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066.FONT is Piotr Wozniak's Polish foundry based in Konskie with some commercial fonts (Linotype Kropki (1997), Dr066, Kfontz) and some free fonts (DNA, Zawijasy, Mieszkanie9 (a halftone curly hand), Plaq, Plaq 108). Kfontz and Dr066 are old typewriter fonts, and Kropki is a dot matrix font. The free fonts are for handwriting. Some fonts at MyFonts.com, such as Pokrak (2009, grunge family), Longinus Pro (2008, a 9-style family of medieval roughly outlined alphabets), Old Stefan (2008, five styles of grungy typewriter), Kra Kra (2008, grunge), Poldi (2007, 3d hand-printed), Poldi No 2 (2008), Bloor (2008), Crazy David No 1 and 2 (2006, grunge), Karacan Pro (2005, eroded look), Polish Dirty News (2005, grunge), Nieanana (2005), Jackcake (2005), Mada693, Nonpress (2006, grunge), Plaq (2005, halftone simulation face), Dr066, KfontZ, Zawijasy (1997, a curly hand, now commercial), Punx (2006, grunge), 066 Army (2006, grunge), Kulfonus No. 1 and 2 (2007, grunge), Duck Duck (2006), Finito (2008, grunge script), Wopi Script (2005), Pimpus (2009, grungy script) and Wopi Script No. 2 (2005) and No. 3 (2007).
The designer is Piotr Wozniak in Krakow (b. Konskie, Poland, 1980).
Typefaces at MyFonts: 066 Army (066.FONT), Bloor (066.FONT), Chigliak (066.FONT), Crazy David No 1 (066.FONT), Crazy David No 2 (066.FONT), Dr066 (066.FONT), Duck Duck (066.FONT), Finito (066.FONT), Jackcake (066.FONT), Karacan Pro (066.FONT), KfontZ (066.FONT), Kra Kra (066.FONT), Kulfonus No 1 (066.FONT), Kulfonus No 2 (066.FONT), Linotype Kropki (Linotype), Longinus Pro (066.FONT), Mada693 (066.FONT), Nieanana (066.FONT), Nonpress (066.FONT), Old Stefan (066.FONT), Pimpus (066.FONT), Plaq (066.FONT), Pokrak (066.FONT), Poldi No 2 (066.FONT), Poldi (066.FONT), Polish Dirty News (066.FONT), Punx (066.FONT), Wopi Script No 2 (066.FONT), Wopi Script No 3 (066.FONT), Wopi Script (066.FONT), Zawijasy (066.FONT).
Founded by Carolina de Bartolo, 101 Editions is the San Anselmo, CA-based publisher of the book Explorations in Typography: Mastering the Art of Fine Typesetting and its iOS companion app. 101 Editions also offers full-service creative direction for a wide range of visual communications. It specializes in contract publishing, typographic consulting and custom typefaces.
Explorations in Typography Mastering the Art of Fine Typesetting is both the title of a 2011 book and the name of a web site by Carolina de Bartolo and Erik Spiekermann. The site is worth a visit, as users can "set" their own text. Their own blurb: [The book] is a vast collection of beautiful typesetting examples. Page after page, a brief article by Erik Spiekermann has been set in hundreds of different ways in hundreds of different typefaces, creating an extended visual taxonomy of typesetting that allows you to learn by looking. With complete type specifications on every page and examples set in hundreds of typefaces (many from the FontFont library), the aggregate effect is an ersatz type catalog as well as an extensive resource of typesetting ideas.
Her typefaces include Txt101 (2014: a fresh typeface for mock text and borders, designed in collaboration with Psy/Ops).
10four design group was founded in 2002 by Sue Lepard and Matt Heximer in Vancouver. Matt Heximer and Sue both graduated from The Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in 1994. Matt has held senior design and freelance positions in several Vancouver design firms.
Designer of ElDiabloRegular, TechnoOrganic (1996), Swashbuckler-Script (1996), BitchinCamero (1996) at Garagefonts. He also created Halqemeylem Serif (1997) for the Stolo Nation, based on Majoor's Scala. The fonts at 10four design include Adanac (free, clean sans), Bitchin' Camaro (scratchy writing font), Devicq (based on the handwriting of actress Paula Devicq), Downsize, El Diablo (gothic), Lonely Cowboy, Lonely Cowpoke (2010), Mia Pets (dingbats), Swashbuckler, Techno Organic.
In 2007, Matt published the free icon typeface Adanac that contains 62 Canadiana symbols.
In 2014, Heximer created Sonovovitch, a unicase display typeface inspired by the Russian Constructivist movement and Soviet Cold War era propaganda. Although a faux Russian font, Sonovovitch has language support for the true Cyrillic alphabet.
In 2016, Matt published the angular Preissig-style Millwright and explains that it is inspired by spunky DIY attitude and Industrial era hardware---an exercise in rendering glyphs with a rudimentary, hand-cut flavour. Behance link. FontShop link. Creative Market link. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Russian graphic and web design studio in Moscow, run by Alexei Vanyashin, Fedor Balashov and Kate Semenova. Alexei Vanyashin studied typography at Stroganov University under Dmitry Kirsanov from 2002 until 2003. He graduated in graphic design from the Institute of Design in Moscow in 2008. In 2009-2010, he worked on the Florian Diploma project at the Type and Typography course at the British Higher School of Art and Design in Moscow under Ilya Ruderman. Florian is a 9-style angular (wedge serif) text family. Florian and Geo Text won First Prize at Granshan 2010 in the Cyrillic text typeface category. Alexei designed the curlified Bodonito Display (2009), Eurotesque, Wire (2009, monoline sans), and ModL (2009). Schmale Antiqua (2010) is a very thin Latin and Cyrillic didone typeface that revives a 19th century typeface widely used for setting book titles. Behance link.
Cofounder in 2011 of Cyreal, a Russian foundry. There, he designed typefaces such as Rationale (2011, with Olexa Volochay and VladimirPavlikov), Vidaloka (2011, a didone done with Olga Karpushina), Alike (2009, with Svetlana Sebyakina), and Adamina (2011, a text typeface for small print: free at OFL). I am not sure if Iceland (2011, Cyreal: free at Google Web Fonts) is also his.
Typefaces made in 2012: Junge (a delicate roman face, free at Google Web Fonts, which was inspired by the calligraphy of Günther Jung), Merge Pro Greek and Cyrillic (codesigned with Kosal Sen, Philatype), Jacques Francois and Jacques Francois Shadow (Cyreal: co-designed with Manvel Shmavonyan, they are revivals of Enschedé No. 811 by J.F. Rosart; free at Google Web Fonts).
Suisse International Condensed Cyrillic won an award at Modern Cyrillic 2014.
Sumana (2015, free at Google Web Fonts, and published by Cyreal) is a family of Latin and Devanagari fonts for text setting and web usage. The Latin counterpart is derived from Lora by Olga Karpushina, Cyreal. Its vertical and horizontal metrics are adjusted to better match with the Devanagari. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
123 Buero is Timo Gaessner's graphic design studio, est. 2002 in Berlin. Gaessner studied at the Kunstacademie in Maastricht, at the University of Arts, Berlin, and at G. Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam. He was a founding member of Balcony Magazine in Paris in 2001. His typefaces include 123Naiv (2004), 123Queen (2004), 123Sweater (2005), 123Julia (2001). All of these are characterized by minimalist shapes. Fonts like 123Naiv can also be bought at Die Gestalten. Free font: Naiv-Fat (2007). Since 2010, partner with Alexander Meyer in Milieu Grotesque. At MilieuGrotesque (or: Meyer&Gässner, Zurich), his fonts Maison (2010, grotesque family) and Chapeau (2010, rounded) can be bought.
Commercial outfit (est. 2004) that has produced its own fonts: Bastian Sans, Bastian Sans CD, Zulan Rounded Black, Zulan, Sonic (futuristic), Sonic Shadow Light, Lotus (artsy handwriting), Lotus Condensed Italic, Okopia Mt (another Treefrog-like hand), Okopia Mt Roman, Fidente Md Shadow XT, Fidente Md. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphics editor for Science at the New York Times. 13pt is the New York-based design and type studio founded by Jonathan Corum. In the early part f his career, he created typefaces such as FB Agency, Eagle (1994, after initial design by David Berlow in 1989, which in turn was based on M.F. Benton's [or Lucian Bernhard's?] 1933 face, Eagle Bold; a strong font!), Law Italic (1997, for Sam Antupit and Harry N. Abrams---a digitization from a specimen of ATF's Law Italic No. 520), Mesa (1994, a Font Bureau handprinting face), the 5-unit handwriting family Victoria's Secret (1997, from hand-drawn originals provided by Sisman Design), the Bodoni-esque font Winterthur Display (1997, drawn for Harry N. Abrams), Law Italic. Custom typefaces include 2x4 (as part of logos), Columbia University, Liz Claiborne, Miesdings (dingbats for the new student center of the Illinois Institute of Technology), Readers Digest Fleurons (1997), WCS Wildlife (2001, the corporate typeface of the Bronx Zoo and the Wildlife Conservation Society).
Omar Ichigo, aka Supar Wanto, operates as 160 Studio out of Cirebon, Indonesia, since 2011. In 2017, he designed the ball terminal typeface Andalas and in 2018 the decorative Victorian typeface Kodia, the brush font Modaro, and the script typefaces Santigold, Rochefort (a signature script and accompanying sans), Anastasiya (a signature script), Browzko, The Smithey, Sartono and OgyiGo. Typefaces from 2019: Baltore (a heavy display sans), Chardy (Script, Sans), Fun Story (a fat finger font), Berson (a vintage font), Fischel (a decorative organic sans), Dead Slime (a Halloween font), Madjoe (a brush script), Darkflow (a horror font), Zolda (a rounded sans), Zolda Script, Anger Bae (a horror brush font), Deadclub (a monster font), Cemanley, Swaylea.
Alex Joganic (1871 Project) is the Birmingham, AL-based designer of Matches (2016, an octagonal typeface), Ciclista (2016, a casual monoline typeface), Superior (2016, a hand-crafted sans), The Victor (2016, hand-crafted), Zara Elyse (2016: script), Fernweh (2016, a hand-crafted typeface with a vintage wood type look) and Xander (2016, in Sans and Serif: 19th century all caps typeface family with a wood type look).
1919 Type Foundry
1919 Type Foundry presents the typographic work of Scott Sullivan, who is currently a graphic design major at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, scheduled to graduate in 2009. About the name: The year 1919 was the year that the Bauhaus school opened in Weimar, Germany. It was roughly the year 1919 when Modernism and Constructivism were born in Germany and the U.S.S.R., respectively. All fonts are heavily based in geometry, therefore: Dosim OKT, Geovlad (2009, constructivist, based on the posters of Georgii and Vladimir Stenberg), 44X34X (2009, futuristic, free). The Triflig Paradigm is another project of his. There he is developing some fonts such as Moon Man, and one can download Gnashraw-Spaced (2009) and two of his FontStruct (pixel) fonts, pgdm001 and pgdm002 (2009). Designmoo link. [Google] [More] ⦿
French type foundry with headquarters in Lyon that sells typefaces made by French type designers Matthieu Cortat, Roxane Gataud, Damien Gautier, Thomas Huot-Marchand, Yoann Minet, and Alice Savoie. These include:
Jakarta, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1991) of Prodush (2018), The Circous (2018: a circus font), Northden (2018: a vintage typeface), Rockinsoda (2018), Light City Sans (2018), Glowria (2018), Huvet Rough (2018: a free weathered typeface), Millicious Script (2018: a free brush font), Restorans (2018: hand-printed), Blank City Script (2018), the signature font Ashyta (2018), Blue Captain (2018), the script typefaces Jenifa (2018), Pretty Girl Monoline (2018), Chicken Noodle (2018), Grinty (2018), Ristica Script (2018), Underbridge (2018: brush), Granshey (2018), Naycila Script (2018), Night Work (2018), Little Spring (2018), Basfar (2018) and Troficanos (2018), the free art deco font Palm Tree (2018), the dry brush script Wild Horse (2018), the condensed Epicologic (2018), the octagonal font Avriella (2018), and the techno font Effort (2018), and the squarish typeface Bedebah (2018).
Typefaces from 2019: Madali, Lumiera, Mantra, American Label, Kida Main, Besty (font duo), Mellonia, Refaline Script, Eliotica, Chance, Lemonace (font duo), Reyonha Script, Mideltone, Prodush, Trushme Script, Wakeup, Sugarly, Rushely Script (retro signage script), Cromana, Arigatho (brush).
Typefaces from 2020: Mideltone (textured), Maghnoyha (a monoline script), Wild Brush, Hotelio (a monoline sans), Roadkey Line (an inline all caps typeface), Sercerez (brush font), Collectials, Avekins, Cread, Gardenia, Glowria, Jenifa, Light City, Millicious, Mindate, Mordova, Murner, Nobstars, Pittania, Rockside. [Google] [More] ⦿
256tm is the foundry of Besançon-based designer Thomas Huot-Marchand (b. Dole, France, 1977), the creator of typefaces such as the 72-weight Garaje (from Garaje 55 to Garaje 100; Garaje 53 Unicase Black is free) and Minuscule (a ten style family for small print), which won an award at the TDC2 2005 type competition. He studied under Peter Keller at the ANRT in Nancy, and teaches at the École d'Art de Besançon.
In Comedia he writes about legibility and the creation of Miniscule, which was optimized to be read at 2 to 6 points. His research for this at the ANRT was based on the theory of "compact typography" put forth by Emile Javal, a French ophtalmologist who explained his ideas in "Physiologie de la lecture et de l'écriture" (1905). For examples, see here and here. Minuscule and the experimental typeface Minerale (2017) are distributed by 205 Corp. Minerale won an award at the Type Directors Club's Type Design Competition 2019.
Lebanon-based Arabic type designer who runs the Arab type news and blog site called Arabic Typography. KHTT link. An ex-student of the KABK in 2006, he currently is a part time instructor of design and typography at Notre Dame University, Louaize, Lebanon, as well as a part time instructor of typography at the American University of Beirut (AUB), both since 2007. His Arabic type foundry is called 29letters.
At ATypI 2008 in St. Petersburg, he ran a workshop on the Arabic Kufi script. Speaker at ATypI 2010 in Dublin on the topic of political resistance and expression through graffiti in Lebanon and Palestine. His contributions to type design:
New commercial foundry offering mainly display type: the following families are available---Candy, Home, Star, Wax, Heads, Manana, and the Happy Holidays dingbats. 29USD per font. Similar and better fonts are available for free elsewhere. [Google] [More] ⦿
In 2010, he went commercial as 2D Typo. The first typeface at 2D typo was the modular pixelish Pressure Drop 2D (2010). This was followed by Ornamental Deco 2D (2010, art deco ornaments), Rally Symbols 2D (2010), Mascaron2D (2010, by Iryna Korchuk), Depot Trapharet 2d (2010, a stencil based on the tram lettering in Lviv), Ascetic 2D (2005-2010), Hutsulyandiya (2010, extraordinary ornaments by Iryna Korchuk), Simeon (2010, calligraphic), Cranked Pipe 2D (2011), Tripyllia 2D (2011, ornaments of the neolithic Trypillya culture), and Ukrainian Barokko (2010, a calligraphic typeface by Genadij Zarechnjuk), Historism Border (2011, border ornaments), Moreske 2D (2012, ornaments), Geomanticus (2012, modular squarish sans).
Typefaces from 2013: Bandelwerk (borders), Digital Stitch, Modern Wave (ornaments based on Alphonse Mucha), Hopferian (Roman caps after engravings by Daniel Hopfer (1470-1536)---typeface completed with help of Mariya Sokil), Simple Ribbon (art nouveau dingbats).
In 2014, Dmitry Rastvortsev, Lukyan Turetsky, and Henadij Zarechnjuk cooperated on the design of the free Latin / Cyrillic handwriting typeface Kobzar KS, which is based on the handwriting of Taras Shnvchenko, a famous Ukrainian poet, artist and philosopher.
Typefaces from 2015: Finetitle (ornaments for headers), Gothic Herbarium (a floriated ornamental font based on the Gothic Revival ornaments developed by Augustus Pugin (1812-1852)), Old Depot (rough stencil), Francesca (decorative caps).
Typefaces from 2017: Military Symbols.
Typefaces from 2018: Strapwork (four ornamental typefaces with friezes, borders and motifs modeled after Balthasar Bos (1554) and 16th century mannerism).
38 Lineart Studio (or: Grayscale, or: Fontsources)
Architect and designer in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, b. 1980, who set up Grayscale, then 38 Lineart, and finally Fontsources.
In 2018, he released the hexagonally-patterned color font Space, the nervous monoline display typeface Barcelona, the monoline script Brandy, the tattoo and metal band blackletter font Amstha, Twinkle (hexagonal texture), Premium Quality, Hightide (signage script), Ashley Pages, Bold Grunge (a wood style Western font), Rabbit House, Strongbold (brush style), Onthel (a rhythmic signage script), Cafeine, Seulanga (calligraphic), Sweet Bubble, Downhill, Architecture (technical writing font), Wisethink (rough brush), Emerald, Ghotic, Oakland (signage script), Parthenon (signage script), Strawberry Night (script), the formal calligraphic font Beauty Athena, the inline font Epicentrum, and the signature font Attitude in 2018.
Typefaces from 2019: Ghoust (a marker font done at Cititype), Diamant Handwriting (a signature font), Utrecht (with Siti Saribanon Nurjannah), Exhibitionist (a fine rhythmic script), Holimount, Prague Metronome (a thin signature script), Allegroost (a brush typeface), Anisha (script), Kyoto Northern, ChiQuel (a Victorian display typeface that can be layered), Hillstone (a dry brush script), Malique, Ginchiest (a retro signage script), Kid Knowledge, Haghia, Khatija Calligraphy, Bernound, Graffity, Brandy Script (monoline), Downhill, Concept (sketched, blueprint font), Konya (signature script), Blacksmith, Curve Calibration (condensed sans).
Typefaces from 2020: Rollingtime (2020: a brush script jointly designed by Muhammad Ridha Agusni and Siti Saribanon Nurjannah), Piedmont (a heavy connected handwriting script advertized as a masculine signature font), Whiplash (an all caps dry brush font), Aceh (a 36-style geometric sans), Youthink, Sacred Letter (a vintage weathered script), Serif Sketch (2020, by Muhammad Ridha Agusni and Siti Saribanon Nurjannah), Corinthiago, Smart Chameleon (2020: a hand-crafted typewriter font by Muhammad Ridha Agusni and Siti Saribanon Nurjannah), Hiroshima Gyoshi (a brush font inspired by Japanese calligraphy), Roughmarker (dry marker font), Brotherhood, Blugie (a fat finger font), Rome Ionic (an all caps roman typeface), Black Orchestra (a great horror or black metal font), Blacl Orchestra (a horror font).
Shanghai, China-based type foundry, est. 2017, with a foreign office in Berlin. They specialize in multilingual and multiscriptual typography and type matching, in particular for Chinese, Latin, Cyrillic and Arabic. Their font catalog in 2020:
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Aka Lilco and Co, and as Lili Lieber-Lövei. Born and raised in Hungary, Lili Lieber lives in Copenhagen and/or Budapest. Designer of (mostly) hand-crafted type. Her typefaces include Apolline (2019: a deco sans), Floyd (2019: a display sans), Shifter (2018: reversed letters), Fulio (2018), Oliwe Sans (2018), Lotto Sans Serif (2017: circle-based and monoline), Jenice (2017), Bilbao (2017), Honey Beast (2017), Azille (2017), Easy Tiger (2017, counterless), Maxetti (2017), Argenta (2017), Yeahsayer (2017, a Bohemian sans), Twin Pines (2017), the avant garde sans typeface Avellino (2017), the neat hand-printed typeface Quimper (2017), Copertino (2017), Pompidour (2017), Bolden (2017), the display typeface Gin & Tonic (2017), Shiraz (2017, primitive script), West Coast (2017, sans), and the monoline sans typefaces Quest (2016, +Stencil) and Knots (2016, +Knotted).
Grégori Vincens is the French type designer who designed the text fonts Albia in 1997, and Firenzia in 1998. He lives in Viroflay, near Paris. He won a judge's award at the Sixth Morisawa type competition in 1999. In 2002, he received a nomination for "Lipton Ice Tea", a corporate identity font, at the Trophées d'Or du salon Intergraphic de Paris. In 2003, he set up 4-Paris, a graphic and typographic design company.
In 2013, he started Fontyou, where he is CEO of a commercial font coop.
Sergiy Tkachenko (b. 1979, Khrystynivka, Cherkasy region, Ukraine) lives in Kremenchuk, Ukraine, and has been a prolific type designer since 2008. Sergiy graduated from Kremenchuk State Polytechnic University in computer systems and networks in 2007. Various other URLs: Microsoft link, Identifont, 4th February, Behance, Klingspor link, Revision Ru, Russian creators, CPLUV Fontspace, Twitter. Kernest link. Sergey Tkachenko's typefaces:
Free and commercial fonts by Andrew Galara (Miami, FL). Free fonts: FaneSerane (Andrew Galarza, 2001), IJ19 (Milan Zrnic, 2000), LikeWindInTheSummer (Andrew Galarza, 2000), Superchalmers (Andrew Galarza, 2001), TransitBullets9mmHollowedShells (Andrew Galarza, 2000). Commercial: 710 west 02, Bohemian Transit, Reset, Time Gate, Western Eyes. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer of the hipsterish display typeface Belle de Mai (2020), a variable display typeface inspired in the cultural shock between high cost zones and the lowest suburbs near big metropolitans cities like Paris, and in the French culture, especially in the hood of La Belle de Mai, where it takes the name from. [Google] [More] ⦿
Bucharest, Romania-based designer of the light-hearted (perhaps children's book) display typeface Circonia (2018).
Adrian Spiegel (912lab, Germany), aka Prinzadi, created the pixel typeface Minusio (2014). In 2017, he designed a brush typeface also called Minusio.
A Is For (was: Aisforapple)
Émilie Rigaud is a French designer who obtained an MA in typeface design from The University of Reading (2009), based on her typeface Coline, a family of seven typefaces intended for pocket books. Before Reading, at ENSAD, she made the simple monoline sans family La Miss Ulm (2006).
In 2007, she started work under the guidance of Alejandro Lo Celso and Philippe Millot on a revival of the first type printed in France, at the Sorbonne, by Ulrich Gering. This work is based on a 1478 edition of Virgilius.
Grotesque 6 (2009) is based on a typeface published in 1880 by Stephenson Blake.
In 2016, the type foundry published Knif Mono Regular, which was designed by Axel Pelletanche-Thévenart under the art direction of Guillaume Grall and Benoit Santiard. It was produced by Emilie Rigaud.
In 2017, Émilie Rigaud published the sharp-edged typeface Tongari, which was modeled after samurai blades. Tongari Display followed in 2020.
In 2018, she designed Naoko, a 7-style wide sans with short descenders, named after astronaut Naoko Yamazaki.
Typefaces from 2020: Olympe Mono (a monospaced and monolinear typeface revived from an old typewriter).
A New Machine
Foundry, est. 2011, in Raleigh, NC, by Kent Swecker. A New Machine created the beautiful hairline hand-printed typeface Hair Line (2011), Sweck Sans (2011, a sans with some contrast and a large x-height), Unstable (2011, a paper cut face), the sketch typeface Crosshatch (2011), and the modular FontStruct-like typeface Model UR (2011).
Typefaces from 2014: Art Party (a festive hand-drawn typeface co-designed with with Erin Solomon), Carawan (a rounded sans family), Back and Forth, Fat Nib (splatter brush face), Smoot (whimsical typeface).
Typefaces from 2017: Down With The King (a great techno headline typeface).
A Thousand Shipwrecks
Design collective in Melbourne which includes Sara Hayat. They created the art deco / Futura Black style typeface Nick Dale in 2009. They also created an ultra-fat psychedelic face in 2009. Posts stopped in 2009. [Google] [More] ⦿
Scott Willimas is the cofounder (with Henrik Kubel) of A2. Before that, it was called A2 Graphics/SW/HK, a London based design bureau founded in 1999 by Scott Williams and Henrik Kubel. At A2, he designed the elliptical typeface family Cubbit, as well as the pixel typeface game Over and Eyeslies. Williams and Kubel co-designed AF-Klampenborg (1997-1999) and FY-Brush Script Regular.
In 2014, Scott Williams and Henrik Kubel (A2 Type) co-designed A23D, a 3d-printed letterpress font. It was fabricated by model making specialists Chalk Studios. The font is presented by New North Press, which specializes in traditional letterpress printing. Adrian Harrison made a short film about the birth of the font, charting its progress from preliminary sketches to first inking and printing at New North Press. A23D won an award in the TDC 2015 Type Design competition.
A2-Type (or simply, A2) is a type foundry set up in the autumn of 2010 by the London based design studio A2/SW/HK. The designers are Henrik Kubel and Scott Williams. A2's bespoke type design is mainly the responsibility of Henrik Kubel, though every typeface is developed and approved by both partners. Kubel is self-taught, making his first typefaces while studying at Denmark's Design School from 1992 until 1997. Their typefaces:
At ATypI 2013 in Amsterdam, he spoke about New Transport. Winner of the type design prize at the Tokyo Type Directors Club TDC 2019, with Matt Willey, for the New York Times Magazine Olympic font. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
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), 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), Dunsley (2013, a hand-drawn sans), Darnalls (2013, antiqued book face), Stamppad (like a rough rubber stamp pad), Heavenly Bodies, Stripated (2016), Slonk (2016: an ornamental font with a pearl in each outline), Guitar Chords (2016).
Typefaces from 2017: Time Exactly (just type in the four numbers of any time from 0000 to 2359 and it will give you that clock face, in one of 60 styles of your choice), Rebista, Magg (a corroded condensed sans typeface family), Sanstone.
Typefaces from 2020: Yafferbuddle (a cartoon font).
In 2015, he designed the German expressionist typeface Irrlicht based on Christian Heinrich Kleukens's 1923 typeface Judith Type. Dunkle Irrlicht is a fairly faithful rendition and extension of Judith Type. The Licht style combines a stencil version and an inline version that was inspired by dry, cracked wood. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Creator of these typefaces in 2015: Aarleta, Tombeo (watercolor brush set of ten fonts---Antonie, Auroline, Gianluca, Guinda, Larvarose, Lullaby Blues, Paintline, San Marino, Stuarte, Writero), Marshe (brush script), Aveline (brush script), Graun (grungy hand-painted look), Falco (vintage sans), Bassline, Granfold (marker typeface), Avres (fat brush script), Kaiven.
Typefaces from 2017: Marcoley (circle-themed), Smarch (graffiti style).
Graphic design student at the University of Creative Arts, Epsom, UK. Worthing, UK-based creator of the sans family Static (2010). MyFonts link to his foundry and to his persona. He designed the monoline octagonal typeface Exogenetic (2010). Behance link. MyFonts link. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Aaron Beck started making fonts in the 1990s under the labels Recordkeeper Software, Audio Electric Systems, and Aaron W. Beck Co. These include Beckett (textura, 1994), Cupertino (sci-fi face), Graveyard, Headstone, Pirate Bones, StoneCutter, Tombstone and Warlock. Fontspace link for RecordKeeper Software. Fontspace link for Aaron W. Beck Co. Dafont link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Bekasi, West Java, Indonesia-based duo of Achmad Afandi & Rasti Sasmita. Designers of the brush typefaces Readow (2016) and The Concrete (2016) and the dry brush typeface Samalona (2019). Creative Market link. Graphicriver link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Austrian type designer who founded AB Studio, ca. 2019. In 2019, he released AB One. Initially designed with compass and ruler for titling, this 3-style sans typeface is also useful in other settings. He writes: Its very cinematic and simple look is generated by having no edges in the single letters. The font was designed using a grid, that made it possible to create geometric but very dynamic shapes, influenced by architectural design.
Johannes Birkenbach (b. 1956, Ludwigshafen) began his career with D. Stempel AG in 1983 drawing typefaces and moved to digital typeface design and development while working at Linotype in Germany and then Monotype in the UK. Since 1994 Johannes has operated his own design studio, ABC Design, and has worked with Ascender since 2004 on many font projects. In 2008, he joined Ascender Corp and is associated with its German branch.
Based in Pirmasens, Germany, his fonts include the Bijoux, Palazzo Caps (1997), Palazzo Text (2004), Jeunesse (1993), Jeunesse Slab (1993), Jeunesse Sans (1993), Cicero Caps (1996), Ambiente (2004), Jocelyn, Jonas, Ulissa, and Perrywood (Monotype, 1993).
Design studio founded in Denmark by Torsten Lindsø Andersen and Rasmus Michaelis. Together with Kontrapunkt, ABC Design created the new global brand typeface family for Nissan under direction from and in close collaboration with Bo Linnemann. Still with Kontrapunkt, ABC Design assisted them in developing the new didone style brand typeface for the Hotel d'Anglettere in Copenhagen (2016), working closely with Mads Quistgaard at Kontrapunkt. They also designed the wonderful Juli Sans (2016) and the more vernacular Barbu (2016-2017).
Roland Stieger was born in Kobelwald. After an apprenticeship as a typesetter at the daily newspaper of Rheintal, Altstätten, he studied type design at CAS Type Design at the ZHDK. Creator with Jonas Niedermann of the sans typeface Alena, about which he writes: It all started with the woodcut from Jost Hochuli, published in the year 1980. I found this woodcut in a bookshop around 1992 and was fascinated by it for many years. Until my interest in type design became so huge that I took it as a starting point to design an own typeface, a sans serif, called Alena, which builds on the shapes and proportions of this woodcut. Released in 2019 at Nouvelle Noire. In 2017, LD Alena was released at Lazydogs Type foundry in upright and italic styles in eight weights.
Jost Hochuli is a book designer, successful author, and teacher. In 2011, he started work on the clean sans family Allegra.
The ABC network uses some sans fonts. These were extracted from SWF files in November 2007 by a certain Abdul, and posated on alt.binaries.fonts, where they were named abcFont and abcFont-Bold. [Google] [More] ⦿
ABC Types (was: Absolutetype)
ABC Types is Tony Mayers' foundry. Identifont link. Tony produced film titles in London's West End. He learned the craft of phototypesetting. In 1979, he moved to Manchester, where he founded The Quick Brown Fox Company. He created Concept Crisis (grunge face), Concept Sans, De-Generation, Generation Gothic, Generation Graffiti, Generation Headline, Generation Lost, Generation Open, Generation Pixel, Generation Uncial, Monolith Roman (2004), Monolith Sans, Poster Gothic, Ranger, Society, and Text Gothic. Before ABC Types, he ran Absolutetype, where he sold the typefaces mentioned above. The typefaces are now digitally available from Cedars, PA-based International Type Founders (ITF), which was created by Steve Jackaman. The latest address for ABC Types was in Cedars, PA. It is identical to that of ITF. Tony Mayers has died.
ABC Typo (was: Bonté Divine)
Olivier Nineuil (b. 1964) created Bonté Divine around 1998, and renamed it ABC typo in 2001. He teaches at the La Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris. Olivier does custom work and has published fonts in the Agfa Creative Alliance such as Comedia.
Other typefaces by Nineuil: P'tit François, Bolobolo, Cassecroute, Garatoi, Maboul, Fiston, Jeuve-upa, Faidodo, Badaboum, Bigoudi, Japapeur, Giboulette, Garamome.
