializes in 1970s and 1980s typefaces, often with open counters and high contrast. His fonts:
In 2020, Shin Oka released the caslon-sinspired Ivy Ivy, the piano key version of a fat Bodoni, the fashionable Gara Gara, the 1970s font Bern Bern, Super Bodo Bodo, the art deco / Bauhaus typeface Sophi Sophi, the art deco typeface Fifty Four, the fashion mag typeface Rache Rache, the Peignotian sans typeface Mid Mid Sun Sun, and the display didone Fau Fau. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
DCO (or: dcoxy medina, or: Atelier Oxydes)
DCO (or: dcoxy medina, or: Atelier Oxydes) is Greg Médina. Atelier Oxydès is located in St Maurice de Cazevieille, France. He specializes in very funny drawings. Creator of these typefaces in 2012: the fun figurine dingbat typefaces called Alien DCO and Warrior DCO, the hilarious typeface dingbat fonts Zombiz and Teubé, Bubbledco, Profilsdco, Ovni (futuristic dingbats), Punkskull DCO (2012), and the kaleidoscopic Formes (2012).
Typefaces from 2013: Felicity (ornaments), Gross Brush (grunge), Dark Forest, Follow The Arrow, Snow for Santa, Eat My Cookie, Cooking Set (dingbats), Florality, Big Bang Comix, Babydoll (geometric monoline sans, with a shadow style), Dirty Macadam, Elegance Two (frames), My Sweet Sunshine, Lucie Mandragore, Pimp My Christmas (dingbats), Magic Kiss, Women and Shoes, Halloween Bell, Dust Scratches, Elegance (ribbon ornaments), Dumbass Town, Meaning of Life, Life Style Memory, Tribal Tattoo Addict, Ornaments Soul, Lost Area, Funny Toys, Space Dude, Sick Crew, Teubé 5, Teubé 3, Teubé Hat, Teubé Bot, Plastic Pets, Girl Power, Alien Dude, Formes 2, Alien DCO2, Teubé2.
Typefaces from 2014: Gants de Soie, Anne Exilum, Kaboom & Bang, Dcoxy Stamp (a baby-themed dingbat font), Rooster Serif, King Rooster (constructivist), Speak Easy, Skater Girls Rock, TheCinthia Edito, Bad Spirit, Birdy Game (creamy typeface), Shell Gate (tattoo font), Mandala Home, Macaroni&Cheese, Holy Moly (rounded comic book sans), Delphine et Mathias Script (tattoo font), Limonade de Camomille (signage script), Indians Lives (signagecscript), Ether Cute Poison (signage script), Tartare de Violettes (vampire or tattoo script), Karl Wright Script, Bubble & Soap, Break The Silence, Spooky Night, Right Balance, Peanut Butter Cookies, Rabbit Hole (brush script), Smile Parade, Radio Trust, Oakland Sista, Dust & Blast, Psycho (weathered shadow typeface), Bowling Shoes (connected script), Ornament Mix (dingbats), Shuriken Dance Like A Tiger (script), Arthus Hightone (tattoo script), Dark is the Night, City of Angel, From Brush to Caps, Donovan Quidaw (a ronde), Not A Drope (brush face), Karl Wright, Kerala Quest, Rock and Roll Street, Ray Morgan Style, Wind of Change, Mama Love, Mama Punch (athletic lettering), Queen Luna, Kelly Brush The World, Shadow Boxing (an upright connected script), Header Ornament, Sweet Dreamz, Zombie Morning (brush typeface), Dragonfly on my Nose, Estella Cello, Djah Beat, Roses Kingdom (uopright connected script), Buddha Moon, War Brush, Icarus Kharma, Cheese Cake, Badiane (upright loopy script), Meny Please, Young Shark (spurred typeface), Keep It Up (heads), Purple Shadow (Victorian decorative typeface), Tears of Joy (flourishes), Hilarious, Teubé Tribute.
Typefaces from 2015: Radical Beat (tattoo script), Raisin des Sables (script), Bandits (tattoo script), Vinegar Stroke, Mad Rats, Sliced by Hand, Ready to Ride, Chardons, Mr Sunshine, Chardons Brush, Gueules de Loup, Atlantic Mail (rhythmic script), Daily Quantum, La Maison de Papier, Friday Night (supermarket signage style), Butter Kings (tattoo script), Lady Bohemia (tattoo script), Kilowatts, Akodia (a lava lamp typeface), Moustache Club, Brioche au Potiron (avant garde sans), Bisous (signage script), Deadly Inked (tattoo script), Spider Monkey (poster font), Qualité Deluxe Platinium (signage script), Distillated, Blood Shade, Ribambelle (thin script), Burning Man, Amandes Salées (tattoo script), Bring Me That Glyph (alchemic), Mad Potato Bill, Authentic Ratatouille, Fugu + Maki (a great set of thin-veined poster fonts), Une Sale Histoire de Yak (script), Pamela Wants to Ride, Sani Andrew des Kiwis, Grilled Chicken, Ancestral Katana Sword, Magic Bean Salade, Alice And The Wicked Monster, Rhum Banane, Honey Moon (borders and filets), Rookies Showtimes (signage font), Digging The Grave.
Typefaces from 2016: Watch Out (brushed typeface), America Stars, Grown Localy (sic), Winter in Alaska (glaz krak style), Dusty Muffin, Gillie & Hilda, Chatelain des Radis, Manhattan Avenue (heavy script), Seasider, Suburban Pledge, Baldaquin, Original Woody, Your Fear (vampire script), Drone Nation, Big Car Short Gun, Cameltoe Kalypse, Doctor Cosmicucumber, La Cithare (connected script), Agatha Needs Flesh (script), Bostella (script), Jonquilles, La Cité des Mille Reines, Shotgun, Thunder Strike, Atelier Omega, Aldebaran, Bichette, Bulldozer (brush font), La Citadelle des Papillons.
Typefaces from 2017: Polibrush (monoline sans), Endless Wall, Chicken Socks, Barry Kades, Sansaul Petronika, Stubborn Shark, Sharky & Meduza, Oblivion (script), Brainfish Rush, Summer Fever, Bethanie Snake, Last Shade (weathered), Raku (heavy brush), Lily of the Valley, The Bully (grungy signage script), Stick & Kick, Sketch (brush script), Joly Death (blood drip type), Bambino, Gatalike, Lucia (connected monoline script), Gatalike, Island of Dreams, Snow Riders, Amtrash, Stardust (signage script).
Typefaces from 2018: Mustardy, Wawie Patch, Anathematise, Delich (an SVG dry brush font), Sweet Spot (doodles), Detrimental, Shitzu & Porko (a comic book font family), Detective Bildo, Daylight & Moonlight (brush script), Deadline Countdown, Rotten Pumkin (sic), Rhapsodize, Chunks (heavy script), Shenanigans (dry brush), Cassandre, Ridiculous, Slam, Lithium Hill (dry brush), Litchis Island (a painted script), Snowballs City, Litchis on Velvet, Brainfish, Burglar, Action Protocol, Snowballs Season, Shania & Heinz (brush script), Slamers, Madera studio, Chaude Sourie, Barber Street.
Typefaces from 2020: Pickle Juice, Klaxon Gaston, Mezalia Sumatra (hatched), Bozos (squarish), Niktalope, Livie (a fat finger script), Ornamentis, Artisanalerie, Marbles Trick, Komou, Black Swan, Historic Seattle, Iconic Poopies (yes, poop-shaped icons!), Thurdy Sticks, House Marker, Zorgho, Blue Mist, Dreambats (dingbats), Strike Block (dingbats), Esteban+Solina, Rusty+Gosh.
Typefaces from 2021: Shelter (script), Seekers, Game On (sketched, 3d), Green Room (a marquee font), Madame Viviane (script), Lemon Sangria (inline), Chicken Pot Pie (arched), Wombats (squarish), Chico Rocket (inline), Red Bee (a half-black typeface).
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Mathias Doblhammer (DeeAit) is a graphic designer and illustrator from Vienna, His typefaces include Benchmark (2007), Fashion Victim (2009, hairline avant-garde face), Bowler (2008, rounded and ultra-fat), the octagonal / rhombic typeface Symbolis (2012), and Lazy Fox (2009, connected octagonal experiment). [Google] [More] ⦿
Kiev, Ukraine-based "designer" of the sans typefaces Axiom (2016) and Equilibrium (2016), Arsenal Slab (2016), Parabola (2016, geometric display font), the hairline avant-garde typeface Amsterdam (2016), the minimal rounded sans typeface family Straus (2016), the sans family Aurora (2016), the condensed sans display typeface Tokiozza Light (2016) and the circle-based display typeface Parabola (2016).
Typefaces from 2017: Arson (sans family), Arthur, Adderley, Ashley, Azalea, Havana (a great super-heavy display sans), Atlas, Alicia, Martin, Apollo, Aroma, Tilt (modern geometric sans), Napster (ultra-condensed sans), Equilibrium, Arizona (condensed rounded sans), Argentina (a smooth high-contrast brush typeface), Aroma, Melony Sans, Argo (rounded monospaced sans), Aura (squarish sans), Bloke, Arnold Thin, Arnold Black (heavy geometric titling sans), Anima (rounded sans), Axiom Sans, Arcadia (minimalistic sans), Diod (a tall minimalist sans), Diod Bold, Aurora Thin, Emerald Modern Serif (a skyline typeface), Aqueduct, Arcanzas (a didone, +3D), Alabama (squarish and tall small caps), Antsy (a slab serif that comes across as a typewriter font), Steady Hand (handcrafted caps). Graphicriver link.
Now, alert typophiles have pointed out that most---if not all---of Gorohovskiy's fonts are renamed and plainly stolen fonts. I leave the images on my site for the historical record. Here is a list of equivalences, as reported by this Italian blog:
Born in Moscow in 1973, he emigrated to Israel in 1990 and has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Bezalel Jerusalem Academy of Arts, 1996. A professional designer since 1996, he designs type and is involved in typographic projects.
At Google Font Directory, we can download his Latin/Cyrillic poster font Ruslan (or Rusland) Display (2011), the freehand lettering typeface Marck Script (2011, based on the hand of Marck Fogel), and the angular Kelly Slab (2011).
Bolster (2011) is a unicase fat Western face.
Forum (2011) is a free classical roman face. TeX support.
Ruslan Display (2011) was co-designed with Vladimir Rabdu, this decorative typeface is in the poluustav style dating from the 16th century.
In 2011, he set up the Denis Masharov foundry at MyFonts.
Free fonts published at Google Web Fonts in 2012: Ledger (Ledger was likened to Zapf's Melior by Nick Shinn, but Masharov says that it is closer to Swift), Glass Antiqua. This is a revival of the 1913 typeface Glass Antiqua by Genzsch & Heyse (original by Franz Paul Glass, 1912). Poiret (2012, free at Google Web fonts) is a Latin / Cyrillic geometric grotesque that combines art deco with avant garde. TeX support for Poiret One.
Bolster (2012) is a great Italian wood type face.
Tenor Sans (2012) is a Peignotian typeface (free at Google Web Fonts).
In 2017, Denis Masharov and Roman Shchyukin co-designed the custom squarish sans typeface Match TV for the Russian TV sports channel MachTV. Still in 2017, he designed TNT Sans for the Russian entertainment TV channel TNT (on commission for Elena Shanovich, Shandesign).
Denis did the logo and typeface for the bakery brand Volkonsky in 2017.
In 2019, he created the Elzevir style titling typeface Matilda Titling for Coronation, а historical TV seriеs by Alexei Uchil. It was inspired by typefaces from Georges Revillon's type foundry, ca. 1860.
Klingspor link. Behance link. Fontsquirrel link. Google Plus link. Fontspace link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Favorite fonts as listed by designers, with votes tallied:
Rian Hughes studied at the LCP in London before working for an advertising agency, i-D magazine, and a series of record sleeve design companies. Under the name Device he now provides design and illustration for the advertising, entertainment, publishing, and media industries. He works from Richmond, UK, as a comic book artist, letterer and typefounder---his foundry is called Device. He creates mostly display type. List of fonts. Interview. Review by Yves Peters. Monotype Imaging page. Interview by Die Gestalten. Various (overlapping) font listings, still unorganized.
FontShop link. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Dick Pape: February 2013
In February 2013, Dick Pape published a number of typefaces grouped together here. Local download page. The typefaces:
Dick Pape: Initials
Dick Pape revived hundreds of initial caps typefaces. Some came from collections. The unclassified ones include these fonts from 2009 (unless date specially mentioned): Antique Alphabet, Avante Light (2010, avant garde caps), Babylon Initials (2009), Bird Drawings Alphabet (2008), Boast Feder Bold (2010, horizontally-striped caps), Boast Plain Bold (2010), BoldCameo (2009), Clea Initials (2010, nudes), Command (2010), Dover Old Fashion Alphabet (2010, silhouettes), Fancy Nouveau (2010, art nouveau caps), Floral Initials (2010), Flotner Anthropomorphic (2010), Flower Panels Outline (2010), Flower Panels (2010), Flower Vines (2010), Flowery Alphabet (2010), Framed Alphabet (2010), Frankfurt Stempel-Series 52 (2011), Frankfurt Stempel-Series 55 (2011), Garden Nouveau Initials (2010: great art nouveau initials), Genteliza Hand (2011), Gothic Metal Initials (2008), Goudy Initials (2008), Haas'sche 1925 (2010), Humanistic Alphabet 107 (2011, uncial), Humanistic Alphabet 109 Swash (2011), Humanistic Alphabet 110 (2011), In Bloom Alpha (2010), Iniciales Greco (2010, after Richard Gans, 1922), Initialen Feder Grotesk (2010, after Jakob Erbar's 1908-1910 typeface at Ludwig & Mayer), Lichte Jonisch (2008), Light Me Up (2010), Madeleine (2010), Nelma (2011), New Music (2010), Rankin-Initialen (2010: Celtic), Rosart Initials (2010), Sacon Initials (2010: birds, beasts and flowers by Jacques Sacon, Lyon, 1519), Schmale Jonisch (2008), Schriftgiesserei Series 56 (2013: after D. Stempel, 1915), Victorine Embellished (2010).
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Florianopolis, Brazil-based designer of the thin monoline avant garde typeface Aba (2014). [Google] [More] ⦿
Art director in Athens, Greece. Creator of the hairline avant garde typeface Mythont (2013). [Google] [More] ⦿
As posted on abf by Diogene:
At the Savannah College of Art & Design in Savannah, GA, Dipali Bajaj created the thin symmetry-themed sans typeface Twins (2016). [Google] [More] ⦿
Douglas F. Olena
Type foundry in München run by independent designer Antje Driemeyer, a graduate from the University of Applied Sciences Augsburg, Faculty of Design in 2004. Antje specializes in type design, corporate design and editorial design.
Creator of Halvan (2012) and Henny (2012, hand-printed).
In 2013, Antje designed the remarkable rounded blueprint sans family Herrmann, which comes in ten styles. Near the end of 2013, she published the avant garde architectural sans family Bauhans. Hanami (2015) is a set of kaleidoscopic ornaments. Frieda (2015) is a thin calligraphic typeface. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Dave Trooper (New Jersey) was associated with the photo type foundry VGC. Almost 40 years later, he set up his own digital type foundry, DTrooper Foundry, which publishes digital versions of his typefaces. Creator of these typefaces:
Serbian graphic designer located in Gornji Milanovac, Serbia. Cofounder in 2009 with Slobodan Jelesijevic, his father, of the Serbian foundry Tour de Force. Creator of these typefaces:
Behance link. MyFonts link. His most popular typefaces showcased. Fontspring link. Klingspor link. View Dusan Jelesijevic's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Art director in Chicago, who created the avant-garde typeface Caracas Sans Serif in 2013. He studied in 2012 at University of the Sacred Heart, San Juan, Puerto Rico, and has a BFA from Florida International University, Miami, FL. [Google] [More] ⦿
Monterrey, Mexico-based type and graphic designer. Creator of Prepa Liceo (2009), a display sans based on a combination of Helvetica, Avant Garde and Avenir. [Google] [More] ⦿
Born in New York in 1927, Ed grew up in Brooklyn. He died in 2020. Ed was once a very prominent jazz percussionist playing in several big bands with Stan Kenton and Woody Herman, among others. He has created a large number of typefaces between 1970 and 1995. About his career, he once said: I'm really a musician, a jazz percussionist. One day I went to the musician's union to pay dues and I saw all these old people who were playing bar mitzvahs and Greek weddings. It occurred to me that one day that's going to be me, so I decided to become an illustrator. He designed more than 400 typefaces for PhotoLettering. He played a critical role in establishing The International Typeface Corporation (or ITC) in the late '60s and early '70s. Founded in 1971 by designers Herb Lubalin, Aaron Burns, and Ed Ronthaler, ITC was formed to market type to the industry. Lubalin and Burns contacted Benguiat, whose first ITC project was working on Souvenir. Ed became a partner with Lubalin in the development of U&lc, ITC's famous magazine, and the creation of new typefaces such as Tiffany, Benguiat, Benguiat Gothic, Korinna, Panache, Modern No. 216, Bookman, Caslon No. 225, Barcelona, Avant Garde Condensed, and many more. With Herb Lubalin, Ed eventually became vice-president of ITC until its sale to Esselte Ltd.
Ed Benguiat taught at SVA in New York for more than fifty years.
Ed is a popular keynote speaker at major type meetings, including, e.g., at TypeCon 2011, where he entertained the crowd with quotes such as I do not think of type as something that should be readable. It should be beautiful. Screw readable. His typefaces---those from PhotoLettering excepted:
Links: Linotype, CV by Elisa Halperin. Daylight Fonts link (in Japanese). Catalog by Daylight, part I, part II.
Pics harvested from the web: Portrait With Ilene Strivzer at ATypI 1999. One more with Strivzer. With Jill Bell at ATypI 1999. In action. At TypeCon 2011 with Matthew Carter and Alejandro Paul. At the same meeting with Carole Wahler and with Roger Black.
FontShop link. Klingspor link.
View Ed Benguiat's typefaces. Ed Benguiat's fonts. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Karachi, Pakistan-based designer of the avant-garde typeface Crescent (2014), which is a hybrid of ITC Avant Garde and ITC Anna (1991, Daniel Pelavin). [Google] [More] ⦿
Elemeno is a foundry in Topeka, Kansas, where one can buy fonts made by graphic designer Alex Grecian (b. Hospital, 1969), who markets his fonts through MyFonts.
Partial list of typefaces: Aldersgate, Betabet (2002, a scratchy sketched typeface), Bindle, Black Bull (2005), Boller, Borealis, Bungalow, Cadence, Camryn, Cerulean, Dragon Drop, Plummet (2006), Handwriting fonts Boller, Benchley (2004), Chalk, Parmesan Serif, Trade Dress, Chockablock (comic book face), Broadway, Classical Drop Caps (2002), Classical Engraved (2002), Chocolate Shop (2005, display face), Christy Marie (curly face), Circus Peanut, Zero Tolerance Block, Zero Tolerance College, Zero Tolerance Serif, Kryptonite, Zap Bats, Extreme Junction, Grecian Empire, Helvetian Times, Platypus (2002), Saint Vitus, Saturday Night, Vibraphone, Xanthippe, Christy Marie (2002, crazy curly font), Zero Tolerance, Kings in Disguise, Peaches, Betabet (2004), Minuitia, Natural Dark, Wittgenstein, Drop Down, Erector Dysfunction, Flaster Platypus, Gorey, High Water, Hypewriter, Iteration Grap, Jejune Bebug, La Brea Typist, Macon Tracks, Merkin, Nicodemus, Orbiculate, Parker (2004), Parmesan Serif, Pillow talk, Reading Railroad, Rejoinder, Rock Bottom, Ross (2004: an avant-garde geometric monoline regualr face), Ross Round (2004), Rubric Cuped, Salutation, Saturday Night, Trade Dress, Structure, Salutatorian, Spiroglyph, Tattersall, Tenpenny Dreadful, Times Kangaroo Down, Trivet, Wendigo, Whiffle (2004), Woodcutter (2005), Woollcott, Wordplay, Writers Block, Zap Bats.
