TYPE DESIGN INFORMATION PAGE last updated on Mon Apr 15 04:49:57 EDT 2024






Type design in Catalunya

[Casanova by Salvador Dali Poster by Ana Areias, 2010]



131 (Barcelona and Lleida) is a collaborative project between Pau Llop and Esteve Padilla. Their typefaces include Equilibrio (2019: a bespoke typeface for Proyectos Euiamor and Museo del Prado) and La Pionera (2019: for Ajuntament de Barcelona). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ache Rodriguez

Barcelona-based designer of the rounded stencil typeface Gordita (2015) and of the tangram-inspired Tangrama (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Adela de Bara

Designer at type-o-tones in Barcelona who created the connect-the-dots typeface family Adelita (Fina, Topos, Ole, Dibujitos) in 1993 together with Laura Meseguer at Type O Tones. This is a connect-the-dots typeface family.

(Old) home page. FontShop link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Adri Valls

While studying in Barcelona, Adri Valls designed the squarish typeface New Trink (2013) and a modular typeface called Moludar (sic) (2013) and Moludar Neue (2013). In 2018, he published the free blackletter typeface Ludwig, which was inspired by Koch Script. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Adria Molins

As a design student in Barcelona, Adria Molins created the modular typeface Graciosa (2013). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Adria Romana

At EASD Serra i Abella (ESDAP) in L'Hospitalet del Llobregat, Mataro, Catalunya-based Adria Romana designed the free vector format Escher-inspired set of numbers called Imponumbers (2016). In 2017, she designed the piano key typeface Ona, the free Western font Sheriff and the free rounded sans typeface Rosmi. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Adria Ventura Ramirez

Barcelona, Spain-based designer of the text typeface Delmar (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Adriá Gómez

Graphic designer in Barcelona, b. 1990. Creator of these typefaces:

  • The free modular typeface Johanna (2012).
  • The 10-style organic elliptical sans typeface family Wake (2013).
  • Luthier (2014). A free transitional typeface family with wedge serifs.
  • Margot (2014). Free download.
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Adrià Chalaux

Catalan graphic and type designer and illustrator, b. 1986, Barcelona. Graphic design student at ELISAVA University. Creator of Hol'em Regular (2007, heavy slab serif face) and Ecstasi (2007, a script logotype). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Adrià Grandia

Catalan designer of the scratchy font Diatriba, of the corroded font Dead End, and of the ancient caps font Ot. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Adrià Gual

From Barcelona, he is the Garcia designers of Afligidos deudos (1996, grunge). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Adrian Candela

Valencia, Spain-based creator of the Bauhaus-inspired monoline geometric rounded sans typeface Bowhouse (2013, free), the retro futuristic typeface AC Brodie (2013, free), the free art deco typeface AC Mountain (2013), the 3d typeface AC Framed (2013), the film strip typeface AC Filmstrip (2013, free), Comic Runes (2013, rune simulation), Scribbled (2013), and the hexagonal typeface Bee Type (2013, +Filled, +outline).

Newsense (2013) is an art deco typeface that extends Milton Glaser's Film Sense (1968).

Romaji Mincho (2013) is a free Asian simulation font based on the style of the Mincho typeface. Rhyder (2013) is a great (free) geometric 1930s style sans typeface. Martell (2013) is a free general purpose slab serif family.

AC Big Serif (2013) is a free rounded wedge serif typeface. AC Thermes (2013) is a sans display typeface.

Typefaces from 2014: AC Wanita (hand-drawn).

Typefaces from 2019: AC Guanche (a font based on the ancient scripts used by the Guanches, the aboriginal inhabitants of the Canary Islands). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Adrian Carballo Rojo

Barcelona-based designer of the piano key typeface Yaka (2017) and the free geometric sans typeface Adca (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Adrian Valverde Artero

Barcelona-based designer of the display typeface Proe (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Adriana Perez Conesa

Adriana Perez Conesa is a Spanish graphic and typeface designer, currently based in Barcelona. She studied art and graphic design at the University of the Basque Country. Graduate of the MATD program at the University of Reading, class of 2020. Her typefaces:

  • Subs and Stuff (2020). These are her graduation typefaces at Reading. Subs n Stuff. Subs uses squarish letterforms with low contrast, large x-height, generous apertures, pixel-traps and clear shapes, all to help reduce the chances of misrecognition and increase legibility. Subs contains two different styles: Micro, intended for low-resolution screen and small sizes, and Text, for high-resolution screens and bigger sizes. Text is also variable in the weight axis. Stuff is a variable subfamily that covers weight and optical size axes. Both typeface families are accompanied by an italic style and support Latin and Arabic scripts.
  • A revival of Augereau Gros Romain (2020).
  • Rockera (2018-2019). Rockera was designed during a four month Typography Design post-graduate course at EINA (University School of Design and Art of Barcelona).
  • Essone (2018). A didone.
  • Aurum Sans (2018). Her graduation project at the University of the Basque Country. Aurum Sans is a geometric typeface in which she combined rationality with humanism.
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Adriana Sanchez

Adriana Sanlo (or Adriana Sanchez) is the Barcelona-based creator of the grungy typeface Agency Grotesque (2012).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Josep Roman Barri]

Affaire is an art and design studio working in the fields of fashion, culture and consumer goods, founded in 2015 by Josep Roman and Pol Perez. The studio works for an array of international and domestic clients on disciplines ranging from art direction and edition to publishing, visual identity and web design.

Barcelona-based art director and designer Josep Roman graduated from Elisava in 2011 and studied ias an exchange student at ECAL (Lausanne, Switzerland). He teaches at Elisava in Barcelona.

Josep Roman's typefaces include Elia (2012) and Lausana (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Afu Sanchez

Afu Sánchez (Barcelona) created the ultra-fat modular typeface Tasious (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aida Novoa

Great graphic designer from Valencia, Spain. At Behance, she showed a trendy blingy smoky New York typographic poster (2009). In 2010, she made an equally fine poster for Berlin. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aina Planells

As a student in Barcelona, Aina Planells created the piano key typeface Clandestino (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alba Boyer

Alba Boyer Margalef was born in 1990 in El Perello, and studied at ELISAVA. She is now a freelance designer in Barcelona. In 2013, she designed a serifless didone called Dorina.

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Alba Dominguez

Based in Barcelona, Alba Dominguez created the art deco sans typeface Mossant in 2015. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alba Durana

Barcelona-based designer (b. 1986) who made the strong bold typeface Dakats (2010), and the ornamental Lombardic typeface Aribau (2010). Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alba Martinez Sanchez

During her studies in Barcelona, Alba Martinez Sanchez created the poster typeface Irregular (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alba Moreno

Graphic designer in Barcelona, who created the display typeface Pho in 2016. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alba Olivares

Designer in Barcelona. Creator of Tipografia Modular (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alba Peiro Llordes

Cervera / Barcelona-based designer of the modular and molecular typeface Panot (2018), and the exercise in reverse contrast, Esbart (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alba Salvado

Barcelona-based designer of Giulia (2018: a monoline sans), Kind (2018), Evil (2018: a reverse stress typeface), and Playground (2018: a modular typeface). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alba Tatsumaki

Barcelona-based designer of Madnezz Quiin (2018) and the oriental emulation typeface Shinsengumi (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alba Valldeperas

Barcelona-based designer of a handcrafted typeface (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Albert Ballesté

Barcelona-based designer of Filfont (2014: a modular display face). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Albert Bosch

Barcelona-based designer of the Peignotian typeface Lonia (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Albert Corbeto

Type historian at Reial Academia de Bones Lletres in Barcelona, who has a PhD in art history from Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB). Born in Barcelona in 1971, Corbeto is responsible for all the publishing activities of the Real Academia de Buenas Letras de Barcelona and the Asociación de Bibliófilos de Barcelona. His field of investigation is the history of printing types and, in particular, the work of Spanish punchcutters throughout the second half of the eighteenth century. At ATypI 2006 in Lisbon, he spoke about the efforts around 1750-1770 to set up the Royal Library type foundry by Juan de Santander and Gerónimo A. Gil. Speaker at ATypI 2009 in Mexico City, where he talked about the punches from the Spanish Royal Printing House. Soon he will publish a specimen and text book on all this.

Interview by Unostiposduros.

His books: Muses de la impremta. La dona i les arts del llibre (segles XVI-XIX) (ed., with M. Garone) (Associació de Bibliòfils de Barcelona, 2009); Especímenes tipográficos españoles. Catalogación y estudio de las muestras de letras impresas hasta el año 1833 (Calambur, Madrid, 2010); Daniel B. Updike, impresor e historiador de la tipografía (Campgrafic, Valencia, 2011); Tipos de imprenta en España (Campgrafic, Valencia, 2011), Las letras de la Ilustración. Edición, imprenta y fundición de tipos en la Real Biblioteca (Catálogo de la exposición en la Biblioteca Nacional, Madrid, 2012) e Història de la tipografia. L'evolució de la lletra des de Gutenberg fins a les foneries digitals (coauthor with M. Garone, Pagès Editors, Lérida, 2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Albert Coy

Badalona, Catalunya-based creator of Antibodi (2014), a textured didone display typeface. He also created the monoline monospaced typeface Bended (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Albert Creus Tomas

Graphic designer in Barcelona, who created the angular and very readable text typefaces Menhart Antiqua (2008, a revival of the real Menhart Antiqua done by Oldrich Menhart for Neufville) and Plegada (2008). Plegada was designed for use in the Pliego newspaper---it was Albert's final project in the Advanced Typography Masters program at EINA in Barcelona.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Albert Folch
[Folch Studio]

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Albert Folg

Barcelona-based designer of the square-shaped ultra-black typeface Bookcase (2019) and a pixel typeface (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Albert Grebol

Design graduate from ESDI, who works in Barcelona. Creator of the nibbed caps typefaces Add Shadow Left and Add Shadow Right (2013), and the modular typeface Colb (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Albert Margalef

Sabadell, Spain-based designer of the squarish typeface Occidental Kufic (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Albert Navarro

During his studies at BAU, Barcelona-based Albert Navarro designed the all caps display typeface Monterosa (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Albert Pereta
[La Foneria]

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Albert Pereta Farré

Catalan graphic designer. His designs include Nenufar, loked Piece, Loked Stencil, Landeth. No sales or downloads. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Albert Ramon

Barcelona-based designer of Josefina's Type (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Albert Ripoll Olarte

Barcelona-based designer of an all caps display typeface in 2019. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Albert Soldevila

Barcelona, Spain-based designer of the modular display typeface Olika (2016). It is inspired by the sea waves and the surf culture. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Albert Travel

Barcelona, Spain-based designer of the squarish Stargazer (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Albert Verges

Barcelona-based designer of Binary Verges (2020). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Albert Vives

Catalan creator of the free hand-printed font Zrylux (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alberto Romagosa

Barcelona-based designer, b. 1989. He studied at the Swiss-School of Barcelona. His typeface AR Vulcano (2011-2012) has a high-contrast condensed octagonal design for application in fashion mags.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alberto Villanueva

Alberto Villanueva (b. 1982) lives in L'Hospitalet de Llobregat near Barcelona. He designed the gothic display typefaces Cintia (2013) and Scythe (2013).

Typefaces from 2014: Brava, Otrebla, Naula, Aghila, Wex, Malk, Fulgura, Dawner, Hebe, Mulago, Wako, Senzi, Awelita, Serpi, Connexion (circuit typeface), Caramelo, Matcha, Pazuzu, Rustika (art nouveau).

Typefaces from 2015: Drabe, Respingo, Keyla, Greenstone, Linu (bilined).

Typefaces from 2016: Molona (brush script), Zem (a futuristic typeface), Uglygraphy, Glabori, Campana (vector font), Grobb, Xtravagant, Wouliane, Kuasar.

Aka Albertako. Dafont link. Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aleix D. Soler

Barcelona-based designer of the piano key typeface Supertipo Bemoll (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alejandra Zeceña

Originally from San Salvador, El Salvador, this Barcelona-based designer created the logotype Marlin (2011) for a yachting company. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alex Baisan

Alex Baisan (Valencia, Spain) designed Soul Trumpet (2013), a display typeface. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alex Camacho Studio
[Alex Camacho Pizarro]

Graphic designer and illustrator from Barcelona who has an MA from Central Saint Martins, and works in London since 2009. His typefaces:

Cargo collecive link. Linotype link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Alex Camacho Pizarro
[Alex Camacho Studio]

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Alex Cervera

Alex Cervera (Barcelona, Spain) created the typeface Kelm Regular in 2013 for magazines and newspapers. It is characterized by low contrast, short ascenders and descenders, and large x-height.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alex Gifreu

Graphic designer from Figueres (Spain). He designed Network (1996) at Garcia fonts. He created Pilgrim (1997), Montaplex (1997) and Kennedy (1997) at [T26]. Bondage (a set of 16 fonts) was announced but never released by [T26].

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

Alex Ldalí

During his studies, Sant Fost de Campsentelles, Barcelona-based Alex Ldalí created an angry angular typeface (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alex Trochut

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 2009, he published Neo Deco at HypeForType. Noteworthy type treatments of that year include Nixon and the Futurecraft logo.

In 2012, he designed Trojan Font (like Trajan). He also did some stunning multiline alphabet for V Magazine. Also noteworthy is a swashy calligraphic logo for Wiz Khalifa and Atlantic Records.

Typographic picture by TDC55.

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.

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

Alexandra Bardou

Alexandra Bardou, a graduate from the ELISAVA School of Design in Barcelona in 2013, created an unnamed connected script font in 2013.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexandra Echevarria

Catalan graphic and type designer. For her final thesis project in Barcelona, Alexandra Echevarria created Andtype (2013, a Peignotian slightly flared typeface named after the country of Andorra). In 2011, she created the experimental typeface CHii. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexandra Zielaskiewicz

During her studies at Eina, Escuela de Diseño y Arte in Barcelona, Alexandra Zielaskiewicz created an elegant bilined semi-blackboard bold typeface (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexis Rom

Barcelona-based creator of the simple handprinting typeface called Alexis (1997, Garcia Fonts). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alfred Trujillo

Graphic designer and illustrator in Terrassa, Catalunya, b. 1980, Sabadell. Professor at Escola d'Art la Garriga and Escola d'Art de Terrassa. He created the techno typeface Baucis in 2016 and the fat display sans typeface Calgary88 in 2020. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alfredo Graziani

Born in Buenos Aires, and a resident designer in Barcelona, Alfredo Graziani is the codesigner with Alejandro Paul at Umbrella Type of the medieval script Mama Script (2004). At Sudtipos, he created the script typeface Milk Script (2004, with Alejandro Paul: based on lettering seen in a 1923 Speedball manual), as well as Divina.

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

Alice Maurier

During her graphic design studies in Barcelona, Alice Maurier created the high-contrast Peignotian sans typeface Gironde (2014), which she claims to be a hybrid of Futura and Bodoni. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alicia García

Palma de Mallorca-based creator of a nice typographic collection of posters entitled Carteles Leo Bassi (2011), which mix the Western circus poster style and art nouveau elements. Typefaces created by er include the paper cut typeface Diplodocus (2011), and the octagonal typeface That Tune (2012).

View her Y Modaba poster (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alkimia Fonts
[Josep M. Girones Diaz]

Barcelona-based designer (b. 1984) of the free modular typeface Arkadia (2016). Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alter Order
[Pedro Azevedo Gonçalves]

Alter Order is the web alias for Pedro Gonçalves, a Portuguese art director based in Barcelona. Creator of the ultra black slab typeface Gorda Slab (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alva Aur

Alva Aur (Valencia, Spain) designed the Witch Lab typeface (2012, alchemic). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alvaro Franca
[Naipe Foundry]

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Amaia Arrazola

Barcelona-based illustrator. Look at the informal lettering in her posters. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ambar Amill Bosco

As a student at Elisava in Barcelona, Ambar Amill Bosco designed a lachrymal all caps typeface (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

An Gri

Graphic designer in Barcelona who created these typefaces in 2014: Honolulu, Western, Arsenal, SciFi, Paperclip, Tangram. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ana Bangueses

Graphic designer in Barcelona who made the floriated caps typeface Herbarium (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ana Cervero

Barcelona, Spain-based designer of the geometric modular typeface Aztore (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ana Dorado
[Tipos en red]

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Ana Garcia Royo

During her design studies in Barcelona, Ana Garcia Royo created the foliate typeface Leaf (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ana V. Francès

Ana V. Francès (or A-GRPHCS in Valencia, Spain) created a bichromatic typeface in 2012.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ana Vidal Satizabal

Graphic designer in Barcelona. In 2016, she created the sturdy text typeface Cantera, perhaps most useful for engineering and building applications. Quantum (2016) is an experimental typeface based on circles, while Avier (2016) is even more experimental, while staying in the techno realm. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrea Arques

During her graphic design studies in Barcelona, Andrea arques created the tattoo font Rocker Slab (2014) and Christmas Icons (2014). In 2015, she created the modular typeface Avelli, which was inspired by the calligraphy of Pedro de Madariaga, Joseph de Anduaga y Garimberti, and Torio de la Riva. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrea Buonaventura

During her studies at ELISAVA in Barcelona, Andrea Buonaventura (Arenys del Mar) designed the ball terminal fat display typeface Wave (2013, with Sandra Galan). She also designed the sans display typeface Mula (2013). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrea Carandini

Designer from Barcelona who created Hair Type (2011). I am not sure that this is a font. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrea De Los Mozos

Graphic designer in Barcelona. In 2010, she designed Motorhead (an angular metal rock band face) and Cupcake (a playful serif face). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrea Fusinski

In Laura Meseguer's class in Barcelona, Andrea Fusinski designed a German expressionist typeface called Shelley (2013).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrea Garcia

Barcelona-based graphic designer and illustrator, who made Bubble Line type (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrea Grasso

Art director in Barcelona, who designed the free sans typeface Partenope Grotesk (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrea Ruiz

As a design student in Barcelona, Andrea Ruiz created the modular typefaces Enea (2013) and Crear (2013).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

André Ramalho

Freelance designer in Caldas da Reinha, Portugal, b. 1989. Creator of the great display typeface Bizarre (2014). Behance link. Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrei Robu

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Andreu Balius Planelles
[Garcia Fonts&Co]

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Andreu Balius Planelles
[Type Republic]

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Andreu Balius Planelles

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).

FontFont link. Linotype link. Behance link.

His production:

  • Garcia/Typerware offers about 50 fonts, including some very artsy typefaces, such as Fabrique (Andreu Balius), Futuda, Garcia Bodoni (Typerware), Alkimia (Estudi Xarop), Ariadna (pixel font, 1988-1989), Garcia Bitmap (1993), Playtext (Andreu Balius, 1995), Matilde Script (Andreu Balius, 1994: an embroidery face), Fabrique (1993, Andreu Balius) and Dinamo (1993, Balius and Casasin at Typerware), Helvetica Fondue (1993-1994), Futuda (1993), Ozo Type (1994), Tiparracus (1994, dingbats), Mi mama Me Soba Script (1994), Parkinson (1994), Garcia Bodoni (1995), Garcia snack's (1993-1995), Juan Castillo Script (1995, irregular handwriting), and Vizente Fuster (1995), all by Andreu Balius and Joancarles Casasin, 1993-1995; Water Knife (Laudelino L.Q., 1995); Alquimia (Estudi Xarop, 1995); Jam Jamie (Malcolm Webb, 1996); Network (Alex Gifreu, 1996); Panxo-Pinxo (David Molins, 1996); Euroface 80 mph (Peter Bilak, 1996); Inmaculatta (Roberto Saenz Maguregui, 1997); Proceso Sans (by Argentinan Pablo Cosgaya, 1996); Afligidos deudos (Adria Gual, 1996); Route 66 (Francesc Vidal, 1997); Popular (Sergi Ibanez, 1997); Visible (handwriting by Fabrice Trovato, 1997); SoundFile (Reto Brunner, 1998); Ninja type (kana-lookalike alphabet by Charly Brown, 1995); Vertigo (Charly Brown, 1996); Loop UltraNormal (Franco and Sven, 1996); Inercia (Inigo Jerez, 1996).
  • Fontshop: FF Fontsoup.
  • ITC: ITC Temble (1996, a great subdued ghoulish face). With Joancarles P. Casasin, he created ITC Belter (1996) and ITC Belter Mega Outline (1996).
  • Typerware: Czeska was developed from Vojtech Preissig's woodtype typefaces. Andreu Balius completed the design and included an italic version and a large variety of ligatures (both for regular and italic).
  • Type Republic: Pradell, Trochut, SuperVeloz, SV Marfil Caps (2004), SV Fauno Caps. Pradell was freely inspired from punches cut by catalan punchcutter Eudald Pradell (1721-1788), and is considered to be Balius' main work. Trochut is based on specimens from the 1940s by Joan Trochut. SuperVeloz is a collection of the type modules designed by Joan Trochut and produced at José Iranzo foundry in the beginning of the 40's, in Barcelona. Digitized and recovered by Andreu Balius and Alex Trochut in 2004. Example of such composition of modules include the great art nouveau typefaces SV Fauno Caps and SV Marfil Caps. In 2007, he added Taüll, a blackletter type. Still in 2007, he did the revival Elizabeth ND, which was based on an old type of Elizabeth Friedlander.
  • In 2008, he created the Vogue mag like family Carmen (Display, Fiesta, Regular), which are rooted in the didone style. Carmen, and its flirtatious companion Carmen Fiesta, were both reviewed by Typographica.
  • Barna (2011) and Barna Stencil (2011).
  • In 2012, Trochut was published as a free font family at Google Web Fonts. It was based on Joan Trochut-Blanchard's Bisonte.
  • Lladro (2012) is a custom sans typeface done for the Lladro company.
  • Rioja (2013) is a grotesque typeface that was custom-designed for Universidad de La Rioja.
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Andreu Gallart Ruiviejo

Vic, Spain-based designer of the blackletter typeface Kalika (2018), the connected script typeface family Andarina (2018), the free black lapidary serif typeface Gilland (2018: an extension of Gary Elfring's free font Alonse (1993) from 100 to nearly 500 glyphs), the octagonal typeface family Gridger (2018) and the decorative inline typeface Linocut Deko Shade (2018).

Buy his fonts at Etsy. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andreu Martorell

Barcelona-based designer of the rounded techno typeface Venair (2017). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andreu Zaragoza

Barcelona-based creator of the typographic poster La Mano Larga (2011). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Angel Alvarez

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Angel Canovas

Barcelona-based designer of the text typeface Amaro (2017), his Master's project at EINA. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Angel Cebrian

During his graphic design studies, Angel Cebrian (Olot, Catalunya) created the ultra-condensed piano key typeface Condemned (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Angel Corral

Barcelona-based designer of the icon set called Eyetok (2017), which was created for a visual identity. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Angie Neira

Barcelona-based Colombia-born designer of the text typeface Ninive (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ania Kruk

Ania Kruk (b. 1987, Poznan, Poland) is a designer in Barcelona. She has studied towards an MA in design at the University of Aerts in Poznan, 2005-2011 and obtained a Masters in Advanced Typography and Editorial Design in 2010 at Eina (Escola de Disseny i Art, Barcelona).

She created the text typeface Arnie (2011). She writes: Arnie is a text typeface designed for books and poetry. Due to calligraphic origin, rather classical proportions and flat curves, it seems solid and stable. While big counters and varying line weight make it look light and airy in long texts. She also created the signage script face Cookie (2011), which is free at Google Web Fonts. Panna Kotta (2010) is an upright italic. Ladaco (2008) is inspired in Polish folkloric cut-outs.

Krotta One (2012, Google Web Fonts) is an italic typeface. It was renamed Kotta a few days later.

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Anna Alajarin Portas

Designer of a circle-based typeface for Carnaval de Barcelona 2017. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anna Barbal

Barcelona-based creator of some geometric typefaces in 2013.

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Anna Carbonell

Barcelona-based designer of the geometric sans display typeface Pinocchio (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anna Muni

Freelance graphic designer in Barcelona, who created the connect-the-dots font Linkup (2012).

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Anna Pulido

Mataro, Catalunya-based designer of the kitchen tile font Arc (2016) and the free text typeface Atia (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anna Tilche

Anna Tilche (Barcelona) created an animal-themed caps alphabet called Animalario (2013). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Santi Vilagran Casanovas]

Freelance designer in Girona, Spain. Behance link. He created the multiline neon-look techno typeface Adtype01 (2010) and the futuristic typeface Adtype00 (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Antoni Morillas

Catalan designer of the decorative futuristic font Diagonal ND (1970, Neufville), named after the main street in Barcelona. [The MyFonts page gives 2000 as a date, a bit confusing!] FontShop link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Antonio Lopez
[Fundicion de Antonio Lopez]

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Antonio Prado

Barcelona-based creator of an identity typeface Soldevila (2012) for a restaurant by that name in Calders, Catalunya. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ariadna Marques Bertran

Graduate of ESDAP, Barcelona, who works as a graphic designer in Barcellona. In 2020, she released the decorative display typeface Orquidia. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ariadna Pujol

Barcelona-based designer of Mech Regular (2013) and the modular typeface Pepper Type (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ariadna Veas

Barcelona-based designer of the wavy display typeface Belafonte (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Arnau Aguilar Marcos

Barcelona-based designer of Kandu (2013), a thin typeface that was derived from Bell MT in 2013. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Arnau Buxo Ibañez

Barcelona-based designer of the tuxedoed typeface Sonora (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Arnau Roig

Graphic designer in Barcelona who studied at ESDAP. Creator of the pixelish typeface Tetris (2017). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Artur Rivera

Esplugues de Llobregat, Barcelona-based designer of the squarish / octagonal / techno motorcycle lettering typeface Gravis (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Arturo Gonzalez Casas

Combine the principle of the piano key typeface first introduced by Wim Crouwel and that of interlocking letters, and you have the Kawasaki Display typeface designed by Barcelona-based designer Arturo Gonzalez Casas in 2013.

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Illustrator, graphic designer and graffiti painter in Barcelona who created the pixacoo-inspired typeface Distilo (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ashley Breunich

Graphic designer in New York City, who created a font based on the mosaics of Gaudi called Barcelona (2012). It was used in an imaginary rebranding of that city. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Atelier Laia
[Santos Bregaña]

Spanish type foundry, est. 2013. One of its founders, Santos Bregaña, writes: Of Croatian origin, Santos Bregaña is born by chance in the city of Pamplona in 1965 on the very day that Le Corbusier drowns in Cap Martin. After studying architecture in San Sebastian and Barcelona he launches the Laia Atelier in 1996 where he focuses on interior design, and on graphic and industrial design projects associated with the culinary culture and business. In 2008 he receives, along with co-creator Anne Ibañez Guridi, the Art Director's Club of New York Sphere Award for their body of work for the restaurant Mugaritz. He leads Tabula, a publishing house dedicated to the spread of culture and gastronomy, and is a speaker on public forums and seminars related to high cuisine. His porcelain designs and his O! Luna, Tabula, and Linneo collections have received international praise and are in many of the best restaurants and hotels in the world.

In 2013 Atelier Iaia published the calligraphic Iturzaeta-inspired typeface Lamia, a joint effort of Santos Bregaña, Julen Cano Linazasor and Maore Sagarzazu: The Lamia font is inspired by the work of the most famous calligrapher of the Basque Country, Jose Francisco de Iturzaeta Eizaguirre (Getaria, 1788-Madrid, 1853). His writing method was compulsory in Spanish schools since 1835. His "unpolished Spanish font" tried to be more effective than the more commercial English version by avoiding embellishments and excessive rear tearing. More akin with the liberal values imported by the French, his offerings sought uniformity, speed and efficiency to ensure that those in the less-favored echelons of society had an effective communication tool. From his "General collection of characters of European Letters" published in Madrid in 1833, we have chosen the "lower case pancilla reformed" represented in one of the prints. We have tried to reinterpret it by keeping its essence but also ensuring that it is viable for potential contemporary uses which, thanks to its good readability and effectiveness in longer texts, basically means as a decorative or display font. The upper case was generated using the lower case as a reference.

Waskonia (2013, Santos Bregaña) is inspired by Basq gravestones from the 8th century.

Earlier work of Santos Bregaña includes the Kai (Basque) typeface family (199701999, with Mikel Enparantza) at Garagefonts.

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Design studio in Barcelona, est. 1998. They made the geometric display face Blanch (2011) for the Fruita Blanch brand. Free download. Lost Type link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

ATypI 2014

ATypI 2014 was held in Barcelona from 17-21 September 2014. The first two days were at the spectacularly beautiful BAU School of Design and the last three at the Museu del Disseny.

Speakers included Alexander Cooper, Matthew J. Rechs, Azza Alameddine, Andreu Balius Planelles, Jesus Barrientos, Sofie Beier, Caleb Belohlavek, David Berlow, Ann Bessemans, Henrik Birkvig, Noe Blanco, Nathan Davis, Nikola Djurek, Nathalie Dumont, Behdad Esfahbod, Martina Flor, Domen Fras, Tomas Ferrari, Rezan Gassas, Yashodeep Gholap, John Giannopoulos, Stuart Gill, Rose Gridneff, Theodore Harrison, Andrew Haslam, Masataka Hattori, Paul Hunt, Thomas Huot-Marchand, Eric Kindel, Boris Kochan, David Kuettel, Indra Kupferschmid, Kevin Larson, David Lemon, Jean-Baptiste Levee, Bruno Maag, Thomas Maier, William Montrose, Oriol Moret-Vinals, Paulo Moretto, Haytham Nawar, Meta Newhouse, Alessia Nicotra, Ryoko Nishizuka, Toshi Omagari, Michele Patane, Raquel Pelta, Joan Carles Perez Casasin, Yves Peters, Thomas Phinney, Albert-Jan Pool, Daniel Reynolds, Daniel Rhatigan, Jay Rutherford, Keitaro Sakamoto, Alice Savoie, Jose Scaglione, Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer, Georg Seifert, Manuel Sesma, Fred Smeijers, Liron Turkenich, Michael Twyman, Gerard Unger, Jim Wasco, Jurgen Willrodt, Taro Yamamoto, Onur Fatih Yazicigil, Erik van Blokland, and Ozlem Ozkal.

The meeting was a stunning success as seats were sold out more than a month in advance. On the other hand, considering the loss of income this entails for ATypI as an organization, the lack of a contingency plan is also a failure of sorts. The general feeling was that this was possibly one of the best ATypI conferences ever.

Links: Tweets. Album by Magnus Rakeng. Album by TypeTogether. Photographs by Nina Stossinger. Martina Flor's sketches of the talks. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aurelio Sánchez

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Axel Durana

Barcelona, Spain-based designer of Kitchen Stencil (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Azza Alameddine

Azza Alameddine has worked as a graphic designer in Lebanon, the Netherlands and London since 2009, and is now based in Barcelona. She holds a BA in visual communication from Créapole, Paris. A graduate of the Masters in Typeface Design program of the University of Reading, she specializes in Arabic script. Her talk at ATypI 2014 in Barcelona was entitled The art of typographic matchmaking. In 2016, Azza joined TypeTogether as a type engineer and type designer.

The Latin / Arabic version of Dalton Maag's Effra was co-designed by Azza Alameddine and Alex Blattmann. It won an award at Granshan 2016.

In 2017, she finished Adelle Sans Arabic at Type Together.

In 2019, Type Together released Catalpa (Veronkia Burian, Jose Scaglione, Azza Alameddine) and wrote: Primed for headlines, Catalpa is designed to give words bulk and width and gravity itself. The Catalpa font family is José Scaglione and Veronika Burian's wood type inspired design for an overwhelming headline presence. Catalpa was followed in 2021 by Belarius, a three-axis variable family that shifts from sans to slab serif, from condensed to expanded widths, and includes every possibility in between. Published by Type Together in 2021, it was developed under the guidance of Veronika Burian and José Scaglione, with type design by Azza Alameddine and Pooja Saxena, and additional kerning and engineering help from Radek Sidun, Joancarles Casasin and Irene Vlachou.

At the end of 2021, she finished Bree Arabic as part of Type Together enormous Bree multiscript typeface family. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Xavier Puig]

Xavier Puig is a type and graphic designer, born in Artés, Barcelona. He moved to London in 2003 where he graduated in Visual Communication and Typography at the London College of Communication. He created the severe octagonal typeface Ihavebeenwaitingforyou (2009) and the LED typeface Water In My Casio (2009). In 2010, he added Sexything. Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Baimu Studio

Baimu Studio (Barcelona) created the display typeface Roundone (2012) and the elliptical Baimu house typeface (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bakoom Studio

Barcelona-based designer of the free neon typeface Neoneon (2017). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Barcelona Design Shop

Barcelona-based menu designer who occasionally designs some fonts. These include Bonjour (2019: textured caps), Mango Tango (2019: rounded all caps sans), Mocha (2019), Latte (2019), Espresso (2019), Alioli (2017: textured caps), Coffeelover (2017: a connected brush script), Bon Appetit (2016: decorative caps), Original Burger (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Barcelona Design Shop

Barcelona-based designer of Original Burger Font (2016), which combines a signage style with some food dingbats. On the same theme, they designed the 3d matinee lettering font Bon Appetit (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Joancarles P. Casasín]

Barcelona-based foundry involved in custom font work, est. 2005. Original fonts: Inclusive (2007), Urbanium (2005, a bold display face), Handwritten, Eixample (2008, octagonal and rounded), Screech (2008) and Begyptienne. Modified fonts (or re-fonts in their words) include Le Grand Palais (stencil, for La Force de l'Art, Paris, 2006), BeTV (for a Belgian TV channel), and VijfTV (a modification of Chalet for a Flemish TV station). Their custom types include Atrapalo, Kipling (a fashion mag family done in 2011), STM Montreal (2011, for the Montreal transportation system), Dialogue, Kidswa, Hangar and Costa Design. One of the main collaborators is Joancarles P. Casasín. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Begoña Viñuela

Designer, b. Bilbao, 1987, who graduated in 2010 with a degree in Fine Arts and a specialty in Graphic Design from the University of the Basque Country. She also obtained a Masters degree in typography from the University of Barcelona.

She created La Botica de Bernarda (2012, a retro display face). That typeface was co-designed with Mariana Alvarez Matijasevic.

Other type designs by Begoña include Bambola Script, which was created in Ricardo Rousselot's studio called Gruppo Erre. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bel Divi

Spanish graphic designer based in Barcelona who works at Aktiva Brand Design Experience. His typefaces include Torreta (2021). The distressed old style serif Torreta was originally designed for the children's book La fábrica de etiquetas by Emma Piquer published by Juventud Editorial in July 2021. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Bernat Gramage/Toni Benlliure
[Estudi Xarop]

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Berta Cubi

Igualada, Spain-based designer of the geometric display typeface Cubik (2018) and the grotesque all caps typeface Lux (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Betta Judge

During her studies in Barcelona, Betta Judge designed a handcrafted color alphabet (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bill Cardona Carreras

Mahon (or Mao), Menorca-based art director, who created the rounded tweetware stencil typeface Puig (2014), and Adventure Icon Set (2014). Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Birgit Palma

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.

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[Daniel Sabino]

Brazilian type designer Daniel Sabino de Souza studied under Laura Meseguer at the Eina-Escuela Superior de Disseny in Barcelona. His foundry in Sao Paulo is called Blackletra (est. 2012). He has taught type design at IED/Sao Paulo.

He won an award at Tipos Latinos 2012 and at TDC 2013 for Karol. In 2012, he won the Silver Prize in the Latin category of the Morisawa Type Design Competition for Hashar, a beautiful angular connected script face.

In 2013, he published Karol at Type O Tones. Falado (2013) is a delicate display typeface commissioned by Estudio Mucho for the graphic identity of the Spanish orchestra La Filarmónica. It won a Gold Medal at Laus'13.

