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[Circus fonts emulate the 19th century Western circus posters. They are heavily influenced by wood type and Victorian era signage. One of the original nineteenth century designs is P.T. Barnum, cut at Barnhart Brothers & Spindler in Chicago about 1880, and passed on via American Type Founders. Bitstream's P.T. Barnum is a digital descendant of that typeface. For another example, check Dave West's PL Barnum Block (1960).]








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Abbie Vickress

Student at UWE in Bristol, UK. FontStructor who made the circus fonts Ornamental Circus (2010) and Draft Two (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Adam Cruz

In 2011, Vincent Pacella, Ben Kiel and Adam Cruz created the fat slab serif face Goliath, based on Film No. 6206 in the PhotoLettering archive. West Barnum Ultra, designed by Dave West and digitized by Ben Kiel&Adam Cruz at House Industries in 2011, was film no. 5494 in the original Photo-Lettering archive. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Adit Saputra
[Alter Deco Typefoundry]

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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]  ⦿

Alonzo Felix

Graphic designer at Oak Studios in Brooklyn, NY, and now working as Alonzo Felix Studio in San Francisco. After earning a BFA in graphic design at LSU he studied typographic application and theory in London and type design at Type@Cooper in New York, 2011-2012. He created the circus billboard typeface Tightrope (2011, Lost Type Coop) and the rounded sans typeface Neighbor (2012, at Type@Cooper).

Cargocollective link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alter Deco Typefoundry
[Adit Saputra]

Yogyakarta, Indonesia-based designer Adit Saputra set up Alter Deco Typefoundry in 2013. He created the spurred Victorian typefaces The Famous Typeface (2013), Midnight Show (2013), Heister (2013), Cardiman Script (2013), Epique (2013), Holden (2013), Long March (2013), Dialog (2013), Big Lodge (2013), Jack Runner (2013, spurred), Shoutest (a Western circus font), Old Opera (2013) and AI Trashed (2013, free download).

Other typefaces: Haimdale (2013, Victorian), Hamdall (2013), Chevia (2013), Chevitz (2013, roman caps), Shakehand (2014), Harmonique (2014), Knight Guard (2014), Hydenia (2014), Monopolish (2014), Antiqueen (2014), Samathor (2014), Sea Horse (2014), Phillnesia (2014, spurred), Relative (2014: a multiline custom typeface for Addthisrock Studio), Dubster (2014: a multiline typeface), Orbital (2014: a multiline custom typeface for Addthisrock Studio), Apparecum (2014), Handster (2015), Mermaid (2015: Victorian), Roasted (2015), Run (2015, spurred), Movember (2015), Bhaltazar (2015, eroded medieval font), Arthur (2015, rounded and hand-crafted), Aberden (2015), Boulden (2015, rounded spurred typeface family, including letterpress emulation styles), Mouthen (2015).

Typefaces from 2016: Strongwill (Victorian), Cyanide, Handland.

Dafont link. Creative Market link, where one can buy the fonts. Another Creative Market link. Graphic River link. Behance link. Yet another Behance link. Designs Net link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Amy Retureta

Student at Denver's Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in 2011. She combined typefaces Yana and Railhead to create the circus font Circana (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anonima Impressori: Art Nouveau

Some Italian wood types shown in Catalogo Caratteri in Piombo e Legno by Anonima Impressori (Bologna, Italy). The styles covered here represent the art nouveau era. They comprise Amalia, Aurora Arcaico, Barnum, Bastone Stretto Fiat, Cenisio, Desdemona, Iris, Libellula, Liberty, Titania, Uranio. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anthony Robinson

UK-based creator (b. 1967) at FontStruct in 2008 of Metal Vampire (athletic lettering meets vampire), Moonbase Tokyo (neat futuristic oriental simulation), Sir Robin's Minstrels (blackletter), Starscraper (techno), Moonmonkey (outline LED font), First.

In 2010, he added the non-FontStruct typefaces Chromium (a great special effect face), Clawripper, Dirty Play, HairyMonster, HairyMonsterSolid, Punched, and Slasha, mostly inspired by blood, guts, and murders. Static Buzz (2010) is a texture face. Newcastle (2010) is a castle-themed alphabet. Blinger (2010) is a star-studded outline face. New York Punk (2010) is grungy. Dinosaurs (2011) is a dingbat face. NUFC Shield (2011) is a shield face. Zombified (2011) and Sound Sample (2012) are grunge typefaces.

Rollerball 1975 (2012) is the font used in the Rollerball movie. Western Show Caps (2012) is a Western circus font. Stoned (2012) evokes letters carved in stone.

In 2013, Robinson published the textured athletic lettering font Robbie Rocketpants, Airlock, Cargo Bay (a great army stencil, with a negative letter option), Dogma (a grungy Lombardic face), and the grungy blackletter typeface Flesh Wound. MDMA (2013) is a halftone simulation texture face. Barbarian (2013) is an alphading typeface on the theme of swords. Camouflage (2013) is a textured typeface. Atheist (2013) is an outline typeface. Power (2013) is inspired by lettering on pwer buttons. Witching Hour (2013) is a halloween font. Dystopian Future (2013) is a grungy typeface. Olde Stencil (2013) is a stenciled blackletter typeface. Anonbats (2013) has scanbats and dingbats related to the famous hacker group Anonymous. Creature Feature (2013) is a slimy typeface. Ka Blamo (2013) is a comic book font. Beer Goggles (2013), Supercreep (2013), KaBoing (2013), Gloop (2013, an oil slick face), Barbarian (2013), Voodoo Vampire (2013) and Ye Olde Oak (2013) are textured typefaces. Anti Everything (2013) is a blood drip typeface. PCB (2013) is a printed circuit board font. Dickensian Christmas (2013) is a decorative Christmas font.

Typefaces from 2014: Spondulix (hacker type), War Wound, Lasso of Truth, Counter Dial.

Typefaces from 2015: English Football Club Badges, Fuzzy Cops, Kick to the Face (oriental simulation).

Typefaces from 2016: Squeal Piggy.

Dafont link. Aka Anfa. Home page. Another URL. FontStruct link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anugraha Design
[Cina Catteau]

Pokhara, Nepal-based designer whose work is characterized by bold colorful geometric patterns and constructions. Typefaces from 2017 include Roam (which Cina calls a tribal type) and the color font Beach Towel.

In 2017, she also published a wood type collection:

  • Barn Raising. A sturdy sans-serif in regular and rounded.
  • Prairie. A perfectly square geometric serif, in inline and regular.
  • Broad Sheet. A wide slab serif with 1.5:1 proportions. This one has a western flair but is simple enough to work for a variety of projects.
  • Prize. An ornate slab serif with a circus / carnival vibe.
  • Extra extra. A quirky slab serif most like 1900s printmaking letters.

Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Art deco typefaces by Nick Curtis: II
[Nick Curtis]

Commercial art deco typefaces by Nick Curtis.

  • Bessie Mae Moocho NF (2002). An art deco font based on handlettering found on a travel brochure for IMM Steamship Lines, circa 1927.
  • Blitzkrieg NF (2011). A Lufthansa Airlines baggage label from 1936 provided the inspiration for this genuinely German typeface, with strong art deco influences.
  • Blue Jay Way NF (2011). An art deco typeface inspired by Ross F. George. This typeface was used on the Beatles' original Magical Mystery Tour album.
  • Boeuf au Joost (2003). Art deco based on work by comic book artist Joost Swarte.
  • Boho à Gogo NF (2007): a multiline (op art?) typeface inspired by Bauhaus.
  • Chalk and Cheese NF (2004). This art deco uppercase is based on 1930s lettering by French poster artist Charles Loupot (based on this art deco poster), and the non-art deco lowercase is based on 1910s lettering by German plakatmeister Ludwig Hohlwein.
  • Chemin de Fer NF (2005). An art deco shadowed outline face.
  • Chi Town NF (2008) is a heavy art deco creation that is based on a 1931 poster for the film The Man from Chicago.
  • Coochie Nando NF (2011). An art deco shadow caps face, after a typeface called Kitchen by Milton Glaser.
  • Dooijes Deco NF (2010). A 3-style art deco family in the style of Broadway, based on the Dick Dooijes tryptich, Carlton, Bristol (1929) and Savoy (1936).
  • Duck Soup (2003, after a 1928 poster by Italian designer Neri Nanetti for Snob Cognac).
  • Elektromoto NF (2011). This family takes its inspiration from two early Art Deco typefaces from Germany. The Normal version is based on Dynamo, designed by K. Sommer for Ludwig&Mayer in 1930, while the Narrow version is based on Stadion, designed by Erhard Grundeis for Die Schriftguß AG in 1929. Their common design motifs epitomize the Age of Streamline.
  • Humpty Dumpling NF (2010). A fat art deco typeface based on an offering from the irrepressible M. Draim, seen in La Lettre dans le Décor&la Publicité Modernes, published by Monrocq Frères of Paris in 1932).
  • Dusty Rose (2008) is an art deco typeface based on the logotype for the Dutch magazine Geillustreerd Schildersblad in 1940.
  • Edgewise (2007), a quirky well-rounded post-art deco and pre-psychedelic face, uses ideas from Ryter Night (VGC).
  • Ege Schrift NF (2011). a faithful revival of Ege-Schrift (1921, Eduard Ege), a mix between Mexican party lettering and art deco.
  • Engel Stabenschrift NF (2008). In 1927, Ernst Engel created an art deco typeface which was revived by Nick Curtis as Engel Stabenschrift NF.
  • Faerie Queen NF (2006). Based on an art deco typeface named Titania made in 1933 by Fundición Richard Gans.
  • The Reed and Fox typefaces Viennese and Corinthian were combined in 2014 in Nick Curtis's digital typeface Genever NF.
  • Gotham Rail Company NF (2002). Art deco based on an Italian travel poster from 1931.
  • Great Lakes Shadow (2008) is an art deco typeface based on a 1930s travel poster for the Canadian pacific Railway.
  • Hunky Dory NF (2014). A circus font after William H. Page's wood type Doric, ca. 1850.
  • Jazzfest NF and Tinseltown NF (2009). Based on the 1932 art deco typefaces Newport and Hollywood, respectively, both designed by Willard T. Sniffin for ATF.
  • Kharon Ultra (2009). An art deco typeface based on Ludlow Stygian.
  • Kinkajou Stew (2003). Image of Kinkajou NF.
  • Kirschwasser NF (2005). A bubbly art deco face.
  • Korner Deli NF (2006, art deco).
  • Kymmera Deco NF (2011). Revival and redesign of Rainbow Bass (1982, saul Bass).
  • La Reyna Catalina NF (2006). An art deco face based on Aragón, designed by Enric Crous-Vidal.
  • Legnano Cuneo NF and Legnano Sassari NF (2014). Italian art deco wood type.
  • Linea Nera NF (2011). Based on Wolf Magin's Black Line (1976, Berthold).
  • Lodewijk Gothic NF. After Elzevir Gothic (ATF, 1897).
  • Luben Tunen (2008) is another art deco face.
  • Madison Squared NF (2012).
  • Mighty Ditey (2007): a mix between art deco and Peignot, this elegant typeface is based on a 1970s Photolettering typeface by Richard Nebiolo called Aphrodite, and competes with Riesling (1994, Bright Ideas) and Gillespie (2015, Darren Odden) as revivals of Aphrodite.
  • Mogzilla NF (2007) is an ultra fat art deco face.
  • Monte Carlo Script NF (2002). An art deco font based on a font called Médicis from a Deberny and Peignot catalog, circa 1920.
  • Nip&Tuck (2006).
  • Odalisque NF (2008, +Stencil, 2010) are art deco fonts based on Morris Fuller Benton's Chic (1927).
  • OK Chorale (2003). An art deco typeface based on Carl Holmes' ABC of Lettering book.
  • Orchard Street NF (2011, +Inline). A pair of art deco caps typefaces inspired by one of many posters produced by the WPA by anonymous artists during the 1930s.
  • Pentaprism NF (2011). Part Futura, part Bauhaus, this 5-style family has multiline, inline, and other variants.
  • Picture Postcard NF (2004: based on an alphabet by Alf Becker).
  • Raconteur NF (2006-2008) is a wonderful art deco typeface that shouts gin fizz and high heels: it takes its inspiration from a 1923 ad for Piera Nova, designed by Hernando G. Villa.
  • Quoi Chou NF (2006). An elegant and quite original beefed-up version of Bernhard Fashion by Lucian Bernhard.
  • Radio Days (2008). An art deco typeface based on 1930s logotype lettering for Crosley Radios.
  • Rassetta NF and Rassetta Swash Caps NF (2005). An art deco pair of typefaces originally designed by Willard T. Sniffin for American Type Founders in 1931 under the name Rosetti.
  • Renard Moderne NF (2010). An art deco typeface inspired by Sol Hess's 1940s typeface Twentieth Century Poster.
  • Resolute NF or USA Resolute NF (2009). An all caps fat headline typeface based on Morris Fuller Benton's Eagle, ATF, 1934.
  • Retrorocket NF (2015). An art deco alphabet based on a French lettering chapbook from entitled Art du Tracé Rationnel de la Lettre (1934, D. Duvillé).
  • Salzmann Deco NF (2011) and Salzmann Deco Deco NF (2011), art deco and Mexican-themed typefaces, modeled after Max Salzmann's Dolmen (1921-1922) and Zierdolmen (1922), respectively.
  • Secret Agent (2003). A pure art deco beauty based on this Loupot poster from 1919.
  • Ski Alpin NF (2014). An art deco typeface based on a Swiss travel poster from 1927.
  • Smart Frocks NF (2008). A Peignotian face, after a shop sign in London, ca. 1930. Designer unknown.
  • Stony Island NF (2011). Based on an Alf R. Becker typeface from 1935 called Chicago Modern Thick and Thin.
  • Suave Sam NF (2010). An art deco typeface after a 1930 alphabet by Samuel Welo.
  • Tasneem (2007) is the ultimate art deco face, originally drawn by Gustav Jensen in 1931.
  • Tiny Bubbles NF (2008). An art deco typeface inspired by an alphabet in Pen&Brush Lettering and Practical Alphabets (Blandford Press, Ltd., London, 1929).
  • Top Kick NF (2011). Based on Concentra, a geometric marvel with several parallel and concentric lines making up the letters. Concentra was originally published in Schriftatlas: Alphabete von A bis Z .
  • Turista Gorda NF (2009). Based on Baltimore Type Foundry's Airport Tourist, which in turn was influenced by Futura Display.
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Aymie Spitzer

Aymie Spitzer created a Western typeface called Dumbo while studying type design at the Cooper Union in 2012: While studying typeface design at Cooper Union, I attempted to revive a French Clarendon. This design has always had a soft spot in my heart so I thought it was a perfect opportunity to make something fun for my first typeface. Taken from ATF's P.T. Barnum, I digitized this revival in about 2 months. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Baltimore Type Foundry (or: Baltotype)
[Herbert F. Czarnowsky]

Also known as Fielding Lucas, Jr., Lucas Bros., H.L. Pelouze&Son, and Chas. J. Cary&Co. Specimen may be found in Convenient Specimen Book of Type, Rules, Borders, and Electrotype Cuts from the Baltimore Type Foundry (Baltimore: Chas. J. Cary&Co., 1888. Banta Book of Types&Typographical Tips. Menasha: George Banta, 1961). The company existed until well into the 20th century, and published a catalog as late as 1957 called Type and Rule Catalogue 13, Baltotype.

A selected list of typefaces:

  • Airport Gothic: Turista Gorda NF (2009, Nick Curtis) is based on Baltimore Type Foundry's Airport Tourist which in turn used ideas from Renner's 1932 typeface Futura Display. Mc McGrew on Airport Gothic: Most of this series is the first American copy of Futura, which originated in Germany in 1927, designed by Paul Renner for Bauer. One source says it was cut from original Futura drawings, smuggled out of that country, but it seems more likely that matrices were made by electrotyping the imported type. An extrabold weight, Airport Black, was cut by Baltimore about 1943; information on this cutting is scarce and contradictory- one account says it was designed by Bill Stremic or Bill Blakefield, another that it was designed by Carl Hupie (or Hooper), and cut by Herman Schnoor. There is also Airport Black Condensed Title and Airport Broad. The latter is a modification of Airport Black, cut 50 percent wider on the pantagraph by Herman Schnoor. Baltimore later cast some of its Airport series from Monotype Twentieth Century matrices, and in a few cases listed both series. Airport Relief, Baltimore 299, is English Monotype Gill Sans Cameo Ruled, while Airport Tourist, Baltimore 602, is Futura Display, cast from electrotype mats of the German foundry type.
  • Baltimore Script (1955). Mac McGrew: Baltimore Script is a fancy style designed by Tommy Thompson and cut by George Battee for Baltimore Type in 1955. The lowercase follows the general style of a script letter hand-written with a broad pen, although the inclination is slight and the letters don't quite connect. Capitals are flourished. It is suitable for stationery, announcements, and greeting cards, but its range of small sizes is hardly enough for advertising use.
  • Mac McGrew: Czarin and Czarin Title were produced by Baltimore Type&Composition Corporation about 1948, the name being derived from the Czarnowsky family which owned the foundry. Czarin Title, issued first, is a copy of Offenbach Medium, a set of pen-drawn capitals designed by Rudolf Koch about 1935 for the Klingspor foundry in Germany. Czarin has minor changes in a few characters, but adds a lowercase, designed by Edwin W. Shaar, that is substantially different from that of Steel, the cap-and-lowercase version of Offenbach. The new lowercase harmonizes well with the capitals, and makes a handsome appearance. Compare Lydian. Footnote: McGrew spelled the name of the owner as Czarnowski. Irene Traeger, the granddaughter of Herbert F. Czarnowsky, pointed out the incorrect spelling to me.
  • Mac McGrew: Elegante is a decorative, nearly monotone typeface cut by George Battee for Baltimore Type, after the German typeface Sensation of 1913, from Foundry Heinrich Hoffmeister. It is upright, with flourished caps and loops on some of the ascenders and descenders, and is suitable particularly for announcements and personal stationery. Compare Greeting Monotone.
  • Mac McGrew: Emperor is a 1957 adaptation by Baltimore Type of Wide Latin which was cut by Stephenson Blake in England and related to nineteenth-century typefaces under other names. However, this Baltimore Type version has been modified and resized, and is less successful due to excess space between letters (although not as much as in the specimen shown here, which is letterspaced). Emperor was originally shown as Imperial.
  • Their geometric series from 1884 became famous, and was often imitated. HiH created two font families based on it: Teutonia (2007) and Baltimore Geometric (2008, a revival of Antique Geometric by Baltimore Type Foundry, 1883). HiH writes: Roos&Junge of Offenbach am Main in Germany produced Teutonia in a "back-to-basics" effort that has seen many quite similar attempts in the field of topography. In 1883, Baltimore Type Foundry released its Geometric series. In 1910, Geza Farago in Budapest used a similar letter design on a Tungsram light bulb poster. In 1919 Theo van Doesburg, a founder with Mondrian and others of the De Stijl movement, designed an alphabet using rectangles only -- no diagonals. In 1923 Joost Schmidt at Bauhaus in Weimar took the same approach for a Constructivist exhibit poster. The 1996 Agfatype Collection catalog lists a Geometric in light, bold and italic that is very close to the old Baltimore version. Even though none of these designs took the world by storm, they all made a contribution to our understanding of letterforms and how we use them.
  • Mac McGrew: Greco Bold and Italic are Spanish typefaces of the mid-1920s. They are very heavy, with long ascenders and small x-height, and have a hand-lettered appearance. Linotype Vulcan (q.v.) is equivalent. National Matrix&Type Co. in Baltimore, one of several independent companies which made matrices for the popular casting machines, offered Greco Bold in 1929 as its series 100; this was the source of Baltimore Type's mats, but Baltimore and some other sources cast Greco Bold and Italic as series 326-3261. These numbers have not been found in Monotype literature; perhaps another independent source also made mats. Notice the figures, which are termed hanging or old style, although they do not follow the usual form. However, taller 1, 2, and 0 are also available to convert the set to lining figurees. Compare Hess Monoblack. Greco Adornado, an ornamented version, has also been imported.
  • Mac McGrew: Homewood is a recutting by Baltimore Type of Metropolis Lined, a German typeface of the 1930s. It was made from a large size of Metropolis Bold, with the fine white lines cut in, and differs from the original in minor details of the curves. Other sizes were cut by pantagraph and do not necessarily match original sizes.
  • IBM Executive Modern, a typewriter type.
  • Mac McGrew: Mademoiselle was designed by Tommy Thompson in 1953 as a display typeface for Mademoiselle magazine. It was cut by Herman Schnoor at Baltimore Type, which also offered fonts for general sale. It is a delicate, narrow modern roman, with long ascenders and short descenders, rather loosely fitted, and works well for display with transitional text typefaces such as Bulmer and Scotch Roman. Both lining and oldstyle figures are provided, along with several pointing hands as shown.
  • Tourist Extra Condensed. Turista Flaca NF (2009, Nick Curtis) is based on Tourist Extra Condensed. McGrew: Tourist Extra Condensed of Baltimore Type is a copy of Phenix (q.v.) in 24- to 48-point sizes, and is Jefferson Gothic (q.v.) in larger sizes. Phenix is a 1935 ATF typeface by Morris Fuller Benton.
  • Mac McGrew: Trend is a brush-lettered typeface cut by Baltimore in 1953. It is very similar to Dom Casual (q.v.), but has a slight back slant.
  • Mac McGrew: Trylon as made by Baltimore Type was a 1949 copy of Stephenson Blake's Playbill (see Imports in Appendix), but Trylon Shaded and Trylon Shaded Oblique were designed and cut by George Battee of the Baltimore foundry. The solid version has lowercase in some sizes; it is somewhat similar to P. T. Barnum, with greatly exaggerated horizontal strokes and serifs at top and bottom, but is heavier and narrower. The Shaded versions are more properly outlines of the same design, with a small shadow effect at the top (which is unusual) and right of each letter, but without lowercase.
  • Mac McGrew: Vernen is essentially a copy of Huxley Vertical (q.v.), but omitting the round characters AKMNWY and using the alternate pointed characters instead. In addition, the slight extensions of cross strokes to the left of stems have been omitted, and a few other characters have been redrawn. It was offered by Baltimore in 1953.
  • Mc McGrew: Vista is a very wide square-serif face, cut by Baltimore Type in 1956. It is said to be a pantagraphic modification of Hellenic Wide from Bauer in Germany; actually it does not match that typeface in details, though it has the same general effect.
  • Mac McGrew: Wide Line Gothic is a creation of Herman Schnoor for Baltimore Type, modified by pantagraph from Philadelphia Lining Gothic, increasing the width by about 50 percent. The flat sides of round letters. acceptable in the moderately condensed original, make awkward shapes in this extended version. Compare Franklin Gothic Wide, Tempo Black Extended.
  • Among the wood types, we have Oak Leaf (1832, ornamental caps).

Rich Hopkins, a printing historian, acquired Baltotype ca. 1993. Based on drawings from the 1950s in the Baltotype material, Miranda Roth at P22 designed LTC Athena, a narrow art deco typeface, in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Baseline Fonts
[Nathan Williams]

Foundry in Wichita, KS, founded in 1999 by Nathan Williams (b. Concordia, KS, 1973), formerly from the University of Kansas Art Museum Library. Its motto: The goal of the foundry is to provide uninterpreted revivals of type samples generated through disappearing printing methods, and create new fonts for dissemination in the type community. Order through MyFonts.Com or Union Fonts or Creative Market. FontShop link. Klingspor link.

Fonts:

  • The Rodeo family of wood type fonts: 66 Rodeo, 57 Rodeo, 58 Rodeo (2003), Rodeo Rope, Rodeo Rope Superchunk.
  • The Tuscan family: Tuscan (2003, a wild west face). To this group we can add the Tuscan typeface Circus KS (2006).
  • Egyptians: Grit Gothic (2013), Grit Sans (2013), Heirloom Artcraft (2013), Worn Gothic (2013), Stately GG (2013), Grit Egyptienne (2005, grunge Egyptian family), Rough Egyptienne (2005).
  • Grunge typefaces: Antimony (2005, grunge), Dryden (distressed handwritten face).
  • Old typewriter fonts: Slab American Regular (old typewriter), Slab American Titling, Slab American Titling Heavy (2002). Slab American has 55 styles.
  • Art nouveau typefaces: Old Paris Nouveau (2003).
  • Pixelish typefaces: Base PXL7, 80s PXL Bold.
  • Display Sans: Maxime (2004, having support for most European languages; Maxime Shadow is available at FontShop), Woodgrit Thin (based on 19th century American letterpress fonts), Woodgrit Medium, Woodgrit Heavy, Pippen (squarish).
  • Calligraphic: Roundhand Regular.
  • Victorian: Boback.
  • The Grit family: Grit History (2003-2004), Grit Primer (2003), Grit Egyptienne, Grit Typesorts (2006, free).
  • The Old Times American family (+Italic, +Titling).
  • Pia Regular.
  • Kandt: the handwriting of legendary designer and art director James Kandt; 4 styles.
  • Chitchy.
  • AVI Sans.
  • Country Fang (2003, with Brian Miller).
  • Craft Roman
  • Licious Script.
  • Luxe (2003, casual).
  • Momentum (2002).
  • George Gibson (handwriting from mid 1800s).
  • Dingbats: Megaflakes 2010 (2010) and Megaflakes 2011 (2011).
  • Sketchwriter (2011).
  • Dusty Circus (2011) is a five-layer stacking display face designed to be infinitely morphed. It is a prototypical member of that old western circus font genre.
  • Bobbi Bee (2013). A connected script.
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Ben Kiel

Graduate of the type design program at the University of Reading, who joined House Industries (Wilmington, DE) in 2006 to work as a typeface designer, director, and developer. He also worked with Ken Botnick at emdash. He runs Typefounding, a typeface design and production studio in St. Louis, Missouri. He teaches at Washington University in St. Louis and the Type@Cooper certificate program at Cooper Union, and has taught at the Maryland Institute College of Art and the University of Delaware. He is a partner at XYZ Type with Jesse Ragan.

He designed Katje and Cimarron (2005, University of Reading, a serif family with support for Latin and Greek). Speaker at ATypI 2006 in Lisbon on Python scripts for FontLab and RoboFab. Image.

In 2011, Vincent Pacella, Ben Kiel and Adam Cruz created the fat slab serif face Goliath, based on Film No. 6206 in the PhotoLettering archive. West Barnum Ultra, designed by Dave West and digitized by Ben Kiel&Adam Cruz in 2011, was film no. 5494 in the original Photo-Lettering archive.

At House Industries, he redesigned the iconic Rea Irvin lettering for The New Yorker in September 2013.

Cortado Script (2014) was designed by Jesse Ragan and Ben Kiel. It was inspired by Swedish illustrator's Cecilia Carlstedt's hand-painted lettering. It follows one year after a similar signage script typeface, Carlstedt Script (2013), also co-designed by Jesse Ragan and Ben Kiel---it was a custom signage typeface for Aldo Shoes.

In 2015, Mark van Bronkhorst set up TypoBrand LLC in Berkeley, CA. As part of TypoBrand, he published several typefaces that are modern digital reinterpretations of ATF typefaces. The collection is published by TypoBrand LLC under the names ATF Type or American Type Founders Collection. Ben Kiel co-designed, sometimes with others, classics such as ATF Alternate Gothic (2015), ATF Brush (2015), ATF Railroad Gothic (2016), ATF Garamond (2015), ATF Headline Gothic (2015), ATF Poster Gothic (2015) and ATF Wedding Gothic (2015).

