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Design community headquartered in Bratislava, Slovakia. Creators of the commercial calligraphic typeface Feathergraphy (2013) [not to be confused with a font by the same name published much earlier by Mans Greback], Tzanah (2016; identical to a font by Dorian Grey), and Secret Society Font Family (2016; identical to another font by Dorian Grey). Icon sets designed by them include Sports Icons, Medical Icons, Flat Social Icons, and Vegetables.
In 2017, they designed the distressed typeface Dark Matter [I thought that this was by Dorian Grey...] and the hand-crafted Pugzley [again, by Dorian Grey, if you ask me].
Italian and other writing masters of the 16th century include
Dead link. Seventeen Swedish calligraphers: Kerstin Anckers, Susan Duvnäs, Karl-Erik Forsberg, Mona Gordon, Ludvig Grandin, Marie Anikó Györi, Lennart Hansson, Helene Henningson, Annika Larsson, Florian Kynman, Gun Larson, Lars Olof Laurentii, Erik Lindegren, Annika Rücker, Cecilia Skogh, Ylva Östberg Skarp, Marianne Pettersson Soold. [Google] [More] ⦿
1920s and 1930s in Travel Ephemera
In 2010, he went commercial as 2D Typo. The first typeface at 2D typo was the modular pixelish Pressure Drop 2D (2010). This was followed by Ornamental Deco 2D (2010, art deco ornaments), Rally Symbols 2D (2010), Mascaron2D (2010, by Iryna Korchuk), Depot Trapharet 2d (2010, a stencil based on the tram lettering in Lviv), Ascetic 2D (2005-2010), Hutsulyandiya (2010, extraordinary ornaments by Iryna Korchuk), Simeon (2010, calligraphic), Cranked Pipe 2D (2011), Tripyllia 2D (2011, ornaments of the neolithic Trypillya culture), and Ukrainian Barokko (2010, a calligraphic typeface by Genadij Zarechnjuk), Historism Border (2011, border ornaments), Moreske 2D (2012, ornaments), Geomanticus (2012, modular squarish sans).
Typefaces from 2013: Bandelwerk (borders), Digital Stitch, Modern Wave (ornaments based on Alphonse Mucha), Hopferian (Roman caps after engravings by Daniel Hopfer (1470-1536)---typeface completed with help of Mariya Sokil), Simple Ribbon (art nouveau dingbats).
In 2014, Dmitry Rastvortsev, Lukyan Turetsky, and Henadij Zarechnjuk cooperated on the design of the free Latin / Cyrillic handwriting typeface Kobzar KS, which is based on the handwriting of Taras Shnvchenko, a famous Ukrainian poet, artist and philosopher.
Typefaces from 2015: Finetitle (ornaments for headers), Gothic Herbarium (a floriated ornamental font based on the Gothic Revival ornaments developed by Augustus Pugin (1812-1852)), Old Depot (rough stencil), Francesca (decorative caps).
Typefaces from 2017: Military Symbols.
38 Lineart Studio (or: Grayscale)
Architect and designer in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, b. 1980. In 2018, he created the hexagonally-patterned color font Space, the nervous monoline display typeface Barcelona, the monoline script Brandy, the tattoo and metal band blackletter font Amstha, Twinkle (hexagonal texture), Premium Quality, Hightide (signage script), Ashley Pages, Bold Grunge (a wood style Western font), Rabbit House, Strongbold (brush style), Onthel (a rhythmic signage script), Cafeine, Seulanga (calligraphic), Sweet Bubble, Downhill, Architecture (technical writing font), Wisethink (rough brush), Emerald, Ghotic, Oakland (signage script), Parthenon (signage script), Strawberry Night (script), the formal calligraphic font Beauty Athena, the inline font Epicentrum, and the signature font Attitude in 2018.
Typefaces from 2019: Graffity, Brandy Script (monoline), Downhill, Concept (sketched, blueprint font), Konya (signature script), Blacksmith, Curve Calibration (condensed sans). Graphicriver link. Creative Fabrica link. Another Fontbundles link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Indonesian creator in Jakarta (b. 1985). 7NTypes includes several designers, including Keithzo, but Situjuh Nazara is the founder and main contributor. Creator of The Amazing Grace (2012), Twofold Uncomplete Design (2012), Alighty Nesia (2012, an open geometric sans family), Gratis (2012, free headline sans), C7Nazara (2012) and Situjuh Hand (2012, a curly typeface).
Typefaces from 2014: Smoolthan (monoline organic sans), Remponk (multilined), Playsir (comic book typeface), Defonarts, Tulisan Tangan 74, Fortheenas_01, Evogria (bold and mechanical), Anysome, Blackplotan, Dotcirful (dot matrix typeface), Handgley, Brokeren (techno sans), Headsome&Modif.
Typefaces from 2015: Manophiser (sans), Theodista Decally (upright connected script), Upbolters (a macho sans caps typeface).
Typefaces from 2016: Cutrims (a polygonal typeface), Xacose.
Typefaces from 2017: Blessing in Disguise, Chirota (hand-crafted), Hastoler, Merysha-Italic, Merysha (serif), SHAOutline, ShareHappinessAround (rounded sans), SomethingLooksNatural, Tentram-Italic, Tentram, Reitam (sans), Myfrida, Ribeat (smooth brush), Etchas, Goeslim, JulySeventh, Justtellmewhat, Offerings, Prohandy, Reprineato, Steagisler, Stea, Miss Nealy, Hastro, Dialoegue, Kisah Ceritra, Chesan, Boxise, Creword, Breetty, Anydore (calligraphic), Brushaff, Budiyaya (brush), Brotherina (connected script), Chosence (sans family), Handycheera, Aulyars (calligraphic script), Molleat.
Typefaces from 2018: Freshness, Christed, Xyling, Youthing October Fourteen, Kayskew October Eleven, Hoty, Friday October Twelve, Codian October Nine (art deco), Caboge, Stripe October Seven, Nesdate October Ten, Codian October Eight, Odian October Nine, Stripe Shadow October Seven, Clambake October Six, Lovina October Five, Grande October Four, Grande October Three, The October Two, The October One, Favoner One, Homade McRacken, Besta Baru, Srows, Sanson, Bestar, Kathen, Byby, Charilla, CuteBeSpecial, FriendlySchoolmates-Italic, FriendlySchoolmates, GirlsMarks, HeartWarming, HeartWarmingExtra, Kaylonick, LearnShareColaborate-Bold, Mergic, MOGrhythm, OpenMinded, OpenMindedInside, PassiontoAction, PassiontoActionSlant, TeamWork-Italic, TeamWork, Yessy, Feltarigo, Motira, Adelio Darmanto, Troche, Nicolera, Mantul, Yukikato, Gebrina, Veni, Onadio, Aliena, Gabelisa, Still Loving, Shink, Sottee, Milyone, Kelidya, Yuliya, Hestina, Masbro, Goday, Milgun, Togetha, Thisay, Dhitha, Charline, Briany, Candire, Arinda, Anglena, Abilya, Story of Super Boys, Richela Kids, Seelyn, Pulen, Podo Moro, Sri Muliyo, Neigfriste, Hardino (monoline script), Purple River, Yoshephin, Theola Kids, All Season, All Season Ornaments, Hello Teman, Attracted Monday, Cirquesa, Hopeitissed (signage script), Hettas, Certhas, Fattana, Qeiza, Having Fun, Flotta, Soe, Misses, Siry, Mommy's Kitchen, Thany, Mother's Touches, Create Something Today, Well Bred, Cheria, Beatific Margella, Hidea, Gobold Blocky, Riztteen, Stika, Bintar, Ginta, Menscho, Hilona, Dehasta Momentos, Mungkin, Shartoll Light, Robaga Rounded, Ingat, Ascota, Klapjo.
Typefaces from 2019: Dearly Loved One, Khalifa, Vesetia, Blending Attraction, Lova Valove, Quotable, The Simple One, Matchinger, Touch Over Next, Waiting For, Being Love, Lova Valove Serif, Clawster, Hopia, Sanson, Being Love Sans, Back To Ancient Time, Protector, Mystag, Oreta, Dearly Loved Slab One, Yep, Nuaz (a stitching font), Bronice, Nesdate October Ten.
Designer for ITF, most of whose fonts were published by Red Rooster. List (all ITF/Red Rooster unless otherwise specified):
Turkish type designer in Izmir (b. 1964) who sells through MyFonts. Ahmet graduated from Hacettepe University in 1989. He founded the commercial typefoundry Aatype.
In 2011, Ahmet created the art deco chic family Turquoise, the techno sans family Altuna Sans, the semi-hand-printed Shirin, and the organic and elliptical monoline sans family Deria Sans. Sterk (2011) is a legible and open masculine sans family. Glode (2011) is a masculine geometric sans family. Calligra (2011) is an elegant almost calligraphic flared sans. Ephesus (+Shadow) is a caps-only titling sans family. Tillom (2011) is an elegant decorative face. Ondule (2011) is a horizontally-striped texture face. Brounde (2011) is a rounded monoline slab family. Eggy (2011) is a monoline sans display typeface with slightly shaky outlines. Uno (2011) is an organic display face. The display sans Veberk (2011) has contrast and style.
Typefaces made in 2012: Halis Grotesque, Uneven (a bold poster typeface family), Ferforje (curly all caps face), Daphne (a hand-drawn all caps poster family), Mancho (a stylish caps only sans family), Cillop (elliptical sans), Typonil (elliptical sans), Omar (squarish poster font), Gulyesa Script (a beautiful informally hand-printed poster typeface), Smyrna (hand-printed poster face).
Typefaces from 2013: Minik (a great hand-drawn typeface with tall ascenders and descenders), Festivo Letters (a popular hand-made layered font system with 19 fonts numbered No1 through No19; see also Festivo LC, 2014, which has new sketches, shadows and ornaments), Halis Rounded, Troia (a flexible sans family).
Typefaces from 2015: Racon (weathered type, perhaps letterpress emulation), Masif (heavy brush script renamed Pitos after 24 hours, most likely after a complaint from Monotype who markets a Steve Matteson font called Massif---Ahmet should have ignored that request as Monotype itself ignored Jean Joveneaux, who created another font called Massif in 1957, decades before Matteson's font), Deepika (swashy script), Tropen.
Typefaces from 2017: Buket (an 18-font collection including Marquee, Roman Shiny, Fat Sketch, Script, Decorative Shiny, Basic Retro, and Prismatic).
Typefaces from 2018: Narin. A geometric sans family with rounded corners.
Born in 1945 in Kayseri, Turkey, Abdullah Tasci entered the Fine Arts Academy in 1967 and graduated from the Graphic Department in 1972. In 1982 he became Assistant Professor at Mimar Sinan University, and retired in 2000. In retirement, he designed font families such as Tasci Kursiv (2000, calligraphic), Tasci Kufi, Tasci Calligraphy and Nokta. Kufiz (2000, Latin) was influenced by the engravings of the Ottoman art and Rumi ornamentations. Tasci Kufi (2009) is constructivist. In 2010, he created the Tasci Sans, Serif and Tasci Condensed families. Tascinorm was published in 2014. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Varanasi, India-based designer of the modular Latin typeface Elegance (2016). During her studies at IIT Jabalpur, Abhilasha Jaiswal designed the compass-and-ruler monoline rounded sans typeface Gol (2016) for Devanagari. She drew a textured set of zodiac symbols, a blackletter alphabet, and a Latin poster alphabet in 2016. [Google] [More] ⦿
Studio in Banda Aceh, Indonesia. Creators of the Arabic simulation typeface Alkhalam (2015), the calligraphic Cobully Script (2016), Aventurine Script (2016), the hand-crafted Skyfall (2016, marker pen style), Gondez (2016) and Asaina (2016), and the brush script typeface Sikula (2016). Behance link. Creative Market link. [Google] [More] ⦿
This outfit used to sell and give away fonts made by Stirling H. Alexander until it closed in 1996. Based in Orinda, California, they also were into custom handwriting and custom calligraphic fonts. Free typefaces included Lingbats and Ling Print Brush. Alexander made a dozen fonts in all. Acutetype morphed into a porn site and then another site since 1996, but Stirling H. Alexander has nothing to do with that. [Google] [More] ⦿
Aka Iorveth Aen Seidhe. Katowice, Poland-based designer of the display typeface Slowglass (2017), the rune simulation font Pertho (2016) and the penis font Semi (2016). He also made several interesting calligraphic pieces. Aka Quadratype. Devian Tart link. Dafont link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Florence, Italy-based designer of the free calligraphic typeface Perale (2016) and the fun Peignotian typefaces LH Stan and LH Ollie (2017), where LH stands for Laurel and Hardy.
Jakarta, Indonesia-based designer of these local language fonts in 2014-2015: Prayara (for Kawi), Godhong (for Javanese), Kamo (for Javanese), Ngrawit, Palataran (for Balinese), Liwet (for Sundanese), Lontara and Lontaraq (for Buginese), Wijaya (for Kawi), Mulawarman (for Pallava), Pustaha (for Batak), Lilitan (for Balinese), Aturra (for Javanese), Wulang (for Javanese; based on the 19th century calligraphic handwriting of Serat Jayalengkara Wulang), Tantular (a humanist sans for Latin, Balinese, Batak, Bugis, and Kawi).
Designer of the multiscript Bodoni typeface Kasira (2015), which covers Latin, Cyrillic, Greek, and Balinese, and the Javanese fonts Nawatura (2016), Bangil (2016) and Makara (2016).
Typefaces from 2017, designed during his studies at Parahyangan University in Bandung: Nakea (Javanese), Pustaka (Javanese).
Typefaces from 2018: Batangan (Javanese), Kavali (Sundanese), Jogjakartaip (Javenese), Salapa (for Lontara script), Pustaka Bali (Balinese), Nawatura, Istaka, Dioharudin (Cirebonese script). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Aerotype is a foundry in Camarillo, CA (formerly in Glendale, CA). It sells the typefaces of Stephen Miggas. Many types were designed around 1998, and most were rejuvenated and updated in 2005. A list of Aerotype's typefaces typefaces:
In 2015, he published the connected swashy script typeface Octavia Script, the brush scripts Carbonera and Shallom, the hand-lettered Vanilla Daisy Script and Mightype, the watercolor script Hollycakes, and the connected Brayden Script (and Sans).
Typefaces from 2016: Drustic Daily, Karlberg Script, Ecosmith Script, Halosense Script (calligraphic), Lunar Cone (connected layered script), Clarkson Script, Salvador Script, Salvador Serif, Salvador Condensed, La Venice Script (retro signage lettering).
Typefaces from 2017: Clarkson Script (brush lettering), Bignord Vintage (with Fauzan Rafhy), Douglas Collection (12 fonts: Aaronade Script, Ancaster Script, Burlington, Calgury, Montreal Rounded, Morphic 60s, Norwood Old, Ogdensburgh, Palmeira, Rutland Extended, Wolves Sans, Wolves Serif), Almost Lover, Rhythmic Dances (rough script), Sevastian (layered font set), Rustling Trees (dry brush), Little Karla Script.
Typefaces from 2018: Figuera Variable (a late Victorian, early art nouveau typeface family; variable font format), Brignola (a calligraphic penmanship script), Eastside Brush (a brush signage script done with Angga Kristiandri), Marshfield, C'est La Vie (font duo), Chivels (a vintage typeface done with Angga Kristiandri at Abbassy Studio), Sevastian (a layered font family), Drustic Dialy (weathered; with Angga Kristiandri), Elli Bellie (calligraphic). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Aga Silva is an ex-architect/urban designer, who now lives in Krakow, Poland. Creator of the Glitter family (kaleidoscopic, star-shaped, and possibly of use as snow fonts), Stars Promo (2012), Ivy Tiles (2012), Lillius (2012, floral and froggy dingbats), Maya Tiles (2012), Ballpen (2012, hand-printed), Mickey Script (2012), and Nillie's Love Letters (2012).
In 2011, Aga designed Grand Duchess (script face), Rosette110621 (kaleidoscopic dingbats), Brasserie (connected script), Marker Script, Skarpa LT (an avant-garde hairline face), Skarpa Regular, Skarpa Bold, Auld Magick (blackletter), Two Am, and Fantasy Dingbats.
Typefaces from 2015: Skarpa Round, Nistiver (calligraphic script), Lavenda (calligraphic script).
Typefaces from 2016: Lidaxid (connected script), Hinzatis (calligraphic script), Roicamonta Basic (connected calligraphic script), Monmica Fancy, Bisalir (heavy script), Piambis (thick signage script), Piambis Round, Piambis Sharp.
Agathe M. Joyce
Cataleya Butcher (aka Agathe M. Joyce) is a Mauritius-based designer, b. 1983. She created Waving at Christmas (2018, a textured script), Beauty in the Ordinary (2018), the calligraphic script typeface Black Sneakers (2018), Strike Your Path (2018), Smile of the Ocean (2018), Harmonious Calendar (2018), Ladybirds (2018), Cherishing Moments (2018), Delicious Adventures (2018), Beautiful and Openhearted (2018), The Championship (2018: sports signage script), Mysterious Elegance (2018), Gentleman in the Shadow (2018), Miraculous Christmas (2017), Athena of the Ocean (2017), Mechanic of the Heart (2017), Heartbeat in Christmas (2017), Fascinating Celestina (2017), Enchanting Celebrations (2017), Refreshing And Softening (2017), Mauritian Vibration (2017), Laughing and Smiling (2017), Pictorial Signature (2017), Blueline Paradise (2017), Special Valentine (2017), Chocolate and Delight (2017), Elegant and Sensational (2017), Sleeping in Castleland (2017), Children of the Starlight (2017), Sweetheart Birthday (2017), Fire on the Mountain (2017), Motherland (2017), Back From The Dead (2017), Dancing in the Rainbow (2017), Saturday be like Madness (2017), Painting in the Sunlight (2017), Bread & Cheese (2017), Margueritas (2017), Capinella ou Beaujolais (2017), Quantum of Mechanic (2017), Ombeline Ludolphides (2017), Jeans & Fashions (2017), The Night Creatures (2017: vampire script), Agua de Jamaica (2017), Surfing Kiteboarding (2017), Champion Shipmate (2017), Marchand de Venise (2017), The Black Pearl (2017), Matador de Nimes (2017), Jardin Des Bermudes (2017), Stranger Back in the Night (2017), Marguaritas (2017), Soulmaker in the Mountains (2016), Ornament of Archaeological (2016), Fontaine de Diamant (2016), Atelier du Machiniste (2016), Heart Romance (2016), Sanctuaire du Machiniste (2016), Midnight Legend (2016), Valentina de Queensland (2016), Seduction of Cristabelle (2016) and Alexandra Orléans (2016), the signage scripts Rocking Season (2016) and Acceleration Reaction (2016), the rough typeface Road of Deal (2016), the plump typeface Docteur Tacotac (2016), and the vampire script Castle Octopus (2016). Home page. [Google] [More] ⦿
The Sackers family (Monotype, and before that Agfa) is a vintage typeface family. Its members:
As a whole, this is an elegant but curious collection. There are few clues as to its origins, which may be a bit louche because we can easily recognize Engravers Gothic in the Sackers Gothic, for example. All typefaces look like they originate in the 19th century, and started probably out as engraved (copperplate) lettering.
Aka Vuuuds. Denpasar, Indonesia-based designer of these typefaces in 2018: Theory, Ezalor (an inky script), Chase (a clean geometric sans family), Manila, Stay, Mono, Lipstick 9a signature font), Figo (an inky script), New (sans), York (script), Roth, Reusk Script, Paris, Adelia, Rosie Kiley (a font duo consisting of the titling typeface Track and the script typeface Kiley), Artemis Script, Anter Script, Gloams, Redge, Muster Script, Stylish Script, Georgia Script.
Typefaces from 2017: Bianca (signature font), Lisbeth Script, Wilder Script, Kalisa (signature font), The Bloom, Earnis, Mient, Styler, Erily Script, Miyuki (calligraphic), Mussie, Kesley Script, Faust Script, Recolter (a stunning poster typeface), Caities, Emily (script), Roth, Hukster, Rovist Script, Renith (connected script).
Typefaces from 2016: Hulleva, Callet, Theos Script, Void (rounded sans), Lemonia, Revel (script), First Text (primitive script), Magical Script, Mauret Script (calligraphic), Rosgart (a signature font), Plore (experimental sans), Murtics (a signature font), Infister (minimalist modernist sans), Beafust, Astter (calligraphic script), Humos (connected school script), Hullist (connected handwriting), Happy Tum, Little Bite (children's book font), Millace (calligraphic script), Grafter (connected signage font), Elgard (brush script), Flotus (calligraphic), Pitter (fat finger font), Scripter (formal calligraphic style), Muffet (connected monoline script), Waltus Script (calligraphic and connected), Feruci, Evertype, Breital Script, Castellia, Enough Script, Rollfunk, Hottuf, Staiger (script), Fintype, Themost Script (calligraphic), Fuster Script.
In 2015, he made the brush script typefaces Mauvet Rios, Reusk (a great informal calligraphic typeface), Mostter (calligraphic script), Foldeck (a rounded monoline sans), Quickfox, Serffost, Hurgey, Gothup, Gullick, Wilfur Script and Barkless, the hairline script font Catties, the fine hand-drawn poster font Monofor, the hand-crafted connected script fonts Wellone, Anter Script, Cindelia, Ruffest and Perston, the handpainted Emillyne, Herlock, Forsa, the calligraphic font Herfume (loaded with alternates), the hand-crafted font family Latype (Brush, Hand, Script, Serif, Condensed, Sans, Extras), the brush typefaces Nufertum (a great medieval travel log script), Nufertum Sans, Northline, Stokebridge, Fouyers Script, Heiger Script and Wayback, and of the handwriting font Allegate. He also designed Bubble Tea, Whalerig, Klasdot, Hello June, Retro Board, London Train, Rope&Bag, Strip Box, Yellow Jelly, Wide West, Funky Disco, Fat Burger, Sweet Lollipop, Dance Club, Crazy Type, Avicelyns (a connected script), Blackyard (a monoline connected script), Nanoline Icons which contains 2061 icons divided into 30+ categories: symbol, weather, building, financial & shopping, user, emoticon, hand gesture, medicine, body parts, image, audio, video, music, charts, map, security, document, furniture, kitchen, drink, fruit, food, chat, email, tools, text, communication, business, time, science, laundry, zodiac, kids, energy, animal, clouds, transportation). [Google] [More] ⦿
Pakistani calligrapher who developed the calligraphic Urdu script Noori Nastaliq in the 1970s. It was sold by (Agfa) Monotype but since 2009, copyright and trademark of the font has returned to Tariq Jamil Mirza / Ahmed Mirza Jamil. He has been awarded with TAMGHA-I-IMTIAZ by the government of Pakistan in 1982. [Google] [More] ⦿
Yogyakarta, Indonesia-based designer of the script typefaces Blasty (2017), Sweet Saturday (2017) and Bianglala (2017), and the calligraphic typeface Dandelion Script (2017). Graphicriver link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Bandung, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1988) of the modular display typeface Kurawal (2013) that is based on compositions of curly brackets. In 2015, he designed the angry brush typeface Violence, the connected creamy script Nurture (2015), the hand-crafted sans typeface Imperioosa (2015), the connected Fabulous, and the watercolor brush script Sweetiest.
Typefaces from 2016: Holiday (17-script family), Dreadful (a layered Halloween typeface family, with dingbats), Casual Brush, Lucidity (signage script), Euphoria (Victorian), The Painter, Minority (very condensed hand-lettered typeface), Thunderstorm.
Typefaces from 2017: Tjikapoendoeng Script (formal calligraphic script by Ricky Rinaldi and Juru Aksara), Lovadelic (psychedelic), Neptunian (dry brush), The Moonlight (comic book script), Savath (a horror font), MacLaurent (tattoo font).
Typefaces from 2018: Lucidity (Psych, Expand, Extras: psychedelic / art nouveau trio), Winter Is Coming (a beatnik font), The Beardy, Dreadful (a layered horror movie font), Saturday Night (a great retro disco poster typeface family with a particularly striking interlocking style).
Designer at MvB Design of these fonts: AcmeAnimals (1993), AcmeDinosaurs (1993), AcmeExpressions (1993), AcmeGreenGarden (1994), AcmeSportsGames (1993), AcmeWhatever (1995), AuntMildred (1995), MVB Fantabular and MVB Fantabular Sans (2002, a monospaced typewriter family), the HotsyTotsy family (1995-1996, with Mark van Bronkhorst), MVB Pedestria Pict (2002, dingbats), MVB Pedestria (2002, sans family), MVB Grenadine One and Two (2003, sans families).
Born in 1960 in Niigata, Japan. Studied at the Musashino Art University in Tokyo. He also studied calligraphy at the London College of Printing. He became a freelance designer in 1997. Akira Kobayashi, who was based in Tokyo prior to his move to the Franfurt area, is an accomplished type designer who has created numerous typefaces for Sha-Ken, Dainippon Screen (where he made the kanji font Hiragino Mincho), TypeBank (from 1993-1997), ITC and Linotype, where he is Type Director since 2001. Interview. His numerous awards include the Type Directors Club awards in 1998 (ITC Woodland), 1999 (the art deco styled ITC Silvermoon, and ITC Japanese Garden), and 2000 (FF Clifford), the 1999 Kyrillitsa award for ITC Japanese Garden, the 3rd International Digital Type Design Contest by Linotype Library (for the informal and quirky 4-style Linotype Conrad (1999): Linotype states that Kobayashi took his inspiration from a print typeface of the 15th century created by two German printers named Konrad Sweynheim and Arnold Pannartz), and the 5th Morisawa International Typeface Competition (in which he received an Honourable Mention for his typeface Socia Oldstyle). CV at bukvaraz. Interview in 2006. His typefaces:
Speaker at ATypI 2012 in Hong Kong: Rounded sans in Japan.
Akmal van Roem
Akufadhl (was: Alternatype, or: Akutype, or: Alterna Typefoundry)
Cairo, Egypt-based designer, who hails from Surakarta, Indonesia, b. 1996. Akufadhl, or Fadhl Waliy Haqq, or Fadhl Waliy Ul Haqq, started Alternatype, then Akutype, then Akufadhl, and finally Eyetype.
Creator of the free brush typeface Bruss (2015), the hand-crafted Talisman (2015), Labours (2015) and Summer Time (2015), the vintage sans typeface Manufactur (2015), the vintage titling typeface Kertayasa (2015), the marker typeface Halfway (2015), the watercolor brush face Hale (2015), the free display typeface Biliru (2015), the hand-crafted Supreme (2015), and the spurred display typeface Travelo (2015).
Typefaces from 2016: Amarylis, Protea, Geda Brush (thick and inky), Tarquin AT (+Stencil), Macaron (elegant hand-crafted style), The Falcone, Supreme (hand-crafted), Rolade (rounded sans).
Typefaces from 2019: Genia, Crude Sketch Sans.
Alan Blackman has a BA in anthropolgy and sociology from Queens Collede, NY (1950) and a BLitt in social anthropology from Oxford University, England (1957). He graduated from the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland in the late 1950s. He was a letterform instructor at the Academy of Art College in San Francisco. His first typeface, Galahad (Adobe, 1995), is calligraphic, elegant and rough-edged.
In 2012, he published the smilie alphading typeface Say Cheese at Linotype.
Prolific type designer, b. London, 1951. Alan started working in 1970 for Graphic Systems as a lettering artist. In 1975, he joined Letraset as the Senior Type Designer and Studio Manager where he was responsible for all the artwork produced by the Letraset studio. During his tenure at Letraset, he designed over 40 popular typefaces, including Bramley, Candice, Bickley Script and Belwe. Most of these typefaces also showed up in the Scangraphic collection. Together with type director Colin Brignall, Alan contributed to the success of Letraset. All the original typographic artwork produced at Letraset was produced by hand cutting the fonts in Rubylith, a highly-skilled technique known as stencil cutting. Alan was responsible for training the entire Letraset studio in this art. Most of the original Letraset artwork has now been archived at St. Brides Printing Library, London. Today, Alan works independently, specializing in all facets of corporate identity including type design, typography, packaging, and development of logos and symbols.
Alandya Type Foundry
Aceh, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1986) of the script typefaces Champagne (2018), Anne de Marie (2018: a heavy calligraphic script), Dealissha (2018), Sky High (2018) and Meikayla (2018), and the monoline script typeface Beloved (2018). [Google] [More] ⦿
Albert J. Kim
Type designer for PhotoLettering Inc in the photo type era. His type designs include Akimbo 2, Akimbo 3, Brush Bold, Brush Animated Condensed, Brush Expanded 7, Brush Upright 9, Brush Upright Condensed 8, Brush Upright X Condensed 8, Brush Upright X Condensed 10, Caslon Schoolbook, Caslon Schoolbook 7, Caslon Schoolbook Italic 4, Cartoon Medium, Classic Script, Flamingo 2, Flamingo 5, Flight, Frolic Bodoni, Frolic Medium, Knockout, Marionette, Nolan Roman, Rodeo, Rodeo Script, Rumba 7. Vagabond Condensed. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic and type designer, and calligrapher, in Madrid. In 2012, he published Publia Text, a wedge serif newspaper text and headlines typeface during his postgraduate type design studies at the European Institute of Design in Madrid. Publia Text was published by Comando Cran.
Calligraphy and typography teacher in Veracruz, Mexico. Creator of Carabali, Mercedes (sans), the top or bottom half-only alphabet font Mocha (2004), Cartel Extendida and Border, mentioned here. [Google] [More] ⦿
Aceh, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1993) who specializes in formal calligraphic typefaces. Creator of the thin calligraphic typefaces Yesterday (2017: upright) and Jazzi Script (2017), and the swashy formal calligraphic typefaces Peaches (2017), and Sinday College (2017).
Typefaces from 2018: Malikon, The Duality, Karmila Script (a signature font), William Duke (a great formal calligraphic script), Differenlight (Spencerian calligraphic), Stipa Willington (formal calligraphic), Gatlik Saphir (formal calligraphic), Lile Dahliya (formal penmanship calligraphy), Bulgattie (copperplate calligraphy). [Google] [More] ⦿
Yogyakarta, Indonesia-based designer of Faradilla (2018: calligraphic), Travel Soulmates (2018, +Weight, +Signature), Everything (2018: calligraphic), Beckman Demons (2018: signature script), Dialova (2018), The Attention (2018), Billortte Two (2018), Billortte One (2018), American (2018: a signature script), Iwanbanaran Weight (2018), Gulya Script (2018), Letternisa (2018, a calligraphic script), Khatmadu (2018: calligraphic), Via Vallen (2018: calligraphic), Jean Jingga (2018, monoline script), Georgia (2018), Middletown (2018), Jonas Beckman (2018: a signature font), Srikonitta Script (2018: smooth brush), Asgar (2018), Banggar (2018: a great signature font), Ectomorph (2018), Brainlove (2018), Vanilla Mermaid (2018), Charlotte Calligraphy (2018), Annisa Script (2018), Ubur Ubur (2018), Good Egg (2018), Pink Script (2018) and Ma Fille (2018).
Typefaces from 2019: Eden Hazard, Farrina, The Capone Gang Bege, Ninja Julietta, Black Mamba, Charlotte Paraline, Babes & Bridal, Fantasy Hollow, Yussan, Marrisa, Riding Monday, Landing Surely, Elyn Alina, Choco & Chips, Singapore Landscape, Almond Latte, Blueno Chocolate, Chocolatte, Insta Story. Graphicriver link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer who lives in Buenos Aires and who teaches graphic design and typography at the Universidad de Buenos Aires. He has worked as an art director in prestigious Argentina-based studios, handling high-profile corporate brands such as Arcor, Marta Harff, Morph, SC Johnson, Danone, and Movicom. He runs Estudio Paul. Professor at Facultad de Arquitectura, Universidad de Buenos Aires. Co-creator, with Apostrophe at Apostrophic Laboratory, of Usenet (2000), FontCop I through IV (2000) and the pixel font family Cayetano. Published the dot matrix font Stardust with T-26 in 2000. Designed the gorgeous font Elektora in 2000. He developed with Michael Lynch a 17-font Tennis set of grid-based pixel fonts. At Typeworx, he published Reflex (2002), a commercial 6-style unicase font family. Another web site by Alejandro. Cofounder of DAS, a design studio in Buenos Aires.
Cofounder of Sudtipos (2003), where he does custom work and creates new typefaces.
Still at Sudtipos, he digitized the beautiful handwriting/calligraphic typefaces by Angel Koziupa called Alma (2005), Murga, Habano and Tiza, which together with his script typeface Argenta (2004), Oxida (2005), the medieval script typeface Mama Script (2004, designed with Alfredo Graziani), Divina (2004, with Alfredo Graziani), and the sans family Kautiva (2004) can be bought via Umbrella Type.
Herencia (2004, a handwriting typeface done with Diego Giaccone), Grover (2004, slab serif), Milk Script (2004, with Alfredo Graziani), Mama Script (2004, with Alfredo Graziani), Politica (2004, a techno typeface with a very thin Thin weight) are at Sudtipos.
The Bluemlein Scripts (2004-2005, Umbrella and Veer) are based on the calligraphic renderings of Charles Bluemlein, shown in a 1943 ink catalog: Miss Le Gatees, Mr Rafkin, Mr Keningbeck, Mr Lackboughs, Lady Dawn, Mrs Von Eckley, Mr Sheppards, Mr Dafoe, Mr Canfields, Mr Stalwart, Mr Sandsfort, Mr Leopolde, Mr DeHaviland, Mr Blaketon, Miss Stanfort, Miss Packgope, Miss Fajardose, Mrs Saint-Delafield, Mrs Blackfort, Mr Sopkin, Mr Sheffield, Miss Lankfort, Herr Von Muellerhoff, Dr Sugiyama, Dr Carbfred. (Note: Soft Horizon's Lainie Day (1993) is an earlier free font in the style of Lady Dawn and Mr Lackboughs). In 2011, that series was made available at Google Web Fonts.
Sudestada (2005, Sudtipos) is a handwriting script developed with Diego Giaccone. Cuisine (2005, Umbrella Type) is an informal bold script. Mousse Script (2005, Sudtipos) is based on Glenmoy, a 1932 Stephenson Blake typeface. Suave Script (2005) is a 4am jazz bar script. Ministry (2005) is related in style but less funky, Chocolate (2005) is for sales ads, and Cenizas (2005, with Angel Koziupa) is straight from an old manuscript.
Whomp (2006, Umbrella) was based on a partial sign-painting font by Alf Becker (1930s), and so was Buffet Script (2006, Sudtipos). Affair (2006, Umbrella) is swashy and calligraphic, while Candy Script (2007) and its italic version Sugar Pie (2011) are based on Argentina's market lettering. Galgo Script (2007) is a brush calligraphic font based on a design of Angel Koziupa.
Burgues Script (2007) is an ornate calligraphic script based on the lettering of calligraphy teacher Louis Madarasz (1859-1910) (award at TDC2 2008). Burgues Script, Adios Script (2008: it won an award at TDC2 2009), Feel Script and Sugar Pie all won awards at Tipos Latinos 2008.
Sinfonieta (2006) and Buffet Script are fifties style connected scripts. Feel Script (2007) is based on lettering that calligrapher and logo designer Rand Holub created in 1950 and that was subsequently captured in Intertype's typeface Monterey (1958). Some letterforms were redrawn from vintage American magazine ads (some by Holub himself), Cuisine (2008, food advertising script), Pronto (2008, comic book style, by Alejandro Paul and Angel Koziupa), Grover (2004, rounded sans family), Grover Slab (2004). Burgues Script, Adios Script, Feel Script and Sugar Pie all won awards at Tipos Latinos 2008. Calgary Script (2008, Umbrella) is a pure signpainting job.
Accolades from all typophiles for his calligraphic wunderkind, Compendium (2008).
Speaker at ATypI 2009 in Mexico City.
The year 2010 starts off with a bang, five awards at Tipos Latinos 2010: a grand prize for Brownstone Sans, and four standard awards, for Semilla, Kewl Script (for food packaging and store windows), Calgary Script, and for Business Penmanship.
Typefaces from 2010 include the baseball lettering typeface Fan Script and the tattoo script face Piel Script (piel=skin), which was influenced by Burgues Script and more remotely by showcard lettering by B. Boley (1930s, Sign of the Times Magazine). Piel Script won an award at Tipos Latinos 2012.
He added one retro connected signage font to the Filmotype collection in 2012, called Filmotype Kitten (original from 1955). Filmotype Zephyr (2012) is an italic roman formal script. Filmotype Yukon (2012) is inspired by the classic Palmer style of penmanship.
Storefront (2012) is a swashy signage typeface based on an incomplete alphabet by Alf Becker.
His signage script typeface Hipster Script won an award in the TDC 2012 competition and at Tipos Latinos 2012.
Typefaces from 2013: Rolling Pen (a connected script that recalls the business penmanship genre), Bellissima Script (based on a copperplate calligraphic alphabet from Bellezas de la Caligrafía by Ramón Stirling, 1844).
In 2014, he helped Panco Sassano, a lettering artist and illustrator from Mar del Plata, who designed the wide connected semi-calligraphic handwriting typeface Horizontes Script (Horizontes subsequently won an award at Tipos Latinos 2016). Still in 2014, he published the fat packaging or signage script Bowling Script, which is based on Freely Drawn Italic, a non-font alphabet by Ernst Bentele (1953).
