TYPE DESIGN INFORMATION PAGE last updated on Sun May 19 06:20:27 EDT 2013
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Designer for ITF, most of whose fonts were published by Red Rooster. List (all ITF/Red Rooster unless otherwise specified):
Southampton, UK-based foundry, est. 2006. Font families include Regalese (2008, 8 weights with stylish rounded serifs), Arrow Heaven (2007, 6 styles of fonts with 62 arrows in 40 orientations each), Lydiard (2007, sans cum comic book), Sanzettica (2007, 36 sans styles of the geometric kind), Demigrunge (2007), Nidex (2007, caps-only grunge), Rocksolid (2007), Perio (2007, a grungy didone), Havenbrook (2007, a 22-style family), Sudoku Blank (2007), Pikelet (2007, grunge headline face), Sanzettica (2007, a 40-style geometric sans family, but the x-weight is unacceptably large), Hunniwell (2007, felt tip style), Meriden (2007, display sans family), Saint Val (2007), Funkywarp (2006), Cheedo (2006, bi-lined), Old Forge (2006, roman style), Blank Manuscript (2006, music font), Disgrunged ABCD (2006), Disgrunged 1234 (2006), Beeble (2006), Choob Stripes (2006), Diffie (2006), Pixettish (2006), Caldicote (2006, a 13-style serif family), Starbell (2006), Tuzonie (2006, grunge), Cabragio (2006, free-flowing informal), Deltarbo (2006, sans), Write (2006, an almost architectural script), Dascari (2006, an informal headline sans), Smeethe (2006, comic strip face), Crockstomp (2006, grunge), Dorkihand (2006), Meltifex (2006, melting letters), Rappica (grunge), Blue Sugar (2007, grunge), Front Desk (2007), Powdermonkey (2007), Sideshadow (2007), Spiky (2007), Zebra Spots (2007), Amescote (2007, a 6-weight sans), Mivron (2007, outline sans), Puggu (2007, comic strip font), Luzaine (2007), Overlapper (2007), Satron (2007), Stubble (2008, grunge), Newsanse (2008, a 15-style large x-height disaster), Rysse (2008, an 11-style grunge family), Chelp (2008, grunge), Snather (2008: thin, rounded squarish), Keybies (2008, piano key font), Quickle (2008), Pevensey (2008: 21 styles, each with 1200 glyphs, transitional style), Spiraltwists (2008), Music Sheets (2009), Snazzy (2009), Shelflife (2012, a macho sans), Langton (2012, a workhorse sans family), Indipia (2012, a corroded family), Bradwell (2012, condensed sans). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Major Japanese free font foundry with techno, katakana, hiragana, comic book Latin, techno and game fonts. List: NiseAirTrix, NiseAlienFront, NiseAstroCity, NiseChuChu, NiseColumns, NiseEnduroRacer, NiseEswat, NiseGalaxyForce, NiseGameGear, NiseGenesis, NiseGreatestNine02, NiseGunstarHeroes, NiseHangOn, NiseHornet1994, NiseHornet1997, NiseIchidantRK, NiseIsao, NiseJSRF, NiseJoypolis, NiseKidChameleon, NiseKnuckles, NiseMarkIII, NiseMegaDriveEU, NiseMegaDriveK, NiseOverWorks, NisePico, NiseR360, NiseRoboPitcherK, NiseSG1000, NiseSGGG, NiseSega, NiseSegaK, NiseSegaKara, NiseSegaKn, NiseSegaNet, NiseSegaRosso, NiseSegaSaturn, NiseSegaSports, NiseSegaSports2k, NiseSegaSports2k1, NiseSegaSports2k2, NiseSegaSports2k3, NiseShiningD, NiseShinobi1987, NiseSonic, NiseSonicBattle, NiseSonicIcon, NiseSonicK, NiseSonicKb, NiseSonicShuffle, NiseSpaceHarrier, NiseSuperHangOn, NiseTantRK, NiseTera, NiseTheDead, NiseThunderBlade, NiseUfoCatcher, NiseVFkids, NiseWonderMega, NiseZaxxon, NiseZillion, NiseHotRod, NiseMajorLeague, NiseMegaDriveBR, NiseSegaSonic. [Google] [More] ⦿
Active Images (or: Comic Book Fonts, or: Comicraft)
Rita Simpson and Richard Starkings' company which specialized in comic book fonts. The newest Tekton-lookalike font, Hellshock, was designed by Dave Lanphear.
Some typefaces: Achtung Baby (1997), Adamantium, Chills, DivineRight, DoubleBack, DutchCourage Elsewhere, IncyWincySpider, RunningWithScissors, Spills StandBy4Action, Stormtrooper, TheStorySoFar, Thrills, ToBeContinued, Alchemite, Astro City, Bithead, Bronto Burger, CarryonScreaming, ClobberInTime, Comicrazy, Flameon, Frostbite, GrimlyFiendish, JimLee, JoeMad, Meltdown, MonsterMash, PhasesOnStun, PulpFictioon, ResistanceIs, SezWho/SezYou, SpookyTooth, Splashdown, TimSale, Wildwords (129 USD!), YuleTideLog, Zoinks. Most fonts by John Roshell. [Google] [More] ⦿
AdamAnt VectorWorx (was: Toniofonts)
Antonio Bucu [AdamAnt VectorWorx, or AdamAnt Designs, The Philippines] designed EQUINOX, GraphicAttitudeMono (1999, white on black lettering), INDIOSBRAVOSTITLING (great thick lettering), MachaCow (1999, fat display face), Maharlika (1998, elegant art deco display type), Smokey, Tonio (comic book font), TONIO2, WaChaKa (1999), WASTED (handprinted).
Adriana Esteve Hernandez
Her fonts include Kicks (2012, a fun hand-printed typeface for children's books), Stitching Kit (2010, dings), Fiddleshticks (2009), Sorbet and Sorbet Wide (2009, like architectural letters), Fancypants (2010, curly lettering), Stitchin Crochet (2009, dingbats), Trellis (2009, handprinted), and Draft Punk (2009, comic book style).
Turkish type designer (b. 1954) in Izmir who sells through MyFonts. He graduated from Hacettepe University in 1989.
In 2011, Ahmet created the art deco chic family Turquoise, the techno sans family Altuna Sans, the semi-handprinted Shirin, and the organic and elliptical monoline sans family Deria Sans. Sterk (2011) is a legible and open masculine sans family. Glode (2011) is a masculine geometric sans family. Calligra (2011) is an elegant almost calligraphic flared sans. Ephesus (+Shadow) is a caps-only titling sans family. Tillom (2011) is an elegant decorative face. Ondule (2011) is a horizontally-striped texture face. Brounde (2011) is a rounded monoline slab family. Eggy (2011) is a monoline sans display face with slightly shaky outlines. Uno (2011) is an organic display face. The dispay sans Veberk (2011) has contrast and style.
Typefaces made in 2012: Halis Grotesque, Uneven (a bold poster typeface family), Ferforje (curly all caps face), Daphne (a handdrawn all caps poster family), Mancho (a stylish caps only sans family), Cillop (elliptical sans), Typonil (elliptical sans), Omar (squarish poster font), Gulyesa Script (a beautiful informally hand-printed poster typeface), Smyrna (hand-printed poster face).
Talented graphic designer from Providence, RI, who made these free fonts: Sarabelle (2012, irregular hand), Iron Sans (2011), Wicked Grit (2011, grungy), Anchor Jack (2011, art deco display face), Beagle Brigade (2010), Providence (2010, slab face), Amperzand (2010), Ackbar (2010, a great heavy sans display face), Alley Oop (2010, mechanical style), Wicked Scary Movie (2010, comic book style), Excelsior Sans (2009, ink trap exercise), Amity Jack (2009, black headline sans), Aldo The Apache (2009, black octagonal), Arm Wrestler (2009, slightly flared display sans; for 95% based on OliJo by Manfred Klein, 2002), Wicked Woman (2009, based on or a copy of Rutaban by Jason Pagura, 2001), Mighty Mighty Friars (2009, based on or a copy of Plumber's Gothic by Harold Lohner, 2007), Vive La Revoluzione (2009, based on or a copy of Headline One HPLHS by Andrew Leman, 2002). Dafont link. Font Squirrel link. Kernest link. [Google] [More] ⦿
akaType is James Milligan's outfit. Fonts made by him include akaPosse (2005), akaArcade (2003, Victorian), akaDylan (2005, comic book style set of three faces), akaChen, akaDora (2005, script), akaFrivolity (2002), akaHoggle (2002), akaIndic (2002), akaPotsley (2002, Victorian).
Original fonts for Mac and PC, mostly Latin letters, but also a few kana faces: AKAkubit12H, AKElephant3, AKMyPrince (2004), AKOsaruH, AKOsaruR, AK-Keroyon (2003, alphadings), Akubin (handwriting), AKAppriqueBlack, AKANGEL, AKAppliqueWhite, AKUNCIAL, AKCalligraphy, 09Keroyon (2004), AK Jelly Beans (2004), AK-Piyoko (2004, egg dingbats), AK woopaa, AK Roopaa, AK-Halloween (2004, dings), AK Sweet Prison (2004, Fraktur), AK-BlackCastle (blackletter, 2004), AK-WinterYawns (2004, winter dings). AK-Shanghai 1930 (2005), AK-Japonesque (2005), AK-My Baby (2005, child dingbats), KS Lovers (2007, handwritten Latin and kana). In 2008, they stopped offering free fonts. [Google] [More] ⦿
Albatross (or: Font Deals)
Albatross is Jay Hilgert's foundry in Oklahoma City, OK, est. 2008. Before Albatross, Jay Hilgert ran Bittbox (or: BB Free Fonts), a site dedicated to free clipart and vector art.
Typefaces from 2008 include the informal outline face Tire Shop, the informal 3d shadow face Blox (2008), the 3-d wood face Baja California, the stunning four-style family called BB Petie Boy (which includes an ornamental caps style, a grunge style, a blackboard style and a sketch style), Fusty Saddle, 23rd Street (a graffiti font) and Whiteboard Modern.
In 2009, he followed up with Oil Change (3d, hand-drawn).
In 2011, he created the futuristic family Naughty Astronaut (+Cowboy), the Western face ABTS Gunsmoke, the connected retro script face ABTS Milk, ABTS Feather Pen, ABTS Oklahoma (retro deco), ABTS Aviator (2011, art deco caps face), and ABTS Day of the Dead (ornamental skulls, Mexican style), ABTS Crestwing (an inline caps face), Helios Pro.
Type designer for PhotoLettering Inc in the photo type era. His type designs include Akimbo 2, Akimbo 3, Brush Bold, Brush Animated Condensed, Brush Expanded 7, Brush Upright 9, Brush Upright Condensed 8, Brush Upright X Condensed 8, Brush Upright X Condensed 10, Caslon Schoolbook, Caslon Schoolbook 7, Caslon Schoolbook Italic 4, Cartoon Medium, Classic Script, Flamingo 2, Flamingo 5, Flight, Frolic Bodoni, Frolic Medium, Knockout, Marionette, Nolan Roman, Rodeo, Rodeo Script, Rumba 7. Vagabond Condensed. [Google] [More] ⦿
All Star Krew
All Star Productions is a cartoon website run by Noir Amador out of Elk Grove, CA. If you click on Misc, you will find some original free fonts: Drewtype (1999, handscribbling, by Andrew Bargeron), U.F.P.O.L.T. or Uniforms for People of limited Taste (2001, comic book lettering by Phillip Cavette, inspired by the lettering of Dan Piraro), Gimetzcobats (2001, some letters made up from bricks, and some dingbats, by Andrew Bargeron, founder of Gimetzco.com, showing artwork from 1996-2001), NOIR (2001, handlettering), 4990810 (1999, Phillip Cavette, a grunge font), AIRBORNE (1999, Phillip Cavette, a grunge font), Ce208 (1999, Phillip Cavette, a primitive handwriting font), FOXYMORONV2 (2002, handlettering by Travis Fox), OneReceipt (1999, Phillip Cavette), RedCometFivetoMars (1999, Phillip Cavette), TwoReceipt (1999, Phillip Cavette). [Google] [More] ⦿
Boris Mahovac is a great Croatian designer. He founded Alphabet Design in Oakville, Ontario. One of his famous fonts is the kitchen tile face Kalendar. Other creations: Pixelina, Borek, Duckling, Fat Trace, Kloi (now Kloi BT (2004)), Tabita BT (2005, an informal font), and the great patterns of the Symbols font, JechoTecho.
From the web site: He started working with digital fonts back in the days of bitmap fonts, sometime in 1988. At that time the studio operated in Zagreb, (former) Yugoslavia, which later became the capital of independent Croatia, under the name PixelPrint. The name changed to Abeceda Dizajn in 1992 while establishing itself as a successful typographic studio that specialized in font localization and type consulting. Abeceda Dizajn studio was the official distributor and manufacturer for Bitstream Inc. for Croatia and Slovenia from 1995 until 1997, when it relocated to Canada. Today, Alphabet Design is again a Bitstream re-seller.
In 2005, Bitstream published Kloi, Borhand Tabitha, Duckling, as well as JechoTecho1 (the latter face was made by Evzen Jecho). Alphabet Design is donating all its proceeds of January 2005 to tsunami aid. In 2005, cartoonist Branimir Zlamalik created Smiles (dingbats) and Ulixa (comic book family). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Alphabet Soup (or: Michael Doret)
Michael Doret is a commercial hand lettering artist in Hollywood, CA, but born in New York in 1946. A graduate of The Cooper Union, he was interviewed by MyFonts in 2011. He worked at PhotoLettering as an assistant of Ed Benguiat. Klingspor link. Behance link. Veer writes: A graduate of the Cooper Union, Michael has run his own design studio for many years - first in New York City - and currently in Hollywood. An eight-time winner of the New York Art Directors Club Silver Award, Michael is a specialist in logos and letterforms. His unique typographic vision blends elements of lettering, illustration and graphic design. The inspiration for his work has come from such diverse sources as matchbook covers, theater marquees, enamel signs, early and mid-20th century packaging, and various other artifacts of this great land of ours. Although for much of his career he executed his work in traditional media, he now works almost exclusively in a digital format. In 2006, he set up his own foundry, Alphabet Soup.
In 2010, he did the free brush face Fronte del Porto, which is based on the Elia Kazan movie with Marlon Brando entitled On The Waterfront.
There is also a commercial side of Alphabet&Type: In 2010, they published the angular family Antares, the bold organic face Minardi (+Collage), and the curly family Vannucci Antico. Metropolis (2010) is an angular face based on the titling of Fritz Lang's movie Capolavoro. Sabrina (2010) is taken directly from the Best movie by Billy Wilder, with Audrey Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart. An American in Paris (2010, or: UnAmericanoAParigi) is based on the font used in the movie by Vincente Minnelly, with Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron.
Cleopatra (2011) is a chisel font with a Greek look, based on Cleopatra, the movie by Joseph L. Mankiewkz, starring Liz Taylor and Richard Burton. Il Grinta (2011) is the wedge serif titling font of True Grit, Henry Hathaway's movie starring John Wayne. The beautiful inline face Singapore (2011) after the titling in John Brahm's movie featuring Ava Gardner. Strade di Fuoco (2011) is based on the movie Streets of Fire by Walter Hill, with Diane Lane. Flash Gordon (2011) is based on the famous movie by Mike Hodges, starring Max Von Sydow. Amazing Spider Man (2011) is based on the Spiderman movie by Marc Web which featured Andrew Garfield. Captain America (2011) is based on the movie by Joe Johnston, with Chris Evans. Twilight New Moon (2009) is based on the Twilight movie. Electric Dreams (2011) is based on steve Barron's movie.
Tintin (2011) is a comic book face based on Steven Spielberg's 2011 movie. Fantastic Four (2011) is a StarTrek style family that is based on the Tim Story movie.
Creations from 2012: Sherlock Holmes, Watson (based on Guy Ritchie's movie), Lucky Luke (after the successful Western comic book series by Morris and Goscinny), Danger Diabolik, Ghost Rider (based on the movie by Mark Steven Johnson, starring Nicolas Cage), Notorious (a brush font based on Notorious, a movie by Hitchcock starring Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman), Cullen, Flower Header, Dorian Gray (from the movie by Oliver Parker starring Ben Barnes), Snow White (from Rupert Sanders's movie Snow White and The Huntsman).
Maxim Avdeev (aka Amazingmax) is the Kazan, Russia-based creator (b. 1997) of some futuristic/game fonts in 2009: AmazXakep, AmazDooMLeft, AmazDooMLeft2, AmazDooMLeftOutline, AmazDooMRight, AmazDooMRight2, AmazDooMRightOutline, AmazS.T.A.L.K.E.R.Italic, AmazS.T.A.L.K.E.R.v.2.0. In 2010, he made the AmazGoda family of comic book faces.
In 2011, he added AmazHand_First, AmazHand_First_Alt, AmazHand_First_Alt_X, AmazHand_First_Hard, AmazHand_First_Smooth.
Chilean foundry with both free and commercial typefaces. The free faces gre mostly out of Esos tipos de la UTEM, the Escuela de Diseño de la Universidad Tecnológica Metropolitana de Santiago de Chile.:
Andrew Hart is a Corona-based American digital photographer (b. 1988), who runs a small free font archive. Another archive of his. Dafont link. Another URL. Yet another URL. And still another one. And another one. And one more. His later fonts refer to SickCapital.Com.
His own fonts include Angelic Serif (2012), Angelic Peace (2012), Pyrite Script (2012), Pyrite Crypt (2012), Body Piercing And Chains (2012), Love til Killed (2012), Hollywood Capital (2012), Donaldo Regrecka (2012), Deadly Black Chain (2012), Dirt2 Copperbolt (2012, grungy copperplate), Truskey (2011, grunge), Sick Capital Kingston (2011), Full Moon On (2011),Grafitik Riot (2011, graffiti face), Electric Panda (2011), Last Draft (2011, grunge typewriter), CaliforniabyDirt2 (2010), JusticebyDirt2 (2010), SC Gum Kids (2010), SC Tinas Baby Shower (2010), Little Ryan (2010, handwriting), Sick Capital Vice (2010), Star Avenue (2009), Cute Tattoo (2009), DuerTWO (2009), Dirt2Stickler (2009), Ithornët (2009, grungy blackletter), NoXWay (2009, graffiti grunge), Skulls and Splatters (2009), Hacjiuza (2009, hand-drawn blackletter; +Dirty), Popstar Autograph (2009, comic book style script), The Quickest Shift (2009, curly script), DuerTwoo (2009, bloody horror font), Malgecito (2009, grunge), Ithornët (2009, grungy medieval pirate font), Little Bliss (2009), Loyal Fame (2009, curly script), Angelic War (2009, grunge), Soulstalker (2009, grungy blackletter), Kings of Pacifica (2009, ransom note font), GanixApec (2009), GoodPeace (2009), KatyBerry (2009), OffTheDrugs (2009), ThinFranq (2009), WILDAFRICA (2009, African-theme multiline face), St. Andrew (2009, a spray type font), Hawaii Lover (2009, grunge calligraphic script), Aristotle Punk (2009, grunge), Juicy Hunt (2009, grunge), Dead Hardy (2009, Victorian), Kate Perry (2009, fifties script), Kate Berry (2009, fifties script), Vloderstone (2009, hairline slab serif), Good Peace, Off The Drugs, Thin Franq (2009, hairline), Ganix Apec (2009, sans), Jailbox1 (2009, grunge), Blast Beat (2008), Ghosttown-BC (2008, Western style), Dead Secretary (2008, grunge), DIRT2-DEATH (2008, grunge), Robot Head (2008), Alpaca 54 (2007, grunge), Hawaii Killer (2007, Coca Cola grunge), Splinter2 (2007, grunge based on Franklin Gothic), Everyday Ghost (2007, grunge), Plague Death (2006, grunge), SEXtalk69 (2007), Screamz1 (2007). [Google] [More] ⦿
London-based and Australia-born designer of Doodlebug (Letraset, a nice scratchy handwriting face), Jokerman (1995, Esselte), Retro Bold (1992, a slab serif done with Colin Brignall), Scratch (1995), Smudger (1994), Chiller (1995, Esselte), the frivolous curly font Laughin (FontHaus, since 2006 also at Group Type: sample, another sample, and another one), Doubler Script (FontHaus), Chipper (1995), and Faxsimile (at 2Rebels, 1998). Creator of Barbed Wire AS (1998). Goo Goo Gjoob (Letraset Fontek) was inspired by the hand-writing and drawings of John Lennon (see also John Lennon (2008, a free font by Analia Wainer). Potato Cut (Fontek) is a comic book face.
Web professional with six years of commercial experience. Polhill graduated from Brunel University with a degree in Product Design BSc, and lives in London. Creator of the free font Comic Andy (2009). Dafont link. Alternate URL. [Google] [More] ⦿
Argentinian lettering artist who worked for 35 years for McCann Erikson and has produced freelance works for other major agencies like Interbrand, Futurebrand, and others. Veer writes: The talented Angel Koziupa has been lettering, creating type and designing logos for the past 40 years. His handiwork is behind nearly every important packaging logotype in Argentina. He worked 35 years for McCann Erikson and has produced freelance works for other major agencies like Interbrand, Futurebrand, and others.
Koziupa designed a number of alphabets in cooperation with Alejandro Paul of Sudtipos, who created digital typefaces out of them.
His typefaces include Heraldica Script (2013), Avellana Pro (2012), Bayoneta Pro (2012, an angular typeface), Machete Pro (2012, related to Bayoneta Pro), Aranjuez (2012), Aventura (2011), Coche (2011, a signage face), Aguafina Script (2009, free at Google Web Fonts and at OFL), Primavera (2008, a signage face), Angelus (2008), Felipe (2009), Amarinda (2004, Sudtipos), Argenta (2004), Biographer (2009, an upright almost connected script), Bravissima Script (2009), Bubblegum Sans Pro (2011), Cenizas (2008), Chocolate (2008, a market sign family in weights called Amargo, Caliente and Dulce), Condiment (free at Google Web Fonts), Cupcake (2010, a food signage face), Murga (2003), Tiza (2003), Tanguera (2007), Galgo Script (2007, rough-edged calligraphic script), Kilo (2010, signage face), Koziupack (2008), Kozmetica Script (2011, a delicate wedding script or make-up brand script), HabanoST (2003), Argenta (2003), Malbeck (2003), Alma (2005), MobleySans (2003), Malambo, Oxida (2005), Inoxida (2009), Piedra (2010, grunge; free at Google Web Fonts), Pinguino (2005, condensed brush face), Platinus Script Pro (2012, a wedding font), Ricotta Script (2011, a true signage face), Romy (2007, graffiti script), Voyeur (2011), Almond Script (2007), Candombe (2007, a script with an African theme), Amorinda (2007), Cafelatte (2006, signage face), Matogrosso Script (2009), Uplink (2009, upright connected script), Aladin (2009, an art nouveau-meets-Arabic face; free at Google Web Fonts and at OFL), Delight Script (2011: a 1950s signage face, which won an award at Tipos Latinos 2012), Diplomatic (2009) and MobleySerif (2003) were created by Alejandro Paul based on his letters. They can be purchased as Umbrella Type at Veer. Also at Umbrella, Paul and Koziupa made the casual script face Brisa (2004; its grungified version is Viento, 2011), and the script faces Chocolate Caliente, Amargo and Dulce (2005), Felipe (2005), Cooked (2006, rough-edged), Chicle ST (2007, bubble gum wrapper type, free at Google Web Fonts), Bellas Artes (2007, doubly-lined script), Lombriz (2005), Bakery Script (2006, for signs in stores), and the frizzy Cenizas (2005).
Designers in West Midlands, UK, of comics fonts such as BritComicsNormal, BurningRubberBlack, BananaSundaeBold, LithoComixItalic, PoopedEyesExtraBold, ChunkyComixSemiBold, LithoComixItalic, Chalkpat, Cheesey-Nibble, Fatkid, Irtusk-BoldItalic, Jellybean, Jilted-Medium, Leafmold-Leafmold, Squish, Swink, Uptight, ChunkyComixStretchItalicsItalic, ClassikComikNormal. Shareware and freeware PC truetype fonts.
Spanish cartoonist de Santiago (who is based in Cartagena) used to run Dir Dam Foundry, where he sold his comic book fonts Comic Pro (1998), Comic Ignatz, and Comic Camelot. Comic Pro is also at Jack Yan (1999) and at Type Quarry. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
B.J. Harvey is the Californian designer at Chank's Store of the free "bj's Halloween Fontpak " (4 fonts, 2001). He is working on a ton of other fonts, like Apollo Sans, Motorpsycho, Geek Gothic (a comic book face), Apollo46, Zimmer, Nu Cairo, Sotoflame (2002), Japanasonic, Japanacea, Japanorama, Eurmama (oriental simulation font), Jawa (oriental simulation), SD Police (stencil, not for sale), Rigby, Neopolitik, Metis, Motorpsycho. Opened Apollo26 in July 2002, where you can buy Flame N Skull, DEFCON 1 through 5 (or: Billabong, Special effects, X-Games 23, Von Zipper and Machine). APOLLO26SumoX (2002) is free. [Google] [More] ⦿
One of the most dynamic foundries from 2000 until 2003. The "Lab" was run by Apostrophe (Fredrick Nader) and was based in Toronto. It has produced well over 1000 original free fonts, in all formats (type 1, truetype, and opentype, PC and Mac), and nearly all fonts have full character sets. Many have character sets for extended European languages and Cyrillic as well. It was for a few years the only active producer of multiple master fonts. Download site at Typoasis. Original URL, now being reworked. Highlights:
Born in Auerbach, Germany, 1882. Died in Braunschweig in 1971. Worked mostly in Leipzig and Braunschweig. Drescher is most famous for his huge Super Grotesk family (Schriftguss, 1930, a geometric sans serif). At the foundry of Ludwig Wagner, he published Arabella (1936, a script face; for a revival, see Arabella Pro (2006, Ralph Unger, Profonts), Arabella Favorit (1936 or 1939), Fundamental Grotesk (1938-1939, four weights), Manutius Antiqua (1935), Manutius Kursiv (1935). He designed Antiqua 505 (aka Manutius) in 1955, a strong bold face. The latter was published by J. Wagner. Other faces include Drescher Initials (Schriftguss, 1927, an open lineale titling face), Duplex (Typoart, 1930, a delicate double-stroke titling type), Energos (Schriftguss, 1932, almost a comic book type of script font) and Helion (Schriftguss, 1935, and Fonderie Française, 1935, a 3-d shaded outline font).
His Super Grotesk family was revived at FontShop in 1999 by Svend Smital, and at Bitstream in 2001 by Nicolai Gogoll as Drescher Grotesk BT. Energos led to Ralph Unger's Energia Pro (2008). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
British designer of Stratford, a blackletter font done at Letterhead Fonts in 2002. Also in 2002, he made the 6-weight Hindlewood fraktur family (in Sans, Soft, or Hard; and Regular or Groteque) and the 3-weight signage font Opening Night (2002). Other fonts include Red Sable Script (2006, photolettering age script), Senatus, Flash Script (signage), LHF Chesham Sans, Wade Grotesque (2003), Wade Dynamic (2008, bold sans), Cincinnati Poster (2003, signage), Tallington (2003, a great gas-pipe lettering font), Stevens Percepta (2003, inspired by showcard writer/designer Mike Stevens), Speedstyle (2004, comic book face), LHF Tideway Script (2004, connected fifties script), Essendine (roman), Stevens Percepta (flared headline sans), Tallington (strong sans), and American Sans. [Google] [More] ⦿
ArtistMike (real name unknown) designed Komica Halftone, Shaded Art Brush, Animal Letters, Gargoyle 11, YellowSub&Dings, Mickey Letters, Mickey Dings, Mickey Mouse Dings&Letters 3.0, Rooster Font, Scary Clowns, School Dings, PinUps, Scrolls Dings, MC Borders, MC Pinup, SandDaisy, ScaryClowns, Donald&Dings, ArtistMike.Orniments12, Sun Dingbats. Get the fonts by email. Logo to font and signature to font conversion service. [Google] [More] ⦿
Astigmatic One Eye
Astigmatic One Eye (AOE) has lots of nice original fonts by Brian J. Bonislawsky (b. 1973, Pittsburgh, PA). Many are free, others are not. AOE joined Font Brothers Inc in 2006. Brian Bonislawsky currently lives in Las Vegas, NV.
A partial list of the AOE fonts made in 2011: Engagement (2011, a free brush script at Google Web Fonts), Fascinate (2011, an art deco face at Google Web Fonts; +Inline), Original Surfer (2011, a free Google Web Font inspired by a vintage advertisement for the "California Cliffs Caravan Park"), Smokum (2011, a Western / Italian face), Yellowtail (2011, signage face), Redressed (2011), Special Elite (2011, free typewriter face), Aclonica (2011).
Typefaces from 2008 or before: Horseplay AOE (2008, Western style), Cake and Sodomy AOE (2008), Good Eatin AOE (2008), Paradiso AOE (2008, inspired by logotype of the Paris Resort and Casino in Las Vegas), Montelago AOE (2007, a script inspired by the logotype of the Mirage Resort and Casino in Las Vegas), Jack Chain AOE (2007), Henhouse (2007), Schnitzle (2007), Luxurian AOE (2007, inspired by the logo of the Luxor Hotel&Casino in Las Vegas), Digital Disco AOE (2007), Mighty Tuxedo AOE (2007), Makeshift AOE (2007), Clarity AOE (2007, slab serif headline), Red Pigtails AOE (2007), Run Tron 1983 (2002), Eyeliner AOE (2006, Tekton-like), Mother Hen (2007), Gloversville (2007, comic book style), Mighty Tuxedo AOE (2007, condensed sans), Quick Handle AOE (2007), Surfing Bird (2007), Hydrogen (2004), Hardliner (2004, fifties diner style), Big Ruckus (2004), SS Antique No. 5 (2004), Europa Twin (2003), EuroMachina (2003, techno), Lord Rat (2003), Love Anxiety (2003), BuzzSaw (2003), Skullbearer (2003, skull dingbats), Beatnick Blue (2002), Geisha Boy (2002), Mardi Party (2002), Midcrime (2002), Ocovilla (2002), Ruthless (2002), Saltie Doggie (2002), Whiskers (2002), Royal Gothic, Family, Eggit, Jericho, Wild Monkeys (2002), 5FingeredGothSW, AlienArgonautAOE, AlphaMackAOE, AmphibiPrint, AngiomaAOE, AntiChristSuperstar, AntiChristSuperstarSW, AstigmaSolid, BigLimboAOE, BigLimbodOutAOE, BoneRollAOE, BoneRollAOEBold, BoundAOE, BrailleAOE, BulletBallsAOE, ButterflyChromosome, ButterflyChromosomeAOE, ButtonButton, ButtonButtonAOE, CType, CTypeAOE, CelticLionAOE-Bold, CelticLionAOE-BoldItalic, CelticLionAOE-Italic, CelticLionAOE, CharailleAOE, ChickenScratch, ChickenScratchAOE, ClunkerAOE, ClunkerAOE-Bold, CropBats, CropBatsAOE, CropBatsIIAOE, DarkNightAOE, DeadGrit, DeliveryMatrixAOE, DetourAOE, DigitalDiscoAOE, DigitalDiscoAOEOblique, DingleBerries, DoggyPrintAOE, DraxLumaAOE, DungeonKeeperII, DungeonKeeperIIBold, DungeonKeeperIIItalic, EggItAOE, EggitAOE-Italic, EggitOutlineAOE, ElectricHermes, ElectricHermesAOE, ElectricHermesAOECharge, FearAOE, FilthAOE, FishyPrintAOEOne, FishyPrintOneAOE, FishyPrintTwoAOE, FutharkAOE, FutharkAOEInline, FutharkAOEInline, GateKeeperAOE, Ghoulish Fright AOE (2006), GlagoliticAOE (1999, grungy glagolitic), GorgonCocoonAOE, Gotik, GreyAlienSW, HAL9000AOE, HAL9000AOEBold, HAL9000AOEBoldItalic, HAL9000AOEItalic, HandageAOE, HandageAOEBold, HauntAOE, HybridLCDAOE, IDSupernovaSW, IslanderAOE, JokerWildAOE, KillMeCraig, KillMeCraigAOE, Kinderfeld, KittyPrint, KittyPrintAOE, Kornucopia, KornucopiaAOE, LinusFace, LinusFaceAOE, LinusPlayAOE, LinusPlaySW, Lochen, LovesickAOE, Manson, MasterPlan, Microbe, MooCowSW, MotherlodeLoadedAOE-Italic, MotherlodeLoadedAOE, MotherlodeStrippedAOE-Italic, MotherlodeStrippedAOE, MysterioSWTrial, NightmareAOE, OrnaMental, Pantera, PapaManoAOE, PenicillinAOE, PixelGantryAOE, PixelGantryAOEBold, PixelGantryAOEBoldItalic, PixelGantryAOEHeavy, PixelGantryAOEHeavyItalic, PixelGantryAOEItalic, PixelGantryHiliteAOE, PixelGantryHiliteAOEItalic, PoppyAOE, PoseidonAOE, Prick, QuiltedAOE, QuiltedAOEBlack, QuiltedTrial, RippleCrumb, RippleCrumbUltraCon, ROCKY, ROCKYAOE, RustedMachineSW, SSExpAntiqueAOE, Schizm, Schrill, SchrillAOE, SchrillAOEOblique, Scrawn, ScrawnAOE, ScrawnCyrAOE, ScrawnKOI8AOE, ScrewedAOE, ScrewedAOEOblique, ScrewedSW, SeaweedFireAOE, SenthAOE, ShampooSW, ShottyTransferTrial, SkinnerAOE, SlurCrumb, SpatCrumb, SpikeCrumbGeiger, SpikeCrumbSwizzle, SpikeCrumbSwollen, SteelcapRubbingTrial, StruckSW, StrutterAOE, SunspotsAOE, SurferComicTrial, TRANSHUMANALPHABET10, TRANSHUMANKATAKANA20, TannarinAOE, TannarinAOEOblique, TibetanBeefgardenAOE, TibetanBeefgardenAOE, TouristTrapAOE, TransponderAOE, TransponderGridAOE, UglyStickAOE, VanguardIIIAOE-Bold, VanguardIIIAOE-BoldOblique, VanguardIIIAOE-Oblique, VanguardIIIAOE, Ventilate, VentilateAOE, Y2KPopMuzikAOE, Y2KPopMuzikOutlineAOE, YoungItchAOE, ZeichensSW, ZenoPotionAOE, Zombie. Second list: BeatnikBlueAOE, BeatnikBlueFillAOE, GeishaBoyAOE, MardiPartyAOE, MindCrimeAOE, OcovillaAOE, PolynesianTouristAOE, RuthlessAOE, SaltyDoggieAOE, SpruceAOE, WhiskersAOE-Oblique, WhiskersAOE, WhiskersAltCapsAOE-Oblique, WhiskersAltCapsAOE (2002), Habitual, Automatic (techno), Bitrux, Filth, Cake&Sodomy, Gulag, Bad Comp, Detour, Alien Argonaut, Dark Night, GateKeeper, Gargamel Smurf, Invocation, Neuntotter, Geisha Boy, Saratoga Slim, Gobe, Stingwire, Lavatype, Tapehead, Islander, Clunker, Digelectric, Gargamel, Krulo-Tag, Krelesanta, SurferComic, Bound, Culture Vulture, Intruder, Cavalier, Anoxia, Synchrounous (IBM logo style lettering), Luna, Data Error, Lunokhod, Jericho. There are many techno and gothic fonts. Kill Me Craig is the first 26 death scene dingbat font (scenes by Craig Dowsett). KittyPrint takes the LinusFace font concept to more realistic cat head dingbats. Krelesanta (not free) is a funky font inspired by the band Kreamy Electric Santa. The free ButtonButton is useful for making buttons. Lovesick AOE is a scrawly, lovelorn typeface, i's dotted with hearts. Strutter AOE is based on the KISS logo. Senth AOR is a runic font. Charaille is one of the many dot matrix fonts. Cavalero is inspired by the logotype of the Chevy Cavalier.
In 2005, Bonislawsky and Sandler realeased 500 fonts, via Bitstream and MyFonts, under the label Breaking The Norm.
In 2006, Astigmatic published their typewriter collection, which includes Military Document, Bank Statement, State Evidence Small Caps, State Evidence, Urgent telegram, Library Report, Overdrawn Account, Customs Paperwork, Incoming Fax and Office Memorandum.
From the bio and various pieces of information, one is led to believe that Brian was born in Poland, and now lives in Miami, but that may be wrong.
In 2010, he placed a free font at the Google Directory, Syncopate. Along the same lines, we find the derived square serif face Stint Ultra Condensed (2011, Google Web Fonts) and Stint Ultra Expanded (2012).
In 2011, several other faces followed there, like Ultra (fat didone), Maiden Orange, Special Elite, Just Another Hand, Crushed, Luckiest Guy (comic book face), Aclonica, Redressed, Montezuma (a curly connected upright script), Devonshire (brush script), Fondamento (calligraphic lettering), Yellowatil (connected retro script), Righteous (free at Google Web Fonts: inspired by the all capitals letterforms from the deco posters of Hungarian artist Robert Berény for Modiano), Ribeye and Ribeye Marrow> (cartoon and/or tattoo style lettering---free at Google Web Fonts), Spicy Rice (2011, free festive display face at Google Web Fonts).
Contributions in 2012: Marcellus (2012, Trajan, flared roman), Eagle Lake (a free calligraphic font at Google Web Fonts), Uncial Antiqua, Jim Nightshade (2012, free at Google web fonts), Dynalight (2012, a retro script inspired by a vintage luggage tag for the Southern Pacific 4449 Daylight steam locomotive), Yesteryear (a retro script loosely based on the title screen from the 1942 film The Palm Beach Story), Parisienne (Google Web Fonts: casual connected script based on a 1960s ad for bras), Shojumaru (Google Web Fonts: an oriental simulation face inspired by a poster for the Marlon Brando movie Sayonara), Berkshire Swash (Google Web Fonts), Audiowide (Google Web Fonts), Romanesco (Google Web Fonts: a narrow calligraphic style), Galindo (Google Web Fonts), Oregano (Google Web Fonts: based on cartoon style lettering of calligrapher and logo designer Rand Holub. This style of hand lettering adorned many retro brochures and advertisements of the late 40's through the 1960's), Peralta (Google Web Fonts: an Egyptian comic book face), Eagle Lake (Google Web Fonts: calligraphic), McLaren (Google Web Fonts: comic book style alphabet), Freckle Face, Hanalei Fill, Hanalei [Polynesian bamboo or tiki lettering], Purple Purse, Margarine, Risque, Clicker Script [image], Stalemate [a gracious script, by Jim Lyles for AOE], Mouse Memoirs, Quintessential [Google Web Fonts: chancery hand], Bigelow Rules, Englebert [Google Web Fonts: from the title screen of the 1930's film titled Der blue Engel, starring Marlene Dietrich], Sacramento [Google Web Fonts: connected script].