At XYZ Type, Ben Kiel co-designed Cortado Script in 2013 with Jesse Ragan and designed the sans typeface Grep (2017). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Bing F. Aldiansyah
[Rvq Type Foundry (was: Hey Bing Type Foundry)]

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Blenda E

San Luis Potosi, Mexico-based designer of the Victorian decorative circus font Macanuda (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Brian Kaszonyi
[Circus Design]

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Bry-Back Manor

Designers of the display typeface Circus Font. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cadu Carvalho

Sao Paulo, Brazil-based designer of the layerable circus style typeface Junina (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Carmen Jayde Little

At Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC-based Carmen Jayde Little designed the circus font Fancy Pants (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

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

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

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

A partial list of his typefaces:

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

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

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

Interview by MyFonts in 2011.

Dafont link. Behance link. Klingspor link.

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

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Cina Catteau
[Anugraha Design]

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Circus Design
[Brian Kaszonyi]

Finnish art director Brian Kaszonyi is the designer of CircusRootbeer, Circus Robot and Circus Mouse (1992). Co-designer with Tomi Haaparanta of the FUSE95 experimental font FutuRoman. Codesigner with Peter Kaszonyi of CircusRex (1993). All these fonts are still available from FontHaus. Codesigner with Tomi Haaparanta and Klaus Haapaniemi of the 15-font War family in 1999-2000.

Helvetica Neue Serif is a custom version of Helvetica Neue that was designed for Finnish pulp and packaging giant Stora Enso.

In 2013, in cooperation with Tomi Haapranta, he created a decomposed monoline layered text face, Tee Franklin.

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Circus fonts

Stephen Coles lists the main commercial circus fonts: Circus (dingbats), P.T. Barnum, Vineta, FF Zapata, Council, Brothers, ITC Magnifico Daytime, ITC Magnifico Nighttime, Adobe Wood Type 1, Adobe Wood Type 2, Adobe Wood Type 3, Zirkus, Thunderbird, Thunderbird Condensed, 57 Rodeo, Buckeroo, Madame, Boston Truckstyle, Tonic. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Coert De Decker
[Kustomtype]

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Dae-Hoon Hahm

Type designer from Seoul, Korea. At S-Core, he co-designed the squarish Latin/Hangul typeface Core Dodam (2011), the shadow outline typeface Core Bandi (2012) and the hand-printed Core Narae (2011) with Hyun-Seung Lee. Hyun-Seung Lee, Dae-Hoon Hahm and Min-Joo Ham jointly designed the programmers' typeface Eco Coding (2012) and the huge Core Sans, Core Sans G (geometric), Core Sans M and Core Sans N, Core Sans NR, and Core Sans N SC families (supported codepages are MS Windows 1252 Latin1, MS Windows 949 Korean (Hangul) consisting of 11,172 letters and KS Symbols (Korean Symbols)).

In 2013, Hyun-Seung Lee, Dae-Hoon Hahm and Min-Joo Ham jointly designed the layered type system Core Circus---as a reaction to the hugely successful Trend typeface by Latinotype, I guess. The slab version is Core Magic (2014). See also Core Circus Rough (2014) and Core Magic Rough (2014), both jointly designed by Hyun-Seung Lee, Dae-Hoon Hahm and Dong-Kwan Kim. Core Slab M (2013) is a 31-style companion of Core Sans M---it is a soft rounded slab with some seriffy tails mixed in with standard slab terminals. Core Mellow (2013) is a condensed organic rounded sans family that comes in 21 weights.

In 2014, Hyun-Seung Lee, Dae-Hoon Hahm and Min-Joo Ham co-designed Core Sans D, Core Sans A, Core Rhino, Core Narae Pro (a Comic Sans alternative) and Core Deco (a 14-style art deco family). Core Escher (A and B) (2014) is a typeface family with impossible optical illusions, created by Hyun-Seung Lee and Dae-Hoon Hahm. Core Paint (2014) is a grungy paint-splatter typeface family by Dong-Kwan Kim, Hyun-Seung Lee and Dae-Hoon Hahm.

In 2015, Hyun-Seung Lee, Dae-Hoon Hahm and Dong-Kwan Kim co-designed the grotesque typeface family Core Sans E and added the soft and rounded Core Sans R to the S-Core Sans series, as well as Core Sans B. In 2016, they added the rounded small x-height family Core Sans BR and the geometric sans family Core Sans C. The rounded version of Core Sans A, called Core Sans AR was designed in 2016 by Hyun-Seung Lee and Dae-Hoon Hahm. The rounded version of Care Sans C, called Core Sans CR, was designed in 2016 by Hyun-Seung Lee, Dae-Hoon Hahm, and Dong-Kwan Kim. The neutral Core Serif N was added in 2016 by Hyun-Seung Lee, Dae-Hoon Hahm and Dong-Kwan Kim. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Dan X. Solo
[Solotype]

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Dan X. Solo / Solotype: List of typefaces

An alphabetical list of the 135 typefaces in the Solotype digital collection: Acantha, Alaska, Alfereta, Angel, Arcade, Assay, Athena, Atlantis, Bamberg, Bamboo, Bandstand, Banquet, Baraboo Banner, Barbary Coast, Bareback, Behrens Antiqua, Behrens Schrift, Beijing, Benjamin, Berolina, Bindweed, Blue Point, Bordeaux, Brevet, Brussels, Buddha, Cabaret, Campaign, Cathedral, Cheval, Cigar Label, Circlet, Cleopatra, Cognac, Concave Extended, Coney Island, Contract Banner, Crossroads, Dainty Lady, Dangerfield, Dawson, Diablo, Dime Museum, Disco, Donaldina, Dutch Treat, Eastlake, Eccentric, Egyptian Oldstyle, Emperor, Estienne, Eureka Antique, Europa Text, Excelsis, Extravaganza, Fairmont, Fancy Dan, Fandango, Fantan, Farringdon, Fat Face No. 20, Faust Text, Filmstar, Five Star Final, Fletcher, Flo Barnum, French Ionic, Gashouse Gang, Ghost Show, Gilbey, Gladiate, Goodfellow, Grecian, Gretchen, Hansard, Harlem Text, Harmony, Hattan Antique, Hearst Italic, Hearst Roman, Houdini, Hullabaloo, Huntsman, Huron, Illyrian, Kitcat, Lady Cleo, Lord Mayor, Malibu, Manifesto Bold, Mardi Gras Improved, Margie, Marshall, Master Script, Memorial, Minnesota, Minsky, Monument, Moritz, Moulin Rouge, Mozart, Mural, Nadall, Opera House, Pacifica, Palmetto, Paper Lanterns, Pekin, Penelope, Penny Arcade, Quadrille 2, Rigney, Riviera, Roman Forum, Roundhead, Seminary, Sentry, Sparticus, Spearhead, Stamps, Standing Stones, Tally Text, Telegraph, Tourist, Trapeze, Tuscan Gothic, Unique Wood, Valerie, Valjean, Vanities, Vienna, Webster, Welcome, Westmore, Zorro. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daniel Mizielińscy

Aleksandra and Daniel Mizielińscy are from Warsaw, where they set up Hipopotam. Together, they created the hand-drawn 3d outline typeface Bubol (2011), the hand-printed Cartographer (2011), the grungy caps typeface Mr. Black (2011), the upright connected monoline script typeface Mrs White (2011), and the constructivist typeface Olifant (2011).

In 2012, they added Mr. Brown, Mr. Dog Dog (hilarious animal silhouette typeface), Mr. Robot (an octagonal overlay family that can have shadows), Mr. Tiger (eroded woodsy caps), and Mr. Orange (hand-printed).

Typefaces from 2013: Mr. Dodo, Mrs. Lollipop (a hand-drawn layered type system), Mr Lucky (sketched layered family), Mr. Alex, Mr. Happy (hand-drawn), Mr. Cyrk (checkered letters as seen on clowns and in a circus), Mr. Anteater, Mrs. Ant (comic book text typefaces).

Typefaces from 2016: Mr Dum Dum.

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Danya Orlovsky

Or Danila Orlovsky. Student at the Stroganov Moscow State Academy of Applied and Industrial Arts, 2006-2012. Danya (Danila) is the Moscow-based designer of the constructivist version of Didot called Circus Didot (2010, Paratype).

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Dave West

Type designer of the photolettering era (1960s) whose work is slowly but surely being digitally revived by Nick Curtis, and by Photo-Lettering, the House Industries subsidiary that bought the PhotoLettering Inc type collection. FontShop link. His typefaces:

  • The slightly psychedelic typeface West Banjo. Nick Curtis's Fiddle Sticks (2007) is based on this typeface.
  • Elephant Gothic, a fat deco face. Remade by Nick Curtis as Elephunky NF (2011).
  • Nick Curtis believes that Stymie Black Flair may also be due to him, and he based his Tutti Paffuti NF (2007) on the latter face.
  • African Queen was revived by Curtis as Djibouti NF (2007), a minimalist tribal African alphabet.
  • Nickelodeon. Revived by Curtis as Lily Hilo NF (2008).
  • Barnum Block (Western face), done in 1960 at PhotoLettering Inc. This became Cg BarnumBlock at Compugraphics. The Compugraphics collection is now sold by Monotype. See also PL Barnum Block.
  • Behemoth (1960, PhotoLettering): a slab serif. This too became a Compugraphics face, Cg Behemoth Semi Condensed. See also PL Behemoth Semi Condensed.
  • Futura Casual inspired Nick Curtis to draw Occidental Tourist NF (2010).
  • Walnetto Casual (Photolettering) is another psychedelic face. For a digitization, see Nick Curtis's Jackalope NF (2010). West Barnum Ultra, designed by Dave West and digitized by Ben Kiel&Adam Cruz at House Industries in 2011, was film no. 5494 in the original Photo-Lettering archive.
  • West Thud.
  • West Kerpow, a comic book typeface.
  • West Italiano. A didone.
  • West Emperor Script. A connected didone script.
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David Fernando Espinosa Martínez
[Type Sailor]

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David Fleming Nalle
[Scriptorium (Ragnarok Press, Fontcraft)]

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Decorated Initials
[Stephen Coles]

Stephen Coles's list of decorated initials:

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Denis Libon

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

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

In 2013, he published Jess Font and Jessy Heart.

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Dieter Steffmann
[Dieter Steffmann's Homepage]

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Dieter Steffmann's Homepage
[Dieter Steffmann]

FontShop was the name of Dieter Steffmann's foundry in Kreuztal, Germany (not to be confused with the FontShop foundry and font vendor). He made about 600 self-proclaimed "old-fashioned" fonts, and among these many Fraktur fonts. His site became too expensive to run, and is now hosted by Typoasis. Alternate URL. Current list of fonts. See also here. New stuff. Fontspace link. A nice essay about Fraktur fonts accompanies the fonts. News. As Dieter puts it: I am not a designer but I add missing letters to public domain fonts in order to get a complete character set and I hint the fonts and create new weigths (shadow, inline etc.) His Christbaumkugeln font, and how it was made. The font families:

A set of TeX service files for many of the decorative caps fonts was published by Maurizio Loreti from the University of Padova.

The collection is now also available in OpenType. 1001Fonts link. Fontsquirrel link. Dafont link. Fontspace link. Abstract Fonts link. Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dong-Kwan Kim

Korean designer (with Hyun-Seung Lee and Dae-Hoon Hahm) of the grungy paint-splatter typeface family Core Paint (2014) and the grungy layered typeface systems Core Circus Rough (2014) and Core Magic Rough (2014).

In 2015, Hyun-Seung Lee, Dae-Hoon Hahm and Dong-Kwan Kim co-designed the grotesque typeface family Core Sans E. The rounded versions of the Core Sans E, D and G families were designed in 2015 by Hyun-Seung Lee, Dae-Hoon Hahm and Dong-Kwan Kim under the names Core Sans ES, Core Sans DS, and Core Sans GS. In 2015, Hyun-Seung Lee, Dae-Hoon Hahm and Dong-Kwan Kim added the soft and rounded Core Sans R to the S-Core Sans series, as well as Core Sans B. In 2016, they added the rounded small x-height family Core Sans BR and the geometric sans family Core Sans C. The rounded version of Care Sans C, called Core Sans CR, was designed in 2016 by Hyun-Seung Lee, Dae-Hoon Hahm, and Dong-Kwan Kim. The neutral Core Serif N was added in 2016 by Hyun-Seung Lee, Dae-Hoon Hahm and Dong-Kwan Kim. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Douglas Day

Creator of Bracelet Victorian (Tuscan Ornate, Victorian) New&Old in 2001. He writes: Scanned from Tschichold's "Treasury of Alphabets and Lettering" (Norton) and painstakingly digitized. For another typeface based on the same alphabet, see Romantiques (2002, Dieter Steffmann).

In 2013, he reappeared at Fontspace and posted these free Victorian / Western / circus style ornamental caps typefaces: Gardenia Victorian, Radiant Antique, Caliope Victorian. All three were scanned from Dan Solo's Victorian Display Alphabets in 2001.

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Emily Frink

During her studies at University of Louisville (KY), Emily Frink designed Circus Silly (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fat wood type: Stephen Coles's List

Stephen Coles points out the warmest, biggest and boldest wood types in the FontShop store.

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Font Mesa
[Michael Hagemann]

Michael Hagemann's creations have a 1850-1920 style or at evoke the Wild West. Font Mesa is located in Naperville, IL.

Free fonts include Cactus Sandwich (Mexican simulation face), Timepiece (originally called Tax Cut), Timepiece 3D, Magic School One and Two (2004, two Harry Potter typefaces), Wild Ride, Corleone (2001: see also here), Corleone Due (2001), MightyRapids (2001: discontinued) and the Ferrari logo font FerroRosso (2002).

Michael Hagemann's commercial fonts by year of production:

  • 2001: La Mesa (2001), Maverick's Luck (2001), Desperado (2001), Rio Mesa, Maverick's Luck (based on a bank document from 1876), La Macchina (2001, Lamborghini car lettering)
  • 2002: Brewmaster Modern (lettering of Budweiser Racing), Saddlery and Saddlery Post (Western-style caps: a revival of Minaret by Ihlenberg in 1868; Solo calls it Trocadero), FerroRosso (lettering as in the Ferrari logo), Stampede (a family based on lettering used in document from the Chicago, Indiana&Eastern Railway Co. in 1902), Main Event (a Tuscan font, based on Tuscan Ornate, or Bracelet, fonts that date from before 1860; originally called Main Strike in 2003), Red Dog Saloon, Rough Riders (great Western-style caps), Draft Beer.
  • 2003: OK Corral (revival of Caslon and Catherwood's Italian from 1821), OK Corral Lined (same as OK Corral with layers; called Italianate Barnum by Dan Solo), Gold Standard (a Tuscan font based on a few letters found on an old Gold Certificate from 1882), Rodeo Clown (based on Carnival), Taqueria, Cove.
  • 2004: Bronc Stomper, Open Range, Saloon Girl, Gillé Classic an exquisitily detailed family based on work by Joseph Gillé, 1820's, and implemented elsewhere under the names Circus, Roma and Madame; this was originally called Home Style; some say that the original goes back to Silvestre and not to Gillé; because of this, finally renamed Maison Luxe in 2017), Miss Scarlett (Gone with the Wind poster lettering), Open Range, High Noon, Draft Beer Classic (2002-2005, connected 50s script), High Country, American West, West Wind, AmericanPop (Coca-Cola font).
  • 2005: Rodeo Roundup (rope font; Solo called it Rope Initials), Algerian Mesa (extended to the gigantic font family Tavern; the original Algerian goes back to Stephenson and Blake), Conestoga (circus font), Rough Riders (a nice Western font based on the logo of the Beach Creek Railroad Company in the 1860s), Rough Riders Redux, Mesa Pointe (pointing hands, from 19th century sources), Black Pearl (an ornamental blackletter typeface based on an original from ca. 1860; it has two beautiful manicules; some say it is based on an 1860 font called Rimmed Black by West, published by Farmer&Little), Saloonkeeper (inspired by the Leinenkugels brewing label), Wanderer (inspired by the title logo of the TV show The Wild West), Lynchburg (inspired by the Jack Daniels Green Label Whiskey logo).
  • 2006: Flat Rock (a revival of Inverted Shaded by Julius Herriet, done at Conner in 1886; Solo calls it Big Cat), Livery Stable (revival of GlypticShaded by Ihlenburg at MS&J, 1878. See also Glyptic and Glyptic No.2, 1878), Happy Holly Day, Main Street (a Tuscan typeface that revives Soutache by Julius Herriet and Bruce, 1873).
  • 2007: Birdcage (2007, after a lettering sample in Rob Roy Kelly's American Wood Type book), Lonestar, Lonestar Western, Railhead (2007: 4 styles, a revival of an 1870s type style that was originally available from both Bruce's New York and James Conner's&Sons type foundries called English Two-Line Ornamented No.4; an earlier version was English, done in 1853 by Caslon, Austin, Woods and Sharwoods; and before that, the typeface was created by a German designer in 1849), Flying Dutchman (2007, a revival of a MacKellar, Smiths&Jordan Co Kanzlei-style font from 1876), and Western Sky (2007, a revival of a late 1800s Italian font known as Italian Slab Fancy or Dodge City: it is Italic Ornate from Smith, 1874, MS&J). Country Western (2007, 11 styles; plus versions called Country Western Script and Country Western Swing) is a revival of the classic William Page font known as Clarendon Ornamented originally designed in 1859 and again in 1877 by Vanderburgh&Wells. Abbiente (2007) is his first foray into the world of Bodoni and Didot. Buffalo Bill (2007) is a beautiful Western style font that revives a classic from James Conner's foundry from 1888 [Solo also calls it Buffalo Bill].
  • 2008: Gold Rush and Gold Spur (2008) are further Wild West style families, based on typos from the Bruce Foundry, 1865. Silverland (2008, 8 styles; a revival of Ornamented No. 1490 by Ihlenberg, 1874, Bruce) and Belgian (2008, 5 styles; a revival of Ornamented No. 1515 by Julius Herriet, 1861, Bruce) are further revivals of typefaces from the Bruce Foundry.
  • 2009: Spanish Main (revival of an old MacKellar Smiths&Jordan blackletter font named Sloping Black, 1896; others mention Witham and MS&J and give the date 1869), Spanish Rose, Black Rose (spiky blackletter based on BlackOrnamented No. 532, Ihlenberg, 1873, Bruce), Bella Rose (2009, blackletter), Broadgauge Ornate (revival of an 1869 Western poster typeface by Ihlenberg at MacKellar Smiths&Jordan). Apple Pie (2009) is some sort of Bodoni Ornate---it revives and extends a William Hagar Type Foundry face, ca. 1850 [MS&J added a lowercase in 1869]. This was followed immediately by Bodoni Ornamental. Hickory (2009) is an ornamental Western face, a revival of an old unnamed font dating back to 1852 and was sold through a few different type foundries including Bruce, MacKellar Smiths&Jordan and James Conner's Sons.
  • 2010: Gunsmoke is a Far West font, a revival of a James Conner's Sons font that has been around the block under different names such as Extended Clarendon Shaded, Original Ornamented and Galena [Solo called it Galena]. Night Train is another Far West font.
  • 2011: Gold is a multi-style slab serif font family based on the classic Gold Rush (1865, Bruce), with the shadows removed. Images: Gold Black, Gold Thin.
  • Undated: Cowboy Serenade (based on Phidian by Ihlenberg, 1870, MS&J; Solo's names: Eureka, Shaded Phidian), Gold Fever (based on Caxtonian, 1878, MS&J), Old Thunder (based on a Tuscan typeface from the 1800s).
  • 2013: Great Western, Cowboy Western, Cowboy Rodeo.
  • 2014: Magnum Sans.
  • 2015: Grillmaster (a basic sans family consisting of 128 fonts).
  • 2016: Pitmaster.
  • 2017: Ribfest (a Tuscan circus font), Texicali, Alta Mesa (Wild West wood type).

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Fritz Richter

Designer (b. Leipzig, 1945) at Typoart of Biga (1985), a shaded 3d headline face. Klingspor mentions the date 1989. In any case, a digital version is available from Elsner & Flake. He studied at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig from 1974 until 1979.

In 2016, Ralph M. Unger created the circus font Circensis, and writes that the font was influenced by Richter's work. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gabriel Kazuo

As a graphic design student in Campinas, Brazil, Gabriel Kazuo created the Victorian era circus font Retro (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

George Dunkley

Graduate of Salford University, UK, now working in Manchester. At Salford, Dunkley designed Alpine (2012, a narrow font), Showtime (2012, a circus font) and Upgrade (2012, a dot matrix font based on the display of the Philips BDP3000 DVD player). Commercial typefaces by him include Georgey (2014, hand-printed).

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German Ermics

Latvian designer, b. 1985, Riga. He graduated from Design Academy Eindhoven in 2011 and set up his own graphic design studio in Amsterdam in 2014. Creator of the Western circus font How Are You. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gleb Guralnyk

Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine-based designer of these typefaces in 2015: Odd Times (a vintage blackletter typeface), Brandy Label (a layered Victorian signage font), Smoking (a great Western layered poster font), Traveller, Letterhead (steampunk, vintage, Victorian), Age, Nataly Temper, Vintage Auto (a retro chrome automobile font), Golden Dust (a lava lamp font), Rusty Phoenix, Phoenix, the Victorian signage typeface Whiskey, Spirals, Biker (spurred inline font), the oily signage font Pin Up.

In 2016, he designed Far Kingdoms (Victorian), Brass Heart (steampunk / Victorian), Big City Light (a vintage movie theater typeface), Lostamp (a weathered vintage rough stencil script), Kexman (calligraphic script), Loftype (creamy brush script), Shoelaces (monoline script), Tobacco Box (Victorian), Humblest, Whiskey Label (a great vintage Victorian headline font), Insane Fear, Falchion Edge (Victorian display typeface), Inside The Box (techno), Amber Taste (a layered Victorian beer label font), One Thin Line (a paperclip font), Bald Eagle (Victorian), Autumn Feel (brush script), Dirty Cartoon, Magic Curls, Winery, Bite Hard (beveled caps), Lovebus (psychedelic style), Column (layered Victorian), Golden Brush, Marine Fairytale (Victorian), and Old Story (hand-crafted).

Typefaces from 2017: Goodwine, Daub (EPS format brush alphabet), Rusted Bevel, Dirty Cartoon (a layerable cartoon font), Bald Eagle (vintage), La Belman (Victorian), Bright (creamy calligraphic), Winery, Magic Curls, Black Queen (Victorian style), Little Mess (dry brush), Lovebus (psychedelic), Bite Hard, Fiver (prismatic style), Sweet Rum (vintage), The Freaky Circus (Western circus font), Biker New (spurred), Flex Wire, Agress (graffiti style), Old Story, Rusted Brushpen (dry brush), Mosaic Pool, Ranch (vintage style with layered textures), Golden Dust, Letter Head, Limber Script (dry brush), Patina, Craft Beer (a layered beer label font), Droptune (Victorian), Chimera Tail, Hardwatt Script (dry brush), Megawatt (signage script), Jamish (a hand-crafted blackboard bold typeface), Oak Lumber, Odd Times (blackletter), Shining Night (movie marquee font), Gunshot, Bootleggers, Brandy Label (vintage layered font), Smoking Typeface (vintage Western style, with layering).

Typefaces from 2018: Anise Seeds, Lostamp (a great stamp font), Hickson's (retro signage script), Loftype (creamy script), Far Kingdoms (spurred vintage typeface), Predators Cuspid, Sweet & Fresh, Frantic (a vintage car typeface), Affair (Victorian), Falchion Edge (spurred vintage style), Insane Fear (spurred), Lost in Space, Traveler (an interlocking vintage Tuscan display typeface), True Black, Late Frost, Sweettooth Script, Inside The Box (an interesting double-width font), Fisherman's Knot, Magic Garden (curly style), Skater Girl (retro script). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Greater Albion Typefounders (or: GATF)
[Paul James Lloyd]

Paul J. Lloyd's typefoundry in Western Australia, est. 2008. Lloyd (b. UK) made over 100 free truetype fonts before that. He writes: What we will offer is new designs, replete with Edwardian Fun, Victorian distinction, or any other piece of elegance we can manage.

Edwardian creations from 2008-2010: Ark Wright (traditional shop signage), Adantine, Goldbarre, Brosse, Crewekerne, Crewekerne Magna and Crewekerne Magister (arts and crafts face), Larchmont, Brissard, Brossard (slab serif), Bonavia, Bonavia Blanc, Clementhorpe, Veneribe, Chiara Script, Howlett, Svengali Roman, Bonning and Bonnington (1920's style families with ideas from University Roman), Absinette (2009, art nouveau), Bamberforth, Tumbletype, Vertrina, Bromwich, Great Bromwich, Fleete, Helenium. Chipping emulates the Edwardian 1920s. In 2012, he added the Bolton Commercial family (late Edwardian, early art nouveau).

Art deco typefaces: Oakland (2011, multiline typeface gleaned from a 1930s French car ad), Zenia (2010, trilined), Plebe (Plebia, 2008: a grotesk emulating the 1930s), Whitehaven (2008, an extensive art deco family with several shadow weights), Merry Fleurons (2008, Christmas ornament dingbats), Braxia (2008), Keynsia (fifties style art deco family with Peignot influences).

Other typefaces: Haymer is a large sans family made in 2010. Clunic (2008) is a blackletter face. Tectura (2008) is a handwriting font. Eldridge is a slab serif family. Aliqua (2009), Chipperly (2009) and Syondola (2008, Tuscan) are Wild West families. Terazza Tilings (2009) and Valentine's Fleurons (2009) are dingbat typefaces. Additions in 2009 include Lowndes (soft blackletter), Christmas Fleurons, Merry Snowmen, Cherritt (described as a Victorian era Courier), DoodleBirds, Halloween Fleurons, ButtonFaces, Sabio (neither slab nor sans), Daub (brush graffiti font), Sabinard (a modern swash face), Cullions (futuristic blackletter), Coronard (blackletter / roman hybrid), Easter Fleurons, Chapter Initials, Paveline (19th century calligraphic script), Mellin Sans and Open, Gildersleeve (evoking the 1920s Arts and Crafts movement), Stannard (a 1920's advertising inspired small caps face), Slattery (a horizontally shaded fun face), Slatterine (2009, more retro futurism), Spillsbury (2010, Victorian family), Cirflex (2010, geometric display typeface based on arcs of circles), Oxonia (2010, a classic roman family) and Vectis (classic Roman elegance, another small caps face).

Creations in 2010: Windevere, Albion's White Christmas, Paragon (a great didone display family with a wood type feel), Compton (slab serif family), Mexborough, Morover (Schwabacher family), Anavio (a classical roman family), Corvone (3d-effect font), Granville (Victorian), Corton (Victorian), Wellingborough (Victorian), Worthing (Victorian), Ark Wright (traditional shop signage), Bonaventure (art nouveau), Federal Streamliner (1950s feel techno face), Deva (classical roman), Crucis Ornaments (crosses), Bronzino (a roman with Arts and Crafts roots), Bertoni (2010, a didone family), Pardon Me Boy (train dingbats), Woodruff (Open Face fonts with a wood type look), Jonquin (based on a WWI poster; +Incised), Luscombe (1920s display family; +Parva), Movella (futuristic from the 1950s), Magdalena Sans (2010: a clear monoline sans), Endymion (2010: Tuscan), Paget (a Tuscan experimental all caps face), Portello (Victorian).

