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Aaron Hocking

During his grpahic design studies in Norwich, UK, Aaron Hocking created the rounded modular typeface Theo (2016) which can be used for coloring and overlays. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Adam Boudaoud

American designer of Color Slope (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Adam Twardoch on multicolor fonts

FontLab's Adam Twardoch takes us on a tour of multicolor font format proposals in 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aditi Sarin

Bangalore, India-based designer of a colorful set of capitals in 2015. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Adobe: OpenType-SVG Color Fonts

Adobe: OpenType-SVG is a font format in which an OpenType font has all or just some of its glyphs represented as SVG (scalable vector graphics) artwork. This allows the display of multiple colors and gradients in a single glyph. Because of these features, we also refer to OpenType-SVG fonts as color fonts. OpenType-SVG fonts allow text to be shown with these graphic qualities, while still allowing it to be edited, indexed, or searched. They may also contain OpenType features that allow glyph substitution or alternate glyph styles. Color fonts like Trajan Color Concept and EmojiOne Color will appear just like typical fonts in your programs' font menus but they may not display their full potential, since many programs don't yet have full support for the color components. If your software program doesn't support the SVG artwork within the fonts, glyphs will fall back to a solid black style. Color can still be applied to this fallback style, as it will work like a typical OpenType font. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Adrea Vercetti

Fano, Italy-based designer of the decorative multi-colored geometric caps typeface Afivez (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aleksandra Paczkowska

During her studies at Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, Poland, Aleksandra Paczkowska designed the Illustrator-format multi-colored font Juice (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aleksei Derin

Russian designer of the (vector format) decorative typeface Robot (2016) and the ironwork typeface Twig (2016). In 2017, he designed Fat Boy (colorful caps) and Hiking Icons. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alena Morgunova

Aka Malena. Kharkiv, Ukraine-based designer of these typefaces:

  • In 2017: Grid and the dog-themed typeface Lovely Rustica.
  • In 2018: Bright Gouache, Summertime (bitmap color font), Junior (bitmap color font), Stork, Malarstvo (artistic; inspired by the lettering of Ukrainian artist Vasyl Krychevsky (1873-1952)), the Latin / Cyrillic bitmap color font Happy Pencil, the color font Mosaic, Mosaik Black, and the brush font Plan Pen.
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Alex Cottles
[The Routine Creative]

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Alex Ignacio

La Mirada, CA-based designer of Soda Lime, a colorful typeface of broken glass (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alex Makki

Leesburg, VA-based designer of the colorful stencil typeface Cut Font (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alex Pop

Alex Pop (Popskraft Lab, Buchardo, Argentina, and now New York City) designed the children's book / cartoon font family Beebzz and the comic book typeface Beaverist in 2016. In 2013, he created the techno typeface Technozis. In 2017, he published the layered font 3D Bulb Lamp, the beveled typeface Legend, the (great!) neon font Nightlife, the Warm Lamp alphabet, the colorful children's book font Happy Kids, and the art deco sans typeface Artnoova.

In 2018, he designed the plump script font AlPuzato. Behance link. Graphicriver link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alex Trochut

Brooklyn, NY-based grandson of Joan Trochut of Super-Veloz fame, b. 1981, Barcelona. After completing his studies at Elisava Escola Superior de Disseny in Barcelona, Alex established his own design studio in Barcelona before relocating to New York City.

He is the codesigner with Andreu Balius of SuperVeloz (2005, TypeRepublic), a digital version of his grandfather's typeface. It won an award at the TDC2 2005 type competition. Balius says about this typeface originally created by Joan Trochut from 1920-1980: Super-Veloz could be considered as an Ornamental type design, but in its core it is an experimental typeface based on a set of modular features that, with the combining of its modules, a great range of typefaces, ornaments ---even illustrations---, could be made. That is perhaps the most interesting experiment in early modern type design ever made in Spain during the immediate years after the War. The lecture, considering the borders between type design and ornament design, will introduce the context where Joan Trochut's Super-Veloz was produced (from sketches to published brochures and speciments) in 1942. Also will explain how Super-Veloz works. It is really a "type-ornament" design that could be considered on the edge of what we call type design.

Alex has created design, illustration and typography for a diverse range of clients: Nike, Adidas, The Rolling Stones, Katy Perry, BBC, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, The Guardian, The New York Times and Time Magazine. Alex Trochut's lettering must be seen to be believed---it has to be genetic transmission. Recurring themes include adorned initials and modular types. His numerical all-caps alphabet for British Airways is phenomenal and pushes the bling-bling to the fashionable extreme. Stunning dollar sign drawn by him in 2007 for Acido Surtido.

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

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

Typographic picture by TDC55.

In 2013, Barcelona-based creative agency, Herraiz Soto commissioned Alex Trochut to create an original typeface collection titled Raw for Notegraphy.

In 2017, he made the color font Megazero at Fontself in Opentype SVG format.

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

Alexis Robin

Graduate of ESMA (Ecole Supérieure des Métiers Artistiques) in Nantes, France. As a student in 2016 at Ecole Sup de Pub in Bordeaux, he designed a bicolored modular typeface. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alice Protin

Grenoble, France-based designer of the pixelish video game typeface Space (2016) and the blocky color font Modular (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alina Smolina

During her studies at the British Higher School of Art in Moscow, Alina Smolina created a layered Cyrillic typeface called Colored (2013). Blow to Didot (2013) is a deconstructed didone typeface. Stick Wand (2013) is a Cyrillic stick font. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ana Solera

Alajuela, Costa Rica-based designer of the colored geometric caps typeface HHola (2015), which, like most of her other work, seems to be for the children's market. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anastasia Belevskaya

Saint Petersburg, Russia-based designer of the colorful Cyrillic initial caps alphabet Razrabotka (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrea Palacios

During her studies at UDLA in Quito, Ecuador, Andrea Palacios designed the chromatic ornamental caps typeface Curvus (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andres Chavez

Santa Ana, CA-based designer of a multicolor geometric solid alphabet called Geometric Type (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrew Cooper

During his studies in Toronto, Andrew Cooper created the Robotech typeface (2013). In 2015, he created the multi-colored Toy Alphabet. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Angel Vazquez

American designer of the colorful lego block font Blocks Type (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ankur Chitlangia

Indore, India-based designer of Elegant (2015, bichromatic), Line Art (2015, free), Bullet (2015), Sketch Font (2015), Advertise (2015, a sans), Chic (2015, a display typeface), and a few untitled display typefaces. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ann Piecha

Cambridge, UK-based designer of the experimental stick figure typeface Line Eyes (2016) and a colorful geometric all caps tape font (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anna Chebakova

Designer of the playful typeface Redrum (2014), and of the experimental typefaces Muscari (2014), Eat (2014), Milk (2014), Forest Fish (2014) and Polychrome (2014). Anna is based in Saint Petersburg, Russia. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anna Markovets

Homel, Belarus-based designer of the hand-crafted typefaces Arumit (2017), Poplava (2017), Jopsy (2017), Spaigo (2017), Sputra (2017), Munigva (2017), Nimbostratus (2017), Millennials (2017), Tatima (2017) and Scopanik (2017).

Typefaces from 2018: Autumn Embrace, Le Jardin (floral), Quaint Garden, Gentle Whisper, Odour (a calligraphic font with floral caps), Jubilation, Limerence (a free calligraphic typeface with floriated caps), Snip (a paper cutout typeface), Cranberry Jam, Seascape Script, Imperfect, Herbarium, High Spot, Malanko (a geometric color font). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anne Louise Rom

During her studies at Copenhagen School of Design and Technology, Copenhagen, Denmark-based Anne Louise Rom created a colorful geometric solid typeface (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anton Malina

Russian designer of the LED lights font LED (2015), the colorful 3d typeface Isometric (2016), and the bubblegum font Bubble Letters (2016). In 2017, he designed the colorful geometric all caps alphabet Memphis and the colorful sketched typeface Funky.

All fonts are in vector format. Aka Malina Shop. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Antonio Cerri
[CRR TNN]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Anugraha Design
[Cina Catteau]

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

In 2017, she also published a wood type collection:

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

Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Apple's PNG images

Apple proposes SBIX tables for Opentype fonts as a solution for multicolor fonts. This table would contain PNG format images of the glyphs. Because of this, scaling is once again a problem. Support for this format is in iOS4+ and OSX 10.7+. However, there is no support for this solution outside the Apple environment. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aring Typeface
[Måns Grebäck]

Måns Grebäck (Aring Typeface, Örebro, Sweden) is a prolific Swedish designer (b. Lindesberg, Sweden, 1990), who lives in Borlänge, Sweden. Måns Grebäck has a bachelor's degree in graphic design from the University of Dalarna (2012). In 2010, he went commercial, and started selling fonts through MyFonts. In 2011 he started Mawns Design. In 2013, that was renamed to Aring Typeface. In 2011 he already had over seven million downloads of his fonts, which were featured at websites such as Dafont and Myfonts. He also does custom type work. His typefaces, both free and commercial:

View Mans Grebäck's typefaces.

Abstract Fonts link. Fontspace link. MyFonts link. Another URL. Dafont link. Klingspor link. Buy fonts directly from Måns Grebäck. Old URL. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Ashley Olinger

Pittsburgh, PA-based designer of the colored typeface Elodie (2015), which uses only one design principle---overlaying quarter circles. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Barbara Shpak

Novocherkassk, Russia-based designer of two Cyrillic color fonts in 2017. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Baron Chau

Graphic designer in Sydney, Australia, who created Network Typeface (2014). This modular chromatic typeface lends itself easily to glyph compositions in Latin, Chines and devanagari, and is also usefl for creating icons. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Belinda Ross

Brisbane, Australia-based designer of the multiline prismatic and chromatic typeface Everest (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bhagyashree Tathawade

During her studies at MIT Institute of Design in Pune, India, Bhagyashree Tathawade created a colorful all caps alphabet called Maths Glossary (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bianca Silva

Chilean designer of an animal alphabet in 2016. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bondan Gail

Jakarta, Indonesia-based designer of the color all caps typeface Mags (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Callum McGoldrick

Designer and illustrator in Liverpool, UK, who created Personal Type Font (2015: arched caps), Colour Line Type (2015) and Geometric Type (2015, using colored solids). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Candice Witpas

Graphic designer in Namur, Belgium. In 2015, she designed a colorful monoline typeface called Play. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Casey Schuurman

Melbourne, Australia-based designer of the modular typeface Empress (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Charles Gibbons
[Oddsorts]

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Cheryl Peick

Minneapolis, MN-based designer of the colorful geometric typeface Rudi Display (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Christoph Ruppli

During his studies at the Schule für Gestaltung Basel, Christoph Ruppli created a hexagonal typeface (2014) and a bicolored geometric solid font called Duplex (2014). In 2015, still exploring the geometry of type design, he created Blox and Square. [Google] [More]  ⦿

ChromaCheck

Feature test for color font support in browsers. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chromatic type

Fancy metal or wood type from the second half of the 19th century. According to Ringwalt in his American Encyclopedia of Printing and Bookbinding (1871): type made of metal or wood for color printing and so arranged that there are duplicate or triplicate copies of each letter, which, after being printed, respectively, in different colors, on a given space, blend together in a harmonious whole. Chromatic types were shown regularly in foundry type specimen books of the 1840s and 1850s.

Rob Roy Kelly describes the early history: Chromatic types were first produced as wood type by Edwin Allen, and shown by George Nesbitt in his 1841 Fourth Specimen of Machinery Cut Wood Type. Both William H. Page in 1859, and J.G. Cooley in c.1859, showed several pages of Chromatic type in each of their wood type specimen books. Page showed these types in most of his specimen books in the 1870s. The high point of Chromatic wood type production came in 1874 when the William H. Page Wood Type Co. issued their 100-page Specimens of Chromatic Type & Borders. Though Hamilton, Morgans & Wilcox, and Heber Wells all showed samples of Chromatic types through the rest of the century, none of these ever reached the level of intricate precision attained in Page's 1874 masterpiece.

Free copy of William H. Page's Specimen of Chromatic Wood Type Borders Etc (1874). Local download of this PDF file. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chromatic typefaces

Chromatic, layered, or stackable typefaces include

  • Fun City (Roman Gornisky).
  • FF Primary (1995, Martin Wenzel).
  • FF Minimum.
  • Detroit (Alexander Sheldon).
  • Federal (LettError).
  • Zamenhof (Castle Type).
  • Skitch (Yellow Design Studio).
  • Anodyne (Yellow Design Studio).
  • Stacker (Ian Lynam).
  • Dog Eared (Andy Babb).
  • Quintet, Evetide and other typefaces in the Photolettering collection.
  • Cassandre's Bifur.
  • Russell McGorman's typefaces Kush, Metro Bots, Campcraft and Reo.
  • Idler (Lamesville).
  • Villa Didot (Sascha Timplan).
  • Frontage (Yuri Zaech).
  • Typometry (Emil Kozole).
  • Adec20 (Serge Shi).
  • Madame.
  • Rosewood Fill (Carl Crossgrove).
  • Antorcha (2012, Jorge Ivan Moreno Majul).
  • Valuco (Aesthetic Apparatus).
[Google] [More]  ⦿

Cina Catteau
[Anugraha Design]

[More]  ⦿

Clara Mur

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

Claudia Arboleda

Buenos Aires-based designer of the colorful textured typeface Amazulojo (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Clément Thévenoux

During his studies in Siena, Italy, Clément Thévenoux designed the modular multicolor typeface Drama Queers (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Color fonts

An introduction to and tutorial on color fonts, written in 2017 by the Fontself team. [Google] [More]  ⦿

color-emoji

Tool to build color fonts using Google color-font format (CBDT/CBLC). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Compyx

8-bit Multicolor OpenType font. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini

Born in Firenze in 1969. Cofounder with Francesco Canovaro and Debora Manetti of the Italian design firm in Firenze called Studio Kmzero. He co-designed some typefaces there such as Arsenale White (2009). Targa Monospace (2002) is a sans inspired by Italian vehicle registration plates. It has an handmade version (Targa Hand) that can be used for comic book lettering.

The handwriting of Lord Byron led Pancini to develop the brush script typeface Byron (2013, Zetafonts).

MyFonts credits him with the rounded avant garde sans family Antipasto (2007), but elswhere we read that this typeface is made by Matteo di Iorio, so there is some confusion. It was extended in 2017 by Pancini as Antipasto Pro.

In 2014, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Francesco Canovaro co-designed Amazing Grotesk (+Ultra). He also designed the calm bold geometric rounded sans typeface Cocogoose (2014; replaced by Cocogoose Pro in 2017) and the stylish deco font Offensive Behaviour. Cocogoose Letterpress is free. Cocogoose is part of the Coco Gothic family, a collection of twelve typefaces each inspired by the fashion mood of every decade of last century, named after fashion icon Coco Chanel. Cocogoose is Coco Gothic for the 1940s.

In 2015, Pancini published the grand family Coco Gothic. This Latin / Greek / Cyrillic typeface family features a small x-height and sligghtly rounded corners to make the avant garde and geometric sans typefaces in vogue in the 1970s come alive again, ready for 21st century fashion magazines. It comes with substyles that recreate many moods, including art nouveau and arts and crafts (Cocotte), Italian propaganda style and Italian deco (Cocosignum), hipster style (CocoBikeR), or Bauhaus (Cocomat). Coco Gothic was initially developed as a corporate font for Lucca Comics & Games Festival 2013. The rounded geometric sans family Cocomat (by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini, Deborah Manetti and Francesco Canovaro) was inspired by the style of the twenties and the visions of italian futurists like Fortunato Depero, Giacomo Balla and Antonio Sant'Elia.

Still in 2015, Cosimo and Zetafonts published the connected creamy baseball script Bulletto, the grungy handvetica Neue, and the calligraphic wedding typeface Hello Script. In 2015, at Zetafonts, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini designed CocoBikeR (2015) to celebrate the hipster and bike cultures. CocoBikeR (for Latin, Greek and Cyrillic) is part of the successful Coco Gothic typeface family. In 2017, Pancini designed the 1930s Italian art deco typeface families Cocosignum Maiuscoletto and Cocosignum Corsivo Italico.

Typefaces from 2016: Adlery (a curly brush script), Kitten (Fat, Swash, Swash Monoline, Slant, Bold: signage script family), Adlibitum (a blackletter typeface by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Francesco Canovaro), Morbodoni (a display didone by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Francesco Canovaro).

In 2016, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini, Andrea Tartarelli, Giulia Ursenna Dorati and Andrea Gaspari co-designed the 1940s vintage brush script typeface Banana Yeti, which is based on an example by Ross George shown in George's Speedball 1947 Textbook Manual. The Zetafonts team extended the original design to six styles and multilingual coverage. The ExtraBold is free. Still in 2016, Pancini designed Calligraphunk, an experimental typeface that mimicks polyrythmic calligraphy, by alternating two sets of lowercase letters to emulate handwriting.

In 2016, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini, Matteo Chiti, Luca Chiti and Andrea Tartarelli co-designed the retro connected brush script font family Advertising Script, which is based on an example from Ross George's Speedball 1947 Textbook Manual.

Beatrix Antiqua (2016, by Francesco Canovaro, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Andrea Tartarelli). This humanist sans-serif typeface is part of the Beatrix family (Beatrix Nova, etc.) that takes its inspiration from the classic Roman monumental capital model. Its capitals are directly derived from the stone carvings in Florence's Santa Croce Cathedral. Beatrix keeps a subtle lapidary swelling at the terminals suggesting a glyphic serif, similar to Hermann Zapf's treatment in Optima.

Amazing Grotesk (2016) is based on a logo designed by Francesco Canovaro.

Studio Gothic (2017, by Francesco Canovaro, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Andrea Tartarelli) is an 8-style geometric sans family based on Alessandro Butti's geometric sans classic, Semplicita.

Hello Script and Hello Sans can be used for layering and coloring. The Christmas-themed version is Hello Christmas.

Pancini designed the 64-strong typeface family Body Grotesque and Body Text in 2017-2018, together with Andrea Tartarelli. It was conceived as a contemporary alternative to modernist super-families like Univers or Helvetica.

In 2017, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Andrea Tartarelli co-designed the sans typeface family Kabrio, which gives users four different corner treatment options.

Anaphora (2018). Anaphora is a contemporary serif typeface designed by Francesco Canovaro (roman), Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini (italic) and Andrea Tartarelli. It features a wedge serif design with nine weights from thin to heavy. Its wide counters and low x-height make it pleasant and readable at text sizes while the uncommon shapes make it strong and recognizable when used in display size. Anaphora covers Latin, Greek and Cyrillic.

Canovaro's Arista served as a basis for the 29-style monolinear rounded sans typeface family Aristotelica (2018) by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Andrea Tartarelli.

In 2018, he published Radcliffe, with Andrea Tartarelli, a Clarendon revival with Text and Casual subfamilies. Radcliffe (a Clarendon revival by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Andrea Tartarelli), and added the layerable condensed Cocogoose Narrows to the Cocogoose family. Codec (2018) by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini, Francesco Canovaro and Andrea Tartarelli is a geometric sans typeface family in which all terminal cuts are horiontal or vertical.

His Double Bass (2018) is a jazzy 4-style typeface family that pays tribute to Saul Bass's iconic hand lettering for Otto Preminger's The Man with the Golden Arm film title sequence and other movies, Bass's vibrating, almost brutal cut-out aestethics, and the cartoonish lettering and jazzy graphics of the fifties.

In 2018, he published the sharp wedge serif typeface Blacker to pay homage to the 1970s. Still in 2018, he designed the swooping polyrhythmic calligraphic typeface Calligraphunk. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Craft Supply
[Nazzar Saputra]

Kediri, Indonesia-based designer of the monoline script and sans typeface Quetty (2017), the rhythmic script font Quitman (2017), the geometric sans typeface Francy (2017), the signage script font Danilla (2017), the all caps sans typeface family Stockport (2017), Stockport Rounded (2017), the great creamy super-heavy signage script typeface Kidding Script (2017) and the sans typeface Francy (2017).

Typefaces from 2018: Coldiac (an all caps luxury serif), Tigreal (a vintage slab serif), Road Race, Logam (sans), Houston Sports (spurred), Studly (a layered font), Morning Gold, Houston Italic, Comodo (sans), Rainly (brush SVG), Offlander (condensed sans), Offlander Rough, Salvalyn, Bafora (dry brush SVG font), the sans typeface Bondie Condensed, Bondie Extrude, Troye Serif (display didone), Troye Sans, Troye Script, Boardley Script (layerable retro signage font), Rotterin (a free signage script), Giveny (caps only fashion serif), CS Mulan (Victorian), Pastelyn, Belgium (a distinguished all caps sans), Finland (sans), Riffle, Rickies (brush), Bravely, Houston (a semi-octagonal font by Wahyu Hadi Yuana), Pommel (a free script by Wahyu Hadi Yuana), Prestage (condensed all caps sans), Prestage Outline, Lovelyn (display serif), Espoir (a Peignotian font by Wahyu Hadi Yuana and Nazzar Saputra), Espoir Serif, CS Juicy (a color font), Retrocycles (monoline display sans), Fadelyn (script and sans), CS Gordon, Quitman (script), CS Harley (sans), CS Maria, CS Nancy (sketched), CS Rocky, CS Roger, CS Rosalia, CS Sandreas. Graphicriver link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cristian Lopez

Graphic designer at Leo Burnett Colombia in Bogota. In 2017, he created the free Greek simulation tyoeface Hector, the free blackletter typeface Santiago and the free vector format bicolored typeface Adan. [Google] [More]  ⦿

CRR TNN
[Antonio Cerri]

Antonio Cerri (b. 1972, Catania, Italy) freelances in web, graphic and motion design from San Giovanni La Punta, Sicily. He created some typefaces in 2010, such as the futuristic CRR NTN (+Outline).

