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Aida Diaz (Torrelavega, Spain) designed the EHU (Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, or Universidad del Pais Vasco) typeface that is used in a bilingual manner: EHU Serif is employed for Basque and EHU Sans for Sans, in an interesting experiment. [Google] [More] ⦿
Aka Alba GD, located in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. During her studies at EASD Vitoria-Gasteiz in the heart of Basque country, Alba Gonzalez created the ball terminal typeface Isabella (2015). [Google] [More] ⦿
Painter, sculptor and graphic designer, b. Madrid, 1942. He was commissioned in 2000 by the city of Bilbao to design a font with a Basque look. The result was Alfabeto Bilbao. Alternate URL with some of his paintings. Alfabeto Bilbao is free at Yo de Bilbao. [Google] [More] ⦿
Bilbao-based graduate of the EASD-ADGE School of Arts and Design in Vitoria-Gasteiz. He moved to Madrid to join Fetenstudio. Designer of the tweetware / bribeware sans typeface De La Fuente (2014). Microsite. In 2015, Fetenstudio published the sans typeface Optotypo (design by Alex de la Fuente and art direction by Sara Bautista). Optotypo was inspired by eye chart typography.
Andreu Balius Planelles
Graduate of ESDI in Barcelona. Now located in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Basque Country, Ane Irizar designed the pixelish typeface Siberian Gothic (2013) and the circle-based sans typeface Tita Round (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
ARTypes is based in Chicago, and is run by Ari Rafaeli. List of their typefaces categorized by revival type:
Spanish type foundry, est. 2013. One of its founders, Santos Bregaña, writes: Of Croatian origin, Santos Bregaña is born by chance in the city of Pamplona in 1965 on the very day that Le Corbusier drowns in Cap Martin. After studying architecture in San Sebastian and Barcelona he launches the Laia Atelier in 1996 where he focuses on interior design, and on graphic and industrial design projects associated with the culinary culture and business. In 2008 he receives, along with co-creator Anne Ibañez Guridi, the Art Director's Club of New York Sphere Award for their body of work for the restaurant Mugaritz. He leads Tabula, a publishing house dedicated to the spread of culture and gastronomy, and is a speaker on public forums and seminars related to high cuisine. His porcelain designs and his O! Luna, Tabula, and Linneo collections have received international praise and are in many of the best restaurants and hotels in the world.
In 2013 Atelier Iaia published the calligraphic Iturzaeta-inspired typeface Lamia, a joint effort of Santos Bregaña, Julen Cano Linazasor and Maore Sagarzazu: The Lamia font is inspired by the work of the most famous calligrapher of the Basque Country, Jose Francisco de Iturzaeta Eizaguirre (Getaria, 1788-Madrid, 1853). His writing method was compulsory in Spanish schools since 1835. His "unpolished Spanish font" tried to be more effective than the more commercial English version by avoiding embellishments and excessive rear tearing. More akin with the liberal values imported by the French, his offerings sought uniformity, speed and efficiency to ensure that those in the less-favored echelons of society had an effective communication tool. From his "General collection of characters of European Letters" published in Madrid in 1833, we have chosen the "lower case pancilla reformed" represented in one of the prints. We have tried to reinterpret it by keeping its essence but also ensuring that it is viable for potential contemporary uses which, thanks to its good readability and effectiveness in longer texts, basically means as a decorative or display font. The upper case was generated using the lower case as a reference.
Waskonia (2013, Santos Bregaña) is inspired by Basq gravestones from the 8th century.
Earlier work of Santos Bregaña includes the Kai (Basque) typeface family (199701999, with Mikel Enparantza) at Garagefonts.
Barmee.com (was: Czcionki.com, or: Barme Fonts)
Original fonts by Polishman Bartek Nowak (aka Barme, b. 1973) made in 2000-2001: BukwaNormal (Cyrillic), Nokian (pixel font), Passja, Xar, BarmeReczny, Elementarz (orthographic writing for kids) [see also here], Gotyk-Poszarpany (Fraktur, revamped in 2014 as Gotyk Nr 7), Afarat Ibn Blady (Arabic simulation face), Hieroglify, Kobajashi, Kwadryga, Magda (Basque), Maszyna (old typewriter), MaszynaAEG, Nerwus (scribbly, sketchy), Pascal, SecesjaPL (curly font: a revival of Herman Ihlenburg's ultra-Victorian typeface Nymphic, 1889), Zakret, RecycleIt, Sandwich, Keiser Sousa, Manifest.