In 2015, Alejandro Paul, Yani Arabena and Guille Vizzari combined forces in the signage script typeface Quotes (Script+Caps) (2015, Sudtipos).
Merengue Script (2015, with Panco Sassone) is a fun creamy script, ideal for pastry shops, tea rooms or supermarkets.
Steak (2016) is a connected vintage signage script based on an Alf Becker design.
Envelove (2017) is a script typeface family consisting of Script, Icons, and Caps, designed at Sudtipos by Yani Arabena, Guille Vizzari, and Alejandro Paul. Winner at Tipos Latinos 2018 of a type design award for Envelove.
Still in 2017, Guille Vizzari and Alejandro Paul co-designed the great Moleskine notebook-inspired typeface family Proprietor. Proprietor comes in Script, Icon, Deco, Wide, Open and Roman styles. It won an award at Tipos Latinos 2018.
Rigatoni (2017): A skyline didone based on mid-20th century example by Eugen Nerdinger.
Bibliophile Script (2017). A pair of copperplate calligraphic typefaces.
Newbery Sans Pro (2018). A simple workhorse sans typeface family that is inspired by German industrial design and the lettering of Eugen Nerdinger.
Winner at Tipos Latinos 2018 of a type design award for Tennis Set, Bibliophile Script, French Bulldog, Envelove, La Taqueria, and Speakeasy Set (a collection of (copperplate) script, sans, modern, flare and gothic substyles).
Illustrator and graphic designer in Belgrade, Serbia, who created the retro decorative sans typeface Zavrzlama (Latin, Cyrillic) and the great calligraphic typeface Manufaktura in 2017. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graduate of Moscow University of Printing Arts in 2006 where she studied under Alexander Tarbeev. She teaches type design and typography there. In 2007, her book for Russian students on typography was published (English title: Alive Typography). She received many awards for her work and is a frequent speaker at type design conferences. In particular, she received the prestigious Prix Charles Peignot in 2013. After that she became Type Director at ParaType in Moscow.
Designer of the beautiful Cyrillic serif family Leksa (a winner at Paratype K2009) and the accompanying Leksa Sans family from 2004 until 2007. This was followed by equally gorgeous families such as Fence (2009, an ultra-fat artistic beauty). Skoropix is an experimental pixel typeface done with FontStruct.
She also made Belladonna (2008, a stunning modern typeface for Latin and Cyrillic; a winner at Paratype K2009 and Grand Prize winner at Granshan 2011), Skoropix (with FontStruct), and the experimental typeface Cless (2009). She spoke about Cyrillic at ATypI 2008 in St. Petersburg. She received a TypeArt 05 award for the display family Fourty-nine face. Alternate URL.
At MyFonts, one can buy Gorodets [2009: a Russian decoration typeface based on traditional wood-painting style from the town Gorodets on the Volga river, Russia], Leksa and Leksa Sans], Blonde Fraktur (2010: written with a quill by Alexandra Korolkova and prepared in digital form by Alexandra Pushkova), Airy (2010, a curly script), Airy Pictures (2010, animal and plant dingbats), Bowman (2010: a blackboard children's script), PT Serif (2011, Paratype's superfamily of 38 fonts, co-designed with Vladimir Yefimov and Olga Umpeleva; Open Font Library link), PT Circe (2011, a geometric sans family with a neat Thin weight; Third Prize for Cyrillic text typefaces at Granshan 2011), and Cless (2010: ultra fat and counterless).
In 2014, she cooperated with Maria Selezenava on a revamped Journal Sans typeface at Paratype, called Journal Sans New (Latin and Cyrillic). This geometric sans in the style of Erbar Grotesk and Metro Sans is a major extension of the Journal Sans typeface (1940-1956, SPA, in metal form, and 1990s in digital form). Still in 2014, she co-designed Stem, a geometric large x-height Latin / Cyrillic sans serif with optical sizing, with Isabella Chaeva and Maria Selezeneva at Paratype. This was followed in 2015 by Stem Text.
In 2015, she and Alexander Lubovenko co-designed Circe Rounded, which is an extension of her earlier Circe typeface (2011), both published by Paratype. In 2018, Paratype extended that family with Circe Slab (by Alexandra Korolkova and Olexa Volochay). Still in 2015, Alexandra Korolkova and Alexander Lubovenko published Aphrosine at Paratype, a typeface based on pointed pen script and situated somewhere between handwriting and calligraphy. Many alternatives and smart OpenType features help Aphrosine look like real handwriting.
Codesigner of Kudryashev Display (2015, Isabella Chaeva, Alexandra Korolkova and Olga Umpeleva). Kudryashev Display is a set of light and high-contrast typefaces based on Kudryashev text typeface. In addition to Kudryashev Display and Kudryashev Headline typefaces, the type family includes also two Peignotian sans-serif typefaces of the same weight and contrast, with some alternates. The serif styles were designed by Olga Umpeleva in 2011, the sans styles were created by Isabella Chaeva in 2015 with the participation of Alexandra Korolkova.
In 2016, she designed FF Carina, a delicate and absolutely stunning decorative didone.
In 2018, Alexandra Korolkova and Manvel Shmavonyan designed Fact at Paratype. Fact (2018) is based on Frutiger. The Fact type system contains 48 upright styles with variations in width and weight and eight italics of normal width. At the end of 2018, Alexandra Korolkova, Alexander Lubovenko, and the Paratype team finished Six Hands, which is a collection of six hand-crafted typefaces: Black, Brush, Chalk, Marker, Condensed and Rough.
Alex Camacho Studio
Alex Camacho Pizarro
Moscow-based artist who created these typefaces in 2016: Buena Onda, Londa (a connected script), Foie Gras (signage script), Fuego, Cama (a thick connected script), Blackthorn, Savoiardi (connected monoline script), Savoiardi Sans, Savoiardi Display, Zimbra (a zebra stripe font), Signal, the Vincent Van Gogh-inspired Absinth, the Russian fairy tale font Anchor, the hand-crafted Swan, the weathered Cliché Font, the constructed extraterrestrial font Structure, the geometric solid typeface Forma, the semi-calligraphic Absinthe and Glasgow, the calligraphic oriental brush typeface Yakudza, and the brush typefaces Augenblick and Barbada.
Typefaces from 2017: Curator (a curvy decorative didone), Gluck (a rounded monoline sans family with outlined and double outlined styles), Laser Dots, Zarathustra (a soft blackletter typeface family), Pedrera and Pedrera Script, Hooley (advertized as a party font), Forma (free counterless typeface), Fuego (calligraphic script), Arc Boutant (a vintage ballpoint-laden text typeface), Moloko (script), Etalon (a 33-style organic sans family), Molodos All Caps, Click (Stripes, Black), Geometry Pair, Venzel (an interesting experimental deco typeface), Batllo (inspired by Gaudi), Pluma (handwriting).
Typefaces from 2018: Pistoletto (a jelly or toothpaste script inspired by the work of Roy Lichtenstein and Michelangelo Pistoletto), Lento (a monoline script family), Rajomon (a dry brush typeface), Solomonk (an inky script), Ma Tilda, Warka, Abudabi (connected script), Lunar, Tilda (a monoline sans with character), Jeunes (connected script), Danken (a textured all caps typeface family), Salud (a hand-drawn slab serif, with some interesting sketched and arched styles), Hoochie, Brutto (stencil with alyering and coloring potential), Hvala, Mafond (slab serif), Tadaam, Liberal (a simple monoline sans).
Typefaces from 2019: New Lobster (sigange script).
Author of Decorative Alphabets and Initials and History and technique of lettering (1957, New York). Digital fonts based on his work include Swan Song (2006, Canada Type) and NesbittDecoCaps (2006, David Kettlewell). [Google] [More] ⦿
Saint Petersburg, Russia-based designer of Art Font (2016), Rustica (2015, calligraphic alphabet), Rust Cursiv (2015), Antiqua Cvadrato (2015), Capitalis Roman (2014, a calligraphic alphabet), Futurista (2015). In 2016, he designed the hand-drawn typeface Krita. [Google] [More] ⦿
Artist and illustrator in Kazakhstan. Specializing in decorative caps typefaces, he created Isometric (2015, 3d caps), Funny Cartoon (2015), Mechanical (2015), Headline Serif (2015), Funny Summer (2015), Cartoon Robot (2015), Cartoon Colorful Robot (2015), and Headline Bold Serif (2015). In 2016, he designed the vector format typeface Aweseome Script. [Google] [More] ⦿
Alexandr Galuzin (was: Tangramus)
Pavlodar, Kazakhstan-based designer (b. 1987) of the medieval calligraphic typeface Square Capitals (2014, Latin and Cyrillic), the uncial typeface Uncial (2015) and the Trajan typeface Capitalis Monumentalis (2015). In 2015, he designed the angular and angry straight-edged typeface KZ Kirpich, the tangram-inspired German expressionist typeface Tangramus, and the Latin / Cyrillic deco typeface Kvadrat.
In 2015, he set up the commercial typefoundry Alexandr Galuzin. His first commercial typeface is Golovolomka (a modern blackletter).
In 2017, he designed the fat stenci typeface Growling.
Russian designer of typefaces who collaborates with Ivan Zeifert and specializes in revivals, cyrillizations and beautiful digitizations, some of them done with Anatole Gophmann. There have been complaints about her practice of borrowing fonts from type designers without asking. One typophile writes: I have cracked open fonts she claims as hers, Bolero, Bickham and others, she has copied and pasted glyphs, copyright data, added Cyrillic and changed the copyright string. As an example, Angelica is a copy of Alejandro Paul's Miss Fajardose. Alejandro has drawn the numerals in his font in 2004 to accompany the letters found in an old catalog of alphabets. There is no other source of the numerals, and Angelica has them. Michael Clark writes: I initiated a battle with the illustrious Alexandra "Bitch" from Russia who has renamed Pouty (FontBureau) and copyrighted [it as] Bolero. She and her partner Anatoly shithead. Available on Fonts101.com for anyone who wants it free. The ass's site, Jagdesh, is in Pakistan and we cannot touch him. 260+ viewings and 140+ downloads. Let's see that is 1400$ I will never see! Others have complained as well about her practice of taking and extending fonts without permission. Anyway, her "fonts" are:
Alias is a typefoundry and graphic design agency founded by David James and Gareth Hague, and is based in London. Their fonts can be bought through T-26, ITF and/or FontWorks UK. They also did substantial corporate type design work.
Partial font list: AES (1995, David James), August (1996, a fifties font by Gareth Hague), Caustic (2012, calligraphic script family), Elephant (1994-1995, Gareth Hague), Enabler (1995, David James), Factory, Granite (1995, Gareth Hague), Harbour (1998, Gareth Hague), Intimo (2000), Jackdaw (1997, Gareth Hague), Jude, Key, Klute (1997, Gareth Hague), Mantis (1996, Gareth Hague), Metropolitan (1996, Gareth Hague), Metsys, Sister (1995, Gareth Hague), Text (1995, Gareth Hague).
Corporate typefaces include Prada Candy (2012).
Calligrapher and type designer in Seattle, WA, who is associated with Great Lakes Lettering. Feast (2014) is a calligraphic typeface designed by Alissa Mazzenga and produced by Dathan Boardman at Great Lakes Lettering. In 2015, she and Dathan Boardman published the calligraphic hairline typeface Marguerite.
Chinese studio that made the Latin script typefaces Agile Script (2015), Belle Script (2015), Lovepen (2015, connected), Smooth handwriting (2015), Caligraphy (2015), Golf (2015), Fancy Signature (2015), Vina (2015, fashion mag headline sans) and Candy Sticks (2014). In 2015, they made Sickle Blade, Bigoo, Bubble (display type), Pipe (art deco), Shuimu (hand-printed typeface), Begade (display type), Guilloches (a textured wavy op-art decorative typeface), Pio, Graffito (a painted graffiti font), Dome (a thin techno sans), and Hemiyong (a script typeface).
Typefaces from 2016: Dorae Script, Agile Script, Happly Script (connected), Quick Script.
Alphabet Soup (or: Michael Doret)
Michael Doret is a commercial hand lettering artist in Hollywood, CA, but born in New York in 1946. A graduate of The Cooper Union, he was interviewed by MyFonts in 2011. He worked at PhotoLettering as an assistant of Ed Benguiat. Klingspor link. Behance link. Veer writes: A graduate of the Cooper Union, Michael has run his own design studio for many years - first in New York City - and currently in Hollywood. An eight-time winner of the New York Art Directors Club Silver Award, Michael is a specialist in logos and letterforms. His unique typographic vision blends elements of lettering, illustration and graphic design. The inspiration for his work has come from such diverse sources as matchbook covers, theater marquees, enamel signs, early and mid-20th century packaging, and various other artifacts of this great land of ours. Although for much of his career he executed his work in traditional media, he now works almost exclusively in a digital format. In 2006, he set up his own foundry, Alphabet Soup.
St. Louis lettering artist Robert Leuschke (who grew up and lives in St. Charles, MO) has made some 250 calligraphic fonts for greeting cards, including many for Hallmark Cards, of which about 80 are commercially available: ITC Arid (1997), a flowing handwriting [see also here], ITC Chivalry (2003), Saliere (1997), Love (2003), SendFlowers (1988), Whisper (2003), RugeBoogie (2004, supercurly script), Ambiance (2004, an informal calligraphic design for Bitstream), and a handprinting font, Roelandt BT (2002, Bitstream). The IRC Chat Font (smilies) is free.
In 2003, he found an outlet for his work through P22 and published P22Corinthia, P22ImperialScript, P22OhLey [simulating Mexican writing], P22Petemoss and P22Ruthie.
He also made RUSerius (2007, curly handwriting), Alex Brush (2003), Cherish Font (2003), ChildrenPlay ROB (2003), Ephesis (1988), Inspiration (2003), JackieO (2003), Licorice (2003), OoohBabyROB (2004), TheNautiGal (2006), Gideon (2009, roman), Corinthia (2009, calligraphic), Puppies Play (2009), Monte Carlo (2011).
Muhammd Aby (Alqawoms, Aceh Besar, Indonesia) created the script typefaces Marabella (2016: brush script), Yolanda (2016: calligraphic), Bougainvillea (2016: calligraphic), Panthers (2015) and Breakout (2015, brushy).
Despite the scary name---anything with Alt as a prefix---, Alt Desain, located in Jakarta, Indonesia, created these fonts in 2018: The Queenz (a semi-calligraphic cursib=ve typeface), Fungky Town. [Google] [More] ⦿
German page advertising a CD with nice old writing samples (in tiff, not ttf!!!). Mostly decorated initials and Fraktur. R.G. Arens' Sütterlin font can be downloaded from this site, which is run by Susanne Ulmke in Arnsberg, Germany. [Google] [More] ⦿
Banda Aceh, Indonesia-based designer of the upright connected script font Gangster Berdury Monoline Script (2016) and the calligraphic typefaces Bosline (2016), Auliyana (2016), Brillion Shella Script (2016), Misfadiella (2016), Martino Script (2016, a great swashy calligraphic script), and Israquella (2016).
Typefaces from 2017: Sammer Lesson (script), Sammer Lesson Sans, Butlsr, Sweet Girl, Amirra Script, Brownight (brush script), Shafira Script.
Typefaces from 2018: Fantiyella (swashy calligrapgic), Vabrietta Script (calligraphic), Boesty, Exaller (dry brush), Mifone (brush script), Resti Script (Treefrog style), Geristy, Minosha, Blythe (brush script), Butlsr. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Amanye Tenceli: Tengwar Calligraphy
Tengwar calligraphic page by Måns Björkman from Sweden. Free fonts made by him include Sarati Eldamar (2005), Valmaric Eldamar (2006), Tengwar Scribe, Tirion Sarati (2002), Tengwar Parmaite. Plus many calligraphic notes. He explains: This page is dedicated to the beautiful writing systems that in Tolkien's works derived from the continent of Aman. They are often collectively called Tengwar, although strictly speaking this is wrong, Tengwar being the name of Feanor's writing system (Feanors Tengwar) but not of the Sarati, Rúmils script (the Tengwar of Rúmil). Alternate URL. [Google] [More] ⦿
Amar Lettering (or: Kamaruddin)
Banda Aceh, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1991) of the calligraphic script typefaces Shellia Script (2016), Kalisha Script (2016), Mahsetta Script (2016), Austina Script (2016) and Artilla Script (2016).
Typefaces from 2017: Bentley Script, Katrina Script, Fabulous Script, Galatia Script, Princella Script, Eritta Script, Delight Script, Desyanti Script (calligraphic), Madelina Script, Astereiska Script, Humble Script, Challista Script, Challista Sans.
Typefaces from 2018: Javelyn, Sandwich, Katlyne, Hendryan, Gethania, Leisha, Thatcher, Catherine, Diantha, Haleigh Script, Rasella Script, Shelter, Sallita, Melinda, Ranuella, Humble (calligraphic script), Princella Sans, Bitthai Script, Histeria Script (formal calligraphy), Mansfield, Rasendrya, Kimberly.
French graphic and type designer who graduated from Ecole Estienne in 2005 with a thesis entitled La cancellaresca, L'âge d'or de la calligraphie italienne.. She also studied visual communications at Ecole Duperre in Paris. She has an MA in typeface design from The University of Reading (2009), based on her typeface Polydom, which covers Latin, Greek and Devanagari. Her other typefaces include Groe (2010), We Folk (2010, caps only), Operetta (a cancellaresca based on Tagliente's lettering), PSA (an iconographic and sans type system for Peugeot and Citroen), and Gustan. She lived in Los Angeles. In the spring of 2010, she joined Dalton Maag in South London as a type designer.
At Dalton Maag, she helped out with Nokia Bengali, which won an award at Granshan 2014.
American Greetings Corporation
In 1996, the American Greetings Corporation company issued a number of mostly script and blackletter fonts, whose names all start with CAC. These can now be found on many font archives. A partial list: CACCamelot, CACChampagne, CACFuturaCasual, CACFuturaCasualBold, CACFuturaCasualBoldItalic, CACFuturaCasualMedItalic, CACKrazyLegs, CACKrazyLegsBold, CACLaskoCondensed, CACLaskoEvenWeight, CACLeslie, CACLogoAlternate, CACMoose, CACNormHeavy, CACOneSeventy, CACPinafore, CACSaxonBold, CACShishoniBrush, CACValiant, Care-Bear-Family, ShishoniBrush.
Founded in 1906 and based in Cleveland, American Greetings Corporation no longer develops or sells fonts.
Some web sites report that AGC, in cooperation with AGI, published these fonts in 2011: Erin B Regular, Handwriting, Hucklebuc, Lady Script, Lasko Medium, Lovebirds, Milli, Moonstruck, Otto Matic Sans Regular, Pigpen Two Plain, Sage Script Regular, Wild Bill Bold.
Six of the CAC fonts were designed and produced by graphic designer and Vietnam veteran Courtney Kent Rhodes (b. 1949, Rochester, IN) from Westlake, OH, who worked for AGC from 1988 until 2003. He is a graduate of Indiana University, class of 1977, and is principal of Courtney Rhodes Design since 1980.
Tabriz, Iran-based designer (b. 1990) of these typefaces:
Amtypes (was: TypeWolves, Amtypefoundry, or Try and Error)
Bandung, Indonesia-based designer of the angular signage typeface Lawson (2014), the Victorian signage typeface Houden HTN (2014), the paint brush typeface Valerie (2014), and the ironwork typeface Pipeburn (2014).
In 2015, Angga made the hand-painted typeface Hellous, the hand-crafted Belion, Haste, Seafool and Teaters, the brush typefaces She Lovely, Stay Bold and Rainfall, the great rough brush typeface Harvest, the calligraphic (wedding script?) Judy, the brush face Tropica Island, and the script typeface Callera.
Typefaces from 2016: Badhorse, Burtons Script, Heats, East Coast, Happy Boys, Bird House, Sailor (a vintage rounded letterpress emulation typeface in solid and rough versions), Alloha (brush script).
Typefaces from 2017: Cinamon (brush script), Blackships (Victorian), Explode (a fresh all caps sans layered typeface), Black Gate, Cup Cakes, Wildest Script, Buffalo.
Typefaces from 2018: Hellios (a signature script), Haste, Sunborn Sans, Sunborn Script, Bright, Sweet Belly, Cortez (octagonal), Silver Stone (a vintage Western font), Sumo Book.
Behance link. Creative Market link. Cargo Collective link. Behance link for Try and Error Studio. Creative Market link for Amtypefoundry. Creative Market link for Type Wolves. Behance link for Type Wolves. Creative Market link for Amtypes. Graphicriver link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Irkutsk, Siberia-based designer of Simple Ink (2016, brush script), Double Ink (2016), Grunge Dry Brush (2016), Sponge (2016, a high-contrast calligraphic script), Christmas Snowy (2016), Grunge Stamp (2016), Simple Handdrawn (2016), Grunge Display (2016: a dry brush font), Grunge Display Formal (2016), Rhubarb Pie (2016), Yndina (2016, script), Boriska (2016, watercolor grunge), 3D Sketch Font (2016), Blooming Sally (2016), Pride & Prejudice (2016), Ribbon Display (2016), Melted Font (2016), Leaves Display Font (2016, a floral decorative caps typeface), Concept Round Font (2016), Quick Handwritten Font (2016), Snabbyshoe (2016, grungy hand-crafted typeface), the Latin typeface Old Typewriter (2016), Old Destroyed Typewriter (2016), Retro Typewriter (2016), and Heart Font (2016).
Argentinian illustrator, calligrapher and graphic designer based in Buenos Aires. Creator of the part calligraphic part Lombardic text family Almendra (2011, free at Google Web Fonts). Almendra, which has been suggested by Ana for use in children's books, won an award at Tipos Latinos 2012 in the typeface family category. It was her graduation typeface at FADU-UBA. In 2012, Google Web Fonts published Almendra Display and Almendra Small Caps. Poster by Melisa Rivas.
Ruluko (2012, Google Web Fonts) is a free typeface created by Ana Sanfelippo, A. Díaz and M. Hernández. Google: Ruluko is a typeface designed to aid those learning to read. The shapes you see are related to the handwriting typically used at schools in Argentina. The concept is that those who have learned to read this handwriting style may recognise this type style more easily than other typefaces often used in this context. But as a warm and stylish sans serif text type, you may use Ruluko for any purpose. Ruluko won an award in the text category at Tipos Latinos 2012.
Yoshimi Regular won an award at Tipos Latinos 2014.
In 2015, she and Iordanis Passas created the gorgeous Finos, which was inspired by Greek retro cinema (buy it here and check the free demo). Her second typeface of 2015 is the equally impressive deco script typeface family Magellan (in Deco and Script sub-styles). Marpesia (2015) is a connected calligraphic script typeface. Charming (2015) is a free spurred vintage tattoo typeface for Latin, Greek and Cyrillic. Adalberta (2015) is a great connected script typeface.
Typefaces from 2016: Sketchbook Script (+Pro), Old Harbour (vintage lettering collection consisting of Blue waves, Blue waves striped, Captain's pipe, Captain's pipe Sans, Sailor's tattoo, Sailor's tattoo Sans, Old Ship, Old Anchor, Old Lighthouse, Seashells, Starfish, Old Harbour dingbats), Juvenile.
Typefaces from 2017: Lady Marmalade, Footbridge (brush script), Novaturient (Latin / Greek calligraphic font), Thirsty Heart.
Anapa, Russia-based designer of a curly connected Latin / Cyrillic script typeface and of the sketched Chalk Cyrillic in 2016.
Russian type designer, b. 1906, Moscow, d. 1994, Moscow. He was also a graphic artist. He designed type and was project manager at VNII Polygraphmash. His typeface oeuvre either as a designer or project manager:
Bogotá-based Colombian graphic design studio and type foundry Andinistas was founded in 1998 by Carlos Fabián Camargo Guerrero, Lennyn Salinas, Mariangeles Valero, Juan Carlos Valero, Jorge Alexander Camargo Guerrero, Rafael Rincón, and Jordi Teres. It was first located in Caracas, Venezuela, but moved in 2003 to Bogotá, Colombia. New names in its organization include Alexander Moreno. Many of its designers are Venezuelan.
Among their typefaces: Nikona, Magola (2008, puffy script), Angelita, Pepelepu, Zerotipo, Skuke, Retro, Radio Bemba, Pumarosa, Pr1, Oficia, Nativa, Mongol (free), Lirrot, Leroy (1999-2008, computer screen stripes), Leroy Dingbats (1998-2008), Hiroformica, Hibrida, Guerilla, Guerilla Outline, Gruada, Gancho Petare, Escuedra, Esbelta, DSNett, dia-D, Download, Denego, Cristal, Codiga, Codiga Icon, Codiga Destroy, Codiga Codec, Chacao Petare, Cazon Gothic, Boa, Biol, Ave-cedario, Anaira.
Cazon (2007, Camargo Guerrero) is a family of calligraphic origin consisting of 7 styles: Gris, Negra, Uno, Dos, Tres, Dingbats A and B and is based on the paintbrush letters found in the popular markets of La Guaira, Caracas. This family won an award in the experimental typeface category at Tipos Latinos 2008. Lirrot (2007) is a 6-style grunge handwriting typeface bordering on the psychotic, and comes with Lirrot Dingbats. It too won an award at Tipos Latinos 2008.
PP Lepu (1998-2008) is pixel grunge. Josefina (+Dingbats1) is a curly script also made in 2008. Navaja (2008) and Diad are collections of grunge fonts with grungy dingbats. Lucrecia 1 through 3 (2008) is a fat connected script family ranging from clean to splattered.
Telesforo (2008) radiates anger from its brushy grungy limbs. Telesforo Black won an award at Tiupos Latinos 2012. Ninja 1 and Ninja 2 (2008) are script fonts, and are accompanied by Ninja Dingbats (2008). Dsnet (2008) is a 6-style bare-bones rounded squarish family. Flaminia and Flaminia Dingbats (2008) are useful for food-related signage. Modelia (2008) is thick, informal, and looks like it was brushdrawn. Modelia won an award at Tipos Latinos 2010. Filomena (2008) is a brush family with a goth theme and an accompanying goth dingbats. Obdulia (2008) and Floro (2008) are extreme mural grunge fonts. Marimonda (2009) is grunge calligraphy.
Typefaces from 2012: Demetria (a hellish script), Ciclope (army stencil), Meteora (a sturdy weathered family), Kamuy (a grunge typeface, with dingbats, that links to Asian comic style lettering, and Japan in the Pacific War), Naturalia (an informal sans family).
In 2013, he made Gluten (a poster typeface family), Bengala Script (a distant relative of Mistral), Chef Script (a large signage script influenced by Ross F. George's Speedball lettering manual (1957)), Chef Script Dingbats (hilarious restaurant dings and fists), Sumergible Script.
Typefaces from 2014: Citronela (cartoon or Caribbean hotel signage font family), Bemol (a set of script fonts in craftsman style), Nemocon (creamy script), Acustica (a calligraphic Acustica Script, with didone Acustica Caps, and a decorative Acustica Dingbats), Cereal (+ Script (a vampire script), Skin and Dingbats).
Typefaces from 2016: Enjoy (Script, Caps).
Sonora won an award at Tipos Latinos 2014. Combine Script and Combine Caps (layerable colorable fonts), and Nemocon, won awards at Tipos Latinos 2016. Winner at Tipos Latinos 2018 for Clothing, a titling typeface published at Andinistas by Camilo Zamora and Carlos Fabian Camargo.
During her graphic design studies in Barcelona, Andrea arques created the tattoo font Rocker Slab (2014) and Christmas Icons (2014). In 2015, she created the modular typeface Avelli, which was inspired by the calligraphy of Pedro de Madariaga, Joseph de Anduaga y Garimberti, and Torio de la Riva. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer and typographer in Ferndale, MI. She did some type posters (e.g., on the Arts and Crafts Movement), and some calligraphic work. She also designed some experimental typefaces. [Google] [More] ⦿
Or Deia Kulpas. Sao Paulo, Brazil-based designer who studied in Buenos Aires.
Co-designer, with Juliana Moore, of Muzza Sans (2014). Her typeface Leluja (2015) won an award at Tipos Latinos 2016 and at Bienal de Design Gráfico da ADG.
French type designer, b. 1955, who drew the calligraphic Le Griffe in 1973 (Letraset).
Spanish penman who produced two writing books between 1583 and 1612. A facsimile of these was printed by Mardersteig (Officina Bodoni) for The Pegasus Press in Paris in 1928, in a 32-page book edited by Henry Thomas and Stanley Morison: Andres Brun, Calligrapher of saragossa, Sme account of his Life and Work, with a Facsimile in Collotype of the Surviving Text and Plates of his two Writing Books, 1583-1612. [Google] [More] ⦿
A self-proclaimed beach calligrapher from Cape Town, South Africa, who developed an origial technique for carving in the sand. Home page. One of his works is entitled Futura On The Beach (2009). [Google] [More] ⦿
Donetsk and Kiev, Ukraine-based designer of the bubblegum / cartoon font Balloon (2015), the brush typefaces Adelina Script (2015) and Supertramp (2015), and the free signage typeface Candy (2015).
Typefaces from 2016: Americus (a weathered sign painting emulation font), Legend (Script, Serif, Sans Serif), Makers (brush), Heartland.
Typefaces from 2017: Bourbon House, Aurora Script (formal calligraphic script), Bjola (an informal children;s book font full of joie de vivre).
Designer of the hand-crafted and sometimes swashy calligraphic typefaces in 2018: Dhitha, Charline, Thisay, Yuliya, Abilya, Arinda, Goday, Seelyn, Motira, Ginta, Stika, Binar, Hilona, Mungkin, Dahasta, Ingat, Klapjo. Ascota.
Argentinian lettering artist who worked for 35 years for McCann Erikson and has produced freelance works for other major agencies like Interbrand, Futurebrand, and others. Veer wrote: The talented Angel Koziupa has been lettering, creating type and designing logos for the past 40 years. His handiwork is behind nearly every important packaging logotype in Argentina. He worked 35 years for McCann Erikson and has produced freelance works for other major agencies like Interbrand, Futurebrand, and others.
Koziupa designed a number of alphabets in cooperation with Alejandro Paul of Sudtipos, who created digital typefaces out of them.
His typefaces include Jugo Script (2014), Avellana Pro (2012), Bayoneta Pro (2012, an angular typeface), Machete Pro (2012, related to Bayoneta Pro), Aventura (2011), Coche (2011, a signage face), Aguafina Script (2009, free at Google Web Fonts and at OFL), Primavera (2008, a signage face), Angelus (2008), Felipe (2009), Amarinda (2004, Sudtipos), Argenta (2004), Biographer (2009, an upright almost connected script), Bravissima Script (2009), Bubblegum Sans Pro (2011), Cenizas (2008), Chocolate (2008, a market sign family in weights called Amargo, Caliente and Dulce), Condiment (free at Google Web Fonts), Cupcake (2010, a food signage face), Murga (2003), Tiza (2003), Galgo Script (2007, rough-edged calligraphic script), Kilo (2010, signage face), Koziupack (2008), Kozmetica Script (2011, a delicate wedding script or make-up brand script), HabanoST (2003), Argenta (2003), Malbeck (2003), Alma (2005), MobleySans (2003), Malambo, Oxida (2005), Inoxida (2009), Piedra (2010, grunge; free at Google Web Fonts), Pinguino (2005, condensed brush face), Platinus Script Pro (2012, a wedding font), Ricotta Script (2011, a true signage face), Romy (2007, graffiti script), Voyeur (2011), Almond Script (2007), Candombe (2007, a brushy script with an African theme---the Pro version is from 2013), Amorinda (2007), Cafelatte (2006, signage face), Matogrosso Script (2009), Uplink (2009, upright connected script), Aladin (2009, an art nouveau-meets-Arabic face; free at Google Web Fonts and at OFL), Delight Script (2011: a 1950s signage face, which won an award at Tipos Latinos 2012), Diplomatic (2009) and MobleySerif (2003) were created by Alejandro Paul based on his letters. They can be purchased at Umbrella Type. Also at Umbrella, Paul and Koziupa made the casual script typeface Brisa (2004; its grungified version is Viento, 2011), and the script typefaces Chocolate Caliente, Amargo and Dulce (2005), Felipe (2005), Cooked (2006, rough-edged), Chicle ST (2007, bubble gum wrapper type, free at Google Web Fonts), Lombriz (2005), Bakery Script (2006, for signs in stores), and the frizzy Cenizas (2005).
Bilined deco scripts such as Festival Script Pro (2013: a winner at Tipos Latinos 2014), Tanguera (2007), Aranjuez (2012), Bellas Artes (2007, doubly-lined script), Heraldica Script (2013), and Evergreen (2014, a leafy script).
For a project at Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto, Portugal, Angelina Santos created a couple of pixelish typefaces in 2015. She also drew a calligraphic alphabet, Alpha a Zema (2015) and designed an iconographic typeface, AlphaBetumZ (2015). [Google] [More] ⦿
Cambridge, UK-based designer of the calligraphic brush script typeface Inkinity (2017) and the hand-crafted typefaces Handflow (2017), Norsanda (2017) and Bustille (2017). Creative Market link. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer of the stylish Belluno (2016), the thick brush typeface Comely (2016), the thin Verona (2016) and Florence (2016), the textured Valencia (2016), the blackboard bold typeface Lucca (2016), and the high-contrast roman typeface Adelaide (2016).
Typefaces from 2017: Misano Adriatico, Genova, Siena, Palermo, Lavanga (script), Ostuni (a sketched font), Colibri (connected script), Ravello, Marble, Todi, Adelaide, Sam, Rimini, Olbia, Sanremo (curly script), Andria (calligraphic), Simple (sans), Empoli (upright script), Pavia. Aka Blossom. [Google] [More] ⦿
Homel, Belarus-based designer of the hand-crafted typefaces Arumit (2017), Poplava (2017), Jopsy (2017), Spaigo (2017), Sputra (2017), Munigva (2017), Nimbostratus (2017), Millennials (2017), Tatima (2017) and Scopanik (2017).
Typefaces from 2018: Magic Ivy (a floral font), Queenly (a signature font), Forgotten Melody (script), Autumn Embrace, Le Jardin (floral), Quaint Garden, Gentle Whisper, Odour (a calligraphic font with floral caps), Jubilation, Limerence (a free calligraphic typeface with floriated caps), Snip (a paper cutout typeface), Cranberry Jam, Seascape Script, Imperfect, Herbarium, High Spot, Malanko (a geometric color font).
Scribe, calligrapher and teacher (1871, Mönchengladbach-1951, Prien). From 1896 until 1903, she studied at the Royal College of Art in London, and was a student of Edward Johnston in 1900. She taught at Weimar from 1908-1914 and collaborated with the Bremer Presse from 1918 on. She created the initials for "Dante" (Berlin: Rowolth 1930) and for "Augustinus" (München: Bremer Presse 1924). Jakob Erbar was one of her students. The Bremer Presse published Anna Simons Titel und Initialen für die Bremer Presse in 1926. The book blurb: A portfolio of titles and initials designed by Anna Simons for the Bremer Presse. Along with Graily Hewitt, Eric Gill, and Percy Smith, Simons was one of Edward Johnston's star pupils at the Royal College of Art in London, and she has inscribed this copy to him on the title-page in black ink. It was after studying with Johnston, whose Writing&Illuminating,&Lettering she translated into German, that Simons in 1918 went home to Germany to work at the Bremer Presse. During her time at the Presse, she would design many titles and initial sets for them, and in 1926 this portfolio was issued to showcase her work. Each sheet in the portfolio is headed by one of Simons' Bremer Presse title designs, including her titles for the Divine Comedy, Fichte's Reden an Die Seutsche Nation, Chansons d'Amour, Albii Tabulli Elegiae, and others. The titles are followed by the initials she cut for the work. [Google] [More] ⦿
Another one of my favorite designers, Anthony James (Manchester, UK) designed a dashing art deco typeface, Kaiju, in 2014. Other typefaces from 2014: Chase (a free monoline sans), QG (a minimalist free typeface), Argö (a commercial decorative fashion mag didone typeface), Global (a slender ball terminal-laden typeface meant for magazine titling), Goku (+Regular, +Stencil: a multilingual didone fashion mag typeface, initially designed as a stencil font for the Basel & Geneva Watch Launch Event for Watches of Switzerland).
Typefaces from 2015: Giza (+free Stencil: a fashion mag didone [unfortunately named, as David Berlow's famous Egyptian typeface is also called Giza; after I wrote this in June 2015, I noticed that Giza became Giaza in July 2015]), Kaiju II (a modern art deco typeface).
Typefaces from 2016: Kingston (a fashion mag typeface derived from didones), Jitzu (a multilingual high-contrast fashion didone in ten styles).
Typefaces from 2017: Osgard (a swashy blackletter), Ghost Cove, Indulge Script (formal calligraphy).
Typefaces from 2018: Kenjo (fashion mag headline type), Omega Sans, Solar Vesta (font duo), Qavo (a sharp-edged monoline all caps sans).
