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Adam Turman is a Minneapolis-poster poster artist and bicycle enthusiast. At Chank's place, he designed the bicycle dingbat typeface B Complex (2012: The best things in life begin with a B. Bikes, Burgers, Beers, Babes.) and the fat finger typeface Turman Grotesk (2012). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Anne Ulku is an established designer based in Minneapolis, MN. She graduated from Minneapolis College of Art&Design in 2007. Her typefaces include Kazootie (2011, Chank Foundry), which was inspired by cut-paper shapes and named after the hand puppet character Rootie Kazootie in a 1950s children's television show. Together with Chank Diesel, she created an exclusive custom typeface design for the 2011 Target Halloween campaign---a complement to the cut-paper art designs of Andrea Deszö. She also made Vintage Noveau Italian (2012), the collage typeface Particulate (2012, free at Chank Diesel's place), Indian (2012, a retro motorcycle script font done with Chank Diesel), and the sewing machine font Stitch (2012).
In 2015, she hooked up with Olson for a new typeface for Porsche. Anne writes: Porsche has always had a very clean and structured, well-known visual brand. Their custom headline font, Porsche Franklin Gothic, happens to be the exact same as Franklin Gothic. In order to create a refresh of the Porsche brand, while still maintaining the established look, there was opportunity for a new typeface. The core of the new typeface is based on the Porsche logo, as well as typeface Deutsches Institut für Normung 145---a precise, technical typeface; also the standard for German road signs. With a strong racing history, additional visual cues were also used in creating a truly unique, custom Porsche typeface.
Anton Koovit was born in Tallinn, Estonia, in 1981, and studied graphic design at the Estonian Academy of Arts, ESAG Paris and at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. In 2006, he obtained a masters in type design at KABK in Den Haag. Anton set up his own company Khork OÜ in 2006. In 2007 he moved to Berlin, Germany. He is "extraordinary assistant professor" of typography/type design at the Estonian Academy of Arts.
In 2012, he and Yassin Baggar set up Fatype, a type foundry in Berlin and Neuchatel, Switzerland.
His most well known typeface design is Adam BP (2007, B&P Foundry), a 4-weight sans family. He also designed Aleksei (2010, unreleased serif face), GQ Slab, GQ Baton (b Anton Koovit and Yassin Baggar), U8 (2010: a grotesk family based on lettering in the Berlin underground), Arvo (2010: a free slab serif family at Google Font Directory, codesigned with Yassin Baggar).
Extraordinary Hungarian design talent based in Budapest, 1986-2015. I can't find enough superlatives to describe his work or find appropriate ords to express my sadness when I learned of his death due to a bicycle accident on September 4, 2015. He was best known for his experimental type projects. He published the masterful Ogaki in 2009, the high contrast didone typeface Sensaway Pro (2010, Die Gestalten), the calligraphic Caligo (2013), the freestyle jazz high-contrast typeface Qalto (2012) and the fat counterless Dubwise Pro (2010) at Die Gestalten. Other typefaces include Milen Serif (2009, organic), Minimalstile (2008), Minimalca (2008, organic), Fade Away and Fancy Fence (2009, geometric blackletter), Muzikal (2010), Type #32 (2010).
Typefaces made in in 2008 as thalamic: Hello (connected upright script), Epilogie (blocks), WimSoft (+U/C), Chunk Chip, Konstruct (Russian constructivism face), Sensei Says, FS Tributary, Twotype Font, Urge (fat octagonal), Subliminal, FS United One, The Game of Type, Anaximander Zooom!, Corrupt and Corrupt Ed (piano key stencil fonts), Blueprint, Monomum, Synergy, Insert Coin Italic, Write I Careful, Write I Casual, Write I Dump, Loop UC, Loop LC, Emergic, Prick!, Insert Coins Pixels, Retro Electro, Bubble Lab IJ, Bubble Lab Bang, A Needle Pulling Thread, Send, Scan (IBM logo look), Intermittent and Intermittent Sans (stencil typefaces), Melt x DR and Melt x tDR (dot matrix), Oval x DR and Oval x tDR (original design by theDesignersRepublic for Issey Miyake), On Grid, Indigo (almost blackletter), orange_2 (dot matrix), Scan (horizontal stripes), Bass, Grape (simple pixel face), Nachahmung and Nachahmung Block (fat and extra condensed, Wim Crouwel simulation typefaces), Nachahmung Block Serif, Conjunction, Interjection, Is It, Sangular (nice experiment), Anonon (nails in square letters), Purple and Purple Very (slab serif headline typefaces, pixelized), Arc Echo (biline and strutted), The Question (a fantastic 3d paper fold imitation face), FS Minimal (a fantastic ultra fat decorative face), FS FontStructor, Vibrant (multiline labyrinthine or op-art face), Writ (upright pixel script), Castor, Ooki (octagonal), Industrial, The I Flat, The I, Indiscrete, Analog (connected script), Dent (mechanical), Digital (connected script), Hello Hello, and Sensei Says.
In 2009, he made Clone It, Entwined, C64, Helix, Fontsration, Bent, Stripe Zoo, Dull, Indent (stencil), Quartertined (kitchen tile), Firox, Orfix, A Priori, Ignore, Confused, S-Ookii, Ookii (octagonal), Very Becoming, Crisis Averted, Crisis (neat bold octagonal face), Penmanship, Up All Night, Sleep All Dayi, Chunk Chip, Grayletter (upright script), Soso, Mostly Harmless (textured face), Etched, La Cross, Twotype, Etched Bare, Aught (One, Two, Three), as: Inflate (Pop, Pfft, Puff, Poof), Istic, Very Becoming, Ignore, Ought, Balance, Broken, Dry Flat (dot matrix), La Cross, Etched (+Bare), Fontsration (+Refined: multilined beauties), FS Institutional (fat multiline face), FS Industrial, FS Pixelayers.
Additions in 2010 as thalamic: fs Section, fs Reboot, fs Easy DNA Auto Stencil, fs Institutional (+Ho, +Elements), fs Quartertined, fs Stencil 2.0, fs Rivet, fs Intaglish, fs Dumb Italic, fs Loop Gap, fs GoTeam (stencil), fs ITilic, fs Kerplunk (Startrek face), fs Dumb Italic, fs Ribbon, fs Beringer, fs Ooki Woodcut, fs Croissant (stencil), fs 45 (octagonal stencil), fsXO, fs Pipe, fs Confused Less.
Fonts from 2011 as thalamic: fs Xenon (a paperclip face), fs Instant, fs Twist, fs WIP (blackletter), fs Sparc, fs Reboot (texture face), fs Pod, fs Flute Tune, fs Special, fs Watch Out (stencil), fs Etched Nyle (labyrinthine face), fs No Kerning Required (2011, connected upright script).
Creations in 2012 as thalamic: fs Flip, fs Mom, fs Noise, fs Noise II, fs Junk, fs You Are Here, fs Flash (outlined), FS Easy Too (paperclip face), FS Strict, FS Fix, fs in three (octagonal stencil face), fs Single, fs Wakarimasen, fs r-failed (white on black), fs Permutation X, fs Pan Am, fs Institutional, fs Institutional 2, fs Chunky (counterless), fs Grayletter (textured face), fsXply (op-art).