In 2011, he made Labyrinthus, a multilined all caps family: inspect each glyph and note that there is one point of entrance and one exit. Still in 2011, the decorative family Atlantide and the futuristic all caps typeface Silver Chisel appeared.

In 2012, he designed the techno family Steel.

Typefaces from 2013: Firebird (techno, automotive, speed font family).

In 2014, he made Luna Crescente, a layered multicolr 3d typeface.

Typefaces from 2016: Xandra (script), Xova (a 5-layer techno/logo font), Xova Rounded, Maria Script (heavy signage script).

Klingspor link.

View Antonio Cerri's typefaces. Creative Market link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Cruz Fonts
[Ray Cruz]

Cruz Fonts was established in Oakland, NJ, in 2004 by Ray Cruz, who has been a designer of custom lettering and custom typefaces to major ad agencies, publishers and corporate clients in the New York City area for almost 30 years. He has created many display typefaces for Agfa/Monotype, Bitstream, Phil's Fonts and Garage Fonts. Presently Ray Cruz is working as Type Director at Y&R NY, and is an adjunct professor at FIT and Kean University teaching type design. Bio at Garagefonts.

His oeuvre:

Bio at Garagefonts. P22 link. FontShop link. PDF catalog.

View Ray Cruz's typefaces. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Cucu Supriyadi
[Seventh Imperium]

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Danielle Santiago

During her studies at Universidade do Estado de Minas Gerais, Danielle Santiago (Belo Horizonte, Brazil) created the chromatic display typeface Bolinho (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

David Jonathan Ross
[DJR Type]

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David Perez Olarte

During his studies, Logroño, Spain-based David Perez Olarte designed Egyptian (2017, in Colored, Outlined and Background styles) as a modification of Rockwell. Its texture is based on hieroglyphs. [Google] [More]  ⦿

David Samuel Oluwadamilare

Or just David Samuel. Designer and illustrator in Lagos, Nigeria, who developed the children's book color font Kidag in 2018. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Deepika Suman

Photographer and graphic designer in New Delhi, India. Designer of a multicolor graphic solid typeface called Symbograph (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Denis Parfyonov

Moscow-based designer of the Cyrillic display typeface Circus (2017), which combines Bodoni and PF Agora Slab. He also created the Cyrillic potato print typeface Soil (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Destiny Franks

Ann Arbor, MI-based designer of a colorful display typeface in 2017. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dhay Almindeel

During her studies at the University of Dammam in Saudi Arabia, Al Jubayl Industrial City-based Dhay Almindeel designed a colorful decorative typeface (2018) that was inspired by the geometric patterns found in Turkish rugs and carpets. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Diana Hlevnjak

Zagreb, Croatia-based designer of the vector fonts Animal Typography (2016), Drop Cap (2016, colorful flower-themed initials) and Blurred (2016).

In 2017, she designed Spring Alphabet and Modern Tribe. Behance link. Creative Market link. Her company is called Polar Vectors. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Diego Antelo

Madrid-based designer of a colorful geometric solid typeface (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dima Karlov

Graphic designerr in Moscow who made a colorful Cyrillic stencil alphabet dedicated to Neville Brody (2015). Other typefaces for Latin and Cyrillic include Hollow Pixels (2015), Adhesive Tape (2015), and Multicolore (2015, a rounded sans done for his graduation). He also designed the pictograms Olympic Gods (2015) and Sportsmen (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

DJR Type
[David Jonathan Ross]

DJR Type (Conway, MA, and before that, Deerfield, MA, and before that Los Angeles, CA, and before that, Lowell, MA) stands for David Jonathan Ross Type. Originally from Los Angeles, he was a student at Hampshire College in Amherst, MA, where he studied information design and typographic tradition. In 2007, he joined Font Bureau as a junior designer and was assisting with custom projects and expanding Font Bureau's retail library. Soon after that, het set up DJR Type. In 2016, DJR Type joined Type Network and pulled all his typefaces from MyFonts. He also runs Font of the Month Club.

In 2018, he was the tenth winner of the Charles Peignot Prize. His typefaces:

  • Manicotti (2010). An ultra reversed-stress Western saloon style typeface that won an award at Modern Cyrillic 2014. DJR Manicotti won an award at TDC2 2007. For a free lookalike, see Plagiacotti (2009, Saberrider).
  • Lavinia.
  • Climax Text (2006) is a text and display series that was designed for Hampshire's student newspaper.
  • Trilby (2009, Font Bureau). Trilby is based on a 19th century French Clarendon of wood type fame.
  • Condor (2010, Font Bureau). This is a 60-style art deco family.
  • Turnip (2012) is an angular and manly text face, also published at Font Bureau.
  • In 2013, Ross revived Nebiolo's Forma for the redesign of Hong Kong Tatler, a fashion mag, supervised and commissioned by Roger Black, who was then based in Hong Kong. Read about the whole process in this piece by Indra Kupferschmid. Page specially dedicated to DJR Forma.
  • Bungee (2013, Google Fonts) won an award at TDC 2014. This homeless typeface, which comes in Regular, Hairline, Inline, Outline and Shade versions, is free: Bungee is a font family that celebrates urban signage. It wrangles the Latin alphabet to work vertically as well as horizontally.
  • In 2014, David Jonathan Ross created the formidable 168-style programming font family Input (Font Bureau). Input is free for private use. It won an award at Modern Cyrillic 2014 and in the TDC 2015 Type Design competition.
  • Gimlet (2016). A 112-style Opentype family loosely based on Georg Trump's 1938 typeface, Schadow, and advertized as funky and functional. Ross writes: Gimlet is half Schadow, half imagination, and nothing else. And like its namesake beverage, Gimlet is a a little tart, a little sweet, and can really pack a punch.
  • Fern Micro (2014, Font Bureau). A Venetian typeface designed for screen.
  • Output Sans.
  • Fit (2017, by David Jonathan Ross and Maria Doreuli). A tall black display family that runs from ultra-compressed to very wide. It screams Use me for the Oscars! Fit was first developed as a variable font. It won an award at Granshan 2017.
  • DJR Lab, or Lab Variable (2017), is a free pixelish variable font.
  • Under miscellaneous, we find an untitled French Clarendon and an untitled semi-serif.
  • Font of the Month Club fonts from 2017: Nickel, Roslindale (Roslindale is a text and display serif that takes its inspiration from De Vinne, a Victorian oldstyle typeface named for the nineteenth century printer and attributed to Gustav Schroeder and Nicholas Werner of the Central Type Foundry), Zenith (blackboard bold), Crayonette, Bild (a compressed headline font), Pappardelle (spaghetti Western style), Roslindale Text, Klooster.
  • Font of the Month Club fonts from 2018: Extraordinaire, Rhody, Output Sans Hairlines, Rumpus Extended, Roslindale Light, Merit Badge (a variable color font).
  • A tech type virtuoso, he charmed me with his art deco variable font Extraordinaire (2018) that was influenced by the diamond-shaped forms found in the center of the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Speaker at ATypI 2016 in Warsaw and at ATypI 2017 in Montreal. Klingspor link. Home page. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Donald Tarallo
[Tarallo Design]

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Edouard Spriet

Graduate of L'École de communication visuelle in Lille, France, ca. 2014. Creator of the angular wedge serif titling caps typeface Ceremony (2015, with influences of stone cutting), the cursive typeface Unanime (2014) and the hybrid font Asylum (2015). Together with Clement Gillard, he created the rounded organic sans typeface Kimono (2015) for wayfinding applications---it uses the circle as a basic building block and is developed with chromatic use in mind.

Typefaces from 2016: Cineris (an all caps lapidary typeface).

Typefaces from 2017: Resonance. Behance link. Another URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

El Universo Sael
[Jose Alfonso]

Buenos Aires, Argentina-based designer of the color font Enterline (2018, with Alejandro Paul at Sudtipos). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Elemasele Studio

Graphic design studio in San Salvador, El Salvador, founded by Laura Avila and Luis Sagastume. Designers of the geometric caps typeface Impossible (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Elisabetta Vedovato

Graphic designer in Milan, Italy, who created a colorful all caps collage alphabet in 2017. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Emoji

Emoji is the Japanese term for the picture characters or emoticons used in Japanese electronic messages and webpages. The word literally means picture (e) letter (moji). The characters are used much like emoticons. Some emoji are very specific to Japanese culture, such as a bowing (apologizing) businessman, a typeface wearing a typeface mask, a white flower used to denote "brilliant homework" or a group of emoji representing popular foods: ramen noodles, dango, onigiri, Japanese curry, and sushi. The three main Japanese operators, NTT DoCoMo, au, and SoftBank Mobile (formerly Vodafone), have each defined their own variants of emoji.

Some emoji character sets have been incorporated into Unicode, allowing them to be used outside Japan. Emoji have started appearing in Gmail (accessed via Google Labs). Several SMS applications for Android powered phones also provide plugins that allow the use of Emoji. Apple's Mac OS X operating system supports emoji as of version 10.7 Lion with the Apple Color Emoji typeface. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Emoji and Unicode

Quoting wikipedia: Hundreds of Emoji characters were encoded in the Unicode Standard in version 6.0 released in October 2010 (and in the related international standard ISO/IEC 10646). The additions, originally requested by Google (Kat Momoi, Mark Davis, and Markus Scherer wrote the first draft for consideration by the Unicode Technical Committee in August 2007) and Apple Inc. (whose Yasuo Kida and Peter Edberg joined the first official UTC proposal for 607 characters as coauthors in January 2009), went through a long series of commenting by members of the Unicode Consortium and national standardization bodies of various countries participating in ISO/IEC JTC1/SC2/WG2, especially the United States, Germany, Ireland (led by Michael Everson), and Japan; various new characters (especially symbols for maps and European signs) were added during the consensus-building process.

The core emoji set as of Unicode 6.0 consists of 722 characters, of which 114 characters map to sequences of one or more characters in the pre-6.0 Unicode standard, and the remaining 608 characters map to sequences of one or more characters introduced in Unicode 6.0. There is no block specifically set aside for emoji. The new symbols were encoded in seven different blocks (some newly created), and there exists a Unicode data file called EmojiSources.txt that includes mappings to and from the Japanese vendors' legacy character sets. [Google] [More]  ⦿

EmojiOne COLR/CPAL

EmojiOne font in COLR/CPAL layered format. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Estudio Cao
[Lucaz Mathias]

Lucaz Mathias (Estudio Cao, Jacarei, Brazil) designed the blackboard bold art deco typeface family Bink (2012), the experimental typeface Tupiaria (2015), and the gorgeous colorful ornamental caps typeface Latinidad (2015).

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

Evgeniy Bobrov

Designer of HandDrawn Cute Funky (2016), Glitch (2016), Glossy Golden Metal (2016), Black Newspaper Letters (2016), Colorful Newspaper Letters (2016, ransom note font), Isometry (2016), Hand-Drawn Dirty Ink Font (2015), Lighting Bulb Pixel (2015) and Retro Type Grunge Font (2015). In 2016, he published Bright Red Neon Letters, Bright Realistic Neon Letters (vector format), Decorative Red Font (EPS format) and Transparent Letters With Long Shadow (vector format).

Typefaces from 2017: Medieval Inventor Sketches, Braille, Vintage Hippie Alphabet, Sign Language Interpreter Font, Blueprint Style. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ewelina Gaska

Warsaw-based graphic designer, who created the free dry brush typeface Mazak and the experimental decorative caps typeface New Color Font in 2015. In 2018, she designed a gorgeous abstract multiline poster alphabet. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fabian Fischer

Ravensburg, Germany-based designer of the vintage poster typeface Bearmountain (2016), the formal calligraphic script typeface Marlow Script (2016), and the hand-crafted Lakewood (2016).

Typefaces from 2017: Colorful Cleo (a hand-stamped color font), Stamped Stanley, Sunderland (monoline script), Old Brighton Typewriter, Declarity (eroded), Change The Channel (grungy), Southwell (monoline script). Creative Market link. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fabrika de typos
[Marcio Hirosse]

Fabrika de typos is a Brazilian fondry run by Marcio Hirosse (b. 1969) in Sao Paulo. He made Destroyer (2007, splatter grunge), Helena (2007), Boogaloo (2006), Casual (2006), Expedito (2006), Impresso (2006), Club (2006), Qualque Coisa (2006), Pig (2006), Boogaloo, Casual, Error (2006), Sherley XXX (2006), Thailandesa (2006, Thai simulation face), Expedito, Impresso, Club (2006, stencil), Ferrugem (2006, grunge), Qualque Coisa (2006), Saco de Pao (2006, grunge), Clean (2006, experimental), Poesie Noire (2006, a great multiline calligraphic face), Fuck You Las Vegas (2005), Serial Killer (2004, bloodied Arial), Tragedia (2004), Font Macabra (2004), Font Abuso (grunge), Font Cartaz (2004, stencil face), and Font Mexicana. He created Ballom (psychedelic), Anarchy, Macabra, Cartaz, Crash, Tragedia, Abuso, Estragou de novo (1999), Sucata Special, Brother Bear, Floppy Disk, Punk Dingbats (2004-2005, destructionist typefaces), Swiss AntiNormal (2005), Jooy (2007, grunge), Deusdeti (2007, double script), Deux ex Machina (2007, blackletter-inspired), Comunista (2007, constructivist), BONDAGE-DEMO-VERSION (2007), CASULO-DEMO (2007), D-E-S-T-R-O-Y-E-R-D-E-M-O-V-E-R-S-I-O-N (2007), GARTEN-VON-DORNEN-BLACK---DEMO-VERSION (2007), GARTEN-VON-DORNEN-DEMO-VERSION (2007), Load (2007, grunge), LYSSA-DEMO-VERSION (2007), MUMIA-DEMO-VERSION (2007), OFF-SET---DEMO-VERSION (2007, grunge), Pig (2006, rough stencil typeface), PLEASURES-DEMO-VERSION (2007), Querencia-Army-DEMO-VERSION (2007), TETARIA (2007), FDT Sodomy (2008, blackletter), FDT Carreto (2008), all freely downloadable.

In 2017, he created the colored Memphis-style typeface Denoise.

Commercial typefaces: Circus de Terror, Rapariga (curly), Indiana, Hard Core, Iemanjai, Disorder, Joy, Deusdeti, Deux ex Machina, Comunista, Destroyer, Off Set, Pleasures Poesie Noire, Helena, Base, Clean, Casulo, Serial killer.

Creations in 2012: Big Pig, Suicidal Tendencies.

In 2015, he made FDT Wonderland.

Dafont link. Yet another URL. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Faitotoro

Designer of the EPS format children's font Pastel (2015), Masking Tape Alphabet (2015), and Donut Vector Font (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Feel Free Design
[Jelena Gagic]

Belgrade, Serbia-based designer of the square-shaped experimental typeface Lena's Font (2013) and the colorful geometric solid typeface Geometry (2015). Jelena can best be described as a minimalist artist and illustrator. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Felicia Rotert

Locust Grove, OK-based lettering artist who designed the free color all caps typeface Harmony and the free hipster color font Naive in 2017. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fernando Haro

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Ampuero and Laredo, Spain-based designer (b. 1971) who set up deFharo. Creator of the monoline sans typeface Depez (2011), Fabada (2011), and the free monoline geometric sans typeface La Chata (2011). La chatte, in French? Maybe not.

In 2011, he made the monoline organic sans typeface Lerótica (free at OFL).

In 2012, he created Nabatea (stone chisel typeface), V de Vacia (a grungy outline face), Sabática (organic), the straight-edged data style typeface Gabardina, the grotesk typeface A Bebedera, the shadow typeface B de Bonita, D Puntillas, and the deconstructed Qebrada.

In 2013, he designed Yacarena Ultra, H.H. Agallas, Nacimiento (a dymo label font), J Airplane Swash (a psychedelic typeface named after Jefferson Airplane), CA Garrutas (grunge), CA Gatintas (grunge), I Am Telefono (the largest phone dingbat and scanbat typeface on earth), Wach Op-Art (kaleidoscopic icons), K.O. Activista, I Am Hueca, X Template (stencil), H.H.Samuel (rounded sans), U2 Metalona (a beautiful white-on-black display face), M F Plexus Italic, J.M. Nexus Grotesque (an "thin inline" fat grotesque), Wachinanga, Tabaquera, Pabellona (grunge), El Pececito (video game font), the poster typeface Hobby of Night (OFL), H2O Shadow (outline version of Fabada), Zabatana Poster (a didone-inspired poster font), Oaxaquena Tall, Yacimiento (wood style wedge serif), and Rabanera.

Typefaces from 2014: Babalusa Cut, A Cuchillada, Sabandija (a plump round display typeface), F2 Tecnocratica, F1 Secuencia Quad (pixel face), La Pejina FFP (bilined), Tabaiba Wild, Gabachita (ultra-condensed rounded sans).

Typefaces from 2015: Tabarra Pro (Swiss style sans family for Latin, Cyrillic and Greek), A Sogra Ruth (ultra-condensed art deco), Gaban (an outline version of Tabardo), Tabardo (a heavy blocky font), Wacamoler Caps (a Tuscan typeface inspired opening credits of the Western movie Winchester '73 directed by Anthony Mann in 1950), Ubicada (condensed geometric sans), Rabiosa (neurotic font), Zacatecas (condensed shaded sans), F3 Secuencia Round, La Babaca (a powerful black condensed sans in the style of Impact), Obcecada Sans + Serif (condensed with almost disappearing descenders), Eacologica Round Slab (a nice commercial font with an incomplete set of numerals), Palim Script (curly), Vacaciones (signage face), de La Cruz.

Typefaces from 2016: Yugoslavia (calligraphic), Love Box (stencil), Cienfuegos (connected retro script named after the Cuban her Camilo Cienfuegos), Gaitera Ball (round fat script), The Black Box (a retro banner font), Durum Kebab (shadow sans), Jolgoria In Town (script), Yerbaluisa (signage script), Escobeta One (brush script), Posteratus Rex, Bastardilla (a cursive font), Rotulona Hand, The Juke Box (retro juke box lettering), Angelique Rose (connected monoline script), Promenades, Bucanera (a swashbuckle font), Lucemita, Panama Road (a casual calligraphic font), Deslucida, Disoluta, Sucesion Slab, Tabarra Pro Round, Qebab Pro Shadow, Monserga (white on black), Indulta SemiSerif.

Typefaces from 2017: Partizano Serif (a retro poster font; free demo), Jack Stanislav (a great condensed movie poster font), Fontanero (rounded fat sans), Yonky (fat slab serif), Zigzageo, Libertatus (manual serif fonts based on a Czech poster from 1935), Libertatus Duas (slab serif), Flamante Sans, Flamante Serif, Flamante (Round, SemiSlab, Stencil, Seca, Cairo, Roma), Seisdedos Dead (rough stencil fonts), Neo Latina (stencil), Carta Magna (blackletter), La Sonnambula (signature script), Bola Ocho (an eightball font), Clandestina (textured, layered), Acratica (signage script), Penitencia Inline, Autarquica (outlined vernacular style), Caminata One (shaded signage typeface), Sin Razon (wedge serif), Glotona Black and White (a layered tattoo style font duo), Glotona Dots (the textured versions of Glotona), 6th Aniversario, Tribal Box (squarish sans, with tattoo ornaments and a great environment for borders), Candy Pop (bubblegum font), Sargento Gorila (army stencil font), Libertinas + co (a curly calligraphic script; the free version has no numerals).

Typefaces from 2018: Txuleta deco (a striped art deco typeface), Coltan Gea (slab serif), Getho Semi Sans, Cowboys (a Tuscan typeface), Drystick Geo Grotesk, Diezma, Grifa Slab, Coltan Gea (slab serif family), Paloseco (geometric and grotesk), Stoica (a color SVG font), Letrera Caps (a rounded square style layered and color font that pays homage to the sans serif inline genre), Enagol Math (a condensed rounded slab serif based on carefully applied mathematical ratios), Heptal, Velocista, Octagen Condensed, Octagen Black, Sextan Serif, Sextan Cyrillic, Quickat (signage script), Octagen (condensed sand with short descenders), Wolframia Script (flowing handwriting), Pentay Slab, Pentay Sans, Pentay Book, Cuatra, Judera (Flat and Ring: monospaced, unicase and totally sqaurish), Quotus (slab serif), Tripleta Grotesk (a 16-style geometric sans family).

