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Alessandro Pivetta Type
Karlsruhe-based software developer. Creator of the large (and free) Unicode font Quivira (2005). It covers mathematics, chess, astrological symbols, arrows, fists, Latin, Greek, Cyrillic, Hebrew, Armenian, Georgian, Tifinagh, Coptic, emoticons, Vai, and Braille, to name just a few ranges. Alexander graduated in computer science at the Hochschule Mannheim University of Applied Sciences (degree: Diplom-Informatiker (UAS)). [Google] [More] ⦿
Cape Town, South Africa-based graphic designer who was also born in Cape Town and grew up in Namibia, Creator of the multiline typeface Reading Together (2014), which pays attention to blind people. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
One of the most dynamic foundries from 2000 until 2003. The "Lab" was run by Apostrophe (Fredrick Nader) and was based in Toronto. The name Apostrophe comes from a Frank Zappa song. It has produced well over 1000 original free fonts, in all formats (type 1, truetype, and opentype, PC and Mac), and nearly all fonts have full character sets. Many have character sets for extended European languages and Cyrillic as well. It was for a few years the only active producer of multiple master fonts. Download site at Typoasis. Original URL, now being reworked. Highlights:
Applied Design Works was founded in 2015, with offices in New York and Los Angeles. In their own words, Applied specializes in design, planning, strategy, and implementation for a broad range of mission-driven organizations. Their team includes Craig Dobie, Founding Creative Director, Brad Scott, Founding Managing Director, and Elliott Scott, Creative Director.
Atkinson Hyperlegible (2019-2020) is a free neo-grotesque typeface created by Applied Design Works for Braille Institute of America, Inc, which is based in Los Angeles. Named after Braille Institute founder, J. Robert Atkinson, it has been developed specifically to increase legibility for readers with low vision, and to improve character recognition. The project was the winner of the Graphic Design category in Fast Company's 2019 Innovation by Design Awards. In this video, Craig Dobie, Brad Scott, and Elliott Scott provide a behind-the-scenes look at the development of Atkinson Hyperlegible. Google Fonts link.
The physical 4-style font family was designed by Elliott Scott, Megan Eiswerth, Linus Boman and Theodore Petrosky.
Atkinson Hyperlegible differentiates common misinterpreted letters and numbers using various design techniques:
Berlin-based designer who studied at Hochschule Hannover. In 2016, he created DIN Blind (2016) which is a monospaced DIN adapted to Braille. It follows the E-DIN 32976 norm for tactile writing. [Google] [More] ⦿
Art & Progress
Christian Dominick (Art & Progress) (b. 1990, Kansas City) created the free typeface Braille (2012).
Astigmatic One Eye
Astigmatic One Eye (AOE) has lots of nice original fonts by Brian J. Bonislawsky (b. 1973, Pittsburgh, PA). Many are free, others are not. AOE joined Font Brothers Inc in 2006. Brian Bonislawsky currently lives in Las Vegas, NV.
A partial list of the AOE fonts made in 2011: Engagement (2011, a free brush script at Google Web Fonts), Fascinate (2011, an art deco typeface at Google Web Fonts; +Inline), Original Surfer (2011, a free Google Web Font inspired by a vintage advertisement for the "California Cliffs Caravan Park"), Smokum (2011, a Western / Italian face), Yellowtail (2011, signage face), Redressed (2011), Special Elite (2010, a free old typewriter face), Aclonica (2011).
Typefaces from 2008 or before: Horseplay AOE (2008, Western style), Cake and Sodomy AOE (2008), Good Eatin AOE (2008), Paradiso AOE (2008, inspired by logotype of the Paris Resort and Casino in Las Vegas), Montelago AOE (2007, a script inspired by the logotype of the Mirage Resort and Casino in Las Vegas), Jack Chain AOE (2007), Henhouse (2007), Schnitzle (2007), Luxurian AOE (2007, inspired by the logo of the Luxor Hotel&Casino in Las Vegas), Digital Disco AOE (2007), Mighty Tuxedo AOE (2007), Makeshift AOE (2007), Clarity AOE (2007, slab serif headline; + grungy version), Red Pigtails AOE (2007), Run Tron 1983 (2002), Eyeliner AOE (2006, Tekton-like), Mother Hen (2007), Gloversville (2007, comic book style), Mighty Tuxedo AOE (2007, condensed sans), Quick Handle AOE (2007), Surfing Bird (2007), Hydrogen (2004), Hardliner (2004, fifties diner style), Big Ruckus (2004), SS Antique No. 5 (2004), Europa Twin (2003), EuroMachina (2003, techno), Lord Rat (2003: papercut sans), Love Anxiety (2003), BuzzSaw (2003), Skullbearer (2003, skull dingbats), Beatnick Blue (2002), Geisha Boy (2002), Mardi Party (2002), Midcrime (2002), Ocovilla (2002), Ruthless (2002), Saltie Doggie (2002), Whiskers (2002), Royal Gothic, Family, Eggit, Jericho, Wild Monkeys (2002), 5FingeredGothSW, AlienArgonautAOE, AlphaMackAOE, AmphibiPrint, AngiomaAOE, AntiChristSuperstar, AntiChristSuperstarSW, AstigmaSolid, BigLimboAOE, BigLimbodOutAOE, BoneRollAOE, BoneRollAOEBold, BoundAOE, BrailleAOE, BulletBallsAOE, ButterflyChromosome, ButterflyChromosomeAOE, ButtonButton, ButtonButtonAOE, CType, CTypeAOE, CelticLionAOE-Bold, CelticLionAOE-BoldItalic, CelticLionAOE-Italic, CelticLionAOE, CharailleAOE, ChickenScratch, ChickenScratchAOE, ClunkerAOE, ClunkerAOE-Bold, CropBats, CropBatsAOE, CropBatsIIAOE, DarkNightAOE, DeadGrit, DeliveryMatrixAOE, DetourAOE, DigitalDiscoAOE, DigitalDiscoAOEOblique, DingleBerries, DoggyPrintAOE, DraxLumaAOE, DungeonKeeperII, DungeonKeeperIIBold, DungeonKeeperIIItalic, EggItAOE, EggitAOE-Italic, EggitOutlineAOE, ElectricHermes, ElectricHermesAOE, ElectricHermesAOECharge, FearAOE, FilthAOE, FishyPrintAOEOne, FishyPrintOneAOE, FishyPrintTwoAOE, FutharkAOE, FutharkAOEInline, FutharkAOEInline, GateKeeperAOE, Ghoulish Fright AOE (2006), GlagoliticAOE (1999, grungy glagolitic), GorgonCocoonAOE, Gotik, GreyAlienSW, HAL9000AOE, HAL9000AOEBold, HAL9000AOEBoldItalic, HAL9000AOEItalic, HandageAOE, HandageAOEBold, HauntAOE, HybridLCDAOE, IDSupernovaSW, IslanderAOE, JokerWildAOE, KillMeCraig, KillMeCraigAOE, Kinderfeld, KittyPrint, KittyPrintAOE, Kornucopia, KornucopiaAOE, LinusFace, LinusFaceAOE, LinusPlayAOE, LinusPlaySW, Lochen, LovesickAOE, Manson, MasterPlan, Mervale Script Pro (2012: a brushy script based on the 1940's Fawcett Publications Mary Marvel comic), Microbe, MooCowSW, MotherlodeLoadedAOE-Italic, MotherlodeLoadedAOE, MotherlodeStrippedAOE-Italic, MotherlodeStrippedAOE, MysterioSWTrial, NightmareAOE, OrnaMental, Pantera, PapaManoAOE, PenicillinAOE (described as a bacterial stencil typeface), PixelGantryAOE, PixelGantryAOEBold, PixelGantryAOEBoldItalic, PixelGantryAOEHeavy, PixelGantryAOEHeavyItalic, PixelGantryAOEItalic, PixelGantryHiliteAOE, PixelGantryHiliteAOEItalic, PoppyAOE, PoseidonAOE, Prick, QuiltedAOE, QuiltedAOEBlack, QuiltedTrial, RippleCrumb, RippleCrumbUltraCon, ROCKY, ROCKYAOE, RustedMachineSW, SSExpAntiqueAOE, Schizm, Schrill, SchrillAOE, SchrillAOEOblique, Scrawn, ScrawnAOE, ScrawnCyrAOE, ScrawnKOI8AOE, ScrewedAOE, ScrewedAOEOblique, ScrewedSW, SeaweedFireAOE, SenthAOE, ShampooSW, ShottyTransferTrial, SkinnerAOE, SlurCrumb, SpatCrumb, SpikeCrumbGeiger, SpikeCrumbSwizzle, SpikeCrumbSwollen, SteelcapRubbingTrial, StruckSW, StrutterAOE, SunspotsAOE, SurferComicTrial, TRANSHUMANALPHABET10, TRANSHUMANKATAKANA20, TannarinAOE, TannarinAOEOblique, TibetanBeefgardenAOE, TibetanBeefgardenAOE, TouristTrapAOE, TransponderAOE, TransponderGridAOE, UglyStickAOE, VanguardIIIAOE-Bold, VanguardIIIAOE-BoldOblique, VanguardIIIAOE-Oblique, VanguardIIIAOE, Ventilate, VentilateAOE, Y2KPopMuzikAOE, Y2KPopMuzikOutlineAOE, YoungItchAOE, ZeichensSW, ZenoPotionAOE, Zombie, BeatnikBlueAOE, BeatnikBlueFillAOE, GeishaBoyAOE, MardiPartyAOE, MindCrimeAOE, OcovillaAOE, PolynesianTouristAOE, RuthlessAOE, SaltyDoggieAOE, SpruceAOE, WhiskersAOE-Oblique, WhiskersAOE, WhiskersAltCapsAOE-Oblique, WhiskersAltCapsAOE (2002), Habitual, Automatic (techno), Bitrux, Filth (an eerie brush script), Cake&Sodomy, Gulag, Bad Comp, Detour, Alien Argonaut, Dark Night, GateKeeper (Halloween font), Gargamel Smurf, Invocation, Neuntotter, Geisha Boy, Saratoga Slim, Gobe, Stingwire, Lavatype, Tapehead, Islander, Clunker, Digelectric, Gargamel, Krulo-Tag, Krelesanta, SurferComic, Bound, Culture Vulture, Intruder, Cavalier, Anoxia, Synchrounous (IBM logo style lettering), Luna, Data Error, Lunokhod, Jericho. There are many techno and gothic fonts. Kill Me Craig is the first 26 death scene dingbat font (scenes by Craig Dowsett). KittyPrint takes the LinusFace font concept to more realistic cat head dingbats. Krelesanta (not free) is a funky font inspired by the band Kreamy Electric Santa. The free ButtonButton is useful for making buttons. Lovesick AOE is a scrawly, lovelorn typeface, i's dotted with hearts. Strutter AOE is based on the KISS logo. Senth AOR is a runic font. Charaille is one of the many dot matrix fonts. Cavalero is inspired by the logotype of the Chevy Cavalier.