Creations in 2013 as thalamic: fs So Not Right, fs Grid Urdu (pixel face), fs Not So Right, fs Six Sticks, fs Half (octagonal family), fs Bored, fs Make it Happen, fs Salvage, fs To Be Discarded, fs Connect (stencil), fs Whomp, fs Praxis, fs Fez (3d face), fs Input, fsTramp, fs Five Alive, fs Hote-Zyd (labyrinthine), fs Patterns (Layers, Quarters), fs Five Alive (origami font), fs Go To Sleep (retro speed font), fs Vaerktoj (inspired by the brand identity of Hoejmark Cycles), fs Permutation B, fs Jester, fs Permutation XII (op-art), fs Insatiable, fs Electronic, fs Carbon (a nice chequered face), fs When We Were Young (multiline typeface), fs Shogun Tiny (a lined kitchen tile typeface), fs Optical, fs When We Were Young (multilined), fs Slate, fs Shogun (gridded), fs Iie (+Filled), fs Blocky (dot matrix), fs Thalamic.
Creations in 2014 as thalamic: fs Perhaps, fs Perhaps Perhaps, fs Stability (Turmoil, Flux), fs Industrial (an artsy fat dot matrix face), fs Rehash, fs Ah, fs Curly, fs So, fs Flint, fs ICK (blackboard bold style), fs Wiggle, fs Grid, fs Ah.
Creations from 2015 as thalamic: fs B-Chain (bike chain font), fs Risque (art deco), fs Squangular (Impair, Square, Flair, Pair), fs Oval, fs MIP, fs Flower (kitchen tile face).
Creations as minimum: fs Chips (2014), fs Oh (2014, piano key style), fs Stack (2014, +Overflow), fs llljjj (2014), fs Turn Off The Sun (2014, beveled), fs Zag (2013 textured), fs Zig (2013, textured), fs Mullions (2013), fs The Italic (2013), Gridlock (2009), Mingle Minx (2009), Mingle Co (2009), Mingle (2009, gridded letters), Bevel (2009, 3d beveled family), illiij (2009, multiline family), m.ove.r (2009, multiline family), Grayscale (2009, multiline family), fs Cubed (2010, 3d-face), Bas Relief (2009, 3d face), Silver (2009, 3d face), Tin (2009), Lead (2009), Bevel (2009), Bevel Just (2009), Bevel Just Shadowed (2009), Ceci n'est pas une vague (2009), A Fault in Reality (2009, optical effect font), Blit Slash (2009, experimental), Blit Hack (2009), Dot Dot Hex (2009), Super Black (2009), fs Overlap (2010), fs Fabric (2010, texture font), fs Original (2010), fs Ink Blot (2010), fs Dots and Dashes (2010), fs I Square (2010), fs Squared Up (2010), fs Super Black (2010), fs Unoriginal (2010), fs Minimum (2010, geometric stencil face), fs Pin and Thread (2010, stitching face), fs Shade (2012, 3d face).
FontStructions from 2011: fs Perpetual (dotted line face), fs Slither, fs No Escape, fs Prompt (a DNA-inspired biochemical lab face), fs Plus H (horizontally striped face), fs Arc Test 2:2 (a modular blackboard bold face), fs V Simple (2010, textured face), fs Instant, fs Permutation V, fs Rehash Monoic (labyrinthine), fs Meta (texture face), fs Scroll, fs Scroll Not (stencil).
FontStructions from 2012: fs Translucent (a texture face), fs Bank, fs Shade, fs Confined (white on black), fs Institutional (+Vo, +HeVe, +Ho, +He, +Ve: texture typefaces), fs Bang, fs Random (textured face), fs Random Pattern, fs Lead, fs Tin, fs Silver, fs Tungsten.
Bart Co Design
Poznan, Poland-based graphic designer, who published the vintage typeface Rheiborn, the display typeface Onufry (based on lettering on vintage cycling posters), the poster typeface Molheim, the squarish Garthram, the vintage typeface Martslock, the free squarish typeface Rheiborn Sans, the vintage Apothecary collection (Asplin, Garriger, Hagerman, Kimmell and Seidlitz), and the slabbed display typeface Kinshel in 2017. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer from Virginia who graduated at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2011. He works at DDB in New York. Creator of Gabrian Sans (2012), Krieger Slab (2012), and Bartali Sans (2012, a cycling-inspired typeface).
Brian created the outlined art deco typeface Silver Spectacular (2014) for the New York Lottery. He explains: This outdoor campaign for the New York Lottery conveys the notion of spectacular wealth with custom art deco typography and illustration. Each execution features a different art deco style, inspired by the monuments of New York City art deco architecture; Rockefeller Center, the Empire State Building, and the Chrysler Building.
Graphic designer from Catania, Italy. He created the ultra-geometric typeface Eidos (2013).
In 2015, at Zetafonts, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Bruno La Versa codesigned Cocobiker (2015) to celebrate the hipster and bike cultures. Cocobiker (for Latin, Greek and Cyrillic) is part of the successful Coco Gothic typeface family. [Google] [More] ⦿
As a student at Federation University in Ballarat Central, Australia, Chenae Smith designed the display typeface Giro Giro (2015). While the glyphs appear like bike chains, the creator admits to being influenced by indigneous Australians cave paintings. [Google] [More] ⦿
Chris Watson is an award-winning, London-based illustrator with an incorrigible knack for steely, hand-drawn illustrations. Besides being commissioned from around the world by the likes of Levi Strauss and the Guardian, Watson frequently indulges in his penchant for cycling, providing illustrations for periodicals like Cycling Active, Cycling Weekly, and Performance Bikes.
Clean and Modern
Ignacio Meza (Clean and Modern, and before that, Mezza Graphics) is a graphic designer in Santiago, Chile. Creator of the display typeface GME (2012), a stunning geometric modern display face. He also did a wonderful set of bicycle and recycling pictograms in 2012.
In 2013, he designed Lindot by combining lines and dots.
Madrid-based designer (b. 1982) of the free art deco typeface Lame (2014) and the experimental typeface Two Moons (2015).
David M. Foster
Yogyakarta, Indonesia-based creator (b. 1987) of the counterless architectural lettering typeface Ruler Elementary (2011), of Cool Stuff (2011, dingbats), of Djoewana (2011, dingbats), and of the flip clock typeface Solari (2011).
In 2012, he made Munir (scanbat font with images of Munir Said Thalib, 1965-2004, one of Indonesia's most famous human rights and anti-corruption activists who was poisoned by an Indonesian government airline agent with arsenic on a flight to Amsterdam), Papan Kita (dingbats of Asian buildings), Sepeda (bicycle dingbats), Volkswagen (dingbats), Perangko Wayang, (shadow puppets) and Senyum (facial dingbats).
Typefaces from 2013: Paralis (multiline, prismatic).
Typefaces from 2014: Cermin Pahlawan (scanbats related to Hari Pahlawan), Toer (scanbats of Pramudya Ananta Toer, an Indonesian author and human rights activist who went to jail for his opinions).
Typefaces from 2015: Sekar Arum (textured caps).