Creative Market link. OFL link. Behance link. Dafont link. Devian tart link. Abstract Fonts link. Fontspace link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

FontLab

A major font editor originally marketed by Pyrus, which also published TypeTool, BitFonter, AsiaFont Studio, TransType, FONmaker, ScanFont, FontFlasher, SigMaker, and CompoCompiler. It acquired Fontographer. This popular commercial font editor can be used for designing and editing glyps, drawing type, kerning, spacing, and hinting. FontLab VI was released in December 2017. It covers multi-color and variable fonts on both Mac and Windows. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fontself
[Pierre Terrier]

Lausanne and/or Paris-based type site related to a project conceived and designed by two graphic designers, Franz Hoffman and Pierre Terrier from studio koilinen, and a software developer, Marc Escher. A quote: It provides the ability to create fonts that preserves the gestures of a given handwriting and the original look of the drawing appliance (ball-point pen, pencil, ink, paper, etc.)

Fontself allows one to make fonts directly in Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop. It appears that one can create, with their commercial software an Opentype font by simple dragging and dropping an image with the individual letters. It works on both Mac and Windows. This, in turn can be used to simulate handwriting. Fonts (format unclear, not downloadable) include grunge typefaces (Agrotesk, Linexspray), handwriting (Psycho, Mascara, Meriem, Bic, Ehcadnarac, Manu, Signo, Manuscript), and scanned text typefaces (Baskerville, Garabig, Franklin Multi, Sabon, Gothique, Dido). Fontself also provides an editor for creating color fonts. Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fontself on color fonts

Fontself, which sells a color font editor, xplains the history of color fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fontself's Color Fonts Collection

Fontself's collection of color fonts on Creative Market, started in 2017. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Freizer

OpenType-SVG color font. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Frisk Web
[Lukasz and Wojciech Bachur]

Lukasz and Wojciech Bachur are the Szczecin, Poland-based designers of Mister Poster (2013, ornamental caps), Mrs. Doodle (2013), Up To Date (2013), Handyman (2013), Ship's painter (2014: brush), Herbarium (2014: plant dingbats), Rama (2013), Shaken (2014), Hooray (2014), Linesman (2014, a sketched typeface), Tile Tale (2014, a system for layering and coloring fonts), Mitty (2014, a poster font), Tinta Negro (2015), Unpoco Loco (2016, hand-crafted), Ships Painter (2017, by Lukasz Bachur), sansevieria (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fulton Fonts

London, UK-based designer of the colored typeface Logo (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gabriela DiSarli

Long Beach, CA-based illustrator. Designer of a textured colored decorative typeface called Thai (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gala Studio
[Lilia Chak]

Gala Studio (Israel) was founded by Galina Bleikh and Lilia Chak. Lilia Chak is an artist and designer, b. Saint Petersburg, Russia. She graduated from the Stieglitz St. Petersburg State Academy of Art and Industry. Since 1990, she lives in Jerusalem. In 2015, Lilia created the acrylic brush typeface Pink, 3D Ink, the crayon fonts Orange Oil Pastel and Red (based on watercolors), the sketched typeface ABC Handwritten, the watercolor brush typefaces Red Handdwritten, Black Handwritten, Blue Handwritten and Green Handwritten, Bold, the brush typeface Ink, and the sketch font Chalk Expressive.

Typefaces from 2017: GS Candy Melt (by Galina Bleikh and Lilia Chak), GS Slim One (by Galina Bleikh and Lilia Chak: a great font for in-store advertizing), GS Slim One Bestiary (by Galina Bleikh and Lilia Chak), Escapism, Candy Melt (a colourful candy store / bubblegum / children's book font).

Creative Market link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Genilson Lima Santos

Genilson Lima Santos is the Salvador, Brazil-based designer (b. 1985, Bahia) of Stilu (2015, sans), Jenelson (2006), the stroked font Styllo (2007), the brushy Carybe (2011), the all caps sans typeface Linna (2016), the display typeface Victorine (2016), the rounded sans family Baldini (2016), the high-contrast all caps Cellophane (2016), the text typeface Petralina (2016), the rounded Bauhaus-inspired sans typeface family Rosa Maria (2016), the multicolor layerable rounded poster typeface Buba (2016), the free wide unicase sans typeface family Urucungo (2016), and the semi-didone display typeface Salinas (2016).

Typefaces from 2017: Hibiscus, Blackye (a delicious black rounded sans for Latin, Greek and Cyrillic), Somma (geometric sans), Tryal (formal calligraphic), Love Moon, Urbanpolis (sans).

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

Geno Spasov

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK-based designer of the free colorful multiline typeface Olympic Font (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gina Dalto

Minneapolis, MN-based designer of the children's alphabet Animal ABCs (2016). Shae also created the multicolor typeface RGB Type (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gluk Fonts
[Grzegorz Luk]

Grzegorz Luk, aka Gluk, is a Polish type designer (b. 1973). Type catalog in 2010.

Creator of the free artsy font Wanta (2008), of Resagnicto (2010), of Rawengulk (2010), of Rawengulk Sans (2011), of Reswysokr (2011), of the bold slab serif typeface Zantroke (2011), and of the free calligraphic typefaces Odstemplik (2009), promocyja (2008) and Konstytucyja (2008).

He published the elegant serif family Foglihten (2010), which includes the inline typefaces Foglihten No. 1 (2011), Foglihten Fr02 (2011), Foglihten No. 3 (2011) and Foglihten No. 4 (2012). The latter is inspired by the Polish Constitution of May 3, 1791. Foglihten Petite Caps Black (2012) and Foglihten Black PCS (2012) are high-contrast fat didone typefaces, minus the ball terminals. The series continues with Foglihten No. 6 (2012) and Foglihten No. 7 (2013).

Qumpellka No 12 (2011) is a flowing italic. Opattfram01 (2011) is a dingbat typeface with onamental patterns. The Okolaks family (2008) has a bit of an art deco feel. It covers East-European languages as well as Cyrillic. Sportrop (2008) is a neat multiline face. Gputeks (2008) is a delicate decorative face. Szlichta07 (2008) on the other hand is an experimental typeface based on tilting the horizontal edges about ten degrees up. Kawoszeh (2008) is a curly Victorian pre-art nouveau face. Spinwerad (2009) and Itsadzoke S01 (2010) and Itsadzoke S02 are display didones. Znikomit (2011) is an impressive lachrymal hairline slab face. See also Znikomit No. 25 (2012) and Znikomit No. 24 (2012; image by Benjamin Frazzetto).

Creations from 2012: Charakterny, Garineldo, Mikodacs (an Impact-like black display sans), Yokawerad (a didone headline face), Resagokr, Nikodecs, Garineldo SC.

Typefaces from 2013: Etharnig, Namskin, Namskout (a layered heavy display face), Prida 65 (spurred antique face), Ketosag, Prida 61, Gatometrix, Glametrix, Gallberik.

Typefaces from 2014: VECfont FogV4, EtharnigV (a bi-colored font), Risaltyp, Wabroye, Kleymissky, Sortefax (an outline font with engraved versions as on dollar bills), Dragerotypos (blackboard bold), Resamitz.

Typefaces from 2015: Prida 36, Sudegnak No. 3 (script), Vecfont Sudegnak (cartoonish), PridaEn (a vector font for color), Prida S4, Prida01, Prida02 Calt.

Typefaces from 2016: BroshN, Tofimpelik (+Candy), Prosh3, Digitalt, Agreloy (a lovely curly Victorian typeface), Gluk Mixer (ransom note font), Fogtwo No 5.

Typefaces from 2017: Prosh 4B (a variable color font), BroshK2 (an origami style color font, in OpenType SVG format), Fuetargio (a multiline bejeweled typeface).

Typefaces from 2018: Rostef (all caps titling typeface), Fogthree.

Dafont link. Digart link. Fontspace link. Dafont link. Open Font Library link. Scribus Stuff link. Fontspace link. Kernest link. Abstract Fonts link. Behance link. Font Squirrel link. Klingspor link. Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Google's PNG Images

In 2013, Google proposed its solution for color fonts based on PNG-format images for the glyphs of a font. While this is great because of the number of images is only limited by one's creativity, there is a scaling problem before pixelization will be visible. In the Opentype CBDT/CBLC tables, the images are stored, bloating up the font file. The standard uncolored glyph table, GLYF, should not be present. Hence there is no way to fall back if CBDT/CBLC is not supported. As of 2014, it is already implemented in FreeType, which is used on Android and Linux. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Graphic Spirit

Designer of these typefaces in 2018: Anaglyph Isometric (2018: an OpenType SVG color font), Claretta Brush (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Greyletter
[Neil Patel]

Greyletter is Neil Patel's type foundry in Portland, Maine, est. 2009. It morphed into Tetradtype in 2016. Neil Patel is a semiconductor process engineer who was introduced to type design by his wife, a graphic designer. His typefaces:

  • Pinion Display (2010). A Victorian display face.
  • Dynatherm (2013). A custom sci-fi stencil font for Cartoon Network's Toonami programming block.
  • Rieux (2013). Neil writes: Named after the steadfast doctor from Albert Camus' The Plague, Rieux is an even-tempered slab-serif that is confident without being cocky and approachable without being casual. The aesthetic of Rieux is inspired by the industrial age. While the design is not directly derived from typefaces of that era, the shapes of letter-forms are informed by images of over-sized steel machines and the monolithic brick buildings that housed them.
  • Grafton Titling (2014). A classical lapidary titling typeface.
  • Custom fonts: Inside Voice (2014, for IDEXX Laboratories), Hugo's (2014: a logotype for Hugo's in Portland).
  • Texttile (2014). A system of heavy sans titing typefaces for chromatic overlays and simulating textile textures.
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Grzegorz Luk
[Gluk Fonts]

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Guna Desk
[Guna Seelane]

Electrical engineer and designer in Chennai, India, who created the colorful typeface Velaikkaran (2017). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Guna Seelane
[Guna Desk]

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Harbor Type
[Henrique Beier]

Henrique Beier (Harbor Type, Porto Alegre, Brazil) is the designer of the excellent angular semi-calligraphic text typeface Garibaldi Regular, which won an award at Tipos Latinos 2014. In 2015 it was extended to a great 7-style typeface family. He writes: Garibaldi is a text typeface based on humanist calligraphy. It started with a desire to learn more about the origin of the strokes on humanist typefaces. It features a 20 degree axis, medium contrast based on translation and expansion, asymmetric serifs, and terminals related to the broad nib stroke.

In 2014, he created the free font Densia Sans, which is condensed and has a tall x-height and some contrast. Graviola (2014) is a soft sans family, with possible applications in information design and wayfinding. It won an award at Tipos Latinos 2016.

In 2016, he published Graviola Soft, an even softer version. He also published the fresh corporate sans typeface family Malva, which can be recognized by the typically Latin American curvy tail on the lower case a and l. Winner at Rocher, a wonderful layered stone emulation font, Flintstone style. It won an award at Tipos Latinos 2018. He has a free variable color version with bevel and shadow axes, Rocher Color (2018).

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Harrild & Sons

British printing company founded by Robert Harrild (1780-1853) in London. They published a book with chromatic wood types in 1906. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hazel Nguyen

During her studies in Madrid, Spain, Hazel Nguyen designed the colored wooden block / geometric solid color typeface Creario in 2017. She also designed the squarish typeface Glime (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hello Velocity

Hello Velocity is a digital brand identity studio based in New York and Boston, founded by ex-RISD classmates Kevin Wiesner, Lukas Bentel and JS Tan. In 2018, they published the free color font Brand New Roman, which consists of colored company logos. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Henrique Beier
[Harbor Type]

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Henry Becker

As a student at MICA, Baltimore, MD-based Henry Becker designed the moiré-pattern typeface Chromogenic in 2015. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Houston Quispe

During her studies in Lima, Peru, Houston Quispe created the colorful connect-the-dots typeface Pntgrph (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hugh van der Lande

During his studies at London College of Communications, Hugh van der Lande designed the colorful geometric solid typeface Brixton Village (2016) and the chromatic typeface Hacker (2017). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

HyangHan Joo

Seoul, Korea-based designer of an all caps Latin color typeface in 2017 during his studies at Konkuk University. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Igor Petrovic

Graphic designer from Belgrade, Serbia, who now works at Rainy Dot in Berlin. He created these typefaces:

  • The free rounded layered vector format typeface Zujal (2013).
  • The rounded monoline sans typeface Postcard (2015).
  • Popsky (2015). A wonderful popart font described as constructivism wearing sunglasses. Published as a color font at Fontself.
  • Prota Basic (2015) and Prota Standard (2016). A rounded sans inspired by Scandinavian industrial design.
  • At Typeclinic 12th International Type Design Workshop in 2016, he designed the rounded sans typeface Soberlin.
  • Mempix (2017). A great multicolor font made with Fontself. Its design is influenced by the Memphis Group.
  • Lesbos Pen (2018) and Lesbos Multicolor (2018). This seems to be identical to his Olcino (2018). Perhaps Jack Roger who made a font called Lesbos in 2015, asked him to rename it.
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Ilona Repkina

Kyiv, Ukraine-based designer of Go Green (2017) and Snow (2017), and the Batik India Color Font (2017).

In 2018, she designed the decorative leaf (color) font Onferia, the Valentine's Day font Hots, and the hand-crafted typeface Doodling. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Infillism

Infillism is a new type design word coined by Stephen Coles. It refers to the creation of textured or derivative typefaces based on classical skeletons or outlines such as Helvetica. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ingrid Bourgault

For Ludovine Loiseau's course at ERG in Brussels, Ingrid Bourgault (b. Quebec) created the free font Brush Lettering One (2014, OFL), which is based on Eben Sorkin's Merriwaether Bold Italic (2013). In 2015, she drew an experimental alphabet based on the grid system of the excellent Belgian newspaper Le Soir [on par with De Standaard], and created an experimental multicolor modular typeface. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ink Drop

London-based designer of these hand-crafted typefaces in 2015: Newington (rough fat brush), Raid (rough brush), Evering, Stria, Buchanan (brush), Haight, Lytchett (hand-crafted blackboard bold), Jervis (sketched), Theydon, Quavery.

Typefaces from 2017: Blue Neon, CMYK (a color font), Popsicle (a color font), Emoji (a bitmap color font), Neon (a color OpenType font), Arrival (an arrival or departure signage font in colour OTF format).

Typefaces from 2018: Gold Foil (an SVG based opentype font). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Irina Danilyuk

Ukrainian designer of the colorful Geometric Alphabet (2016: vector format) and Funny Geometric Alphabet (2016). Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Isa Lloret

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

Iuliia Dakalova

Ekaterinburg, Russia-based designer of an EPS format brightly colored all caps font (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Iuliia Efanova

Aka Julia Musdotter. Russian creator of the vector format typefaces Alphabet With Stitches (2016), Green Wooden Game Alphabet (2016), and Orange (and other colors) Vector Stone Game Alphabet (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ivan Phillipov
[Neogrey]

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Ivan Y.R. Zhao

Graphic designer in Toronto, who created the avant garde typeface Roundtancle Sans (2014) and of Kolour (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ivanna Ivashka
[Ivanna Pleshkova]

Or Ivanna Pliskova. Moscow-based illustrator, who designed these decorative typefaces in 2018: Lazy Meow, Ivanka, Backstage (outlined, bilined), Watermelon (color font), Magnolia (floral caps) and Folk Kit. In addition, she drew several sets of floral and other icons, such as in her Romantic Collection. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ivanna Pleshkova
[Ivanna Ivashka]

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Jack Lloyd

London, UK-based designer of the colorful rounded sans typeface Prefecto (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jacob Hinman

Saint Augustine, FL-based designer of a multicolor geometric solid alphabet called Back to the Basics (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jamie Clarke
[Jamie Clarke Type]

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Jamie Clarke Type
[Jamie Clarke]

Jamie Clarke (Bristol and London, UK, and at some point, Sydney, Australia) creates illustrative type and lettering. He ran his own digital agency for ten years, and retrained after that period by studying type design at the University of Reading and letterpress at the St. Bride Foundation in London. His commercial typefaces include Brim Narrow (2015). He writes about this engraved layered typeface: Brim is inspired by antique woodtype and chromatic type from the 1800s. Its various styles stack together creating a variety of decorative combinations. Each layer can be assigned its own colour. The horizontal etching in some styles and subtle shadow effects can give the typeface the appearance of a vintage money font. In 2016, he added Brim Combined.

His commissioned led him to the Kelmscott Bakehouse K (2016), a decorative letter commissioned by Kelmscott Bakehouse and based based on William Morris's ats and crafts style.

Typefaces from 2017: Rig Shaded (a large 3d shaded typeface family---the best such collection available to date).

Typefaces from 2018: Shovel Knight Drop Caps (partial woodblock print alphabet), Rig Solid (a superb family of layered 3d fonts).

Author of the very informative article The Evolution of Chromatic Type (2017).

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Jasmine Barnes

During her graphic design studies at Huddersfield, UK, Jasmine Barnes created the geometric figure typeface Sally Trace (2013), which is named after artist Sally Trace. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Javier Royo
[Javirroyo]

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Javirroyo
[Javier Royo]

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

Jelena Gagic
[Feel Free Design]

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Jeremia Adatte

Lausanne, Switzerland-based type designer. He created Swissa Piccola (2012, an old typewriter font).

In 2014, he designed the multicolor layered typeface Bron and Bron Shadline. Bron is based on Zelek, designed in the early 1970s by Polish type designer Bronislaw Zelek at Mecanorma. This typeface was originally made for dry transfer lettering sheets. It is has been redrawn and refreshed by Adatte. Also in 2014, he created Day and Collins Logotype (2014, based on catchwords and fists fond in a 1910 wood type catalog by Day & Collins, London).

In 2015, he designed Marcel, an angular upright script typeface that was inspired by Jacno (1948) by French type designer Marcel Jacno.

In 2016, Jeremia designed Script Typewriter Rough, which is the very first complete cursive digital typewriter font ever made after the original 1960 Smith-Corona Electra 210 typewriter.

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Jesica Zuluaga

Cali, Colombia-based designer of a colorful experimental typeface dedicated to Andy Warhol (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jessica King

St. Louis, MO-based designer of the color font Chromatype (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jill Shah

Designer of Ice Cream Font (2015, multicolored geometric typeface). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jim Parkinson
[Parkinson Type Design]

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Joel Maillot

Designer in Albi and Toulouse, France, who created the didone display typeface Black Italic in 2014, and the blackletter Gothique, the wavy Dancing Font, Tape Font, Mosaique, the splendid Mono Gorille, Curiosité, the free geometric sans typeface Activitic, and the signage font Shibby in 2016.

In 2017, he designed Sharpness Grotesk.

Typefaces from 2018: Joplin (a free experimental pair of typefaces that play on positive and negative spaces), 518 (a free color font), Meta (a courageously named emoji-enriched free monoline rounded sans; I am sure that under pressure from FontShop, it was renamed 518 after a few weeks), Spectacle (free), Fracture (a free blackletter font). Behance link. Another URL. Yet another URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jose Alfonso
[El Universo Sael]

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José Augusto

Guayaquil, Ecuador-based designer of the experimental geometric typeface Geart (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Juan Guillermo Navarro Barrios
[Zilap (or: Mr. Zilap, or Zilap Estudio)]

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Juliana Ball

Designer at First Image (UK) of the 3d sans typeface Fiesta (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Juliana Pedemonte

Colorblok founder Juliana Pedemonte's illustration and motion graphic work first appeared on VH1, MTV and Nickelodeon Latin America in 2003. Born in Bahia Blanca, Argentina, she studied at the University of Buenos Aires. In 2018, with Alejandro Paul at Sudtipos, she designed the Memphis-style color font Ponche in 2018. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Juliy Art
[Juliya Kochkanyan]

Ukhta, Russia-based designer (b. 1989) of the 3d shadow typeface Funny Rails (2015). Her company is called JuliyArt. In 2017, she designed the textured (sketched) typefaces Yeti and Smoothies, Bebegul, the squarish Latin / Cyrillic typeface Zazoo, and Tribal.

