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Type design in Catalunya



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Luc Devroye
McGill University
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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).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Adria Molins

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

Adriá Gómez

Graphic designer in Barcelona, b. 1990. Creator of the free modular typeface Johanna (2012) and the 10-style organic sans typeface family Wake (2013).

He created a font and icons for La Molina Wayfinding (with Sergi Diaz and Jaume Juan).

Typefaces from 2014 include Luthier (a free transitional typeface family with wedge serifs), Wake (an elliptical sans) and Margot (free).

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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 fonts designer 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).

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Adriana Sanchez

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

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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 good poster for Berlin. [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 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 Olivares

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

Albert Ballesté

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

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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: Aghila, Wex, Malk, Fulgura, Dawner, Hebe, Mulago, Wako, Senzi, Awelita, Serpi, Connexion (circuit typeface), Caramelo, Matcha, Rustika (art nouveau). Dafont link. [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 Pizarro

Graphic designer and illustrator from Barcelona who works in London. Behance link.

Creator of Excritura (2013, a calligraphic script influenced by the work of the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi), Die Modularität (2012), De Palo (2011), Scriptura (2011, a calligraphic connected script), Variable (2010), this triangle/circle based modular type, of GoodBye (experimental type based on Barcelona's night lights), and of a geometric custom-designed typeface for the Aroy Restaurant in Barcelona.

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

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 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 Trochut

Barcelona-based grandson of Joan Trochut of Super-Veloz fame. Fantastic graphic designer in his own right. 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 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.

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

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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]  ⦿

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]  ⦿

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]  ⦿

Amaia Arrazola

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

An Gri

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

Ana Dorado
[Tipos en red]

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Ana V. Francès

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

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Andrea Arques

During her graphic design studies in Barcelona, Andrea arques created the tattoo font Rocker Slab (2014) and Christmas Icons (2014). [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).

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Andrea Garcia

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

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 faces, 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 faces. 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 faces 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 Zaragoza

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

Angel Alvarez
[Tipode]

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Angel Cebrian

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

Behance link. Google Web Fonts link. [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 Tilche

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

Antidesign
[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 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]  ⦿

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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ASCO

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

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

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

Earlier work of Santos Bregaña includes the Kai family (1999, with Mikel Enparantza) at Garagefonts.

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

Atipus

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
[Fluorink]

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Axel Durana

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

Bababau
[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]  ⦿

BaseLAB
[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]  ⦿

Bernat Gramage/Toni Benlliure
[Estudi Xarop]

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Bill Cardona

Mahon, Menorca-based art director, who created the rounded tweetware typeface Puig (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Birgit Palma

Austrian graphic designer located in Barcelona. She created the ornamental caps alphabet Reproduction (2012).

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Birgit Palma

Barcelona-based designer and illustrator. In 2014, she made the Escher-inspired typeface Oxymora. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Blackletra
[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 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. Gandur New (German expressionist) and Gandur Alte (closer to Textura) followed in the summer of 2014.

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

bocr

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

Bogidar Mascareñas

Editorial and graphic designer in Barcelona who designed a macho poster headline face in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

BohFonts
[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 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 Artworks]

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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 at Escola Superior de Disseny, ESDi. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Caligraft
[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.

Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cami Alama

For her final project at EASD Valencia in Spain, Cami Alama created the Dutch Krulletter typeface Krullcoplate Script (2014). [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 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 is based in Barcelona.

In 2013, he designed the humanistic 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.

Behance link. [Google] [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.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

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]  ⦿

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. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Carolina Poch

Carolina Poch Enciso is an illustrator and graphic design student 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]  ⦿

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 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]  ⦿

Cesc Aldabó
[Ceskus Disseny]

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Cesc Aldabó

Designer in Barcelona. Behance link. Critters inspired him to create the experimental typeface Climb (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ceskus Disseny
[Cesc Aldabó]

Cesc (Francesc) Aldabó (Ceskus Disseny) is based in Sant Cugat des Valles and/or Terrassa, Spain. Studio Ceskus Disseny created Dingbat Space Invaders (2013, FontStruct), a pixel font inspired by the 1978 video game by Taito Corporation. He also shows Letterplayground (a space and alphabets created by Nate Williams). His graffiti style Grafftastics alphabet (2013) was 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.

