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The Canadian type scene

[Cartoon by Terry Mosher]


10four design
[Matt Heximer]

10four design group was founded in 2002 by Sue Lepard and Matt Heximer in Vancouver. Matt Heximer and Sue both graduated from The Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in 1994. Matt has held senior design and freelance positions in several Vancouver design firms.

Designer of ElDiabloRegular, TechnoOrganic (1996), Swashbuckler-Script (1996), BitchinCamero (1996) at Garagefonts. He also created Halqemeylem Serif (1997) for the Stolo Nation, based on Majoor's Scala. The fonts at 10four design include Adanac (free, clean sans), Bitchin' Camaro (scratchy writing font), Devicq (based on the handwriting of actress Paula Devicq), Downsize, El Diablo (gothic), Lonely Cowboy, Lonely Cowpoke (2010), Mia Pets (dingbats), Swashbuckler, Techno Organic.

In 2007, Matt published the free icon typeface Adanac that contains 62 Canadiana symbols.

In 2014, Heximer created Sonovovitch, a unicase display typeface inspired by the Russian Constructivist movement and Soviet Cold War era propaganda. Although a faux Russian font, Sonovovitch has language support for the true Cyrillic alphabet.

In 2016, Matt published the angular Preissig-style Millwright and explains that it is inspired by spunky DIY attitude and Industrial era hardware---an exercise in rendering glyphs with a rudimentary, hand-cut flavour. Behance link. FontShop link. Creative Market link. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

27 TTC Fonts

Nick Shinn ran an interesting project in his 2009 class at Humber College in Toronto. In the 1950s, Toronto built a subway system [which is run by the TTC, the Toronto Transit Commission], with comprehensively modernist architecture. As part of the program, a geometric, all-caps typeface was designed (anonymously), for use in signage [read Joe Clark's article about the type and its history]. Nick Shinn's course began with digitizing the original drawings, to introduce the technicalities of font production in FontLab, and then proceeded with students producing their own designs for a matching lower case. The 27 students each produced a typeface. The results are here: Alex Plociennik, Andrea Luis, Andrew Clanahan, Andrew Hodge, Chris Bacchus, Cornelius Quiring, Craig Steffan, Daniel Marcus, Dan Mitchell, Danny Wu, Darren Ray, David Spindler, Gurchan Birdi, Jackie Saik, Joe Beausoleil, Katie Short, Mag Ciemiega, Michael Cirillo, Michael Lao, Michael Neto, Nick Seeger, Nik Firka, Orlena Chan, Piotr Dymura, Scott Krysa, Tiffany Delve, Todd Haskins. [Google] [More]  ⦿

350 Designs

A list of links to good free clean legible fonts collected by someone in Edmonton. Well, with a few exceptions like Linotype's Helvetica Neue... Here is that list: Ambrosia Anivers, Asenine, Aurulent Sans, Babel Sans, Bastardus Sans, Bebas, Bitstream Vera Mono, Blue Highway, BPReplay, Cicle, Decker, Diavlo, District Thin, Dustismo, Engel Light, Enigmatic, Eurofurence, Eurofurence Light, Existence Light, Fertigo Pro, Florence Sans, Folks, Forgotten Futurist, FranKleinBook, Futura Light, Geosans Light, Gill Sans, Gnuolance, Graublau Web, Grutch Grotesk, Helvetica Neue Light, Helvetica Neue UltraLight, Howie's Funhouse, Josef Pro Light, Lacuna, Lane Narrow, London Between, Mammagamma, Mandinga, Mank Sans, Mean 26 Sans, M+ Light, Museo Sans, Myndraine, Myriad Pro, Myriad Pro Condensed, National First, Nevis, Nuvo OT, Pakenham, Perspective Sans, Petita Light, Phoenix Sans, Print Clearly, Puritan, Qlassiuk Medium, Sansumi, Santana, Schul Vokal, Secret Code, SF New Republic, SF Old Republic, Soul Papa, Steelfish (see also here), Steiner, Stentinga, Street, Tall Films, Tradition Sans, Trebuchet, Walkway, Weezer, Y2K Neophyte. [Google] [More]  ⦿

3rd Wheel Creative Studio
[Julian Brown]

Canadian branding and graphic design studio run by Julian Brown. Julian created the free typefaces Feedback Quiet (2006) and Feedback Loud (2006). Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

76type (was: electric type foundry)
[Steve Michael Palmer]

Free original fonts by Steve Palmer from Carleton University in Ottawa: Printer, Fabulous, Licorice, Electric Toaster, SaneSerif, Digitol and Crackpot. All in Windows TrueType format. Electric Type Foundry. Fontspace link. Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

A Case For Type Design Education
[Patrick Griffin]

An article by Patrick Griffin in Applied Arts Mag, 2010. Patrick makes the point that type design should be taken seriously as a subject. [Google] [More]  ⦿

A critique of existing typefaces for HDTV (EIA-708) captioning
[Joe Clark]

Joe Clark (Toronto) takes all the fonts proposed by Agfa/Monotype, Ascender and Bitstream for HDTV screen captioning apart. [Google] [More]  ⦿

A manual for mathematical PostScript

Fantastic collection of code and tutorials by a mathematician (Bill Casselman) for mathematicians. A must visit! [Google] [More]  ⦿

A Primer on Bezier Curves

A Primer on Bezier Curves is an on-line book on Bezier curves by Pomax (Vancouver Island, Canada). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aaron D. Chand

Aka Memesbruh03. Canadian designer (b. 2003) in 2016 of the bitmap typefaces Gamer, Tairo, Blocktopia, 3DVenture, Monobit, AerxFont, ManualPrint, Codina, Codi, Revolute, Janyk, Miamiwriting, Reduction. Typefaces from 2017 include 000webfont (pixel font), Instructions (pixel font), Savior and SkateC (a pixel font). In 2018, he made 2A03, Galactic, Classic, Bit Cell, Average Symbol, 3x5, Heytext, Light, Superstar, Manual Display, Neato, Cutouts, Hometown3, Smalle, Cube Cavern, NDS Bios (pixel), Pixelface, Aerx Tablets (pixel font). Typefaces from 2019: Fewriter, Exin, Pocet, Bub, Euxoi. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aaron Scott Russell

Calgary-based design and illustration student who is working on Q-Bert or Aaron's 3d face (2004), an awesome graffiti face. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aaron Tansil

Designer of the thin unicase sans typeface Ardency (2013) [during his studies at George Brown College in Toronto]. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aaron Thadathil

Pickering, Ontario-based designer of the floral caps typeface Acid Trip (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Abdulah Besirevic

Graphic designer in Red Deer, Alberta, who created the vintage typeface Mount Pleasant in 2013. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Abi Huynh

Graduate from the Emily Carr Institute (Vancouver) and the KABK in Den Haag in the Type and Media program (2009). Originally from Lethbridge, Alberta, Abi designed a modular type generator. At KABK, he created Arietta, a small family consisting of a simply constructed transitional roman and a bold roman, as well as multiple italic companions. He works as a graphic designer at Commercial Type in New York City. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Abstract Fonts
[Alex Chumak]

Growing 13000+ font archive maintained by Alex Chumak from Mississauga, ON. Chumak himself designed these fonts: AF Pepsi, AF Champion, AF Tommy Hilfiger. List of designers. New fonts.

Fontspace link. Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

ACIS Consulting

Creators and vendors of an Ethiopic text family, HahuLite: "HahuLite is a program that runs on an IBM PC (or compatibles) that has Windows 95. This program enables you to write in Tigrigna and other languages that use the Geez alphabet, directly from your PC keyboard without any changes or additions to your existing Windows programs!" ACIS Consulting is based in Toronto. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ackadia Fonts
[Paul Ackerley]

Fonts made by Paul Ackerley include Ackadia (1999, 3D simulation font). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Acufonts (or: George's Music)

Pages no longer found. Signature/logo font service (70 USD per font). Download a free Halloween font and some free music fonts (George's Music): bagpipe, tin whistle, tablature. Based in Prince George, British Columbia. The fonts Recorder and Whistle can be found here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Adam Peekay Hilborn

Toronto-based designer who runs Peekay Art Department, which serves as a multi-disciplinary studio which focuses on art direction, illustration and graphic design. Behance link. Creator of the slabby Western poster typeface Fontaine (2011) and the grotesque black caps typeface TTC (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Adrian Michael Kleinbergen

Canadian designer of the bold avant garde typeface Sage Heavy (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Adrian W. Ho

Vancouver, BC-based designer of the modular typeface Paprika (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Free Hindi truetype fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Canadian nature photographer, who made Picassa Dance (2009), an abstract face. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aioku Fonts (was: Kung-Fu fonts, or: Superfunk.com)
[Mike Lecky]

Free fonts for PC and Mac made by Mike Lecky from Charlottetown, PEI, Canada. Mike Lecky's (mostly grunge) fonts: ATeam, Brad (glaz krak face), Bruce, BuddySystem, Class_of_74 (pixel font), Desi, DickSoup, EverCrash (extra thin LED font), Font, Funboy, Fruitsalad (pixel face), Jobats, Leck, Jet_Plane, Kevin Seconds, Losers, Mike_s_BigDay, Misfit, Rusty, WatchBreaker, Mark, Decline of the Western Civilization, Roadkill, x5, Brody (geometric font by Guilherme Capile!), Mark (grunge), Lou (handwriting), Kevin (handwriting).

Another URL.

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

AiPaiNunavik Font
[Ray Taylor]

Ray Taylor (Acorda Design Integration Inc) created a new Inuktitut font specifically for the Nunavik region of Northern Québec: AiPaiNunavik (2001) represents a return to the traditional way of writing the AI-PAI-TAI column of syllables. Fully-compatible Macintosh and Windows TrueType fonts in regular, italic, bold and bold-italic are available. The fonts contain the full Eastern Arctic syllabary (Nunavut and Nunavik). A version that is fully Unicode 3.0 compatible is available too. There are also AiPaiNutaaq (Unicode 3.0, full eastern arctic syllabary and Greenlandic), AiPaiNuna (a.k.a. AiPaiNunavik 2.0, all of the improvements to AiPaiNutaaq with AiPaiNunavik 8 bit encoding) and AiNunavik (1995, Ray Taylor), a font based on an original design of F. Firard and S. Putulik. The site also carries plenty of utilities for these languages. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Al Eliott

Canadian type designer from Toronto 1922-1978, active in the phototype era between 1950 and 1985, who made these typefaces:

  • The formal script typeface Balladeer (Headliners, 1975). This typeface was revived by Fontshop as Ballantines Script, by Profonts as Balladeer (2009), by SoftMaker as Ballantines Serial (2010), by Elsner and Flake as Ballantines Script (1974---this date puzzles me...), by Ralph M. Unger as Carla Pro (2013), by Castcraft as OPTI Dianna Script Agency, and by Dan X. Solo as Dianna.
  • The psychedelic Charade. Charade was digitized by URW++ as Charade (2009). Some phototype catalogs show it as Gaston.
  • The proprietary Post Office Cartier (late 1970s). Based on Carl Dair's Cartier.

The Baskerville Canada word mark in Canada's logo was lettered by Al Eliott. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alan J. Thatcher

Student at OCAD University, who created Matchstick (2012). Alan is based in Toronto. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alanah Dowling

Canadian designer of Paper Clip (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alanna Munro

Graduate of the Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver, class of 2013. During her final year in the communication design program at Emily Carr, Alanna Munro created the dot matrix typeface Pig (2012).

In 2016, at Lost Type, she designed the 8-weight sans typeface family Tofino, which is advertized as a West Coast Swiss. I hope that the name will stick, but surely, Greg Nicholls (designer of an earlier typeface called Tofino) and the foundry Tofino Type in Kelowna, BC, can't be too thrilled.

Designer of the stencil typeface Sahlia (2020).

Designer of the calligraphic typeface Avona (2020) and the text typeface Avona Serif (2021): The Avona family of fonts are inspired by fantasy games and calligraphy. Avona Serif is intended for flavourful user interfaces. Avona Serif draws inspiration from Carolingian letter forms and aims to captured the calligraphic round, wide structure.

Typefaces from 2021: Formulate (a rounded sans typeface family that inludes dotted outlines for youngsters learning to write).

Cargocollective link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Albi Baraku

During his studies in Toronto, Albi Baraku designed the constructivist typeface Baeier (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aleksey Lisovsky

Ottawa-based student who is working on the curly display typeface Waterworld (2006) and the serifed display typeface Eskela (2006). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aleksina Teto

Kelowna, BC-based designer of the brush typeface Wanderer (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alena Skarina

Designer in Toronto (b. 1986, Siberia) who has some nice botanical illustrations in her Erobotanica (2012), including some called Nepeta Lactone.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alex Blechta

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Alex Chumak
[Abstract Fonts]

[More]  ⦿

Alex Colville

Famous Canadian painter, 1920-2013. Official site.

In 2017, Patrick Griffin (Canada Type) published a collection of all caps sans typefaces called Colville. He explains: The Colville fonts began their existence in 2015 as a project-specific typeface, made to be used on a custom-made headstone commemorating Canadian artist Alex Colville (1920-2013) and his wife Rhoda Wright. For that purpose, some initial shapes were modelled after letters Colville himself had used on a Governor General gold medal he designed in the mid-1970s. From there started a year-long project that culminated in a set of four comprehensive fonts ranging in weight from Light to Bold, each containing over 750 glyphs to cover Pan European language support, stylistic alternates, five sets of figures, automatic fractions, and some ornaments rooted in Alex Colville's art. These fonts exhibit a strong art deco aesthetic that has always been a favourite of architects, metal casters, and sign makers. This is a very humanist geometry alternating from the precisely calculated to the curvy and lithe, subtle contrast, flat stroke stops, and airy proportions that make for a counterspace built for accommodation and comfort. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alex Klages

Winkler, Manitoba-based designer who is working on Furtive (2007). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alex Nelson

In 2015, Alex Nelson (Vancouver, BC) and Ross Milne drew Birds, a custom monospaced typeface created for Vancouver's café, The Birds & The Beets. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexander Hosking

Canadian art student (b. 1988) who lives in Mississauga. As "Crimson Designs", he made the handwriting font Alexander Hosking Handwriting (2008). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexander Trosok

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Alexandra Hawthorne

During her studies at York University and Sheridan College in Toronto, Hamilton-based Alexandra Hawthorne designed the multilined typeface Maze (2017). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alicja Pona

Graphic designer and illustrator in Toronto who created the straight-line typeface Vamp in 2018. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alien Typefaces
[Nicholas Fabian]

Six futuristic typefaces by Canadian Nicholas Fabian, yours if you can decode his encrypted messages. Try them out! One is called FModernMedium (avant-garde style, 1993). Fabian died in April 2006. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Alina Statsenko

Toronto-based designer of the decorative floral caps typeface Botanic (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alison Rachuk

Graphic designer in Toronto. In 2013, she created the transitional text typeface Chalice (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Allen Dempsey

Vancouver-based creator of Allens Mess (2012, hand-printed). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Allen Zuk

Canadian graphic designer Allen Zuk designed these typefaces: Swing (was freely downloadable), Beat, the Kooky family (since 2004 a Bitstream font), Creep, Shadow, Krumple, Arson, Skritch, Schroder. Zuk used to run web pages/outfits called trashtype fonts and Financial Peril. These have disappeared. Home page (his original font pages are gone). Zuk used to work in Edmonton. In 2000, he moved to the UK where he worked as a freelance designer and copywriter until 2004. He currently lives in Toronto. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Alley Kurgan

Toronto (and before that, Vancouver), Canada-based designer and photographer who created a few typefaces ca. 2015 such as the dot matrix Moonsafari and Belozoid, a contemporary sans-serif typeface designed for branding, signage, and editorial use. Dribble link. You Work For Them Link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Allie Carson

Toronto, Ontario-based designer of a graffiti font in 2017. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alphabet Design
[Boris Mahovac]

Boris Mahovac is a great Croatian designer. He founded Alphabet Design in Oakville, Ontario. One of his famous fonts is the kitchen tile typeface Kalendar (1995).

Other creations: Pixelina, Borek, Duckling, Fat Trace, Kloi (now Kloi BT (2004)), Tabita BT (2005, an informal font), and the great patterns of the Symbols font, JechoTecho.

From the web site: He started working with digital fonts back in the days of bitmap fonts, sometime in 1988. At that time the studio operated in Zagreb, (former) Yugoslavia, which later became the capital of independent Croatia, under the name PixelPrint. The name changed to Abeceda Dizajn in 1992 while establishing itself as a successful typographic studio that specialized in font localization and type consulting. Abeceda Dizajn studio was the official distributor and manufacturer for Bitstream Inc. for Croatia and Slovenia from 1995 until 1997, when it relocated to Canada. Today, Alphabet Design is again a Bitstream re-seller.

In 2005, Bitstream published Kloi, Borhand Tabitha, Duckling, as well as JechoTecho1 (the latter typeface was made by Evzen Jecho). Alphabet Design is donating all its proceeds of January 2005 to tsunami aid. In 2005, cartoonist Branimir Zlamalik created Smiles (dingbats) and Ulixa (comic book family). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Alvin Kwan

Graduate of Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver. Creator of the free information design typeface Fabrica (2011, Practice Foundry). He wanted to make Fabrica into the most legible typeface for mobile screens.

His Rytm typeface (2011, renamed Theatre I think) is an experiment: Rytm was built based on the height and width, letter spacing and kerning of Helvetica. Yes indeed, each Helvetica glyph was replaced by a correctly sized black rectangle.

Behance link. Fontspace link. Klingspor link. Abstract Fonts link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alyssa Abram

Vancouver-based designer of the pixel font Bitmap (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alyssa Pisani

Welland, Ontario-based designer of Affinities Script (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Amanda Clarke

During her art direction studies in Mississauga, Ontario, Amanda Clarke designed Zagged (2013), a script typeface. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Amanda Furukawa

Toronto-based designer of a remixed typeface in 2013 based on Accent Normal, Before the Rain, and Footlight MT Light. The (partial?) typeface is called This Modern Love. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Amanda Kremser

Kelowna, BC-based designer of the color bitmap fonts Liquid Mojito, Liquid Galaxy and Liquid Sunset (2017). Creative Market link. Creative Market link for Character Market. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Amanda McCutcheon

As a student at Humber College in Toronto, Amanda McCutcheon designed the decorative caps typeface Mythological Creatures (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Amber Pan

During her studies in Vancouver, Canada, Amber Pan designed the pixel typeface Dreams (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Amir Chabok

Toronto-based designer of the semi-slab serif typeface Slabok (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Amit Jakhu

During his design studies at Humber College in Toronto, Amit Jakhu designed the free hand-drawn typeface Quirky Nots (2013) and the free icon set Dripicons (2013).

Behance link. Designer Fuel link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Amy Bradley

Amy Bradley (b. 1984) lives in Sudbury, Ontario. At Devian Tart, she designed the scribbly handwriting font Jagged Thoughts (2001). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Amy Brown

During her studies in Ottawa, Amy Brown designed Equae Deco (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Amy Meyer

During her studies in Vancouver, Amy Meyer created the hipster typeface Sidestrike (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Amy-Marie Reynolds

Toronto-based designer of the free techno typeface Reactive (2013). Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anabel Leva

Graphic designer in Toronto, who created the teardrop terminal typeface Circle Sans (2013). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anas Ashraf

Mississauga, Ontario-based designer of the rounded sans typeface Jelly Bean (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andi Bordt

During his studies in Ottawa, andi Bordt drew a great typographic poster for Ilford (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrea Borbély

Graphic designer and illustrator in Waterloo, Canada. Creator of Dress My Hair (2012, an ornamental alphabet for hairdressers) and Block Cut (2012, a modular octagonal typeface). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrea Poon

Toronto-based designer of the 3d typeface Lucent (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrea Rodriguez

Or Andrea Cataro. A graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design, Andrea Rodriguez lived and worked in Toronto. During a summer course called Type@Paris (2015), Andrea Rodriguez designed the elegant didone typeface Luz. In 2017, she was a student at ESAD Penninghen in Paris.

Linkedin link. Behance link [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrea Thiele

Mississauga, Ontario-based designer of Milkbag (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

André Design (or: AAID)
[Andrew Farrell]

AAID stands for Andre & Associates Interpretation & Design. Type foundry in Victoria, BC. André Drafting (2012) is based on the hand-drafting lettering of senior designer Andrew Farrell. It can be used in CAD drawings, concept sketches and more. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Andrew Cooper

During his studies in Toronto, Andrew Cooper created the Robotech typeface (2013). In 2015, he created the multi-colored Toy Alphabet. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrew Dick

Andrew Dick was born in 1983 in Victoria, B.C. Canada, and is a selftaught artist who currently lives in Fukui, Japan. He is inspired by DADA, surrealism, the Cobra movement and naive art. He uses colored crayons and pens, paint, black ink, stamps, collages etc for his simple shapes, lines and new interpretations of old masters. His oeuvre includes several interesting sets of cats and critters done in 2007. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrew Farrell
[André Design (or: AAID)]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Andrew Fortnum

Chicago-based type designer who was born in Canada. Andrew studied graphic design at Columbia College in Chicago. He created the typeface Goonatic 72 Plus (2012). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Andrew Harper

Canadian type designer, who is hopefully not related to the person in 24 Sussex Drive responsible for killing Canada's scientific research programs.

About his rounded informal sans typeface Coreopsis (2012), he says: Coreopsis is a family of fonts that combines mathematical precision with a hand-drawn feel.

In 2012, he designed the painted typewriter font Stonecrop.

Bitfield (2013) is a pixel simulation font.

Typefaces from 2014: Sweetpea. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Andrew Klotz

Canadian graphic and type designer who lives in Vancouver.

In 2012, he published the pay-what-you-want typeface Soap (2012, Practice Foundry).

Quillon (2012) is a typeface with minimal glyphs that draws inspiration from simplistic sword design.

Hands (2012) is based on his own handwriting, and has its roots in street art. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrew Leto

Unclear whether Andrew Leto is Canadian or Australian. In any case, he designed the organic sans typeface Penguin Sans (2013).

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrew McMillan
[Plan Nine Design]

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Andrew Park

Torontonian designer of a logiotype in 2011 called Mister Chino. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrew Prasetya

Toronto, Ontario-based designer of the Adem Fox branding typeface (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrew Scherle

Vancouver-based designer of the paper-fold typeface Papertrails (2013). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrew Vucko

Andrew Vucko is a Canadian design director and animator. He runs an independent studio and builds content for studios, agencies, networks and brands. He has built relationships with local and international clients such as Google, Nike, BMW, YouTube, HP, Mitsubishi, Coca Cola, and Uber while being showcased in publications such as Applied Arts, One Show Annual, and Communication Arts. He is currently based in Toronto, Canada and freelances full time. Designer of the animated monospaced typeface Boomerang (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andy Chung

Graphic designer in Vancouver and/or San Francisco. He created the free font Neighborhood Type (2009). Klingspor link. Abstract Fonts link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Angela Korporaal

Toronto-based graphic artist who created the water-and-ink experimental alphabet drips (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Angela Wong

Graphic designer in Ontario, who created Arch Type (2011, a geometric avant-garde face). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Angst Free Fonts
[Chris Dunfield]

Chris Dunfield's free fonts from 1990-1992. Mac PS, MacTT and Win TT. Includes AngstBlackLetter, AngstChartz1, AngstCircus2, AngstDingbatsOne3, AngstForce4, AngstGonzo5, AngstKidz6, AngstKink7, AngstMagicMush11, AngstMindless10, AngstPimp12, AngstProgge13. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Angst Review

Chris Dunfield's font links: 2000 links to over 150,000 fonts! Possibly one of the greatest font link sites on the web. Link died! [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anindita Ahmed

Canadian creator of Leafy Font (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ankush Dhiman

Toronto-based designer of the modern typeface Kayak (2015). Ankush claims inspiration from Dwiggins. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ann McDougall

Graphic designer and social media specialist in Toronto, who created the futuristic octagonal typeface Galaxia (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anna J. Pateras

Toronto-based creator of Dandy (2013), a curly art deco typeface. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anna Trojanowska

Graduate of the University of Ottawa. Dring her studies at Algonquin College School of Media and Design, Anna Trojanowska created a display typeface (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Annie Chen

Toronto-based designer of the Ciya display typeface family in 2012 during a class of Rod Cavazos.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Annie Sauvage

Canadian designer of the handcrafted typeface Moon Firefly (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anran Zhou

During her studies at OCAD University, Toronto, Canada, Anran Zhou designed a Chines Lute-themed typeface (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Antony De Meester

Canadian designer of the artsy avant garde caps display typeface Vienna Extended (1989, Letraset).

Linotype link. FontShop link. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Aon Celtic Art
[Cari Buziak]

Cari Buziak (Calgary, Canada) is the author of Calligraphy Magic---How to Create Lettering, Knotwork, Coloring and More (North Light, 2011).

She also created the beautiful freeware Celtic font family Aon Cari (1998, a modern pseudo-Gaelic uncial).

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Apostrophic Instances]

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Apostrophic Instances

Upstart foundry with one font family for now, the geometrically inspired Toolego (all formats). Newer fonts: FightThis, Tralfamadore (fantastic font!), WitchesBrew-1999. Alternate site. Apostrophe (Fredrick Nader from Toronto) is also a major custom font maker in Canada. His latest creations are for the 2003 Toronto Blues Festival, Trombone and King Gothic [not for public distribution]. In 2003, Apostrophic Instances morphed into Apostrophic Labs. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Apostrophic Laboratory
[Fredrick M. Nader]

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:

  • Miltown (from the Matrix movie).
  • Fluoxetine (old typewriter).
  • Desyrel (handwriting, Dana Rice).
  • PicaHole-1890Morse font.
  • Ritalin has almost 500 glyphs, and is a family designed for Latin, Greek, Turkish, eastern European, Cyrillic and Baltic.
  • The 3-axis multiple master ImpossibleMM (of Mission Impossible fame).
  • Carbolith Trips (letters from cuneiforms).
  • Diehl Deco (revival of 1940 lettering by Wooster Bard Field; with Marley Diehl).
  • Textan (with Rich Parks or Richard D. Parker; inspired by the Chinese Tangram).
  • Poultrygeist (horror comic font).
  • Hard Talk (an R-rated font by Slovenian Marjan Bozic).
  • Independant (with Phynette; a faithful revival of a 1930s font by Collette and Dufour for Maison Plantin in Belgium---a fantastic Art Deco font family).
  • Metrolox ("Enemy of the State" font, with Karen Clemens; a Unicode font with 567 glyphs for over 20 Latin-based languages and some math symbols).
  • Komikaze, Komikazba, Komikahuna and Komikazoom (comic book fonts: 1280 glyphs for Latin, Greek, Cyrillic, Baltic, Turkish, East-European, with dingbats and Braille).
  • Republika (a 300-font techno family; read about it here).
  • ChizzlerMM (3-axis multiple master, a reworked version of Graham Meade's Chizzler).
  • Street (a 87-font family by Graham Meade).
  • Amerika (fantastic Armenian-look font series, with support for Greek, Cyrillic/Russian, Baltic, Turkish and Central European).
  • The dingbats Eyecicles and Texticles, both with Graham Meade.
  • Insula (2001, a Celtic/uncial font with Cybapee).
  • Komika (2001, 50 comic book fonts designed with Vigilante). A spoof on Comic Sans, this family includes Komika Hand and Komika Text.
  • Labrit (a great Fraktur font, with Graham Meade).
  • Frigate (a Roman-kana font by Melinda Windsor).
  • Scriptina (an unbelievable calligraphic font by Apostrophe, 2000-2001). In 2010, CheapProFonts published an extension, Scriptina Pro.
  • Freebooter Script (an equally unbelievable calligraphic font by Graham Meade, 2001).
  • Choda (a display font like none you have seen before; Apostrophe and Meade, 2001).
  • Endor (with Meade, a Gothic font; 2001).
The list of designers and their fonts:
  • Apostrophe [dead link]: Day Roman (2002, the first digitization of Fr. Guyot's "Two Line Double Pica Roman", designed in the early 1600s), Bombardier (2002), Propaganda (2002), PropagandaCyrillic (2002), PropagandaGreek (2002), Contra (2003), Ergonome (2002), Ergonomix (2002, techno dingbats), Alfabetix (2002), SoMM (2002, a multiple master font), Templo (2001, a pixelish font), Zoloft, Miltown, Witches Brew, Celexa, Labrat, Effexor, Fluoxetine, Tralfamadore, Halcion, RxMM, Paxil, Valium, Fight This, Ritalin, Xanax, Maskalin, PicaHole, ImposMM, MiltownII, Carbolith, Komikaze, Komikazoom, Komikahuna, Diogenes, Komikazba, MistressScript, Sledge, Mary Jane, Republika, StarBat, Merkin, Erectlorite, Halter, Estrogen, Steinem (based on Dalton Maag's British Steel typeface), Lab Mix, Mary Jane II, Amerika, Masque, Konfuciuz, Mastodon, Broad, Amerika Sans, Scriptina, Karnivore, Cholo, Sedillo and Reprobate (all three based on Mike Sedillo's handwriting, 2001), Templo (screen font family, 2001).
  • Marjan Bozic and Apostrophe: Hard Talk.
  • Karen Clemens and Apostrophe [dead link]: Wellbutrin, Metrolox, Jagz.
  • CybaPee and Apostrophe [dead link]: Cyclin, Lady Ice, Insula.
  • CybaPee [dead link], Graham Meade and Apostrophe: Yellowswamp, Lady Ice revisited.
  • Steve Deffeyes: Loopy.
  • Marley Diehl and Apostrophe: Diehl Deco.
  • Fleisch and Apostrophe: Colwell, Hadley.
  • Steve Graham: Hypnosis.
  • Frank Guillemette and Apostrophe: Ankora.
  • Jeri Ingalls and Apostrophe: Paxil.
  • Neumat Ick and Apostrophe: Icklips, Powderfinger.
  • Keya Kirkpatrick: Extasy
  • Keya Kirkpatrick and Apostrophe: Kimono.
  • Jeff Lan: Healthy Alternative, Haven Code.
  • Su Lucas and Apostrophe: Barbarello.
  • Brigido Maderal and Apostrophe: Lab Bats.
  • Graham Meade: Quastic Kaps (8-weight family, 2003), Quixotte (2002), Mechanihan (2002), Kameleon (2002), Lady Ice Extra (2002), Gizmo (2002), Zillah Modern (2002), Wazoo (2002), JamesEightEleven (2002), Equine (2001), Street Corner (2001), Freebooter Script, Street (31 font sans and slab serif), Bipolar Control, Lane, Street, Street Slab, 2nd Street, Kronika, Thong, Whackadoo Upper, Charrington, Lady Copra, Zebra, Extra Meade Pack, Control Freak, Dekon, Asenine, Heidorn Hill (a Fraktur font), Castorgate, Troglodyte.
  • Graham Meade and Apostrophe: Moondog (2001), Choda, Futurex, Duralith, Epyval, BooterMM, Pamelor, Sabril, Erinal, Karisma, Whackadoo, Bicicles, Drummon, Primary Elector, Youthanasia, Grunja, Prussian Brew, ChizMM, Luciferus, Labtop, Gilgongo, Labrit, Kandide, Brassiere (which became the commercial typeface Ipscus in 2009), Eskargot, Endor, Labag.
  • Graham Meade and Rich Parks: Luteous, Luteous II.
  • Link Olsson and Apostrophe: Librium, Severina, Poultrygeist, Extrano, Komikandy.
  • Rich Parks and Apostrophe: Textan, Glaukous, Textan Round, TexSquareMM, TexRoundMM.
  • Alejandro Paul and Apostrophe: Fontcop, Usenet, Cayetano, Elektora.
  • Evelyne Pichler: Sindrome.
  • Evelyne Pichler and Apostrophe: 1910 Vienna.
  • Phynette and Apostrophe: Independant.
  • Peter Ramsey and Apostrophe: Distro, Futurex Distro (2001).
  • Dana Rice and Apostrophe: Desyrel, Lilly.
  • Wayne Sharpe: Ovulution I and II.
  • Jessica Slater: Wiggles.
  • Jessica Slater and Apostrophe: McKloud.
  • Derek Vogelpohl: Phosphorus, Florence sans, Plasmatica, Covington, Avondale, Phosphorus II.
  • Melinda Windsor: Plastic, Frigate.
  • Robby Woodard: Ashby (2001).
  • WolfBainX and Apostrophe: Tribal, Komika.
  • Yol: Traceroute.
Font Squirrel link. Dafont link. Abstract Fonts link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Arash Ramin
[Font Explorer 1.5 beta]

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Ardavan MirHosseini

Graphic designer in Toronto. He made a logotype for the Italian restaurant Pranzo in 2012.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Art Star

Josh and/or Philippe is the Canadian designer (b. 1982) of grungy handwriting typefaces such as Sao Paulo (2007), Walk the Walk (2006), and Ugly Karen Slut (2007). Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Asgard Studios

Asgard Studios (Ottawa, Canada) used iFontmaker in 2011 to create Runes Hand Painted. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ashley Murray

At Algonquin College in Ottawa, Ontario, Ashley Murray designed the modular display font Targ (2016), which is inspired by the popular arcade bar and live music venue, The House of Targ, in Ottawa. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ashok Aklujkar

Designer in 1994 of Avanti and Kashi, Hindi/Marathi/Sanskrit fonts for the Mac. Aklujkar worked then at the Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. He sold the fonts on a diskette, which also included the Roman fonts "Ganga" and "Sindhu" which can be used for transliteration of most literary languages of South Asia. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Asiyah Choudry

Canadian creator of the fat finger fonts Rushed (2015) and Handwriting (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Asya Sucholutsky

Canadian art student, b. 1989. Designer of the constructivist fonts Truth and Real Truth (2009), both named after Pravda. Fonts2u link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Alexander Trosok]

Canadian designer of the ancient gun-inspired typeface Scavenged (2018). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

August T. Horvath
[Military Aircraft Fonts]

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Archive with two Star Wars truetype fonts, Wars and Aurabesh. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Austin Coll

Calgary, Alberta-based designer of Forward Sans (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Austin Mateka

Toronto-based designer who created the semi-blackletter typeface Elganis in 2016. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aynah Mahusen

During her studies, Vancouver, Canada-based Aynah Mahusen designed the glitch font Error (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bailey Pink

Canadian creator (b. 1990) of Strawberry Pink Child (2013, hand-printed), Bold Bronzyne (2013, a free fat finger typeface). [Google] [More]  ⦿

bananaman 24

Victoria, Canada-based creator (b. 2001) of the white-on-black pixel font Insider (2013, FontStruct) and the dot matrix font Star (2013, FontStruct). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Banban Zhao

Vancouver-based designer of the dot matrix typeface Curvia (2015, FontStruct). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Barbara Klunder

Torontonian creator of FF KlunderScript (Roman, Bold, Kreatures) and FF Ottofont (Fontshop, 2001).

FontShop link. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Baron Art Co
[Lianne Tokey]

Lianne Tokey (Baron Art Co, Canada) created the handcrafted typeface Minnow (2015) and Mandala Symbols (2016: a handcrafted alphabet and accompanying set of kaleidoscopic ornaments). Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Barrett Reid-Maroney

London, Ontario-based designer of these display typefaces in 2020: Agate, Blake, Briar (wavy, organic), Personify, Allusion (art deco), Allegory (art deco, all caps), Saltford (an industrial octagonal typeface family), Ephemera, Metaphor (a polygonal typeface).

Typefaces from 2021: Gemini (a condensed and vey stylish display typeface), Kafka (a struggling decorative typeface partly inspired by Wes Anderson's extravagant style), Arras (a dramatic display typeface), Rae (a sharp-edged display typeface), Erga (a display typeface), Kore (a display font). Shop. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Barry Smith

Toronto-based designer of the modular typeface Beck (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Baybayin Fonts
[Paul Morrow]

Paul Morrow's Baybayin fonts (for old Philippine languages) in truetype and type 1 forms: Tagalog Stylized (a modern composite of many samples from the past), Tagalog Doctrina 1593 (based on the type typeface used in one of the very first books printed in the Philippines, the Doctrina Christiana of 1593), Bisaya Hervas (based on a type typeface that appeared in 1787 in an Italian work by Lorenzo Hervás y Pandura, Saggio prattico delle lingue con prolegomeni e una raccolta di Orazioni Domincale in più di trecento lingue e dialetti), Bikol Mintz (modelled after the cover art on the 1985 New Day Publishers edition of the Bikol-English Dictionary by Malcolm Warren Mintz&José Del Rosario Britanico), and Baybayin Lopez (2002), based on the typeface that Francisco Lopez used in the Ilokano Doctrina Christiana (1621). Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

BC Government

The Government of BC, Canada, has an interesting 100-font non-shareware truetype archive. Includes Bitstream fonts such as ArrusBT, AuroraBT, and URW fonts such as BinnerD. [Google] [More]  ⦿

BC Sans

An open source typeface designed in 2019 for the Government of British Columbia by Monotype. Derived from Noto Sans, it supports indigenous languages in B.C. [Google] [More]  ⦿

BCMELP Custom True Type fonts

BC Government dingbat fonts for environmental things: BCMELP Cor Symbols, BCMELP EPD Symbols, BCMELP Fisheries Symbols, BCMELP Trim Symbols, BCMELP Wildlife Symbols, BCMELP Water Symbols, Forestry Inventory Font 25. All in truetype. For related links, check the ARC/INFO Symbology at BC Environment. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Behdad Esfahbod

Seyed Behdad Esfahbod MirHosseinZadeh Sarabi is an Iranian-Canadian software engineer, type expert and free software developer. He worked at Google in Mountain View, CA, and at Facebook (2019-2020). At the time he quit Facebook, his annual salary, as reported by The New York Times, was 1.5 million dollars.

Behdad Esfahbod was born in 1982 in Sari, Iran. While at high school Esfahbod won a silver in the 1999 International Olympiad in Informatics and then gold in 2000. He studied computer engineering at Sharif University in Tehran while discovering the world of computer typography and open source.

In 2003 he moved to Canada, studied computer science at the University of Toronto (MSc, class of 2006), became a regular contributor to GNOME---he was a director at GNOME Foundation from 2007 to 2010, serving as the president from 2008 to 2009---and many other open source projects. Esfahbod was among the founders of Sharif FarsiWeb Inc. which carried out internationalization and standardization projects related to open source and Persian language. He worked at Red Hat, Google, and generally became the go-to person regarding everything font and text rendering in open source projects. Among the projects he has led are the cairo, fontconfig, HarfBuzz, and pango libraries, which are standard parts of the GNOME desktop environment, the Google Chrome web browser, and the LibreOffice suite of programs. He received an O'Reilly Open Source Award in 2013 for his work on HarfBuzz. In 2012, he obtained an MBA from the University of Toronto as well.

Speaker at ATypI 2014 in Barcelona. The abstract of his talk there explains the current status of the FontTools package: FontTools/TTX is a Python package for converting OpenType font fonts to / from XML. It was developed in early 2000s by Just van Rossum and has been in wide use by the type community since, mostly for testing and inspection, but its development has had stopped for the most part. In Summer 2013 I resurrected FontTools development by adding support for many tables that have not been supported before (EBDT/EBLC, CBDT/CBLC, sbix, COLR/CPAL, SVG, ...), as well as implementing new tools: a full font subsetting tool, font inspection tool, font merge tool. In this talk I will talk about the community gathered around the new FontTools development as well as my plans to expand FontTools into a full Open Source font production pipeline. Speaker at ATypI 2015 in Sao Paulo. Speaker at ATypI 2016 in Warsaw on The Open Source Python Font Production Pipeline.

Addendum: Read his personal story involving psychological torture by the Iranian government. New York Times article in August 2020 about his Iranian experience: Esfahbod was arrested by Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps' intelligence unit during a 2020 visit to Tehran. He was then moved to Evin prison, where he was psychologically pressured and interrogated in solitary confinement for seven days. They downloaded all his private data from his devices. Iranian security forces let him go based on his promise to spy on his friends once he was back in United States. According to Linkedin, he is now based in Edmonton, Canada.

Wikipedia link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Belma Kapetanovic

Graphic designer and artist in Toronto. Creator of the free display typeface Eldora (2006), which is inspired by the Vienna Secession Movement. Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ben Tour
[Dick Pape]

Ben Tour (b. 1977) is a Canadian artist. Ben Tour (1, 2 and 3) are scanbat fonts created in 2009 by Dick Pape, who writes: Canadian-born artist Ben Tour (b. 1977) channels a dark, often haunting sense of humanism in his work. His observations deftly inform his paintings, enabling him to capture the essence of a character, and then distort that view any way he desires. Frenetic lines, swaths of color, and intimate angles all convey a sense that Tour may not only be drawing inspiration from the lives of strangers he observes, but manifesting his own personal experiences as well. The emotional content in each portrait is palpable as this perceived notion of creation and catharsis is paired well with the immediate voyeuristic allure of his characters. Tour has exhibited in galleries from Los Angeles to Miami, Hamburg to New York.

Download page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ben Weeks

British illustrator who got a Masters degree in 2004 from the University of Huddersfield. Now, located in Toronto, he created some nice hand-lettered chalk mural pieces such as one called Metcalf Interns--it has the names of all 2001-2011 Metcalf interns.

Cargo collective link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Benj Funk

Winnipeg, Manitobva-based designer of the free modular typeface Chicago by Benj Funk (2014). Dafont link. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Benjamin Coles

Graphic designer in Toronto, who created the otylined 3d typeface Jinx in 2015. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Benjamin Scholtens

Benjamin Scholtens is based in Oakville, Ontario. During his studies at York University in 2013, he designed the informal sans typeface Entrepreneurial. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Benoit Bohly

Vancouver-based designer of a few experimental typefaces in 2014. Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bezier drawing tool

Michael Heinrichs, grad student at SFU. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bhagwan Nebhraj Thadani

Winnipeg-based designer of a set of 23 Hindi, Sanskrit, Gujarati, Marathi and Sindhi-Devnagari truetype fonts (20 USD for the set). See also here. The Bhagwan has a Bachelor of Engineering degree (1952) from the University of Poona, India, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree (1965) from Bombay University. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bianca Di Pietro

Bianca Di Pietro (Designed by Bianca, Hamilton,Ontario) created the circle-based experimental typeface Infinity (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Biliktu Foundry
[Murathan Biliktu]

Murathan Biliktu obtained a Masters degree in masters in Inclusive Design at OCAD University. Toronto-based designer of these typefaces in 2020: Seoul Rave (Korean techno), Erkin (futuristic), Costes (futuristic). Personal home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bill Casselman

Bill Casselman on Bezier curves. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bill Livingstone

Toronto-based designer of the Arts & Crafts scrapbooking style typeface Crafty Font (2013) and of the wood type Bauer Bodoni-inspired slab serif Bodoni Block Font (2013).

In 2016, he designed the geometric wedge serif typeface Equinox. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bimal Poudel

Backend software developer in Canada. In 2021, he/she designed the dingbat font Fruits. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Black Dahlia Press
[Jas Deol]

Vancouver, BC-based designer of these typefaces in 2017: Seasalt, Kabir (sans), Lucille. Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Black Fox Foundry
[Ivan Kostynyk]

Ivan Kostynyk (Black Fox Foundry) is a graphic designer, aka Ivan K or Ivan Kay, who lives in Toronto, and studied graphic design at Ontario College of Art and Design, or OCAD. His type designs are both free and icommercial, can be found at Practice Foundry and Ten Dollar Fonts. He also created a few commercial typefaces.

Creator of Egypt 22 (2011, a free heavy slab serif, which includes smilies), Lloyd Serif (2010), a refined piano key typeface. It covers Latin, Ukrainian and Russian, and was inspired by Bill Loyd and by the Ogaki typeface.

In 2010, he set up his own foundry. At it, he published the soft monoline sans typeface Soft2911 (2011).

In 2012, he created a geometric sans based on Futura for Chun+Ivan Design, called Anchor2. Pontus is a free geometric sans typeface available from Practice Foundry. In 2014, he published the oriental simulation typeface Takoshi (Ten Dollar Fonts: Takoshi is a finely crafted modern interpretation of 15-17th century Cyrillic writings. Takoshi also features influence from Japanese/Chinese calligraphic writing. Takoshi has a balanced contrast of thick and thin and sharp triangular shapes).

Chun+Ivan Design is located in Toronto and is run by Chun Hu, Ivan Kostynyk and Philip Wu.

Klingspor link. Another Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Black Lab Type
[Kenny Li]

Toronto, Canada-based designer of BLT Balfour (2019: art deco), Dozen (2019: a donut bakery font), BLT Heirloom (2019: rounded informal sans), BLT Portage (2019: a reverse stress Western font), BLT Gerhard (2019, a Victorian headline typeface) and BLT Norfolk (2019, a vintage-inspired font based on the styles found on packaging from the early 1900's). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Blair Massey

Canadian co-designer, with Steve "Gecko" Harrison, of the Victorian revival font Brand New Memorial (2020), which improves on Dan Solo's Memorial. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Blake Springer

Born in Edmonton in 1971. Calgary-based employee of Veer who holds a BCom degree from the University of Calgary. In 1991-1992, he designed these commercial fonts for Image Club Graphics: Digital (digital readout font), Pacifica (squarish all-caps display face). Monotype Imaging, which sells the font, does not even know who made it, so how can they be expected to pay royalties to the designer? [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Alex Blechta]

Alex Blechta (Blechmen) is a portrait photographer and graphic designer based in Toronto. Designer of the distorted typeface family Melancholy (2019). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Blue Jay Font Studio
[John Hill]

The Blue Jay Font Studio specializes in alphadings and dingbats. Its fonts include BJFAngels, BJFBallerina-BJFBallerina, BJFBeaconofLight, BJFChristmasWreath, BJFDingFonts, BJFDragons, BJFFingerprint, BJFHollyBells, BJFHunnybee, BJFKatnMouse, BJFMermaid, BJFMerman, BJFSnowbird, BJFThread, BJFXmasAngelsAH, BJFXmasPuppy, Smilin_John. Just that last font name tipped me off. I had a very friendly correspondent once from Toronto, John Hill, and he used that nickname. And the Blue Jays play in Toronto, so I will bet my shorts that the designer is in fact John Hill. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Blue Yolk Studio
[Pranavi Chopra]

Pranavi works as a graphic and type designer in India. During her studies at California College of the Arts in San Francisco, Pranavi Chopra created the cursive typeface Fair Hand (2016). %T Graduate of TypeWest, class of 2021. Her graduation typeface there was Mynah, which is characterized by flowing letterforms and rhythmic texture. Mynah was inspired by explorations of ways to twist the parallel pen.

During the Introduction to Modern Type Design workshop by Graham Bradley, with Libbie Bischoff, held online at the Letterform Archive, San Francisco in Summer 2020, she designed Bergenia, a light serif typeface intended for use in print and digital publications, branding and on websites, at 18pt or larger. It was inspired by the letterforms on a type specimen published by Schelter & Giesecke in 1912.

She is the founder (in 2022) and creative director of Blue Yolk Studio, a graphic design studio based in British Columbia, Canada. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bob McGrath

Canadian designer of Seagull (at Ingrama, 1978; with Adrian Williams---now available at Bitstream), Springfield (1973; see Simpson at Softmaker), Elefont, and Roman Script (1979; see Rochester at Softmaker).

Linotype link. FontShop link. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Bob Tennent

Canadian computer scientist who used to be at Queen's University in Kingston. In 2006, he published the TeX support files for URW's free family URW Classico (2006), which itself is a free clone of Zapf's Optima. In 2009, he created figbas package for TeX, which contains three Postscript Type 1 mini-fonts cmrj, cmssj, plrj (and associated map file and metric files) with just five "ligatures" for the combinations 2+, 4+, 5+, 6+, and 9+ used in figured-bass notation in baroque music. The fonts are intended for use with Computer Modern (cmr), Computer Modern Sans (cmss), and Palatino/Palladio (pplr), respectively. The PostScript names are FiguredBassComputerModern, FiguredBassComputerModernSans, and FiguredBassPalatino.