In 2014, he designed the superb angular script typeface Haltrix (Village). Karol Sans was published at Type-o-Tones in 2014. Haltrix, Gandur (which was inspired by other geometric texturas, specially Max Bittrof's Element (1933)) and Karol Sans all won awards at Tipos Latinos 2014. Expectedly, Haltrix won an award in the TDC 2015 Type Design competition. Gandur New (German expressionist) and Gandur Alte (closer to Textura) followed in the summer of 2014.

In 2015, he released Silva (Text, Display), a typeface co-designed with Chester Jenkins.

Gothiks (2015, Village), Gothiks Compressed (2016) and Gothiks Condensed (2016), a family of condensed typefaces of varying widths and thicknesses that hearken back to the gothic wood types, and Latam Sans (2015, a custom typeface for Latam Airlines) won awards at Tipos Latinos 2016.

Typefaces from 2016 include Ofelia Std, a corporate sans family characterized by a lower case f that looks like a stretched s.

Typefaces from 2017: Noka (a sci-fi geometric sans characterized by its curvy f and hipster g).

Typefaces from 2019: STC Forward (a bespoke sans typeface for Saudi Telecom Company), Gothiks Round Compressed, Gothiks Round Condensed, Gothiks Round.

Typefaces from 2020: Elizeth and Elizeth Condensed (a slab serif by Daniel Sabino, Lucas Gini and Henrique Beier), Skol Display (a forceful poster sans), Ofelia Text and Display, Ekos (an all caps typeface designed for the Natura Ekos brand).

Typefaces from 2021: Silva Display (a 16-style serif).

Winner at Tipos Latinos 2018 of a type design award for Elizeth.

Village link (since 2014). Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Blanca Campins Otero

Barcelona-based designer of the hand-drawn Taboo (2019) and the ultra-condensed piano key typeface Queso (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿


Designer and illustrator in Barcelona who made a few typefaces in 2011. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bogidar Mascareñas Vizcaino

Editorial and graphic designer in Barcelona, b. 1990, who studied at Elisava in Barcelona (2008-2012), the Cooper Union in New York (2014) and the Typemedia program at KABK, class of 2016. In 2018, he joined the faculty in the Masters of Type Design program at Elisava in Barcelona.

He designed a macho poster headline face in 2012. His graduation typeface at KABK is Lanka. Lanka uses stencil effects in calligraphy, and is inspired by Francisco Palomares's book Arte nueva de escribir (1776). He produced several stencil and text styles for an attractive and highly original ensemble.

In 2019, he released the curvy stencil family Laima at TypeTogether. Laima won an award at 23TDC. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

[Giuseppe de Cesare]

Giuseppe de Cesare (BohFonts) is an Italian designer who now lives and works in Barcelona, where he started Boh Fonts. Behance link. He created the informal typeface Zarina Sans (2011) for use as a text face. The design elements are quite interesting, with carefully chosen and different angles for increased legibility. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Brian Lenny Herrera Medina

Barcelona-based designer of the modular display typeface Ex Machina (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Brian Xiao

Brian Xiao (Brian Xiao Design, Hacienda Heights, CA) designed the text typefaces Keyserling (2014) and Galatea Bold Italic (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bruno Carbonell

Graphic designer in Barcelona, who created Fedora Serif in 2012 and Ritual Serif (an esoteric typeface based on ancient blood rites and a bit of alchemy---think Jonathan Barnbrook) in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bruno Selles
[Vasava Fonts]

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Bunker Type
[Jesus Morentin]

Letterpress company in Barcelona run by Jesus Morentin. Morenti studied graphic design at la Escuela d'Arts i Oficis Llotja, at the University of Barcelona and finally at Escola Superior de Disseny, ESDi. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Ricard Marxer Piñón]

Beautiful (programmed) experimental letters derived from fonts. This is based on the Masters Thesis in Digital Arts, obtained in 2005 by the Catalan designer Ricard Marxer Piñón, 2006. For this, he wrote the "Geomerative" library of programs, which includes a truetype importer and interpreter.

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Cami Alama

For her final project at EASD Valencia in Spain, Cami Alama created the Dutch Krulletter typeface Krullcoplate Script (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Carla Gal

Art director in Barcelona who created the display typeface Suave and the wide sans typeface Soo White in 2018. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Carla Osma

Barcelona-based designer of Blan Type (2015, a rounded all caps sans). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Carles Cosa

Aka Charly Brown, he designed Ninja Type and Vertigo at Garcia fonts. Lives and works in Barcelona. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Carlo Santi

Art director in Barcelona who made Doblez Condensada (2010, a bilined typeface). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Carlos Adalid

During his studies in Barcelona, Carlos Adalid designed the wonderful free piano key typeface Judo (2016) and the curvy monoline typeface family Wilbo (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Carlos Asencio

Palma de Mallorca, Spain-based designer of the text typeface Thoreau (2015) and the piano key Bauhaus stencil typeface Gehape (2015). In 2016, he designed the sans typeface Palo. Behance link. Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Carlos Bermúdez

Graphic designer in Barcelona who created Fucktype (sic) (2011), a fat rounded typeface that is based on the logotype of Yoigo. Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Carlos de Toro

Born in Logroño, Spain, Carlos studied graphic design at ESDIR (Escuela Superior de Diseño de La Rioja), and type design in the Advanced Typography Master class of the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (EINA). He was first based in Barcelona, but currently works out of London.

In 2013, he designed the humanist mediterranean sans typeface Born (tweetware).

In 2014, he created Neon (2014), a set of capital numerals, for the September issue of Yorokobu Magazine. Neon is inspired by American road movies from the 80's and 90's. In 2015, he created Yorokobu numbers for the magazine. Still in 2015, he designed Recia (Indian Type Foundry): an angular ten-style wedge serif typeface family. Free at Fontshare.

Typefaces from 2016: 3D Experimental.

In 2018, he graduated from the TypeMedia program at KABK in Den Haag. His graduation typeface, Azor, was designed for editorial use. He explains: Azor is a typeface for display and text that requires comfortable legibility, personality and a human touch. Azor's italics are quite angular for added contrast with the romanstyles. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Carlos Galan Rubio

Carlos Galan Rubio (Barcelona) created the delicate display typeface Gracia Divina in 2012, which was custom designed for a store that sells religious articles.

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Carlos Irazabal

Barcelona-based graphic designer, b. Zaragoza, 1986. After studies in Zaragoza and Barcelona, Carlos Irazabal created the Misterio text typeface (2014, transitional). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Carlos Romera

Barcelona-based designer and illustrator. Creator of the grungy alphabet Smokey (2009). Pic. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Carlos Vazquez

Barcelona, Spain-based designer of the partially dotted typeface Mist (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Carlota Gallart

At EINA in Barcelona, Carlota Gallart designed a geometric display typeface in 2018. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Carme Pons

Graphic designer in Barcelona who created the "Latin" display typeface Sonora Bold Display (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Carmen Llorens

Barcelona-based designer of the Greek simulation font Nemrac (2014) and the speed emulation font Incliso (2014). Flickr link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Carmen Marin

During her studies in Barcelona, Carmen Marin created the monoline modular typeface Blumenblatt (2013), for which she was inspired by petals. In 2015, shev designed the bilined all caps typeface DBL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Carolina Poch

Carolina Poch Enciso is an illustrator and graphic design who studied at ELISAVA in Barcelona. She created the experimental Ciocco ball terminal typeface in 2013 together with Isa Lapera. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Carolina Trebol

Graphic designer in Figueres, Catalunya. She published the free basic sans typeface Marvel (2011, Google Web Fonts). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Caroline Carrillo

Graduate of the ECV in Paris who lives in Barcelona. In 2016, she designed the garalde typeface Jannon CC, which is inspired by the XVIIth century Rabelais Jannon. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Catalana de tipos

Barcelona-based group headed by Laura Meseguer and Eduardo Manso which organizes frequent conferences and workshops on type. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ceferino Gorchs

Lettering artist from Barcelona who created this alphabet. A font called Gorchs was made in 2007 by Josep Patau Bellart (Astramat) and published by T26. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cel Tico Petit

Designer at Astramat, a Catalan foundry (part of ANTAVIANA SERVEIS INTERACTIUS, SCCL) located in Lleida. He made the grunge fonts FAXADA (2001), Gastada (2001, like a glaz krak face), and Tiquet (2001: dot matrix typeface). Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cesar Doreste

Caracas-based designer of the tilted techno typeface Aditus (2011) and the experimental typeface Aquatica (2011).

In 2016, based in Barcelona for his studies in the Masters program at EINA, he designed the free modern text family Avila, which borrows DNA from Linotype Gianotten, Utopia, Bulmer MT and Kepler, but has unique features of its own. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cesc Aldabó
[Cesc Design (was: Ceskus Disseny)]

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Cesc Design (was: Ceskus Disseny)
[Cesc Aldabó]

Cesc (Francesc) Aldabó (Ceskus Disseny) is based in Sant Cugat des Valles and/or Terrassa, Spain. Studio Ceskus Disseny created Climb (2011, a decorative typeface), Dingbat Space Invaders (2013, FontStruct: a pixel font inspired by the 1978 video game by Taito Corporation), Letterplayground (a space and alphabets created by Nate Williams), and Grafftastics (2013, a graffiti font used for a festival in Sabadell). In 2014, they made the decorative typeface Climb.

In 2014, Aldabó made Climb Font (based on climbing gear), Tipoencuentro (poster face), Typoasi (modular), 15M Typestencil, and I Love Climbing.

Typefaces from 2017: Walls Talk.

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

Cesk Design (was: C32K Design)

Graphic designer in Barcelona who designed these typefaces in 2016: Oasi, TypeStencil, Climb (dingbats). In 2017, C32K created the pixacao graffiti-inspired typeface Grafftastics Sabadell. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ch. Engel

Barcelona-based lettering artist. An example of his craft. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Charles Pons

Charles Pons has a Master's in Graphic Design from Elisava in Barcelona. Barcelona, Spain-based designer of the brutalist typeface Brute (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chema Sanchez

Chema Sanchez, or just snchz, is the Barcelona-based designer who created the fat angular typeface Alfonso (2012), the rounded type family Major18 (2005), the custom typeface Corpos Danone (2006).

Behance link.

A graduate of Bau, Escola Superior de Disseny, Chema works at Battlegroup since 2002. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chris Jimenez

Chris Jimenez (Barcelona, Spain) created Geom Type in 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Christian Cuesta

Christian Cuesta (Palma de Mallorca) created the alchemic typeface Square (2013). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Christian Siles

Barcelona-based designer of the all caps typefaces Vinbase (2014), Othertype (2014) and Meddusa (2014). Behance link. Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Christopher Burke
[Hibernia Type]

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[Daniel Cifuentes]

Daniel Fuentes, who founded Cifonts in 2015, is the Badalona, Spain-based designer of the typeface family Niu Sasson (2014) and Tapas Signpainting (2016). He studied at EINA in Barcelona, graduating in 2015. His graduation typeface ther was the text book typeface Rals. Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Ciscu Design
[Ciscu Gomez Garcia]

Ciscu Design (Barcelona) created the display typeface No and the experimental typeface Pixelated Stripes in 2014. Its designer, Ciscu Gomez Garcia, studied at ESDI in Barcelona in 2014.

IN 2015, he proposed the Mayus and Minus typographic experiment in which uppercase and lowercase elements are mixed in one hybrid typeface. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ciscu Gomez Garcia
[Ciscu Design]

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Clara Madurell Peropadre

Art teacher in Reus, Spain, who designed the modular typeface Coldplay in 2016. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Clara Mur

Barcelona, Spain-based designer of a colorful geometric all caps typeface, Geo Type (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Claudia Canovas
[La Petite Prune]

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Claudia Ducasse

Graphic designer and photographer in Barcelona, who created the squarish modular typeface Glower Type in 2016. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Claudia Juncosa

Barcelona-based designer of Escher Type (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Claudia Orengo

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Claudia Quiñoa

Barcelona-based designer of the modular foliate typeface Folium (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Clouds Hintzmann

During her studies, Barcelona, Spain-based Clouds Hintzmann designed the experimental typeface Gigster (2020). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Coque Ambrosoli Garcia

Barcelona-based designer (b. 1966) of the handcrafted typeface Manustype (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cora Elizabeta Gomes

Designer in Barcelona who created Xilora (2010, grunge) and COR (2010, hand-printed). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Corey Danks

Graphic design student in Philadelphia, PA, who created the angular and textured Sort Sol typeface (2012), which was inspired by large flocks of starlings. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Corinne Carbonell

Designer in Barcelona, who created the calligraphic typeface Ellethwen (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Sergi Mana]

Sergi Mana (Creatype, Barcelona) designed the flowing script typeface Alma (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Barcelona-based designer of Stencil Type (2012), a piano key typeface. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cristina Bellido

Barcelona-based designer of Icarus (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cristina Carrero Perez

During her studies in Barcelona, Cristina Carrero created the piano key typeface Musk Type (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cristina Gómez

Designer in Barcelona, who created the wonderful art deco typeface Goms (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cristina Saez

Barcelona, Spain-based designer of the African-themed typeface Arec (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cristina Tejado

During her graphic design studies in Barcelona, Cristina Tejado created the free rounded sans typeface Daruma (2015) and the free modular typeface Blum (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cuarto Congreso internacional de Tipografía

A conference subtitled La letra dibujada was eld from June 18-20, 2010, in the Escuela de Arte y Superior de Diseño de Valencia, Valencia, Spain. Speakers included Gerrit Noordzij, Ken Barber, Ale Paul, Ricardo Rousselot, Javier Mariscal, James Mosley, Claude Mediavilla, Keith Adams, Marian Bantjes, Pepe Gimeno, Jose Ramon Penela, Pilar Cano and Sergio Jimenez. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cuatro Tipos

Design site and blog, in Spanish. It is much more concerned with mag design than typogrophy. Run by four guys from Valencia: Javier Perez Belmonte, Diego Obiol, Tomas Gorria, and Herminio Javier Fernandez. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Damià Rotger Miró

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Damian Vasquez

Designer and art director (b. Riobamba, Ecuador, 1986) whose studio is Disaikner in Barcelona. He created several free vernacular typefaces in 2013 that are based on wall writing and hand-drawn signs found in the city. These include Trueno, Mecanica, Garaje and Tiner.

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Dan Gu

Dan Gu was studying at ECV in Bordeaux, France, in 2014. During that time, Dan created Round Sans. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dani Delgado

Illustrator and graphic designer in Barcelona. Creator in 2017 of the beatnik lettering typeface Jazzy. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dani Gimenez

During his studies in Barcelona, Dani Gimenez designed the experimental typeface Contrastes (2017) and the negatively inclined techno typeface Flip (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dani Martinez

El Port de Sagunt, Spain-based designer of the 5-style sans typeface family Malamente (2016), which was done as a school project . [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dani Rubio Arauna

Graphic designer in Barcelona since 2004. Creator of the wood type-inspired typeface Madera (2014) and of the ornamental caps typeface Metamorfosis (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daniel A.P.Acuña

Daniel A.P.Acuña (Shiken Studio, Barcelona, Spain) designed the squarish modular typeface Underpick in 2016. Aka Daniel Pepe. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daniel Cifuentes

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Daniel Gago Valbuena

Barcelona-based designer of an unnamed curly typeface in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daniel Hernando
[Münster Studio (or: Munster Estudio)]

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Daniel Ramirez

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Daniel Rodríguez Valero

Daniel Rodríguez Valero received his PhD in Arts in 2006 from University of Barcelona, where he also got a Postgraduate in Digital Typography. He teaches Typographic Design and Digital Typography in the Arts Faculty (University of Barcelona) since 1999, and Graphic Design in Advertising studies (University of Alicante) since 2002. He teaches Digital Typography at the máster ibérico em design, Oporto (Portugal). He has created a new system for type design called Constructor in collaboration with Marc Antoni Malagarriga I Picas, a programmer. Constructor is a glyph editor based on calligraphic curves, which he presented at TypeTech, ATypI in Brighton in 2007.

He writes: Constructor is a new tool for type design, open source and cross-platform, based on a calligraphic heritage that provides new possibilities. It can be combined with production tools like Fontographer or FontLab, because its finality is to construct outlines extrapolating some instructions or parameters given by the user. It works with only one master and produces different letterforms that can be copied/pasted to a font editor. It will help to design quickly a complete family, so the benefits of this new system for type designers are tremendous. He claims to be inspired in part by Gerrit Noordzij's theory of type design as explained in The stroke of the pen. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daniel Sabino

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Daniel Uzquiano

Designer in Tarragona and now Barcelona, Spain, b. 1978, Barcelona. Since 2006 he teaches graphic design at the School of Art and Design of Tarragona.

Daniel created Goma (a beautiful rounded octagonal monospaced typeface; Goma Mono was published in 2014), Shadow Type and Grom (3d type) in 2013.

In 2014, he created the squarish sans typeface Europa.

In 2017, he designed the ink-trapped grotesque typeface Polar and the fun tall condensed all caps typeface Dinosaur.

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Daniel Vidal

Barcelona-based designer of Folk (2015), a typeface inspired by the early unsophisticated renaissance types and Dwiggins's M-formula.

In 2017, Daniel Vidal and Maria Berga co-designed the liquidy Cool Shit font. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Darek Artworks

During his studies in Barcelona, Darek Artworks designed Gothic Stencil (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Daniel Ramirez]

Costa Brava, Spain-based designer of the stencil typeface Stenzilla (2022) and the logo/headline font Aforo Display, (2022). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Dario Trapasso

During his studies at Escola Massana in Barcelona in 2014, Dario Trapasso created a shaded typeface called Humbral. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Marc Alvarez]

Dase is a design studio in Barcelona that was founded in 2006 by Marc Alvarez. He describes himself as a vegan artivist & graphic designer with a large experience working in illustration, lettering, calligraphy and typography with a minimal and conceptual approach. In 2021, he designed the bold street art brush script font Dase Signature. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

David Acevedo

Barcelona-based designer of the Escher-style outline typeface Barcelona (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

David Capo Vallbona

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David Gomez

Barcelona-based designer of the circle-based modular typeface family Pegaso (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

David J. Pascual Clavell

As a student in Barcelona, David Pascual created the stencil typeface The New Deco (2013).

Behance link. Aka David Spagetti. [Google] [More]  ⦿

David Lopez

Barcelona-based designer of the 3d school project typeface Cube (2013) and of the geometric sans typeface Felicity (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

David Masso

Barcelona, Spain-based designer of the all caps sans titling typeface Thin Condensed (2017), which is condensed by not thin. [Google] [More]  ⦿

David Molins

Graphic designer from Sant Feliu del Llobregat near Barcelona. Designed Panxo-Panxo and Panxo-Pinxo (1996) at Garcia fonts. Both are grungy. [Google] [More]  ⦿

David Ortega Ruedas

Barcelona-based designer of Diari (2012, a serifed text typeface in the style of Times Roman).

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David Torres

Barcelona-based designer of the contrasted sans typeface Goudal (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

David Velasco

Barcelona-based designer of the high-contrast typeface Forger (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

deCamping Estudio

Barcelona-based studio which designed the rounded display typeface Bitbath (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Denis Zacaryas

Graphic designer in Barcelona. In 2012, he created the display typeface Pantoja.

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Dennis Campos

Located both in Venezuela and in Barcelona, this web designer created the ultimate minimalist ultra fat boxy font Black Block Box in 2008. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Designer in Barcelona, who created Pixel8 (2012) and Norpeck (2014: a prismatic typeface). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Diego Mir

Valencia, Spain-based designer of the bilined poster typeface Horta (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dominik Thieme

Barcelona-based designer of Nouveau Grotesque (2016) and Devianz Grotesk (2014). This typeface was originallly part of the corporate identitity of culture cafe KUAPO (Leipzig). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Studio in Barcelona. Their oeuvre includes a number of wine labels, such as Alfaro Barroco, for which a special set of ornamental initials was created in 2011. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Jimmie Zu]

Creative studio in Barcelona run by Jimmie Zu. In 2013, they published Loopita Complex, the hexagonal display typeface Hexelia, the alchemic Benet Doble Line, the free alchemic / hispter typeface DOS Amazigh, the experimental typeface Tipos Dobles, and the compass-and-ruler typeface Sensilist. Rainbow is a fun display typeface.

Typefaces from 2014: Magnetype (experimental typeface).

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

[Damià Rotger Miró]

Damià Rotger Miró (b. 1981, Ferreries, Menorca) is a type designer, letterer and graphic designer at Dúctil in Palma de Mallorca. He also is professor at EDIB. Since 2015, he is organizing the summer type design course Gliglifo in the picturesque Sos del Rey Catolica near zaragoza, Spain.

His creations in 2008-2009: Lullius (2009, a blackletter named in honor of Ramon Llull (Palma de Mallorca, 1232-1316)), Dúctil (2009, sans family), Crespell (2008, a soft organic sans), Miona (2008, an award winning and stunning serif), Concu (2007, sans family), Lullius Rotunda (2009).

In 2010, these fonts were added: Cintax (octagonal, modular), Lullius Textura, Lullius Borders, Moll (+Italic).

The sans family Ductil was designed in 2011.

In 2012, we find these new typefaces: Nuada (a chancery script), Lullius Textura Modula.

Other typefaces include FernandezCoca, an informal script named after illustrator Antonio Fernández Coca.

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

Eduard Arajol Lopez

During his studies at EINA in Barcelona, Eduard Arajol Lopez created the octagonal soccer shirt typeface Revolutype Bold (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eduard Fossas Pastor

Barcelona-based graphic designer who made Koala (2011), a monoline geometric sans face. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eduard Ingles

Graphic and type designer in Barcelona who studied at EINA. His typefaces:

  • Saifai (2014). A typeface designed for novels.
  • En Cants (2014) is a typeface designed for El Mercat dels Encants de Sant Antoni near Barcelona.

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Eduard Puig Sanchez

Ripoll-based designer of the shadow headline typeface Icy (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eduardo Manso

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Edy Type
[Ricardo Victor Rousselot Schmitt]

Ricardo Victor Rousselot is a calligrapher and type designer born in Argentina in 1936. He was trained in the sixties in Chicago in the studio Ficho&Corley Inc., which was led by a disciple of Frederic Goudy and Oswald Cooper, Carl Corley. After that, he returned to Buenos Aires, and in 1975, he settled permanently in Barcelona, where he teaches at the University of Barcelona.

His typefaces include Carlomagno (1997-2000) and Uncial Romana (1996), released by Neufville.

He sells his fonts nowadays through his foundry, Edy Type. For example, in 2010, Edy Type launched the lively connected handwriting font Despeinada, which, Ricardo says, tries to find the middle between Mistral and Zapfino. Chevronne (2010, not my favorite) is based on mediaeval / gothic forms but tries to be contemporary. Drumbeat (2011) is a calligraphic script face, and Bambola (2011) is a curly signage script.

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EINA, Escola de Disseny i Art

School in Barcelona that started a postgraduate type design program in 2003. Teachers include Laura Meseguer, José Manuel Urós (Type-o-Tones), and Iñigo Jerez. The Master's in Advanced Typography is coordinated by Enric Jardí. Other teachers not mentioned above include Allan Daastrup, Josep Babiloni, Arcàngela Regis, Eduardo Manso, Joan Carles Casasín, Josep Maria Pujol (d. 2012), Oriol Miró, Keith Adams, Ricardo Feriche, Patricia Ballesté, Flor Helguera, Teresa Domingo, Raquel Pelta, Enric Jardí, Jaume Serra, Fernando Gutiérrez and Luis Mendo. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Elena Campos Pascual

During her studies in Barcelona, Elena Campos Pascual designed the modular kitchen tile typeface Cane Type (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Elena Mompó

Very original fashion designer and illustrator in Barcelona. Her Fashion Type Maison Martin Margiela (2014) is an aquarel alphabet based on fashion drawings. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Elena Peralta

Elena Peralta Dimas is a graphic and type designer from Madrid, Spain, where she obtained her BA in Graphic Design. Before studying the Master in Type and Media in the KABK, she lived in Barcelona, where she got an MA in Typography and interned at Estudio Mariscal. She also worked as an in-house type and graphic designer at Seriesnemo Studio, developing projects related to branding, type and packaging. With a group of friends she brought TypeThursday, the monthly type event, to the city of Barcelona. Gaduate of the TypeMedia program at the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in Den Haag, The Netherlands, class of 2020. Her KABK graduation typeface was Edonia, which is especially suited for editorial use. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Elige Chose

Illustrator and art director in Barcelona who created the piano key typeface Jags and the text typeface Encarna in 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Elisabet Lozano Robles

Barcelona-based designer of the modular blackletter typeface Kory (2017) and the experiment in contrast and stress called Contrast (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Elisava Design School

Barcelona-based design school. In 2018, they introduced a new Masters program in type design and typography called Master in Typograhic Creation. Its founding co-directors are Iñigo Jerez Quintana and Laura Meseguer. Initial faculty also include Joancarles Casasin, Ivan Castro, Jose Maria Ribagorda, Jesus Morentin, Oriol Miro, Bogidor Macarenas, Herminio Javier Hernandez, Marta Cerda, Noe Blanco, Borja Martinez, and Bruno Selles. The inaugural cost is 9400 Euros per annum. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eloi Canals Serra

For a school project, Eloi Canals Serra (Barcelona, Spain) created the free Gaudi-inspired curly and curvy typeface Gaudinia (2011, Farga Catalana de Fonts). In 2015, he created the fun erotism-inspired La Castiglione (2015), and the futuristic stencil font Hangar 18. Still drawing inspiration from his hometown, he designed Barcelona City Block in 2016. This octagonal typeface reflects on the characteristic octagonal intersections in the city. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Emil Kozak

Highly original freelance designer in Barcelona. He made the free art deco typeface EMILKOZAK.COM|fartdeco (2005). This typeface won the Fifth Annual Amagasaki Hanshin Sen Award in 2006 for best typonomy. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Emily Brown

As a student, Cambridge, UK-based Emily Brown designed Embrace The Craziness in 2017. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Emme De Marta

Graphic designer in Barcelona, who made the text typeface Sonetto in 2014. This typeface was modeled after Gudrun Zapf-Von Hesse's semi-calligraphic typeface Hallmark Shakespeare (1968). [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Eduardo Manso]

Emtype is the foundry in Barcelona that was founded in 1997 (in Buenos Aires) by Eduardo Manso. Eduardo was born in Buenos Aires in 1972 and studied graphic design at the Escuela de Artes Visuales Martín A. Malharro and at the Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, both in Mar del Plata. Art director of the Argentinian graphic design mag "el Huevo". He currently lives in Barcelona. His typefaces include the pixel font family Dixplay (2003, Emtype), the grunge font Eroxion (1997) and Rina Linea and Rina (2001), all at Bitstream, the Scotch roman text family Bohemia (2004), Andromeda ([T-26]), Garadonis, Fluxus, Ovalus (2005, free dot matrix face), Relato (2005, advertised as a muscular serif family), Relato Sans (2005, which won an award at TDC2 2006), Merss (2000, ITC), Argot (2004, winner of an award at TDC2 2004), Flour, and Flour Inline.

Argot was renamed Bohemia (published in 2004 with Linotype), and won an award at the Linotype International Type Design Contest 2003. EMT Lorena won an award at TDC2 2007.

He custom designed Sunday Times Modern (2008) for the Sunday Times.

Still in 2008, he published Geogrotesque, a semimodular geometric display typeface in 7 styles. Geogrotesque won an award at Tipos Latinos 2010. This was followed in 2009 by Geogrotesque Stencil and in 2015 by Geogrotesque Stencil Italic, Geogrotesque Compressed, Geogrotesque Condensed, and Geogrotesque Extra Compressed. In 2016, he added Geogrotesque Slab, in 2018 Geogrotesque Cyrillic, in 2019 Geogrotesque Expanded and in 2020 Geogrotesque Sharp (98 styles, and a variable font).

He created the custom typeface La Grilla.

Periodico (Text, Display) was originally commissioned by the Spanish daily newspaper 'ABC', and was published as a 30-font family with lots of old Spanish ingredients in 2011.

In 2012 the London agency GBH commissioned Emtype to develop a custom typeface for the Puma football teams for use in the Brazil World Cup 2014 as well as in the national competitions.

Ciutadella (2012) was originally commissioned by Mario Eskenazi's studio. It is a versatile geometric sans serif, a simple, clean and direct family. In 2015, Emtype published Ciutadella Rounded and in 2016 Ciutadella Slab and Ciutadella Display.

Typefaces from 2014: Shentox. This squarish nearly monoline typeface family started out from British license plates.

Camber (2015) is a workhorse sans typeface, slightly squarish and on a geometric base.

Eduardo's keen eye strikes again in the variable width grotesque typeface family Akkordeon (2017), whose black weight will give Impact serious competition. Akkordeon Slab< (2017) is equally impressive.

Other typefaces from 2017: Isotonic (a rounded almost monoline sans typeface based on Ciutadella).

Corporate typefaces: Sunday Times, Lorena Serif (newspaper type; certificate of excellence in TDC2 2007).

Typefaces from 2018: Steradian (a geometric sans), Aribau Grotesk (a low contrast geometric sans).

Typefaces from 2019: Approach (a low contrast sans in the style of the earliest grotesques, with slightly angled terminals and plenty of elbow pipes, and a characteristic snub nose "1").

Typefaces from 2020: Approach Mono (a typewriter or programming font family derived from Approach), Majorant (a stocky monoline avant-garde geometric sans).

Typefaces from 2021: Classike (a 13-style high contrast squarish display typeface inspired by art deco), Chiaroscura (Eduardo writes: inspired by an art technique, Chiaroscura is a display typeface that conveys elegance and finesse; it has high contrast, sharp terminals and compact vertical proportions that makes it ideal for headlines), Inklination (a low x-height neo-grotesque with five romans, ten italics, five monospaced versions and 50 fun fists and icons).

Interview in 2013. Myfonts page. Linotype page. Behance link. FontShop link. Klingspor link.

Catalog of Eduardo Manso's typefaces. View Eduardo Manso's typefaces. View even more of Eduardo Manso's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Enric Crous-Vidal

Type and graphic designer born in Lerida, Spain (1908), who lived and worked mostly in Paris, where he had emigrated to during the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). He died in 1987 in Noyon. All his fonts are available from Neufville. He was the founder of the movement that is known as Grafía Latina (or La Graphie Latine), which promoted the need to create a new system of typically Latin (as opposed to cold geometric nordic) typographic structures, graphics, alphabets and decorative ornaments.

As art director of the Fonderie Typographique Française, he designed these fonts:

Bibliography: Enric Crous-Vidal. Un carácter en tipografía (Andreu Balius, 2008).

View Enric Crous-Vidal's typefaces.

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

Enric Huguet

Catalan type designer who made Nova Gótica Huguet (1964-1970), Expo82 (a custom design for the 1982 exposition in Barcelona). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Enric Jardi

Born in Barcelona in 1964. Graphic design teacher at Elisava in Barcelona since 1988. Director of the Master on Advanced Typography at the Eina school of art and design, in collaboration with the Autonomous University of Barcelona. He also teaches a Master's course on art direction and advertising at Ramon Llull University. Author of Twenty-two tips on typography (that some designers will never reveal) and twenty-two things you should never do with typefaces (that some typographers will never tell you) (Actar).

At type-o-tones in Barcelona, Enric Jardi created Neeskens (1991-2007), Retorica Buida (1995, blackboard bold), Retorica-Plena (1995), Deseada (1995, a blurred roman), Escher, Magothic, Mayayo (1991, great children's book display font in Inline, Holes and Black styles), Peter Sellers (2007), Poca (1995, pixelish), Radiorama (1995), Verdaguera (1995, a classical weathered typeface)), Wilma (1995-2007: a chromatic type system), Xiquets Forever (1995, dingbats).

Interview by MyFonts.

Klingspor link. Type-o-tones link. FontShop link. Type-o-tones link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Enric Rojals

Graphic designer in Esparreguerra near Barcelona, who created the spurred display typeface Ice in 2015. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Enrique Molina

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]  ⦿

Enserio Studio

Girona, Catalunya-based designer of Patata (2014), a potato print font custom-made for Set Café. Edding (2014) is a marker font. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eren Saracevic

Barcelona-based designer of the rope font Knot Numbers (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ericka Glez

Senior designer in Barcelona who created Sofatype in 2015. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Erques Torres

Barcelona-based designer of the typeface Glory & Halal (2016), a handcrafted typeface in a style described as trash tattoo. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Estefania Mata

Spanish designer (b. 1985) from Malaga who now lives in Barcelona. Dafont link. Creator of the free fat poster typeface La Unica (2011).

Fontsquirrel link.

Aka Estefania Hormigo. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Estefania Palacios

During her graphic design studies in Barcelona in 2014, Estefania Palacios created the interesting modular display typeface Wooblo (2014, updated in 2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Estela Zamora

During her graphic design studies in Barcelona in 2014, Estela Zamora created the art deco Futura Poster-style typeface Modular. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ester Ramirez

During her graphic design studies in Barcelona, Ester Ramirez created the modular typeface Kiwi (2014) and the mini-slab typeface Bilma (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ester Vilaplana

During her graphic design studies in Barcelona, ester Vilaplana created Drip Drops (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Estudi Xarop
[Bernat Gramage/Toni Benlliure]

A Xàtiva, Valencia-based graphic design studio founded in 1993 by Toni Benlliure and Bernat Gramage. They designed Alquimia (1995, grunge) at Garcia Fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Estudio Mariscal
[Javier Mariscal]

Estudio Mariscal (Javier Mariscal) is a Barcelona-based design studio that experimented a lot with letters in designs. It created Hannover-Modern in 1996-1997 (for the World Exposition in 2000 in Hannover), available at type-o-tones. For Hannover Modern, Jose Manuel Uros developed one Egyptian style of this typeface.

Chico (2020). Chico was by designed by Javier Mariscal and Josema Uros specifically for the final roll of credits in the animated film Chico y Rita. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Etna Santacreu

Etna Santacreu (aka Fluna Daiyunel) is a designer in Barcelona (b. 1990) who created the hand-printed Fluna's Handwriting (2009, FontCapture). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eudald Pradell

Or Eudaldo Pradell. Catalan punchcutter (b. Ripoll, 1721, d. 1788). He was Spain's most important punchcutter in the 18th century. He was commissioned by King Carlos III to provide new typefaces for the Imprenta Real in Madrid. Read about Pradell and the Fundición del convento de San José de Barcelona (by Albert Corbeto). Balius writes about his Pradell typeface family, which won a Bukvaraz award in 2001: Eudald Pradell (1721-1788) was born within a family of gunsmiths and learned the practice of being an armourer with his father, adquiring the knowledge of making punches. Pradell first established his own workshop in Barcelona. Despite he was illiterate, he was able to produce one of the most appreciated typefaces ever cut in Spain. His fame as a punchcutter increased and King Carlos III gave him a pension in order to provide new type designs at the Royal printing house in Madrid, where he finally moved and set up his foundry. During the 19th century Pradell was forgotten, those "golden" ages of printing in Spain were part of the past. During the past four years (2000-2004) I have initiated an investigation on the work of Eudald Pradell with the aim of reclaim the memory of the punchcutter and his work. The result from that introspection is the Latin text family "Pradell", inspired from 18th century spanish type specimens. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Eva Barcelo

Illustrator and designer in Palma de Mallorca. She created some hand-drawn school fonts, both connected and non-connected, in 2013, in a learning to read project called Pipo. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Evelin Toledano

Evelin Toledano (Barcelona) showed Täxtur in 2013 on Behance. It is possible that this typeface was designed by her. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ewyrn M
[Judith Perez]

During her studies in Barcelona, Judith Perez (Ewyrn M) designed Gellogs (2019: a monoline sans), Good Wrong (2019: a play on reverse stress), and Prie Things (2019: a modular sans). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Extratype (was: Textaxis)
[Iñigo Jerez Quintana]

Textaxis was Spanish/Catalan foundry run by Barcelona-based Iñigo Jerez Quintana since 1995. In 2015 it was renamed Extratype. Iñigo Jerez's beautiful typefaces include Eina (2013, first designed as a corporate typeface fpr the EINA school in Barcelona), ASM (2013, Type O Tones: ASM stands for the Santa Monica Arts cultural center in Barcelona, where the monospaced typeface ASM has been in use as the custom typeface from 2008 onwards), Poster (2013, plus Display and Monster styles: a fat excessive didone family published by Type O Tones), Scozia (2011, didone), Amy, CX Type, School (fat octagonal face), Hidalgo, 112 Type, Point (2011, rounded typewriter family), Papers (2011, a fat fashion mag didone display family), Slim (2011), Batin (2005, neat garalde family), Palo (2000), Dinamo (1999), Oneline (1998), On Serif (2001), On Sans (2001; with On-Serif, a winner at Bukvaraz 2001), Blok (2004, poster face), Blak (heavy version of Blok), Track (2004, octagonal), Plus (2004, octagonal), Bonus (2004, ink trap face), Interfunktionen (2004, old typewriter), SuiteSerif (2003), Xquare (2003), Interpol (2002), Maeda (2002), Luomo (2002), Borneo (2002), Suite (2001), Self (1999, sans family), Valeria (1997, liquid serif), Inercia (1995, a rounded organic sans done at Garcia Fonts), Latina Sans (1998, a winner at Bukvaraz 2001), Latina Serif (1998), Textaxis (2000, sans).