Typefaces from 2016: Torajamatra (patterns), Ikatan (Indonesian symbols; inside the font, the designer is identifed as Rumah Joana).
Diego Berakha is a Buenos Aires-based graphic designer. Born in Zaragoza, Spain, he lives in Buenos Aires since 1966 and works on editorial pieces, movie posters, type design and illustration. He also works as an advertising film director and is co-founder and designer of the art & culture magazine Labor. His Diego Berakha Studio in Buenos Aires. His lettering style is flashy and colorful and nicely interwoven with the graphic elements.
Visual communications designer in Germany. At 26plus, we can find her Amsterdam (a series of five fonts with Grachten, Vel, Huis, Fiets and Bloemen as themes, all modularly constructed from a few basic forms).
In 2012, she published the Picassonian geometric experimental typeface MeM, done together with Jakob Runge, at 26plus.
Graphic designer in Alicante, Spain, b. 1988, Elda. Graduate of Escuela de Arte y Superior de Diseño de Alicante. His typefaces include Almacen Display (2016), Varry (2012, a multiline art deco typeface), Frank (2011-2012, a textured typeface), the hairline art deco typeface Alambre (2012), Typohobia (2012, alchemic typeface), Alicante (2013, a blackboard bold typeface inspired by Alicante City and designed by Erre Gálvez and Almodovar---but not the Almodovar, but Fernando, the one running Demokratica---for the ALC III exhibition).
Free font academic project organized by Prodessor Chico Neto at the Federal University of Ceara, Brazil for his course Fundamentals of Visual Communication. Several display typefaces by students can be downloaded for free. The typefaces from 2014: 3D Font (Mateus Lotif), Ultra Pixcel (Leonardo Barbosa), A Casa (Jorge Vidal), Lady Letter (Laura Angeli), A culpa e das estrelas (Brenna de Alencar), Pin Up (Lucineide Fonseca), Classuda (Thalis Gonçalves), Squarcle (Diego Moura), Clock Carf (Carlos Almi da Rocha), AP McChild (Antonio Placido), Colegial (Jessyca Alcantara: hand-printed), Geo Modern (Mariana Marques), Grenade Rock Star (Fernando Santos), Comics Scaroman (Alan Castro), Jolie (Joana Pereira), Clown (Samara Rocha), Juno (Iury Sales), Cicledown (Pedro Lucas Bezerra: a bicycle font), Naive Wall (Smaley Cavalcante), Wall Bricks (Thais Evangelista, or Thais Franco), Skate off the streets (Bruno Nascimento), Allan o Santo (Rafaela Caminha), Starwave (Alynne Albuquerque), Rupestrus Peace (Rosana Batista), Zebra Print (Gabriel de Oliveira), Fake Impact (Ravi Yuji Couto). [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 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.
Australian graphic and type designer who lives in Sidney. Born in 1986, Dave graduated with a Bachelor in Visual Communication from Swinburne University, and went on to work for 6 years as graphic designer in Sydney before a government scholarship enabled him to attend the Type and Media Masters held at kABk in 2011-12. His early type sketches were quite promising. He graduated from the TypeMedia program at KABK Den Haag in 2012.
In 2012, he won two awards at the Moriswawa Type Design Competition for Blanco, the Gold Prize in the Latin category, and the Second Prize in the People's Choice category for Latin. Blanco also won at TDC 2013.
In 2014, Dave Foster and Paul Barnes (Commercial Type) designed Marr Sans. They write: The influence of Scotland in typefounding belies the nation's small size. Marr Sans, a characterful grotesque design, was inspired by a typeface from the 1870s found in the work of James Marr & Co. in Edinburgh, successors to Alexander Wilson & Sons. From a few lines in three sizes, and only one weight, Paul Barnes and Dave Foster have expanded the family from Thin to Bold, plus an Ultra Black weight, a wider companion to the six lighter weights. While Graphik and Atlas represent the greater homogenity of twentieth century sans serifs, Marr, like Druk, revels in the individuality of the nineteenth century, and is like an eccentric British uncle to Morris Fuller Benton's Franklin and News Gothics.
In 2015, Dave Foster developed a hand-crafted typeface for National Australia Bank.
Florence, Italy-based illustrator. Designer of Ovo (2014), a font designed to be used for the cultural institutions of the town of Montevarchi, Italy. Its shapes are influenced by the architecture of the medieval town, and is based on arcs and a grid. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
J.F.Y. Daniel Gauthier (GautFonts) was born in Montreal in 1964, and lives in Hamilton, Ontario. His fonts from 2005 and before include BarrelOfMonkeys, ChainFontOpen, ChangChang, ChangChangWoodcut, DirtyDarren, FireStarter, GriffinDucks, Jenna Myles, LollipopLettering, Lymphnodes, PooCorny, PooSmooth, Quake3ArenaBats (scanbats), SapphireSativa (2005), ZappaBats, Judas Priest (2004), Caviar Rancid (2004), BackPage (2003), BatFont (2003), MagicCatalog (2003), Samdan (2003), The One Ring (2003), The 3 Stooges (2003), Yahoo Font (2003), BikerBones, CBGBFont, Cortesia, DryGulchBlack, DryGulchOpen, FlyLegs, Frank, MissingLink, PotLand, Punk, SheCreature, SweetLeaf, ThaiPedicure, TypoNegative, VectorBlack, VoodooDollLetters, VoodooDolls, VoodooDollsPinned, ZappaBats, Griffin (2002), GriffinBold (2002), HeadHunter (2002), Montezuma (2002), MontezumaAncient (2002), MrBubbleFont (2002), PhoenixOne (2002), PhoenixTwo (2002), Spliffs (2002), SteelTown (2002), TattooLettering Black (2002), TattooLettering Open (2002), VladDraculBats (2002), Beatnik Hayseed (2002), ChangChang (2002, oriental lookalike), Crumb (2002), GearBox (2002), Happening (2002), LogFont (2002), Piranha (2002), Sardines (2002), Tilt-A-Whirl (2002), ChineseWatchShop (2002), DickVanDyke (2002), Göt (2002), KamikazeBats (2002), Springfield Tablets, AlphabetFridgeMagnets, Beethoven, BeethovenRough, BeethovenRougher, Bicycle (outlined), BicycleFancy, BoobToob, Burris (Old West font), BurrisGhostTown, BurrisShootOut, CBGB (pearly letters), Chain Font Black, CheapSign, ChickenFarm, CornFed, CrappyDan, CrappyDanLowercase, DimWitGauche, DimWitRight, Eastwood, FantasticFont, Fear, FearlessVampireKillers, FeltCrappyDan, FrootStand, GassyGaut, GauFontExposition (trilined), Gauts, GautsMotelLowerLeft, GautsMotelLowerRight, GautsMotelUpperLeft, GautsMotelUpperRight, Gearbox (geary alphading face), Göt (blackletter), HoaryGaut, Houdini, IncantationOne, IncantationTwo, IrwinAllen, JackOLantern, Jagged, JoeJack, KathleenLowercase, KathleenUppercase, KentuckyFriedFont, KentuckyFriedChickenFont (2004, signage), LeadType, LeadTypeBoldInked, MadScience, Moscoso (morphed Western titling font, psychedelic), OogieBoogie, OrganDonorGuts, OrganDonorSkin, PinkCandyPopcornFont, PooCorny, PooSmooth, Potland (marihuana alphadings), Punk, RapaNuiLetters, RapaNuiMoaiBats, RapaNuiMoaiFont, RedStar (2004, pretty handwriting based on the pen of Linda Cappel), RedStarBold, RockFont (Flintsones font?), Sasquatch, Sea Creature, Shaman, ShermlockMadstyle, ShermlockSolid, Shock, ShockThick, SpookyMagic, StagTickets, StartlingFont, TattooParlour (2004, scanbats), ToOsamaLoveGeorge, TypewriterKeys, Vector, WebPress, WebPressBold, Weird, WereWolf, ZootAllures. He has some comic book fonts, some dingbats, and several fonts around the theme of magic.
