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Colombian type design
In 2014, she designed the grid-and-circle-based typeface Risk.
Graphic designer in Bogota, Columbia, who created Minoria (2012, hexagonal).
Born in Cali, and a resident of Bogota, graphic designer Alejandro Monsalve created a squarish 3d display face in 2012. In 2014, he added the straight-edged sci-fi typeface Future Punk. [Google] [More] ⦿
Medellin, Colombia-based designer of a multiline typeface in 2012.
Illustrator and graphic designer in Colombia. Behance link.
Graphic designer and illustrator in El Cerrito, Colombia. Creator of Broken Circle Font (2014) and 7 Days Font (2014). The latter font was a class project created for the movie poster 7 Days in Havana. [Google] [More] ⦿
Bogotá-based Colombian graphic design studio and type foundry Andinistas was founded in 1998 by Carlos Fabián Camargo Guerrero, Lennyn Salinas, Mariangeles Valero, Juan Carlos Valero, Jorge Alexander Camargo Guerrero, Rafael Rincón, and Jordi Teres. It was first located in Caracas, Venezuela, but moved in 2003 to Bogotá, Colombia. New names in its organization include Alexander Moreno. Many of its designers are Venezuelan.
Among their typefaces: Nikona, Magola (2008, puffy script), Angelita, Pepelepu, Zerotipo, Skuke, Retro, Radio Bemba, Pumarosa, Pr1, Oficia, Nativa, Mongol (free), Lirrot, Leroy (1999-2008, computer screen stripes), Leroy Dingbats (1998-2008), Hiroformica, Hibrida, Guerilla, Guerilla Outline, Gruada, Gancho Petare, Escuedra, Esbelta, DSNett, dia-D, Download, Denego, Cristal, Codiga, Codiga Icon, Codiga Destroy, Codiga Codec, Chacao Petare, Cazon Gothic, Boa, Biol, Ave-cedario, Anaira.
Cazon (2007, Camargo Guerrero) is a family of calligraphic origin consisting of 7 styles: Gris, Negra, Uno, Dos, Tres, Dingbats A and B and is based on the paintbrush letters found in the popular markets of La Guaira, Caracas. This family won an award in the experimental typeface category at Tipos Latinos 2008. Lirrot (2007) is a 6-style grunge handwriting typeface bordering on the psychotic, and comes with Lirrot Dingbats. It too won an award at Tipos Latinos 2008.
PP Lepu (1998-2008) is pixel grunge. Josefina (+Dingbats1) is a curly script also made in 2008. Navaja (2008) and Diad are collections of grunge fonts with grungy dingbats. Lucrecia 1 through 3 (2008) is a fat connected script family ranging from clean to splattered.
Telesforo (2008) radiates anger from its brushy grungy limbs. Telesforo Black won an award at Tiupos Latinos 2012. Ninja 1 and Ninja 2 (2008) are script fonts, and are accompanied by Ninja Dingbats (2008). Dsnet (2008) is a 6-style bare-bones rounded squarish family. Flaminia and Flaminia Dingbats (2008) are useful for food-related signage. Modelia (2008) is thick, informal, and looks like it was brushdrawn. Modelia won an award at Tipos Latinos 2010. Filomena (2008) is a brush family with a goth theme and an accompanying goth dingbats. Obdulia (2008) and Floro (2008) are extreme mural grunge fonts. Marimonda (2009) is grunge calligraphy.
Typefaces from 2012: Demetria (a hellish script), Ciclope (army stencil), Meteora (a sturdy weathered family), Kamuy (a grunge typeface, with dingbats, that links to Asian comic style lettering, and Japan in the Pacific War), Naturalia (an informal sans family).
In 2013, he made Gluten (a poster typeface family), Bengala Script (a distant relative of Mistral), Chef Script (a large signage script influenced by Ross F. George's Speedball lettering manual (1957)), Chef Script Dingbats (hilarious restaurant dings and fists), Sumergible Script.
Typefaces from 2014: Citronela (cartoon or Caribbean hotel signage font family), Bemol (a set of script fonts in craftsman style), Nemocon (creamy script), Acustica (a calligraphic Acustica Script, with didone Acustica Caps, and a decorative Acustica Dingbats), Cereal (+ Script (a vampire script), Skin and Dingbats).
Colombian graphic and type designer, b. Cali, 1976. He has an undergraduate degree from Instituto Departamental de Bellas Artes in Cali (1996-2001), and Masters degrees in corporate identity (from ELISAVA in Barcelona, 2006-2007) and in type design (from IED in Madrid, 2012).
Andres Moreno Walter
(Colombian?) creator of Esteban (2012, Google Web Fonts). She explains this text typeface as follows: One of the most important features of Esteban is its stroke, that loses or gains weight in the stems. This feature was defined from the manuscripts of Jorge Alfredo Díaz Esteban, a writer who used a tool that can generate modulated strokes. This means the stroke width varies due to the pressure of the pen on the paper, and this quality allows the font to have a presence on the page that makes texts more dynamic.
