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Type design in Borneo

[Type design on Borneo / Kalimantan. For other parts of Indonesia, go here. See also Sumatra / Banda Aceh, Bali, Sulawesi.]


Adela Putri

Jakarta, Indonesia-based designer. Creaor of the ethnic typeface Kutai (2014), named after a region in Borneo. Adela writes: Kutai is a traditional name from a region in East Kalimantan, Indonesia, with the Dayak tribe. Among all of the visual styles that this tribe and region has---including ethnic and tribal ornaments and shields---this typeface incorporates and simplifies those elements into one unity. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aditya Wiraatmaja

Aditya Wiraatmaja is a Jakarta-based type and graphic designer. He was born and raised in Pontianak before moving to Jakarta to complete his visual communication study at Universitas Multimedia Nusantara. Before joining Tokotype as a type designer, he worked on various typography-led projects as a graphic designer at Each Other Company. Aditya has recently published his first retail typeface Maleo for Tokotype. Aside from his daily practice, he is interested in local Indonesian scripts and exploring the endangered writing systems.

His typefaces:

  • Maleo (2020). Maleo is a contemporary display sans with grotesque roots, taking cues from typefaces such as Benton's Franklin Gothic and Alternate Gothic and contemporary typefaces such as Obviously and Mars Condensed. Aditya added tiny flares and cut the terminals at an angle.
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Ahmad Khaidir

Banjarmasin (or: Landasan Ulin, or: Surabaya), Indonesia-based designer (b. 2000) of script typefaces. His creations include Lantima Lexa (Script+Serif: 2019), Atlantic Time (2019: a rhythmic script), High Amelliya (2019), Calingham (2019: a retro script font), Emmaverp (2019), Sebastian Signature (2019), Aintonio (2019), Aintilkat (2019), Cattclay (2019), Haklam (2019), Ayustina (2018), Santiago Pro (2018), Austin Pen (2018), Valetta Man (2018), Drop Stay (2018: signature font), Herupzor (2018: free), Nebbulla (sic) (2018: font duo), Doupple Signature (2018) and Snowman The Woppie (2018: font duo).

Typefaces from 2020: Oustend (a signature font), Salmah Script. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Azwar Rakhman

Borneo-based Indonesian, b. 1982. Creator of the jungle typeface Tulisan Tanganku (2009) and of the futuristic Kaum Keras Kepala (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Benjee Lianism

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia-based designer of Borneo (2016), which was inspired by the geometric lines of the traditional patterns of the Kadazan people in Borneo's Sabah region. [Google] [More]  ⦿

DeDi Art Studio

Singkawang, Indonesian Borneo-based designer of the script typeface Beautylope (2020), Signfly (2020) and Brush Lya (2020), and the decorative typefaces Bot Box (2020) and Abstract (2020). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Deni Dessastra
[The Sastra]

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Eight Template Studio

Malinau, East Kalimantan, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1996) of the modular futuristic typeface Breaked (2020) and Basteru (2020). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Faceless Creative
[Rizki Ali Khoir]

Ketapang, West Borneo, Indonesia-based designer (b. 2000) of John Asttern (2020: a Treefrog script), Butterflyna (2020), Santty Velvetia (2020), Rose Hellisa (2020), Moody Yhuuty (2020), Bottom Royale (2020: a tattoo script font), and The Horsetto (2020). [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Irfan Ulya]

Rantau Prapat, West Kalimantan / Borneo, Indonesia-based designer of the free brush script typeface Camellion (2017) and the handcrafted Anapanasati (2017). In 2018, Irfan designed Josephine Feminism Script.