Typefaces either made or extended in 2015 when the company was renamed Extratype: ASM (an industrial monospaced sans: ASM stands for the Santa Monica Arts cultural center located in Barcelona where ASM was the corporate typeface from 2008-2013), Blak (a chubby typeface originally designed for the now defunct magazine Suite), Poster (a fat face family, i.e., with ultra-black didone excesses and high contrasts).

In 2020, he released the 56-style text family Chamberi (co-designed with Francisco Torres) and wrote: Chamberí is designed to be Vogue Spain's bespoke typeface. An ambitious typographic branding project made for one of the most iconic magazine headers of the world, it defines the Spanish edition's personality through a blending of the functionality of 19th century modern romans (also known as Scotch typefaces) and the gestural expressiveness of typographic Baroque. Chamberi is a peculiar combination of the rational and the delicate, the sturdy and the feminine. It is offered in Text, Headline, Display and (fashion mag) Super Display sub-families.

Suite won an award at the TDC2 2003 competition. His Quixote text family (2005) won an award at TDC2 2006 and at Tipo-Q.

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

Fabienne Plangger

During her graphic design studies in Linz, Austria, Fabienne Plangger, now based in Barcelona, created the experimental typefaces Silk Paper Font (2013), Old Spice (2013, a rune simulation font), Marbling (2013), Rorschach (2013) and YO (2013). In 2014, she released a Juan Miro-style typeface. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fabricio Orellano

During his studies in Buenos Aires, Fabricio Orellano created the painter's typeface Jona Miro (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fail Better

Barcelona-based designer of a didone typeface called Agnes (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fatumata Camara

Barcelona-based freelance designer who designed the experimental typeface Universe (2016) by combining Arial with geometric shapes. [Google] [More]  ⦿

FC Barcelona, Real Madrid

FC Barcelona (2009), Premier League (2007), and Real Madrid 2009 (2009) are athletic lettering typefaces made by a designer who wishes to remain anonymous. Even though I know the designer, I am classifying these typefaces now as orphaned. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Federal TM

Barcelona-based creator of the hand-printed typeface Federal (2013), Snob Handscript (2013) and the sketched typeface Haityfont (2013). Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Federico Landini

Designer in Pistoia and Firenze (and before that, Barcelona) who was born in 1982 in Pistoia, Italy. He created the ultra fat counterless typeface Virgola Mobile (2010) and the elegant art eco fashion mag typeface Fabrizio (2011). In 2011, he created an original octagonal typeface called Excellens: Excellens is the first font totally created using Microsoft EXCEL 97. The glyph design was done using a standard EXCEL 97 worksheet, adding some border and diagonal color to draw the letters shape. The final result is something that reminds one of the Cholo Graffiti Calligraphy used by Mexican gangs in Los Angeles, but in a new digital and elegant way. Anunnaki (2011) is an artificial language font.

Federico Landini and Jonathan Calugo cooperated on Chinotto Regular (2012), a sans typeface custom designed for the Pistoia Underground Festival.

In 2018, he designed the MICR font Code 2020. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Felix Rufin

Designer at Type-o-tones in Barcelona of the unicase typeface family Designal (2007, +Stencil), which comes with 400 dingbats for, e.g., weather and packaging. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Fer Crow

Barcelona-based designer of the stone-chiseled Flintstone Font (2014) and of Trashfont (2014, a grungy stencil face). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fernando Rangel

Graduate of IED Barcelona. Queretaro, Mexico-based designer of the free striped op-art typeface NaNo (2014, FontStruct) and the hyper-experimental Triangle (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fernando Rodriguez

Or Fer Rodriguez. Born in Manresa, Catalunya, in 1988, he is a type and graphic designer. After graduating from Idep Barcelona University in 2016, he started collaborating with the Barcelona-based typefoundry Tipografies and participated in their development of Nomada Incise. He started his career as a freelance graphic designer focused on typography projects, and teaches graphical production at Idep Barcelona University. As a student, he designed the text typeface Propia (2014-2015) and Montes Slab (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ferran Milan Oliveras

Born in Barcelona in 1979, Ferran Milan studied graphic design at Massana School of Art in the same city, then relocated to the UK to study typeface design. In 2011 he graduated from the MA in Typeface Design at the University of Reading. Ferran worked at Andreu Balius Studio in Barcelona and at Dalton Maag in London before co-founding the Letterjuice type foundry with Pilar Cano.

He created the Latin / Arabic typeface Bubblegum (2011) during his studies there. Bubblegum is soft and rounded, but is remarkably well-suited for small text thanks the careful use of inktraps.

In 2012, he won the Bronze Prize in the Latin category of the Morisawa Type Design Competition for Baldufa. Baldufa was also crowned at TDC 2013. Award winner at The 2014 Horouf Type Design Competition. Its angular and stocky design makes it ideal for use in catalogs and magazines. In 2021, Ferran Milan and Pilar Cano released Baldufa Greek Ltn (Greek and Latin), Baldufa Greek, Baldufa Cyrillic Ltn, Baldufa Cyrillic and Baldufa Paneuropean.

In 2013, Pilar Cano and Ferran Milan co-designed the text typeface Quars, which was published at Letterjuice. It was influenced by Scotch Roman and classical Dutch typefaces. In addition, it offers a generous glyph set with many ligatures specially crafted for titling and ornaments based on anonymous metal types found in the drawers of an old printing workshop in a coast town near Barcelona.

Pilar Cano and Ferran Milan bundled their efforts once again in 2018 for the Latin / Thai typeface family Arlette (TypeTogether).

Codesigner with Pilar Cano in 2022 of Nawin Arabic, an informal Arabic typeface inspired by handwriting. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Ferran Riera Bonito

Barcelona-based designer in 2017 of these typefaces: Calafat (a gorgeous blackletter that revives a typeface made by the first printing press in Mallorca, Nicolau Calafat), Mirona (Scotch), Eixam (octagonal; named after the octagonal intersections of the Eixample neighborhood of Barcelona), and Kely (piano key stencil). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fhil Navarro García

Illustrator and graphic designer from Barcelona, b. Menorca. He lives and works in Mexico City since 2008. Fhil designed BlaBo (2013), a typeface based on a combination of Morse code and Braille. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Flavio Morais

Brazilian illustrator who is based in Barcelona. Designer at type-o-tones (Barcelona) of Analfabeta Regular and Pics (1997, with Joan Barjau). The vernacular / comic book typeface Analfabeto (+Pics) was designed in 2007.

FontShop link. Klingspor link. Type-o-tones link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

[Aurelio Sánchez]

Art direction and graphic design by Aurelio Sánchez in Barcelona. Behance link. Creator of the counterless modular typeface Expanded (2009) and the 3d typeface Compact Box Type (2006), created in a workshop led by Andreu Balius. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Folch Studio
[Albert Folch]

Albert Folch established Folch Studio in Barcelona in 2004. Folch Studio's typefaces:

Typecache link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Folio Collective

Barcelona, Spain-based designer of the organic sans display typeface SB Unica (2020), which was released by Fontspring. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Forma & Co
[Joel Lozano]

Joel Lozano studied graphic design at the Escola Massana, Centre d'Art i Disseny in Barcelona. Barcelona-based codesigner with Robin Frank at T-26 of dingbats and letters derived from a motorcycle: Mototype (2008, 4 styles). The free Network Font (2011) is a monospaced, yet experimental concoction.

Joel Lozano, Dani Navarro and Roger Pau run Forma.co together in Barcelona. Forma.co published the tweetware rounded sans typeface Sant Joan Despi in 2014. Icons by Forma & Co include Pitney & Bowes brand icons (2015), the official Behance icons (2016-2017), Ayondo corporate icons (2019), Davy icons (2019: for an Irish stock broker).

Behance link. . Behance link for Forma.co. Forma & Co link. Personal home page. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Fran Mendez

Fran Mendez (London, UK) has a BA Honours degree in Fine Arts from the University of Salamanca, Spain, a PGCE from Polytechnic University of Valencia (2008) and a Masters in Graphic Design (Communication and Editorial Design) from Escuela Superior de Diseño Elisava in Barcelona (2010). She created the experimental typefaces Morse Code (2014) and LDF Type (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Francesc Moretó

Barcelona-based designer. Behance link. Creator of Fills de Moretó (2012). Behance link. Creator of Fills de Moretó (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Francesc Vidal

Artist and cultural activist in Reus, near Tarragona. At Garcia fonts, Vidal designed Route 66 (1997), a scratchy white on black font. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Francesc Viladoms

Graphic designer in Granollers, Spain, who created the rough stencil typeface stranger (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Franko Rosas

Graphic designer in San Diego and Tijuana, who created the block typefaces Powinaky, Liber and SqL in 2010. Baika (2010) is a thin avant-garde face. On Behance though, he mentions Barcelona as his home base. Finalist in the 17th Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival's Poster Competition. Besides some custom typefaces, he also designed experimental typefaces such as Liber13 (high-contrast squarish poster face) and Lisa The Lush. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fresh Fonts
[Noemi Stauffer]

Barcelona-based designer and type enthusiast, originally from Lausanne, who publishes a curated newsletter, Fresh Fonts, that reviews the best new contemporary fonts from independent designers. Co-curated with Christian Bouche. Home page. Twitter link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fundición Tipográfica Bauer (or: Bauertypes)

Distributor in Barcelona of Neufville fonts, est. 1995. The fonts can also be bought at MyFonts. Ownership: the successors of Georg and Carlos Hartmann: Wolfgang and Vivian Hartmann. Digital type production director is Antoni Amate. Bauertypes also has a nice set of books and type catalogs for sale. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Fundición Tipográfica José Iranzo
[José Iranzo]

Fundición Tipográfica José Iranzo is a Spanish foundry which published type typefaces in the 1940s such as the heavy script font Pulido, the commercial modern typeface Publicidad (1930) and Supertipo Veloz (1942, see Neufville). Located in Barcelona and Madrid. José Iranzo published Catálogos : Tipos (Madrid, 1968). Catalog in PDF format (thanks to J.R. Penela). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fundición Tipográfica Nacional

Spanish foundry active in the 20th century, with offices in Barcelona, Madrid and Valencia. It made typefaces such as Numantina, Numancia, Hispalis (digitally revived by Red Rooster as Schiller Antiqua), Grotesca Nacional, Nueva Grotesca, Vigorosa, Clasico Nacional, Electra, Imperio, Radar (brush script), Romana, Ingles 15, and Rusinol (C. Winkow).

Catalogo de la Fundicion Tipografica Nacional. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Fundicion de Antonio Lopez
[Antonio Lopez]

Late 19th century foundry in Barcelona, which worked mostly with types imported from France and Germany. Their work can be found in Fundicion de caractéres de imprenta y fábrica de tintas de imprimir de Antonio Lopez (Barcelona, 1869). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gala Pascual Rafols

Graphic designer in Barcelona, whose type design work includes the sans headline typeface Ground Type (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Garcia Fonts&Co
[Andreu Balius Planelles]

Experimental foundry, est. 1993 in Barcelona by Andreu Balius who lives in Santa Maria de Martorelles near Barcelona. It existed for a few years and evolved into Typerware.

Garcia/Typerware offered about 50 fonts, including some very artsy typefaces, such as Garcia Bitmap (1993), Playtext (Andreu Balius, 1995), Matilde Script (Andreu Balius, 1994: an embroidery face), Helvetica Fondue (1993-1994), Futuda (1993), Ozo Type (1994), Tiparracus (1994, dingbats), (Mi mama) Me soba Script (1994), Parkinson (1994), Garcia Bodoni (1995), Garcia snack's (1993-1995), and Vizente Fuster (1995), all by Andreu Balius and Joancarles Casasin, 1993-1995.

The list of typefaces as of 2007: Afligidos deudos (1996, grunge typeface by Adi&arave; Gual), Alexis (1997, handwriting typeface by Alexis Rom), Alfallufat, (1998, fun display family by Saíz), Alquimia (1995, grunge typeface by Estudi Xarop), Ariadna (1988-1989, pixel typeface by Andreu Balius), Braille (1999, by "Txarly Brown", a Braille simulation face), Bubbles (1996, dot matrix typeface by Franco Bonaventura), BuckShot (1994, total grunge by Malcolm Webb), Bunghole (1996, grungy pixel typeface by Michael G. Kippenhan), Calypso (1997, Txarly Brown), Cartolina (2000, poster stencil typeface by Jordi Fosch), Cero (2001, sans typeface by Miguel M. Velacoracho), Dinamo (1993, Andreu Balius), Dr. Zaius (1997, André Nossek), Euroface 80mph ad 100mph (1996, Peter Bilak: a joke typeface that reads more easily as one speeds up on a highway), Fabrique (1993, Andreu Balius), Floridax (1997, a stunning stencil typeface by Txarly Brown), Freddie Frog (1996, Malcolm Webb), Funny (2001, caps for kids, by Jordi Fosch), Futuda (1993, grunge by Balius and Perez Casasin), Game (2002, by Miguel M. Velacoracho), Garage (1997, grunge by Fabrice Trovato), Garcia Bitmap (1993, Balius), Garcia Bodoni (1995, an experimental Bodoni by Balius and Perez Casasin), Garcia Snack's (1993-1995, snack bar lettering by Balius and Perez Casasin), Helvetica Fondue (1993-1994, Helvetica with cheese holes; by Balius and Perez Casasin), Hispana (1996, by José M. Ribagorda), Hokvo (1994, pixel style typeface by Perez Casasin), Inercia (1996, a rounded sans by Inigo Jerez), Inmaculatta (1997, grunge by Roberto Saenz Maguregui), Jam Jamie (1996, painted letter simulation typeface by Malcolm Webb), Janson (1997, grunge by Harald Weber), Juan Castillo Script (1995, by Balius and Perez Casasin, based on the handwriting of an old man in Albacete), Joroña (2001, Kafkaesque caps by Jordi Fosch), Kentucky (1997, grune by André Nossek), Loop Ultra (1996, Franco Bonaventura), Loreakop (1995, irregular hand by Txarly Brown), Martí Hand Script (1998, Saíz), Matilde Script (1993-1994, Balius), MCK mono (2005, pixel typeface by Milos Radosavljevic), Mi Mama Me Soba Script (1994, grunge script by Balius and Perez Casasin), Network (1996, Alex Gifreu), Ninja type (1995, kana-lookalike by Txarly Brown), Ozó Type (1994, an overprinted type by Balius and Perez Casasin), Pantacas (1998, grunge by Nicolas Gallardo), Panxo Pinxo (1996, David Molins), Parkinson (1994, grunge typeface by Balius and Perez Casasin), Playtext (1993-1996, Balius), Popular (1997, Sergi Ibañez), Proceso Sans (1996, only crosses, by Pablo Cosgaya), Rocky (1997, grunge by Harald Weber), Route 66 (1997, Francesc Vidal), Sablon (2005, a stencil typeface by Marcus Schreiter), Simple (2001, experimental typeface by Romulo Fernandez), Skupitajo (1998, graffiti letters by Nicolas Gallardo), SoundFiles (1998, totally off-the-wall experimental typeface by Reto Brunner), Surface (2001, grunge by Jordi Fosch), Temble (1993, Balius), Tiparracus (1994, dingbats by Balius and Perez Casasin), Trash (1996, grunge typeface by Matthias Rawald), Vertigo (1996, a Kafkaesque typeface by Txarly Brown), Visible (handwriting by Fabrice Trovato, 1997), Vizente Fuster (1995, handwriting by Balius and Perez Casasin based on scripts seen in the Sant Antoni market), Water Knife (1995, a medieval calligraphic script revival by Laudelino L.Q), Weird (1996, an experimental typeface by Mladen Balog). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Gemma Coll amalé

La Seu d'Urgell, Catalunya-based designer (b. 1976) of the counterless typeface Comic Bold (2017). Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gemma Estadella Colomé

During her graphic design studies, Gemma Estadella Colomé (Sabadell, Catalunya) created the tall-legged display typeface Sonora Sans (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Genan Al-Alban

Graphic designer in Barcelona, who created the broken style font Dajaja (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Georgina Llados

Designer in Barcelona, who published a small booklet enttled Sixties and Type. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Georgina Martinez Escola

Barcelona-based designer of the smooth modular typeface SuperTipo (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Georgina Soley Garcia

During her studies in Barcelona, Georgina Soley Garcia designed the Hebrew emulation typeface Anti Contrast (2017), the monoline Jandi (2017), and the modular typeface Klyde (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gerald Puig

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Gerard Querol Rovira

Graphic designer in Barcelona who created a modular octagonal typeface in 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gerard Sierra

Barcelona-based designer of these typefaces:

  • Centcelles (2018). A typeface that is inspired by the calligraphic shapes of the Capitalis Rustica.
  • Rhinob (2020). A custom octagonal / industrial / soccer / sports font for the identity of Rhinob.
  • Hooligan (2020). An ultra-condensed octagonal family custom-designed for Palco23. It was inspired by Matt Willey's Timmons, the previous corporate typeface used.
  • BigSlab Quadrata (2020). Each letter occupies a full square, and the reverse stress provides a Western aura.
  • Triomf Display (2020). Triomf is an experimental cubist display face inspired by a Spanish civil war poster . The designer also claims inspiration from Herb Lubalin and Avant Garde.
  • Derrida (2021). A lapidary poster typeface.
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German Texier

For a school project, German Texier (Nantes, France) created the hyper-experimental typeface Copernic (2014). He explains: Code alphabet system based on Nicolas Copenic's model for the revolution of the planets. Vowels are represented using the colors of Mercury, Venus, Earth and Saturn, Consonants use the colors of Mars, Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune. The numbers are modeled on the Roman system and are obtained with an additive to the first letters of the alphabet. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Giacomo Solimei

Barcelona-based designer of a modular typeface (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gilbert Bages

Photographer in Barcelona who created the modular art deco typeface DecoPop (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gina Serret Jove

Graphic designer, lettering artist and calligrapher in Sabadell, Catalunya, who was born in Barcelona. In 2011 she received her Masters in Advanced Typography at EINA (Barcelona). Since 2016, she teaches calligraphy, lettering and typography at several schools/art centres in Spain and France. Author of the brush calligraphy book Caligrafia con Pincel (2018, Ediciones Urano). She also teaches since 2019 at TypeParis.

Gina's typefaces:

  • Canica (2011). This is a typeface to be used in publications for children. It has been designed from shapes which are simple, clean, easy to distinguish, and pleasant to read. It was developed within the Eina Master's in Advanced Typography in Barcelona.
  • In 2018, at the Type Paris Summer Course, Gina developed the five-weight ancient shop sign font Girouette.
  • At Type Paris 2019, she developed Locomotora: Locomotora display type family, designed by Gina Serret, was inspired by the Catalan jazz band La Locomotora Negra (Barcelona, 1971). This band started out as a quintet, but later grew to an orchestra of eleven, and now it has a total of sixteen members. The band's style is strongly influenced by the most popular swing era musicians like Fletcher Henderson, Duke Ellington, and Count Basie. . Gina developed the full Locomotora typeface family based on a two-axis design space, with weight and width as variables.
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Gisela Llorens

During her studies in Barcelona, Gisela Llorens designed a modular, almost FontStruct-style, typeface called Aurora (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Giuseppe de Cesare

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Giuseppe Salerno

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Gloria Flores Lleonart

Graphic designer in Barcelona, who created the tweetware piano key typeface Astro (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gonzalo Arica

Art director in Barcelona who designed Trump Font in 2016. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Google Maps Typewriter Machine
[Marc Antoni Malagarriga i Picas]

A free on-line tool to write text using letters found as patterns in google maps. By Marc Antoni Malagarriga i Picas at the University of Barcelona. [Google] [More]  ⦿

GreenCube Graphics

In 2017, GreenCube Graphics (Barcelona, Spain) designed the free handcrafted typeface Hand Roboto. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Guillermo Lizarzuay
[Nois (was: Makenois)]

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Hannah Love

Barcelona-based designer of a number font in 2018. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Claudia Orengo]

Barcelona-based designer of the handcrafted typeface Do Not Forget Me (2017). Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hector Carrillo Aspano

Barcelona-based graphic designer (b. 1988) who created the avant garde experimental typeface AMFE (2013), and Scanogram (2013). Creator of Bowman (2010), a font specially made as a typographic tribute to 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Cairo Slab UT (2013, available from Ultra Types) is a reworking of Slab Serif, a typeface found in 100 alphabets publicitaires (1946).

Typefaces from 2014: Odd Slab.

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

Helena Pérez Garcia

Graphic designer, illustrator and photographer in Valencia, Spain, who created a thin monoline typeface called Miranda Sans (2011), a slabby didone typeface called Cecilia (2011) and an experimental minimalist typeface called Rota (2011, with Pablo Funcia). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Helena Santacana

Barcelona, Spain-based designer of Modular Type (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hella 9

As a student in Palma de Mallorca, Hella 9 designed the decorative (Tim Burton-inspired?) all caps typeface Alpha Burtonet (2016) and the colorful all caps typeface Youkaiphabet (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hibernia Type
[Christopher Burke]

Christopher Burke (b. 1967) is a British type designer, typeface designer and type historian. He worked at Monotype Typography in the UK, before studying for a PhD in Typography&Graphic Communication at the University of Reading, England, where he planned and directed the MA in typeface design from 1996 until 2001.

Hibernia Type is run by Christopher Burke. The oeuvre of Burke contains typefaces that blend in the background---legible, book types, magazine types that want to go unnoticed:

  • The text typeface FF Celeste (FontFont, 1994-1995) and FF Celeste Sans (1994-2004).
  • His humanist sans serif text typeface Pragma ND (1992-1995) is available from Neufville.
  • In 2002, he finished the angular text typeface FF Parable.

Author of Gerard Unger Life in Letters (2021, De Buitenkant) and Paul Renner: The Art of Typography, Hyphen Press, 1999 (U&LC review). His essay Jan Tschichold&Sabon, written in the specimen book Linotype Sabon Next (Linotype, 2002), is is a must for anyone wishing to understand Tschichold. In 2013, Christopher Burke, Eric Kindel and Sue Walker co-edited the wonderfully informative book Isotype Design and Contexts 1925-1971 (Hyphen Press), which includes a full discussion of Otto Neurath's work.

FontFont bio. FontShop link. MyFonts listing. Chris lived (still lives?) in Barcelona.

Klingspor link.

View Christopher Burke's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Hio Massaguer

Hio Massaguer (b. 1983, Girona) is a graphic designer in Barcelona. He made the ornamental caps typeface Bones (2012).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Homeless Fonts

"Homeless Fonts" is a Spanish project to turn hand-scrawled cardboard signs into charitable assistance. Homeless Fonts, a joint effort between the charitable Arrels Foundation and creative agency McCann Worldgroup, has paired designers with a small band of homeless people in Spain. The end goal is to sell these fonts to corporations that will use them to push their brands, with the financial proceeds going toward Arrels' homeless-outreach work in Barcelona.

The first set of typefaces from 2014 includes Guillermo, Francisco, Gemma, Luis Serra, and Loraine.

In 2015, they added Salvador and Juan Carlos. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Hontz Design Olatz Altuna

Barcelona-based designer of the thin bilined circle-themed typeface Brotes (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hubert Gotard

Born in Rumily, Gotard settled in Barcelona in 1581, where he was an active type founder and printer until about 1590. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ibelis Garzon

Barcelona, Spain-based designer of the colored floriated caps alphabet Sellos Naturales (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ignasi Albero

Graphic designer from Barcelona, who created a clean marker pen typeface called Marker (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Imanol Buisan

Barcelona-based designer of Wire Alphabet (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Imprenta Ramirez

Late 19th century foundry in Barcelona, which worked mostly with types imported from France and Germany. Predecessor of Fundicion Neufville in Barcelona. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Index Book

Book publisher in Barcelona, which has an active section on typography. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ines Coelho

Lisbon, Portugal-based co-designer, with Elsa Rodrigues, of the playful typeface Barna (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿


Barcelona-based designer of the free modular futurustic typefaces Sideral (2015) and Sideral Contrast (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ingrid Ruiz

Barcelona-based designer of a display typeface in 2016. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Luis Carlos Redondo]

Luis Carlos Redondo (Inkclear) is an art director, illustrator and designer in Zagreb, Croatia. He made the heavy slab serif headline typeface Heavyweight (2011). We find him a couple of years later back in Barcelona. In 2013, he helped organize a multi-designer ornamental caps typeface called Simpl3.

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[Oscar Marchal]

Oscar Marchal (Inquietto; b. 1977) is an art director and creative director in Barcelona, who specializes in motion graphics, animation, 3D graphics, illustration, graphic design, cinema, TV graphics and multimedia applications. He has made some experimental typefaces: Pena (2009), Buga (2009), Sticky (2008), Rec (2008). Extravaganzza (2008) is a free sans typeface that can be found here. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Iñaki Gallego

Graphic designer in Barcelona. In 2016, he created the text typeface Staquit (or Staqit). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Iñigo Jerez Quintana
[Extratype (was: Textaxis)]

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Irene Clua

Art director in Barcelona and Andorra, who studied at IDEP, School of Design in Barcelona. She lives in Andorra. Her typefaces include Escola Andorrana (2013, layered geometric face), and Marmott (2013, a serifed text typeface).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Irene Figueres

Graphic designer In Barcelona. Creator of the art deco typeface Colmado (2019), which was inspired by shop signs in Barcelona. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Irene Lopez Vera

As a student at IDEP in Barcelona, Irene Lopez Vera created the Baskerville style typeface Thousand Lines (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Irene Talló Palomar

During her studies at ESDI, Terrassa, Spain-based Irene Talló designed the occult Barnbrook style typeface Ritual (2017), which is based on Ong Chong Wah's Footlight MT (1986). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Iria Caballero

During her studies at ESDI in Barcelona, Iria Caballero created Winter Type (2013, display typeface). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Isa Lapera Solbes

Isa Lapera (b. Callosa d'en Sarria near Alicante, Spain) is a graphic designer in Callosa d'en Sarria (where she runs Isa Lapera Design) and in Barcelona (where she is with Nügat Bcn). She created the experimental Ciocco ball terminal stencil typeface in 2013 together with Carolina Poch Enciso, while both were students at ELISAVA. In 2014, she created the minimalist experimental typeface Lapera. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Isa Lloret

During her studies at Escola d'Art i Superior de Diseny de Valencia, EASD, Isa Lloret (Trieste, Italy) created a geometric solid alphabet that was inspired by the Bauhaus work of Josef Albers, and colored it according to Kandinsky's paradigm of relating color to shape. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Isaac Art Grant
[Krisp Designs]

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Isaac Ballesté Martorell

Catalan graphic designer who lives in Olot and/or Montblanch. He created the sans family Alfa (2012), in which he attempts to offer total neutrality by taking common legible features from all famous sans typefaces.

Black Flag (2013) is a poster typeface motivated by revolutions. Dans (2013) is a letterpress typeface. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Isaac Claramunt

Barcelona-based designer of the piano key typeface Quicktype (2013), Barcelona City Icons (2017), and the commercial typeface Aloha (2017), which is a tribute to the tattoo style that originated in Hawaii in the 1940s. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Isabel Plana

For a university project in Barcelona, Isabel Plana designed the slightly disconnected text typeface Delta (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Isbert Design
[Pablo Calzado Isbert]

Barcelona-based designer of the modular display typeface Mig (2017). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ivan Bügel

Graphic designer in Barcelona, who created the fantastic decorative Surcito Capital in 2017 and explains: Display [typeface] designed for Picmedia. The font design is inspired by the decorative ornaments of the streets of Andalucía. The tiles of its streets, the ornaments of doors, windows and balconies, act as the "architecture" used to construct this [typeface]. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ivan Repiso

Barcelona-based designer of Fettoni Boktur (2016), an experimental typeface that mixes Bodoni and Fette Fraktur. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jackie Bennett

Australian designer of the curly mosaic art typeface Gaudia (2018), which is inspired by Gaudi's work. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jackson Tenclay

For his Masters degree in typography at EINA in Barcelona, Jackson Tenclay designed Retrograde Grotesk (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jaime Guisasola

Barcelona-based designer of the vintage typeface Grimsy Blend (2015) and the children's alphabet font Glyphers (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jairo Perez
[Unoriginal (or: User Unknown)]

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James George Dunn
[Type For Now]

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Janis Gomez

During her studies in Barcelona, Janis Gomez designed a geometric hipster typeface in 2015. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jaume Giralt

During his Master of Typeface and Editorial Design studies at Eina Barcelona in 2015, Jaume Giralt (London, UK) designed the text typeface Cosmo. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jaume Juan

Barcelona-based designer of the slab serif typeface Bigota (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jaume Mercader

Architect in Barcelona. Designer of the free condensed all caps sans typeface Kompakt (2017). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jaume Osman Granda

Jaume Osman Granda is a designer from Vilanova i la Geltrú, near Barcelona. He studied multimedia programming at the Polytechnic University in Terrassa.

Creator of the 3d hand-printed typeface Cubitus, which can be had for free at Dafont as Creator of Cubus (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jaume Ros

Designer at type-o-tones in Barcelona who created Despatxada (1997, grunggy, published by TypeOTones) and Frankie Dos (2007, a grungy version of Franklin Gothic named after his brother Frankie).

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Javi Aznarez

Talented illustrator in Salvador Dali's home town of Cadaques, Catalunya. In 2019 and 2020, he illustrated Wes Anderson's film The French Dispatch, which showcases remarkable typography. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Javier Capdevila

Designer in Barcelona, who created a typeface based on the logo for Trafiq in 2017. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Javier Mariscal
[Estudio Mariscal]

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Javier Royo

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[Javier Royo]

Illustrator based in Barcelona. In 2018, he designed the pointillist pebble-themed color font Playa with Alejandro Paul at Sudtipos. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Jesus Morentin
[Bunker Type]

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Jhosy Urbina Huanuco

Barcelona, Spain-based designer of the circle-inspired typeface Cirkulus (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jimmie Zu
[Dos BCN]

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Joan A. Alegret
[Tipomnatica (was: La Tipomatika)]

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Joan Barjau

Born in Barcelona in 1950, Joan Barjau is a graphic and type designer, cartoonist, illustrator, painter, and animator who taught at Eina in Barcelona from 1984-1993. Designer at type-o-tones in Barcelona who made Analfabeta Regular (1999, with Flavio Morais), Analfabeta Pics (1999, with Flavio Morais), Analfabeto (+Pics, 2007, another vernacular typeface done with Flavio Morais), Ebu Script (1991-2013, a technical script done with José Manuel Urós), Iva (1993-2007), Jeune Adrian (1997), MeMimas (1991-2007, upright connected script done with José Manuel Urós; a Spanish school script commissioned in 1991 by publisher Barcanova), MeMimasAlternate, the great Sniff (1995, poster family), Talqual (1997, handwriting), Tschicholina (1997, unicase font inspired by Tschichold), Xiquets Primitives (1995, dingbats), Zubizarreta (1997, an award winner at Bukvaraz 2001; Zubizarreta Tosca is clearly Kafkaesque; the whole family is a mix between Neanderthal simplicity and Basque toughness).

In 2013, Joan Barjau published the cartoonish typeface family Sniff, which he first created in 1995. He writes: Joan Barjau used the pseudonym Sniff while working as a cartoonist for the Spanish satirical magazine El Papus, and Sniff is also the typeface based on the style of lettering he used for the balloons.

Interview by MyFonts.

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Joan Marti Mas
[TypePhases (was: vigital tipografia)]

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Joan Miro

Surrealist Catalan painter, 1893-1983. His work spawned a lot of interest from the part of type designers, who created a number of typefaces in his unique style. The one most taken with Miro's art is undoubtedly Manfred Klein. A listing of the key typefaces influenced by Miró:

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Joan Ramon Pastor Rovira
[Ultra Types]

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Joan Trochut-Blanchard

Catalan designer (b. 1920, Caldes de Montbui, d. 1980, Barcelona) of Bisonte (Fonderie Typographique Française, 1950), Juventud (script typeface at the Fonderie Typographique Francaise, 1950; Hutchings mentions the Gans Foundry: this is, in fact, the Gans version of his Muriel), Muriel (Fonderie Typographique Française, 1950, a script face), Novadam (a logotype from the 1940s; also called Sphlex) and the modular art deco family Supertipo Veloz (Fundición José Iranzo, 1942).

Rebecca Alaccari and Patrick Griffin (Canada Type) published a revival and elaborate extension of Muriel as Blanchard. Novadam, a great geometric black modern face, was digitized by Nick Curtis as Novadam Obese (2005). Nick Curtis's Conga Line NF (2002) and Super Bob Triline are based on SuperVeloz.

Super Veloz allows snap-on serifs and incredible modularity, thanks to the implementation by Andreu Balius and Alex Trochut. More styles were added in 2020 by Andreu Balius and Ricard Garcia: The Superveloz Centenary Collection consists of SV Mambo, SV Jazz, SV Bebop, SV Bolero, SV Swing and SV Twist.

Bibliography on SuperTipo Veloz: Enric Satué and Mario Esquenazi, SuperTipo Veloz. Un sistema tipográfico para el pequeño impresor, Cuadernos de Comunicación 1. Barcelona, 1989; V. Martínez Sicluna, Teoría y práctica de la Tipografía Gustavo Gili. Barcelona, 1945; Joan and Esteban Trochut, NOVADAM (vol. 1, 2, 3 y 4), Sadag. Barcelona; Joan y Esteban Trochut, ABUNDANCIA (catalog), Barcelona (1950's).

Digital descendants: Conga Line NF (1999-2002, Nick Curtis); the lower case of Astoria Titling (Nick Curtis) is based on Super Veloz. Andreu Balius's free family Trochut (2012, Google Web Fonts) is based on Bisonte. Balius and Alex Trochut co-designed Super Veloz in 2005. In 2020, Andreu Balius and Ricard Garcia released The Superveloz Centenary Collection at Type Republic to honor Joan Trochut's 1942 masterpiece. It consists of SV Mambo, SV Jazz, SV Bebop, SV Bolero, SV Swing and SV Twist. In 2021, Ricard Garcia and Andreu Balius added the large family SuperVeloz Caps which consists of SV Caps Bebop SV Caps Bolero SV Caps Jazz SV Caps Mambo SV Caps Swing and SV Caps Twist.

