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Luc Devroye
McGill University
Montreal, Canada
lucdevroye@gmail.com
http://luc.devroye.org
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066.FONT
[Piotr Wozniak]

066.FONT is a 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 handprinted), 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 from Konskie (b. Poland, 1980).

Polish link. Dafont link.. Linotype page. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

10four design
[Matt Heximer]

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 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. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

110design
[Alexei Vanyashin]

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 2002-2003. 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 face 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 faces 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 face 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: codesigned with Manvel Shmavonyan, they are revivals of Enschedé No. 811 by J.F. Rosart; free at Google Web Fonts). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

123 Buero
[Timo Gaessner]

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. [Google] [More]  ⦿

123powerpoint.com

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]  ⦿

13pt
[Jonathan Corum]

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).

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

1919 Type Foundry
[Scott Sullivan]

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]  ⦿

256tm
[Thomas Huot-Marchand]

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.

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

26plus zeichen
[Jakob Runge]

26plus, or 26+ is a foundry located in Kiel, Germany. It is a platform to present and encourage student-created fonts. One of those involved is Jakob Runge from Würzburg, Germany, a graduate of Fachhochschule Würzburg-Schweinfurt. He made the free condensed octagonal face Fracmetrica (2009).

Other faces from 2009-2010 (all at 26plus-zeichen) include Singula, Edelsans (a geometric sans), Sinews (a manly sans which he compares with Klavika and Corpid), JJ Realis (a Swiss sans), Ugl-y (2010), Cojonna (2010; curly--an exercise on ball terminals), Capitalis Nova (2010, dot matrix family), Graphit (2010), Devion (2010, semi-angular serif face), Textrusion (2010, Escher-style trompe l'oeuil), Frgmt (2010, experimental), Samblone (2011, an Asian-look stencil face), TJ Evolette A (2011, with Timo Titzmann---a fashionable geometric grotesque caps family).

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

29 Letters
[Pascal Naji Zoghbi]

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:

  • Massira. He has embarked on a project with Martin Majoor to design some Arabic fonts that fit Majoor's designs. He writes: Massira is my graduation typeface at Type&Media postgraduate course at The Royal Academy of Arts [KABK] in The Hague. Huda AbiFares contacted me while I was finalizing Massira and presented the opportunity to collaborate with the Dutch type designer Martin Majoor to design an Arabic typeface, which is part of the Typographic Matchmaking 01 project organized by Khatt Foundation. At first I was a bit worried due to the fact that it would be my first professional type design work and that the due date was too close. However, after taking a closer look at Martins type FFSeria and analyzing its characteristics, I noticed that the treatment of the stroke and the structure of the letters shared similarities with Massira. In both fonts the use of sharp broken curves and crispy feel is present. Consequently, I grew confident in project and decided to use Massira as a starting point for the new Arabic companion of FFSeria. Echo, which is Sada in Arabic, is the repetition of a sound caused by the reflection of sound waves from a surface. Accordingly, Sada is the echo of FFSeria. The modifications on Massira consisted of making Sada perform like FFSeria. It had to have the same point size, line space, color, contrast and feel as FFSeria. Concerning the details of Sada and the inclined angle of the vertical strokes, it was derived from the FFSeria Italic. So Sada has the same feel as the Roman but is inspired from the Italic. More on the Sada project. In 2009, Sada was renamed FF Seria and published by FontFont.
  • Another project of Zoghbi involves a type family being developed for newspaper headlines.
  • In 2007, he created a 3-style Phoenician type family called Fniqiya.
  • Alef Pixel Caps Type for Alef Magazine (2008). Done with Huda AbiFares. This is a Latin ornamental type family.
  • Al Rouiya Arabic Type for the Al Rouiah Newspaper in Kuwait, 2008.
  • Bukra Extra Bold display type for Ibn Battuta Mall in Dubai, 2008. Looks like Futura Bold.
  • A corporate font under the heading, Arabic for Univers (2008). Zoghbi: An Arabic corporate typeface for a global shipping and transport company. The Arabic is intended to work with the Latin type Univers. Unfortunately, I can't mention the name of the company nor the design firm I did this Arabic type work for. I was the Arabic type consultant/specialist and associate type designer alongside Leah Hoffmitz. The font will used in all Arabic publications, ads and packaging for the company.
  • Baseet (2009) is a hybrid Neo-Naskh / Modern Kufi geometric typeface. It is a mixture of straight vertical, horizontal and diagonal pen stokes incorporated in-between curved corners and edges.
  • At FontStruct, he made Arapix (2009).
  • UAE Embassy Corporate Type (2010). This is a commissioned Latin typeface based on the same concept as of an Arabic font. Each of the 26 Latin letters has Caps, Initial, Medial and Final shape enabling the letters to connect as in the Arabic script. The drawing of the letters was all done using the Arabic calligraphic bamboo stick and based on the Naskh Calligraphic Style. Opentype help from Erik van Blokland.
  • The Mathaf Corporate Arabic-Latin Font (2011). Mathaf Arab Museum of Modern Art opened its doors to contemporary Arab art lovers in December 2010 in Doha, Qatar.
  • Nada Debs (2010): a contemporary geometric Kufi type commissionewd by Nada Debs.
  • For Ascender, he did Droid Arabic Naskh (see OFL), Droid Persian Naskh, and Droid Arabic Kufi (OFL).
  • 29LT Azer, done with Ian Party and Wael Morcos: Azer in Arabic means friendly, ready to assist and lend a hand. This multilingual typeface combines simple lines with careful detailing to create a serious but approachable look. The Arabic is a Naskh / Kufi hybrid and retains a balance between calligraphic angular cuts and unadorned construction. The Latin is a humanist sans-serif with crisp cuts based on the broad nip pen calligraphic structure and contemporary outlines. The fonts include Arabic, Farsi, Urdu and Latin variants.
  • Pascal Zoghbi revived the 1950s font system by Nasri Khattar called Unified Arabic as UA Neo B and UA Neo B.
Speaker at ATypI 2011 in Reykjavik. Speaker at ATypI 2013 in Amsterdam. [Google] [More]  ⦿

29fonts.com

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]  ⦿

2D Typo
[Lukyan Turetskyy]

Lviv-based Ukrainian designer (b. 1979) of the octagonal stencil face Depot Trapharet (2006, brutalist), and of the free car rallye dingbat face Rallye Symbols (2008). Dafont link.

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 face 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).

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

3kg

This small outfit seels the fonts Threelines and Cholesterol (fatty). [Google] [More]  ⦿

4-Paris
[Grégori Vincens]

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.

Brief bio. [Google] [More]  ⦿

4th February
[Sergiy Tkachenko]

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:

Abstract Fonts link. Dafont link. Behance link. Hellofont link.

View Sergiy Tkachenko's fonts. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

510 Ink

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]  ⦿

5ive
[Fabrice Bats]

5ive is the design studio of Fabrice Bats, a Parisian who has moved to Oslo. His lettering includes a couple of alphabets called Kinky (2010). Dafont link. Devian Tart link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

617

Japanese foundry with some commercial fonts. I think that the fonts can be bought through Shift Factory. One font is called MaoFont. [Google] [More]  ⦿

A New Machine
[Kent Swecker]

Foundry, est. 2011, in Raleigh, NC, by Kent Swecker. A New Machine created the beautiful hairline hand-printed face Hair Line (2011), Sweck Sans (2011, a sans with some contrast and a large x-height), Unstable (2011, a paper cut face), the sketch face Crosshatch (2011), and the modular FontStruct-like face Model UR (2011).

In 2012, he made Quarry (an outlined hand-drawn shadow font), Holt Sans (a Peignotian family), Unstable Slab, Mitosis (using bubbly dots), Radial (prismatic), and Airwave (techno).

Typefaces from 2013: Benthic (decorative geometric caps), Tubbs (a beefy poster face), Dot To Dot (a dotted and lined pair of school fonts), Emjay (sketched blackboard bold typeface).

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

A Thousand Shipwrecks
[Sara Hayat]

Design collective in Melbourne which includes Sara Hayat. They created the art deco / Futura Black style face Nick Dale in 2009. They also created an ultra-fat psychedelic face in 2009. Posts stopped in 2009. [Google] [More]  ⦿

A Type Design Project

A type design blog run by an unknown designer. We find several typefaces here, again without indication of who the designer is. [Google] [More]  ⦿

A2 Graphics--SW--HK
[Scott Williams]

A2 Graphics/SW/HK is a London based design bureau founded in 1999 by Scott Williams and Henrik Kubel. They co-designed AF-Klampenborg (1997-1999) and FY-Brush Script Regular. [Google] [More]  ⦿

A2 Type
[Henrik Kubel]

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 1992-97. Their typefaces:

Custom type by them include a masthead for Toronto Life (2010), a custom face for Weekendavisen (2007-2010), Design Museum London (2010), Faber&Faber (2009-2010), Afterall Publishing (2006-2010), Faulkner Browns Architects (2007), Penguin Press (2005), and Norrebro Bryghus (2005).

At ATypI 2013 in Amsterdam, he speaks about New Transport.