In 2018, he co-designed US Bill Sans (published by Unidaas) with Firman Suci Ananda and Fajar Wahyu Pribadi. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Haji Rahman

Kuala Pembuang, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia-based designer of the script typeface Kimberfly (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Howl 13

Student in Bandung, Indonesia, in 2013. Creator of the Latin tattoo typeface Quallamontan (2013). Howl 13 writes: Quallamontan is a typeface inspired by tattoo Kayan Aso, Dayak Kalimantan, which combined with Cochin as base type. Combination between Kayan Aso and Cochin make this typeface looks elegant yet tribal. The name Quallamontan taken from the other name of Kalimantan. Kayan Aso is a tattoo from Kayan Dayak Tribe that respresent a dragon dog. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Indro Tanwijoyo

Samarinda, Kalimantan Timur-based designer (b. 1983) of the monolinear script font Sweetheart (2020). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Irfan Ulya

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Kah Khiong Design
[Lee Kah Khiong]

Kah Khiong Design was founded by Lee Kah Khiong, an illustrator and graphic designer based in Sarawak, Borneo (part of Malaysia). Creator of Paku (a curly Victorian typeface that was inspired by fiddleheads and the Fibonacci spiral). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Kevin Yudha
[Prototype Studio (or: Equinox Studio, or: Kensington)]

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Lee Kah Khiong
[Kah Khiong Design]

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Letterature Std
[Riffi Ridani]

Barabai Barat, South Kalimantan, Indonesia-based designer of the slab serif typeface Libercity (2019), the sans typeface Braxline (2019), the brush fonts Deschamber (2019) and Kestila (2019), and the script typefaces Sympathic (20190, Husslee Break (2019), Velonyka (2019) and Alegant Script (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Manzur Ghozaali

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

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

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Muhammad Akbar
[Stasy Font]

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N. Amalin

Bandung, Indonesia-based designer of the textured typeface Hudoq (2015) for a school project. Hudoq is based on the Dayak traditional culture in Kalimantan, Borneo. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nariswari Creative (or: Nariswari Creativitype)
[Taufik Dwi Purnomo]

Based in Ketapang Regency, West Borneo, Indonesia, Nariswari Creativitype started in 2018. Its designer, Taufik Dwi Purnomo, was born in 1990 (and was at some point located in semarang). He created several handcrafted and script typefaces in 2019: New Mexico, Umbridge Pros, Umbridge Con (brush style), Papua, Sketchy Twisty, Aksoro, Umbridge, Kalyana, Nicho.

Typefaces from 2020: Tekerayak, Tomohon, Ende, Warwick, Bajawa (sans), Portaledge (a hybrid display sans), Wombats (dry brush), Rodriguez, Maranello, Qyburns (dry brush), Frankenjura, Porto Bianco, Mak Nyah, Kerepek, Ranu Pane, De La Rocha (dry brush).

Typefaces from 2021: Octagon (a tall display typeface). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Phallic Questionar

Balikpapan, Indonesian Borneo-based designer (b. 1990) of Hexametric (2017), a typeface inspired by Kyoobur9000. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Prototype Studio (or: Equinox Studio, or: Kensington)
[Kevin Yudha]

Or Umi Kholifah, or Yudha Chibi, or Dwi Yudha, or Kensington, or Equinox Studio, or Prototype Studio, or Chouji Kripik, or Kevin Yudha, or Matt Diamond. Cirebon (or New York)-based Indonesian designer of Romantika (2017: signature font), Black Jack (2017: font duo), Kensington (2017: hairline connected script), Tanzania (2017: brush script), Dahlia (2017: brush script), Kalimantan (2017: calligraphic script), Crayonila (2017: an upright calligraphic brush script) and Altequera (2017: squarish typeface).

Typefaces from 2018: Royal Script, Magic & Chic, Katulamp (font duo), Chateau de Gudanes, Taleful (brush script). Early Creative Market link. Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Puake Design
[Shena Sejati]

Ketapang, West Borneo, Indonesia-based designer of the script typefaces Allendale (2022) and West Kalimantan (2021). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rahmiati Aulia

Jakarta, Indonesia-based visula communication designer. His typeface Bornelo (2013) is an ethnic font that showcases Kalimantan (Bornean) patterns. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Randi Irvan

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Riffi Ridani
[Letterature Std]

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Rizki Ali Khoir
[Faceless Creative]

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Roh Halus Mu

Aka Roy Oktavionata. Borneo, Indonesia-based designer of Enggang (2017), an all caps display typeface based on Rockwell that features Borneo's hornbill. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Randi Irvan]

Palangkaraya, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia-based designer of the handcrafted typeface Callatte (2018) and the monoline marker font Beloved Journey (2018). In 2019, he published the upright script Shintelline, and the script typefaces Juliyabis and Rufawans.