In 2012, he created type 1 versions of two large font packages, Philipp H. Poll's Biolinum and Libertine. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Three free Vietnamese truetype fonts from the Trichlor Group, called the VISCII fonts: U-Hoai 1.1 (by Cuong Bui), VI Chi Toan and VI Chi Toan Hoa (the latter two by Tuan-Loc Nguyen). [Google] [More]  ⦿

BoDeHai (2)

UHoai11 (by Cuong Bui, The TriChlor Group), and VIChiToan and VIChiToanH by Tuan-Loc Nguyen. Freeware Vietnamese TrueType fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bona Fide Craft
[Victoria Vandenberg]

Waterloo, Ontario-based designer of the interlocking typeface Stratford Sans (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿


Toronto-based designer of Donut Shop (2017) and Basement Stairs (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Boris Mahovac
[Alphabet Design]

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Born2paradise Studio
[Rendi Oktavio]

Canadian designer (b. 1968) of the brushed typeface Rakugaki (2020). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Boulevard Lab
[Samuel Glen Hughes]

Or just Sam G. Hughes. An experimental design studio in Edinburgh, Scotland and/or Canada that made some fonts starting in 2019: Avenue (+Mono), Arctic, Sometimes Times, Oatmeal Sans, George Display, Melody Sans, Alt Display.

In 2020, he designed Lothian Sans (with harsh angles to accompany the uniform neo-grotesk design, influenced by the early-20th-century Cubist movement) and Kale Mono. Behance link for Sam G. Hughes. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Manuel Fernandez del Campo Garcia]

Branding design studio in Queretaro, Mexico, and also co-located in Canada. His typefaces include De Valencia (2018), Fabat (2018), Xochi (2018: a pixel typeface) and Riviera (2018). Typefaces from 2019 include the futuristic Silba. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Branimir Zlamalik

Cartoonist in Canada who created Smiles (2005, smiling typefaces) and Ulixa (2005, a comic book face) at Alphabet Design. Klingspor link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Brenden C. Roemich
[Digital Graphic Labs]

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Bret Riedlinger

Canadian designer of Tantalog (2006), an artificial language font based on Disney's Lilo&Stitch. Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Brett Alton

Brett Alton from Peterborough, ON, is a graduate in computer science from Trent University. He created the Open Font Library handwriting font Brett Font (2007). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Brett Snowball

Vancouver, BC-based designer of the display typeface Golden ratio (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Brian Maloney

Director of the Type Club of Toronto, and printer and conservator at Massey College, University of Toronto, Brian is one of the type personalities of Canada. He currently teaches at Humber College in Toronto. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Brian Maloney
[The Type Club of Toronto]

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Brian Stuparyk

Designer (with Dave Kellam, at Eightface) of Stay Clear, Niner and Pigment08, in 1998. Designer at Chankstore of Barrett Ironwork (2001) and MC Auto (2002). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Brian Thom
[Halq'emiylem Font Downloads]

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Briana RMH

FontStructor who made Alchemic Swan Song (2011). Briana is a student at Mount Royal University, Calgary, Alberta. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Brie Pointer

Graphic designer in the second most boring city of Canada, Waterloo (after Sudbury). Despite this setback, Brie designed a remarkable decorative textured typeface, Alphapat (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Britt Douglas

Canadian creator of the free hand-drawn typefaces BD Calais, BD Grenoble, BD Avignon, BD Rouen, BD Toulouse, BD Paris and BD Marseille (connected script).

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Britt Edwards

Britt Edwards is a graphic designer and illustrator in Toronto, Canada. In 2015, she created the handcrafted typeface Hyperbole. In 2014, she designed a set of icons. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Brittany Carey

Sault Sainte Marie, Canada-based designer of the super-tall typeface Scumbag Sans (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bronte Marie

Canadian designer, b. 1991. Creator of the free font BM Spaceboy (2009, hand-printed outline font) and BM Sham Garde (2009). Fontspace link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bruce Alcock

New Foundland-born type designer of the hand-printed typeface Soupbone (+dingbats), who directed commercials at Tricky Pictures, Chicago. He returned to Canada in 2000 to form Global Mechanic with filmmaker Ann Marie Fleming.

Home page. FontShop link. Klingspor link. FontFont link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Bruno Fontenelle

Japanese-born Brazilian designer based in Toronto, Canada. Creator of the free lower case-only blackletter font Delirium (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

By The Font (or: BTF)
[Kelly Klages]

By The Font is a Canadian typeface and clip-art design and vanity press operation, run by Pastor Alex and Kelly Klages. The name was chosen in reflection of the Lutheran faith of its founders. Free fonts include some FontStruct fonts made in 2009 (BTF Struct (a pipelineish font), BTF 7x5 (a 7x5 dot matrix font), and BTF Bitter (a font which looks vaguely like the old 8-bit screen fonts)), and LutheranPics (2007: a Lutheran-themed font of pictures, hand-drawn by Kelly Klages). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Caffeen Fonts (was: Chlorine)
[Jesse Wilson]

Canadian archive where you can download 19 fonts by Regina's Jesse Wilson: Chlorinez, Chlorix, Chlorinov, Chlorinut, Chlorinar, Chlorinap, Chloriin, Chloreal, Chlorinej, Chlorinuh, Chlorenuf, Chlod, Chlub, Hyper3, JesseScript, Morevil, Circle6, Caffeen, Star Five. Mac and Windows. Plus Math Donuts, Hawaiiah, Clawless, Alcohol Licks, Ostro 868, Megapixel, Fack, Courier Now, Disco2000, Jim Teacher, Edcom, Kitchener, Alterna. Some of his fonts are also available in sIFR format.

Dafont link. MyFonts link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Caitlin Jade Skrinis

Kelowna, BC-based designer of the decorative caps typeface Emone (2016), which is inspired by anemones and crustaceans. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Caitlin Legere

During her studies in Toronto, Caitlin Legere created the display typeface Foxtail&Fawn (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Caitlin Pannell-Evans

Graphic designer in Toronto who created the horror typeface Krumm (2013) and the brush typeface Oblina (2013). They are named after characters from Nickelodeon's Ahh Real Monsters. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cajjmere Wray
[Cajjmere's Playground]

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Cajjmere's Playground
[Cajjmere Wray]

Cajjmere Wray is the Toronto-based designer of Deeegruvy, Deeeluvly, and GoodbyeHorses, posted in May 2000 on abf. His (truetype) fonts consist of artsy handwritten and often curly letters. Fun to play with. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Canadian creator of the fat finger typeface Hipster (2012). Aka Georgia D. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Caleb Lam

Vancouver, BC-based designer of Mamba Blackletter (2017), a fleshy blackletter typeface. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Calum Smith

Graphic designer Calum Smith (Gemini Design, Georgetown, Ontario), made the pixel typeface Pixette (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cam Russ

Canadian designer (b. 1981) of the pixel typefaces Xposure (2008), Slashman (2009, FontStruct) and Vault (2008, FontStruct). He lives in Ontario. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Canada Type
[Rebecca Alaccari]

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 (a high ascender display typeface after the Morris Fuller 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 9-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).

Filmotype Giant (2011, a condensed sans) and its italic counterpart, Filmotype Escort (2011) were both co-designed with Patrick Griffin.

In 2020, they released the variable informal sans typeface Bananas: Bananas was sourced from multiple American film era faces, all from 1950s and 1960s, when the casual sans genre was at its popular peak. Headliners' Catalina and its very similar cousin, Letter Graphics' Carmel, served as initial study points.

Catalog of its typefaces.

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CanDoo Creative Concepts

Jim Lynch's font services in Toronto: signatures, new fonts, enhancements, customized products. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cappello Designs
[Cassandra Cappello]

Toronto, Canada-based designer of these typefaces:

  • In 2018: Ava (a stylish serif), Pulse (sans).
  • In 2019: Antique (serifed), Ardent Sans, Article (sans), Lara, Selma (a wide open display serif), Stark (sans), Aureate, Gallant (sans) and Halton (sans).
  • In 2020: Adren (a text typeface family), Gale, Aurel, Naia, Tonic, Pardo.
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Captain Falcon

Canadian designer of the squarish typeface Jet Set (2011), which is based in part on the font used in the Jet Set Radio game. He also made the pixel family Mecha (2012, FontStruct). Fontspace link. FontStruct link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cari Buziak
[Aon Celtic Art]

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Carl Dair

Renowned Canadian type and graphic designer (b. Welland, Ontario, 1912, d. 1967 from a heart attack on a flight between New York and Toronto). He ran the Eveleigh-Dair Studio from 1947-1951 in Montreal with partner Henry Eveleigh. He worked mainly as a freelance designer, was department store art director and even typographic director for the National Film Board of Canada (1945). Dair lectured on typography at the Ontario College of Art between 1959 and 1962, and taught for a couple of years at the Jamaica School of Arts and Crafts. In 1956 and 1957 he received an RSC fellowship to study type design and manufacture in the Netherlands. During this period he had the opportunity to study metal type and hand-punching at Enschedé Foundry in Haarlem, where he created a silent film called Gravers and Files documenting one of the last great punchcutters, P. H. Rädisch. There is a beautiful modern version of the movie with voiceover by Matthew Carter.

He created Canada's first roman typeface, Cartier (1967, MonoLino Typesetting Company Limited) for Canada's centennial. Cartier was unfinished when he died. Rod McDonald finished it, to become a working and much larger typeface family called Cartier Book in 2000. Cartier has a sequel: Raleigh (Ingrama, 1977), co-designed by Robert Norton, David Anderson and Adrian Williams is sold by Bitstream, Adobe, Linotype, Paratype, and URW++. It is characterized by a bloated belly N. Raleigh was produced in 1977 by Robert Norton, and was based on Carl Dair's Cartier typeface. It was renamed Raleigh after Dair's death. Adrian Williams added three weights for a display series, and Robert Norton designed the text version. Several typefaces were influenced by Cartier. These include Ludwig Ubele's award-winning FF Tundra (2011). For a full revival, including both a facsimile and an interpretation, see Nick Shinn's Dair (2017).

Author of Design with Type (1952, revised and expanded in 1967 and republished by the University of Toronto Press (First Edition) in 2000). He also wrote several wonderful short treatises on various topics in type design. John Berry discusses Dair's seven different kinds of contrast, size, weight, form, structure, texture, color and direction.

FontShop link. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Carol Hung

Art director in Toronto who made the experimental typeface Alienese (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Casey Nash

For a project in Greg Van Alstyne's class at OCADU in Toronto, Casey Nash designed the hipster typeface Nautico (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cassandra Cappello
[Cappello Designs]

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CC Creative Co
[Christopher Campbell]

Canadian designer in 2019 of the display typefaces CC Robo, CC Keni, CC Fat, CC Afterglow and CC Alamo. [Google] [More]  ⦿

CC Creative Company
[Chris Campbell]

Canadian designer, b. 1992, of CC Fat (2019: a black headline sans), CC Afterglow (2019), CC Robo (2019: a squarish monoline sans), CC Disto (2019: a computer emulation font), CC Alamo (2019), and CC Keni (2018: a hairline sans). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cecilia Cotton

Canadian designer who used Fontifier to create a handwriting face, Cecilia (2004). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Celeste Lavoie

During her studies at Algonquin College, Ottawa, Ontario-based Celeste Lavoie designed the display typeface Voldeon (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿


A great explanation/implementation of OpenType CFF font writing. By Canada-based Pomax. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chad Geran

Chad Geran is a cartoonist and illustrator in Regina, Canada. Behance link. He practices typography on book covers and posters. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chad Roberts

Creator of the beautifully handlettered logo and meus for The Mermaid Inn (2009). Chad specializes in sign lettering out of his office on Spadina Avenue in Toronto. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chanelle Augustine

Toronto-based creator of Halloween Fashion Week Poster (2012) for an event held in Toronto that was hosted by Elle Canada. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chank Fonts (or: Chank Store, or: Chank Diesel))
[Charles R. Anderson]

Born in Edmonton in 1969, Chank works out of the north-east corner of Minneapolis. Chank Diesel is a famous and prolific designer, type designer, busy-body and mentor. His Chank Foundry in Minnesota was started in 1992. Free fonts sub-page. Chank Diesel is Charles Andermack in the NY Times and Charles R. Anderson, b. Edmonton, 1970, elsewhere. Chank Fonts was run with Heidi Olmack ("El Mack de los Toros"). Earlier notices in his typefaces refer to CAKE Publications (2401 University Ave. NE, Mpls, MN 55418), Chank Foo, Schmopyright, and Exploding (PO Box 90100, San Diego, CA 92169). Bio by Susan Froyd. See also here or here or here or here. Handwriting font service for 95USD. 95 USD Go font Yourself font service based on filling out a form. Piece on Chank in the MinnPost.

Chank became a popular and colorful figure who said this about himself: I like to drink a lot, and would like to think I'm known for it. Several of my fonts were inspired by booze, and I like to encourage other people to drink more, too. My best font is called Liquorstore.

A partial list of his typefaces:

  • 200proofmoonshineremix.
  • A: Adrianna (2004, a sans family), Anger-Prerelease, Asswipe, AsswipeDeluxxe, AztecPezRegular, Adrianna Extended (2005), Aguas Frescas, Ammonia.
  • B: BabOonjaZzbaSsoOn, Ballers Delight (2007, free), Bell Martellus (2006, a Carolongian script family designed with Bill Moran of Blinc Publishing for the James Ford Bell Library at the University of Minnesota: Bell Martellus was derived from a book published in 1475 by Henricus Martellus entitled Liber Insularum), Bastard, Bawdy (T-26), Birthday Girl, Blinkers, Bonehead, Brainhead, Bric-A-Brac BV (2002), Bridie, Brieincarnation, ButtplugTaft, B Complex, Badoni, Boochie&Snoochie (T-26, by by Khai Pham&Chank Diesel), Billsville, Blazedale, BlincType Letterpress Fontpak (2004, commercial: Gideon, Golgotha, Gomorrah, Goshen, Hamilton Offset, Player Piano, Prospect Modern and Sodom), Braingelt (gothic), Brimley, Brubecks Cube (2004), Buckethead.
  • C: Carima (2002), Cheesewiddler, Chicken, ChickenBonus, Chrysler Electric (2007, fifties style connected script), Chumley (2002, first grade handwriting), Cleptomania, CrotchlessTeddyRoosevelt, CurbDog (by Matthew Desmond), Cookie Dough (2002), Chaloops (2005, comic book face), Chankbats (2001, +Objects, +Critters, +Flowers, +Flakes), Chauncy (ChauncyDecaf, ChauncyFatty, ChauncyPerkins, ChauncySnowman; this popular series from 1996-1998 is the first font family Chank ever made based on his own handwriting), Chauncy Pro, Chippewa Falls (2005), Chub, Chunder (1996, T-26), Cocaine, Coffeedance, Collateral Damage, Corndog, Coronette (2006, slab serif), Cosmic (1996), Couchlover, Cowboy Rhumbahut (2000, Matt Frost), Crusti, Crusti Wac.
  • D: DickwhippedLincoln, DongCasual, Duesenberg (T-26, by Jamie Nazaroff), Dutch-Oven, Dutch-Treat, Darling Nikki, Dekapot (2007), Destructive Decisions (2013, a foggy font), Drunk Cowboy, Dry Cowboy (2006, Tuscan).
  • E: Easterbuns (2008, Ascender Corp: a signage face), EatpooChubby, EatpooSkinny, EatpooTall [note: the latter three fonts were renamed Eatwell], Evergreen, Eatwell, El Hombre, Evolve (2015: video game font co-designed with Turtle Rock Studios).
  • F: Fatthinfog, Flutterby (2006, free), Fornicator, Fucker, Fastlab (by David Cushman), Fosho (2014), Fridayluck, FriskyFlakes (2004).
  • G: The Gemini Type Fontpack (2015: GT-Adrianna DemiBold GT-Adrianna Bold, GT-Adrianna ExtraBold, GT-Fairbanks, GT-Forward Thinking, GT-Hydropower ExtraCondensed, GT-Kegger, GT-Shopaganda, GT-Shopaganda Condensed, GT-Timeless Geometric. These fonts aaare optimized for use as exterior cast-metal signage in bronze or aluminum in collaboration with Gemini, a family-owned industry leader in the wholesale manufacture of dimensional letters, logo and plaques based in Cannon Falls, MN), Girl77, Glovebox, Goshen, Groovies-Normal, GFY Handwriting Fontpak, GFY Handwriting Fontpak 2, Gobbler. The GFY Handwriting Fontpak (2002-2005) is a collection of 21 fresh handwriting fonts in OpenType format for Macintosh or Windows. Contains the following fonts: GFY AuntSusan, GFY Brutus, GFY HeySteve, GFY JacksBluePrint, GFY Jeanna, GFY Josie, GFY Kersti, GFY Kimberly, GFY Loopy, GFY Marcie, GFY Mancini, GFY Michael, GFY Palmer, GFY Peggy, GFY Pollak, GFY Shue, GFY Ralston, GFY Sidney, GFY Sonya, GFY Thornesmith, and GFY Woodward. His DFY Handwriting Fontpak 2 (2008) contains GFY Artie, GFY Bobby, GFY Bobbys Kid, GFY Bracco, GFY Butcher, GFY Carmela, GFY Christopha, GFY Clarice, GFY Erin B, GFY Father Mike, GFY Finn, GFY Furio, GFY Georgio, GFY Janice, GFY Junior, GFY Madre, GFY Meadow, GFY Paulie, GFY Syl, GFY Tina, GFY Tony, GFY Uncle Junior, GFY Vito.
  • H: Halebopp, Harvester 3D (2008), HelveticaInaHamper, Hermenaut, HieronymousBoschian, HipstersDelight, HooskerDont, HooskerDoo, Hoover, Hystrix, HystrixHystrax, HystrixHystraxBordex, HystrixHystraxSleestax, HUGS (2005, comic book style), Hilde Sharp.
  • I: Imastar, IndustrialSchizophrenic, Isotope, Instructor.
  • J: Javatronic (retro), JawboxChanky, Jawbreaker, Jeffersonofabitch, Johnson, Jingles (with Mike Cina), Jawbox.
  • K: Kat Walk (geometric sans), Keester Black (2002), Kaiser, KlippyDingbats, Kraftwerk, KraftwerkNarrow, Kroozr, Kwikfont, Kegger (2007, a collegiate lettering face), Kazootie, King George (2003, ransom note font).
  • L: Lambretta, Lambrettista, Laundrette, LemonadeSpeedster (retro), Limonata (2016, a display family, co-designed with Nicollazzi Xiong), Liquor 3D, Liquorstore Bold and Bolder (2017: stackable, layerable), Luncheonette, Laundry, Lavaman, Liquorstore (1997, a squarish face; since 2005 also in OT as Liquorstore 3D).
  • M: Mars (2007), Marcusia, Metolurgy2typeindexcom, Mikrokoszmo, MisterFrisky, MisterLincoln, Mister Twiggy (woodsy design), Monko-Blocky, MC Auto (2002), McKraken, Mantisboy, Mars (2007, a custom family for Mars Inc), Millesime, Mingler (MinglerNipsy, MinglerRitzy, MinglerTipsy), Miss AmyLynn (2008, based upon the handwriting of the former Miss Kentucky, Amy Lynn Brown), Mister Hand, Moonshine (Moonshine Murky).
  • N: NailedToTheCross, NapkinTheModern, Nomadic Egyptian (2005), Nomadic Sketchbook (2005, like Nomadic Egyptian, based on drawings by Kent Aldrich of the Nomadic Press), Newcastle (2005, blackletter typeface designed with Kevin Hayes), Nube, Naughties, Newercastle, Nicotine (+Jazz).
  • O: Omnivore, Oooopsie (this 1997 font is just Helvetica with some circles dropped on top of it. The Helvetica trademark and Adobe copyright notices are still in the font!), OooopsieReverse, Ooopsie, Ollivette (2008, old typewriter), Ollivette Elite (2008), Orbital, Orbus (OrbusBjorkus, OrbusMultiserif).
  • P: Panefresco (2011, 16 styles---a free sans family), PHreAkKruSty, Panzer, Paregos, PhysicsAlpha, PhysicsBeta, PlasticLasso, Player Piano (old stencil), Poker Party (2003), Polaroid22, Portastat, Prickly, ProletarianBeta, Prospect-Modern, Puckfont, Parkway, Patching Compound, Porkshop (1997, based on immigrant Manhattan signage; +PorkshopGoodluck), Professor Minty (2006-2010: spindly and gothic).
  • Q: Quimby Gubernatorial (2007), Quimby Mayoral (2002).
  • R: Redherring, RhumbaHut, Ribjoint, Rubble, Ribjoint, Rosemary (2000-2001, T-26, a sign painters font).
  • S: Spooooky (2011, a custom typeface design for the 2011 Target Halloween campaign), Saltwater, Schwinger (2003, script face), Schwing Shift (2003), Shadowboxer, Shakopee, SharpieStylie, SaucyMillionaire, SooperCosmic, SpaceKrafty, Spacesuit, StarryFHope, Sundayluck, Swister (2004), GFY Santa Script (2004), Skylab, Shatner, Sunshine (2000-2001, T-26, grunge), SandraOh, Shrub (2007, grunge), Sister Frisky, Skippy Sharp, Snipple, Soccerboy (2012, a hand-drawn multiline typeface), Space Toaster, Spunkflakes (2002), Sunflower (2006, distressed typewriter), Sunshine, Swingdancer (2002, a custom connected script font first made for P. Puff Company).
  • T: Tabitha, Tacklebox, TackleboxFive, Transam, Transam03 (2003, commercial version), Thymesans, Trucker (2005), Turman Grotesk.
  • U: Ultramagnetic (by Mike Cina), UncleStinky, Urban Circus.
  • V: VenerealDisease, Venis Small Caps (2004, T-26), Venis (2000: big text family, T-26: reviewed by Hrant Papazian).
  • W: Westsac (2003), Whorn, Wichita, Woodrow, Wordy Diva (1995, based on the handwriting of Lisa Bralts).
  • W: Wolves Gothic (2020), Woodrow, Wordy Diva.
  • Y: Yearling (2000), Yellabelly.
  • Z: ZsaZsa Galore.

At Ascender: the mostly hand-printed typefaces Birthday Girl, Bleacher, Bobby Zee, Chauncy Decaf, Churros, Collateral Damage, Couchlover, Easterbuns, Loopy Fiesta, Mister Marker, Mister Twiggy, Prickly, Snowballs, Space Toaster, Tipsy, Twigdancer, Younger Than Me (2009, grunge).

Chank also has a bunch of free fonts such as Yellabelly (handwriting), Fridley, Airboy, SundayLuck, Shadowboxer, Portastat, Fridayluck, Twenty Six Snake Rumba, and Blinkers.

Interview by MyFonts in 2011.

Dafont link. I Love Typography link. Behance link. Klingspor link.

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Chantal Abdel-Nour

Sudbury, Ontario-based creator of the silent movie font Charlie Chaplin (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chaos Microsystems

Shareware barcode font set made in 1999 by Daniel Lajeunesse at Chaos Microsystems in Gloucester, Ontario: EAN-13, EAN-13B, EAN-13B-Half-Height, EAN-13-Half-Height, Interleaved-2of5, Interleaved-2of5-NT, UPC-A, UPC-A-Half-Height, UPC-E, UPC-E-Half-Height. The company may not longer exist: Daniel Lajeunesse now is Executive Vice-President&CTO, Storm Internet Services, CDS/Prometheus. The fonts are also here and here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Charice Xi
[CX Graphics]

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Charissa Rais

Designer of the Fingerprint (experimental) typeface (2010) for an anti-war poster. She grew up in Jakarta, Indonesia, and is a 2010 graduate in graphic design at the Ontario College of Art&Design, Toronto. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Charles H. Barnard

Early 20th century designer of letters, such as this Modern Roman typeface. He was an editor of Graphica (The Herald Press, Montreal and Toronto). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Charles R. Anderson
[Chank Fonts (or: Chank Store, or: Chank Diesel))]

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Charlotte Wyatt

Designer of the layered typeface Swim Cap (2016). Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chelsea Muchantef

Chelsea Muchantef is a New Media and Web Designer living in Vancouver, BC. She specializes in website design, brand identity, and print media such as business cards, fliers, banners, and posters. She graduated from British Columbia's Institute of Technology.

Creator of the hand-printed chicken scratch scribbles typeface Horror Scribbles (2012), Girly (2012, hand-printed) and School Work (2015, handcrafted).

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Cherith Walsh

Cherith Walsh (Cherith Brooke) is a graphic designer in London, Ontario. She made the fat finger typeface Pourquoi (2010). Dafont link. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cherry J.S. Chao

Vancouver-based designer of Novel (2004, serif face). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cheyenne Legerton

Brampton, Ontario-based designer of Negative Typeface (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chi Deng

Toronto-based designer of grungy typefaces called Gen A and Gen Z (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chinese chess font
[Jacques Richer]

Chinese chess metafont by Jacques Richer. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chloe Blanchard

During her design studies in Windsor, Canada, Chloe Blanchard designed the industrial typeface Defiance (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chloe Purcell

Calgary, Alberta-based designer of the scary font Creaky Serif (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chris Bokitch

Victoria, BC-based photographer who created the handwriting font chris@iamfour.comtext (2004) with Fontifier. Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chris Campbell
[CC Creative Company]

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Chris Cavaghan

Canadian designer of the hand-printed typeface Canadian Penguin (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chris Daniels

Chris Daniels (Edmonton, Alberta) created the layered beveled typeface Activa in 2013. Heatherwood (2013) is a heavy round display typeface. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chris Dunfield
[Angst Free Fonts]

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Chris Fleugel

Vancouver, BC-based designer of an experimental typeface in 2017, obtained by cutting an existing typeface in half. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chris Murray

Graphic designer in Edmonton, Canada, who created the constructivist typeface Baturyn in 2016. This typeface is influenced by industry and revolution. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chrisanne Daniel

Freelance graphic designer in Sudbury, Ontario, who created the display typeface Grazioso (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Christian Bortey

Toronto-based graphic designer who created the alchemic typeface Lord & Saviour (2012), dedicated to Jesus Christ. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Christian Naths

Christian Naths (Edmonton, Alberta) created the experimental typeface Redacted (2013) and the icon font Climacons (2013, with Adam Whitcroft). Github link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Christopher Campbell
[CC Creative Co]

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Christopher Dean

Graduate of the Master of Design program (MDes) at NSCAD University, 2010, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he was born and still lives. Typographer and enthusiastic supporter of open source projects. He says: I conduct experimental research designed to support or refute typographic conventions in accordance with objective measures of human performance and empirical data. Useful subpage on type literature. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Christopher Harvey
[Language Geek]

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Christopher Hunt

Chris Hunt's great handscribbled splatter font Collateral Damage (1998) is distributed by Chank, and was done with Andrea McKay. It was inspired by the gonzo art of Ralph Steadman. See also here. He is based in Yellowknife. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Christopher Katende

Graphic designer in Toronto, who created the modular unicase display typeface Shfontz (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Christopher Simmons
[MINE San Francisco]

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Chung-Yi Leung

Toronto-based designer of a custom bilined caps typeface for the redesign of the identity of the Gardiner Museum in 2013. This typeface is based on Engravers Gothic. She studied at the Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCADU), class of 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cindy Kinash
[Cultivated Mind]

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Claire Wählen

Ottawa-based designer of a garmond poster in 2017. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Clare Prowse

Designer and illustrator in Halifax, Nova Scotia, who created the display typeface Rails (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Clarice Wong

Graphic design student in Vancouver, who combined Twentieth Century MT and Chaparral Pro to make the bastard child Chaplin (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Clayton Carkner

Graduate of Humber College in Toronto. Burlington, Ontario-based designer (b. 1994) of the (free) blackletter / tattoo typeface Leteske (2013).

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Clayton Kashuba

Canadian designer, b. 1988, who created the angular typeface Rocket Frog (2012), which was done with the technical help of FontPanda.

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Clayton Smith

American typeface designer at IBM, b. 1929, d. 2011 in Toronto of Alzheimer's. He was employed for 31 years by IBM, from 1945 until 1976, in I.B.M.'s Production Engineering Department at Poughkeepsie where he designed type. Prestige Elite (1953) has his name on it [although some sources say that Howard Kettler designed it]. Prestige Elite was digitally revived by many, including as Prestige and Prestige Two by SoftMaker, and as FixedPitch 800 by Bitstream.

FontShop link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Cody Chancellor

AAmerican artist and type designer, who lives in British Columbia. He created the casual hand-printed family Cody (2009, Delve Fonts). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Cody Jones

Vancouver-based graphic designer who created the fat didone typeface Fat Bros (2013, free). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cody Spahr

Sault Ste Marie, Canada-based designer of the tattoo font MyFont (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Colin Harrison

Graphic artist and illustrator from Caledon, Ontario, who is now based in Kitchener, Ontario. He created the experimental typeface Gundam (2010), which is based on scrap plastic pieces that came from a gundam model. In 2016, he designed the sans typeface Stalwart Gothic. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Colin Poon

Canadian graphic and type designer who was born in Calgary and lives in Vancouver. He designed the didone typeface Outlier Italic (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Colin Whitlock
[Surplus Type]

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Computational Mathematics Laboratory

Pankaj Kamthan's page on PostScript. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Connor Fitzgerald

Connor Fitzgerald (New York City) created the hand-printed poster typeface Ginga Freestyle (2011) for a series of ads for Ginga, a soccer company based in Toronto. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cooper and Beatty

Toronto-based typesetting company. Designers included A. Crawford and Allan R. Fleming. We cite: Cooper&Beatty, Limited was founded in 1921 by E. Cooper, L. Beatty and J.L. Pepper using the name Trade Composition Company. When Pepper left in 1926 the company was renamed to Cooper&Beatty. Until the Second World War it was essentially a trade typesetting company. In 1950 W.E. "Jack" Trevett acquired the company. Trevett shifted the focus to graphic design, for which Cooper&Beatty became known as one of the leading companies in the field. In 1986 the company was sold to Jannock Corporation and although greatly reduced in size today, continues to operate under the name of Cooper&Beatty Services Ltd. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Corel Corporation

Corel included hundreds of fonts with their graphics packages. Most of their fonts are from 1991 and 1992. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Toronto-based brand identity company. Free fonts made by them can be downloaded here: Sable CR, Tesori CR. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Corine Bond

Vancouver, BC-based student who created the pixelish or video game typeface Arcus (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Corinne Chesher

Graphic designer in Toronto who created the didone typeface Corina in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Corinne Su

Canadian designer of the display typeface Moderno (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cory Switzman

Graphic design student at the Ontario College of Art and Design University in Toronto. He created the art deco multiline typeface ECHO (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Court Jester~Y--The Voltairian

Truetype archive. No list of fonts, just 4MB worth of rar files. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Creating Comics
[James Kochalka]

Dave A. Law's links on comics fonts. The page includes a free Mac comic font by James Kochalka. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Creative Brainiacs

Canadian or French company. Designer(s) of the hand-drawn typefaces Caramellist (2016, brush script), Delikassy (2016), Fat Foot (2016), Caffe Bistro (2016), Jørn (2016), Old Tavern Serif (2016), Nancy (2016), Suppa Medium (2015), Hers (2015), Slabby Joe (2014), Kampon (2014), Hands Down 3 (2014), Big Tracy (2014, bilined), and Sugar Free (2014, a script). Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Crystal Wiesner

During her studies in Toronto, Crystal Wiesner designed the typeface Qweckle (2013).

Dafont link. Fontspace link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

CTV Sans

The Canadian television station CTV uses Font Bureau's CTV Sans family and Icomoon's Webiconfont v7 for its online presence. Links to their web site:

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Cud Eastbound

Canadian creator of the ultra-compressed hand-printed typeface Forest Fire (2013). Dafont link. Fontspace link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cultivated Mind
[Cindy Kinash]

Cindy Kinash is an apparel graphic designer from Canada. She started the Cultivated Mind foundry in 2012, and made a reputation as a script font designer. She published the hand-printed poster typefaces Amour (2012), Happy Cloud (2012), Have a nice day (2012, +Ornaments), Gionni (2012), Dreamy Hand (2012), Taluhla (2012) and Hello I Like You (2012). Requiem (2012) is grungy.

Cocobella (2012) is a delightful Treefrog-style connected brush script. Luella (2012) is a vintage poster font family. It includes several typefaces with ornaments.

Typefaces from 2013: Pacific Northwest (hand-drawn poster typeface), Mimbie (+Kitschy Ornaments, +Spooky Ornaments, +Social Media Icons), Maisy.

Typefaces from 2014: Westcoast Letters, the curly typeface Veronia (2014, with Callie Hegstrom), Local Market (with Charles Gibbons), True North (with Charles Gibbons: a set of letterpress emulation and poster typefaces in all caps; +Extras), Ciao Bella (with Charles Gibbons: a hand-drawn copperplate script emulation with four lovely hand-drawn sets of floral ornaments), La Chic (sic) (a poster font family on a didone body, with several sets of frilly frames), Pacific Northwest Letters, Pacifc Northwest Labels, Azaelia (hand-painted; comes with a dingbat font that has handmade frames, page dividers, ribbons and fancy flourishes).

Typefaces from 2015: Mulberry Script, Glamour Brush, True North Textures (letterpress emulation; with Charles Gibbons), Wanderlust (watercolor brush script), Wanderlust Collection (including Wanderlust Letters Pro, Decorative, Boho, Chic, Shine, Gold, Caps, and Ornaments).

Typefaces from 2016: Viva Beautiful, Garden Grown (brush script; +US B, +US C Caps), Local Brewery (vintage script). Local Brewery evolved in 2020 into Local Brewery Collection, and includes Icons, Extras, a monoline script and a tall all caps monolinear sans.

Typefaces from 2017: Northwoods (handcrafted sans).

Typefaces from 2018: Beauty Club (a script and a didone text family), City Streetwear, Beauty Style, Bushcraft (a geometric monoline script).

Typefaces from 2019: Garden Collection, Viva Beautiful Collection, Northwoods Rough, Eastville Square (signage script).

Creative Market link. YWFT link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Cultivated Mind Fonts

Canadian designer of the monoline script typeface Local Brewery (2020). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Curtis Bright

Canadian mathematician and computer scientist from the University of Waterloo who is currently a visiting postdoctoral fellow of Carleton University. Author in 2011 of Computer Modern Metafont to PostScript Type 3 Converter. He converted Knuth's 75 Computer Modern fonts with this short program, and explains: This is a collection of Knuth's Computer Modern fonts in PostScript Type 3 format. They are non-outline, non-bitmap versions which have been generated by a script which runs MetaPost on the original Metafont sources. Using the script, any CM family can be converted at any optical size, which might be useful if no Type 1 version is available and you require vector fonts, not bitmap fonts. Since they were not generated by approximating a Bézier curve to the font's contours, these can be considered the "most accurate" representations of Knuth's original design. On the other hand, they have no hinting and will not look good on-screen, except when viewed at high resolution. Also, using them with TeX requires compilation to DVI first, since pdfTeX does not seem to natively support PostScript Type 3 fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Curtis Patterson

Designer of Cranberriesfont (1999). Used to be at the University of Alberta. [Google] [More]  ⦿

CX Graphics
[Charice Xi]

Vancouver, Canada-based designer of the free fonts Fatcat (2020) and Reflee (2020: a stencil font inspired by reflections of rain and water). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cynscribe Calligraphy
[Cynthia Garinther]

Calligraphy link site maintained by Cynthia Garinther in Montreal. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cynthia Garinther
[Cynscribe Calligraphy]

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Dahlia Yuen

Graphic Design student at Vancouver Island University in Canada in 2013-2014. Creator of Neu Anglo (2014), an angular shaded typeface influenced by blackletter. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dain Kinkaide

Dundas, Ontario-based designer (b. 1984) of Dain's Handwriting (2005). Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dalton Halligan

Toronto, Ontario-based designer of the text typeface Eiffel (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dan Choi

Vancouver, Canada-based designer of the octagonal crate stencil font family Kraft Stencil (2021), which has various degrees of rounding. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Dan Ross

Australian / Canadian programmer who lives in Los Angeles. In 2021, he designed Flow, a typeface for wireframing, prototyping and experimenting, which just consists of horizontal strokes of varying lengths. Flow is free at Google Fonts.

Github link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dan Steinbok
[Out of Step Font Company]

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Dana Bayliss

Canadian designer of the fat finger font Poopy V2 (2020). Aka DJ Banana. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dana Dahlquist

Corporate identity person who also created some typefaces: Dahlquist Axe Titling Capitals, Dezynamotiv (art deco display face), Dockside, and this display face (2004). He runs Dahlquist Axe Studio in Victoria, BC. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dani Evstratenko

Medicine Hat, Canada-based student-designer of the octagonal typeface Tenko sans (2019), which takes inspiration from old signage in Medicine Hat. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daniel Agostino

Canadian designer of the hand-printed typefaces Dan's Hand Writing (2015) and Dan's Hand (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daniel D. Kim

Vancouver, BC-based designer of a couple of drop cap alphabets (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daniel Johnson

Canadian type designer. His typefaces:

  • Aguardiente (2010, heavy sans).
  • Deka (2010, a monospace font designed for very small display sizes).
  • Didact Gothic (2010, a simple and readable sans i in the form most often used in elementary classrooms).
  • He contributed to the GNU Freefont project. In particular, he created by hand a Cherokee range specially for FreeFont to be "in line with the classic Cherokee typefaces used in 19th century printing", but also to fit well with ranges previously in FreeFont. Then he made Unified Canadian Syllabics in Sans, and a Cherokee and Kayah Li in Mono. And never to be outdone by himself, then he did UCAS Extended and Osmanya. His GNU Freefont ranges:
    • Armenian (serif) (U+0530-U+058F)
    • Cherokee (U+13A0-U+13FF)
    • Unified Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics (U+1400-U+167F)
    • UCAS Extended (U+18B0-U+18F5)
    • Kayah Li (U+A900-U+A92F)
    • Tifinagh (U+2D30-U+2D7F)
    • Vai (U+A500-U+A62B)
    • Latin Extended-D (Mayanist letters) (U+A720-U+A7FF)
    • Osmanya (U+10480-U+104a7)
  • Grana Padano (2010).
  • Judson (2010, designed for African literacy).
  • Jura (2009). A sans family with support for Burmese, Cyrillic and Greek; redesigned and improved by Alexei Vanyashin in 2016; a variable font was added in 2019 by Mirko Velimirovic). Johnson explains: Jura is a family of sans-serif fonts in the Eurostile vein. It was originally inspired by some work I was doing for the FreeFont project in designing a Kayah Li range for FreeMono. (Kayah Li is a language used by a minority people group in Burma. Because the Burmese government suppresses the teaching of minority scripts, the Kayah Li script is taught only in schools in refugee camps in Thailand.) I wanted to create a Roman alphabet using the same kinds of strokes and curves as the Kayah Li glyphs, and thus Jura was born. Github link for Jura.
  • Megrim (2010, a monoline drawing table sans).
  • Pacaya (2013, a medium-weight sans).
  • Pfennig (2010, an extensive humanist sans family).
  • Rahel (2009, Hebrew).
  • Sacco-Vanzetti (2009, sans).
  • Stanislav Caps (2013).
  • Travelogue (2008).
  • Triad Postnaya (2010). An old Church Slavonic typeface and its Latin simulation twin. Free at the Open Font Library. Triod Postnaya attempts to mimic the typefaces used to publish Old Church Slavonic service books prior to the 20th century. It also provides a range of Latin letters in the same style.

Klingspor link. Fontspace link. Dafont link. Kernest link. Fontsquirrel link. Google Plus link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daniel Voshart

Canadian artist who studied at Ryerson University in Toronto. Designer of Kirkita (2005; coauthored with Kirk Dyer, it is also here), Skratchy the Spook (2004), Skratchy v1 (2006, with Jacob Kobold) and Skratchy v2 (2004; also with Jacob Kobold). Alternate URL. Yet another URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daniela Buitrago

During her studies at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver, Daniela Buitrago (b. Bogota, Colombia) created a modular dot matrix alphabet (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Danii Baker

Toronto-based designer of the ornamental unicase typeface Flash (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daqing Chu
[Pinyin fonts for Windows]

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Darren M. Boudreau
[Inception 8]

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Darren Rigby
[Darren Rigby]

Refreshing fonts created by Canadian Darren Rigby using High-Logic. The fonts come in truetype format (in 2000): Bayern (fraktur font), Beltane (2002), Brasspounder (2004), Con Jitters (2002, handwriting), Enigmatic, EnigmaticUnicodeRegular, Fitzgerald, GangueOuais (2002), HindsightUnicode (2001, with all European languages, Cyrillic, Armenian, and IPA), HindsightSmallCaps, HindsightRegular, HindsightMonospaceRegular, IntruderAlert, QuicktypeRegular, ThinDime, TorturerUpright, SilverDollar, DontWalkRun, History-Repeating (1999-2000), HistoryHappens, HistoryRepeatingH, HistoryHappens, HistoryRepeatingV, Lemon, Norse-Code (runes), OneEighty, TorturerBound, TorturerCrushed, Daybreaker, Yerevan, Seebreaze, Jareth, Tin Birdhouse, Tin Doghouse, Three-Sixty, Three-Sixty Condensed, Levity (2001, Western font), Gravity, River Avenue, Water Street, Warer Street Detour (unicase), Meridiana, Torquemada, Torquemada Starved, Torquemada Starved Unicode, Radian (2002), All Hooked Up (2002), Brasspounder (2004), Quilljoy (2004). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Darren Rigby
[Darren Rigby]

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Datarctic Information Systems

This outfit in Iqaluit, NWT, Canada designed the Inuktitut fonts Old Syl and QalluSylNormal in 1992. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dave Aquino

Designer of the art deco multiline typeface Beacon Hill (2009, FontStruct). The font is called "Beacon Hill" because it's inspired by the totem pole carvings at Beacon Hill park in Victoria, BC, Canada. If you turn the word on its side, it looks like a totem pole. Dave Aquino is located in Vancouver. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dave Feiner

Ottawa-based student who made Chester (2006), a grunged up version of Eurostile. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dave Kellam
[Eightface (was Dave Kellam.com)]

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David Anderson

Toronto, Canada-based designer of Raleigh Regular (1977, Ingrama), a typeface that takes after Carl Dair's Cartier. That typeface was copied (without Anderson's knowledge) and expanded (without italics, though) to a full set of weights by Adrian Williams (ca. 1978), who licensed it to Linotype. Today, Raleigh is sold by Bitstream. Anderson was associated with Toronto's Typsettra, which in 1977 began the design of original typefaces for Berthold, Letraset and ITC. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

David Arias

Type and culture blog by Vancouver-based designer David Arias. He created Isometrica (2008, a 3d pixel block face) and Toko (2009). Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

David Brezina

Czech designer (b. Brno) who graduated with a Masters in Informatics at the Masaryk University in Brno in 2005, spent a term at the Denmark's Designskole in Copenhagen in 2004 and graduated with distinction from the MA in Typeface Design at the University of Reading in 2007, where he wrote a thesis on his typefaces called Skolar and Surat. Skolar won an award at Paratype K2009. It was designed with scholarly and multilingual publications in mind. See, e.g., Skolar Devanagari. Later David founded Rosetta Type.

From 2004 to 2007, he ran his own design studio DAVI, with projects in graphic, web and interface design. Back in Brno, he worked with Tiro Typeworks (Canada) as an associate designer. At ATypI 2008 in St. Petersburg, he spoke about multi-script typography.

His typefaces include

  • CODAN (2005): a typeface inspired by the city of Copenhagen.
  • Yunnan (2004): oriental simulation face. Discussion on typophile.
  • Skolar and Surat (2008). Skolar was designed for multilingual scientific publications and is a serifed typeface in the Menhart tradition. It was published in 2009 by Type Together, and it is also listed by Rosetta Type. Skolar Basic (2009, Type Together) is the official name of this 6-style text family. Surat is an accompanying Gujarati family. Related to that, he wrote The evolution of the Gujarati typographic script (2007, University of Reading). Rosetta writes: Skolar was originally designed for academic publications: its vast character set caters for 90+ Latin-script languages, and its Greek and Cyrillic extensions together with Latin transliterations add support for another 70+ languages. All scripts are available with small caps, superior and inferior letters, five sets of numerals and alternate character forms (see note about the versions below). A comprehensive set of arrows (easily accessed via OpenType) and bullets round off the character set to meet the needs of even the most complex editorial and academic text settings. The light and extrabold styles (upright and italics) were designed with help from Anna Giedrys and Elena Schneider. Skolar's Cyrillic harmonises well with the Latin in its careful balance of distinctive styling and solid performance. Designed in consultation with Alexandra Korolkova, it supports most Slavic languages as well as many others like Kazakh and Mongolian. Additionally, Skolar includes language-specific forms for Serbian and Bulgarian. The Greek is a modern interpretation of the classic styles found in academic works, and is characterised by lively, fluid forms and varying stress. It includes both monotonic and polytonic Greek, and was designed in consultation with Irene Vlachou and Gerry Leonidas. Complete Skolar family also supports Indic scripts Devanagari (codesigned with Vaibhav Singh) and Gujarati distributed separately. Skolar has received international praise at the 2008 ED Awards, and was also shortlisted as one of the best typefaces that year by I LOVE TYPOGRAPHY. In 2009, the Cyrillic was awarded a Special Diploma at the international type design competition Modern Cyrillic, and won the first prize in Granshan's Cyrillic text type category. In 2015, the 72-font family Skolar Sans (see also, Skolar Sans PE, 2016), codeveloped by David Brezina and Slava Jevcinova at Rosetta Type Foundry, won a silver medal at the European Design awards. Skolar PE was added in 2020.
  • Yrsa and Rasa (2015, open-source type families published by Rosetta with financial support from Google). The fonts support over 92 languages in Latin script and 2 languages in Gujarati script (Gujarati and Kachchi). The design and production are by Anna Giedrys and David Brezina. Yrsa is the name of the Latin-only type family. Rasa is the name of the Gujarati type family. They explain: Both type families are intended for continuous reading on the web (longer articles in online news, magazines, blogs). In Yrsa, a special consideration was given to Central and East European languages and proper shaping of their accents. Rasa supports a wide array of basic and compound syllables used in Gujarati. In terms of glyphs included Rasa is a superset of Yrsa, it includes the complete Latin. What makes Yrsa & Rasa project different is the design approach. It is a deliberate experiment in remixing existing typefaces to produce a new one. The Latin part is based on Merriweather by Eben Sorkin. The Gujarati is based on David Brezina's Skolar Gujarati.
  • Adobe Gujarati (2012).
  • In 2019, at Rosetta Type, together with Slava Jevcinova and William Montrose, he released the variable font Adapter (with three axes, for latin, Greek and Cyrillic).
  • In 2020, he released Handjet (started in 2018, at Rosetta Type), which is built on the principle of a dot matrix printer or handjet printer. Glyphs are made up of collections of individual modules that take 23 elemental shapes. The Handjet family covers Armenian, Arabic, Cyrillic, Greek, Hebrew and Latin. Github download link.
  • Gridlite (2020, Rosetta Type) is a modular pixel typeface with adjustable foreground and background patterning. It also has a variable type format with three axes, Weight, Background, and Element Shape.

Blog. Myfonts link. Klingspor link. Speaker at ATypI 2013 in Amsterdam on the topic of multilingual type design. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

David Cabianca

Canadian type designer Cabianca holds masters degrees from The University of Reading, Cranbrook Academy of Art (2001) and Princeton University. Creator of the Scala Sans-like typeface Quotidian Sans (2002) and of Stupidity (2001). As a graduate student at Reading in 2003-2004, he designed Cardea (2003-2004), which was released by Emigre in 2014. Cardea is a masculine angular text typeface with high blood pressure. Emigre writes that he created a typeface that sparkles on the page, with high contrast, luster and crisp edges. The result is a type with a muscular or sculptural feel much like the work of artists Arne Quinze or Mark di Suvero.