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

Ch. Engel

Barcelona-based lettering artist. An example of his craft. [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 typeface Meddusa (2014). Behance link. Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Christopher Burke
[Hibernia Type]

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Ciscu Design

Ciscu Design (Barcelona) created the display typeface No in 2014. Its designer studied at ESDI in Barcelona in 2014. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Claudia Quiñoa

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

Connare.com
[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 or had a big hand in Trebuchet (1996) and Comic Sans (1995).

At Connare.com (Seattle), he designed the transitional book text typeface Magpie in 2000. That typeface was published in 2008 at Dalton Maag as Magpie Typo.

He designed WildStyle for the Agfa Creative Alliance. He created 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.

Note that there is a movement by Isaac Stanfield to ban Comic Sans, discussed at Typographica and Typophile. Interview by Karen Huang. Piece by Emily Steel.

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. 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]  ⦿

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]  ⦿

Creatype
[Sergi Mana]

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

cristianjr

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

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
[Dúctil]

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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.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dan Gu

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

Daniel Cifuentes

Badalona, Spain-based designer of the typeface family Niu Sasson (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daniel Gago Valbuena

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

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
[Blackletra]

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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.

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

Dario Trapasso

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

David Acevedo

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

David Capo Vallbona
[Walrus]

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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 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).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

David Torres

Barcelona-based desgner of the contrasted sans typeface Goudal (2014). Behance link. [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.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

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]  ⦿

Device

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

Dorian

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]  ⦿

Dos BCN
[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 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]  ⦿

Dúctil
[Damià Rotger Miró]

Damià Rotger Miró (b. 1981, Ferreries, Menorca) is a type designer, letterer and graphic designer at Dúctil in Palma de Mallorca.

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 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.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eduard Puig Sanchez

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

Eduardo Manso
[Emtype]

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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.

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

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 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]  ⦿

Elige Chose

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

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]  ⦿

Emtype
[Eduardo Manso]

Emtype is the foundry in Buenos Aires that was founded in 1997 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 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.

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.

Ciutadella (2012) was originally commissioned by Mario Eskenazi's studio. It is a versatile geometric sans serif, a simple, clean and direct family.

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

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

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:

  • Champs Elysées (1956).
  • Flash (1953). Digital forms include Neufville's Flash ND and the URW copy called Flashes by Ralph M. Unger (2007).
  • Aragón: an art deco face. This was digitized by Nick Curtis as La Reyna Catalina NF, 2006).
  • Ilerda (1945, Neufville). This typeface is also known as Champs Élysées in France, where it was published by FTF.
  • Les Catalanes (1952). A Western saloon font that was never produced. It was digitized by Nick Curtis as Daliwood NF (2006), and by Harold Lohner as Cattle Annie (2006).
  • Paris Light (1953), Paris Medium (1953), Paris Bold (1953): all published at Neufville.
  • Fuga de Arabescos (1954, Neufville): flowing ornaments.
  • Île de France (1960). An incised typeface.
  • Revivals of other typefaces by Crous-Vidal include Anomique (2014, Benjamin Woodlock).

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]  ⦿

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]  ⦿

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). [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). [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 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. The resident type designer is Javier Mariscal. For Hannover Modern, Jose Manuel Uros developed one Egyptian style of this typeface. [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

Catalan punchcutter (b. Ripoll, 1721, d. 1788). Andreu Balius won a Bukvaraz award for the typeface Pradell at Bukvaraz 2001. 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: 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]  ⦿

Fail Better

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

FC Barcelona, Real Madrid

FC Barcelona (2009), Premier League (2007), and Real Madrid 2009 (2009) are athletic lettering typefaces made 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 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.

Klingspor link. MyFonts link. MyFonts foundry link. Behance link. [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]  ⦿

Fernando Rangel

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

Ferran Milan Oliveras

Graduate of the University of Reading in 2011 who lives in Catalunya and/or the UK. 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. Its angular and stocky design makes it ideal for use in catalogs and magazines.