Typefaces from 2020: Khageats, Raellisca, Holiday Funday (a fat finger font), Hey Yours, Farmer House, Salthing, Bellyluerd, Akurasha.

Typefaces from 2021: Batfide Signature, Bongaty, Bright Style, Withered Leaves, Valline Wish, Rocqora, Greatest Moments, Secret Place, Ocean Summer, Sweet Someday, Stay Happy Sunshine, Always Grateful, Make Wonderful Moments (Sans, Script), Beach Umbrella, Brownie Moments, Dream Road, First Beloved, Good and Cozy, Havergie Script, Jafeline Hand, Lovaline Story, Mandalas, Parallel Night, Raflist, Readwish, Shine Bloom, Summer Yesterday, Sunshine Memories, Wednesday Summer, Wind Palm, Winter Yesterday, Your Dream.

Typefaces from 2022: Withered Leaves (script). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Shena Sejati
[Puake Design]

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SPC Online

Free original dingbat font: SPC Bats (Mayan and Borneo dingbats). Created by "shawn". Mac version. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Stasy Font
[Muhammad Akbar]

Aka Akbarmeasalaro. Banda Aceh, Indonesia-based calligrapher and designer, b. 1981, of mostly calligraphic or connected script typefaces. He ran Tone Studio, Triotone and Sinfa, and most recently, he set up Stasy Font in 2020. On Dafont, his location is East Kalimantan, not Sumatra, though. In 2020, he released Aurum (a bold script). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Taufik Dwi Purnomo
[Nariswari Creative (or: Nariswari Creativitype)]

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The Sastra
[Deni Dessastra]

Singkawang, Indonesian Borneo-based designer, b. 1983. Creator of the decorative Victorian typefaces Noir (2015) and Dwiss (2015), which are intended for tattoos. He also made Crypton (2015), Steampunk Ornaments (2015), and Rosewell (2015, Western decorative caps typeface).

Typefaces from 2016: Lawless (biker style blackletter), Union.

Typefaces from 2017: Volcano (script).

Typefaces from 2018: Wolfgang (a vintage tattoo font).

Typefaces from 2019: Vanderink (tattoo type), Monteradoo, Temadjo (a biker gang font), Khatulistiwa (spurred tattoo type), Jhoony Richmond (art deco; caps only), Black Borneo (vintage, spurred), Blackphanters (vintage), Noise Storm. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Titik Creative

Aka Hamsah. Pontianak, Indonesia-based designer (b. 2001) of these handcrafted typefaces in 2020: Kidsbro, Helko (a comic book font), Alqis, Aqualo, Melankolis, Pricilial, Cookies Roma, Cute Woman, Pricilial, Secret Message. [Google] [More]  ⦿

totwo (or: Atelier Otadoya)

Yana Kutyina and Andrey Belonogov together form totwo (or Atelier Otadoya), a studio in Moscow. Their typefaces include the award-winning calligraphic Latin / Cyrillic font Kalimantan (2012-2013) by Yana Kutyina. In 2014, they designed the counterless display typeface Nerpa. In 2016, they cooperated with Valery Golyzhenkov on the great vintage typeface system Triplet in Erste, Zweite and Dritte styles. Triplet won an award at Granshan 2017. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Willy Riftian

Borneo-born Willy Riftian created the thin sans typeface Typola (with Dewi Sata) in 2013 during his graphic design studies in Selangor, Malaysia. Typola is related to Avenir Next. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yulius Paryadi

Palangka Raya, Indonesian Borneo-based designer (b. 1991) of Bollolo (2020), Heath Notted (2020: an elegant pointy tapered hand-printed typeface), Silhouette Phantom (2020: a thin signature font), Mulla (2020) and Sellomitha (2020: a pen script). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Zulhilmi Hanif

Graphic designer in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, who created the hyper-curly typeface Mahatala (2019), which was inspired by Borneo's Dayak tribe. [Google] [More]  ⦿