Typefaces from 2018: Little Bear, Little Mouse (children's book font), Jimmy Timmy, Lazy Olov (a Scandinavian color font, plus dingbats). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Juliya Kochkanyan
[Juliy Art]

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Kaitlyn Hebden

Kaitlyn Hebden (Wells, ME) first studied at the University of Redlands in Redlands, CA, and then at the University of New South Wales in Sudnay, Australia. She designed the multicolored all caps typeface Liquid Bass during her studies in Sydney in 2015. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kajol Bhalerao

At Racahna Sansad College of Applied Arts and Craft, Mumbai-based Kajol Bhalerao designed the textured caps typeface Katti Batti (2018) and the Rajasthani dance-inspired color typeface Ghoomar (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Karishma Pinto

During her studies in Philadelphia, PA, Karishma Pinto designed a colorful geometric solid typeface (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kartika Wijaya Kosasih

Graphic designer in Singapore. Creator of Honk (2012), an ornamental caps typeface on the theme of musical instruments. She also designed the triangulated colored typeface Rainbow Puke (2012) and the geometric solid typeface Playful Type (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Katerina Yanchuk

Kiev, Ukraine-based designer of the rounded monoline color stencil font Yanchuk Kate (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kaustubh Adhav

Graphic designer in Pune, India. Designer of the rounded marker typeface Bublont (2017), which comes with shaded, outlined and coloured substyles. Behance link. Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

KB Studio
[Kourosh Beigpour]

Typefoundry in Los Angeles, CA, run by Kourosh Beigpour. Its typefaces:

  • K-B-Cuneiform (2012), a cuneiform typeface used in Order of Darius the Great (by R.M. Ghiasabadi, Shoor Afarin Pub).
  • Jomhuria (2015). A free Google Font for Persian/Arabic and Latin, suitable for headline and other display usage. The Arabic script was designed by Kourosh Beigpour, and the Latin was designed by Eben Sorkin. The font is engineered by Lasse Fister, and the technicalities build upon those developed by Khaled Hosny for his Amiri font. Github link.
  • Katibeh (2015-2016). A free Google web font for Arabic and Latin. Katibeh is a headline font based on the Naskh script, infused with some qualities of the Thuluth script. Arabic design by Kourosh Beigpour, Latin design by Eduardo Tunni, engineering by Lasse Fister. Github link. They write: Jomhuria is a dark Persian/Arabic and Latin display typeface, suitable for headline and other display usage. The name means republic, and the spark of inspiration for the design was a stencil of Shablon showing just a limited character set just for the Persian language without any marks, vowels or Latin glyphs. Shablon was designed 30 years ago in Iran, and is reinterpreted by Kourosh to incorporate contemporary techniques, aesthetics and of course some personal taste. While inspired by the spirit of Shablon, Jomhuria is a new typeface that stands on its own. Kourosh created an additional original Latin design that is tailored to harmonize with the aesthetics of the Persian/Arabic design. Open Font Library link.
  • Mirza (2015-2016). A free Google Font for Arabic based on the Naskh script. Github link.
  • Kanun and Kanun Chromatic (2015-2016). Arabic typefaces that won an award at Granshan 2017.
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Keegan Crawford

Durban, South Africa-based designer of the decorative plant-themed typeface iJusi Afrika (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kenley Tiesmeyer

During his stiudies at Chapman University, Kenley Tiesmeyer (Orange, CA) designed the color font Marble Sans (2017). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kimberly Mak

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia-based designer of the multicolor display typeface Divergence (2014), which was her graduation project at IACT College. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kirsty Shaw

During her studies at the Leeds College of Art, Kirsty Shaw designed a colorful geometric typeface, Party (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kourosh Beigpour
[KB Studio]

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Ksenya Kuznetsova
[Peliken]

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Laia Perez Aymerich

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

Laura Mays

During her studies in London, Laura Mays designed the mosaic typeface Whimsy Wall (2018), which has a color font style. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Leandro Castelao

Illustrator in Buenos Aires who heads Studio Castelao. In 2018, he designed Maquina at Sudtipos in cooperation with Alejandro Paul. Maquina is a geometric Memphis-style decorative color font. They explain: The package contains a normal OTF font in Black and White and 3 versions of colorfonts in SVG-OTF format. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Lena Gabelli

Lyon, France-based designer of the rounded sans color typeface Garage Solidaire (2017) and the color typeface Déplacement (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Leonardo Cabrera Balboa

Graphic designer in Luque, Paraguay, who created the chromatic number typeface Circus Numeros in 2015. [Google] [More]  ⦿

LGF Fonts (or LG Tipos)
[Manuel Lage]

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

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

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

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

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

Fonts from 2015: LGF Centelleo, LGF Cup.

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

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

Typefaces from 2018: Ornamentos Orlas y Vinetas.

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Liiame Surmont

Lille, France-based designer of the bicolored typeface Beans (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lilia Chak
[Gala Studio]

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Lina Shalaeva

Moscow-based designer of the Cyrillic connect-the-dots typefaces Eyeye (2015) and Fire Sans (2015), which were school projects at HSE Art and Design School. She also created thge colorful blocky typeface TwoPic (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Linda Moreno

Bogota, Colombia-based designer of the experimental colored typeface Infinite in 2018. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lisi Borriello

Or Elisabetta Borriello. Rome, Italy-based designer of the sci-fi typeface Blade Stencil (2015), a modular type created for a school project in Bolzano. In 2016 she designed the decorative bicolored typeface Flamingo. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lorena G

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

Lucaz Mathias
[Estudio Cao]

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Lukas Flekal

Graphic designer in Brno, Czechia. He made the striped vector format font Candy Type (215), and a wonderful coloful decorative caps alphabet called Flat Alphabet (2015) and the equally interesting Circular Stamp Retro Vector Type and Circular Stamp Marine Vector Icons. Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lukasz and Wojciech Bachur
[Frisk Web]

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Lynne Yun

Lynne Yun is a type designer based in Brooklyn who specializes in lettering and calligraphy. She holds a BFA from School of Visual Arts and a postgraduate certificate in typeface design from Type@Cooper. Lynne has worked with a broad range of clients (including Anheuser-Busch, Samsung, Sherwin-Williams and London Book Review to name a few) and held positions at Apple, Publicis, Deutsch, and is a full-time type designer at Monotype, starting in 2017. Speaker at TypeCon 2018. Her typefaces:

  • Trade Gothic Display (2017, Monotype). Two multi-layer display styles. Based on Jackson Burke's classic Trade Gothic (1948), and in particular, Trade Gothic Condensed Heavy, Trade Gothic Display adds five embossed, beveled, layerable and colorable styles.
  • Constant (2018). A playful didone inspired by a specimen from Constantin in 1834.
  • Ampersandist (2018). In the angular calligraphic style that characterizes the work of Oldrich Menhart and Villu Toots.
  • Walbaum (2018, Monotype ). Walbaum is a reimagined superfamily with 69 total fonts, in five optical sizes. Monotype writes: Walbaum was meticulously crafted by Monotype's Carl Crossgrove, Charles Nix, and Juan Villanueva to bring Justus Erich Walbaum's high contrast didone style masterpiece to the 21st century. Walbaum has over 600 glyphs with OpenType typographic features like small capitals, old style and lining figures, proportional and tabular figures, fractions and ligatures. Also included in the family are three decorative and ornament fonts. In the font's credits, Lynne Yun is also mentioned.
  • Trade Gothic Inline (2018, Linotype).
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Macy Rajacich

During her studies, Macy Rajacich (Minneapolis, MN) designed a wonderful all caps color alphabet (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Madame Tschissik

Paris, France-based designer of the color font Constellation (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mago Fonts
[Mariel Gornati]

Mariel Gornati (Mago Fonts, Bernal and/or San Rafael, Argentina) is the creator (b. 1988) of the connected script typeface Bacana (2013), Mago Script, the free ultra-condensed typefaces Ayres (2013) and Quinn (2012, hyper-condensed).

In 2016, we find her in San Rafael, Argentina. That year, she designed Bernal Sans and the romantic serif typeface Gorni.

Typefaces from 2017: Bernal Drop Caps (a color font), New Ayres.

Typefaces from 2018: Bolonqui (brushed).

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Maiia Ivanskaia

Illustrator in Saint Petersburg, Russia, who designed the hand-crafted typeface Betulla (2018) and the color font Funny (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Maja Brncic

Serbian designer of these vector format typefaces in 2015: Alphabet Buttons Type Machine, Alphabet Vector Neon Color, English Cream Alphabet, Flat Icons Alphabet, Alphabet Chalk Vector, Vector Alphabet Set White Shadow.

Typefaces from 2016: Neon Pink, Neon Green and Pink, Pink Color Neon, Pink Yelllow Neon, Ornament Font, Alphabet Paper Vector Pink, Colored Font Flat, Flat Font White And Grey, Minimalistic, Creative, 3D Vector Font, 3D Font, Pop Art Creative Fonts, Neon Buttons, Neon (ornamental caps), Love Letter, Love Alphabet (Valentine's Day vector fonts with superimposed hearts), Creative Fun Fonts, Colored Font Flat Design, ColorfulFontNeon, Old Style, Paint Colorful, Simple & Minimalistic, Colorful Metallic.

Typefaces from 2017: Pink, Silver, Minimalistic, Neon Modern, Sports, Cream Color, Font Trendy, Pink (White, etc.) with Shadow, Neon White Color Outline. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mantra Studio

Mexico City-based designer of Funky Letters (2018), a colorful geometric set of capitlas. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Manuel Lage
[LGF Fonts (or LG Tipos)]

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Marc Pe

San Sebastian, Spain-based designer of a colorful ornamental caps alphabet in 2016. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marcelo Magalhães Pereira
[Tipos Pereira Type Foundry]

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Marcin Pogorzelski

Calgary, Alberta-based designer of the free cartoonish color font Scratch Grotesk (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marcio Hirosse
[Fabrika de typos]

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Maria Dolgich

Maria Dolgich (Tomsk, Russia) created Astron (2013), a constellation connect-the-dots typeface, and the chromatic pixelish typeface Zoom Zoom Stage (2013). In 2015, she designed the chromatic typeface Jazzy, and in 2016 the 3d typeface Open Space and the experimental typefaces Sever and Ellipse.

In 2017, she added the variable width typeface More Or Less. In 2018, she developed the semi-pixel font Antipode and the slinky Gradient. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Maria Groenlund

Maria Grønlund is a Lystrup, Denmark-based digital artist who experiments with elaborate glyphs. She created, e.g., Embryo Letters (2013), Shredded Alphabet (2011), I See Numbers (2011).

In 2017, she published the plumpish color font Abelone at Fontself. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mariana Magalhaes

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil-based designer of the colored geometric solid typeface Convex (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marie Gauvrit

During her studies in Nantes, France, Marie Gauvrit designed a hand-crafted textured all caps typwface (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mariel Gornati
[Mago Fonts]

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Marina Popova

Aka Popmarleo Shop. Creator of these commercial typefaces: Modern Slim (2015, ultra-condensed sans), Cartoonish Narrow Alphabet (2014; colored and in EPS format). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Måns Grebäck
[Aring Typeface]

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Marion Boissières

Parisian architect and designer. Creator of the multicolored geometric poster typeface Literacy Day (2015, with Gabrielle Millecam), which was created for UNESCO's Day of the Alphabet. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marion Videlin Roy

During her studies in Nantes, France, Marion Videlin Roy created the alchemic typeface Aventura (2015) and the decorative caps typeface Kata (2015: created for the catalog of Grandir d'un monde à l'autre). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mark Foster

Graphic designer in Bristol, UK, who designed the colorful geometric solid typeface Mod in 2015. He also created various sets of icons for brands. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mark van Wageningen
[Novo Typo (was: Atelier van Wageningen)]

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Martin Laksman

Argentinian illustrator who is based in Buenos Aires. He studied at University of Buenos Aires. In 2018, together with Alejandro Paul at Sudtipos, he designed the color multiline font Popolare. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Matt Bailey

Bay City, MI-based designer of Spartan MB, a free seven-style font family that extends the single-weight League Spartan (2014, The League of Movable Type). Behance link. Fontsquirrel link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Matt Braun
[Wood Type Revival]

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Matt Lyon
[Matt Lyon]

London-based designer of the free typewriter font HammerKeys done for (at?) Max Factor in 1998. In 2017, he published the children's book color font Playbox at Fontself.

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Matt Lyon
[Matt Lyon]

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Max Infeld
[Xerographer Fonts]

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Mehvish Iqbal

Illustrator in Copenhagen, Denmark, who created the colorful 3d decorative caps typeface Imaginary in 2017. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Melissa DiRenzo

Toronto, Ontario-based art director. In 2014, she created a colorful decorative caps alphabet. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Michiel Terpelle

Arnhem, The Netherlands-based creator of Mahagony Script (2008, FontStruct), a calligraphic pixel script, and Excellent (2008, FontStruct), a kitchen tile typeface.

In 2014, he created DataBits, Maender (a multicolored font for children's books), and an untitled 3d prismatic typeface. In 2015, he created the grid-based typeface Metric Font.

FontStruct link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Microsft: OpenType SVG specs

Details and specifications for the SVG table in OpenType-SVG fonts, by Microsoft. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Microsoft's overlapped glyphs

Microsoft's solution for color fonts involves the creation of COLR/CPAL tables in Opentype fonts. Already implemented in 2014, each glyph has one or more accompanying color glyphs, and when they are overlapped they create the final colored glyph. Not as versatile as PNG images or SVG tables, Microsoft was the fastest out of the gate though---they already released their own implementation in Windows 8.1, and Mozilla is working on supporting this in Firefox. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Milton Magaña

San Salvador, El Salvador-based designer of the colorful all caps Reef Font (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Min-Joo Ham

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mira Khandpur

Designer in Brooklyn, NY, who created the circular compass-and-ruler virtual identity typeface Brooklyn Bridge Park in 2016. Its glyphs are sectioned for easy coloring and stretching. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mohamed Elharrak

Moroccan icon designer. He created the free icon font Smartphone Pro in 2018. Other icon fonts include Font Social Media, Social Media, Social Media Pro, Font 120 Icons, Font Hearts Love, Mandalas Pro, Nature Pro, Shapes Pro, Color Qatar, Color Germany, Color Saudi Arabia, Font Morocco Algeria, Font Color Germany, Color Morocco Algeria. Fontspace link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Monika Gause

Hamburg, Germany-based designer of the typeface Skribble Schrift (2014), Chair Design Alphabet (2016), and the free geometric solid color font Geometric (2017). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Morooj Habarah

Al Qatif, Saudi Arabia-based designer of the colorful display typeface Game Over in 2017. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mostafa El Abasiry

Alexandria, Egypt and Stockholm, Sweden-based creator of these Arabic typefaces in 2018: Mateen, Jadeer, Taiween, Lafeef (rounded), Tamema, Ikseer, Origami (a color font), Fenoon, Dahka, Tajreed, Oajoubi.

In 2017, he designed Etlalah, Tashabok, Olfah, Zahey, Alama, Takween (based on the Mashrequi writing style), Loabah, Makeen, Maheeb, Enferad, Paxalah (a pixelish Arabic typeface), Mozarkash (deco style).

Earlier typefaces: Fokaha (2016), Khetab (2016, Kufic), Taleeq (2016), Saiihah (2016, an experimental Arabic typeface), Ahaleel (2016), Inseyab (2016, a monoline Arabic typeface), Ostouri (2015, a heavy calligraphic Arabic typeface), Kaleem (2015, Arabic display typeface), Ebhaar (2015), Tarhaal (2015), Jazeel (2014), Hetaf (2014), Bareeq (2014), Tawasul (2014), Wahaj (2013), Bedayah (2013, a geometric Arabic typeface), Atyaaf (2013, a multiline display face), Aqlaam (2012, Arabic), Falak (2012, Arabic typeface), Ahlan (2012, Arabic typeface), the hairline Arabic typeface Khayal (2012), the fat octagonal typeface PolyFont (2012), the corporate typeface Tasreeh (2012), the comics book font Nokta (2012), Ekleel (2012), Friendo (2012), Retro Town (2012, free demo), and the pixel typefaces Kufigraph (2012), Raqami (2012) and Pixelogist (2012).

Arabic typefaces made in 2013: Fekrah, Fenoon (square Kufic style).

Creative Market link. Dafont link. Behance link. You Work For Them link for Scribo Studio. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mozilla and Adobe's SVG

Mozilla and Adobe joined forces when they proposed SVG tables for use in multicolor fonts. Bezier-based glyphs are thus replaced by SVG images. The SVG graphics language is quite powerful (almost like PostScript), and the images can be scaled for clean output. This format is supoorted in Firefox version 26 and higher, and is a persnal favorite of mine among the choices. However, one could also have achieved this by PostScript or by encoding the old Type 3 font format, and I am wondering if font design is not making a full circle back to something equivalent tp type 3. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Muhammad Ridha

Architect and designer in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, who created the hexagonally-patterned color font Space, the nervous display typeface Barcelona, the monoline script Brandy, the tattoo and metal band blackletter font Amstha, Twinkle (hexagonal texture), Premium Quality, Hightide (signage script), Asley Pages, Bold Grunge (a wood style Western font), Rabbit House, Strongbold (brush style), Cafeine, Seulanga (calligraphic), Sweet Bubble, Downhill, Architecture (technical writing font), Wisethink (rough brush), Emerald, Ghotic, Oakland (signage script), Strawberry Night (script), and the signature font Attitude in 2018. Graphicriver link. Creative Fabrica link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Multicoloure

OpenType-SVG color font based on Multicolore Vector Typeface. [Google] [More]  ⦿

MyFonts: Chromatic typefaces

MyFonts pages on the theme of chromatic type. See also here. A long list of chromatic typefaces. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nadejda K

Lettering artist in Moscow who designed the color SVG script font Primus in 2018. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nadya Cord

As a student at Jakarta Institute of Arts, Nadya cord designed the (color?) display typeface Zeidler46 (2018), which is named after the architect of the Wisma BNI 46 building in Jakarta. The pointy end of that building provided inspiration for the typeface. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nadzeya Vasilyeva

Minsk, Belarus-based designer of a colored textured EPS format Latin alphabet in 2017. She also designed various sets of icons. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nastya Sokha

During her studies in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Anastasiia Sokha designed an elaborate deco typeface called Memphis (2015). The name refers the Memphis Style promoted by the Memphis group in 1981, for whom decoration and styling was a game to combat austere modernism. They achieved this by combining flashy geometric shapes with bright colors. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Natasha Anisimova
[Sobaka Pavlova]

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Nazzar Saputra
[Craft Supply]

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Neil Patel
[Greyletter]

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Neogrey
[Ivan Phillipov]

Ivan Phillipov (Neogrey, also written as Ivan Filipov) has offices in Plovdiv, Bulgaria and Turkey. He designed the techno typefaces Research Remix (1993), Neogrey (2004) and Red October (2004, inspired by Soviet poster art; can be used for Cyrillic simulation; followed by Red October Stencil, 2009). Release Yourself (octagonal), Research Remix (rounded octagonal), Arkitech Light, Discophat and Neogrey Medium appeared in 2009. In 2011, he published Artitech Round and Syntha.

In 2012, the free round monoline typeface Syntha and the techno typeface Arkitech Medium were published. Multicolore (2012) is a free EPS-format round sans typeface for coloring (a monochromatic version is free in truetype format).

In 2013, he designed Arkitech Bold.

In 2014, he created the free roundish squarish typeface Ronduit (+Capitals).

Typefaces from 2015: Tricolore (multicolored rounded sans), Lausanne (a free font inspired by the Prada and Louis Vuitton fashion house logos).

In 2017, he designed a free color font called Color Tube.

Alternate URL. Dafont link. Fontspace link. Abstractfonts link. Behance link. Creative Fabrica link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Novo Typo (was: Atelier van Wageningen)
[Mark van Wageningen]

Mark van Wageningen is a Dutch type designer. Born in 1969, Mark studied graphic design at the Amsterdam Graphic School and at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam before he founded Novo Typo in 2012. Mark lives in Amsterdam. Novo Typo is the typefoundry of Atelier van Wageningen.

The display type Stavba (inspired by Rodchenko's constructivist lettering) appeared in 1994 as a part of his presentation for his final examination at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, and was later renamed Ärst. He continues making display types on his own account. He created the fonts Linotype Cerny (1995, caps only), Linotype Laika and Linotype Sjablony (a roughened stencil font) in 1997.

Fontshop and 2Rebels sell his Gagarin family (2000), which include Anna (constructivist and unicase), Boris, Christa, Dmitri (MICR), Eleno, Fjodor, Gregor, Hektor (stencil), Igor, Youri, Leonora (with Nele Reyniers), Magda (with Nele Reyniers), Ossip and Petrov (LED simulation). As he tells it, four Russians, Gustav Klucis, Vladimir Majakovski, Alexander Rodchenko en Gregory Rasputin each had an affair with Anna Gagarin, and out of all that came forth Boris, Christa, Dimitri, Elena, Fjodor, Gregor, Hektor, Igor, Jouri, Kurt, Leonora, Magda, Nina, Ossip, Petrov, Quirina, Rudolf and Sonia.

Atelier Van Wageningen made the curly typeface HC type (2010) for packaging.

Typefaces from 2012 include NT Lucien, NT Plakaty (poster font), NT Theo, the NT Gagarin family, NT Zkumavka (rough stencil based on stencils from the 1920s in Russia; first published in 1995-2002 at Two Rebels), NT Cornelia (wood type caps), NT Novo (with Novo Alla, Bila, Cela, Dada, Enno, Fika, Gigo, Halu (art deco)), Louis Douze and Therese Quatorze, Caren (a soft-edged corporate typeface for a Dutch women's organization, Vrouwen van Nu).

Typefaces from 2013: NT Guru (a layered ornamental type system), Sjiq (with a crazy roofed lower case s), and flower photographic typefaces such as Fall, Lily and Pure. Novo Typo also made several corporate typefaces.