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

Aah Yes

Southampton, UK-based foundry, est. 2006. Font families include Regalese (2008, 8 weights with stylish rounded serifs), Arrow Heaven (2007, 6 styles of fonts with 62 arrows in 40 orientations each), Lydiard (2007, sans cum comic book), Sanzettica (2007, 36 sans styles of the geometric kind), Demigrunge (2007), Nidex (2007, caps-only grunge), Rocksolid (2007), Perio (2007, a grungy didone), Havenbrook (2007, a 22-style family), Sudoku Blank (2007), Pikelet (2007, grunge headline face), Sanzettica (2007, a 40-style geometric sans family, but the x-weight is unacceptably large), Hunniwell (2007, felt tip style), Meriden (2007, display sans family), Saint Val (2007), Funkywarp (2006), Cheedo (2006, bi-lined), Old Forge (2006, roman style), Blank Manuscript (2006, music font), Disgrunged ABCD (2006), Disgrunged 1234 (2006), Beeble (2006), Choob Stripes (2006), Diffie (2006), Pixettish (2006), Caldicote (2006, a 13-style serif family), Starbell (2006), Tuzonie (2006, grunge), Cabragio (2006, free-flowing informal), Deltarbo (2006, sans), Write (2006, an almost architectural script), Dascari (2006, an informal headline sans), Smeethe (2006, comic strip face), Crockstomp (2006, grunge), Dorkihand (2006), Meltifex (2006, melting letters), Rappica (grunge), Blue Sugar (2007, grunge), Front Desk (2007), Powdermonkey (2007), Sideshadow (2007), Spiky (2007), Zebra Spots (2007), Amescote (2007, a 6-weight sans), Mivron (2007, outline sans), Puggu (2007, comic strip font), Luzaine (2007), Overlapper (2007), Satron (2007), Stubble (2008, grunge), Newsanse (2008, a 15-style large x-height disaster), Rysse (2008, an 11-style grunge family), Chelp (2008, grunge), Snather (2008: thin, rounded squarish), Keybies (2008, piano key font), Quickle (2008), Pevensey (2008: 21 styles, each with 1200 glyphs, transitional style), Spiraltwists (2008), Music Sheets (2009), Snazzy (2009), Shelflife (2012, a macho sans), Langton (2012, a workhorse sans family), Indipia (2012, a corroded family), Bradwell (2012, condensed sans), Dunsley (2013, a hand-drawn sans), Darnalls (2013, antiqued book face).

View the Aah Yes typeface library. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Aakash Soneri
[Soneri]

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Aaron Beck
[Aaron W. Beck Co. (Recordkeeper Software; or Audio-Electric Systems)]

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Aaron Bogle
[The Printers]

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Aaron Design
[Aaron Shepherd]

Elko, MN-based design studio aaron Design is run by Aaron Shepherd (b. Minneapolis, 1974). Sheepdog (2010) reminds us of Comic Sans. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Aaron Johnson
[Fontastic! 2]

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Aaron Nicholls

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 face Exogenetic (2010). Behance link. MyFonts link. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Aaron Shepherd
[Aaron Design]

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Aaron Sittig
[xtypa]

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Aaron W. Beck Co. (Recordkeeper Software; or Audio-Electric Systems)
[Aaron Beck]

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]  ⦿

ABC Design
[Johannes Birkenbach]

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).

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

ABC Litera
[Roland Stieger]

Swiss typefoundry in Sankt Gallen of Jost Hochuli, Roland Stieger and Jonas Niedermann.

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 of the sans face Alena, about which he writes: It all started with the woodcut from Jost Hochuli, published in the year 1980. I found this woodcupt 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.

Jost Hochuli is a book designer, successful author, and teacher. In 2011, he started work on the clean sans family Allegra.

Nicolas (2012) is a new serif typeface by ABC Litera. [Google] [More]  ⦿

ABC Network

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)
[Tony Mayers]

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, Monolith Sans, Poster Gothic, Ranger, Society, and Text Gothic. Before ABC Types, he ran Absolutetype, where he sold the faces 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.

Ascender also sells its collection. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

ABC Typo (was: Bonté Divine)
[Olivier Nineuil]

Olivier Nineuil created Bonté Divine around 1998, and renamed it ABC typo in 2001. He teaches at the La Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris. He 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]  ⦿

ABCDE-Fonts

Any Body's Custom Design Embroidery from New York City offers about 40 embroidery fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Abietar

Spanish foundry. In 2011, they published the Victorian family Abietar (+Negra). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Abneurone Typografix (or: Abneurone Trauma Types)

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 face 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 2012-2013, 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 face 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.

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About Type Foundry
[Don Synstelien]

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), Zehrg¨t (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. MyFonts link.

In 1994, Don Systelien created SynFonts.

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Aboutype
[Joffre LeFevre]

Aboutype is Joffre LeFevre's small Boston-based foundry and custom font bureau. LeFevre has been making typefaces for over thirty years. No fonts available from the web page. 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.

Klingspor link.

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Abrams Legacy
[George Abrams]

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.

Augereau was designed and released by George Abrams in 1997. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Absolut Foundry
[Gumpita Rahayu]

Gugum Gumpita Rahayu is a graphic designer based in Bandung, Indonesia, b. 1991. In 2013, he set up Absolut Foundry.

Creator of the rounded sans typeface Tracks Type (2013, free at Fontfabric). Yuma is a free tweetware alchemic typeface. It is based on navajo patterns. Kurve (2013) is a sans headline typeface. Biere (2013) is a modular display typeface. Mojave (2013) is an all caps sans typeface.

In 2013, he created Rocca, which is modeled after spurred wood type display styles from the Victorian era. Warenhuis de Vries is inspired by the signage on a 19th century colonial Dutch heritage building---the De Vries building, which today houses the OCBC NISP Bank---in Bandung, Indonesia. This font was renamed Oud Warenhuis (2013). Dutch colonial tropical architecture in Bandung led to the art deco typeface Bandoengsche (2013). Buy it here. Companion League (2013) is an octagonal Latin / Cyrillic signage typeface. Driekleur (2013) is pure Dutch colonial deco based on signage in a 1930s building (called De Driekleur) in Bandung built by Dutch architect A.F. Aalbers. March (2013) is a display family that includes beveled and inline styles.

Free typefaces from 2013 include Mohave (all caps sans) and Flagship Slab Rounded.

Typefaces made in 2014: Luzern (a neutral Swiss sans family---two free weights), Swarha Neue (an art deco sans named after the Swarha Islamic Building in Bandung made by Dutch architect Wolff Schoemaker from 1930-1935).

Dafont link. Behance link. Creative Market link. Old URL. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Absoluut Designers

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 Fonts
[Alex Chumak]

Growing 13000+ font archive maintained by Alex Chumak from Mississauga, ON. Chumak himself designed these fonts: AF Pepsi, AF Champion, AF Tommy Hilfiger. List of designers. New fonts.

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

abstra.type.design
[Vesa Kautto]

Finnish design consortium. About 3 dollars per font. Among the mostly display faces, I like penetrati (by Vesa Kautto), Electra-Normal (by Anna-Elina Aartola), and abstra (by Vesa Kautto). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Abstream Fonts (was: Graphx Edge)

Vendor of some display font packages. Also known as Graphx Edge. [Google] [More]  ⦿

ABSTRKT
[Roman Gornitsky]

St. Petersburg, Russia-based foundry. All fonts are by Roman Gornitsky (b. 1986, Leningrad).

Their fonts include Nowie Vremena (2011), Fun City (2010, an extensive family of typefaces designed for multi-layered use; each letter is designed on the same grid, so overlays can create great effects), The Stroke Sans (2010, a computer-generated nibbed pen family), Differentura (2010, grotesk), Krisis Sans (2008), Lawyer Gothic (2008), Littera Plain (2008), Littera Text (2008, an interpretation of the most popular sans family in Russia) and Proto Sans (2008, a 42-style constructivist family). Vremena (2009) and Vremena Grotesk (2009) each has 8 styles, and are their interpretation of Times and Arial, respectively.

In 2011, Gornitsky published a great art deco-meets avant garde family called Lineatura. Images of the various styles of Lineatura: i, ii, iii, iv, v, vi.

Typefaces from 2013: Twentytwelve (in styles Slab N, Sans R, Sans C, Serif C, Sans G, Sans : created at the Jan van Eyck academy in The Netherlands).

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Abul Kalaam

Type Designer from Hyderabad, India, b. 1988, Hyderabad. He created the slightly creepy Latin handwriting face The Demon Font (2011). His foundry is also called Kalaam. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Accidental Design
[Josh Wyatt]

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]  ⦿

Acerchina

Chinese designer of these commercial Latin display typefaces: Gracey (2012), Anjelica (2013), Rail (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Achim Reichert

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 face 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)
[Christian Küsters]

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Acmé-Paris
[Élodie Mandray]

Acmé-Paris is a design studio in Paris run by Élodie Mandray and Caroline Aufort. Creators of the heavy monoline sans typeface Acmé (2013), the titling sans face Le Creux (2013), and the stitching font Canevas (2013).

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Actiontype.de
[Tanja Diezmann]

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]  ⦿

Active Depth
[C.C. Marshall]

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

Active Dogz
[Cinnamon Hanna Roberts]

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).

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Active Sphere
[Ronnie Dela Cruz]

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 faces. Maxine Sans (2011) is a basic humanistic 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 2012: Noki (a great slabbed squarish typeface family), Xira (angular), the sturdy geometric display font Zafra, and the fat squarish techno family Mossimo.

Typefaces from 2013: Monterra.

Klingspor link.

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Actual Objects

Illustration and design breau in Brooklyn, NY. They specialize in commercial display typefaces. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

A-D Foundry
[Daniel Westwood]

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 face Mason Regular (2010), Kläda (2011, a bilined face made for a UK-based online fashion label), Retail (2011), Process (2011, stencil), and the monolined Agostin family (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ad Vance Graphics

Designers in 1993 of Adrielle-Light, CompFont-Normal, and Transylvania. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Adagio Type Foundry
[Bill Troop]

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]  ⦿

Adam Bell
[Belldorado]

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Adam Greasley
[Wearecolt]

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Adam Katyi
[Hungarumlaut]

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Adam Ladd

Graphic designer in Cincinnati, OH. FontStructor, who made the octagonal face Ladd Block (2011). MyFonts link. His commercial faces 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).

