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FONT RECOGNITION VIA FONT MOOSE
Ornamental caps typefaces
In 2010, he went commercial as 2D Typo. The first typeface at 2D typo was the modular pixelish Pressure Drop 2D (2010). This was followed by Ornamental Deco 2D (2010, art deco ornaments), Rally Symbols 2D (2010), Mascaron2D (2010, by Iryna Korchuk), Depot Trapharet 2d (2010, a stencil based on the tram lettering in Lviv), Ascetic 2D (2005-2010), Hutsulyandiya (2010, extraordinary ornaments by Iryna Korchuk), Simeon (2010, calligraphic), Cranked Pipe 2D (2011), Tripyllia 2D (2011, ornaments of the neolithic Trypillya culture), and Ukrainian Barokko (2010, a calligraphic typeface by Genadij Zarechnjuk), Historism Border (2011, border ornaments), Moreske 2D (2012, ornaments), Geomanticus (2012, modular squarish sans).
Typefaces from 2013: Bandelwerk (borders), Digital Stitch, Modern Wave (ornaments based on Alphonse Mucha), Hopferian (Roman caps after engravings by Daniel Hopfer (1470-1536)---typeface completed with help of Mariya Sokil), Simple Ribbon (art nouveau dingbats).
In 2014, Dmitry Rastvortsev, Lukyan Turetsky, and Henadij Zarechnjuk cooperated on the design of the free Latin / Cyrillic handwriting typeface Kobzar KS, which is based on the handwriting of Taras Shnvchenko, a famous Ukrainian poet, artist and philosopher.
Typefaces from 2015: Finetitle (ornaments for headers), Gothic Herbarium (a floriated ornamental font based on the Gothic Revival ornaments developed by Augustus Pugin (1812-1852)), Old Depot (rough stencil), Francesca (decorative caps).
Typefaces from 2017: Military Symbols.
Typefaces from 2018: Strapwork (four ornamental typefaces with friezes, borders and motifs modeled after Balthasar Bos (1554) and 16th century mannerism).
414 General Store
French designer of an initial caps face at the end of the 19th century. Turbayne was associated with the Carlson Studio, and penned Monograms and Ciphers (republished by Dover in 1968). [Google] [More] ⦿
A New Machine
Foundry, est. 2011, in Raleigh, NC, by Kent Swecker. A New Machine created the beautiful hairline hand-printed typeface Hair Line (2011), Sweck Sans (2011, a sans with some contrast and a large x-height), Unstable (2011, a paper cut face), the sketch typeface Crosshatch (2011), and the modular FontStruct-like typeface Model UR (2011).
Typefaces from 2014: Art Party (a festive hand-drawn typeface co-designed with with Erin Solomon), Carawan (a rounded sans family), Back and Forth, Fat Nib (splatter brush face), Smoot (whimsical typeface).
Typefaces from 2017: Down With The King (a great techno headline typeface).
New Delhi, India-based designer of the decorative caps alphabet Temples of India (2016) and the ancient column and doorway-inspired Ellora (2017, named after Aurangabad's Ellora Caves). [Google] [More] ⦿
Johannes Birkenbach (b. 1956, Ludwigshafen) began his career with D. Stempel AG in 1983 drawing typefaces and moved to digital typeface design and development while working at Linotype in Germany and then Monotype in the UK. Since 1994 Johannes has operated his own design studio, ABC Design, and has worked with Ascender since 2004 on many font projects. In 2008, he joined Ascender Corp and is associated with its German branch.
Based in Pirmasens, Germany, his fonts include the Bijoux, Palazzo Caps (1997), Palazzo Text (2004), Jeunesse (1993), Jeunesse Slab (1993), Jeunesse Sans (1993), Cicero Caps (1996), Ambiente (2004), Jocelyn, Jonas, Ulissa, and Perrywood (Monotype, 1993).
Abdul Hapiz Hilman
Dutch foundry in Bergen op Zoom. Psychoscout is an initial caps font, originally developed for the Psychoscout record by Flat Earth Society (2006). It was made commercial in 2011. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Adam Grason (aka Zadok44) is an Orlando, FL (and before that, Kansas City, MO)-based illustrator at Disney. He designed the Victorian ornamental families Blair (2012) and Patmos (2011). It is unclear whether Grey Sans (2014) and Quire (2014) are typefaces. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Bandung, Indonesia-based designer of Okinami (2014), a remarkable all caps typeface that emulates the famous ukiyoe painting of Katsuhiko Hokusai entitled The Great Wave off Kanagawa. [Google] [More] ⦿
Creator of the free ornamental caps typeface Broken Skate Deck (2012).
Hofkonditor (court confectioner) in Detmold, Germany. Author of Schriften-Album fur Konditoren nebst Monogrammen und Tortenschildern (ca. 1910, Heinrich Killinger, Konditoreibucherverlag, Nordhausen). This wonderful book shows many decorative capital alphabets designed mainly for decorating pies, cakes, and pastries. Local PDF file for that book. [Google] [More] ⦿
Aguascalientes, Mexico-based designer of the decorative caps typeface Muximbal (2016), a typeface based on Mayan patterns developed during his studies at Universidad Autonoma de Aguascalientes. [Google] [More] ⦿
Creator at FontStruct of Aeolien (2011, alphadings), Gazebo Line Aeo (2012), Chateau d'Air (2013, castles), Like Fabergé (2013, oval), Fold Line (2013, a sewing font), Toothache (2013), Linoleum (2013), Sandor Basic Stripes (2013), Compass Norden (2013, a dot matrix font), Sambuccus (2013), Abneuroniques (2013, neurotic typeface), Zebra (2013, horizontally striped), Amazed (2013, maze font), Card Reading (2013), 3paths (2013), Raidho (2013), Floraeolien (2013, flower dings), the Art of Square series (2013), and Ostara Egg Box (2013, ornamental caps for Easter).
Typefaces from 2014: Ceques (op-art), Indentional, The Tunnels of Tralyoxx, ClickPop Beads, Blue Moon, Nurdal's Walk (LED font), Dumultix (techno, in De Stijl fashion, based on Mondrian), Wever Ding, My Unintended, Haltero, Linuta, Murexa, Abfahrt, Arrivee Mercredi, Mabon (vintage slab serif, art nouveau), Treat or Trick, Aerix Stencil Serify, Noba M, Plaque Emaille (white-on-black), Gleiteri, Strega nona, Kubetus (artsy), Kubetuffo, Pixiel, Werner, Free Masonry, Airy Brickwork, Aerix Stencil Sans, Sim Card, Kerbe, Fool's Beans, Gift Tag (alphadings), Tag Letters, Varsity Outline UC.
Typefaces from 2015: 3Fino, S-chablo Sans (stencil), August, Shifted (op-art), Arroed, Apprentice Quill, Spitze, Melusine.
Affolter und Gschwind AG
Werner Affolter ran a phototype and printing company in Basel, Switzerland, called Affolter und Gschwind AG, Fotosatz&Reprotechnik. In 1981, Affolter published an extensive catalog entitled Letterama that showed over one thousand alphabets. Few of those were original, so I suspect he acted as a vendor of sorts, but at least a couple seemed original, or were claimed to be original or exclusive: Guigoz, Moby Dick. Moby Dick was revived in 2014 by Nick Curtis as Call Me Ishmael NF.
Some examples of the types shown, in alphabetical order: Antique Wood MP363 (art nouveau), Antique Wood MP 364 (oriental simulation face) [the Antique Wood series is quite extensive, and is just numbered], B+T Classic (roman), Bernhard Fett, Beton Fine Line (typewriter), Burko (avant garde family), fonts starting with G, Gaston Fett (a squarish gothic typeface also called Gipsy), Gaston Halbfett (also called Grassy), Gemini Computer, Germanic Sans (more avant garde and Lubalin-style glyphs), Hollandse Mediaeval, Hollywood (a 3d decorative family), typefaces starting with K, Lineamarca (slabby), Linear (avant garde, geometric monoline), Melen (experimental, geometric), Meola Bookman swash (decorative), Metro (art nouveau, after the Metroploitaine font), Moraine (squarish), the Old Foundry sub-collection [another mysterious numbered collection; examples include some uncials, and some more art nouveau typefaces, some Victorian ornamental typefaces (F260 through F262), more art nouveau (MP418 through MP420) and blackletter typefaces (MP421)], Pierrot (psychedelic, groovy), Phydian (one of many Western style ornamental typefaces), Ronda, Roulette, Roulette Schattiert (=Rajah) (more Western fare), Ruby (shaded caps), Runic Small (condensed), Rustic (wood log look), typefaces starting with S, Spengler Gothik, St. Clair (ornamental), Zither (calligraphic script). [Google] [More] ⦿
Indonesian designer of the grunge typeface Metal Sketchvetica (2011) and Diamondpoint (2013, a modular typeface).
In 2019, he published the decorative caps typeface Star Force Nesia.
Warsaw, Poland-based designer of magnificent experimental typefaces in various vector formats. These include:
Jakarta, Indonesia-based designer of a great set of decorative caps in 2016. Designer of the commercial display typeface Mazij (2016).
Pottstown (Philadelphia)-based designer and PostScript font hacker who ran Prescott Design and now Alan Jay Prescott Typography, but was also involved in other ventures such as the Black Walnut Winery. Originally from Greenfield, MA, he graduated from Saddleback College. He advertizes himself as Leader in PostScript Open Type Font development specializing in the revival of print-only letterforms into digital typographic materials. Alan created three substantial sans typefaces families with many weights starting from hairline, almost in the fashion mag style: Clemente (2011), Ultima (2011), Passion Sans (2011, a Peignotian family).
Additional typefaces: the Bizarre series (decorative caps), Advertisers Gothic PD (2010: a large family based on Robert Wiebking's ugly original from 1917), APT Antique, Crayon PDS (2013, a decorative Victorian family), APT Caslon 76 (1997, based on a Compugraphics original), APT Feinen Inline (1997, after Henry Mikiewicz, 1983), APT Millais (1995, unknown origin), APT New Abel Cursive (1996, a revival of Bernie Abel's Abel Cursive (Compugraphic, 1974)), APT New Artcraft (1996), APT New LSC Book (1996, after a 1970 original by Lubalin Smith Carnese), APT New Classic Rubber Stamp (1996: based on DeVinne by G.F. Schroeder, 1890; F.W. Goudy 1898), APT New Hearst (1995, based on an original from Inland Type Foundry, 1901, which was famously ripped off from Goudy; the Italic was by Carl Schraubstadter, 1904), APT New Ticonderoga (1995-1996), APT New Woolly West (1995), APT Horizon Initials (1995), APT New Gill Floriated (1995), Old Gothic Initials Plain (1995: Lombardic caps), Pfister Bible Gothic APT Cameo (1997, blackletter caps), APT Saint Nick (1995: snow-themed caps).
His 19th century series, all made in 1995 or 1996: APT New Abramesque, APT New Alferata (psychedelic), APT New Armenian, APT New Belmont (Victorian), APT New Brenda, APT New Cabinet, APT New Caprice, APT New Dawson, APT New Euclid, APT New Linden, APT New Madison, APT New Moorish, APT New Mystic, APT New Rollo (Victorian), APT New Slapstick (wooden plank font), APT New Spiral, APT New Stephen Ornate, APT New Teahouse, APT New Viola, APT Novelty Script.
The wood type collection of Alan Prescott:
Albatross (or: Font Deals)
Albatross is Jay Hilgert's foundry in Oklahoma City, OK, est. 2008. Before Albatross, Jay Hilgert ran Bittbox (or: BB Free Fonts), a site dedicated to free clipart and vector art.
Typefaces from 2008 include the informal outline typeface Tire Shop, the informal 3d shadow typeface Blox (2008), the 3-d wood typeface Baja California, the stunning four-style family called BB Petie Boy (which includes an ornamental caps style, a grunge style, a blackboard style and a sketch style), Fusty Saddle, 23rd Street (a graffiti font) and Whiteboard Modern.
In 2009, he followed up with Oil Change (3d, hand-drawn).
In 2011, he created the futuristic family Naughty Astronaut (+Cowboy), the Western typeface ABTS Gunsmoke, the connected retro script typeface ABTS Milk, ABTS Feather Pen, ABTS Oklahoma (retro deco), ABTS Aviator (2011, art deco caps face), and ABTS Day of the Dead (ornamental skulls, Mexican style), ABTS Crestwing (an inline caps face), Helios Pro.
Typefaces from 2013 include Boom (a comic book typeface family, with hand-drawn Boom Symbols).
Typefaces from 2014: Signyard (a retro overlay font family that evokes motel signage), Microbrew (letterpress emulation in many increasingly grungy styles, accompanied by Ornaments and Banners), Sparhawk (a 3d layered display font), Castor One (wood and letterpress style), Altus (a hand-drawn elliptical sans, +Altus Extras: ornaments).
In the book Divertimento (Editlivre, Paris), Albert Legault (UQAM, Montreal, Canada) published the decorative art nouveau caps alphabet Eugene Grasset (2015). PDF file for the Eugene Grasset alphabet [120MB]. [Google] [More] ⦿
Alberto Rodríguez Diaz
Mysterious outfit that used to be located at 731 S La Brea Avenue in Los Angeles, CA 90036. Between 1997 and 2000 it modified and improved some existing fonts. There is also an Aldus company (but this time related to Mark Myers in San Diego) that used to bundle its fonts with TypeTwister---this may or may not be a different company. Fonts from Aldus that are traveling the internet include AestheticPlain, AllegroSwashes, Angel, Angel, AssayExtraExtended, AssayRimmed, Cardinal, Cruickshank, Dainty, Dominican, FantasiaCaps (based on Fantasia from the Aridi Initial Caps Vol. III), GothicCaps (based on Gothic from the Aridi Initial Caps Vol. I), Lettresombrees, LubnaCaps (based on Lubna from the Aridi Initial Caps Vol. II), Nabel (based on Nabel from the Aridi Initial Caps Vol. I), Napoli (based on Napoli from the Aridi Initial Caps Vol. II), Penelope, Regal (based on Regal from the Aridi Initial Caps Vol. I), Romant (based on Romant from the Aridi Initial Caps Vol. III), Royal (based on Royal from the Aridi Initial Caps Vol. II), Spire, SpireAlt, SpireExtraLight, SpireExtraLightAlt, SpireShaded, WahingtonAntiqueOpen. Fontspace link. [Google] [More] ⦿
London-based designer of an untitled decorative 3d caps typeface in 2012.
Alex Purdy is a visual communicator and illustrator, and type enthusiast, who lives in Delaware. He graduated from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, earning his BFA graphic design in 2003. He made nice hand-drawn fonts (images only on his web page: lightning stencil, illuminati font, flim flam, puzzle stencil, old school wifi), and created many modular/octagonal fonts (computer destroy, prick, impalia, boxcutter, bubble deco,&plasmasoft). His illustrated caps font called Hypertype, done with Luke Ramsey in 2008, is a piece of art. [Google] [More] ⦿
Alex Traian Munteanu
Brooklyn, NY-based grandson of Joan Trochut of Super-Veloz fame, b. 1981, Barcelona. After completing his studies at Elisava Escola Superior de Disseny in Barcelona, Alex established his own design studio in Barcelona before relocating to New York City.
He is the codesigner with Andreu Balius of SuperVeloz (2005, TypeRepublic), a digital version of his grandfather's typeface. It won an award at the TDC2 2005 type competition. Balius says about this typeface originally created by Joan Trochut from 1920-1980: Super-Veloz could be considered as an Ornamental type design, but in its core it is an experimental typeface based on a set of modular features that, with the combining of its modules, a great range of typefaces, ornaments ---even illustrations---, could be made. That is perhaps the most interesting experiment in early modern type design ever made in Spain during the immediate years after the War. The lecture, considering the borders between type design and ornament design, will introduce the context where Joan Trochut's Super-Veloz was produced (from sketches to published brochures and speciments) in 1942. Also will explain how Super-Veloz works. It is really a "type-ornament" design that could be considered on the edge of what we call type design.
Alex has created design, illustration and typography for a diverse range of clients: Nike, Adidas, The Rolling Stones, Katy Perry, BBC, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, The Guardian, The New York Times and Time Magazine. Alex Trochut's lettering must be seen to be believed---it has to be genetic transmission. Recurring themes include adorned initials and modular types. His numerical all-caps alphabet for British Airways is phenomenal and pushes the bling-bling to the fashionable extreme. Stunning dollar sign drawn by him in 2007 for Acido Surtido.
In 2013, Barcelona-based creative agency, Herraiz Soto commissioned Alex Trochut to create an original typeface collection titled Raw for Notegraphy.
In 2017, he made the color font Megazero at Fontself in Opentype SVG format.
In 2018, Alex Trochut and Sudtipos cooperated on Utopian and Dystopian. Utopian is a color font family based on primary colors and pure geometric shapes, influenced by Bauhaus and De Stijl. Dystopian, its black and white companion with square features of Renner's original Futura drawings, emits a darker look and evokes Trumpian gloom and doom.
Winner at Tipos Latinos 2018 of a type design award for Isografia.
In 2020, he co-designed Ragtag (a ragtag of capitals) with Rodrigo Fuenzalida for In-House International.
Artist and illustrator in Kazakhstan. Specializing in decorative caps typefaces, he created Isometric (2015, 3d caps), Funny Cartoon (2015), Mechanical (2015), Headline Serif (2015), Funny Summer (2015), Cartoon Robot (2015), Cartoon Colorful Robot (2015), and Headline Bold Serif (2015). In 2016, he designed the vector format typeface Aweseome Script. [Google] [More] ⦿
Alexandr Galuzin (was: Tangramus)
Pavlodar, Kazakhstan-based designer (b. 1987) of the medieval calligraphic typeface Square Capitals (2014, Latin and Cyrillic), the uncial typeface Uncial (2015) and the Trajan typeface Capitalis Monumentalis (2015). In 2015, he designed the angular and angry straight-edged typeface KZ Kirpich, the tangram-inspired German expressionist typeface Tangramus, and the Latin / Cyrillic deco typeface Kvadrat.
In 2015, he set up the commercial type foundry Alexandr Galuzin. His first commercial typeface is Golovolomka (a modern blackletter).
In 2017, he designed the fat stenci typeface Growling.
French youngster (b. 1994) who created the simple hand-drawn typeface Newjosh (2012) and the grungy typeface Smoky Cloud (2012). He also made the African look caps typeface Tribalistik Tatwu (2012). [Google] [More] ⦿
Alexey Dombrovskiy was born in 1964 in Russia (Uzlovaya, Tula region). He graduated from the Tula Polytechnical Institute in 1986. He works in book design. He cooperates with various publishing houses and designs books for the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Russian Entomological Society, the Moscow State University, the Tula State University, and printed matter for the Bolshoi Theatre, the Moscow Kremlin Museums, the State Hermitage Museum. Author of some articles on the history of initials, a topic about which he spoke at ATypI 2008 in St. Petersburg. In that talk, he covered these phases of initial caps development in Russia:
During her studies at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, AR, Allison Lea Armstrong designed Architecture Anatomy Font (2016, decorative caps) and the related artchitect (2016). [Google] [More] ⦿
Alphabet Agency Font Foundry
Aka Alphabet Agency and Alphabet Agent. Jon (or Jonathan) Swinn is based in Preston, UK. He designed these typefaces in 2014: Hellfire, Halberdier, Norseman, Order of Calatrava, Lancaster Castle, Santa Rosa (ornamental caps), Arcade, Captain Regular, Captain Shipwreck, Strobe Stencil, Gunslinger (spurred Western font), Street Stencil (+Overspray, +Grime), Abandoned Saloon Font (Western typeface).
In 2015, he made the free speed-themed sports font Top Speed, the baseball logo font Benchmark, the tattoo font Hellfire Club and the decorative caps typeface Santa Rosa.
Typefaces from 2016: Rangers (spurred), Four Potato Farm, Peacemaker (spurred family), Potato Farm, Hammer & Anvil, Mughals (Victorian), Mughals Distressed, Zero 2 Sixty (speed emulation techno font), Neodigital (free; inside the font we find the date 2012 though).
Typefaces from 2017: Megapowerz (all caps, cartoon or comic book style typeface), Physico (techno), Gamerica (beveled techno typeface), Monster Truck, Shift (a technical speed emulation font), Urban Tribe (grungy stencil).
Typefaces from 2018: Ice Champs, Baseball Champs, Pro Hockey Champs.
Typefaces from 2019: Cicero, Sports Headline (an octagonal sports font), Outline 99.
Alphabets drawn in many forms include these renderings, as reported in U&LC:
Two beautiful (shareware) caps fonts by Kevin Andrew Murphy from San Jose, CA: DeathDance (2000, based on drawings of Hans Holbein the Younger, circa 1523), WitchHunt1 (2000, witch dingbats). [Google] [More] ⦿
He created Foldgami, Apollo 13 (techno, futuristic), Fatgami, Origamia, Paper Roll, Alt Retro (2010, multilined family), Alt Tiwo (2010, fat counterless), Alt Matey (2010, a family that includes a multiline style; the piano key typeface Alt Matey V2 followed in 2012), ALT Lautus (2010, a minimalistic monoline sans family), Japanese Cities Type Experiment (2010), ALT Alternatice (2010), ALT Vxt11 (2010, a high-contrast art deco octagonal face), ALT Aeon (2010, a unicase but multiline family), Alt Re 32 (2010, techno), ALT Mun (2010, a curlified family), ALT Breo (2011, octagonal family), ALT Exline (2011), Jun Script (2011, connected contemporary upright script), ALT Ayame (2011, condensed squarish family ain the piano key style, +Long), Alt UAV31 (2011, an octagonal experiment), Alt Moav (2011, a striking geometric caps face. Images: i, ii, iii), Alt Geko (2011, an art deco caps face), and Archetype (unicase, Bauhaus).
Typefaces made in 2012: DNR001 (hipster style), ALT Kora (for the identity of Drone), ALT Fat (monospaced squarish caps face), ALT Exodus (sci fi face), Alt Wet (a paint splatter face), Alt Sku (ornamental didone face), Alt Robotechnica (pixel face), Exodus (a blackletter style straight-edged typeface), Juk01 (an ornamental mechanical, or steampunk, typeface), Alt Sake (a thin condensed poster typeface).
Typefaces from 2014: Ren (a free vintage display typeface family).
The free fonts as of 2015: ALTBELY, AltJoli, AltPixelsGoneBad, AltRe32-Duo, AltRe32-Normal, AltRenDuo, AltRenRegular, AltRenRetro, AltRenShadow, AltRetroBlack, AltRetroBold, AltRetroLight, AltRetroRegular, AltRetroThin, Alt-Twitchy, AltVxt11, Altapollo13, AltAeon-Black, AltAeon-Bold, AltAeon-Light, AltAeon-Medium, AltAeon-Thin, AltAeonRegular, AltAxlDeco, AltAxlRegular, AltDEVILE, AltGeko-AltGeko, AltMateyv2-Black, AltRobotechnica, AltSku, AltSkuItalic, AltUAV31, AltWet, Altapollo13-Black, Altapollo13, althazer, altsmaq2.8, altsmaq4.8, altsmaq6.8, altsmaq8.8, altexodus, altfatgami, altfatitalic, altfatregular, altfoldgami.
Typefaces from 2016: Sadistic (a free scratchy font), System Code (free programming font).
Typefaces from 2017: Rekt, Rogue (free).
Typefaces from 2018: Alt Catwalk (a fashion mag typeface family), Frantic, Looper (a compass-and-ruler font), Silent Scream (a free dry brush font). free).
German page advertising a CD with nice old writing samples (in tiff, not ttf!!!). Mostly decorated initials and Fraktur. R.G. Arens' Sütterlin font can be downloaded from this site, which is run by Susanne Ulmke in Arnsberg, Germany. [Google] [More] ⦿
Alter Deco Type foundry
Yogyakarta, Indonesia-based designer Adit Saputra set up Alter Deco Type foundry in 2013. He created the spurred Victorian typefaces The Famous Typeface (2013), Midnight Show (2013), Heister (2013), Cardiman Script (2013), Epique (2013), Holden (2013), Long March (2013), Dialog (2013), Big Lodge (2013), Jack Runner (2013, spurred), Shoutest (a Western circus font), Old Opera (2013) and AI Trashed (2013, free download).
Other typefaces: Haimdale (2013, Victorian), Hamdall (2013), Chevia (2013), Chevitz (2013, roman caps), Shakehand (2014), Harmonique (2014), Knight Guard (2014), Hydenia (2014), Monopolish (2014), Antiqueen (2014), Samathor (2014), Sea Horse (2014), Phillnesia (2014, spurred), Relative (2014: a multiline custom typeface for Addthisrock Studio), Dubster (2014: a multiline typeface), Orbital (2014: a multiline custom typeface for Addthisrock Studio), Apparecum (2014), Handster (2015), Mermaid (2015: Victorian), Roasted (2015), Run (2015, spurred), Movember (2015), Bhaltazar (2015, eroded medieval font), Arthur (2015, rounded and hand-crafted), Aberden (2015), Boulden (2015, rounded spurred typeface family, including letterpress emulation styles), Mouthen (2015).
Typefaces from 2016: Strongwill (Victorian), Cyanide, Handland.
After getting a degree in printing arts from Moscow State University, Alyona worked in Moscow as a designer and then art director in the publishing house Avanta+ specialized in encyclopedias, gift editions and books for children. Currently, she is a freelance illustrator and book designer in Ramat gan, Israel. Creator of the decorative caps typeface ABC Fairy Tales (2014).
For a school project at Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore, interor architecture design student Ambika Chowdhry created the floriated ornametal caps typeface Bach Minuet Badinerie (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
During a workshop at Ensamaa, Paris-based Amélie Guilloux designed the elegant variously stressed text typeface Contralto (2018). She also created the marine-themed decorative caps typeface Undulata (2018). [Google] [More] ⦿
Amry Al Mursalaat
Typeface importer and vendor and foundry located on Fourth Avenue and Park Avenue South in New York City, with offices in Burbank, CA, and Chicago, IL. Their typefaces included Annonce Grotesque. Amsterdam Continental ceased operations.
American designer, b. 1967, California. Married to Ken Russell, who runs Atlantic Fonts in Camden, ME.
In 2013, Amy published the playful poster typefaces Trail Map (2013) and Merci. Farmstand (2013) is a hand-printed typeface that is accompanied by the dingbat font Farmstand Goodies. Wheat (2013) is a stylish rough-edged script face. Eeeek (2013) is a Halloween dingbat typeface. Solstice (2013) is hand-printed.
Typefaces from 2016: Sanderling(children's script), Dinghy (beatnik style) and Dinghybats, Storyboard (a primitve painter's font), Quince (a hand-crafted typeface), Kiwi (a juice bar font accompanied by the dingbat font Kiwi Fruits).
Milan, Italy and Tirana, Albania-based designer of Juan Miro Typeface (2012), a school project that was finished in EPS vector format. Free download.
Or Ana Margarida Felipe. For a project at University of Aveiro in Portugal in 2016, Ana Margarida Soares (Figueira da Foz, Portugal), Filipa Oliveira and Joana Silva designed the geometric solid typeface Clumsy Types. Earlier, in 2012, at the same university, Ana Margarida Soares and Joana Silva co-designed the display typeface Palalimbagan.
Santa Fe, NM-based designer of an experimental caps typeface in 2012.
In 2015, she and Iordanis Passas created the gorgeous Finos, which was inspired by Greek retro cinema (buy it here and check the free demo). Her second typeface of 2015 is the equally impressive deco script typeface family Magellan (in Deco and Script sub-styles). Marpesia (2015) is a connected calligraphic script typeface. Charming (2015) is a free spurred vintage tattoo typeface for Latin, Greek and Cyrillic. Adalberta (2015) is a great connected script typeface.
Typefaces from 2016: Sketchbook Script (+Pro), Old Harbour (vintage lettering collection consisting of Blue waves, Blue waves striped, Captain's pipe, Captain's pipe Sans, Sailor's tattoo, Sailor's tattoo Sans, Old Ship, Old Anchor, Old Lighthouse, Seashells, Starfish, Old Harbour dingbats), Juvenile.
Typefaces from 2018: Hayao's Letters (fantastic drop caps that pay tribute to Hayao Miyazaki and his magical films), Chalky Letters (a multilayered font collection).
During her graphic design studies at BHSAD in Moscow, Anastasiya Shtern designed the Latin display typeface Modul (2013) and the mechanical ornamental caps typeface for Cyrillic called Reconstruction (2013). [Google] [More] ⦿
Bogotá-based Colombian graphic design studio and type foundry Andinistas was founded in 1998 by Carlos Fabián Camargo Guerrero, Lennyn Salinas, Mariangeles Valero, Juan Carlos Valero, Jorge Alexander Camargo Guerrero, Rafael Rincón, and Jordi Teres. It was first located in Caracas, Venezuela, but moved in 2003 to Bogotá, Colombia. New names in its organization include Alexander Moreno. Many of its designers are Venezuelan.
Among their typefaces: Nikona, Magola (2008, puffy script), Angelita, Pepelepu, Zerotipo, Skuke, Retro, Radio Bemba, Pumarosa, Pr1, Oficia, Nativa, Mongol (free), Lirrot, Leroy (1999-2008, computer screen stripes), Leroy Dingbats (1998-2008), Hiroformica, Hibrida, Guerilla, Guerilla Outline, Gruada, Gancho Petare, Escuedra, Esbelta, DSNett, dia-D, Download, Denego, Cristal, Codiga, Codiga Icon, Codiga Destroy, Codiga Codec, Chacao Petare, Cazon Gothic, Boa, Biol, Ave-cedario, Anaira.
Cazon (2007, Camargo Guerrero) is a family of calligraphic origin consisting of 7 styles: Gris, Negra, Uno, Dos, Tres, Dingbats A and B and is based on the paintbrush letters found in the popular markets of La Guaira, Caracas. This family won an award in the experimental typeface category at Tipos Latinos 2008. Lirrot (2007) is a 6-style grunge handwriting typeface bordering on the psychotic, and comes with Lirrot Dingbats. It too won an award at Tipos Latinos 2008.
PP Lepu (1998-2008) is pixel grunge. Josefina (+Dingbats1) is a curly script also made in 2008. Navaja (2008) and Diad are collections of grunge fonts with grungy dingbats. Lucrecia 1 through 3 (2008) is a fat connected script family ranging from clean to splattered.
Telesforo (2008) radiates anger from its brushy grungy limbs. Telesforo Black won an award at Tiupos Latinos 2012. Ninja 1 and Ninja 2 (2008) are script fonts, and are accompanied by Ninja Dingbats (2008). Dsnet (2008) is a 6-style bare-bones rounded squarish family. Flaminia and Flaminia Dingbats (2008) are useful for food-related signage. Modelia (2008) is thick, informal, and looks like it was brushdrawn. Modelia won an award at Tipos Latinos 2010. Filomena (2008) is a brush family with a goth theme and an accompanying goth dingbats. Obdulia (2008) and Floro (2008) are extreme mural grunge fonts. Marimonda (2009) is grunge calligraphy.