David Cabianca teaches graphic design at York University in Toronto, Canada. Speaker at ATypI 2006 in Lisbon. [Google] [More]  ⦿

David Duke

Ontario-based graphic and web designer. Behance link.

He created Steampunk (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

David Hynes

Toronto, Ontario-based designer of the art deco typeface Rocko (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

David Michaelides

Font Shop font outlet man in Toronto. Used to be at 401 Wellington St W, Toronto, Ont M5V 1E8 Canada, and is very knowledgeable about fonts in general---Toronto is very lucky! He runs Swipe Books there. He will do custom font design work.

Now, David was the man in Toronto. Let me just replay this sweet testimony of Nick Shinn which explains how he got into type design: I too had a John Bull set. And played with Letraset. But there are many things "I started to become interested in" that didn't end up as my career(s). With type, I would say in retrospect that an accumulation of influences and circumstances made me an art director and subsequently a type designer. Had I been a better art director, I would no doubt have worked at an agency doing broadcast ads rather than B2B type-heavy print, directed commercials, and eventually become a movie director like Ridley Scott. Rather than a serial accumulation of prods in this direction, there may well have been a turning point when two or more influences coincided. I can certainly attribute my career as a (successful) type designer to one person. In the mid 1980s I gave up on type design, having had a couple of typefaces published a lot of work and precious little remuneration. Then in 1993 David Michaelides, the manager of the FontShop store in Toronto, organized a type event with Carter and Brody speaking; he then suggested I present some type concept ideas to FontFont, which I did, and they published Fontesque, which became very popular. Had it not been, I would probably not have pursued type design any further. A lot of turning points, serendipity, personal inspiration, opportunities opened up by new technology, and so on. [Google] [More]  ⦿

David Mondou-Labbe

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David Vereschagin
[Quadrat Communications]

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Davis Printing Company

Located in Toronto, this outfit published Alphabetical index to type faces, ca. 1935. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dawn Robinson

West-Vancouver based digital artist, b. 1987. Creator of Dotty Fun (2007), a dot matrix font (PDF only). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dean Britto

Toronto-based creator in 2009 of LSD Blackletter, a dot matrix blackletter face. Conflict (2012) is a modular gridded almost stencil design.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dean Stanton

Calgary-based designer in 1995 of the hand-printed font Litterbox ICG, the irregular hand-printed font Stanton (1995, Image Club Graphics) and Smile (1995). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Deep Blue
[Kevin Portman]

There are several studios in the world called Deep Blue. This one is located in Ankara, Turkey, and offers professional vector format font services. At Graphic River, one can buy some of Deep Blue's fonts. These include Vicasso (2012), Equilibrium (2013). On Behance, we read that the designer is the Torbit Mine, Columbia, Canada-based Kevin Portman. Elsewhere, the designer of Vicasso is identified as Ramzi Abdulbari (Dammam, Saudi Arabia). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Demiplane Cultural Bureau--Japanese Language

A free XWindows kanji font, and a free PostScript kana font. Plus some Japanese language links. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Deniart Systems
[Jan Koehler]

Great fonts for astrology, hieroglyphics, alchemy and the occult, by Toronto's Jan and Denise Koehler, mostly designed between 1993 and 1995. They moved to Litomerice and then Teplice, the Czech Republic, recently. MyFonts sells the fantastic Meso Americano dingbats, Hypnotica, AlchemySymbols (two fonts), BlackMagick, Border Twins (2010), CastlesShields, Curly Jane (2010), Cubista Geometrica (2010: op art), DaggersAlphabet, Dendera (ancient Egyptian Zodiac symbols), Dragons, Eggnog (2010), Fontazia Floradot (2012), Fontazia Papilio (2009), Fontazia Pop62 (2011, dingbats of flowers), Fontazia AquaFlorium (2010, fishtank dingbats), Fontazia Mazzo (2010, vases), Fontazia Stiletto (2011), Fontazia Y3K (2009, aliens), the Hieroglyph family (dingbats, really), Jolly Jester (2010, curly hand), MagiWriting, Meandros (2010, a paperclip design inspired by the Greek Key, or Fret, motif), Phaistos, Pocket Wrench (2010, octagonal), Polka Dot Wrench (2010), PowersofMarduk, Praha Deco (2010, inspired by the Prague art deco movement), the RongoRongo family (Easter Island script), SkeletonAlphabet, Sublimina, Superchunk, WhiteMagick, Yenda (2010, bold and angular).

List of font packages: Aglab, Alchemy Symbols, American Sign Alphabet, Ancient Writings Vol. 1, Ancient Writings Vol. 2, Angelica, The Astrologer Bundle, Astrologer, Aztec Day Signs, Black Magick, Braille Alphabet, Castles&Shields, Celestial Writing, Celtic Astrologer, Certar, Chinese Zodiac, Coptic Alphabet, Daggers Alphabet, Dendera, Dinosauria, Dragons, Egyptian Deities, Enochian Writing, Egypt. Hieroglyphics Vol 1, Egypt. Hieroglyphics Vol 2, Egypt. Hieroglyphics Vol 3, Egypt. Hieroglyphics Vol 4, Futhark, Greco, Hebrew Basic, Hypnotica, Magi Writing, Magick&Mystic, Malachim Writing, Masonic Writing, Maya Day Names, Maya Month Glyphs, Meso Americano, Meso Deko, Morse Code, Old Persian Cuneiform, Passing the River, Phaistos, Pike's Alphabets, Powers of Marduk, Sanskrit Writing, Semaphore Code, Signals&Signs, Skeleton Alphabet, Sublimina, Tengwanda Gothic, Tengwanda Namarie, Theban Alphabet, The Egyptologist, Tolkien Scripts, WhiteMagick, Skeleton Alphabet, Hebrew Basic, Sanskrit Writing. Note: I cannot find an entry for Jan Koehler at MyFonts, where all Deniart fonts are said to have been made by Denise Koehler. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Denis Libon

Canadian designer of the (free) shadow circus fonts Black Angel (2011), the art nouveau typeface Freshwater Classic (2011), Candle 3D (2011, +Black), and Topsquare (2011). He created the oriental simulation typeface Stick Rice (2011) and the display typeface Melted (2011).

In 2012, he created the shadow typeface ShowLetters, Pullstar (fat signage script family), Pullstar Holinight (2012), Tracker (hand-printed), Medley Script, Rose Heart, Spear Mint, Brick Wall (a texture face), Crispy, Crisp, Armand Chief (connected script), Mystic Arm, Back of Times, Back of Shadow, Fairland (blackletter), Armand Cocktail, and Thorn Heart.

In 2013, he published Jess Font and Jessy Heart.

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Denise Even
[Limelight Artistry]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Denise Koehler

Partner of Jan Koehler in Deniart Systems, which operated from 1993-2009 in Toronto, and then in Litomerice (Czech Republic). Her typefaces include: Skeleton Alphabet, Sanskrit Writing, White Magick Symbols, Theban Alphabet, Tolkien Tengwanda Namarie, Tolkien Tengwanda Gothic, Sublimina, Semaphore, RongoRongo (a system of glyphs discovered in the 19th century on Easter Island), Powers Of Marduk, Phaistos Disk Glyphs, Passing The River, Old Persian Cuneiform (1995), Morse Code, Meso Deko, Maya Month Glyphs, Maya Day Names, Masonic Writing, Malachim Writing, Magi Writing, Hypnotica, Egyptian Hieroglyphics Basic, Egyptian Hieroglyphics - The Egyptologist, Hebrew Basic, Greco (Greek face), Futhark, Enochian Writing, Egyptian Hieroglyphics - Deities, Medieval Dragons, Dinosauria, Egyptian Hieroglyphics - Dendera, Daggers Alphabet, Coptic Alphabet, Chinese Zodiac Symbols, Tolkien Certar, Celtic Astrologer Symbols, Celestial Writing, Castles&Shields, Braille Alpha, Black Magick, Aztec Day Signs, Astrologer Symbols, Angelica, American Sign Alphabet, Alchemy Symbols, Tolkien Aglab, Fontazia AquaFlorium (2010, fish tank dingbats), Snow Crystals (2010, followed by Snow Crystals 2 in 2012), Star Crystals (2010, more snow-like structures but having 8 instead of 6 axes of symmetry), Karika Swirls (2010), Karika Hearts (2010), Karika Encore (2011), Fontazia Chateaux (2011), Fontazia Chateaux Deux (2011), Fontazia Insomnia (2011), 21 Emmerson (2011), 4 Point Greek Fret (2011: labyrinthine), 4 Point Florals (2011), 4 Point Deco (2011), Mykonos (2011, labyrinthine), Harmonics (2011, a zig-zag face), Fontazia Motyl (2011, butterfly dings), Holiday Penguins NF (2011, Christmas dingbats), Fontazia Christmas Tree (2011), Eggs Galoe (2012, Easter egg font), Border Glyphs (2012, hieroglyphic), Fontazia Christmas Baubes (2012), Fontazia Christmas Tree 2 (2013), Karika Hypnotica (2014, hypnotic or kaleidoscopic glyphs), Symcaps Vario X1, Symcaps Vario X2, Symcaps Vario X3 (2016, op-art design). Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Derek Guo

Designer in British Columbia who created the fashion mag high-contrast typeface Kursive (2013).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Canadian designer of the dot matrix typeface Galactic Spaceport (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿


Canadian designer of the techno typeface Jeed (2006). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Diana Atienza

Vancouver-based designer of the experimental photograph-based typeface Wreckage (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dick Pape
[Ben Tour]

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Diego Puga
[Pazo math fonts]

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Digital Graphic Labs
[Brenden C. Roemich]

Brenden C. Roemich's Winnipeg-based foundry. They sold fonts at 10 to 20 USD a shot, but made them free starting in 2003, when they quit the font foundry business. The entire collection, mostly dated 1998: ALSScript (knock-off of Shelley Script Andante by Matthew Carter), Aberration, AngleterreBook, Aramis, AramisItalic, ChanceryCursive, Dichotomy, Eddie, EnterSansmanBold (heavy serious sans), EnterSansmanBoldItalic, FLWScript, Fanzine (ransom note face), GlassHouses, Gunmetal, ILSScript, Incite, KellsUncialBold, KellsUncialBold, LDSScriptItalic, MICREncoding, Misbehavin', NinePin, NobilityCasual, Overmuch (fat rounded), PinchDrunk, Protestant, PunchDrunk, RamseyFoundationalBold, RocketPropelled, SNCScriptItalic (a knock-off of Nuptial Script), ShagadelicBold (psychedelic), Spirit, StaticAgeFineTuning, StaticAgeHorizontalHold (textured like a bad TV signal), Symbolix, TempsNouveau, TitleWave, TypeWrong-Smudged-Bold, VinylTile, VulgarDisplay, Whimzee, WhizKid, alsscripttrial, bitwise (LED face), holyunion, overmuchtrial.

Direct download. Dafont link. Fontspace link.

Local download. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Digital Ink

Two custom designs for newspapers, Ink Bodoni and Ink Nulek, can be purchased here for 35 and 22 dollars respectively. Digital-Ink is located in Toronto. Makers of the InkFontDingbats font, 1996. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dima Badawi

During her graphic design studies in Ottawa, Dima Badawi designed Old Touma (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dimitrios Filippou on Greek TEX

Article by Filippou on Greek in TEX. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Diogene's monospace list

As posted on abf by Diogene:

  • Arial Monospaced (Monotype)
  • Base Monospace (Emigre)
  • Bitstream Typewriter (Bitstream)
  • Cash Monospace (Elsner&Flake)
  • Courier 10 Pitch (Bitstream)
  • courier 12 Pitch (Monotype)
  • Courier Line Drawn (Monotype)
  • FF Airport (FontFont)
  • FF Burokrat (FontFont)
  • FF Elementa (FontFont)
  • FF Letter Gothic / FF Letter Gothic Italic (FontFont)
  • FF TheSans Mono (FontFont)
  • ITC Avant Garde Monospace (ITC)
  • Letter Gothic (Adobe/Linotype-Library)
  • Letter Gothic 12 Pitch (Bitstream)
  • Matricia (Type-ø-Tones)
  • Monanti (Elsner&Flake)
  • Monkey Mono (Nick Shinn)
  • Monospace 821 (Bitstreams' version of Helvetica Monospaced) Bitstream
  • OCR A (Adobe/Linotype-Library)
  • OCR B (Adobe/Linotype-Library)
  • Old Typewriter (Apply Design)
  • Orator (Adobe/Linotype-Library)
  • Orator (Bitstream)
  • Prestige 12 Pitch (Bitstream)
  • Prestige Elite (Adobe/Linotype-Library)
  • Sjablony (TakeType)
  • Typewriter (Monotype)
Others have suggested to add Cinncinatus and Angelus, both by Scriptorium. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Diti Katona

Founding partner and creative director of Toronto-based Concrete Design Communications Inc. She has lectured at the Ontario College of Art and Design and the design department of York University. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dmitry Kirsanov: The World of Fonts

Web designer in Halifax who writes about fontography and type history. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dom Richichi

Ottawa, Ontario-based designer of the wedge-serifed typeface Domonic (2016), which was created for satanists. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Don Black Linecasting

Located in Toronto, Don Black deals in metal type, printing equipment, matrices, used type, and so forth. Alternate URL. His pages have many metal specimen, especially from Ludlow and Monotype. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dorothy Stephanie Baniak

Graphic designer and typographer in Toronto. In 2009, she created the experimental geometric typeface Kolo (This typeface design was inspired by tin can pull tabs. Thank you chicken of the sea.), the cool Newmar (Newmar was designed to compliment the symbol above. Influences: paperclips, Julie Newmar 1966&a gold belt. This typeface has two ascender lines&three descender lines.), and the curly display face Gallnut (gallnut---a round gall produced on the leaves and shoots of various species of the oak tree.). Home page. About Newmar, she writes: Newmar was designed to compliment the symbol above. Influences: paperclips, Julie Newmar 1966&a gold belt. This typeface has two ascender lines&three descender lines.

In 2012, Dorothy published the fun alchemic family Gelato (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dorrin Davoudi

Graphic designer and illustrator in Toronto, whose work includes a beautiful Romeo and Juliet typographic poster (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Doug Limin

Doug Limin (Toronto) created the purely geometric typeface Subliminal Design (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Douglas Wong
[Science Technology Centre Font Page]

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Dror Bar-Natan

Designer of a mathematical symbol metafont called dbnsymb. Bar-Natan is Professor at the Department of Mathematics at the University of Toronto, and has included a Canadian flag symbol as well. He also has a free script that one can use to make xfig drawings into a metafont. [Google] [More]  ⦿

D-Type Font Engine

"D-Type Font Engine consists of an ultra-fast grayscale rasterizer capable of generating beautiful antialiased type on screen or any other raster device." It works with TrueType, type 1, OpenType and type 3 fonts. For Windows, Mac and Unix. A demo (DType V3.2) is available. Located in Toronto, Ontario. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dung Le

Vancouver, BC-based designer of the Escher-inspired typeface Impossible Alphabet (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

E. Victor-C

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Earaj Inam

Ottawa, Ontario-based designer of Papercut (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

East Coast Font Club
[Michael C. Thomas]

East Coast Font Club is a small team of designers living in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. Canadian graphic designer, and design school instructor Michael C. Thomas, one of the members, designed the slab serif typeface Tea Hill in 2021. Lewis Read created the free typeface Limerock Sans (2021) and the vintage serif typeface The North Shore (2021). The club also published the slab serif typeface The Life (2021). [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Janet Cordahi]

Toronto-based graphic designer (b. 1984) and student at York University. Creator of Chiquita Banana (2005). Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ed Cleary

Coauthor with Jürgen Siebert and Erik Spiekermann of The FontBook, published by FontShop International in 1998, with additions and updates in the following years. Robert Stacey situates Cleary in the history of Canadian design [because Cleary lived and died in Toronto], when he talks about the 1980s: Typographic design integrity continues to be defended, meanwhile, against trendiness and clutter by such private-press and fine-printing luminaries as Coach House Printing's Stan Bevington, Hemlock Press's David Clausen, Giampa Textware Corp.'s Gerald Giampa, Imprimerie Dromadaire's Glenn Goluska, Dreadnaught Design's Robert MacDonald, Canadian Art's John Ormsby, Aliquando Press's Will Rueter, and the late Ed Cleary, of the venerable Cooper&Beatty Typographers and the more recent Font Shop. As their work serves to remind us, the "democratization" of type and print through desktop publishing software and hardware, and the attendant access of thousands of typefaces, increases rather than decreases the need for taste, discernment and restraint to be brought to bear on the management of textual and visual materials. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Edgar Valenzuela

Designer in Vancouver who specializes in corporate identities. His typefaces include:

  • Nebula (2013) is a sans serif typeface family.
  • Brisa (2013) is low-contrast ink-trapped angularly designed serif typeface for large bodies of text. Not to be confused with Brisa, a script typeface made in 2004 by Alejandro Paul / Sudtipos.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eightface (was Dave Kellam.com)
[Dave Kellam]

Eightface had free truetype fonts by Dave Kellam who was a student at Queen's University. He currently lives in England. David's fonts were mostly made in 1998: Cof, Plastic Tomato (thick round letters), dawgbox (grunge), Stay Clear (sloppy paint-- nice !), Pigment 08 (artsy), Dimestore Hooker (great eroded font), Niner, After Shok, and Eau de Toilet. Plus Discount Inferno (double vision font), Millionair, Nineteen 77, Adlock, Grade, Issac. Dave Kellam was born in Brockville, Ontario in 1981. He joined Fontmonster, where he (re)published Stay Clear, Adlock, DawgBox, DimestoreHooker, DiscountInferno, and PlasticTomato.

Direct download [now dead]. His type blog. Klingspor link. Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eiko Emori

Designer of the Inuktitut fonts Emi Inuktitut Regular and Medium (1995). They can be downloaded here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ekaterine Novikova

Russian designer of the Latin / Cyrillic script typeface Basil (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Electronic Typeface Design using Fontographer

Fontographer: Introduction. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eli Horn

Eli Horn (b. 1986) lives in Vancouver, Canada. Tommaso (2011, Lost Type) is an angular condensed caps face.

Behance link. Aka Fivethousand Fingers. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eli Slade

Calgary, Alberta-based creator of the contrasted sans typefaces Hargill (2013) and Slade (2013). I believe that Slade was renamed Hargill. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ellen Micallef

Toronto-based designer of OOTB (2015, an experimental typeface) and Manju (2015, an organic typeface). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ellen X

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Elling Lien

Editor of The Scope, an alternative magazine in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. Creator of Full Dece Sans (2011, comic book style), Scootch over Sans (2011), Middle Cove Beach Rocks (2011, a stone emalation face) and Half Cut Gothic (2011).

Typefaces from 2013: Ukulele, Blockhead, Doublespeak (multiline typeface), Arm Fight.

Dafont link. Fontspace link. Old URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ellis Design
[Matt Ellis]

Fonthill, Ontario-based student-designer (at Niagara College) of the free deco typeface Athene (2015), the squarish modular typeface Metro (2015), the free rounded sans Arciform, the free geometric sans Alcubierre (2015), the great free slab serif typeface Arctic (2015), and the free geometric sans typeface Ikaros (2015). Behance link. Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Elyssia Lasala

Graphic designer in Toronto, who created the display typeface Little Red Riding Hood (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Emily Johnston

Nanaimo, BC-based student designer of the decorative caps typeface Flora (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Emily Kryzhanovski

Aka Ash Lumiere and Emily Kryz. Canadian designer (b. 1995) of the Indian arrow-themed typeface Artemis Curse (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Emily McDonald

During her studies at York University in Toronto, Emily McDonald designed the text typeface Quarius (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Emily Prochnau

Graphic designer, creative thinker and photographer in Ottawa, who created the hipster typeface Revolutionary in 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Emily Rosati

Toronto-based designer of a colorful typographic poster entitled Jessie Reyez (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Emily Xiaofei Liu

Toronto-based designer of the experimental molecular typeface Xenon (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Emma Herlick

During her graphic design studies in Toronto, Emma Herlick designed the vintage typeface Alexander (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Emma McCallum

FontStructor who made Ally Ally Wooga (2010), a grungy hand-printed face. Is this the Emma I know in Toronto? [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eric Bettan's Homepage Fonts

Three-font archive. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eric Ochaya
[Ochaya Designs]

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Erin Chabot

Medicine Hat, Alberta-based designer of Geometric PH (2017), which is inspired by the abstract art of Peter Halley. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Erin Elizabeth

During her studies, Ottawa, Ontario-based Erin Elizabeth designed the sharp-edged typeface The Slant (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

e-scape and scrap

Commercial foundry associated with Canada Type, selling most of its fonts under the SE label ("Scrapper's Edition"). Owner and designer: Julie Mead. [Google] [More]  ⦿

E-Signature Digital Graphics

Sylvie Peladeau's company in Ottawa creates custom fonts, primarily logo, handwriting and signature fonts for corporations to integrate with mail merge campaigns, office automation, fax software, and web pages. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Esmeralda Mejia

During her studies at the Art Institute of Vancouver, Esmeralda Mejia (b. El Salvador, 1996) designed the textured caps typeface Frida (2018), the slimy typeface Monstrocity (2017) and the decoirative caps typeface Pipes (2017). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ethno Multimedia
[Vijayakumar Sinnathurai]

Publisher of Indic fonts, who set up Ethno fonts. He studied mechanical engineering at University of Sri Lanka in Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (1978) and chemical engineering at the University of Toronto (1981). He settled in Canada, and obtained a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Toronto in 2005. He had a lifelong interest in mathematical modeling and type design. Vijayakumar died in 2017.

Some of his Tamil fonts could be found at R. Padmakumar's archive. In 2017, after his death, Vijayakumar's family granted me permission to place the collection on my site for free download. There are sometimes multiple versions of the same font, with minor changes. All of these are included too. The list:

  • Aabohi Adaanaa (1993)
  • Anantha Shanmugathas (1993, with Ranjan Shivakumar&EPICS)
  • Ananthabairavi (1994, with Ranjan Shivakumar)
  • Boopalam (1994)
  • Chunnakan (1995)
  • DenukaPC (1995)
  • Dheepa
  • Gayathri.
  • Geethapria (1993)
  • Hamsathvani (1995, with B. Gnanapandithan)
  • Hemawathy
  • Hindolam (1995)
  • Janaranjani
  • Kalyani (1994)
  • Kamaas (1993, with Ranjan Shivakumar)
  • Karaharapriya (1994)
  • Keeravani (1994, with B. Gnanapandithan)
  • Lathangi
  • Madhuvanthi (1992)
  • Mohanam (1993, with Ranjan Shivakumar)
  • Nagananthini (1994, with Nicolas)
  • Needhimathi (1995)
  • Ranjani (1992)
  • Rasihapriya (1993)
  • Sahaanaa (1995)
  • Sangeetha
  • Saraswathy (1993)
  • Sevvanthi
  • Sindhubairavi (1995)
Missing are Adankappidaari (1993, with Ranjan Shivakumar), Kilavi (1993), Malayamarutham (1994), Pichchaikari (1993, with Nicolas), Shanmugapriya (1993, with B. Gnanapandithan), Sindhu (1993), Sngarabaranam (1993), TML Helv Plain (1992).

His fonts were developed on Commodore 64, on which one could not make the long N (Moonu suzhi N) as a single character and the result was a non-symmetric placement of the pulli (the dot). Vijayakumar continued that style in his fonts so he could easily recognize his work anywhere. That asymmetric pulli also led to the demise of his typefaces. A link has been set up to raise funds for the Vijayakumar scholarship at the University of Toronto to honour his memory.

Download link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Etienne Poulin

Originally from Quebec where he was art director at Ubisoft, Etienne Poulin is a graphic designer and art director in Vancouver, Canada. He created a thin pixelish typeface called Pixel & Cie (2013).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Evan Anderson

Vancouver, Canada-based designer of the techno-military or athletic lettering font family Squadron (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Evan Clarkson

Canadian designer of Articulate (2014) and the free vampire font Cryptik (2014). Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Evan Lefebvre

Ottawa, Ontario-based designer of El Punto (2016), a display typeface inspired by Western woodblock hand-painted lettering found throughout Mexico. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[E. Victor-C]

EVCCo is the foundry of London, Ontario-based type designer E Victor-C, est. 1980. EVCco has engaged in numerous acts of illustration, photography, and graphic design for clients representing fields as diverse as education, architecture, and the music industry.

He created West Warp (2010), Evcial (2000, monoline geometric avant garde sans) and Chapeau (2010, experimental). In 2020, he released the art nouveau-inspired typeface Annadalea. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Every Celtic Thing on the Web (Fonts)

Celtic font links. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eyewire Studios

Formerly Image Club Graphics. Was Adobe Studios until late 1998. Calgary-based foundry and font vendor. Free fonts Pacifica Condensed and Mini Pics Digidings. In February 2003, Eyewire was acquired by Agfa/Monotype: big fish eats small fish. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Font vendor located in Calgary, Canada. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Ellen X]

Canadian who designed free handwriting fonts such as Fairytaled Handwriting (2008), Karma (2008) and Scratch (2008). The artist is Ellen X. Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Paul Sych]

Faith is a Torontonian outfit headed by designer and type designer Paul Sych, who has published fonts with FontShop and Thirstype. Designer of the experimental typefaces FF Dig, FF Dog and FF Hip (1991, FontFont). Thirstype fonts: Wit (1995), USeh (1994), Fix, Toy. FUSE 6 font: Box (1992, FontShop, pixel style).

In 2014, he hooked up with Canada Type, also in Toronto, and published the heavy rounded sans (custom) typeface MiO (2014), the hand-drawn Centrum (2014).

FontShop link. FontFont link. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Farahanz Gholamrezaee

Vancouver-based designer of Polka Dot (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Uta Hinrichs]

FatFonts is a graphical technique conceived and developed in 2012 by Miguel Nacenta (a lecturer in human-computer interaction at the School of Computer Science, University of St Andrews, Scotland), Uta Hinrichs (originally from Lübeck in Germany, she is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Calgary in Canada), and Sheelagh Carpendale (a computer science professor at the University of Calgary).

Numerals in vector fonts developed by the team have a thickness that is proportional to their value. Numerals can also be nested. The (free) fonts were converted to opentype by Richard Wheeler (a PhD student at The Sir William Dunn School of Pathology of Oxford). Uta Hinrichs designed Gracilia, Cubica, and Rotunda. She co-designed Miguta with Miguel Nacenta. Finally, Richard Wheeler himself created the LED typeface 7Segments. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Finlay Paterson

3d Animator in Toronto, b. 1990. He created the art deco / logo typeface Chaos Math (2009). Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fiona McDougall

Graphic designer in Toronto. She created the Knotty typeface in 2009. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Canadian creator of the free grunge font Dirty Joe (2008) and the free hand-printed outline typeface Outlined (2011) and the hand-printed Dear Diary (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Font embedding

Neat explanations on font embedding in web pages by Microsoft. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Font Explorer 1.5 beta
[Arash Ramin]

Font Explorer is a freeware 32-bit font manager for Windows 95/98/NT. Version 1.5 is a complete rewrite, with a completely new interface. By UBC's Arash Ramin. His outfit is called Digitalroom.net. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Font Forestry
[Jeremy Vessey]

Font Forestry (Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada) is yet another venture of Jeremy Vessey, this time in cooperation with his companion, Stephanie Arsenault. I assume that it too is actually based in Montreal. Established in 2017, their initial fonts include Tuesday Night (a free signature script), Mr. Quincy, Harvester (script), Fischer (rounded industrial octagonal sans), Henrik (a free letterpress emulation typeface), Quartz Grotesque, Cymbria (free weathered sans), Waves (a great caps only skyline font) and Seaport (brush script).

Typefaces from 2018: Monique Script, Maveryk.

Typefaces from 2022: Marlowe (all caps serif).

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

Fontage Canada
[Joanna Briggs]

Joanna Briggs' nice original fonts such as Leger Light (1998), and the handwriting font Menrath Antiqua (1998). Commercial fonts: Cancon (Canadian flag in the a and o!), Medwin Sans and Regular, Acoustic, Krovelblad, Accacciatura, Airport Carpet. Fontspace link. [Google] [More]  ⦿


From Vancouver, G. Gibson and Associates' program for converting Truetype and Postscript Level one fonts into AutoCAD fonts. 95USD. For Windows. Sold here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fonteam International
[Marin Darmonkow]

Marin Darmonkow is the designer at Fonteam International of Refugee (2002), K-Taj (2002), Jaxon (2002), Inahurry (2002), Fontone (2002). He used to be located in St. Johns, New Foundland. Alternate URL. List of fonts at the site: Aga, Bordy, Clichet (stencil), Darmonkow, Dotmap, Fontone, GiaMagdalena, Grozen, Inahurry, Jaxon, Kitaj, Liveon, Moden A, Newold, Orthodox, Orthodox 2 (cyrillic simulation typefaces), Ossie 02, Pechat, Refugee, Repenton (gothic), Squaremap (pixel face), Sunny Samuel, Tutiin, Valerie ZD, Vetren Sans (elegant high contrast sans family), Vlast. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fonts For Flash
[Randy Caldwell]

Toronto-based "Fonts For Flash" (est. April 2002, run by Walter Apai) offers low cost pixel fonts and allows type designers to sell their fonts through the site. Randy caldwell is the name mentioned by dafont.

Free crippled demos: FFF Freedom, FFF Reaction, FFF Compact, FFF Agent, FFF Extras. MyFonts site. See also here. In 2003, Fonts For Flash and TRUTH in Design developed the notion of Superpixel fonts, which are pixel fonts with quarter pixels added to certain blank pixels so that the results show well in Flash. An example is Halogen (2003).

Dafont has some free fonts, and mentions the name Randy Caldwell.

The list of fonts: Abstract, FFFAccess, FFFAccessExtended, FFFAgentCondensed, FFFAgentTrial, FFFAlaska, FFFAlaskaCondensed, FFFAlaskaCondensed, FFFAlaskaCondensed, FFFAntigua, FFFAntiguaBold, FFFAntiguaBoldExtended, FFFAntiguaExtended, FFFAquarius, FFFAquariusBold, FFFAquariusBoldCondensed, FFFAquariusCondensed, FFFAtlantis, FFFAtlantis, FFFAtlantis, FFFAtlantisBold, FFFAtlantisBoldCondensed, FFFAtlantisCondensed, FFFAtlantisTrial, FFFAtlantisTrial, FFFAvantiBoldCondensed, FFFBusiness, FFFBusinessBold, FFFBusinessBoldExtended, FFFBusinessExtended, FFFBytecode, FFFBytecodeExtended, FFFCalypso, FFFCalypsoExtended, FFFCompact, FFFCorporate, FFFCorporateBold, FFFCorporateBoldExtended, FFFCorporateExtended, FFFCorporateRounded, FFFCorporateRoundedBold, FFFCorporateRoundedBoldExtended, FFFCorporateRoundedExtended, FFFCosmos, FFFCosmosCondensed, FFFDaylight, FFFDaylightBold, FFFDaylightBoldExtended, FFFDaylightExtended, FFFDirect, FFFDirectCondensed, FFFDiscotheque, FFFDreamer, FFFDreamerBold, FFFDreamerBoldExtended, FFFDreamerExtended, FFFEnchanted, FFFEnterprise, FFFEnterpriseBold, FFFEnterpriseBoldExtended, FFFEnterpriseExtended, FFFEstudioExtended, FFFExecutive, FFFExecutiveBold, FFFExecutiveBoldExtended, FFFExecutiveExtended, FFFExecutiveTrial, FFFExpresso, FFFExpressoBold, FFFExpressoBoldExtended, FFFExpressoExtended, FFFExtras, FFFExtras2, FFFFamily, FFFFamilyExtended, FFFForward, FFFFreedom, FFFFreedomTrial, FFFFuego, FFFFuegoBold, FFFFuegoBoldExtended, FFFFuegoExtended, FFFGalaxy, FFFGalaxy, FFFGalaxyBold, FFFGalaxyBoldExtended, FFFGalaxyExtended, FFFGalaxyExtended, FFFGalaxyExtraBold, FFFGalaxyExtraBoldExtended, FFFGames, FFFGamesBold, FFFGamesBoldExtended, FFFGamesExtended, FFFGamesThin, FFFGamesThinBold, FFFGamesThinBoldExtended, FFFGamesThinExtended, FFFGardencity, FFFGardencityBold, FFFGardencityBoldExtended, FFFGardencityExtended, FFFGlorious, FFFGloriousBold, FFFGloriousBoldExtended, FFFGloriousExtended, FFFHarmony, FFFHarmony, FFFHarmony, FFFIdea, FFFIdeaCondensed, FFFIntelligent, FFFIntelligentCondensed, FFFIntelligentThin, FFFIntelligentThinCondensed, FFFInterface01, FFFInterface01b, FFFInterface02, FFFInterface02b, FFFInterface03, FFFInterface03b, FFFInterface04, FFFInterface04b, FFFInterface05, FFFInterface05b, FFFInterface06, FFFInterface06b, FFFInterface07, FFFInterface07b, FFFInterface08, FFFInterface08b, FFFLighthouse, FFFLighthouseExtended, FFFMagazine, FFFMagazineBold, FFFMagazineBoldExtended, FFFMagazineExtended, FFFMajestica, FFFMajesticaBold, FFFMajesticaBoldExtended, FFFMajesticaExtended, FFFManagerBold, FFFMetropolis, FFFMetropolisExtended, FFFMinitower, FFFMinitowerBold, FFFMinitowerBoldExtended, FFFMinitowerExtended, FFFMinute, FFFMinuteBold, FFFMinuteBoldExtended, FFFMinuteExtended, FFFModulas, FFFModulasBold, FFFModulasBoldExtended, FFFModulasExtended, FFFMono01, FFFMono01BoldExtended, FFFMono01Extended, FFFNadador, FFFNadadorBold, FFFNadadorBoldCondensed, FFFNadadorBoldTight, FFFNadadorCondensed, FFFNadadorTight, FFFNeostandard, FFFNeostandardBold, FFFNeostandardBoldExtended, FFFNeostandardExtended, FFFNeostandardTrial, FFFPhantom01, FFFPhantom01, FFFPhantom02, FFFPlaneta, FFFPlanetaBold, FFFPlanetaBoldExtended, FFFPlanetaExtended, FFFProfessional, FFFProfessional, FFFProfessional, FFFProfessionalBold, FFFProfessionalBold, FFFProfessionalBoldExtended, FFFProfessionalBoldExtended, FFFProfessionalExtended, FFFProtege, FFFProtegeBold, FFFProtegeBoldExtended, FFFProtegeExtended, FFFReaction, FFFReactionBold, FFFReactionBoldCondensed, FFFReactionBoldExtended, FFFReactionCondensed, FFFReactionCondensed, FFFReactionCondensed, FFFReactionExtended, FFFReactionTrial, FFFRegates, FFFRegatesBold, FFFRegatesBoldCondensed, FFFRegatesCondensed, FFFRegency, FFFRegencyBold, FFFRegencyBoldExtended, FFFRegencyExtended, FFFResolution, FFFResolutionCondensed, FFFSailor, FFFSailor, FFFSilver, FFFSilverExtended, FFFSimplicity, FFFSimplicityExtended, FFFSpacedust, FFFStar, FFFStar, FFFStar, FFFStarBold, FFFStarBoldCondensed, FFFStarCondensed, FFFStrawberry, FFFTimeline01, FFFTimeline02, FFFTraditional, FFFTraditionalExtended, FFFUrban, FFFUrbanBold, FFFUrbanBoldExtended, FFFUrbanExtended, FFFViewpoint, FFFViewpointBold, FFFViewpointBoldExtended, FFFViewpointExtended, FFFZerofactor, FFFZerofactorBold, FFFZerofactorBoldExtended, FFFZerofactorExtended, Lemoine, LemoineExtended, Orgill, OutlinePixel, OutlinePixelExtended, Pixpat10, Pixpat20, RaxelGreek, RaxelGreekBoldBold.

Showcase of the typefaces made by Fonts For Flash. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Fonts R Us

Gif files of characters for use in web pages: 5 dollars per font. By Jim Norman. [Google] [More]  ⦿


X-server format font archive (PCF, BDF formats) with these fonts: Artsie (by Chris MacGowan, Pinhead (also by Chris), Caps, Bigcaps, Smallcaps, Vga (by Larry Varney), Outcast, Shine, Bright and Zaber (the last four fonts by "The Bishop"). [Google] [More]  ⦿


Martin Hosken's free Perl module for TrueType font hacking. Supports reading, processing and writing of the following tables: LTSH, OS/2, PCLT, cmap, cvt, fpgm, glyf, hdmx, head, hhea, hmtx, kern, loca, maxp, name, post, prep, vhea, vmtx and the reading and writing of all other table types. In short, you can do almost anything with a standard TrueType font with this module. Alternate site. Another site. Now also support for the OpenType tables: GSUB, GDEF and GPOS and also a bunch of AAT tables. The module now also supports XML output and a buggy XML input. Man pages. On-line manual. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fox Valley Type

This foundry is possibly located in Fox Valley, Saskatchewan, or Fox Valley, IL. Designer of the inline display typeface Rhidian (2020). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Francesco Franciosi
[High Peak]

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Frank Lawrence
[Pallor Publishing]

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Franklin Veiga

Sao Luis, Brazil (and before that, Vancouver, Canada)-based creator of Flaot Stencil (2013, a modular stencil face), Obvious (2013, a hairline geometric experimental typeface) and Hideseek (2013, a straight-edged experimental typeface).

In 2014, he created the ultra-fat typeface Dreew.

In 2016, he published Modernista which was inspired by the work of Brazilian Architect Oscar Niemeyer.

In 2020, he released Andarillo (a display typeface inspired by vintage travel posters and magazines).

Typefaces from 2021: Sarttori (a stylish 6-weight display serif). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Fraser Stewart

Toronto, Ontario-based designer of the sans typeface Zenith in 2017. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Freda Lewko

Vancouver, BC-based designer of the free connected script typeface Lament (2017). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fredrick M. Nader
[Apostrophic Laboratory]

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Fredrick Nader

Canadian designer of the didone typeface Frisco (2002, with Alejandro Paul) at Typeworx in Toronto, a company which he co-founded. He is also the well-known type designer "Apostrophe" at Apostrophic Lab [dead link] in Toronto, where he created hundreds of full font families. He was the main industrial custom type designer in Toronto. Interview: Who is Apostrophe?. MyFonts admits that Nader's current whereabouts are unknown. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Friedrich (Fred) Peter

Vancouverite who designed the wedding invitation font Vivaldi (1965, Letraset). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Friedrich Peter

Aka Fred Peter. We find the name Friedrich Peter at Monotype and most other foundries. Designer, visual artist and calligrapher (b. 1933, Dresden, Germany) who moved to West Berlin in 1950, where he studied lettering design, painting, graphics, typography and calligraphy at the Academy of Visual Arts. He emigrated to Canada in 1957 with his wife, and started teaching in 1958 at the Vancouver School of Art, which later became the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, and this until 1998. He has many designs for postage stamps, coins and medals in Canada between 1980 and 1998. He is an all-round artist who is also famous for his contributions to calligraphy. His typefaces:

FontShop link. Klingspor link. Linotype link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Fritter Donut

Designer of Manuscript Caps (2011, uncial or Celtic caps). [Google] [More]  ⦿

G. Kevin Connolly

G. Kevin Connolly's thesis at the University of Calgary on legibility: Legibility and Readability of Small Print: Effects of Font, Observer Age and Spatial Vision (1998). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gabriel Lam
[Gia Bao Lam]

Gabriel (or Gia Bao) Lam is an art director in Toronto. His typefaces:

  • The gorgeous free high-contrast text display typeface Monarch Display (2018).
  • The 14-style contemporary grotesque Darker Grotesque (2019). Co-designed by Gabriel Lam and Vietanh Nguyen and free at Google Fonts.
  • The neo-grotesk typeface family Be Vietnam (2019). Co-designed by Gabriel Lam and Vietanh Nguyen and free at Google Fonts. Github link for beVietnam.
  • Saigon Sans (2020). An outgrowth of BeVietnam with additional weights.

Github link for Gabriel Lam, aka bettergui. Fontsquirrel link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gabriella (Junjiao) Li

As a student at Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver, BC, Gabriella (Junjiao) Li designed TTTT (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gates Godin

During his graphic design studies in Sudbury, Ontario, Gates Godin designed the modular typeface Godina (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

[J.F.Y. Daniel Gauthier]

J.F.Y. Daniel Gauthier (GautFonts) was born in Montreal in 1964, and lives in Hamilton, Ontario. His fonts from 2005 and before include BarrelOfMonkeys, ChainFontOpen, ChangChang, ChangChangWoodcut, DirtyDarren, FireStarter, GriffinDucks, Jenna Myles, LollipopLettering, Lymphnodes, PooCorny, PooSmooth, Quake3ArenaBats (scanbats), SapphireSativa (2005), ZappaBats, Judas Priest (2004), Caviar Rancid (2004), BackPage (2003), BatFont (2003), MagicCatalog (2003), Samdan (2003), The One Ring (2003), The 3 Stooges (2003), Yahoo Font (2003), BikerBones, CBGBFont, Cortesia, DryGulchBlack, DryGulchOpen, FlyLegs, Frank, MissingLink, PotLand, Punk, SheCreature, SweetLeaf, ThaiPedicure, TypoNegative, VectorBlack, VoodooDollLetters, VoodooDolls, VoodooDollsPinned, ZappaBats, Griffin (2002), GriffinBold (2002), HeadHunter (2002), Montezuma (2002), MontezumaAncient (2002), MrBubbleFont (2002), PhoenixOne (2002), PhoenixTwo (2002), Spliffs (2002), SteelTown (2002), TattooLettering Black (2002), TattooLettering Open (2002), VladDraculBats (2002), Beatnik Hayseed (2002), ChangChang (2002, oriental lookalike), Crumb (2002), GearBox (2002), Happening (2002), LogFont (2002), Piranha (2002), Sardines (2002), Tilt-A-Whirl (2002), ChineseWatchShop (2002), DickVanDyke (2002), Göt (2002), KamikazeBats (2002), Springfield Tablets, AlphabetFridgeMagnets, Beethoven, BeethovenRough, BeethovenRougher, Bicycle (outlined), BicycleFancy, BoobToob, Burris (Old West font), BurrisGhostTown, BurrisShootOut, CBGB (pearly letters), Chain Font Black, CheapSign, ChickenFarm, CornFed, CrappyDan, CrappyDanLowercase, DimWitGauche, DimWitRight, Eastwood, FantasticFont, Fear, FearlessVampireKillers, FeltCrappyDan, FrootStand, GassyGaut, GauFontExposition (trilined), Gauts, GautsMotelLowerLeft, GautsMotelLowerRight, GautsMotelUpperLeft, GautsMotelUpperRight, Gearbox (geary alphading face), Göt (blackletter), HoaryGaut, Houdini, IncantationOne, IncantationTwo, IrwinAllen, JackOLantern, Jagged, JoeJack, KathleenLowercase, KathleenUppercase, KentuckyFriedFont, KentuckyFriedChickenFont (2004, signage), LeadType, LeadTypeBoldInked, MadScience, Moscoso (morphed Western titling font, psychedelic), OogieBoogie, OrganDonorGuts, OrganDonorSkin, PinkCandyPopcornFont, PooCorny, PooSmooth, Potland (marihuana alphadings), Punk, RapaNuiLetters, RapaNuiMoaiBats, RapaNuiMoaiFont, RedStar (2004, pretty handwriting based on the pen of Linda Cappel), RedStarBold, RockFont (Flintsones font?), Sasquatch, Sea Creature, Shaman, ShermlockMadstyle, ShermlockSolid, Shock, ShockThick, SpookyMagic, StagTickets, StartlingFont, TattooParlour (2004, scanbats), ToOsamaLoveGeorge, TypewriterKeys, Vector, WebPress, WebPressBold, Weird, WereWolf, ZootAllures. He has some comic book fonts, some dingbats, and several fonts around the theme of magic.

Interview. Fontspace link. Dafont link. Klingspor link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Genevieve Pizzale

As a student in Toronto, Genevieve Pizzale designed the typeface Dots (2016), which combines elements of Bauhaus, modernism and futurism. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gennaro Palmieri

Gennaro Palmieri is a 3d mechanical designer who lives in Canada. He created some hand-printed and fat finger typefaces in 2013 such as Gennaro Palmieri HP Pencil (crayon font), Gennaro Palmieri Niagara 3D, Gennaro Palmieri Hectic 3D, Gennaro Palmieri Formal 3D, Gennaro Palmieri Thorny 3D, Gennaro Palmieri Draftsman 3D, Gennaro Palmieri Cursive 3D, Gennaro Palmieri Dots 3D, Gennaro Palmieri Bold Black, Gennaro Palmieri Formal, Gennaro Palmieri Thorny, GennaroPalmieri Cursive, GennaroPalmieri Hectic, GennaroPalmieri, GennaroPalmieri Dots 2012, Olivia Palmieri, Anthoiny Palmieri, and Pal Gen. [Google] [More]  ⦿

George Gu

Toronto-based George W.L. Gu worked in a publishing house in Shanghai for eight years as assistant editor and graphic designer. In 1991, he received his Masters degree from the Musashino Art University in Tokyo where he wrote a thesis on digital typography. After graduation, he worked in the design center of Sharp for four years as the head of the font team and subsequently as an adviser. Since 1988, George has been developing and designing CJK Multiple Master display typefaces. In 1998, he single-handedly completed a set of JIS X 0208-1990 MMT, which contains 25,420 Kanji and Kana symbols. He lives in Toronto since 1993.

Speaker at ATypI 2012 in Hong Kong: Hanzi: The Past, Present, and Future.

In his Hong Kong talk, Gu basically summarizes the history of CJK font design. Here are the main points:

  • 1807: Robert Morrison mixed Chinese wooden types with English metal letters for printing.
  • 1858: William Gamble (1830-1886) was the first to electroplate Chinese type for printing. In modern printing, we call the typefaces, Hong Kong and Shanghai types, respectively.
  • Gamble was invited to Japan and taught the locals how to make hot type. In 1912, Japanese type designers purchased the Linn Boyd Benton machine from the U.S., which allowed them to transition from mould-cutting by hand to large-scale production by machine.
  • Ishii Shigekich and Morisawa Noboo, inspired by Monotype, invented the photo-typesetting machine. Nevertheless, due to the vast quantity of Hanzi characters in use, the high cost and time-consuming process of transforming these types from hot metal onto high precision photo-typesetting machine is an ongoing limitation.
  • Gu lists the limitations of Far East font designs: Flaws resulting from sizing fonts, Uneven alignment, Disruption of normal spacing, Loss of aesthetics in the development of type families.
  • Lu concludes with font production methods that are best suited for use in printed materials, electronic devices, and the internet: (1) Stroke typefaces such as Dyna Font (made in Taiwan), (2) Typefaces that are partitioned such as the Paris and Berlin types, ca. 1836-1860, (3) Use of Fontographer's EM function to alter font weights, (4) Use of MMT technology.
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George Mok's free signature font service

George Mok (P.O. Box 1918, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T5J 2P3) will make a free TrueType signature font. Just send him your signature or picture on a sample sheet. Full functional fonts for 30 dollars. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Georgina A. Turner

Pefferlaw, Ontario-based designer of the alphading typeface Quick Shoe & Boot (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gerald Giampa
[Lanston Type Co]

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Gerardo Agbuya

Toronto-based designer of the display caps school project typeface Feather Font (2013). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Geridyn Moreno

Toronto-based designer of the script typeface Glou Myths (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿


Written by David Huggins-Daines, gglyph is a GNU-license open code previewer and installer for Type 1 fonts for X-Windows/Linux. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gia Bao Lam
[Gabriel Lam]

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Gilad Sotil

Toronto, Canada-based designer of the LED font Conceptual (2016, for Latin and Hebrew), Sports Icon Set (2016), Fastfood Icons (2015), and the Hebrew display typeface BaShalom (in peace). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gillie Natra

Graphic designer in Toronto, who created the heavy Hebrew typeface Galeria in 2016. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Glenn Goluska

Glenn Goluska (b. 1947, Chicago; d. 2011, Montreal) was a Canadian book designer and typographer. He came to Canada as a student at the University of Toronto. After graduating he worked for some time in the United States before returning to Canada to work at Coach House Press. He left Coach House Press to focus on letterpress printing first in Toronto and later in the Saint Henri neighborhood of Montreal under the labels Imprimerie Dromadaire and Nightshade Press. Goluska was awarded the Robert R. Reid Award for lifetime achievement or extraordinary contributions to the book arts in Canada by the Alcuin Society in 2011.

