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Colombian type design



[Cesar Puertas and Carlos Fabian Camargo Guerrero codesigned Bolívar in 2007, which is based upon the handwriting of El Libertador himself]

Luc Devroye
McGill University
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Alberto Miani

Art design student in Bogota, Colombia. He created the handsome tall condensed hand-drawn poster typeface Hello in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alejandra Hidalgo

Bogota, Colombia-based designer of Fragmenta (2014, sans typeface). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alejandra Rodriguez

Bogota, Colombia-based creator of Montaga (2012), a free font published at Google Web Fonts. Montaga is a roman font in the Trajan style, with a lower case added.

In 2014, she designed the grid-and-circle-based typeface Risk.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alejandra Wilches

Graphic designer in Bogota, Columbia, who created Minoria (2012, hexagonal).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alejandro Hoyos

During his studies in Medellin, Colombia, Alejandro Hoyos created the typeface Brush Type (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alejandro Monsalve

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]  ⦿

Alejo Velásquez

Medellin, Colombia-based designer of a multiline typeface in 2012.

In 2013, he added a paper-fold typeface. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alex Sarmiento

Illustrator and graphic designer in Colombia. Behance link.

He created these typefaces in 2012: Geometria Insolente, Nadaland, Apt. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alex Valencia Torres

Graphic designer and illustrator in El Cerrito, Colombia. Creator of Broken Circle Font (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aleyandrox

Type and graphic design company in Bogota, Colombia. Creators of the modular and rounded angular typeface Bagata (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andinistas
[Carlos Fabián Camargo Guerrero]

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).

Sonora won an award at Tipos Latinos 2014.

View the typefaces designed by Andinistas.

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

Andres Arturo Avila

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).

In 2012, he created the sans typeface Nerea (Comando Cran). This typeface was a school project at IED in Madrid. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andres Camilo Sanchez Moreno

Bogota, Colombia-based designer of an untitled ribbon typeface in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andres Felipe

Bogota, Colombia-based creator of the graffiti font Andone (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andres Felipe Buendia

Cali, Colombia-based creator of the partly dotted typeface Contin (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andres Hurtado

Designer in Cali, Colombia, of the experimental typeface Tipos Antiguos (2013) that was inspired by pre-Colombian art. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andres Moreno Walter
[Nima Visual]

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Andres Pachon

Graphic designer in Bogota, Colombia, who created the typeface Menu in 2014. Menu is a rounded informal and very "Latin" typeface. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Angela Sanchez

Bogota, Colombia-based designer of Origami Font (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Angelica Diaz

(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]  ⦿

Angelica Parra

Based in Bogota, Colombia, Angelica Parra designed the retro script typeface Grafa Script (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Angelica Villate Rodriguez

During her studies in Bogota, Columbia, Angelica Villate Rodriguez created the fat rounded poster typeface Funny Type (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Antony Rodriguez

Bogota, Colombia-based graphic designer who created the prismatic typeface Refrán (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Calderon Estudio Type Foundry
[Felipe Calderón]

Felipe Calderón Arteara 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).

In 2013, he designed the signage script typeface Tulipan, which comes with Broken Caps (+pro in 2014) and several sets of ornaments.

Typefaces from 2014: Risotto Script (a calligraphic signage script with slightly rough edges), Planet Express.

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

Camila Spindola

Based in Bogota, Colombia, Camila Spindola created the decorative bike-themed all caps typeface Bicidelia in 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Camilo Alzate Duque

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.

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

Camilo Cuartas

Bogota, Colmbia-based graphic designer who craeted the ornamental caps typeface Alfabelico (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Camilo Gutiérrez

Colombian designer of the (lower case only) Swiss sans typeface Crosslink (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Camilo Parodi

Creator of Kami-Geisha (2009, Fontcapture), a scanbat font with a geisha-themed human alphabet. Born in 1984, Camilo is based in Colombia. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Camilo Ruano

Colombian designer (b. 1981) of the children's book typeface Micolas (2013). Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Camilo Zamora Herrera

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]  ⦿

Carlos Andres Martinez

Colombian art student, b. 1987. Designer of the hand-printed font Karu (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Carlos Aranzazu

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 Elías Cabrices Herrera

Born in Caracas, carlos now lives in Bogota. He created these typefaces in 2012: Piscis (pixel face), Sprockets (a grunge face). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Carlos Fabián Camargo Guerrero
[Andinistas]

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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).

