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[Cartoon by Terry Mosher, aka Aislin]

Luc Devroye
McGill University
Montreal, Canada
lucdevroye@gmail.com
http://luc.devroye.org
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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 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. [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, 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 faces 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]  ⦿

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]  ⦿

Abdulah Besirevic

Graphic designer in Red Deer. Alberta, who created the vintage typeface Mount Pleasant in 2013. [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 face Fontaine (2011) and the grotesque black caps face TTC (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Adrian Michael Kleinbergen

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

Aghor

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

Aimelle

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, active from 1950-1985, who made the script face Balladeer (Headliners, 1975). Revived by Fontshop as Ballantines Script, 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. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alan J. Thatcher

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

Alanna Munro

During her final year in the communication design program at Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver, Alanna Munro created the dot matrix typeface Pig (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aleksey Lisovsky

Ottawa-based student who is working on the curly display face Waterworld (2006) and the serifed display face Eskela (2006). [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 Chumak
[Abstract Fonts]

[More]  ⦿

Alex Klages

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

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]  ⦿

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

A few original designs by Canadian graphic designer Allen Zuk include 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. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Allo? Police?

Big font archive. Five new fonts each week. [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 face 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 face 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 face Fabrica (2011, Practice Foundry). He wanted to make Fabrica into the most legible typeface for mobile screens.

His Rytm face (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]  ⦿

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]  ⦿

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 design 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]  ⦿

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]  ⦿

André Design (or: AAID)
[Andrew Farrell]

AAID stands for Andre & Associates Interpretation & Design. Typefoundry 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] [More]  ⦿

Andrew Cooper

During his studies in Toronto, Andrew Cooper created the Robotech typeface (2013). [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)]

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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]

[More]  ⦿

Andrew Park

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

Andrew Scherle

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

Andy Chung

Graphic designer in Vancouver and/or San Francisco. He created the free font Neighborhood Type (2009). [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]  ⦿

Anna J. Pateras

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

Antony De Meester

Canadian designer of the artsy avant garde caps display face 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]  ⦿

Apostrophe
[Apostrophic Instances]

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Apostrophic Instances
[Apostrophe]

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. 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).
  • 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 face 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 faces 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]  ⦿

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]  ⦿

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]  ⦿

Aurabesh

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

Barbara Klunder

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

FontShop link. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [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 face used in one of the very first books printed in the Philippines, the Doctrina Christiana of 1593), Bisaya Hervas (based on a type face 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]  ⦿

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]  ⦿

Beau Williamson

Canadian creator of the monospaced negatively tilted futuristic face Lights Out Noir (2008). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Behdad Esfahbod

Behdad Esfahbod was born and grew up in Iran. 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 at the University of Toronto, became a regular contributor to GNOME and many other open source projects, worked at Red Hat, Google, and generally became the go-to person regarding everything font and text rendering in open source projects. 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. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Belma Kapetanovic

Graphic designer and artist in Toronto. Creator of the free display face 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

Canadian designer of the free modular typeface Chicago by Benj Funk (2014). Dafont link. [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]  ⦿

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). Behance 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 face Soft2911 (2011).

In 2012, he created a geometric sans based on Futura for Chun+Ivan Design, called Anchor2. Pontus is a free geometric sans face 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]  ⦿

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]  ⦿

BLKBK
[Derek Campbell]

Canadian graphic design company, est. 2013. Derek Campbell and Justin Graefer designed these hand-set typefaces in EPS format in 2014: Dead Stock, Mily Waves, Word Life, Drop Dead (dripping blood font), Space Jam, Midnight Disco, High Times, Bad Bones, Cru Jones, Age Old (vintage shadowed letters), All Caps and Good Times.

Creative Market link. [Google] [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]  ⦿

Bob McGrath

Canadian designer of Seagull (at Ingrama, 1978; with Adrian Williams---now available at Bitstream), Springfield (1973; see Simpson at Softamker), 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]  ⦿

BoDeHai

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]  ⦿

Boris Mahovac
[Alphabet Design]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Branimir Zlamalik

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

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. [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]  ⦿

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]  ⦿

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 face 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]  ⦿

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 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]  ⦿

Cake

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

Calum Smith

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

Cam Russ

Canadian designer (b. 1981) of the pixel faces 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 faces can be bought through YouWorkForThem and MyFonts: 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 face 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 face that revives the Harem/Margit face by Phil Martin, 1969), Guillotine (2007), Mayfair (2006, a calligraphic face 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 face Konzept), Puma (2004, brush face based on Herbert Thannhaeuser's 1954 Kurier), Big Brush (brush), Diva (connected script), Odette (high ascender display face after the Morris Benton 1918 American classic, Announcement Roman), Crucifix (2004, a severe octagonal face), Fore (2004, a bullethole face), Formula, Gamer (2004), Formula (2004), Kofi, Platoon (2004, a stencil face), Verso (2004), Secret Scrypt (2004, a handwriting face), Bluebeard (2004, blackletter by Patrick Griffin), Bolero (2004), Janice (2004, psychedelic), Jimi (2004, also psychedelic), Scroll (2004), Dominique (2004, upright script), Moxie (2004, a fat display family which includes a stencil), StockA (2004), StockB (2004, a fat stencil face), Stalker (2004, a destructionist face), Scroll (2004), Jonah (2005, a hippie face 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 face 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 face 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 face Eight Ball; this was extended again in 2006 in her art nouveau typeface Huckleberry, which is a revival of the 1973 face of Gustav Jaeger called Mark Twain), Pendulum (2005, a fantastic flowing script based on Nebiolo's Americana, 1945), Jojo (2005, with B. 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 face based on J.J. Sierke's 1964 face Privat), Rhino (revival of Mobil, a 1960 face 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 face 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), Evolver (2006, a 4-style futuristic family), Ambassador Script (2007, an Alaccari-Griffin revival of the angle-reduced calligraphic script Juliet by Nebiolo, 1955).

In 2005, Philip Bouwsma joined Canada Type, and designed a great calligraphic blackletter-inspired family, Torquemada. He designed many other typefaces for Canada Type in subsequent years.

VIP (2007, Rebeca Alaccari) is a humanist sans serif uppercase (and figures) combined with a freshly redrawn revival of the classic VGC Constanze initials originally designed by Harry Brodjian in 1970, and even further back, the Constanze Initials by Joachim Romann (1954-1956, Stempel). Chopper (2007, by Rebecca Alaccari) is a revival of Venture (a 1972 face 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 face Latus (Willy Wirtz, 1971). Sympathique (2008, Alaccari) is an ultra-thin and ultra-tall face in the mold of Bernhard Fashion and other era poster or film faces (they say that it is rooted in the film faces 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 bth codesigned with Patrick Griffin.

Catalog of its typefaces.

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

Canadian Typography

Fontshop's page on Canadian type designers. [Google] [More]  ⦿

CanDoo Creative Concepts

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

Captain Falcon

Canadian designer of the squarish face 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 designer and designer (b. Welland, Ontario, 1912, d. 1968). His typefaces:

  • Raleigh, published by Bitstream (1977), codesigned with Robert Norton, David Anderson, and Adrian Williams.
  • The garalde face Cartier (1967, VGC), designed as a gift to Canada on the occasion of its centennial. Cartier was unfinished when he died. Rod McDonald finished it, to become a working typeface family in 2000.

Author of Design with Type (1952, revised and expanded in 1967). John Berry discusses Dair's seven different kinds of contrast, size, weight, form, structure, texture, color and direction.

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

Carol Hung

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

Cecilia Cotton

Canadian designer who used Fontifier to create a handwriting face, Cecilia (2004). [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 Diesel
[Chank Store]

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Chank Store
[Chank Diesel]

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 creations include Destructive Decisions (2013, a foggy font), Soccerboy (2012, a hand-drawn multiline typeface), Spooooky (2011, a custom typeface design for the 2011 Target Halloween campaign), Professor Minty (2006-2010: spindly and gothic), HUGS (2005, comic book style), Porkshop (2011), Venis (2011), Yearling (2011), Amy Lynn Brown (2008, based upon the handwriting of the former Miss Kentucky), Ollivette and Ollivette Elite (2008, old typewriter face), Chrysler Electric (2007, fifties style connected script), Mars (2007, a custom family for Mars Inc), Quimby Gubernatorial (2007), Shrub (2007, grunge), the BlincType Letterpress Fontpak (2007: Sodom, Prospect Modern, Player Piano, Hamilton Offset, Goshen, Gomorrah, Golgotha, Gideon), King George (2003, ransom note), 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), Dry Cowboy (2006), Nomadic Egyptian (2005), Nomadic Sketchbook (2005, like Nomadic Egyptian, based on drawings by Kent Aldrich of the Nomadic Press), Newcastle (2005, blackletter face designed with Kevin Hayes), Player Piano (2005), Trucker (2005), Liquor 3D (2005), Chankbat Flowers (2005), Adrianna Extended (2005), Frisky Flakes (2005), Santa Script (2004), Chaloops (2004), Brubeck's Cube (2004), Carima (2002), Lambrettista (50s), Javatronic (retro font), Lemonade Speedster (more retro), Quimby Mayoral (2002), and others.

All his creations (50 fonts) can be purchased in Dentalpak (299 USD). Individual fonts at his store for 30 to 100USD. He also has a bunch of free fonts such as Yellabelly (handwriting), Fridley, Airboy, SundayLuck, Shadowboxer, Portastat, Fridayluck, Twenty Six Snake Rumba, and Blinkers. Plus 11 handwriting fonts (Penpal font pack) for 99 USD (this package has in my view only one really nice font, the dingbats Mikrokoszmo).

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.

He also distributes fonts by others such as: AYERS by Mike Cina, BOOCHIE by Jamie Nazaroff, CURBDOG by Matthew Desmond, DUESENBERG by Jamie Nazaroff, GRAPEFROOT by Jeff Johnson, INSTRUCTOR by Roger Lootine, JUTE by Mike Cina, LUNAR MOD by Matthew Desmond, NAILS by David Prout, NUCLEAR STANDARD by Jamie Nazaroff, OBSESSED by Jamie Nazaroff, POSTER by Mike Cina, PLATFORMS by Joe Kral, PROSPECT MODERN by Bill Moran&Jon Poor, SNOOCHIE by Khai Pham&Chank Diesel, ULTRAMAGNETIC by Mike Cina, ULTRAMAGNETIC-BIG-HVY by Mike Cina. Chank claims that Misterfrisky is his most popular design. Other goodies: Crusti Wacky (1996), Sister Frisky, Liquorstore, Liquorstore Jazz, Orbital, Shakopee, Snipple, Katwalk (2004).

Dafont link. Behance link.

View Chank Diesel's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

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]  ⦿

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]  ⦿

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) and of Girly (2012, hand-printed).

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cherith Walsh

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

Cherry J.S. Chao

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

Chessman

Zurich Jaxboard font comes with Chessman. Free on Jack Woodbury's page. [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]  ⦿

Chris Bokitch

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

Chris Cavaghan

Canadian designer of the hand-printed face 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]

[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 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]

[More]  ⦿

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]  ⦿

Chung-Yi Leung

Toronto-vbased 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]

[MyFonts] [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]  ⦿

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. He created the experimental typeface Gundam (2010), which is based on scrap plastic pieces that came from a gundam model. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Colin Poon

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

Computational Mathematics Laboratory

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

Connor Fitzgerald

Connor Fitzgerald (New York City) created the hand-printed poster face 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

Includes hundreds of fonts with their graphics packages. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Corereactive

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]  ⦿

Cory Switzman

Graphic design student at the Ontario College of Art and Design University in Toronto. He created the art deco multiline face 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 company. Deisgner(s) of the hand-drawn typefaces 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]  ⦿

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. She published the hand-printed poster faces 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: 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).

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

Curtis Patterson

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

Dan Steinbok
[Out of Step Font Company]

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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]  ⦿

Daniel Agostino

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

Daniel Johnson

Designer at the Open Font Library of Triad Postnaya (2013, an old Church Slavonic face and its Latin simulation twin), Stanislav Caps (2013), Pacaya (2013, a medium-weight sans), Jura (2011, in the style of Eurostile), Didact Gothic (2010, a simple and readable sans i in the form most often used in elementary classrooms), Judson (2010, designed for African literacy), Megrim (2010, a monoline drawing table sans), Aguardiente (2010, heavy sans), Deka (2010, a monospace font designed for very small display sizes), Rahel (2009, Hebrew), Sacco-Vanzetti (2009, sans), Travelogue (2008), Grana Padano (2010), Pfennig (2010, an extensive humanist sans family) and Jura (2009, sans family with support for Burmese, Cyrillic and Greek).

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.

Triod Postnaja (2010) 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.

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)

Klingspor link. Fontspace link. Dafont link. Kernest link. Fontsquirrel 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]

[More]  ⦿

Darren M. Boudreau
[Inception 8]

[More]  ⦿

Darren Rigby
[Objets Dart]

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Dave Aquino

Designer of the art deco multiline face 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 reminiscent of 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

Canadian co-designer of Raleigh (Ingrama, 1977) with Robert Norton, Carl Dair, Adrian Williams. Sold by Bitstream. 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 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.

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 face 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 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.

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 face 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-nbased graphic and web designer. Behance lnk.

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 faces 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
[Traumae]

[More]  ⦿

David Vereschagin
[Quadrat Communications]

[MyFonts] [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) and Smile (1995). [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, 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 face Freshwater Classic (2011), Candle 3D (2011, +Black), and Topsquare (2011). He created the oriental simulation face Stick Rice (2011) and the display face Melted (2011).

In 2012, he created the shadow face 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 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). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Derek Campbell
[BLKBK]

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Derek Guo

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

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

design33k

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

Devman

Canadian designer of the techno face Jeed (2006). [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 desgn 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]  ⦿

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]

[More]  ⦿

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]  ⦿

E. Victor-C
[EVCCo]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Eccentrica
[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]  ⦿

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.