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Adam Roe
[Reelhouse]

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Adam Roe
[Lunchbox Design]

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Adam Wunn
[Wunn-Way Fonts]

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Adaylife
[Hee Jun Kim]

Adaylife is the Berlin-based foundry of Hee Jun Kim. He published the squarish sans family ADIL Sans, the script face Love Letter, and the art deco face Rolly Pops in 2010.

In 2012, he created the super-fat counterless octagonal Korean typeface Nemo Nemo Hanguel.

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Add (Aoki Digital Design)
[Atsushi Aoki]

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]  ⦿

Addict Inc

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. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Adi Dizdarevic
[DYYA Fonts]

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Adi Ron

Israeli type designer Adi Ron (b. Japan) lives in Rishon Le-Zion. In 2012, he created the fresh Latin geometric monoline slab typeface Virasto Slab. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Adit Saputra
[Alter Deco Typefoundry]

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Adnauseum
[Christian Acker]

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).

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

Adobe Font Folio

Over 2300 Adobe originals available on one unlocked CD for a variable price hovering around 8000USD. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Adobe Systems Inc

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.

Catalog of Adobe fonts in order of popularity. Catalog of fonts in alphabetical order [large web page warning]. See also here. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Adreson Vilson Vita de Sá
[Estranho Tipo (was: Adreson 74)]

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Adriá Gómez

Graphic designer in Barcelona, b. 1990. Creator of the free modular typeface Johanna (2012) and the 10-style organic sans typeface family Wake (2013).

Typefaces from 2014 include Margot (free).

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Adrian Talbot
[Talbot Type]

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Adrian Williams
[Club Type]

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Adriana Esteve Hernandez
[Adriprints]

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Adrien Midzic
[Fatnobrain]

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Adriprints
[Adriana Esteve Hernandez]

Adriana Hernandez (b. Miami, FL) established Adriprints in 2008. She is located in Munich, Germany.

Her fonts include Kicks (2012, a fun hand-printed typeface for children's books), Stitching Kit (2010, dings), Fiddleshticks (2009), Sorbet and Sorbet Wide (2009, like architectural letters), Fancypants (2010, curly lettering), Stitchin Crochet (2009, dingbats), Trellis (2009, hand-printed), and Draft Punk (2009, comic book style).

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Adtypo
[Andrej Dienes]

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 wasdesigned for Reco, Senica.

Andrej set up the commercial typefoundry Adtypo in 2013.

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Aerotype
[Stephen Miggas]

Aerotype is a foundry in Glendale, CA. It sells the creations of Stephen Miggas. Many typefaces were developed around 1998, and most were rejuvenated and updated in 2005. A list of Aerotype's faces typefaces:

  • Pixel fonts: Airlock, AirlockWebDings, Fronteer One, Fronteer Two, Microtooth, Microtooth Web Dings, No Biggie One (+Bold), No Biggie Two (+Bold).
  • Old typewriter fonts: Obsolete (+Bold, XBold, Light, XLight).
  • Handwriting or informal scripts: Arbordale (2014, calligraphic), Bountiful, BountifulBold, Khaki (2007, fun script), Khaki Alternate, Mission, Sanscripta (+Heavy), Siesta, Southbee, Stay True (2011, tattoo-inspired) Boundless, Chillin, Angeleno, Game Street, Jumpshot.
  • Stencil faces: Expedition Stencil (+Heavy, +Thin), Hogwild (2010).
  • Blackletter: Kingshead (+Alternate, Alternate Gothic, Alternate Light, Gothic, Light), Ladybat (+Alternate, Alternate Light, Light), Ravenwood One (+Bold, Condensed), Ravenwood Two (+Bold, Condensed), Wilhelmschrift, Ravenwood, Octoberfest (blackletter), Gothicus (2006, after Rudolf Koch's Maximilian), Dractura, Dracena.
  • Destructionist: Dogjaw (2009), Thunderhouse (2009), Sluicebox (2008), Americanus, Conquistador Medium, Derailer (2006), Fiesta, Indigo Medium, Rebound (+Bold, Light, Super, XLight), Coldsmith, Blackstock, Boilerplate, Geoduck, Ghost train.
  • Techno: Durandal (+Black, Flat, FlatBlack, FlatLight, Light, Recycle.
  • Octagonal faces: Expedition (+Heavy, Thin, Super, StencilSuper), Protocol (+Alternate, Alternate Light, Alternate Bold, Bold, Light).
  • Dymo label simulation faces: Recycle Alternate, Recycle Alternate Reverse, Recycle Reverse, Recycle Standard), Public Works.
  • Display faces: Pacifico (2009), Rebound, Roughneck, Fiesta (Mexican style), Mediterano, Pitchfork, Serendipity.
  • Western style: Buckboard (2009), Bootstrap (2010), Planchette, Protocol, Leadville (Egyptian), Saloon After, Saloon Before, Boxwood, Caboose, Copperjack (2006, Egyptian), Silverton (Egyptian).
  • Pre 1999 faces that have been discontined or renamed: Clique Serif, Bevel-Broken, CliqueWedge, Vector, Corrode, Looneywood.
  • Dingbats: Antique Macabre Ornaments (2007).
  • Wood type: Applewood (+Alternate, 2009).
  • Calligraphic faces: Meritage (2014, a contrast-rich brush face)), Keepsake (2012, also advertised as a tattoo script typeface family), Spindrift (2012).

View Stephen Miggas's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Aesthetic Apparatus

Foundry and studio in Minneapolis, MN, est. 1999. Creators of the layered beveled typeface family VALUCO (2012). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Aga Silva

Aga Silva 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, handprinted), Mickey Script (2012), and Nillie's Love Letters (2012).

In 2011, Aga 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 2013: Monmica (an upright copperplate script), Skarpa 2.0, Trufla (English round hand, copperplate script), Trufla Words (calligraphic), Calissa (copperplate script), Calissa Words.

Typefaces from 2014: Roicamonta (connected script).

Aka Mme. Ping, her work can also be found at Fontspace and Dafont. Behance link. Home page. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Agent J
[Lisa D. Jenkins]

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]  ⦿

Agenturtschi
[Ralf Turtschi]

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]  ⦿

Agnes von Beöczy

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]  ⦿

Agnese Pagliano
[Little Asshole]

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Agung Maskund
[Decade Typefoundry]

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Ahn Graphics

Korean typefoundry in Seoul. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aidfonts (was: Antropos)
[Lutz Baar]

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.

Baar published these typefaces with Linotype: Atlantis, Linotype Kaliber, Linotype Balder (1994), Linotype Ordinar (2000), Linotype Pisa (1997), Feltpen, Nordica (chiseled typeface).

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.

Dafont link. Linotype link. FontShop link/ Klingspor link. Fontspace link.

Catalog of Lutz Baar's commercial typefaces. See also here. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Ainsifont

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).

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Aiokutype

A Japanese foundry? I have no clue. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Airside

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]  ⦿

Aisforapple
[Emilie Rigaud]

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 2012, we find her fonts again at Aisforapple, including Jaakko (signage), Coline Cursive, Coline Première, Coline Extrême, Grotesque 6, and BTP (polygonally-outlined typeface).

Old URL: Mouton Sauvage. Klingspor link. Personal site. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aisha Scott
[Reel Hood]

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A.J. Garces
[Havana Street]

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Ajeet Mestry

Type Designer from Yavatmal, Maharshtra, b. 1985. He created the paperclip typeface Staple (2012).

The Ajeet Mestry Foundry is located in Thane, Maharashtra.

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Akaki Razmadze

Georgian designer in Tbilisi (b. 1991, Tbilisi) who created Lushgunin (2011), a monoline hairline sans using grids and circles in the design. He graduated from the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts.

In 2012, he started his own foundry and published the free Georgian font Font Archy.

In 2013, he designed Melany, a Latin / Georgian sans titling font.

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Al Brandtner
[Al Brandtner Studios]

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Al Brandtner Studios
[Al Brandtner]

Al Brandtner is the founder of Al Brandtner Studios. His Allan Gothic was the inspiration for Nick Curtis' font Namesake. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Alan Ortanez
[Digigami Inc (also: Sumo Studios)]

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Alan Rimmer
[Fatchair]

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Alan Ronn

Alan Ronn has his own foundry in Pittsburgh, PA. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Albatross (or: Font Deals)
[Jay Hilgert]

Albatross is Jay Hilgert's foundry in Oklahoma City, OK, est. 2008. Before Albatross, Jay Hilgert ran Bittbox (or: BB Free Fonts), a site dedicated to free clipart and vector art.

Typefaces from 2008 include the informal outline face Tire Shop, the informal 3d shadow face Blox (2008), the 3-d wood face Baja California, the stunning four-style family called BB Petie Boy (which includes an ornamental caps style, a grunge style, a blackboard style and a sketch style), Fusty Saddle, 23rd Street (a graffiti font) and Whiteboard Modern.

In 2009, he followed up with Oil Change (3d, hand-drawn).

In 2011, he created the futuristic family Naughty Astronaut (+Cowboy), the Western face ABTS Gunsmoke, the connected retro script face ABTS Milk, ABTS Feather Pen, ABTS Oklahoma (retro deco), ABTS Aviator (2011, art deco caps face), and ABTS Day of the Dead (ornamental skulls, Mexican style), ABTS Crestwing (an inline caps face), Helios Pro.