Typefaces from 2012: Demetria (a hellish script), Ciclope (army stencil), Meteora (a sturdy weathered family), Kamuy (a grunge typeface, with dingbats, that links to Asian comic style lettering, and Japan in the Pacific War), Naturalia (an informal sans family).
In 2013, he made Gluten (a poster typeface family), Bengala Script (a distant relative of Mistral), Chef Script (a large signage script influenced by Ross F. George's Speedball lettering manual (1957)), Chef Script Dingbats (hilarious restaurant dings and fists), Sumergible Script.
Typefaces from 2014: Citronela (cartoon or Caribbean hotel signage font family), Bemol (a set of script fonts in craftsman style), Nemocon (creamy script), Acustica (a calligraphic Acustica Script, with didone Acustica Caps, and a decorative Acustica Dingbats), Cereal (+ Script (a vampire script), Skin and Dingbats).
Typefaces from 2016: Enjoy (Script, Caps).
Sonora won an award at Tipos Latinos 2014. Combine Script and Combine Caps (layerable colorable fonts), and Nemocon, won awards at Tipos Latinos 2016. Winner at Tipos Latinos 2018 for Clothing, a titling typeface published at Andinistas by Camilo Zamora and Carlos Fabian Camargo.
Graphic designer and illustrator in Waterloo, Canada. Creator of Dress My Hair (2012, an ornamental alphabet for hairdressers) and Block Cut (2012, a modular octagonal typeface). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Andrea Malpede (Nocive Laboratory, Naples, Italy) works in London. He created the ornamental alphabet called Maxicanito Nocive Font (2011). He also did Baboletor (2011, a superposition of basic geometric shapes), and Busy (2011).
Author of [Etude publicitaire pour la fonderie] Deberny et Peignot. [Caractères d'imprimerie] (1932, Paris). [Google] [More] ⦿
Born in Barcelona in 1962, Andreu Balius studied Sociology in the Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona (1980-1984), and graphic design at IDEP in Barcelona (1985-1989). He holds a PhD in Design from the University of Southampton (UK). He founded Garcia Fonts&Co in Barcelona in 1993 to show his experimental designs. He cofounded Typerware in 1996 with Joancarles P. Casasín. Typerware existed until 2001 and was based in Santa Maria de Martorelles, a village near Barcelona. He cofounded Type Republic (see also here), and ran Andreu Balius (tipo)graphic design. He is presently an associate professor at Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona.
Balius won a Bukvaraz 2001 award for Pradell. Pradell also won an award at the TDC2 Type Directors Club's Type Design Competition 2002. SuperVeloz (codesigned with Alex Trochut) won an award at the TDC2 2005 type competition.
At ATypI 2005 in Helsinki, he spoke on Pradell and Super-Veloz. Speaker at ATypI 2006 in Lisbon. At ATypI 2009 in Mexico City, he spoke about the Imprenta Real. Coorganizer of ATypI 2014 in Barcelona.
Author of Type at work. The use of Type in Editorial Design, published in English by BIS (Amsterdam, 2003).
Andrew H. Leman
Andrew Pixel (was: Timm Design)
Estonian graphic designer who created these typefaces:
Polish illustrator and graphic artist, b. 1928, Warsaw. He created the beautiful cursive text typeface Bona. He also did nice lettering on some film posters, and designed bank notes, postage stamps, postcards and book covers.
In 2017, Mateusz Machalski contacted him for advice on the momentous revival and extension project Bona Nova, published by and available from Capitalics and MyFonts. For starters, Machalski had to design a regular upright style to match Heidrich's italics. Bona Nova is supplemented by the extreme contrast typeface family Bona Title and the inline typeface family Bona Sforza. Participants in the project also include Leszek Bielski, Ania Wielunska and Michal Jarocinski. Interview with Andrzej Heidrich, and the story of Bona Nova (PDF format, 2017). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Angélica (b. 1982) graduated from Universidad Tecnológica Metropolitana de Santiago de Chile in 2007. For the type design course there, she created the ornamental caps typeface Tirana. The name comes from the fiesta de la Tirana.
Angel Perez (Cordoba, Spain) created a tattoo-inspired ornamental caps typeface called Sybarithe (2013).
For a project at Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto, Portugal, Angelina Santos created a couple of pixelish typefaces in 2015. She also drew a calligraphic alphabet, Alpha a Zema (2015) and designed an iconographic typeface, AlphaBetumZ (2015). [Google] [More] ⦿
Self-proclaimed illustratress in Portland, OR, with a beautiful web page intro: angie wang has not gone to art school and has not won any awards for illustration and got no job and no cats no dogs and no birds so dont give her no shit.She made a nice all caps illustrated alphabet called Space Nomads (2009). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Angus R. Shamal
Graduate of the Media & Design Department Eger, Visual Arts Institute, Eger, Hungary. Budapest-based designer of the bilined caps school project typeface Linear (2013). It was created during Aniko's studies at Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design.
For a project at the Media & Design Department Eger, Visual Arts Institue, Eger, Hungary, Aniko Veres designed the display typeface Leiko (2020) and the monolinear minimalist sans typeface Forma (2020). [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer from the Gold Coast in Australia, who created an ornamental octopus-themed ornamental alphabet called Tentacle (2013).
Anna Grosh was born in Krasnoyarsk City, Siberia and now resides in San Francisco, California. She earned a Bachelor degree in Architecture from the Krasnoyarsk State Academy of Architecture and Construction, and completed a Masters in Interior Design at the Open Social Academy of Design in Moscow. She is in the process of getting her second masters in graphic design at the Academy of Art University. She specializes in typographic design, illustration and graphic design. In 2010, she embarked on an ornamental typeface. She is working on an ornamental caps typeface.
Scribe, calligrapher and teacher (1871, Mönchengladbach-1951, Prien). From 1896 until 1903, she studied at the Royal College of Art in London, and was a student of Edward Johnston in 1900. She taught at Weimar from 1908-1914 and collaborated with the Bremer Presse from 1918 on. She created the initials for "Dante" (Berlin: Rowolth 1930) and for "Augustinus" (München: Bremer Presse 1924). Jakob Erbar was one of her students. The Bremer Presse published Anna Simons Titel und Initialen für die Bremer Presse in 1926. The book blurb: A portfolio of titles and initials designed by Anna Simons for the Bremer Presse. Along with Graily Hewitt, Eric Gill, and Percy Smith, Simons was one of Edward Johnston's star pupils at the Royal College of Art in London, and she has inscribed this copy to him on the title-page in black ink. It was after studying with Johnston, whose Writing&Illuminating,&Lettering she translated into German, that Simons in 1918 went home to Germany to work at the Bremer Presse. During her time at the Presse, she would design many titles and initial sets for them, and in 1926 this portfolio was issued to showcase her work. Each sheet in the portfolio is headed by one of Simons' Bremer Presse title designs, including her titles for the Divine Comedy, Fichte's Reden an Die Seutsche Nation, Chansons d'Amour, Albii Tabulli Elegiae, and others. The titles are followed by the initials she cut for the work. [Google] [More] ⦿
In 2008 she graduated from Beckmans College of Design in Stockholm where she studied advertising and graphic design. Designer and illustrator in Stockholm, who made the decorative caps typeface Ornis (2010). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Gemmingen, Germany, who created the brush script typeface Mishelle (2017), and several sets of icons such as Clothing Icons and Gold Crown Icons. In 2018, she published Fashionable and Blooming Alphabet. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Lyon, France. She created the colorful textured geometric solid typeface Dyslexie (2013), the geometric display typeface Codex (2016), and the connect-the-dots electronic circuit typeface Le Lien (2016, FontStruct). [Google] [More] ⦿
Famous Parisian printer and publisher (1450-1512 or 1519), who also on occasion illustrated and even wrote texts. The link shows a Venetian wide-feathered alphabet of initial caps made around 1500. [Google] [More] ⦿
Russian designer of the LED lights font LED (2015), the colorful 3d typeface Isometric (2016), and the bubblegum font Bubble Letters (2016). In 2017, he designed the colorful geometric all caps alphabet Memphis and the colorful sketched typeface Funky.
Hamburg-based designer of Cleptotronik (2012), a 3d visual effects caps alphabet.
In 1856, Antonin Caulo published many alphabets, including Alphabet De Personnages and Alphabet des Diableries in Nouvelle collection de lettres de différents genres à l'usage de MM les peintres et graveurs (chez Caudriller, Paris). The latter book showcases about 50 decorative all caps alphabets. An earlier version, published by Grim, is dated 1846. It can be downloaded from Google Books. Local download. [Google] [More] ⦿
Basoli (1774-1848) was born in Bologna, where he studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti, thereafter gradually making a name for himself as a specialist decorator and scene-painter. Basoli did a great deal of scene-painting and production design for the Teatro Comunale in Bologna. Beginning in 1803, he taught at the Accademia in Bologna where he had studied, and was appointed Professor of Ornament there. He published an ornamental architectural alphabet in Bologna in 1839 called Alfabeto Pittorico, ossia raccolta di pensieri pittorici composti di oggetti comincianti dalle singole lettere alfabetiche (Pictorial Alphabet, or, a collection of pictorial thoughts composed of objects beginning with the individual letters of the alphabet). Each letter in this fantastic lithographic alphabet features a surreal architectural form. [Google] [More] ⦿
Pokhara, Nepal-based designer whose work is characterized by bold colorful geometric patterns and constructions. Typefaces from 2017 include Roam (which Cina calls a tribal type) and the color font Beach Towel.
In 2017, she also published a wood type collection:
Rotterdam-based creator of an ornamental caps typeface called Zabalt (2013).
Aridi Computer Graphics is known for its initial caps and ornamental typefaces and ornaments. In 2008, Dick Pape digitized these typefaces: AridiArabesqueDesignsI, AridiArabesqueDesignsIIIa, AridiArabesqueDesignsIIIb, AridiArabesqueDesignsIIa, AridiArabesqueDesignsIIb, AridiArabesqueDesignsIV, AridiArabesqueFrames, AridiArabesqueMasterpieces, AridiArabesqueMasterpiecesA, AridiArabesqueMasterpiecesB, AridiArabesqueOrnaments, AridiArabicCalligraphyArt, AridiArtNouveauA, AridiArtNouveauB, AridiBusinessGraphics, AridiCalligraphiaA, AridiCalligraphiaB, AridiCalligraphicaI, AridiCalligraphicaII, AridiCrests&Ribbons, AridiElaborateFrames, Aridi Fiesta 1 and 2, AridiInitials1Blister, AridiInitials1Gothic, AridiInitials1Nabel, AridiInitials1Regal, AridiInitials1Spring, AridiInitials1Wind, AridiInitials2Digital, AridiInitials2LubnaHollow, AridiInitials2NapoliHollow, AridiInitials2Romantic, AridiInitials2Royal, AridiInitials2Stone, AridiInitials3Cherubs, AridiInitials3Fantasia, AridiInitials3FantasiaBold, AridiInitials3Masselle, AridiInitials3Rosette, AridiInitials3RosetteRevers, AridiInitials3Victoriana, AridiInitials3Vincente, AridiInitials4Cinderella, AridiInitials4Federal, AridiInitials4Ginger, AridiInitials4Marquesa, AridiInitials4Renaissance, AridiInitials4Tuscani, AridiOldWorldFramesA, AridiOldWorldFramesB, AridiOldWorldFramesC, AridiOldWorldFramesD, AridiOldWorldFramesE, AridiOldWorldFramesF, AridiOldWorldFramesG, AridiOldWorldOrnamentsA, AridiOldWorldOrnamentsB, AridiOrnamentalDesigns, AridiOrnamentalFrames, AridiPrinterOrnamentsD, AridiPrinterOrnamentsSingle, AridiPrinterOrnamentshA, AridiPrinterOrnamentshB, AridiPrinterOrnamentshC, AridiPrinterOrnamentsvA, AridiPrinterOrnamentsvB, AridiRibbons&Banners. Download page. [Google] [More] ⦿
Aridi Graphics (or: Aridi Computer Graphics)
Company based in Dallas, TX, that markets Marwan Aridi's great drawings. His borders, ornaments, initial caps, ribbons and banners are almost legendary. They are for now in EPS format, and truetype and type 1 versions are available for many. Alternate URL. He sells great sets of drawings for the following: Arabic Calligraphy Art, Arabic Caps&Fonts, Web Clips, Initial Caps I, Initial Caps II, Initial Caps III, Initial Caps IV, Historical Ornaments Patterns&Frames, Arabesque Ornaments, Arabesque Borders, Olde World Borders I, Olde World Borders II, Calligraphia, Olde World Ornaments, Ribbons, Banners&Frames, Ornamental Backgrounds, Crests, Ribbons&Frames, Typography&Printer's Ornaments, Aridi Fiesta, Business 1, Background Two, Arabesque Designs. Alternate URL. Arab Caps has many fonts. Package of 30 display fonts for 500USD. [Google] [More] ⦿
Måns Grebäck (Aring Typeface, Örebro, Sweden) is a prolific Swedish designer (b. Lindesberg, Sweden, 1990), who lives in Borlänge, Sweden. Måns Grebäck has a bachelor's degree in graphic design from the University of Dalarna (2012). In 2010, he went commercial, and started selling fonts through MyFonts. In 2011 he started Mawns Design. In 2013, that was renamed to Aring Typeface. In 2011 he already had over seven million downloads of his fonts, which were featured at websites such as Dafont and Myfonts. He also does custom type work. His typefaces, both free and commercial:
Swiss designer and photographer, b. 1919, Baar, d. 1991, Oberwil. He studied typography in Zug, and photography from 1941 until 1943 first at Ecole Photographique de la Suisse Romande in Lausanne and then at the Kunstgewerbeschule Zürich. He was mainly into photojournalism from 1950 until 1957.
Codesigner with Walter Haettenschweiler of the famous condensed headline typeface Haettenschweiler (1954). This font was added to the standard Microsoft font library in 1995 and is sold by Ascender.
Born in Auerbach, Germany, 1882. Died in Braunschweig in 1971. He studied at the Akademie für Kunstgewerbe in Dresden, and became professor there in 1920. During World War II, he was director of the Akademie für graphische Künste und Buchgewerbe in Leipzig. After a period as freelance designer, he finally moved to Braunschweig in 1960.
Drescher is best known for his large geometric Super Grotesk family (Schriftguss, 1930). The list of his typefaces:
ARS Type (was ARS Design)
ARS Type is an Amsterdam-based foundry with some commercial fonts by Angus R. Shamal. Shamal had earlier published fonts with T-26 and Plazm. Fonts can be bought via Fontshop.
The fonts: AudioVisual1, Code, Kamp, Kamp Serif, Retro City, OCRU, Toycube, Mortal, Maquette (1999-2000), Angelring, ARS Bembo, Contrast, Dandy, EcologyModern, Hartu (handwriting), Temper, ARS Novelty (2011, a free hybrid style face), ARS Polythene (pixel font family), Misanthry, Syntax (OsF format sans serif), CensorSans (1994), CensorSerif (1994), Credit (1995), Epilogue.pfa (1995), Exert (T-26), Humain-Graphica (1995), Humain-Synthetica (1995), Platrica (1994), Roscent (1995), ARSFortune (2000, futuristic), ARS Region (2002, Bauhaus sans), District (experimental), Descendiaan (1998), Zero Rate (futuristic), Tegel (1998, stencil, kitchen tile), Twenty (octagonal, techno), Trio (dot matrix fonts), Maquette (1999), Region, Product (2007, sans typefaces), Mr Archi, Prime (display), Deviata (unicase face), Forum I-AR (after Forum I, a 1948 font by Georg Trump), Freie Initialen-AR (2007, after a 1928 set of caps for Stempel Garamond), Fry's Ornamented (2007; a revival of Ornamented No. 2 which was cut by Richard Austin for Dr. Edmund Fry in 1796), Graphique-AR (2007; a shaded typeface based on a 1946 design by Eidenbenz for Haas), Gravur-AR (2007; a digital version of a type designed by Georg Trump and issued as Trump-Gravur by Weber in 1960), Initiales Grecques (after a Firmin Didot design, ca. 1800), Lutetia Open (2007; based on Jan Van Krimpen's Lutetia), Old Face Open (2007; a digitization of Fry's Shaded, an open all caps Baskerville cut by Isaac Moore for Fry, ca. 1788), Open Capitals (2007, after Jan Van Krimpen's 1928 typeface for Enschedé called Open Kapitalen), Romulus Capitals (2007; after the caps series by Jan Van Krimpen, 1931), Romulus Open (2007; after the Open series by Jan Van Krimpen, 1936), Rosart 811 (2007; open caps after Enschedé no. 811 by Rosart), Zentenar Initialen (2007; based on blackletter initials of F.H.E. Schneidler, ca. 1937).
Art and Fonts by Sean (aka The BlackBox)
Free fonts by Sean Moldenhauer of Michigan City, Indiana, a graduate of the Art institute of Chicago who apprenticed with Donna Karen. Sean has beautiful Japanese calligraphic prints (shodo style) as well as fonts based on carefully researched historical typefaces. Examples: JapaneseZenSampler1 (2001), TheTombwinterandspring1 (1997, "heavily inspired by the incised letters from the tomb of Henry III, Westminster Abbey, about 1272"), Thorns (1997), VampyresGarden (1997, initial caps inspired by a copy of the Romant de la Rose from the beginning of the 16th century), HoursintheRain (1997), SevenWavessighsSalome (1997, caps). Very nice gothic and medieval style creations. He showcases great Arab, Japanese and Chinese calligraphy. [Google] [More] ⦿
Gaspard sells 26 illustrations, one for each letter, showing people in interesting positions. He sells similar sets called Fish, Danse, T-Bone (skeletons), M.I.B. (men in black), Bonne Année and Acid. [Google] [More] ⦿
Arthur Reinders Folmer
Artsy Lady's Home Page
Betty Cook (b. 1952) is the "Artsy Lady", a New Jersey designer who created ALBabyNewYearAH, ALCinderella (calligraphic caps), ALConscienceAH, ALCrossStitchHearts, ALPlaceSettingsDings (2001), ALPlaceSettingsLetters, ALPrincessJasmine, ALPrincessSnowWhite, ALSnowmen, BabyGeniuses, BabyGeniuses2Normal, CruiseLine, Dreidl (2000, art nouveau), KittyKatLove, LeprechaunHats, Patriot, PilgrimHats, Polywog, Tramp, Untitled2. Mostly alphadings. Fontspace link. [Google] [More] ⦿
ARTypes is based in Chicago, and is run by Ari Rafaeli. List of their typefaces categorized by revival type:
Bekasi, Indonesia-based designer of the decorative caps typeface Kricak (2016). The typeface is influenced by the cultural elements of Ngawi in West Java, that are related to baboo, fire, its river and the ceremai fruit. [Google] [More] ⦿
During her studies in Mumbai, India, Ashan Mistry designed a curly Gurmukhi Script typeface (2016). Based on Archie's comics, she also created the decorative caps typeface Archies Font (2016). Charkat (2016) is a Devanagari font is inspired by the famous Nehru Planeterium. [Google] [More] ⦿
astype.de (or: Astype)
Astype.de is a German foundry started in 2003 by illustrator and type designer Andreas Seidel (b. 1975, bad saarow, near Berlin, Germany). He lives in Cottbus, Germany. In 1998, he obtained a Masters degree in business administration. In 2007, he and Ingo Preuss set up The German Type Foundry. In 2017, he joined the initial crew at Fust & friends. The typefaces:
Talented Russian illustrator in Saint Petersburg. Flickr page. She made some nice ornamental caps alphabet [perhaps not a font] and drew interesting typographic posters such as Logoman (2011). [Google] [More] ⦿
Drawing artist and illustrator from St. Petersburg, Russia. Flickr page. She created some beautiful illustrated caps in 2009. Also of interest is her Logoman ink on paper drawing (2010). [Google] [More] ⦿
Atypic Co (was: Argo Typo)
Jonathan Cuervo (Atypic Co, Mexico City, and before that, Argo Typo) designed these typefaces:
August Will (b. Weimar, Germany, 1834, d. 1910) immigrated to the New York City/New Jersey area when he was a young man. His full name was John M. August Will. Will settled in Jersey City, NJ, where he remained until his death.
He designed the outline ornamental caps typeface Crossroads (1891). For a digital version, see Crossroads (Solotype) and Marcel Caps (2007, Character).
Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin (1812-1852) was an English architect, designer, artist and critic, chiefly remembered for his pioneering role in the Gothic Revival style. His work culminated in the interior design of the Palace of Westminster. Pugin designed many churches in England, and some in Ireland and Australia.
Pugin designed several blackletter and uncial style alphabets ca. 1844. His Gothic Revival ornaments influenced the design of the digital typeface Gothic Herbarium (2015, Lukyan Turetskyy). [Google] [More] ⦿
Aulia Al Farabi
Italian designer at the graphic design studio Tipiblu in Milan. Her typefaces include:
Austin Norman Palmer
German foundry, est. 2009 by Julius Wiescher (b. 1991), who is the youngest son of famous type designer Gert Wiescher. His font Thin Pen (2009) is based on an ancestor of the German DIN-Schrift. The font was traced with a plastic template on transparent paper, scanned and worked over carefully to keep the handmade, authentic touch. Other fonts by him: DonJulio and Donna Julia (2008, Autographis, calligraphic script fonts made with Gert), Flatpen (2008, Autographis, with Gert), Norm Pen (2011, based on an ancestor of DIN Schrift), Bold Pen (2011, bold version of Norm Pen), Groucho (2011, a high-contrast flowing script), Authentic (2011, a connected copperplate script), Oldhand (2011, shaky handwriting), Holz Caps (2011, an irregular wood type simulation face), Poing (2011, a flowing calligraphic script), Cri Cri (2011, slab serif comic book face).
Creative designer in Jakarta, Indonesia, who created the ornamental caps typeface Worm (2012).
As an illustration major at Pratt Institute in New York, Baily Crawford created a decorative caps typeface (2015), and a set of decorative vignettes called Horseradish (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Baltimore Type Foundry (or: Baltotype)
Also known as Fielding Lucas, Jr., Lucas Bros., H.L. Pelouze&Son, and Chas. J. Cary&Co. Specimen may be found in Convenient Specimen Book of Type, Rules, Borders, and Electrotype Cuts from the Baltimore Type Foundry (Baltimore: Chas. J. Cary&Co., 1888. Banta Book of Types&Typographical Tips. Menasha: George Banta, 1961). The company existed until well into the 20th century, and published a catalog as late as 1957 called Type and Rule Catalogue 13, Baltotype.
A selected list of typefaces:
Rich Hopkins, a printing historian, acquired Baltotype ca. 1993. Based on drawings from the 1950s in the Baltotype material, Miranda Roth at P22 designed LTC Athena, a narrow art deco typeface, in 2013. [Google] [More] ⦿
Based in Perry, OK, Bannigan Artworks was founded in 1998 by Todd Hallock (b. 1969). His fonts include Arts&CraftsGS (2001, inspired by decorative lettering by Glaswegian illustrator Jessie Marion King (1876-1949) and by the Scottish style of Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928). This font was published by Jack Yan), Renaissance Caps (2005, floriated), Celtic Knots-BA (2002), Celtic BA (2003), Celtic Ornaments BA (2008), Christianity BA (2004, Christian symbols), and the futuristic font Hallock.
At MyFonts, we find the Keltic caps typeface Medieval Caps BA (2006), Left Hand BA (2007) and Art Nouveau 2 BA (2007). Archibald BA (2009) is inspired by the art nouveau lettering of Archibald Knox (1864-1933), a designer for Liberty&Co. from the Isle of Man. In 2014, he created Arts and Crafts Sans BA. In 2015, Todd published Circle BA.
Trying to fit this 1000-page book into one web page, with discussion of many types. It's impossible, but I tried it. Download link for Book of type specimens: Comprising a large variety of superior copper-mixed types, rules, borders, galleys, printing presses, electric-welded chases, paper and card cutters, wood goods, book binding machinery etc., together with valuable information to the craft. Specimen book no.9. Another download link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Bayo Suti XV
Imran Nasution [Bayo Suti XV] is the Medan, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1997) of the dingbat typeface Masjid Al Imran (2014), which consists of silhouettes of mosques. Other typefaces from 2014: Semaphore Pramuka, Kingsland Timur (2014, caps), Lake Toba (textured capitals), Ali Air (cursive script), Gang of Sipirok (outlined typeface). In 2015, he designed INF Simpang Ampek (a simple script) and Alphabet SNK (a hacker font).
Archive at a British Columbian government site with about 200 truetype fonts. It includes many Bitstream fonts, Arslannian, some SSK fonts, Lara Bold Italic, MaxInitiale, Palazzo Little Caps, Ramona (WSI), Tennyson, XavierCaps, and many text fonts. [Google] [More] ⦿
San Francisco-based designer of the figurine-themed decorative initial caps typeface Keith Haring (2012; during his studies at the University of San Francisco). Muni Streetcar Display Font (2015) is inspired by the San Francisco Muni System Light Rail Display.
Graphic designer from Timisoara, Romania. He created some font designs in 2008: Olympics, Flickr (grunge), Smoke Elements, Handdrawn Elements, and a black geometric face. Behance link showing custom-made fonts, from frilly to graffiti, and artsy fat, to leafy caps. [Google] [More] ⦿
Montreal-based designer. During her studies at Concordia University, she created the free floriated caps typeface Floralism (2013), a font whose glyphs are shaped like in Novecento, one of the "in" typefaces of early 2013. Its decoration is inspired by art nouveau and psychedelia from he 1960s.
Susan Derrick's foundry in Dayton, OH. Her fonts can be bought at MyFonts. Alternate URL. The list of creations (2005): Ancestry (caps), Angeline, Angelique (both curly scripts), Banderole, Fred and Ginger (two-line display face), Garden Gate (gate-inspired curly script), Monogram, Oxymoron (simple sans), Relativity, Scrapbook, Beads (dingbats) and Beading. In 2006, some handwriting fonts by Matthew Derrick were added: Funnies, Grimble Castle, Paparazzi, Scratch Pad, Selvin, Love Me and Wavy Gravy.
Additions in 2009: Barack, Mrs. Obama, Malia (upright connected script), Violette (female script), Abbatia (ornaments), Frame Ups (frames), Sasha (didactic font with lines). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Free Beeline fonts by "Miss Claude" (Claude Derieppe) and "The Font Goddess": Alpha3D, AlphaBalloon, AlphaBalloons2, AlphaBizzyBee, AlphaBones, AlphaBoy, AlphaCar, AlphaClouds, AlphaCrooner, AlphaCutOut, AlphaDishes, AlphaElephant, AlphaElfin, AlphaFitness, AlphaFlowers, AlphaFunky1, AlphaFunky2, AlphaGarden, AlphaInky, AlphaMan, AlphaMusicMan, AlphaNails, AlphaPaint, AlphaParty, AlphaPencils, AlphaRemember, AlphaRope, AlphaRunning, AlphaSausage, AlphaSausage, AlphaScribble, AlphaSkyParty, AlphaSmoke, AlphaSports (2002), AlphaSquiggle, AlphaSurvivor, AlphaThin, AlphaTopiary, AlphaTrees, AlphaUnleaded, AlphaUnplugged, AlphaWizard, AlphaWoman, AlphaWomanHair, AlphaWood, Baby, BabyBeeline, BizzyBunny, CarBeeline, DinosBeeline, HeliumHeaven, TicketCapitalsImpressed, TicketCapitalsRepressed, WormAlpha, WormBeeline. Fontspace link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Buffalo, NY-based designer, b. 1971, of the fat typeface Kong Quest (2018, a somewhat retro, bubbly and fun cartoon font), the drop cap typeface Sir Guppy (2017) and the liquid contour typeface Stone Skip (2008).
During his visual communication studies at First City Providential College in Bulacan, The Philippines, Bernard Rebulado created a bird silhouette ornamental caps typeface called Aves (2013). [Google] [More] ⦿
German graphical artist, painter and printmaker, 1872-1943. He studied at the Düsseldorf and Berlin Art Academies. From 1892 Bernhard Pankok had a studio of his own in Munich. There he freelanced as an artist, graphic artist and illustrator for the journals "Pan" and "Jugend". Greatly impressed by the British Arts and Crafts movement, Bernhard Pankok joined Hermann Obrist, Richard Riemerschmid, and Bruno Paul in founding the Munich Vereinigte Werkstätten für Kunst im Handwerk. Afterwards, he also designed furniture, stage sets, interiors and buildings, and painted portraits. In 1907 Bernhard Pankok was a co-founder of the Deutscher Werkbund. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer and illustrator. A graduate of Tyler School of Art's MFA graphic and interactive design program, she spent her formative years in Louisville, Kentucky. Currently she teaches at Philadelphia University and moonlights as a freelance designer and illustrator. Her Kalakari alphabet (ornamental caps with an Indian look) is simply stunning. It received the first place award in the 2009 AIGA Center for Cross-Cultural Design Competition. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. Creator of an illustrative Latin caps typeface in 2012.
The national library of France. Has nice Samples of lettrines, including Alphabet de Paulini (1570), Alphabet des diableries, in Nouvelle collection de lettres de différents genres à l'usage de MM. les peintres et graveurs, A. Caulo (1856), Les Cris de Paris no1 (Paris, Maison Basset, vers 1845), Alphabet comique de Daumier (1836), Alphabet, Kate Greenaway (London, 1885), Alphabet diabolique (1837), Les polichinelles utiles ou l'origine des lettres (1826). Sandrine Maillet accepts donations and specimen of typographic work. They specialize in rare books and historical typographical pieces, but present day work is also being collected right now. Address: Réserve des livres rares, Quai François Mauriac, 75706 Paris Cedex 13. [Google] [More] ⦿
Brazilian graphic designer and prolific creator of free typefaces, which often combine calligraphy, retro signage, and grunge.