Custom work: Club Med (1996), Hachette Multimédia (1998), Polaris (1995, Autoroutes). Bonté Divine fonts: Picasso (1997), Bonté Divine! 007 (1996), Bonté Divine! 015 (1996), Bonté Divine! 022 (1996), Bonté Divine! 031 (1996), Bonté Divine! 036 (1996), Bonté Divine! 044 (1996), Bonté Divine! 061 (1997), Bonté Divine! 066 (1997), Bonté Divine! 077 (1997), Bonté Divine! 092 (1997), Bonté Divine! 097 (1997), Bonté Divine! 105 (1998), Bonté Divine! 112 (1998), Bonté Divine! 117 (1998), Bonté Divine! 121 (1998). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Abdul Hapiz Hilman
Ali Almasri is the Zarqa and Amman, Jordan-based designer (b. 1986, Zarqa) of the experimental typefaces X-Fire (2006), Relaxic (2005) and Graphiro (2005). He set up the type foundry Abjad in 2014. His typefaces include a fun inline custom typeface for the Wisam barber shop in Zaqra (in 2013), Swissra (2014, a Swiss sans-styled Arabic typeface), Swissra Condensed (2015), Molsaq Pro (2015: a rounded poster font family that features a modern Arabic Naskh with very short descenders and ascenders, and an all-caps Latin counterpart), Allabbad (2017, inspired by the fun hand lettering of Arab graphic design icon Mohieddine Allabbad), Afeesh (2017), Nogoom (2017: inspired by the titles of Egyptian Magazine Alostudio, which used to be published during the 50s-60s), Molsaq Arabic (2015), Molsaq Latin (2015), and Gerlaneu (2006, a 6-style octagonal and geometric family).
In 2020, he co-designed Palsam Pro (Abjad) with Alja Herlah. This rounded sans typeface covers Latin and Arabic. Regarding Palsam Arabic, they write: The main highlight for Palsam was the cursive companion. For the first time, the calligraphic Ijaza style was used as a model for designing the Arabic cursive. The Ijaza is a hyper combination of Naskh and Thuluth, which makes it perfect to be a companion for the upright Naskh.
Located in Bandung, Indonesia, ABM Studio created the spurred Victorian typeface Huntington (2014), the sans titling typeface Grandia (2014), and the curly Indic simulation face Sailendra (2014). In 2015, they made the signage font Roodies. Creative Market link. [Google] [More] ⦿
French foundry on the margins of type society, obsessed with psychotherapeutic experiments, hyper-experimental, and indeed mental, typefaces. This outfit goes under various names. At FontStruct, where most of its fonts are produced, it is known as Neurone Error. At Dafont, it is known as Abneurone Fluid Types. Its commercial branch at MyFonts is called Abneurone Typografix or Abneurone Trauma Types.
Their first commercial fonts are ATT49 Fanfare, ATT48 Thrax, ATT47 Candies, ATT46 Exlixir, ATT45 Transfix, ATT44 X-Cute, ATT43 Small Proteus, ATT42 Childhook, ATT41 Arcane, ATT40 Lysergic4a, ATT39 Liquor, ATT38 Once Upon A Damned, ATT37 Innocence, ATT36 Kidding, ATT35 Bestiaire (2011), ATT34 Lysergic 2a (2011), ATT33 Koan (2011), ATT32 Faun Call (2011), ATT31 Paraphilia (2011), ATT30 Lysergic 1b (2011), ATT29 Mad Hatter (2011), ATT28 Minimori (2011), ATT27 Tripton (2011), ATT26 Lysrergic3a (2011), ATT25 Multicoloured Rythm (2011), ATT24 Swallow (2011), ATT23 Artlien (2011), ATT22 Dopamine (2011), ATT21 ABTOY (2011), ATT20 Rankle (2011), ATT19 Ink Lust (2011), ATT18 Overabundance (2011), ATT17 Ink Circus (2011), ATT16 The Orgians (2011), ATT15 For Whom The Bell Tolls (2011), ATT10 Stereo (2011), ATT11 Heterodoxa (2011), ATT12 Psilocybine (2011), ATT13 Sync (2011), ATT14 Prehisto (2011), ATT8 Human Decay (2011), ATT9 Eroded Eclosion (2011), AT4 Parallax (2011), ATT7 Medieval Sweet Shop (2011), ATT6 Detected Future (2011), ATT5 Hard Sync (2011), ATT4 Chalice (2011), ATT3 Outer Christ (2011), ATT2 Macpanic (2011), ATT1 Nimal Nimoy (2011), AT54 Intermezzo (2011), AT26 Metamorph Candies (2011), AT29 Dystrogonyx (2011), AG2 Placenta (2011), AT17 Farandole (2011), AT27 Innocence (2011), AT3 Nuclear Project (2011), AT38 Nanogonyx (2011), AT49 Neuromicr (2011), AT16 Faun Call (2011), AG1 Neuroticons (2011), AT55 Neo Geo (2011), AT36 Mad Hatter (2011), AT51 Pharmaceutic (2011) and AT5 Childhook (2011).
The FontStruct production in 2011: 00dot 5 TRANSFIX, 00dot 15 DYSTROPHIE POLYGONALE, 00dot 20 CURSED, 00dot 13 PARALLAX, 00dot 12 NUCLEAR TARGET, 00dot_7_nimal_nimoy, 00dot 17 SYNDROME F.K., 00dot 9 NEW TO, 00dot 6 DECLINE AND CODE, 00dot 3 ROBOX, 00dot 2 MINIDECO, 0dot 26 INKSECTS, 00dot 32 STEREO, 00dot 10 SMART PLAYGROUND, 00dot 33 FUTURE NOW, 00dot 23 BLING STREET, 00dot 4 TOXINE, 00dot 31 FAUN CALL, 00dot 19 ELIXIR, 00dot 30 DWARF LOGIC, 00dot 8 THRAX, 00dot 14 A NEW FORM OF BEAUTY, 00dot 22 HETERODOXA, 00dot 27 KIDDING, 00dot 21 INNOCENCE, 00dot 34 PICTORIAL ABUSE, 00ne Stretched Empty Cow (2011, a piano key stencil face), 00ne Empty Cow (2011), 00ne Medication (2011), 00ne Pills, 00ne Minipills, 00ne Stency, 00ne Neurelm, 000tag6 LYSERGIC, 000tag4 ROBOX, 000tag NUCLEAR WARFARE, 00ne dat / dot, 00ne Bat Kidding (+Stencil, +Stencil Quadrillé), 00ne Stencirc, 00ne Neurocirc Neue Deco, 00ne Neurocirc, 00ne Neurologo, 00ne Nutech, 00ne Nutech Black, 00ne Top Pix (+Clean), 00ne Not So Atroce Pixels (+Black), 00ne Videotech, 00ne Videotech Tamagochi, 0One Bad Video, 0One Exagg Superstrong, 00ne Blockollida, 00ne Minicut, 00ne Neuromoog, 00ne Exagg, 00ne XChurch, 00ne NeuroNeoq, 00ne Imprimante Matricielle, 00ne C64 NeurOOpart2, 00ne Heterodoxa, 00neZnorg, 00ne Znorg Heads, 00ne Zwrappearing (dotted and textured), 00neVideotech, A Present for Intaglio (2011, cloned from Intaglio's Wallachia), Inicial 1 (2010, an improvement of a typeface by Infotipografia), Neo Geo (2011), NE XS, NE 4x4 Technirement, NE Religious Migraine, NE Abtechre. NE Churching, NE Strange Light Pax Pact, NE Cellphone Cutie Punched Cards, NE Cellphone Cutie, NE Obl. NE Pax Pact, NE Pictorial Abuse, NE Charlie Chaplin Cybernetic Brains, NE Chaplin Cyborg, NE Unknown Remix, NE Neurofat, NE Neurocompressor, NE Neurocompressed Pictograms, NE Alien Orders, NE Filament Techneriment, NE Strange Light Pax Pact, NE The Eye, NE Moving Parallels, NE Alien Orders, NE Reordered Alien Orders, the NE New Newbix family, Parallax (2011).
Typefaces made in 2012 at FontStruct: AFT1 Heterodoxa, AFT2 Forbidden Apple, AFT3 Kidding, AFT4 Spacelab Parallax, AFT5 Detected Future, AFT6 Lysergic 2b, AFT7 Lysergic 2a, AFT8 Transfix, AFT8 Smart Kids, AFT10 Candies, AFT12 Neo Geo, AFT13 Arcane, AFT15 Hard Sync, AFT17 Cortech Hallucination, AFT18 Lysergic1b, AFT20 Abtech, AFT21 Bling Chief Story, AFT22 Ink Lust, AFT23 Faun Call, AFT24 Toying, AFT27 Fluffy Clown, AFT30 Koan, AFT31 Innocence, AFT33 ETPheuneHeume, AFT34 Neuromicr, AFT35 Tripton, AFT36 Intermezzo, AFT37 Rankle, AFT38 Dark Rankle, AFT39 Rankle Distone, AFT40 Smart Kids, AFT41 Smart Playground, AFT42 Lysergic 4a, AFT43 Small Proteus, AFT44 Lysergic 3a, AFT45 New Forgee, AFT46 Space Connect, AFT47 Mondrian Drone, AFT48 Bark At The Code, AFT49 Stereo, AFT50 Artlien, AFT51 Liquor, AFT52 Neuromecha, AFT53 Lysergic 1a, AFT54 Dinoxyde, AFT55 Human Decay, AFT56 Eroded Eclosion, AFT57 Outer Christ, AFT58 Boing Code, AFT59 Nimal Nimoy, AFT60 X-Church, AFT61 Macpanic, AFT62 Lovely Breeze, AFT63 Mad Hatter, AFT64 The Orgians, AFT65 Chalice, AFT66 Ssaammothrax, AFT67 Panthrax, AFT68 Less Is More Neuromicr 2, AFT69 Paraphilia, AFT70 Psilocybine, AFT71 Childhook, AFT72 Once Upon A Damned, AFT73 For Whom The Bell Tolls, AFT74 Medieval sweetshop, AFT75 Nanoprehistoryx, AFT76 Pictorial Abuse, AFT77 Bestiaire, AFT78 Fanfare From Outer Space, AFT79 X-Cute, AFT80 Medication, AFT81 Wrong DNA, AFT82 Wrong DNA, AFT83 Minimal Disto, AFT84 Abacadabra, AFT85 Pharmaceutical, AFT86 Code Flu, AFT89 High-Diving Blindness, AFT90 Nopix, AFT91 Floppy Disk O, AFT100 Farewell dawn, AFT104 Locked-in Glow, AFT105 Vivant, AFT106 Sharp Gloss, AFT107 Madame Guillotine, AFT108 Newbic, AFT109 Ataxie, AFT110 Strenuous MICR, AFT111 Effaceur, AFT113 Zeppelin Legacy, AFT1010 Jabbering, AFTN1, BUT1 Quarx, BUT2 Newbix, BUT3 Disto Matricielle, BUT4 Tomono, BUT5 Blurred Clown, BUT7 Religious Pill, BUT8 Nopix (octagonal), BUT9 Tipi Video, BUT10 Slanxic Acid, BUT11 Metamphetamental, BUT12 Znorgs, BUT13 Soyokaze, BUT15 Stick Tech, BUT16 Uninteresting Tech.
In the Testament series from 2012 until 2013, we mention Testament 132 New Indication, Testament 131 The New Orgians, Testament 128 Camphre, Testament 126 Neuromoog, Testament 122 Dissecting Geometry, Testament 115 Placenta Numérique, Testament 116 Abnormal Fairy, Testament 109 Madame Guillotine, Testament 85 Axone, Testament 84 Keen, Testament 83 Minimixture, Testament 52 Neuromecha, Testament 51 Liquor, Testament 50 Artlien, Testament 49 Stereo, Testament 48 Bark At The Code, Testament 56 Eroded Eclosion, Testament 55 Lysergic 1a, Testament 54 Inflated, Testament 59 Nimal Nimoy, Testament 60 X-Church, Testament 64 The Orgians, Testament 67 Panthrax, Testament 66 Human Decay, Testament 69 Chalice, Testament 47 Mondrian Drone, Testament 44 Lysergic3a, Testament 42 Lysergic 4a, Testament 27 Arcane, Testament 11 Minimori, Testament 8 Transfix, Testament 7 Lysergic2a, Testament 6 Lysergic 2b [The Lysergic series is about very large (around 200 cases high) grid pixel fonts with a severe inclination to psychedelism], Testament B Formaldehyde, Testament C Neuroticons, Testament Artefact, Testament Back Home, Testament 1 Heterodoxa, and Testament 12 Neo Geo. He also created an Archive series in 2012, which features an ornamental caps typeface called Archive 10, a geometric typeface called Archive 5, TEST PPain, and a textured typeface called Archive 8. He has a Trauma series that features Trauma 145 Razzmatazz Architect, Trauma 126 Lysergeek Boy, Trauma 127 Lysergeek Girl.
Typefaces from 2014: Trauma 155 Overly, Trauma 151 Migraine Bit.
In 2017, Abneurone allowed me to host his 120-strong Abtox series, which grew out of the FontStruct collection between 2014 and 2016. Download directory. All fonts in one zip file. The complete list: Abtox 1 ATAXIE, Abtox 10 GRIEF, Abtox 100 CORRODED SPACESHIP_0, Abtox 101 LYSERGIC GAMMA_1, Abtox 102 TOXIC DATA, Abtox 103 NEUROTIC CHURCH_3, Abtox 104 SCHIZOPHRENIA TYPE_1, Abtox 105 TWO STAGES OF CONTAMINATION_2, Abtox 106 DINOXYDE_1, Abtox 107 FAUN CALL_0, Abtox 108 SMART KIDS_9, Abtox 109 FORBIDDEN APPLE_1, Abtox 11 SANTA CLAWS, Abtox 110 DYSTOPIAN GEOMETRY_0, Abtox 111 CHEMICAL ABERRATION_1, Abtox 112 DOUBLE-DEALING_3, Abtox 113 FORBIDDEN PLANET_4, Abtox 114 KARMIC_4, Abtox 115 DIZZY MOLECULES, Abtox 116 COMPUTING ELSEWHERE_0, Abtox 117 DEEP LOW_2, Abtox 118 MODULOTNIK, Abtox 119 DATACIDE_3, Abtox 12 CLOUD BLOOD, Abtox 120 CLOSE ENCOUNTERS_7, Abtox 13 CHILDHOOK_C, Abtox 14 BACTERIA_0, Abtox 15 ALCESTE_3, Abtox 16 PSILOCYBINE_1, Abtox 17 AXONE_1E, Abtox 18 GALACTIC ORGAN_0, Abtox 19 NEUROMOOG_1, Abtox 2 TANTRISME_1, Abtox 20 UFOLOGY, Abtox 21 PAIN PDJ_4, Abtox 22 MY VALENTINE_0, Abtox 23 SUCROKID, Abtox 24 FLOPPY DISK CODE, Abtox 25 VERKIDGO, Abtox 26 NEO GEO_1, Abtox 27 MANDRAGORE_F, Abtox 28 HORNS TO COME_1, Abtox 29 NITROX BEAT_7, Abtox 3 DECORATORIO, Abtox 30 FLYBUTTER_1, Abtox 31 MATRIX YELL_0, Abtox 32 BUBBLE GUMMY_A, Abtox 33 SPAWN_2, Abtox 34 SQUARRY_0, Abtox 35 BUBONIC AK47_0, Abtox 36 VINAIGRE GOTHIQUE_3, Abtox 37 NEO POMPOUS, Abtox 38 EFFACEUR GLUED_1, Abtox 39 EFFACEUR BAROQUE_8, Abtox 4 OVERLY_6, Abtox 40 EFFACEUR SOLID_3, Abtox 41 EFFACEUR CODA_5, Abtox 42 DARK ATROXID_1, Abtox 43 LUMINOUS ATROXID_9, Abtox 44 DRUGGED UP ATROXID_0, Abtox 45 NEUROMECHANIC, Abtox 46 CAMPHRE_4, Abtox 47 FEAST OF UNIQUE RITES, Abtox 48 CHALICE, Abtox 49 SPACE DRUG_0, Abtox 5 NEW PUPPY_0, Abtox 50 TRONIXHALLEY_1, Abtox 51 NO DUMMY, Abtox 52 LOST CHILDHOOD_1, Abtox 53 TRAUMATOLOGY_0, Abtox 54 THE NEW ORGIANS_7, Abtox 55 AMOEBA PUNK_2, Abtox 56 MEDICATION, Abtox 57 SIDE EFFECTS_3, Abtox 58 RE-VOLT_1, Abtox 59 CYBERNODE_1, Abtox 6 RAZZMATAZZ ARCHITECT_1, Abtox 60 OUTER CHRIST, Abtox 61 NEW CIRCUS_0, Abtox 62 ART DRONE, Abtox 63 COAXIAL_2, Abtox 64 PONG !_2, Abtox 65 LYSERGEEK GIRL_0, Abtox 66 NEWBIC_1, Abtox 67 BRAIN SURGERY_4, Abtox 68 RETROFUTURE PRECIOUS_0, Abtox 69 TRIPTONITE_2, Abtox 7 LOG_3, Abtox 70 NEUROMICR_8, Abtox 71 HUMAN DECAY, Abtox 72 INK LUST_0, Abtox 73 PANTHEIST_2, Abtox 74 X-CUTE_6, Abtox 75 DATAXY_4, Abtox 76 FRAGRANCE_0, Abtox 77 TOOTH AXIS_2, Abtox 78 MADAME GUILLOTINE_0, Abtox 79 NARCO_2, Abtox 8 KOAN, Abtox 80 GENOMETRY_1, Abtox 81 SAFE TRAIN_4, Abtox 82 NO ISLAND, Abtox 83 LOCKED-IN GLOW_5, Abtox 84 ABNORMAL FAIRY_A, Abtox 85 ACME_0, Abtox 86 GLITCHY ELIXIR_1, Abtox 87 BLACK ELIXIR, Abtox 88 NEW INDUCTION_0, Abtox 89 MECAMYTHIC_3, Abtox 9 ABSTEREO_4, Abtox 90 MEDIEVAL SWEETSHOP, Abtox 91 PARAPHILIA_0, Abtox 92 HARD SYNC_3, Abtox 93 SECT TOY_1, Abtox 94 ARTEFACT_2, Abtox 95 SPACE LAB, Abtox 96 WAX, Abtox 97 E.T. PHEUNE HEUME_C, Abtox 98 COLD FLOWERS_2, Abtox 99 INJECTING DOPAMINE_0, Abtox ALIEN TOYS_14, Abtox NEUROTICONS_13, Abtox X-HEADZ_37.
About Type Foundry
Foundry in Omaha, NE, co-founded by Don Synstelien and Chris MacGregor. The Anger and Envy collections were designed by Don Synstelien. The Totem and Fetish collections by Chris MacGregor. Designers unclear: Electric Weasel, Font Pirate, Guilty, JackrabbitsBarGrill, Human Condition, Loud, Lumberjack Boxed Lunch, Lumberjack Fred, Mondo Kaizen, Nurse Ratchet, Roadkill Piqnik. Fonts by Chris MacGregor: Afrobats (1995), Boxonoxo (1998), Bridgework (1994), Citore (1994), Club (1998), Crystopian (1999), Datapad (1997), Empanel (1996), Emulate (1995), Epaulet (1995, now also at Agfa-Monotype), Esboki (1997), Esdeki (1997), Estuki (1997), Estuki MEGA (1997), Hiro (1998), Itto (1996), LeslieSmith (1995), Manitu (1996), Metolurgy (1997), Mitten (1996), Planet (1997), Reverberate (1994), Tagged (1994), Tshtars (1996), Utile (1996), Zehrgüt (1994). Fonts by Don Synstelien: Aspersion, Atomic Suck, Badger Fatboy, Benday Square, Brahn Mufun, CyberZombie, Dogs on Mars, Dream Time, LEaD Lights, Liquid Sex, Neck Candy, Remi, Nude, Omaha, RegenerationX, Ridicule (1994), Skannerz, Sprokette, Studded Leather Jackets (his best font), Two Beers.
In 1994, Don Systelien set up SynFonts.
Aboutype (est. 1991) is Joffre LeFevre's small Boston-based foundry and custom font bureau. LeFevre (b. 1945, Muskegon, WI) has been making typefaces since about 1970. Joffre LeFevre's 1997 Volkswagen font series is floating around in web space however. As he says, The Volkswagen fonts were hand-drawn by me to a specification based on a long neglected display version of Futura that was developed by a photo composition type foundry in the early seventies. Similar to the type used in the introduction of the first VW Beetle.
LeFevre's fonts include Antique Central (shop sign font), Bitters, Boot Stitch, Capital, Crombury (2006, elegant high-ascendered display family), Cullens Shoes, Downtown, Elongated Roman, Erasurehead, Everett Mill, Free Zone (2001, geometric sans), Granger (2007), Hemmings, Hunter (2001, a slab serif family in the style of Beton), Hunter Poster, Mac Sans Outline Poster, Max Stitch, Merchant, Minernil (2006, slab serif family), Mulsanne (race car font), New Horizon (inscriptional, Trajan), New Horizon Titling, New Prairie (2001, transitional family), Pemberton, Pitch Pipe (2001, modern, bold), Putney (shop sign font), Ravenna, Rays Cafe, Redeye (2001, a religiously condensed and quite unreadable face), Redeye Sans, Revenue, Saloon, Sparrow (2007), Vanquish (2001, geometric sans), Wade Vernacular, Whitingham, and Zone.
Some fonts now sold through MyFonts: Antique Central, Bitters, Boot Stitch, Capital, Crombury, Cullens Shoes, Downtown, Elongated Roman, Erasurehead, Everett Mill, Free Zone, Hemmings, Hunter, Hunter Poster, Max Stitch, Merchant, Mulsanne, New Horizon, New Prairie, Pemberton, Pitch Pipe, Putney, Ravenna, Rays Cafe, Redeye, Redeye Sans, Redeye Serif, Revenue, Saloon, Vanquish, Wade Vernacular, Zone, Sydney, Charles, Merrimac, Willem, Float, Proceed, Salonika.
The Abrams Legacy Collection was established to preserve and promote the legacy of renowned type designer and lettering artist, George Abrams (d. 2001). It is headquartered in New York City. The digital typefaces are managed and executed by Charles Nix. There are two type families, Augereau (a garalde in 13 styles) and Abrams Venetian (a Venetian in 6 styles).
Abrams Venetian was designed in 1989 based on Nicolas Jenson's renaissance letterforms, but was not available until ten years later.
Dutch foundry in Bergen op Zoom. Psychoscout is an initial caps font, originally developed for the Psychoscout record by Flat Earth Society (2006). It was made commercial in 2011. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Abstract Office (was: Subtext Office)
Benjamin Woodlock (Subtext Office, Los Angeles, CA) designed Utopique in 2014. Utopique is a revival of a flared passionate French sans-serif designed by Enric Crous-Vidal---known for his promotion of Latin seductive elements in typefaces---in the early 1960s.
And a mere two weeks after its release, Utopique had to be renamed Anomique, undoubtedly because of an oligopolistic complaint by Adobe to protect its trademarked name Utopia.
In 2013, he designed the 3-style custom typeface McBean for the California Institute of the Arts as an extension to the school's branding. McBean was expanded to sixteen styles in 2017 for general release, including McBean Sans, Slab, Italic and Beast.
Later typefaces: Reynaldo (Reynaldo is an athletic slab-serif trained for confident display typography. Reynaldo is inspired by the antics of 19th century Clarendons with traces of industrial signage, from wrought-iron details to layered brush-strokes), Safety Gothic (a bold octagonal typeface). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Finnish design consortium. About 3 dollars per font. Among the mostly display typefaces, I like penetrati (by Vesa Kautto), Electra-Normal (by Anna-Elina Aartola), and abstra (by Vesa Kautto). [Google] [More] ⦿
Type designer from Hyderabad, India, b. 1988, Hyderabad. He created the slightly creepy Latin handwriting typeface The Demon Font (2011). His foundry is also called Kalaam. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Abyme was founded by Charles Mazé, a graduate of the Type and Media program at KABK, 2009. There, he designed a didone typeface (Bat Font) that has more warmth than classical didones in the hope of making scientific texts set in modern typefaces less boring. He did this by fattening up the italics. After graduation he moved to Brussels. In 2009, he started a revival of Mercator, a sanserif typeface by Dick Dooijes and G. W. Ovink designed in 1959 at the Amsterdam Type Foundry.
He set up Cataloged in Brussels with Coline Sunier. In 2012, Stéphanie Vilayphiou, Alexandre Leray, Coline Sunier and Charles Mazé co-designed the readable typeface Dauphine Regular, which can be downloaded from Github and Open Font Library. See it in action on the web site of ESAD (Ecole Supérieure d'Art et de Design). Dauphine is a sans-serif font inspired by lettering in late 19th and early 20th century maps. Github link for Dauphine.
Typefaces at Abyme:
Gifted designer from Epalinges, Lausanne, Switzerland. One of the most talented creators of typefaces with FontStruct.
Typefaces made in 2009: DB72, DBColon, DBPoints Sans, DBCube, and DB13, mostly dot matrix or octagonal fonts.
In 2010, these were followed by db Outline, db Stickers, db Stick, DB Cube New, db MOKI (stencil), db Ciao, db Ticket Light, db 72, DBpoints (dot matrix), DBPoin2, and db Kopix (blackletter), db New Points Italic (dot matrix face).
In 2011, we find dB Stick, dB Sticker, dB Sticker Mono (a monospaced typewriter face), db Prague (fat sans), db Backjumps (an extraordinary fat poster stencil), db Perl, db Perl 1.2 (texture face), db Quarz (2011, +Mix), and db Nox and db Nox II.
Fonts made in 2012: db Como (a simple monospace sans), db Sticker (hairline sans), db Rocko v2 (stencil face), db Today v1 (a beautiful black slab face), db Today v2, db Etroite (2012, in several weights: constructivist), db N3, db Drops (fat counterless face), db Quarz Mix, db Soda, db Klacks, db NQ, db Boxer, db Como (monospaced), db Smoothie (fat stencil face), db Quick Cut (stencil), db Karton (stencil), db Frieda.
Typefaces from 2014: db Darling. db Oh Darling, db Melitta (a fantastic brush emulation typeface), db Sticker T, db Points Sans Oblique (dot matrix font), db Como Splitt, db Quirlo (fat rounded poster typeface), db Quirlo Mix, db Limo (angular angry anthroposophic sans), db Limo N, db Slow (a German expressionist typeface), db Bargo Condensed, db TwoLines (an inline font).
Typefaces from 2015: DB Caryptis, DB Oleumi, DB Caroli Plain, DB Caroli, DB Seimeins Serif, DB Seimains, DB Sago, DB Sago II, DB Sthlm (+Light), DB Gertrude, DB Track, DB Track Too.
Typefaces from 2016: DB Maquette, DB Largo, DB For You (winner in the 2016 Fontstruct Love competition), DB Bargo Slanted.
Typefaces from 2017: DB Jojo, DB Scrape, DB Tape Noir, DB Tape Slab, DB Tape, DB Pins, DB Monoto Sans, DB Mrs Back n Black, DB Dr. Bob, DB Tilda, DB Rondo Mix, DB Rondo, DB Shop.
Beate set up Acces Design ca. 2017. The typefaces available there are ad Backjumps (stencil), ad Bargo, ad Como, ad Concierge, ad Darling, ad Oh Darling, ad Frieda, ad Klacks, ad Limo, ad Lucky, ad Magritte, ad Melitta, ad Mill, ad Points, ad Quirlo, ad Slow, ad Soda and ad Soda Plex.
Typefaces from 2018: ad Falter (blackletter).
Typefaces from 2019: ad Dorma (sans), ad Flieger, ad Louise, ad Hobby, ad Journal, ad Juli (sans), ad Tape, ad Violetts (hand-crafted), ad Tape (sans).
Typefaces from 2020: ad Sticker Mono, ad Juli (sans), ad Magritte (sans and serif; for posters).
Josh Wyatt (Accidental Design) is a design student from Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand. He created the beautiful sans face shown here. Kris Sowesby was his teacher at Massey University. [Google] [More] ⦿
Studio in Banda Aceh, Indonesia. Creators of the Arabic simulation typeface Alkhalam (2015), the calligraphic Cobully Script (2016), Aventurine Script (2016), the hand-crafted Skyfall (2016, marker pen style), Gondez (2016) and Asaina (2016), and the brush script typeface Sikula (2016). Behance link. Creative Market link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Chinese designer of these commercial Latin display typefaces: Gracey (2012), Anjelica (2013), Rail (2013), Maix Rounded (2014), Pio Rounded (2014), WOM Rounded (2014), Greenleaf (2014), HulaHoop Rounded (2014), Acmenter (2014), Brush Serif (2014), Maix Rounded (2017), Silkypen Script (2017). [Google] [More] ⦿
Type designer based in Paris, who makes experimental commercial fonts at "For Home or Office Use" (Frankfurt). One of his families is called Lini (2000, semi-technical). Others: 2Try-Strich, 3Try-Straight, 4Try-kerned, 7Try-Medserif, 8Try-Micro, 12Try-Lego, 131Try-Klinspor, 161Try-Bitter, 172Try-Reg, 1722Try-Fliess Fett, 1721Try-Reg Inline, 174Try-Serif, 1742Try-Serif Fett, 18Try-Annette, Densite, Ouvert, Knubb, Knubb-20, Lini Eins, Lini Drei, Lini-Viers, Love-1, Love-10, NEW FEw, NEW GEw, NEW Klein, sBit34, WIR 2, WIR 3, WIR 4, WIR 6Vi, WIR 7Vi, WIR 7Vi Fat. Achim also runs Vier5 with Marco Fiedler, a graphic design studio. At Vier5, he published the experimental typeface SVT (2010) and the futuristic angular Shake (2010), which was originally designed for the Centre d'art Contemporain de Brétigny in France. [Google] [More] ⦿
ACME Fonts (or: CHK Design)
Started in 1996, by Christian Küsters and Andy Long (from South London), ACME Fonts is a London-based foundry, offering fonts by Küsters and these designers: Anthony Burrill, Gérard Paris-Clavel&Johannes Bergerhausen, Jean-Lou Désiré, Paul Farrington, Robert Green, Paul Kehra, Henrik Kubel, Simon Piehl, Alex Rich, Carsten Schwesig, Sandy Suffield, Dirk Wachowiak, Anne Wehebrink and Paul Wilson. Christian Küsters is an ex-student of Matthew Carter at Yale. Born in Germany, he now lives in Oberhausen. Buy the fonts at MyFonts. The company evolved, I guess, into CHK Design.
Acmé-Paris is a design studio in Paris run by Élodie Mandray and Caroline Aufort. Creators of New Gothic Textura (2009), Canevas (2010-2012, stitching font), Acme (2013), Tropique (2011, experimental), Minuscule (2012), Tribute (2012, children's hand), Juicy (2010), Eclipse, Thésard, the music-inspired Swing (2010), the heavy monoline sans typeface Acmé (2013), the titling sans typeface Le Creux (2013), and the stitching font Canevas (2013).
Typefaces from 2015 include the multiline neon font Neo Neon.
In 2016, Acmé Paris designed the copperplate style poster typeface Aylak, the titling sans Truck, the art nouveau typeface Bertand, the art deco typeface Beaumont, and the avant-garde typeface Cattolica.
German designers of some experimental 2d and 3d fonts, under the guidance of Professor Tanja Diezmann from the Hochschule Anhalt in Dessau. Fonts include Isometrie (sans), Actiontype Bold (3d), Actiontype Light, Actiontype Serif (slab serif). Using these fonts as base models, several random fonts were constructed by interpolation. Actiontype is managed by Marcus Schaefer in Dessau. [Google] [More] ⦿
C.C. Marshall (b. 1985, Richland Center, WI) is a type designer in Madison, WI. He graduated from Minneapolis College of Art and Design, and founded the multimedia shop and font foundry Active Depth in 2000. Designer of Catenary (2010, an organic sans family). This family includes a Stencil style and a grungy Guerrilla style. At Dafont, one can download the grungy Catenary Stamp (2011).
Cinnamon Hanna Roberts (aka Active Dogz) is the designer of Wallflower (2013, hand-printed), Freshman (2013), Easter Yolk (2013), Sophomore (2013) and Cinnamons Font (2013, free children's script font).
Active Sphere is a foundry in Valenzuela City, The Philippines. It is run by Ronnie Dela Cruz (b. 1963, Manila), a part-time freelance web and graphic designer.