View Alex Grecian's typefaces at Elemeno. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Madrid-based designer of the avant-garde sans caps typeface En Serio (2012).
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Florence, Italy-based designer of the experimental typeface Monocle (2015), which represents Elisa's eyes---the left part is sharp, while the right side is blurred. In 2015, she also designed the hairline avant garde typeface Flamingo. [Google] [More] ⦿
Montreal-based creator of the hipster typeface Quadeam Littera (2015), a typeface based on ITC Avant Garde. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graduate of Anadolu University. Ankara, Turkey-based designer of the avant garde typeface Alien (2018), the paper cutout stone cut typeface Caveman (2018) and the hipster typeface Plien (2018). [Google] [More] ⦿
Poznan, Poland-based designer of the thin avant-garde typeface Splot (2017) and the connected retro script PRL (2017). [Google] [More] ⦿
Emily Moore (Rochester, NY) created an experimental shadow caps typeface called Houdin (2012), based on Avenir.
During a type design class of Kris Holmes, Emily Moore (Rochester, NY) designed Sanscery (2013), a calligraphic sans. [Google] [More] ⦿
During her studies, Emily Ryan (Geelong, Australia) created the avant-garde typeface Wanderlust (2013). [Google] [More] ⦿
Graduate of Birmingham Metropolitan College. London (was: Birmingham), UK-based designer of Kronen (a free monospaced typeface family), Bolde (2013), a sans titling face. The octagonal hipster typeface Ontwerp (2013) was a school project at Birmingham Metropolitan College. Emraan also designed the hairline sans caps typeface Ava (2013, avant-garde) and Sanotra (2013, an alchemic / hispter typeface). [Google] [More] ⦿
Emtype is the foundry in Barcelona that was founded in 1997 (in Buenos Aires) by Eduardo Manso. Eduardo was born in Buenos Aires in 1972 and studied graphic design at the Escuela de Artes Visuales Martín A. Malharro and at the Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, both in Mar del Plata. Art director of the Argentinian graphic design mag "el Huevo". He currently lives in Barcelona. His typefaces include the pixel font family Dixplay (2003, Emtype), the grunge font Eroxion (1997) and Rina Linea and Rina (2001), all at Bitstream, the Scotch roman text family Bohemia (2004), Andromeda ([T-26]), Garadonis, Fluxus, Ovalus (2005, free dot matrix face), Relato (2005, advertised as a muscular serif family), Relato Sans (2005, which won an award at TDC2 2006), Merss (2000, ITC), Argot (2004, winner of an award at TDC2 2004), Flour, and Flour Inline.
Argot was renamed Bohemia (published in 2004 with Linotype), and won an award at the Linotype International Type Design Contest 2003. EMT Lorena won an award at TDC2 2007.
He custom designed Sunday Times Modern (2008) for the Sunday Times.
Still in 2008, he published Geogrotesque, a semimodular geometric display typeface in 7 styles. Geogrotesque won an award at Tipos Latinos 2010. This was followed in 2009 by Geogrotesque Stencil and in 2015 by Geogrotesque Stencil Italic, Geogrotesque Compressed, Geogrotesque Condensed, and Geogrotesque Extra Compressed. In 2016, he added Geogrotesque Slab, in 2018 Geogrotesque Cyrillic, in 2019 Geogrotesque Expanded and in 2020 Geogrotesque Sharp (98 styles, and a variable font).
He created the custom typeface La Grilla.
Periodico (Text, Display) was originally commissioned by the Spanish daily newspaper 'ABC', and was published as a 30-font family with lots of old Spanish ingredients in 2011.
In 2012 the London agency GBH commissioned Emtype to develop a custom typeface for the Puma football teams for use in the Brazil World Cup 2014 as well as in the national competitions.
Ciutadella (2012) was originally commissioned by Mario Eskenazi's studio. It is a versatile geometric sans serif, a simple, clean and direct family. In 2015, Emtype published Ciutadella Rounded and in 2016 Ciutadella Slab and Ciutadella Display.
Typefaces from 2014: Shentox. This squarish nearly monoline typeface family started out from British license plates.
Camber (2015) is a workhorse sans typeface, slightly squarish and on a geometric base.
Eduardo's keen eye strikes again in the variable width grotesque typeface family Akkordeon (2017), whose black weight will give Impact serious competition. Akkordeon Slab< (2017) is equally impressive.
Other typefaces from 2017: Isotonic (a rounded almost monoline sans typeface based on Ciutadella).
Corporate typefaces: Sunday Times, Lorena Serif (newspaper type; certificate of excellence in TDC2 2007).
Typefaces from 2018: Steradian (a geometric sans), Aribau Grotesk (a low contrast geometric sans).
Typefaces from 2019: Approach (a low contrast sans in the style of the earliest grotesques, with slightly angled terminals and plenty of elbow pipes, and a characteristic snub nose "1").
Typefaces from 2020: Approach Mono (a typewriter or programming font family derived from Approach), Majorant (a stocky monoline avant-garde geometric sans).
Typefaces from 2021: Classike (a 13-style high contrast squarish display typeface inspired by art deco), Chiaroscura (Eduardo writes: inspired by an art technique, Chiaroscura is a display typeface that conveys elegance and finesse; it has high contrast, sharp terminals and compact vertical proportions that makes it ideal for headlines), Inklination (a low x-height neo-grotesque with five romans, ten italics, five monospaced versions and 50 fun fists and icons).
Interview in 2013. Myfonts page. Linotype page. Behance link. FontShop link. Klingspor link.
Catalog of Eduardo Manso's typefaces. View Eduardo Manso's typefaces. View even more of Eduardo Manso's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Designer (b. 1947) based in Basel of ITC Avant Garde Gothic Book Oblique, one of many Oblique weights made by Gschwind in 1977 for ITC. He is part of Team 77 together with André Gürtler and Christian Mengelt. At Autologic, those three designers published Media (1976) and Signa (1978). From 2012-2014, Christian Mengelt of Team 77 revived Haas Unica (1974-1980) as Unica 77 at Lineto. Linotype link. FontShop link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Helsinki, Finland-based Erik Bertell graduated from Lahti Institute of Design. His fonts include Neon, Mama and Mama Round. Born in Helsinki in 1980, Erik was at first a type designer for Fenotype, which was founded by his brother Emil Bertell. He holds an MA in graphic design from aalto University in Helsinki. Around 2012, he set up his own foundry, simply called Erik Bertell.
Erik's fonts EB Base Mono (2009, monospaced), EB Futuretro (2002, bilined art deco techno face), EB Neon (2002), EB Boogie Monster (2002, multiline prismatic op art family), EB Vintage Future and EB Humboldt (2002, ultra fat).
EB Martin (2010) is, in his own words, a post modern take on several traditional blackletter types. EB Bellissimo Display (2010) is a rounded monoline geometric sans typeface family. EB Jessica (2011) is part typewriter, part cemetery.
Typefaces from 2013: Steamer (which he calls a grimy grotesque), EB Vintage Future, EB Martin (blackletter), EB Jessica Condensed Book.
Moomin (2015) is a custom typeface designed for the Moomin brand. It is based the type used in the early comic strips by Tove Jansson, the author and creator of the Moomins. Cavalier (2016) is an avant-garde sans in the style of the 1970s.
Typefaces from 2018: Capital (a sans and serif family by Teo Tuominen, Erik Jarl Bertell and Emil Karl Bertell).
Typeface from 2019: Portland (a reverse contrast typeface by Emil Bertell, Erik Bertell and Teo Tuominen), Taurus (an all caps logotype family by Emil Bertell, Erik Bertell and Teo Tuominen), Zeit (a transitional text typeface by Emil Bertell, Erik Bertell and Teo Tuominen), Avion (a sans family by Emil Bertell, Erik Bertell and Teo Tuominen), Fabrica (a decorative frilly didone by Emil Bertell, Erik Bertell and Teo Tuominen), Tapas (by Emil Bertell, Erik Bertell and Teo Tuominen: a Serif, Sans, Deco and Script collection), Galatea (a 48-style sans family by Erik and Emil Bertell), Well (Erik Bertell and Toni Hurme: a wavy custom display typeface for Well Coffee), Morison (a great 32-style wedge serif typeface by Erik and Emil Bertell and Teo Tuominen), Frank Sans (grungy).
Typefaces from 2020: Laurel (by Teo Tuominen, Emil Bertell and Erik Bertell: a 4 style sans with amnay wedge elements), Resolve Sans (by Teo Tuominen, Emil Bertell and Erik Bertell: an extensive grotesk super family of 124 fonts: from compressed to extended, thin to black), Rockford Sans (2020: an 8-style geometric sans with large x-height and slightly rounded corners; Emil Bertell, Erik Bertell and Teo Tuominen), Walden (a heavy rustic serif typeface by Emil Bertell, Erik Bertell and Teo Tuominen), Klik (a geometric sans family with Bauhaus influences, by the dynamic trio of Emil Bertell, Erik Bertell and Teo Tuominen).
Typefaces from 2021: Imagist (a 12-style sharp-edged serif by Emil Bertell, Erik Bertell and Teo Tuominen), Alonzo (a 24-style Peignotian sans by Emil Bertell, Erik Bertell and Teo Tuominen), Maine (a 12-style modernized book antiqua by Emil Bertell, Erik Bertell and Teo Tuominen), Lagom (a 16-style slab serif with some Clarendon charm; by Emil Bertell, Erik Bertell and Teo Tuominen), Wonder (a 12-style rounded serif in the style of Windsor; by Emil Bertell, Erik Bertell and Teo Tuominen), Grand Cru (a refined serif family with 36 styles; by Emil Bertell, Erik Bertell and Teo Tuominen).
Link to Bond Creative Agency. Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Erik Jarl Bertell
During her graphic design studies in London in 2015, Erin Browell designed a typeface that was inspired by Herb Lubalin. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer at FontStruct in 2008 of helena_pixelated, squaresans_more_latin, structesk, vintee3, Avantesk (Avant Garde simulation), VINTEe3. [Google] [More] ⦿
Stephen Knouse (Essqué Productions) is the Alaskan designer in Wasilla (b. 1976) of several free fonts. These include the display typeface Petal Glyph (2007), Avante Go (2008, avant-garde) and Avante Return (2008, avant-garde). He also created the free comic book fonts Happy Sans (2009, beatnik style) and Happy Serif (2008), Diagano (2012, monoline avant-garde sans), the trekkie typeface Dark Future (2011), and Neon 80s (2010, a rounded sans in the style of VAG Round but more so a faux neon font).
Spyced (2012) evokes Arabian nights, lava lamps, and Indian mystery. In 2014, Stephen designed Geo Grid 9 (a kitchen tile font) and Tall & Lean. In 2016, he added the octagonal trekkie font Commander Edge.
Typefaces from 2021: Power Talks (a bold tuxedoed art deco sans for Latin, Hebrew, Greek and Cyrillic).
Dafont link. Fontspace link. Devian tart link. Creative Market link. Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
London-based graphic designer who made the custom avant-garde typeface Nowadays (2009). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
During his studies at Full Sail University, Winter Park, FL-based Ethan Barber created Regal Triumph Sans (2015, avant garde), Rubber Flex Sans (2015) and Cacti (2015, decorative caps). [Google] [More] ⦿
Cincinnati, OH-based creator of the thin avant-garde sans typeface Zephyr (2012). [Google] [More] ⦿
EVCCo is the foundry of London, Ontario-based type designer E Victor-C, est. 1980. EVCco has engaged in numerous acts of illustration, photography, and graphic design for clients representing fields as diverse as education, architecture, and the music industry.
He created West Warp (2010), Evcial (2000, monoline geometric avant garde sans) and Chapeau (2010, experimental). In 2020, he released the art nouveau-inspired typeface Annadalea. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Design and corporate identity studio in Lisbon. Creators of the elegant sans headline typeface Caixa Alta (2013), the stencil typeface Caffein (2011), Beedrones (2011, hexagonal), Ink (2012, a heavy brush face), Ecotour Portugal (2012, brush face), Lusofonia (2012, a decomposable typeface), Arte No Feminino (2012, a mosaic typeface), Ponte Romana (2012, a thin avant-garde wine label typeface).
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F37 (or: Face37)
Rick Banks (b. 1985, Manchester, UK) established F37 (Face37) in 2010 in London, UK. His typefaces:
He also published Type Trumps, a set of playing cards that feature the main typefaces. Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Frank Béla (b. 1978, Orosháza, Hungary) is a graphic design student at Krea Art School in Budapest who uses the pseudonym Fabergraph. Home page. Blog. In 2010, he started out commercially as Faberfonts. Dafont link. Behance link. Klingspor link.
He created the ink trap font Portrait Of A Lady (2009), FR Irisz (2009, didone family), Pontifex (2009), the hand-printed Munkácsy 1120 (2009), the unicase Reka Sans (2009), the thick-thin Azur (2009), the simple sans Babyface (2009), the medieval sorcery font Elmulas (2009), the Valentine;s Day font Sapet (2009), the avant garde sans family Hopper Sans (2009) and the ultra-fat typeface Rendezvous (2009). Callimachos (2009) is a fun triple-lined hand-printed headline typeface (with a Cyrillic version added in). Azur Title Font (2009) is a hairline slabbed typewriter type. Pasta Simpla (2009, followed by FR Pasta Mono in 2010) is another experimental jewel. Hobbista (2009) mixes symbols and glyphs. FR Rama Nous (2009) is a free modular font. In 2009, he also made Arrow, Enamel Paint Type, Belonging (Roman caps).
Commercial fonts made in 2010: FR Unalom, FR Sniccer (stencil), FR Ceruza, FR Minta (a dingbat typeface to make labyrinthine patterns; +Two), FR Tabula (beveled face), FR Smaragdina, FR Mintry One and Two (pattern fonts), and a custom alphabet for Esquire Russia, FR Hopper (monoline sans family).
Activity in 2011: A didone-inspired typeface called MFA Dagi that was was commissioned for a catalog of an exhibition at The Museum of Fine Arts (Budapest, Hungary). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Or Mick Chave. Michael Chave was director of Face Ronchetti in London. Phototypefaces by him include Aetna 1968, Alten Book 1969, Amigo 1972, Antique schmal 1975, Antique Tuscan 1975, Antique Tuscan Extended 1975, Arnold fett 1968, Bevelled 142 1975, Childs 1969, Cupid 1970, Curly Hairline 1969, Joanna 1969, Marvin 1969 (also at Face Photosetting), Matra 1971, National 1973, Pipeline 1970, Secession 1976. Digital revivals of the avant garde typeface Marvin:
Designer in Zagreb, Croatia. Creator of the avant garde hipster typeface Non Bell (2014) and the monoline sans typeface Alex (2014). Over at Dafont, one can download Non Belle (2014), which is identical to Non Bell. However, inside the font we find the name Justine Lazo. Alex in DR ExtremEdit (2014) is a modular typeface.
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Felix Beckheuer set up his own type foundry in Germany in 2013. His typefaces include the geometric headline typeface Pavo (2013), which was inspired by Lubalin's Avant Garde. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
During his studies, Newtown, CT-based Felix Summ designed the hairline avant garde typeface Helios (2017) and the tattoo typeface Greaves (2017). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Indonesian designer of the hairline avant-garde typeface Dont Buy Stuff (2016). [Google] [More] ⦿
During his graphic design studies at CRGS, Universidad de Monterrey, in Monterrey, Mexico, Fernando Loza created the beautiful hairline geometric avant-garde sans typeface Gum (2013). Karaiza (2013) is a hybrid font based on Bodoni and Courier New.
In 2014, he created the outlined uppercase Road Alphabet. In 2016, he designed the newspaper typeface Nomarili. [Google] [More] ⦿
Singaporean photographer and graphic designer who graduated from Temasek Design School. Her typefaces Goldrush (2011) and Villains (2011) both have an avant-garde look. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Floodfonts has freeware fonts by Felix Braden (b. Koblenz, Germany, 1974, an ex-student at the Trier College of Design). In 2000 he founded the free-font site Floodfonts with Peter Hoffmann. After working for five years as an art director for Gaga-Design, Koblenz, he decided to set up his own graphic design studio in Cologne. He now lives in Cologne working as a freelance designer and as a art director for MWK Cologne. In 2016, he set up his own Felix Braden type foundry.
His free fonts at Floodfonts included Polaris (2011), Floodicons (2003), Hydrophilia (2003. He writes: Hydrophilia family was created in 2003 by Felix Braden as a further development of Moby and comes with two fonts: The gothic typeface (liquid) is a revised version of the pixel font (iced). Hydrophilia liquid got a lot of letterforms with a diagonal axis, which reminded me of the technical fonts used on early liquid crystal displays.), Squid (2002, free), SquidCaps (2002), Ninetwist (2002), Catherine (2002), Moby (2002, a Bauhaus style corporate and headline font for the Cologne based design bureau Glashaus), Babelfish (2002), Blendfontsexperiment (2001), Incpot (1997), Hammerhead (2001: an angular constructivist typeface---free), HammerheadBlack (2001), HammerheadBold (2001), HammerheadMedium (2001), Multikultur (1997, Fraktur font), MultikulturExtraBold (2001), Orchidee (2001), Sadness (2001), Wuestling (1997). His commercial typefaces at Floodfonts include Kontiki (2018: a woodprint emulation typeface family; a grungy version of Clarendon), Capri Pro (2011-2015): an expressive constructed sans serif typeface in the tradition of Kabel and Avant Garde, partly constructivist, and partly hipster.
Peter Hoffmann designed Alita (2001) and Lacuna (2001).
Commercial fonts at Fountain: Grimoire (since 2015 at Floodfonts), Sadness (2001).
In 2004, he cofounded Timetwist with Pia Kolle, where you can download Rabbits (2004, Kolle), Pirates Stoertebecker (2004, Braden at Floodfonts, a ransom note face), Pirates Drake (2004, Braden at Floodfonts), PiratesBlackbeard (2004, Braden at Floodfonts), PiratesBonney (2004, Braden at Floodfonts), Bigfish (2009, a Western billboard face).
At Ductype, Braden published Timetwisteight (2005, a pixel face).
At URW++, he published the Supernormale family (part techno, part pixel) in 2006.
At Volcano, he made the rounded display face Bikini (2010).
At Fountain, he published the original version of Capri in 2011. After Fountain's demise, it reappeared as Capri Pro at Floodfonts in 2015.
The Orchidee project started in 1999 led to a fantastic free font. Felix: Orchidee was created as a part of the business stationary of the restaurant Orchidee located in the luxory hotel Quellenhof in Aachen, Germany. After the founding of the restaurant the hotel manager realized that there earlier was a bordello in the city with the same name, so he wanted to change the name. At the time when our agency had to presentate the logotype the name was not appointed so I created the font. The restaurant was specialized on crosscultural european-asian cuisine. Because of that I wanted to mix up some elements of traditional asian typography with european typography. The letters are designed in freehand by the repetition of just a few basic elements. To create the rough outline I used xerox-copier because I wanted to have some chaotic elements to give the font a handmade touch.