Typefaces from 2013: Freckle Face (grunge), Grand Hotel, Purple Purse (Purple Purse draws its inspiration from a vintage Ivory Soap ad from the 1950's. Somewhat of a cross between Bodoni and Pixie, this font finds that it never truly takes itself seriously).
Stiggy & Sands is the American typefoundry of Brian Bonislawsky and Jim Lyles, est. 2013. Their first commercial typefaces, all jointly designed, are Luckiest Guy Pro (a fat comic book font based on vintage 1950s ads) and Marcellus Pro (a flared roman inscriptional typeface with both upper and lower case, originally published in 2012 by Astigmatic).
Commercial foundry in Oak View, CA, est. 2011, by Glenn Parsons. Creator of UXB Stencil and its companion UXB Spray in 2011, rough stencil faces. He also designed the tattoo face Dragon Fang (2011), Sugarbang (2012, comic book style), and the octagonal wedge face Spacepod (2012).
In 2013, Glenn created the comic book style typeface Koo Koo Puff.
Atlantic Fonts in Camden, ME, is the foundry of type designer Ken Russell (b. 1962, CA). His typefaces are mostly handprinted. In 2010, he published Sync, Radio, Kahiki, Clue, Once (curly), Episodian (retro techno), Rewire, and History. In 2011, he added the fat funky face Earthling, Orange Cat (handprinted poster face), and the fun faces Gruyere, Mountain Goat (comic book style) and Monarch AF.
Typefaces from 2013: Judlebug (a children's book script).
German foundry, est. 2009 by Julius Wiescher (b. 1991), who is the youngest son of famous type designer Gert Wiescher. His font Thin Pen (2009) is based on an ancestor of the German DIN-Schrift. The font was traced with a plastic template on transparent paper, scanned and worked over carefully to keep the handmade, authentic touch. Other fonts by him: DonJulio and Donna Julia (2008, Autographis, calligraphic script fonts made with Gert), Flatpen (2008, Autographis, with Gert), Norm Pen (2011, based on an ancestor of DIN Schrift), Bold Pen (2011, bold version of Norm Pen), Groucho (2011, a high-contrast flowing script), Authentic (2011, a connected copperplate script), Oldhand (2011, shaky handwriting), Holz Caps (2011, an irregular wood type simulation face), Poing (2011, a flowing calligraphic script), Cri Cri (2011, slab serif comic book face).
Autodidakt (or: Letters from Sweden)
Göran Söderström (b. 1974) is based in Stockholm. He worked at Gernandt and now runs Autodidakt (MyFonts link). Fountain sells many of his faces. MyFonts link. Behance link. Interview in 2010. In 2011, he set up Letters from Sweden with Fredrik Andersson. His fonts:
München-based foundry, est. 2008 by Gert Wiescher, whose main font foundry is Wiescher Design. Myfonts link. Specializing in handwritten scripts and rough fonts, they created Obsession A through F (2012, a penmanship typeface family), Pigalle Swing (2012), Amaro (2011, a signage script family; + Amaro Block, +Amaro Fleurie), Obsession (2011, a calligraphic family), Astara (2010), Golden Love (2010), Homer (2010, a comic character script), Moon Love (2010), Perfecto (2010), Nikita (2009, upright connected script), English Lazy Bird (2009), Script Hand (2009), Angel Eyes (2009), Cheap Thrill (2009), Viva Maria (2009), True Love (2009), WildThing (2009), Doria (2009), Verena (2009), Astria (2009), Chloe (2009), Bea (2009, brush), Xan (2009, rough Japanese-style script), Fat Sally (2009, comic book face), Wally (2009, calligraphic), Ysadora (2009, calligraphic), Zoe (2009, calligraphic), Joyosa (2009), Ulissia (2009, hand-drawn slab serif), Querida (2009), Riana (2008), Quiana (2008), Quirina (2008, calligraphic), Naomi (2009, calligraphic; based on his Nana), Don Julio (2008, calligraphic), Donna Julia (2008, calligraphic), Novita (2008, calligraphic), Novido (2008), Flatpen (2008, a rounded sans face), Kato (2008), Leona (2008, brush script), Tina (2008, fat brush), Maeva (2008, calligraphic script), Oona (2008, like Maeva), the brush script Paula (2008), the upright cursive faces Grazia (2008) and Greta (2008), the brush script Juliana (2008), the comic book style faces Carina (2008), Isara (2008), Kiki (2008), and Fanny (2008), and the calligraphic script faces Dalia (2008), Elisara (2008), Simona (2008), Helenia (2008), Annabella (2008), Brigitta (2008) and Constanza (2008). Gert writes about himself: I went to Paris when I was very young, just for the sake of art. That caused many a sleepless night to my beloved mother, but she accepted my decision. Once I met Salvador Dalí, but he did not take me very seriously. To this day I dont know why! After some years I decided to start a serious life. I got married and studied graphic design at the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin. Making detours, once more to Paris, then to Barcelona, where I designed the OECD pavillion for the Osaka World Expo at the office of Harnden&Bombelli, I reached South Africa. Grey and Young advertising got to know me! I had to fiddle around with Agfa cameras and films, Epol dog-food, several kinds of toilet paper, unbelievable insurance companies and I-dont-know-what. Sometime on a holiday in Munich I stayed there. Someone made me an offer I did not want to refuse. DFS&R-Dorland bought me out of South African slavery! I now became an art-director for Paulaner, CMA, Phillip Morris, and Peugeot. Being a young adventurous man, I changed to the Herrwerth&Partner agency, which at that time was supposed to be the most creative outfit in town. Mister Herrwerth taught me to think simple. I was allowed to introduce IKEA into the German market. Afterwards I became Creative Partner with Lauenstein&Partner. That was OK, til someone discovered his love for horses! Thats when I rented my own office in 1982! Since then I design some typefaces per year, I guide a couple of nice young people (apprentices) along to designer stardom. I write a couple of books and newspaper articles about design, computers, food, drink and crime! As a graphic designer I have nothing but happy clients! I am open to every challenge! [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Bob Alonso (b. Bronx, NY, 1946, d.2007), the founder of BA Graphics in 1994, is an American typographer who designed Damage Control (1993, grunge), Mango Gothic (1991), Pimento (1998), Shooby (1992), Pink Mouse (1992, psychedelic), Tequila (1992, a bouncy play on Didot), Alex (1996, child's hand), Chicken Soup (1993), PC Gothic (2005), Rust Bucket (1994), ITC Aftershock (1996), ITC Outback (1997), ITC Serengetti (1996), ITC Ziggy (1997), Gusto Black (2003), Vinchenso (2003), Blog (2007, 1890's style display egyptian), Nine One One BA (2007, grunge). He also designed the clean handwriting face Zipty Do, Serendipity (2006), CEO Roman (2007), Paladium Gothic (2007, a sans), Snip Tuck (1994, a headline face), Rancho Grande (1995), Radiance Brush (1997, a casual brush script), and Sahara Bodoni (1996). 33 years of experience at NewYork's Photo Lettering, and specializing to some extentv in calligraphic script faces, but not exclusively so. BA Graphics was located in Chester, NY, and later in Toms River, NJ, and now sells its fonts through MyFonts.
The complete list: ITC Aftershock, Alexandra Script (a formal script), Allure, Alons Antique, Alons Classic, Angular, Animated Gothic, Barnboard, Bedrock, Bodoni Roma (1993), Cabernet Sauvignon (2007, a take on Didot---I can't believe BA Graphics trademarked this name!), Cafe Aroma, California Sans, Calafragalistic (1992), Caslon Manuscript (1992), Champ Ultra (1995, Western billboard font), Chunky Monkey, Cookie Dough, Crackers, Crescent, Down Under, Elegante, Elephant Bells, Ellington Manor, Equate (1993), Extreme (chalk writing, 1996), Felicity Script, Flix, Freaky Friday Extreme, French Vanilla, Galactic, Geo (2000), Granny Smith, Gusto Black, Headline Gothic, High Intensity, Island Sans, Italian Didot, Kresson Black, Linear Gothic, Lorraine Script, Mardi Gras, Mega (1993, a fat mini-spurred didone), Milano, Nightmare, ITC Outback, Pecos, Ravenwood, Red Dawg, Relaxed Fit, Richmond Hill, Road Gothic (1996), Robertson, Senegal, ITC Serengetti, Shazam, Sign Gothic Bold Condensed, Slam Dunk, Sleepy Hollow, Swank Gothic, Title Gothic Light, Torino Modern, Triumph Gothic, Vinchenso Regular, Wackado, Yakety Yak (1994), Zany, ITC Ziggy, Zipty Do, Queen of Hearts (1991, script), Steel Magnolias (1995, blackletter family), Steeplechase (1992, wild West saloon font), Waimea (1992, poster font), Black Rising (2006, a black military style face), Summer Nights (1993, script), Sugar Shack (1995, curly script), Beaches and Cream (1996, a sans turned into a connected script), Jr High (1994, sports lettering).
Alonso Flair with its flared pants (2008) and Squat (2011, a stunted black wood style face) were started by Alonso, but finished after his death by John Bomparte, who wrote this obituary: Throughout his career at the legendary Photo-Lettering, Inc. (one that spanned four decades), Bob created original typefaces and tailored type by modifying, revising and filling out families, fashioning pieces of type for hand-lettered jobs, as well as being involved with the updating of a number of well-known logotypes. Bob was blessed with natural teaching abilities; and those in social and professional circles who had the good fortune to know him considered him not just a type designer but a mentor and a friend. As one such person close to him put it, he was a "graphic technician... back when computers were not even in site for graphic arts, he would take on any intricate&complex graphic project that others would shy away from and come up with a solution that achieved a masterpiece. I'll always remember someone saying 'this can't be done' and Bob saying let me see it and a short time later, there it was --done&perfect. I would like to think that attitude rubbed off on me. Along with this gift for teaching and explaining the complex, Bob exhibited a level of professionalism that was unsurpassed. A number of years ago when the need came to make the transition from the traditional to digital way of creating fonts, he rose to the challenge admirably. Towards the last few years of Photo-Lettering, Bob played a vital role in the conversion to digital, of many of the typefaces within the collection, notably those fonts that carry the prefix PL. More recently, Bob Alonso released several fonts through ITC, Adobe and his independent foundry, BA Graphics. Bob was on the cutting edge of his best work, and in the circumstance of his untimely passing, left a measure of unfinished designs. However, the spirit of his typographic talents and his fine sense of humor lives on through the many much-loved, and popular fonts he has left us: fonts such as Cookie Dough, Equate, Elephant Bells and Pink Mouse, to name a few.
The final font listing at MyFonts: ITC Aftershock, Alex, Alexandra Script, Allure, Alons Antique, Alons Classic, Alonso Flair, Angular, Animated Gothic, Bad Boy, Barnboard, Bedrock, Bodoni Roma, Brawn, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cafe Aroma, Calafragalistic, California Sans, Cedar Key, CEO Roman, Champ Ultra, Chardonnay, Chicken Feet, Chicken Soup, Chunky Monkey, Clearmont, Coffee Black, Cookie Dough, Crescent, Deco Inline, Deep Rising (2006, constructivist), Down Under, Elegante, Elephant Bells, Ellington Manor, Equate, Extreme, Fashion Didot, Felicity Script, Flix, Fraggle, Freaky Friday Extreme, French Vanilla, Galactic, Geo, Grandeur, Granny Smith, Gusto Black, Hatari, Headline Gothic, High Intensity, Island Sans, Italian Didot, Jr High, Ka Boink, Ker Pow, Key West, Klingon, Kresson Black, Linear Gothic, Lorraine Script, Malibu Heights, Manchester, Mardi Gras, Mega, Metro Gothic, Milano (2004, a didone face), Mission Hills, National Gothic, Nightmare, Oh Sweet Pea, ITC Out of the Fridge, ITC Outback, Paladium Gothic, PC Gothic, Pecos, Pink Mouse, Queen Of Hearts, Radiance Brush, Rancho Grande, Range Gothic, Ravenwood, Relaxed Fit, Road Gothic, Robertson, Rust Bucket, S&L Gothic, Sahara Bodoni, Senegal, Serendipity, ITC Serengetti, Shadow Gothic, Shangrala, Shazam, Shore Bodoni, Sign Gothic Bold Condensed, Slam Dunk, Sleepy Hollow, Sleezy, Snaggle, Snip Tuck, South Beach, Spice, Steel Magnolias, Steeplechase, Summer Nights, Swank Gothic, Tequila, Thats Amore, Title Gothic Light, Triple Condensed Gothic, Triumph Gothic, Vinchenso Regular, Wackado, Waimea, Wall Street Gothic, Wonka (1996, named after Willy Wonka), Yakety Yak, Zany, ITC Ziggy, Zipty Do.
Hungarian designer in Budapest, b. 1987. Home page. Designer of the display face Paris je t'aime (2010, a heavy comic book face) and the contrast face Blessed (2011), renamed Fortunata (a font without closed counters) and Fortunatus a few days after its first publication.
Type designer, letterer and calligrapher located in Willoughby Hills, OH. Ex-student at the University of Reading (2003) who designed Owyhee (2003). In 2008, he created Cora, a 6-style corporate-look sans with a large x-height.
In 2011, he did Katie's Font.
Hungarian creator of the bouncy black comic book face Model (2009). He also updated Maurizio Loreti's BrushScriptX and placed the updates here. His roman caps face Livio (2010) is based on S.G. Moye's Livia (1991). He also updated Thatcher Ulrich's Tuffy family in 2010, and made the handy Zapfian dingbat face DTPDingbats (2010). [Google] [More] ⦿
Typographer and graphic designer, who studied typography at ENSAV La Cambre in Brussels.
He created the free web font Karma (2010, Open Font Library), a slab serif face. Caledo (2010) is a narrow handprinted church face. Pixacaos (2009) is based on Brazilian graffiti. Castles (2010) is an interlocked design font. Nemoy (2010) is geometric. Strato (2010) is a connected signage script.
Billy O. James
Atlanta, GA-based creator (b. 1992) of Futura Handwritten (2013), designed for use in web comics.
Bjorn Capens made these typefaces at Fontasia International in the mid 1990s: Blake (an avant-garde face after the comic strip album blake and mortimer), Suske en Wiske, Karolingisch, and Unciaal. The original link disappeared. Alternate URL. Blake is at Dafont. [Google] [More] ⦿
Black Mantis Operations
Blambot Comics Fonts was founded in 1999 by graphic Designer and illustrator, Nate Piekos. Blambot has a huge number of original free comics fonts and balloons by Nate Piekos (East Providence, RI, b. RI, 1975). Comic Lettering is an alternate URL, where you can also order logo designs, custom fonts, and custom lettering. Fontspace link. The fonts:
The early typefaces (before 2003): Grumble (1999, grunge), Hot Fudge (2003), Dia De Los Muertos BV (2003, Halloween-style dingbats), Delorita BV (2003), Dance Craze (2002), Redford (2002, black display font), CharmsBV (2002, dingbats), LearningCurve BV (for children), HornyDevils, Princess (girls stuff dings), TurnTable (2001), Vinyl Smooth (2001), StereoLab, 60sChic, Airwave, Cafe Noire, Lucky Charms, Punk Rock, Chains, Slasher, Blue Melody, Sugar Coma (1999, junk food dingbats), Metal on Metal, Hearts, Crushed Out Girl, Nuwave, Deco Cafe, Screen, Rock Star (dingbats), Gothic Ultra Trendy, Film Star, Mary Jane, Turning Japanese, Lushus, Rockabilly, (my favorite thick display letters) Moma Grape, Modular 2000, Cyber Phonic, Comic Zine (3d), Grrlz Stuff, Retro Bats, Terrible Nervz, Pop Up, Moonbow, Tropicana (Luau dingbats), Tiki Tooka, That 70's Ding, Karaoke Superstar, Pippi, Pocket Calculator, Kool Ding, Kool Ding 2, LittleTroubleGirl, Grumble, SeeingStars, AllStarBV, Awesome80sBV, HellcatsBV, HotRodGangBV, Stereolab, SweetHeartsBV, BumbleBeeBV, CandyStoreBV, CHAINSColorFill, ComicZine, CHAINS, EeronautsBV, Charms, Film-Star, JimmyDoodles, LooseCruseBold, LooseCruse, MODULAR, MonkeyWrench, OneTrickPony, PubertyStrike, PUNKROCKColorFill, PUNKROCK, Plexifont (see-through letters), SeeingStars, SooperDooper, TerribleNerves, Pandamonium BV, TrickorTreatBV, WebstarBV, Sonic Reverb (2003), Jacks (2003), Rodeo Girl BV (2003, handwriting), Jacks BV (2003, free), Majorette, Albedo, Retroclassics (two dingbat fonts), Westmore BV, KnockOut, Spellbound (2000), Speedway, Chocolate Mint Surprise, Pinky, Sparky, Glamorous, Bohemian Garden Party (1999), Fashionista (brush), Pink Martini, ValentinesBV, Macrame BV One (2002, single, double and triple-lined commercial font), Macrame Super Triline (2002), Redford BV (2002), Charms, Wedding Wishes (2002, dingbats), Bric A Brac BV (2002), Meringue BV (2002, handprinting), Retro Classics 3BV (2002, dingbats), Roller Baby BV (2003).
2004: Swan Song (calligraphic), Shimmer (connected cursive handwriting), Spin Cycle, Rock Star 2.0 (dings), Gros Marqueur (marker pen typeface).
2005: MyScars, My Bleeding Scars, Azuki (Japanese brush simulation), Taroca, Taroca Extras.
2006: BV Sans (2006), PrintClearly (2006, children's orthographics).
2007: Save Her (ecological dingbats), Confection (fancy script), Parsley Script, Pointed Brush.
2008: Synthetique (dot matrix), Lavender Script ( calligraphic), Giant Head (ultra fat signage face), Synthetique (thin dot matrix), Print Clearly, Dashed and Bold (simple sans), Disko (comic book style).
2013: Barmbrack (a decorative, almost sign-painted typeface).
BluHead Studio LLC
Type design studio located in Norwood, MA, est. 2005. Fonts can be bought at MyFonts. BluHead Studio LLC was founded in 2005 by a group of type designers, including Steve Zafarana, who founded Tail Spin Studio in 1999, also in Norwood, MA. The company is currently filling out the character sets and digitizing the font designs of New Zealand designer Joseph Churchward. These include the psychedelic Ta Tiki CW (2006), Conserif CW, Design CW (2006, geometric). Creations by Tallulah Bluhead include Soylent Blu BH (2006) and Conference Call BH (2006).
Between 2006 and 2008, several hand-printed typefaces were published. These include Barbara Script BH (2007, after the hand of Barbara Bemiss), Ciof Script BH (2008, a felt tip pen font after Susan Ciofolo Antico), Sally Script BH (2006, after Sally Muspratt), and Joanne Script BH (2007, by Joanne Paul). Sparkle Bluff BH (2007) is a ball and stick font for children. Notebook BH (2008) is a block letter face.
In 2007, BluHead started publishing fonts by Joseph Churchward: Churchward Asia, Churchward Brush, Churchward Chinatype, Churchward Heading, Churchward Maori, Churchward Maricia, Churchward Ta Tiki, Churchward Conserif, Churchward Design Lines, Churchward Freedom, Churchward Marianna (bubblegum face), Churchward Montezuma (2012, based on an Aztec-inspired design), Churchward Newstype (2008), Churchward Samoa, Churchward Supascript.
Designer at SignDNA who made the comic and signpainting faces ChicagoStyle, NewCity, SantaFe, KedzieLite, Heading Script, Pravda Casual, Pulaski Script, Archer. In some places, we find a reference to Bob Behounek---a bit confusing. Behounek's bio states: Bob Behounek is a journeyman sign artist from Chicago, Illinois, plying his trade for 35 years. He has been a contributing editor for SignCraft Magazine since 1982. "I created these alphabets basically as a foundation to intermix, stretch, enlarge or do just about anything a signpainter would use to handletter the most fun-action words with readability as a priority! Do not limit yourself to what you see... but what you can create." [Google] [More] ⦿
Bill Bogusky runs the design studio Bogusky 2 in Miami, together with his brother. He created Gonzo Bruno, Gonzo Monza and Gonzo Grosso (2007), Sundial (2006, Trajan lettering), Condo (2006, condensed), Ar Deco 1, 2, 3 and Deep (2006), Technia 1 and 2 (2006, athletic lettering or MICR applications), Sport (2006, dingbats), Macarena (2005: art deco), Zanzibar (2006: decorative), 42nd Street (2005: Broadway style lettering), Boffo (2005), Bronco Rose (2005, Wild West style), Decora (2005), Switchback (2005, a computerish face), Capzule (2005, a condensed black face), Tulip (2005, a decorated stencil face), Kondor (2005), Mah Jongg (2005, with many ornaments), Metro (2005, LCD face), Squircle (2005), Zeke (2005, artsy display font), Baby Blox (2005), Kurly (2005), Pipeline (2005), Dealer's Choice (2005), Stencille (2005), Terra, GogoBig and GogoSquat (were free at FontFreak site), Nouville (2006, art deco sans), Back Fence (2005, comic book face), Gogo Latin (2005, condensed), Zandakas (2006), Ameche Pisa (2005), Gogo Serif (2005), Bolo (2005), Hyline (2005), Compado (2005), Ameche Padua (2005), Tera (2005), Xtera (2005), Tudor New (2005), Boffo (2005), Byline (2005), Decora (2005), Quazar (2005), Grafo Graffiti (2005), Acid Bath (2005), Benz (2005), Hulk (2005). These fonts are now commercial and can be obtained at MyFonts.com. A graduate of the School of Industrial Arts in New York City, he worked as an industrial designer in New York before moving to Miami, FL, where he opened Studio Bogusky 2. Dixie Bogusky designed Esquimaux Graphics (2006). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Martijn Rijven (BOLT Graphics) is a Den Haag-based Dutch type designer who started out at Kombinat Typefounders. His fonts include Kwadra (octagonal), Berlina (a take on blackletter), Bastard (based on type used in "Bastard", a Thai manga comic book), Frigidaire (fifties display face), Bitscream, and "Dense Dumb and Dirty". [Google] [More] ⦿
Bomparte's Fonts is John Bomparte's (b. Port of Spain, Trinidad, 1959) foundry in Wake Forest, NC. A graphic and type designer, John Bomparte was the assistant to, and a protege of renowned type designer Ed Benguiat, at the legendary Photo-Lettering Inc. It was there that John was surrounded by other great type designers such as Tony Stan, Vic Caruso, Vincent Pacella and Bob Alonso.
John designed the art deco sans face Hamptons BF, and another art deco headline face, Take Two BF.
In 2006, he published the 12-style family Blackletter Sans and the exquisite poster semi-Greek simulation art deco face Abstrak BF (modeled after a 1934 ATF font by Robert Foster called Abstract).
In 2007, he surprises with the 1920s poster font Michelle BF, the handprinted Brandy BF, its follow-up Johnny Script BF (2008), the quirky Freaky Frog BF, the dot matrix experimental font Subliminal BF, the frizzy Glow Gothic BF (2007), and the gorgeous swashy 3-style blackletter family Black Swan BF (2007).
His 2008 faces: Jacky Sue BF (based on the hand of Jackie Geerlings), SoHo Nights BF, Hamburger Font BF (a rounded fat face), and the art deco sans serif faces Sidewalk Cafe BF (2008) and Hamptons BF (2 weights).
Emerge BF (2009) is a flare serif inspired by Admiral, c.1900, from the Keystone Type Foundry. Freedom Writer BF (2009) is a connected handwriting script face.
Danielle BF (2010) is handprinted, based on the hand of Danielle Paradis. Factor BF (2010) is an electronic / futuristic / techno face. FingerSpeller BF (1994) is an American sign language typeface. Retroscript BF (2010) and Capistrano BF (2010) are beautiful connected scripts.
In 2011, he added the fat felt tip pen face Sherbet BF and the funky rounded display face Dragonfly BF. In that same year, he published the stunted black wood type face Squat (BA Graphics, based on earlier work of or with Bob Alonso).
Bosil Unique Fonts
American designer Michael Bosen or Michael Bolen (Bosil Unique Fonts) made these fonts in 2003: Mikie's Christmas List (handprinted), Bosil Unique Regular (comic book face), Bosil Marker, BU DeBoned, BU Boned, Uniquely Sprayed (grunge), Slightly Dinged, Bu Handy Dings (hands, including fists), and "the finger"), Bu Marker SC.
In 2012, he added BU Gothic Hybrid (a hybrid of grunge calligraphy and blackletter).
Typefaces from 2013: BU Wicked, BU Richard The Second (textura), Bu 1757 Bordelish (frilly ball terminal caps), Bu Darn Cupids Again (Valentine Day's font), BU Penfield Deco (loosely based on a font by Edward Penfield at the turn of the 20th century), BU Bernhard Pen (loosely based on a style by Bernhard Pankok from the turn of the 20th century), BU Scarecrow (gothic font based on the hand of Walter Crane), BU Glenda, BU Oscar Diggs. [Google] [More] ⦿
Comic book artist born in Butterwick. At Comicraft, John Roshell and Brian Bolland codesigned comic book and script faces like Brian Bolland (2009), Brian Bolland Journal (2009) and Mr. Mamoulian (2008, with John Roshell at Comicraft). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Indianapolis-based graphic designer. Creator of the grunge faces Mego (1996), Unicronica (1996), Personnage (1996), Treat Type (1995), and Mega (1995) at American Type Corp. Home page. Other faces include Bubba (1995, rounded comic book style), Holocausthaton (grunge), Orphan (grunge), Urchin (1996, monoline geometric sans), Message Board, Soy (grunge) and Thrift. Maboroshi (2010) is a hand-drawn typeface. Jumble Jumble was done in 2009. Pictorial catalog. [Google] [More] ⦿
Brian J. Bonislawsky
Brian Jaramillo Harvey
Bryan Talbot is a comic book artist, graphic novelist in Lancashire, UK. Comicraft's John Roshell created a typeface based on his lettering, Bryan Talbot, for Bryan's Alice in Sunderland.
Kycka (2011) is a handprinted slab serif family designed for children's books. Karty (2011, Eurotypo) is a blackboard bold pair of faces inspired by Baskerville. Marilyn (2011, Eurotypo) is an informal bouncy heavy sans face. Natalie (2011) is a condensed slab serif face.
In 2012, she published the connected script family Gilda, the informal cursive typefaces Zanya, Miss Seshat (Eurotypo) and Belha, the script typeface Lirio (Eurotypo), the hand-printed Pimpin, and the fat finger family Souffle.
Typefaces from 2013: Bonna (a successful calligraphic family), Rocha (funky cartoon style), Mussa (a curly children's book font), Onna (multiline script), Blondy (curly signage script), Gemma (connected script), Gemmadonati (another connected script).
Graphic design student from El Salvador currently living in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He created the children's book alphabet World of Goo (2011), which is based on goo, dirt, slimy monsters and worms. [Google] [More] ⦿
Venezuelan graphic and type designer (b. San Cristóbal, Estado Táchira, Venezuela, 1977). He studied Graphic Design between 1995 and 1998 in the Instituto Universitario de Tecnología Antonio José de Sucre (IUTAJS) Extensión Mérida, Venezuela. He runs the design studio Andinistas in Bogotá, Colombia, which he set up in 1998 with a few others. Creator of the beautiful typeface Cazon (1999-2007, a grunge script in 7 styles that includes Gris, Negra, Uno, Dos, Tres, Dingbats A and B) and of Escuadra (2003), Biologia (2003), Denedo (2003; the discussion by typophiles centers around how interesting this 3d font is experimentally---a bit like the type version of M.C. Escher's drawings, full of impossibilities), Modelia (2006), Nikona and Nikona Dual (2006, octagonal, with Rafael Rincón), Avecedario, Btamax (1999-2008, comic book style and grunge), Día D, Nativa, Codiga Icons (dingbats), Codiga (1999-2007, an 8-style octagonal family including Codiga Stencil and Codiga Dingbats), Codiga Pura (octagonal face), Pepelepu, Gancho petare, Guerrilla, and Hirofórmica (grunge). His calligraphic script family Panamericana (2007) comes in many grungy and experimental flavors: Blanca, Gris, Negra, Uno, Dos, Tres, Cuatro, Cinco, Seis and Dingbats. With María Angélica Estrada Cano, he designed the hand-drawn font families Makika (2007) and Lita (2007; in five styles---Gris, Negra, Humo, Molis, and Dingbats). His blog. In the area of combat-ready explosion-inspired letters and dingbats, check his eight-weight family Hiroformica (2007, Andinistas; for a free version, see DaFont). In 2007, he created the calligraphic grunge family Rosadelia, and the grunge lettering and crow dingbats family Gancho Petare. In 2008, he published Heleodora (beautiful scratchy hand), Magola (Negra, Supra Negra and Stencil), Navaja 1 through 4 (a collection of grunge fonts with grungy dingbats), Lucrecia 1 through 3 (a fat connected script family ranging from clean to splattered), Pomarosa (irregular hand) and Pomarosa Dingbats, Bochalema (+Dingbats, a comic book family), and Alcira 1 through 3 (nice scribbly grunge scripts).
Freelance lettering designer from Sussex, UK, b. 1965 Rustington, Sussex. In 1987, she graduated in typography and hand lettering at the Exeter College of Art and Design. Since 1987, Carol has worked as a freelance lettering designer, producing hand drawn and digital lettering, calligraphy and type designs for hundreds of companies worldwide. She created these fonts:
Stephen Coles points out the jewels in the FontShop store. This is his list of bulbous and animated typefaces derived from comics, packaging, and show card lettering.
Designer of Squa Tront and Spa Fon, both comic book style fonts made in 2001 that are based on the Leroy lettering used in the EC Comics of the 1950s.
CBdO Fonts Foundry
The CBdO Fonts Foundry is headed by Charles Borges de Oliveira (b. New Orleans, 1971) and is located in Arlington, WA. Borges's typefaces are mostly scripts, signage typefaces and comic book style typefaces:
Cerebral Art Lab
Cale Burr (b. 1970, Longview, WA) is a graphic artist from Bellingham, WA, who runs Cerebral Art Lab there since 1994. Ten dollars a shot for mostly handwriting fonts. Stevesto is a free Mac font. Other fonts: Beloved Anne, Blackie Stan, Devin Strap, Fresh Retread, Initial Expression, Prosser Dot Com, Rough Night, Steve's World, Foam Protection, Stress Related, Zoink (comic book face). [Google] [More] ⦿
His creations include Soccerboy (2012, a hand-drawn multiline typeface), Spooooky (2011, a custom typeface design for the 2011 Target Halloween campaign), Professor Minty (2006-2010: spindly and gothic), HUGS (2005, comic book style), Porkshop (2011), Venis (2011), Yearling (2011), Amy Lynn Brown (2008, based upon the handwriting of the former Miss Kentucky), Ollivette and Ollivette Elite (2008, old typewriter face), Chrysler Electric (2007, fifties style connected script), Mars (2007, a custom family for Mars Inc), Quimby Gubernatorial (2007), Shrub (2007, grunge), the BlincType Letterpress Fontpak (2007: Sodom, Prospect Modern, Player Piano, Hamilton Offset, Goshen, Gomorrah, Golgotha, Gideon), King George (2003, ransom note), Ballers Delight (2007, free), Bell Martellus (2006, a Carolongian script family designed with Bill Moran of Blinc Publishing for the James Ford Bell Library at the University of Minnesota), Dry Cowboy (2006), Nomadic Egyptian (2005), Nomadic Sketchbook (2005, like Nomadic Egyptian, based on drawings by Kent Aldrich of the Nomadic Press), Newcastle (2005, blackletter face designed with Kevin Hayes), Player Piano (2005), Trucker (2005), Liquor 3D (2005), Chankbat Flowers (2005), Adrianna Extended (2005), Frisky Flakes (2005), Santa Script (2004), Chaloops (2004), Brubeck's Cube (2004), Carima (2002), Lambrettista (50s), Javatronic (retro font), Lemonade Speedster (more retro), Quimby Mayoral (2002), and others.
All his creations (50 fonts) can be purchased in Dentalpak (299 USD). Individual fonts at his store for 30 to 100USD. He also has a bunch of free fonts such as Yellabelly (handwriting), Fridley, Airboy, SundayLuck, Shadowboxer, Portastat, Fridayluck, Twenty Six Snake Rumba, and Blinkers. Plus 11 handwriting fonts (Penpal font pack) for 99 USD (this package has in my view only one really nice font, the dingbats Mikrokoszmo).
The GFY Handwriting Fontpak (2002-2005) is a collection of 21 fresh handwriting fonts in OpenType format for Macintosh or Windows. Contains the following fonts: GFY AuntSusan, GFY Brutus, GFY HeySteve, GFY JacksBluePrint, GFY Jeanna, GFY Josie, GFY Kersti, GFY Kimberly, GFY Loopy, GFY Marcie, GFY Mancini, GFY Michael, GFY Palmer, GFY Peggy, GFY Pollak, GFY Shue, GFY Ralston, GFY Sidney, GFY Sonya, GFY Thornesmith, and GFY Woodward. His DFY Handwriting Fontpak 2 (2008) contains GFY Artie, GFY Bobby, GFY Bobbys Kid, GFY Bracco, GFY Butcher, GFY Carmela, GFY Christopha, GFY Clarice, GFY Erin B, GFY Father Mike, GFY Finn, GFY Furio, GFY Georgio, GFY Janice, GFY Junior, GFY Madre, GFY Meadow, GFY Paulie, GFY Syl, GFY Tina, GFY Tony, GFY Uncle Junior, GFY Vito.
He also distributes fonts by others such as: AYERS by Mike Cina, BOOCHIE by Jamie Nazaroff, CURBDOG by Matthew Desmond, DUESENBERG by Jamie Nazaroff, GRAPEFROOT by Jeff Johnson, INSTRUCTOR by Roger Lootine, JUTE by Mike Cina, LUNAR MOD by Matthew Desmond, NAILS by David Prout, NUCLEAR STANDARD by Jamie Nazaroff, OBSESSED by Jamie Nazaroff, POSTER by Mike Cina, PLATFORMS by Joe Kral, PROSPECT MODERN by Bill Moran&Jon Poor, SNOOCHIE by Khai Pham&Chank Diesel, ULTRAMAGNETIC by Mike Cina, ULTRAMAGNETIC-BIG-HVY by Mike Cina. Chank claims that Misterfrisky is his most popular design. Other goodies: Crusti Wacky (1996), Sister Frisky, Liquorstore, Liquorstore Jazz, Orbital, Shakopee, Snipple, Katwalk (2004).
Charles Borges de Oliveira
British outfit located in London. MyFonts sells the double-stroked and African-themed comic book style family Picklepie (2008), the curly Galerie Simpson (2011), the playful Message of the Birds (2009), Lemon Flower (2010), No Liming (2009), Out Back (2009) and Pigeonpie (2009), made jointly by Tim Barnes (b. 1967, London) and his six-year old daughter Lydia Barnes (b. 2001, London).
New York-based designer of fonts at Garagefonts, including Train Wreck (1997, with Simon Grennan). He designed Rant in 1996 at [T-26].
Joseph Churchward (b. Apia, Samoa, 1933) grew up in Samoa, and moved to New Zealand, where he founded a design studio in Wellington. His early type designs were released as photolettering through Berthold. In 2000, in partnership with Chank, his fonts are finally being converted to the standard electronic formats. In 1984, he won a Silver Prize at the Morisawa Awards competition. In 2009, he was made a life member of The New Zealand Designers Institute DINZ.
MyFonts writes: Churchward Type started in 1962 as Joseph Churchward's freelance lettering service. Within six months he had generated enough work to move from his job as Senior Artist into setting up Churchward International Typefaces, which became one of the largest typesetting companies in New Zealand. In 1969 Joseph was asked to submit alphabet designs to Berthold Fototypes and saw immediate success. He later went on to sign distribution agreements with D.Stempel AG, Dr Böger Photosatz GmbH/Linotype, Mecanorma-Polyvroom B.V and Zipatone. He self-published a handful of original fonts in 1978 becoming the first and only company in New Zealand to publish original photo-lettering. Churchward International Typefaces was forced to close in June 1988 but Churchward Type lives on with a fresh set of independent releases. David Buck has taken on the role of digitisation. Joseph continues to draw alphabets and now has a stockpile of over 300 unique alphabets to his name.
Indonesian designer of the clean hand-printed typeface Cindyyo (2012) and of A Swirl Velvet (2012), Sponge Meets Vanilla (2012), Miss Disorder (2012), Elic Loves Biscuit (2012, children's hand), La Elique (2012, children's scrawl), Moms Hand (2012), Grundlegende (2012), Doppia Linea (2012), Einfach (2012), We Love Cute Things (2012) and Hands of Mumu (2012). [Google] [More] ⦿
The zip file is an archive of comic book fonts by Nate Piekos: AndroidNation, AndroidNationBold, AndroidNationItalic, AnimeAce, AnimeAceBold, AnimeAceItalic, ArmorPiercing, ArmorPiercingItalic, BattleLines, BettyNoir, Bottix, ChroniclesofaHero, ChroniclesofaHeroBold, DamnNoisyKids, GorillaMilkshake, GorillaMilkshakeItalic, Irezumi, IrezumiItalic, MarsPolice, MarsPoliceItalic, MightyZeo, MightyZeoBold, MightyZeoCaps, MightyZeoCapsBold, MightyZeoCapsItalic, MightyZeoItalic, Miskatonic, Monkeyboy, Mothership, OrangeFizz, OrangeFizzItalic, Pythia, RadioactiveGranny, RoswellWreckage, SergeantSixPack, Space-Pontiff, SpiritMedium, Twelve-Ton-Goldfish, TwelveTonFishstick, TwelveTonSushi, Umberto, Vampiress, Winter-in-Gotham, WizardSpeak, WizardSpeakWorn, Yoshitoshi, YoshitoshiBold, YoshitoshiItalic. [Google] [More] ⦿
Creator (b. 1975) in Dresden, Germany, of Splatter (2011, ink splatter dings), Kristall (2011), Sketchcore (2011, dingbats of cartoon characters), UpstairsCVJMgraff (2010, comic book style), stencilddtown (2010, scanbats) and 3dfatsche (2010, 3d face, caps only).