Their fonts include the geometric sans display families Kayla Sans (2008), Kathleen Sans and Serif (2008), Leenyx (2008), Jekatep, Sean Henrich ATF (2009), and Yarikha (2008). Stephanie (2008) and Zirphy (2008) are rounded geometric display fonts, and Kamaru Sans (2008) is an experimental sans face. Mecatoque (2008) is Victorian but pretends to be futuristic, and Sayonachi (2008) is a curly children's book face.
Stanix (2011) and Tsikot (2011) are fat techno typefaces. Maxine Sans (2011) is a basic humanist sans family. Tamika (2011) is a gorgeous oriental style brush face. Anino (2011) is a grunge family. Anikka (2011) is a monoline sans family with an extremely thin hairline on one end. Filipina (2011) is an organic sans family. Bradford (2011) is a squarish family. Gretta (2011) is a minimalist sans with missing strokes. Danrex (2011) is Ronnie's contribution to the "fat counterless" craze. Merina (2011) is a fat piano key face. Sailfin is a stylish monoline organic sans family.
Typefaces from 2013: Monterra.
Typefaces from 2014: Tiger Cat. A large modular typeface family that follows the octagonal mechanical genre.
Born close to the Black Sea coast in Romania, Diana moved to Austria as a child, where she attended the American International School. After graduating from the New Design University in St. Pölten, she worked as a graphic designer, mainly on book and corporate design projects. In 2013, she graduated from the Type & Media program at KABK in Den Haag. Some time later, she set up Acute Studio in Amsterdam under the motto: We like sharp outlines, tight curves, and edgy designs.
Creator of the hairline face Opium (2010) characterized by teardrop terminals. Creator of Paige (2011), developed at the tipoRenesansa 3rd international type design workshop in Ljubljana, Slovenia. This is an attractive and bouncy papercut display face. Marge (2011) is edgy and highly legible even at very small sizes---it was developed at the tipoRenesansa 2nd international type design workshop. Paige Italic (2012) was done at tipoRenesansa 4 and TypeClinic 5 (2012).
Her KABK graduation typeface was Editura (2013), a a type family for serious publications, magazines, as well as non-fiction books.
At The 8th International Typeclinic in 2014, she continued work on an untitled text typeface. At Die Gestalten, she published Paiper, an extraordinarily balanced and readable 6-style text family with angular flared glyphs that are genetically related to folded paper strips.
In 2016, Diana published Equitan Sans and Equitan Slab at Indian Type Foundry, marrying industrial era rustiness with modern functionality. In 2017, she designed Tiny Sans and Albert Samuels Clock Type.
Codesigner in 2017 with Samo Acko and Sabina Chipara of the typefaces Passenger Display (2017) and Passenger Serif (released in 2019: a Clarendon). Passenger Display is a high-contrast didone-style font family. It is intended for use in headlines, signs, or posters. Passenger Display is a high-contrast didone-style font family. It is intended for use in headlines, signs, or posters. In 2019, Diana Ovezea and Samo Acko added Passenger Sans, which is characterized by horizontal and vertical terminal strokes and small apertures, and delivers a relaxing read in long texts.
At Future Fonts, she published Bizzarrini (together with Sabina Chipara) and Silverspoon, ca. 2018. She writes about the wonderful Bizzarrini: Though the idea originates from a Stefan Schlesinger ad sketch for a Paris couture house, we straightened up this typeface and made it seem engineered and sharp. It gets its name from the Bizzarrini Manta, a wedge-shaped concept car designed in 1968 by Giorgetto Giugiaro. Bizzarrini has extremely long wedge serifs. Following Schlesinger's sketch, it features very tall capitals with an out-of proportion middle-line (very big heads on S, B and R). Silverspoon is a contemporary take on Copperplate Gothic.
Designer of Britney.
A-D Foundry is a small independent type foundry established by Daniel Westwood (of Family) in the UK in early 2010. Their typefaces include the inline typeface Mason Regular (2010), Kläda (2011, a bilined typeface made for a UK-based online fashion label), Retail (2011), Process (2011, stencil), and the monolined Agostin family (2010).
Adagio Type Foundry
From Amagansett, NY, Bill Troop's webless foundry: Bill Troop designed Adagio Didot (130 USD for 4 weights). Bill Troop's present company is Addict Inc., but I could not find a web page. Get News Gothic MM from the Bitstream Type Odyssey CD. See also here. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer in 2018 of the Latin / Cyrillic hand-crafted typefaces Candy (curly script), Polar Bear (a sketched font for Christmas), A Wish (a Christmas script), Varvara, Jungle, Arelon, Elantris (script). [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer in Kansas City, MO, who created the ink-trapped sab serif typeface Concordia in 2014. Free download.
Aka Iorveth Aen Seidhe. Katowice, Poland-based designer of the display typeface Slowglass (2017), the rune simulation font Pertho (2016) and the penis font Semi (2016). He also made several interesting calligraphic pieces.
Typefaces from 2020: AJ Quadrata (a revival of Textura Qadrata).
Graphic designer in Cincinnati, OH. FontStructor, who made the octagonal typeface Ladd Block (2011). MyFonts link. His commercial typefaces include Cut Block (2012: white-on-black sketched letters), Tape Back (2012), Inked Balterm (2011, a monoline hand-drawn sans with ball terminals added in) and Inked Classic (2011, blackboard bold).
Free typefaces from 2015: Poster Cut, Poster Line.
Typefaces from 2017: Neato Serif (followed in 2018 by Neato Serif Rough), Highest Praise (brush script), Citrus Gothic, Bakerie (42 hand-drawn typefaces), Trailmade, Farmhand (Farmhand is a textured, hand drawn, condensed font family featuring serif, sans, inline, italic, and extras styles suited for display titling), Garlic Salt, Likely (brush script), Likely Sans, Active (an upright brush script).
Typefaces from 2018: Config (a condensed geometric sans; see also Config Condensed in 2019), Config Rounded, Quiche (in Text, Display, Fine and Stencil substyles, for a total of 52 ball terminal-themed fonts), Quiche Sans (Peignotian), Cheddar Gothic Sans Two, Botany, Braisetto (connected signature font).
Typefaces from 2019: Skie (a big gothic sans family with low contrast, small x-height and tall ascenders), Quiche Flare, Magdelin (a 40-style gothic sans), Fractul (a geometric sans characterized by its dramatic squarish "a"), Gopher (a reverse contrast family), Konnect (a geometric sans family).
Typefaces from 2020: Gopher Mono (a 16-style reverse stress monospaced sans), Quiche Display, Neulis (a sans typeface with a script lower case "l" and "s"), Zuume (a high impact condensed all-caps sans family), Zuume Rough, Zuume Soft. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
In 2012, he created the super-fat counterless octagonal Korean typeface Nemo Nemo Hanguel.
Add (Aoki Digital Design)
Geometrically strong fonts by Atsushi Aoki: AddFatMan, Shade, Speedy, Round, Steel, Line, Rusty, Loops, Shark (not free), WASP (not free), Jazz, IronPoint7, StandardBitmapPoint9. Mac type 1 and Windows truetype. Font names: AddCityboyNormal, AddElectricCity, AddFatMan, AddJazz, AddLGBitmap09, AddLine, AddLoopsNormal, AddMBitmap06, AddRusty, AddShade, AddSniperNormal, AddSpeedy, AddStandardBitmap (2011), AddStarSugarNormal, AddStarSugarOblique, AddSteel, AddWBitmap09, Addround. Font Pavilion sells AddWasp (1999). He designed PointN (1999) at Digitalogue in their DPI72 series. Alternate URL. Dafont link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Commercial foundry which produced Frank 1, Handset 1, Handset Reversed, Dirty, Dirty Reversed, Scruffy, Scruffy Reversed, Frank 2, Broke Up, Broke Up Reversed, Broke Up Caps, Broke Up Caps Reversed, Dreamin, Dreamin Alternate and Shot, some time before 2005. [Google] [More] ⦿
Addy Sukma Bharata
Adhi Nugraha Sapto Aji
Adianto Nuri Fahrezy
Adien Gunarta is an Indonesian type designer (b. 1995) who is based in Probolinggo, East Java, and who is studying at Airlangga University, Surabaya, class of 2014. His typefaces can be found under his name or under Teras Grafika (set up in 2015) and Fontastic Indonesia. Adien Gunarta's typefaces are brimming with Indonesian cultural heritage symbols and shapes.
Typefaces from 2010, mostly made with FontStruct: the pixel typeface Benci Malaysia, the hand-printed Nyonya Gendut, the squarish typeface Hutan and the irrgularly sized Madura Regular. He also made the texture / knitting typeface Batik, FoOleD bY GaYUs, Probolinggo (organic), Smasasinema (display face), the texture typeface Serangkaian Pattern, Indo-Malay Confrontation (pixelish), Koruptor and the Bitches (gothic), Qurban Feast, and the curly native pattern typeface Mlungker.
In 2011, he made Kabupaten (a sketch font), Social Monster, Buka Pusa Bersama, Ceria Lebaran, Pajarakan Studs, Batik Gangster, Maharani (hand-printed), Lovely Eunike Hans (hand-printed), the texture typeface Kawung Textile, Wildan Izzur Gunarta, Genius Jempolan Royal (scanbats), Pray For Japan, Quantum of Bali, X-Code from East (Javanese script), Hangeul (Korean simulation face), Halidians Blockserif, Moanday Earn Bored, the paper cut typeface Malingsia, Awesome Java, Mesin Hitung (an LCD face), Eenvoudige Batik (stitching face), Antique Paleoindonesia (patterned face), Kebencian (scratchy face), Kemasyuran Jawa (a display face with an Indonesian look), Probolinggo Sans, Londo Chino, Urban (paper cut face), Bikang Struck, Chana Remedy, Indonesian Woman (pixel dings), People Diverse (pixel dings), DBA Muslim (pixel dings), Turk and Nusa (ball terminal face), Jakarta Recycle (paper fold octagonal face), Halida Sans (a swirly version of Ubuntu), Buka Puasa Bersama (Arabic simulation face), Social Monster (grunge), Ceria Lebaran Normal (lava lamp typeface), Dukungan, Dukungan, Sanjaya Epoch, and Jakarta Sunken (angular face).
In 2012, he created Halidians Blockserif, Penakut, Agoestoesan, Siti Maesaroh (Arabic simulation face), Turk and Nusa, Rest in Phuket (Thai simulation typeface), Chana Remedy, Bunaken Underwater, New Madura, Moro Seneng, Endutt Normal, Antibalon, Hayyu Kaget, Damai Kpk Polri, Damai Pelajar, Jangan Bersedih (hand-printed), Ikan Besar, Senyum (hand-printed), Catatan Perjalanan (fat finger face), Wizzta, and Quick Argani.
Typefaces from 2013: Emilio 19 (athletic lettering font), Bangkit, Faishal Bakeries, Soerjaputera (avant-garde), Soerjaputera Doea (art deco), Sang Fatchurrohmah (lava lamp face), Aceh Darusalam (Arabic simulation face), Revolusi Timur Tengah (Arabic simulation face), Nurkholis (Arabic simulation), Kopleng (alchemic), Menjelajah Halmahera (a ronde font), Jakarta Highends, Smasasinema, Sanjaya Epoch, Mlungker, Dukungan, Thohir Ke Badreah (all caps sans face), Serangkaian Pattern, Endutt (fat finger face), Boutiques of Merauke (a curly typeface), Balinese Family, Zamrud & Khatulistiwa (curly font), Awesome South Korea (great oriental-look font), Freeport Go Away (poster font), Senang Banyol, Don Aquarel, Jawadwipa Adisastra, Si Kancil (fat finger font), Wortellina, Don Butique (hand-printed), Did You See That, Bimasakti.
Typefaces from 2014: Rampung, Prabowo, Larasukma (an abstract shape font), Tafakur (Arabic simulation typeface), Syawal Khidmat (Arabic simulation face), Kurnia (curly script), Kota Surabaya (dingbats of buildings), Hutan Lestari, Kobarapi (spurred typeface), Mukadimah (Arabic simulation, based on ae Cortoba by Arabeyes), Huruf Maranti (upright connected script), Emilio 20 (athletic lettering).
Typefaces from 2015: Gurindam (Dutch art deco), Upakarti, Tyree Friendly Face (rounded sans), Berantas Korupsi, Kanisah (Hebrew simulation font).
Typefaces from 2016: Belacu, Cemong, Bungasai, Semringah, Binarung (masks), Surabanglus (beatnik style).
Typefaces from 2019: Kembang (dingbats).
Adnauseum is an experimental design studio in Brooklyn, NY, run by Christian Acker, an American type designer (b. 1979, Norwalk, CT) who graduated from the Parsons School of Design in New York City in 2002. Christian occasionally guest lectures typography classes at Parsons. He set up Adnauseam in 2002 and Handselecta in 2003.
He designed Sailor Gothic (2003), the Spanish-looking font Sailor Jerry (2002), Joker Straight Letter (2006), Mene One NY Throwie (2006), Mesh One AOK (2006), Meskyle Laid Back (2006), Sabe Ghetto Gothic (2006), and 24Hrs (2002, Cubanica).
The company that changed typesetting by the introduction of PostScript and type 1 fonts. Adobe Systems, based in San Jose, California, was started by John Warnock and Chuck Geschke in 1982. In 1999 it became a billion dollar company. The success of the PostScript graphics programming language, a printing industry standard since the mid-1980s, explains its early success. The company grew thanks to other popular products such as Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, and thanks to the introduction of the PDF format for document. Sumner Stone was the Director of Typography from 1984 to 1991. He initiated Adobe's design program, where classic fonts (including Garamond and Caslon) were revived by type designers such as Robert Slimbach, Carol Twombly, and others. New type designs such as Minion and Myriad saw the light. The Adobe type design group was later headed by David Lemon, with the help of Thomas Phinney. Other gems in the Adobe arsenal include the PostScript Type 3 format, which permit designers to use programming tools (loops and calculations) to show typefaces. This font format was dropped after a decade (although one can still use it in PostScript programs) because ATM, Adobe's Type Manager for screens, cannot ghandle them. The Multiple Master format, which allows an infinite number of fonts to be interpolated between a set of master designs was also promising. It too was dropped in 1999 after about a decade.
Argentinian designer of Arkhania (2020: a vampire script for Halloween), Aeonian (2020: a 12-style retro futuristic sans), Nature Boy (2018, a display type that is almost art nouveau). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Adreson Vilson Vita de Sá
Adriana Esteve Hernandez
Graphic and type designer in London, UK. In 2019, she released Cinque, a vintage slab serif with arts and crafts elements that was inspired by the movie The Grand Budapest Hotel. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Fatnobrain was Adrien Midzic's design studio in Paris. Born in 1982, he co-founded Pizza Typefaces with Luc Borho in 2018. Midzic designed these typefaces or type families: Fine (lineal), Blokus (free pixel font, 2009), Cimen (strong sans, designed for Smacl Entraide), Mesquine (lineal), Blitz, Cucha, Stencil Reverse, Huit (2009, a gorgeous didone headline face), Stenha (stencil).
Fonts made in 2010: The ETH family (art deco sans).
Custom typefaces by Midzic: Aquitaine (2013, for Région Aquitaine), Nilka (2013, for his personal identity), No End (2013, a fat didone), Ethon Serif (2013, a perked up serif typeface for Penguin Books), Kasai Est (2011, for the Congo-based Kasai Est Magazine), Festival De Film Documentaire (2011), Nevenka (2011, condensed sans).
In 2014, Adrien Midzic, Jason Vandenberg, Jérémie Hornus, Julien Priez and Alisa Nowak co-designed the creamy script Vanilla FY. It was renamed Vanille FY after a few days. Still in 2014, Adrien Midzic, Jérémie Hornus and Alisa Nowak co-designed the very humanist sans family Saya FY and Saya Semisans FY. Adrien Midzic and Joana Correia co-designed Saya Serif FY (2015).
At the free font cooperative Velvetyne, he published the sans typeface Lack (2014).
In 2015, he made the 3-style sans typeface Suber for an art fair in Paris. The roman transitional typeface Bota Serif (2015), which was inspired by Cochin (designed by Charles Peignot in 1912) is a custom font designed for Hotel des ventes de Poitiers. In 2017, it was finally released for retail.
In 2016, Adrien designed the bold titling typeface Debeo and the modern condensed Latin/Arabic typeface 29LT Adir (with Naji El Mir; at 29 Letters).
In 2017, he published the piano key typeface Mixal, which became a large experiment on variable fonts and is free for everyone.
Typefaces from 2018: Kern, Kern Office (a sans with some Futura features), Forno (sans), VTF Lack (a free single weight monoline geometric sans for Latin, Greek and Cyrillic, published by Velvetyne), Metal (an all caps multi-width variable font originally designed for marché Dauphine), Orelo (a 120-style high-contrast fashion mag font family; +Orelo Hangul, 2020).
Typefaces from 2019: Ultra Solar (experimental), 1871 Mane (a custom sans typeface), Wasa (a tense sans in seven styles), Shrill, Gangster Grotesk (free), Stupid (a hacker / hipster font), Kern (geometric sans).
Typefaces from 2020: Version ACT (a two-axis variable font), Debeo (a heavy sans), Dozza (a hybrid family named after ITC Mendoza by Jose Mendoza Almeida), XMX (experimental).
Her fonts include Kicks (2012, a fun hand-printed typeface for children's books), Stitching Kit (2010, dings), Fiddleshticks (2009, linocut), Sorbet and Sorbet Wide (2009, like architectural letters), Fancypants (2010, curly lettering), Stitchin Crochet (2009, dingbats), Trellis (2009, hand-printed), and Draft Punk (2009, comic book style).
Andrej Dienes is the Senica, Slovakia-based designer of the Akceler typeface family in 2012, which is advertised as a type system for sports. The text that accompanies this large typeface family: Elasticity of glyphs reflected adrenalinous shapes of latest bikeframes, skies or sportcars. Maximum open arches guaranteed good readability in very small sizes and prevented interchanges of glyphs "o, c, e" per poor reading conditions. Softness of minuscules is at capitals balanced in bottom arches, that are subtly kicked-up. Numerals are important component of sport communication, so here have expressive design, different from numerals of book typefaces. Every font have 10 kinds of numerals. Character case contains between 1000 glaphs sport icons and othes signs creating sport feeling.
Densit (2012) is an ultra-black display family that includes a Sans and a Serif. It was designed for Reco, Senica.
Andrej set up the commercial type foundry Adtypo in 2013. In 2015, he published Fazeta, an angular traditional Czech typeface family in which each font has an impressive 1140 glyphs, and the family is divided into Display, Text and Caption subfamilies. He calls it a text typeface without sentiment. A bit later in 2015, he published the companion font Fazeta Sans.
Adult Human Male
Adult Human Male is the type foundry of Malaysian designer Alex Hy, who is located in Berlin or Ireland. His Twitter account says that he is New York, Paris and Coolock. His Dafont account calls him Irish. Whatever. Alex has two aspects, a commercial one, expressed in his commercial foundry Adult Human Male, and a free one via his Squack site on Dafont.
The commercial Alex created the grunge stencil typeface Butterworth (2011), the hand-drawn Teksi (2011), the monoline squarish family Ebdus (2011), Valis (2011, futuristic), and the thin avant garde monoline typeface New Slang (2011). Gordito (2011) is a graffiti style bubble font that says Smurf.
In 2012, Alex published the poster caps typeface Areaman, Stink Lines (multilined typeface) and Penang (art deco signage typeface seen on Penang by the creator). Straights Light is a beautiful pair of bilined all caps typefaces. Dale Kids is a children's book typeface. Hokkien (2012) is an art deco typeface with Chinese influences. Mister Mustard is a chubby rounded art deco typeface. Barkley (2012) is a textured caps typeface with a chalk board feel. Liner Notes (2012) is a bilined hand-drawn typeface. Bartleby (2012) is a hand-drawn all caps display font.
The free font foundry Squack has the hand-printed typefaces Barker Allcaps (2012), Scrapist (2012, sketched), Billy Boy (2011, 3d), Quito Chicken (2011, 3d), Fred Wild West (2011, a grungy western face), Coolock Black (2011), Zapftig (2011), Ringworm (2011), Suicide Draft (2011), National Granite (2011, a 3d stone chisel face), Whiskey Fingers (2010), Wank Hands (2010) and Middle Man (2010), and the irregular typefaces Zapftig (2011), Shock Corridor, Pollo Asado, Middle Woman, Ghost Words, Late Puberty, Parrannoyed (2010, ransom note face), the hairline typeface Rexic (2011), Black Grapes (2012), Chump (2012, hand-printed capitals), Areman OT (2012), and the grungy Skidmarks (2012).
Typefaces from 2013: Salas (a chunky cartoon face), Rabid (a crayon font), Strokin (a great brush face---part charcoal part paint strokes), Bevel Hands, Bunk (a layered beveled type system absed on a monoline fat rounded sans, Bunk Base 2), Spengler (inline face), Vastra (Bauhaus style, organic), Swingers (curly and cartoonish), Chump Change, Treves Sans (crayon face), Quincey (2017).
We read that the fonts are designed by EircomTest. Aka Squack, MiddleMan and Alex H.
AEN Creative Studio
In 2020, he released the script typefaces Lovely Autumn, Benillia, Monallesia, Monallesia Script, Giette, Hello Shilla, Allesia (a wide signature script), Benilla, Allitta Calligraphy, Leytta, Selly Calligraphy, Lathi, Barbara Calligraphy, Brillia Calligraphy, Gietta, Selitta, Lattiefa, Sweet Charlie, Ravenna, Solleno and the monoline script typefaces Benalla and Faritta. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Aerotype is a foundry in Camarillo, CA (formerly in Glendale, CA). It sells the typefaces of Stephen Miggas. Many types were designed around 1998, and most were rejuvenated and updated in 2005. A list of Aerotype's typefaces typefaces:
Aesthetic Type (Cardiff, CA) was founded in 2014 by multi-disciplinary creative Michael Jarboe alongside his partner Robin Jarboe. Michael holds a BFA in Painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and Robin a BA in Art History from the University of California San Diego. Before Aesthetic Type, Michael Jarboe ran the type foundry Reserves. Aesthetic Type published the hairline sans typeface Anon Line (2019), and Anon Grotesk (2014-2018). [Google] [More] ⦿
In 2015, he published the connected swashy script typeface Octavia Script, the brush scripts Carbonera and Shallom, the hand-lettered Vanilla Daisy Script and Mightype, the watercolor script Hollycakes, and the connected Brayden Script (and Sans).
Typefaces from 2016: Drustic Daily, Karlberg Script, Ecosmith Script, Halosense Script (calligraphic), Lunar Cone (connected layered script), Clarkson Script, Salvador Script, Salvador Serif, Salvador Condensed, La Venice Script (retro signage lettering).
Typefaces from 2017: Clarkson Script (brush lettering), Bignord Vintage (with Fauzan Rafhy), Douglas Collection (12 fonts: Aaronade Script, Ancaster Script, Burlington, Calgury, Montreal Rounded, Morphic 60s, Norwood Old, Ogdensburgh, Palmeira, Rutland Extended, Wolves Sans, Wolves Serif), Almost Lover, Rhythmic Dances (rough script), Sevastian (layered font set), Rustling Trees (dry brush), Little Karla Script.
Typefaces from 2018: Figuera Variable (a late Victorian, early art nouveau typeface family; variable font format), Brignola (a calligraphic penmanship script), Eastside Brush (a brush signage script done with Angga Kristiandri), Marshfield (a retro cursive typeface by Adam Fathoni Haris and Renov Olivian), C'est La Vie (font duo), Chivels (a vintage typeface done with Angga Kristiandri at Abbassy Studio), Sevastian (a layered font family), Drustic Dialy (weathered; with Angga Kristiandri), Elli Bellie (calligraphic).
Typefaces from 2019: Scottsdale Serif (at Typeverything), Scottsdale Desert (an opentype feature-laden display serif), Norfolk (Narrow, serif), Tiverton (Sans, Serif, Script: by Adam Fathony Haris and Angga Kristiandri), Havard (a layerable athletic lettering set of 12 fonts), Gorga Grotesque.
Typefaces from 2020: Howli (layerable, rounded; sans, serif and script), Genty (a creamy retro signage script typeface by Ilham Herry and Adam Fathoni Haris), Burnest (a vintage typeface by Adam Fathoni Haris and Renov Olivian), Glaw (a psychedelic font by Ilham Herry and Adam Fathoni Haris), Oliviar Sans (28 styles and a variable font), Budge (a layerable retro signage script by Ilham Herry and Adam Fathoni Haris), Stanlow, Muray House (a bold swashy bathroom towel typeface by Ilham Herry and Adam Fathoni Haris), Esteric (a playful tapered font by Ilham Herry and Adam Fathony). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Afotey Clement Nii Odai
Aceh, Indonesia-based designer of the script typefaces Alif Script (2017), Norty (2018), Vathina, Van Basten (2018), Alakita, Alongtime Script.
AG Font is a commercial Korean type foundry that sells typefaces by Choi Jeong Ho, who studied at Hongik Universit. A timeline of their fonts:
Aga Silva (aka Mme. Ping) is an ex-architect/urban designer, who now lives in Krakow, Poland. Creator of the Glitter family (kaleidoscopic, star-shaped, and possibly of use as snow fonts), Stars Promo (2012), Ivy Tiles (2012), Lillius (2012, floral and froggy dingbats), Maya Tiles (2012), Ballpen (2012, hand-printed), Mickey Script (2012), and Nillie's Love Letters (2012).
In 2011, she designed Grand Duchess (script face), Rosette110621 (kaleidoscopic dingbats), Brasserie (connected script), Marker Script, Skarpa LT (an avant-garde hairline face), Skarpa Regular, Skarpa Bold, Auld Magick (blackletter), Two Am, and Fantasy Dingbats.
Typefaces from 2015: Skarpa Round, Nistiver (calligraphic script), Lavenda (calligraphic script).
Typefaces from 2016: Lidaxid (connected script), Hinzatis (calligraphic script), Roicamonta Basic (an upright connected calligraphic script), Monmica Fancy, Bisalir (heavy script), Piambis (thick signage script), Piambis Round, Piambis Sharp.
Ageless Type (was: Crop Studio, or: Juniors 94)
Or Rahmat Syahputra. Ingin Jaya, Kabupaten Aceh Besar, Aceh-based designer, b. 1994, of these brushy calligraphic typefaces in 2017: Gerhana, Bintanghu, Geulayang (upright ronde script), Syalty, Kookaburra, Pugter, Flalkner, Iolana, Aneishie.
Creator of the monoline script typeface Nagata (2018), the upright script typeface Berkarya (2018), the signage script typeface Hunkydory (2018), and the calligraphic script typefaces Rughetta (2018), Oliverra (2018), Kenshington (2018), Robertortiz (2018), Rodanthe (2018), Kristopher (2018), Serendipity (2018), Whitening (2018) and Matthew (2018).
Lisa D. Jenkins designed some beautiful fonts, such as Xanadu, Laser Systems (1998) and Kitchen Tiles. Explanation provided by her the gorgeous Kitchen Tiles: "This font was originally designed by Boris Mahovac of Abeceda dizajn. I liked the look of it, and thought it should be a fairly easy font to re-create in order to test out the Softy software. I changed a great number of the characters from his original design mostly for readability reasons. This font includes pretty much all the international characters so that everyone can enjoy it." The free stuff is only a sample of the full families. She also made Cat Silhouettes. All of Lisa's fonts are first rate and beautiful, so please support her. On February 9, 1999, she removed Kitchen Tiles. Go here for the story. She also runs AJ's Catz, a cat font archive. [Google] [More] ⦿
Ralf Turtschi's Swiss site that specializes in type publications. A must-buy book for type classification: Schrift vergleichen, Schrift auswählen, Schrift erkennen, Schrift finden (Verlag Hermann Schmidt, Mainz, 1991): 430 pages! Author of TypoTuning (2006) and of Praktische Typografie (1999, Verlag Niggli AG). In 2004, Anatina Blaser made a handwritten style font called Rooster (after Peter Rooster's handwriting), which can be had for free with any order over 59 dollars. [Google] [More] ⦿
Agios Eugraphos Type Optic Synergy
AETOS (Agios Eugraphos Type Optic Synergy) is a Greek type foundry, est. 2015, in Thessaloniki by Nick Margaritis. In 2015, Nick designed the spurred display typeface Kafenia. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Librito.de is the web outfit of Agnes von Beöczy and Florian Zietz, who are located in Hamburg, Germany. They are involved in graphic and type design, calligraphy and illustration. Designers of FF Headz (dingbats), Cutz (informal script that is way better than Comic Sans), Segmenta (2008, a modular, octagonal typeface designed by Zietz), and Zansibar (a great type project concerned wit the reconstruction of an old map alphabet). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Agor2012 Studio (or: Drem Bike Shop)
Agung Eko Nugroho
Pasuruan, Indonesia-based designer, b. 1979, of the script typefaces Forward, Carpenter, Forest Dream, Bright Light, Hudson, Victoria and Deep Blue in 2019, and Deep Forest, Good Vibe and Beauty Forest in 2018. Aka wonoayu79. [Google] [More] ⦿
Or Ahmad Dienz. Designer, b. 1984, of Komikaze (2019), Bersama (2019: a signature script), Joshbrush (2019), Com Com (2019: a fat finger font), Bauman (2019: a display type with photographic lens aperture-style cuts) and Raymond (2019: a connected upright script).
Jakarta, Indonesia-based designer of a great set of decorative caps in 2016. Designer of the commercial display typeface Mazij (2016).
Banjarmasin (or: Landasan Ulin), Indonesia-based designer (b. 2000) of Atlantic Time (2019: a rhythmic script), High Amelliya (2019), Calingham (2019: a retro script font), Emmaverp (2019), Sebastian Signature (2019), Aintonio (2019), Aintilkat (2019), Cattclay (2019), Haklam (2019), Ayustina (2018), Santiago Pro (2018), Austin Pen (2018), Valetta Man (2018), Drop Stay (2018: signature font), Herupzor (2018: free), Nebbulla (sic) (2018: font duo), Doupple Signature (2018) and Snowman The Woppie (2018: font duo). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Ahmad Ramzi Fahruddin
Ahmad Syarif Afandi
Banda Aceh, Indonesia-based designer of Rollason (2017: script), Pilattez (2017: handwriting script), Rolly Wave Script (2016), Verbalio (2016, an art nouveau typeface), Verbalio Sans (2016), Sweetlove Script (2016), Aheads Brush Script (2016), Mahakam Script (2016), the free hand-crafted psychedelic typeface Verona (2016) and the free script typeface Markona Script (2016).
Bandung, Indonesia-based designer of the vintage uppercase typeface Jouhare (2015) and the watercolor brush script typeface Shieshe Rantica (2015). The designer might be Wildan Yakob. [Google] [More] ⦿
Aidfonts (was: Antropos)
Lutz Baar (b. Berlin, 1946) ran Antropos. He is a calligrapher/type designer who runs a design studio called Miraculus Artwork in Gothenburg, Sweden. At the now defunct Antropos site, he used to offer Antropos (2002), a free prehistoric-lettering font. He is a contributor to the anthroposophic style of thinking and creating.
Nice fonts at old Antropos site included: Aristoteles, Platonia, Andromeda, Zeitgeist, Artemis, Andromeda Engschrift, BaarAntropos, BaarAntroposAidfont, BaarAntroposBold, BaarAntroposBoldItalic, BaarAntroposCaps, BaarAntroposDisplay, BaarAntroposEngschrift, BaarAntroposItalic, BaarGoetheanis (2002), BaarLemuria (2002), BaarMetanoia (2002), BaarMetanoiaBold, BaarMetanoiaBoldItalic, BaarMetanoiaItalic, BaarPhilos, BaarPhilosBold, BaarPhilosBoldItalic, BaarPhilosItalic, BaarSophia (2002), BaarSophiaBold, BaarSophiaBoldItalic, BaarSophiaItalic, BaarZeitgeist.
He founded Menschengeist and Aidfonts (2005), where one can download his Sophia, Metanoia and Philos families.