In 2013, Pilar Cano and Ferran Milan codesigned 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. [Google] [MyFonts] [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]  ⦿

Fluorink
[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]  ⦿

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). Shee created the experimental typface Morse Code (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]  ⦿

Franko Rosas

Graphic designer in San Diego and Tijuana, who created the block faces 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 faces such as Liber13 (high-contrast squarish poster face) and Lisa The Lush. [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 typoe catalogs for sale. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Fundición Tipográfica José Iranzo
[José Iranzo]

Fundición Tipográfica José Iranzo is a Spanish foundry which published type faces 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 faces, 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), Juan Castillo Script (1995, irregular handwriting of an old man, Typerware), 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, grune 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 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]  ⦿

Gerald Puig
[Tipocondriac]

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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]  ⦿

Gilbert Bages

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

Gina Serret

Graphic designer in Sabadell, Catalunya, who was born in Barcelona. Behance link.

Gina's Canica (2011) 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. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Giuseppe de Cesare
[BohFonts]

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Giuseppe Salerno
[Resistenza]

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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]  ⦿

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]  ⦿

Hibernia Type
[Christopher Burke]

Hibernia Type is run by Christopher Burke (b. 1967), the British designer of the text typeface Celeste (FontFont, 1999-2000) and Celeste Sans (2004). His balanced sans serif text typeface Pragma ND (1995) is available from Neufville. Chris got a Ph from, and later taught typography at the University of Reading from 1996-2001. He was instrumental in setting up the MA program in type design at Reading. In 2002, he finished Parable, which was published at FontFont as FF Parable.

Author of Renner, Paul: 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. 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. [Google] [MyFonts] [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]  ⦿

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]  ⦿

Inkclear
[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.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Inquietto
[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]  ⦿

Iñigo Jerez Quintana
[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]  ⦿

Iria Caballero

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

Isa Lapera Solbes

Isa Lapera is a graphic designer in Barcelona. She created the experimental Ciocco ball terminal typeface in 2013 together with Carolina Poch, a student at ELISAVA. In 2014, she created the minimalist experimental typeface Lapera. 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). [Google] [More]  ⦿

James George Dunn
[Type For Now]

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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).

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

Javier Mariscal
[Estudio Mariscal]

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Jesus Morentin
[Bunker Type]

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Jimmie Zu
[Dos BCN]

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Joan A. Alegret
[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.

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

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.

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 codesigned Super Veloz in 2005.

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
[Typerware]

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Joancarles P. Casasín
[BaseLAB]

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Joancarles P. Casasín

Catalan type designer (b. Barcelona, 1969) who made ITC Belter and FF FontSoup.

He is co-principal of Typerware with Andreu Balius, in Barcelona. At Typerware, he codesigned 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).

Interview with Penela. Fontfont link. FontShop link. Behance 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

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.

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Jordi
[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
[Tipografies]

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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]  ⦿

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 faces 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 Iranzo
[Fundición Tipográfica José Iranzo]

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José Manuel Urós
[Neue]

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José Manuel Urós

Aka Josema Uros. Self-taught programmer in Barcelona, b. 1956, who set up the typefoundry 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.
  • Designer at type-o-tones in Barcelona of Ebu Script (2007). This is a techno script created together with Joan Barjau.
  • Chico (2009).
  • 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).

Interview by MyFonts.

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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 Maria Pujol i Sanmartin

Typography professor at the Escola Eina, 1947-2012 (Barcelona). [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.

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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 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 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]  ⦿

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. [Google] [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 faces 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).

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Kevin Kwik

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

Kickingbird
[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 faces 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.

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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.