Goluska had a book typeface designed in his honour by Nova Scotia-based type designer Rod MacDonald. The typeface, simply called Goluska, was published in 2021 at Canada Type, where Patrick Griffin oversaw the production and the addition of some variable fonts. Goluska admired Dwiggins, so Goluska, the typeface, was influenced by the puppeteer's work, especially the Scotch roman typeface Caledonia.

Obituary by Brigitte Schuster. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Globe and Mail
[Nick Shinn]

Canada's main newspaper, The Globe and Mail, was redesigned on April 23, 2007. It features a new font family, consisting of Globe and Mail Sans, Globe and Mail News, and Globe and Mail Text subfamilies, all designed by Nick Shinn. Thanks to the new type, the width of the paper was decreased to 12 inches, matching the Wall Street Journal. The redesign is good, with strong sectioning by well-designed separators. Sample. See also the piece by News Designer. The Globe and Mail News font replaces the old serif headline font, and introduces a semi-serif with the ascenders of the b, d and l slightly bent near the top. Its "l" has a tail for readability I suppose. Personally, I would have stuck with a solid serif headline face---classy and timeless.

Chapter two, October 1, 2010--another redesign, this time catastrophic by any standard. Text content is reduced, pictures are bigger and flashier (and all in color), sports scores, sudoku puzzles, and just about any piece of information is smaller (to the point that sudokus, for example, are almost impossible to do with no scratch space left), and large one-page ads without information are taking over. Nick Shinn's Globe Sans is not bad, but the Globe promises a reduction in its use of serif typefaces for text, and that is another major blunder. This is very sad, indeed, because just about all other newspapers in the country, some French ones excepted, are in the hands of a right-wing group and provide predictable biased content. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Jeff Lee]

Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada-based designer (b. South Korea) of the free handcrafted display typeface Playertip (2016), which was developed during his studies at British Columbia Institue of Technology. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gordon Montgomery

Edmonton, Alberta-based graphic designer who created the display typeface Gothic Gotham in 2014. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Government of Nunavut

The Government of Nunavut's web site has these free Inuktitut fonts: EmiInuktitutMedMedium, EmiInuktitutRegular, Naamajut (2000), Nunacom, NunacomU, Pigiarniq-Bold, PigiarniqHeavy, Pigiarniq-Italic, PigiarniqLight, Pigiarniq, ProSyl, ProSylBold, TunngavikBold, Tunngavik. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Grace Walker

During her studies at Algonquin College in Ottawa, Ontario, Grace Walker created the techno display typeface Gracio (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Graeme Luey

Toronto, Ontario-based designer of the angular typeface Stoked (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Graffiti vs. Unistrokes: An Empirical Comparison

An empirical study of two stylus-based text entry techniques, Graffiti and Unistrokes, by York University (Toronto) researchers Steven J. Castellucci and I. Scott MacKenzie. Itvwas published in 2008 in Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Graham McFie

Toronto, Ontario-based designer of the polygonal sports franchise typeface Arc Sculler (2018), which was published on Black Thursday, the day Ontario elected its first Trumpian premier, Doug Ford. Arc Sculler was made for the Toronto Argonauts and references 19-th century wood types. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Grant Hutchinson

Calgary-based designer (aka splorp) who created typefaces at Image Club Graphics, Adobe Studios, EyeWire, and Getty Images, while maintaining the storefronts of some of these places. He designed East Bloc Open (a Cyrillic simulation font), Mini Pics Classic (Image Club), Mini Pics Snowflakes (1997, ICG), Narrowband Prime, Schmutz Cleaned (ICG, 1996), Badloc (plus Bevel, Compression), Boca Raton (and Solid), Carver, Broadband, East Bloc Closed, Mini Pics ASL Alphabet, Mini Pics International, New Geneva Nine (and Nine Point), Schmutz Clogged, Schmutz Corroded, and Mini Pics Directional (AA, DA, RA, RT, SA, ST). He was also a type marketer at ICG, Adobe Studios, EyeWire, Getty Images, and most recently, Veer. He is a founding member of Veer. Alternate URL. Splorp.com is his blog. He describes hiw own life path as follows:

  • [1989] Every weekday afternoon, I would check out of my day job as a high school instructional assistant and head off to work a 4:00 pm to midnight shift, digitizing typefaces for a young, snappy company called Image Club Graphics. Image Club was founded the year the Macintosh was released and grew up alongside the "desktop publishing revolution" thing. Now I was building type into the night in a room full of brand new Mac II boxes.
  • [2002] A group of friends and I started talking about a project we'd like to tackle. It was code named "Groundhog", with an obvious nod to the Bill Murray flick. Our idea was to focus on the gap that formed in the creative industry after Getty Images finally shuttered operations of EyeWire here in Calgary, and then left the carcass out to dry and shrivel for months on end. Groundhog became Veer.
  • [2009] This Friday will be my last day at Veer. He left Veer, and seems to head off into retirement, but that will be hard to believe.
  • And I was right: In 2009, he set up Typostrophe. He also is a contributing editor at Typedia.

Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Grant Hutchinson

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Grant Irving

During his studies in Toronto, graphic designer Grant Irving created the rune simulation font Druid (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Grant Morrison

Canada-based designer of the marker pen typeface GSM Font (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Grant Pollock

Grant Pollock (Toronto, Ontario) combined Lucida Blackletter, Baskerville and Edwardian Script ITC when he made an experimental hybrid typeface in 2015. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Grant Wang

North York, Ontario-based designer of the silhouette typeface Parra (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Graphic Exchange Magazine

Canadian graphic communications and graphic arts magazine founded in 1991. Its publisher is Dan Brill. The magazine's type designer is Nick Shinn. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Greek and Hebrew Fonts for Microsoft Windows

Glenn Wooden and Harry Hahne explain about Greek and Hebrew under MS Windows. Their recommendation in 2000: Both WinGreek and Silver Fonts are good choices for Greek, but Silver Fonts offers higher quality output and greater ease of editing. These two sets also provide economical Hebrew fonts, although editing is easier with Silver Fonts. BibleScript provides a more polished Hebrew text with cantillations, easy Roman transliteration of Hebrew and Greek, and a wide range of Hebrew typefaces. The public domain fonts from Scholars Press are a good choice for displaying biblical and classical texts which use the TLG and Michigan-Claremont text encoding schemes or for those on a limited budget. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Greg Hatch

Calgary, Alberta-based designer of Block Shadow (2014). Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Greg Kolodziejzyk
[Image Club Graphics]

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Greg Nicholls
[Rook Supply (was: Designer Toolbox, or: Rook Design Supply)]

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Greg Van Alstyne

Toronto-based designer of Mercer (1994, developed for Mercer Union Gallery, Toronto), A Font Called Frank (1994, with Bruce Mau; developed for Frank Gehry's Walt Disney Concert Hall), Franky Greg (1993, developed for Pleasure Dome Film Collective), Jusslur (1993, with Bruce Mau; developed for Rem Koolhaas/OMAs Jussieu Library), Blackdome (1992, developed for Pleasure Dome Film Collective). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gregory Gould

Canadian designer of Gregs Hand (2010) and Bradley Hand (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

GSC ArcInfo Symbolsets

From the Government of Canada: "The suite of GSC ArcInfo Symbolsets consists of line, marker (point), shade (area) and text symbols appearing on geological maps produced by the Cartographics Services Section since 1995." The following truetype fonts are included: GSC1, GSC10, GSC2, GSC3, GSC4, GSC5, GSC6, GSC7, GSC8, GSC9, Inuktitut-Sri-Regular, Nunacom, OldSyl. The last two fonts are Inuktitut fonts by Krista Thompson, Nortext Multimedia (1997-1998). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gustavo Hernandez

Born in Bogota, Colombia, Gustavo Hernandez now works as a graphic designer in Toronto. During his studies at OCAD University in Toronto, he created the typeface Bacatá (2012), which is named after the original name for Bogotá. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gustavo Machado

Brazilian graphic and web designer who now lives in Toronto. Before that, he was a professor of graphic design at the Catholic University of Campinas in Brazil.

In 2008, he created Greenland2008, Greenland2025, Greenland2050, Greenland2100, Greenland-2100-Extra-Light, fonts done in the context of his web site Type For Change. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Haig Der Ohanian

Torontonian who sells two Armenian fonts at 15 USD a piece. Also, four Arabic fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Haley Fiege
[Kingdom of Awesome]

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Halq'emiylem Font Downloads
[Brian Thom]

Four free truetype fonts for Halq'emiylem, a Salishan language spoken by First Nations people living in the Fraser Valley (Canada). Designed by Brian Thom. HalqemeylemSans is based on Martin Majoor's ScalaSans, and HalqemeylemSerif on his Scala. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hana Lee

Graphic designer in Toronto who created some experimental typefaces in 2016. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hannah Jor

Photographer and graphic designer in Toronto. Behance link. She designed Teckno (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hans Thiessen

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Quebec-based designers of the free Berber and Touareg typefaces HapaxBerbre, HapaxMusique, HapaxTouareg, HapaxTouaregDàG (2005). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Harjeet Gill

Graphic designer in Vancouver. Creator of a poster typeface called J Dilla (2012) and of the art deco typeface Blk Dahlia (2012). She created a nice multiline logo for the hair, make-up and wardrobe stylist Gigi Nijjar. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Harman Brar

Canadian designer of the glitch font Shard (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Heather Bisaillion

During her studies at Algonquin College in Ottawa, Heather Bisaillion designed the tattoo typeface tattooer (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Heather Kidd

Canadian designer Heather Kidd (Stuck in suburbia) created three pixel typefaces in 2011: Streeeeetch, Pocket Pixel, Rounded Pixel. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Heather Lynn M

During her studies at Algonquin College, Ottawa, Canada-based Heater Lynn M created the pointy hand-drawn typeface Nessie (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Heather Sanders

During her studies in Ottawa, Heather Sanders designed the display typeface Soda Tab (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Heba Al-Akhras

Toronto-based creator of Remix Type (2012) and Bovine (2015). Behance link. Cargo Collective link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Heidi Rush

During her graphic design studies in Vancouver, Heidi Rush designed the free trilined art deco typeface Lady Mary (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Helen Gabara

Helen Gabara lived and worked in Toronto. She studied Communication Arts but earlier on, she developed an interest in typography and customized calligraphy projects. PF Rafskript and PF Signskript (2007, Parachute) are two of her typefaces. She no longer works for Parachute. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Henry Postons

London, Ontario-based designer, as a student at Fanshawe College, of Vääksy (2018). This geometric sans is based on the architecture of classical bridges. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Henry Rogers

Henry Rogers (Department of Linguistics at the University of Toronto), creator of the phonetic symbol font IPAPhon. Free downloads. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hersh Jacob

Illuminated alphabet by Hersh Jacob (2000) from Loyalist College in Belleville, Ontario. The letters are in GIF format. [Google] [More]  ⦿

High Peak
[Francesco Franciosi]

Canadian designer of the sans display typeface Mittelhorn (2019), and the related monospace font Framework Mono (2019). In 2020, he designed Trolltunga (a sturdy slab serif) and Fat Ink (a fat finger font). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Hillary Alderdice

Toronto, Ontario-based designer of the lachrymal and perhaps sligtly art nouveau-ish typeface Wanderlust (2017). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿


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Holds Worth Design

Edmonton, Canada-based web company. They made the free curly typeface Digory Doodles (2016), possibly as a hook to earn a free link or two. Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Houman Samamdzadhehadidi

Toronto-based designer of the slab serif typeface Slabb (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

How to create a character in a TrueType font

Instructions for Fontographer by Steven Hall. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Howard M. Berlin

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Humber College

Humber College, Toronto. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hustle Supply Co
[Jeremy Vessey]

Jeremy Vessey (Hustle Supply Co, Charlottetown and/or Cornwall, PEI, Canada) created these commercial typefaces in 2014: Parlour (a grungy vintage typeface), Native (quaint style), Instapress (letterpress emulation).

In 2015, he designed the vintage typeface Arbour, the free octagonal caps-only typeface Cast Iron, the handcrafted Yosemite, Wayfarer, American Tradition, Growler Script, Yonder and Longshore. He also made the old whisky label-inspired Höchstadt, and the brush typeface Sitka, which will have to be renamed once Microsoft's lawyers hear about the name, which coincides with MS Sitka (2013, Matthew Carter et al).

Typefaces from 2016: Bourbon Grotesque, Holtzberg (a free letterpress emulation font), Bonfire, Belfast (brush style), Buffalo, Gibson Script (vintage label font), Hochstadt (a whiskey-inspired sans serif), The Great Outdoors, Summer Hearts, Oatmeal Stout (a vintage beer label font, with Rough, Hatched and Aged substyles that can be mixed and matched), Whiskey (letterpress emulation), Greenstone, Hochstadt Rounded, Hochstadt Serif, Pathways, Restless Youth, Yorkshire (brush script), Hustle Script (retro connected script done with the help of Scott Byrne).

Typefaces from 2017: Ciderhouse, Boathouse (brush script), The National (condensed sans, in 12 styles, including aged, weathered versions), Renegade (dry brush), North Port (dry brush), Rustico (a free dry brush font), Gastro Pub (a 3d layered typeface family), Harper Script, The Brewers Collection, Everyday Script and Sans, Genuine Sans and Script (by Jeremy Vessey and Stephanie Arsenault).

Typefaces from 2018: Calibre Super Condensed, Purveyor (vintage all caps), Rothmans (a heavy monoline script), Bolder (an OpenType SVG font), JV Signature (an opentype SVG font for signatures), Köhler (a condensed textured typeface family), Restless (brush script), Secret Society (spurre), Berringer, Portrait (signature script), the Artisan collection (letterpress set: Heinberg, Holtzman, Trade Supply, Barley Script).

Typefaces from 2019: Purveyor, Avondale (monoline script), The Great Outdoors (all caps sans), Huscon (vintage label style), HSCO John Hancock (a signature font), Heather Oliver (a signage script), Haroldson (condensed sans), Youthful (dry brush script).

Typefaces from 2020: Athletic Dept, Kendrick Serif, Arbour, The Shoreman (vintage, all caps).

Typefaces from 2021: Hatchet Arrow (Victorian), Parkshore, The Sterling Bros (+Stencil), National (a 12-style ultra condensed all caps typeface), Artisans Moniker (a signage script), Wayward, Headline (a headline sans), Ashfort Brush Script, Hastington Script, Bohemian Hunter (a vintage wedge serif), Hustle Brush (a dry brush typeface), Birchfield (vintage), Acreage (a decorative serif), The Handwritten Watermark (script), Waves (a condensed all caps didone), Quartz Grotesque, Athletic Dept.

Typefaces from 2022: Nolan (a free dry brush SVG font). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ian Brignell
[IB Type (was: Ian Brignell Lettering Design)]

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IB Type (was: Ian Brignell Lettering Design)
[Ian Brignell]

Toronto-based logo and type specialist, who founded IB Type in 2014 together with his partner, Catherine O'Toole. Ian has designed custom fonts for Coke's Share-a-Coke campaign (YOU font), Subway (Six-inch, Footlong), Budweiser (Bold and Crafted), Bud Light (Bud Light Bold and Black), Michelob Ultra (Regular, Bold), Bell (Slim in 6 weights) and Naturalizer.

He designed Bell Slim for Bell Canada's 2008 web site and identity. It seems that he also did some logo lettering for Belgian beer brewers such as Leffe and Hoegaarden. Retail typefaces:

Discussion of his work by Villatype. Old URL. Bell Slim link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Icestar Software (or: IS Software)

Icestar Software or IS Software are the Canadian designers of Child Handwriting (2003) and IPA Font (2003). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Iliana Shabatova

OCAD Candidate Bachelor of Design 2011 in Toronto. She created several hand-printed typefaces in 2010. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Image Club Graphics
[Greg Kolodziejzyk]

Image Club Graphics was founded by Greg Kolodziejzyk from Calgary, Alberta, in 1985. ICG sold fonts at about 30 dollars per typeface around 1992 and became successful as a font distributor and direct marketer and software developer. They issued new catalogs regularly. The most recent edition of the CD (called Letterpress 7.0) cost $1500 for 890 fonts. They also had a wide variety of artwork. The ITC on Display CDROM cost 3000 dollars for 375 display fonts.

Greg writes: In 1994 I sold Image Club to Adobe Systems of Mountain View, California. At that time, Image Club was distributing over 10 million software catalogs to it's customers world wide. With sales topping $20 million in 1996, Image Club is very well known in the industry as a successful direct marketer and software developer. [...] The company still operates in Calgary, but has been purchased back from Adobe by the manager who I had hired years ago who changed the name to Eyewire. In 1998, Eyewire was sold to Getty Corporation for a whopping $30 million.

The ICG site said at one point that Image Club no longer exists. As a company, it ceased to be sometime between our purchase by Aldus in 1994 and our rebranding as Adobe Studios in 1998.

Until recently, the Image Club Typeface Library and Image Club clip art products were available at EyeWire. Eyewire then became Veer. The ICG library can now be bought at MyFonts. List of available ICG fonts. Martin Kotulla states that ICG copied fonts in an aggressive manner, and finds it ironic that this pirate was bought by Adobe. Greg Kolodziejzyk's reply: You should add that all fonts "aggressively copied" by this "pirate" were licensed from the foundries who owned the copyrights to those fonts. I can't tell you how many 100's of thousands of dollars we paid over the years to foundries as licensing fees. This statement is false.

Selected typefaces: Eclat (retro signage script), Cariola Script Std (a wide connected script by James West).

View the Image Club Graphics typeface library. Greg Kolodziejzyk's present blog about personal fitness. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Image, Object, Text

The Master's thesis of Frances Sendbuehler written in 1995 at the Université de Montréal, Département d'études anglaises. There are some interesting typographical comments. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Inception 8
[Darren M. Boudreau]

Darren M. Boudreau (Inception 8) is the Canadian-born, Los Angeles-based designer of Resident Evil Movie (2003), a tweaked TimesNewRoman. Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Interpretation Resources

Nova Scotia-based company which makes a free font available: Nova Scotia Highway Numbers v2 (2006). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Inuktitut Font
[Krista Thompson]

Krista Thompson (Nortext Multimedia) designed the Inuktitut font Nunacom (1998). She also designed OldSyl, a free truetype font for PC and Mac (Western, i.e., Canadian style, not Greenland style). Alternate URL. One more URL. See also at the Nunavut Government site. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Inuktitut Fonts

At the government of Nunavut's site, about ten free Inuktitut truetype fonts: Naulak (Saali Peter, 1996), NaulakBold (Saali Peter, 1996), Nunacom (Krista Thompson, Nortext Multimedia, 1998), ProSyl (Saali Peter, 1996), ProSylBold (Saali Peter, 1996), QalluSylNormal (Datarctic Information Systems, Iqaluit, NWT, 1992), TunngavikBold (Nunanet Worldwide, 1997), Tunngavik (Nunanet Worldwide, 1997). [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Jonathan Yule]

Freelance designer currently studying in the York/Sheridan Bachelor of Design program in Toronto, Ontario. Check out his Font Bots: robots made from letters taken from famous fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ira Oksman

New York City (was: Toronto)-based designer of the free naughty script typeface Sansual (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Irina Braginsky

Toronto-based graphic designer who created the fashion mag typeface Sibilant (2012): Sibilant is a display typeface designed primarily for fashion editorials. The initial basis of the concept was to eliminate parts of the letterforms while still having the typeface recognizable. The typeface is very light and airy, yet the combination of high stoke contrast and elegant curves gives this typeface a whispery, edgy, hissing quality reminiscing of snakes. Hence the name Sibilant. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Iris Wu

Born in Taiwan, Iris Wu obtained a Bachelor's degree in Communication Design from Emily Carr University of Art and Design in 2010. She now lives in Toronto. She created an unnamed fluid typeface in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Isaiah Stankowski

Canadian artist who designed Bonified (2005). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ismail Arslan

Graphic designer in Eskisehir, Turkey, who created the display typeface Wider (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ivan Angelic

Canadian lettering artist wh runs the design studio Hoffmann Angelic Design together with his wife, graphic designer Andrea Hoffmann. Ivan created the vernacular script typeface Sashay Script in 2018. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Ivan Kostynyk
[Black Fox Foundry]

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Ivan Y.R. Zhao

Graphic designer in Toronto, who created the avant garde typeface Roundtancle Sans (2014) and of Kolour (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Iwona Faferek

Edmonton, Alberta-based created of the blackboard bold font Mapping Archer (2012). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Izabela Sloma

Izabela Sloma (Brampton, Ontario) designed the connect-the-dots typeface Konstelacja in 2017. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Izzy V

Canadian designer of the fat finger typeface Izzy Lol (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

J Foundry (was: Greyscale Type)
[Jason Vandenberg]

Jason Vandenberg (Greyscale Type and later J Foundry, Toronto) created the 8-style Grey Sans family in 2013. Gia Tran and Jason Vandenberg created the decorative typeface Ella FY (2013, Fontyou). The slender display typeface Sérafine FY (2013) was co-designed by Jason Vandenberg, Jérémie Hornus and Alisa Nowak. At the end of 2013, Jason Vandenberg and Jérémie Hornus co-designed the groovy poster typeface Jack FY.

In 2014, Adrien Midzic, Jason Vandenberg, Jérémie Hornus, Julien Priez and Alisa Nowak co-designed the creamy script Vanilla FY. It was renamed Vanille FY after a few days.

Minuit FY (2014, by Jason Vandenberg and Gia Tran) is a beautiful angular angry calligraphic display typeface. Still in 2014, he published the Peignotian fashion mag typeface families Bodoni Sans, Bodoni Sans Display, and Bodoni Sans Text.

Typefaces from 2015: Abrade (a 12-style geometric sans with medium x-height and perfect rhythm covering Hairline to Ultra).

Typefaces from 2016: Fourth (a baseball or roundhand script family), Town (a 124-style all caps art deco and lettering typeface family with enormous potential). Town includes subfamilies for Display, Inline, Outline, Lines (prismatic), 3 Dimensional, Shadow, Text, Emboss, Stencil, Chic and Contrast, and can be used for layering.

Typefaces from 2017: Colby (a workhorse hand-drawn sans family).

Typefaces from 2018: Stash (signage script).

Typefaces from 2019: Marsden (114 styles: a bold, no-nonsense Grotesque. It was designed for display, branding, advertising, packaging or anywhere a strong voice is needed. Marsden is built on a geometric foundation, with just enough warmth to keep the style confident and lively).

Typefaces from 2020: Mello (an informal grotesque).

Typefaces from 2021: Cutmark (a 60-style octagonal industrial typeface family that features common 45 degree chamfered corners, flattened ink traps and wide apex forms; Cutmark Variable contains the full family of styles in a single file with width, weight and slant axes).

Typefaces from 2022: Sundry (44 styles; J Foundry's take on the early 20th century grotesque).

Fontspring link. Behance link. Monotype link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Jack Curtis

Jack Curtis is a graphic designer currently living and working in Toronto, ON. He received his BFA from Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver BC.

During a workshop at Type Paris 2018, he designed Leth. He explains: My sources {for Leth] came from two grave stone carvings from New York as well as a statue of King George III in Weymouth, England. My goal was to create two drastically different typefaces, interpolate the two, and see what the outcomes were. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jacques Dousse

Swiss type designer at Fontnest who designed these fonts: Crux (a gothic bitmap font), Keytype, Frankental (LED simulation), Padsans (dot matrix), Padtype (dot matrix), Multitool (a dingbat font with firemen's tools), Hexagonipus (a kitchen tile font based on lettering on Spitfires), Code. Cofounder of Home Clothing in Switzerland and Canada. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jacques Richer
[Chinese chess font]

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Jacqui Oakley

Canadian illustrator who teaches at OCAD University (Ontario College of Art and Design) in Toronto. Nice handlettering in some of her work. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jake Lim

Toronto-based designer of Betelnut (2017), a rounded sans typeface that is inspired by old Taiwanese license plates. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jake Moroun

Harrow and/or Windsor, Ontario-based designer of Crude (2017), and the handcrafted vernacular typeface Guac (2019). Creative Fabrica link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jake Oxley

Sydney, Canada-based creator (b. 1995) of the paperclip typeface Moderno (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jalena Jiang

Graphic designer in Toronto, who created the circuit font Techno Shift in 2016. [Google] [More]  ⦿

James Eshuis

Canadian creator (b. 1994) of Smudge (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

James Evans

A British immigrant in Canada (1801-1846) who developed the syllabic writing systems for Ojibwa, and then Cree (with initials, syllables and finals making up the alphabet). In 1840, he started the Rossville Mission Press and had to use rather primitive methods of printing. An excerpt from Roderick Cave's The Private Press (1983, R.R. Bowker Co., New York): A Wesleyan Methodist missionary, the Rev. James Evans, had been at work among the Ojibway Indians in Canada since 1822 and had published a Speller and Interpreter in English and Ojibway in New York. Evans, however, like many missionaries, found the roman alphabet less than ideal to represent the sounds of speech in native tongues and eventually (by 1840) perfected a system of 36 syllables he believed would meet all the needs of the Canadian Indian languages. Evans reported that those in his mission at Norway House could read and write it with ease and fluency. At first he copied out his syllabics by hand on pieces of birchbark. These proved so popular that he realized he must resort to printing. But there was a difficulty, quite apart from the lack of type for his syllabary: the Hudsons Bay Company, which controlled all transport, was not in favor of making the Indians literate and refused to bring in a press. Being a man of much determination, Evans built his own primitive press on the model of the fur presses used at the trading posts. He also overcame the problem of providing type, for which he used musket balls and the linings of tea chests melted down. With some coarse paper and with ink contrived of soot and oil, in 1841 Evans printed 100 copies of a 16-page booklet containing the syllabary and some Bible texts and hymns translated into Cree. This effort was enough to overcome the skepticism of the church authorities about the value of his syllabary. They had a regular font of the type cut in England, and the Hudsons Bay Company withdrew its opposition. With the new type and a small handpress shipped in via Hudsons Bay, Evans and his successors at the mission continued work under rather easier circumstances. Image of his syllabery. [Google] [More]  ⦿

James Kochalka
[Creating Comics]

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James Lauder Marsden

Graphic designer in Vancouver. His typefaces include the 3D block typeface Le Cube (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

James Prior

James Prior from Toronto drew Beggars Alphabet (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

James Redekop

James Redekop is a University of Waterloo-based designer of some free math fonts: MVDecorations, MVMathA, MVMathB, MVMathC, MVRoman (this is Times New Roman), MVSansSerif (Verdana, really), MVTypewriter (Courier New in fact). Made in 2003, some of these fonts have references to HK Software. [Google] [More]  ⦿

James White
[Signalnoise Studio]

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Jamie Chang
[Manic Type]

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Jamie Dean

Ottawa-based student at Algonquin College in 2013. During 2013, he created his first typeface, the warm and tall serif typeface Randy.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jamie Ferrato

Graphic designer in Toronto, Ontario. In 2018, he designed the techno typeface Cyber Freight. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jamie Jansen

Canadian, b. 1991. He created the pixel typeface 0v3rcl0ck3d (2007). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jamie March

Toronto-based creator of the slab serif typeface Leda (2012): Leda is inspired by pre-historic Egyptian glyphs and modern slab serifs typefaces. It features slightly slanted stems, abrupt unbracketed serifs, modest thick and thin stroke contrasts and a diagonal contrast axis, which give calligraphic and informal character to the text. Although it does not imitate any particularmodel, one could immediately tell that Leda is of the Egyptienne slab serif genre. [...] The typeface Leda is the product of an intensive semester-long study at York University under the tutelage of Sandra Gabriele. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jamie Nazaroff

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Canadian designer of the brush script typeface Lexi (2018) and the handcrafted January (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jan Crisologo

Software developer and illustrator in Calgary, Canada, who designed the video game-inspired typeface Scouter in 2016. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jan Heeyeon Lee

Toronto, Ontario-based designer of a colorful all caps alphabet, Floral Gas (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jan Koehler
[Deniart Systems]

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Janet Cordahi

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Janette Xiao

During her studies at Sheridan College (York University, Toronto), Janette Xiao designed the sans typeface Plain Air (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Janice Law

Canadian designer of Janice Hand (2012, +Bold, +Ink).

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jas Deol
[Black Dahlia Press]

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Jasmine Rock

Brampton, Ontario-based designer of the casual typeface RomCom (2015), a typeface designed for romantic comedy movie titles. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jason Dewinetz

Author of Alphabetum Romanum (Greenboathouse Press, Vernon, BC, 2010). This book has an alphabet of Felice feliciano, ca. 1460, asc redrawn by Dewinetz. There is a forword by Paul F. Gehl of Chicago's Newberry Library. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jason Gilliland

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Jason J. Brown

Toronto-based designer of Brownhand (2005). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Jason Jadoonanan
[JSN Jay]

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Jason Lord

Graphic designer in Toronto, who created the tall display typeface in 2014. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jason Miles Vanderhill

Canadian designer of three shareware fonts in the Top Speed series (50s diner font, 1997), and of Brand-X. They are also here.

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jason Munger

Jason Munger (Nova Scotia, Canada) created the Wallruss font family (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jason Vandenberg
[J Foundry (was: Greyscale Type)]

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Jay is a Canadian designer (b. 1992) who created JAY (2007) and Jack (2009), hand-printed fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jay Lintag

During his studies at York University and Sheridan College, Markham, Ontario-based Jay Lintag designed the left-leaning handcrafted typeface Audyssey (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jay Rutherford

Jay Rutherford (b. Sarnia, Canada, 1950) studied graphic design in Kingston and Halifax. He opened his own design studio in the early 1980s in Nova Scotia and taught at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. In 1992, he worked at Meta Design in Berlin on FF Meta and FF Transit. In 1993, he became Professor of Visual Communications at the Bauhaus University Weimar in Germany until 2003. In 2004, he taught at the Faculty of Design and Art of the Free University of Bolzano, Italy, but returned to Weimar after that.

In 1988, Jay Rutherford digitized Egmont Inline (after Sjoerd Hendrik de Roos's 1933 font), but did not publish it. He designed an OEM for his university called Unisyn, which is based on Syntax (with changes to the a, e and g in the italic versions, and a few other minor modifications).

His projects include DDIA (Digital Design Image Archive: DDIA is putting high-quality, keyword-searchable images on a secure website for teachers and researchers in design), about which he spoke at ATypI 2006 in Lisbon (PDF of Jay's presentation). Speaker at ATypI 2017 Montreal. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jaylen Fast

During his studies, Vancouver-based Jaylen Fast created the squarish typeface Vernon (2015, FontStruct). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jean McAllister

Designer and illustrator in Calgary, Canada. In 1997, she created the display typeface Bad Cabbage at Image Club Graphics. Bad Cabbage Primal is a fun stick figure font. Klingspor link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jeff Lee

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Jeff Middleton
[Victory Design]

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Jenita Arevin

During her studies at Humber College in Toronto, Jenita Arevin created Modern Gaelic (2014) with a lower case t straight from a cemetery vampire movie. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jenn Kitagawa

Graduate of Alberta College of Art + Design and of Grant MacEwan University. Creator of the 3d typeface Gilbert (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jenna Pearce

Huntsville, Ontario-based designer of Incture (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jenni Xinran Li

Toronto-based designer of the ornamental caps typeface Cinder (2013) that was influenced by Moroccan tiles. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jennifer Lee

Toronto-based designer of the experimental typeface Tundrik (2014) and of Material (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jenny Henderson

Toronto-based designer of the custom display typeface Hendo (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jeremy Leung

Illustrator in Toronto, who created Sleight Script (2012) and Amoeba Type (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jeremy Pudlowski

Teacher at the Edmonton Digital Arts College in Edmonton, Alberta, who created the techno family Powers (2011), the squarish monoline family Mia Condensed (2011, free) and the triangularly serifed family Anne Wilson (2011).

His typographic posters are quite original, and pack lots of humour. See, e.g., Brixx Bar and Grill (2011) and Four-Fingered Fisherman (2011).

In 2015, he created Augustus (2015), a rounded textured typeface inspired by his dachshund Augustus, and Luis, a counterless display face inspired by his chihuahua, Luis. Yus (2015) is a rough handcrafted typeface, Uncle Jer (2015) is hand-printed and designed to compete with Comic Sans, while Mia (2015) and Zord (2015) are tall thin titling fonts.

Typefaces from 2016: Westerish (Tuscan style).

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

Jeremy Vessey
[Hustle Supply Co]

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Jeremy Vessey
[Font Forestry]

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Jes Wang

Toronto, Ontario-based designer of the oriental simulation typeface Chinoce (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jesse Wilson
[Caffeen Fonts (was: Chlorine)]

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Jessica Barbour

Mississauga, Ontario-based designer of the art deco typeface Metria (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jessica Hay

Jessica Hay (Ottawa, Canada) created Body Type (2013, an anatomical dingbat face). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jessica Zannona

During her studies at Humber College, Jessica Zannona (Woodbridge, Ontario) created the children's book typeface Genevieve (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

J.F.Y. Daniel Gauthier

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Jillian Adriana

Kitchener, Ontario-based designer of the handcrafted typeface Washi (2016). Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jillian Kaimo

During her studies at Humber Colleg in Toronto, Jillian Kaimo designed Simula Sans (2018), which was influenced by Brandon Grotesque, Montserrat and Skelettschriften by Eric-Jean Müller. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jillian Lim

Ottawa-based designer of Semi-Formal (2013).

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Jim Rimmer

Jim Rimmer (b. Vancouver, 1934, d. 2010) was one of the great contemporary type designers whose creations had a lot of flair, individuality, and charm. Based in New Westminster (near Vancouver, BC), Jim Rimmer was also an illustrator. Obituary in the Globe and Mail, dated April 27, 2010.

He designed Albertan (Albertan No.977, Albertan No.978 Bold) and Cloister (2000; a roman type family originally done by Morris Fuller Benton) in the Lanston collection. He also designed typefaces like Juliana Oldstyle (1984), Nephi Mediaeval (1986), Kaatskill (1988; a 1929 typeface by Goudy, revived and optimized for Lanston in type one format; the Kaatskill Italic was done by Rimmer based on Goudy's Deepdene), RTF Isabelle (Roman and Italic; 2006. A pair of delicate serif typefaces based on typefaces by Elizabeth Friedlander) and Fellowship (1986).

ATypI link. Jim began work as a letterpress compositor in 1950. He entered the field of graphic design in 1963, working as a designer lettering artist and illustrator, and freelanced in this capacity from 1972 to 1999 in the same capacity. In 1960, he began collecting letterpress printing and typefounding equipment, and operated a private press and foundry (Pie Tree Press&Type Foundry). FontShop link.

His metal typefaces at Pie Tree Press include:

  • Juliana Oldstyle (1981; McGrew says 1984): It represents my first attempt at cutting a metal type. I drew my letters completely freehand, hoping to capture a punchcut look. My artwork was then reduced and made into a dry transfer sheet, which I rubbed onto type-high typemetal blanks. I then cut the letters and electroformed copper matrices.
  • Nephi Mediaeval (1983, for private use; McGrew gives the date 1986): It was inspired by the Subiaco type of the Ashendene Press and by its inspiration, the type of Sweynheym and Pannartz. My design breaks away from those types slightly in form and is softer in general feeling. In time I will cut other sizes.
  • Fellowship (1984; McGrew says 1986). Designed and cut by Jim Rimmer, and cast by him for private use: The design is the result of the feeling of joviality and 'fellowship' I experienced at the meeting (American Typecasting Fellowship in Washington, D.C.). The design was not so much drawn as it was written. The letters were written quickly in a calligraphic manner with an edged pencil and then enlarged and inked to make a dry transfer sheet. As in my two previous designs (see Juliana Oldstyle and Nephi Mediaeval), Fellowship was cut not in steel, but in type metal, and then electroplated to make castable matrices.
  • Albertan 16pt, 1985
  • Garamont [not entirely sure that this was done in metal]
  • Cartier Roman 14pt, 2004
  • Cree Syllabic 14pt, 2006
  • Duensing Titling 12, 14, 18, 24, 36, 48&60pt, 2004-07. Duensing in use.
  • Hannibal Oldstyle 18pt, 2003
  • Quill 14pt, 2006
  • Stern 16pt, 2008. This was his last completed typeface.

In 1970, Jim made his first film type, Totemic. This sturdy text type was revived in 2015 by Canada Type as Totemic, and contains as an extra a et of stackable totems.

Jim has designed and produced a collection of digital types, and over the past 20 years has designed and cut six metal types. He recently completed a Monotype Large Comp type named Hannibal Oldstyle, is currently cutting 14 point matrices for Cartier Roman, and is making drawings for the cutting of a 14 point Western and Eastern Cree. Samples and discussion of his Cree typeface.

Jim in action in 2003. According to Gerald Giampa from Lanston, Jim is the most talented type designer alive in 2003. About his typefaces, I quote McGrew: Fellowship was designed and cut by Jim Rimmer in Vancouver in 1986, and cast by him for private use. He says, "The design is the result of the feeling of joviality and 'fellowship' I experienced at the meeting (American Typecasting Fellowship in Washington, D.C.). The design was not so much drawn as it was written. The letters were written quickly in a calligraphic manner with an edged pencil and then enlarged and inked to make a dry transfer sheet. As in my two previous designs (see Juliana Oldstyle and Nephi Mediaeval), Fellowship was cut not in steel, but in type metal, and then electroplated to make castable matrices." Juliana Oldstyle was designed and cut in 1984, as a private type. He says, "It represents my first attempt at cutting a metal type. I drew my letters completely freehand, hoping to capture a punchcut look. My artwork was then reduced and made into a dry transfer sheet, which I rubbed onto type-high typemetal blanks. I then cut the letters and electroformed copper matrices." Nephi Mediaeval was designed and cut in 1986, for private use. He says it "was inspired by the Subiaco type of the Ashendene Press and by its inspiration, the type of Sweynheym and Pannartz. My design breaks away from those types slightly in form and is softer in general feeling. In time I will cut other sizes."

In 2012, Rimmer Type Foundry was acquired by Canada Type. The press release: Canada Type, a font development studio based in Toronto, has acquired the Rimmer Type Foundry (RTF) from P22 Type Foundry, Inc. The RTF library contains the complete body of work of Canadian design icon Jim Rimmer (1934-2010), who was an enormous influence on Canadian type design and private press printing, and the subject of Richard Kegler's documentary, Making Faces: Metal Type in the 21st Century. The RTF library contains many popular font families, such as Albertan, Amethyst, Credo, Dokument and Stern, as well as quite a few analog designs that were never produced in digital. Now that Rimmer's work has been repatriated, it will be remastered and expanded by Canada Type, then re-released to the public, starting in the fall of 2012. Jim's analog work will also be produced digitally and available to the public alongside his remastered and expanded work. Once Jim's designs are re-released, part of their sales will be donated to fund the Canada Type Scholarship, an award given annually to design students in Canada. This will be done in coordination with the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada (GDC), the national professional association that awarded Jim Rimmer with the prestigious GDC Fellowship in 2007.

Jim Rimmer digitized Elizabeth (+Italic). From 2006 until 2012, the Rimmer Type Foundry collection was offered by P22. It included:

  • RTF Albertan: A great text family developed between 1982 and 2005. In 2013, it as remastered by Canada Type and reissued as Albertan Pro, calling it a first post-Baskerville-post-Joanna typeface.
  • RTF Alexander Quill: An artsy fartsy (in the good sense) and slightly 1920s Czech type family.
  • RTF Amethyst: A tall ascender serif family.
  • RTF Cadmus: A stone slab or Greek simulation face. P22 writes: Rimmer's re-working of a design done by Robert Foster, a hand lettering artist. Foster's type, named Pericles, is a style that he used for a time in lettering magazines and advertising headings. The design is based closely on early inscriptional Greek, but is less formal than the sans types of Foster's time. Cadmus keeps the proportions of Pericles but is overall less quirky than the Foster design. This was further expanded by Canada Type as Cadmus Pro (2016).
  • RTF Cotillion (1999): A tall ascendered Koch inspired sans family. Looks quite like Bernhard Modern.
  • RTF Credo: A six-weight sans family.
  • RTF Dokument: An extensive sans family: Dokument was my attempt to make a Sans Grotesque in the general weight of News Gothic (for the Dokument regular) but took nothing from News Gothic. I used some of the basic forms of my Credo series, but made many on-screen changes and broke away entirely from Credo on the range of weights. My plan was to make a typeface that will fill the requirements of financial document setting; things like annual reports and other such pieces of design. It is my hope that the large family of weights and variants will suit Dokument to this kind of work. This family was created in 2005 and published in 2006. A reworking by Patrick Griffin at Canada Type eventually led to Dokument Pro (2014).
  • RTF Elizabeth: An elegant tall ascender typeface about which Rimmer writes: Elizabeth Roman and its companion Italic were designed as a pair by Elizabeth Friedlander, and cut and cast for decades by the historic Bauer foundry of Germany.
  • RTF Fellowship: A standard script.
  • RTF Lancelot Titling: A roman titling typeface with Koch-like influences.
  • RTF Lapis: A calligraphic serif, inspired by Rudolf Koch.
  • RTF Posh Initials: A formal script.
  • RTF Poster Paint: A fat irregular poster font inspired by Goudy Stout.
  • RTF Zigarre Script: A bouncy brush script with rough outlines.
  • RTF Canadian Syllabics (2007): This font was developed as a metal typeface by Jim Rimmer for a special project and is now available in digital form. Containing over 700 glyphs in OpenType format, this font covers most Canadian Aboriginal Languages. RTF Canadian Syllabics is a more calligraphic version of the syllabary developed by Reverend James Evans for the languages of the native tribes of the Canadian provinces in the early 1800s. Jim Rimmer originally designed the characters for the Eastern and Western dialect Cree to be cut as a metal font. The digital version then grew to include all the characters of the Canadian Syllabics Unicode block.
  • Nephi Mediaeval (2007), a type heavily reflective of the semi roman of Sweynheim and Pannartz (in Jim's words).
  • Stern (2008, RTF) was simultaneously released both digitally and in metal. Named after the late printer Christopher Stern (WA), it is an upright italic intended for poetry. Colin Kahn (P22) has expanded the Pro digital version (originally designed by Jim Rimmer) for a variety of options. The set features Stern Aldine (Small x-height Caps with standard lower case), Regular, Tall Caps (with standard lc)&Small Caps with x-height caps in place of lc). Youtube. David Earls writes: I've heard people say that letterpress gives warmth, but I prefer to think of it as giving humanity. That the types interaction on a page is so dependent on the punch cutter, the caster, the compositor, the printer, the humidity, the papermaker and inkmaker gives it a humanity, not a warmth, and decries the demise of letterpress. In 2013, Canada Type remastered Stern as Stern Pro---this typeface now covers Greek, and is loaded with Opentype features.
  • RTF Loxley (2010): The style of Loxley is based on early Roman typefaces, such as the "Subiaco" type of the late 1400s that was also inspirational to Frederick Goudy for his "Franciscan", "Aries" and "Goudy Thirty" type typefaces. Loxley displays some of Jim's particular left handed calligraphy and is in a similar style to his "Fellowship" and "Alexander Quill" typefaces, both of which were made in metal and digital formats. In 2013, Canada Type published a remastered and expanded version simply called Loxley.

FontShop link.

Jim Rimmer passed away early on January 8, 2010. His friend Richard Kegler (P22) wrote this obituary the next day: Jim was a multi-talented type designer, graphic artist, bookbinder, printer, letterer, technician and a most generous teacher. He was never glory-seeking and turned down most speaking engagements offered to him, not out of vanity or indifference, but rather thinking that he was not worthy of being given a spotlight. Jim offered free typecasting instruction to anyone who asked and came to visit him in his studio in New Westminster BC. He took as much time as needed and was generous to a fault. Anyone who took him up on this open invitation can attest to the intense and elegant chaos of his studio and work habits. I was fortunate enough to know Jim but for only a few years. What started as a business arrangement grew into a mutual respect and ongoing correspondence that I can only describe as life changing for me. His kindness and generosity were exceptional and his diplomacy even when given the opportunity to speak ill of anyone else was measured and kind. Jim's dedication to the craft of type design and related arts was beyond most if not all contemporaries. After his "retirement" from his professional life as a graphic artist and illustrator, he tirelessly worked on type designs for book projects where all aspects of his skills were applied. His book "Leaves from the Pie Tree" (I encouraged him to change the title from his original plan to call it "Droppings from the Pie Tree"...a truly self-effacing Jim Rimmerism) is the best single tome that summarizes his life and work. He designed the bookıs typeface in Ikarus (as he had with the 200+ other type design he created), cut the matrices and cast the type, wrote the text using an autobiographical introduction and continued to explain the process he used to cut pantographic matrices for his metal typefaces. The multi-colored lino cut illustrations, book design, individual tipped in sheets and attention to press work and binding would be impressive for one specialist to complete on each component. The fact that Jim did all of this himself is awe inspiring. A trade edition of this book has been printed by Gaspereau press but does not hint at the grandeur of the beautiful book that is Pie Tree. Jim's follow up of his edition of Mark Twain's Tom Sawyer (set in his Hannibal Oldstyle font designed for and fitted onto on a monotype composition caster) was recently completed and is equally if not more imposing as a fine press book, but with a sympathetic humor and humanity that would knock the stuffing of any other fine press attempt at the same material. Almost two years ago I visited Jim for a week and filmed footage for a documentary on his cutting of the Stern typeface. For various reasons the finishing of the film has been delayed. I truly regret that Jim could not see the finished version. With the film and his Pie Tree book, Jim generously conveys information on making metal type that has otherwise been largely lost and previously limited to a now defunct protective guild system. It was his wish that the information and craft be kept alive. Jim's last email to me was in classic Jim form hinting at his tireless dedication to his work: details of a new type family for a new book. He was one of the great ones. He will be missed.

Sumner Stone: Jim's insights into Goudy's typefaces in particular, and his devotion to doing everything in his own shop made me think he was perhaps Fred's reincarnation, but it took me awhile to realize this due to the self-deprecating personality you so accurately describe. His passing is truly a great loss to our craft.

Rod McDonald: I would like to relate a telephone conversation I had with Jim last month because I believe it shows his incredible spirit, and wonderful sense of humor. My wife and I visited Jim in November and were delighted to hear that his doctors had pronounced him cancer free. He looked good, just a little tired, but that was to be expected after his recent radiation treatment. Of course he was also anxious to get back to work. Less than two weeks later I received an email from him informing me that they had discovered that the cancer had spread to his lungs and, not only was it inoperable, he now only had six months to live. This sudden turn of affairs was devastating for me and I called him, hoping I think, to hear that it wasn't as bad as it sounded. He said it was bad and apparently nothing could be done. However he felt he would outlive the six months and in fact we even talked of getting together in the fall. The conversation then turned to his latest type family and when I gently asked him how long he thought it it would take to complete he simply said "I've got lots of time, after all I'm only going to be dying during the last fifteen minutes". I knew Jim for thirty-five years and will miss him more than his work, and that's saying a great deal.

