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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]  ⦿

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]  ⦿

Deni Dessastra

Singkawang, Indonesian Borneo-based designer. 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). Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fourtiby
[Irfan Ulya]

Rantau Prapat, West Kalimantan / Borneo, Indonesia-based designer of the free brush script typeface Camellion (2017) and the hand-crafted Anapanasati (2017). In 2018, Irfan designed Josephine Feminism Script. Behance link. [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]  ⦿

Irfan Ulya
[Fourtiby]

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

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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.

Behance link. Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

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]  ⦿

Phallic Questionar

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

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

Or Umi Kholifah, or Yudha Chibi, or Dwi Yudha. 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: Taleful (brush script). Early Creative Market link. Creative Market link. [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]  ⦿

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]  ⦿

SPC Online

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