Typefaces from 2014: NT Wolf (layered typeface), NT Yaki (hipster layered font family), NT Fest (a curly inline caps face).

Typefaces from 2015: NT Fata (a layered decorative font family), NT Rashmir (Indic simulation inspired by Sanskrit; styles Amal, Baya and Cyra), Bixa (Bixa Color minisite: a multicolored wood type; winner at TDC 2016 and ProtoType in 2016).

Creative Market link. Behance link. Linotype link. FontShop link. Another Behance link. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Nubefy
[Rosana Martinez]

Nubefy groups Ale Cota and Rosana Martinez. Based in Sao Paulo, Brazil, they designed the floral typefaces Spring Color (2018), Spring Noir (2018), Autumn Color (2018), Autumn Noir (2018) and Spring (2018), the decorative caps typeface Winter Light (2018), the wavy Copacabana (2017), the display typefaces Dark Forest and Green Forest (2017), the colorful Summer Bold (2017), Summer (2017), and Summer Light (2017, + dingbats). Home page of Rosana Martinez. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Oddsorts
[Charles Gibbons]

Oddsorts (est. 2015) is founded and run by type designer, teacher, and graphic designer Charles Gibbons (b. Lynn, MA). Chuck has partnered with various typefoundries such as Bitstream, Filmotype, Sideshow, Tart Workshop, Device, and Cultivated Mind. The Ciao Bella ornaments he designed with Cultivated Mind's Cindy Kinash represent the first commercially available auto-chromatic fonts: each font can be set in two colors. Working with Stuart Sandler and Crystal Kluge at Tart Workshop, he developed the method by which their Aya Script delivers its characteristic curlicue ribbons. His types grace book covers, greeting cards, film titles, museum façades, and the seal of the United States Copyright Office.

At Oddsorts, he published Bradley Wayside and Bradley Chicopee in 2015: Begun in 2000 as a wedding gift for the designer's wife and used privately for years, they're finally available to the public. The fonts were inspired by the masterful art nouveau lettering of Will H. Bradley, whose posters for Ault & Wiborg printing inks and Victor Bicycles continue to draw collectors after more than a century. Wayside and Chicopee expand the twenty-odd characters Bradley drew into a comprehensive multiscript system that includes modern Greek and extended Cyrillic alphabets, ordinals, automatic fractions, and ornaments.

Winooski (2015) is a fun cartoon typeface.

In 2016, Charles Gibbons and Cindy Kinash co-designed Ciao Bella. It features a hand-rafted copperplate script style, and several flower ornaments about which they write: The Ciao Bella ornaments he designed with Cultivated Mind's Cindy Kinash represent the first commercially available auto-chromatic fonts: each font can be set in two colors. What's truly innovative about Ciao Bella's ornaments is that most of the characters come in pairs that can be set in multiple colors without any stacking, layering, or aligning. They work in any application that supports kerning---even most word processors. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Olesia Skripak

Kaliningrad, Russia-based designer of the hand-crafted poster typeface Pumpkin (2016). It comes with a colored vector format set of letters. In 2017, she designed the children's book font Sunny Dino, and the hand-crafted Spring. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Olga Otryvanova

Chelyabinsk, Ri=ussia-based designer of the colorful decorative caps typeface Loki Color (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Olha Kostiuk

Kiev, Ukraine-based designer of Christmas Icons (2015), Linear Font (2015: a bilined typeface) and Colorful Bright Alphabet (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Olivier Maria

Graphic designer in Grenoble, who designed the squarish bicolored typeface Zibazouges and the stitching typeface Typoz in 2016. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Olly Corps

During his studies, Bath, UK-based Olly Corps designed the geometric solid color typeface Auto Colour (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Opentype SVG

Opentype SVG is a font format in which an OpenType font has all or just some of its glyphs represented as SVG (scalable vector graphics) artwork. This allows the display of multiple colors and gradients in a single glyph. Because of these features, type designers refer to OpenType-SVG fonts as color fonts. OpenType-SVG fonts allow text to be shown with these graphic qualities, while still allowing it to be edited, indexed, or searched. They may also contain OpenType features that allow glyph substitution or alternate glyph styles. Color fonts like Trajan Color Concept (Adobe) and EmojiOne Color (Adobe) appear just like typical fonts but the challenge is to bring out their full potential by widening the number of aplications and browsers that support them. [Google] [More]  ⦿

OpenType SVG tools

Tools and sample files for making OpenType-SVG fonts, at Github, by Adobe. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Parkinson Type Design
[Jim Parkinson]

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

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

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

View Jim Parkinson's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Patrick Seymour

Super-talented Montreal-based illustrator and digital artist. Home page. He created several modular typefaces in 2011.

In 2012, he created Muse, Gotham Streets (a prismatic typeface), Slinky, Stencil, Tulipe (counterless), Bad Billy (multilined, art deco), The Great Carnival (beveled caps), Web Font (prismatic), Jump Jump Font (octagonal), Fashion (a horizontally striped typeface), OK (prismatic), The Aviator (horizontally striped poster face), La Bonne Aventure (prismatic and slightly art deco), the rope-themed typeface Noeud Marin, the shaded boat name typeface Bleu Marine, the multiline caps typeface Origami, the moustache-inspired caps typeface Mous Type (ornamental moustache-shaped capitals), the multilined display typeface Empire, the hand-drawn Une Typo Faite A La Main, and the prismatic typeface Anabelypster. After a bout of salmonella, he created Intestino, still in 2012. In Motion (2012) is an awesome prismatic art deco typeface.

Images of his stunning work from 2011: i, ii, ii, iv, v, vi, vii, viii, ix, x.

His Cathédrale project (2011) starts from a squarish face and transforms it gradually into one that contains the features of a cathedral.

Creations in 2013: Shapes (geometric font), Gold Deco, Dentelle, Twist, Sleek (a thin slab serif), Say Say Say (multiline, prismatic, hypnotic), Metrick (a gridded typeface), Film Noir (an overlay type system), Tam Tam, Diner (a striped all caps typeface), Spot Light Font (prismatic), Flora, Bright Diamond, Incandescent, XVII (multilined display face), Konga (a multiline script), Shiny Diamond, Splash (paint font), Chicago (prismatic neon tube face), Taxi (a wonderful multiline typeface), Papale (religious symbology alphabet made to mock the papal system), Empreinte (pure op-art), Broken Arrow Font (multiline caps face), Liquid Paper Font, Sunset (prismatic), Boogie (Broadway-style art deco family), New Art Deco (prismatic art deco face), Poule de Luxe, Burnout (a prismatic typeface), Marble Maze Font, M Gagnon (ornamental caps influenced by the design work of Denis Gagnon).

FontStruct fonts: Test3 (2012), Jump Jump 2 (2012).

Typefaces made in 2014: Moiré, Decora, Magnetic, Noise (TV noise emulation), Yes (multilined font), Broderie (braided letters), SAS (multilined), Full House, Heart Font (prismatic), 1976 (inspired by the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal), Gold (prismatic art deco typeface), Lace, Bike.

Typefaces from 2015: Detour, Allie X, Grad Font, Duct Tape, Mint Julep (bilined art deco beauty), Hourglass, Stuntman (prismatic), La Dame de Coeur (playing card font), Fog.

Typefaces from 2016: Road Free (a free prismatic font), Solitaire (card font), Joliette, Denis (named after Montreal's mayor, Denis Coderre), Montreal (a prismatic typeface based on the logo of the city of Montreal), Cherry Cola Font, Bro & Co (multilined art deco beauty), Macramee (multilined).

Typefaces from 2017: The Simple Font (sans), Le Cabinet (multilined neo deco).

Typefaces from 2018: Atrium (a sublime multiline art deco beauty), Pride (a color font to support the LGBT community).

Behance link. Hellofont link (for buying his fonts). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Paulo Monnerat

Rio de Janeiro-based designer of the striking bicolored geometric poster / logo typeface Fluxorama (2017). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Peliken
[Ksenya Kuznetsova]

Moscow-based designer of the tribal patterned color typeface Aleut (2018) and the dry brush typeface Drum (2018).

In 2018, she added the stars-and-stripes color font America and the children's book font Hands Up. Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Piank
[Tri Noviantika Aldilasari]

Bontang, Indonesia-based designer of the colorful and flashy typeface Metro Neon (2017). Graphicriver link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pierre Terrier
[Fontself]

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Pixel Ambacht
[Roel Nieskens]

Dutch site mainly concerned with font technology. Interesting sub-pages:

  • An article on multicolor fonts.
  • An article on multicolor icons.
  • An article on an 8-bit multicolor font, Compyx, developed by the writer, and freely available for download. It hearkens back to the original pixel fonts that hackers used to love---Compyx is the name of a famous Commodore 64 graphician. It is a three-color font created in a scalable manner by a very clever hack: We have four SVG files per character, each file representing one color. We're going to use Fontlab's TransType 4 to create the multicolor font, but TransType can't work with a bunch of SVGs. It takes regular singlecolor fonts, and allows us to overlay and color them, and export them as a multicolor font. So, first we need to create four regular fonts, each one containing all the characters belonging to the same color layer. Since I don't need control over typographic details like kerning or hinting---Compyx is a lot simpler in design than a proper typeface like Helvetica---I simply used trusty old Icomoon. We import all characters belonging to the same color layer, and turn those into a regular TTF. You'll end up with four files: font-color1.ttf, font-color2.ttf, font-color3.ttf and font-color4.ttf. We can then fire up TransType 4 and import all four fonts. TransType allows you to overlay these fonts and give each layer a color, creating basic multicolor fonts. We do this with the method "Overlay fonts", which allows us to determine the order and color of each layer. When everything looks good, we export the combined font with the Opentype TT settings. You'll end up with font files for three of the four proposed formats. We now have true multicolor fonts! Now, for the last step we take the rather big TTF font (628Kb in the case of the Compyx font) and crunch it to a more reasonable 104Kb WOFF file. I used the sfnt2woff tool for this.
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Pixel Ambacht's multicolor font page
[Roel Nieskens]

Pixel Ambacht (The Netherlands) lists the issues multicolor fonts have to grapple with in an article written in 2014 [text below quoted verbatim from his site]:

  • These fonts can be huge. Even Microsoft's lightweight solution would triple the amount of glyphs needed just for a simple duo-tone font. Luckily WOFF automatically supports these new OpenType tables, and does a good job in compressing the original TTF file. WOFF2 is coming soon, which should result in even smaller files. But still, the emoji WOFF font on Firefox's emoji test page is half a megabyte large. Do we want to let our visitors download a couple of MB just to get fancy letters or icons?
  • Support in different browsers. You'll have to serve up an individual font file for each technique. Today this'd mean two font files, one for IE11 on Windows 8.1, and one for Firefox. I don't think there's a way to do feature testing for this, so you'd either have to sniff user agent strings, or serve them both to each visitor. Theoretically the proposals could live together inside one file, but I haven't found any tools to do this with yet. Which version the browser would choose when it'd support them all remains to be seen.
  • Colors are determined by the font maker. The color scheme is hardcoded in the font. This might not be a big problem for emoji, but if you're going to use a fancy colored font, you want it to fit the design and style of the rest of your website. One might see how Microsoft's solution could perhaps be addressed from CSS (maybe with an extension to CSS like color-layer1: red;)---but that's assuming the font shares one palette. If each character has its own set of colors, like emoji, this is going to get messy fast. And changing color of PNGs or SVGs seems nearly impossible.
  • Render performance. Getting that font to show up might be CPU intensive, especially on mobile. Implementations will surely be optimized over time, but for now this Mozilla test page seems to be very slow on my PC.
  • Accessibility. Color can spice up your design, and it can add meaning to text or UI elements---but only when done well. Multicolor fonts can reduce legibility of text, especially when the human using your website is color blind. There is currently no way to force the multicolor font to use its non-color fallback.
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Pixel Ambacht's multicolor font test

Dutch site where one can test whether one's browswer accepts multicolor fonts in one of the main multicolor font proposals as of 2014---Microsoft COLR/CPAL, Adobe/Mozilla SVG, Google CBDT/CBLC, Apple SBIX. As of mid-July 2014, all tests were negative for me on Chrome and Safari, and only Adobe/Mozilla SVG worked on Firefox. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pixelambacht: ChromaCheck
[Roel Nieskens]

This web page informs the viewer of the browser's support for different color font formats, including OpenType-SVG. Source code by Roel Nieskens. There is a very useful tool called ChromaCheck: Include chromacheck-min.js in a web page to add classes to the html element for each supported color formats, chromacheck-svg if there's support for SVG-in-OpenType, chromacheck-colr if there's support for COLR/CPAL, chromacheck-sbix if there's support for Apple SBIX, chromacheck-cbdt if there's support for CBDT/CBLC. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Preeti Kaur

New Delhi, India-based designer of the multicolor geometric all caps typeface Life (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pui Sai Kwok

Pui Sai Kwok (A Better Hell, London, UK) designed a colorful decorative alphabet in 2016. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Putra Cetol Studio
[Putra Novembria Candra Kusuma]

Karanganyar, Indonesia-based designer, b. 1989, of the monoline cursive script typefaces Aiushtya (2018), Skywave (2018), Simbok Pudjie (2018) and Yesie (2018), the vintage typeface Nuri (2018), the display typefaces Ratigk (2018), Deco Tech (2018), Horstail (2018) and Murai (2018), Playlines (2018), the tiki font Tikiland (2018), the script typeface Rhonde (2018: a free swashy calligraphic typeface)), the upright script Shaquilla (2018), the brush typefaces Authorfun (2018) and Pax Suyud (2018), the weathered condensed Therlalu (2018), the color font Circuitra (2018), the textured typeface Quiltrix (2018) and the poster typeface Audrey (2018). Creative Fabrica link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Putra Novembria Candra Kusuma
[Putra Cetol Studio]

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Qiushuo Li

Chinese creator at the School of Visual Arts in New York City of a colorful geometric decorative caps typeface in 2016 that was inspired by ACME Studios. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rafa Goicoechea

Barcelona-based designer of the alchemic typeface Mana Sans (2011). He writes: A commissioned display font I designed for the Mexican band Maná in late 2011. It was finally used for one of their songs on the new album, as part of the visuals for their live shows on the last tour around South America and USA. Available from Ultra Types.

Other fonts by him from 2012 include Geoda (a geometrically designed font), Modula Mono (a monospaced bold organic caps set, available from Ten Dollar Fonts), Mana (alchemic), and Marina (this three-style text family is his final project for the Masters in Advanced Typography at EINA).

In 2013, he designed the 900-glyph geometric display sans typeface Sifonn Pro (Ultra Types), which is loaded with interlocking pairs. There is a basic tweetware version.

In 2015, he published Yorokobu Isometric for the Yorokobu cover---it is a 3d Escher-style typographic piece. In that year, he also made a set of travel / wayfinding icons called Trippeo, the circle-based Rotula Display.

Typefaces from 2016: 36Dot (colorful 3d caps set), Bosanova (prismatic titling typeface).

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

Ray Cruz
[Cruz Fonts]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Ray Larabie
[Typodermic]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Razana Kamarudin

During her studies in Singapore, Razana Kamarudin created a great geometric stick typeface (2015) and a colorful geometric solid alphabet (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Reinebow

OpenType-SVG color font by Max Infeld. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Renata McElvany

Long Beach, CA-based designer of the colorful all caps typeface Candy Worm (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Responsive Type

A program that allows one to build fonts up from multicolored, multilined and concentric circles. Called Responsive Type Alphabet, the software is written in "Processing" (www.processing.org), a language and development environment designed to make visual software development simple and easy to learn. Concept by Hudson-Powell, and implemented by Julien Gachadoat, Michael Chang, Brian Cort and Michael Zancan.

A example typeface is Bicolor. The pictures below are taken from the thesis of Thomas L'Excellent. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rian Magee
[Twinbrush]

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Ringlet T

Omsk, Russia-based designer of an experimental Latin typeface created by superimposing circles (2015). He/she also created a set of icons and several color fonts in 2015, including the free EPS format typeface Colorplus and the colorful circle-based font Double (2015).

Typefaces from 2016: Font Bracket. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Robby Martin

Mebane, NC-based designer of the playful modular experimental typeface Birdie (2016). Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Roberto Pena

Toronto-based designer of AJ Fosik Script (2016), a colored decorative caps typeface based on A.J. Fosik's work [AJ Fosik was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. In 2003, he received a BFA in Illustration from Parsons School of Design in New York City. He is currently based in Portland, Oregon]. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Robin Gillet

Parisian graphic designer who created a bicolored circle-based typeface called Graphic Stroke (2014), Something In The Way (2015, a rounded monoline stencil font), Impossible Font (2015, inspired by Escher), and Pattern Font (2015). Behance link. Another Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Robyn Makinson
[Type with pride]

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Rocio Mattos

Rosario, Argentina-based designer of the splended colorful all caps typeface JEM (2016) and the equally colorful Colour Type (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Roel Nieskens
[Pixel Ambacht's multicolor font page]

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Roel Nieskens
[Pixel Ambacht]

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Roel Nieskens
[Pixelambacht: ChromaCheck]

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Roger Ramirez Miranda

Art director in Lima, Peru, who designed the creamy colored typeface Stella in 2016. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Romina Santisteban

Graphic designer in Lima, Peru, who created the multicolor modular geometric typeface Mixiear (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rosana Martinez
[Nubefy]

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Roxana C

Timisoara, Romania-based designer of the multicolor rounded geometric sans typeface Epic Colorfont (2017), which was created using Fontself. It can be bought here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ruben Ferreira Duarte

Communication designer in Lisbon, Portugal, who created these typefaces in 2014: Caffein (stencil), Bludaneve (stencil), 2 Bee (monoline rounded sans), Rotas de Portugal (stencil), Arte no Feminino (dot matrix), Lusofonia (chromatic type), Caixa Alta (condensed sans), Horizontes Aventura (brush typeface).

Typefaces from 2015: Crosslines (prismatic mulriline font family), Quarta Parede (origami font), Ponte Romana (sans). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rut Del Busto

Oulu, Finland-based designer of these typefaces in 2018: Nova (based on Gill Sans Ultra bold), a colorful dot-based typeface, and the bilined Lufont. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ryan Martinson
[Yellow Design Studio]

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Sabrine Lassen

Hvidovre, Denmark-based student-designer of an all caps color font in 2018. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Saif Khan

Kanpur, India-based designer of the colorful typeface Modify (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sanika Salvi

During her studies in Mumbai, Sanika Salvi designed the colorful bird-themed typeface Flock (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Saoirse Nat

At the Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma, Saoirse Nat developed her first typeface, Strip Font (2014), which appears to be a multicolored set of vector format letters. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Scarlett Danks

Nuneaton, United Kingdom-based designer of the geometric display typeface Memphis (2017). This project was done during her studies at Sheffield Hallam. [Google] [More]  ⦿

scfbuild

Create OpenType-SVG color fonts from a set of SVG source files. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Scott Brown

King's Lynn, UK-based designer of a set of colorful geometric letters (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sergei Kolesov

Illustrator in Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia. Creator of the geometric bicolored Latin alphabet Retro (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Seventh Imperium
[Cucu Supriyadi]

Bandung, Indonesia-based typefoundry est. 2015, showcasing typefaces designed by Cucu Supriyadi. His initial work is largely Victorian, characterized by spurious curls or spurs:

  • Agneya (2015). A calligraphic brush script with an urban street art vibe.
  • Screter (2015). A spurred tattoo font with a blackletter feel.
  • Artonic (2015). A tattoo script.
  • Bellico (2015). A signage script.
  • Black Future (2015). A blackletter / tattoo /metal band font.
  • Bolyar (2015). An all caps display typeface. Almost an exact copy of FM Bolyar Pro (2013, Vasi Kateliev and Jordan Jelev).
  • Clarize (2018). A high-contrast didone family.
  • Egory Castle (2015).
  • Goldana (2017). A great layered font family that emulates chromatic type.
  • Heiders (2018, a 72-style script and sans typeface family).
  • Kyouking (2015).
  • Lockon Velline (2015).
  • Midnight Coffee (2015).
  • Monstice (2018). A stylish vintage typeface family with textured and inline styles.
  • Revorioum (2015).
  • Swiftel (2015). A layered creamy signage script font.

Creative Market link. Another Creative Market link. Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Shahab Siavash

Graphic designer based in Rasht, Iran, who dabbles in experimental Persian type design. He has made over 30 fonts, including ReZar, Nassim Distorted, Si47 Ash Dirty (a grungy Farsi font), Si47 Ash Dirty Neat, href="https://fontlibrary.org/en/font/si47ash-sole">Si47 Ash Sole (2016, for Farsi). In 2016, he designed the Latin / Farsi font Kay Khosrow, which comes with a coloured version. KayKhosrow and Sole are the first ever non-cursive Persian fonts, according to Siavash. Kay Khosrow Chromatic is the first Persian color font.