Other free fonts: Coraline (2012), Sonar Script (2013), Rollmops (2013).
At FontShop, he published FF Scuba (2012), as an offline companion to Verdana. It was one of the winners of the Communication Arts Typography Annual 2013.
In 2019, he published Pulpo, a ten-style family inspired by Century Schoolbook and Clarendon.
In 2020, he released Turbine (at Fontwerk: a 14-style neo-grotesque family), and Arpona, an 18-style lapidary flared typeface with slight wedge serifs.
Typefaces from 2021: Capitana (an 18-style geometric sans with large counters; not as severe as Futura), Arpona Sans (a 20-style humanist sans with rhombic tittles).
FontShop link. Klingspor link. Fontspace link. Dafont link. Behance link. Fontsquirrel link. Personal page. Another Behance link. Fountain Type link. Home page of Felix Braden. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Or Fonderia Tipografica Enrico Reggiani. Italian foundry in Milan, started by Enrico Reggiani in Milan in 1883. The business was taken over by his son Ergisto Reggiani (1888-1964). Reggiani published a bulletin in the 1930s entitled Tipografia (in which we find contributions of Edoardo Persico and the typographer Guido Modiano). It shows 44 very modernist typefaces, such as Reggiani, Macchina, Bodiniana, Jenson, Mascotte, Zaza, Mignon, Tosca, Manon, Mimi, Fedora, Butterfly, Fanciulla West, Turandot, Norma, Fornarina, Parisina, Isabeau, Fiammetta, Licia, Gioconda, Beatrice, Laura, Francesca, Asteria, Rosmunda, Minnie, Rossana, Mirandolina, Saida, D'Annunzio, Sansone, Nerone, Van Dyck, Olimpo, Olimpia, Olimpionica, Rubria, Ottocento, Pre Italica, Italia Nova, Era Nova, Vittoriale, Vittoriosa, Eia, Alala, Ardita, and Asse d'Acciao. Standout art deco designs included Ciclope and Mefistofele.
They published the avant-garde font Triennale in 1933, a typeface that set the tone for the institutionalized graphics imposed by the Italian fascists. Some of the posters of that era are here.
A scan of Campionario Caratteri da Stampa e per Contorno (Enrico Reggiani Foundry, Milan, 1937). See also Campionario Caratteri Fonderia Tipografica Enrico Reggiani (1937).
Digital revivals by Now Type (Lucas Franco and Claudio Rocha) include Ciclope and Mefistofele. TIF Balilla is a custom digital revival for Tipoteca Italiana Fondazione and not available for licensing. The original was Serie Balilla. [Google] [More] ⦿
FONTana is a font design studio in Szeged, Hungary, started in 1999. Free and commercial typefaces (39USD/piece) by Gabor Kóthay (La Danse, Luxury, Sehrgut (Fraktur), Faximile (1999), L&R (1999), Monsoon (1999)), and Amondó Szegi (Telegdi family, which is based on the worn typefaces used by Abbot Nicolaus Telegdi at the Vienna Jesuit press in the 16th Century; Velorex (1999)). Very beautiful web page, and fantastic fonts in all respects!
Free typefaces: Zodiac (2000), Cards (Gyula Zsigri, 2001), Maldoror, Domino (Gabor Kóthay), Count, Csenge (a Hungarian rune font by Csaba Dávid), Qwerty (Gabor Kóthay, 2000), Y2K (Gabor Kóthay, 2000).
Early commercial fonts: Woodini (caps), Sleeping Beauty (caps), Zimbalo (1999, Amondó Szegi), Pacalsone (1999, Amondó Szegi), Paradox (1999, Amondó Szegi), Construct (2001, Amondó Szegi), Binario (2000, Amondó Szegi), Bikewrench (2001, Amondó Szegi), Cabin (2001, Gábor Kóthay).
At T-26, in 2001, Amondó Szegi published the commercial typefaces MuseFace (art nouveau), Glosso (2003), Xodus (2001, Regular, Italic, Forgotten), Kozma-Ornaments, all showing old Slavonic and/or Armenian influences in Latin letters. In 2000, he made Alian Ornaments (floral ornaments) for T-26.
At T-26, Gábor Kóthay published Adagietto (2000), Minerva (2000), Archetype (2000). At PsyOps, Gábor Kóthay published the formal script Anglia (2001), Berill (2001), and Plexo (2001).
Amondó Szegi's typefaces at T-26: Nexodus (2008, medieval style), Zenthes (2008), Alien Ornaments, Glosso, Iskola (2002, a Victorian typeface done with Silas Dilworth), Kozma (great ornaments), Melico, Melico Ornaments (2004, another great set), Xodus.
At P22, Szegi designed the curly typeface Mantra (2005). Amondó Szegi's Telegdi family is since 2001 available from P22.
At The Type Trust, he created the playful Gepetto (2006).
Typefaces from 2013: Ma (avant-garde, constructivist, done as an hommage to Lajos Kassak), Overdose, Sorry (kitchen tile typeface), Atett (hommage to Lajos Kassak), Street Soul, Samizdat, Velorex (brush script), Zsir (fat octagonal face), Kedves (hipster font).
Typefaces from 2014: Iseum, Pix Gotisch.
Among their custom corporate identity jobs, the Losonczi Hair Salon work (2012) is quite outstanding.
Dubstep (2012) is an experimental triangulated grid-based typeface.
In 2013, Glosso Novum (2013, Fontana Type Foundry), a remastering of Glosso (2003), was published. Nexodus (2013) is a reworking of his 2001 typeface Xodus, with new ornaments and zodiac signs, and more weights. Xodus (2001, Regular, Italic, Forgotten) revives work by Miklós Kis Misztótfalusi (Nicholas Kis), who was one of the first designers of Armenian type: He prepared his first set of exotic types before September 1685 for the Armenian printing house in Amsterdam. It was the knowledgeable mayor of Amsterdam who requested that those types be founded. These types were used to print the mayor's (Nicolaes Witsen) work entitled Noord en Oost Tartarye. Misztótfalusi's name appears in the colophon of the book. Later, in 1687, he found Georgian types, which were, in many respects, similar to the Armenian set. Since there was no printing house in Georgia, he designed the types on the basis of some manuscripts. Unfortunately, as legend has it, the types never reached the Georgian court, which had commissioned Misztótfalusi to design them. They were either lost or stolen somewhere in Sweden. However, a sample sheet survived and was found in 1980 in Amsterdam. It may seem to make no sense to re-Latinise the types of Misztótfalus, who himself was a great master in founding Latin types, and for whom Armenian types meant the first step in a new direction.
Typefaces from 2016: Crave Sans.
Klingspor link. Fontspace link. Behance link. Dafont link. Creative Market link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
FontArte (was: Magdart Fonts)
FontArte (est. 2004; ex: Magdart Fonts) is Artur Frankowski's foundry in Warsaw, launched in cooperation with Magdalena Frankowska. Frankowski is a Polish graphic designer, typographer, type designer and lecturer, b. 1965, Zamosciu. He taught typography at the Technical University of Warsaw and is professor of typography and design at the Faculty of Design of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. In 2004 he finished his PhD thesis on legibility of type on cartographic maps at the Warsaw University of Technology. In 2013 he presented a habilitation thesis on street lettering as an inspiration for a graphic designer. In 2015 Artur graduated from the Expert Class Type Design (EcTd) at the Plantin Institute in Antwerp. He has published type and visual communication-related articles in design&print magazines. Through FontArte he wants to preserve Polish typographic heritage, specially Polish Avantgarde and introduce new directions in Polish type design culture. Author of Typespotting Warszawa and co-author (with Magdalena Frankowska) of a book about Henryk Berlewi, a pioneer of functional typography.
He spoke at ATypI 2005 in Helsinki on Type on maps and at ATypI 2007 in Brighton on Designing a regional typeface. Speaker at ATypI 2016 in Warsaw on From Typespotting to Warsaw letters. Designer of several typefaces:
Fontfabric is the foundry of Svetoslav Simov, a visual designer who is located in Sofia, Bulgaria, b. 1984. They design highly innovative typefaces that have lots of style and flair. Most fonts cover both Latin and Cyrillic. Until 2022, their fonts were sold through MyFonts, but gradually they switched to their own independent shop.
View Fontfabric's typefaces. In 2015, Ani Petrova, Svetoslav Simov and Radomir Tinkov co-designed the 214-style mammoth font system Intro Rust, a rough version of Fontfabric's Intro. The fonts are partitioned over Intro Rust, Intro Script, Intro Head and Intro Goodies. Still in 2015, we find Nexa Script.
In 2017, Plamen Motev and Svetoslav Simov co-designed Uni Neue, a total remake of Fontfabric's earler typeface Uni Sans (2009). Svetoslav Simov, Plamen Motev and the Fontfabric team (Vladislav Jordanov, Stan Partalev, Mirela Belova, Jacklina Jekova, Nikolay Petroussenko) produced Zing Rust, Zing Sans Rust and Zing Script Rust in the same year: it consists of 521 handmade typefaces.
In 2018, Mirela Belova and Svetoslav Simov co-designed the 20-style geometric sans typeface family Mont. Svet Simov and Svetlin Balezdrov co-designed the humanist sans family Squad, and Simov published the free all caps flared terminal font Colus in 2018. Gilam was designed in 2018 by Ivan Petrov, Plamen Motev and Svetoslav Simov---it is based on DIN, but is more geometric and has obliquely cut terminals.
In 2019, Svet Simov, Radomir Tinkov and Stan Partalev designed the 72-strong Noah family of geometric sans typefaces, which is partitioned into four groups by x-height from small (Noah Grotesque) to medium (Noah and Noah Text) to large (Noah Head). Codesigner of Mozer (2019, by Svetoslav Simov, Ani Petrova, Mirela Belova and Nikolay Petrousenko: a condensed headline sans family that covers Latin, Greek and Cyrillic; Mozer SemiBold is free).
In 2021, Svetoslav Simov and Vika Usmanova dusted off the 18-style update of Mont called Mont Blanc. It has very short descenders and medium-sized ascenders, two variable styles, and some redesigned glyphs. Its biggest problem will be the name---surely, the famous Swiss pen maker Mont Blanc will complain sooner or later about its trademark. I am puzzled about MyFonts, which did not catch this problem when they announced the typeface. In 2021, Simov also co-designed Code Next (a 20-style geometric sans by Svetoslav Simov, Mirela Belova and Stan Partalev; it includes two variable fonts).
Fontsquirrel link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Fountain--A Friendly Type Foundry
Fountain is a Swedish foundry in Malmö, founded in 1994 by Peter Bruhn (1969-2014). In 2008, its designers include Rui Abreu, Lee Basford, Lars Bergquist, Felix Braden, Lotta Bruhn, Peter Bruhn, Lucas Brusquini, Matthew Chiavelli, Stefan Claudius, Thomas Crolla, Jay David, Stefan Hattenbach, Peter Hoffman, Nina Hons, Sylvia&Daniel Janssen, Randy Jones, Gábor Kóthay, Martin Lexelius, Ricardo Santos, Góran Sóderstróm, Simon Schmidt, and Dirk Uhlenbrock.
Some offerings over the years: the avant-garde Anarko (nice!), the curly Pizzicato (also nice), Pussy, Udo, Barbera, Gas, the gorgeous bottle dingbats Mini (by Peter Bruhn), Kundera, the free downloads Animals, Doggystyle, Egg, Egg Cameo, Fat Ultra, Kundera, Maceo, Mothafucka, Pavement, Pavement-Kana and Sevenet. All of the aforementioned typefaces have mostly been designed by Peter Bruhn. They also do custom work. Other fonts: Jinchi1, Hebrew, Greek. Recent fonts by Simon Schmidt include CloseCall, CloseGridder, Ogra and Schlager. Martin Fredrikson Core made the fat display typeface Filt (based on Antique Olive, it now has a Greek weight as well), Borgstrand, FTN Sauerkrauto [see also Sauerkrauto Pro (2000)], and Malmo Sans. Matthew A. Chiavelli made Ultura (1996).
Peter Hoffmann created Alita.
Lars Bergquist published Paracelus (a modern version of Schwabacher), Baskerville 1757 (2002), Montrachet, Monteverdi, and Waldstein (a Scotch typeface). Steve Payne designed COMA. Felix Braden made Sadness and Grimoire. Lee Basford created Nuephoric.
Peter Bruhn made the commercial fonts Mayo, Ketchupa, Mustardo and the free fonts Partisan, Jinichi, Lipo-D, Dopil, Deuzhood, Azteak (initial caps) and Anticca. Lotta Bruhn designed Lucifer. Stefan Caludius made Dekoria (2003), a Tuscan titling face.
Fountain released Stefan Hattenbach's sans family Stalemate in 2004, which was originally an OEM family designed for but not used by a German IT company, Gretel (by Sylvia&Daniel Janssen), Scrixel 8 and 16 (pixel families by Thomas Crolla).
Graphic designer in Paris, who designed the avant garde display typeface Tuba Sans in 2016. It was inspired by the first drawing of Paul Renner's Futura. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer at Nebiolo (b. 1908, Pavia, d. 1999, Milan). He was part of a team (with Giancarlo Illiprandi, Bruno Munari, Ilio Negri, Till Neuburg, Luigi Oriani and Pino Tovaglia) that designed the lineale family Forma from 1966-1970 under the direction of Aldo Novarese. Forma was revived by Tankboys as Forma Nova.
Sergio Polano writes: Alone master, the Italian visual designer, painter and photographer Franco Grignani, born in Pieve Porto Morone (Pavia) in 1908, trained as architect at the Polytechnic School of Turin (1929-1933); after being part as painter of the late, second futurism, his artistic research came across the European abstract avantgarde movements, and developed a strong interested in the perception psichology of form, that results from the Fifties in his dinamic kind of OpArt, years before it: the mastering of perception rules is expressed by his visual experiments on virtual movement, optical illusion, subperceptions, distortions, moirés, dilatations, flous and so on, applied, with no breaks, from painting to graphic design, through pictures, images, patterns, signs and words. From the Thirties he works in the field of graphic design, collaborating a with Borletti, Breda Nardi, Cremona Nuova, Dompé, Domus, Mondadori, Montecatini, Spi, Triennale; his artistic direction for Alfieri&Lacroix printing firm is particularly interesting, as it shows an exceptional integration of words (wrtitten by himself) and images. Very well known, his trademark for Lambswool is a paradigmatic example of his approach to sign design. For 26 years he has been art director of Pubblicità in Italia, a magazine devoted to Italian advertising and visual design. He wrote many essays on design and arts, and lectured in Europe and USA. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in San Diego and Tijuana, who created the block typefaces Powinaky, Liber and SqL in 2010. Baika (2010) is a thin avant-garde face. On Behance though, he mentions Barcelona as his home base. Finalist in the 17th Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival's Poster Competition. Besides some custom typefaces, he also designed experimental typefaces such as Liber13 (high-contrast squarish poster face) and Lisa The Lush. [Google] [More] ⦿
Frans Font (was: Siren Fonts)
Frans Font (or: Siren Fonts) is a foundry, est. in 2009 in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom, by British designer Fran Board. Their fonts include Rounded Two (2009), Manic (2009, grunge), Rooky Hand (2009, irregular hand), and Mesh Stitch (2009, a stitching font). All are free for personal use and pay fonts for commercial use. In an earlier life at Dafont, one could download the hand-printed 3d font Decade 3d (2008), the stitching typeface Mesh Stitch (2009), the thin sans faceRound (2009), RoundNormal (2009, an avant garde face), Bloc Regular (2009, pixel face), Pixel Regular (2009), Zuben (2009, classy sans), Manic (2009, an angular face), Rounded Two (2009) and the squarish Blablabla (2009, FontStruct). Another URL. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Based in Oporto, Portugal, Frederico Ferreira is a graphic design student at IPCA-EST. He created an avant-garde slab serif typewriter typeface called Stab (2011). [Google] [More] ⦿
Free Goodies for Designers (or: FGD)
The site Free goodies for designers offers a number of tweetware and free products including the hand-printed typefaces Gant (2015) and Skinny Bastard (2014, tweetware), the brush face Leon (2014, free) and the poster typeface Reis (2014, tweetware) by Marcelo Reis Melo.
In 2015, Marcelo made the tweetware fonts Parabola and Bellaboo, the clean sans typeface Bavro, and the tweetware font Melo.
In 2016, he made the tweetware multiline typeface Lines, the free avant garde sans typeface Boot Camp, the free Impact-style sans headline typeface Alberto, the Bauhaus-inspired Alva, and the tweetware brush script typeface Tindra.
Typefaces from 2017: Kung (brush style), Sans Jose (a free Peignotian typeface), Rimbo (a great fat poster typeface).
Typefaces from 2018: Brux (dry brush), Eighties, Kung (brush), Bolden (a free condensed black sans).
Typefaces from 2019: Bavro Pro, Serifina (a high-contrast all caps typeface).
Typefaces from 2020: Wired.
Marcelo was born in Sao Paulo, graduated from Belas Artes University there, and settled in Stockholm. Marcelo Reis Melo. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Froso Leventi (Limassol, Cyprus) created the thin avant-garde caps typeface Long Cherry (2013). [Google] [More] ⦿
G3 Typefaces (or: TechFonts LatAm)
Yun Gonzalez (b. 1990; aka GrooveThree Typefaces and as G3 Typefaces and as TechFussion) is the designer in Bogota, Colombia, of the free techno typefaces Elegan Tech (2010), Ponderatta (2010), Inspyratta (2010), Ynnovatta (2010) and Curvature XD (2010).
In 2011, he made Anklada (an avant-garde sans), Groove Next (sans) and Revo (sans).
In 2012, he designed Revofit by Drakoheart (+Solid, 2014), Bookietastic, Stylatta, RevoPop, Straightforward, Bogotana (an informal sans family), Drakoheart Leiend, Konztante (a clean sans), Digicity, Typomoderno (squarish and modular), and V-Zel.
Typefaces from 2013, the year in which G3 became commercial: Drakalligro (+Sans, +Slab display types), Drakoheart Revofit (+Sans, +Serif), Drakolomb (2015).
Dafont link. Another Dafont link. Alternate URL. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Gabriel Martinez Meave
Graphic designer in Monterrey, Mexico. Creator of the elegant avant-garde sans typeface Sundance (2013, with Teresa Martinez). This was a school project at the Universidad de Monterrey. [Google] [More] ⦿
American designer of the free hand-printed typeface Anarchy Sans (2011) and of the thin geometric Keenton (2011, Open Font Library). [Google] [More] ⦿
Georgia Cowley (Washington, DC) created the avant garde style typeface Avatura (2010). [Google] [More] ⦿
Barcelona-based designer of these typefaces:
Graphic designer in Budakeszi, Budapest, Hungary, who cofounded Typogravity Studio with Tamas Ilsinszki. Creator of the extreme contrast display typeface Slash Pro (2011), and the multiline prismatic typeface Grand Avant Garde (2011).
In 2012, he designed Lineo Serif (thin geometric face).