Klingspor link.

The ultimate tribute to Trochut-Blanchard is Superveloz net. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Joan Zenor

During his studies in Barcelona, Joan Zenor created Quantum Zen (2013, FontStruct). FontStruct link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joancarles P. Casasín

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Joancarles P. Casasín

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Joancarles P. Casasín

Catalan type designer (b. Barcelona, 1969). In 2018, he joined the faculty in the Masters program in typographic design at Elisava. Joancarles has taught in most of Barcelona's design schools and still gives master classes and workshops at Spanish Universities about how to use or design type and on programming for graphic and type designers.

He made ITC Belter and FF FontSoup.

He was co-principal of Typerware with Andreu Balius, in Barcelona. At Typerware, he co-designed the following original fonts with Andreu Balius: TW Czeska, TW FaxFont amily, TW NotTypeWriterButPrinter, FF FontSoup, Matilde Script, Garcia Bodoni. Check the Canas Cister Abbey font project. Check also the award winning font Universitas Salamantini by the Typerware duo.

In 2010, he created Adineue Bold for Adidas. For the fashion brand Kipling, he designed a vogueish typeface called Kipling (2012). For the STM Montreal (the transport authority of Montreal), he created a custom typeface called STM Montreal (2011).

In 2017, he joined Type Together as a font engineer.

Interview with Penela. Fontfont link. FontShop link. Behance link. Type Together link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Joaquim Massana
[Tipos Reunidos (or: Petit Comite)]

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Joel Arss

Designer in Barcelona. His Oboe typeface (2012) has a negative axis and is remarkably sturdy and readable. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joel Lozano
[Forma & Co]

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[Tipografia Lleida]

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Jordi Bosch

Graphic designer in Barcelona who created an unnamed stencil typeface for a school project in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jordi Collell

Catalan designer at FontStruct in 2008 of bb_tempo_extended_3, bbtempo (pixel face), bbtempo_bold, bbtempo_condensed. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jordi Embodas

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Jordi Fosch

Tarragona-based Catalan designer of the typewriter font called Let32,2, and of the comic book font Love Gun. He also made Escher Desigual and FoschWords 1. In 2000, he created the poster stencil typeface called Cartolina (2000). In 2001, he designed the grunge typeface Surface (Garcia Fonts), the Kafkaesque all-caps typeface Jroña (Garcia Fonts) and the all-caps kids typeface Funny (Garcia Fonts). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jordi Huaman

Barcelona-based designer of a really really ultra-fat rounded face, based on the architecture in the Eixample neighborhood of Barcelona. The typeface is called Eixample (2009). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jordi Ingles Mayolas

Girona, Spain-based designer of the modular squarish 3d shadow typeface Robotam (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jordi Manero Pascual
[Woodcutter Manero]

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Jordi Sagrera
[Quevin Beicon]

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Jordina Juncosa

Graphic design student in Girona, Spain, who created Superveloz (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jorge Carrillo Morales

Jorge Carrillo (Barcelona) created the monoline semi-stencil typeface Smooth (2014) ande the sans/slab pait Mishmash (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jorge León Dumpierrez

Born in 1987 in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, this graphic designer worked in Bacelona for two years at Folch Studio and Clase BCN. Today, he lives in the Canary Islands.

He created Foster (2010, a didone italic) and the display typefaces Joker Serif and Joker Slab Serif (2010). Tauromaquia (2012) was inspired by bull fights. Futura and medieval symbology influenced Jorge in the creation of the alchemic typeface Avariciya (2013). Tiempo (2013) is a Peignotian sans.

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Jornadas Tipograficas

July 7-11, 2009: a week of exhibits, conferences and workshops about typography, editorial design and typographic motion, organized by Bau, Escola Superior de Disseny, Barcelona. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jose Alberto Gonzalez Vega

Alberto Gonzalez (b. 1977, Algeciras) runs Plus Design in Barcelona. He created FAT BROSS (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

José Filipe Gomes

Barcelona-based designer of the free hipster font Hipstelvetica (2013). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

José Guerrero

Graphic designer and illustrator in Barcelona, who designed Monopatin (2018), a grotesque typeface that was inspired by old license plates. [Google] [More]  ⦿

José Iranzo
[Fundición Tipográfica José Iranzo]

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José Manuel Urós

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José Manuel Urós

Aka Josema Uros. Self-taught programmer in Barcelona, b. 1956, who set up the type foundry Type-O-Tones in 1992. He is also involved in Neue in Barcelona. Since 1993 he has been teaching at Eina, Elisava, ESDI and IDEP. His typefaces:

  • Arboria (2013). An art deco or architectural sans family published by Type O Tones. Its skeleton was used in the art deco sans stunner, Arbotek (2013).
  • Designer at type-o-tones in Barcelona of Ebu Script (2007). This is a techno script created together with Joan Barjau.
  • Chico (2009). Chico was by designed by Javier Mariscal and Josema Uros specifically for the final roll of credits in the animated film Chico y Rita. It was commercially released in 220 by Type-O-Tones as Chico.
  • Hannover Modern (1996, Type o Tones). Part of a series of fonts used at the Estudio (Javier) Mariscal in Barcelona.
  • Joost (1995-2010). Also done at Type o Tones, this is a monoline geometric / organic family with an odd Futura Black style piano key Stencil thrown in. He writes that the inspiration came from the Bauhaus Dessau im Gewerbemuseum Basel exhibition poster, designed in 1929 by Franz Ehrlich after a sketch by Joost Schmidt, and hence the name Joost.
  • Memimas (2007). A connected upright script, done with Joan Barjau at Type o Tones.
  • Matricia (2007). A dot matrix typeface done at TypeOTones done with Pera Ribalta.
  • Mundo Demibold (1997, Type o Tones). This comic book typeface is inspired by a series of drawings used in the Señor Mundo comic strip of the 1990s. It is in the style of Javier Mariscal.
  • Vulcano (2007, TypeOTones). A typeface developed together with Tori Alimbau and Luis Mendo.
  • At KABK in Den Haag, where he did graduate work in type design, he created Rumba as a final project (2004).
  • DINosaur (2016, Type-o-Tones). A rounded sans related to the DIN norm.
  • Skope (2019, Type-o-Tones). Skope is an experiment in horizontal stress and the extreme lettering style of comic masters such as Josep Coll or Manuel Urda from his cartoons in the pages of the classic TBO (Barcelona, 1917-1998). Some of the features of Skope are borrowed from the masthead of the magazine Triunfo (Valencia, Spain, 1946-1982), and remind this reviewer of the work of Lucian Bernhard in the 1910s.
  • Rothwood (2020). A slab serif family.
  • Final Six (2021, Type-o-Tones). A commercial adaptation of lettering developed for the European Waterpolo Final in 2014.

Interview by MyFonts.

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Josep Agüero

Barcelona-based designer of the blackletter font Gothic Proto (2019) and the circle-themed Round Proto (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Josep Baqués

Catalan painter, sculptor and graphic designer, b. 1931, Barcelona. He created Zurich (ca. 1968), a roman all caps face, that can be seen here, here and here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Josep M. Ganyet

Designer associated with Ars Virtualis and Tipos Reunidos in Barcelona. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Josep M. Girones Diaz
[Alkimia Fonts]

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Josep Maria Pujol i Sanmartin

Typography professor at the Escola Eina, 1947-2012 (Barcelona). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Josep Muñoz

Graduate of Eina, Escola de Disseny i Art in Barcelona, who works as a graphic designer in Barcelona. In 2016, he designed Pixel Stencil. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Josep Pascó

Catalan lettering artist: check Mosaicos E.F. Escofet y Cia. (1908). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Josep Pep Patau i Bellart
[Tipo Pepel (was: Antaviana Typeface Division, or: Astramat)]

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Josep Román

Barcelona-based graphic designer who created the commercial typefaces Elia (2012, a humanist sans) and Lausana (2012, a condensed display typeface loosely based on Futura) at The Type Foundry.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Josep Roman Barri

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Josh Abrams

Student in the Masters in Typography program at EINA in Barcelona. He is working on Filler Sans (2011) and Holden (2011, serif face). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Juan Cantero

Barcelona-based creator of Mason (2011, a fat didone display face). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Juan Dávila

Designer at type-o-tones in Barcelona. In 1992, he made the grunge typeface Frankie together with Laura Meseguer.

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Juan Moreno

Graphic designer from Bogota, Colombia, who is based in Barcelona. At Eina in Barcelona in 2016, he designed the crisp didone-inspired text typeface Sabores. Unlike Didot or Bodoni, Sabores has no ball terminals, only axe-like serifs giving it a cruel look. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Juan Pablo de Gregorio

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Juan Ramirez

During his studies at ESDAP Llotja in Barcelona, Juan Ramirez created the squarish typeface Quadratum (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Juan Rubio Marco

Zaragoza (and now, Barcelona), Spain-based creator (b. 1993) of the graffiti typeface Juanalzada (2013) and of the dripping blood caps typeface Terror Plate (2013). In 2015, he designed the animated hipster typeface Next. In 2016, he added the free angular blackletter-inspired typeface Rubia (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Juan Sebastián Rodríguez-Moranta

Architect and publicist. Designer (b. 1972) of the rounded titling typeface Terondaremorena (2008). Juan lives in Barcelona and his company there is called Inside Consultores. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Judit Carrera

Graphic designer in Barcelona, who created the squarish angular display typeface Bitnik in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Judit Moya

Illustrator and graphic designer in Barcelona, who designed the display typeface Seda (2016) for a university project. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Judit Vilarasau Creus

Judit Vilarasau Creus (Lerida, Spain) created the modular typeface Cube in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Judith Musachs

As a design student in Barcelona, Judith Musachs created the modular typeface Hellen Hopper (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Judith Perez
[Ewyrn M]

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Julia Roma

During her studies at ESDi in Sabadell near Barcelona, Julia Roma designed the destructive typeface Glitch (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Karen Figueiredo

Based in Barcelona, Karen Figueiredo created the experimental mouse and program-generated typeface Dynamo (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Karina Goto

Karina Goto graduated from the Masters program in advanced typography at EINA, Barcelona in 2013. Before that, she obtained an MBA in branding from Rio Branco University. She created the decorative fashion mag typeface Makeup in 2013 during her studies there. In 2019, that typeface was published at Tipotype as Just Makeup.

In 2020, she released Momoiro at Uruguay's typefoundry Underground. Momoiro draws inspiration from 17th century Dutch classic text typefaces and is intended for use in fashion magazines. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Karina Mosqueda

Illustrator in Barcelona, who drew the all caps illustrative alphabet Abecedario (2010), which as far as I know has not been "fonted" yet. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kentaro Terajima

Japanese graphic designer in Barcelona, where he studied at Eina. His typefaces:

  • In 2010 he created the large x-height roman typefaces 06RM and 12RM so that Latin text could be set in small sizes alongside Japanese text (and in particular, with the Japanese font Ryumin M-KL).
  • He recreated the 1930s German newspaper art deco styles in his elegant typeface Tageszeitung (2010).
  • He is involved in an information typography project for the Barcelona metro.
  • Alps (2011). A bilined display typeface inspired by the lettering of Japanese artist Shinro Ohtake.
  • Abend (2012). An art deco grotesk inspired by German news headlines from the 1930s.
  • 156 (2011). A clean sans typeface inspired by the shapes of numbers in the streets of Sao Paulo.
  • Colophon (2011). An avant-garde typeface based on the movie The War of Roses (1989).
  • A hypermodular typeface (2018).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kevin Kwik

Barcelona-based creator of the multicolored Geometric Alphabet (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Seymour Caprice]

I like the description of this Catalan foundry at MyFonts: A foundry with a home in Catalunya. Kickingbird font work takes place in the quiet treehouse headquarters near a former Barcelona textile homestead. Font sketches are completed anywhere a notebook is handy... in the cafes of Gràcia, on the RENFE railway or outside the cloisters of Santa Maria del Mar. Font design inspiration comes from many sources. Faded broadside wall manifestoes in Ravel, broken floor tiles washed up on the shores of Vilassar de Mar or from old cigar boxes found at the Mercat de Sant Antoni. For those who know Barcelona, sweet memories. The designer, Seymour Caprice, created the vernacular typefaces Pop Manta (2009: Pop Manta has been described as "Morris Fuller Benton meets Roy Lichtenstein". Benton's 1903 neo-grotesque letter shapes set to a Pop Art beat.) and Locutorio (2011).

Typefaces from 2013: Bathysphere. This is a steampunk sans described as follows: This steam era typeface, created by Gustav Schroeder in 1884, found popular use on soap box labels and tobacco tins during its initial release. Then, later, a successful and stout revival of Gustav's face, named Othello, was carried out by Morris Fuller Benton in 1934, and the typeface's appeal widened to include items such as broadside posters featuring Boris Karloff's Frankenstein. After metal gave way to film type, Gustav's creation experienced a brief fashion moment in the 1960's, but then disappeared entirely, never re-surfacing as a full digital typeface. With the release of Bathysphere, the typeface comes full circle, having been completely redrawn from scratch using Gustav's original specimens. The new extended language support establishes the typeface firmly in the modern era, while Bathysphere's refinement of subtle blunt corners restores a deep-sea grace to this iron giant. However, Nick Curtis's Iago NF (2011) is also based on Othello, and is close in execution.

In 2016, Caprice designed Trop Magus and writes: Trop Magus is a rugged typeface following in the tradition of Ramon Llull and Jean Jannon. Llull's illuminated manuscripts from the Middle Ages inspired many later Alchemical texts in the Renaissance. And it was during this era, in 1615, that Jannon cut the matrices for Typi Academiae. Sixty-five astrological and alchemical symbols are included.

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Kiko Pelaez

Graduate of Elisava (Barcelona) in 2014 and Eina (Barcelona) in 2016. At Eina, he obtained a Masters in Advanced Typography. In 2015, he designed the slab serif typeface 66 Legend to celebrate the 110th birthday of the Harley Davidson motorcycle. In 2016, he published Nomad Serif. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Krisp Designs
[Isaac Art Grant]

Barcelona-based Isaac Grant (Krisp Designs) created the circular monoline typeface Tax Free (2011), the modular typeface Monotone (2011, free), and the octagonal display typeface Brandold (2011).

Behance link. MyFonts link.

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

La Foneria
[Albert Pereta]

Albert Pereta is a communication designer associated with Eina University in Barcelona. In 2010, he and Santi Grau co-founded the foundry La Foneria. Designer of some beautiful fonts: Kadabra (2010, a high-contrast octagonal didone), Coconut (a warm Latin signage face), Kranne (a thin slab serif), Locked. [Google] [More]  ⦿

La pagina de las fuentes

For about 200USD, you can buy here a 3200 professional font CD (or so they say). These are allegedly not pirated, no rip-offs, and not shareware/freeware fonts. So what are they? [Google] [More]  ⦿

La Petite Prune
[Claudia Canovas]

Reus, Spain-based designer of Alice (2018: a floral caps typeface) and Beatrice (2018: a floral typeface). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Laia Perez Aymerich

Girona, Catalunya-based designer of the triangulated typeface Threetype (2016). She also made Citric Type (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿


Barcelona-based free fonts outfit. Creations: Toch, Closer, Cegada, PickUp. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lara Captan

Graphic designer from Lebanon who is/was based in Amsterdam. She taught design and typography at the American University of Beirut until she moved to The Netherlands where she became an apprentice in DecoType's ACE technology for Arabic type. She says that she refused to design any typeface before having sufficient knowledge over the history and mechanics of the script. In 2018, she is working on an ACE-engined Arabic type family, with support from the Creative Industries Fund NL.

Creator of the angular chancery typeface Cancellarecta (2012) at The Cooper Union. She graduated from Escola de Disseny i Art in Barcelona. Speaker at ATypI 2018 in Antwerp.

Award winner at 25 TDC in 2022 for Youtube Sans Arabic, a member of an increasingly larger multi-script family. The typeface spans across ten weights and includes Sans, Rounded, and a Grades version. It was developed together with Khaled Hosny (font engineer), David Berlow (consultant), Dave Crossland (manager) and Chris Bettig (creative director). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lara Lozano

Spanish (Catalan?) designer of some experimental typefaces, such as Rose (2010), a typeface in which the dots are rose petals. She also made a typeface called Buit (2010) but I can't find a sample anywhere. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lasse Johnsen

Barcelona-based designer of Snap (2005, display). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Laudelino L.Q.

Barcelona-based graphic designer, who created a revival of a medieval calligraphic script called Water Knife (1995, Garcia Fonts). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Laura Cabezudo Figueredo

During her studies in Barcelona, Laura Cabezudo Figueredo designed the modular bike chain-themed typeface Tipocleta (2016) and the free display sans typeface Kabe (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Laura Caldentey

Illustrator (b. 1990, Mallorca, Spain) who now lives and works in Berlin. She created the tweetware hand-printed typeface Happy Fox Condensed in 2013 together with Fran Llull. Aka Lauryn Green. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Laura Cano

During her graphic design studies in Barcelona, Laura Cano created the stencil typeface Pernocta (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Laura Crespo Gabarrón

Graphic designer in Santa Margarida de Montbui, Catalunya. Created of the hand-drawn typeface Ura Lala (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Laura Estrada

During her studies in Barcelona, Laura Estrada designed Melontipo (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Laura Garcia

Barcelona-based creator of the experimental modular typeface Burbon (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Laura Guerrero

Barcelona-based designer of the ribbon font Knot (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Laura Jorba

Barcelona-based designer of the slab serif typeface Colin (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Laura Klamburg

Designer at type-o-tones in Barcelona who made Surreal Post Indian (1999, a triline font, in two weights, One and Two).

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

Laura Mata

Graphic Design student at Graphic Design student based in Barcelona, most of the projects shown here are made at EINA (Escola de Disseny i Art de Barcelona). During her studies in 2012, she created the straight-edged typeface Mikado. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Laura Meseguer

Designer (b. Barcelona, 1968) at type-o-tones in Barcelona. She publishes as well as promotes all her type designs through her own type foundry, Type-o-Tones. In 2003-2004, she took a year off and took the postgraduate Type and Media course at KABK (Royal Academy of Art) in The Hague, Holland. She is a professor of typography in Spain. Author of TypoMag. Typography in Magazines (IndexBook). In 2012, Cristobal Henestrosa, Laura Meseguer and José Scaglione coauthored Como Crear Tipografias (Brizzolis S.A., Madrid, Spain). MyFonts link. Fontshop link. Her typefaces:

  • Adelita (1993-2007). A connect-the-dots typeface family co-designed by Laura Meseguer and Adela de Bara.
  • Brushland (2019).
  • Cortada: her first typeface. In 2012, she published the angular signage typeface Cortada Dos at Type O Tones.
  • Dauro (2013), a corporate typeface done for the olive oil brand Dauro. From the original typeface in use, Chronicle Bold Condensed, she designed an outline version, then Lingotillo (Little gold bar: beveled) and finally Grabado (engraved).
  • Frankie (1992, a grunge font done with Juan Dávila). Frankie is the result of a process of erosion, photocopying, scanning and digitisation based on the Franklin Gothic type (1904, Morris Fuller Benton).
  • Gallard.
  • The curly Girard Sansusie (House Industries). Laura writes: In 2005, House Industries invited me to digitize the lettering used to announce the textile designs that Alexander Girard did for Herman Miller. Girard Sansusie is a reinterpretation of this design, based on the few letters that were available to me. Girard Sansusie combines a folk flair with a lettering style evident throughout the Girard oeuvre, most notably on his 1955 Herman Miller fabric catalogue. Alexander Girard was a master at utilizing lettering and type as practical, illustrative and readable elements.
  • Guapa (2011). A thin monoline curlified display typeface with an art deco aroma. Followed in 2012 by Guapa Deco.
  • Lola (2013). A comic book typeface started in 1997 based on an alphabet found in Schriftschreiben Schriftzeichnen (1977) by Eugen Nerdinger and Lisa Beck. Lola won an award at TDC 2013. Its outgrowth, Lalola (1997-2013), won an award at TDC 2014. Lalola Cyrillic was released in 2019.
  • Multi (2011-2016). A magazine type family, with weights from hairline to black.
  • Rumba (2003-2007): this semi-script family won an award at the TDC2 2005 type competition. It was developed during her KABK Type and Media studies.
  • In 2009, the low-to-zero contrast Alexander Girard family was published by House Industries. It consists of Girard Sky, Girard Script, Girard Display, Girard Sansusie and Girard Slab in many weights and styles. Girard Sansusie was created by Laura Meseguer based on the lettering used to announce the textile designs that Alexander Girard did for Herman Miller in 1955. Girard was digitized at House Industries by Ben Kiel, Ken Barber, and Laura Meseguer.
  • Magasin (2013, Type o Tones) is a connected retro-chic upright script typeface. She writes: Some examples that have inspired me are Corvinus (Imre Reiner, 1934) and Quirinus (Alessandro Butti, 1939) and the later Fluidum (1951), a kind of non-connected script version of Quirinus, also designed by Alessandro Butti for Nebiolo foundry.
  • In 2019, she released the Latin / Arabic display typeface Qandus, which was co-designed two years earlier with Kristyan Sarkis.
  • The custom typeface Solis (2019) done for AccuWeather.
  • In 2020, she released the wonderful stencil typeface family Sisters. Sisters was conceived as a custom lettering project for the identity of Trans_Documentar, an exhibition at the La Panera Art Center in Lleida, Catalunya. Sisters is an homage to all the creative women in this world, according to Meseguer. Type Network link.

Interview by MyFonts. Speaker at ATypI 2016 in Warsaw on A Typographic Maghribi Trialogue. In this talk, he explains, together with Juan Luis Blanco and Krystian Sarkis, the Typographic Matchmaking in the Maghrib project of the Khatt Foundation, which tries to facilitate a cultural trialogue as well as shed a typographic spotlight on the largely ignored region of the Maghreb in terms of writing and design traditions. The specific goal of the collaboration is the research and development of tri-script font families (for Latin, Arabic and Tifinagh) that can communicate harmoniously.

Behance link.

Interview by Unostiposduros. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Laura Peris

During her studies in Barcelona, Laura Peris created the all caps sans typeface Beach Bound (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Laura Puig

Graphic designer in Barcelona, who created Squarized in 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Laura Punzano

Graphic designer on Barcelona who created the sans typeface Neoma, the decorative Fable, and the modular spurred typeface Andale in 2017. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Laura Sala

Barcelona-based designer who created a hip free circle-based modular typeface called Insaitdisseny in 2009. She also created a magnificent watercolor-stained lettered alphabet in 2014. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Le Moustache!

Le Moustache is based in Palma de Mallorca. They created the ultra-black experimental typeface Payopony (2008). [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Juan Pablo de Gregorio]

Juan Pablo De Gregorio Concha lived in Santiago, Chile, where he founded Letritas in 2006. He is presently based in Barcelona. Home page of Sabia Usted. Blog with entries on themes such as legibility. Designer of these typefaces:

  • Chucara Serif (2003) and Chucara Text (2003): free at Dafont. Followed by Chucara Next (2021), a 16-style text typeface with inward serifs.
  • Los Niches (2007). A playful hairline sans, about which Anna Malsberger writes: The lowercase f puffs out its chest with exaggerated aplomb, and t splits into a script stem reminiscent of a table grab a cocktail and pull up a chair to watch the show.
  • Comalle (2008, Umbrella type). An organic roman with a comic book mind.
  • Romeral (2004, slab serif), a custom typeface for the University of Chile (2007).
  • Curico (2004).
  • Beauchef (2011, Cabinet Type). Beauchef is an organic monoline sans serif typeface, originally created to meet the needs of the Center for Mathematical Modeling, University of Chile. The design is cold as steel and rather abstract and lifeless, which reflects the ideas most people have about advanced mathematics. However, true mathematicians like warm, curvy and passionate letters and symbols. Beauchef was republished by Latinotype in 2015.
  • Los Niches (2011). A clean monoline sans family with some swashes. Published by Latinotype in 2012.
  • Pret-a-porter (2016). A calligraphic script typeface family accompanied by Pret-a-porter Slab.
  • Isabel (2016). Designed together with Eleonora Lana, Isabel is a very Latin text typeface family, feminine and didone-inspired. It has a unicase style. In 2017, Juan Pablo de Gregorio and Eleonora Lana added Isabel Condensed and Isabel SemiCondensed.
  • Condell Bio Poster (2016). A fat rounded sans. The larger Condell Bio family (published in 2017) was started in 2006.
  • Molde (2017). A neo-grotesque inspired by the extreme sobriety of famous post-Bauhaus Swiss Movement of the mid-twentieth Century.
  • The great layered vintage typeface Biscotti (2018).
  • Squalo (2018). A sans family.
  • Liliana (2018). A geometric sans with mischievous and frivolous alternates.
  • Vicky (2019). A slab serif.
  • Duddy (2019). A rounded sans.
  • Copihue (2020). A humanist sans family.
  • Stadtmitte (2020). An information design typeface family.

Letritas home page. Creative Market link. Dafont link. Klingspor link. Kernest link. Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

[Pilar Cano]

Letterjuice is the British type foundry of Pilar Cano, who graduated from the University of Reading, 2006, but started out life in Barcelona. After graduation, still in 2006, she co-founded Mídori, a graphic design studio specialised in editorial design. Letterjuice is based in Brighton, UK.

Coauthor, with Marta Serrats, of Typosphere (2007, Harper Collins). Creator of these typefaces:

  • Edita (2006), an informal sans family that also covers kana for Japanese. This typeface was finally published in 2009 at Type Together. It was followed in 2011 by additional weights in Edita Book.
  • Techarí (2006, +Extra) comes from a commission in which the brief consisted of the creation of a typeface family to be used for the design of the third disc of the band called Ojos de Brujo based in Barcelona. This disc was called Techarí, which means free in Caló, the language of the Spanish gypsies---it also has a stencil version.
  • In 2010, she is working on an elliptical sans that covers Latin, Cyrillic and Greek.
  • Techarí (2010) is an extremely elegant custom family.

    Xuppis (2012) is a commissioned logotype for a candy shop in El Masnou, Barcelona.

    Together with Lluis Sinol, she designed the custom sans typeface SEAT (2013) for Latin, Greek and Cyrillic.

  • Quars (2013). This angular typeface family, co-designed with Ferran Milan, grabs elements from Scotch Roman and old Dutch typefaces.
  • Sapmi (2013). A custom typeface for the Sami children.
  • Baldufa (2014, Ferran Milan Olivares): an award-winning flared, calligraphic and subtly rounded serif typeface family for Latin and Arabic. In 2021, Ferran Milan and Pilar Cano released Baldufa Greek Ltn (Greek and Latin), Baldufa Greek, Baldufa Cyrillic Ltn, Baldufa Cyrillic and Baldufa Paneuropean.
  • Aanaar (2014) was originally designed for children's textbooks.
  • Seat Sans is a corporate typeface co-designed with Minsk Disseny in 2014.
  • Catalana Serif won an award at Granshan 2014 in the Greek typeface category.

    Pilar Cano, Spike Spondike and the Dalton Maag team won an award at Granshan 2014 in the Thai typeface category for HP Simplified.

  • In 2017, Jordi Embodas's Trola family was updated, improved and expanded to Cyrillic. The Cyrillic version was designed by Letterjuice (Pilar Cano & Ferran Millan) under the supervision of Ilya Ruderman and Yury Ostromentsky.
  • Bespoke typefaces include Saffron Display (2017), Screwfix (2017) and Catalana (2016).
  • Pilar Cano and Ferran Milan bundled their efforts once again in 2018 for the Latin / Thai typeface family Arlette (TypeTogether).
  • In 2020, she published Portada Thai at TypeTogether to complete the text typeface Portada (2016) by José Scaglione and Veronika Burian.
  • Nawin Arabic (2022). An informal Arabic typeface inspired by handwriting by Pilar Cano and Ferran Milan.

Interview by Unostiposduros. Cargo Collective link. MyFonts link. Behance link. Wiki page. Klingspor link. Behance link for Letterjuice. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Lillan Team
[Oscar Cobo]

During his studies in Barcelona, Oscar Cobo created the modular Tuscan typeface family Batto (2015, free) and Atzur (2015, free). In 2016, he published the commercial version, Atzur Pro.

In 2017, he designed the free modular display typeface Golem.

Typefaces from 2018: Haki (a free squarish variable font), Carbono (an octagonal family in 42 styles, and a 3-axis variable font), UT Morph (with Wete; a piano key variable opentype font that was inspired by Wim Crouwel's Nagasaki poster).

Typefaces from 2019: Concasse (a sans typeface family, +a variable font). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Lisa Lot

During her studies at BAU, Girona-based Lisa Lot created a nice tpographic poster entitled Neocalorrisma (2013). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Barcelona-based Spanish type design blog. It is run by these people: zorglub, rare, PHOTO&GRAPHIC, Carlos Cabanas, Ángel, Arnau, Álvaro, Ángel, Josep Patau Bellart, lletraferit, clau4ni, Raúl Campuzano, Dídac Ballester, Andreu Balius, Eduardo Manso, txo, Txusmarcano, Víctor Palau.

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Catalan free font outfit. At Dafont, they published these fonts in 2011: Jubiaco (angular), Garamgarde, Munster (gothic), Cotidiana (fat finger face), Titulo (a fat inline headline face). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lluís Bartra

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Lorena G

Award-winning graphic designer and illustrator in Barcelona, whose work and letter designs are characterized by flashy and colorful contructions. She studied at the University of Salamanca (2008) and ELISAVA (2013). Her type designs include 36 Days of Type (2016) and Ahoy (2013, a decorative rope font, which can be bought here). She shows exquisite lettering in posters such as Playing Arts 8 (2016) and ATC Rosemary (2016, based on ATC's Rosemary font from 2013). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Louis Jou y Senabre

Born in Gracia in Barcelona, in 1881, Louis Jou y Senabre was a printer. He died in 1968 in Les Baux, France. Together with Charles Malin, he designed Louis Jou Antiqua and Louis Jou Kursiv. André Macchia wrote a book about him: Louis Jou---Ein Architekt des Buches 1881--1968 (Mainz, 1968). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lua Ribeira

Graphic designer in Barcelona, who did some experimental typography. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lucia Walter

Fine Arts graduate from the University of Barcelona, who also studied at Central Saint Martins College of Art&Design in the UK. She presently works as a graphic designer for Adidas in Nürnberg, Germany. For a school project, Lucia revived a 1931 typeface by Carlos Winkow, called Elzeviriano Ibarra (2009-2010). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lucía Castro Triay

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[Lluís Bartra]

Catalan designer of Arepas y Queso (2006, irregular hand), Belisa Plumilla Regular (2006), Lughdailh Regular (2006) and Mariana Peluso (2006, great curly handwriting). Dafont link. Fontsy link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Luis Alonso

Luis studied Graphic Design at ESDI (Ramón Llull University) and earned his Masters degree in Advanced Typography at Escola Eina (Autonomous University of Barcelona). Since 2006 he has worked from Plam on various projects related to, above all, corporate identity and editorial design. He is working as a type designer, along with Ricardo Santos and Charlie Zinno, with whom he founded in 2011 the type design collective Tiponautas. With Santos, he designed the techno sans families Lab Slab Pro (2011) and Lab Sans Pro (2011).

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

Luis Carlos Redondo

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Luis Llabrés Manso

Born in 1977, Luis Llabrés obtained a BA in Advanced Graphic Design from IDEP, Barcelona, in 2003, and runs 4L Design. He lives in Amsterdam. In 2003, he created the typeface Scalextric (aka Superslot), based on car game racetracks. He claims that Renault stole his type design and is really surprised how Renault obtained the font data---he suspects that one of the judges of a type competition (Tipografias Urbanas, Barcelona, 2003) leaked it. Renault was sued but the initial judgment was with Renault, claiming that Llabres added nothing new in creating letters based on shapes of tracks in car games. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Luis Mendo

Designer at type-o-tones in Barcelona who made Design Or Die (1997, techno face), and Vulcano (2007, with Tori Alimbau and José Manuel Urós). Mendo lives in Amsterdam.

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

Mademoiselle Aida

During her graphic design studies in Barcelona, Mademoiselle Aida created the experimental modular display typeface Kiungo (2013) and the display typeface Mezzarondi (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Magda Brankiewicz

During her studies in Poznan, Poland, Magda Brankiewicz designed these typefaces: Oedo (2015, octagonal typeface), Blumen (2014, brush script). Now located in Barcelona, she designed a decorative caps typeface in 2016. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Maja Denzer

Spanish designer of the morbidly obese decorative slab serif typeface Rhinozeros (2014). I am not entirely sure, but I suspect that Maja is based in Barcelona. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Manelius Cornelius

Lleida, Catalunya-based illustrator who created the experimental circle-based typeface Diccionario Ilustrado (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Manfred Klein
[Manfred Klein's Fonteria]

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Manfred Klein's Fonteria
[Manfred Klein]

Frankfurt-based designer (b. 1932, d. 2018) whose creative output is so large that he deserves a separate web page. His URL at Moorstation from 2000-2007. New page on him by Florian Rochler. Font squirrel link. Dafont link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Manorota Studio

Studio in Barcelona. Their typefaces include Pernocta (2014, a piano key stencil typeface), and Basic (2016, a geometric solid typeface). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Manuel Lopez Arambarri

Barcelona-based designer of the sans headline typeface Lick King (2017). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Manuel Peleguer

Goldsmith in Valencia, who cut some printing characters between 1780 and 1784 in response to an order of the "Real Sociedad Económica Valenciana de Amigos del Pais". He started a press and a foundry in Valencia in 1784, and died in 1831. His fonts include a modern transitional typeface that is was revived, recovered and digitized by Josep "Pep" Patau Bellart in Barcelona as Peleguer (2009).

Author of Muestra de los caracteres que se funden e imprimen / por D. Manuel Peleguer ... ; cuyos punzones y matrices son hechos enteramente por el mismo (1786, Valencia). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mar de la Llave

During her studies in Barcelona, Mar de la Llave created the bold lachrymal typeface Gazelle (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marc Alvarez

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Marc Antoni Malagarriga i Picas
[Google Maps Typewriter Machine]

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Marc Borrell

Designer in Vilanova i la Geltru near Barcelona. Interior design student in the Graduate School of Design Elisava, which is part of Universitat Pompeu Fabra.

Creator of the semi-stencil typeface Claim Claim (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marc Camps Oller

Graduate of Escola Serra i Abella de l'Hospitalet de Llobregat, class of 2013. Graphic designer in Barcelona who created the antiqued typeface Prometeo MCO (2013) and the tweetware rune simulation font Ritual Regular (2013). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marc Catafal Pedragosa

Graphic designer in Barcelona, who designed the heavy blackletter typeface Wurth in 2016 for a university project supervised by Andreu Balius and Ferran Milan. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marc Español

During his studies in Barcelona, Marc Español created the modular typeface Enarm (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marc Fernandez

During his graphic design studies at EINA in Barcelona Marc Fernandez created Slabtype (2015). In 2017, he created Flaira Sans. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marc Fernandez

As a student in Barcelona, Marc Fernandez designed an experimental typeface in 2016 that reflects the work of Kasimir Malevich. Later in 2016, he designed the text typeface Alego, which is influenced by stone cut types from the 18th century found in Tarragona. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marc Gibert Cadevall

Barcelona-based graphic and typeface designer. Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marc GS

Barcelona-based designer who made the rounded sans typeface familia on commission for Caixa Forum. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marc Mars

Designer (b. Vic), based in Barcelona, aka Marc Vila. He made Cubic Sans (2012). This free 3d typeface is very loosely based on Comic Sans.