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

Carlos Fernandez

During his studies in Barranquilla, Colombia, Carlos Fernandez created the modular squarish typeface Kafr (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Carolina Consuegra

Bogota, Colombia-based designer of Stampino Script (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Carolina Mejia Villegas

Medellin, Colombia-based designer (b. 1972) of the free hand-printed typefaces Astrid (2012), Yelly (2006), Margorosa (2006), Luna (2006), Lush (2006), and CaroHand (2012).

At iFontMaker, she created the hand-printed typefaces Enjoy (2012, stencilish), Oats Bold (2012) and Oats.

She started selling her own fonts in 2013. Commercial, mostly hand-drawn, typefaces from 2014 include 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.

Fontspace link. Dafont link. Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Catalina Mazo Arango

Graphic designer in Medellin, Colombia. Creator of the fat monoline all caps sans typeface Plus (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

César Puertas
[Typograma]

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Claudia Sanchez

Claudia Sanchez (Santiago de Cali, Colombia) designed the Latin display typeface oddly named Cirilica (2012) and the experimental alphabet HiTu (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Corradine Fonts
[Manuel Eduardo Corradine]

Manuel Corradine 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 fgrom 2010: Miel (a curly script), Oferta (a signage script), Corradine Handwriting, Alberto (connected hand), Changua (hand-printed).

Fonts from 2011: Plebeya (2011, connected hand), Mimi's Hand Connected, Legendaria (an extensive connected calligraphic family).

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; related to German expressionism), Whisky Italics, Beauty Script (with Juan Sebastian Rincon), Emblema (tall-legged art deco sans family), 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).

Klingspor link. Behance link. Creative Market link. MyFonts link. Fontspring link. Font Squirrel link.

View Corradine's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Cristian Andre

Cristian and Andre (Bucaramanga, Colombia) codesigned the display typeface Vista (2013) with Carrillo Diaz. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cristian Andrés Martinez Soto

Born in 1990 in Colombia, Cristian Andrés Martinez Soto (CS Design) created CS Design Fabrice de Ideas (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cristian Camilo Otalvaro Lopez

Pereira, Colombia-based designer (b. 1993) of the modular typeface Riotun (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cristian Vargas
[Typozon]

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Daniel Cantor Triana
[Nerve]

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Daniel Duran Martinez

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]  ⦿

Daniel Herrera

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]  ⦿

Daniel Montes Gutierrez

Design student at Universidad Icesi in Cali, Colombia. Creator of the monoline techno typeface Miura Montes (2012), which was influenced by the style of the Lamborghini Miura. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daniela Buitrago

During her studies at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver, Daniela Buitrago (b. Bogota, Colombia) created a modular dot matrix alphabet (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Danny Gomez

Danny Gomez is from Medellin, Colombia. He created Eyeless D (2013), Yael D Book (2013) and Mattibold (2013, painted look). [Google] [More]  ⦿

David Espinosa

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.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

David Fernando Espinosa Martínez
[Type Sailor]

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Deyvi D. Villamil Rojas

Designer from Bogota, Colombia. He created a hexagonal grid-based typeface in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Diana Velasquez

Medellin, Colombia-based designer of an untitled poster typeface in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Diana Yineri Vergara Bolaños

Diana Yineri Vergara Bolaños (Bogota, Colombia) designed Waxfont (2013, a dripping blood typeface). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Diego Alberto Valencia

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]  ⦿

Diego Alejandro Hoyos Beltrán

Graphic designer in Medellin, Colombia. Together with Catalina Bustamante and Maria Luisa Arias, he created a stencil typeface called Fortune (2013).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Diego Olaya

Bogota, Colombia-based designer (b. 1991) of the script typeface Baldo (2012).