In 2005, Bonislawsky and Sandler realeased 500 fonts, via Bitstream and MyFonts, under the label Breaking The Norm.
In 2006, Astigmatic published their typewriter collection, which includes Military Document, Bank Statement, State Evidence Small Caps, State Evidence, Urgent telegram, Library Report, Overdrawn Account, Customs Paperwork, Incoming Fax and Office Memorandum.
From the bio and various pieces of information, one is led to believe that Brian was born in Poland, and now lives in Miami, but that may be wrong.
In 2010, he placed a free font at the Google Directory, Syncopate. Along the same lines, we find the derived square serif typeface Stint Ultra Condensed (2011, Google Web Fonts) and Stint Ultra Expanded (2012).
In 2011, several other typefaces followed there, like Ultra (fat didone), Maiden Orange, Special Elite (2010, a free old typewriter face), Just Another Hand, Crushed, Luckiest Guy (comic book face), Aclonica, Redressed, Montezuma (a curly connected upright script), Devonshire (brush script), Fondamento (calligraphic lettering), Yellowatil (connected retro script), Righteous (free at Google Web Fonts: inspired by the all capitals letterforms from the deco posters of Hungarian artist Robert Berény for Modiano), Ribeye and Ribeye Marrow> (cartoon and/or tattoo style lettering---free at Google Web Fonts), Spicy Rice (2011, free festive display typeface at Google Web Fonts).
Contributions in 2012: Marcellus (2012, Trajan, flared roman, at Google Fonts and CTAN), Eagle Lake (a free calligraphic font at Google Web Fonts), Uncial Antiqua, Jim Nightshade (2012, free at Google web fonts), Dynalight (2012, a retro script inspired by a vintage luggage tag for the Southern Pacific 4449 Daylight steam locomotive), Yesteryear (a retro script loosely based on the title screen from the 1942 film The Palm Beach Story), Parisienne (Google Web Fonts: casual connected script based on a 1960s ad for bras), Shojumaru (Google Web Fonts: an oriental simulation typeface inspired by a poster for the Marlon Brando movie Sayonara), Berkshire Swash (Google Web Fonts), Audiowide (Google Web Fonts), Romanesco (Google Web Fonts: a narrow calligraphic style), Galindo (Google Web Fonts), Oregano (Google Web Fonts: based on cartoon style lettering of calligrapher and logo designer Rand Holub. This style of hand lettering adorned many retro brochures and advertisements of the late 40's through the 1960's), Peralta (Google Web Fonts: an Egyptian comic book face), Eagle Lake (Google Web Fonts: calligraphic), McLaren (Google Web Fonts: comic book style alphabet), Freckle Face, Hanalei Fill, Hanalei [Polynesian bamboo or tiki lettering], Purple Purse, Margarine, Risque, Clicker Script [image], Stalemate [a gracious script, by Jim Lyles for AOE], Mouse Memoirs, Quintessential [Google Web Fonts: chancery hand], Bigelow Rules, Englebert [Google Web Fonts: from the title screen of the 1930's film titled Der blue Engel, starring Marlene Dietrich], Sacramento [Google Web Fonts: connected script].
Typefaces from 2013: Freckle Face (grunge), Grand Hotel, Purple Purse (Purple Purse draws its inspiration from a vintage Ivory Soap ad from the 1950's. Somewhat of a cross between Bodoni and Pixie, this font finds that it never truly takes itself seriously).
Stiggy & Sands is the American type foundry of Brian Bonislawsky and Jim Lyles, est. 2013. Their first commercial typefaces, all jointly designed, are Luckiest Guy Pro (a fat comic book font based on vintage 1950s ads) and Marcellus Pro (a flared roman inscriptional typeface with both upper and lower case, originally published in 2012 by Astigmatic).
Typefaces from 2014: Franken Jr AOE Pro (inspired by the title screen from the 1966 Hanna Barbera cartoon Frankenstein Jr), Good Eatin Pro AOE (inspired by the title screen from the 1942 Warner Bros. cartoon Dog Tired), Ghostkid AOE Pro (comic letter style).
Typefaces from 2015: Shanks Antique 5 AOE (after the newspaper typeface Memorial (1865, Stevens, Shanks & Sons)), Reliquaire AOE (a somber blackletter typeface inspired by Memorial (1881, Boston Type Foundry)).
Typefaces from 2016: Mailuna Pro AOE (a gothic sans), Kentish AOE Pro (art deco). Reardon AOE (a digitization of a film typeface called Joyce Black by LetterGraphics), Berkmire AOE (1970s style robot-inspired techno font), Blackheath Pro AOE (this typeface started as a digitization of a film typeface called Roberts Square by LetterGraphics), Delaware Pro AOE (art deco), Rutland AOE (a futuristic font that is a digitization of a film typeface called Maccaro by LetterGraphics). In 2016, Brian J. Bonislawasky and Jim Lyles published the rugged octagonal mega typeface family Tradesman at Grype. In 2017, they added the art deco typeface Cowling Sans AOE (which is based on alphabet from "Lettering for Commercial Purposes" by Wm. Hugh Gordon). In 2018, they published the letterpress emulation typeface Prison Pro, Pink Sangria (50s style movie font), Manic Tambourine, Motenacity (a Martian cartoon font), the old typewriter font Office Memorandum Pro, and the Flintstone font Strongman.
Typefaces from 2021: Klutz AOE Pro (a condensed all caps beatnik font), Data Error AOE Pro (based on early dot matrix printers), Customs Paperwork AOE Pro (based on the NuMode Type No. 61 vintage typewriter), Rinzler AOE Pro (a great stencil font that revives LetterGraphics' Caren), Restraining Order AOE Pro (an old typewriter font), Brazarri AOE Pro (an Aztec emulation font based on MacKeller, Smiths and Jordan's Bizarre from 1884).
Atelier im Dachgeschoss
At Jakob Software, Jürgen Jakob offers these free fonts on behalf of its designer (I guess), Klaus Czytko from Atelier im Dachgeschoss in Göttingen, Germany: InternBlindenschriftBraille, InternBuchstabieralphabet, InternFlaggenalphabet (flags), InternMorsealphabet (morse), InternWinkeralphabet, InternZeichensprache (sign language). These are all made in 2001 and have copyright to Atelier im Dachgeschoss/Czytko in Göttingen, Germany. [Google] [More] ⦿
UK-based Andrew West's great intro page to the 'Phags-pa script, a Brahmic script based on Tibetan that was used for writing Mongolian, Chinese and other languages during the Mongolian Yuan dynasty (1271-1368). Although it is no longer used for Mongolian and Chinese, it is still used to a limited extent as a decorative script for writing Tibetan. Unlike other Brahmic scripts, 'Phags-pa was written vertically from left to right after the manner of the Uighur-derived Mongolian script. The script is named after its creator, the Tibetan lama known by the title 'Phags-pa Lama "Reverend Lama" (1239-1280). Font subpage with samples of BabelStone Phags-pa Book, BabelStone Phags-pa Tibetan A, BabelStone Phags-pa Tibetan B, BabelStone Phags-pa Seal. These fonts were made in 2006 by Andrew West. In 2007, he added the free Zhang Zhung Opentype fonts for Zhang Zhung scripts: sPungs-chen, sPung-chung and Bru-sha, sMar-chen and sMar-chung. The Zhang Zhung culture was an ancient culture that flourished in the western and northern parts of Tibet before the introduction of Buddhism into the country during the 7th century. The extinct Zhang Zhung language is a distinct language related to but separate from Old Tibetan.
Andrew West's free font BabelStone Modern was designed between 2008 and 2013. This font has almost 2000 glyphs and covers, e.g., Latin, Cyrillic, Ogham, and Braille, and has hundreds of symbols, including a large set of arrows, mathematical symbls, domino tiles, and dingbats.
BabelStone Han (2017) is a Unicode Han font in Song/Ming style with G-source glyphs used in Mainland China. The font is derived from Arphic's AR PL Mingti2L Big5 and AR PL SungtiL GB fonts, converted to Unicode mappings, and expanded to cover a wide range of traditional and simplified characters in the CJK, CJK-A, CJK-B, CJK-C, CJK-D, CJK-E, and CJK-F blocks, as well as a large number of currently unencoded characters in the Private Use Area. A few glyphs for non-CJK symbol characters are derived from images uploaded to Wikimedia Commons by Christopher J. Fynn. The number of glyphs is closeto 40,000. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer in 2009 at FontStruct of The Blind Alphabet (a braille font that highlights the odular design in truetype, becuse not a single dot is round), Zkuare, Blockus (+Reverse), Jumbo, and Fade Away. [Google] [More] ⦿
At Ulrich Kalina's site of Bilding Hessen, a few free Braille fonts: 8ptBraille0, 8ptBraille78, 8ptBraille8, 8ptbraille7, blistabraille, blistabraille6+. The 8pt series was designed and created by Kalina's colleague, Brigitte Betz, at the Deutsche Blindenstudienanstalt Marburg. [Google] [More] ⦿
Fiona Clarke (aka Dead Duckling, Fie Clarke, and Bonez Designz) lives in Birmingham, UK, where she studied at Birmingham City University. She created the angular typeface Do You Like My Font Andy (2011), Cubee (2011, very fat and cubic), Boutique (2011, grunge), Anorexia (2011, a shrieky scribbled face), Time to Scribble (2011, sketched face).