In 2013, he created a fantastic set of graph-based experimental capitals called Regenerative. Georabic (2013) is a calligraphic Arabic simulation font completely based on the principles of Arabic font design, i.e., with beginning, medial and end forms for each letter. He writes: Georabic Typface is my diploma work at Hungarian University of Fine Arts / Graphic Design Department. During my Erasmus studies in Istanbul I had the chance to learn a bit of Arabic language and typography and I realized that the logic of Arabic writing could be used for a calligraphic Latin typeface too. I started with calligraphy to find the right way to create the glyphs and the connections. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Milan, Italy. Creator of the avant garde typeface Atype (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graduate of Quasar Design University who is based in Rome, Italy. Giulio Battelli's Kenya (2014) is a light all caps typeface created during his studies as a hybrid situated between Avenir Next Ultra Condensed (Adrian Frutiger) and Adobe Caslon Pro. [Google] [More] ⦿
Based in Verona, Italy, this graphic designer and art director created the typeface Swan (2009) and the avant garde typeface Architecta (2009, Happycentro).
In 2015, he designed the condensed piano key typeface Clexidra 8. In 2016, he designed the data typeface No Fly Zone, and the airport signage typeface Terminale.
Typefaces from 2018: Ragazi Fugazi, Sabotage (experimental), Abracadabra (condensed and modular), Nultras (a free all caps monoline and monospace typeface). [Google] [More] ⦿
Grilli Type is Noël Leu and Thierry Blancpain, graduates of the University of the Arts in Bern, Switzerland. Grilli Type is an independent Swiss type foundry, founded in 2009, and located in Zürich. They offer a range of display and text typefaces, based either on historical sources or with an experimental background.
In 2010, their catalog had four type families: GT Walsheim, GT Haptik, GT Skeletor (monoline grotesk) and GT Lena (avant garde sans).
In 2013, that number decreased to three, GT Walsheim, GT Haptik and GT Pressura. GT Pressura was designed in 2013 by Moiré and Dominik Huber.
In 2014, they added GT Sectra and GT Eesti. GT Sectra won first prize in the TDC 2015 Type Design competition.
In 2021, Grilli was asked, in cooperation with Twitter design director Derrit DeRouen, to design Chirp, a new grotesk to replace Helvetica in Twitter. The reactions from Twitter users are quite damning. Jeffrey Jose compares it with GT America, which Noel Leu and Grilli cite as the source of inspiration. Free download. [Google] [More] ⦿
Costa Rican designer based in San Jose. Creator of the avant-garde / futuristic typeface Asteroids (2012). [Google] [More] ⦿
Mendoza, Argentina-based designer of these typefaces, ca. 2014: Etc, Janis, Espacios (squarish), Minime (rounded sans), Neo Avant (rounded geometric sans), Rono (monoline and rounded), Terra (also rounded). [Google] [More] ⦿
Born in Riga, Latvia, in 1943, he has mainly cooperated (since 1990) with Tilde in the font development of East-European languages, and has created the AG fonts collection for Cyrillic. He specializes in Cyrillic and East-European extensions of prominent typefaces (such as the ones in the Bitstream collection). His typefaces:
FontShop link. Linotype link. Klingspor link.
MyFonts collection. View Grinbergs's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Parisian designer. Behance link.
Creator of various typefaces such as Neeo (2012, avant-garde), E-Pure (2012, geometric), Pixa (2012, hexagonal), Recompose (2012), TypEra (2012), and an unnamed alchemic typeface (2012).
In 2013, Hadrian published the experimental typefaces Texta and Beyond Font and the display sans Modular.
In 2015, he designed Deconstruct (experimental type) and Wide (a very narrow pixacao graffiti-inspired font created for the Graphic Design Festival Scotland competition).
Graphic designer in Valencia. Creator of Fairfont, an avant garde style typeface co-designed with Alicia Raya, Cristina Bonora and Dailos Pérez.
Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer in Chicago. Behance link. In 2011, she created a beautiful poster entitled Avenir, using Frutiger's 1988 typeface Avenir. [Google] [More] ⦿
Swiss typographer (b. Zürich, 1939, d. 1998). He had his own studio, Lutz Verlag, in Zürich. He published books such as "Typoundso" and "Ausbildung in typografischer Gestaltung". He taught at the schools of design in Zürich and Luzern for over thirty years, and founded the typography department in Luzern in 1968. [Google] [More] ⦿
Happycentro is a creative studio based in Verona, Italy. Members include Federico Galvani, Giuliano Garonzi, Roberto Solieri, Giulio Grigollo, Andrea Manzati, and Federico Padovani. Behance link. They made various experimental types. Federico Galvani and Sebastiano Boni drew the caps typeface ProtoType by hand. Giulio Grigollo made the avant garde typeface Architecta (2009). [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer in Adelaide, Australia, who created the avant garde typeface Round Map in 2013. [Google] [More] ⦿
James M. Harris' Colorado Springs, CO-based foundry sells five fonts designed by himself, SignPix (1, 2, 3, 4), Earth Font One (1993), PictographOne (1996), and Strasbourg (blackletter) through Fonthaus and Agfa/Monotype. It specializes in tourist and road signs. Harris Design will turn your logo into a (TTF or type 1) font. List of fonts.
Jim Harris made the old shareware fonts Bellerose (1992, an avant-garde face: poster by Benbouzid Fatim-Zohra), Bellerose Pro (various weights are done in 2016), Mazama, Premium Thin, RhyoliteVertical (1990) and Andesite (1991) which can be found on many archives. He also made Harris Modern Extended.
Old home page. Creative Market link. Dafont link. FontShop link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Born in New York in 1918, Herbert Frederick Lubalin died there in 1981. Founding editor and art director of U&lc from 1973-1981. Co-founder of ITC in 1969, together with Edward Roundthaler and Aaron Burns, as a result of the marriage of Lubalin Burns & Co (est. 1969) and PhotoLettering Inc. Professor at the Cooper Union in New York from 1976-1981. Director of the avant garde magazine Fact between 1965 and 1967.
His fonts: Pistilli Roman (VGC, see here; with John Pistilli), L&C Hairline (ca. 1966, VGC, with Tom Carnase), ITC Avant Garde Gothic (with Tom Carnase, Gschwind, Gürtler and Mengelt, 1970-77; see Avignon on the SoftMaker MegaFont XXL CD, 2002), ITC Busorama (1970), Ronda (1970), ITC Lubalin Graph (1974; see Square Serif on the SoftMaker MegaFont XXL CD, 2002; poster by Pablo Monachese), ITC Serif Gothic (with Tony DiSpigna, 1974; see Serenade Two on the SoftMaker MegaFont XXL CD, 2002). His companies: Herb Lubalin Inc (1964-1969), Lubalin, Smith&Carnase Inc (from 1975 onwards).
In 1985, Gertrude Snyder and Alan Peckolick published Herb Lubalin. Art Director, Graphic Designer and Typographer (New York). Retrospective at ITC.
Revivals: Receding Hairline NF (2014, Nick Curtis) revives L&C Hairline. Pudgy Puss (2007, Nick Curtis) is an ultra-fat modern digital display type based on Fat Face (Herb Lubalin, Tom Carnase).
Linotype link. Klingspor link. FontShop link.
Gjøvik, Norway-based designer of the gothic arc-themed typeface Kalligrafi (2015). [Google] [More] ⦿
Japanese designer. Nagai and Daisuke Yajima won an award at TDC55 for an experimental typeface called Utsuba Moon Avant Garde (2009). [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer from Córdoba, Argentina. Currently working as a freelance designer, involved in print design and art direction. Designer of the trendy sans display typeface Aeropuerto (2009) and of the minimal thin-lined avant-garde Sur (2009). Behance link. MyFonts link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Art director in Versailles, France. For the visual identity of L'Espace Andrée Chedid, Hubert Munier designed an elegant bi-lined typeface family, L'Autre (2016). For a Luxemburg-based African food truck, he created Afrikan Gourmet (2016), a deco typeface with African tribal themes worked in. He also created the fun art deco logotype Le Popcorn Bar (2016), which hearkens back to old Hollywood. For the music label LSM, he created the hipster typeface Les Sales Mômes (2016). For ESAM (Ecole Superieure des Arts Modernes), he designed a piano key stencil typeface, ESAM. He designed a squarish typeface for the fitness club Aqualoft (2016). With Emilie Rad, he created L'Esperluette in 2016. Other typefaces from 2016: Retro Futura (avant-garde), Neo Gothic (hexagonal), Sweet, Tarot (bi-colored and origami), Fitness Type, Now Bretonne (dot matrix), Massive (shadow pixel font). Earlier typefaces include the vertically-striped Riley Type (2012), LSM (2014: a hipster typeface).
Typefaces from 2017: Bim, Bodo Me (a variation on Bodoni), Kit (a piano key stencil typeface). Home page. [Google] [More] ⦿
Toni Hurme (Hurme Design, Helsinki) started publishing fonts in 2013. His first series, numbered 1 through 4, is Hurme Geometric Sans, a geometric sans family of large x-height and simple avant-garde structures. Each series has 14 styles and true small caps.
In 2016, he updated Hurme Geometric Sans 1 + 2, Hurme Geometric Sans 4, and Hurme Geometric Sans 3.
In 2019, Erik Bertell and Toni Hurme co-designed the wavy custom display typeface Well for Well Coffee. Also, Hurme releases Hurme FIN 1a and 1b, and Hurme FIN Mono in 2019, all more or less monolinear with a wide choice of widths from Compressed to Extended.
In 2021, he published Hurme tek (a squarish techno family). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
British foundry started in 2009 in Sheffield, but now located in Dronfield. Their fonts include Nanami (2013, avant-garde sans), Nanami 3D (2014, free shadow typefaces, among the prettiest ones ever created), Miyagi (2008, a paperclip / neon sign typeface that revives Letraset's Yagi Link Double, a 1970s typeface of Robert Trogman for Facsimile Fonts) and Taku (2008, Taku stencil), BAQ Outline, BAQ Rounded (like VAG Rounded), Hiruko (geometric sans family, free at Dafont), Hiruko Pro (2013), Ebisu (2010), Sukato (very fat), Aiko, Kata (2009, grandissimo grunge).
It seems that this foundry grew out of Alex Haigh's Thinkdust in Nottingham, UK. They have some exclusive typefaces by Si Scott (the curly typeface Hunter, 2009), Alex Trochut (Neo Deco, 2009), HelloHikimori (Lace, 2009), Luke Lucas (Lukano, 2009), and Jon Burgerman (the hand-drawn fun type Burgerman, 2009).
Thinkdust link. Behance link. Dafont link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
A Russian architect and artist, Iakov Chernikhov was born in 1889 in Pavlograd, Yekaterinenskav Gubernia, Ukraine (now Dnepropetrovskay Oblast). He died in 1951 in Moscow. He studied at the Odessa Art School, a branch of the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts. In 1914, having graduated from the Art School, he moved to St. Petersburg and entered the Academy of Arts. In 1916 Chernikhov transferred from the painting faculty to the architecture department and graduated in 1925. He became a successful architect, and taught at the Leningrad Institute of Transportation Engineers (after 1933 LIIZhT) in the school of architecture (1928-45), at the Industrial Academy (NKTP) in the course for factory and plant construction (1930-32), at the Stalin Transportation Academy (NKPC) (1930-32), and at the Institute of Engineers of Water Transportation (1929-31). He published Fundamentals of Modern Architecture (1929-1930), Construction of Architectural and Machine Forms (1931), and Architectural Fantasies. 101 Compositions (1933). These classics are all about architectural fantasies. The last work of Iakov Chernikhov, which remained uncompleted, was the book An Analysis of the Construction of Classical Typeface (written in 1945-1951). It was published in 1958, seven years after his death. Iakov Chernikhov used for construction of the types some principles taken from the theory of architectural forms having much in common with the type forms that obey the same regularities. Some of his work looks like the early attempts at regularization by Duerer and Tory, or as found in the Romain du Roi.
In 2009, Dmitry Yakovlevich Chernikhov (editor), Uta Keil (German translation) and Heike Maria Johennig (English translation) published the Russian / German / English text Graphic masterpieces of Yakov Georgievich Chernikhov : the collecton of Dmitry Yakovlevich Chernikhov (DOM Publishers, Berlin).
Wiki page. Scans: I, II, III, IV. Image of his Cyrillic Trajan (1945-1951). [Google] [More] ⦿
Spanish art student (in 2013). FontStructor who created these typefaces in 2013: Beauvoir, Lancaster, Figaro, Abel, Cawdor (octagonal), Dilior (a didone), Harmond (blackletter), Antelopes, Godiva (blackletter), Autumn, Sasanida, Help I Need Somebody (circle-based geometric sans), Goodbye Fontstruct, Fairy Tale Vanishing, Slanton, Kyrie, Eat Me, De Stijl, Chiara, Hecate, Stancyl (piano key), Ionica, Winty's Gothica, Vintage America, El Greco, Fairy Tale, Ozawa, Donibo Display, Decade (blackletter), Donibo, Weirdy Moves (+Party), Bliss (crayon font), Ibsen (a dark copperplate style inspired by an Ikea logo), Avenzo, Avenzo Mad Serif, The Code of Honour (constructivist), Yago, Vienna Cafe Big (art nouveau), Castillian (Textura, +SmallCaps), Lumpy, Origami (3d face), Baldur2 (a lava lamp typeface), Trinity (Victorian), Patterns For Everyone, Evangelion, Scriptura, Maverick, Giralda, Freak Fraktur, Vienna Cafe (art nouveau), Sportiva (Small Caps, Deco1, Deco2 [blackboard bold], Sans, Alternates 1, Alternates 2, Alternates 3, Regular), Carmina, Hieronimus (a pixelish typeface inspired by Bauhaus: +Slab, +Stencil).
Typefaces from 2014: Bronzino, Hagia, Decodrops, Kobe Slab, Enoe (blackletter), Adagio, Nemesis (thin avant garde sans), Shalott (geometric sans), Origami, Kobe Regular, Kobe Stencil, Giovanni (textura blackletter), Decan, Thoreau (blackboard bold), Blue Requiem, Funky Business, Red Requiem, Dreamcatcher, Drastic, Retropix, Vanity Strong, Dotchild, Reya (blackletter).
Typefaces from 2015: Stanwyck (stencil), Tiberian (roman caps), Dresde Sans, Fraktur in the Forest, Dingbat Tribe, Action (in the style of Impact), Hibiscus (sans), Oranienbaum (a stylish serif), Amphora (sans), Lazzaro (squarish), Pineapple Juice, Sheldon.
Typefaces from 2016: Watercolor (an art deco sans inspired by Carlos Winkow's Grotesca Radio), Hipster, Lakme Mondrianesque, Humanist Sans.
Typefaces from 2017: Dublin, Dresde Serif. [Google] [More] ⦿
Kasper Ledet made a great handlettered avant garde poster that reads I love the smell of Napalm in the morning (2008). [Google] [More] ⦿
Moscow-based designer of the free avant garde Latin / Cyrillic typeface Oks (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
FontStructor who made these fonts in 2012: fs Small Stroke, fsToo Close (graffiti style), fs Losing Shape, fs Cursive Rounded, fs Bold Truth, fs Blocky, fs Nice And Tall, fs Drop It Hard, fs Under Line, fs Bas Drop Collection, fs Bold Strike, fs Curvy, Fat Glyph (oil slick simulation or bubblegum face), fs Bass Dropping, fs Stretchy, fs Systematic, Simply Bolded, Only A Pixel, Cal Culator (LED face), fs Modern, Solid Shade (3d shadow face), Kinda looks like SEGA, Fuse Defont, Simply Round, FS Compact (3d typeface), Smallpox Not Smallpox, Yuno, Tech Timee, Boxie [and its remake, FS Boxier], The Average Font, One Digit, Speedie (oblique retro techno font), de Fizzy, Another 3d Paper Font, Super Mario Bros 3 NES, Lets get together.
Typefaces from 2013: fs Glom Sans, fs 10th (+Scripture, +Vert), FS Round Rebirth (a macaroni font), More Curves, FS Recent, FS Oblique, FS Recent Cursive, FS Mod, FS Rapidly, Circles Filtered, FS Bezier Pixel, FS Fatline (piano key face), FS Reprint (a piano key typeface in the style of Wim Crouwel), FS Try Again, FSZen, FS Thicken, FS Lean Clean, FS Idea (avant-garde), FS Semi Circle, FS Big Moment, FS Oblique, FS Curvature, FS Fragile, FS Hurry, FS Smooth Joke.
Typefaces from 2014: FS Geometrik, FS Broadcast, Experimental WIP, MS MicroIsh, FS Punchline.
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Mexican designer of Britney Femme Fatale (2011, avant garde). [Google] [More] ⦿
The iTunes script collection has 25 free fonts that Apple gives away. View. List: Academy Engraved, Algerian Condensed, Arriba Arriba, Avant Garde Mono, Banco, Blackmoor, Bodoni SvtyTwo, Braganza, BraganzaSC, Cabaret, Hazel, Jazz, Jenson Old Style, Mona Lisa Solid, Portago, Princetown, Santa Fe, Savoye, Shatter, Souvenir Mono, Synchro, Temble, Type Embellishmnt One, University Roman Bold, Ziggy. [Google] [More] ⦿
iTypeface (or: Exfont)
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, creator (?) of the free 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).
In 2021, she released the scripot typeface Overwatch.
Dafont link. Behance link. Creative Market link. Dafont link. Another Creative Market link. Newest Behance link. Gumroad link. Defonts link for Exfont. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Toronto, who created the avant garde typeface Roundtancle Sans (2014) and of Kolour (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Brooklyn, NY-based designer, who created several typefaces, such as Pixineo (2013, an avant-garde sans co-designed with with Marija Radisavljevic for a Boston-based startup), Marx (an ink-trap serif typeface), Valence Grotesque (a school project typeface at RISD), HJ Round (2011, a dot matrix typeface), Neruda Modern (2011, RISD: a fat didone), and Saecularis (an angular text face). [Google] [More] ⦿
Berlin-based designer (b. 1974, Bydgoszcz, Poland) of the great avant garde font Droelma (or: Skylounge, 2000), and the dingbat font Seppuku, both free at Typotek. Jakob calls hiimself "Droelma, da King". [Google] [More] ⦿
Design student in the UK, who created a multicolored avant garde typeface in 2012. [Google] [More] ⦿
James M. Harris
Major Dutch typographer and type designer, b. Gouda, 1892, d. Haarlem, 1958. He studied at the Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten in Den Haag (1908-1912) and joined Enschedé in 1925. He had a considerable influence on the next generation of type designers. His typefaces include:
Van Krimpen had a difficult character. Lines&Splines wrote this: Alastair Johnston, from an issue of Ampersand, once posed the question, "Do you have to be an asshole to be a good type designer?" Gerard Unger replied to the effect that even to this day, people will look over their shoulders before discussing Van Krimpen. One can almost imagine Van Krimpen waving one of his sharp serifs over his head like a stick, flailing against the difficulties of his everyday relations, his nostrils flared as they were in every portrait taken of him. MyFonts page. CV at Linotype. FontShop link. Some of his work and correspondence can be found at the University of Amsterdam.