Banda Aceh, Indonesia-based designer of these typefaces:
French designer of the free font Autopia (2014) that can be downloaded from Open Font Library: This project was initiated during the Summer School of OSP in August 2013. The particularity of this fonts is in the process of developing its shape. The skeleton was generated through Autotrace Program (a program that converts bitmaps to vector graphics). Calligraphic forms were drawn with Python Fontforge's code. Github link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Minsk, Belarus-based designer of the free hipster (vector format) typeface Cosmic (2017). He also designed three free gorgeous Latin calligraphic brush typefaces in 2017. Designer of the hand-crafted Handic (2017), the athletic lettering font Hardcore (2017), Stencil (2017, which, remarkably, is not a stencil font), the brushed Graffitist (2017), the display sans Interface (2017), the vintage typeface Old Time (2017), the brush script typeface Drive (2017) and the brushed calligraphic typefaces simply called 1, 2 and 3 (2017). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Padova-based calligrapher who produced some calligraphic alphabets, ca. 1604. See also his Book on lace with Sebastian Zanilla, also 1604. Examples: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII. [Google] [More] ⦿
At Hochschule RheinMain, Wiesbaden, Germany-based Antonia Schön designed Morsch (2018), an interesting typeface that combines the angularity of blackletter with the primitive nature of wood type. [Google] [More] ⦿
Antonio Del Bino
Late fifteenth century Italian renaissance era calligrapher who was based in Florence, and who was famous for his florentine style of antiqua and cancellaresca. His alphabets inspired many typefaces, such as Petrarch (ATF), Sinibaldi (1926, Raffaello Bertieri) and Bologna (1946, Stephenson Blake). Digital typefaces based on his work include 1480 Humanistica (2010) by Klaus-Peter Schäffel. [Google] [More] ⦿
Xanthi-based designer of the Greek type1 font family Phaistos (2004, with Stratos Doumanis). He also created the "oinuit" system, a set of Lambda (Omega LaTeX) typesetting tools for the Inuktitut language which comes bundled with the type 1 family Inuit (2002). In 2007, he published the Philokalia package, which includes a free Philokalia OpenType font developed with Ioannis Gamvets. It was specially made to print the Philokalia books. The UM Typewriter font family (2008, for OpenType fonts) is a monospaced font family that was built from glyphs from the CB Greek fonts, the CyrTUG Cyrillic alphabet fonts ("LH"), and the standard Computer Modern font family. Epi-Olmec (2008) is an Aztec dingbat font. In support of the Open Font Library, he created the rune font Icelandic (2008: this font includes most "magical" staves that have been used in Iceland. Original drawings from the Museum of Sorcery&Witchcraft). He also made Asana Math (2007), which references Young Ryu (2000) and Claudio Beccari (1997-1999).
In 2016, Pablo Garcia Risueño, Apostolos Syropoulos and Natalia Verges launched the free package SVR Symbols. The glyphs of this font are ideograms that have been designed for use in Physics texts. Some symbols are standard and some are entirely new.
Still in 2016, he designed the calligraphic Greek font Frederika2016 as an attempt to digitize Hermann Zapf's Frederika font. The font is the Greek companion of Virtuosa by the same designer.
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:
Aceh, Indonesia-based designer of the following script or signage typefaces in 2018: Refadhiana Lajuba (calligraphic), Annjelina (calligraphic), Willdiyana (calligraphic), Mollgarete, Dino Party (a children's book font), Sweet Dream, Sweet Sweet (a curly script), Milena Hymes Script, Aggie Marder Script, Musche Moulton Script, Marshabella (calligraphic), Cathleen, Angelica, Bella Madelyn, Michelle Stine, Alissa Thomas, Angies Luis Script, Krusyida, Ossellany, Austria Script, Motesia (calligraphic). [Google] [More] ⦿
Medan, Indonesia-based designer of the calligraphic typefaces Andara Script (2016) and Sareeka Script (2016). In 2017, Azra designed Sensational (a signature script), Asyiela (calligraphic script), Kaktoes (signage script), Blackout (vintage signage script), Adreena Script, Zaheera, Lanara Script and Nazeefa Script (free at Dafont).
Typefaces from 2018: Sakage (signature font), Antara Script, Raisa Lovers (font duo), Sydnee (calligraphic), Anastacia Signature, Aurellia Script, Outside Collection, Nicole White.
aRc (or: Azelea Rodgers Creations)
aRc was established in 2008 by Azelea Rodgers (b. 1974, The Philippines). It is located in Lathrop, CA.
A graduate from Skyline College, she created the alphabet tracing font Kerp (2008) for kids in pre-kindergarten. She also made Rosebud (2008, letters composed of thorny rose stems), Asvet Mono (2009, a playful stencil), Azelea (2009), Edil Script (2010), Laureen (2010, a calm calligraphic script), Alexy (2011, a ribbon script), and Lelet Script (2009).
Slovenian foundry which specializes in old typefaces found in old prints, books and samples. Typefaces are reproduced as they appeared in print. In order to preserve the original feel of typefaces, no additional characters were added to originals therefore most of fonts consist just of basic character set. Upper case letters, lower case letters, numerals and basic punctuation. It was set up in 2000 by Matevz Medja. Engraving style typefaces: Kludsky (2006), Garfield (2005), Copperplate Head (2005), Western Iron (2005), Cider (2005), French Shaded (2005), Tilt (2005). The blackletter typefaces: School Text (2005), Harlem Title (2005), Copperplate Text (2005), Black Title (2005), Chased Black (2005), Tinted (2005), Steeler (2005), Blackcap (2005). Calligraphic typefaces: Petite Script (2005), Autograph Script (2005), French Script (2005), Penman Script (2005), Magnolia Script (2005), Roundface Script (2005), Roundhand Script (2005). Other typefaces: American Shadow (2005), Lightface Extended (2005), Grotesque Shaded (2005), Gothic Ornate (2005), Antique Extra Condensed (2005), Antique Extended (2005), Ironlace (2005), Atlantique (2005), Mann (2005), Old Style Condensed (2005), Ribbon (2005), Salisbury Script (2005), Black Title Text (2005, blackletter), German Text (2005, blackletter), Archive Hands (2006, pointing fingers), Archive Woodchild (2006). Distressed typefaces: Archive Tale (2006), Archive Egipt Compressed (2006). In 2011, he published the Archive Garamond family, which is closer to the unpolished originals. The 2010 catalog has three parts:
Area Type (was: GType)
Brazilian or Indonesian designer. His foundry was first called GType but changed its name to Area Type. At that time, the Creative Market page started mentioning that the designer is from Indonesia and not Brazil. Aliases used include Dhan Ghete and Ambia Ambia.
Designer of the Victorian typefaces Broser (2015), Romant (2015) and Moyers (2014). In 2015, he made the connected script typefaces Madelina Script, Smoothline (watercolor brush), Adediala and Adamenya, the poster typeface Wolder, the connected brush script Sannie, and the hand-lettered typefaces Alastrina and Quintessa.
Typefaces from 2016: Sheraton Script (calligraphic), Mahogany Script (calligraphic), Monisa (calligraphic script), Strongman Script, Natalia Script, Agustine (script), Amberland (calligraphic script), Mallicot Script (calligraphic), Sifrand Script (brush), Chamelia Script, Moodnight Script, Flowerroom Script (curly script), Ismelda Script (calligraphic script), Charissa Script (brush script), Shartica Script, Morenthya Script, Aintzane (connected script).
Typefaces from 2017: Wasatsh Brush, Shanti Script, Hottemp Brush, Darling Harbour, Matterhon Script, Blishfully, Motisan Script, Smoothline Script, Anindita, Authentic Script, Sentosha (a great calligraphic (wedding) script), Heritage Script, Strengthen Script (calligraphic), Redheads Script. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Aridi Computer Graphics is known for its initial caps and ornamental typefaces and ornaments. In 2008, Dick Pape digitized these typefaces: AridiArabesqueDesignsI, AridiArabesqueDesignsIIIa, AridiArabesqueDesignsIIIb, AridiArabesqueDesignsIIa, AridiArabesqueDesignsIIb, AridiArabesqueDesignsIV, AridiArabesqueFrames, AridiArabesqueMasterpieces, AridiArabesqueMasterpiecesA, AridiArabesqueMasterpiecesB, AridiArabesqueOrnaments, AridiArabicCalligraphyArt, AridiArtNouveauA, AridiArtNouveauB, AridiBusinessGraphics, AridiCalligraphiaA, AridiCalligraphiaB, AridiCalligraphicaI, AridiCalligraphicaII, AridiCrests&Ribbons, AridiElaborateFrames, Aridi Fiesta 1 and 2, AridiInitials1Blister, AridiInitials1Gothic, AridiInitials1Nabel, AridiInitials1Regal, AridiInitials1Spring, AridiInitials1Wind, AridiInitials2Digital, AridiInitials2LubnaHollow, AridiInitials2NapoliHollow, AridiInitials2Romantic, AridiInitials2Royal, AridiInitials2Stone, AridiInitials3Cherubs, AridiInitials3Fantasia, AridiInitials3FantasiaBold, AridiInitials3Masselle, AridiInitials3Rosette, AridiInitials3RosetteRevers, AridiInitials3Victoriana, AridiInitials3Vincente, AridiInitials4Cinderella, AridiInitials4Federal, AridiInitials4Ginger, AridiInitials4Marquesa, AridiInitials4Renaissance, AridiInitials4Tuscani, AridiOldWorldFramesA, AridiOldWorldFramesB, AridiOldWorldFramesC, AridiOldWorldFramesD, AridiOldWorldFramesE, AridiOldWorldFramesF, AridiOldWorldFramesG, AridiOldWorldOrnamentsA, AridiOldWorldOrnamentsB, AridiOrnamentalDesigns, AridiOrnamentalFrames, AridiPrinterOrnamentsD, AridiPrinterOrnamentsSingle, AridiPrinterOrnamentshA, AridiPrinterOrnamentshB, AridiPrinterOrnamentshC, AridiPrinterOrnamentsvA, AridiPrinterOrnamentsvB, AridiRibbons&Banners. Download page. [Google] [More] ⦿
Arief Setyo Wahyudi
Måns Grebäck (Aring Typeface, Örebro, Sweden) is a prolific Swedish designer (b. Lindesberg, Sweden, 1990), who lives in Borlänge, Sweden. Måns Grebäck has a bachelor's degree in graphic design from the University of Dalarna (2012). In 2010, he went commercial, and started selling fonts through MyFonts. In 2011 he started Mawns Design. In 2013, that was renamed to Aring Typeface. In 2011 he already had over seven million downloads of his fonts, which were featured at websites such as Dafont and Myfonts. He also does custom type work. His typefaces, both free and commercial:
Riverside, CA-based designer of the calligraphic Orris Root (2017), the bush script Light Butterfly (2017), the hairline calligraphic typeface Bounderas Script (2017), the calligraphic script Pink Coyotes (2017), and the Treefrog brush script Moodellyna (2017). [Google] [More] ⦿
Extraordinary Hungarian design talent based in Budapest, 1986-2015. I can't find enough superlatives to describe his work or find appropriate words to express my sadness when I learned of his death due to a bicycle accident on September 4, 2015. He was best known for his experimental type projects. He published the masterful Ogaki in 2009, the high contrast didone typeface Sensaway Pro (2010, Die Gestalten), the calligraphic Caligo (2013), the freestyle jazz high-contrast typeface Qalto (2012) and the fat counterless Dubwise Pro (2010) at Die Gestalten. Other typefaces include Milen Serif (2009, organic), Minimalstile (2008), Minimalca (2008, organic), Fade Away and Fancy Fence (2009, geometric blackletter), Muzikal (2010), Type #32 (2010).
Art and Fonts by Sean (aka The BlackBox)
Free fonts by Sean Moldenhauer of Michigan City, Indiana, a graduate of the Art institute of Chicago who apprenticed with Donna Karen. Sean has beautiful Japanese calligraphic prints (shodo style) as well as fonts based on carefully researched historical typefaces. Examples: JapaneseZenSampler1 (2001), TheTombwinterandspring1 (1997, "heavily inspired by the incised letters from the tomb of Henry III, Westminster Abbey, about 1272"), Thorns (1997), VampyresGarden (1997, initial caps inspired by a copy of the Romant de la Rose from the beginning of the 16th century), HoursintheRain (1997), SevenWavessighsSalome (1997, caps). Very nice gothic and medieval style creations. He showcases great Arab, Japanese and Chinese calligraphy. [Google] [More] ⦿
Art and Sign Unlimited
Jerry Berg (Art and Sign Unlimited) created these signage typefaces in 2014: Zipper, Quick Script (calligraphic), Maverick, Poster Script, Longhorn, Empire (spurred, Victorian), Backfire, Cascadia, Casino (Victorian), Casino Fancy.
In 2015, he created Shop Casual, Hamilton Grand (flowing formal script), Muy Bueno (a regular monoline script font), Rough Draw, Gambit and Tradition. In 2015, he designed Ale House (a slab serif done with Lavonne West).
Typefaces from 2016: ASU Stingray Regular (a casual rhythmic hand), Dragonfly (Victorian octagonal style), California Script.
Typefaces from 2017: Tramp (signage script).
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia-based designer of these predominantly script typefaces in 2018: Love Malia, Hipnotis, Amanda, New Lettering, Maulydia, Astiola, Sophia, The Distro (brush), Love Cindy, Goodbye (upright), Angelina, California Beach, Bellagia. Creative Fabrica link. [Google] [More] ⦿
"Creator" of the calligraphic typeface Cygnet Round (1996). Cynet Round is a knock-off of Roundhand BT (Matthew carter, Bitstream), which in turn was inspired by penman Charles Snell. [Google] [More] ⦿
Arthur Baker Designs (or: Glyph Systems)
American calligrapher in Andover, MA, who worked for many foundries, and ran several studios. He ran/runs Glyph Systems in Andover, MA, and before that, Alpha Omega and Maverick Designs. His typefaces are all calligraphic:
Some explanations by Freddy Nader: The Baker Argentina and Danmark typefaces were variations on his Signet. Baker originally made Signet for Headliners International in the 1960s, where he worked full time. In 1972 he was approached by VGC and told that they would pay him royalties as well if he made the same typeface for them. Royalties were a relatively new thing back then - Tommy Thompson was the very first person to ever earn royalties in type (in 1944 for his Thompson Quill script for Photo Lettering Inc), and he wasn't a type designer per se, he was a calligrapher. Lured by the idea of royalties coming his way from two different directions for the same face, Baker did a Signet for VGC. When Bob Evans, owner of Headliners, found out, he threatened to sue VGC for trademark infringement (copyright for typefaces was unheard of at the time - every major photo type house had "similar" fonts, and whenever someone got exclusives made by outside designers under a royalty program, it was only a matter of weeks before they were knocked off and changed slightly by other type houses, big and small). So in order to avoid a trademark infringement lawsuit, VGC called their typeface Baker Signet, instead of just Signet, and went further by asking Arthur Baker to make a lighter version and a condensed version. The lighter version was called Baker Argentina, the condensed version was called Baker Danmark. The "Number One" prefix was added to both so that when the inevitable knockoffs happened, type buyers would know which type was made first. About Baker Sans, Freddy writes: The Baker Sans was a knockoff of Helvetica. It was a massive family of a lot of fonts, rendered very ugly by camera stretching and slanting. Eddie Bauer used it as their corporate typeface for a long time in order to avoid the expensive fees of licensing Helvetica. Tim Ryan ended up digitizing it for Arthur Baker in the mid 1990s for a lot of money. That digital version is now being sold by ITF under one of its many companies (either Arthur Baker Design, or Arthur Baker Designs, or maybe Maverick Designs).
MyFonts link. Klingspor link. View Arthur Baker's typefaces. Linotype link. MyFonts page. Another MyFonts page. And still another MyFonts page. FontShop link. View Arthur Baker's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Artimasa (Banda Aceh, Indonesia) designed the calligraphic typeface Prada in 2013.
In 2014, Artimasa added Aliva (connected signage script), Thander (heavy signage script), Sherina (thin script), Adelia (signage script), Advena, Authentica (vintage script), Brandall (connected script), Graceful (script), Felisha (a creamy script), Zelda (connected script), Bulgary Script (a swashy connected wedding script), Heyzilla (connected script), Nabila (signage script), Hipsteria (connected script), Zakia (script) and Baliho (signage script), and the free 60s signage or baseball script typeface Streetwear.
Typefaces from 2015: Balqis (calligraphic script), Debby (free brush script), Lettuce (calligraphic), Fadilla (connected calligraphic script), Steelheart (calligraphic script), Shaqila (signage script), Hamster Script (free), Cherrybelle (brush script), Hillwood (connected signage script), Snatchy Script, Harlott (a free connected brush script), Endless Sorrow (funky lettering), Atlantika, Oldways (free modular typeface), Winterfell (connected script), Fairy Tales, Foreplay, Bad Mood (vintage signage script), Delisa.
Typefaces from 2017: West Side (a free).
Artisan Studio (or: Artisans)
Banda Aceh, Indonesia-based studio associated with Nava Abel and/or Roiyani Teungku and/or Teungku Dibale. Designer of these typefaces in 2015: the calligraphic signage typeface Antero, the calligraphic typefaces Elastic, Braveheart, Midnight and Lettuce, and the creamy brush script typefaces Aqualita and Scylla.
In 2016, he designed Metafora (a fresh upbeat script), Worker, Asly Brush, Mallow Script, Arnetalia and Wholler (connected calligraphic typeface)
Typefaces from 2017: Manifesto, Good Night, Best Lottre.
Typefaces from 2018: Aqualita, the upright script typeface Sumantry (which is by Roiyani Teungku), the signage script typeface Plants, Solange (font duo), Angelica (inky script), Nathalia, Chica Maravilla, Handwriting (a signature font), Mighty Girl (font duo). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
ArtOne CreativeWorks (was: Locomotype)
ArtOne Digital (formerly Locomotype) is the typefoundry of Arwan Sutanto, a graphic designer in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, who also owns ArtOne Creativeworks. Arwan created the elliptical sans face Fonquero (2014), the free brush typeface Belepotan (2014, +Italic), Fonesia (2014), Fonesh (2014), Fonia (2014), and the free outline typeface Fonarto XT (2014). Fondian (2014) is a commercial rounded Comic Sans style typeface. Fonago (2014) is a vintage font. Tinta Script (2014) is an upright script.
Typefaces from 2015: Fonesia, Cemara (brush script typeface), Garris (monoline script), Fonstyle, Fonari, Fonderful, Fonjava (a rhythmic script), Fonjazz, Fonino (brush script).
Typefaces from 2016: Om Telolet Om (free), Sumptuous (sans), Sumptuous Light, Boldero Brush (inspired by graffiti art), Hotline (a monoline connected signage script), Jogjakartype, Jogjakartype Logos.
Typefaces from 2019: Romantick, Sweet Pancake (calligraphic script).
Dafont link. Home page. Creative Market link. Graphic River link. Fontspace link. Hypefortype link. Another URL. Behance link. Locomotype home. ArtOne CreativeWork home. Another Behance link. Graphic River link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Artsy Lady's Home Page
Betty Cook (b. 1952) is the "Artsy Lady", a New Jersey designer who created ALBabyNewYearAH, ALCinderella (calligraphic caps), ALConscienceAH, ALCrossStitchHearts, ALPlaceSettingsDings (2001), ALPlaceSettingsLetters, ALPrincessJasmine, ALPrincessSnowWhite, ALSnowmen, BabyGeniuses, BabyGeniuses2Normal, CruiseLine, Dreidl (2000, art nouveau), KittyKatLove, LeprechaunHats, Patriot, PilgrimHats, Polywog, Tramp, Untitled2. Mostly alphadings. Fontspace link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer of script typefaces Holliday Script (2017), Santhia Script (2017), Ellisa (2017), Kila Katana (2017), Clara Script (2017), Alone Script (2017), Datanna (2017).
Graphic designer in Dublin, Ireland. His typefaces in 2014 include Tipsy Script, Sketch Up, Woods Woods, Chiply Script, Exuber (a condensed didone), Coplex, Adelaide, Denise, Amalia (a condensed formal script), Paradise (a ronde script), Aberdeen (a vintage handmade typeface) and the extensive typeface family Vernon Sans.
In 2015, he created Broondy Serif (a didone typeface with wedge serifs), Volare (vintage family), Ellington, Adamina Script (a sturdy connected signage script). Creative Market link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Banda Aceh, Indonesia-based designer of these calligraphic or hand-crafted typefaces in 2017 and 2018: Anggita, Sketsa Leo, Delight Script, Ameila Script, Umbrella, Melly Love, Bregede Love, Meilalya, Braiden, Raihan, Bergila. [Google] [More] ⦿
Association for Insight Meditation (or: Aimwell)
On this site dedicated to Pali fonts, we found Bhikkhu Pesala's free fonts: Akkhara (2006, derived from Gentium), Cankama (2009, blackletter), Carita (2006, all caps roman), Garava (2006), Guru (2008: made for Buddhist publications, it is a rather complete Latin, Greek and symbol font), Hattha (2007, felt marker face), Kabala (2009, after Kabel...), Lekhana (2008, in Zapf Chancery style), Mandala (2007, geometric sans), Odana (2006), Pali, Talapatta, Talapanna (2007), Veluvana (2006), Verajja (2006), Yolanda (2008, calligraphic). The Pali fonts all have over 1400 Latin characters with diacritics including those needed for Sanskrit and Pali transcriptions. They cover Latin, Vietnamese, chess symbols, and astrological signs, and are based on Zapf's Palatino.
The fonts as of 2016, including newer fonts, but with some older ones removed:
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 (2011, free 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 (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, 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), 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 typefoundry 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.
astype.de (or: Astype)
Astype.de is a German foundry started in 2003 by illustrator and type designer Andreas Seidel (b. 1975, bad saarow, near Berlin, Germany). He lives in Cottbus, Germany. In 1998, he obtained a Masters degree in business administration. In 2007, he and Ingo Preuss set up The German Type Foundry. In 2017, he joined the initial crew at Fust & friends. The typefaces:
Qaila Sa is also known as Atatamita. Indonesian designer of these connected calligraphic typefaces in 2017: Bulgaria, Botak, Erlitha, Sulanga, Nazla, The Lover, Masyitah, Sintiya, Hebalita Script, Sistelow. Still in 2017, he also designed the script typefaces Camelia, The Rockstar, Seulanga, Selayar, Modena, Atlantic Script, Dilema Script, Khunza, Verza and Lilly Mae, the marker pen fonts Love Me and House Story, the copperplate titling typeface Alequa, the dashed line font Avisto, the display sans typeface Rosinate, the brush fonts Love Me and Qoidar, the techno typeface Apelio, and the speed-themed font Speedes. Graphicriver link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Spanish typefoundry, est. 2013. One of its founders, Santos Bregaña, writes: Of Croatian origin, Santos Bregaña is born by chance in the city of Pamplona in 1965 on the very day that Le Corbusier drowns in Cap Martin. After studying architecture in San Sebastian and Barcelona he launches the Laia Atelier in 1996 where he focuses on interior design, and on graphic and industrial design projects associated with the culinary culture and business. In 2008 he receives, along with co-creator Anne Ibañez Guridi, the Art Director's Club of New York Sphere Award for their body of work for the restaurant Mugaritz. He leads Tabula, a publishing house dedicated to the spread of culture and gastronomy, and is a speaker on public forums and seminars related to high cuisine. His porcelain designs and his O! Luna, Tabula, and Linneo collections have received international praise and are in many of the best restaurants and hotels in the world.
In 2013 Atelier Iaia published the calligraphic Iturzaeta-inspired typeface Lamia, a joint effort of Santos Bregaña, Julen Cano Linazasor and Maore Sagarzazu: The Lamia font is inspired by the work of the most famous calligrapher of the Basque Country, Jose Francisco de Iturzaeta Eizaguirre (Getaria, 1788-Madrid, 1853). His writing method was compulsory in Spanish schools since 1835. His "unpolished Spanish font" tried to be more effective than the more commercial English version by avoiding embellishments and excessive rear tearing. More akin with the liberal values imported by the French, his offerings sought uniformity, speed and efficiency to ensure that those in the less-favored echelons of society had an effective communication tool. From his "General collection of characters of European Letters" published in Madrid in 1833, we have chosen the "lower case pancilla reformed" represented in one of the prints. We have tried to reinterpret it by keeping its essence but also ensuring that it is viable for potential contemporary uses which, thanks to its good readability and effectiveness in longer texts, basically means as a decorative or display font. The upper case was generated using the lower case as a reference.
Waskonia (2013, Santos Bregaña) is inspired by Basq gravestones from the 8th century.
Earlier work of Santos Bregaña includes the Kai (Basque) typeface family (199701999, with Mikel Enparantza) at Garagefonts.
Born and died in Addis Ababa, 1926-1979. Educator (at Addis Ababa University), author, and calligrapher, who was frequently called upon by Emperor Haile Selassie for calligraphy and lettering. His Gothic Goffer (blackletter-style) characters were extended into a font by Abbas Alamnehe (2006). [Google] [More] ⦿
Atypic Co (was: Argo Typo)
Jonathan Cuervo (Atypic Co, Mexico City, and before that, Argo Typo) designed these typefaces:
German foundry, est. 2009 by Julius Wiescher (b. 1991), who is the youngest son of famous type designer Gert Wiescher. His font Thin Pen (2009) is based on an ancestor of the German DIN-Schrift. The font was traced with a plastic template on transparent paper, scanned and worked over carefully to keep the handmade, authentic touch. Other fonts by him: DonJulio and Donna Julia (2008, Autographis, calligraphic script fonts made with Gert), Flatpen (2008, Autographis, with Gert), Norm Pen (2011, based on an ancestor of DIN Schrift), Bold Pen (2011, bold version of Norm Pen), Groucho (2011, a high-contrast flowing script), Authentic (2011, a connected copperplate script), Oldhand (2011, shaky handwriting), Holz Caps (2011, an irregular wood type simulation face), Poing (2011, a flowing calligraphic script), Cri Cri (2011, slab serif comic book face).
München-based foundry, est. 2008 by Gert Wiescher, whose main font foundry is Wiescher Design. Myfonts link. Specializing in handwritten scripts and rough fonts, they created Obsession A through F (2012, a penmanship typeface family), Pigalle Swing (2012), Amaro (2011, a signage script family; + Amaro Block, +Amaro Fleurie), Obsession (2011, a calligraphic family), Astara (2010), Golden Love (2010), Homer (2010, a comic character script), Moon Love (2010), Perfecto (2010), Nikita (2009, upright connected script), English Lazy Bird (2009), Script Hand (2009), Angel Eyes (2009), Cheap Thrill (2009), Viva Maria (2009), True Love (2009), WildThing (2009), Doria (2009), Verena (2009), Astria (2009), Chloe (2009), Bea (2009, brush), Xan (2009, rough Japanese-style script), Fat Sally (2009, comic book face), Wally (2009, calligraphic), Ysadora (2009, calligraphic), Zoe (2009, calligraphic), Joyosa (2009), Ulissia (2009, hand-drawn slab serif), Querida (2009), Riana (2008), Quiana (2008), Quirina (2008, calligraphic), Naomi (2009, calligraphic; based on his Nana), Don Julio (2008, calligraphic), Donna Julia (2008, calligraphic), Novita (2008, calligraphic), Novido (2008), Flatpen (2008, a rounded sans face), Kato (2008), Leona (2008, brush script), Tina (2008, fat brush), Maeva (2008, calligraphic script), Oona (2008, like Maeva), the brush script Paula (2008), the upright cursive typefaces Grazia (2008) and Greta (2008), the brush script Juliana (2008), the comic book style typefaces Carina (2008), Isara (2008), Kiki (2008), and Fanny (2008), and the calligraphic script typefaces Dalia (2008), Elisara (2008), Simona (2008), Helenia (2008), Annabella (2008), Brigitta (2008) and Constanza (2008). Gert writes about himself: I went to Paris when I was very young, just for the sake of art. That caused many a sleepless night to my beloved mother, but she accepted my decision. Once I met Salvador Dalí, but he did not take me very seriously. To this day I dont know why! After some years I decided to start a serious life. I got married and studied graphic design at the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin. Making detours, once more to Paris, then to Barcelona, where I designed the OECD pavillion for the Osaka World Expo at the office of Harnden&Bombelli, I reached South Africa. Grey and Young advertising got to know me! I had to fiddle around with Agfa cameras and films, Epol dog-food, several kinds of toilet paper, unbelievable insurance companies and I-dont-know-what. Sometime on a holiday in Munich I stayed there. Someone made me an offer I did not want to refuse. DFS&R-Dorland bought me out of South African slavery! I now became an art-director for Paulaner, CMA, Phillip Morris, and Peugeot. Being a young adventurous man, I changed to the Herrwerth&Partner agency, which at that time was supposed to be the most creative outfit in town. Mister Herrwerth taught me to think simple. I was allowed to introduce IKEA into the German market. Afterwards I became Creative Partner with Lauenstein&Partner. That was OK, til someone discovered his love for horses! Thats when I rented my own office in 1982! Since then I design some typefaces per year, I guide a couple of nice young people (apprentices) along to designer stardom. I write a couple of books and newspaper articles about design, computers, food, drink and crime! As a graphic designer I have nothing but happy clients! I am open to every challenge! [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Graduate of the School of Design at Rochester Institute of Technology. East Billerica, MA-based designer of the calligraphically-inspired Plumeria (2015) and Plumeria Sans (2015). Behance link. Dafont link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Studio in London. In 2016, they designed these typefaces: Opal, Emery Sans, Nova Display, Chopsticks (asian look), Holiday, Game Over (squarish), Pumpkin (Halloween font), Neons Display, Styllo (art deco, fashionable), Lans Sans Serif, Greenvine, Unfinished, Indigo Handcrafted (calligraphic blackletter), Audovera (techno; organic sans).
Bob Alonso (b. Bronx, NY, 1946, d.2007), the founder of BA Graphics in 1994, was a prolific American type designer. With 33 years of experience at NewYork's Photo Lettering, he specialized in calligraphic script typefaces, but not exclusively so. BA Graphics was located in Chester, NY, and later in Toms River, NJ, and now sells its fonts through MyFonts. Many of its fonts published after Alonso's death in 2007 were completed by John Bomparte.
John Bomparte wrote this obituary: Throughout his career at the legendary Photo-Lettering, Inc. (one that spanned four decades), Bob created original typefaces and tailored type by modifying, revising and filling out families, fashioning pieces of type for hand-lettered jobs, as well as being involved with the updating of a number of well-known logotypes. Bob was blessed with natural teaching abilities; and those in social and professional circles who had the good fortune to know him considered him not just a type designer but a mentor and a friend. As one such person close to him put it, he was a "graphic technician... back when computers were not even in site for graphic arts, he would take on any intricate&complex graphic project that others would shy away from and come up with a solution that achieved a masterpiece. I'll always remember someone saying 'this can't be done' and Bob saying let me see it and a short time later, there it was --done&perfect. I would like to think that attitude rubbed off on me. Along with this gift for teaching and explaining the complex, Bob exhibited a level of professionalism that was unsurpassed. A number of years ago when the need came to make the transition from the traditional to digital way of creating fonts, he rose to the challenge admirably. Towards the last few years of Photo-Lettering, Bob played a vital role in the conversion to digital, of many of the typefaces within the collection, notably those fonts that carry the prefix PL. More recently, Bob Alonso released several fonts through ITC, Adobe and his independent foundry, BA Graphics. Bob was on the cutting edge of his best work, and in the circumstance of his untimely passing, left a measure of unfinished designs. However, the spirit of his typographic talents and his fine sense of humor lives on through the many much-loved, and popular fonts he has left us: fonts such as Cookie Dough, Equate, Elephant Bells and Pink Mouse, to name a few.
Alonso created these typefaces:
Indonesian designer of the calligraphic typefaces Ladies Style script (2018), Maybeline script (2018), Authenia Script (2018), Cottina Script (2018), Beach Girl (2018), Aurelia (2018), Mustika (2018). Typefaces from 2019: Vallentino. [Google] [More] ⦿
Bangkit Tri Setiadi
Banda Aceh, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1990) of these (mostly free) typefaces:
Trying to fit this 1000-page book into one web page, with discussion of many types. It's impossible, but I tried it. Download link for Book of type specimens: Comprising a large variety of superior copper-mixed types, rules, borders, galleys, printing presses, electric-welded chases, paper and card cutters, wood goods, book binding machinery etc., together with valuable information to the craft. Specimen book no.9. Another download link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Type designer, letterer and calligrapher located in Willoughby Hills, OH. Ex-student at the University of Reading (2003) who designed Owyhee (2003). In 2008, he created Cora, a 6-style corporate-look sans with a large x-height.
In 2011, he did Katie's Font.
Foundry in Wichita, KS, founded in 1999 by Nathan Williams (b. Concordia, KS, 1973), formerly from the University of Kansas Art Museum Library. Its motto: The goal of the foundry is to provide uninterpreted revivals of type samples generated through disappearing printing methods, and create new fonts for dissemination in the type community. Order through MyFonts.Com or Union Fonts or Creative Market. FontShop link. Klingspor link.
Bba Key (or: Marwah Store)
Aka Alexe Crisna. Aceh, Indonesia-based designer, b. 1990 or 1991, of the calligraphic script typefaces Kayla Script (2018), Amazon (2018) and Angeline Bba Key (2018), and the script typefaces Andalan (2018), Marketing (2018), Love Malia (2018), Hipnoties (2018), Melinda (2018), Alifa (2018), Quantum (2018), Amanda (2018), Santiago (2018) and Midnight (2018).
Beata Kurek graduated from Poznan Fine Arts University. As LoveLetters Studio, she designs fonts and lettering based on calligraphic writing. She also teaches lettering in workshops. Creator of the connected large x-height script typeface Polacy (2012), a school project at the Typography Studio of the University of Arts in Poznan, Poland. In 2013, she designed Rock, a script typeface.
In 2016, as part of Warsaw Types, she designed the traditional calligraphic typeface Bajaderka and writes: Bajaderka is inspired by lettering of the small signage tablets found in Warsaw shops. The letters feature details typical for traditional calligraphy, with visible brush strokes, referring to the charming style of Warsaw's sign painters. Bajaderka is free. [Google] [More] ⦿
Banda Aceh, Indonesia-based designer of the calligraphic typefaces Eighty Three (2016), The Shallow (2016), Stainless Doft (2016), Alva Romeo (2016), Kethy Violette (2016), Cittroen (2016), Escalade (2016), Holdenisty (2016) and Exquisite (2016), the scratchy Archiline (2016), the brush script Chevelle Brush (2016), and the hand-crafted typeface Mondix (2016).
American lettering artist, painter and social realist, b. Kovno, Lithuania, 1898, d. New York City, 1969. He is best known for his works of social realism, his left-wing political views, and his series of lectures published as The Shape of Content. Author of Love and Joy about Letters (1963) and of The Alphabet of Creation: An Ancient Legend From the Zohar (1954, reprinted in 1972, Shocken Books, NY).
In 1995, Maurizio Osti reconstructed and redesigned Ben Shahn's Folk Alphabet, which was originally created as lettering in 1940, with the consent and approval of Bernarda Shahn, Shahn's second wife, and the Estate of Ben Shahn, under license from VAGA (New York). FF Folk (2003, Marizio Osti and Jane Patterson) is the only authorized and officially endorsed digital version of Shahn's well-known protest poster lettering. In the same style, we also have the fonts Bensfolk (2000) and Bensfolk Condensed (2000) by Harold Lohner.
Jean Evans's Hatmaker (1996, Agfa Creative Alliance and later ITC) consists of two all caps typefaces, one of which was inspired by Ben Shahn's hand-constructed alphabet.
Nick Curtis's Outgribe NF (2011) is a rough, raw typeface that is based on the lettering in Ben Shahn's iconic poster protesting the execution of Nicolo Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti in 1927. That same poster also inspired Daniel Pelavin in his Book Country (2010).
Charles Leroux created the Tuscan typeface Rendezvous GRP (2008) based on Ben Shahn's cover of Rendezvous with Destiny.
At Esos tipos de la UTEM, one can download Nahueltoro (2007), an exceptionally beautiful comic book style headline face by Santiago Toro, based on the credits of the movie El Chacal de Nahueltoro by Vicente and Antonio Larrea, and on Ben Shahn's lettering. [Google] [More] ⦿
Writing Master at the University of Siena, Italy, ca. 1544-1560. The only known surviving exemplars of his writing are twenty vellum leaves bound in a manuscript copybook, dated 4 February 1545, dedicated to Edward Raleigh, an Englishman (Signor Odoardo Ralyg Gentilhuomo). Handwriting instructions (by James Pickering) based on Cataneo's work. [Google] [More] ⦿
Limbach-Oberfrohna (Saxony)-based designer (b. 1987) of the calligraphic roman display typeface Chantelli Antiqua (2007) and the sans family Sansation (2008-2009) [poster of Sansation by Flavia Schreiber].
In 2013, he published the black titling sans typeface Majoris.
Munich, Germany-based designer of the classical antiqua typeface Equipe (2015)---think lively Didot. He also made a series of calligraphic alphabets in his Schriftfamilie project (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Best Font Studio (was: Bald Creative, Asry Lab)
Banda Aceh, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1990) of these typefaces:
Perm, Russia-based designer (b. 1986) of mainly script typefaces. Creator of the brush script typefaces Mushrooms (2017), Kangary (2017), Loveit (2017), Boronic (2017), Wildlife (2017), Fully Flared (2017), School of Rock (2017), Seek & Destroy (2017), Secret Service (2017: a free monoline script), Sileighty (2017: brush script), Kashtanka (2017), Mandarina (2017), Mistery (2017), Custom Craft (2017), Darkstar (2017), Kalmaros (2017), Stereo Type (2017, dry brush), Karateka (2017), The Buster (2017), Blackned (2017), Mantoya (2017: calligraphic), Momentus (2017), San Antonio (2017), Mishanya (2017), Dimanga (2017), Kenstein (2017), Malifisenta (2017), Samanta (2017), Kerala (2017), Roselita (2017), Sagaya (2017), Strider (2017), Joline (2017), Misled Youth (2017), Sixpounder (2017), Wildchild (2017), and Tormentor (2017).