Typefaces from 2014: Mary (art deco), Bernadette.
In 2015, she made Gothic Scribble (inky script), Sun & Rain, Apotheque, Bernadette Display, Bitter Sweet (a blackletter tattoo font) and Mary Outline.
Typefaces from 2016: Sun + Rain, Anti, Anti Display.
Typefaces from 2018: Night Braille.
Jim Allan's resource (archive) of Braille and ASL (American sign language) fonts. Mac and PC, TrueType and PostScript. Includes BrailleKiama and RNIB_Braille (TrueType), BrailleNormal, Braille3D and LangageDesSignes truetype fonts by Philippe Blondel, a truetype font called HandSign by Sam Wang, Braille AOE, and Henry Churchyard's Braille Type 1 Postscript Fonts (Freeware). Also, a number of free Braille and ASL fonts for the Mac, including the Duxbury Braille fonts. [Google] [More] ⦿
Braille DIN (2005, Fontshop) is due to Jochen Evertz. It follows the DIN specs 32980 and the packing standards of the German pharmaceutical industry. The price (159 Euros) is outrageous for a bunch of dots. [Google] [More] ⦿
A free Braille demo font, XB99 and a full commercial version, Braill99. or XBraille_E_JALLY, by Eric Jally. The latter font is freely available here. The full font costs 180FF (36 USD). [Google] [More] ⦿
The Braille Institute of America is located in Los Angeles, CA. In 2019, Elliott Scott, Megan Eiswerth, Linus Boman and Theodore Petrosky co-designed the totally free sans typeface family Atkinson Hyperlegible. Named after Braille Institute founder, Robert J. Atkinson, this font is characterized by differentiated letterforms, angled terminals, and a genuflexed lower case q. [Google] [More] ⦿
Brian J. Bonislawsky
Pixel font designer: BrailleOutReg (2003), BrailleReg (2003), CubicFive01, CubicFive11, CubicFive12, CubicFive18 (1999), Handy00, HelloveticaReg, PixelSix00, PixelSix01, PixelSix02, PixelSix10, PixelSix14, SmallHollows, SquareDance00, SquareDance00, SquareDance03, SquareDance10. Besides these free fonts, there are also unfinished fonts: Square Dance Bold, Indent, Pixelsix Italic, Edgy, Accent, Pixel Portal, Mini Hollows, Big Hollows, Topped. Working on this.
Barcelona-based graphic designer. Creator of the Baille simulation typeface called Braille (1999, Garcia Fonts), the child's handwriting typeface Loreakop (1995, Garcia Fonts) and the funky display typeface Calypso (1997). Uses the artistic alias Txarly Brown. He also made the Kafkaesque caps typeface Vertigo (1996, Garcia Fonts), the stunning stencil typeface Floridax (1997) and the oriental simulation font NinjaType (1995, Garcia Fonts). [Google] [More] ⦿
Belgian designer (b. 1962) who lives in Brussels where she taught (teaches?) at the École supérieure des arts visuels de La Cambre and at the École supérieure de l'image. Her fonts were published by 2Rebels in Montreal, and by FontHaus in the USA. Her fonts are experimental and geometric in nature.
Some creations: Billes (1995), Boulbar (1995), Boules (1996), BubbleBath (1996), Craaac (1996) Caaarc (1996), Design, Douff, Graphic, Handex (1995; an alphading based on fists), Inbetween (1996), Lines (1994), Lolo (1992, funny figurines), Minimex (1996), Modern (1996), Perles (1995), StencilFull (1997), StencilFullBraille (1997).
She is most famous for her avant-garde geometric fonts Alpha Bloc (1994) and Alpha Geometrique (1994) published by Font Bureau. Alpha Geometrique Compact, for example, is a Bauhaus style stencil face.
Designer who used FontStruct in 2009 to make Raphigraphy, a dot matrix font based on a proposal by Louis Braille from 1839. Other creations: Just1s (concept font), Just1s Times 4, Moon 3x3 Square (Latin alphabet for partially sighted people after William Moon (1818-1894)), Moon 4x4 Thin, Geascript (squarish), QWERTY, Daumen, Daumen 9, 7seg (LCD font), 5x7int (pixel face). His Albers is a remake of Schablonenschrift by Albers (1920s). [Google] [More] ⦿
Type designer and composer, born in St. Albans, VT, in 1958. He was one of the early free/shareware type designers, well-known for creating revivals of 19th century typefaces. He was the Walter W. Naumburg Professor of Composition at Brandeis University, and has previously taught at Harvard University, Columbia University, and Stanford University.
List of Rakowski's fonts: 3-DWedgie, Aarcover, AdineKirnberg-Script, Ann-Stone, Beachman, Beffle (1991, after Fry's Ornamented No. 2 from Stephenson Blake), Bizarro, BrailleFont, BunnyEars, ChristensenCaps, Crackling, DaBigKeyCaps, DavysCrappyWriting, DavysDingbats, DavysKeyCaps, DavysNewOther, DavysOtherDingbats, DavysRibbons, DeBalme Initials, DieterCaps, Diner-Fatt, Diner-Obese, Diner-Regular, Diner-Skinny, Dobkin-Script, Dragonwick, Dubiel (1991), Dupuy-Light, DupuyBALloon, Eileen, EileenCaps, EileensMediumZodiac, Elizabeth-Ann, Elzevier, EraserDust, Firecat, Gallaudet (a sign language font), Garton (1993), Gessele-Script, GriffinOne, Harting (an old typewriter font), Headhunter, Holtzschue, Horst, Ian-Bent, Jeff-Nichols, Jumble, Kinigstein, Konanur, KoshgarianLight, Kramer, Lassus (1993), LeeCaps, Lemiesz (a free version of Publicity Gothic, 1916), Lilith-Heavy, Lilith-Initals, Lilith-Light, Lintsec, Logger, LowerEastSide, McGarey-Fractured, Multiform, Nauert, NixonInChina (oriental simulation), ParisMetro, Pixie, Pointage, Polo, Rechtman-Script, ReliefDeco, ReliefInReverse, Reynolds, Rockmaker, Rothman [note: poster by Lauren Buroker], Rounded, Rudelsberg (a Munch Jugendstil style font), Salter, Shotling, Showboat, Shrapnel, Starburst, TejaratchiCaps, TenderleafCaps, ToneAndDebs, Tribeca, Uechi, UpperEastSide (1990), UpperWestSide (lettering from the New Yorker magazine), VarahCaps, Wedgie, Wharmby, WhatA-Relief, Will-Harris, Zaleski, and Zallman-Caps.
With Klaus Herrmann, of Intecsas in Düsseldorf, he started updating his fonts from 1992-1999. Those fonts can be bought at Will-Harris.
Here is an interview with David.
And finally, a text file with the names of most of his fonts.
Great fonts for astrology, hieroglyphics, alchemy and the occult, by Toronto's Jan and Denise Koehler, mostly designed between 1993 and 1995. They moved to Litomerice and then Teplice, the Czech Republic, recently. MyFonts sells the fantastic Meso Americano dingbats, Hypnotica, AlchemySymbols (two fonts), BlackMagick, Border Twins (2010), CastlesShields, Curly Jane (2010), Cubista Geometrica (2010: op art), DaggersAlphabet, Dendera (ancient Egyptian Zodiac symbols), Dragons, Eggnog (2010), Fontazia Floradot (2012), Fontazia Papilio (2009), Fontazia Pop62 (2011, dingbats of flowers), Fontazia AquaFlorium (2010, fishtank dingbats), Fontazia Mazzo (2010, vases), Fontazia Stiletto (2011), Fontazia Y3K (2009, aliens), the Hieroglyph family (dingbats, really), Jolly Jester (2010, curly hand), MagiWriting, Meandros (2010, a paperclip design inspired by the Greek Key, or Fret, motif), Phaistos, Pocket Wrench (2010, octagonal), Polka Dot Wrench (2010), PowersofMarduk, Praha Deco (2010, inspired by the Prague art deco movement), the RongoRongo family (Easter Island script), SkeletonAlphabet, Sublimina, Superchunk, WhiteMagick, Yenda (2010, bold and angular).