A list of typefaces based on Jan Van Krimpen's work:
Author of On Designing and Devising Type (1957, New York: the Typophiles, & Heemstede). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Saint Petersburg, Russia-based designer of the thin Cyrillic typeface Avangard (2017). [Google] [More] ⦿
Czech art historian and author of Avant-Garde Page Design 1900-1950 (Delano Greenidge Editions, 2002). This book presents a comprehensive visual lexicon of early 20th-century page design. Illustrations include designs by Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Wassily Kandinsky, Marcel Duchamp, Aleksandr Rodchenko, Lázló Moholy-Nagy, El Lissitzky, and Jan Tschichold. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer in Curitiba, Brazil, who created Minimo Stella (2014, an avant garde caps typeface) and Deco Avenue (2014, art deco typeface). [Google] [More] ⦿
Poulsbo, WA-based designer of the avant garde sans typeface Suave (2015). [Google] [More] ⦿
JC Design Studio
Danish graphic designer in Lyngby. He made the following typefaces:
Behance link. Creative Market link. Hellofont link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Jeff Levine: Additional typefaces
This is a list of fonts by Jeff Levine not categorized anywhere else on my pages.
Born in 1957 in Battle Creek, USA, Jeffery Keedy is an educator, designer, type designer, and writer, who has been teaching in the Graphic Design Program at California Institute of the Arts since 1985. He is best known for Keedy Sans (1989, Emigre). Keedy Sans was influenced by Ed Fella's style with inconsistent spacing, and rounded and sometimes sliced characters.
Other fonts by Keedy include HardTimes (1990), NeoTheo (1989), Jot, LushUs (part of FUSE 4, see also here), SkelterBold, and Zanzibaralt.
Author of Emigre: Graphic Design into the Digital Realm (1993, Rudy Vanderlans, Zuzana Licko, Mary E. Gray, Jeffery Keedy). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Illustrator and art director in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Designer of the hairline avant-garde caps display typeface EO (2012-2013), which is inspired by and named after biologist E.O. Wilson.
Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Jennifer Wagner (Nashville, TN; was: Denver, CO) designed these typefaces:
Born in New Jersey in 1985, Jennifer DeAngelis Gunn still lives in New Jersey, where she runs the graphic and web design company Jennifer DeAngelis Design (est. 2008), which is also listed on MyFonts. DP Fonts (est. 2010) sells fonts created by Jennifer and her New York college friend, Amanda Pastenkos.
Jennifer designed the intricate wool strand-themed font Strands (2010) and the children's hand Right Height (2010). Majordomo (2010) is a pretty hand-drawn didone.
The first DP Fonts font on MyFonts is the dingbat typeface Wintery Mix (2010). In 2011, Jennifer published the hand-printed 3d outline typeface Marquee, Mermaid NY (mermaid dingbats), Donald (hand-printed outline face), Bluebird (2011, a connected italic script), Quail (2011, grunge), REST BORT (2011, a hand-drawn blackboard bold family), White Rabbit (2011, a gorgeous hand-printed swashy caps face), Monocle86 (avant-garde), the grungy Snatch n Sniff, and the warped zebra typeface WEALD.
Creations from 2012: the white on black tiled typeface Inthabox, the art deco typeface Esther.
MyFonts link. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Jeroen Kant (b. 1996) is from Herten, The Netherlands. As a FontStructor called ITellYa, he made the pixel typeface Yourself Regular (2010), the chalk simulation typeface Angry Chalk (2011), the avant garde typeface Epic Fusion (2011), and the experimental family Problems (2010). Aka Jeronimo. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic design student in Kansas City, MO. Creator of a monoline geometric avant garde sans called Eight One (2012, a free font originally created for a musician's logo) and of the pixel typeface Sample (2012). In 2015, he created the techno typefaces Skwair and Schlant.
Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Type designer who worked at Adobe from 1989-2002 and for Monotype from 2003 until today. His typefaces in chronological order:
Linotype link. Linotype interview. FontShop link. Pic. His talk at ATypI 2014 in Barcelona was entitled OpenType features for Script Typefaces. Linotype link. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Jimmy Duus (Copenhagen, Denmark) created the avant garde typeface family Espanoles and the sans typeface Summer Sans in 2014. Behance link. Cargo Collective link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Art director in Santiago, Chile. Designer of the dry brush fonts Zeyk Brush (2016) and Bruship (2015), the avant-garde font Decad (2016), and the signage typeface Great Man (2016).
In 2017, he designed the dynamic hand-printed Boluda. Behance link. Behance link for JNP Design. Creative Market link for JNP Studio. [Google] [More] ⦿
Creator (b. 1991, The Philippines) of the outlined hand-drawn typeface Chickfactor (2013), as well as Ham And Eggs (2013), Bookends (2013), Bookends with Accents (2014), Font5 (2013) and Whiplash Girl Child (2013).
Typefaces from 2014: Basic Space, Hypersober (textured shadow face), Hypersober Clean.
In 2015, she designed the avant garde sans typeface Morning Crescent. In 2016, she published the handcrafted typeface Summer Fling.
Dafont link. Fontspace link. Home page. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graduate of University Of Applied Sciences Mannheim. Mannheim, Germany-based designer of Berthaus Grotesque (2017), a geometric typeface that fuses Futura, Bauhaus and Avant Garde. [Google] [More] ⦿
Mellieha, Malta-based designer (b. 1983) of Futura Hand (2010). Finally a Comic Sans replacement, perhaps? With iFontMaker, he made these fonts: BestMarker, Crazy, Gillhand, JonnyBravo, JonnyBravoLight, Party, Typewriter Hand. In 2014, he created Party hand and Avenir Condensed Hand. [Google] [More] ⦿
Jonathan Bernard Pace (Paola, Malta) created the stylish avant-garde / art deco all caps typeface 20s Font (2013). [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer of the squarish typeface Invisible City (2015) and the crcle-based avant garde typeface Night (2015). [Google] [More] ⦿
A graduate of FH Potzdam, Germany, Joschko Hammermann (now in München) created the squarish sans typeface Joham (2010, 26plus). In 2014, he created the avant garde sans typeface Joham Journal. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Madrid-based designer of a hairline compass-and-ruler avant garde caps typeface in 2016. Aka Double Monkey. [Google] [More] ⦿
Austrian artist (b. 1865, Vienna) who studied at the Vienna Academy, and became a Professor in Munich. Member of the Secession from 1898. He died in Grado, Italy, in 1949. A travel poster by Josef Maria Auchentaller in 1906 led Tom Wallace to design the avant garde / art nouveau all caps typeface Auchentaller ca. 2007.
Read about his participation in the Viennese Secession. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Mexican designer of Neon Lights (2013), En Mi Cuadra Nada Cuadra (2013), Mundonick (2010, unicase), Partofme (2012), Moonstone (2011), Princess And The Frog (2011), When the goes sun scene (2011, avant garde), Jessie Normal (2011, grunge face), Grachi (2011, bouncy spiky face, modeled on Fontdiner.com), Anahi (2011, art nouveau), Grachi 2 (2011), Tangled (2011, tattoo face), Femme 2 (2011), and Carly (2011). [Google] [More] ⦿
Juan Pablo Bello
While studying design at SENAC in Brazil in 2009, Juliana Demarque designed the avant-garde typeface Sfera Light. [Google] [More] ⦿
Colombian graphic designer. Behance link. She created the thin avant-garde typeface Amapola (2011). [Google] [More] ⦿
Ex-North Carolinian designer who has a BFA in graphic design from Columbia college Chicago, and lives in Chicago. Behance link. Creator of Aimiee (2011, an avant-garde face). [Google] [More] ⦿
Curitiba, Brazil-based designer of the avant garde typeface The Unbearable Lightness Of The Font (2017). [Google] [More] ⦿
Mexican designer of the free avant-garde typeface Cosmoluna (2018). [Google] [More] ⦿
Visual information designer, consultant and teacher who lives and works at Tampere, Finland. He has an MA in media from Tampere University and Tampere University of Applied Sciences. He specializes in designing complex visual systems, like newspapers, magazines and web sites. He made the avant garde geometric sans typeface Alvar (2010). [Google] [More] ⦿
Rogers, AR-based designer of the tall avant garde display typeface Albatross (2015). [Google] [More] ⦿
Kaiser Zhar Khan (b. 1980, Chile), aka Zanatilja, used to run a new defunct archive called True Type Fonts. He also designed many typefaces himself. The most famous among these is his free African-themed typeface South Afirkas 2100 (2009), which is downloadable from Dafont.
In 2012, he made Stickerman Bad Times, Rock X Start TFB, Aespiro TFB, Perspectivo TFB (3d face), Desgarvuda (textured face), Estancofida TFB (textured face), LEDisplay TFB, Restroom Signs TFB, Chinese Cally TFB, Discontinuo, Suast Ornad TFB (a textured face), Scoolar TFB (3d face), Katakana TFB, Hiragana TFB, Dragons TFB, Arrows TFB, Old Retro Keys TFB, Pycuaf, Pycuafodi, Dragon Ball TFB, Escaned (texture face), Chess TFB, Seagram TFB, Army Weapons TFB, Stamp Seal TFB, Logos TFB, Scripto TFB, Another Ornaments TFB, Vintage Auto Cars TFB, Simple (a monoline sans), Travesia TFB (information design dings), Music TFB (dingbats), Xmas Cartoon, Wings of Wind TFB, Mickey M TFB, Pincel Handwrite, Jigsaw Pieces TFB, Valentines Day TFB (heart dingbats), Proportional TFB (squarish sans), Stars TFB, Working Signs TFB, Signs Language TFB, Ornaments Labels and Frames, Snowflakes TFB, Christmas Nativity TFB, Chinese Zodiac TFB, Zodiac TFB, Only Skulls, Calendar Note TFB, Sports TFB (sports silhouettes), Old Retro Labels TFB, 11 Vator TFB, Xmas TFB (Christmas dings), Trees TFB, Clothing Logos TFB, Dirty Sweb, Can Dog TFB, Ornaments, Finger Print, Kitty Kats TFB, Batman Logo Evolution TFB, Light TFB (avant garde sans), Digital Display TFB (LED face), Skullx (dingbats), Tribal Tattoo (dingbats), Klingon, The Meme Font (dingbats), Rongorongo (a system of glyphs discovered in the 19th century on Easter Island), Strangferfixcs, Hotel Transilvania and Frankenwine.
Typefaces made in 2013: Pudahuel Sans, Variada TFB (simple circle-and-arc-based sans), Estorea TFB, New LED Board TFB, Rayada TFB (textured face), New Barcode Font TFB, Estrellas TFB (stars), Estrellass (sic) TFB, Spirits Dots Drinks, Mero Ornad TFB (fishnet textured), Toolz TFB, New Stencil TFB, Logocarsbats TFB, Caritons TFB (smilies), Illustrations TFB (scanbats), Edgebat TFB (knives), Crossbats TFB (crosses), Abstrec TFB (organic sans), Frames TFB, BitxMap Font TFB, Austera Simple TFB, Traffic Signs TFB, Extranger Sol TFB, Rifle Bats TFB, New X Digital TFB (LED typeface family), Dasgastada TFB, El Alambre TFB, Punk Not Dead TFB, Triangled TFB, Noxtrey Auf TFB, Cross LED TFB (+Bold), Cursi Extra TFB, Hearts Shapes TFB, Ornamentsss TFB, Eggfaces TFB, Orniste TFB, Shadded TFB (sic) (shadow face), Spoghetti Western (sic) (Italian Far West face), Groovy Font (shaded), Fireguns TFB (dingbats), Only Revolver TFB (dingbats), Aeg Flyon Now (condensed sans), Espinuda TFB, T1 Logoso TFB, Social Logos TFB, Hearts and Flowers for valentines, Astrology Astrological TFB, Ornametss TFB, Astrology TFB, Old Ornaments, Old Foundry Prints TFB, Old seals TFB, English Two Line TFB (pearly alphabet from 1796), Amame TFB (dot matrix face), Fontesda TFB (sketched face), Flowers Dots Bats TFB, Queen Destroy TFB, Bicycle TFB (dingbats), Stone Army, Ancient Weapons TFB, Numismatic Bats TFB, Elizabethan Initials TFB, Anome Ibul, Big Daddy LED, Mavole Sinpo TFB (spurred), Dowted Remix TFB (dot matrix face), QR Font TFB, Another Barcode, Display Free TFB (LED face), Cadabra Debilex, Initials TFB, Music Logos TFB, Toxic Waste TFB, Ornad Dentro TFB, Logos and Logos TFB, Amore Mio, Hearts Shapes TFB, Another X Display TFB (dot matrix), Pro Display TFB (dot matrix), Juino Net, Quiwo Luse TFB, Aliencons Two, Cargante TFB, News Board TFB, Aliencons TFB, Barcode TFB, Birthday Balon TFB, Birds TFB (silhouettes), Le Fish (fish silhouettes), Motos TFB, Love You Too TFB (Valentine's day font), LED LCD 123, Noteame (fat sans), Badopus TFB (monoline script), Estrellado TFB, Love You TFB (Valentine's Day font), Cubs LED TFB (LED / dot matrix typeface), Text Inside TFB (textured face), Kuwa Ronmcie Q (circle-based face), Zebra TFB, Distrogrunge TFB, Carillas TFB (smilies).
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Toronto, Ontario-based designer of the avant garde all caps typeface Hard Love (2015). [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic design student in Monterrey, Mexico.
In 2012, she created a thin avant-garde caps typeface called Sendak. [Google] [More] ⦿
Type designer from Batavia, IL. She designed Mia Mano (2010, handwriting), and the simplistic monoline avant-garde geometric typeface Tumbly (2011).
Typefaces from 2012: Mano Danielli (children's hand), Hard Shadow, Hercule (a curly hand-printed typeface that was inspired by the moustache of Hercule Poirot), Something Fishy (dingbats).
In 2014, she published the dingbat typeface Tea and Crumpets and the handwriting typeface Altra Mano.
Klingspor link. Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Designer from San Marcos, TXZ, who drew a cute typographic character Little Miss Avenir (2012). [Google] [More] ⦿
Moscow-based student-designer of the avant garde sans typeface Taurus (2015). [Google] [More] ⦿
Creator of Genny (1970), an avant-garde typeface from the photo type era. [Google] [More] ⦿
Crooked font vendor in Germany who has a few cheap CDs with renamed commercial fonts. Run by Hans Fremuth, who founded Kelly Data GmbH in 1994 (since 1999 Kelly Data AG). Kelly Data AG went bankrupt in 2002. Ulrich Stiehl has evidence that Fremuth is based in München. On the Kelly Media or Kelly Data web sites, one can find cheap font CDs under names such as Profi-Schriften Business Schriften (679 truetype fonts), Firle Fonts, and Profi-TYPO (2000 fonts). Stiehl discovered a connection between Hans Fremuth and Charles Biddle, who set up Bay Animation, an Annapolis, MD, outfit of equal questionable taste. Font names used by both Kelly Data and Bay Animation include Alps (Hevetica), Amaretto (Bitstream Amerigo), Amethyst (Garamond No. 3), Antiqua 101 (Antique Olive), Attila (ITC Avant Garde), Bangla (ITC Benguiat), Bid Roman (Melior), Bliss (Janson), Block (ITC Machine), Centime (Century Old Style), Chelsey (ITC Cheltenham), Chisel (Copperplate Gothic), Clayton (Caxton), Clean (Orator), Congo (Trump Medieval), Cupid (Cooper Black), Schroeder (Schneidler), Tech (Arquitectura), and Vogel (VAG Rounded). Stiehl's PDF file shows without a shadow of a doubt that Biddle copied several fonts, giving examples of Bid Roman (a copy of Zapf Elliptical).
Owner info: Hetzner Online AG, Stuttgarter Strasse 1, 91710, Gunzenhausen, DE, +49 9831610061, +49 9831610062, firstname.lastname@example.org. [Google] [More] ⦿
Japanese graphic designer in Barcelona, where he studied at Eina. His typefaces:
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Douglas Olena's company, Keystrokes, is located in Birmingham, AL. Great typefaces by Doug Olena (b. 1953) include Adastra (Herbert Thannhaeuser, 1928, revival 1995), Ampersands (1995), Arwen (1995), Blocks (1995, a very black geometric face), Elegant (1995, art deco), DecoBats, Hindenburg (1995), Informal Black (1995), Marquis (1995, like Broadway), Maximilian (Rudolf Koch, 1917, revival 1995), Metropolis and Metropolis Shaded (1928, after Willy Schwerdtner), Minimal (1995, a very thin avant garde font), FFD Neuland (Rudolf Koch, 1922, revival 1995), Newton Inline (Rudolf Koch, 1928, revival 1995), Poetry (1995), Questions (1995), Searsucker (1995, another Broadway style font; see Agfa), FFD Sphinx (Deberny&Peignot, 1925, revival 1995), Stalk (1995), Tube (1995), and the classy MontBlanc Regular and MontBlanc Engraved. Fox and Arwen are freeware. His fonts at Agfa/Monotype: Adastra, Ampersands, Arwen, Blocks, Elegant Inline, Elegant Open Face, FFD Neuland, FFD Neuland Inline, FFD Sphinx, FFD Sphinx Inline, Hindenburg, Informal Black Condensed, Informal Black, Marquis, Maximilian, Metropolis ShadedCS, Minimal, Newton Inline, Poetry, Poetry Inline, Questions, Searsucker, Searsucker Bold, Searsucker Outline, Stalk, Tube. His CV reveals that he has a Masters in Philosophy! Many of his fonts have been absorbed into the Monotype collection without further mention of Olena or Keystrokes.
FontShop link. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Khillo is Khaled Abdelaziz, a Sétif, Algeria-based illustrator and designer, b. 1986. He created Architek (2010) and Burger (a free avant-garde typeface).
Behance link. Dafont link. Another URL. [Google] [More] ⦿
Collo, Skikda, Algeria-based designer (b. 1995) of the techno typeface Accedent (2013) and the artsy textured typeface KH Tempery (2013).
In 2014, he created KH Erza Script (upright connected script), KH Faygt (circus font), KH Faygt SP, Masiode (avant-garde typeface family), KH Idonx (alchemic typeface) and KH Cosan. [Google] [More] ⦿
Chicago-based creator of the avant-garde typeface Ainsley Deco (2010). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Kimera Type (was: Diseño Kimera)
Kimera Type (was: Diseño Kimera) is a commercial Mexican design firm founded in 1994 by Gabriel Martinez Meave (b. Mexico City, 1972), who is by far Mexico's most prolific and talented type designer. The only freebie is Presidencia at the Mexican Government site.
Meave.org deals with illustrations and other occult arts. Behance link. Speaker at ATypI 2009 in Mexico City. Interview. Some of his early typefaces were published at Tiypo. Diseño Kimera has made numerous custom fonts for Mexican clients. His typefaces:
Klingspor link. Behance link. Old Kimera type link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Boone, NC-based Kimi Kaste created the hipster avant-garde typeface Just My Type in 2015, taking inspiration from ITC Willow. [Google] [More] ⦿
KLIM (or: Klim Type Foundry)
KLIM is a type and graphic design studio run by Wellington, New Zealand-based designer Kris Sowersby, now affiliated with Village. Interview. Behance link. Klingspor link. Views on engineered geometry. His creations:
In 2020, he started writing the text The Art of Letters. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Koelooptiemanna Productions (was: KosteX)
Dutchman Roel Koster made the royalty-free KosteXSchool (or: SchoolKX) font for kids' letter tracing. It is in fact an Avant-Garde style font. Direct access. See also here and here. [Google] [More] ⦿
This site offers highly original artsy avant garde creations: Peace, Waterdrop, Miyabi, KJohato Bit 15, Planet to Planet. Its web site too is simply gorgeous. [Google] [More] ⦿
Kustomtype is Coert De Decker's type foundry in Otegem, Belgium. Coert (b. 1966) created KTF Roadbrush (2014) and KTF Roadstar (2012, a retro connected script).