Gijs's first typeface, as a student at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Maastricht, The Netherlands (class of 2014), was Alleycat (2013), a typeface influenced by and dedicated to bike messengers. Twisted and Strangled Type (2013) starts from Avenir and makes it into a twisted Escher-like typeface.
Balcells created these typefaces in 2012, most of which cover both Latin and Cyrillic: Engranajes (bike gears), Eslava Inline, Eslava Double Line, Eslava Stencil, Eslava Solid, Eslava Outline, Solida (10-style sci-fi blocky sci-fi typeface), Pixelar, Armadura (a monoline octagonal typeface with a stencil style), Oboe (an ultra-fat blocky typeface), Cuantica (sci-fi) and Led.
In 2013, he published Gubia (a condensed elliptical techno sans), Mensura (a gaspipe sans), Mensura Slab, Mensura Titling (all caps titling typeface family that includes outlined and stencil styles), Mensura Slab Titling, Herradura (an 8-style wide wood type slab serif), and LED.
Typefaces from 2014: Necia (modular), Necia Stencil, Tecnica Stencil, Tecnica Slab Stencil, Aguda (modular geometric sans), Aguda Stencil, Cintra (gaspipe sans, +Stencil, +Inline, +Outline), Cintra Slab, Tecnica, Tecnica Slab.
Typefaces from 2016: Citadina (techno sans family). Still in 2016, Jeroen Krielaars and Pablo Balcells codesigned the animated pixel typeface Pixelar.
Bordeaux, France-based designer of the rounded stencil typeface Libournavelo (2015, +icons). This font is used to promote bicycling in the city of Libourne. He also made a flowing hand-printed typeface for La Table de Josephine, a restaurant in the Hotel Kyriad in Bègles, France. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Chilean type designer, aka Coto Mendoza, located in Concepcion, Chile. She created the cooking dingbat face Dans Le (sic) Cuisine (2011, Latinotype). She also made Printa (2011, inspired by Mandala symbols).
Dans le cuisine won an award at Tipos Latinos 2012.
Abel (2012, Latinotype) is a dingbat typeface that reinterprets the artistic expression of the Mapuche people in Chile, rescuing the handmade stroke they embodied to textiles and pottery, this time in a fresh way to use contemporary patterns. It has contemporary "mapuche" patterns.
In December 2012, she published the Christmas dingbat font Dans Le Noël.
Typefaces from 2013: In a Jar (hand-lettering, Latinotype), Four Seasons (handwritten, with Luciano Vergara), Dans Le Toilette (sic), Love Story (with Luciano Vergara, Latinotype: a hairline upright Valentine's Day script), Love Story Dingbats.
Typefaces from 2016: Touch Me (by Coto Mendoza and Luciano Vergara: in Script and Sans versions; the script is based on Coto's unique experimental calligraphy; she calls this one "tribal chic"), Bikini Season (Script and Sans, by Coto Mendoza and Luciano Vergara), Indigena (Latinotype: indigenous Chilean "mapuche" style dingbats).
Hyderabad and/or Visakhapatnam-based creator (b. 1992) of the free outlined typeface Solid 3d (2013), Party Time (2013, white on black circled letters), Neoterique (2013, techno), Stiletto (2013), Easy 3d (2013), Hang Board 123 (2013), and the free bike chain typeface Stucked in Gears (2013). In 2014, Hareesh made Hanging Letters, and Dernier.
Typefaces from 2017: Azureon, Aadhunik (monoline organic sans).
Design group associated with Neo2 magazine in Spain, for which they created some (free) experimental typefaces. The designer seems to be Pedro Pan. These include the paperclip typeface Aria (2002), the bold rounded typeface Bassel (2002), Barco.D.A. (2006), Web (2002, pixel face), Teletype (2003, stitching font), Video (2002, blocky face), Puntogotic (2002, fuzzy blackletter), Gallega (octagonal), Zarautz (2006, fashionable simple sans, free here), Track (octagonal), Ciclo (2007, bike chain-themed glyphs), Rotring (arc-themed), Paperfont (2006, alphabet made out of paper), Canaletto (2006, rounded monoline font), New Euro (2002, vertically etched all-caps face), Pixar Five (2002, pixel face), Quiniela (2002, stitching font), Steroid (2008, Star Trek font), Spectrum (2002, rectangularly-pixeled face), Regaliz (2005, a multiline face), Icon (2002, a multiline face), Alpha and Airline (2002, octagonal monoline typefaces), Elo (2004, a good-looking art deco face), Tipod (2006, dot matrix face), Button (2002, dot matrix face), Lobula (2007, art deco), Bit (2002, pixel face), TCK-2000 (2000, futuristic), Rubik (2002, art deco), Error PostScript (2002), Strokes (2003, a multiline face), Maciza (2003), DNNR (2004), Sector-96 (2007, modular), Novich (2007, glyphs based on musical notes), Funk (2003, simple sans), De Stijl (2002), Hi-Fi (2002, pixelish), Salami. [Google] [More] ⦿
J.L. Romero (JL Romero Design, Madrid) created the ornamental caps typeface Bike Type (2012). He works as a graphic designer and illustrator.
Jadugar Design Studio (and: Twodollarshop)
Mobaric Minhas is the Auckland, New Zealand-based designer of the old typewriter typeface families AMTW (2016), Typerighter (2016) and Silk Remington Typewriter (2016) and the vintage typeface Steadfast (2016). In 2016, he created the modular sans typeface Production, the display typefaces Whakatani and Whangarei, the techno sans typeface family Glorifie, the grungy letterpress font Handy, the grungy typeface Brushed, the high-contrast display typeface Manukao and the squarish typeface Manurewah.
Typefaces from 2017: Mibrush (dry brush script), Malo Script, Egyp (hieroglyphs), Cycle Font (bike scanbats), Tamaki Pro (grungy letterpress emulation typeface), Stone Age, Kabadi (a geometric headline sans), King's Initials, Handwriter (grungy).
Janick Neundorf (Aprgate Design, Stuttgart, Germany) created the mechanical octagonal sans typeface Fixed Font (2013).
London-based creator of The Red Fox On The Lemon Tree typeface (2013), which was inspired by old Slavonic and by art nouveau. The London Eye (2013) is an architecture-inspired typeface that has elements of bicycle spokes. [Google] [More] ⦿
J.F.Y. Daniel Gauthier
London-based graphic designer who created the bike-themed ornamental font Velobet (2012).