List of font packages: Aglab, Alchemy Symbols, American Sign Alphabet, Ancient Writings Vol. 1, Ancient Writings Vol. 2, Angelica, The Astrologer Bundle, Astrologer, Aztec Day Signs, Black Magick, Braille Alphabet, Castles&Shields, Celestial Writing, Celtic Astrologer, Certar, Chinese Zodiac, Coptic Alphabet, Daggers Alphabet, Dendera, Dinosauria, Dragons, Egyptian Deities, Enochian Writing, Egypt. Hieroglyphics Vol 1, Egypt. Hieroglyphics Vol 2, Egypt. Hieroglyphics Vol 3, Egypt. Hieroglyphics Vol 4, Futhark, Greco, Hebrew Basic, Hypnotica, Magi Writing, Magick&Mystic, Malachim Writing, Masonic Writing, Maya Day Names, Maya Month Glyphs, Meso Americano, Meso Deko, Morse Code, Old Persian Cuneiform, Passing the River, Phaistos, Pike's Alphabets, Powers of Marduk, Sanskrit Writing, Semaphore Code, Signals&Signs, Skeleton Alphabet, Sublimina, Tengwanda Gothic, Tengwanda Namarie, Theban Alphabet, The Egyptologist, Tolkien Scripts, WhiteMagick, Skeleton Alphabet, Hebrew Basic, Sanskrit Writing. Note: I cannot find an entry for Jan Koehler at MyFonts, where all Deniart fonts are said to have been made by Denise Koehler. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Partner of Jan Koehler in Deniart Systems, which operated from 1993-2009 in Toronto, and then in Litomerice (Czech Republic). Her typefaces include: Skeleton Alphabet, Sanskrit Writing, White Magick Symbols, Theban Alphabet, Tolkien Tengwanda Namarie, Tolkien Tengwanda Gothic, Sublimina, Semaphore, RongoRongo (a system of glyphs discovered in the 19th century on Easter Island), Powers Of Marduk, Phaistos Disk Glyphs, Passing The River, Old Persian Cuneiform (1995), Morse Code, Meso Deko, Maya Month Glyphs, Maya Day Names, Masonic Writing, Malachim Writing, Magi Writing, Hypnotica, Egyptian Hieroglyphics Basic, Egyptian Hieroglyphics - The Egyptologist, Hebrew Basic, Greco (Greek face), Futhark, Enochian Writing, Egyptian Hieroglyphics - Deities, Medieval Dragons, Dinosauria, Egyptian Hieroglyphics - Dendera, Daggers Alphabet, Coptic Alphabet, Chinese Zodiac Symbols, Tolkien Certar, Celtic Astrologer Symbols, Celestial Writing, Castles&Shields, Braille Alpha, Black Magick, Aztec Day Signs, Astrologer Symbols, Angelica, American Sign Alphabet, Alchemy Symbols, Tolkien Aglab, Fontazia AquaFlorium (2010, fish tank dingbats), Snow Crystals (2010, followed by Snow Crystals 2 in 2012), Star Crystals (2010, more snow-like structures but having 8 instead of 6 axes of symmetry), Karika Swirls (2010), Karika Hearts (2010), Karika Encore (2011), Fontazia Chateaux (2011), Fontazia Chateaux Deux (2011), Fontazia Insomnia (2011), 21 Emmerson (2011), 4 Point Greek Fret (2011: labyrinthine), 4 Point Florals (2011), 4 Point Deco (2011), Mykonos (2011, labyrinthine), Harmonics (2011, a zig-zag face), Fontazia Motyl (2011, butterfly dings), Holiday Penguins NF (2011, Christmas dingbats), Fontazia Christmas Tree (2011), Eggs Galoe (2012, Easter egg font), Border Glyphs (2012, hieroglyphic), Fontazia Christmas Baubes (2012), Fontazia Christmas Tree 2 (2013), Karika Hypnotica (2014, hypnotic or kaleidoscopic glyphs), Symcaps Vario X1, Symcaps Vario X2, Symcaps Vario X3 (2016, op-art design). Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Doug Sheets (b. 1989) lives in Seattle, WA. He created these typefaces in 2010: the Auctoritas family, Sheets Braille, Humberg, RADARbyDougSheets, Construct (counterless, mechanical), Standard Nib Handwritten (the only free font), Old Letterpress Type, Evie's Hand, and Radius.
In 2012, he created Coffee Shop.
Duxbury Systems Inc
Matt Sullivan's outfit in Littleton, MA that made some Braille fonts, including "Duxbury". See here for a free Braille font by them (1996). See also here. SimBraille (1996) and Braille (1996) are here. They also made Swell Braille (2007). See also here. [Google] [More] ⦿
Belgian designer (b. 1962) of Go Braille (2019), a Braille font designed with the look of the Go Game. Lowercase glyphs use black stones while uppercase use white stones. In 2020, he published Ma Braille, Stack Braille, Hex Braille and Kernig Braille. These fonts can be used to make great hexagonal and rectangular patterns.
EFI sells a 12-font bundle containing Ball-and-Stick, Dashes, Braille 24, Braille 24 Hollow, Clocks, Emo-faces, Fingerletters (American Sign Language), Morse code, Lettersound Pictures, POSTNET-16. [Google] [More] ⦿
EFI makes and sells D'Nealian-style, Zaner-Bloser-style, Harcourt Brace-style, Peterson Directed Handwriting-style, McDougal, Littell-style, Getty-Dubay Italic (handwriting method developed by Barbara M. Getty and Inga S. Dubay), and Palmer style handwriting fonts. The Harcourt and Brace HB Cursive and HB Manuscript font families are useful for connect-the-dots and orthographic exercises. 250USD for the HB family for one school. They mention that their fonts are in over 8600 schools. At 4 styles per school, that looks like a 8.6 million dollar affair... Also, two Braille fonts at 10 USD a shot. [Google] [More] ⦿
Sells handwriting-fonts designed to exactly replicate many educational handwriting styles. In particular, they have these:
Designer of HandDrawn Cute Funky (2016), Glitch (2016), Glossy Golden Metal (2016), Black Newspaper Letters (2016), Colorful Newspaper Letters (2016, ransom note font), Isometry (2016), Hand-Drawn Dirty Ink Font (2015), Lighting Bulb Pixel (2015) and Retro Type Grunge Font (2015). In 2016, he published Bright Red Neon Letters, Bright Realistic Neon Letters (vector format), Decorative Red Font (EPS format) and Transparent Letters With Long Shadow (vector format).
Samuel Marcius (b. 1970, from Boeblingen, Germany) has a web page for his own creations (fonts and dingbats). My own logo---the moose on all my web pages---is from Marcius' WinPets 1---I liked the sense of humour that shines through the drawing, and the spirit of Don't take life too seriously. Direct access.
The fonts: 10LilGhosts, 20Facesttf, BalkanPeninsulaBraille, Banner, BlackBox, BoxFont, BoxFontNegative, BoxinaBox, Caterpillar, CheVivaBanana, Circleblackwhite, Confetti, CrayonKids1, CrayonKids2, Dominoes, Fantastique Cars (2001), Fingerprints Inside (2011), Grungees 23, Headlong, HomagetoWillEisner, Leonardos Mirrorwriting, Leonardos MirrorwritingBold, LittleBigMan, Maja's Flowers (2001), MissEllen, MoMoney, NaturalSigns, Noah's Ark (2001), NoFear, Planks, PuzzlePieces, PuzzlePiecesOutlined, SamsDingbatsNo1, SamsDingbatsNo2, SamsHandwriting, SisterR, Song ABC (2012), TPFClaudia, TPFClaudiaBold, TPFClaudiaOutlined, TPFGaiety, TPFGaietyOutlined, TPFKrikkelKrakkel, TPFPolkaYourEyesOut, TPFSenselessStrokes, TPFUbiquitous, TPFVacuous, TPFVacuousNegative, TPFYolk, TPFYolkBold, TPFYolkCondensed, TPFYolkCondensedBold, TPFYolkLight, TattooNo1, TattooNo2, Tribal (2011), WinBugs, WinPets1, WinPets2. [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:
Jamie Place (aka FontBlast, b. 2002) is a UK-based FontStructor, allegedly born in 2002 (?), who made these typefaces in 2012: Microstruct (gridded, kitchen tile face), FontStrukt Soft, FontSrukt Clean Soft, Kombinationsschrift, Gridder (a kitchen tile family: +Soft, +Box, +Bold), Skyber, Diabolo (piano key stencil genre), fb Catbop, Hangar Shot, Hangar (army stencil), FontStrukt (+Soft), Braille Full, fb Symbols, Imagine More FB, fb Atarian, Imagine FB, Barkode, Fontstruction No1 (+Extended), Tetraminos, Structurosa Fill, fb Karakter, Minimal Export, Barkode, fb Scoreboard (dot matrix typeface for Latin and Cyrillic), Wenlock, Small Fonts, Fat Largo, Largo, Kerr, Kerr Bold, fb Mixture Unstable, Freehand, Structurosa Refined, fb Switch, fb Mixture, Vado, NES Forever, Retrotype Dot Matrix, Avant Pixel, fb Tall, Fast Money Clean, Retrotype, Retrotype Too (pixelish), Retrotype Sliced, Braille Caps, Tiger Sans (horizontally striped), Pixelface (smilie face), Karmink (star dingbats), Cofmugg (+Gap: piano key typefaces).
Typefaces from 2013: Slink, Tuning Fork, Dicey (dice font), Septober, Pico Pop (kitchen tile), Plano (kitchen tile), Dolphin Sans (hairline), New English (stencil), Gadget, Curvaceous Script, Avant Pixel, Barkode, Brailled, Haus (counterless), Zapadni, Curvaceous Script, Metric (a piano key Futura-like stencil face), Mocha, Mocha Book, dm FB Solidis, Tapedeck, Gridder Bold (kitchen tile face), Modulator, Turning Fork, Zapadni (Western), FontStrukt2, Metric (piano key face), Monaco (pixel face), Blackfoot (Pac-Man style), FB Catbop, Peach Condensed, Noodle, Peach Squared, Vaquero, Haus, fb Academy Sans, Peach, Rider.
Dino Manzella's draft on a book entitled Forgotten Scripts: a Book of Runes. Fantastic pages in all respects! Many fonts can be downloaded. Includes Academiury-ITV (Georgian, by Alexander&Temuri Imnaishvili), Rashi, Alex and ChayaBold (by Aaron Schmiedel), Angelic and Enochian (by Digital Type Foundry), several rune fonts by Dan Smith, Beth-Luis-Fearn and Beth-Luis-Nion (by Curtis Clark), Cherokee (by Joseph LoCicero), Moonrune (Morton Bek, 1995), Eshmoon (by Salim G. Khalaf, Family Health International), Glagoljica UGL and Glagoljica OBL (old Croatian; by Zox), RK Meroitic, RK Sanskrit, RK Ugaritic, Mendel Siddur, Nug-Soth (by Daniel U. Thibault), Tzipporah and RuthFancy (by AFS Ltd), and RNIB Braille. [Google] [More] ⦿
Fredrick M. Nader
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] ⦿
Ganlo R. Ithsm
Geronimo Fonts (or: Paradox Fontworks, or: Typewire Studios)
First called Geronimo Fonts, then Paradox Fontworks, and then Typewire Studios, this American studio created these free fonts in 2015: For Sara, Funkytown, Necktie (blackboard bold), Northpoint (strong octagonal varsity font), Kevin Eleven (handcrafted 3d font), Back to School (handcrafted), Musicnet (dot matrix font), Anxiety, Starship One, Astronaut City (comic book style), Internet Friends, Solitude (rounded sans), Kinetic Extreme (+Solid), Crank, Disco Flow, Psychedelic, Lemons, Bokai, Royalty Code, Operation (military octagonal stencil face), Northwest (squarish), Hijack, Establishment, Jamstone, Skinz, The Antenna, Distortion, Los Mesitos, Rock Salmon, Hand Stencil, Crossroads, Upton Funk, Zero Theory, The Million Mile Man (3d outline font), Blueberry Pie, Boraodway Musical, Block Cartoon, Cinematic Language, Kayak, Aerospace, Russian (constructivist), Lines (white on black), Ohio Collegiate, Alkaline.