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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 Tipomatika
[Joan A. Alegret]

Joan A. Alegret ("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. Behance link. Old URL. Dafont link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Lamosca

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

Lara Captan

Graphic designer in Lebanon. Creator of the angular chancery typeface Cancellarecta (2012) at The Cooper Union. She graduated from Escola de Disseny i Art in Barcelona. [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 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 Garcia

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

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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) and co-author of Cómo crear tipograías. Del boceto a la pantalla (Tipo E). MyFonts link. Fontshop link. Her typefaces:

  • Adelita (1993-2007). A connect-the-dots typeface family codesigned by Laura Meseguer and Adela de Bara.
  • 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.
  • 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 by Eugen Nerdinger and Lisa Beck. Lola won an award at TDC 2013. Its outgrowth, Lalola (1997-2013), won a TDC 2014 Certificate of Excellence.
  • Multi (2012). 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.
  • 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. It was created by Laura Meseguer based on the lettering used to announce the textile designs that Alexander Girard did for Herman Miller in 1955.
  • 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.

Interview by MyFonts.

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]  ⦿

Le Moustache!

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

Letterjuice
[Pilar Cano]

Letterjuice is the British typefoundry 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, codesigned with Ferran Milan, grabs elements from Scotch Roman and old Dutch typefaces.
  • Sampi (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.
  • Aanaar (2014) was originally designed for children's textbooks.
  • Seat Sans is a corporate typeface codesigned with Minsk Disseny in 2014.

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

Lletraferits

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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LletresCAT

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
[Lughdailh]

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Lua Ribeira

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

Lucia Walter

Fine Arts graduate from the University of Barcelona, who is now at Central Saint Martins College of Art&Design in the UK. She revived a 1931 typeface by Carlos Winkow, called Elzeviriano Ibarra (2011). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lucía Castro Triay
[P.A.R.]

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Lughdailh
[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).

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Luis Carlos Redondo
[Inkclear]

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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.

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Mademoiselle Aida

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

Manfred Klein
[Manfred Klein's Fonteria]

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Manfred Klein's Fonteria
[Manfred Klein]

Frankfurt-based designer (b. 1932) 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]  ⦿

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. His fonts include a modern transitional typeface that is being revived, recovered and digitized by Josep "Pep" Patau Bellart in Barcelona. [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 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 Gibert Cadevall

Barcelona-based graphic and typeface designer. Home page. [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.

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Marc Monguilod

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

Marek Byra

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

Maria Chiara Cuppone

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

Maria Montes (Melboure, Australia) created Milosz Italic at Eina, Barcelona, in 2011. The great angular semi-calligraphic typeface March Twenty Two (Sans, Serif) was created during the Summer Condensed Program at Cooper Union in NYC in 2012.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Maria Mora

Maria Mora and Claudia Dunkel codesigned 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
[Minimo]

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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 Herrero

Graphic designer in Barcelona who created the piano key typeface The Pianist (2013). [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.
  • Better Heather (2000): a cleanup of De Nada's script font Heather.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.

Klingspor link. Dafont link. Fontspace link. [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

Designer in Barcelona. Behance link. She has been working since 2008 on some gorgeous typefaces, such as Ophelie, 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. [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 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]  ⦿

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]  ⦿

Matias Porta

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

Mecanic Dentista

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

Melani Lleonart

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

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mercè SV

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). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Meri Prat

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

[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]  ⦿

Minimo
[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 codesigned the corporate typeface Seat Sans with Pilar Cano. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Miquel Lloret

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

Moises Carracedo Martin
[Unografik]

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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). [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]  ⦿

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]  ⦿

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]  ⦿

Natasza Salanska

Barcelona-based designer of the hand-printed typeface Aloha (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Neruuu

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]  ⦿

Neue
[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] [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 faces 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 faces 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. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

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]  ⦿

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]  ⦿

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. [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.

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).

Her talk at ATypI 2014 in Barcelona is entitled Fonts out of ink. [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).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Olga Robles

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

Oriol

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

Oriol Armengou
[Toormix]

[More]  ⦿

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 has a Phd in Letterpress Typography and teaches at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Barcelona. At ATypI 2014 in Barcelona, he spoke about the geminated el (l-l) in the Catalan language. [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 Marchal
[Inquietto]

[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]  ⦿

Pablo Bosch

Pablo Bosch (Valencia, Spain) developed the legible typeface Atiza (2013) during an intensive study program at Type@Cooper in New York. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Paloma Martinez