Typefaces made in 2011: Admiral (art nouveau), Tuscaloosa (Tuscan face), Eccles (bombastic Victorian), Wolverhampton (pre-Victorian), Doncaster (Victorian family), Metropole (art nouveau family), Corsham (stone engraved lettering family), Leibix (casual), Albia Nova (an elegant futuristic organic face), Flapper (art nouveau face), Bertolessi (curly Victorian), Tulk's Victorian Banner (all caps banner face), Fitzgerald (Victorian all caps face), Cleveden (Victorian headline family), Spargo (an extensive set of early 20th century-look engraved typefaces for official documents and securities), Bettendorf (2011, based on a 1900s masthead typeface), Wolvercote (2011, similar to Bettendorf), Pittsburgh (2011, a Western-style engraved face), Chubbly (2011), Portmeirion No. 6 (2011, a Victorian / circus design), Bronzetti (2011; images: i, ii, iii, iv, v, vi), Sophie J (hanprinted), Dem Bones (2011, glyphs made from bones), Stout (2011), Birmingham New Street (a Victorian family inspired by the hand lettered title on a 19th century railway map), Beckinslade (ornamental blackletter).

Production in 2012: Alfere Sans Stripes, Albion's Americana (Western stars and stripes face), Tudor Perpendicular (blackletter), Amici (rounded headline face), Amie (rounded sans), Wolverton Text (Edwardian family), Vinea (10-style display family), Par Avion (retro futuristic), AstroBats (retro sci-fi dingbats), Beeching (+Shadowed), Gondolieri (didone meets Tuscan), Penrose Slabserif (an Escher-like trompe l'oeuil 3d face), Haldane (art nouveau, Arabic look), Solidarius (chubby, fat felt-tip pen font), Bluebottle (angular display face), Merrivale (Victorian), Future Runes (runic simulation), Coliseo, Alfrere Sans (inspired by a 1950s television caption style), Tectura II (Lloyd's answer to Comic Sans), Secombe (Edwardian caps family), Milligan, London Court (Tudor-era caps family).

Typefaces from 2013: Speedblur, Belhampton (Edwardian), Merry Baubles (Christmas tree dings), Merry Bauble Letters (Christmas alphadings), Wroxeter (blackletter), Thurbrooke (+Banner, +Initials, +Black, +Reverso, all based on 19th century banner headings and engraved lettering), Bourne (a rounded type system), Henrician (a set of eight Tudor style display typefaces), Belle Jardin (art deco marquee face), Lavery (Edwardian), Baldione (a stylized didone), Chequers (a vintage poster face), Turvy Topsy (fat finger face), Merrivaux (faux medieval), Blout (German expressionist typeface), Easter Egg Letters, Isometrica (a banner typeface family), Valentine's Letters, Imperial Granum (roman titling face), Brollo (chunky display face).

Typefaces from 2014: Albions Very Old Masthead, Albions Engraved Black, Albions Old Masthead, Albions Incised Masthead, Albions Black Holly, Zanderley (pure Victoriana, +Initials), Landsdowne Commercial, Friendly Shaded Sans, Trivette, Wellmere Sans, Uncia Black, Henry VII, Greene and Rollins (layered Victorian typeface), Barollo, Alfrine, Alfrere Banner (+Incised), Lugano, Lanvier (1930s-style caps typeface family), Bonlivet (a hyper-decorative capitals alphabet from the late Victoian or early art nouveau era), Ames Text (a didone family with rounded brackets), Ames Roman (related to didones but with wedge serifs), Ames Weathered, Ames Shadow, Ames Shaded, Amersham (vintage signage family, 2013-2014).

Typefaces from 2015: Netherland Perpendicular (Victorian blackletter), Ledbury (Victorian), Ambergate (Edwardian poster face), Empyrean (futuristic, yet curvy), Flinscher (1920s script), Signwriter Standard, Display Hatched, Albions Marker No.1 (a charming outlined marker pen typeface inspired by Bembo and Caslon), Joyvrie, Kinver (Victorian), Nationale (Victorian), Doges Banner, Doges Darker (Victorian), Doges Delight (Victorian), Doges Venezia (Victorian).

Typefaces from 2016: Buntisland, Elmcourt, Allorette, Albion Sharp Italic, Deco Metro (art deco), SpeedSwash (blackletterish), Stridere (blackletterish), SpeedSketch.

Typefaces from 2017: Shervington, Cantebriggia 1207 (a weathered blackletter), Algreve, Alambart, Duquesne Dark Woodcut, Courtold Shadow, Athabasca (Wild West Tuscan), Fargo Tuscan, Millerstown (Western), Millerstown Races, Old Millerstown, Sasparillo (Tuscan), Sasparillo Fizz, Wylgate, Herald Banner.

Typefaces from 2018: Garstang Engraved, Halliwell Casual, Portculliard, Rotham Industria, Sombrieul (Edwardian), Shervington Engraved (a shaded typeface that appears hand-engraved on copper-plate).

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Hamilton Wood Type (HWT)
[Richard Kegler]

Hamilton Wood Type (HWT), established in 2012, is a joint venture between P22 type foundry and the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum. The designs in this collection are based on printed specimens and actual wood type from the historic Hamilton Museum in Two Rivers, WI. HWT is based at P22 headquarters in Buffalo, NY. Typefaces are contributed by its founder, Richard Kegler, but also by Miranda Roth and Terry Wüdenbachs.

In 2012, they published HWT American Chromatic (Richard Kegler, Terry Wüdenbachs), a multilayered Western or circus font based on 19th Century Chromatic.

HWT Antique Tuscan No. 9 (2012) is a very condensed 19th century Tuscan style wood type design with a full character set and ligatures. This font was first shown by Wm H Page Co in 1859. It is the first digital version of this font to include a lowercase and extended European character set.

HWT Borders One (2012) contains 80 modular decorative elements that are based on the designs offered by the Hamilton Manufacturing company at the end of the 19th Century.

In 2013, Richard Kegler released the refreshing retro typeface HWT Bon Air, which is one of a series of script typefaces cut into wood by the Hamilton Manufacturing Company for the Morgan Sign Machine Co. (makers of the Line-o-Scribe showcard press) ca. 1950). He also digitized HWT Star Ornaments and HWT Republic Gothic (with Miranda Roth).

In 2013, James Todd designed the wood type revival family HWT Unit Gothic for Hamilton Wood Type Foundry. The Unit Gothic series was released by Hamilton Manufacturing Co. in 1907, and comprises a flexible range of widths from compressed to very wide.

Still in 2013, William Page's Antique No. 4 is revived as HWT Slab (Antique, Columbian), one with unbracketed square serifs, and one with bracketed serifs as in Clarendons. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Harold Lohner
[Harold's Fonts]

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Harold's Fonts
[Harold Lohner]

Harold Lohner was born in upstate New York in 1958. He received an MFA in printmaking from the University at Albany and is Professor of Visual Arts at Sage College of Albany. He began making fonts in 1997 and starting distributing them the next year through Harold's Fonts. He lives in Albany, NY, with his partner, Al Martino. Originally, most of his typefaces were freeware or shareware, but gradually, he started selling most on his site or via FontBros. His typefaces:

  • Famous fonts: Boom Chicka (2013: a set of three cartoon fonts inspired by the poster for the Marilyn Monroe film, The Prince and the Showgirl (1957), designed by Bill Gold), Auteur (2007, after the handwriting in the opening titles of Jean Cocteau's The Beauty and the Beast, 1946), 12 to the Moon (2000, runes based on the Columbia Pictures movie "12 to the Moon"), Aardvark Café (2000, extrapolated from the famous Hard Rock Café logo), BENSFOLK (2000, adapted from the work of Ben Shahn, in turn adapted from "folk or amateur" alphabets. Font originally developed for The Arts Center of the Capital Region.), BENSFOLK CONDENSED (2000), Bensgothic (1998), BensgothicLigatures (1998), CALAVERAS (2002, a take on Daisyland), Comet Negative (2000, based on the logo of Country Music Television (CMT)), Comet Positive (2000), HonestJohns (2000, based on the lettering in the classic Howard Johnson's restaurants logo), METRODF (2000, based on the Mexico City subway's lettering), Radio (2002, derived from the old NPR (National Public Radio) logo).
  • Handlettering: Empress Monograms (2014), Frank the Architect (2004, +Bold, 2009: after the lettering of architect Frank Ching), National Archive (2009, calligraphic), Rough Draft (2009, sketched font), Greg's Hand (2009), Rudland Hand (2007, inspired by the work of the British artist and designer Peter Rudland), Gamera (2006), Directors Script (2006, based on a film credits script from the 1940s), National Archive (2005, based on the lettering of Timothy Matlack, who wrote the Declaration of Independence), Frank the Architect (2004, based on Frank Ching's lettering, which also gave rise to the Tekton family), Imitation (2003, inspired by the handlettered titles of the film Imitation of Life (1959), directed by Douglas Sirk and artdirected by Richard H. Riedel), Imitation Two (2004), antiestablishment (2000), Christmas Card (2000, based on the handlettered opening titles of the film "It's a Wonderful Life", Art Director: Jack Okey. This font was retired and replaced in 2006 by Testimonial), Espangle (2002, as the lettering for El Corte Ingles), Dad's Recipe (2000, based on his dad's handwriting), Greg's Hand (2001, Greg Smith's writing), Greg's Other Hand (2002), Kaela (1998, reshaped and extended in 2006), Marker Man (1999), Synch (2000, with Phil Campbell, inspired by the work of the artist Stuart Davis), Synchronous (2000, based on Syncopated Script, again made with Phil Campbell), Syncopated Script (1999).
  • Blackletter: Waldorf Text (2011, after a 1914 original), Waldorf Heavy Illuminated (2011), Manucrypt (2011), Rude Goth (2007, grunge blackletter), Alsace-Lorraine, Benighted, Chinese Gothic, Christmas Card II, Kombine Regular, Kombine Kursiv (2000), Olde Chicago.
  • Woodtype: Blacktops (caps, 1999), Blacktop Small Caps (1999), Blacktop Regular (2014), Cinderella (1998). The Western font Cattle Annie (2006) is an unauthorized digital interpretation of the analog font "Les Catalanes." According to ABZ: More alphabets and other signs by Rothenstein and Gooding, it was designed in 1952 by Enric Crous-Vidal (1908-1987) but was never produced.
  • Stencil fonts: JJ Stencil, JJStencilLight (2000, inspired by the work of Jasper Johns), JJStencil Wet, JJStencilMedium, Sideshow (2000, based on the stencilled lettering on a vintage Ouija board), JJStencilSolid (2003), StencilFour (2001, inspired by the logo of Channel 4 (UK); reworked in 2006 into Oaktag), StencilFourReversed (2001).
  • Western: Oklahoma (2006, based on the title of the film by that name), Captain Howdy (1999, 2000, Western font based on the lettering on a Ouija board).
  • Fraktur fonts: Benighted (2002), AlsaceLorraine (2000), Chinese Gothic (2000), Kombine Regular (2000), Kombine Kursiv (2000).
  • Revived Letraset fonts: BLOCK UP family (2000, based on the font family by the same name by Sally Ann Grover (1974) for Letraset), Good Vibes (2001, based on the analog font "Good Vibrations" by Trevor Hatchett for Letraset, 1973), GoodVibesBackbeat (2001), ObliqueTextBold (2000, based on a Letraset font called Obliq, 1984), ObliqueTextLight (2000), ObliqueTextMedium (2000), Wireframe (2000, based on the Letraset font Bombere designed by Carla Bombere (or Carla Ward)).
  • Art deco fonts: Cartel (2005, simply gorgeous), based on the lettering of the 1936 movie by that name), Crazy Harold (2009), Road Jester (2009), Onion (2003), Roberta (2003, based on a font of Bob Trogman, 1962), Roberta Raised Shadow (2003), Boomerang family (1998-2000), LeFilmClassic family (2000, based on the classic Art Deco font of the same name, originally designed by Marcel Jacno and released by Deberny&Peignot, 1927), LeFilmLetters (2000), LeFilmShadow (2000), PopUps (1998, a 3-d art deco font for signboards), Tapeworm (1998, based on the work of artist Ed Ruscha), Farouk (2001, a five-line art deco font, based on an analog font of the same name, as illustrated in Paul E. Kennedy's "Modern Display Alphabets"; in fact, the original source should be Fatima, a font designed by Karl Hermann Schaefer in 1933 at Schriftguss, and a copy of it at FT Française was called Atlas (1933). Lohner renamed Fatima to Atlas at some point, and added Atlas Solid, still in 2001).
  • MICR fonts: CMC7 (1998).
  • Dingbats: Everyday People (2013, silhouettes), Bingo Dingo (2011, inspired by the classic Mexican game, Loteria), Essene Dingbats (2005), Chapeau (2005, inspired by the 1902 Sears Catalog), Corset (2005, inspired by the 1902 Sears Catalog), Harold's Pips (2004), Alpha Bravo (2003), Rebus, AmericanCheese (1999), Candide Dingbats (1999, a reclinming women dingbat typeface based on decorations designed by Rockwell Kent for "Candide," circa 1928), Maritime Flags (2000), New Year Dingbats (1999: Japanese patterns).
  • Monospace fonts: Chica Mono (2000, based on Apple's Chicago; not really monospaced, by the way), Queer Theory Black, Bold, Regular and Light (1999).
  • Arabic simulation typefaces: Alhambra (2006), Alhambra Deep (2006).
  • Oriental simulation fonts: Bruce Mikita (+Solid) (after a metal font by the same name; Dan Solo calls it Lantern), Pad Thai (2006), Mystic Prophet (2002, inspired by Ouija boards), Chines Gothic, Font Shui (inspired by a style of hand-lettering illustrated in Alphabets: Ancient&Modern, compiled by J. B. Russell (Padell, 1946), Rubaiyat Shadow and Inline, Seoul (Korean font simulation), Shazi, Twelve to the moon, Chow Fun (2001, an oriental simulation typeface based on a sample of hand lettering identified as "Crooks' Stencil Designed Alphabet" in Alphabets: Ancient&Modern, compiled by J. B. Russell and published in 1945 by Padell Book Co), Quasi (1998).
  • Cartoon fonts: Laughtrack (2009, based on the work of the cartoonist Jerry Robinson), CokerOne (2000, based on the work of cartoonist Paul Coker Jr), Coker Two (2000) (note: therse fonts were erroneously named. They were renamed to Denney because of this: "The lettering in the fonts you have was developed by Alan Denney at Hallmark in the late 1950s. He also worked for American Greetings Hi Brows from 1960 - 1966 and then returned to Hallmark.... And he later went to a different lettering style when Shoe Box cards became Hallmark's funny card line replacing Contemporary Cards. Alan retired from Hallmark in 1993 and died two years later."), ZITZ (2000, based on the hand lettering in the King Features daily strip "Zits" by Jim Borgman and Jerry Scott), Ohmigosh (2007: 12 styles of comic book lettering).
  • Dot matrix fonts: Fortuna Dot (2001).
  • Pixel fonts: Larcher (based on a modular font designed by Jean Larcher).
  • Medieval script fonts: Sonnet Italic&Swash (2009), Galathea (2000, based on a classic analog font of the same name, "Originalerzeugnis von J. S. Schelter&Giesecke, Leipzig").
  • Fonts made in 2015: Ace of Clubs, Roberta (after Bob Trogman's art nouveau font Roberta, 1962).
  • Fonts made in 2013: OK Monograms (retro-futuristic), Splunge (based on Franklin Gothic).
  • Fonts made in 2012: Humerus (Halloween font inspired by the opening credit sequence of Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, 1948), Retrospace (inspired by the hand-lettered opening credits of the film Some Came Running (1958)), Toynbee Idea (free font based on Toynbee tiles), Hymn (scanbat).
  • Fonts made in 2011: Institute Stamps (grunge), Magic Carpet, Shoemaker (shoe stitch face).
  • Fonts made in 2010: Salmagundi (grunge), Dynamotor (like Dynamo, which was designed by K. Sommer and first released in 1930), Poignant (inspired by the hand-lettered film titles of certain mid-1900s films from Twentieth-Century Fox, including "All About Eve", "Gentleman's Agreement" and "No Way Out."), Pharmacy MMX (unicase), Karta (3d face), Flores MMX.
  • Fonts made in 2009: Wexley (revival of a VGC font called Wexford), Sonnet (based on the printed text of Shakespeare, 1609), Fashion Brush, Fashion Script, Imitation One, Two, and Three, Generation B (all at Font Bros), Gainsborough (2009, an art deco typeface inspired by the hand-lettered titles of an Alfred Hitchcock film, The Lady Vanishes (1938)), Comfy (FontBros: inspired by an example of "Pinselschrift" (brush lettering) by Wilhelm Dechert), Sirena (FontBros: inspired by the hand-lettered opening titles of the film I Married a Witch).
  • Fonts made in 2008: Alumino (inspired by Saul Bass's design for the aluminum company Alcoa), République (four fonts inspired by Paris Metro signs---not the familiar Art Nouveau "Metropolitain" signs, but the later Art Deco design by Adolphe Dervaux), Handbill (based on rubber stamps), Flash Mob, Pen Script Monograms, Royal Wedding (commercial set at Font Bros), 2 Clover Monograms, 4 Heart Monograms, Silverliner (based on the opening titles of the 1951 Hitchcock movie Strangers on a Train), Tricot (lettering as done on a sweater, after a design by Nancy Stahl), Silverliner (based on the opening titles of the 1951 Hitchcock movie Strangers on a Train), Carbon Copy, Bracelet Mongrams.
  • Fonts made in 2007: Aeolian, Pub Bites, Barril and Barril Doble (a digital interpretation of the 1970s Neufville font Barrio), Circle Monograms, XOXO (grunge), Safety Pin (inspired by the cover of the June 1946 Ladies Home Journal), Swizzle Script (a script based on Stylescript, 1940, Sol Hess: compare with Coronet and Trafton), New England (script), Madfont (after MAD magazine's logo), Quince (a brush version of Klumpp's Murray hill), Plumber's Gothic, Gamera.
  • Fonts made in 2006: Humdinger (comic book lettering), Stella Dallas (a Koch Antiqua style typeface based on he hand-lettered titles of the film Stella Dallas), Foam Light, Mean 26 Sans, Mean 26 Serif, Gaudi, Lapis Lazuli (3 calligraphic fonts based on Dan X. Solo's Papyrus), Garden, Boston Line and Philadelphia Line (inspired by Boston Line Type, developed in the 1830s by Samuel Gridley Howe for use in raised-letter printing for the blind; the Philadelphia Line fonts were inspired by another raised-print font, this one developed by Julius Friedlander and adopted in 1837 by his Philadelphia school, now the Overbrook School for the Blind), Honeymoon (a script based on the Holiday Inn lettering), Blooper and Bloop Script (after Cooper Black and Brush Script), Roman monograms.
  • Fonts made in 2005: Don Semiformal, Fabulous Prizes, Valentin (inspired by the work of Valentin Haüy, creator of the first books for the blind), Chelt Press (a grungy Cheltenham), National Debt, Pub Smooth (followed in 2007 by Pub Bites), Baronial Monograms, Vine Monograms, Thaleia (revival of Thalia), Harold's Monograms Bold, Blockograms, CarmenMonograms, Profiler, Goya, Jest, Chaser, Rebus (dingbats), Dilemma, The Birds, CVelestial Alphabet.
  • Fonts made in 2004: Snowflake Monograms, Upbeat Demi, Pessima, White Birch, Artistamp, Entwined Monograms, Project, Dirty Finger, Koch Dingbats, Yard Sale, Shield Monograms, Gainsborough (inspired by the hand-lettered titles of the Alfred Hitchcock film "The Lady Vanishes", 1938), Jim Dandy (an interpretation of the 19th century typeface Jim Crow), Gaumont (based on the hand-lettered titles of the film The 39 Steps (1935), a Gaumont-British Picture, directed by Alfred Hitchcock), Imitation2, Sunset, Bend It, Pretz, Cantabile, Echo, Skidz, Columbia Stamp, Trudeau Sans (a companion of his architectural typeface Trudeau), Frank the Architect (2004, a Frank Ching-inspired typeface not unlike Tekton).
  • Fonts made in 2003: Card Characters, Pieces, Harlequin, Hexagrams&Octograms, Popstars, Level, Peace, Collegiate Monograms, Bead Chain, Marquee.
  • Fonts made in 2002: Level, Backhand Brush, Joggle, Script Monograms, Brickletter, Font Shui (oriental simulation), Heartland (for Valentine's day), Melodymaker (for music), Antiestablishment, Penmanship, RingTV, Cabaletta (now called Roosevelt), Graceful Ghost (caps based on an 18th century French design by Pouget&fils), the Ixat family (grunge fonts), PalimpsestBlack (grunge font), PalimpsestDark, PalimpsestLight, PalimpsestRegular, Pearlie, Repent (based on the work of American folk artist Jesse Howard), WillingRace (upper and lower case together).
  • Fonts made in 2001: Carmen Caps, Crazy Harold (2001, based on a font of the same name, as illustrated in Paul E. Kennedy's "Modern Display Alphabets"; extended to 8 weights in 2006), Easter Parade (brush script), Famous Label (pen lettering), FLORES (based on a florist's sign in Valencia, Spain), FONT ERROR, Guadalupe (Mexican simulation face), GuadalupeDos, HMBlackDiamondThree, HMBlackDiamondTwo, HMBlackOvalThree, HMBlackOvalTwo, HMWhiteDiamondThree, HMWhiteDiamondTwo, HMWhiteOvalThree, HMWhiteOvalTwo, Handmedown, Hymn, KaffeehausNeon (based on Kaufmann), PubSmooth (a variant of the classic font Publicity Gothic), Roselyn (a script font based on a font in "Lettering and Alphabets" by John Albert Cavanagh), RubaiyatDoubleLine, RubaiyatEngraved, RubaiyatInline, RubaiyatOutline, RubaiyatShadow, RubaiyatSolid, SanitaryBoldCaps, SanitaryDemi, SanitaryRegular, Shazi, ShaziGhost, Subtext (grunge font).
  • Fonts made in 2000: Arrobatherapy, Barbeque, Black Oval Monogram, Bruce Mikita (oriental simulation), Bruce Mikita2, Cantabile, CantabileAlternate, Celestial Alphabet, the Goya family (extrapolated from the logo of the GOYA food products company), King Harold (inspired by the lettering on the Bayeux Tapestry), KingXmas, KingXmasStars, KochQuadratFill, KochQuadrat, KochQuadratGuides, KochQuadratInline, KochQuadratOutlines, Koch Rivoli, Lab Rat, Law School (based on the architectural lettering at Albany Law School, Albany, NY, now named Trudeau, after a design by architect Robert Louis Trudeau), Milky Way (based on a style of hand lettering by Ross F. George included in 1930s Speedball lettering books), MilkyWayTwo (2001), Neurotoxin, Pharmacy, Punchhappy (holes in letters, influenced by Apostrophe's Toolego?), Punchhappy Shadow, Quarterround, Quarterround Tile (a kitchen tile font), RedCircle (based on the lettering on Eight O'Clock brand coffees), Ringpin, ScarletRibbons (inspired by a Speedball lettering book from the 30s by Ross F. George), Screwball (font in memory of Madeline Kahn), Solemnity (an uncial font modeled on the analog font SOLEMNIS by Günter Gerhard Lange, 1952), ThreePartySystemA, ThreePartySystemB, ThreePartySystemC, Vasarely (named in honor of Op artist Victor Vasarely; based on a modular font by Jean Larcher).
  • Fonts made in 1999: BrideOfTheMonsterStencil, Bubble Gum Rock A and B (1999-2002), CheltPressDark, CheltPressDarkVariegated, CheltPressLigh, CheltPressLightVariegated, CheltPress, Esquivel, EsquivelEngraved, Fulton Artistamp, MADFONT, Smellvetica, SmellveticaOutline, Vedette Blanche (movie roll font), VedetteNoire.
  • Fonts made in 1998: BrideOfTheMonster (caps and numbers are based on Rudolph Koch's Neuland), Cheapskate family, Dominican (coffee bean bag font), Landmark, OldeChicago (based on the Apple Chicago font), Ricecakes, SavingsBond extended in 2006 to National Debt, National Debt Hilite and National Debt 3D), StampAct, StampActJumbled, Thanksgiving, Virile Open, Virile Solid.
  • Typefaces from 2011: Bingo Dingo (dingbats inspired by the classic Mexican board game, Lotería), ManuCrypt (blackletter), Waldorf Text (blackletter).
  • Typefaces from 2012: Albanita (date unclear though), Curator (a compact handwriting font), Seafare (circus style face), Hardline (op art prismatic style), London (inspired by London, Susan Kare's bitmap-style Olde English designed for Apple in the early 1980s. Variations include cross-stitch, harlequin (black and white diamonds), and shaded (diagonal lines)).
  • Typefaces from 2015: Gilded Age (inspired by the opening titles of the 1952 French film Casque d'Or.
  • Typefaces from 2016: Mr. Kite (weathered wood type), Schnapps (blackletter), Egyptian Monograms, Bluelakehawk (with Jason Martinez, inspired by Southwest Pueblo pottery patterns and tribal art).

    Typefaces from 2016: Bogo (a digital version of Morris Fuller Benton's Hobo Light, 1915).

  • Typefaces from 2017: Asian Flavor, Time Lock, Flying Circus (a Western style slab serif modeled after Circo, which was made in 1971 by Jan Solpera at Berthold AG), Traftoon (after Howard Allen Trafton's Cartoon (1936)), Art Deco Monograms, Stage Left (with interlocking capitals), Intermittent (experimental: vertical lines only; inspired by West Side Story).
  • Typefaces from 2018: Niche, Licorice Whip, Mineral City (grungy), Cascade Monograms, Trails End (grungy), Maze Monograms, Harmonium, Tidal Wave.

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Herbert F. Czarnowsky
[Baltimore Type Foundry (or: Baltotype)]

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Huy Fonts
[Juan José Lopez]

Huy Fonts is a foundry in Madrid run by Juan José Lopez. In 2016, he designed the great poster typeface Black Pack, which is inspired by the odd bold plastic shops signs from the 60s and 70s. With Ines Atienza, he designed the multilayered and/or chromatic circus font family Show (2014). Influenced by chromatic letterpress types, it is based on a type family called Concave, a Victorian type launched in 1884 by the foundry Marder, Luse & Co. Inés Atienza and Juanjo López are members of the Familia Pl√≥mez association, a small printshop based in Madrid that devote their efforts to promote everything about letterpress printing, calligraphy, and lettering.

With Inés Atienza, Juanjo designed the multilayered and/or chromatic circus font family Show (2014). Influenced by chromatic letterpress types, it is based on a type family called Concave, a Victorian type launched in 1884 by the foundry Marder, Luse & Co.

Lopez made Choriza and Choriza Sans (2013: sausage-inspired type), Adoquin (2013), the informal sketchified family Bodoniez (2011), Chiripa (2011, hand-printed), Hands Up (2011, various hands, including "thumbs up", "a OK", "the finger", and fists), Paquita Pro (2011, informal lettering; this children's book font was remodeled in 2016 as Paquita Next), Ultramarina (2011, a quaint face based on wood type headline examples), and Pichi (2011).

Designer of the didone typeface Schotis (2017), the cartoon font family Xunga (2017) and the angular text typeface family Pliego.