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Diego Segura

During his industrial design studies at the Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano de Bogota, Columbia, Diego Segura created the counterless modular typeface Proporcion (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Edgar Rozo

Illustrator in Bogota, Colombia. His Rock Al Parque typographic poster (2014) made me chuckle. [Google] [More]  ⦿

El Nacho

Medellin, Colombia-based designer of the techno typeface Green Raven (2011). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Enrique Arellano
[Estudio Arellano Type Foundry]

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Esteban Muñoz Sarmiento

Aka The Recon Legend, this Colombian designer created the tall typeface The Recon Legend (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Estudio Arellano Type Foundry
[Enrique Arellano]

Enrique Arellano (b. Colombia) runs Estudio Arellano Type Foundry in Mexico City. Behance link. Creator of Barata Display (2012, a free signage typeface).

In 2013, Arellano went commercial. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Federico Parra
[Monograma]

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Felipe Calderón
[Calderon Estudio Type Foundry]

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Felipe Gonzalez

Medellin-based designer of the blackletter swashbuckler typeface Merchantype (2012), just perfect for rum smugglers. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fernando Forero
[Fernando Forero Foundry]

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Fernando Forero Foundry
[Fernando Forero]

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 (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 face0, 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.

Devian tart link. Behance link. Another Behance link. Klingspor link. Old URL. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

FontFuror
[Viviana Monsalve]

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.

Some of her fonts appear as free Google Web fonts: Magra, Enriqueta.

Fontsquirrel link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Freddy Castaño

Manizales, Colombia-based creator of an untitled hexagonal caps typeface in 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fredy Alexander Mendoza Orjuela

Malaga, Colombia-based designer of Famo 487 (2014: a modular typeface). [Google] [More]  ⦿

G3 Typefaces (or: TechFonts LatAm)
[Yun Gonzalez]

Yun Gonzalez (b. 1990; aka GrooveThree Typefaces and as G3 Typefaces and as TechFussion) is the designer in Bogota, Colombia, of the free techno faces 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.

Typefaces from 2013, the year in which G3 became commercial: Drakalligro (+Sans, +Slab display types), Drakoheart Revofit (+Sans, +Serif).

Dafont link. Another Dafont link. Alternate URL. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Gabriel Buitrago

Bogota, Colombia-based designer of the minimalist deductive typeface Imagine (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Genesis Linares

During her graphic design studies in 2014, Genesis Linares (Caracas, Venezuela) created the decorative caps typeface Candy. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Germán Olaya
[[typo5]]

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German Dario

German Dario (Bogota, Colombia) designed the sans titling typeface Guanitrupi (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

German Jiménez Pinilla

Bucaramanga, Colombia-based graphic designer associated with Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano. Creator of Mandela (2013), a dark counterless typeface. In 2014, he designed the heavy octagonal stencil typeface Arsan.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gerson Mena

Cali, Colombia-based designer of the angry angular murder mystery novel typeface Stab Revenge (2014), which was published during his studies at Universidad Icesi. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Giovanny Mauricio Ramirez Nariño

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]  ⦿

Gustav Rendon

Illustrator and typographer in Cali, Colombia. Blog. He designed a fresh display caps typeface called Zinuu (2011) that marries three concepts, the spiral, dots, and paperclips. Idiky (2011) is a hübsch poster face.

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

Gustavo Hernandez

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]  ⦿

Gustavo Orozco

Baranquilla, Colombia-based creator of the clean monoline sans typeface Yonna (2011). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

iAgency 1980
[Ricardo Arley Patiño Peña]

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.