Ruluko (2012, Google Web Fonts) is a free typeface created by Ana Sanfelippo, A. Díaz and M. Hernández. Google: Ruluko is a typeface designed to aid those learning to read. The shapes you see are related to the handwriting typically used at schools in Argentina. The concept is that those who have learned to read this handwriting style may recognise this type style more easily than other typefaces often used in this context. But as a warm and stylish sans serif text type, you may use Ruluko for any purpose. Ruluko won an award in the text category at Tipos Latinos 2012. [Google] [More] ⦿
Calderon Estudio Type Foundry
Felipe Calderón Arteaga is a graduate of the Academy of Professional Drawing Cali, Colombia, who runs Calderon Design and Calderon Estudio Type Foundry. As an illustrator, calligrapher and graphic designer based in Cali, he won an award in the display type category at Tipos Latinos 2012 for Letrista Script (a signage script).
Camilo Alzate is from Medellin, Colombia. In 2012, he graduated from the type design program at FADU UBA (University of Buenos Aires), where his graduation work consisted of the informal typeface Sabrosa (2012).
In 2013, he created the warm text typeface Colemica.
Bogota, Colombia-based designer who was inspired by Japanese robots (mechas) like Mazinger and Jeeg Robot when he created the octagonal techno typeface Getter (2014) advertized as Bogotá cyberpunk. [Google] [More] ⦿
Bogota, Colombia-based typographer and type designer who created these typefaces in 2013: Sofona T, Sofona 3 (elliptical sans), Magica (display sans), Eclipta (squarish face). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Carlos Fabián Camargo Guerrero
Venezuelan graphic and type designer (b. San Cristóbal, Estado Táchira, Venezuela, 1977). He studied Graphic Design between 1995 and 1998 in the Instituto Universitario de Tecnología Antonio José de Sucre (IUTAJS) Extensión Mérida, Venezuela. He runs the design studio Andinistas in Bogotá, Colombia, which he set up in 1998 with a few others. Creator of the beautiful typeface Cazon (1999-2007, a grunge script in 7 styles that includes Gris, Negra, Uno, Dos, Tres, Dingbats A and B) and of Escuadra (2003), Biologia (2003), Denedo (2003; the discussion by typophiles centers around how interesting this 3d font is experimentally---a bit like the type version of M.C. Escher's drawings, full of impossibilities), Modelia (2006), Nikona and Nikona Dual (2006, octagonal, with Rafael Rincón), Avecedario, Btamax (1999-2008, comic book style and grunge), Día D, Nativa, Codiga Icons (dingbats), Codiga (1999-2007, an 8-style octagonal family including Codiga Stencil and Codiga Dingbats), Codiga Pura (octagonal face), Pepelepu, Gancho petare, Guerrilla, and Hirofórmica (grunge). His calligraphic script family Panamericana (2007) comes in many grungy and experimental flavors: Blanca, Gris, Negra, Uno, Dos, Tres, Cuatro, Cinco, Seis and Dingbats. With María Angélica Estrada Cano, he designed the hand-drawn font families Makika (2007) and Lita (2007; in five styles---Gris, Negra, Humo, Molis, and Dingbats). His blog. In the area of combat-ready explosion-inspired letters and dingbats, check his eight-weight family Hiroformica (2007, Andinistas; for a free version, see DaFont). In 2007, he created the calligraphic grunge family Rosadelia, and the grunge lettering and crow dingbats family Gancho Petare. In 2008, he published Heleodora (beautiful scratchy hand), Magola (Negra, Supra Negra and Stencil), Navaja 1 through 4 (a collection of grunge fonts with grungy dingbats), Lucrecia 1 through 3 (a fat connected script family ranging from clean to splattered), Pomarosa (irregular hand) and Pomarosa Dingbats, Bochalema (+Dingbats, a comic book family), and Alcira 1 through 3 (nice scribbly grunge scripts).
Medellin, Colombia-based designer (b. 1972) who graduated from UPB University in 1998. Creator of the free hand-printed typefaces Astrid (2012), Yelly (2006), Margorosa (2006), Luna (2006), Lush (2006), and CaroHand (2012).
She started selling her own fonts in 2013. Commercial, mostly hand-drawn, typefaces from 2014 include Grilled Font, Roman Classic, Kimble, Doggie Bold, Doggie, Yuju, First Step, Farmer, Nigel, Lola, Barrel and Enjoy. Typefaces from 2013: Freelast, Heats Dingbats, Fresh Regular, Chispa, Freshitalic, Cristian, Chains Condensed, Melisa, Chains, Paty, Slim, Miranda, Tiny Script, Snow, Second Chance, Simplecaps.
Typefaces from 2015: Afinity (brushed typeface), Quakes, Dalina Script, Bonita, Caro Thin, Great Font, Fini Font, Grilled Ornaments, Finetrace (architectural style alphabet).
During her studies at Universidad de los Andes in Bogota, Colombia, Carolina Parra Sanchez designed the hand-crafted typefaces Miroir Brisé (2015) and Orfeo (2015), both based on the famous movie by Jean Cocteau. [Google] [More] ⦿
Manuel Eduardo Corradine Mora was born in Bogotá in 1973. He graduated from the School of Graphic Design of the National University of Colombia in 1996, and became a graphic designer. He started by custom-designing fonts and by making typefaces for his own company, Casa Papelera El Cedro (The Cedar Papermaking House), for printing invitation cards. With other designers like Carlos Fabián Camargo, John Vargas and César Puertas he formed Tipográfico in 2007 to strengthen the type discipline in Colombia. Corradine Fonts is Manuel Corradine's own foundry in Bogotá, Colombia, founded in 2006. Today, he is one of Colombia's principal type designers. He also teaches at Universidad Piloto de Colombia in Bogota.