Fonts from 2019: Talk Sing, New Garden Two (a circle-based sans), Hearts Garden, Garden Black, Adalgisa, Mellissa, Mattisse, Universal Sans, Universal Script, The Light, Campesina, Babeface, Soulstice, Movements, Love Empure, No Stress (grungy sans), Flowers (script), Magical Day, North Shore (a weathered slab serif), Theodora, Amandita, Brilhant, Alamoana, Palomita, Superworld, Black Rose, Mistical, Rocks (grungy), Marvelous, Dinasty, Magic Touch, Hot Jacket (brush script), Simplicity (beatnik face), Ibiza Crystal, Mystical Eyes, Allicia, Misterios del Amor, Sugar Kisses, Gonna Getha (weathered sans), Valentine Day, Secretss, Honey Lips, Got to be real, Afternoon in Stereo, Hotel Costes, Wall Paper,
Fonts from 2018: Children's Party, Music Magic, Awesome Season, Lavelle, Wonderful Night, Chapter One, Atmospherica, Lost Sunset, Claudina, Run To The Hills, Placid Pool, New Balance, Euphoria, Claudia, Barbecue, Salsa Parrilla, Pilsen Extra, Morphine, Love is the Law, United Forces, Smell a Daisy, Allegratta, Hamburguer, Gingerale, Anette, Marshmallow, Bunch of Flowers, Cinderela, Antonine, Sepetiba, Anastasia Script, Alliance, Mustard, Superstar, Makeup, Flowers of Summer, Honeybe, Mirella, Fantastic (signage script), Inked Skin, Girls Got Rhythm, Dirty Queen, Ipanema, Antidote, Galaxie, Moving Star, Miraflor, Beredith, Allessa, Worldwide, Andorra, Single case, Carpenters, Monster Party (eerie font), Dontchastop, Love Strong, The Hills, Romantica, Attraction, Burning Heart (monoline script), Local Motion, Summer Daisy, Pumpkins, Space Jam, Sweet Movements, California Sun, Body & Soul, Choppers, Magical Waste, Over The Seas, Vegan Yummy, Glamour Girls, Flower Power, Quick Kiss, Star Light, Costa Rica, Nuclear Boots, Amore Mio, Lovely Summer, Roses Everywhere, Love Is The Antidote, Wisdom Words, Limousines, Mysteries of Passion, Moving Pictures, Blackberry Jam, Movie Poster, Beauty Mountains, Bunch Blossoms, Flora, Inked Angels (tattoo font), Loveland, Beautiful Lovers, Belle et Belle, Cherry Blossom, Let It Be, Casual Chance, Caranda, Aromabar, Capable of Loving, Miss Daisy, Mardi Gras, Last Frontier, Nouvelle Vague, Travel Light, Mind Rescue, Bella Fashion, Amarula, Sweet Easy, Indian Strength, Everlast, Megan, Hello Beauty, Vegan Style, Andaluzia, Ambar Pearl, New Era, Candice, Hometown, Sunrise Place, Lemon Jelly, Nature Beauty, Natural Beauty, Black Pearl, Tan Pumpkins, Acid Label II, Thrasher, Inked Babes, Ribbons in the wind, Calligraphy (inky), Amsterdam, Sweet Sixteen, Sunset Beach, Star King, Countryside, Crazy Love, Little Sister, Creature, House Queen, Dr Phibes (beatnik style), Moskitoes, Nirvana (script), Iceland, The Cure, Mr. Fink (beatnik style), Sea Balance, Hot Dog, Blow Up, Blow Me (crayon font), Sunrise, Joes Burguer, Splatted, Moonbeam, Tomatoes, Beautiful People, Hamsters, Vacations in Paradise, Lover Artefacts, School Days, Traffic, Campus (weathered athletics font), Universidad (weathered athletics font), Sundance, Siberian, Rich The Barber, Aurora, Dove of Peace, Clipper, The Quick Fox, Daisy Days, Dieselpower (grungy texture), Progress, Loud and Clear, Generator, Wannabees, Ripmonsters, Shity Chats, Death Before Chocolate, Karmacoma, Clever Couple, Astrovegan, Clarification, Breakfast on the beach, Graceland (signage script), Beauty Bright, Atlantida (letterpress grunge), Cassandra, Gene Loves Jezabel (brush), Great Cities, Crackerdown, Lost Ages, Bite Chocolate (script), Sunflowers (script), Mon Cherry (script), Lovely Day (heart font), Miracle Place, Ebony Eyes, Skywalker, Zabritzkyes, Black (grungy octagonal slab serif).
Fonts from 2017: Waiting a Silver Moon, Master of Comics, Millenia, Fantastic Reason (signage script), Varukers (dry brush), Awakening (grunge), Majestic (signage script, Emotional Rescue, Misstral, Elements, Alouette, Cure of Pain (ink splash type), Farenheight (octagonal), Peacemaker (upright retro script), Altavista (creamy script), Ananda (script), Alexandra (script), Paper Rib (script with paper rib outlines), Honeymoon (script), Gotcha (heavy headline type), Christmas Day (signage script), Clarice, Orange (signage script), Indiana (baseball script), Magnificent (blackletter), Sketching Summer (signage), September Five, Cross Town (weathered), Saturday Nights (signage script), Blessed (baseball script), Blobbers (baseball script), Jam Sessions, Moon Walker (dry brush), Drawing Nature, Sketching Stars, Lone Wolf, Cubika Script, Bonneville Co, Walk (wide wood type), Rio Black (counterless), Secret Agent, Trouble (blackletter), Trouble II (blackletter), Living Colours, Crystal, Sepia (letterpress poster font), Rainbow Bridge, Black Diamonds (signage script), Candy Shop, Enthrall (sharp-edged retro signage script), Movie Makers (script), Sunshine Boulevard, Black Napkins (grungy), Brush Stroke, Carolina Mountains, South Gardens, Calling Angels, Cherry Kisses (candy script), Messenger Pigeons (script), Shine, Carolina Hills, Shave The Whales (tattoo script), Diamonde (baseball script), Yananeska, Black Ball, Miss Hanna (signage script).
Fonts from 2016: Sweet Sensations, Breeze (brush script), Christmas Time (script), Propaganda Sight, Modern Stencil, Eyes Wide Open, Bella Donna, Safira Shine, Heaven Matters, Electricity (fifties script), Maccrap Asphalt (textured), Blockhead Dude (beatnik style), Weekend Flower Hunters, Sunset Clouds (tattoo script), Bikinis, Chedelparedon (scartchy font), Dattermatter (connected script), Granada-Blues (connected script), Mistery-Curse (connected script), Walking-Stones (calligraphic), Moderata, Spring Time (calligraphic), Desert Queen, Marriage Moment (wedding script), Angel Tears Neue, Germanika (blackletter), Great Day, Sunday Morning, Texas Tango (weathered Western font), Stenciled, Casablanca Noir, Brasileirinha, Carioca, Asphaltic Grain, Asphaltic Scratch, Nova Stamp (grungy), Bananas (brush script), Enjoy, Reminiscent Drive, Bananas (signage script), Mandela Script, Altamonte (baseball script), Landscape, Landscape Land, Old Type, Sedex, Good News, IA Type, Satisfaction (heavy creamy signage script), Sebastiana (baseball script), Urgh Type (grunge), Texas Tango (spurred Western font), Factory (textured), Rio Glamour (sans), Like (Italian style Western font), Heaven Gate (connected script), Colt (Western font).
Fonts from 2014: BackStab (metal band blackletter font), Strongbox (concave Western font), Goiabada, Bonesoup, Blanc Chateau (tattoo script), Botas Sujas (grungy letterpress font), Bigbobs (cartoon face), Yukathin N Conte Smile, Sambahollyc, Cherry Jam, Cacha (grunge), Rubber Stamp, Yukafont (hand-printed), Cabriolet (brush script), Sweet Correction Roth (tattoo script).
Fonts from 2011: Tabu, Caribbean Tool (roman caps face), Pijamas (hand-printed 3d outline face), Nova Solid (Nova Regular and Bold are from 2014), Chocolate Dealer, Happy Family (dingbats), Save The Mini, Tosca Zero (grunge), Epidemia (grunge), Skt and Destroy (grunge), High on fire, Manabu, Masterplan, Thrashline (multiline), Triumph Rewind, The Dreamer, Why, Uranium Mafia, Blessed Day, Caribbean Tool (floral caps face), Lost Winner, Dove Love (curly valentine's Day font), Safe Iodine (texture face), Easy Trouble, ArgelFont, BUTECO (sketch font), DIAMONDDUST, Dropping, Ink In The Meat (tattoo font), NORMAL, Popcorn (a great grunge hand-drawn Futura Black), POPCORNSKETCHSKETCH (a sketched face), ROCKETAIR, ShitHappens-Cursive. Panhead (grunge Western face).
Fonts made in 2010: Thrashline, Dotled (a fuzzy texture face), Refurbished, PUNKBABE, CANDYINC, GreenPillow, DIRTYBAGBOLDTRIAL, LEDLIGHT, MAJORGUILTY, Network Vampires, NEWESTTRIAL (Western face), VATOS, Billy Argel Font (calligraphic), ACIDLABEL, BeyondSky-trial, HURTMOLD, TOSCAZERO, TABU (grunge), EASY TROUBLE, BOMBFONT (puffy letters), BILLYARGELFONT (calligraphic), Soap Store (grunge), ANGELTEARS (calligraphic), BUTOXQUEEN-trial, ELECTRICHANDS (cursive hand), FLOWERFLOW-trial, HAPPYFAMILY-TRIAL, HEARTQUAKE (grunge), MSKITOKILLA (grunge), NIGHTSTALKER-TRIAL (grunge), RAINFOREST (handwriting with rough edges), ROADMOVIE, ROSE TATTOO (an outlined hand-printed beauty), TWINPINES (brush), WANNABEME (sketched), WEDDINGNIGHTMAREStrial (calligraphic), BEERNOTE, GREENMIND (grunge), PORNFASHION, MASTERPLAN (grunge), SNIPERSHOT.
Fonts from 2009: COOLECTOR, BODYHUNTER-Bold (grunge), CLUBHAUS-Bold (ultra black, mechanical/octagonal), MAKEMEALPHA (grunge), NewGardenLight, TRIUMPHREWIND (grunge), Nachos and TV, Oxidisaster, Helloween, Lemon Day Semibold (a sketch font), Tosca Zero, Outlaw (Western face), Gangland (scratchy brushy face), B Side (vertical stencil).
Fonts from 2008: Plastic Pill (fat art deco face), Bedspread Assassin, A Bite (grunge), Dirty and Classic (grunge calligraphy), Gas Mask (grunge stencil), PANHEAD (grungy Western billboard font), My Turtle, Cubiculo Gallery (created for the Cubiculo Gallery in Sao Paulo), Ginga (grunge calligraphic--think award-winning grunge!!!), Wallrider, TOY_SOLDIERS-Bold (grunge), Abite (grunge), ACIDLABEL, Bulldozer, Cheap Stealer, DONOTEXIST, HANGUP (3-d bouncy letters), HYERBA (Far West font), LAZYDAY (hand-printed outline caps face), LEDLIGHT, Mon Bijoux (ornamental), MANABU (futuristic), PEIXEFRITO, Positiv-A, Killed DJ (multiline grunge), Sniper (grunge), Black Oak (smudged face), ShAnKed,
Fonts from 2007: Olho de Boi (a great scratchy handwriting font inspired by the first Brazilian postage stamp which was released on August 1, 1843), Skull TS2 (skull dingbats), REBOARD, Hurtmold (rounded octagonal face), PDRPT (grunge), the Soma family (modern stencil), Caatinga (2006, artsy display face), Santos Dumont (handwriting: free at DaFont).
Austrian graphic designer and illustrator located in Barcelona. Lecturer at FH Salzburg & EINA Barcelona since 2016. She created the ornamental caps alphabet Reproduction (2012). In 2014, she made the Escher-inspired typeface Oxymora. In 2019, Birgit Palma and Daniel Triendl co-designed the colorful textured caps typeface Kenya.
BittBox (or: BB Free Fonts)
Run by Oklahoma City-based Jay Hilgert, this site is dedicated to free clipart and vector art. He has made a stunning four-style family called BB Petie Boy (2008), which includes an ornamental caps style, a grunge style, a blackboard style and a sketch style. Dafont link. He also made the stunning Western display typeface Fusty Saddle (2008), the worn Tire Shop (2008), Blox (2008), and Conglomerfont (2008, based on letters solicited from designers all over the world). [Google] [More] ⦿
Swedish graphic design student at Konstfack in Stockholm, b. Landskrona, 1983. His portfolio includes the refreshing caps designs he calls Typeface Anatomy (2008). He also made a skectch for Handwritten (2008). D, O, R. [Google] [More] ⦿
Blake Young (from Tupelo, MS) has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Mississippi in Studio Art and Graphic Design, class of 2005. He continued his studies at the Savannah College of Art and Design and received a Master of Fine Arts in Graphic Design in 2008. He currently lives in New Orleans where he works as an art director.
He created a frilly caps face inspired by the style of lettering in old copperplate etchings from the 1700-1800s in 2007.
Melbourne, Australia-based scrapbooking company of Vanessa Trendle (b. 1969).
Creators in 2008 of a series of detailed free fonts: Eutemia (connected calligraphic script), Deborah Extra Ornaments, Prozac Buzz (grungy and neurotic), Phat Grunge Bold, Metal Macabre (scary), Kremlin-Advisor-Display-Kaps-Bold, Kremlin-Samovar-Extra-Bold, Kremlin-Samovar, KremlinAlexander-Bold, KremlinBolshevik-Bold, KremlinDuma-Bold, KremlinEmpire, KremlinGeorgianI3D, KremlinGrandDuke, KremlinKiev, KremlinOrthodoxChurch, KremlinStarets (all Cyrillic simulation typefaces), Deborah Fancy Dress (saloon font), Deborah (1880s style).
Full list, at the end of 2008: AngstRidden (angst-ridden handwriting, dated 2002 under the label Mahoney Fine Arts), Bolt-Cutter-Light, Bolt-Cutter-Nasty, Bolt-Cutter, CSAR-Italic, CSARVESTMENT (illuminated caps), Bloody Irish Bastard or Congeal (2001), Deborah (Western), DeborahCondensed, DeborahExtrasOrnaments, DeborahFancyDress, Dominatrix, EutemiaI-Italic, EutemiaII-BoldItalic, EutemiaIII-BoldItalic, EutemiaOrnaments, GeneticEngine, GideonPlexus, KREMLINMINISTRY-DemiBoldItalic, Kremlin-Advisor-Display-Kaps-Bold, Kremlin-Samovar-Extra-Bold, Kremlin-Samovar, Kremlin-Soviet-Italic, Kremlin-Tsaritsa-Italic, Kremlin, KremlinAdviser, KremlinAlexander-Bold, KremlinBolshevik-Bold, KremlinComrade, KremlinCzar, KremlinDuma-Bold, KremlinEmperor-Bold, KremlinEmpire, KremlinGeorgianI3D, KremlinGrandDuke, KremlinImperial, KremlinKiev, KremlinKommisar, KremlinKourier-II, KremlinKourierII-Bold, KremlinMenshevik-Bold, KremlinMenshevik-BoldItalic, KremlinMinister-Black, KremlinMinister-Bold, KremlinMinister, KremlinMinisterBlack3D-Bold, KremlinOrthodoxChurch, KremlinPravda-Italic, KremlinPravda, KremlinPremier, KremlinStarets, KremlinSynod, MarquisDeSade, MarquisDeSadeAlternates, MarquisDeSadeOrnaments, Kremlin Chairman, Metal-Macabre, NewSymbolFont, ODINS-SPEAR-HOLLOW (2002, runes), ODINS-SPEAR (runic), OurSacredRights-Bold, PhatGrunge-Bold, Precious (calligraphic), StarmanCrusader, TEK-HED-AGGRESIVE (the TEK (techno) series is from 2003), tEK-HED-ANGRY, TEK-HED-BOLIMIC, TEK-HED-LAZY, TekHedRegular, ThorsHammerCarved (2008, chiseled look), csar, csarparadedress. Fonts from 2009: Vlad tepes II (creepy).
Fonts from 2010: Sarcophagus.
Fonts from 2012: Baris Cerin (a bastardized Garamond caps face).
Fonts from 2013: Precious (connected formal script).
FontStructor who made a nice woven caps typeface called M026S (2011). He also did a geometric Italian typeface called M021S (2011) and an octagonal outline typeface called M022S (2011). Other typefaces made in 2011 include M029s, M028c (techno face), M022s, M013, 2012.
Renton, WA-based Peter R. Wilson's metafont code (2000-2003) for the "bookhands" series of fonts. It was his intention to provide the main examples of manuscript hands from the first century until the invention of printing. Included are the following:
Design studio in Buenos Aires. Behance link. Their typefaces are mostly on commission for certain packaging or identity projects. These include Familia (2010, leaf and tree-themed all caps face), Goma (2010), Exagon (2010), some types for Atypica (2010) and Lucchetti (2010). Zero (2011) is a great striped logo face. [Google] [More] ⦿
Foundry with one freebie, Irene Frances Italic Caps. All fonts in type 1 and TrueType, Mac and PC. Commercial fonts: the great subdued calligraphic Turbayne Collection, the Morgan and Morgan Sticks display font, and the stylish Deco font Habana Moon stand out. Other fonts: AbeAbeAbeAbeAbe, Berngard, BoyBeaver Koloss, Granma, Granma Bones, Runninghand, ZigZagBoy, Randi. I guess all fonts are made by Ignacio Frances. Irene Frances is Ignacio's mother. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graduate of the Art Institute of San Antonio. San Antonio, TX-based creator of Papel Picado (2014), a decorative typeface family that contains ornamental initial caps in the style of Mexican fiestas. [Google] [More] ⦿
Brian J. Bonislawsky
Brian Kniceley is a sign artist at the Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio. At Letterhead Fonts, he designed Henderson Roman, Henderson Church Text, Strong Nouveau, Strong Italic, Strong Angle, Equinox (caps and flourishes), LHF Strong Caliope (2000: a circus font; see also p.53 of the The Solotype Catalog of 4,147 Display Typefaces by Dan X. Solo), LHF Strong Tea House (2000). Many of his fonts have a Western influence.
Brian Kniceley named all of his fonts after their creator or the books he found them in. Examples: LHF Strong Angle, LHF Strong Caliope, LHF Strong Italic, LHF Strong Nouveau, LHF Strong TeaHouse, LHF Ohnimus Florid, LHF Ohnimus Spiked, LHF Henderson Church. [Google] [More] ⦿
Illustrator and motionographer in Brooklyn, NY. Creator of Chimera (2012), an illustrated caps typeface representing animals.
Brittany Sweney (Minnesota) graduated from UW-Stout with a BFA in Graphic Design. In 2011, she created a beautiful ornamental caps alphabet for a mock Sokol Blosser Vineyard annual report. Other typefaces include Havana (2012), Dr. Beezy's (2013, hand-drawn).
Buenos Dias is located in Sevilla, Spain. One of its two founders, Javier R. Calvo, used concentric circles as jewel beads to make up ornamental letters in his Monica Lettering. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Bund für Liturgie und Gregorianik
The defunct site www.nocturnale.de had commercial music fonts by Holger Peter Sandhofe (1972-2005) from Bonn:
Bureau 205 (was: Trafik)
Damien Gautier (b. 1971) studied typography in the Atelier de création typographique at l'Ecole Estienne, Paris. He co-founded Trafik, a type studio in Lyon. More recently, his fonts are distributed vi 205 Corp and 205 TF, which he founded. He also teaches graphic design at Ecole Nationale Supérieure des beaux-arts de Lyon.
At Typotek, he designed LeQuincaillerie (fifties font, 2000), LeMenuiserie (2000), LeConfiserie (2000, an electronic panel font), LeConfiserie Couleur, L'ekran Dix (a pixel font), LeBoucherie-Ornament (2000), LeBeaune (1995-2011, a flared roman lettering typeface created at first for the town of Beaune in Burgundy), Alcala (1994).
For Salomon (the ski company brand font), Damien Gautier received a Trophée d'Or nomination at the Integraphic Congress in Paris in 2003.
MyFonts, where his foundry is called Trafik, and then Damien Gautier, then "205", Editions 205, and finally Bureau 205, sells these typefaces: Colonel (stencil), Laikran (pixel family), Le Bazar, Le Beaune, Le Chaufferie, Le Confiserie, Le Confiserie Couleur, Le Gendarmerie, Le Menuiserie, Le Quincaillerie, Pam (2005, counterless), Plaak (2013-2014, a large sans caps family inspired by French street name signs; co-designed with Olivier Raimbaud and Corentin Noyer), Robin (2010, a dingbat typeface with arrows, co-designed with Delphine Sigonney). In 2010, Gautier created Caporal (an elegant clean stencil face), Le Francois (a set of stylish capitals).
In 2009, Damien Gautier designed Bloo (a wedge-serifed typeface). Salomon is a corporate typeface family.
Typefaces of Damien Gautier and Quentin Margat in 2010: Amiral (cargo stencil), Alcala (started in 1994, finished in 2010, this text family is based on renaissance forms and was used to print a Bible).
With Quentin Margat, he created some typefaces in 2011 such as Maax (an information design sans family), Norr (styles include a didone, a slab serif, and two sanses), Colonel, and Beretta (dot matrix family).
In 2019, he published Plaax as an extension of Plaak. Subfamilies include Sathonay (super-condensed), Griffo, Pradel, Terme, Foch and Ney, from super-condensed to wide.
Büro für Gestaltung Janssen
Büro für Gestaltung Janssen, or Janssen Design, is located in Hamburg. It is involved in print, screen, animation, corporate and type design, and was founded in 2002 by Sylvia and Daniel Janssen. Together, they designed these typefaces:
Honolulu, HI-based lettering artist and typographer. C. Lee created Vintage Alphabet in 2013. In 2014, he designed Cassandre Alphabet (2014, art deco, named after Cassandre) and Ornate Alphabet (decorative blackletter caps, which was inspired by Williams and Packard's Church Text). [Google] [More] ⦿
During her studies at Rhodes University in Johannesburg, South Africa, Caitlin Dominy designed the decorative caps typeface Retro Rockwell (2016) and the floriated textured all caps typeface Lace (2016). [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer in The Gold Coast, who drew the sea anemone-inspired ornamental caps alphabet Emone (2012). She graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Design majoring in Visual Communication at Griffith University QCA in Southbank, Brisbane.
Callum Cussen (Limeblue Design) graduated from University for the Creative Arts in Surrey in 2013. Now based in Hindhead, United Kingdom, he designed a decorative all caps typeface in 2017. [Google] [More] ⦿
Calmius Software is a Russian company at which Vladislav V. Dorosh designed the Cyrillic font family Irmologion in 1996. This includes Evangelie-Ucs, Feofan-Ucs, Indiction Unicode (1996-2017), Indycton-ieUcs, IndyctonUcs, Irmologion-Caps-Ucs-SpacedOut, Irmologion-Caps-Ucs, Irmologion-Caps-ieUcs-SpacedOut, Irmologion-Caps-ieUcs, Irmologion-Caps-kUcs-SpacedOut, Irmologion-Caps-kUcs, Irmologion-Ucs-SpacedOut, Irmologion-Ucs, Irmologion-ieUcs-SpacedOut, Irmologion-ieUcs, Irmologion-kUcs-SpacedOut, Irmologion-kUcs, Pochaevsk-Caps-Ucs-SpacedOut, Pochaevsk-Caps-Ucs, Pochaevsk-Caps-ieUcs-SpacedOut, Pochaevsk-Caps-ieUcs, Pochaevsk-Caps-kUcs-SpacedOut, Pochaevsk-Caps-kUcs, Pochaevsk-Ucs-SpacedOut, Pochaevsk-Ucs, Pochaevsk-ieUcs-SpacedOut, Pochaevsk-ieUcs, Pochaevsk-kUcs-SpacedOut, Pochaevsk-kUcs, Psaltyr-Ucs-SpacedOut, Psaltyr-Ucs, Psaltyr-ieUcs-SpacedOut, Psaltyr-ieUcs, Psaltyr-kUcs-SpacedOut, Psaltyr-kUcs, Render-Script, Slavjanic-Ucs-SpacedOut, Slavjanic-Ucs, Slavjanic-ieUcs-SpacedOut, Slavjanic-ieUcs, Slavjanic-kUcs-SpacedOut, Slavjanic-kUcs, Triodion-Caps-Ucs-SpacedOut, Triodion-Caps-Ucs, Triodion-Caps-ieUcs-SpacedOut, Triodion-Caps-ieUcs, Triodion-Caps-kUcs-SpacedOut, Triodion-Caps-kUcs, Triodion-Ucs-SpacedOut, Triodion-Ucs, Triodion-ieUcs-SpacedOut, Triodion-ieUcs, Triodion-kUcs-SpacedOut, Triodion-kUcs, VertogradUcs, Zlatoust-Ucs-SpacedOut, Zlatoust-Ucs, Zlatoust-ieUcs-SpacedOut, Zlatoust-ieUcs, Zlatoust-kUcs-SpacedOut, Zlatoust-kUcs. Pochaevsk was made after an original by Nikita Simmons. See also here. Here we find some Old Slavonic fonts made in 2008 by Dorosh: Wilno-Ostrog.ttf, Wilno-Ostrog_2.ttf, WilnoCapsUcs.
Here we find these fonts by Dorosh: Irmologion-Caps-Ucs-SpacedOut, Irmologion-Caps-Ucs, Irmologion-Caps-ieUcs-SpacedOut, Irmologion-Caps-ieUcs, Irmologion-Caps-kUcs-SpacedOut, Irmologion-Caps-kUcs, Irmologion-Ucs-SpacedOut, Irmologion-Ucs, Irmologion-ieUcs-SpacedOut, Irmologion-ieUcs, Irmologion-kUcs-SpacedOut, Irmologion-kUcs, Pochaevsk-Caps-Ucs-SpacedOut, Pochaevsk-Caps-Ucs, Pochaevsk-Caps-ieUcs-SpacedOut, Pochaevsk-Caps-ieUcs, Pochaevsk-Caps-kUcs-SpacedOut, Pochaevsk-Caps-kUcs, Pochaevsk-Ucs-SpacedOut, Pochaevsk-Ucs, Pochaevsk-ieUcs-SpacedOut, Pochaevsk-ieUcs, Pochaevsk-kUcs-SpacedOut, Pochaevsk-kUcs.
Aka Kid Pixel. Valence, France-based designer of the animated decorative caps typeface Tidy (2017) and the experimental animated fonts Fire (2017), XRay (2017), Splash (2015), and Snake (2017). In 2018, she made the animated font Bubble. [Google] [More] ⦿
During her studies in Quezon City, The Philippines, Camille San Vicente designed the octagonal typeface Boxy Roxy (2013) and the modular typeface Nantucket (2013, free). She also drew the ornamental caps alphabet Ang Mga Maglalatik (2013) and Draft Display (2014, free). [Google] [More] ⦿
C&C (or: Cataloged)
C&C is the studio of Coline Sunier (who graduated from ESAD Grenoble Valence, France in 2006 and from ESAD Strasbourg in 2008) and Charles Mazé (a graduate of KABK Den Haag in 2009) in Brussels. Their typefaces:
Caoca Studio (or: Heroglyphs)
Bandung, Indonesia-based type designer.
Typefaces from 2020: Winter Holidays.
Typefaces from 2018: Adabame, Uniquely, Sunfday Hawaii, Summer Seas, Pool Party (monoline), The Lettering Font, The Great Circus, Brain Wash, Parents Greet, Monday Lovers (athletic lettering), Moms Note (hand-crafted), Meidy, Maldisa, Historia, Laborations (sans stencil), Magic Trick, Kajika, Little Edelweiss, Hello Alpha, Hairmusk (brush), Gallerina, Father and Son (sans), Summer Peach, The Patriot (all caps sans), Vaganza (spurred), The Harison, Twigs (brush script), Valery (vintage), Torberta (spurred), Sants (squarish sans), Out Hill, Super Slayers, Sun Street, Summery, Summer Nude, Retros, Keripik (fat marker font), LaVonn (sans), Happy Valentine's Day (dingbats), Valentine's Edition Dingbats, Irish Green, The Stoothgart, Tying The Knot, San Barley (horizontally hatched), Easton (monoline sans), Pop Fist (condensed sans), Oracles (all caps sans), Pandoura, Popera, Loverstruck.
Typefaces from 2017: Right Brush, Spooky Tricks (halloween font), Treasure Script, Summer Joy, Brave Hearted (outline font), Father And Son, Super Slayers, Earth and Sky, Almondia, Hello People (comic book script), Northern, Looking, Parents Greet, Baker Sweet, Avocados.
Typefaces from 2016: Ineffable (regular and grunge), Saqanone, Salmonberry, Huckleberries, Mongli (a sharp-edged sans), Retros (inline), Andrade (brush style), Amecas (squarish), Queenata (signage script), Ranania (script), Paradise (calligraphic), Valery, The Mastiff, Little Edelweiss (curly informal typeface), Loverstruck, Calamandria, Pulsate (stencil), Peanut, Sedalia (brush script), Delaboean, Rhapsody (blackletter), Chiqarine (connected script), Berretti (a Broadway style art deco typeface), Cupello Sons (a geometric serif), Quella (brush script), Hello Alpha, Historia, Desmosedici. In 2014, during her studies in Bandung, Indonesia, Olivia Theresa created the frilly ornamental caps typeface Sambasa (2014), which was designed on a Georgia skeleton.
IADT graduate who works in Brooklyn, NY. Behance link.
German designer (b. Stettin, 1864, d. Stuttgart, 1941). He studied lithography from 1878-1882, and worked as a lithographer in Stuttgart from 1891-1895. After that, until 1939, he was a free-lance graphic designer in Stuttgart. He made these typefaces:
In the late 19th century, Dr. Carl Hrachowina (1845-1896) taught at the Arts and Crafts School in Vienna. Among his students were Franz von Matsch and Gustav Klimt. He selected and published a series of study aids. Author of Initialen, Alphabete und Randleisten verschiedener Kunstepochen (1897, Carl Graeser, Vienna), and of Vorlagen für das Kunstgewerbe 1. Band. Künstliches Alphabet von J. Th. de Bry (1886, Carl Graeser, Vienna). Example of his lettering. [Google] [More] ⦿
Illustrator and poster designer in Chicago in the 1920s and 1930s, who lived from 1880 (b. Stockton, CA)-1972 (d. Des Plaines, IA). Many of the ornamental typefaces in the Barnhart Brothers&Spindler catalog of 1931, Typefaces: border designs, typecast ornaments, brass rule: selective specimens of preferred matter, are due to Junge. His typefaces:
Barcelona-based graphic designer. Creator of the Baille simulation typeface called Braille (1999, Garcia Fonts), the child's handwriting typeface Loreakop (1995, Garcia Fonts) and the funky display typeface Calypso (1997). Uses the artistic alias Txarly Brown. He also made the Kafkaesque caps typeface Vertigo (1996, Garcia Fonts), the stunning stencil typeface Floridax (1997) and the oriental simulation font NinjaType (1995, Garcia Fonts). [Google] [More] ⦿
Carlos Fabián Camargo Guerrero
Born in 1956 in Santiago, Cuba, Segura founded the design firm Segura Inc in 1991 and the type foundry [T-26] in 1994 in Chicago.