Earlier, Lopez was a T-shirt designer, who also used the name Juanjo Lopez. Old page of Juanjez Nikis.

At Dafont, one could download the headline handwriting font Paquita (2006), a predecessor of Paquita Pro. See alo Fontstore's Paquito (2017).

Klingspor link. Home page. Behance link.

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Frenchman (b. 1957) who started making fonts in 2010, after a career in illustration, comics, and video games. In 2010, he created the free fonts BabyJo (pixel face), Bayday, Chrom (beveled face), LaPresse (grunge), Muffaroo, Poppy, Poppydot, Spacecard, Strokewith, Strokeless, ToonLand (comic book lettering), ToonLandBlack, ToonLandShad, TrashToys (grunge), WorldColors (3d face).

In 2011, he published Francobelge (comic book face), Freepress (grunge), Gamix (Western titling face), Inmyroom (dingbats), Majestrick (calligraphic), Onomatopaf (comic book dings), Outerzone, OuterzoneB, Starz (dingbats), Stenstreet (grunge), Tram, Tramix (texture face), TrashToys02, War-Lettersn, Mixagex, Massive Dynamite (grunge), Not Well (grunge), Actu, Blck, Gling (texture face), HeRioz (silhouettes), Brightoon (cartoonish brush face), Muzo (ink spill face), Sharpy, Space Shop (dingbats), Pulp Dance (hand-printed), Essef (art deco), Retro Sign (grunge), Labo (grunge), Exhausted, Komikoz, Puzzled, Toonimals (dings), Penstriped (sketch face), Cashier (grungy), Dan Hand, Hardwell (grungy caps), Colleged (athletic lettering), Goodjean (jeans texture face), Seaside Things (dingbats), Real Tek (techno), Zou (3d hand-printed caps), Painter, Border Line (grunge), Handout (grunge), Tract (grunge), Pulpatone (grunge), Logos I Love, Pal Antic (chancery hand), Twent (fat rounded display face), DoodFlow (dingbats), Afro Add (texture face), Crump (grunge), Big White, Dark Room (grunge), Manifesto (grunge), Tacketil (a FontStruct font), Otto Land (sketch face), Over (outline face), Under (brush dings), Baskertown (grunge), Nursery Tale, Panic (texture face), BlackNDot (ink spill face), Beyond (striped display face), Advert, Car Crash (grunge), Heartz, Starsteel, Smart Faces, Blackflag (a brushed blackletter), Dock 51 (grungy stencil), Lead (3d face).

In November 2011, he created a number of texture typefaces: Hotöcop, Pal Mod, Speedy (sketch face), Thirties Gold, Sunset GP.

Further 2011 typefaces: Poptivi, Shadow Mole, Super Modern Black.

Faces from 2012: Remanence, Winter Days (dingbats), Nowharehouse (grunge), Snuff (grunge), Cup of Tea (3d shadow face), Talk of the wall.

Typefaces from 2012: Egirlz (dingbats), Art Post (white on black poster lettering), Volutes (copperplate calligraphic script), From me 2 you (curly script), PS I Love You, Kolossal (caps only), Kraash, Alexandre (3d engraved headline face), Monstres de poche (dingbats), Alternate (grunge), Warning, Dreams (brush face), Headline Crack, Bump Pad (textured typeface), Carton (grungy white-on-black stencil face), Maybe maybe Not, Frames n Riboons (sic), Blackboard (sketched face), Logotronik (a 3d techno face), Big Bad Dogs (dingbats), Libre Expression (engraved copperplate typeface), Mecagothix (textured blackletter face), Destroy, Destroy Helpers, Buy More, Things we said (curly face), Lost Saloon (Tuscan), Salon de Coiffure (beveled), Brighton Pier (grunge), Motel Vacancy (grunge), Bates Shower (dripping blood typeface), Venus Furs (texture typeface), Showmen, True Men Tattoos (dingbats), Quicker (sketch font), Romanum Est (grungy Trajan face), Also (scratchy letters), Lazy Day (3d font), Pusher, Hard Dumb, The Idiot, Overflowing (grunge), Fast Foont (sketched), Melange (grunge), Jumbo Parade (circus font), Happy Monsters, Zozox (experimental), Magic Sound (packaging typeface), Arena Mascaras (dingbats), Top View (3d face), Flagadoum, Last King Quest, Rhythm n Blacks (textured face), Troll Sketched, Superpoz (a 3d painted typeface of exceptional beauty), HalloCuties (Halloween font), Gothik Steel (circus font), Silvestre Relief (3d titling face), Just Like That (comic book face), Numero 10 (athletic lettering), Tet de Mor (skulls), Facelook, Xmas Dad, Instant Marker, Ragtimer, Punk Dots (textured face), Onomato Vlam (comic book balloons), 8th Cargo (textured mechanical octagonal face), Zu Kabarett (creepy curly German expressionist face), Unusual Day One, Happy New One (party font), Xmas Doods, Xmas Doods 2, Higher, Usual Day One, Team 401 (athletic lettering), Doonga (comic strip letters), Killer's Move.

Typefaces from 2013: Them (fat brush), Ghost Code, Tiny Heroes (figurines), Over There (sci-fi), Higher than High, Abandon (sketched face), Broken Hearts, True Stories, A wolf at the door (wood style poster face), Elo Hand, Bots n Droids (dingbats), Toonimals 2 (dingbats), Halftoned Backup (textured face), Novlang (textured poster face), Come With Us, Ptits Pirates (pirate figurines), Board Dudes (skateboard dingbats), Big Bro's Watch (grungy), Doonga Slash (comic book face), Round About, Signz, Lethal League (grungy athletic lettering), Dark Times, Dandy Hat Trick, tardots (textured typeface), Dinoz (dinosaur dingbats), Big Surprise (fat script), Comix Loud, Arlequin, Fanzine Title, Scotch Taped, Phoenix (dingbats), Rock's Death (grunge), Tuamotu (textured), Trees Friends (dingbats), King Arthur Legend (blackletter), Fairy Strange, Flame On, Mystery, Money Go Round (ransom note font), Seven of One, Captain's Talk, Peaches en Regalia (sketch font), Wrong Board (textured or crayon typeface), Subito (comic book face), Extra Sales (signage face), Gimme Danger (grunge stencil), Alphabet City (graffiti font), Raleigh Rock, Rysky Lines, Splash, Good Vibers (comic book figurines), Tequilla Sunrise (3d shadow face), Graphers Blog, Star Waves, Splash, Action Comics, Wild Trails (wood plank typeface), Tiki Club (dingbats), Bad Striped (sketched face), Come With Me (paint drip face), Famous Oldies (textured face), Girly Toons (dingbats), Eshop Advert, Full Pack 2025, Dickson's Tale (a great grungy caps face), Hand Typewriter, Campus Relief (athletic lettering), ZalienZ (dingbats), Manga Style (oriental brush), Journal du Soir (letterpress emulation), Royal Delight (3d sketched face), Gothix Fate, Lettrisme (a letterpress ransom note font), NYC Zone 123 (graffiti face), Tedz (teddy bear dingbats), Merry Xmas, Last Day On Earth (textured typeface).

Typefaces from 2014: Dite Alla Giovine (flared cursive script), Heavy Gothik (textured blackletter), Comix Bubbles, King of Scotland (textured), Lazy Sketch, Arabica Export (coffee bag texture), Scream Again, Season of the Witch, Soul Festival, Back Ride 342, Cheap-Potatoes, Nine-Feet-Under (grunge), Remingtoned-Type, Search'n-Destroy, Starz-2, Vanished, On The Roof (or: On The Tops), Mad Groove Blast, Another Brick (textured face), Destination Future, Perversionist, Dex's Jobs (Treefrog-style typeface), Ptit Coeur d'Amour, Mickey's School (athletic lettering), One Way or Another (a hand-drawn poster typeface), Californian Cars (license plates), Building State Empire, Back on Lime (shadow face), Next Ups (graffiti face), PatchFun (textured face), Railway to Hells, Shut'em Down, Misunderstanding, Another Brick (textureface), Perversionist (grunge), Destination Future, Linographer, Polish Posterisation, For Girls Only, Half Price 4 You (sketched typeface), Secret Agency (bad ink grunge), Player One (a grungy baseball Script), Raw Notice, Home Mad Popsters, No Silly Walk There, Bad Coma (lovely grunge), Dark Net Warrior (grunge), Cowboy Movie (Western font), Palm Beach (textured typeface), Search n Destroy (textured), Carnaval de mai, Variations (textured), Black Jeans (weathered font), City of Light, Santa's Air Mail (snow-capped letters), Cheap-Potatoes, Nine-Feet-Under, Remingtoned-Type, Search'n-Destroy, Starz-2, Vanished.

Typefaces from 2015: Snake Jacket, Big Campus (athletic lettering), Penball Wizard, When The Eagles Dare, Urban Brush Zone (graffiti font), Wild West Pixel, World Black Shadow, Next Custom, Irresponsible Direction (grunge), Doodle Gum (textured), Posthuman (textured), Red Zone (glaz krak face), Smasher 312 (graffiti font), Columbine (dripping blood font), Tarentula's Web, Just Like This (retro funk), Eastern Brush (oriental brush typeface), Pulp Headlines (grungy typeface), War is Over (letterpress emulation), Thirties Relief, Flowers Power (sic) (floral caps), Direct du Gauche (inky brush), Jackpot (3d, sketched), Numero 10 Clean (athletic lettering), Lace Dreams (textured), Right Chalk (chalky crayon font), Lazy Sketch Black, Golden Age (shaded pixel font), Swamp Death (textured), Astounding News, Heavy Metal Rocking, Fifties Movies, Grunge Strokes 01, Cosmik Orchestra, Paysley Sports (sandy athletic lettering), No Safety Zone (grungy stencil), Quicksands (textured), Break It Down (glaz krak font), Naughty Cartoons, Mad Groove Clean (athletic lettering), Outlaw Stars (grungy Western face), Space Comics, Dirty Bowl 86 (athletic lettering), Cheap Potatoes Black (imitating pototo printing?), ExtraBlur (textured), Backside Air, Megalopolis, Curse of the Zombie, After the Goldrush, Avantgardiste 1934, Easy Fashion (textured), Free Thinking's Murder (textured), Phantom Zone (zombie texture), Snake In The Boot, Checkpoint Charlie (grungy stencil), For Girls Only Bold, Playing In The Mood (piano key face), Intergalactik Airlines, Les Mystères de Paris, Season of the Witch Black (blackletter), Resistance Is Futile (a great textured mechanical typeface), On The Tops Lights (matinee signage), Strawberry Fields, Serif of Nottingham, OnomatoBom (cartoon smaks).

Typefaces from 2016: Dynamix (a shaded comic book typeface), Black Santa (snowy letters), Astral Delight, Mr. Headlines (titling sans), Sister Spray, Shaka Pow (cartoon font), Jack in the Box, Glitter Campus (athletic lettering), Ghost Crazy (heavy brush), Prezident, Flowers Kingdom (psychedelic), Galaxy Corps (octagonal stencil), Stitchn School, Brown Shoes, Armagedon (dry brush), Smasher 312 (graffiti style), Bad Stories, Master Droid, Heavy Metal Box (grungy letterpress), Outerspace Shoping (sic), Extros Backstage (squarish), Jelly Crazies (jellybean font), Black and White Banners, Ballad of Dwight Frye (grungy), Crazy Sixties, SciFi Movies, Maximum Strength (athletic lettering), Evanescente (sketched typeface), Urban Ghost, Vif Argent (watercolor brush script), Demolition Crack (textured), How to Disappear, Public Market, Pyjama Party, Magician Rings (modular sans), Pale Blue Eyes (brush script), All The Mad men (sketched), Dixociative (white-on-black), White Flame (octagonal typeface), Asian Delight (oriental brush emulation), Candy Shop, Barb Wire Club, Super Weird, My Socks Line.

Typefaces from 2017: Scoubidou Rap, Good Morning (cartoon font), Graphik Arts (textured), Danger Zone Warning, Love The One You're With, Are You Hung Up (textured), Keys of Paradise, Mr Headlines Fancy, Game of Brush, Powerful, Ghost Shadow, Quick Menu Boards, Urban Fresh Air, Cheer Lace Leader (textured), Cracked Code (grunge), Very Simple Chalk, Fluo Gums, Very Popular, Personal Service, Blind Signature (crayon font), Blood n Guts, Quarterback Fight (octagonal athletic lettering), Supersonic Rocketship, Reboot Crush, Strange Path (dry brush font), Heroes Legend, Cache-Tampon, Championship (a great horizontally striped typeface), Silver Age Queens, Strange Tales.

Typefaces from 2018: Children's Theater (textured), Magnifico, Lethal Slime, Pop of the Pops, Slow Death, Folk Festival, Strange Marvel, Strong Impact (octagonal), Heavy Metal Blight, Mango Slice, Are You Jimmy Carl Black, Strange Clowns, Mechanical Animals, Fast Forward, Spanish Castles, Vintage Warehouse, Swamp Black, Pixelmania, Enigma key, Vlump (wooden plank font), Guns n Flash Comix, Black Streamer, East Border (military stencil), Bot Craftshop, Super Quick, Don't You Know?, Return of the Flash, Only The Strong (weathered athletics font), Hands Up, Strange Shadow, White on Black, Ed Wood Movies.

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Inés Atienza

Designer in Madrid (since 2008) who has worked with Alberto Corazon in Madrid (2004-2005) and Massimo Vignelli in New York (2006-2007). She studied at the Sorbonne (1999), Universidad San Pablo CEU in Madrid (2004), Parsons in New York (2007) and Cooper Union (2011). With Juanjo López, she designed the multilayered and/or chromatic circus font family Show (2014). Influenced by chromatic letterpress types, it is based on a type family called Concave, a Victorian type launched in 1884 by the foundry Marder, Luse & Co. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

James Vipond

Creator of Vipondoctic (2008), an octagonal beauty, with the help of FontStruct. Other creations at FontStruct in 2008: vipond_angular, vipond_chubby, Fast Money, Vipond Octic, Lampoon, Fast Money (gridded face), Unity Titling (art deco), Vipond Angular (octagonal), Ringling (Victorian circus font). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jan Solpera

Czech designer (b. 1939, Jindrichove Hradci) went to the Art School in Prague (1954-1958) and the Academy of Art, Architecture and Design in Prague (or: School of Applied Arts) (1959-1965). From 1973 until 2003, he taught at that academy, and headed the Font Studio at the School of Applied Arts. His best-known student was Frantisek Storm. His typefaces:

  • Insignia (1979-1982), a sans typeface family. This was renamed since Neville Brody has a font by that name, even though Brody's font was made only in 1990, eleven years after Solpera's font. The digital version by Frantisek Storm (2000, Storm Type Foundry) is called Solpera. See also here for this sans-serif family. He designed the fonts on the banknotes of the Czech National Bank.
  • With Frantisek Storm, he designed Josef Sans in 2013, in the hope of adding a new sans family to Tyfa's Roman (Tyfa Antikva).
  • Areplos (Book and Text), published in 2005 by Storm Type Foundry based on a 1982 original by Solpera.
  • Circo (1971, H. Berthold AG). This Western style slab serif phototypeface was later carried by Lettergraphics as Cirque. For a digital version, see Harold Lohner's free typeface Flying Circus.
  • Comenia Sans (Storm Type Foundry), Comenia Script, Comenia Serif, Comenia Text.

At the ATypI in Prague, Frantisek Storm said about Jan Solpera: Solpera always plays with the alternates. At that meeting, Storm described Solpera as a precise and patient man, who insisted on having many alternates (in his types). Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Jeff Levine
[Jeff Levine: Wood type]

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Jeff Levine: Wood type
[Jeff Levine]

Digital renderings and simulations of wood type by Jeff Levine include Advertiser JNL (2009), Antique Unique JNL (2017, a revival of a wood type called Ten Line Antique Compressed No. 7), Blacksmith JNL (2011, based on a brass stencil image), Brenham JNL (2011), Buckdance JNL (2005, Tuscan), Bushwick JNL (2011, caps-only sans), Cattleman JNL (2013, a condensed French Clarendon), Clarenwood JNL (2014), Clarenwood Stencil (2015), Daily Tablet JNL (2014: based on wood type used for newspaper headlines), DuBois Block JNL (2008), Elida JNL (2011, a didone all caps wood type family), Elk Grove JNL (2009, based on a wood type called Facade), Emporia JNL (2011), Engine Company JNL (2013), Final Edition JNL (2015), Fort Courage JNL (2014, a French Clarendon), Framingham JNL (2010, a widened version of Nostrand JNL), General Merchant JNL (2013), Gristwood JNL (2015), Hayfork JNL (2011), Ingomar (2006), Lenorah JNL (2009), Lockup JNL (2009), Longwood JNL (2014), Normandy Isle JNL (2011), Northfork JNL (2010, based on a William H. Page wood type alphabet called Parisian, circa 1857-58), Nostrand JNL (2009, condensed wood type), Notification JNL (2011), Nouveau Sans JNL (2014, art bouveau-inspired wood type), Old Wood JNL (2013), Ornery Polecat JNL (2014: Western style), Payson (2009), Pleasantwood JNL (2014), Primitive Tuscan JNL (2014), Rachelle JNL (2009, Italian), Ranch Hand JNL (2013), Reverse Gothic JNL (2014), Roman Wood Type JNL (2012, in the Clarendon Condensed style), Rounded Sans Wood JNL (2015), Rustic Setting JNL (2013), Saddle Tramp JNL (2013), Sagebrush JNL (2014: modeled after French Clarendon), Sales Book JNL (2013), Sales Event JNL (2014), Shadowland JNL (2014), Shadowlawn JNL (2014), Sidewinder JNL (2013, an ultra-compressed wood type), Splinters JNL (2009, wood pieces), Stockville JNL (2012), Streamwood JNL (2014), Strongbox JNL (2009), Tamarac (2006, slab-serif wood type), Tent Show JNL (2014, based on a French Clarendon circus style), Teterboro JNL (2010; although built from scratch, this slab serif has a wood type feel), Texarkana JNL (2011, based on a classic condensed wood type from the 1800s, and embellished with stars), Topanga JNL (2010, ultra-condensed sans serif wood type), Trail Boss JNL (2011), Troubadour JNL (2011, ornamental wood type), Unadorned JNL (2017, an ornate spurred wood type font), Weekend Tabloid JNL (2009, a sans serif wood type), Western Wood Type JNL (2015, a Clarendon), Westward JNL (2014: circus lettering typeface), Winnetka JNL (2009, octagonal wood type inspired by Cooley Antique Tuscan Condensed---a printer's wood type manufactured in 1859 by J.G. Cooley), Woodbranch JNL (2016), Wood Condensed Grotesk (2014), Woodcraft JNL (2013), Woodhaven Initilas JNL (2014), Woodlawn JNL (2013, outlined), Woodmark JNL (2014: based on William H. Page's New Process No. 507), Wood Nouveau (2014), Wood Poster Display JNL (2014), Wood Sans Narrow JNL (2017, based on examples of an extra condensed Hamilton Wood Type), Wood Tuscan JNL (2014), Wood Type Bodoni JNL (2013), Wood Type Calendar JNL (2016), Wood Type Grotesk JNL (2014), Woodwork JNL (2014). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Jessica

Jakarta, Indonesia-based illustrator and designer, who created the circus-style display typeface Haribo in 2018. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jim Parkinson
[Parkinson Type Design]

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John Downer

Celebrated American sign painter and type designer (b. Tacoma, WA, 1951), who lives in Iowa City, IA. Downer earned a BA degree in Fine Art from Washington State University, and both an MA degree and an MFA degree in painting from the University of Iowa. John Downer has been a journeyman sign painter since 1973, and a type designer since 1983. He is known as a type critic and type historian. He teaches hand lettering regularly and lectures widely at educational institutions and professional conferences. Downer's professional activities include sign painting, lettering, glass gilding, type design, typography, and logo design. His typefaces:

  • Ironmonger (1991-1992), Roxy (1990), SamSans (1993) at FontBureau.
  • Chicago Tribune Mag (1989, Roger Black).
  • At Emigre: Triplex Italic (1985; many weights were done by Zuzana Licko), Brothers (1999, an almost octagonal family with wood type influences: Its inspiration came from a bright chromolithographed letterhead designed around the turn of the century for the Cole Brothers traveling shows, an extravaganza of acrobatic and circus acts that included trained horses with bareback riders.), Council (1999) and Vendetta (1999). Council was based on lettering found on a candy tin box made in the early 1900s for John G. Woodward&Co. of Council Bluffs, Iowa. It has a wood type look.
  • Iowan Old Style (1990, Bitstream--his first font), Iowan Old Style Titling (2002, Bitstream). These are newspaper types. He writes about them: Iowan Old Style is classified as a Venetian old style type design. It is related to earlier, 20th-century American interpretations of Italian Renaissance types cut by Nicolas Jenson and Francesco Griffo, but it is modeled also on classical inscriptional lettering and sign painting seen in certain regions of eastern Iowa. See also Venetian 801 by Bitstream.
  • Gonick (1992, Larry Gonick).
  • Simona (1994-1996, Design Lab, Milan, with Jane Patterson), Simona Swash Italic (1998, Design Lab). Example of its use.
  • Airy (1998, Design Lab).
  • Panatela (2001, compared by Downer with Jim Parkinson's Modesto).
  • Paperback (2005), a family with 6, 9, 12, 24, 48 and 96 point optical sizes. Its polygonal sections of outlines are applauded by John Berry.
Russian piece by Ilya Ruderman on Downer's lettering. His present company is Voltage. At ATypI 2008 in St. Petersburg, he spoke about revivals, and ran a lettering workshop, something he is famous for at previous ATypI meetings as well. His abstract on font revival reads: To understand the intrinsic differences between plagiarism (normally regarded as a bad thing) and preservation (normally regarded as a good thing), we should look at various means by which newer typefaces are derived from older ones. There are indeed many approaches. Outlining them can be helpful in considering the practices surrounding revivalism in general: revivals, recuttings, reclamations - anthologies, surveys, remixes - knockoffs, clones, counterfeits - "me too", copycat - reconsiderations, reevaluations, reinterpretations - homages, tributes, paeans - encores, sequels, reprises - extensions, spinoffs, variations - caricatures, parodies, burlesques.

Mug shot. Klingspor link. Brief bio. MyFonts page. FontShop link. Bitstream bio.

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John Studden

Sign artist in Burbank, CA who runs L.A. Signs and Graphics on E. Verdugo Avenue there. MyFonts link. All his fonts are commercial, and can be bought from Letterhead Fonts (LHF). He specializes in signage and retro typefaces. Perhaps his best-selling typeface is Classic Caps (2002). Other typefaces: Casablanca (2003), LHF Ephemera (2002, calligraphic), LHF Ballpark Script (2001, connected signage script), Goldsmith (2003), New Trajan (2002, based on Roman lettering found on buildings), Aristocrat (2002, inspired by a 1930s ad for swallow motorcycles), Big Top (2002, a circus headline font), Bulldog, Burbank (modeled after fire truck lettering), Classic Roman, Light Face Roman (2003), Fairground, Havana, Hertford, Corrie (2004, a roman titling face), The Bat (2004, inspired by lettering of Al Imelli), Pullman Train (2003), Labelle (2003, inspired by a Peace Time cigar label), Stetson (2004, an elegant all-caps display face), Brough Superior (2004), Classic Caps (2006, for Western style signs), Diploma (2006), Watrin (2006), Hamilton Ornate (2006, late 19th century ornamental style), Mackinlay (2006), Hamilton Nailhead (2006), Palms Bold (2006, wood type), Square Block (2006), Bank Note (2006, all-caps pair of typefaces that includes an outline), Gilmore (2006, wood type), Booth (2006, an artsy modern-serifed headline face), LHF Citizen (2007), LHF Prince (2007), LHF Vienna (2007), LHF Victoria (2007, art deco), LHF Roebuck, LHF Quaker (2007, elegant and artsy), LHF Prince (2007, inspired by the old "Farmer's Deposit National Bank" stock certificates), LHF Gilmore (2007), LHF Jumbo (2007, heavy Egyptian), LHF Conservatory (2008, a tall serif face), LHF Iron Horse (2008) and Shopfront (2002).

In 2014, John Studden and Dave Parr co-designed the Victorian display typeface family LHF Blackstone and the retro script LHF Heller's Script. Studden also finished LHF Iron Knight in 2014.

In 2011, J.M. Bergling's work (early 1900s) inspired the development of LHF Monogram Circle, LHF Monogram Diamond, and LHF Monogram Oval.

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Juan José Lopez
[Huy Fonts]

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Karolina Lach

Polish / American designer who writes: Karolina Lach is a graphic designer, web designer and typographer residing in New York. She currently works as the Senior Designer for Kiwibox Media, a social network and online magazine for teens. A graduate of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, she has studied under Mike Essl, Emily Oberman, James Craig, Maxim Zhukov and Hannes Famira. Graduate from the type design program at the University of Reading in 2010.

She used FontStruct to create Coney Island Baby (2008: Victorian circus font), Temptation (2008, a crispy serifed face), this Tuscan wood type (2008, done outside FontStruct) and Innocent When You Dream (2008, a dotted lines face).

She She created Sora there in 4 styles, Regular, Italic, Black and Arabic. Karolina tried to give Sora a distinctive Oz Cooper / Frederic Goudy American look. Pompiere (2011, a free font at Google Font Directory, is a low contrast condensed sans serif font with tall ascenders and small x-height, which is based on lettering outside a New York firehouse. Arbutus (2011, a free spiky slab typeface at Google Web Fonts; see also Arbutus Slab made in 2012) is a sturdy medium contrast slab serif cactus skin font.

In 2012, she designed Amarante (art nouveau, Google Font Directory) and Courgette (signage script, Google Font Directory and Sorkin Type).

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Keithzo

Or Nasiruzzaman. Semarang, Indonesia-based designer associated with 7N Types who specializes in hand-crafted and script typefaces. Typefaces from 2018: Attracted Monday, All Seasons, all season Ornaments, Hardino (monoline script), Story of Super Boys, Kelidya, Hestina, Nicolera, Troche, Feltarigo, Gebrina, Yoshephin, Onadio, Richela Kids, Theola Kids, Purple River, Gabelisa, Killing Harmonic, Adelio Darmanto, Cirquesa (a Tuscan circus font), Sumber Jaya, Milloyste, You Never Know Until You Try, Hettas, Nilky Miky, Hotline Monoline, Clarisha (font duo: calligraphic brush), Dephion (font duo). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Khiro

Collo, Skikda, Algeria-based designer (b. 1995) of the techno typeface Accedent (2013) and the artsy textured typeface KH Tempery (2013).

In 2014, he created KH Erza Script (upright connected script), KH Faygt (circus font), KH Faygt SP, Masiode (avant-garde typeface family), KH Idonx (alchemic typeface) and KH Cosan. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kimmy Design
[Kimmy Kirkwood]

Kimmy Kirkwood (b. 1988, Seattle, WA) (Kimmy Design) studied at Chapman University, and lives in Santa Monica, Orange County. He graduated in 2018 from the University of Reading's MATD program.

Kimmy created a gracious curly calligraphic script face, Madeleine (2010), which is based on a logo she designed for Hotel Le Sirenuse.

At Dafont, one can download Kuppel (a hairline display sans) and Hammer Head, both done in 2010 as well.

Phase two of Kimmy's career started late in 2010 as Kimmy Design, where one now has to pay for Madeleine (2010) and Katelyn (2011). Addison (2011) is a wood type Western circus poster font in two styles, West and Circus.