Fonts from 2007: Kidwriting (a family which includes Kidwriting Dingbats 1 and 2), Garabata (a fantastic handwriting face), Garabata Dingbats, Hexagona Digital, Quadrat (grunge), Quadrat Old (grunge), Quadrat Dirty (grunge), Quadrat Broken, Quadrat Ugly, Neogot (experimental, 8 styles).
Fonts from 2008: Mucura (handwriting), Prissa (handwriting), Salpicon (a script), Cuento Serif (a bouncy hand-printed family), Memoria (brush script), Charco, Happy Day (comic book family with Happy Day Dingbats), Espectro (a swinging script with swashes and a Dingbats style), Furia (handwriting), Candelaria (based on house signs in the La Candelaria neighborhood of Bogotá), Old Village (1600's style), Old Village Ornaments, Rapidda (a successful simulation of quick handwriting), Hueca (an outline children's script), Antigua (an old swashbuckler family), Colegial (a great-looking hand script), Pincel (a fantastic paint brush family with accompanying splatter dingbats), Trazo (Corradine's handwriting), Arcos (a techno family), Caveman (a primitive stone-look type family), Rumba (two styles; an elegant flowing brush script), Parche (graffiti family), Elegance Monoline (a greeting card script typeface that won an award at Tipos Latinos 2008), Abuelito (script).
Fonts from 2009: Helga (flowing script), Mussica (+Swash, +Antiqued, a delicate Victorian face), Guarapo (hand-printed), Toxic (futuristic stencil), Emotion (comic book face), Bloque 3D, Rock and Cola, Betco's Hand, Telefante (comic book family), Nancy's Hand (more comic book hand-printing), Alambre (multiline/paperclip), Sensual (calligraphic hand), Zape (in the style of Tekton), Antrax Tech (grunge), Masato (handwriting), Hu Kou (oriental simulation).
Fonts from 2012: Tecna (a techno family codesigned with Sergio Ramirez), Neuron (a fantastic 16-style rounded elliptical sans family created together with Sergio Ramirez), Bucanera Soft (blackletter), Bucanera Antiqued (grungy blackletter), Official (a simple monoline sans family), Almibar (a connected calligraphic Spencerian script), Eterea (a roman all-caps family), Eterea LC (the lower case set), Canciller (an italic roman, done with Sergio Ramirez), Quarzo (2012, a formal copperplate script done with Sergio Ramirez).
Typefaces from 2013: Neuron Angled (still with Sergio Ramirez), Alianza Slab (a great-looking slab family), Alianza Italic and Alianza Script (a packaging font), all made jointly by Manuel Eduardo Corradine and Sergio Ramirez.
Typefaces from 2014: Whisky (a large blackletter family with inlines and fills for layering co-designed with Sergio Ramirez; related to German expressionism, it won an award at Tipos Latinos 2016), Whisky Italics, Beauty Script (with Juan Sebastian Rincon), Emblema and Emblema Headline (tall-legged art deco sans family by Duvan Cardenas), Wild Pen (a 1200-glyph set of typefaces that can be used to simulate handwriting thanks to smart replacements in Opentype), Sinffonia (a thin informal typeface with oodles of choices for swashes).
Daniel Cantor Triana
Based in Cali, Colombia, Daniel Duran Martinez created the art deco typeface Chrysler in 2013. It was inspired by the architecture of the Chrysler building. He also made the hand-printed Inquisitor font (2013). [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer in Medellin, Colombia. For the Panamanian design agency Atomo, he created a connect-the-dots logotype called Atomo (2013). Vinnie Six Rounds (2013) is a Western typeface based on the movie Pulp Fiction. It was co-designed with Pedro Javier Arbelaez and Jorge Arias Flores. With Julian Betancur Mira, he co-designed the tattoo font Sailor Jerry (2013). [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer and art director in Bogotá, Colombia. His typeface Desf (2011) is completely based on a grid and compass construction. It is a funky display typeface designed for advertisements or labels.
David Fernando Espinosa Martínez
Proofreader and book designer from Bogotá, Colombia. He has a degree in Social Communication from Universidad Javeriana and a MA in Theory&History of Typography&Graphic Communication from the University of Reading. Furthermore, he is s"Creative Director at Página Maestra Editores. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Medellin, Colombia. Together with Catalina Bustamante and Maria Luisa Arias, he created a stencil typeface called Fortune (2013).
Bogota, Colombia-based designer (b. 1991) of the script typeface Baldo (2012).
Colombian type designer who created the gorgeous tall-legged art deco typefaces Emblema (2014) and Emblema Headline (2014, Corradine Fonts). The latter 52-style typeface family can be layered. Creative Market link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Estudio Arellano Type Foundry
Fernando Forero Foundry
Fernando Forero (b. 1978, Tunja) ran EisartGraphic.com together with Weronika Kwiatkowska, and moved from Bogota to Kalisz, Wielkopolska, Poland, where he started Fernando Forero Foundry. He is now located in Warsaw, where he works as a graphic and type designer and illustrator.