Font list (with repetitions): 4Mini, BarmeReczny, Elementarz, Fiesta, GotykPoszarpany, GrubaBerta, Hieroglify, KeiserSousa, Kobajashi, Kwadryga, Magda, Manifest-Niski, Manifest, MaszynaAEG, MiniMasa, MiniSet, MiniSter, Nerwus, Nokian, Nokian2, Opeln2001-Prosty, Opeln2001, Opeln2001Szeroki, Pascal, Passja, Premiership, RecycleIt, Sandwich, SecesjaPL, Szablon, Wabene, Xar, Zakret, MiniForma, MiniStrzalki, Miniline, Minitot, Ulisson, Astalamet (2002), Gosford (2002), Volan (2002), Establo, QuatronFat, Infantyl (2002), Quatron (2002), YnduFat (2002), YnduOut (2002).
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This site carried these fonts in May 2008: 4Mini, Afarat-ibn-Blady, Astalamet, AstalametPure, BarmeReczny, Cyree, DorBlue, ElementarzDwa, Erton, Establo, EstabloFat, Fiesta, Gosford, GotykPoszarpany, GrubaBerta, Hieroglify, HongKong (oriental simulation), Infantyl, InfantylFat, InfantylItalic, InfantylOut, Jiczyn, KeiserSousa, Kobajashi, Komix, Kwadryga, Lola, Magda, Manifest-Niski, Manifest, MaszynaAEG, MaszynaRoyalDark, MaszynaRoyalLight, MiniBet, MiniForma2, MiniJasc, MiniKongo, MiniLine2, MiniMasa, MiniQuan, MiniQuanMniejszy, MiniSet2, MiniSter, MiniStrzalki, MiniTot, Nerwus, Nokian, Nokian2, Opeln2001-Prosty, Opeln2001, Opeln2001Szeroki-Metro, Opeln2001Szeroki, Pascal, Paskowy, Passja, Quatron, QuatronFat, RecycleIt, Sandwich, SecesjaPL, Sloneczko, Szablon, Tabun, TechnicznaPomoc-Italic, TechnicznaPomoc, TechnicznaPomocRound, Ulisson, Vaderiii, Volan, Wabene, Xar.
In 2011, he established the commercial foundry GRIN3.
Designer, b. Bilbao, 1987, who graduated in 2010 with a degree in Fine Arts and a specialty in Graphic Design from the University of the Basque Country. She also obtained a Masters degree in typography from the University of Barcelona.
Chris Coombes (UK) made these typefaces:
Basque designer, b. 1985 Vitoria-Gasteiz. He currently studies in San Sebastian. In 2010, he created Funambulo (a monoline unicase sans). He also made Ideotheque, a mini-slabbed serif face, under the supervision of Eduardo Manso.
In 2013, he designed the text typeface Adela.
Professor of typography at the Faculdad de Bellas Artes (FBA) of the Universidad del Pais Vasco (UPV) in Bilbao. Eduardo Herrera and Leire Fernández (a colleague at FBA UPV) developed a Bastarda based on work of Juan de Yciar. They wrote about it in Recuperación y digitalización de la letra bastarda de Juan de Yciar (GFM Grafema, No. 1, April 2009). [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer of the freeware font Moneta. It looks Basque to me, but the author says: "This font is based on the lettering of early medieval and particularly Saxon hand - stamped coinage." [Google] [More] ⦿
Ekhiñe Dominguez studied Audiovisual Communication at The University of the Basque Country (2005-2009) and Aarhus University (2007-2008). Upon graduation she moved to Barcelona where she obtained a Masters in Film Art Direction at The Film and Audiovisual School of Catalonia (ESCAC) and Graphic Design at Bau School of Design.