Dafont link. Second Dafont link. Behance link. Blogspot link. FontVila link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ignacio Martinez

Graphic designer in Colombia who specializes in typography. [Google] [More]  ⦿

inkedy

American designer (b. 1993) of the hand-printed Rosalie (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Iván Castiblanco Ramírez

Bogotá-based designer of the dramatically serifed typeface Zariffa 01 (1994). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ivan Diaz
[ThunderPixels]

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Ivan Perez

Ivan Perez (Cali, Colombia, b. 1994) designed the sketched comic book font Sketchy Comic (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jason Guzman

Graphic designer in Bogota, Colombia, who created the curvy semi-calligraphic typeface June (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jennifer Bergaño

Publicist in Envigado, Colombia, who created Pixel Type in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Johao Parra

Colombian designer (b. 1989) of the bilined typeface Johaos (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

John Vargas Beltrán

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.

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

Jorge Luis Maya Camargo

Bogota, Colombia-based art director and graphic designer who cooked up the Drunk Cherry typeface in 2009, taking inspiration from Maraschino cherries. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jorge Martinez

Cali, Colombia-based creator of the dot matrix font Punkte (2013) and the multicolored font Table Type (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

José Chamorro Salas

Graphic designer, who graduated in 2002 from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. His experimental and cellular typeface Code Secure won an award at the 2005 FUSE type competition. [Google] [More]  ⦿

José Domingo Betancur Gómez

Poster typography by José Domingo Betancur Gómez (Medellin, Colombia). Example 1, example 2. [Google] [More]  ⦿

José Nicolás Silva Schwarzenberg

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:

  • Poly (2011, Google Font Directory) is a medium contrast condensed serif font. He explains: Poly was my final project for the postgraduate certificate in typeface design (University of Buenos Aires). Poly was originally designed for aglutinative languages, (which is why it's wide) specifically a South American indigenous language (Wayuunaiki). I paid a lot of attention to the "diacritics zone" to harmonize and unclutter the upper zones of the lowercase letters. The Wayuu language or wayuunaiki is spoken by 305,000 indigenous Wayuu people in northeastern Colombia and nothwestern Venezuela on the Guajira Peninsula.
  • Creator with John Vargas of the free upright italic sans typeface Convergence (2011, Google Web Fonts).

Font Squirrel link. Behance link. Google Plus link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Juan Camilo Corredor

Colombian designer of Baloto (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Juan Camilo Ramon

Colombian designer (b. 1993) of Internal Fratture (2013, circuit board font). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Juan Diaz

Illustrator and digital artist in Santiago de Cali, Colombia, who created Cube Font in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Juan Diego López Medina

Medellín, Colmobia-based designer (b. 1975) of Dawn of Mellido (2006) and of the uncial/blackletter typeface Mellogothic.

Abstract Fonts link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Juan Esteban Muñoz Bedoya

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 Esteban Orozco Sanchez

Graphic communication student in Medellin, Colombia. Creator of Helvetica Y Art Nouveau (2012), a typeface in which Helvetica outlines are filled with art nouveau patterns. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Juan Plata Vera

Columbian designer. Creator of the 3d outline font Habbo (2007). Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Juan Sebastian Rincon

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. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Juanda Contreras Boada

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.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Juanita Henao

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]  ⦿

Juanita Velez

Medellin, Colombia-based designer of Beyond Wonderland (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Julian Bolivar

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]  ⦿

Julian Franky Tobon

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]  ⦿

Julian Moncada Tobar

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.

Julian Moncada, Jonathan Abbott and Jonathan Barnbrook jointly designed Doctrine Sans and Doctrine Stencil in 2013 at Virus. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Julian Ospina

Designer in Medellin, Colombia. Behance link. Aka Jogland. He made the modular face Constructure (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Juliana Ayala

Industrial designer in Bogota, Colombia, who created a modular typeface in 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Juliana Caballero

Julian Caballero G (cali, Colombia) created Silver and Cold Font (2013: a modular typeface). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Juliana Duque

Colombian graphic designer. Behance link. She created the thin avant-garde typeface Amapola (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Juliana Martinez Medina