In 2012, Kimmy created the counterless art deco typeface Chelsnuts, the worn wood type typeface Cpl Kirkwood, Elizabeth Script, and Paper Cutout Pro.

In 2013, Kimmy published Lunchbox Slab, the grungy Appareo, the condensed minimalist sans family Maxwell Sans, its companion Maxwell Slab, the scriptish typeface Lunch Box, and the bold headline family Station (inspired by old train station typography).

Typefaces from 2014: Catalina (hand-drawn typeface family with sub-styles called Anacapa, Avalon, Clemente Script, Typewriter and Extras, ideal for hand-drawn menus, table cards, chalkboards, and wall quotes), Amorie (a skinny hand-drawn family, with styles called Modella, Nova, SC and Extras).

Typefaces from 2015: Avaline Script, Baker Street (vintage hand-drawn typeface family), Burford (a 16-style vintage layered family), Burford Rustic (layered font family).

Typefaces from 2016: Bourton (a layered font for vintage yacht club or whiskey bar logos; it is the sans version of Burford; sufamilies include Drop, Lines and Outlines), Rainier (hand-crafted).

Typefaces from 2017: Evanston Alehouse (octagonal, beer bottle style, slightly copperplate), Bourton Hand.

Typefaces from 2018: Clifton (his MATD graduation typeface): Clifton is a modern type family with many weights and contrast styles. It supports Latin scripts as well as Greek, Cyrillic and Arabic. Originally intended as a book typeface, it was designed so that all the weights and styles would work together as a cohesive family.

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Kimmy Kirkwood
[Kimmy Design]

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Kustomtype
[Coert De Decker]

Kustomtype is Coert De Decker's typefoundry in Otegem, Belgium. Coert (b. 1966) created KTF Roadbrush (2014) and KTF Roadstar (2012, a retro connected script).

Coert started his career as an assistant type cutter and stone carver in 1983, and founded the Kustomtype foundry in 2011.

In 2013, he published the frame family Label Pro XL, the stencil typeface family Bomber TV and the stencil typeface Crate Pro. The Far West poster style and circus font styles are recalled in the 19th century wood type revivals Wood Factory, Buffalo Western and Buffalo Circus.

Typefaces from 2014: Atlantic Cruise (avant garde), Copperhead (a titling all-caps typeface influenced by Goudy's Copperplate), Biscuit Pro (monoline sans), Medoc (a didone titling face).

Typefaces from 2015: Starbounder (stencil), Integra Chic, Chic Chalk, Romantico, Annexxus, Beatboy.

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Lara Unsworth

Johannesburg, South Africa-based designer of a hand-crafted circus font in 2017. [Google] [More]  ⦿

LGF Fonts (or LG Tipos)
[Manuel Lage]

LGF fonts is the foundry of Manuel Lage Novo, a Galician type designer in La Coruña, b. 1970. He inherited the Richard Gans collection.

Manuel specialized initially in sexy silhouette fonts: Sexy Spanish Erasmus Girls (2007), Chicas y Mujeres (2007), Sexy Spanish Woman (2007), Gimnasia (2009). He also made the distressed typefaces TNewPro (2009) and Carboncillo Palo (2007), Galería Coruña (2008, Victorian), the geometric display typeface WFF Lage Grafica (2007) and the elegant upright script Lage Goyesca (2008).

In 2009, he published Sistemas Font BT, which seems to be a copy of or very close to the well-known stencil typeface Futura Black BT. Fuck This Copy (2011) is a counterless grunge face.

In 2012, he published LGF Goyesca, LGF Disco Inferno, LGF Terra Demo and LGF Patuko (fat finger face).

In 2013, he created Belter (a vinyl disk font), LGF Besitos Square, LGF Besitos Round, LGF Lovevelyn, LGF Lage Logo TresD (a 3d shadow face), and the inline typeface Elucidar Titulares.

Fonts from 2015: LGF Centelleo, LGF Cup.

Typefaces from 2016: Circus LGF (an art deco layered family, ideal for coloring), Primavera LGF (based on Richard Gans's Primavera, and extended with a bold weight), Alicia LGF (a Broadway style art deco typeface based on Fatima, a font designed by Karl Hermann Schaefer in 1933 at Schriftguss), Mario LGT, LGF Avadar (an inline display typeface), ImanRG (a great shadow headline typeface after Richard Gans's Iman), Lgf Besitos Round Light (an architectural font).

Typefaces from 2017: Decorativa RG (after Richard Gans), Elucidar, Ornato, Escorial RG (after Richard Gans), Rias Altas Ribadeo, Escritura Luis XVI (after Richard Gans), Maruxa (a script typeface after Richard Gans), Ortegal, Gauntlet LGt (a great neon / metal / disco typeface), LGF A Lage Logo (origami), Alage Evo + Evo Century (octagonal).

Typefaces from 2018: Ornamentos Orlas y Vinetas.

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Manuel Lage
[LGF Fonts (or LG Tipos)]

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Mecanorma

French graphics lettering company initially involved in instant lettering (made by Trip Productions), and some original typeface designs. From 1989 until 1994, Mecanorma worked with another Dutch company Visualogik to create digital versions of their typefaces, all having MN in their names. Monotype licensed and digitized some of Mecanorma's typefaces. In 1995, Mecanorma got out of graphics and stepped into home decoration. In 1999, Trip Productions, a Dutch Company located in Lisse, purchased the Mecanorma brand and what was left of the company. In 2004, International TypeFounders from Cedars, PA, licensed the typefaces from Trip Productions and released them as the Mecanorma Collection.

Their collection includes some great fonts: Access, Artdeco, Artworld, BalloonMN, Brio, BusoramaMN, Campus, CardCamio, Carplate, CaslonAntiqueVL, ChocMN, CircusMN, ComicStripMN, DynamoMN, Galba, Globe-Gothic-Outline, Glowworm, Jackson, LibraMN, MtPlacard, Ortem, Renault, RoslynMN, Sayer, SayerScriptMN, SquashMN, Sully-Jonquieres, Watch-Outline. You can also buy through Atomic Type. Projected new URL, which I am afraid will never be activated because in 1999, the company was bough by the Dutch company Trip Productions.

MyFonts sells these typefaces: Access, American Uncial, Anatol, Arnold Bocklin (art nouveau), Artdeco, Artworld (an embossed font), Aster, Balloon (brush font), Blippo Black, Brio, British Inserat, Brush, Bulletin Typewriter, Caligra (blackletter), Campus (athletic lettering), Cardcamio, Carplate, Caslon Antique, Celtic (in the style of University Roman), Chicago (dot matrix / marquee typeface), Chinon, Choc (brush script), Circus (Western font), Classic Script (a copperplate calligraphic script), Comic Strip, Commercial Script, Contest, Cooper Black, Dubbeldik, Dynamo, Egyptienne, Estro (Western font), Eurostile, Forelle, Fumo Dropshadow MN, Galba (Trajan typeface), Globe Gothic, Glowworm (a bubblegum font), Gothique (blackletter), Hansson Stencil, Hillman, Hotel (multilined art deco), Isonorm, Jackson, Jubilee Lines (an engraved money font), Latina, Leopard, Libra (uncial), Michelina (anthroposophic), Milton, Mistral, Normalise Din, Old Style, Olive, Orator, Organda, Ortem, Polka (a brush typeface), Renault, Rondo (retro script), Roslyn, Sayer Interview (old typewriter font), Sayer Script, Sayer Spiritual, Squash, Stencil, Stop (stencil typeface), Studio, Swaak Centennial (pure art nouveau), Tzigane, Viant, Vivaldi, Voel Beat (beveled), Watch Outline (LED font), Windsor, Zambesi (African look font).

Designers include Albert Boton, J.H. Crook, Jan van Dijk, J. Dresscher, Roger Excoffon, U. Fenocchio, L. Fumarolo, William Gillies, N. Glason, Lennart Hansson, B. Jaquet, K. Kochnowicz, J. Larcher, C. Mediavilla, José Mendoza y Almeida, L. Meuffels, Aldo Novarese, Georges Renevey, F. Robert, Manfred Sayer, M. Schmidt, J.P. Thaulez, J. Werner and Bogdan Zochowski.

The Western slabby font Figaro MT (2004) is ascribed to Mecanorma.

A list culled from the web: AccessMN-Bold, AccessMN-Medium, AmericanUncialMN, AnatolMN, ArnoldBocklinMN, ArtdecoMN, ArtworldMN, AsterMN-Demi, AsterMN-Roman, BalloonMN-Bold, BalloonMN-ExtraBold, BlippoBlackMN, BrioMN, BritishInseratMN, BritishInseratMNCondensed, BrushMN, Bulletin-Typewriter, BusoramaMN-Bold, CaligraMN, CampusMN, CardcamioMN, CarplateMN, CaslonAntiqueVL, CelticMN-Bold, CelticMN-Italic, CelticMN, CenturyMNCondensed-BoldItalic, CenturyMNCondensed-Bold, CheltenhamMN-Book, CheltenhamMN-BookItalic, CheltenhamMN-Ultra, ChicagoMN, ChinonMN, ChocMN, CircusMN, ClassicScriptMN, ComicStripMN-Italic, ComicStripMN, CommercialScriptMN, ContestMN, Cooper-Black-Italic, Cooper-Black-Outline, CooperBlackMN, CushingMN-Book, CushingMN-Heavy, CushingMN-HeavyItalic, CushingMN-Medium, DubbeldikMN, DynamoMN-Bold, DynamoMN-Medium, DynamoMN-Shadow, EgyptienneMNCondensed-Bold, ElanMN-Extended, ElanMN-Light, ElanMN-Medium, EnrouteVL, ErasMN-Book, ErasMN-Demibold, ErasMN-Ultra, ErasMN, EstroMN, EurostileMN-Extended, EurostileMN-ExtendedBold, EurostileMN-Medium, FidelioMN, FolioMN-Bold, FolioMN-Extrabold, ForelleMN, FranklinGothicMN-Book, FranklinGothicMN-BookItalic, FranklinGothicMN-Heavy, FrizQuadrataMN-Bold, FrizQuadrataMN, Fumo-DropshadowMN, FuturaBlackMN, GalbaMN, Gillies-Gothic-Bold, Gillies-Gothic-Light, Gillies-Gothic-Ultra-Shadow, Gillies-Gothic-Ultra, GlobeGothicMN-Bold, GlobeGothicMNCondensed-Bold, GlobeGothicMNOutline, GlowwormMN, GlowwormMNCompressed, GorillaVL-Bold, GothiqueMN, HanssonStencilMN-Bold, HanssonStencilMN, HillmanMN, HillmanMNCondensed, HotelMN, IrishUncialVL, IsonormMN, Italia-Bold, Italia-Book, Italia-Medium, JacksonMN, JubileeLinesMN, LatinaMN, LeopardMN, LibraMN, MRunic-Condensed, MSwingBold, MachineMN-Bold, MachineMN, MichelinaMN, MiltonMN-Demibold, MistralVL, MtPlacard-Condensed, NormaliseDinMN, OklahomaState, OliveCompactMN, OliveMNBold, OliveNordMN, OratorMN, OrgandaMN-Bold, OrgandaMN, OrtemMN, PascalMN, PolkaMN-Bold, PolkaMN, PopplExquisitMN, PopplExquisitMN-Alternative, RenaultMN, RenaultMNBold, RondoMN, RoslynMN-Bold, RoslynMN-Bold, RoslynMN-Outline, RoslynMNMedium, SaphireMN, SayerMN-Interview, SayerScriptMN-Black, SayerScriptMN-Bold, SayerScriptMN-Light, SayerSpiritualMN-Italic, SayerSpiritualMN, SloganMN, SquashMN-Outline, SquashMN, StencilAntiqueMN, StencilAntiqueVL, StencilMN, StencilMNOutline, StopMN, StudioMN, SullyJonquieresMN-Bold, SullyJonquieresMN, SwaakCentennialMN, Syntax-Bold, Syntax-Roman, ToucheVL, TziganeMN, ViantMN-Bold, VivaldiMN, VoelBeatMN, WashSymbolVL-Light, WatchMN-Outline, WindsorMN, WindsorMNElongated, ZambesiMN.

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Michael Hagemann
[Font Mesa]

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Min-Joo Ham

Min-Joo Ham (Seoul, South Korea, b. 1985) is a type designer, typographer and a graphic designer who studied graphic design at the Seoul Women's University (2005-2009). After that, she designed typefaces at the Korean typefoundry S-Core. In 2015, she graduated from the TypeMedia program in Den Haag, and settled in Berlin.

During her Bachelor's studies, she created the experimental Latin / Hangul typeface Bang.

She designed Core Label (2012, S-Core": with Hyun-Seung Lee). Hyun-Seung Lee, Dae-Hoon Hahm and Min-Joo Ham jointly designed the programmers' typeface Eco Coding (2012) and the huge Core Sans, Core Sans G (geometric), Core Sans M and Core Sans N, Core Sans NR, and Core Sans N SC families (supported codepages are MS Windows 1252 Latin1, MS Windows 949 Korean (Hangul) consisting of 11,172 letters and KS Symbols (Korean Symbols)).

In 2013, Hyun-Seung Lee, Dae-Hoon Hahm and Min-Joo Ham jointly designed the layered type system Core Circus---as a reaction to the hugely successful Trend typeface by Latinotype, I guess. The slab version is Core Magic (2014). See also Core Circus Rough (2014) and Core Magic Rough (2014), both jointly designed by Hyun-Seung Lee, Dae-Hoon Hahm and Dong-Kwan Kim. Core Slab M (2013) is a 31-style companion of Core Sans M---it is a soft rounded slab with some seriffy tails mixed in with standard slab terminals. Core Mellow (2013) is a condensed organic rounded sans family that comes in 21 weights.

In 2014, Hyun-Seung Lee, Dae-Hoon Hahm and Min-Joo Ham co-designed Core Sans D, Core Sans A, Core Rhino, Core Narae Pro (a Comic Sans alternative) and Core Deco (a 14-style art deco family).

The rounded versions of the Core Sans E, D and G families were designed in 2015 by Hyun-Seung Lee, Dae-Hoon Hahm and Dong-Kwan Kim under the names Core Sans ES, Core Sans DS, and Core Sans GS.

In 2015, Min-Joo Ham designed the Latin / Hangul typeface Koppla (2015) as a graduation project from the TypeMedia program of KABK, Den Haag. Koppla comes in title, bold, book, text and italic styles.

In 2017, at Fust & Friends, where she is part of the founding group of designers, she published the layered colorable retro script typeface family Teddy, which is loosely inspired by an alphabet drawn by Ernst Bentele in 2017. The family was awarded at TDC Typeface Design 2018.

Seol Sans (2018) is a full Korean font family developed by Minjoo Ham, Akira Kobayashi and the Monotype Design Team. It features Neue Frutiger (an extension of Adrian Frutiger's Frutiger) for its Latin glyphs, and works harmoniously with Neue Frutiger World and Monotype's CJK typefaces: Tazugane Gothic (Japanese) and M XiangHe Hei (Chinese). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

MyFonts: Circus fonts

View a collection of circus fonts in the MyFonts collection. These have typically a Western look. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nathan Williams
[Baseline Fonts]

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Nick Curtis
[Nick Curtis: Wood types]

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Nick Curtis
[Art deco typefaces by Nick Curtis: II]

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Nick Curtis
[Nick Curtis: Fat typefaces]

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Nick Curtis: Fat typefaces
[Nick Curtis]

Nick Curtis was making and reviving fat typefaces long before they became the hot trend ca. 2006. Goudy Stout is the prototypical forefather of all of them. Among the free typefaces in this list:

  • Altamonte NF. Based on this poster from 1896 for the Italian confection company Talmone. A commercial version appeared in 2011.
  • AntsyPants
  • ArbuckleFat, ArbuckleInlineNF, ArbuckleRemix. This was meant to improve on ITC Beesknees. In 2008 it was extended to the commercial typeface Arbuckle Remix.
  • Ashkelon NF (2011). A heavy poster typeface based on Samson (1940, Robert Hunter Middleton).
  • Aunt Bertha NF (2000). Based on a circus poster from 1880.
  • Conga Line NF, CongaLineRevised (1999, 2007). Based on Joan Trochut Blanchard's SuperVeloz.
  • DingDongDaddyoNF. This is Nick's version of Goudy Stout.
  • Elephunky NF (2011) is an amalgam of two typefaces from the Flower Power era, Dave West's Elephant Gothic and Wayne Stettler's Neil Bold.
  • Fat Freddy NF (2011). Based on an uncredited typeface from Photo-Lettering Inc. named Palisade Graphic.
  • FattySnaxNF. Based on this poster by Eric Christian Matthews (1920).
  • FlatironCapital, FlatironNF.
  • GramophoneNF, GramophoneShadedNF. Based on this poster by Achille Luciano Mauzan (1927).
  • Guinness Extra Stout NF (1999). Based on a Carlyle-Oring script from 1938. See this poster.
  • Indochine NF (2003, 2007). Based on this poster by Joseph-Henri Ponchin (1931).
  • KerfuffleNF (2000, 2007). Based on this poster by Chris Van Der Hoef (1920).
  • Phunky Ella NF (2011). Based on Implode in Schriftatlas: Alphabete von A bis Z.
  • PleasinglyPlumpNF.
  • RaggMoppNF (2000). In the Arts and Crafts style.
  • Sid The Kid NF (1999, 2007). This ultra fat art deco typeface is based on Independant, which was designed by G. Collette and J. Dufour in 1930 in Belgium.
  • Slugfest NF (2001, commercial version in 2008) is patterned after Snail (2001, Maniackers).
  • TaraBulbousCapital, TaraBulbousNF (1999, 2007). TaraBulbous NF (the free typeface dates back to 1999; the commercial version is from 2008) is a fat-lettered font based on Carlyle-Oring lettering from 1938. See also here.
  • Telenovela NF (2011). This is based on Novel Gothic (1929, ATF, Morris Fuller Benton and Charles H. Becker).
  • Unicorn, UnicornHeavy (2000). A revival if Salut or Einhorn (1931, Heinrich Johannes Maehler for Klingspor).
  • WoodenNickelBlack, WoodenNickelNF. This is a revival of Bernhard Antique Bold Condensed, fattened up.
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Nick Curtis: Wood types
[Nick Curtis]

Nick Curtis's typefaces that took inspiration from wood types. Many of these have WBW in the name, which stands for Whiz-Bang Woodtype.

  • Bandiera Del Legno NF (2014). A Tuscan wood type that revives Gothic Tuscan Condensed Reversed by William H. Page.
  • Belgique NF (2014). A revival of the (Western) wood type French Clarendon XXX Condensed No. 117 by William H. Page. Skelett Antiken NF (2014) revives Wiliam Page's Clarendon XX (1859).
  • Blandford Woodland NF (2005). A light version with lower case of Neuland as seen in Pen&Brush Lettering and Practical Alphabets (Blandford Press, Ltd., London, 1929).
  • CopperCanyonInlineWBW, CopperCanyonWBW, CopperCanyonWBWDemiBold.
  • Falfurrias WBW (2004). Based on authentic xylographic designs from the late nineteenth century.
  • Fran Tique NF (2008). The decorative wood type typeface French Antique Extended, featured in the 1905 BB&S catalog, and originally due to William H. Page, was revived as Fran Tique NF.
  • Fredericksburg WBW (2006). Based on a wood type by Rob Roy Kelly, which is the same source Jordan Davies used for his Teutonic.
  • Grand Prairie WBW (2004). Based on an ornamental wood type called Medallic.
  • Hunky Dory NF (2014, a circus font after William H. Page's wood type Doric, ca. 1850).
  • Indubitably NF (2011): based on Stephenson Blake's 1880s wedge serif typeface Latin Antique.
  • Matamoros NF (2010): wood type simulation.
  • Page Ephesian NF (2014). A wood type after Ephesian (1890, William H. Page).
  • Page Etruscan No 5 NF (2014). A wood type after William H. Page.
  • Pgae Five Fifteen NF (2015). After William H. Page.
  • Page Wood Borders NF (2011).
  • Painters Roman NF (2014). A revival of Painters Roman (1878, Vanderburg & Wells).
  • Rockwall and Rockwall Expanded NF (2015). After William H. Page's Aldine (1870) and Aldine Expanded (1872).
  • Round Rock WBW (2006). A Western style font called No. 154 by Rob Roy Kelly.
  • San Angelo NF. Based on a 1890 William H. Page Foundry woodtype grotesque specimen.
  • Sodbuster NF (2014). After William Page's Gothic Dotted.
  • Terlingua WBW (2005). A wood type called Phanitalian in Rob Roy Kelly's collection.
  • TradingPostNF (2003). Based on this poster.
  • Tuscalooza NF (2014). After William H. Page's Tuscan Extended (1872).
  • Woodtype Borders NF (2010), Woodtype Borders 2 NF (2011).
  • Woody Goodies 1 and 2 WBW (2004): ornaments, including fists.
  • Ye Olde Block NF (2004). Lewis F. Day, in his book Alphabets Old and New, offered this typeface as an example from sixteenth-century England of lettering incised in wood.
  • NF (2010). Based on James Conner's wood style typeface Aetna (1888), aka Painter's Gothic.
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Noah Rothschild
[Victory Type Foundry]

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Olesia Volkova

Moscow-based designer of the free AI-format Coffe Store Icon Set (2015). In 2018, she designed Chalk Circus Letters. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Parkinson Type Design
[Jim Parkinson]

Jim Parkinson's Parkinson Type Design is based in Oakland, CA. This prolific type designer was born in 1941 in Richmond, CA, and lives in Oakland, CA. Originally, a letterer, he went digital in 1990. His Keester and Azuza typefaces won awards at the TDC2 Type Directors Club's Type Design Competition 2002. MyFonts on Jim Parkinson and on his Parkinson Foundry. His impressive output:

  • Typefaces at the Parkinson Foundry: Fresno (2001, inline gothic), Hotel (2001, inline caps), Azuza (2001, a Latin serif family designed for newsprint; some italics were based on Dwiggins' Electra), Amboy (2001, inline like for signpainting), Chuck (2004, a display titling face), Richmond (2003, a geometric sans family in the spirit of Dwiggins' Metro, Erbar by Jakob Erbar and the Underground type of Edward Johnston), Modesto (2001, strikingly similar to John Downer's Panatela, even though both admit that this an unbelievable coincidence; Parkinson's copperplate gothic evolved from Parkinson's lettering on the famous Ringling Bros. and Barnum&Bailey Circus logo), Balboa (2001, a 19th century style condensed sans; extended to a wonderful chromatic layering typeface family in 2015 as Balboa Plus), Sutro (2003, a 19-style slab serif family), Wigwag (2003, a display family inspired by the mid-twentieth century Speedball lettering of Ross George and the work of Samuel Welo and Cecil Wade), Amador (2004, blackletter), Cabazon (2005, blackletter), Avebury (2005, blackletter based on types from the Caslon Foundry), and the lovely Benicia (2003, influenced by GoldenType). He writes about Azuza: In the 1990s I drew a text face for the San Francisco Chronicle. It was based on W. A. Dwiggins's Electra and incorporated many features of the Linotype Legibility Series: More compact, with a taller lowercase X-height, etc. That type was called Electric and it was the Chronicle's text face for nearly a decade, surviving several redesigns. From that, I made Azuza, a more detailed and sensitive style.
  • At ITC (now Linotype), he designed ITC Bodoni, ITC Bodoni Twelve, ITC Bodoni Seventy Two, ITC Roswell Two, ITC Roswell Four (1998) and ITC Roswell Three (1998).
  • His typefaces at Font Bureau include Antique Condensed Two, Buster, Comrade (1998, nice poster font, after the constructivist lettering by Belgian artist Jozef Peeters), El Grande (1991, fat display face), Parkinson (1994), Poster Black (1993), Showcard Gothic (1997), Showcard Moderne.
  • At the Agfa Creative Alliance, he published Showcard Moderne, Antique Condensed Two, Bonita, Commerce Gothic (1998), Diablo (1996), Dreamland (1999, retro-futuristic), Fancy Stuff (1999), Generica Condensed (1994, grotesk), Industrial Gothic (1997), Mojo (psychedelic), Pueblo (1998).
  • At Adobe, one can find Montara, his striking and psychedelic Mojo, and the gorgeous Jimbo.
  • At FontFont, we have the FF Moderne Gothics series [FF Motel Gothic (1996), FF Matinee Gothic (1996), FF Goldengate Gothic (1996)] and FF Catch Words (1996).
  • At Chank, he created Keester (2001).
  • He designed the 4-weight family Electric for the San Francisco Chronicle (it was close to Dwiggins' Electra), but the Chronicle is no longer using it.
  • Parkinson Electra (also based on Dwiggins's type) was published by Linotype in 2010.
  • Typefaces from 2012: Meatball (fat lettering-style typeface), Hoosier Daddy (Western font).
  • The list of newspapers and magazines using his fonts: Activa, Atlanta Journal, Birkenstock, Boston, Brownsville Herald, The Daily Cardinal, Charlotte Observer, Charleston Post&Courier, Chicago Tribune, The Citizen, Journal of Comm, Cromos, Daily Californian, Dallas Morning News, Rochester D&C, Financial Morgen, Design Magazine, Detroit Free Press, Editor&Publisher, El Graphico, National Enquirer, Entrepreneur, Esquire, SF Examiner, The New Examiner, Fast Company, New Fast Company, Montreal Gazette, Hamilton Spectator, Herman Miller, Ilta=Sanomat, InStyle, Kathemerini, Las Vegas Life, Newsweek.
  • Typefaces from 2014: Sutro Deluxe (a layered chromatic wood type emulation font family that extends his 2003 font, Sutro).
  • Typefaces from 2017: Sutro Initials (a chromatic layered pair of fonts), Aluminia (a revival of Dwiggins's Electra) designed exclusively for use in Bruce Kennett's book on W.A. Dwiggins.

MyFonts interview. FontShop link. More FontShop material on him. Klingspor link.

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Paul James Lloyd
[Greater Albion Typefounders (or: GATF)]

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Paula Comesaña

In 2017, during her studies at FADU / UBA in Buenos Aires, Paula Comesaña designed the Western circus font Le Cirque. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pavel Korzhenko
[Vintage Voyage Design]

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Pedro Alb Xavier

During his studies in Recife, Brazil, Pedro Alb Xavier created a Tuscan circus font called Esquecida (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Philip Kelly

Type designer who runs Philip Kelly Digital Design in the UK. He worked for Letraset from 1969-1994 as a type designer. His type design work there included Arabic and Hebrew letterforms. From 1994 until 1997, he designed typefaces at Signus, and became an independent designer in 1997. His typefaces:

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Photo-Lettering Inc

A subsidiary/part of House Industries in Yorklyn, DE. I quote: Photo-Lettering was a mainstay of the advertising and design industry in New York City from 1936 to 1997. PLINC, as it was affectionately known to art directors, was one of the earliest and most successful type houses to utilize photo technology in the production of commercial typography and lettering. It employed such design luminaries as Ed Benguiat and sold type drawn by the likes of Herb Lubalin, Milton Glaser and Seymour Chwast as well as countless other unsung lettering greats. The company is best known by most of today's graphic designers for its ubiquitous type catalogs. Physically, the collection takes up about 1500 cubic ft (42 cubic meters) of space and consists of film negatives and positives of most of the 6500 fonts produced in the company's 55 years. There are also countless patterns, cartouches, borders and dingbats, all of which have been preserved in film negative form. Each negative is approximately 28 in (71 cm) by 5 in (13 cm) high. House Industries, a Yorklyn, Delaware-based independent type foundry, purchased the entire physical assets of Photo-Lettering in April of 2003. Through a partnership with Ken Barber, Christian Schwartz and Erik van Blokland, House Industries is carefully digitizing select alphabets from the collection and plans to offer them through a modern web-based interface. The Photo-Lettering interface has allowed us to reach beyond the rigid confines of typography to offer extended features such as layering, color control and multiple master interpolation over six axes. With some of the most talented minds in display typography behind this new display lettering system, users of the system will enjoy the same refined typography as the original Photo-Lettering customers.