Coert started his career as an assistant type cutter and stone carver in 1983, and founded the Kustomtype foundry in 2011.
In 2013, he published the frame family Label Pro XL, the stencil typeface family Bomber TV and the stencil typeface Crate Pro. The Far West poster style and circus font styles are recalled in the 19th century wood type revivals Wood Factory, Buffalo Western and Buffalo Circus.
Typefaces from 2014: Atlantic Cruise (avant garde), Copperhead (a titling all-caps typeface influenced by Goudy's Copperplate), Biscuit Pro (monoline sans), Medoc (a didone titling face).
Typefaces from 2015: Starbounder (stencil), Integra Chic, Chic Chalk, Romantico, Annexxus, Beatboy.
Typefaces from 2018: Fontwax (inspired by 1960s sign painting), Luckystrikes (a heavy comic book style typeface that was inspired by 1950-style advertising of these well-known American cigarettes), America Line (based on posters from the 1930s for the Holland-America Line made by Dutch graphic designer Wim ten Broe), New York Line (based on the Holland America Line inscription at Hotel New York in Rotterdam), Comicblast (based on the style of several Belgian comic book artists), Steampunk (a slab serif inspired on sixties hand-lettered French movie poster of Charles Bronson).
Typefaces from 2019: Newbeats (based on a poster of the film A Hard Day's Night starring the Beatles), Burlesk (Regular and Inline; based on the paper cutout letters in a 1950s Bollywood movie poster), Soundboy (a beatnik typeface that pays homage to Elvis Presley: it was drawn by hand from a number of images from Elvis's Blue Hawaii film), Poppin (a beatnik family), Sunbeam (a branding sans), Stonetype (an all caps for stonemasons, by an ex-stonemason), Initials BB (a hand-printed typefaces; BB stands for Brigitte Bardot).
Typefaces from 2020: Doggybag, Strak (a squarish typeface family that celebrates the tight, precise lines in the work of Belgian comic strip artist Eddy Vermeulen), Deaffont (an experimental font specially designed for a music video and album concept by the metal band Deafcon), Mars Model (futuristic, sci-fi). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Quito, Ecuador-based designer of the thin avant garde typeface Muyu (2018). [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer and photographer in Buenos Aires, who created the avant garde typeface PeiPaKoa in 2014. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Moscow, who created the multilined Latin typeface Guitar (2014), which uses Avant Garde Gothic's skeleton. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Jakarta, Indonesia-based type foundry that surfaced in 2016. Its typefaces include Neufile Grotesk (2018, a neo-grotesk by Doni Sukma) and Gelion (2018, by Doni Sukma: inspired by Avenir and Avant Garde).
Typefaces from 2019: Upton (a condensed grotesk with hipster features (such as the vertical-eared g) that was inspired by Bauhaus and Wim Crouwel's Hiroshima), Poligon (a geometric sans family inspired by Avant Garde and Futura), Rifton (an all caps truck stop headline sans).
Typefaces from 2020: Bauziet (a 25-style grotesk with exaggerated inktraps: +a variable font), Gimbo (a fun super-fat poster or logo typeface family), Mono Spec (an all caps monospaced family with regular and stencil styles and a variable OTF option).
Typefaces from 2021: Rioma (an 48-style sans font that is a descendant of Antique Olive; it includes a variable font and stretches from wide to very wide), Grafical (a 20-style geometric sans). You Work For Them link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Photolettering foundry run by Marc Jones Barry Kimbrough in Culver City, CA. Russell Bean 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 (digital version at Type Associates, Russell Bean's present company) was completed. The company ceased operations in the mid-1980s.
The 1968 catalog of Lettergraphics featured typefaces like the psychedelic Mod Poster in Alfred Roller's Viennese secession style. The 1974 catalog of Lettergraphics shown in ULC 1974 includes these typefaces:
Designer from Aberdeen, Scotland, whose studio is called Aekido.
He created Relic (2011, an abstract geometric caps face), UniStenc (2011, stencil face), Wonderland (a simplistic sans headline face), Body (2011, monoline geometric typeface with some stenciled letters), and Diamond Sans (2011, caps only).
In 2012, he designed Blackjack Gothic, and Body Shop (a thin stencil typeface for The Body Shop).
In 2013, he published Oznacheniya (inspired by Bulgarian signage), Pipeline (a gaspipe caps only typeface), Modular, and Black Grape (a monospaced sans typeface).
Graphic designer in Vigo (Galicia) who made the avant-garde geometric face Lorilight (2011). [Google] [More] ⦿
From the ITC site: ITC Lubalin Graph is based on the ITC Avant Garde Gothic typeface. The design of ITC Lubalin Graph stemmed from a need for a flexible Egyptian alphabet that was suitable for the phototypesetting technology of the 1970s. The original roman typefaces were designed by Herb Lubalin and drawn by Antonio DiSpigna and Joe Sundwall. The oblique versions were designed by Herb Lubalin and drawn by Ed Benguiat. The condensed versions were developed in 1992 by Helga Jörgensen and Sigrid Engelman.
There are versions of this idiosyncratic slab serif typeface by ITC and Adobe. In 2013, Svetoslav Simov created a lookalike extension of Lubalin Graph called Nexa Slab. In the same style, we also find Kettering 105 (2012) and Kettering 205 by Adrian Talbot. For alternates, see APT Lubalin Graph Alternates (1997, Alan Jay Prescott).
Posters of Lubalin Graph include a set by Benjamin Schmidt (Columbus, OH) in 2014. [Google] [More] ⦿
Lucas Benjamin Sharp
Indonesian artist and student. Creator of the modular typeface Xonar (2011), which was based on ITC Avant Garde Demi. No downloads. [Google] [More] ⦿
Teresina, Brazil-based designer of the avant garde sans typefaces Amira (2017) and Enif (2017), and the minimalist sans typeface Good Lingua (2017). [Google] [More] ⦿
Sao Paulo-based designer who studied at FAAD. He created the avant-garde sans Estrondo Sans (2011) and the geometric texture typeface Conj Nacional (2011). [Google] [More] ⦿
During her studies, Rio de Janeiro-based Luiza Morgado created the hairline avant garde sans typeface Hiper Cool (2015) and the modular octagonal typeface Box (2015). She also designed a set of playing cards based on the work of Cassandre. [Google] [More] ⦿
Chilean designer (b. 1989) who created the beautiful Avant-Garde style geometric sans typeface Caprichosa WIP (2007) as well as Magdalena_Handwritting (2006). [Google] [More] ⦿
Norwegian designer of the avant garde sans family Daco (2004) sold by Luth. He was also commissioned to make Aenigma, a techno face. Identifont says: Magnus Holder Bjørk is a freshly educated designer now working in Trondheim, Norway. While at a design school in Australia he started developing an Art Deco font family, and with the helping hand of FontShop Norway his Daco font family was prepared for sale. [Google] [More] ⦿
Studio in Mexico City, who created the avant garde typeface Lilith in 2016. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Gdynia, Poland-based designer of the avant garde typeface Trakoja (2017). [Google] [More] ⦿
During his studies at Eastern Michigan University, Manasee Savarkar (Farmington Hills, MI) created the avant-garde caps typeface Manasee (2013) and the wide techno typeface Auto Showroom (2013). [Google] [More] ⦿
Student at Bauhaus University Weimar who created some avant-garde type posters. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Based in Valencia, Spain, and born in Madrid in 1969, Manuel Ramos is the creator of these free and commercial typefaces in 2012: Astralia (oblique monoline sans), Datura (upright unconnected script), Humana (fat finger face), Fantastica (hairline), Cristal, Vernissage (display face), Humate (thin script), Graff, Retorica (an elegant wide techno face), Arsone (graffiti font), Future, Artesana, Subatomic, Aura (caps only), Radiance (thin face), Romantica, Alameda (an Arabic simulation typeface that conjures up Granada), Abstracta (textured techno face), Understand (an elegant lachrymal typeface), Metropolis (a stiletto deco typeface), Aritmetica (angular), Regard (hairline display face), Artistica (art deco), Iniciatica (bilined), Isabel (bilined caps-only face), Regard (hairline), Glubgraff (graffiti), Graffont (graffiti font), Extraterrestrial, Expresiva, Rotorica (spiky), Passion (a hairline avant-garde typeface), Infinita (hairline avant-garde sans), Cosmonautica (fashion mag typeface with just capitals; also called Eternal), New World (thin octagonal), Modes (condensed and straight-edged), Lavande, Modesta (thin octagonal) and Garbage.
Typefaces from 2013: Transient, Evaow, Stella, Oval, Koda, Amaral (a technical pencil font), Astralasia.
Typefaces from 2014: Radiance (avant garde), Valerie, Akasic, Destiny, Ensure (a casual sans), Exacta, Oldskool.
Typefaces from 2015: Arsone (graffiti style), Manuscripta (script), Valerie (high contrast cursive typeface), Bertica, Exacta, Manuscripta, Spirituality, Bertica, Pleiadian, Positive Thinking, Lovelica, Dawn (sketched), Picasa (sketched painter's font), Abstracta, Future, Akasic.
Typefaces from 2016: Artesana, Graff, Astralia, Idilica (avant garde), Yass, Sharik.
Typefaces from 2017: Magnetic, Soma (an elegant tall display font), Solar (avant garde), Reason (a geometric hairline sans).
Typefaces from 2019: Zen Garden (oriental simulation), Sistematica, Inedita, Galaxy, Existence (art deco), Amaral (architectural lettering), Kasparosky, Destiny (graffiti letters), Yes (a hairline art deco sans).
Dafont link. Fontspace link. Behance link. Old URL.
View Manuel Ramos's commercial typefaces. Newer Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Marc Jones Barry Kimbrough
Since 1994, Marcela Romero is an Assistant Professor at Typography 1, Cosgaya Chair (Bachelor Degree, FADU/UBA). She is a Professor in the post-graduate program of Typeface Design, (Carrera de Diseño de Tipografía, CDT-UBA), acting as Faculty Coordinator.
She is a founder and partner of Estudio Cosgaya, a studio specialized in editorial design, corporate image and communication. In 2003, she designed CD Icons (published by Pixiefonts) with Pablo Cosgaya, with whom she cooperates on numerous projects. She plays an active role in the Latin American type design community. Editor of OERT (Open Educational resources for Typography).
Pragati Narrow (2015, Omnibus Type and Open Font Library), derived from Chivo, is a free Google web font family that covers both Latin (in the 19th century American grotesque style with vertically or horizontally cut terminals) and Devanagari. The Devanagari was developed by Marcela Romero, Pablo Cosgaya and Nicolás Silva.
The free Asap Symbol font (2015, Omnibus Type) was designed by Tania Quindos, Marcela Romero, Elena Gonzalez Miranda and Pablo Cosgaya, to accompany the rounded sans family Asap.
Typefaces from 2019: Museo Moderno (by Pablo Cosgaya, Hector Gatti and Marcela Romero at Omnibus Type: an avant garde geometric sans specially created for the new identity of the Buenos Aires Museum of Modern Art). Github link. Google Font link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Marcelo Reis Melo
Fonts made by New Yorker Frank Marciuliano: at Linotype, Abstract, Automat (1997), Bordeaux, Breeze (nice), Charleston, Constitution, Isilda (1997), Labyrinth, Mediterraneo (1997), Lindy (very avant-garde). At ITC, ITC Jaft (1996), ITC Jambalaya (1996, party time!), and ITC Schizoid (1997). Finally, from Frank directly: Burst, CurlyWurly, GellyBelly, Display, Goo-Goots, Isilda Italic, Stiletto, JellyBelly and Sprockets.
FontShop link. Klingspor link.
View Frank Marciuliano's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Tui, Spain, who created the avant garde typeface Markway in 2016. [Google] [More] ⦿
Swedish graphic, type and logo designer, and photographer, born and raised in Skelleftea in Northern Sweden, but now located in Vancouver. His typefaces include SD Stencil, Bolsrf (ultra fat), Street Typeface (squarish), Swedisc (avant garde sans), Crispy (hairline octagonal), SubStreet (sturdy sans headline face), Miru (experimental), Subscript (upright connected script), and Bulky (ultra fat). [Google] [More] ⦿
Architect and designer in Thessaloniki, Greece. Creator of Techand (2015), an uppercase avant-garde Greek typeface. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Oslo, b. 1987. Creator of the avant garde sans family Universe (2009).
In 2013, she published the geometric custom typeface Huxley and created the identity typeface for Kunsthall Oslo.
Underfundig is her studio in Norway.
Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Argentinian type designer in Buenos Aires. Her major interest are typography, identity programs and book design. Award winner at Tipos Latinos 2010 for her avant garde typeface Club Universo (2008, done with Eduardo Tunni, originally for the identity of a club). Behance link. Dondo (2011) is a flared typeface that won an award in the display type category at Tipos Latinos 2012. [Google] [More] ⦿
Mariano Weinzettel (SEEYA Designs, Buenos Aires, Argentina) created the in-house corporate font Avant Quick (2011), which is based on Avant Garde. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
During her studies in Hannover, Germany, Marie-Lulu Högemann designed the rounded children's book typeface Molli (2016). [Google] [More] ⦿
Graduate of ECAL (Ecole Catonale d'Art de Lausanne) in 2012 and RISD (Rhode Island School of Design) in 2011. With Jack Jennings, she co-designed the avant-garde typeface Pixineo in 2013 for a Boston-based start-up company. [Google] [More] ⦿
Art director at Leo Burnett in Bogota, Colombia, who designed the avant garde typeface Maranta (2016). [Google] [More] ⦿
Mark White (Bournemouth, UK) designed the free playful soccer-inspired triptych Tiki Taka (2016, in Mediocentro, Trequartista and Ramdeuter styles), the free monoline sans typeface Inflecto and the free thin avant garde typeface Abyssopelagic in 2016. In 2017 he designed the free all caps sans typeface False Nine, the modular typeface Petrichor and the free neon typeface Klaxons. [Google] [More] ⦿
Swedish creator of Pilo Regular (2007, at Pilo Bold Me GBG; with Kenneth Pilo, Ray Larabie and Goran Soderstrom). Kenneth Pilo writes: Kenneth Pilo had never designed a typeface and this particular project was long overdue. In collaboration with Marten Fischer, Ray Larabie of Typodermic, and Goran Soderstrom of Pangea Design, the font Pilo Regular was born in 2007. Pilo Regular is a bold, single weight OpenType typeface featuring subtle inline detailing and a solid sporting aesthetic. It feels both hard and soft, decorative and stoic, vintage and modern. The typeface is inspired by the logo for Bold (community for swedish advertising business), which was designed by Bjorn Hoglund, CP+B Europe. Pilo Regular is a multilined typeface that takes a bit from YagiBold, the CNN typeface. Pilo Thin (2008) is a hairline avant garde sans designed by the same group, Larabie excepted. [Google] [More] ⦿
Santiago, Chile-based designer of the thin avant-garde caps typeface Malice (2014). [Google] [More] ⦿
Mathieu Triay (Mathieu Loutre) is a software engineer who studied at University College London and the University of London. In 2017, he designed Marvin Visions to revive the successful avant garde typeface Marvin (1969, Michael Chave, Face Photosetting) for the sci-fi magazine Visions. It also contains Cyrillic. Mathieu explains: The result of that process is a more consistent Marvin. It has larger counters and strong, stable shapes. It's a little more versatile, will look great on screen and in print, and it can be tracked without collapsing. It retains the charm and genial look of its forefather but brings its distinctive feel into the digital world with a bang. Updated in 2018. Unusual and restrictive licensing.
Download link for personal use. Github link. Twitter link. Home page. [Google] [More] ⦿
Matias Romero was born Eduardo Alves da Silva in the city of Santos. He is a Brazilian nature photographer and multimedia artist, b. 1965. Currently, he is based in Sao Thomé das Letras, MG.
Typefaces from 2018: Marielle Franco. This typeface was politically motivated as it pays homage to Marielle Franco (b. 1979 as Marielle Francisco da Silva, d. 2018), a Brazilian politician, feminist, and human rights activist. After earning a master's degree in public administration from the Fluminense Federal University, she served as a city councillor of the Municipal Chamber of Rio de Janeiro for the Socialism and Liberty Party (PSOL) from January 2017 until her death. On 14 March 2018, while in a car after delivering a speech, Franco and her driver were shot multiple times and killed by two murderers in another vehicle, in Northern Rio de Janeiro. Franco had been an outspoken critic of police brutality and extrajudicial killings, as well as the February 2018 federal intervention by Brazilian president Michel Temer in the state of Rio de Janeiro which resulted in the deployment of the army in police operations.
Typefaces from 2016: Aleijadinho, Aiuruoca.
Typefaces from 2015: Elis (inspired by a dream about singer Elis Regina).
Typefaces made in 2014: Cassiopea, Ignoto, Minguarana (a display sans).
Typefaces from 2013: Neroli, Jailed Celts, Demodée (art deco).
Typefaces made in 2012: Endora (gothic), Nix, Sampa Midnight (a spurred typeface), Olho de Peixe, Peixes e subpeixes, Rita Mouse.
Creations from 2011: Gotham Lullaby (2011, a blackletter tattoo face), Lizard (2011), Glix (2011), Linea (2011, a squarish face), ClassIndicativa (2011), Atomium (2011), Maquina Pneumatica (2011), Futurafrica (2011), Amorphica (2011).
Typefaces made before 2011: Vieira (2010), Hobo Signs (2010), Knights Who Say Ni (2010), Antibios (2010, slab serif), Oleo (2010, wedge serif face), Jet Black Night (2009), King Pineapple (2009), Glove (2009, avant garde sans), Quanta (2009), Arcoverde (2009, display face), Wax (2009), Crazy Circles (2005, hand-printed) and Xylogravura (2009, inspired by crude woodcut typography printing practiced in northeastern Brazil).
Home page. Fontspace link. Creative allies link. Flickr pages. Devian tart link. Morguefile link. Multimedia stock page. Twitter page. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Ljubljana, Slovenia, who created the hairline avant-garde typeface Tozonsky in 2014. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer and illustrator (b. Southampton, UK, 1993) who studied graphic design at University College Falmouth.
He created the dingbat face Social Networking Icons (2011) and the counterless geometric typeface Grobsidian (2011).
Other typefaces: Debunk (2012, a grunge family), Kranx (2012), Bloq (2012), Beehive (2012), Echo Gothic (monolinear and minimalist/geometric), Hanson, Interlocked, Pixter (dot matrix face), Scrawlster (hand-printed), Tubular Type, Unnamed.
He set up the Matt Grey type foundry in 2011 in Southampton. In 2017, he designed the octagonal and rounded octagonal typefaces Kunst, Kunst Imprint and Kunst Rounded. In 2020, he published the pixel family Pixter.
Catalog of his typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Treviso, Italy-based designer (b. 1989, Forlimpopoli, Italy) of the monoline rounded avant garde sans typeface Antipasto (2007, Zeta Fonts). Antipasto Pro (+Icons) was published in 2017.
Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
German Photographer, 1887-1961. In 1924, he proposed the introduction of one alphabet (no more upper case and lower case). That idea was picked up by other avant-garde type designer, and was developed at Bauhaus by Herbert Bayer, and by Joost Schmidt, Kurt Schwitters, Jan Tschichold and at the end of the 30s by Peignot. [Google] [More] ⦿
Donetsk, Ukraine-based designer of the elliptical avant garde (Latin) typeface Megapolis Round (2015) and the handcrafted Pen Poster (2015). [Google] [More] ⦿
M-B Creative is a British type foundry in Presteigne, Pows, est. 2013 by Ben Mecke-Burford, or just Ben Berford, who has created many stunning art deco and other typeface families.
Typefaces made in 2013 include MB Noir (an art deco sans), the experimental minimalist MB Negative Space, the piano key typeface MB Sixtythree, the gorgeous art deco/avant garde titling typeface MB Deco, and the circle-based monoline typeface MB Geometrixa.
In 2014, he published MB Vintage (sic: an art deco sans family), MB Empire (a sans that goes back to Gill Sans), MB Narrow (a compressed sans family), MB Edwardsson (handwriting font) and MB Picture House (an all caps art deco typeface family).
Typefaces from 2020: Faustian (medieval, blackletterish), Nuovo Deco (an improvement of MB Deco), Loopkin (a playful fashion mag didone). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Mehmet Reha Tugcu (Tugcu Design Company, Istanbul, Turkey) designed these typefaces:
During her studies, Melanie Coggio (Sydney, Australia) created Grooove (2014). [Google] [More] ⦿
Order any of 31 Georgian TrueType fonts by Slava Meskhi. Commercial fonts: Sanet (1999), downloadable here; the famous Georgian script font "Zaza" (ARGO SHEUDAREBELIA), the Georgian twin of Latin "Arial" - "Arial Georgian"; Arachveulebrivi Thin; Eka (script); "Avaza" and "Avaza Mtavruli", the Georgian versions of AvantGarde made in 1997. Download 8 free Georgian fonts: Aracveilebrivi Thin, Amiran, Avaza, Avaza Mtavruli, Eka, Peikari, Phatima, Zaza. There are also the Georgian truetype fonts Ia and Margo. Eka is also here. This (dead) site has Aladini, Amiran, ArachveulebriviThin, Avaza, AvazaMtavruli, Babuka, BabukaMtavruli, Barnaba, Beka, Bolnisi, BolnisiMtavruli, BrushScriptGeorgian, Calligraphy, Constitution, Daviti, Eka, EkaHor, Elguja, Fido, Ia, Imedi, Lali, Liziko, Margo, Migdebuli, Muqara, Naniko, PataraNino, Peikari, Phatima, Phunji, PhunjiMtavruli, Saba, Sanet, Shalva, Tamaz, Tamta, Tinano. Zaza is also here. [Google] [More] ⦿
Assistant of the typographer and master printer François Da Ros, specializing in printing with metal founder's type. Part-time teacher at the Ecole Estienne in Paris. [Google] [More] ⦿
San Salvador-based designer (b. 1985) of the thin slab typeface Espacio (2011), the monoline extended sans typeface Añejo (2011), the playful Antelope (2011), the razor blade-themed Font Interrupted (2011), the sci-fi typeface Cerebro (2011), the headline sans Jenkins (2011), the stencil typeface Mura Knockout (2011), which can be downloaded from Dafont.
He also made Diminuto (2011, monoline slabby face), Wednesday (2011, gridded), Diamante (2011, elliptical architectural sans face), 50 Blizzards (2011, stencil face), Kiona (2011, headline caps face), the geometric logotype New Drop Era (2011), the angular typeface A Brand New Day Midnight (2011), Catman (2011), Lowery (2011), and the tattoo font Slayer Dragon (2011). Naomis Citadel (2011) is a font comissioned by author Rick Austinson for his upcoming Consecution Books series. Ocho Siete (2011) and La Quince de Mayra (2011) are hairline sans typefaces. Ciudad Nueva Caps (2011) is a geometric avant garde caps face. Home page. Mariko Chan (2011) is a soft rounded and friendly monoline display sans. Alto Voltaje (2011) is also a monoline typeface but its sharp corners make it much more threatening.
Typefaces from 2012: Bad Handwriting, Sessions, Gorila (sic) (techno sans), Daiichi (hairline elliptical sans), Elite Hacker Corroded, Impalinger (hand-printed).
In 2013, he made Dolce Vita (avant garde sans), Blackbook Two, Giorgio (organic sans), Blackbook One (graffiti face), Tokyo Pop Star.
Typefaces from 2014: Tranquila (grungy), Blackbook 3rd (graffiti brush face), Bobby Corwin, Outlier (sci-fi face).
Typefaces from 2015: Break Label (monoline techno font), Generica (clean sans), Sylphie, Mnml Fnt (experimental stroke removal font), Espacio Novo (thin slab serif).
Typefaces from 2017: Head Traffic.
Dafont link. Klingspor link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Based in Epe, The Netherlands, Michasia Lotkowska designed the wide avant garde sans typeface Roundabout for Marit Otto. In 2015, she designed the 3d typeface Hoekjes. [Google] [More] ⦿
Based in Pematangsiantar, Indonesia, and/or Singapore, Michelle designed the Angku display typeface during her graphic design studies in 2013. In 2014, she made the avant garde sans typeface De Arch. [Google] [More] ⦿
Frank Hainze (Emeryville, CA) used to sell typefaces such as Adorable, Artisan, Celebrity, Crescent, Duchess, Elegance, Formal, Heather, Imperial, ImperialBold, ImperialBoldItalic, ImperialItalic, Legend, MajesticBold, MasonBook, MasonBookOblique, MasonDemi, MasonDemiOblique, Opera, Salsa, Samurai, Victorian (blackletter, 1994), Wedding.
No longer in business. The fonts are still out there, however. For example, check Samurai here.
Ulrich Stiehl documents all forged fonts on the PrintMaster CD and reports that the quality is remarkably good. Examples: Advantage = ITC Avant Garde Gothic, Architect = Adobe Tekton, Editor = ITC American Typewriter, Enchanted = ITC Korinna, Fantasy = ITC Tiffany, Gallery = ITC Galliard, Geneva = Linotype Helvetica, Gourmand = ITC Garamond, Imperial = ITC New Baskerville, Manuscript = Linotype Palatino, Mason = ITC Lubalin Graph, Mirage = ITC Benguiat, Optimum = Linotype Optima, Tiempo = Monotype Times. [Google] [More] ⦿
Miguel Angel Padriñán Alba
Graphic designer in Madrid, Spain, who created the avant garde sans typeface Rematle2015 in 2014 to celebrate the Champions Cup final in 2014 between Atletico and Real Madrid. It seems that Spaingraph is also run by Sanchez Serrano. In 2015, they offered a free set of dingbats called Spaingraph. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
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.
Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Milton Glaser (b. 1919, New York, d. 2020) was an important American graphic designer who founded Push Pin Studios (in 1954) in New York where he worked with Seymour Chwast. He left in 1970 and founded Milton Glaser Inc in New York in 1974. He taught classes at SVA, where according to Michael Samuel he said to his students: There are three responses to a piece of design---yes, no, and WOW! Wow is the one to aim for. One of his most iconic designs is the New York City logo from 1977 set in ITC American Typewriter. Glaser designed type on art boards. In the 1973 monograph Milton Glaser Graphic Design, George Leavitt is credited for lettering execution. Author of Sketch & Finish: The Journey from Here to There (2020, Princeton architecural Press). Glaser's typefaces:
Musings about life (dead link). Linotype link. FontShop link. A brief tour of Milton Glaser's typography. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Dallas, TX-based creator of the free art deco stencil typeface Glas Deco (2012), which is based on a specimen found in Hoffmanns Schriftatlas: Das Schriftschaffen der Gegenwart in Alphabeten und Anwendungen, Stuttgart 1930. Another download site. View the original.
Creator of Mexico 86 (2011), a bilined headline typeface that was modeled after the Mexico 1986 World Cup logo font, which in turn was based on Avant Garde Extra Light. Free download at abfonts.
Creator of Twin Mo 1 (2012, bilined).
In 2013, he/she created Hadley Numerals (based on the numbers originally generated by Gunter Gerhard Lange for his Derby typeface), and Hadley Stencil (based on the letters originally generated by Gret Mengelt-Mergenthaler and Walter Ballmer for their Swiss typeface TEXPO). Free download.
North Dallas Forty (2012, free) is based on the custom letters in the original 1979 movie posters and marketing materials for the film North Dallas Forty.
In 2011-2012, Dick Pape created a number of free fonts based on designs pointed out to him by Mindofone, and he calls them his Mindofone collection, 86 files strong. They include French Alphabets (FA) and French Advertising Alphabets (FAA). The French Advertising Alphabets were designed by M. Moullet in Brussels in 1946.
The FAA series: FAA3DLettresEnRelief, FAAAllongees, FAAAllongeesBold, FAAAntiqueAllongee, FAAAntiqueGrasse, FAAAntiques, FAAAntiquesGrasses, FAABaroque3DInitiales, FAABlockLettresEnRelief, FAACameoHollow, FAACaracteresdeFantaisie, FAAChevauchantes, FAACubiques, FAAEcossaises, FAAEcritureGrasseEmoussee, FAAEgyptienneGrasse, FAAEgyptiennesEmoussees, FAAFantaisie, FAAFantaisieBlaireau, FAAFantaisieHardi, FAAFantaisieHaut, FAAFantasio, FAAFloralGothiqueInitiales, FAAFrenchMecane, FAAItalianHeavySlab, FAALettresAuCrayonItalic, FAALiberty, FAANormandes, FAANormandesAllongees, FAAOmbreeEnRelief, FAAOnciale, FAAOrientales, FAAPochoir, FAARomainClassique, FAARomainTypographique, FAScenesPaysannes, FAASerifEgyptienne, FAAVetteFantasieAntieke.
The FA series consists first of all of digitizations that are from a booklet by signpainter Roumond entitled 32 Alphabets Modernes, published in Paris by A. Charayron and Léon Duran, some time in the 1930s. Pape's 32 fonts are FAModerne0369, FAModerne0562a, FAModerne0562b, FAModerne0946aBold, FAModerne0946bBold, FAModerne1367a, FAModerne1367b, FAModerne2021a, FAModerne2021b, FAModerne2491a, FAModerne2491b, FAModerne2491c, FAModerne2491d, FAModerne4441, FAModerne5204, FAModerne5204a, FAModerne5204b, FAModerne5204c, FAModerne6183a, FAModerne6183b, FAModerne6518a, FAModerne6518b, FAModerne6518c, FAModerne6518d, FAModerne7287a, FAModerne7287b, FAModerne7666, FAModerne7798, FAModerne9002a, FAModerne9002b, FAModerne9321a, FAModerne9321b.
The other fonts in the FA series are FAAntique2748, FAAntiqueShaded, FACondensedGothic, FACondensedReversedGothic, FAGillSignWritersGuide, FAGothicInitials, FAHerrickSignWriters, FAJeuSubstantoBold, FAPutti, FARoundSans4901, FAThin3394, FATransportReversed4858, FAUltraLight, FAVineInitials, FAWildFlowers.
Further typefaces by Dick Pape: Cathedral (2011, a sketched expressionist face, based on Martin Wait), ColorLinesFont (2010, based on work by Anton Gridz), ColorOutLinesFont, FuroreMexicoCameo, FuroreMexicoNormal, FuroreMexicoPlain, FuroreMexicoWide. The Furore series was made in 2011 based on Furore No. 11 The Mexico Issue (Piet Schreuders, Amsterdam, 1978).
Hamburg, Germany-based designer of Fancy No Name Grotesk Regular (2015), No Fancy Name Font (2015) and No Fancy Name Grotesk Bold Rounded (2015, free), all caps avant garde typefaces. Various weights were published in 2016 including No Fancy Name Grotesk Caps Light and No Fancy Name Grotesk Bold. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Mark Simonson explains Monotype's cheap substitutes for not only Helvetica, but all the other proprietary fonts Adobe has included with PostScript. These were created at the request of Microsoft for inclusion with its PostScript clone, TrueImage, and also included with Windows and Microsoft Office. A quick list:
Mr. Black Fonts
Iztapalapa, Mexico City-based graphic designer. Creator of Pixa Square (2014: a dot matrix typeface family that includes some arcade game dingbats as well), Domino (2014: digitization of a typeface by Sabino Gainza), Norma Script (2014, avant-garde sans), Norma Cursiva (2014), Macmillan (2014, sans), El Corondel (2014, signage script), Taller (2014, done with Manuel Flores), Mr. Pascal (2014: LED or kitchen style typeface for numbers on watches), Britannia Capital (2014: a calligraphic copperplate typeface), Alfaomega (2014, avant-garde sans), Alfaomega Cursiva (2014, school script font), Espiral (2013, a Victorian school project font at Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas UNA).
In 2016, Ayi Studio (Mexico City) published the constructivist typeface family Alek Rodchenko, which was jointly designed by Miguel Angel Padrinan Alba and Victor Manuel Flores Lopez. One must assume that they run Ayi Studio.
Behance link. Newer Behance link. Old Wordpress link. Newest MyFonts link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
MyFonts selection of Avant Garde style typefaces. View some commercial avant garde typefaces. [Google] [More] ⦿
Cairo-based designer of the school project typeface Majoram Arabic (2013, avant-garde and circle-based), Extremity (2013, squarish), Speech Bubble (2013, modular), Neo Kufic (2013, squarish Arabic). [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Sydney, Australia. Creator of the avant-garde typeface Black Quartz (2011) and the stylish Masuyo (2011). [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Sao Paulo. She took some glass windows on Av. Paulista there to design a monoline geometric avant-garde sans face in 2010. [Google] [More] ⦿
Toronto-based freelance graphic designer who moved to New York City. Creator of the multiline typeface Neon (2007), the hairline avant garde typefaces Gisele (2014) and Daria (2014), and the display typeface Electro Font (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer in 1983 of ITC AvantGarde Mono and ITC Souvenir Mono. Note: The geometric sans family ITC Avant Garde Gothic was designed by Herb Lubalin and Tom Carnase and based on Lubalin's logo for Avant Garde Magazine. Ed Benguiat designed the condensed fonts for ITC. Souvenir was originally drawn by Morris Fuller Benton in 1914 as a single weight for the American Type Founders company. It was revived in 1967 by Photo-Lettering and optimized for phototypesetting equipment. ITC was formed in 1971 and, with the help of Photo-Lettering, introduced ITC Souvenir as one of its first typeface families. ITC Souvenir was designed by Ed Benguiat and comes in four weights, each with a matching italic. Linotype link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Negro is a design site where some commercial fonts can be found, all designed by Ariel Di Lisio, a native of Buenos Aires. He studied graphic design at the University of Buenos Aires. From 1993 to 1997 he worked in the design department at Puma. Since 2015, he is a professor at FADU / UBA in Buenos Aires. Still in 2015, he set up Nodo Type Foundry in Buenos Aires together with Mexican designer Aldo Arillo.
His typefaces from before 2010: Marzo (2008: a hairline vogue typeface commissioned by the Argentinian mag Atypica), Donuts (2008: a layer of round upon a layer of round), Paz (2008: a stylish night club or fashion magazine family---stunning), Lynda (2008: an octagonal/mechanical face), Lunes (2007: art deco), Day (2007: art deco), Friday (2007: art deco), Nigga (2007: an ultra-fat art deco typeface with an experimental edge), Love (2007: a mini-serifed geometric beauty), Santino (2008: trying to bring waves into a simple sans face), Normal (2008: gorgeous, geometric and galant), Mate (2008: a geometric all caps typeface for magazine headlines), Caracas (2008), Soko (2009), Stola (2008), Pink (2008: experimental), Cascabel (2009: a kitchen tile typeface digitized by Alejandro Paul at Sudtipos), James (2009: a bullet hole-themed face), Inlove (2009, Sudtipos: a Lubalin-style poster face designed by Di Lisio and digitized by Alejandro Paul).
Typefaces shown in 2010, mostly experimental / geometric / art deco: Destiny, Drimpy, Hongki, Mobile, Moonglow, Normal, Vincent.
In 2011, Ariel published the futurismo face Saturna at Sudtipos [and I do not understand HypeForType's claim that it is an exclusve HypeForType font]. Their offices are in Buenos Aires and Caracas.
Typefaces from 2012 include Uma (with Alejandro Paul at Sudtipos: a gorgeous two-weight monoline sans family).
In 2013, he created the stencil typeface Anima for a housing project in Punta Chica, San Fernando, Argentina.
In 2015, he designed the cold sans typeface family Stockholm Type, and the display typeface Roska. In 2015, he set up Nodo Type Foundry in Buenos Aires together with Mexican designer Aldo Arillo.
Negro Nouveau link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Creative director in Sao Paulo, who designed Revolução (2013), a counterless and subversive typeface, Sampacity (2013), and octagonal typeface, and Paulista (2013), an avant-garde caps typeface. [Google] [More] ⦿
NeoFont is a Korean type foundry. Among its designs, we find Neo (2013, avant-garde Latin face) by Yi Min (Hays, KS). There are, of course, tens of Hangul (Korean) fonts as well. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Neutura was formed in 2003 by Alexander McCracken, who is located in San Francisco. His typefaces have a large geometric component: Aerion, Aperture (slab serif family), Autobahn, Belfast (octagonal black-bowled headline face), Cerie Outline, Children (paperclip face), Circle (avant garde style), Deuce (ultrafat), Deuce Round (fat and counterless), Estrella (2011, a high-contrast fat vogue didone titling face), Frank (fat and counterless), Frank Stencil, Frank3, Gulden Draak (blackletter), Interpol (texture face), Magnum (2006, for Neo2 magazine: free), Maisalle, Neutrino (ultra-fat futuristic beauty, 2006), Neutura (clean geometric sans family), Orange (geometric hairline sans), Orange Round, Rabbit, Register (architectural sans), Royale (fat decorative didone), Sabre (octagonal), Sarcophagus (very original blackletter), Slayer Heavy, Spade (fat and counterless), SPQRExlight, Syrup (paperclip font), Vendella (2011), Wafer (ultrafat). At T-26, he published Children (2006, a paperclip font), Deuce and Sarcophagus.
Behance link. Klingspor link. Abstract Fonts link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Nice Type (London) is Dan Jones's original foundry. Later he started publishing his fonts at Type Union. Dan Jones created the geometric monoline sans typeface Air (2011), which has a bit of the openness and flair of Avant Garde. Johann (2012) is a squarish monoline sans family.
At Type Union, he published the slab serif typefaces Arbour and Arbour Soft, and Project Sans, in 2017.
In 2018, he added the 80-style elliptical blue collar rounded sans typeface family Manual, the 18-style Dillan, the 66-style large x-height cinematic geometric sans family Nominee, the rounded sans typefaces Yoshida Soft, Yoshida Sans and Project Soft.
Typefaces from 2019: House Sans (a superelliptical sans family in 100 styles!).
Typefaces from 2020: Palo (a 72 style utility type system built around 4 widths and 9 weights plus matching italics), Robson (a tall movie credit sans family), House Soft.
Nick Curtis (b. Chicago, 1948) lived in Texas from 1952-1997, and lives since 1997 in Gaithersburg, MD and Alexandria, MD. From ca. 1990 onwards, he has been designing fonts, first for free, and then commercially. He had a great reputation as a "revivalist" type designer, with a particular interest in retro fonts and art deco types. In 2003, his site had become too popular and too expensive to maintain, and thus he went commercial as Nick's Fonts. In 2013, he stopped making fonts, and donated his collection of rare books and type material to the University of Virginia. Interview. Complete list of names and other info, maintained by Sander de Voogt. Interview in which we learn about his fondness for Corel Draw as a type design tool.