French digital type foundry, est. 2007, located in Lille. The type coop includes Stéphane Meurice, Xavier Meurice, Sébastien Delobel (the three founders), as well as Jérémie Perrin and Baptiste Servais.
Commercial fonts include these made by Atelier Télescopique: Stone Heure (2007, multiline), Ader, Bepierre (pixel), Beye (pixel), Birinte (experimental), Boureuse (an elegant geometric sans), Byme, Capulco, Ciceron (dot matrix), Delory (clean sans), Dicion (dot matrix), Dixca (pixel), Fisher, Fluo (2012-2014, a stencil font by Xavier Meurice and Sébastien Delobel), Hic, Kune (sans family), Lailuya, Lienne, Mentable (dot matrix), Mento (clean sans), Merik, Miante, Micale, Mulette, Naconda, Nalfabait (dings), Natomi (techno), Nibalsmith (ultra-fat), Norak, Normal, Peindice, Rabik (paperclip face), Raoul, Rijsel (2013, sans), Rondie (kitchen tile), Rubal, Scard, Screenex, Stone Heure (prismatic), Singolo, Sphiquesy, Steroid, Stuce, Tino, Tomica, Treen, Varo, Velinge (dings), Veu, Vrette, Vure, Yoli (dings), Xatif, Zofage.
Corporate typefaces by them include the Quechua family (for the sports company Quechua in Domancy, France), which consists of four typefaces, Bionnassay (for cross-country skiing), Forclaz (mountain hiking), Arpenaz (for recreational hiking) and Capcir (for Nordic skiing).
Ainsifont (was: Atelier Telescopique, or: Fonderie Nordik)
Fonderie Nordik was a French type foundry in Wasquehal near Lille, which published some fonts such as Tomica (2009, a geometric sans done for Wéo Télé Nord Pas de Calais), Le Dixca, Le Cicerond, LaNormal, La Lienne. Founded in 1998 by Xavier Meurice and Sébastien Delobel, it changed its name in 2007 to Atelier Telescopique and then to Ainsifont. Stéphane Meurice and Guillaume Berry are also involved.
Font list: Font list: Scard (2000, Xavier Meurice), Stonehenge, Dixca (free pixel font), Fish, Delory, Lienne (2001, with Delobel), Bizeau, Raoul, La Cidulée, Ader (Xavier Meurice, 2002), Tex (2002, pixel font by Xavier Meurice), Normale (free), PSUS (Xavier Meurisse, 2000), Bépierre, Péro, SV01 (dings), Cicerond (free dot matrix font), Réka (2001, Meurice and Delobel), Nuk, Stéroide, Rosoir (2002, Xavier Meurice, dingbats), Equinox, Acropik, Wazemmes, Kune, Stoneheure (2001, Xavier Meurice), Sphiquesie (Xavier Meurice, 2002, an octagonal font), Nyctalope (2002).
Xavier Meurice participates in the type cooperative Ainsifont in Lille. His typefaces there include:
British design studio, est. in 1998 in London by Alex Maclean, Fred Deakin and Nat Hunter. In 2009, they designed Airplot (2009), a typeface specifically for Greenpeace's Airplot campaign against a new runway at Heathrow. [Google] [More] ⦿
Bandung, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1988) of the modular display typeface Kurawal (2013) that is based on compositions of curly brackets. In 2015, he designed the angry brush typeface Violence, the connected creamy script Nurture (2015), the hand-crafted sans typeface Imperiosa (2015), the connected Fabulous, and the watercolor brush script Sweetiest.
Typefaces from 2016: Holiday (17-script family), Dreadful (a layered Halloween typeface family, with dingbats), Casual Brush, Lucidity (signage script), Euphoria (Victorian), The Painter, Minority (very condensed hand-lettered typeface), Thunderstorm.
Typefaces from 2017: Tjikapoendoeng Script (formal calligraphic script by Ricky Rinaldi and Juru Aksara), Lovadelic (psychedelic), Neptunian (dry brush), The Moonlight (comic book script), Savath (a horror font), MacLaurent (tattoo font).
Typefaces from 2018: Lucidity (an expansion of his 2016 version, including Psych, Expand, Extras: psychedelic / art nouveau trio), Winter Is Coming (a beatnik font), The Beardy, Dreadful (a layered horror movie font), Saturday Night (a great retro disco poster typeface family with a particularly striking interlocking style).
Typefaces from 2019: Spooktacular (a Halloween font), Spooky Sans.
Type designer from Yavatmal, Maharashtra, b. 1985. He created the paperclip typeface Staple (2012).
The Ajeet Mestry Foundry is located in Thane, Maharashtra.
AK Desain (or: Bangun Studio)
Makassar, Indonesia-based designer of these typefaces in 2017: Gaja Hidoep, Crashand, Blank (sci-fi), Fontolo (poster sans), Teratur (trekkie font), Hallows (pointy Halloween typeface), The Future, Legend, Asman Script, Trying Brush.
Typefaces from 2018: The Shift (a modular monoline sans), Irisan, Boya (minimalist rounded sans), Lonjong, Akur, Tebal, Lhove, Bunga, Grand Pix (art deco), Balle (thin sans), Tulisan (signature font).
Akaki Razmadze is from Tbilisi, Georgia, b. 1991, Tbilisi. He graduated from Tbilisi State Academy of Arts (Tbilisi, Georgia) in 2014. Since 2014, Akaki is a Masters level student of Communication Design at Trier University of Applied Sciences (Trier, Germany). During his studies, he completed an internship at Monotype (Bad Homburg, Germany), where he worked on Georgian versions of various Monotype typefaces such as Helvetica and Meta.
Several Georgian typefaces were designed by him. They are distributed for free, and are quite popular in Georgia. He created Lushgunin (2011), a monoline hairline sans using grids and circles in the design.
In 2013, he designed Melany, a Latin / Georgian sans titling font.
In 2017, he finally published FF Meta Georgian. Each of the two weights in the family contain all the characters needed to set modern Georgian, as well as additional symbols for the Old Georgian, Megrelian, Svan, Abkhazian and Ossetian languages.
In 2016, he designed Sabon Georgian.
Neue Frutiger Georgian (2018) was created by Akaki Razmadze and a team of designers and font engineers from the Monotype Studio, under the direction of Monotype type director Akira Kobayashi.
Speaker at ATypI 2016 in Warsaw on Capital additions to Georgian typography.
Akhmad Reza Fauzi
Aceh, Indonesia-based designer of script typefaces. The Studio's fonts from 2018: the signage script typeface Merciana Script, the curly Maitlyn Script, Dallastic Script, Fantabulous Script, Hinella Script, Dealova Script, Funtastic Script.
Typefaces from 2019: Instory (a dry brush script), Atlantic Script, Fallefi Script (a great upright calligraphic script), Mithana Script, Azzury Script, Molianty, Twenty One, About Loving, Farmfresh Script, Wonderfully Script.
Akmal van Roem
Akrtype Studio (was: Tertia Type)
Sigli, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1984) of the script typefaces Honeymoon (2020), Steady Stream (2020), Maybrown (2020: wild calligraphy), Ghania Roses (2020), Chigland Script (2019), Soulmotion (2019), Wheelie Script (2019), Currator Script (2019), Soul Silver (2019), Girly Style (2019: monoline), Smithens Villa Script (2019) and Tallented (sic) (2018). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Jakarta-based designer of the vintage typeface Pumper (2016), the Victorian signage typeface Hippia (2016), the script typeface Pat Judge (2016), the brush script Wilder Mood (2016), the signage typefaces Bostly Script (2016) and DBrakes (2016), and the weathered hexagonal typeface Broster (2016).
Aksara Type Foundry
Solo, Indonesia-based designer of the all caps slab serif typeface family Rollfast (2017), the weathered interlocking typeface Buntara (2016) and the Victorian signage typeface Sinara (2014). Creative Market link. Creative Market link for Aksara Studio. [Google] [More] ⦿
Aktab Studio (Bandung, Indonesia) designed the signage script typeface Asiyah (2016) and the script typefaces Pamega (2016) and Allema (2016).
Typefaces from 2017: Alistair Signature (signature font), Lysandra (script), Freeday Script (monoline and connected), Freeday Sans.
In 2019, he published Angelia (font duo), Javelyne, Aufa (a text typeface), Nafisyah (+Shadow, +Outline, +Texture), Calmer (a sans), Shelly Signature, Tettingo (script), Brilout (vintage display style), Eastchaft, Fillia Script, Senella Script (a heavy monoline font). Creative Market link. Dafont link. Fontspace link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Akufadhl (was: Alternatype, or: Akutype, or: Alterna Type foundry)
Cairo, Egypt-based designer, who hails from Surakarta, Indonesia, b. 1996. Akufadhl, or Fadhl Waliy Haqq, or Fadhl Waliy Ul Haqq, started Alternatype, then Akutype, then Akufadhl, and finally Eyetype.
Creator of the free brush typeface Bruss (2015), the hand-crafted Talisman (2015), Labours (2015) and Summer Time (2015), the vintage sans typeface Manufactur (2015), the vintage titling typeface Kertayasa (2015), the marker typeface Halfway (2015), the watercolor brush face Hale (2015), the free display typeface Biliru (2015), the hand-crafted Supreme (2015), and the spurred display typeface Travelo (2015).
Typefaces from 2016: Amarylis, Protea, Geda Brush (thick and inky), Tarquin AT (+Stencil), Macaron (elegant hand-crafted style), The Falcone, Supreme (hand-crafted), Rolade (rounded sans).
Al Brandtner Studios
Prolific type designer, b. London, 1951. Alan started working in 1970 for Graphic Systems as a lettering artist. In 1975, he joined Letraset as the Senior Type Designer and Studio Manager where he was responsible for all the artwork produced by the Letraset studio. During his tenure at Letraset, he designed over 40 popular typefaces, including Bramley, Candice, Bickley Script and Belwe. Most of these typefaces also showed up in the Scangraphic collection. Together with type director Colin Brignall, Alan contributed to the success of Letraset. All the original typographic artwork produced at Letraset was produced by hand cutting the fonts in Rubylith, a highly-skilled technique known as stencil cutting. Alan was responsible for training the entire Letraset studio in this art. Most of the original Letraset artwork has now been archived at St. Brides Printing Library, London. Today, Alan works independently, specializing in all facets of corporate identity including type design, typography, packaging, and development of logos and symbols.
Alandya Type Foundry
Aceh, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1986) of the mostly script typefaces Dolphins (2020: a curly display serif), Destacy (2020), Brayhonest (2020: a brush script with some contrast), Champagne (2019), Strongheld (2019), Enthrall (2019), Shakeglow (2019), Family Time (2019), The Sky (2019), Champagne (2018), Anne de Marie (2018: a heavy calligraphic script), Dealissha Script (2018), Sky High (2018) and Meikayla Script (2018), and the monoline script typeface Beloved (2018). [Google] [MyFonts] [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 typeface Tire Shop, the informal 3d shadow typeface Blox (2008), the 3-d wood typeface 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 typeface ABTS Gunsmoke, the connected retro script typeface 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.
Typefaces from 2013 include Boom (a comic book typeface family, with hand-drawn Boom Symbols).
Typefaces from 2014: Signyard (a retro overlay font family that evokes motel signage), Microbrew (letterpress emulation in many increasingly grungy styles, accompanied by Ornaments and Banners), Sparhawk (a 3d layered display font), Castor One (wood and letterpress style), Altus (a hand-drawn elliptical sans, +Altus Extras: ornaments).
Typefaces from 2014: Brava, Otrebla, Naula, Aghila, Wex, Malk, Fulgura, Dawner, Hebe, Mulago, Wako, Senzi, Awelita, Serpi, Connexion (circuit typeface), Caramelo, Matcha, Pazuzu, Rustika (art nouveau).
Typefaces from 2015: Drabe, Respingo, Keyla, Greenstone, Linu (bilined).
Typefaces from 2016: Molona (brush script), Zem (a futuristic typeface), Uglygraphy, Glabori, Campana (vector font), Grobb, Xtravagant, Wouliane, Kuasar.
Indonesian designer of the brush script typeface Carbella (2015), the art nouveau typeface Multazam (2015) and the cursive script typeface Callison (2015).
In 2016, he designed Everlast.
Banda Aceh, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1993) who specializes and excels in formal calligraphic typefaces. Creator of the thin calligraphic typefaces Yesterday (2017: upright) and Jazzi Script (2017), and the swashy formal calligraphic typefaces Peaches (2017), and Sinday College (2017).
Typefaces from 2018: Malikon, The Duality, Karmila Script (a signature font), William Duke (a great formal calligraphic script), Differenlight (Spencerian calligraphic), Stipa Willington (formal calligraphic), Gatlik Saphir (formal calligraphic), Lile Dahliya (formal penmanship calligraphy), Bulgattie (copperplate calligraphy).
Typefaces from 2020: Claristy, Dalgond Script (formal calligraphic), The Duality (a formal calligraphic script), Peaches (a penmanship script), Imagine (calligraphic), Willmaster Calligraphia (a Spencerian penmanship script), Quntas Script (a hairline calligraphic font). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Yogyakarta, Indonesia-based designer of Faradilla (2018: calligraphic), Travel Soulmates (2018, +Weight, +Signature), Everything (2018: calligraphic), Beckman Demons (2018: signature script), Dialova (2018), The Attention (2018), Billortte Two (2018), Billortte One (2018), American (2018: a signature script), Iwanbanaran Weight (2018), Gulya Script (2018), Letternisa (2018, a calligraphic script), Khatmadu (2018: calligraphic), Via Vallen (2018: calligraphic), Jean Jingga (2018, monoline script), Georgia (2018), Middletown (2018), Jonas Beckman (2018: a signature font), Srikonitta Script (2018: smooth brush), Asgar (2018), Banggar (2018: a great signature font), Ectomorph (2018), Brainlove (2018), Vanilla Mermaid (2018), Charlotte Calligraphy (2018), Annisa Script (2018), Ubur Ubur (2018), Good Egg (2018), Pink Script (2018) and Ma Fille (2018).
Typefaces from 2019: Melamar (script), Brattica (script), Magic Anomali, Beauty Boutique, Danke Linda, Anything Script, Raregold Script, Anything Okay, Wisdom Merry, Bendina Sambat, Malibbie, Birmingham Signature, Dinila Script, Potter Alaska (a heavy script), Random But Perfect (script), England Reality, North Blue, Mattosa Script, Barista Script, Anthem of Narasi (fat script), Arellia, Maharlotte (script), Anggelica Merona, Butter Mellow, Mollaroid Signature, Refillia Calligraphy, Diamante Signature, Everything Calligraphy, Latter Slant, Darling Suttine, Baropetha Signature, Behavior Indihome, Enthusiast Behavior, Eden Hazard, Farrina, The Capone Gang Bege, Ninja Julietta, Black Mamba, Charlotte Paraline, Babes & Bridal, Fantasy Hollow, Yussan, Marrisa, Riding Monday, Landing Surely, Elyn Alina, Choco & Chips, Singapore Landscape, Almond Latte, Blueno Chocolate, Chocolatte, Insta Story.
Aldo de Losa
Mysterious outfit that used to be located at 731 S La Brea Avenue in Los Angeles, CA 90036. Between 1997 and 2000 it modified and improved some existing fonts. There is also an Aldus company (but this time related to Mark Myers in San Diego) that used to bundle its fonts with TypeTwister---this may or may not be a different company. Fonts from Aldus that are traveling the internet include AestheticPlain, AllegroSwashes, Angel, Angel, AssayExtraExtended, AssayRimmed, Cardinal, Cruickshank, Dainty, Dominican, FantasiaCaps (based on Fantasia from the Aridi Initial Caps Vol. III), GothicCaps (based on Gothic from the Aridi Initial Caps Vol. I), Lettresombrees, LubnaCaps (based on Lubna from the Aridi Initial Caps Vol. II), Nabel (based on Nabel from the Aridi Initial Caps Vol. I), Napoli (based on Napoli from the Aridi Initial Caps Vol. II), Penelope, Regal (based on Regal from the Aridi Initial Caps Vol. I), Romant (based on Romant from the Aridi Initial Caps Vol. III), Royal (based on Royal from the Aridi Initial Caps Vol. II), Spire, SpireAlt, SpireExtraLight, SpireExtraLightAlt, SpireShaded, WahingtonAntiqueOpen. Fontspace link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Hebrew font foundry located in Israel, and founded by Avraham Cornfeld. Their fonts: Noyland (a rounded geometric typeface by Noy Man), Sticks Stones (army gear dingbats; by Nadav Barkan), Omes (monoline, straight-edges, +Stencil; by Liya Ophir), Parasha (calligraphic; by Shani Barber), Spectrum, Atlas, Museum, Rivka Bau, Mixtape, Caravan, Barlev, Stanga FrankRuehl, Paamon, Poeti, Mugrabi, Taamula (a propaganda font), Asimon, and these typefaces by Avraham Cornfeld: Synopsis, Almoni Tzar, Mekomi, Ambivalenti. [Google] [More] ⦿
Alejandro Lo Celso
In 2013, the following typefaces could be bought at Graphic River: AS Scripty, AS Vardo (hairline sans), AS Negal, AS Vino, AS Neo Medium, AS Amplo (a wide all caps sans), AS Neo, AS Bordo Regular, and AS Grammatika.
Alessandro Pivetta Type
Alex Camacho Studio
Alex Camacho Pizarro
Moscow-based artist who created these typefaces in 2016: Buena Onda, Londa (a connected script), Foie Gras (signage script), Fuego, Cama (a thick connected script), Blackthorn, Savoiardi (connected monoline script), Savoiardi Sans, Savoiardi Display, Zimbra (a zebra stripe font), Signal, the Vincent Van Gogh-inspired Absinth, the Russian fairy tale font Anchor, the hand-crafted Swan, the weathered Cliché Font, the constructed extraterrestrial font Structure, the geometric solid typeface Forma, the semi-calligraphic Absinthe and Glasgow, the calligraphic oriental brush typeface Yakudza, and the brush typefaces Augenblick and Barbada.
Typefaces from 2017: Curator (a curvy decorative didone), Gluck (a rounded monoline sans family with outlined and double outlined styles), Laser Dots, Zarathustra (a soft blackletter typeface family), Pedrera and Pedrera Script, Hooley (advertized as a party font), Forma (free counterless typeface), Fuego (calligraphic script), Arc Boutant (a vintage ballpoint-laden text typeface), Moloko (script), Etalon (a 33-style organic sans family), Molodos All Caps, Click (Stripes, Black), Geometry Pair, Venzel (an interesting experimental deco typeface), Batllo (inspired by Gaudi), Pluma (handwriting).
Typefaces from 2018: Pistoletto (a jelly or toothpaste script inspired by the work of Roy Lichtenstein and Michelangelo Pistoletto), Lento (a monoline script family), Rajomon (a dry brush typeface), Solomonk (an inky script), Ma Tilda, Warka, Abudabi (connected script), Lunar, Tilda (a monoline sans with character), Jeunes (connected script), Danken (a textured all caps typeface family), Salud (a hand-drawn slab serif, with some interesting sketched and arched styles), Hoochie, Brutto (stencil with alyering and coloring potential), Hvala, Mafond (slab serif), Tadaam, Liberal (a simple monoline sans).
Alex Jacque (b. 1986, Virginia) is a designer and developer based in Oakland, CA (was: Baltimore, MD). He studied at the University of Michigan School of Art&Design and was located at that time in Ann Arbour, MI. He obtained an MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art.
Creator of Coop Blackletter (2016, a soft blackletter version of Cooper Black), Dequindre (2015, based on the capitals of Fette Buhe Fraktur by Walter Buhe, 1914-1915), Teip (2014, a multiline layerable all caps typeface), Pila (2014, techno stencil), Handu (2012, hand-drawn sans-serif inspired by the hand-painted type and signage on the streets of Kolkata, India), Atrium (2012, a squarish sans family based on the pen art of W.E. Dennis), Saugatuck (2011, grunge) and Sello (2011, a unicase hand-drawn, geometric sans-serif with a touch of retro).
Type designer living and working in Zurich, Switzerland, b. 1971, Männedorf. Alex Meier started out as a multimedia designer. From 2004 to 2006, he studied typography. He studied type design in the CAS Typedesign program at ZHdK in Zurich, where he graduated in 2008. After graduation, he started sharing a studio, Atelier für Schriftgestaltung, with his former fellow student Dominique Kerber.
Alex O. Kaczun
Alex Traian Munteanu
Designer of the cartoon font Skreeble (2019), the brush script Hakuno (2019), the bubblegum font Babel Gamee (2019) and the heavy display typefaces Smithsonian (2019) and Cheese Burga (2019).
Typefaces from 2020: Chibold, Clarkson, Lupines, Hey Kiddo (children's lettering), Malibu (a fat finger font), Juggler, Cedric (a piano key typeface), Bad Boy Inc (a paper cutout typeface), Phataya, Hot Grill, El Piratos, Hidalgo, Spotnik (a rounded sans), Starblaster (sci-fi), Sophia, Teknikaler (a modular typeface), Crestone (a heavy monoline script), Bronson, BoldenVan (a rounded hand-crafted sans), Terbaang (a wide monoline sans), Jagatraya (an ultra condensed sans), Awkward Billy, Babelgamee (a bubblegum font), Blendstripe, Blokee, Brazie, Critrace, Dale Adventure, Dilo World (a cartoon font), Djadoel, Fruitloose, Going Smooth, Green Tea, Hakuno, Happy Feet, Hey June, Jimmy Boyz, Lets Play, Mauikea, Memphise, Pamparay, Pitchfork, Pogo, Popkorn, Shred, Skrapbook, Skreeble, Spicy Tuna, Spookybones, Suburbia (cutout Saul Bass style), Tampool, The Jersey, Tingee Intergalactic (a modular sans), Trampoline, Travelnesia, Trexos, Vendendo, Woodpecker. [Google] [More] ⦿
Mainz, Germany-based creator of Fadista (2013) during his studies at the University of Applied Sciences Mainz. Calling Fadista another fucking hip and trendy experimental grotesque---which we call hipster typefaces in my pages---, he explains: The main references were letterings from sheet music to the traditional Portuguese fado created by the artist Stuart Carvalhais (1887-1961). Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Designer from Siberia who graduated from Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art, University of West Bohemia and is now based in Prague, Czechia. Type, graphic and motion graphics designer who created these typefaces:
Berlin-based designer (b. 1978, Ostfildern-Ruit) who studied at FH Wiesbaden. Creator of the unbelievable experimental font Wirefox (Die Gestalten, 2006), consisting of diagonal lines only. See it to believe it! He also designed Ambiva, which creates the illusion of type by showing the characters' shade only.
Alexandr Galuzin (was: Tangramus)
Pavlodar, Kazakhstan-based designer (b. 1987) of the medieval calligraphic typeface Square Capitals (2014, Latin and Cyrillic), the uncial typeface Uncial (2015) and the Trajan typeface Capitalis Monumentalis (2015). In 2015, he designed the angular and angry straight-edged typeface KZ Kirpich, the tangram-inspired German expressionist typeface Tangramus, and the Latin / Cyrillic deco typeface Kvadrat.
In 2015, he set up the commercial type foundry Alexandr Galuzin. His first commercial typeface is Golovolomka (a modern blackletter).
In 2017, he designed the fat stenci typeface Growling.
Alexandre Saumier Demers
Type designer from Novosibirsk, Russia, b. 1985, Altay, whose design and branding company is called Newface Studio. He designed the ball terminal typeface Asheron in 2013 and the display sans typefaces Higenson and Berkslund in 2015. Typefaces from 2016: Bjornson, Tiirson, Yaarve, Owuro, Appalachi (hand-crafted), Kraftwied, Sungent.
Typefaces from 2017: Mayland (monoline script).
Or Alex Timohovsky. Ukrainian type designer based in Kiev (b. 1983, Kiev). He has his own type foundry in Kiev. In 2014, he designed the blackletter beer label typeface Grenadier for Latin and Cyrillic. Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Website developer and graphic designer in San Diego, CA. Creator of the unconnected hand-crafted typefaces Olive Love (2015), Little Beetle (2015), Sailboat (2015, horizontally striped font), Christmas Card Font (2015), Grotto (2015, textured), Jello Fever (2015), Enchanted (2015), California (2015, horizontally striped), Happy Baby (2015) and Pretty Girl (2015).
German type designer in Karlsruhe. He created Rhetorica (2011): Its design is motivated by the elegant roman letters of the Rennaissance, capturing the vitality seen in the hand of masters like Granjon, Garamond, Jenson and Van den Keere, but also neohumanist typographers like Zapf.
In 2012, Luengas published the Meleo family. This organic semiserif family is characterized by a large x-height, and a contrast between the round nature of the regular style and the angular calligraphic features of the italic styles.
In 2013, he started work on Didotesque.
His main project in 2014 was Cavatina, a font for writing music: Cavatina is my misuse (to put it nicely) of the OpenType font architecture, inspired by Travis Kochel's FF Chartwell. Similarly, the font relies on contextual alternates and ligatures to take care of the formatting and allow the support of a wide range of musical grammar. Among others, it is possible to write over four octaves of different notes, key and time signatures, barlines, accidentals, articulations as well as ornamentation, providing a system robust enough to allow fast musical composition. Additionally, I have written an open-source converter that translates the Cavatina text files to MIDI and MusicXML. A browser based text editor with integrated MIDI playback is also provided for those who don't have a Mac. Cavatina exploits the liga, calt and gsub rules in Opentype. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Alexis Luengas Zimmer
French type and graphic designer (b. 1974) who lives in Asnières-sur-Seine and works in Paris. Educated at Ecole Estienne, Paris, and ANRT, Nancy, he designs custom-made typefaces and has released several commercial fonts including Adso and Mihaly. He co-founded BAT foundry in 2009 and set up Alfab in 2019. His typefaces:
Graduate of the Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. Born in Syracuse, Sicily, he spent half of his life in New York City, and studied for four years in The Netherlands. He worked in Lithuania with a group called Alfa60, and is now based in Turin.
Aka Logo Labs. Tangerang, Indonesia-based designer of the signage typeface Ready For Fashion (2016), the handwriting font Marseille (2018), Swag Marker (2017), and the futuristic / techno typeface Hermes (2017).
In 2018, he designed the free script typeface Billie Harley and the signature font family Sam & Sally.
Typefaces from 2020: Marmoreal (calligraphic), Herschel (font duo), Gorga, Diandra (a signature font), Fringland (calligraphic), Chasmophile (calligraphic), Behofeel (calligraphic), Candelion (calligraphic), Avital, Bandakala (script), Andamar (sans), Andamar Script (a signage script), Anaximander (a display serif), Almerian (a monoline script), Jansky (a signage script), Raya (vintage), Milestone (a signage script), Malbrouck (a penmanship script). [Google] [More] ⦿
Alfredo Marco Pradil
Alfredo Marco Pradil
Ali Sabet (Pixopop foundry, Irvine, CA) is the creator of Pixopop Kawaii Girls (2012), Pixopop Dodo (2012), Pixopop Roughcut (2012), a dingbat font of characters owned by Sabet Brands. He also made Pixopop Confusion (2012) and Pixopop Monstalove (2012). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Ali Sifak Muftari
Alias is a type foundry and graphic design agency founded in 1996 by David James and Gareth Hague. It is based in London. Their fonts can be bought through T-26, ITF and/or FontWorks UK. They also did substantial corporate type design work.
Partial font list: AES (1995, David James), August (1996, a fifties font by Gareth Hague), Caustic (2012, calligraphic script family), Elephant (1994-1995, Gareth Hague), Enabler (1995, David James), Factory, Granite (1995, Gareth Hague), Harbour (1998, Gareth Hague), Intimo (2000), Jackdaw (1997, Gareth Hague), Jude, Key, Klute (1997, Gareth Hague), Mantis (1996, Gareth Hague), Metropolitan (1996, Gareth Hague), Metsys, Sister (1995, Gareth Hague), Text (1995, Gareth Hague).
Corporate typefaces include Prada Candy (2012).
Alice Savoie, Frenchtype
Alice Savoie is an independent typeface designer and researcher, b. 1984, based in Lyon. She studied graphic design and typography in Paris at Ecole Duperré and Ecole Estienne, and in 2006 graduated from the MA in typeface design from the University of Reading (UK). In 2014 she was awarded a PhD from the University of Reading for the research she carried out in collaboration with the Musée de l'imprimerie in Lyon (France). Her research focuses on the design of typeface in France, the UK and the USA in the postwar period, and for phototypesetting technologies in particular: International cross-currents in typeface design: France, Britain, and the US in the phototypesetting era, 1949-1975. She collaborates with international type foundries such as Monotype, Process Type Foundry, and Tiro Typeworks, and specializes in the design and development of typefaces for editorial and identity purposes. She also designs multi-script type families, including Latin, Greek, Cyrillic and Hebrew. She intends to sell her typefaces via 205 Corp.
Between 2008 and 2010 Alice joined Monotype as an in-house type designer, working mainly on custom type designs for international clients (The Times, Turner Broadcasting, Ogilvy, etc.). She has also contributed to the design of new typefaces for the Monotype library, such as the Ysobel type family (in collaboration with Robin Nicholas), and Rotis II Sans. Her type family Capucine is distributed by Process Type Foundry. In 2012 she collaborated with John Hudson/Tiro Typeworks over the development of the Brill typeface family for the Dutch publisher Brill. Since September 2013 she teaches typeface design at the Atelier National de Recherche Typographique in Nancy, and at ESAD Amiens (France). Her type foundry is called French Type.
She holds an MA and a PhD from the University of Reading (UK). She collaborates with design studios and type foundries on the design of multi-script typeface families. In 2018 she released the typeface family Faune, commissioned by the Centre national des arts plastiques (CNAP) in partnership with the Groupe Imprimerie Nationale. Alice teaches and supervises research projects at ANRT Nancy and ENSBA Lyon (FR). She is the principal Post-doctoral Researcher on the Leverhulme-funded project Women in Type under the supervision of Fiona Ross at the University of Reading. Her typefaces:
Typecache link. Klingspor link. At ATypI 2014 in Barcelona she spoke about phototypesetting. Speaker at ATypI 2016 in Warsaw on Typefaces for telephone directories, a talk in which she and Dorine Sauzet describe Ladislas Mandel's oeuvre. Speaker at ATypI 2018 in Antwerp. Behance link. Estienne link. Reading link. Another link for the University of Reading. Fontsquirel link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Studio in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Creator of the curly script typeface Violet Night (2015) and the poster typeface Hornhill (2016, Sans and Serif).
Typefaces from 2019: Whitefield, Alterwave (a sans family), Greenmark (Peignotian), Günterhaus (a didone), AfterOne, Bluristy, Archelaos, Finnmark, Quinlee, Glitterino, Commodus, Exophis, Klausen (inspired by Trajan caps0, Osmund (a clean bold gemetric sans), Multiberry, Helmwick (a signature script), Benfield (wild calligraphy), Clocksmith (a piano key typeface), Westboy. [Google] [More] ⦿
Alit Design (or: Gurita Hitam)
Allen graduated from Delcastle Vocational and Technical High and continued his education at Temple University's Tyler School of Art. Upon returning from studying abroad in 1993, he was invited to partner in founding House Industries. After graduating from Tyler with honors in 1994, Allen became House Industries' third stockholder. Allen Mercer is chief operator, design technician and janitor of Alive Fonts located in Petofibanya Hungary. Alive Fonts is specialized in handrafted typography. As a previous partner at House Industries, he created fonts such as Funhouse, the Street Van collection and the infamous House Gothic. In 1998 Allen gave up his partnership with House Industries to become a full-time Christian missionary with his wife Sharon in Hungary. Allen has been handcrafting fonts for over 20 years.
At House Industries he designed fonts such as HouseFly, Horatio, Funkhouse, Kathouse, Chophouse, Treehouse, Roundhouse (1995), Funhouse, Randumhouse (1995).