Designer of Ishia Antiqua (2013, a cursive hand), Urbania (2013, a dusty face), Ilex (2012, hand-printed), Baltan (2012, a calligraphic script), Old Stamps (2011, scanbats), Boys and Girls (2011, dingbats), Aliovha (2011, a monoline elliptical sans), Old Nyleshina or Old Nyleshna (2010, roughened calligraphy), Vexa (2010, grunge), Ornamentus (2010, an interesting modular ornamental face), Melonella (2010, a medieval script), Cioran (2010, aged letters), Ornalia (2010), Selbst (2010, hand-printed caps), Nugg (2010, grungy), Feeda (2010, a curly face), Intuitiva (2010, grungy), Czarnulka (2010, script), Khamus (an earthy calligraphic face) and Últimos Ritos (a hybridization between the forms of the Cyrillic and Roman characters), two typefaces that won awards at Tipos Latinos 2008. He also made the grungy Refaxed (2008) and Efficient Fax Font (2010), and the experimental Aleah (2010) and Ovhol (2010).
In 2014, Forero published the grungy letterpress emulation font family Asfalto.
Viviana Monsalve (FontFuror) is a Colombian type designer located in Bogota. Award winner at Tipos Latinos 2010 for her text typeface Enriqueta Book (with Gustavo J. Ibarra: a serif typeface designed to meet the technical demands of silkscreen printing). At FADU-UBA, where she studied, her graduation typeface was called Magra, a sans serif typeface designed for contexts in which both spatial economy and multiple composition styles are required.
G3 Typefaces (or: TechFonts LatAm)
Yun Gonzalez (b. 1990; aka GrooveThree Typefaces and as G3 Typefaces and as TechFussion) is the designer in Bogota, Colombia, of the free techno typefaces Elegan Tech (2010), Ponderatta (2010), Inspyratta (2010), Ynnovatta (2010) and Curvature XD (2010).
In 2011, he made Anklada (an avant-garde sans), Groove Next (sans) and Revo (sans).
In 2012, he designed Revofit by Drakoheart (+Solid, 2014), Bookietastic, Stylatta, RevoPop, Straightforward, Bogotana (an informal sans family), Drakoheart Leiend, Konztante (a clean sans), Digicity, Typomoderno (squarish and modular), and V-Zel.
Bucaramanga, Colombia-based graphic designer (b. Santander) who graduated from Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano in Bogota in 1993, and now runs a studio in Bucaramanga. He also teaches at Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana Seccional Bucaramanga.
Creator of Arko (2006), Mandela (counterless typeface), Nobde (2005), Mandela (2013), a dark counterless typeface. In 2014, he designed the heavy octagonal stencil typeface Arsan. In 2016, he published the techno poster typeface Magdalena and the experimental stick typeface Festis.
Aka YoBa, located in Bucaramanga, Colombia, and born in San Gil Santander in 1993. Designer of the art deco compass-and-ruler typeface One Font (2014), and the rounded organic Grain Font (2014). [Google] [More] ⦿
Illustrator and typographer in Cali, Colombia. Blog. He designed St3ak (2014) and a fresh display caps typeface called Zinuu (2011) that marries three concepts, the spiral, dots, and paperclips. Idiky (2011) is a hübsch poster face.
Born in Bogota, Colombia, Gustavo Hernandez now works as a graphic designer in Toronto. During his studies at OCAD University in Toronto, he created the typeface Bacatá (2012), which is named after the original name for Bogotá. [Google] [More] ⦿
Ricardo Arley Patiño\0Peña (iAgency, Medellin, Colombia) is the creator (b. 1985) of the free techno font family Patinio (2012), which has styles called Basica, Futura, Rotulo, Neue, Creamy, Graffiti, Contexto, JECR (2012, techno family), Patinio Ricardo (2012), Patinio Gothic (2012, tattoo face), and Iagen.
Colombian type and graphic designer (b. 1974), who graduated from Universidad Nacional de Colombia (1997). Co-founder of ADG Colombia (Colombian Association of Graphic Designers). He was studying for a Postgraduate degree in Type Design at UBA (Universidad de Buenos Aries) in Argentina. He currently lives in Argentina.
Designer of the minimalist rounded display typeface Conectiva (1998), the informal signage script Salsa (2011, inspired by the old LP album covers from the 1970s), the retro comic book typeface Boogaloo (2010, free at Google Web Fonts), and the early 20th century-look face Cambalache (2008-2011). Creator with Nicolás Silva Schwarzenberg of the free upright italic sans typeface Convergence (2011, Google Web Fonts).
In 2012, Macondo---which was started in 1997---was published at Google Web Fonts, together with Macondo Swash Caps. John writes about this art nouveau pair: The forms are inspired by some illustrations created for a tarot card game, itself inspired by the work of Colombian literature Nobel prize winning author, Gabriel García Márquez, Cien Años de Soledad. Macondo won an award in the display type category at Tipos Latinos 2012.
Still in 2012, he published Germania One at Google Web Fonts---an angular typeface that is a hybrid between blackletter and sans serif, and looks like the signage on many German pubs. Cygnus (2012) is a futuristic typeface. Dulcinea Serif (2012) is an uncial typeface. Cabriolet (2012) is the standard Detroit car emblem type used on cars in the 1950s and 1960s.
In 2013, John Vargas Beltran created the fifties automobile or diner script Cabriolet V8.