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]  ⦿

Julio Palacio

Colombian type designer. Award winner at Tipos Latinos 2010 for his script typeface Todo Todo. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Karito
[Karol Giraldo]

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]  ⦿

Karol Giraldo
[Karito]

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Katha Florez

Katha Florez, a graphic designer in Medellin, Colombia, designed the display typeface Quimera (2013) with Daniela Lopez. She says that the movie Amelie inspired them. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Killer Concepts
[Miguel Gomez]

Miguel Gomez (Killer Concepts, Medellin, Colombia) designed the spurred signage typeface Sweet & Wild in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Laura Punk

Born in Colombia in 1982. Laura designed the barbed wire typeface Danger Type (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Leandro Triana Trujillo

Graphic designer in Popayan, Colombia. He created the free hand-drawn typeface Pitter (2014) during his studies at Universidad del Cauca. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lesly Rengifo

Colombian designer of the signage script typeface Gordita Script (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lina Aragon

Lina Aragon (Cali, Colombia) is a graphic design student. Her designs, including her typefaces and her moustache, are curly, lively and fun. The typefaces include Santonia (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lina Mutis

During her graphic design studies in Bogota, Colombia, Lina Mutis created the compass-and-ruler font Adventure Type (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lola M. Naranjo

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).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mache Puentes

Designer in Cali, Colombia, b. 1990. Her typeface Columbian Stroke (2012) is a grungy version of a Victorian style. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Macrotipo
[Santiago Silva]

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).

He also offers his fonts through a foundry called Muykyta. These include Tithua (2012), Malebu (2010), Michua (2010) and Motavita (2010).

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

Manuel Eduardo Corradine
[Corradine Fonts]

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Manuel Leonardo Mendez

Colombian type designer. In 2010, he and Santiago Silva created the informal sans typeface Michua at Macrotipo. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Manuela Echevarria Ramirez

Antioquia, Colombia-based designer of the paperclip multiline typeface Clipo (2014) and the experimental geometric typeface Lento (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marcela Gomez Meneses

Medellin, Colombia-based creator of an ornamental caps typeface called Marie Antoinette (2012, in collaboration with Haim Oke Millan). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marcos Yamid Rubiano Avellaneda

Bucaramanga, Colombia-based designer of Fuente Del Mar (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Maria Angelica Garcia Monsalve

Designer at Leo Burnett in Bogota, Colombia, who created Typeface For Special Olympics (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Maria Camila Valencia Robledo

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.

At Comando Cran, she published Jalea Real (or Royal Jelly) (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Maria Leon

Maria Leion (Bogota, Colombia) created a grunge version of Clarendon vcalled Future City (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Maria Paulina Cuadros Quiros

Graphic designer in Medellin, Colombia, who created the shaded typeface Controversial (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

María Angélica Estrada Cano
[Mariaes]

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Mariaes
[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.

View María Angélica Estrada Cano's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Marian Cuadros

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]  ⦿

Mariana Alvarez Matijasevic

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

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

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

Mariano Gonzalez

Medellin, Colombia-based creator of the origami typeface Plegado (2013) and the Bauhaus-inspired stencil typeface Baunano (2013) [Google] [More]  ⦿

Matacho Descorp

Madrid-based designer and illustrator who made the modular typeface Raices (2012). Matacho was born in Colombia. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mateo Rios

Illustrator in Medellin, Colombia, who designed Voyager Grotesque (2013, an octagonal typeface family) together with Tomas Saldarriaga. Free download. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mateo Rivano

Bogota, Colombia-based codesigner, with David Espinosa, of the free poster typeface Old Providence New Roots (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mauricio Márquez

Designer from Medellin, Colombia, who made the poster typeface Speakeasy (2011) and Lighter (2011, a slab typeface inspired by zippo lighters). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mauro Hernández

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.

Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Miguel Gomez
[Killer Concepts]

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Monica Devia

Monica Devia (Cali, Colombia) created the lively display typefaces MD and Colapso in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Monograma
[Federico Parra]

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.