Allison B. Williams
New York City-based designer of Radio Corp (2015, an art deco family designed as a tributed to the 1920s New York City architect Ralph Thomas Walker), Circle Deco (2015), Insomnia Deco (2015) and the sketched art deco typeface Jingle Display (2015).
Or Rinto Dewangga. Kedu, Temanggung, Indonesia-based designer, b. 1985, of these script typefaces in 2018: Twinkle, Zetetic, Oklahoma Script, Stela, Santa Fe, Wall Street (a luxurious signature font), Lambretta, Kongo, Blackbeard, Sinister Brush, Zimphony.
Typefaces from 2019: Halycoon (for signage), Magenta, Qiara (font duo), .
Typefaces from 2020: Morrissley (wild, calligraphic), Sefilya, Milkshake Scriptsweet, Dorithy, Applezack, Floristya Script (swashy, calligraphic), Crusty Breads, Fairytales, (a Valentine's day script), Wonderlove Monograms, Floral Split Monogram, La Foonte, Vanquish, Sanbrush, Cool Baby, Helen Paris, Froogstones, Droop Sheep, Betterlove, Pinapples (sic), Rectoversa, magic Winter, Romantic Rhapsody, Royale Amoure Font Duo, The Rollingstar, Srinthile Script, Northland, Wonderia, Artisoul Signature (a monoline signature script), Bilderberg (a bold display serif typeface), Beauty Gadish (calligraphic). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Chinese studio that made the Latin script typefaces Agile Script (2015), Belle Script (2015), Lovepen (2015, connected), Smooth handwriting (2015), Caligraphy (2015), Golf (2015), Fancy Signature (2015), Vina (2015, fashion mag headline sans) and Candy Sticks (2014). In 2015, they made Sickle Blade, Bigoo, Bubble (display type), Pipe (art deco), Shuimu (hand-printed typeface), Begade (display type), Guilloches (a textured wavy op-art decorative typeface), Pio, Graffito (a painted graffiti font), Dome (a thin techno sans), and Hemiyong (a script typeface).
Typefaces from 2016: Dorae Script, Agile Script, Happly Script (connected), Quick Script.
Alphabet Agency Font Foundry
Aka Alphabet Agency and Alphabet Agent. Jon (or Jonathan) Swinn is based in Preston, UK. He designed these typefaces in 2014: Hellfire, Halberdier, Norseman, Order of Calatrava, Lancaster Castle, Santa Rosa (ornamental caps), Arcade, Captain Regular, Captain Shipwreck, Strobe Stencil, Gunslinger (spurred Western font), Street Stencil (+Overspray, +Grime), Abandoned Saloon Font (Western typeface).
In 2015, he made the free speed-themed sports font Top Speed, the baseball logo font Benchmark, the tattoo font Hellfire Club and the decorative caps typeface Santa Rosa.
Typefaces from 2016: Rangers (spurred), Four Potato Farm, Peacemaker (spurred family), Potato Farm, Hammer & Anvil, Mughals (Victorian), Mughals Distressed, Zero 2 Sixty (speed emulation techno font), Neodigital (free; inside the font we find the date 2012 though).
Typefaces from 2017: Megapowerz (all caps, cartoon or comic book style typeface), Physico (techno), Gamerica (beveled techno typeface), Monster Truck, Shift (a technical speed emulation font), Urban Tribe (grungy stencil).
Typefaces from 2018: Ice Champs, Baseball Champs, Pro Hockey Champs.
Typefaces from 2019: Cicero, Sports Headline (an octagonal sports font), Outline 99.
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 typeface 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] ⦿
Born in Dallas in 1923, and retired in Florida, Phil Martin had an exciting life, which started as a bombardier in WWII, and went on as a piano bar singer, publisher, cartoonist, comedian and typographer. He died in October 2005.
Phil established Alphabet Innovations International in 1969 and TypeSpectra in 1974, and designed most of his 400 typefaces (read: film fonts for use in the VGC Photo Typositor) there: Agenda (1976), Americana (1972), Arthur (1970, by Roc Mitchell), Aurora Snug (1969), Avalon (1972), Baskerville (1969), Beacon (1987), Bluejack (1974), Borealis (1970, by Roc Mitchell), Britannic (1973), Bulletin (1971), Celebration (1969, by Roc Mitchell), Century S (1975), Cheltenham (1971), Clearface (1973), Cloister (1975), Corporate (1971, by Roc Mitchell), Corporate Image (1971, by Roc Mitchell), Courier B EF (2004, originally done at Scangraphic), Didoni (1969, a knock-off of Pistilli Roman with swashes added), Dimensia and Dimensia Light (1971, by Roc Mitchell), Dominance (1971), Egyptian (1970), Eightball (1971, some report this incorrectly as a VGC face, which has a different typeface also called Eightball: it was digitized by FontBank as Egbert. Alphabet Innovations' Eightball had other versions called Cueball and Highball, and all three were designed by George Thomas who licensed them to AI), Fat Chance (Rolling Stone) (1971), Fotura Biform (1969), Franklin (1981), Garamond (1975), Globe (1975), Goudy (1969), Harem (1969, aka Margit; digitized and revived in 2006 by Patrick Griffin and Rebecca Alaccari as Johnny), Helserif (1976---I thought this was created by Ed Kelton; anyway, this typeface is just Helvetica with slabs), Helvetica (1969), Introspect (1971, revived in 2012 by SoftMaker as Looking Glass, and by Castcraft as OPTI Looking Glass), Jolly Roger (1970, digitized in 2003 by Steve Jackaman at Red Rooster; Martin says that Jolly Roger and Introspect are his two most original designs), Journal (1987), Kabell (1971), Kabello (1970), King Arthur [+Light, Outline] with Guinevere Alternates (1971, by Roc Mitchell), Legothic (1973), Martinique (1970), Mountie (1970), News (1975), Palateno (1969), Pandora (1969), Pazazzma (1980), Perpetua (1969), Plantin (1973), Polonaise (1977; digital version by Claude Pelletier in 2010, called Chopin Script), Primus Malleable (1972), Quaff (1977), Quixotic (1970), Report (1971), Romana (1972), Scenario (1974), Sledge Hammer (1971), Son of Windsor (1970), Stanza (1971, by Roc Mitchell; this angular typeface was later published by URW), Stark (1970), Supercooper (1970), Swath (1979), Threadgil (1972), Thrust (1971), Timbre (1970), Times (1970), Times Text (1973), Trump (1973), Tuck Roman (1981), Viant (1977), Vixen (1970), Weiss (1973), Wordsworth (1973).
In 1974, he set up TypeSpectra, and created these type families: Adroit (1981), Albert (1974), Analog (1976), Bagatelle (1979), Cartel (1975), Caslon (1979), Criterion (1982), DeVille (1974), Embargo (1975), Heldustry (1978, designed for the video news at the fledgling ABC-Westinghouse 24-hour cable news network in 1978; incorrectly attributed by many to Martin's ex-employee Ed Kelton: download here), Innsbruck (1975: revived in 2018 by Olexa Volochay as Tyrol), Limelight (1977), Oliver (1981), Opulent [Light and Bold] (1975, by George Brian, an amployee at Alphabet Innovations), Quint (1984), Sequel (1979), Spectral (1974), Welby (1982).
His fonts can be bought at MyFonts.com and at Precisiontype. He warns visitors not to mess with his intellectual property rights, but I wonder how he can have escaped the ire of Linotype by using the name Helvetica. In any case, the fonts were originally made for use on photo display devices and phototypesetters. Some are now available in digital format.
Near the end of his life, Phil's web presence was called MM2000 (dead link).
Check his comments on his own typefaces. URW sells these typefaces: URW Adroit, URW Agenda, URW Avernus (after Martin's design from 1972), URW Baskerville AI, URW Beacon, URW Bluejack, URW Cartel, URW Cloister, URW Corporate, URW Criterion, URW Didoni, URW Fat Face, URW Globe, URW Goudy AI, URW Heldustry, URW Helserif, URW Introspect, URW Legothic, URW Martin Gothic, URW Martinique, URW Pandora, URW Polonaise, URW Quint, URW Scenario, URW Souvenir Gothic, Souvenir Gothic Antique (the Souvenit Gothic family was designed by George Brian, an employee of Alphabet Innovations at the time: it was AI's first text family), URW Stanza, URW Stark, URW Timbre, URW Viant, URW Wordsworth.
The final message on his last web page, posted posthumously read: MARTIN, PHIL, 82, of Largo, died Tuesday (Oct. 4, 2005) at Largo Medical Center. He was born in Dallas and came here after retiring as a writer, singer-songwriter, commercial artist, and comedian. As a high school student, he worked as an assistant artist on the nationally syndicated Ella Cinders, and at 18 wrote and drew Swing Sisson, the Battling Band Leader, for Feature Comics. He was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II, where he served as a bombardier in Lintz, Austria. On his 28th mission shelling the yards in Lintz, his B-24 was hit and he was listed as missing in action until the war in Europe ended. He was a comedian on The Early Birds Show on WFAA in Dallas. As a commercial artist, he founded two multinational corporations to market typeface designs and is credited for designing 4 percent of all typefaces now used. He also wrote columns and articles for typographic publications. Locally, he sang original lyrics to old pop standards in area piano bars, and in 1999 produced 59 issues of the Web book Millennium Memorandum, changing the title to MM2000 when he issued the first edition of the new Millennium on Jan. 3, 2000. Survivors include his wife, Ann Jones Martin; and a cousin, Lorrie Hankins, Casper, Wyo. National Cremation Society, Largo.
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 December 2014, font engineer Andreas Eigendorf and type designer Stephan Müller founded a font-production, type-technology, and knowledge hub based in Berlin called Alphabet Type. Its expertise and custom tools help type designers and foundries turn their typefaces into fully functional software. As of early 2018, it employed these technical type specialists and font engineers: Andreas Eigendorf, Stephan Müller, Philipp Acsany, Monika Bartels, Anke Bonk, Benedikt Bramböck, Sophie Caron, Gergo Kokai and Paul Spehr. [Google] [More] ⦿
Allison B. Williams (Alphabet Zoo) is Hilton Head Island, SC-based type and graphic designer. In 2010, she made the alphading font Christmas Spirit (+Christmas Spirit 2), and the architectural writing font Handwriting Absolute. In 2011, this was followed by Quick Notation (hand-printed). Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
He also has an interest in Startrekkery because he designed the typefaces Transformers Movie (2009) and Star Trek Future (2009). All these typefaces are free at Dafont and/or Fontspace. Alternate URL.
In 2010, he did the free brush typeface 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 typeface Minardi (+Collage), and the curly family Vannucci Antico. Metropolis (2010) is an angular typeface 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 typeface 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 typeface based on Steven Spielberg's 2011 movie. Fantastic Four (2011) is a StarTrek style family that is based on the Tim Story movie. Faelorehn (2011) is a vampire script.
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).
Typefaces made in 2013: Beastly (based on the David Barnz movie featuring Vanessa Hudgens), Top Gun (an octagonal typeface based on the movie with Tom Cruise), Manhattan (from Woody Allen's movie), Assassin (based on a Ubisoft video game).
Foundry, est. 2015 by Miguel Hernandez and Tania Chacana. Their typefaces include ABC Normal (2016, by Miguel Hernandez and Tania Chacana) which they motivate in this way: Normal is a working horse for the Modern Grotesk Canon, result of study of the models from Theinhardt, Renner, Novarese & Gerstner; avoiding to reveal a personal style. It is timeless but has a large x-height (which makes it not so timeless). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Alphabets Inc (or: Fontsonline.com)
Alphabets Inc was founded by type designer Peter Fraterdeus, who made AI Marlowe, AI Prospera, AI Wood (1992, interpreted from examples shown in Rob Roy Kelly's American Wood Types) and AI Quanta (1994, a multiple master face). Check here. This foundry has some of the nicest typefaces anywhere, including many gorgeous typefaces by Philip Bouwsma (example: Alexia, Juliana, BouwsmaScript, Weissenau). Other designers include Bonnie Barrett (Arbor), Brian Sooy (multiple master fonts AIVeritas and AIVeritasItalic), Ejaz Syed, Inna Gertsberg, John Pugh, Karen Ackoff (check out the Russell handwriting), Kurt Roscoe, Lester Dore, Manfred Klein, Mike Brooks, Peter Fraterdeus (Oberon, Prospera and Quanta (multiple master) families), Randall Jones (the multiple master font AIKochAntiqua), Robert McCamant, Martha Chiplis, Serge Pichii, and Steve Meek. In 2007, Peter Fraterdeus started Exquisite Letterpress for top quality printing. In 2010, he promised to release Quanta Uncial.
Creator of these typefaces in 2019 and 2020: Fun Times, Spaceball, Yellow Pad, Playground (a great outlined sans typeface family), Essential Gothic Condensed, Sketch Slab, Write Sans, Paper Cut. [Google] [More] ⦿
St. Louis lettering artist Robert Leuschke (who grew up and lives in St. Charles, MO) has made some 250 calligraphic fonts for greeting cards, including many for Hallmark Cards, of which about 80 are commercially available: ITC Arid (1997), a flowing handwriting [see also here], ITC Chivalry (2003), Saliere (1997), Love (2003), SendFlowers (1988), Whisper (2003), RugeBoogie (2004, supercurly script), Ambiance (2004, an informal calligraphic design for Bitstream), and a handprinting font, Roelandt BT (2002, Bitstream). The IRC Chat Font (smilies) is free.
In 2003, he found an outlet for his work through P22 and published P22Corinthia, P22ImperialScript, P22OhLey [simulating Mexican writing], P22Petemoss and P22Ruthie.
He also made RUSerius (2007, curly handwriting), Alex Brush (2003), Cherish Font (2003), ChildrenPlay ROB (2003), Ephesis (1988), Inspiration (2003), JackieO (2003), Licorice (2003), OoohBabyROB (2004), TheNautiGal (2006), Gideon (2009, roman), Corinthia (2009, calligraphic), Puppies Play (2009), Monte Carlo (2011).
Grobogan, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1996) of the script typefaces Legilature (2018), Southaste (2018: an inky signature font), Salahe (2018: a curly script), The Bohemian (2018), The Signate (2018: monolined), Butterfly (2018), The Rainbow (2018: brush script), Sontoloyo (2018: free), Vessia (2018), Russhell (2018), Helsinki (2018), Tallitha (2018) and Salhena (2018), and the display typeface Cutebold (2018).
Typefaces from 2019: Collection, Shinthink, Every Style, Diveil Script, Lazy Cat, Alisha, Catarina (brush font), Maode, Frederick (signature font), Bigfish, Bella (vintage script), Anderfont (script), Brother (brush script), Holiday (script).
He created Foldgami, Apollo 13 (techno, futuristic), Fatgami, Origamia, Paper Roll, Alt Retro (2010, multilined family), Alt Tiwo (2010, fat counterless), Alt Matey (2010, a family that includes a multiline style; the piano key typeface Alt Matey V2 followed in 2012), ALT Lautus (2010, a minimalistic monoline sans family), Japanese Cities Type Experiment (2010), ALT Alternatice (2010), ALT Vxt11 (2010, a high-contrast art deco octagonal face), ALT Aeon (2010, a unicase but multiline family), Alt Re 32 (2010, techno), ALT Mun (2010, a curlified family), ALT Breo (2011, octagonal family), ALT Exline (2011), Jun Script (2011, connected contemporary upright script), ALT Ayame (2011, condensed squarish family ain the piano key style, +Long), Alt UAV31 (2011, an octagonal experiment), Alt Moav (2011, a striking geometric caps face. Images: i, ii, iii), Alt Geko (2011, an art deco caps face), and Archetype (unicase, Bauhaus).
Typefaces made in 2012: DNR001 (hipster style), ALT Kora (for the identity of Drone), ALT Fat (monospaced squarish caps face), ALT Exodus (sci fi face), Alt Wet (a paint splatter face), Alt Sku (ornamental didone face), Alt Robotechnica (pixel face), Exodus (a blackletter style straight-edged typeface), Juk01 (an ornamental mechanical, or steampunk, typeface), Alt Sake (a thin condensed poster typeface).
Typefaces from 2014: Ren (a free vintage display typeface family).
The free fonts as of 2015: ALTBELY, AltJoli, AltPixelsGoneBad, AltRe32-Duo, AltRe32-Normal, AltRenDuo, AltRenRegular, AltRenRetro, AltRenShadow, AltRetroBlack, AltRetroBold, AltRetroLight, AltRetroRegular, AltRetroThin, Alt-Twitchy, AltVxt11, Altapollo13, AltAeon-Black, AltAeon-Bold, AltAeon-Light, AltAeon-Medium, AltAeon-Thin, AltAeonRegular, AltAxlDeco, AltAxlRegular, AltDEVILE, AltGeko-AltGeko, AltMateyv2-Black, AltRobotechnica, AltSku, AltSkuItalic, AltUAV31, AltWet, Altapollo13-Black, Altapollo13, althazer, altsmaq2.8, altsmaq4.8, altsmaq6.8, altsmaq8.8, altexodus, altfatgami, altfatitalic, altfatregular, altfoldgami.
Typefaces from 2016: Sadistic (a free scratchy font), System Code (free programming font).
Typefaces from 2017: Rekt, Rogue (free).
Typefaces from 2018: Alt Catwalk (a fashion mag typeface family), Frantic, Looper (a compass-and-ruler font), Silent Scream (a free dry brush font). free).
Alter Deco Type foundry
Yogyakarta, Indonesia-based designer Adit Saputra set up Alter Deco Type foundry in 2013. He created the spurred Victorian typefaces The Famous Typeface (2013), Midnight Show (2013), Heister (2013), Cardiman Script (2013), Epique (2013), Holden (2013), Long March (2013), Dialog (2013), Big Lodge (2013), Jack Runner (2013, spurred), Shoutest (a Western circus font), Old Opera (2013) and AI Trashed (2013, free download).
Other typefaces: Haimdale (2013, Victorian), Hamdall (2013), Chevia (2013), Chevitz (2013, roman caps), Shakehand (2014), Harmonique (2014), Knight Guard (2014), Hydenia (2014), Monopolish (2014), Antiqueen (2014), Samathor (2014), Sea Horse (2014), Phillnesia (2014, spurred), Relative (2014: a multiline custom typeface for Addthisrock Studio), Dubster (2014: a multiline typeface), Orbital (2014: a multiline custom typeface for Addthisrock Studio), Apparecum (2014), Handster (2015), Mermaid (2015: Victorian), Roasted (2015), Run (2015, spurred), Movember (2015), Bhaltazar (2015, eroded medieval font), Arthur (2015, rounded and hand-crafted), Aberden (2015), Boulden (2015, rounded spurred typeface family, including letterpress emulation styles), Mouthen (2015).
Typefaces from 2016: Strongwill (Victorian), Cyanide, Handland.
Spanish foundry, est. ca. 2009, and on the web since 2012. It is located in Madrid. Alter Littera's fonts and web site are designed and managed by José Alberto Mauricio, who holds a doctorate degree in Economics and Business Administration, and is Associate Professor of Econometrics at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
Alter Littera produces and markets opentype fonts reviving some of the most beautiful bookhands from medieval Western manuscripts, as well as some of the finest European and North-American typefaces from the mid-fifteenth through the early-twentieth centuries. The "Bookhand", "Oldtype" and "Initials" font collections cover gothic and/or blackletter letter forms.
Altered Ego Fonts (was: Sooy Type Foundry, STF)
Altered Ego Fonts is the 2003-born sibling of STF, the Sooy Type Foundry. See also Sooy Co. Brian Sooy is the Elyria, OH-based designer of font families such as Chevron (1994, a condensed font), Eclectics (dingbats: Bundle, Medley, Pixelweb, Web), VerveMM (1999, multiple master font at Adobe), Acolyte, Veritas (1995, multiple master text fonts), Benderhead (Garagefonts; Benderhead AEF followed in 2006), ITC Coventry (1998, grunge font), EclecticWeb (dingbats), American Spirit STF (2001, American symbols), ArkeoBT (2003, Bitstream, a readable bitmap font family), Lil Milton (2006), AE Prosperity (2011, a slightly aged old map style script), and Greenbriar AEF (2005, a 12-style hypnotic and gothic family).
Brian, who also runs Brian Sooy&Co, calls his fonts trendy and neo-humanist. Check Alphabets Inc for EclecticOne, EclecticTwo, EclecticPixel (2004, pixel dingbats), Greenbriar (hexagonal), Temerity, Chevron and Veritas, and the Bitstream Type Odyssey CD (2001) for most of his collection.
Corporate work includes the Lucerna Bible Font for the New Living Translation Bible of Tyndale House Publishers in 1995, which was based on Veritas.
Editorial and graphic designer and art director based in Lausanne, Switzerland, who graduated from ECAL in 2009. Since 2012, he teaches typography and type design at Eracom Lausanne---École romande d'arts et communication---and ECAL. He designed Celstine (a school project typeface at ECAL in 2009), Super Achachi (2013, a text typeface), Dominicale Medium (2012, an expressive text typeface originally designed for the book Sacré), Millionaire, Rounded, Renard (2014, sans), Thames Capsule (2015-2016), Kirsch Rund Grotesk, ThreeThousand and Monaako (2016, an angular poster typeface).
In this list, the Thames Capsule project stands out because of its historic relevance. A feud between founder T.J. Cobden-Sanderson and partner Emery Walker of the Doves Press culminated in Cobden-Sanderson stealthily hurling the last of the Doves Type letterpress blocks off London's Hammersmith Bridge into the River Thames in 1917. In 2014, Robert Green (Doves Type) managed to recover 150 original metal letterpress blocks with the help of divers from Port of London Authority, updating a digital facsimile of the typeface he had first issued in 2013. With Gaël Faure, he designed the commercial typeface Thames Capsule (2015-2016). The display typeface Nirvana Bold was released in 2019. Twitter link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Maarten van 't Wout (Alumia) is the Lisse, The Netherlands-based creator of several following commercial typefaces between 2011 and 2014. He decided in 2014 to withdraw nearly all of them. The list (mostly of fonts that have been removed from the internet):
Alvaro Thomáz Oliveira
Alviso Bill's Tijuana Font Factory
Robert R. Carroll is the designer of all the (non-downloadable) fonts at Alviso Bill's Tijuana Font Factory. He also designed a character in the September 11 charity font done for FontAid II. [Google] [More] ⦿
Alvo Type (or: ATF, or: Alvaro Thomaz Fonts)
Ipatinga, Minas Gerais-based (or Santa Barbara-based, or Belo Horizonte-based) designer of these typefaces in 2011: Gogating Book (a Helvetica-like face), Mytupi, Pirates Writers, Chapenettoer 8 Thin, a large x-height and large-bowl minimalist sans face. This was followed by the bold caps sans typeface Laranja Pro and Laranjha Pro Fraco, Aovel Cool (geometric monoline sans), Aovel Sans Rounded, Aovel Sans Light, Aovel Neo (based on Avant Garde), Yagora (humanist sans), Salika, Sheep Sans (2011), Mariana Family, Extrememame, Timo Roman, AvantFox (based on Avant Garde), Brasil (based on ITC Lubalin), Hasteristico (monoline geometric typeface based on Avant Garde), Amiju Book, DMF Arreia Black (fatted up Helvetica), DMF Cantell, DMF Handwriter, DMF Handatme, BDP Sergipe, BDP Fox, BDP Clien, BDP Up, and BDP Gelly.
Typefaces made in 2012: Flex Display (a free thin sans), Meva (geometric sans), Duase Light (a thin rounded avant-garde geometric sans), Tenue Sans (a distinguished sans---tuxedo required), Cridigo Sans, Cogga (a display sans face), Homizio (a free 6-style geometric sans family), Aliquam, Regencie, Blouding (from blood samples?), Quinfo (avant garde family), Frugal Sans, Agnele Modern (a didone titling face), Salutino, Bondoluo (geometric avant-garde sans, +Light, +Display), Duase (rounded monoline sans).
Typefaces from 2013: Panjo (humanist titling sans inspired by Eric Gill), Grieff (a DIN-like sans), Burne (a geometric all caps sans with elements of Futura and Avant Garde), Suicca (hairline sans), Datidi (custom slab face).
Typefaces from 2014: Homizio Nova (sans), Amper.
Typefaces from 2015: Savass Sans.
Typefaces from 2016: Cerko (a gemoetric circle-based futuristic typeface).
Typefaces from 2017: Beaga (a slab serif named after Belo Horizonte).
Typefaces from 2019: Antropil (a rounded sans), Finis Grotesk (inspired by the Bauhaus movement), Finis Text, Finis Text Soft.
Typefaces from 2020: Dumont (a 27-style structural geometric sans named after Brazilian aviation pioneer Alberto Santos dumont), Hauslan (a sans family).
Home page. Fontspace link, where he is known as authimie. Another Fontspace link. About me page. Behance link. Another Behance link. About Me link. Dafont link. Aka Alvaro Ovelha. Creative Market link. Future URL. Home page of Alvaro Thomaz. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Banda Aceh, Indonesia-based designer of the upright connected script font Gangster Berdury Monoline Script (2016) and the calligraphic typefaces Bosline (2016), Auliyana (2016), Brillion Shella Script (2016), Misfadiella (2016), Martino Script (2016, a great swashy calligraphic script), and Israquella (2016).
Typefaces from 2017: Sammer Lesson (script), Sammer Lesson Sans, Butlsr, Sweet Girl, Amirra Script, Brownight (brush script), Shafira Script.
Typefaces from 2018: Fantiyella (swashy calligrapgic), Vabrietta Script (calligraphic), Boesty, Exaller (dry brush), Mifone (brush script), Resti Script (Treefrog style), Geristy, Minosha, Blythe (brush script), Butlsr.
Amar Lettering (or: Kamaruddin, or: Just Lett)
Banda Aceh, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1991) of the calligraphic script typefaces Shellia Script (2016), Kalisha Script (2016), Mahsetta Script (2016), Austina Script (2016) and Artilla Script (2016).
Typefaces from 2017: Bentley Script, Katrina Script, Fabulous Script, Galatia Script, Princella Script, Eritta Script, Delight Script, Desyanti Script (calligraphic), Madelina Script, Astereiska Script, Humble Script, Challista Script, Challista Sans.
Typefaces from 2018: Javelyn, Sandwich, Katlyne, Hendryan, Gethania, Leisha Script, Thatcher, Catherine, Diantha, Haleigh Script, Rasella Script, Shelter, Sallita, Melinda Script, Ranuella, Humble (calligraphic script), Princella Sans, Bitthai Script, Histeria Script (formal calligraphy), Mansfield, Rasendrya, Kimberly.
Typefaces from 2019: Happy Christmas, Pruistin, Astone Blood (brush script), Minthas Script, Nightwear Script, Ranfield Script, Shooting, Reading, Halley, Something, Nightmare, Bellisa, Berlian, Geralyn, Leighton, Courtney, Bertilda Script, Kinsley, Laneisha, Delany Script (calligraphic), Last Night, Seabright, Litesha, Hamster (script).
As Just Lett in 2019, he released the script typeface Anatonym. In 2020, he released Chartha (an upright script), Misteria, Heart love, Berrylina, Valentine, and Dantalia. Graphicriver link. Aka Kamaruddin. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
André Baldinger is the Swiss typographer and type designer (b. 1963) who made the Newut (1996, all letters of equal size, and thus a semi-unicase) and the B-Dot (pixel) families (1998). His outfit in Lausanne is called amb+. In 1994, he graduated from the Atélier National de Création Typographique (ANCT) in Paris. Since 1995, he teaches typography at the École supérieure d'arts visuels de Lausanne. He lives in Paris. Together with Philippe Millot, he heads the type design unit of the Creation and Innovation Research Centre (EnsadLab) at ENSAD Paris. He teaches typography and type design at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (ENSAD) and the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK). He was involved in projects such as the logotype for the Cité Universitaire and a custom type for the Eiffel tower. He also digitized the Frutiger-Hunziker typeface CGP (used in the Centre Georges Pompidou, originally designed in 1974) in 1997.
The full list of his typefaces: AB BaldingerPro Font, AB BDot Font, AB BLine Font, AB CiteInter Font, AB Eiffel Font, AB Newut Font.
Speaker at ATypI 2010 in Dublin where he introduced the Gering project. I cite: Based on a close analysis of typefaces created by Ulrich Gering at the Atelier de la Sorbonne and the Soleil d'Or workshop in the 1470s, the first typefaces produced in France, postgraduate students Timm Borg, Anthony Dathy, Perrine Saint Martin and Ok Kyung Yoon have been working on a versatile, modern font family for the last 2 years under the the guidance and watchful eyes of André Baldinger and Philippe Millot. Focusing on two of Gering's designs --- a sturdy roman font that closely imitates the texture of blackletter and a roman with blackletter influences --- the EnsadLab team has developed a complete family, reviving the work of the father of the printed word in France and bringing together aesthetics rarely seen in such an ensemble. Working only a few hundred metres from the original site of Gering's workshop they have thoroughly reworked the letterforms found in the extant incunabula available in the Bibliothèque Nationale, complementing the original characters with italics, small caps, and supplementary weights, as well as all of the glyphs necessary in a 21st century font.
Australian designer of the monoline geometric sans typeface Atlantic Neue (2017) and the large multilayered font family Oblivium (2018). Typefaces from 2019: Wassailing (script), Dragonfly Soup (script), Candy Pop (script), Apple Cart (script), Faraway (an errie font), Cinnamon Bun, Buttercream Dream, Lolly Gosh, Baby Pineapples, Macaron Moment, Zombie Dance, Blamo (a cartoon font), Cinnamon Sticks (script).
Amber Phillips (b. 1983, Hanoverpark, IL) is a young graphic designer/typographer about to graduate from Columbia College in Chicago. Her foundry, Amber Phillips, is located in Cary, IL. She made the scratchy handwriting font Ambie Skratch (2006). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Lexington, SC-based designer of the industrial strength typefaces Predator 0316 Slab (2016), Predator 0316 Sans (2016), the slab serif typeface Griffin Display (2015), the wood-inspired vintage typeface Woodchuck (2016), the varsity typeface Grizzly0116 (2016), and the stencil typeface Grizzly (2016).
Typefaces from 2017: AE Armada, AE Incline, Rivalry (modular, beveled, layered, in 22 styles, perhaps ideal for athletic lettering). Creative Market link. Behance link. Newer Creative Market link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Mark van Bronkhorst set up TypoBrand LLC in Berkeley, CA. As part of TypoBrand, he published several typefaces that are modern digital reinterpretations of typefaces at American Type Founders by famous type designers such Morris Fuller Benton. The collection is published by TypoBrand LLC under the names ATF Type or American Type Founders Collection. Codesigners include Igino Marini and Ben Kiel. TypoBrand writes: Reinterpreted and carefully crafted, the ATF Collection offers more weights and widths, expanded character sets, and robust typographic features in type designs beautifully suited to modern use and media. From the printed page to the screen, the new ATF Collection brings a tradition of typographic richness to the digital era. Their typefaces:
Amir Subqi Setiaji
Yogyakarta, Indonesia-based designer of Raitons (2017: signage script), The Crumble (2017, script), Batallion (2017, script), Deadly Phyton (2017), Loguetown (2017, signage script), Axettac Script (2017) and Cadass (2017: baseball or signage script).
Typefaces from 2018: Avant Grande (dry brush), Ematodas (brush), Rattem Hullax, Wiltasso (script), Battams, Rassain, Phyton, Bloomy Script.
Typefaces from 2019: Resshoir (dry brush script), Guzttass, Katteline Rumadhon, Sholaria (a formal calligraphic script), Bathagor (a heavy signature script), Crumble.
Tyler Sticka (Hillsboro, OR), who runs Ampercamp, has made a graffiti font, Hip Slop (2009). Tyler Sticka is a designer, artist, speaker and educator who works at McAfee Design Studio. He has taught classes in typography, CSS and web design at the Art Institute of Portland. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Amtypes (was: TypeWolves, Amtypefoundry, or Try and Error)
Bandung, Indonesia-based designer of the angular signage typeface Lawson (2014), the Victorian signage typeface Houden HTN (2014), the paint brush typeface Valerie (2014), and the ironwork typeface Pipeburn (2014).