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

Marc Monguilod

Graphic designer in Barcelona. He created the sturdy slab serif typeface Gustaf in 2009. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marc Oriol

During his studies at EINA in Barelona, Marc Oriol designed the didone display typeface Lobby (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marc Ortega

During his studies, Girona, Catalunya-based Marc Ortega designed the 3d skeletal typeface Isotype (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marc Ramirez

Barcelona-based designer of the fat didone typeface Biggie (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marc Salinas

Catalan designer of the grunge stencil typeface Transfer (1996). He runs a Spanish language type blog. Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marc Salinas

Marc Salinas (We Traphic, Barcelona) designed the commissioned bilined Wooky (2016), the brushed corporate typeface Hornimans (2016), the corporate athletic lettering typeface Dani Comas (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marc Valls

Barcelona-based designer of Network Type (2012), a multiline prismatic typeface that was influenced by Alex Trochut's Hyper Dunk. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marc Vila

Graphic designer in Vic, Catalunya who studied in Northampton, UK, and who also uses the name Marc Mars. Creator of the free 3d typeface Cubic Sans (2012).

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

Marci Paga

Graphic designer in Barcelona who used only rectangles and circles to design the New York City-inspired typeface Ninety-Nine (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marek Byra

Graphic designer in Vilassar de Mar, Spain. In 2014, he created the expermental tactile typeface Touch Type. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marga Bernadich

Barcelona-based designer of the runic straight-edged typeface Focka (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Maria Berga

Graphic designer in Barcelona, who co-designed the liquidy Cool Shit font in 2017 with Dani Vidal. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Maria Chiara Cuppone

Designer in Barcelona who created the circle-based display typeface Baco (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Maria Fortuny

Barcelona-based designer of the lava lamp typeface Lifetip (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Maria Herrera Vicalvaro

Art director in Barcelona. Creator of a 3d wood alphabet (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Maria Miró

Maria Miró (Sabadell, near Barcelona) created the angular blackboard bold typeface Geometric Lines (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Maria Montes

Catalonian designer, illustrator and lettering artist. Graduate of Eina, Barcelona (1996) and Cooper Union New York (2012). Now based in Melbourne, Australia, Maria Montes created Milosz Italic at Eina, Barcelona, in 2011. She co-founded a textile and print design studio called MarchTwentyTwo in collaboration with fashion designer Laura Piera. The studio focuses on art prints, limited edition scarves, calligraphy workshops and other analogue crafts.

Her great angular semi-calligraphic typeface March Twenty Two (Sans, Serif) was created during the Summer Condensed Program at Cooper Union in NYC in 2012. In 2016, she designed the fine ornamental caps typeface Green Fairy. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Maria Mora

Maria Mora and Claudia Dunkel co-designed the display typeface Minuet in 2013 during their studies at the Elisava School of Design, Barcelona, in a workshop run by Laura Meseguer. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Maria Olga Reyes

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Marian Gárriz Jiménez

Graduate of Institut Superior de Disseny IDEP in Barcelona, class of 2010. Graphic designer in Barcelona, who created the thin and hip display typeface Boreas (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marian Garriz Jimenez

Graphic designer in Barcelona. In 2010, she made the textile texture face Bamba. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marian Riquelme

A Mexican graphic designer based in Barcelona. Creator of Milkee (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mariana Alvarez Matijasevic

Designer in Medellin, Colombia, who studied typography at the University of Barcelona. Behance link.

She created La Botica de Bernarda (2012, a retro display face). That typeface was co-designed with Begoña Viñuela.

In 2014, she created the gorgeous modular typeface Supertipo based on a XXII-th century tombstone. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mariano Garcia Cruz

Spanish designer in Barcelona. During a workshop of Alex Trochut and Marta Cerdá, he designed this experimental typeface in 2010. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marina Coll Puchol

During her studies at ESDAP, Sant Cugat del Valles, Spain-based Marina Coll Puchol designed the deco typefaces Ruston (2018) and Orangey (2018), and the modular outlined typeface Bigweld (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marina Garci

Barcelona-based designer of the piano key typeface Gala (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marina Garcia

During her graphic design studies in Barcelona, Marina Garcia designed the wedge serif typeface Marain (2018), Pixel Caroline (2018), the modular typeface Architecture (2018) and the blocky typeface Brutal (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marina Herrero

Graphic designer in Barcelona who created the piano key typeface The Pianist (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marina Pavia

Barcelona-based designer of Salad Font (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marina Salazar

Barcelona-based creator of Barbie Font (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marina Sauri

Based in San Francisco, Marina Sauri designed the paper fold typeface Streamers (2009) as part of a project at EINA (Escola de disseny i Art de Barcelona). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mario Arturo

Barcelona-based graphic designer (b. 1963). Dafont carries his free fonts, which are often revivals, or fonts based on scans from Dover books. The list of his typefaces:

  • Amarfil (2012). Traced from the Dubbelde Auguftyn Capitalen typeface by father and son Izakk and Johan Enschedé.
  • Angelface (2014). Mario writes that it is loosely based on the Lariata typeface. It was traced from the 1993 edition of the Novum Press book Schreibschriften/Script Types, compiled by Michael Rau & Rosemarie Kloos-Rau.
  • Better Heather (2000): a cleanup of De Nada's script font Heather.
  • Bodoni Fragile Sharp (2018). A Bodoni stencil.
  • Boizenburg (2013). An art nouveau caps typeface.
  • Brennan (2012). A heavy slab serif typeface.
  • Brook Flair (2012). Mario explains: This font is traced from the book Alphabete 2 by Erhardt D. Stiebner and Helmut Huber for Novum Press (1990). I added the missing swashy characters and punctuations. From what I understand, this is a variation of a typeface called Macbeth that was designed in the 1950's for Filmotype.
  • Dean Martin and Dean Martin Swing (2012). A retro font and its curly cousin.
  • Doris Day: an upright connected script.
  • Echedo (2018). This typeface was traced from an unnamed ornamental Roman alphabet from the 1958 edition of 101 Alphabets by W. Ben Hunt and Ed.C. Hunt. Originally published as 60 Alphabets in 1935.
  • Esplanade Script (2015). Published at Aring Typeface.
  • Flamingo (2015). A revival of a condensed titling typeface (+Inline) family designed in 1929 by Louis Oppenheim at H. Berthold Schriftgiesserei A.G.
  • Galeries (2001): based on a type that appeared on a receipt from a store called Galeries Sant Jordi in the 1960s in Pineda de Mar, Catalunya.
  • Halo Handletter (1997): taken from Brushstroke and Free-Style Alphabets-100 Complete Fonts (Dover).
  • Helvelow: based on Helvetica.
  • Individual (or: Initial): calligraphic all caps face. Scanned from an alphabet book.
  • Japan (1997): a brush stroke font based on a scan from Brushstroke and Free-Style Alphabets-100 Complete Fonts (Dover).
  • Lisbon Script (2014). Based on a script shown in Schreibschriften/Script Types (1993, Michael Rau & Rosemarie Kloos-Rau, Novum Press).
  • Lombard (2018). This typeface was traced from an unnamed orient alphabet from the 1943 edition of «New Letters and Lettering» by Paul Carlyle and Guy Oring.
  • Masana (2011). An upright connected script family inspired by the handwriting of Catalan photographer Josep Masana from Barcelona who was also a publicist in the 1930's. Followed by Masana Grata, Masana Maxima and Masana Extras in 2011.
  • Mister Sinatra and Mister Sinatra Slim (2012).
  • Oz's Wizard (2012). Based on scans of L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900), which used a typeface designed by Goudy.
  • PetuniaBounce (1997): based on a Dan Solo typeface from Brushstroke and Free-Style Alphabets-100 Complete Fonts (Dover).
  • Riddle (Riddle Upright and Riddle Script, 2010-2013): based on the typeface used on the Frank Sinatra&Nelson Riddle LP "Only the Lonely". With help from Harold Lohner. Continued in Riddle Upright (2013).
  • Rom (2001): inspired by Barcelona's Rom Caffe logo.
  • Rough Spring: based on Spring by Letterperfect.
  • Sahara (2000): based on the font Arbot.
  • South Pacific. Inspired by a phrase from The ABC of Lettering (1965, J.I. Biegeleisen, Harper & Row Publishers,NY. See also this OFL link.
  • Thick Deco: art deco face.
  • You're Invited (2014). An invitation script font that revives a script found in Lettering (1916, Thomas Wood Stevens). The typeface was designed by Lawrence Rosa and later refined by Mario Arturo.

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

Mario Saenz de Tejada

During his studies in Barcelona, Mario Saenz de Tejada designed the minimalist experimental typeface Soultype (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mariona Guiu

Barcelona-based creator of the script typeface Turista (2012).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mariona Valdes

Creator of the modern typeface Regen Condensed (2014) during her studies in Barcelona. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marta Cerdá Alimbau

Graphic designer in Barcelona who founded her own studio in 2008. In 2018, she joined the faculty in the Masters program in typographic design at Elisava. She has been working since 2008 on some gorgeous typefaces, such as Ophelie (2008), Rigid (2010, a piano key font that she proclaims to be a grandchild of Josef Albers), and Gallo Guapo, which mix high contrast and extreme quaint roundness. In 2011, she made the ornamental watch number typeface Nido.

Debutart link. Klingspor link. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marta Cid Figueres

During her graphic design studies in Barcelona, Marta Cid created the modular typeface Lola (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marta Comas

Illustrator and graphic designer in Barcelona, who created a cute children's alphabet in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marta Coronado

Granollers, Barcelona-based designer (b. 1995) of the display typeface Loompa (2017) and Contrast (2017). In 2017, she also designed the free organic sans typeface Cona. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marta Forns Balaguer

During her studies at ESDAP Serra i Abella, Marta Forns (Sant Boi de Llobregat, Barcelona) designed the humanistic sans typeface Retonic (2017), the modular typeface family Contrast (2017) and the modular typeface Jowo (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marta Martinez

Barcelona-based designer of some modular typefaces during her studies at EASD in 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marta Sánchez

Graphic design student at Elisava in Barcelona, who created the heavy octagonal typeface Box Type (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marta Serras

Barcelona-based creator of The Thread Font (2012), an experimental typeface that started out by winding a thread around pins in a grid. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marta Vargas

Marta Vargas (b. Barcelona, 1990) is a graphic design student who currently lives in Barcelona, where she attends ELISAVA Design School. Behance link.

She created Svenska (2012, a Peignotian typeface). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marta Veludo

Barcelona-based illustrator and designer. Behance link. Her illustrative caps typeface The No Name Horses (2011) was made on commission for an independent film by Lorena Medina. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Martha Blanch Pavia

During her graphic design studies in Barcelona, Martha Blanch Pavia created the rounded chiseled typeface Dolmen (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marti Garces

Graphic designer in Barcelona, who created the free condensed connected typeface Barcelona (2015) and the free wavy typeface Freebacon (2015). In 2016, he designed the graffiti-inspired Numerograffiti and the very rounded monoline sans typeface Serptype. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marti Pujol

During his graphic design studies in Barcelona, Marti Pujol designed the modular typeface Hobb (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Martí Saíz

Sabadell-based creator of the fun display family called Alfallufat (1998, Garcia Fonts) and the handprinting typeface Martí Hand (1998). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Martin Allais

Graphic designer in Barcelona who makes extraordinary typographical posters. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Martin Lorenz

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Mateu Alemany Ros

Vallirana, Spain-based designer of the poster sans typeface San Junipero (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Matheus Mendes

Art director in Barcelona, who designed the classical roman typeface BRVTS in 2016 for a project of his Master's Degree in Advanced Typography at EINA. It was intended for a men's magazine. Still in 2016, he designed the custom all caps typeface Pilecco King Display. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Matias Fosco Tornielli

Graphic designer in Barcelona, who created the angular typeface Fosco (2014), which has calligraphic and blackletter influences. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Matias Porta

Barcelona-based creator of the modular typefaces Tipo06 (2012) and Bastard (2012: a 3d face). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Matt Nichol

Graduate of of Atelier, OFFF 2015. English graphic designer who lives in Barcelona. Designer of the square-tiled typeface Feed (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mecanic Dentista

Andorra-based creator (b. 1970) of the free hairline typeface Dayona Elegant (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Melani Ibeas

Madrid-based designer of a Tuscan typeface in 2016 that revives a signage type used by the El Marco de Oro shop in Barcelona. She also designed a modular typeface in 2016. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Melani Lleonart

Valencia, Spain-based designer of the multiline typeface Pattern Type (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Melisa Perrotta

Barcelona, Spain-based designer of the display typeface Ice (2018) and Elf Font (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Meng Yao Liu

During her studies in Barcelona, M. Yao Liu created an untitled pixel typeface (2014). She also hand-lettered a gender equality poster in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mercè Núñez Mayoral

Graphic designer in Barcelona, b. 1984, Barcelona. Graduate of Escuela Superior de Diseño Bau (Barcelona). Creator of Ariadna (2013) and Cocotte (2014).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mercè Sumarroca
[Mercè SV]

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Mercè SV
[Mercè Sumarroca]

Catalan creator of the free textured caps typeface Diamonds Are Forever (2013) and the spotted typeface Happy Cow (2013).

In 2014, she designed Safari Zebra, Bones Roses, and Snake (a textured typeface).

Typefaces from 2016: Constellations Ostia, Welcome Home (house dingbats), Love Amy (hearts). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Meri Prat

Vic, Catalunya-based designer of Droid Voice (2012, FontStruct). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Meritxell Casamira

Graphic designer in Barcelona who created the futuristic blackletter typeface Fraktions in 2015. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mezonali Creative

Valencia, Spain-based designers of the sans display typeface Onyx (2015), the soft sans typeface Jules (2015), the art deco typeface Elaine (2015) and a few icon sets. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Catalan designer of the free sans typeface Oxbot (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Michela Berzano

Graphic and web designer from Barcelona who created the fat squarish typeface Dora (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Michelle Barrios

Barcelona-based designer of an arc and straight line typeface called Circles Groove (2012). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Miguel Bustos

Barcelona-based illustrator. Designer of a very original lettered poster to celebrate Josep Maria Pujol (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Miguel Gallardo

Spanish cartoonist and illustrator. With Laura Meseguer at type-o-tones in Barcelona, he made Gallard (1995, a lively bouncy cartoonish font family).

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

Miguel Llopis

Valencia, Spain-based designer of the art nouveau typographic poster True Love (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Miguel Morales

Spanish designer, b. 1991 in Santa Coloma de Gramanet near Barcelona. At FontStruct, where he is known as ieeeh, he created the paper-fold typeface ModularCo (2012).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Miguel Pedraza

Author, ca. 1945, of Rotulacion Decorativa no. 1 (Ediciones ARS, Barcelona) and Rotulacion Decorativa no. 5 (Ediciones ARS, Barcelona). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Miguel Plasencia
[Naok Art]

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Miguel Vargas

Barcelona-based designer of the bilined typeface Chandal (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mihkel Loomus

During his studies in Tartu, Estonia, Mihkel Loomus created Antenna (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mikel Romero

Born in Pamplona in 1987 who obtained a Masters in typography and type design from EINA in Barcelona. He designed Macca (2011, a typewriter style Egyptian family), Straw (2011, a display face), and Rokel (2011, a sans face for texts). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Maria Olga Reyes]

Mariaolga Reyes (aka Minimo, or as MO) is a web and editorial designer in Guatemala City. She created the wrought iron curly Victorian typeface Barrots (2012), which was inspired by some buildings in Barcelona. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Minsk Disseny

Design studio in Barcelona. In 2014, they co-designed the corporate typeface Seat Sans with Pilar Cano. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Miquel Cendros

Graduate of CIC Elisava. Barcelona-based designer of a variable font in 2019. Still in 2019, he drew Gothic Alphabet. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Miquel Lloret

Valencia-based designer of the architectural hand typeface Enric Miralles (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Miquel Parera Mila

Barcelona-based designer of the foam emulation typeface Soap (2017). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Miquel Polidano

Spanish designer of several typefaces at Folch Studio. These include Cordinate Bold, Times Screen (a pixelized version of Times), FS Futura (2007) and FS Ugly Italic (2008, with Reto Moser). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Miquel Ripoll

Barcelona-based designer of the bilined typeface Helevetic Doppelt (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Miquel Vila

Miquel Vila is a Barcelona-based graphic designer. His type-based practice revolves around brand identities, editorial and type design. Designer of the warm rounded text family Gauguin, which was developed during a workshop at Type Paris 2019. It follows the quirky style introduced in the early 1900s in Souvenir, Windsor and Clearface. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mireia Mir

During her studies in Barcelona, Mireia Mir designed the modular typeface Galaxia (2018), and the typographic stress exercise Proud (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Miriam Ortega

Aka Mimi Grafiks. Barcelona, Spain-based designer of the De Stijl-themed typeface Geoplastic (2014) and the modular typeface Pipeline (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Moises Carracedo Martin

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Monica Iglesias

Graphic designer in Barcelona. She created the script typeface Dinosaure (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Monica Ramos

Barcelona-based designer of the typeface Architexture (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Monica Simo

Barcelona-based designer (b. 1985) of Simo Cosmo (2013, an experimental 3d outline typeface). Behance link. Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Monografica.org Sinergias

A Spanish web site and on-line mag run by Raquel Pelta and Javi Sastre. Some subpages called Sinergias have type-themed articles. Some of these are written or compiled by type designer and university professor Andreu Balius. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Montse Galbany

Graphic designer in Barcelona, who created the grotesque typeface Panamericana (2012) for information signage. It is based on DIN. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Montse Soler

Barcelona-based designer of the reversed stress Western font Heels (2018) and the Greek display typeface Omorfia (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Morula Type (or: Type01 Foundry, or: T1 Foundry)
[Valerio Monopoli]

Barcelona-based designer of these typefaces:

  • Gatwick or MRL Gatwick (2019, Pangram Pangram). He writes: Gatwick is a wide incise sans that grows in funkiness as it gains weight. Vaguely vintage and fiercely syncopated, it is the perfect choice when it comes to displaying names of kung fu movie stars, pretentious yachts and sci-fi convention speakers.
  • MRL Curata.
  • MRL Giro (2019). A seriously ink-trapped typeface with some tapering of the stems.
  • Skeleton.
  • MRL Migra (2019). A sharp-serifed text typeface. Published at Pangram Pamgram as Migra Serif (2020), now a 16-style spiky serif typeface inspired by the features in migratory birds.
  • Plotwist Serif (2019). A transitional (Times-Roman-like) typeface.
  • Arcuata.
  • Pillow (2019). A geometric sans.
  • Quasar Grotesk (2019).
  • T1 Korium (2021). A soft condensed (variable) display typeface and sharp, even angry, counters. And variable fonts.
  • Pangram Sans V2 (2021). With Mathieu Desjardins of Pangram Pangram. This font has 144 styles, and a 3-axis variable font version. Followed by Pangram Sans Rounded (2021).
  • Gil Modern (2022, CAST). Gil Modern is a distinctive low-contrast display typeface featuring Lombardic / Basque capitals and rounded lowercase letters also suitable for small-size typesetting. Inspiration came from a medieval parody developed within the context of the Catalan Art Nouveau movement. Gil Modern is named after Pau Gil i Serra, the patron of the Hospital de la Santa Creu i de Sant Pau in Barcelona, a masterpiece of the Catalan art nouveau movement in the late part of the 19th century.
  • PP Rader (2021, free at Pangram Pangram). An experimental typeface that mixes art nouveau with DIN with a stunning result.

Type department link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Münster Studio (or: Munster Estudio)
[Daniel Hernando]

Graphic designer and art director in Barcelona, who used to be in Zaragoza, Spain. One can buy absolutely magnificent prints from them, as well as the vintage condensed sans poster typeface Americana (2015). Via dafont, one can download these free typefaces: Riot (2010, brush), Oh Yeah (2010, hand-printed caps), Americana (2015).

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

Nacho Jerez

Graphic designer in Barcelona, who created Mercè Type in 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nacho Lambertini

Designer in Mallorca and Madrid. For a course project, he designed Caminito Regular (2011). Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Naipe Foundry
[Alvaro Franca]

Naipe Foundry is the type design, lettering & font production company set up in 2018 by Alvaro Franca and Felipe Casaprima (and before that, Leandro Assis as well). Alvaro Franca is a graphic designer from Rio de Janeiro who studied at ESDI in Rio and EINA in Barcelona. He teaches at Domestika and ELISAVA in Barcelona. He created Aladdin Sans (2011) when he was studying at ESDI in Rio. Other early typefaces by him include the wedge serif text typeface Selsdon (2015) and the didone numerals typeface Baleia Heavy (2015), which was influenced by Herb Lubalin's style.

In 2016, he created the 9-width titling or poster typeface family Bonde and wrote: It is the result of a year long research project on the hand painted lettering used in Rio de Janeiro tramways between 1868 and 1966. The carioca engineers who lettered the original signs used compression and expansion of letters so that station names of all sizes would occupy the same horizontal space. Because they didn't have lettering training or a model to follow, they had to come up with their own unique solutions for the problem of width variation in letterforms. Bonde applies these quirky and ingenious designs to a multi width type family, but adapts letterforms for contemporary use in their original function: signage and wayfinding.

In 2016, he designed the informal typeface Noturna. In 2017-2018, he participated in the Type Expert program at the Plantin-Moretus Institute in Antwerp.

He won an award at Tipos Latinos 2018 for Discordia (Naipe Foundry and Future Fonts): Developed originally for use in magazines, the goal was to create a concise text family that blurred the lines of type classification, mixing things that normally don't go together but which could be persuaded to play nice this one time. In 2020, Hebrew support was added thanks to Ben Nathan. In 2021, MyFonts published Discordia and credited Felipe Casaprima and Alvaro Franca.

In 2020, Naipe released Pacaembu. Advertized as a tropical art deco sans, this seven-style sans serif typeface by Alvaro Franca and Felipe Casaprima finds its roots in Brazilian soccer. In particular, it took inspiration from the stone lettering found in the 1940 art deco style Sao Paulo Municipal Stadium, also known as Estadio Pacaembu. A variable style is included.

Future Fonts link. https://fonts.ilovetypography.com/fonts/naipe-foundry">I Love Typography link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Naok Art
[Miguel Plasencia]

Miguel Plasencia (Naok Art, Barcelona) is a graphic designer and art director. In 2010, he created the handlettered font Tipo Traper. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Natalia Vazquez

Barcelona-based designer of the modular stencil typeface Carmen (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Natalia Verges

Researcher based in Besalu, Girona, Catalunya. In 2016, Pablo Garcia Risueño, Apostolos Syropoulos and Natalia Verges launched the free package SVR Symbols. The glyphs of this font are ideograms that have been designed for use in Physics texts. Some symbols are standard and some are entirely new. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Natasza Salanska

Barcelona-based designer (b. Poland) of the hand-printed typefaces Quote (2015) and Aloha (2014). Between 2004 and 2010, she studied at the Nikolaus Kopernikus University (Torun, Poland), the University Of Ljubljana, and the Academy Of Fine Arts In Krakow, Poland. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Art director and illustrator in Barcelona. His typefaces include Fecunda (2012, LED style), Tan Sols, Maneira (comic book face), and an unnamed piano key face.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[José Manuel Urós]

Neue is a digital studio in Barcelona, run by José Manuel Urós (b. 1956), who founded Type-O-Tones in 1992. In 2013, it created a grotesque type family called Arboria. Type-o-Tones published Arbotek (2013), a great monoline sans family with a stylish art deco Arbotek Ultra weight.

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

Neufville Digital

Fundicion Tipografica Neufville SA is a foundry based in Barcelona, headed by Wolfgang Hartmann, which writes about itself: Neufville Digital produces and markets the fonts from Fundicion Tipografica Neufville, Bauersche Giesserei, Ludwig&Mayer, Fonderie Typographique Française and Fundicion Tipografica Nacional.

List of typefaces. MyFonts link.

Fonts include a newly digitized Futura family (Paul Renner, 1928), in the Bauer Classics collection.

In the collection Grafia Latina, we find Diagonal ND (Antoni Morillas, 1970), Uncial Romana (Ricardo Rousselot, 1996), Pascal ND (José Mendoza y Almeida, 1959), Sully-Jonquieres (José Mendoza y Almeida, 1980), Fidelio ND (José Mendoza y Almeida), Llerda ND, Paris ND, Flash ND and Arabescos ND, all by Enric Crous Vidal (1945 to 1953). They write: Within the GRAPHIE LATINE collection Neufville Digital releases the works of famous typographers like José Mendoza y Almeida, René Ponot, Tomas Vellvé, Antonio Morillas, Ricard Giralt Miracle, Ricardo Rousselot, Juan Trochut and others. The BAUER CLASSICS collection includes the many typefaces from the Bauersche Giesserei. The first fontfamily available is FUTURA that has been completely digitized anew to meet today's professional demands. Many other fonts are to follow. Neufville Digital produces and markets the fonts from Fundición Tipográfica Neufville, Bauersche Giesserei, Ludwig&Mayer, Fonderie Typographique Française and Fundición Tipográfica Nacional. You will certainly be familiar with famous typefaces like Futura, Bauer Bodoni, Weiss, Folio, Imprimatur and many others from the rich type founding era. Neufville Digital digitizes them from their original artwork using state of the art technology and makes them available in compliance with the latest standards.

Among the fonts to be reissued, we cite a few.

From Ludwig&Mayer: Allemannia Fraktur (1908), Allright (1936), Altenburger Gotisch (1928), Bastard Mediaeval, Beatrice (1931), Chic, Cochin (1922), Commerciale, Diplomat (1964), Firmin Didot (1929), Hallo (1956), Kombinette (1932), Krimhilde (1934), Kupferplatte (1950), Largo (1939), Magnet (1951), Wolfram (1930). From FT Neufville: Antiqua (1850).

From FT Nacional: Astur (1940), Belinda (like 15th century Spanish calligraphic writing, with fine curved serifs on the tips of the ascenders), Cervantes, Elzeviriano, Hispalis (1940), Imperio (1949), Inglés (1940), Interpol (1950), Numantina (1940; for a digital version, see Nick Curtis's Numancia NF (2011)), Radar (1940), Romana, Victoriana (1940).

From the Bauersche Giesserei: Astoria (1911), Azurée (1908), Baron (1911), Baroness (1911), Baskerville-Antiqua (1923), Batarde (1915), Bauer Bodoni (1926), Fette Antiqua (1850), Lithographia (1895), Manuskript Gotisch (1899), Noblesse (1908), Steile Futura, Stephanie (1890), Times-Antiqua, Venus (1907).

From FT Française: Bizerte, Italienne, Romantiques (1937), Stylo (1937). Their Catalogo de tipos (1978) shows many other typefaces too, so, with some repetition, we find the handwriting/script typefaces Vigor, Sinfonia, Privat, Sirena, Maxim, Litografia, Leyenda (Legend), Bernhard Cursive and Adagio, the federal money typeface Azuree (1908), the typewriter family Ibematic, OCR A-1, the blackletter typeface Gotico (or Manuskript-Gotisch), the outline fonts Royal and Columna, the checkbook typeface Litho, the display typefaces Nobleza and Carnaby, the Egyptian family Epoca (=Beton), as well as Homera (=Hyperion), Corvinus, Volta and Impressum. Galaxy ND (2006) is a mysterious, organic and quite useless typeface.

Go here for a description of the old printing machines.

Check also the Fundicion Tipografica Bauer in Barcelona and Visualogik Technology and Design in the Netherlands.

Showcase of Neufville's fonts. Neufville Digital's typeface library. Neufville Digital's collection of fonts:

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Nicolás Gallardo

Barcelona-based graphic designer, who created the graffiti typeface Skupitajo (1998, Garcia Fonts) and the grunge typeface Pantacas (1998, Garcia Fonts). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nikita Bashmakov

While working at Mario Eskenazi Studio in Barcelona, Nikita Bashmakov designed the sturdy Latin / Cyrillic text typeface Olga (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nikolay Vanchev

Stara Zagora, Bulgaria-born designer (b. 1988) who works in Sofia and Barcelona. Creator of FF Null (2012, with Svetoslav Simov). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nil Graells

Barcelona, Spain-based designer of a sturdy Renaissance text typeface (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nina Bero

Graphic designer in Barcelona, who created an unnamed modular geometric typeface in 2012. Murmur (2012) is a dark magic connect-the-dots typeface. Free download at Fontspace. In 2018, she published the playful typeface Kumma, and the reversed stress typeface Doppel. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nina Valle Bruch

Vic, Spain-based designer of the modular typeface Anaconda (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Noa Paz Gimenez

During her studies at EINA in Barcelona, Noa Paz Gimenez created the modular typefaces Modular (2013) and Moved (2013, an octagonal typeface) and the sans typeface Titidolm (2013, a redesign of Titillium).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Noe Blanco

Originally from Barcelona, Noe is a graphic designer who holds a BA in Graphic Design from BAU, School of Design and a MA in Advanced Typography at Eina, Escola de Disseny i Art, where her interest in type design began and where she created her first typeface. Since 2008, she has been working as a graphic designer for different studios in Barcelona. She is a graduate of the Type Media program at KABK, Den Haag, class of 2012. Since then she has been working for Underware and independent foundries such as Emtype Foundry, and Klim Type Foundry, among others. In 2018, she joined the faculty in the Masters program in typographic design at Elisava.

Her graduation typeface at KABK was Minima (2012), a text typeface families woth sans and serif components. The sans is roundish and flared, and both read very well at small point sizes.

In 2013, together with Jordi Embodas, she designed the commercial rounded grotesk typeface Bulo Rounded (2013, Tipografies).

Codesigner with Jordi Embodas of Trola Text (2014).

Co-designer of Epicene Text & Display (2021, by Dave Foster and Noe Blanco). Award winner at 25 TDC in 2022. These are baroque typeface families inspired by the work of 18th century masters J-F. Rosart and J.M. Fleischmann. AIGA describes the result as a baroque typeface celebrating ornamental idiosyncracy.

Co-designer of Manuka (2019-2021, by Dave Foster and Noe Blanco). Award winner at 25 TDC in 2022. Compressed typefaces for large sizes. Described by Klim Type: With deviant details pilfered from Teutonic timber type, Manuka grafts a contemporary antipodean aesthetic onto 19th century German root-stock. Tight spacing, closed apertures and sharp joins make a compelling texture, like sunlight sparkling through a forest canopy.

Her talk at ATypI 2014 in Barcelona was entitled Fonts out of ink. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Noemi Fernandez Selva

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Noemi Stauffer
[Fresh Fonts]

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Nois (was: Makenois)
[Guillermo Lizarzuay]

Barcolona-based designer who set up Makenois and then Nois, a studio engaged in branding, web design and digital campaigns. Creator of Mirtha Display (2020), Britti Sans (2020: a 14-style brutalist sans), Lalo Grotesk (2020) and Beni (2020: a condensed headline sans).

Typefaces from 2021: Krooner (a tall sophisticated display serif), Jessi Neue (a soft serif in four styles, and a variable font). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Nuria Alarcon Giné

For a university project in Barcelona, Nuria Alarcon Giné created the octagonal typeface Tech (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nuria Bringué Bergua

Barcelona-based graphic designer who created some ornamental caps for the Festa Xica Pont de Suert (2012).

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Nuria Casanova

During her studies at ESDAP Serra i Abella, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain-based Nuria Casanova designed the modular deco typeface Mooky (2017) and the sans typeface Wilon (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nuria Lopez

Nurai Lopez (b. 1992) studied at Art School of Jerez (2016). Today, she is a member of the ADG-FAD at Barcelona and the Collegi Oficial de Disseny Gafic de Catalunya. Designer of Blind Type (2016), a typeface that combines Braille and Latin. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Oihane Bastida Guinea

During her studies in Barcelona, Oihane Bastida Guinea created the circular modular typeface Moontype (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Olga Robles

Type designer at Tipos Reunidos in Barcelona. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Oliver Hasselblad

During his studies at IED Barcelona, Oliver Hasselblad designed the reverse contrast typeface Pxlstrk (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Olivia Boix

Graphic designer in Barcelona who created the circle-based typeface Bauma in 2015. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Barcelona-based illustrator and graphic designer who created a pixel typeface in 2009. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Oriol Armengou

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Oriol Bèdia

Berlin-based designer who seems to have made some typefaces according to his Behance face, but I could find no confirmation that he has actually created complete alphabets. Before his Berlin stint, he studied communication in Barcelona. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Oriol Esparraguera

Oriol's fonts are available for free via Fontsqurrel. They include the basic Afta Sans (2011) and Afta Serif (2011) families. I think Oriol is based in Catalunya.

Klingspor link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Oriol Moret-Vinals

Oriol Moret-Viñals (b. 1968, Barcelona) has a Phd in Letterpress Typography and teaches at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Barcelona since 1997. At ATypI 2014 in Barcelona, he spoke about the geminated el (l-l) in the Catalan language.

In 2017, he published Romain du Roi: el enredo. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Oriol Torrano Mur

Oriol is based in Santa Perpetua de Mogoda near Barcelona. During his graphic design studies, he created the modular typeface Baloo (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Orion Castellar

Barcelona-based designer of Bombon (2012), an organic monoline sans typeface made for a chocolate shop. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Oscar Bagur

Menorca-based Oscar Bagur iruns this wonderful type page (in Catalan). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Oscar Cobo
[Lillan Team]

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Oscar Marchal

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Oscar Marchal Inquietto

Art director in Barcelona, who created several counterless typefaces in 2016, including Pena and Buga. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Oscar Medina

Barcelona-based creator of the free modular art deco typeface Thirties Gothic (2013), which is also influenced by the Glasgow School and the Viennese Secession. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Oscar Noguera

Illustrator and graphic designer in Barcelona. Behance link. He made the object-inspired experimental typeface ObjecType (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Outline Studio Barcelona

In 2015, Outline Studio created the free typeface Modern Mercat BCN (2015), a compass-and-ruler typeface that was inspired by the modernism and the art deco signage of Barcelona. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pablo Alaejos Perez

Type designer in Madrid, Spain, b. Barcelona, 1982. In 2006, he moved to Buenos Aires. Pablo Alaejos's graduation typeface in 2012 at FADU UBA (University of Buenos Aires) is the angular and sturdy Landa, which has Venetian and German expressionist roots. Landa was published in 2017 by Sudtipos as a 12-style typeface family.

After some work experience in Buenos Aires, he returned to Spain. Nowadays Pablo is living in Madrid, works as Creative Director at Picnic and teaches editorial design at the Istituto Europeo di Design. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Pablo Bosch

Pablo Bosch (Valencia, Spain) developed the legible typeface Atiza (2013) during an intensive study program at Type@Cooper in New York. He writes: Atiza is a text face for editorial purposes but with characteristics to also be used in newspapers. High X-hights, relatively low contrast and strong asymmetrical serifs make Atiza a very legible typeface in small sizes with a perfect behaviour in sizes between 8pt and 11pt, but with also with extraordinary legibility at 6pt. The Designers Foundry link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pablo Calzado Isbert
[Isbert Design]

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Paloma Martinez

Print and web designer in Barcelona. Creator of the elliptical face Brida Slab (2011), a snowboarding competitions typeface. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Pedro Sanoja]

Pangramas is Pedro Sanoja in Barcelona and Buenos Aires. His typefaces include Hibrido (2008, a great sketch face), Kinetica (2009, experimental), and PobleNou (2009, based on things found in the Poble Nou area of Barcelona in which I lived for a few months in 1998 while visiting Pompeu Fabra University). Behance link. Before his Barcelona days, Pedro lived in Caracas, Venezuela, where he was a typographer and web designer. In fact, it was there that he first created Hibrido. He also made Vokodek Rmx 001 (2009). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Lucía Castro Triay]

P.A.R is a graphic design studio based in Barcelona, founded and run by Iris Tarraga and Lucía Castro. P.A.R. published the geometric sans headline typeface Tocho in 2012.