Kaiser Zhar Khan
Communication designer based in Norwich, UK with an interest in science, sustainability and society. Creator of the Café Vélo typeface (2012), which was designed as part of a rebranding of the Cambridge-based French café, Café Vélo. [Google] [More] ⦿
In the late 1990s, Klaus Johansen from Odense made gorgeous (free) dingbat typefaces such as Fabeldyr, Ancient Heads, Art Nouveau Headers, Art Nouveau Women, Atleter, Border DingCats, Devils and Dragons, Dutchmen Dingbats, Dingbat Cats, Engleknapper, Fandom Dingbats, Gabriel's Angels, Great Detectives, NY Dingbats, Malacates, Masonic Symbols, Mayan Dingbats, Mexican Ornaments, Mythago Wood, New Dingcats (1997), Ornamenter 1 through 5, Panda, Relieffer, Spirits, Square Ornaments, Statuer, Zodiac Signs, Zodiac02 (1998), Traesnit, Traesnit2, Woodcut1, Woodcut2 and Aeroplanes. Listemageren fonts also include Hans Christian Andersen Papercuttings, and the following alphabet fonts: Carmencita (ornamental Victorian), Preciosa (Victorian), Tropicana (almost like caps), Domino-samlingen, 1998 A, 1998 B, 1998 experimenter..., Fantomet, Karen Helenes Haandskrift, Klaus Johansens Haandskrift, Lewis F. Day No. 191, Lisbjerg, William J. Pearce No. 213 [note: this is named after an alphabet by Walter John Pearce...], Takker. All postcardware! More complex designs: Children, WW1-A (bicycles), WW1-B, WW1-C, WW1-Planes.
Student at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design majoring in Communications Design. Mara lives in Colorado. Mara's font I Want To Ride My Bicycle (2011) takes inspiration from bicycle parts. [Google] [More] ⦿
Talented illustrator and graphic designer in Milan, Italy, who works for the Italian version of Wired Magazine. Behance link. Examples: a bike poster called Hand Made With Love (2011), and an illustration called Firenze (2011).
Creator of the fun free font GRN Burgy (2011), which was created for massive headlines, posters and fast food logos. It takes inspiration from the earliest American graffiti and from fast food culture. [Google] [More] ⦿
Swiss graphic designer. In 2010, his graduation work led to the bicycle-inspired typeface La Guidonne.
Bulgarian designer. During his studies at University of Huddersfield in the UK, he created a set of numerals that were inspired by bicycle chains (2017). Earlier, in 2014, he designed a 3d Bulgarian Cyrillic typeface. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer in Ladera Ranch, CA. He studied Art and Design at California Polytechnic University San Luis Obispo before taking work at Surfer Magazine. Creator of a nice Happy Newyear 2013 poster, as well as a great typographic cycling poster called Jedidiah (2012).
Michael Nÿkamp (MKN Design, Grand Rapids, MI) is a designer and illustrator born and raised in Ontario Canada. He won an award in 2014 at the Communication Arts 4th Typography Competition: 2014 for the Dutch Mafia font (a tattoo font) and icon set (2013). Michael writes: The Dutch Mafia font and icon set was born from my experiences growing up in a Dutch immigrant family in a predominately Dutch community in Ontario, Canada. The letterforms and symbols recall the unique traditions and images of my childhood, including delft pottery, Sinterklaas, oliebollen, wooden shoes, and mini windmills sitting out on front lawns as garden ornaments. He also made a set of bicycle icons (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer, who has an MFA in Graphic Design at Otis College of Art & Design (Los Angeles) in 2012. She currently teaches graphic design at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and is Creative Director at Blue Taco Design in Las Vegas. Monica created a few experimental typefaces in 2012, such as String Theory, Weird (a unicase typeface done with Sybille Hagmann; some initial work was done using FontStruct), Spoked (designed for a web site to promote bicycle awareness), and Triathlon (an organic typeface for triathletes, developed for her thesis project at Otis), and Weird (2011, experimental).
In 2013, she designed Kryptonian Script for Warner Bros' Man of Steel. In 2015, she created a typeface based on strings, Two Pencil Typeface, as well as the experimental typeface Motorix (released by the Psy/Ops typefoundry in San Francisco).
In 2016, Monica Maccaux and Greg Lindy joined forces for the creation of the cursive school script font ABC Mouse Cursive.
Naked Fowl is Brooklyn, NY-based Mark McCormick. He created a revival typeface called Latin Antique (2012), the quaint typeface Alfonso (2012), and produced several interesting pieces of lettering. Student at The Cooper Union. [Google] [More] ⦿
Nate Williams Illustration and Design (or: Letter Playground)
Nate Williams is a designer and illustrator in Washington. Creator of the free font Busted Lip. Check out his Letter Playground. He also oversaw the creation of Illustrated Alphabet (2011) by 26 illustrators from all over the world.
Third year graphic design student at Salford University, who lives in Manchester, UK. Behance link.
She used Fibonacci patterns in her creation of the Turing alphabet (2012), named in celebration of Alan Turing's 100th birthday. Dutch city bikes inspired her in the design of the spoke and wheel font Amsterdam (2012).
Graphic designer in Newcastle, UK, who created a (partial?) typeface called Giro in 2013 to celebrate the bike race.
Very talented Montreal-based illustrator and digital artist. Home page. He created several modular typefaces in 2011.
In 2012, he created Muse, Gotham Streets (a prismatic typeface), Slinky, Stencil, Tulipe (counterless), Bad Billy (multilined, art deco), The Great Carnival (beveled caps), Web Font (prismatic), Jump Jump Font (octagonal), Fashion (a horizontally striped typeface), OK (prismatic), The Aviator (horizontally striped poster face), La Bonne Aventure (prismatic and slightly art deco), the rope-themed typeface Noeud Marin, the shadowed boat name typeface Bleu Marine, the multiline caps typeface Origami, the moustache-inspired caps typeface Mous Type (ornamental moustache-shaped capitals), the multilined display typeface Empire, the hand-drawn Une Typo Faite A La Main, and the prismatic typeface Anabelypster. After a bout of salmonella, he created Intestino, still in 2012. In Motion (2012) is an awesome prismatic art deco typeface.
Creations in 2013: Shapes (geometric font), Gold Deco, Dentelle, Twist, Sleek (a thin slab serif), Say Say Say (multiline, prismatic, hypnotic), Metrick (a gridded typeface), Film Noir (an overlay type system), Tam Tam, Diner (a striped all caps typeface), Spot Light Font (prismatic), Flora, Bright Diamond, Incandescent, XVII (multilined display face), Konga (a multiline script), Shiny Diamond, Splash (paint font), Chicago (prismatic neon tube face), Taxi (a wonderful multiline typeface), Papale (religious symbology alphabet made to mock the papal system), Empreinte (pure op-art), Broken Arrow Font (multiline caps face), Liquid Paper Font, Sunset (prismatic), Boogie (Broadway-style art deco family), New Art Deco (prismatic art deco face), Poule de Luxe, Burnout (a prismatic typeface), Marble Maze Font, M Gagnon (ornamental caps influenced by the design work of Denis Gagnon).