Typefaces from 2013 include Boom (a comic book typeface family, with hand-drawn Boom Symbols).

Typefaces from 2014: Microbrew (letterpress emulation i many increasingly grungy styles, accomanied 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).

Creative Market link. Dafont link. In 2011, he started Font Deals. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Albert Boton
[BVS Boton]

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Albert Folch
[Folch Studio]

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Albert Pereta
[La Foneria]

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Albert Pinggera
[Design Buero]

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Aldo de Losa
[Tipitos Argentinos]

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Aldo Pulella

Johannesburg, South Africa-based designer of the alchemic typeface Finding 57 (2012, Ten Dollar Fonts).

Typefaces from 2013 include Lunar9 and Narma.

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Aldus Type Studio

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]  ⦿

Alec Julien
[Haiku Monkey]

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Alejandro Lo Celso
[Pampa Type]

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Alejandro Paul
[Sudtipos]

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Aleksandr Sukiasov

Georgian designer (b. 1988, Georgia) who runs his own foundry in Tbilisi. MyFonts link. He created the Helvetica-like Lax family (2010).

In 2012, he created the free typeface Grammatika (or Grammatica) out of Helvetica and DIN. AS Naya (2012) is a minimalist condensed sans family. AS Nerd (2012) is a sign-painting brush script.

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.

Klingspor link. Behance link. Link to his studio. Graphic River link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Aleksandra Debniak
[Cuda Wianki]

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Aleksandra Mizielińscy
[Hipopotam]

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Alessandro Arrojo

Argentinian type designer based in Pilar. He created the rounded sans typeface family Uyuni (2012). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Alessio Leonardi
[BuyMyFonts (or: BMF)]

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Alex Chumak
[Abstract Fonts]

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Alex Grecian
[Elemeno]

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Alex Haigh
[HypeForType]

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Alex Haigh
[Thinkdust]

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Alex Hy
[Squack (was: MiddleMan)]

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Alex Jacque

Alex Jacque (b. 1986, Virginia) is a designer and developer based in Ann Arbor, MI. He studied at the University of Michigan School of Art&Design.

Creator of 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).

Behance link. Klingspor link. MyFonts foundry link. Home page. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Alex Liebold
[Context Foundry]

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Alex Meier

Type designer living and working in Zurich, Switzerland, b. 1971, Männedorf. Alex Meier started out as a multimedia designer. From 2004 to 2006, he he studied typography. He studied type design (CAS Typedesign) at ZHdK in Zurich, where he graduated in 2008. After graduation, he started sharing a studio with his former fellow student Dominique Kerber.

Creator of Minora (2011), an organic contemporary sans family.

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Alex Moseley
[Crazy Diamond Design Historical Fonts]

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Alex O. Kaczun
[Type Innovations]

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Alex Rütten
[Formsport]

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Alex Scholing
[Fonts by Alex]

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Alex Sheyn
[Avondale Type Co]

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Alexander Aeschbach
[Idealphabet]

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Alexander Branczyk
[Face 2 Face (or: F2F)]

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Alexander Colby
[xyz.ch]

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Alexander McCracken
[Neutura]

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Alexander Nedelev
[Typedepot]

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Alexander Tarbeev
[TFaces]

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Alexander Tibus

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.

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Alexandre Dimos
[de Valence]

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Alexandre Saumier Demers
[Coppers & Brasses]

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Alexandre Venancio
[Oporto Design]

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Alexei Chekulayev
[Double Alex Team]

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Alexei Vanyashin
[110design]

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Alexey Makarov

Type designer from Novosibirsk, Russia, b. 1985, Altay. He designed the ball terminal typeface Asheron in 2013. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Alexey Timokhovsky

Ukrainian type designer based in Kiev (b. 1983, Kiev). He has his own typefoundry in Kiev. In 2014, he designed the blackletter beer label typeface Grenadier for latin and Cyrillic. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Alexis Luengas
[Alexis Luengas Zimmer]

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. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Alexis Luengas Zimmer
[Alexis Luengas]

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Aleyandrox

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

AlfaType
[Joseph Miceli]

Ex-student at the Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. Italian designer of Equo (2006), a VAG Round style display family which also includes Equo Stencil Caps, Equo Extended, and Equo Extra Fat. Other creations: Shaolin Caps, Stout Caps, Frank-Latin (wide wedge-serifed face), Crasto (serif family). Some fonts are free or have a free test version.

Born in 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.

Later fonts: MM Vinny (a multiple master family designed for use by the cosa nostra), Yorker (based on The NewYorker), MM Charlie, Artissima Condensed (a dada poster font), Romano Grotesque, Futura Passata, Novalis Condensed.

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Alfonso García
[Tipos del Oeste]

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Ali Sabet

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]  ⦿

Aliaksei Koval
[Koval Type Foundry]

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Alias
[Gareth Hague]

Alias is a typefoundry and graphic design agency founded by David James and Gareth Hague, and 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).

Old link.

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Alice Savoie
[Alice Savoie, Frenchtype]

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Alice Savoie, Frenchtype
[Alice Savoie]

Graduate student from Estienne in 2006 and the University of Reading in 2007. In 2012, she was a Ph.D. student at the University of Reading. Thesis topic: International cross-currents in typeface design: France, Britain, and the US in the phototypesetting era, 1949-1975.

Pic by Ralph Herrmann. Her typeface Capucine Greek has been awarded as the best text typeface of the Greek alphabet exhibition, taking place during the 3rd international conference on typography and visual communication in Thessaloniki, Greece, 2007. Capucine is a very informal, almost hand-printed family covering both Latin and Greek in many styles. She also made the constructivist face Pozor (2005) and the connected handwriting face Jeanine, done in 2006 at the École Estienne in Paris, where she studied from 2004-2006.

In 2009, she codesigned Ysobel (Monotype; winner of an award at TDC2 2010) with type designers Robin Nicholas, head of type design at Monotype, and Delve Withrington. The sales pitch: According to Nicholas, the idea for the Ysobel faces started when he was asked to create a custom, updated version of the classic Century Schoolbook typeface, which was designed to be an extremely readable typeface - one that made its appearance in school textbooks beginning in the early 1900s.

In 2010, finally, she published Capucine at Process Type Foundry.

Brill (2012), codesigned with John hudson for Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands, won an award at TDC 2013.

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Alice Tebaldi

Foundry, est. in Milan by Alice Tebaldi in 2011. Calligraphic Griffo (2011) is her interpretation of the style of Francesco Griffo.

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Alireza Amiri
[Falling Angel Studio]

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Alison Argento
[Dear Alison]

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Alive Fonts
[Allen Mercer]

Allen Mercer (Alive Fonts, Petofibanya, Hungary) is the American designer at House Industries of fonts such as HouseFly, Horatio, Funkhouse, Kathouse, Chophouse, Treehouse, Roundhouse (1995), Funhouse, Randumhouse (1995).

His CV, as taken from MyFonts: 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. He is the designer of Funhouse, the Street Van collection and House Gothic. In 1998, Allen gave up his House Industries partnership to become a full-time Christian missionary. He, his wife Sharon and four children live in Hungary where they spread the gospel of Jesus Christ and operate a Christian outreach program.

As Alive Fonts, est. 2013, he published Andras (2013), Cica (2013, a psychedelic typeface), and Ovoda (ball-terminal-themed sans). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Allen Crawford
[Plankton Art Company]

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Allen Mercer
[Alive Fonts]

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Allison B. Williams
[Alphabet Zoo]

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Alois Studnicka
[Czech Design and Typography (studio experimentalniho design)]

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Alphabet Design
[Boris Mahovac]

Boris Mahovac is a great Croatian designer. He founded Alphabet Design in Oakville, Ontario. One of his famous fonts is the kitchen tile face Kalendar (1995).

Other creations: Pixelina, Borek, Duckling, Fat Trace, Kloi (now Kloi BT (2004)), Tabita BT (2005, an informal font), and the great patterns of the Symbols font, JechoTecho.

From the web site: He started working with digital fonts back in the days of bitmap fonts, sometime in 1988. At that time the studio operated in Zagreb, (former) Yugoslavia, which later became the capital of independent Croatia, under the name PixelPrint. The name changed to Abeceda Dizajn in 1992 while establishing itself as a successful typographic studio that specialized in font localization and type consulting. Abeceda Dizajn studio was the official distributor and manufacturer for Bitstream Inc. for Croatia and Slovenia from 1995 until 1997, when it relocated to Canada. Today, Alphabet Design is again a Bitstream re-seller.

In 2005, Bitstream published Kloi, Borhand Tabitha, Duckling, as well as JechoTecho1 (the latter face was made by Evzen Jecho). Alphabet Design is donating all its proceeds of January 2005 to tsunami aid. In 2005, cartoonist Branimir Zlamalik created Smiles (dingbats) and Ulixa (comic book family). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Alphabet Innovations International -- TypeSpectra
[Phil Martin]

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 faces (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 face 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 face is just Helvetica with slabs), Helvetica (1969), Introspect (1971), 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 face 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), 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 faces. URW sells these faces: 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.

Interview. Bye Bye Blackbird performed by Phil Martin in Largo, Florida.

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.

Phil Martin's digital typefaces.

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Alphabet Soup (or: Michael Doret)
[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.

Fonts sold by MyFonts. Behance link. FontShop link.