He made Square 40 and Square 45 (2006, athletic lettering, octagonal), 26FacesA, Peepod (2000, great ornaments), Boxspring (1995, dadaist), Dingura, FaxfontFine (1997), FaxfontStandard (1997), FaxfontTone, FlacoSolid, FreeBeCaps, FreeDom-Normal, Mattress, Neo-Bold, Pintor (2006, wallpainting face), RPM (decals and logos), Sport IT (dingbats), Time In Hell (deconstructed Times).
Graphic designer and illustrator in Tallahassee, FL, who created the illustrated set of letters spelling Resist (2017). Also noteworthy is her Trumpian Lord of the Puss Illustration (2017). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
In 1981, Carol Belanger Grafton published Bizarre & Ornamental Alphabets (Dover).
Dick Pape digitized these ornamental caps typefaces, naming them by page number: BizarreAlphabets-Page108, BizarreAlphabets-Page112, BizarreAlphabets-Page114, BizarreAlphabets-Page116a, BizarreAlphabets-Page116b, BizarreAlphabets-Page117a, BizarreAlphabets-Page117b, BizarreAlphabets-Page121, BizarreAlphabets-Page14, BizarreAlphabets-Page22, BizarreAlphabets-Page24, BizarreAlphabets-Page62, BizarreAlphabets-Page66, BizarreAlphabets-Page74, BizarreAlphabets-Page76, BizarreAlphabets-Page78, BizarreAlphabets-Page92, BizarreAlphabets-Page93Bold, BizarreAlphabets-Page94, BizarreAlphabets-Page95, BizarreAlphabets-Page96-Dusty, BizarreAlphabets-Page98, BizarreAlphabets-Page99.
At P22, Carolyn Porter published P22 Marcel Script in 2014. This stylish fountain pen script comes with a story: The font Marcel is named in honor of Marcel Heuzé, a Frenchman who was conscripted into labor during World War II. During the months Marcel was in Germany, he wrote letters to his beloved wife and daughters back home in rural France. Marcel's letters contain rare first-person testimony of day-to-day survival within a labor camp, along with the most beautiful expressions of love imaginable. The letters---stained and scarred with censor marks---were the original source documents used by designer Carolyn Porter to create a script font that retains the expressive character of Marcel Heuzé's original handwriting. The letters were found in an antique shop in Stillwater, Minnesota, and the 1300-glyph font was developed from 2011 until 2014. It comes with a set of filets and calligraphic ornaments, P22 Marcel Ornaments, and a set of capitals, P22 Marcel Caps. Marcel Script won an award at TDC 2014. Speaker at ATypI 2017 Montreal. The story of Marcel Heuzé is captured in her award-winning book Marcel’s Letters: A Font and the Search for One Man's fate. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Type designer from Eindhoven, The Netherlands, b. 1993. A stone's throw from the Belgian border, that is where Eindhoven is. MyFonts link to his foundry.
CAT Design Wolgast
Wolgast-based type designer Peter Wiegel (b. 1955) runs CAT Design Wolgast. Designer of these free fonts:
The list of his truetype and opentype typefaces as of 2011: 18thCenturyInitials, 18thCenturyKurrentStart, 18thCenturyKurrentText, Alfabilder, AlteDIN1451Mittelschrift, AlteDIN1451Mittelschriftgepraegt, AmptmannScript, ApolloASM, Avocado, Barnroof, BerlinEmail, BerlinEmail2, BerlinEmailBold, BerlinEmailBold, BerlinEmailHeavy, BerlinEmailHeavy, BerlinEmailOutline, BerlinEmailOutline, BerlinEmailSchaddow, BerlinEmailSchaddow, BerlinEmailSemibold-Bold, BerlinEmailSemibold-Bold, BerlinEmailSerif, BerlinEmailSerif, BerlinEmailSerifSemibold, BerlinEmailSerifSemibold, BerlinEmailSerifShadow, BerlinEmailWideSemibold, BerlinEmailWideSemibold, Beroga, Beroga, BerogaFettig-Bold, BerogaFettig-Bold, BertholdMainzerFrakturUNZ1A-Italic, BertholdMainzerFrakturUNZ1A, BertholdrMainzerFraktur, Blankenburg-Regular, BlankenburgUNZ1A-Italic, BlankenburgUNZ1A, CasaSans-Regular, CasaSans, CasaSansFettig-Bold, CatShop, CentreClaws, CentreClawsBeam1, CentreClawsSlant, ChunkFiveEx, CntgenKanzley-Regular, CntgenKanzleyAufrecht, DIN1451fetteBreitschrift1936-Regular, DiscipuliBritannica, DiscipuliBritannicaBold, Doergon-Regular, DoergonBackshift, DoergonShift, DoergonWave-Regular, Elb-Tunnel, Elb-TunnelSchatten, Elbaris, ElbarisOutline, ElficCaslin, EricaType-Bold, EricaType-BoldItalic, EricaType-Italic, EricaType-Regular, ErikaOrmig, Eureka, FibelNord-Bold, FibelNord-BoldItalic, FibelNord-Italic, FibelNord, FibelNordKontur, FibelSued-Bold, FibelSued-BoldItalic, FibelSued-Italic, FibelSued, FibelSuedKontur, GoeschenFraktur, GoeschenFrakturUNZ1A-Italic, GoeschenFrakturUNZ1A, Gondrin, GreifswalderTengwar-Regular, GreifswalerDeutscheSchrift, GruenewaldVA-Regular, GruenewaldVA1.Klasse, GruenewaldVA3.Klasse, H1N1, HelvetiaVerbundene, KochFetteDeutscheSchrift, KochFetteDeutscheSchriftUNZ1A-Italic, KochFetteDeutscheSchriftUNZ1A, LeipzigFrakturBold, LeipzigFrakturHeavy-ExtraBold, LeipzigFrakturLF-Bold, LeipzigFrakturLF-Normal, LeipzigFrakturNormal, LeipzigFrakturUNZ1A-Bold, LeipzigFrakturUNZ1A-BoldItalic, LeipzigFrakturUNZ1A-Italic, LeipzigFrakturUNZ1A, Luxembourg1910, Luxembourg1910Contur, Luxembourg1910Ombre, MMX2010-Regular, Maassslicer3D, Maassslicer3D, MaassslicerItalic, MaassslicerItalic, Makushka, MakushkaKontura, MakushkaQuadriga, MakushkaSecunda, MeyneTextur, MeyneTexturUNZ1A-Italic, MeyneTexturUNZ1A, Midroba-Regular, MidrobaSchatten, Moderne3DSchwabacher, ModerneFetteSchwabacher, ModerneFetteSchwabacherUNZ1A-Italic, ModerneFetteSchwabacherUNZ1A, ModerneGekippteSchwabacher, MoradoFelt-Regular, MoradoMarker, MoradoNib, MoradoSharp-Regular, Murrx, Nathan-CondensedRegular, Nathan-ExpandedRegular, Nathan-Semi-expandedRegular, Nathan, NathanAlternates-CondensedRegular, NathanAlternates-ExpandedRegular, NathanAlternates-Semi-expandedRegular, NathanAlternates, Nomitais, Nomitais, Numikki, Numukki-Italic, Numukki-Italic, Numukki, Powerweld, PreussischeIV44Ausgabe3, PreussischeIV44Ausgabe3, PreussischeVI9, PreussischeVI9Linie, PreussischeVI9Schatten-Linie, PreussischeVI9Schatten, Proletarsk, Prsent60, Quimbie, Quimbie3D, QuimbieShaddow, QuimbieUH, Quirkus-Bold, Quirkus-BoldItalic, Quirkus-Italic, Quirkus, QuirkusOut, QuirkusUpsideDown, RostockKaligraph, RotundaPommerania, RotundaPommeraniaUNZ1A-Italic, RotundaPommeraniaUNZ1A, Rudelskopfdeutsch-Aufrecht, SchatternvonPreussischeVI9, Schulfibel-Nord-Linie-2, SchwabenAlt-Bold, SchwabenAltUNZ1A-Italic, SchwabenAltUNZ1A, Stage, StrassburgFraktur-Regular, TGL0-16, TGL0-17, TGL0-17Alt, TGL31034-1, TGL31034-1, TGL31034-2, TGL31034-2, Tank, TengwarOptime, TengwarOptimeDiagon, TitilliumMaps29L-1wt, TitilliumMaps29L-400wt, TitilliumMaps29L-800wt, TitilliumMaps29L-999wt, TitilliumText22L-1wt, TitilliumText22L-250wt, TitilliumText22L-400wt, TitilliumText22L-600wt, TitilliumText22L-800wt, TitilliumText22L-999wt, TitilliumTitle20, UtusiStar-Bold, UtusiStar, VarietScala, Varietee, VarieteeArtist, VarieteeCabaret, VarieteeCascadeur, VarieteeCasino, VarieteeCirque, VarieteeColege, VarieteeConferencier, VarieteeFolies, VarieteeIkarier, VarieteeJongleur, VarieteeMirage, VarieteeRevue, VarieteeTheatre, Via-A-Vis, Vrng, Waschkueche, Waschkueche, WaschkuecheGrob-Ultra, WaschkuecheGrob-Ultra, WiegelKurrent, WiegelKurrent, WiegelKurrentMedium, WiegelKurrentMedium, WiegelLatein, WiegelLateinMedium, WolgastScript, WolgastScript, WolgastTwo, WolgastTwo, WolgastTwoBold, WolgastTwoBold, XAyax, XAyax, XAyaxOutline, XAyaxOutline, YiggivooUnicode-Italic, YiggivooUnicode-Italic, YiggivooUnicode, YiggivooUnicode, YiggivooUnicode3D-Italic, YiggivooUnicode3D-Italic, YiggivooUnicode3D, YiggivooUnicode3D, ZeichenDreihundert-Regular, ZeichenDreihundertAlt, ZeichenHundert-Regular, ZeichenHundertAlt, ZeichenVierhundert-Regular, ZeichenZweihundert-Regular, ZeichenZweihundertAlt, cbe-Bold, cbe-BoldItalic, cbe-Italic, cbe, kaufhalle, kaufhalle, kaufhalleblech, kaufhalleblech, moebius.
His type 1 fonts as of 2011: Avocado, BerlinEmail, BerlinEmail2, BerlinEmailBold, BerlinEmailHeavy, BerlinEmailOutline, BerlinEmailSchaddow, BerlinEmailSemibold-Bold, BerlinEmailSerif, BerlinEmailSerifSemibold, BerlinEmailSerifShadow, BerlinEmailWideSemibold, Beroga, BerogaFettig-Bold, CasaSans, Elb-Tunnel, Elb-TunnelSchatten, Maassslicer3D, MaassslicerItalic, Numukki-Italic, Numukki, Powerweld, PreussischeIV44Ausgabe3, Quimbie, QuimbieUH, RostockKaligraph, TGL31034-1, TGL31034-2, UtusiStar-Bold, UtusiStar, Waschkueche, WaschkuecheGrob-Ultra, WolgastScript, WolgastTwo, WolgastTwoBold, YiggivooUnicode-Italic, YiggivooUnicode, YiggivooUnicode3D-Italic, YiggivooUnicode3D, cbe-Bold, cbe-BoldItalic, cbe-Italic, cbe, kaufhalle, kaufhalleblech.
A list of typefaces in alphabetical order, with descriptive comments provided by Reynir Heidberg Stefansson from Iceland: 18th Century Kurrent (Kurrent-style handwriting, Wiegel-coded), Alfabilder (Alphabetic picture font for the German alphabet), Amptmann Script (Partly-connected, upright writing, used on Prussian Railways pattern drawings), ApolloASM (Jugendstil, vaguely resembling an ornate Bocklin), Avocado (Handwriting, broad-nib pen-style), Berlin Email (Narrow sans-serif, based on emailled signage; Wiegel-coded), Berlin Email Serif (Narrow serif, based on emailled signage; Wiegel-coded), Beroga (All-minuscule, rounded marker-style sans-serif with ca. 8° slope), Berthold Mainzer Fraktur (Fraktur in Wiegel (Regular only) and UNZ1(A) coding), Blankenburg (Semicondensed Tannenberg in Wiegel (Regular only) and UNZ1(A) coding), Casa Sans (Squarish, broad-nib pen-style block writing), CatShop (Serif, soft of an acid-washed didone), cbe Normal (Sans-serif, narrow, somewhat cuneiform), Centre Claws (Sans-serif, Art Deco display, a bit like Broadway), Cöntgen Kanzlei (Cöntgen Kanzley) (Fraktur-based calligraphy by Heinrich Hugo Cöntgen, Wiegel coding), DiffiKult (Sans-serif, display, no horizontal lines), DIN 1451 fette Breitschrift 1936 (The now-withdrawn Wide version of DIN 1451 traffic font), Discipuli Britannica (UK school handwriting), Doergon (Slab-serif, narrow-ish, all majuscule), Elabris (Elbaris) (Sans-serif, caps/smallcaps, shades of DIN1451 Engschrift), Elb-Tunnel (Sans-serif, based on signage in the old Elbe tunnel in Hamburg), Elbic Caslon (Elfic Caslon, Elfic Caslin) (a Caslon for the Queen Galadriel), Erika Type (Erica Type) (Slab-serif, typewriter, comes from Wiegel's old Erika typewriter), Eureka (Serif, caps/smallcaps, Art Deco/Jugendstil), Fibel Nord (2009, sans-serif, based on German school primer), Fibel Sued (2009, sans-serif, based on German school primer), Fibel Vienna (Sans-serif, based on Austrian school primer), Fundamental Brigade (Sans-serif, geometric, some UNZ1 ligatures), Göschen Fraktur (Goeschen Fraktur) (Fraktur with a biblical feel, Wiegel (Rg only) and UNZ1 coding), Gondrini (Gondrin) (Sans-serif, geometric, display, shaded outlines, cookie-cutter), Greifswalder Deutsche Schrift (Handwriting, based on Rudolf Koch's Offenbacher Kurrent, Wiegel coding), Greifswalder Tengwar (Tengwar handwriting in Offenbach style), Gruenewald VA (Latin-style schoolhand, Wiegel coding), H1N1 (Heavy display typeface made of parallel wavetrains), Hardman (Heavy, wide, squarish logotype with connecting letters), Helvetia Verbundene (Swiss handwriting), Immermann (Display, resembles a seriffed Radio/Rundfunk, UNZ1 coding), Kaufhalle (Display, recreation of HO Kaufhalle logotype), Koch Fette Deutsche Schrift (Very plain fraktur, Wiegel (Rg only) and UNZ1 coding), Leipzig Fraktur (Fraktur for bread text, Wiegel coding), Leipzig Fraktur UNZ1A (Fraktur for bread text), Luxembourg 1910 (Sans-serif, Jugendstil display typeface from old spice drawers), Maass Slicer (Maassslicer) (Sans-serif, oblique display face, orig. logotype), Makushka (Sort-of an Elabris with minuscules, looks overlayable), Men Nefer (Slab-serif, geometric, UNZ1 coding), Midroba (Spur-serif, display, all-majuscule, heavy, octal), MMX2010 (Sans-serif, display, caps/smallcaps, TV game machine feel), Moderne Schwabacher (Heavily reworked, Wiegel coding), Moderne Fette Schwabacher UNZ1A (Heavily reworked, Wiegel coding), Möbius (moebius) (Sans-serif, display, bicolour (u/c = non-spacing fills, l/c = spacing outlines)), Morado (Connected handwriting with nib or marker pen), Murrx (Heavy display typeface made from ellipsoids on NE-SW axis), Mutter Krause (Serif, slanting, Jugendstil-feel.), Nathan (Slab-serif, hand-drawn.), Nomatais (Nomitais) (Elabris with multiple levels of outlines), Numukki (Conlang, knotted-line, good for separators and scenebreaks), Powerweld (Sans-serif, Bauhaus style, all-minuscule), Präsent 60 (PI font with various East German logos), Preussische IV 44 (PreussischeIV44Ausgabe3) (Repro of Prussian Railways pattern type IV 44 version 3), Preussische VI 9 (Repro of Prussian Railways pattern type VI 9 version 2), Proletarsk (Sans-serif, monoline, doubled-up questionmark), Quast (Brush type, all-majuscule, very rough outline), Quimbie (Sans-serif, all-majuscule, resembles Amelia), Quirkus (Sans-serif), Ring Matrix (LED matrix with ring LEDs, solid LEDs and ring LEDs with shadow), Rostock Kaligraph (Very round calligraphy, resembles rotunda), Rotunda Pommerania (Rotunda style, Wiegel-code (Regular only) or UNZ1-coded), Rudelskopf deutsch (Sans-serif, based on Kurrent-style letterforms), Schwaben Alt (Schwabacher in Wiegel- (Rg only) or UNZ1-coding.), Stage (Sans-serif, narrow, Art Deco, fleeting taste of Broadway), Strassburg Fraktur (Handwritten fraktur, ornate majuscules, Wiegel-coding), Tank (PI font with (gas/petrol) tank station logos), TengwarOptime (Optima for Tengwar), TGL 0-16/0-17 (East German versions of DIN 16 and DIN 17 blueprint types), TGL 31034-1, TGL 31034-2 (East German versions of DIN 6776 / DIN EN ISO 3098 blueprint types), Utusi Star (Sans-serif, slight resemblance with Rundfunk), Varieté (Sans-serif, all-majuscule or caps/smallcaps), Vis-A-Vis (Serif, all-majuscule, split in middle), Volk Redis (Kurrent handwriting, anno 1930-1941), Vrångö (LED matrix type like Ring Matrix), Waschküche (Serif, resembles Antykwa Torunska), Wiegel Kurrent (Kurrent-style handwriting), Wiegel Latein (Latin-style handwriting), Wolgast Script (Sloppy-looking handwriting with a broad-nib pen), Wolgast Two (Latin/Cyrillic handwriting), XAyax (Serif, Jugendstil, narrow, all-majuscule), Yiggivoo Unicode (Sans-serif, wide, tall x, board game packaging feel), Youbilee (PI font with various jubilee laurels), Verkehrszeichen (Zeichen) (PI fonts with traffic signs (in layers)), Verkehrszeichen alt (Zeichen Alt) (PI fonts with old traffic signs (in layers)).
A typeface made in 1905 by Frederic Goudy. D.J.R. Bruckner: The great San Francisco printer John Henry Nash was fond of this set of capitals, but Goudy considered it "a rather clumsy form of Lombardic capitals." American Type Founders issued it for many years.
Mac McGrew: Caxton Initials were designed by Frederic W. Goudy in 1905. He says of them, "These are a rather clumsy form of Lombardic capitals. At this time had not given text letters much study and while the forms of these capitals are correct enough, they lack the delicate hairlines which I learned later are an important feature of letters of this kind." The font includes only the 26 letters shown and a small leaf ornament. Compare Lombardic Capitals.
Graphic designer in Charlotte, NC, who during her internship with Arzberger Stationers, created some caps typefaces in 2011; Flora (floriated), Suzy (oriental simulation), Caroline (calligraphic), Sassie (Victorian), and a blackletter face. [Google] [More] ⦿
Specializing in celebrity signature fonts, this Arcadia, CA-based foundry (est. 2008) is run by Jose Jimenez (b. Costa Mesa, CA, 1963). MyFonts link. It sells the following typefaces: Nursery Rhyme Initials (2004), Hire Me (2009), American Presidents (2008: a collection of all 44 U.S. Presidential signatures including Barack Obama), Signers of the Declaration of Independence (2008: a collection of all 56 signers of America's Declaration of Indepdendence).
In 2009, they added Tough Dude (childish handwriting), Western Americana (famous signatures), and Coulant Classique (calligraphic).
In 2010, he created a mix of calligraphy and brush in Classic Cool, as well as an ordinary hand-printed Wet Pussycat, and the all caps typefaces Snowflake Drop Caps, Crumpled Parchment (grunge), Mauro Poggi Ornamental Caps, and Flowery Drop Caps. Lil'Punk (2010) is a grungy hand-printed face. 20th Century German (2010), Maurice Dufrene Initials (2010, art nouveau) and Sassa Mixed (2010, inspired by Swiss art from 1939) are ornamental caps typefaces.
First Ladies (2011) consists of signatures of first ladies. Parisian Ornamentals (2011) is an ornamental shadow caps typeface modeled after an alleged 1810 design by J. Gillé [ahem, Gillé died in 1789...]. Other 2011 designs: Landscape Alphabet, Hollywood Stars (signatures), American Revolution (signatures), American Authors.
In 2012, he published Cartoon Characters Vol. 1, Medieval Times (illuminated caps), Pretzel Dough, Cats (alphadings), Bellflower (Victorian caps), Florid Renaissance (floriated caps), Victorian Ornamentals, Griffith Initials, Mother's Hand, Art Deco Flowery Initials (which are Victorian or art nouveau, and not really art deco in my view), Santerini Initials (inspired by Italian hand-etched designs dating back to 1839), 19th Century American Initials (art nouveau ornamental caps), Godfrey Sykes Initials (inspired by the decorations of Godfrey Sykes, whose work was greatly influenced by that of Raphael and Michelangelo), Alphabet of Death (a series of Northern-Renaissance-style woodcut letters based on the work of Hans Holbein the Younger), Lombardia Illuminata (Lombardic ornamental capitals), Straight Angles, Body Art (silhouettes), Italian Gothic (a full set of decorative initials inspired by 16th-century Italian calligrapher Giovanni Battista Palatino), Letters And Lace (ornamental caps), 26 Flowers (floriated drop caps), Brushwork (oriental brush face), Sfondo Fiorito (flourished caps).
Typefaces from 2013: English Monarchs (signatures of British monarchs), Kitchen Utensils (ornamental caps), Devilish, Papillon Woodcuts (a digital revival of an ornate alphabet by French engraver Jean-Michel Papillon dating back to 1760).
Typefaces from 2015: Kids at Play (ornamental caps).
Malaysian designer (b. 1984) based in Petaling Jaya.
Creator of these typefaces in 2012: Afro, Stitches (stitch font), Pop Jazz, Galah Panjang, Bunga Cengkih, Senandung Malam (Victorian all caps family), Kunang Kunang, Raja Drama (hairline avant garde sans), Piring Hitam (Peignotian sans), Dayang Senandung (hairline caps), Kaberet (a squarish outlined typeface), Kata Bidalan (hairline sans), Halusinasi (hallucination), Pak Pandir, Primadona, Mohsuri, Badang (a strong sans), Si LuNcai (monoline geometric sans), Kata Bidalon (a hairline avant garde sans), ContenG (grungy), Chempaka, Retak Seribu, Batik Indo (a textured typeface), Berus Rambut Kuda, Usang (sketched face), Songket (textured caps), Ugly Hand Writing, Dedaun (floriated), The Garden (ornamental caps), Seni Pop (a textured typeface), Modern Kerawang (ornamental caps), Cakar Ayam (scratchy hand), Sticky Notes, and Kerawang (ornamental caps).
Typefaces from 2013: Selari (bilined), Haru Biru (bilined).
Cercurius (was: Lars Törnqvist Typografi)
Ecuador-based designer of William Morris Initials (2018), which is based on the wood type initials designed for the Kelmscott Press by William Morris just before 1900.
Prolific Woodland Hills, CA-based typophile and type designer (1937-2013) whose portfolio consisted largely of revivals and who used the alias Character for his typographic work. The Los Angeles Times posted this obituary: Herb passed away after a brief fight against esophageal cancer. He was a 42 year resident of Woodland Hills CA. Son of the late Jean and Mary Van Brink, he was born in Manhattan, graduated from Stuyvesant High School (1952) and Queens College (1956) and always considered himself a New Yorker. He had a long career in Information Technology and retired from Arco. He loved traveling, bowling, genealogy, and was a bridge Life Master among his many interests. He was a trickster and a perfectionist. He leaves his wife, Paula, his son, David Van Brink and DIL Deb Culmer of Santa Cruz CA, his daughter Qarin Van Brink and SIL James Ray of Burien WA, grandchildren Amelia and Wilhelmina Ray Van Brink, brother and sister-in-law Jeffrey and Louise Van Brink of E. Northport NY and nephews Matthew and Jordan Van Brink.
Illustrator and letterer in Seoul, Korea. In 2016, for a school project, she designed a traditional Korean knot font (for Latin) and called it Jieum. She also created the decorative caps typeface Korea (2016). [Google] [More] ⦿
Surabaya, Indonesia (and more recently, Bremen and then Berlin, Germany)-based designer of the decorative caps typeface Flowery Font (2014) and the needlecraft font Aska (2016). Earlier, she made the typographic poster Tribute to Bjork (2012).
Aka Chyrllene K. Daughter of Iza W, who designed many typefaces at Intellecta Design starting in 2010. She studied applied mathematics and graphic design, and works as COO of Intellecta Design. In 2013, she wrote a thesis entitled Revival Tipografico at Faculdades Integradas Barros Melo, Brazil. Based in Recife, Brazil, she is credited with these typefaces:
Cinderella Jimu Harrington
The CindiGirl site closed. Cartoonist and computer specialist who ran (runs?) The Art of Jimu. Her pages show an exquisite collection of celtic style erotic caps in the style of Aubrey Beardsley. Unknown origin---I must conclude that Harrington drew these caps herself. A download site. [Google] [More] ⦿
During her graphic design studies in Lawrence, KS, Claire Zimmerman designed an unnamed paperclip typeface (2013). Her second typeface, Seams (2012-2015), is a carefully designed sans specially made for white tee shirts. Kiosk (2015) is an all caps display typeface. She graduated from the University of Kansas in 2016. Home page. [Google] [More] ⦿
Clarence Pearson Hornung
Prolific author, b. 1899. His books include the typographically magnificent Handbook of Early Advertising Art, Mainly from American Sources (Dover, 2 volumes). The typeface Lexington is attributed to him, as Mac McGraw writes: Lexington is a font of shaded and decorated letters and figures, drawn for ATF by Wadsworth A. Parker in 1926, from a design by Clarence P. Hornung. It is an ornamental form of roman letter, with curly serifs, and tendrils at the ends of light strokes. It was recast in 1954, and copied in one size by Los Angeles Type.
The book Early Advertising Alphabets, Initials and Typographic Ornaments (1956), edited by Clarence P. Hornung, led Dick Pape to creates these digital fonts in 2008: AltDeutsch, Amorette1889, ArabesqueDesign, BreiteEgyptienne (2008), BreiteverzierteClarendon, ChiswickPressGothicInitials, EarlyScrollAlphabet, EarlySignboards, EnglandInitials1880, ErhardDatdolt, FlorentineInitials, FlorentineInitialsReverse (2008), GothicChancery1880s, GothicClosedLetter (2009-2010, Lombardic), Hollandisch-Gothic (2010), JudendstilAlphabet (2009), LilyoftheValley, Papillon 1760 [First shown in Paris in 1760, and reprinted by Clarence P Hornung in Dover Pictorial Archive Series: Early Advertising Alphabets, Initials and Typographic Ornaments (1956, Dover Publications). Hornung's images inspired Pape's typeface], Phantasie (2009-2010), Romaine Midolline (2010), RomanPrintShaded (2010, ornamental roman caps), RusticAlphabet, SilhouetteInitials1880, TheTerrorsofNightLife, VerzierteAltGothic, VerzierteGothic, VictoriaGingerbread1890 (2007).
Classic Font Company
The Classic Font Company is a small foundry with absolutely gorgeous commercial fonts (often revivals of pen drawings) by Tony Nash (b. Bristol, 1944): Abby (blackletter family), Amadeus (1997), Batard, Bede, Byro, Carol (1997, blackletter family), Classic (2000-2002), Copper, Doodles (2000), El Cid (2000), Frameworks, Karen, Kells (celtic uncial), Prima, Priory (1997), Savoy (1997, a great bastarda font family accompanied by Savoy Frames), Scriptoria, Theodore (1995, blackletter font), Tuscany (Lombardic face), Versals (2000, Lombardic capitals). Plus 13 sets of fantastic caps (but not in font format) by Andy Jeffery. Based in North Somerset, UK.
Not to be confused with the rip-off outfit "Classic Font Corporation, USA".
Identifont lists these typefaces: Abby, Abby Hilite, Abby Lowlite, Abby Open, Abby Split, Amadeus, Carol, Classic, Copper, Doodles (CFC), El-Cid, FW-Leaves, Kells, Priory, Savoy, Theodore, Theodore Fancy, Tuscany (CFC), Versals.
Jim Moran (Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum, Wisconsin) classifies initial caps using these designations:
Claude Melle Derieppe
Quebec-based typographer and type designer (aka Diogene) who specializes mainly in revivals of obscure or old typefaces.
Claudia grew up in the south of Brazil and moved to the USA to attend college. She has BFA in Graphic Design from the School of Visual Arts in New York City where she has also taught. Claudia worked for nearly 10 years as a designer and Art Director in New York before moving to San Francisco in 2013 to serve as Design Director at WIRED. She has worked for The New York Times, T: The New York Times Style Magazine, Blender, More Magazine, New York Magazine, Domino Special Editions, Gourmet Special Editions and Men's Health. In 2012, Claudia redesigned Real Simple Magazine, marking the beginning of her design studio with WIRED pal Margaret Swart.
She created some remarkable ornamental caps, such as Dessert Rose, and a dollar sign. At Type Paris in 2015, she designed Iño, a humanist typeface influenced by Garamond. Type Paris link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Lille, France-based graphic artist who studied at ECV Lille. Designer of the vernacular typeface Montana (2014-2015), the hybrid typeface Bebas Android (2015), and the condensed sans typeface Gills (2014). Together with Edouard Spriet, he created the rounded organic sans typeface Kimono (2015) for wayfinding applications---it uses the circle as a basic building block and is developed with chromatic use in mind.
Foundry in Cleveland that existed from 1875 until 1892, when it was absorbed by ATF. It was also called H.H. Thorpe Mfg. Co. They published Catalogue and Book of Specimens From the Cleveland Type Foundry. The H.H. Thorp Mfg. Co., 147 St. Clair Street, Cleveland, Ohio (176 pages, 1880), Catalogue and Price List of Type and Material (ATF 1893 Specimen) (1893), and Catalogue and book of specimens of type typefaces and printing material and machinery (1895).
Its original designs include Koster Initials and Litho (a curly Victorian typeface digitally revived by Nick Curtis in 2007 as Cleveland Litho NF; Curtis says that it comes from an 1898 specimen book but that contradicts the ATF date). Another Curtis revival, Yum Yum NF (2008) is said to be based on Mikado from an 1893 Cleveland specimen book. And in 2008, Nick Curtis continued with a revival of the geometric display typeface Morning Glory (1893), and a revival of Oxford called Really Big Shoe NF (2009). One of CTF's most famous typefaces is the faux-Chinese font Chinese (1883, later called Mandarin). In 2010, Nick Curtis redid Geometric, a typewriter style face, and called it Linndale Square NF.