In 2014, Anthony designed these typefaces: The Ambrosia Society, The American (stencil), Clockwork (rounded and octagonal), Basico 1983, Crash Test, Christmas Sweater (textured, knitted), Dysfunctinal, Winter Sans, Tazorblade, Origami, Kingsbury, Mike, Secret Stencil, Braillefont, Encrypted, Spacecraft, Retro Serif, Something Blue, Lakeside, Amelia Pond, Kindergarten, Superpowers, Homeboys, Dispensations, Neutron (sans), Chrome, Mandarin, Battlecry (stencil), Spacebar, Starlight, Square Deal, Timeline, Simpetico, Guardians (octagonal), Pixel Rocks, Snakeway, The Spaceman, Paint Brush, Series Slab, Simple Life, Warehouse, Flappy Birdy, Brushmark, Hammers and Strings, I Do Not Trust You, My Dad Drives Me Crazy, Scriptfont, Widehand, Bastille, Destruction, Remember, Handlebars, Marksman, Animated, Chubby Gothic, Highlight, Lighthead, Random Type, Readable, Archibald, Stenciles, Andersans, Gondola (monoline geometric sans), Sundance Neue, Jangotype, Limousine, Crayon Kids, Packing Tape, Cartoon Adventures, Telescope, Little Shrimp, Destiny (FontStruct), Al Dente, Copper Four (piano key font), Digit LCD, Dimension (horizontally striped), Highway Block Sans, Integration, Overload (LED font), Scoreboard LED, The Distance LCD, Ace Gaffigan, Grean, The Distance (FontStruct), Reason to Believe, Quincy Egbert, Oklahoma, Anonymous, Amaretto, Espionage (horizontally striped), Waffleboy, Angular, Equalizer, Spangled, Freewind, Ancient Grease, Black Pine Trees, Etra Preview, Fun Fragment, Multilingual hand, Red Velvet, The Fragile Wind, Lightweight Serif, Instant Access, Black Pixel, Rapid Mental Thursday, Blue Chucks, Hand Power, Royalty Waffles, Anger Management, Pocket, Effective, Florida, Pencil Sharp, Silence Will Fall (a prison say counter font), Chuck, Caged, Diamond, Uncle Salsa, Zebru, Sun, Stafona, Questions, Fancy, Sunwave, Doodle Digit, Einstein Grand, Lollipop, Lemon Rose, Gentleman, Jukebox, Fuzzy, Monster Taxi, Popsicle, Ripleys, Fragment, Crashy, Ravioli, Little Picnic, Strobelight, Cool, Cheddar (hand-printed) and Comic Fade (a dot matrix font done at FontStruct), Schnoodle, Ice Cubed (pixel face), GF Albert, Garfield, Black Friday, National Industry, Warlox, Moneto, Troublemaers, Sundrop, Magnitude, Break The Chain, Black Fire, Ralph, Hexoto, Flubber, Crazy Smile, Angel, Cheapskate, Flatboard, Stitcher, Black Shadow (20143, a dripping blood font), Probably Yes, True Love, Charlie, George, Alpine Script, Aztec Kingdom, Megafont, LCD Expanded, Generation, Arcadia, Cosmo, Jokerface, Deco Future (a blackboard bold typeface, +Inline). Many of the typefaces were made with FontStruct.
Typefaces from 2016: Inklings (textured), Scorpion (squarish), Vincentio (text typeface), University (varsity font), Gameplay, Barbershop (squarish blackboard bold style), Elevation (sans), Revolution Script, New Chinese (oriental simulation), Underground, The Neverlanders.
Typefaces from 2017: Snowball, War of 1930, Superguns, High School, Destructive (octagonal stencil font), American Grunge, French Fries (shaded).
Typefaces from 2018: Oldies Cartoon, Showtunes, Topline (squarish sans), Grunge Band, The Friendly Indians.
Typefaces from 2019: Land+Mine (spurred), Jersey Slim.
Typefaces from 2020: Meatloaf (pixelish), Space Galaxy, Ouitfield Pro (heavy sans caps), Alkine (circled letters), Flower Girl (alphadings), Lightzone (a dot matrix font), Gameplay 1987 (a pixel font). [Google] [More] ⦿
GNU Freefont (or: Free UCS Outline Fonts)
The GNU Freefont is continuously being updated to become a large useful Unicode monster. GNU FreeFont is a free family of scalable outline fonts, suitable for general use on computers and for desktop publishing. It is Unicode-encoded for compatability with all modern operating systems. There are serif, Sans and Mono subfamilies. Also called the "Free UCS Outline Fonts", this project is part of the larger Free Software Foundation. The original head honcho was Primoz Peterlin, the coordinator at the Institute of Biophysics of the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. In 2008, Steve White (aka Stevan White) took over.
Horsham and Cambridge, UK-based designer who proposed the Kobi Serif typeface in 2014: I found the idea of Kobigraphs whilst researching methods of communication for the blind. The website dotlessbraille.org was the sole proprietor of the Kobigraph idea and it was virtually unknown outside of that website. Researching the website further I became curious about the idea of this typographic bridge between embossed braille for the blind and visual letterforms for sighted persons to read braille more easily. Braille is becoming something of a dying form even though it is extremely important for blind people to know some form of written communication. Fewer than 1% of the two million visually impaired people in the UK are users of Braille. Yet 66% of blind or partially sighted people of working age are unemployed as a result of a lack of some form of literacy. It seemed to me that helping to make braille as accessible as possible to everyone through using the Kobigraph would help raise awareness of the issues of blind literacy and encourage everyone to try learning braille. The Kobigraphs visual form can be read by sighted persons at a glance as opposed to braille - which is usually colourless dots printed on a page. And as the Kobigraph uses the same cell structure as braille, the dots could be raised to allow blind users to read too. The links between cell dots could also be raised to help users further guide their way around a letterform more easily if they have not built up the necessary tactile abilities needed to sense individual dots.
Hans Rauch's page at the Hesisches Landesinstitut für Pädagogik offers free Braille truetype fonts. Brigitte Betz (Deutsche Blindenstudienanstalt Marburg) made 8ptBraille0, 8ptbraille7, 8ptBraille78 and 8ptBraille8. The fonts blistabraille, blistabraille6+ were made by Medienzentrum der Carl-Strehl-Schule, Deutsche Blindenstudienanstalt Marburg. [Google] [More] ⦿
Harold Lohner was born in upstate New York in 1958. He received an MFA in printmaking from the University at Albany and is Professor of Visual Arts at Sage College of Albany. He began making fonts in 1997 and starting distributing them the next year through Harold's Fonts. He lives in Albany, NY, with his partner, Al Martino. Originally, most of his typefaces were freeware or shareware, but gradually, he started selling most on his site or via FontBros. His typefaces:
Herman Miller made several typefaces for Kolagian languages (runes): Kisuna, MizarianUni, OlaeUni, ZireenUni, CispaNormal, OlaetyanNormal, Thryomanes, Zirinka (font used for Zireen languages including Zírí:nká and Zharranh), Lhoerr (font used for Jarrda and Jaghri), Pintek (Braille-type font), Velika, Minza, Lindiga, Teamouse VS, Tirelat (2001), Ludireo, Tilya, Czirehlat.
TIPANormal, ThrIPANormal and ThrSAMPANormal are fonts designed for phonetics. Livagian (2003) has a reasonable character set. TeamouseLX, TeamouseVS, TeamouseVS (all 2001) are Miller's versions of Times Roman.
French designer of Gohufont (2010): Gohufont is a monospace bitmap font well suited for programming and terminal use. It is intended to be very legible and offers very discernable glyphs for all characters, including signs and symbols. Free, in BDF and PCF formats. Github link by Guilherme Maeda, who created truetype versions of Chargois's fonts in 2015. The pixel fonts cover Latin, Greek, Hebrew, Cyrillic, Braille and mathematical symbols. [Google] [More] ⦿
Between 2005 and 2012, Jasper Habicht (Accipiter Media, Germany) created the free typefaces Roaat Regular (for Khmer), Al Saqr (for Arabic), Maya Modern, Pixelfont, Ukussa (for Sinhala), Kayah Li (for Karen), Deutsche Kurrent (deutsche Schreibschrift), Blissymbolics, PixelFraktur, Vexillogic Symbols, Braille, Airport (a segmented font), and Karakorum (for Mongolian) in 2012.
Michigan-based FontStructor who created these typefaces in 2009: Haus der Kunst (dot matrix), Epic Cubed, Dominoes, DigiClock Solid, Identity, Braille, Morse Code, House MD, Stedelijk (pixel face), Mojo (+Raised, + Inlay: piano key typefaces), Epic Sphered, the military stencil look family Goshawk, Razz, Razzle Dazzle, Tic Tax (pixel), Invasion. He made these fonts in 2010: Goshawk-Military-Inverse (stencil face), Goshawk-Military (stencil face), Ring Around, Ethereal, Oracle (pixel face), Diva.
In 2011, he made or updated Fairytale, Goshawk (athletic lettering), Groovy, Goshawk Military Stencil, Goshawk Inverse, Dirty Deeds (blackletter based on the AC/DC logo), Razz, Razzle Dazzle, Orbis (circle and arc face). [Google] [More] ⦿
Just in Type (was: Tipomovel)
Just in Type (ex-Tipomovel) is a Brazilian foundry run by Tony de Marco (b. 1963) and his brother Caio de Marco in Sao Paulo since 2005. They were joined later by Diego Maldonado. Tony de Marco was an illustrator for Folha de S. Paulo, 1987-1994. He co-edits Tupigrafia with Claudio Rocha Franco.