Near the end of 2012, he posted this comment on his web site: Fifteen years ago, I embarked on a wonderful voyage of discovery, when I created my very first font with Fontographer 3.15. My maiden voyages were, frankly, rather clunky and amateurish, but I have been told that they showed promise. Well, sure enough, thanks to the diligent (and patient) efforts of Ilene Strizver, I polished up my craft enough to sell my humble efforts---first as a sideline business and, since 2006, as my full-time job. In total, I have produced over eleven hundred fonts---almost five hundred of them freeware fonts, which I conservatively estimate have been downloaded and enjoyed by over three million people worldwide. Unfortunately, this past year has brought a series of unanticipated setbacks, culminating in the loss of my wife's beautiful mind and soul to the scourge of alcoholism. In an effort to generate extra income to cover the expenses for her long-term care, I have proposed a number of, I believe, innovative ways to revamp the online font business; unfortunately, those efforts have fallen flat, primarily due to the professional font community's abject fear of crossing the $165 million Elephant in the Room. I even offered a special discount rate of 75% off retail price for full-time students of Typohile Forum. To date, there have been zero takers. Hell: even the webfont kit of one of my own fonts which I purchased from myfonts.com turned out to be an empty folder. Talk about a run of bad luck. Which leaves my with you, dear readers. If you or someone you know has had fun or made a buck from my humble efforts throughout the years, please donate whatever you can---even a lousy dollar would help---to help me out. I would greatly appreciate it.
Home page. Dafont link. FontShop link. Klingspor link. Abstract Fonts link.
View the typefaces designed by Nick Curtis. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Nick Curtis: Commercial avant garde typefaces
Nick Curtis made many retro typefaces, including typefaces that followed in the path of art deco and degenerated into the avant garde style, of which Herb Lubalin's Avant Garde is the main representative. Here is a list.
Nick Curtis: Commercial typefaces
Nick Curtis (b. Chicago, 1948) lived in Texas from 1952-1997. Since 1997, he is in Gaithersburg, MD and Alexandria, MD. Since the 1990s, he has been designing fonts, first for free, and then commercially. He had a great reputation as a "revivalist" type designer, with a particular interest in retro fonts and art deco types. In 2003, his site had become too popular and too expensive to maintain, and thus he went commercial as Nick's Fonts. Interview. Free downloads at TypOasis. Complete list of names and other info, maintained by Sander de Voogt. Interview in which we learn about his fondness for Corel Draw as a type design tool. Home page. His free fonts are listed elsewhere.
On MyFonts, he says this about himself: Nick's Fonts is a modest little foundry dedicated to the preservation of our rich typographic heritage. Most of the foundry's designs are based on authentic historical sources, gleaned from the massive collections of the Library of Congress. If you are looking for a font that captures the essence of the Wild West, the Gay Nineties or the Jazz Age, look here first: if it is not in the catalog, it will be soon. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Nick Curtis: Free avant garde typefaces
Nick Curtis's passion for retro typefaces took him to the fads and fashions of the times, such as the semi-geometric look of avant garde. His free typefaces in this category are listed below.
Nick Curtis: Typefaces from 2014
Typefaces made by Nick Curtis in 2014:
Creator of the multiline typeface Confessions (2009) and the thin avant-garde sans typeface Confusion Girl (2010). [Google] [More] ⦿
Nima Type (or: Nima Visual)
Andres Moreno Walter (Nimo Visual, Bogota, Colombia) started out by creating free typefaces. In 2018, Nima went commercial, via this site.
Nima Visual created the free monoline avant-garde geometric sans typeface Time Burner (2012), the thin modular typeface Trench (2013), the counterless Diskopia (2013), the display typeface Breve SC (2014), and the sci-fi typefaces Moonhouse (2013), Breve SC (2014), Krunch (2014), Quango (2015, a free organic font), Superfruit (2015: a grocery store font), Worm Box (2015, squarish and techno), Monopoly (2015: a clean sans), Neonclipper (2016: a free neon light font family), Quesha (2016), and Clearlight (2016).
Typefaces from 2017: Quesha, Autobus (modular). One free weight.
Typefaces from 2018: Monopoly Inline, Pauraque Serif Rough.
Typefaces from 2021: Balinera (a condensed poster typeface), Kubots (blocky, octagonal).
Fontspace link. Behance link. Creative Market link. Tumblr link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Design studio in Toledo, Spain, who created the hipster typefaces Anfora (2014, Greek simulation) and Prenzlauer (2013). In 2014, Nimio created a decorative set of numerals called Numerologia (2014) and the custom avant-garde sans typeface Geome. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Polish graphic designer who is based in Krakow. Nina is exploring geometric concepts such as in her Alfabetczi White (2012), My Republic, Teleport (2011, monoline hexagonal), in her Stripes typeface (2010), in Do Not Cut (2011), in CLN 3000 ID (2011), in the multiline typeface Pink Twist Alphabet (2011), in the hand-printed poster typeface Bambi Letters (2011), and in Garaz (2011). Ksavery (2011) is an architectural typeface designed for the logo of the Krakow School of Art and Fashion Design's blog.
In 2012, she created the alchemic typeface Keep Going.
Fruits of the Forest (2013) is an alchemic typeface family. Classic Geometry (2013) also uses geometric patterns.
In 2014, she created the geometric display typeface Baltazar, the multilined typeface Wake Up, and the avant-garde Proste Wnetrze (for the interior design studio by that name).
In 2015, Nina designed the free EPS format polygonal typeface Kendrick.
Home page. Home page. Hellofont link. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Nippa Downey (DJ Nippa) is the creator in 2008 at FontStruct of these typefaces: NCD Paperclip (2008), NCD Paperclip Closed, the NCD Black Square family (2008, he writes: The Black Square of Kazimir Malevich is one of the most famous creations of Russian art in the last century. The first Black Square was painted in 1915 to become the turning point in the development of Russian avant-garde.), Snake, Snake Rebel, Mooch Rounded II and Mooch Squared II.
Additions in 2009: The NCD Dot Matrix family (many styles), NCD Grand Theft Autostruct (based on the logo for the Playstation/Xbox computer game "Grand Theft Auto"), NCD Dorky Corners Sans, NCD Amphibian (+Stencil), NCD Blagger (+Stencil), NCD Gigantica2, NCD Gigantica, NCD Brick Stacker, NCD Amoeba family (dot matrix), NCD Deejayon (nice), NCD Blagger (+Stencil), NCD Phusion Bold (octagonaal), NCD PS Magazine (+2) (octagonal), NCD Fabrica 50 (vertical stripes), NCD Scansion, NCD Octangle 20, NCD Neopolicia Harlequin, NCD Reinforcia (piano key, stencilized), NCD White Picket Fence, NCD Autonium Small Caps (not free...).
In 2010, he created the NCD Chromica family (athletic lettering typefaces) and NCD Bezica 10 (elliptical), NCD Nu Arc Stencil Linked, NCD Nu Arc Linked Stencil, NCD Edding 5.0 (brush), NCD Patchwork (texture face), NCD Embroidery (+Comp Size), NCD Snippa Sharp (2011), NCD Nufraktura Gothic (2009), NCD Autonium Small Caps.
Typefaces from 2012: NCD Black Square, NCD Black Square II.
Typefaces from 2013: NCD Neopolicia (+Drop Serif, +Harlequin, +Jump Drop), NCD Grand Theft Autostruct (based on the logo for the Playstation/Xbox computer game "Grand Theft Auto"), NCD Isometrica Horizontal 1 (3d block face), NCD Mooch Squared, NCD Mooch Rounded II.
In 2014, his striped octagonal art deco typeface NCD Deconium SC Black Serif Inlines won an award at the FontStruct Inline Font Competition. Other typefaces from 2014 include NCD Reinforcia and NCD Dottica Serif 60.
Paris-based designer of New Wave Font (2015, thin avant-garde sans). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
A disciple of Tony de Marco, this Sao Paulo, Brazil-based designer has worked on digital magazines in Brazil such as Elle (fashion), Audi Magazine (lifestyle) and Trip (lifestyle). He set up Just in Type with Tony de Marco. Later he started his own foundry, Notdef Type. His typefaces:
Behance link. Old URL. Creative Market link for Just in Type. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
During her studies in Karachi, Pakistan, Nousheen Zaidi designed the avant garde typeface Nano (2017). [Google] [More] ⦿
Jason Gilliland (Nowheresburg, Edmonton, Alberta) created the sharp-edged display typeface Marvis in 2015. It was followed in 2016 by NWB Marvis Display Pro (free demo).
Typefaces from 2017: NWB Ultra Violent (an 8 weight geometric sans-serif display typeface inspired by the poster type of A Clockwork Orange. It's design combines the aesthetics of Futura and the complex ligature structures of Avant Garde and other type designs of Herb Lubalin; free demo). Creative Market link. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Kharkiv, Ukraine-based design agency that comprises Viacheslav Olianishyn, Olia Olianishyna, Konstantin Yakovlev, and Roman Salo. Together, they designed
Graphic designer and typographer in Moscow. She screated the avant garde and ultra thin sans typeface Hair (2009, Paratype). [Google] [More] ⦿
Design student in Monterrey, Mexico, who created the avant-garde monoline typefaces Olague Light (2012) and Olague Bold (2012). [Google] [More] ⦿
Open Source Publishing (or: OSP)
Free software project based in Belgium and run by four people (and I quote from their web page):
Papanapa is a Sao Paulo-based multidisciplinary design studio founded by Gustavo Garcia. Designer of these typefaces:
In 2020, Thiago Bellotti released Tocco (which is based on chunks of wood type; it includes a variable style) at Papanapa. Thiago also created the custom typeface Bib Sans (2021) at Papanapa.
Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
The main digital type foundry in Russia. ParaType was established as a font department of ParaGraph International in 1989 in Moscow, Russia. At that time in the Soviet Union, all typeface development was concentrated in a state research institute, Polygraphmash. It had the most complete collection of Cyrillic typefaces, which included revivals of Cyrillic typefaces developed by the Berthold and Lehmann type foundries established at the end of 19th century in St. Petersburg, and artwork from Vadim Lazurski, Galina Bannikova, Nikolay Kudryashov and other masters of type and graphic design of Soviet time. ParaType became the first privately-owned type foundry in many years. A license agreement with Polygraphmash allows ParaType to manufacture and distribute their typefaces. Most of Polygraphmash staff designers soon moved to ParaType. In the beginning of 1998, ParaType was separated from the parent company and inherited typefaces and font software from ParaGraph. The company was directed by Emil Yakupov until February 2014. After Yakupov's death, Irina Petrova took over the reins.
Products include FastFont, a simple TrueType builder, ParaNoise, a builder for PostScript fonts with random contours, FontLab, a universal font editor and ScanFont, a font editor with scanning module. Random, customized fonts. Multilingual fonts including, Latin, Cyrillic, Arabic, Greek, Georgian and Hebrew fonts for Macintosh and Windows.
Catalog. Designers. Alternate URL.
Famous typefaces by Paratype include Academy, Pragmatica, Newton, Courier, Futura, Petersburg, Jakob, Kuenstler 480, ITC Studio Script, ITC Zapf Chancery, Amore CTT (2004, Fridman), Karolla, Inform, Hafiz (Arabic), Kolheti (Georgian), Benzion (Hebrew).
The PT Sans (Open Font Library link), PT Serif and PT Mono families (2009-2012) are free. PT stands for Public Type. Another download site. PT Sans, for example, consists of PTSans-Bold, PTSans-BoldItalic, PTSans-Caption, PTSans-CaptionBold, PTSans-Italic, PTSans-Narrow, PTSans-NarrowBold, PTSans-Regular.
Other free ParaType fonts include Courier Cyrillic, Pushkin (2005, handwriting font), and a complete font set for Cyrillic.
Type designers include Vladimir Yefimov, Tagir Safayev, Lyubov Kuznetsova, Manvel Schmavonyan and Alexander Tarbeev. They give this description of the 370+ library: The Russian constructivist and avant garde movements of the early 20th century inspired many ParaType typefaces, including Rodchenko, Quadrat Grotesk, Ariergard, Unovis, Tauern, Dublon and Stroganov. The ParaType library also includes many excellent book and newspaper typefaces such as Octava, Lazurski, Bannikova, Neva or Petersburg. On the other hand, if you need a pretty typeface to knock your clients dead, meet the ParaType girls: Tatiana, Betina, Hortensia, Irina, Liana, Nataliscript, Nina, Olga and Vesna (also check Zhikharev who is not a girl but still very pretty). ParaType also excels in adding Cyrillic characters to existing Latin typefaces -- if your company is ever going to do business with Eastern Europe, you should make them part of your corporate identity! ParaType created CE and Cyrillic versions of popular typefaces licensed from other foundries, including Bell Gothic, Caslon, English 157, Futura, Original Garamond, Gothic 725, Humanist 531, Kis, Raleigh, and Zapf Elliptical 711.
Finally, ParaType offers a handwriting font service out of its office in Saratoga, CA: 120 dollars a shot.
View the ParaType typeface library. Another view of the ParaType typeface collection. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Nicolet, Quebec-based designer of the avant garde sans typeface Insomnie (2017). Creative Market link. [Google] [More] ⦿
British logotype and type designer (b. 1979) who created the avant garde typeface Evolution (2007-2008). In 2010, Paul made the modular kitchen tile typeface Consume Or Die, the octagonal typeface Wipeout, and the geometric arc-based MSD10. See also here. The copyright notice says that the font is co-designed by Matt Schoch. [Google] [More] ⦿
Portuguese author of Tipografia: origens, formas e uso das letras (2006, Paulo Heitlinger, Lisbon) and Alfabetos, Caligrafia e Tipografia (2010, Lisbon). Born in Lisbon, he studied nuclear physics in Germany. He lectured on communication design at the Universidade do Algarve. His pages (in Portuguese) are quite complete, with a great glossary, a beautiful section on the history of type, a mag called Cadernos de Tipografia, links to type design in the world in general, and in Brazil, Spain and Portugal in particular, and more general information on type. Font-making how to. Useful timeline of 16th century writing manuals. An absolute must. He has also created or revived a number of typefaces, which can be bought on-line.
An incomplete list of his typefaces:
Aka Skomii. Austrian creator of the hand-printed typefaces Simallos (2012), Scriptia Happy (2012) and Danï Donne (2012), of the sans typeface Aster (2012), of the avant-garde hairline caps typeface Veron (2012, +Extra), and of the counterless typeface Chronodue (2012).
Typefaces from 2013: Rhino Luz, Erasaur, Always Together, Aspergit (avant-garde sans family), Science Fair, Our First Kiss (upright monoline connected script), Marchesa, Marte (hairline avant-garde font), New Spirit (2013), Max And The Dust, Essence Sans (avant-garde sans), Moondance, Dalmais (Peignotian fashion mag face), Mers (circular arc font), Camieis (squarish face), Cliche 21 (avant-garde hairline sans), Old Cave (brush face), Aspargo (hand-printed), The Rainmaker (outlined 3d face), Skandar.
Typefaces from 2014: Oxymorons, I Never Learn, Realize My Passion, Stark (geometric sans), Pistara (thin avant garde sans), Maloire, Arenq (bilined).
Dafont link. Fontspace link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Brno, Czechia-based designer of the hairline avant garde typeface Brite Lites (2015). [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Alcanena and/or Terres Novas, Portugal, who created the free bilined caps typeface Kanji (2015), which was inspired by kanji. He also made the free avant garde sans low-center-of-gravity display typeface family Azedo (2015).
In 2016, he designed the free art deco typeface Tagus, the bilined and outlined Irene, the bilined titling typeface Kanji (which contains no kanji), and the free decorative Pole Numerals.
In 2017, he designed the informal typeface Phan, the Escher-inspired typeface Aclo, the children's book typeface Phan, and the blackboard bold font Quira.
In 2018, he published the Escher font Loophole and the soft poster typeface Gelato. [Google] [More] ⦿
Creator of the avant-garde typeface Poker Face (2013) while studying at the Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Brazil. [Google] [More] ⦿
Pedro Cruz (PCZ Design) is an art director in Porto, Portugal. He made the avant garde techno typeface click-ec (2011) for a client. Zentzua (2013) is an octagonal custom typeface. Polis (2014) is a hairline sans typeface made for the short film Polis. Epiq (2015) is a two-width typeface made for the fashion brand Epiq of Africa. Behance link. Old URL. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer of the avant-garde commercial sans family Jantzen (2012, Ten Dollar Fonts). [Google] [More] ⦿
Petty Wage Fonts
Jason Huebsch (b. 1979) lives in Alaska. At Devian Tart, he designed Eatrocks (1999, avant-garde), Whatever (1999, handwriting), Dick Lucas (handwriting). [Google] [More] ⦿
Pilo Bold Me GBG
Swedish design group. Their typefaces include Pilo Regular (2007) and Pilo Thin (2008). Kenneth Pilo writes: Kenneth Pilo had never designed a typeface and this particular project was long overdue. In collaboration with Marten Fischer, Ray Larabie of Typodermic, and Goran Soderstrom of Pangea Design, the font Pilo Regular was born in 2007. Pilo Regular is a bold, single weight OpenType typeface featuring subtle inline detailing and a solid sporting aesthetic. It feels both hard and soft, decorative and stoic, vintage and modern. The typeface is inspired by the logo for Bold (community for swedish advertising business), which was designed by Bjorn Hoglund, CP+B Europe. Pilo Regular is a multilined typeface that takes a bit from YagiBold, the CNN typeface. Pilo Thin (2008) is a hairline avant garde sans designed by the same group, Larabie excepted. [Google] [More] ⦿
Pixel Sagas (was: Protoform Project, and Fontshack)
Free original designs, often with a science fiction feel, by Neale Davidson (b. 1971). Does some custom font work. Adventure.
Neale Davidson's typefaces:
Dafont link. See also here and here, here, and here. Klingspor link. Abstract Fonts link. Devian Tart link. Fontspace link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Jeremy Vessey set up Hustle Supply Co in 2014. In 2016, he founded Pixel Surplus in Montreal. His first fonts there are Wild Youth (brush script), St. Jacques (a free avant-garde font), Buffalo (connected script font), Old Growth, Ambarella (free script), Greenstone (connected script), Summer Hearts (brush), Wayward, Wayward Sans (free), Gutenberg (a free soft blackletter typeface), Pilsner (also free, all caps and almost art deco), Westfalia (free, handcrafted), Cast Iron and Halogen (a free squarish industrial sans typeface).
Typefaces from 2017: Harvester (script), Particle Regular (all caps sans), Hunter River (signature script), Garment District (a free monoline script designed together with Alex Joganic), Ciderhouse (free all caps sans), The Woodlands (a free brush script), Rustico (a free dry brush font), Chisel Mark (free, by Savanas Design), Ocean Six (free brush typeface), Terrain (condensed sans), Gritstone Script Bold, The Brewers Collection, The Woodblock Collection, Bourbon Grotesque (free).
Typefaces from 2018: Schoolhouse (a free chalkboard SVG font), Rock N Roll (a free dry brush script), Calibre Super Condensed (free), Blackstone Script.
Typefaces from 2019: JV Signature SVG, Bellanche, (a free curly calligraphic typeface), Lightshow (dry brush), Carlanta (by Faras Dina), Highfield (a fr