Klingspor link. [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 X
[Fairytaled]

[More]  ⦿

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]  ⦿

Emily Johnston

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

Emily Prochnau

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

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]  ⦿

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 Clarkson

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

EVCCo
[E. Victor-C]

EVCCo is the foundry of Canadian type designer E Victor-C. He created West Warp (2010), Evcial (2000, monoline geometric avant garde sans) and Chapeau (2010, experimental). [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]  ⦿

Fairytaled
[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]  ⦿

Faith
[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]  ⦿

Fatfonts
[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 codesigned Miguta with Miguel Nacenta. Finally, Richard Wheeler himself created the LED face 7Segments. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Finlay Paterson

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

Fiona McDougall

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

FixTape

Canadian creator of the free grunge font Dirty Joe (2008) and the free hand-printed outline face 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]  ⦿

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]  ⦿

fontasm

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 faces), 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]  ⦿

fonts.themes.org

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]  ⦿

Font-TTF-0.34

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]  ⦿

Franklin Veiga

Vancouver-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. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fredrick M. Nader
[Apostrophic Laboratory]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Fredrick Nader

Canadian designer of the didone face 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

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:

  • The formal script face Vivaldi (1966, VGC). This was later published by Letraset (1970). Other digital versions exist as well, including ones at ITC, Linotype, Elsner&Flake, Mecanorma, Agfa Monotype and URW. Vivaldi's designer is often incorrectly stated as Fritz Peters (such as by Phil's Fonts, Bowfin, Fontshop Austria, URW or Paratype). Cyrillic versions of Vivaldi exist. A free Cyrillic version is VivaldiD CL, by a certain "Paul".
  • The ornamental Magnificat typeface (which was partially cut by Philip Kelly). Magnificat was digitized by Flanker (2011) and Studio Di Lena.

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]  ⦿

Gates Godin

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

GautFonts
[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. [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 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]  ⦿

gglyph

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]  ⦿

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 faces 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]  ⦿

Gordon Montgomery

Edmonton, Alberta-based graphic designer who created the display typeface Gothic Gothamn 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]  ⦿

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
[Splorp.com]

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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 designe of Block Shadow (2014). Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Greg Kolodziejzyk
[Image Club Graphics]

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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]  ⦿

Greyscale Type
[Jason Vandenberg]

Jason Vandenberg (Greyscale Type, 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 codesigned by Jason Vandenberg, Jérémie Hornus and Alisa Nowak. At the end of 2013, Jason Vandenberg and Jérémie Hornus codesigned the groovy poster typeface Jack FY.

In 2014, Adrien Midzic, Jason Vandenberg, Jérémie Hornus, Julien Priez and Alisa Nowak codesigned 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.

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

Hannah Jor

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

Hans Thiessen
[Komboh]

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Hapax

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

Harjeet Gill

Graphic designer in Vancouver. Creator of a poster face 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]  ⦿

Heather Kidd

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

H.J. Smylski

Graphic designer in Alberta, who created the script face OwlskiMHenry (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

How to create a character in a TrueType font

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

Howard M. Berlin
[laxj]

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Humber College of Applied Arts and Technology

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

Hustle Supply Co
[Jeremy Vessey]

Jeremy Vessey (Hustle Supply Co, Charlottetown, Canada) created these commercial typefaces in 2014: Parlour 9a grungy vntage typeface), Native (quaint style), Instapress (letterpress emulation). Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ian Brignell
[Ian Brignell Lettering Design]

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Ian Brignell Lettering Design
[Ian Brignell]

Toronto-based logo specialist. He designed Bell Slim [image] 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. In any case, he does exclusively custom type design---no retail. Discussion of his work by Villatype. Old URL. Bell Slim link. [Google] [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 face 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 marker 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.

View the Image Club Graphics typeface library. [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. [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]  ⦿

INVDR
[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

Toronto-based designer of the free naughty script typeface Sansual (2013). 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]  ⦿

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). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Iwona Faferek

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

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

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 Jansen

Canadian, b. 1991. He created the pixel face 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
[Zang-O-Fonts]

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Jan Koehler
[Deniart Systems]

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Janet Cordahi
[Eccentrica]

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Janice Law

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

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

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
[Greyscale Type]

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Jay

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

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]  ⦿

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). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jeremy Leung

Illustrator in Toronto, who created Sleight Script (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jeremy Pudlowski

Designer 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).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jeremy Vessey
[Hustle Supply Co]

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Jesse Wilson
[Caffeen Fonts (was: Chlorine)]

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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
[GautFonts]

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Jillian Lim

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

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

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 faces like Juliana Oldstyle (1984), Nephi Mediaeval (1986), Kaatskill (a 1929 face 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 faces based on faces 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 18pt, 1981
  • Nephi Mediaeval 18pt, 1983
  • Fellowship 24pt, 1984
  • 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.

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 Fosters time. Cadmus keeps the proportions of Pericles but is overall less quirky than the Foster design.
  • 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 face 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 face 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 faces, such as the "Subiaco" type of the late 1400s that was also inspirational to Frederick Goudy for his "Franciscan", "Aries" and "Goudy Thirty" type faces. Loxley displays some of Jim's particular left handed calligraphy and is in a similar style to his "Fellowship" and "Alexander Quill" faces, 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 face 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 faces, 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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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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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
[Screenfont.ca]

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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 face 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 face 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]  ⦿

Joette

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 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. As Ren&eacite; Ponot quote: The Editions 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. That Perrin OT, after discussion with Hrant Papazian, morphed into and was renamed Marquet (2005), a delicate text family. 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
[INVDR]

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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 face 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]  ⦿

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 face 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 face Wirey (2010). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

J.P. Brown

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

JSN Jay
[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 face Phont Van Ulden (2008). [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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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 in Toronto, Kadi Koroma created Requiem (2013), a display typeface based on didone elements. Serendipity (2014) is a free caps-only teardrop typeface. [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]  ⦿

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]  ⦿

Kaizer42

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

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]  ⦿

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 face Architecture Type (2012). [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]  ⦿

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. [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 face Fica (2011). [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).

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Kaytee Davis

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

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KC Fonts
[Kevin Christopher]

Canadian creator (b. Regina, SK) of the free faces 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 face 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), Type Xero (texture 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 face in the style of Veneer).

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

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Keenan

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 Byffy 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 face 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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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 face Quillbee (2013). [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]  ⦿

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. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kevin Allan King

Kevin Allan King is from Toronto. 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 face 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 humanistic trait. Images of Ratio Modern: i, ii, ii, iv, v, vi, vii.

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 face 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 face with obvious roots in the oldstyle of the Italian renaissance, its contrast reveals a clear underlying modern influence. i, ii, iii, iv, v, vi, vii.

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), 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.

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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 Theophile
[Open source fonts]

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Kevin VanHeighten

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

Keya Vadgama

Freelance designer in Pickering, Ontaro. Creator of the child-friendly Gujarati font Ojara Sans (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kim Ho

Canadian designer of the experimental face 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. Creator of the gorgeous fat rounded display faces Sniglet (2008; see also here) and Teaspoon (2007, published at Canada Type in 2008, shown on the right), Mahalo, Ass Cape (2008), TBFM Billboard (2008: letters cpmposed of veggies), Soft&Bouncy (2008, rounded sans), Renard (2008), Antarctica, Metaphor, Patagonia (2007, rounded sans), Belshaw Donut Robot (2007, sans), Soft Serve (2008, comic book or ice cream cone ad typeface designed by Haley Fiege and James Arboghast at Sentinel Type), Patagaonia (2009, a free softly rounded sans), and Metaphor (2007, a reverse italic). MyFonts sells Advice Dog, Rolo Contreras (2010, a high-contrast script face), Soft Serve, Teaspoon, Parakeet (2010, a connected script that could also pass for a signage face), League Script (2010, free connected script). 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. Dafont link. Photos of her designs at Flickr. Behance link. Fontspace link. Fontsy link. Web Font Directory link. Klingspor link. 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]  ⦿

Komboh
[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]  ⦿

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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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).

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Kristina R

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

Krystal Empire
[Kyrox Arashi]

Canadian youngster (b. 1992) who is working on the pixel face 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]  ⦿

Laizer42

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

Language Geek
[Christopher Harvey]

Chris Harvey's site on native languages in North America (for now, mainly Canada). He includes several free Unicode-compliant creations (Aboriginal Sans Unicode, Aboriginal Serif Unicode). The following are 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. 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.
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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 face 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 faces 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) includes this:

  • LTC Archive Ornaments (2014, Richard Kegler and Miranda Roth).
  • Artscript (2 style+OT).
  • Bodoni 26 (1 style).
  • Bodoni Bold (4 styles).
  • LTC Bodoni 175 (by Sol Hess; with help in 2006 by Paul Hunt. This is supposed to be a Bodoni revival true to the original.).
  • LTC Broadway (by Sol Hess).
  • Californian (8 styles + OT).
  • Caslon (12 styles+OT).
  • Christmas (5 styles).
  • Cloister in 11 styles, including LTC Cloister Light Swash, LTC Cloister Bold, LTC Cloister Light, LTC Cloister Oldstyle, and LTC Cloister Swash.
  • Deepdene (9 styles).
  • LTC Creepy Ornaments (2006).
  • Deepdene Bold (2 styles).
  • Figures (1 style).
  • Flash (1 style).
  • Fleurons Granjon (1 style).
  • Fleurons Garamont (1 style).
  • Fleurons Rogers (1 styles).
  • Forum Titling (1 style).
  • LTC Fournier le Jeune, a decorative all caps combines the font designed by Simon Fournier for the Peignot Foundry in 1768 with a more elaborate "Vogue Initials" caps offered by ATF in the 1920s.
  • Garamont (12 styles).
  • Globe Gothic (3 styles).
  • LTC Glamour was originally released by Lanston Monotype in 1948. It is based on Corvinus, designed by Imre Reiner. P22 designer Colin Kahn has added some unusual variants.
  • LTC Goudy Extras (50 ornaments).
  • Goudy Handtooled (2 styles).
  • Goudy Heavyface (2 styles + OT).
  • Goudy Initials (1 style).
  • Goudy Oldstyle Family (7 styles + OT).
  • Goudy Sans: Goudy Sans Bold was originally designed by Fredric Goudy in 1922 as a less formal "gothic" and finished in 1929. The light was designed in 1930 and the Light Italic in 1931. Colin Kahn digitized them in 2006 to make a 6-style Goudy Sans family at P22/Lanston, which includes a Goudy Sans Hairline.
  • Goudy Text (2 styles+OT).
  • Goudy Thirty (2 styles).
  • Hadriano (1 style).
  • Halloween Ornaments (1 style).
  • Hess Monoblack (1 style).
  • LTC Italian Old Style (2007, by Paul Hunt, after Goudy Italian Oldstyle, 1924). Remastered in 2011 by Paul Grieshaber as LTC Italian Old Style Pro: LTC Italian Old Style is not to be confused with the English Monotype font also called "Italian Old Style", which is an earlier design from 1911 based on William Morris's Golden Type that is based on Nicholas Jenson's Roman face. Goudy went back to Jenson's original Roman and other Renaissance Roman faces for his inspiration and the result is what many consider to be the best Renaissance face adapted for modern use. Bruce Rogers was one of the biggest admirers of Italian Old Style and designed the original specimen book for Italian Old Style in 1924 using his trademark ornament arrangement. These ornaments are now contained in the pro versions of the Roman styles- Regular Pro and Light Pro.
  • Jacobean Initials (8 styles).
  • Jefferson Gothic (1 style).
  • LTC Jenson Oldstyle was designed by J. W. Phinney of the Dickinson Type Foundry in 1893 and is based on Morris's Golden Typeface. This remastered set features a true italic based on the 1893 ATF italic version as well as a newly digitized Jenson Regular (P22) and Jenson Heavyface (P22) based on Phinney's design of 1899.
  • Kaatskill (the Italic was completed by Jim Rimmer).
  • Kennerley (9 styles+OT).
  • Metropolitan (4 styles+OT).
  • LTC Law Italic.
  • Nicolas Cochin (2 styles+OT).
  • LTC Obelysk Grotesk, a reconsrtruction of Sol Hess's Spire (1937) (digital versions first by Gerald Giampa and then bu Colin Kahn).
  • Octic Gothic (2 styles).
  • Ornaments 1 (1 style).
  • Ornaments 2 (1 style+OT).
  • Ornaments 3 (1 style).
  • Ornaments Animalia (1 style).
  • LTC Ornamental Initials. These are floriated caps.
  • Pabst (1 style), Pabst Italic.
  • Powell (2 styles).
  • Remington Typewriter (2 styles+OT).
  • Spire (1 style).
  • LTC Squareface (Sol Hess).
  • Swing Bold (1 style).
  • Twentieth Century (2 styles+OT).
  • LTC Tourist Gothic (Sol Hess).
  • Village #2 (4 styles + OT).
  • Vine Leaves (1 style).
  • Water Garden Ornaments (11 styles).

Fonts can be purchased from MyFonts where all fonts have the prefix LTC. Obituary of Giampa and links to obituaries.

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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.

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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, 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), Airmole (2000), Airmole Antique (2000), Ethnocentric, Biting My Nails, Biting Outline, Dyspepsia, Vanilla Whale, Libel Suit, Effloresce, BeatMyGuest, 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, Vibrocentric, Rafika (stencil font), Berylium, Pakenham, Steelfish (see here), 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. [Google] [MyFonts] [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 face Dark Deco (2009).

Alternate URL. Behance link. Older Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Laura Schutte

Toronto-based designer of a bitmap font (2012). [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]  ⦿

laxj
[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]  ⦿

Lean Berrybellebee

Canadian designer of the hand-printed faces Georgina's Hand and Celine's Hand (2011).

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lee Wai Kei
[wkklee]

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Leena Salem

Graphic designer in Toronto.