In 2015, Angga made the hand-painted typeface Hellous, the hand-crafted Belion, Haste, Seafool and Teaters, the brush typefaces She Lovely, Stay Bold and Rainfall, the great rough brush typeface Harvest, the calligraphic (wedding script?) Judy, the brush face Tropica Island, and the script typeface Callera.
Typefaces from 2016: Badhorse, Burtons Script, Heats, East Coast, Happy Boys, Bird House, Sailor (a vintage rounded letterpress emulation typeface in solid and rough versions), Alloha (brush script).
Typefaces from 2017: Cinamon (brush script), Blackships (Victorian), Explode (a fresh all caps sans layered typeface), Black Gate, Cup Cakes, Wildest Script, Buffalo.
Typefaces from 2018: Hellios (a signature script), Haste, Sunborn Sans, Sunborn Script, Bright, Sweet Belly, Cortez (octagonal), Silver Stone (a vintage Western font), Sumo Book.
Typefaces from 2019: Masquerouge.
Behance link. Creative Market link. Cargo Collective link. Behance link for Try and Error Studio. Creative Market link for Amtypefoundry. Creative Market link for Type Wolves. Behance link for Type Wolves. Creative Market link for Amtypes. Graphicriver link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Amy R. Brown
Slovenian type designer who runs the design studio Grafikarna since 2011 (with Jure Kozuh). His typefaces:
Participant in four TypeClinic workshops in Slovenia from 2011 until 2012.
Irkutsk, Siberia-based designer of Simple Ink (2016, brush script), Double Ink (2016), Grunge Dry Brush (2016), Sponge (2016, a high-contrast calligraphic script), Christmas Snowy (2016), Grunge Stamp (2016), Simple Handdrawn (2016), Grunge Display (2016: a dry brush font), Grunge Display Formal (2016), Rhubarb Pie (2016), Yndina (2016, script), Boriska (2016, watercolor grunge), 3D Sketch Font (2016), Blooming Sally (2016), Pride & Prejudice (2016), Ribbon Display (2016), Melted Font (2016), Leaves Display Font (2016, a floral decorative caps typeface), Concept Round Font (2016), Quick Handwritten Font (2016), Snabbyshoe (2016, grungy hand-crafted typeface), the Latin typeface Old Typewriter (2016), Old Destroyed Typewriter (2016), Retro Typewriter (2016), and Heart Font (2016).
Paris-based Portuguese designer (b. 1990) of the free old typewriter typeface Ana's Rusty Typewriter (2013) and the sans typeface Squiggly Asta (2013). In 2014, she made Night Still Comes (a 4-style serif family), a serif typeface family in four styles, Candlebright (blackletter), Mystery Typewriter, Strangeways (brushed), and Calling Cards (sans). In 2015, she created the informal typefaces Rough Notes and Chalk Marks. In 2016, she designed the connected script typeface Better Phoenix.
Typefaces from 2017: Reckless (thick brush), Bloxhall (art deco titling sans), Delirium (brush style), Blue Fires, Unexpected Typewriter, Wild Creatures (brush script), A Pompadour (11 styles, from retro sans to display), Night Wind Sent.
Typefaces from 2018: These Days (brush SVG font), Soft Notes (blackletter), Popless (Serif, Script), Pitch or Honey, Be Cool, Honolulu (a hand-drawn blackboard bold typeface), Floret, Landslide, Bellevue (brush), BigRiver (+Script), Farewell Angelina (a display family in Sans, Serif and Text substyles), Siren Song, Something Exquisite (signature font).
Typefaces from 2020: Notes and Quotes, Honey and Smoke, Summer Days (a monoline fat finger font), Smoke Signals, Secretary Typewriter, Clockwise (a friendly sans), Calling Cards (a condensed sans), Pitch Or Honey, Porchlight (a text typeface inspired by vintage French types). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
In 2015, she and Iordanis Passas created the gorgeous Finos, which was inspired by Greek retro cinema (buy it here and check the free demo). Her second typeface of 2015 is the equally impressive deco script typeface family Magellan (in Deco and Script sub-styles). Marpesia (2015) is a connected calligraphic script typeface. Charming (2015) is a free spurred vintage tattoo typeface for Latin, Greek and Cyrillic. Adalberta (2015) is a great connected script typeface.
Typefaces from 2016: Sketchbook Script (+Pro), Old Harbour (vintage lettering collection consisting of Blue waves, Blue waves striped, Captain's pipe, Captain's pipe Sans, Sailor's tattoo, Sailor's tattoo Sans, Old Ship, Old Anchor, Old Lighthouse, Seashells, Starfish, Old Harbour dingbats), Juvenile.
Typefaces from 2018: Hayao's Letters (fantastic drop caps that pay tribute to Hayao Miyazaki and his magical films), Chalky Letters (a multilayered font collection).
Illustrator and graphic designer in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Creator of the girlish Latin / Cyrillic script typeface Lila Paris (2015) and of the hand-crafted Ampersands (2015). Creative Market link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Or Stasya Kolodii, b. 1993. Kiev, Ukraine-based designer who specializes in wild calligraphic scripts. Creator of the outlined hand-crafted typefaces Pear Dragon (2017), My Little Scandinavia (2017), Rosemary (2017), Lavender (2017), Sailor Jack Script (2017), Gypsy Soul (2017: textured brush style), Rosemary & Lavender (2017), Drunk Panda (2016).
Typefaces from 2018: White Marble, Beauty Youth, La La Lapland (a Christmas font), Rock n Roll Baby, Vongoforte Script, Bellontze, Summer Rock, Zimbabwe (gorgeous script), Bohemian Heart (font duo), Chase The Sun, Million Dreams (signature font).
Typefaces from 2019: Bomtrys, Winter Time, Amulet, Xmas Garland, Xmas script, Xmas Ornament, Breathe Me, Martin Script, Garnet Night (font duo), Belem (font duo), Montenegro (a wild calligraphic brush script).
Swiss design company, est. in Basel in 1987. It expanded in 2000 and created an office in San Francisco. MyFonts link. Jean-Benoît Lévy, Diana Alisandra Stoen, Sylvestre Lucia, Mike Kohnke and Joachim Müller-Lancé created the hand signal dingbat font H-AND-S. ocreator of TX Signal Simplifier (2002, Typebox), a hilarious information design dingbat face. MyFonts writes: Eight designers present a set of icons that indicate the fun and fantastic world of signage. Each collaborator's solution represents a completely different interpretations on signage vernacular. The designers are Erik Adigard, Cynthia Jacquette, Akira Kobayashi, Michael Kohnke, Patricia McShane, Joachim Müller-Lancé, Jean-Benoît Lévy, Kevin Roberson, Diana Alisandra Stoen.
The studio is run by Jean-Benoît Lévy (b. 1959, Pully, Switzerland). Lévy is a visual communicator who has been active since 1983 in Switzerland. After his studies at the Basel School of Design with teachers such as Wolfgang Weingart and Armin Hofmann, he opened his studio AND in 1987. Jean-Benoit received his green card in 2001 and is now sharing his time between United States and Europe. He designs logos, corporate identities, postage stamps, coins, posters, and books. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
And Repeat is an art and design studio based in the Bay Area, founded by Martin Grasser. Grasser's typefaces:
Batel, Curitiba, Brazil-based foundry of Anderson Maschio (b. 1980, Curitiba).
Creator of the ultra-fat decorative face Chumbitos (2007, a winner in the experimental type category at Tipos Latinos 2008), available from MyFonts (this was followed by Chumbit02). He also made the experimental type family consisting of Anark Diet Stencil, Anark Fat Stencil, and Anark Natural Stencil (2007). Creator of Magricela (2009, octagonal). He is working on Austera (2007, a basic sans) and Phyta (2007, an experimental typeface with stretched out connected letters).
In 2016, he made a custom font for Juliano Monteiro Studio.
Andfonts (was: Andrikos)
Ukrainian designer (b. 1987) of the sans display typefaces Mitroe (2017) and Andtioh (2017, perhaps useful as a neon or sci-fi font). In 2019, he published the very tilted script typeface Olean and the stylish text typeface family Agatho. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Andi Aw Masry
Bogotá-based Colombian graphic design studio and type foundry Andinistas was founded in 1998 by Carlos Fabián Camargo Guerrero, Lennyn Salinas, Mariangeles Valero, Juan Carlos Valero, Jorge Alexander Camargo Guerrero, Rafael Rincón, and Jordi Teres. It was first located in Caracas, Venezuela, but moved in 2003 to Bogotá, Colombia. New names in its organization include Alexander Moreno. Many of its designers are Venezuelan.
Among their typefaces: Nikona, Magola (2008, puffy script), Angelita, Pepelepu, Zerotipo, Skuke, Retro, Radio Bemba, Pumarosa, Pr1, Oficia, Nativa, Mongol (free), Lirrot, Leroy (1999-2008, computer screen stripes), Leroy Dingbats (1998-2008), Hiroformica, Hibrida, Guerilla, Guerilla Outline, Gruada, Gancho Petare, Escuedra, Esbelta, DSNett, dia-D, Download, Denego, Cristal, Codiga, Codiga Icon, Codiga Destroy, Codiga Codec, Chacao Petare, Cazon Gothic, Boa, Biol, Ave-cedario, Anaira.
Cazon (2007, Camargo Guerrero) is a family of calligraphic origin consisting of 7 styles: Gris, Negra, Uno, Dos, Tres, Dingbats A and B and is based on the paintbrush letters found in the popular markets of La Guaira, Caracas. This family won an award in the experimental typeface category at Tipos Latinos 2008. Lirrot (2007) is a 6-style grunge handwriting typeface bordering on the psychotic, and comes with Lirrot Dingbats. It too won an award at Tipos Latinos 2008.
PP Lepu (1998-2008) is pixel grunge. Josefina (+Dingbats1) is a curly script also made in 2008. Navaja (2008) and Diad are collections of grunge fonts with grungy dingbats. Lucrecia 1 through 3 (2008) is a fat connected script family ranging from clean to splattered.
Telesforo (2008) radiates anger from its brushy grungy limbs. Telesforo Black won an award at Tiupos Latinos 2012. Ninja 1 and Ninja 2 (2008) are script fonts, and are accompanied by Ninja Dingbats (2008). Dsnet (2008) is a 6-style bare-bones rounded squarish family. Flaminia and Flaminia Dingbats (2008) are useful for food-related signage. Modelia (2008) is thick, informal, and looks like it was brushdrawn. Modelia won an award at Tipos Latinos 2010. Filomena (2008) is a brush family with a goth theme and an accompanying goth dingbats. Obdulia (2008) and Floro (2008) are extreme mural grunge fonts. Marimonda (2009) is grunge calligraphy.
Typefaces from 2012: Demetria (a hellish script), Ciclope (army stencil), Meteora (a sturdy weathered family), Kamuy (a grunge typeface, with dingbats, that links to Asian comic style lettering, and Japan in the Pacific War), Naturalia (an informal sans family).
In 2013, he made Gluten (a poster typeface family), Bengala Script (a distant relative of Mistral), Chef Script (a large signage script influenced by Ross F. George's Speedball lettering manual (1957)), Chef Script Dingbats (hilarious restaurant dings and fists), Sumergible Script.
Typefaces from 2014: Citronela (cartoon or Caribbean hotel signage font family), Bemol (a set of script fonts in craftsman style), Nemocon (creamy script), Acustica (a calligraphic Acustica Script, with didone Acustica Caps, and a decorative Acustica Dingbats), Cereal (+ Script (a vampire script), Skin and Dingbats).
Typefaces from 2016: Enjoy (Script, Caps).
Sonora won an award at Tipos Latinos 2014. Combine Script and Combine Caps (layerable colorable fonts), and Nemocon, won awards at Tipos Latinos 2016. Winner at Tipos Latinos 2018 for Clothing, a titling typeface published at Andinistas by Camilo Zamora and Carlos Fabian Camargo.
Andre Toet Design (was: SO Design)
Andre Toet Design (and before that, SO Design is a Dutch studio run by André Toet (b. 1950, Den Haag). He was educated at the KABK under Gerrit Noordzij from 1974 until 1976, and at the Central School of Art and Design in London under Nicolete Gray from 1976 until 1977. From 1979 until 1980, he worked as a designer at Total Design with Jurriaan Schrofer and Wim Crouwel. Andre Toet Design is located in Apeldoorn (was: Amsterdam).
Creator of Artu (2012, monospaced display face), Battersea (multiline face), Billiard (2012), Bloggy (experimental), AT Move Bloggy (2010), Decoupe (experimental), AT Move Decoupé (2012: a modular font based on a French game from 1906), Holborn, Mezzo (mimimalist), AT Move Pipi (2012, a playful textured caps typeface created jointly with Jasper Nijssen), AT Move Mezzo, AT Move Powerplay (1976, and redone in 2011: multilined), Musica, Nath, Powerplay, Tremelo, Wiggle.
Creations from 2012: AT Move Holborn (a 3d outlined neon sign face), AT Move Tremelo (based on the logotype Microtel), Artu, AT Move Wyggle, AT Move Wolfszn, AT Move Skewy (2012), AT Move Specx and AT Move Specx Stencil (a slab serif based on the cover of a 1955 French School-Notebook; help with the design from Jasper Nijssen).
Typefaces made in 2013: AT Move Altera, AT Move Altera, AT Move Herengracht (an inline typeface), AT Move Artu Super Super Heavy, AT Move Bulky (glaz krak font), AT Move Quipo (an amoebic font), AT Move MMM (with Jasper Terra and Jasper Nijssen: a rounded organic sans typeface. They write: The design is based on a old Soap-Powder advertisement. MMM is very useful for headings and/or logotypes.), AT Move Strano (squarish stencil), AT Move Nath (optical illusion typeface first made in 1974 at the Central School of Art and Design in London, and digitized in 2013 with the aid of Jasper Terra).
Typefaces from 2015: Bombola.
Typefaces from 2016: AT Move Bombola (elliptical style).
Typefaces from 2017: Tremelo.
Typefaces from 2018: Powerplay (trilined).
Designer located in Los Banos, Laguna, the Philippines, b. Manila, 1973. Creator of Andrea's Handwriting (2008), Andrea II Script (2010, eight styles), Andrea II Print (2010, eight styles in the spirit of Comic Sans), Stu Print (2009) and Stu Script (2009). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Andrea Zudip Aggasi
André Design (or: AAID)
AAID stands for Andre & Associates Interpretation & Design. Type foundry in Victoria, BC. André Drafting (2012) is based on the hand-drafting lettering of senior designer Andrew Farrell. It can be used in CAD drawings, concept sketches and more. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Brazilian creator the rhythmic and flowing hand-printed HarabaraHand (2009), and of the organic techno sans typeface familiess Harabara and HarabaraNeo (2009) and Harabara Mais (2013) for Latin and Cyrillic. In 2015 he made AliciOne and in 2018 KIQ.
Rouyn-Noranda, Québec-based designer who created these typefaces;
André Themoteo Alves Correa
Berlin-based type designer, b. Vienna, 1974. Andreas Sommerwerk was educated as a product designer at the University of Applied Arts Vienna and has been active in areas like graphic, product, and, more recently, service design. MyFonts link. Sommerwerk Ink (2010) is inspired by typography found on old German shop windows. He writes: It is a script font, but instead of imitating human handwriting and the gestures connected to it, the goal was to come up with a new writing flow and stroke order. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Andrei Trick Robu
Andres Moreno Walter
Andreu Balius Planelles
Born in Barcelona in 1962, Andreu Balius studied Sociology in the Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona (1980-1984), and graphic design at IDEP in Barcelona (1985-1989). He holds a PhD in Design from the University of Southampton (UK). He founded Garcia Fonts&Co in Barcelona in 1993 to show his experimental designs. He cofounded Typerware in 1996 with Joancarles P. Casasín. Typerware existed until 2001 and was based in Santa Maria de Martorelles, a village near Barcelona. He cofounded Type Republic (see also here), and ran Andreu Balius (tipo)graphic design. He is presently an associate professor at Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona.
Balius won a Bukvaraz 2001 award for Pradell. Pradell also won an award at the TDC2 Type Directors Club's Type Design Competition 2002. SuperVeloz (codesigned with Alex Trochut) won an award at the TDC2 2005 type competition.
At ATypI 2005 in Helsinki, he spoke on Pradell and Super-Veloz. Speaker at ATypI 2006 in Lisbon. At ATypI 2009 in Mexico City, he spoke about the Imprenta Real. Coorganizer of ATypI 2014 in Barcelona.
Author of Type at work. The use of Type in Editorial Design, published in English by BIS (Amsterdam, 2003).
Vic, Spain-based designer of the blackletter typeface Kalika (2018), the connected script typeface family Andarina (2018), the free black lapidary serif typeface Gilland (2018: an extension of Gary Elfring's free font Alonse (1993) from 100 to nearly 500 glyphs), the octagonal typeface family Gridger (2018) and the decorative inline typeface Linocut Deko Shade (2018).
Andrew & Emily Beauman
British designer (b. 1976, Bedford) of Mister Loopy (2009). He went commercial in 2009: via MyFonts, one can now buy Spud AF (2009, a potato cut font), Peepz AF (2011, a collection of typefaces of boys), and the hand-printed Scribbles AF family (2011, +Biro, +Felt Tip, +Marker).
Chance Type Co evolved out of Krayon Ink (ex- Jedi Serpent). It has commercial fonts by American designer Andrew Galarza who lives in Miami, who started making type in 2001. These used to be shareware when the place was called Jedi Serpent Fonts.
Galarza's early typefaces: Jeannette (2002), Display Swash, KY and an Urge, 65 Swash, Melfina, Redheads in Transit (beautiful handwriting), Butterfly Collection (dingbats), 5 Am Summer, Transit One, Superchalmers, Like Wind in The Summer, Delithium, Fane Serane, 5am Andrew (2005, handwriting), 5am Chance No 01, 5am Transit (handwriting), 5am Gender, Grey (2005), Melfina (2002, inspired by Emigre's Council), 5 AM Chance No. 1 (which used to be called Vespers), Vespers (2001, based on lettering for a Bjork album), NewTimesRomanHyper and CourierStrange (reworked Monotype fonts: the latter one has letters in brackets), 90Days, Blistel, Cancer, Freeware, Futura, Lode, Love-Quickie, Image Times, Stylus (modified Monotype font), Jenice, Element, Prozac Child, Codeca, Ginger, Ginger2, Boredom, Awitched, Mastillo, Mastillo2, PaperChase2blockedinside (reworked BadFilms by Ray Larabie), Screwupsuprock, Arialbullets39mmwideclear and Arialbullets4VerbRicochet (reworked Monotype Arial-Plain: letters in and on balls), Dots, VanishingBoy (modified Ray Larabie font; the best in the series I think), 1979 (fantastic avant-garde font), Agent 508 (equally great display font), Aloin, Bionic, Backspace, ChemicalTest, Click, Dragon, Eggman, Feelings, Flowery Text, Gallows, Gigayoda, Impression, Lavero, Lorent Roman, LoveJoy, Melody Metrics, Never, Noose, Numbers (hacker font), Opagan, Opus-sc, Panama, Poison Pill, Potheads, Rainy, RoamJapan, Room, Butterfly, Thinker, Veronica, Western Flick, Reterik, MisbehaviorTake23, Thinker, Paperchase2blockedinside, Children's Television Workshop (letters based on the Sesame Street TV show, 2002), KY and Urge, 65 Swash, Redheads in Transit, and I Love My Momma.
On my last visit, there were just a few shareware fonts left (in OpenType format): 5AMButtercup, 5AMButterflyCollection, 5AMDelithium, 5AMLikeWindInTheSummer, 5AMSuperchalmersItalic, 5AMSuperchalmers.
MyFonts sells some of his fonts: 5 AM Buttercup (Andrew Galarza), Grey (Andrew Galarza), 5 AM Gender (Andrew Galarza), 5 AM Chance No 01 (Andrew Galarza), 5 AM Andrew (Andrew Galarza), 5 AM Transit (Andrew Galarza), 5 AM Summer (Andrew Galarza), Melfina (Andrew Galarza), Childrens Television Workshop (Andrew Galarza), Vespers (Andrew Galarza).
Cardiff, Wales-based web developer. Designer of Sooker (2004-2006, a clean sans face), Exuberance (2004, sans family), Exuberance Primary (2005, available, just as Exuberance, at T-26), Graham Sans, Linkage, Experience (with blackletter influences) and Nascence.
Andrew H. Leman
About his rounded informal sans typeface Coreopsis (2012), he says: Coreopsis is a family of fonts that combines mathematical precision with a hand-drawn feel.
In 2012, he designed the painted typewriter font Stonecrop.
Bitfield (2013) is a pixel simulation font.
Andrew Lines Graphic Arts (or: Drewfont Foundry)
Andrew Patrick Lines (b. Lowestoft, Suffolk, UK, 1958) is a signage and logo specialist in Norfolk, UK. His fonts are sold through MyFonts. He started Drewfont Foundry (Great Yarmouth, UK) in August 2001 as part of Andrew Lines Graphic Arts. His typefaces:
Andrew Paglinawan (Dubai, UAE) is a self-employed graphic designer, working in the fields of logo design, print design, web design and branding with the majority of his time spent designing and implementing marketing promotions for small businesses such as logos, brochures, letterhead, business cards, and posters. Creator of these typefaces:
Andrew Patrick Lines
Andrew S. Fuller
Andrew Sinn is a digital creative from Berlin, Germany. He primarily works in UX / interaction design and additionally in vectors, 3D and game design. In 2019, he published the dancing baseline font family Heraklion. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Andrews&Halsted Typeworks (or: Halsted Typeworks)
Indianapolis, IN-based Andrew Markle (Andrews&Halsted Typeworks) designed the sans typeface A&H Hadley (2010). Other commercial typefaces include A&H Bern Sans CT (2010), A&H Hadley Inconsolata MT (2010), A&H Hadley ExtraBold (2010), A&H Hadley Bold (2010), A&H Stella (sans), A&H Kerrigan Light, and A&H Kerrigan Book.
Graphicriver link, where we learn that Halsted Typeworks is located in Evanston, IL. There we also find the 2011 typefaces Indianapolis Slab Serif, Madeleine, Payton, Addison, Gabriel Script, A&H Bjorn, A&H Teagan Script, A&H Taidghin Sans, A&H Alexander (+Sans, +Sans Light, +Serif, +SerifBold, +SerifLight), A&H Stella, AH Ansleigh, AH Greyson, A&H Parker (+Light), and &A&H Celeste. [Google] [More] ⦿
Andrey Font Design
Andrey Design is run by Stephanus Prabowo, who also uses the name Andrean Prabowo. Yogyakarta, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1989) of these (mostly script) typefaces in 2020: Welcome Santa Claus (script), Vennesia (a wild script), Black Venom, Hope (a script font for monograms), Good Day, Stay at Home, Bekah Dalem, Bubble Cute (a bubblegum font), Valentina, Asem, Aqua. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Andrey Kudryavtsev Type Foundry (or: AKTF)
Foundry in Irkutsk in Siberia.
Andrey Kudryavtsev designed Spacexplorer (2012), Necromant (2012), Flexy Sans (2011), Otrada (2011, signage script), Micronica (2008), a font shaped like old TV screens, Karlson (2009), Imperator (2010, a Trajan face), Alter (2010), Sommelier (2011), Alebarda (2009), Rubicon (2009) and Flexy Sans (2009).
In 2013, AKTF published Softipen Script. In 2014, he created Qwincey FY (a high-contrast slightly flared almost Peignotian sans family, published by FontYou), Warren Narrow and Achille II Cyr FY (together with the Fontyou team of Alisa Nowak and Gregori Vincens).
Typefaces from 2015: Smile Pro (a fat multi-style hand-crafted poster family of exceptional beauty; together with Rodrigo Araya), Ardilla Small (a rounded small x-height sans done together with Rodrigo Araya; inspired by the children's show Peppa Pig), Plumps, Antey, Crisper.
Typefaces from 2017: AK Sans, Hatter Cyrillic Display (a Halloween font), La Pica (by Rodrigo Araya and Andrey Kudryavtsev), Fairystory (curly typeface), Kreker (a rounded poster sans), Stickout (comic book style).
Typefaces from 2018: Czarevitch (a Cyrillic and Cyrillic simulation pair), Skaz (a psychedelic type inspired by the Victorian typeface Ringlet), Sitari, Dozer, Squick (a comic book / children's font family by Franco Jonas, Andrey Kudryavtsev and Rodrigo Araya), Freept (a free marker font), Nightelf, Ingot (a condensed rounded blackletter), Insolenta. Ding (2018) is a great fattish cartoon font that was co-designed by Rodrigo Araya Salas, Andrey Kudryavtsev and Franco Jonas. See also its extensions, Ding Pro (2019) and Ding Extra (2019).
Typefaces from 2019: Clarence Alt (a an almost bubblegum children's book sans by Franco Jonas, Rodrigo Araya Salas and Andrey Kudryavtsev).
Typefaces from 2020: Ancoa Slanted (an angular display family in 15 styles; by Andrey Kudryavtsev, Rodrigo Araya Salas and Franco Jonas Hernandez), Skippie (a comic book family by Andrey Kudryavtsev, Rodrigo Araya Salas, Bruno Jara Ahumada and Franco Jonas, and four sets of dingbats including Skippie Monster Lucha Libre and Skippie Monster Halloween), Ancoa (an angular 19-style layerable typeface by Andrey Kudryavtsev, Rodrigo Araya Salas and Franco Jonas Hernandez).
In 2012, he started Ukrainian Type.
Sigli, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1994) of the rounded sans typeface Brustoni (2020), the display typefaces Woles (2020), Sultan (2020), Qurban (2020), Simphoni (2020: spurred, vintage) and SkinerScort (2020), the script typefaces Marlina (2020: calligraphic), Maisarah (2020: calligraphic), Opera (2020) and Wogtasiye (2020: swashy calligraphy), and the hand-crafted typefaces Sundayenjoy (2020), Love Baby (2020), Kids Creative (2020), and Monters (2020). [Google] [More] ⦿
UK-based ANFS foundry groups the following designers: Freddy Taylor (b. London, a graduate of the Edinburgh College of Art, art director at KesselsKramer), Noah Collin, Shaun Dowling. Their typefaces: Monomodern, Das Neue, Biblo, Basic, Drop, Lucid, Plotter, Forms.
In 2014, Freddy Taylor contributed the free font London Citype to Citype.
Anggi Krisna Pranindita
Angie Makes (was: Fonted House)
Typefaces from 2014, now published under her own label, Angie Makes, include Graciela (hand-printed), Hollyhock (sribbly script), Milkmaid.
Typefaces from 2016: Halfback, Foxglow, Heathrow (a great connected script), Duckbite (a script). Still in 2016, she published the Font Bundle of Glory, which contains these hand-crafted typefaces: Blacksheep, Claphands, Dahlia Darling, Fandangle, Fineday, Funfetti, Helsinki, Hola Bonita, Hoodwink, Ladyfinger, Okey Doke, Rockaby, Seafair, Shippey.
Typefaces from 2017: Hartley (textured brush script).
Angin Studio (or: David Novrian)
Aka Debby Aristiya or Ahmad Aswin (Angin Studio) or David Novrian, b. 1996. Jakarta, Indonesia-based designer of the vintage rounded hand-lettered typeface Kirana (2016), the signage script Voltury (2018: MouseCrafted in Dublin, Ireland claim that they made this font though), Heller Sans (2018), the vintage signage scripts Harlend (2018) and Crawley (2018), the vintage fonts Crumble (2018) and Magnolia (2018), and the titling typeface Cascade (2018).
Typefaces from 2019: Rebeque Deco, Larasati, Verveda 01, Northern, Cemoro (an all caps sans), Mullion (a wedge serif), The Bordellia (font duo), Verveda, Carily, Bellonion (monoline script), Boulder, Gillnord (a weathered monoline script), Castela (script).
Malang, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1990) of the hand-crafted typefaces Bhelt (2015), Kentang (2015), Jamoer (2015) and Koebis (2015, tweetware demo version).
Typefaces from 2016: Berlian (brush typeface), Hamurz (rounded, free), Ndogk (spurred), Udang (inline and spurred).
Typefaces from 2017: Yesterday (monoline script), Bhelt (hand-crafted sans).
Angus R. Shamal
A web site located in Amsterdam. They explain their concept of animated typefaces: Animography.net is a webshop/typefoundry that provides motion designers, video-editors and others in the field of the moving image with animated typefaces. These animated typefaces are easy to use, customizable and scalable without any loss of quality. Our animated typefaces are Adobe After Effects files with each glyph in a separate composition. A controller-composition serves as a central point from which you can customize all the glyphs in one go. Use to quickly create title sequences, TV commercials, presentations, on-stage concert graphics, etcetera! Browse through our expanding collection or have a look at the tutorial section for a peek under the hood.
One of their typefaces is Lasio Grotesk (2013).
Typefaces animated in 2014 include Spirograph, Bahn, Binary 2.0, Mantis, Pincoya, Moldover (octagonal typeface), Huboost, Fiesta, Novecento, Haywire, Lovelo, League Spartan, Jasper, Magnus, Fat Frank, Isotype, Razor, Anodine and Amelie.
In 2015, they made Burstype and Friction.
Wernau (was: Wendlingen), Germany-based Anke Arnold's free fonts: aa QWERTZ-Tasten (2012: German keyboard font), aa Halftone (2012: texture face), aa Tafelschrift (2012, school font), Car Go Frame (2011), Car-Go Plain (2011, modeled after German license plate lettering), Typo Garden (2010, alphadings), 80er Teenie Demo (2009), Acki Preschool (2009), Just Another Stamp (2009), Firlefanz (2009, curly letters), Pixelstitch (2006), AnkeHand (2003), Hole-Hearted (2003, Gill Sans with hearts), KRITZEL (scratchy pen), MilkyWay, FrightNight, Eminenz (2002), Scribble, Skribus, Why, TooLazyToPractice, XXX, CheapInkkilledmyPrinter, Storch (alphadings), Alexandras-Stempelkasten, Anatevka-Caps, BulletMix, Catwalk, Duke, Dukeplus (2000, blackletter), Riddleprint, Anke-Print, AnkeCalligraph, Titanic, Wasser, butterbrotpapier, distracted-musician, dyslexic, manko, quixotic, verrutscht, zladdi, barcoded, BulletMix2, CAR-GO-2, Fortunaschwein (nice curly script; no punctuation or numbers), Round, BigBrothers&Sisters, BoringLesson, CrimesceneAfterimage, Incognitype (old typewriter), Jenna'sPopsicles, Japanese Brush (1996), Knuffig (2000), MonkyBusiness, Olympia2000, Samba, Dandelion, Kritzel (2003, scratchy hand), Krystal (2000, snow simulation typeface based on Gill Sans), Nervous, ParryHotter (2001, a Harry Potter blackletter face), Pffft, Tschiroki, Heart2Heart (heart alphadings), Anke Sans.
Anke van der Meer
Homel, Belarus-based designer of the hand-crafted typefaces Arumit (2017), Poplava (2017), Jopsy (2017), Spaigo (2017), Sputra (2017), Munigva (2017), Nimbostratus (2017), Millennials (2017), Tatima (2017) and Scopanik (2017).
Typefaces from 2018: Magic Ivy (a floral font), Queenly (a signature font), Forgotten Melody (script), Autumn Embrace, Le Jardin (floral), Quaint Garden, Gentle Whisper (calligraphic, woith a Floral style), Odour (a calligraphic font with floral caps), Jubilation, Limerence (a free calligraphic typeface with floriated caps), Snip (a paper cutout typeface), Cranberry Jam, Seascape Script, Imperfect, Herbarium, High Spot, Malanko (a geometric color font).