Typefaces from 2018: Rasty King, Stone Soul, Beauty Script, Quake Love, Mashroom, Kansai, Monstermash, Freedom, Wire, Enjoy, Transmitter, Claster, Camsay, Stronger, Parabellum, Jiguliny, Youthful, Lucky Station (monoline script), Solitary (signature script), Salt Lake, No Limits, Amber Rose, Batallion, Best Choice, BlackLabel, Blitz, Brighton Beach, Buttery, Candyman, Ceremony, Cinthia, Coliseum, Crimson Thunder, Desert Strike, Fresh Bakery, Friendship, Glam Rock, Great Wall, Hardwired, Health, High Way, Holy Cow, My Darling, Hey Kent, Instance, Jennifer, Lazer, Master of Horror, Mengano, Muggle, New Wave, Power of Love, Prince Charming, Pure Love, Quake Love, Rock Star, Sanctuary, Santy Fergason, Satori, Special Blend, Stereotype, Sun Light, Amsterdam, The Love, Malorry, Sterling, Venture, Welcome to the Jungle, Wondery, Zero Style, Berzeker, Equestrain, William, Salto, Solitude, Satirically, The Strokes, Home Sweet Home, Wondery (Treefrog style), Special Blend, Black Label, Felicita, Heart of Stone (Treefrog style), Golden Palace, The Love, Silvia One Love, Mr. Jester (signature script), Handsome Devil, Twilight Zone, Mature, Stay Clean, Paranoid (slab serif), Dogmatic (signage script), Stayer, The Mercury, Maranta, Scary Stories.
Typefaces from 2019: Islanders, Impulse, Raconteurs, The Black Hawk, Scream Team, Bon Voyage, Bryan Herman, Sanitary, Last Factory, Solited, Wimmer, Beauty, Showtime, Moorland Lovely Star. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Kutacane, Indonesia-based script typeface designer, b. 1993. In 2017, Bexxtype published the calligraphic typefaces Amelisa Script, Dicella Script, Hello Violetta Script, My Darling Script, Mellitta Script, Junitha Script, Yullisa Script and Faranisa Script.
Typefaces from 2018: Mettadilla, Sabena, Elistabeta, Mandailing, Adiescode, Cerilleta, Maqella Script, Ellic Script, Qatielia Script, Magella Script, Sakira Script, Fantastic, Hypatia, Namilla.
Brazilian graphic designer and prolific creator of free typefaces, which often combine calligraphy, retro signage, and grunge.
Fonts from 2019: Dinasty, Magic Touch, Hot Jacket (brush script), Simplicity (beatnik face), Ibiza Crystal, Mystical Eyes, Allicia, Misterios del Amor, Sugar Kisses, Gonna Getha (weathered sans), Valentine Day, Secretss, Honey Lips, Got to be real, Afternoon in Stereo, Hotel Costes, Wall Paper,
Fonts from 2018: Children's Party, Music Magic, Awesome Season, Lavelle, Wonderful Night, Chapter One, Atmospherica, Lost Sunset, Claudina, Run To The Hills, Placid Pool, New Balance, Euphoria, Claudia, Barbecue, Salsa Parrilla, Pilsen Extra, Morphine, Love is the Law, United Forces, Smell a Daisy, Allegratta, Hamburguer, Gingerale, Anette, Marshmallow, Bunch of Flowers, Cinderela, Antonine, Sepetiba, Anastasia Script, Alliance, Mustard, Superstar, Makeup, Flowers of Summer, Honeybe, Mirella, Fantastic (signage script), Inked Skin, Girls Got Rhythm, Dirty Queen, Ipanema, Antidote, Galaxie, Moving Star, Miraflor, Beredith, Allessa, Worldwide, Andorra, Single case, Carpenters, Monster Party (eerie font), Dontchastop, Love Strong, The Hills, Romantica, Attraction, Burning Heart (monoline script), Local Motion, Summer Daisy, Pumpkins, Space Jam, Sweet Movements, California Sun, Body & Soul, Choppers, Magical Waste, Over The Seas, Vegan Yummy, Glamour Girls, Flower Power, Quick Kiss, Star Light, Costa Rica, Nuclear Boots, Amore Mio, Lovely Summer, Roses Everywhere, Love Is The Antidote, Wisdom Words, Limousines, Mysteries of Passion, Moving Pictures, Blackberry Jam, Movie Poster, Beauty Mountains, Bunch Blossoms, Flora, Inked Angels (tattoo font), Loveland, Beautiful Lovers, Belle et Belle, Cherry Blossom, Let It Be, Casual Chance, Caranda, Aromabar, Capable of Loving, Miss Daisy, Mardi Gras, Last Frontier, Nouvelle Vague, Travel Light, Mind Rescue, Bella Fashion, Amarula, Sweet Easy, Indian Strength, Everlast, Megan, Hello Beauty, Vegan Style, Andaluzia, Ambar Pearl, New Era, Candice, Hometown, Sunrise Place, Lemon Jelly, Nature Beauty, Natural Beauty, Black Pearl, Tan Pumpkins, Acid Label II, Thrasher, Inked Babes, Ribbons in the wind, Calligraphy (inky), Amsterdam, Sweet Sixteen, Sunset Beach, Star King, Countryside, Crazy Love, Little Sister, Creature, House Queen, Dr Phibes (beatnik style), Moskitoes, Nirvana (script), Iceland, The Cure, Mr. Fink (beatnik style), Sea Balance, Hot Dog, Blow Up, Blow Me (crayon font), Sunrise, Joes Burguer, Splatted, Moonbeam, Tomatoes, Beautiful People, Hamsters, Vacations in Paradise, Lover Artefacts, School Days, Traffic, Campus (weathered athletics font), Universidad (weathered athletics font), Sundance, Siberian, Rich The Barber, Aurora, Dove of Peace, Clipper, The Quick Fox, Daisy Days, Dieselpower (grungy texture), Progress, Loud and Clear, Generator, Wannabees, Ripmonsters, Shity Chats, Death Before Chocolate, Karmacoma, Clever Couple, Astrovegan, Clarification, Breakfast on the beach, Graceland (signage script), Beauty Bright, Atlantida (letterpress grunge), Cassandra, Gene Loves Jezabel (brush), Great Cities, Crackerdown, Lost Ages, Bite Chocolate (script), Sunflowers (script), Mon Cherry (script), Lovely Day (heart font), Miracle Place, Ebony Eyes, Skywalker, Zabritzkyes, Black (grungy octagonal slab serif).
Fonts from 2017: Waiting a Silver Moon, Master of Comics, Millenia, Fantastic Reason (signage script), Varukers (dry brush), Awakening (grunge), Majestic (signage script, Emotional Rescue, Misstral, Elements, Alouette, Cure of Pain (ink splash type), Farenheight (octagonal), Peacemaker (upright retro script), Altavista (creamy script), Ananda (script), Alexandra (script), Paper Rib (script with paper rib outlines), Honeymoon (script), Gotcha (heavy headline type), Christmas Day (signage script), Clarice, Orange (signage script), Indiana (baseball script), Magnificent (blackletter), Sketching Summer (signage), September Five, Cross Town (weathered), Saturday Nights (signage script), Blessed (baseball script), Blobbers (baseball script), Jam Sessions, Moon Walker (dry brush), Drawing Nature, Sketching Stars, Lone Wolf, Cubika Script, Bonneville Co, Walk (wide wood type), Rio Black (counterless), Secret Agent, Trouble (blackletter), Trouble II (blackletter), Living Colours, Crystal, Sepia (letterpress poster font), Rainbow Bridge, Black Diamonds (signage script), Candy Shop, Enthrall (sharp-edged retro signage script), Movie Makers (script), Sunshine Boulevard, Black Napkins (grungy), Brush Stroke, Carolina Mountains, South Gardens, Calling Angels, Cherry Kisses (candy script), Messenger Pigeons (script), Shine, Carolina Hills, Shave The Whales (tattoo script), Diamonde (baseball script), Yananeska, Black Ball, Miss Hanna (signage script).
Fonts from 2016: Sweet Sensations, Breeze (brush script), Christmas Time (script), Propaganda Sight, Modern Stencil, Eyes Wide Open, Bella Donna, Safira Shine, Heaven Matters, Electricity (fifties script), Maccrap Asphalt (textured), Blockhead Dude (beatnik style), Weekend Flower Hunters, Sunset Clouds (tattoo script), Bikinis, Chedelparedon (scartchy font), Dattermatter (connected script), Granada-Blues (connected script), Mistery-Curse (connected script), Walking-Stones (calligraphic), Moderata, Spring Time (calligraphic), Desert Queen, Marriage Moment (wedding script), Angel Tears Neue, Germanika (blackletter), Great Day, Sunday Morning, Texas Tango (weathered Western font), Stenciled, Casablanca Noir, Brasileirinha, Carioca, Asphaltic Grain, Asphaltic Scratch, Nova Stamp (grungy), Bananas (brush script), Enjoy, Reminiscent Drive, Bananas (signage script), Mandela Script, Altamonte (baseball script), Landscape, Landscape Land, Old Type, Sedex, Good News, IA Type, Satisfaction (heavy creamy signage script), Sebastiana (baseball script), Urgh Type (grunge), Texas Tango (spurred Western font), Factory (textured), Rio Glamour (sans), Like (Italian style Western font), Heaven Gate (connected script), Colt (Western font).
Fonts from 2014: BackStab (metal band blackletter font), Strongbox (concave Western font), Goiabada, Bonesoup, Blanc Chateau (tattoo script), Botas Sujas (grungy letterpress font), Bigbobs (cartoon face), Yukathin N Conte Smile, Sambahollyc, Cherry Jam, Cacha (grunge), Rubber Stamp, Yukafont (hand-printed), Cabriolet (brush script), Sweet Correction Roth (tattoo script).
Fonts from 2011: Tabu, Caribbean Tool (roman caps face), Pijamas (hand-printed 3d outline face), Nova Solid (Nova Regular and Bold are from 2014), Chocolate Dealer, Happy Family (dingbats), Save The Mini, Tosca Zero (grunge), Epidemia (grunge), Skt and Destroy (grunge), High on fire, Manabu, Masterplan, Thrashline (multiline), Triumph Rewind, The Dreamer, Why, Uranium Mafia, Blessed Day, Caribbean Tool (floral caps face), Lost Winner, Dove Love (curly valentine's Day font), Safe Iodine (texture face), Easy Trouble, ArgelFont, BUTECO (sketch font), DIAMONDDUST, Dropping, Ink In The Meat (tattoo font), NORMAL, Popcorn (a great grunge hand-drawn Futura Black), POPCORNSKETCHSKETCH (a sketched face), ROCKETAIR, ShitHappens-Cursive. Panhead (grunge Western face).
Fonts made in 2010: Thrashline, Dotled (a fuzzy texture face), Refurbished, PUNKBABE, CANDYINC, GreenPillow, DIRTYBAGBOLDTRIAL, LEDLIGHT, MAJORGUILTY, Network Vampires, NEWESTTRIAL (Western face), VATOS, Billy Argel Font (calligraphic), ACIDLABEL, BeyondSky-trial, HURTMOLD, TOSCAZERO, TABU (grunge), EASY TROUBLE, BOMBFONT (puffy letters), BILLYARGELFONT (calligraphic), Soap Store (grunge), ANGELTEARS (calligraphic), BUTOXQUEEN-trial, ELECTRICHANDS (cursive hand), FLOWERFLOW-trial, HAPPYFAMILY-TRIAL, HEARTQUAKE (grunge), MSKITOKILLA (grunge), NIGHTSTALKER-TRIAL (grunge), RAINFOREST (handwriting with rough edges), ROADMOVIE, ROSE TATTOO (an outlined hand-printed beauty), TWINPINES (brush), WANNABEME (sketched), WEDDINGNIGHTMAREStrial (calligraphic), BEERNOTE, GREENMIND (grunge), PORNFASHION, MASTERPLAN (grunge), SNIPERSHOT.
Fonts from 2009: COOLECTOR, BODYHUNTER-Bold (grunge), CLUBHAUS-Bold (ultra black, mechanical/octagonal), MAKEMEALPHA (grunge), NewGardenLight, TRIUMPHREWIND (grunge), Nachos and TV, Oxidisaster, Helloween, Lemon Day Semibold (a sketch font), Tosca Zero, Outlaw (Western face), Gangland (scratchy brushy face), B Side (vertical stencil).
Fonts from 2008: Plastic Pill (fat art deco face), Bedspread Assassin, A Bite (grunge), Dirty and Classic (grunge calligraphy), Gas Mask (grunge stencil), PANHEAD (grungy Western billboard font), My Turtle, Cubiculo Gallery (created for the Cubiculo Gallery in Sao Paulo), Ginga (grunge calligraphic--think award-winning grunge!!!), Wallrider, TOY_SOLDIERS-Bold (grunge), Abite (grunge), ACIDLABEL, Bulldozer, Cheap Stealer, DONOTEXIST, HANGUP (3-d bouncy letters), HYERBA (Far West font), LAZYDAY (hand-printed outline caps face), LEDLIGHT, Mon Bijoux (ornamental), MANABU (futuristic), PEIXEFRITO, Positiv-A, Killed DJ (multiline grunge), Sniper (grunge), Black Oak (smudged face), ShAnKed,
Fonts from 2007: Olho de Boi (a great scratchy handwriting font inspired by the first Brazilian postage stamp which was released on August 1, 1843), Skull TS2 (skull dingbats), REBOARD, Hurtmold (rounded octagonal face), PDRPT (grunge), the Soma family (modern stencil), Caatinga (2006, artsy display face), Santos Dumont (handwriting: free at DaFont).
Bilt Fonts (or: Aruban Font Foundry)
Established in 2003 by George Ryan in Arlington, MA, Bilt Fonts (Aruban Font Foundry) sells revivals and original designs through MyFonts. Typefaces include Pietin, Geo Sans, Netto, Rescue, Jingle, Geo Tablet, Lottsa Lotta, Big Stuff, Rainman, Depth Charge, Sansand, Bulla Bulla, Kappa Nappa, Kappa Sappa, Sarabella (2004, calligraphic), Marcus Texus (fun informal), Marcus Displaeus, and Spio Beo. George Ryan held senior positions at Linotype and Bitstream since 1979, where he has been involved in the production of over 2500 fonts. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Black Cats Media
Designer of the swashy calligraphic typefaces Berson Dream (2018), Beradon Script (2017) and Enyssala Script (2016), the Victorian ornaments typefaces Beradon Frames (2017) and Vondey Ornaments (2017), the script font Amastery (2017), the prototypical Victorian typeface Troemys (2018) and the signage typeface The Trickster (2016). Creative Fabrica link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Blackmoon Foundry (was: La Letteria, or: Anatole Type Foundry)
Elena Albertoni (Blackmoon Foundry, and before that, La Letteria, and before that, Anatole Type Foundry, est. 2005) is an Italian type designer (b. 1979, Bergamo) who studied at ESAD Amiens and the Ecole Estienne in Paris, before taking a position as type designer at FontFabrik in Berlin, where she still lives. She cofounded Anatole Type Foundry with Pascal Duez. La Letteria is located in Berlin. In 2011, Elena cofounded LetterinBerlin, a studio dedicated to handmade and digital design, with a special focus on lettering and type-design.
At the Rencontres de Lure 2005, she spoke about OpenType and Latin characters.
Blambot Comics Fonts was founded in 1999 by graphic designer and illustrator, Nate Piekos, and is located in East Providence, RI. Blambot has a huge number of original free comics fonts and balloons by Nate Piekos (East Providence, RI, b. RI, 1975). Comic Lettering is an alternate URL, where you can also order logo designs, custom fonts, and custom lettering. Fontspace link. The fonts:
Nengtak, Bangunjiwo, Kasian, Bantul, Semarang and Yogyakarta, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1991) of Marchell (2017: copperplate calligraphic script), Bluesky (2017), Kallisa Script (2017: brush), the signage typeface Mattoa (2017, co-designed by Bangkit Tri Setiadi and Amir Subqi Setiaji), Blandes (2017: brushed signage font), Slender (2017: signature font), Sacred Bridge (2017: co-designed by Bangkit Tri Setiadi and Amir Subqi Setiaji), Wildcats (2017: vintage signage font), Alentine (2017, brush style), Black Django (2017), Rockaboy (2017, signage), Raidand (2017, brush signage script) and Conjure (2017, Victorian).
Typefaces from 2018: Flanella, Clarissa, Kallisa (dry brush), Funkies (signage script), Monthelo (signage script), Chomolatte, Anthemis (a heavy signage script), Northead (a vintage display typeface), Quiska, Fresty Script, Old Finlander (Victorian), Black Drama (a free Victorian typeface), Blackjack (sign painter font).
Dmitrii Mikitenko (Blessed Print, Chisinau, Moldova) created the connected brush script typefaces BetterFly (2015) and Miletta, and the calligraphic (wedding) scripts TheSecret and Flamingo in 2015. Other early typefaces include Draft Cheese, Graficx, Holiday, Kiss Me, Linella, Masterink, Modern Script, Patteson, Rotundio, Shrifton, Sunse Fun, TheSecret, Trajan, and Zippy.
Typefaces from 2016: Mozart Script (formal calligraphic or wedding script), Blessed Script, Blessed Appetite Sans, Blessed Mamaliga Condensed Serif, Amelia Script.
Typefaces from 2017: The Wedding Script (Spencerian), The Creative, Sophia Script (a great swashy calligraphic typeface family), Dorotthy Script.
Typefaces from 2018: Betterfly, Cardinal (a great weathered medieval calligraphic script), Charlotte (free script font).
BLKBK is a graphic design and visual communications studio in Winnipeg, Canada, specializing in type, lettering, brand identity, art direction, and design for print and web. BLKBK was formed in 2013 by Canadian designers Justin Graefer and Derek Campbell. Derek Campbell and Justin Graefer designed these hand-set typefaces in EPS format in 2014: Second Glance, Dead Stock, Mily Waves, Word Life, Drop Dead (dripping blood font), Space Jam, Midnight Disco, High Times, Bad Bones, Cru Jones, Age Old (vintage shaded letters), All Caps and Good Times.
In 2015 they added the truetype fonts Good Thang, Extra Mile, Retro Grade (letterpress emulation), First Take (brush script), Wreck Effect, Hand Book, Real Talk (sturdy text typeface), Breathe Easy, Finger Paint, New Age, Mango Tango, Hight Tide (connected signage script), Silk Road (brush script), Pure Gold, Blast Off, Plain Jane (cleanly printed rounded sans), Wild Thing (brush script), Loose Joints, Rush, Honey Dip, After Hours, Rough Diamond, Star Dust, Jive Talk, Black Marble, Love Jones, Sure Shot, Feel Real, Second Chance, Dead Stock, Tres Bien, Outer Limits, Night Fever, Yard Sale, Hot Cakes, Flavor Rich, Deep Impact, Major League, Street Beat, Cherry Funk, High Voltage, Casual Look, Danger Mode, Beat Box, Cold Crush, Rare Groove, Fresh Daily and Flash Back. These are mostly signage and brush script typefaces.
Typefaces from 2016: Handy Man, Red Velvet, Mighty River, Mega Fresh, Sun Valley, Street Magic, Run Wild, Body Rock, Alpha Beta (rounded sans), Mass Appeal, Bad Habits, Cosmic Rays (brush script), Drive Thru, Lucky Turns (brush style), Just Wright, Earth Rich (brush script), Golden Plains, Time Warp, Good Vibes, City Work, Soft Rocks, Stay Rad, Mind Rush (brush), Third Rail, Heat Wave, Far Out (an inky brush typeface), Mystic Moods, Super Market, Hang Loose, Crown Heights (calligraphic), New Speak.
Typefaces from 2017, including some free fonts: After-Hours, Black-Marble, Breathe-Easy, Cosmic-Rays, Diamond-Creek, Just-Wright, Mighty-River, Street-Magic, Third-Rail, Wild-Thing, Super Natural, Special Touch, Master Works, Peak Times, Flash Back, Lucky Turns, Raw Selvedge, Play Time, Extra Mile (thick brush), Daily Grind, Furious Styles, Stay Fresh, Touch Base, Painted Paradise, Casual Delight.
Typefaces from 2018: Ultra Fresh (brush script), Special Request, Beyond Infinity, Human Nature (script), New Rules, Box Office, Pure Seduction, Seaside Grove, Heavy Trip, Stay Fresh, Shine Bright, Sweet Nothings, Real World, Mind Rush, Easy Going, Future Shock, Hot Cakes, Good Vibes, Crown Heights, Cold Crush, Hand Book, Fresh Daily, Bad Habits.
Typefaces from 2019: Deluxe Edition.
Bandung, Indonesia-based designer of the brush typefaces Flow Oil Paint (2017, OpenType SVG format), Thinks (2017, OpenType SVG format), Heady Rough (2017, dry brush, SVG), Matthew Rough (2017), Velowley (2017), and Discovar (2017), the sans typeface Carbon (2017), Salvathore (2017, pure Victoriana), the hand-crafted poster typeface Majestic (2017) and the calligraphic typefaces Nuvaticia (2017) and Olwas (2017).
Typefaces from 2018 include Charles Swarel, Floatwod (Victorian), Scarletto, Harbour, Jamsuit, Macquina, Bouquet (flowery caps), Phelovetica, Beverley (a signage script), Phelovetica (a feminine script), and Nuvaticia (script). [Google] [More] ⦿
Semarang, Jawa Tengah-based designer (b. 1979) of the script typefaces Polarise (2018), Naila (2018), Anjellic (2018), Anjellic Sans (2018), Yello Lemon (2018), Bettrish (2018, +Italic) and Little Heart (2018), the signature script typeface Shellomita (2018), the calligraphic script Chelosia (2018), and Gellato (2018: all caps headline typeface), Black Pepper (2018: rounded sans) and Bucharest (2018).
The early typefaces (before 2003): Grumble (1999, grunge), Hot Fudge (2003), Dia De Los Muertos BV (2003, Halloween-style dingbats), Delorita BV (2003), Dance Craze (2002), Redford (2002, black display font), CharmsBV (2002, dingbats), LearningCurve BV (for children), HornyDevils, Princess (girls stuff dings), TurnTable (2001), Vinyl Smooth (2001), StereoLab, 60sChic, Airwave, Cafe Noire, Lucky Charms, Punk Rock, Chains, Slasher, Blue Melody, Sugar Coma (1999, junk food dingbats), Metal on Metal, Hearts, Crushed Out Girl, Nuwave, Deco Cafe, Screen, Rock Star (dingbats), Gothic Ultra Trendy, Film Star, Mary Jane, Turning Japanese, Lushus, Rockabilly, (my favorite thick display letters) Moma Grape, Modular 2000, Cyber Phonic, Comic Zine (3d), Grrlz Stuff, Retro Bats, Terrible Nervz, Pop Up, Moonbow, Tropicana (Luau dingbats), Tiki Tooka, That 70's Ding, Karaoke Superstar, Pippi, Pocket Calculator, Kool Ding, Kool Ding 2, LittleTroubleGirl, Grumble, SeeingStars, AllStarBV, Awesome80sBV, HellcatsBV, HotRodGangBV, Stereolab, SweetHeartsBV, BumbleBeeBV, CandyStoreBV, CHAINSColorFill, ComicZine, CHAINS, EeronautsBV, Charms, Film-Star, JimmyDoodles, LooseCruseBold, LooseCruse, MODULAR, MonkeyWrench, OneTrickPony, PubertyStrike, PUNKROCKColorFill, PUNKROCK, Plexifont (see-through letters), SeeingStars, SooperDooper, TerribleNerves, Pandamonium BV, TrickorTreatBV, WebstarBV, Sonic Reverb (2003), Jacks (2003), Rodeo Girl BV (2003, handwriting), Jacks BV (2003, free), Majorette, Albedo, Retroclassics (two dingbat fonts), Westmore BV, KnockOut, Spellbound (2000), Speedway, Chocolate Mint Surprise, Pinky, Sparky, Glamorous, Bohemian Garden Party (1999), Fashionista (brush), Pink Martini, ValentinesBV, Macrame BV One (2002, single, double and triple-lined commercial font), Macrame Super Triline (2002), Redford BV (2002), Charms, Wedding Wishes (2002, dingbats), Bric A Brac BV (2002), Meringue BV (2002, handprinting), Retro Classics 3BV (2002, dingbats), Roller Baby BV (2003).
2004: Swan Song (calligraphic), Shimmer (connected cursive handwriting), Spin Cycle, Rock Star 2.0 (dings), Gros Marqueur (marker pen typeface).
2005: MyScars, My Bleeding Scars, Azuki (Japanese brush simulation), Taroca, Taroca Extras.
2006: BV Sans (2006), PrintClearly (2006, children's orthographics).
2007: Save Her (ecological dingbats), Confection (fancy script), Parsley Script, Pointed Brush.
2008: Synthetique (dot matrix), Lavender Script (calligraphic), Giant Head (ultra fat signage face), Synthetique (thin dot matrix), Print Clearly, Dashed and Bold (simple sans), Disko (comic book style).
2014-2015: Felt That (connected marker script).
2016: Relation (connected retro brush script).
2018: Enticing Script.
Swedish designer born in 1924 in Stockholm. He says of himself: Compositor, Linotype operator, teacher of typography. Type designer in a small matrix factory 1950-51. Calligrapher, book designer, author, lecturer and trade mark specialist. Now retired, but does type design as a hobby and to special orders for museums, ad agencies, companies and even to private persons. Prolific typographer who created beauties such as Boberia LL (1994), a fantastic didone text family with an antique bouquet. Most of his work is available from Linotype and/or Agfa/Monotype.
His fonts include Boberia LL (1994, a fantastic didone text family with an antique bouquet), the Grafilone LL family (1994, an avant-garde family that is almost illegible), Cartesius (2006, a beautiful 5-style family done at T4 in a mix of garalde and Venetian fashions), Byngve (2004, Linotype, in the style of 15th century Italy), Linotype Dala Text (2002, Fraktur, with ornaments and borders), Ornabo dingbats. Art Gallery, Belltrap (1995), Benedict (uncial), Beowulf (uncial), Boscribe (2005), Bosis (1991, sans), Botobe (2011, an informal script), Brigida, Buccardi (1998, Agfa), Caballero Script (2011, inspired by Spanish handwriting from 15th and 16th century), Carl Beck Script (1992, calligraphic), Esseltube, Euclides, Exlibris (1998), Frisans (2005, Monotype), Gertrud (2006, T4, based on 16th century calligraphy), Geometra (2011, T4), Gianpoggio (1992), Golota (1998, Agfa), Grantofte (1995), Hagalind (2011, a calligraphic connected script), Jerrywi (1994), Johabu (Fraktur), Lebensjoy (1994), Läckö, Linotype Dala Borders, Linotype Dala Pict (2002, beautiful dings!), Linotype Hieroglyphes One and Two (2002), Logoform, Magellan (1993), Maricava, Moorbacka, Naniara (1998), Nordik, Olaus Bandus (medieval script), Olaus Magnus, Palekin (1994), Pelegotic (2006, an art deco inspired but minimalist sans), Pelican, PocketType (1994), Picadyll (2011, art deco), Promemoria, Ringlingje, Sabellicus (1997), Space Kid (runes), Swingbill, Trotzkopf (1998), Unotype (1997, mono), Vadstenakursive (1989, blackletter typeface with almost Lombardic-looking capitals), Viger Spa (runes).
In 2003, these typefaces were published in the Linotype Taketype 5 collection: Berndal LT Std Bold, Berndal LT Std BoldItalic, Berndal LT Std Italic, Berndal LT Std Regular, Berndal LT Std SC, Siseriff LT Std Black, Siseriff LT Std Bold, Siseriff LT Std BoldItalic, Siseriff LT Std Italic, Siseriff LT Std Light, Siseriff LT Std LightItalic, Siseriff LT Std Regular, Siseriff LT Std Semibold, Siseriff LT Std SemiboldItalic.
Pelle Anderson interviews Bo Berndal. Bitstream write-up. Agfa/Monotype write-up. Author of Typiskt typografiskt (Fisher and co, 1990). MyFonts page. Linotype page. MyFonts interview. FontShop link. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Editorial and graphic designer in Barcelona, b. 1990, who studied at Elisava in Barcelona (2008-2012), the Cooper Union in New York (2014) and the Typemedia program at KABK, class of 2016. In 2018, he joined the faculty in the Masters of Type Design program at Elisava in Barcelona.
He designed a macho poster headline face in 2012. His graduation typeface at KABK is Lanka. Lanka uses stencil effects in calligraphy, and is inspired by Francisco Palomares's book Arte nueva de escribir (1776). He produced several stencil and text styles for an attractive and highly original ensemble. [Google] [More] ⦿
Creators in 2008 of a series of detailed free fonts: Eutemia (connected calligraphic script), Deborah Extra Ornaments, Prozac Buzz (grungy and neurotic), Phat Grunge Bold, Metal Macabre (scary), Kremlin-Advisor-Display-Kaps-Bold, Kremlin-Samovar-Extra-Bold, Kremlin-Samovar, KremlinAlexander-Bold, KremlinBolshevik-Bold, KremlinDuma-Bold, KremlinEmpire, KremlinGeorgianI3D, KremlinGrandDuke, KremlinKiev, KremlinOrthodoxChurch, KremlinStarets (all Cyrillic simulation typefaces), Deborah Fancy Dress (saloon font), Deborah (1880s style).
Full list, at the end of 2008: AngstRidden (angst-ridden handwriting, dated 2002 under the label Mahoney Fine Arts), Bolt-Cutter-Light, Bolt-Cutter-Nasty, Bolt-Cutter, CSAR-Italic, CSARVESTMENT (illuminated caps), Bloody Irish Bastard or Congeal (2001), Deborah (Western), DeborahCondensed, DeborahExtrasOrnaments, DeborahFancyDress, Dominatrix, EutemiaI-Italic, EutemiaII-BoldItalic, EutemiaIII-BoldItalic, EutemiaOrnaments, GeneticEngine, GideonPlexus, KREMLINMINISTRY-DemiBoldItalic, Kremlin-Advisor-Display-Kaps-Bold, Kremlin-Samovar-Extra-Bold, Kremlin-Samovar, Kremlin-Soviet-Italic, Kremlin-Tsaritsa-Italic, Kremlin, KremlinAdviser, KremlinAlexander-Bold, KremlinBolshevik-Bold, KremlinComrade, KremlinCzar, KremlinDuma-Bold, KremlinEmperor-Bold, KremlinEmpire, KremlinGeorgianI3D, KremlinGrandDuke, KremlinImperial, KremlinKiev, KremlinKommisar, KremlinKourier-II, KremlinKourierII-Bold, KremlinMenshevik-Bold, KremlinMenshevik-BoldItalic, KremlinMinister-Black, KremlinMinister-Bold, KremlinMinister, KremlinMinisterBlack3D-Bold, KremlinOrthodoxChurch, KremlinPravda-Italic, KremlinPravda, KremlinPremier, KremlinStarets, KremlinSynod, MarquisDeSade, MarquisDeSadeAlternates, MarquisDeSadeOrnaments, Kremlin Chairman, Metal-Macabre, NewSymbolFont, ODINS-SPEAR-HOLLOW (2002, runes), ODINS-SPEAR (runic), OurSacredRights-Bold, PhatGrunge-Bold, Precious (calligraphic), StarmanCrusader, TEK-HED-AGGRESIVE (the TEK (techno) series is from 2003), tEK-HED-ANGRY, TEK-HED-BOLIMIC, TEK-HED-LAZY, TekHedRegular, ThorsHammerCarved (2008, chiseled look), csar, csarparadedress. Fonts from 2009: Vlad tepes II (creepy).
Fonts from 2010: Sarcophagus.
Fonts from 2012: Baris Cerin (a bastardized Garamond caps face).
Fonts from 2013: Precious (connected formal script).
Aka Rachma BT. Banda Aceh, Indonesia-based designer of the connected calligraphic script typefaces Starheart (2015), Sitimerry (2015), Boboiboy NewYork (2015), Milagros (2015), Khanza (2015) and Laurence (2015), and Cute Baby Script (2015).
Typefaces from 2016: Cinderella (watercolor brush), Stand Book (connected script), Sepatik Script, Yusniar Script, Feel Script, Hangout, Letter Girls, Starheart, Long Shine Script, Feedback Script (high-contrast calligraphic script).
Typefaces from 2017: Kimberly, Mariesa, Murano, Paradiso, Camsia Script, Author, Siesta, Asmila Script, Goodies, Kayla Script (calligraphic).
Typefaces from 2018: Endless, Canadia, Miraluna.
Bonnie Clas has completed her B.F.A. and M.F.A. at Savannah College of Art and Design as a major in Graphic Design with a minor in Drawing. She has been developing her career by taking positions as a designer, illustrator, and letterer for SpotCo, Rodrigo Corral Design, and Hsu+Associates in Manhattan. She lives in New York City. Creator of TWD Sans (2011, semi-blackletter), Mecano Neue (2011), Kule Script (calligraphic, for a clothing brand), Kule Slab (2011, didone), Lady Chatterly (curly fashion mag face), Lacie (curly typeface for Latin and Cyrillic), Methodenstreit (2011, arts and crafts face), Habana (2011, Lost Type), Feverish (2011, experimental), Burlesque (art deco). She also did the lettering for tens of projects. [Google] [More] ⦿
Free package in 2011 maintained at the CTAN TeX archive by Michael Sharpe from UCSD, who writes: The PostScript fonts in this package were derived from the STIX OpenType collection, with regular and bold weights of calligraphic, fraktur and double-struck (aka blackboard bold). The font names: BoondoxCalligraphic-Bold, BoondoxCalligraphic-Regular, BoondoxDoubleStruck-Bold, BoondoxDoubleStruck-Regular (blackboard bold style), BoondoxFraktur-Bold, BoondoxFraktur-Regular. Still in 2011, he published Dutch Calligraphic, a reworking of Elzevier's free math calligraphic font ESSTX13. Another CTAN download site. [Google] [More] ⦿
Born in 1975 in Schwäbisch Gmünd, Kahl graduated in 2001 from the Hochschule für Gestaltung in Pforzheim. Boris Kahl is Art Director of the German advertising agency MAGMA (Büro für Gestaltung) since 2001. He cofounded the German type and design weblog Slanted. His type designs are published at Volcano Type (Karlsruhe):
free fonts at Dafont include Filou Medium (2010, calligraphic).
Foundry with one freebie, Irene Frances Italic Caps. All fonts in type 1 and TrueType, Mac and PC. Commercial fonts: the great subdued calligraphic Turbayne Collection, the Morgan and Morgan Sticks display font, and the stylish Deco font Habana Moon stand out. Other fonts: AbeAbeAbeAbeAbe, Berngard, BoyBeaver Koloss, Granma, Granma Bones, Runninghand, ZigZagBoy, Randi. I guess all fonts are made by Ignacio Frances. Irene Frances is Ignacio's mother. [Google] [More] ⦿
Bran (or: Fractal Eye)
Mexican graphic designer, b. 1986, who lives in Hermosillo. He created a number of typefaces, some of which are free. Also known as Fractal Eye.
The list of fonts, all made between 2006 and 2008: Tulip, Fragments of Eter (2007, upright connected paperclip script), Next Level (display sans), Ironbeauty, Esquizofrenia (grunge), Nü, Yellow Move (a great art deco sans), The King and Queen (2007, grunge medieval calligraphy), Foelia (dot matrix), Ank (2007, grungy sketch face), Nü Creactivo 2008 (spurred Western face), Further, One and Four, Quiñók (2007, experimental), Defekto (2007, gothic), Mondula (more calligraphic grunge).
Northern Californian illustrator and calligrapher. She designed ITC Cancione (1997), which includes some floral ornaments and tendril-like flourishes. Straight from the wineries in Napa Valley.
Brian A. Jaramillo
Brian J. Bonislawsky
Paris-based designer of the calligraphic typeface Victor Hugo (2013), New Man (2013, textured and stylish), Candylicious (2013), the vintage condensed typeface Orient Express (2013), and the wood log typeface Wonder of Yosemite (2013). [Google] [More] ⦿
Bright Ideas Fonts
A foundry which made over 500 fonts, mostly in 1998-1999, and was located in Carlsbad, CA, where Gail Conwell edited their Bright Ideas Magazine at that time, and Rick Hutchinson is listed as one of the directors / managers / owners. Dafont link. Another URL. Font Squirrel link.