"Fonts / typefaces ideal for lettering comic strips, comics, superhero books and graphic storytelling." Download free comic book fonts Chunkycomix, Britcomics (with Italics), Classic Comix. [Google] [More] ⦿
Monotype markets a 6-font Comic Strip volume at 226 USD: Comic Strip Regular, Comic Strip Italic, Comic Strip Classic Regular, Comic Strip Classic Italic, Comic Strip Poster, Comic Strip Exclaim Regular. Their Andy volume also has comic book fonts. [Google] [More] ⦿
Comicraft (or: Active Images)
Comicraft was founded by Richard Starkings and John Roshell in 1992. Located in Santa Monica and Los Angeles, they do lettering and design for the comic book industry and make comic book fonts. At one point they were also called Comic Book Fonts. The current presidents are Rita Simpson and Richard Starkings. Alternate URL. T-26 link. Some fonts: Sanctum Sanctorum (2003), Grandguignol (2003), MagicalMysticalFour (2003), Smash (2003), Aztech, Joe Kubert, Gobbledygook, Meanwhile, Matinee Idol [Nick Curtis has a much nicer script font by the same name, sold by MyFonts], Manganese (Asian-lookalike by Richard Starkings), Altogether OOky (by John Roshell), AbsolutelyFabulous, Achtung Baby (1997, Richard Starkings: a brutalist typeface), Adamantium, Alchemite, AstroCity, AstroCity International, Bithead, BrontoBurger, CarryOnScreaming, Chills, ClobberinTime, Comicrazy, Destroyer, DivineRight, DoubleBack, DutchCourage (1995, an art deco family), Elsewhere (art nouveau), Flameon, Framistat (2000, JG), Frostbite, GrimlyFiendish, Hooky, Hellshock, IncyWincySpider, JimLee, JoeMad, KissAndTell, KissAndTell International (2000, JG), Meltdown, MonsterMash, PhasesOnStun, PulpFiction, ResistanceIs..., RunningWithScissors, SchoolsOut (1999, John Roshell), SezWho/SezYou, SpookyTooth, Spills, Splashdown, StandBy4Action, Stormtrooper, TheStorySoFar, ToBeContinued, Thrills, WildWords, WildWords International, YuleTideLog, Zoinks, ZAP Pack, Digital Delivery, Jeff Campbell (2000, by JG), Los Vampiros, DeadMansChest, Cutthroat International (2000), Rigor Mortis (2000, John Roshell), DangerGirl, Thingamajig, Red Star, Red Square, Drop Case, Too Much Coffee Man, NearMyth, Stonehenge, Golem and SwordsAndSorcerers (medieval or runes fonts). Their monster fonts collection includes MonsterMash, CarryOnScreaming, Chills, GooseBumps, CreepyCrawly, Grimly Fiendish, IncyWincySpider, SpookyTooth, Meltdown and TrickorTreat dingbats. In 2005, MyFonts started selling their collection. Fonts by Starkings include Achtung Baby, Carry On Screaming, Clobberin Time, Flame On, Goosebumps, Grimly Fiendish, Sez, Splashdown. The full font list: Absolutely Fabulous (1999), Achtung Baby (1997), Adam Kubert (2005), Adamantium (1999), Alchemite (1997), Altogether Ooky (1999), Area51 (2005), Astro City (2005), Astronauts In Trouble (2005), Atomic Wedgie (2005), Aztech (2005), Battle Cry (2005), Battle Scarred (2005), Belly Laugh (2005), Biff Bam Boom (2005), Bithead (1997), Blah Blah Blah (2005), Bronto Burger (1996), Carry On Screaming (1996), Chatterbox (2005), Cheeky Monkey (2005), Cheese And Crackers (2005), Chills (1997), Clobberin Time (1995), Comicrazy (1995), Creepy Crawly (2005), Cutthroat (2005), Danger Girl (2005), Dave Gibbons (2005), Dead Mans (2005), Dear Diary (2005), Designer Genes (2005), Destroyer (1999), Digital Delivery (2005), Divine Right (1998), Doohickey (2005), Double Back (1998), Dreamland (2005), Drop Case (2005), Dutch Courage (1995), Elsewhere (1998), Euphoria (2005), Exterminate (1999), Face Front (2005), Flame On (1997), Forked Tongue (2005), Framistat (2005), Frostbite (1997), Girls Girls Girls (2005), Gobbledygook (2005), Golem (2005), Goosebumps (2005), Grande Guignol (2005), Grimly Fiendish (1998), Hedge Backwards (2005), Hellshock (1997), Hooky (1999), Hush Hush (2005), Hyperdrive (2005), Incy Wincy Spider (1996), Jeff Campbell (2005), Jeff Campbell Sketchbook (2005), Jim Lee (1998), Joe Kubert (2005), Joe Mad (1999), Kiss And Tell (1999), Ladronn (2005), Los Vampiros (1999), Manganese (1999), Matinee Idol (2005), Meanwhile (2005), Meltdown (1997), Mike Wieringo (2005), Monster Mash (1997), Near Myth (2005, a grunge face, since 2007 also at T26), Nuff Said (2005), Overbyte (2005), Paranoid Android (2005), Pascual Ferry (2005), Pass The Port (2005), Phases On Stun (1995), Primal Scream (2005), Pulp Fiction (1996), Red Square (2005), Red Star (2005), Resistance Is (1997), Rigor Mortis (2005), Rumble (1994), Running With Scissors (1997), Sanctum Sanctorum (1998), Santas Little Helpers (2005), Schools Out (1999), Sean Phillips (2005), Sentinel (2005), Sez (1998), Shannon Wheeler (2005), Shannon Wheeler (2005), Smash (2005), Snowmany Snowmen (2005), Soothsayer (2005), Spellcaster (2005), Spills (1997), Splashdown (1997), Spookytooth (2005), Stand By4 Action (1997), Stonehenge (2005), Stormtrooper (1997), Thats All Folks (2005), The Story So Far (1998), Thingamajig (2005), Thrills (1997), Tim Sale (1999), Tim Sale Brush (2005), Tim Sale Lower (2005), Timelord (2005), To Be Continued (2005), Too Much (2005), Tough Talk (2005), Treacherous (2005), Trick Or Treat (2005), Wall Scrawler (2005), Wiccan Sans (1999), Wiccan Serif (1999), Wiccan Special (1999, see also T-26), Wild And Crazy (1997), Wild Words (1995), Yada Yada Yada (2005), Yeah Baby (2005), Yuletide Log (1996), Zoinks (2005), Phil Yeh (2006), Zzzap (2006), Battle Damaged (2007), Speeding Bullet (2006), Foom (2007), Letterbot (2007), Timsale (2007), Cutthroat (2007), Framistat (2007), Area 51 (2007, techno, octagonal), CC Comicraft (2007), Ratatat (2008), Mad Scientist (2008), Monologous (2008, T-26), HolierThanThou (2008, T26), Elephantmen (2008, grunge face at T26), Storyline (2008, T-26), Primal Scream (2009, T-26), Spillproof (2009, T-26), Sign Language (2008), Moritat (2009, T-26, by John Roshell), Pass The Port (2009, T-26), Credit Crunch (2009), Elsewhere (2009, art nouveau), Code Monkey (2011, monospaced yet informal), Glitter Girl (2011, handprinted), Rassum Frassum (2011, comic book face), Rocket Man (2011, a retro futuristic family), Spaghetti Western (2011, signage face).
Vincent Connare (b. 1960, Boston) is an ex-painter turned type designer, who holds an MA in typeface design from the University of Reading. in the late eighties/early nineties Connare worked in the Ikarus, Intellifont and TrueType teams for Agfa/Compugraphic, and was one of the first type designers to learn TrueType hinting. Then he joined Microsoft, where hw designed or had a big hand in Trebuchet (1996) and Comic Sans (1995). At Connare.com (Seattle), he designed the transitional book text face Magpie in 2000. He designed WildStyle for the Agfa Creative Alliance. He created Fabula (a font for children's texts in Basque, Catalan, Dutch, English, French, Frisian, Irish, Spanish and Welsh), Amaze (for mazes), and Vixar ASCII (1995, for Microsoft). And he is an expert TrueType font hinter!
Vincent Connare joined Dalton Maag in the spring of 2001 as production manager. At Dalton mag he was part of the team that developed Ubuntu and Nokia Pure. Can Comic Sans look good in design? Check Markku Ylisirniö's Comic Sans poster. At Ampersand in 2011, he concluded "I just wanted to let it go; it just looks ridiculous" explaining why he was not involved with Ascender's Comic Sans Pro. [Google] [More] ⦿
Creator of the comic book / chalk board font Whiteboard (2007). She is the designer of Heroes Font (2006, handprinted, made based on screenshots of the Heroes TV series; see also here) and House Whiteboard Font (2006). Commercial fonts include Spidery Elegance (2008) and Dausby (2012, based on a secretary's hand from the 1850s).
She also offers a commercial handwriting font service (40 USD), and has some free handwriting demo fonts from 2005-2006: Angela, Bob-H., Escribiente, Heroes-font, Kendall-j, Krusoe, Nongtung, R.-Bruce, Whiteboard, richie.
Manuel Corradine was born in Bogotá in 1973. He graduated from the School of Graphic Design of the National University of Colombia in 1996, and became a graphic designer. He started by custom-designing fonts and by making typefaces for his own company, Casa Papelera El Cedro (The Cedar Papermaking House), for printing invitation cards. With other designers like Carlos Fabián Camargo, John Vargas and César Puertas he formed Tipográfico in 2007 to strengthen the type discipline in Colombia. Corradine Fonts is Manuel Corradine's own foundry in Bogotá, Colombia, founded in 2006. Today, he is one of Colombia's principal type designers.
Fonts from 2007: Kidwriting (a family which includes Kidwriting Dingbats 1 and 2), Garabata (a fantastic handwriting face), Garabata Dingbats, Hexagona Digital, Quadrat (grunge), Quadrat Old (grunge), Quadrat Dirty (grunge), Quadrat Broken, Quadrat Ugly, Neogot (experimental, 8 styles).
Fonts from 2008: Mucura (handwriting), Prissa (handwriting), Salpicon (a script), Cuento Serif (a bouncy handprinted family), Memoria (brush script), Charco, Happy Day (comic book family with Happy Day Dingbats), Espectro (a swinging script with swashes and a Dingbats style), Furia (handwriting), Candelaria (based on house signs in the La Candelaria neighborhood of Bogotá), Old Village (1600's style), Old Village Ornaments, Rapidda (a successful simulation of quick handwriting), Hueca (an outline children's script), Antigua (an old swashbuckler family), Colegial (a great-looking hand script), Pincel (a fantastic paint brush family with accompanying splatter dingbats), Trazo (Corradine's handwriting), Arcos (a techno family), Caveman (a primitive stone-look type family), Rumba (two styles; an elegant flowing brush script), Parche (graffiti family), Elegance Monoline (a greeting card script face that won an award at Tipos Latinos 2008), Abuelito (script).
Fonts from 2009: Helga (flowing script), Mussica (+Swash, +Antiqued, a delicate Victorian face), Guarapo (handprinted), Toxic (futuristic stencil), Emotion (comic book face), Bloque 3D, Rock and Cola, Betco's Hand, Telefante (comic book family), Nancy's Hand (more comic book hand-printing), Alambre (multiline/paperclip), Sensual (calligraphic hand), Zape (in the style of Tekton), Antrax Tech (grunge), Masato (handwriting), Hu Kou (oriental simulation).
Fonts from 2012: Tecna (a techno family codesigned with Sergio Ramirez), Neuron (a fantastic 16-style rounded elliptical sans family created together with Sergio Ramirez), Bucanera Soft (blackletter), Bucanera Antiqued (grungy blackletter), Official (a simple monoline sans family), Almibar (a connected calligraphic Spencerian script), Eterea (a roman all-caps family), Eterea LC (the lower case set), Canciller (an italic roman, done with Sergio Ramirez), Quarzo (2012, a formal copperplate script done with Sergio Ramirez).
Born in Firenze in 1969. Cofounder with Francesco Canovaro and Debora Manetti of the Italian design firm in Firenze called Studio Kmzero. He codesigned 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. MyFonts link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Courtney Kent Rhodes
Courtney Rhodes Design
Courtney Rhodes Design is the foundry of graphic designer and Vietnam veteran Courtney Kent Rhodes from Westlake, OH. Six of the CAC fonts of the American Greetings Corporation were designed and produced by Rhodes, who worked for AGC from 1988-2003. Dafont link. Archive of most of the CAC fonts. In 2011, she created the round tip brush face Darby Display, and the comic book face Blunder Display (2011). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Cowan Design Associates
In the early nineties, Gene Cowan at Cowan Design Associates created some interesting fonts, such as the "Simpson's" font Groening based on the handwriting of Matt Groening, as well as CableDingbats, Crillee, and Krupper. Akbar (1996-2000) is a later adaptation by Jon Bernhardt of Groening (1991). He is also credited with Cable Dingbats. No fonts on Gene's web page, but Google will locate them for you. [Google] [More] ⦿
Fonts and dingbats for gamers by S. John Ross from Austin, TX, and Denver, CO. Typefaces include Sans Sara (2011, organic sans), Growly Grin (2011), Powell and Geary (2011), Gelio (2011, Greek simulation family; +Pasteli), Shock Shimmy (2011), Gelio Greek Diner (2011, Greek simulation face), Rugged Ride (2010, a texture font), A Love of Thunder (2010), The Day That Love Came To Play, Unity Dances (2009), Knits and Scraps (2008), Heirany Slight (2007), Merchant Copy (2006), Hexpaper (commercial: font for printing out hex paper (for puzzles and such)), RisusLCBDingbats, RisusLCBKringlebats, TemphisSweatermonkey, HultogSnowdrift (2006), Hultog Engraved (2006), Encounter Critical, Erthe Gaming Systems (art nouveau), Tender Goliath, Temphis Spidersilk (2005), Ten Ton Ballyhoo (2005, grunge), Vermin Magic (2005), Uneasy, Tombs of Rivulax, Almanac of the Apprentice (2005), Yemite Snow Letters (2005), Seven Miles to Heirany (2005), Bold Marker (2005), Apostate Cancer (2005), Bydee Man (2005, based on the handwriting of Austinite Brian Joseph), Uresia (2005, runic), Dragon Harbour (2005), A Kringle in Time (2004, Christmas dingbats), Vanthian Ragnarok (2004), Regal Demise (2004), Nobody Small (2004), Earwax Wit (2004), Always Joking (2004), Hill Country (2004), Barrel House (2004), Iron Lung (2004), Art Greco (2004, a stone cutter face), Powell and Geary (2004), Wolves Engraven (2003), Homespun (2003), Cup and Talon (2003), Glyphs of Hax (2003), Invader Candy (2003), Temphis Runes (2003, commercial), Temphis Laundry Marker (2012), Temphis Brick (2003), Temphis Knotwork (2003), Temphis Dirty (2005), Struck Dead (2003), Double Slug (2003), Oddbats (2003), Phaeton John (2003), Scrawlings (2003, a gothic font), FountainAvenue (2002), Pokethullu (2002), AtlasoftheMagi (2002), Skuntch (2001), Prison Walls (2002), Downtown Auto (2002), Arvigo (2002), Beccaria (2002, very old typewriter font), Cheap Seven Inches (2002), Nicotine Stains (2002), Apple Butter (2002), Merchant Copy (2006), Mexlar (2002), Eye Socket (2002), Spacedock Stencil (2001), Rutherford (2001), SPARKSScrapbook2001 (2001), Sparks ("from skeletal necromancers to doughty Dwarf warriors to Bigass Ogres to chicks with guns - and now an entire science-fiction set!"), Skull Salad (2001), The Temphis Runes (commercial rune font set), Cock Boat (2001, codesigned with Amy Miles), Marshmallow (2001, by his wife Sandra Ross), Yank (2001, handwriting, by Sandra Ross), Focal Deviance (2001), Darn Ya (2001, faces), Punkinhead (jack-o-lantern shaped letters), Rocket Yo-Ho (2001), Thunder Thighs (2001), Dirty Headline (2001, and Dirty Headline v2, 2012: The most successful of the Cumberland stress-fonts is an unlikely typographic hero, released as it was with huge chunks of even the basic U.S. keyboard set missing (it had no apostrophe, for example, and no smart-quotes). Why so limited? I built it for one thing and one thing only, so it only had what it needed. I never expected to see it spread across the globe on buses, TV and movie screens, book coves, web-banners, lottery tickets, signs and clothing. I also never expected it to introduce me to roller derby girls (a whole team of them!), or to hook me up with a pen-pal who means a lot to me, but it's done all those things and more.), Ninja Bootleg (2001), Face Front, Nameless Harbor, Martian Hull Markings (1999), ProtoRooftops (2001), Zarking (2001), Graalek, High Fiber (2001), LastUniform, Wolves&Ravens (2000), Wolves&Ruin (2003), Pigeon Street (2001), Gravel (2001), TheAlchemist (2001), Deco Freehand (2001), Archipelago (2001), Flagstones (commercial), Newfie (handwriting, by Sandra Ross), Hultog (2000), and Lunatic Regular (handwriting, 1999). 15 USD fontmaking service. At Apostrophic Lab in 2001, he designed FuturexApocalypse. The Temphis Runes font set is commercial.
Cuttlefish Fonts offers free original fonts by Cupertino, CA-based graphic designer Jason Pagura, such as Rutaban (2001), Bernur (1996, sans), Gemelli (handwriting), Gohan (fat finger comic book lettering, updated into ShinGohanSix in 2007), Bolonewt (2003), Antherton Cloister (2003, insect antenna influences! Discussed here) and Rutager (2001). He was working on Palormak (2006, futuristic).
From 2006-2010, he published Agamemnon, a large and warm transitional slab serif typeface with wood type influences that covers Latin, Cherokee, Cyrillic and Greek.
Senior designer at Font Bureau since 1997, after graduating that year from the Rhode Island School of Design. Born in Milwaukee, WI, he now is a faculty member at RISD, where he teaches typography in the department of Graphic Design. He regularly offers a summer course on Digital Type Design, Summer Institute of Graphic Design, Rhode Island School of Design. His sketchbooks are now on line.
Author of Inside Paragraphs, written for a foundational typography course.
Cyrus created wonderful typefaces such as Loupot (1997, with Laurie Rosenwald, based on the lettering on Loupot's St. Raphael poster), Eggwhite (2001, for comics), Relay (2002, a somewhat art deco sans serif family that will be in vogue for years to come!), Benton Sans (1995-2003, with Tobias Frere-Jones, a revival of Benton's 1903 family, News Gothic), Occupant Gothic (2000, angular), Prensa (2003, a simple 24-style serif family), Prensa Display (2012), Dispatch (1999-2000), Halo (2003), the 12-weight Stainless family (2001), and Daleys Gothic (1998). The Wall Street Journal uses his D4ScotchD4Scotch family (2001). He made a modified Palatino for the newspaper El Mercurio, and designed Zocalo or El Universal for the newspaper El Universal. He won Bukvaraz 2001 awards for Prensa and Relay.
At ATypI 2004 in Prague, he spoke about the wealth of typefaces. In 2006, Escrow (Font Bureau) was published, an out-of-this-world 44-style subdued Scotch family that is used by The Wall Street Journal. In 2007, still at Font Bureau, he created Antenna, a 56-style sans family, as well as Biscotti, a delicate connected (wedding) script commissioned in 2004 by Gretchen Smelter and Donna Agajanian for Brides magazine.
His calligraphic copperplate script Novia (2007, Font Bureau) was commissioned to grace the pages of Martha Stewart Weddings.
Still in 2007, he won an award for his newspaper type family Quiosco (Font Bureau). Font Bureau writes: With Quiosco, Cyrus Highsmith continues an examination of themes and possibilities which he first explored in Prensa, inspired by the work of W. A. Dwiggins---specifically a dynamic tension between inner and outer contours. However, the crackling, electrical energy of Prensa here gives way to a more fluid, mercurial muscularity in Quiosco.
In 2008, he designed Scout for Geraldine Hessler's redesign of Entertainment Weekly, under the influence of DIN, Venus and Cairoli.
In 2010, at Font Bureau, he published the extensive families Ibis Text and Ibis Display, which he says were influenced by Walbaum (1919) and Melior (1952). The Webtype version IbisRE is poorly kerned / displayed in my browser though. From 2007-2010, he developed Salvo Sans (slabby) and Salvo Serif (Font Bureau), which were originally called Boomer Sans and Serif.
In 2012, he published Serge (an angular script family in three styles: a frisky, acrobatic face that dashes off decorative blurbs, signs, and headlines with a lively, angular zest), Heron Sans and Heron Serif at Font Bureau, which writes: Heron Serif and Sans are born of hard iron and steel, but galvanized with Cyrus Highsmith's warmth and energy.
Useful French archive with nice categories such as Cartoons, Horror, Tech, Fantasy, Script, Symbols, Famous fonts, pixel fonts, typewriter, Gothic. It has grown to be the number one site in the world for publishing new free fonts. All designers are clearly identified, and all font information is easily accessible. Links. About 10000 fonts now, with monthly additions. Newest stuff. Links to all designers. All pre-October 2009 fonts in one 660MB download file. Run by Rodolphe Milan. [Google] [More] ⦿
Dan M. Zadorozny
Comic book lettering artist. At the All Star Productions is a cartoon website (click on Artwerk and then on Misc), you will find an original free fonts U.F.P.O.L.T. or Uniforms for People of limited Taste (2001) made by Phillip Cavette, which was inspired by the lettering of Dan Piraro. [Google] [More] ⦿
Dan X. Solo
Ramat, Israel-based type designer. Cocreator at Concept with Ben Nathan of the Hebrew sans serif font Stormtrooper (2002). At Masterfont, he designed Advonit MF (2011), Bicycle MF (2010), Blomfield MF (2010), Ketamine One, Ketamine Two, Metapsim MF (2010), Passport MF (2010), Potentiali MF (2005), Yearot MF (2010, fat round Hebrew comic book face), Nachshon MF (2003), Agamim MF (2003), Liana MF, Requiem MF, Rockstar MF (2010). Alternate URL.
Commercial fonts by Daniel Levy include Potentiali, Agamim, Liana, Nachshon. Free fonts at his site: Guznik, Modeler, Painter, Apollo, Spotnik, Kipur, Conquer, Inflation, Bicycle, Normador, Bilbi, Adva, Fontboy. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Aleksandra and Daniel Mizielińscy are from Warsaw, where they set up Hipopotam. Together, they created the hand-drawn 3d outline face Bubol (2011), the handprinted Cartographer (2011), the grungy caps face Mr. Black (2011), the upright connected monoline script face Mrs White (2011), and the constructivist face Olifant (2011).
Daniel Poeira was Daniel Leal Werneck. Researcher at midia@rte - Multimedia Lab at the School of Fine Arts / UFMG (Brazil). Visual artist who lives in Belo Horizonte, b. 1979. Designer of the handwriting faces Dwerneck (2005) and Alex Toth (2010), of Papercuts (2007), of Sonic Comics (2009, comic book face), of Monteiro Lobato (2007, grunge), of Metropolitan Regular (2010, grunge), of Glagolitsa (2008, runic), of Brecht (2008, squarish), and of Psicopatologia de la Vida Cotidiana (2005). Alternate URL. Alternate URL. Alternate URL. FADU-UBA link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Danton was born and raised Charleston, SC. During his graphic design stidies at Winthrop University (Rock Hill, SC), Danton used the eight letters of "Haagen Dazs" on a hand-painted sign found outside a Haagen Dazs ice cream shop in Charleston, SC, to make a comic book style typeface called Playground (2013, Lost Type).
Designer in 2009 of the comic book style faces Arrow-Head-Italic, Arrow-Head, Arrow-Head-Bold, Buy-or-Sale, Buy-or-Sale-Lower-Int.-Regular, John-Doe-Bold-Bold, John-Doe-Bold-Italic, John-Doe-Italic, John-Doe-Regular, Spooky-Boogey-Bold, Spooky-Boogey-Bold-Italic, Spooky-Boogey-Italic, Spooky-Boogey-Regular, The-Mighty-Thor, Ultimate-Marvel, 25-Cent-Comics. [Google] [More] ⦿
Type designer from the UK. Darren Raven and John Critchley designed the FF Bokka dingbat cum comic book letters family (116USD per family; all of FF Bokka for 464USD). Phil's Fonts link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Designer of LHF Orchard (2007), LHF Divine (2007, blackletter), Marie Script (2006, Letterhead), Mister Muster (2006, Letterhead, art deco), Brushwork, Divine (blackletter), Signkit Script, Signmaker, Spirit Script, Stonecutter, Lakeside (2006, Letterhead), Anna Banana (2004, Letterhead), Samster Script (2004, Letterhead), a signboard face, and Basher (2004, brush style). [Google] [More] ⦿
Illustrator in Los Angeles. Behance link. He has been creating fonts since 1994. These are mainly grungy, scary and comic book faces. In alphabetic order: BackwaterSaint, BlockoEmpty, BlockoSolid, BlockoSupremo, Bloodsnot, Burnout, CheapFantasy, Cluck, Comic, Creepy, Enchilada, FancyTrashBag, FancyTrashDiamond, FancyTrashJewel, FancyTrashNeon, Fiendish, FonziesErawaxEmporium, Gladwell, GladwellDisintegrated, GoonheadDeluxe, GrafIcks, GreekFreak, IndustrialSpill, IronSpleen, KookyKarakturs, LardoDeluxe, MidnightCoffee, NuggetBoy, Pirate, PortlyShoplifter, SavageBlock, SavageMonsters, Scratch, SlimShoplifter, SpikedPunch, SuggestionBox, UphillBattle, WiggleVision, Zombie. [Google] [More] ⦿
Type designer of the photolettering era (1960s) whose work is slowly but surely being digitally revived by Nick Curtis, and by Photo-Lettering, the House Industries subsidiary that bought the PhotoLettering Inc type collection. FontShop link. His typefaces:
Squid (aka Dave Cohen) is a font designer, sculptor, illustrator and musician. He has executed hundreds of prototypes for the toy, ceramics and gift industries, such as tiki mugs. Squid's fonts are published exclusively by Sideshow Foundry. You can see his other musings at SquidArt. Google Font Directory link. With Stuart Sandler, he created the wooden plank look font Bamboozle (2008, Sideshow), the whacky comic book typefaces Goofball (2008), Weird Bill (2008, with Stuart Sandler), Weirdbats (2008, with Stuart Sandler), Doinky, Doinky Inline (multiline version of Doinky) and Doinkbats (2008), Zombie Rot (2010, with Stuart Sandler), Squidtoonz (2010, a comic book face done with Stuart Sandler), Motobats (2010, with Stuart Sandler), Skritchy (2010, a sketch font done with Stuart Sandler), Kitchenbats (2010, with Stuart Sandler), Beachcomber (2009, a wooden plank style face; with Stuart Sandler), Beachbats (2010, with Stuart Sandler), Office Blogger (2010, with Stuart Sandler, handprinted), Western Dressing (2010, with Stuart Sandler), Canned Corn (2010, with Stuart Sandler).
In 2010, as Wisconsin-based Sideshow, he placed a number of free fonts at the Google Directory, all mostly hand-drawn faces: Walter Turncoat, Unkempt, Sunshiney, Slackey, Kranky (blackboard bold), Irish Growler (comic book style), Irish Grover, Chewy (bubblegum face), Rock Salt.
In 2012, David Cohen and Stuart Sandler published these faces at Neapolitan: Irish Grover Pro (2010, a bouncy face), Satisfy Pro (2011, a connected retro script face), and Slackey Pro (2010, a paper cut out style face).
Typefaces made in 2012: Mystery Quest (a curly Victorian and/or psychedelic typeface that is free at Google Web Fonts), Seaweed Script (Google Web Fonts), Griffy (spooky face, Google Web Fonts), Skranji (Google Web Fonts).
Typefaces made in 2013: Blinky (chalky, hand-drawn).
British comic book artist. Codesigner with John Roshell at Comicraft of some comic book style typefaces such as Belly Laugh (2001), Dave Gibbons (2001), Dave Gibbons Journal (2009), Gibbons Gazette (2009). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Co-designer with John Roshell at Comicraft of Kickback (2007). David is a comics artist best known as the illustrator of the graphic novel V FOR VENDETTA.
Travel writer based in Cherry Hill, NJ. Designer (b. Augusta, ME, 1977) of the children's scribble font Urly Lurnin (2008), and of Smiley (2008, comic book face), and of the informal handwriting fonts Pickled Sans (2008), Slim Pickens (2008), Smokehouse (2008) and Gladly Mailed (2008).
Bender Script (2008) is a brush script developed from an incomplete script drawn by Charles Chas Bluemlein.
Barnstormer Script (2010) is a sign painter typeface.
Saudi designer who obtained an MA in typeface design from The University of Reading (2009), based on her monoline comic book script face Squiggly. It was designed in several styles for children's story books. [Google] [More] ⦿
deFaced fonts (was Synergistic Designs)
Free and commercial original fonts in all formats by Stanley Roland Frantz from Santa Barbara, CA: Smelted, Sketched Out, Marko, LousyMarker, Pointy, Caligula, Penmanship Bminus, DingleBerries, Marky Marker, Stan'sHand, Kartoone, Sketchy (nice), Princess Lulu, Flak Jacket, Marked Up, Dreadlox, Alphamouse, Big Bottoms, Kartoone Solid, deFaced, Dingaling, Dirty Deco, BigTime, Sinead O'Connor, I Dunno, GetThePoint, LousyMarker, TheBlob, DreadLox, DreadLox CongoBongo I (1998), DreadLox Extra (1998), DreadLox Natty Dread (1998), DreadLox Rasta (1998), Blob. Does custom font design work. Dafont link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Delve Fonts (was: Delve Media Arts)
Delve Withrington (Alameda, CA; b. 1970, Asheville, NC) studied at the Savannah College of Art and Design, designed signage, print projects and web pages in addition to designing custom typefaces, worked for Fontshop, and in 2004, joined the type team at Agfa Monotype, which morphed into Monotype Imaging, Redwood City, CA. From Asheville, NC, he moved around and ended up in San Francisco. In 1996, he founded Delve Fonts in Berkeley, CA (in fact, Delve Media Arts, and later renamed Delve Fonts). He has collected a virtually complete list of books on typography. Author index. New books. One of the first places to consult, in my view. New type books. MyFonts link. Designer of these typefaces:
Original kana and Latin fonts by Shuichi Ono, often of the comic book type. Fonts: Paranoia (2003), DD PARANOiA-MAX (2003, kana), November, DDDynamiteRave-N (2001), Poppers, Miracle Moon, Allnight, PetitCapsule, Dynamite Rave, Boys, DDboomboomkana, DDboomboom, DDbwonderland, DDheroBold, DDheroItalic, DDheroNormal, DDMiracleHiragana, DDMiracleNormal, DDwonderful, DDwWonderland, DDmerrowBold, DDmerrow, DDboomboomkadakana, DDMiracleKadakana, SacchiHiragana, Paranoia, Brilliant2U (circled letters), Lucky Love (pixel font), PetitLove (pixel font for kana), Kaorin (irregular handprinting). The latter fonts are not free. [Google] [More] ⦿
Rian Hughes studied at the LCP in London before working for an advertising agency, i-D magazine, and a series of record sleeve design companies. Under the name Device he now provides design and illustration for the advertising, entertainment, publishing, and media industries. He works from Richmond, UK, as a comic book artist, letterer and typefounder---his foundry is called Device. He creates mostly display type. List of fonts. Interview. Review by Yves Peters. Monotype Imaging page. Interview by Die Gestalten. Various (overlapping) font listings, still unorganized.
Dhendiawan Dwiatma (Dhendi Poseidon) is a Solo-based Indonesian designer, b. 1991. Creator of Say Something (2009, counterless handprinted display face), Cat Basah Kental (2009, paint drip font), zigzagzeg (2009, angular, as in an angry comic book style), Lines Of Life (2009), Balok-Balok (2009, 3d face), the paper cutout font Antidotes (2008) and the splashy Mad Bubbles (2008). His fonts Mad Bubbles, Cat Basah Kental (paint drip face) and Lines Of Life were made with the help of FontStruct. Another URL. [Google] [More] ⦿
Dianne J. Hook
Creator (b. 1988) of a geometric type family in 2009. He is based in Santiago, Chile, where he studied type design at the University of Chile and runs a graphic design and photo illustration business. Techno font made in 2009 according to strict geometric rules. Hetilica (2009) is a free shop signage font. Halfway (2009) is a free experimental face in which half of the strokes are missing. Link at Tipos de Cartagua, where one can download Hetilica. Scans of Unnamed Font 2 (2010): i, ii. [Google] [More] ⦿
Digital Dog Graphics
Original display fonts by Orlando-based ex-Montrealer and ex-McGiller Stephen Tune: Men In Blue (1998), IronCladBolted (1997), IronClad (1997), Odishi (oriental simulation) (1997), Fantique Four (1997), Seafaring (1997), Spawned (1997) and Draft Gothic (1997). Type based on the logos of popular comic books and movies. Free demo samples only. Dead link. The web site closed its doors in 2003.
Scott Adams, of Dilbert fame, created a font for his lettering, which is not generally distributed. However, the free font Filbert (2004) does a good job imitating the lettering in Dilbert. And so does Dilbert Font (2010, freefontfan). [Google] [More] ⦿
Dilworth Typographics Inc
Type designer (b. New York, 1975) who used to be on the staff at T-26 in Chicago from 2001-2004. His bio at MyFonts: Silas Dilworth focused his typographic vision as font technician and resident type designer at [T-26] from 2001 through 2004, producing various custom typefaces and overseeing the production of hundreds of new releases. In 2005 he started laying the groundwork for TypeTrust LLC, a font distribution partnership co-founded with fellow type designer, Neil Summerour. Silas has produced custom type for such clients as The Food Network, Converse, Cartoon Network, Caterpillar, Aon Corporation, Time Out Chicago, and Columbia College Chicago. In 2007 he joined VSA Partners in Chicago, producing exclusive type for the acclaimed design firm's private use. One such project, an expansive sans-serif text family, was chosen to anchor IBM's refreshed identity system in the iconic corporation's award-winning 2006 Annual Report.
He codesigned Iskola (2002, T-26) with Amondó Szegi. In 2005, he set up Dilworth Typographics Inc, where his own creations include Bridge (his version of Bank Gothic), Cooter, Dilworth (a sans family), Everafter, Lump, Midinote (futuristic), Oberon (heavy Bank Gothic-style face with great body), Soren, Trauen, Vandermark and Yesterday. His collaborative typefaces are Diego, Fatty (stencil/headline family, designed together with Chris May), Rickety (outline face, done with Chris May), Alphaben (comic book style), Elidel, Majestos Wide, and Sansarah (commissioned handwriting for Columbia College Chicago, based on the hand of Sarah Faust). At The Type Trust, which he helped set up in 2005 with Neil Summerour, we find Diego, Fatty, Cooter, Cooter Deuce (stylish art deco pair of faces, Regular and Plugged), Cooter Slim (like the other Cooters, this makes me think of Pacman), Facebuster (2008, fat slab serif, typeTrust), Vandermark, Everafter, Reservation Wide (2006), Lump, and Rickety. In 2007, he added Breuer Text, Condensed and Breuer Headline (corporate geometric sans families) to The Type Trust. This was followed in 2008 by the 16 weight sans family Heroic Condensed.
Creator of Arrivals and Departures (2011, sans display face), Ask My Flashlight (2011, a bold and bouncy comic book style face), Quiet the Thief (2011, spurred face), Raila Skies (2011, a handprinted face done with Ralia Staggs), Hello Arson (2011, grunge), and Badcap (2011, grunge).
Typefaces from 2012: Monster Monster.
Dafont link. The free faces at Dafont included the grunge face Devotion and Desire (2005), and Something Dangerous, and the handprinted face Meet The Submarine (2011). Many more were added to the free list in 2013. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
DJ Inkers (or Fontastic!)
Not to be confused with another Fontastic site, this is a vendor of original fonts created by Dianne J. Hook, or Diane J. Hook-Willis. It has scrapbook, comic book and balloon fonts. Part of DJ Inkers Software.