Dafont link. Creator of the techno / futuristic face 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
[Typsettra]

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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 (at Scangraphic), Caslon EF (Elsner&Flake).
  • 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).
  • 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 faces.
  • Several of his faces were published/revived by Red Rooster Typefoundry, 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]  ⦿

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 faces), 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 face 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 face 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). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Liam James Dyer

Creator of the handwriting face 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 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]  ⦿

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]  ⦿

Locker
[Rénald Lévesque]

Rénald Lévesque offers a few self-made dingbat files (Valentine, HalloweenDingbats, Egyptian Hieroglyphics, Christmas Dingbats, Clipart Dingbats, Music Notation Font). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lolipop22

Canadian creator of the fat grunge face 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]  ⦿

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]  ⦿

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.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

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. Pic. 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
[Okaycat]

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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 signpainter face The Bubbler (2008) and the brush face Underpaid Sign Painter (2008). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lydia Distracted

Canadian designer of the comic book face Mumbley Joe (2008). [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.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Madghis Madi

Madghis Madi (Ottawa, Ontario) created the Tifinagh family (for Berber / Tamazight) of typefaces in 2013. It includes styles called Thai, Tibaten, Shakspeer, Safari, Slim, Sanskrit, Handwriting and Kufi. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

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]  ⦿

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
[Villatype]

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Manish

Graphic designer in Toronto, who "made" Meta Rounded (really?). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Maple Rose

Canadian designer of the comic book face Ace Attorney Objection (2011). [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 face 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]  ⦿

Marian Bantjes

Bowen Island, BC-based very talented graphic artist, who specializes in custom type and ornaments. 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 these 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. Check out her Love Letters, calligraphic pieces drawn by her in 2008. She teaches typography through Emily Carr Institute in Vancouver, BC. Speaker at ATypI 2010 in Dublin. [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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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 Herd
[Remote Inc (or: StayPretty)]

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Mark Ombra
[Mashy.com]

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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).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mark William Law

Canadian designer. Devian Tart link. Creator of the futuristic techno face 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]  ⦿

Martin P. Pfeiffer
[Scooter Graphics (Fonts by Marty Pfeiffer)]

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Mashy.com
[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 Heximer
[10four design]

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Matt Soar

Matt Soar's blog. [Google] [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.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

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 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]  ⦿

Maxim Arcand

Ottawa-based designer of the 5-weight typeface family Squared (2013). [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]  ⦿

ME vs THEM

Ontario-based designer of some pixel faces such as RGB and ROYGBIV (2005). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mean Tangerine
[Tyler Young]

Pixel foundry run by Calgary, Alberta-based designer Tyler Young. He is the creator of the kitchen tile pixel face Trixie&Blinker (2004, pixel versions of kitchen tile letters), the pixel face Slim (2006, very readable!), the pixel face Minus (2005), the dot matrix family Soda (2005), the pixel face Consist, the pixel face Tex Standard 7 (2007), the script pixel face Katie (2005), the futuristic display faces Flipper (2004), Atom (2003), Nuetron (2003, "inspired by Andreas Lindholm's industrial work"), the pixel faces 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. Their 142-font library can be had for 100 dollars. Elsewhere, we read that he is located in Santa Cruz, CA. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Media-D

Canadian designer of Hijo de la Luna (2004). [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 DiRenzo

Toronto, Ontario-based art director. In 2014, she created a colorful decorative caps alphabet. Behance link. [Google] [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).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

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).

Link at Dafont. Fontspace link. Abstract Fonts link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Michael Campbell

Born in 1980, this Victoria, BC-based designer created the piano key face 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 Mavian

Michael Mavian, a graphic designer in Toronto, created Freedom Gothic (2012), a retro sans face.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Michael Piercey
[Monkeymike]

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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 face Caslame (2008), the old typewriter face My Underwood (2008), the handwriting face Prophecy Script (2008), the hand-printed 2Dumb (2009), 3Dumb (2009) and Chinese Ruler (2008), and the dymo white on black label face Impact Label (2008). In 2009, he made Sans I Am (sans), Fuck Beans (hand-printed; +Bold, +Italic), Key Tab Metal (outline) and the western face 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.

Font Squirrel link. Fontsy link. Fontspace link. Kernest link. Font Squirrel link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Michail Semoglou
[Type Initiative]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

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]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Mighty Pete
[Tofino Type]

[MyFonts] [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]  ⦿

Millard Schumaker

Type designer from Quuen's University in Kingston, Ontario. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Miranda Hopper

Type designer. The casual font 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 face 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.

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

Mitchell Franzi

Canadian designer of the graffiti font Chill Style (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mo Hashim

Ottawa, Canada-based designer (b. 1990) of Eazy 3 (2014). Dafont link. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Moiz Syed

Mississauga, Ontario-based design student. Working on this broken serif face (2006), reminiscent of old Menhart or Preissig typefaces. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Monica Galaxy

Canadian creator (b. 1998) of the hand-printed typefaces Lightweight (2014) and Monica Galaxy (2013). Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Monkeymike
[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]  ⦿

Monomania

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

Type and graphic designer in Jerusalem, where he studied at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design. He also did one exchange student term at OCAD in Toronto. 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. Poster about Toronto. Details of the upper case of his Moshik Nadav typeface (2010): A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z, a, b, c.
  • 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. Examples: i, ii, iii, iv, v, vi, vii, viii, ix, x.
  • A few months after Paris came the art deco marquee version called Paris Strip (2011).
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muncr

PlacardMT_Condensed. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Music notation software

Long list of music notation software links. [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]  ⦿

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 face Pebble in 2008. Beautiful type posters. Home page. He created Victoria (2009, a delicate display face that was inspired by the Victorian elements and ornamental designs). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Natalia Grosner

Toronto-based freelance graphic designer. Creator of the multiline face Neon (2007). [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. 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), 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 face 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 face done with Luke William Turvey), Anika (curly, scratchy hand-printed typeface), Birds (hairline drawings of birds), Azebra (textured script), 3D Cursive.

Typefaces from 2014: 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).

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]  ⦿

Nermin Moufti

Typographer and graphic designer in Toronto. He created the cooking utensil alphading face Shai (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nicholas Fabian
[Alien Typefaces]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Nick Shinn
[Globe and Mail]

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Nick Shinn
[Shinn Type]

[MyFonts] [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]  ⦿

Node of Ranvier

New Foundland-based creator of MyHandwriting (2009). Blog. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nortel

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]  ⦿

NTI and Nunavut Worldwide

Designers of the Inuktitut fonts Tunngavik and Tunngavik Bold (1997). They can be downloaded here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Objets Dart
[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). Dafont link. Aka Starving-4 Entertainment. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Okaycat
[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 face that comes with an outlined and shadowed 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 face 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 face 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]  ⦿

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 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]  ⦿

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 Richmond Hill, Ontario. He also is a signage design coordinator at Metrolinx in Toronto.

He created the free dot matrix face 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 face 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 faces 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.

MyFonts link. Dafont link. His blog. Behance link. Klingspor link. Abstractfonts link. Fontspace link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

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 (shadowed 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: Giants-Regular, Held-x-Fast-Regular (tattoo font), House-Paint-Shadow-Regular (3d shadow face), Sailor-Stitch-Regular, Simpleton-Gothic-Regular, Munich (ultra-condensed), Cleptograph, Raw Denim Audacity, Creatif, Nue Gothic, 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).

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Ozzie Kirkby

North Bay, Ontario-based designer of the thin octagonal typeface Goodness Gracious Sans Serif (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Paris Urquhart

Graphic designer and typographer in Vancouver. [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 typefoundry. 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. LI>Bigfoot (2008), the fattest font ever made (sic).
  • Blackhaus (2005), an extension of Kursachsen Auszeichnung, a blackletter face 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 face 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 face Bazaar from 1956.
  • Broken (2006): grunge.
  • 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 faces by Hoffmann and Eidenbenz and the 1995 font Egizio by Novarese.
  • Classic Comic (2010).
  • Coconut and Coconut Shadow (2006). Great techno pop faces.
  • Coffee Script (2004): the digital version of R. Middleton's Wave design for the Ludlow foundry, circa 1962. Designed with Phil Rutter.
  • 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 face was based on the idea for an uncredited film face 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).
  • 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 faces 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 face is very similar to, if not outright identical with, the face 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 face 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: Alice (2008, a casual hand-printed design based on a 1958 alphabet by Filmotype), 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 Jessy (2009, a flowing upright connected script based on a 1958 design by Filmotype), Filmotype Lakeside (2013, a retro signage typeface), Filmotype Kellog (2013), Filmotype Leader (2013), 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 face based on a 1958 original), Filmotype Prima (2011, with Rebecca Alaccari), Filmotype Quiet (2010, based on a 1954 military stencil face 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 face found in a Dover specimen book.
  • Fuckbats (2007).
  • Fury (2008): an angry techno family.
  • Gala (2005). 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 (2--4-2006), 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 face 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).
  • 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 face 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 faces 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 humanistic 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.
  • Leather (2005): an expansion of Imre Reiner's blackletter face 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, codesigned 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 comic book face.
  • 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 face 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 faces 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 faces 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 face 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 face 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 face 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 face 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 (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 face with obvious roots in the oldstyle of the Italian renaissance, its contrast reveals a clear underlying modern influence. i, ii, iii, iv, v, vi, vii.
  • 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 face 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 humanistic trait. Images of Ratio Modern: i, ii, ii, iv, v, vi, vii.
  • 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 face Mobil (1960, Helmu Matheis, Ludwig&Mayer).
  • Noteworthy (2009). A font commissioned for the Apple iPad. It is based on Griffin's earlier revival face 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 face 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 George 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).
  • 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.
  • 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 face 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 face 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 face after "Mosaik" (1954) by Martin Kausche.
  • Stretto (2008) is a revival and expansion of Sintex 1 (Aldo Novarese, Nebiolo, 1973), a funky nightclub face. It was used as the basis of Cowboy Hippie (2010, CheapProFonts).
  • Swan Song (2006): a calligraphic face based on the hand of Alexander Nesbitt. [A later document states that it is based on work by British artist Rachel Yallop.]
  • Symposium Pro (2011). This Carolingian family was drawn by Philip Bouwsma. Patrick helped with the production.
  • Tabarnak (2012) and its shadowed 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 face 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).
  • 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 face 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 face called Steinweiss Script (2010), which captures a lot of the spirit of Steinweiss's album covers from the late 1930s and 1940s.

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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 Morrow
[Baybayin Fonts]

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Paul Sych
[Faith]

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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.

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

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 wth 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 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).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Peter von Zezschwitz
[Zetafonts (Tangram Studio)]

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Peter Zak
[Tweektype]

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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 face 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 face 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]  ⦿

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 faces 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 07), 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 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 face influenced by Nordic runes).

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]  ⦿

Preston Racette

Graphic designer in Sudbury, Ontario, b. 1991, who graduated in 2012 from Cambrian College.

He created the free monoline organic sans typeface Urba (2012). [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. Alternate URL. [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 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. [Google] [MyFonts] [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]  ⦿

Rachelle Fortin

Graphic artist in Ottawa, Ontario. Creator of the display caps typeface Eureka (2013). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Raf Rennie

Graduate of OCAD in Toronto, 2012. Creator of the typeface Feasby Semibold (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rafael Ruiz
[Remygius]

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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]  ⦿

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]  ⦿

Ray Larabie
[Typodermic]

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Ray Larabie
[Larabie Fonts]

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Ray Taylor
[AiPaiNunavik Font]

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Rénald Lévesque
[Locker]

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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.

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

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 faces 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. The fonts can be bought at MyFonts. See also SP Isis (minimalist font), SP Jean (a Bank Gothic exaggeration), SP Reka (more minimalism) and SP Tanya (experimental). Tara Rose Guild made the dingbat font family SP Taraville (2002). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Remygius
[Rafael Ruiz]

Toronto-based designer of the artsy fat face Stencil (2009). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rhiannon Bellmore

Torontonian creator of a beautiful and thought-provoking Marilyn Monroe typographic poster (2012), based on Mistral: The red lips act as both an iconic representation of Monroe and her sensuality as well as denoting murder. [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]  ⦿

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]  ⦿

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 isnâ'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.

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]  ⦿

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]  ⦿

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

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

Toronto-based type designer who made the great Cartier Book family in 2000 based on lettering 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 Book---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 M2N 1K7 CANADA. He is (was?) professor of typography at the Ontario College of Art, Toronto, ON, and also taught briefly 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: Stylus was reworked in 2012 by Canada Type as Louis), Goudy Globe Gothic (revival by Rod McDonald, 1993), Loyalist Condensed (Rod McDonald, 1993), Regency Gothic (Rod McDonald, 1992). In 2004, he designed Smart Sans (Agfa Monotype, 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 will create new and revived typefaces.

In 2008-2009, he created Slate (an 18-style sans family) and Egyptian Slate, both at Monotype. Slate 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 8-font Gibson family sells for less than one style of Monotype's Slate. I take it that McDonald's divorce from Monotype is now final.

Well, that is just after Rod McDonald created the 14-style Classic Grotesque in 2011 for Monotype. This typeface is based on the Monotype Grotesques, ca. 1926, which in turn go back to the older German grotesks, Ideal and Venus.

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.

Author of A Glossary of Typographic Terms (2013).

FontShop link. Linotype link. Agfa-Monotype link. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Rod McDonald
[Stylus]

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Romain Leclerc

Frenchman Romain Leclerc, who is now based in Vancouver, redesigned Roger Excoffon's Mistral, replacing curved strokes by straight edges. The typeface is called Rafale (2013).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

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
[Typadelic]

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Ross MacDonald

Canadian illustrator. Letterpress is one of his specialties. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ross Milne

Ross Milne (b. 1985) works and lives in Vancouver, Canada where he studied at the Emily Carr University. After graduating with a degree in Communication Design (2007), he moved to Den Haag, where he studied type design at the KABK, and graduated in 2008. In early 2009, he returned to Vancouver. He works as a contributing designer with Commercial Type while pursuing his own projects in graphic design and type design. His typefaces:

  • He created the clean and elegant slab serif face Foxtrot (2008), which includes an interesting Hairline weight.
  • Stag (2009, Commercial Type), codesigned with Christian Schwartz and Berton Hasebe.

    They write: Stag started as a small family of slab serifs commissioned for headlines by the US edition of Esquire magazine and eventually grew into a sprawling multi-part family including a flexible sans companion and two additional display variants that are probably best described as special effects.