Creator of Lau (2012, a geometric typeface used for designing shelves), Caro (2012, a geometric typeface renamed Hiru in 2013) and AHO (2012, a modular typeface inspired by Wim Crouwel). [Google] [More] ⦿
German type designer (b. 1910, Schmiedeberg-d. 1961, Hamburg), who, after studies in Offenbach under Rudolf Koch and Ernst Engel, became a soldier in 1939. After the war, he became a freelance graphic designer in Hamburg, where he also taught at Werbefachschule Hamburg. Wolfgang Hendlmeier summarized his contributions in 1985. His typefaces include:
Turkish graphic and type designer, and calligrapher of both Latin and Arabic. He lived from 1913 until 1987. His calligraphy has led to some fine alphabets, including a blackletter and a flared Basque alphabet. Picture.
Euskara Typeface Box
Basque font company headed by Thierry Arsaut from Biarritz, France. Sells about 12 Basque typefaces. Has a history of Basque letters. Thierry Arsaut designed the commercial Basque typefaces Koldaka (2002), Sculpturas, Euskara Classic, Euskara Emakhor, Euskara Etxeak, Euskara Old, Euskara Ferrus, Euskara Gernika, Euskara Haritzaga, Euskara Irouleguia, Euskara Karako, Euskara Kaxko, Euskara Kutxas (farm dingbats), Euskara Moderna, Euskara Ostoa (with Ramuntxo Partarrieu), Euskara Eskultura. His typefaces can be bought here. Basque Classic is discussed here. [Google] [More] ⦿
Andy Benedek's (b. Manchester, UK, 1945) Cotswolds-based outfit for "custom fonts and lettering of distinction", founded by him in 1988. Andy (András) made corporate typefaces for Umbro, QZERO, Bowater, Lloyds Bank, Royal Free Hospital, Liptons teas, Gordons gin, Marlboro cigarettes, as well as typefaces for magazines (Royal Academy of Arts, Elle, Blueprint) and for newspapers (The Scotsman). All this was done under the label of The Font Factory. With Michael Johnson and Mike Pratley, he created a font for BT Cellnet. A braille typeface has been developed to aid the production of signage for the blind. In 2001, he co-founded Fine Fonts with Michael Harvey. CV. Typefaces:
Spanish language site for various non-Latin language fonts. A sampling: Afus Deg Wfus 2 (for Berber), AlKatib1 (2001, an Arabic typeface by Naseem Amjad), Albanian, Alice_0 (Lao typeface by by Ngakham Southichack), LAOMAY_5 CHAREUNSILP (Lao typeface by by Soupasith Bouahom), Arial AMU (1999, Armenian typeface by Ruben Tarumian), BaltFrutigerLight, BaltHelveticaMedium, BaltNewCenturySchoolbookMedium, BaltOptimaMedium, BaltTiffanyMedium, BaltUniversityMedium, CarloAtor (1997, Arabic family by Timm Erickson, Summer Institute of Linguistics), Caligraf-W, Ciula (1996, a Romanian typeface by Paul Hodor), Cursiv (Romanian), AnlongvillKhek, GabrialAtor (another Arab family by Timm Erickson), Gin, Greek (1993, by Peter J. Gentry&Andrew M. Fountain), HandSign (1993, Sam Wang), HFMassisShantNUnicode (1990-1994, an Armenian unicode typeface by BYTEC Computers and Massis Graphics), HONGKAD (1994, a family by Dr. Hongkad Souvannavong), IsmarBold, IsmarLight, Lakshmi, X000000A (1994, a lao typeface by Sith Bouahom), LAOMAY_2-CHAREUNSILP, Alice3Medium, Alice0Medium, Langagedessignes (1998, by Philippe and François Blondel), NorKirk (1997, a great Armenian typeface by Ruben Tarumian), NovaTempo (for Esperanto), Pazmaveb (for Armenian), ILPRumanianB100 (1996, by Charles J. Coker), Saysettha-Lao, Saysettha-LaoBold, SenzorgaAnhok, Timok, Tribuno, Turn-W, TimesUnicode, ArialAMU, PoliceTypeAPI (for Armenian), Cieszyn-Regular, PoojaNormal, Shibolet (1995, Hebrew), Shree-Ass-0552 (2000, by Modular InfoTech), Tudor-Semi-Lite, Webdunia, TimesNRCzech, TNRLiboriusVII (2001, a fully accented Times typeface by Libor Sztemon), GreatMoravia (2001 Libor Sztemon, Czechia), Johaansi-ye-Peyravi (2001, a full accent blackletter typeface by Libor Sztemon, Czechia), TimesNREuskaraEuransiEsperanto (2001, Libor Sztemon). [Google] [More] ⦿
Graduate of the Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil, class of 2013. As an exchange student at Universidad del Pais Vasco in Leiao, Bilbao, Spain-based Hannah Sa designed the pixel typeface Alma Terix Down (2016, FontStruct). She also made the striking display typeface Gandaya (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graduate of Ecole Supérieure Estienne, Paris, 2010. She presently worked as a graphic designer, sign painter and lettering artist in Paris. Designer of the Basque style typeface Bilboboum, the sans typeface family Viparis (2015) and the wide Peignotian display sans typeface La Saumuroise (2015).