The fonts made between 1996 and 2000 include DJ 4 Skin, DJ Angels, DJ Applique, DJ Awesome, DJ Baby Stuff, DJ Balloons, DJ Bang, DJ Bassoon, DJ Big Dot, DJ Big Stick, DJ Birthday, DJ Blocks, DJ Bowtie, DJ Bud, DJ Bumple, DJ Butterfly, DJ Cabin, DJ Calli, DJ Cancun, DJ Candy Cane, DJ Candy Heart, DJ Cheer, DJ Chunky, DJ Classic, DJ Cloud, DJ Confetti, DJ Cool, DJ Corners, DJ Country Bold, DJ Countrytime, DJ Cozy, DJ Crayon, DJ Crazed, DJ Cross Stitch, DJ Curl, DJ Daze, DJ Dark Daze, DJ Dash, DJ Delight, DJ Desert, DJ Dingle, DJ Doozie, DJ Double Tick, DJ Dream, DJ Drop, DJ Dude, DJ Easter, DJ Easter Egg, DJ Eight Ball, DJ Fancy DJ Fat Chat, DJ Fiddle Sticks, DJ Fiddle Sticks Bold, DJ Finch Ditto, DJ Finch Knobs, DJ Finch Stick, DJ Finch Stocky, DJ Flowers, DJ Football, DJ Framed, DJ Frilly, DJ Funky, DJ Garden, DJ Golf, DJ Goo, DJ Graduation, DJ Groovey, DJ Hardball, DJ Heart, DJ Heart ART, DJ Hearty, DJ Helium, DJ Hip, DJ Holly Days, DJ Home Made, DJ Jenn Pen, DJ Jumble, DJ Keepsake, DJ Kettle, DJ Kink, DJ Knobbish, DJ Kool Skool, DJ Ladybug, DJ Leaf, DJ Lex, DJ Light, DJ Lights, DJ Love, DJ Luck, DJ Mix Up, DJ Moo, DJ Moose, DJ Moose Dark, DJ Moose Plaid, DJ Morse Code, DJ Music, DJ Needles, DJ O Lucky, DJ Oldstitch, DJ Outline, DJ Parade, DJ Patch, DJ Pencil Point, DJ Pencils, DJ Picket, DJ Pillowcase, DJ Plank, DJ Polka Dot, DJ Popstick, DJ Poster, DJ Puffy, DJ Punkin, DJ Quilt Squares, DJ Ribbon, DJ Roman Funk, DJ Rugged Stone, DJ Salsa, DJ Scrap Wood, DJ Scraps, DJ Script, DJ Script Bold, DJ Serif, DJ Shamrock, DJ Showtime, DJ Signpost, DJ Sketched, DJ Snow, DJ Snow Plop, DJ Soccer, DJ Spaz, DJ Speckle, DJ Spiffy, DJ Squared, DJ Squiggle, DJ Squirrelly, DJ Star, DJ Stars n Stripes, DJ Stars, DJ Stick, DJ Stitch, DJ Stressed Out, DJ Stroke, DJ Stumble, DJ Sunny, DJ Sweet, DJ Teddy, DJ Tee Time, DJ Thread, DJ Tracks, DJ Tweek, DJ Twirl, DJ Web, DJ Wedgie, DJ Whimsey, DJ Wiggle, DJ Wind, DJ Wink, DJ Wood Heart.
He received a TypeArt 05 award for the display family DR Galushki (and DR Galushki Hole, 2011), which was designed for children's books. Other creations: Dekapot (grunge), DR Agu (comic book face), DR Agu Sans (2013), DR Trafaret (army stencil face), DR Vixi, DR UkrGotika Sans, DR UkrGotika Serif.
DogStar (Gavin Lawson, UK) offers shareware handwritten and comic book fonts in 1998-1999: Chinacat, ChinacatThin, Dupree, DupreeLight, Fennario, FennarioLight, Hooteroll, HooterollJam, HooterollLight, Mcgannahan.
Donna M. Stewart
Brazilian resident who specializes in original grunge designs.
Typefaces made in 2013: VTKS Love Is Everything (curly font), VTKS Dura 3D (showboat Western), VTKS Rafia, VTKS Have A Nice Day, VTKS Classical Hit, VTKS Lumina, VTKS Dirty 2, VTKS Good Day (Treefrog-style hand), VTKS Boutique, VTKS Storm 2 (grunge).
Typefaces made in 2012: VTKS Street Vision (graffiti font), VTKS Show, VTKS Lounge Set, VTKS Total Flux Disturbed, VTKS Total Flex Clean, VTKS Love Love, VTKS Love Love, VTKS Ballerina, VTKS Contrast, VTKS Friendly, VTKS Orbital, VTKS Exame (dirty stencil face), VTKS Future (stencil face), VTKS Fresh, VTKS Laundry, VTKS Curumin, VTKS Citrino (a spurred inline face), Vtks Squizita (grunge), Vtks Blank, VTKS Broadband, VTKS Logic (grungy texture typeface), VTKS Expert (grunge), VTKS Worker, VTKS Chalk 79 (chalk font), VTKS Vinte e Cinco, Good Vibration, VTKS Bagacao, VTKS Message, VTKS Keystorm (texture face), VTKS Scratch, VTKS Minus, VTKS Fail, VTKS Busseta (dymo label font), VTKS Assign, VTKS Carrier (grunge), VTKS Lovers Italic, VTKS Good Vibration 2, VTKS Encounter (grunge), VTKS Natural, VTKS Seven.
Typefaces made in 2011: VTKS Message (grunge), VTKS Lovers (frilly), VTKS Carrier (grunge), VTKS Contact (texture typewriter face).
Designs from 2010 include VTKSSIGNOFTIMES, VTKSSIGNOFTIMESbold, VTKS Unidade, VTKS Scream, VTKS Personal, VTKS Noise (texture face), VTKS Mint, VTKS Legal (Treefrog-style hand), VTKS Fresh Mint, VTKS Ink, VTKS Study (a sketch face), VTKS Morning Rain (+3D, +Bold), VTKSEMBROIDERY, VTKSLowRider, VTKSLowRiderBox, VTKSREVERSO, VTKSREVERSOOPTIONB, VTKSURBANTIME, VTKSURBANTIME3d, VTKSURBANTIMEbold, VtksBeautifulDreams, VtksVictory, vtksRudeMetalshadow, vtksarmy, vtksarmy3d, vtksshow, vtkssolution, vtkssolution3d, vtkssolutionbold, vtkssuper, vtkswhitepage3d, VTKSCOMIC, VTKSHIGHLIGHT (2010, a sketched face), VTKSHIGHLIGHT2, VTKSHIGHLIGHT3, VTKSXtra, vtkscrazytime, vtksmorningrain, vtksmorningrain3D, vtksmorningrainBOLD, VTKS Trunkset, VTKS Control, VTKSCURVE, VTKSDOWNTOWN (chalk or brush face), VTKSLOVEANDPEACE, VTKSSOLUOCRIATIVA, VTKSSOLUOCRIATIVADOIS.
In 2009 he designed vtks Water cristals, vtksControl, vtkskeystorm, vtkstrunkset, VTKS Distress (grunge), VTKS Deja Vu, VTKS Giz, VTKS Sunny Day, VTKS Mercearia, VTKSRASURADA (grunge), VTKSSABONETE (grunge), Vtksespinhuda (grungy), and vtkssbadodechuva (grungy).
In 2008, he created VTKSSKULLS, VTKS Focus (curly letters), vtksRascunhoErrado (handprinted), vtksanimal2 (brush/paint), VTKSFLOWERSINOURSOUL, VtksRelaxingBlaze (double script), Quadrada e Gordinha, VTKS Velhos Tempos (great scratchy script face), Squizita, Mural, VTKS Revolt, VTKS General Use, VTKS Good Luck For You, VTKS-BEAUTY, VTKS-CHIP-SET, VTKS-CHOICE, VTKS-CORE, VTKS-No-Name, VTKS-SKULLZ-ME, VTKS-SummerLAnd, Vtks-Blank, Vtks-FININHA, Vtks-Hardness, Vtks-Noba, vtks-alcalina, vtks-caveirada, vtks-squares, vtks-syndicate, VtksCapsLoco (all caps), VtksEntulho (grunge), VtksSonho (elegant scratchy script), vtksalcalina, vtkscaveirada (grunge), vtkstrutagem (grunge), VTKS Encantar (grunge).
In 2007, he designed VtksDesgaste, VtksWineLabel, VtksWineLabelTwo, VTKSBlackLabelNormal, VTKSBlackLabelNormalFilete, VtksBlack, VtksBlackLabel, VTKS Untitled (grunge), VTKS-News-Label, VTKS-ROCK-GARAGE-BAND, VTKS-SCRUBBED, vtks-REPORT-erRoR, VTKS Clean, VTKS Easy Way (informal outline lettering), VTKS Hardness (grunge), VTKS Mural (scratchy script), VTKS Alpes, VTKS No Name (ornamental caps), VTKS Beauty (ornamental caps), VTKS Refused (grunge), VTKS Gore, VTKS Estilosa, VTKS Bandana, VITKS Furious, VITK Colagem, VTKS36, VTKSDearLove (curly lettering), vtks38 (double-lined hand), vtksLemonDrop (comic book face).
Fonts made in 2005 include D_OLD_MODERN, D_OLD_MODERN2, Scretch (scratchy face), Busseta, D Old Miner, Assign (handwriting), Fail (grunge) and Minus (scratchy face).
Pay fonts include Beautiful Dreams, Black, Black Label, Bronze Age, Desgaste, Design Pencil, Embroidery, Funny Lines, Good Vibrations, Keep Your Mind Clean, Low Rider, Mixed Job, Natural Style, Number Zero, power Age, Sexy Lines, Shadow, Urban art, Victory, VTKS V2, Warrior, Wine Label, Xtra.
Russ Herschler (DragonFang Fonts, Royal Oak, MI; b. 1967) designed Moria Citadel (2002), a grunge font in the style of Stonehenge, an old Formatt Presson font on which it is based. He also made Crom (2007, comic book face). Home page. Dafont link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Robin Spehar at Dreamer Design (Topanga Canyon, CA) is the winner of an award at the TDC2 Type Directors Club's Type Design Competition 2002, with Dreamer DD, a comic book font. Their commercial fonts include balloon fonts (Optimus, Roman Star, Prime, Lance a Lot), dead poet fonts (Keats, Whitman, Blake, Thoreau), historical fonts (Pike Hand, Zeus, Plate, Emperor), futuristic fonts (Hal, Omega, Didg), character fonts (It's Evil, Raven, Talon, Visigoth), and comic book fonts (Staccata, Shrapnel, Topple, Quagmire). [Google] [More] ⦿
DTP Types Ltd was started in 1989 by Malcolm Wooden (b. London, 1956) from Crawley, West Sussex, England. Wooden worked at Monotype for over 20 years just before that. Malcolm Wooden joined Dalton Maag early 2008 to work on font engineering and production. DTP Types does/did custom font work, and sells hundreds of retail fonts.
In the Headline Font Collection (50 fonts), we find reworked and extended designs (Apollo, New Bodoni Black, Camile, Engravers, and so forth), as well as fresh faces (Hellene handwriting, Finalia Condensed, Birac, Delargo Black, Delargo DT Rounded (comic book family), Dawn Calligraphy).
In the Elite Typeface Library, there are type 1 and truetype faces for Western and East-European languages. For example, Elisar DT (1996, see also elisar DT Infant) is a humanist sans family made by Malcolm and Lisa Wooden. Fuller Sans DT (1996) is a grotesk family by Malcolm Wooden. Greek and Cyrillic included. Other typefaces: Garamond 96, Pen Tip (Tekton-like).
Fonts distributed by ITF and MyFonts.com: Berstrom DT, Beverley Sans DT (2007, comic book style face), Birac DT, Century Schoolbook DT, Convex DT, Delargo DTInformal, Delargo DT Infant, Engravers DT (1990), Finalia DT Condensed, Garamond DT, Garamond Nine Six DT, Goudy Old Style DT, Graphicus DT (1992, a 24-style geometric sans family), Kabel DTCondensed, Leiden DT, Macarena DT, Modus DT (2007), New Bodoni DT (1992), Newhouse DT (1992, a large neo-grotesque family), Office Script DT (1994, copperplate script), Pelham DT, Pen Tip DT, Pen Tip DT Infant, Pretorian DT (a revival of an old Edwardian font by P.M. Shanks done by Ron Carpenter and Malcolm Wooden in 1992; for a free version, see Vivian by Dieter Steffman), Solaire DT, Triest DT, Vigor DT (2000---a slab serif family).
Discussion: Something I don't get is that Vecta DT (2006) is based on Vecta (2005, Wilton Foundry)---same name, same sans family, what gives? Duet DT (2006, a calligraphic script) is by Robbie de Villiers of Wilton, based on his own Duet (2004). MyFonts page. The typophiles reserve harsh judgment: I recognize these designs by their original names. Slightly manipulating Times Roman, Optima, Icone, Franklin Gothic, Sabon, Tekton, does not make them new or original. Many of the designs are identical to the originals they're derived from (Carl Crossgrove), The DTP Types outfit sells the usual rip-off fonts under new and old names (e.g. Century Schoolbook DT, Engravers DT, Goudy Old Style DT, Kabel DT, etc.) (Uli Stiehl).
In 2008, DTP announced a new newspaper and magazine text family, Arbesco DT (PDF), based on a 1980s photolettering family (see also here), and a simple 24-style architectural sans family called Sentico Sans DT (elliptical). They also published the marker family Pen Tip DT Lefty in 2008.
In 2009, the calligraphic Trissino DT was published: it was named after Gian Giorgio Trissino (1478-1550) the Italian Renaissance humanist, poet, dramatist, diplomat and grammarian who was the first to explicitly distinguish I and J as seperate letter sounds.
Originally from Mexico City (b. 1983), Edgar seems to be based in Dubai now. He designed the futuristic face Neutronium (2009). He created the experimental faces Kooler o Normal (2009), Naujoks Love (2009) and Edgarpiramide (2009) and the comic book face Jeronimo Cartoon (2009). Alternate URL. Additional link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Born in New York in 1927, Ed grew up in Brooklyn. He was once a very prominent jazz percussionist playing in several big bands with Stan Kenton and Woody Herman, among others. He has created a large number of typefaces between 1970 and 1995. About his career, he once said: I'm really a musician, a jazz percussionist. One day I went to the musician's union to pay dues and I saw all these old people who were playing bar mitzvahs and Greek weddings. It occurred to me that one day that's going to be me, so I decided to become an illustrator. He designed more than 400 faces for PhotoLettering. He played a critical role in establishing The International Typeface Corporation (or ITC) in the late '60s and early '70s. Founded in 1971 by designers Herb Lubalin, Aaron Burns, and Ed Ronthaler, ITC was formed to market type to the industry. Lubalin and Burns contacted Benguiat, whose first ITC project was working on Souvenir. Ed became a partner with Lubalin in the development of U&lc, ITC's famous magazine, and the creation of new typefaces such as Tiffany, Benguiat, Benguiat Gothic, Korinna, Panache, Modern No. 216, Bookman, Caslon No. 225, Barcelona, Avant Garde Condensed, and many more. With Herb Lubalin, Ed eventually became vice-president of ITC until its sale to Esselte Ltd.
Ed is a popular keynote speaker at major type meetings, including, e.g., at TypeCon 2011, where he entertained the crowd with quotes such as I do not think of type as something that should be readable. It should be beautiful. Screw readable. His typefaces---those from PhotoLettering excepted:
Pics harvested from the web: Portrait With Ilene Strivzer at ATypI 1999. One more with Strivzer. With Jill Bell at ATypI 1999. In action. At TypeCon 2011 with Matthew Carter and Alejandro Paul. At the same meeting with Carole Wahler and with Roger Black.
Italian graduate of the MATD program at the University of Reading in 2012. Her graduation typeface is the multi-script Dr. Jekyll and Miss Hyde (2012), created for Latin, Greek and Armenian. My first reaction is that the curviness and roundness of the Latin part is due to the desire to harmonize with the two other scripts. In addition, all styles are falred out near the top, which gives the result a comic book feel. In fact, Elena mentions that children's books was one of the main motivations. [Google] [More] ⦿
Editor of The Scope, an alternative magazine in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. Creator of Full Dece Sans (2011, comic book style), Scootch over Sans (2011), Middle Cove Beach Rocks (2011, a stone emalation face) and Half Cut Gothic (2011).
Guernsey, UK-based designer of the constructivist face Bigntall (2010, iFontMaker). He also made the handprinted Notebook Scribble (2010) and SoozieQS (2011). Homepage. He also created this font with iFontMaker on the iPad: Elliotts Comic Gill (2010). In 2010, he started the commercial foundry Mariess, where one can now buy Notebook Scribble. That must be the first iFontMaker font that hits the market. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Visual designer who is studying at FH Vorarlberg in Dornbirn, Austria. Behance link. He created the informal handprinted face Curva (2011---a competitor for Comic sans?) while visiting the University of Monterrey, Mexico. Jochum does not speak Polish. [Google] [More] ⦿
Brazilian printmaker, graphic artist and illustrator, b. 1975. Her fonts at PintassilgoPrints include Mamute (2013: a layered letterpress style type system), Sabotage (2013: squarish poster font inspired by the iconic Vertigo movie poster by Saul Bass), Sheldon (2013, based on posters by the Polish graphic artist Marian Stachurski; +Extras), Dranskof (2013, inspired by a page from a publication for children by Serbian writer, poet and journalist Dusko Radovic), Gentil (2012, an all caps poster font), Sundowners (retro poster face), Kokoschka (2012, based on the the lettering on the poster of an expressionist play by Austrian painter, printmaker and writer Oskar Kokoschka in 1909), Monstrinhos (2012, dingbats), YWFT Duncan (2012), Card-o-mat (2012, bird dingbats), Soundtrack (2012), Monstro (2012, fat poster face), Attic (2012).
Typefaces from 2011: Melkslijter (2011, a stylish art deco face based on a brochure by Dutch graphic artist Dirk Hart), Polyspring (2011, a Victorian typeface hand-drawn based on Italia Condensed, Keystone, 1906), Berimbau (2011), Populaire (2011, a handdrawn poster caps face that was inspired by the electrifying posters from May 1968 by Atelier Populaire, and loaded with alternates to give a random effect), Manicuore (2011, a hand-drawn typeface inspired by Italian movie posters by the prolific movie poster artist Symeoni, aka Sandro Simeoni), Smashing (2011, a fat handprinted poster face), Smashing (2011, a fat handprinted poster face), Chancellor (2011), the eccentric poster face Polygraph (2011, based on lettering of the Polish poster artist Leszek Zebrowski. Images: i, ii, iii, iv, v, vi, vii, viii, ix, x), the vintage serif face Organically (2011), Transitore (2011: Transitore is a lively hand-drawn font with loads of alternates and ligatures which, managed by advanced OpenType features, help create a convincing handcrafted look), the poster display face Sforzando (2011; +Alto), the signage face Jongleur (2011).
Typefaces from 2010: the Cuban poster face Transmogrifier (2010, based on lettering by Cuban poster artist Eduardo Muñoz Bachs), the ultra-fat art deco face Loudine (), Crocante (2010, comic book face), Love Birds Pattern (2010), Swung Note (2010), Amarelinha (2010, handprinted), Cuadrifonte (2010, a fat handprinted family including styles called Pics, Sketch (regular), Fill and Line), Xylo Sans (2010, wooden texture face), Ritornelos (2010, a curly all caps handprinted face), Roadway (2010, based on wood Clarendons), Bandoliers (2010, an informal handprinted sketched face, with 3D versions such as Beefy, High and Rocky), Changing (2010), Vitrines (2010, handprinted), Prokaryotic (2010, a "bacterial attack" face), Football World (2010, soccer silhouettes), Singela (2010), Butterfly Effect (2010), Tonal (2010, ultra-fat with mini-counters), Dynatomic (2010, inspired by the hand-drawn lettering of a 1964 polish movie poster designed by Andrzej Krajewski), Lovebirds (2010, bird silhouettes), Somewhat (2010, hand-drawn), Oyster (2010, hand-drawn dingbats), Grante (2009, a lively poster face), Mondiale (2009), Nanquim (2009, sketched letters), Merceria Antique (2009) and Arca (2009, + Dashed). All have an informal and attractive look, and were codesigned with Ricardo Marcin.
The prints of Horst Janssen had a characteristic uneven handprinted lettering that led Erica Jung and Ricardo Marcin to design the multi-featured opentype typeface Horst (2010). Nova Horst followed in 2012.
Erik Jacob Jeddere-Fisher (b. 1987 or 1988) is based in Oslo. He created the free comic book caps-only font Totally Oilsome (2010), and The Efish Hand (2005). Home page. Another home page. Devian Tart link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Esos tipos de la UTEM
Chilean type foundry and blog (in Spanish) which grew out of the Escuela de Diseño de la Universidad Tecnológica Metropolitana de Santiago de Chile. The team consists of Roberto Osses (the boss), Javier Quintana (type designer), Fabian Flores and Sebastian "Sea" Contreras. Roberto Osses is professor of digital type design at UTEM. He wrote MANIFIESTO, La Declaración Universal de los Derechos Humanos Ilustrada and has won several graphic design awards. The fonts are free. The font list:
Stephen Knouse (Essqué Productions) is the Alaskan designer in Wasilla (b. 1976) of several free fonts. These include the display face Petal Glyph (2007), Avante Go (2008, avant-garde) and Avante Return (2008, avant-garde). He also created the free comic book fonts Happy Sans (2009) and Happy Serif (2008), Diagano (2012, monoline avant-garde sans), the trekkie face Dark Future (2011), and Neon 80s (2010, a rounded sans in the style of VAG Round but more so a faux neon font).
Spyced (2012) evokes Arabian nights, lava lamps, and Indian mystery.
Ethan Paul Dunham
Institute in Benalmadena, Spain (was: Santa Severa), where one can take 4-week courses at 1450 Euros a shot on the Etruscan alphabet, Trajan, Cuadrata and Rustic Roman Capital letters, and related subjects. They also organize lettering tours in Italy and guided tours in various musea. The teachers are Alberto Di Santo (Professor of the visual communication, Tor Vergata University, Rome; Professor of Graphic Design, Istituto Europeo di design, Rome; Professor of editorial design, La Sapienza University, Rome; Professor of Typography, C.F.P. Sinalunga, Siena) and Olcar Alcaide (b. 1952, Argentina, Professor of Graphic and Typography Design, University of Buenos Aires; Professor of Typography, University of Lanús, and Professor of Graphic Design, Marbella Design School, Spain). Type link jump page.
Eurotypo is also the foundry of Olcar Alcaide.
Typefaces from 2011 include Lila pro, Atenea (a humanist sans family), Agerola Script (a fat flowing signage face), Teja (signage face), Zalea (yet another signage face), and Nabu Pro (a connected signage script). Equalis (2011M, with Juan Lavalle) is a monoline slab face with a huge x-height and wide open counters. It was followed by Equalis Stencil (2011). Ravel (2011) is a fat signage script face. Atenea Egyptian (2011) is a solid slab serif family. Berta (2011) is a signage brush face with connected and unconnected versions. Optic Art (2011) is an ornamental face with building blocks that can be used for overlays. Creator of Eurotypo Bodoni Bold (2011).
Typefaces from 2012: Cubus (dingbats), Saxo Deco (art deco), Moliere (2012, an elegant didone family with outspoken ball terminals), Melon Script (a fat curvy signage script family), Riky (comic book family), Chipa (a signage and package design script), Heket (an expressive curly script), Lenga (a slab serif typeface family), Mikal (brush script). Duktus is a 1940s style script in the style iof Donatello (1935, Wagner & Schmidt), Troubadour (1927, Wagner & Schmidt), Liberty Script (1927, Willard T. Sniffin), Trafton Script (1933, Howard Allen Trafton), and Coronet (1937, R.H. Middleton).
Typefaces from 2013: Brittes (copperplate script), Talis (contrast-rich sans family), Fiesole (display family with an awkward back-curled lower case d), C Duflos (after a bâtarde coulée by Claude Duflos, a French engraver who was acitve around 1690).
Graphic design student at the British Higher School of Art and Design in Moscow. During her studies, she created the fat comic book style Cyrillic typeface called Dancing (2012). Earlier, in 2009, she created the ornamental Latin caps face Masked Ball Font.
Exclamations (or: The Boutons)
Gary David Bouton and Barbara Bouton's site is called Exclamations.
Their typefaces: Bouton Kursiv (2008), Odissey (2008), Russel Write (2010), Elephants and Bears (dingbats), GreekDiner Inline, GeotypeTT (1997), WebKnobsTT (1997), Beacon (2008, a Schwabacher), BOUTON Nouveau Ornaments II (2009), BifurFoundation (2010), BifurOverlay (2010, after Cassandre's Bifur), Frankfurter Venetian (2008, fat rounded horizontally striped all caps face), Folks (medieval caps), Nouveau Rococo Deco Dings I (2008, art nouveau ornaments), Simulata (2006, geometric deco face with Bifur influences), Whimsy (comic book font), SymbolsTT (1998, charityware dingbat font).
eyecue design (was: Chris Brown's Visual Designs)
From North Freemantle in Australia, Chris Brown's exquisite shareware fonts: Keyster, Mandalay, Badgery, Changstein (oriental simulation), Vertigirl, Buddy Jim, Monopolybats, Aboriginebats 1 and 2, Neolight, NorthPoint (organic), Splinky, Lite, ToyBox, Tyderium, Pot Roaster, South Point, West Point, Skippy Greeny, Skooz Now, Curved, Cloaked, Warp, SkoozMo, Sea Monkey, Etcetera, Pepto, Plumbob, Dabble, Hypernium, HooperDooper, Hoola Boola, PsyberCircus, Zebbadee, Inkling, Galaxative, RegalBox, SP-Rocket, Doggstar, CurvedAir, Mookie, Psyberdeli, Acidio (1999, grunge), Plastacine, DeVille, Royal Box, Basoda, Blaster, Monarchbats, Muggins, Radbats 1 through 6, Rudebats, Jeet, Jiggaboo, Joopiter, Seringetty, Snooapalooza, Soda Stream, Stickmanbats, Userbats 1 and 2, Webbats 1 and 2, Starbuck, Dynamo.
About half the fonts are free. Download site. Acidio Amore. Several of his fonts would do fine in comic strips. You need to request fonts by email. Alternate URL for Radbats. Catalog: I, II, III. [Google] [More] ⦿
Las Vegas-based designer (at PsyNinjaDesign) who made the free grunge face Scorchflash (2010), the comic book exclamation face Shock Rock (2010) and the dagger-like face Carbon Blade (2010). Depth of Toonizm (2011) is a handprinted 3d outline face. Home page of Psy Ninja Design. [Google] [More] ⦿
Brazilian designer of the comic book faces Comiquita Sans (2008), Three Hours (2008), and of the pixelish faces Yapix (2010) and Bugged Bit (2008). She also made the TV dingbat face Bonohadavision (2008), Magnus Jockey (2011, display serif), the thin sans Rara Dolor (2011), and the dingbat face The Beetles (2009). She runs Megalopolis, a Portuguese language blog. At her other blog, she showed Hard Kiss (2010, FontStruct) Suicida Sans (2010, organic), Reticula (2010, dot matrix face), Blockhead (2010, pixel face done at FontStruct), and Hello Joana (2010).
Feliciano Type Foundry
Mário Feliciano (b. 1969, Caldas da Rainha, Portugal) is the principal of Lisbon-based Feliciano Type Foundry, founded in 2001. For a while, he was associated with Enschedé. He began work as a graphic designer for Surf Portugal magazine in 1993. In 1994 he founded his own design studio in Lisbon, Secretonix. He has been heavily involved in type design since. In 2005, he joined the type coop Village. John Berry reviews Mario's oeuvre. His gorgeous creations include the following:
Felipe graduated from Universidad Tecnológica Metropolitana de Santiago de Chile in 2007. For the type design course there, he created an informal display face for the sea-sick, Cueca. [Google] [More] ⦿
Chilean designer of Calefont (comic book style, ca. 2009, Tipos de Cartagua) who studied type design at the University of Chile. [Google] [More] ⦿
Free fonts by Molly Fisher: the fun bouncy font Conti Street (1998), and the more serious comic book font MollySquare. Truetype for PC, type 1 for Mac. Alternate site for Conti Street. [Google] [More] ⦿
Japanese foundry in Nagoya that offers these free and commercial Latin fonts made by Ryoichi Tsunekawa, who also runs Bagel & Co, Dharma Type, HolidayType and Prop-A-Ganda. Most of his work was done at Flat-It. His typefaces:
Flava Fonts (was Flava Fontz)
Fonts by Leigh Taylor (UK), who wrote on his (now defunct) web site: My Creations, Blurmix, Hoodlum, The Sauce, Thompson, House of Fun and Fingerpop find their real home, along with numerous other creations including Isomer, Hawk, Frostbitten Again and all my future creations (10 currently on the Drawing Board!). Watch out for Alfred E. Neuman, Ren&Stimpy and Manga Dingbats coming your way! Also a Tribute to Don Martin Dingbat!.
Spy vs Spy is a gorgeous dingbat font. House of Fun is a bouncy comic book typeface.
Japanese site with original fonts by Kato Masashi (b. 1973), who lives in Takasaki (Gunma prefecture, Japan): Parismatch (2004), SAKUalp (2000, handwriting), Steeltype, Broadband, Hivision, Cinematime, Ultracomic, Ice Cream, Be Happy, Summer Beauty, Flyermix, Cheerscript, Breakstyle, Breakfont, Round, H-Five, Natsucomi, Long Vacation, Lovers, Breakfont (2003, graffiti style), Pokkaman, BeHappy, Natsucomi, Momolcan, Seasons Dings, Electron, Round, Lovers, FlyerMix (fifties style), CheerScript (comic book style), Hi-Five (pixel font), Summer Beauty, SummerDrive, White Day, Long Vacation, Amayadori (high contrast kana font), Fuyucomi, Icecream, Pickett, 321, Pingpong, Frontline, Ginza, Yago (nice free dings), Polaris, 321eng, 321kana, APPLE, CLIQUE, Clover (kitchen tile font, 1998), DIGI, Eneneng, Enenhira, FDalp, FDwhie, Hnoodle, Hanko (free black on white stamp font, 1998, see also here), MKCuer, MOOGIRLALP, MOOMILKKANA, Noodle, Origami, Pers, SA0kmh, SA100kmh, SA50kmh, SK0kmh, SK100kmh, SK50kmh, Template6, Tenten, Ami Font, Speedfont, Supercar, Sakura, Regoty, Shopping Famiry, Ticket, Yohic, Recording, Akachan, Wafont, Frontbit7, MusicNetwork, Yakitori (free handwriting font), Ticket, Folkdance (pixelized people), Human Building (dings of famous buildings), Bunny (free), Frontline0, Side5 (pixel font), Side6, Side7. Some pixel fonts, many techno fonts, some kana fonts, and the Japanese kids dingbat font, Folkdance. Some fonts, such as his Latin/Japano font ShoppingFamily (1998), are sold by Font Pavilion. Major Japanese free font links.
In 1999, he published the AMI screen pixel font series in Digitalogue's DPI72 package. Other commercial fonts: Pine Apple, the WM family, Cutie Girl, Astratic, PictPlasma, Minivan, Frontbit 7, Ginza, Zoological.
Free fonts as of 2007: Aiko, a 4-weight rounded sans with support for Latin and kana (see also here). Fonts made in 2007-2008: MobileDisco, AbbeyRoad-Alternative, HighwayStar, Kompakt, AbbeyRoad, Prefuse, Readymade (didone inspired by Corvinus and Giorgio).
Additions in 2009: Kanna W4, Sweet Doughnuts (rounded sans).
Fonts made between 1998 and 2008: 321, AirExpress, AirTickt, AMAYADORI, AMIFONT, APPLE, ASTRA, AYANO, BeHappy, bitneon, BORDER7, BREAKFONT, BroadBand, BUNNY, CALENDER, CheerScript, CinemaTime, CLIQUE, CLOVER, CutieGirl, Departure, DIGIT, ELECTRON, FlyerMix, FolkDance, FOLKDANCE2, FrontBit, FRONTLINE, FRONTLINE01, FUYUCOMI, GINZA, HANKO, HappyEnd, hiFive, HumanBuild, IceCream, ICHIGO, JAPON2, KAKIZOME, KEYMODE, LabLife, LongVacation, LoversMINIMONO, MKCUTTER, MOMOKAN, MooFont, MusicNet, NATSUCOMI, Nenga, Noodele, OnePiece, oneBox, Origami, ParisMatch, Pers, Pickett, PICTdings, PictPlasma, PineApple, PingPong, pokkaman, Polaris, PopStar, Puzzle, Recoya, REGO, ROUND, SAKURA, SAMACAN, Seazons, Shopping, SIDE5, SIDE51byte, SIDE6, SIDE61byte, SIDE7, SPEED, STAMPER, SteelType, SummerBeauty, SummerDrive, SuperCar, Template5, TenTen, Ticket2, UltraComic, WHITEday, Yabako, Yago, Yakitori (handwriting of Mayumi Kakegawa), Yothic, Zoological, Nippondings, Caredings, TraficSignsWLD, TraficSigns, JPN, Kamondings, Kamondings2, Kurashidings, Okonomi, FunnyFace, Hotsuma, Toyokuni, Constellation, SunnyDay, BOXdings, Machinedings, CLICKdings, Berrys, Container Box, Twinkleline, Minivan, Akachan.
Dingbats: Kurashidings, IchigoC, TraficsignsWLD, TraficsignJPN, Nenga, Kamondings2, Kamondings, Breakstyle, Pictdings, Zoological, Caredings, Clickdings, Funnyface, seasons, Pictplasma, Humanbuilding, Nippondings, Yago, Boxdings, Toyokuni, Consentllation (astrological symbols), Machinedings, Hotsuma, Folkdance, Calender.
Japanaese handwriting fonts: Aiko, Haruka, Syuntaro, YUKI, Ryunosuke.
Futuristic/ geometric fonts: MobileDisco, AbbeyRoad-Alternative, HighwayStar, Kompakt, AbbeyRoad, Prefuse.
"Funny" fonts: IchigoR, Ultracomic, Amayadori, Parismatch, hanko, LongVacation, Cinamatime, Natsucomi, Okonomi, IceCream, Yakitori, Cutiegirl, Monokan Wa, Shopping, Lovers, Fuyucomi, Berrys, Akachan, Bunny, Clover, Pokkaman, Pickett, Electron.
Cool fonts: Sunnyday, HiVision AirTicket, Lablife, Flyermix, Popstar, AirExpress, Broadband, Recording, Breakfont, Frontline, Ami, Minivan, Side5, Side6, Summerdrive, Digit, Supercar, Frontline00, BeHappy, Steeltype, Onepiece, Puzzle, Astlatic, Stamper.
Chilean designer of La Choly, a signage typeface that won an award at Tipos Latinos 2008 in the non-text face category. Her Rakatan Negra (2011) is a comic book face that can be had for free at Andez.
"Free fonts for free people" by Dieter Schumacher. Interesting designs: Darkskin (textured letters), Movieboard, Zacken (in sacks), Storm, Stripesstars, and Triangle. All fonts are in TrueType and PostScript formats for Windows. List of 84 fonts thus far: 309Italic, 309, AnasthesiaItalic, Anasthesia, AtoZ, BALLbold, Baumarkt, BaumarktBoldItalic, BaumarktBold, BaumarktItalic, BIGARIALUltraBold, BIGARIALLEFT, BizarreBlack, Bizarre, Brialpointed, Bulgari, Certified, CertifiedItalic, CIRCLINEcrazyjumpedBold, CIRCLINEHeavy, CIRCLINEItalic, CIRCLINE2Light, CIRCLINE, Coffeebeans, Competent, Danceclub, DarSkin, Datacut, DatacutItalic, DomoAregatoItalic (oriental simulation), DomoAregatoNormal, Energy Dimension (3d face), Eniltuo, FatmarkerItalic, Fatmarker, FontmakersChoiceItalic, FontmakersChoiceThinItalic, FontmakersChoice (octagonal), FontmakerSlash, Fracksausen, Gawain, HOLE, HOLE2cursive, HOLE3cursiveoutline, HOUSEPIPESItalic, HOUSEPIPESNormal, KingArthurSpecialNormal, LateNite, LoveParade, LoveParadeoutlineBold, LoveParadeitalian, LoveParadewidebold, Mage1999 (pixel), Magehunter, Mage, Mayday, MaydayItalic, MovieTimes, Movieboard, OneworldonefutureExtraBold, OneworldonefutureLight, OpenMindItalic, OpenMind, Palms, Parts, Perlenkette, Rave, Serifonwide, SerifonwideItalic, SerifonNormal, Shreddedforyou, SquareUniqueExtraBold, SquareUniqueNormal, SquareUniqueThin, Starbats, StormExtraBold, STRIPESSTARSNormal, TriangleNormal, University (athletic lettering), Whereistherest, WhereistherestItalic, WoodCut, WoodCutItalic, ZackenNormal, ZoltanKiss, Dornen, FM College (athletic lettering), Beach House Stars, Fontovision, 37 Kilobyte, Grave Digger, Nails and remake Of Fabulous, Milkdrops, Platsch (comic book) and Slimania. This site disappeared and was revived by CybaPee at Moorstation.
Font Diner (or: Stu's Font Diner)
Stuart Sandler (Minneapolis) runs six foundries: Font Diner (est. 1996), Sideshow, Breaking The Norm, the Tart Workshop, Font Bros (est. 2006), and Filmotype (est. 2006). He runs a handful of other companies and web shops as well, including Mister Retro (est. 2004). He is passionate about retro type. DaFont link for their free fonts. Fontspace link. Interview.
Free fonts: Rickles (2007, script), AirConditioner (2002, fifties style upright script), BahamaSlim (2004), BlackNight (2002, blackletter), BlackWidow, BubbleMan, ChannelTuning, Corrupter, CreakyFrank, DecayingKuntry, FeaturedItem, FontOnAGrain, FontOnAStick, Fontdinerdotcom, FontdinerdotcomHuggable, FontdinerdotcomLoungy, FontdinerdotcomSparkly, Fontdinerdotcom Jazz Dark, Fontdinerdotcom Jazz Light, Hothead, KeeponTruckinFW, Leftovers (2002), MaverickBE (stencil face), Musicals, PickAx, Rickles (2009; upright script), RocketScript (2002, retro script), Schnookums, SinsofRhonda, Spacearella (2002), StencilGothicBE, ThatsSuper, Turnpike (2009), Witless, XerkerFW.