Typefaces from 2019: Melancholie (a great handwriting font), Quaint Garden, Magic Ivy (a leafy decorative script), Star Dust, Deja Vu (Clean, Ink), Allure And Grace, Melancholie (a signature script). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Designer of fonts such as ETwentyFive (1990). At FontHaus, she designed the modern typeface APCorvinus Skyline, Bubba Bold, DecoWave, FSKeyNote, Sitcom, Spire (FontHaus, after an original condensed skyline didone by Sol Hess now in the Lanston Collection as LTC Spire; since 2006, also available at Group Type), Stadion, Tata One, and Tutu One. In 2006, when Solsburg's Group Type was started, some of her fonts started appearing there, such as Spire, Spire Monoline, Spire Extra Light, a condensed didone family heavily based on Sol Hess's Spire (Lanston), Corvinus Skyline (1991; a revival of a condensed modern family by Imre Reiner by the same name), Sitcom.
Illustrator and graphic designer in Haifa, Israel, who created the brushy typeface Akula (2014), the chalky typeface Earth Elements (2015), the hand-crafted Simplicity (2015), the poster typeface The Jungle (2015), Rainy Days (2015), Bubble Gum (2015), and several sets of icons.
Typefaces from 2016: Winter Tales (brush script family), Spring, Tel Aviv, HandsUp, Caramel, Ladybug, Carousel, Rainy Daisy, Quick Walk, White Rabbit, Caterpillar, Eucalyptus Tree, Black Moon, Zenith (blackbiard bold style), Nameless (grainy brush). Creative Market link. Graphicriver link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Annas Alam Yahya
Annie Things Possible
Creator in 2003 of AnniesBees, AnniesBirchCaps, AnniesBitFancy, AnniesBubbles, AnniesClouds, AnniesCurlyQ, AnniesFunStars, AnniesGrass, AnniesGrids, AnniesHearts, AnniesJagged, AnniesLadyBugs, AnniesLoops, AnniesPatchStripes, AnniesPeepers, AnniesPlainPrint, AnniesRagTags, AnniesScript, AnniesShadow, AnniesSpooked, AnniesStitches, AnniesTwinklers, AnniesWiggleDots, AnniesWindy-Semi-expanded, AnniesZigZag. Most of these fonts are so-called alphadings, such as letters with twinkling stars added, letters with holes, and so forth. Creative Market link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Foundry with free offerings such as Lunch (a shadow outline face), Nicotine (hand-crafted sans), Silver Sideshow, Civilian (grungy calligraphic script), Decade (grungy), Uptown, and pay fonts (Joey Nelson's Silver Sideshow). These typefaces were made in or just before 2005. The designers in Plano, TX are: Kenn Armstrong, Taber Buhl, Kingsley Harris, Ryan Santos, Peter Smith, and Joey Nelson.
Anthonie Van Hayu
Typefounder in Polegate, UK, who was born in 1981 in Croydon, Surrey, UK. He created the art deco typeface Foreman (2012), which is typified by condensed tall-legged letters.
Banda Aceh, Indonesia-based designer of these typefaces:
Antigravity Press (or: AGF Typefaces)
Mark Conahan designed Shitface (T-26, 2001). Other typefaces are shown at Antigravity Press (or: AGF Typefaces), his company. They include the summum of useless fonts: HelloMyNameIsCraig, Locker, McLoose, and a few other illegible fonts. He created two free skull fonts, called Skullphabet #2 (2008) and Skullphabet #1. These were based on art created in 2007-2008 by Noah Scalin, creative director and owner of Another Limited Rebellion, who during one year created one skull (art piece) per day. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Typefaces from 2015: LeOsler.
Typefaces from 2017: Escalope (a hand-crafted layered font, +icons).
Typefaces from 2018: Fuse V.2 Printed (with Salvador Rodriguez at W Foundry).
Typefaces from 2019: Pasto (an experimental unicase).
Typefaces from 2020: Dingos (a joyful extra bold hand-crafted display typeface).
Anton Bolin (Hökarängens Bokstavsfabrik) is a Swedish type designer located in Hökarängen, just outside Stockholm. Creator of the rounded children's book or poster font Glupsk (2015).
In 2016, he designed the free blackletter typeface Bajern.
In 2017, he published the slab serif typeface Farsan and the free ink splash typeface Pissjar Sans (for which he peed over 300 times during a six-month period). Behance link. Creative Market link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Anton Novik lives in Chicago, IL. He created the shattered glass grunge typeface X Story (2008). The grunge typeface XStoryDesignersFont (2008) can be bought at Graphic River. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Mehmet Gozetlik runs Antrepo in Istanbul, Turkey. A digital artist and designer, he created a modular font family aptly named Modul (2008). Behance link. These commercial pixel-based techno families are marketed as Modul 300 dpi (2008) and Modul 72 dpi (2008). In 2009, he made Public Gothic, a free version of New Deal, the custom font used in The Public Enemies made by Jeff Knowles and Neville Brody for this film. Public Gothic is an industrial but also vintage family of free fonts consisting of PB Square, PB Vintage, PB Circular, and PB Federal. Free download here and here. Additional links: Behance link for Public Gothic. Antrepo4. A2591. Behance link for Modul. Video of his TypeCon 2011 presentation. TED talk. Medium publication. [Google] [More] ⦿
Spanish place in Madrid with commercial fonts for teaching children: Escolar (+Flecha, +Pro, +Cuadricula), Preescolar, Preescolar pro, Infantil, Preainfantil, Junior (+Venezuela), Trazos (tracing fonts), Precalimex, Calimex (used in Mexico), Calimex Pluma, Andina (used in Chile), Caliprico (used in Puerto Rico), Basica, Caliper (used in Peru), Calipro, Calirredo (used in the Domican Republic). Also: Ibarra Antiqua, Pautas, Elzevir, Mates (math symbol fonts), Gregoriano (blackletter). Anyetipo also has a type making service. [Google] [More] ⦿
Miass, Russia-based type designer offering mainly hand-crafted script or brush fonts. Her typefaces from 2020: Breaking Rules (a paper cutout typeface), Bravo (a prismatic SVG font for Latin and Cyrillic), Virgo (a serif stencil), Grotesque, Ander, America, Quirky Spring (a playful rounded hand-drawn typeface), Retro Vibes.
Typefaces from 2019: Nuova (a modern stencil family), Caramel (an upright script), Daenerys (a script and serif duo), Didone (an over-the-top swashy ball terminal didone), Mood Board (script), One Upon A Time (an octagonal and script font duo), Abstract, Summer in Paris (font duo), Nordic Dream, Organic, Poster (a heavy sans), Throne (a free dry brush SVG font), Primavera (brush script), Emotion Sans, Emotion SVG, Emotions Brush, Mobile (a modular sans), Fleuriste (a decorative duoline font), Lovely (a tall monoline script), School SVG, Aloha SVG (a watercolor script), Sport, Alpha & Omega (a signature script), Rio Love, Delight Grunge, Quirky, Oh My Child (textured).
Typefaces from 2018: Protect, Shadow (an all caps fashion mag titling sans family in ten styles), Ultra Violet (sans), Fall in Love Script, White Christmas (a brushed SVG font), Golden Leaves Script, Alesya (script), Rush. [Google] [More] ⦿
Aozora Type (was: Bluesky Type)
Banda Aceh, Indonesia-based designer of Decimo Script (2016), the curly typeface Anohana (2016), the signage typefaces Tuha Script (2016) and Cantique (2016), the hand-crafted Antique (2016) and Volutra (2016), and the display typeface Ethictical (2016).
Paris-based type foundry set up in 2006 by Thierry Charbonnel, Nicolas Hoffmann and Michel Welfringer as a commercial outlet for Les Designers Anonymes (Hoffmann&Welfringer) and Autre planète's fonts (Charbonnel). Hoffmann and Welfringer designed Normale (2006) and Edibulle (2006). Charbonnel created Digital Planet (2006, futuristic) and Oups (2006, ink splashes; with Antoine Doury). [Google] [More] ⦿
Domen Fras completed his masters at London's Central Saint Martin's College of Art & Design in 2000. In 2002 he founded the type & design studio Aparat in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Since 2011 he is a full-time assistant professor at the Faculty of Natural Sciences at the University of Ljubljana. Speaker at ATypI 2014 in Barcelona. His largely experimental work:
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] ⦿
Apostolos D. Tsiovaras
Ukrainian type foundry founded in 2012 by Viktor Kharyk and Konstantin Golovchenko in Odessa. In 2014, they published the Latin / Cyrillic typefaces Arsena (original from 2013 by Vikto Kharyk), Caslon 1821 (Italian typeface by Viktor Kharyk and Konstantin Golovchenko), 2 Quadro (octagonal) and Surf Serif Pro (sharp-edged and modular; original from 2013 by Viktor Kharyk).
Caslon 1821 revives a typeface of Caslon & Livermore, 1821. It covers Latin, Cyrillic and Hebrew.
Kyiv (2010, Viktor Kharyk) combines elements of antiqua, Cyrillic, and carving into widely usable Latin and Cyrillic text family. Kyiv was awarded the 2nd prize in the text font category in the first Ukrainian typeface competition Ruthenia in 2010.
In 2016, Henadij Zarechnjuk and Viktor Kharyk designed Dnipro for Apostrof. The Cyrillic version of this font follows Ukrainian decorative traditions, initiaited by Georgy Narbut and Mark Kirnarsky in the 1920s and continued until the 1980s. The Latin part has an uncial character.
In 2020, Konstantin Golovchenko and Kyrylo Tkachov released the sans typeface family Rock Star at AlfaBravo.
In 2020, Viktor Kharyk, Henadij Zarechnjuk and Konstantin Golovchenko released an update and extension of Vasyl Homenko's metal Ukrainian typeface from 1963-1967, called Homenko. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Applied Symbols, founded by Selwyn Hollis, specializes in custom fonts and graphics for Mathematica. It created OpenType versions of Knuth's Computer Modern fonts. [Considering that the PostScript versions of these fonts by BlueSky are free, I have a problem with Applied Symbols actually selling them.] Another font sold here is UniMath: "This OpenType font contains over a thousand glyphs, including math-italic Roman and Greek alphabets, upper-case blackboard bold, calligraphic, and Euler script, and hundreds of technical and mathematical symbols." In an earlier web life (as Faux Tex Fonts), Selwyn was selling a Mac package with these truetype fonts: Symbolic, MathMode, and KahoeTech. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Apply Design Group
German foundry (est. 1989) based in Hannover and run by Thomas Sokolowski, selling mainly display fonts. Thomas made standard ransom note fonts such as Mystery EF Mixed (1990). He also designed about ten clean old typewriter fonts such as Old Typewriter EF Regular, 1990. Other fonts include the ultra-thin Spirit EF, Imprimeur Classique (1989, a computer modern face), Scripture (1990, handwriting).
Fonts and designers: DNA (by Steven Boss), CasaSeraSera (by Yanek Iontef), Nurse Ratchet (by Don Synstelien), Thordis, Amoebia (by Jens Gehlhaar), Aspera (by Harald Oehlerking), Bastard (1995, Ansgar Knipschild), BigDots (1993, Andreas Klimek-Falke), Birds (Manfred Klein), Blindfish (1992, Jens Gehlhaar), BodoniRough (1998, Thomas Sokolowski), FuturRough, GaramondRough (1997, Christian Terbeck), Rohrfeder-Rough (1997, Christian Terbeck), Bumpers, Casc Seta, Coltrane, Concept One, Concept Two, Cornwall, DamnedDingbats, DeconStruct, Electrobazar, Elside, EthnoFont, Fuzzy (1998, Jonas Gonell), Gagamond (1993, Jens Gehlhaar), Grind (1994, Ansgar Knipschild), Hansel (Catinka Keul, children's handwriting), Homeboyz (1994, Oliver Hoffmann), ImprimeurClassique (a didone font, 1993, Thomas Sokolowski), Indian Summer, Las Bonitas (1992, Thomas Sokolowski), MarieLuise (1994, Dietmar Schmidt), MedLed, Merz (1993, Thomas Sokolowski: not clear idf this is supposed to be a dada typeface), Monterrey (1993, Thomas Sokolowski), MoreKaputt, Mex (1992, Thomas Sokolowski), Mystery (1992, Thomas Sokolowski), Old Typewriter (1992, Thomas Sokolowski), Tierfreund, Thing (1993, Mathias Maassen-Pohlen), Paccer, Rio (1994, Alfred Smeets), Scripture, Spirit, Steelplate, Truck, Uhura (1993, Ansgar Knipschild), Xtronic (1995, Thomas Sokolowski), Tokay, ScreamHot, scanneZ, Fanatique, Euredice, and WhyNot. Great web presentation, and complete character sets. In grunge, Concept is as good as they come, for example.
The company also sells a CD with erotic icons. CD ROM called "typografica" with high quality display fonts in PostScript. List of fonts. Fonts sold by Faces. Other type designers: Manfred Klein, Alexander Koch, Carlo Krüger, Antje Wolf.
Free demo fonts (full fonts not free): Champlin, Camden, Ham Lake, Uptown, Bloomington, Kenwood, Warehouse. All fonts are just gorgeous and fun display fonts, especially Ham Lake. Michael Libby first made Virgin Love (1997), lettering with many hearts thrown in. That font was later updated by him to Ham Lake in 2002, now fully free here. His picture.
This outfit made the following truetype alphadings in 1994: ACBlock, ACOval, AC1Chanukah, AC1Christmas, AC1Easter, AC1EasterBunny, AC1EasterEgg, AC1HoliDings1, AC1HoliDings2, AC1Holly, AC1Menorah, AC2Balloons1, AC2Balloons2, AC2Banner1, AC2Banner2, AC2BannerEnds, AC3Butterfly, AC3DiamondRing, AC3Family, AC3Hearts1, AC3Hearts2, AC3ILoveYou, AC3LoveDings1, AC3MothersLove, AC3Roses, AC3WeddingBands, AC3Wildflower, AC4Arrows1, AC4Arrows2, AC4Congratulations, AC4CourtiDings1, AC2Birthday, AC2Clown, AC2Forks, AC2ItsABoy, AC2ItsAGirl, AC2PartyDings1, AC2TeddyBear, AC2YoureInvited, AC3Anniversay, AC3BeMine, AC4FireWorks, AC4GetWell, AC4GoodBye, AC4GoodLuck, AC4HotAirBalloon, AC4Pencils, AC4ShootingStar, AC4SmileyFace, AC4ThankYou, AC4Welcome. Nowadays, they sell 10USD font paks under the name CreatiFonts in 4 categories: Holiday, Party, Love, Courtesy. [Google] [More] ⦿
Aceh, Indonesia-based designer of the following script or signage typefaces in 2018: Refadhiana Lajuba (calligraphic), Annjelina (calligraphic), Willdiyana (calligraphic), Mollgarete, Dino Party (a children's book font), Sweet Dream, Sweet Sweet (a curly script), Milena Hymes Script, Aggie Marder Script, Musche Moulton Script, Marshabella (calligraphic), Cathleen, Angelica, Bella Madelyn, Michelle Stine, Alissa Thomas, Angies Luis Script, Krusyida, Ossellany Script, Austria Script, Motesia (calligraphic).
Typefaces from 2019: Varelisa, England (a wild script), Sarllina, Amilya (a curly script), Fartos Benofa, Sinta Script, Leone Moliss, Davina Sichelle, Molin (a softly curved serif), Berlin Script, Antonio, Bilges (a display didone), Sarmytos, Mortyni, Beldon, Goliyana (a formal calligraphic script), Mellysa, Osella Estin (a signature font), Mellionery, Antilira, Amerthyna.
Typefaces from 2020: William (script), Chery Santos (a wild script), Eilee Smith, Cathie Glas (an inky calligraphic script), Coletta Davis, Botterill Signature, England Signature, Brittany Coleman, Douglas, Arabela, Agatha (an open upright script), Melistoria, Michelle Stine, Qorlyna Script, Refadhiana Script, Molisa (script), Gabrina (script), Gogles, Gracelina, Amrelia, Rostina (an upright calligraphic script), Sicheli (a brush script), Amidah (an upright ronde script).
Medan, Indonesia-based designer of the calligraphic typefaces Andara Script (2016) and Sareeka Script (2016). In 2017, Azra designed Sensational (a signature script), Asyiela (calligraphic script), Kaktoes (signage script), Blackout (vintage signage script), Adreena Script, Zaheera, Lanara Script and Nazeefa Script (free at Dafont).
Typefaces from 2018: Sakage (signature font), Antara Script, Raisa Lovers (font duo), Sydnee (calligraphic), Anastacia Signature, Aurellia Script, Outside Collection, Nicole White.
aRc (or: Azelea Rodgers Creations)
aRc was established in 2008 by Azelea Rodgers (b. 1974, The Philippines). It is located in Lathrop, CA.
A graduate from Skyline College, she created the alphabet tracing font Kerp (2008) for kids in pre-kindergarten. She also made Rosebud (2008, letters composed of thorny rose stems), Asvet Mono (2009, a playful stencil), Azelea (2009), Edil Script (2010), Laureen (2010, a calm calligraphic script), Alexy (2011, a ribbon script), and Lelet Script (2009).
The was a commercial site located in West Clinton, Utah, that was run by Scott T. Smith from Clinton, Utah. It had Mayan, hieroglyphs, cuneiform, Syriac, Etruscan, old Greek, old Hebrew and archeological fonts as well as Native American dingbats. [Google] [More] ⦿
ArchBlocks (ealier: FontForest or Epiphany Design Studio, Santa Monica, CA) markets Architect Pack for 59USD since ca. 2002: 6 TTF or type 1 fonts: MrHand, Glasgow (which looks like the lettering of Frank Lloyd Wright), Sketcher, HeavyHand, Scribble, Stamped. [Google] [More] ⦿
Archetype is a digital type foundry based in Hong Kong. Its commercial fonts include Axit-Type, Eletro-Type, Geo-Type, Matrix-Type, Quadra-Type, Techno-Type, 6ixbaby (katakana), Aerobaby, Atticbaby, Chinesebaby, Saintbaby, Slimbaby. Several of these are pixel and techno fonts. Stunning web pages. The type founders are John Wu and Stephen Tsim. [Google] [More] ⦿
Archetypo.xyz was set up in 2020 by Joaquin Contreras and Miguel Hernandez Montoya, South American type designers based in Germany. Their typefaces:
Archiness is a foundry, est. in 2009 in Delft, The Netherlands, by Wico Valk (b. 1962, Waddinxveen), a practicing architect since 1989. He designed these typefaces: ArchiType Rounded (2011, square gothic), Archi Logo (2009), ArchiType (2009, 12 styles). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Architaraz Type (or: Kassymkulov Design)
Architaraz Type (Kassymkulov Design) is located in Shanghai, China, and Taraz, Kazakhstan. Its type designer, Zhalgas Kassymkulov, was born in 1986 in Kazakhstan. His initial type designs were all done with the help of FontStruct. In 2013, he went commercial as Architaraz Type.
He made a gridded modular typeface called Targeted (2011). Sliced (2011) is a counterless stencil face. Discostructed (sic) (2011) is a texture face. Mono Dot (2011) is a thin dot matrix face. Mono Hor (2011) is a horizontally striped version of it, Mono Ver (2011) a vertically striped version, and Mono Bold (2011) a bold version. Promo (2011) is purely geometric. Semiz (2011) and Semiz Light (experimental) are partly art deco. Audio (2011) is based on the logo of audiojelly. Arro (2011) has letters with arrowed terminals. Hexa (2011) is hexagonal. Happi (2011) is a fat finger face. Semiz Black (2011) is a free fat pixel face.
Creations from 2012: Pearls of Margar, Korgan, Phunni, Carbo, Carbo ii, Lenta, Phunni, Jambul, Extraterrestrial (sci-fi), Rap My Hip-Hop, Armada 1991 (monospaced), Venus (white on black), Garage Garbage (bold avant-garde design), WHAQ, Extra Fontestrial, Algae, A Tasbaqa, Salem (rounded bold typeface), Thaiana Jones, Salem (fat rounded face), Audio 2012, Balapan, Dalmat, Bonn (an art nouveau army stencil face), Mgla, Teris (white on black), Degoratix (curly), Barney Stencil (a fantastic brushy stencil), Lentalicious, Blackway Str, Schengbers (a great piano key stencil family), Tramcar Typo, Mgia, Brushure (a fat curvy display face), Extralien, Serrific Terif, Missinger, Tolkyn, Murt, Twisture, Soliture, Threedure, Antillic, Garage Garbage, Arro, Happi, Schengbergs Hi.
Typefaces from 2013: AT Dombra (psychedelic typeface after Motter Ombra), AT Hoppy (fat letters), AT Liniya (blackboard bold), AT Karagai, Hed Kandi (techno face), AT Traffa Stencil, AT Schema, Naation, AT Nayman, AT Roughin, AT Rooktura Stencil, AT Duba, AT Archistency, AT Liena, AT Bombarda (fat stencil face), AT Sulfur ii, AT Mad Pilot, AT Tasbaqa, Vaia Con Dios, Betaport, Mooltyashka, AT Stincel (a lively stencil font), Millio, Tamshy, Offelia, Jalgas (retro script: a winner in the FontStruct Connected Script Competition), Laffa (connected stencil script), Dlinalys, Diagona, Kitara (psychedelic), Archtitalic, Bonn (bony stencil), Teka 1, Teka 2, Unknownim, Khara (ultra-heavy slab face), Shlab (slab serif), Unknownim (slab serif), Archtalic, Argyn, Linea Runde, Mechatraps (+Plain), Eliksir, Drilliant, Katamaran (art deco), Lagman, Neurojet (experimental), Jazzure (bullet hole display face), Diagon, Aroth, Pharaoh's Delight (piano key / art deco typeface), Cocomi, AT Burshak, AT Sulfur, AT Taspa, AT Affina.
Typefaces from 2014: AT Sudoku (each letter is actually a sudoku puzzle!), AT Tactica (tic tac toe voard), AT Sudoku+, AT Pixtensans, AT Ayna, AT Kerey, AT Giveaway, AT Lagman, AT Asotika, AT Tugan, AT Yertegi, AT Nudgera, AT Diagona, AT Golovkin (stencil typeface named after middleweight boxer Gennady GGG Golovkin), AT Arachis (stencil), AT Tugan (fat rounded sans), AT Baktera, AT Jumpa Jumpa (stencil), AT Nudgera, AT Digitta, AT Archaus, AT Ladya (ball terminal stencil), AT Yin Yang, At Keste, AT Yazyk (rounded stencil), AT Sulfurian (techno stecil), AT Fasten Your Seatbelts (diagonally cut stencil), AT Buckle Up (like AT Fasten Your Seatbelts), AT Droppix, AT Knitka (knitting font), AT Sagat, AT Wild Archid (african theme font), AT Steglo.
Typefaces from 2015: ATAday, ATArchistruct, ATAttache, ATBogomol, ATCastleryRock, ATChaperon, ATKitay (oriental simulation), ATQuba, ATRaushan, ATRoyal, ATShlanga, ATSkos, ATTrassa, AT Giveaway 4, AT Sherit, AT Ribborn.
Typefaces from 2016: ATArchaus2, ATArchistructOutline, ATDornach, ATDrogo, ATEnschede, ATExtrema, ATGiveawayNo5, ATGiveawayNo6, ATHadamard, ATTwelve, Windows Icon Font.
Typefaces from 2017: ATBals, ATBevelour, ATEsrever, ATHitchook, ATImagiro, ATLauda, ATMigdalia, ATRozalla, ATUniversiade, ATYangster, ATZabor, ATThinnetry.
Typefaces from 2018: KD Eight, KD Tramcar, KD Algae Brush, Forza Juve (inspired by Juventus FC's logo), KD Hachure (a multiline typeface family), KD Half Arc, KD Space Band, KD Hachure (+Inline, +Outline), KDAnniversary, Armiya (army stencil), KD Baba Yaga (multiline).
Typefaces from 2019: KD Para, KD Pempo (a multiline art deco font).
Slovenian foundry which specializes in old typefaces found in old prints, books and samples. Typefaces are reproduced as they appeared in print. In order to preserve the original feel of typefaces, no additional characters were added to originals therefore most of fonts consist just of basic character set. Upper case letters, lower case letters, numerals and basic punctuation. It was set up in 2000 by Matevz Medja. Engraving style typefaces: Kludsky (2006), Garfield (2005), Copperplate Head (2005), Western Iron (2005), Cider (2005), French Shaded (2005), Tilt (2005). The blackletter typefaces: School Text (2005), Harlem Title (2005), Copperplate Text (2005), Black Title (2005), Chased Black (2005), Tinted (2005), Steeler (2005), Blackcap (2005). Calligraphic typefaces: Petite Script (2005), Autograph Script (2005), French Script (2005), Penman Script (2005), Magnolia Script (2005), Roundface Script (2005), Roundhand Script (2005). Other typefaces: American Shadow (2005), Lightface Extended (2005), Grotesque Shaded (2005), Gothic Ornate (2005), Antique Extra Condensed (2005), Antique Extended (2005), Ironlace (2005), Atlantique (2005), Mann (2005), Old Style Condensed (2005), Ribbon (2005), Salisbury Script (2005), Black Title Text (2005, blackletter), German Text (2005, blackletter), Archive Hands (2006, pointing fingers), Archive Woodchild (2006). Distressed typefaces: Archive Tale (2006), Archive Egipt Compressed (2006). In 2011, he published the Archive Garamond family, which is closer to the unpolished originals. The 2010 catalog has three parts:
Falmouth, UK-based designer of Tetsuo AT (2019: a geometric, futuristic and monospaced typeface; +Stencil), High Tide AT (2019: inspired by the lettering of the fishermen of Cornwall), and the copperplate-inspired all caps typeface, Caeli AT (2019), for Latin, Greek and Cyrillic. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Bali-based designer (b. 1989) of Neon Absolute (2018: Sans, Script), Brusthy (2018: a brush script), Rafttel Script (2018), Tiffany Script (2018), Tiffany Sans (2018), First Script (2017), Jovanka (2018) and Hamilton (2018, a signature script).
Typefaces from 2019: Kallimata Script, Himsomnia, Hollows (a dripping paint horror font), Doogle (a fat finger font), Moonline or Moonllime (a heavy monoline script), Sweet Candy (a monoline script), Domillion Brush, Rosewell Font Collection (script, black, standard, mono), Rapha Talia, Hamillton Two, Just Do It, Bosthon Brush, Fontania (brush), The Brown Wall (cursive script).
Typefaces from 2020: Paper Works (an all caps cartoon font), Lover Bunny, Bana Chiips, Cathrine, The Domillion, Hello Bunny, Mount Hotham, Lovely, Molitha, Naughty Monster, Romello. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Area Type (was: GType)
Brazilian or Indonesian designer, known as Dan Ghete and Ambia. His foundry was first called GType but changed its name to Area Type. At that time, the Creative Market page started mentioning that the designer is from Indonesia and not Brazil. Aliases used include Dhan Ghete and Ambia Ambia.
Designer of the Victorian typefaces Broser (2015), Romant (2015) and Moyers (2014). In 2015, he made the connected script typefaces Madelina Script, Smoothline Script (calligraphic), Adediala and Adamenya, the poster typeface Wolder, the connected brush script Sannie, and the hand-lettered typefaces Alastrina and Quintessa.
Typefaces from 2016: Sheraton Script (calligraphic), Mahogany Script (calligraphic), Monisa (calligraphic script), Strongman Script, Natalia Script, Agustine (script), Amberland (calligraphic script), Mallicot Script (calligraphic), Sifrand Script (brush), Chamelia Script, Moodnight Script, Flowerroom Script (curly script), Ismelda Script (calligraphic script), Charissa Script (brush script), Shartica Script, Morenthya Script, Aintzane (connected script).
Typefaces from 2017: Wasatch Brush (dry brush), Shanti Script, Hottemp Brush, Darling Harbour, Matterhon Script, Blishfully, Motisan Script, Anindita, Authentic Script, Sentosha (a great calligraphic (wedding) script), Heritage Script, Strengthen Script (calligraphic), Redheads Script.
Typefaces from 2020: Moodnight Script (a dry pen script), Electrophorus (script), Amelina Script, Hilsa (a great dry brush script), Bignay (wild calligraphy), Motherly Script, Black Line, Chaliya Script, Highland Script, Darling Harbour (a dry brush script). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Bandung, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1996). Mostly specializing in script typefaces, he designed these typefaces in 2020: Child Witch (a Halloween font), Lockdoor (a Halloween dingbat font), Horrified Tonight (a Halloween font), Beagris (a rounded display typeface), Short Message (a fat finger font), Hofisem, Sundarta, Shockfest (a Halloween font), Rasonic (spurred, psychopathic), Shearshank (gothic), Seattle Weather (a tall handwriting script), Fukushima, Barefood Sign, Hipsterism, Shestopal, Alejandra, Thornton, Street Art (a graffiti font) Roderick (a monoline script), Bakersfield, Street Power (a graffiti font), Sunday Gang, The Urbanists (a graffiti font), Henretta Signature, Hollister, Bandung Signature, Safina Bralyn, Righteous (a dry brush script), Sulaiman, Sandiaga, Calligrapher, Bandoong, Anthropology, Hudzaifah, Followers (dry brush script), Whisper Nature (dry brush script), Bountiful Signature, Indobrush (dry brush), Raeburn (dry brush), Birdsong.
Typefaces from 2019: Shifters, Winter Winds (brush script), Beautification, Hakodate (dry brush), Borderline, Panopticon, Contributor, Garlando, Sweetness, Quotes, Abdullah, Dignity, Refresh Screen, Squidrock (dry brush), Rendering, Distressered, Hah Sem, Brilliant Signature, Qibtiyah (dry brush), Matthias (a dry brush script), Bilal (a dry brush script), Klasted (dry brush script), Ranormal, Untitled Artwork, Baekrajan, Activity, North Little, Daimaru, Rellive, Beringin, Intervensi, Billfold, Navigate, Sabella, Silverstone, Orchest, Maristella, Danilla, Quetzalli, Baginda, Dear Nathan (a signature font), Dinalee (a monoline script), Decafe, Sleeping Wild, Nirwana (an inline brush script), La Vie en Rose, Hustle Faster (a monoline script), Hypotermia, Violitta, Ravioli, Tristyn, Whitley, Wolfpack, Whistle (a signature font), Naylah (a crayon font), Es Campur Enak, Galileo (a fat monoline script), Histeria, Donatella, Thalib, Retreat (a signature font), Bennedik, La Vie En Flower, Shourtcut (vintage, spurred), Destiny, Komentator, Hamasa, Sinestesia (apparently made by Haris MM), Channels (a vintage typeface), Dudeludel, Es Campur Enak (2019; a monoline hand-crafted typeface), Flora, Sangkala, Vermillion, Rosalinda, Rolade, Hypothesis (spurred; was called Hipotesis), Epidemik (brush script), Taifun Script, Himalaya (a fat finger font), Sri Kandi (a fat finger font) and Biotech (2019: a rough brush font).
Aridi Graphics (or: Aridi Computer Graphics)
Company based in Dallas, TX, that markets Marwan Aridi's great drawings. His borders, ornaments, initial caps, ribbons and banners are almost legendary. They are for now in EPS format, and truetype and type 1 versions are available for many. Alternate URL. He sells great sets of drawings for the following: Arabic Calligraphy Art, Arabic Caps&Fonts, Web Clips, Initial Caps I, Initial Caps II, Initial Caps III, Initial Caps IV, Historical Ornaments Patterns&Frames, Arabesque Ornaments, Arabesque Borders, Olde World Borders I, Olde World Borders II, Calligraphia, Olde World Ornaments, Ribbons, Banners&Frames, Ornamental Backgrounds, Crests, Ribbons&Frames, Typography&Printer's Ornaments, Aridi Fiesta, Business 1, Background Two, Arabesque Designs. Alternate URL. Arab Caps has many fonts. Package of 30 display fonts for 500USD. [Google] [More] ⦿
Arief Setyo Wahyudi
Ariel Di Lisio
Ariel di Lisio
Graduate of ITBA (Instituto Teconolgico de Buenos Aires). Professor of typography and editorial design at the University of Buenos Aires. Ariel Garófalo's Buenos Aires-based type and graphic design studio is simple called typ. He founded the studio Newsdesign Red, and specializes in newspaper and magazine design. has been involved in the redesign of the newspapers Vanguardia de México and El Panamá América.