In 2017, he designed SepidKhan (Persian Braille), Si47ash Dali, Si47ash NaPeyda, Si47ash Kaboos, Si467ash Garmalad, Si47ash Sangestan, Si47ash Dibacheh, Si47Ash Mash Nazanin, Si47ash Bulb (grungy Arabic typeface) and Si47ash Ruby.

Typefaces from 2018: Si47ash Fontball (a Persian and Arabic color font), Si47ash Sorkhabi, Si47ash Mana, Si47ash Mashgh, Rainbow Dream Font (a Persian color font in the style of Gilbert), Si47ash Dirin, Si47ash Barbad, Si47ash Apadana, Si47ash Eima (modular, stencil), Dream Fonts (color fonts for Latin and Persian), Shabdiz.

Open Font Library link. Dribble link. Alternate URL. Yet another link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Shana Pagano-Lohrey

London, UK-based designer of the colored geometric solid typeface Magnified Paper Type (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Shawn Hight

Vancouver, BC-based motion designer. For a children's TV channel, she designed the bicolored rounded sans typeface families Fun and sans Fun in 2018. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Shelly Still

North Ascot, United Kingdom-based designer of the colorful number font Yoga birds (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Shishun Jiao

At the NZSE School of Design and Animation in Auckland, New Zealand, Shishun Jiao created a colored geometric solid typeface (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Simon Stratford

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sjoerd Kulsdom

Sjoerd Kulsdom (Dot By Dot) is the Arnhem and/or Amsterdam-based designer of the curly typeface Spring Is In The Air (2011), the polygonal cut-out typeface Cardboard Cat (2016), the informal typeface Merijntje (2014) and the multiline typeface Monogram Rounded (2016). Sjoerd is associated with Ontwerpstudio Dot by dot.

Typefaces from 2017: Skrova (textured layered round sans), Deux Inline, Allergen Icons, Drone Attack (dingbats), Walrus Rough, Walrus Bold.

Typefaces from 2018: Confetti (a stackable multicolor font). Fontspace link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sloth Astronaut (or: Cosmic Store)
[Tanya Butskaya]

Tanya Butskaya (Sloth Astronaut, Almaty, Kazakhstan) designed the Latin / Cyrillic wood print emulation typeface Wood Burn (2016), the poster typeface Snow On The Roof (2016), the grungy Disappear (2016), Waterfall (2016), and the hand-crafted Ugly Alligator (2016).

Typefaces from 2017: Love at First Bite (Latin and Cyrillic poster typeface).

Typefaces from 2018: Space (a futuristic color SVG font), WoodBurn, Bomond (a textured ink font), Into the Wild. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sobaka Pavlova
[Natasha Anisimova]

Sochi and/or Moscow, Russia-based designer of Geometric Pattern (2016), the fine poster typeface Tall Stripes (2016, for Latin) and the colored EPS format deco typeface Five Decor (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sofia Cuneo

Buenos Aires, Argentina-based graphic designer who created the experimental bicolored retro typeface Cuca (2015). This was a course project for Tano Veron at Universidad de Palermo. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Spun Inthawong

London, UK-based designer of a colorful geometric solid typeface in 2017, that could be considered in the Memphis Design Group style. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Stella Kian

Malaysian designer of a colourful jewelized all caps typeface in 2017. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Struvictory Art
[Viktoryia Strukouskaya]

Hrodna, Belarus-based vector artist who designed the patterned typeface Endless Hygge in 2017. In 2018, she designed the decorative Mexican flavor typeface Mexico, the color font Jazz, the floral typeface Gardenia, the alchemic typeface Majolica, Rustic Spring, Africa, and the tribal African font Tabu. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Studio Lovelock

Studio in London. Their typefaces and alphabets include a patterned illustrated type (2015) and a colored geometric typeface for Square Art 11 (2011). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tano Veron

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

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

Boxing (2013) is a condensed sans headline face.

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

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

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

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

Tanya Butskaya
[Sloth Astronaut (or: Cosmic Store)]

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Tarallo Design
[Donald Tarallo]

Donald Tarallo obtained a BA in Studio Arts and Graphic Design from Clark University, and an MFA in Graphic Design from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). He also studied with André Gürtler and Wolfgang Weingart in the Weiterbildungsklasse at the Basel School of Design in Switzerland. Since 1998, Don has maintained a freelance practice working on projects in identity, publication, and web design. He has taught at Clark University, Guangzhou Academy of Fine Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Samsung Art and Design Institute, Siena Art Institute, and Bridgewater State University. Don currently teaches at Fitchburg State University in Fitchburg, MA.

In 2017, he published the geometric sans serif typeface Binario. Donald writes: The design was inspired by elements of Italian Art Deco, early 1900s advertising, and shop signage. Binario pays homage to early modernism's optimism, modularity, and efficiency. He also designed the geometric solid dingbat font FormPattern and the dingbat fonts Poeta and Poeta Color in 2017.

In 2018, he designed the 8-weight sans family Scanno. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Tarik Akin

Istanbul, Turkey-based designer of the colorful all caps typeface Font Block (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tatiana Pastushkova

Aka TasiPas. Mezhdurechensk, Siberia-based designer of the serif typeface Quffer (2018), the sans typeface Harbinger (2018), the hand-crafted Latin typeface Buxton (2018) and the colourful plump decorative typeface Circus (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

The Memphis Group

The Memphis Group was an Italian design and architecture group founded in Milan by Ettore Sottsass in 1981 which designed Postmodern furniture, fabrics, ceramics, glass and metal objects from 1981 to 1987. The Memphis group's work often incorporated plastic laminate and was characterized by ephemeral design featuring colourful decoration and asymmetrical shapes, sometimes arbitrarily alluding to exotic or earlier styles.

Wikipedia: On December 11, 1980, Ettore Sottsass organised a meeting with designers, and in 1981 formed a design collaborative named Memphis. The name was taken after the Bob Dylan song "Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again" which had been played repeatedly throughout the evening's meeting. They drew inspiration from such movements as Art Deco and Pop Art, including styles such as the 1950s Kitsch and futuristic themes. The group produced and exhibited furniture and design objects, annually from 1981 until 1988. The result was a highly acclaimed debut at the 1981 Salone del Mobile of Milan, the world's most prestigious furniture fair. The group's members included Alessandro Mendini, Martine Bedin, Andrea Branzi, Aldo Cibic, Michele de Lucchi, Nathalie du Pasquier, Hans Hollein, Arata Isozaki, Shiro Kuramata, Matteo Thun, Javier Mariscal, Luciano Paccagnella, Peter Shire, George Sowden, Marco Zanini, Paola Navone, Ettore Sottsass, and the journalist Barbara Radice. Sottsass left the movement in 1985, and it disbanded in 1991.

In 2012, Bertrand Pellegrin called the movement a shotgun wedding between Bauhaus and Fisher-Price.

Type designers have brought the Memphis design principles back to life in numerous typeface projects. The arrival of color fonts has facilitated this. See here.

The official site of the Memphis group. [Google] [More]  ⦿

The Routine Creative
[Alex Cottles]

Richmond, VA-based designer of the sans typefaces Mint (2016), Amber (2016), Foodie (2016) and Daughter (2016), the rounded sans typeface Fox & Bower (2016), the minimalist sans typeface Avenue (2016), the hand-crafted typefaces Yesterday (2016), Creative Queen (2016) and Love Note (2016), the art deco typeface Retro Deco (2016), the retro connected Avocado Script (2016), and the beveled typeface Suburbia (2016).

Typefaces from 2017: Color Block (a color font), Trailer (monoline connected script), Quirk (partially stackable sans), Big (brush font), Fighter, Pineapple Pen, Banana, Augustine, Eleven (sans), Partay, Coachella, Mentalist (hairline sans), Rice (slab serif), Honey Oak, Powhatan (inspired by native American Indian themes such as arrows).

Typefaces fro 2018: Espresso (sans), Atlantic (brush), Salmon (modern all caps sans), Wild Child (hand-crafted), Kangaroo, Traveler (monoline script), Brother. [Google] [More]  ⦿

The State of Web Type

The State of Web Type maintains the latest info on browser support. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Thomas Schrobiltgen

During his studies, Thomas Schrobiltgen (Besançon, France) designed the tricolored typeface Tricholography in 2015 and an ornamental typeface in 2016. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Timothé Gourdin

During his studies at Ecole de Design de Nantes, Timothé Gourdin designed the colorful typeface Sottsass (2016), named to honor designer Ettore Sottsass. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tipos Pereira Type Foundry
[Marcelo Magalhães Pereira]

Marcelo Magalhães (b. 1975, Rio de Janeiro) is a graduate (in 2004) of the Faculdade Senac de Comunicação e Artes in Brazil.

In 2008, he designed the slightly grungy comic book family Folk (+Outline, Shadow, Sketches, Solid) and the minimalist circular organic sans typefaces Giro Outline (2010) and Giro Light (2009, his graduation work at Faculdade Senac de Comunicação e Artes). Creator of the sans typeface Mono MMM 5 (2009). Initially, his typefaces were free (see Dafont, Abstract Fonts, or FontSquirrel).

In 2010, he went commercial as Tipos Pereira.

In 2012, he published the Londrina family of poster typefaces in four styles, Solid, Shadow, Outline and Sketches. These fonts are free at Google Web Fonts. Clinton Street (2012) is a titling typeface that was developed while Marcelo was at The Cooper Union in New York.

  • In 2013, he published Londrina Serif and Londrina Dingbats.

    Google Font Coiny (2015, Github link: a rounded yummy vernacular typeface for Latin and Tamil).

    In 2018, he published the 3d signage color font Pool.

    At MyFonts, his full name is Marcelo Magalhães\0Pereira. Dafont link. Klingspor link. Kernest link. Abstract Fonts link. Google Plus link. Behance link. Fontspace link. Font Squirrel link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

  • Tom Gillan

    As a graphic design student in Dublin, Ireland, Tom Gillan created the colored ball font Motyf 2018 (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Tri Noviantika Aldilasari
    [Piank]

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    Twinbrush
    [Rian Magee]

    Dungiven, Londonderry, Northern Ireland-based designer of these typefaces: Bank (2017: layered and arched), Locus Sans (2017: layered all caps rounded sans), Erin (2017: uncial Celtic style).

    In 2018, he published the font dup Summer Escape, the great Opentype SVG-format brush typeface Maverick and the color / SVG font Candy. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Tyler Olli

    High Point, NC-based designer of the set of colored numerals FunType (2016). This typeface was done for a typography class at High Point University. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Type with pride
    [Robyn Makinson]

    Gilbert Baker (1951-2017), the creator of the iconic Rainbow Flag, was both an LGBTQ activist and artist, and was known for helping friends create banners for protests and marches. To honor the memory of Gilbert Baker, NewFest and NYC Pride partnered with Fontself to create a free OpenType-SVG color font inspired by the Rainbow Flag, Gilbert. There is also a free black-and-white font.

    Gilbert (2017) was designed by Robyn Makinson and is the copyright of Ogilvy & Mather. A Chinese version was added in 2018 by Real (Tianjin, China). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Typedrawers: OpenType SVG

    A lively discussion about the preparation and use of OpenType-SVG fonts on the TypeDrawers forum. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Typodermic
    [Ray Larabie]

    Ray Larabie (b. 1970, Ottawa, Canada) ran Typodermic in Mississauga, ON, which opened in the Fall of 2001. In 2006, it moved to Vancouver, BC, and in 2009 it moved on to Nagoya, Japan. Dafont page. Ray Larabie has been making fonts since 1996, but those early fonts were freeware. His pre 2001 fonts are grouped under the label Larabie Fonts. In 2001, he set up Typodermic. Latest additions.

    The Typodermic fonts:

    • 2018: Crack Man (a pac man font), Propaniac (a 1980s-style postmodern typeface inspired by a Pointer Sisters record sleeve which was designed by Shoot That Tiger Creative Services), Zelega Zenega, Spectrashell.
    • 2017: Minicomputer (MICR style), Squirty, PCTL9600, PCTL4800 (retro techno), Ultraproxi (semi-monospaced and influenced by the high speed computer printers from the 1950s to 1970s), Toxigenesis (techno sans), Venus Rising, Vanchrome (a compact sans-serif headliner with chromatic layers), Krait (a layered geometric typeface designed for architectural display), Xylito (a layered font for chromatic or 3d effects).
    • 2016: Refuel (octagonal, based on military aircraft markings), Expressway Soft (a sans-serif font family inspired by the U.S. Department of Transportation's FHWA Series of Standard Alphabets, also known as Highway Gothic), Conthrax (squarish, techno), Cornpile (cartoonish), Electric, Evensong (art deco), Fledgling (a very tall typeface), Gymkhana (sans), Remissis (sans), Sunday Evening (a reverse contrast typeface), Meloche (Meloche is a unique grotesque sans-serif typeface influenced by hand-painted French signs of the late nineteenth century. It's available in 7 weights and obliques).
    • 2015: Canada 150 (a custom font for the Canadian government; see here, here, this coverage regarding the Inuktitut part of the font, and this reaction by the curmudgeons in Toronto who complain that Ray did this work for free), Autoradiographic (sans family), Built Titling (for compact headlines), Chickweed Titling (cartoon titling font), Cardigan Titling (flared headline face), Bench Grinder Titling, Kleptocracy Titling, Palamecia Titling (rounded black comic book typeface), Quasix Titling, Galderglynn Titling (all caps sans family from hairline to black), Mixolydian Titling, Stormfaze (a sci-fi font started in 1996 and finished in 2015), NK57 Monospace (a 60-style programmer typeface), Gargle, Athabasca (a sans family designed for the rugged Canadian oil patch).
    • 2014: Mesmerize (a large free sans family), Kingsbridge (a large slab serif family with sharp points on the A, M, N, V and W), Manbow (a layered geometric art deco display font which includes solid, clear, stripe, polka-dot and screen patterns), Breamcatcher (all caps art deco font inspired by the piano sheet music for With Every Breath I Take which was featured in the Bing Crosby/Kitty Carlisle musical comedy film, Here is my Heart), Kilsonburg (Dutch deco based on an old Vogue magazine cover), Uchiyama (poster typeface), Goldsaber (art deco design), Vexler Slip (unicase), Rakesly, Dacquoise, Pretender, Rimouski (a rounded geometric font family), Nulshock (techno), Recharge (techno/industrial font), Interrogator Stencil, Strange Alphabets (arts and cratfs font), Angerpoise Lampshade (free).
    • 2013: Numbers With Rings, Shookup (funky cartoon font), Pastrami on Rye (cutout comic book style), Chickweed, Built (a condensed headline sans), Fluctuation (a softly rounded elliptical sans family), Astrochemistry (sci-fi, techno with rounded edges), Snasm (sci-fi).
    • 2012: Strasua (1999-2012), Planet Benson (1997-2012), Husky Stash (1998-2012), Barbatrick (1999-2012: a speed emulation font), Zero Hour (1997-2012), Urkelian (1998-2012: very condensed), Zolasixx (inspired by the video game Zaxxon), Ampacity (neon font), Chromakey (a space deco headline font inspired by box art classic video games including Matrix Marauders and Magical Chase), Disassembler (1980s style bitmap font), Zerbydoo (a dot matrix family), Superego (a geometric-techno font inspired by the cabinet graphics for the 1981 Stargate arcade game), Rukyltronic (a set of dot matrix typefaces), Nerdropol (pixel family), Gulkave (rounded pixel font), Cyclopentane, Palamecia (a fat finger poster face), Gameness (a 1990 retro industrial deco font), Camulogen (headline face), Color Basic (a pixel typeface inspired the by TRS-80 Color Computer), Triac Seventy One (a funky face), Acroyear (retro all-caps headline font), Troll Bait, Strenuous (unicase), Permanence (a retro=futuristic font based on Alvin Toffler's cover of Future Shok, 1970), Clockpunk (octagonal and quaint), Battlemaze (trekkie face), Mixolydian (industrial sans).
    • 2011: Ugocranis (a brutalist typeface), Clipwave, Wheaton (MICR-inspired), Mango Scribble, TRS Million (dot matrix face), Ugogranis (constructivist), Gomoku (paper cut face), From The Internet.
    • 2010: Cranberry Gin (2010, octagonal), Restore (all caps, geometric sans), From The Stars (an elliptical techno family done with Chikako Larabie), Thrusters (space age face), Dream Orphanage, Kengwin (rounded slab serif), Gleaming The Cube (Greek simulation face), Vectipede (a slab serif family), Great Escape (an elliptical sans family), Subrocs (connected script), Hackensack (with Chikako Larabie), Polarband (bilined stackable headline face), Naked Power, Special Forces (a great macho slab serif headline face---watch for awards to roll in), Warugaki (handpainted), Warmer, Honfleur (art deco; with Chikako Larabi), Voivode (a headline typeface done with Chikako Larabie), Hachimitsu (Asian look face, done with Chikako Larabie), Kadeworth (rounded retro look sans, done with Chikako Larabie), Gnuolane Jump (2010, with Chikako Larabie), Markerfield (brush), Board of Directors (Bank Gothic style family, done with Chikako Larabie), GGX88 (a Swiss sans family), Body Goat, Reversal, Gord (techno), Computechnodigitronic (LED, LCD geek-look font), Bench Grinder, Inklea (a bubbly face), Skygirls (retro brush script), Gloss (a paint brush typeface based on Champion, 1957, G.G. Lange).
    • 2010: Galderglynn Esquire.
    • 2009: Maqui (an industrial headline sans family), Zingende (art deco family: caps only), Misadventures, Gaz (large retro sans family), Meloriac (heavy display sans), Acrylic Brush, Enamel Brush (a digitization of Catalina, 1955, Emil J. Klumpp), DDT (neutral sans), Thump (fat, casual), Desperate Glamour, Pricedown (an update of his free 1990s font, patterned after the lettering on The Price Is Right show), Mitigate (monoline and slabbed; has some typewriter styles), Catwing, Walken (slab serif stencil), Silicone (soft rounded sans family), Movatif (sans), Gunplay (a stencil family inspired by the poster for the 1972 Steve McQueen/Ali MacGraw film The Getaway), Fragile Bombers (octagonal), Forgotten Futurist (techno sans, 19 styles), Bullpen (slab serif), Coolvetica, Duality, Good Times, Strenuous, Shlop (paint-drip style), Dirty Baker's Dozen (stencil), Junequil (VAG Rounded style), Owned (graffiti), Domyouji, Threefourtysixbvarrel (stencil), Enacti, Uniwars (futuristic, 16 styles).
    • 2008: Madawaska (a rugged slab serif), Ebenezer (grunge), Gnuolane Stencil, Raincoat, Report School (avant garde sans), Jesaya, Carouselambra (art nouveau), Debusen (rounded), Barge (military font), Renju (2008, potato or rubber stamp print face), Otoboke (handlettered), Hit (informal hand), R6 D8 (futuristic sans family), Rexlia (an octagonal machinistic family), Hybrea (a display sans with TV screen rounding), Sweater School, Tussilago (2008, a neutral sans family), Presicav (extended sans), Hover Unit, Addlethorpe (grunge), Scheme (rounded sans), Usurp (bouncy poster lettering), Negotiate (technical sans family), Divulge, Sewn, Gnoulane (condensed sans), Moja, Teeshirt (old typewriter face), Pound (art deco marries grunge), Graveblade (heavy metal font), Synthemesc (psychedelic anti-Starbucks font), Chysotile (white on black grunge), Cardigan (sans), Gurkner (balloon style), Reagan (grunge).
    • 2007: Tight (a copy of Dean Morris's 1976 Letraset chrome font Quicksilver), Headlight, Meloche (a 3-style grotesk), Octin Spraypaint (grunge stencil), Octin Vintage (grunge), Bouffant (script), Octin Prison (stencil), Octin Sports (octagonal), Octin College (octagonal, for sports jerseys), Octin Stencil (free octagonal font family), Burnaby Stencil (stencil), Superclarendon, Conceal, Ohitashi, Stud (grunge), Bristles (grunge), Skirt, Cotton (grunge), Kelvingrove (a bit of copperplate gothic, rounded and shaved), Augustine, Containment, Snowa, Veriox, Scrubby, Transmute, Sheaff, Injekuta (techno), Rinse (grunge), Polyflec, Domyouji (square sans), Winthorpe (old style), Cutiful (script), Flyswim (grunge), Dirtstorm (spray-painted stencil), Shnixgun (grunge), Neuzon (grunge), Oxeran (old typewriter), PRINTF (grunge all caps monospaced), Akazan (sans), Nyxali (a metal tag face), Meloriac (an extra bold Futura inspired face), Nesobrite (25 styles of Bank Gothic lookalikes), Meloriac (headline sans), Walnut (graffiti face), Gnuolane (a narrow sans), Edifact (a damaged computer font), Darkheart, Stampoo (squarish), Raymond (rough script), Hayate (oriental look), Telephoto. The entire Octin series is free at DaFont.
    • 2006: Octynaz (grunge), Paltime (ornamented), Jolie Ecriture Desard (children's hand), Mango (comic book face), Desard (child's hand), Bulltoad, Lerku (eroded serif), Charbroiled (also eroded), Ceroxa (eroded stencil), Nagomi (a chiseled-look Asian font based on calligraphy of Chikako Suzuki from Nagoya), Whiterock, Yellande, Chilopod (a futuristic typeface inspired by the logo from the 1980s videogame, Atari Centipede), Order, Goldburg (based on a typeface by George Bowditch, 1957), Laserjerks (2006, brutalist), Milibus (futuristic), Bonobo (serifed), Ohitashi, Sarasori (TV-tube shaped typeface in the style of Oban), Structia (an octagonal family), Betaphid (octagonal), Gendouki (futuristic stencil), Slugger (athletic lettering), Marianas (a gorgeous art deco face), Lineavec (octagonal), Corzinair (serif family), Buxotic (a great caps face), Cinecav X (for closed caption TV and DVD), Salsbury (comic book face), Lonsdale (loosely based on a font called Parkway Script, which was designed by Emil Hirt in 1964), Alepholon (futuristic), Kwokwi, Mikadan (a tribute to Stephenson Blake's Verona from 1948, which was in turn based on William Dana Orcutt's Humanistic from 1904), Marion (a beautiful transitional family), Quasix (hookish), Skraype (grunge stencil), Bleeker (casual lettering), Linefeed (monospaced line printer font), Draculon (a casual typeface inspired by the letterforms of William Orcutt's humanist font from 1904 which was in turn based on an Italian manuscript from 1485), Mahavishnu (a mix between 1970s psychedelics and art nouveau), Doradani (a corporate identity sans family), Korotaki (futuristic).
    • 2005: Kadonk (a Halloween face), Report (a VAG-Rounded style face), Croteau (a poster face), Heroid (ook face), Barrista (informal script), Wyvern (sans serif), Wubble (like puddles of water), Caryn (casual script), Folder (a rigid sans family), Venacti (a futuristic family), Xenara (a keyboard lettering family), Emory (a destructionist sans family), Ligurino (neat sans&serif family), Biondi (update of Copperplate Gothic; followed in 2010 by Biondi Sans; these copperplate style typefaces are in the style of AT Sackers), Byington (Trajan column lettering), Sayso Chic, Expressway (28 weights, a highway signage family), Algol (pixel type), Meposa (fat display face), Tandelle (condensed), Vigo, Maychurch, Mecheria, Vactic (dot matrix), Zosma, Topstitch, Windpower, Llandru, Soap (a creative extension of Cooper Black, with dingbats), Kleptocracy (1999-2005), Owned, Rimouski (sans), Burnstown Dam (2005, a wooden plank font), Sinzano (sans with opentype ligatures galore; compare, e.g., House Ed Interlock), Zamora.
    • 2004: Affluent, Threefortysixbarrel (stencil face), Tank, Telidon (dot matrix face), Funboy, Neuropol X, Neuropol Nova, Mufferaw (comic book face), Larabiefont, Zekton (techno), Strenuous 3D, Silentina (advertised as "a silent movie font"), Amienne (brush script), Fenwick Outline (free), Betsy Flanagan (1998, a keyboard face), Boopee (children's handwriting), Pirulen (in the general Bank Gothic style), Zalderdash.
    • 2003: Zupiter, Blue Highway.
    • Before 2002: the dot matrix family Telidon, Telidon Ink, the architectural font Jillican (octagonal), Snowgoose, Bomr, Pakenham, Neuropol, Nasalization, Fenwick, Kleptocracy DLX, Sui Generis, Dirty Bakers Dozen (faded stencil), Minya Nouvelle, Asterisp, Chinese Rocks, Jillsville (great artsy Courier), Ulian, Wevli (including Wevli Dingbats), Sappy Mugs (funny mugshots), Sofachrome (1999, inspired by Pontiac car emblems), Eden Mills (1999).