Commercial fonts: Continental Railway (1998, retro connected script), Anastasia, Chatty Cocktails (1998, art deco), El Nino, Guest Check, Hamburger Sandwitch (1998), Jumping Bean (1998, comic book style), Lionel Classic (1998, an art deco all caps face), Milwaukee, Motor Oil, and the greatest of them all, Coffee Shop (1998, exaggerated ascenders), a must! Other typefaces: Permanent Waves (1998, + Expanded: retro connected script), Yarn Sale (curlies), Fat Sam (not bad!), Etiquette, Taylors (1998, another great display font; codesigned with Dan Taylor), Kentucky Fried (1998, comic book / signage style), Beer Wip, Seuss, Jack Bisio and FinerDiner, Shivering, Dry Cleaners (2002), Singlesville Script (2002), Dripping Blood, Bowlorama, Action Is, Automatic, Chicken King (2002), CocktailShaker (2002, at Chank), Concurso Italian and Concurso Moderne (2003), DoggieBagScript, Johnny Lunchpail (2000, comic book style), Kitchenette (connected retro script), Lil Tipsy (2003), Milwaukee Neon (1998), Milwaukee Neon Shadow (1998), Motorcar Atlas (2000), Regulator, Stovetop (2002), Swinger (2002), WARNING (2002, rough stencil), BEBlob, BECROSS, DecayingAlternate, Decaying, EvilBrew, TheBlob, Insane Asylum, Creepy Crawly, Crossover, Fire Baaaad!, Rotten Teeth, Candy Good, EvilOfFrankenstein, HMan, HManPt2, PlasmaRain, Chicken Basket (2004), Chowderhead (2004), Cocktail Script (2004, upright), Country Store (2004, Western style), Dairyland (2004), Emblem Chief (2004, fifties diner script), Motel King (2004), Queen Rosie (2004), Sweet Rosie (2004, blackboard bold), Secret Recipe (2004), Square Meal (+Hearty) (2004), Bahama Slim (2004), Space Immortalizer, Matchbook and BE Streetwalker. Many font have a cool retro/fifties look. The InFlight Meal font set (2001) includes Al's Motor Inn, American Highway, Kiddie Cocktails, Lionel Text, Mosquito Fiesta, New York to Las Vegas, Pink Flamingo, Refreshment Stand, Starlight Hotel, Volcano King. The LasVegas font set: El Ranchero (2002), Hamburger Menu, Hamburger Menu Marquee, Holiday Ranch, International Palms, Lamplighter Marquee, Lamplighter Script, Las Vegas to Rome (stone chisel face), Leisure Script, Leisure Script Marquee, Mirage Bazaar (2002), Mirage Zanzibar (Arabic theme face), Mister Television, StarburstLanes, Starburst Lanes Twinkle, Vegas Caravan. At ITC, he published ITC Kiddie Cocktail (2003), ITC Mosquito Fiesta (2003), ITC Volcano King (2003).
In 2006, Font Diner acquired the Filmotype collection and its trademark, Filmotype. Sandler writes: Filmotype initially manufactured a simple manual phototype machine utilizing display typeface designs on 2-inch filmstrips. Additional films were sold to start-up typesetting companies in order to increase their product selection. Font Diner will create new digital versions of the Filmotype collection, recreating it to meet todays graphic design standards. [...] We intend to release the Filmotype library in OpenType format so the original designs can be fully realized with a dynamic feature set including alternate glyph forms and automatic substitutive ligatures.
In 2007, Font Diner started publishing digitizations of the collection: Glenlake (condensed Bank Gothic, by Mark Simonson), MacBeth (script), Alice (casual script), Zanzibar (calligraphic), La Salle (brush writing originally by Ray Baker in the 1950s, named after Chicago's LaSalle Street), Ginger (Mark Simonson; masculine headline face genetically linked to Futura), Austin (paintbrush), Brooklyn (handprinted), Honey (handlettered script), Jessy (handwriting), Modern, Vanity, Filmotype Ford.
In 2010, Stuart Sandler published a book entitled Filmotype by the Letter, in which he details the company's history.
Free fonts on the Google Directory, dated 2010: Fontdiner, Swanky, Cherry Cream Soda, Permanent Marker, Homemade Apple, Schoolbell.
In 2012, David Cohen and Stuart Sandler published these faces at Neapolitan: Irish Grover Pro (2010, a bouncy face), Satisfy Pro (2011, a connected retro script face), and Slackey Pro (2010, a paper cut out style face). At the same place, he also published Crafty Girls Pro (2010, codesigned with Crystal Kluge). With Crystal Kluge, he also codesigned the flowing connected script typeface Aya Script (2012).
Jolly Lodger (2012, Google Web Fonts) is an informal retro script.
Original fonts by Ben Balvanz from Cedar Rapids, Iowa (b. Cedar Rapids, 1975), who now lives in South California. His original Fontalicious domain ceased in 2005 but was repurchased in 2007 with the help of Font Bros. Some fonts can be downloaded here and here. The list: Coney Island (2002), Cheeseburger (2002), Tabletron (2002, LCD font), Senor Pooglins, Plush (2001), Slide, Discotech, Galaxy, Pacfont, Rusty, PinniePoker, Geeves (tall letters--great), Moonpie Cadet, Fidelle, FontTwelve, Mister Easy, Mister Dope, Frosty, Chankenstein, Discotech, VintageVacation, Dazzler, Joinks!, Cyberwhiz, Swinkydad, Sonic Superpowers, Mikey Jax, Klink-o-mite, Caveman, Gloo Gun, Skylab 600, Cyberpop, Cyberjimmy, Smartie Capos, Jenkins, Earwax, Pimpbot 5000, Dreamy, Quinkie, Milkfresh, DateRape (great), SpaceAce, GirlieLeslie, Groovalicious Tweak, Porky's, International Chunkfunk, SuperTrooper, Chachie, Zodiastic, Great Head (dingbats), Chick (sassy!), the Eight Track family, Speedfreek, the Odyssey family, AlphaStep, Alpha Clown, dopenakedfoul, Lounge Bait, SpaceBeach, Jubie, Bean Town, Funkotronic, UndieCrust, and Poppycock, Pornhut, Robokid, Kinkie (Valentine's Day font), BorderMon (dingbat), Technicolor, Tennis (stencil), Moloky, JabbieJunior, Rave Queen, Alpha Niner, Croobie, Wednesday, Populuxe, the nice BoozeBats, Geekbats, Garage Sale, Arcade, Glamocon Retrobats, Fontalicious Thingbats, Good Head, Baby Kruffy, Kruffy, Fine-O-Mite, Disco Inferno, Jokewood, Toggle, Swinger, SurfSafari, OmegaMax, Pogo, Elvis, Trendy University (stencil), Hoedown, Fat, Atomic, Rocket, 12 Good, Moonpie Cadet Good, Dynomite, Superstar DJ (dingbat), Kravitz, Kravitz Thermal, hungrumlaut, Sporto, Sabadoo, Snappy, Chickabiddies (geek dingbats), Mandingo (1999, buncy handprinted style), Heartbreaker, Smilage, 52 Pickup, Return of the Retrobats (wow!), Wunderland, Omega, Great Head, Air, Blackjack, BlackjackRollin, Borneo, CharlesAtlas, Cheri, CheriLiney (2001, Valentine's Day theme), DeejaySupreme, DigitCube, DigitLoFiShift, DigitLoFi, Digit, DimitriSwank, Dimitri, DiscoInferno, DunebugAlternates45MPH, DunebugAlternates, Dunebug, Dunebug45MPH, Freestyle, Garanimals, Gas, GleeClub, Jenkinsv20, Jenkinsv20Thik, JenkinsKeepinitReal (1998), KravitzExtraThermal, Moderna, MoogSchmoog, Moog, PussycatSassy, PussycatSnickers, Queer, Redensek, Sanka, Schmotto, SchmottoPlotto, Squarodynamic01 through 10 (pixel fonts), Stretch, SupervixenHoneyedOut, Digit, Digit Cube, Supervixen, TheKids (1999), TrendyUniversity, UltraSupervixenHoneyedOut, UltraSupervixen, WeLoveCorey, Manchester (great), Weltron (stencil font), Weltron Power, Mullet, Rolloglide, Planet, Gravity, Alba, BilloDream (2001), Stretch, Pasteris (based on the handwriting of Matthew Pasteris), PornStarAcademy (sports shirt lettering), Mullet, SuperStars (stars), Krupke (2002), Fresh Bionik, Stoney Billy (2001, not free), Hustle (2001, not free), Rustler (2001, Western font, not free).
At T-26: Marshmallow (2001, rounded monoline geometric face), Superfly (2002, a Western font), Thursdoo (2002), Pacfont Good (2002), Thug (2002), Dokyo (2002, a free competitor of Futura Extra Black and Folio Extra Bold), Supreme (2002), Fresh (2002, at Chank's place), Juice (2002), Pinball (2002, not free), RunTron1983 (2002), Pixel Pirate (2002), Odysseus (2002).
Rascal Miniatures, Wonderkid, Smilage Regular, Milk with Peanut Butter and Barnaby Candy machine are 2009 comic book style creations.
Other 2009 fonts include Gringo Enchilada, Brute Strength, Blonk and Sparkle, Cheri Liney, Metroflex, Weltron (techno family), Sanka, Rolloglide (multiline), Pussycat, Poppycock, Pasteris, Moog Schmoog, Moog Synthesizer, Magnum, Krupke, Joinks, Jabbie, Hustle, Hungrumlat, Gravity, Fresh, FineOMite, Dunebug 45mph, Coney Island, Blackjack, Atomic, Air Regular, Shatner, Pixel Pirate, Munkeyshine, Thursdoo, Swinkydad, Surf Safari, Supreme, Stoney Billy, Speed Freaks, Bike Riding Chopper (Tuscan), Popcorn Loaded (ultra fat), Malibu Oceanside, Snafurter (Sinaloa?), Der Weiner Stentzel (stencil), Wordworth Byte, Blingo Diamond and Tiger Roams Jungle (art deco chic).
Fontazilla (was: Psychographers)
Fontazilla (was: Psychographers) is a Japanese foundry that offers free and commercial comic book fonts made by Kou Nakamura.
Free fonts: Bradlies (2006, athletic lettering), Garbage (2002), GIANtX (2001, octagonal athletic letters), GORG (2001, comic book face), KICKS (2001, comic book style), Losers (2007, comic book style), Monomen (2007), QUICKONE (2004), Saucerama (2004), Sparkle (2007), Wheels (2007).
At Fontgrube AH, Andreas Höfeld, a protestant pastor from Erbach/Odenwald, designed these typefaces:
FontHead Design (Wilmington, DE) sells cool fonts designed by Ethan Dunham (b. 1972, Glens Falls, NY). A partial list: Mother Goose (2008), Allise, GoodDogCool, Fontheads (dingbats), Randisious, Greyhound (1997, an arts and crafts face), Rochester, Samurai, AsimovSans, Gurnsey20, Scrawl, BadDog, Holstein, SlackScript, Bessie, SloppyJoe (gone?), Blearex, HandSkriptOne, SmithPremier, BlueMoon, HolyCow, SororityHack, Bonkers, HotCoffeeFont, SpillMilk, BraveWorld, Isepik, Sputnik, Brolga, TekStencil, Carnation, Mekanek (1995), Teknobe (1995), Merlin, Toucan Grunge (gone?), Tycho, TypewriterOldstyle, MotherGoose, Croissant, Democratika (now Americratika--I think Emigre forced FontHead to change the name), Noel (1996-1997, Lombardic all caps face, with an open version added), LillaFunk (gone?), Margo Gothic (gone?), Toddler (gone?), NoelBlack, WashMe, Diesel, Orion, Gritzpop, Pesto, BattleStation, CircusDog, Dandelion, DraftHand, Flowerpot, Navel, ShoeString, Stiltskin, ZipSonik. Plus JohnDoe, and old typewriter font. Free fonts: Font Heads (dings), Smith Premier, Vladimir, Tycho, Typewriter Oldstyle, ScareCrow, Millennia, SpillMilk, GoodDog, Holstein, Red Five. All formats, Mac and PC. In the comic font series, look for Stan Lee (now Comic Talk), FH Excelsior (now Titlex), Grimmy (now Flim Flam), and Kirby (now Grit).
Fonts created in 1999: AppleSeed, Caterpillar, Chinchilla, ChinchillaBlack, ChinchillaDots, CrowBeak, CrowBeakLight, CyberMonkey, DanceParty, DingleHopper, FourScore, FourScoreTitling, Hopscotch, HopscotchPlain, Ladybug, Leaflet-Regular, LeafletBold, LeafletLight, ReadOut, ReadOutSuper, Smoothie, Swizzle, TwoByFour, VeryMerry. Made in 2001: ButterFinger, ButterFingerSerif, CatScratch, Catnip, FighterPilot, FrenchRoast, Handheld, HandheldItalic, HandheldRaised, HandheldRaisedItalic, HandheldRound, HandheldRoundItalic, Kingdom, OldGlory, Quadric, QuadricSlant. MyFonts page.
In 2006, several dingbats fonts were added, such as the ClickBits Arrow series and the ClickBits Icon series.
In 2008, he created InfoBits Things and InfoBits Symbols, Abigail, Assembler, Click Clack, Drawzing (children's font), El Franco (grunge), Good Dog New (handprinted), Helion (futuristic), Lead Paint (brush), Schema (architectural lettering), Skizzers (handprinted), Tachyon (2008, techno, futuristic). Free font download. This place has Allise, Americratika, AppleSeed, AsimovSans, Asterix-Blink-Italic, Asterix-Blink, Asterix-Italic, Asterix-Light-Italic, Asterix-Light, Asterix, BadDog, BattleStation, Beckett, Bessie, BlackBeard, Blearex, BlueMoon, Bonkers, BraveWorld, Brolga, BrownCow, Carnation, CatScratch, Caterpillar, Chinchilla, ChinchillaBlack, ChinchillaDots, CircusDog, CornDog (2004), Croissant, CrowBeak, CrowBeakLight, CyberMonkey, DanceParty, Dandelion, Dannette-Outline, Dannette, DayDream, Democratika, Diesel, DingleHopper, DoomsDay, DraftHand, Flowerpot, Font-Heads, FourScore, FourScoreTitling, FunkyWestern, Goliath, GoodDog-Bones, GoodDog-Cool, GoodKitty, Greyhound, Grimmy, Gritzpop, GritzpopGrunge, Gurnsey20, HandskriptOne, Holstein-Bold, Holstein, HolyCow, Hopscotch, HopscotchPlain, HotCoffeeFont, HotTamale, Isepik, JohnDoe, JollyJack, Keener, Klondike-Bold, Klondike, Ladybug, Leaflet-Regular, LeafletBold, LeafletLight, LillaFunk, LogJam-Inline, LogJam, MargoGothic, MarvelScript, MatrixDot-Condensed, MatrixDot, Mekanek, Merlin, Millennia, Mondo-Loose, MotherGoose, Navel, Network, Noel, NoelBlack, Oatmeal, Orion, Pesto, Randisious, ReadOut, ReadOutSuper, RedFive, Rochester, Samurai, Scarecrow, Scrawl, ShoeString, ShoeStringRound, SlackScript, SloppyJoe, SmithPremier, Smock, Smoothie, SororityHack, SpaceCowboy, SpillMilk, Sputnikk, StanLee-Bold, StanLee-BoldItalic, StanLee-Regular, Stiltskin, Submarine, Swizzle, TekStencil, Teknobe, Torcho, ToucanGrunge, TwoByFour, Tycho, Typewriter2, TypewriterOldstyle, VeryMerry, Vladimir, WashMe, Watertown-Alternate, Watertown-Black, Watertown-Bold, Watertown, ZipSonik-Italic, ZipSonik, ZipSonikSketch-Italic, ZipSonikSketch.
Font Squirrel carries ElliotSix (simple handwriting), GoodDog (children's hand) and Millennia (squarish). In fact, in 2009-2010, Ethan Dunham became a very active web font persona, offering a commercial web font service, Fontspring, and a free font service, Fontsquirrel.
Fontico is a foundry est. in 2009 in Wallasey, in the north of England by Peter Cubbin (b. Wallasey). Its first font is the grungy aachoo! (2009). In 2010, he made the Comic Sans-style Dabo family, Fabulous Felt Pen, and Each Reflected. Before going commercial, Peter had some free fonts such as Stoobs (2009), a font in which he tried to provide a good alternative for Comic Sans (in his own words). Caballero (2009) is a macho bold sans. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Gábor Kóthay (Fontmunkások) is a Hungarian type designer (b. 1962) who lives in Szeged. Gábor Kóthay's fonts include:
Fontosaurus (est. 1996) has about 75 original giftware fonts by Dan Bailey (b. Minnesota, 1972) from Eagan, MN and now Coon Rapids, MN: Blowfish (2001), Negotiated (2006), GhettoBooty (2003), Laika (2003), Amerinese, Heptathalon, Riffic (2002), XMR (2002), Amerikatakana (2002), Experimenta (2002), Tapdance (2002, a great ultra-high contrast Broadway face), Casual Roman (2002, not free), Casual Roman Capitals (2002, not free), Heater (2001), Crank (2001), Halloweenies (2001), GaramOrbital (2001), Microbial (2001, pixelized), Inception (20USD), Fallen Thyme (a hacker font: letters are overlayed in Chank Diesel's Thymesans), Candycorn Overdose (2001), Statebats (2001), Whackbats (2001), 5by (bitmap font for the Mac), Deadwrong (2001), Alien Artifact (2001), Hoodoo Two (2001), Noonan (2001), YChrome (2001), Martini (2001), DresdenFirestorm (2001), Backlash, Brainwave, Whiplash, BlockheadInsecure, Blockhead, BlockheadSpeedy, CancunSiesta, CitizenDick (double writing), CSDAnorexic, CSDMegabold, CSDNormal, CSDPhattie, Danwriting, Eagan, Ebola Jones (2001), FallenDirty, Fallen, KaffeinePsychosisHeavy, KaffeinePsychosis, LucidityNormal, LuciditySlasher, MankatoHalfwit (outlines), MarsColony, MyFriendPoopa, OralExpulsive, Preternatural, Psychoactives (great!), RadiationBurn, Soviet2002, Starvetica, 989MaxProtect, Ablative (2001), Crackaddict, Harleysville, Juggernaut, LoveBot (a mashed Times Condensed), Packer, Sexypants (reworking of Calligraphic 421), Shadowboxer, Skylab (2000), Arduous, Bewbz, BungholioSurprise, Crotchrot, Numatrix, Oddziab, RonnieRaygun, Rusch (2006), Runningback, 1978NYC, Erg, Exclaim, Gigaton, Grackle, Kiloton, MashedPotatoes, Megaton, Moonbase, Mullet, Pornstar, PornStarAcademy, Scumbucket, SnowCrash (hacker face), Speeddealer, SpringBreak, Statebats.
Fontry West is located in Tulsa, OK. At MyFonts, these Fontry West fonts can be bought: Iron, Toxcons (2008, skulls), WILD1 Firstvision, WILD1 Larra, WILD1 Nobody, WILD1 Ruts, WILD1 Toxia, WILD2 Ghixm, WILD2 Keetoowah (2008). Its type designer is James L. Stirling, who cofounded the Watts, Oklahoma-based design and lettering studio The Fontry in 1992 with Michael Gene Adkins. Born in 1964 in Oklahoma, Stirling codesigned WILD1 Firstvision (1997, techno) and Ironrider and Ironhorse (2008, blackletter faces based on wood types) with Adkins. In 2000, he co-designed the fonts Modern Poster and Modern Roman, based on the lettering of Alf R. Becker, a sign painter from 1932 to 1957. These fonts were published by Agfa-Monotype. Later fonts there include Steel Narrow, Steel Moderne, Chicago Modern. At The Fontry in the early 1990s, he made Klash (comic books style), Peppermint and Peppermint Openface (Southwest influences), Marbles&Strings, and Keetowah. He also made some Greek fonts at The Fontry.
In 2009, James Stirling started a serious digitization program of the art deco fonts of Alf R. Becker (based mostly on his Signs of the Times series), and made ARB 70 Modern Poster, ARB 93 Steel Moderne, ARB 44 Chicago Modern, ARB08ExtremeRomanAUG-32CASNormal (2009; the original is from 1932), and ARB 67 Modern Roman.
The grunge face JLS OverKill Grunge (2009) is free. JLS Smiles (2010) is a family of typefaces consisting of smilies / emoticons. FHA Modernized Ideal Classic (2011, with Michael Gene Adkins) is based on a demonstraton alphabet from Frank H. Atkinson's Atkinson Sign Painting (1908). Typefaces from 2012 include FHA Condensed French (with Michael Gene Adkins), JLS Space X1C (LED style), JLS Space X2C, JLS Space Gothic, JLS Data Gothic.
German foundry, est. 2010 by Michel M and Frank Baranowski (b. Altenmedingen, 1960), and located in Neuenkirchen. Baranowski studied Graphic Design at the Hochschule fuer Bildende Kuenste in Braunschweig, Germany.
Free fonts by Frank Baranowski: Elemenz, Destroya, Alphabutts.
Commercial fonts: Clayborn, Concrete, Dodgy, Funtype, Karoline, Line44, Monumental, MrsBeasley+ (psychedelic), Musical, NewTelegraph (+Arrows), Patchwork, Silverblade, Sputnik (oriental simulation face), Superia, Tambourine, Und4. All faces by Frank Baranowski, except Line44 and Und4. MyFonts link. Some of Baranowski' fonts are released under the label Transkrypt. In 2011, he published New Telegraph Arrows at Fontschmiede.
In 2012, he created Journal 74, a retro font family.
Hans Presto's site about Lettering, Comics, Handwriting, Vintage Steel pen nibs and Calligraphy. Based in Stockholm. It has a subpage about stencil fonts, and includes a small stencil font archive. [Google] [More] ⦿
Francesco Mistico Canovaro
Computer science student at the University of Hamburg, and supporter of open source code software. Creator of the Open Font Library fonts Tomson Talks (2008, comic lettering), Block Stencil (2008), Far Side (2008, sci-fi) and Futhaark hnias (2008, runes), Tomson Talks (2010, handprinted). Aka Skotan. Dark End is a hand-coded SVG font---check the source code to see what can be done with so little! Devian tart link. [Google] [More] ⦿
American cover artist, cartoonist, and hand-letterer for Life magazine in the 1920s and 1930s. Pic. MyFonts link. Typefaces inspired by his work include Fred (2007, Andrew Leman), and Mrs Bathhurst (Nick Curtis, 2001), which was based on a 1916 alphabet by Cooper. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Fredrick M. Nader
In 2010, freefontfan created Dilbert, a free font modeled after the comic by Scott Adams. The font seems to suggest that this is a PDF extract.
New York City foundry, making mostly grungy or cartoony typefaces and dingbats. Partners Peter Girardi and Chris Capuozzo designed current fonts: 291, Alvin, Bild, Diary..., DirtDevil (1995, a T-26 font), Infidel, and KennelDistrict (1995). Cartoon fonts by Gary Panter to be added. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Born in 1974, this Brazilian designer created GFAM Comic (2012) and ImeoKoOl (2012).
Creator of the experimental Almost Sanskrit (2009), Zodiac Nice (2009, astrological symbols), Xilo in Zodiac (2009), Xilo-Cordel-Literature (2009, dingbats), Cordel Circo Mambembe (2010), Inside Issue (2009), Stretched Signature Flex (2009), Action of the time (2009, grunge), the dingbat face Ugly Cars (2010), the grunge face Capitão Galdino (2008), the grunge face Saltpeter-N-Fungus (2010), Texture Road (2010, more grunge), BSB DF 50 (2010, grunge), Fine Serif (2009), and the nice dingbat face Ochent Silibrina (2008).
Fonts made in 2010: Sport 4 Ever (dingbats for Olympic Games), 60sPop (multiline face), DotSpot (dot matrix), IRON H METAL (tattoo, gothic), IngaStoneSigns (stone age glyphs), Ode2PasteUp (handprinted), WideSquare (pixelish), ActionoftheTimeNewUL, BSBDF50, Haus-Sweet-Haus, INSIGHT-ISSUE-NEW, Movie Filmstrip, SquareChalk, Action Of The Time New (grunge), CordelValentine (dingbats), IngaStoneSigns (petroglyphs), SustainableAmazon, VeryDamaged (grunge), ParkTechCG (letters as in wired circuits), kidSWritten, Iron H MetallLight, LaceNice (knitted look), Ode2PasteUp, TextureRoad (grunge).
Fonts from 2011: Booklet Cordel (sketched), Cordel Encarnado, Nuclear Accident (texture face), Noncircular (techno), Old Press (grunge), Old Typography (grunge).
Fonts made in 2012: New Press (condensed sans family, +Eroded), Sketch Wall, Comic Gibi, Own Written, Comica BD (comic book shadow font), Cartoon Relief (a 3d cartoon typeface), Riscada Doodle (scratchy hand), Sketch Nice, Needlework Good (a stitching font), Biscuit Made, Just Skinny, Crazy Style, After Cheret (hand-drawn 3d shadowed outline face), Spots in the mirror, TNT Xplosion, Escrita Toska (curly script), Cordel Movies (moviemaking dingbats), Fine N Tall, Cordel Groteska, From Street Art (free graffiti font), Sketch College (sketched athletic shirt font), Thin Press (grungy vernacular type), Sketch Serif, Relief BD, Maxxi Serif (very heavily slabbed serif face), Semi Cursive Gut, Sketch Coursive (sketch face), Salt Pet Non Eroded, Advanced Architecture, Very Fine Serif (a monoline Egyptian), Sketch Nothing, Freehand Nothing, Shark Attack (curly), Do Doodle, Maybe Pollock (dust texture face), Xilo Prosa (grunge), Thin Design, Amazon Palafita (hand-drawn 3d outline face), Snow Times, Snow Traces, USSR Army (rough army stencil with a Russian feel), Needlework US (stitch font), Old Scribe (Greek lapidary face), Nickel Bumpy, Soviet Style (stencil face), Top Modern (heavy slab serif), Lettering Set New, Carton East, Not Tuned TV (sketch font), Scar Bleed (scary font), Maxxi Dots (texture face, +Shadows), Dots Land Gotika (grungy blackletter), Stefanie Dots (textured letters), Karamuruh (textured caps), Broken Type (grunge: a glaz krak font), Touppeka (a Kafkaesque, tribal or painter's font), Old Dreams (grungy), Bad King (sketched typeface), False 3D (hand-printed 3d outline typeface), True2D, I Wrote All, Resistance Until The End.
Typefaces from 2013: Triatlhon In (sic: a Greek simulation face), Go 2 Old Western (grungy wood type), Old Serif Gut, Press Style (letterpress style typeface), Dust Serif, Thing Press. [Google] [More] ⦿
Garon Rossignol (aka DarkAngelX) (b. 1985) is the MA-based designer of the Final Fantasy Script collection (2005), Triforce (2005), Arwing (2004), Kirby Classic (2004), Super Plumber Bros (Super Mario logo font made in 2004), Diskun (2004), Humanoid Typhoon (2003), the game face Pretendo (2004), and the comic book face Pocket Monsters (2004). In 2005 he created the Pokemon Script Collection (pixel fonts): PokemonFRLG, PokemonPinballGBPartB, PokemonPinballRSPartA, PokemonPinballRSPartB, PokemonPinballRSPartC, PokemonPinballGBPartA, PokemonPuzzleChallengePartB, PokemonPuzzleChallengePartA, PokemonRSPartB, PokemonGB, PokemonRS, PokemonTCGGBPartB, PokemonTCGGBPartA, PokemonUnownGB. [Google] [More] ⦿
Gary David Bouton
Artist and illustrator in Cleveland, OH. Designer of the blueprint /comic book all caps typeface Vranic Hand (2013).
(Dead link.) Foundry est. 2008 in Brest, France, by two brothers, one of them being Yves Patinec (Roubaix). Their fonts: Urqinoa (2008, sans), Roundabats (2008), Neborg Sans (2008, organic and techno), Oxea (2008, organic), Abalys (organic sans family), Korsen (techno), Consortium (Roman all caps titling family), Veeko, Veeko Wide (informal and organic), Bellila (mini-serifed) and Luvtoner (sales sign script). Barobats and Practicitymap were in the works. MyFonts link. Very soon after the start, we read this allegation of cloning: Urqinoa is identical to Logotypia Pro (by Ralf Herrmann), and Korsen seems like a clone of Aura (by E-lan Ronen, T26, 1998). About a week after the typophiles discussed the cloning case, Gasoligne disappared from the radar. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
J.F.Y. Daniel Gauthier (GautFonts) was born in Montreal in 1964, and lives in Hamilton, Ontario. His fonts from 2005 and before include BarrelOfMonkeys, ChainFontOpen, ChangChang, ChangChangWoodcut, DirtyDarren, FireStarter, GriffinDucks, Jenna Myles, LollipopLettering, Lymphnodes, PooCorny, PooSmooth, Quake3ArenaBats (scanbats), SapphireSativa (2005), ZappaBats, Judas Priest (2004), Caviar Rancid (2004), BackPage (2003), BatFont (2003), MagicCatalog (2003), Samdan (2003), The One Ring (2003), The 3 Stooges (2003), Yahoo Font (2003), BikerBones, CBGBFont, Cortesia, DryGulchBlack, DryGulchOpen, FlyLegs, Frank, MissingLink, PotLand, Punk, SheCreature, SweetLeaf, ThaiPedicure, TypoNegative, VectorBlack, VoodooDollLetters, VoodooDolls, VoodooDollsPinned, ZappaBats, Griffin (2002), GriffinBold (2002), HeadHunter (2002), Montezuma (2002), MontezumaAncient (2002), MrBubbleFont (2002), PhoenixOne (2002), PhoenixTwo (2002), Spliffs (2002), SteelTown (2002), TattooLettering Black (2002), TattooLettering Open (2002), VladDraculBats (2002), Beatnik Hayseed (2002), ChangChang (2002, oriental lookalike), Crumb (2002), GearBox (2002), Happening (2002), LogFont (2002), Piranha (2002), Sardines (2002), Tilt-A-Whirl (2002), ChineseWatchShop (2002), DickVanDyke (2002), Göt (2002), KamikazeBats (2002), Springfield Tablets, AlphabetFridgeMagnets, Beethoven, BeethovenRough, BeethovenRougher, Bicycle (outlined), BicycleFancy, BoobToob, Burris (Old West font), BurrisGhostTown, BurrisShootOut, CBGB (pearly letters), Chain Font Black, CheapSign, ChickenFarm, CornFed, CrappyDan, CrappyDanLowercase, DimWitGauche, DimWitRight, Eastwood, FantasticFont, Fear, FearlessVampireKillers, FeltCrappyDan, FrootStand, GassyGaut, GauFontExposition (trilined), Gauts, GautsMotelLowerLeft, GautsMotelLowerRight, GautsMotelUpperLeft, GautsMotelUpperRight, Gearbox (geary alphading face), Göt (blackletter), HoaryGaut, Houdini, IncantationOne, IncantationTwo, IrwinAllen, JackOLantern, Jagged, JoeJack, KathleenLowercase, KathleenUppercase, KentuckyFriedFont, KentuckyFriedChickenFont (2004, signage), LeadType, LeadTypeBoldInked, MadScience, Moscoso (morphed Western titling font, psychedelic), OogieBoogie, OrganDonorGuts, OrganDonorSkin, PinkCandyPopcornFont, PooCorny, PooSmooth, Potland (marihuana alphadings), Punk, RapaNuiLetters, RapaNuiMoaiBats, RapaNuiMoaiFont, RedStar (2004, pretty handwriting based on the pen of Linda Cappel), RedStarBold, RockFont (Flintsones font?), Sasquatch, Sea Creature, Shaman, ShermlockMadstyle, ShermlockSolid, Shock, ShockThick, SpookyMagic, StagTickets, StartlingFont, TattooParlour (2004, scanbats), ToOsamaLoveGeorge, TypewriterKeys, Vector, WebPress, WebPressBold, Weird, WereWolf, ZootAllures. He has some comic book fonts, some dingbats, and several fonts around the theme of magic.
Montrealer who designed ITC Redonda (1998, an upright ronde script), Baylac (a psychedlic font fdirst done at at Agfa, and then at ITC) and the Comic Strip family. Planned are the calligraphic font Herald (for Font Bureau), the protest font Infamy, and Robin Hood. He created the following Agfa Creative Alliance fonts: Evita (1998, now an ITC font: an organic roundisch script), Baylac, Link, Lineale, Iona, Marnie and Toots (1997, based on calligraphy by Villu Toots). He designed the great calligraphic font Scrivener in 2000 (I guess the Herald project at Font Bureau must be dead then).
George Edward Purdy
American designer, b. Rockville Centre, NY, 1950. George Ryan held senior positions at Linotype and Bitstream since 1979, where he has been involved in the production of over 2500 fonts. In 2004, Ryan joined Agfa Monotype. Creator of these typefaces:
German Donaldist Society (D.O.N.A.L.D.)
The free Carl Barks Script (1998), an all caps bold comic book font that covers Greek as well, was originally made by the German Donaldist Society. In 1998, it was extended by Thomas Pryds Lauritsen of the Danish Donaldist Society. [Google] [More] ⦿
Gilles Le Corre
GLC --- Gilles Le Corre
French painter born in Nantes in 1950, who lives in Talmont St Hilaire. His fonts include 2010 Cancellaresca Recens (inspired by a chancery type of Francisco Lucas from the late 16th century), 2009 Handymade (comic book style), 2009 Lollipop (chancery style), 2009 GLC Plantin, 2009 Primitive (2009, a rough-edged roman script), 2008 Script 2 (2008), GLC Ornaments One (2008) and 2008 Xmas Fantasy (2008: blackletter). In 2008, he started GLC -- Gilles Le Corre and became commercial. He is best known for his historic revivals:
Pencil artist from Norman, OK (b. 1984) who designed the curly face GloriaNumberOne (2004), the handprinted face March Nouveau (2006), Descenders (2006, art nouveau face), April Nouveau (2006), Jaws of Life (2006, artsy billboard face), Konnectors (2006), Rebubbled (2006), Eggheadz (2006), Untitled Comic Font (2006, contains Cyrillic characters), Hexangular (2006), Gloriental (2006, oriental simulation), ApplePear (2009) and Gloria's Hand 1 (2005). Alternate URL. [Google] [More] ⦿
Brazilian illustrator and cartoonist in Belo Horizonte. With the help of Paulo W (Intellecta Design), his alphabets became funny digital cartoon-inspired and handprinted digital fonts in 2007: GP I Am A Worm, GP Leonardo, GP Estanho (sketch font), GP Casual Script, GP Insinue, GP Recycling. Dysiu Boo (2007) is a cartoony dingbat font. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Designers of some free fonts. Raul Andres Perez Canseco (b. 1967) lives in Oaxaca, Mexico.
He created the Mexican-look poster font Talacha (2007), Bioliquid (2012), Square Kids (2011, white on black), Chamaco (2011, facial dingbats), Buen Chico (2011, funny dingbats), Chango Marango (2011, curly), Fayuca (comic book face), Andrea Karime (2010, a bouncy comic book style face), Appo Paint (2009), Dibujosenlinea (2007, dingbats), Aracnoide (2009, scary handwriting), Maropawi Club (2002, groovy), LCD, LCD Phone (2006, dot matrix), Overload (2011, poster font), Spider Gotic (2004), Fenix Header (2002), Corporea (2005).
Typefaces from 2012 include Efitype Reversed, Biosolid, Bioliquid and Aria Solid.
Prolific Australian type designer who originally created many freeware/shareware typefaces, but has recently begun asking money for some of his fonts. He lives in Clayton, South Melbourne. He has been associated with all of these labels:
Designer of free grunge, signpainting or comic book style faces: Grantcookyfont, Granterodedfont, Grantmessyfont, Grantscrapfont, grant_solidsober. All fonts were made in 2008. Grant is from Tongue in the north of Scotland, but moved to Innsbruck, Austria. [Google] [More] ⦿
Free Latin fonts: Nationalyze-ALP, Snow Dream, Lumine Sign, Pollyanna, Quick Express and Milky Well, designed by Kotaro Hatano. Find also the katakana fonts Orange Ade, Happy Frame, Panda Chang Bold, Technopolish, Fancy Balloons, CandyStore, LivingToys, Nekoyanagi, Commercial Break, Citrus Fruits, Nationalyze, NatsuMikan, and Lovely Capsules. Font Pavilion also sells his Fancy Balloons (romaji, katakana for comics).
Greater Albion Typefounders (or: GATF)
Paul J. Lloyd's typefoundry in Western Australia, est. 2008. Lloyd (b. UK) made over 100 free truetype fonts before that. He writes: What we will offer is new designs, replete with Edwardian Fun, Victorian distinction, or any other piece of elegance we can manage.
Edwardian creations from 2008-2010: Ark Wright (traditional shop signage), Adantine, Goldbarre, Brosse, Crewekerne, Crewekerne Magna and Crewekerne Magister (arts and crafts face), Larchmont, Brissard, Brossard (slab serif), Bonavia, Bonavia Blanc, Clementhorpe, Veneribe, Chiara Script, Howlett, Svengali Roman, Bonning and Bonnington (1920's style families with ideas from University Roman), Absinette, Bamberforth, Tumbletype, Vertrina, Bromwich, Great Bromwich, Fleete, Helenium. Chipping emulates the Edwardian 1920s. In 2012, he added the Bolton Commercial family (late Edwardian, early art nouveau).
Art deco faces: Oakland (2011, multiline face gleaned from a 1930s French car ad), Zenia (2010, trilined), Plebe (Plebia, 2008: a grotesk emulating the 1930s), Whitehaven (2008, an extensive art deco family with several shadow weights), Merry Fleurons (2008, Christmas ornament dingbats), Braxia (2008), Keynsia (fifties style art deco family with Peignot influences).
Other faces: Haymer is a large sans family made in 2010. Clunic (2008) is a blackletter face. Tectura (2008) is a handwriting font. Eldridge is a slab serif family. Aliqua (2009), Chipperly (2009) and Syondola (2009) are Wild West families. Terazza Tilings (2009) and Valentine's Fleurons (2009) are dingbat faces. Additions in 2009 include Lowndes (soft blackletter), Christmas Fleurons, Merry Snowmen, Cherritt (described as a Victorian era Courier), DoodleBirds, Halloween Fleurons, ButtonFaces, Sabio (neither slab nor sans), Daub (brush graffiti font), Sabinard (a modern swash face), Cullions (futuristic blackletter), Coronard (blackletter / roman hybrid), Easter Fleurons, Chapter Initials, Paveline (19th century calligraphic script), Mellin Sans and Open, Gildersleeve (evoking the 1920s Arts and Crafts movement), Stannard (a 1920's advertising inspired small caps face), Slattery (a horizontally shaded fun face), Slatterine (2009, more retro futurism), Spillsbury (2010, Victorian family), Cirflex (2010, geometric display face based on arcs of circles), Oxonia (2010, a classic roman family) and Vectis (classic Roman elegance, another small caps face).
Creations in 2010: Windevere, Albion's White Christmas, Paragon (a great didone display family with a wood type feel), Compton (slab serif family), Mexborough, Morover (Schwabacher family), Anavio (a classical roman family), Corvone (3d-effect font), Granville (Victorian), Corton (Victorian), Wellingborough (Victorian), Worthing (Victorian), Ark Wright (traditional shop signage), Bonaventure (art nouveau), Federal Streamliner (1950s feel techno face), Deva (classical roman), Crucis Ornaments (crosses), Bronzino (a roman with Arts and Crafts roots), Bertoni (2010, a didone family), Pardon Me Boy (train dingbats), Woodruff (Open Face fonts with a wood type look), Jonquin (based on a WWI poster; +Incised), Luscombe (1920s display family; +Parva), Movella (futuristic from the 1950s), Magdalena Sans (2010: a clear monoline sans), Endymion (2010: Tuscan), Paget (a Tuscan experimental all caps face), Portello (Victorian).