  • Charlie (2010, Typotheque).
This Nice image of ribbon letters shows his talent. See also this neat b. Alternate URL. [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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Ryan Stever

Graphic designer in Toronto. He created the monoline hairline sans face Verse Light (2010). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ryan Teixeira

Torontonian designer who is working on this octagonal font (2006). [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]  ⦿

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 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).

Home page. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Samantha Clusiau-Lawlor

Graphic desgner 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]  ⦿

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.

Abstract Fonts link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sara Esnaashari

Canadian creator of the fashion mag face Bravura (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sara Soskolne

Canadian type designer best known for her work at Hoefler&Frere-Jones type foundry 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. 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)

Wiki link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sarah Casselman

Designer in Ontario who created the custom typeface Monster Children in 2012. [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]  ⦿

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.

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

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 Dieznyik
[Kejak Fonts (was: Cheops)]

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Screenfont.ca
[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 faces 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)
[Sean Arnett]

The Sean Arnett Type Foundry used to be called "Corduroy". This Canadian foundry sells about 175 fonts at 55 dollars a piece. The list: ALCHEMEY, AMSTERDAM, ANALOG, APRICOT, ARISTOTLE, BADLY DRAWN BOY, BALI EYES, BARREL OF A GUN, BARREL OF A GUN 2, BI - POLAR BEAR, BLITZKRIEG BOP, BROKEN, BUDDY HOLLY, BULLET, BULLETPROOF, BUTTERFLY, CAKE, CATERPILLAR, CHEMISTRY, CLEOPATRA, CLOSE TO ME, CONTINENTAL, CONTINENTAL EXTENDED, CONTINENTAL EXTENDED WIDE, CONTINENTAL OUTLINE, CONTINENTAL OUTLINE CLEAR, DEVOTION, DIESEL, DR. NO, EGYPTIAN HIEROGLYPHICS, ELVIS, ELVIS PRESLEY, ELVIS PRESLEY BOLD, ELVIS PRESLEY OUTLINE, ELVIS PRESLEY OUTLINE ZEBRA, EMBRACE, ESCTASY, EUROPA, EVEL KENIEVEL, EVEL KENIEVEL BROKEN, FANTA, FLAMENCO, FLAVOUR FLAV, FRANK SINATRA, FREESTATE BOLD OUTLINE, FREESTATE CHROME, FREESTATE OUTLINE, FROSTY THE SNOWMAN, FUTURAMA, GASOLINE, GAS PANIC, GINGER, GIRAFFE, GIRAFFE OUTLINE, GIRAFFE OUTLINE BOLD, GIRAFFE SHADOW, GOLDFISH, GUS GUS, GYPSEY KINGS, HAPPINESS, HASH PIPE, HEPBURN, HEPBURN BOLD, HEPBURN BOLD OUTLINE, HEPBURN OUTLINE, HOWDY, INSIGHT, INSIGHT BOLD, INSIGHT HIGHLIGHT, INSIGHT OUTLINE, INSIGHT THIN, INSTRUCTIONS, IRONWORK, IRONWORK BORDER, JESUS SAVES, JO JO'S JACKET, JOHNNY CASH, KEE WEE, KEE WEE BOLD, KEE WEE OUTLINE, KEE WEE OUTLINE OUTLINED, KEE WEE SMOOTH, KEE WEE SMOOTH OUTLINED, KISS ME KISS ME KISS ME, KUBRICK, LED ZEPPELIN, LEONARDO DA VINCI, LEONARDO DA VINCI SYMBOLS, LICORICE, LOU REED, LUSH, MARLON BRANDO, MARTINI, MATADOR, MEGATRON, MEMENTO, MEMPHIS, METRO, METRO BLOCK, MOLECULE, MONET, MONET SYMBOLS, MOONLIGHT DRIVE, MUTATIONS, NEIL FINN, NERO, NICO, OASIS, ODELAY!, ONES AND ZEROS, ORBIT, PARIS, PEIGNOT, PENGUIN, PETROGLYPHS AFRICAN, PEZ, PIXEL BUBBLE BUBBLE, PIXEL CONDENSED HV, PIXEL CONDENSED, PIXEL CURVED EXTENDED, PIXEL CURVED HV, PIXEL SPACE INVADERS, PIXEL SQUARE, PIXEL SQUARE EXTENDED, PIXEL SQUARE HV, PIXEL SQUASHED, PIXEL TECHNO, POPSICKLE, POSTCRYPT, QUICKDRAW, RAMONES, RAYGUN, RAYGUN OUTLINE, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, REVOLVER, RUN LOLA RUN, SAUL BASS, SCRABBLE, SEAHORSE, SEAWEED, SIGNAL ONE, SIGNAL TWO, SPIDERWEB, SPUTNIK, STEPHEN MALKMUS, STEREOPHONICS, STYLOROUGE, STRAWBERRY FIELDS, SUPERGRASS, SUPERMAN, SWANSONG, SWEETHEART, TAHITIAN MOON, TELEVISION, TROPICALIA, TECHINCOLOR©, THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, THE OYSTER (DO NOT FEED), THE STROKES, TIGER THE LION, TURNTABLE, USELINK, VELOCITY, VENICE, VERTIGO, VESPA, VESPERTINE, VINCENT SYMBOLS, VINCENT VAN GOGH, VIOLATION, WATER AND A SEAT, WILLIE NELSON, WOODY, WOWEE ZOWEE. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sean Coady

Graphic designer from Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada, and who now lives in Edmonton, Alberta. He runs SRC Designs. Creator of the free sans titling typeface family Municipal (2013) and of the hand-printed typeface Fruit Sale (2013).

In 2014, he created Kalopsia Slab (a condensed slab serif family with an arts-and-crafts flair). One weight is free---the others can be bought here.

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

Sean Eden

Canadian creator of the spiky stencil face Tatted Teez Canada (2011, FontStruct, based on Wallachia by Intaglio). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sean Mitchell
[Type Release]

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Sebastian Kosch

Sebastian Kosch (b. 1989, Germany) studied Engineering Science at the University of Toronto. He designed the open license garalde font family Crimson Text (2010), which is part of the Google open font directory. This was followed by Crimson (2011) and Crimson Bold (2011). Free downloads at OFL and Aldus Leaf.

His motto: free as in both "free beer" and "freedom."

Klingspor link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Selina Lim

A graduate of Emily Carr University of Art+Design in Vancouver in 2011, Selina Lim designed Eclipse (2011), a layered display typeface designed with music in mind, inspired by a found type on the poster of Sweet Talk NYC, based on a free typeface called Bath. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sena Kwon

Student at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver, 2009-2012. Creator of the display typeface Monkey Tail (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Serge Pichii

Designer, type designer and illustrator in North Vancouver, whose early fonts could be bought from 2Rebels in Montreal.

His early creations: Elder, Stoned OldStyle, Thais (2rebels, 1997), ITC Drycut (1997), ITC Ancestor (1997), ITC Gramophone, and ITC Ironwork (1997).

At Alphabets Inc, check Coupage, Mager, Mira, Pattern, General and Sharp. SP Cutouts (dingbats) won an award at the 1999 Type Directors Club. SP Situations is a fun dingbat font. Other fonts from 2011-2012 include SP Celtic, SP Leopolis and SP Greece (pixelish).

In 2011, he joined the FontStruct crowd, and published the pixelized family Ruthenoreum A1 through A5, and Ruthenorum B1, and Greece A1.

FontStructions from 2012 include Serge Pichii Veles A, B, C, D, E and G.

In 2013, he created a set of four typefaces under the name SP Halloween Dingbats.

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

Sexy type from Toronto

An article by Erin Kobayashi in the Toronto Star about Nick Shinn's types. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Shane Collier

Graphic designer and photographer in Toronto. Creator of Collier Roman (2012), a typeface in the style of University Roman.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Shawalphabet.com

Paul Gershon Vandenbrink's pages. He proposes a revised version of the Shavian alphabet, by adding a set of auxiliary vowel markers. Glottal stops are taken care of by a proposed vowel capitalization. No new fonts (yet), but there is a biography of George Bernard Shaw, and a history of the Shavian alphabet. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Shawn Mehlenbacher

Ontario-based freelance web designer, b. 1985. He created the free pixel face phkk (2007). Alternate URL. Yet another URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Shelby Guergis

Toronto-based designer of the outline typeface True Faith (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Shelby Phillips

Canadian creator of the garffiti font Phoenix Boldy (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Shinn Type
[Nick Shinn]

Nick Shinn (b. London, 1952) is an art director and type designer. He teaches at York University in Toronto, and is a founding member of the Type Club of Toronto. He writes regularly for Graphic Exchange magazine, and has contributed to Applied Arts, Marketing, Design, and Druk. He founded Shinn Type in 1999, and made fifteen type families. Interview by Jan Middendorp, in which he describes himself as a contrarian. Pic by Isaias Loaiza. Pic by Chris Lozos at Typo SF in San Francisco in 2012. Custom typefaces have been produced for newspapers such as The Birmingham News (Alabama), The Chicago Tribune, The Daily Express (London), The Daily Mail (London), The Globe and Mail (Toronto), The Montreal Gazette, and The St. Petersburg Times (Florida). Custom fonts, with exclusive rights, have been created for corporations such as Thomson Nelson, Enbridge, Rogers Communications Inc., and Martha Stewart Living. Nick organizes type evenings in Toronto all year long.

Shinn Type fonts at MyFonts. Behance link.

He is the designer of Fontesque (a wild family of curly glyphs), the monospaced font Monkey Mono, Artefact (1999), Beaufort (a sharply serifed family; in 2008, he published a 10-style extension called Beaufort Pro), Bodoni Egyptian (1999), Alphaville (2000, techno face with straight mono-width strokes), Brown, Brown Gothic, Duffy Script (2008, in 4 styles: an interpretation of the lettering of contemporary illustrator Amanda Duffy, aka Losergirl), Handsome (1999, cursive handwriting family, since 2005 available in OpenType), Merlin, Oneleigh (masterful!!), Paradigm (1995, updated in 2008, inspired by 15th century letterforms), Shinn, Walburn (1996) [note: Walburn and Brown were originally commissioned for the 2000 redesign of the Globe and Mail. Walburn is an adaptation of a didone typeface by Erich Walbaum, c.1800], Worldwide (1999).

In 2001, he designed the Richler font in honour of the memory of Mordecai Richler. The Richler font was only available to the Giller Prize, Random House and the Richler family until its public release in May 2013 at MyFonts, where Richler (+Cyrillic, +Greek) is advertised as a 21st century antiqua book face.

In 2002, he published Goodchild (a Jenson revival) and the liquid lettering family Morphica, exclusively at Veer.

In 2003, he released the absolutely gorgeous "modern" sans Eunoia (which has a unicase weight), and the quirky sans family Preface (2003; Preface Thin is a hairline weight; Preface Light is free at FontShop). In 2003, he also published the mmonowidth unicase family Panoptica (2003), which includes styles called Regular, Sans, Egyptian, Doesburg and Octagonal, to name a few.

In 2005, he created Nicholas, a serif family, which is the headline version of Goodchild.

Additions in 2006 include Softmachine (VAG Rounded/comic book style family). Sexy type from Toronto is an article by Erin Kobayashi about Shinn's work published in the Toronto Star on April 15, 2007. Nick Shinn designed the type for the redesign of The Globe and Mail in April 2007: Globe and Mail Text [look at the f], Globe and Mail Sans (or GM Sans), Globe and Mail News (or GM News).

In 2008, these faces went retail. One face is called Pratt, named after David Pratt, the design director at The Globe and Mail who commissioned the face for his redesign of the paper. The companion face will be called Pratt Sans.

Additions in 2008: Figgins Sans (4 styles), Scotch Modern (a 5 style didone family that revives the typeface used in New York State Cabinet of Natural History), Scotch Micro. Paul Shaw writes: Scotch Roman, beloved by D.B. Updike and W.A. Dwiggins, was a standard in the typographic repertoire of pre-World War II printers but fell out of favor after the war, supplanted by Bodoni. Nick Shinn of Shinntype has made a bid to resurrect this oft-maligned face with Scotch Modern. Scotch Modern is not a revival of the familiar Scotch Roman of Linotype and Monotype, but of a more modern design attributed to George Bruce, the great 19th-century New York punchcutter. Shinn used a sample of the face from the New York State Cabinet of Natural History's 23rd Annual Report for the Year 1869 (printed in 1873) as a model. He drew it by eye, aided by a sharp loupe: no photographic enlargements, no scans, no tracing. The ends of the strokes are slightly rounded, to capture the effect of metal type being impressed into soft paper. Shinn contends that the 19th-century Scotch types were "eminently readable" and a factor in the rise of modern literacy. His rendition, an OpenType font, aims for readability in all situations with display, regular, and microtype versions. The display roman includes a unicase font-a nod to Bradbury Thompson's Alphabet 26 experiment-and the italic has elegant swash caps. Scotch Roman has never been a face for those seeking eternal beauty or anyone desperate for typographic kicks. Dwiggins gave it a 10 for legibility (where 10 was "reasonable human perfection") but only 4 for grace and 0 for novelty. Shinn's Scotch Modern, with its many OpenType extras, scores well on all three counts. It's a face for those who prefer a mature single malt: simple at first, but more complex as it is savored. Photograph. At ATypI 2008 in St. Petersburg, his talk was entitled Scotch Modern. Several catalogs have been published by Shinntype. Particularly noteworthy is The Modern Suite (2008, Nick Shinn, Coach House Press, Toronto), which showcases Figgins Sans and Scotch Modern. Sample of some Scotch Modern dingbats.

Production in 2010: Sensibility (a humanist sans superfamily), Sense (a modernist sans superfamily), Bodoni Egyptian Pro (a monoline slab Bodoni experiment---the Pro version of a 1999 family by him). More images of sense and Sensibility: i, ii, iii, iv, v, vi, vii, viii.

In 2011, he created Checker, an all caps 3d black and white-tiled typeface, and Parity (a roman unicase pair).