In 2013, the Victorian capitals typeface Oxford No. 2 (from the 1893 catalog) provided the inspiration for the digital typeface MFC Damask (Brian J. Bonislawsky and Jim Lyles, Monogram Fonts Co). MFC Damask Flourish (2013) is a floriated caps typeface from the same source. [Google] [More] ⦿
A typeface made in 1918 by Frederic Goudy. D.J.R. Bruckner: Goudy allowed that this set of capitals was not, strictly speaking, a typeface. American Type Founders had asked for an alphabet in the style of the large center capital A in The Alphabet, and Goudy drew an entire set for them. He said he had not intended it to be cut, but A.T.F. made matrices and sold the type for a while.
Digital versions: LTC Goudy Initials (Miranda Roth for Lanston and P22, 2005: based on the original proofs of large sizes of Cloister Initials), Cloister Initials (2006-2007, Group Type), Initials ATF Cloister (Alter Littera, 2012), Goudy Initials (2008: a free font by Dick Pape), PF Goudy Initials (Paratype). [Google] [More] ⦿
Cory Harleben (Monomonie, WI) created the all-caps display typeface Hambone Notch in 2013 at the University of Wisconsin-Stout.
Designer at URW++/Fontforum of
Graphic designer in Brisbane, Australia. Creator of the modular sci-fi typeface Robotica (2011) and of the ornamental caps typeface Byron Daze (2014).
Craft Graphic (was: Thrift and Thistle)
British free font foundry located in London run by Matt Hull (or Matt Rowan), a graphic designer, web designer and illustrator based in Surrey, UK. Behance link. Creative Market link, where Matt started selling his fonts. Matt's typefaces:
Crazy Diamond Design Historical Fonts
Wonderful 16-th century (commercial) fonts from this Manchester, UK-based foundry, including:
Cristofer Jonatan Martínez Torres
Antonio Cerri (b. 1972, Catania, Italy) freelances in web, graphic and motion design from San Giovanni La Punta, Sicily. He created some typefaces in 2010, such as the futuristic CRR NTN (+Outline).
In 2011, he made Labyrinthus, a multilined all caps family: inspect each glyph and note that there is one point of entrance and one exit. Still in 2011, the decorative family Atlantide and the futuristic all caps typeface Silver Chisel appeared.
In 2012, he designed the techno family Steel.
Typefaces from 2013: Firebird (techno, automotive, speed font family).
In 2014, he made Luna Crescente, a layered multicolor 3d typeface.
Typefaces from 2016: Xandra (script), Xova (a 5-layer techno/logo font), Xova Rounded, Maria Script (heavy signage script).
Peter Olexa (Bratislava, Slovakia, b. 1978) created the (typically retro / vintage) mostly commercial typefaces Hurley (2020), Royal (2020: vintage caps), Wagoon (2020), Snow (2020: a 3d color SVG font), Venomous (2020: spurred, grungy), Behofeel (2020), Chasmophile (2020: formal calligraphy), Angelic (2019: dry brush), Boutique Paris (2019), Umbrella (2019), Cellica Bold (2019), Abigaile (2019), Ragtime (2019: a brush font), Ragtime Marker (2019), Futu (2018), Kiko (2018), Pineapple (2018), Urban (2018: inline), Plasma (2018), Evolve (2018: inline), Hallowen (sic; 2018), Phantom (2018), Palam (2018), Alter (2018), Chrome (2018), Rhino (2018), Giant (2018), Valeria (2018), Ruas (2018), Strife (2018), Giant (2018), Atari (2018), Octopus (2018), Green Light (2018), Atlantis (2018), Maroon (2018), Secure 3D (2018), Cube (2018), Billionaire (2018: art deco), Savana (2018: bejeweled), Castile (2018), Starla (2018), Brodo (2018), Nomos (2018), Brisk (2018, art deco), Tron (2018), Jewel (2018), Forest (2018), Noxa (2018), Ama Deust Inline (2018), Goliath Inline Grunge (2017), Arbatosh (2017: Victorian), Momoco (2017), Heyro Fun (2017), Calliope Fun (2017), Steampunk Gears (2017), Ponds (2017: Victorian), Zahra (2017: inline grunge), Green Light (2017: inline grunge), Jordan Bold Grunge (2017: inline), Metalic 3D (2017), Mecha Grunge (2017), Buffalo (2017), Queen (2017), Lacoste Inline (2017), Ollie (2017, sans family), Nomos (2017), Blue North (2017: spurred), Murray (2017), Atlantis (2017), Montana (2017, outlined), Speedhunter Line (2017), Star Black Inline (2017), Gatsby Inline (2017: art deco), Jibril (2016: spurred), Hallowen (sic) (2016), Kiko (2016), Ultimatum (2016), Sailor (2016, tattoo font), Annabel (2016), Zalora (2016), Geno (2016), Marin (2016), Starship (2016), Mozza Shadow (2016), Meravin (2016), Venomous (2016), Amora Inline Grunge (2016), Rocket Shadow (2016), Hydrant (2016), Boston Inline Grunge (2016), Skywalker (2016, art deco), Ocela (2016), Columbus (2016), Raven (2016), Nomura Grunge (2016), Stella (2016), Salada (2016), Vultron (2016), Majestic (2016), Napoleon (2016), Temu (2016), Rodeo (2016, Western style family), Brooklyn (2016), Thunder (2016, Victorian label typeface family), Murray Inline Grunge (2016), Opera (2016, Victoriana), Flamingo Shadow (2016), Blue North Inline Grunge (2016), Montana Bold Outline (2016), Monophone Fancy (2016, retro style), Marin Victorian (2016), Westwood (16-style Western font family), Mozza (2016, +Inline, +Shadow, +Grunge), Speed Hunter (2016), Metro Grunge (2016), Annabel (2016, Victorian), La Forest (2016, blackletter), Star (2016, decorative caps, with outlined and inline versions), Phoenix (2016, a spurred typeface), Gatsby (2016), Bureno (2016, a Victorian display typeface), New York (2016, letterpress emulation), Capella (2016), Almanac Italic Grunge (2015), Anabel (2016, roman caps), Regolith (2015), Chocoleta (2015, hand-printed), Sailor (2015), Turmeric (2015), Ultimatum (2015), Heyro (2015, a rough brush font), Calliope (2015, a rough brush), Glass Beads (2015), Red Paprika (2015), Greenkitchen (2015), Artistico (2015, grungy), Brush Shop (2015), Graceful (2015, irregular script), Brush Wall (2015), Nickainley (2015, connected script), Harloft (2015, a warm brush script), Detective Typewriter (2015), Not Perfect (2015), Good Vibes (2015), Cool Story (2014), Get Coffee (2014), Think Happy (2014), Say Less (2014), Let's Do This (2014), Just Be Cool (2014), Brooklyn Coffee (2014, a spurred poster typeface), Bronx Shoes (2014), Nevermind (2014), RockNRoll (2014), Bluegrass (2014), Memento (2014, spurred Victorian face), Melody (2014) and Grazioso (2014). He runs Dealjumbo.
CybaPeeCreations (or: Typoasis)
CybaPee is the nom de plume of Petra Heidorn who lives in Hamburg. She has created many typefaces (listed below) between 1997 and 2005 and has cooperated with several type designers on interesting projects. She is undoubtedly best known for her successful web site Typoasis (discontinued in 2016), where one could download her own creations, and those of her many friends. Petra was also heavily involved in several attempts to revive blackletter fonts, in cooperation with Manfred Klein, Dieter Steffmann, Paul Lloyd and others. She organized several revivals of the typefaces of Rudolf Koch and Ernst Schneidler. She also managed the extensive web presence of Manfred Klein.
Cyril Bays (Zekiko) is a graphic designer in the Vevey-Lausanne-Genève area of Switzerland. He designed a vector format decorative caps typeface in 2016 that mimics the caps used in the new Larousse Illustré. The letters were designed by A. Bosson. Creative Market link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Brazilian designer (b. 1980, Curitiba) of the gorgeous 19th century-style decorative caps typefaces Marisco (Deluxe and Filled) (2007, Estudio Crop). He also made Tritura (2009, EstudioCrop: a grunge textura face), and Riff (2009, estudioCrop), a slab serif face. Dado Queiroz graduated in Graphic Design in 2003. Behance link. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Designer whose illuminated caps will soon be developed in cooperation with David Kettlewell. Half-Estonian, half-White Russian designer, living in Sweden. She draws illuminated caps for David Kettlewell. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer and illustrator in Aarhus, Denmark, who created the rough hand-crafted typeface Into The Wild (2015), which was inspired by the movie. She also designed the anatomical Boney Letters (2015). [Google] [More] ⦿
Catania-based creator of the ornamental caps alphabets Fattidarte Pills (2012) and Ich Bin Ein Berliner (2012).
Dan X. Solo
Dan X. Solo: Digitizations by Dick Pape
Dick Pape based the following digitizations (2008-2010) of blackletter, art deco, Celtic, initial caps, and other ornamental typefaces shown by Dan X. Solo in his Dover books: DXSAlphaMidnight, DXSAlphaTwilight, DXSBeansBold, DXSBlackline (prismatic, art deco), DXSBoboBold, DXSBrusselsInitials, DXSBuckinghamInitials, DXSBust, DXSCharger, DXSCheckmate, DXSCorral, DXSDevon, DXSDevonian, DXSDudleyPNarrow, DXSFatCat, DXSFestival, DXSFrankfortInitials, DXSFuturaInline, DXSGrooviestGothic, DXSGuildhall, DXSHessNeobold, DXSHotline, DXSHuntingtonInitials, DXSJoyceBlack, DXSKupferInitials, DXSLampoon, DXSLeipzigInitials, DXSLeister, DXSLowenbrau, DXSMonogramStencil, DXSMonumentBold, DXSNottinghamInitials, DXSOrbit, DXSOttoHuppInitials, DXSPickfair, DXSPolly, DXSPotsdamInitials, DXSPrismaniaC, DXSPrismaniaP, DXSQuote, DXSRegalBlack, DXSRhythmBold, DXSRickyTick, DXSRoco (art deco), DXSSansSouci, DXSShadyDeal, DXSSheetSteel, DXSSilverShadowBlack, DXSStuttgartInitials, DXSTester, DXSThedaBara (counterless geometric art deco), DXSTulo, DXSTuxedo, DXSUrban (psychedelic), DXSVeronica, DXSWestmorland, DXSWienText, DXSYagiBold.bmp DXSYagiDouble, DXSYorkshireInitials, DXSZany, DXSZephyr.
Images: DXSBlackline, DXSBust, DXSDudleyPNarrow, DXSGrooviestGothic, DXSJoyceBlack, DXSMonogramStencil, DXSPrismania'P', DXSRickyTick, DXSRoco, DXSSheetSteel, DXSTulo, DXSUrban, DXSYagiDouble, DXS Alpha Twilight, DXS Brussels Initials, DXS Kupfer Initials, DXS Lowenbrau, DXS Otto Hupp Initials, DXS Theda Bara, DXS Urban. Download page. [Google] [More] ⦿
Moscow-based designer of the decorative floral caps typeface Ghzel (2016), Daneehand (2017), Patch (2017: sketched, hatched), Pole Cho (2020: handwriting), and Benoti Grunge (2020: brush font). [Google] [More] ⦿
From Hanna, WY, the designer of the free fonts Snowy Caps, the bird nest dingbat font ForTheBirds, VictorianAngels (elaborate caps), Sleigh Ride (1999), WeGiveThanks (Thanksgiving bats), Fisher's Women, Pika Pika, Winter Wonderland, Harbour Lights, Christmas Cheer (1999), Evergreen (1999, various Xmas trees), TeaTime (1999), DeannasIvyCaps (1999), and PikaPika (1999).
Union City, NJ-based creator of the multilined caps typeface Nu Alpha (2012) and the experimental multiline typeface November (2012). He moved to Orlando, FL, to study at Full Sail University. [Google] [More] ⦿
Santarem, Portugal-based designer of the display typefaces Iron (2015, hipster style), Betrayal (2015, rough brush), Frederick (2015, a layered shadow font), Warbler (2015, a bold display sans), and Gold Fish (2013). He also drew an illustrative set of initials called Fanzine (2015). [Google] [More] ⦿
German artist (1470-1536) who created Alphabet of Capital Roman letters with metaphorical ornaments, an excessively ornamented alphabet. See here. Digitizations of his work include:
American type designer, born in Detroit, who lives in New York City. He designed ITC Kulukundis (1997), and ITC Anna (1991), the Cyrillic version of which was done by Svetlana Yermolayeva, Vladimir Yefimov and Alexander Tarbeev in 1993.
Canton Market (1995) is an oriental simulation font. In 1996, he designed Test. Other early typefaces made by him include Sindbad, Circles, Triangles, and Squares, all geometrical pattern fonts. Chairman of the Type Directors Club, 2002-2003.
In 2010, he created Marquue Faceted and Marquee Solid (which can be layered to make a 3d effect), China Market (oriental simulation), Setsuko, an oriental simulation face, Rilke (an adaptation of the lettering used by Gustav Klimt on his poster for the 1st Vienna Secession exhibition in 1898 and is named for Klimt's contemporary the poet Rainer Maria Rilke: caps only), Tribeca Script, Monograph (as if written with a Speedball B pen), Book Country (crude octagonal folksy face), Bing (art nouveau; Bing poster), HiFi (retro script), Twentieth Century (art deco headline sans), and Safety (1930s style).
In 2012, he created the monoline uprigt connected script typeface Mimosa, which was inspired by the packaging for Moulinard Jeune, a line of French toiletries from the 1920s.
Typefaces from 2013: Forgia (Pelavin writes: Forgia is a result of my fascination with the beauty I find in utilitarian industrial objects like the riveted stanchions in New York subway stations, decorative ironwork in Grand Central terminal and the eloquent construction details of the urban infrastructure of the 19th and early 20th century.) Perhaps the steampunk typeface Rivets (2016) is an outgrowth of Forgia.
Typefaces from 2018: Trilight (trilined typeface).
Typefaces from 2019: Noir et Blanc (a deco poster typeface).
Typefaces from 2020: Molly Louie (a patterned decorative caps typeface).
American penman. Author of Compendium of Practical and Ornamental Penmanship (New York, ca. 1883) and Ames' Guide to Self-Instruction in Practical and Artistic Penmanship (1884). The latter book contains some explicit alphabets: Roman, Italic Roman, Gothic, German text, Old English, Church Text, Medieval, Egyptian, German Round Hand, Marking and Rustic (elaborate caps). One of the initial caps in that text led Robert Fauver to create the free font Dirty Ames (2006).
In 1890, Ames wrote Ames' Book of Flourishes.
Graphic designer in Sierre and Lausanne (Switzerland). During his studies at ECAL (Lausanne), he made a cinematographic signage typeface called Geraldine (2011, named after Geraldine Page). Baskervilaine (2013) is a tweaked version of Baskerville. Severine (2013) is an ornamental caps typeface. Le Moche (2012) is a grotesk typeface. Sugarnir (2013) is a rune font.
In 2014, he designed the sans typeface Fryda (free beta version).
San Diego-based designer of the decorative initial caps typeface Reaper (2014, based on Blackmoor). This typeface was done for an assignment at The Art Institute of California-San Diego. [Google] [More] ⦿
Illustrator and designer in Kiev. In 2012, she created a wonderful poster typeface called Balloon, in which she plays on the widths of the characters. In 2013, several ornamental caps typefaces followed.
From Portland, OR, Dave Fabik's free truetype fonts. Includes fonts such as Slipstream, Willow (1995, Rennie Mackintosh style lettering), DungeonBlocksFilled (1995), GrekoDeco (1992, based on El Greco Adornado by Fundicion Richard Gans), SableBrush, RoughBrush, Zoom, Quainte, DeRoos Caps (Lombardic).
Berlin, Germany-based designer of Loqi (2016, an organic circle-based monoline sans custom-designed for a brand of bags), Moe (2015, decorative hipster caps), Satellites (2014, outlined geometric font inspired by the logo of DLR---the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Luft und Raumfahrt), Turna Round (2014, a roundish display alphabet), and Living Rooms (2014, an interlocking square-shaped blocky alphabet inspired by floor tiling). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
British graphic designer. Towers Type (2012) is an ornamental typeface inspired by the stained glass windows of the Saint-Rémy Church in Baccarat, France. He also made Creative Circle Headline Font (2012), and Shot (2012). [Google] [More] ⦿
Based in the north west of England, David Armstrong designed the dot matrix all caps typeface Fernando (2012).
Type designer and composer, born in St. Albans, VT, in 1958. He was one of the early free/shareware type designers, well-known for creating revivals of 19th century typefaces. He was the Walter W. Naumburg Professor of Composition at Brandeis University, and has previously taught at Harvard University, Columbia University, and Stanford University.
List of Rakowski's fonts: 3-DWedgie, Aarcover, AdineKirnberg-Script, Ann-Stone, Beachman, Beffle (1991, after Fry's Ornamented No. 2 from Stephenson Blake), Bizarro, BrailleFont, BunnyEars, ChristensenCaps, Crackling, DaBigKeyCaps, DavysCrappyWriting, DavysDingbats, DavysKeyCaps, DavysNewOther, DavysOtherDingbats, DavysRibbons, DeBalme Initials, DieterCaps, Diner-Fatt, Diner-Obese, Diner-Regular, Diner-Skinny, Dobkin-Script, Dragonwick, Dubiel (1991), Dupuy-Light, DupuyBALloon, Eileen, EileenCaps, EileensMediumZodiac, Elizabeth-Ann, Elzevier, EraserDust, Firecat, Gallaudet (a sign language font), Garton (1993), Gessele-Script, GriffinOne, Harting (an old typewriter font), Headhunter, Holtzschue, Horst, Ian-Bent, Jeff-Nichols, Jumble, Kinigstein, Konanur, KoshgarianLight, Kramer, Lassus (1993), LeeCaps, Lemiesz (a free version of Publicity Gothic, 1916), Lilith-Heavy, Lilith-Initals, Lilith-Light, Lintsec, Logger, LowerEastSide, McGarey-Fractured, Multiform, Nauert, NixonInChina (oriental simulation), ParisMetro, Pixie, Pointage, Polo, Rechtman-Script, ReliefDeco, ReliefInReverse, Reynolds, Rockmaker, Rothman [note: poster by Lauren Buroker], Rounded, Rudelsberg (Munich Jugendstil style font), Salter, Shotling, Showboat, Shrapnel, Starburst, TejaratchiCaps, TenderleafCaps, ToneAndDebs, Tribeca, Uechi, UpperEastSide (1990), UpperWestSide (lettering from the New Yorker magazine), VarahCaps, Wedgie, Wharmby, WhatA-Relief, Will-Harris, Zaleski, and Zallman-Caps.
With Klaus Herrmann, of Intecsas in Düsseldorf, he started updating his fonts from 1992-1999. Those fonts can be bought at Will-Harris.
Here is an interview with David.
And finally, a text file with the names of most of his fonts.
Designer and art director in Bogotá, Colombia. His typeface Desf (2011) is completely based on a grid and compass construction. It is a funky display typeface designed for advertisements or labels.
David Fernando Espinosa Martínez
David Fleming Nalle
Sao Paulo-based Brazilian Portuguese creator from Portugal, of Dora (2012, calligraphic caps). He also made a series of unnamed display typefaces in paperfold, ocragonal and gridded styles.
In 2013, he made Joy, a bespok typeface for Brazilian furniture maker Artesian.
Author of The Art of Calligraphy (Dorling Kindersley), Calligraphy: Inspiration, Innovation, Communication (Anaya), and The Calligrapher's Bible (A&C Black).
David Pustansky (was: 24hourbauer.co.uk)
David Pustansky (b. 1985) is a UK-based type designer who was active in 2005-2006, when he operated as David Martin and his web site was called 24hourbauer.co.uk. He published many free fonts, but then became inactive ca. 2007. In 2014, he resurrected as David Pustansky.
Creator of the picture-derived typefaces Eye Spy (2006), Batman The Dark Knight (2006, scanbats), Simpsons Mmmm...Font (2006), Pokemon Pixels (2006), Silent Hill Nightmares (2006), Mario and Luigi (2006), Final Fantasy Elements (2006), Lara Croft Tombraider (2006), Superman Last Son of Krypton (2005), The Ultimate Lance Hoyt font (2005), Harry Potter and the Dingbats (2005), TNA Bound for Glory (2005), tna wrestling (2005), Doctor Who 2006 (2005), Futurama Dingbats (2005), Red Dwarf Characters (2005), Evil Characters (2005), and 24hourbauer (2005, scanbats), Simpsons Treehouse of Horror (2007), Split Splat Splodge (2006, ink slpatter), Splish Splash Splosh (commercial), TNA Lockdown (2007), Splis (2007), Donkey Kong World (2006), SonicMegaFont (2006), Doodlebears (2006), Tetris Blocks (2006), twentyfour, WWE, residentevilcharacters, wrestlinglogos.
In 2014, he created Garfield Hates Mondays Loves Fonts (scanbats), the retro typeface Shakespeare First Folio (after the lettering in the 1623 collection of Shakespeare's plays), Brush Stroke of Genius, Wilson (after the baseball in the movie), Eye Am Confused Optical Illusions, Game Logos, Retro Hasbro WWF Figures, Doom and Gloom, Nato Phonetic Alphabet, Shakespeare To Be Or Not To Be (ornamental caps), Super Street Fighter Hyper Fonting (scanbats)m), An Apple A Day Fruit Font, Secret Diary (hand-printed), Balls Balls and more Balls (scanbats), Legend of Zelda TriFont (scanbats), Crushed Candy (scanbats), A Work of Art (scanbats), Console Wars Console Yourself, Futurama All Hail the Hypnotoad, Family Guy Giggity (cartoon character font), and American Dad Good Morning USA (cartoon dingbats).
In 2018, he designed the shaky hand-crafted Jack The Ripper Dear Boss (inspired by the original "Dear Boss" letter sent to the police at Scotland Yard by Jack the Ripper). In 2019, he added the caricature font Guess Who at the scanbat typeface Metal Gear Solid The Phantom Font.
Baltimore, MD-based senior creative director at High5design. He drew some illustrated caps alphabets in 2012 such as Crazy World Alphabet, and Gothic Inspired Type (more a painting than a set of letters). In 2018, he published the hairline sans typeface Zobel Thin. [Google] [More] ⦿
Daniel Viberg (Dawnland, est. 1999) is a Swedish designer, b. 1976, Nyköping. His early fonts could be downloaded at Dafont. His later fonts can be bought via MyFonts. In general, Dawnland Fonts are for headlines, posters for event graphics and music/media/game packaging.
He created the Chaos font series, which comprises Paradox (1999, trembling hand face; +Paradox X, 2011, +Paradox Runa, 2011), Lamenta (1999, scratchy face), Lamenta X (2011), Lilith (2000, initials made with human figures), Nihil (2011, grungy) and Dissonus (2004, a nihilist grunge typeface inspired by the type treatments of Dave McKean as well as the Manson Anti Christ Superstar-artwork).
Other typefaces include Victualia (brushy), Aeterna (2011, grunge), Haakke (2011, a children's hand), Awe (hand-printed), Victualia X (2011, a hand-drawn brush font), Chaos 1996 (2011, pen illustrations), Massiva GrotesQ (2012), Lore (2012, blackletter), Nokturnia, Nekromantea, Pandemonia, Meep (2013), Blck Phnx (2013, a lava lamp font), Auntie Lee (2013, hand-printed), Uncle Lee (2013, hand-printed), Ponderous (2013, a poster titling face), Cirque De La Lune (2013, poster lettering), Dulcet (2014, vintage script), Left Hand path (2015, hand-printed), Lost + Forlorn (2017, a punk/horror typeface), Wounds (2018: a scribbly horror font), Murk (2020: an all caps typeface with 26 ghastly creatures).
Vintage seed packaging from the 19th century inspired Deanna McGeown in the design of a Victorian ornamental caps typeface in 2012. Deanna was a student in Queens, New York, at the time of that design. [Google] [More] ⦿
Los Angeles-based designer of Funderful (2013), a colorful hand-painted all caps alphabet (2013).
Decade Type foundry
Decade Type foundry (Bandung, Indonesia, est. 2008) is run by Agung Maskund (Agung Gumilang Sugih), b. 1987, Bandung. It specializes in Victorian and vintage type. Creator of Authentic Labels (2013), New Black (2012, a metal band typeface) and Chicano Brush (2012, graffiti face). Note: It is possible that Chicano Brush was made by Gilang Purnama.
In 2013, they published Reckless (by Gilang Purnama: a retro car font), Fabulous Drop Cap (with a free demo font), Los Santos (graffiti style), Logotype Frenzy (brushy signage face), Insurance Maps (inspired by the Sanborn Map Company's 1909 insurance map catalog), Basingstoke (a spurred display typeface by Gilang Purnama Jaya), Hustlers Rough (Western Tuscan signage font), Lakester (another Tuscan signage font with layering), and Griba (alchemic typeface).
Another great typeface project is the National Currency Font (2013), which features spurs and an engraved look. Stay Gold Script (2013) is a vintage signage typeface. Aesthetique (2013) is a Victorian ornamental Tuscan design.
Typefaces from 2014: Stanwood (Victorian), Herschel.
Typefaces from 2015: Tervia (spurred vintage typeface), Edmond (vintage typeface), Pretty Script.
Typefaces from 2018: Versica (by Irma Asharini and Agung Gumilang Sugih).
Cofounder of Image Type with Ihsan K. Lazuardi and Gilang Purnama.
Stephen Coles's list of decorated initials:
Decorative caps archive (gifs!), and some original or modified caps by Leo Doerr: Freehand Purple, Gold Blade, Shining Flemish, Golden Zallman, Blue Carrick, Crazy, Ice, Psychedelic, Red Christensen, Green Becker. All gifs of course. [Google] [More] ⦿
Delve Fonts (was: Delve Media Arts)
Delve Withrington (Alameda, CA; b. 1970, Asheville, NC) studied at Savannah College of Art and Design, designed signage, print projects and web pages in addition to designing custom typefaces, worked for Fontshop, and in 2004, joined the type team at Agfa Monotype, which morphed into Monotype Imaging, Redwood City, CA. From Asheville, NC, he moved around and ended up in San Francisco. In 1996, he founded Delve Fonts in Berkeley, CA (in fact, Delve Media Arts, and later renamed Delve Fonts). He has collected a virtually complete list of books on typography. Author index. MyFonts link. Designer of these typefaces:
Mak Sui Shing (Hong Kong) created these freeware dingbat fonts in 2001-2002: CNg001, CNg002, CNg003, CNg004, CNg005, CNg009, ChopStick, DEMObeard, DEMObig5, DEMOcoins, DEMOflower, DEMOhorse, DEMOlantern, DEMOmusic, DEMOrose, DEMOstamp, DEMOsword, DEMOtree, DEMOwatch, DemoBun, DemoFood-2001, DemoXmas, cn12. Most of these fonts have Chinese symbols. He is working on Hand Signs, Doll Houses, Letter Flags and AZFonts (caps with embedded flowers). [Google] [More] ⦿
Denis A. Serikov
Digital artist from Quezon City, The Philippines, b. 1991. Aka Douxiegirl. Creator of the mostly hand-crafted fonts Laser Metal (2015), Honeytone (2015), Aloha Sunshine (2015, curly script), Moon Flower (2013), Denne Shuffle Euro Hollow (2013), Killed Vespertine (2013, decorative caps), Esto Bueno (2013), Luna Kronik (2013), Alright Scrapbooky (2013), Bacon Kingdom (2012), Brain Flower (2012), Autumn (2012), Springtime (2012), Soymilk (2012), Wintermelon (2012), Matryoshka (2011, 3d face), Monovirus (2011, caps only), Baby Doll (2011, hand-printed), Denne Freakshow (2011, 3d hand-printed), Chemistry (2010), Dominique (2010), All Hail Julia (2010), Denne Etude (2010), Denne Gnossienne (2010), Denne Shuffle (2010, 3d and hand-printed), DenneAtTheTeaParty (2010), DenneMilkTea (2010, all caps, hand-printed), Denne Kitten Heels (2010), Denne Angel (2010), Denne Fuchoor (2009), Denne Sketchy (2009), Denne's aliens (2009), Denne Schoolgirl (2009), Denne's Chokipi (2009), Pretty Shit (2009, dingbats), Denne's Summer (2009), Denne's Pen (2009), Crown Doodle (2009), DENNECURSIVE (2009), DENNELEFT-HAND (2009), Denne-Delica (2009), DenneMarker (2009), DennePuffy-Hearts (2008, marker pen), DenneThreedee (2008, marker pen), Denne's Aliens (2009), and Denne'sOldHandwriting (2009), 2006 (based on the Welcome font by Whitestone which was used in the Fifa World Cup in 2006).
Prolific NY-based designer (born in East Los Angeles) who specializes in faithful revivals of old masters and logotype, in Latin and Hebrew. He made over 500 fonts including. He is also a translator and illuminator of Biblical period Hebrew and Aramaic. His clients include The Vatican (Pope John Paul II's Holocaust commemerative CD) and Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America. His specialties are translations worded in the language and style of the period in which the Biblical text was composed. His translation and enumeration of kabbalistic writings, otherwise known as Hebrew Mysticism and numerology, demonstrate the mathematical base of Biblical miracles.
MyFonts wrote this analysis of his work: Dennis Ortiz-Lopez is a hugely talented New York type designer. lettering artist&typographer, with around 600 typefaces to his credit. Typographic quality in the magazine market doesn't get much better than Rolling Stone magazine---well, guess who was their typographer (as well as InStyle, Sports Illustrated, People, etc.). Dennis made a successful transition to the digital era around 1989, keeping up his prodigious output. Dennis is also known by his Hebrew name, Siynn bar-Diyonn. Dennis follows the footsteps of great American type designers such as Morris Fuller Benton and Herb Lubalin. And he likes contrasts, too: his typefaces are very narrow or very wide, very thin or very fat. If you love Franklin Gothic but always felt like it's not fat and wide enough. try [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Design23 is a multi-disciplinary design studio in Morristown, New Jersey, started ca. 2012 by Jennifer de Angelis Gunn.
Evgeny Bulash (Design Station), is a Russian designer, b. 1978, who lives in Stavropol. He created the ornamental caps typefaces UniLeaf-Italic, Ornatix and Ornatique in 2009. He also did Bladeline (2009), Republic (2009) and Unileaf (2009). Another URL. Home page. Fontspace link. Dafont link. Another URL. [Google] [More] ⦿
Original dingbat truetype fonts by Destiny's Lady in 1998-1999: DLDesigns3, DLDesignsFour, DLDesignsTwo, DLSantaCaps, DLBirdz (1999), DLTreeCaps, DestinysBorderDings, DestinysButterflyDingbats, DestinysCherubsDing, DestinysDecorativeDings, DestinysDesigns, DestinysEasterDings, DestinysFancys, DestinysFloralDings, DestinysFlowers, DestinysGingerbreadDings, DestinysLittleHouses, DestinysMusicDings, DestinysNewYearsDings, DestinysTeddbearDingsTwo, DestinysTeddyDingsOne, DestinysTeddybearDingsThree, DLFillegreeCaps, Destiny's Design Dings (6 fonts), Framers, Buttons, Interfaces.