    MyFonts interview. Fontspace link. Fontspring link. Catalog of the typefaces in the Larabie Fonts collection. Klingspor link.

    Catalog of the Typodermic library in decreasing order of popularity. Extensive (large page warning) Typodermic catalog. Font Squirrel link. Creative Fabrica link. Fontsquirrel link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Typopixo

    Typopixo is a boutique typefoundry specialized in multi-color webfonts, possibly run [my guess] by Mark van Wageningen. It was launched in January 2014. Based in Amsterdam, Typopixo collaborates with skilled typedesigners, lettering artists, Javascript developers and HTML experts. The site accepts submissions. Techncally, to use their fonts, one needs to do four things: include a JQuery javascript file (in the web page), include the Typopixo library, include the font PNG file (purchased from them), and include the font .js file (comes with the purchase). From that point on, the fonts work precisely as normal fonts. At launch time, these were the designers:

    • Barbara Bigosinska: Wilda.
    • Rianne Hulshof: Gluon.
    • Hubert Jocham: Neoparts.
    • Novo Typo: Fall, Guru, Lily, Pure, Zita, Lola
    • Diana Ovezea: Flipster
    • Daniel Pelavin: Forgia
    • Giuseppe Salerno: Pink Fraktur, Afrobeat
    • Kim Slagter: Hi Honey
    • Teja Smrekar: Klobasa

    My initial reaction is disappointment---I thought that color fonts were going to be real fonts that incorporate fancy code in opentype or truetype font tables, with freedom to access all colors in the color cube. But these are just images with colors chosen by the designers and image sizes set to two choices. It is a valid effort, but the ultimate step has to be full inclusion in a standard font format, fully scalable and color-controllable. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Vanesa Gutierrez Cerna

    Lima, Peru-based designer of the colored Tetris-inspired typeface Fontris (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Veronika Kiriyenko

    Moscow-based designer at Leo Burnett Moscow. Creator of the Cyrillic poster typeface Moms Alphabet (2014) and the fun Monster Alphabet (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Vidhunnan Murugan

    Singapore-based designer of the free font Raleway Color SemiBold (2017), with a color scheme and method inspired by Gilbert Baker. Background on Raleway: Raleway is an elegant sans-serif typeface family intended for headings and other large size usages. Initially designed by Matt McInerney as a single thin weight, it was expanded into a 9 weight family by Pablo Impallari and Rodrigo Fuenzalida in 2012 and iKerned by Igino Marini. It is available as a Google Font. Murugan also designed Raleway Light, an animated version of Raleway. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Viktoryia Strukouskaya
    [Struvictory Art]

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    Vyacheslav Chapkevich

    Vyacheslav Chapkevich (SVT Design) created the colorful EPS format typeface Summer Font in 2017. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Wenqian Lin

    Queens, NY-based designer of the experimental stencil typeface Neon (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Winonna Roach

    Graphic designer in Toronto, who created the colorful Fromanger alphabet in 2016. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Wood Type Revival
    [Matt Braun]

    Foundry specializing in digital versions of old wood type. Set up in 2011 by Matt Griffin, all font licenses refer to Bearded, which has offices in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Montpelier, Vermont. Matt Griffin is a designer and co-founder of Bearded, and teaches in the School of Design at Carnegie Mellon University. He also has a great love for letterpress printing, which he acquired while attending Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, where he received a BFA in Graphic Design. Bearded writes: Matt Braun and Matt Griffin wanted to collect lost and forgotten old wood type from the 1800s and revive those typefaces as digital fonts for modern designers. Matt Braun is a senior designer at Bearded and letterpress printer. They first operated Rare Letterpress Wood Type as a kickstarter. After some time, they started the foundry Wood Type Revival.

    Their typefaces include

    • Concave Tuscan (2015). Concave Tuscan was first shown as wood type under the name Gothic Tuscan by William H. Page in James Conner's Sons Typographic Messenger (1866). Almost all the major manufacturers of the 19th century offered a version of Gothic Tuscan.
    • Cosmopolitan (2016).
    • Delittle Chromatic (2016). DeLittle Chromatic was issued by DeLittle of York around the turn of the century under the name No. 56/54.
    • WTR Fat Boy (2011). Fatboy is derived from a widespread (no pun intended) typeface of the 19th century, commonly known as Antique Extended. It was first seen in print as wood type in 1838 in George Nesbitt's First Premium Wood Types Cut by Machinery.
    • WTR French Clarendon Ornamented (2011). The original design for French Clarendon Ornamented first appeared in print in the catalogs of the type manufacturer Young&Morgans (who was later purchased by Morgans&Wilcox Mfg Co) between 1876-1880. M&W was later purchased by Hamilton Mfg Co in 1897. Hamilton then offered this typeface under the name No 3026.
    • French Octagon (2011). French Octagon was first shown by Morgans & Wilcox Manufacturing Co. in their 1884 Condensed Specimen Book of Wood Type.
    • Grecian Light Face (2016). This revives Light Face Grecian by David Knox & Co. in 1858.
    • WTR Gothic Open Shaded (2011). Gothic Open Shaded was first seen in George Nesbitt's First Premium Wood Types, Cut by Machinery (1838). This cut of Gothic Open Shaded most closely matches a design first cut by Young&Morgans between 1876-1880. Once Morgans&Wilcox was acquired by Hamilton Manufacturing Co. (1897), they listed the typeface as No. 3238.
    • WTR Gothic Outline (2016).
    • WTR Roycroft (2011). The arts and crafts typeface Roycroft was originally created by Miller & Richard under the name Teutonic and is shown in their 1909 catalog. It is a hand-carved typeface.
    • Planned is Grecian Light Face.
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    Xerographer Fonts
    [Max Infeld]

    Max Infeld (b. 1981, aka Xerographer Fonts) from Chico, CA, makes free fonts and offers a free font-making service. He surged onto the font scene in 2012, and is currently located in Ojai, CA.

    Creations in 2012: Perspect (3d face), Nuevo Stencil, Dingus, Dirty Serif, Skinny Serif, Batt Marber, Hollavetica (2012, grunge), Stick Tickle, Carve Your Table (2012), Stripe Fest (2012, 3d, hand-printed), Craycray For You, Feed The Bears, Yummy Nubs, Yum Nub Extended, Sleeping in Lecture (2012, informal 3d face), Zombie Checklist (2012, hand-printed), Lisas First Class (2012, hand-printed), Stick Four, Two Stick, Spacetime, Drunk Tattoo, Bantum Caps (2012, hand-printed stencil face), Funny Zebra, Sick Future (2012, grungy), Fuzzy Handcuffs, Black Spiral, Happy Caps, Come Party, Hellawood, Chronic Gothic, Ice Cream Party, Grassevent (2012, texture face), Electrical (2012, letters cracked by lightning), Rockster, Strungout, Bubbletea (2012, bubblegum font), Yumernub, Nighthour, Pointy, Simplehand, Linerstencil, Stickchop, Tapetype, Rolling Deep (2012, based on arcs of circles), Pony Rides, Bambu, Stolen Script, Secret Sauce, Eighties, Negative, Turds, Identify (2012, a fingerprint font), Another Party, Mighty Roping, Copy Stand, Cloudstorm, Teardrops, Friends Forever, Delicious Applepie (texture face), Crackvetica, Stormtime (grungified face), Therp (2012: 3d face), Spookies, Freeline (3d engraved face), Super Serious, Robot Shadow (2012: 3d face), Great Arrows, Great Shadow (2012: textured face), Alien Fur, Graffical, Bent Out, Splatish, Seamonster, Thirds Hand (2012: 3d outline face), Particle Physics, Poster Script (2012: rough script), Badazzle (2012, texture face), Serifvetica, Make Impact (2012, a 3d headline typeface), Stenciltration, Naughty Pipe, Qrurl, FunHaus, Flame Time, Steller Script, Summer Festival (2012, grungy caps), Major Earthquake (2012, grungy outline text face), Hot Sweat (2012, texture face), Metal Crime (2012, a cracked marble typeface), Summer Blacktop, Great Farmer, an angular typeface, Lucky Scratcher, Future Moon (textured face), Shatter Web (2012, a glaz krak face), Power Play (2012, another glaz krak face), Magic Crystal (2012, yet another glaz krak typeface), Rough Cut, Rock Harder (2012, texture face), Shred Hard, Clock Work, Major Veins, Paint Scratch, Break Away, Quick Comic, Summer Scriptastic, Absolute Money, Brush Sand, Playhouse, Pleasure Wash, Meat Market (dripping blood font), Paper Folder, Scratchingly, Fresh Sticks, FunTrucks, Quick Rodeo, Poster Bold, Open Bars (horizontal stripes), Outline Twelve, Spot Event (grungy outline face), Final Slash (textured typeface), Munchies, Meltasstic, Some Bubbles, French Sugar (very curly script), Cream Cone, Zap Deal, Crack Snacks, High Method, Crack Bars, Wall Fresh, Star Wonder, CurlyQue, Summer Script, Happy Lines, Just Marker, Solid Marker, Straight Hand, Wurm Fun, Rave Time (sketched face), Graff Caps, Erect Angle (outlined and hand-printed), Circle Caps, Story Time, Upper Side, Lower Side, Tech Haus (sketched), Boneyard, Status Update, Eigth Grade (sic), Table Shank, Serial Lover, Freaky Night (blood drip font), Future Girlfriend, Summer Scare, Faster Stronger, Smoking Cracks (texture face), After School, Cutting Edge, Animal Cracker, Sticky Mad, Comic Chub, Right Way, RockLess, CleanFade, Exploded Capital, Size Matters, EightBite, Extra Dimension, Cap Scratched, FanCom, Optic Nerd, Spooky Stencil, Five Dozen, Great Mix, LowCase, Swirl Insertion, Lube Splash, Organic Vines, Fall Greetings, Plant Type, Fast Brush, Hair Bows, Limo Caps, Bold Shake, Path Check, PopCap, Angle Stroke, Scratch Point, China Town (oriental simulation), Gunky Ick, Super Fade (textured), Practical Script, Delicious Outline, Fourth Dimension, College Scribble (sketch font), Dirty Western, Freeky Typewriter, Creature Builder, Bang Time (a rough brush), Fall Harvest (sketch face), EuroParty, Fire Proof, Eye Scare, Empire Caps, Pleasure Castle (a great barbed face), Scribble Time (sketched font), Star Rising (poster font), Dottline, Euro Horror, Metal Show (metal band font), Fantastic Sunset, Toxic Waste, Alien Waffle (textured face), Rewind Forward, Stitchy Times, Snug Bum, Star Fishy, Ghost Clouds, Epic Slash, Childs Persprective, Thin Fine, Metal Event (chiseled face), Tight Box, Saber Husk, Major Scare, Terminal Event, Pirates Bay, Wicked Cockney, Great Splunk, Diamond Cut, Treehause Horror, Indie hand, Sweet Revenge, Chronical Script, Peaceful Violence, Basic Header, Hand Work, Ninja Turtle, AquaColor, Furry Sack, Mad Style, Alien Dot, Dirty Feature, Wine Basement (connected script), Pen War (scratchy script), Angelina, Skate Around, Wide Thin (brush face), Frisky Vampire, SuperBling, Chronic Harvest, Fur Handcuffs, Darth Fader (textured face), House Rave, Snow Frosting, Post News, Straight Baller (white on black poster face), Heavy Weight, Angry Nerds (brush face), Future Style (hand-printed 3d face), Liner34, Tweak Diner, Frosty Holiday, Zap Control, Kids Outline, Shock Treatment, Flesh Digster, Shredding Harder (grungy scratchy typeface), Metal Chakra (barbed wire face), Childs Funtime, Super Cut, Holy Scriptacular, Tangent Print, Chung Flew, Lucky Money, Oven Bread, Soda crack, Quick Dirty, Victory Cut, College Dropout (athletic lettering), Comic Shadow, Mystery Forest (sketched), Code Danger, Slash King, Phat Rave (sketched), Tiger Tails, Major Rules, Cloud Home, Flower Header (floriated caps), Tiny Friends, Tasty Sundae, Leaking Type, Saturday Evening, Agenda Clash, Tripple Dots, Plain Handline, Cutefold, Gift Exchange, Reaganald Script, Broadway Event (marquee face), Gotfaded (textured face), Disco Rush, Some Lines, Inside Flower, Scratch This, Alien Sweater (stitch font), Fantom Bantum, Stripe Fun, Thrift Store, Legit Outline, Country Gold, Chrome Fancy, Barnyard Massacre (Treefrog style), Holiday Event, Art Times, Flesh Shop, Heart Baller, Free Kittenz, CreamPuff, Outline Around, Quivering Noodle, Rocking Lines, Tugboat, Comic Bubble, Hand Shadow, Sans College, Winter Ice, Cutout Poster, Woodblock Cutter, Handy Stencil, Dirty Cursive.

    The following typefaces were designed by Matt Barber: Gateway Drug (2013), Crankdeal (2012, a hand-printed poster face), Mad Caps, Third Leg (multiline typeface), Late Nights, Sewn Tight (2012, stitch font), Black Widow (2012).

    The following typefaces were co-designed with Dylan Tellesen in 2012: Dingleberry (+Solid), Threed, Brushingtons, Excellent Stencil, Handrelief, Partyline, Basic Chrome, Spot Lights, Big Spit, Code Bars, Color Blind, Skullvetica, Diamond Plate, Blambu, Hounds, Knity (texture face), Eightballer, Another Line (a basic straight-edged monoline sans), Rocking Poster, Robotic Revolution, Organic Nature, Underground Event, Surf Shack, Greater Shadow, Razor Slice, Big Print (textured face), Scripty Caps.

    Typefaces made in 2013: Fresh Maker, Lucky Dogs, Quickly Write, Gourmet King (glaz krak font), Austin Lights, Pony Maker, Crystal House (grunge), Secret Event (textured face), Indian Tiger, Great Camp, Cowboy Would, Western Racing, Stripe Attack (textured font), Art Bang (grunge), Quick Scratch, Cold Brew, Fresh Twist, Nine Eight, Going Fast, Mega Riches, Taste Bomb (textured face), Brighten Days, Supergraf (a brushy graffiti face), Last Hand, Spring Ninja (brush face), Circuit City, Global Village, Yard Gnome, Lite Hand, Metal Block (Zero, Two, Three: scanbats), Indie Rock, Ancient Story, Super Drag, Slight Rocking, Over Scribble, Quickly Caps, Crack Deco, Victory Time (faded formal script), Futuristic Outline, Another Student, More Party, Brush Grunge, Zipper Fries, Diamond Lux, Splatter Funtime, Durh Shapes, Frosty Winter, Whole Space, BlockWood, Soda Water, Magic Scribble, Seaming Stitchy, Thrash Party, Line Fever, Great Bush, Right Price, Tight Carve, American Freedom, Jimbos Print, Quick Cut (faded face), Super Cracks (glaz krak face), More Party, Half Faded (textured face), Charcoal Script, Future Lines, Dot Outline, Half Tones, Shady Walk, Quick Slash, School Notes (sketched face), Block Party, Wonderful Party, Heart Stripe, Heart Beat, Heart Hole, Paint Balls, Golden Lights, Spring Party (texture face), Shockvetica (glaz krak face), Safe Paper, Sword Fighting, Camo Wear (textured face), Disco Night (art deco), Reverse Frick, Scratchy Fun (sketched), Fun Origami, Special Exit, Kid Print, an old typewriter collection (Dirty Olympia, Sterling Keys, SuperKeys, Quiet Type, Hermes Rocket, Double Studio, Light Fingers), Designer Pixels, Beauty Salon (Treefrog script), Headshot, Mega Bone, Fantastic Habits, Fridge Letters (textured), Kids Blocks (scanbats), Theater Event (grunge), Circle Pixels, Taste Bomb, Kite High, Run Away (3d) Dirty Coal (brushy), Dot Sticks, Twerk Fifty, Dance Lights (textured), Steam Rose (textured), Donkey Punch, Fold Line (origami), Tiger Nuts (textured), Fun Bear, Standard Header (letterpress, 3d), Marble Wasteland, Bender Lines, Magical Springtime, Open Hatch (hand-printed), Retro Tastic, Space Zombie (hand-printed), Mad Triangle (textured typeface), Sweaty Party (a fun sketched typeface), Freaky Manor (gothic typeface), Special Brand (texture face), Western Clown, Company Problem, Derp Icons, Pixel Hour (textured face), Basic Scratch, Indie Sellout, Next Level (textured face), Third Rail (grunge), Real Trap (athletic lettering), Bang Party, Title Solution (textured face), Special Third (textured face), Deal Maker (textured typeface), Liquor Bank (3d), Electrical Neue, Eighties Locker (grunge), Visual magnets (textured typeface), Final Relief (textured), Comic Tans, Bright Headline (hand-printed), Tiger Bawl, Cut Away (cutout letters), Kings Castle (textured face), Southern Riots (grunge), Slick Wave (textured face), Smash Break (texture face), Thin Simple, Super Rocket, Kids Game, Eighties Shades, Melt Factory, Pirate Zombie (grunge), Doktor Scratch, Mix Tape (textured face), City Tags, Gotcha (3d face), Wild Scratch (textured), Inter Fade (textured), Urban Labels (textured), Hot Tropics, Quantum Pixel (grungy), Minus Plus, Lower Scratch, Flying High, Broken Mustangs (script), Byte Shades (textured), Bolt Light (textured), Just Quick, Hotrocks, Total Event, Racing Flow, Energy Drink (textured), Inside Box (a wonderful metal-look textured typeface), Heat Wave (a wide poster face), Great Miami (arched typeface), Disco Midnight, Clean Scratch, Vegas Nights (textured and smudgy), Pirate Disco, Swift Chops, Zero Hype, Dot Tricks (grungy), Shaken (glaz krak font), Great Points (textured), High Level (textured), Break Time (textured), Circus Party, Crash Site (glaz krak face), Lower Resolution, Fifty Hours (script), For Sale (script), Broken Fixed (script), Hieroglyph Licks, Think Plan, Fancy Shadow, Forwards Backwards, High Sales, Slash Thirty (blood drip face), Universal Freaky, Event Shark, Bone King, Sharking, Magnetic, Paper Shreads, Summer Watermelon, Bubble Yums, Crazy Eyes, Danger Waffles (textured face), Early Scare, Farm Barns, Freckle Jackson, Greater Sales, Indian Summer, Mixed Thirty, Positive Warp, Reasonable Speculation, School Party, Scratching Matters, Lemonade Summer, High Style (textured face), Biology, Aweseome Style, Box Lines, Cloud Ahead, Going Around, Hot Flash, Major Stripe (sketched face), Pixel Draw, Summer Fire, SuperTack, Sure Real (Treefrog style), Totally Straight, Mega Gothic, Basic Hand, Chief Scare, Plain Slice, Sail Away, Gone Away, Chubby Muffin, Crack King, Dirty Jobs, Paris Label, Phone Home, Kids Party, Zombie Stitch, Moden Post, Rock Bait (Treefrog style script), Tent Sale (brush face), Event Maker, Quantum Ants, Cheap Horror, Extra String, Scratch Times, Snorkel Whisp, Dirty Looks, Bould, Window Crash (glaz krak face), California Harvest, Twerking Nasty, College Movie, Easy Horror, Brush Some, Autumn Two, Season Fourteen, Always Never, Fresh Bone, Scare Camp, Twinkle Fingers, Dirty Bandit, Metal Clash, Simple Folks, Sunrise Disco, Danger Zone, Swift Break, Dusty Salmon (textured face), Urban Poster, Tasty Drips (dripping paint font), HardLine (3d font), Technophilia, Zombie State, Come Inside, Popular Invite, Tough Horror, Wonderful Phonograph, Zombie Scratch, Thunder Crack, Fresh Riot, Metal Atlas, Grunge Shack, Gif Wrap, Punk Inside, Disco Break, Quantum Future, Major Black (textured), Stone Bird, Fantastic Party, Quick Money, Fast Time, Hecka Grunge, Electric Night, Tasty Swirl, Helping Stranger, Radical Llamas, Real Gold, Double Shadow, Space Cats, Space Fight, Furious Racing (textured typeface), Snow Flakes, Solid Event, First Place, Total Shock, Hairy Fun, Cats String, Dragons Breath, Stripe Disco, College Bytes, Late Club, Road Skin (textured), City Heights (textured), Easy Bricks, Insert Fun, Grunge Kids (textured), Solid Brand, Winter Decor (snow crystal font), Doctor Meow, Real Fast, Major Sketchy, Easy Romance, Globtastic, Noses, Strike King, Salty Would, First Contact, Extra Zero, Space Bang, First Avenue, Dirty Shocker, Delicious Candy, Drop Inside.