Naiad (2013) is a didone, or neoclassical, typeface with Victorian curlicues thrown in to create a Victorian look.

MyFonts interview. FontShop link. Klingspor link.

View Nick Shinn's typeface library. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Silvio Napoleone

Silvio is the Toronto-based designer of ITC Napoleone Slab (2001) and the Greek simulation font family ITC Medea (2003). He also published FF Hydra (2002), an extensive family. He graduated from the Philadelphia College of Art in 1993, and is currently working at Crescent Design Consultants in Toronto. There is a slight question as to whether ITC Medea was based on the source code of UnciTronica (Manfred Klein, AI, 1994). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Simone Wilkie

Designer at Canada Type of Boyscout (2004), which is based on her son's handwriting. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Smashing Type - Letterform Appreciation Online

Interactive typography, letterform appreciation art magazine. Free subscription. Has feature articles, tips, a gallery and reviews. Run by Rod McDonald from Toronto. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Society of Graphic Designers of Canada

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Solange Guaida

Codesigner with Kemie Guaida in 1998 of Soli (Pixilate Designs, Sweden), a typeface that is based on an architect's handwriting. That typeface can now be bought at MyFonts. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Sonya Clarry

Sonya Yvonne Clarry is a type designer in Ontario, Canada. She created the display face Hatchet (2012). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Sophie Hall

Sophie Hall (b. 1988) is from Werrington, Canada. She created the bauhaus style display face Sophie Hall Baudern (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Spencer Cathcart

Graphic designer in Ontario. bruce Mau Design asked Spencer to help with a new identity for Unilever in 2011-2012. It included the development of DIN Unilever, and of a fat roundish Unilever Illustrative Type. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Splorp.com
[Grant Hutchinson]

Grant Hutchinson's blog. Grant founded Veer. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sri T. Desikachary

Tikkana is a truetype font designed by Sri T. Desikachary, who is based in Winnipeg, Canada. Changes were made by Prasad Chodavarapu and Sri Ramana Juvvadi. See also here, here and here, where one can download the Tikkana fonts (truetype and type 1) for Telugu. These fonts are free under the GNU license. Prasad A. Chodavarapu also explains how to install the fonts for X-Windows/UNIX users. See also here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

St. Rachan Typeworks
[Jim Strachan]

Free fonts by Jim Strachan (Canada): Bibliotheque, Cigarstore, D'Italia (nice stencil font), Mumblypegs (1999), Medieval Scribish (1999, Lombardic), Stampede (1999). Several medieval fonts. Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Stefan Chirila

Canadian designer from Kitchener (b. 1984) now located in Reston, VA. He created the irregular handwriting font Stefan Handwrite (2006) and an untitled art nouveau typeface in 2014.

Other URL. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Stefanie Addy

Canadian designer of Stefanie (2009, hand-printed using Fontcapture). Devian tart link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Stephan Garneau

During his studies at Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver, Canada, Stephan Garneau created the dot matrix typeface Bogart (2014), which is named after Humphrey Bogart. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Stephanie Albert

During her studies at Algonguin College in Ottawa, Canada, Stephanie Albert designed a condensed modular typeface called Omega (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

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

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Steve Ross

Canadian graduate (b. Ottawa) from the type design program at the University of Reading in 2010. He grew up in Halifax. Interested through his wife in the Mayan culture, Steve designed the typeface Yukatek at Reading. His motivation: A modern text typeface for books, with custom features for Mayan languages.

In 2011, Steve joined the Adobe Type Team.

Grid Büro link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Strassman

Canadian designer (b. 1973) of Strassman Script (2009, Fontcapture). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Stuart Thursby

Torontonian graphic and web designer. Creator of the Circular Alphabet (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Stylus
[Rod McDonald]

Headline and revival type by this Toronto-based company (Stylus), run by Rod McDonald. Fonts include Bodoni Open Condensed (Rod McDonald, 1993), Fanfare Recu (Louis Oppenheim, 1927, revival by Rod McDonald, 1993; Canada Type made Louis in 2012), Goudy Globe Gothic (revival by Rod McDonald, 1993), Loyalist Condensed (Rod McDonald, 1993), Regency Gothic (Rod McDonald, 1992). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sundus Asif

During her graphic design studies in Ottawa, Ontario, Sundus Asif created the typeface Gentleman's Club (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Swingerzetta

Canadian digital artist. Creator of the hand-printed and flowy SwingScript2 (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sylvestre Studios
[Mick Sylvestre]

New Westminster, BC-based foundry of Mick Sylvestre (b. Regina, Saskatchewan, 1968), who designed the gothic families Cardinal (2005) and Scriptura (2005). He also created Hashi (2006, techno), Voussoir (2006, heavy display face), Caricatura (2005, hand-printed), Dingums (2005, dingbats), Diva Pop (2006, avant garde), Cannabis (2005), Glam Rock (2005), Vlad (2005, condensed and sectarian), Bramare (2006), Pepperjack (2006, blocky with round holes), Colby Script (2006, brush), Mickster (2006, comic book lettering), Nine Volt (2007, grunge), Savasato (2007, art nouveau look) and Quadra (2005, black blocky face).

Additions in 2009: the handwriting faces Caramella, Fantillo, Shaelynn, Manta, Seussian, and the LED-meets-art deco font Katzenklo.

Klingspor link.

View Mick Sylvestre's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Sylvie Leveiller

Graphic designer in Sudbury, Ontario, who created the decorative caps typeface Thar She Blows (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tad Biernot

Canadian designer of Linotype Rory (1997) and Linotype Dummy (1997). FontShop link. Linotype Dummy is an Escheresque optical illusion face. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Tadeusz Janowski

American architect who did the beautiful inscriptional lettering on a monument in Toronto in 2008 honor the thousands who died in the forest of Katyn during the German invasion. Report by Jake Bauming. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tanya Chong

Ex-student of Nick Shinn in Toronto who made the unicase graffiti face Flow in 2003 at York University. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tara Gabin

Canadian designer of the shadowed outline typeface Breo (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tara Rose Guild

Canadian designer (b. Hamilton, 1980) at the Staypretty Type Collection/Remote Inc in Toronto of the dingbat font family SP Taraville (2002). See also here and here. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Tasia Schell

Vancouver-based designer of Paperclip (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tatiana Phillips

Canadian youngster, b. 1991. Creator of the hand-printed fonts Tchy (2009) and Ozul Script (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Taulant Sulko

Originally from Tirana, Albania, Taulant now lives in Ottawa. Using an on-line tool called Harmony, he drew the Insane Graphic Typeface in 2010. Taulant is an illustrator.

In 2012, Taulant made the thin condensded slab face Hammer.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Taylor Andrews
[Typefonts.html newsletter]

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Taylor Benvenutti

During her studies at SCAD, Taylor Benvenutti (Boca Raton, FL) created the unicase display typeface Dailey (2013). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

TechnoFace Digital Type Foundry
[Val Fullard]

Val Fullard is the Toronto-based designer of the Latin-American semi-dingbats font family FF Mambo (1992, FontShop, a Mexican simulation face), and of Science (Agfa), Deluxe (fifties styler font), Mariachi and FunkedUp (free).

FontFont write-up. Agfa bio. FontShop link. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Ted Staunton

Born in Lincoln, UK, in 1942, Ted Staunton now lives near Vancouver, and designs type. After serving a five-year apprenticeship as a hand compositor (1958-1963) with the Lincolnshire Publishing Co., he spent three years (1963-1966) at Leicester College of Art&Design, graduating in type design. After spending some time in London working for Penguin, Hamlyn and other book publishing houses, he emigrated to Canada in 1970, working for Mitchell Press and Hemlock Printers in Vancouver before opening his own design business and letterpress printing shop, Sherwood Graphics, in 1984. In 1991 he published a private press book, The Lincolnshire Poacher, illustrated with his own wood-engravings. He is lives in Surrey, BC. Some of his fonts were used privately on transfer lettering sheets and cast in metal for hand typesetting at his private press, Sherwood Letterpress.

At P22, he designed the semi-gothic font P22 Tyndale (2002) and Tyndale Extras (2002). In 2003, P22 launched Staunton's Sherwood Type Collection, a beautiful collection of revivals: Afton (2003), Albemarle (2008: connected script), Albion (2003), Albion Italic, Amelia (2003: ornamental caps in the style of William Morris), Aragon (2003), Avocet Light (2000: chancery script), Canterbury (2006, +Caps A, Caps B, Caps C, Pro), Elven (2003), Floriat (2003: floriated ornaments), Founders (2003), Freely (2002), Kaz (2008, between architecture and Comic Sans), P22 Kelly Pro (2009, Celtic style uncial), Latimer (2002), Lindum (2000), Mayflower (2002: medieval lettering), Mayflower Italic, Mayflower Smooth (2009), Mercian (2003), Phantasmagoria (2006: Celtic influences), Plymouth (2001), Roanoke Script (2002, a rough texture typeface; Albemarle is the smooth version), 1722 roman (2002), 1722 italic, Sherwood (2002), Sparrow (2001), Symphony (1995), Tyndale, and Tyndale Xtras.

In 2005, he published the Staunton Script family at P22. This package includes handwritten style typefaces that simulate the period spanning between the English Civil War (1640s) and the Victorian Era (1839-1901): Virginian, Royalist, Grosvenor, Grenville, Elizabethan, Broadwindsor, Chatham. In 2009, just in time for Halloween, he created P22 Spooky. P22 Ruffcut was designed in 2012.

In 2014, Ted Staunton finished P22 Amelia Jayne which has a classical roman, with several sets of initial caps.

Klingspor link.

View Ted Staunton's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Tejashri Kapure

Graduate of the Ontario College of Art&Design University (OCADU) who lives in Toronto. He created the Asian simulation face Postskrit (2011), which as inspired by Sanskrit script and Roman ligature forms. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tessa Dottor

Toronto-based designer of the prismatic typeface Exodys (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Thaira Bouhid

Born in Rio, Thaira Bouhid (b. Rio de Janeiro) lives in Vancouver. She designed Orlo (2013), a techno display face that is inspired by the beaches of Ipanema and Leblon. [Google] [More]  ⦿

The Canadian Flag Font

Tired of looking for a Canadian flag in a font, I made one myself, and named it after Julius Grey. [Google] [More]  ⦿

The history of Canadian type design

Nice pages by Nicolas Fabian on Canadian type. He writes about Eskimo languages: "Most Eskimo groups use Roman orthography while the eastern Arctic Inuits employ unique syllabic characters. For the Inuits it was a matter of luck and it depended on which missionary group they happen to come in contact with. The very first time, in 1742 in Greenland, the spoken Eskimo language was transcribed using the Roman alphabet by Hans Egede, a Norwegian missionary. In the 19th century some of the other Eskimo language groups were transcribed by special customized orthography using the Roman alphabet with the addition of special characters and unique accents. In the 1970s the written language was simplified to employ only the basic characters of the Roman alphabet. The syllabic characters were introduced to eastern Arctic Inuits in 1855 with borrowed characters from the Cree and Ojibwa languages. In the western Arctic, Roman orthography is used and in 1976 a systematic orthography in the Roman alphabet was proposed for all the Inuit of Canada." [Google] [More]  ⦿

The Lindsay Holton files
[Lindsay Holton]

We document the case of Lindsay Holton, who designed the hand-drawn typeface Lindsay in 1980. Players in the sad story about how she was misled, lied to, and cheated, include Letraset, urw++, ITC, Monotype and FontHaus.

Typophile discussion. [Google] [More]  ⦿

The Type Club of Toronto
[Brian Maloney]

The Type Club of Toronto is headed by Brian Maloney, who is the Club's Director. The aim of the Club is to "promote typography." The Club hold events four to six time per year with with one or two presenters, usually at the Arts&Letters Club at 14 Elm Street in downtown Toronto. It was founded by Rod McDonald and Martyn Anstice. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Theodore E. Harrison

Canadian founder (with Yuri Yarmola) of FontLab, where he is Presidnt. MD (1975) and MBA from Wharton. At ATypI in Rome in 2002 he spoke about Fontlab 4, but more importantly, about a new font format, called Photofonts that allows complete typographic control of web pages yet retains all the benefits of standard HTML text. At ATypI 2004 in Prague, he spoke about EULAs, font licensing and FontLab. At ATypI 2009 in Mexico City, he spoke on EULA's, once again, and about Fontgrapher V, all fresh and revived. I got a chuckle from this quote of his at ATypI 2009 in Mexico City: Fonts are the Rodney Dangerfield of software. Speaker at ATypI 2011 in Reykjavik. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Thomas Phinney

Font technology expert who runs his own type tech blog. Thomas Phinney was in Adobe's type group from 1997 until December 2008, mostly as Product Manager for Fonts&Global Typography, based in Seattle. At Adobe, he was involved in the technical, design, historical and business aspects of type, and worked closely with other font developers and customers. He has a Master's degree in typography and design from RIT, and an MBA from UC Berkeley. In 2008, he joined Extensis, where he was senior product manager for font solutions. In 2014, he joined the FontLab team.

Phinney created Geode (2004, Adobe) and Hypatia Sans (2005-2007, Adobe, an elegant geometric sans family, complete with coverage of East European languages, Greek and Cyrillic). Hypatia Sans Pro (2009) is a more complete family that was finished with the help of Paul Hunt.

In 2012, he started work on Cristoforo, a revival of Hermann Ihlenburg's Victorian typeface Columbus (1890, ATF) and its accompanying American Italic, also by Ihlenburg. Kickstarter project. Phinney notes that it is known as the typeface of Call of Cthulhu, the H.P. Lovecraft roleplaying game, and as the original logo for Cracker Jack. In 2013, Cristoforo Italic, a cooperation with Andrea Leksen, was shown at Leksen Design.