Has gone partially commercial with these fonts: Destiny's Interfaces (3 fonts), Destiny's Framers (2 fonts), Destiny's Buttons.
Indonesian font outfit, offering mostly script fonts designed by Mega Ardelia. Their typefaces as of 2020: Aglio Olio (a monoline script by Mega Ardelia), Aventurine (a signature script), Beezy Bee, Brownsville, Dinotopia, Emilio (an all caps poster typeface by Mega Ardelia), Evangeline, Fadorable, Feeling Groovy, Gedrik, Hamberger, Hanooman (a signature script), Hungry Charlie, Jamaika (by Mega Ardelia), Lockport (by Mega Ardelia), Maisonette, Monstarr, Nuthsell, Ozwald, Panthera, Pichola, Qumalu (a script typeface by Mega Ardelia), Reyhana, Rockstar, RushFord, Shafiya, Sienna, Soetta Laga, Sun Kissed, Sweet Delight, Sweetmango, Teemika, Toraja (patterned, by Mega Ardelia), Tropica, Woodland. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer and lettering artist in Brooklyn, NY. In 2016, she designed the Victorian era ornamental typeface Bushwick Brooklyn, and drew a decorative all caps typeface. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Zagreb, Croatia-based designer of the vector fonts Animal Typography (2016), Drop Cap (2016, colorful flower-themed initials) and Blurred (2016).
Dick Pape (Dallas, TX) is digitizing the Dan Solo books one by one, and has digitized many other sources of alphabets and images. He started making fonts ca. 2007. In 2009, he was doing Solo's art deco tome. He is on several font-making forums such as High Logic, and is interested in revivals. "Toto" writes: Dick Pape made hundreds of fonts and here are the links to most of his fonts. This list has not been updated and later additions are found in Rapidshare folders. I've missed some and some links had been deleted by Rapidshare during its migration from .de to .com. Some have also been sent directly to the group, like those based on Mada's alphas. It is hard to tell whether the font has been made by Dick Pape. The only indication that he created the fonts is that the font have "DP" as font vendor and/or has "Digitized by TTD" in the trademark field. Both are not present in some of his fonts. He seems not to want to take credit. He is just a guy who wants to digitize anything he likes. In 2010, he made Bultaco, based on the logotype for Bultaco Motorcycles---see Freehostia.
Dick Pape: Bizarre & Ornamental Alphabets
In 1981, Carol Belanger Grafton published Bizarre & Ornamental Alphabets (Dover). Dick Pape digitized these ornamental caps typefaces and named them by page number: BizarreAlphabets-Page108, BizarreAlphabets-Page112, BizarreAlphabets-Page114, BizarreAlphabets-Page116a, BizarreAlphabets-Page116b, BizarreAlphabets-Page117a, BizarreAlphabets-Page117b, BizarreAlphabets-Page121, BizarreAlphabets-Page14, BizarreAlphabets-Page22, BizarreAlphabets-Page24, BizarreAlphabets-Page62, BizarreAlphabets-Page66, BizarreAlphabets-Page74, BizarreAlphabets-Page76, BizarreAlphabets-Page78, BizarreAlphabets-Page92, BizarreAlphabets-Page93Bold, BizarreAlphabets-Page94, BizarreAlphabets-Page95, BizarreAlphabets-Page96-Dusty, BizarreAlphabets-Page98, BizarreAlphabets-Page99.
He writes: What is a Festival? In Europe in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, important events in the life of a princely dynasty, such as marriage, the birth or christening of an heir, a coronation or a funeral, were celebrated by mounting a festival. Festival books are printed accounts of these occasions, issued by or with the approval of court, city or religious authorities. They are often customised with the arms of a princely house, hand-coloured illustrations or a fine binding. The books usually offer eye-witness accounts of a festival, sometimes embellished with moral or philosophical reflections - though at their simplest they may just be a list of names. Festival books do not always provide an accurate record of events. Sometimes prepared in advance of the occasion, sometimes seen from the limited viewpoint of an eye-witness, their accounts are ideal, and even idealised, rather than strictly factual.
Dick Pape: Dover Pictorial Series
The extensive Dover series by Dick Pape contains about 150 typefaces. The typefaces are numbered and carry these names:
Dick Pape: February 2013
In February 2013, Dick Pape published a number of typefaces grouped together here. Local download page. The typefaces:
Dick Pape: Initials
Dick Pape revived hundreds of initial caps typefaces. Some came from collections. The unclassified ones include these fonts from 2009 (unless date specially mentioned): Antique Alphabet, Avante Light (2010, avant garde caps), Babylon Initials (2009), Bird Drawings Alphabet (2008), Boast Feder Bold (2010, horizontally-striped caps), Boast Plain Bold (2010), BoldCameo (2009), Clea Initials (2010, nudes), Command (2010), Dover Old Fashion Alphabet (2010, silhouettes), Fancy Nouveau (2010, art nouveau caps), Floral Initials (2010), Flotner Anthropomorphic (2010), Flower Panels Outline (2010), Flower Panels (2010), Flower Vines (2010), Flowery Alphabet (2010), Framed Alphabet (2010), Frankfurt Stempel-Series 52 (2011), Frankfurt Stempel-Series 55 (2011), Garden Nouveau Initials (2010: great art nouveau initials), Genteliza Hand (2011), Gothic Metal Initials (2008), Goudy Initials (2008), Haas'sche 1925 (2010), Humanistic Alphabet 107 (2011, uncial), Humanistic Alphabet 109 Swash (2011), Humanistic Alphabet 110 (2011), In Bloom Alpha (2010), Iniciales Greco (2010, after Richard Gans, 1922), Initialen Feder Grotesk (2010, after Jakob Erbar's 1908-1910 typeface at Ludwig & Mayer), Lichte Jonisch (2008), Light Me Up (2010), Madeleine (2010), Nelma (2011), New Music (2010), Rankin-Initialen (2010: Celtic), Rosart Initials (2010), Sacon Initials (2010: birds, beasts and flowers by Jacques Sacon, Lyon, 1519), Schmale Jonisch (2008), Schriftgiesserei Series 56 (2013: after D. Stempel, 1915), Victorine Embellished (2010).
Dick Pape: ornamental typefaces
Ornamental typefaces made in 2008-2010 by Dick Pape: 2 Cute 4 U (+Block), Abstract Alphabet (2009), Aged Ornaments (2009), Ancient Mortises (2008), Angel Alpha (2009), Angelica Alpha (2009), Ani-Red Jello Alpha (2009), Antique Alphabet (2009), Arabesque Design (2009), Art Deco Dingbat Images (2010), Art Deco Frames (2010), AlphabetArt, AndrewHolmesArtA, AndrewHolmesArtB, AndrewHolmesArtC, AndrewHolmesArtD, AndrewHolmesArtE, AndrewHolmesArtF, Angel Alpha, Angelica Alpha, Ani Red Jello Alpha (2009), AvonInitials, BritishAirwaysNumbers, CaFaitDur, CelticDesignDark, CelticDesigns-Light, Continnental, EckenFlowerBorders, GermanGothicManuscript, KafkaFlourishes, LaxtonCommonRevival, NiceOldAlphabet, Portent, RomanoAlphabet, Weissranken-Initialen, Babylon Initials (2009), Bird Drawings Alphabet (2008), Black Buttons (2010, +Bold), Bold Cameo (2009), Bubble Gum (2010, +Condensed, +Extended), Bultaco (2010, after the motorcycle brand), Cardio Black and White (2010, ECG-inspired), Charcoal family (2010, crayon typefaces), Checkerboard (2010), Chinese Flowers (2008), Chiswick Press (2007), Chocolate Type (2011), ChrisGreen (2010), Calligraphia Latina (2010), Dough (2011), Electronic Alphabet (2011), Elo (2010), EstupidoEspezial1, EstupidoEspezial2 (2010, based on the Hoefler Swash variant of OCR_A), TokoFont, Clip People (2010), Clothes Pin Font, Compass Rose (2008), Coptic Letters (2010), Cubes, Cups, Cute Lolo Animals, Dark Herald (2011, Celtic caps), Dave's Glyphs, Design Images, Digital Auto Sampler, Drinking Scenes, Drinking Utensils, DunHuang Art, Eating Signs, EcoLeaf, Eduardo Recife, Eggs And Milk, Eroding Alphabet Italic (2010), Extra Initials, Extra Ornaments, Fantasy Butterflies, Fantasy Dragon FX, Fantasy Monster Skulls, Far Away Places Images, Festival Books Borders, Festival Books Initials, Festival Books Ornaments, Fire Letters, Fire Letters Cameo, Fire Letters Monospaced, Fire Letters Monospaced, Floral Initials, Florentine Initials, Florentine Initials Reverse, Flower Panels, Flower Panels Outline, Flower Vines, Fresh Fish, Funky (2010), Funny Numbers, Furore Mexican (2011), Futorisugi Face, Garden Nouveau Initials, Gill Canterbury Capitals (2011), Give me a break, Gothic Metal Initials, Goudy Initials, Graph Glyphs (2010), Halbfette Egyptienne (2008), Hat Dance Alpha, Haunted Initials (2010), Hellenic Sketch (2010), Hollandisch-Gothic (2008), Holly Alpha, Hula Ribbon, Hula Ribbon 2, Hula Ribbon1, Humanistic Alphabet 106 Italic (2011), Humanistic Alphabet 108 (2011, uncial), India Designs, Irina Batkova HRG (2010, based on Giger's paintings), Japanese Design Parts, Japanese Design Templates A, Japanese Design Templates B, Jugendstil A, Jugendstil B, Kelt Ornaments 1, Kelt Ornaments 2, Kleft Bold (2011, dot matrix face), Lichte Jonisch, Madeleine Shaded (2010), Mayan Affixes A, Mayan Affixes B, Mayan Main Signs A, Mayan Main Signs B, Mayan Profiles, Mc Call's Magazine, Metal Branches (2010), Mimbres Pottery, Moderne-Zelda (2010, after a Dan X. Solo alphabet), Moderne-Zelda Black, More Drinkings Scenes, Mostly Fish, Moto Bykes, Mythological&Fantastic I, Mythological&Fantastic II, Mythological&Fantastic III, Mythological&Fantastic IV, Mythological&Fantastic V, Mythological&Fantastic VI, Mythological&Fantastic VII, Native Designs-Mexico&Peru 1, Native Designs-Mexico&Peru 2, Native Designs-Mexico&Peru 3, New Music, Objects of Nature, Old English Images, Ondawall Versal (2011, Celtic), Panels&Frames, Parapam (2010), Pinto Inline (2010, +Speckled), Random Doodles, RangeMurata, Rankin-Initialen, Really Black Alphabet (2010), Robu Bold (2010), Rons Old Patterns, Rons Old Patterns Bare, Rosart Initials, Rustic Alphabet, Sacon Inititals, Saks (2010, bilined), Schmale Jonisch, Sea Shells of Nature, Shuttershock Vector Demo, Simple Alphabet, Simple China Images, Simple Doodles, Snails&Slugs, Softsquare, Some Guitars, Soviet Founders, Soviet Life Posters I, Soviet Life Posters II, Soviet Life Posters III, Soviet Life Posters IV, Soviet Propaganda Posters, Splish-Splash (2009), Strange Black Blobs, Tauba Auerbach, The Goetia, Tribal Dividers, Tribal Flames, ViaFaceDon Black, ViaFaceDon Black Hats, ViaFaceDon Outline, ViaFaceDon Speckled, Victorine (2010, Tuscan typeface), Viking Design A, Viking Design B, White Buttons Bold (2010), Wood Type Cheltenham Bold (2010), ZEart Designs, Zelek, Zelek Black, Zelek Boldline, Zelek Shadline.
In 2012, Dick Pape made 26 fonts, one for each letter of the alphabet, called USFDecorativeLetters. Each font contains a selection of decorative capitals. These fonts were inspired by the The Decorative Letters ClipArt gallery, which offers 855 examples of decorative letters in a variety of styles. Originally developed from 204-2012 by the Florida Center for Instructional Technology at the University of South Florida, the ClipArt ETC is a part of the Educational Technology Clearinghouse.
Neurotypo (2011) is a free illustrated caps alphabet made by Diego Lara, a graphic designer and illustrator from Cuenca (was: Quito), Ecuador.
FontShop was the name of Dieter Steffmann's foundry in Kreuztal, Germany (not to be confused with the FontShop foundry and font vendor). He made about 600 self-proclaimed "old-fashioned" fonts, and among these many Fraktur fonts. His site became too expensive to run, and was for about two decades hosted by Typoasis. His fonts can now de downloaded afrom 1001 Fonts. Alternate URL. Current list of fonts. See also here. New stuff. Fontspace link. A nice essay about Fraktur fonts accompanies the fonts. News. As Dieter puts it: I am not a designer but I add missing letters to public domain fonts in order to get a complete character set and I hint the fonts and create new weigths (shadow, inline etc.) His Christbaumkugeln font, and how it was made. The font families:
Aka Everdrifter, Calvin Drews and Noi Minggu. Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia-based designer of the fairytale and/or vampire script font Grym Story (2015), the counterless Republik (2016), the brushed typeface Ocean Six (2016, free at Pixel Surplus), and the pen script font Sleeks (2016).
In 2017, he designed the decorative floral caps typeface Floral Secret Island.
In 2018, under the alias Noi Minggu, (s)he designed the free brush font Shallou, the font duo Skyline Adventure and the cursive typeface Budapest in 2018.
Typefaces from 2019: Sanrossi Sonata, Luscious Script, Quinn, Seraphina Script, Picanto (floral font), Hugging Hippo, Marisole (grungy vintage style), Celeste, Lighthouse Script, Key West, Insatiable, Lenka, Tiki Time, Riley (dry brush script).
Digital Type Foundry
Digital Type Foundry is James Banner's (extinct) Seattle-based foundry that produced typefaces such as Angelic, Bamberg-Initials, Bamberg, Burton, Caxton-Initials, Daggers, Enochian, FetteFraktur, Fraktur, Futhark-Gothic, Futhark, Hebrew, Hermetica, Titling-Ornaments-1 and Turkish, around 1991-1992. Some fonts can be downloaded for free at Fontspace. He wrote: I started making fonts in 1988 and still produce work, although as it became more difficult to upload my work or share it using the University of Michigan FTP server, I haven't released much. Most recently, I issued the Geoffroy Tory initial letters as a Type 1 font and separately as EPS files as Freeware. I've produced 20-30 fonts since the DTF Volume Three bundle package came out.
The foundry disappeared. The licensing today is unclear.
Digital Typeface Studio (was: Evas Unique Fonts)
Aka Eva Barabas, and as Digital Studio. Ireland-based designer of Zenfyrkalt (2015, decorative textured caps), Papyrus EBO (2015), and Cirkus (2015, curly font).
In 2016, she designed Kristaly (connected script), Rubican (connected script), FlypFlop (thin connected script), Dingfleur (floral dingbats), Dingsprinkle (ornaments), Lacy (textured), Coalpen, Digi Stamps One (flowery ornaments), the textured typefaces Leaffy (decorative caps) and Hyppolit, the ornamental typeface Zending, Karykas, the curly script Pyktor, Symca, Dood Leafs, Pypats, the textured typeface Zensyrom, Doodlowers, Doodletters, Woodys, the stylish display typeface Lynzer, the curvy Roucorns, the sans typeface Dyane, the pendant typeface Proxanys, the display typeface Chowes, the bubble-themed Amydor, the textured typefaces Sanzen and Bubbles, the sketched typeface Stone Story, the hand-crafted Clarissa, Cally Script and Sanlabello, the mask dingbat font MaskbyEBO, the curly decorative all caps typefaces Zsylett and Zsynor, Rythmus and Popcorn.
Typefaces from 2017: Maudlyn (script), Hakyt (script), Atyla (script), Welga, Bynda (script), Kylets (script), Martyn (script), Balton (hand-crafted), Zengo (ornamental caps), Chyga (Victorian, curly), Geryta, Leafyction, Edyra (textured caps), Simpla (textured caps), Digidon (textured caps), Trefay (calligraphic script), Fonix (textured caps), Haloven (Halloween font), Sylabus, Icing Cookies, Clarissa, Floryan (floriated caps), Flory Anna, Nebulo, Storyteller (floriated didone), Mandings, Zenyth, Beadwork, Eszty (calligraphic), Divat, Kahir (exquisite decorative caps), Zen3, Moaren (sketched), Moare (fingerprint texture), Stone Story (textured), Stampy, Wyllam, Dyane (sans), Manuell (a heavy display didone), Labrint (textured), Zenone (textured decorative initial caps), Zensyrom (textured caps), Chamylle, Marmelad, Filigran (a textured didone), Chamylle (leafy font), Balloony (comic book style), Bemydor (textured caps), Eggshell Mosaic (textured caps), Portabell (textured caps), Stampy Light (outlined shadow typeface), Tendrils (textured caps), Retrograph (textured caps), Digizen (textured all caps typeface).
Typefaces from 2018: Lamor (heart-themed textured caps), Zentyp (decorative textured initials), Square Frames, Seamless Patterns, Tiptak, Adetar, Seryfan, Blysher, Katalyn, Agrifan, Bokretan, Hebydia (calligraphic), Westyler (script), Pepitas, Sthencyl (script), Bykars (curly), Hegran (Victorian, with curls), Monogram Framer, Grafyk, Orhydea (upright script), Denka (textured caps), Dathyn, Agrish, Olyber, Sayes Script, Layers (with snowy TV screen texture), Dafodyl, Rubynt, Ofaly, Gudlak, Natyl, Vytorla Mix (curly script), Gaby, Kiraly, Meybi (heart script), Sofye, Emryt, Vytorla, Sybelia, Alyfe, Bigdey, Amagh.
Typefaces from 2019: Gitar, Feba, Arthegos (script), Quilty (script), Trinyta, Lyra (textured caps), Astoria, Judyth, Artopyl, Stokyt, Janzen (tribal texture caps).
Typefaces from 2020: Storyk (script), Pegro Stencil, Framed Monograms, Beprity Stencil (a script), Direkt Stencil, Dings, Sati, Hapyster, Stager, Lathyn, Welga, Agrifan, Atyla, Hegran (curly Victorian), Orhydea (a rabbit ear script), Dyobar (a stencil font), Cytar, Valtin (decorative caps for Valentine's day). Creative Market link. Creative Fabrica link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Diogo Ramos Moreira
Designer in Bandung, Indonesia, who created the ornamental caps typeface Oculus (2012), a custom design for Sirkus Garut based on Georgia.
This used to be a wonderful page, but Michelle Dixon seems to have retired from the font making business. There used to be five shareware dingbats fonts: African Ornaments One, Cave Painting Dingbats One, Mayan Dingbats, Pre-Columbian Ornaments One, and Printers' Ornaments One (Mac PS), plus about 45 other original fonts (not shareware). In her wonderful collection, the following of Michelle Dixon's creations stand out: Arrighi Copybook, ItalianMosaicOrnaments, Beautiful, LondonHouse, Love Letter Typewriter, Gaudy Medium, Rusty Nail-Medium (the last four are all old typewriter fonts), and the display fonts Isla Bella (art nouveau), La Negrita, Arty Nouveau, Victorian, Art Nouveau Fonts, Bad Dog-Black, Berlin, Caslon Frenzy, Dixon's Vixens Caps, AntiqueMonoTW, DangerousTypoWriter, Elegant Nouveau Initial Caps, Fruitbasket, Matador, Manhattan, Modern Scribe, Ovid, Spillage, Tacos, Tolstoy, Typewriter, Love Letter, Basketcase, ChiliPepperDingbats, Postage Stamps, Garish Monde, Taco Modern, and Beautiful Ink. All fonts are between 5 and 30 dollars a piece, but often there are four fonts per face. In August 98, the absolutely gorgeous calligraphic font Beautiful Ink became available as a 10USD shareware font in Windows TrueType. Many designs are by Blake Haber, who is Michelle Dixon's husband. Located in Santa Barbara, CA.
Russian type designer who made the calligraphic greetings typeface Gala 72 (2012) and Congratulatory (2010: Latin and Cyrillic) and the curly psychedelic all-caps typeface Lemonchello (2011). More greetings typefaces were added in 2015: Congratulatory 2.0, Congratulatory Happy Birthday, Congrats 36, Congratulatory New Year And Christmas, Congratulatory Womens Day. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Or A.M. Ryal. Or Docallisme HAS Feat Dusky. Jakarta, Indonesia-based designer, b. 1994, of the free typefaces Love You (2015, letters on blocks), Batavia Kota (2015, shadow typeface), Raditas Cartoon (2015), Soekarno Hatta (2015, octagonal), Bhineka Tunggal Ika (2015), Sweet as Revenge (2015, graffiti font), Pagi Jakarta (2015, comic book style), Desminore (2015), The Minion (2015), Indah Papuaka (2015, outlined shaded typeface), Merdeka (2015, a dripping blood font), Awan Nusantara (2015), Docallisme On Street (2015; shadow graffiti font), Cheerful Party (2015), Super Docallisme Has Pattern (23015, a patterned, textured typeface), Hero Do Call (2015: a shadow font), Party Chocolate and Soda (2015), Cheese Cake (2015), Crayon Social Art (2015), Bali Tolak Reklamasi (2015), Nusantara (2015, decorative caps), A Ryal Black Block (2015), The Super Ryal 2015 (2015), Doraemon Slalala (2015), Grateful Sound (2015), Dadapaw Friends (2015), Cartoon 1994 (2015), Valentine Radita (2015, dot matrix), Sally Ross (2015, dot matrix), Juni 2009 (2015), Dear Raditas (2015, a dada typeface), Docallisme HAS (2015) and Minirus (2015, constructivist).
Typefaces from 2016: Ry-Tha (alphadings), Good Time, One Piece, Blangkon, Syrial Mursa (script), Chopperrr (cartoon font), Dilove, Ceria Cinta (hand-crafted), Move On, Enjoy Boy, Melankolia, I Will Wait.
Typefaces from 2017: Broken Home, Bogor, Rainbow, Going Merry (cartoon font), Bromo, Gatot Kaca, Sweet Revenge, Mars Mellow (cartoon font), Glory United (comic book font), A Voice of Liberty (scratchy brush font), Jak Arta (graffiti font), Home Sweet Home, Dragon Ball, Sweety Tea, Hero Killer, Fish&Bear, Baduy, Coffe&Milk, Bansky, Goblins (brush style), Hoobie.
Typefaces from 2018: Queen Mataram, Browny Bear, Sea Salt, Bood Street, Lord of the Ring (brush), Sweety Cheese, Rocket to Mars (3d, sketched), Sweety Baez, Dutsky Time, Moqa Float, Banda Neira (shadow font), Zara Thustra (a fat finger font), The Jacatra (outlined cartoon typeface).
Typefaces from 2019: Read and Read (grungy), Happy Little Soul, Hell Raiser (a brush font), Killing The Moon (a dry brush font), Avocado, Nias Bird, Jakarta Legal Aid Institute, Redhead Snake, Ubud Fest, Tigeryen.
Typefaces from 2020: Joe Rabbit (a cartoon font), My Dutsky Art, Calm Down, Sugar Poof, Ciao Adios, Hooman (Love, Stitch, World), Dark Sky,
A resident of Peterborough, UK, graphic designer Dominic Le-Hair created Ribbon (2009, multiline caps), Tribbon (2009, a free layered font family that can be tested here), Frankenface (2009) and Clipper (2009, experimental). Spykado (2009) is an electric-discharge-meets-Luc's-hair font. Hyaline (2010) is a bicolored affair---letters only appear after overlaying colored glyphs. Gas Alphabet (2013) emulates a gas furnace.
Creator of the curly decorative all caps typeface Estaviejo (2017), and the connected Icenomina Script (2017). Estaviejo is based on an alphabet template given as a promotional material by a sewing thread company in Goggingen, Germany in the 1800s. [Google] [More] ⦿
Illustrator and designer. Seattle-based creator of Elfabet (1981), an ornamental caps face. This typeface, consisting of elves in various positions, was digitized by "Fontfan" in 1999 and can be freely downloaded here. He has several other illustrated alphabets. [Google] [More] ⦿
American designer (1888-1944) credited with these typefaces:
Creator of Bracelet Victorian (Tuscan Ornate, Victorian) New&Old in 2001. He writes: Scanned from Tschichold's "Treasury of Alphabets and Lettering" (Norton) and painstakingly digitized. For another typeface based on the same alphabet, see Romantiques (2002, Dieter Steffmann).
In 2013, he reappeared at Fontspace and posted these free Victorian / Western / circus style ornamental caps typefaces: Gardenia Victorian, Radiant Antique, Caliope Victorian. All three were scanned from Dan Solo's Victorian Display Alphabets in 2001.
Brazilian resident who specializes in original grunge designs. His typefaces are mostly free. Some commercial typefaces are available via Creative Market.
Typefaces from 2020: VTKS Beleza Pura (calligraphic script), Classical Hit, Lovecure, VTKS Smile (modular), VTKS Blocketo (a pixel font).
Typefaces from 2019: VTKS Dracena (a dirty brush script), VTKS HyperBoldi (all caps, grungy), VTKS Amplexus (dancing letters), VTKS Dynamic (grunge), VTKS Unamour.
Typefaces from 2018: Vtks Rockino v2, Vtks Bela Vista (a treefrog script), Vtks Core Reason, Vtks Hand Made, Vtks Blacqui Letter (a decorative inline blackletter), Vtks La Prensitcha, Vtks Brilhante, Vtks Beautizinea, Vtks The Dark, Vtks Lettering, Vtks Urbanizart, Vtks Textones, Vtks Autorized, Vtks BoldCool, Vtks Sportage, Vtks Relpius, Vtks Escape, Vtks Demolition (grunge), Vtks Challenge (weathered), Vtks Propriedade, Vtks Cafezito (coffee klatsch font), Vtks Propaganda (grunge), Vtks Lightness, Vtks Success.
Typefaces from 2017: Carbo 753 (grunge), RokiyoSan, BlowUp (splashy brush), Madalena, Mural, Heavy Duty (grunge), Krueza, Azeitona, Mindfulness, Carruagem, VTKS Sal Grosso, VTKS Realm (grunge), Mercado, Dreamland 223, Dreamland 777.
Typefaces from 2016: Vtks Colored Soul, Vtks Lombriga, Vtks Karmapolis, Vtks Katiassa, Peacemakers (art nouveau), Vtks Gran Moda (brush), Vtks Obscena (curly font), Vtks Zamioyn (childen's script), Vtks Long Time (painted letters), Vtks Solaris (hand-drawn), Vtks Zuadinha, Vtks Peace and Love, VTKS Shine (brush script), VTKS Kacilds (children's script), VTKS Friaka, VTKS MockUp, VTKS Amarelli, VTKS Perereca, VTKS Raladeira, VTKS Rough Col, VTKS Integral, VTKS Voluntario (brush script), Vtks Burning (curly and bewitched), Vtks Simplex Beauty (ornamental caps), Vtks Raladeira, VTKS Black Hair (a fun irregular brush script), VTKS Felicidade (script).
Typefaces from 2015: VTKS Love U, VTKS Mockup, VTKS Academy, Family, Poster (grunge caps), Hunt, VTKS Articles (Treefrog-style script), VTKS Sonho (Treefrog), Lounge Set, Vacancy, Red Line, Old Mobile, Raining, Happiness Always, Good Day, Nicely, Desgaste (spurred), Basic Lines, Water Lily.
Typefaces from 2014: VTKS Painel (brush), VTKS Motor (hand-crafted), VTKS Super Funny, VTKS Tender Love (vampire script), Limpeza (signage script), Delicious, VTKS Hotel, Propolis (brushy script), VTKS Rash (irregular hand), Pedra Azul (vampire script), MRD 67 VTKS (grunge), VTKS Samanbaia (Treefrog-style script), VTKS Channels, VTKS Dreamer, VTKS Money, VTKS Belinha (inky script), VTKS University (striped typeface), VTKS Classicuda, VTKS Authentic, VTKS Burning, VTKS Modern Look, VTKS Beta, VTKS Bandoleones, VTKS Pedra Bruta (rough brush script), VTKS Recover MB 1, VTKS Simplex Beauty, VTKS Dirty Letters.
Typefaces made in 2013: VTKS Rust, VTKS Easy Work, VTKS New One, VTKS Old Tee, VTKS Free Soul (Victorian), VTKS Have A Nice Day (grunge), VTKS University, VTKS Piscina, VTKS Divertida, VTKS Modern, VTKS Lovely, VTKS Back To Basics, VTKS Sujinha, VTKS Inked, VTKS Grungy, VTKS Thanks You, VTKS Love Is Everything (curly font), VTKS Dura 3D (showboat Western), VTKS Youth Spirit, VTKS Lightness, VTKS Premium, VTKS Authentic (a calligraphic brush script), VTKS Rafia, VTKS Have A Nice Day, VTKS Classical Hit, VTKS Lumina, VTKS Dirty 2, VTKS Good Day (Treefrog-style hand), VTKS Boutique, VTKS Storm 2 (grunge).
Typefaces made in 2012: VTKS Street Vision (graffiti font), VTKS Show, VTKS Lounge Set, VTKS Total Flux Disturbed, VTKS Total Flex Clean, VTKS Love Love, VTKS Ballerina, VTKS Contrast, VTKS Friendly, VTKS Orbital, VTKS Exame (dirty stencil face), VTKS Future (stencil face), VTKS Fresh, VTKS Laundry, VTKS Curumin, VTKS Citrino (a spurred inline face), Vtks Squizita (grunge), Vtks Blank, VTKS Broadband, VTKS Logic (grungy texture typeface), VTKS Expert (grunge), VTKS Worker, VTKS Chalk 79 (chalk font), VTKS Vinte e Cinco, Good Vibration, VTKS Bagacao, VTKS Message, VTKS Keystorm (texture face), VTKS Scratch, VTKS Minus, VTKS Fail, VTKS Busseta (dymo label font), VTKS Assign, VTKS Carrier (grunge), VTKS Lovers Italic, VTKS Good Vibration 2, VTKS Encounter (grunge), VTKS Natural, VTKS Seven.
Typefaces made in 2011: VTKS Message (grunge), VTKS Lovers (frilly), VTKS Carrier (grunge), VTKS Contact (texture typewriter face).