Print and web designer in Barcelona. Creator of the elliptical face Brida Slab (2011), a snowboarding competitions typeface. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pangramas
[Pedro Sanoja]

Pangramas is Pedro Sanoja in Barcelona. 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). [Google] [More]  ⦿

P.A.R.
[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).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Patrice Barnabé

Barcelona-based graphic designer who created the alchemic typeface Kyrie (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

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 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]

[More]  ⦿

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 Mastrangelo

Paula Mastrangelo, who lives 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.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pedro Azevedo Gonçalves
[Alter Order]

[More]  ⦿

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
[Pangramas]

[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 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]  ⦿

Pilar Cano
[Letterjuice]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Pilar Torcal

Barcelona-based creator of Galang (2012, an alchemic typeface).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

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. 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 find 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

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 Solsona

Pol Solsona (Sabadell, Catalunya, and Helsinki, Finland) created the experimental typeface Fuck Stereotypes (2011). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Polopgraphic

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.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ra Eu

Barcelona-based designer. His free shadowed typeface Isaac Oplup (2013) is an homage to Isaac Diaz Pardo (1920-2012), a Galician intellectual, painter, ceramicist, designer, editor and entrepreneur.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

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.

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

Rafael Jordán Oliver

Aka Barry Bianco (b. Alzira, 1983), Graphic designer based in Valencia, Spain. For his graduation project in 2013, he created the ironwork font Nord, which is based on the modern letters of Gregorio Muñoz in Valencia's train station L'Estació del Nord. Other typefaces by Rafael include Geometric Obsession (2014, experimental) and Didac (2014, a didone; buy it here). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Raffael Ferran i Peralta

Catalan creator of 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.

Klingspor link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

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 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 Pelta
[Visual.gi]

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Resistenza
[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 Berlin and Turin.

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, hand-printed), 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, 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: Elastica (hand-drawn poster family), Nautica (copperplate script), 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, codesigned with Paco Gonzalez), Dolce Caffe 3D, Coming Home (a hairline curly script based on a childish handwriting), 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).

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. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rhythm n Type

Typefoundry in Barcelona, est. 2011. Creators of the fatty didone face Bendita (2011).

Postscript: Joan Alegret's typefoundry, La Tipomatika seems related---at least, the typeface Bendiat seems to be shared across these two typefoundries in Barcelona. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

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 faces include GAUDI (1962, available from Neufville), XENIUS, HELIOS, GAYA CIENCIA (1973), BIBLOS, POMPEYA and MARYLAND. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Ricard Marxer Piñón
[Caligraft]

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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 .

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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]  ⦿

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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Ruth Dominguez

Graphic designer Ruth Dominguez (Barcelona) created the text typeface Gala in 2013. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ruxandra Duru

Graphic designer in Barcelona, who created the angular text typeface Botanica (2014), and the blackletter-inspired Textura Nova (2014, for the modern monk). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sabina Irina Chipara

Graduate of the Design Department of the National University of Art in Bucharest, Romania. She created MoRo (2012, Modern Romanesc: an artsy typeface), Arhaic Romanesc, Moro Regular, and Moro Bold. 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.

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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 codesigned DesignOrDie.

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

Salvador Dali

The great surrealist Salvador Dali (1904-1989) created a pornographic alphabet that he called Paule Gala (1931, France). [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
[Antidesign]

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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.

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

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).

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Sergi Diaz

Illustrator in Barcelona, who created the organic sans typeface Ainara in 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sergi Ibánez

Designed Popular (1997) at Garcia fonts, a display/dingbat mix. Works in Barcelona. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sergi Mana
[Creatype]

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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]  ⦿

Serialize
[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]  ⦿

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]  ⦿

Seymour Caprice
[Kickingbird]

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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).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sofia Dezaki

Navajo tribal symbols inspired Barcelona-based Sofia Dezaki's typeface Navajo (2014). [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]  ⦿

Takast

Graphic designer in Barcelona who created the display typeface Old School (2014). Behance link. [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.

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

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]  ⦿

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 Morgan & wilcox arabesque was first shown in 1884, but after morgan's purcghase by hamilton, it was renamed to No. 3189.