Typefaces made in 2011: Admiral (art nouveau), Tuscaloosa (Tuscan face), Eccles (bombastic Victorian), Wolverhampton (pre-Victorian), Doncaster (Victorian family), Metropole (art nouveau family), Corsham (stone engraved lettering family), Leibix (casual), Albia Nova (an elegant futuristic organic face), Flapper (art nouveau face), Bertolessi (curly Victorian), Tulk's Victorian Banner (all caps banner face), Fitzgerald (Victorian all caps face), Cleveden (Victorian headline family), Spargo (an extensive set of early 20th century-look engraved faces for official documents and securities), Bettendorf (2011, based on a 1900s masthead typeface), Wolvercote (2011, similar to Bettendorf), Pittsburgh (2011, a Western-style engraved face), Chubbly (2011), Portmeirion No. 6 (2011, a Victorian / circus design), Bronzetti (2011; images: i, ii, iii, iv, v, vi), Sophie J (hanprinted), Dem Bones (2011, glyphs made from bones), Stout (2011), Birmingham New Street (a Victorian family inspired by the hand lettered title on a 19th century railway map), Beckinslade (ornamental blackletter).
Production in 2012: Alfere Sans Stripes, Albion's Americana (Western stars and stripes face), Tudor Perpendicular (blackletter), Amici (rounded headline face), Amie (rounded sans), Wolverton Text (Edwardian family), Vinea (10-style display family), Par Avion (retro futuristic), AstroBats (retro sci-fi dingbats), Beeching (+Shadowed), Gondolieri (didone meets Tuscan), Penrose Slabserif (an Escher-like trompe l'oeuil 3d face), Haldane (art nouveau, Arabic look), Solidarius (chubby, fat felt-tip pen font), Bluebottle (angular display face), Merrivale (Victorian), Future Runes (runic simulation), Coliseo, Alfrere Sans (inspired by a 1950s television caption style), Tectura II (Lloyd's answer to Comic Sans), Secombe (Edwardian caps family), Milligan, London Court (Tudor-era caps family).
Typefaces from 2013: Belle Jardin (art deco marquee face), Lavery (Edwardian), Baldione (a stylized didone), Chequers (a vintage poster face), Turvy Topsy (fat finger face), Merrivaux (faux medieval), Blout (German expressionist typeface), Easter Egg Letters, Isometrica (a banner typeface family), Valentine's Letters, Imperial Granum (roman titling face), Brollo (chunky display face).
Foundry, est. 2006, by Kyle Jones, a graphic designer from Brentwood, TN. Their fonts include Milkman (2006, comic book lettering), a perky all-caps sans display face with comic book overtones, discussed here (2006). Another comic book face is here. And even his fifties-style connected script face (2006) has comic book written all over it. Still in the same style is this connected script face (2007) and this advertising face called WIP (2007, an angular script face). Ampersand (2010) has just that, a collection of ampersands.
Hackberry Font Foundry (Was: NuevoDeco Typography, or: Bergsland Design)
In 2009, Hackberry Font Foundry grew out of NuevoDeco Typography, which in turn was a commercial foundry that formed part of Bergsland Design located in Las Lunas, NM and run by David Bergsland (b. 1944, Buffalo, NY), a 1971 graduate of the University of Minnesota. The newest address is in Mankato, MN. Identifont link. Author of Practical Font Design: 2nd Edition: Rewritten for FontLab 5. Klingspor link. His fonts:
Born in 1980 in Saarbrücken, and a recent graduate at HBK Saar. Working as a designer for the town of Saarbrücken. Somehow associated with Kiosk Type in Berlin, where she created these typefaces: Drückerei (2008, grunge), Rex Mundi (2008), Ghana Signpainters Divine Healer (2008), Wüste Fraktale (2008, a pixel blackletter), Ghana Signpainters Safari (2008), Ghana Signpainters Cocktail (2008, comic book and ad style), Black Frituur (2008, blackletter), Steelcut (2008, slab serif based on Woodcut). [Google] [More] ⦿
Commercial foundry, est. 2007 in Burlington, VT, by Alec Julien (b. 1965). Fonts sold through MyFonts include Doctor Cyclops (2009), Grundlagen (2009, retro display sans), I Am A Bird (2009), Yacht (2009, a 1930s movie poster style family), Predicate (+Rounded) (2008, sans), Steel Sedan (2008, a condensed slab serif family), Monumint (2008, comic book style), Aerohop (2008, a sans family), Chittenden (2008, an artsy blackboard math style face), Rany (2008, handprinted), Ashbery (2008, Asian jungle look stick font), Banyan (2007, brush face with a jungle look), Loge (2007, a high-contrast sans), Joules (2007, handprinted family, whose development is described here), Tara (2007, a jungle-look face), Sinn (2007), Set Theory (2007), Bad Marker (2007), Counterfact (2007), Sharp Nine (2007), Good Robot (2007), Groovin Up Slowly (2007), Fractal Caps (2007), Classy Diner (2007), Anthem (2007), Zooey (2007), Imagination Theory (2007), 89 (2007), Skrawl (2007), Zerega (2007), AJ Hand (2007), Scandal (2008), Zone 52 (2008, techno), Gno (2008, techno), Gno Serif (2008), Abbott (2008, a cool handprinted script). Most of these fonts resulted from drawing or doodling experiments.
Free fonts: Lavoisier (2009, sans), Skritch (2008, handwriting), Geekium (2008, a math symbols font based on Gentium), 36 Dots (dot matrix face), Teacher Sez (2007, blackboard script). Devian Tart carries these free fonts/demos: Skritch, Rany, Teacher Sez, Steel Jalopy (2008, based on Steel Sedan), Insolent (2009), I Am A Bird (2009, slab serif family), Myrna (2009). Lavoisier (2009) is a free monoline font, later cyrillicized by Sergey Tkachenko. Working on Modus (2009).
Additions in 2010: Lockwood (a strong all-caps sans display face), m7 (a slab serif typewriter face), Blues Vity (condensed display face), m13 (fat slab serif), Mineola, Hunk (fat all-caps display face).
Creations from 2011: Zurdo (handprinted).
Typefaces from 2012: Shockproof (a tall display face).
Typefaces from 2013: Arcation (techno).
Hannes von Döhren
Hanoded is the foundry (est. 2010) of Dutch designer and photographer David Kerkhoff, b. Epe, 1969. In its first year, Hanoded was a free font outfit specializing in handwriting and handprinted faces. Its creations could be seen at Dafont, Abstract Fonts and Fontspace. Klingspor link.
In 2011, he went partially commercial via MyFonts. His typefaces became more diversified and are quite stunning at times:
German type designer, b. 1980, Frankfurt. He runs a design studio in Frankfurt. Ciseaux Matisse (2010) is a counterless handprinted all-caps face which is based on paper cut-outs. Zebramatic (2010) is a striped caps face. In 2010, he made Sevigny (an experimental face based on threads), Speech Bubbles, and the fun poster face Whimsical Musical.
Fonts made in 2011 include Cute Letters (curly, handprinted Valentine's Day pair of faces: Hearted and Heartless), Prince Charming, Princess Charming (doodly Valentine's Day face), Conversation Hearts (alphading face), Capital Love (an alphading face with hearts), and Unchain My Heart (Valentine's Day alphading face).
In 2012, he created the calligraphic connected script typeface Conspired Lovers and the seven-font set Light Hearted (which was inspired by a recording of Jean Baudrillard entitled Die Macht der Verführung (2006).
Harold Lohner was born in upstate New York in 1958. He received an MFA in printmaking from the University at Albany and is Professor of Visual Arts at Sage College of Albany. He began making fonts in 1997 and starting distributing them the next year through Harold's Fonts. He lives in Albany, NY, with his partner, Al Martino. Originally, most of his typefaces were freeware or shareware, but gradually, he started selling most on his site or via FontBros. His typefaces:
UK's Tom Oldfield (b. Yorkshire) designed some free fonts and a few commercial ones: Bokken, Creole, Dimbaza, Extrema, Gasoline, Quorn, Litany, Whiplash, Hombre BT (2004, a sketched face done at Bitstream), Jerk Chicken BT (2007, blotty handwriting), Nostromo, Reaper BT Roman (2002, a font for cemeteries) and Chicken BT.
150 UK pound custom font making service.
In 2005, he reorganized things, and his catalog is as follows. Freeware fonts include Blotto, Incised, Chunk, JustFiveMins, all destructionist faces. Shareware faces: Shrivel, Shrapnel, Mello (stencil), Rabid. Commercial faces:
Honey and Death
Honey and Death offers free fonts designed by Mitsutoshi Nobusawa: The list: BlackoronAlp (2003), BlackoronKat, BlindfaithB (2003, experimental), BlindfaithBO, BlindfaithL, BlindfaithLO, BlindfaithO, BlindfaithR, BlindfaithRB, BlindfaithRBO, BlindfaithRL, BlindfaithRLO, BlindfaithRO, BlindfaithRR, ConnectlinePlains (2003, upright connected script), ConnectlineRail, ConnectlineSta, Constellation (2003, a planar graph), CooberBlackKat (2004, named after Cooper Black), CooberBlackOblKat, Dotline (2007, dotted line face), DotlineBold, DotlineHeavy, DotlineKat, DotlineLight, FatfontInline (2004, psychedelic), FatfontOutline, FatfontSolid, GalaxyfaceAno (2003, experimental), GalaxyfaceHirAno, GalaxyfaceHirReg, GalaxyfaceKatAno, GalaxyfaceKatReg, GalaxyfaceReg, Griffinize (2003), HoneycombOut (hexagonal), HoneycombReg (2004), HoneycombSol, Ironbeadsfont (2005), Judaslike (2006), JudaslikeBegin, JudaslikeEnd, Keymaps (2004, a dot font), KnitfontA (2005), KnitfontB, LayerfaceOutline (2003, comic book style), LayerfaceSolid, LayerfaceUnion, Lightningvolt (2005), Lovedrops (2004), MakestencilAlp (2004), MechamaruAlp (2006), MechamaruKat, Paddleface (2003, Western), RyusenHir (2003), RyusenKat, Saigi, SeizaHir (2003), SeizaKat, Skateandfont (2003), Spacy (2003, letters made of bubbles), Sparkling (2003, another planar graph), Strongcil (2003, octagonal stencil), TansanHir (2003), TansanKat, TapefontAlp (2004), TapefontAlt, TapefontKat, Westerner (2006, Western face), Zigzag (2003). Direct download of the type 1 fonts and the truetype fonts. Fontspace link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Rina Miele (Honey Design, Sleepy Hollow, NY) is a web designer and art director. She created Pug (2010, free here), Razor Blade (2010, futuristic), Untitled Fat Font (2010), Honey Hand (2010), and Honeyfit 250 (2010, octagonal). She also made the iFontmaker font Cloud Doodle (2010). She sells through I am a design whore. [Google] [More] ⦿
Trafton (b. New York, 1897, d. 1964 or 1946) spent most of his life in New York as an artist, teacher and designer. At the Bauersche Giesserei, he created typefaces such as:
Dan X. Solo has made a version of Trafton Script at Dover. That script font is called Quick in Germany and Etoile in France.
Anton Scholtz's Pacific Script (2011) is also inspired by one of Trafton's alphabets.
German über-type designer (b. 1965, Memmingen) who studied graphic design in Augsburg (Germany) and Preston (England). His degree project dealt with the history of the italic type of the renaissance and the relationship between roman and italic. In 1998 he moved to London to work for Henrion, Ludlow and Schmidt in corporate branding. He worked at one point for Frank Magazine in London. Today Hubert Jocham is a freelance designer located once again in Memmingen, Germany. He develops brandmarks and logotypes for leading brand agencies like Interbrand, Landor, Enterprise and Futurbrand. He designs text and headline systems for international magazines like GQ London, Vogue Moscow, Vogue France (2010), Vogue Turkey, L'Officiel Paris, and New York and German publishers like Milchstraße and Gruner&Jahr. He is responsible for the corporate type of Bally in Switzerland, the Kunsthaus Graz and Agfa Photo. He set up Hubert Jocham Type in 2007. MyFonts link. FontShop link. His typefaces:
Hung Lan Art Design
Free fonts by Vietnamese cartoon artist Nguyen Hung Lan (b. 1956, HoChiMin City) include the brush and handwriting typefaces VNI-Comicbook, VNI-Matisse, VNI-BriquetNormal, VNI-Disney-Normal, VNI-Diudang, VNI-Nhatban, VNI-Baybuom-Normal, VNI-Truck, VNI-Yahoo, VNI-Thanhcao, VNI-Thufap2-Normal, VNI-Thufap3, VNI-Thufapfan-Normal, VNI-Viettay-Normal, VNI-Butlong, VNI-HLThuphap (Treefrog style face), VNI-Netbut, VNI-Thufap1, VNI-Whimsy, VNI-OngDoHL. These faces include some real beauties, such as VNI-HLThuphap, VNI-OngDoHL, VNI-Thufap1, VNI-Thufap2-Normal, and VNI-Thufapfan-Normal.
At the end of 2004, I found these downloadable faces: HLButlatre, HLButlong, HLBrush1BK, HLBrush2BK, HLBrush3BK, HLComicBoom, HLComic2, HLFantasy1, HLFantasy2, HLFantasy3, HLFreewrite, HLGiotmuc, HLHoamy, HLNhenhang, HLSlapstickComic, HLDongian, HLThanhcao, HLThuphap1BK, HLThuphap2BK, HLThuphap3BK, HLThuphap4BK, HLVungchac. Many are extensions and Vietnamizations of existing faces. His fonts are for dual use in Latin and Vietnamese.
Type connoisseurs on a private forum wrote: The 3 Brushes are Ruach, Smudger and Spring. MyFonts (WhatTheFont) didn't give me any match for the other scripts (Butlater, Butlong, Netbutlong and Netco). Nhenhang is Pristina and Thanhcao is Fontdinerdotcom. I didn't find matches for Dongian, Giotmuc and Vungchac. [...] Even Scriptina is in there.
Hannes von Döhren (b. 1979, Berlin) is a Berlin-based designer (b. 1979). His foundry is HVD Fonts. He started out with free handwriting and grunge fonts such as HVD Comic Serif Pro (2009, an alternative to Comic Sans, according to HVD), The Subway Types (2009, a graffiti family: Shik (New York), Deon (Paris) and Etan (Berlin) came together to show the typical tag styles of their respective metropolitan areas. The fonts were digitized, spaced, kerned and programmed by Hannes von Döhren).
Later he went commercial, first at T-26, and then under his own label, HVD Fonts. His typefaces: Shelton (2008, T-26), HVD Peace (2008, an army stencil font), HVD Comic Serif (2007, a serifed spoof on Comic Sans), HVD Rowdy (2007), HVDSpencils-Block (2007, stencil), HVDSpencils (2007, stencil), HVD Steinzeit (2005), HVD Edding 780, HVD Rawcut (2005), HVD Age 11 (2006), HVD Shelton (2008, T-26: wood type grunge), HVD Bodedo (2009, potato-Bodoni lettering), Quench Pro (2008, Linotype), HVD Peace (2008), and HVD Poster (2006, grunge).
Typefaces made in 2009: Grandma (great handprinted style---move over, Comic Sans), Christmas Dingbats, ITC Chino (a soft-edged signage and sans family, done with Livius Dietzel), Klint (sans family, +Rounded), Brevia (a soft sans in seven styles), Cowboyslang (a Western slab serif family), Embryo (superblack), Embryo Open, and Opal, a classy old style text family with tall ascenders. Bumper (2009) is an ultra-black sans family.
Typefaces from 2010: FF Basic Gothic (a grotesk family done with Livius Dietzel), Reklame Script, Shelton (grunge), Blow Up is a fat balloon font. His masterpiece of 2010 and perhaps of his career thus far is the Brandon Grotesque family that relives the 20s and 30s. [A year after I wrote the previous sentence, Brandon Grotesque won an award at TDC2 2011, and all during 2011, it was the most sold face at MyFonts.] Livory (2010, with Livius Dietzel) is a rounded serif type family of four fonts influenced by the French Renaissance Antiquas from the 16th century.
Production in 2011: Brix Slab and Brix Slab Condensed (24 styles in all, done with Livius Dietzel), Pluto (16-style semi-scriptish sans family, +Italics), Cheap Pine (a wood type caps family), Supria Sans (free web font family; +Black). Together with Supra sans Condensed, this 36-style family is a basic sans workhorse. It won an award at TDC2 2011.
Typefaces from 2013: Mikado (signage family for games, food and advertising with a lot of genetic material from Brandon Grotesque: Mikado Bold Demo is free), Brandon Text (similar to, but with a higher x-height and more rounded corners than Brandon Grotesque, it is more appropriate for long texts and small print).
Free comic book fonts HyattArtDotCom10 and SpawnFont, created by David Hyatt. PC and Mac, type 1 and truetype. Free to mailing list members: Darkspawn, RebirthMania, Eazy Comix, Klomics, KungFuComic (2001), Backarackattack, SpangledMast (2001, patriotic font), Nanu-Nanu (2002). [Google] [More] ⦿
Original fonts, mostly katakana and hiragana, but also some Latin alphabets. Some pixel and manga fonts, but overwhelmingly, this collection is techno. The font names: ArabiaConsole (2002), ArtificialSatellite, AstroN, AstroT, BiscuitBank, Cocoon, ComBattler, CyborgClassic, DanceMixN, DanceMixR, Discotic, DragonBird, EosE, EosK, FatManLite, FirstGundam, FuwafuwaFururuHS, FuwafuwaFururuHW, FuwafuwaFururuKS, FuwafuwaFururuKW, GalaxyI, GalaxyN (2002, pixel font), HappyChicken, Hearts (parts one and two), HyperLalabellEI, HyperLalabellEN, HyperLalabellJI, HyperLalabellJN, Ideon, JointBump, Jojomix, KoukakuE (2002, pixel font), KoukakuJ, MacrossE (2002, pixel font), MacrossJ, MechaPlate, MobileSuit, Potted, PrePrePretty, Raideen, Robodatch, ShortPart, SpaceResortLite, Sunplaza, SuperLovelyI, SuperLovelyN, TechBonR, TechBonS, TechnoBrush, Thoroughbred, TrigunMaximumE, TrigunMaximumJ, TumblinDiceE (dice: note that there are errors in the dice!), TumblinDiceJ, Vifam, VitaminTabletE, VitaminTabletJ, Xanadu (2000, pixel font), Zambot J Lite. [Google] [More] ⦿
Ian and Tavish Stone
Born in Philadelphia and a resident of Texas, Dan Zadorozny's creations at Iconian. He is a prolific type designer who specializes in techno and sci-fi typefaces. Dafont link. Fontsy link. Abstract Fonts link. Font Squirrel link. His fonts in alphabetical order:
Samuel Park's freeware fonts at Ideal Fonts include Bauer, ChiquitaNormal, ChiquitaOutlined, CoverseAllstars, CoverseAllstars, DieHundNormal, FeuerfesteNormal, FeuerfesteOutlineNormal, FreakoutGobananasNormal, Grungerocker, HyundaiNormal (2000, techno), LinasHandbold, LunchtimeNormal, MyPuma (badsed on the brand's lettering), MyPumaOblique, MyPumaObliqueOutlined, MyPumaOutlined, ParkNormal, PingPong, RubbedNormal, RussianQualityNormal, Samuelshandbold, SnickersNormal, SnickersStraightNormal, SomesStyleBold, SomesStyleStraightoutofSweden, Superfly2001Heavy, Superfly2001Normal, Supreme, Swatchit (a monoline geometric face based on the lattering of the Swatch watches), SwedenFunkis, Whattimeisit. Not for downloading: Arne Rough, Fighte Clubmember, Scream, Idas Hand, Boeing, Corel, Disney Toontalk, Looptroop, Nesticle, Party's International, PlayStation, Pluto, Supersciengraffiticult. The graffiti fonts SomesStyleBold and SomesStyleStraightoutofSweden (2000) are based on letters designed by Micke Stenius (Leksand, Sweden).
idfont (was: Inoue Design)
Inoue Design (idfont) is Inoue Masaru's Japanese foundry: there are about 30 original kana fonts, often of the comic book style. They are named Kaiseki (2003), Kaifu2 (2003) and Kaifu3 (2003). Other fonts: Kairyu (full kanji font), Kai (kanji font), Kaiseki (kanji font). Kairyua and the kanji fonts have a good representation of Latin, Cyrillic and other characters. The full list of font names: Kaifu2 (2003, thin Latin letters), Kaifu3 (2003, thin Latin letters), kairyu1 (2003, thick roman letters, full kana and kanji set), kairyu3 (2003, thick roman letters, full kana and kanji set), kaiseki, kana001, kana001p, kana002, kana002p, kana003, kana003p, kana004, kana004p, kana005, kana005p, kana006, kana006p, kana007, kana007p, kana008, kana008p, kana009, kana009p, kana010, kana010p, kana011, kana011p, kana012, kana012p, kana013, kana013p, kana014, kana014p, kana015, kana015p, kana016, kana016p, kana017, kana018, kana018p, kana019, kana019p, kana020, kana020p, kana021, kana021p, kana022, kana022p, kana023, kana023p, kana024, kana024p, kana025, kana025p, kana026, kana026p, kana027, kana027p, kana028, kana028p, kana029, kana029P. Alternate URL. People are saying good things about his hairline sans id-Kaze2OT-Light. [Google] [More] ⦿
Israeli designer (b. 1986) of Kitbiya Amerikaya (2006), an organic grunge jungle face created for the Sterna 2395 comic book series, and Chronicles of Arkmar (2008) and Hebrew Chronicles (2008). Alternate URL. In 2010, he made the Groovy cursive Hebrew font. [Google] [More] ⦿
Frenchman (b. 1957) who started making fonts in 2010, after a career in illustration, comics, and video games. In 2010, he created the free fonts BabyJo (pixel face), Bayday, Chrom (beveled face), LaPresse (grunge), Muffaroo, Poppy, Poppydot, Spacecard, Strokewith, Strokeless, ToonLand (comic book lettering), ToonLandBlack, ToonLandShad, TrashToys (grunge), WorldColors (3d face).
In 2011, he published Francobelge (comic book face), Freepress (grunge), Gamix (Western titling face), Inmyroom (dingbats), Majestrick (calligraphic), Onomatopaf (comic book dings), Outerzone, OuterzoneB, Starz (dingbats), Stenstreet (grunge), Tram, Tramix (texture face), TrashToys02, War-Lettersn, Mixagex, Massive Dynamite (grunge), Not Well (grunge), Actu, Blck, Gling (texture face), HeRioz (silhouettes), Brightoon (cartoonish brush face), Muzo (ink spill face), Sharpy, Space Shop (dingbats), Pulp Dance (handprinted), Essef (art deco), Retro Sign (grunge), Labo (grunge), Exhausted, Komikoz, Puzzled, Toonimals (dings), Penstriped (sketch face), Cashier (grungy), Dan Hand, Hardwell (grungy caps), Colleged (athletic lettering), Goodjean (jeans texture face), Seaside Things (dingbats), Real Tek (techno), Zou (3d handprinted caps), Painter, Border Line (grunge), Handout (grunge), Tract (grunge), Pulpatone (grunge), Logos I Love, Pal Antic (chancery hand), Twent (fat rounded display face), DoodFlow (dingbats), Afro Add (texture face), Crump (grunge), Big White, Dark Room (grunge), Manifesto (grunge), Tacketil (a FontStruct font), Otto Land (sketch face), Over (outline face), Under (brush dings), Baskertown (grunge), Nursery Tale, Panic (texture face), BlackNDot (ink spill face), Beyond (striped display face), Advert, Car Crash (grunge), Heartz, Starsteel, Smart Faces, Blackflag (a brushed blackletter), Dock 51 (grungy stencil), Lead (3d face).
Further 2011 faces: Poptivi, Shadow Mole, Super Modern Black.
Faces from 2012: Remanence, Winter Days (dingbats), Nowharehouse (grunge), Snuff (grunge), Cup of Tea (3d shadow face), Talk of the wall.
Typefaces from 2012: Egirlz (dingbats), Art Post (white on black poster lettering), Volutes (copperplate calligraphic script), From me 2 you (curly script), PS I Love You, Kolossal (caps only), Kraash, Alexandre (3d engraved headline face), Monstres de poche (dingbats), Alternate (grunge), Warning, Dreams (brush face), Headline Crack, Bump Pad (textured typeface), Carton (grungy white-on-black stencil face), Maybe maybe Not, Frames n Riboons (sic), Blackboard (sketched face), Logotronik (a 3d techno face), Big Bad Dogs (dingbats), Libre Expression (engraved copperplate typeface), Mecagothix (textured blackletter face), Destroy, Destroy Helpers, Buy More, Things we said (curly face), Lost Saloon (Tuscan), Salon de Coiffure (beveled), Brighton Pier (grunge), Motel Vacancy (grunge), Bates Shower (dripping blood typeface), Venus Furs (texture typeface), Showmen, True Men Tattoos (dingbats), Quicker (sketch font), Romanum Est (grungy Trajan face), Also (scratchy letters), Lazy Day (3d font), Pusher, Hard Dumb, The Idiot, Overflowing (grunge), Fast Foont (sketched), Melange (grunge), Jumbo Parade (circus font), Happy Monsters, Zozox (experimental), Magic Sound (packaging typeface), Arena Mascaras (dingbats), Top View (3d face), Flagadoum, Last King Quest, Rhythm n Blacks (textured face), Troll Sketched, Superpoz (a 3d painted typeface of exceptional beauty), HalloCuties (Halloween font), Gothik Steel (circus font), Silvestre Relief (3d titling face), Just Like That (comic book face), Numero 10 (athletic lettering), Tet de Mor (skulls), Facelook, Xmas Dad, Instant Marker, Ragtimer, Punk Dots (textured face), Onomato Vlam (comic book balloons), 8th Cargo (textured mechanical octagonal face), Zu Kabarett (creepy curly German expressionist face), Unusual Day One, Happy New One (party font), Xmas Doods, Xmas Doods 2, Higher, Usual Day One, Team 401 (athletic lettering), Doonga (comic strip letters), Killer's Move.
Typefaces from 2013: Them (fat brush), Ghost Code, Tiny Heroes (figurines), Over There (sci-fi), Higher than High, Abandon (sketched face), Broken Hearts, True Stories, A wolf at the door (wood style poster face), Elo Hand, Bots n Droids (dingbats), Toonimals 2 (dingbats), Halftoned Backup (textured face), Novlang (textured poster face), Come With Us, Ptits Pirates (pirate figurines), Board Dudes (skateboard dingbats), Big Bro's Watch (grungy), Doonga Slash (comic book face), Round About, Signz, Lethal League (grungy athletic lettering), Dark Times, Dandy Hat Trick, tardots (textured typeface), Dinoz (dinosaur dingbats), Big Surprise (fat script), Comix Loud, Arlequin, Fanzine Title, Scotch Taped, Phoenix (dingbats), Rock's Death (grunge), Tuamotu (textured), Trees Friends (dingbats), King Arthur Legend (blackletter), Fairy Strange, Flame On, Mystery, Money Go Round (ransom note font), Seven of One, Captain's Talk, Peaches en Regalia (sketch font), Wrong Board (textured typeface), Subito (cmic book face), Extra Sales (signage face).
German company that sells 9999 fonts on a CD for 229 USD. One can download 20 fonts for free, as a teaser. The company is run by Martin Kotulla, owner of Softmaker, who also made the MegaFont CD. Many (most?) fonts are licensed from URW and come with a performance guarantee. Font catalog. Most fonts cover all European languages. Font catalog. Direct download of that catalog. Font name equivalences. The list: Aargau, Abott Old Style, Accent, Accolade, Adelon (lapidary), AdLib, Advertisers Gothic, Aldebaran, Alfredo, Allstar, Alternate Gothic, Alte Schwabacher, American Text, Ancona, Ancona Condensed, Ancona Extended, Ancona Narrow, Antigone, Antigone Compact, Antigone Nord, Antigone Condensed, Antiqua, Artistic, Avignon, Avignon Condensed, Avignon PS, Ballad Script, Ballantines (a broad-nib script), Balloon, Barbedor, Barbedor Osf, Baskerville, Baskerville Nova, Baskerville Old Face, Bay Script, Belfast Serial (a remake of Forsberg's Berling), Belfort, Bellboy, Benjamin [based on ITC Benguiat; identical to Softmaker's B693 Roman], Benjamin Condensed, Benjamin Gothic [free here; this comic book style face is based on ITC Benguiat Sans (1979-1980) and is similar to B691 Sans from Softmaker)], Benson, Bergamo, Bergamo Osf, Bernhard Condensed, Bernhard Fashion, Bestseller, Bilbao, Birmingham, Bluff, Boa Script, Bodoni, Bodoni Display, Bodoni No. 2, Bodoni Recut, Bodoni Recut Condensed, Bodoni Standard, Bonita, Book PS, Boston, Boulder, Bravo, Bristol, Broadway, Broadway Engraved, Brush Script, Bryce, Calgary, Calgary Osf, Cambridge, Cambridge Serial, Canossa, Canyon, Carlisle, Casablanca, Casad, Caslon, Caslon Antique, Caslon Osf, Caslon Elegant, Casual, Cathedral Open, Centrum, Century Old Style, Century Expanded, Century PS, Century Schoolbook, Chandler, Chantilly, Chantilly Condensed, Chantilly Extra Condensed, Chantilly Display, Chantilly Serial, Chatelaine, Cheltenham, Cheltenham Condensed, Cheltenham Old Style, Cheltenham Extra Condensed, Cimarron, Clarendon, Clarendon Serial, Clearface, Clearface Serial, Cleargothic, ClearGothic Serial, Colonel, Comix, Commercial Script, Compressed, Computer, Concept, Concept Condensed, Congress, Cooper Black, Copperplate Gothic, Copperplate Condensed, Cornered, Courier PS, Curacao, Curzon, Deco B691, Deco Black, Deco C720, Deco C790, Deco F761, Delano, Delaware, Denver, Derringer, Diamante, Digital, Durango, Disciple, Egyptian Wide, Egyptienne Standard, Elegant Script (revival of the 1972 Berthold formal calligraphic face Englische Schreibschrift), Elmore, Ennis, Entebbe, Estelle, Ewok, Expressa, Falcon, Farnham, Fette Engschrift, Fette Mittelschrift, Flagstaff, Flipper, Florence Script, Fraktur, Franklin Gothic, Franklin Gothic Condensed, Franklin Gothic Condensed Osf, Franklin Original, Frascati, Fremont, Front Page, Fuego, Function, Function Condensed, Function Display, Function Script, Gainsborough, Gandalf, SoftMaker Garamond, SoftMaker Garamond Condensed, SoftMaker Garamond No. 7, Garamond Elegant [based on Letraset Garamond], Garamond Nova, Garamond Nova Condensed, Garamond Original, Garamond Standard, German Garamond"> [based on TypoArt Garamond], Giulio, Glasgow Serial [based on Georg Salden's Polo, 1972-1976], Glendale Stencil, Gotisch, Goudita, Goudy Catalogue, Goudy Handtooled, Goudy Old Style, Goudy Heavyface, Granada, Grenoble, Grotesk, Handmade Script, Harlem Nights, Helium, Henderson, Hobo, Hoboken, Hobson, Honeymoon, Horsham, Hudson, Huntington, Iceberg, Illinois, Imperial Standard, Inverserif, Isonorm, Istria, Italian Garamond [based on Simoncini Garamond], Japanette, Jessica, Joseph Brush, Jugendstil, Kaleidoscope, Karin, Kingston, Koblenz, Kremlin Script, Leamington, Letter Gothic, Lingwood, Litera, Livorno, Lyon, Macao, Madeira, Malaga, Marriage, Marseille, Marseille Serial, Maurice, Medoc, Melbourne, Melville, Mercedes, Metaphor, Mexico, Micro, MicroSquare, MicroStencil, Moab, Mobil Graphics, Montreal, Napoli, Neutral Grotesk, Nevada, Newcastle, Nicolas [after Lanstpn's Nicolas Cochin], OCR-A, OCR-B, Oklahoma, Old Blackletter, OnStage, Opus, Organ Grinder, Orkney, Ornitons, Osborne, Otis, Palazzo, Palladio, Palmer, Pamplona, Park Avenue, Pasadena, Pedro, Pelota, Peoria, Persistent, Persistent Condensed, Persistent Osf, Philadelphia, Pizzicato [based on Letraset's Plaza], Plakette, Pollock, Prescott, Prestige, Quadrat, Raleigh, Roman PS,, Salmon, Sans, Sans Condensed, Sans Diagonal, Sans Extended, Sans Outline, Sans PS, Sans PS Condensed, Savoy, Savoy Osf, Saxony, Scott, Seagull, Sebastian [based on ITC Serif Gothic], Sigvar [based on ATF's Baker Signet], Soledad, Square Serif, Stafford" [based on Rockwell MT], Stafford Serial, Sterling, Stratford, Stymie, Sunset [a version of ITC Souvenir], Sunset Serial, Sydney Serial, Tabasco, Tampa, Tampico, Tioga Script, Toledo [based on Trooper VGC], Typewriter, Typewriter Osf, Typewriter Condensed, Unic, VAG Rounded, Velo, Veracruz, Verona, Violin Script, Winona, Worcester. [Google] [More] ⦿
Adam Nerland made the free fonts BradyBunch (1998, comic book face named after the TV series), Brady Bunch Remastered (1998, a cartoon font), ShoeStore (2001), Kool Beans, InterNut, InterNutRound, Infinite Justice, and Insaniburger (heavy rounded sans).
Insigne Type Design Studio (was: Dooley Type)
Insigne Type Design Studio (est. 2006) is run by Jeremy Dooley, b. Columbia, SC, 1981, who received a masters in graphic design at Savannah College of Art and Design in 2005. He lived in Atlanta, GA, and is now in Knoxville, TN. From 2004-2006, he ran Dooley Type in Greenville, SC. Behance link. Klingspor link. Font squirrel link. MyFonts interview. His fonts:
Brazilian photoblog site, where original fonts such as Rita (2010, slabby), Comic Arousa (2007), Nantronte (2005), Velvet Illusions (2005, retro futuristic), Vila Morena (2006), Johnyokonysm (2005), As pedras da Belle Otero (2006, an artsy pixel font), Milocha (2010, sans), Rita (2010, slab serif), and Marela (2005) may be found.
Graduate of the Masters program in type design at KABK, 2010. Before that, she studied type design at the Moscow State University of Printing Arts and graduated in 2001. She worked as free-lance designer for ParaType Inc under Tagir Safayev. During 2002-2006 she taught courses on type design and lettering at the Institute of Modern Art in Moscow. She was also affiliated with the British Higher School of Design (2008-2011) in Moscow. Currently Irina works as type designer at Laterica and/or Art Lebedev Studio.
Creator of Zwoelf (2008, with Oleg Pashchenko and Zakhar Yaschin).
Museo Sans Cyrillic (2012) is a Cyrillic extension of Jos Buivenga's Museo Sans.
Isis Fonts (or: Shrine of Isis)
Egyptian hieroglyphics and related fonts, all original designs by Australian John Cosgriff: Adelita, Alcoholica, Biabia Layout, Brunnhilde One, Creature, Crusades, Dekald, Magician, LuciferPensionRoman, BlazingItalic, Bones2, CreationItalic, Darkenstone, Deities, Eyesis, Garfield, IsisDings, Jetson, KingdomCome, LostWorld, Raven, Spaceracer, Stargate, Tecnojap, TokyoSoft, Wizardry, ZetaGrey. The original fonts Tokyo Soft and TecnoJap simulate Japanese.
His bio states: Jack Wills has been involved in the sign trade since 1956, starting as an apprentice and moving on to journeyman signpainter. Jack is also an inventor and has worked as a toolmaker for RCA Home Instruments/ Boeing Airplane Experimental Department. He created "Rapid Tac" for our trade, and is a well-known pinstriper. Jack has been a design consultant for many west coast shops and businesses and finds adventure in bringing some of his favorite letterstyles to us. He says there is more in his bag of tricks for the future. He also admits to still being "CRAZY" after all these lead paint years. Designer at SignDNA who made Nitro, Whoa, Brougham, Kreem, Buzz, Daffy Script, Hot Rod, Matilda, Jules Shado, Jules, Brave Heart (2000), Monterey Script, Mr. Charles, Newmann, Nitro, Woah. These are mainly comic book/ shopping center sign faces. [Google] [More] ⦿
James D. Milligan
Doylestown, PA-based comic artist. Creator of the comic book face Comic James (2011).