Designs from 2010 include VTKSSIGNOFTIMES, VTKSSIGNOFTIMESbold, VTKS Unidade, VTKS Scream, VTKS Personal, VTKS Noise (texture face), VTKS Mint, VTKS Legal (Treefrog-style hand), VTKS Fresh Mint, VTKS Ink, VTKS Study (a sketch face), VTKS Morning Rain (+3D, +Bold), VTKSEMBROIDERY, VTKSLowRider, VTKSLowRiderBox, VTKSREVERSO, VTKSREVERSOOPTIONB, VTKSURBANTIME, VTKSURBANTIME3d, VTKSURBANTIMEbold, VtksBeautifulDreams, VtksVictory, vtksRudeMetalshadow, vtksarmy, vtksarmy3d, vtksshow, vtkssolution, vtkssolution3d, vtkssolutionbold, vtkssuper, vtkswhitepage3d, VTKSCOMIC, VTKSHIGHLIGHT (2010, a sketched face), VTKSHIGHLIGHT2, VTKSHIGHLIGHT3, VTKSXtra, vtkscrazytime, vtksmorningrain, vtksmorningrain3D, vtksmorningrainBOLD, VTKS Trunkset, VTKS Control, VTKSCURVE, VTKSDOWNTOWN (chalk or brush face), VTKSLOVEANDPEACE, VTKSSOLUOCRIATIVA, VTKSSOLUOCRIATIVADOIS.
In 2009 he designed vtks Water cristals, vtksControl, vtkskeystorm, vtkstrunkset, VTKS Distress (grunge), VTKS Deja Vu, VTKS Giz, VTKS Sunny Day, VTKS Mercearia, VTKSRASURADA (grunge), VTKSSABONETE (grunge), Vtksespinhuda (grungy), and vtkssbadodechuva (grungy).
In 2008, he created VTKSSKULLS, VTKS Focus (curly letters), vtksRascunhoErrado (hand-printed), vtksanimal2 (brush/paint), VTKSFLOWERSINOURSOUL, VtksRelaxingBlaze (double script), Quadrada e Gordinha, VTKS Velhos Tempos (great scratchy script face), Squizita, Mural, VTKS Revolt, VTKS General Use, VTKS Good Luck For You, VTKS-BEAUTY, VTKS-CHIP-SET, VTKS-CHOICE, VTKS-CORE, VTKS-No-Name, VTKS-SKULLZ-ME, VTKS-SummerLAnd, Vtks-Blank, Vtks-FININHA, Vtks-Hardness, Vtks-Noba, vtks-alcalina, vtks-caveirada, vtks-squares, vtks-syndicate, VtksCapsLoco (all caps), VtksEntulho (grunge), VtksSonho (elegant scratchy script), vtksalcalina, vtkscaveirada (grunge), vtkstrutagem (grunge), VTKS Encantar (grunge).
In 2007, he designed VtksDesgaste, VtksWineLabel, VtksWineLabelTwo, VTKSBlackLabelNormal, VTKSBlackLabelNormalFilete, VtksBlack, VtksBlackLabel, VTKS Untitled (grunge), VTKS-News-Label, VTKS-ROCK-GARAGE-BAND, VTKS-SCRUBBED, vtks-REPORT-erRoR, VTKS Clean, VTKS Easy Way (informal outline lettering), VTKS Hardness (grunge), VTKS Mural (scratchy script), VTKS Alpes, VTKS No Name (ornamental caps), VTKS Beauty (ornamental caps), VTKS Refused (grunge), VTKS Gore, VTKS Estilosa, VTKS Bandana, VITKS Furious, VITK Colagem, VTKS36, VTKSDearLove (curly lettering), vtks38 (double-lined hand), vtksLemonDrop (comic book face).
Fonts made in 2005 include D_OLD_MODERN, D_OLD_MODERN2, Scretch (scratchy face), Busseta, D Old Miner, Assign (handwriting), Fail (grunge) and Minus (scratchy face).
Pay fonts include Beautiful Dreams, Black, Black Label, Bronze Age, Desgaste, Design Pencil, Embroidery, Funny Lines, Good Vibrations, Keep Your Mind Clean, Low Rider, Mixed Job, Natural Style, Number Zero, power Age, Sexy Lines, Shadow, Urban art, Victory, VTKS V2, Warrior, Wine Label, Xtra.
DStudio, or Design Studio, is run by Nikolay Dubina, a prolific type designer. He is also a graphic designer, book designer and journalistic writer. He also runs the educational web site ProDTP. Their original Latin/Cyrillic fonts are of the highest quality, and include: Werewolf (2003), Werewolf NU (2003), DS Cosmo, DS Yermak, DS Eraser, DS Showbill, DS Poster Pen, DS Progress, DS Podd Cyr, DS Down Cyr, DS Comedy Cyr, DS Japan Cyr, DS Standart Cyr, DS Zombie Cyr, NewDeli, Stylo, Scrawl, the wonderful DS Nadejda, and DS OlymPix (2001, a pixel font), DPix8Pt (2003, pixel font), DS-Diploma-Bold, DS-Diploma, DSArmyCyr, DSBroadBrush, DS Brushess, DSComedyCyrBold, DSCyrillic, DSDiploma-Bold-Outline-DBL, DSDiplomaArt-Bold, DSDownCyr, DSEraserCyr, DS Initials (ornamental caps), DSJapanCyr--Normal, DSKolovrat, DSMechanicalBold, DSMotterHo, DSMotterStyle, DS Nova Black, DSPixelCyr, DSPoddCyrLight, DS Poster, DSPosterPen, DSProgress-SemiBold, DSRada, DSRussiaDemo, DSSharper, DS Sholom (Hebrew simulation), DSStain, DSStampCyr, DSStandartCyr, DSUstavHand, DSVTCoronaCyr, DSZombieCyr, InavelTetkaCyr, NadejdaBold, NewDeli (great display font!), Scrawl, SeedsCyr-Medium, Stylo-Bold.
During his graphic design studies in Belgrade, Dusan Todorovic created two great display typefaces, Future (2013) and Bugi (2013). Bugi is a white-on-black poster font that adds pizzazz to a page. [Google] [More] ⦿
Echo Foxx Studios
Michigan (was: Los Angeles)-based designer of the outlined hand-crafted typeface Tropikal (2016), the floral caps typeface Rhea (2017), and Into The Wilderness (2017).
München-based painter and graphic designer who designed type for Genzsch&Heyse, b. 1893, Stuttgart, d. 1978, München. He studied under Julius Dietz at the Kunstgewerbeschule München, and studied as well at the Kunstgewerbeschule Stuttgart. Eduard Ege made these typefaces:
Moscow-based designer who created Squareline (2014), a monoline compass-and-ruler typeface with a squarish techno look. She used Russian symbols, patterns and shapes in her initial caps typeface Russian Font (2014). [Google] [More] ⦿
Lancaster, PA-based designer of Kiddie Sampler (2011) and Elaine (2006, curly hand-printed face).
Judith Sutcliffe (Audubon, IA) is the Electric Typographer (est. 1986, Santa Barbara, CA). She has made absolutely exquisite highly original typefaces, which are sold by many foundries and vendors, including Will-Harris.
Her typefaces: Abelard (1988, mediaeval), LeonardoHand (Da Vinci's handwriting--greeeeaaaat), Lutahline (clean hand-printed family), ArabiaFelix, Petroglyph (nice dingbat series), AuntJudy, BlockParty, PetroglyphHawaii, ItalianAElectric, TaglienteInitials (another great calligraphic font), TommysType (letters on a clothesline), Kiilani, and Troubador (1988-1989, mediaeval) and Troubador Initials (1989). Atomic Type sells her fonts. Other fonts: Petroglyph Hawaii (1993), Daylilies, Greene, GreeneGreene, Insecta, Leaves, OldstyleChewed, Finfont, Flourish, Hawaii Set, Maskerade, Santa Barbara Electric (1989, a Lombardic / uncial face; + Barbara Svelte, + Barbara Plump), Schampel, Electric Stamps, Daly Hand, Kiilani, Mesopotamia (1992). Emodigi site. At Will-Harris House, we find these fonts by Judith Sutcliffe: Catastrophe, Tommy, Daly Hand and Daly Text (based on the casual calligraphy of Pacific Northwest artist George Daly), Finfont (fish), Daylilies, Leaves, Flourish (calligraphic family), Greene&Greene (architectral lettering), a Hawaiian set consisting of Kiilani, Hibiscus (alphadings), and RockArt dingbats, Insecta (dings), Oldstyle Chewed, Leonardo (neat handwriting of DaVinci simulated), Petroglyphs, Schampel (blackletter), Serpent, Maskerade (masks), Tagliente (nice old-fashioned lettering and caps).
Elif Karabulut (Eskisehir, Turkey) created a teardrop and ball terminal-laden set of didone caps and called it Ivy Bodoni (2013).
During her studies at AGR l'Ecole de l'Image in Nantes, France, Elisa Bihan designed a deconstructed Celtic ornamental caps alphabet called Couture Haut de Casse (2016), and City Futuriste (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Belgium-based Elsa Mersayeva is unique. She writes about herself: I'm all about typography, matryochkas, Paris, pirates, funny people, urban culture, Bukowski, red nails&messy hair, gangsters' bandanas, huge golden earings and unicorns. Her Chambéry typeface (2011) has elements of the Arts&Crafts movement. Sailor (2011) is an ornamental caps face. [Google] [More] ⦿
Emil Karl Bertell
Letterer and graphic designer based in Los Angeles. In 2016, Emily created a drop cap alphabet. In 2017, she designed Iva Sans and the dot matrix typeface Dotty (free at FontStruct). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Manchester, UK-based designer and student there in 2012 at the University of Salford. Creator of the ornamental caps typeface Early Bird (2012). This typeface was published at Salford Type Foundry in 2012.
In 2013, she published the paperclip and circle-based typeface Continuous.
Empty Page Studio
Lukasz Kulakowski, a Polish graphic designer in Dublin and Baile Atha Cliath, Ireland, created the free typeface Mosaic Leaf (2011), which was inspired by Akzidenz Grotesk typeface. In 2012, he published Orbits (a prismatic multiline face, done with Zbyszek Czapnik).
Typefaces from 2013 include the free display typeface Rhubarb Display Font (a condensed art deco sans caps family for Latin and Cyrillic done with Zbyszek Czapnik). In 2014, he created the tweetware font Christmas Time.
French calligraphy blog. It has some nice examples of 14th through 16th century writing.
Barcelona-based illustrator. Graduate of EASD Serra i Abella, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelon, andUniversitat Oberta de Catalunya. In 2015, he created the decorative and gory typeface Gorecedario (2015). [Google] [More] ⦿
E-phemera (was: HPLHS Prop Fonts, and earlier: Prop Fonts)
Andrew Leman is a prop designer in Hollywood, CA. The type foundry HPLHS Prop Fonts (was: Ephemera, Prop Fonts) was started by Hollywood's Andrew Leman, and is now located in Pasadena, CA. Some fonts are free, most are commercial.
Eric Carver (Kansas City, KS) designed the condensed squarish caps typeface Fong (2011, a typeface inspired by the artwork of Barry McGee) and the scratchy typeface Ghetto Palm (2011). [Google] [More] ⦿
Eric Vasquez is a Brooklyn-based graphic designer. Eric has a BA in Graphic Design from the New England Institute of Art in Boston. In 2012, he created the ornamental caps typeface Royal Highness. Creattica link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Erica Sirotich (San Francisco) iwsmages inspired by children, animals and anthropomorphic critters. She designed Creature Alphabet (2012) for a children's print for Cuddlefish Press. These letterforms are based on the Adelle Basic font from Type Together. [Google] [More] ⦿
Kiwi graphic designer based in Auckland. Behance link. His fonts include Cirone (2009, art deco), and Enever (2009, techno). He is working on the ornamental capitals typeface Mad Alphabet. [Google] [More] ⦿
Erik Marinovich (Croatia) ran/runs Friends of Type, and is based in San Francisco. He is the creator of some neat type posters in 2009. In 2010, he made more typographic posters. Police&Thieves (2011) is an illustrated caps alphabet (font?). FAC13 (2011) is an experimental alphabet.
In 2015, he designed the retro Viktor Script with James Edmondson at Oh No Type.
At Future Fonts, he published Brzo (2020: a display typeface inspired by the boldness of 90s basketball graphics), the reverse stress typeface Jaws (2018) and the vintage typeface Hermanos (2018). He writes: Hermanos is a dedication to the hand painted signs found in the mission district of San Francisco. Its flared serifs, narrow stature and cheerful spirit make Hermanos a perfect compliment for packaging, restaurants and editorial headlines.
Creator of a bilined caps typeface in 2012: Typeface inspired by the Melbourne Cup horse races. I wanted to mix the timeless elegance of serif typefaces with the glamour of the Melbourne Cup. The font was inspired by the beautiful feathers on the hats, the bubbling champagne and the swift, smooth movements of the horses. [Google] [More] ⦿
In 2016, she created the colorful geometric alphabet Nagy to pay tribute to the work of Bauhaus artist Laszlo Moholy-Nagy. She also designed the geometric all caps typeface Newton's Cradle (2017). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
French designer interested in medieval and renaissance art. He created two free fonts at Devian Tart: Gothique Cursive V.II (2007, a medieval hand), 1413 Cursive (2006) and Hans Holbein (2006, decorative caps based on Hans Holbein's work: La Danse Macabre, 1523, and L'Alphabet des Enfants, 1532). See also here. [Google] [More] ⦿
During her studies at the Art Institute of Vancouver, Esmeralda Mejia (b. El Salvador, 1996) designed the textured caps typeface Frida (2018), the slimy typeface Monstrocity (2017) and the decoirative caps typeface Pipes (2017). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
American vector artist. Designer of Charged Insomnia (2008, LED font), Mezzanine (2007, ultra-fat), S.O.T.D. (2006, 1890-style caps face), Dog Star (2006, modeled after the Sirius radio font), Blowback (2007, display face), Alpha (2006, outline pixel face) and Pf Animals (2006, a stencil typeface modeled after Pink Floyd's "ANIMALS" album). [Google] [More] ⦿
Lucaz Mathias (Estudio Cao, Jacarei, Brazil) designed the blackboard bold art deco typeface family Bink (2012), the experimental typeface Tupiaria (2015), and the gorgeous colorful ornamental caps typeface Latinidad (2015).
During his studies at Full Sail University, Winter Park, FL-based Ethan Barber created Regal Triumph Sans (2015, avant garde), Rubber Flex Sans (2015) and Cacti (2015, decorative caps). [Google] [More] ⦿
Eva Barabasne Olasz
Lists of Halloween font names. Mentioned are: Deathhead Kelt Caps, Mephisto, Spider Webb, Spirits, Headstone, Bat Ben, Pumpkinese, Monsters Attack!, Solstice of Suffering, Abaddon, Laderbog, Munster Mash, Pirate, Blood Feast, Bonz Display Caps SSK, Tombstone, Oogie Boogies, Scarecrow, Monsto Caps, Groovy Ghosties, Creepy Graves, Bones, Bloody, Spiderman, Zombie, Graveyard, Halloween Match, Blood of Dracula, Headhunter, Spooky, Bone Black, Transylvania, Fossil, Anhedonia, Blue Cake, Cramps, Creature, Demon Night, GreenFuz, Haunt, Horror Hotel, Karloff, PostCrypt, Rocky, Schlop, Eency Weency Spider, Satanic Participants, Halloween Spider, Scary Monsters, Skull Capz, 4YEOHalloween, rmghost4, RMSpider2, Halloween Kiddy Font, Punkins, Gravestone Bats, Helloween 2. [Google] [More] ⦿
Aka Drosselmayer. Evgeniy Litvin is the Ukrainian designer (b. 1990) of the free (Latin) sharp-serifed caps typeface Capitel Gothick (2012).
Graphic design student at the British Higher School of Art and Design in Moscow. During her studies, she created the fat comic book style Cyrillic typeface called Dancing (2012). Earlier, in 2009, she created the ornamental Latin caps typeface Masked Ball Font.
Warsaw-based graphic designer, who created the free dry brush typeface Mazak and the experimental decorative caps typeface New Color Font in 2015. In 2018, she designed a gorgeous abstract multiline poster alphabet. [Google] [More] ⦿
Exclamachine Type Foundry
Choz Cunningham (b. 1975, Santa Cruz, CA) is a Las Vegas and more recently, Nashville, TN-based designer and artist, who set up Exclamachine in 2005. Until 2012, exclamachine published free fonts. In 2012, it went commercial via MyFonts.
Designer of Whiskey Songs (2007), Crass Roots, Crass Roots Alt (2016), and Crass Roots OFL (2007, stencil), Misqot (2006), The Troubles (2006), Limberjack (2006, an ornate wood titling font), this blackletter-inspired serif face (2006), Futurelic (2006, futuristic), Zugzwang (2006), Sketchy Times Bold (2005, grunge), Sketchy Times (2005, grunge), Basket of Hammers (2005, a nice wallpainting/graffiti font). His company, also called Exclamachine Foundry, where these fonts can be downloaded: The Black Bloc (2006, blackletter-inspired), MISQOT (2006), Kutura Frontalis (2006), PaulMaul (2006), Zugzwang (2006), Sketchy Times (2006), Carlos Caffeinated (2006), Basket of Hammers (2006), Disc Inferno (2006, LED simulation), Rosda Laevigata)2007, handprinting), and this heavy metal band font (2006).
Typefaces from 2013: FinFang (comic book style caps), Lestatic Slashed (+Condensed), Lestatic Obsidian Outline (grungy), Lestatic Lashed (Arabic simulation face), Lestatic Celerite, Lestatic Carved, Lestatic CSS, Lestatic Withered Condensed, Lestatic Withered, Lestatic Sliced.
Exclamations (or: The Boutons)
Gary David Bouton and Barbara Bouton's site was called Exclamations. Gary has been writing books on computer graphics for over 20 years, inlcuding eight books on Corel Draw. In 2015, Gary went commercial as Gare.
Their typefaces: International Symbols (2015, an icon font), Twooth (2015), Greek Diner Inline (2015, based on Carol Twombly's Lithos), BifurOverlay (2015, an overlay font based on Cassandre's Bifur (1929)), Bouton Kursiv (2008), Odissey (2008), Russel Write (2010), Elephants and Bears (dingbats), GreekDiner Inline, GeotypeTT (1997), WebKnobsTT (1997), Beacon (2008, a Schwabacher), BOUTON Nouveau Ornaments II (2009), BifurFoundation (2010), BifurOverlay (2010, after Cassandre's Bifur), Frankfurter Venetian (2008, fat rounded horizontally striped all caps face), Folks (medieval caps), Nouveau Rococo Deco Dings I (2008, art nouveau ornaments), Simulata (2006, geometric deco typeface with Bifur influences), Whimsy (comic book font), SymbolsTT (1998, charityware dingbat font).
Greek/Byzantine music font package brought to you by Father Ephraim from the Greek Orthodox St. Anthony's Monastery in Arizona: EZ-Oxeia, EZ-Fthora, EZ-Psaltica, EZ-Special-I, EZ-Special-II, EZ Omega. These fonts are similar to the fonts from CYLLOGOS MOUSIKOFILON CON.
The Byzantine Drop Caps package includes Agion Oros XHR (1994, by I.M. Grhgorioy), EileenCaps, Genesis, MgAgiaSofiaUC, MgAgionOrosUC, MgByzantineUCPol, MgEkklisiaUC, MgGothicOld, MgKonstantinosUC, MgViking, MrSByzantinePT, Mt, PFGoudyInitials, PFKonstantinople and PFKonstantinopleInitials. The fonts starting with Mg are by Magenta, ca. 1989. The PF fonts refer to Parachute, ca. 2003. [Google] [More] ⦿
Faak and Paat Studio
French design studio in Bordeaux set up in 2012 by Julien Fesquet and Benoit Baron, who were joined by Julien Taddei in 2013. Designers of the free display typeface Cascade Grotesk (2014), which is an experimental hybrid between Cascade Script and Brandon Grotesque. They also created the free high-contrast font Delicate (2014) and the free varied caps typeface 26 (2013).
In 2016, they finished the Escher style typeface Deus. LVtiK (2017) is a take on Helvetica. Khodja (2016) is a piano key typeface. Slantit (2017) is an experimental stone cut typeface. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Frank Béla (b. 1978, Orosháza, Hungary) is a graphic design student at Krea Art School in Budapest who uses the pseudonym Fabergraph. Home page. Blog. In 2010, he started out commercially as Faberfonts. Dafont link. Behance link. Klingspor link.
He created the ink trap font Portrait Of A Lady (2009), FR Irisz (2009, didone family), Pontifex (2009), the hand-printed Munkácsy 1120 (2009), the unicase Reka Sans (2009), the thick-thin Azur (2009), the simple sans Babyface (2009), the medieval sorcery font Elmulas (2009), the Valentine;s Day font Sapet (2009), the avant garde sans family Hopper Sans (2009) and the ultra-fat typeface Rendezvous (2009). Callimachos (2009) is a fun triple-lined hand-printed headline typeface (with a Cyrillic version added in). Azur Title Font (2009) is a hairline slabbed typewriter type. Pasta Simpla (2009, followed by FR Pasta Mono in 2010) is another experimental jewel. Hobbista (2009) mixes symbols and glyphs. FR Rama Nous (2009) is a free modular font. In 2009, he also made Arrow, Enamel Paint Type, Belonging (Roman caps).
Commercial fonts made in 2010: FR Unalom, FR Sniccer (stencil), FR Ceruza, FR Minta (a dingbat typeface to make labyrinthine patterns; +Two), FR Tabula (beveled face), FR Smaragdina, FR Mintry One and Two (pattern fonts), and a custom alphabet for Esquire Russia, FR Hopper (monoline sans family).
Fabulous Rice Fonts
Fabrice Ducouret (Fabulous Rice, b. 1981) was a Paris-based film maker and designer. He uses the funny pseudoname Subarashi Sakana. His home town is Chatenay-Malabry but he currently lives in Berkeley, CA.
Fabrice created Kwaliteit (2007, dymo label font), Message in a bottle (a simple hand-printed face), Scrawling, Smoothie (primitive hand), Diskoboll (2002), Colcothar (2008, African bold sans), April 16 (2008, child's script), Fly Leg (another children's hand), No Futur (2008, grunge), GeoffDarrow (3d hand-printed outline face), Fabrice Handwriting, and Anthracite (2003, shaded metal surface simulation).
In 2012, he published commercial versions of these fonts: Smoothie (hand-printed), Peau Lisse (ornamental caps), Open Hype (hand-printed), Kwaliteit (grunge), Herod (grunge), Fontaine (hand-printed), Ferric (hand-printed caps), Fabrice (hand-printed), Dumb Thick (hand-printed), Deadly Thin (hand-printed), Darrow (outlined 3d face), Colcothar (a great hand-drawn poster face: based on a calligraphic alphabet I often use for my comic books, my film title sequences, or my notebooks), Bold Mine (hand-printed), Ask for Damage (hand-printed), April 16 (child's hand), Anthracite, 3X3 (dot matrix).
French designer of The Hand (2013, hand-printed caps co-designed with Julien Saurin, La Goupil), The Serif Hand (2013, also with Julien Saurin), Insolente (2013, a connected script typeface done with Julien Saurin at La Goupil), Neo Phoenician (a straight-edged rune simulation font done with Julien Saurin at La Goupil, 2013), Naive (a curly hand-printed typeface family done with Julien Saurin at La Goupil, 2013), and of Naive Inline (2013, La Goupil: blackboard bold, layered) and Naive Inline Sans (2014).
Typefaces from 2014: Pontiac Inline (by Fanny Coulez and Julien Saurin---a classy almost art deco inline caps font with layering and shadow and other effects).
Typefaces from 2015: Pontiac (also with Julien Saurin).
Fenotype, a Finnish type foundry, has the original (often techno) designs of Emil Bertell (b. 1983, Helsinki) and his brother Erik Bertell and wife Kea Bertell. Emil has been studying graphic design at University of Art&Industrial Design in Helsinki since 2004. He designed most of his typefaces during 2001-2004, and works as a freelance illustrator. Behance link.
Typefaces made in 2002: Disco (prismatic), Lakmus, Valimo, FUTU, Test1, Foton Torpedo, Cheaptype, Personal Computer, Copycut, Unicode 0024, HKI Metro, HKI NightLife, Digital Kauno, Fenotravels (dingbats), Tivoli, Kosmonaut, 10124, JouluFonttiFenotype, Testi, 1laitos, 1120, 0629 (2002, a kitchen tile font), 0927, 0210, FTdingsprevi, Fenotypedings#lego3, Genotype, NeoPangaia, NeoPangaia 2, Nipponblocks, Pectopah, Personalcomputer, Pouttu, Samarin (2002, athletic lettering), Unicode0024, URALphat, URALthin, URAL, URAL3d (all Latin/Cyrillic fonts with incomplete punctuation though), Automania (multiline), Copycut, Halo, 222_2003, Tantor, Letters, Rikos, Lastu, ThreeTheHardWay, Bukkake, Halo. Emil's brother Erik designed Neon (paperclip face), Mama and Mama Round (paperclip typefaces). In private email, he calls himself Carl. The foundry evolved from 2theleft.
Fonts made in 2003: Military Dingbats, 08 02 03 Fenotype, Projectsfenotype, Rock-it.
Fonts made in 2004: Scandinavian Titan white, Scandinavian Titan, Acid Test 2, Acid Test (texture typefaces), 080203, Letters11, Linja, Projects, Rock it, Simpletype. Commercial typefaces: Sapluuna, Shortcut, Transeuro-Express, Omega-Uros, Fenotype Dings, Military Dingbats, Nippon Noodle. Typefaces made in 2004: Kolari, Kolari Light, FTfaces, Twisted Ontogenesis. Alternate URL.
In 2005: RoundAbout, Nihilist Philosophy, Boogie Monster, Chunky Hunk (Western), Diy Typeface (kitchen tile style), Futuretro (stencil-like), 3TheHardWayOverrun, Pedant Dilettante, FT Rosecube, FT Blockbuster, 3TheHardWayRMX, Adios Gringo (Western face), Helsingfurt (3d oil glow face), Cream Soda (liquid), Thashed Paper Bag, Big Medium.
In 2006: Rock It Deluxe (grunge), Cassette (dingbats), Kings Garden (Japanese trees as dingbats).
MyFonts link, opened in 2009, where one can buy 080203, 3 The Hard Way Overrun, 3 The Hard Way RMX, Adios Gringo, Depth Charge, FT Helsingfurt, FT Roundabout, FT Scandinavian Titan, FT Twisted Ontogenesis, Ice Cream Soda, Kings Garden, Kolari, Nihilist Philosophy, Old Note, Rock It, November Script, and Majestic Mishmash (ransom note caps), Digital Kauno (2002, upright script), 10.12, EB Vintage Future, Fenotype Dingbats, FT Forest, FT Funghis, FT Military Dingbats, FT Weapon of Choice, Motel Xenia, URAL, Valima.
Additions in 2010: Linguine (connected script), FT Telegraph (slab serif), FT Brush, FT Industry Machine, FT Giorgio, Killer Elephant (signage), FT Supervisor (retro), FT Dead Mans Diary (scribbly), FT Grandpa Script (grunge calligraphy), FT Stamper (angular lettering), FT Tantor (fat, rounded), FT Bronson (fat display typeface with mustache dings thrown in), FT Master of Poster (bi-level display typeface with many ligatures and interlocking letters), FT Hidden Forest (tree dingbats), FT Mammoth (grotesque headline face), Rikos (futuristic), Squarendon Extra Bold (2010, a Clarendon), FT Moonshine Script (a Treefrog style face), Billboard (a hand-printed rounded caps family), EB Bellissimo Display (rounded monoline sans), Malamondo (an all caps display typeface with a large number of interlocking ligatures), Linja (2002 and 2010, a rounded ultra condensed family), Punavuori (2002 and 2010: a monoline sans family), Signor (2010, a rounded all caps family), Mrs. Lolita (connected script), Funghi Mania (mushroom dingbats), Funghi Mania Script, Darlington (very open upright connected script family), Archipelago (+Caps: an upright connected script), Tower (pieces that enable one to modularly construct towers when stacked; created as a school assignment at the University of Industrial Art&Design Helsinki in 2006), Monster (just as Tower but for monsters), Verna (informal face with ball terminals), Verner (2010, a connected script version of Verna), Verner (2010, a connected script version of Verna).
Typefaces from 2011: Pepita Script (an upright connected script with small lachrymal terminals), Pepito (its nonconnected version), Barber (upright script family), Banzai Bros (a fat caps-only signage face), Mishka (an upright connected script with tear drop terminals).
In 2012, he created Salamander Script, Taiga (connected upright script), Mercury Script (a set of upright connected script typefaces), Slim Tony (a bubblegum retro signage face) and Mercury Ornaments.
Typefaces from 2013: No. Seven (a successful brushy signage or baseball script), Alek and Alek Ornaments (an upright signage script), Voyage (a vintage script), Barracuda Script (brushy signage face), Bonbon (signage script), Bonbon Ornaments, Scaramouche (a playful connected script).
Typefaces from 2014: Larry (sturdy connected script), Silver (upright connected script), Powder Script, Peaches And Cream (creamy signage or baseball script), In and Out (a connected retro signage script), The Carpenter (a script family in the style of Mercury Script).
Typefaces from 2015: HMS Gilbert (a collection of 14 hand-crfated vintage types), Lager (a signage script family with adaptable swashes and other opentype goodies), Vanilla Shot, Journey (a smooth and elegant vintage script family of four weights and a matching ornament set, packed with alternate characters, and, in Bertell's style, perfect connections between glyphs), Tea Biscuit (signage script), Skipper, Skipper (connected script), Frost (a signage typeface that is just right, a sure award winner), Monday (sign apinting typeface).
Typefaces from 2016: Jazz Script, Fragola (sign painting font), Syrup (sign painting font), Cosmopolitan (monoline connected script), Bluebell (copperplate calligraphic script), Inkston (vernacular brush script together with the standard hand-crafted sans and text styles), Beaujolais (brush script), Black Script (a heavy signage script), Beaujolais (an organic brush script), Cold Brew (signage script), Inkheart (tattoo style).
Typefaces from 2017: Camper (monoline script, accompanied by Camper Print), Aether Rain (thin script), Thang, Big Fish, Bolton (Bolton Script and Bolton Script, and the degraded Bolton Print pack), Vodka (Slab, Sans, Pen and Brush), Poster Brush, Fresh Press (signage style), Praktika (grotesk), Praktika Rounded, Blossoms, Kitchen (sign painting brush), Letterpress Studio, Takeaway, Aether Rain, Pitcher (baseball script), Karu (a workhorse sans), Bluebell (calligraphic), Roster (signage script), Dog Days, Catsy, Alfons (in Script, Display, Sans, Serif, Tiki, Extras and Ornaments subfamilies), Cosmopolitan (monoline script and sans pair), Snooker (retro signage script), Salty (a creamy brushed signage typeface).