A snapshot of their production, as of mid 2012, in alphabetical order:

  • Atrax. A Mexican simulation typeface.
  • Aztec. A videogame typeface.
  • Banjo Playbill. A tear drop typeface.
  • PL Barclay Outline.
  • BenguiatBuffalo. By Ed Benguiat.
  • BenguiatCaslon, BenguiatCaslonOutline, BenguiatCaslonPlain. By Ed Benguiat.
  • BillSeeWhimsy.
  • PL Brazilia (sans).
  • Brickhouse.
  • PL Britannia.
  • Brixen.
  • BrodovitchAlbro.
  • Bubblegum, Bubblegum Drop.
  • Carlyle Eventide. A 3d titling face.
  • CarusoRoxy.
  • Chicamakomiko.
  • CopelandMilo. A connected script by L.H. Copeland.
  • CopelandTrilliumFills, CopelandTrilliumOutline. A beveled prismatic typeface by L.H. Copeland.
  • DARegatta. A flared didone.
  • DAmicoGothic. A casual flared typeface.
  • DavisonBaroque. A Western / Tuscan typeface.
  • ExotiqueJSplit.
  • FederalReserve.
  • FederalTwelveDiagonal, FederalTwelveHorizontal. These are engraved copperplate typefaces.
  • PL Fiorello (squarish sans).
  • Galaxy Didot (based on a didone typeface by C.E. Coryn).
  • Goliath. A fat Egyptian typeface with a wood style flavor.
  • HanoverBold. A nice Fraktur typeface.
  • HaslerCircus. A Tuscan circus font.
  • HenrionBA. A beveled typeface with several layers.
  • HouseGothicWide. A shaded unicase typeface.
  • Housebroken. A two-layer stencil caps face.
  • PL Latin.
  • Mierop Inline. A bilined art deco typeface.
  • Millstein Flourish. A beautiful tall-descender typeface.
  • PL Modern Heavy Condensed.
  • Neutra Inline, Neutra Thin. Neutra Thin is a phenomenal geometric hairline sans.
  • Norton Slapstick. A wood simulation typeface by S.E. Norton.
  • Norton Tape. A stencil paper-fold typeface by S.E. Norton.
  • Quaint. After an ornamental typeface from 1938 by Paul Carlyle and Guy Oring.
  • Quicksilver.
  • Quintet. A calligraphic connected script
  • Raymund Circus (+Inline, +Outlined).
  • Smidgen. A signage face.
  • Sodachrome.
  • StanSlope.
  • SuperstarScript. A bubblegum typeface.
  • SwissInterlock.
  • SwissTwoTone. A display sans with two layers.
  • Tiki Palms.
  • TimesSquare. A dot matrix typeface.
  • Tuggle. An oil slick typeface.
  • Voodoo House.
  • PL Westerveldt.
  • WestBarnumUltra, WestBarnumUltraDrop. A fat Egyptian typeface by Dave West.
  • WestBehemoth, WestBehemothItalic. Egyptian typefaces by Dave West.
  • WestEmperorScript. A fat didone by Dave West.
  • WestThud. A fat signage typeface by Dave West.
  • West Elephant. By Dave West.
  • West Italiano. A didone by Dave West.
  • West Kerpow. A comic book typeface by Dave West.
  • Worthe Numerals.
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P.T. Barnum

One of the original circus fonts. Mac McGraw: P. T. Barnum is the re-release, in 1933 and again in 1949, of French Clarendon, inherited by ATF from one of its predecessors, Marder, Luse & Company. It is a nineteenth-century design which several foundries offered in the same or similar cuttings, under the same name or various other names including Italian Condensed. It is an unusual display letter, featuring greatly emphasized horizontal strokes at the top and bottom of the characters, and is named for Phineas Taylor Barnum, the flamboyant showman, probably because similar styles were commonly used for circus posters. Some intermediate sizes are more condensed than other sizes, and appear to be the same as Bruce's Italian Condensed No. 341.

Some report that it was cut at Barnhart Brothers & Spindler in Chicago about 1880, and passed on via ATF.

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Ralph Michael Unger
[RMU (Ralph Michael Unger Typedesign)]

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Richard Kegler
[Hamilton Wood Type (HWT)]

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Richard William Mueller

Designer from Elkader, IA (or is he from Garnavillo, IA?), b. 1956. No web page, but the fonts, mostly made in the early 1990s, were collected by CybaPee at TypOasis for your downloading pleasure. His typefaces:

  • AdvertMF, AdvertMFItalic. Ultra-heavy brush lettering.
  • AkashiMF (1993). Oriental simulation font.
  • AltenglischMF
  • AmbrosiaMF (1995). Art nouveau.
  • AndreasPenMF, AndreasPenMFBold
  • AnglesMF. Beveled letters.
  • ApolloMF-Shadow, ApolloMF (1994-1997). Victoriana.
  • ArgosMF
  • AtlantisMF
  • BaileyMF (1997).
  • BlackCastleMF. A rounded blackletter.
  • BodieMFFlag, BodieMFHolly (1995). An American flag font.
  • BolideMF. A brush font.
  • BrandyMFScript (1993).
  • BravoMF (1994). A script typeface inspired by a 1945 font by E.A. Neukomm.
  • BurntMF. Halftone textured letters.
  • CamelotMF, CamelotMFBold (1995).
  • CarnivalMFOpen, CarnivalMFOpenShadow, CarnivalMFRimmed
  • Casual-Regular, CasualContactMF, CasualMarkerMF (1994). Marker pen fonts.
  • CignoMF. A delicate script.
  • Cinema-Regular
  • ClubMF
  • CoffeeTinMFInitials. Western circus font.
  • CreditCards. Dingbats.
  • GFCristateMF (1997). Borders and dingbats, published by Garagefonts.
  • DaisyMF
  • DipperMF, DipperMFDemiBold
  • DirectionsMF (1995).
  • DragonflyMF
  • EarthquakeMF. Broken letters.
  • EddaMF. Art nouveau.
  • EdisonMF (1995). Pure Victoriana.
  • ElectMF (1997).
  • FanfareMFFancy. Art nouveau.
  • FantasticMFInitials, FantasticMFModern
  • FarleyMF (1994).
  • FlamesMF
  • FleetingMF
  • FranconiaMF (1994).
  • GingerMF (1997). Late Victorian, early art nouveau.
  • GrangeMF
  • GreetingsMF
  • GuttenbergMF (1995). Victorian.
  • HayStackMFWide
  • HeeHawMF
  • HoffmanMF
  • InkHighlight
  • Knockout-Regular, KnockoutMFInitials
  • KompaktMF
  • LavaMF (1994).
  • LegrandMF
  • LongEarsMF
  • MaizeMF
  • MamaMF
  • MantelMF
  • MeltdownMF
  • MercuriusMF
  • NewDayMFScript
  • OceanViewMFInitials
  • OmegaMF-Bold, OmegaMF (1994).
  • PaintPeelMFInitials
  • ParchmentMF
  • PenMarkMFBold (1995).
  • PinewoodMF
  • PlymouthMF
  • PollockMF (1995). Marble-filled artsy display letters.
  • PoloBrushMF (1993).
  • PosturesMFInitials
  • Primitive
  • ProtestSignMF (1995).
  • QuaintMF
  • RaggedMF (1996).
  • ReefMF (1994).
  • SantaMonciaMF
  • Sexy-MF
  • SixtiesMF (1993). A psychedelic font.
  • SophieMF (1995). Art nouveau.
  • SpeedlineMF
  • SpiritsMF
  • StarshineMF
  • StereoMF
  • SteveMF (1997).
  • StowawayMF
  • SwingtimeMF (1995).
  • TamboScriptMF
  • TarantellaMF. An insect-themed decorative typeface.
  • TitaniaMF
  • TolkienUncialMF
  • TomahawkMF (1995).
  • TradingPostMFBold
  • TumbleweedMF
  • TuscanMFNarrow
  • UncleBobMF-Shadow, UncleBobMF (1993).
  • VassarMF
  • VeronaScriptMF
  • WaverlyMF
  • WetPaintMF (1996).
  • WindsweptMF
  • WishMF (1997). Art nouveau.
  • WizardryMF-Contour, WizardryMF (1997). Art nouveau.

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Rick Mueller

Designer of the Tuscan Western almost-circus-face ITC Buckeroo (1997).

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RMU (Ralph Michael Unger Typedesign)
[Ralph Michael Unger]

Ralph M. Unger (b. 1953, Thuringia, East Germany) says this about himself at MyFonts: Typesetter from the composing stick via Linotype setting machines to the Mac. Jobs in various Thuringian printeries. Barred further education by Communist authorities due to political reasons. Imprisoned in East Germany. Since 1988 in the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg, former West Germany. Jobs in several newspaper printing houses as advertisement compositor. Own office since 1995, in Aalen, Baden-Wuerttemberg. He lives in Schwaebisch Gmuend, and was a freelance type designer for Profonts and URW++, where he contributed frequently to these libraries between 2002 and 2009. In 2009, he founded RMU. MyFonts link. I split his contributions into two groups, the URW / Profonts group, and the RMU group. The prefix FontForum refers to a subseries of URW++ fonts. Unless specifically mentioned, all the following fonts are at URW++ and/or Profonts:

  • FontForum Admiral Script (2005): revival of Middleton's Admiral script from 1953.
  • Amitié (2009): a garalde family.
  • Arabella Pro (2006): after the script by Arnold Drescher from 1936, published at Joh. Wagner.
  • Fontforum Atrament (2006): architectural lettering. Do not confuse with a Suitcase Type Foundry font from 2003 by the same name.
  • Atze (2010): a comic book family.
  • Behrensschrift D (2007): after the jugendstil typeface Behrens Schrift, 1902, by Peter Behrens.
  • FontForum Bernhard Script (2005): after Bernhard Script from the 1920s.
  • Bradley (2005): blackletter, after the original by William H. Bradley.
  • Breite Kanzlei (2007).
  • Breitkopf Fraktur (2003): after the original by Johann Gottlob Immanuel Breitkopf, done in 1793.
  • Brocken (2011) is a signage typeface inspired by a design of Volker Küster (1960s).
  • Profonts Bureau (2010, Profonts): a minimalist rounded sans family.
  • FontForum Calypso (2005): a revival of Roger Excoffon's Calypso (1958).
  • Card Pro (2006): a decorative display based on Ella Cursief (1916, Sjoerd Hendrik de Roos, Lettergieterij Amsterdam).
  • Chaweng (2006, Profonts): an oriental all caps simulation face.
  • Civilite URW (2005).
  • Compliment (2004, casual script). Based on a 1965 script by Helmu Matheis for Ludwig & Mayer.
  • Cranach (2007): a blackletter typeface modeled after Kuenstler Gotisch from the Krebs Foundry.
  • Dominante (2007): a serif family based on Johannes Schweitzer's font by that name, 1959.
  • Dominique (2010, profonts): an informal typeface.
  • FontForum URW Ecsetiras (2005): revival of Ecsetirás (Zoltan Nagy, 1967, a brush face).
  • Edda Pro (2008). An art nouveau typeface that revives a Heinrich Heinz Heune typeface from 1900.
  • Energia Pro (2008, Profonts): connected monowidth script, based on Arno Drescher's Energos from 1932.
  • Estro (2003, Western lettering). Seems close to Nebiolo's Estro from the 60s.
  • Eurobrush Pro (2007, Profonts): handwriting.
  • EuroSans (2008).
  • Euroscript Pro (2006, Profonts): school script typeface based on his own handwriting.
  • Flashes (2007): a revival of Crous-Vidal's Flash, 1953.
  • Fox (2007): a brush script based on W. Rebhuhn's original from the 1950s.
  • Gamundia (2010): a calligraphic copperplate script inspired by Excoffon's Diane.
  • Ganz Grobe Gotisch (2006): a fat blackletter modeled after the original by F.H.E. Schneidler.
  • Gmuender Elan Pro (2011) is a 1950s style script face.
  • Gradl Nr 1 (2008): based on hand-drawn art nouveau upper case characters by M. J. Gradl, ca. 1900.
  • Graphique Pro (2008): shaded caps face, based on Graphique, which was originally created by Swiss designer Hermann Eidenbenz in 1945, and issued as hot metal font by Haas'sche Schriftgießerei. See also New Graphique Pro (2011).
  • Handel Slab (2009): a 6-style extension of Trogram's 1980 typeface Handel Gothic.
  • Hanseat (2010): a grotesque family done at Profonts. It was heavily inspired by Germany's official DIN 1451 Engschrift.
  • Iova Nova (2007): based on Jowa Script, designed by J. Wagner in 1967.
  • Profonts>Impression (2008): art deco.
  • Jessen Schrift (2004): after the Rudolf Koch blackletter typeface by that name.
  • FontForum URW Konzept Pro (2005): revival of Konzept (1968, Martin Wilke's handprinting face).
  • Legende (2002): a script typeface based on the original typeface of Friedrich Hermann Ernst Schneidler (1937).
  • Leipziger Antiqua. The original Leipziger Antiqua by Alfred Kapr at Typoart dates from 1971 until 1973. The digital version of Leipziger Antiqua was developed by Ralph M. Unger in 2005.
  • Manuskript Antiqua (2005): after Oldrich Meinhart's Manuskript Antiqua.
  • The Maszynysta family of heavy industrial sans typefaces (2010) have a textured style (Struktura), a Shadow, and a plain Roman.
  • Maxim (2003, Profonts): The heavy brush typeface Maxim was originally designed by Peter Schneidler in 1956 for the Bauer foundry.
  • New Bayreuth (2008): after Friedrich Hermann Ernst Schneidler's Bayreuth from 1932.
  • Old Borders and Lines (2010). A free font.
  • Ornella (2008): Jugendstil.
  • Peter Schlemihl (2008, Profonts): a revival of a blackletter by Walter Tiemann.
  • Pedell (2009): a casual script.
  • Polo (2002): a brush face modeled after Carl Rudolph Pohl's Polo (1960).
  • In 2012, Ivana Koudelkova co-designed the grungy headline typeface Retroactive Pro with Ralph M. Unger at Profonts.
  • Fontforum Rhapsody (2006): a revival of Ilse Schüle's rotunda face.
  • Roberta (2003): art nouveau typeface after obert Trogman's typeface for FotoStar.
  • FontForum Signs and Symbols (2006).
  • Splendor (2009): a revival of a brush script typeface by Wilhelm Berg, Schriftguss, 1930. See also Splendor Pro (2014).
  • Sportowy (2009): an outline face.
  • Stanford (2011). A sports lettering face.
  • Stiletto (2006): a medieval script.
  • Fontforum Stripes (2007): a multistripe op art display typeface based on a Letraset font from 1973 by the same name.
  • Fontforum Thalia (2006): retro font.
  • Tintoretto (2006): shadow display face based on an origonal by Schelter & Giesecke.
  • Tip Top Pro (2008): a Julius Klinkhardt art nouveau typeface revival.
  • FontForum Unciala (2005): a revival of Oldrich Menhart's typeface Unciala (1953, Grafotechna).
  • Unger Chancery (2005).
  • Unger Script (2003): based on H. Matheis' Slogan typeface designed for Ludwig&Mayer in 1957.
  • Veltro (2007): after a 1931 original by G. da Milano at Nebiolo.
  • Profonts Woodpecker (2008).
The list of RMU fonts:
  • Affiche (2017). A revival of Helios Reklameschrift of the Klinkhardt foundry.
  • Aldo Manuzio (2017). After a house typeface from 1897 by Schelter&Giesecke.
  • Amati Pro (2010): after Georg Trump's condensed didone face, Amati, 1951.
  • Avus Pro (2012). A sans family that extends Gert Wunderlich's Maxima (1970).
  • Baroque Pearl (2016). A pearly typeface that revives Peter A. Demeter's Fournier Geperlt (1922, Schriftguss).
  • Behrens Kursiv (2013). After a 1906 original by Peter Behrens.
  • Bernhard Blackletter (2016). After Lucian Bernhard's extrafette Bernhard Fraktur (1921).
  • Bernhard Cursive Extra Bold (2010).
  • Borghese (2015). An art nouveau font after a Schelter & Giesecke original from 1904.
  • Borgis Pro (2012). A Clarendon-style text family.
  • Boulette (2015, a fat creamy script).
  • Bravura Pro (2013). After G.G. Lange's Publica.
  • Bricklayers (2012). An original fat slab display face.
  • Brillant (2009): art nouveau and ultra heavy.
  • Butti (2011). A script family paterned after Fluidum (1951, Alessandro Butti, Nebiolo).
  • Cable Condensed (2014). Based on Koch's Kabel.
  • Caesar Pro (2011). A flared sans typeface after Caesar Schrift (1913, Georg Schiller, C.F. Rühl).
  • Capitol Pro (2012). An art deco typeface based on Capitol (Karl Hermann Schaefer for Schriftguss, 1931).
  • Carina Pro (2017). A calligraphic script typeface based on Rautendelein (1929, Schriftguss).
  • Carla Pro (2013). A broad-nibbed script modeled after Ballantines Script (Elsner & Flake, 1974; see also Ballantines Serial by SoftMaker).
  • Caslon Gotisch (2009): after the original by William Caslon from 1763.
  • Celebration (2009): blackletter.
  • Circensis (2016). A Western circus font based on a concept of Fritz Richter.
  • Claudius (2010): after a 1937 blackletter font at Klingspor.
  • Constanze Pro (2012). A light cursive typeface based on Constanze (1954, Joachim Romann, Klingspor).
  • Contact Pro (2010): after Contact, a 1963 font by Helmut Matheis.
  • Dante Alighieri (2018). Based on a Schelter & Giesecke original.
  • Daphnis (2016). A revival of Daphnis (1929, Walter Tiemann).
  • Deutschmeister (2017). A textura blackletter typeface after Deutschmeister by Berthold Wolpe for Ludwig Wagner in 1934. (Some dispute that Wolpe made this font.)
  • Diamant Pro (2012). A transitional serif face.
  • Emilia (2016). Based on Weiss Antiqua (1928) by Emil Rudolf Weiss.
  • Neue Echo (2016). Based on Echo for Schriftguss.
  • Emilia Gotisch (2016). After Weiss Gotisch (1936) by Emil Rudolf Weiss.
  • Erler Titling (2015). After Erler Versalien (1953, Herbert Thannhaeuser for Typoart).
  • Eurotech Pro (2011): a slabby techno family.
  • Faulkner Pro (2011): a connected heavy signage script based on Alan Meeks's Kestrel.
  • Fette Unger Fraktur (2010).
  • Fontanesi RMU. An ornamental caps typeface that revives Aldo Novarese's Fontanesi (2018).
  • Forelle Pro (2010): after the original Forelle script typeface by Erich Mollowitz, 1936.
  • Frankenberg Pro (2012). An antique script face.
  • Gabor Pro (2014). A connected copperplate script.
  • Gaby Pro (2017). A revival of Hans Möhring's script typeface Gabriele (1938 or 1947, C.E. Weber).
  • Garamond Antiqua Pro (2015).
  • Gillray Pro (2015). A copperplate script after Hogarth Script (by Harald Bröder for Typoart).
  • Gmuender Gravur (2011). A 3d shadow face. Gmuender Antiqua Pro (2015) is influenced by the metal font Imprimatur (1952-1955, Konrad F. Bauer and Walter Baum). Gmuender Kanzlei (2018) is a blackletter typeface.
  • Haenel Fraktur (2011), after Haenel Fraktur, ca. 1840 (Haenel'sche Letterfoundry in Berlin).
  • Hoelderlin (2018). After Eugen Weiss's Hoelderlin blackletter font (1937).
  • Hoyer Script (2017). After Hanns Thaddeus Hoyer's Hoyer Schoenschrift (1939, Stempel).
  • Hupp Fraktur (2016). After Otto Hupp, 1911.
  • Impuls (2010): a brushy typeface based on Paul Zimmermann's Impuls (1945).
  • Initials RMU One (2012) consists of revivals of Rudhardsche Initialen (Otto Eckmann, ca. 1900) and Walthari Initials (ca. 1900, Rudhardsche Giesserei). Initials RMU Two (2012) consists of revivals of Jubilaeumsinitialen (by Bauersche) and Augsburger Initialen (by Peter Schnorr, 1901).
  • Jobs Gravure (2011). It had to happen---a few days after Steve Jobs' death, Unger released the beveled engraved typeface Jobs Gravure, which is an extension of Trump Gravur (1954, Weber).
  • Jolly Polly (2012): a curly non-connected script face.
  • Kis Antiqua Pro (2018). A revival of Hildegard Korger's Kis Antiqua at Typoart.
  • Kleist Fraktur (2010): after Walter Tiemann's original.
  • Kompress Pro (2013). Two compressed sans typefaces.
  • Koralle RMU (2018). A revival of Schelter and Giesecke's Koralle (1915).
  • Korpus Pro (2014). A text typeface family. Followed later in 2014 by Korpus Sans Pro.
  • Leibniz Fraktur (2012) is modeled after the famous Genzsch & Heyse blackletter font.
  • Liliom Pro (2012). A beautiful fat didone typeface based on an original from the Fonderie Française.
  • Lipsia Pro (2011). An angular serif family.
  • Literatura Pro Book (2012).
  • Lutetia Nova (2014). A fresh two-style take on Jan van Krimpen's Lutetia (1924).
  • Luxor Pro (2010): a Victorian/Western display face.
  • Lyrica (2014). A revival of the informal blackletter typeface Lyrisch (1907, Georg Schiller).
  • Manutius Pro (2012).
  • Meister Antiqua (2011, +Bold, +Book). A Typoart original from 1951 in the tall flared ascender serif genre, revived and extended.
  • Mitropaschrift (2016). An octagonal original.
  • Mobil Pro (2011). A semi-script typeface in the fifties style of Matheis.
  • Monument (2010): a 3d shadow roman caps face created after Oldrich Menhart's Monument.
  • Narziss (2018). A revival of Walter Tiemann's Narziss from 1921.
  • Neue Kurier (2011). Typoart's popular signage script font in a new, completely remastered version.
  • Neue Muenchner Fraktur (2010).
  • Neue Thannhaeuser (2011).
  • Old Towne Pro (2010): a Western font.
  • Orbis Pro (2016). A revival of Walter Brudi's shadow typeface Orbis (1953, Stempel).
  • Parcival Antiqua (2016). A revival of Parcival Antiqua (1926, Herbert Thannhaeuser).
  • Parfum (2013). A low x-height script that was inspired by Howard Allen Trafton's Quick (1933, bauer).
  • Parler Fraktur (2018). A revival of Friedrich Poppl's Poppl Fraktur.
  • Parler Gotisch (2011). A blackletter face.
  • Plastica Pro (2015, a chiseled typeface inspired by a J. Lehmann design).
  • Post Fraktur (2014) and Postillon (2014). After Herbert Post, 1933-1937.
  • Primana Pro (2012). A seductive geometric grotesk family.
  • Prinzess Gravur (2010): a blackletter typeface modeled after Prinzeß Kupferstichschrift (1905, Berthold).
  • Prisma Pro (2011). Revival and extension of Rudolf Koch's multiline typeface Prisma (1931).
  • Reklame Fraktur (2016). After Reklame Fraktur by Albert Christoph Auspurg, 1914.
  • Reflex Pro (2018). All caps, with an inline style.
  • Reznicek Pro (2011) is a post-Victorian pre-art nouveau typeface named after Ferdinand von Reznicek (1868-1909), one of the leading artists and illustrators of those times.
  • Rhythmus Pro (2016). After a Schriftguss AG and Schelter&Giesecke original grotesk, and extended to cover Cyrillic.
  • Ridinger Std (2012). Based on Riedingerschrift (Franz Riedinger, 1906, for Benjamin Krebs Succ.).
  • Ronde Pro (2011): roundhand script.
  • Saskia Pro (2016). Revival of Jan Tschichold's Saskia (1931, Schelter & Giesecke).
  • Schmale Anzeigenfraktur (2009): based on Koch's Schmale Deutsche Anzeigenschrift, 1923, Klingspor.
  • Schmuckinitialen (2009): an ornamental caps typeface in the art nouveau style based on Walthari Initials [Walthari (1899, Heinz König for the Rudhard'sche Giesserei) in the upper case and Eckmann Initials (ca. 1900, by Otto Eckmann, Germany's chief art nouveau type designer) in the lower case].
  • Schwabacher Book (2013).
  • Siegfried Pro (2017). revival of then art nouveau Siegfried (1900, Wilhelm Woellmer).
  • Staxx Pro (2013). A prismatic typeface.
  • Staufer Gotisch (2015). An engraved blackletter typeface modeled after Herbert Thannhaeuser's Hermann Gotisch (Schriftguss, 1934).
  • Steinschrift Pro (2015). A single style condensed sans serif.
  • Tablica (2017). After Karl-Heinz Lange's DDR telephone directory font Minima (1984).
  • Thannhaeuser Fraktur (2013) is a redesign of Typoart's Thannhaeuser Fraktur.
  • Thomasschrift (2014). A rustic typeface that revives and extends Thomas-Schrift by Friedel Thomas (1957-1958, Typoart).
  • Titanschrift (2011). A yummy soft and fat display face.
  • Trocadero Pro (2010): an extension and revival of Trocadero Kursiv, 1927, Albert Auspurg, Trennert.
  • Troubadour Pro (2010): In Medium and Engraved styles.
  • Trump Deutsch (2011): a blackletter face, after the 1935 original by Georg Trump.
  • Trybuna (2013). Based on Herbert Thannhaeuser's Liberta Antiqua (1958), but completely redrawn.
  • Tyton Pro (2013). A brush script after Heinz Schumann's famous 1964 Stentor.
  • Typoskript Pro (2010): a revival of Hildegard Korger's Typoskript, first done at TypoArt in 1968.
  • Unger Fraktur (2010): after a 1793 design by Johann Friedrich Unger; includes fett and mager.
  • Walbaum Antiqua Pro (2013). A revival of Justs Erich Walbaum's didone classic.
  • Wieynck Gotisch (2018). After Wieynck Gotisch (1926, Heinrich Wieynck).
  • Zentenar Fraktur (2010): mager and halbfett; after the 1937 workhorse by Ernst Schneidler at Bauer.
  • Zierfraktur (2010): after Deutsche Zierschrift, an engraved blackletter font that was cut by Rudolf Koch between 1919 and 1921 for Klingspor.

Ralph made some typefaces outside URW/Profonts and RMU, such as Stripes (2014, a prismatic typeface puvlished by Thinkdust).

Klingspor link.