In 2014, he returned to African themes, perhaps jarred by the death of Nelson Mandela. His first typeface of the year is Kalimba (named after an African percussion instrument), which comes in several textured styles called Masai, Kingombo and Nenyanga. Guadalupana (2014) is based on bronze ecclesiastical letters found in the the Virgin Guadalupe basilica in Mexico, designed in 1976 by Pedro Ramirez Vazquez. Tequendama is a squarish inline typeface that is rooted in pre-Columbian pre-hispanic Muisca tribal art.
Typefaces from 2015: (a typeface family influenced by pre-Columbian pre-hispanic Muisca tribal art), Caminito (a layered steamboat family of typefaces based on the Fileteado Porteño art style in Argentina, as practiced today, e.g., by Alfredo Genovese).
Typefaces from 2016: Expreso (a layered typeface family based on squarish retro urban lettering).
Graphic designer in Itagui, Colombia, who studied at Universidad Jose Maria Vargas. He designed the decorative caps typeface Louis Comfort Tiffany (2015), which is named after the famous American industrial designer. [Google] [More] ⦿
Nicolás Silva was born in Mérida, a city in the Andes Mountains of Venezuela, where he studied graphic design at the University of the Andes. After completing his studies, he moved to Caracas to work in an advertising agency (JWT) as an art director. He later moved to Buenos Aires, where he completed a post-graduate certificate in Typeface Design at the University of Buenos Aires. He has been working in that city since 2009, first in a graphic production studio (Pool cp) and then in an animation studio (Gizmo). He is currently working at the design studio Fontana Diseño. Behance link. His typefaces:
Medellín, Colmobia-based designer (b. 1975) of Dawn of Mellido (2006) and of the uncial/blackletter typeface Mellogothic.
Born in 1985, and located in Medellin, Colombia, this designer (aka The Recon Legend) created the signage typeface Exito Free Hand (2009), and the experimental FabianEstem (2009). Dafont page. Fontsy link. Another Dafont page. [Google] [More] ⦿
Juan Guillermo Navarro Barrios
Graphic designer from Bogota, Colombia, who is based in Barcelona. At Eina in Barcelona in 2016, he designed the crisp didone-inspired text typeface Sabores. Unlike Didot or Bodoni, Sabores has no ball terminals, only axe-like serifs giving it a cruel look. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Bogota, Colombia, who created the angular and rhythmic typeface Geoesica (2015), which is designed by taking inspiration from trigonometric waveforms. It is intended for use in mathematical and scientific publications. Unrelated to this type design contribution are his wonderful illustrations for the children's book Pie de Palo (2015). Bufalino (2015), which was designed with Cesar Puertas, won an award at Tipos Latinos 2016. [Google] [More] ⦿
Or Juan Sebastian Rincon Redondo. Bogota, Colombia-based designer of the (very beautiful) Dutch krul letter font Morgan (2014). He also creates wonderful calligraphic lettering pieces. In 2014, he codesigned Beauty Script with Manuel Corradine. His titling typeface Alexandria Script (2015) Abelina won an award at Tipos Latinos 2016. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer who is at the Universidad de los Andes in Bogota, Colombia. In 2013, he created an unfonted alphabet, Cicatriz Eterna, to remember the massacre of Salado committed by the Colombian army.
During her graphic design studies in 2014, Juanita Henao (Medellin, Colombia) created the octagonal typeface Knout Slab, which was inspired by movies such as THX1138, Fahrenheit 451 and 1984. [Google] [More] ⦿
Julian Bolivar Guti is a video game developer in Cali, Colombia. He designed the angular techno typeface Yamaha (2014), which is based on the Yamaha YZF R6 motorcycle and evokes speed. [Google] [More] ⦿
Typographer from Bogota, Colombia. He uses textures in his posters. The texture of clothing inspired him to create an experimental alphabet in 2010. Alternate URL. Here and here are other experimental alphabets. [Google] [More] ⦿
Colombian type designer. Graduate of the University of Reading in 2011. He writes about his lively graduation typeface Lemona (2011), which covers Latin and Greek: Lemona, an army of absurdities and monstrosities, is a subjective interpretation and exploration of the proportions and conventions of classic typography. Giving each character a secret potion containing ingredients of the freaky and deformed, the classic, and the contemporary, the serious, and the sweet. Lemona is a kind monster coming to stage stories in a rather strange, but always friendly and lively manner.
I cannot put my finger on it, but this is a bright and shiny baby, sure to be a soulful award winner in the next couple of years.