Typefaces in alphabetical order with a few additional fonts mentioned separately later: Abraham, Accumulation, Adderley, Aerosol, Akimbo, Alexander, Amadeus-Regular, Amadeus, Amadeuz, Anderson, Arkitex, Arthur, Ashley, Asphalt, Asphalt'Wicker', Avante, Aztecan, Backlit, Balcony, Banshee, Barbarian, Barnaby, Barney, Beanbag, Bender, Bicycle, Billie, BlackRose, Blanchard, Blazed, Blossom, Bodkin, Bogsley, Boingo, Bonham, Botica, Bradley, Braxton, Brittany, Brownie, Bubbly, Bullwinkle, Bumper, Bunker, Butterscotch, Cajalco, Camelot, Candles, CandlesChrome, Candy, Canterbury, Cappuccino, Capsule, Carbiner, Carousel, Carrington, Carson, Casanova, Catfish, Cathedral, Catnip, Cecily, Ceremony, Challenge, Chamberlain, Chance, Chantilly, Cheetah, Chilled, Chocolate, Chopstick, Chump, Conniption, Corrigan, Corrosion, Crawford, Cyborg, Daffodil, Dakota, Danferno, DantesInferno, Darcie, Daytona, Delineator, Dementia, Diamondhead, Donika, Donnah, Dribble, Einstein, Elizabeth, Energy, Espresso, EspressoBI, FabreseDemi, Fairytale, Fallbrooke, Fiancee, Fido, Fionah, Fontana, Fonture, Fortress, Framed, Frankie, Frazier, Freddy, Frederick, Frizbee, Funhouse, Futana, Gapetto, Gatsby, Gemini, Gershaw, Gobbledygook, Godfrey, Goliath, Gonzales, Gonzo, Gothica, Graphitti, Grasshopper, Grendel, Griffin, Groovy, Habibe, Hannah, Hansel, Haskel, Havisham, Hawthorne, Henderson, Hendrix, Higgins, Highland, Holmes, Horton, Humphry, Hutchinson, Incense, Independence, IndependencefromBrightIdeas, Interpret, Invisible, Jacinda, Jacoby, Jaddarack, Jagger, Jamboe, Jangazoo, Jeremy, Jigsaw, Jokester, Joplin, Joseph, Joshua, Jubilee, Junior, Kaboom, Kamden, Karissa, Katherine, Kaufman, Kayleigh, Kendra, Kennedy, Khaki, KhakiBold, KhakiBoldOblique, KhakiOblique, Khakiripp, Khakiwrink, Kilcher, Killian, Kincade, Kingdom, Kinison, Klinker, Komodo, Kramer, Kromeon, Kryski, Kurrajong, Kyanna, Labrador, Leallie, Leland, Licorice, Limousine, Lindsy, Liquitek, Lockleer, Lockwood, Londonderry, Loyalty, Machine, Maddox, Madman, Magazine, Magellan, Maggie, Magician, Majesty, Malachite, Malone, Mandolin, Margarita, Marilyn, Marley, Marmalade, Marquardt, Martin, Mascara, Masters, McMahon, Mckinsey, Mechanizm, Meddler, Michelle, Milano, Millenium, Moccasin, Mongrel, Monolyth, Monster, Montey, Montoya, Moonstar, Morgan, Morrison, Morteza, Moteefe, Muskrat, Mustard, Napkin, Neolite, Newlywed, Nirvana, Noodles, Nouveau, OldWood, Oliver, Omicron, Pajama, Palooza, Panache, Paperclip, Papercut, Parbuckle, Parkinson, Paschico, Patches, Patriot, Patton, Payton, Pebbles, Pegasus, Perkins, Phantom, Picante, Picasso, Pickles, Pigeon, Pinhead, Pirouette, Platinum, Poodle, Pugsly, Quantum, Quentin, Radford, Ragetta, Ramirez, Rampart, Ramsey, Rapunzel, Rathskeller, Ravage, Ravish, Razor, Rebecca, Recess, Rediculous, Reefrash, Remeus, Revenge, Rhackoon, Rhodes, Ricksha, Riesling, Rockafella, Rockford, Rockola, Romance, Romulus, Rookie, Rutger, Ruxton, SMCChicago, SMCHollywood, SMCMiami, SMCMonteCarlo, SMCPhoenix, Sabien, Sampson, Samurai, Sangrial, Sapphire, Sapporo, Sawyer, Scarab, Scarlet, Scirocco, Scorpio, Scratch, Scrubblack, Scrubbold, Scrubcle, Scrublight, Sebastian, Seymour, Shakah, Shardee, Sheela, Skatty, Sketcher, Skyline, Skywalker, Snoozie, Snowboard, Squared, Stacker, Starsky, Stencil, Stencilla, Stiltskin, Sublime, Sundance, Surkle, Surrender, Swashed, Swingreg., Tagger, Tamarin, Tamborine, Tanner, Tantrum, Tarzana, Taylor, Teriyaki, Thompson, Thrash, Thrust, Tiddwell, Trapeze, Trident, Trinket, TrujillietXtra, Tuolumne, Twinkle, Tybette, Urbana, Vargas, Ventolin, Ventura, Vitrono, Vulmere, Waynne, Weiland, Whitney, Windsong, Winslow, Winton, Wonton, Wookie, Zargon, Ziggie.
Additional fonts not in the list above: Andrew, Boogie, Fracas, Mandrel, Sinclair, Tuxedo, Varsity.
Brigitte Schuster is a graphic designer, calligrapher and lettering artist who graduated in 2008 from Concordia University in Montreal (only one block away from Luc's house...). She wrote about herself: I am an independent Art Director (Graphic Design), Print Artist and Photographer practicing in Montreal, Canada. I am currently teaching typography and photography courses in the Graphic Design department of a college in Montreal. After attending a three-year graphic design program in Munich, Germany, I spent a few years working there both as an employee for print and web agencies, and as a freelancer. In 2005, I completed a Bachelor in Fine Arts, with a specialization in painting from the Italian Academy of Fine Arts of Carrara, Italy. [...] I moved to Canada in 2005 where I continued working in and for the graphic design industry. In 2008 I completed the Graduate Certificate in Digital Technologies in Design Art Practice at Montreal's Concordia University. In my graphic design practice I ideally work in editorial design, also corporate branding, with a focus on typography. Over the last year or two, I developed a great interest in type, which I express in my calligraphy and lettering work and type design research. Graduate of the Masters program in type design at KABK, 2010. Author of Brush calligraphy with a tree branch (2009) and Book Designers from the Netherlands (2014). In 2013, she founded the imprint Brigitte Schuster Editeur. Presently, she lives and works in Bern, Switzerland.
Brody Neuenschwander was born in Houston, Texas in 1958. He studied art history at Princeton University and the Courtauld Institute, London, receiving his PhD in 1986. He studied calligraphy at Roehampton Institute under Ann Camp and then became assistant to Donald Jackson. Since 1988 he has worked as a free-lance calligrapher, first in Wales and now in Bruges, Belgium. Clients have included the U.S., UK, and Belgian governments, the BBC, Time-Life Books, and the Royal Mail. He has worked with director Peter Greenaway on several films, including "Prospero's Books" and "The Pillow Book." Brody is currently working to install trilingual signage in the Coptic quarter of Cairo. Brody got the Belle Lettere Award in 1997. John Berry's report of a presentation. His presentation at Sonoma State University. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Salerno, Italy-based designer of these typefaces in 2018: Sonica (a rounded techno sans), Giordano (a geometric sans), Sauro (techno family), Deciso (octagonal / mechanical / brutalist: free), Adita (sans), Partita (a free outlined pixel font family), Marmo (slab serif), Denso (sans), Apice (sans), Altero (titling sans), Parco (a rounded octagonal multilined typeface family), Mani (a free set of hand icons), Sagoma (bilined), Serico (a free semi-calligraphic display typeface), (Altero (caps only sans), Animosa (free), Voluta (rounded sans, with a handicapped lower case e), Stoica (a fine monolinear sans), Anodina (free), Mandorlato (a free display typeface with almond-shaped glyphs).
French type and graphic designer (b. 1974) who lives in Asnières-sur-Seine and works in Paris. Educated at Ecole Estienne, Paris, and ANRT, Nancy, he designs custom-made typefaces and has released several commercial fonts including Adso and Mihaly. He co-founded BAT foundry in 2009. His typefaces:
Designer in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, who created a few script typefaces in 2015, including Angelista, Free Your Mind, Victoria, Culinera, Shapely, Distro, Ulyana and Relaxing.
Typefaces from 2016: Kimberlay (calligraphic script), Free Your Mind (hand-crafted), Hysteria Sans, Hysteria (calligraphic script), Magenta, Ghisella (calligraphic script), Rosaline, Angelista, Axellaria, Smileheart (calligraphic script), Ambassador (formal connected script), Comely (flowing script), Fashionista (brush style), Prestige, Brightlight, Catherine (connected calligraphic script).
Typefaces from 2017: Misgaretha (calligraphic), Magnificent (formal calligraphy), Synthesia (calligraphic), Angelique (calligraphic), Wellthington (calligraphic), Mainstream, Mystified (calligraphic), Exellentia (calligraphic), Kayleight (calligraphic script), Juliane (script), Carlington (calligraphic), Bellagio (connected script), Shinelight (calligraphic), Cornelia (calligraphic), Spotlight (script). Creative Market link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Lviv, Ukraine-based designer of these typefaces in 2017: Buenos Dias (brush script), Gillian (brush script), Wisteria (irregular script), Bellamy (doodle brush script), Holly Jolly.
Typefaces from 2018, mostly calligraphic: Ambrose, Saint Amour Script, Montpellier (a signature font), Galanthia script, Wisteria Script, L'Aster, Better Letter, Roselyn Script, Amelie Script, Stream, Bubbles, Dessetum (brush style). [Google] [More] ⦿
Calligraphics is Paul Veres' outfit in Berkeley, CA. Paul Veres was born in 1944 in Budapest, and started out as a calligrapher and graphic designer. He is the creator of Caterina (1999-2004, Psy/Ops; a calligraphic sans used in some places by movie director Francis Ford Coppola), and of Linotype Banjoman Roman (1996, an avant-garde font) and Linotype Aperto at Linotype (1995-1996: a lapidary typeface).
Julia has a calligraphy service in New York City. She also seems to have some calligraphic and other handwriting fonts, and makes custom handwriting type. Font names on her site: Iva, Ethan, Beverly, Zachary, Laura, Pearl, Keifer. [Google] [More] ⦿
Daniel Quinn's calligraphy shop in Firenze shows nice examples of these hands (names in Italian): Onciale, Maiuscola Insulare, Minuscola Insulare, Carolina, Gotico Antico, Textura Quadrata, Capitali Gotiche, Beneventana, Rotunda, Capitali Rotunda, Bastarda Cancelleresca, Batarde Français, Fraktur Tedesca, Capitali Bastarde, Cadel, Capitali Longobarde, Foundational. [Google] [More] ⦿
Foundry in Canada, est. 2004 by Rebecca Alaccari in Toronto, and run by her and Patrick Griffin. Interview with Rebecca. Her typefaces can be bought via MyFonts: Storyville (2015, a curly script), Centennial Script (2007, a revival of an 1874-1876 high-contrast calligraphic script by Hermann Ihlenburg), Valet (2006, superb art deco face), Freco (2006, an art deco typeface loosely based on designs and letters of Fré Cohen), Silk Script (2006, based on 1956 Helmut Matheis script called Primadonna), Dominion (2006, based on an early 1970s film type called Lampoon), Johnny (2006, an art nouveau poster typeface that revives the Harem/Margit typeface by Phil Martin, 1969), Guillotine (2007), Mayfair (2006, a calligraphic typeface based on Mayfair Cursive by Middleton, 1932), Happy Birthday (2006, script), Geronimo (2005, brush style poster font), Rostrum (2005, a revival and expansion of a type called Oleander, designed in 1938 by Julius Kirn for the Genzsch&Heyse foundry in Hamburg), Apricot (2005; based on A.R. Bosco's Romany for ATF, 1934, but a major extension with many ligatures), Heathen (2005), Cougar (2004, a digital version of Martin Wilke's 1968 handwriting typeface Konzept), Puma (2004, brush typeface based on Herbert Thannhaeuser's 1954 Kurier), Big Brush (brush), Diva (connected script), Odette (high ascender display typeface after the Morris Benton 1918 American classic, Announcement Roman), Crucifix (2004, a severe octagonal face), Fore (2004, a bullethole face), Formula, Gamer (2004), Formula (2004), Kofi, Platoon (2004, a stencil face), Verso (2004), Secret Scrypt (2004, a handwriting face), Bluebeard (2004, blackletter by Patrick Griffin), Bolero (2004), Janice (2004, psychedelic), Jimi (2004, also psychedelic), Scroll (2004), Dominique (2004, upright script), Moxie (2004, a fat display family which includes a stencil), StockA (2004), StockB (2004, a fat stencil face), Stalker (2004, a destructionist face), Scroll (2004), Jonah (2005, a hippie typeface based on an early 1970s film type from Franklin Photolettering called Urban). MyFonts page. Phil Rutter and Patrick Griffin made Coffee Script (2004), the digital version of R. Middleton's Wave design for the Ludlow foundry, circa 1962. Phil Rutter and Rebecca Alaccari designed Almanac (2004), a script typeface based on Imre Reiner's London Script (1957) (and Rebecca did a subsequent redigitization in 2007 that led to Reiner Hand), Tiger Script (2004, based on Georg Trump's wild brush script Jaguar done in 1967 for C. E. Weber), and Ali Baba (2004), an Arabic simulation typeface originally designed by Georg Trump as Palomba (1955, C.E. Weber foundry). Patrick Griffin made Leather (2005, after Imre Reiner's 1933 blackletter face), Secret Scrypt (2005), Skullbats (2005), Slang (2004, a blood scratch face), Bluebeard (2004), Expo (2004, an octagonal family), and Dancebats (2004). Simone Wilkie designed Boyscout (2004) after the handwriting of her son. Helmut Matheis' Contact (1963, flowing script/brush) was digitized by Rebecca in 2004 as Bruschetta. Rebecca also made Steiner Special (2007, a revival of Swing, a film type by Peter Steiner, 1974), Genesis (2007, a digitization and extension of Grayda, a 1939 calligraphic script of Frank H. Riley at ATF), Evolver (2006, futuristic family), Redwood (2007, a calligraphic script based on Willard T. Sniffin's Raleigh Cursive (1929, ATF)), Orotund (2005, after the 1970s typeface Eight Ball; this was extended again in 2006 in her art nouveau typeface Huckleberry, which is a revival of the 1973 typeface of Gustav Jaeger called Mark Twain), Pendulum (2005, a fantastic flowing script based on Nebiolo's Americana, 1945), Jojo (2005, a flower child typeface after Spring, by Bernard Jacquet), Mascara (2004), Gala (2004, after Neon (1935, Giulio da Milano at Nebiolo)) and Bella Donna (2004, after a script made by Alessandro Butti in 1948, called Rondine).
Typefaces made in 2005: Jazz Gothic (Patrick Griffin), Showboat, Hunter (a revival of Imre Reiner's brush script Mustang, 1956), Quanta (stencil), Quiller (a script typeface based on J.J. Sierke's 1964 typeface Privat), Rhino (revival of Mobil, a 1960 typeface by Helmut Matheis for Ludwig&Mayer), Dominique (donated to FontAid), Secret Scrypt (donated to FontAid), Jackpot (2005, Western typeface remotely based on Cooper Playbill which in turn is related to Cooper Black, but it also has hippy 1968 influences), Sincerely (handwriting typeface based on Karlgeorg Hoefer's 1968 Elegance), Fontella (a digitization of Novarese's calligraphic script Elite), Boondock (digitization of Imre Reiner's Bazaar from 1956), Gumball (digitization of Papageno, a 1958 bubblegum font by Richard Weber for Bauer), Runway, Gamer, Dominique (OpenType handwriting face), Sterling Script (2005, by Alaccari and Griffin: a 7-weight digitization and extension of Stephenson Blake's 1952 clean copperplate script Youthline Script), Vox (2007, a 24-style monoline sans family done with Patrick Griffin), Vox Round (2013, a softer version), Swan Song (2006: a calligraphic typeface based on the hand of Alexander Nesbitt. A later document states that it is based on work by British artist Rachel Yallop from 1986), Evolver (2006, a 4-style futuristic family), Ambassador Script (2007, an Alaccari-Griffin revival of the angle-reduced calligraphic script Juliet by Nebiolo, 1955).
In 2005, Philip Bouwsma joined Canada Type, and designed a great calligraphic blackletter-inspired family, Torquemada. He designed many other typefaces for Canada Type in subsequent years.
VIP (2007, Rebeca Alaccari) is a humanist sans serif uppercase (and figures) combined with a freshly redrawn revival of the classic VGC Constanze initials originally designed by Harry Brodjian in 1970, and even further back, the Constanze Initials by Joachim Romann (1954-1956, Stempel). Chopper (2007, by Rebecca Alaccari) is a revival of Venture (a 1972 typeface for VGC by Harry Villhardt). Walter (2007, Rebecca Alaccari) is a digitization of Heritage (1952, ATF, a calligraphic script by Walter H. McKay). Celebrity (2007, Rebecca Alaccari) revives and extends the retro/techno typeface Latus (Willy Wirtz, 1971). Sympathique (2008, Alaccari) is an ultra-thin and ultra-tall typeface in the mold of Bernhard Fashion and other era poster or film typefaces (they say that it is rooted in the film typefaces Hairstreak and Mossman). Mullen Hand (2008) is a revival of Repro Script (1953, Jerry Mullen, ATF).
Caoca Studio (or: Heroglyphs)
Bandung, Indonesia-based type designer.
Typefaces from 2018: Adabame, Uniquely, Sunfday Hawaii, Summer Seas, Pool Party (monoline), The Lettering Font, The Great Circus, Brain Wash, Parents Greet, Monday Lovers (athletic lettering), Moms Note (hand-crafted), Meidy, Maldisa, Historia, Laborations (sans stencil), Magic Trick, Kajika, Little Edelweiss, Hello Alpha, Hairmusk (brush), Gallerina, Father and Son (sans), Summer Peach, The Patriot (all caps sans), Vaganza (spurred), The Harison, Twigs (brush script), Valery (vintage), Torberta (spurred), Sants (squarish sans), Out Hill, Super Slayers, Sun Street, Summery, Summer Nude, Retros, Keripik (fat marker font), LaVonn (sans), Happy Valentine's Day (dingbats), Valentine's Edition Dingbats, Irish Green, The Stoothgart, Tying The Knot, San Barley (horizontally hatched), Easton (monoline sans), Pop Fist (condensed sans), Oracles (all caps sans), Pandoura, Popera, Loverstruck.
Typefaces from 2017: Right Brush, Spooky Tricks (halloween font), Treasure Script, Summer Joy, Brave Hearted (outline font), Father And Son, Super Slayers, Earth and Sky, Almondia, Hello People (comic book script), Northern, Looking, Parents Greet, Baker Sweet, Avocados.
Typefaces from 2016: Ineffable (regular and grunge), Saqanone, Salmonberry, Huckleberries, Mongli (a sharp-edged sans), Retros (inline), Andrade (brush style), Amecas (squarish), Queenata (signage script), Ranania (script), Paradise (calligraphic), Valery, The Mastiff, Little Edelweiss (curly informal typeface), Loverstruck, Calamandria, Pulsate (stencil), Peanut, Sedalia (brush script), Delaboean, Rhapsody (blackletter), Chiqarine (connected script), Berretti (a Broadway style art deco typeface), Cupello Sons (a geometric serif), Quella (brush script), Hello Alpha, Historia, Desmosedici. In 2014, during her studies in Bandung, Indonesia, Olivia Theresa created the frilly ornamental caps typeface Sambasa (2014), which was designed on a Georgia skeleton.
Kycka (2011) is a hand-printed slab serif family designed for children's books. Karty (2011, Eurotypo) is a blackboard bold pair of typefaces inspired by Baskerville. Marilyn (2011, Eurotypo) is an informal bouncy heavy sans face. Natalie (2011) is a condensed slab serif face.
In 2012, she published the connected script family Gilda, the informal cursive typefaces Zanya, Miss Seshat (Eurotypo) and Belha, the script typeface Lirio (Eurotypo), the hand-printed Pimpin, and the fat finger family Souffle.
Typefaces from 2013: Aleka (a vampire script in the style of Bombshell Pro), Mots (a light feminine script), Vernaccia, Eydis (connected script), Bonna (a successful calligraphic family), Rocha (funky cartoon style), Mussa (a curly children's book font), Onna (multiline script), Blondy (curly signage script), Gemma (connected script), Gemmadonati (another connected script), Lavinia (signage script), Ameglia (seductive upright flourished vernacular script).
Typefaces from 2014: Juliette, Urbis (curly script), Tansy (a charming connected script), Flamenca (connected script), Mde Sade (flowing wedding script), Nubila, Gardeny (script), Eroli (connected calligraphic script), Andria (script), Kumma (script), Tout, Tout Web Icons, Tout Restaurant Icons.
Typefaces from 2015: Parisi (calligraphic script), Scintillae Script, Santa Rita (signage script), Kira (brushy font), Amorino, Aprilis (signage script), Redbird (brush script), Muscari (connected script), Ambar (connected script with a roman caps set called Ambar Serif).
Typefaces from 2016: Lyllo, Redmoon Basic, Sond (brush script), Nuit (an informal typeface based on hand-printing), Wildly (brush type), Bloem (Script and Sans), Brun (brush typeface), Joias, Scriptum (brush script).
Typefaces from 2018: Anemos (a powerful retro signage script), Bernyck (retro script), Mathylda Script (a calligraphic signature font), Cinefile, Stanffords (a brush script paired with Stanffords Sans), Clauques Script and Sans (a signature script), Jacine (Sans+Script), Pial, Mont Rose (based on examples published in Script Lettering (1957, M. Meijer)), Barcares, MyBella (a casual calligraphic script), Skyr Pro (hand-crafted), Gageac (a decorative didone), Atmosfera (a glamour sans based on didone contrast), Waylom (script).
Padova-based graphic designer, teacher of advertising art at the Istituto Statale d'Arte Michele Fanoli in Cittadella Padova, Italy. Organiser of the international calligraphy award Belle Lettere (1997). The resulting publication Belle Lettere won the Fedrigoni Prize for graphic excellence. At ATypI in Rome in 2002, he spoke about two fonts he created: The font Ritratti (1999) was extracted from an Aldina edition and traces the cursive writings drawn and inscribed by Griffo at Venice, so as to imitate the original handwritten text. The font was created for Carlo Mazzacurati and Marco Paolini's three films about the most important modern-day Venetian writers, Mario Rigoni Stern, Andrea Zanzotto, and Luigi Meneghello. The font AnnoMille was used in another Mazzacurati film, La lingua del Santo, and graphically reinterprets the light-hearted and fluid feel of medieval capital letters. These two fonts highlight the roughness and imprecision typical of ancient print and the heterogeneous nature of letters written loosely by hand. Home page. Biography. Logo. Pic. [Google] [More] ⦿
Carlos Fabián Camargo Guerrero
Venezuelan graphic and type designer (b. San Cristóbal, Estado Táchira, Venezuela, 1977). He studied Graphic Design between 1995 and 1998 in the Instituto Universitario de Tecnología Antonio José de Sucre (IUTAJS) Extensión Mérida, Venezuela. He runs the design studio Andinistas in Bogotá, Colombia, which he set up in 1998 with a few others. Creator of the beautiful typeface Cazon (1999-2007, a grunge script in 7 styles that includes Gris, Negra, Uno, Dos, Tres, Dingbats A and B) and of Escuadra (2003), Biologia (2003), Denedo (2003; the discussion by typophiles centers around how interesting this 3d font is experimentally---a bit like the type version of M.C. Escher's drawings, full of impossibilities), Modelia (2006), Nikona and Nikona Dual (2006, octagonal, with Rafael Rincón), Avecedario, Btamax (1999-2008, comic book style and grunge), Día D, Nativa, Codiga Icons (dingbats), Codiga (1999-2007, an 8-style octagonal family including Codiga Stencil and Codiga Dingbats), Codiga Pura (octagonal face), Pepelepu, Gancho petare, Guerrilla, and Hirofórmica (grunge). His calligraphic script family Panamericana (2007) comes in many grungy and experimental flavors: Blanca, Gris, Negra, Uno, Dos, Tres, Cuatro, Cinco, Seis and Dingbats. With María Angélica Estrada Cano, he designed the hand-drawn font families Makika (2007) and Lita (2007; in five styles---Gris, Negra, Humo, Molis, and Dingbats). His blog. In the area of combat-ready explosion-inspired letters and dingbats, check his eight-weight family Hiroformica (2007, Andinistas; for a free version, see DaFont). In 2007, he created the calligraphic grunge family Rosadelia, and the grunge lettering and crow dingbats family Gancho Petare. In 2008, he published Heleodora (beautiful scratchy hand), Magola (Negra, Supra Negra and Stencil), Navaja 1 through 4 (a collection of grunge fonts with grungy dingbats), Lucrecia 1 through 3 (a fat connected script family ranging from clean to splattered), Pomarosa (irregular hand) and Pomarosa Dingbats, Bochalema (+Dingbats, a comic book family), and Alcira 1 through 3 (nice scribbly grunge scripts).
Carmel Type (or: Just Lucky)
Drew Melton (Carmel Type and Just Lucky, Los Angeles, CA) is a graphic and type designer, letterer and occasional illustrator. He has worked for a wide range of clients including McCann, Saatchi & Saatchi and Penguin Books. Many of his typefaces are exquisite.
He created the vintage shaded typeface Lastra (2014, improved in Lastra Display in 2015), Westward Numerals (2014), Steel Cut (2014, numerals), Chisel (2014, numerals), Show Stopper (2014, a signage typeface), Ballpoint Script (2014), Awning Display (2014), Brite Script (2014, Ten Dollar Fonts), Handsome Script (2014, a calligraphic copperplate script), the signage typeface Sideshow (2014) and the Tuscan typeface Magnifique (2013, +Inline, +Shadow).
Typefaces from 2015: Numerals (Book Club, Butcher Block, Chisel, Chisel Shadow, Chisel Fill, Elegante, Elegante Fancy, Yuma), Dolcetto (a stunning swashy calligraphic copperplate script for stately occasions), Lumber Co (an Italian Western wood style font family at The Designers Foundry; together with Jason Carne), Rubber Boots (a text typeface with considerable contrast), Stockpile (numerals), Luxus Gothic (blackletter), Yuma Numerals. In 2015, Jason Carne and Drew Melton co-designed the large condensed titling typeface family Skyward and wrote: Robust, towering, and geometrically refined, Skyward is a surefire classic cocktail of equal parts utility and elegance. Stuffed Crust, bold and loud, will be a hit too. Drew writes: Big and greasy never looked so good.
Typefaces from 2016: Boulangerie (a Tuscan typeface by Drew Melton), Motor City (by Drew Melton and Jason Carne; an industrial strength slab serif; the name Motor City was already taken by Casey Cole in 2012, so we'll wait and see if there will be a name change in the works).
Freelance lettering designer from Sussex, UK, b. 1965 Rustington, Sussex. In 1987, she graduated in typography and hand lettering at the Exeter College of Art and Design. Since 1987, Carol has worked as a freelance lettering designer, producing hand-drawn and digital lettering, calligraphy and type designs for hundreds of companies worldwide. She created these fonts:
Graduate of Kunstschule Wandsbek in Hamburg, Germany. Designer at URW++ of FontForum CSPaket, CSCourtHandD (medieval calligraphy based on the handwriting of monks in the 16th century), CSFuzzyLogD and CSTakahashiD (oriental simulation, a hommage to the Japanese Manga artist Katsuhiro Otomo and his character/figure Takashi from the Akira-Manga). His fonts are sold under the name CS Fonts, and through URW++, and through MyFonts.com. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Casady&Greene, Inc. started out as two separate little companies, CasadyWare and Greene, Inc. CasadyWare, which was founded by Robin Casady in August 1984, began producing Fluent Fonts, which were bitmapped typefaces for the Macintosh. The 1984 set of fonts have copyright lines that mention Richard A. Ware. As soon as PostScript fonts appeared, CasadyWare got hold of the first version of Fontographer and produced the first downloadable PostScript fonts, even beating Adobe, the originators of PostScript, to the punch. These were marketed as Fluent Laser Fonts (FLF) out of Carmel, CA.
The FLF series includes Abilene (Western), Alexandria (1986, slab serif family), Black Knight (1991, blackletter), Bodoni FLF (1986), BodoniUltra (1986, a fat didone), Bonnard (art nouveau), ButtonHighlight, ButtonPlain, Calligraphy (1986), Campanile (a great didone face), Checkbox, Chicago FLF (free at OFL), Collegiate (1988, sports lettering), Coventry Script (calligraphic), Cutouts FLF (1992, cargo stencil), Desperado, Dorovar Carolus (1988, Carolingian), DryGulch, Epoque (art nouveau), FattiPatti, Fletcher Gothic (1992, art nouveau), Galileo (1987, didone), Gazelle (1988, calligraphic script), Gatsby (1986, pure art deco), Giotto, Gregorian (1986, English Gothic style blackletter), Harlequin FLF (1990), Highland Gothic (1992), Jott, Kasse (1992), Kells (modern round Gaelic font, 1988), KeyCaps, La Peruta, Meath (modern round Gaelic font, 1988), Michelle (1992, art deco, marquee face), Micro, MicroExtend FLF (1986, like Microgamma), Monterey (1986, Peignotian), Moulin Rouge (1992, an art nouveau typeface by Richard A. Ware), Nouveau (1990, art nouveau), Paladin (1988, blackletter), Pendragon (1991), Phoenix Script FLF (1990), Prelude (1986, connected script), Regency Script (1986, calligraphic copperplate script), Right Bank (1986, art deco), Ritz (1986, art deco in the style of Broadway), Rocko (1992, rounded like VAG Round), SansSerif FLF (1986, a large geometric sans family), Sedona Script (1990, connected, calligraphic, semi-psychedelic), Slender Gold (1992, script), Vertigo (1992, condensed monoline sans), VertigoPlus, Zephyr Script (1986, brush script).
Many fonts were digitized by Richard Ware, and some were designed by Mike Wright. The contact was Terry Kunysz in Salinas, CA.
On July 3, 2003, Casady&Greene closed it doors permanently. However, one of its designers, Mike Wright, writes: I believe that all the fonts that were developed by the company are now in the public domain. Robin Casady and I are thinking of putting up a site with free downloads of all of the old C&G public domain fonts--mainly as a way of attracting Mac users to see iData 2.
Robin Casady in 2003: I founded Casady Company in 1984 to publish fonts for the new Macintosh. The name changed with incorporation to CasadyWare, Inc. Around this time I met Mike Greene who was looking for a software project to do after SpellsWell. I talked him into doing a program that became QuickDEX. Later CasadyWare, Inc. merged with Greene, Inc. and became Casady & Greene, Inc. Over the years, my role in management reduced as my interests in other areas developed. In the last ten years I have had no official management duties at C&G. About a year ago I removed myself from the Board of Directors.
CAT Design Wolgast
Wolgast-based type designer Peter Wiegel (b. 1955) runs CAT Design Wolgast. Designer of these free fonts:
The list of his truetype and opentype typefaces as of 2011: 18thCenturyInitials, 18thCenturyKurrentStart, 18thCenturyKurrentText, Alfabilder, AlteDIN1451Mittelschrift, AlteDIN1451Mittelschriftgepraegt, AmptmannScript, ApolloASM, Avocado, Barnroof, BerlinEmail, BerlinEmail2, BerlinEmailBold, BerlinEmailBold, BerlinEmailHeavy, BerlinEmailHeavy, BerlinEmailOutline, BerlinEmailOutline, BerlinEmailSchaddow, BerlinEmailSchaddow, BerlinEmailSemibold-Bold, BerlinEmailSemibold-Bold, BerlinEmailSerif, BerlinEmailSerif, BerlinEmailSerifSemibold, BerlinEmailSerifSemibold, BerlinEmailSerifShadow, BerlinEmailWideSemibold, BerlinEmailWideSemibold, Beroga, Beroga, BerogaFettig-Bold, BerogaFettig-Bold, BertholdMainzerFrakturUNZ1A-Italic, BertholdMainzerFrakturUNZ1A, BertholdrMainzerFraktur, Blankenburg-Regular, BlankenburgUNZ1A-Italic, BlankenburgUNZ1A, CasaSans-Regular, CasaSans, CasaSansFettig-Bold, CatShop, CentreClaws, CentreClawsBeam1, CentreClawsSlant, ChunkFiveEx, CntgenKanzley-Regular, CntgenKanzleyAufrecht, DIN1451fetteBreitschrift1936-Regular, DiscipuliBritannica, DiscipuliBritannicaBold, Doergon-Regular, DoergonBackshift, DoergonShift, DoergonWave-Regular, Elb-Tunnel, Elb-TunnelSchatten, Elbaris, ElbarisOutline, ElficCaslin, EricaType-Bold, EricaType-BoldItalic, EricaType-Italic, EricaType-Regular, ErikaOrmig, Eureka, FibelNord-Bold, FibelNord-BoldItalic, FibelNord-Italic, FibelNord, FibelNordKontur, FibelSued-Bold, FibelSued-BoldItalic, FibelSued-Italic, FibelSued, FibelSuedKontur, GoeschenFraktur, GoeschenFrakturUNZ1A-Italic, GoeschenFrakturUNZ1A, Gondrin, GreifswalderTengwar-Regular, GreifswalerDeutscheSchrift, GruenewaldVA-Regular, GruenewaldVA1.Klasse, GruenewaldVA3.Klasse, H1N1, HelvetiaVerbundene, KochFetteDeutscheSchrift, KochFetteDeutscheSchriftUNZ1A-Italic, KochFetteDeutscheSchriftUNZ1A, LeipzigFrakturBold, LeipzigFrakturHeavy-ExtraBold, LeipzigFrakturLF-Bold, LeipzigFrakturLF-Normal, LeipzigFrakturNormal, LeipzigFrakturUNZ1A-Bold, LeipzigFrakturUNZ1A-BoldItalic, LeipzigFrakturUNZ1A-Italic, LeipzigFrakturUNZ1A, Luxembourg1910, Luxembourg1910Contur, Luxembourg1910Ombre, MMX2010-Regular, Maassslicer3D, Maassslicer3D, MaassslicerItalic, MaassslicerItalic, Makushka, MakushkaKontura, MakushkaQuadriga, MakushkaSecunda, MeyneTextur, MeyneTexturUNZ1A-Italic, MeyneTexturUNZ1A, Midroba-Regular, MidrobaSchatten, Moderne3DSchwabacher, ModerneFetteSchwabacher, ModerneFetteSchwabacherUNZ1A-Italic, ModerneFetteSchwabacherUNZ1A, ModerneGekippteSchwabacher, MoradoFelt-Regular, MoradoMarker, MoradoNib, MoradoSharp-Regular, Murrx, Nathan-CondensedRegular, Nathan-ExpandedRegular, Nathan-Semi-expandedRegular, Nathan, NathanAlternates-CondensedRegular, NathanAlternates-ExpandedRegular, NathanAlternates-Semi-expandedRegular, NathanAlternates, Nomitais, Nomitais, Numikki, Numukki-Italic, Numukki-Italic, Numukki, Powerweld, PreussischeIV44Ausgabe3, PreussischeIV44Ausgabe3, PreussischeVI9, PreussischeVI9Linie, PreussischeVI9Schatten-Linie, PreussischeVI9Schatten, Proletarsk, Prsent60, Quimbie, Quimbie3D, QuimbieShaddow, QuimbieUH, Quirkus-Bold, Quirkus-BoldItalic, Quirkus-Italic, Quirkus, QuirkusOut, QuirkusUpsideDown, RostockKaligraph, RotundaPommerania, RotundaPommeraniaUNZ1A-Italic, RotundaPommeraniaUNZ1A, Rudelskopfdeutsch-Aufrecht, SchatternvonPreussischeVI9, Schulfibel-Nord-Linie-2, SchwabenAlt-Bold, SchwabenAltUNZ1A-Italic, SchwabenAltUNZ1A, Stage, StrassburgFraktur-Regular, TGL0-16, TGL0-17, TGL0-17Alt, TGL31034-1, TGL31034-1, TGL31034-2, TGL31034-2, Tank, TengwarOptime, TengwarOptimeDiagon, TitilliumMaps29L-1wt, TitilliumMaps29L-400wt, TitilliumMaps29L-800wt, TitilliumMaps29L-999wt, TitilliumText22L-1wt, TitilliumText22L-250wt, TitilliumText22L-400wt, TitilliumText22L-600wt, TitilliumText22L-800wt, TitilliumText22L-999wt, TitilliumTitle20, UtusiStar-Bold, UtusiStar, VarietScala, Varietee, VarieteeArtist, VarieteeCabaret, VarieteeCascadeur, VarieteeCasino, VarieteeCirque, VarieteeColege, VarieteeConferencier, VarieteeFolies, VarieteeIkarier, VarieteeJongleur, VarieteeMirage, VarieteeRevue, VarieteeTheatre, Via-A-Vis, Vrng, Waschkueche, Waschkueche, WaschkuecheGrob-Ultra, WaschkuecheGrob-Ultra, WiegelKurrent, WiegelKurrent, WiegelKurrentMedium, WiegelKurrentMedium, WiegelLatein, WiegelLateinMedium, WolgastScript, WolgastScript, WolgastTwo, WolgastTwo, WolgastTwoBold, WolgastTwoBold, XAyax, XAyax, XAyaxOutline, XAyaxOutline, YiggivooUnicode-Italic, YiggivooUnicode-Italic, YiggivooUnicode, YiggivooUnicode, YiggivooUnicode3D-Italic, YiggivooUnicode3D-Italic, YiggivooUnicode3D, YiggivooUnicode3D, ZeichenDreihundert-Regular, ZeichenDreihundertAlt, ZeichenHundert-Regular, ZeichenHundertAlt, ZeichenVierhundert-Regular, ZeichenZweihundert-Regular, ZeichenZweihundertAlt, cbe-Bold, cbe-BoldItalic, cbe-Italic, cbe, kaufhalle, kaufhalle, kaufhalleblech, kaufhalleblech, moebius.