His typefaces:

  • Dark Angel (2013). A gloomy black blackletter hybrid.
  • Deliscript (2009): an upright connected script with accompanying slanted version. It was inspired by neon signs in from of Canter's restaurant in Hollywood. Winner at TDC2 2010. And a winner in the Type Design category, CA Magazine's Award of Excellence in their 2011 Typography issue.
  • Deluxe Gothic (2010), a Bank Gothic style face. DeLuxe Gothic was also the name that Intertype used for their version of Bank Gothic. Images: i, ii), iii.
  • Dynascript (2011). Patrick Griffin did the Opentype programming. Dynatype (2012) is the upright, slightly more formal cousin of Dynascript.
  • Grafika (2009): a gorgeous 1930s art deco face originally designed for the credits of the movie Savages.
  • Metroscript (2006, Alphabet Soup): a connected retro script.
  • Orion (2003): an upright, linear script, based on an enameled sign (probably of 1930s vintage) that designer Michael Doret picked up at a Paris flea market.
  • Power Station (2006): a 3-d athletic lettering family, with styles such as Block, Wedge, Block Low, Block High.
  • Steinweiss Script (2010): a 2200-glyph curly script face called Steinweiss Script (2010), which captures a lot of the spirit of Steinweiss's album covers from the late 1930s and 1940s. (Opentype programming help by Patrick Griffin).

View Michael Doret's typefaces. The typeface libray at Alphabet Soup. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Alphabet Zoo
[Allison B. Williams]

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]  ⦿

Alphabet&Type
[Paolo Vannucci]

Paolo Vannucci (Alphabet&Type, b. 1969, Punta Marina Terme) created the curly handwritten Halloween faces Afterlife, Evernight (2009) and Evernight Stargazer (2009).

He also has an interest in Startrekkery because he designed the faces Transformers Movie (2009) and Star Trek Future (2009). All these faces are free at Dafont and/or Fontspace. Alternate URL.

In 2010, he did the free brush face Fronte del Porto, which is based on the Elia Kazan movie with Marlon Brando entitled On The Waterfront.

There is also a commercial side of Alphabet&Type: In 2010, they published the angular family Antares, the bold organic face Minardi (+Collage), and the curly family Vannucci Antico. Metropolis (2010) is an angular face based on the titling of Fritz Lang's movie Capolavoro. Sabrina (2010) is taken directly from the Best movie by Billy Wilder, with Audrey Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart. An American in Paris (2010, or: UnAmericanoAParigi) is based on the font used in the movie by Vincente Minnelly, with Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron.

Cleopatra (2011) is a chisel font with a Greek look, based on Cleopatra, the movie by Joseph L. Mankiewkz, starring Liz Taylor and Richard Burton. Il Grinta (2011) is the wedge serif titling font of True Grit, Henry Hathaway's movie starring John Wayne. The beautiful inline face Singapore (2011) after the titling in John Brahm's movie featuring Ava Gardner. Strade di Fuoco (2011) is based on the movie Streets of Fire by Walter Hill, with Diane Lane. Flash Gordon (2011) is based on the famous movie by Mike Hodges, starring Max Von Sydow. Amazing Spider Man (2011) is based on the Spiderman movie by Marc Web which featured Andrew Garfield. Captain America (2011) is based on the movie by Joe Johnston, with Chris Evans. Twilight New Moon (2009) is based on the Twilight movie. Electric Dreams (2011) is based on steve Barron's movie.

Tintin (2011) is a comic book face based on Steven Spielberg's 2011 movie. Fantastic Four (2011) is a StarTrek style family that is based on the Tim Story movie.

Creations from 2012: Sherlock Holmes, Watson (based on Guy Ritchie's movie), Lucky Luke (after the successful Western comic book series by Morris and Goscinny), Danger Diabolik, Ghost Rider (based on the movie by Mark Steven Johnson, starring Nicolas Cage), Notorious (a brush font based on Notorious, a movie by Hitchcock starring Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman), Cullen, Flower Header, Dorian Gray (from the movie by Oliver Parker starring Ben Barnes), Snow White (from Rupert Sanders's movie Snow White and The Huntsman).

Typefaces made in 2013: Beastly (based on the David Barnz movie featuring Vanessa Hudgens), Top Gun (an octagonal face based on the movie with Tom Cruise), Manhattan (from Woody Allen's movie), Assassin (based on a Ubisoft video game). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Alphabets Inc (or: Fontsonline.com)
[Peter Fraterdeus]

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 faces anywhere, including many gorgeous faces 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.

Dafont link [where one finds the free experimental face AI Fragment]. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Alphabytes
[Rob Leuschke]

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).

Rob Leuschke's bio. Klingspor PDF.

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ALT Foundry
[Andreas Leonidou]

ALT is the type foundry of Andreas Leonidou, a graphic design student from Limassol, Cyprus, b. 1986. Flickr link. Behance link. Hellofont link. Devian Tart link. Klingspor link.

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, +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).

Free fonts at Devian Tart: Alt Retro (2010, multilined family), ALT Hiroshi (2011, ornamental), ALT Deville (2011, spurred).

Typefaces made in 2012: DNR001, ALT Kora (for the identity of Drone), ALT Fat (monospaced squarish caps face), ALT Exodus (sci fi face), Alt Wet (2012, a paint splatter face), Alt Sku (2012, ornamental didone face), Alt Robotechnica (pixel face), Exodus (2012, a blackletter style straight-edged typeface), Juk01 (2012, an ornmaental mechanical typeface), Alt Sake (a thin condensed poster typeface), Modu (2013, alchemic), Modu Deco/a> (2013), Bely (a severe-looking almost constructivist Latin/Cyrillic typeface).

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Alter Deco Typefoundry
[Adit Saputra]

Yogyakarta, Indonesia-based designer Adit Saputra set up Alter Deco Typefoundry 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), Knight Guard (2014).

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Alter Littera
[José Alberto Mauricio]

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.

The typefaces:

  • Gutenberg (B42-type) A (Johann Gutenberg, Mainz, ca. 1455). Includes the full set of special characters, alternates and ligatures from The 42-line Bible. Under development.
  • Gutenberg (B42-type) B (Johann Gutenberg, Mainz, ca. 1455). Includes the full set of special characters, alternates and ligatures from The 42-line Bible. Published as Gutenberg B in 2012, this is a clean, smooth rendition of the B42-type used by Johann Gutenberg in his famous 42-line Bible. The font includes a comprehensive set of special characters, alternates and ligatures, plus Opentype features, that can be used for typesetting (almost) exactly as in Gutenberg's Bible and later incunabula. He says: The main historical sources used during the font design process were high-resolution scans from several printings of Gutenberg's Bible. Other sources were as follows: Kapr, A. (1996), Johann Gutenberg - The Man and his Invention, Aldershot: Scolar Press (ch. 7); De Hamel, C. (2001), The Book - A History of The Bible, London: Phaidon Press (ch. 8); Füssel, S. (2005), Gutenberg and the impact of printing, Burlington: Ashgate (ch. 1); and Man, J. (2009), The Gutenberg Revolution, London: Bantam (ch. 7).
  • Gutenberg (B42-type) C (Johann Gutenberg, Mainz, ca. 1455). Includes the full set of special characters, alternates and ligatures from The 42-line Bible. Published in 2012 as Gutenberg C, this is a slightly roughened version of the Oldtype "Gutenberg B" Font, simulating irregularities and ink spreads associated with old metal types, papers and parchments.
  • Psalterium (Psalter-type) (Peter Schoeffer, Mainz, 1457). Includes the full set of special characters, alternates and ligatures from The Mainz Psalter (Psalterium Moguntinum). He writes: A clean, smooth adaptation of the magnificent gothic types used by Johann Fust and Peter Schöffer in their famous Mainz Psalter (Psalterium Moguntinum) of 1457, also used in their Canon of the Mass (Canon Missae) of 1458, and in their Benedictine Psalter (Psalterium Benedictinum) of 1459. [Although these works were published after Gutenberg's break with Fust, it is generally agreed that Gutenberg was working along with Fust and Schöffer on the Mainz Psalter while the 42-line Bible was still being printed.] In addition to the usual standard characters for typesetting modern texts, the font includes a comprehensive set of special characters, uncial initials (adapted from both the Mainz Psalter and early sixteenth-century Dutch types by Henric Pieterszoon), alternates and ligatures, plus Opentype features, that can be used for typesetting (almost) exactly as in the Mainz Psalter and later incunabula.
  • Oude Hollandse (Henric Pieterszoon "Lettersnijder", Antwerp, 1492). Under development.
  • French Textura (Joos Lambrecht, Ghent, 1541). Under development.
  • Flamand A (Hendrik van den Keere, Antwerp, 1571). Under development.
  • Flamand B (Hendrik van den Keere, Antwerp, 1571). Under development.
  • Nederduits (Johann M. Fleischmann, Haarlem, 1733). Under development.
  • Psalter Gotisch (Benjamin Krebs Nachfolger, Frankfurt am Main, 1890). Under development.
  • Manuskript Gotisch (Bauersche Giesserei, Frankfurt am Main, 1899). Under development.
  • Munthe Schrift (Gerhard Munthe, Offenbach am Main, 1904), Under development.
  • Deutsche Schrift (Rudolf Koch, Offenbach am Main, 1910). Includes both normal and large, ornamental capitals (two sets), plus several finial characters and ornaments from Koch's original designs. He writes:A comprehensive and faithful rendition of Rudolf Koch's first release, usually referred to as "Fette Deutsche Schrift" or "Koch-Schrift". In addition to the regular character set, the font includes a large number of alternates and ligatures, plus two sets of ornamental initials (Initialen mit Zierstrichen und Punkten zur Koch-Schrift, and Initialen zur halbfetten deutschen Schrift). The main sources used during the font design process were a sample page from Hendlmeier, W. (1994), Kunstwerke der Schrift, Hannover: Bund für Deutsche Schrift und Sprache (p. 164), and several specimen sheets from the Gebrüder Klingspor Type Foundry for Koch's Deutsche Schrift type family.
  • Maximilian (Rudolf Koch, Offenbach am Main, 1914). Includes normal, small (Klein), and roman (Antiqua) capitals, plus ornamental capitals and alternates (Zierbuchstaben). Under development.
  • Wilhelm Klingspor Schrift (Rudolf Koch, Offenbach am Main, 1925). Includes both normal (wide) and narrow capitals, plus the full set of alternates, ligatures and finial characters from Koch's original designs.
  • Caslon Gotisch (D. Stempel A.G., Frankfurt am Main, 1926). Produced in 2012 as Caslon Gotisch, it is a faithful adaptation of the "Caslon-Gotisch" type acquired (among several other types) by D. Stempel A.G. in 1919 from the Leipzig printer Wilhelm E. Drugulin, and further developed by Stempel in later years. Details: In addition to the usual standard characters for typesetting in modern Western languages, the font includes a comprehensive set of special characters, alternates and ligatures, plus Opentype features, that can be used for typesetting as in antique writings and printings. The main sources used during the font design process were as follows: A sample page from Typographische Mitteilungen - XXIII Jahrgang - Heft 2 (1926), and a sample page from Hendlmeier, W. (1994), Kunstwerke der Schrift, Hannover: Bund für Deutsche Schrift und Sprache (p. 37).
  • Gótico Cervantes (Fundición Tipográfica Richard Gans, Madrid, 1928). Under development.
  • Wallau (Rudolf Koch - Offenbach am Main, 1930). Includes German, Uncial, and Ornamental capitals. Under development.
  • Alter Gothic (Alter Littera, Madrid, 2012), or Alter Gothisch. This is Alter Littera's first original design. They write: Two specific sources must be acknowledeged: (1) the "Black" type from William Caslon's A Specimen of Printing Types (1785), and (2) the "Caslon Gotisch" type by D. Stempel A.G. (1926).
  • Gothic A. After late Carolingian and early Gothic manuscripts (12th century). Under development.
  • Gothic B. After Erhard Ratdolt's Lombardic Capitals (1491). Under development.
  • Gothic C. After Henric Pieterszoon's Uncials (1508). A comprehensive set of initials (usually referred to as Uncials, Lombardic Initials, or Lombards) of the Germanic variety, designed after Henric Pieterszoon's Gothise Monnikke Letteren as appearing in Enschedé, J. (1768), Proef van Letteren, Haarlem (p. 120); also mentioned as Great Primer Uncials and 2-line Brevier Uncials in Vervliet, H.D.L. (1968), Sixteenth-Century Printing Types of the Low Countries, Amsterdam: Hertzberger (pp. 54-55, and 212-213).
  • ATF Cincinnati, ATF Caxton, ATF Missal. From American Type Founders Company's American Specimen Book of Type Styles (1912). Under development.
  • Initials Bergling (2012, Alter Littera) is a comprehensive set of initials (usually referred to as Uncials, Lombardic Initials, or Lombards) of the French variety, adapted from Bergling's book Art Alphabets and Lettering (Second Edition) (1918, Chicago: Blakely-Oswald Printing Company).
  • Bergling B. From J.M. Bergling's Art Alphabets and Lettering (1918). Under development.
  • Morris. From William Morris's The Kelmscott Chaucer (1896). Under development.
  • Initials ATF Cloister (2012). After F.W. Goudy's Cloister Initials (1917).
  • Roman Square Capital. From 1st century B.C. onwards. Under development.
  • Roman Rustic. 1st to 6th centuries. Under development.
  • Uncial. 3rd to 6th centuries. Under development.
  • Artificial Uncial. 6th to 10th centuries. Under development.
  • Roman Half-Uncial. 3rd to 9th centuries. Under development.
  • Insular Majuscule. 6th to 9th centuries. Under development.
  • Insular Minuscule. From 6th century onwards. Under development.
  • Luxeuil Minuscule. 7th and 8th centuries. Under development.
  • Beneventan Minuscule. 8th to 13th centuries. Under development.
  • Carolingian Minuscule. 8th to mid-12th centuries. Under development.
  • Early Gothic. 11th and 12th centuries. Under development.
  • Gothic Textura Quadrata. 13th to 15th centuries. Under development.
  • Gothic Textura Prescisus. 13th to 15th centuries. Under development.
  • Gothic Rotunda. 12th to 16th centuries. Under development.
  • Gothic Littera Bastarda. From 13th century onwards. Under development.
  • Fraktur. From 15th century onwards. Under development.
  • Humanistic Book Script. From 15th century onwards. Under development.
  • Humanistic Cursive. From 15th century onwards. Under development.
  • ATF Missal Caxton (2012): A comprehensive set of initials, frames and borders, adapted from American Type Founders (ATF) Company's American Specimen Book of Type Styles, Jersey City, 1912 (pp. 944-5). The font contains over one hundred glyphs, including clean renditions of both Missal Initials and Caxton Initials, plus adaptations of Department Store Initials and French Cast Squares. Caxton Initials were first designed by F. Goudy in 1905. Missal Initials is originally due to Will Bradley in 1904.
  • Alter Headletter (2012). An original from Alter Littera in the style of Century Bold Condensed.
  • The Oldtype Gutenberg A Font (2012, free) is a free abridged edition of the full-featured Gutenberg B and Gutenberg C fonts.
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Alter Order
[Pedro Azevedo Gonçalves]

Alter Order is the web alias for Pedro Gonçalves, a Portuguese art director based in Barcelona. Creator of the ultra black slab face Gorda Slab (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Altered Ego Fonts (was: Sooy Type Foundry, STF)
[Brian Sooy]

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.

FontShop link.

Corporate work includes the Lucerna Bible Font for the New Living Translation Bible of Tyndale House Publishers in 1995, which was based on Veritas.

Showcase of Brian Sooy's typefaces at MyFonts. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Alumia
[Maarten van 't Wout]

Maarten van 't Wout (Alumia) is the Lisse, The Netherlands-based creator of the following commercial typefaces:

  • Alumia (2012, Ten Dollar Fonts) was designed for logos.
  • The alchemic typeface Arctic (2012).
  • The clean monoline sans face Code (2011).
  • The octagonal paper fold typeface Fabric (2012, Ten Dollar Fonts).
  • Gelato (2012) and Bar (2012) were inspired by icecream bars. Maarten posted Gelato on Behance, and within a day or so, he changed the name to Bar.
  • Monorail (2012) is squarish but slightly rounded, and is monolined.
  • Orbit (2012). A font in which all curves are arcs of circles. Can be bought at Ten Dollar Fonts.
  • Alpine (2013). Available from Ten Dollar Fonts.

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Alvaro Thomáz Oliveira

Ipatinga, Minas Gerais-based (or Santa Barbara-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 face Laranja Pro and Laranjha Pro Fraco, Aovel Cool (geometric monoline sans), Aovel Sans Rounded, Aovel Sans Light, Aovel Neo (based on Avant Garde), Yagora (humanistic sans), Salika, Sheep Sans (2011), Mariana Family, Extrememame, Timo Roman, AvantFox (based on Avant Garde), Brasil (based on ITC Lubalin), Hasteristico (monoline geometric face 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).

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. . [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Alviso Bill's Tijuana Font Factory
[Robert R. Carroll]

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]  ⦿

amb+
[André Baldinger]

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.

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Amber Phillips

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]  ⦿

Amondo Szegi
[FONTana Typestudio]

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Ampercamp
[Tyler Sticka]

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]  ⦿

Amsterdam Continental Types and Graphic Equipment Co.

Foundry located on Fourth Avenue in New York City. Their faces include Annonce Grotesque. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Amy R. Brown
[Scraps Ahoy]

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Amy Tillman

American typefoundry. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anže Veršnik

Slovenian type designer who runs the design studio Grafikarna since 2011 (with Jure Kozuh). His typefaces:

  • Stajn (2011-2013). This 14-weight slab serif family of large x-height, with over 750 glyphs per weight, was created for Skupina Stajn [the Institute for Development and Research of Urban spaces Stajn in Kamnik]. It was coproduced with Grafikarna and Jure Kozuh. There are plans for Greek and Cyrillic versions. There is a free demo version.
  • The serif face Skelet, which was designed during the design workshop TipoBrda in 2008.

Participant in four TypeClinic workshops in Slovenia from 2011-2012.

Behance link. Grafikarna link. Stajn Type link (a web site dedicated to Stajn). About me link. Linkedin link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Anastas Petkov
[Hackum.com]

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Anatole Type Foundry
[Elena Albertoni]

Elena Albertoni (Anatole Type Foundry, est. 2005) is an Italian type designer (b. 1979, Bergamo) who studied at ESAD Amiens and the Ecole Estienne in Paris, before taking a position as type designer at FontFabrik in Berlin, where she still lives. She cofounded Anatole Type Foundry with Pascal Duez.

At the Rencontres de Lure 2005, she spoke about OpenType and Latin characters.

Her script typeface Dolce (2005) won an award at the TDC2 2005 type competition. She created Dyna (connected feminine script). Review of Dolce & Dyna.

Other faces include Kigara, Scritta (connected calligraphic script), Dolce (2005, connected script), Helene (squarish face), Valora, Schneider, Gregoria (a Gregorian chant font that won an award at TDC2 2007), Deja Rip and Deja Web (2010, eight-style sans family of great utility, codesigned with Fred Bordfeld; Cyrillic included).