During her visual communication studies in Cali, Colombia, Julia Martinez Medina created the hybrid font Kriva (2012), based on a cross of American Typewriter and Gotham. She also made the tape-themed typeface Emburuje (2012). [Google] [More] ⦿
Karol Giraldo (b. 1985, Colombia), aka Karito, lives in Cali. She designed the beautiful rounded caps typeface Summer of Love in 2013 for which she drew inspiration from the hippie movement. [Google] [More] ⦿
Cali, Colombia-based designer of the experimental typeface Nordic (2016), which recombines pieces of glyphs from various fonts. She also designed the spring-themed all caps typeface acolchada (2016). [Google] [More] ⦿
Cali, Colombia-based designer of Etnia (2016), a free decorative typeface based on symbols used by indiginous people in the Americas. Etnia was a school project at Universidad del Valle. [Google] [More] ⦿
Based in Bogota, Colombia, Liliana Mancera created Minimalismo (2015). It is unclear to me whether she designed that sans typeface herself, or whether she is referring to just a typographic composition. [Google] [More] ⦿
Luis Jaramillo (LJ Design Studios, Monteria, Colombia; b. 1993) created these free typefaces in 2014: AGreaterFoundation-Bold, Capella-Century, CapellaRockIII-Bold, Decasmini, Dolgan, LJStudiosGF, LuisSmartTX-Bold, Melinett1, Parallels, ThePowerlessRise, WallIT-Bold. In 2015, he made the decorative connect-the-dots caps typeface Night of Music, the great slab serif titling typeface Inicio and the extremely tall x-height logotype Lidea National Fontype, the alchemic occult typeface Zilap Geometrik, the sans typeface Fina, and the headline / poster sans family Silver (Regular, Forte, Grunge). The current list of fonts: AoceanbetweenUS, AGreaterFoundation-Bold, AJourney, AnewHeardDecorative, AsILayDyingLogoFont, Beforeandafther-Bold, Blade, CapellaRockIII-Bold, Capella-Century, CapellaRock-LJDesignStudios-Bold, CapellaRockIII-Bold, Condemnedtoyourlove, DZTypography-Zilap-Bold, DZTypography-Zilap, Darkpast, Decas-Bold, DecasII, Decasmini, Dolgan, EarthDry (2014, glaz krak font), Fina (thin sans logotype), Forsaken, Lacalle6, IS-BoldItalic, IS-Bold, IS-Italic, IS-Thin, IS, Logo, LJPromiseDarck, LJStudiosMB, LJStudiosMFJH, LJStudiosMNS, LJStudiosMNS2, LJStudiosMonitorIS-MAYUS, LJStudiosMonitorIS-MAYUSMinus, Leven, Leven, Leven, LordZeDD-LJStudios, LordZeDD3-Bold, LorenaGalarcio, LorenaGalarcio, LorettoGrafic-Bold, LorettoGrafic-Italic, LuisSmartTX-Bold, LuisSmatTXNormal-Bold, MarlenThePonderosa, MeliVargas, Melinett1, Melinett2, Melinett3, MyBrush, NeoLR, NovedosaStick-Italic, Overcome, Parallels, ParalyzedSkyandMoon-LJ-designStudios-Grunge, PenetrationOut-Deformed, PenetrationOut-Grunge, Pequeita, Pizcas, PowerDark-Bold, ShadowsofSecurity, SilverDust, SilverForteGrunge-Grunge, SilverForte, Sincedust, TRG-Zilap, TheSoundofTruth-Grunge, TheSoundofTruth-smooth, ThePowerlessRise, ThroughStruggle, WallIT, WritingMemories, ZILAPGEOMETRIK, ZulmCool, redout, thedark, withindestruction.
Typefaces from 2016: The Frontman (free), Primera (caps only sans), Zilap Oriental (oriental simulation typeface).
Based in Medellin, Colombia, Lola Naranjo designed the ribbon typeface Serilla and the multilined Mayatype in 2013. She also has great typographic posters, such as one called In The Frenetic City (2013).
Bogota, Colombia-based foundry of Santiago Silva, b. 1967, Guacamayas. MyFonts link. Fonts by Silva include Malebu (2010), Motavita Poster (2010, a flared rounded display face) and Michua (2010, a formal sans, done with Manuel Leonardo Mendez).
Manuel Eduardo Corradine
Colombian designer (b. 1987, Medellin) who co-founded the Spanish typefoundry Comando Cran with fellow graduates of the IED (Instituto Europeo di Design Madrid), class of 2012. Before that, she graduated in 2011 from the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana.
María Angélica Estrada Cano
Bogotá, Colombia-based foundry, est. 2009, by María Angélica Estrada Cano, who is a Colombian design director, b. Bogotá, 1979. She studied architecture between 1998 and 2004 in Javeriana University, Bogotá, Colombia.
Her fonts include Bolita 1 and 2 (2009, playful), Bolita Dingbats (2009, mostly ghosts), Margara (2009, rounded hand-printed comic book style) and Makika (2006-2007, a brush handwriting typeface by Maria Angelica Estrada Cano and Fabian Camargo Guerrero that includes Makika Gris, Negra and Super Negra as well as some dingbats). Lita (2006-2009) is another brushy signage typeface codesigned by Maria Angelica Estrada Cano and Fabian Camargo Guerrero.
During her design studies in Cali, Colombia, Maria-Angelica Cuadros created the octagonal typeace Tejido (2013) and the curly poster typeface Pacheco (2013, a combination of Broadway and Psuedo Saudi). [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer in Medellin, Colombia, who studied typography at the University of Barcelona. Behance link.
Graphic designer in Popayan, Colombia, who created the all caps sans typeface family Green Font in 2015. Earlier, he spent some time in madrid, and created the modular typeface Raices (2012). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Medellin, Colombia-based graphic designer, b. 1986, who created the art deco fat typeface Exus Pilot (2009). Mauro says that in 2007, he started from the font Nokianvirallinenkirjasin by Vektorointi Lauri Alkus, changed a few glyphs, and in 2008 renamed it Jacinto Sans.