At Production Type, assisted by Hugues Gentile, she published PVC (2019): PVC is a rambunctious display sans that plays at the edges of width and weight. As those in the plumbing industry know, PVC stands for polyvinyl chloride, but most of us know about PVC because of the pipes and other objects that are made of the hard, plastic polymer. PVC is kind of a wonder plastic, because it is both extremely durable and incredibly versatile. Which is actually a great way to describe PVC, the typeface: the family includes four super-varied styles (Menu, Promo, Banner, and Banner Ultra), all of which share a hearty backbone while flaunting very different shapes. [Google] [More] ⦿
Type designer and associate member at the open source type foundry Velvetyne in Paris. Her creations include the free BilboInc (2011-2014), a hipster Basque typeface named after Bilbao. [Google] [More] ⦿
Based in Vitoria, Spain, Hollmed created the free octagonal typeface Delta in 2015. In 2013, he created a nice set of posters called La Tipoteca to survey the typographic terms in Spanish. [Google] [More] ⦿
During their studies at EASD Vitoria-Gasteiz ADGE, Irati Sagasta (Elorrio,Spain), Salvia Perez San Jose (Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain) and Iara Aguiriano Hidalgo (Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain) designed the modular typefaces Filetto (2017) and Iwik (2017). [Google] [More] ⦿
During their studies at EASD Vitoria-Gasteiz ADGE, Irati Sagasta (Elorrio,Spain), Salvia Perez San Jose (Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain) and Iara Aguiriano Hidalgo (Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain) designed the modular typefaces Filetto (2017) and Iwik (2017). [Google] [More] ⦿
Born in Barcelona in 1950, Joan Barjau is a graphic and type designer, cartoonist, illustrator, painter, and animator who taught at Eina in Barcelona from 1984-1993. Designer at type-o-tones in Barcelona who made Analfabeta Regular (1999, with Flavio Morais), Analfabeta Pics (1999, with Flavio Morais), Analfabeto (+Pics, 2007, another vernacular typeface done with Flavio Morais), Ebu Script (1991-2013, a technical script done with José Manuel Urós), Iva (1993-2007), Jeune Adrian (1997), MeMimas (1991-2007, upright connected script done with José Manuel Urós; a Spanish school script commissioned in 1991 by publisher Barcanova), MeMimasAlternate, the great Sniff (1995, poster family), Talqual (1997, handwriting), Tschicholina (1997, unicase font inspired by Tschichold), Xiquets Primitives (1995, dingbats), Zubizarreta (1997, an award winner at Bukvaraz 2001; Zubizarreta Tosca is clearly Kafkaesque; the whole family is a mix between Neanderthal simplicity and Basque toughness).
In 2013, Joan Barjau published the cartoonish typeface family Sniff, which he first created in 1995. He writes: Joan Barjau used the pseudonym Sniff while working as a cartoonist for the Spanish satirical magazine El Papus, and Sniff is also the typeface based on the style of lettering he used for the balloons.
Basque penman, 1788-1853. His designs were engraved in 1833 by Giraldos and Nicolás de Gangioti and dedicated to the Queen Governor. That work was published in Colección General de los Caractéres de Letras Europeas (see here).