Klingspor link.

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Textaxis
[Iñigo Jerez Quintana]

Spanish/Catalan foundry run by Barcelona-based Iñigo Jerez Quintana since 1995. His beautiful typefaces include 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).

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

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Theresa Martinez

During er studies in Barcelona, Thersa Martinez designed th 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). 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 faces, 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). More samples: i, ii, iii.
  • 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 humanistic 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.
  • Cinta (2013). A large humanistic 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.

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. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Tipocondriac
[Gerald Puig]

Experimental Catalan font foundry offering these Mac and PC fonts by Gerald Puig: Manifesto, Obsolet, Serifos Gor, Serifos Zzzzzzzz, Bustop. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tipode
[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]  ⦿

Tipografia Esoterica

From Magic Soft in Barcelona: six dingbat fonts, Zodiaco, Astrologia, Runas (3), and I-Ching. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tipografia Lleida
[Jordi]

Jordi at Tipografia Lleida is the Catalan designer of Lleida 1. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tipografies
[Jordi Embodas]

Jordi Embodas is a Barcelona-based graphic designer, b. 1978. 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. Jordi teaches typography at the design schools from Barcelona Elisava and Idep. His typefaces:

Behance link. Village link. Another link. Klingspor link.

Interview by Unostiposduros. Juste Calduch link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Tiponautas

Type design collective founded in 2011 by Luis Alonso (Barcelona), Ricardo Santos (Lisbon) and Charlie Zinno (Buenos Aires).

Ricardo Santos and Luis Alonso codesigned 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).

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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.

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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), LaFuente (playful script and dingbats for sales signs). Other fonts: 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.

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Tois Estudio Creativo

Located in Barcelona, Tois Estudio Creativo made the 3d typeface Indigo (2013).

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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.

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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]  ⦿

Toormix
[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]  ⦿

TwoPoints.net

Design bureau in Barcelona and Berlin, est. 2007. They designed quite a few typefaces, but none of them seem to be downloadable or even retail. The list:

  • 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).
  • TpMartini (2008) is a didone family that was used for the identity of Bambi Mint.
  • 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.
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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 faces 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 in which Andreu Balius is involved. 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.
  • 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.
  • Barna (2011). A slightly humanist textbook sans, Barna Stencil (2011).
  • Trochut.
  • Matilde (connected pixel script).

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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]  ⦿

type-o-tones

Barcelona-based foundry run by Joan Barjau, Enric Jardi, Laura Meseguer, and José Manuel Urós. [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), Ombres, 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: 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.

Type links. An excellent font-making tutorial. MyFonts link. Dafont link. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Typerware
[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 the award-winning typeface Universitas Salamantini (Andreu Balius and Joancarles P. Casasín).

Interview with Penela. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Typosphere

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, is 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; see also this poster by Shreya Gupta, 2012). TP Duro (2011) is a blackletter face. 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.

Behance link. Dafont link. Abstract Fonts link. Personal home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Unografik
[Moises Carracedo Martin]

Graphic designer and art director in Barcelona. His slab serif typeface Deck (2012) relates to the world of skateboarding. [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]  ⦿

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 Artworks
[Bruno Selles]

Catalan designer Bruno Selles at Vasava Artworks in Barcelona 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). [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]  ⦿

Victor Bregante

Barcelona-based graphic designer, who created some typefaces. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

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]  ⦿

Vincent Connare
[Connare.com]

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Visual.gi
[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]  ⦿

Walrus
[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]  ⦿

Weeetabix

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

Woodcutter Manero

Barcelona-based creator of 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: 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), The Walking Dead (scanbats).

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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

Xavier (aka xapadisseny) is the Catalan designer of the beautiful free hand-printed typeface family Carta (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Xavier Lanau
[Serialize]

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Xavier Puig
[Bababau]

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Yannick Buchs

During his studies in Barcelona, Yannick Buchs created the modular constructivist typeface Hard Type (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yasmina Parés

Art director and graphic designer in Barcelona, who created the vernacular signage typeface Ultramarino (2014). [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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