Lucía Castro designed the wedgy display typeface Claxon (2009), Ignore (2009: a grotesque caps-only typeface).

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Patricia Invernon Lopez

Barcelona-based designer of the modular stencil typeface Sun (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Patricia Sirvent

Technical architect in Barcelona, who created the hand-drawn typeface Hello (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pau Gomas
[Pau Gomas Studio]

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Pau Gomas Studio
[Pau Gomas]

Graphic designer in Barcelona. Designer of the blacklteerr-inspired typeface Modern Gothic (2021). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Pau Juárez León

Barcelona-based designer of the connect-the-dots typeface Constellation (2015, for Panna Studio). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pau Lamuà

Illustrator and graphic designer in La Bisbal d'Empordà, Girona, Catalunya. Creator of the fat counterless typeface Troquel (2010; see also Hype For Type) and the VAG-Rounded style typeface 1M2 (2009). Creator of the monospaced font family 1M2 (2009).

Behance link. MyFonts link. Pau Lamua Foundry. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Pau Misser
[PM Fonts]

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Pauerr Alekumsalaam

Barcelona-based designer of the free experimental multiline typeface Fusion (2012, Adobe Illustrator format), and of the connected script signage typeface Dolorosa (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Paula Dominguez

During her studies at EASD Vic, La Garriga, Spain-based Paula Dominguez designed the fun typeface Footprints (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Paula Mastrangelo

After graduating from Escola d'Art i Disseny (Eina), Paula Mastrangelo worked for La Vanguard, Catalonia's leading newspaper. Since then, she has focused on corporate magazines and works as an editorial art director. In 2012, Paula completed a postgraduate course in type design at Eina. Upon graduation, she started to collaborate with Ramiro Espinoza's Retype in Den Haag, The Netherlands. Paula Mastrangelo, who lived in Barcelona, writes about her typeface Laski (2012): Laski is the result of my work in the Master in Advanced Typography in Eina, School of Design and Art. This type is designed for use in a child's daily newspaper. The 20-style extension, achieved with the technical assistance of Ramiro Espinoza, Laski Slab (+Stencil), won an award at Tipos Latinos 2014.

She also participated in the production process of Ramiro espinoza's calligraphic script typeface Medusa.

Behance link. Re-type link. Type Network link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Paulina Kulyk

During her graphic design studies in Barcelona, Paulina Kulyk created the hipster typeface Planet (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pedro Azevedo Gonçalves
[Alter Order]

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Pedro Baños

Barcelona-based creator (b. 1987) of Hipot (2012) and Bloquer (2013, a monospaced and blocky face). During his studies in 2014, he made Edelweiss.

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

Pedro de Madariaga

Author in Valencia of Libro Subtilissimo intitulado Honra de escribanos (1565), a writing manual. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pedro Guitton

Author of A homage to typography (2009, Index Book, Barcelona). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pedro Miguel Lopes

Design student at Design Academy IDEP, Barcelona. He created the serif typeface Invicta (2010).

Another Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pedro Sanoja

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Pep Aguilo

Barcelona-based creator of the modular typeface Pagesa (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pera Ribalta

Designer at type-o-tones in Barcelona who made Matricia and Matricia Dos (1997, a dot matrix font, with José Manuel Urós).

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

Pere Esquerra
[Ze Studio]

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Pere Esquerra
[Smart Designs]

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Pere Torrent-Peret

Designer at type-o-tones in Barcelona. He made the squarish typeface Poca (2007) together with Enric Jardi. It comes in Regular and Ninots (robotic pixel dingbats) styles. FontShop link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Piero Beninato

For a school project at EINA in Barcelona in 2017, Piero Beninato designed the humanist semi-serif typeface Otilia. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pilar Cano

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Pilar Torcal

Barcelona-based creator of Galang (2012, an alchemic typeface).

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PM Fonts
[Pau Misser]

Pau Misser is the founder of PM Fonts and the Barcelona-based creator of free futuristic fonts. He will send them if you first send something you created. All fonts were made between 2000 and 2002. The list: PmnatjaItalic, Pmnatja, Pmoliosa (2001), Pmagrafia, PMbustiaBold, PMbustia, PmcapsigranyBold, PmcapsigranyDemiBold, PmcapsigranyExtraBold, PmcapsigranySemiBold, PmcapsigranyUltraBold, Pmcapsigrany, PMoliosa, PMnatja, PMdelit, PMescacsBold, Pmescacs, PMfastigCondensed, PMfastig, PMguix, PMmeravellaThin, PMmeravella, PMpantalla, PMquelcom, PMreg, PMsembla, PMtrifasic. Interview. At Typephases, we found the screen font Pantalla, and the geometric display font Sembla. At Die Gestalten, one can buy Agrafia (LED simulation), Bustia (futuristic), Escacs, Fastig, Hodierna, Natja, Oliosa, Trifasic (futuristic), Quelcome. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Pnitas (Barcelona) is a digital imaging freelancer. She created an ornamental alphabet called Abecedario (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pol Campmany

Spanish designer in Barcelona who made a series of Didot posters in 2011. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pol Pinto

Junior graphic designer at Dani Rubio Arauna studio in Barcelona. In a course taught by Andreu Balius and Ferran Milan in 2015, he designed the bold rounded display typeface Bacon Display. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pol Solsona

Pol Solsona (Sabadell, Catalunya, and Helsinki, Finland) created the experimental typeface Fuck Stereotypes (2011). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Creators of a couple of nice posters that advertise music events in 2009 in Sabadell, Catalunya. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pons Designo

Pons Designo, a studio in Palma de Mallorca, created the World Crisis typeface in 2013.

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Studio based in Barcelona and New York. In 2020, they designed the custom Basque typeface Arbizu for the Basque electronic music company Zetak. Its glyphs are inspired by old funerary inscriptions, engravings, gravestones, and lintels from the Basque Country. The typeface was produced by Jordi Embodas.

In 2019, they art directed the custom typeface Kymco for a motorcycle brand. Again, the type production was by Jordi Embodas (tipografies). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Quevin Beicon
[Jordi Sagrera]

Barcelona-based designer (b. 1993) of the free typeface Bacon Sans (2016). Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ra Eu

Barcelona-based designer. His free shaded typeface Isaac Oplup (2013) is an homage to Isaac Diaz Pardo (1920-2012), a Galician intellectual, painter, ceramicist, designer, editor and entrepreneur.

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Rafa Goicoechea

Barcelona-based designer of the alchemic typeface Mana Sans (2011). He writes: A commissioned display font I designed for the Mexican band Maná in late 2011. It was finally used for one of their songs on the new album, as part of the visuals for their live shows on the last tour around South America and USA. Available from Ultra Types.

Other fonts by him from 2012 include Geoda (a geometrically designed font), Modula Mono (a monospaced bold organic caps set, available from Ten Dollar Fonts), Mana (alchemic), and Marina (this three-style text family is his final project for the Masters in Advanced Typography at EINA).

In 2013, he designed the 900-glyph geometric display sans typeface Sifonn Pro (Ultra Types), which is loaded with interlocking pairs. There is a basic tweetware version.

In 2015, he published Yorokobu Isometric for the Yorokobu cover---it is a 3d Escher-style typographic piece. In that year, he also made a set of travel / wayfinding icons called Trippeo, the circle-based Rotula Display.

Typefaces from 2016: 36Dot (colorful 3d caps set), Bosanova (prismatic titling typeface).

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

Rafael Ferran i Peralta

Catalan creator, b. 1964, of these typefaces:

  • Gamaliel (2010, Open Font Library), a blackletter face. This was part of his project at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. The type is based on the gothic letters used by the Barcelonese printer Joan Rosembach in 1496.
  • Costa Rica (2015). A squarish typeface.
  • The condensed typeface Ducados (2015). Ducados is based on the old label of "Ducados", a spanish dark tobacco which Rafael used to smoke. Free at Open Font Library.
  • PDW (2017). A crazy mix of letters for maximal impact on posters. Well done!
  • Auca (2018). A hand-drawn old serif typeface.
  • MiTica (2020). An informal font based Central Type Foundry's Quaint Roman.

Open Font Library link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rafael Jordán/0Oliver

Rafael Jordan Oliver, aka Barry Bianco, is a graphic designer and calligrapher in Valencia, Spain, b. 1983, Alzira. Graduate of EASD in Valencia, class of 2013. His typefaces:

  • A geometric Futura / Bauhaus style typeface family called Geometric Obsession (2012).
  • The curly all-caps typeface Nord Type, which is based on the modern letters of Gregorio Muñoz at Valencia's train station L'Estació del Nord. It was his graduation project at EASD.
  • The commercial didone typeface Didac (2014). The Italic followed in 2015-2016. Buy it here.
  • At Type@Paris in 2015, he designed Carmen Maria (named after his wife), a sharp-serifed fashion mag typeface rooted in Carolingian calligraphy.
  • Las Naves Condensed (2017). A grotesque typeface designed under the art direction of Sebastian Alos for "Las Naves" foundation.
  • Bantha Sans and Bantha Serif (2017). Sturdy multi-purpose typefaces.
  • Bianco Slab (2017, Fontstore).
  • Brava Slab (2018). Almost monolinear, with Latin curves in the italics. Followed in 2019 by Brava Sans.
  • Ostium (2019). An inline unicase font with proportions close to classical romans.
  • Carmensin (2020). A humanist text family characterized by smooth curves, a large x-height and open counters. It includes a Display subfamily and some stencil styles.
  • Redoneta (2020). A 12-style geometric sans. Followed in 2022 by Redoneta Rounded (12 styles).
  • Tannen (2021). A layerable blackletter family, and an interpretation of Erich Meyer's Tannenberg (1933-1935).
  • Tannen (2021). A layerable German expressionist blackletter family, and an interpretation of Erich Meyer's Tannenberg (1933-1935).
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Raimon Guirado

Graphic designer in Barcelona, b. 1990, who graduated from Elisava in 2012. Designer of Fausto (2013), a heavy sans typeface that is based on late XIXth century wood grotesque typefaces. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ramirez y Rialp

Barcelona-based foundry which became Fundición Typográfica Neufville in 1885. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ramon Bosch

Ramon Bosch (b. Barcelona, 1990) designed Barceloneta Monospace (2021). Barceloneta Monospace is a free dingbat font based on the International Code of Signals or semaphors. It includes a stylized version of the whole code's alphabet and also brand new capital characters, numbers and basic punctuation marks. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ramon Llull

Ramon or Raimundus Llull (1232-1315) designed many illuminated manuscripts. He was was a philosopher, logician, Franciscan tertiary and Majorcan writer and is credited with writing the first major work of Catalan literature. His lettering inspired Seymour Caprice in the creation of his Trop Magus typeface (2016). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Ramon Stirling

Spanish author of the calligraphy and penmanship book Bellezas de Caligrafia (1844, Joaquin Verdaguer, Barcelona). Stirling was active in Barcelona.

This book led to the development of various modern script typefaces, such as Alejandro Paul's Bellissima Script (2013). Ramon's influence can also be seen in Ramiro Espinoza's Medusa (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ramon Tosas

Designer of Iva, a typeface commissioned to Joan Barjau at Type-O-Tones. Tosas died some time ago. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Randi Verges

Barcelona-based designer, who created a piano key typeface in 2010. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Raquel Martos

During her studies, l'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Catalunya-based Raquel Martos designed an experimental geometric typeface (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Raquel Pelta

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Raquel Rivero

Barcelona, Spain-based designer of the African-themed font Africa (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Raul Santin

Barcelona, Spain-based designer of the modular typeface Ninja Cut (2016, for an assignment at EASD Serra i Abella) and the wonderful free display typeface Lustro (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Giuseppe Salerno]

Giuseppe Salerno (aka Resistenza.es) is an Italian graphic designer, specializing in web design. He lived in Torino, Amsterdam, Madrid, and Valencia, and currently works in Valencia, Berlin and Turin. Studio Resistenza was cofounded by Giuseppe Salerno and Paco Gonzales.

In 2010, he made the circular multiline face Afrobeat (+Light), the fat counterless typeface Vito Sans (2010), Wonderwall (2010, like a skeletal construction), the high-contrast art deco typeface Zaza (2010), and the pure Italian vintage art deco face Luxx (futurism).

Other work: an art deco poster.

Direct links to his fonts: Zaza, Afrobeat, Vito Sans, Luxx, Wonder Wall, Afrobeat Light.

Creations from 2011: Ratatan, Bodoni At Home (a handpainted Bodoni), Arcanotype (2011, delicate caps, individually drawn using Chinese ink on Japanese calligraphy paper), Babushka (2011), Dolce Caffe (2011), Adelaida (hand-printed poster face), Monella (octagonal).

Production in 2012: Ampersanders (a font with many ampersands), BLAQ (an ornamental blackletter caps typeface inspired by Henry W. Troy), The Bay (hand-printed all caps poster face), Bratislove (an artsy hand-drawn typeface), Modernissimo (decorative modern art-inspired caps), Clementina (hand-printed caps), Afrobeat Gothic (angular multiline face).

Typefaces from 2013: Glob (bubblegum face), Archivio (slab serif family with very open counters), Mina (connected script), Monster Hand (brush script), Berliner Fraktur (a flat brush fraktur inspired by Rudolf Koch), The Luxx (a redesign of the 2010 art deco sans typeface Luxx---a comparable typeface is Mostra Nuova by Mark Simonson), Starburst (calligraphic gestural light script), Caramello Script, Copperlove (copperplate script), Yma Italic (retro script), Sonica Brush.

Typefaces from 2014: Stencil Creek, Elastica (handcrafted typeface family), Elastica (hand-drawn poster family), Nautica (copperplate script, extended in 2018 to Nautica Sottile and the monoline version Nautica Line), Ingles (copperplate script), Peperoncino Sans (a decorative sans serif font system designed with a marker), Attica RSZ (inspired by Caslon Italian and Novarese's Estro), Montana (poster family, +Icona), Superb (a yummy creamy script, co-designed with Paco Gonzalez), Dolce Caffe 3D, Coming Home (a hairline curly script based on a childish handwriting), Rachele (a monoline connected script with a large x-height), The Crashed Fonts (a glaz krak family), Newland (inspired by Rudolf Koch's Neuland), Two Fingers (a funky hand-drawn family that includes, e.g., Two Fingers Bodoni, Two Fingers Courier, Two Fingers Poster [blackboard bold] and Two Fingers Script).

Typefaces from 2015: Modern Love (brush script), Mela (a gorgeous pointed brush / walnut ink typeface), Turquoise (a calligraphic serif type influenced by capitalis romana; not to be confused with Ahmet Altun's Turquoise typeface from 2011; co-designed with Paco Gonzalez, it was extended in 2019 in Turquoise Inline, and a new version was added in 2021, Turquoise Tuscan), Mina Chic (a wide connected calligraphic fashion mag script), Natura (connected fountain pen script, with accompanying Notebook, Icons and Stamps (initial caps) styles), Stencil Creek (inspired by Akzidenz Grotesk and influenced by street signs of the North West Pacific), Quaderno (monoline upright signage script).

Typefaces from 2016: Xmas Wishes, Gianduja (2016, a chocolate box script typeface family co-designed with Andrea Tardivo and Paco Gonzalez). Apero (a handcrafted emulation of sans and slab styles; the sans serif was inspired by vintage local liquor labels), Respect (a brush script sign painting typeface), Mentha (a calligraphic connected script typeface).

Typefaces from 2017: Peperoncino Vintage, Shabby Chic (wide signature script), Merendina (rounded sans family), Adore You (dry brush script), Quaderno Slanted (monolinear connected script), Love Wins (a collection of signage type phrases), Beach Please (watercolor brush), Timberline (dry brush script), Orbita (stencil shadow), Modern Love Slanted (brush style), Gessetto (a chalk lettering family).

Typefaces from 2018: Pesto Fresco (a wonderful 28-font layerable font family for use in hand-lettered posters), Instamood (a casual script), Auster (an unconventional flared and reverse contrast sans; followed in 2019 by Auster Rounded by Paco Gonzalez and Giuseppe Salerno, and in 2020 by Auster Variable), Smoothy (brush script), Voguing (a multiline typeface inspired by the movement and glamour of the 80s and New York ballrooms scene), Beach Please Vintage, La Bodeguita (calligraphic), Contigo (with Paco Gonzalez; see also Contigo Vintage ), Story Tales (folklore style, with many choices of textures and possibility of layering), DreamTeam (multilined).

Typefaces from 2019 co-designed by Paco Gonzalez and Giuseppe Salerno: the brush typefaces Pando Script and Parkour, the Tuscan family Royale, the chalk font Dolce Caffe Chalk, the brush script Batticuore, the bry brush script typeface Blue Jeans, the layered handcrafted sans typeface Dolcissimo, and the font duo Sunday Morning.

Typefaces from 2019 by Giuseppe Salerno: SmoothyPro (with Paco Gonzalez), Auster Slab (a reverse stress slab).

Typefaces from 2020: Vermouth (a layerable font based on Italian signs from the 1960s), Big Mamma (a hand-printed slab serif by Giuseppe Salerno and Paco Gonzalez), Suerte (a reverse contrast display type, inspired by Aldo Novarese's Estro; with Paco Gonzalez), Norman (a fashion mag typeface by Paco Gonzalez and Giuseppe Salerno), Royale Italic (Tuscan; with Paco Gonzalez), Groupie (a psychedelic delight), Hello Fresh (with Paco Gonzalez), Nostalgia and Nostalgia Flowers (with Paco Gonzalez), Tresor (a romantic flared sans; with Paco Gonzalez), Pesto Fresco Italic (with Paco Gonzalez).

Typefaces from 2021: Industria Serif (54 styles; by Giuseppe Salerno and Paco Gonzalez), Guess What (hand-printed), Little Boxes (a fat finger font), Notes (a notebook script family), Annuario (an 48-style sans initially created for a calendar), Norman Stencil, Norman Variable, Videomusic (script), Norman Fat (a decorative high-contrast razor-sharp serif).

Typefaces from 2022: Oddity (a stylish calligraphic script).

His type blog is called It's Not My Type. Behance link. Creative Market link. Klingspor link. Creattica link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Reto Moser

Designer at Folch Studio (Barcelona) of FS Ugly Italic (2008, with Miquel Polidano).

Grotesk cc is Tobias Rechsteiner, Reto Moser, and Simon Renfer in Bern, Switzerland. The former two designed GT Haptik (2009), which is a grotesk typeface in which the letters are optimized to be read blindfolded and by touching them. GT Haptik was published at Grilli Type.

In 2015-2016, Reto Moser designed the sans typeface family GT Eesti at Grillitype. GT Eesti has Soviet roots: It is a free-spirited interpretation of the Soviet geometric sans serif Zhurnalnaya Roublennaya, first released in 1947 and designed by Anatoly Shchukin. Another URL.

In 2020, Reto Moser finally released the 70-style workhorse serif family GT Alpina at Grillitype. GT Alpina a three-axis variable font (weight, width, display). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rhythm n Type

Type foundry in Barcelona, est. 2011. Creators of the fatty didone face Bendita (2011).

Postscript: Joan Alegret's type foundry, La Tipomatika seems related---at least, the typeface Bendiat seems to be shared across these two typefoundries in Barcelona. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Ricard Garcia

Barcelona-based designer and lettering artist. In 2015 he received his BA in Graphic Design from the University of Barcelona. Graduate of the Type Media program at KABK in Den Haag, The Netherlands, class of 2019. His typefaces:

  • Prelude, his graduation typeface at KABK, is a display sans that has calligraphic traits in the heavier weights. It has many styles that make this humanistic ensemble a wonderful and useful toolbox, even for short texts. It won an award at 23TDC.
  • With Andreu Balius at Type Republic, he designed Patufet (2018-2019), a warm text family inspired by Catalan folk tales. For hairlines, one can't go thinner than Patufet Finet. In 2020, they added Patufet Mono. For hairlines, one can't go thinner than Patufet Finet, and for fatness, one can't go fatter than Patufet Obes, another 2020 addition.
  • Still with Andreu Balius, he developed Poblet (2018: Solid, Diamond, Bevel), a stylish titling or display typeface that includes a vintage inline style.
  • The heavy sign painter's typeface Raval (2020, Type Republic). Later renamed Ravals.
  • The stroke-based Casual. This typeface was developed by combining the calligraphic origin of a sign painting model to a parametric world built by code.
  • Nina (ca. 2015). A hand-printed typeface based on the handwriting of Antonia Monroig, in which each glyph has four versions.
  • Globe (2020). An artsy typeface that fits well in Gaudi's universe.
  • Groundbeat (2020). A stencil family by Andreu Balius and Ricard Garcia.
  • The Superveloz Centenary Collection (2020, by Andreu Balius and Ricard Garcia at Type Republic). Designed to honor Joan Trochut's 1942 masterpiece. It consists of SV Mambo, SV Jazz, SV Bebop, SV Bolero, SV Swing and SV Twist. In 2021, Ricard Garcia and Andreu Balius added the large family SuperVeloz Caps which consists of SV Caps Bebop SV Caps Bolero SV Caps Jazz SV Caps Mambo SV Caps Swing and SV Caps Twist.

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Ricard Giralt Miracle

Designer and type designer. Born and died in Barcelona, 1911-1994. In 1947, he founded Filograf, Institut d'Art Gràfic, where among other things, he created typefaces. His typefaces include Gaudi (1962, available from Neufville), Xenius, Helios, Gaya Ciencia (1973), Biblos, Pompeya and Maryland. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Ricard Marxer Piñón

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Ricardo Victor Rousselot Schmitt
[Edy Type]

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Riccardo De Franceschi

Italian graduate from the type design program at the University of Reading in 2010, who lives and works in Piedmont and Lombardy in Northern Italy, and publishes typefaces at Sorkin Type. His typefaces:

  • His graduation project included the design of Ginnasio: The Ginnasio family is designed to set bilingual vocabularies, namely polytonic Greek English and Latin English. These dictionaries are used in secondary schools to translate texts from classical Greece and Rome into the student's own language. A Thai font is added, intended to set bilingual vocabularies as well. Ginnasio won First Prize at Granshan 2010 for Greek types.
  • Gravitas One (2011, Sorkin Type, and Google Font Directory). He writes: Gravitas One is modeled on the "UK fat face" which is a kind of very heavy advertising type created during the industrial revolution in England. The letter forms are characterized by an attention getting and strong contrast between the very heavy vertical shapes and the thin horizontal ones. The contrast of the design means that it will be most useful when set from medium to large sizes.
  • Still at Sorkin Type, he created the wedge-serif black typeface Goblin One (2011): Goblin One was inspired by a hand painted sign above a pub in the town of Reading (UK). Goblin One is a somewhat wide medium contrast design with a large x-height.
  • Asset One (2011, Sorkin Type) was inspired by the engraved letters found on United States dollar bills.
  • Contrail One (2011, Sorkin Type; free at Google Font Directory), it is based on handmade sans letters seen on UK posters.
  • Wellfleet (2012, Google Web Fonts and Sorkin Type) is a versatile low-contrast slab serif text typeface with a a bouncy and upbeat feeling. It was inspired by German poster lettering.
  • Emblema One (2012, Google Web Fonts). An oblique fat trendy stencil typeface for posters.
  • Sonsie One (2012, Google Web Fonts). Sonsie One is a large x-height signage face.
  • Vampiro One (2012, Google Web Fonts) is a near-monoline fat angular script typeface .
  • Valnera (2010-2019, CAST). iValnera is a low-contrast humanist serif typeface of a distinctly angular design. Its headline style is called Valnera Monster, and there is also a Random style with randomly rotated glyphs. Riccardo writes: Valnera evokes the calligraphic appeal of Oldrich Menhart's typefaces. It also expresses in a very contemporary way that kind of 1970s photocomposition feeling typical of two iconic faces, Cartier (1967) and ITC Mendoza (1991).
  • Monte Stella (2020, at Dalton Maag): a celebration of Milan's informal aesthetics and accidental design of the 1950s to 1970s. Has a variable font option.

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Robert Roman

Robert Roman (Barcelona) is an art director. Dinamic Tipo (2011) was created by him for Claims of Herokid. Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Roberta Sisti

Graphic designer in Barcelona. Creator of the hip alphading typeface Imperfect Type (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Roderic Molins

Graphic designer in Barcelona. He made the futuristic (techno) typeface Handgloves (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rodri TM

During his studies in Valladolid, and on the day of the Ramblas attack in Barcelona, Rodri TM designed the soft octagonal typeface BCN (2017), which mimics the characteristic street intersections in that city. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Roger Elric

Barcelona-based designer of the sports font Timeout (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ronaldo da Cruz

Calligrapher and graphic designer in Madrid and Barcelona, who was born in Sao Paulo. Creator of the organic sans typeface Kim Typografic (2011) and the multilined typeface Atletica Display (2013). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rouli Diamond

Athens, Greece and Barcelona-based graphic designer. He created the piano key stencil typeface MAP Stencil (2010, Latin and Greek), the prismatic typeface 3D (2012), and the alchemic typeface Stigma (2012).

In 2013, Rouli designed the tall thin typeface Sentient Adult.

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Ruben Morral

Barcelona-based designer of the techno typeface Zubble (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rut Vidal

Graduate of Elisava and Eina in Barcelona. Creator of the serif typeface Neutral Text (2017). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ruth Dominguez

Graphic designer Ruth Dominguez (Barcelona) created the text typeface Gala in 2013. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ruxandra Duru

Born in Iasi, Romania, Ruxandra Duru moved first to Casablanca and then to Montreal. In 2011, she studied at EINA in Barcelona.

Ruxandra created the angular text typeface Botanica (2014, as a project at EINA), and the blackletter-inspired Textura Nova (2014, for the modern monk).

In 2016, she designed the free knotted typeface Royal. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sabina Irina Chipara

Sabina Chipara (or: Kipara) was born in 1987 near the seaside in Constanza, Romania. She moved to Bucharest to study graphic design at the National University of Arts in Bucharest, Romania, and at EINA Centre Universitari de Disseny i Art de Barcelona. She took the TDi program at the University of Reading, UK, in 2016. Speaker at ATypI 2018 in Antwerp, where she surveys the archaic Romanian alphabets. Sabina also helps with type design at MCKL Type, Jeremy Mickel's type foundry in Los Angeles. She is currently based in Amsterdam. Her typefaces:

  • MoRo (2012) and Arhaic Romanesc (2012). MoRo, or Modern Romanesc, is an artsy typeface. She writes: MoRo is a modern version of archaic Romanian types. The design of the MoRo letters combines the features of Cyrillic glyphs with Latin shapes.
  • In 2012, during an Advanced Typography Masters at EINA, Barcelona, she developed Zagoris.
  • DIN Next Stencil (2017) and DIN Next Shapes (2018). Done together with Akira Kobayashi at Linotype.
  • Rosella (2017, Monotype). An engraved lettering typeface with textured, inline, beveled, shaded and filled versions.
  • In 2018, she designed the 8-weight simplified sans family Bega (Indian Type Foundry) and the high-contrast calligraphic script Britney (done with Diana Ovezea), which was released as a free font at Fontshare.
  • At Future Fonts, she published Bizzarrini (together with Diana Ovezea). Diana Ovezea writes about the wonderful Bizzarrini: Though the idea originates from a Stefan Schlesinger ad sketch for a Paris couture house, we straightened up this typeface and made it seem engineered and sharp. It gets its name from the Bizzarrini Manta, a wedge-shaped concept car designed in 1968 by Giorgetto Giugiaro. Bizzarrini has extremely long wedge serifs. Following Schlesinger's sketch, it features very tall capitals with an out-of proportion middle-line (very big heads on S, B and R).
  • The connected monoline sans script Akin (2019), done with Diana Ovezea at Indian Type Foundry.
  • The neo-grotesque typeface Amurg (2019).
  • Anouk (2020). A reversed high contrast typeface designed to be used at large sizes.
  • Aesop (2021). A despoke typeface for the brand identity of Iwoca. The Iwoca identity elements were influenced by the work of Wassily Kandinsky through geometric shapes and angles. The corners of the sans typeface are rounded and provide a smooth appearance on screens.

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Sabrina Delgado

Student in Barcelona, who created the leafy display typeface Birch in 2017. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sakshi Gaggar

During her studies in Barcelona, Sakshi Gaggar (Bangalore, India) designed a renaissance type revival based on letters found in Poetae Christiani Veterus: Opera by Caius Vettius Aquilinus Juvencu, which was printed between 1501 and 1502 by Aldus Manutius. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Salvador Alimbau

Salvador (or just Tori) Alimbau is a designer at type-o-tones in Barcelona who made Vulcano (1997, with José Manuel Urós). Tori Alimbau, Luis Mendo and José Manuel Urós co-designed DesignOrDie.

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Salvador Dali

The great surrealist Salvador Dali (1904-1989) created a pornographic alphabet that he called Paule Gala (1931, France), in which his friend Paul Eduard, is pictured together with his wife, Gala, who also was Dali's mistress. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Samuel George

During his studies in Barcelona under Andreu Balius, Samuel George created the high-contrast fashion mag script typeface Chantal (2013). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sandra Domper

Barcelona-based designer of Dakhla (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sandra Galan

During her studies at ELISAVA in Barcelona, Sandra Galan designed the ball terminal fat display typeface Wave (2013, with Andrea Buonaventura). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sandra Vilarrubias

Graphic designer in Barcelona. Creator of Tubular Type (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Santi Vilagran Casanovas

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Santiago Amaya

Designer and illustrator in Barcelona and/or Bogota, Colombia, aka Xato.

Creator of the spiky hexagonal typeface Uglymann (2012). The octagonal typeface Crwell (2014) was designed on a rhombic grid.

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Santiago Durieux

Designer in Barcelona of the ornamental caps typeface Old Electricity (2010). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Santos Bregaña
[Atelier Laia]

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Sara Vidal

During her graphic design studies in Barcelona, Sara Vidal created the titling typeface La Bourgeoise (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sergi Delgado

Sergi Delgado is a graphic designer and illustrator in Barcelona. He created the piano key modular stencil typeface Gado (2013). In 2015, he made the wonderful rotating op-art Candy Numbers.

In 2017, Sergi Delgado and Daniel Wenzel co-designed the textured op-art typeface Aigua.

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Sergi Diaz

Illustrator in Barcelona, who created the organic sans typeface Ainara in 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sergi Doñate Sala

During his studies in Barcelona, Sergi Doñate Sala designed the all caps grotesk typeface Abstract (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sergi Gorgues

Barcelona, Spain-based designer of the origami typeface Origam (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sergi Ibánez

Designed Popular (1997) at Garcia fonts, a display/dingbat mix. Works in Barcelona. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sergi Mana

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Sergio Barea Carbonell

Graphic designer in Badalona, Catalunya, b. 1987, Mostoles, Spain. He studied at Escola d'art i superior de disseny Pau Gargallo in Badalona. Designer of the school project font Tipografia Inedit (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sergio Cullell

Born in Barcelona in 1981, Sergio Cullell is a graphic designer with a very novel logo, one for which he created a special geometric font called Confetti (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sergio de Paz

Barcelona-based designer of the squarish modular typeface Alonso Beefmeat (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Xavier Lanau]

Catalan foundry, est. 2008 by Xavier Lanau, who lives in Barcelona. He designed the feminine sans family Apparata (2008) as aprt of a project for his Masters degree in typography art EINA. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

SeriesNemo Studio

Barcelona-based designer of the high-contrast display typeface Aura (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Serse Rodriguez

Serse Rodriguez (Barcelona) created the avant garde all-caps sans typeface Basico Typo (2014), Tangram Typo (2009) and the thin geometric beauty Panama Jack (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Servando Gion

During his studies in Barcelona in 2015, Servando Gion designed the typeface New Bauhaus, which was inspired by Bauhaus LH Regular, Chalet London 1970, and Neuland. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Seymour Caprice

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Shahin Haghjou

Barcelona-based graphic designer. For Yorokobu Magazine, he created a set of fancy numerals called Numeric Paradise (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sheila Dobón

Sabadell, Catalunya-based designer of Myriad Pro Rounded (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sheyla Cutillas Sanchez

Art director in Barcelona, who designed the multiline typeface Qubico (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Shlomo Sham

Israeli designer who runs Salvador Brand, a specialist in developing lifestyle brands through licensing of properties, associated with the Spanish artist, Salvador Dali.

Creator of the hand-printed typeface VS1 (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sijing Zhang

During her studies at AKV Sint Joost, Breda, The Netherlands-based Sijing Zhang designed the experimental typefaces Hair (2014) and Female (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Silvia Lozano

Mataro, Catalunya-based designer of a modular typeface in 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Silvio Diaz Labrador

Designer in Barcelona, who created the slab serif typeface Scuadra (2012).

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Smart Designs
[Pere Esquerra]

Designer and restaurant chef in Sant Joan de les Abadesses, Catalunya, b. 1977, who specializes in beer label design. Creator of the liquid lettering typeface Kikuri Script (2015), children's script typeface Lukid (2015), the ultra heavy brush typeface Sekula (2015), the ivied Climbing (2015), the free handcrafted typeface ZeFont (2015). In 2015, he published the commercial handcrafted beer label typefaces Beer Script and Free Markfreer. Other typefaces include Jackfont Script (2015), Fabian (2015, brush font), Bloody (2015, free dripping blood font), Vincent (2015, a heavy handcrafted poster font), Wallgate (2015), Honey Bunny (2015), Woys Script (2015), Lluc Script (2015, brush script), Fabian (2015), Jody (2015), My Name is Jody (2015), In Wonder (2015, brush script), Wolf Script (2015), Pumpkin Script (2015), the poster typefaces Captain Koons (2015), Tottem (2015), Script Calm (2015) and Hannding (2015), the handcrafted Hannah (2015) and Pubinie Script (2015) and Buffy (2015), and the script typeface Mocka (2015).

Typefaces from 2016: The Clouds (a handcrafted weathered fat sans), Mamma Mia (free), Martha (brush font), Big Eddie, Harmony, Witold, Hilton, Mr. Duff, The Stopped Brush, Hunk (thick brush), Howie, Free Marvin, Markos Brush, Maddox Brush, The Amish (brush script), Bimba, Bumpy, Mikelin (brush typeface), Quentin, Latin Brush, Sheena, Wooby Script (vampire script), El Zorro Script, Hey Buddy, Punks and Skins, Frederik.

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Sofia Dezaki

Navajo tribal symbols inspired Barcelona-based Sofia Dezaki's typeface Navajo (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sofia Shmaenok

At IED Istituto Europeo di Design in Barcelona, Sofia Shmaenok created a geometric alphabet in 2015. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Solveiga Vaitkute

Lleida, Catalunya-based designer of a 3d dripping paint font that is based on Gill Sans (2016). She also designed the modular typeface savage (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Stefania Lusini

Art director in Barcelona, who designed the straight-edged typeface Pajaro (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Stefania Matijasevic

Barcelona-based designer of the all caps wedge serif typeface Möx (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Stephanie Nieuwenhuisen

Graphic designer in Barcelona who released the wide open counter sans typeface Aperture Curved in 2019. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sufian H

Barcelona-based designer of Sky Round (2013, modular). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sufian HM

Barcelona-based creator of the modular typeface Skyround (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Superveloz Net

A tribute to Joan Trochut-Blanchard modular type system, Supertipo Veloz (1942) by a Catalan group that includes Andreu Balius and Alex Trochut. It includes a nice sandbox. It was started in 2003. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Graphic designer in Barcelona who created the display typeface Old School (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Noemi Fernandez Selva]

Catalan children's book author. Designer of the dingbat typefaces Tanaestel Doodle Leaves (2019), Tanaestel Doodle Arrows 01 (2019) and Tanaestel Doodle Frames O1 (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tania Alvarez Zaldivar

Talented Mexican graphic designer and digital artist (b. 1985) who was based in Montreal but is now back in Mexico City. She pushed the boundaries of experimental typography with creations like Fabric Type (2009), which was developed at Concordia University in Montreal, where she obtained a BFA in design in 2009. She continued her studies at EINA in Barcelona, graduating in 2010.