Author of Arte de escribir la letra bastarda española (1827). The second edition, dated 1835, was published by Imprenta de don A. Mateis Muñoz in Madrid. Local download of that book. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Elorrio, Basque country. Together with Gotzon Garaizabal, he made the brush typeface Zu Zarautz (2013). It was developed specifically for Debolex films for use in their film series that centres around the people of the coastal Basque town of Zarautz. Angel Brotxa (2013) is a free brush script typeface by them.
Also written as Juan de Yciar or Juan de Ycíar or Ioannes de Yciar. Spanish calligrapher, mathematician and writing master, 1515-1590. Author of Arte Subtillissima (1553, Zaragossa) and Arte Breve (1559, Zaragossa). According to Heitlinger, he was born in 1523, not 1515, in the Basque city of Durango (Vizcaya). He studied calligraphy with Tagliente and Palatino, and invented the so-called Spanish Bastarda, and drew many beautiful chancery alphabets.
He published Recopilación subtillísima intitulada Orthographia Practica in 1547-1548 (Zaragoza), the first writing manual in Spain. He also published Arte Subtilissima por la cual se enseña a escribir perfectamente in 1548 (8 editions from 1548 to 1566).
Recopilación subtillísima intitulada Orthographia Practica was republished in 2003 by Jakider. From that book, his beautiful Latina initial caps. Scan of his Spanish renaissance alphabet, other alphabets, Ave Maria (1548, from Arte Subtilissima), chancery hand, and Cancellaresca gruesca (1548). Biblioteca complutense de Madrid has images on-line. [Google] [More] ⦿
Juan Luis Blanco is a graphic designer, type designer and calligrapher based in Zumaia in the heart of the Basque country. Since 1993, he works as a freelancer graphic designer. In 2013, he obtained an MA in Typeface Design from the University of Reading. Currently he combines calligraphy classes and graphic design with typographic projects that focus on Basque lettering as well as multi script typefaces involving the Latin, Arabic and Tifinagh alphabets.
For his graduation work in the Masters of Type Design program of the University of Reading, Juan Luis Blanco (Spain) created the Latin, Greek, Cyrillic, Tifinagh, Arabic typeface family Amaikha (2014). Amaikha is characterized by Latin warmth and roundness.
A list of his typefaces:
Speaker at ATypI 2016 in Warsaw on A Typographic Maghribi Trialogue. In this talk, he explains, together with Laura Meseguer and Krystian Sarkis, the Typographic Matchmaking in the Maghrib project of the Khatt Foundation, which tries to facilitate a cultural trialogue as well as shed a typographic spotlight on the largely ignored region of the Maghreb in terms of writing and design traditions. The specific goal of the collaboration is the research and development of tri-script font families (for Latin, Arabic and Tifinagh) that can communicate harmoniously. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Codesigner with Santos Bregaña and Maore Sagarzazu of the calligraphic typeface Lamia (2013, Atelier Laia, Basque country), which is based on Jose Francisco de Iturzaeta Eizaguirre's "lower case pancilla reformed" found in General collection of characters of European Letters (1833, Madrid). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Designer of Pleasant Despair (2002), Bad Future (2002), the decorative didone typeface Nostalgia (2005), the Basque lettering font Basca (2001), Mestral (2001, an artsy tall freeware font) and Passeig A and B (2002). Dafont link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Europe's largest independent foreign language font developer for the Macintosh, which is directed by Sebastian Kempgen from Germany. Fonts include: Western Languages (CoreFont series), Eastern Europe (CE-Font series), Cyrillic (Professional series: RomanCyrillic Pro, Ladoga Pro etc. (text fonts); DEsign fonts: Faktor, Inessa Cyr etc. (headline, handwriting); Olliffe Fonts: Batumi, Schechtel, Russian Open (display type; example: Mashinka); Scientific Cyrillic (includes old orthography, accents, old characters); Old Church Slavonic (Cyrillic and Glagolitic, Square and Round); Non-Slavic Cyrillic: Roman CyrTurk, Ladoga CyrTurk), Greek (Modern Greek and Classical Greek (Agora and Parmenides)), Icelandic&Faeroese (PolarFont series), Irish&Welsh (Gaelic, Celtic in the CeltoFont series), Romanian (DacoFont series), Turkish (TurkoFont series), BalkanFont series (Hungarian, Romanian, Turkish, Azerbaijani, Maltese), Basque (BaskoFont series), Saami (SamoFont series), Georgian, Armenian, Coptic (such as the Pachomius font), Cuneiform, Sabean, SinoFont series for Vietnamese plus more or Chinese (Pinyin) transliteration, phonetic Fonts (Trubetzkoy&Phonetica), Transliteration Fonts. Some of its fonts (like Campus Ten/Twelve and Magister Book) are now sold through Agfa/Monotype.