Typefaces made in 2014: Moiré, Decora, Magnetic, Noise (TV noise emulation), Yes (multilined font), Broderie (braided letters), SAS (multilined), Full House, Heart Font (prismatic), 1976 (inspired by the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal), Gold (prismatic art deco typeface), Lace, Bike.
Typefaces from 2015: Detour, Allie X, Grad Font, Duct Tape, Mint Julep (bilined art deco beauty), Hourglass, Stuntman (prismatic), La Dame de Coeur (playing card font), Fog.
Typefaces from 2016: Road Free (a free prismatic font), Solitaire (card font), Joliette, Denis (named after Montreal's mayor, Denis Coderre), Montreal (a prismatic typeface based on the logo of the city of Montreal), Cherry Cola Font, Bro & Co (multilined art deco beauty), Macramee (multilined).
Typefaces from 2017: Le Cabinet (multilined neo deco).
Graduate of the Vorkurs program at the Basel School of Design and of Academy of Art and Design Basel, class of 2014. Basel, Switzerland-based designer of the modified and mollified didone typeface Pedal (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Based in Shanghai, Pop Chang is an original and creative designer, illustrator and photographer. His typographic work includes Paperclip (2011), the funny Bike Chain Font (2008), and a pair of pixel fonts called Pixel Faces Pattern (2008).
Artist and designer in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Creator of the emotional hand-drawn lettering alphabet Leite de Onça (2009).
Renzler Designer is Hans Renzler's design studio in Vienna. For a bike store, the created Lovelo (2012, an animated typeface) and the inline typeface Lovelo Inline (2013)---the name is a combination of Love Love and Velo Velo.
In 2014, Hans Renzler, Dmitrij Ritter and Igor Labudovic codesigned the sans serif and slab serif pair of typefaces Donau Neue and Donau Alte.
Rodrigo Araya Salas
Rodrigo Typo (was: RAS Design)
RAS Design is Rodrigo German or Rodrigo Araya Salas, a designer from Santiago, Chile, b. 1987.
Creator of many hand-drawn free fonts.
His typefaces from 2008 and 2009: Super (2009, for signage), Snow (2009), Mari (2009), El Cubano (2009, dingbats of typefaces), Mental Freak (2009, outline), Freak Animals (2009), Brigada Ramona Parra (2009, dingbats), Happie (2009, dingbats), Santiago Icono (2009), Icono Skate Dingbat (2009), 78 Skate (2009), The Sorden (2009), Estilo Urbano (2009, stencil), Tetris (2009), Techno (2009), Kona (2009, childish hand), Parody Logoskate (2009, dingbats), Fat Love (2009), La Rata Bizarra (2008), Tabla (2008), A Mano Alza (2009), Maribel (2009, handwriting), Stencil (2009), Rayando (2008, chalky writing), Klam, Loco TV, Monos Frekis (2008, funny dingbats), Tabla (2008), Happie (2009, more funny dingbats), Funny Icons (2009), Kiltro (2008, dog dingbats), Pokemona (dingbats), Maniatico (scratchy outlined hand), Bizarro 1 (outline hand), Chile (dingbats), Freaky (2008, dingbats), Esquiso (outlined handwriting), Crazy Ras (outlined and hand-printed), Skatelove (2008, dingbats), Los de Abajo (2008, dingbats), Logoskate (2008), David (2008, flowing ultra fat face), Destruccion (2008, grungy), Skateboarding (2008, ransom note face), Mike Valley (2008, skateboard dingbats), Rodney Mullen King (2009, skateboard dingbats), El Chavo del 8 (2008, scanbats), Grande Maradona (2008, scanbats), Saintfont (2009, hand-printed), New Tetris (2009), September 11 Icon (2009, a powerful set of dingbats), Icono BMX (2009, bike dingbats).
Typefaces from 2010: Commando X (2010, a pixel dingbat typeface for computer games), Raya Irregular, Mari+David, Depressive Icon, Esquiso, Ego (2010), El Cubano (dingbats with typefaces), Barras Bravas (almost graffiti face), Globe Face (award winner at Tipos Latinos 2010).
Fonts done in 2011: Logo Font, Buen Dia (ransom note face), Drugstore (blackletter), Condorita (dingbats), KingKöng (a nice fat letter comic book face), Rolo (fat letter face), Logo, Comando X (a pixelized dingbat typeface based on video games), Catbox (2011, fat and rounded), Joia (a thin octagonal face), Plop (a "hip hop font").
Typefaces from 2012: Designio (rounded sans family), Nollie, Rocka (triangulated), Mosku (paint or blood drip face), Gigio Italia Bizarre (dingbats), Conny Rocket, Retro Hand Type (stitched), Wood (wood type simulation), Tritona, Nollie, Zdravo Maria (children's hand), Bordados (stitched typeface).
Typefaces from 2013: Mexe, Polly, Pintanina (+Pro) (comic book caps face; the Pro version appeared in 2015), Giger Free (inspired by the paintings of H.R. Giger), Rango (fat hand-printed face), Smile (fat signage face), Pequena (a fat finger typeface for children's books; in Latin, Greek and Cyrillic), Children One, Lollapalooza, BRP (dingbats), Koni Black, Cusco, Rorschach, Children One (poster font), Varial Hellflip, Marty (hand-drawn poster font for Latin and Cyrillic), Barricada [not to be confused with the Barricada font by Sudtipos].
Typefaces from 2014: Marty Spring, Munky Negra (a creamy signage typeface by Rodrigo Araya Salas and Raphael Rodriguez), Tobogan (ultra-black poster face), Lilirun, Peral, Zurita (brush face), Ruba, Street Animals (dingbats), NegritaPro (funky), Ruda (brush face), Muro (thick brush type), Cucho (signage typeface), BRC (hand-printed), Konga (a chocolaty creamy signage script originally from 2012), Pony, Guakala, Alboroto, Loyola (cartoon script started in 2013), Froh (an informal fat stencil), Paihuen Pro (Mapuche-inspired letters), Helenita (perhaps useful for children's books; see also Helenita Dos in 2017), Macabro (a great hand-lettered and weathered typeface family), Box10, Ria, Bototo.
Typefaces from 2015: Mari+David, Good Friend (a primitive script), Galpon (a great vernacular signage and/or comic book typeface for Latin, Greek and Cyrillic), Smile Pro (a fat multi-style hand-crafted poster family of exceptional beauty; together with Andrey Kudryavtsev), Ardilla Small (a rounded organic sans by Rodrigo Araya and Andrey Kudryavtsev), Konga Pro (based on his own creamy script, Konga, from 2012), Mari & David (poster typeface), Forest Puyehue, Skatista (hand-crafted script and skateboard dingbats), Ruba Style, Janmeid, Forma (experimental, robotic), Australia Skate (vernacular type), Tobi Black (for comic books and children's books), Tobi Dirt, Basural (experimental).