Behance link. Behance link for Federico Parra. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Muykyta
[Santiago Silva]

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).

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

Nach Oh
[Oh Type]

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Natalia Cardona

Designer in Medellin, Colombia. She created the fish shape-inspired typeface Abyss (2012) with Alejandra Zapata. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Natalia Perez Penagos

Bogota, Colombia-based design student who created Florecer Imaginario (2012), a floriated caps typeface. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Natalie Galindo

Graduate from FADU, University of Buenos Aires, who created the modern typeface Don Felix (2008). Behance link, where we learn that she has turned up in Bogota, Colombia. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nerve
[Daniel Cantor Triana]

Daniel Cantor Triana (aka Nerve) runs his own studio in Bogota, Colombia. He created the rounded octagonal typeface family Artificia (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nestor Amaya

Bogota, Colombia-based creator of Shooter (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nestor Delgado

Bogota-based creator (b. 1977, Colombia) of the free stencil typeface Gray Cat (2012, FontStruct) and the modular sans typeface Hemigraphy (2012).

In 2013, he made Expansiva (a wide techno industrial sans typeface), Seagle (an industrial display sans) and Graystroke.

Typefaces from 2014: Groteskia, Enfatica (squarish, modular).

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

Nicolas Coronado

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).

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nicolas Palacios

Colombian creator (b. 1993) of Reservoir Ink (2011), a curly lava lamp face. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nicolas Serrano

Graphic designer in Bogota, Colombia, who created the fat art deco headline typeface DC (2012).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nima Visual
[Andres Moreno Walter]

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), and Krunch (2014).

Fontspace link. Behance link. Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Oh Type
[Nach Oh]

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).

Behance link. Purchase the fonts at The Liars. Another Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Omar Mogollón

Colombian designer (b. 1983) of 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).

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

Oscar Guerrero Cañizares
[Sumotype Foundry]

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Pedro Javier Arbelaez

Medellin, Colombia-based designer of Vinnie Six Rounds (2013), a Western typeface based on the movie Pulp Fiction and co-designed with Daniel Hernandez and Jorge Arias Flores. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pedro Pelaez

Medellin, Colombia-based designer of the cardiogram-based typeface Deadmau5 (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Polo Folio

Cali, Colombia-based creator of the hybrid typeface Baut (2013), obtained by crossing Bauhaus with Bodoni. Poker Pro (2013) is an experimental typeface. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rafael Rincón

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]  ⦿

Raul Montes

Barranquilla, Colombia-based creator of an unnmaed comic book typeface in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ricardo Arley Patiño Peña
[iAgency 1980]

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Ricardo Gonzalez

Ricardo Gonzalez (b. 1981) lives in Bogota, Colombia. He created the brush / comic book typeface Expresion Social (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rock Girl Glamm

Designer from Colombia who created Twilight (2009, gothic face). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Santiago Jaramillo Toro

Graphic designer in Bogota, Colombia, who created Round Donnut (sic) (2013), a monoline rounded sans typeface designed on a grid of circles. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Santiago Morales Rivas

Medellin, Colombia-based creator of a surreal alphabet (2014). Only drawn by hand, it was not made into a font. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Santiago Moreno

Bogota, Colombia-based creator of the free headline sans typeface Vim SM (2013).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Santiago Rodriguez

Bogota, Colombia-based designer of Noise Type (2012), an experimental typeface with oscillator noise superimposed on the outlines of the glyphs. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Santiago Silva
[Macrotipo]

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Santiago Silva
[Muykyta]

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Sardiez
[Sergio Ramírez]

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.

Overview of his work and interview.

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

Sebastián Sáchez

Based in Cali, Colombia, Sebastián Sáchez was born in 1996. He created the poster typeface Aissur (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sebastian Guzman

Bogota, Colombia-based designer of the ornamental caps typeface Futuyuno (2013). The name is derived from Futura and Desayuno (breakfast). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sebastian Mejia

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).