Acuta (2010) is an all-purpose type family.

Scritta Nuova (2011) is a rhythmic upright connected script, which evokes retro calligraphic styles taught in Italian schools around the 1950s.

In 2012, she published the plump and curvy script face Molle at Google Web Fonts.

Nouvelle Vague (2011) is a connected display script along the lines of Mistral.

Spinnaker (2011) is a sans design based on French and UK lettering found on posters for travel by ship.

In 2011, Elena cofounded LetterinBerlin, a studio dedicated to handmade and digital design, with a special focus on lettering and type-design.

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

AND
[Jean-Benoît Lévy]

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]  ⦿

Andersen Agency
[Bill Andersen]

Agency in Wichita Falls, TX, run by Bill Andersen. Their commercial Kindergarten family is sold through Font Factory. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anderson Maschio
[Fictilia]

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Andi Aw Masry
[Campotype]

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Andinistas
[Carlos Fabián Camargo Guerrero]

Bogotá-based Colombian graphic design studio and type foundry Andinistas was founded in 1998 by Carlos Fabián Camargo Guerrero, Lennyn Salinas, Mariangeles Valero, Juan Carlos Valero, Jorge Alexander Camargo Guerrero, Rafael Rincón, and Jordi Teres. It was first located in Caracas, Venezuela, but moved in 2003 to Bogotá, Colombia. New names in its organization include Alexander Moreno. Many of its designers are Venezuelan.

Among their typefaces: Nikona, Magola (2008, puffy script), Angelita, Pepelepu, Zerotipo, Skuke, Retro, Radio Bemba, Pumarosa, Pr1, Oficia, Nativa, Mongol (free), Lirrot, Leroy (1999-2008, computer screen stripes), Leroy Dingbats (1998-2008), Hiroformica, Hibrida, Guerilla, Guerilla Outline, Gruada, Gancho Petare, Escuedra, Esbelta, DSNett, dia-D, Download, Denego, Cristal, Codiga, Codiga Icon, Codiga Destroy, Codiga Codec, Chacao Petare, Cazon Gothic, Boa, Biol, Ave-cedario, Anaira.

Cazon (2007, Camargo Guerrero) is a family of calligraphic origin consisting of 7 styles: Gris, Negra, Uno, Dos, Tres, Dingbats A and B and is based on the paintbrush letters found in the popular markets of La Guaira, Caracas. This family won an award in the experimental typeface category at Tipos Latinos 2008. Lirrot (2007) is a 6-style grunge handwriting face 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: Acustica (a calligraphic Acustica Script, with didone Acustica Caps, and a decorative Acustica Dingbats).

Sonora won an award at Tipos Latinos 2014.

View the typefaces designed by Andinistas.

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Andrea Braccaloni
[Leftloft]

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Andrea Leksen
[Leksen Design]

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Andrea Rauch
[Rauch Design]

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Andrea Stuart

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).

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Andrea Tinnes
[Typecuts]

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André Allaguy-Salachy
[TattooFont 3D]

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André Baldinger
[amb+]

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André Beato
[Media one]

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André Design (or: AAID)
[Andrew Farrell]

AAID stands for Andre & Associates Interpretation & Design. Typefoundry 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] [More]  ⦿

André Kuzniarek
[Mathematica Fonts]

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André Themoteo Alves Correa
[MMC Typodrome]

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André Toet
[SO Design]

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André Uenojo

Brazilian creator in Sao Paulo (b. 1989) of Neou (2012, h free airline sans caps face), Kubus (2012, cubist face), Oval Track (2011) and VIP Roman (2011).

He created the beautiful commercial font Contrasto in 2013.

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

André Zottolo
[Artist of Design]

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Andreas Carlsson
[NoFont]

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Andreas Gustavsson
[Gustav & Brun (was: Jagjavi)]

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Andreas Hild
[Hild Design]

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Andreas Kalpakidis
[Inde Graphics]

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Andreas Leonidou
[ALT Foundry]

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Andreas Lindholm
[Brainreactor--GyoDea]

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Andreas Lindkvist
[ByAndreas (was: Andreas Lindkvist Fonts, or The Bright Side)]

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Andreas Pihlström
[Subtype (was: Typisc or Suprb)]

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Andreas Pohancenik
[zwei]

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Andreas Seidel
[astype.de]

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Andreas Sommerwerk

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]  ⦿

Andreas Søren Johansen

Type designer, b. Denmark, 1985. His foundry in Copenhagen is Andreas Søren Johansen. In 2010, he created the liquid ink sans face Skammefy. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Andreas Wastian
[Liber Type Foundry]

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Andrej Canecký
[Freshmeat]

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Andrej Dienes
[Adtypo]

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Andrej Waldegg
[Poster Type]

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Andres Moreno Walter
[Nima Visual]

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Andreu Balius Planelles
[Type Republic]

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Andreu Balius Planelles

Born in Barcelona in 1962, Andreu Balius studied Sociology in the Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, and graphic design at the IDEP School. 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.

Author of Type at work. The use of Type in Editorial Design, published in English by BIS (Amsterdam, 2003).

FontFont link. Linotype link. Behance link.

His production:

  • Garcia/Typerware offers about 50 fonts, including some very artsy faces, such as Fabrique (Andreu Balius), Futuda, Garcia Bodoni (Typerware), Alkimia (Estudi Xarop), Ariadna (pixel font, 1988-1989), Garcia Bitmap (1993), Playtext (Andreu Balius, 1995), Matilde Script (Andreu Balius, 1994: an embroidery face), Fabrique (1993, Andreu Balius) and Dinamo (1993, Balius and Casasin at Typerware), Helvetica Fondue (1993-1994), Futuda (1993), Ozo Type (1994), Tiparracus (1994, dingbats), Mi mama Me Soba Script (1994), Parkinson (1994), Garcia Bodoni (1995), Garcia snack's (1993-1995), Juan Castillo Script (1995, irregular handwriting), and Vizente Fuster (1995), all by Andreu Balius and Joancarles Casasin, 1993-1995; Water Knife (Laudelino L.Q., 1995); Alquimia (Estudi Xarop, 1995); Jam Jamie (Malcolm Webb, 1996); Network (Alex Gifreu, 1996); Panxo-Pinxo (David Molins, 1996); Euroface 80 mph (Peter Bilak, 1996); Inmaculatta (Roberto Saenz Maguregui, 1997); Proceso Sans (by Argentinan Pablo Cosgaya, 1996); Afligidos deudos (Adria Gual, 1996); Route 66 (Francesc Vidal, 1997); Popular (Sergi Ibanez, 1997); Visible (handwriting by Fabrice Trovato, 1997); SoundFile (Reto Brunner, 1998); Ninja type (kana-lookalike alphabet by Charly Brown, 1995); Vertigo (Charly Brown, 1996); Loop UltraNormal (Franco and Sven, 1996); Inercia (Inigo Jerez, 1996).
  • Fontshop: FF Fontsoup.
  • ITC: ITC Temble (1996, a great subdued ghoulish face). With Joancarles P. Casasin, he created ITC Belter (1996) and ITC Belter Mega Outline (1996).
  • Typerware: Czeska was developed from Vojtech Preissig's woodtype faces. Andreu Balius completed the design and included an italic version and a large variety of ligatures (both for regular and italic).
  • Type Republic: Pradell, Trochut, SuperVeloz, SV Marfil Caps (2004), SV Fauno Caps. Pradell was freely inspired from punches cut by catalan punchcutter Eudald Pradell (1721-1788), and is considered to be Balius' main work. Trochut is based on specimens from the 1940s by Joan Trochut. SuperVeloz is a collection of the type modules designed by Joan Trochut and produced at José Iranzo foundry in the beginning of the 40's, in Barcelona. Digitized and recovered by Andreu Balius and Alex Trochut in 2004. Example of such composition of modules include the great art nouveau faces SV Fauno Caps and SV Marfil Caps. In 2007, he added Taüll, a blackletter type. Still in 2007, he did the revival Elizabeth ND, which was based on an old type of Elizabeth Friedlander.
  • In 2008, he created the Vogue mag like family Carmen (Display, Fiesta, Regular), which are rooted in the didone style. Carmen, and its flirtatious companion Carmen Fiesta, were both reviewed by Typographica.
  • Barna (2011) and Barna Stencil (2011).
  • In 2012, Trochut was published as a free font family at Google Web Fonts. It was based on Joan Trochut-Blanchard's Bisonte.
  • Lladro (2012) is a custom sans typeface done for the Lladro company.
  • Rioja (2013) is a grotesque typeface that was custom-designed for Universidad de La Rioja.
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Andrew Ashton
[Ashton]

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Andrew Babb
[Buzzbum (was: Andy Babb, or:Planet Buzz Font Foundry)]

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Andrew Buckle
[Graphicxtras]

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Andrew Farrell
[André Design (or: AAID)]

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Andrew Footit
[Vitue84 (was: Virtue Creative)]

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Andrew Fortnum

Chicago-based type designer who was born in Canada. Andrew studied graphic design at Columbia College in Chicago. He created the typeface Goonatic 72 Plus (2012). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Andrew Foster

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 faces of boys), and the hand-printed Scribbles AF family (2011, +Biro, +Felt Tip, +Marker).

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

Andrew Galarza
[Chance Type Co (was: Krayon Ink, and before that, Jedi Serpent Fonts)]

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Andrew Graham

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.