His type 1 fonts as of 2011: Avocado, BerlinEmail, BerlinEmail2, BerlinEmailBold, BerlinEmailHeavy, BerlinEmailOutline, BerlinEmailSchaddow, BerlinEmailSemibold-Bold, BerlinEmailSerif, BerlinEmailSerifSemibold, BerlinEmailSerifShadow, BerlinEmailWideSemibold, Beroga, BerogaFettig-Bold, CasaSans, Elb-Tunnel, Elb-TunnelSchatten, Maassslicer3D, MaassslicerItalic, Numukki-Italic, Numukki, Powerweld, PreussischeIV44Ausgabe3, Quimbie, QuimbieUH, RostockKaligraph, TGL31034-1, TGL31034-2, UtusiStar-Bold, UtusiStar, Waschkueche, WaschkuecheGrob-Ultra, WolgastScript, WolgastTwo, WolgastTwoBold, YiggivooUnicode-Italic, YiggivooUnicode, YiggivooUnicode3D-Italic, YiggivooUnicode3D, cbe-Bold, cbe-BoldItalic, cbe-Italic, cbe, kaufhalle, kaufhalleblech.
A list of typefaces in alphabetical order, with descriptive comments provided by Reynir Heidberg Stefansson from Iceland: 18th Century Kurrent (Kurrent-style handwriting, Wiegel-coded), Alfabilder (Alphabetic picture font for the German alphabet), Amptmann Script (Partly-connected, upright writing, used on Prussian Railways pattern drawings), ApolloASM (Jugendstil, vaguely resembling an ornate Bocklin), Avocado (Handwriting, broad-nib pen-style), Berlin Email (Narrow sans-serif, based on emailled signage; Wiegel-coded), Berlin Email Serif (Narrow serif, based on emailled signage; Wiegel-coded), Beroga (All-minuscule, rounded marker-style sans-serif with ca. 8° slope), Berthold Mainzer Fraktur (Fraktur in Wiegel (Regular only) and UNZ1(A) coding), Blankenburg (Semicondensed Tannenberg in Wiegel (Regular only) and UNZ1(A) coding), Casa Sans (Squarish, broad-nib pen-style block writing), CatShop (Serif, soft of an acid-washed didone), cbe Normal (Sans-serif, narrow, somewhat cuneiform), Centre Claws (Sans-serif, Art Deco display, a bit like Broadway), Cöntgen Kanzlei (Cöntgen Kanzley) (Fraktur-based calligraphy by Heinrich Hugo Cöntgen, Wiegel coding), DiffiKult (Sans-serif, display, no horizontal lines), DIN 1451 fette Breitschrift 1936 (The now-withdrawn Wide version of DIN 1451 traffic font), Discipuli Britannica (UK school handwriting), Doergon (Slab-serif, narrow-ish, all majuscule), Elabris (Elbaris) (Sans-serif, caps/smallcaps, shades of DIN1451 Engschrift), Elb-Tunnel (Sans-serif, based on signage in the old Elbe tunnel in Hamburg), Elbic Caslon (Elfic Caslon, Elfic Caslin) (a Caslon for the Queen Galadriel), Erika Type (Erica Type) (Slab-serif, typewriter, comes from Wiegel's old Erika typewriter), Eureka (Serif, caps/smallcaps, Art Deco/Jugendstil), Fibel Nord (2009, sans-serif, based on German school primer), Fibel Sued (2009, sans-serif, based on German school primer), Fibel Vienna (Sans-serif, based on Austrian school primer), Fundamental Brigade (Sans-serif, geometric, some UNZ1 ligatures), Göschen Fraktur (Goeschen Fraktur) (Fraktur with a biblical feel, Wiegel (Rg only) and UNZ1 coding), Gondrini (Gondrin) (Sans-serif, geometric, display, shaded outlines, cookie-cutter), Greifswalder Deutsche Schrift (Handwriting, based on Rudolf Koch's Offenbacher Kurrent, Wiegel coding), Greifswalder Tengwar (Tengwar handwriting in Offenbach style), Gruenewald VA (Latin-style schoolhand, Wiegel coding), H1N1 (Heavy display typeface made of parallel wavetrains), Hardman (Heavy, wide, squarish logotype with connecting letters), Helvetia Verbundene (Swiss handwriting), Immermann (Display, resembles a seriffed Radio/Rundfunk, UNZ1 coding), Kaufhalle (Display, recreation of HO Kaufhalle logotype), Koch Fette Deutsche Schrift (Very plain fraktur, Wiegel (Rg only) and UNZ1 coding), Leipzig Fraktur (Fraktur for bread text, Wiegel coding), Leipzig Fraktur UNZ1A (Fraktur for bread text), Luxembourg 1910 (Sans-serif, Jugendstil display typeface from old spice drawers), Maass Slicer (Maassslicer) (Sans-serif, oblique display face, orig. logotype), Makushka (Sort-of an Elabris with minuscules, looks overlayable), Men Nefer (Slab-serif, geometric, UNZ1 coding), Midroba (Spur-serif, display, all-majuscule, heavy, octal), MMX2010 (Sans-serif, display, caps/smallcaps, TV game machine feel), Moderne Schwabacher (Heavily reworked, Wiegel coding), Moderne Fette Schwabacher UNZ1A (Heavily reworked, Wiegel coding), Möbius (moebius) (Sans-serif, display, bicolour (u/c = non-spacing fills, l/c = spacing outlines)), Morado (Connected handwriting with nib or marker pen), Murrx (Heavy display typeface made from ellipsoids on NE-SW axis), Mutter Krause (Serif, slanting, Jugendstil-feel.), Nathan (Slab-serif, hand-drawn.), Nomatais (Nomitais) (Elabris with multiple levels of outlines), Numukki (Conlang, knotted-line, good for separators and scenebreaks), Powerweld (Sans-serif, Bauhaus style, all-minuscule), Präsent 60 (PI font with various East German logos), Preussische IV 44 (PreussischeIV44Ausgabe3) (Repro of Prussian Railways pattern type IV 44 version 3), Preussische VI 9 (Repro of Prussian Railways pattern type VI 9 version 2), Proletarsk (Sans-serif, monoline, doubled-up questionmark), Quast (Brush type, all-majuscule, very rough outline), Quimbie (Sans-serif, all-majuscule, resembles Amelia), Quirkus (Sans-serif), Ring Matrix (LED matrix with ring LEDs, solid LEDs and ring LEDs with shadow), Rostock Kaligraph (Very round calligraphy, resembles rotunda), Rotunda Pommerania (Rotunda style, Wiegel-code (Regular only) or UNZ1-coded), Rudelskopf deutsch (Sans-serif, based on Kurrent-style letterforms), Schwaben Alt (Schwabacher in Wiegel- (Rg only) or UNZ1-coding.), Stage (Sans-serif, narrow, Art Deco, fleeting taste of Broadway), Strassburg Fraktur (Handwritten fraktur, ornate majuscules, Wiegel-coding), Tank (PI font with (gas/petrol) tank station logos), TengwarOptime (Optima for Tengwar), TGL 0-16/0-17 (East German versions of DIN 16 and DIN 17 blueprint types), TGL 31034-1, TGL 31034-2 (East German versions of DIN 6776 / DIN EN ISO 3098 blueprint types), Utusi Star (Sans-serif, slight resemblance with Rundfunk), Varieté (Sans-serif, all-majuscule or caps/smallcaps), Vis-A-Vis (Serif, all-majuscule, split in middle), Volk Redis (Kurrent handwriting, anno 1930-1941), Vrångö (LED matrix type like Ring Matrix), Waschküche (Serif, resembles Antykwa Torunska), Wiegel Kurrent (Kurrent-style handwriting), Wiegel Latein (Latin-style handwriting), Wolgast Script (Sloppy-looking handwriting with a broad-nib pen), Wolgast Two (Latin/Cyrillic handwriting), XAyax (Serif, Jugendstil, narrow, all-majuscule), Yiggivoo Unicode (Sans-serif, wide, tall x, board game packaging feel), Youbilee (PI font with various jubilee laurels), Verkehrszeichen (Zeichen) (PI fonts with traffic signs (in layers)), Verkehrszeichen alt (Zeichen Alt) (PI fonts with old traffic signs (in layers)).
Graphic designer in Charlotte, NC, who during her internship with Arzberger Stationers, created some caps typefaces in 2011; Flora (floriated), Suzy (oriental simulation), Caroline (calligraphic), Sassie (Victorian), and a blackletter face. [Google] [More] ⦿
Specializing in celebrity signature fonts, this Arcadia, CA-based foundry (est. 2008) is run by Jose Jimenez (b. Costa Mesa, CA, 1963). MyFonts link. It sells the following typefaces: Nursery Rhyme Initials (2004), Hire Me (2009), American Presidents (2008: a collection of all 44 U.S. Presidential signatures including Barack Obama), Signers of the Declaration of Independence (2008: a collection of all 56 signers of America's Declaration of Indepdendence).
In 2009, they added Tough Dude (childish handwriting), Western Americana (famous signatures), and Coulant Classique (calligraphic).
In 2010, he created a mix of calligraphy and brush in Classic Cool, as well as an ordinary hand-printed Wet Pussycat, and the all caps typefaces Snowflake Drop Caps, Crumpled Parchment (grunge), Mauro Poggi Ornamental Caps, and Flowery Drop Caps. Lil'Punk (2010) is a grungy hand-printed face. 20th Century German (2010), Maurice Dufrene Initials (2010, art nouveau) and Sassa Mixed (2010, inspired by Swiss art from 1939) are ornamental caps typefaces.
First Ladies (2011) consists of signatures of first ladies. Parisian Ornamentals (2011) is an ornamental shadow caps typeface modeled after an alleged 1810 design by J. Gillé [ahem, Gillé died in 1789...]. Other 2011 designs: Landscape Alphabet, Hollywood Stars (signatures), American Revolution (signatures), American Authors.
In 2012, he published Cartoon Characters Vol. 1, Medieval Times (illuminated caps), Pretzel Dough, Cats (alphadings), Bellflower (Victorian caps), Florid Renaissance (floriated caps), Victorian Ornamentals, Griffith Initials, Mother's Hand, Art Deco Flowery Initials (which are Victorian or art nouveau, and not really art deco in my view), Santerini Initials (inspired by Italian hand-etched designs dating back to 1839), 19th Century American Initials (art nouveau ornamental caps), Godfrey Sykes Initials (inspired by the decorations of Godfrey Sykes, whose work was greatly influenced by that of Raphael and Michelangelo), Alphabet of Death (a series of Northern-Renaissance-style woodcut letters based on the work of Hans Holbein the Younger), Lombardia Illuminata (Lombardic ornamental capitals), Straight Angles, Body Art (silhouettes), Italian Gothic (a full set of decorative initials inspired by 16th-century Italian calligrapher Giovanni Battista Palatino), Letters And Lace (ornamental caps), 26 Flowers (floriated drop caps), Brushwork (oriental brush face), Sfondo Fiorito (flourished caps).
Typefaces from 2013: English Monarchs (signatures of British monarchs), Kitchen Utensils (ornamental caps), Devilish, Papillon Woodcuts (a digital revival of an ornate alphabet by French engraver Jean-Michel Papillon dating back to 1760).
Typefaces from 2015: Kids at Play (ornamental caps).
Italian calligrapher who drew a few calligraphic and brush alphabets in 2013.
Marie-Louise Pépin's page on medieval resources and "enluminures". Has a Heraldic (uncial) truetype font for download. Medieval resources in Québec. Addresses and links. [Google] [More] ⦿
Lettering artist and typeface designer, who worked for Hallmark Cards in Kansas City for 26 years, retiring in 2002. He lived from 1938-2004, and created many calligraphic script letterforms and typefaces. Jill Bell writes: Scarcely a soul outside of the Hallmark lettering and typography department is aware of the large body of lovely, skilled typographic work you have done because the fonts are proprietary. And Bud was a quiet sort of guy. Bud had hoped to produce fonts of his own when he retired but unfortunately the grim reaper quickly arrived. Quite unfortunate for the type world. I know the Hallmark lettering and type department really misses having Bud's talents and knowledge available to them because they truly understood what he contributed and appreciated it." And Calvert Guthrie wrote: "Bud was enormously generous with his understanding of font design and I know no one who had a better grip on making script ligatures work. Bud was doing it elegantly back in the days we were setting up linking ligatures for film fonts on Linotype VIP. We only had 18 increments for spacing refinement and this was made even tougher by script's particularly small x-height. His caps and his card captions were outstanding. Many of the short cuts we still use these days here at Hallmark were first developed by Bud Braman. Some of his work appeared in Michael Clark's Scripsit last year .
Some of his typefaces at Hallmark include TwizotHmk (1999, with John Dawbarn), HogwartsWizard (2002, based on style by Connie Smiley, commissioned by Warner Brothers).
French engraver, penman and calligrapher, 1718-1789. Author of Notice historique sur les hommes célèbres de toutes les nations de l'Europe, qui depuis la renaissance des sciences et des arts, se sont distingués dans la configuration des caractères qui composent les diverses Ecritures, which appeared in J. H. P. Pouget, Dictionnaire des chiffres et de lettres ornées à l'usage de tous les artistes (Paris, 1767).
In 1796, Charles Paillasson wrote L'arte di scrivere: tratta dal Dizionario d'arti e mestieri dell' Enciclopedia metodica (Padova, Appresso Niccolo Bettinelli). The date, 1796, is a bit puzzling, but The Getty Research Institute writes: The text is a separate publication of the section on handwriting from an Italian edition of the Encyclopédie méthodique, originally published in Geneva by C.J. Panckoucke, 1783-1790. The 15 leaves are copies of those first published in: Encyclopédie, ou, Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers. Recueil des planches, v. 2. Paris, Chez Briasson, David, Le Breton, Durand, 1763. The engraved leaves consist of 2 leaves showing position of the hand and writing posture, and 13 writing samples, engraved by Pasquali. Local download. [Google] [More] ⦿
Calligrapher and painter, b. 1943, Birmingham, UK. He made several calligraphic fonts: Cantabria (first developed at Camberwell School of Art and loosely based on the work of poet and artist, David Jones), Daniel, Fiorentina, Helena, Penkridge, Ullswater (brush script), Umbria (classic calligraphy). Corporate/custom typefaces: RKO Century Warner, Guinness (Cranks Health Foods font redesign). Author of these books:
Charles Percival (or just Percy) Bluemlein (b. 1891) served in the 346th Infantry in World War I. In 1920, he married Mildred Vanderbilt and settled in Brooklyn, NY. He died in 1944 and is buried in the Long Island National Cemetery in Farmingdale, NY. Famous for his scripts and penmanship, his best known book is Script and Manuscript Lettering (1947, Higgins Ink Co, Brooklyn). Earlier editions are from 1943 and 1944 and have Bertram Cholet and Dorothy Sara (1943 edition only) as co-authors.
Modern revivals of his scripts include
Charles S. Wilkin
Creator of Alphabet Gothique (2013), a calligraphic alphabet, during her studies at ECV in Lille, France. I wonder if she is also not Charlotte Cosmoa, who created an unnamed blackletter calligraphic alphabet in 2013. [Google] [More] ⦿
Software and TeX specialist at the University of Bayreuth, Germany, who designed AuriocusKalligraphicus (2004), a calligraphic type 1 handwriting font. In 2006, these fonts were added: Lukas Svatba (originally called AmiciLogo for the group Amici Musicae Antiquae in September 2004, this was changed, after adding Czech and Slovak diacritics for the wedding of Lukas Palatinus and Ludmila Nyvltova in the Spring of 2005), Jana Skrivana. Alternate URL. From the readme file: Each font features oldstyle digits and (machine-generated) boldface and slanted versions. Lukas Svatba is provided in a variant with a long s with the same input convention as in fraktur.sty by Matthias Mühlich. [Google] [More] ⦿
Frenchman Christian Verchery has been making school fonts, with and without lines for elementary school education in France. Some reported to me that Christian Verchery died in 2000. His fonts include the Plum (PlumBAE, PlumBAL, PlumBDE, PlumBDL, PlumNAE, PlumNAL, plumNDE, plumNDL), Seyes (SeyesBDE, SeyesBDL, SeyesNDE, SeyesNDL) and Crayon (CrayonE, CrayonL) series, some with lines as for first graders.
Author (b. 1938) of Kalligraphie. Die Kunst des schönen Schreibens (1986-1989, with Christian Scheffler). In that book, she drew several alphabets, including an Antiqua Versalien, a Fraktur, a Humanistische Kursiv, a Schwabacher, and a Schwung Kursiv. She studied with Karlgeorg Hoefer at the Offenbacher Kunsthochschule. [Google] [More] ⦿
Austrian type designer. In 2018, Michael Hochleitner, Christoph Schütz, Simon Liesinger and Franziska Weitgruber co-designed Gretel Script at Typejockeys. This optically sized three-style typeface is based on the hand of calligrapher Natascha Safarik. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Oslo-based Norwegian who was born in Cheltenham, UK, in 1966. Haanes teaches calligraphy, lettering and typography, and is a freelance calligrapher, book designer and typographer. He designed many alphabets, which are mostly calligraphic, but he has also drawn some old Roman lettering and blackletter alphabets. His blog (in Norwegian) has interesting typographic threads, such as this educational comparison between Antiqua typefaces like Brioso, Adobe Jenson, Bembo, Adobe Garamond, ITC New Baskerville and Linotype Didot. This thread looks at sans typefaces. He designed a calligraphic alphabet specifically for Cappelen Damm in 2008, which was digitized by Sumner Stone as Litterat. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Curitiba, Brazil, who created the book type Capitolina in 2015 (under the guidance of Marconi Lima of the Typefolio foundry). He also did some noteworthy calligraphic work, including copperplate calligraphy.
Download the (free) Acorn handwriting font. Also, instructions on improving handwriting. JarFont, also free, is not a font but a simulation of the Christopher Jarman cursive handwriting as seen in the handwriting scheme for schools, see e.g., "The Development of Handwriting Skills" by Christopher Jarman now published by Stanley Thornes Ltd, Cheltenham, UK. Now four PC fonts made in 1998: Jarman, Jardotty, Jumper (by Christopher Jarman), Jarsphere.
French type designer (b. 1948) who was born in the South of France. He studied typography, calligraphy and painting at the School of Fine Arts in Toulouse. He received the Prix Charles Peignot in 1982. In 1992, the President of France invited him to design the inscriptions for the royal tombs in the Basilique Saint Denis in Paris. He published Calligraphie (Imprimerie Nationale, 1993). Author of Calligraphy (Wommelgem, Belgium, 1996) and Histoire de la calligraphie française (Albin Michel, 2006; examples here). In 2009, with the help of Atelier des Signes, he created a typeface for the signage at Chateau de Fontainebleau. Additional URL. In 2010, Mediavilla cofounded Media type Foundry with Sonia Da Rocha and Joel Vilas Boas in Paris.
Examples of calligraphic alphabets drawn by him and shown in his Histoire de la calligraphie française (2006): Bastarda, Cancellaresca, Carolingian, Cursive gothic 1410, Luxeuil, Roman Capitals, Roman cursive 1st century, Roman cursive 4th century, Rustica 1st century, Textura 14th century, Textura 15th century, , Tourneure 15th century, Uncial 4th century.
Quebec-based typographer and type designer (aka Diogene) who specializes mainly in revivals of obscure or old typefaces.
Belgian penman. Clément Perret published the first writing manual in the low countries: Exercitatio alphabetica nova et vtilissima, varjis expressa linguis et characteribus, raris ornamentis, umbris&recessibus, picture, architecturaeque, speciosa (1569, Antwerp---some sources mention Brussels though). [Google] [More] ⦿
Original typefaces designed by Rosemary Sassoon and Adrian Williams (b. Bridgwater, Somerset, 1950), an English advertising typographer and type designer. Located in Red Hill, Surrey, Club Type was founded in 1985 by Williams and Sassoon. Before that, Williams had been been converting many established metal designs for the new filmsetting devices in 1969, and continued with conversions into the digital era. This led to the production of custom made fonts for Renault, Marks&Spencer, Jaguar Cards and Foster's Lager among others. Wide font services. Sassoon worked on scripts with joined letters. She is most famous for her Sassoon Primary font family (primary school writing). Adrian Williams designed the following families: Admark (1990), Bulldog (1990, a grotesque family based on 1870 Figgins), Bulldog Slab (2009), Bulldog Hunter Std (2010, another slab version), Club Type (1998-2002: his inspiration was the lettering used for cartoon captions in the Mercurius Aulicus, England's first regular newspaper, from 1642 to 1647), Club Type Script Pro (quill pen script), Column (1992), Congress Sans (1992), Eurocrat (1991), Leamington, Mercurius (1989, a bouncy typeface inspired by the lettering used for cartoon captions in the Mercurius Aulicus, England's first regular newspaper, from 1642 to 1647), Monkton (1990), Poseidon (1991), Raleigh (1977, with Carl Dair and Robert Norton; see Softmaker's R651 Roman and Raleigh Serial, and Bitstream's Calligraphic 631), Rileyson (2010, humanist sans family; +Great, +Teen, +Parent), Seagull, Stratford [see Stratford SH, Scangraphic], Veronan and Worcester Rounded and Worchester.
Indonesian designer (b. 1998) of mostly hand-crafted or script typefaces, ca. 2017. Their typefaces, by style:
Designer at URW++/Fontforum of
COM4t (or: Communicate by Four Typeface; was: Font Factory Field)
COM4t (which was FFF or Font Factory Field) has some nice free fonts in all formats, by Hideki Katayama: COM4t Ascripta (2008, connected upright script), COM4t Ongac Script (2008, connected), COM4t Nuvu Regular (2008, upright script), COM4t Fine (2006), Melton (2005), EXCEEDMediumOblique (2002), EXCEEDMedium, EXCEEDNormalOblique, EXCEEDNormal, FamilianElderOblique, Elder (2003), FamilianElder, Familian (2001), FamilianOblique, Familian Son Oblique, Familian Son (2002), MaximumLine Speeder (2002), OLDNEW, Axis (2002, slab serif), OLDNEWSlider, QuillineScriptThin (2004, calligraphic handwriting), Spirequal Light (2003), COM4tSansMedium (2005). See also here. [Google] [More] ⦿
Contrafonts (was: Sindicato de la Imagen, or: Cooperativa de Fundicion Tipografica)
Or Joaquin Contreras Soto. Santiago, Chili-based type cooperative where some free fonts have been produced: CNI (2004, a scary pixel typeface named after the Central Nacional de Información, the notorious Chilean intelligence bureau), CFT Maestro Rosamel, Masapunk (grunge, available from Latinotype), Jara (pixel face, Latinotype), Themo.
He wrote a thesis at the Faculty of Architecture of the University in Chile in 2007 entitled Diseño de fuentes tipográficas, basadas en los libros integramente caligrafiados por Mauricio Amster en Chile.
Indonesian designer of Angella Script (2016), Agustina (2016, a connected script), Joshan (2016), Mr. Night Script (2016), Luciana Script (2016), Biancca (2016, calligraphic script), Robert Brush (2016) and Bubble Kids (2016, a bubblegum font).
Typefaces from 2017: Pauline Script (calligraphic), Momenttion, Melisca, Resolusi Script, Fanesia Script.
Typefaces from 2018: Irlandia Script, Robert, Martine Script, Charmington, Starlive Script, Chandelle Signatures Script, Chandelle Display, Chelline Script, Harland, Bridget Script, Melinda Script, Letterline, Miersha Script, Charmington Script, Safaraz Script, Rustine Script, Coolline, Brightday, Alexandra, Michella. Old Creative market link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Dutch letterer and calligrapher, 1568-1634 (or 1635). He published the calligraphic masterpiece Gramato graphices in Amsterdam in 1605. This book has several blackletter and chancery alphabets proposed by Boissens. Teaser web site by yours truly. [Google] [More] ⦿
Manuel Eduardo Corradine Mora was born in Bogotá in 1973. He graduated from the School of Graphic Design of the National University of Colombia in 1996, and became a graphic designer. He started by custom-designing fonts and by making typefaces for his own company, Casa Papelera El Cedro (The Cedar Papermaking House), for printing invitation cards. With other designers like Carlos Fabián Camargo, John Vargas and César Puertas he formed Tipográfico in 2007 to strengthen the type discipline in Colombia. Corradine Fonts is Manuel Corradine's own foundry in Bogotá, Colombia, founded in 2006. Today, he is one of Colombia's principal type designers. He also teaches at Universidad Piloto de Colombia in Bogota.
Fonts from 2007: Kidwriting (a family which includes Kidwriting Dingbats 1 and 2), Garabata (a fantastic handwriting face), Garabata Dingbats, Hexagona Digital, Quadrat (grunge), Quadrat Old (grunge), Quadrat Dirty (grunge), Quadrat Broken, Quadrat Ugly, Neogot (experimental, 8 styles).
Fonts from 2008: Mucura (handwriting), Prissa (handwriting), Salpicon (a script), Cuento Serif (a bouncy hand-printed family), Memoria (brush script), Charco, Happy Day (comic book family with Happy Day Dingbats), Espectro (a swinging script with swashes and a Dingbats style), Furia (handwriting), Candelaria (based on house signs in the La Candelaria neighborhood of Bogotá), Old Village (1600's style), Old Village Ornaments, Rapidda (a successful simulation of quick handwriting), Hueca (an outline children's script), Antigua (an old swashbuckler family), Colegial (a great-looking hand script), Pincel (a fantastic paint brush family with accompanying splatter dingbats), Trazo (Corradine's handwriting), Arcos (a techno family), Caveman (a primitive stone-look type family), Rumba (two styles; an elegant flowing brush script), Parche (graffiti family), Elegance Monoline (a greeting card script typeface that won an award at Tipos Latinos 2008), Abuelito (script).
Fonts from 2009: Helga (flowing script), Mussica (+Swash, +Antiqued: a delicate Victorian typeface; followed in 2017 by Mussica Italic), Guarapo (hand-printed), Toxic (futuristic stencil), Emotion (comic book face), Bloque 3D, Rock and Cola, Betco's Hand, Telefante (comic book family), Nancy's Hand (more comic book hand-printing), Alambre (multiline/paperclip), Sensual (calligraphic hand), Zape (in the style of Tekton), Antrax Tech (grunge), Masato (handwriting), Hu Kou (oriental simulation).
Fonts from 2012: Tecna (a techno family co-designed with Sergio Ramirez), Neuron (a fantastic 16-style rounded elliptical sans family created together with Sergio Ramirez), Bucanera Soft (blackletter), Bucanera Antiqued (grungy blackletter), Official (a simple monoline sans family), Almibar (a connected calligraphic Spencerian script), Eterea (a roman all-caps family), Eterea LC (the lower case set), Canciller (an italic roman, done with Sergio Ramirez), Quarzo (2012, a formal copperplate script done with Sergio Ramirez).
Typefaces from 2013: Neuron Angled (still with Sergio Ramirez), Alianza Slab (a great-looking slab family), Alianza Italic and Alianza Script (a packaging font), all made jointly by Manuel Eduardo Corradine and Sergio Ramirez.
Typefaces from 2014: Whisky (a large blackletter family with inlines and fills for layering co-designed with Sergio Ramirez; related to German expressionism, it won an award at Tipos Latinos 2016), Whisky Italics, Beauty Script (with Juan Sebastian Rincon), Emblema and Emblema Headline (tall-legged art deco sans family by Duvan Cardenas), Wild Pen (a 1200-glyph set of typefaces that can be used to simulate handwriting thanks to smart replacements in Opentype), Sinffonia (a thin informal typeface with oodles of choices for swashes).
Typefaces from 2016: Naugles (thick display face based on the Naugles logo), Scrans (a modern signage script), Bloque (heavy slab family), Bloque Italic.
Typefaces from 2017: Cristal (layered, triangulated and beveled font family, including exquisite Cristal Dingbats and Cristal Frames), Almibar Pro (connected calligraphic script).
Correspondence Ink was set up in 2007 by Brian Bonislawsky (b. 1973, Pittsburgh, PA) and Debi Sementelli (b. Erie, PA). Together, they created the formal calligraphic family Belluccia (2011). Belluccia Ornaments has plenty of wedding invitation dingbats to accompany the font. Belluccia Bold was published in 2014.
Typefaces from 2012: DomLovesMary (a wedding script family) is named in memory of Dominic and Mary Sementelli, Debi's in-laws.
In 2015, Brian Bonislawsky and Debi Sementelli co-designed Fratello Nick.
In 2013, Debi Sementelli started Debi Sementelli Type Foundry.
Born in Firenze in 1969. Cofounder with Francesco Canovaro and Debora Manetti of the Italian design firm in Firenze called Studio Kmzero. He co-designed some typefaces there such as Arsenale White (2009). Targa Monospace (2002) is a sans inspired by Italian vehicle registration plates. It has an handmade version (Targa Hand) that can be used for comic book lettering.
MyFonts credits him with the rounded avant garde sans family Antipasto (2007), but elswhere we read that this typeface is made by Matteo di Iorio, so there is some confusion. It was extended in 2017 by Pancini as Antipasto Pro.
In 2014, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Francesco Canovaro co-designed Amazing Grotesk (+Ultra). He also designed the calm bold geometric rounded sans typeface Cocogoose (2014; replaced by Cocogoose Pro in 2017) and the stylish deco font Offensive Behaviour. Cocogoose Letterpress is free. Cocogoose is part of the Coco Gothic family, a collection of twelve typefaces each inspired by the fashion mood of every decade of last century, named after fashion icon Coco Chanel. Cocogoose is Coco Gothic for the 1940s.
In 2015, Pancini published the grand family Coco Gothic. This Latin / Greek / Cyrillic typeface family features a small x-height and sligghtly rounded corners to make the avant garde and geometric sans typefaces in vogue in the 1970s come alive again, ready for 21st century fashion magazines. It comes with substyles that recreate many moods, including art nouveau and arts and crafts (Cocotte), Italian propaganda style and Italian deco (Cocosignum), hipster style (CocoBikeR), or Bauhaus (Cocomat). Coco Gothic was initially developed as a corporate font for Lucca Comics & Games Festival 2013. The rounded geometric sans family Cocomat (by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini, Deborah Manetti and Francesco Canovaro) was inspired by the style of the twenties and the visions of italian futurists like Fortunato Depero, Giacomo Balla and Antonio Sant'Elia.
Still in 2015, Cosimo and Zetafonts published the connected creamy baseball script Bulletto, the grungy handvetica Neue, and the calligraphic wedding typeface Hello Script. In 2015, at Zetafonts, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini designed CocoBikeR (2015) to celebrate the hipster and bike cultures. CocoBikeR (for Latin, Greek and Cyrillic) is part of the successful Coco Gothic typeface family. In 2017, Pancini designed the 1930s Italian art deco typeface families Cocosignum Maiuscoletto and Cocosignum Corsivo Italico.
Typefaces from 2016: Adlery (a curly brush script), Kitten (Fat, Swash, Swash Monoline, Slant, Bold: signage script family), Adlibitum (a blackletter typeface by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Francesco Canovaro), Morbodoni (a display didone by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Francesco Canovaro).
In 2016, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini, Andrea Tartarelli, Giulia Ursenna Dorati and Andrea Gaspari co-designed the 1940s vintage brush script typeface Banana Yeti, which is based on an example by Ross George shown in George's Speedball 1947 Textbook Manual. The Zetafonts team extended the original design to six styles and multilingual coverage. The ExtraBold is free. Still in 2016, Pancini designed Calligraphunk, an experimental typeface that mimicks polyrythmic calligraphy, by alternating two sets of lowercase letters to emulate handwriting.
In 2016, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini, Matteo Chiti, Luca Chiti and Andrea Tartarelli co-designed the retro connected brush script font family Advertising Script, which is based on an example from Ross George's Speedball 1947 Textbook Manual.
Beatrix Antiqua (2016, by Francesco Canovaro, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Andrea Tartarelli). This humanist sans-serif typeface is part of the Beatrix family (Beatrix Nova, etc.) that takes its inspiration from the classic Roman monumental capital model. Its capitals are directly derived from the stone carvings in Florence's Santa Croce Cathedral. Beatrix keeps a subtle lapidary swelling at the terminals suggesting a glyphic serif, similar to Hermann Zapf's treatment in Optima.
Amazing Grotesk (2016) is based on a logo designed by Francesco Canovaro.
Studio Gothic (2017, by Francesco Canovaro, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Andrea Tartarelli) is an 8-style geometric sans family based on Alessandro Butti's geometric sans classic, Semplicita.
Pancini designed the 64-strong typeface family Body Grotesque and Body Text in 2017-2018, together with Andrea Tartarelli. It was conceived as a contemporary alternative to modernist super-families like Univers or Helvetica.
In 2017, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Andrea Tartarelli co-designed the sans typeface family Kabrio, which gives users four different corner treatment options.
Anaphora (2018). Anaphora is a contemporary serif typeface designed by Francesco Canovaro (roman), Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini (italic) and Andrea Tartarelli. It features a wedge serif design with nine weights from thin to heavy. Its wide counters and low x-height make it pleasant and readable at text sizes while the uncommon shapes make it strong and recognizable when used in display size. Anaphora covers Latin, Greek and Cyrillic.
Canovaro's Arista served as a basis for the 29-style monolinear rounded sans typeface family Aristotelica (2018) by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Andrea Tartarelli.
In 2018, he published Radcliffe, with Andrea Tartarelli, a Clarendon revival with Text and Casual subfamilies. Radcliffe (a Clarendon revival by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Andrea Tartarelli), and added the layerable condensed Cocogoose Narrows to the Cocogoose family. Codec (2018) by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini, Francesco Canovaro and Andrea Tartarelli is a geometric sans typeface family in which all terminal cuts are horiontal or vertical.
His Double Bass (2018) is a jazzy 4-style typeface family that pays tribute to Saul Bass's iconic hand lettering for Otto Preminger's The Man with the Golden Arm film title sequence and other movies, Bass's vibrating, almost brutal cut-out aestethics, and the cartoonish lettering and jazzy graphics of the fifties.
In 2018, he published the sharp wedge serif typeface Blacker to pay homage to the 1970s. Still in 2018, he designed the swooping polyrhythmic calligraphic typeface Calligraphunk.
In 2018, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Andrea Tartarelli designed Holden, a very Latin cursive sans typeface with pointed brush aesthetics and fluid rhythmic lines.
In 2019, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini, Francesco Canovaro and Andrea Tartarelli published the monolinear geometric rounded corner amputated "e" sans typeface family Cocogoose Classic and the condensed rounded monoline techno sans typeface family Iconic. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Bireuen, Indonesia-based designer of the swashy script typefaces Restafi Script, Marchelina Script, Malika and Agus, the signage script Aqlima, Angelines, and the curly Ragetti Script in 2017.
Typefaces from 2018: Angelines Script, Sofiebestin, Gallisia Design Script, Jodie Badiston Script (a signature font), Crolinesy Daggaes Script, Chalifor Dalsatic (an SVG script), Mottingham Script, Mathanifo Script, Dhanikans Signature, Sophier Rotties.
Counterpoint Type Studio
Established in 2013 by Hollywood, CA-based Jason Walcott (formerly operating as JAW Fonts and as Jukebox Type), b. 1971, Michigan, Counterpoint Type Studio started marketing fonts in that same year. The first batch included India Ink (2013), Raspberry Jam (a delightfully curly vampire script), Profiterole (a feminine pastry shop script), and Califunkia (pure psychedelia), and Domani CP (a faithful digital revival of an old photo-typositing typeface called ITC Didi. Originally designed by Herb Lubalin and Tom Carnese, Domani brings to life a font that has been somewhat neglected by the digital era until now).
In 2014, he added Swashington.
Typefaces from 2016: Schmalfette CP. He writes: SchmalfetteCP is the result of another collaboration between designers Jason Walcott and Rob King. King suggested that Walcott revive this wonderful and somewhat forgotten sans serif typeface from the mid 1950s. Originally designed by Walter Haettenschweiler in 1954, Schmalfette Grotesk was used for many years in the German magazine Twen. The typeface was notoriously hard to acquire at the time and graphic designers in the USA often resorted to cutting letters from the Twen magazines and reusing them in their own designs. Later, when digital type came along several typefaces very similar were created that claimed to be digital revivals of Schmalfette Grotesk. However, they are actually only loosely based on the original. The proportions are different and in some cases a lower case was added. The original font was all caps. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Courtney Kent Rhodes
Cove 703 (was: ComicVector 703)
Denpasar, Bali-based designer of the curly hand-crafted typeface Kerithing (2015), Baline Script (2016) and the watercolor brush typeface Amarill (2016). Typefaces from 2017: The Naturel (woodblock printing style), Balistroke, Rosedita Script (calligraphic), Maheera, Ringotube (2017).