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Rvq Type Foundry (was: Hey Bing Type Foundry)
[Bing F. Aldiansyah]

Bing F. Aldiansyah (Hey Bing Type Foundry or Heybing Supply Co, Bandung, Indonesia; b. 1988, Bandung) designed the sans titling typeface Confession (2015, +Serif), the retro brush script Anastasia (2015), the brush signage script Northshire Script (2015, with ink splatters), Glorious Sunday (2015, brush script), Hepburns Type (2015), the retro font Violina (2015), the blackletter typeface The Mariam Story (2015), the pure Victoriana fonts Burton Slab (2015, Tuscan) and Briliants (2015), Hours (2015), the poster typeface Brawls (2015), the Victorian typefaces Dacota (2015, a great layered vintage circus font, with dingbats) and Aseina (2015), the brush scripts Washington (2015) and Hazelnut (2015), the Victorian typefaces Hours (2015) and Warden (2015), the spurred Victorian typefaces Riotic (2015) and Harsh (2015), and the vampire type Furach (2015).

Typefaces from 2016: Monolith, Ashtone (signage script), Black Vision (Victorian), The Minier, Bellarious, The Sectione Bright Script (heavy brush), Capricorn (decorative blackletter), Blings (signage type), Weinston (vintage signage typeface), Weinston Sans, Hours, Quinte, Monttier Script, Shine (signage script), Holywants (brush script), Choconut.

Typefaces from 2017: Skylight Graffiti, The Wednesday (swashy blackletter), Java Heritages (a fine layered vintage signage typeface).

Typefaces from 2018: Amstrong (tattoo or black metal blackletter),

On Behance, we find the name Rifqi Triana (b. 1989, Bandung). Creative Market link. Behance link. Alternate URL. Graphicriver link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sabrina Mariela Lopez
[Typesenses]

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ScrewLooseDesign

American creator of the Western circus fonts Few Dollars (2014) and Gentleman Clown (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Scriptorium (Ragnarok Press, Fontcraft)
[David Fleming Nalle]

Dave Nalle was born in Beirut in 1959, but lives and works in Texas. He is currently in Manor, TX. From his wiki page: Dave Nalle is a political writer, game author and font designer who was active in the early history of the development of the internet. He is Chairman of the Republican Liberty Caucus, a group that promotes libertarianism within the Republican Party and is Senior Politics Editor at Blogcritics online magazine and is the CEO of Scriptorium Fonts. A creative and prolific designer, he has made hundreds of beautiful (often historic) fonts. His outfit, Scriptorium (based near Austin, TX, est. 1989), also does custom font and logo design. At some points, Scriptorium was also known as Ragnarok Press and Fontcraft. It specializes in artsy and ancient typefaces. Some subset of the fonts is made by Michael Scarpitti. Free font demos.

Images of his best selling fonts. Special subpages:

  • Three free fonts: Onuava (a mini-serifed hybrid fixed-width font), Divona (sans), Sirona (based on Lombardic calligraphy).
  • Lombardic: Aneirin, Benevento (8th century Lombardic), Cymbeline, Fabliaux, Formidable, Locksley.
  • Decorative initials such as the 20th century sign lettering initials set Pencraft Initials (2009), New Saxon Initials (2016, based on work by F.G. Delamotte), Delamotte Initials One (2016), Delamotte Initials Two (2016), Holly Initials (2010, based on Real PenWork (1880s, Knowles and Maxim), Vyones (2010), Vergennes (2001), Cascade (2009), Bergling (2010; based on initials by John M. Bergling).
  • Wild West fonts: Academy, Alcalde, Atkinson Boomtown (2009, after the lettering of Frank Atkinson), Atkinson Eccentric (2009), BigIron, Cibola, Del Norte, Lachesis, Perdido, Plowright, Primer, Riudoso, Niederwald, San Lorenzo (2011, with a Mexican and Tuscan look), Stonehouse, Manquo, Rochambeau, Purcell, Vaquero.
  • Arabic simulation fonts: Samaritan is based on the poster lettering of Alphons Mucha from his poster for the play La Samaritan. Serendib and Waziri are based on the hand lettering of René Bull from his edition of the Arabian Nights. Caliph (1993) is derived from Ernst Schneidler's classic Legende font, with variant characters based on his original lettering. Also: Satampra, Jerash, Samarkand, Isfahan.
  • Celtic fonts: the fonts include Constance, Durrow (1993, traditional rendering of Insular Minuscule calligraphy), Malvern, Glendower (based on the most common lettering in the Book of Kells), Knotwork (caps based on Celtic knots), Alba Text (modernized text font based on Celtic uncial lettering), Lindisfarne (based on a square uncial style), Stonecross (1997, derived from Celtic cross and gravestone inscriptions), Celtic Spirals (dingbats), Celtic Borders font (lets you combine key strokes to form decorative borders; many frames and borders are original Celtic designs by Arts&Crafts period artists like Evelyn Paul and Louis Rhead), Spiral Initials, Brigida (based on Rudolph Koch's interpretation of a squared uncial), Macteris Uncial, Coverack (heavy non-traditional uncial), Dahaut (modernized uncial), Dunsany, Glendower, Morgow (1999, spiral uncial), Teyrnon (elaborate spurred uncial), Padstow (heavy uncial), Vafthrudnir (2011, uncial), Sualtim and Columba (decorative initials based on characters found in the Book of Kells), Albemarle (2001).
  • Oriental simulation fonts: Yoshitoshi (2003, based on the 1900-style writing by Yoshi Toshi.
  • Gothic fonts, including Alt Gothic, Koch Gothic, Barnabas (2011), Sternhagen (2014), Montgisard (2010, roman capitals with blackletter lower case), Serenissima, Gelderland, Alcuin, Monumental, Goldwork, Waldeck, Roncesvalles, Montressor (2010, ornamental blackletter capitals), T4C Beaulieux (1998, a free copy here), Bastarda (2011), Burgundian, Cadeaulx, Collins Old English, Courtrai, Descant, Ereshkigal, Faustus, Franconian (1993, a Schwabacher), Froissart (2000), Ghost Gothic, Katisha, Koch Gothic, Ligeia, Magdeburg, Magdelena, Melusine, Pyle Gothic, Rheingold, Sanctum, Stuttgart Gothic (2010), Textura, Theodoric, Yngling (2002).
  • German expressionist: Dromon.
  • Renaissance fonts: Monumental Gothic, Caswallon (a Caslon family), humanist cursive (Palmieri, Castiglione and Hanes Italic), quirky Italian cursives (Fiorenza and Alleghieri), a Roman style hand-lettered font (Rudolfo and Rudolfo Swash), a Trajan-style Roman lettering (Hadrianus), a classic flourished cursive (Trinculo) and a set of floral intials from the Quattrocento (Fraticelli).
  • Modern poster fonts: Ascelon, Bilitis, Cosmic Dude, Dromon, Ducatus Rough, Eglantine, Ekberg (2002, based on Samuel Welo's posters), Fortinbras, Hamilton, Jambon, Oblivion, Posada (2008, based on the poster lettering of Mexican artist José Guadalupe Posada), Squiffy, Suspicion, Magnin (2003).
  • Mapmaker fonts: building elements are available in Basilica; Ortelius is a map dingbat font; Queensland (based on lettering by artist and calligrapher Eric Sloane), is bold, hand-drawn and reminiscent of medieval writing on maps. There are also Brandywine, Daresiel, Hesperides, Longhorne, Windlass (1996), and Cityscape. Orford (2008) is based on samples of hand lettering from a 1693 manuscript collected by Lewis Day in his classic book on historical paleography, Alphabets Old and New.
  • Calligraphic fonts: Albemarle (2001), Azariel, Moncrief (2011, based on the calligraphy of J.M. Bergling), Pavane, Rasael (2009), Abdiel (2005), Roncesvalles, Gazardiel (2003, connected script), Spoonbill (2003, arts and crafts), Macteris (Roman uncial font), Antioch Uncial (Roman uncial font), Burgundian (Classic black letter font), Franconian (993, a classic black letter font), Castiglione (Attractive Renaissance lettering), Cicero (Roman Rustica font), Formidable (1993, very bold late medieval / Lombardic style), Collins Old English (Classic Old English style gothic), Corbei Uncial (Roman uncial font), Cymbeline (late medieval lettering), Durrow (Standard insular minuscule uncial font), Theodoric (Classic black letter font), Gazardiel, Ghost Gothic (Unusual gothic font), Glendower (Uncial font based on Book of Kells), Gloriana (Interesting hand lettering style), Folkard (from the hand-lettering of Charles Folkard), Offenbach Chancery, Ranegund Merovingian Courthand, Benevento (8th century Lombardic), Hesperides.
  • Art deco typefaces: Speakeasy (2018), Gates of the West (2018), Lyceum (2014), Borealis (2009), Criterion (2011), Illuminata, Madding (2009, a bold poster font that grew out of Aventine), Alexandrine (2009), art Deco Stencil (2009, based on samples of Art Deco stencil lettering by Pedro Lemos), Falmouth.
  • Art nouveau typefaces: Acadian, Agravain (2009), Amphitryon (2009), Ariosto, Asphodel, Averoigne, Beaumains (2011, based on J.M. Bergling's lettering), Beauvoir, Belgravia (based on J.M. Bergling), Bernhardt (based upon the lettering of the Czech art-nouveau artist Alphonse Mucha), Bentham, Berenicia, Boetia (2003, based on J.M. Bergling's lettering), Bruges, Bucephalus (1993), Burd Ellen (2009), Butterfield, Cafe Society (2018), Curetana, Damariscotta, Elsene (2011, based on lettering by early 20th century illustrator Clara Elsene Peck), Elysian, Exotique, Flaubert, Gaheris, Ganelon, Gehenna, Goodfellow, Harbinger, Huyot (2016, after Georges Auriol's types), Jugendstil Kunsthand (2003), Lysander, Maginot (1993; after Peter Schnorr, 1898), Munich (after the Munchner Jugend magazine), Norumbega, Odeon, Ormandine (2010), Pantagruel, Phaeton, Reggio, Rochmbeau, Rockne (2009), Rudolfo, Setebos, Sprite, Summerisle, Sylphide (2005), Undine, Valentin (2008), Vambrace (2010), Walhal, Wendingen (2016), Wormwood (2018), Zeitschrift (2016, based on the Ver Sacrum magazine).
  • Modern poster fonts: Field Day (2003), Ascelon, Bilitis, Cosmic Dude, Dromon, Ducatus Rough, Eglantine, Ekberg (2002, based on Samuel Welo's posters), Fortinbras, Hamilton, Jambon, Oblivion, Squiffy.
  • Constructivist fonts: Krasny Mir (2009), Vrubel, Structura (1997).
  • Futuristic fonts: Alecto, Angelus, Circuit, Culdrose, Gearhead, Ironclaw, Parika, Sanhedrin, Semiramis (1997), Slither, Structuro, Yazata, Adastra (dings).
  • Borders and ornaments. These include New Arets and Crafts Borders (20912, based on The Calendar of Golden Thoughts (Barse and Hopkins Publ, 1911).
  • Boneyard fonts: Undertaker (2014), Antrobus (2010), Sepultura (2002), Halloweenies, Dementia, Boneyard, Skull and Bones, Malagua (1999-2013), Paleos (2002, from titling of B movies in the cave girl genre), Carmilla, Abaddon, Black Cow (1998), Valdemar, Cuede, Ligeia, Mayhem, Mephisto, Golgotha, Sanguinary, Ironworks, Moravia, Gehenna, Nosegrind (2005, graffiti), Corpus, Ghostly.
  • School fonts: Schoolhand (2010).
  • Arts and Crafts movement (late Victorian period, 19th century), based on work and lettering by Walter Crane, William Morris, Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Elbert Hubbard. The Arts&Crafts movement was enormously influential on the works of designers, artists and architects of the 20th century, and inspired the Art Nouveau and Art Deco movements. Fonts include William Morris' Kelmscott (based on Morris' Troy type), and True Golden, fonts from the Glasgow branch of the movement like Chelsea Studio (1997), which is based on Charles Rennie Mackintosh's lettering, fonts from the Roycrofters of New York like Semiramis and Ganelon, fonts based on Walter Crane's work such as Crane Gothic, Pencraft Initials (2009) and Walter Crane, and even fonts from the California Arts&Crafts period of the early 1900s like Coloma. Other typefaces: Jesse M. King (refreshed in 2015, and based on hand lettering from a frontispiece design by Glasgow-based Jessie King who was known for her lavish book covers), Aylward, Palmyra (based on work by the Roycrofters, a design community founded by Elbert Hubbard), Aylward (2010, Victorian), Hyacinth Initials, Spoonbill, Adresack (1996), Brandywine, Changeling (2009, based on lettering by fairy artist Fanny Railton), Goddard, and Advertising Gothic (2003), Valentin, Gaheris, Agravain (2009). Delaguerra (2001-2009) is based on a lettering style originating in the California Arts&Crafts period commonly associated with Mission Style. It is still in common usage in signage at historical sites in California.
  • Victorian: Beaumarchais, Berenicia, Bilibin, Brandywine, Brigidis, Curetana, Durendal, Elphinstone, Flaubert, Folkard, Gjallarhorn, Gloriana, Hermia, Ironclaw, Magnus.
  • Typewriter: Fontcraft Courier.
  • Anthroposophic: Ekberg (2002, based on a sample of poster lettering by Samuel Welo).
  • Medieval fonts of Scriptorium, critiqued by Marc Smith, page 65: Batwynge is based on lettre gffe by Geofroy Tory (1529), and not on an illuminated manuscript of the tenth century as claimed by Scriptorium. Perigord (1993) is based on a Carolingian alphabet drawn by Ernst Bentele in 1952.
Some selected fonts: Finchley (psychedelic), Captain Kidd (2012, an original font design based on the title lettering from the classic pirate movie starring Charles Laughton), Aerobrush (2011), Fondry Ornament (2009), Atkinson Egyptian (2008, after the lettering of Frank Atkinson), Verne (2008), Goldwork (almost blackletter), BigBlok (2010), LetterpressGothic (2010), Plymouth (2010, in the style of Cooper Bold), Broadley (2008, an architecturally inspired script based on lettering by British architect and designer C.F.A. Voysey), Locksley (2004, medieval lettering), Tuscarora (curly lettering), Fiorenza (Renaissance calligraphy), Hesperides (old colonial calligraphic script), Angelus (beautifully printed monospaced script), Esperanza (1996, connected medieval handwriting), Ithuriel (2002), Alleghieri (2002), Hamilton (2002), Spiral Initials, Zothique (great font, based on hand lettering from a map of Clark Ashton Smith's fantasy world of Zothique), Reynard (semi-Celtic), Daresiel (elegant script), Caliph (1992, Arabic simulation), Bassackwards, Rosalinde (1999, handwriting), Arakne (2000, connected handwriting), Falconis (by Michael Scarpitti), Asrafel (semi-Celtic), Swithin (2004), Tyrfing (Art Nouveau/Fraktur, 1999), Waldeck (2008, blackletter), Woburn Initials, Stampwork, Draughtwork, Roughwork (a codex font derived from Nalle's own True Golden which is based on a=n earlier typeface by arts and crafts master William Morris), Melusine (gothic calligraphy), Corbei (uncial), Niederwald (hand lettering), Gjallarhorn (great uncial), Gaiseric (early medieval uncial), Taranis (1987, an uncial first drawn as a font for the cover of the old Ysgarth roleplaying system), De Bellis (roman era, by Michael Scarpitti), Engravers Gothic, Monimental Initials, Sanhedrin (Enemy of the State font), Vespasiano (roman capitals, by Michael Scarpitti), Bilitis, Hendrix (2002), Collins OE (old English), Samedi, Praitor, Evadare (1993, based on a character set which was hand calligraphed by Rudolf Koch), Koch Fantasie (1993), Black Cow (1998). Zothique, Ruritania, Mariner (2004, based on hand lettering originally done by Willy Pogany), Trinculo (a swinging cursive font), Texas Star (2002), Octavian (antique demi-serif font), Ruffian (antique type font), Ascelon (thin sans serif font), Munich (title lettering from Munchner Jugend magazine), Necromantic (bizarre bold titling font), Titania (romantic decorative lettering font), Oberon (bold romantic font), Knotwork, Guede (1993), Pullman, Purcell (Victorian circus poster style font), Allegheny, Carmilla, Malagua (1999-2013), Ardenwood, Platthand, Buccaneer, Cochin Archaic (2010), Boswell (1994), Guilford (based on lettering by artist and calligrapher Eric Sloane), Death Ray (2012, constructivist), Alecto (futuristic), Candlemas (2003), Bridgeport (2003, based on lettering by artist and calligrapher Eric Sloane), Medieval Tiles (2003), Linthicum (2003), Draughtwork (2003), Yngling (Fraktur, 2003), Rheingold (elaborate Fraktur: Music Hall Text elsewhere; see also Teuton Text, Cincinnati Type Foundry, 1877), Kidd (2003), Belgravia (2004), Peck Shields (2004), Scrawlies (2000, hand-crafted), Albrecht Durer Gothic (2004), Orpheus (2004), InduXtrial (2004, a grunge face), Yoshitoshi (2003), Veronique (2004), Veneto (2006), Vidilex (1993, monospaced), Abelarde (2006), John Speed (1993: a mapmaker font), Furbelow (2006), Estoril (2006), Tangle, Aventine (sans), Texas Star (2002), Groningen (Bauhaus design), Nevins Hand, Scrapple (2011, Victorian, ornamental), Leodegar (2011, based on samples of 7th century Frankish hand lettering), Candlemass (2012).

Fonts from 2013: Doge (a Venetian font based on a J.M. Bergling revival), Original Django (after the titling font in Quentin Tarantino's movie Django Unchained).

Fonts from 2014: Highball, Carillon (based on a typeface by Samuel Welo), Edifice (based on lettering by J.M. Bergling).

Fonts from 2015: Gods of Mars (an inline sci-fi typeface), Rykov (based on a 1930s Ukrainian constructivist style; Latin and Cyrillic), Vie Moderne (French art deco), Dahlgren, Grand Concours (art deco), Tantalus, Power Tie (art deco), Marquis Greeking.

Fonts from 2016: Ekberg Modern (based on lettering samples by Samuel Welo from poster designs of the 1920s), Knuckleduster, Tzaphkiel, Sarandiel, Primrose Initials, Elizabethan Script (chancery style), Zeitschrift (an art nouveau font based on the Ver Sacrum magazine), Wendingen (Dutch deco), Memento Mori (Tuscan), Rounders (art deco).

Fonts from 2017: Buzzmill (wooden plank font), Pumpkin Patch Initials, Talinn, Reliquary, Nopalito, Scattershot (script).

Typefaces from 2018: Marionettas (a Mexican horror movie poster font), Fascination, Architextura, Santa Sangre, Glyphos.

Klingspor link. Abstract Fonts link. Dafont link.

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Sean Coady
[Vintage Type Co]

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Simon Stratford

London-based creator of the free shaded caps font Airbag (2013), which imitates the successful genre of Trend (Latinotype). Before Breakfast (2013) is a free hand-printed typeface. Packt (2013) started out from watercolor lettering. Distractor (2013) is a tweetware grungy slab serif reminiscent of letterpress---it is partially based on Bevan. In Limbo is a free vernacular typeface. Typefaces from 2014: Type Old Writer, Before Breakfast, Hitchcut (a dadaist typeface designed to honor Hitchcock's Vertigo and Saul Bass), Separator (octagonal), Dirty Slab (letterpress emulation), Enfold (hand-drawn).

Typefaces from 2015: Buckley, Buckley Serif, Bold Riley (a hand-crafted serif), Balham to Brooklyn (fifties script), Petit Jardin, Gently Script, Troupe (an inline Tuscan typeface), Mr. Blue Sky (an inline typeface), Moorgate (fat brush font), Sunshine, Dogtown (grunge), Gods Own Junkyard (neon sign font, named after Chris Bracey's neon sign store in London), Teardrop (watercolor brush with dripping ink), Western Grit (spurred), In The Wood, Gallow Tree (free brush font), Thirsty Dog (scratchy brush), Dear Prudence.

Typefaces from 2016: Get Lucky, Take Me To The River, Lawless (vintage display typeface), Not My Type (old typewriter font), Roadhouse Blues, Just Like Heaven, Resize, Atomic Dustbin, Mind The Gap (stencil family), Munky (a fun children's book typeface), Hunky Dory (a hand-crafted children's book typeface), Little Wonder (brush script), Mister Rooster, Whippin Piccadilly (hand-crafted), Bangers & Mash, Mr. Chumley.

Typefaces from 2017: Hunky Dory, Bangers and Mash, Circus Freak, Fake Empire, Gilly Script, Banoffee (a kooky hand-crafted typeface), Tuck Shop (a chalk font), Fake Empire (grunge), Mu-Th-Ur (a free octagonal typeface inspired by the film Prometheus).

Typefaces from 2018: Higgs Boson Blues (SVG font), Fierce (dry brush SVG font), Yeah Foil Balloon (color font).

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Solotype
[Dan X. Solo]

Dover Press sold Oakland's Dan X. Solo's digitizations. Dan Solo (b. 1928, d. 2012) has collected over 13,000 sets of metal fonts, starting when he was 9 years old and growing up in Oakland, CA. Finally, in 2002, he stopped doing that and began converting all of his fonts to computer type. Solotype, his company, was established in Alameda, CA. He printed 30 books on fonts (with Dover), including The Solotype catalog of 4,147 display typefaces, and created hundreds of fonts. In 2007, Dan Solo retired from the font business. He died in 2012.

Robert Trogman writes: I know Dan X. Solo personally. He ran a typographic studio in Berkeley for over 30 years. He had a large collection of film fonts, including some of my own. He created thousands of fonts and is now retired and is an avocational prestigitator. Copyrights have run out on most of his fonts. He also protected himself by creating pseudonyms on the questionable font names. Stuart Sandler confirms that many of the fonts in Solo's Dover books are in fact from the Filmotype collection, which Stuart is digitizing right now.

Gene Gable writes: Dan Solo of Solotype in Berkeley was experimenting with photo type as early as 1945 and started doing optical special effects in the early '60s. And a number of the larger display-type shops developed their own techniques. But in terms of opening up new markets for display type (and giving designers more control over type setting), Visual Graphics and Letraset lead the way. These companies were proud of, and promoted, the fact that that their products could be used by non-typesetters with little training.

Bio. He wrote about himself: Dan X. Solo The Solotype Archive was begun in 1942 when I was 14. I was a kid printer for several years before that. At 16, after a quick three months of training, I dropped out of school and went to work full time as a radio actor and announcer in San Francisco. (Easy to get jobs in those days, due to the war-induced manpower shortage.) In 1949 and 1950, I created a magic show which played West Coast theatres with some success. After that, back to broadcasting. By 1962, I was completely burned out on radio, so I decided to see if I could make a living with my collection of antique types, which numbered about a thousand fonts at that time. In 1962, I sent out 4,000 catalogs showing the type to ad agencies all over the U.S. The timing was perfect (no thanks to me) because there was developing at that time a renewed interest in the old types. Business took off immediately. The Solotype collection was one of four commercial collections at the time, but I seemed to have been more aggressive in marketing than the other chaps. (Well, Morgan Press certainly knew how to market.) Two years into the business, I began to collect alphabets on paper for conversion to photo lettering, which was just becoming mainstream in the type business. We closed the shop for a month every year and went on a type hunt, mostly in Europe where there didn't seem to be much competition among collectors. Other typographers couldn't understand how we could do this, but I believe it made people appreciate the resource we offered even more. Over the years, the collection became quite large. When I closed Solotype a couple of years ago, I got rid of about half the archive (because the fonts were dull, or already digitized, or for a variety of other reasons) leaving me with about 6,000 fonts on paper or film. In 1974, I began to supply Dover Publications with mechanicals for books of 100 alphabets on a particular theme. I did 30 of these books over the years, and 30 more of printers' ornaments, borders, and so forth. Sometime in the 1990s, Dover asked me to digitize books of 24 fonts each, to be sold with a disk in the back. I did 12 of these. The Dover relationship came to an end when Hayward Cirker, the owner and my special friend, died and the company was sold to another publisher. Dover felt that they had covered the type field thoroughly. Now in my old age, my wife and I have a mindreading act that is great fun and good for the ego. Even so, when not traveling, I digitize type for relaxation and enjoyment, but have made no effort to sell it. Until now.

Solo's wood type/Western/ headline/ Victorian collection includes Acantha, Bindweed, Dime Museum (2004, a French Clarendon revived by ATF in 1933 under the name P.T. Barnum), Egyptian Oldstyle, Excelsis, Extravaganza, Rigney, Assay, Baraboo Banner, Beijing, Brevet (after a Victorian typeface from 1887 by Ernst Lauschke), Brussels, Cathedral, Cleopatra, Cognac, Crossroads, Dainty Lady, Dangerfield, Diablo, Dutch Treat, Grecian, Lord Mayor, Malibu, Minnesota, Moulin Rouge, Penny Arcade (1992, a Victorian face after an 1890 original called Mural by Boston Type Foundry), Trixie, Valerie, Valjean, and Zorro. Alaska is based on an 1890 design of Marder, Luse and co. Arcade imitates an 1888 design of Barnhart Brothers&Spindler. Bamboo (oriental simulation face) is based on a 1889 creation of Barnhart Brothers&Spindler. Behrens Antiqua and Behrens schrift are revival of early 20th century typefaces by Peter Behrens. Eccentric is a digitization of a 1898 arts and crafts typeface by Kingsley/ATF. Hansard is a revival of a display type published in 1887 by MacKellar, Smiths,&Jordan. Pekin is a digitization of a face, first designed by Ernst Lauschke in 1888 and issued by Barnhart Bros.&Spindler foundry in Chicago under the name Dormer, and revived by them in 1923 under the name Pekin. Charles Henry Beeler made a condensed sans serif issued by Mackellar, Smiths&Jordan foundry in 1887: it was digitally revived as Roundhead. Monument is a revival of a 1893 typeface by the Boston Type Foundry, but was also cast at the Central Type Foundry. Vienna Light is a delicate early 1900s type originally created by the German foundry of Schelter&Gieseke. Other designs: Bareback, Campaign (ca. 1970), Cigar Label (1997), Estienne, Farringdon (a western face), Goodfellow (digitization of wood type from 1895 found at Hamilton and probably due to W.H. Page), Harlem Text (blackletter), Houdini (ca. 1992), Memorial, Quadrille 2 (a simplified Tuscan face), Sparticus, Vanities (a Victorian type), Whirligig.