As a type designer, he created over 50 typefaces for the newspaper Noticias Populares, for America Online, and the magazines Moderna, Saraiva, FTD and Atica. Free fonts at the Tipomovel site included Ariana, Beabá, Bloco, CyberComix, Cyber Rounded, Cyber-Zinha, Digital Typewriter, Egly (my favorite--a Bodoni with curly serifs), Futura Vítima, Futura Vítima Bold, Futura Vítima Extra Bold, Games, Genoveva, Helvetica Backlight, Illinoise, Macmania Bold, Neurastenic, Notícias Populares, Oficina Bold, Pin ups, Pixel, Pravda, Sequestro, Simbolo, Splash, Stalin, Sumô, Super Braille (created for the Dorina Nowill Foundation), Times Change, Tipografia, Toxic Bodoni, Web Power, Zine. Samba LT (2003, Linotype, designed with Carlo de Marco; this art deco typeface was inspired by the lettering art of J. Carlos, a Brazilian illustrator during the early 20th century) won an award at the Linotype International Type Design Contest 2003.
Just in Type typefaces include HallowHell Dingbats (2006, Halloween dingbats), Drop It (2005, dot matrix), Illinoise (2005, techno-grunge, by Tony and Caio de Marco), Kindergarten (a school font), Pixel Zoo (2008, dingbats), Inferno Dingbats (2008), Brazil Pixo Retro (2007, rune simulation), Fractal (2010), Concreta (2011, a stencil typeface in the style of Josef Albers, done with Niko Fernandez).
In 2014, Bernardo Faria and Tony de Marco created the masculine typeface family Terrorista, and wrote this blurb: Terrorista is a homage to everyone who fought against the Millitary Regime in Brazil from 1964 to 1985. The Terrorista Marighella features generous inktraps, fits perfect for small sizes. Terrorista Dilma has the same design as the Marighella, but without inktraps, made for display. The last typeface from the package is Terrorista Lamarca, stencil version. This is the font for the political propaganda machine.
Completely in line with Tony's exuberant and delightfully mischievous views, he published Represent (2017), a typeface with sexual orientation symbols that can be compared with Luc Devroye's own Sekushii font from 2002.
Typefaces from 2020: Letrix1 (a programmed experimental variable font).
Typefaces from 2021: Just Pixo (a seven-weight pixacao font by Tony de Marco and Monica Rizzolli designed for monumental type sizes and vertical alignments, and released by Latinotype; +a variable font).
Japanese designer (b. 1993, Tokyo) who studied at Keio University, Fujisawa, Japan, where he obtained a Bachelor of Art in Environmental Information. Creator of Braille Neue (2017), a typeface that combines Braille and Latin. According to Takahashi, Braille Neue is a universal typeface that combines braille with existing characters. This typeface communicates to both the sighted and blind people in the same space. Braille Neue consists of two typesets - Braille Neue Standard which is for English alphabet and Braille Neue Outline which is for Japanese and English. Our aim is to use this universal typeset for Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics 2020 to create a truly universal space where anyone can access information.
Born in Faribault, MN in 1974, Joseph Kral designs and sells his own typefaces. He lives in Pittsburgh. He founded Kral Typefaces (now defunct), and co-founded the Test Pilot Collective.
His typefaces: AtariBaby (1998), Braille (1999), OCRJ (1998), OCRK (1998, monospaced family), Twin Sites, Xerxes (1998), Lakestreet (1998), JoesFoot (1998), Mechanical (1999), Kaliberuckus (2002, dot matrix), Pyrotechnics (1998), Saarikari (1998, rounded sans), Quayzaar (2002, a squarish font), Tricon (2002, unfocused pixel font), Shaolinstyle (1998), Stick26 (1998), Tryptomene (1998).
At GarageFonts around 1996, he made HannahBad, Kindee, Kral, Pooty.
Designer of the remarkable free display typeface Alanesiana (2017)C: Alanesiana is a font created in accordance with the idea to read the text in a slightly insecure form, and supports exactly 5650 characters. Each character has its own character, looks different from the rest, but all are made in a similar style and have a similar thickness, so the text still looks consistent, making it perfect for longer texts as opposed to many other decorative fonts that tire the reader. What is important Alanesiana supports not only Latin alphabet but also Cyrillic, Greek, Hebrew, Armenian, Georgian and phonetic and mathematical symbols as well as some emoticons and other symbols, alphabets such as Coptic. [Google] [More] ⦿
Since 1993, Swiss type designer Cornel Windlin (b. 1964, Küssnacht am Rigi) heads "lineto" in Zürich, with Stephan "Pronto" Mueller. Lineto is based in Zürich, Switzerland. The foundry has grown in size and influence and includes work by many type designers. Windlin himself made these typefaces:
Louis Braille (b. Coupvray, France, 1809, d. Paris, 1852) is the inventor of the six dot raised Braille reading system for the blind first proposed in his book Method of Writing Words, Music and Plain Songs by Means of Dots for Use by the Blind and Arranged for Them (1829). In fact, the Braille system was based on a method of communication originally developed by Charles Barbier in response to Napoleon's demand for a code that soldiers could use to communicate silently and without light at night, called night writing.
Manfred Klein's Fonteria
Frankfurt-based designer (b. 1932, d. 2018) whose creative output is so large that he deserves a separate web page. His URL at Moorstation from 2000-2007. New page on him by Florian Rochler. Font squirrel link. Dafont link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
FontStructor who created these typefaces in 2012: Tetris (the Gameboy Tetris font), Maze Sanz (labyrinthine), Boxes, Morse Code, Calculator (LED typeface based on the TI-30XIIS calculator), Windows Command Prompt, Bloxxy, Braille, and Binary.
Marek Cerajewski's Windsor, Ontario-based outfit selling barcode fonts and solutions. Also a calligraphy/signature service. This was Cerajewski Computer Consulting, where prices started at 40 dollars per font. Freebies include eight Morse code fonts, and one Braille font (MC Braille). PC, TT and type 1. High quality Morse code fonts: International Morse Codes MC morse_International_1890, MC morse_Baudot_5_Unit, MC morse_VanDuuren_7_Unit; MC morse_US_Navy_Bugle_1920; American or Railway Morse Code font MC morse_Am_or_Railway_1844, Vail morse code font MC morse_Vail_Code_1837; Double Translation Morse Code font MC morse_Double_Trans_1835; Rock Telegraph of the US Vietnam POW's font MC morse_Vietnam_POWs_1965. Barcode packages (not free): Code 11, Code 128, Code 2 of 5 industrial, Code 2 of 5 interleaved, Code 2 of 5 standard, Code 3 of 9, Code 93, Code Codabar, Code EAN, Code MSI, Code Plessey, Code Postnet and FIM Marks, Code 4 State. [Google] [More] ⦿
Free fonts made in 1998 for the blind: RNIB Moon, Wibble. They write: Moon allows people who are blind or partially sighted to read by touch. It is a code of raised shapes and takes its name from its blind English inventor, Dr William Moon. As the characters are fairly large and over half the letters bear a strong resemblance to the print equivalent, Moon has been found particularly suitable for those who lose their sight later in life, or for people who may have a less keen sense of touch. Fontspace link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Born in Soweto, this designer now works in Johannesburg. Diamonds inspired him to create Taemane (2012). Taemane is Diamond in Sesotho.
In 2011, he made M Font, in which all letters are somehow derived from "m".
In 2012, he created the Learn Braille Font.
Extinct digital type foundry that had commercial fonts by Todd Masui, Stefan Hattenbach, Claudio Rodil, Brian Einarsen and Matthew Bardram. Their blurb: "Nakedface is a co-operative type alliance made up of creative young designers from all over the world. We offer truly unique and expressive typefaces that are handcrafted with precision and oftentimes love. Our fonts contain full character sets, including foreign accents for that discerning European. Each font is available in both Macintosh and PC format." Free font: Teknikohl.
Commercial fonts: from Matthew Collins, Octoplzogg; from Brian Einarsen, Myopic; from Claudio Rodil, Franzen; from Matthew Bardram, Dhex Serif, Arachnid, Atomic, Bitpak, Bromide, Bilinear, Centrifuge, Genetica, Economy Large, Badfish Plain (katakana), Centrifuge Katakana, Empiric; from Stefan Hattenbach, Global; from Fontwhore, KlaxonHeavy; from Todd Masui, Quiver, Steadfast, Vestige, Alloy. Pixel fonts in the lists above: Genetica, Quanta, Cellular, Remote, Arachnid, Megalon, Wired, Bylinear, Methodic, Microscopic, Atomic, Genetrix, Noir Braille, Scriptometer, Monocule. [Google] [More] ⦿
Nurai Lopez (b. 1992) studied at Art School of Jerez (2016). Today, she is a member of the ADG-FAD at Barcelona and the Collegi Oficial de Disseny Gafic de Catalunya. Designer of Blind Type (2016), a typeface that combines Braille and Latin. [Google] [More] ⦿
Page Studio Graphics (or: Pixymbols)
The fonts (grouped under the name PIXymbols) include ADA symbols v.2.0, Africa, Alphabox, Alphacircle, Ameslan (ASL), Antorff (blackletter), Antorff Fractions, Apothecary, Arrows, Astrology, Backstitch, Boxkey, BoxNLines, Braille grade 2, Casual, Chalk Casual, PIXymbols Chess, Command Key, Courex (typewriter family), Crossword, PIXymbols Deco Glass (2001), Digit&Clocks (+LED symbols), Dingbats&Online, DOSScreen, Fabric Care, FARmarks (Federal Aviation Regulations lettering), Flagman (semaphore), Fractions, Gridmaker, Highway Gothic (U.S. Department of Transportation's Standard Alphabets for Highway Signs), PIXymbols Highway Gothic 2002, Highway Signs (U.S. Department of Transportation), Hospital&Safety, LCD, Linea (2002, prismatic), Luna, Malkoff (calligraphic font), Marina, Meeting, Mejicana (2001, a Mexican party font), Menufonts, Morse, Musica (instruments), Newsdots, Orchestra, Passkey, Patchwork, PCx, Phone, PIXymbolsMusica, Prescott (2001, Western), Penman (2001, connected script), PrimerD (letters with lines), Recycle, Roadsigns, Shadowkey, Signet (family), Signet Shadow, Squared, Strings, Stylekey, Tolerances&Datum, Travel&Hotel, TV List, Unikey, US Map, Vershen (2001), Xcharting, Xstitch. They also sell EPS files of all Arms of Swiss cantons, and many nice initial caps. Look also for Faux Hebrew (simulated Hebrew), as part of the Faux package that also includes Faux Sanskrit, Faux Runic, Faux Hebrew, Faux Japanese, Faux Arabic, Faux Chinese and Faux Chinese Sans.