In 2012, Canada Type, which had purchased Rimmer's designs started publishing some of Jim's lesser known designs. These include Cotillion Pro (2012, a very graceful typeface with high ascenders), Fellowship (2013, calligraphic), Poster Paint (2012, a take on Goudy Stout), Zigarre Script and Zigarre Rough (2012, brush scripts that were actually drawn with a marker), and Alexander Quill (2012, a calligraphic monastic typeface).

In 2013, Canada Type remastered several of Rimmer's typefaces, including in particular Isabelle Pro: Isabelle is the closest thing to a metal type revival Jim Rimmer ever did. The original metal typeface was designed and cut in late 1930s Germany, but its propspects were cut short by the arrival of the war. This was one of Jim's favourite typefaces, most likely because of the refined art deco elements that reminded him of his youthful enthusiasm about everything press-related, and the face's intricately thought balance between calligraphy and typography. Not to mention one of the most beautiful italics ever made. Lancelot Pro (2013) is a calligraphic all caps typeface based on Rimmer's digital original from 1999.

Pictures: Jim Rimmer casts 48pt ATypI keepsake (by John Hudson), Remembering Jim Rimmer (Facebook group), In his studio, a picture taken by the Globe and Mail. Another pic. Making Faces (trailer) (movie by Richard Kegler).

Klingspor link. ContentDM collection. Jim Rimmer at the Fine Press Book Association. Rimmer Type Foundry link.

View all typefaces by Jim Rimmer. An alphabetical listing of Jim Rimmer's typefaces. Catalog of Jim Rimmer's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Jim Strachan
[St. Rachan Typeworks]

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Jim Wielgosz

Toronto-based designer of the all caps Deco Sans typeface (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jinliang Liu

Toronto-based designer of the minimalist circle-based typeface Noah (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

JMA Marketing Group
[Sandy Cerovich]

Foundry located in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. It is run by Sandy Cerovich (b. 1954, Ontario). The blurb there: Sandy Cerovich entered the world of graphic design in the mid 1980s. His first type designs were for the Atari ST computer platform and were published by the now defunct Safari Fonts. He worked closely with several font designers converting their creations between various formats. With the demise of the Atari ST computer line, he left font design behind, concentrating on designing and producing print media and web sites. His first release in over 15 years, JoAnne Display began life as an assortment of characters for use in a print ad in 1992. JoAnne Display has been tweaked and reworked, on and off, for 16 years.. JoAnne Display (2008) is an elegant open titling face. Alexandar (2008) is an austere almost-slab serif family. Dasieve (2008) is a simple 8-style sans family with huge counters. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Joachim Lapiak
[Lapiak Design]

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Joan Sarah Touzet

Joan Sarah Touzet developed the font Cherokee between 1993 and 1998 at Yale University. Cherokee is a free font that covers the native language of the Tsalagi (Cherokee) Indians of North America. Touzet is now at the University of Toronto. Thomas Phinney does not like it: It's utter junk in both design and execution. Bizarrely irregular stroke weights, sidebearings chosen by rolling dice, extrema often ignored in point placement, non-Euclidean geometry of curves. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joana Patrasc
[Zdzislaw Beksinski]

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Joanna Briggs
[Fontage Canada]

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Joanna Durkalec

Canadian designer of Chelsea Girls (2019), which is a display sans serif inspired by 1970s New York City.

In 2020, she designed the hippie display font Sunfleur. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Joanne Taylor

Aka Jos Joy, as Joanne Ford Taylor, and as joiaco. South African illustrator from Knysna, b. 1953. She also paints as Qabbojo Art, and is presently located in Vancouver, Canada.

Designer in 2009 of Qarmic Sans, Qirkus Qaps (almost Tuscan), Qranklestein, Qlippitek, Qixstix, QutnTorn Caps, and the hand-printed fonts Qirlycues and Qokijo.

In 2011, she created Qokipops, Qik Edges (2011, dingbats and borders), Qut+Torn (papercut face), Qrypton (2011, sci-fi), Qumbazonki (2011, African look face), Qwagga (2011, another African face), Qixbox (2011, hand-printed 3d face), Qongasushi (2011, poster face), Qarkitech, and Qlinickle.

Typefaces from 2012 include Qarolina, Qreepy, Qrackerjax, Qubism, Qoncrete, Qrubby, Questoz, Quinky (brush face), Qumberland Slab, Qinkgo, Qrayola, Qudos, Qubism (inspired by Picasso), Qimiko, Qhorah, Qratchee (scratchy typeface).

In 2013, she designed Qrankenstein, Qaxton, Quota (a heavy titling face), Qlub Jozi (art deco), Qlarendon (a 7-style Clarendon family), Qarmic Sans Pro, Qanoodle (handwriting), Qorker (art deco, after The New Yorker?), Qlaire (clean sans), Qwinkwell, Quota (fat poster face), Qarross, Qontreaux, Qut+Paste (paper cut font), Qwacko, Qizulu (African-themed font), Qokeynote.

Typefaces from 2014: Qlunky Brush, Qarrotface, QikiconsRealEstate, QrackStreet, Quiglet (a very rounded sans), Quota-Bold, Qutntorn, Qwinkwell, Quikhand (chalk / blackboard typeface), Qirlycues.

Typefaces from 2015: African Elegance, Embroidery Running Stitch, Embroidery Chainstitch, Embroidery Backstitch, Leaderbord.

Typefaces from 2016: Scrabblish (scrabble font).

Typefaces from 2017: Qanterberry, Geeky Periodic Table Font.

Devian Tart link. Behance link. Graphic River link. Fontspace link. Dafont link. Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joannie Girard

Kitchner, Ontario-based designer of Bonbon (2017, iFontMaker). Twitter link. iFontmaker link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joe Andrus

Bowmanville, Ontario-based art director, designer and illustrator. Creator of the squarish garage sign typeface Parts & Labor (2017). Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joe Clark
[Joe Clark: Type in the Toronto subway]

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Joe Clark
[A critique of existing typefaces for HDTV (EIA-708) captioning]

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Joe Clark
[Tiresias: Critique by Joe Clark]

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Joe Clark

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Joe Clark, Toronto Writer

Joe Clark's essays on typography. Typoblog: his old blog on type. Newest URL for his type blog. Author of the must-read book Building Accessible Websites (2002). At ATypI 2003 in Vancouver, he spoke about typography for online captioning. ATypI writes: Toronto journalist, author (Building accessible websites, New Riders, 2003), and accessibility consultant Joe Clark has followed typography as long as he.s followed accessibility for people with disabilities: over 20 years. He is director of the Open&Closed Project, a public-private-academic partnership in research and standardisation in captioning, audio description, subtitling, dubbing, and related fields in audiovisual accessibility. At ATypI 2007 in Brighton, he spoke about Type in the Toronto Subway. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joe Clark: Type in the Toronto subway
[Joe Clark]

Joe Clark tells us about the typeface used in the Toronto subway: The Toronto subway has a typeface all its own. You can compare it to a few other fonts, but no other typeface is exactly the same. And, for 50 years, pretty much the only place you found it was on permanent, virtually indestructible wall signage. The typeface, in its original form, is a geometric sansserif in upper case only, with ten numerals, ampersand, period, and apostrophe, and an arrow (though a few other arrows are found on period signage). The typeface is often misidentified at Gill Sans, a typeface that will later become important in TTC typographic history. Even highly expert designers have misidentified the typeface as Gill. Vaguely comparable typefaces are Verlag, Bernhard Gothic, Metro, Neutraface, and Eagle. [...] By all accounts, no one alive today knows who designed the Toronto subway typeface. The original drawings (TTC 1960) do not credit an artist. (Since the drawings are dated 1960.12.12, they were drawn after the first installation of letters on a subway wall. That makes the absence of credit even more surprising; it may mean the designer had already been forgotten six years after the subway opened.) The subway typeface does not have a name, although the TTC claims (2007a) it is known internally as the Station font. That name has not taken root with transit fans outside the TTC. No stable name for the typeface in common use apart from "the TTC font." [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joe Nicholson

Joe Nicholson is an honors graduate of Humber College's Package Design and Development Program in Rexdale, Ontario, Canada. In 1985, after working in several studio environments, he launched his own company, Design Fortress near Toronto, which specialized in packaging graphics, corporate identity programs, logotypes and typeface design. Nicholson's Prosper typeface family (monoline) was produced to incorporate both "open" and "closed" designs in light, book, medium, bold and black weights, with both condensed and italic complements. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Joel Shane

Canadian typography student in Reading (UK), who was working on a condensed serif text family for low quality printing. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Canadian designer of Ordinary Artichoke (2013, hand-printed). [Google] [More]  ⦿

John A. Matheson

Toronto-based designer of Abtechia, the large Retardo (also called Spaz-1) and Mermaid grungy families (free downloads). All fonts dated between 1996 and 1998. Alternate URL. Fontspace link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

John Bigsby

Vernon, BC-based creator of Sandy (2012, hand-printed), Simply Delicious (2012, hand-printed) and Viande Funée (2012, hand-drawn).

Dafont link. Aka Tuna Fish. [Google] [More]  ⦿

John Ely

Designer at Garagefonts of Pawn (1991). John is from Ontario. [Google] [More]  ⦿

John Gauthier

Oakville, Canada-based creator (b. 1986) of the following free fonts in 2014: Tech Noir, Cyberfunk, Loomis Sans, A Quiet Sleep (brush script). In 2015, he made Fresh Marker, Rustico and the grungy textured typeface Downer (the feel bad font). In 2017, he designed the hipster typeface Acrnm. Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

John Hill
[Blue Jay Font Studio]

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John Hudson
[Tiro TypeWorks]

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John Thai

John Thai ("Thaipografik") is located in Toronto, where he practices design and typography. Behance link. His fonts from 2009: Farsity (athletic numbering face), FortyFive (counterless, octagonal). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Johnny Martz
[Robot Johnny (was: Robotic Attack Fonts)]

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John-Paul Knox

Winnipeg, Canada-based designer of Perrin OT (2004), a recreation of the fonts found in the Oeuvres de Descartes series published by J. Vrin in the 1970s. A René Ponot quote: The Éditions des Cendres book was set in the typeface Perrin (fig. 10), thanks to the understanding and benevolence of the Imprimerie Nationale of France, to which it belongs. Used there for the first time, Perrin was recreated from the authentic Augustaux in 1987 by the Atelier National de Création Typographique, under the direction of Ladislas Mandel and José Mendoza. It was digitized in 1995 by designer Franck Jalleau of the Imprimerie. Knox's Perrin OT, after discussion with Hrant Papazian, morphed into and was renamed Marquet (2004-2005), a delicate text family, which he calls les Elzévirs de Théophile Beaudoire. [PDF file of Knox's Marquet.] He also created Adrichom (2005). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jon Whipple

Designer of the sans family Kompass (2004), which was specially created for maps and diagrams. Jon is a graphic designer in Vancouver. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jonah Kellam

Jonah Kellam (Vancouver, BC) created the dot matrix typeface Blips (2014, FontStruct). FontStruct link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jonathan Hutton

Jonathan Hutton (Sinking Ship Entertainment, Toronto) designed a simple geometric all caps sans typeface called Geo (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jonathan Yule

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Jordan Angell

Branding expert in Calgary, who has created some curly logotypes in 2009. In 2010, he made the geometric beveled face Architype, and the octagonal techno typeface Phreeker. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jordan Cameron

FontStructor who made DB Brick VANOC in 2010. He writes about this gridded face: This font is based off BD Brick. It was used by VANOC (Vancouver Olympic Committee) as a secondary typeface in the 2010 Winter Olympics. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jordan Landon

Vancouver-based designer of the hipster typeface Geo Centry (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jordan Stephensen

Winnipeg, Manitoba-based designer of the industrial strength display typeface Gemstar (2017). In 2018, he designed the octagonal stencil typeface Keys Stencil, and the free decorative number font Tyndall. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jordan Voisin

Toronto, Ontario-based designer of Tree Type (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joseph Elaschuk

Designer in Toronto who created Fortuna (2013) by blending Helvetica and Bodoni. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joseph Gorecki

Toronto-based designer of the sans typeface Smartie (2004). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joseph J. Bailey

Well-known Canadian penman (1879-1970) who studied under Edward C. Mills. He graduated from the Zanerian College of Penmanship in 1910, and became involved in teaching penmanship in high schools. Author of The Bailey Method of Penmanship, which was used in high schools throughout Ontario, Alberta and Saskatchewan for over 40 years. One of the founding members of the International Association of Master Penmen, Engrossers and Teachers of Handwriting. He significantly influenced the education of handwriting in Canada during the first half of the twentieth century. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joshua Conley

Josh Conley (Canada) designed the skinny hand-printed typeface Wirey (2010). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

J.P. Brown

Canadian designer of the squarish dadaist typeface Box (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Jason Jadoonanan]

Art director in Toronto, who graduated from York University/Sheridan College in 2011. Creator of Screw Type (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jules Stacey

During his studies at OCADU in Toronto, Jules Stacey created the graffiti and tattoo-inspired typeface Switchblade 92 (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Julian Brown
[3rd Wheel Creative Studio]

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Juliana Tchakarova

Juliana Tchakarova attended OCAD University in Toronto, and received a Bachelor's degree in Design with a specialization in Graphic Design. In 2014, she created Renoir (2014, a typeface in hommage of painters like Renoir). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Julie Do

Graphic designer in Mississauga, who studies at York University in Toronto. Creator of the modular typeface Runway (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Julie Lewis

Newfoundland-based illustrator and designer Julie Lewis (b. 1979, aka Sassy Tuna) created the scratchy typeface Phont Van Ulden (2008). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Julija Burcar

Graduate designer in Toronto, who created the display typeface Double Parallel in 2017. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Justin Brazeau

Toronto-based designer of Breaktura (2014), an ornamental caps typeface. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Justin Chen

Architecture student in Vancouver. He used FontStruct in 2009 to make Infinite Suite, a set of lowercase alphabets based on elements of an architectural floor plan. Each letter is a "room," equips with partition, stair, table, window, or a bed. Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Justin Ladia

Based in Winnipeg, Justin Ladia's first entrance into the world of type design was Euckhov (2011---the name is an amalgamation of Euclid and Anton Chekhov), an absolutely stunning typeface designed on an explicit grid. He writes: Euckhov was inspired by old marquee signage from classic American cities like Chicago, and by a Chekhovian attitude towards the idea of the machine. I originally intended to make a no-frills, sturdy and structured three-dimensional typeface until I found that I enjoyed the geometry of the construction lines I used to make the letters better than whatever it was I was attempting.

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Justowriter was an autmatic composing machine that looked like an electric typewriter. Its typefaces included Text Type, Bold Face Type, Bold Face Italic Type, Galvin Type, Secretarial Type, Rogers Type, Documentary Type and Modern Type. Rogers Type was specifically designed for the Justowriter by Bruce Rogers. Manual.

Justowriter was produced and sold by Toronto-based Commercial Controls Corporation. That same company also sold the Flexowriter. The Flexowriter consisted of two units, the Automatic Perforator which recorded typewritten material in the form of perforations in a strip of tape, and the Automatic Typewriter which "read" the perforated tape, thus producing individually typed letters in quantity. Both units were all-electric and easy to operate. [Google] [More]  ⦿

K. Srinivasan

Designer of the Inuktitut font called Inuktitut-Sri (1996). Resident of St. Bruno, Quebec, he also made the Tamil fonts Valai-Sri (1997), Mylai-Sri (1996), Sri-TSC (1998), TSC-Sri (2001), Adhawin-Tamil. Some of these fonts are here and here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kadi Koroma

During her studies at York University in Toronto, Kadi Koroma created Requiem (2013), a display typeface based on didone elements. Serendipity (2014) is a free caps-only teardrop typeface. In 2015, she created a free vector format native Indian symbolism font, Ohitika (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kaejon Misuraca

Kaejon Misuraca (Zink Dezign, Stratford, Ontario) created the squarish Fire and Ice 3D Font family (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kafei Derpderp

Canadian creator of the childish hand-printed typeface Kafei's Cafe (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kailey Scott

Toronto, Canada-based designer of the stylish rounded free font Haven (2015). Dafont link. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kailey Spearin

Toronto-based designer of Puzzling Geometrics (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kaitlyn Haddlesey

During her graphic design studies at the Ontario College of Art and Design University, Kaitlyn Haddlesey created the serifed typeface Oliver (2013), which is a hybrid on a didone body. Imogen (2014) is along the same lines. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kaitlyn Verdonk

Toronto, Ontario-based designer of the avant garde all caps typeface Hard Love (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿


Canadian designer of the gothic typeface Testing Chaos (2005). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kaja Slojewska
[Nomad Fonts]

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Kalathan Yoganathan

Designer of Tamil Canadian (1997). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kamela Mulder

Born in Toronto and now in the Canadian rockies, Kamela Mulder created the upright script typeface Secret in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kara Maloney

Canadian designer of the counterless typeface Block (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Karen Clemens

Vancouver-born co-designer, with Apostrophe at Apostrophic Laboratory, of the Enemy of the State titling font (Metrolox; has 567 glyphs for most Latin, Cyrillic, Turkish and Greek languages), and of Wellbutrin. Karen lives in Bruges now. In 2001, she made Jagz with Apostrophe. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Karen Mosby

Graphic designer in Toronto, who made several hand-printed and brush typefaces in 2012, including a typeface family called Bonfire. She also made the ornamental caps typeface Architecture Type (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Karrie McEwan

As a student in 2015 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Karrie McEwan created a display typeface using FontStruct. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kate Fearnall

Kate Fearnall is a Communications Designer with a strong foundation in the realm of Fine Arts. She has studied at Nova Scotia's College of Art & Design. During her studies at Emily Carr University of Art & Design in Vancouver, British Columbia, she created the pixelish typeface Plot (2013).

Behance link. Cargo Collective link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kate-Lynn Ubels

Illustrator and designer in Edmonton, Alberta, who created the decorative caps typeface Pink Beauty (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

KatGyrl's Fountain of Youth

Large font archive. [Google] [More]  ⦿

KatGyrl's Music Files

KatGyrl's files for music bands. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Katharine Howard

Toronto-based designer of the hipster tweetware typeface Polar Vertex (2014) and the hand-drawn typeface Boxing Wizards (2014). Dafont link. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Katherine Gillieson

Winnipeg-born designer, who is a Lecturer in the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication at the University of Reading. At ATypI 2005 in Helsinki she spoke on Children and typography. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kathy Lu

During her studies at York University and Sheridan College in Toronto, Kathy Lu created the baseball script typeface Play Ball (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kathy Perla

Ontarian designer of the curly outline typeface Fica (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Katie Kwan

Communication designer who has lived and worked in Vancouver, Hong Kong, and Shanghai. The free oriental simulation font Jululu (2015, Maximage) was developed during a workshop by the team of Katie Kwan, Didier Quarroz, Jacob Chen, Doris Zhou, and Tony Tang. Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Katie Yep

Toronto-based designer of the modular techno typeface Vylite (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Katrina Densmore

Designer of Nature's Alphabet (2014), a decorative all-caps set of letters created during her studies in Kitchener, Ontario. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Katrina S

Graphic design graduate of The Academy of Design in Toronto. Creator of Mr. Sinjin (2012), a multiline display face. Her second typeface is 20s Moniker (2012).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kayla Tremblett

Photographer and designer in Toronto who created the all caps geometric typeface Pasta (2015) as a take on Futura. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kaytee Davis

Kaytee Davis (Nanaimo, British Columbia) designed an untitled dot matrix typeface in 2013. In 2014, she made the leafy typeface Overgrown.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

KC Fonts
[Kevin Christopher]

Canadian creator (b. Regina, SK) of the free typefaces Subway Novella (2011, grunge), Death From Above (2011, grunge), My Girl is Retro (2011, grunge), Eclipse (2011, shadow face), Chemical Reaction (2011, grunge), Shotgun Wedding (2011, grunge), Smoke in the Woods (2011, grunge), Indie Press (2011, texture face), Fat Cat (2011), Bluprint (2011), Square Flo (2011), Serial Publication (2011, grunge), Criminology (2011, textured face), Yoghurt (2011, curly script), Crashed Out (2011, textured face), Scribble Box (2011, sketched), Demento (2011), Verbal Diarrhea (2011), Ol' Cowboy (2011, grunge), Urban Jungle (2011, grungy caps-only face), Overcast Skies (2011, grunge), Good Morning Afternoon (2011) and Seedy Motel (2011). He also made the hand-printed Western Swagger (2011), the grungy mural typeface family Media Blackout (2011), the white on black typeface All Ages (2011), In The Garden (2011), Past Due (2011, didone grunge), and the drippy Rainy Day Vandal (2011).

Commercial typefaces: Pewter (2012), Varsity Playbook (2012, sketched), Subway Novella (2012).

Typefaces made in 2012: This Line-Up (grungy), None Shall Pass (grungy stencil), Black Asylum (horror movie grunge), Jonze (rubber stamp grunge), Main Event (grunge), Pewter, Black Asylum (grunge), Transit Diplay (noisy), Muddy Tractor, Load up on guns (grunge), Tragic Vision (grunge), Closure, Rocky Shore (grunge), Kraft Nine, Hooverville (copperplate/engraved typeface), Misery Loves Company, All Ages (grunge), By The Throat (scribbly, fat), Faded Memory, Varsity Playbook, Headliner No. 45 (a heavy poster face), Dro (another poster face), The Biz (grunge), Scorched Earth, Gunslinger (grungy wood type), Friday Night Lights (athletic lettering), Noises in the Attic (grunge), Jonze and Jonzing (grungy poster typeface in the style of Veneer).

Typefaces made in 2013: Misdemeanor (grungy stencil), Intaglio (grunge), Outliner No 45.

Typefaces from 2017: Type Xero (grungy and texrtured).

Dafont link. Home page. Fontspace link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿


Graphic Designer living in Edmonton Alberta. He created a constructivist typeface in 2009 while studying at Grant MacEwan College. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Keisha Cullen

Canadian graphic designer who offers on her site the free font Slayer (1999) which has as its copyright string Slayer the buffy font based on Herculanum. I know that Graham Meade made a font called Buffy The Vampire Slayer and got into tons of legal problems with FOX. I have no idea who made this particular font on Cullen's site. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Keith Chi-Hang Tam
[Keith Tam Typography]

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Keith Miller

Ontario-based designer of the serif typeface Silverfish (2005) and of a 1x1 pixel face (2005). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Keith Tam Typography
[Keith Chi-Hang Tam]

Keith Tam is a graphic designer and type designer born in Hong kong who has lived and worked in the UK and in Vancouver, Canada. He received his MA in Typeface Design at the Department of Typography&Graphic Communication at the University of Reading in 2002. Presently, he teaches art the School of Design, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. In 2005, along with Michail Semoglou, Keith co-founded Type Initiative, a type foundry and design collective. Currently, he is Assistant Professor in the School of Design, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. His fonts include Arrival (2005: a font developed during his graduate studies at Reading for reading signs from afar or while driving) and DGSans. Arrival can be bought at Incubator / Village.

He started a discussion on why people pick certain typefaces:

  • legibility
  • prevailing trend/fashion
  • personal taste client's wishes/preferences
  • historical context (reflecting the time and place of the content)
  • context of use (kind of paper, method of printing, etc)
  • stereotypes (established conventions, e.g. script type for wedding invitation)
  • uniqueness (in terms of distinguishing from others)
He also wrote articles on the slab serif in the 20th century, and the sans serif in the 20th century. At ATypI 2007 in Brighton, he spoke on Typographic bilingualism: a framework for the co-existence of Chinese and English texts. At ATypI 2008 in St. Petersburg, he spoke about issues in Chinese text design.

Main organizer of ATypI 2012 in Hong Kong.

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Kejak Fonts (was: Cheops)
[Scott Dieznyik]

Alexander S (aka Scott Dieznyik) made (mostly grunge) fonts in Mississauga, Ontario, and ran Kejak (formerly Cheops) Fonts, ca. 1997: his creations included Aadavalus, Honeybomb, This-Emulation, Keoki (not bad!), Lava-Lava (my favorite), ThisEmulation, Eroded2020, Circuit Scraping, Demun Lotion, Equilibrium, DustMites (a wonderful connected script based on Adobe's Sho Roman), Reticulan, Typewise, Bitwise Beta, Chemical Gus, Mechoba and BitwiseAlpha. Alexander is no longer making fonts. All his sites have disappeared.

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Kelley Bates

Designer in Toronto, who created Kelmo Sans (2018) and Warehouse (2018: a futuristic blackletter). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kelly Ann McNamara

During her graphic design studies in Sudbury, Ontario, Kelly Ann McNamara created the sci-fi typeface Kemcan (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kelly Klages
[By The Font (or: BTF)]

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Kelly Lemme

Graphic designer in Toronto who created the experimental typefaces Vertex and Orbit (2013). She also designed the brush typefaces Quillbee (2013) and Camper (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kelly Seay

Ottawa, Ontario-based designer of the school project typeface Slight Sans (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kelvin Leung

Toronto-based designer of the techno font Rubbers (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kenneth E. Bryant

Designer in 1994 of Jaisalmer (for Devanagari), Hindi/Sanskrit fonts (in all formats) for the Mac. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kenny Li
[Black Lab Type]

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Kent Campbell

Canadian designer of Brush of Kent (2014). Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ketlin Martins

Originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Ketlin moved to Canada in 2008. She studied at Emily Carr University of Art & Design and the British Columbia Institute of Technology in Vancouver. She is working as a freelancer in Montreal. In 2013, she designed the modular fashion mag typeface ABC. In 2015, she designed Skinny Pete and Hairy Gary. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kevin Allan King
[The Typotheque Syllabics Project]

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Kevin Allan King
[Syllabics typographic guidelines]

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Kevin Allan King

Kevin Allan King is from Toronto. He designed fonts for Canada Type from 2010 until 2017. In 2018, he graduated from the University of Reading's MATD program.

In 2010, he co-designed Robur and Wagner Grotesk, Slinger (an art nouveau face) and Sol Pro (a 20-style monoline sans family based on the classic Sol design by Marty Goldstein and C.B. Smith, published by VGC in 1973) with Patrick Griffin at Canada Type.

Still with Griffin at Canada Type, he revived a psychedelic / art nouveau typeface called Fortunata (1971, Karlo Wagner) and called it Spadina (2010). He also has a Facebook group on type crimes called TCI: Typographic Crime Investigators. Wagner Grotesk is the elaborate digital version of Edel Grotesque Bold Condensed (also known as Lessing, Reichgrotesk, and Wotan Bold Condensed), a 1914 typeface by Johannes Wagner, which was later adopted by pretty much every European type foundry, exported into the Americas, and used on war propaganda posters on either side of the Atlantic.

In 2011, he and Patrick Griffin published the refined Orpheus Pro family, which was based on the elegant Orpheus by Walter Tiemann (1926-1928, Klingspor), and its Italic which was called Euphorion (Walter Tiemann, 1936). Their enthusiastic description: The Orpheus Pro fonts started out as a straightforward revival of Tiemann's Orpheus and Euphorion. It was as simple as a work brief can be. But did we ever get carried away, and what should have been finished in a few weeks ended up consuming the best part of a year, countless jugs of coffee, and the merciless scrutiny of too many pairs of eyeballs. The great roman caps just screamed for plenty of extensions, alternates, swashes, ligatures, fusions from different times, and of course small caps. The roman lowercase wanted additional alternates and even a few ligatures. The italic needed to get the same treatment for its lowercase that Tiemann envisioned for the uppercase. So the lowercase went overboard plenty alternates and swashes and ligatures. Even the italic uppercase was augmented by maybe too many extra letters. Orpheus Pro has been a real ride. Images of Orpheus: i, ii, iii, iv, v.

In 2011, Griffin and King co-designed Walter Script, a calligraphic script that revives Troubadour (1926, Wagner&Schmidt).

Still in 2011, King and Griffin completed work on an exceptionally beautiful revival, Ratio Modern (the original by F.W. Kleukens is from 1923). This is a didone family with a refined humanist trait.

Still in 2011, he and Patrick Griffin created the 18-style sans family Recta, a considerable extension of Novarese's Recta. And they also completed Kumlien Pro, a revival and expansion of a beautiful transitional typeface designed in 1943 by Akke Kumlien. King Tut (2011) is a restoration and expansion of the original Egyptian Expanded, a single bold typeface cut in 1850 by Miller&Richard. Libertine (done with Patrick Griffin) is an angular calligraphic script inspired by the work of Dutchman Martin Meijer (1930s): This is the rebel yell, the adrenaline of scripts.

Paganini (with Patrick Griffin) is another jewel in Canada Type's drawers: Designed in 1928 by Alessandro Butti under the direction of Raffaello Bertieri for the Nebiolo foundry, Paganini defies standard categorization. While it definitely is a classic foundry text typeface with obvious roots in the oldstyle of the Italian renaissance, its contrast reveals a clear underlying modern influence. Patrick Griffin and Kevin Allan King did a revival called Paganini in 2011.

The year 2012 starts out with a bang. King and Patrick Griffin published Wonder Brush (partly based on a signage brush script called Poppl Stretto (1969) by Friedrich Poppl), Wagner Script (a revival of Troubadour (1926, Wagner&Schmidt)), Spade (a super-heavy slab face, done with Patrick Griffin; based on Farmer and Little's Antique No2 from 1867), and Louis (a faithful digital rendition and expansion of a design called Fanfare, originally drawn by Louis Oppenheim in 1927, and redrawn in 1993 by Rod McDonald as Stylus). King Wood (2012) is an octagonal flared wood type family with a set of dingbats, King Wood Extras. Monte Cristo (2012) is a grand type family with five styles and 1630 characters with many swashes and ways of connecting the calligraphic glyphs---it is the ultimate wedding font. The last joint project of King and Griffin in 2012 was Pipa, a pseudo-psychedelic groovy bellydancing font: Originally made for a health food store chain we cannot name, Pipa is the embodiment of organic display typography.

In 2013, Kevin Allan King and Patrick Griffin revived Georg Trump's transitional typeface Mauritius (1967, Weber).

In 2014, they designed the psychedelic typeface Jingo: This is the digital makeover and major expansion of a one-of-a-kind melting pot experiment done by VGC and released under the name Mardi Gras in the early 1960s. It is an unexpected jambalaya of Art Nouveau, Tuscan, wedge serifs, curlycues, ball endings, wood type spurs and swashes, geometry and ornamental elements that on the surface seem to be completely unrelated.

His graduatiuon type at MATD in 2018 was Mazina, a multi-script typeface system developed for complex literary texts. It supports Arabic, Latin, and several Canadian aboriginal scripts.

In 2022, he released eight fonts for Canadian Syllabics at Typotheque. At the same time, he published the extensive article Syllabics typographic guidelines. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Kevin Christopher
[KC Fonts]

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Kevin Guthrie

Kevin was born in 1979 in Winnipeg MB but grew up on the east coat of Canada in Fredericton NB. In 1998 he attended the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax NS, eventually earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts and the 2001 Xerox Canada digital arts scholarship. After Relocating to his current home of St John's NL Kevin has been re-energized toward art making and recently received a grant to develop an art exhibition through the Newfoundland Labrador Arts Council. Creator of Skretchy (2011).

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Kevin Portman
[Deep Blue]

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Kevin Theophile
[Open source fonts]

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Kevin VanHeighten

Canadian designer of the pixel font PointOne (2006). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Keya Vadgama

Keya Vadgama (Pickering, Ontario) is a British born Gujarati-Canadian UX designer turned typeface designer. She previously attended Type@Cooper and has taught type and design at Sheridan College in Toronto. Keya is currently freelancing as a type designer at Black Foundry. Graduate of the MATD program at the University of Reading, class of 2020. Her typefaces:

  • The child-friendly Gujarati font Ojara Sans (2014).
  • Mango (2020). Her graduation typeface at Reading. Mango is a multi-script variable type family intended for short and long passages of text, ideal for documents employing interrupted and/or continuous reading using the Latin and Gujarati scripts.
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Kim Ho

Canadian designer of the experimental typeface Digital Punk (2011). Her Behance page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kingdom of Awesome
[Haley Fiege]

Toronto and New York-based Canadian graphic designer and art director, who graduated from Otis College of Art and Design. On Dafont, she claims to be from or in Singapore. Designer of these display typefaces:

  • Advice Dog (2009).
  • Belshaw Donut Robot (2007). A free monospace sans.
  • Cairo is a free remastered true type version of the Mac OS6 classic (pixel) font originally designed by Susan Kare. It includes all your favourites, like cow dog, grapes and omelet.
  • League Script (2010, League of Movable Type). A free connected script.
  • Metaphor (2007). A reverse italic.
  • Parakeet (2010). A connected script that could also pass for a signage face.
  • Patagonia (2006-2009). A rounded sans.
  • Rolo Contreras (2010). A high-contrast script face).
  • Snek (2017).
  • The gorgeous fat rounded display typefaces Sniglet (2008, League of Movable Type). See also here and at Open Font Library. It was co-designed with Pablo Impallari and Brenda Gallo.
  • Soft Serve (2008). A comic book or ice cream cone ad typeface designed by Haley Fiege and James Arboghast at Sentinel Type.
  • Teaspoon (2007). Published at Canada Type in 2008. She writes: Teaspoon came out of a custom type piece I did for a Toronto based ad agency. Futura Extra Bold was everywhere at that time and I was extremely sick of looking at it, so did my own cute version.
  • Other typefaces: Mahalo, Ass Cape (2008), TBFM Billboard (2008: letters composed of veggies), Soft&Bouncy (2008, rounded sans), Renard (2008), Antarctica.

Old URL for Kingdom of awesome. Photos of her designs at Flickr. Behance link. Fontspace link. Fontsy link. Web Font Directory link. Klingspor link. Dafont link. Google Plus link. Newest Dafont link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Kip Panesar

The font Kip_ReMT (or Kip_Resp) by Kip Panesar (from Calgary, Alberta) was made in 1998. It has some symbols for mathematics, but looks like a strange smorgasbord of glyphs taken from Times, Symbol, and a few other fonts. It has smilies, but no delta and no epsilon, strange. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kit Pullen

Kit Pullen (Multilingual E-Data Solutions, Ottawa) assembled the Inuktitut font NunacomU (1999) for the Government of Nunavut, Iqaluit. Download site. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Hans Thiessen]

Komboh is Michael W. Mateyko and Hans B. Thiessen. Hans Thiessen is the Calgary, Alberta-based creator of the free piano key typeface Strict (2008). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Konor Abrahams

During his studies at RGD, Konor Abrahams (Toronto, Ontario) designed the piano key typeface Oppose Display (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Korneliusz Izbinski

Torontonian creator of a lovely typographic poster entitled For The Love Of Type (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Krissy B

Canadian designer who created Pixified (2007) and Pixeltastic (2008). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Krista Thompson
[Inuktitut Font]

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Kristal-Lynn Lafleur

Graphic designer in Sudbury, Ontario, who created the Peignotian sans typeface Olyptika (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kristin Ferreira

Torontonian designer of some interesting caps in which opposite counter are filled by competing graphical elements: K, S. While studying at the Ontario College of Art and Design University in Toronto, she created the connect-the-dots geometric typeface Interfuse (2013).

Newer Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kristina Klaffke

Aka Ratticsassin. Toronto-based designer of the brush typeface Bear Hugs (2016) and the weathered typeface Campkid (2016). Home page. Behance link. Fontspace link. Dafont link. Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kristina R

Based in Toronto. Designer of Organica (2004). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Krygene Design

Toronto, Canada-based designer of the free all caps sans headline typeface Make Ya Cry Grotesque (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Krystal Empire
[Kyrox Arashi]

Canadian youngster (b. 1992) who is working on the pixel typeface Chmod (2007). Home page. Chmod 1.0 (2008) was made with FontStruct. Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kyle Lahnakoski

Designer of Programmer Font (2005). See also here at Arcavia Software in Toronto, where he works. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kyrox Arashi
[Krystal Empire]

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La Chronique

Canadian site where we find the avant-garde typeface Maleficent (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿


Canadian designer of Testing Chaos (2005). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Language Geek
[Christopher Harvey]

Chris Harvey's site started out by provding keyboards and fonts for the native languages of North America. Located in Ontario, Canada, Chris Harvey's original collection included several free Unicode-compliant creations (Aboriginal Sans Unicode, Aboriginal Serif Unicode). The following were covered: Dakelh, Cherokee, Cree syllabics, Ojibway (Ojibwe, Ojibwa) syllabics, Naskapi syllabics, Dene or Athabaskan/Athapaskan (Chipewyan, Slavey) syllabics, Blackfoot syllabics, and roman orthographies of Canadian (and some US) native languages. As of 2019, he covers more than 100 Indigenous languages, including all of the ones in northern Canada, as well as languages in Australia, New Zealand and the U.S.

Of particular interest are his pages on syllabics. I quote some passages: "Syllabics became very popular first among the Cree people, then spread to other Algonquian languages such as Ojibway, Naskapi, and Blackfoot. Heading north and east, Syllabics were adopted by some of the Dene languages, and Inuktitut. The writing system was transferred from parent to child despite the attempts of the Canadian residential school system to obliterate Native languages. The system was so popular, that it has been reported that the Cree once had a near 100% literacy rate. [...] These days, Inuktitut, Cree, Naskapi, Oji-Cree, are the languages most often written in Syllabics (although Roman orthographies for these languages are also available). The others have generally switched to Roman writing systems, however some dialects, communities, or individual speakers still prefer syllabics." The list:

  • AboriginalSans-Bold, AboriginalSans-BoldItalic, AboriginalSans-Italic, AboriginalSans, AboriginalSerif-Bold, AboriginalSerif-BoldItalic, AboriginalSerif-Italic, AboriginalSerif: Made by Chris Harvey, 2004-2006. These are full aboriginal Unicode fonts that include Syllabics (Cree, Ojibway, Naskapi, Inuktitut, Dakelh, Blackfoot, Dene), Cherokee and Latin.
  • AfRomanSerif-Bold, AfRomanSerif-BoldItalic, AfRomanSerif-Italic, AfRomanSerif, AfSans-Bold, AfSans (Chris Harvey, 2004):
  • Digohweli (Chris Harvey, 2006): for Cherokee. Free download. This font was adopted as the official Cherokee Nation font.
  • Kayases (Chris Harvey, 2006): for Blackfoot, Dene, Algonquian (Cree, Ojibway, Naskapi), Dakelh (Carrier Dene) and Inuktitut.
  • Kisiska (Chris Harvey, 2005): for Moose Cree, East Cree, Inuktitut, Naskapi, Northern Ojibway, Plains Cree, Swampy Cree, Woods Cree, Saulteaux Ojibway, Dene.
  • Masinahikan-Bold, Masinahikan-SemiBold, Masinahikan (Chris Harvey, 2005): for Moose Cree, East Cree, Inuktitut, Naskapi, Eastern Ojibway, Plains Cree, Swampy Cree, Woods Cree, Oji-Cree, Western Ojibway, F-C Dene.
  • OskiBlackfoot-Bold, OskiBlackfoot-BoldItalic, OskiBlackfoot-Italic, OskiBlackfoot (Chris Harvey, 2003): for Blackfoot.
  • OskiDakelh-Bold, OskiDakelh-BoldItalic, OskiDakelh-Italic, OskiDakelh (Chris Harvey, 2004): for Dakelh (Carrier Dene).
  • OskiDeneA-Bold, OskiDeneA-BoldItalic, OskiDeneA-Italic, OskiDeneA, OskiDeneB-Bold, OskiDeneB-BoldItalic, OskiDeneB-Italic, OskiDeneB, OskiDeneC-Bold, OskiDeneC-BoldItalic, OskiDeneC-Italic, OskiDeneC, OskiDeneS-Bold, OskiDeneS-BoldItalic, OskiDeneS-Italic, OskiDeneS (Chris Harvey, 2005): for Dene (Chipewyan, Beaver, Dene, South Slavey.
  • OskiEast-Bold, OskiEast-BoldItalic, OskiEast-Italic, OskiEast (Chris Harvey, 2003): for Moose Cree, East Cree, Inuktitut, Naskapi, Eastern Ojibway.
  • OskiWest-Bold, OskiWest-BoldItalic, OskiWest-Italic, OskiWest (Chris Harvey, 2003): for Plains Cree, Swampy Cree, Woods Cree, Oji-Cree, Western Ojibway.
  • Pitabek (Chris Harvey, 2005): for Plains Cree, Swampy Cree, Oji-Cree, Western Ojibway, Chipewyan (F-C), Dogrib (F-C), Slavey (F-C), Beaver (F-C), Dene.
  • RotinonhsonniSans-Bold, RotinonhsonniSans-BoldItalic, RotinonhsonniSans-Italic, RotinonhsonniSans, RotinonhsonniSerif-Bold, RotinonhsonniSerif-BoldItalic, RotinonhsonniSerif-Italic, RotinonhsonniSerif (Chris Harvey, 2004): full aboriginal Unicode fonts.

Interview on CBC. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lanston Type Co
[Gerald Giampa]

The Lanston Type Co was based in PEI, Canada, moved in 2002 to Vancouver, and moved later that year to Espoo, Finland. In 2004, Lanston was sold to P22. It has classic and wonderful offerings such as Albertan, Bodoni, Caslon, Deepdene (Frederic Goudy, 1929-1934; see D690 Roman on the SoftMaker MegaFont XXL CD, or URW Deepdene, or Barry Schwartz's Linden Hill (a free font)), Goudy Oldstyle, Jacobean Initials, Kennerly, Kaatskill, Water Garden and Jefferson Gothic. Owned by Gerald Giampa (b. 1950, d. Vancouver, 2009), who wrote me this: Frederic Goudy worked for us for 29 years. We manufactured Monotype casters and keyboards. The English sister company sold casters to England and the Commonwealth and we sold to the Americas and wherever else practical. Tolbert Lanston, our founder, was the inventor of Monotype. We still sell matrices and were punching them until several years ago. Soon we expect to have the equipment moved and operational once again. We are placing it into America's largest printing museum which is in Andover close to Boston. However there is a possibility that it will end up in Hull Québec. Our previous type director was Jim Rimmer of Vancouver, noted type designer. He designs, cuts and cast type in lead. Our typeface Albertan was designed by Jim and is very successful. John Hudson and Ross Mills of Tiro were directly inspired by our facilities in Vancouver. I encouraged them towards type design. The beautiful Bodoni 26 (unicase) can be bought at FontShop. Atlantic 35 (1909-1935) is a modern family first used by the Atlantic Monthly in 1909.

The fonts: Albertan No. 977, Albertan Bold No. 978, Albertan Title No. 980,&Inline No. 979, Bodoni No. 175, Bodoni Bold No. 2175, Bodoni 26 (a Lanston unicase based on an interpretation by Sol Hess), No. 175, Caslon Old Style No. 337, Caslon Bold No's 637,&537, Deepdene No. 315, Figures Square No. 132, Flash No. 373, Fleurons C, Fleurons Granjon Folio, Fleurons Folio One, Forum No. 274, Francis No. 982, Garamont No. 248, Globe Gothic No's 240,&239,&230, Goudy Initials No. 296, Goudy Old Style No. 394, Goudy Thirty No. 392, Goudy Village (#2) No. 410, Hadriano Stone-Cut No. 409, Hadriano Title No. 309, Jacobean Initials, Jefferson Gothic No. 227, Jenson Old Style No. 508, Kaatskill No. 976, Kaufmann (Lanston Swing Bold) No. 217, Kennerley Old Style No. 268, Metropolitan No. 369, Obelisk No. 2577, Pabst Old Style No. 45, Pabst Old Style Open, Spire No. 377, 20th Century No. 605, Vine Leaves C, Vine Leaves Folio One, Vine Leaves Folio Two, Water Garden Ornaments. P22 writes this about Lanston: In the late 1800s, Tolbert Lanston licensed his technology to an English sister company and became a major international force. Lanston grew rapidly with America's pre-eminent type designer, Frederic Goudy, holding the position of art director from 1920-1947. The Philadelphia-based Lanston Monotype eventually parted ways with its English counterpart. English Monotype became simply known as Monotype from that time forth. Lanston was acquired by American Type Founders in 1969. After a series of other owners, the company found its way to master printer Gerald Giampa, who moved it to Prince Edward Island in 1988. During its time of transition, Lanston continued supplying the American market for monotype casters until January 21, 2000, when the hot-metal component of Lanston was tragically destroyed by a tidal wave. Giampa was one of the earliest developers of PostScript fonts. After the loss, he focused on digitization to an even greater extent. Under his stewardship, Lanston's classic typefaces were digitized in a style that was true to the sources, which are the brass and lead patterns from which the metal type was made. The past few years have seen Giampa and Lanston travel from Canada to Finland, and back again. Now, Lanston has completed another journey back to the United States to come under the care of a new steward: P22. Giampa is answering the call of the sea. He has traded his type founder's hat for that of a ship's captain to sail the northern Pacific coast. During his shore leaves, Giampa will act as typographic consultant to Lanston-P22. The P22 Lanston collection (2005-2006) was designed wih the help of people such as Paul Hunt and Colin Kahn. It includes these typefaces:

Fonts can be purchased from MyFonts where all fonts have the prefix LTC. Obituary of Giampa and links to obituaries.

Catalog of the Lanston typeface library. View the typefaces designed by Lanston. A more extensive page of Lanston Monotype typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Lapiak Design
[Joachim Lapiak]

Graphic design bureau for the deaf, located in Alberta, Canada, and run by Joachim Lapiak, who created the wonderful sign language font Lapiak ASL (2007). He obtained a Bachelors in Design from the University of Alberta.

See also here. Klingspor link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Larabie Fonts
[Ray Larabie]

Well over 500 original designs by Ray Larabie formerly from from Port Credit/Mississauga, Ontario, but now in Nagoya, Japan. Fontspace link. Dafont link. Abstract Fonts link. Another URL. Another URL. Fontsy link.

Ray Larabie's fonts were originally free. The site was discontinued in the summer of 2001. Ray Larabie started a second life in his new commercial foundry, Typodermic, which opened in the Autumn of 2001.

The following fonts are free: Blue Highway (1996-2011, based on American road signs, +Linocut), Strenuous, Shlop (2001, blood drip font), Tofu, Electoral Blue, Embargo, Lunaurora, MarqueeMoon, President Gas (nice stencil font), Motorcade, Overload, Baltar (2010), Dignity of Labour (1999), DirtyBakersDozen (1998, military stencil), Mufferaw (2000), Kimberley (2002), Typodermic, Mexcellent (2000, a great triline and 3D face), Minya (old typewriter font), PulseState, Quinquefoliate, Yadou, Para-Aminobenzoic, Hydrogen Whiskey, Metal Lord (an Iron Maiden font made in 1996), Golden Girdle, DazzleShips, Kredit, Minisystem, Boron, RiotAct, GlazKrak (1996), SoRunDown (1997; visions of Detroit in 2010), YellowPills, Fake Receipt, Tinsnips, Lucky Ape, Bailey's Car, Icicle Country, Home Sweet Home, Let's Eat, Giant Tigers, RoboKoz, Snidely, Xtra-Flexi-Disc, Fluoride Beings, Field Day Filter, Bramalea Beauty (1998), Braeside Lumberboy (stencil font), Oliver's Barney, Rothwell, Fragile Bombers, Yawnovision, Superheterodyne, Massive Retaliation, Instant Tunes, Neurochrome, Xenowort, Balcony Angels, Neuropol Deluxe, Quadaptor, Deftone Stylus, Lady Starlight, LetterSet, Map of You, First Blind, Larabiefont (monospaced, 1999), Monofonto (monospaced, 1999), Orange kid, Thiamine (1999), Green Fuzz, Gunplay (stencil font), Mail Ray Stuff, Walshes Outline, Mississauga, Union city blue, Carbon Phyber (1999-2009), Carbon Block (1999), Plain Cred, First Blind, Walshes, Credit river, Dendritic Voltage, Neuropolitical, Poke, Port Credit, Lesser Concern, Kustom Kar, Mold Papa, Kleptocracy, Blue Highway D, Hots, Coolvetica, Holy Smokes, Chinese Rocks, sudbury Basin, Lilliput steps, Hurontario, Participants, Adriator (1999-2014), Airmole (2000), Airmole Antique (2000), Ethnocentric, Biting My Nails, Biting Outline, Dyspepsia, Vanilla Whale, Libel Suit, Effloresce, DreamOrphans, EffloresceAntique, EnnobledPet, Euphorigenic, EyeRhyme, GotNoHeart, Hamma Mamma Jamma (1998), Octoville, PlainCred1978, Plasmatic, RadiosinMotionHard, Densmore (a modern stencil font), RadiosinMotion (a morse font), Sexsmith, ShouldveKnown, ShouldveKnownShaded, 20thCenturyFontItalic, Counterscraps, Cretino, Crystal Radio Kit, Duality, Echelon (1999, + Italic), Effloresce, Fabian, KenyanCoffee, MinyaNouvelle, OliversBarney, Oil Crisis (2002, car dingbats), SybilGreen (2000), Tork (2000), Degrassi (2001-2014: graffiti fonts), Vibrocentric, Rafika (stencil font), Berylium, Pakenham, Steelfish (see also here and here; Steelfish Rounded followed in 2019), Bullpen, Almonte Woodgrain, Sandoval, Sappy Mugs (2002, mugshots), Colourbars, Unispace, Urkelian (1998), Subpear, Stasmic, StreetCred (1998), Zekton Dots, Vademecum, Vectroid (2000), Zeroes One (1999).