In 2005, MyFonts added Seminary (after a Victorian font from 1885 by Bruce Type Foundry), Margie (formal script based on Marggraff Bold Script by the Dresden foundry vormalig Brüder Butter, 1920s), Fancy Dan, Bamberg (2005, after a condensed wood type from ca. 1850), Fat Face No. 20, French Ionic (quite ugly--based on an 1870 Clarendon derivative by the Cincinnati Type Foundry), Hearst Italic (based on a 1904 typeface by Carl Schraubstadter of the Inland Type Foundry), Hearst Roman (based on a typeface from the Inland Type Foundry allegedly stolen from a hand lettering job done by Goudy, acccording to Goudy himself), Tally Text (early photolettering type of the comic book style), Welcome 1 (based on Van Loey-Nouri's art nouveau typeface from 1900). A list of some digitized fonts:

  • Art Deco: Advertisers Gothic Light, Alex, Beverly Hills, Boul Mich, Capone Light, Chic (after Morris Fuller Benton's Chic, 1927), Clyde, Eagle Bold, Eagle Narrow, Eden Bold, Eden Light, French Flash, Gallia, Graybar Book, Grock, Matra, Modernique (art deco), Parasol, Parisian, Phoenix American, Plaza Suite, Publicity Gothic, Salut, Stymie Obelisk, Zeppelin.
  • Victorian: Anglo, Arboret, Campanile, Chorus Girl, Fancy Celtic, Ferdinand, Floral Latin, Glorietta, Grant Antique, Gutenberg, Hogarth, Jagged, Katherine Bold, Lafayette, Meisteringer, Olympian, Phidian, Ringlet (1998, a Victorian typeface after an 1882 original by Hermann Ihlenburg), Romanesque, Rubens, Stereopticon, Templar, Wedlock, Zinco.
  • Script/Cursive: Amapola, Artists Script, Carpenters Script, Certificate Script, Commercial Script, Conway (an architectural script), Elegance, Engrossing Script, Figaro, Flare, Gloria Script, Hanover, Helvetica Cursive, Holly, Kunsteler Bold, Liberty, Manuscript, Orion Script, Pantagraph Script (+No2, +No3), Park Avenue, Romany Script, Trafton Script, Typo Upright, University Script, Virginia Antique.
  • Art Nouveau: Ambrosia, Argus, Artistik, Auriol, Baldur, Bocklin, Cabaret (2003, as in Murder She Wrote), Carmen, Childs, Edda Black, Excelsior, Francomia, Giraldon, Harrington, Isadora, Metropolitan, Murillo, Oceana, Odessa, Orbit Antique, Palmetto (2005; an art nouveau typeface based on a 1887 typeface called Palm from the A.D. Farmer Foundry), Siegfried, Skjald, Spartana, Titania.
  • Gothic/Medieval: Academy Text, American Uncial, Antique Black, Becker Bold, Bradley, Castlemar, Celebration Text Fancy, Church Text, Engravers Old English, Frederick Text, Freehand, Hingham Text, Initials-Bradley and Caxton, Kanzlei Light, Lautenbach, Lautenbach Fancy Caps, Libra, Morris Black, Nicholini Broadpen, Rhapsodie Swash Caps, Scottford Uncial, Solemnis, Washington Text, Wedding Text.
  • Celtic: Anglo Text, Camden Text, Chappel Text, Cimbrian, Colchester Black, Durer Gothic, Durwent, Fenwick, Genzsch Initials, Gloucester Initials, Gutenberg Gothic, Hansa Gothic, Harrowgate, Kaiser Gothic, Kings Cross, Konisburg, Malvern, Medici Text, Middlesex, Progressive Text, Tudor Text, Warwick, Westminster Gothic, Yonkers.
  • Special-Effects Display Fonts: Azteca Condensed, Buddha (oriental simulation face, after a Schelter&Giesecke type), Burst, Campaign (1970), Chinatown (oriental simulation), Cigar Label (1997-2002), Colonial Dame, Contract Banner (2004, a take on Mezzotint from 1880), Direction, Fillet, Filmstar (1999), Firebug, Headhunter, Hollywood Lights, Igloo Solid, Import, Lariat, Needlepoint, Old Glory, Protest, Rustic, Scimitar (Arabic simulation face), Scoreboard, Skyline, Starburst, Sundown Shadow, Tableau, Tonight, Xerxes.
  • Other: Acantha, Assay, Baraboo Banner, Beijing, Bindweed, Brevet (after a Victorian original by Ernst Laushke, 1887), Brussels, Cathedral, Cleopatra, Cognac, Crossroads, Dainty Lady, Dangerfield, Diablo, Dime Museum, Dutch Treat, Egyptian Oldstyle, Excelsis, Extravaganza, Grecian, Lord Mayor, Malibu, Minnesota, Moulin Rouge, Penny Arcade, Rigney, Trixie, Valerie, Zorro.

Images of selected typefaces: Agency Gothic, Alpha Midnight, Alpha Twilight, Anita Lightface (1977), Art Deco Display Alphabets, Ashley Crawford, Ashley Inline, Astur, Bamberg, Banco, Beans, Blackline, Bobo Bold, Braggadocio, Broadway Engraved, Busorama Bold, Busorama Light, Bust, Charger, Checkmate, Colonel Hoople, Corral, Dudley P Narrow, Dynamo, Earth (a futuristic / prismatic typeface revived by nick Curtis in 2015 as Terranova NF), Eclipse, Empire, Ewie, Fat Cat, Fatso, Festival, Futura Black, Futura Inline, Gillies Gothic Bold, Greeting Monotone, Grooviest Gothic, Hess Neobold, Hotline, Huxley Vertical, Inkwell Black, Joanna Solotype, Joyce Black, Koloss, Lampoon, Mania, Mania Contour A, Mania Contour B, Margit, Mindy Highlight, Modernistic, Monograms Stencil, Mossman, Neon, Neuland (+Inline), Phosphor, Piccadilly, Pickfair, Polly, Prismania P, Quote, Rhythm Bold, Shady Deal, Sheet Steel, Sinaloa.

The Solotype Catalog is a file with information on Dan Solo's typefaces, annotated with remarks about name equivalences and digitizations. The original file was due to Thibaudeau, but typophiles on alt.binaries.fonts have added to it in 2010. PDF version. Excel version. Text version. See also here.

View Dan Solo's typefaces. Another page on Solotype. Dan Solo's typefaces listed in decreasing order of popularity. View Dan Solo's typefaces. View Dan Solo's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Stefano Brizzio

Graphic designer / illustrator in Cordoba, Argentina, who created the wavy typeface Curve (2014) and the decorative circuit and circus-inspired caps typeface Circus (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Stephanie Alvarez Bertarioni

Alajuela, Costa Rica-based designer of the circus font Arlequin (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Stephen Coles
[Decorated Initials]

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Tano Veron

Buenos Aires-based creator of the children's hand font Nicolina (2012) and of the techno typeface Hifix (2012).

Zephyr (2013) is a striped ornamental caps typeface. In the ornamental caps style, Tano also made Las Mejores Cosas De La Vida No Son Cosas (2013).

Boxing (2013) is a condensed sans headline face.

In 2014, he made the free multicolored vector format typeface Mondrian, which is named after De Stijl artist Piet Mondrian. In the same vane, he made the decorative caps typeface Kandinsky (2014). Keplerian (2014) is an alchemic typeface. In 2014, Tano Veron and Yai Salinas co-designed the free vector format colored display typeface Carioca.

In 2015, he published Natureza (alchemic / hipsterish), Theremin (great variable-width san; free download), Mapuche (a free native symbol font), Pettoruti Type (a colorful cubsy typeface influenced by the cubist Argentinian painter Emilio Pettoruti (1892-1971), Sandre (based on Cassandre's Bifur), Dionisia (a great free art deco poster typeface), Jekyll & Hyde (a free EPS format vintage display pair of typefaces), Binary Font (free), the free sci-fi typeface Houston, the free hipster typeface Belladona, the tweetware constructivist font Moscu, the decorative caps typeface Guernica (named after Picasso's famous civil war painting from 1937), the free vector format typeface Miro and the tweetware colored circus font Circo.

Typefaces from 2017: Hot Rod (free art deco style), Hangar (rounded sans), Belladona Stencil, Bardo (an all caps typeface described as classic, transgressive and badass as Shakespeare, it has a bit of the art deco charm of the The New Yorker typeface).

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Tayna Vital

During her graphic design studiers in Manaus, Brazil, in the heart of the Amazon forest, Tayna Vital created the decorative Western circus font Sand And Thorns (2015). [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. View Terry Wüdenbachs's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Thomas A. Rickner

American type designer, born in Rochester in 1966, who has worked for various foundries including Monotype. He graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology. He lives in Madison, WI, and is currently employed by Monotype, after a short period at Ascender. He co-designed a revival of W.A. Dwiggins' beautiful Eldorado family, Amanda (1996), Hamilton, the Western font Buffalo Gal (1992-1994, TTGX variations font done while he was at Apple). He worked at Monotype from 1994 onwards, where he hinted Carter's Georgia, Tahoma, Nina and Verdana fonts, for example, commissioned by Microsoft. While employed by Apple Computer, Tom oversaw the development of the first TrueType fonts to ship with Apples System 7. He worked on a freelance basis for Font Bureau for the last 12 years. He has worked on custom font solutions for companies such as Adobe Systems, Apple Computer, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Lexmark, Lotus, Microsoft and Nokia. His custom fonts include a revival of Bodoni to serve Lexmark as their new corporate typeface. His experience with non-Latin scripts is broad, having designed fonts for the Greek, Cyrillic, Hebrew, Thai, Thaana and Cherokee scripts. Tom also played a key role in the development of fonts for Agfa Monotype's proprietary stroke font format. In his own words, However I did the bulk of the drawing for Siegel's Graphite, and I did about 1/2 of the Tekton MultipleMaster (with Jill Pichotta and Tobias Frere-Jones on the other half of the masters) while in Palo Alto. In 2004, he co-founded Ascender Corporation, where he published

  • Arial Mono (Ascender).
  • Buffalo Gals (1992 and 2016): Buffalo Gals is one of the very first variable fonts, originally made in 1992 for an Apple TrueType GX developer CD. It was intended to push the boundaries on the number of stylistic axes in a font, with 6 axes in total, none of them being weight or width. Based upon wood type of the late 1800s, Buffalo Gals enables control over features with names like Cookies, Fringe, Hooves, Concavity and Bracketing. It offers 144 distinct combinations of these attributes, and seemingly infinite intermediate interpolations as well. Free download here.
  • Circus Poster Shadow (2005): based an 1890s Tuscan style wood type.
  • Goudy Borders (2009) and Goudy Forum Pro (2009), a revival and expansion Frederic W. Goudy's "Forum Title" (1911, inspired by Roman inscriptions on the Trajan's column monument).
  • Hamilton (Ascender). A wood type face.
  • Rebekah Pro (2006): a revival of ATF's Piranesi family, the regular being designed by Willard Sniffin, and the remaining weights designed by Morris Fuller Benton. Tom Rickner first revived Benton's Italic for use in his wedding invitations for his marriage to Rebekah Zapf in 2006. He completed the character set in 2009.
Will-Harris interview. Agfa bio. Ascender Corporation bio. FontShop link. MyFonts link. Klingspor's PDF. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Time Peace

FontStructor who made the horizontally-striped typeface Strobes (2012), Simplicity (2012), Smashel (2012), Extora (2012, textured face), Dead Stirrup (2012), Checker (2012), Slice (2012), and Tesla (2012, based on the logo of the electrical company Tesla).

In 2013, we find Hearty (Valenttine's Day font), Anubis (retro futurism), Tockice (connect-the-dots), Swirl, Teeny Dots (dot matrix face), Specs (arrowed letters), Atlas Regul (art deco marquee face), Smash (dot matrix face), Steam (steam punk, mechanical), Apricot (dot matrix), Peach, Koverkav (tall connected script), Zastava (art deco), Syncopation (avant garde), Centrivid, Time Script, Grey Sans (a textured sans), Seriphagy, Mona, Lightheart (a Broadway style art deco face), Lower (tall ascenders), 2Time, DotoMagy (dot matrix face), Finolin, Remaster (horizontal stripes), Whimsy, Procol (vertical striping), Ceremonio (vertical striping), Island, and Quindle. In March 2013, he published Circles and wrote I finally nailed a perfect circle, which many consider the holy grail over at FontStruct. That is to say, the imperfections in the circle are only visible at large point sizes---quite an achievement.

Typefaces from 2014: Cybertron, Puzzler, Just Peachy (blackboard bold), Bubble Pop, Pointy (arrowed face), Gypsy Train (bilined, frilly), Mad Hatter (card font), Origami, Pointers (hexagonal), Angled (deco), Owlarium, Blossum (floral), Jarvis (wooden plank font), Cocktail Bar, Circuit Breaker, Every Good Boy, Circus Comes to Towne (sic) (circus font), Fruit Stripes (art deco, striped).

Typefaces from 2015: Cogsworth (connect-the-dots), Neomorph (techno). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tobias Sommer

Tobias Sommer ("Shasta") is the Geneva, Switzerland-based designer (b. 1986) at FontStruct in 2008 of Great Depression (influenced by headline fonts from 1929), Brutto (headline slab serif), Lame Dude (dripping paint), Toytype (an interesting Indic simulation typeface based on an earlier block font by him called Block On), Teatral and Teatral Fill (gorgeous Western circus style decorative typefaces), Fickle Mickle, Hard Light (shadow face), Tangram, Tangram Grid, Tangram Grid Rounded (kitchen tile), and Tangram Rounded (octagonal/kitchen tile). In 2009, he added Stylita, Vasyugan, Block On, Cupra, Disparador (mechanical octagonal: +Stencil, +Filled), Exempla Slab Serif, Exempla Sans (Strict, Medium, Ultra Light, Stencil: octagonal family), Stitched Outline, Escheresk (impossible outlines), Capitalia (+Rounded), Vjatka (constructivist), Punched Out (+Fill: pixelish), Cupra.

Additions in 2010: Punchline Filled (athletic lettering), High Voltage, Punchline (ultra heavy octagonal slab; +Filled), Nicotiana (slab serif), Exempla Slab Medium, Punched Out, Exempla Sans Medium (fat octagonal), Pixel Pandemonium, Tradita, Frostletter (blackletter), Scrambled Script (blackletter), Circle Cult (circle-themed sans).

Typefaces made in 2012: Apodosa (octagonal).

Dafont link. Fontspace link. Blogspot link. Klingspor link. Abstract Fonts link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Type Sailor
[David Fernando Espinosa Martínez]

Type Sailor is David Espinosa (born in 1986) who lives in Bogotá. He graduated from the Universidad de Bogotá Jorge Tadeo Lozano as graphic designer and advertiser. He is a descendant of Antonio Espinosa de los Monteros, first royal printer of the viceroyalty of Nueva Granada.

He designed these typefaces:

  • In 2017: Monteros (a revival of an old style typeface by Antonio Espinosa de los Monteros), Gautama (an organic sans).
  • In 2014: Internerd, Old Providence New Roots (a poster typeface co-designed with Mateo Rivano), Santander (a great didone family).
  • In 2013: Vercingetorix (monoline informal sans), Persifal (calligraphic typeface), Ygraine, Urania, Zephiroth (a semi-connected script), X-Classified (very grungy typewriter typeface), Salme (Treefrog-style script), Joyeux, Fugitiva (an ornamental Western saloon or circus font), Tomsk.
  • In 2012: Pelida, Valpuesta, Walkiria (an informal blackletter), Quattro (a techno family), Olimpia, Luisa, Merlot (like caps in the style of William Morris), Bizancia (Arab simulation face), Imelda, Epifanía, Nero d'Avola (a great calligraphic script), Round, Avanti (calligraphic), Street Dork (stencil face).
  • In 2011: Daniela (hairline sans), Glamourousse (sans), Caro (pixel), Carolina (sans), Kermesse (an octagonal font).
  • In 2010: Davidcito (handwriting) and Hug Femmes (sans).

He says that his inspiration comes from the female form, which always has been associated with classic typography.

Dafont link. Iphoneruler link. FontM link. Facebook link. Issuu link. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Typesenses
[Sabrina Mariela Lopez]

Typesenses was founded in 2009 by Sabrina Lopez in Ramos Mejìa, near Buenos Aires. Today, it is listed as being located in Pembroke Pines, FL. Sabrina Lopez (b. 1987) graduated from FADU, University of Buenos Aires. Her typefaces include:

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Vanessa Zuñiga

Vanessa A. Zuñiga Tinizaray (aka Amuki) is a graphic designer in Loja, Ecuador. She works a lot with pre-Colombian, Inca, and South American cultural patterns. Vanessa created the experimental typeface Pacha (2010), which is based on old Indian patterns. Lineas Y Puntos is a bribeware display typeface created in 2014.

Amaru Creador won an award at Tipos Latinos 2014. In 2015, she created the free display typeface Abyaster. Her typefaces Modular 46 and Tiwanacu won awards at Tipos Latinos 2016.

Typefaces from 2016: Criolla (an ornamental circus font).

In 2017, she designed an extraordinary multiline ancient Mexican culture-themed decorative typeface, Coatl Serpiente.

Typefaces from 2017: Tinkuy (a free op-art pattern font), M46C (experimental, and modular), Entorno (a modular prismatic typeface), Arhuaca (a precolombian pattern font). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Victory Type Foundry
[Noah Rothschild]

Foundry st. 1998 by Noah Rothschild (b. 1983, Buffalo) from Buffalo, NY, but now located in Chicago, IL. Myfonts link. Dafont link.

Original designs include the free TrueType fonts Acme, Bark, Boxsoo, Markerz, Psychosis, Seventy, Splurge, Refund and Refund-Bold, Freon, Gaseous, Seriesorbit, Transit, Runamuck, Quarky, Mr Wick, Rat Poison, Muddy, Morkman, Series Orbit, Year2000Boogie, Year2000Replicant, and Arena. Not-so-free original designs such as the weathered font Mauvais, the jerky Junkyard, and many other fonts such as Alfalfa (2001, felttip pen), Quattro (medieval letter simulation), Industrial, Sloshed, Saturn, Badhaus, Basuhand, Lysosome, Friction, Balance (2000, a squarish face; +unicase), BayerSans, Beanstalk, Chlorine Sans/Serif, Dungerees, Embargo, Farmhouse, Grizzly, Jaggers, Lysosome, Mechanikschrift (nice!), Metrogothic, Nolkster, Quattro (grunge font), Sign Gothic.

In 2009, she published Bayer Modern, which was modeled after Herbert Bayer's universal alphabet designed in 1925 (she based her letters on P22 Bayer Universal).

Fonts from 2010: Surfside (2010) is pure Miami South Beach art deco. MCM Hellenic Wide (2010) is a revival of Hellenic Wide. MCM Monogram (2010) is an art deco / Bauhaus face. Cosmo (2010) is a set of two inline fonts inspired by the CNN logo and Toronto Blue Jays uniforms.

Production in 2011: Barnum (a good old slabby Western poster face), Asteroid (the inline space age alphabet on the CNN logo, in the Sega Genesis, and on old Toronto Blue Jays uniforms). Dafont linkVictory Type [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Vintage Type Co
[Sean Coady]

Graphic designer from Summerside and/or Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada, who was located first in Edmonton, Alberta, and then in Moncton, NB, then in Toronto, and finally in halifax, Nova Scotia. He runs SRC Designs and founded Vintage Type Co in 2015 (not to be confused with Susan Townsend's Vintage Type, a company set up in the 1990s). Creator of the free sans titling typeface family Municipal (2013) and of the hand-printed typeface Fruit Sale (2013).

In 2014, he created Shifty Sailor (spurred), Hofmann (psychedelic typeface), Kalopsia Slab (a condensed slab serif family with an arts-and-crafts flair). One weight is free---the others can be bought here. He also created free User Interface Icons in 2014.

Typefaces from 2015: Jackal Display, Anaheim Gothic, Alehouse (vintage connected script), Dorchester Display (vintage Victorian typeface), Huxley (brush script), Drone Ranger, Authentico (vintage poster typeface in eight styles), Firefly (free poster font), Highbinder (an eroded vintage typeface), Adventurous Script (watercolor brush), Nomad Icon Font, Arctic Express (hand-crafted capitals).

Typefaces from 2016: VTC Numeric (free), Grindstone (vintage), Grindstone Script, Grindstone Sans, Midnight Owl, Southbank (free), Planet Rouge, Life Is Jazz Script, Mystery Tour (+Sans) (a layered Americana or circus font), Sugar Boats, Navy Queen (a nice free font influenced by vintage nautical posters).

Typefaces from 2017: Virgo Antique, Virgo Display, PressBox (letterpress and Americana emulation), Merchant Street Sans (eight stackable fonts), Old Spirits (spurred Victorian style), Prizefighter (art deco sans), Andre's Diner, Artisans Script (signature script), Milton Grotesque (a free all caps American grotesque), Queen Street (a layerable family).

Typefaces from 2018: Drone Ranger Pro (octagonal).

Vintage Type Co. Dafont link. Behance link. Another Behance link. Creative Market link. Home page. Creative Market link for Vintage Type Co. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Vintage Voyage Design
[Pavel Korzhenko]

Aka P. Rudakov and Pasha Korzhenko, and operating as Vintage Voyage Design. Perm, Russia-based designer of the vintage hand-crafted typefaces West End (2015, spurred Western typeface family), Winter Holidays (2015), The Sugar Cane (2015, eroded signage script), Montana (2015), Canyons (2015), Forest Tramp (2015), Heart of Gold (2015, a think inky brush), La Fa Salt (2015, a connected monoline script), Robinson (2015, hand-crafted), Rise (2015, rough brush), Stout (2015, +Stout Roughen), Jack's Guitar (2015) and Bough (2015).

Typefaces from 2016: Chameleon (rough brush), Les Paul (beatnik style), 1994 Fancy, The First Division (an elegant hand-crafted Peignotian typeface family), The Aviator, Ocean Beach (weathered athletic lettering font), Fenway Script (baseball script), Fenway Sans, Octanis (display family in Sans, Slab, Serif, and Rounded Sans sub-styles), Compare (a vintage wedge serif typeface inspired by the mafia), Unchained (Western typeface), The Selvedger (signage script), Driver (a retro speed emulation typeface family), Pasternak Script.

Typefaces from 2017: Bartender (a 6-font vintage typeface family), Easy Rider (a layered road movie brush script font), The New America (penmanship script), Harbour (a decorative blackletter typeface), Ace of Spades (grungy), Cavalcade (a layered serif typeface inspired by American and European typography of early 20th century, from movie posters to design of alcohol bottles like Martini, Cinzano and Campari), Old Standard, Season Times (Sans+Script), Roadstar (a vintage speed emulation techno font).

Typefaces from 2018: Le Bonjour (a retro sans), The Voyage Culture (font duo), Afterglow (a didone), Bimbo (circus fonts), Two Letter Monogram, Diamond Monogram, Circle Monogram, Circle Frames, Harbour (blackletter), Sandwich (a large 3d beveled typeface family), Bartender, The Telegraph (transitional newspaper type), Golden Horn (a layered vintage typeface).

Behance link. Creative Market link. Vintage Voyage Design. You Work For Them link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

William H. Page Wood Type Company
[William Hamilton Page]

Norwich, CT-based company involved in wood type production. In 1856, William Page (b. Tilton, NH, 1829, d. Mystic, CT, 1906) bought out Horatio and Jeremiah Bill and founded Page and Bassett in South Windham, CT, with his partner James Bassett. In 1857, they moved to Greenville, CT. Some time later Samuel Mowry replaced Bassett as partner, and the company is Page and Co of Greenville, CT. Another name change occurs, to William H. Page&Co. In 1869, Page buys the operation of Colley&Dauchy. Mowry retires a bit later, the company moves to Norwich, CT, and becomes the William H. Page Wood Type Company. A year later, a defection of sorts---Charles Tubbs (an employee since 1860), John Martin and George Keyes leave to set up the American Wood Type Co. In 1881, George Setchell joins the business, and Page and setchell patent the die-cut production method. In 1889, Setchell sells all interests to S.T. Dauchy, who becomes president, only to sell the entire company to Hamilton in 1891. During the Civil War, Page perfected his equipment and became the leading manufacturer of wood type. In 1874, the company published a specimen book of so-called chromatic (wood) type. Henry Lewis Bullen described it this way: This is the most notable of wood type specimens. Page outshone all competitors in imparting a degree of artistry in designing wood type and borders, most of which could be printed in several colors . . . . [It is] a work of unusual excellence, well worth preserving. In 1891, Page's firm was absorbed by the Hamilton Manufacturing Company of Two Rivers, WI.

Many of his wood types were digitized by Jordan Davies of Wooden Type. Page's fonts include Aetna, Antique No. 4 (revived as HWT Slab in 2013 by Hamilton Wood Type Foundry), Antique Tuscan No 9, Bindweed, Clarendon Condensed, Clarendon Condensed Bold, Clarendon Extended, Clarendon Heavy, Concave Tuscan X, EgyptianTwo (2005), French Antique, French Clarendon (XXX Condensed No. 117), French Semi, Gilbey, Gothic Tuscan Round, Hamilton, Minnesota, Norwich Aldine ML (1872, digitized by Tom Wallace in 2010 under the same name), Number 154, Page No. 508, Peerless 131 Bold, Rigney, Skeleton Antique, Teutonic, Tuscan Italian Round, Unique Wood, William Page 500, William Page 506.

In 2013, John Bonadies (MPress Interactive) started making digital typefaces based on Page's models. They published MPI Aldine Extended (based on a 1872 wood type by William H. Page), MPI Antique (slab serif), MPI French Clarendon (based on wood type from 1865 by William H. Page), MPI French Antique (a typical far West saloon font based on wood type by William H. Page, 1869), MPI Egyptian Ornamented (a western typeface based on a 1870 wood type by William H. Page), MPI Arcadian (based on a 1870 design by William H. Page), MPI Tuscan Extra Condensed (based on William H. Page wood type from 1872), MPI Norwich Aldine Reversed (from a 1872 original).

Also in 2013, Dick Pape embarked on a large process of digitization of wood types at the Rob Roy Collection of the University of Texas. His digital fonts are free and are bundled under the label American Wood Type, or AWT. Revivals by Dick Pape of fonts due to William Page include AWTPage&SetchellNo154, AWTPage-SetchellNo515, AWTPageAldine, AWTPageAldineExpanded, AWTPageAldineOrnamented, AWTPageAntTuscanCond, AWTPageAntTuscanOutlined, AWTPageAntiqueBlack, AWTPageAntiqueCond, AWTPageAntiqueNo7, AWTPageAntiqueTuscan, AWTPageAntiqueTuscanNo1, AWTPageAntiqueTuscanNo8, AWTPageAntiqueXXCond, AWTPageAntiqueXXXCond, AWTPageBelgianCond, AWTPageBeveledNo142, AWTPageCelticOrnamented, AWTPageClarendonExtended, AWTPageClarendonNo1, AWTPageClarendonXXCondensed, AWTPageColumbian, AWTPageConcaveTuscanXCond, AWTPageConcaveTuscanXCondOutline, AWTPageCorinthianNo2, AWTPageEgyptian, AWTPageEgyptianOrnamented, AWTPageFrenchAntique, AWTPageFrenchClarendonCond, AWTPageFrenchClarendonXXX, AWTPageFullFacedGrecian, AWTPageGothicLightFace, AWTPageGothicTuscanNo1, AWTPageGothicTuscanPointed, AWTPageIonic, AWTPageIonicCondensed, AWTPageNo500, AWTPageNo501, AWTPageNo506, AWTPageNo508, AWTPageNo51, AWTPageNo510, AWTPageNo515, AWTPageNorwichAldine, AWTPageOrnamentedAldine, AWTPagePeerlessAntNo129, AWTPagePeerlessCondOldStyl, AWTPagePhanitalianNo132, AWTPageRomanAetna, AWTPageRunic, AWTPageSkeletonAntique, AWTPageTeutonic, AWTPageTuscanCondNo2.

Revivals by Nick Curtis: Page Five Fifteen NF (2015), Rockwall NF (2015, after Aldine and Aldine Extended), Hunky Dory NF (2014, a circus font after William H. Page's wood type Doric, ca. 1850), Sodbuster NF (2014, after Gothic Dotted), Tuscalooza NF (2014, after the 1872 typeface Tuscan Extended), Bandiera Del Legno NF (2014: this Tuscan wood type revives Gothic Tuscan Condensed Reversed), Belgique NF (2014: a revival of the (Western) wood type French Clarendon XXX Condensed No. 117), Skelett Antiken NF (2014, after Clarendon XX, 1959).

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