Names of some fonts: Breitkopf Fraktur, Campus Sans, CampusRoman Pro, CampusSans Block, Dareios, Faktor, Glagol Pro, Inessa, Konkret, Kronstadt, Marib, Method, Moskva Pro, Parmenides, Retrograd, Tafelkreide, Tatlin, Trubetzkoy. [Google] [More] ⦿
Iratxe de la Torre, Jon Anguloa and Maider Sorasu (Valencia, Spain) co-designed the Basque typeface Aintzina in 2013.
Codesigner with Santos Bregaña and Julen Cano Linazasoro of the calligraphic typeface Lamia (2013, Atelier Laia, Basque country), which is based on Jose Francisco de Iturzaeta Eizaguirre's "lower case pancilla reformed" found in General collection of characters of European Letters (1833, Madrid).
Designer in Bilbao, Spain, who studied at the Emilio Campuzano Institute in Bilbao. Creator of Confettiva (2014: a stackable confetti-inspired all caps typeface), and Design Walk (2013, a signage system with its own dedicated font). [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer of the display font with Basque influences, Circos (2001, at Fontsanon). Mary Kelleher is a lettering artist who did the lettering for "Wind of the Gods, v. 1: Blood from the Moon" (by Patrick Cothias). [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer of the Kai family (1999, with Santos Bregana, at LAIA in the Basque country) at Garagefonts.
Basque designer who studied at EASD Vitoria-Gasteiz, and works in London. In 2016, he created the Basque typeface Relbau, which revives one of the first Basque typefaces, Bilbao. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Spanish designer who lives in Donostia-San Sebastian. Her typefaces include Sydney Meller (2017), Alexis Jernigan (2017, circle-themed), 36 Days of Type (2016, a decorative caps alphabet), Manyar (2013), Lost in Time (2012, display face) and Edden (2013, oriental simulation).
Graphic and type design studio founded in La Boissière-d'Ans and/or Cubjac, France by Olivier Gourvat in 2004 and first located in Cubjac, Dordogne, France, and later in La Boissière-d'Ans, France. Olivier Gourvat originally worked as a graphic designer for various agencies, producing artwork, brands, corporate publicities and print layouts. He later joined the team at Chronicle Editions to create image content, cover designs, illustrations and maps for numerous books on the history of the twentieth century. Following his printing experience, he pursued web design and interactive web functions, founding a website company with three associates in 1999. Olivier is an über-talent.
Typefaces: Sofia (2009; a great sans family which includes a hairline weight), Sofia Pro (2012), Sofia Pro Soft (2014: a rounded version of Sofia Pro, soft as a baby's bottom), Sofia Rough (2015, letterpress emulation and layering, in the style of Trend or Nexa Rust), Sofia Rough Script (2015), Hexagon, Microbia, Bucharest, Interval (Condensed, Sans), Neolux (experimental), Riga (sans family), Visoko (striped; Visoko is a playful, geometric typeface inspired by post-modern fonts designed by Mecanorma in the 80s), Glamwords (2009, a 1970's glitter style face), Mozziano (2009, purely geometric), UNIcod Sans Pro (2010, a techno sans family), Kyrial Display Pro (2011, a mini-serifed sans family).
In 2012, Olivier Gourvat designed the flared typeface family Kara which was inspired by Basque (Euskaran).
Mettro Pro (2013) is an elliptical sans family that could attract a large fan base. Its hairline weight is called Mettro Air. A few weeks later, we learn that this family was renamed Metronic Pro. And a month later, Gourvat published Metronic Slab Pro (2013). It was followed by Metronic Slab Narrow in 2014.