At ATypI 2004 in Prague, he spoke about the demise of multiple masters, and the future of OpenType and type 1. At ATypI 2005 in Helsinki, he announced the phasing out of type 1 at Adobe. He has spoken at nearly all of the TypeTech parts of the annual ATypI meetings, and has been on the ATypI board since 2006. At ATypI 2008 in St. Petersburg, he spoke about web fonts and on OpenType. Speaker at ATypI 2010 in Dublin. His talk at ATypI 2011 in Reykjavik is entitled TSI: Type Scene Investigations. The title of his talk at ATypI 2013 in Amsterdam is Free Fonts: Threat, or Menace?

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Thomas Vree

Dutch type designer, b. 1967, Amsterdam, who now works in Dundas Valley, Ontario, Canada, in pre-press and the print trade. He has had wonderous encounters with other type designers. He made 47 digital typefaces. As far as I can tell, no sales, and no downloads. Behance link. A partial list:

  • Amazon (1996). Most letters are didone, but some serifs are Bodoniesque.
  • Amsterdam: A compendium of experimental typefaces done starting in 1988. He writes: My initial forays into type consisted of hacking Letraset, distorting it on photocopiers, playing around with it on stat cameras, then adding to that with tech pens, etc. Then in early 88 I started drawing type on the computer. I was doing fanzines, gig posters, logos, tape covers, etc. and I knew instinctively that I wanted to use typefaces other than the ones I had at my disposal. My choices at the time were very limited, and nothing I had access to accurately conveyed the look I thought would be appropriate for say an experimental electronic combo. So I started drawing my own typefaces.
  • Bass Bin (1997). A first hint of grunge.
  • Boloni (1996). A Bodoni face.
  • Cosmodrome (1992).
  • Cryptonym (1995). A mishmash of fonts reconstructed to give something magical.
  • Dirigible (1993). A slightly convex display face.
  • Dread (1991). In the style of Kisman's Fudoni and Makela's Dead History.
  • Engravers Initials 2 and 3 (2011). These are Victorian über-ornamental semi-blackletter faces based on designs found in Dan X. Solo's Gothic and Old English Alphabets from Dover Publications.
  • Faith. Thomas writes: Back in 94, 95 Paul Sych of Faith asked me to do the production work on a typeface package he was going to release through Thirstype. I created the analphabetic, accented characters, set up the kerning tables, and in some cases, created variants (italic, bold, outline, etc.) One of the faces was Wit, which was inspired by the experimental typography of Kurt Schwitters. The set of faces Thomas did included Wit, Fix Plain Mix, Fix Sin Mix, Fix Ram Hog Mix, and USeh.
  • Freddy. A digital version of an art nouveau face that Morgan Press had been using in the 1960s [those psych faces were mostly inspited by art nouveau].
  • Gyrosol (1997).
  • Jarkko. Based on old sign painter lettering.
  • Lucas: a sans family.
  • Lucifah: comic book lettering.
  • Mau Gothic: a bold weight of W.A. Dwiggins's Gothic, on commission for Bruce Mau Design.
  • Nephilim (1996).
  • Penetralia (1990). An ultra-condensed face.
  • Percolator. An organic face.
  • Poser (1995): A comic book face.
  • Puffage (2010): a typeface made up of pot leaf elements.
  • Ray Gun: a type done for a Ray Gun flyer.
  • Reklame. With hints of Avant Garde.
  • Snug Industries Font (a logotype done with Tony Elston).
  • SubRosa (1992). A squarish condensed face.
  • Thornaments. A set of symmetric ornamental symbols.
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Tibetan

Tibetan metafonts, and help files for the use of Tibetan in TeX and LaTeX. The metafont is by Sam Sirlin. Other pieces of code, including LaTeX Tibetan, are by Jeff Sparkes (Computer Science, Memorial University of Newfoundland). Dead link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tim Lucke

Vancouver, BC-based designer whose first typeface is Mothership Connection 3030 (2003). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tim Pennino

Student at the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto. Creator of the fat pixel face BitFont (2008). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tina E.J. Raparanta
[Miss Tiina]

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Tipogram
[Tom Creighton]

Tom Creighton (Tipogram, Toronto, Ontario) made and sells an icon font with 99 glyphs. It was designed ca. 2011. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tiresias: Critique by Joe Clark
[Joe Clark]

Joe Clark (Toronto) deflates the balloon blown up by Bitstream regarding John Gill's Tiresias, which was specially developed for screen captioning. His main points:

  • It was tested on only a few dozen people, but is marketed as a font for everyone.
  • Some of the tests for this claimed caption and subtitle font used printouts, not captions or subtitles.
  • It is claimed to be superior to typefaces like Times, even though what were talking about are screenfonts, not print fonts.
  • It costs up to $17,500, but it does not even have an italic.
  • Its researchers admit to little expertise in typography, yet the researchers parent organization receives 40% of the retail price.
  • It is claimed to be a better solution to a specific problem than a generic typeface would be, but it has itself turned into a generic typeface that is misapplied to specific problems.
  • The ingenious, unique typeface has already been partially cloned, via a competing knockoff typeface with a different design and identical widths.
  • It is ugly by design.
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Tiro Polyglot Fonts

Tiro Polyglot Fonts offers Pigiarniq, a free Inuktitut font family made by Wm. Ross Mills (Tiro) for the Government of Nunavut, Canada. It also has Uqammaq which was developed for Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated. The web site also contains useful information on the history of various North American scripts, and is maintained by Wm. Ross Mills. See also here for Pigiarniq. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tiro Typeworks

Ross Mills Hudson at Tiro Typeworks makes these fonts for native (Canadian) Indian languages available to the public: Euphemia (2004), Pigiarniq (2001-2002), Uqammaq (2002). Euphemia covers most languages which use the Canadian Syllabic script including various Cree orthographies, Inuktitut and the historical Carrier/Dakelh script (dulkw'ahke). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tiro TypeWorks
[John Hudson]

John Hudson and Wm. Ross Mills, the co-founders of Tiro Typeworks, design wonderful top-of-the-line fonts in Vancouver. From the TIRO web page: TIRO TYPEWORKS is an independent digital type foundry developing&marketing high quality typeface families for PC and Mac platforms. Our commitment is to continuing the independent tradition of typography, as it has existed for more than five hundred years, free from the influence of fashion and novelty. Tiro is increasingly involved in font technologies, and are avid advertisers for OpenType and work often with Microsoft and Linotype on projects. Interview in 2008 by Hiba Studio. Tiro's typefaces:

  • Academia (1997, by Mills).
  • The titling and display face Aeneas based on classical Roman capitals. This incomplete typeface was created by John Hudson based on glyphs drawn by an Austrian designer.
  • 1530 Garamond (one of the most beautiful and faithful revivals of Claude's creations), by Mills.
  • Manticore (John Hudson's own absolutely magnificent brainchild).
  • Plantagenet (by Mills).
  • Sylfaen was designed for Microsoft in 1998 by John Hudson and Wm. Ross Mills of Tiro Typeworks, and Geraldine Wade of Monotype Typography. Sylfaen is a Welsh word meaning "foundation"; an apt name since the font stemmed from research into the typographic requirements of many different scripts and languages. Sylfaen supports the WGL4.0 character set, for Pan-European language coverage. In addition to Latin, Greek and Cyrillic letterforms, the font contains the characters necessary for support of the Armenian and Georgian languages. [Download site, see also here].
  • Hudson also does corporate identity work, such as HeidelbergGothicOsF (done for Heidelberger based on NewsGothic). Other clients included Microsoft, IBM and Apple.
  • In 2001, Mills developed Pigiarniq (Download site), a multiscript face for native American languages. This project was commissioned by the government of Nunavut, a new Canadian territory. Note: please visit the page on James Evans' type cutting methods: it was this missionary who developed the Cree writing system which was later adapted for use with Inuktitut.
  • Winner with Mamoun Sakkal and Paul Nelson at the TDC2 2003 competition for Arabictype.
  • In 2003, he is publishing unicode-compliant fonts called SBL Greek, SBL Hebrew and SBL Latin, at the Society for Biblical Literature.
  • In 2004, winner of an award at TDC2 2004 with Nyala, an Ethiopic text face, which has a nice Latin component as well.
  • Hudson and Mills have, to date, designed and built fonts for the Arabic, Cherokee, Cyrillic, Ethiopic, Greek, Hebrew, Inuktitut (Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics), extended Latin, and Ogham scripts. These include, for example, Adobe Hebrew (2000-2008).
  • Constantia (2004, a beautiful OpenType family made for Microsoft's ClearType project).
  • Helvetica Linotype (2004), for which he received a TypeArt '05 award for the Cyrillic component.
  • Vodafone Hindi (2007, with Tim Holloway and Fiona Ross) won an award at TDC2 2008.
  • Gabriola (2008) is a script font by Hudson done for Microsoft---it is included in some Windows packages---see, e.g., here. It has many swashes and special ligatures, but it is not connected.
  • Athena Ruby (2012), a winner at the TDC 2013 competition. Client: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library & Collection, Washington DC.
  • Brill (2012, with Alice Savoie). Also a winner at the TDC 2013 competition. Client: Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands.
  • Slabo 27px and Slabo 13px (2013) are free Google Web Fonts. Optimized to be used at 27px and 13px, resectively, these fonts were created for use in online advertising.
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Tofino Type
[Mighty Pete]

Tofino Type is located in Kelowna, BC, Canada. An earlier site, Pete's Oasis was run when Pete was in Yellowknife. Its designer, The Mighty Pete, describes himself as follows: The Mighty Pete is a graphic artist that's been doing computer graphic art for 30 years. His fonts and art have appeared in movies, on TV, in magazines all over the world and also in numerous commercial software packages as art elements. [...] Just to give you a idea of how long I've been making fonts for computers and how times have changed over the years my first collection of computer fonts was made in the early 80s for the Apple II computer. It was called The Arctic Ice Collection and consisted of about maybe 100 different fonts. In those days font editors did not exist. It was entirely written in binary directly on the surface of a 5 1/4 inch floppy disk. Remember those? You had to create a empty font file on a disk then with a binary editor change the bits in that empty file to create a full font with all the characters. Even the apple. We used to pride ourselves on how wild a different we could make the apple. It could take days to make a single character. You could not see the letters. It would be just a green screen of numbers. Later you got to finally see it and maybe go back and tweak them.

His first font sold at MyFonts is the hyper-swashy calligraphic Albion Signature (2008) which contains over 2200 glyphs, flourishes and ornaments. The commercial fonts also include Crown Jewels (2008, calligraphic ornamental face with 4,200 glyphs: this is the commercial version of Fantastic Pete) and Crown Jewels Flourishes (2008).

When he started, he offered free fonts such as Extravagant Pete (2003), a gorgeous rococco font, as well as Extravagant Pete 3D, Fantastic Pete (medieval ornamental script---artwork below by Dora Ivette Torres), ComicPieces, GuiltyPieces, HollowPieces, MentalPieces, MetalPieces, MightyPieces, MoldyPieces, Pieces, PlainPieces, Scream In Pain, SillyPieces, SolidPieces, SorryPieces, StickyPieces, ThickPieces (2004). The commercial fonts also include Crown Jewels (2008, calligraphic ornamental face with 4,200 glyphs: this is the commercial version of Fantastic Pete) and Crown Jewels Flourishes (2008).

1001 Fonts link. Dafont link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Tom Creighton
[Tipogram]

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Tony Pankson

Tony Pankson (Brampton, Ontario) made eight Laotian fonts, and gives them away for free. He is asking 10 dollars to help Wat Lao, so please support him. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Toronto Type Foundry

Toronto-based foundry, located on Bay Street. It was active in the late 19th century, and published a specimen book on wood type: "Wood Type" (1897). It went out of business in 1967 and was taken over by Howard Graphic Equipment. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Toronto Zoo

Sean (Toronto Zoo) is based in Toronto. He designed the alphading face Toronto Zoo Penguins (2011) for the Toronto Zoo's new Endangered African Penguins. Fontspace link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Traumae
[David Mondou-Labbe]

XXIIVV is the digital playground of Devine Lu Linvega, born David Mondou-Labbe, a french illustrator and programmer from Montreal. He is into artificial languages. FontStructor who made Septambres (2010), Septambres Neau (2011), Echo, Ehrivnv July (2010), Ehrivnv V Experience (2009), and Ehrivnv V Lo (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

TRIFORCE89

Canadian programmer (b. 1989) who created the Super Mario-inspired face Pipe Dream (2007).

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

Tristan Grimmer
[Proggy Fonts]

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Truck Armstrong
[Truck fonts]

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Truck fonts
[Truck Armstrong]

Original designs such as TRUCK Conky Choo Driver, a dingbat font by Chris Stone. Don Weber's grungy Truck Novembre Gruppe, Truck Rocketry by Truck Armstrong, and truck transmission by Steve Wilson can also be downloaded. Latest addition: Mandible Mama (by Truck Armstrong as well). The new page seems a dead end, so Truck Fonts was revived by CybaPee at typOasis. Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

TrueTypeToType42.ps

Ghostscript-based program by Thomas H. Barton for creating a PostScript Type 42 font file from a TrueType font file. The included C program ShowAllGlyphs creates a PostScript program which shows all the glyphs defined by the font. [Google] [More]  ⦿

ttfconvt

William Zhang's free program "converts BIG5 True Type Fonts to GB True Type Fonts and vice versa. It also converts GB files from/to BIG5 files. It is a WIN32 program running on Windows 95 and NT." [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tweektype
[Peter Zak]

Graphic design place, often involved in custom type design. Typefaces by Peter Zak of Tweektype in Toronto include Julie Script and a script face for the Humber Institute of Technology.