Bogota, Colombia-based designer of the decorative typeface Meatype (2015), or Carnica (2016). He also created the blackletter Caligrafia Gotica No 1 (2015). Behance link. Another Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Bogota, Colombia-based type designer who created the basic sans family Ortodoxa (2014), the modular typeface Hemiciclo (2013) and the hairline typeface Flexline (2013, a font that can be boldened by its own stroke). The foundry, Monograma, is located in Bogota and was founded in 2012 by Federico Parra and Tatiana Gomez.
The round sans serif Rotokas (2013) performs well in general, while its motivation is unique: Rotokas is a sans serif typography. It is probably the first font designed exclusively to type Rotokas language. Spoken by Bougainville islanders (Papua New Guinea), Rotokas has the world's smallest alphabet consisting of only twelve Latin letters.
In 2015, Parra set up Typelapse.
Based in Bogot&aacuta;, Colombia, Muykyta is an independent digital type design firm created by Santiago Silva in 2012. Their typefaces include Tithua (2012), Malebu (2010), Michua (2010) and Motavita (2010).
Daniel Cantor Triana (aka Nerve) runs his own studio in Bogota, Colombia. He created the rounded octagonal typeface family Artificia (2013) and the extreme didone poster typeface Shibuya Grotesk (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Typefaces from 2014: Groteskia, Enfatica (squarish, modular).
Typefaces from 2015: Daggersquare (a formidable squarish techno sans).
Bogota, Columbia-based artist, b. 1985. Home page. Creator of the grunge typeface Draconian Microliner (2010), of Draconian Mechanical Pencil (2010), and of the grungy typewriter typeface Draconian Typewriter (2010).
In 2013, he created the pixel typefaces Draconian Pixels (Minimal, Regular).
Graphic designer in Bogota, Colombia, who created the fat art deco headline typeface DC (2012).
Andres Moreno Walter (Nimo Visual, Bogota, Colombia) created the free monoline avant-garde geometric sans typeface Time Burner (2012), the thin modular typeface Trench (2013), the counterless Diskopia (2013), the display typeface Breve SC (2014), and the sci-fi typefaces Moonhouse (2013), Breve SC (2014), Krunch (2014), Quango (2015, a free organic font), Superfruit (2015), Worm Box (2015, squarish and techno), Monopoly (2015: a clean sans), Neonclipper (2016: a free neon light font family), Quesha (2016), and Clearlight (2016).
Nach Oh (Oh Type) is a type designer and illustrator in Medellin, Colombia. Nach's real name is Hernan Toro (b. 1986, Copenhagen, Denmark), according to one page. On another page, Nach Oh seems to be a woman. Let's call him/her Hernan.
Hernan's typefaces include NOH Squadra (2014, a poster typeface with calligraphic elements), Spina (2013, a spurred tattoo script), Green Raven (2011), Railham GW (a slab serif inspired by railraod tracks), NOh Green Raven (2013), and Carbone (2013, techno, advertised as a mafia font).
In 2014, he designed False Widow.
In 2015, (s)he made the free Western inline typeface Rancho.
Colombian designer (b. 1983) of Cartoonero (2015, comic book font), Chum-Chum (2015, fat rounded poster typeface), Rhino (2015, hand-crafted), Funnier (2015), Alagunna (2015, connected script), Creepy Circus (2014), Bad Luck (2014, paper cut font), Gonza (2014, fat finger font), Chanda Feliz (2014, caps only comic book typeface), Sin Gracia (2014), Caricaturista (2014, a comic book font), Oh January (2014, hand-printed), Mr Mogollon (2013, hand-drawn) and Digital Kid (2013, dadaist).
Graphic designer in Bogota, Colombia, whose work frequently involves calligraphy and type design. In 2015, he created the techno typeface Metrica. Also in 2015, together with Michelle Castillo, he created a proposal wayfinding and icon set for the Universidad Piloto de Colombia. [Google] [More] ⦿
Oscar Fernando Guerrero Cañizares
East Boston, MA-based designer (b. Colombia) of the free black metal band typeface Black Drops (2014), which was developed during his studies at Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, MA. [Google] [More] ⦿
Creative Director in Caracas, Venezuela where he works for a Trade Marketing company called Nexus. He was born in 1973 in Cúcuta, Norte de Santander, Colombia, and is a type designer at the Colombian foundry Andinistas. He codesigned the octagonal typefaces Nikona and Nikona Dual with Carlos Fabián Camargo in 2006: X1 (+Negra), X2 (+Gris), X3 (+Blanca), Stencil (+Dingbats). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Rafael Sánchez Sánchez
Ricardo Arley Patiño Peña
Graphic designer in Medellin, Colombia. In 2015, he created the squarish typeface family Quechua, which was created as a logotype and identity for the Imanay project and was inspired by Precolombian art. [Google] [More] ⦿
Bogota, Colombia-based creator of the free headline sans typeface Vim SM (2013).
Sardiez is a foundry located in Medellín, Colombia, and is run by Sergio Ramírez (b. 1988). He created the ornamental stencil typeface Sra. Stencil (2008), which was inspired by Colombian colonial times. His typeface Sister won an award at Tipos Latinos 2008 in the non-text typeface category. Trochera (2009) is a Tuscan face. Systopie (2010) is a techno family.
Codesigner with Manuel Ernesto Corradine of Canciller (2012), an italic roman script.
At Tipos Latinos 2012, Sergio Ramírez won awards for the following typefaces: Papermov (in the text category), Panclasta (in the display category: co-designed with Carlos Fabian Guerrero), and Tepu (in the miscellaneous category).