Typefaces from 2014: Filson Pro (a geometric sans family with curvy R, k and t).
Typefaces from 2015: Univia Pro (a squarish sans family), Strato Pro (not to be confused with Sophie Brown's Strato from 2013; Strato is a legible classical roman serif typeface family), Chronica Pro (a clean geometric sans workhorse).
Typefaces from 2016: Interval Next (a successor of Interval Sans Pro), Filson Soft, Fengo (an oriental brush typeface by Olivier and Jean-Claude Gourvat that was influenced by Sino-Japanese and traditional Chinese hieroglyphic characters).
PAAM (was: Supperstudio)
Studio with offices in Madrid and Bilbao, first called Supperstudio and then PAAM (run by Pablo Abad and Vicente Garcia Morillo from Madrid). Pablo Abad created the free poker card typeface DealerType (2009).
Pablo Abad's other typefaces: No Future (2009, sci-fi), Knife (2008, modular), Pinza (2008, clothespin-themed), Romantique (2008, ultra-fat modular art deco face), Modul01 (2008), and Mambo (2008, super-ultra-fat art deco), Slaba (2009, fat slab serif), Voyeur (2009), Nostalgia (2013, Hype For Type).
Thierry arsaut tells the history of Basque charcaters, the "Euskara". The basic reference is a rare 1930s book by M. Colas. Arsaut sketches the influence of roman lettering and later Celtic letter forms. [Google] [More] ⦿
Pretend Foundry (or: Fuzzco)
Helen Rice and Josh Nissenboim run Pretend Foundry / Fuzzco, as an outlet to try out experimental fonts. Located in South Carlina, their typefaces as of early 2020 include:
During their studies at EASD Vitoria-Gasteiz ADGE, Irati Sagasta (Elorrio,Spain), Salvia Perez San Jose (Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain) and Iara Aguiriano Hidalgo (Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain) designed the modular typefaces Filetto (2017) and Iwik (2017). In 2018, Salvia Perez, now based in Pamplona, added the slab serif Redit. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graduated in Communication Design from the Fachhochschule für Gestaltung in Hamburg in 1993. He studied under Mark Jamra. Designer of the semi-Western semi-Basque display typeface Casanova (2004, URW). [Google] [More] ⦿
Stone Type Foundry
The Stone Type Foundry in Guinda (ex-Rumsey and ex-Palo Alto), CA, is Sumner Stone's outfit, which he founded in 1990. Born in Venice, Florida in 1945, Sumner Stone is a major designer, and creator of the Stone family. He studied calligraphy with Lloyd Reynolds at Reed College in Portland, Oregon, and then went to work for Hallmark cards as a lettering artist. In 1979, he became type director at Autologic, and in 1984, he became the Director of Typography at Adobe Systems (until 1989). His typefaces:
At ATypI 2007 in Brighton, he spoke about The foundation of the humanist sans serif. As of 2008, his entire collection can be licensed for 20 computers in an educational lab for just 300 dollars. Scripps College pages. CV at Agfa. Bio at Linotype. Page at Emodigi. His lecture in 2007 on W.A. Dwiggins. PDF file of his work. Signature. 2012 Newyear's card. Interview by MyFonts in 2014. FontShop link. Klingspor link.
A Basque font auction took place on March 9, 2001, in Bilbao and was organized by the cultural association Consonni from Bilbao. The current page on Basque typefaces is run by Franck Larcade at Consonni and Hinrich Sachs from Switzerland. History of Basque fonts. [Google] [More] ⦿
Bilbao, Spain-based designer (b. 1986, Bilbao) of a set of decorative numerals called Numeros de Palacio (2014). She also created the modular typeface Zati (2014). Tania studied fine arts at la Universidad del País Vasco (UPV/EHU).
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.
Bilbao-based designer of the experimental typeface Multiply Type (2013) and of the geometric Txaber Logotype (2012). New Neon (2013) is an artistic 3d creation of Taxber---it is a full alphabet rendered in 3d using paint and neon tube themes.
Catalan foundry headed by Andreu Balius. Some fonts sold through MyFonts:
Custom / bespoke typefaces include Carmen VS (for Victoria's Secret, New York), Ferrovial, Dsignes (a wayfinding sans), VLC (for Valencia Tourism Bureau), Lladro (sans), Forum.