Philippe et François Blondel
Polices True-Type Manuscrites
Original truetype fonts by Philippe and François Blondel 9France): New Bernard (2013), CNC Vector (2012, hairline sans), Braille 1998, Braille 1998 3d version, Braille (2012), Accords (for guitar), Langage des signes (ASL), Signes, Phonetique.
He also designed many handwriting fonts: Michelle, Ginette, Sophie, Amandine, Virginie, MissClaude, LalexBigBadaboum, Karine. All these fonts are free.
For font services: 40 USD for a handwriting font, 70 for a connected handwriting font, 10 USD for a logo font, 8USD to add the Euro symbol to any font, 50 USD for any on-demand truetype font based on your drawings.
Handwriting type designer Philippe Blondel offers some of his handwriting fonts (such as BrandysHand, PatriciasHand, JaninesHand, LisasHand, LaurensHand, FarrahsHand, CarolinesHand, RandysHand, BrooksHand, Philing (1998-2009), Jean-Claude'sHand and Jimmy-Hand) regularly for free. Send in your handwriting on the form he provides: each week, he'll make one of the samples into a TrueType font (for free). Additional fonts include 7LED (2010, LED face), Philippe, Bernard, Adelyne, Georges, Brigitte, Barguzin, Breeze, Fog, Lightning, Monsoon, Stream, Valerie, Jami, and Zephyr.
Typefaces from 2014: Shade of Adelyne.
Eric Wannin's French commercial foundry with PC and Mac fonts for all European languages, most Indic languages, Cyrillic, Vietnamese, Amharic, Inuit, Slavonic, Greek, Tibetan, Thai, Lao, Khmer, Burmese, Cri. Hieroglyphic fonts too. Free font family: EuroQuartet. These fonts have one glyph only, the Euro symbol. It has some bar code fonts too.
Information on reading alphabets for the blind: Gall (1831, an angular roman type as in runes introduced by James Gall in Scotland), Alston (roman type by the treasurer of the Endinburgh Asylum), Lucas (1838, a sort of stenographic shorthand), Moon (1845, introduced by Dr. William Moon). [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer in New York. Creator of a beautiful squarish poster font called Barrio (2006). As SquarePeg at FontStruct, he made the Braille font family Braille Basic (2008), as well as blob, Ligne Claire (2009, tri-line font), Bonset (based loosely on a 1919 alphabet by Theo van Doesburg, whose pseudonym for Dada poetry was I.K. Bonset), ribbon_inline, Ribbon (octagonal stencil), Tape Writer (shadow font based on the Dymo label writers), InstaFrieze, International Morse Code Stacked, Prometheus, Prometheus Light and Prometheus Shadow (2008, all inspired by a Fonderie Peignot typeface simply called No. 1229, dated 1896, and on condensed Grecian typefaces by Darius Wells and William Hamilton Page), Brite Lite (white on black billboard light font), strata_blocks, strata_dots, strata_dots_inverted, Chocobot Solid (Dark, Milk, White; cloned from the Chocobot series by Lex Kominek), Strata Blocks Caps (2009), Strata Dots Caps (2009), and Strat Blocks 2.0 (fountain effect dot matrix font).
RNIB stands for the Royal National Institute for the Blind. They offered free fonts for the blind such as RNIB and Moon. They also produced the commercial font family Tiresias (2000, by Dr. John Gill): TiresiasInfofont, TiresiasInfofontZ, TiresiasPCfont, TiresiasPCfontZ, TiresiasSignfont, TiresiasSignfontZ. Please do not ask them for these fonts, because they do not want to support fonts any longer. Alternate URL. [Google] [More] ⦿
German designer of the multi-layered font Linotype Not Painted (1997). Own web site. He also created Braille Blindenschrift, Braille Extended Grid, Braille Extended Square (Elsner&Flake), and a set of arrow fonts called Creative Arrows. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Hamburg, Germany-based outfit which made LEGO Braille Font (2012).
Calligrapher and graphic designer in Madrid and Barcelona, who was born in Sao Paulo. Creator of the organic sans typeface Kim Typografic (2011) and the multilined typeface Atletica Display (2013). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer who was based in Rasht, Iran, who dabbles in experimental Persian type design. Reportedly, he is based in Canada in 2020. He has made over 30 fonts, including ReZar, Nassim Distorted, Si47 Ash Dirty (a grungy Farsi font), Si47 Ash Dirty Neat, Si47 Ash Sole (2016, for Farsi). In 2016, he designed the Latin / Farsi font Kay Khosrow (12 squarish styles; for Latin, Arabic and Farsi), which comes with a coloured version. KayKhosrow and Sole are the first ever non-cursive Persian fonts, according to Siavash. Kay Khosrow Chromatic is the first Persian color font.
In 2017, he designed SepidKhan (Persian Braille), Si47ash Dali, Si47ash NaPeyda, Si47ash Kaboos, Si467ash Garmalad, Si47ash Sangestan, Si47ash Dibacheh, Si47Ash Mash Nazanin, Si47ash Bulb (grungy Arabic typeface) and Si47ash Ruby.
Typefaces from 2018: Si47ash Fontball (a Persian and Arabic color font), Si47ash Sorkhabi, Si47ash Mana, Si47ash Mashgh, Rainbow Dream Font (a Persian color font in the style of Gilbert), Si47ash Dirin, Si47ash Barbad, Si47ash Apadana, Si47ash Eima (modular, stencil), Dream Fonts (color fonts for Latin and Persian), Shabdiz.
In 2020, he released Hezareh.
American designer of Binary Code Font (2005, letters are in binary), Borthick's Braille Font (2006), Braille 2 (2006), Hiragana Bold (2005), Steve's Handwriting (2006). URL for his fonts. Alternate URL. Yet another URL. And another one. [Google] [More] ⦿
Commercial fonts: Puchiflit (2020: a typewriter slab serif that according to Kikuchi is a felt tip pen font), Pinch Remix (2020: hand-printed), Oddlini (2019: a 360-style basic grotesk family that covers all widths; it has obliques instead of italics), Oddlini 2 (2019), Knock Type (2017, a kana-Latin-Braille transcription font), Du (2016, a hand-printed font), Magendfret (2016, a warm typewriter family), Artlessness (2015), Bush (2014), Nora Pen (2014, a didone influenced by Walbaum), Uncertain Felttip (2008), the Palindrome family (2006, experimental), Pinch (2007, hand-printed), ScratchWithTheCoin (2007, grunge), Bagworm (2007, four styles, influenced by Tekton), Decay (2008, grunge), Beg Before (2008, grunge), Beg After (2008, grunge), Phoebus Palast (2008), Kropotkin (2008, 24 styles of a sturdy early 20th century grotesk), Rebuild-Square (2009, totally square family), Ponytail (2009, rounded), Violadabraccio (2009, serif), Lettera, Bush, Long Haul Trucker (2009, alphading/logo font), Michel (2009, didone).
Test Pilot Collective (est. 1998) is a type foundry located in San Francisco, CA, USA. Typeface designs by Joseph Kral, Matt Desmond, and Michael Cina. The fonts were available via Makambo: 6X7OCT (Michael Cina), AMBER (Matt Desmond), AMERICANGOTHIC (Matt Desmond), AOLSUCKS (Joseph Kral), ATARIBABY (Joseph Kral), Auresh (StarTrek font, Matthew Desmond, 1998), BASIS (Matt Desmond), Bastard (Michael Cina, 1998), BEAT (Matt Desmond), Braille (Joseph Kral, 1999), CALIPER (Michael Cina), CAM (Michael Cina), Cheese (Michael Cina, 1998), CINAHAND (Michael Cina), Civicstylecom (1999, Matt Desmond), COMPOSITE (Michael Cina), CROSSOVER (Michael Cina), CURBDOG (Matt Desmond), DATDATA (Joseph Kral), DESMONDTEXT (Matt Desmond), DOUBLEOSEVEN (Joseph Kral), ER9 (Matt Desmond), Europa (Matthew Desmond, 1998), FIREFLYLOVE (Joseph Kral), FORMATION (Michael Cina), FOURFORTY (Joseph Kral), GOTHICOANTIQUA (Matt Desmond), HALFWIT (Joseph Kral), INVOICE (Matt Desmond), JOESFOOT (Joseph Kral), Kcap6 (dingbats by Michael Cina and Matthew Desmond, 1998), KRALHND (Joseph Kral), Lakestreet (grunge font by Joseph Kral, 1998), LUNARMOD (Matt Desmond), Lutix (StarTrek font, Matthew Desmond, 1998), MAETL (Michael Cina), MECHANICAL (Joseph Kral), NANOCODE (Joseph Kral), NASH (Michael Cina), OCRJ (Joseph Kral), OCRK (Joseph Kral), OCTOBRE (Joseph Kral), OPENLUNCH (Joseph Kral), PLATFORMS (Joseph Kral), PYROTECHNICS (Joseph Kral&Michael Cina, 1998), RAZORSUITE (Joseph Kral), REFLECTOR (Joseph Kral), RETRON (Matt Desmond), SAARIKARI (Joseph Kral), SCREWMOPHEAD (Joseph Kral), SELECTOR (Michael Cina), SHAOLINSTYLE (Joseph Kral), SHIFTY (Matt Desmond, 1998, also [T26]), Stem (Michael Cina, 1998), STICK26 (Joseph Kral), Stomper (Matthew Desmond, 1999), SUBITO (Joseph Kral), Testacon (by Cina, Desmond and Kral, 1999), TRISECT (Michael Cina), TRYPTOMENE (Joseph Kral), TWINSITES (Joseph Kral), ULTRAMAGNETIC2 (Michael Cina), UNISECT (Michael Cina), WOODDALE (Matt Desmond), WRONGWAY (Joseph Kral), Xerian (Matthew Desmond, 1997), XERXES (Joseph Kral, 1998), ZEBRAFLESH (Joseph Kral). They made a custom font for Citibank, a modification of Joe Kral's OCRK (1998).