Her early typefaces: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | Sukkhos (Mr. Softie) | Overseas Type (2010, done at Concordia University in Montreal) | Moda Barcelona (2011).

In 2010, she designed the map face Cartola, which grew out of a project at EINA in Barcelona and is based on Mrs Eaves. Mar 34 (2011) designed exclusively for the identity of Estruch, a restaurant located at the Plaza of the Cathedral in downtown Barcelona. The project was made in collaboration with Raquel Quevedo, who used the typeface for designing a graphic system for the identity. Both the face&the graphic design are based on postal service paraphernalia. Momo (2011) is a typeface that is developed based on the concepts of dada by El Lissitsky&Kurt Schwitters.

In 2013, she graduated from the Type & Media program at KABK in Den Haag with a text typeface called Botanica that is geared towards scientific publications.

In 2018, she published Tara at Indian Type Foundry. Designed for immersive reading, it has considerable contrast and wedge serifs.

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Tanit Boronat

Tanit Boronat (Valencia, Spain), together with Albert Gómez and Ana Civera, created Versa (2013, a beveled typeface). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tercer Congreso de Tipografía

A conference subtitled "Glocal. Tipografía en la Era de la Globalización" was held from June 20-22, 2008, in the Escuela de Arte y Superior de Diseño de Valencia, Valencia, Spain. Flickr group. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Teresa Martinez

During her studies in Barcelona, Teresa Martinez created the modular foliate typeface Alba (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Teresa Such

During her studies in Barcelona, Teresa Such created the stylish display typeface Goyesca (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Terry Wüdenbachs

Snowboarder from Liechtenstein, who designs typefaces at P22 and its descendant foundries such as HWT. The list:

  • His first font was the whacky P22 Catalan (2003), which was inspired by Antonio Gaudi, Joán Miro and Salvador Dali.
  • In 2004, he created BlancoNeg, Mexican Relics (100 dingbats from pre-Columbian Mexico), Sniplash (a 60s cartoon face) and Durer Caps (after Dü'rer's 1525 original).
  • In 2005, he added P22 Mystic (art nouveau).
  • The curly P22 Festiva and P22 Huffer Pro (comic book face) followed in 2009.
  • In 2010, he designed two revivals of Nebiolo work, P22 Nebiornaments, and P22 Slogan (after the 1957 brush font by the same name by Aldo Novarese).
  • In 2012, he created P22 CoDependent, a set of two art deco typefaces that revive of the Independant typeface from 1930 created by Dutch designer Johannes Nicolaas Coenraad Collette along with Jos Dufour from Belgium.
  • In 2012, Terry joined forces with Richard Kegler and published the multilayered Western circus font HWT American Chromatic at Hamilton Wood Type. American Chromatic was originally created by Wm. H. Page & Co. circa 1857-59.
  • In 2013, he designed HWT Arabesque for Hamilton Wood Type. This art nouveau / psychedelic typeface was originally produced by the Morgans & Wilcox Co. and the Wm. Page Co. as almost identical designs. Both manufacturers were acquired by Hamilton and offered briefly by Hamilton as design #618. William Page Arabesque was first shown in 1872 and after the Page purchase by Hamilton in 1891, it was renamed to No. 618. Similarly, the Morgans & Wilcox Arabesque was first shown in 1884, but after Morgan's purchase by Hamilton, it was renamed to No. 3189.
  • HWT Showcard Script (2020). Described as an extended script type that lends itself well to fine fashion, ready-to-wear and all quality merchandise in a marketing blurb that pitched Beaufont by the Morgan Sign Machine Company of Chicago for their Line-O-Scribe sign printing system. This advertising script font was originally manufactured exclusively for Morgan Sign under license by the Hamilton Wood Type Manufacturing Company.
  • In 2020, the Bixlers and P22 jointly published the ornamental typeface LTC Bixler Ornaments. The digital version is due to Terry Wudenbachs.
  • P22 Snowflakes (2020). By Richard Kegler and Terry Wüdenbachs.

Klingspor link. View Terry Wüdenbachs's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Theresa Martinez

During er studies in Barcelona, Thersa Martinez designed the modular organic typeface Alba (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tino Mendes

Brazilian/Swiss design student and freelancer in Barcelona. In 2014, during his studies, Tino created the free modular typeface family Paragon (or Paragon Cleaners).

In 2017, he designed Massa (a lachrymal typeface) and Grand Finale (a modular sans). Behance link. Home page. Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tipo Pepel (was: Antaviana Typeface Division, or: Astramat)
[Josep Pep Patau i Bellart]

Antaviana Typeface Division is a Catalan foundry, est. ca. 2002. It went also under the name Astramat and was also known as ANTAVIANA SERVEIS INTERACTIUS, SCCL. Located in Lleida, it is run by Josep Patau i Bellart (b. 1971, Les Borges Blanques, Lleida). Patau i Bellart offered free fonts, as well as commercial fonts. He has emerged as one of the most talented contemporary Spanish type designers. In 2011, he started Tipo Pepel [MyFonts link] in Les Borges Blanques. Josep Patau's typefaces:

  • Free typefaces: Lletraferida (2011, a didone), Negrona (2011, a revival of Lucian Bernhard's Bernhard Negro, 1930), Perolet, Lango, Gimenells, Arbeka, Rosango, Antaviana, FoxScript (1996, old typewriter), Unregistered, and FistroRatted (grunge).
  • At Astramat, one could download these fonts: Anmari (2002), Antaviana (1996), Arbeka (2002), FAXADA (2001, by Cel Tico Petit), FoxScriptNormal (1996, old typewriter), Gastada (2001, another grunge font by Cel Tico Petit), Gimenells (2001, pixel font), Gorchs (2007, script font), Klander (1999, pixel font), Lang (2001, pixel font family), Masterfly (2007, T-26), Omellons (2001, pixel font family), Perolet (2001, Bauhaus style), Pixelade (2001, pixel font), Rosango (1996), Tiquet (2001, grunge font by Cel Tico Petit), Ultrafat (2007, T-26), Fistro Ratted. Fontspace link for Astramat.
  • T-26 fonts: the screen typeface PixScript (2004), the screen icon dingbat font Pixelade Icons (2003), the art nouveau headline font Gisele (2003, angular art deco titling face), Masterfly (2007), Gopal (2004), Gourmet (2004, based on a type from the 1923 ATF catalog), Confetti (2006, connected fifties style face based on a 1930 type called Escritura Maravilla and Escritura Energica by the José Iranzo foundry in Barcelona), the pixel family Bit Kit (2003), Houdini Icons (20 pixel web icon dingbat typefaces, 2004).
  • At ATypI 2009 in Mexico City, he explained the typographic work of the goldsmith Manuel Peleguer: The aim of this paper is to give an account of the project Peleguer, the recovering and digitialization of the work of the goldsmiths Manuel Peleguer, both father and son, who cut some printing characters between 1780 and 1784 in response to an order of the "Real Sociedad Económica Valenciana de Amigos del Pais". The result was a modern transitional typeface, with good legibility and neoclasical forms, equal in quality to those made by the Real Press (Imprenta Real) in Madrid by Pradell, Espinosa or Gerónimo Gil. Peleguer founded a press and a font foundry in 1784. Patau Bellart created a type family based on Peleguer's work called Peleguer (2009, + Ornaments).
  • Anduaga, a calligraphic typeface from the 18th century, won the Laus Prize (said to be the Spanish equivalent of the type Oscars). Anduaga is the interpretation of the script that Joseph of Anduaga proposed for teaching the first letters in the 1780 book Arte de escribir por reglas y sin Muestras ...
  • Valliciergo (2011) is a 100+-glyph calligraphic / copperplate script font that is inspired by samples from Caligrafía inglesa published in Madrid in the late nineteenth century by Spanish calligrapher Vicente Fernández Valliciergo.
  • Dafont page, where one can download Ventura Edding (2008, hand-printed).
  • Kids Script (2011). An upright connected school script.
  • Trajana Sans (2011) is a sans-serif typeface family based on the shapes and proportions of the characters on the Trajan Column in Rome.
  • Farrerons Serif (2011) is a very readable family with angular and humanist underpinnings.
  • Chupada (2012) is an ultra-condensed font family noted for their exaggerated x-height, which consists of five different weights.
  • Chopped Black (2012) was inspired by the font Pabst Heavy, designed by Chauncey Hawley Griffith in 1928 for Linotype. It was Linotype's version of ATF's popular Cooper Black.
  • Paralex (2012) is a 12-style geometric slab typeface family.
  • Boxed (2013) is an 18-weight squarish sans family. Followed in 2017 by Boxed Round.
  • Cinta (2013). A large humanist sans family with a full range of weights starting with hairline. It also has Cyrillic.
  • Bridone (2013), for British didone. A didone family that inherits some features from Victorian era British slab serif typefaces. Fashionable, beautiful, and useful.
  • Sisco (2014) is an 18-style elliptical techno family with large x-height.
  • Book Cover (2014) is a fat headline typeface.
  • Tiquet (2014). A dot matrix typeface.
  • Milio (2014). A ten-style wedge-serif transitional typeface family for newsprint and magazines.
  • Naste (2014). A sixteen-style geometric sans family that adds details and character to the classical geometric sans typefaces such as Futura. It is a bit wider than usual and covers Cyrillic.
  • Pobla (2015). A text serif with angular, almost fractured.
  • Dupla. A large multilingual sans family.
  • Trepa (2015). A stencil family with various choices of textures, which was inspired by commercial signs and the 1960s French art movement Graphie Latine.
  • Itaca (2016). A 48-style sans family with very open counters.
  • Mario (2017). A typeface family for arcade games and children.
  • Werdet Script (2017). A calligraphic penmanship script which is named after calligrapher Jean-Baptiste Werdet who was a penman in Bordeaux in 1809 and later a professor at Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris.
  • Geo Deco (2019). A geometric art deco sans family.
  • Frontis (2019). A transitionl roman typeface family inspired by the roman lettershapes that Asensio y Mejorada drew in 1780.
  • Kongress (2019). An elliptical sans family for corporate identities.
  • Labernia (2019). A large didone family based on the font used in Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana (1864, by Pere Labernia, Barcelona): Labernia and Labernia Titling are characterized by ball terminals that are turned inwards.
  • Indecise (2020). A nostalgic 50-style sans family that reminds us of type designs by Enric Crous-Vidal and José Mendoza y Almeida.
  • Frenchute (2020). A great 36-style garalde family inspired by the type used in the 1727 text Le Chemin Royal de la Croix.
  • Gina (2020). A great readable 16-style humanist sans family. Sixteen styles including a hairline.
  • Samplex (2020). Bellart's take on the neutral Swiss sans genre.
  • Bauen (2020). A Bauhaus-inspired geometric sans typeface family.
  • Bazinga (2020). A display typeface family characterized by square counters. Perhaps a children's book font.
  • Romulo (2020). A 12-style transitional roman typeface.
  • Kheops (2020). A 14-style slab serif.

Additional links: Dafont. MyFonts page. Alternate URL. Fontspace link. Fontfreak page. Patau Bellart is also involved in the type information site Unos Tipos Duros. Klingspor link. Abstract Fonts link.

Interview by Unostiposduros. Fontspring link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

[Gerald Puig]

Experimental Catalan font foundry offering these Mac and PC fonts by Gerald Puig: Manifesto, Obsolet, Serifos Gor, Serifos Zzzzzzzz, Bustop. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Angel Alvarez]

Graphic designer from Valencia, Spain. He has a site with Spanish and Catalan language type material, including an interview with Fred Smeijers and the history of typefounding in Valencia. He is working on the stone and garden inspired Lhorta (2007). [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Victor Navarro Barba]

Tipofil is graphic designer Victor Navarro Barba in Barcelona. In 2015, he strated selling his fonts via Creative Market and MyFonts. His typefaces include:

  • Eutopia (2015). This (originally free but now commercial) 400-glyph counterless art deco font is motivated as follows: I was inspired by the letters of the mythical Ideales tobacco package, designed in 1936 in Barcelona by Carlos Vives, director of the designers studio of the Rieusset graphical industry. We have also studied other geometrical models from the 1920s, to be highlighted among them the alphabet drawn by Cornelis André Vlaanderen at Amsterdam in 1928, which would have been very probably the inspiration for the famous tobacco package. The font family comes in Duotone, Yang, Yin, Outline and Solid styles. In a way, it can be considered as suprematism.

Behance link. Home page. Creative Market link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Tipografia Esoterica

From Magic Soft in Barcelona: six dingbat fonts, Zodiaco, Astrologia, Runas (3), and I-Ching. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tipografia Lleida

Jordi at Tipografia Lleida is the Catalan designer of Lleida 1. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Jordi Embodas]

Jordi Embodas is a Barcelona-based graphic designer, b. 1977. After studying at ELISAVA (1995-1999) and at GH Essen, Germany, he started working at Estudi Juste Calduch in Barcelona (from 2001 onwards). He designs type since 2005 and set up Tipografies in Barcelona for that purpose in 2010. Jordi teaches typography at the design schools from Barcelona Elisava and Idep. His typefaces:

  • Orenga (2005-2008).
  • Pona (2009, text face). Pona can be considered as a a calligraphic sans family, with flared glyphs. Pona Display followed in 2011.
  • Bulo (2012, a legible sans family, from Hair Blond to Ultra Black). Noe Blanco has helped with the development of Bulo Rounded, and Max Saladrigas with Bulo Extreme.
  • Trola (2013, a text serif family). Trola Text was co-designed with Noe Blanco. In 2017, the Trola family was updated, improved, and expanded to Cyrillic. The Cyrillic version was designed by Letterjuice (Pilar Cano & Ferran Millan) under the supervision of Ilya Ruderman and Yury Ostromentsky.
  • Nomada (2014). A 4-style sans family specially designed for the web and screens. Followed in 2018 by Nomada Incise, a solemn typeface family with flared stems, and one of the best lapidary typefaces of the past five years. Still in 2018, Maria Ramos and Jordi Embodas co-designed Nomada Didone, and Jordi Embodas added Nomada Slab (2019), Nomada Sans and Nomada Serif (2019).
  • For Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, he designed UOC Sans and UOC Serif in 2016.
  • Cuatrecasas (2017). A flared custom sans and serif typeface family done for Mucho.
  • Folha Grafico (2018) and Folha Texto (2018).
  • Kymco (2019). A wide all caps sans family done for the motorcycle company Kymco.
  • Tinta Broken Coated, Tinta Broken Uncoated, Tinta Coated (2021). A 12-style flared sans. Followed by Tinta Uncoated (2021).

Behance link. Village link. Another link. Klingspor link.

Interview by Unostiposduros. Juste Calduch link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Tipomnatica (was: La Tipomatika)
[Joan A. Alegret]

Joan A. Alegret (Tipomatica; formerly "La Tipomàtika") is a Barcelona-based Catalan designer (b. 1987) who studied graphic communication at Escola Massana in Barcelona. Creator of the free geometric sans families Candela (2009), Cicle (2007) and Newcicle (2007), and the absolutely rectangular sans family Simply Mono (2007).

Joan's first commercial typeface is the didone fat typeface Bendita (2011), done for Bonart magazine. Muro (2013) is a heavy sans face. Chispa (2013) aand Verano (2013) are free hand-printed typefaces.

Dafont link. Font Squirrel link. Fontsy link. Kernest link. Klingspor link. Creative Market link. Behance link. Old URL. Dafont link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿


Type design collective founded in 2011 by Luis Alonso (Barcelona), Ricardo Santos (Lisbon) and Charlie Zinno (Buenos Aires).

Ricardo Santos and Luis Alonso co-designed designed the techno sans families Lab Slab Pro (2011) and Lab Sans Pro (2011).

In 2012, Ricardo Santos published the great and large garalde family Tramuntana Pro (which has optical corrections), accompanied by Tramuntana Dingbats (a set of beautiful arrows).

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

Tipos en red
[Ana Dorado]

Catalan/Spanish typography and type design blog and information site. At Behance, Ana is listed under Buenos Aires, Argentina. The motor behind Tipos en Red is Ana Dorado, a talented letterer, calligrapher and typographer.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tipos Reunidos (or: Petit Comite)
[Joaquim Massana]

Barcelona-based type and graphic and visual identity designers who published these fonts in 2006 at T-26: Brotxa (2007, fat hand-printed face), Canvas (a stencil experiment), Mequetrefe (2007, T-26, an informal 3-d block letter family), Cuca (an informal printed script family), La Fuente Dingbats, La Fuente (playful script and dingbats for sales signs), Cobalt, Dotdotis, Diario tuc-tuc (2005), Diamant.

Petit Comite, the other name for Tipos Reunidos, was established by Quim Massana (the type designer) and Yolanda Martín. Tatiana Vallejo is a Mexican designer who also contributes. The Don family (T-26, 2007) is a fat didone display font with stylistic changes--it includes Don Paco Bold, Don Pancho Bold, Don Pascual Bold and Don Pepito Bold, and Cobalt (2002, T-26) is a 3-weight stencil family.

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

Tois Estudio Creativo

Located in Barcelona, Tois Estudio Creativo made the 3d typeface Indigo (2013).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tomás Vellvé y Mengual

Catalan type designer (aka Tomás Vellvé), who, at FT Neufville in 1971 created Vellvé, a simple rounded sans serif family, which was published at the Creative Alliance. Born in 1927 in Barcelona, he started his graphic arts work for Rieusset, SA, in Barcelona, but moved to Madrid in 1948 to continue his studies, and returned in 1950 to Barcelona to run his own studio. He created posters and was an illustrator and graphic artist. His only typeface was Vellvé. He died in 1998. Vellvé was extended to a 3-style ffamily by Nick Curtis in 2009, as Velveteen Round NF.

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

Toni Santiño

Art director in Barcelona, who made several typefaces during his career: Grapa (1996, stick-based face), Ona (1995, wavy letters), Rasca (1999, grungy face), Rasca Outline (1999), Zary (2001). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Toni Selles

Catalan designer at Vasava Artworks in Barcelona who created the stencil font VSV Rotula (2001, free). [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Oriol Armengou]

Oriol Armengou (Toormix) is a designer based in Barcelona specialised in branding projects, art direction, graphic design, and websites. Toormix sells these typefaces: Vermut (2014, based on Spanish toothpicks called palillos), Poligonal (2014, octagonal), Optilus (2014, beveled) and Marimuntanya (2014, alchemic). Behance link. HypeForType link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tornike Topchishvili

During his studies in Barcelona, Tornike Topchishvili created the modular display typeface Ragnier (2014, free download). [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Martin Lorenz]

Design bureau in Barcelona, Hamburg and Berlin, est. 2007, with fonts that are mainly due to German type designer Martin Lorenz. The list of typefaces:

  • TpFloral (2006) is a modular typeface inspired by Kombinationsschrift (1926, Josef Albers). It is based upon two basic elements, a quarter circle and a square.
  • TpStretch (2002).
  • TpKurier Sans and Serif (2006). A redesign of Courier. Followed by TpKurier-Contrast (2008), TpKurier-Filled (2009) and TpKurier-Calligraphic (2010). In 2013, Vette Letters published VLNL Tp Kurier (2013, a monospaced typewriter face; + Serif, + Callig Regular).
  • TpMartini (2008) is a didone family that was used for the identity of Bambi Mint. It was published in 2013 by Vette Letters as VLNL Tp Martini.
  • TpLlum (2008) is a typeface that was designed for the festival Montjuïc de Nit. It was published in 2012 by Vette Letters.
  • TpDuro (2010) is a blackletter typeface.
  • In 2017, TwoPoints was commissioned to design a typeface for ESPN The Magazine's NBA Preview issue.
  • At Vette Letters, he published VLNL TpDuro (2019: a blackletter inspired by an Albrecht Dürer design from 1525; with Juanra Pastor).
  • VLNL Tp Bar Paco (2014, inspired by the vernacular type found in traditional Spanish bars in Barcelona).
  • Tp Rawkost (2019), Tp Marte (2019), Tp Luna (2019).
  • In 2019, they were commissioned by ESPN to make a special display font, ESPN Next. In 2018, they designed the arc-and-circle typeface Gold Rush for an ESPN Magazine issue about the female athletes participating in the Winter Olympics in Pyeong Yang.

In 2019, TwoPoints published On The Road To Variable (Victionary). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Txell Font

As a student at EMAD La Garriga, this Barcelona-based designer created the sans typeface Bretola (2020) and a few experimental geometric typefaces. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Txell Palau Julia

During her studies in Barcelona, Txell Palau Julia designed the serif signage typeface Maricarmen (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Type For Now
[James George Dunn]

Typographer and graphic designer in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. He created Barcelona Octagon (2010), a name that everyone who has visited Barcelona will understand. In 2011, he added the experimental typefaces Interlaced and Eixample. Airship 27 (2011, Lost Type) is a tall condensed industrial sans face. Valley Fold (2013) is an origami typeface.

Behance link. Another Behance link. Personal site of James George Dunn. Klingspor link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Type Republic
[Andreu Balius Planelles]

Catalan foundry headed by Andreu Balius (b. 1962), who is based in Barcelona and Son (Alt Aneu), Lleida. Balius holds a PhD in Design from the University of Southampton (UK) and teaches typography and type design at EINA, University School of Design and Art, in Barcelona.

Balius set up Garcia Fonts in 1989. He co-founded Typerware in 1996 (which existed until 2001), where he managed type-related projects for La Vanguardia newspaper, La Fura dels Baus and Primavera Sound Festival. In 2003, he launched Type Republic, catering to clients such as SEAT/Wolkswagen group, Victoria's Secret, Acciona, Ferrovial, and designed text typefaces for newspapers such as La Gaceta, Tribuna (Salamanca, Spain) and La Discusion (Chile).

Some fonts sold through MyFonts:

  • Pradell (2003). This is a Latin text family based on original Spanish 18th century type specimens cut by Catalan punchcutter Eudald Pradell (1721-1788). Balius won a Bukvaraz 2001 award for Pradell. Pradell also won an award at the TDC2 Type Directors Club's Type Design Competition 2002. He added Pradell Arabic some time later.
  • In 2008, Balius designed the curly dance-fest themed Carmen for the new edition of Prosper Merimée's drama. In 2012, Type Republic designed the fashion didone typeface Carmen Fine Display for Victoria's Secret.
  • Mecano (2007, geometric sans).
  • Taüll (2007, Basque meets blackletter).
  • Czeska (after woodcuts by Vojtech Preissig).
  • Super Veloz (2005, with Alex Trochut). This fantastic layered type system is based on Joan Trochut-Blanchard's modular typeface. SV Marfil (2004) and SV Fauno were created from Superveloz modules. In 2020, Andreu Balius and Ricard Garcia released The Superveloz Centenary Collection at Type Republic to honor Joan Trochut's 1942 masterpiece. It consists of SV Mambo, SV Jazz, SV Bebop, SV Bolero, SV Swing and SV Twist. In 2021, Ricard Garcia and Andreu Balius added the large family SuperVeloz Caps which consists of SV Caps Bebop SV Caps Bolero SV Caps Jazz SV Caps Mambo SV Caps Swing and SV Caps Twist.
  • Barna (2011), a slightly humanist textbook sans, and Barna Stencil (2011).
  • Trochut.
  • Matilde (connected pixel script).
  • Proximus (2014). A corporate typeface for the Belgian communication company.
  • Patufet (2018-2019). By Andreu Balius and Ricard Garcia. A warm text family inspired by Catalan folk tales. For hairlines, one can't go thinner than Patufet Finet. In 2020, they added Patufet Mono.
  • Poblet (2018: Solid, Diamond, Bevel). By Andreu Balius and Ricard Garcia. A stylish titling or display typeface that includes a vintage inline style.
  • Rioja (2014-2015). This sans typeface family was first designed for the identity of University of La Rioja, in Logroño, and it was further developed in 2014 for commercial distribution.
  • Tuqbal Pro (2015-2019, by Andreu Balius and Juan Luis Blanco). Tubqal Pro is a tri-script type family based on its previous Tubqal typeface commissioned by the Khatt Foundation as part of the Typographic Matchmaking in the Maghrib 3.0, the 3rd edition of the multi-script typographic research project of the Khatt Foundation. It includes Latin, Arabic (+Farsi) and Tifinagh (for the Tifinagh based languages: Tamazight (Central Atlas), Kabyle, Tamazight (Standard Moroccan), Tachawit, Tachelhit, Tagdal, Tamahaq, Tahaggart, Tamasheq, Tarifit, Tamajaq, Tawallammat, Tamajeq, Tayart, Tumzabt, Zenaga).
  • Aloma (2017-2020). A delicate fashion mag typeface best suited for titling, Aloma is inspired by Aloma, a novel written in 1938 by Catalan writer Mercè Rodoreda. The typeface refers slightly to art deco headlines and to the Catalan Noucentisme movement.
  • Groundbeat (2020). A stencil family by Andreu Balius and Ricard Garcia.

Custom / bespoke typefaces include Carmen VS (for Victoria's Secret, New York), Ferrovial, Dsignes (a wayfinding sans), VLC (for Valencia Tourism Bureau), Lladro (sans), Forum.

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

Type-ø-Tones versus FontShop

FontShop's Petra Weitz wrote this to ATypI: A short aside by Erich Alb a few days ago mentioned the fact that FontShop sells a font which Adrian Frutiger considers to be a bad rip-off of one of his typefaces. In the FontBook we have credited the original designer, too. Based on the information supplied by the foundry, Type-ø-Tones of Barcelona, we had no reason to suspect any foul play involved. Here's the copy from Type-ø-Tone's catalogue: Tschicholina and Jeune Adrian are homages to two experimental projects carried out by two of the greatest typographers of all times. Tschicholina was inspired by a project by Jan Tschichold dating from around 1929. It is a *universal* font without distinction between upper and lower cases, and which has always been considered to have very little future; Jeune Adrian is another experiment with the same characteristics, made by the master Adrian Frutiger (everybody stand up!).... For FontShop's own FontFonts, we do make sure that new designs don't conflict with anybody's previous rights, but when it comes to the foundries who license us their fonts for distribution, we have to rely on their information. There have been cases where we thought a "new" font looked like something we'd seen before, and then we went back to the supplier to get the story. In this case, however, we took Type-ø-Tone's word and we are convinced that they naively did not see any harm in it. We will contact Joan Barjau and advise him to contact Adrian Frutiger. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Barcelona-based foundry run by Joan Barjau, Enric Jardi, Laura Meseguer, and José Manuel Urós. Their typefaces as of early 2016:

View the typefaces made by Type-O-Tones.

For later typefaces, please consult the individual entries of the designers on my site. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

TypePhases (was: vigital tipografia)
[Joan Marti Mas]

Joan Marti Mas' dingbats and fonts. Joan Mas is a Catalan type designer, illustrator and graphic designer in Palma, who offers free and commercial fonts. His free fonts include Cu-tbo-rough (2004, handwriting), Dalicanya (2004), Pero Jefe (2004), Corbatins (2004), Cartelia (2004), Carusses (heads), Ataques, Scroonge (grunge), Tooman (tribal dingbats), Kinky Boots (2004), Viatge Quimic (2004, psychedelic face), Kool Aid Acid Text (2004), CU-TBO (2004, comic book family), Psychopaths (2002), CapsBats (2002), Plantiya (1999), Illustries (2000), Illustrisms (2000 and 2012: vintage scanbats), Amano (handwriting, 2000), DeskSpace dingbats, Bruegheliana, Fazzes, Whimsies (2000), Defora (grunge), Antypepatics (great facial caricatures, some even Picasso-esque), Honcho, Ataques, Taques au gogo, Scroonge, Lletraparits, Collbats (named after the cartoon artist Josep Coll, 1924-1984), Homoningos (2002-2004, human figures), Viatge Quimic (2002, lettering based on ideas of Austrian designer Alfred Roller from the early 20th century), Mandicho (child's hand), Sinky (comic book), Tipejos (human figure outlines), Embrush.

Commercial fonts: Merry Mob (2020), Genteta I, II and III, Absurdies (mad men dingbats), The Joy of Reading (2001), Fontorio (handwriting), Simpa (handwriting), Entestats (2004, dingbats of heads), Incipials 1, Deaf Crab, Racana, Emplomada, Phalopha, Feedback, DaMarka, Bizarries, Brrrush, Threedee, Capsbats 1,2&3 (very original: human heads with things in them), Manualita (handwriting), Ombres 2&3. He (note: Joan is a man's name in Catalonia) also has a sub-page on font creation and typography. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

[Joancarles P. Casasín]

Typerware is a foundry in Barcelona set up in 1993 by Andreu Balius and Joancarles P. Casasín. It offers the following original fonts: TW Czeska, TW FaxFont, TW NotTypeWriterButPrinter, FF FontSoup, Matilde Script, Garcia Bodoni.

Canas Cister Abbey font project.

Creators of the award-winning typeface Universitas Salamantini (Andreu Balius and Joancarles P. Casasín).

Interview with Penela. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

[Andrei Robu]

Andrei Robu is a super-artist, award-winning photographer, art director, illustrator, type designer and rising star based in Barcelona. Andrei started freelancing ca. 2002 shortly landing clients like Sprite and Coca-Cola. In 2006 he became Chief Graphic Designer at Leo Burnett, Bucharest, Romania. In 2008 he joined Acme as a managing partner and design director. After three and a half years he left Acme and started his own practice. In 2014 he relocated to Barcelona where he works together with his partner Andreea Robescu. During his career he founded a few platforms for promoting other talents: Designers Go To Heaven (2009-2017), Calligraphica (2012-2017), Typeverything (2011).

Andrei creates key visuals for branding, packaging, events and artist collections. He has worked with clients such as Adobe, Apple, Bloomberg, Nike, Jordan Brand, Stella Artois, Dailies, Fenwick London, Mastercard, Vodafone, VISA Epos, Coca-Cola, ESPN Magazine, Billboard, Wired, The Golden Globes, Exxon, Toyota, Hiscox.

In 2011, he set up Typeverything in Barcelona. Typeverything features Andrei Robu's typefaces as well as those of other type designers such as Cahya Sofyan, Felipe Calderon, Natanael Gama, Adam Fathony, Matteo Broillet, Simon Walker, Drew Melton, Jason Carne, Lewis McGuffie, and Fer Cozzi.

In his early type designs, we find extraordinary colored geometric experimental typefaces made in 2007 such as Idea, Trick Fun, Trick Squared, Trick (wow!).

In 2009, he made Bs, Merci, Metropolis, Origami, and Think. In 2011, this was followed by Funky. These early typefaces are not featured in his foundry, Typeverything.

His commercial typefaces:

  • Berry (2022). A seven-style+variable font family that oozes mischief and flexes its muscles.
  • Boldoni (2021). A fat face family.
  • Bourbon St (2020). A flashy experimental Marilyn-Monroe-just-walked-into-the-room kinda typeface.
  • Brule (2020). A throwback to the larger-is-better 1970s.
  • Champ (2021, by Cristi Bordeianu and Andrei Robu). A starkly incised display typeface family ranging from fashionable ultra-heavy to a flared thin. It includes a variable font as well.
  • Choco or Robu Choco Script (2017). An upright signage script.
  • Cottonhouse (2019). A Victorian typeface Cottonhouse by Andrei Robu, Kevin Cantrell and Arlo Vance.
  • Deia (2021). Advertized as a 7-weights bracketed serif that will do wonders on packaging projects.
  • Faroe (2022). A 7-style+variable font: a contemporary take on the art-nouveau period.
  • Fat Stencil Numerals (2016).
  • Fitzroy Display (2014). This art deco typeface was co-designed with Kevin Cantrell for the Fitzroy Condos in New York.
  • Flako Stencil.
  • Friseur. A supermarket script based on the 18th-century English roundhand.
  • Graf (2021). A very bold display and poster typeface that livens up the show with strategic ink traps.
  • Kitsune (2015). A thin connected script typeface published at The Designers Foundry. Re-released in 2019 by Typeverything.
  • Loggia (2020). A fashion mag typeface.
  • Loto Sans (2021). A geometric sans family.
  • Marques (2020). A luxurious display font.
  • Misfits (2018). A blackletter typeface.
  • Mochi (2021). An 8-style display sans with pointy terminals.
  • Motorino (2016). A connected retro script typeface.
  • Mr. Banks (2019) and Mr. Banks Serif (2020). Mr Banks is a stencil font.
  • Palace (2022). Based on vintage luggage labels from The Belle Époque (1890-1910).
  • Raval. A blackletter.
  • Roa Display. An angular and angry wedge serif.
  • Robu Bold. A retro signage script typeface originally created in 2010. Released in 2015 at The Designers Foundry. Re-released in 2019 at Typeverything.
  • Robu Grotesk (2017).
  • Robu Display (2017). In the fat didone genre.
  • Robu Stencil (2017).
  • Sharpie Pro (2020). A vernacular marker pen font.
  • Sports Numerals or Robu Sports Numerals (2017).
  • Vance Serif (2018). With Kevin Cantrell. They write: Vance Serif began as a proprietary typeface for Clayton Vance Architecture. Inspired by classical Roman architecture and proportions, Vance burgeoned from geometric angles and slants to decorative swashes and serifs to give life and nuance; architecture vivified by the human persona.
  • Writer (2022). A graffiti font.
  • Zufo (2017). A great children's book or comic strip typeface family.

Subpage with more experimental type. Flickr page. Behance link. Behance link for Typeverything. Old web site. Typeverything link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿


Type cooperative in Barcelona and New York City, est. 2011 by Andrei Robu. Participants include Dan Cassaro, Fernanda Cozzi, Dominic Le-Hair, Ged Palmer, Jeff Rogers, Jeremy Pruitt, Maia Then, Neuarmy, Ryan Hamrick, and Tom Lane. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿


Type and graphic design book published in 2007 by Mao Mao in Barcelona. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ultra Types
[Joan Ramon Pastor Rovira]

Wete, or Wete Cacahuete, or Joan Ramon Pastor Rovira, or Juanra Pastor, or Juanra Wete Pastor, is a Barcelona-based graphic and type designer, b. 1984. He set up Ultra Types in 2012.

Typefaces created by him include the useless monstrosity called Combo (2009), the hand-printed Deibi (2009, free), the text typeface Alba Serif (2010), and the fantastic geometric/mathematical caps face Roke 1984 (2010).

TP Duro (2011) is a blackletter typeface inspired by an Albrecht Dürer design from 1525. It was published in 2019 at Vette Letters in cooperation with Martin Lorenz: VLNL TpDuro. Favela (2011) is a free tattoo face.

In 2012, he designed an experimental / futuristic set of numbers for a Yorokobu magazine section called Numerografia. Still in 2012, he created the Alexander Grotesk typeface family (which can be bought at Ten Dollar Fonts), and Ut One (modular, arc-based).

In 2013, he designed the sans typeface Reefont Condensed on commission for Reebok [under the creative direction of Manuel Lemus]. 4YFN (4 Years Fro Now, 2013) is a minimilaist custom typeface created for an event organized by Mobile World Congress. He also designed Stela UT (a layered stencil font) in 2013. Cairo Slab UT (2013) is based on an alphabet found in 100 alphabets publicitaires (1946).

In 2014, he made an experimental connect-the-dots typeface with Drawbot. Intangibles is a custom-designed didone titling face. UT Rounded is free.