Type designer in Croatia. His typefaces include Novantico (2018). Novantico is a lapidary all capitals typeface, influenced mainly by roman inscriptional capitals and renaissance typefaces. It features a roofed Basque capital A. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Bilbao-based doctoral student who created the Basque typeface Gaueko Plana in 2013 during his studies.
Paris-based Italian type designer (b. 1972) who designed Estrella (1996), a Basque font based on research she did at L'école Estienne (1996) on Basque lapidary engravings in cemeteries. Her mentor there was Gérard Blanchard. Rustica (1996), also done during her studies, is based on Latin calligraphy from the Vth century.
Vicente Ballester Marco (Valencia, 1887-1980) was a graphic designer, illustrator and poster artist affiliated with the CNT (Confederacion Nacional del Trabajo) who created political propaganda posters of modernist and post-cubist influence during the Spanish Civil War in the studio Artes Gráficas de la Alianza de Intelectuales Antifascistas de Valencia.
Vincent Connare (b. 1960, Boston) is an ex-painter turned type designer, who holds an MA in typeface design from the University of Reading in 1999. In the late eighties/early nineties Connare worked in the Ikarus, Intellifont and TrueType teams for Agfa/Compugraphic, and was one of the first type designers to learn TrueType hinting. Then he joined Microsoft, where he designed Trebuchet (1996) and Comic Sans (1995).
At Connare.com (Seattle), he designed the transitional book text typeface Magpie in 2000. Vincent Connare joined Dalton Maag in the spring of 2001 as production manager. At Dalton Maag he was part of the team that developed Ubuntu and Nokia Pure. His own Magpie typeface was published in 2008 at Dalton Maag as Magpie Typo.
Lesser known fonts by Connare include WildStyle (done for the Agfa Creative Alliance), Fabula (a font for children's texts in Basque, Catalan, Dutch, English, French, Frisian, Irish, Spanish and Welsh), Amaze (for mazes), and Vixar ASCII (1995, for Microsoft).
Connare also enjoys a reputation as an expert font hinter.
There is a movement by Isaac Stanfield to ban Comic Sans, discussed at Typographica and Typophile. Interview by Karen Huang. Piece by Emily Steel. Can Comic Sans look good in design? Check Markku Ylisirniö's Comic Sans poster. At Ampersand in 2011, he concluded "I just wanted to let it go; it just looks ridiculous" explaining why he was not involved with Ascender's Comic Sans Pro.
Robby Woodard is the Fresno, CA-based designer of fonts at Garagefonts such as Clarice (2004, a lapidary semi-sans with 16 weights), Arbuckle (2001-2003, fat comic book style; see Black, Bright: bubblegum typefaces), Clairmont (2002, a huge sans serif family), Dixon (2001, a monoline sans family with a hairline weight), Elkhorn, Fargon (2002, avant-garde family), P22 Hedonic (2003, a delicate slab serif family), Montclaire (2003, an interesting way of adding serifs to a sans serif font) and Bancroft (2000). At the L'ab [dead link], he designed the avant garde family Ashby (2001). He is working on Wiggins (2004) and Laconic (2007, a severe-looking futuristic sans). Alternate URL. Other fonts: Inyo (a high contrast slab serif), Joachim (Basque style), Kritter (mythological dings), Veggieburger (cartoon caption font with hints of Tekton), Nudgewink (2010-2018, P22, a bouncy comic book face), Clarice (2001-2009, a lapidary (flared serif) family, Garagefonts). FontShop link. Myfonts link. Laconic and Veggieburger are free at Fontsquirrel.
In 2019, he added extreme weights (from hairline weights to extra black weights) to Joshua Darden's popular Freight series: Freight Big Compressed Pro (2019, a sturdy rational newspaper masthead and book cover typeface by Robby Woodard and Phil's Fonts), Freight Display Compressed Pro (2019), Freight Text Compressed Pro (2019), Freight Sans HPro Hairlines, Freight Sans HCnd Pro Hairlines, Freight Sans HCmp Pro, Freight Sans UPro Ultra Black. Fontspace link. Klingspor link. Kernest link.