Alien Foundery used to be called Bsillkrieg. Thibault Dietlin (b. 1987, Besançon) who runs it is located in Annecy (before that, in Besançon). He makes these fonts freely available via Dafont in 2008: Zfonts (grunge), Pee On Face (grunge), Hardcore Pen (graffiti), La Fraktouille (sketched blackletter face), Crustype crust (grunge), Crust Clean (grunge), My Goth Is Better, city burn night after night and we spraypaint the walls 1.0.
Additions in 2009: Black Spoon (minimalist sans with exaggerated x-height), Hurray (clean sans), Tes (sans), Urbana (grungy stencil), Boa, The City Burn(grunge), Riot AF (a crayon stencil font), Blind (Braille font). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Thomas Kaeding started his own foundry in Ann Arbor, MI, in 2011. Typefaces made in 2012 include Ollie Wollie (a true geometric monoline family), Sarcasticity (stencil), Undergrad (athletic lettering; +Exscribed), Moon Type (Moon Type is modelled after Dr. Moon's original poster. He developed this embossed writing system to help those who have lost their sight later in life, and so are familiar with the shapes of English letters. Moon writing is still used, and you can find books written with it), Lycian Monolith, Kaeding Braille, New York Point (Braille face), Masonic Code, Felt-Tip Futhark, the avant-garde monoline geometric family Yesterday, and the Broadway-style all caps art deco family Roaring 20s. Angl (2012) is a thorough exploration of the possibilities of hexagonal type design. Squiddles (2012) is a fun display face. Personal Manifesto (2012) is a holographic typeface for giving your anonymous letters to the government that personal touch that shows you care.
Typefaces from 2014: Beauty Salon (rounded monoline art deco face: This font will not make you more attractive to the opposite sex, Thomas warns), Wire Type Mono (old typewriter typeface). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Tipopotamo Fontes is a Brazilian foundry in Rio de Janeiro (also called Elesbao e Haroldinho) offering 27 free fonts. Designers: Claudio Reston, José Bessa, Fabio Eis.
Their fonts: AlmanaqueItalic, AlmanaqueNormal, AlmanaqueOutlineItalic, AlmanaqueOutline, AMassaFalida1, AMassaFalida2, AngularMedium, BacanaMesmoMedium, BacanaMedium, BlendadaNormal, BrailleSerif, BrasilisBold, Buchada (handwriting), Cadela (handwriting), CassulaDingbats (little men), CassulaTypeface (handwriting), Cistema (pixel font), EmboliaLunar (curly letters), LatrinaBlack, MobralMedium, NervosaNormal (handwriting), OdaraSemiBold (geometric experimental), SambambersBold, Supersonica, Surraundi (squarish letters), TechnocrataItalic, TechnocrataNormal. All fonts made in 1999-2001.
Tony de Marco
Unicode Fonts for Ancient Scripts
This is a fantastic source of free high-quality fonts for scripts of the greater Aegean vicinity, Egyptian Hieroglyphs, Meroitic, Sumero-Akkadian Cuneiform, Musical Symbols and all Symbol Blocks in the Unicode Standard. George Douros is their Greek font designer. His free fonts come with this exemplary footnote: In lieu of a licence: Fonts in this site are offered free for any use; they may be opened, edited, modified, regenerated, posted, packaged and redistributed. Many of his fonts contributed to important section in the GNU Freefont project. Here is the list:
This archive has some fonts (such as the fonts from Rubicon, and a host of Morse and Braille fonts), a handwriting font set from Elfring (ElfringEliteLight, Flushing, Grandam, Hotpress, Jessica, MechBold, OldEnglish, Patrician, Saffron, ZenStCharles) and many font utilities (TipoMaker v2.0, Selector v1.0, FontChart, FontSorter, Pfont, and so on). [Google] [More] ⦿
This item is worth reporting. URW++, one of the workhorses of the German type industry, is asking 950 Euros for URW Braille, an in-house font made in 2013. It covers Braille for European languages, including Greek and Cyrillic. I think that I see a business opportunity here. [Google] [More] ⦿
Frenchman who made an alphabet of raised letters for the blind, explained in his 1786 book, l'Essai sur l'éducation des aveugles. Harold Lohner's Valentin script font (2005) is based on this. [Google] [More] ⦿
Corvallis, OR-based publisher of the free fonts Braille29Tgr, BrailleTgrUS, MTExtraTiger, SymbolTigerExpert, SymbolTiger, TigerExpert, Tiger, Tiger29. The Braille29Tgr.ttf font prints on Tiger as 6-dot US computer braille. The BrailleTgr_US.ttf font prints as US 8-dot computer braille on Tiger. Both fonts are made by ViewPlus Technologies in 2000. Note: they look like ordinary Courier to me, not Braille fonts at all! [Google] [More] ⦿
VisualBraille (2009) is a free font that combines standard Braille and Latin. It was developed in 2009 at Merz Akademie Stuttgart by co-students Christopher Heller, Michael Ruß and Theo Seemann. [Google] [More] ⦿
Several attempts have been made to overlay or combine Latin letters with Braille to make visual Braille fonts. These include:
Belgrade, Serbia-based designer (b. 1981) of these typefaces:
Contributor to the GNU Freefont project. He made a Braille unicode font that could be merged with the UCS fonts to fill the 2800-28FF range completely. (uniform scaling is possible to adapt it to any cell size). He also contributed a free Syriac font, whose glyphs (about half of them) are borrowed from the free Carlo Ator font. Vyacheslav also filled in a few missing spots in the U+2000-U+27FF area, e.g., the box drawing section, sets of subscript and superscript digits and capital Roman numbers. The ranges: Syriac (U+0700-U+074A), Box Drawing (U+2500-U+257F), Braille (U+2800-U+28FF). [Google] [More] ⦿
Biography of Dr. William Moon (d. 1894), who invented the Moon system of embossed reading for the blind. The Moon alphabet is made up of 14 characters used at various angles, each with a clear bold outline. [Google] [More] ⦿
Wolf Lambert (WLM Fonts) is the designer in Tielt, Belgium, of these free fonts in 2012: Jason's Bowling, Number 19000, Begin From A, Banana, Exodus Gothic, Fixton Gothic, WLM Boring Old Teletext, WLM Connecto, WLM Poster Type, WLM Sketch Cool, WLM Small Caps, WLM Robbe Sans (octagonal), WLM Future Round, WLM Hello Sans, Display Gothic (a large textured or neon sign family), Fondel, WLM Road Sans, Hook Gothic, Festival (marquee typeface family), Headline Gothic (octagonal), Fontstruct Gothic, WLM 1F (octagonal), King Sans (+Stencil: mechanical), WLM Slab Serif, Wood Block One, 4th Street Sans, Ice Sans, WLM Nova Sans (pixelized), WLM Grid Font, WLM The Quick Brown Fox (a chiseled face), WLM Pixel Party (a set of 22 pixel fonts), WLM The Font Troll, Yent Notes, Kilimanjaro One, WLM Happy Icons, Number 18000, Soft Micro (techno font), Let's Go Digital (an LED typeface), Autocars & Rolling Bikes (sans), Cool Book Sans, Midas Script, WLM Smileyface, Silent Film Frame, WLM Black, WLM Idea, Thomas Sans, and Wolf Sans (rounded sans family), Dolores Cortez (brush font), WLM Exvwreff, WLM Web Iconized.
Some of his fonts are made with FontStruct.
Typefaces made in 2013: Perfect Pixel, Script Test, WLM Groovy, WLM Modern Sans, Simonschrift (fat finger typeface), Moonphase (pixel face), WLM Braille, WLM Stencils, Alien Alphabet, Hyperdigital (octagonal family), Wagon Sans (912 styles), WLM Print Failed, Hyperdigital (heavy octagonal face), WLM Poster Rounded, WLM Building, WLM Carton (mechanical/octagonal), WLM Cloudly (pixel face).
Dr. Wolfgang Leister, formerly from the Institut für Betriebs und Dialogsysteme at the Universität Kärlsruhe in Germany, and now a Senior Research Scientist, Norwegian Computing Center, made a Braille metafont. [Google] [More] ⦿
American Fontstructor who also uses Fontspace to display his work. He uses the alias Ganlo R. Ithsm, which is probably a permutation of Logan R. Smith.
Typefaces from 2010: Aztec, Barely, Braille, Digital Watch, Game Serif (+Outline), Serifial, Future Sans Tall, Future Watch Monospaced (LED face), Minimalist Everything, LegiPixel, Outlinecial, Teencial, Technically Pixels, Digital Watch, Minimal, Interest, and a few other pixelish typefaces.
Typefaces from 2011: LusumTypus (octagonal, mechanical), Italic Dotts, Stretchy (stretched pixel face), Modernistical, Pactim, Elite (constructivist), Shiny Dotts, Game Serif Italic, Garamond Pixelle, Performa (pixel face), Simpole Mono (pixel face), Slaant (angular face), Konsul Mono (pixel typeface based on Monaco), Thinnest Slats, Thin Slats, Lateral Slats, Kanureed Thys (pixel face), X Marks The Font, Habimo, A Stroke of Geneus (blackletter), Kurcive, Quasoid (kitchen tile, piano key face), Target Aims The Font (dotted), Uncialogo (kitchen tile face), xe Callig Better (blackletter), xe Dotcial (dot matrix typeface based on American Uncial), xe Dogma, xe Inktrap, xe Inktrap Bold, Koch Black (a remake of one of Koch's blackletter typefaces), xe Bard (blackletter), xe Micropolis (city dingbats).
This site has the following truetype fonts: Braille (by Vyacheslav Dikonov), MalOtf (Malayalam font by Shaji N Vyapron, based on fonts by Jeroen Hellingman), Raghindi (National Centre for Software Technology. This font was developed by Prof. R.K. Joshi with assistance from Mr. Vinay Sayanekar), TibetanUnicode (2002, Gregory Mokhin), UrduNastaliqUnicode (2002, Shehzad Ali&Tabish), ani (2002, a Bengali font by Dr. Anirban Mitra). [Google] [More] ⦿