    Typefaces from 2014: Absolute Invite, Fancy Sauce (simulates an oriental typeface), Fair House, Gansta Walk (graffiti typeface), Spring Away (script), Heavy Load (fat brush), Amazing Sunshine, Club House, Magic Status, Big Party, Ocean Twelve, Lost Type, Spring Harder (textured), Escape Great, Fine Things, Cut Five, House Boat (textured), Splat Matrix, We Spring (gunge), Great Band (textured), Sky Limit, Four Six, Quick Sales (textured), Vegas Neon, Xero Typique, Ink Special, Bad Luck (glaz krak face), Handing Over, Megaphilia, Late Drank, Atlas Grunge, Right Track (textured), Square Deal, Great Party, Next Wave, Doges Walk, Dirty Locals, Boulder Scare, Clean Easy, Come Around, Fresh Holiday, Half Light (a condensed brush face), Light Curls, Lower Case, Magic Beauty, Much Funky, Plain Lines, Ten Fresh, Simply Fresh, Windy Metro, Play Along, East City (textured), Bernal Heights (grunge), Metalblock Delta (textured), French Disco (textured), City Magic (textured), Thunder Head, Lucky Diamonds, Great Storm, Neon Taste (textured), Night Hawk, Trap Music (a sketched typeface), Close Race, Major Label, Fresh Track (an all-caps brush typeface), Jack Trades, Cut Blox, Metal Block Theta (textured), Fired Bread, Angry Beavers (script face), Get Real, Lost Ray, Slot Machine, Animal Planet, Very Rich, Hawt Would, Above Ground, Grave Pain, Heaven Gate, Countrry Diamonds, Master Strike, Great Ending, Dreaming Pandas, Olden Times, String Tyme, Wrecking Ball, Great Nineties (sketch face), Lightning Blaze, Club Night, Certain Times, Clean Bubbles, Disco Party, Stoned Heights (glaz krak font), Can Opener, Metal Block Tango, Disco Fresca, Static Heights, Chronic Deal, Fire Block, Capital State, Burger Hut, Chicken Waffles, Bro Hugs, Indie Hype, Smoking Pistols, Mega Play, Light Break, Fadevetica, Metal Block Serif, Dream Stencil, String Piano (grunge), Binaty Waters (textured), Soth West, Magic Pens (fat finger font), Mega Bits (dot matrix), Zebra Disco, Luxury Import, Rapid Sloths (Treefrog-style handwriting), Spring Rage, Delicious Mocha (textured), Tropic Disco, Sprung Breakers, Urban Trails, Many Times (textured), Spring Headliner (textured), Party Lights (rounded stencil), Slick Ride (grungy), Burn Side (textured), City Stencil (grungy), Love Joy (textured), Neon Disco, Witches Brew (halftone texture), North Beach (textured), Metal Black Naked, Metal Block Ultra, Wet Razors, Cat Meow (sketchy face), Dance Away, Salty Beach (textured typeface), Great Horizons, American Western, Start Menu (halftone texture typeface), Zip Down, World Peace, Super Round, Spring Fruit, Open Lounge, Magic Kids, Fresh Candy, Four Stars, Gold Ring, Fun Time, Dark Box, Major Clue, Alert Notice, Love Riot, High Boat, Real Hard, Canada Mist (textured), Flavor Maker (textured), Spring Daisy, Great Springtime, Danish Crack (glaz krak), High Rating, Awesome Play, Flash Dance, Super Awesome, Paint Night, Pixel Drip, Ready Start, High Flight, House Music, Alternative Nineties, Technologic, Beaver Scratches, Spring Bump, Fancy Animal, Graph Master, Many Lines, Quality Control, Hot Discovery, Disco Trap, Ripe Dusk, Spring Dance, Electrical Storm, Electro House, North Cowboy, BiteTyme, BubLight, ChronicSales, ColdSpring, DeliciousFrosting, FloweringBuds, FrenchDance (white on black), Frequency, GetAround, GiftCards, LargeCrayon, MadSkilz, MetalShred, PeaceFight, ProximaFour, RightPlace, RockingTimes, ShwedyBawls, ThinkLight, WildThang, Make Out (crayon font), Clean Dirty (another crayon font), Digital River, Jaged Edge (sic), Loathing Fear (a great Treefrog style typeface), Metal Spectacular, Quit Work (crayon font), Special Delivery, Big Crump, High Fence (glaz krak face), Delicious would, Neon Tech, Right Brew, After Work, Pit Stop (textured), Strong Void, Love Scratch, Maiden Voyage, News Worthy, Mint Coin, Hipster Bike, Ready Made, Ten Dimensional, New Highs, Banlieue Disco (textured face), Punk Event, Soup Kitchen, Such Money, The Pulse, Thirdly (3d face), Train Station (a great ultra-fat rounded sans), Goldfinger (script), Neurotick, Hawt Comix, Talking Louder, Mind Storm, Astral Projections, AncientSprawl, BeautifulThangs, BoulderRough, ChronicMethodMB, CleanSimpleDT, DropKickMB, EasyDoughDT, FairBanks, FaultLineDT, FiftyShadowsDT, FrenchPirates, FuelControl, FunMeatsDT, GrandCircleDT, GreatFriendsDT, GreatSails, HawtFriend, JuicyCultureDT, JustWriteDT, LearningMachine, LearningMachineItalic, Marijuana, MegaLife, RedPanda, SecretTickleMB, SlickRoadsDT, SmokingParadise, StarDancing, StringTheory, StrongEventDT, ThinkingAcademicDT, ThugLoveDT, California Delights (connected script), Super Freak (textured), Extra Highs, Slime Bawls, Metal Witch, Grape Soda, Little Spooky, Such Frosting, Monster Slash, Burn Time (textured), Quick Fade (textured), Urban Animal, Prison Escape, Super Fear (dripping blood font), Final Days, Racing Numbers, Pirate Spider, Walking Dead, Hatch (textured), Strawberry Longcake (curly), Mad Zombies, More Dimension (3d), Popular Culture, Princess Cake, Wine Tasting (vampire script), Toxic Powers, Zombie Treats (rough brush), Total Eclipse (brush), Whisky Lickers, Brain Washers, CityVetica, Turn Up, Basic Sharpie, Electronic Voyage, Swingers, Heavy Loading, Solid Waste (textured typeface), Swingers, HighLines (sketched typeface), IceCold (textured), ManyGifts, OpenStore, PlaidEvent (textured), RustyNail, SickDream, WantedPirates, BreakingNews, FantasticSeasons, FantasyMachine, FluShots (rough brush), GreatWinter, HeavenlyWings (sketched), KentuckyBourbon, LoveBombs (rough brush), MicroBrew, Slashtacular, XmasLite, Golden Dabs (grunge), Urban Paints, Making Ideas, Just Brains.

    Typefaces from 2015: DigitalStream, EightyOne (sketched), GrandStencil, GrandZeroes, LightFuze, LiquidMagic, MetalReason, MiamiShades (shadow font), TakenBlack, TakenBlackItalic, TeaParty, WinterCrops, WonderInk (tattoo font), YoungRanger (connected script), Late Noise, Dark Papers (textured), College Thrash (sic), CrispyBones, DrawingMachine, JusticeWanted, KrampsHandso, PolarBears, SolutionFive, Shock Colours, Washer (textured), Dynamatics (textured font), Flowery Death, Pushing Sticks (dry brush font), Righty Marks (marker pen font), Baked Trains (graffiti font), Chronic Delivery (signage script), Intaglio Plains, Modern Reality (dry brush script), Nuevo Trenta, Rastaerize, World Shocker, Grape Blaster, Slate, Stencil Disco, Technocracy, Yarden Tawns, Flaunts (textured), Ringlead (textured), Freshly Thinking (script font), Plutonium (textured), Space (textured), Boulevard, Nuevo Disco, Stamp Ink, Educated, Krusty Signs, Quagent, Dusty Hotels, Cracked (glaz krak face), Amplitudes (techno sans), Frozen Rita, Beast Mode Suite (an avant garde family; +Disco), Epicenter (athletic lettering), Kitchen Cowboy (modular and spurred), Forest Lakes, Northern Montgomery, Biometric (techno family), Modernism, Higher Pixels, Grandious Vengeance (scratchy script), Second Avenue, Just Perforate, Grave Danger, California Designs, Natural Products, Boxing Chocolates, Beyond Space (textured), Asterisk, Katchy Markers (rough dry brush), Black Ties (sketched), Twenty Singles, Great Shake, Monster Energy (textured), Precious Moments (vampire script), Nuevo York (a vampire script), Faux Antique (another vampire script), Zero College, Fun Sized (drop shadow face), Blueberry Waffle, Stale Marker, 12 ounces, Raw Diet, Megadeal, Blklite (textured), Prison Break, More Candy, Fuel Tanks, Hot Bone, Break Point, Fresh Waters, Lower Haight, Carnal Devices, Juicy Boxes (sketched font), Special Case, Urban Life (dingbats), World Beings (dingbats), Twenty Something (textured), Many Fun, Expensive Solutions (brush), Dopeframes, Fun Lines, This Way (hand-crafted arrows), Rinse Wash, Trap House (crayon font), Love Marks (dingbats), Viral Fun (scanbats), Grape Dragon (brush script), Juicy Rags, Pleasure Riot.

    Typefaces from 2016: Reinebow (a colr SVG font), DecoRated (art deco), Recreational (3d, outlined), Tiny Shack (3d, outlined), Sugar Cakes, Regime Change, Treasure Hunt, Taco Fiesta (Mexican simulation font), Crystal Breath, Purple Drank, Denominator, Perceptual (art deco), Realismo (futuristic), Banquetier (a monoline deco typeface), Continents, Asperian, Fonderian, DeadTasty, Distinguished, DraftHouse, FreakyTwenties (white on black poster typeface), LuckyTricks, (outlined) MajorChronic, (outlined) Moulden (outlined), OldeBarnsby, (outlined) Marquez (crayon script), Hand Typist, Fauquier, Blockchain (3d style), Zombie Story, Private Fort, Spiral, Spherism, Swaingarm Yori, Solarium (outlined techno typeface), Tracksion, Hail Stormz (grunge), Paper Scraps, BombingStencil (textured), ExtraSprinkles (textured), MagneticFriends, PerfectChisle, PrizedStudy (sketched), RealPrizesItalic (tattoo script), RealPrizesVeryItalic, SketchyBuilder, Tragic Prequel, Twisty Pixel, Movie Nite, Gaslighter, BeautyScript, BlackSmith, Education (grungy athletic lettering), Kickstop (white on black), LemonadeHustler, PrinceCharming, SurfPoint, Wickers, BigTangle (triangulated), FlavoredCrayons, FreshCandies, RedlightDistrict, SingleOrigin, SnakeBite, SpringRaces (children's script), Valencia (dry brush script), BoldDrink (textured), BrandStruck (sketched), CarteBlanche, DarkStars (sketched), FreightCarts, HipsterFactory (sketched), HugeCrunch (textured), LateVaping, Masquerade, Neturality (white on black), Playgrounds, Prescriptivism, RockSolid, SewModern, SimpleLucky, TotalFreak, Transylvania, WasteFactory, WickedSeventies, WindowMarkers, Boards (sketched), BigSmoke, BrightSigns, ClubSport, DatBox (3d, white-on-black), EasyPeople (signage script), GouldenTreatise, Invertage (white-on-black), SpaceTransit, Above Stars, Band Stand, Market Crash (glaz krak typeface), Opiated Values, Stamped Envelopes, Higher Bounties, Gothic Friends (blackletter tattoo font).

    Typefaces from 2017: Abraxeous, Schwifty (outlined shadow font), Freaks (scary font), Musky Dawn, Tigerian (tiger-striped letters), Banqued (sketched), Basket of Candy, Bouquet (hand-crafted blackboard bold), Percolation, Scrapbuckets, Guangzhou (oriental simulation), Budtender (outlined), Cryptographic, Moleculan (connect-the-dots style), Robustly Brewing, Wonder Age, Graphemic, Simulacre (bilined), Squanch (squarish), Wysterium (a hatched display typeface), Value Stamp, Discover Earth, Dreaming Castle, Metal Shard, Warm Showers, Ripe Apricots, Plenty of Metal, Spackler (dry brush), Falconers, Ephemerian, Brackish Pond, Lemon Shower, Delinquence, Couper Blaque, Pelanquier, Karpow, Graphisme, Martienso, Bacon Request, Corpsey, Cloudier (cloud-themed font), Draft Quick (draftsman font), Forgivable Sin, Manufactured Consent, Comedy Show (shaded), AvailableReservation, CandyDelish, ForgeMelt (textured), FreshSteaks, FunSpace (textured), Gouldage, StuckBrayers, Substrate, SunsetBreak (textured).

    Typefaces from 2018: Bronium, Mastum, Brisquet (bilined), Mega Dose, Space Melons, Retaillistic (stencil), Algorithma (bilined), Basket Fries (crayon font), Elusive, Splasher, Midcentury, Miswak, Parabolic, Xelita.

    Aka Xerographer.

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    Yai Salinas

    Graphic designer from Buenos Aires, Argentina, at some point located in Madrid, Spain, who made the free purely geometric typeface called Geometric Way in 2010.

    In 2014, Yai made the free decorative caps typeface Craft (for craftsmen), the Greek-inspired caps typeface Hera and Destroy (2014: futuristic ornamental initials. Free download). In 2014, Tano Veron and Yai Salinas co-designed the free vector format colored display typeface Carioca.

    In 2015, Yai Salinas created the hipster typeface Hera, the free blueprint font Craft Font, free vector font Helena and the free decorative caps typeface Sea.

    Typefaces from 2016: The free experimental typeface Lieben, the free textured ink-saving Arial GTI and Times GTI, the high contrast didone-inspired free fashion mag typeface Ginebra, the free decorative blackletter typeface Ethelvina, and the free thin connect-the-dots typeface Fina (which was designed for Design Hooks).

    Typefaces from 2017: Helena (a color all caps font), Gaia (floral caps), Aires (a free color font at Fontself), the free textured color typeface Electra, the free colorful all caps Ariel Black typeface.

    Typefaces from 2018: Iris SVG, Russia 2018 (color fonts), Flux (a nicely textured all caps color slab serif), Agatha (a free tall condensed slab serif).

    Flickr page, where she goes under the name Dopamina. Behance link. Dafont link. Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Yellow Design Studio
    [Ryan Martinson]

    Yellow Design Studio is a fine art, graphic design and typography studio based in Sanibel, FL, and before that, in Madison, Wisconsin. The font designer is Ryan Martinson (b. 1972), who is from Chetek, WI. Rena Martinson is the other partner in the venture.

    Via MyFonts, they sell fonts such as Draft (2018: a 144-style sans superfamily), Lullabies (2016, watercolor brush script), Kiln (2016, an eroded caps only letterpress typeface), Canvas Acrylic Megafamily (2016, by Ryan and Rena Martinson), Sucrose (2015, a letterpress emulation family with eight levels of textured distress), Sant Elia Script (2015), Lulo (2014, a stackable chromatic typeface family), Lulo Clean (2014), Thirsty Soft (2014, a vintage signage script family), Eveleth (2014, a detailed vintage letterpress emulation family), Gist (2014, an inline slab serif; one weight is free), Gist Rough (2014, rough letterpress), Verb (2012, a very open sans family; +Verb Condensed, 2013, +Verb Compressed, 2013 +Verb Extra Condensed, 2013), Thirsty Script (2012, a retro connected signage script, which by his own admission, is based on Jack Edmondson's Wisdom Script, a fact he did not originally mention in the typeface description), Thirsty Script Shadow (2012), Thirsty Rough (2012), Thirst Script Extrabold (2014), Anodyne (2012, grungy caps), Veneer (2012, letterpress style), Veneer Clean (2016), and Veneer Extras (2012, dingbats), Melany Lane (2011, a connected school script), Skitch (2011, sketch / blackboard bold face); +Skitch Shaded, Magesta Script (2010, a grungy calligraphic script), and Wausau (2010, an all caps grunge face).

    Klingspor link. Creative Market link, Dafont link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Zilap (or: Mr. Zilap, or Zilap Estudio)
    [Juan Guillermo Navarro Barrios]

    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, Zilap Corporative (2016) is designed for corporate indentities, Zilap Natural (2016) is a rounded sans typeface, Zilap Alien (2016) is an alien dingbat font, and Zilap Espacial (2016) is an alchemic space era font. Gabi Barnat designed the tribal font Zilap Barnat in 2016. Zilap Marine (2016) is a wavy display typeface. Zilap Urban (2016) is a funky hipster typeface.

    Typefaces from 2017: Zilap Sound (hipster style), Zilap Precolombino, Zilap Mystery, Zilap Combat, Zilap Africa, Zilap Monograma, Zilap Black Storm, Zilap Nitro (a racetrack font), Zilap Evolution, Zilap Deep Sleep.

    Typefaces from 2018: Zilap Sensitive, Zilap Russia (constructivist, Cyrillic simulation), Zilap Exclusive (pearled), Zilap Orion (futuristic).

    It is unclear if Juan Navarro is the same as Luis Jaramillo, because his fonts are published under Luis Jaramillo's label, LJ Design. Fontspace link. Facebook link. Fontspace link. LJ Design Studios link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Zimages
    [Zinaida Zaiko]

    Illustrator and designer in Minsk, Belarus. Creator in 2018 of the modular squarish typeface family Domino, the geometric color font Love Birds, the bicolored octagonal font Quarta, the stone carving font Brave Viking, the color stitching font Lovely Day, the color art deco typeface Trigon Wheel, the stitching font Crossstitch, the brush font Red & Black, and the color SVG Opentype font Lavender Time. Fontplanet link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Zinaida Zaiko
    [Zimages]

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