The early commercial fonts at Typodermic included Amienne (2004, brush script), Asterisp (named Aplha through Iota, asterisks, 2000), Bomr (2002), Jillican, Tank (2004, an octagonal face), Telidon Ink and Wyvern. Rare Larabie fonts. Mass download. Direct access to some fonts. Noteworthy is that Neuropol is the font in the official logo of the 2006 Olympic Winter Games. Roxio's new Easy Media Creator 7 includes 36 updated Ray Larabie freeware fonts with expanded character sets, kerning, Euro symbol and installable embedding: Arnprior, Baveuse, Berylium, Berylium Bold Italic, Blue Highway (based on the US highway series E font), Blue Highway Condensed, Blue Highway D Type, Blue Highway Bold, Blue Highway Linocut, Burnstown Dam, Carbon Block, Credit Valley (+ B, I,&BI), Earwig Factory, Hurry Up, Kredit, Krystoid, Minya Nouvelle (+ B, I,&BI), Neuropol, Planet Benson 2, Pupcat (unicase), Stereofidelic, Sybil Green (2000, girlish font), Teen (+ B, I, BI, Light, and Light Italic)), Velvenda Cooler, Velvenda MegablackWaker.

Fonts made in 2004-2005: Stentiga (free), Boopee, Zalderdash, First Blind 2, Fenwick Outline, Amienne, Induction, Huxtable, Good Times, Euphorigenic, Neuropolitical, Effloresce, Squealer, Axaxax, Coolvetica, Cretino, Heroid (comic book).

Catalog of the typefaces in the Larabie Fonts collection. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Laura Antonelli

Whistler, BC-based designer of the decorative Victorian typeface Tango Type (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Laura Greenfield

Graduate of George Brown College, class of 2017. Toronto-based creator of the flared unicase typeface Uniquill (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Laura Keung

Laura Keung (b. 1989) is [in her own words] a half Bolivian-half Chinese hybrid, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, raised in Santa Cruz, Bolivia and currently [2014] living in Toronto, attending OCAD (Ontario College of Art and Design). Creator of the closed counter geometric typeface Dark Deco (2009).

Alternate URL. Behance link. Older Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Laura Schutte

Toronto-based designer of a bitmap font (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lauren Schroer

Toronto-based designer of LS Casual (2015, handwriting typeface). Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Laurie Millotte

Young French graphic designer who graduated in 2006 from Ecole Estienne. She lives temporarily in Vancouver. Typefaces by her include Personal (handwriting) and Funambule (experimental). Her thesis at Estienne was entitled Baskerville: rupture ou continuité? [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Howard M. Berlin]

20-font archive with the Howard M. Berlin Hebrew fonts AinYiddisheFontCursiv, AinYiddisheFontModern, AinYiddisheFontTraditional (1997) (see also here), and TorahSofer. Also Boomerang (Harold Lohner), DIVCHEM, Dahrlin (WSI), Fifties (WSI), GothicHijinx and GothicHijinxRough from Omega, Hirosh (AARRGGHH), MendelSiddurBold, ParishMedium (LMNo Designs, Steven Shepard), SymbolMW-Normal (MWSoft), and WarnSymbols5. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Layla May

Canadian designer of the fat finger font Those Days (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lean Berrybellebee

Canadian designer of the hand-printed typefaces Georgina's Hand and Celine's Hand (2011).

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Leaticia Kaggwa

During her studies at George Brown College School of Design in Toronto, Leaticia K created a unicase display typeface, Stiletto (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lee Wai Kei

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Lee Yuen-Rapati

Canadian type designer who specializes in type for watches. In 2018, he graduated from the University of Reading's MATD program. For his graduation, he designed Matic, a multi-script type family that finds its inspiration in the typography of vintage wrist watches. The family is made up of two styles: Matic A uses wide, boxy letterforms with a low contrast and tall x-height. Matic B tones down both the width and the boxiness of its sans-serif partner, but only marginally. Both styles include a set of upright optical weights for extra small settings as well as accompanying italics.

At One Hour Watch, he shows watch drawings done by hand every day in one hour or less. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lee Zavitz

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Leena Salem

Graphic designer in Toronto.

Dafont link. Creator of the techno / futuristic typeface Nanonaut (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lee-Tzu Mao

Communication Design Major at Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver, Canada. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Leo Ostbaum

Late director of design for VANOC, the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Committee. In December 2009, some hackers on alt.binaries.fonts extracted fonts from PDSFs at the Vancouver Olympics web site, and came up with a rounded signage font called Cryptozoo, designed in 2009, whose Notice reads Concept and design by Leo Obstbaum, VANOC Brand&Creative Services. Additional character data and technical production by Canada Type. Copyright 2007 VANOC Brand&Creative Services. So it appears that Canada Type was also involved in its design and production. Other fonts extracted by the same people include [the comments in italics are from the hacker team]:

  • CloseCallOlympics: Designed for the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games by Simon Schmidt for Fountain. Except that the original lower case now duplicates the upper case, no other differences have been found between this and the free CloseCallAM font by Simon Schmidt of CloseFonts. Use of this font has been abandoned.
  • Vancouver2010Pictograms These have been extracted from a pdf. The pictograms related to sports activities are used for Olympic site signage and publications. They are presented here in a variety of formats, with and without borders and backgrounds.
  • Neo Sans Unicase (Proper version posted by Zammer): Based on Neo Sans.
  • BDBrickVanOC (Proper version by Zammer): This APPEARS to be the same as the free BDBrick font from Büro Destruct, but without the original lower case letters. Some of the glyphs are changed, such as the number 'one'.
The team concludes In addition to the use of standard commercial fonts, particularly the Neo Sans and CharlotteSans families, a number of fonts have been created or modified specifically for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games. The font samples associated with this document are based on files that have been extracted from pdfs and flash files available on the Vancouver2010 web site.

The Vancouver 2010 official site writes:
Which typefaces are part of the Vancouver 2010 graphic identity?
1. Primary typeface - Neo Sans font family (Look of the Games and Motto - customized version) Note: The Neo Sans font family includes Neo Sans Regular which is most commonly used and Neo San Unicase which is used for the Motto and mostly reserved for headlines.
2. Secondary typeface - BD Brick (Sport Pictograms and Sport Overlays - customized version) - Cryptozoo Regular and Cryptozoo Bold (Mascots - designed by VANOC)
3. Font for Sponsor Designations - Charlotte Sans Book Plain (emblem Graphic Standards)
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Leslie Usherwood

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Leslie Usherwood

The most famous Canadian type designer (1932-1983). Usherwood studied at the Beckenham School of Art, and practiced as a lettering artist in the commercial art field for 15 years. Typesettra was created in 1968, and had more than four type designers in the early eighties. In 1977, Typsettra began designing original typefaces for Berthold, Letraset and ITC. Usherwood's typefaces:

  • Melure (first typeface, designed in 1965 for Headliners International, New York).
  • Caslon Graphique (1980). Digital versions: Caslon Graphique (URW++), Caslon Graphique (ITC), Caslon Graphique EF (Elsner+Flake), Caslon Graphique SH (Scangraphic Digital Type Collection).
  • Caxton Light Italic (Letraset, 1981), Caxton Roman Bold (Letraset, 1981), Caxton Roman Book (Letraset, 1981), and Caxton Roman Light (Letraset, 1981).
  • Flange, a family created for a government program in 1972; a Typesettra font since 1980; a Berthold font since 1981; see Fleming on the SoftMaker MegaFont XXL CD, 2002; it is also in the Scangraphic collection as Flower. Aka Frascati.
  • ITC Leawood (1982). ITC Leawood was begun by Les Usherwood and finished in 1984 by his staff at Typsettra in Toronto after his untimely death. See also OPTI Lemery Book by Castcraft.
  • Lynton (1980-1981, Berthold).
  • Marbrook (1983, Berthold).
  • ITC Usherwood (1983).
  • Several headline typefaces were conceived by Leslie Usherwood for Berthold in the early 1970s, such as Graphis Extra Fett (1971, a very bold headline face), Statesman (1973, a high contrast large x-height serif face) and Oktavia (1973, a large x-height face). They are also Typesettra typefaces.
  • Several of his typefaces were published/revived by Red Rooster Type foundry, such as TCAdminister (by Steve Jackaman), Argus (by Paul Hickson), Beckenham (by Paul Hickson, named after the Beckenham School of Art where Usherwood studied), TCCentury (1996, by Steve Jackaman), Chelsea (1993, by Steve Jackaman).
  • At Red Rooster: Alexon (1993: the digital version was done by Steve Jackaman in 1999. This typeface is a relative of the flared-extremity typeface Friz Quadrata), Elston, TCKingsley (digital version by Jackaman, 1999: based on Goudy's Kennerley Old Style, 1911-1924), Lesmore (digital version by Paul Hickson), Claremont (digital version by Paul Hickson), TC Administer (digital version by Jackaman), Sycamore (digital version by Jackaman), Maximo (digital version by Jackaman), Kingsrow (digital version by Jackaman), Goudy 38 (digital version by Jackaman), Extension RR (digital version by Jackaman), Chelsea (digital version by Jackaman), Argus (digital version by Paul Hickson), Beckenham (digital version by Jackaman), Equestrienne (digital version by Paul Hickson), Stanhope (digital version by Paul Hickson; Usherwood's based the design on a turn-of-the-century typeface of the same name from the Soldans&Payvers foundry, circa 1904), Century New Style (digital version by Jackaman), Waverly (digital version by Jackaman).

Linotype link. FontShop link. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Lewis Read

Member of the East Coast Font Club, a small team of designers living in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. Lewis Read created the free typeface Limerock Sans (2021) and the vintage serif typeface The North Shore (2021). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lewis Read

Prince Edward Island, Canada-based designer of the free slab serif typeface The Life (2021). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lex Kominek

Calgary-based designer of Naranja (2005), an experimental typeface built up of quarter circles and L-brackets. Its dingbats are inspired by Clockwork Orange. Faces made with FontStruct in 2008: Robot Builder (Solid, Shaded and Open: squarish typefaces), Polygonal Lasso (Far West type: 938 glyphs for Latin, Latin Extended A & B, Greek, Cyrillic, and Katakana), Marshmallow Script (based on Einhorn, Eclat, Deftone Stylus, and Magneto, all connected diner scripts), Crazy Eights (deck of cards), Ficus Stencil (+Compressed, +Condensed, +Extended, +Regular, +Zebra, +StencilOpen), Big Fat (+Vibrate, +Solid, +Shaded), Negatron (Regular, Solid and Fill), Tuscan Radar, Nuclear Depot Americum (495 glyphs consisting of stars), Nuclear Depot (Radioum, Neptunium, Plutonium, Uranium: a futuristic family that covers Cyrillic), Am I see are you pee see, eh? (a font that combines MICR with UPC-A). The links: big_fat_shaded, crazy_eights, ficus_stencil_compressed, ficus_stencil_condensed, marshmallow_script, negatron_fill, negatron_regular, negatron_solid, serpent_like_bold, tuscan_radar.

2009 creations: Haemophobe (pixel), Star Wreck, Mouthcaster (a bilined typeface based on the lettering on the front of the 1978 edition of the Scoutmaster's Handbook), Pasta (white on black), Medical Station Alpha (techno), Disco Stud (Chrome, Solid, Chrome Oblique, Solid Oblique), Affix, Infix (experimental and minimalist), Pinball Blizzard, Tears in Rain (a simplistic textura), Five Minute Hair Colour (slab serif), Seg Sixteen (LED face), Trajedy (pixel), Nobody 8 Italic (pixel), Home Sweet Home (a cross-stitch font), Wotan, Tiki Deaky, Writetyper, Chromatose (shadow family), Chocobot (an octagonal family containing Dark, Stacked (multilined), Milk, White), Big Fat (Shaded, Vibrate, Solid).

2010 creations: Fungal Sharp, Fungal Rounded (described by himself as a unicase stovepipe sans), Elliptical Lasso (Western ornamental caps), Astral Projection (a dot matrix typeface that updates Astra, a Letraset font designed by François Robert and Natacha Falda in 1973), Brick-block tops (3d effect), Knots, Spacerock (an extensive arc-based geometric family), Telephone (counterless), Pixular, StarWreck the Next Generation, Hockey Club, Brick-Block Tops, Bubblemania, Ziabelle Remix (outline, 3d, shaded), Hextone, Falcone (robotic face), but I didn't Trap the Deputy (Egyptian), Dinosaur Gothic.

Fonts from 2011: Apé'ritif (bilined), Csillagok (a futuristic face based on a Hungarian Star Wars poster), Valhalla (faux runic), Birodalom, Haboruja, Piezo, Felix (black art deco face).

Typefaces from 2013: Portafina, Portofino.

Typefaces from 2014: Hanz and Franz, McRasky (a MICR font), Apricpt, Classic Spacerock, Five Minute Hair Colour.

Typefaces from 2015: Big Fat Shaded Neue, Rampy, Managrom (monogram font), Spagett (connected cursive script). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Liam James Dyer

Creator of the handwriting typeface Prime Minister of Canada (2008). It is not said which Prime Minister's hand this is---I would guess that its writer is at about grade three level, and thus it can only be Steven Harper's hand. Upon closer scrutiny, I discovered that the font was made by Ray Larabie in 1998, so Liam is a fake. But then again, so is Steven Harper. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Liam Lawlor

Toronto-based designer of the blackletter typeface Deutsch Kino (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Liam Quin's Metafont Guide

Lists all sources for metafont code for most languages in the world. Liam Quin works for SoftQuad Inc in Toronto. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Liam Quin's Metafont Guide (Dutch mirror)

Lists all sources for metafont code for most languages in the world. Liam Quin works for SoftQuad Inc in Toronto. Site at the University of Utrechts's CS Department. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Liam Quin's Metafont Guide (mirror)

Lists all sources for metafont code for most languages in the world. Liam Quin works for SoftQuad Inc in Toronto. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lianne Tokey
[Baron Art Co]

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Limelight Artistry
[Denise Even]

Canadian designer of the srtsy flared display typeface family Ace Attitude (2020). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Linda Caroll
[Wild Hare Studio]

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Lindsay Holton
[The Lindsay Holton files]

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Lisa Beaton

Ottawa-based creator of the slab serif typeface Popsicle (2014), which was designed during her graphic design studies. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lisa Nakamura

Codesigner with Patrick Griffin (Canada Type) of Sobeys Merchant Script (2014), a hand-drawn custom typeface for Sobey's. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lisa Villeneuve

Ottawa-based creator of the semi-stencil typeface Glowworm (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lisanne Binhammer

Communicatoion designer in Toronto. For a course at OCADU, she created the Kusaidia typeface in 2013. This organic sans was designed to promote maternal health in Tanzania---Kusiadia means Help. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lloyd Springer
[TypeArt Foundry (or: Digiteyes Multimedia TypeArt Foundry)]

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Loai Gammo

Was working with Al-Alamiah and might have access to their (Sakhr) fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Rénald Lévesque]

Rénald Lévesque offers a few self-made dingbat files (Valentine, HalloweenDingbats, Egyptian Hieroglyphics, Christmas Dingbats, Clipart Dingbats, Music Notation Font). [Google] [More]  ⦿


Canadian creator of the fat grunge typeface Messy Bubble (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lonnie Taylor

Lonnie Taylor (patgroove) is the Canadian designer (Calgary, b. 1981) of LonniesHand and LonniesHandInProgress (2003) [no downloads]. Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lord Elessar

Canadian designer of Machiavelli (2005). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lord of Pink

Canadian designer =(b. 2003) of the sketchbook font Softie (2021). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Loreto Noce

Graphic designer in Toronto. He used glyphs from Helvetica to illustrate sexual positions in Helvetisutra (2012). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lorne McLean

Calgary-based designer of Overprint (1996), Seven Sans and Seven Serif. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Loyalist College

An assignment given by Hersh Jacob at Loyalist College in Belleville, Ontario led to a number of pages on the main type designers such as Bodoni, Garamond, Goudy, Baskerville, and Dwiggins. [Google] [More]  ⦿


New York City-based design agency (est. 2003) specializing in commissioned fonts and brand design. Their custom typefaces include

  • ABC Modern (for ABC News).
  • Aeronaut (sci-fi).
  • CTV Sans and CTV Serif (2020). For the CTV television station in Canada.
  • Comedy Sans (for Comedy Central).
  • Impacta LK (for ESPN).
  • Karma. A sans for in-house use.
  • Proxy Mono (for Promax). A techno sans developed together with Type Network.
  • SYFY Hero (an octagonal typeface; for NBC Universal).
  • Solis (2020, for Accuweather in 2019; type design by Laura Meseguer).
  • USA (for USA Network).
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Lucas Young

During his studies at York University in Toronto, Lucas Young created an ornamental caps typeface called Alphabeta (2013). He created a Si-Scott style typeface in 2013 which is not available to the public---see however various posters on his site in that same style.

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Lucie Lacava

Lucie Lacava (b. Italy) is a design consultant based in Montreal. Her company Lacava Design Inc. founded in 1992 has developed an international expertise in editorial design and visual identity, recognized for its architectural approach to design and streamlined use of custom typography. Her most prestigious awards include the Society for News Design "Best of Show" and "World's Best Designed Newspaper". Lacava has lectured internationally on the topics of newspaper design and typography. She has served as a judge for news and design organizations and has been published in critical books on the topic of newspaper design. Lacava is past president of the Society for News Design (2001). As Lacava Design Inc, she has her finger in almost every newspaper design contract in Canada, and has designed a large number of newspapers all over the world. In 2003, she redesigned La Presse in Montreal (and at that occasion, she created the italic typeface Montreal). In 2008, she did El Espectador in Colombia, and The National. In 2009, the redesign of the Atlanta Journal-Consitution was hers. She is best known for the designs of Le Devoir and The Baltimore Sun. Wikipedia link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Luis Boisvert

Luis Boisvert (b. 1986) is the Canadian designer of Luis Boisvert Handwriting (2009, Fontcapture font). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Luke Cyca

Jesse Wilson, aka Luke Cyca (Regina, Canada), made these free fonts, which at some point could be found at sites called Pland.net, caffeen fonts, jesserific.com and LukeZone (all expired): caffeen, Chlod, Chloreal, Chlorenuf, Chloriin, Chlorinuh, Chlorinej, Chlorinap, Chlorinar, Chlorinut, Chlorinov, Chlorinez, Chlorix, Chlub, Circle-Six, Courier-Now, edcom, Jessescript, Jim-teacher, Math-Donuts, morevil, ScissorCuts, ScissorCuts2, Star-5-Five, Disco-2000. Mac and Windows. Site also known as caffeen fonts, or jesserific.com. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Luke William Turvey

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Lux Lucre

Canadian designer who filled in the RayGun font to make its character set more complete. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lydia Distracted

Canadian designer of the hand-printed block letter font Sunday Morning Garage Sale (2008), the comic book typeface Mumbley Joe (2008), the signpainter typeface The Bubbler (2008) and the brush typeface Underpaid Sign Painter (2008). Creator of Best Kind (2014), a hand-drawn poster typeface. In 2016, she added the handcrafted typefaces Mayor Town, I Don't Want To Grow Up, Can You Dig It, Dirty Joe, Dear Diary, Birthday Party, Outlined, Roll Up (curly letters). Devian Tart link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lydia Rypstra

Langley, BC-based designer of Geometric Typeface (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Madghis Madi

Ottawa-based designer of the Berber fonts Tifinagh Typewriter (2014), aarrawki (2014, for the magazine Armat), Chalk Font (2014) and Square Font (2014). One can download all his Tifinagh fonts, which were designed between 2011 and 2014, here: Amazigh-Motifs1, TifinaghAmghsdaTunnt-Cur, TifinaghAmghsdas-Regular, TifinaghAmnaFont, TifinaghKabaw-Amna, TifinaghKabaw-Brga, TifinaghKabaw-Hatamalbroni, TifinaghKabaw-Hosamalhjaj, TifinaghKabaw-Jomasda, TifinaghKabaw-Mnad, TifinaghKabaw-RmdanDamja, TifinaghKabaw-SaidSifaw, TifinaghKabaw-Tanes, TifinaghKabaw-Teddus, TifinaghTawaltAarawki-Regular, TifinaghTawaltAghanim-Regular, TifinaghTawaltAmaynu-Regular, TifinaghTawaltAmckan-Regular, TifinaghTawaltAmzruy-Regular, TifinaghTawaltAnndh-Regular, TifinaghTawaltArmat-Regular, TifinaghTawaltAsdad-Regular, TifinaghTawaltAsma-Regular, TifinaghTawaltAtrar-Regular, TifinaghTawaltAzuwar-Regular, TifinaghTawaltAzwil-Regular, TifinaghTawaltAzzgrar-Bold, TifinaghTawaltAzzgrar-ExtBd, TifinaghTawaltAzzgrar-SemBd, TifinaghTawaltAzzgrar-SmBdIt, TifinaghTawaltCool-Italic, TifinaghTawaltCool-Regular, TifinaghTawaltImkni-Italic, TifinaghTawaltImkni-Regular, TifinaghTawaltTajddigt-Reg, TifinaghTawaltTajkurt-Regular, TifinaghTawaltTakerdat-Reg, TifinaghTawaltTallunt, TifinaghTawaltTamrrayt-Reg, TifinaghTawaltTarrawt-Regular, TifinaghTawaltTassiwet-Reg, TifinaghTawaltTighmar-Regular, TifinaghTawaltTighmert-Reg, TifinaghTawaltTunnet-Regular, TifinaghTawaltawrm-Bold, TifinaghTawaltawrm-ExtraBold, TifinaghTawaltawrm-Normal, TifinaghTawaltawrm-SemiBold, TifinaghTawaltimcm-Regular, TifinaghTwaltAghezzif-Regular, TifnaghTawaltAmattay-Bold, TifnaghTawaltAmattay-Italic.

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Madison Trupp

Young Canadian designer of Soundtrack Howl (2009), a hand-printed font patterned after the font used as Soundtrack Howl's logo. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Madison Turner

Type designer in Etobicoke, Ontario (b. 1991, London, Ontario).

In 2012, Madison created the condensed typeface Hermina.

Home page. Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Madison Van Groningen

London, Ontario-based designer of the tall fashion mag font Hermina (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Maggie Moeuf

Canadian designer of CFB (2004). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Majid Behboudi

Creative director in Toronto. Designer of the geometric typeface LAB 195 (2013). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Makeda McLean

During her graphic design studies at Algonquin College in Ottawa in 2013, Makeda McLean created a stylish sans serif typeface. She also made Crown Dingbats in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mallory Maloney

Ontario-based creator of Mallory Maloney's Handwriting (2009, Fontcapture). Her Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mandy Milks

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Manic Type
[Jamie Chang]

Toronto-based designer originally from Canada / Taiwan. Creator of Moret (2019, The Northern Block Ltd). He writes: Moret is a serif display type family inspired by 20th century European sign painting.

Graduate of the TypeMedia program at the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in Den Haag, The Netherlands, class of 2020. His graduation typeface was Cleft (Text, Twinline). Earlier, he studied at York University in Toronto.

At Canada Type in Toronto, he released the uncial / blackletter hybrid Tumba (2021). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿


Graphic designer in Toronto, who "made" Meta Rounded (really?). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Manuel Fernandez del Campo Garcia

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Maple Rose

Canadian designer of the comic book typeface Ace Attorney Objection (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marcella Gadotti

Canadian designer of the teardrop typeface Brotara (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marcin Pogorzelski

Calgary, Alberta-based designer of the free cartoonish color font Scratch Grotesk (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marc-Olivier Dion

Vancouver, BC-based industrial designer (b. Montreal) who studied at the University of Montreal and at Elisava in Barcelona. He created the modern deco typeface Gula (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marcus Eriksson

Swedish graphic, type and logo designer, and photographer, born and raised in Skelleftea in Northern Sweden, but now located in Vancouver. His typefaces include SD Stencil, Bolsrf (ultra fat), Street Typeface (squarish), Swedisc (avant garde sans), Crispy (hairline octagonal), SubStreet (sturdy sans headline face), Miru (experimental), Subscript (upright connected script), and Bulky (ultra fat). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Margaret Lindsay Holton

Ontario-based Canadian designer (b. 1955) of the hand-printed semi-calligraphic typeface Lindsay (1979, Letraset), which was at one point available from Linotype, Elsner&Flake and URW++. She also made Gato and Canada, both unpublished. Pic. MyFonts: Lindsay Holton has an atypical background as a type designer. She apprenticed many years ago with the legendary Les Usherwood in Toronto as a lowly proofreader after completing a literature degree at the University of Toronto and Edinburgh. Studying type and contour at extreme close range is like pursuing a map with a microscope; all is visible yet strangely mysterious. It was and continues to be an enchanting world. She began to doodle and designed Lindsay, her first face, in 1979, and licensed it to the now defunct dry transfer company, Letraset of England, in 1980 while writing her first book, Economic Sex, under pen-name, in Spain. Now an award-winning mid-career artist and author living in Canada, Lindsay has designed and produced over two hundred and fifty signature Canadian fine furniture pieces for many of Canada's cultural elite, written three books of social realism The Gilded Beaver won Best of 1999 from the Hamilton Arts Council written and directed one experimental documentary about hunting, created over five hundred original works of fine art, many in both public and private collections. Today, she pursues what pleases her most. Type is never very far from her thoughts. To wit, her typefaces Gato and Canada await their grand moment; watch for them, you're gonna love Canada.

Linotype link. FontShop link. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Margot Trudell

Designer in Toronto. Behance link. She created the experimental texture alphabet called Mesh in 2010. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Maria Zebroff

Canadian designer of the handcrafted typefaces Salmon Spirit (2017: indigenous North American style), Lime Time (2017), Cream of Oatmeal (2017), Blueberry Jam Script (2017) and Farm House (2017). Graphicriver link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marian Bantjes

Bowen Island, BC-based very talented graphic artist, who specializes in custom type and ornaments. Her typographic work:

  • With W. Ross Mills at Tiro, she designed Restraint (2007), an ornamental typeface, announced here and here (a bit of simulated Indic). Restraint won an award at TDC2 2008.
  • She designed titling caps for Thirstype's Playground. Quoting designers from a TDC jury page, Stefan Sagmeister says she is one of the most innovative typographers working today, Noreen Morioka calls her the Doyald Young of her generation, and Sigrid Albert says [she creates] spiritual typography which goes beyond religion.
  • Love Letters are calligraphic pieces drawn by Bantjes in 2008.
  • HWT Bernice (2016, P22 and Hamilton Wood Type). P22 writes: HWT Bernice is an ornament font system designed by Marian Bantjes. The basic shapes were designed by Bantjes for the Hamilton Wood Type Museum's border stamping machine as a contemporary application for this 150 year old machine, which punches shapes into end grain wood to form continuous border patterns.

She teaches typography through Emily Carr Institute in Vancouver, BC. Speaker at ATypI 2010 in Dublin.

Klingspor link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marian Churchland

Born in 1982 in Canada, this illustrator has a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies (English Literature and Visual Arts) from the University of British Columbia. With John Roshell, she created the comic book lettering fonts Marian Churchland and Marian Churchland Journal (2009, Comicraft). FontShop link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Mariana Montes de Oca

Originally from Mexico, Mariana now studies media arts in Vancouver. She created a typeface in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marie Rupolo

Toronto-based art director and typographer. Creator of the curly alphabet The Sound of Fashion (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marilyn Rose Davis

Art director in Toronto, who designed Agro Sans (2014), which is advertized as a typeface for aggressive men. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marin Darmonkow
[Fonteam International]

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Marina Mistry

During her studies, Karina Mistry (Brampton, Canada) created the outlined bubblegum typeface Jibbly (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marisa Ranalli

Marisa Ranalli is the Canadian designer of the alien writing font Irken (2002). Page at Devian Tart. Irken is also here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mark Darren Chang

Oakville, Canada-based designer of the sci-fi typeface Aslade (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mark Herd
[Remote Inc (or: StayPretty)]

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Mark Khoury

Toronto-based designer. During his studies at Concordia University, he created the display typeface Anthony (2018), which is based on design elements in the Braun BN0031 watch. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mark Ombra

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Mark Orion

Mark Orion (aka Hyrax) (b. 1985) in Ontario, Canada. At Devian Tart, he designed the handwriting font CanControl. See also here. He also made the FON format bitmap fonts 6p Killer (2001) and Chip (2001). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mark Poon

Mark Poon (Mississauga, Ontario) created the font Circuit (2012).

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Mark William Law

Canadian designer. Devian Tart link. Creator of the futuristic techno typeface Neutro Nation (2005). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Markie Darkie

Edmonton, Alberta-based designer of Alphageometry (2012). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marsha Venkatarangam

As a student in Toronto, Marsha Venkataranga designed the straight-edged typeface Route 8 (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marshall Taylor

Web designer in London, Ontario, who created the heavy cursive typeface Lemon Butter in 2016. Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marshall Taylor

London, Ontario, Canada-based designer of the sans poster typeface Lemon Butter (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marta Anna P

During her studies at Algonquin College School of Media and Design in Ottawa, Ontario, Marta Anna P designed the free slab serif typeface Ada Round (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Martin P. Pfeiffer
[Scooter Graphics (Fonts by Marty Pfeiffer)]

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[Mark Ombra]

Free original fonts by Mark Ombra: mashyBONG&Gossip, mashyDroopShadow, mashyJigsaw, mashyShona, mashyCutFelt, mashyFire, mashyJigsaw, mashySchizoid, mashyValentine. See also here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mateusz Glodek

Born in Canada but now located in Komorow, Poland, Mateusz Glodek designed a set of gridded numbers simply called Pixel (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Matt Beaudoin

Lasalle, Ontario-based designer (b. 1988) of Matt's Handwriting (2004, handwriting). Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Matt Ellis
[Ellis Design]

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Matt Heximer
[10four design]

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Matt Pendrill

Toronto, Ontario-based designer of the free all caps bold sans typeface Current (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Matt Soar

Matt Soar's blog. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Matthew Brooks

Winnipeg, Canada-based creator of the modular display typeface My Font Of Awesomeness (2014, FontStruct). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Matthew Messiha

Canadian designer who is part of the cooperative type foundry Type Juice, est. 2019. In 2021, he released Unison Pro (an 8-style all caps superelliptical sans), the 32-style wide display sans Joyride and designed Merchanto (an 8-style all caps display sans) and Presta (a 12-style variable width family). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Matthew Morris

Matthew Morris (Toronto) created the 3d typeface Shogun Gami (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Matthew Nosworthy

Vancouver-based creator of a nice Q capital in 2013.

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Matthew Skala

British Columbia and/or Winnipeg-based computer scientist who obtained his PhD from Waterloo. Currently, he is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Manitoba, in the Computational Geometry Laboratory of the Department of Computer Science. He developed these fonts:

  • Two free OCR fonts in truetype and type 1 formats: ocra10 (2006), ocrb10 (2006). Matthew points out that these fonts were generated from an existing metafont bitmap via mftrace.
  • In 2010, he adapted Anthony I.P. Owen's StarFont (for astrological symbols) and placed type 1 versions together with the originals on CTAN.
  • The free symbol font Genjimon (2010) in metafont and truetype.
  • Tsukarimashou (2011) is a free metafont for Latin and kana, with an accompanying Opentype. A kanji extension is planned. This probably is the first metafont for Japanese. Styles include Kaku, Maru, Anbiruteki, Tenshi no kami, Bokukko, Mincho.
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Matthew Spence

Toronto, Canada-based graduate of Seneca College. Designer of the sharp-serifed display typeface Annex (2019), the mini-serifed typeface Sycamore (2019) and the squarish typeface Produk (2019: inspired by electronic music and science fiction). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Matthew Veith

Graphic designer in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Creator of the octagonal typeface Zwolfbox (2011, FontStruct) and the sans display typeface Metricurv Sans (2011, FontStruct). Aka Thirdlounger.

FontStruct link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Max Funk

During his studies in Vancouver, Max Funk created the dot matrix typeface Iris (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Max Littledale

Mitch Hopkins is based in Vancouver, BC. In 2017, during their studies at Hochschule Darmstadt in Darmstadt, Germany, Mitch Hopkins and Max Littledale designed the donationware blackletter typeface Oettinger. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Max Tillotson

Canadian designer of the monoline serif typeface Quartz (2017). Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Max Yazz

Or Maxime "Yazz" Lamoureux. Canadian designer of the free reverse stress typeface Clay Feet (2018) and the squarish typeface Americanos (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

MCType Typography and Bar Code

Marek Cerajewski's Windsor, Ontario-based outfit selling barcode fonts and solutions. Also a calligraphy/signature service. This was Cerajewski Computer Consulting, where prices started at 40 dollars per font. Freebies include eight Morse code fonts, and one Braille font (MC Braille). PC, TT and type 1. High quality Morse code fonts: International Morse Codes MC morse_International_1890, MC morse_Baudot_5_Unit, MC morse_VanDuuren_7_Unit; MC morse_US_Navy_Bugle_1920; American or Railway Morse Code font MC morse_Am_or_Railway_1844, Vail morse code font MC morse_Vail_Code_1837; Double Translation Morse Code font MC morse_Double_Trans_1835; Rock Telegraph of the US Vietnam POW's font MC morse_Vietnam_POWs_1965. Barcode packages (not free): Code 11, Code 128, Code 2 of 5 industrial, Code 2 of 5 interleaved, Code 2 of 5 standard, Code 3 of 9, Code 93, Code Codabar, Code EAN, Code MSI, Code Plessey, Code Postnet and FIM Marks, Code 4 State. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Ontario-based designer of some pixel typefaces such as RGB and ROYGBIV (2005). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Meagan Wallace

During her studies, Belleville, Ontario-based Meagan Wallace designed the thin minimal sans typeface Covet (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mean Tangerine
[Tyler Young]

Pixel foundry run by Santa Cruz, CA-based (was: Calgary, Alberta-based) designer Tyler Young. He writes about his Mean tangerine foundry: Mean Tangerine began in 2003, when founder Tyler Young recognized a need for fonts that would hold their shape in small sizes on screen. Running an online motocross/supercross magazine at the time, he found himself wanting all the selection of traditional PostScript type but within the pixel font world. Without many options, Young began designing his own fonts by hand, translating his designs into published fonts. Mean Tangerine was named for one of his favorite childhood songs by the Beatles, "Savoy Truffle"

His typefaces include the kitchen tile pixel typeface Trixie&Blinker (2004, pixel versions of kitchen tile letters), the pixel typeface Slim (2006, very readable!), the pixel typeface Minus (2005), the dot matrix family Soda (2005), the pixel typeface Consist, the pixel typeface Tex Standard 7 (2007), the script pixel typeface Katie (2005), the futuristic display typefaces Flipper (2004), Atom (2003), Nuetron (2003, "inspired by Andreas Lindholm's industrial work"), the pixel typefaces Fredman (2004), Checker (2004), Belleville (2004), Errata Properus (2003), Dorothy (2003), Dope (2004, pixel font), Khaki (2004, pixel family), Commence (2004, pixel family), Biceps (2004, pixel family) and Rolos ( (2002-2003), Shale Modern (2003, pixel face), Arc Classic, Astromo 2017, Chip Classic, Chip Modern, Astromo 2018, Biceps, Bri++LeModern, Celophane Classic, Chain, Chain Unicase, Chaos, Clarus, Clarus even, Clarus Hi, Clarus Lo, Cursor, Disclosure, Dope Classic, Dope Short, Dorothy, Electron Classic, Gumdrop Bubble (2002-2003), Ice Classic, Montessa, Money Narrow, Resolution, Roma, Roma Mini, Screen Sans, Screen serif, Sheriff's Girl Tight, Troy, and Raster (2004).

He also runs Tyler Young Creative, an impossible site that does not display at all on my browser. Behance link. Their 142-font library can be had for 100 dollars. Elsewhere, we read that he is located in Santa Cruz, CA. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿


Canadian designer of Hijo de la Luna (2004). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Meghan McBride

At Edmonton Digital Arts College (EDAC) in Edmonton, Alberta, Meghan McBride designed the decorative caps typeface Insect (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Meleana Giorgio

Canadian designer of Vector Flower Alphabet (2016), an all caps font in Adobe Illustrator format, as well as Blue Emojis (2016).

Typefaces from 2017: Yoga Silhouettes (icons), Ghoul, Bloom, Make Your Mark (marker pen font). Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Melissa DeHaan

Canadian comic artist who calls herself Wayward Insecticon. Home page. Designer of the techno font Transformers AEC (2005), created by scanning a logo off a Cybertron toy box. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Melissa de Nobrega

Toronto-based designer of the brush typeface Soapy Soap (2016). Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Melissa DiRenzo

Toronto, Ontario-based art director. In 2014, she created a colorful decorative caps alphabet. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Mohsen Salehi]

Canadian type designer. In 2021, he released Vexillum (an extreme contrast display serif family consisting of seven fonts), Melothias (a 6-style modern display serif). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Merrill Liu

Merrill Liu attends OCAD University in Toronto, Canada. She also attended the Nanjing University of Art in Nanjing, China.

Creator of the display typeface Caged Bird (2012).

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Metaphase Brothel Graphix

bobistheowl (lower case b) is the Ontario-based designer of the dingbat fonts HaydenPanettiereBats (2007, about 30 headshots of Hayden Panettiere) and LaetitiaBats1 and 2 (2007, based on images of Corsican supermodel Laetitia Casta). He also digitized the Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot (copyright Pamela Colman Smith for The Rider Company, 1909) in 2007 as Gypsy-Tarot-Major-Arcana, Gypsy-Tarot-Minor-Arcana, Gypsy-Tarot-Minor-Arcana-Inverted. Other fonts: Through the Looking Glass (2007, based on images dating from 1871 by Sir John Tenniel for the first Edition of Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There), Alice in Wonderland (2007, based on Sir John Tenniel's 1865 illustrations of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland), Apoux (2007, a digitization of the naughty all-caps collection of letters by Joseph Apoux, ca. 1880, called Alphabet Pornographique), KleinKarpets (2007, a snake skin-based geometric pattern font dedicated to Manfred Klein), AmyBats 1 though 4 (2008, Amy Winehouse scanbats), JessicasSoftballFont (2008, softball scanbats), GrimNatwickBettyBoop (2008, a Betty Boop dingbat font), Obey (2009---a huge family of scanbats), SINSofBOBCO (2008, a one glyph font made for Bob Dobbs), Woodland Creatures (2008, forest animals), Princess Madeleine of Sweden (2008). In 2010, he added FixCystNeon, a typeface that emulates Terminal, the 1981 IBM systems font.

In 2012, he made MockingJay XL (a single glyph dingbat face), Outstanding (a Victorian caps set that looks like a rounded version of Ernst Voelker's Vineta (1973)), and Beauty Marks (an erotic silhouette scanbat font).

In 2016, he finally published Cabbagetown, which he started in 2014. Cabbagetown is based on Light Shade (1874, Richard Smith). It later appeared in Dan X. Solo's The Solotype Catalog of 4,147 Display Typefaces on page 17 as Night Shade. The first known digital version of this typeface was Nigel SadeSH (1993, Soft Horizons). Other versions include Shadowed Serif (1994, James Fordyce), Cameo Antique (2009, by Character), and Outstanding (2012, Bobistheowl).

Link at Dafont. Fontspace link. Abstract Fonts link. Devian Tart link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mia Tran

At Ryerson University in Toronto, Mia tran designed a handcrafted deco typeface in 2018. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Michael C. Thomas
[East Coast Font Club]

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Michael Campbell

Born in 1980, this Victoria, BC-based designer created the piano key typeface Mr. B. Dull (2010), which was specifically created for posters. He explains its development at his studio, called Mr Blonde. Ninjo (2011) is another piano key face. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Michael Harris

Art director in Toronto. He created the sans typeface Fraktured in 2013. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Michael Kovacevich

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Michael Mavian

Michael Mavian, a graphic designer in Toronto, created Freedom Gothic (2012), a retro sans face.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Michael Nÿkamp
[MKN Design]

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Michael Piercey

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Michael Tension

Michael Tension (b. 1973) run Tension Type in Victoria, BC. He went commercial in 2012.

Creator of the grunge typeface Caslame (2008), the old typewriter typeface My Underwood (2008), the handwriting typeface Prophecy Script (2008), the hand-printed 2Dumb (2009), 3Dumb (2009) and Chinese Ruler (2008), and the dymo white on black label typeface Impact Label (2008). In 2009, he made Sans I Am (sans), Fuck Beans (hand-printed; +Bold, +Italic), Key Tab Metal (outline) and the western typeface Heffer.

Additions in 2010: Bottle Depot, Leander, Kyboshed (ball terminal face), Sears Tower (old typewriter), Helveticrap, DINK (grunge).

Fonts from 2011: J.P. Kasperville (hand-printed).

Fonts made in 2012: Deadspace.

Fonts from 2015: Overspray (stencil).

Fonts from 2017: Neutrina (hexagonal sci-ffont), She Said (comic book style, created for a transmedia project called Amplify Her, a motion picture and graphic novel), Note to Selfie.

Typefaces from 2018: Nuetrina (round octagonal).

Font Squirrel link. Fontsy link. Fontspace link. Kernest link. Font Squirrel link. Abstract Fonts link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Michail Semoglou
[Type Initiative]

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Michelle Brown

Canadian designer (b. 1989) who created Michelle's (2007), a font of her own handwriting. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Michelle Silvestre

Graphic designer in Mississauga, Ontario. In 2012, she designed the dadaist typeface Mese. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mick Sylvestre
[Sylvestre Studios]

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Mickayla Rutkowski

Canadian designer of an untitled blackboard bold typeface in 2019. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mighty Pete
[Tofino Type]

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Mike Agency

On the day the FCC voted for net neutrality, Toronto-based Mike Agency published the display typeface Pirlo (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mike Lecky
[Aioku Fonts (was: Kung-Fu fonts, or: Superfunk.com)]

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Mike McDougall

Nova Scotian who works at GrammaTech in Ithaca, NY. Mike McDougall (ex-University of Pennsylvania Ph.D. student) created a random type 3 font called Tekla (1994) as an undergraduate student at McGill University, under the supervision of Luc Devroye. He used several handwritten samples as parents to create random offspring. A companion article entitled Random Fonts for the Simulation of Handwriting has appeared in "Electronic Publishing" in 1995. See also here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Military Aircraft Fonts
[August T. Horvath]

Airplane photographer August T. Horvath is from Windsor, Canada, and lives in the United States, where he works as an antitrust and false-advertising lawyer in New York City. Around 2001, August T. Horvath published his Military Aircraft Fonts series: RAF_45D_851ATH, RAF_45D_841ATH, RAF_PW_ATH, RAF_WW2_841ATH, RAF_WW2_641ATH, RAF_WW2_851ATH, RCAF_60O_ATH, RCAF_60SQO_ATH, RCN_8O_ATH. These truetype fonts have letters taken from RAF, RCN and RCAF airplanes, but they are limited in two respects---all fonts have the name "New", and all glyphs are hidden in the Private Use Area, and thus not easily accessible to the amateur user. They were free, but all sites that had them disappeared.

Link to August T.Horvath's airplane photography. Linkedin link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Millard Schumaker

Type designer from Quuen's University in Kingston, Ontario. [Google] [More]  ⦿

MINE San Francisco
[Christopher Simmons]

MINE is the studio of Christopher Simmons, a Canadian-born, San Francisco-based designer, writer, design advocate and educator. He is the author of four books, the most recent of which, Just Design, focuses on design for social change. In 2015, he created a custom corporate headline sans typeface. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Miranda Hopper

Type designer. The casual film noir Firefly (2010, Canada Type) was designed by Miranda Hopper for Patrick Griffin's type design class of 2010 at Humber College in Toronto. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Miss Tiina
[Tina E.J. Raparanta]

Tina E.J. Raparanta (Miss Tiina, Miss Tiina Fonts, or MTF) owns MissTiina.com. Mostly, her fonts are free. Tina is of mixed Finnish and French origins and lives in Ontario.

Designer of the ornamental dingbats typeface Miss Tiina (2007), as well as MTFBase (2009), MTFBaseOutline (2009), MTFUnderYourSkin (2009, curly), MTFBaseDashLeafy (2007), MTFBaseOutline (2007), MTFChunkie (2007), MTFRever (2007), MTFScribblie (2007), MTF_CHUNKIEDOODLE (2007), Mtf_sketchie (2007, childish handwriting), MTF Doodle (2008, dingbats) and MTF Heart Doodle (2008, dingbats).

Commercial handwriting fonts, for a small fee: Megan, XOXO Vo2, XOXO Vo1, Christopher, Hunnie, Sweetie, Frozen Solid, Base, Girlie, Lexi, Oopsie Daisie, Chunkie Doodle (dingbats), Quirkie, Chunkie, Funk Fusion (dingbats), Cutie Patootie, Scribblie, Dreamie, Messy.

With repetitions, the fonts at Fontspace are: MTF-Chunkie-Doodle, MTF-Funk-Fusion, MTF-Girlie, MTFBase, MTFBaseLeafy, MTFBaseOutline, MTFBecki, MTFCaMaura, MTFChubb, MTFChunkie, MTFCindy, MTFColleenCursive, MTFColleenPrint, MTFCoolKid, MTFCupcake, MTFCutiePatootie, MTFDearSanta, MTFDonna, MTFDoodle, MTFDoodlewhats, MTFDreamie, MTFElegance, MTFEpic, MTFEvasHand, MTFFlowerDoodles, MTFFlowrites, MTFFrozenSolid, MTFGavin, MTFGridie, MTFHeartDoodle, MTFHelloAgain, MTFHooRah, MTFHootyCoo, MTFHunnie, MTFIttyBittyBaby, MTFJanaG (2012), MTFJotted, MTFJude, MTFJumpin'Jack, MTFKatrina, MTFKim, MTFKrystyna, MTFLexi, MTFLoli'sHandwriting, MTFLynds, MTFMagicalMarilyn, MTFMegan, MTFMelissa, MTFMemory, MTFMessy, MTFMikayla, MTFMikaylaPrint, MTFNotebook, MTFOliveYou, MTFOopsie, MTFOopsieDaisie, MTFPeachCobbler, MTFPlaytime, MTFPorkChop, MTFQueenOfSketchyland, MTFRever, MTFRhesa, MTFSaxy, MTFScribblie, MTFSkinnyJeans, MTFStampinRachel, MTFSweetCheeks, MTFSweetDings, MTFSweetHalloweenDings, MTFSweetNatureDings, MTFSweetSkyDings, MTFSweetie, MTFTamarasHusband, MTFToast, MTFUnderYourSkin, MTFVecbatVo1, MTFWhacko, MTFWhimsy, MTFWildflower, MTFWulan, MTFXOXOVo.1, MTFXOXOVo.2, MTFakhn, MTFdrgnldy, MTFiheartSketches.