Typefaces from 2019: Anthem Nasney, Melodya Chatrina, Sandra Belhock, Duck in Shipah, Monster Game, Robert Barack, Hot Restaurant (monoline script), Funshop, Katrine Holland, Shark Ready, Heidy Indigo, Takashi Minta, Ballet Harmony, Knight Jacker (blackletter script), Michael Jackpot (brush font), John Bulgarry (script), Roshida Valentines, (script) The Naturel Txt (a dry brush or wood texture emulation font), Jungle Boy, Shitoberry (script), Baline Script. Creative Market link. Dafont link. Graphicriver link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Crazy Diamond Design Historical Fonts
Wonderful 16-th century (commercial) fonts from this Manchester, UK-based foundry, including the Formal Text Hand package, Written Square Capitals (2005: roman inscriptional caps), Rustic Capitals (2005), Chancery Hand, Italic Hand, Bastard Secretary Hand, Secretary Hand, Hand of the Court of the Common Pleas, 17th Century Print, 17th Century Italic. Most fonts by Alex Moseley. For a fee, get the fonts used in the Harry Potter film, globally called Wizardings: The Wizard Hand, Black Cat Letter (blackletter), Parchment Print&Italic, Wizard Runes, Wizardings. [Google] [More] ⦿
Michael Gills is a British calligrapher and graphic and type designer. He founded Creative Goats in Ipswich, Suffolk, UK. He worked first at Letraset (1988-1995) where he made typefaces such as Charlotte and Charlotte Sans, Elysium, Gilgamesh, Fling, Forkbeard, Frances Uncial, Isis, Katfish, Prague and Type Embellishments. He is currently an art director at The Folio Society: Book publishers, London. His fonts:
Aceh, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1988) of these script typefaces in 2017: My Heart Script, Majestic. In 2018, he designed the script typefaces Cataleya, Delleya Script, Autines Script, Hillah Script, Manda Script, Natural Script, Beloved (curly and calligraphic), Eaglese Script, Cadosa Script, Hello Sarrah Script, Malinda Script, Hearted Script, Angellie Script, Hiters Script, Cintya Script, Calega (monoline script), Ailand Script, Angelic, Sauvage, Lady Steady, Marsya, Mentally and Vegas Style.
Typefaces from 2019: Handley, Eaglese Pro, Greatest Script, Shaila Script, Hearty Script, Isabella Script, Marria Script, Marcela Script, Aseline Script, Mellow, Issabeta Script, Leontine Script, Alliana Script, Emeley Script, Aleria Script, Nayla Script, Maisara Script. [Google] [More] ⦿
Aceh Utara, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1990) of these typefaces:
Bali, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1983) of Baruna (2018: vintage decorative font), Brotherley (2018),Kiddo Handwriting (2018), the hilarious Chef Characters Icons (2018), the sans typeface Drupadi (2018), the ball terminal typeface Cameo Sweet Gothic (2018), the hand-crafted typefaces Miyake Signature (2018), Kiddo Handwriting (2018), Puralova Script (2018) and Children Alien (2018).
Hamilton, Victoria, Australia-based designer of Torquay Hotel (2015, a great dry brush typeface), Tropical Nights Script (2015), Blitzen (2015, a scribbly outlined typeface), White Snowfall Script (2015), Third Storey (2015, +Brush, +Regular, +Marker), Twisted Willow (2015, a connected exaggerated script), Saltywaters (2015, an attractive brush script), Operation 22 (2015), Sideline Bold (2015), Sideline Hollow (2015), Juicy Brush (2015), Blushingly (2015, a brushy wedding script font), Thystle Leaf (2015), La Bambiny (2015: painted Treefrog style script), Sweet Dreamer Script (2015, children's hand), the fat brush typeface Coalface (2015) and the curly fat brush scripts Wonderlicious (2015) and Rumpledrop (2015).
Typefaces from 2016: Boltis, Tantrums, Favoured (rough brush), Goatfish, Odd Socks, Passion Fruits, Boom&Farrow, Blissfully, Snowblown (a chunky marker font), Loganberry, Roll Off, Shakeoff (dry brush), Grainger, Irish Brogue, Saltie Sea, Gorgeously You, Yellow Gold, Seriously Rad (brush font), Sorrella Script, Woodend retro, Roamfest Brush Script, Doctors Scrawl script, Needle & Thread, Rabbit Fur (brush type), Moonlit harvest, Quickly Script, Multiculture, Lusciously, Listless, Lemony Zest, Liberty & Love, Lemonade Fizzo, Illabarook Script, Humongous, Hot Chips, Going Slow, Aberfoyle Park Script, Strike One, Lovers Avenue, Glen Thompson, Sing Aloud, Berry Shortcake, Yellow Taxi, Shopwreck (dry marker font), Faithful True, Flattering, Zombie Zone, Feathertop, Jellybeans, Show+Tell, Swizzlesticks, Label Marker, Hello Journal, School Blackboard, Life+Laughter, Holiday Chaos, Silverwaves, Bjorn Rider (marker font), Affectionate Brush (crayon font).
Typefaces from 2017: Soundbound, Trescott, Tyndust Script, Wallower Script, Berry Merry, Beautiful Lights Script, Song of the River Script, Oh Mistletoe Script, Holiday Joy, Jingle Joy, Holiday Coffee Script, Cheerful Elf Script, Journey's Inn (brush), Ice Castle, Frosted Cupcake, Oh Surrender Script, Moonlight Sailing Script, Justify Brush Script (dry brush), Just Maria Script, Falling Pumpkins Script, Bright Soul Script, Blossomie Script, Joy Flight Script, Loving Saskia (watercolor brush), Blue Liquid, Lemons Soda Script, Southerner (dry brush script), Theodoria Script (tall swashy calligraphic typeface), Highline, Southfall Script (formal calligraphy), Serial Catch, Travelling Abroad, Warrenson Script, Saturday Rock, Indulgence Script, Cottage Gardens Script, Spoonfull Script, Pattersonville Script (signature font). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Crop Studio (or: Juniors 94)
Ingin Jaya, Kabupaten Aceh Besar, Aceh-based designer, b. 1994, of the monoline script typeface Nagata (2018), the upright script typeface Berkarya (2018), the signage script typeface Hunkydory (2018), and the calligraphic script typefaces Rughetta (2018), Oliverra (2018), Kenshington (2018), Robertortiz (2018), Rodanthe (2018), Kristopher (2018), Serendipity (2018), Whitening (2018) and Matthew (2018).
Typefaces from 2019: Aurelia (curly script), Firgia Gia (calligraphic), Bintanghu.
Crow Studio consists of Efe Gürsoy, Suat Tuna and Yasir Ekinci. During his studies at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University in Istanbul, Efe Gürsoy created these typefaces:
Antonio Cerri (b. 1972, Catania, Italy) freelances in web, graphic and motion design from San Giovanni La Punta, Sicily. He created some typefaces in 2010, such as the futuristic CRR NTN (+Outline).
In 2011, he made Labyrinthus, a multilined all caps family: inspect each glyph and note that there is one point of entrance and one exit. Still in 2011, the decorative family Atlantide and the futuristic all caps typeface Silver Chisel appeared.
In 2012, he designed the techno family Steel.
Typefaces from 2013: Firebird (techno, automotive, speed font family).
In 2014, he made Luna Crescente, a layered multicolr 3d typeface.
Typefaces from 2016: Xandra (script), Xova (a 5-layer techno/logo font), Xova Rounded, Maria Script (heavy signage script).
Cruz Fonts was established in Oakland, NJ, in 2004 by Ray Cruz, who has been a designer of custom lettering and custom typefaces to major ad agencies, publishers and corporate clients in the New York City area for almost 30 years. He has created many display typefaces for Agfa/Monotype, Bitstream, Phil's Fonts and Garage Fonts. Presently Ray Cruz is working as Type Director at Y&R NY, and is an adjunct professor at FIT and Kean University teaching type design. Bio at Garagefonts.
The story of Cui Xianren gives hope. I am quoting the original report: A street beggar who draws beautiful calligraphy with a chalk held precariously between the only movable fingers of his handicapped hands has finally signed a contract with a font company to produce original fonts of Chinese characters. The 49-year-old Cui Xianren is a native of Huiqi Manchu Ethnic Town, Wangkui county, of northeast China's Heilongjiang province. His hands and typeface were severely burnt when a diesel barrel exploded during an accident in October 1993, leaving him with movement in only his index and ring fingers. Burdened with a family to feed, Cui was forced to beg on the streets. He would bend on a long sheet of plastic for several hours writing neat and beautiful Chinese characters with his injured fingers. Cui practiced for about ten years to master the feat following the accident. A microblogger posted a photo online of Cui begging and writing on the street of Qingdao city, in east China's Shandong province on October 9. The photo quickly became an Internet sensation, prompting Founder Font, a company under the Peking University Founder Group which specializes in the development of Chinese Fonts, to post a notice on its official microblog to locate the author. Staff from the company finally located Cui on a street in Qingdao on October 12. The two parties signed a working contract on Friday after Founder Font made clear the terms to Cui. Founder will cover the expenditure for Cui's artistic creations and provide him with 50,000 yuan in advance for his livelihood. Cui was asked to first work on a list of 1,000 Chinese characters and send the finished works to the company, which will then incorporate them into its font library after making necessary adjustments. Cui will exclusively enjoy any profit made from commercial development of the fonts within a 50-year time frame. Founder Font said Cui's chalk calligraphy, with its classic beauty, will have huge potential for the designing and advertisement market. Cui had related to the media that during his years practicing the art, he would choose traditional Chinese characters from a dictionary and transform different parts of the characters to make them look like a picture. Cui, who has only three years of primary education, has become the first grass-roots calligrapher to sign with Founder, the company said, adding they would name the fonts after Cui's given name, Xianren.
Cuong Truong Van
Author of Alphabets for Practical and Ornamental Engrossing (1914), Lessons in Engraver's Script (1914) and Ninety-five Lessons in Ornamental Penmanship (1914). Jones lived in Brockton, MA. The second book contains one full formal calligraphic alphabet by Jones himself. [Google] [More] ⦿
CybaPeeCreations (or: Typoasis)
CybaPee is the nom de plume of Petra Heidorn who lives in Hamburg. She has created many typefaces (listed below) between 1997 and 2005 and has cooperated with several type designers on interesting projects. She is undoubtedly best known for her successful web site Typoasis (discontinued in 2016), where one could download her own creations, and those of her many friends. Petra was also heavily involved in several attempts to revive blackletter fonts, in cooperation with Manfred Klein, Dieter Steffmann, Paul Lloyd and others. She organized several revivals of the typefaces of Rudolf Koch and Ernst Schneidler. She also managed the extensive web presence of Manfred Klein.
Cynthia Batty (formerly, Cynthia Hollandsworth) was born in Washington, DC in 1955 (MyFonts) or 1956. She studied at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, CA, and managed the department of type design and development at Agfa Compugraphic in Massachusetts. She was President of AlphaOmega, a design studio dedicated to typeface development. She was also the Director of Typeface Development at High Technology Solutions, in Poughkeepsie, New York. Currently (?), she is the vice-presdident of Simon&Schuster in New York. For a few years, she was Executive Director of ATypI, involved, in particular in the ATypI meetings in Vancouver and Prague.
Her typefaces show calligraphic influences:
Painter turned type designer in Baltimore. Creator of Velocipede Stencil (2011), an art deco typeface made for a bike shop in Baltimore. At Lost Type Coop, he published the humanist remaissance italic typeface Pigeon (2011) and the calligraphic script Cylburn (Lost Type): Cylburn is a semi-connected script, structurally based on Roundhand but written with a pointed brush and restrained tension that separate it from its traditional roots.
In 2014, he created the commercial signage typeface Globe Script, which was renamed Eubie Script (dedicated page). Eubie Script draws from the many lettering styles of Harry Knorr, an artist at Globe Poster for over 50 years.
In 2016, Dai Foldes and Laura Worthington designed the connected script typeface family Adorn Garland Smooth. Fairwater (2016), co-designed by Laura Worthington and Dai Foldes, has Script, Sans, and Serif subfamilies, as well as several sets of Ornaments. The Serif subfamily conjures up tattoo lettering, but also mathematical blackboard bold style and art deco. And still with Laura Worthington, Dai designed Renata (2016), a connected calligraphic script. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Phototype designer for Photo Lettering Inc in New York. Her typefaces there include the uncial / medieval style family Alcock, which includes Alcock Roman, (+Inline), Alcock Light Italic and Alcock Versal. [Google] [More] ⦿
Signpainter and letterer who worked for Hallmark in Kansas City, then in Denver, CO, and is now based in Boise, ID. In 2015, he was working on the signage typeface Krapp Jelveeto. In 2016, he published the soft rounded signage typeface Organic Cotton.
Dan X. Solo
Indonesian designer of the script typeface Funnis (2018), the calligraphic typeface Chalisa Oktavia (2018), the hand-crfated typeface Care Around (2018, +Dingbats), and the monogram typeface Monorow One and Two (2018). [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Brooklyn, NY. He designed interesting typographic identities such as for the Publican Brewing Company. His calligraphic book covers for texts by Gabriel Garcia Marquez are also remarkable. [Google] [More] ⦿
Daniel Rodríguez Valero received his PhD in Arts in 2006 from University of Barcelona, where he also got a Postgraduate in Digital Typography. He teaches Typographic Design and Digital Typography in the Arts Faculty (University of Barcelona) since 1999, and Graphic Design in Advertising studies (University of Alicante) since 2002. He teaches Digital Typography at the máster ibérico em design, Oporto (Portugal). He has created a new system for type design called Constructor in collaboration with Marc Antoni Malagarriga I Picas, a programmer. Constructor is a glyph editor based on calligraphic curves, which he presented at TypeTech, ATypI in Brighton in 2007.
He writes: Constructor is a new tool for type design, open source and cross-platform, based on a calligraphic heritage that provides new possibilities. It can be combined with production tools like Fontographer or FontLab, because its finality is to construct outlines extrapolating some instructions or parameters given by the user. It works with only one master and produces different letterforms that can be copied/pasted to a font editor. It will help to design quickly a complete family, so the benefits of this new system for type designers are tremendous. He claims to be inspired in part by Gerrit Noordzij's theory of type design as explained in The stroke of the pen. [Google] [More] ⦿
American penman. Author of Compendium of Practical and Ornamental Penmanship (New York, ca. 1883) and Ames' Guide to Self-Instruction in Practical and Artistic Penmanship (1884). The latter book contains some explicit alphabets: Roman, Italic Roman, Gothic, German text, Old English, Church Text, Medieval, Egyptian, German Round Hand, Marking and Rustic (elaborate caps). One of the initial caps in that text led Robert Fauver to create the free font Dirty Ames (2006).
In 1890, Ames wrote Ames' Book of Flourishes.
Designer of the calligraphic typefaces Maxleon (2018), Sully (2018), Selvia (2018), Witter (2018), Gianetta (2017), Supercup (2017), Oldstrafford (2017), Sigarillos (2017, swashy), Blodeyn (2017), Wallaby (2017), Olive (2017), Chinchilla (2017), Chathalia (2016), Waterbug (2016), Alzelvin (2016), Wood Row (2016), Elephant Park (2016), Magnum (2016), Delightful (2016), Rasyhanda (2016), Commando (2016), Chameleon (2016), Bluebonnet (2016), Barbarella (2016), Lavender (2016) and Harmony (2016).
Medan, Indonesia-based designer of these (mostly calligraphic) typefaces:
American designer at Letterhead Fonts of Grindle (blackletter), Squeezebox (Victorian) and United Cigar (more Victorian fare). In 2014, John Studden and Dave Parr co-designed the Victorian display typeface family LHF Blackstone. Dave Parr's other typefaces at LHF include LHF Tributary (2014, a calligraphic blackletter; followed by LHF Tributary Distressed in 2016), LHF Ascribe (2014), LHF Heller's Script (with John Studden: a retro script), LHF Heller's Casual (2014), LHF Aledo (2014: a Western typeface), LHF Big Bob (2013, a sign painter's casual), Castlerock, Cedar Creek, Sanborn Thin (Victorian), and Sheridan Script (fifties script).
David A. Hobbs
David A. Hobbs, Inc.&Tolley Studios
David Hobbs (b. Midland, MI, 1943) worked for and with William E. Tolley, a noted Engrosser, the son of A.B. Tolley, the White House Calligrapher for several presidents. He opened his own studio in 1976, and says that he "has done work for kings and presidents". David A. Hobbs, Inc.&Tolley Studios in Washington DC provides calligraphic lettering services. They have developed their own in-house fonts, like Engravers Script, Gothic, Readable Text, Cursive, Old English, Simplified Old English, Roman and Stump Script. He has developed Hobbsian Script (Based on Zanerian script), Hobbsian Stump Script, Hobbsian Old English, Hobbsian Roman Cap and Hobbsian Readable Text. [Google] [More] ⦿
David Engelby Foundry
Copenhagen-based creator (b. Jutland, Denmark) of the four-style serif typeface Ingleby (2006-2008). In 2011, he added Engelberg (pixel face), OnO Display, ServusTextDisplay-Display, and ServusTextDisplayItalic-display (an angular text face). All of these typefaces were free.
In 2013, he set up the commercial David Engelby Foundry. The first typeface there was the text family Ingleby II. This was followed by OnO Display Pro (2013, a calligraphic typeface) and Onward (2013).
Ruth Pro (2014) is a magazine typeface family inspired by ITC Mendoza and Stone Serif.
In 2015, Engelby published the free three-style Copenhagen Grotesk, which was influenced by the rich history of German grotesques.
Typefaces from 2016: Leducation (a didone family combined with a touch of European decadence).
Typefaces from 2018: Space Show (an atractive rounded sans for clear and big display typography including wayfinding, infographics and posters), Comic Tantrum, Verger Book, Kiks, Gothic Tantrum, Jutlandia Slab. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
David Fernando Espinosa Martínez
David Fleming Nalle
Sao Paulo-based Brazilian Portuguese creator from Portugal, of Dora (2012, calligraphic caps). He also made a series of unnamed display typefaces in paperfold, ocragonal and gridded styles.
In 2013, he made Joy, a bespok typeface for Brazilian furniture maker Artesian.
Author of The Art of Calligraphy (Dorling Kindersley), Calligraphy: Inspiration, Innovation, Communication (Anaya), and The Calligrapher's Bible (A&C Black).
San Francisco-based poster artist and writer, b. 1945. Author of A Constructed Roman Alphabet, a Geometric Analysis of the Greek and Roman Capitals and of the Arabic Numerals (David R. Godine, Boston, 1982). Each character of his roman alphabet is described using compass and ruler in the style of the romain du roi. Wonderful! He also wrote An Introduction to the Elements of Calligraphy (3rd ed. 1968; reprint, Berkeley, California: Saint Heironymous Press, 1975).
Aka Malre. Melun Val de Seine, France-based designer (b. 1976) of the free hand-crafted typeface Metrique (2014), which is based on China ink lettering done with a Rotring pen. In 2015, he created the grungy typeface Internet and the icon font Webs. In 2017, he published the rungy calligraphic typeface Gyiest Old.
Typefaces from 2018, all free: Typochok, Louizede, Absortile, LodisZit, Guasmally, Feedjique, Matea 3, Valiere 4, Wattafont Gras, Smartryck (grunge), Destruck (grunge), Schuwmatik (a fun take on Excoffon's style from the 1950s), Surprise (grunge), Thao Sao (retro comic book script; with Hung Lan Nguyen). Home page. Open Font Library link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Born in the UK in 1949. He trained in the UK, worked for EMI Records and Saatchi&Saatchi and later moved to Southern California, wghere he started his own illustration studio, the David Westwood Studio for lettering (brush style, wood style). Designer of the lino-cut effect font Westwood (Letraset, 1991).
De Aesthetische Dienst
Graphic designer, sign painter and letterer Jeroen Koning (De Aesthetische Dienst, Amsterdam) started work on DTL VandenVelde in 2015. This typeface will be inspired by the work of the famous calligrapher Jan Van den Velde (1568-1623). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
De Amsterdamse Krulletter
In English, Amsterdam's curly letter. While doing a revival / interpretation of this style in his Krul typeface (2012), Ramiro Espinoza tells the story of this style, so I will reproduce excerpts:
Krul is a typographic interpretation of the lettering style created by Dutch letter painter Jan Willem Joseph Visser at the end of the 1940s, which decorated the traditional brown bars of Amsterdam. In the beginning, these letters were strongly associated with the pubs connected to the Amstel brewery, given that Visser was the company's official painter. As the years passed, the style became increasingly popular, and various business owners in Amsterdam and other Dutch and Belgian cities also commissioned its use. In the 1970s and 1980s, Leo Beukeboom, another talented letter painter, continued and expanded this lettering tradition while employed under the Heineken brand. Much of his work can still be found in the Jordaan and De Pijp neighborhoods in Amsterdam.
The Amsterdamse Krulletter, or Amsterdam's curly letter, is strongly inspired by the calligraphic works of the 17th century Dutch writing masters, of which Jan van den Velde was a central figure. However, distinct characteristics of this style, for example, its unusual and beautiful "g" originate from a model that was published by Johannes Heuvelman in 1659, which J. W. J. Visser referenced.
Typographic circles have somehow overlooked the Amsterdamse Krulletter and its heritage. The Dutch calligraphic hands preceded and influenced the formal English penmanship which has inspired numerous typefaces in the Copperplate style. In contrast, the models from van den Velde, Heuvelman, and Jean de la Chambre, among others, are a missing chapter in Dutch typographic history, and had never been turned into typefaces until now.
He continues about his own typeface Krul: Conscious of the cultural and identity issues that arise in reviving a unique style, and concerned about the speed with which the lettering style was disappearing, Ramiro Espinoza focused the project of designing Krul on digitally recreating the calligraphic complexity of these beautiful letters. Created through several years of research, Krul is not a direct digitization of the Amsterdamse Krulletter, but instead, an interpretation that incorporates numerous alternative characters absent in the original model, and improves upon details where necessary, resulting in an optimal performance on the printed page. The typeface is presented in Open Type format, with an abundance of intricate ligatures, fleurons, and swashes, which permit the creation of numerous calligraphic effects. The very high contrast and rhythm of the strokes in this typeface make it especially suited for media applications conveying a sense of elegance and sophistication. Designers of feminine magazines, advertisements, and corporate identities within the fragrance and fashion industries will find in this typeface to be an extremely useful and appropriate resource. The great Amsterdamse Krulletter is finally back, and we are proud to make it available to you. Krul can be purchased at ReType.
At ATypI 2013 in Amsterdam, Ramiro explained his work on the Krulletter. Still in 2013, Rob Becker and Ramiro Espinoza coauthored Amsterdamse Krulletter. In 2015, they published The Curly Letter of Amsterdam (Uitgeverij Lecturis, Eindhoven and Amsterdam). [Google] [More] ⦿
Dead Image Design
Greg Jacobson is a print designer and poster artist in Los Angeles. He founded Dead Image Design and does custom font design (besides many other things). He made Millesime (2008), an old style typeface with weathered outlines. It can be downloaded at Chank's place. Other fonts (without downloads): DID Alexius Script (connected, calligraphic), DID Crunk Deco, DID The Skinny, Jascha Hand, Gadoosh (hand-printed), Marquee Slop, Garbanceras. [Google] [More] ⦿
Rhega Juliandy (Deadlock Studio, Bandung, Indonesia; b. 1991) designed the rhythmic brush script Nailika (2015), the calligraphic Sweet Holiday (2015), the flowing script typeface Vallerie (2015), the beautiful brush script typeface Nailika (2015), the curly display typeface Milady (2015), the free fat marker typeface March (2015), the wonderful connected brush script Allenois (2015), the logotype Voltus (2015), the thin calligraphic script Theodore (2015), the script typefaces Sweet Holiday (2015) and Rose (2015), and the script typeface Anke (2015).
Typefaces from 2016: Humphrey (a sans headline family), Diamor (monoline packaging script), Mallena, Everlasting Script, Clockwise (brush script).
Typefaces from 2017: Flattery (retro signage script).
Travel writer based in Cherry Hill, NJ. Designer (b. Augusta, ME, 1977) of the children's scribble font Urly Lurnin (2008), and of Smiley (2008, comic book face), and of the informal handwriting fonts Pickled Sans (2008), Slim Pickens (2008), Smokehouse (2008) and Gladly Mailed (2008).
Bender Script (2008) is a brush script developed from an incomplete script drawn by Charles Chas Bluemlein.
Glade (2015) is a formal calligraphic copperplate script in five widths.
Dear Type is run by Bulgarian type designer Veneta Rangelova, who is based in Sofia. In 2015, she created the creamy signage typeface, the accompanying Lifehack Sans, Lifehack, the casual script typefaces Hello Headline and Brunette, and the bold brush script Renovation.
Typefaces from 2016: Blooms, PhotoWall (casual connected script), BeachBar (a large signage script family), Amberly (a connected script), Amberly Sans, Guess (a connected script set accompanied by an all caps geometric sans family, Guess Sans).
Typefaces from 2018: Karlie (script and serif duo).
Debi Sementelli Type Foundry
Debi Sementelli (b. 1973, Erie, PA) started out as a lettering artist for wedding services. She set up her own typefoundry in 2013 in Carrollton, TX. Before that, she cofounded Correspondence Ink (in 2007) with Brian Bonislawsky. Together, they created the formal calligraphic family Belluccia (2011). Belluccia Ornaments has plenty of wedding invitation dingbats to accompany the font. Belluccia Bold was published in 2014.
In 2012, they published DomLovesMary (a wedding script family), which is named in memory of Dominic and Mary Sementelli, Debi's in-laws.
In 2017, she published the connected calligraphic script Cinque Donne.
Banda Aceh, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1991) of the brush script typefaces Georgia (2016) and Chelsea Brush (2016), the handwriting font Delima (2016), Go Doodling (2016, +dingbats), and of the brush typefaces Arigato (2016), Ardina Script (2016) and Ordinary (2016).
Typefaces from 2017: Justin (brush script), Alex Dirte (ink splash brush), Alexandria (script), Mainstream Script, Love Story, Priscillia Script, Rachael Script, Hello Dina Script, Rock n Doll, Strike Alone Script, Mighty Eagle, Middle Class Script, Revolution, Nagita Script (swashy calligraphic).
Typefaces from 2018: Abbasy Calligraphy, Michali Script, Handletterink, AusthinaBrushCalligraphyScratch, Merci Heart (dry brush script), Glitter, Bright Script (signage script), Zeloya (a flattop font), Hey Sunset (brush), Michelle (hand-lettered), Levo (a layerable sans), Coquin (hand-crafted), Arrival, Kaliber, Nichole Script.
Typefaces from 2019: Authentic Script, Berlin Script, Mountain Script.
Banda Aceh, Indonesia-based designer who first went under the name Leonardo Decavantona, and later Raban Panton, b. 1983. Creator of the watercolor brush typefaces Cinderella (2015) and Never Die (2015), the calligraphic script Letizia (2015), the connected Awesome Darling Script (2015) and Qeyla Script (2015), the angular typeface Bruce Lee (2015) and the hand-crafted Cagok Letter (2015: angular style) and Matthew Jason Kid's (2015). They also designed the brush script typeface Melbourne Night Sky (2016), Tong Brush (2015), Ashley Jarrow (2015) and Boboiboy Hand (2015).
Typefaces from 2016: Goodies, Camsia Script, Murrano Script, Asmila Script, Blueberry, Geysha Script.
Typefaces from 2017: Melodia, Author (brush script), Hello Creator, Paradiso (German expressionist).
Typefaces from 2018: Kentucky. (Old, dead) Creative Market link for Contra Studio. [Google] [More] ⦿
Steve Deffeyes from Fairfax, CA, is the designer of free fonts such as Sabon Sans, Kells (uncial/Celtic), Gondola SD (2001, calligraphic), Ramsey SD (2001, uncial), MarkerSD (1999), Roman SD (1999), Loopy (2001-2009, Apostrophic Labs [dead link]), Futurex Arthur (2009). His Oblivion family (2003) is here, here and here. Here, we find the artificial language families Dwemeris (2004) and Oblivion (2003). Dafont link. [Google] [More] ⦿
DeMeyere Design Incorporated
Hong-Kong-based designer of Aerofoil (2007, calligraphic script), Ampersand (2005, hand-printed) and Cataclysmic (2005, handwriting). Alternate URL. Yet another URL. She used Fontifier to create a handwriting face, Skribble (2004). See also here. Alternate URL. Klingspor link. Dafont link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Deniz86 (was: Rt Creative, Blue Eyes)
Aceh, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1986) of the script or calligraphic typefaces Magnificent (2019), Ladies First (2019), Azelia (2019), Dughter (2019), Glitter (2019), Guitarist (2019), Boutique (2018), Margarita (2018), Lovellyana (2018), Mighty (2018), Songstar (2018), Monica Script (2018), Angelica (2018, an upright script), Bauthicia (2018), Nantiya (2018), Bottle (2018), Battle Day (2018), Mom Love (2017, brush script), Nutellia (2017), Mantan (2017), Jacktifour (2017), Mr. Satan (2017), Bastille Day (2017), Scooter (2017), Glorious (2017), Markisha (2017, calligraphic), Magdalen (2017), Dughter (2017), Robusta (2017), Simbad (2017, calligraphic script), Guanabana (2017), Cabbage (2017, calligraphic), Dolphin (2016), Salwa (2016), Zinnia (2016, upright connected calligraphic style) and Megaibeilya (2016).
Derek Long (b. Wilmington, DE) made the high-contrast ball-terminal calligraphic typeface Long Script (2011) in his Advanced Typography class at the Corcoran College of Art + Design. Now based in Washington, DC. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Design23 is a multi-disciplinary design studio in Morristown, New Jersey, started ca. 2012 by Jennifer de Angelis Gunn.
Russian foundry. Evgenij Dobrovinskii designed Faktor, Inessa Cyrillic (calligraphic handwriting) and Magister Cyrillic (book) there. Mac fonts. A. Kustov's Aksent (TypeMarket, 1993) was based on a design of Dobrovinskii. [Google] [More] ⦿
Dexsar Harry Anugrah
Aka Dharmas. Malang, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1998) of the hand-crafted and script typefaces Serenity (2018: monoline script), Monatia (2018), Real Kindly (2018), Just Sunday (2018), Olivia (2018: a monoline script), Roselyne Script (2018), Youthness (2018), Effort (2018: calligraphic), Aprils Sans (2018: free), Rhesmanisa (2018) and Shefilla (2018). Other fonts include the monoline display typeface Brotherhood (2018).
Yet another foundry of Nagoya, Japan-based designer Ryoichi Tsunekawa, who also runs Flat-It, Prop-A-Ganda, and Holiday Type. The first download is the industrial grotesk typeface Bebas Neue (2010), which was followed in 2014 by Bebas Kai, in 2018 by Bebas Neue Semi Rounded and Bebas Neue Rounded, and in 2019 by Bebas Neue Pro. Bebas Neue can now be had for free at Open Font Library and at FontFabric, where new weights and a Cyrillic were added. Bebas Neue v2 is free at Github.
The connected signage typeface Sneaker Script and the 19th century set of ornaments Gothic Extras followed in 2012 and 2011, respectively. Great Victorian (2012) follows the prototypical Victorian style.
In 2015, Dharma Type published the great ultra-black creamy signage script Piepie. In 2016, he published the powerful layered Mighty Slab.
Typefaces from 2017: Pansy Bo (calligraphic), Nothing (script), Daisy Lau (calligraphic), Banana (script), Lily Wang (calligraphic), Calling Code (monospaced programming font), Commuters Sans (elegant wide sans), Mighty Slab, Rigid Square (octagonal), Taro (sans), Concrete Stencil.
Typfaces from 2018: Victorian Orchid (a transitional text typeface characterized by a Victorian era A and a frolicking lower case g), Dr Slab (an extraordinary layerable and colorable rounded slab poster typeface), Code Saver (a condensed monospaced programming font), Sometype Mono (a free programming font family; MyFonts link).
Typefaces from 2019: Dharma Gothic Rounded.
Argentinian graphic designer and recent docent in graphic design at the University of Buenos Aires. He graduated in 1991 from the University of Buenos Aires with a degree in graphic design. He worked at Arcor, and after a brief sabbatical in London at Interbrand Newell and Sorrell during 1999, he returned to Argentina, where from 2000 on, he is the Director of Design at Interbrand Avalos&Bourse. His fonts:
Operating as dimindie, Dimas Wahyu Ismanto (Indonesia) designed the brush script typefaces Clark Rhio Script (2017), Savera (2016) and Compling (2016), and the calligraphic Molino Script (2016). [Google] [More] ⦿
Dino dos Santos
Banda Aceh, Indonesia-based designer of the script typefaces Humblle Rought (sic) (2015), Nirmana (2015, brush type), Cecilia Script (2015), Stay High (2015, graffiti influence), Gracias Script (2015), Bowlist (2015), Miguella Script (2015), Islander Brush (2015), Zailla Script (2015), Funkiess (2015), Scarlet (2015), Amanda (2015, calligraphic), Natasya (2015, a creamy signage font), Violla Script (2015), Seulanga (2015), Cornish (2015), Butller (2015), Twice (2015), Evelyn (2015), Steelmond (2015), Humble (2015; also spelled Humblle with two l's), Swirlesque (2015) and Jeumpa (2015). Aka Dirty Line Type.
Typefaces from 2016: The script typefaces Tendencia, Bullstander (+Slab), Black Pearl Sans, Befolk, Wild Heart, Kick Hornet (brush style), The Beard, Drama Queen Script, Valiente Brush, Beautiful Dreams, Tropical (2016, in Brush Script, Brush, Brush Caps, Sans and Monoline styles), Rising Script, Rising Brush, Be Grateful, Sweetline, Lightening Sript, Zailla Script, Adorabelle Script, The Luxury, Harbour (brush type). In addition: Mortuguais, Black Heat (Victorian), Sweetline and Neptern (a Saul Bass style font).
Typefaces from 2017: Significent, Lindsey Smith Script (signature font), Axewell, Matchstic (retro signage), The Booster (baseball script), Cursive Script, Kindness (signage brush), Conquer (dry brush), Significant, The Boundaries (signage script), Blinded (fat brush script), Maldives Script, Mind Blowing (brush), Skywalker (brush script), Reshuffle Script.
Typefaces from 2018: Specta Retro Script (2018, a signage script by Hendra Maulia and Aulia Rahman), Hype Beast (brush font), Shockwave (SVG brush font), Humblle Rought (sic), Brewery (SVG font), Bull Stander, Shanders (brush script), Hoodson (signage script), Emberblaze (brush font).
A calligraphic Arabic typeface with over 3000 glyphs, by Diwan Software. "Mishafi contains more than three thousand shapes, making it possible for the first time to compose proper Quranic calligraphy with all their shapes, markings and recitation symbols. It is also most suitable to compose traditional text of Hadith and commentary texts in respectable form. Both classic and modern Arabic poetry can be presented by it in clear and elegant formats." The typeface was designed by the acclaimed Iraqi calligrapher Hamid Al-Saadi (b. Baghdad, 1955), and won the Type Directors Club 2000 award. [Google] [More] ⦿
This used to be a wonderful page, but Michelle Dixon seems to have retired from the font making business. There used to be five shareware dingbats fonts: African Ornaments One, Cave Painting Dingbats One, Mayan Dingbats, Pre-Columbian Ornaments One, and Printers' Ornaments One (Mac PS), plus about 45 other original fonts (not shareware). In her wonderful collection, the following of Michelle Dixon's creations stand out: Arrighi Copybook, ItalianMosaicOrnaments, Beautiful, LondonHouse, Love Letter Typewriter, Gaudy Medium, Rusty Nail-Medium (the last four are all old typewriter fonts), and the display fonts Isla Bella (art nouveau), La Negrita, Arty Nouveau, Victorian, Art Nouveau Fonts, Bad Dog-Black, Berlin, Caslon Frenzy, Dixon's Vixens Caps, AntiqueMonoTW, DangerousTypoWriter, Elegant Nouveau Initial Caps, Fruitbasket, Matador, Manhattan, Modern Scribe, Ovid, Spillage, Tacos, Tolstoy, Typewriter, Love Letter, Basketcase, ChiliPepperDingbats, Postage Stamps, Garish Monde, Taco Modern, and Beautiful Ink. All fonts are between 5 and 30 dollars a piece, but often there are four fonts per face. In August 98, the absolutely gorgeous calligraphic font Beautiful Ink became available as a 10USD shareware font in Windows TrueType. Many designs are by Blake Haber, who is Michelle Dixon's husband. Located in Santa Barbara, CA.
Yus Wardi (Diyos) is the Indonesian designer of these typefaces:
Bandung, Indonesia-based designer of script typefaces. These include Bravalor (2018), St. Genoa (2018), Skelie Dancie (2018: a Halloween font), Lovely Puppy (2018), Pretty Pumpkin (2018), Gobbie Gobble (2018), Brioche (2018), The Graveyard (2018: Halloween font), The Royale (2018: an unconnected calligraphic script), Mister Boosty (2018: a children's book font), Swan Tales (2018), Chiko and Owlie (2018: another children's book font), Myrtle (2018), Unconnect (stencil), Arabica Vine (2018: free), Romanttica (2018: brush script), Brunella, Qlinsey, Camellia, Morning Glory, Gallant London, Gotmads, Gallant, Mary Quincy. He also designed the display sans typeface Trevor (2018).