Typefaces from 2016: Bowl, Aliengo (a fun Martian font family done with Andrey Kudryavtsev), Marty Two (a lovely hand-crafted typeface, ideal for children's books), Minnie Play (a children's book typeface by Rodrigo Araya and Andrey Kudryavtsev), Camo (a layered typeface family by Rodrigo Araya and Andrey Kudryavtsev), Camo Dirt, Clarence World (with Andrey Kudryavtsev: a rounded cartoon font inspired by the logo of the Cartoon Network series Clarence; followed in 2017 by Clarence Two), Pequena Pro (+Cyrillic) (with Andrey Kudryavtsev), La Mona Kids, Konga Rock, Movskate (a skateboarding culture font by Rodrigo Araya, Juan Sepulveda and Patricio Gonzalez), La Mona Pro (72 styles: A feast of textures!).
Typefaces from 2017: Caleuche (with Andrey Kudryavtsev), Pequena Neo, Bike Park, Bike Park Two, Kawaii RT, Clarence Two, Portena, Mi Cocina (restaurant icons and dingbats), Big Foot Forest, Clarence Cyrillic (by Rodrigo Araya and Andrey Kudryavtsev), Galpon Spring, Spike Bot (by Rodrigo Araya and Andrey Kudryavtsev), Forest Two.
Visual Communication student at Loughborough University, UK, who lives in Oxford. In 2011, she made Cycling in London, a typeface inspired by bicycle parts. She also created London Olympic (2011, silhouettes of athletes in the forms of letters). [Google] [More] ⦿
Tatevik Aghababyan is an Armenian designer who lives and works in Frankfurt, where she is the main person at the studio Tatssachen. She designed these typefaces: Fedra Sans Armenian (with Peter Bilak; Third Prize at Granshan 2010 for Armenian text types), Elien (an experiental modular family), Glueziffer (2010; a Treefrog-style scratchy hand family), Arpi (2007; sans Armenian unicode face). Elien (2009, 26plus) is a monospace typeface inspired by bike chains and dot matrix ideas. [Google] [More] ⦿
The Living End
Free fonts made by Brooklyn, NY-based (and before that, Huntington Beach, CA-based) Lauren Ashpole (b. 1982, Corpus Christi, TX): Kremlinology (2012, constructivist), Bikes (2011, bike dingbats), Forgotten Playbill (2011), Sewing Patterns (2010, silhouette dingbats), Sewing Patterns 2 (2012), OrigamiBats (2010), Thirty-Nine Smooth (1997), A T&Love (1998, curly hand), Publicité d'Epoque (dot matrix face), Candy Randy (1998, party font), Horseshoes&Lemonade (1998, 2009: white on black letters), Horseshoes, Paper Hearts (2001), Scooby Doo (1998), Hecubus (1997, hand-printed), Starry Night (1998, 2009), Boo Boo Kitty (1997-1999), Scooby Doo (hand-printed), and Southbats (1998, dingbats of heads). Her font 39smooth (1997) can be found here.
In 2011, she went commercial at MyFonts as Lauren Ashpole Foundry, located in Brooklyn, NY. Her fonts there include Starry Night (1998), Sewing Patterns (2010, silhouettes of women), Sewing Patterns 2 (2012), Origami Bats (2010), Horseshoes And Lemonade (1998), Forgotten Playbill (2011), Bikes (2011, dingbats), Paper Hearts (2012, a Valentine's Day font), and Candy Randy (1998).
Typefaces from 2014: Hellmuth (2014, based on the Tuscan writing on the Hellmuth Building) .
Typefaces from 2015: Herbaceous Border (2015, floral caps).
Typefaces from 2017: Sewing Patterns 3.
The Northern Block (TNB)
The Northern Block (TNB) is Jonathan Hill's foundry based in Leeds and/or Sheffield and/or Newcastle, UK, est. 2006. The designer and funder is Jonathan Hill (b. Sheffield, 1971) who lives in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK. Maria Pigoulevskaya joined The Northern Block as type designer in 2012. Home page. Free fonts by Jonathan Hill can be found at Dafont and Fontspace.
Typefaces from 2006 until 2008: Sylar (2008, a techno family in 16 styles), Geta Robo (2008, a mechanical typeface influenced by Japanese animation), Arctic Patrol (angular family), Dokter Bryce (2008, octagonal and severe), Orange Royale (2008, 8 styles of fat techno and stencil fonts), CorTen (2008, octagonal ultra-fat stencil), QueueBrick (2008, LED simulation), Center Forward (2008, futuristic), Platform One (2008, a futuristic family), Line Wire (2008, octagonal, influenced by the work of Dutch designer #Wim Crouwel), StealWerks (2006, LED-inspired stencil face; published at T-26) and Blockout (2007, 5 weights of a futuristic blocky type family). In 2008, these were followed by more computer-related typefaces such as VideoTech (futuristic), JoyRider and AstroNaut (octagonal+futuristic, now at T-26). WerkHaus (2008) is a 5-style family inspired by the minimal sans typefaces of Herbert Bayer and the Bauhaus movement.
Typefaces from 2009: Scriber (2009, octagonal techno family), Get A Robo (2009, a 10-weight mechanical family influenced by Japanese animation (Anime)), Ten Gu (2009, paperclip font remastered from the 1970's Letragraphica font Tangui), Orange Royal (2009, rounded stencil), VideoTech (2009, inspired by computer games for the Commodore 64), SkyWing (2009, rounded typeface inspired by Japanese computer console games, such as Captain Tsubasa created by Yoichi Takahashi), VanBerger (2009, an octagonal family influenced by the De Stijl movement), Logan Five (2009, techno family inspired by the 1976 sci-fi film Logan's Run), Zaius (2009, a bold sans family that includes a stencil style, all based on Ed Benguiat's work for the 1968 movie poster for Planet of the Apes), Oric Neo (2009, a free octagonal techno family; +Stencil), VanBerger Stencil (2009, a free geometric sans influenced by Theo Van Doesburg and the De Stijl movement), Aldo (2009, +Open: a bold stylized type typeface re-worked from the original 1970s movie poster The Battle For The Planet Of The Apes), Sylar Stencil.
Typefaces from 2010: Intropol (2010; image), Arcle (a monoline organic sans), Hoxton (humanist sans family), Lintel (monoline sans family with a large x-height), Knul (monoline sans), Dohrma (a machismo geometric face; +Inline), Planer (a technical writing family), Otomo (a Japanese techno family that includes a stencil), Yodo (a geometric experimental family in 3 weights), Nu Order (a sans family that includes a very thin weight), PyeMan (2009, a piano key font named after the PacMan game), ProtoFet, DraftWerk (a minimal rounded typeface inspired by architecture and furniture detail drawings), DyeLine (a geometric face with a great hairline weight), Cobol (2010, great octagonal monowidth face), Draftwerk (architectural lettering), Olympik (a gorgeous multiline family based on Letraset's Optex, 1970), Kaine (a slab family inspired by 1960s spaghetti westerns: +Stencil, +Outline, +Italic +Block; Hill says that The grid template is based on Welt Extra Bold from Letraset with detailed changes, additional characters and new style variations.), Brion (a modernization and extension of A. Mailay's rounded sans font Arpad (1971, VGC); Kaine Block, the counterless version, is free at Dafont). Mekon (2010) is a fat sans display typeface with a free horizontally striped style. MarkusLow (2010) is a revival and extension of Basilea (1965, Markus Low, VGC). Teletex (2010; +Ultra Light, +Light, +Medium) is a typewriter style slab serif whose design was influenced by Rockwell.