Typefaces from 2018: MTF 100 Dings, MTF100, MTF183, MTF30Something, MTFBeMine, MTFBirthdayBash, MTFBirthdayBashDoodles.

Klingspor link. Fontspace link. Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mitch Hopkins

Mitch Hopkins is based in Burnaby, BC where he is participating in the IDEA progra, at Capilano University. In 2017, during their studies at Hochschule Darmstadt in Darmstadt, Germany, Mitch Hopkins and Max Littledale designed the donationware blackletter typeface Oettinger. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mitchell Franzi

Canadian designer of the graffiti font Chill Style (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Michael Kovacevich]

Canadian designer of these typefaces:

  • Baba Jaga (2021). A geometric modular display typeface.
  • Redtab (2021). A display typeface.
  • Steamfunk (2021). a steam punk era typeface.
  • The spiky display typeface Brokve (2021)--Brokve is Croatian for nails--.
  • Lady Edith (2021: all caps, art deco).
  • Blackbow (2021). A textured display typeface with small x-height.
  • Spannerz (2021). An all caps mecano font.
  • Totoey (2021). A syrupy chocolate store serif.
  • Hastings (2022). Art deco.
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MKN Design
[Michael Nÿkamp]

Michael Nÿkamp (MKN Design, Grand Rapids, MI) is a designer and illustrator born and raised in Ontario Canada. He won an award in 2014 at the Communication Arts 4th Typography Competition: 2014 for the Dutch Mafia font (a tattoo font) and icon set (2013). Michael writes: The Dutch Mafia font and icon set was born from my experiences growing up in a Dutch immigrant family in a predominately Dutch community in Ontario, Canada. The letterforms and symbols recall the unique traditions and images of my childhood, including delft pottery, Sinterklaas, oliebollen, wooden shoes, and mini windmills sitting out on front lawns as garden ornaments. He also made a set of bicycle icons (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mo Hashim

Ottawa, Canada-based designer (b. 1990) of Eazy 3 (2014). Dafont link. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mohsen Salehi

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Moiz Syed

Mississauga, Ontario-based design student. Working on this broken serif face (2006), reminiscent of old Menhart or Preissig typefaces. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Monica Fontana

After completing an undergraduate degree at York University for Urban Studies and Communication, Monica Fontana began pursuing a Masters at the University of Toronto in Landscape Architecture. While there, she experienced a shift in perspective which led her to begin studying graphic design at Seneca College. At Seneca College, she designed the paper-fold typeface Paper (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Monica Galaxy

Canadian creator (b. 1998) of the hand-printed typefaces Lightweight (2014) and Monica Galaxy (2013). Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Michael Piercey]

Original fonts (Mac truetype only), typically scribbly handwriting by Canadian Michael Piercey, aka Monkey Mike: Krackle (2002), WeKickYourAss (2002), Kesone (2002), Bullfighter (2002), Grangband (2002), Molly Pangular (2002), Motone (2002), Pencillio (2002), (2002), Thirsty (2002), Saladbar (2002), Benew (2001), Fivestyle, (2001), KesoneOutline, (2001), Kowloon (2001), Dixel (2001), MollyParker (2001), Sandra Oh (2002, originally free), Althea (2001), Paolo, Schuble, Sranda, Nervous, Aire, Giraffe, King Tubby, Smooth Peanut Butter, Kickyourassspanktacular (2001), Dogbone (2001), Superthirsty (2001), Mena (2001). Nixon (2001) is a dirty scanned font. Part of the Chank Army, where you can buy Nube (2002). Some PC versions here. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Nice discussion of monospaced fonts by Toronto's Joe Clark. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Morovia Fontware

Barcode specialist in Markham, Ontario. They sell custom barcode fonts, and make your signature into a type 1 font (70 USD). They also sell the Monterey Barcode Creator which supports Code 39, Code 93, Code 128, Code 39 Extended, UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN-13, EAN-8 and POSTNET. At Dafont, pick up the free barcode font MRVCode39extMA. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Moshik Nadav

Extraordinarily talented type and graphic designer in New York City, who is the uncontested fashion magazine type designer. Before New York, he was in Jerusalem, where he studied at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design. He also did one exchange student term at OCAD in Toronto. His work is geared toward the fashion industry and fashion publications in general. Behance link. He created these typefaces:

  • Moshik Hebrew (2010).
  • Some Latin display faces (2009).
  • His Moshik typeface (2010) has upper and lower cases that emulate chic jewelry.
  • In 2011, he created an extraordinarily beautiful didone display family called Paris (followed in 2013 by Paris Pro) about which he writes: Paris is a new typeface that inspired by the world of fashion. Paris Typeface should be in use by the most popular fashion magazines and super luxury brands. Paris typeface include awesome ligatures and sexy numerals. Paris typeface include 9 different styles: Paris Regular, Paris Regular Exit, Paris Regular Strip, Paris Regular White, Paris Ultra Light, Paris Bold, Paris Bold Exit, Paris Bold, Strip, Paris Bold White.
  • A few months after Paris came the art deco marquee version called Paris Strip (2011).
  • In 2015, the ultra-sharp high-contrast fashion mag decorated didone typeface Lingerie was published. Advertized as the sexiest, most powerful typeface yet, it was upgraded to Lingerie XO in 2017, and Lingerie Wild Pro in 2019.
  • In 2020, he released Segol, a stunning 24,000 glyphs in an orgy of swirls and seductive curves.
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Canadian designer of the shaky finger-painted font Neige (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Murathan Biliktu
[Biliktu Foundry]

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Music notation software

Long list of music notation software links. [Google] [More]  ⦿

My Van Loc

Designer in Toronto, who designed the color font Anatomia in 2019. [Google] [More]  ⦿

MyFonts: Canada Type

MyFonts hit list for Canada Type. [Google] [More]  ⦿

MyFonts: Canadian fonts

A selection of typefaces tagged Canadian at MyFonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Canadian designer of the pixel typefaces Ice Hockey (2020), TI-83 Plus Large (2020), Casio fx-9860GII (2020), Casio FX-702P (2020), ZX Spectrum (2020), Casio fx-115ES (2020), Connected Characters (2020), Earthbound Beginnings (2020), Super Mario World Text Box (2018), Display (2018), Epson Pixeled (2018) and Small LCD Sign (2018, FontStruct). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Myron Korba

Edmonton, Alberta-based designer of the display typeface Iron Myron (2016) and the foliate typeface Leaf (2017). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Myung Jin Kong

Vancouver-based designer of the dot matrix typeface Drops (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nanda van der Meer

Nanda van der Meer (Vancouver, Canada) designed the all caps outlined typeface Stump (2013). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Narani Kannan

Narani Kannan is a very gifted student at Ontario College of Art&Design in Toronto, pursuing a BDes in Graphic Design. She dabbles in typography and type design and created the organic sans typeface Pebble in 2008. Beautiful type posters. Home page. He created Victoria (2009, a delicate display typeface that was inspired by the Victorian elements and ornamental designs). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Natalia Grosner

Toronto-based freelance graphic designer who moved to New York City. Creator of the multiline typeface Neon (2007), the hairline avant garde typefaces Gisele (2014) and Daria (2014), and the display typeface Electro Font (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Natalie Papanikolov

Natalie Papanikolov is a freelance graphic designer currently residing in Toronto. She created Mare (2012), a typeface based on hair. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Natsuko Hayashida

Born in Takamatsu, Kagawa-ken, Japan, in 1984, Natsuko is a Canadian-educated graphic designer who publishes most of her typefaces at Okaycat.

She created the high school handwriting fonts Geisha Holiday (2008) and Exchange Student (2008, Okaycat), and the dingbat fonts Little Japan (2008, exquisite Japanese dingbats) and Trees of Africa (2008, Okaycat). Hand Cursive and Stitch Cursive (2009) are upright connected scripts. Ribbon Cursive (2009) was developed from Mercator's Italic Hand. 3D Blocky (2009) is a hand-drawn 3-D font done with Luke William Turvey at Okaycat. Art of Japanese Calligraphy (2009, Okaycat) is a kanji font with calligraphic glyphs developed in cooperation with calligrapher Shigeru Nomura. With Luke William Turvey, she did Rustic Stamp (2009, grungy).

List of fonts as of the end of 2009: 3D Blocky, Art Of Japanese Calligraphy, Brush Writing OC, Courier Coco, Exchange Student, Geisha Holiday, Grunge Decay, Hand Cursive, Hand Writing OC, Japanese Brush Master, Japoneh, Little Japan (2008, dingbats), Porto, Ribbon Cursive, Rustic Stamp, Stitch Cursive, Trees Of Africa.

Fonts made in 2010: Flower Sketch (dingbats; see Flower Sketch Neue in 2014), The Inlines, The Inlines No Inlines, Kanji OC (a Latin font with a brushed Kanji character in place of each letter), Super Hand, Country Charm (dingbats), Rocktopus, Asian Scroll (kanji face).

Fonts from 2011: Okay Marker, Script Love (connected script), Muju (Asian brush script), Joopica (a grungy casual typeface done with Luke William Turvey), Okay Berry (connected script), Orchids (flower dingbats), Seashells (dingbats), Sumi (2011, a beautifully raw brush face), Mushrooms (2011), Azsitra (2011, handwriting), Right Hand (2011).

Fonts made in 2012: Ferns (dingbats), Arco Web (hand-printed, with Luke William Turvey), Oracle Bone (based on ancient Chinese glyphs), Arco Dot (think "Dalmatian"), Azola (hand-lettered caps), Azsion (a sketch font), Flowertype (a pair of floriated typefaces), Azoe (hand-drawn all caps poster face), Christmas Cards (greetings and ornaments).

Fonts from 2013: Swallowtail Butterflies, Flows, Flows Stencil, Komela (a curvy thin poster font), Arco Star (done with Luke William Turvey), Star Cursive, Cosmos Cursive, 3D Cocoro, Cocoro (a sketched handlettered display typeface done with Luke William Turvey), Anika (curly, scratchy hand-printed typeface), Birds (hairline drawings of birds), Azebra (textured script), 3D Cursive.

Typefaces from 2014: Macchiato, Maple Lane Cursive, Forest Cursive (connected script), Azola (an elegant connected letter cursive script), Cat Talk (outlined font), Maple Lane, Maple Street (with Luke William Turvey), Shaqa (inline), Hiew (ball terminal-laden display typeface).

Typefaces from 2015: Flaticons, Lawson (retro script).

Typefaces from 2016: Cosmic Pattern (a connect-the-dots typeface), Canadian Animals, Lawson Vintage.

Typefaces from 2017: Easy Hand.

Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Negin Abedi

Graduate of the Communication Design program at Emily Carr University of Art & Design in Vancouver, 2012. Creator of the high-contrast artsy headline typeface called Yaletown (2012).

Cargo collective link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Neil Caldwell

Manotick, Ontario-based designer of a calligraphic brush script (2007). He used my own Wahei (peace symbol dingbat face) in a sliding puzzle that will be carried by peace organizations worldwide. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nelia Grobler

Sutton, Ontario-based designer of the handcrafted typeface Passionately Curious (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nermin Moufti

Syrian typographer and graphic designer in Chicago, who has also worked in Dubai and Toronto. Nermin holds a BSc in Visual Communications from the American University of Sharjah (UAE), as well as an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts, Media and Design from OCAD. She created the cooking utensil alphading typeface Shai (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Netta Novich

Toronto, Ontario-based designer of Wooden Font (2017). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Simon Dunford]

Barely five days after the catastrophe of November 6, 2016, Simon Dunford (London, Ontario) published the scanbat typeface Trump (2016). In December 2016, he published Dawson Grotesque. In 2017, he designed the art deco typeface Mouron (free, caps only; named after A.M. Cassandre, whose real name was Adolphe Jean-Marie Mouron), the similar free art deco typeface Julian Grotesk (undoubtedly forced to rename Mouron this way by the annoying Mouron descendants), Dylan Gothic and the Tuscan wood type emulation typeface Poblano. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Nicholas Fabian
[Alien Typefaces]

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Nick Shinn
[Globe and Mail]

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Nick Shinn
[Shinn Type]

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Nico Syjuco Siy

As a student at Parsons School of Design, New York, Nico Syjuco Siy (Richmond, BC) designed the futuristic typeface Interstellar (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nikolai B. Fletcher

Digital artist in Vancouver, who created the computer game emulation font Forcefield (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nima H.K.

Graduate of York University, who is working as a graphic designer in Toronto. Creator of experimental typefaces such as Slinkyy (2014, prismatic), Workshop (2014, multilined) and Pigment (2014, hairline). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nima Tabatabaei

Graduate of York University in Toronto. Toronto-based designer of an ironwork typeface (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Node of Ranvier

New Foundland-based creator of MyHandwriting (2009). Blog. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nomad Fonts
[Kaja Slojewska]

During her graphic design studies at PJWSTK in Warsaw, Poland, Kaja Slojewska created Bubble Alphabet (2014) and Tilton (2014, a headline all caps sans typeface).

Graduate of the type design program at the University of Reading, class of 2017. Her graduation typeface there was the Latin / Greek / Cyrillic text typeface Alkes (2017). She is presently located in Vancouver, Canada, where she runs Nomad Fonts, which specializes in non-Latin script extensions.

In 2020, she published the free reverse contrast / Western font Larrikin, VanSans (a 17-style minimalist humanist sans), Nuber Next (published at The Northern Block; Slojewska's role was to expand Jonathan Hill's Nuber from 2013), Strajk (for demonstration signs), and Capilano (a humanist sans family with a organic voice, inspired by nature and the native wilderness of Canada's parks and forests).

In 2020, her graduation typeface was published in 14 styles by Fontfabric as Alkes. She received help from Plamen Motev and Nikolay Petroussenko. Designed to harmonize between Latin, Greek and Cyrillic, it features a generous x-height, wide letter spacing, large open counters and angled stress contrast so that the typeface is quite readable and friendly.

She assisted Tiro Typeworks' John Hudson's and Paul Hanslow with the development of the text typeface Castoro (2020). Hudson writes: Castoro is a libre font family released under the SIL Open Font License. Castoro is a specific instance of an adaptive design developed for Tiro Typeworks' internal use as a base from which to generate tailored Latin companions for some of our non-European script types. The instance that has been expanded to create the Castoro fonts was initially made for the Indic fonts that we produced for Harvard University Press. In the Castoro version, we have retained the extensive diacritic set for transliteration of South Asian languages, and added additional characters for an increased number of European languages. The parent design here presented as the Castoro instance began as a synthesis of aspects of assorted Dutch types from the 16th through 18th Centuries. Castoro roman was designed by John Hudson, and the italic with his Tiro colleague Paul Hanslow, assisted by Kaja Slojewska. It is named Castoro after the busy beaver, a real workhorse in the Canadian forests.

Typefaces from 2021: Rupert (a 16-style geometric sans).

Fontsquirrel link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Noor Sbainati

Student-designer in Brampton, Ontario, in 2015. Creator of Oh Sweet Honey Bee (2015, a unicase typeface). [Google] [More]  ⦿


Nortel Networks has its own custom designed sans typeface family dated 1999, which can be downloaded for free from their site: NortelNetworksPrimary, NortelNetworksPrimaryBold, NortelNetworksPrimaryBold-Italic, NortelNetworksPrimarySB, NortelNetworksPrimarySB-Italic, NortelNetworksPrimaryXB, NortelNetworksPrimaryBlack, NortelNetworksPrimaryLight. For serif family, they use Adobe Garamond.

These typefaces were made by London-based design studio Fitch. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Jason Gilliland]

Jason Gilliland (Nowheresburg, Edmonton, Alberta) created the sharp-edged display typeface Marvis in 2015. It was followed in 2016 by NWB Marvis Display Pro (free demo).

Typefaces from 2017: NWB Ultra Violent (an 8 weight geometric sans-serif display typeface inspired by the poster type of A Clockwork Orange. It's design combines the aesthetics of Futura and the complex ligature structures of Avant Garde and other type designs of Herb Lubalin; free demo). Creative Market link. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

NTI and Nunavut Worldwide

Designers of the Inuktitut fonts Tunngavik and Tunngavik Bold (1997). They can be downloaded here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nunanet Worldwide

This outfit designed the inuktitut font Tunngavik in 1997. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Oban Design Studios
[Oban Jones]

Chester, England and Toronto, Canada-based designer of the free copperplate sans typeface High Life (2017), the hand-crated typeface Simpler Times (2017), the German expressionist typeface Bedtime Story (2017), and the free beatnik font Lost Childhood (2017).

In 2018, he published McJinnon Brush (a dry brush typeface).

Typefaces from 2019: Popcorn Time (free). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Oban Jones
[Oban Design Studios]

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Ochaya Designs
[Eric Ochaya]

Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada (was: Ottawa, Canada)-based designer of the free textured typeface Khepri (2017), which was inspired by Egyptian hieroglyphics. He also designed Voyager (2017), the textured typeface Embers (2017), the 22-style art deco sans Dianna (2017), and the letterpress emulation typeface family Barry (2017).

Typefaces from 2018: Barlet (a free display sans), Portia (film noir caps). [Google] [More]  ⦿

OJ Customs
[Youssef Hassanien]

Canadian designer of the deco stencil typeface Yeezy (2015) and the handcrafted With My Woes (2015). Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Luke William Turvey]

Takamatsu, Japan-based design division of The LOLO, a content creation company, which was established in 2006. Luke William Turvey (b. London, Ontario, 1978) who lives in Japan started out with street murals but is doing digital work now. His early fonts include Giacinta Ornate (2008, a lovely bastarda), Parabrite (2008, techno), Stefani EHYO Sans Rounded (2008, a clean geometric sans), Antikka (2008, art deco), Calisso (2008, experimental), LOLO Dingcats (2008), Clementine (2008: artsy serif), Okaytext (2008, a fashionable geometric sans in the style of Bernhard Fashion), Okay Cursive (2008, an upright connected script), Okay Crayon (2008), Okay Paint (2008), Japanese Brush Master (2008), Tag Banger (2008, graffiti font), Bapalopa (2008, more graffiti), Hive Mind (2008, nuts and bolts look), Trees of Africa (2008, dings), 3D Fantablock Beveled (2008), Shababa (2008, shadow font), LOLO Animals (2008), LOLO City (2008, inner city dingbat face), LOLO Cursive (2008, curly handwriting), Japoneh (2008, a great oriental-look drippy paintbrush font).

In 2009, Okaycat published Arco Crayon (blackboard writing, but also a lipstick font), 3D Blocky (with Natsuko Hayashida), Carbon Neutral, Hand Writing OC, Okay Cotton, Hand Cursive, Stitch Cursive, Antique Dubplate, Porto (rough calligraphic), Brush Writing OC, Nouveau Rock (engraved), Shababa, 3D Techno, Stefani EHYO (4-style geocratic sans), Japanese calligraphy poster. With Natsuko Hayashida, he did Rustic Stamp (grungy).

Fonts from 2010: Uncertainty (grunge), CASU Aerospatiale (an etched 3d font family), Geodot (a dot matrix face), Zampichi (a video game font family), Country Charm (Natsuko Hayashida: a dingbat face), The Inlines No Inlines (Natsuko Hayashida: a black rounded minimalist sans), CC Angular (Turvey: an octagonal typeface that comes with an outlined and shaded style), Pentastic (hand-printed), Candy Cursive (a monoline connected script).

Typefaces made in 2011: Okay-A (this font lets one make 3D letters that look to be fastened down with screws), Teselka (a 3d outlined shadow face), Joopica (a casual typeface created together with Natsuko Hayashida).

Typefaces made in 2012: Meksa (techno).

In 2013, he created Pixapp Inter (a pixel face).

Typefaces from 2014: Maple Street (a vintage wood type emulation typeface done with Natsuko Hayashida), Nunooska (a medium-heavy rounded sans).

Klingspor link.

View Luke William Turvey's typefaces. View the Okaycat typeface collection. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Olga Stanis

Canadian designer of a handcrafted vector font in 2015. She also made the refined handcrafted poster font Senator (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Olivia Lam

Toronto-based designer of the oriental brush typeface Modan Moji (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

OM Corporation

The free OM system fonts can de downloaded here. Problem is, the zip file is corrupt. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Omar D. Colon

Digital artist from Nova Scotia, Canada (b. 1978). Designer of the artificial language pixel font Galactic Mini (2006) and the handwriting font OhdeeSee (2007). Alternate URL. Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Onat Ozer

Based in Toronto, Onat Ozer created the bullethole typeface Rectcircle (2013), which was completely constructed by using circles and rectangles. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Open City Design
[Phil MacIsaac]

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island-based designer of the free rounded retro typeface Narwhal (2018), the expressionist blackletter typeface Krautrock (2018), the free blackletter typeface Scotland (2018) and the free handcrafted typeface Soviet League (2018).

Free typefaces from 2019: Norilsk, Chernobyl (Cyrillic simulation), Kaiser (a rounded blackletter), Campaign, Revolucion (constructivist), Oligarchy, Contraband (a free monoline script), Viking, Myrkvior (rune emulation), Vintage74, Art Nuvo (psychedelic, art nouveau).

Typefaces from 2020: Vanity (a free German expressionist typeface), Nordic Club (a national park typeface), Shogun (a gaspipe font), Contraband (a monolinear font duo), Pariah (a rounded heavy blackletter). Dribble link. Open City Design link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Open source fonts
[Kevin Theophile]

Based in Ontario, Kevin fights to keep the Open Source sites free of "closed source fonts". These are fonts that, though free, can not be modified if one follows its creator's wishes. He gives as an example the Open Font Library, where one can find Ray Larabie's fonts. As a result of this discussion on Typophile, the Larabie fonts will be removed from Ubuntu, another Open Source site for Linux supporters. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Oren Watson

Oren Watson is a computer programmer from Canada. Designer of the free pixel font Neoletters (2016). It has 8653 glyphs, including about 1600 Chinese ones. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Origins of Telugu Script

This page contains a nice historical tree explaining how most Indic languages came from from the brahmee script. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Our House Graphics
[Russell McGorman]

Russell McGorman (b. 1954) runs Our House Graphics. A graduate of the Ontario College of Art in Toronto, he is a designer and illustrator in Toronto (Richmond Hill), Ontario. He also is a signage design coordinator at Metrolinx in Toronto, and an expert on wayfinding typography.

He created the free dot matrix typeface Campcraft (2010). The retail version of Campcraft has improved tracking and kerning, a few more glyphs and one (yes, just one) open type feature. It is available in four weights that can be combined to form a multi-layer (chromatic) font.

Baro Black (2010) is a fat display typeface in the piano key or Futura style---it was initially called Bolo.

Silex Black (2011) is a pointy octagonal face, characterized by McGorman as Silex Black is a solid, hard-edged, masculine display font suitable for [...] wrestlers or mixed martial arts fighters. Silex Stencil was designed in 2010.

Kush Fat and Kush Shade (2011) are plump packaging typefaces described by McGorman in this way: Kush is what happens when you let your fonts sit around watching cartoons and eating cake and ice-cream all day---when their vectors are freed from constraints and allowed to follow their bliss. Kush has filled its insides to just the other side of contentment and comes to you on a sugar high with a head full of Loony Tunes. And... it's two ply!

Typefaces made in 2012: Silex Black (mechanical and octagonal), Silex Stencil, After 5 (an an upright, slab serif, display typeface with an Art Moderne attitude), Reo (a fourties truck grill style typeface), Tynne (wedge serif family), Metro Bots (on the theme of city skies), Reo (a retro car grille-inspired typeface).

In 2014, he published the retro stencil typeface 8th Avenue.

In 2020, he published Era Max Radial (B;ack or Stencil) for extra large printing.

Typefaces from 2021: EraMax 123 (a 5-layered (stacking) geometric sans serif, meant to be set big. It is based based on the original hand painted signage found in the T. H. & B Railway station in Hamilton Ontario, a classic Art Moderne building, designed by the New York architectural firm of Fellheimer and Wagner for the Toronto Hamilton and Buffalo Railway line and completed in 1933).

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Out of Step Font Company
[Dan Steinbok]

Out of Step Font Company (est. 2013) is run by Canadian-born Toronto-based Dan Steinbok (b. 1978). It specializes in hand-drawn fonts. Creator in 2013 of Wll Writr Scrpt (sic) (graffiti font), Sailor Beware, Hello Sailor (tattoo font), Held x Fast (tattoo font), Giants (a sharpie font, done as a tribute to Mike Giant), I Refuse To Sink, Sailor's Fat Tattoo Script, Tattoo Thinline, Sailor Scrawl (tattoo font), Sailor Scrawl Fancy, Sailor Scrawl Black, Fancy Tattoo Script, Sailor's Delight, Morgante (experimental typeface inspired by the work of Angelica Baini and Marco Oggian), Team Fury (spurred typeface), Lightning Cruz, House Paint Slab (shaded face), Street Robot Slab, Second Base Line, Annihilate (a straight-edged typeface made with FontStruct), Street Math, Skramline, West Coast Geometric (inspired by the West Coast graffiti work of Mike Giant), Slash Geometric, Tall Boy West, Tall Boy West Hi, Tall Boy 3D. This latter series is based on cholo style and/or Mike Giant's style of West Coast graffiti. All fonts were made using FontStruct.

Typefaces from 2014: Batter Up, Fortitude, Cvlt Rvne Regular (Norwegian rune simulation typeface), Toni Regular (hipster font), Nuvio Demo, Congruency Demo, Turnonacular Demo, Giants-Regular, Held-x-Fast-Regular (tattoo font), Salto, House-Paint-Shadow-Regular (3d shadow face), Sailor-Stitch-Regular, Munich (ultra-condensed), Cleptograph, Raw Denim Audacity, Creatif, Nue Gothic (Nue Gothic Round followed in 2019), Simpleton Gothic, Street Robot Inline, Shipmates, Team Captain (octagonal and spurred), House Paint Shadow (a flat square house paint graffiti font with a floating shadow).

Typefaces from 2015: Playful Script, Sebastien Slab.

Typefaces from 2016: Sailor Stitch (pixel tattoo font), Bristle Brush Script, Elegrand Gothic, Mister Brightstride (brush script), Ruben Gothic, Creatif Regular (hipster style).

Typefaces from 2017: Brewmaster Gothic, Thick Brush, Botsmatic (pixelish), Annihilator, Sebastien Slab.

Typefaces from 2018: Batter Up, Walkthru, Strike Back, Backtrack (a cracked stone font).

Typefaces from 2019: Graf Script (graffiti), Simple Brush Script, Super Simple Brush Script, Annihilation, Bridal Shower Monoline script, Team Athletics, Sebastien Slab Round, Team MVP (octagonal, spurred), Brewmaster Gothic Round, Humbley Script.

Typefaces from 2020: Ghoulie Tattoo Script, Plum Brush Script, Bubble Frum.

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A script typeface made in 2012 by a Canadian designer. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ozzie Kirkby

North Bay, Ontario-based designer of the thin octagonal typeface Goodness Gracious Sans Serif (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pablo Lozano

Toronto-based designer (b. Spain) of the animated geometric color typeface Utopian (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pallor Publishing
[Frank Lawrence]

Hamilton, Ontario-based designer of the knife and dagger dingbat font Cut Point (2017). In 2020, he designed Bat Fight and Tip Of Hell. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Paris Urquhart

Graphic designer and typographer in Vancouver. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Canadian designer of the fat finger fonts Mochibun (2021) and Mochihand (2021). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Patrick Griffin
[A Case For Type Design Education]

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Patrick Griffin

Type designer at Canada Type. Wikipedia tells us that Patrick Griffin had been locked away in a mental institution by Carter and Barbara, after he walked in on his mother performing oral sex on Jackie Gleason. He had a nervous breakdown and was sent to a mental hospital, where he came to the conclusion that Gleason was evil because he was fat, leading him to hate fat people. However, that is a different Patrick Griffin. The real Patrick Griffin, a graduate of York University, lives and works in Toronto, where he founded Canada Type and made it the most successful Canadian type foundry. His work is summarized in this 2009 interview by MyFonts. It includes lots of custom work for banks, TV stations, and companies/groups like New York Times, Pixar, Jacquin's, University of Toronto, and the Montreal Airport. His retail fonts include the following.

  • Ambassador Script (2007): a digital version of Juliet, Aldo Novarese's 1955 almost upright calligraphic (copperplate style) connected script, with hundreds of alternates, swashes, ends, and so forth. Done with Rebecca Alaccari.
  • Autobats (2005).
  • Ballantines Twelve (2014). A custom typeface for Allied Domecq Spirits & Wine Limited, the brand owner of Ballantine's Scotch Whisky.
  • Bananas (2020). An 18-style informal sans.
  • P22 Barabajagal (2018): P22 Barabajagal is a unique take on the display fat face by way of doodling fun. Somewhat informed by the shapes of an uncredited 1960s film type called Kap Antiqua Bold, this font's aesthetic is the stuff of boundless energy and light humour. This is the kind of font that makes you wonder whether it was drawn with rulers, protractors and compasses, or just by a mad doodler's crazy-good free hand.
  • Bigfoot (2008), the fattest font ever made (sic).
  • Blackhaus (2005), an extension of Kursachsen Auszeichnung, a blackletter typeface designed in 1937 by Peterpaul Weiß for the Schriftguss foundry in Dresden.
  • Blanchard (2009): a revival and elaborate extension of Muriel, a 1950 metal script typeface made by Joan Trochut-Blanchard for the Fonderie Typographique Française, that was published simultaneously by the Spanish Gans foundry under the name Juventud.
  • Bluebeard (2004), a blackletter face.
  • Book Jacket (2010): this is a digital extension of the film type font Book Jacket by Ursula Suess, published in 1972.
  • Boondock (2005): a revival of Imre Reiner's brush script typeface Bazaar from 1956.
  • Borax (2011-2021). An ode to the typography scene of New York City and Chicago in the late 1970s.
  • Broken (2006): grunge.
  • Bunyan Pro (2016, Patrick Griffin and Bill Troop). Bunyan Pro is the synthesis of Bunyan, the last face Eric Gill designed for hand setting in 1934 and Pilgrim, the machine face based on it, issued by British Linotype in the early 1950s---the most popular Gill text face in Britain from its release until well into the 1980s.
  • Chalice (2006). Religious and Cyrillic influences.
  • Chapter 11 (2009): an old typewriter face.
  • Chikita (2008): an upright ronde script done with Rebecca Alaccari, and rooted in the work of 1930s Dutch lettering artist Martin Meijer.
  • Clarendon Text (2007). A 20-style slab serif that uses inspiration from 1953 typefaces by Hoffmann and Eidenbenz and the 1995 font Egizio by Novarese.
  • Classic Comic (2010).
  • Coconut and Coconut Shadow (2006). Great techno pop typefaces.
  • Coffee Script (2004): the digital version of R. Middleton's Wave design for the Ludlow foundry, circa 1962. Designed with Phil Rutter.
  • Colville (2017). A set of sans headline typefaces based on letters used by Canadian painter Alex Colville.
  • Comic book typefaces: Caper or Caper Comic (2008), Captain Comic (2007), Classic Comic (2010), Collector Comic (2006, a comic balloon lettering family), Common Comic (2013).
  • Counter (2008): A futuristic beauty with a double-lined cursive thrown in. Available exclusively from P22. This typeface was based on the idea for an uncredited film typeface called Whitley, published by a little known English typesetting house in the early 1970s.
  • Cryptozoo (2009): Late director of design for VANOC, the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Committee, Leo Ostbaum, commissioned Canada Type to make a typeface for the Vancouver Winter Olympics. Patrick Griffin came up with a rounded signage font called Cryptozoo, whose Notice reads Concept and design by Leo Obstbaum, VANOC Brand & Creative Services. Additional character data and technical production by Canada Type. Copyright 2007 VANOC Brand&Creative Services.
  • Dads Handwriting (2014, custom typeface).
  • Dancebats (2004).
  • Davis (2016, a slab serif) and Davis Sans (2016). Typeface families designed for precision-engineered corporate use. All proceeds will go towards higher education expenses of design graduates.
  • Dokument Pro (2014). This is a reworking of a typeface made in 2005 by the late Jim Rimmer: Jim Rimmer aptly described his Dokument family as a sans serif in the vein of New Gothic that takes nothing from News Gothic. Dokument Pro is thoroughly reworked and expanded, with different widths still in the pipeline.
  • Dominion (2006). Based on an early 1970s film type called Lampoon. Dominions severely geometric shapes are a strange cross between early Bauhaus minimalism and later sharp square typefaces used for instance in Soviet propaganda posters.
  • Doobie (2006). 60s psychedelic style.
  • Driver Gothic (2008): based on the typeface used for Ontario license plates. Although unique among Canadian provincial license plates, this typeface is very similar to, if not outright identical with, the typeface used on car plates in 22 American states: Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Vermont, Washington, and West Virginia. Ideal for license plate forgers.
  • Expo (2004): an octagonal family.
  • Fab (2007). A tube-design family reminiscent of the 1980s. Ricardo Cordoba writes: Fab reminds me of leafing through my first Letraset catalog in the mid-1980s all those decorative typefaces with rounded ends and tubular shapes, trying to imitate the look of neon signage. But Fab, with its contemporary twist on that aesthetic, and its unicase characters, manages to look like a cross between Cholla Bold and Frankfurter Highlight. Its handtooled, narrow shapes are perfectly suited to pop subject matter and bright colors. Fab Trio can be used to create layered chromatic effects, but its components can stand alone, too. The Seventies sure aint drab in Patrick Griffin's hands.
  • Fantini (2006). An update of the curly art nouveau typeface Fantan, a film type from 1970 by Custom Headings International.
  • Feather Script (2012). A revival of an old Lettering Inc font from the 1940s, known then as Flamenco.
  • Fido (2009) is the official font of dog owners everywhere. Has Saul Bass influences.
  • Filmotype fonts: Filmotype Ace (2015; based on a Filmotype script from 1953), Alice (2008, a casual hand-printed design based on a 1958 alphabet by Filmotype), Filmotype Arthur (2015; based on a Filmotype script from 1953), Athens (2014), Filmotype Brooklyn (2009, a casual script based on a 1958 Filmotype font), Filmotype Candy (2012), Filmotype Carmen (2012), Filmotype Hemlock (2013, a retro signage script), Hickory (2014), Filmotype Homer (2014, a brush signage script), Filmotype Hudson (1955, based on a 1955 original), Filmotype Jessy (2009, a flowing upright connected script based on a 1958 design by Filmotype), Filmotype Jupiter (2015; based on a Filmotype brush script from 1958), Filmotype Kellog (2013), Filmotype Lakeside (2013, a retro signage typeface), Filmotype Leader (2013), Filmotype Liberty (2015; based on a Filmotype brush script from 1955), Filmotype Giant (2011, a condensed sans done with Rebecca Alaccari) and its italic counterpart, Filmotype Escort (2011, done with Rebecca Alaccari), Filmotype Keynote (2013, a connected bold advertising script), Filmotype Lacrosse (2013, a retro script from the 1950s sometimes used in department store catalogs of that era), Filmotype LaSalle (2008, based on a 1952 retro script by Ray Baker for Filmotype), Filmotype Harmony (2011, original from 1950 by Ray Baker), Filmotype Kentucky (a 1955 original by Ray Baker), Filmotype Kingston (a 1953 original by Ray Baker), Filmotype Lucky (2012, based on a font by Ray Baker), Filmotype Hamlet (a 1955 original by Ray Baker), Filmotype Panama (2012, a flared casual serif typeface based on a 1958 original), Filmotype Prima (2011, with Rebecca Alaccari), Filmotype Quiet (2010, based on a 1954 military stencil typeface by Filmotype), Filmotype Yale (2012, a wedding invitation script based on a 1964 original by Filmotype), Filmotype York (2014).
  • Flirt (2005). Based on an art deco typeface found in a Dover specimen book.
  • P22 Folkwang Pro (2017, at P22). A revival of Hermann Schardt's Folkwang (1949-1955, Klingspor).
  • Fuckbats (2007).
  • Fury (2008): an angry techno family.
  • Gala (2005, expanded in 2017). By Griffin and Alaccari. Gala is the digitization of the one of the most important Italian typefaces of the twentieth century: G. da Milanos 1935 Neon design for the Nebiolo foundry. This designs importance is in being the predecessor - and perhaps direct ancestor - of Aldo Novareses Microgramma (and later Eurostile), which paved the worlds way to the gentle transitional, futuristic look we now know and see everywhere. It is also one of the very first designs made under the direction of Alessandro Butti, a very important figure in Italian design.
  • Gallery (2004): art deco.
  • Gamer (2004-2006), by Griffin and Alaccari: modeled after a few 1972 magazine advertisement letters, the origin of which was later identified as a common film type called Checkmate.
  • Gaslon (2005): a modification of A. Bihari's Corvina Black from 1973.
  • Gator (2007). A digital version of Friedrich Poppl's Poppl Heavy (1972), which in turn was one of the many responses by type designers to Cooper Black.
  • Genie (2006): a psychedelic typeface based on a 1970s film type called Jefferson Aeroplane.
  • Gibson (2011, with Kevin King and Rod McDonald). This 8-style humanist sans family is a revival of McDonald's own Monotype face, Slate. It was named to honour John Gibson FGDC (1928-2011), Rod's long-time friend and one of the original founders of the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada. All the revenues from its sale will be donated by Canada Type to the GDC, where they will be allocated to a variety of programs aiming to improve the creative arts and elevate design education in Canada.
  • Go (2005): a techno face.
  • Goudy Two Shoes (2006): a digitization and expansion of a 1970s type called Goudy Fancy, which originated with Lettergraphics as a film type.
  • Gumball (2005). A bubblegum font modeled after Richard Weber's 1958 font, Papageno.
  • Hamlet (2006): medieval. Based on an old type called Kitterland.
  • Happy (2005). Happy is the digital version of one the most whimsical takes on typewriters ever made, an early 1970s Tony Stan film type called Ap-Ap. Some of the original characters were replaced with more fitting ones, but the original ones are still accessible as alternates within the font. We also made italics and bolds to make you Happy-er.
  • Heathen (2005). A grunge calligraphic script: The original Heathen was made by redrawing Phil Martin's Polonaise majuscules and superposing them over the majuscules of Scroll, another Canada Type font. The lowercase is a superposition of Scrolls lowercase atop a pre-release version of Sterling Script, yet another Canada Type font.
  • Hortensia (2009): a semi-script Victorian typeface modeled after Emil Gursch's Hortensia (1900). Codesigned with Rebecca Alaccari.
  • Hunter (2005). A revival of a brush script by Imre Reiner called Mustang (1956).
  • Hydrogen (2007, a rounded geometric unicase family.
  • Informa (2009): a comprehensive 36-style sans serif text family based on traditional lettering. He says: While some typefaces classified as such exhibit too much calligraphy (like Gill Sans, Syntax and Optima), and others tend to favor geometric principles in rhythm and proportion (like Agenda, Frutiger and Myriad), Informa stays true to the humanist ideology by maintaining the proper equilibrium between the two influences that drive the genre, and keeping the humanist traits where they make better visual sense.
  • Jackpot (2005): The idea for Jackpot came from a photo type called Cooper Playbill, which as the name implies was simply a westernized version of Cooper Black. The recipe was simple: Follow Mr. Coopers big fat hippy idea, cowboy it with heavy slabs, give it true italics, then swash away at both for beautiful mixture. And there you have the bridge between groovy and all-American. There you have the country lover shaking hands with the rock and roll enthusiast. There you have your perfect substitute for the very overused Cooper Black.
  • Jazz Gothic (2005): an expansion of an early 1970s film type from Franklin Photolettering called Pinto Flare. Image.
  • Jezebel (2007).
  • The psychedelic typeface Jingo (2014, with Kevin Allan King): This is the digital makeover and major expansion of a one-of-a-kind melting pot experiment done by VGC and released under the name Mardi Gras in the early 1960s. It is an unexpected jambalaya of Art Nouveau, Tuscan, wedge serifs, curlycues, ball endings, wood type spurs and swashes, geometry and ornamental elements that on the surface seem to be completely unrelated.
  • Johnny (2006): with Rebecca Alaccari; based on Phil Martin's Harem or Margit fonts from 1969.
  • Jupiter (2007): based on Roman lettering.
  • P22 Klauss Kursiv (2018). A revival, at P22, of Karl Klauss's crisp fifties script typeface Klauss Kuriv (1956-1958, Genzsch & Heyse).
  • Latex (2015). A layered all caps decal typeface.
  • Leather (2005): an expansion of Imre Reiner's blackletter typeface Gotika (1933).
  • Libertine (2011). Libertine (done with Kevin Allan King) is an angular calligraphic script inspired by the work of Dutchman Martin Meijer (1930s): This is the rebel yell, the adrenaline of scripts.
  • Lionheart (2006). A digitization and extension of Friedrich Poppl's neo-gothic typeface Saladin.
  • Lipstick (2006): handwriting. Plus Lipstick Extras.
  • Louis (2012). A faithful digital rendition and expansion of a design called Fanfare, originally drawn by Louis Oppenheim in 1927, and redrawn in 1993 by Rod McDonald as Stylu.
  • Maestro (2009) is a 40 style chancery family, in 2 weights each, with 3350 characters per font, co-designed with calligrapher Philip Bouwsma. This has to be the largest chancery/calligraphy family on earth.
  • Magellan (2014). A custom stencil typeface.
  • Martie (2006). Done with Rebecca Alaccari. Based on the handwriting of Martie S. Byrd.
  • Marvin (2010): a fat cartoon typeface that recalls older Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies lettering.
  • In 2013, Kevin Allan King and Patrick Griffin revived Georg Trump's transitional typeface Mauritius (1967, Weber).
  • Memoriam (2009): An extreme-contrast vogue display script which was commissioned by art director Nancy Harris for the cover of the 2008 commemorative issue of the New York Times magazine. He also did the typography and fonts for the 2010 issue. This became an unbelievably successful family, and was extended in 2011 with headline, Outline and Iline variants.
  • Merc (2007). Based on an all-cap rough-brush metal typeface called Agitator, designed by Wolfgang Eickhoff and published by Typoart in 1960.
  • Messenger (2010), a calligraphic script. Patrick Griffin writes about Messenger (2010, Canada Type): Messenger is a redux of two mid-1970s Markus Low designs: Markus Roman, an upright calligraphic face, and Ingrid, a popular typositor-era script. Through the original film typefaces were a couple of years apart and carried different names, they essentially had the same kind of Roman/Italic relationship two members of the same typeface family would have. The forms of both typefaces were reworked and updated to fit in the Ingrid mold, which is the truer-to-calligraphy one.
  • Middleton Brush (2010): a redigitization of R.H. Middleton's connected brush typeface Wave, ca. 1962; see also an early Canada Type face, Coffee Script.
  • Miedinger (2007). Created after Max Miedinger's 1964 face, Horizontal. Canada Type writes: The original film typeface was a simple set of bold, panoramically wide caps and figures that give off a first impression of being an ultra wide Gothic incarnation of Microgramma. Upon a second look, they are clearly more than that. This typeface is a quirky, very non-Akzidental take on the vernacular, mostly an exercise in geometric modularity, but also includes some unconventional solutions to typical problems (like thinning the midline strokes across the board to minimize clogging in three-storey forms). This digital version introduces a new lighter weight alongside the bold original..
  • Militia (2007). An octagonal and threatening stencil.
  • Militia Sans (2007).
  • Monte Cristo (2012, with Kevin Allan King) is a grand type family with five styles and 1630 characters with many swashes and ways of connecting the calligraphic glyphs---it is the ultimate wedding font.
  • Neil Bold (2010): an extension of the fat typeface Neil Bold (1966, Wayne J. Stettler).
  • Nightlife (2005): inspired by a pre-desktop publishing grid design by L. Meuffels.
  • Nuke (2005): a fat stencil grunge weith pizzazz.
  • In 2011, he and Kevin Allan King published the refined Orpheus Pro family, which was based on the elegant Orpheus by Walter Tiemann (1926-1928, Klingspor), and its Italic which was called Euphorion (Walter Tiemann, 1936). Their enthusiastic description: The Orpheus Pro fonts started out as a straightforward revival of Tiemann's Orpheus and Euphorion. It was as simple as a work brief can be. But did we ever get carried away, and what should have been finished in a few weeks ended up consuming the best part of a year, countless jugs of coffee, and the merciless scrutiny of too many pairs of eyeballs. The great roman caps just screamed for plenty of extensions, alternates, swashes, ligatures, fusions from different times, and of course small caps. The roman lowercase wanted additional alternates and even a few ligatures. The italic needed to get the same treatment for its lowercase that Tiemann envisioned for the uppercase. So the lowercase went overboard plenty alternates and swashes and ligatures. Even the italic uppercase was augmented by maybe too many extra letters. Orpheus Pro has been a real ride. Images of Orpheus: i, ii, iii, iv, v.
  • Outcast (2010): a grunge family.
  • Oxygen (2006): a great grid-based design.
  • Paganini (2011,(with Kevin Allan King) is another jewel in Canada Type's drawers: Designed in 1928 by Alessandro Butti under the direction of Raffaello Bertieri for the Nebiolo foundry, Paganini defies standard categorization. While it definitely is a classic foundry text typeface with obvious roots in the oldstyle of the Italian renaissance, its contrast reveals a clear underlying modern influence.
  • The last joint project of King and Griffin in 2012 was Pipa, a pseudo-psychedelic groovy bellydancing font: Originally made for a health food store chain we cannot name, Pipa is the embodiment of organic display typography.
  • Player (2007). An 11-style athletic lettering family.
  • Plywood (2007): a retro typeface based on Franklin Typefounders's Barker Flare from the early 1970s.
  • Press Gothic (2007). A revival of Aldo Novarese's Metropol typeface, released by Nebiolo in 1967 as a competitor to Stephenson Blakes Impact.
  • Quanta (2005, stencil). Two weights, East and West.
  • In 2011, Kevin Allan King and Patrick Griffin completed work on an exceptionally beautiful revival, Ratio Modern (the original by F.W. Kleukens is from 1923). This is a didone family with a refined humanist trait.
  • Rawhide (2006): a bouncy Western saloon font based on cover page lettering of the Belgian comic book series Lucky Luke.
  • Recta (2011, with Kevin King). This is eighteen-stye sans family that extends Novarese's Recta.
  • Rhino (2005): a revival of the informal typeface Mobil (1960, Helmut Matheis, Ludwig&Mayer).
  • Normandia (2021, by Patrick Griffin and Hans van Maanen). A digital revival of the fatface typeface Normandia by Alessandro Butti at Nebiolo (1946-1949).
  • Noteworthy (2009). A font commissioned for the Apple iPad. It is based on Griffin's earlier revival typeface Filmotype Brooklyn.
  • Ronaldson Regular (2008, with Rebecca Alaccari), a 17-style oldstyle family based on the 1884 classic by Alexander Kay, Ronaldson Old style (MacKellar, Smith&Jordan). Griffin reconstructed this family from the metal typeface and from many scans from rare documents provided by Stephen O. Saxe, Philippe Chaurize and Rebecca Davis.
  • Roos (2009): A 10-style revival of Sjoerd Hendrik de Roos's De Roos Romein (1948), created in cooperation with Hans van Maanen.
  • Robur (2010): Done with Kevin King, this set of two fonts revives Georges Auriol's Robur Noir from 1909.
  • Runway (2004): racetrack lettering.
  • Rush (2005): futuristic.
  • Sailor (2005): digital rendition of West Futura Casual (late 1970s film type).
  • Salden (2019, by Hans van Maanen and Patrick Griffin). A grand effort to collect the lettering of Dutch book and book cover designer Helmut Salden in a series of typefaces.
  • Salome (2008). Done with Rebecca Alaccari, this is a revival and expansion of a photolettering era typeface called Cantini (1972, Letter Graphics).
  • Santini (2004): Bauhaus-inspired architectural lettering.
  • One of Heinz Schumann's unpublished typefaces from the early 1960s was revived in 2017 by Patrick Griffin and Richard Kegler at P22 as P22 Schumann Pro.
  • Screener (2006): an extensive octagonal family, including Screener Symbols.
  • Sears Social (2014). A custom typeface family that includes Sears Social Monocase.
  • Secret Scrypt (2004): four shaky script styles done for a New York restaurant. With Alaccari.
  • Semplicita Pro (2011). A grand revival of Alessandro Butti's Futura-like Semplicità, executed between 2009 and 2011 by Patrick Griffin and Bill Troop. Image of the Medium weight.
  • Shred (2010): an octagonal heavy metal face.
  • Siren Script (2009-2010): Done with Rebecca Alaccari, this six-style script family is based on the metal typeface Stationers Semiscript (BBS, 1899).
  • Skullbats (2005).
  • Serial Killer (2005): bloody.
  • Slang (2004): a blood scratch face.
  • Slinger (2010): a flared art nouveau face.
  • Social Gothic (2007). After Tom Hollingsworth's Informal Gothic, a squarish unicase grotesk done in 1965. Followed by Social Stencil (2011-2012) and Social Gothic 2 (2014).
  • Soft Press (2012). A rounded version of Canada Type's Press Gothic.
  • Sol Pro (2010): a 20-style revival and extension of the monoline sans typeface Sol by Marty Goldstein and C.B. Smith (1973, VGC), done with Kevin Allan King. Griffin writes: This is not your grandfather's Eurostile. This is your offspring's global hope, optimism, and total awareness.
  • Spade (2012). A super-heavy slab face, done with Kevin King.
  • Spadina (2010): a psychedelic / art nouveau revival with Kevin Allan King of Karlo Wagner's Fortunata (1971, Berthold).
  • Sterling Script (2005): done with Rebecca Alaccari. Sterling Script was initially meant to a be digitization/reinterpretation of a copperplate script widely used during what effectively became the last decade of metal type: Stephenson Blake's Youthline, from 1952. Many alternates were added, so this is a virtually new type family.
  • Sultan: a Celtic-Arabic simulation typeface after "Mosaik" (1954) by Martin Kausche.
  • Stretto (2008) is a revival and expansion of the reverse stress font Sintex 1 (Aldo Novarese, Nebiolo and VGC, 1973), a funky nightclub face. It was used as the basis of Cowboy Hippie (2010, CheapProFonts). Similar typefaces include ITC Zipper (1970) and Berthold Beat Star (1972).
  • Symposium Pro (2011). This Carolingian family was drawn by Philip Bouwsma. Patrick helped with the production.
  • Tabarnak (2012) and its shaded version, Tabarnouche (2012). Lovingly named to attract business from Quebec, this is a packaging or signage pair of fonts.
  • Taboo (2009) is a geometric display typeface that was inspired by lettering by Armenian artist Fred Africkian in 1984.
  • Testament (2010): a calligraphic uncial family done with Philip Bouwsma.
  • Tomato (2005): done with Rebecca Alaccari, this is the digitization and quite elaborate expansion of an early 1970s Franklin Photolettering film type called Viola Flare.
  • Treasury (2006): a huge type family based on a calligraphic script by Hermann Ihlenburg from the late 19th century. Canada Type writes: The Treasury script waited over 130 years to be digitized, and the Canada Type crew is very proud to have done the honors. And then some. After seven months of meticulous work on some of the most fascinating letter forms ever made, we can easily say that Treasury is the most ambitious, educational and enjoyable type journey we've embarked upon, and we're certain you will be quite happy with the results. Treasury goes beyond being a mere revival of a typeface. Though the original Treasury script is quite breathtaking in its own right, we decided to bring it into the computer age with much more style and functionality than just another lost script becoming digital. The Treasury System is an intuitive set of fonts that takes advantage of the most commonly used feature of todays design software: Layering.
  • Trump Gothic (2005): a revival and expansion of two different takes on Signum (1955, Weber), Georg Trumps popular mid-twentieth-century condensed gothic: Less than one year after Signum, the Czech foundry Grafotechna released Stanislav Marso's Kamene, a reinterpretation of Signum. The differences between the two were quite subtle in most forms, but functionally proved to offer different levels of visual flexibility. Marso changed a few letters, most notably the wonderful a and g he added, and also made a bold weight. Trump Gothic West is a revival of Trump's original Signum, but in three weights and italics for each. Trump Gothic East is a revival of Marso's Kamene, but also in three weights and corresponding italics.. In 2013, Patrick Griffin redrew and optimized these condensed and ultra-economical typefaces in his Trump Gothic Pro and the rounded version, Trump Soft Pro.
  • Trump Script (2010) revives the African look script by Georg Trump called Jaguar (1962). An improvement on an earlier Canada type family called Tiger Script.
  • Tuba (2010).
  • Valet (2006): inspired by an uncredited early 1970s all-cap film type called Expression.
  • Veronica Polly (2005).
  • Vintage Deco (2017).
  • Vox (2007): a 24-style monoline sans family done with Rebecca Alaccari. This was followed in 2013 by a softer version, Vox Round.
  • Wagner Grotesk (2010): a sturdy grotesk, after a typeface from the Johannes Wagner foundry. Kevin King is also credited.
  • Wagner Script Pro (2011). Done together with Kevin King, this is a revival of Troubadour (1926, Wagner&Schmidt).
  • King and Patrick Griffin published Wonder Brush in 2012. This is partly based on a signage brush script called Poppl Stretto (1969) by Friedrich Poppl.
  • Opentype programming help for several fonts by Michael Doret, such as Deliscript (2009), Dynascript (2011) and Steinweiss Script (2010). Deliscript (a winner at TDC2 2010) is an upright connected script with accompanying slanted version. Steinweiss Script is a 2200-glyph curly script typeface called Steinweiss Script (2010), which captures a lot of the spirit of Steinweiss's album covers from the late 1930s and 1940s.
  • HWT Tangent (2021, at P22). This revives a Morgans & Wilcox wood typeface known as Tangent in the Hamilton Manufacturing collection (after Hamilton took over Morgans & Wilcox).
  • Patrick Griffin did the final mastering in 2021 for P22 Underground Pro, which was developed over the years by Richard Kegler (1997), Paul D. Hunt (2007) and finally, Dave Farey (2021) and James Todd (2021). This comes close to being thee ultimate implementation of Johnston's Underground.
  • Filmotype Andrew (2021). A bold and wide extension of the retro casual script font Filmotype Athens.
  • Ronaldson Pro (2021). A revision and extension of Griffin's 2006 font, Ronaldson Old Style. It now has four weights and two variable fonts.