They write: We have lectured on type related issues at York University, Humber Polytechnic and George Brown College in Toronto, Canada. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tyler Young
[Mean Tangerine]

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Tyler Zebra

During his studies at the University of Ballarat, Australia, Tyler Zebra designed the straight-edged typeface Peak XV (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Typadelic
[Ronna Penner]

Ronna Penner (b. Niagara, Ontario, Canada, 1958) founded Typadelic, a commercial foundry. She won an award at Bukvaraz 2001 for Sketchley (2001, now a Bitstream font), which is based on her own handwriting. She is located in Waterloo, Ontario. Sketchley and Sketchley Swash are available from Bitstream. Font list: Avril (gorgeous handprinting), Butterflies (dingbats), BlackJack (2002, free), Clarissa (2002), Corky, Frivolous (2002), FiddlestixFunnyCaps (2002), FamousFolks (2002), Inkster (2002), Stone Hinge (2003), JellyBean, Jot, Mayfield, Moonbeam, Pointed Brush, Rendezvous (2003, calligraphic), Lee Ann (2003, calligraphic), Java Jive (2003, comic book style), Ronita (2000, Bitstream), Sketchley, Silver Script (2002), Silver Script Flourishes (2002), Velvet Script (2002), Fiddlestix, Garden Party (2002), Quigley (2002, great art nouveau font), Hayseed (2003), Fresh Paint (2002, handwriting), Frisco Serif (2002), Frisco Sans Serif (2002), Sunnydale (2003, handwriting), American Writer (2003, a Tekton-like font), Amelie (curly handwriting), Rockford (2003, handwriting), Persimmon (2004, brush script), Peach Fuzz, Sheree (2009), Journal Hand (2009), Dream Cake (2009), Sweet Pea, Mirielle (2004), Natural Script (2004), Not Too Shabby (2004), Schlub (2004), Tweedledee (2004), Type Keys (2004), Urban Scrawl (2004), Jinxed (2004), Wazoo (2004), Stylin (2008, a monoline face), Love Ya Honey (2009, a 1950s style hand-printed script), Shes All That (2009), Sharpy (2009, monoline), Tanked (2009), Cattapilla (2009, children's handprinting), Average Joe (2009) and Sweetheart Script (2007, sold via FontBros).

Fonts from 2011: Pink Lemonade (child's hand), Little Sunshine (Open, Solid: slightly Victorian letters), Gaffer, Ruff N Ready, Elisabeth (rough-edged antiqua), Miss Demeanor (based on 1930s script), Wee Todd (2011, kid's hand), Crush (grunge).

FontShop link. Fontspace link. Font Squirrel link. Klingspor link. Dafont link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Type Initiative
[Michail Semoglou]

Type Initiative is a typefounding and design collective based in Canada and Greece. It was co-founded by type designers Michail Semoglou and Keith Chi-hang Tam, who are both graduates of the Department of Typography and Graphic Communication at the University of Reading, UK, in 2005. In 2005, they joined the type coop Village, where you can buy their typeface Arrival (2005). Michail Semoglou, who is based in Thessaaloniki, was commissioned in 2005 by The Secretariat of Research and Development (EDET), at the Greek Ministry of Industry, to design a serif and a sans for the Greek Open Source Community to be used by all the Greek public administration. Michail Semoglou works as a calligrapher and type designer. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Type Release
[Sean Mitchell]

Commercial type release list by Vancouver-based Sean Mitchell. [Google] [More]  ⦿

TypeArt Foundry (or: Digiteyes Multimedia TypeArt Foundry)
[Lloyd Springer]

TypeArt is the commercial foundry of Lloyd Springer (Vancouver), est. 1992. His typefaces from before 2003:

  • Bitmap fonts: CitymapRounded, LoveBytes, Letterstitch.
  • Comic book: Disorder, Scratchpad, Sideshow, Superhero, Verbal Cues, Balloons, Buffalo Joe, Frontline.
  • Western: Outlaw, Eastside.
  • Typewriter: Courier Ragged, Double Hitter, Firenza, Keystoned, Romanstone, Streetwise, Writing Machine, Firenza Text, Dear John.
  • Stencil: Mediocre, Boxcar.
  • Serif: Burlington (1997, roman caps only), Miracolo (2002, art nouveau), Saltzburg (1999, a bit art nouveau), Steinburg Modern, Sundance.
  • Script: Prints Charming, Sideshow, Dream Lover, Falcon Casual, Falcon Brushscript.
  • Fifties: Golden Age, Golden Day, Flingaling.
  • Monster: Braindead, Horror Show, Junglemania, Newman, Frankenstein, Frontline, Mixed Breed.
  • Label type: Dimeotype, Label Gun, Liteweit, Silverscreen (1998, a condensed sans ideal for movie credits), Total Disorder, Letterstitch.
  • Inline: Puzzler, Scratchpad, Steelyard.
  • Grunge: Amnesia, Bellamie, Bighead, Braindead, DeviantStrain, DoubleHitter, DoubleVision, Fingerprint, LabelGun, Meanstreak, Phantom, Poorsport, Social Menace, Streetwise, TotalDisorder, Mixed Breed, Tapeworm, Typochondriac.
  • Display and decorative fonts: Niteweit, PostIndustrial, Tolstoy (1996, art deco), WhatTheHell, Xheighter, Bossman, Eucaliptus (art deco), Fishboners, Strangelove (1999), Charbonne (art deco), Reerspeer (2002), Freakshow, Underground, Tipemite, Spaced Out, Sunday Best, Eye Doctor, Foreign Language, Hammerhead, Sidewalker, Wendy Woo, Post Industrial, Starship Command, Venus Envy.

The 2003 collection includes Natalian, Amusement, and Finders. MyFonts link. In 2007, MyFonts started selling his fonts: Amnesia, Bellamie, Bighead, Bossman, Boxcar, Buffalo Joe, Charbonne, Courier Ragged, Dead Zone, Dear John, Deviant Plain, Deviant Strain, DimeOtype, Disorder, Double Hitter, Double Vision, Dream Lover, Eastside, Eucaliptus, Eye Doctor, Falcon Brushscript, Falcon Casual, Frankenstein, Frontline, Golden Age, Golden Days, Horror Show, Junglemania, Keystoned, Label Gun, Letterstitch, Letterstitch Plain, Letterstitch Script, Liteweit, Miracolo, Outlaw, Prints Charming, Reerspeer, Romanstone, Saltzburg, Sidewalker, Silverscreen, Spaced Out, Starship Command, Steelyard, Strangelove, Sundance, Superhero, Tapeworm, Time Machine, Tolstoy, Typochondriac, Venus Envy, Verbal Cues, Writing Machine, Xheighter Condensed.

View the TypeArt typeface library. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Typefonts.html newsletter
[Taylor Andrews]

Newsletter created by Taylor Andrews, who made the font "Possibly". [Google] [More]  ⦿

Typeworx

Short-lived Toronto-based commercial foundry (2002-2003). The fonts included: Plumero Script (2002, a sublime connected handwriting font by Diego Giaccone). Reflex (2002, a unicase techno-style font family by Alejandro Paul), Domingo and DomingoAlternates (2002, a funky sans serif pair by Ariel Garofalo) and Frisco (2002, a gorgeous fat didone face by Fredrick Nader). Freddy Nader continued for some time his general advertising and graphic design work at Hardcover Communications [dead link]. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Typodermic
[Ray Larabie]

$ay Larabie (b. 1970) ran Typodermic in Mississauga, ON, which opened in the Fall of 2001. In 2006, it moved to Vancouver, BC, and in 2009 it moved on to Nagoya, Japan. Dafont page. Of course, Ray Larabie has been making fonts since 1996, but those early fonts were freeware. His pre 2001 fonts are grouped under the label Larabie Fonts. In 2001, he set up Typodermic. Latest additions.

The Typodermic fonts:

  • 2014: Rimouski (a rounded geometric font family), Nulshock (techno), Recharge (techno/industrial font), Interrogator Stencil, Strange Alphabets (arts and cratfs font), Angerpoise Lampshade (free).
  • 2013: Numbers With Rings, Shookup (funky cartoon font), Pastrami on Rye (cutout comic book style), Chickweed, Built (a condensed headline sans), Fluctuation (a softly rounded elliptical sans family), Astrochemistry (sci-fi, techno with rounded edges), Snasm (sci-fi).
  • 2012: Zolasixx (inspired by the video game Zaxxon), Ampacity (neon font), Chromakey (a space deco headline font inspired by box art classic video games including Matrix Marauders and Magical Chase), Disassembler (1980s style bitmap font), Zerbydoo (a dot matrix family), Superego (a geometric-techno font inspired by the cabinet graphics for the 1981 Stargate arcade game), Rukyltronic (a set of dot matrix typefaces), Nerdropol (pixel family), Gulkave (rounded pixel font), Cyclopentane, Palamecia (a fat finger poster face), Gameness (a 1990 retro industrial deco font), Camulogen (headline face), Color Basic (a pixel face inspired the by TRS-80 Color Computer), Triac Seventy One (a funky face), Acroyear (retro all-caps headline font), Troll Bait, Strenuous (unicase), Permanence (a retro=futuristic font based on Alvin Toffler's cover of Future Shok, 1970), Clockpunk (octagonal and quaint), Battlemaze (trekkie face), Mixolydian (industrial sans).
  • 2011: Ugocranis (a brutalist typeface), Clipwave, Wheaton (MICR-inspired), Mango Scribble, TRS Million (dot matrix face), Ugogranis (constructivist), Gomoku (paper cut face), From The Internet.
  • 2010: Cranberry Gin (2010, octagonal), Restore (all caps, geometric sans), From The Stars (an elliptical techno family done with Chikako Larabie), Thrusters (space age face), Dream Orphanage, Kengwin (rounded slab serif), Gleaming The Cube (Greek simulation face), Vectipede (a slab serif family), Great Escape (an elliptical sans family), Subrocs (connected script), Hackensack (with Chikako Larabie), Polarband (bilined stackable headline face), Naked Power, Special Forces (a great macho slab serif headline face---watch for awards to roll in), Warugaki (handpainted), Warmer, Honfleur (art deco; with Chikako Larabi), Voivode (a headline face done with Chikako Larabie), Hachimitsu (Asian look face, done with Chikako Larabie), Kadeworth (rounded retro look sans, done with Chikako Larabie), Gnuolane Jump (2010, with Chikako Larabie), Markerfield (brush), Board of Directors (Bank Gothic style family, done with Chikako Larabie), GGX88 (a Swiss sans family), Body Goat, Reversal, Gord (techno), Computechnodigitronic (LED, LCD geek-look font), Bench Grinder, Inklea (a bubbly face), Skygirls (retro brush script), Gloss (a paint brush face based on Champion, 1957, G.G. Lange).
  • 2010: Galderglynn Esquire.
  • 2009: Maqui (an industrial headline sans family), Zingende (art deco family: caps only), Misadventures, Gaz (large retro sans family), Meloriac (heavy display sans), Acrylic Brush, Enamel Brush (a digitization of Catalina, 1955, Emil J. Klumpp), DDT (neutral sans), Thump (fat, casual), Desperate Glamour, Pricedown (an update of his free 1990s font, patterned after the lettering on The Price Is Right show), Mitigate (monoline and slabbed; has some typewriter styles), Catwing, Walken (slab serif stencil), Silicone (soft rounded sans family), Movatif (sans), Gunplay (a stencil family inspired by the poster for the 1972 Steve McQueen/Ali MacGraw film The Getaway), Fragile Bombers (octagonal), Forgotten Futurist (techno sans, 19 styles), Bullpen (slab serif), Coolvetica, Duality, Good Times, Strenuous, Shlop (paint-drip style), Dirty Baker's Dozen (stencil), Junequil (VAG Rounded style), Owned (graffiti), Domyouji, Threefourtysixbvarrel (stencil), Enacti, Uniwars (futuristic, 16 styles).
  • 2008: Madawaska (a rugged slab serif), Ebenezer (grunge), Gnuolane Stencil, Raincoat, Report School (avant garde sans), Jesaya, Carouselambra (art nouveau), Debusen (rounded), Barge (military font), Renju (2008, potato or rubber stamp print face), Otoboke (handlettered), Hit (informal hand), R6 D8 (futuristic sans family), Rexlia (an octagonal machinistic family), Hybrea (a display sans with TV screen rounding), Sweater School, Tussilago (2008, a neutral sans family), Presicav (extended sans), Hover Unit, Addlethorpe (grunge), Scheme (rounded sans), Usurp (bouncy poster lettering), Negotiate (technical sans family), Divulge, Sewn, Gnoulane (condensed sans), Moja, Teeshirt (old typewriter face), Pound (art deco marries grunge), Graveblade (heavy metal font), Synthemesc (psychedelic anti-Starbucks font), Chysotile (white on black grunge), Cardigan (sans), Gurkner (balloon style), Reagan (grunge).
  • 2007: Tight (a copy of Dean Morris's 1976 Letraset chrome font Quicksilver), Headlight, Meloche (a 3-style grotesk), Octin Spraypaint (grunge stencil), Octin Vintage (grunge), Bouffant (script), Octin Prison (stencil), Octin Sports (octagonal), Octin College (octagonal, for sports jerseys), Octin Stencil (free octagonal font family), Burnaby Stencil (stencil), Superclarendon, Conceal, Ohitashi, Stud (grunge), Bristles (grunge), Skirt, Cotton (grunge), Kelvingrove (a bit of copperplate gothic, rounded and shaved), Augustine, Containment, Snowa, Veriox, Scrubby, Transmute, Sheaff, Injekuta (techno), Rinse (grunge), Polyflec, Domyouji (square sans), Winthorpe (old style), Cutiful (script), Flyswim (grunge), Dirtstorm (spray-painted stencil), Shnixgun (grunge), Neuzon (grunge), Oxeran (old typewriter), PRINTF (grunge all caps monospaced), Akazan (sans), Nyxali (a metal tag face), Meloriac (an extra bold Futura inspired face), Nesobrite (25 styles of Bank Gothic lookalikes), Meloriac (headline sans), Walnut (graffiti face), Gnuolane (a narrow sans), Edifact (a damaged computer font), Darkheart, Stampoo (squarish), Raymond (rough script), Hayate (oriental look), Telephoto. The entire Octin series is free at DaFont.
  • 2006: Octynaz (grunge), Paltime (ornamented), Jolie Ecriture Desard (children's hand), Mango (comic book face), Desard (child's hand), Bulltoad, Lerku (eroded serif), Charbroiled (also eroded), Ceroxa (eroded stencil), Nagomi (a chiseled-look Asian font based on calligraphy of Chikako Suzuki from Nagoya), Whiterock, Yellande, Chilopod (a futuristic face inspired by the logo from the 1980s videogame, Atari Centipede), Order, Goldburg (based on a typeface by George Bowditch, 1957), Laserjerks (2006, brutalist), Milibus (futuristic), Bonobo (serifed), Ohitashi, Sarasori (TV-tube shaped face in the style of Oban), Structia (an octagonal family), Betaphid (octagonal), Gendouki (futuristic stencil), Slugger (athletic lettering), Marianas (a gorgeous art deco face), Lineavec (octagonal), Corzinair (serif family), Buxotic (a great caps face), Cinecav X (for closed caption TV and DVD), Salsbury (comic book face), Lonsdale (loosely based on a font called Parkway Script, which was designed by Emil Hirt in 1964), Alepholon (futuristic), Kwokwi, Mikadan (a tribute to Stephenson Blake's Verona from 1948, which was in turn based on William Dana Orcutt's Humanistic from 1904), Marion (a beautiful transitional family), Quasix (hookish), Skraype (grunge stencil), Bleeker (casual lettering), Linefeed (monospaced line printer font), Draculon (a casual face inspired by the letterforms of William Orcutt's humanistic font from 1904 which was in turn based on an Italian manuscript from 1485), Mahavishnu (a mix between 1970s psychedelics and art nouveau), Doradani (a corporate identity sans family), Korotaki (futuristic).
  • 2005: Kadonk (a Halloween face), Report (a VAG-Rounded style face), Croteau (a poster face), Heroid (ook face), Barrista (informal script), Wyvern (sans serif), Wubble (like puddles of water), Caryn (casual script), Folder (a rigid sans family), Venacti (a futuristic family), Xenara (a keyboard lettering family), Emory (a destructionist sans family), Ligurino (neat sans&serif family), Biondi (update of Copperplate Gothic; followed in 2010 by Biondi Sans; these copperplate style faces are in the style of AT Sackers), Byington (Trajan column lettering), Sayso Chic, Expressway (28 weights, a highway signage family), Algol (pixel type), Meposa (fat display face), Tandelle (condensed), Vigo, Maychurch, Mecheria, Vactic (dot matrix), Zosma, Topstitch, Windpower, Llandru, Soap (a creative extension of Cooper Black, with dingbats), Kleptocracy (1999-2005), Owned, Rimouski (sans), Burnstown Dam (2005, a wooden plank font), Sinzano (sans with opentype ligatures galore; compare, e.g., House Ed Interlock), Zamora.
  • 2004: Affluent, Threefortysixbarrel (stencil face), Tank, Telidon (dot matrix face), Funboy, Neuropol X, Neuropol Nova, Mufferaw (comic book face), Larabiefont, Zekton (techno), Strenuous 3D, Silentina (advertised as "a silent movie font"), Amienne (brush script), Fenwick Outline (free), Betsy Flanagan (1998, a keyboard face), Boopee (children's handwriting), Pirulen (in the general Bank Gothic style), Zalderdash.
  • 2003: Zupiter, Blue Highway.
  • Before 2002: the dot matrix family Telidon, Telidon Ink, the architectural font Jillican (octagonal), Snowgoose, Bomr, Pakenham, Neuropol, Nasalization, Fenwick, Kleptocracy DLX, Sui Generis, Dirty Bakers Dozen (faded stencil), Minya Nouvelle, Asterisp, Chinese Rocks, Jillsville (great artsy Courier), Ulian, Wevli (including Wevli Dingbats), Sappy Mugs (funny mugshots), Sofachrome (1999, inspired by Pontiac car emblems), Eden Mills (1999).