Typefaces from 2018: Aster Script, Audrey (a monoline script and sans duo), Galatea (a 48-style sans family by Erik and Emil Bertell), Double Porter (a font collection with scripts, sans, and grunge faces thrown in the mix), Matchstick, Fruitos, Corner Deli (a layerable set of fonts in script and sans styles), Bayamo (a brush script done for Monotype), Sidecar (a connected monoline neon sign script, and a matching sans), Ginger John, Brush Marker, Shirataki (monoline soft pen script), Ash (a crayon font), Breakfast Script, Dallas Print Shop (a display family by Teo Tuominen and Emil Karl Bertell), Capital (a sans and serif family by Teo Tuominen, Erik Jarl Bertell and Emil Karl Bertell). Elixir, Maestri (a classical connected scrupt by Teo Tuominen and Emil Karl Bertell), Popcorn (brush script), Cherry (signage script), Goodwater, Signature Script, Kingfisher (a beer botle signage script), Sonder (brush script).
Typefaces from 2019: Taurus (an all caps logotype family by Emil Bertell, Erik Bertell and Teo Tuominen), Ex Libris (a high contrast flared serif titling font), Riley (a retro sign painting script), Allison Script, Milky (a sign-painting brush script), Portland (a reverse contrast typeface by Emil Bertell, Erik Bertell and Teo Tuominen), Zeit (a transitional text typeface by Emil Bertell, Erik Bertell and Teo Tuominen), Boardwalk Avenue Rough (a monoline script and a weathered all caps sans), Avion (a sans family by Emil Bertell, Erik Bertell and Teo Tuominen), Yes Script, Gainsborough (script), Florian (a roman typeface with crisp edges and some contrast), Vogue Sans (a haute couture all caps contrast sans), Fabrica (a decorative frilly didone by Emil Bertell, Erik Bertell and Teo Tuominen), Chai (an expressive sans / serif hybrid), Rainmaker Script (monoline), Aequitas (a stylish sharp-edged roman typeface family), Tapas (by Emil Bertell, Erik Bertell and Teo Tuominen: a Serif, Sans, Deco and Script collection), Lawrence (a stylish roman typeface), Kallio Brush, Morison (a great 32-style wedge serif typeface by Erik and Emil Bertell and Teo Tuominen), Felicity Serif (a juicy bold high-contrast serif), Las Palmas (Brush, Pen, Slab, Condensed), Honey Drops, Explorer, Boardwalk Avenue (a sans/script font duo), Skye (a heavy decorative didone), Leftfield (a retro baseball script), Steak And Cheese, Agile Sans (a humanist sans by Emil Karl Bertell, Erik Jarl Bertell, and Teo Tuominen), Punk Rocker, Silverline, Perfume (Pen, Brush and Sans), Hops And Barley, Allison.
Typefaces from 2020: Paper Tiger (a Victorian Script accompanied by a condensed flared serif in two weights and a chunky sans serif), Resolve Sans (by Teo Tuominen, Emil Bertell and Erik Bertell: an extensive grotesk super family of 124 fonts: from compressed to extended, thin to black), Gambler (a 14-style display type collection), Rockford Sans (2020: an 8-style geometric sans with large x-height and slightly rounded corners; Emil Bertell, Erik Bertell and Teo Tuominen), Slacker (a brush script), Grand Atlantic (a vintage display package), Magnolia (Brush, Serif), Walden (a heavy rustic serif typeface by Emil Bertell, Erik Bertell and Teo Tuominen), Klik (a geometric sans family with Bauhaus influences, by the dynamic trio of Emil Bertell, Erik Bertell and Teo Tuominen), Rose Garden Deluxe (a font duo), Felicity (a heavyweight display sans).
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Ampuero and Laredo, Spain-based designer (b. 1971) who set up deFharo. Creator of the monoline sans typeface Depez (2011), Fabada (2011), and the free monoline geometric sans typeface La Chata (2011). La chatte, in French? Maybe not.
In 2011, he made the monoline organic sans typeface Lerótica (free at OFL).
In 2012, he created Nabatea (stone chisel typeface), V de Vacia (a grungy outline face), Sabática (organic), the straight-edged data style typeface Gabardina, the grotesk typeface A Bebedera, the shadow typeface B de Bonita, D Puntillas, and the deconstructed Qebrada.
In 2013, he designed Yacarena Ultra, H.H. Agallas, Nacimiento (a dymo label font), J Airplane Swash (a psychedelic typeface named after Jefferson Airplane), CA Garrutas (grunge), CA Gatintas (grunge), I Am Telefono (the largest phone dingbat and scanbat typeface on earth), Wach Op-Art (kaleidoscopic icons), K.O. Activista, I Am Hueca, X Template (stencil), H.H.Samuel (rounded sans), U2 Metalona (a beautiful white-on-black display face), M F Plexus Italic, J.M. Nexus Grotesque (an "thin inline" fat grotesque), Wachinanga, Tabaquera, Pabellona (grunge), El Pececito (video game font), the poster typeface Hobby of Night (OFL), H2O Shadow (outline version of Fabada), Zabatana Poster (a didone-inspired poster font), Oaxaquena Tall, Yacimiento (wood style wedge serif), and Rabanera.
Typefaces from 2014: Babalusa Cut, A Cuchillada, Sabandija (a plump round display typeface), F2 Tecnocratica, F1 Secuencia Quad (pixel face), La Pejina FFP (bilined), Tabaiba Wild, Gabachita (ultra-condensed rounded sans).
Typefaces from 2015: Tabarra Pro (Swiss style sans family for Latin, Cyrillic and Greek), A Sogra Ruth (ultra-condensed art deco), Gaban (an outline version of Tabardo), Tabardo (a heavy blocky font), Wacamoler Caps (a Tuscan typeface inspired opening credits of the Western movie Winchester '73 directed by Anthony Mann in 1950), Ubicada (condensed geometric sans), Rabiosa (neurotic font), Zacatecas (condensed shaded sans), F3 Secuencia Round, La Babaca (a powerful black condensed sans in the style of Impact), Obcecada Sans + Serif (condensed with almost disappearing descenders), Eacologica Round Slab (a nice commercial font with an incomplete set of numerals), Palim Script (curly), Vacaciones (signage face), de La Cruz.
Typefaces from 2016: Yugoslavia (calligraphic), Love Box (stencil), Cienfuegos (connected retro script named after the Cuban her Camilo Cienfuegos), Gaitera Ball (round fat script), The Black Box (a retro banner font), Durum Kebab (shadow sans), Jolgoria In Town (script), Yerbaluisa (signage script), Escobeta One (brush script), Posteratus Rex, Bastardilla (a cursive font), Rotulona Hand, The Juke Box (retro juke box lettering), Angelique Rose (connected monoline script), Promenades, Bucanera (a swashbuckle font), Lucemita, Panama Road (a casual calligraphic font), Deslucida, Disoluta, Sucesion Slab, Tabarra Pro Round, Qebab Pro Shadow, Monserga (white on black), Indulta SemiSerif.
Typefaces from 2017: Partizano Serif (a retro poster font; free demo), Jack Stanislav (a great condensed movie poster font), Fontanero (rounded fat sans), Yonky (fat slab serif), Zigzageo, Libertatus (manual serif fonts based on a Czech poster from 1935), Libertatus Duas (slab serif), Flamante Sans, Flamante Serif, Flamante (Round, SemiSlab, Stencil, Seca, Cairo, Roma), Seisdedos Dead (rough stencil fonts), Neo Latina (stencil), Carta Magna (blackletter), La Sonnambula (signature script), Bola Ocho (an eightball font), Clandestina (textured, layered), Acratica (signage script), Penitencia Inline, Autarquica (outlined vernacular style), Caminata One (shaded signage typeface), Sin Razon (wedge serif), Glotona Black and White (a layered tattoo style font duo), Glotona Dots (the textured versions of Glotona), 6th Aniversario, Tribal Box (squarish sans, with tattoo ornaments and a great environment for borders), Candy Pop (bubblegum font), Sargento Gorila (army stencil font), Libertinas + co (a curly calligraphic script; the free version has no numerals).
Typefaces from 2018: Gudariak (a free color SVG font: Vicente Ballester Marco (Valencia 1887-1980) was a graphic designer and Valencian poster artist affiliated with the CNT (Confederacion Nacional del Trabajo) who created political propaganda posters of clear modernist and post-cubist influence during the Spanish Civil War. The Gudariak typeface is inspired mainly by one of the posters he made for the Government of Euskadi and also in others where the author continues to explore this particular typographic style. ), Farisea Fraktur, Octuple Max (techno), Ordeal Eroded, Panfleta Stencil, Secuela (free), Fragua Pro (condensed sans family), Getho (a geometric semi-sans), Cowboya Tuscan (a curly Tuscan circus font), Txuleta Deco (a striped art deco typeface), Coltan Gea (slab serif), Getho Semi Sans, Cowboys (a Tuscan typeface), Drystick Geo Grotesk, Diezma, Grifa Slab, Coltan Gea (slab serif family), Paloseco (geometric and grotesk), Stoica (a color SVG font), Letrera Caps (a rounded square style layered and color font that pays homage to the sans serif inline genre), Enagol Math (a condensed rounded slab serif based on carefully applied mathematical ratios), Heptal, Velocista, Octagen Condensed, Octagen Black, Sextan Serif, Sextan Cyrillic, Quickat (signage script), Octagen (condensed sand with short descenders), Wolframia Script (flowing handwriting), Pentay Slab, Pentay Sans, Pentay Book, Cuatra, Judera (Flat and Ring: monospaced, unicase and totally sqaurish), Quotus (slab serif), Tripleta Grotesk (a 16-style geometric sans family).
Typefaces from 2019: Pervitina Dex (sci-fi), Megalito Slab, Obesum Caps, Jane Roe (sans), Icons Opentype, Felona (stencil: a variable font), Neo Fobia, Bocartes Fritos (food icons), Red Thinker (a squarish monoline sans), Pena Caldaria (blackletter).
Typefaces from 2020: Anoxic (a sqaurish monoline sans).
Filiz Sahin is an American interactive designer, originally from Istanbul. Her work includes Geogram (2012, an octagonal typeface), Wave Me In (2012, a free wavy EPS-format font), Knit Type (2012, a free stitching font), Stitching Font (2012), Ant Type (2012, another stitching font), Drop Type (2012, a free EPS format ornamental caps face), Spider Type (2012, a modified Helvetica Bold), and a hand-drawn all ornamental caps face (2009). Muscle Type (2012) is a free EPS-format font inspired by bundles of muscles. Sablon (2012) is an organic all-caps type family. Hair Type (2012) consists of strands of hair. Dooooodle Type (2012) are doodled ornamental caps. El Yazi (2012) is a 2d and 3d school script font on EPS format. Cosmo Path (2012) is a free spaceship-inspired EPS vector font. Che's Bone (2012) is a bone-themed typeface. Mood Type (2012, free) is a beautiful EPS-format font that takes inspiration from modern Swedish furniture. Doodleista (2012) is a condensed poster face.
Typefaces from 2013: Look Up (a hand-drawn arrowed poster typeface).
Typefaces from 2014: Mink (free hand-printed font).
Typefaces from 2018: Tonton (a children's book font), Tonton Green (crocodile skin texture).
Byelorussian illustrator who fled his country when he was 18 years old. He sold paintings in Moscow and now lives in Amsterdam. His drawings are straight out of the 19th century, ornamental and playful. He is also inspired by the psychedelic lettering of the 1960s. Discussion of his work by Coles. Typefaces, all made or drawn in 2006-2007: Rodopi, Fashion Condensed, Farringdon, Hopkins, Rondell (Western style face), Abramesque (ornamental caps), Mansard Trimmed (19th century emulation), Wedlock, Silverado, Shimmer Wide (cyrillic), Mona (extra-wide slab serif), Flirt Chloe (more 19th century ornamental glyphs), Jubilee (constructivist Cyrillic lettering), Big Cyrillic pixels (many great pixelized alphabets), Cuba, Gingerbread (Victorian), and St. Clair. Alternate URL. Check out his gorgeous country maps designed for the aeroflot in-flight magazine in 2008. [Google] [More] ⦿
Fizzetica Type foundry
Born in 1988, Hilman lives in Depok City (Kota Depok), West Java, Indonesia, and runs Fizzetica Type foundry or Fizz-Labz Inc, Fizzetica TypeFoundary DepokAsiana Ltd.
Creator of FTF Semar Poenakawan (2016), FTF Bali Myranthee Pro (2016), FTF Jiwarana Aroena 7 (2016), FTF Indonesiana Go Graffitiana (2016), FTF Robornesia (2016), FTF Indonesiana BatikRetrosphiana (2016), FTF Ahlan Ve Arabez (2010-2016, Arabic simulation font), FTF Minthee Distronesiana (2016, clothing dingbats), FTF Indonesiana Wanangkoe (2016, inspired by the wayang puppet), FTF Minthee Hewante (2011-2016, animal-themed caps in the style of Victor Garcia), FTF Aywave Arty (2016, a Treefrog style script), FTF Indonesiana Aruna Serif (2015), FTF Indonesiana Sans Serif (2015), FTF BALI Myranthee (2015), FTF Indonesiana BatikRetrosphiana Italic (2015, tweetware), FTF Inspillo Mystic (2011), FTF Instillo Packagee (2011), FTF Aywave Arty (2012), FTF Ahlan Ve Abra Retro vl1 (2007, circle-based), FTF Geng Kapak Merah (2013, scanbats), Indonesiana Khatulistiwania (2012), FTF Hutan Rantingee (2012), FTF Indonesiana Serif Hijauwana (2012), FTF Minthee Indonesiana 3th (2012), FTF Semar (2012), FTF Minthee Limo (2012), FTF Inspillo Packagee (2012), FTF Hutan Akarasiana (2011), FTF Leafy Lopstonesia (2011), LomonesiaDingbats (2010, scanbats of cameras), LostPopnicasiana (2010), IndonesianaGoGraffitiana (2010), IndonesianaIsland (2010), IndonesianaScout (2010), IndonesianaSerif (2010), IndonesianaSketchSerifv.1 (2010), the slightly curly serif typeface Indonesiana (2009), FTF Indonesiana Sans Javallonia (2010, grunge), Indonesiana Bramanangkoe Repack (2010), Cellul@rofIndonesianaIsland (2010, Indonesian communication logos), and IndonesianaSerif (2009).
Flamula Estudio Criativo
Japanese foundry in Nagoya that offers free and commercial Latin fonts made by Ryoichi Tsunekawa, who also runs Bagel & Co, Dharma Type, HolidayType and Prop-A-Ganda. Most of his work was done at Flat-It. His typefaces:
Florence (or: Bombastudio)
Marta Podkowińska is the Polish designer of a few great type logos such as Bomba (2009). She also made the exquisite candy typeface Roisin (2011). Her studio / foundry called Florence operates in Krakow and Berlin.
French foundry. Designers of some beautiful often didone typefaces, such as the fat typeface Liliom. They also produced well-known Victorian decorated capitals under the names Romantiques No. 1 through 5. The Egyptian typefaces are called just that, Egyptiennes (Narrow, Bold, Italic). Henry Chaix made the display roman typeface Editor in 1937.
Big Paris-based foundry, with an extensive factory. Their work can be found in Caractères de labeurs de la fonderie A. Turlot (rue de Rennes, 128, Paris [ca.1896?]), Filets (Paris, 128, rue de Rennes, [ca.1898?]), Spécimen des caractères anciens de la fonderie Turlot (Paris, 1885, and PDF file; see also this PDF file) and Réglure. Fonderie Ch. Derriey, A. Turlot, successeur (rue de Rennes, 142, Paris ). See also "Caractères de labeurs de la fonderie A. Turlot" (1896).
In 1880, they had acquired the Fonderie Charles Derriey. The major specimen book, Spécimen général de la fonderie Turlot, Henri Chaix, gendre, et cie successeurs (1910, 508 pages) [see also here] seems to indicate that the foundry was sold to Henri Chaix in 1910. The latter book is comprehensive. The "Néo-Didot" series mentions Fonderie J.-V. Éon, Turlot, successeur. Other niceties: "signes mathématiques", signes divers, the "Javanaises" (oriental simulation fonts, p. 103), the gorgeous vignettes (ex.: hibou, Japonaise, Nénuphar, Galvanos Modernes), and the hilarious "silhouettes reclames". This book has many illustrations of the start of the art nouveau style. Finally, in 1914, they published Spécimen Général (1914, Fonderie Turlot, Henri Chaix et cie, Paris: 454 pages).
Type foundry in Paris, founded in 1921 by the merger of the firms of Chaix, Marcou, Durey, Huart and Saling. There were several catalogs of their typefaces such as Fonderie Typographique Française Catalogue Général (ca 1925, 798 pages). This site shows many samples from this foundry. The typefaces shown include Amadis (blackletter), Apollo, Ascot, Atlas (1933, an art deco typeface by K.H. Schaefer), Bizerte (art deco), Blanches Saint Germain (pearly caps), Caravelle (1957, the French name of Folio, a Helvetica-like typeface by Konrad Bauer and Walter Baum), Clipper (1951, by Louis Ferrand), Deauville (a charmer that conjures up Les Vacences de Monsieur Hulot), Décor (pixelized and with mosaic effects), Ecriture parisienne (ronde), Editor (1937, Henri Chaix), Estienne, Excelsior FTF (art nouveau), Flash (1953, Enric Crous-Vidal), Garamond FTF, Hélios (a shaded titling face), Ile de France (by Enric Crous-Vidal), Marocaines FTF (revived in 2019 by mario Feliciano as Mazagan), Moscovites, Muriel (1950, a script typeface by Joan Trochut-Blanchard), Normandy, Paris (1953, Enric Crous-Vidal), Pittoresques FTF (1924, Japanese style art nouveau: revival of Pittoresques penchées by Yanick Blancho in 2015 as Koëlh), Psitt (1954, by René Ponot), Ramsès (a tall-legged Egyptian), Stylo (1935, connected script), Swing (art deco), Vulcain (art deco). Apollo is FTF's reply to Renner's Futura. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Michael Hagemann's creations have a 1850-1920 style or at evoke the Wild West. Font Mesa was located in Naperville, IL, but is now based in Las Vegas, NV.
Free fonts include Cactus Sandwich (Mexican simulation face), Timepiece (originally called Tax Cut), Timepiece 3D, Magic School One and Two (2004, two Harry Potter typefaces), Wild Ride, Corleone (2001: see also here), Corleone Due (2001), MightyRapids (2001: discontinued) and the Ferrari logo font FerroRosso (2002).
Michael Hagemann's commercial fonts by year of production:
This foundry's motto is: Font Soup is an independent type foundry that is primarily targeted at helping students and graduates break into the competitive world of being a type designer. Maze (2009) is a free biline stencil font. Font Soup is run by Phil Kiel, who is finishing the final year of his Graphic Arts Degree at Liverpool School of Art&Design. His typefaces include the Logotype family (2009---techno, with a stencil style thrown in), and the poster fonts Quam, P Warning, P Pong, P Fuzzy and P Maze. Behance link. A second Behance link. In 2009, we find Phil Kiel again at Phil Kiel Fonts. [Google] [More] ⦿
FONTana is a font design studio in Szeged, Hungary, started in 1999. Free and commercial typefaces (39USD/piece) by Gabor Kóthay (La Danse, Luxury, Sehrgut (Fraktur), Faximile (1999), L&R (1999), Monsoon (1999)), and Amondó Szegi (Telegdi family, which is based on the worn typefaces used by Abbot Nicolaus Telegdi at the Vienna Jesuit press in the 16th Century; Velorex (1999)). Very beautiful web page, and fantastic fonts in all respects!
Free typefaces: Zodiac (2000), Cards (Gyula Zsigri, 2001), Maldoror, Domino (Gabor Kóthay), Count, Csenge (a Hungarian rune font by Csaba Dávid), Qwerty (Gabor Kóthay, 2000), Y2K (Gabor Kóthay, 2000).
Early commercial fonts: Woodini (caps), Sleeping Beauty (caps), Zimbalo (1999, Amondó Szegi), Pacalsone (1999, Amondó Szegi), Paradox (1999, Amondó Szegi), Construct (2001, Amondó Szegi), Binario (2000, Amondó Szegi), Bikewrench (2001, Amondó Szegi), Cabin (2001, Gábor Kóthay).
At T-26, in 2001, Amondó Szegi published the commercial typefaces MuseFace (art nouveau), Glosso (2003), Xodus (2001, Regular, Italic, Forgotten), Kozma-Ornaments, all showing old Slavonic and/or Armenian influences in Latin letters. In 2000, he made Alian Ornaments (floral ornaments) for T-26.
At T-26, Gábor Kóthay published Adagietto (2000), Minerva (2000), Archetype (2000). At PsyOps, Gábor Kóthay published the formal script Anglia (2001), Berill (2001), and Plexo (2001).
Amondó Szegi's typefaces at T-26: Nexodus (2008, medieval style), Zenthes (2008), Alien Ornaments, Glosso, Iskola (2002, a Victorian typeface done with Silas Dilworth), Kozma (great ornaments), Melico, Melico Ornaments (2004, another great set), Xodus.
At The Type Trust, he created the playful Gepetto (2006).
Typefaces from 2013: Ma (avant-garde, constructivist, done as an hommage to Lajos Kassak), Overdose, Sorry (kitchen tile typeface), Atett (hommage to Lajos Kassak), Street Soul, Samizdat, Velorex (brush script), Zsir (fat octagonal face), Kedves (hipster font).
Typefaces from 2014: Iseum, Pix Gotisch.
Among their custom corporate identity jobs, the Losonczi Hair Salon work (2012) is quite outstanding.
Dubstep (2012) is an experimental triangulated grid-based typeface.
In 2013, Glosso Novum (2013, Fontana Type Foundry), a remastering of Glosso (2003), was published. Nexodus (2013) is a reworking of his 2001 typeface Xodus, with new ornaments and zodiac signs, and more weights. Xodus (2001, Regular, Italic, Forgotten) revives work by Miklós Kis Misztótfalusi (Nicholas Kis), who was one of the first designers of Armenian type: He prepared his first set of exotic types before September 1685 for the Armenian printing house in Amsterdam. It was the knowledgeable mayor of Amsterdam who requested that those types be founded. These types were used to print the mayor's (Nicolaes Witsen) work entitled Noord en Oost Tartarye. Misztótfalusi's name appears in the colophon of the book. Later, in 1687, he found Georgian types, which were, in many respects, similar to the Armenian set. Since there was no printing house in Georgia, he designed the types on the basis of some manuscripts. Unfortunately, as legend has it, the types never reached the Georgian court, which had commissioned Misztótfalusi to design them. They were either lost or stolen somewhere in Sweden. However, a sample sheet survived and was found in 1980 in Amsterdam. It may seem to make no sense to re-Latinise the types of Misztótfalus, who himself was a great master in founding Latin types, and for whom Armenian types meant the first step in a new direction.
Typefaces from 2016: Crave Sans.
Fontfabric is the foundry of Svetoslav Simov, a visual designer who is located in Sofia, Bulgaria, b. 1984. Highly innovative designer whose creations have lots of style and flair. Many fonts are for both Latin and Cyrillic. Picture. Typegoodness link. YWFT link.
View Fontfabric's typefaces. In 2015, Ani Petrova, Svetoslav Simov and Radomir Tinkov co-designed the 214-style mammoth font system Intro Rust, a rough version of Fontfabric's Intro. The fonts are partitioned over Intro Rust, Intro Script, Intro Head and Intro Goodies. Still in 2015, we find Nexa Script.
In 2017, Plamen Motev and Svetoslav Simov co-designed Uni Neue, a total remake of Fontfabric's earler typeface Uni Sans (2009). Svetoslav Simov, Plamen Motev and the Fontfabric team (Vladislav Jordanov, Stan Partalev, Mirela Belova, Jacklina Jekova, Nikolay Petroussenko) produced Zing Rust, Zing Sans Rust and Zing Script Rust in the same year: it consists of 521 handmade typefaces.
In 2018, Mirela Belova and Svetoslav Simov co-designed the 20-style geometric sans typeface family Mont. Svet Simov and Svetlin Balezdrov co-designed the humanist sans family Squad, and Simov published the free all caps flared terminal font Colus in 2018. Gilam was designed in 2018 by Ivan Petrov, Plamen Motev and Svetoslav Simov---it is based on DIN, but is more geometric and has obliquely cut terminals.
In 2019, Svet Simov, Radomir Tinkov and Stan Partalev designed the 72-strong Noah family of geometric sans typefaces, which is partitioned into four groups by x-height from small (Noah Grotesque) to medium (Noah and Noah Text) to large (Noah Head). Codesigner of Mozer (2019, by Svetoslav Simov, Ani Petrova, Mirela Belova and Nikolay Petrousenko: a condensed headline sans family that covers Latin, Greek and Cyrillic; Mozer SemiBold is free). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Fonto Fonts (or: Fontologist)
Under the name Fonto Fonts, or Fontologist, Dick Pape created some designs that were contributed by unnamed persons. He digitized the designs in 2009 and 2010. These include Ca Fait Dur, Celtic Designs (Dark, Light), ChrisGreen, Continnental (sic), Cubes (a 3d face), Ecken Flower Borders, Effing Type, Estupido Espezial (1 and 2), Futorisugi Face (oriental simulation face), German Gothic Manuscript, Ihlenburg 1884, Kafka Flourishes (2009: my favorite in this set), Laxton Common Revival, Nice Old Alphabet, Portent, Romano Alphabet, Squared Box, Toko Font, Weissranken-Initialen.
Fonts by Kathi
Fountain--A Friendly Type Foundry
Fountain is a Swedish foundry in Malmö, founded in 1994 by Peter Bruhn (1969-2014). In 2008, its designers include Rui Abreu, Lee Basford, Lars Bergquist, Felix Braden, Lotta Bruhn, Peter Bruhn, Lucas Brusquini, Matthew Chiavelli, Stefan Claudius, Thomas Crolla, Jay David, Stefan Hattenbach, Peter Hoffman, Nina Hons, Sylvia&Daniel Janssen, Randy Jones, Gábor Kóthay, Martin Lexelius, Ricardo Santos, Góran Sóderstróm, Simon Schmidt, and Dirk Uhlenbrock.
Some offerings over the years: the avant-garde Anarko (nice!), the curly Pizzicato (also nice), Pussy, Udo, Barbera, Gas, the gorgeous bottle dingbats Mini (by Peter Bruhn), Kundera, the free downloads Animals, Doggystyle, Egg, Egg Cameo, Fat Ultra, Kundera, Maceo, Mothafucka, Pavement, Pavement-Kana and Sevenet. All of the aforementioned typefaces have mostly been designed by Peter Bruhn. They also do custom work. Other fonts: Jinchi1, Hebrew, Greek. Recent fonts by Simon Schmidt include CloseCall, CloseGridder, Ogra and Schlager. Martin Fredrikson Core made the fat display typeface Filt (based on Antique Olive, it now has a Greek weight as well), Borgstrand, FTN Sauerkrauto [see also Sauerkrauto Pro (2000)], and Malmo Sans. Matthew A. Chiavelli made Ultura (1996).
Peter Hoffmann created Alita.
Lars Bergquist published Paracelus (a modern version of Schwabacher), Baskerville 1757 (2002), Montrachet, Monteverdi, and Waldstein (a Scotch typeface). Steve Payne designed COMA. Felix Braden made Sadness and Grimoire. Lee Basford created Nuephoric.
Peter Bruhn made the commercial fonts Mayo, Ketchupa, Mustardo and the free fonts Partisan, Jinichi, Lipo-D, Dopil, Deuzhood, Azteak (initial caps) and Anticca. Lotta Bruhn designed Lucifer. Stefan Caludius made Dekoria (2003), a Tuscan titling face.
At Veer, you can buy the sans family Stalemate> (2004), which was originally an OEM family designed for but not used by a German IT company, and Gretel (by Sylvia&Daniel Janssen), Scrixel 8 and 16 (pixel families by Thomas Crolla).
Francesca Spinicci (Obostudio) is a graphic designer in Pistoia, Italy. Creator of a decorative caps typeface, Obofont (2013), which is useful for logos and monograms. Its design was inspired by the wind.
Graphic designer from IPEVE, Universidad Diego Portales, Chile. He teaches typography at Universidad Católica de Chile and Diego Portales University. He was a design consultant for Santiago de Chile public transport's information system (2003-2006) and author of the book Educación tipográfica, una introducción a la tipografía (published in Chile in 2004 and Argentina in 2005). He made his mark in the type design world in 2002 when his lively modern typeface Australis (see also here) won the gold medal at the Morisawa 2002 competition. Speaker at ATypI 2009 in Mexico City. His typefaces:
Advertising artist (b. 1894, Joseph, Missouri) influenced by Oswald Cooper and Frederic Goudy, with whom he collaborated. He worked first as a lettering artist in New York and then as a free-lancer in Chicago. Designer at American Typefounders of the condensed and stocky slab serif typeface Contact (1944: see the TS Colonel family by TypeShop for a digital version) and the calligraphic script font Grayda (1939, ATF; +Initials). Grayda was digitized, expanded and modernized by Rebecca Alaccari as Genesis (2007). McGrew writes:
Born in the USA in 1873, he designed a few hundred book covers, illustrations or title page layouts for many publishers, and was influenced by the art nouveau movement. He also painted and is best known for his chap-book posters, done at the time of Will Bradley and Edward Penfield. His art is at the MOMA.
Illustrator in Berlin. Designer of the ffloriated caps typeface Bahor (2019), the arts and crafts typeface Elodie (2018), the free hand-crafted font Caroni (2018). Fontsquirrel link. [Google] [More] ⦿
One of the great type designers of the twentieth century, 1865-1947. Born in Bloomington, IL, he made over 125 typefaces. He founded the Village Press with Will H. Ransom at Park Ridge, IL, in 1903. From 1904 until 1906, it was in Hingham, MA, and from 1906-1913 at 225 Fourth Avenue, New York City, where a fire destroyed everything except the matrices on January 10, 1908. From 1913 until 1923, it was located in Forest Hill Gardens, Long Island, and from 1923 until his death in 1947 at Deepdene, in Marlborough-on-Hudson, NY. He was an art consultant for Lanston Monotype from 1920-1940.
His life's work and his ideas on typography can be found in his great book, Typologia, Studies in Type Design \& Type Making (1940, University of California Press, Berkeley), but his views are already present in Elements of Lettering (1922, The Village Press, Forest Hill Gardens, New York). His own work is summarized, shown and explained in his last book, A Half-Century of Type Design and Typography 1895-1945, Volume One (1946, The Typophiles, New York). See also Frederic Goudy by D.J.R. Bruckner for Harry N. Abrams Publishers, New York.
In 1936, Frederic Goudy received a certificate of excellence that was handlettered in blackletter and immediately stated, Anyone who would letterspace blackletter would steal sheep. He also wrote: All the old fellows stole our best ideas, and Someday I'll design a typeface without a K in it, and then let's see the bastards misspell my name.
His 116 fonts include