In 2015, Wete made the angular brutalist display typeface UT Nickel.

In 2018, Oscar Cobo and Wete co-designed the piano key variable font UT Morph, which was inspired by Wim Crouwel's Nagasaki poster.

In 2019, Wete designed the logotype for TCM (Turner Classic Movies) and the identity and wayfinding symbols for Hotel El Call.

Typefaces from 2021: UT Barrel (a fat face with serious ink traps).

Behance link. Dafont link. Abstract Fonts link. Personal home page. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿


Small type foundry based in Barcelona specializing in display fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Moises Carracedo Martin]

Graphic designer and art director in Barcelona. His slab serif typeface Deck (2012) relates to the world of skateboarding. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Unoriginal (or: User Unknown)
[Jairo Perez]

Catalan designer of the alien symbolism font Deus Antics (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Urikane Parker

Illustrator from Barcelona, who made Pipe Font (2009). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

V. Guillamon

Valencia-based designer of Shit Lettering (2011) (sic), Anek (2011, outline face), and Eimer (2011, hand-printed poster face). Home page with nice typography. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Valentina Rueda

During her studies in Barcelona, Valentina Rueda designed the kitchen tile typeface Selah (2018), the fine all caps display typefaces Mufasa (2018), Pumba (2018) and Skar (2018), and the all caps titling typeface Fallen (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Valerio Monopoli
[Morula Type (or: Type01 Foundry, or: T1 Foundry)]

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Valístika Studio

Art design studio that outputs some interesting typographical work such as the Hot Nights poster (2009) and the Valistika Pro font (2011). Behance link. Valístika is located in Barcelona. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Vania Nedkova

Graphic designer in Barcelona, who created the rounded techno font TypoPhobia (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Vasava Fonts
[Bruno Selles]

Catalan designer Bruno Selles (b. 1976) set up Vasava Artworks (and later, Vasava Fonts) in Barcelona in 1997. In 2018, he joined the faculty in the Masters in typographic design program at Elisava in Barcelona.

Selles created fonts like VSV-Alergia-Bold, VSV-Alergia-Regular, VSV-ByPass-StencilBold, VSV-Epidermis-Black, VSV-Leila-Bold, VSV-Leila-Medium, VSV-Melon (Light and Regular), VSV-DingDong (I and II), VSV-Lengua-RoundedRegular, VSV-Pachuca-Regular, VSV-Pachuca-Suau, VSV-Romina-Bold, VSV-Romina-Light, VSV-Romina-Regular, VSV-RominaRounded-Light, VSV-RominaRounded-Regular, VSV-Rotula-Regular (2001, by Toni Selles, used to be a free stencil font), VSV-Tirania-Caps, VSV-Tirania-RoundedCaps, ADN, ADN-katakana (pixel fonts, 1998), Neurona, Neurona-katakana (pixel fonts, 1999) and Retina. Some fonts used to be free (but they have gone totally commercial now, it seems).

Custom typefaces include the official Nike Barca font used by the Barcelonba soccer team.

Typefaces from 2015: Matchpoint (a scoreboard or sports jersey typeface), Amaretta (a Suetterlin script-style typeface renamed Amarissima after a few days), Synopsis (a classic small caps or titling typeface).

Typefaces from 2017: Kröwn (3d, beveled).

Typefaces from 2018: Parca (a grotesk sans).

Typefaces from 2019: Abu Dhabi (a custom typeface for Etihad Airlines' magazine Atlas). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Veronica Manchado Lopez

During her studies in Barcelona, Veronica Manchado created a wavy modular typeface (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Veronica Moran

During her studies in Barcelona, Veronica Moran designed the sans typeface Onara (2017), the display typeface Anticontraste (2017) and the geometric solid typeface Momu (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Vicente Rojo

Catalan artist, b. 1932, Barcelona, who works in Mexico. He studied drawing and sculpting. During the Franco persecution, Vicente and his father fled to Mexico City, and fell in love with the city and the country. Exiled Spanish graphic designer Miguel Prieto employed him---together, Vicente and Miguel would go on to have successful careers. In 1953, he became a director at the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes. After some socio-political art exhibitions, he became interested in geometric artforms.

For the magazine Plural, Vicente designed a multiline op-art typeface in 1971. A very geometrical bespoke typeface was created in 1971 as well for the Fondo de Cultura Económica.

Revivals of his typefaces include K22 Plural (2013, Toto). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Vicky Sabater

Graphic designer at MIETIS who is based in Capellades, Spain. In 2018, she designed the stencil / piano key typeface Burger, and the high contrast typeface Desk Type, which was a project at ESDAP Serra i Abella. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Victor Bregante

Barcelona-based graphic designer, who created some typefaces. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Victor Camps Zomeño

During his studies in Barcelona, Victor Camps Zomeño designed the modular stencil typeface Apart (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Victor Navarro Barba

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Victor Oliva

Catalan author of Introducción al estudio del arte del alfabeto en Cataluña (Verdaguer, 1913), a book about the history of the alphabet. Pic of the Epistolae Sancti Augustini alphabet. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Victoria Pashkova

Graphic designer in Barcelona, who used FontStruct to make the pixel font Vice (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Victoria Salsas Dejuan

Vicky Salsas was born in Barcxelona in 1989, and obtained a Masters in fashion design from the London College of fashion, as wiell as a degree from EINA in Barcelona. In 2011, she designed the avant garde typeface Borwicks. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Vince Connare
[Vincent Connare]

Vincent Connare (b. 1960, Boston) is an ex-painter turned type designer, who holds an MA in typeface design from the University of Reading in 1999. In the late eighties/early nineties Connare worked in the Ikarus, Intellifont and TrueType teams for Agfa/Compugraphic, and was one of the first type designers to learn TrueType hinting. Then he joined Microsoft, where he designed Trebuchet (1996) and Comic Sans (1995).

At Connare.com (Seattle), he designed the transitional book text typeface Magpie in 2000. Vincent Connare joined Dalton Maag in the spring of 2001 as production manager. At Dalton Maag he was part of the team that developed Ubuntu and Nokia Pure. His own Magpie typeface was published in 2008 at Dalton Maag as Magpie Typo.

Lesser known fonts by Connare include WildStyle (done for the Agfa Creative Alliance), Fabula (a font for children's texts in Basque, Catalan, Dutch, English, French, Frisian, Irish, Spanish and Welsh), Amaze (for mazes), and Vixar ASCII (1995, for Microsoft).

Connare also enjoys a reputation as an expert font hinter.

There is a movement by Isaac Stanfield to ban Comic Sans, discussed at Typographica and Typophile. Interview by Karen Huang. Piece by Emily Steel. Can Comic Sans look good in design? Check Markku Ylisirniö's Comic Sans poster. At Ampersand in 2011, he concluded "I just wanted to let it go; it just looks ridiculous" explaining why he was not involved with Ascender's Comic Sans Pro.

Video: Influencers and Innovation: Comic Sans (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Vincent Connare
[Vince Connare]

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Virginia Pastor

Badalona, Catalunya-based designer of the sans typeface Literata (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Raquel Pelta]

Raquel Pelta's Spanish web site (Visual Magazine). Has lots of type information, but many links do not work for me.

Raquel Pelta is a graphic design historian who holds a PhD in Arts from Facultad de Bellas Artes de la Universidad de Barcelona. She was professor of history of design at Elisava School of Design (University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona), and editor of Visual magazine (2001-2004). She is curator of exhibitions related to the first and second Spanish Typographical Conferences, held in Valencia in 2004 and 2006. At ATypi 2006 in Lisbon she spoke about the post-war resurgence of Spanish type design. Since 2006, she teaches at the Facultad de Bellas Artes de la Universidad de Barcelona. Biography. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[David Capo Vallbona]

David Capo Vallbona (Walrus) graduated from ESDI. Based in Palma de Mallorca, he designed the condensed titling typeface Prim (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿


Barcelona-based designer of the display typeface HAVTT (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Woodcutter Manero
[Jordi Manero Pascual]

Prolific Barcelona-based type designer. He started out by creating the counterless hand-printed typefaces Woodcutter Dripping Nightmare (2012) and Woodcutter MMXII (2012).

In 2013, he created Gothic Winter (snow-capped blackletter), Woodcutter Anonymous (ransom note font; +part2, 2014), The Shining (movie scanbats), Woodcutter Optical Army (op-art), Viking Runes Shields, Fresh Blood, Pig Rules, Pole Dance, Music+Party, Asian Food, Deers (sic), Woodcutter Amor de Madre (curly tattoo font), Tattoo Vieja Escuela 1, 2 and 3, Origami (animal dingbats), Vintage Motorcycle Club (scanbats), Vintage Christmas (dingbats), Terry Richardson World (scanbats), Woodcutter Wire Fence, Woodcutter Points (textured face), Made in Spain 4, I Love 80s (dings), Drugs (drug paraphernalia dings), Barber Shop (dingbats), Woodcutter del Reves, Adventure Time, New York New York (1 and 2), Woodcutter Dripping Classic, Woodcutter Tinta China (ink splatter font), Woodcutter Cross, Nightmare on Social Media, Breaking Bad (scanbats), Fight Club (boxing scanbats), Boligrafo (sketched font), Robots, Luxury Brands, Woodcutter Buena Lettra, Barcelona (scanbats), Devoto (religious dingbats), Joker (dingbats), Woodcutter Typewritter (sic), Banksy (scanbats), Made in Spain 1, 2 and 3 (company logos), Animal City (funny dingbats), LSD Junior (a scary alphading font), Woodcutter Army (army stencil), Woodcutter El Día De Todos Los Santos (Mexican dingbats), Woodcutter Summer Shadows, and the monster dingbat typeface Woodcutter El Dia del Juicio. Still in 2013, he designed Woodcutter Black Square, DaPunk, Woodcutter Pollita Alegre (a penis font), Woodcutter Hungry Pig, and Woodcutter Hand Light.

Typefaces from 2014: Hospital Icons, Woodcutter Rare Drawings, Headache, Irresistible (rounded sans), Doctor Garcia (textured), Violence, Hipster Icons, Saint Valentine's Day, Mister Manson, Casino (dingbats), Christian Icons, Christmas Icons, Hermes Manero, Beauty (dingbats), Art Icons & Tools, Clouds Mix, Malamadre (grunge), Offset Punk, Manos de Cerdo, Hotel Oriental, Basic Trip, Popeye (scanbats), Viva la Fiesta (flag alphadings), Street Stencil, Supermarket, Ebola Font, Vintage Halloween, Motel Imperial, Clothes, The Second World War (army stencil), Tahs On A Rope, Penis (dingbats), Regular Show (dingbats), Parkinsonism, The 70 Greatest Directors of All Time (scanbats), Smartphone (alphadings), Dripping, Chaos in Wisconsin, Saturno, Gym (dingbats), Angie, Antique Book, Black Rodeo, Gutierrez+, Matias-Font, Viejo-Oeste, Woodcutter-Prison-Tattoo, old+sailor, Italian Revolution, Kid Nightmare, Anderson (rough stencil), Manero (scratchy script), Tecno-Chaos (dot matrix font), Neverland, Martian Font, Radical Block, Woodcutter Delicada, Bon Appetit, Termica, Kandinsky, Hotel Paradiso, Seven Arts, Street Icons, Militaria (dingbats), Undergramo (poster font), Woodcutter Avispa, Fuego Fatuo, Other Space, Electrica Sals, Woodcutter Dramatica, Cocinitas (cooking dingbats), Bad Mother Fucker, Quentin Tarantino (scanbats), El Extraño, Fine Disorder, Woodcutter BCN Style (dripping blood font), Woodcutter Virus, Efectiva, Mogambo (fat brush), Duck Tape, Warriors, Cutre Glam, Woodcutter Sutill Shadow, Woodcutter Future, Rage, Woodcutter Negative, Manolo, Vegetables, Woodcutter Storm (lightning texture), Woodcutter Rare Drawings, Rustic Heavy Metal, Grass, Virgin Mary (scanbats), Laurus Nobilis (wreaths), Mister Bambu, Woodcutter Barcode, Conquest, Multimedia Icons, Preschool, Cursors, Woodcutter Kaos, Woodcutter Lines, Ukraine (constructivist), Meccano, Woodcutter Simple Font, Crux (crucifixes), Dolores (3d), Eyes, MoneyMoneyMoney, Made in Spain 5, Barcelona Mon Amour, New Society (a 3d shadow face), Federico (a hand-printed shadow typeface), Aranea (spider dings), Fifth Avenue (art deco), Beware of Pitbull, Dictators (scanbats), Woodcutter Vintage Cartoon, The American (textured face), Woodcutter Mixed Icons, Apple Japanese Keyboard, Vintage Classics Disney, Carnage College (blood splatter font), Vintage Porn (scanbats), Woodcutter Fontana (textured caps), Woodcutter Mixed Icons, Woodcutter Jet Set, Woodcutter Gothic Drama (blackletter), Woodcutter Relieve, Mixed Icons Vol. 1, Woodcutter Electric, Woodcutter Cloth, Street Style (graffiti font), Gothic Punk, Human Body Parts, Dirty Harry, Woodcutter Fine Sketch, Woodcutter Invisible, Miley Cyrus (scanbats), Old Guard, Circus and Fair, Comic Cover, Woodcutter Gigantismo, Clockwork Orange (scanbats), Dosmilcatorce, The Walking Dead (scanbats).

Typefaces from 2015: Rude High School, Imprenta Gonzales (white on black), Estrategia (textured style), Monkey Business, Venganza (dripping blood font), Woodcutter Executive, Left Hand Comic (textured), Dirty News, Gorilla BCN (a great handcrafted athletic lettering typeface), Neo Protein (bio-grunge), Barrio-Santo (graffiti style), Periodic-Table-of-Elements, TerrorToons, Vanilla-Candy, Baseball-Icons, Boots, Fine-Homage, Jesus-Christ (religious icons), Lock, Meredith (texturted typeface), Neo-Victorian, Old-Europe (soft blackletter), White-Army (military stencil), HeadWear, Oil-Icons, Pollito-Peligroso (white-on-black letters), Taxi, The-Dentist, Planeta Zero (white-on-black letters), Cronenberg, Hell Bar, Horror Poster, Big Gipsy Bro, Peccatum (bloo drip font), Tempus Fugit (grunge), Indiana State (a great shaded titling face), DJ Icons, Gentleman Icons, Dope Crisis (textured), Bad Quality, Love and Hate, Smoking (dingbats), Phantom of the Opera (dripping blood font), Video Games (dingbats), Beauty Initials, Knife, Ciudad Capital, System Error (dot matrix font), Rejilla (gridded font), Punk Survival, Watches, Barrio Chino (grungy typeface), Delayed (dot matrix font), Impertinencia, Ecology, Anchor, Comic Sandchez, Beard, Globe Icons, Jalisco Company (handcrafted 3d typeface), Summer Icons, New Art Deco (textured art nouveau typeface), Gordita Alegre, Banned World, Pixel Chaos, Dirty Grunge, Metal Curvy, Jazz Club, One Percent, Profile, Scoreboard, Sentencia, The Octopus (silhouettes of octopi), New Sailor (tattoo script), Cleaner, Bear Icons, Woodcutter Trama, Manolete (wavy font), Skully (alphadings), Big Designer, Vintage Punk (white on black), Streets of Fire (textured), Nordica, Belle Epoque (art deco), Bakery, The Worlds Best Logos, Special Unit (textured typeface), Manifesto, Shooter, Woodcutter Carnage, Black Rain (sketched), Soft Addiction, Digital Camera Symbols, Surf, Tailoring, Palo Santo, Morbida (rounded athletic letters), Fine Shadows, The Woodcutter (dings), Experimento (textured typeface), Seven Sisters, Senior Citizen (dingbats), Hotel California, Woodcutter Hand 2015, Fire Department (scanbats), Dolor de Muelas [toothache], Hamburger, Vintage Mixed Vol 1 and 2, Torremolinos, Ol Torero (bullfight scanbats), Formula 1 (scanbats), Presidents of the United States of America, Furure Blood (dripping blood typeface), Wild West Icons, Maravillosos, Territorio (textured display face), Forced Flowers, Black Hole, The Death, Extra Fat (comic book font), Cristobal, Cirilico, Fuck Off (a very useful raised middle finger font), Mexican Skull (the best Mexican skull font anywhere), Old Nuremberg, Maria Dolores, China, Street College, Rodriguez, Tourism, Community, Oklahoma (varsity font), Smartphone Icons, Science Icons, Horse, Greek Mythology, Persiana (a Venetian blind font), Alcohol, Whatsap Emoticons, Library (possibly the best library icon font today), Candelita, Remember Me, Flamenco, Universidad 2015 (athletic lettering), Sneakers, Fire, Industrial Worker, Europe, Abstemious, Police, School, Paris, Savage Empire, Nautical (dingbats), Crusader (dingbats), Woodcutter MMXV, Rats, Monster Mash, 5th Avenue Stencil, Baby Icons, New Space, City Icons, Diamonds, Punkland, Temblores, Puttana Antique, Human Anatomy (dingbats), Guerra Santa, Winter Icons, Farm, NeoWriter, Russia.

Typefaces from 2016: Woodcutter People Faces, Ear, Codociosa (grungy), Viking Hell, Simple Myopia (textured, halftone style), Bulbs, Emblem, Vegan Icons, Fleur de Lis, Pregnancy, Harley Davidson, Window, Owl, Native American Indians, The Toy Castle, Aristogramos Chernow, Mediogramo (monogram font), Yes Darling, Dilema Emocional (white on black), Original 301 (draftsman style), Emperador Oscuro (scribbly), Vespa (scanbats), Fine-Sheriff, Hard-Western, Olivia-Garcia (brush script), Woodcutter-Rude-Press (a great handcrafted poster typeface), Printing, Disabled Icons, Golf Icons, Electric Guitar Icons, Airport-Icons, Prudencia (pixel style), Rude-Basic, Stencil-Guerrilla, Tramita-club, Drone, Garden Icons, Feminine Hygiene, Psycho Dad, Intransigencia (textured), Fat Food Icons, Torrebruno, Home Appliances, La Pecosa (textured), Gyn Toons, Insect Icons, Bomb, Special Forces, Business, Irish, Female Underwear, Zombie Salad, Isometric Love, Dinastia (textured), Fireworks, Happy Birthday, Snake Mix, US Election, Spectrum, Extreme Simple, Drunk Sailor (tattoo font), Mountain (dingbats), Cafe Madrid (white on black), Celebration, Rabbit, Rude College, Words, Wingding Review, Transilvania (blood drip font), Tattoo Museum, El Arropeiro (dry brush font), TV (scanbats), Western Dead, Star Wuarras, File Types, Industrial Poison (grunge), Future War, Masacre Digital, Senor Domingo (grungy), Workout Routine (dingbats), Gipsy Bar, Finegrams (ornamental caps, monogram font), Diving (dingbats), Extupida, Dictadura, Euro Estilazo, Cul de Sac, Lions, Woodcutter Olla Barrejada, Cocaine, Monogramos, Gobierno (rounded sans), Maldita Comebolsas, Macho (spurred style), Eagle (great eagle-themed dingbats for East European coup d'etats ca. 1880), Fuck Love, Woodcutter Rocks (white on black), England (dingbats), Mechanic (garage mechanic dingbats), Rodaja (script), Le Petit Chaos, Old Deutschland (blackletter), Mister George, Cloud Candy, Ceporro, Old School Toons, Big Drama (fat poster style), Serial Font, Hotel Madriz, Lady Fiesta, Punk Army, Enfermo Rules, The Laguna, Casa Camaron, Mister Muerte (dripping blood font).

Typefaces from 2017: Sea Life, Sushi Sushi, Destruccion, The Barrio Caps (blackletter for gangs), Prehistoric Paintings, Sumo, Hot Air Balloons, Woodcutter Self-Portraits, Manero Universe (grune), Digital Dark Sister (LED font), New Watch (LED style), Free Biker (spurred tattoo font), The King, Canada, Super Hero, Target Shooting, Smokeland, Rabia Absoluta, Infringement, Gifts Icons, Sprinkled (textured), Miopia Internacional, Chupapollas, Orientalismus (oriental emulation), Technopollas, Doctor Punk (ransom note font), Global Terror, Bananas Social Club, Wedding, Coffee Icons, Archeology, Graffiti Tags, Maquina de Escribir (old typewriter font), Little Candy Shop, Madre Superiora (script), Territorial, Diogenes, Cyber Tittle, Pain Explosion, Panchito Style, Lightning Bolt, Pixeland, Club Seven Espadas, Chandelier, Computer Mouse, Restroom, Wash Care, Hell Circus, Extraterrestre, Pix Punk, Lamp, Pizza, Pirate Style, Vacaciones, Hecatombe, Fuente Manerismo, La Cucaracha (white on black), Plastic Surgery, Mafia Mix, Dirty Classic Machine (old typewriter), Woodcutter Noise, Cokelines, Simple Cream, Vintage Poison, Lighter Icons, Pacific Break, Maldito Gringo, Bazar Costa, Doctor Satan (dripping blood font), Caja Fuerte (textured stencil typeface), Saint Peter (brush script), Bela-Lisboa, Ear, Future-Socialism (constructivist), Poop, Retro-Toons, Tattoo-Pro-Icons, Victorian-Gang, Woodcutter-Justice, Writing, Amusement-Park, Linoleum, Funny Barber (shaded), Decadence, Victorian Gang, Depalma (spurred sans), Bela Lisboa.

Typefaces from 2018: La Gilda, Portugal Vintage, Call to Huesi, Wood Xmas, Black Empire (a fancy blackletter), Benedicto (a textured all caps typeface), Pixel Icons, Hysterical, Cadalso 74 (grunge), Gramitos, Negroni Chaos, Carajillo de Anis, Hail Disney, Pen Icons, Neo Spain (a glitch font), Adolfito, Anesthesia, Don Pasquale, The Imperial, Juanita Banana, Sovereignty, Bloody Winter (dripping blood font), Drunk College, Sunset Boulevard (shadow font), Miss Order (3d effect font), Burning Manero, Dirty War (a grungy military stencil), Press Division (a shadow font), Fight Team 18, Time To Dead (grunge), Woodcutter Clasica, La Nueva Vieja Escuela (a paint drip font), Woodcutter Animal Faces, Crochet (a softly spurred typeface), Marshal Manero, Nou Barris Bcn, Bad Things (a dripping blood font), Biker Vamp, Insuperable, Pain Shop, El Monstruo del Raval, Arabesque Ornaments, Fans, Tarraco City, Woodcutter Basic Viking (rune simulation), The Hurraca Company, Broken Press, Carnage 1974 (a dripping blood font), Manicomio Woodcutter (a very funny comic book style dingbat font), Amor (spurred), Rompetechos, Electric Punk, Happy Square, Bad Signal (a glitch font), Funny Death, Fresh Nieve (paint drip font), Rota en mil Pedazos (a glitch font), Perra Gorda, Goma de Mascar (a bubblegum font), Mister Love, La Deco Klan, Glitchland, Hackerchaos, Vicious Stencil, Hippie (dings), Skate (dingbats), Dinosaur Icons, Mastodontus, Alphaletras, Torito Style (a woven font), Problems in Wisconsin, Alarma Social, Rue Mademoiselle, Tree Icons, Go Go Sports, Rage Against Mom, Hell Kitchen, Black Order, Black Trident, Sale, War Times (dingbats), Ice Cream Icons, Bastardo, Titi Yayo Rules, Jailbreak, Britannia (blackletter), Venenosa (grungy letterpress), The Gallery (3d, sketched), El Puto Amo, Finolis, Lovegramos (monogram font), Smartwatch, Interferencias (glitch font), Hostage (ransom note font), Miss Antonia (grungy caps), Bocadilla de Mortelada, Bitcoin, Car Parts, Celtic Knots, Cock (rooster dingbats), Dubious Reputation, Funny Chaos, Garage Imperio (shaded, vintage), Geometriarquia (archeological stone font), Good Morning, Graphic Design (dings), Hard Core, HoldFast (spurred), MacizoCompany, Milk, New Gang (garage dingbats), Ninja and Samurai, PhayaThai (Thai emulation), Robotic Arm, Rotunda, Social Media Circled, Stone Block, Unicorn, Victorious (Victorian), Gypsyland, Modernist Chaos, Rata Negra, MMA Champ, Love Initials, Doctor Glitch, Mad College, E-Commerce (dingbats), Sheriff (dingbats), Outline Mix, Stencil Icons, Fairy Tales (dingbats), Alfabetizacion, Night Fever Again, Jodido & Noble, Woodcutter Oligarquia, Screwdriver, Baroque Explosion, Seville Kid, Huesitos, Hanging Party, Brave Grams, Tower of London (outlined, Tuscan), Quintanar de la Orden, Punk West, El Forastero, The Enemigo (ink splash font), El Camino, Finisterre (thin sans).

Typefaces from 2019: Ho Chi Minh City, Retro Team, Brushland, Stamp Empire, The Drama Army (an irregular military stencil), Space Grunge, Disturbed (a glitch font), Dead Corporation, El Tito Adolfo (textured), Dirty Deco, Mister Black, Grunge Manifesto, Dark College, Indian casino (a striped Far West font), Heil West (Tuscan), Bonesitos (a bone font), Bad Santa Company, Felipe Segundo, Vanity Garden, Rough Blacky, Rough City (textured, weathered caps), California, Canarias, Chernobyl (weathered), Beauty Bee (an inky script), Chain Style (a bike chain font), Spaniard Soldier, The Matadero (a slimey font), Lapicero, The Minima, House Icons, La Distinguida, Fuente Jalisco, Cordoba, Extreme Glitch, Simulacro, Dies Irae Saloon, El Hispano (decorative Tuscan capitals), Senorita Esmeralda (Tuscan; white on black), Easy Listening, Cool Chaos, Guarrilla, Big Dealer (a grungy poster typeface), Lord British (decorative caps), Cantina Jalisco (Tuscan), Disco Paradiso (brush font), Dark Metal Institute, Asteroide, Bloody Office (dripping blood font), Los Chapters, Home Entertainment, Witch, Cemetery King (dripping blood font), Steel Soldier (a military stencil), Estreno (a dot matrix font), Cat Faces, Gears Icons, Flower Icons, Hardcore Poster, Northern Army (a military stencil), Casimiro, Pantano Gipsy (sic), Zodiac Mix, Insane Empire, Break Summer, Wood Hell Company, Merluza Company (a grungy typeface), Metalurgia Sexual, Aztec Icons, Cemetery Picnic, Pantano Thing, Falange Punk, Jupiter Team, Breakdance, Origaminator, Gothic Gotera, Friday 14, Wifi Icons, Parque del Buen Retiro, Bato Todo El Rato (a graffiti font), Neo Nacional (a shadow font), Capitan Morgan (a Tuscan pirate font), Habitacion 37, Santa Monica (a shadow font), Casino Bar (shaded font), El Boxeador, Attack the Block, Sister Ant, Hard Tree, Another Round, Charcuteria, Thor Gonzalez, Crappy Town (grungy), European War (eroded military stencil), Rock of Times (3d), Crazy Saigon (shaded), Diamondgrams (monograms), Humanoide 2014 (a dripping blood font), Cheddar Cheese (weathered type), Alberto ha Vuelto, Sweet Cake, Cortocircuito (a glitch font), Potorro Angular, Hijo Puta Peligroso (a 3d shadow font), Constitution, Mastodonte, Street Reich, Hispania Manero, Pureta, Pandora, Spray Letters, Roca de Escama, Fat Mom Rules, Thespian, Stencil Time, Isometria Club (3d), Meteoritox, Cinema Capitol, Barna Break, Scratch Night Team, The Estampada, Afterhours, B-Team, Caballito, Ampersand, Gothic Manus, Espana (spurred, Western), Circus Manerus (Tuscan circus font), Hood Army Stencil, Negative System, Positive System, Pagan Symbols, Andy Capp, American Sign Language, Tiki Idols, Greek Column, Maze, Euro Western, Speed Grams, Tiki Tako, Burgos City (waethered caps), The Company (inline caps), Waste Money (a striped money font), Speedy Retro (a circus font), La Rapidita (a speed emulation font), Chill-out Gang, Resistance (grunge), Normandy Squad (condensed military stencil), Last Round, Tecno Extrema, Madrid Grunge, Escabetxina, Face To Sun, Sailor Gonzalez (a tattoo font), Times Now (a codex font), Sergi Tete, Orgasm Co.

Typefaces from 2020: Pocket Change, Basura Humana, Korean Icons, Construction Icons, Cowboy Manero (handcrafted, Western), National College, Big Junkie Joe, New World Order, Le Club Parisien, Hardcore Attitude (grungy), Orchestra Icons, Soccer Icons, Tennis, Billiard, Startup Icons, The Fortune, Imperator, La Ramera de Barcelona, The North Hell, Soccer Team, Traditional Punk (a ransom note font), Seismo Club (a glitch font), Ugly, Pistolas, Thailand Icons, Renderland (beveled), Traditional Tattoo Parlour, Retro Computer (halftone font), Vintage Glitch, Torquemada in da house, Louisiana Biker Shop, Le Casino Royale (vintage caps, almost Tuscan), Property of Thor, Los Angeles MMXX (a dripping blood blackletter), American Dreamer (a circus font), American Signs, Back To The Fantasy, Badass Draws, Ballooning, Barcelona Streets (a dripping paint font), Battle of Gettysburg, Bisturi Night Club (a marquee font), Born To be Strong (grungy), Bourbon Whiskey, Century Manero (blackletter), Crunch Motel, Decorative Stencil, Drunk Company, Fat Enterprise, Fellini Club, Gameboard, Gorilla Team, Grandma Rules (a stitching font), Grindcore Records (a scratchy font), Hygiene Icons, La Cebadita, Laia the Great Blondie, Latino Heart, Mass Hysteria, Neo Metropolis, Old Celtiberian (blackletter), Oscuro Club (a heavy grungy brush font), Pandemic&co, Poster Queen, Retro Killer (splattered blood font), Saint-Tropez, Sangre y Arena, Se Esta Lianado, Skate Brand (grungy), Spanish Nightmare (a glitch font), The Happy Bear, The Poster King (grungy), Trabello, Trapeze Artist, Western Samurai, City of Brussels, Daddy Ink (a dripping blood font), Conflictive, Albacete Team, Ornaments Salad, Strong Brain, Hand Shadows Icons, Hello Kitty, Bunker Lowercase (a blackletter), LSD Glitch, Rounder Dirty Team, Ole Torrero, Doctor Terror, Hello Chilly (a glitch font), Donuts Icons, Candy Icons, Holy Bible, Old Japanese, Gothic Notausgang, Adventure Magazine, Nordic Thunder, Black Metal, Franco Bros, Saigon Hotel, Piratas, English Bulldog, Mount Olympus (stone cut Greek emulation), Recreativos, Coronavirus, Dirty And Elegant (grungy), 18 Army (an army stencil), Dirty Streets (grungy), Dark Citizen (grungy), Wild Spain, Marbella, Woodcutter People Faces Vol2, Hawaiian Icons, Vietnam, Maps of USA, Comandante Glitch, Planets, Documenta (a shadow font), Ghetto Bros, Charnego (a wooden plank font), Westfalia (a blackletter), Oi!oi!oi! Party (a ransom note font), Bad Gringo (Tuscan), La Formalita, Sabandija Asquerosa, Woman Faces, Dark Tales, Model Woman Silhouettes, Super Impacto, Adolfo's Punk Restuarant, Virginia, Henry McCarty (a grungy western font), Neo Euskal Herria (a Basque font), Heartbreaking, Battery Icons, Space Rangers, Terremoto, La Distorsionada (a glitch font), New York Press (textured ultra fat caps).

Typefaces from 2021: Retro Grunge West, The Bandido (spurred), Casino Madrid, Rosita's Dinner, Mom's Gang (a grungy slab serif), Las Brigadas (a military stencil), Typewriter Grunge, Fire Safety Icons, Zodiac Killer Code, Hearts Salad, American Offset (a halftone texture font) Schizoid Personality, Happy Ending (a dripping semen font), María Magdalen, Nuevo Orden Nacional, Future Shit, Carnage Movie Poster (brush), Big Holidays (counterless), San Judas Tadeo, The King Of Wall (a ransom note font), Graffiti City, Spanish College (a sports font), Campo De La Bota, History Icons, Gothic War, Rocking Bunny, White Storm, Police Department, Rebel Hero, Graphic Lady, La Casa Del Cementerio, Picapiedra (a 3d stone font), Barcelona Scared (a dripping blood font), Nightmare On Raval Streets, High Moon, The Lord of War, La Isla Tortuga (a pirate font), Carmen Polo Superstar (script), Napolitana, New Dimension (3d), Heavy Steel, Barna Hardcore, Fine Books (Initial caps), Descompensada (a ransom note font), Rifle Casual, Espana Imperial, Big Titles, La Costa Dorada is Spain, Brasil Icons, Indonesian Icons, Los Guripas (a grungy blackletter). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Xavi Palouzié

Graphic designer from Barcelona who made the potato stamp typeface Geo Basic Fifteen (2013), in which all letters are crafted from fifteen basic geometric shapes.

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Xavi Teruel

Graphic designer in Barcelona who created Futura Shadow (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿


Xavier (aka xapadisseny) is the Catalan designer of the beautiful free hand-printed typeface family Carta (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Xavier Boluda

Barcelona-based creator of the free modular techno (perhaps soccer shirt?) typeface Melbourne (2014) and the free handcrafted typeface Munich (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Xavier Lanau

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Xavier Ortega

Barcelona-based designer of the handcrafted typeface Axiver (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Xavier Puig

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Xavier Quintana Soler

Barcelona-based designer of the fashionable typeface Birth Display (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Xenia Casado

Barcelona-based designer of Seagram (2014), a squarish typeface that was inspired by Mies van der Rohe. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Xiao Lin Liu

During his studies in Barcelona, Xiao Lin Liu designed the modular stencil typeface Linium (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Xisco Barcelo

Palma de Mallorca, Spain-based designer of the hexagonal stencil typeface Dimetric (2016) and the octagonal typeface family Xfont (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Studio in Barcelona responsible for the foliate typeface Leafont (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yannick Buchs

During his studies in Barcelona, Yannick Buchs created the modular constructivist typeface Hard Type (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yannick Buchs

During his studies in Barcelona, Yannick Buchs designed the modular typeface Hard Type (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yasmina Parés

Art director and graphic designer in Barcelona, who created the vernacular signage typeface Ultramarino (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yermine Richardson

Designer in Barcelona who grew up in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Her company is called Shiny Design. Creator of the fat rounded multicolor alphabet The Shiny Face (2011). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ze Studio
[Pere Esquerra]

Ze Studio (Barcelona) is most likely run by Pere Esquerra. He created the curly script typeface Clotilda Script (2015), the handcrafted Therevel (2015), the free handcrafted typeface Ejizu in 2015 and the fat brush script Julyan. He also designed the retail handcrafted fonts Scriptkulus (2015), Ze Typeface (2015) and Robix Script (2015).

Typefaces from 2016: Selfish, Grimm Brush (free), Hidoku (brush script), Cinthia, Julianne Script, Shandala Brush, Mahatma (smooth brush). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Zehra Aylin Ozcan

During her studies at Instituto Europeo di Design in Barcelona, Zehra Aylin Ozcan created the rounded sans typeface Presida (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Zozu Edzech

Designer and art director in Barcelona. Behance link.

Creator of the ornamental slab typeface Suede (2011), the multiline ornamental titling typeface Nando (2011) and the circle-themed geometric typeface Cercles (2011).

In 2012, Zozu designed the free alchemic typeface Nina.

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Zyan Graphics

Zyan Graphics (Barcelona) is the creator of the free display font family Niewe (2013).

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