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sebastian Moreno

During his studies n Cali, Colombia, Sebastian Moreno designed the vintage caps typeface Old Sean (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sergio Ramírez
[Sardiez]

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Silvino González Morales

Colombian designer in Bogota. Behance link. He created the octagonal typeface Macro (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Simon Parra-Mongk

Graphic designer in Medellin, Colombia. Creator of the sci-fi typeface Parallax (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sonia García

Colombian designer of the text typeface Aviador Regular, which won an award at Tipos Latinos 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sumotype Foundry
[Oscar Guerrero Cañizares]

Born in 1981, Oscar Guerrero lives in Pasto, Narino, in the southwest of Colombia. His graduation work in 2012 at FADU UBA (University of Buenos Aires) is the Venetian text typeface Epica.

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).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

ThunderPixels
[Ivan Diaz]

Colombian graphic designer. Creator of American Handmade (2014), a hand-drawn spurred vintage font that could be used for tattoos and vintage signage, Victory & Glory TP (2014, a spurred Victorian signage typeface), Gilmost Mills TP (2014), and Eighty One (2014, a Victorian typeface). [Google] [More]  ⦿

tipográfico.org

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]  ⦿

Tipos Latinos Colombia

Tipos Latinos Colombia, as of 2010: Hernán Huertas, Ignacio Martínez, Patricia Melo, John Naranjo, César Puertas, Camilo Ruano, Sonia Rubio. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tomas Saldarriaga

Designer in Medellin, Colombia, who designed Voyager Grotesque (2013, an octagonal typeface family) together with Mateo Rios. Free download. [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 designed these typefaces:

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]  ⦿

[typo5]
[Germán Olaya]

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.

MyFonts sells King15, Uncle Typewriter, Santa, Kab, Esso, Fashyon, Soda, Mosketa, Yexivela, Fango, Fructosa, Californya.

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

Typograma
[César Puertas]

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 Sans (2005).
  • ITC Obliqua (2007), a humanist sans family with handwritten influences, discussed here.
  • Urbana (2007). A humanist sans family having a few odd glyphs such as a very wide "w". Monotype link. Review by Typographica.
  • Bolívar (2007) and Bolívar Dingbats (2007). A contemporary calligraphic display typeface inspired in the handwriting of Simón Bolívar, the liberator of South America.
  • Buendia (2009). His graduation type family at KABK was Buendía.
  • La Republica (2010). Custom high-contrast didone typeface for a Colombian newspaper. Review by The Case & Point.
  • Robofan (2010, techno; +Symbols).
  • Legitima (2011) is a text font family inspired by the types found in the third edition of the Italian book La Cicceide Legitima, printed in 1695. Its weight and x-height, optimized for 10 point-size, makes it an ideal choice for book design and anything with running text.
  • Ancizar (2013). A family of 26 sans and serif fonts designed for the National University of Colombia.

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.

Dafont link. Klingspor link. Monotype link. Flickr page. Behance link. Home page. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Typozon
[Cristian Vargas]

Typozon, est. 2005, is the foundry of Colombian type designer Cristian Vargas, who lives in Bogotá. He created Pandilla (2011), a curly display face. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Victor Gomez

Based in Bogota, Colombia, Victor Gomez developed Dixia (2013), a simple riound sans script that is geared towards children, both dyslexic and non-dyslexic. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Viviana Monsalve
[FontFuror]

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William Escobar

Maybe or maybe not---is he related to Pablo Escobar? Regardless, William Escobar (b. 1979) is based in Bogotá, and designed the Indian-themed dingbat typeface Bacatá (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Xtoy Co

Pictogram designer in Pereira, Colombia: Señaletica was made in 2013 for Hotel Don Gregorio. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yerson Chaves

Graphic designer in Bogota, Colombia, who created the squarish Steve D'Forest typeface family in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yun Gonzalez
[G3 Typefaces (or: TechFonts LatAm)]

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