Designer of the grunge family Aurora (at T26), Anagram Caps, the 2-font family Comix, Skeletons (letters made from people), Magic Squares (pixel font), Spankie, and the graffiti font Stresdt. Only Magic Squares is downloadable (Mac only). [Google] [More] ⦿
James L. Stirling
Dutch designer of Demian (1984) and Van Dijk (1982). URW listing. Another view of Van Dijk EF (1982), a handprinted face. Demian EF is slightly more Tekton-like. Mecanorma Squash (available today from URW) is a comic book lettering family. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Jan Willem Wennekes
Jason Anthony Walcott
Jason L. Arthur
Barwon Heads, Victoria (Australia)-based designer of a bubblicious font called Hail Bubble (2006). It was pointed out that Gusto (Device Type) is an alternative face in this style. He also made Hail Grotesque (2006). [Google] [More] ⦿
JAW Fonts (Jukebox Type)
JAW Fonts (and before that, JAW Arts Fonts, and Jukebox Type) was created by Jason Walcott (b. Trenton, MI, 1971) from Hollywood, CA. It features many elegant calligraphic fonts, many comic book style faces. His bestsellers at MyFonts. Acroterion JF (2002, formal script), Adage Script JF (2002, formal script), Alpengeist, Andantino (2003), AnnabelleJF (2002, a formal script), Baileywick Curly, Baileywick Festive, Baileywick Gothic, Baileywick Happy Grams (star dingbats), Baroque Text JF (2003, a great Fraktur font based on a hand-lettered alphabet drawn by Ross George), Boxer Script, Bronson Gothic, Buena Park, Cathexis (2010, a heavy poster font), Cavetto, CharadeJF (2001, informal script), Debonair, Fairy Tale, Fanfare (2004, a bouncy serif family), Fenway Park, Friki Tiki, Geometric Soul (2004, an art deco all caps face), Gypsy Switch, Holiday Times, Hucklebuck (2003, upright connected signage face), Jeffriana, John Andrew JF, KonTiki (a family published in 2002 containing Aloha, Enchantment, Hula, Kona, Lanai, Lounge and Trader), Lady Fair, Luxury Royale (2003), Manual Script JF (2002), Martini (2004, a brush script), Mary Helen, Opulence JF (2002, formal script font), Peregroy, Periwinkle (2006), Cabernet (2006, frilly didone), Polynesian (2004, Hawaiian-look face that could also pass for an oriental simulation face), Primrose JF (2002, formal script), Rambler Script, Randolph, Retro Repro (2002, based on a script by Jerry Mullen from 1953), Saharan, Scriptorama (Hostess, Markdown and Tradeshow), Shirley Script JF (2003), Southland, Spaulding Sans, Stanzie, Stella Ann (2005), Stephanie Marie JF (2003), Tamarillo (2005), TwisterJF (2003), Valentina Joy, Varsity Script, Viceroy, Walcott Gothic (Fountain, Hollywood and Sunset), Groovin (2005, Umbrella Type), Wonderboy. The fonts of this West Hollywood, CA-based foundry can be bought at MyFonts.com. In 2003, he started Jukebox Type and started offering his fonts at Veer. In October 2003, Veer acquired Jukebox Type outright.
In 2005, they added Rootin Tootin (Western style), Dulcimer (soft script), Block Party, Dandelion, Marmalade (idyllic script).
In 2006, he created Jukebox Bookman, a 6-weight family, and the brush script face Stephanie Marie.
In 2007, he added Hellenic Wide (after a 19th century ATF font), GiggleScript JF, Savoir Faire (after a handlettered slogan in 1940 for Chesterfield cigarettes), Lollipop.
2008 additions: Hogwash (paintbrush face), Antiquities Technobaby.
2009 additions: Cynthia June (calligraphic).
Mexican designer of the free comic book face Laffayette Comic Pro (2006). There is something fishy about this font, as reported by Antonio G. de Santiago: Laffayette Comic Pro is Antonio G. de Santiago's Comic Pro, edited, name changed, slightly manipulated and pirated by a hacker from Mexico.
Jayvee lives in Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia, and was born in 1996. He also calls himself Nippon Central Fontmaster, and uses the abbreviation NC in all his fonts.
In 2009, he made Reality Pursuit NC.
In 2010, he created the handprinted faces Retrieve NC, NipCen's Print, NipCen's Handwriting, CartoonicMassive, CartoonicMassive3D, CartoonicMassiveCollage, CartoonicMassiveWacky, Cartonsix NC, and Basic Comical (a take on Comic Sans). Other 2010 faces include Retroville NC (pixel), Matthan Sans (mechanical sans), Monkirta Pursuit NC (squarish face), AeromaticsSmallCapsNC (techno), DynoNC (octagonal, techno), MatrixComplex3DNC (dot matrix face), MatrixComplexNC, MatrixComplexWaveNC, SpotlightTypewriterNC, SuplexmentaryComicNC, Coyotris (handprinted), SMWTextNC (pixel family), and AeromaticsNC (angular face).
In 2011, he made Neon Teocho NC (a techno face), Burbin Casual (2011, a casual sans face), Curse Casual (2011), Squaren Daren NC (2011, constructivisit), Hauracherell NC (2011, a movie lettering font based on "Senorella and the Haurache", 1961), Burvetica (2011, grungy), Allegre Sans (2011), 8bitoperator JVE (2011, pixel face done at FontStruct), The 2K12 (2011, dot matrix face, FontStruct), and Big Bimbo (2011, handprinted).
Typefaces from 2012: Minercraftory, New Era Casual (based on Dom Casual, 1951), Splendid Plan 9 (headline all-caps sans face), Aeromatics (inspired by Plan 9 from Outer Space), Destroyed Aero, Aeromatics Stencil, That's Font Folks (after the famous That's All Folks of Looney Tunes fame, 1930s), Dyno Sans, Stanberry (handprinted), Pixisma (techno), Ander Hedge (octagonal), Jengle Jungallery, Freedom, Freeroad, Receiptional Receipt (dot matrix), Dimbo, Capital Daren, Tepeno Sans, Kemco Smooth, Kemco Pixel, Slabby Pices (an Egyptian), Mattelit (pixel face based on a Mattel game font from 1979), Barthowheel (comic book font), Minecraftory (pixel face).
JC Fonts is the foundry, est. 2009, of Joël Carrouché (b. 1984). Joël Carrouché lives and works in Kaysersberg in France's Alsace region. He created the minimal sans serif family Estate (2009, T-26). In 2011, he created the fattish comic book style face Bango and the monoline geometric sans family Ando.
In 2013, he published the simple condensed sans face Hand Gothic.
Aka Loudifier. In 2013, Jeff Davis (Seattle, WA) published the free typeface Comic Relief, named to displace Comic Sans. Comic Relief is designed to be metrically equivalent to the popular Comic Sans MS. Comic Relief can be used in place of Comic Sans MS without having to move, resize, or reset any part of the copy. He writes: I have put the finishing touches on Comic Relief, my metrically equivalent replacement for the barftastically popular Comic Sans MS. It takes up the exact same space as Comic Sans, but the letters have consistent height, consistent slant, and consistent stroke width. It looks like the handwriting of that girl who was the teacher's pet back in 5th grade instead of the handwriting of your arthritic grandfather.
Prolific type designer in Florida, b. 1952. His fonts were originally free and consisted largely of dingbats. Around 2005 he went commercial, and now sells his work (over 350 fonts as of 2009) via MyFonts. He has branched out into several font styles, with a soft spot for stencil fonts, fonts for signage, and fonts for advertising. Born in New York, his family moved to Florida in 1963, where he has been ever since. An interview. Alternate URL. Yet another URL with his early free fonts.
Jeff Levine: Alf R. Becker fonts
Jeff Levine created a number of typefaces that were based on alphabets created by the late Alf R. Becker for Signs of the Times Magazine during the period of the 1930s through the 1950s. These incude Film Noir JNL (2010, counterless geometric art deco style), Hexide JNL (2011, a fat hexagonal design), Kanona JNL (2010), Karaoke JNL (2010), Mocombo JNL (2010, African look), Nightspot JNL (2011, an art deco headline face), Patriotica JNL (2011, a stars and stripes face), Police JNL (2010, caps only 3d shadow face after a design by Alf R. Becker), Roadblock JNL (2011), Tradewinds JNL (2010, African look), Udsed Cars (2010, comic book style caps). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Jeff Levine: Comic book and cartoon faces
Comic book or cartoon letters by Jeff Levine: Afterthought JNL (2013), Art Department JNL (2011), Beat Poet JNL (2011), Cartoonist JNL (2012), Coupon Clipper JNL (2010), Doowop JNL (2006), Greatest Hits JNL (2008), Jacaranda JNL (2009), Miss Rhythm (2013, funky typeface), Nobody Home JNL (2011), Now Appearing JNL (2010), Opportoonity JNL (2009), Prankster JNL (2012), Sock Hop (2009), Stand Up JNL (2013), Toon In JNL (2009), Tooned Out JNL (2009). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Jeff Levine: Signage
Signage typography has also attracted the attention of Jeff Levine. Here are some typefaces in that category: Brushmark JNL, Dubois JNL (2007: DuBois JNL is based on hand lettering designed by Albert DuBois of New York City, and originally titled Round Block, which was found in an old sign painting design book from the early 1900s and has been translated to digital form by Jeff Levine), Eckhardt Brushletter JNL (2011), Eckhardt Casual JNL (2011), Haute Couture JNL (2009; see Signboard JNL for similar lettering), Koehler Sans (2006, a grotesk inspired by a set of cardboard sign kit letters made by the Koehler Sign Company of Missouri in the late 1940 or early 1950s), Laughter JNL (2011), Night Sign JNL (2011, neon sign font), Sheldrake JNL (2006, condensed; the outline version is Sign Decal JNL, 2009), Sign Artist (2006), Sign Crafter JNL (2009, and its reworking, Sign Trade JNL), Sign Crafters JNL (2011), Sign Engraver JNL (2011, a rounded sans), Sign Kit (2006, based on the Webway Font Cabinet sign lettering system), Sign Maker JNL (2009), Sign Project JNL (2011, based on decals by the Meyercord Decal Company of Chicago), Signboard JNL (2008, based on die-cut cardboard display lettering once made by the Duro Decal Company (now Duro Art Industries) of Chicago), Signed JNL (2005), Sign Letterer JNL (2010), Sign Merchant JNL (2013), Sign Painter JNL (2010, based on a sales catalog sheet from the American Decalcomania Company, ca. 1950), Signed Production JNL (2009), Sign Shop JNL (2010, retro), Sign Card JNL (2011, mad by adding slabs to Sign Shop JNL), Sign Designer JNL (2012), Sign Man JNL (2010, hairline face), Sign Writer JNL (2012), Stock Signs JNL (2011), Market JNL (2009), Waite Park JNL (2010, also based on the Webway Font Cabinet sign lettering system), Fountain Service JNL (2010). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Jeff Levine: The Eckhardt Series
Between 2006 and 2009, Jeff Levine published the Eckhardt Series, named after his friend Albert Eckhardt, Jr. (1929-2005) who had owned Allied Signs in Miami, Florida from 1959 until his passing. Several fonts by Jeff Levine are based on lettering found in an old sign painting book:
Jeff Rubow is an American graphic designer, illustrator and type enthusiast. At Lindstrom Design in Glendora, CA, he published Sticks (a comic book face) and Mr Jenkins (comic book style) in 2010. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
American type designer, b. 1973. He specialized in comic book faces all designed at Comicraft. These include CC Danger Girl (2000, +Solid, +Open, +Dingbats), and CC Jeff Campbell (2004).
Jens Kutilek studied Communication Design in Braunschweig. After graduating he founded the web design agency Netzallee. He works at the font technology department at the Berlin office of FSI (FontShop International) since 2007. Jens Kutilek had a small typology page proving that Arial is not Helvetica, Courier is not Courier New, and Times-Roman is not Times-New Roman. That page disppeared. Later, I found Jens again as the creator of the free font Comic Jens (2007-2009), a free alternative to Comic Sans: see here.
Jeroen J.W. van der Ham
Originally from North Carolina (b. 1979), Jesse Ragan studied type design at Rhode Island School of Design. After college, Jesse designed typefaces at Hoefler&Frere-Jones, where he had a hand in Gotham, Archer, and several other families. Since 2005, he has worked independently in Brooklyn, developing typefaces and lettering for a variety of clients. His work can be found at Font Bureau, House Industries, and Darden Studio. He also teaches typeface design at Pratt Institute and Cooper Union. He won an award at Bukvaraz 2001 for Gotham, co-designed with Jonathan Hoefler and Tobias Frere-Jones.
J.F.Y. Daniel Gauthier
American designer (b. 1975) located in St. Albans, WV. Home page. Creator of Rough Typewriter (2008) in three styles. He also made Shake And Bake (2008, an angular comic book style face), Clementine (2008, comic book style family), JaysFX, Tooney Loons (2009), Jibbajabba (2008, a handprinted comic book style family) and Fatcat (2008, virile Bank Gothic style family).
In 2009, under the name JibbaJabba Fonts, all fonts were given a new opentype dress, so at that point, we have: Clementine (comic book style family), JaySFX, Rough_Typewriter, ShakeAndBake, TooneyLoons, jibbajabba.
Bitstream designer (b. 1955) who lives in Michigan City, IN. At Bitstream, he did in-house work, and had his signature on Candy Bits (1996, an M&M simulation font), Prima Sans (1998), Prima Serif (1998), Prima Sans Monospace (Bitstream, with Sue Zafarana, 1998) and Bitstream Vera (2003).
According to Lyles, Bitstream Vera is actually a detuned Bitstream Prima. Gnome asked that we modify some of the characters in the monospace, particularly for coding legibility. We added a center dot to the zero and modified the lcase l to distinquish it from the figure one. Although I designed Vera (Prima), it was actually Sue Zafarana who adapted it to a mono version, at times a very challenging task. The Vera fonts are also here.
Vera Sans is at the basis of Menlo (2009), a Snow Leopard system font, about which Apple writes: Apple's Menlo is based upon the Open Source font Bitstream Vera and the public domain font Deja Vu.
He revived some Filmotype fonts from the 1950s: Filmotype Jade (2012, based on an original connected script typeface from 1955), Filmotype Reef (2011), Filmotype MacBeth (2007), and Filmotype Austin (2009, brush face).
The upright connected script Grand Hotel (2012, Google Web Fonts, with Brian Bonislawsky for Astigmatic) finds its inspiration from the title screen of the 1937 film "Cafe Metropole" starring Tyrone Power. The free Rum Raisin was published at Astigmatic One Eye.
Stiggy & Sands is the American typefoundry of Brian Bonislawsky and Jim Lyles, est. 2013. Their first commercial typefaces, all jointly designed, are Luckiest Guy Pro (a fat comic book font based on vintage 1950s ads) and Marcellus Pro (a flared roman inscriptional typeface with both upper and lower case, originally published in 2012 by Astigmatic).
JLH Fonts (or: jhnri4) is the creator of Making a list checking it twice (2012), Judges (2012, grungy), Janitor (2012), Remix (2012), Arrows (2012), Chalk Line Outline (2012), Pretzel (2012, art nouveau titling face), At Sign (2012), Portmanteau (2012), Seattle Avenue (2012), Sunflower Harvest (2012), Double Strike (2012: a hand-drawn blackboard bold typeface family), Sierra Nevada Road (2012), The Radical Sign (2012), The Jewish Bitmap (2012), The Inequality Grapher (2012), Thin Pencil Handwriting (2012), Marker Scribbles (2012), Grunge Handwriting (2012), Tally Mark (2012, prison wall counting), Gold Plated (2012), Overhaul (2012), Apex Lake (2012, ornamental caps), Halogen (2012, in the style of Comic Sans), Signs For Advertising (2012), and Hand Drawn Shapes (2012).
Joan Marti Mas
Job Art Studio
Job Art Studio in Szeged (Hungary) is Gábor Kóthay's foundry. Site under construction. For now, we find these fonts: Cats (free dingbats), Disasters (dingbats), Bubble (comic book font), 103 kék. Specimen sheet (PDF showing other fonts: Alphabet2 (with dingbats), Ambient, Axis, Bacchus (medieval writing), Betabet, Cappuccino, Pastry, Lemonade, Tobacco, Poster (the latter five all formal script or print faces), Linea, Loop, Incognito, Terra Incognita (world dingbats), Marker Pack1, Marker Pack2, Totem One, Totem Two, Totem Three, Archetype Tyrnavia, Surf No.1 (dingbats), Incognito (Regular, Italic, Small Caps, Occidens, Oriens, Meridies, Septentrio, Regular Ligatures, Italic Ligatures). [Google] [More] ⦿
Dutchman Jeroen van der Ham ("joebob"), who is based in s'Hertogenbosch, designed mostly handwriting fonts: Dear Joe Hannes (2013), Winston Nero (2013, a hipster cartoon font), Serious Sally (2012), Inkydoo (2012, +Serif), Serial Sue (2012), Calligra Phillip (2012), Mixtape Mike (2012, a fat finger face), Dear Joe 3 (2010), Brushtip and Brushtip Travis (2010, two of his nicest faces, with a calligraphic and rough-edged touch), Vince Hand II (2010), Crossword Belle (2009), BrushtipTerrence (2009), Brushtip Texe (2009), OnetrickTony (2009), Christel Line (2009, +Black), Etch A Sketch (2009, grunge), DearJoe 5 Casual (2008), PencilPete (2008, handwriting).
Fonts added in 2007: Curly Joe, Sinister Sam (calligraphic), VincHand (handwriting of Vincent Haenen), DearJoe5, Moan Hand, FancyPens (a calligraphic pen).
Fonts added in 2006: FlutSaus (handprinted; done with Hilde Rikken), Amorrisline, Hilde Caps (based on the handwriting of 9-year old Hilde Rikken), C rial, Hildinia Donut, BrunoBook, BuffaloStance, Stam Pete (grunge), CrosswordBill, DearJoe 1, JoeHand 2, Kali Graff, Bearer Fond.
His oldest fonts: BillieBarred (multiple-lined handwriting), BillieBob (a great poster typeface), BillieBoldHand, BillieKid (nice stencil font), BobTag, CalamityJoe, CrappyJoe, DearJoeItalic, DearJoe II, DearJoe IV (antique handwriting, 2005), DoctorBob, FruscianteHand, FuturexBob, JoeBobstraight, JoeHand, MarkerMoeII, MonaLisa (2001), Onepunch Jim Outline, Detour Dork (2002).
French designer of the free fat finger typeface Cigogneau (2013), which was meant for use in comic strips. Other fonts by Joel include Helvetica Grosse Bit (pixelish) and Foie Canape (hand-printed).
Some fonts: Altogether OOky, Addams-AltogetherOoky, Addams-Capitals, Addams-Regular, CCBithead-Bark, CCBithead-Byte, CC Bryan Talbot (2008, created for Bryan Talbot's Alice in Sunderland), CCHooky-Open, CCHooky-Solid, CCAlchemite, CCChills, CCDigitalDelivery, CCDivineRight-Regular, CCDoubleBack-Future, CCDoubleBack-Past, CCElsewhere-Regular, CCFlameOn, CCFrostbite, CCGrimlyFiendish-Regular, CCJimLee, CCJoeMadInt, CCLosVampiros, CCMeanwhile, CCMeltdown, CCMonsterMash, CCSpills, CCSplashdown, CCStormtrooper, CCTheStorySoFar-Regular, CCThrills, CCToBeContinued, WildAndCrazySFX. With Richard Starkings, he designed Achtung Baby (2001), Adamantium and DoubleBack in 2001 for Agfa/Monotype. Other designs: Dave Gibbons (2006), UpUpAndAway (2005), Forked Tongue (2005), Paranoid Android (2005), Snowmany Snowmen (2005), Gibbous (2006), Astronauts in Trouble, Chatterbox, Red Star, Tough Talk, Sean Phillips, Atomic Wedgie, Pass The Port, Divine Right, Shoutout, Battle Scarred, Danger Girl, Primal Scream, PhaseSonStun, Yeah Baby, Nuff Said, Trick Or Treat, MonsterMash, CarryOnScreaming, Chills, Goosebumps, CreepyCrawly, GrimlyFiendish, IncyWincySpider, Spookytooth, Meltdown and TrickOrTreat dingbats, BiffBamBoom, Spellcaster, Cheese And Crackers, FaceFont, Hedge, Meanwhile, Wildwords International, Comicrazy, Storyline (2006), Happy Holidays (2007), Foom (2007).
MyFonts sells these fonts by him: Adamantium, Alchemite, Altogether Ooky, Area51, Aztech, Battle Cry, Bithead, Chills, Dave Gibbons, Dead Mans, Destroyer, Digital Delivery, Divine Right, Drop Case, Elsewhere, Euphoria, CC Fairy Tale (2007), Face Front, Fighting Words, Flame On, Foom, Frostbite, Gibbons Gazette (2009, Gobbledygook, Golem, Grimly Fiendish, Happy Holidays, Hellshock, Hip Flask, Holier Than Thou, Hooky, Hyperdrive, Joe Kubert, Meanwhile, CCMild Mannered (2007), Monologous, Near Myth, Overbyte, Phat Boi, PhilYeh, Rough Tongue, Sanctum Sanctorum, Scott McCloud, Smash, Speeding Bullet, Spills, Splashdown, Spookytooth, Stonehenge, Stormtrooper, Storyline, Thats All Folks, The Story So Far, Thingamajig, Thrills, Tim Sale, Tim Sale Brush, Timelord, Treacherous, Treasure Trove (2007), Up Up And Away, Wild And Crazy, Zzzap, Deadline (2007), Kickback (2007, with David Lloyd), Sticky Fingers (2007, scary).
Typefaces made in 2008: Ratatatat (2008), CC Mad Scientist (2008), HammerHorror (2008), EnemyLines (2008, based on WWII lettering used by the nazis), Cutthroat Lower (2008), Philyeh (2008), Doohickey Lower (2008), CC Sign Language (2008, fruit vendor lettering).
Typefaces made in 2009: SpillProof (2009), Slaphappy (2009), Hooky (2009, spraycan style), Long Underwear (2009), Digital Delivery (2009), Grande Guignol (2009, art nouveau), Bronto Burger (2009), Elsewhere (2009, art nouveau), Exterminate (2009, stone carving face), You Blockhead (2009), CC Rugged Rock (2009),
Creations in 2010: Wild Words Lower (2010), Back Beat (2010), Rick Veitch (2010, based on the lettering of comic book artist Rick Veitch), Credit Extension (2010), Shiver (2010, with Richard Starkings), Shake (2010, with Richard Starkings), Elephantmen (2008-2010, squarish family).
Contributions from 2011: Knobbly Knees, Ed McGuinness (comic book script family), Big Top, Clean Cut Kid, Dash Decent (a very round almost-bubblegum family), Fancy Pants (connected script), Goth Chic (blackletter).
Fonts from 2013: Mega City (an elliptical in-your-face advertising signage typeface family), Soliloquous (fat rounded hand-printed comic book family), Excalibur Stone, Excalibur Sword, Legendary Legerdemain (+Leggy), Cool Beans (beatnik font). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Describing himself as a techno-geek, John Stracke made these free fonts:
Colombian type and graphic designer (b. 1974), who graduated from Universidad Nacional de Colombia (1997). Co-founder of ADG Colombia (Colombian Association of Graphic Designers). He was studying for a Postgraduate degree in Type Design at UBA (Universidad de Buenos Aries) in Argentina.
Designer of the minimalist rounded display face Conectiva (1998), the informal signage script Salsa (2011, inspired by the old LP album covers from the 1970s), the retro comic book face Boogaloo (2010, free at Google Web Fonts), and the early 20th century-look face Cambalache (2008-2011). Creator with John Vargas of the free upright italic sans typeface Convergence (2011, Google Web Fonts).
In 2012, Macondo---which was started in 1997---was published at Google Web Fonts, together with Macondo Swash Caps. John writes about this art nouveau pair: The forms are inspired by some illustrations created for a tarot card game, itself inspired by the work of Colombian literature Nobel prize winning author, Gabriel García Márquez, Cien Años de Soledad. Macondo won an award in the display type category at Tipos Latinos 2012.
Still in 2012, he published Germania One at Google Web Fonts---an angular face that is a hybrid between blackletter and sans serif, and looks like the signage on many German pubs. Cygnus (2012) is a futuristic typeface. Cabriolet (2012) is the standard Detroit car emblem type used on cars in the 1950s and 1960s.
From the author, Jon Bernhardt: Springbats Deluxe combines Springbats with Mugshots along with my own Binky, Akbar&Jeffs. His Akbar font is a 1996-2000 adaptation of the 1991 font by Cowan Design Associates, which in turn was based on the famous handwriting of Matt Groening, the creator of The Simpsons and the comic Life in Hell. In 1996, he created SimpsonFont (from The Simpsons).
Type and logotype company in Polanco, Mexico, run by John Nahmias (b. 1935, New York City). John is a graphic designer who started his career in 1952 in a New York studio with Lucian Bernhard. He left that company in 1958. He now lives in Mexico where he paints and runs his own studio. John's typefaces, mostly but not exclusively scripts, are sold by MyFonts.
Jonathan Stephen Harris
Born in the Philippines in 1975, Jonathan Wu created the comic book faces Wurper Regular (2012), Wurper Comics (2012), WurmicsBravura (2012), Wurmics Bravado (2012), and Wurmics Bravo (2011).
Dutch poster and comic book lettering artist. Joost a Millionaire (2007, Nick Curtis) is based on his lettering for Millionaire (1976). Boeuf au Joost (2003, Nick Curtis) is an art deco face based on Swarte's record cover TangoCuatro from 1990. Title lettering for "Imago Moderna", an episode of the comic-strip series "Jopo de Pojo" (1974) led to Nick Curtis's Joost A Gigolo NF. This logotype of the comic-strip series "Katoen + Pinbal" (1975) was at the basis of Curtis's PinballWhizNF. The title lettering for "Modern Art", an episode of the comic-strip series "Anton Makassar" (1978) provided inspiration for Nick Curtis's ModernArtNF. Finally, Nick Curtis mimicked the lettering on this poster entitled "De wereldtentoonstelling van Joost Swarte" (1987) to design AmsterdamTangramNF. [Google] [More] ⦿
Tarragona-based Catalan designer of the typewriter font called Let32,2, and of the comic book font Love Gun. He also made Escher Desigual and FoschWords 1. In 2000, he created the poster stencil face called Cartolina (2000). In 2001, he designed the grunge face Surface (Garcia Fonts), the Kafkaesque all-caps face Jroña (Garcia Fonts) and the all-caps kids face Funny (Garcia Fonts). [Google] [More] ⦿
Chilean designer (b. 1985) who lives in Tamuco. In 2008 he created the graffiti fonts BerakaFont, GhettoStreetz, IWrite, Krash!!, Ozone, SadocWild, SkoolKrash, Soulsimplez, Sprayerz, Stylin'BRK, TMS-One.
In 2009, he added eX02 (nice grungy letters), Mojah Sans (signage), Beraka 2, Beraka 3, Crawn Fat, AbeceDroh (graffiti), Droh, Tag Attack, Urban Riot, Akareb, Kosquilla (comic book face), Sadoc Wild, Soul Simplez, and Scratched Junk. Fonts from 2010: the graffiti faces Antifont and Krash, SadocWild, ex02 Stencil, Street Vendetta, and the handprinted face Palillo Loco Demo.
Owensville and/or Vincennes, IN-based art student (b. 1985) and designer of the Courier-like Shavian font Shaw Mono (2004), ChordBoxes (2010, to create chord diagrams), Bee Skep (2004, for Deseret), Box Puzzle Font (2010), Litterae Ignotae (2010: A Lingua Ignota (Latin for unknown language) was described by the 12th century abbess of Rupertsberg, Hildegard of Bingen, who apparently used it for mystical purposes. To write it, she used an alphabet of 23 letters, the litterae ignotae), Seftos Nandor (2004, for an artificial language called Lower Geldorian), Sëftos Parathenia (2005, also in the Seftos script), this decorative serif (2006, experimental), Alberne Handlung (2007, a narrow all-caps Latin and Cyrillic face), Swartsbok (2007, a nice gothic font), Lumaro (2007, in the style of Times-Roman), Duck Hunt (2004, fat display face, based on the lettering of the title of the game), Anquietas (2004, "the Ancient alphabet from Stargate"), Gothic Book (2005), and Dadh Ath (2004, containing the Ath characters used to write Baronh created by Morioka Hiroyuki and used in Sekai no Monshou). Spicer now lives in Terre Haute, IN. Another web page. [Google] [More] ⦿
Josh Bingham (b. 1982) lives in California. At Devian Tart, he designed Point Blank and Featherweight in 1999. I am confused, because what is in the font does not correspond to the web page, which says that he is Arthur Shotwell. Other fonts by him: Rollover (2007), 20th Century Woodcut (2004), the postal series (2004, consists of Parcel Post, Media Mail, First Class, and Air Mail), Halftone (2004), Unprofesional, Tron, Scrawl, Platform Shoe, Maps, Kaboom, Federal Reserve, Faces, Curvature, Bitmap, Bellbottom, Ballpoint, Quill, No Smoking, Perfectly Cromulent, Chronicle (2004, modeled after the lettering in the San Francisco Chronicle), 20th Century Woodcut (2004). Dafont link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer (b. Los Angeles, 1968, aka "Dibujado") of KLONP (2003), ProdottoInCina (2005), Lethality (2003), Cullit (2003), Cmon Near (2003), Smite (2003), Ciao (2003), WOH (2003), Yeh (2003), Unocide (2003), Pizarron (2003), Peels (2003), daBoss (2003), TheShaker (2003), Nusaliver (2003), Arbust (2003), RobustA (2003), Mousey (2001), Faces Plain (2003), OilBats-Basic (2003), 5x5-Basic (2003, pixel font), Peacechild (2003), PeaceNow-Basic (2003), blunt (2003), PineLintGerm Mousey 2.0 (2003), ClubDia (2003, grunge font), ARashNaziBlurb 1.0 (2003, grunge font), Blunter (2003, handwriting). Alternate URL. Yet another URL. Yet another URL. [Google] [More] ⦿
Julia is Valerio Di Lucente (Italy), Erwan Lhuissier (France) and Hugo Timm (Brazil). They met at the Royal College of Art in London having come from different professional backgrounds in editorial design, web and art direction. The studio was founded in 2008 upon their graduation. Together, they on books, typefaces, posters, websites, identities and exhibition design. They teach as visiting lecturers at Kingston University. Typefaces: Above Magazine (2009, an almost typewriter type), Copan (2010, a multilined face commissioned by Wallpaper's Born in Brazil issue), Riso, Herman (octagonal, done for Wired Magazine in 2010), Modo (2008, an experiment on a superposition of shifted strokes), Gill Sans Rounded (2007), Serious Sans (2008, anti--Comic sans), Volt (2009, a sans done for Volt Magazine). [Google] [More] ⦿
Montreal-based designer, illustrator and digital artist who created the wonderful Typeface (2012, an alphabet of comic book style human faces).
Born in 1909 in Stuttgart. In 1938, he designed Oleander at Genzsch&Heyse (which was digitized and expanded as Rostrum (2005, Rebecca Alaccari, Canada Type)). In 1935-1938, he created the brush script / comic book face Bison at Johannes Wagner [see also at C.E. Weber in 1939]. Bison is also known as B731-Deco-Regular (SoftMaker), Blizzard Standard (URW), Fontbank Sprite, Bitstream Brush 738, WSI Handybrush, Berthold Bison and Softmaker Bluff. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Freelance designer from Slovakia, b. 1981, Zilina. He set up shop at MyFonts in 2009. His first typeface was Stanislawski (2009, display sans), and his second Bonatti (2009, simplified sans). Motyka (2009) is an octagonal family.
Cassin (2010) ad Primitive Icons (2011) are dingbat fonts. Birkenmajer (2010) combines blackletter and curly. Ruman (2010) is a piano key fonts not unlike many of the modular fonts made over at FontStruct. Komarnicki (2010) is geometric---it is largely based on arcs of a circle. Batura (2010) is a font of ornaments. Flexi Social Icons (2010) is a set of 64 social network and media buttons. Messner (2010) is a hairline sans. Kammerlander (2010) is a high-contrast all caps Peignotian face that Juraj claims is well suited for fashion mags. The hairline typeface Messner (2010) is a perfect companion of Kammerlander. Runout (2010) is a black marker face. Walker (2010) is a floral dingbat face. Trango (2010) is an unevenly spaced fun childish handprinted face. Chogolisa (2010) is an elliptical sans family.
Manaslu (2011) is his first cartoon font. Baltoro Sans (2011) is a humanistic sans. Masherbrum Slab Thin (2011, hairline slab) is made for fashion mags. Latok (2011) is a fat keyhole-themed art deco display face. The flower dingbat face Makalu (2011) was inspired by the lovely drawings of the famous illustrator Zdenìk Miler. Besley Hand (2011) is a handprinted didone. Ambassador (2011) is a hairline roman capitals face, ideal for glossy fashion mags. Its high-contrast Peignotian companion is Snob (2011). Greenhorn (2011) is a comic book face. Gamba (2011) is an elliptical typeface. Valibuk (2011) is a strong black sans headline face. Lomidrevo (2011) is a grunge stencil derived from Valibuk.
Just Another Foundry
Just Another Foundry was established in 2005 by Tim Ahrens (b. 1976, Heidelberg, Germany). He studied architecture at the University of Kasrlsruhe and type design at the University of Reading (2007). He now lives in Oxford, where he works as a type designer and architect. In 2005 he established Just Another Foundry. His typefaces:
At ATypI 2008 in St. Petersburg, he spoke about Font Remix Tools and on Optical Sizes. In 2010, he started a web font service. In 2011, I found his name listed as an employee of the web font service Typekit.
Author of Size-specific Adjustments to Type Designs: An Investigation of the Principles Guiding the Design of Optical Sizes (2009, Mark batty Publisher).
Just in Type (was: Tipomovel)
Just in Type (ex-Tipomovel) is a Brazilian foundry run by Tony de Marco and his brother Caio de Marco in Sao Paulo. Tony de Marco was an illustrator for Folha de S. Paulo, 1987-1994. He co-edits Tupigrafia with Claudio Rocha Franco. As a type designer, he created over 50 faces for the newspaper Noticias Populares, for America Online, and the magazines Moderna, Saraiva, FTD and Atica. Free fonts at the Tipomovel site included Ariana, Beabá, Bloco, CyberComix, Cyber Rounded, Cyber-Zinha, Digital Typewriter, Egly (my favorite--a Bodoni with curly serifs), Futura Vítima, Futura Vítima Bold, Futura Vítima Extra Bold, Games, Genoveva, Helvetica Backlight, Illinoise, Macmania Bold, Neurastenic, Notícias Populares, Oficina Bold, Pin ups, Pixel, Pravda, Sequestro, Simbolo, Splash, Stalin, Sumô, Super Braille (created for the Dorina Nowill Foundation), Times Change, Tipografia, Toxic Bodoni, Web Power, Zine. Samba LT (2003, Linotype, designed with Carlo de Marco; this art deco face was inspired by the lettering art of J. Carlos, a Brazilian illustrator during the early 20th century) won an award at the Linotype International Type Design Contest 2003. Tony de Marco was at one point illustrator for the Folha de Sao Paulo. In 2005, Tony and Caio de Marco set up Just in Type and started selling their fonts via MyFonts. Offerings there include HallowHell Dingbats (2006, Halloween dingbats), Drop It (2005, dot matrix), Illinoise (2005, techno-grunge, by Tony and Caio de Marco), Pixel Zoo (2008, dingbats), Inferno Dingbats (2008), Brazil Pixo Retro (2007, rune simulation), Fractal (2010), Concreta (2011, a stencil face in the style of Josef Albers, done with Niko Fernandez).
In 2012, Tony de Marco and Diego Maldonado codesigned Garoa (a black rounded sans). Influenced by Herb Lubalin, it was derived from the free font Garoa Hacker Clube.
Johan Widegren (JW Type) is the designer of the comic book faces MR FUGLESANG REMIX, MR FUGLESANG CLEAN and MR FUGLESANG OUTLINE (2006). He also made the handwriting faces aaaiight (2006) and aaaiight fat (2006). [Google] [More] ⦿
Hungarian creator of the useful (and free) DTP Dingbats (2008), which has fists and arrows, among other things. He also made Model (2009, a comic book face). Dafont link. See also here. [Google] [More] ⦿
Japanese art site run by Donna M. Stewart ("Kajika") (b. 1985), who lives in Scotland. Alternate URL. She created Urbain and his pigs organ (2005, comic book script) and Perry's Magic Hat (2005). [Google] [More] ⦿
American creator in Long Island of Wumbology (2012, sans family), Compass (2012, sans), Maritime Sans (2012), Bam It's Andrea (2012, hand-printed), The Blurry Effect (2012, hand-printed), Maritime Tropical (2012, clean hand-printing), AFE Jen's Handwriting (2012), Pineapples don't have sleeves (2012), Schmitacular (2012, hand-printed), Cassini (2012, a fat finger font) and Cassini Marker (2012).
American designer (b. 1975) of the handwriting fonts Righter (2009), Rudiment (2009), Otto (2009), Little Boxes (2009), Scrawler (2009), Jean Sun Ho (2008), khand (2008), Charlie (2008), Toony (2008, comic book style), Like Cockatoos (2008, curly shaky hand, straight from an Agatha Christie murder novel), Absinthe (2010), Sematary (2010, grotesk), Negative Space (2008), Oh My Goth (2008), Sable (2008), Skinny Drip (2008), Spitter (2008), which can be found at Acidfonts.
Fontspace link, where one can download BrownBagLunch, Charlie, Daubmark, Diskontented, JeanSunHo, JeanSunHoBold, LikeCockatoos, LikeCockatoosBold, LikeCockatoosCondensed, LikeCockatoosItalic, Mostly Mono, NegativeSpace, OhMyGoth, RattyTatty, Righter, RobGraves, Sable, Scrawler, Snake, Spitter, Toony, TypeO, ZippitteyBold, ZippitteyItalic, ZippitteyRegular, khand.
Typefaces made in 2010: Highlight (a sketched face), Absinthe, Sematary (grotesk), West England (pixel), Dotty, Peterbuilt (script).
Kingdom of Awesome
Toronto and New York-based Canadian graphic designer and art director, who graduated from Otis College of Art and Design. Creator of the gorgeous fat rounded display faces Sniglet (2008; see also here) and Teaspoon (2007, published at Canada Type in 2008, shown on the right), Mahalo, Ass Cape (2008), TBFM Billboard (2008: letters cpmposed of veggies), Soft&Bouncy (2008, rounded sans), Renard (2008), Antarctica, Metaphor, Patagonia (2007, rounded sans), Belshaw Donut Robot (2007, sans), Soft Serve (2008, comic book or ice cream cone ad typeface designed by Haley Fiege and James Arboghast at Sentinel Type), Patagaonia (2009, a free softly rounded sans), and Metaphor (2007, a reverse italic). MyFonts sells Advice Dog, Rolo Contreras (2010, a high-contrast script face), Soft Serve, Teaspoon, Parakeet (2010, a connected script that could also pass for a signage face), League Script (2010, free connected script). Cairo is a free remastered true type version of the Mac OS6 classic (pixel) font originally designed by Susan Kare. It includes all your favourites, like cow dog, grapes and omelet. Dafont link. Photos of her designs at Flickr. Behance link. Fontspace link. Fontsy link. Web Font Directory link. Klingspor link. Dafont link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Kiosk Fonts (Berlin) was founded in 2008 by Frank Griesshammer (b. 1983), a German graduate at HBKsaar, 2008. Graduate of the Masters program in type design at KABK, 2010. His graduation project in Den Haag involved the multi-pen face Quixo (2010), which seems to be have just the right flexibility for packaging and ads.