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Paul Ackerley
[Ackadia Fonts]

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Paul Albers

Ottawa-based Paul Albers is the designer of the Startrek font Tron. See also here. Fontspace link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Paul Binns

PBinns Design (est. 2012) is located in Toronto, Canada. Creator of Electrical Tape (2012). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Paul Davidson

Prince George, BC-based free-lance designer of Kaiser (2003, a fun distant display relative of Bodoni and Dalliance), Steampunk Metron (2002), a hookish font, the soft boulder sans serif font Epoch (2003), Coquitlam Gothic (2003), and Abbotsford (2003). At Union Fonts, he created Epoch (2003) and Cosmorton (2002). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Paul Hanslow

Australian graduate of the type design program at the University of Reading, class of 2017. His graduation typeface there was the Latin / Syriac / Greek typeface Antipode, which is a low contrast serif meant for biblical texts, dictionaries and academic publications. Before Reading, he obtained a BA(Hons) in Visual Communication from Monash University, Australia. Born in Australia, he currently lives in Vancouver, Canada.

In 2018, Paul Hanslow, Ross Mills and John Hudson co-designed the free STIX Two family, which is based on Times Roman.

After joining John Hudson's Tiro Typeworks, which is based in Vancouver, Paul Hanslow aided in the development of the text typeface Castoro (2020). Hudson writes: Castoro is a libre font family released under the SIL Open Font License. Castoro is a specific instance of an adaptive design developed for Tiro Typeworks' internal use as a base from which to generate tailored Latin companions for some of our non-European script types. The instance that has been expanded to create the Castoro fonts was initially made for the Indic fonts that we produced for Harvard University Press. In the Castoro version, we have retained the extensive diacritic set for transliteration of South Asian languages, and added additional characters for an increased number of European languages. The parent design here presented as the Castoro instance began as a synthesis of aspects of assorted Dutch types from the 16th through 18th Centuries. Castoro roman was designed by John Hudson, and the italic with his Tiro colleague Paul Hanslow, assisted by Kaja Slojewska. It is named Castoro after the busy beaver, a real workhorse in the Canadian forests. Google Fonts link.

Skeena (2021) is a humanist sans typeface by John Hudson and Paul Hanslow that was developed for Microsoft for use as one of the default fonts in Office apps and Microsoft 365 products.

In 2021, Ross Mills, Anna Giedrys and Paul Hanslow co-designed the 14-style sans family Laconia at Tiro Typeworks.

Co-designer with John Hudson, Alice Savoie and Karsten Luecke of Brill (2011), Brill Greek (2021), Brill Cyrillic (2021) and Brill Latin (2021). This classic text typeface family was a winner at the TDC 2013 competition. Client: Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Paul Landry

During his graphic design studies in Vancouver, Paul Landry created the decorative typeface 3D Army Alphabet (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Paul Morrow
[Baybayin Fonts]

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Paul Sych

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Pazo math fonts
[Diego Puga]

Diego Puga from the University of Toronto offers a set of five math fonts (type 1) suitable for typesetting math in combination with the Palatino family of text fonts. Developed in 2000. The LaTeX macro package mathpazo.sty defines the Palatino family as the default roman font and uses the virtual mathpazo fonts, built around the Pazo Math family, for typesetting math in a style that suits Palatino. Puga explains: The mathpazo package builds on Walter Schmidt's mathpple package and has many similarities with it. The main difference is that mathpazo uses the purposefully designed Pazo Math font family instead of slanted versions of some of the Euler fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Peter Bartl

Born in Basel in 1940, Peter Bartl taught typography, graphic design, photography and computer graphics at the University of Alberta. He retired in British Columbia, where he and Jane Merks run PB+J Press. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Peter Brugger

Designer at Volcano Type in Karlsruhe of the extensive Western font family Gringo (2005-2006): GringoDingbats, GringoTuscan LightNarrow, GringoTuscan Light, GringoTuscan LightWide, GringoTuscan MediumNarrow, GringoTuscan Medium, GringoTuscan MediumWide, GringoTuscan BoldNarrow, GringoTuscan Bold, GringoTuscan BoldWide, GringoSans LightNarrow, GringoSans Light, GringoSans LightWide, GringoSans MediumNarrow, GringoSans Medium, GringoSans MediumWide, GringoSans BoldNarrow, GringoSans Bold, GringoSans BoldWide, GringoSlab LightNarrow, GringoSlab Light, GringoSlab LightWide, GringoSlab MediumNarrow, GringoSlab Medium, GringoSlab MediumWide, GringoSlab BoldNarrow, GringoSlab Bold, GringoSlab BoldWide. Discussion.

In 2010, he created a family for type layering called Matryoshka (+Pregnant; scans: i, ii, iii).

Brugger studied at the Schule für Gestaltung Basel Schweiz, the Hochschule für Gestaltung Pforzheim and at the Nova Scotia College of Arts and Design in Halifax, Canada. He teaches typography at the Staatlichen Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Stuttgart.

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Peter Enneson

Peter Enneson is an Art Dirctor and Graphic Designer living and working in Toronto. His work has been awarded in design competitons sponsored by the National Magazine Awards Foundation, the Art Directors Club of Toronto, and others. Recently, his Typographical exploration of Genesis was selected for inclusion in Type Culture, a Canadian competition. Peter Enneson is preparing a translation of Gerrit Noordzij's De streek: theorie van het schrift, and a book based on his ATypI 2003 presentation on Henk Krijger's work. He holds a Masters of Philosophy degree in Aesthetics. His writings include a piece on Henk Krijger's 1972 painting The survivors, and a reply to Peter Burnhill's Type spaces in Typography Papers 4, 2000.

In 2014, in collaboration with Patrick Griffin of Canada Type, he published a meticulous revival of Henk Krijger's Raffia Initials (1952, Lettergieterij Amsterdam, where it is known as Raffia Initialen) that is based on photcopies and digtal images of the master drawings. Raffia Initialen was distributed in North America by Amsterdam Continental Types and Graphic Equipment Inc. in electrotype format, and later through VGC on strips of typositor film. Currently licensing rights are owned by the Linotype Corporation. The master drawings were located in 2001 by longtime Lettergieterij Amsterdam employee Henk Gianotten, and are now part of the Special Collections division of the Univeriteitsbibliotheek of the University of Amsterdam. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Peter Rempel
[PR Fonts]

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Peter Saali

Designer of the Inuktitut fonts Naulak, Naulak Bold, ProSyl and ProSyl Bold (1996). They can be downloaded here and here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Peter Trinh

Graphic designer/illustrator in Hamilton, Ontario. Co-creator of Maddy McGee, P.I. (maddymcgeepi.com) and Perfume & Primer Caps. Designer the commercial comic book typeface family Trinh Type Sans (2012).

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Peter von Zezschwitz
[Zetafonts (Tangram Studio)]

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Peter Zak

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Phil MacIsaac
[Open City Design]

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Phil Rutter

Designer at Canada Type of Coffee Script (2004, with Patrick Griffin), the digital version of R. Middleton's Wave design for the Ludlow foundry, circa 1962. [Patrick Griffin revived Coffee Script in 2010 as Middleton Brush.] Phil Rutter and Rebecca Alaccari designed Almanac (2004), a script typeface based on Imre Reiner's London Script (1957) (in 2007, superseded by Reiner Hand, a new digitization by Rebecca Alaccari), Tiger Script (2004, based on Georg Trump's wild brush script Jaguar done in 1967 for C. E. Weber; done with Rebecca Alaccari), and Ali Baba (2004), an Arabic simulation typeface originally designed by Georg Trump as Palomba (1955, C.E. Weber foundry). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Phoenix-Pyre Designs

Matthew is an American digital artist, b. 1990, who resides in North Carolina. Under the aliases ZapatoDelFuego and Phoenix-Pyre Designs, he has created some free fonts such as Phoenix Grunge (2006). Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pierre Guillaume

Printer who runs Atelier Pierre Guillaume in Montreal, where he still uses a Vandercook Hand Press. He has made his own metal typefaces. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pinyin fonts for Windows
[Daqing Chu]

Pinyin TT fonts by Daqing (David) Chu of Calgary. "Pinyin is a phonetic system used in Chinese to help people to pronounce Chinese (Mandarin). It has been widely used in the People's Republic of China since 1958. Many none-speaking-Chinese people also find out that this is a very good phonetic system for them to learn Chinese." [Google] [More]  ⦿

Plan Nine Design
[Andrew McMillan]

Free fonts by Andrew McMillan (Plan Nine Design): Cowboy Clips (1998, dings), Eva 16, November 16th, Happy Halloween Michelle (1998). I assume that Andrew is Canadian. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[A Primer on Bezier Curves]

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PR Fonts
[Peter Rempel]

Peter Rempel (b. 1958) is a Winnipeg-based calligrapher. Nice graphic about classical roman types. He designed some exquisite shareware fonts: PR Uncial Creepy (2010), PR Agamemnon Bold (2008), PR-Uncial (2003), PR-UncialAltCapsExtended, PR-UncialAlternateCapitals (1998), Demo-ofGabrielCondensed, Demo-ofGabrielRegular, Demo-version:Gabrielextended, PR-CelticNarrow (1998), Magickal Signs, PR Runes (2000), PR Rune Stones (2000), Pi Rho Runestones (1998), PR Astrological (1998), PR Compass Rose (2007), PR Viking (2007; +Alternates) and Pirho Herakles (1998, an Etruscan-style or Greek simulation font). In preparation: PR Alchemyst, PR Snaggly, PR Monk's Holiday.

He writes about himself: educated in music composition and visual design. In his family home, there were many wall plaques with German Bible verses, rendered in a variety of gothic and fraktur lettering styles. In the 1980s he discovered the art of calligraphy, first through the speedball lettering textbook, and later by joining the calligraphers Guild of Manitoba. He has studied a variety of lettering styles, but his strongest interest is in the letter styles of the Middle Ages, starting with the German Fraktur styles he knew from childhood, and extending back, into uncials, runic shapes, and the Classical Roman Letter. The Chancery cursive, or Italic hand, which to many people is synonymous with calligraphy, never held much interest for him. He released his first shareware fonts in 1996.

In 2010, he went partially commercial. His first pay font is PR Pointers (2010, an arrows font).

In 2011, he designed the commercial typefaces PR Mapping and PR Stars.

In 2012, he published PR Arco (arcs for framing curved lines of text, in a style common on Victorian posters and almanac covers) and PR Hydra (a Greek simulation font).

Typefaces from 2013 include PR Snowflakes 01, PR Bramble Wood 1 and 2, PR Valendoodle 01 (Valentine's Day ornaments), PR Swirlies (in series numbered 01 through 13), PR Swirlies Frames, PR HallowDoodles (Halloween dingbats), PR Nouveau Ornaments (art nouveau), PR Viking (a rune simulation face), PR Foxtail 01, PR Foxtail 02, PR Scrolls 03, 04 and 05 (2014), PR Sprucewood (2014), PR Swells One (2014), PR Xmas Doodles (2014), PR Hearts Take Wing 01, PR Mysticon 01 (star dingbats), PR Pointers 01 (arrows), PR Valknut (Norse god symbolism), PR Scrolls, PR Uncial (1998), PR Dim Sum (brush face), PR Columban (a Celtic uncial, named after Irish monk Columbanus), PR Columbian.

Typefaces from 2014: PR Cauldron (a scary Celtic style font), Vanaheim (a flared display typeface influenced by Nordic runes).

Typefaces from 2015: PR Hallow Doodles 03, PR Ex Cathedra (Trajan capitals).

MyFonts link. MyFonts foundry link. Klingspor link. Fontsy link. Dafont link. Castles&Crypts link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Practice Foundry

Their manifesto: Practice Foundry is an independent type foundry and a collective space for showcasing the work of amateur type designers in Vancouver. Our goal is to create a stronger typographic presence in Canada. Typefaces include Fabrica (2011, Vince Lo), Egypt 22 (Ivan Kostynyk), Mimic Roman (2009, Will Longaphie), Collator (2011, Alvin Kwan) and Rytm (2011, Alvin Kwan: renamed Theatre). They operate on a "pay what you want" basis. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pranavi Chopra
[Blue Yolk Studio]

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Preston Racette

Designer and web developer in Sudbury, Ontario, b. 1991, who graduated in 2012 from Cambrian College. Preston Racette is the go-to branding expert of Sudbury, Ontario. He creates, plans, and manages branding strategies for a wide range of organizations. He has received many awards for his design work.

Preston created the free monoline organic sans typeface Urba (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Priscilla Suen

Toronto-based creator of the staircase-styled typeface Staps (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Proggy Fonts
[Tristan Grimmer]

This pixel and bitmap font site is the home of the Proggy programmer's fonts (Proggy Clean, Proggy Square, Proggy Small, and Proggy Tiny, all made in 2004 by the website owner, Tristan Grimmer) as well as a number of contributed programming fonts (Crisp (2003, by Chris Pine), Speedy (by Walter Reel), CodingFontTobi1 (by Tobias Werner), PixelCarnageMonoTT (2004, by Roman J. Lewis, aka "The Wolf"), and Opti and Opti Small (by Nicolas Botti)). It is also the home of two other proportional bitmap fonts for use on web pages (Webby Caps and Webby Small). Several people have contributed to these fonts: Karl Landström to Proggy Clean, Christian Winkler to the Proggy fonts, and Simon Renstrom to Proggy Clean. Another URL where one can download ProggyCleanTT, ProggyCleanTTSZ, ProggyCleanTTSZBP, ProggySmallTT, ProggySquareTT, ProggySquareTTSZ, ProggyTinyTT, ProggyTinyTTSZ.

Designer of readable FON-type bitmap fonts fixed width for printing code: Proggy Clean, Proggy Square. He also made Webby Webby Small and Webby Caps, proportionally spaced pixel fonts.

Alternate URL. Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Quadrat Communications
[David Vereschagin]

Born in Edmonton in 1957, David Vereschagin set up Quadrat Communications in Toronto (Quadrat Communications, 18 Grenville Street, Suite 1501, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4Y 3B3). A graphic designer by profession, he has made a number of carefully crafted font families such as Spike, Ratcaps (free keycaps sample font available), MyAuntCelia, Farquharson, Clear Prairie Ornaments (1992), Clear Prairie Dawn. A free copy of Farquhason is here.

At MyFonts, one can buy Clear Prairie Dawn (Optima-like), Clear Prairie Ornaments, Farquharson (like wood type), My Aunt Celia, Ratcaps, Ratkeys, Spike, Toronto Subway (2004: based on the (art deco sans) lettering originally used for station identification and signage in the Toronto subway system, which first opened to the public in 1954. Developed from rubbings of the lettering on station walls and photographs of painted signage.) In 2008, he designed the cool constructivist poster family Kubrick, about the same time as Iconian Fonts' Kubrick family---I hope that they can settle the naming fight amicably. Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

R9 Type Design
[Tana Kosiyabong]

R9 Type+Design is a type foundry in Toronto, Canada, established in 2016 by Tana Kosiyabong and Sir Angus of Gastown (the French Bulldog). Designers of the rounded monoline typeface families Alio Pro (2017) and Alio Text (2017).

Typefaces from 2018: Augmento (a large sans family).

Typefaces from 2019: Cubio Mono (hexagonal).

Typefaces from 2021: Boxr (a blocky squarish typeface family with ten styles), Aldero (a ten-style geometric sans that gives users the choice between rounded casual glyphs and sharp corporate glyphs, all within each font).

Behance link. You Work For Them link. MyFonts link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Rabbit Klein

Canadian designer of the pixel font Coal (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rachel Glennie

Canadian designer of the Peognotian typeface Burnish (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rachel Lee

During her studies at Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Rachel Lee (Burnaby, BC) created the pixelish typeface Censored (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rachel Riordan

Illustrator in Toronto. She drew many alphabets, mostly for children's prints. These are not fonts---they are only sold as prints.

Behance link. Her shop. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rachel San

Toronto, Canada-based creator of the free typeface family Elliot Sans (2016) and the retro typeface MCM (2016). In 2018, she designed Madeyn Sans and the Bauhaus sans Meraki. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rachel Thornton

London, Ontario-based designer of a Halloween font in 2020. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rachelle Fortin

Graphic artist in Ottawa, Ontario. Creator of the display caps typeface Eureka (2013). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rachelle Lortie

Vancouver, BC-based designer of the pixel typeface Sophisticate (2015), which is based on Zuzna Licko's Mrs. Eaves. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Raf Rennie

Graduate of OCAD in Toronto, 2012. Creator of the typeface Feasby Semibold (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rafael Ruiz

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Rahul Kapoor

Canadian graphic, print and web designer who lives in Toronto. Behance link. His typefaces include the squarish Alphabet Soup (2008). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rambler Creative

Canadian creator of the free rugged sans typeface Tremblant (2017), the handcrafted brush sans typeface Westfalia (2017), the brush font Wither (2017), and Daybreak (2017). Rambler Creative also made the free fonts Kilowatt, Old Growth and Terrain. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Randy Caldwell
[Fonts For Flash]

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Raphael Studio

Raphael Studio in Toronto created Cheeni (2012). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rashik Patel

Freelance graphic designer in Toronto who created the experimental modular typeface Stark Grotesk (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rawberry Strubarb Ink

Charlottetown, PEI-based designer of the thin calligraphic connected typefaces Sometimes Maybe (2016) and Honeybell Script (2016), and the grungy script Silverfields (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ray Larabie

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Ray Larabie
[Larabie Fonts]

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Ray Taylor
[AiPaiNunavik Font]

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Rénald Lévesque

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Real Pen-Work

A penmmanship instruction manual with the subtitle Self-Instructor In Penmanship, published by Knowles & Maxim, Pittsfield, Mass., and St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. PDF file. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rebecca Alaccari
[Canada Type]

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Rebecca Egger

German type designer, b. 1985 Schwäbisch hall, who studied visual communication at HS Pforzheim, and at NSCAD University in Halifax, Canada. Codesigner with Lars Harmsen at Volcano Type of the sketched letter font B-Scratch One and B-Scratch Two (2009). Cypheral (2010, Volcano) is an LED style face. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Rebecca Griffith

Canadian designer of the modular semi-stencil futuristic typeface Aura (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Red Symbol Design Co

Vancouver, Canada-based designer of Kabella (2017), a free revival of Geschriebene Initialen zur Grotesk (late 1920s, Rudolf Koch for Gebr. Klingspor). Kabella was a student project by Justin Penner at Emily Carr University in Vancouver, Canada.

Designer in 2021 of Player Sans Mono (an open source pixel font), Armoire (an art deco sans), Rufous Grotesque, Ritualist, Megabold (a very bulky poster typeface family), Space Mode and Gargano.

At Typewknd 2021, he spoke about fonts for video games and stressed their importance in this 180 billion dollar industry.

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Remote Inc (or: StayPretty)
[Mark Herd]

Staypretty is a type collection that is part of the Toronto-based commercial type collective called Remote Inc, est. 2003 by Mark Herd. MyFonts link. With one exception, the typefaces are designed by Mark Herd (b. 1972, Toronto), include Tanya (far out experimental), Wellesley (a bouncy display face), Taraville (handprinting), Jean (rectangular lettering), StayPretty and Don Mills.

These fonts can be bought at MyFonts: SP Isis (minimalist font), SP Jean (a Bank Gothic exaggeration), SP Reka (more minimalism), SP Don Mills, SP Tanya (experimental), SP Taraville (2002; its dingbats are by Tara Rose Guild). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

[Rafael Ruiz]

Toronto-based designer of the artsy fat typeface Stencil (2009). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rendi Oktavio
[Born2paradise Studio]

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Rhiannon Bellmore

Torontonian creator of a beautiful and thought-provoking Marilyn Monroe typographic poster (2012), based on Mistral (1953): The red lips act as both an iconic representation of Monroe and her sensuality as well as denoting murder. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ricardo Fortes

Graphic designer, illustrator and video editor based in Toronto. In 2019, he drew the decorative alphabet Dragon Plate. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Richard Bethell's PostScript junk page

This site is devoted to the study of PostScript. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Richard Bethell's web page

A collection of PostScript resources. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Richard Isbell

Born in Kingsville, Canada, in 1924, to American parents, Richard Isbell moved to the States with his family when he was three years old, settling in Detroit, Michigan. Between 1936 and 1943 he took special art classes for gifted students at Detroit Institute of Arts. In 1943 he joined the US Marines. He served in Australia, and later the South Pacific. In 1945, upon discharge, he returned to Detroit and worked for General Motors in the graphic illustration department. He joined New Center Studios in 1947 as a lettering and design artist. Owned by Art Greenwald, an ex-lettering artist, New Center Studios was to be his home for nine years. In 1955, he saw the first use of his alphabets for Mercury and Pontiac cars. Together with a group from New Center Studios, he formed Art Group Studios in 1956. He spent four years there, designing for automotive clients. In 1960, he became graphic director at Headliners International, designing various Oldsmobile advertisements. He continued to design for the automotive industry, becoming a member of the General Motors design staff in 1965 and designing the Chevrolet signature. Between 1976 and 1988 he taught lettering and design at the Center for Creative Studies, as well as at the School of Art and Design, Detroit. Isbell died in 2009 in Detroit.

Isbell did typefaces for both ATF and ITC:

  • Americana (1967). A display typeface with huge x-height and short serifs, it was the last type cut in metal by the ATF in 1967. Digital versions of Americana include Freedom (Autologic), Flareserif 721 (Bitstream), American Classic (Compugraphic), AM (Itek), Colonial (Varityper), Almeria (Softmaker) and Amherst (Corel).
  • Together with Jerry Campbell, he designed ITC Isbell (1981). Now available at Bitstream [as Revival 821] and Elsner&Flake; see Iceberg on the SoftMaker MegaFont XXL CD, 2002, and Isabell at FontSite.

Linotype link. FontShop link. . [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Risa Kusumoto

Art director in Berlin who was born in Japan, and who graduated from the University of Toronto. Designer of the decorative all caps Brush Pen Font (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Riz Ali

Riz Ali is at Noetic Brands, a Toronto based branding agency. He designed the deconstructed sans typeface Corporate Glitch in 2018. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rob O'Donnell

Ottawa, Ontario-based designer of the angular slab serif typeface Benzoyl (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Robbie Fairley

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Robert Bringhurst

Author of The Elements of Typographic Style (1992), by many considered as the best book in typography ever written. Revisions were done in 1996, 2004, 2005 and 2008 [review, web, lecture]. Interview with Delve Withrington. He is also a prize-winning poet.

Other books by him include A Short History of the Printed Word (1999, with Warren Chappell).

Biography, from which I quote: Robert Bringhurst was born in Los Angeles in October 16, 1946 and spent his years growing up in the border provinces and states between Western Canada and the United States. He acquired a BA from Indiana University in 1973 and an MFA from the creative writing program at UBC in 1975, where he later taught. Bringhurst collaborated with West Coast artist Bill Reid on a book of Raven Myths, and Bringhurst later wrote a book about Reid's sculpture. Bringhurst is known not only as a poet but also in the fields of typography, linguistics, art history and Native studies. He received the Macmillan Prize for Poetry in 1975 and currently resides in Vancouver. He has some memorable type quotes, such as this one: By all means break the rules, and break them beautifully, deliberately, and well. That is one of the ends for which they exist.

Discussions of The Elements of Typographic Style: The typophiles [John Savard: Sounds like The Elements of Typographic Style is the masterwork it was acknowledged to be, but one that has to be taken with a grain of salt. It is a rich mine of information, but it does not set the bounds for all that can be done in typography], Sam Potts [ETS's position on typography after all isn't so different from saying the best movies were made in the 40s in Hollywood and so we, today, should be making black and white movies to uphold the tradition. Imagine a filmmaking manual that argued for this.], Mark Simonson, Maurce Meilleur.

In 2016, he published Palatino: The Natural History of a Typeface: This book provides a detailed and sumptuously illustrated history of the evolution of all members of the Palatino tribe: foundry Palatino, Linotype Palatino, Michelangelo, Sistina, Aldus, Heraklit, Phidias, American Palatino, Enge Aldus, Linofilm Palatino, Zapf Renaissance, PostScript Palatino, Palatino Nova, Aldus Nova, and Palatino Sans. It includes new specimens of the foundry and Linotype faces printed by hand directly from the metal, as well as hundreds of color illustrations documenting the artistry and care expended in creating these components of our typographic heritage.

He spoke at ATypI 2008 in St. Petersburg and at ATypI 2010 in Dublin. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Robert D. Glencross

Designer in Fredericton, New Brunswick, who is working on some typefaces. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Roberto Pena

Toronto-based designer of AJ Fosik Script (2016), a colored decorative caps typeface based on A.J. Fosik's work [AJ Fosik was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. In 2003, he received a BFA in Illustration from Parsons School of Design in New York City. He is currently based in Portland, Oregon]. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Robin Chan

FontStructor in Toronto. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Robin Johnston

Torontonian creator (b. 1991) of the handwriting font Robin's Handwriting (2009, Fontcapture). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Robot Johnny (was: Robotic Attack Fonts)
[Johnny Martz]

Original shareware fonts designed by Johnny Martz of Kitchener, Ontario. Font list: Baloney (1998--a pretty rough brush face), Big-Fish-Ensemble (great handprinting), BottledFart, Brushcut, CandySniper (nice!), Canker-Sore, Confusebox, FruityDrinkCarbonated, Girls are Weird (1997), Glue, Groopa-Seven, Horse, Johnny Font (his handwriting), Junior Stinky, Kathleenie Font, Maple Serum, Meet John Henry, Monkey Chunks, Science Project, Smegalomania, Stencilcase, True Stories, Turkey-Sandwich, Uggly-Monospaced. Planned fonts: Cheesequake, Chicken Salad, Chump, Dentally Challenged, Dorkus, Electrickery (great techno font!!!), Grapejuice, Hitchcock, Dear Scabby, Sidney (Disney font), Underbelly (kitchen tile font).

Dafont link. Klingspor link. Abstract Fonts link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Robyn Kacperski

Winnipeg, Manitoba-based designer of the display typeface El Pedorro (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rocco Pisani

Canadian designer of the hand-printed typefaces Retro Rocket (2014), Bubble Bath (2013), Ice Cream (2013) and of the fat finger font Rocco Handwriting (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rocky Chen

Rocky Chen (scarborough, Ontario) created the interesting modular typeface Venn in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Rocyl is from Vancouver, BC, b. 1993. She made RL Print (2009) and RunawayLies (2009) from her own handwriting. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rod Graves

Vancouver, Canada-based graphic design student, who created Archura (2004, a blackletter face: the name stands for Arched Textura). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rod McDonald

Born outside Pince Albert, Saskatchewan, Rod McDonald is perhaps the greatest Canadian type designer ever. First based in Toronto and later in Lake Echo, Nova Scotia, he designed the great Cartier Book family in 2000 based on the work of Carl Dair, who had started Cartier in the sixties, but died in 1968 with his Cartier unfinished. He won an award at the TDC2 2003 competition for his text family Laurentian---a typeface commissioned by Macleans magazine as part of a design project to refresh the 96-year-old publication. McDonald began as a lettering artist in the 1960s, and was a freelance type designer for most of his life, contributing custom creations to Mclean's Magazine, General Motors and Toronto Life magazine. He runs Smashing Type, and Rod McDonald Typographic Design, and he used to run Stylus Lettering&Typography Inc, 131 Bogert St, North York, ON. He was professor of typography at the Ontario College of Art, Toronto, ON, and also taught at NSCAD University in Halifax.

The Stylus fonts included Bodoni Open Condensed (Rod McDonald, 1993), Fanfare Recu (Louis Oppenheim, 1927, revival by Rod McDonald, 1993; reworked in 2012 by Canada Type as Louis; see also here), Goudy Globe Gothic (revival by Rod McDonald, 1993), Loyalist Condensed (Rod McDonald, 1993), Regency Gothic (Rod McDonald, 1992: in the movie credit genre). He designed ITC Handel Gothic at ITC. In 2004, he designed Smart Sans, a bold, compressed, sans serif design in three weights, suited for setting headlines and display copy) as a tribute to the late Sam Smart, a Canadian type designer (d. 1998) who helped establish the first Type Directors Club in Toronto.

In 2007, he became a Design Fellow for Monotype Imaging where he creates new and revived typefaces.

In 2006, he created Slate (an 18-style sans family) and in 2008, Egyptian Slate. Both typefaces were released by Monotype. Slate became quite popular and was used in the Blackberry. In 2011, Slate was reissued and given a second life, but now as Gibson, with the help of Patrick Griffin and Kevin King at Canada Type. The Gibson typeface family sells for less than one style of Monotype's Slate. For other digital brothers of Egyptian Slate, we refer to Rockwell, Stafford Serial (Softmaker), Rambault (Softmaker), Roctus (URW), Slate (Bitstream) and Geometric Slabserif 712 (Bitstream).

Rod McDonald created the 14-style Classic Grotesque (2011, Linotype) which is based on the older German grotesks, Ideal Grotesk and Venus (1907), and is related to the Monotype Grotesques, ca. 1926 that gave rise to Arial. In 2016, Monotype published the vastly expanded 54-style Classic Grotesque. Metronews Canada tells the story of Classic Grotesque. At a TDC meeting in New York, Patrick Griffin said: One thing he's not saying, because this guy doesn't like to toot his own horn: it's the biggest thing to ever be released by a Canadian. It's the largest and the longest, just in terms of how much time it took. It's the biggest thing to ever come out of Canada in terms of type design.

In 2013, Rod McDonald launched Goluska, named to honor the late Canadian typographer Glenn Goluska, whose letterpress collection was acquired by Gaspereau Press in 2012. Glenn Goluska admired Dwiggins's work, and so Goluska was influenced to some extent by Dwiggins's Caledonia. The Goluska typeface was finished in 2021 with production assistance of Patrick Griffin at Canada Type.

In 2021, he published Louis at Canada Type. Louis is a faithful digital rendition and expansion of a design called Fanfare, originally drawn by Louis Oppenheim in 1927. It was also expanded into three variations, including a soft-cornered style, and a rough woodcut one.

Author of A Glossary of Typographic Terms (2013).

Keynote speaker at ATypI 2017 Montreal. Youtube video of that talk entitled "Type Night In Canada".

FontShop link. Linotype link. Agfa-Monotype link. Klingspor link. View Rod McDonald's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Rod McDonald

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Romain Leclerc

Frenchman Romain Leclerc, who is now based in Vancouver, redesigned Roger Excoffon's Mistral (1953), replacing curved strokes by straight edges. The typeface is called Rafale (2013).

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Ron Baldesancho

Graphic and product designer in Vancouver, who made the quaint octagonal typeface Salvador (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ronald B. Ogawa
[UCAS font]

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Ronna Penner

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Rook Supply (was: Designer Toolbox, or: Rook Design Supply)
[Greg Nicholls]

Vancouver and/or Montreal, Canada-based designer of the brush script fonts Twin Oaks (2016), Wellaway (2016), Bold Vision (2016) and Mount Baker (2016, dry brush), the rough brush typefaces Outshine (2016), Postmark (2016) and Sunrise Waves (2016), Sunfast (2016), and the weathered stamp typeface Tofino (2016).

Typefaces from 2017: Pure Heart (dry brush, SVG), Freshly Squeezed (brush), Something Fresh (brush), Explorers (Palestone, Mystic, Blatchford), Westmount (geometric sans), Lakeshore (brush), Woodcrafter Sans, Bushfire (slab serif), Kicking Horse (weather wood emulation font), Treadstone (weathered octagonal typeface), Forever Young (heavy brush), Revelstoke (a vintage all caps sans family).

Typefaces from 2018: Parkson, Silva (an SVG dry brush script), Tremblay (an all caps weathered SVG font), Outback (an inky brush font), Always Thankful (SVG brush), Beforth (SVG brush), Timber Wolf (SVG brush), Stranger Times (SVG brush), Take Charge (watercolor SVG font), Hunters (SVG Opentype brush font), Lion and Hare (condensed grotesque), Sanhurst (block sans serif), Belmont, Almonte (Opentype SVG brush font).

Typefaces from 2019: Riverstone, Rexton (all caps sans), Total Rage (an SVG brush font), Born Strong (octagonal), South Island (dry brush), Outbacker (brush font), Port Blair (script).

Typefaces from 2020: Obscura (a weathered condensed titling sans). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Ross MacDonald

Canadian illustrator. Letterpress is one of his specialties. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ross Milne
[Working Format]

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Rowey Ching

Designer and illustrator in Toronto, who created the super-plump semi-futuristic typeface Martian (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rudi van Heerden

Designer and web developer in Kelowna, BC, who created a typographic poster entitled Alfred Hitchcock (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Russell McGorman
[Our House Graphics]

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R.V. Klein

Canadian software expert. Designer of the free monolinear monospaced orgaic sans (programming) typeface Binchotan Sharp (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ryan Molag

Graphic designer and photographer in Vancouver, Canada. Creator of the free thin modular typeface Chirk (2015) and the free all caps sans typeface Relancer (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ryan Stever

Graphic designer in Toronto. He created the monoline hairline sans typeface Verse Light (2010). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ryan Teixeira

Torontonian designer who is working on this octagonal font (2006). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ryan Toyota

Canadian designer who made the ultra-condensed poster / signage typeface Implodium Ultra Compressed (2015). Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

S. Zhou

Richmond, BC-based designer of the display typeface Distension (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Saamia Meghji

Toronto-based designer of the display typeface Mosquito (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Saarah Saghir

Graduate of YSDN (York University/Sheridan College) who is based in Toronto. In 2015, she published the Perso-Arabic typeface Zariyah. In 2017, she designed Endangered Animal Alphabet. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sabina Kuljanova

Toronto-based designer of the floral typeface Flores (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sabrina Ng

Graphic designer in Ottawa, Ontario, who created the slimy drip typeface Black Lagoon (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Saje Damen

Calgary, Alberta-based designer of the geometric solid (and also deco) typeface Effy (2017). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sally Fung

Toronto-based designer of the experimental ornamental typeface Delineated (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sam Derrick

Saskatchewan, Canada-based creator of the pixel fonts SD Auto Pilot (2008) and SD LED Screen (2008). FontStruct was used in the process. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sam Sferrazza

Toronto-based designer of the display typeface House of Gatsby (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sam Sirlin's Tibet Page

Sam Sirlin is the author of textib, a Tibetan package for TEX. He also converted Don Stilwell's Gaka font into a metafont. He created gtib, another Tibetan font. On this page, you'll also find Leonardo Gribaudo's BOD, another Tibetan font. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sam Smart

Canadian type designer (d. 1998) who helped establish the first Type Directors Club in Toronto. As a tribute, Rod McDonald designed Smart Sans (2004, Agfa Monotype, a bold, compressed, sans serif design in three weights, suited for setting headlines and display copy). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sam Stoat

During his studies in Toronto, Sam Stoat designed the negatively tilted typeface Rockfield (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sam Talbot

Designer and activist in Vancouver, BC, who created the pixelish typeface Bitsy in 2016. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sam Vickars

During his studies at the School of Architecture, University of waterloo, Canada, Sam Vickars (based in Toronto and London, UK) designed the 3d display typefaces Nostalgia and Vaudeville 3D (2013). In 2014, he created Bearings Sans (free download).

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Samantha Clusiau-Lawlor

Graphic designer in Ottawa who created the experimental art nouveau typeface Mucha Typewriter (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Samantha Pereira

Samatha Pereira (Toronto) designed Ink Typeface (2013) and Groque (2013, a squarish typeface). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Samantha Sequeira

During her studies at the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto, Samantha Sequeira designed the experimental pointillist typeface Density (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Samuel Glen Hughes
[Boulevard Lab]

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Sandy Cerovich
[JMA Marketing Group]

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Santiago (Jim) Salazar

Vancouver-based designer of the Jotting family (handprinting, 1993), Notimeleft (commercial), Comping (commercial), and Bubbalump (free, 1998). Salazar is into corporate branding and logos.

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Sara Case

Ottawa, Canada-based designer of the handcrafted typeface Looper (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sara Esnaashari

Canadian creator of the fashion mag typeface Bravura (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sara Soskolne

Toronto, Canada-born type designer best known for her work at Hoefler&Frere-Jones type foundry (where she is a senior designer) on such typefaces as Gotham. Ex-student at the University of Reading (MA, 2003) who designed Motet (2003), a text family including a sans and an italic. In 2005, she joined Hoefler&Frere-Jones in their typeface development department. Since joining Hoefler & Co. she has contributed to the design of a wide range of both bespoke and retail typefaces---the latter including Verlag, Chronicle, Sentinel, Gotham, Tungsten, Ringside and Quarto---and has taught typeface design at the Yale School of Art, New York's School of Visual Arts, and together with Sumner Stone was a founding instructor of The Cooper Union's Type at Cooper Condensed Program.

She is working on a superfamily, and has written an in-depth study of the evolution of the sans serif lowercase in the types of the nineteenth century. She has taught type design at Yale School of Art, the Book Arts Institute at Wells College, and New York's School of Visual Arts and the Cooper Type Certificate Program.

Her typefaces:

  • Gotham (with Hoefler&Frere-Jones), 2001
  • Verlag (with Hoefler&Frere-Jones),1996
  • Chronicle (with Hoefler&Frere-Jones), 2002
  • Sentinel (with Hoefler&Frere-Jones), 2002
  • Tungsten (with Hoefler&Frere-Jones)
  • Rngside (2017, at Hoefler&Frere-Jones)

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Sarah Casselman

Designer in Ontario who created the custom typeface Monster Children in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sarah Dempsey

Sudbury, Ontario-based designer of Sardines Bold Condensed (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sarah Dowling

Graphic and web designer in Ottawa, Ontario, who created the vintage serif typeface verbiseam in 2016. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sarah Ellis

During her studies in Toronto, Sarah Ellis designed a wonderful striped geometric alphabet (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sarah Munsie

Toronto-based sudent-designer of a decorative typeface in 2016. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sarah Trafford

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[Sarah Trafford]

Toronto, Ontario-based designer of Witch Baby Font (2016), Memphis Park (2017, a creamy brush script), and Birds of Paradise (2017, brush script). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sasha Oshchepkova

Graphic designer in Toronto who made the script typeface Solige (2013). This typeface was created during her studies at OCAD. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Satinder Dhillon

Abbotsford, BC-based designer of the bilined typeface Delicious (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sayeda Akbary

During her graphic design studies in Toronto, Sayeda Akbary designed a modular typeface (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Science Technology Centre Font Page
[Douglas Wong]

Free TrueType chess font ChessDW. And CU-SYMBOL is another dingbat font with Canadian symbols, chess figurines, icons and Carleton University symbols. All developed by Douglas Wong. Alternate site. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Scooter Graphics (Fonts by Marty Pfeiffer)
[Martin P. Pfeiffer]

Public domain fonts designed by Marty Pfeiffer (Vancouver) include some gorgeous fonts such as the experimental font Simga or Moris Script. The full list includes Epsy Serif, Epps Evans, Nu Sans, Epsy Sans-Tight, Midnight, Pfeiffer Tall, Jubal Sans, Virtue (based on Apple's Chicago and Charcoal fonts), Especial Kay, Marty Bold, Moris Script, Nu Casual, Calypso Boy (1996, after Excoffon's Calypso, 1958), Electrode, Freak, Ground Slither, Scooter Boy, Simga, Nu Sans Monospaced, Lower, Nu Serif. Also commercial fonts such as the cash-register lookalike font Receipt 1.0.

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Scott Beaty

Scott Beaty is a Toronto-based writer and graphic designer. Creator of Wolfkitten Grotesk (2013), which was inspired by the roughhewn letterforms found on constructivist poster art of the early 20th century.. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Scott Byrne

Scott Byrne Design is located in Prince Edward Island, Canada. He sells these typefaces: Badger (2015), Chatter Hat (2015, vintage poster typeface).

Earlier, over at FontStruct under the alias Zarvon, he made the octagonal typefaces Raven Sans, Raven Bold and Raven Slab, the slab typeface Berthald (inspired by Berthold City), the pixel typeface Sciptal Pixel, the squarish typeface Quizzical Pitch (2011), the constructivist Ascention (+Pixel), Neoletter (2011, tattoo face), and the round squarish typeface The Great Mutato, all done in 2011.

Dafont link. FontStruct link. Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Scott Dieznyik
[Kejak Fonts (was: Cheops)]

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[Joe Clark]

Joe Clark (Toronto) is developing special fonts for captioning and subtitling for TV and film. Joe's motto is Watching TV is bad enough. Reading TV shouldn't be worse. Two interesting sub-pages: Here he explains the difference between captioning and subtitling. Captions are basically for the deaf, and are manually turned on. They not only describe what is said or heard but also mention or show things about the intonation, style, language, or nature of the voices or sounds. Subtitling is mostly used to translate. It is generally automatically turned on, and shown at the bottom of the screen. On this page, Joe lists the main issues with captioning and subtitling and lists the many problems with popular subtitling typefaces such as Bitstream's Tiresias or Monotype's Arial. Speaker at ATypI 2007 in Brighton. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sean Arnett
[Sean Arnett Type Foundry (was: corduroy)]

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Sean Arnett Type Foundry (was: corduroy)
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Sean Coady
[Vintage Type Co]

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