MyFonts interview. Fontspace link.

Catalog of the Typodermic library in decreasing order of popularity. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Typsettra
[Leslie Usherwood]

Toronto-based type house and foundry run by the most famous of all Canadian type designers, Leslie Usherwood (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. Other designers associated with Typsettra included David Anderson. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

UCAS font
[Ronald B. Ogawa]

"This font implements the Unified Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics encoding as defined in Michael Everson's pDAM and includes some additional characters that were missing from the original proposal. " This is the BallymunRO family by Ronald B. Ogawa, 1999, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. It has characters for Cyrillic, Greek, Cree, Naskapi, Ojibwe and Inuktitut. See also here for these fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ulric Fonts Online (UFO)

Ulric Auger posts some links to font sites. [Google] [More]  ⦿

University of Toronto

The University of Toronto generously scans in many old copyright-free books, including many texts on typography and type design. [Google] [More]  ⦿

University of Toronto

Affiliated with the University of Toronto, Massey College has material on the history of printing, papermaking, bookbinding, palaeography, calligraphy, and type design. The collections also include the papers of Canadian graphic designers Carl Dair and Allan Fleming. The Robertson Davies Library, Massey College, is located at 4 Devonshire Place, one block east of St George and one block south of Bloor Street in Toronto. Check also the Thomas Fisher Rare Books Library nextdoor, which includes the Cooper and Beatty Collection [over one thousand broadsides, pamphlets and books from the Canadian typographic firm of Cooper and Beatty, including Christmas cards and advertisements of its services. Designers represented are Stuart Ash, Tony Crawford, Carl Dair, Jim Donoahue, Allan Fleming, Tony Mann, Jake Sneep, and W.E. "Jack" Trevett]. [Google] [More]  ⦿

University of Typography

Online university. [Google] [More]  ⦿

University of Western Ontario

Bembo truetype font, from Adobe. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Unjamie

Canadian designer of Cindy's Handwriting (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Uta Hinrichs
[Fatfonts]

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Val Fullard
[TechnoFace Digital Type Foundry]

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Vanessa Chia

Toronto-based designer of the octagonal typeface Kezia (2013).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Varun Vachhar

Indian-born tudent at KABK, Den Haag, who also claims Canada as his residence. He designed ConsoleFont (2010), a (free) typeface in which all letters are inspired by elements of a computer.

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

Vaughn Royko

Vaughn (b. 1986) is based in Medicine Hat, Alberta. He created the pixelish face UNDATAME (2009), as well as Vinc. Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Vedran Lukic

Vancouver-based designer of Post-It Type (2013).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Veer

Vendor of Adobe, Alias, Red Rooster, Shinn Type, Letraset Fontek and Device fonts. Shinn Type's Morphica exclusively here.

In October 2003, Veer acquired Jason Walcott's Jukebox Type Foundry, and adds it to the Test Pilot Collective Foundry whose faces it also sells exclusively. One of the founding members is Calgary-based type designer Grant Hutchinson. One of the sub-collections is called Umbrella. In 2004, they added a few faces from Fountain and Font Bureau. New type announcements.

In 2007, Veer was bought by Corbis, a Bill Gates company. Typographers predicted that Veer would disappear soon after that, but this did not happen.

Finally, on January 2, 2012, we learn that Veer will not be acquiring and selling licences for new typefaces. The collection will be frozen in time. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Victor Gad

Canadian designer (b. Poland) of ITC TotSpots (1997, dingbats for children). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Victoria Breton

Canadian design and 3d modeling artist. Creator of the curly hand-printed typeface Nanaimo (2013).

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Villatype
[Mandy Milks]

Mandy Milks' blog about type found in public spaces. See also here. Based in Toronto. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Vince Lau

Calgary-based creator of Hover Point (2014, hipster typeface). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Vince Lo

Vince Lo is a communication designer currently working and living in Vancouver Canada, where he recently graduated from Emily Carr University of Art + Design with a Bachelor of Design. In 2011, he created the Collator family at Practice Foundry: Collator is a typeface designed to achieve greater harmony between Chinese characters and Latin letterforms when set together.

Narrator (2012) is a neutral sans.

Klingspor link. Behance link. Studio Faculty Design & Research link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Vlad Rudakov
[Vladvertising Studio]

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Vladvertising Studio
[Vlad Rudakov]

Design studio in Toronto. Run by Vlad Rudakov (b. 1988, Russia), it started selling fonts in 2010 via MyFonts. Its first font is the Treefrog-genre face Reading Frequency (2010). In 2013, Vlad published the plump counterless typeface Donut.

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

Wahiba Bukhari

Wahiba Bukhari is a graphic designer located in Toronto and a graduate of the York University/Sheridan Institute Specialized Honours Bachelor of Design program. She created One Eighty (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Wayne Sharpe

Toronto-based designer at Apostrophic Labs of some geometric dingbats such as Ovulution I and Ovulution II (Wayne Sharpe). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Wendy Elliott

Designer of the free Canadian native font Nakaway. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Whitney Peterson

Graphic designer in Vancouver who created a couple of unnamed display typefaces in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Will Longaphie

Canadian graphic, web and type designer in Vancouver. Behance link. His typefaces there:

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William Shaw

William Shaw (Ottawa, Ontario) created the funky typeface Clampett in 2013.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

wkklee
[Lee Wai Kei]

Lee Wai Kei's Canadian foundry. Creator of the super art deco font Bohy (2007). Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Wm. Ross Mills

Designer (b. Vancouver, 1970) of high-quality faces at Tiro Typeworks in Vancouver, which he co-founded with John Hudson. He created Plantagenet (1995, a great transitional type family: the OpenType extension of 2004 is called Plantagenet Novus), 1530 Garamond (1994), and Academia (1995), three full font families. Academia2 (Mills, 2006-2007) is a complete redesign of the 1996 sans family.

In 2000, Tiro was commissioned by the government of the new Canadian Arctic territory of Nunavut to design a set of Inuktitut and Latin script fonts. That font family is called Pigiarniq (Mills; see also here). He is working on Maxwell (also since 2005), a text face designed for the typesetting of mathematical and scientific texts.

With Marian Bantjes, he created the ornamental font Restraint (2007), which won an award at TDC2 2008.

The book family Huronia was designed from 2005-2010. The Pro version, which is currently in development, expands upon the standard character/glyph set, with targeted language and script support for languages of the Americas, including Canadian Syllabics, Cherokee, Latin and Latin derivatives for Americanist orthographies, IPA and support for arbitrary accent positioning. Polytonic Greek will also be included in the Pro version. It was published by Rosetta Type in 2013. There are small differences in language coverage between the original font from 2010 and the Rosetta version of 2013, but they promise that these will be evened out. PDF file of the 2010 original.

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

Yili Lou

Vancouver-based designer of the dot matrix typeface Ink (2013). This typeface was created during Yili's studies at Emily Carr University. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yitz Woolf

Canadian designer of a Hebrew font. [Google] [More]  ⦿

You set the scene

Essay by Nick Shinn on typefaces designed by Canadians. Copy of a paper in "Graphic Exchange". [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yukon Native Language Centre

The Yukon Native Language Centre, or YNLC, created the YNLC Csrefi font package (truetype) which can be used for eight Yukon languages. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yuzlem Cholak

Toronto-based creator of the decorative alphabet Mirror Type (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Zachary Lucier

Canadian designer (b. 2001) of the cloud-themed typeface Blobify (2012, FontStruct) and of the hand-printed outline faces Randy (2012), Bubbled (2012), A Typewriter For Me (2012, iFontMaker), and Epic Awesomeness (2012). Best Font Evar (2012, iFontMaker) is a fat finger font. Once Upon A Time (2013) is a nibbed pen font. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Zal Moxe

Design student in Toronto, who is working on this unicase font (2005) which combines OCR with Startrek. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Zang-O-Fonts
[Jamie Nazaroff]

Zang-O-Fonts is a foundry in Guelph, Ontario, run by Jamie Nazaroff. [They used to be located in Orangeville, Ontario.] Nazaroff specializes in techno fonts. There are a few free fonts such as Stylechild (2003), Chemo, Slowhand, TechnoviaCaps and Gustavus.

Among the not-so-free fonts, I like Marc Anthony (an irregular Times-Roman), Boochie and the display fonts Brody and Duesenberg (1996).

Newer fonts include Pillowbiter, Shiloh, Lush (1996), Streamliner, McGurdy, Tiramisu, Dexy (1998---the typical retro techno look), Zygose, Eight (2002, geometric font), Lightspeed (1997), Thik, the Carmichael Theorum, Lawyerbait (2002), Koobler (2003, a lively roman font), Obsessed (2011, Monotype Imaging), Perpetuity, Thrombolus, Thik, Nuclear Standard, and CharleyStyle (1999).

Showcase of Zang-O-Fonts's typefaces at MyFonts. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Zara

Canadian designer of the hand-printed face Hyperbole (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Zara Yow

Aka ZBY. Canadian creator of the hand-printed typefaces Hyperbole (2012), Cherry Pie (2012), Aeric (2012), and Ducky (2012).

Fontspace link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Zbigniew Koziol

Polish fonts: links, explanations, code tables, maintained by Zbigniew Koziol. Read about the following codings of the special Polish characters: Mazovia, Dom Handlowy Nauki, Cyfromat, Microvex, LOGIC, IEA = Instytut Energii Atomowej w Swierku, IBM Latin-2 (DOS - Latin-2, CP852), ISO Latin-2 (ISO-8859-2), CP1250 = Microsoft Windows Code Page 1250, also called a Latin-2. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Zdzislaw Beksinski
[Joana Patrasc]

Polish abstract and surrealist illustrator active in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, whose freehand sketches inspired an expressive typeface by Joana Patrasc (Toronto) in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Zetafonts (Tangram Studio)
[Peter von Zezschwitz]

At 40 dollars per font, Peter von Zezschwitz's Durham, Ontario-based company digitized Art Nouveau designs created by M.J. Gradl, Philip Morris and other of their less well-known contemporaries. Mac or Windows. Great-looking faces. Not to be confused with the foundry ZETAFonts! Fontnames: Gradler, Greta, Gretchen, Heinisch, Kaiser (minimalist unicase font), Lydia (drop caps), Florentia, Mahlau (has also astrological symbols), Mirror, Odilia, Morelia, Pinks, Ramona, Blautopf (Fraktur), Vintago (caps). Odilia, Vintago and Morelia are beautiful Uncial/Celtic fonts. I say "Bravo!". Write-up at FontNews. Feena Casual and others are free at Eksten. [Google] [More]  ⦿