Garófalo created the commercial typefaces Domingo (2002) and Domingo Alternates (2002). Other typefaces: Azteca (2018, Aztec symbols), Ragusa (display type, identical to his earlier Domingo typeface). Personal home page. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Måns Grebäck (Aring Typeface, Örebro, Sweden) is a prolific Swedish designer (b. Lindesberg, Sweden, 1990), who lives in Borlänge, Sweden. Måns Grebäck has a bachelor's degree in graphic design from the University of Dalarna (2012). In 2010, he went commercial, and started selling fonts through MyFonts. In 2011 he started Mawns Design. In 2013, that was renamed to Aring Typeface. In 2011 he already had over seven million downloads of his fonts, which were featured at websites such as Dafont and Myfonts. He also does custom type work. His typefaces, both free and commercial:
Arkara (or: Fopifopi)
Edy Bagus Pamungkas (aka Arkara) is a Jakarta, Indonesia-based type designer born in 1986 or 1989. His typefaces:
Arkitype (was: Virtue Creative)
Andrew Footit (b. 1984) runs his own type foundry in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is also known as Arkitype. Until 2014, his type studio was called Virtue Creative and before that, Virtue84. In 2017, he set up Arkitype. His typefaces:
Ryan Halvorsen (Arlo) created the sans family Halvo (TypeTrust). His graphic design work includes the poster for the Las Vegas Marathon in 2005. Arlo is a graphic design firm based in Chicago. We look for design solutions that are memorable, timeless, and communicate with high-speed efficiency. Maximum heart; minimal fluff we like to say. While small in size, we design for big names; Nike, American Eagle Outfitters,&Effen Vodka just to name a few. The firm was established in 2004 by Ryan Halvorsen and Patrick Filler. Ryan Halvorsen cut his graphic design teeth in Rome, Italy, and returned to Chicago to work at Segura, Inc. Silas Dilworth also works at Arlo. [Google] [More] ⦿
Puerto Rican type designer, b. 1991. He lives in Caguas. His first type design is the experimental typeface Just Around The Corner (2010). His foundry is called ArmandoP.
Born and raised in Mexico City, Armin Vit is a graphic designer and writer now living in Austin, Texas. He is co-founder of UnderConsideration and its myriad sites. His last employment position was at Pentagram. He now runs UnderConsideration's Department of Design. With his partner, Bryony, he has co-authored the books Women of Design and Graphic Design Referenced. Designer of the futuristic fonts Modular (2001) and Tirkovet, and of Stress (letters obtained without lifting the pen). He attended the School of Graphic Design at Anahuac University in Mexico City and taught typeface design at the Portfolio Center, marchFIRST, Atlanta, GA. Home page. After Atlanta, he moved on to Chicago, and later to Austin. At TypeCon 2003, he told this dream about Hrant Papazian, I quote: I dreamt that Hrant came to my house, the weird thing is that it was his typophile picture only (since that is as far as I know what Hrant looks like). So he came in, and went "Number Two" in my bathroom without flushing, after that, he headed out to the kitchen to hang out and stuff. So I go into my bathroom and see these unflushed turds in my toilet. I go up to Hrant and say "Excuse me, Hrant, you left your turds in my toilet." His response involved handing me a plunger and adding "This should fix it." And that was it. [Google] [More] ⦿
Amsterdam-based designer (b. 1996) of the fat finger fonts Architect Hand (2015), Lovinn (2015), The Brown Fox (2014) and Sketchy (2014).
In 2016, he designed Hella August Hand and Hello August Sans. Typefaces from 2017 include Hello August (hand-crafted).
Typefaces from 2019: Jheronimus (a neo-humanistic grotesque variable font), Jheronimus Contrast, Ezlo Sans.
Typefaces from 2020: Genau (a 9-style geometric sans influenced by the constructivist schools of Vkhutemas and Bauhaus; contains a variable font), Nomenclatur (2020: a sans family for information design and engineering, inspired by DIN). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer from Warsaw, Poland, now based in Pruszkow, who created the blackboard bold typeface Prushkov in 2017. In 2018, he designed the absolutely wonderful modern bastarda typeface family Mezalia and the related Mezalia Sans.
ARS Type (was ARS Design)
ARS Type is an Amsterdam-based foundry with some commercial fonts by Angus R. Shamal. Shamal had earlier published fonts with T-26 and Plazm. Fonts can be bought via Fontshop.
The fonts: AudioVisual1, Code, Kamp, Kamp Serif, Retro City, OCRU, Toycube, Mortal, Maquette (1999-2000), Angelring, ARS Bembo, Contrast, Dandy, EcologyModern, Hartu (handwriting), Temper, ARS Novelty (2011, a free hybrid style face), ARS Polythene (pixel font family), Misanthry, Syntax (OsF format sans serif), CensorSans (1994), CensorSerif (1994), Credit (1995), Epilogue.pfa (1995), Exert (T-26), Humain-Graphica (1995), Humain-Synthetica (1995), Platrica (1994), Roscent (1995), ARSFortune (2000, futuristic), ARS Region (2002, Bauhaus sans), District (experimental), Descendiaan (1998), Zero Rate (futuristic), Tegel (1998, stencil, kitchen tile), Twenty (octagonal, techno), Trio (dot matrix fonts), Maquette (1999), Region, Product (2007, sans typefaces), Mr Archi, Prime (display), Deviata (unicase face), Forum I-AR (after Forum I, a 1948 font by Georg Trump), Freie Initialen-AR (2007, after a 1928 set of caps for Stempel Garamond), Fry's Ornamented (2007; a revival of Ornamented No. 2 which was cut by Richard Austin for Dr. Edmund Fry in 1796), Graphique-AR (2007; a shaded typeface based on a 1946 design by Eidenbenz for Haas), Gravur-AR (2007; a digital version of a type designed by Georg Trump and issued as Trump-Gravur by Weber in 1960), Initiales Grecques (after a Firmin Didot design, ca. 1800), Lutetia Open (2007; based on Jan Van Krimpen's Lutetia), Old Face Open (2007; a digitization of Fry's Shaded, an open all caps Baskerville cut by Isaac Moore for Fry, ca. 1788), Open Capitals (2007, after Jan Van Krimpen's 1928 typeface for Enschedé called Open Kapitalen), Romulus Capitals (2007; after the caps series by Jan Van Krimpen, 1931), Romulus Open (2007; after the Open series by Jan Van Krimpen, 1936), Rosart 811 (2007; open caps after Enschedé no. 811 by Rosart), Zentenar Initialen (2007; based on blackletter initials of F.H.E. Schneidler, ca. 1937).
Art and Sign Unlimited
Jerry Berg (Art and Sign Unlimited) created these signage typefaces in 2014: Zipper, Quick Script (calligraphic), Maverick, Poster Script, Longhorn, Empire (spurred, Victorian), Backfire, Cascadia, Casino (Victorian), Casino Fancy.
In 2015, he created Shop Casual, Hamilton Grand (flowing formal script), Muy Bueno (a regular monoline script font), Rough Draw, Gambit and Tradition. In 2015, he designed Ale House (a slab serif done with Lavonne West).
Typefaces from 2016: ASU Stingray Regular (a casual rhythmic hand), Dragonfly (Victorian octagonal style), California Script.
Typefaces from 2017: Tramp (signage script).
Artcity is a digital type foundry and lettering studio based in Legionowa, Poland. Artcity specializes in designing fonts for comic books and books for children. The principal, Daniel Bak, is the Warsaw, Poland-based designer of the free monoline signage typeface Sweet Melody (2012). In 2014, Sweet Melody became a commercial typeface. He also designed the comic book typefaces Wormtongue, Fatality, Uzurpator (2014) and Angry Ronin (2014), the hand-printed typeface Danny, the techno typeface Technikolor (2014), the poster typeface Jeffs Garage, the Latin/Cyrillic children's book font family Zira (2014), and the Latin / Cyrillic / Greek children's book typeface Cornelius (2014).
In 2018, he published Baobab.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia-based designer of these predominantly script typefaces in 2018: Love Malia, Hipnotis, Amanda, New Lettering, Maulydia, Astiola, Sophia, The Distro (brush), Love Cindy, Goodbye (upright), Angelina, California Beach, Bellagia. Creative Fabrica link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Studio in Moscow set up in 2007. Their typefaces:
Paris-based designer and illustrator, b. 1975 in Paris. He created Lemon Twist (2009), a filled-bowl, black geometric face. Behance link. On his home page, one can find free fonts such as Grootfont1 (2009, pixel face). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Art Lebedev is Artemis Lebedev's large design studio in Moscow, est. 1995. I 2020, it had 300 employees, and oiffices in New York, Kiev (Ukraine) and Moscow. It has a subsection on Russian typography.
A listing of their retail typefaces:
Additional custom typefaces: 19oclock (2004, Yuri Gordon: for Vernost Kachestvu confectionery factory), BBPlay (2006: a pixelish typeface by Pavel Radyuk for Ergo screens), Copycat (2019, Ksenia Erulevich), CSKA (2016, Erken Kagarov), Hyundai (2016), MVideo (2013, Olga Umpeleva and Ksenia Erulevich), Permian (2011: sans, serif and slab: a free family by Ilya Ruderman done for the city of Perm via Art Lebedev Studio), Russian Premier League (2018, Ksenia Erulevich, Nikolay Nedashkovsky, and Konstantin Lukyanov), Scripticus (2013, Julia Sysmäläinen), SPb (2015, Ksenia Erulevich), Vlas (2018, Konstantin Lukyanov), Yandex (2013, Ksenia Erulevich, Taisiya Lushenko, and Elena Novoselova), Zaryadye (2017, Taisiya Lushenko).
Art with Words
Artcoast Design (was: Mankoff)
Dmitry Mashkin (or Dmitry Mankoff, or Artcoast Design, located in Sochi and/or Krasnodar and/or Moscow, Russia) created the absolutely wonderful restaurant menu deco typeface Montclar (2015, +food icons), the vintage letterpress emulation typeface family Stampbor (2015), the hand-crafted Karmina (2015), the brush typeface Hypsletters Script (2015, with Nadi Spasibenko), the vintage letterpress typeface Marktype (2015), and the sans typefaces Albori Sans (2015, rounded and monoline) and Brentwood Sans (2015).
Since 2016, he operates as Art Coast Studio. His free bilined hipster typeface Brokes (2016) outhipsters even the coolest hipsters. He also created the letterpress emulation typeface Jameson (2016), the appealing (regular and rough) poster typeface Weisshorn (2016), the grungy letterpress font Ovsyanka (2016), and the hand-crafted typeface Norquay (2016).
Typefaces from 2017: Santens Script (dry brush).
Typefaces from 2020: Tipio.
Type designer in Antalya (or Istanbul), Turkey, who studied graphic design at Marmara University. Creator of the rounded organic sans typeface family Primus (2012-2015) and of the basic geometric sans typeface family Genius (2013-2015).
In 2017, he designed the 162-style geometric sans typeface family Artegra Sans, which covers Latin, Greek and Cyrillic. He added the 54-font family Artegra Slab later in 2017. Near the end of 2017, he designed the squarish Latin typeface Kufica, which is based on the Arabic kufic style.
Artemis Type Foundry
Ahmad Ramzi Fahruddin (aka Ramzehhh and as Ramz Fahruddin, b. 1993) established Arterfak Project in 2015. He is the Palembang, Indonesia-based designer of the display typefaces Aidah (2015, spurred), Temenyut (2015, spurred), Basenglah (2015, a geometric solid typeface), Local Genius (2015), Oropitem (2015, blackletter), Cakmacak (2015), Maeninaja (2015), Yagitudeh (2015, a free doodle font), Cagar (2015, free), Pletakrutuk (2015) and Beguyur (2015), the free experimental techno typeface Semravut (2015), the lava lamp typeface Cagar (2015) and the free spurred vintage typeface Outromoro (2015).
Typefaces from 2016: Anehena (a beveled ornamental typeface), Bongoknian (spurred), Sebasengan (sketched, arched, stitched, textured, eroded and embossed substyles), Sekatoon (Victorian), Bekelakar (Victorian), Sambeltigo, Wayawaya (free bilined art deco), Geroboktuo, Bedengkang, Ringam, Cindo Kato (spurred Victorian typeface), Ngopi Doken (a layered hand-crafted typeface family), Bedesau (Victorian), Temenyut (spurred Victorian style), Sirugino (a spurred tattoo / blackletter type), Buyanbengak (spurred), Geradakan (dry brush type).
Typefaces from 2017: Martinez (Tuscan), Hughoney, Rockrace, Monabelia (Victorian), Philosophiya, Love Quake, Childwood, Circulat Decorative Frames, Dakmodal, Yasaman, Bsakoja, Meringam, Besigetz (Victorian), Bedempank, Ngamboel (a modern inline), Jemahok (an inline typeface), Sirunian (decorative blackletter), Belinjangan (brush style), Cerudikan, Kanjian (Victorian deco).
Typefaces from 2018: Mirandah (monoline, vintage), Subversia (Victorian), Bertha (a free display family that includes Shadow Line, Sans and Spurred substyles), Quickers, Marchelle (art deco), Lourena, Mellynda, Leophard (octagonal), Wishteria, Slashback, Katheryna, Febiolla, Tropicane, Maretha (a monoline script).
Typefaces from 2019: Requeiro (a spurred inline vintage font), Mourich (an all caps display typeface), Newston (a tall condensed news headline typeface family), The Black Sugare (blackletter-inspired), Magnies (an elegant stencil), Hermona (a spurred vintage label font), Bronzier (a sports font), Mayhena (a monoline script), Amnestia (a vintage all caps typeface), Highrush (font duo), Humeira (for children's books), Montheim (retro signage font), Hodgeson (a slab serif family), Delaroca, (a spurred black metal band font) Banda Niera, Bargers Distressed (spurred, Victorian), The Realita, Newston (a compressed skyline-style font), Ariestha Script, The Black Square, Requiem (Victorian or rococo inline caps), Invasible, Ferguson (an almost monoline slab serif family), Mirenath (a rounded vintage monoline typeface), Afolkalips (a tribal painted font inspired by the Papuan culture), Mellandry, Masterson (a slab serif western font), Marsheila (art deco), Kanjian, Belinjangan, Sirunian (a decortaive spurred typeface), Quickers, Marcheile (slightly art nouveau), Marcheile, Monabelia, Nourishe (a fashion mag sans).
Typefaces from 2020: Meliana Script (a brush script), Romelio (sans / script pair), Bondrians (a vintage label font), Black Ravens (a dry brush font), Shinkoya (vernacular lettering), Brothership, Novante (stylish caps), Almatine Script (a flat pen calligraphic script, with perhaps a touch of Arabic script emulation), Almatine Sans, Wargate (a military stencil font family), Bragley (a cartoon font), Varino (a rounded unicase sans family), Ranille (a bold display serif), Neilvard (a vintage label font family), Nagietha, Khodijah (an Arabic emulation font), Sometimes Rough, Savaneta (a vintage all caps typeface), Valmera (a Peignotian sans), Hargalia (classic calligraphy), Cherione (a unicase font), Revans (a display sans).
Arthur Baker Designs (or: Glyph Systems)
American calligrapher in Andover, MA, who worked for many foundries, and ran several studios. He ran Glyph Systems in Andover, MA, and before that, Alpha Omega and Maverick Designs. Baker grew up in Berkeley, CA, and attended school on the West Coast and New York City. After serving in the U.S. Army, he studied under calligrapher Oscar Ogg and had private lessons with George Salter and Tommy Thompson. Some of Baker's earliest designs were made available through Photo-Lettering Inc., and his first widely-available commercial typeface was published in 1965. Baker's first book was published in 1973. Arthur Baker died in 2016 at the age of 86. Tribute by Allan Haley. His typefaces were all calligraphic:
Some explanations by Freddy Nader: The Baker Argentina and Danmark typefaces were variations on his Signet. Baker originally made Signet for Headliners International in the 1960s, where he worked full time. In 1972 he was approached by VGC and told that they would pay him royalties as well if he made the same typeface for them. Royalties were a relatively new thing back then - Tommy Thompson was the very first person to ever earn royalties in type (in 1944 for his Thompson Quill script for Photo Lettering Inc), and he wasn't a type designer per se, he was a calligrapher. Lured by the idea of royalties coming his way from two different directions for the same face, Baker did a Signet for VGC. When Bob Evans, owner of Headliners, found out, he threatened to sue VGC for trademark infringement (copyright for typefaces was unheard of at the time - every major photo type house had "similar" fonts, and whenever someone got exclusives made by outside designers under a royalty program, it was only a matter of weeks before they were knocked off and changed slightly by other type houses, big and small). So in order to avoid a trademark infringement lawsuit, VGC called their typeface Baker Signet, instead of just Signet, and went further by asking Arthur Baker to make a lighter version and a condensed version. The lighter version was called Baker Argentina, the condensed version was called Baker Danmark. The "Number One" prefix was added to both so that when the inevitable knockoffs happened, type buyers would know which type was made first. About Baker Sans, Freddy writes: The Baker Sans was a knockoff of Helvetica. It was a massive family of a lot of fonts, rendered very ugly by camera stretching and slanting. Eddie Bauer used it as their corporate typeface for a long time in order to avoid the expensive fees of licensing Helvetica. Tim Ryan ended up digitizing it for Arthur Baker in the mid 1990s for a lot of money. That digital version is now being sold by ITF under one of its many companies (either Arthur Baker Design, or Arthur Baker Designs, or maybe Maverick Designs).
MyFonts link. Klingspor link. View Arthur Baker's typefaces. Linotype link. MyFonts page. Another MyFonts page. And still another MyFonts page. FontShop link. View Arthur Baker's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Arthur Reinders Folmer
Aka Opentypes. Indonesian designer, b. 1983, of Mantra (2019: signage script), Tokyo Drift (2019: a speedster font), Louvre (2019: a fashionable display sans), Billian (2019: an autocrat's sans), Sigma (2019), Angettypes (2019: a bold script), Neuron (2019: sans), In The Dark (2019: based on the ACDC logo), Bodhi (2019: a wild brush font), Sylvanna Script (2019), Emely Script (2019), Tom Harvey (2019: a weathered script), Brave Heart (2019: Victorian), Riogrande (2019: a retro signage script), Reaverock (2019: a spurred black metal typeface), Brotherjhon (2019, Bold and stencil), and Gajetto (2019: a bold geometric sans). Creative Fabrica link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Artill (or Artill Typs)
Artill is Lukas Bischoff's foundry in Aachen (and before that, Trier), Germany, est. 2009. Lukas is a stylist and designer based in Trier. He created Sketch Rockwell (2008), one of the nicest sketched style fonts anywhere.
Commercial typefaces include Luco Sans (2009), Sketch Block (2009) and the octagonal family Wombat (2009). Yaa (2010) is a hand-sketched headline font. Dock 11 (2011) is a (free) heavy art deco headline face. Sketch Gothic (2011) is a sketched Franklin Gothic.
In 2016, Sascha Timplan and Lukas Bischoff published the handsome sans typeface family Golden Sans. In 2016, Fargus Meiser and Lukas Bischoff co-designed Paul Grotesk and Paul Soft. In 2018, they added Paul Slab and Paul Slab Soft.
Artimasa (Banda Aceh, Indonesia) designed the calligraphic typeface Prada in 2013.
In 2014, Artimasa added Aliva (connected signage script), Thander (heavy signage script), Sherina (thin script), Adelia (signage script), Advena, Authentica (vintage script), Brandall (connected script), Graceful (script), Felisha (a creamy script), Zelda (connected script), Bulgary Script (a swashy connected wedding script), Heyzilla (connected script), Nabila (signage script), Hipsteria (connected script), Zakia (script) and Baliho (signage script), and the free 60s signage or baseball script typeface Streetwear.
Typefaces from 2015: Balqis (calligraphic script), Debby (free brush script), Lettuce (calligraphic), Fadilla (connected calligraphic script), Steelheart (calligraphic script), Shaqila (signage script), Hamster Script (free), Cherrybelle (brush script), Hillwood (connected signage script), Snatchy Script, Harlott (a free connected brush script), Endless Sorrow (funky lettering), Atlantika, Oldways (free modular typeface), Winterfell (connected script), Fairy Tales, Foreplay, Bad Mood (vintage signage script), Delisa.
Typefaces from 2017: West Side (a free).
Artisan Studio (or: Artisans)
Banda Aceh, Indonesia-based studio associated with Nava Abel and/or Roiyani Teungku and/or Teungku Dibale. Designer of these typefaces in 2015: the calligraphic signage typeface Antero, the calligraphic typefaces Elastic, Braveheart, Midnight and Lettuce, and the creamy brush script typefaces Aqualita and Scylla.
In 2016, he designed Metafora (a fresh upbeat script), Worker, Asly Brush, Mallow Script, Arnetalia and Wholler (connected calligraphic typeface)
Typefaces from 2017: Manifesto, Good Night, Best Lottre.
Typefaces from 2018: the upright script typeface Sumantry (which is by Roiyani Teungku), the signage script typeface Plants, Solange (font duo), Angelica (inky script), Nathalia, Chica Maravilla, Handwriting (a signature font), Mighty Girl (font duo).
Typefaces from 2019: Smoothen, Olivera, Story Fresh (a fine brush script), Martoni (a thin script), Hortense (wild calligraphy), Magnison (vintage font duo), Ringstone (a rhythmic signage script), Vectory.
Artist of Design
Commercial foundry that was in Kensington and/or Moorhead, MN, but is now in Park Rapids, MN, run by André Zottolo. Most of his fonts are hand-printed, such as AZ Cut Script (2011, a script), AZ Pledge, AZ Grampa, AZ Fast Fury, AZ Hello, AZ Dude, AZ Tiki, AZ Script, AZ New Rough, AZ Imperial, AZ College (+Brushed), and AZ Vintage Tattoo, all made ca. 2010-2011.
His earliest fonts were free. They included Alpha, Barracuda, Collem, Cornelia, Declan, Funtime, Roughfart, Tiki, MessyGirl.
Typefaces from 2011: AZ Union is a Western face. AZ Text and AZ Dramamine are grungy hand-printed typefaces. AZ Sailor Tattoo is an outline tattoo face. AZ Hello Brushed is a brush typeface inspired by auto repair signs. AZ Rough Fart is a squarish mural brush face. AZ Wings is Victorian. AZ Placid is an eroded outline face.
Type designs from 2012: AZ Mavericks (based on a skateboard logo), AZ Barista (inspired by Leonetto Cappiello's poster art from the 1920s), AZ Indian (signage script), AZ Harpers July (inspired by Edward Penfield's poster art from ca. 1900), AZ Plug Italic (inspired by the poster art of Edward Penfield and Franz Hazenplug, ca. 1900), AZ Audiotape, AZ Kiss (sketched type), AZ Varsity (athletic lettering), AZ Varsity Brush (textured version), AZ Claire (fat signage script).
Typefaces from 2015: AZ Yoyo.
Typefaces from 2016: AZ Cruisin.
Turkish designer of the medieval font family Quadrim (2020), the rounded monline typeface family Shibui (2020), the stylized almost Tuscan display typeface Corvus (2020), the wedge serif antiqua typeface Inferno (2020), the text typeface family Lunaris (2020), the roman typeface Morpheus Dream (2020), and the display typeface Animus (2020). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Artoftype in Zürich is run by Swiss typographer Markus Ernst, b. 1966. Designer at URW of Deepspace (2002, writing that aliens would use?), Sepultura (2003, gravestone writing?), Courier-Variationen. Free fonts for Mac and PC: Screenhorn (pixel font), 1873 (erosion font, 2000). [Google] [More] ⦿
ArtOne CreativeWorks (was: Locomotype)
ArtOne Digital (formerly Locomotype) is the type foundry of Arwan Sutanto, a graphic designer in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, who also owns ArtOne Creativeworks. Arwan created the elliptical sans face Fonquero (2014), the free brush typeface Belepotan (2014, +Italic), Fonesia (2014), Fonesh (2014), Fonia (2014), and the free outline typeface Fonarto XT (2014; updated in 2019 to Fonarto v2). Fondian (2014) is a commercial rounded Comic Sans style typeface. Fonago (2014) is a vintage font. Tinta Script (2014) is an upright script.
Typefaces from 2015: Fonesia, Cemara (brush script typeface), Garris (monoline script), Fonstyle, Fonari, Fonderful, Fonjava (a rhythmic script), Fonjazz, Fonino (brush script).
Typefaces from 2016: Om Telolet Om (free), Sumptuous (sans), Sumptuous Light, Boldero Brush (inspired by graffiti art), Hotline (a monoline connected signage script), Jogjakartype, Jogjakartype Logos.
Typefaces from 2019: Crimstone (a weathered octagonal typeface), Noiry (script), Bonega (an all caps inscriptional sans), Pantura (a playful casual font), Kaftice, Redsniper (Victorian), True Happiness, Harmona (Script, Sans), Pestapora, Lendiga (a monoline script), Zoelander, Wkwk, Romantick, Sweet Pancake (calligraphic script).
Kabaro, Soppeng and/or Labokong, Indonesia-based designer of the squarish typefaces Fino (2019), Kardust (2019) and Kardust TS Condensed (2019), the monoline geometric sans typeface Shadeerah (2019: a display sans in three weights), the calligraphic typeface Khaleefa (2019), and the cursive fonts Lambola (2019) and Syifa (2019).
Type outfit in Dallas, TX, with some free fonts, some commercial fonts (BOSS fonts: 4000 fonts for 30 USD), and some typography essays on anti-aliasing. There seems to be a connection withComputer Support Corporation. It released at one point in 1996 a big CD of fonts called Arts&Letters, which I believe is related to Bay Animation. These were renamed fonts from elsewhere. About 100 fonts were at this site. A sampling of the free fonts: Amos-Normal, ArcherNormal, Asia-Extended-Bold, Banco-Normal, Barrett-Condensed-BoldItalic, CallimarkerItalic, Cane-StripedNormal, Cane-Hollow, CoffeeSackExtendedItalic, CraneNormal, Dominon-Normal, Enview-Bold, Glaze-Normal, Gorgio-Normal, Leo-Normal, Orient2Normal (oriental simulation), PennantNormal, Plank-ExtendedNormal, RoninNormal, ShalomNormal (Hebrew simulation), Tangiers-Normal, ThreeDeeNormal, WampumNormal. The list of about 2000 fonts I am aware of, all made between 1995 and 2001, is here. [Google] [More] ⦿
James Marsh Art&Design (or Arty Type) is a visual arts and illustration company located in Hythe, UK, founded by James Marsh in 2010.
His typefaces are often modular, and include Somaskript Tall (2012), Origami Incised (2012), Groovy (2012, +Inline: sixties face), Dropout (2012), Rough Diamond (2012), Thorny (2012), Tangent (2011, a geometric monoline sans), Scroll (2010), Marsh Scroll (2011), Tulip (2011, modular, heavy, and counerless), Somatype (2011, über-organic; +Skwosh), SomeSkript and SomaSkript Incised (2012, organic), and Nutcase (2010).
In 2014, he designed Sanzibar (a decorative sans), Sliced, Sliced Open, Omni (a minimalist organic monoline sans) and its companion, Omni Serif, and Tangential Semiserif, Tangential Rounded, and Tangential.
Typefaces from 2018: Sanzibar Script, Cyclic Sans.
Typefaces from 2019: Sanzibar Script.
ARTypes is based in Chicago, and is run by Ari Rafaeli. List of their typefaces categorized by revival type:
Indonesian designer of the script typefaces Paper Sign (2019) and Bente (2019), the glaz krak typeface Ice Mirror In Winter Kei (2019), the sans typefaces Nu Kei (2019), Kei (2019), Winter Kei (2019) and Snow Kei (2019: textured), and the bilined typeface Neon Future (2019).
Banda Aceh, Indonesia-based designer of these calligraphic or hand-crafted typefaces in 2017 and 2018: Anggita, Sketsa Leo, Delight Script, Ameila Script, Umbrella, Melly Love, Bregede Love, Meilalya, Braiden, Raihan, Bergila. [Google] [More] ⦿
Elk Grove Village, IL-based company established in 2004, which specializes in font development, licensing and IP protection. It rose from the ashes of a major fire at Agfa/Monotype at the end of 2003. Its founders are Steve Matteson (type designer, formerly with Agfa/Monotype), Thomas Rickner (of Microsoft fame, where he hinted many Microsoft families), Ira Mirochnick (founder and President of Monotype Typography Inc in 1989 (where he was until 2000) and a Senior Vice President and director of Agfa Monotype Corporation (2000-2003), a self-proclaimed expert in font licensing issues and IP protection), and Bill Davis (most recently the Vice President of Marketing for Agfa Monotype). Also included in this group are Josh Hadley, Brian Kraimer, Jim Ford (since 2005), and Jeff Finger (as Chief Research Scientist, since 2006). On December 8, 2010, Ascender was acquired by Monotype for 10.2 million dollars.
Their typefaces include Endurance (2004, Steve Matteson, an "industrial strength" Grotesk designed to compete with Helvetica and Arial; it supports Greek, Cyrillic and East European languages).
In April 2005, Ascender announced that it would start selling the Microsoft font collection, which is possibly their most popular collection to date. They also started selling and licensing IBM's Heisei family of Japanese fonts in April 2005: Heisei Kaku Gothic, Heisei Maru Gothic and Heisei Mincho. Ascender's version of the CJK font Heiti is called ASC Heiti. Also in 2005, they started distributing Y&Y's Lucida family.
In October 2005, Ascender announced the development of Convection, a font used for Xbox 360 video games. Their South Asian fonts cover Bengali, Devanagari, Gujarati, Gurmukhi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu, and include Ascender Uni, Ascender UniDuo and Arial Unicode for general use across all Indic languages, and, in particular, the Microsoft fonts Vrinda (Bengali), Mangal (Devanagari), Shruti (Gujarati), Raavi (Gurmukhi), Tunga (Kannada), Kartika (Malayalam), Latha (Tamil) and Gautami (Telugu). Khmer SBBIC (2011) is a Khmer font at Open Font Library.
It does more type trading and licensing than type creation, although Steve Matteson has contributed fairly well to their new typefaces. Their brand value took a hit when they started selling scrapbook, handwriting and wedding fonts under the name FontMarketplace.com.
Recent contributions: Crestwood (2006, a house face, possibly by Steve Matteson) is an updated version of an elegant semi-formal script typeface originally released by the Ludlow Type Foundry in 1937.
In 2009, they started a subpage called GoudyFonts.Com to sell their Goudy revivals.
In 2010, they announced a new collection of OpenType fonts created specifically for use in Microsoft Office 2010: Comic Sans 2010 (including new italic and bold italic fonts), Trebuchet 2010 (including new black&black italic fonts), Impact 2010, Pokerface 2010, Rebekah 2010 and Rebus Script 2010. Ligatures in Comic Sans?
Aschwin de Hoog
Asd Studio (or: Ash-Shiddiq Studio; was: Qanita Studio)
Bandung, Indonesia-based designer, b. 1997, of the script typefaces Mella Nissa (2019: brush), Lemon Juice (2019), South (2019), Anita Jane (2019), Sientta (2019), Ancient (2019), Marioline Barnard (2019), Mawar Merah (2019), Broken Heart (2019) and Aleysia (2019).
Typefaces from 2020: Amiela (a whirly script), Juliette Michel (wild calligrahy), Qillsey Einstein (a dry brush script), Rossi Mithori (script), Laurels Qeylla, Jenifer Malvia, Minimallistic, Ordinary. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Asen Tiberiy Baramov
Ashton is the Southend, Essex, UK-based foundry of Andrew Ashton, est. 2008. Born in 1971, Andrew Ashton is a book designer and illustrator. He won the British Book Industry Award for Design and Production (Nibbie) 2007 for The Dangerous Book for Boys. He created Bowen Script (2008), a font from the lettering of some Caribbean maps.
Asketic Design Studio