His alphabets from 2008: Fleischwurst Fett (blackletter), Drückerei (grunge by Haiko Günther), Sommerfest, Rex Mundi (by Haiko Günther), PX Barok (a stitching and needle typeface), Ghana Signpainters Divine Healer (by Haiko Günther), Pappe (randomized cut-out face), Wüste Fraktale (a pixel blackletter by Haiko Günther), A4, Ghana Signpainters Safari (by Haiko Günther), Ghana Signpainters Cocktail (comic book and ad style by Haiko Günther), Format, Black Frituur (blackletter by Haiko Günther), Monaural (geometric), Steelcut (based on Woodcut; by Haiko Günther), Coswig, Roundenau (very rounded).
Frank lived in Den Haag, but joined Adobe's type department in 2011.
Graduate of the London College of Communication who works in Paris. His list of typefaces:
Painter-artist-type designer Andrzej Koston offered a wonderful collection of free fonts in truetype format for Mac and PC: Block, Brandy, Cartoon, Caligari, NussCrips, Gully, Chroma (3D effect), Kundrum (grunge), Kamil (handwriting), Gongo Pongo, Petersilie, Takatuka, and Hot.Pot. In June 2001, these fonts were published: Crumb (old typewriter), Furma, Glass, Harmless, Papua, Poppy, Quarry (ransom note font), Reaktor-B, Reaktor-C, Robinson, Splinter, Taboo. page disappeared. [Google] [More] ⦿
K-Type is Keith Bates' (b. 1951, Liverpool) foundry in Manchester, UK, est. 2003. Keith works as an Art&Design teacher at a Salford High School. Dafont link. Yet another URL. Fontspace link. Fontsy link. Behance link. They custom design type, and sell some of their own creations.
His free fonts are here:
Custom / corporate typefaces: With Liverpool-based art director Liz Harry, Bates created a personalized font, loosely based on Coco Sumner's handwritten capitals, for the band I Blame Coco. Medium and Semibold weights of Gill New Antique were commissioned by LPK Design Agency. Stepping Hill Hospital and Bates created Dials, a pictorial font to help hospital managers input data about improvements. A custom font was designed for Bolton Strategic Economic Partnership.
Lamatas un Slazdi
Design studio, est. 1999 in Riga, Latvia. They are doing some type design under the guidance of Kristians Sics, aka Chris Lamatas. No sales or downloads as far as I can tell. Kristians Sics (b. 1961, Riga), who studied at the Art Academy of Latvia, now lives in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, where he is a graphic designer and illustrator. In 2010, Sics established the commercial foundry Lamatas un Slazdi. Typefaces (from 2010 or just before 2010):
Well over 500 original designs by Ray Larabie formerly from from Port Credit/Mississauga, Ontario, but now in Nagoya, Japan. Fontspace link. Dafont link. Abstract Fonts link. Another URL. Another URL. Fontsy link.
Ray Larabie's fonts were originally free. The site was discontinued in the summer of 2001. Ray Larabie started a second life in his new commercial foundry, Typodermic, which opened in the Autumn of 2001.
The following fonts are free: Blue Highway (1996-2011, based on American road signs, +Linocut), Strenuous, Shlop (2001, blood drip font), Tofu, Electoral Blue, Embargo, Lunaurora, MarqueeMoon, President Gas (nice stencil font), Motorcade, Overload, Baltar (2010), Dignity of Labour (1999), DirtyBakersDozen (1998, military stencil), Mufferaw (2000), Kimberley (2002), Typodermic, Mexcellent (2000, a great triline and 3D face), Minya (old typewriter font), PulseState, Quinquefoliate, Yadou, Para-Aminobenzoic, Hydrogen Whiskey, Metal Lord (an Iron Maiden font made in 1996), Golden Girdle, DazzleShips, Kredit, Minisystem, Boron, RiotAct, GlazKrak (1996), SoRunDown (1997; visions of Detroit in 2010), YellowPills, Fake Receipt, Tinsnips, Lucky Ape, Bailey's Car, Icicle Country, Home Sweet Home, Let's Eat, Giant Tigers, RoboKoz, Snidely, Xtra-Flexi-Disc, Fluoride Beings, Field Day Filter, Bramalea Beauty (1998), Braeside Lumberboy (stencil font), Oliver's Barney, Rothwell, Fragile Bombers, Yawnovision, Superheterodyne, Massive Retaliation, Instant Tunes, Neurochrome, Xenowort, Balcony Angels, Neuropol Deluxe, Quadaptor, Deftone Stylus, Lady Starlight, LetterSet, Map of You, First Blind, Larabiefont (monospaced, 1999), Monofonto (monospaced, 1999), Orange kid, Thiamine (1999), Green Fuzz, Gunplay (stencil font), Mail Ray Stuff, Walshes Outline, Mississauga, Union city blue, Carbon Phyber (1999-2009), Carbon Block, Plain Cred, First Blind, Walshes, Credit river, Dendritic Voltage, Neuropolitical, Poke, Port Credit, Lesser Concern, Kustom Kar, Mold Papa, Kleptocracy, Blue Highway D, Hots, Coolvetica, Holy Smokes, Chinese Rocks, sudbury Basin, Lilliput steps, Hurontario, Participants, Adriator (1999), Airmole (2000), Airmole Antique (2000), Ethnocentric, Biting My Nails, Biting Outline, Dyspepsia, Vanilla Whale, Libel Suit, Effloresce, BeatMyGuest, DreamOrphans, EffloresceAntique, EnnobledPet, Euphorigenic, EyeRhyme, GotNoHeart, Hamma Mamma Jamma (1998), Octoville, PlainCred1978, Plasmatic, RadiosinMotionHard, Densmore (a modern stencil font), RadiosinMotion (a morse font), Sexsmith, ShouldveKnown, ShouldveKnownShaded, 20thCenturyFontItalic, Counterscraps, Cretino, , Duality, Echelon (1999, + Italic), Effloresce, Fabian, KenyanCoffee, MinyaNouvelle, OliversBarney, Oil Crisis (2002, car dingbats), SybilGreen (2000), Tork (2000), Degrassi, Vibrocentric, Rafika (stencil font), Berylium, Pakenham, Steelfish, Bullpen, Almonte Woodgrain, Sandoval, Sappy Mugs (2002, mugshots), Colourbars, Unispace, Urkelian (1998), Subpear, Stasmic, StreetCred (1998), Zekton Dots, Vademecum, Vectroid (2000), Zeroes One (1999).
The early commercial fonts at Typodermic included Amienne (2004, brush script), Asterisp (named Aplha through Iota, asterisks, 2000), Bomr (2002), Jillican, Tank (2004, an octagonal face), Telidon Ink and Wyvern. Rare Larabie fonts. Mass download. Direct access to some fonts. Noteworthy is that Neuropol is the font in the official logo of the 2006 Olympic Winter Games. Roxio's new Easy Media Creator 7 includes 36 updated Ray Larabie freeware fonts with expanded character sets, kerning, Euro symbol and installable embedding: Arnprior, Baveuse, Berylium, Berylium Bold Italic, Blue Highway (based on the US highway series E font), Blue Highway Condensed, Blue Highway D Type, Blue Highway Bold, Blue Highway Linocut, Burnstown Dam, Carbon Block, Credit Valley (+ B, I,&BI), Earwig Factory, Hurry Up, Kredit, Krystoid, Minya Nouvelle (+ B, I,&BI), Neuropol, Planet Benson 2, Pupcat (unicase), Stereofidelic, Sybil Green (2000, girlish font), Teen (+ B, I, BI, Light, and Light Italic)), Velvenda Cooler, Velvenda MegablackWaker.
Fonts made in 2004-2005: Stentiga (free), Boopee, Zalderdash, First Blind 2, Fenwick Outline, Amienne, Induction, Huxtable, Good Times, Euphorigenic, Neuropolitical, Effloresce, Squealer, Axaxax, Coolvetica, Cretino, Heroid (comic book).
Larry E. Yerkes
Doetinchem, NL-based graphic designer designer (b. 1988, Hengelo) of Johanneke (2010, counterless and outlined family), Sammies Sans (2010, grunge), Chinese-troops-waiting-at-the-border (2009, graffiti), KingjolA (2009, grungy blackletter), Efontlution (2009), sleeperzzzz (2009, grunge), Jersey Stories (2009, script), Unchanged Thoughts (2009), Hey Mom Hey Dad (2009), Shutdown (2009, 3d comic book style face), Hey Boy Hey Girl (2009), Jo wrote a love song (2009, scratchy hand), False Advertising (2009, grunge), Old English Hearts (2009, grunge blackletter), Stone Era Pixels (2009), Waste of Paint (2009, grunge), Baby Eskimo Kisses (2009, outline), Opa Puk (2009, brushy), Bedtime Stories (2009, flowing script), Manenschijn 02 (2009), Create a cartoon (2009), Release Me (2009).
Fonts made in 2012: Holland Blocks (counterless fat squared glyphs).
Le Canard Déchainé
Dutch designer (b. 1966) of Lenteroos (2005), Blokletters (2005, in three weights: Potlood, Balpen and Viltstift---these are excellent substitutes for something like Comic Sans), Slantwise (2004), Hard Compound (2004), Soft Compound (2004), Angie's New House (2004, great squarish font, almost in Wim Crouwel's Hiroshima style), Kenteken (2004, based on the Dutch licence plates), Kenteken Smits (2013), Square Peg (2004, renamed Square Wise to resolve naming conflicts with a commercial font of the same name by Rob Leuschke), TeleTekst (2004).
Illustration and font creation studio. Commercial fonts by them include Sweety Pie (2010, curly), Rapière (sharp-edged comic book face), Métropole (condensed), Fökker, Gothique (grotesque), Phillip LePine is located in Williamsville, NY. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Chuck Davis (Palmdale, CA) is the founder of Letterhead Fonts. LHF was established in 1999. They specialize in sign and logo fonts, taking inspiration from wood type and late 19th century style typefaces. The fonts are sold by MyFonts. Free fonts "Letterhead Tuscan" (handlettering), Quadrex (2006, 3d effect font), and Wal-Mart People (dingbats). 19 USD display fonts: Esoteric (1999), Wall Dog, Double Gild, Convecta, Smalts, Splash, Lisa. His Atkinson collection has a few nice letterings: Heavy Sign Script, Eccentric French, Fancy Roman and Modern 1908 Classic (now called Cafe Nouveau) stand out. A small archive rounds out the site. Mike Stowe designed Old Blackletter in 2001. Ken McTague made the hand-lettered style typeface Boston Truckstyle. Designed by Brian Kniceley in 2000: LHF Henderson Church, LHF Ohnimus Florid, LHF Ohnimus Spiked, LHF Strong Tea House, Strong Caliope, Strong Nouveau.
Fonts made in 2000 by Chuck Davis: LHFActionMovie LHF Bulletin Plug, LHF Classic Block, LHF Condensed French, LHF Convecta (2005, beveled face), LHF Cool Blue, LHF Crouching Tiger, LHF Def Artist, LHF Def Writer, LHF Double Gild, LHF Eccentric French Lt, LHF Esoteric, LHF Heavy French Roman, LHF Heavy Sign Script, LHF Jami (2000), LHF Letterhead Tuscan, LHF Lisa, LHF Modern 1908 Classic, LHF Quantum (2001, techno family), LHF Smalts, LHF Splash,LHF Tuscan Full Block (Western style), LHF Wall Dog, LHF Letterhead Tuscan. Fonts made in 2001 by Chuck Davis: LHF Advertisers Plug ATK, LHF Argentine Solid, LHF Boston Truckstyle, LHF Esoteric New, LHF Grants Antique, LHF Mister Kooky, LHF Mister Spooky, LHF Scriptana (2003, angular calligraphic script).
The following are all by Chuck Davis: LHF Fat Cat (2011, a round informal face influenced by Alf Becker's rounded block letterstyle), LHF Bank Note (2007), Quadrex (2005), Menace (2004, comic book style), Michelle (2004, calligraphic script), LHF Ambrosia (2004, free), Sofia Script (2003), Stanford Script (2003), Sarah Script (2003), Fancy Full Round (2003, a Western face inspired by Al Imelli, ca. 1900), Matthews Thin (2003, tall caps face), New Modern Classic (2003), LHF Birgitta (2003, roman style typeface, inspired by an E.C. Matthews book), LHF Happy Fun Ball (2003, comic book style), CD Esoteric, OldSignFont, Robin, LHFDefWriter, LHFDefArtist, LHF Amarillo (2001, a spurred serif), LHFBeckerMonogramEnglish, LHFBeckerPosterScript, LHFBeckerRoundedBlock, LHFConclaveFLATreg, Cool Blue (2003), LHFConclaveFLATwide, LHFConclaveROUNDreg, LHFConclaveROUNDwide, LHFConclaveSHARPreg, LHFConclaveSHARPwide, LHFCrouchingTiger, LHFCrouchingTigerCONVEX, LHFEquinox, LHF Esoteric3 (2004), LHFMirageBOLD, LHFMirageITALIC, LHFMirageREG, LHFMonogram, LHFQuantumCONVEX, LHFQuantumREG, LHFRomanaClassico, LHFScriptana (great lettering font), LHFTimberlodge, Village, Kelly Ann, Outlaw, Hensler (2002, a cigar box face), Antique Half Block (2002, wood type), Spurred Egyptian, Wolverine, Ortlieb, Super Thick&Thin, Denise, Hensler, Charlotte, Antique Half Block (2002), Supabad (2003), Brianna (2003, techno), Happy Fun Ball (2003, comic book family), Naylorville (2004), LHF Grant's Antique (2004, caps only Victorian face), Michelle (2004), Cafe Corina (2006, a decorative 19th century style free font by Chuck Davis), LHF Ambrosia (2004, a purely Victorian free font by Chuck Davis), Lincoln (2006), No Fishin (2006), LHF Bell Boy (2004, a free art deco font, Chuck Davis), LHF Full Block (2003; free slab serif athletic number face by Davis), Mike's Block (free slab serif by Davis), Old Block (free athletic numbering face by Davis), Old Stock (2007, lettering from old stock market certificates), Hick Sticks (2007, letters made from sticks), LHF Fast Slant (2007, comic book style), LHF Big Daddy (2012, fat signage family).
At one point, Chuck Davis was running Blu Creative Media, where he published BLU Esoteric (1999).
Nils Lindstrom is a Glendora, CA-based logotype and type designer. He is the creator of the elegant script face Elfin (2007, a fanciful reinterpretation of the elvish type found inside the ring in J. R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings), and the heavywight upright signage script Beppo (2011). Jeff Rubow designed Sticks (comic book face) and Mr Jenkins (comic book style) at Lindstrom in 2010. MyFonts link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Berlin-based type designer. Co-creator with Hannes von Döhren of ITC Chino, ITC Chino Display (2009), a soft-edged bold signage and sans family, FF Basic Gothic (2010, a grotesk family), and Livory (2010), a rounded serif type family of four fonts influenced by the French Renaissance Antiquas from the 16th century. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Brazilian designer (b. 1988) of Crash-a-Like (2010), SharkFormalFunnyness (2010), Shark Party (2010, comic book face), SharkMadeInJapan (2010, handprinted), Shark Army (2010, stencil), SharkHandWrittenABC (2010), Shark Random Funnyness 2 (2009), Shark Claw Damage (2009), Shark Trouble (2009), Shark Claw Damage (2009, handprinted), Super Mario Bros Alphabet (2009), Shark Got Your Hand (2009), Shark Soft Bites (2009), SharkCrash (2009, comic book style), FOP Title Style (2009, comic book face), Onomato Shark (2009, comic book style), FOP Title Style (2009, comic book face), Shark Super Hand (2009), FairlyOddFont (2008, comic book style), Shark Supah FX (2008, comic book style), Shark Heavy ABC (2008), Shark Hands (2008, comic book outline face), SharkRandomFunnyness (2008, comic book style) and the pixel faces SMWHudNameFont (2008) and SMWTextFont (2008), used in the Super Mario games. He also made Shark Scratching (2008). FairlyOddFont (2008) is based on a font shown in the cartoon Fairly Oddparents, by Butch Hartman.
Luedecke Design Font Co (was: LDF Fonts)
Jake Luedecke (LDF Fonts, or Luedecke Design Font Co) (b. 1999) is the Dallas, TX-based creator of preponderantly hand-printed and pixel typefaces. These include Figurativative (sic) (sketched font), TeleVision, Dynasty (a beautiful 3d sketched outlined typeface), Mom's Diner (sketched didone font), Flatbread (2013, +Inline), LDF Comic Sans (2013), Splinterwood (2013, Kafkaesque), Best Day Ever (2013), Kibby Sans, Kibby Slab (2013: an extra-condensed FontStruct typeface), Variety (2013, textured caps), Spring Time, Blue Printed (2013), Exposition (fat finger face, +Shadow), Okay (outlined face), Anthro, Vintage One (2013, an outlined and shadowed face), (2013, a minimalist sans), Barua (2013), Vibe (2013, a multiline typeface), University Two (2013), Ovrlap (outlined), Swirlvetica (2013, sketch font), Futurr (2013, textured typeface based on Futura Bold Condensed), Maximum (2013), Carrier Hand (2013, a hand-printed Courier), Stroke (2013, a scratchy typeface), Three Dee (2013), Blue Noon (2013, textured typeface), Cordova (2013, pixel font), Komik (2013, comic book face), Eggs (2013), Eggs Extra Yolk (2013), CymoPxl (2013, pixel face), Pxlvetrica (2013, pixel face), Cymo (2013), Promoleus (2013), Boston Regular (2012), University (2012), Historian (2012, hand-printed), Helveticamazing (2012), TM Tonite (2012, an art deco poster font), Cozumix (2012), Swagger Capitals (2012), Flovio (2012) and Dotty (2012, hand-printed).
Luis Alberto Vargas Zuñiga
Norwegian graphic designer, born in Lillehammer in 1967, who works in Oslo. His fonts are distributed by Thirstype. He now runs Millimeter Design. He is also involved in the Norwegian design studio Melkeveien designkontor, where all his fonts can be ogled. They include:
Manfred Klein's Fonteria
Frankfurt-based designer (b. 1932) whose creative output is so large that he deserves a separate web page. His URL at Moorstation from 2000-2007. New page on him by Florian Rochler. Font squirrel link. Dafont link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Maniackers Design (or: MKS)
About 150 free original fonts by Masayuki Sato (from Futaba, Japan), over half of them pixel fonts. For most fonts, he has a Latin alphabet (denoted by AL) and a katakana alphabet (denoted by KT). Some also have a hiragana version (denoted by HR). All fonts were made between 1998 and 2009.
Slovakian designer (b. 1978) of the free comic book faces Konstructer (2008), AntiHrdina (2008), PetBone (2008), My E Go (2008), Rehotalk (2008), Dessin Immortel (2008) and Mankinoid 2008 (2008). [Google] [More] ⦿
Manuel Eduardo Corradine
In 2013, she published the hand-drawn caps face Clumsy (Gaslight) and the bouncy Latin / Cyrillic cartoon font Bully Girl (with Valery Zaveryaev, Gaslight), which comes with the dingbat typeface Bully Kids. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
María Angélica Estrada Cano
Bogotá, Colombia-based foundry, est. 2009, by María Angélica Estrada Cano, who is a Colombian design director, b. Bogotá, 1979. She studied architecture between 1998 and 2004 in Javeriana University, Bogotá, Colombia. Her fonts include Bolita 1 and 2 (2009, playful), Bolita Dingbats (2009, mostly ghosts), Margara (2009, roundsed handprinted comic book style) and Makika (2006-2007, a brush handwriting face by Maria Angelica Estrada Cano and Fabian Camargo Guerrero that includes Makika Gris, Negra and Super Negra as well as some dingbats). Lita (2006-2009) is another brushy signage face codesigned by Maria Angelica Estrada Cano and Fabian Camargo Guerrero. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Born in 1982 in Canada, this illustrator has a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies (English Literature and Visual Arts) from the University of British Columbia. With John Roshell, she created the comic book lettering fonts Marian Churchland and Marian Churchland Journal (2009, Comicraft). FontShop link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
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 2011 he started Mawns Design. In 2011 he already had over seven million downloads of his fonts, which were featured at websites such as Dafont and Myfonts.
In 2010, he went commercial, and started selling fonts through MyFonts. His typefaces, both free and commercial:
Mark Simonson Studio
Mark Simonson Studio is located in StPaul, MN. Mark founded Mark Simonson Studio around 2000, and describes himself as a freelance graphoc designer and type designer. From his CV: Early in my career I worked mainly as an art director on a number of magazines and other publications including Metropolis (a Minneapolis weekly, 1977), TWA Ambassador (an inflight magazine, 1979-81), Machete (a Minneapolis broadsheet, 1978-80), Minnesota Monthly (Minnesota Public Radio's regional magazine, 1979-85), and the Utne Reader (1984-88). I was head designer and art director for Minnesota Public Radio (1981-85) and an art director for its sister company, Rivertown Trading Company (1992-2000). During that time, I designed over 200 audio packages, including most of Garrison Keillor's, along with several hundred products (t-shirts, mugs, rugs, watches, etc.) for the Wireless, Signals, and other mail order catalogs. I have frequently done lettering as part of design projects I'm working on. This has always been my favorite part, so in 2000 I opened my own shop specializing in lettering, typography and identity design. I've also been interested in type design since my college days. I started licensing fonts to FontHaus in 1992, and since starting my new business, stepped up my efforts in developing original typefaces. I now have more than 70 fonts on the market with many more to come. This is increasingly becoming the focus of my activities. His fonts:
Art Director at Vatson & Vatson (now Vatson Wunderman) in Estonia. At ATypI 2005 in Helsinki, he spoke about Digitizing the "Estonian national" typefaces. In his own words: His fonts Pagana, Vaderi and others are based on a lettering of such Estonian mid-20th century typographers as Günther Reindorff, Paul Luhtein and Villu Toots. ATypiI reports: Mart Anderson is producing a range of revival typefaces based on the lettering on 20th century Estonian book designers. The character of their (mainly pen-drawn) work is rather like woodcut lettering, with gently curved slab sides. To make them suitable for typesetting, the characters have been slightly tidied up. Sample of his work on posters, 2005-2006. Scans of faces: Sula (2005, flowing and angular), Panin (2006, playful), EiBanner (2006, comic book face), AmaKaas (2005, again that soft angular theme). [Google] [More] ⦿
Dutch alphabetician who was active in the 1930s. Hans van Maanen at Canada Type revived his lettering as digital fonts: Archie (2010) is a square face, and Agent (2010) is pure comic book or signage style. Chikita (2008) by Patrick Griffin and Rebecca Alaccari at Canada Type is an upright ronde script that is also based on Meijer's work. The angular calligraphic type family Libertine (2011, by Patrick Griffin and Kevin Allan King at Canada Type) was also inspired by Meijer. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Dutch freelance graphic, logo, type and web designer, b. 1989. He operated as MS Designs. In 2010, he made an extensive comic book / fat finger face called Dion which was used in a national Dutch campaign "Zonder Cash ben je nergens" (You're nowhere without Cash). Celente (a transitional typeface) is also from 2010. Modani is an unfinished didone from 2010.
He writes: I am now working on several typefaces including a modern grotesque typeface called Dagon Sans, an antique humanist/grotesque typeface called Crouton Grotesque, a sturdy transitional typeface with oldstyle elements called Icarus (+ Icarus Sans) and a modern serif called Hagel (+ Hagel Slab).
In 2011, he created Icarus (text family), Icarus Sans, Triumviraat (+Display, +Sans, a flared family), Kolibrie (humanist sans), Noorderlicht (after Gerrit Noordzij's Ruse), and Noorderlicht Sans (both were discontinued), Crouton Grotesque, Celcius (his most complete font family yet) and Dagon.
Martin Wait Typeface and Lettering Company
Martin Wait (born Forest Gate, UK, 1942) is based in Horndon on the Hill, UK. The Martin Wait Typeface and Lettering Company is Martin Wait's outlet for his fonts. Initially he was associated with Letraset.
Martin made Freestyle Script in 1981 for Letraset, but this face has now been surpassed many times, in my opinion. He also designed Artiste (1991), Cathedral (multiline decorative face, Letraset---this face has never been digitized), Emphasis (1989), Forest Shaded (1986), Hadfield (1980), Balmoral (1978, Letraset [see also Ballad Script (SoftMaker), Balmoral ICG, BalmoralD (URW) and Balmoral SH (Scangraphic)]), Informal Roman (1989), Horndon (1984, Western lettering), Banner (1986), Laser (1987), Laser Chrome (1987), Bertram (1991, comic book lettering named for the famous Bertram Mills Circus), Pendry Script (1981), Pritchard (1990), Rapier (1989), Refracta (1988), Challenge Bold (1982), Conference (1978), Forest (1986), Riva (1994), Roquette (1993), Scriba (1992), William Lucas (free-flowing connected script), Wild Thing (1995), Masquerade (1977, Letraset), Tractor (2001), Julietrose (2006, informal script, Monotype), Company (2012), Spectra New Style (2012, monoline sans).
André Kuzniarek is Electronic Documents Manager, Wolfram Research, 100 Trade Center Drive, Champaign IL 61820A, in charge of fonts for Mathematica. He developed PostScript math fonts between 1996 and 1998 for Mathematica: Math1-Bold, Math1, Math1Mono-Bold, Math1Mono, Math2-Bold, Math2, Math2Mono-Bold, Math2Mono, Math3, Math3Bold, Math3Mono-Bold, Math3Mono, Math4-Bold, Math4, Math4Mono-Bold, Math4Mono, Math5, Math5Bold, Math5Mono, Math5MonoBold.
Another set of Wolfram fonts is called Mathematica. It ships with the software. Mathematica is a large typeface family designed by Andre Kuzniarek, with Gregg Snyder and Stephen Wolfram (head of Wolfram) between 1996 and 2001. That family has invaded many font archives, such as this one.
Born in Heilbronn, Germany, in 1994, Matthias Luh set up the Mathhias Luh Foundry in 2010. Matthias Luh lives in Bietigheim-Bissingen.
His first batch of typefaces, all dated 2010, includes Electric Typewriter (a fat rounded but squarish face), Cash Point Mono (dot matrix face), Rough Bits (grunge), Matthew's Scribblings (scribbled hand), Autumn Leaves (handprinted), Modern Curves (organic sans), Peanutz (handprinted), Matthew's Text (handprinted and grungy), and Mandala FX (comic book face).
Later typefaces: Typewriter BasiX (2011, old typewriter), Take Some Notes (2011, notebook face), Skribblex (2011, scribbly face), Typewriter Revo (2011), Lisa's Hand (2012), Look At Me (2012, +Outline: cartoonish), 19th Century Retro (2012, blackletter), 14 Segment LED Display (2013).
Letterer, typographer, McCalls magazine art director. American designer (b. 1904, Philadelphia) of two faces at ATF, both boring designs without any vision. Klingspor link. Linotype link. Typedia link. FontShop link. His typefaces:
Maxwell Rasche, an art director in Miami, FL, created Komik Sans (2013).
MCKL (was: Mickel Design)
French graphics lettering company initially involved in instant lettering (made by Trip Productions), and some original typeface designs. From 1989 until 1994, Mecanorma worked with another Dutch company Visualogik to create digital versions of their typefaces, all having MN in their names. Monotype licensed and digitized some of Mecanorma's typefaces. In 1995, Mecanorma got out of graphics and stepped into home decoration. In 1999, Trip Productions, a Dutch Company located in Lisse, purchased the Mecanorma brand and what was left of the company. In 2004, International TypeFounders from Cedars, PA, licensed the typefaces from Trip Productions and released them as the Mecanorma Collection.
Their collection includes some great fonts: Access, Artdeco, Artworld, BalloonMN, Brio, BusoramaMN, Campus, CardCamio, Carplate, CaslonAntiqueVL, ChocMN, CircusMN, ComicStripMN, DynamoMN, Galba, Globe-Gothic-Outline, Glowworm, Jackson, LibraMN, MtPlacard, Ortem, Renault, RoslynMN, Sayer, SayerScriptMN, SquashMN, Sully-Jonquieres, Watch-Outline. You can also buy through Atomic Type. Projected new URL, which I am afraid will never be activated because in 1999, the company was bough by the Dutch company Trip Productions.
Fonts.com sells these: MN Access Bold, MN Access Medium, MN Access Volume, MN Art Deco, MN Art World, MN Balloon Bold, MN Balloon Extra Bold, MN Blippo Black, MN Brio, MN Bulletin Typewriter, MN Choc, MN Circus, MN Comic Strip, MN Estro, MN Fumo Dropshadow, MN Galba, MN Gillies Gothic Bold, MN Gillies Gothic Light, MN Gillies Gothic Ultra, MN Gillies Gothic Ultra Shaded, MN Gillies Gothic Ultra Volume, MN Gillies Gothic Volume, MN Globe Gothic Bold, MN Globe Gothic Bold Condensed, MN Globe Gothic Outline, MN Globe Gothic Volume, MN Glowworm, MN Glowworm Compressed, MN Glowworm Volume, MN Gothique, MN Hotel, MN Isonorm, MN Jackson, MN Leopard, MN Milton Demi Bold, MN Orator, MN Organda, MN Organda Bold, MN Organda Volume, MN Ortem, MN Renault, MN Renault Bold, MN Renault Volume, MN Rondo, MN Sayer Interview, MN Sayer Script Black, MN Sayer Script Bold, MN Sayer Script Light, MN Sayer Script Volume, MN Squash, MN Squash Outline, MN Squash Volume, MN Sully Jonquieres, MN Sully Jonquieres Bold, MN Sully Jonquieres Volume, MN Swaak Centennial, MN Vivaldi, MN Watch Outline, MN Windsor, MN Windsor Elongated, MN Xerxes, MN Zambesi.
Designers include Albert Boton, J.H. Crook, Jan van Dijk, J. Dresscher, Roger Excoffon, U. Fenocchio, L. Fumarolo, William Gillies, N. Glason, Lennart Hansson, B. Jaquet, K. Kochnowicz, J. Larcher, C. Mediavilla, José Mendoza y Almeida, L. Meuffels, Aldo Novarese, Geroges Renevey, F. Robert, Manfred Sayer, M. Schmidt, J.P. Thaulez, J. Werner and Bogdan Zochowski.
The Western slabby font Figaro MT (2004) is ascribed to Mecanorma.
A list culled from the web: AccessMN-Bold, AccessMN-Medium, AmericanUncialMN, AnatolMN, ArnoldBocklinMN, ArtdecoMN, ArtworldMN, AsterMN-Demi, AsterMN-Roman, BalloonMN-Bold, BalloonMN-ExtraBold, BlippoBlackMN, BrioMN, BritishInseratMN, BritishInseratMNCondensed, BrushMN, Bulletin-Typewriter, BusoramaMN-Bold, CaligraMN, CampusMN, CardcamioMN, CarplateMN, CaslonAntiqueVL, CelticMN-Bold, CelticMN-Italic, CelticMN, CenturyMNCondensed-BoldItalic, CenturyMNCondensed-Bold, CheltenhamMN-Book, CheltenhamMN-BookItalic, CheltenhamMN-Ultra, ChicagoMN, ChinonMN, ChocMN, CircusMN, ClassicScriptMN, ComicStripMN-Italic, ComicStripMN, CommercialScriptMN, ContestMN, Cooper-Black-Italic, Cooper-Black-Outline, CooperBlackMN, CushingMN-Book, CushingMN-Heavy, CushingMN-HeavyItalic, CushingMN-Medium, DubbeldikMN, DynamoMN-Bold, DynamoMN-Medium, DynamoMN-Shadow, EgyptienneMNCondensed-Bold, ElanMN-Extended, ElanMN-Light, ElanMN-Medium, EnrouteVL, ErasMN-Book, ErasMN-Demibold, ErasMN-Ultra, ErasMN, EstroMN, EurostileMN-Extended, EurostileMN-ExtendedBold, EurostileMN-Medium, FidelioMN, FolioMN-Bold, FolioMN-Extrabold, ForelleMN, FranklinGothicMN-Book, FranklinGothicMN-BookItalic, FranklinGothicMN-Heavy, FrizQuadrataMN-Bold, FrizQuadrataMN, Fumo-DropshadowMN, FuturaBlackMN, GalbaMN, Gillies-Gothic-Bold, Gillies-Gothic-Light, Gillies-Gothic-Ultra-Shadow, Gillies-Gothic-Ultra, GlobeGothicMN-Bold, GlobeGothicMNCondensed-Bold, GlobeGothicMNOutline, GlowwormMN, GlowwormMNCompressed, GorillaVL-Bold, GothiqueMN, HanssonStencilMN-Bold, HanssonStencilMN, HillmanMN, HillmanMNCondensed, HotelMN, IrishUncialVL, IsonormMN, Italia-Bold, Italia-Book, Italia-Medium, JacksonMN, JubileeLinesMN, LatinaMN, LeopardMN, LibraMN, MRunic-Condensed, MSwingBold, MachineMN-Bold, MachineMN, MichelinaMN, MiltonMN-Demibold, MistralVL, MtPlacard-Condensed, NormaliseDinMN, OklahomaState, OliveCompactMN, OliveMNBold, OliveNordMN, OratorMN, OrgandaMN-Bold, OrgandaMN, OrtemMN, PascalMN, PolkaMN-Bold, PolkaMN, PopplExquisitMN, PopplExquisitMN-Alternative, RenaultMN, RenaultMNBold, RondoMN, RoslynMN-Bold, RoslynMN-Bold, RoslynMN-Outline, RoslynMNMedium, SaphireMN, SayerMN-Interview, SayerScriptMN-Black, SayerScriptMN-Bold, SayerScriptMN-Light, SayerSpiritualMN-Italic, SayerSpiritualMN, SloganMN, SquashMN-Outline, SquashMN, StencilAntiqueMN, StencilAntiqueVL, StencilMN, StencilMNOutline, StopMN, StudioMN, SullyJonquieresMN-Bold, SullyJonquieresMN, SwaakCentennialMN, Syntax-Bold, Syntax-Roman, ToucheVL, TziganeMN, ViantMN-Bold, VivaldiMN, VoelBeatMN, WashSymbolVL-Light, WatchMN-Outline, WindsorMN, WindsorMNElongated, ZambesiMN.
Rob Barba (b. 1971, Los Angeles) (Megami Studios, est. 2004) is the Washington, DC-based designer of these free fonts in 2008: Gauche Display (script), Orthotopes (fat, slightly rounded, and gorgeous), Vocaloid (geometric sans), Vocaloid Oblique, Voynich. In 2009, he made Reaver.
At MyFonts, one can buy Voynich, Reaver, Orthotopes, Semiautonomous Subunit Clade (2009, sci-fi), Gauche Display (2010), American Sensation (2010, a techno family), Onigiri (2012), and Shibuya Dancefloor (2009, a techno family), Une Nuit Parisienne (2010, a techno family), Xero (2010, a sans family with irregular stroke widths).
In 2013, they published the cartoonish family Pennywhistle.
Norwegian design studio. They made the logotype Generator Group / Canal Digital (2003), the stencil face Nasjonale festningsverk (2004), Think (2008, an organic visual identity typeface done with Stian Berger and Melkeveien), Always (2005, a connected 1950's style face, designers Magnus Rakeng and Stian Berger; based on Rakeng's very popular earlier face Radio) and the Jugendstil style face Ålesund jugendstilsenter (2004, designers Magnus Rakeng and Stian Berger: based on architect H. Schytte Berg's architectural lettering), Eyecon (Magnus Rakeng), Telenor (a family of five for Telenor), some typefaces for Statoil [samples: i, ii, iii], I am Totally Sonja Henie (for Henie Onstad Kunstsenter), Superduper (by Magnus Rakeng, a comic book style face sold by Village), Quality (another connected script based on Radio, this time produced by Magnus Rakeng and Chester, from Village Type). An example can be seen here. In 2010, they designed Statoil, a display sans family. [Google] [More] ⦿
Michael Gene Adkins
Michael Giovanella (aka micgio) is the FontStructor who made the display face Digital (2012) and Moon Phases (2012). Constellations (2012) is a funky Greek simulation typeface. He also made Blocky Lowercase (2012), Blocky (2012), Stencil (2012) and MG Comix (2012, rounded monoline sans). [Google] [More] ⦿
American cartoonist who created The Norm. See also here. At Fontosaurus, Dan Bailey created a Jantze comic book font in 2003, whose profits will go to the Lance Armstrong Foundation. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Designer of the free font Family Guy (1999), a comic book face with several dingbats built in. He also made South Park (comic book face) and Gurbani Akhar Heavy (Punjabi face). Fontspace link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designers in Paris. Behance link.
Creators of a type family in 2007 called DIN Interpretation, which comes with a stencil style. Before that, they created PacBit (2009, pixel font), BlaBla (2003, a script typeface for comic books), Empowered (2009, a comic book family for the series BD Empowered), SamSam (2007, handprinted), Crush (2006, pixelish), Blake & Mortimer (2008, based on the comic books series by E.P. Jacobs entitled Blake & Mortimer), and Caron (2006, a geometric sans family created for the Croulay vineyard). [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer and old-timer in the signpainting business in San Jose, CA, who influenced sign layout in a big way. Mike Stevens died of a heart attack in 1989 at the age of 46. At the SignDNA foundry, we find reincarantions of many of his alphabets, such as Magic, Stix (art deco), Happy Script, Master, ArRoyo, Tahoe, Staton, BigSur, DuVall, BigRed, BigMedicine, Tenor, Phoenix, Vasona. His bio at SignDNA states: I hope sign people are inspired once again by these great lettering styles of Mike's -- now available as typefaces. MyFonts link.
Author of Mastering Layout: The Art of Eye Appeal and Ninety-Nine Showcards: A Photo Album, and frequent contributor of articles on layout to SignCraft magazine. MyFonts: Few sign artists in recent times have had as much influence on sign layout as Mike Stevens. He not only mastered lettering and layout, but is also credited with starting a renaissance in sign lettering on the West Coast.
Milan Zrnic (b. 1984) is a self-taught graphic designer who now lives in New York. In 2002, Milan created Idyll (2002, commercial sans serif font) while in the Chank Army. In 2003, Milan created and released the free typeface Raedr. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer from Elk River, MN. Creator of Cape Monkey (2004, cartoonish display face). [