Perm, Russia-based designer of the retro signage fonts Beauford (2015) and California Dreaming (2015), the connected script typeface Jennifer's Flowers (2015) and the heavy calligraphic typeface Magnificent (2015).
Russian type designer who made the calligraphic greetings typeface Gala 72 (2012) and Congratulatory (2010: Latin and Cyrillic) and the curly psychedelic all-caps typeface Lemonchello (2011). More greetings typefaces were added in 2015: Congratulatory 2.0, Congratulatory Happy Birthday, Congrats 36, Congratulatory New Year And Christmas, Congratulatory Womens Day. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
DMR Studio (or: Aksaratype Industries)
DM Rachmath, also written Rahmat (DMR Studio, Cianur / Bandung, Indonesia), designed the hipster typeface Parantina (2017), the Balencha family of display typefaces (2017), the stencil typeface Beklon (2017), the vintage logo font Kalalua (2017), the hipster typeface Terazcho (2017), the layered Western textured typeface Baroschi (2017), the spurred typefaces Elago (2017) and Elagonian (2017), the free vintage display typefaces La Pontane (2016-2017) and La Pontane Deconia (2017), and the Victorian typeface LHF Sorangeun (2017).
Typefaces from 2018: Morowali, Kaliandra, Diantos, Jailolo, Persib Sasm (octagonal sports font; free demo), Veranomata (multishade font), Bieliko (prismatic), Nonami (great-looking athletic lettering fonts), Nonamiako, Naratas (athletic lettering), Kamarita (a logo font family), Axina (stencil), Hasya d'Ellena (formal calligraphy).
Typefaces from 2019: Gharisan (octagonal).
Dobi (was: Toxic Type)
Site of prolific designer Rob Dobi from Fairfield, CT, who made many freeware/shareware fonts. Some fonts are grungy, but many have a strong calligraphic influence (Killigraphy and Arthur for example). The list: Apocalypse1, Arthur, AssCrack, BallstotheWall, Blasphemy, Bubblegum Superstar (1998, more a brush font than a bubblegum font), Catch22, CrappyCrap, Cringe, CriticalMass, Depraved, DobiType, Doober, DroopyPoopy, Duchess, Dumbass, Entropy, Failure, FluxCapacitor, Geriatric, GreenAppleSplatters, Guillotine, HeavyRotation, HongKongFistFuck, HyperKinetic, Immoral, InKsolBitch, Incest, KaBlooie, Kemuri, KillgraphyBold, Killigraphy (1998), Misconstrued, Misfortune2, MisterSinister, Nicole, PessimisticLines, Piledriver, Plastered, Puke, Salvation, Snot, Splooge, Static, StoneCold, Suicide, TheDrips, Vein. Another site has additional fonts such as Pitty. Toxicomania, Ocular and Pileliner have disappeared.
Doel Creative (or: Masterpiece Art)
Aka Masterpiece Art, Bardol and Doel. Aceh, Indonesia-based designer, b. 1992, of the cursive script Rashfeng (2018) and the connected script typefaces Happy New Year (2018), Valentine Love (2018), Rosalinda (2018), Romantina (208), Merry Christmas (2018), Anatomia (2018), Amelia (2018: calligraphic), Athum (2018), Beindog Gite (2018), Kaeshum (2018), Romtthing Girl (2018), Rosalinda (2018), Bardeng or Bartdeng (2018), Cintella (2018), Anatomia (2018), Mountain Script (2018), Graf Call (2018), Grafiteg (2018), Washington Signature (2018), Madania (2018), Teiqulato (2018). Creative Fabrica link. Dafont link for Masterpiece Art. [Google] [More] ⦿
Voronezh, Russia and/or Berlin, Germany-based designer of the (Latin) tattoo typeface Old School (2016).
In 2017, he designed the calligraphic brush typeface Roseline.
London-based designer of a calligraphic alphabet called Hybrid (2012).
Designed the calligraphic font Aristocrat (1978, Letraset).
Creator of the curly decorative all caps typeface Estaviejo (2017), and the connected Icenomina Script (2017). Estaviejo is based on an alphabet template given as a promotional material by a sewing thread company in Goggingen, Germany in the 1800s. [Google] [More] ⦿
Doyald Young: Logotypes and Letterforms
Graphic designer, typographer, type designer, author, teacher and lecturer, born in 1926 in Holliday, TX. He died on February 28, 2011 due to complications following a recent heart operation. He attended Los Angeles City College, Los Angeles Trade Technical Jr. College, and Art Center College of Design where he has taught for 27 years and holds the honorary title Inaugural Master of the School. Doyald drew characters, often of a calligraphic or handlettered nature. He was deeply influenced by his mentor, Hermann Zapf.
Steve Heller writes: When digital programs like Fontographer made it easy for anyone with a computer to create typefaces, many of them purposefully inelegant, he advocated a high level of craftsmanship that he believed had been lost. In so doing, Mr. Young challenged a new generation to reject so-called grunge design in favor of precision. When the American Institute of Graphic Arts awarded Young its 2009 Medal for Lifetime Achievement, Marian Bantjes wrote Taste. Practicality. Formality. Understated prestige. The combination of those qualities forms as perfect a descriptor of Young's work as any you are likely to find, both in the process and the result. Although he is widely known for his elegant curves and scripts, he has never been a showy designer---there is not a trace of ego in his work. The range of letterforms able to flow at any time from his hand is great, and there is no way to particularly define Young's mark unless you have seen the hand-drawn comp. That is where his work is unmistakable: perfect letterforms drawn in pencil at a surprisingly small size without so much as a mark of hesitation or awkwardness. The style varies but the fluidity and perfection do not.
Links and media: Scott Erickson's movie on Doyald Young. FontShop link. Klingspor link. Short obituary and video. Longer video about his life. Steven Heller's obituary in the New York Times. Obituary by Marian Bantjes for AIGA.
His typefaces include the extra bold condensed sports scripts fonts Home Run Sanscript (1999) and Home Run Script (1999, a connected bold retro signage script), Young Gallant (2010, a formal calligraphic script based on the alphabets his teacher, Leach, trained him on), ITC Eclat (1985, 1992, fat script face, which was used for titles by Comedy Central and the Queen Latifah movie Beauty Shop), Young Finesse (2003, an Optima-inspired thin headline typeface used in his book, Fonts&Logos), Young Finesse Italic (2006), Guts (1976, VGC), and Young Baroque (1984, 1992, Letraset; calligraphic Spencerian copperplate script; this is copied by Castcraft as OPTI Yen Script). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
DStudio, or Design Studio, is run by Nikolay Dubina, a prolific type designer. He is also a graphic designer, book designer and journalistic writer. He also runs the educational web site ProDTP. Their original Latin/Cyrillic fonts are of the highest quality, and include: Werewolf (2003), Werewolf NU (2003), DS Cosmo, DS Yermak, DS Eraser, DS Showbill, DS Poster Pen, DS Progress, DS Podd Cyr, DS Down Cyr, DS Comedy Cyr, DS Japan Cyr, DS Standart Cyr, DS Zombie Cyr, NewDeli, Stylo, Scrawl, the wonderful DS Nadejda, and DS OlymPix (2001, a pixel font), DPix8Pt (2003, pixel font), DS-Diploma-Bold, DS-Diploma, DSArmyCyr, DSBroadBrush, DS Brushess, DSComedyCyrBold, DSCyrillic, DSDiploma-Bold-Outline-DBL, DSDiplomaArt-Bold, DSDownCyr, DSEraserCyr, DS Initials (ornamental caps), DSJapanCyr--Normal, DSKolovrat, DSMechanicalBold, DSMotterHo, DSMotterStyle, DS Nova Black, DSPixelCyr, DSPoddCyrLight, DS Poster, DSPosterPen, DSProgress-SemiBold, DSRada, DSRussiaDemo, DSSharper, DS Sholom (Hebrew simulation), DSStain, DSStampCyr, DSStandartCyr, DSUstavHand, DSVTCoronaCyr, DSZombieCyr, InavelTetkaCyr, NadejdaBold, NewDeli (great display font!), Scrawl, SeedsCyr-Medium, Stylo-Bold.
Established in 1994, dstype used to offer free fonts but has gone commercial now. It is run by Dino dos Santos (b. 1971, Oporto) from Oporto, Portugal. He graduated in Graphic Design at ESAD, Matosinhos. He received a Masters degree in Multimedia Arts at FBAUP, Porto. MyFonts place. In 2006 he won the Creative Review Type Design Competition in the Revival/Extension Family. At ATypI 2006 in Lisbon, he spoke about Portuguese lettering since 1700. Interview in 2007. Klingspor link. Author of A Letra Portuguesa, a book about Portuguese calligraphy. Dino created these typefaces:
DS Type also has typefaces by other type designers, such as Pedro Leal. They worked with leading companies, world scale events and well-known design agencies including: Appetite, Banco CTT, Banco Economico, BBDO, CondéNast, CTT Correios de Portugal, Electronic Arts, Errea Communicacion, Erste Bank, ESPN, Expo 2020 Dubai, Fifa World Cup 2018 Russia (the Ducha typeface), Garcia Media, Gatorade, Gruner + Jahr, Hearst, Innovation, King Games, McCann-Erickson, Meredith, Palmer Watson, Pentagram, Sagres, Starbucks, The New York Times (the Nyre typeface), Vox Media and Wolff Olins.
DTP Types Limited
DTP Types Ltd was launched in 1989 by Malcolm Wooden (b. London, 1956) from Crawley, West Sussex, England. Wooden worked at Monotype for over 20 years just before that. Malcolm Wooden joined Dalton Maag early 2008 to work on font engineering and production. DTP Types does/did custom font work, and sells hundreds of retail fonts.
In the Headline Font Collection (50 fonts), we find reworked and extended designs (Apollo, New Bodoni (1996-2002), Camile, Engravers, and so forth), as well as fresh typefaces (Hellene handwriting, Finalia Condensed, Birac, Delargo Black, Delargo DT Rounded (comic book family), Dawn Calligraphy).
In the Elite Typeface Library, there are type 1 and truetype typefaces for Western and East-European languages. For example, Elisar DT (1996, see also Elisar DT Infant) is a humanist sans family made by Malcolm and Lisa Wooden. Fuller Sans DT (1996) is a grotesk family by Malcolm Wooden. Greek and Cyrillic included. Other typefaces: Garamond 96, Pen Tip (Tekton-like).
Fonts distributed by ITF and MyFonts.com: Berstrom DT, Beverley Sans DT (2007, comic book style face), Birac DT, Century Schoolbook DT, Convex DT, Delargo DTInformal, Delargo DT Infant, Engravers DT (1990), Finalia DT Condensed, Garamond DT, Garamond Nine Six DT, Goudy Old Style DT, Graphicus DT (1992, a 24-style geometric sans family), Kabel DTCondensed, Leiden DT, Macarena DT, Modus DT (2007), New Bodoni DT (1992), Newhouse DT (1992, a large neo-grotesque family), Office Script DT (1994, copperplate script), Pelham DT (1992), Pen Tip DT, Pen Tip DT Infant, Pretorian DT (a revival of an old Edwardian font by P.M. Shanks done by Ron Carpenter and Malcolm Wooden in 1992; for a free version, see Vivian by Dieter Steffman), Solaire DT, Triest DT, Vigor DT (2000---a slab serif family).
Discussion: Something I don't get is that Vecta DT (2006) is based on Vecta (2005, Wilton Foundry)---same name, same sans family, what gives? Duet DT (2006, a calligraphic script) is by Robbie de Villiers of Wilton, based on his own Duet (2004). MyFonts page. The typophiles reserve harsh judgment: I recognize these designs by their original names. Slightly manipulating Times Roman, Optima, Icone, Franklin Gothic, Sabon, Tekton, does not make them new or original. Many of the designs are identical to the originals they're derived from (Carl Crossgrove), The DTP Types outfit sells the usual rip-off fonts under new and old names (e.g. Century Schoolbook DT, Engravers DT, Goudy Old Style DT, Kabel DT, etc.) (Uli Stiehl).
In 2008, DTP announced a new newspaper and magazine text family, Arbesco DT (PDF), based on a 1980s photolettering family (see also here), and a simple 24-style architectural sans family called Sentico Sans DT (elliptical). They also published the marker family Pen Tip DT Lefty in 2008.
In 2009, the calligraphic Trissino DT was published: it was named after Gian Giorgio Trissino (1478-1550) the Italian Renaissance humanist, poet, dramatist, diplomat and grammarian who was the first to explicitly distinguish I and J as seperate letter sounds.
Earning Type Co
Indonesian designer Alam Syahril ran several studios, starting out as Earning Type Co in 2016. At this studio, he designed the connected calligraphic brushed typefaces Moonbringht (sic) (2016), Phobia Script (2016, upight and connected), Orlintia Script (2016), Mailinda Script (2016), Laluna Script (2016) and Breathers Script (2016). He also designed Thastsia Script (2016), Mallina Script (2016), Fajrina Script (2016), Titin Script (2016, a dry brush font), Lilypen Script (2016) and the calligraphic typefaces Profesi (2016) and Syirenata (2016), and Nether (2017).
Starting in 2017, now rebranded as Realtype Face and then Realtype, he published the brush script typefaces Willbelove (2017) and Sweet Cleverda (2017). In 2018, Alam Syahril published Chalofa (script), Ladies Day (dry brush SVG font), Falbench (SVG dry brush), Tanktop (SVG brush), That Lembuts (dry brush SVG font), Charming Mountain, Throug Brush (sic), Qindom Brush, Winter Heart Brush, Raselina (font duo), and Axelentia (natural brush font). [Google] [More] ⦿
Aceh, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1994) of these mostly script typefaces in 2018: Melloe, Speedes, Avisto, Melliana, Dara, Opera Brush, Epiq, Little Garden (floriated font), Ramoon, Patraovila (font duo), Estadia, Ecuador, Dellia Script, Mystery, Sintiya.
Bandung, Indonesia-based designer of these typefaces in 2017: Nine Tail, Meatballs (a layered signage script), Rohman, Roundfra (a modular typeface), the preppy handlettered typeface Mirinia, the brush font Hummer, the deco typeface Coet, the script typefaces Ghost (smooth and with high contrast), Ora et Labora, and Lisna, the hand-crafted Sild, the marker font Winkdeep, the brush script Oppy Sahra, and the art deco sans typeface Allorta.
Eduilson Wessler Coán
The late Father Edward Catich was a talented and productive calligrapher who has published several fine books on the making of Roman inscriptions. He researched the Trajan inscriptions on the Trajan column in Rome, and is known for his clear and classy calligraphic "Petrarch Script". [Google] [More] ⦿
American type designer, designer, writer, b. 1906 or 1915. For some time he was assistant art director at Monotype and art director at Intertype. He made several phototype typefaces. His typefaces include:
Ricardo Victor Rousselot is a calligrapher and type designer born in Argentina in 1936. He was trained in the sixties in Chicago in the studio Ficho&Corley Inc., which was led by a disciple of Frederic Goudy and Oswald Cooper, Carl Corley. After that, he returned to Buenos Aires, and in 1975, he settled permanently in Barcelona, where he teaches at the University of Barcelona.
He sells his fonts nowadays through his foundry, Edy Type. For example, in 2010, Edy Type launched the lively connected handwriting font Despeinada, which, Ricardo says, tries to find the middle between Mistral and Zapfino. Chevronne (2010, not my favorite) is based on mediaeval / gothic forms but tries to be contemporary. Drumbeat (2011) is a calligraphic script face, and Bambola (2011) is a curly signage script.
Sells handwriting-fonts designed to exactly replicate many educational handwriting styles. In particular, they have these:
In 2017 he published the calligraphic typeface Anther, the clean legible sans typeface family Syabil, which features a free weight, Syabil Book. Kecap (2017) is a creamy upright script. Musk (a modulated sans) and Musk Script (a signature font) followed at the end of 2017.
Typefaces from 2018: Urbax (a signage script), Anakoala (serif), Mulka (sans), Fexa (rounded hexagonal).
Judith Sutcliffe (Audubon, IA) is the Electric Typographer (est. 1986, Santa Barbara, CA). She has made absolutely exquisite highly original typefaces, which are sold by many foundries and vendors, including Will-Harris.
Her typefaces: Abelard (1988, mediaeval), LeonardoHand (Da Vinci's handwriting--greeeeaaaat), Lutahline (clean hand-printed family), ArabiaFelix, Petroglyph (nice dingbat series), AuntJudy, BlockParty, PetroglyphHawaii, ItalianAElectric, TaglienteInitials (another great calligraphic font), TommysType (letters on a clothesline), Kiilani, and Troubador (1988-1989, mediaeval) and Troubador Initials (1989). Atomic Type sells her fonts. Other fonts: Petroglyph Hawaii (1993), Daylilies, Greene, GreeneGreene, Insecta, Leaves, OldstyleChewed, Finfont, Flourish, Hawaii Set, Maskerade, Santa Barbara Electric (1989, a Lombardic / uncial face; + Barbara Svelte, + Barbara Plump), Schampel, Electric Stamps, Daly Hand, Kiilani, Mesopotamia (1992). Emodigi site. At Will-Harris House, we find these fonts by Judith Sutcliffe: Catastrophe, Tommy, Daly Hand and Daly Text (based on the casual calligraphy of Pacific Northwest artist George Daly), Finfont (fish), Daylilies, Leaves, Flourish (calligraphic family), Greene&Greene (architectral lettering), a Hawaiian set consisting of Kiilani, Hibiscus (alphadings), and RockArt dingbats, Insecta (dings), Oldstyle Chewed, Leonardo (neat handwriting of DaVinci simulated), Petroglyphs, Schampel (blackletter), Serpent, Maskerade (masks), Tagliente (nice old-fashioned lettering and caps).
Born in Ioshkar-oila in 1984, Elena Novoselova graduated from the Moscow State University of Printing Arts in 2006. She also teaches at the British Higher School of Art and Design in Moscow. From 2006 until 2011, she designed type and worked as a calligrapher at Art Lebedev Studio, where she made ALS Dereza (2010, a grotesk comic book style typeface for children's books), ALS Mezzo (2009, a flared sans), ALS Heino (2008, a decorative typeface with two styles that was inspired by a piece of lettering in an old magazine), ALS Klementina (2011, a calligraphic cursive typeface based on brush pen handwriting), ALS Bingsley (2012, a wonderful transitional text face), and ALS Mirta (2007), a mild slab serif family that is easy on the eye.
She designed NWT Bodoni (2016).
Illustrator in Brisbane, Australia. Creator of the grungy calligraphic typeface Anatomy (2012), which is a Queensland University of Technology Type Design Project.
Dutch type designer and lettering artist in Gouda (b. 1964, Rotterdam) who made DTLDorian (1994) at the Dutch Type Library. The calligraphic expertise of van Slingerland shines in this great text typeface family. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Lettering artist from New York. ATF sales manager and director of typeface design. He created the often-copied calligraphic Murray Hill (now available as Murray Hill EF) in 1956. Versions of Murray Hill are in different places, including most shareware archives. Commercial versions at SoftMaker (Melville Pro), ICG and Bitstream, for example.
Mac MGrew: Murray Hill and Murray Hill Bold were designed by Emil Klumpp for ATF about 1956. They are smart, free flowing, modern scripts, nearly vertical, and letters are not connected. Their refreshing informality has made them popular for advertising as well as for stationery and announcements, while their nearly complete lack of kerns has made them durable, practical, and easy to set. The name, incidentally, is said to have come from a New York telephone exchange, before the days of all-numeric dialing, serving an area of the same name in which many large advertising agencies were located.
He also made the informal script font Catalina (1955) as well as many photolettering typefaces. Catalina was digitized as Enamel Brush by Ray Larabie in 2009. His life and work are discussed in the link.
Emil Karl Bertell
Emily Lime Design
Emily Conners (Emily Lime Design, Greenville, SC) has a BS in Biology from the University of South Carolina. Based in Atlanta, GA, she specializes in capricious scripts. Her typefaces include:
MyFonts interview in June 2012, with this introductory paragraph: We've seen a few meteoric careers on MyFonts before, but the dazzling feats accomplished by the one-woman foundry called Emily Lime has left us seriously in awe. Based in Greenville, SC, this brand new font company managed to score one best-seller after another these past six months. The energetic Southern Belle in charge of the operation has made fonts in a range of styles, but capricious scripts are what she does best. Her peacefully named Bombshell Pro is at the top of our Hot New Fonts list as we speak. And while her alphabets are nonchalant and untamed, the underlying font technology is smart and nifty. Meet Emily Conners, a newcomer with a punch. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Plainville, Massachusetts-based Emily Spadoni (b. 1979), runs her own foundry, simply called Emily Spadoni. In 2014, she made these hand-printed typefaces: Drawing With Markers, Peanutbutter Smoothies (curly), What I Want For Christmas, Sweethearts Love Letters (curly script), Strawberry Whipped Cream, Silver Bellybutton Ring (cute curly script), Betty, Pink Ladies and Peanutbutter (a curly teatime script), Tall Tulips, Doodle Dings 1 Birds Cages.
Typefaces from 2015: Storybook, Fashionista Black, Sophia (brush script, free), Ke Aloha (Hawaiian vibe script), Fashionista (calligraphic connected script), Annabella Calligraphy Script (a great calligraphic curly wedding script typeface family), So Lovely, Velvet Berries (curly script), Butterfly Waltz Script (curly script), Secret Garden Script, Lettres Douces, Starstruck, Berrylicious, Portabello Script, Smoothie Shoppe (free), Sweet Peony, Margherite, Mirabella Script, Lilly Belle, Sweet Pea, Ballerina Script (curly script), Tippy Toes, Doodle Dings 2 Retro Flowers, Ralphie Brown (curly script), Because I Am Happy (hairline script), Give Me Some Sugar (a lovely boudoir-curly typeface), Dandelion Soup, Noteworthy (a connected signature script), Gardenia (+flower ornaments), Country Chic, Clementine, Daydreamer, Tickled Pink (very curly), Sugar Plums Script, Abigail Brush, Hello Sunshine Script, Ink Blossoms Script, Carried Away, and Beautiful Day.
Typefaces from 2016: Lemons Mangos Sunshine (a swashy feature-laden script), Smoothie Shoppe (free), Romantic Script, Clementine Script.
Typefaces from 2017: Dandelion Soup, Peony Blooms.
Turkish graphic and type designer, and calligrapher of both Latin and Arabic. He lived from 1913 until 1987. His calligraphy has led to some fine alphabets, including a blackletter and a flared Basque alphabet. Picture.
Denpasar, Bali-based designer of the connected script typefaces San Joaquin (2018), Lightober (2018), Lakeland (brush font), Winterskol (2018: formal calligraphy), Lofinight (2018), Faithless (2018: font duo), Anaheim Script (2018: free), Neira (2018) and Senja (2018), and the hand-crafted typefaces Windasa (2018), Sarada (2018, a slab serif), Inku (2018, a slab serif) and Shinigami (2018: a haunting brush font). He also designed the blackletter typeface Fullerton (2018), the font duo Ourense (2018) and the flared terminal typeface Queenstown (2018).
French calligraphy blog. It has some nice examples of 14th through 16th century writing.
On-line course notes by Andrew Zurcher based on Martin Billingsley's The pens excellencie or the secretaries delighte (1818). In particular he categorizes hands as follows (table borrowed from his pages):
ErlerSkibbeTönsmann is an agency for corporate, editorial and typeface design in Hamburg, Germany. Its main type designer is Henning Hartmut Skibbe, a German communications designer located in Potsdam and/or or Hamburg, b. 1979. He studied graphic design at the University of Applied Science Potsdam and was a typeface design student of Luc(as) de Groot. Skibbe's typefaces:
Indonesian graphic designer and calligrapher. Codesigner with Dexsar Harry Anugrah Dexsar (Majestype) of Bandung (2014, a flowing connected brush script typeface) and Kayto Script (2017). Creative Market link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Outfit known for its formal script fonts (which all have "ES" in their names). A list of their typefaces: CenturionES (1998), CynthiaScriptES (1998), GrandPrixES (1998), Perplexity (2001), Augusta ES (1998), BeautifulCapsESSwashCapitals (1998), BeautifulES (1999), Cancellaresca-ES (1998), Helena Script-ES (1998), La-Jolla-ES (1998), Olde-European-ES (1998), Original-Script-ES (1998), Sorrento-Script-ES (1998), Splendid-ES (1998), Ville-de-Geneve-ES (1998), Wedding-Bliss-ES (1998), York-Script-ES (1998, calligraphic), Young-Love-ES (1998), Zenith-Script-ES (1998). Most (all?) of these are plain copies of other scripts: Augusta ES is Augusta Cancelaresca Schnurkl (1998, by Julius De Goede), Perplexity is Perpetua, Olde European is OPTI Venetian Script, Original Script is OPTI Original Script, Beautiful ES is Bickham Script, Sorrento Script is Agfa's Florentine AT Script, Ville de Geneve is AT Old Fashion Script (1992, Miles Inc), Wedding Bliss is Aristocrat LET Plain (1994, Letraset), York Script is Yorkshire (1990, Brendel Informatik), Young Love is Young Baroque LET Plain (1990), Zenith Script is Zither Script (1999, FontShop), and so forth. [Google] [More] ⦿
Felipe Calderón Arteaga is a graduate of the Academy of Professional Drawing in Cali, Colombia, who runs Calderon Design and Calderon Estudio Type Foundry. As an illustrator, calligrapher and graphic designer based in Cali, he won an award in the display type category at Tipos Latinos 2012 for Letrista Script (a signage script).
Typefaces from 2016: Pistacho (a hand-crafted font family for coffee shops), Ruth Script (a retro brush style signage script family influenced by signs in bars, billiard halls, motels and night clubs).
Typefaces from 2018: Bordonaro Script, Bordonaro Spur (influenced by old beer labels and includes some serifs based on Frederic W. Goudy's Copperplate), Bordonaro Script Rounded, Bordonaro Spur Rounded, Fregata Sans (a playful solid and inline sans) and Fregata Script Inline (a rope font).
Typefaces from 2019: Sussan (2019), a handlettered typeface family (Sussan Extras by Jhony Velasco).
Institute in Benalmadena, Spain (was: Santa Severa), where one can take 4-week courses at 1450 Euros a shot on the Etruscan alphabet, Trajan, Cuadrata and Rustic Roman Capital letters, and related subjects. They also organize lettering tours in Italy and guided tours in various musea. The teachers are Alberto Di Santo (Professor of the visual communication, Tor Vergata University, Rome; Professor of Graphic Design, Istituto Europeo di design, Rome; Professor of editorial design, La Sapienza University, Rome; Professor of Typography, C.F.P. Sinalunga, Siena) and Olcar Alcaide (b. 1952, Argentina, Professor of Graphic and Typography Design, University of Buenos Aires; Professor of Typography, University of Lanús, and Professor of Graphic Design, Marbella Design School, Spain). Type link jump page.
Eurotypo is also the foundry of Olcar Alcaide.
Typefaces from 2011 include Lila pro, Atenea (a humanist sans family), Agerola Script (a fat flowing signage face), Teja (signage face), Zalea (yet another signage face), and Nabu Pro (a connected signage script). Equalis (2011M, with Juan Lavalle) is a monoline slab typeface with a huge x-height and wide open counters. It was followed by Equalis Stencil (2011). Ravel (2011) is a fat signage script face. Atenea Egyptian (2011) is a solid slab serif family. Berta (2011) is a signage brush typeface with connected and unconnected versions. Optic Art (2011) is an ornamental typeface with building blocks that can be used for overlays. Creator of Eurotypo Bodoni Bold (2011).
Typefaces from 2012: Cubus (dingbats), Saxo Deco (art deco), Moliere (2012, an elegant didone family with outspoken ball terminals), Melon Script (a fat curvy signage script family), Riky (comic book family), Chipa (a signage and package design script), Heket (an expressive curly script), Lenga (a slab serif typeface family), Mikal (brush script). Duktus is a 1940s style script in the style of Donatello (1935, Wagner & Schmidt), Troubadour (1927, Wagner & Schmidt), Liberty Script (1927, Willard T. Sniffin), Trafton Script (1933, Howard Allen Trafton), and Coronet (1937, R.H. Middleton).
Typefaces from 2013: Dignus (influenced by Bank Gothic and Eurostile), Bague (old Dutch style with little contrast, in the style of Jan Van Krimpen), Lugo (a heavy signage or advertising script), Brittes (copperplate script), Talis (contrast-rich sans family), Fiesole (display family with an awkward back-curled lower case d), C Duflos (after a bâtarde coulée by Claude Duflos, a French engraver who was acitve around 1690).
Typefaces from 2014: Talks (creamy signage script), Fiume (calligraphic script), Predy, Daevon (copperplate script), Beily (letterpress style), Ritts (a heavy script-like display family), Ritts Cursive (in the style of the brush signage scripts descending from Robert E. Smith's Brush Script for ATF in 1942).
Typefaces from 2016: Duero (signage script), Turia (calligraphic script), RRollie (a lapidary typeface based on the roman inscriptions), Valentia Nit (a copperplate typeface enriched with swashes and extensions).
Typefaces from 2018: Fortezza (a stiifened didone), Portoluce, Hotdogger (a cursive brush font family), Hotdogger Extras (dingbats), , Favarotta, Vikive (a grotesque family), Aretino (a renaissance text typeface), Mirabella, Lectio.
Typefaces from 2019: Sgraffio (copperplate script).
Eva Barabasne Olasz
Evas Unique Fonts
Aka Eva Barabas, and as Digital Studio. Ireland-based designer of Zenfyrkalt (2015, decorative textured caps), Papyrus EBO (2015), and Cirkus (2015, curly font).
In 2016, she designed Kristaly (connected script), Rubican (connected script), FlypFlop (thin connected script), Dingfleur (floral dingbats), Dingsprinkle (ornaments), Lacy (textured), Coalpen, Digi Stamps One (flowery ornaments), the textured typefaces Leaffy (decorative caps) and Hyppolit, the ornamental typeface Zending, Karykas, the curly script Pyktor, Symca, Dood Leafs, Pypats, the textured typeface Zensyrom, Doodlowers, Doodletters, Woodys, the stylish display typeface Lynzer, the curvy Roucorns, the sans typeface Dyane, the pendant typeface Proxanys, the display typeface Chowes, the bubble-themed Amydor, the textured typefaces Sanzen and Bubbles, the sketched typeface Stone Story, the hand-crafted Clarissa, Cally Script and Sanlabello, the mask dingbat font MaskbyEBO, the curly decorative all caps typefaces Zsylett and Zsynor, Rythmus and Popcorn.
Typefaces from 2017: Maudlyn (script), Hakyt (script), Atyla (script), Welga, Bynda (script), Kylets (script), Martyn (script), Balton (hand-crafted), Zengo (ornamental caps), Chyga (Victorian, curly), Geryta, Leafyction, Edyra (textured caps), Simpla (textured caps), Digidon (textured caps), Trefay (calligraphic script), Fonix (textured caps), Haloven (Halloween font), Sylabus, Icing Cookies, Clarissa, Floryan (floriated caps), Flory Anna, Nebulo, Storyteller (floriated didone), Mandings, Zenyth, Beadwork, Eszty (calligraphic), Divat, Kahir (exquisite decorative caps), Zen3, Moaren (sketched), Moare (fingerprint texture), Stone Story (textured), Stampy, Wyllam, Dyane (sans), Manuell (a heavy display didone), Labrint (textured), Zenone (textured decorative initial caps), Zensyrom (textured caps), Chamylle, Marmelad, Filigran (a textured didone), Chamylle (leafy font), Balloony (comic book style), Bemydor (textured caps), Eggshell Mosaic (textured caps), Portabell (textured caps), Stampy Light (outlined shadow typeface), Tendrils (textured caps), Retrograph (textured caps), Digizen (textured all caps typeface).
Typefaces from 2018: Lamor (heart-themed textured caps), Zentyp (decorative textured initials), Square Frames, Seamless Patterns, Tiptak, Adetar, Seryfan, Blysher, Katalyn, Agrifan, Bokretan, Hebydia (calligraphic), Westyler (script), Pepitas, Sthencyl (script), Bykars (curly), Hegran (Victorian, with curls), Monogram Framer, Grafyk, Orhydea (upright script), Denka (textured caps), Dathyn, Agrish, Olyber, Sayes Script, Layers (with snowy TV screen texture), Dafodyl, Rubynt, Ofaly, Gudlak, Natyl, Vytorla Mix (curly script), Gaby, Kiraly, Meybi (heart script), Sofye, Emryt, Vytorla, Sybelia, Alyfe, Bigdey, Amagh.
Based in Vladivostok, calligrapher Evgeny Tkhorzhevsky (Robot Smith, or ET Lettering Studio) created Braxton (2013, a brush script published by Fontfabric---one style is free), and Construct (2012, a constructivist experiment with geometric solids).
In 2014, he created the semi-connected vintage signage script (or marker script) typeface Suzee FY (Fontyou), the creamy script Kumiz FY (with Gia Tran, Fontyou), which is a renamed version of Maio FY (with Gia Tran, at FontYou).
In 2016, together with FontFabric, he designed the great free rough-edged script typeface Resphekt (Latin/Cyrillic).
Another alias is Robot Smith.
Russian designer of the elegant Latin / Cyrillic script typefaces Elza (2012, a revamping of Elzevir), and Cheldon (2010) and of a cyrillized version of Walbaum. Zotov lives in Krasnoyarsk. In 2014, he designed the signage / packaging font Label Food.
Experiment, The Twentieth International Conference, a calligraphic event, was held at Sonoma State University, July 29-August 5, 2000. Check the outlines of the talks, and sample some of the calligraphic beauties. [Google] [More] ⦿
Ravensburg, Germany-based designer of the vintage poster typeface Bearmountain (2016), the formal calligraphic script typeface Marlow Script (2016), and the hand-crafted Lakewood (2016).
Typefaces from 2017: Colorful Cleo (a hand-stamped color font), Stamped Stanley, Sunderland (monoline script), Old Brighton Typewriter, Declarity (eroded), Change The Channel (grungy), Southwell (monoline script). Creative Market link. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Fabrika de typos
Fabrika de typos is a Brazilian fondry run by Marcio Hirosse (b. 1969) in Sao Paulo. He made Destroyer (2007, splatter grunge), Helena (2007), Boogaloo (2006), Casual (2006), Expedito (2006), Impresso (2006), Club (2006), Qualque Coisa (2006), Pig (2006), Boogaloo, Casual, Error (2006), Sherley XXX (2006), Thailandesa (2006, Thai simulation face), Expedito, Impresso, Club (2006, stencil), Ferrugem (2006, grunge), Qualque Coisa (2006), Saco de Pao (2006, grunge), Clean (2006, experimental), Poesie Noire (2006, a great multiline calligraphic face), Fuck You Las Vegas (2005), Serial Killer (2004, bloodied Arial), Tragedia (2004), Font Macabra (2004), Font Abuso (grunge), Font Cartaz (2004, stencil face), and Font Mexicana. He created Ballom (psychedelic), Anarchy, Macabra, Cartaz, Crash, Tragedia, Abuso, Estragou de novo (1999), Sucata Special, Brother Bear, Floppy Disk, Punk Dingbats (2004-2005, destructionist typefaces), Swiss AntiNormal (2005), Jooy (2007, grunge), Deusdeti (2007, double script), Deux ex Machina (2007, blackletter-inspired), Comunista (2007, constructivist), BONDAGE-DEMO-VERSION (2007), CASULO-DEMO (2007), D-E-S-T-R-O-Y-E-R-D-E-M-O-V-E-R-S-I-O-N (2007), GARTEN-VON-DORNEN-BLACK---DEMO-VERSION (2007), GARTEN-VON-DORNEN-DEMO-VERSION (2007), Load (2007, grunge), LYSSA-DEMO-VERSION (2007), MUMIA-DEMO-VERSION (2007), OFF-SET---DEMO-VERSION (2007, grunge), Pig (2006, rough stencil typeface), PLEASURES-DEMO-VERSION (2007), Querencia-Army-DEMO-VERSION (2007), TETARIA (2007), FDT Sodomy (2008, blackletter), FDT Carreto (2008), all freely downloadable.
In 2017, he created the colored Memphis-style typeface Denoise.
Commercial typefaces: Circus de Terror, Rapariga (curly), Indiana, Hard Core, Iemanjai, Disorder, Joy, Deusdeti, Deux ex Machina, Comunista, Destroyer, Off Set, Pleasures Poesie Noire, Helena, Base, Clean, Casulo, Serial killer.
In 2015, he made FDT Wonderland.
fabulous farookhian free fonts
Three beautiful free handwriting fonts by Farookh Bulzara: the gorgeous handwriting font Panzer, as well as Kwikfont and AssBackwards. He also co-designed Ammonia with Chank Diesel in 1996. His site went pornographic some time in 2001, so I am linking back to Chank's place, which offers Panzer (free). [Google] [More] ⦿
Fade Line (was: Director Fonts)
Aka Director Fonts and Fade Line. Banda Aceh, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1993) of the calligraphic typefaces Khinta Script (2019), Chellaras Script (2017), Lemonsalt Sweet Script (2018), Meetha Script (2018), Rosetica (2017), Berlinsa (2017), Whitedove (2017), Naishila (2017), Parlinttons Script (2017), Menttion Script (2017) and Romantis (2017), the script typefaces Yolan (2017) and Hardwired (2017), and the vernacular typeface Mellow (2017).