Neuron (2012) is a fantastic 16-style rounded elliptical sans family created together with Manuel Eduardo Corradine over at Corradine Fonts. Tecna (2012) is an 8-style techno sans family also done with Manuel Eduardo Corradine over at Corradine Fonts. Quarzo (2012, with Corradine as well) is a formal copperplate script.
In 2013, together with Manuel Eduardo Corradine at Corradine Fonts, he created Neuron Angled, Alianza Script (a packaging script), Alianza Italic and Alianza Slab (a good-looking slab family). Mayonez (2013, Sergio Ramirez) is a friendly elliptical text typeface for Latin and Cyrillic.
Graphic and web designer in Orlando, FL, b. 1995, who created an untitled shadow typeface in 2012 during his studies at Valencia College. He seems to be located in Cali, Colombia. At least, the Sebastian Mejia in Cali designed the decorative typeface Inspira (2014).
Graphic designer in Bogota, Colombia, who operates as Ink Sega. Creator of the multilined neon light-inspired art deco typeface PhotoCab (2014).
Sergio Ramírez Llamas
In 2014, he set up Sumotype Foundry in Bogota, Colombia. The Sumotype fonts include Proyecta (2014: a great wedge-serifed ultra-fat stencil typeface), Septima (2014, sans family for urban signage), Epica (2014 release: this typeface won an award at Tipos Latinos 2014), Farma (2014, a roundish headline sans), Republica del Diseño (2014, stencil), Moira (2014).
Typefaces from 2015: Babar (an inspiring heavy poster typeface also headed for stardom).
Typefaces from 2016: Pacha (free square-shaped tribal typeface with plenty of ligatures).
Colombian graphic designer. Creator of GrandGibson (2014), American Handmade (2014), a hand-drawn spurred vintage font that could be used for tattoos and vintage signage, New Yorker Handmade, Victory & Glory TP (2014, a spurred Victorian signage typeface), Gilmost Mills TP (2014), and Eighty One (2014, a Victorian typeface). [Google] [More] ⦿
Colombian type cartel consisting of Manuel Eduardo Corradine, Carlos Fabián Camargo, John Vargas and César Puertas. The site is run as a blog and has several type education videos. In Spanish. Alternate URL. [Google] [More] ⦿
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 designed these typefaces:
He says that his inspiration comes from the female form, which always has been associated with classic typography.
As the result of work done at MassArt, Sebastian Yepes's Typespecimen App allows users to explore similar typefaces and zoom in on a typeface for a specific project.
Sebastian Yepes is a graphic design student at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. He received his previous college education at the University of Caldas, in Manizales, Colombia, where he is from. Yepes is currently working as a Graphic Artist for the organic foods retailer Whole Foods Market in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. Sebastian Yepes: Home page. [Google] [More] ⦿
Web page by Colombian designer Germán Olaya (b. Bogotá), started in 1998. Most fonts are in the "psychological damage" category, and great graphic design examples accompany each typeface.
Free fonts: RODRIGO (2009), Iconos Skate (2009, dingbats), Oil, Esso, Radar (designed by Juan Chona), Fango (grunge), Maldita, Diomedez (great!), Tokio Hotel (1998, grunge), Tablhoide, Ultra, Undo 35, Kab, Gim (very useful irregular handwriting), Yexivela (designed by Ximena Velandia), and Uncle Typewriter (old typewriter font).
Money fonts: Santa (2009), Kab, Chato Band (2004), Luke (really crooked), Mosketa (pure grunge), BND, Soda, Fructosa (2007, grunge), Fashyon (calligraphic grunge), Foodshow, Kab.
Cesar Puertas is the Bogotá, Colombia-based designer, who teaches typography at Jorge Tadeo Lozano University (2005-2007) and National University of Colombia (2009-). He is the co-founder of ADG Colombia (Colombian Association of Graphic Designers). He graduated from the National University of Colombia in 1999, and got an MA in Type and Media from KABK in 2009. He is currently associate professor at Universidad Nacional de Colombia and type designer at Typograma, his own design studio. His typefaces:
Puertas received many awards at Tipos Latinos 2012: Legitima Regular and Italica won in the text category; while Buendia and La Republica won in the typeface family category. La Republica also won an award at TDC 2012. Speaker at ATypI 2013 in Amsterdam: Algorithm for the assessment of text typefaces using design parameters.
Cristian Vargas (b. 1981) is a graphic designer and illustrator from Bogota, Colombia. Since 2004 he has been working on brand and identity projects for companies in Latin America and United States with his design studio Typozon, est. 2015. Cristian studied at the Cooper Union in New York in 2013. In the TypeMedia program at KABK in Den Haag, he designed Salvaje for his graduation in 2015.
Zilap (or: Mr. Zilap)
Juan Guillermo Navarro Barrios runs the design and illustration studio Zilap in Medellin, Colombia. In 2014, he created the hipster typeface Zilap Normal. In 2015, with the cooperation of LJ Design, he created the free futuristic typeface TRG Zilap and the alchemic occult typeface Zilap Geometrik. Zilap Tribu (2016) is an alchemic African tribal font, Zilap Oriental (2016) is an alchemic oriental simulation font, and Zilap Espacial (2016) is an alchemic space era font. [Google] [More] ⦿