Typefaces from 2011: Dekal (nice fat multiline family, +Inline), Norpeth (2011, a humanist neutral sans family), Bosko (+Stencil, +Block), Bosko Block (2011, free), Woolworth (sans family), NeoGram (sans family), Juhl (an organic/ geometric sans family with the bowls of b, c, d. p and q modeled after chairs). Millar (2011) is a simple monoline sans family. Tondu (2011) is a strong sans poster face. Gelder Sans (2011) is a clean modern sans serif typeface. Brokman (2011) is a contemporary 10-style sans family. Vitro (2011) is a monoline geometric sans family. Beval (2011) is a humanist sans family. Nurom (2011), Monsal (2011), Tadao (2011) and Kuro (2011) are additional sans families. Heltar (2011) is a revamping, TNB style, of Helvetica. Regan Slab is a readable slab family. It was followed in 2012 by Regan (the sans version) and Regan Alt.
Type designs done in 2012: Hackman (elliptical sans), Borda (octagonal), Savile (humanist sans), Metrik (a nice geometric---borderline organic---sans family), Metral (rounded octagonal typeface), Uniman, Kobern (a strong sans), Reznik (techno sans).
Type designs from 2013 by Jonathan Hill: Nauman (a humanist sans family with attention paid to the triple (1, i, j)), Gunar, Nuber, Eund (a modulated sans), Corbert (Bauhaus-inspired sans), Corbert Condensed.
Typefaces from 2016: Syke Mono (a stylish monospaced typeface family), Oyko (an octagonal industrial typeface family), Kylo Sans, Syke (a sans typeface family), Hoxton North (a condensed humanist, very British, sans), Celdum (geometric sans).
Typefaces from 2017: Typold.
During his studsies at the Danish School of Media and Journalism in 2013, Thomas Amby Johansen created a few ornamental drop caps. He also has a few spectacular posters under his belt, such as Time Trial, Bucheron (a tribute to A.M. Casssandre) and Cirque du Romani, all done in 2013.
During his graphic design studies at Les Gobelins in Paris, Tom Smile created the mechanical bicycle-inspired font Velodroom Meka (2015). This typeface was made for a short film about bicycles in French and Dutch movies. [Google] [More] ⦿
Born in Finland, Tomi Lahdesmaki graduated from Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Now based in London, where he runs a studio called Harvest, Tomi created several typefaces in 2014, including the all caps decorative series Mastodon, the fat typeface / light sister combination called Aune, and the heavy titling sans typeface Scandal. He also created several interesting sets of icons.
In 2015, he created a number of typefaces that were inspired by metal band genres: Death Metal, Viking Metal, Industrial Metal, Doom Metal, Heavy Metal, Trash Metal, Power Metal, Black Metal, Gothic Metal. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Boulder, CO-based creator of a typographic poster for the cyclo-cross world championships in Louisville, KY, in 2013.
True Type Fonts
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).
Twintype is the company of graphic designer Owen Johnston, who was born in 1979 in New Zealand, and works in the UK. He created several pixel or techno typefaces (no sales, no downloads): Minus (pixel family), Midgit, Frown Box (2010, multilined), Typhoon, Twice (bilined). Double Up is a bilined stencil-like typeface reminiscent of neon lights. Species is a two-line square techno face. [Google] [More] ⦿
USOTA (United States of the Art)
Carsten Raffel (b. 1973) is a graphic designer and illustrator who studied communication-design in Hildesheim, Germany. Since 1999 he has been working for the Hamburg-based design studio MUTABOR as a graphic designer and illustrator, and published parts of his work in Mutabor magazines 9 and 10 and in lingua grafica.
Amsterdam-based creator of the display typeface Bike (2013) and of the slab serif typeface Banana circus, which were created during her studies at KABK in Den Haag.
Typefaces by them include some icon font sets, Stilts (2013, a thin headline typeface), Narwhal (2013, a clean all-caps sans typeface), Miniglyph, Parks and Rec (icons), and Snack Time (icons). Together, they designed the slabby wood type (and letterpress emulation) typeface Ohio, Medical Icons, Survival Icons, Bike Icons and Transit Icons in 2013. In 2015, they published the squarish sans typeface Carolina.
Über-talented and original illustrator based in Brighton, UK. Creator of Faced (2007-2008, T-26), a circle-enclosed facial expression dingbat typeface. He also made a commissioned display typeface for Audi Magazine in 2011.
Formation (2012) is an ornamental techno all caps typeface.
FontStruct artist who in 2008 created Jaguarundi and Jaguarandi Scanline, two African look fonts. He also made the slab serif typeface Instruct Serif and its sans brother Instruct Sans, Block Bottom, and the stylish typefaces Asgard Annarr, Asgard Oldstyle, Asgard Titling Small Caps, Asgard Elongated, Asgard Small Caps, Billy Baud, Asgard, Asgard Ultra, Asgard Titling and Asgard Heavy. He also started the bulldog-jawed slab family Slabgard (+SmallCaps). His latest experiments are with the 3-d metal look, as in Cool Iron, Hot Lead and Hot Iron. His tiled typefaces Tic Tac Toast and Digital Dust are also great. He also made Structurosa Shadow, Squarely, StarStruct and the creative pixel series Med Led 1.1, Med Asylum, Med All, Med Lsd, Med Ish, Private Pixels Italic. Check also his tall piano key fonts Coltrane Compressed, Coltrane Display and Coltrane Gothic. He added a scary ghost series Medula, Medula Black and Med Yeti and variations on Structurosa called Structurosa Neo and Neo II. Leaf Ultra, Leaf Poister, and Leaf Poster Dashed use leaves to form letters. Designer in 2009 of Zingaling (kitchen tile), Slubscript, More Latin Trajedy (+Titling Capitals). Allegorica (2009) is what a medieval stencil might have looked like. Jettletter (2009) is a blackletter face. As Will I, he made these typefaces in 2009: More Latin Trajedy (pixel typefaces), Djangogh (2009, a piano key face; see also Djangogh Unpenned, 2013, and Djangogh 2x, 2011) and Starfokker.
Fonts made as Will I in 2010 include iSlab, Asgard Annarr, Slubscript, Jettletter, Zingaling LC, MiniMallow, LitBit, WPA Go Thin (nice mechanical typeface cloned from Stephen Coles' WPA Gothic), Spark Bit, Fat Bit, Frosty Bit, Esau, iChip (pixel face), Allegorica 2.0b, Spark Bit, Stampede (Western face).
Creations from 2011: Sketch Bit (grunge), fs Kronos (angular), Geodoni Extra Black Condensed (in the piano key genre), Archly Gothic, Zingaling LC (art deco kitchen tile typeface cloned from Intaglio's Zingaling), W Stripes The Font (texture face), Polygonal ii (octagonal and counterless), Ohm Run Slab, fs Cogni (bike chain font), fs Cognate (similar), fs Pythagoras, fs Rondeau.