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Andrew H. Leman
[E-phemera (was: HPLHS Prop Fonts, and earlier: Prop Fonts)]

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Andrew Harper

Canadian type designer, who is hopefully not related to the person in 24 Sussex Drive responsible for killing Canada's scientific research programs.

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.

Typefaces from 2014: Sweetpea. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Andrew Lines Graphic Arts (or: Drewfont Foundry)
[Andrew Patrick Lines]

Andrew 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. Fonts include Gotheau (2001, blackletter), Starman (2002), Spaceboy (2001), Jester (2001, bouncy), Celt (2001), and The Castles (2001, an Arnold Boecklin remake?), Histry (2004), Seahorse (2004), Nondy (2004). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Andrew Markle
[Andrews&Halsted Typeworks (or: Halsted Typeworks)]

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Andrew Martin
[Thumbnail Designs]

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Andrew Newman
[FineFonts]

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Andrew Patrick Lines
[Andrew Lines Graphic Arts (or: Drewfont Foundry)]

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Andrew S. Fuller
[Foam Train Font Foundry]

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Andrews&Halsted Typeworks (or: Halsted Typeworks)
[Andrew Markle]

Indianapolis, IN-based Andrew Markle (Andrews&Halsted Typeworks) designed the sans face A&H Hadley (2010). Other commercial faces 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 Chernevich

Russian designer in St. Petersburg, aka Mister Chek, b. 1983. Dafont carries his free demos. He sells his typefaces here: Horizons, Trueper (tattoo face), Black Queen (metal band face), King Arthur (blackletter).

He created the free faces MCF Revolution Ink (2012, a Treefrog-style handwriting all-caps face), MCF Zelfis (2011, a tattoo font), MCF Bad Manners WW (2009, blackletter), MCF Star Worms (2012, blackletter / tattoo face), and MCF Funera (2010).

Dafont link. Devian Tart link. Abstract Fonts link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrey Kudryavtsev
[Andrey Kudryavtsev Type Foundry (or: AKTF)]

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Andrey Kudryavtsev Type Foundry (or: AKTF)
[Andrey Kudryavtsev]

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).

Typefaces made in 2012 include the macho slightly flared Antey (Latin and Cyrillic) and the strong display sans face Tambov.

In 2013, AKTF published Softipen Script.

Behance link. Myfonts link. Klingspor link.

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Andrij Shevchenko
[Andrij Type]

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Andrij Type
[Andrij Shevchenko]

Andrij Shevchenko (b. 1973) (aka Andrij Che) is the Berdyansk-based Ukrainian designer of the following typefaces, somne of which can also be had from MyFonts. Behance link.

In 2012, he started Ukrainian Type.

  • Agarsky (2006, a bold casual script face) which used to be called Agara until Berthold complained about the possible confusion with Agora.
  • Zion Train (2007, an experimental sans in 20 styles).
  • Andrij Script. See here.
  • Andrij Hand (a Cyrillic handwriting font, 2002-2006; see discussion).
  • Strudel (2002, informal handprinting).
  • ALS Agrus (2005-2006, a script face, Art Lebedev Studio).
  • Machinegun (2005, octagonal military look).
  • Magela (2003, a Cyrillic sans).
  • Hajdamaka (2004, a bouncy Latin/Cyrillic script).
  • Also check out his lettering (not fonts) in Kozaku (2005, a flowing Cyrillic script), XLibna (2005, another Cyrillic script) and here (2005).
  • The semi-serifed Oksana (2007, 6 styles), Oksana Sans (2007, +Condensed), Oksana Text (2008), Oksana Cyrillic (2007), Oksana Greek (2007), and Oksana Text Swash (2008). This was followed by Oksana Text Narrow (2011), Oksana Sans (+Wide) and Oksana Sans Compressed (2011), which have hairline weights.
  • Osnova Pro (2010): a sans family that covers Cyrillic, Greek and Latin.
  • Ababa (2002, Cyrillic lettering).
  • Turbota (2010) is a rounded Latin / Cyrillic type family that was was developed as part of an identity system for Turbota, a center for disabled children in the Ukraine.
  • Arsenal (2011). A free typeface that won a national Ukrainian type competition called the Mystetsky Arsenal contest.
  • Seaside (2011) is a Peignotian face.
  • Bandera Pro (2011) is a useful workhorse square serif type family that covers Latin, Greek and Cyrillic. Accompanied by Bandera Text (2014) and Bandera Display (2014).
  • Arsenal (2012) is a workhorse sans family for Latin and Cyrillic. It won the Mystetsky Arsenal contest, and is free.

    Zion Train Pro (2012, +Stencil): Originally ZionTrain was built as a (probably first in Cyrillic!) navigation typeface for the Kharkiv identity project and Kharkiv subway and airport navigation systems. We wanted comprehensible, distinctive letterforms, that can help everybody on the way from Babylon to Zion. The project was used in Kharkiv promotion at homeland and abroad, but was rejected by the new government. As a corporate typeface it was used for a few cultural projects. Now it is equipped with Slavic Cyrillic and Monotonic Greek.

Additional URL.

MyFonts interview.

Showcase of Andrij Shevchenko's typefaces at MyFonts. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Andriy Konstantynov
[Mint Type (was: PDesign 6.0)]

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Andy Benedek
[Font Factory]

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Andy Cruz
[House Industries]

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Andy Hayes
[Hucklebuck Design Studio]

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Andy Krahling
[Sunwalk Designs]

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Anette Schmidt
[Ladyfingers]

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ANFS Foundry
[Freddy Taylor]

UK-based ANFS foundry groups the following designers: Freddy Taylor (a graduate of the Edinburgh College of Art), Noah Collin, Shaun Dowling. Their typefaces: Monomodern, Das Neue, Biblo, Basic, Drop, Lucid, Plotter, Forms.

Typecache link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ang Cheffey
[PIP Type]

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Angela Lane
[Fonts by WindWalker64]

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Angelo Stitz
[Metatype]

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Angie Baldelomar

Lubbock, TX-based type designer at Fonted House, a typefoundry she started with Sara Snyder, with whom she codesigned the tall hand-printed caps typeface Canoe (2012).

In 2013, she published the connected script typeface Matchmaker (Fonted House), the hand-printed Southern Belle, and the ampersand font Quirky Sands.

Typefaces from 29014 include Milkmaid.

Creative Market link. Aka Angie Makes. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Angus R. Shamal
[ARS Type (was ARS Design)]

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Ann Pomeroy

Designer of fonts such as ETwentyFive (1990). At FontHaus, she designed the modern face 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.

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

Anna Ronchi
[Ronchi Tubaro Thom]

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Annette Ward
[PCCrafter.com (was: Provo Craft)]

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Annie Lang
[Annie Things Possible]

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Annie Things Possible
[Annie Lang]

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. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anonymous Fonts

Original fonts. Includes commercial fonts (East Satire, Ginger, Houte, Monty, OldWest, Uncle Pete, WebtoolsRetro), and free fonts (Bleed, Juggernaut, ArmyChalk). All formats. The web page is indeed anonymous. No clue who designed the fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anouk Pennel
[Feed]

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Anselm Dästner
[Boyz and Girls]

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Anthem Type
[Joey Nelson]

Foundry with free offerings such as Lunch (a shadow outline face), Nicotine, Silver Sideshow, Civilian, Decade, Uptown) and pay fonts (Joey Nelson's Silver Sideshow). The designers in Plano, TX are: Kenn Armstrong, Taber Buhl, Kingsley Harris, Ryan Santos, Peter Smith, and Joey Nelson.

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

Anthony Colombini
[Smiley Faces Type Foundry (or: Colombini Design)]

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Anthony James

Another one of my favorite designers, Anthony James (Manchester, UK), has this license for his refreshing art deco typeface Kaiju (2014): It is absolutely free and can be used for personal or commercial use. Downloads: Bold, Regular.

Chase (2014) is a free monoline sans. QG (2014) is a minimalist free typeface. Argö (2014) is a commercial decorative fashion mag didone typeface.

Facebook page. Behance page. Facebook page. Buy his commercial typefaces here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anthony Nash
[Classic Font Company]

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Anthony Prudente

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.

Hurstmonceux (2013) is an antiqued Victorian typeface. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Anthony Roberts
[Fathom Creative]

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Antigravity Press (or: AGF Typefaces)
[Mark Conahan]

Mark Conahan designed Shitface (T-26, 2001). Other faces 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]  ⦿

Antipixel
[Julia Martínez Diana]

Julia Martínez Diana (b. 1990) is based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she studies graphic design at UBA. In 2004, she set up the typefoundry Antipixel.

Julia created Circoex (2008) and the hand-printed Culia (2008).

Additions in 2011: Culita (handprinted), Presa (techno, +UltraLight), the Savia family (hand-drawn faces, including a 3d Shadow style), PGY.

Creations from 2012: Aracne, Iso (hexagonal), Belta (handprinted), Nue (monoline display sans).

Typefaces from 2013: Eneas Expanded (wide poster lettering), Aracne Condensed, Aracne Ultra Condensed (hand-printed caps face, +Light).

Typefaces from 2014: Enyo (hand-drawn poster font), Enyo Serif (2014), Italo (hand-drawn), Lamia (hand-printed, renamed Lamiar after a week).

Dafont link. Abstract Fonts link. Fontspace link. Fontspring link. Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Antje Driemeyer
[Driemeyer Design]

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Anton Drachuk
[Jimi-neko]

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Anton Koovit
[Fatype]

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Anton Novik

Anton Novik lives in Chicago, IL. He created the shattered glass grunge face X Story (2008). The grunge face XStoryDesignersFont (2008) can be bought at Graphic River. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Anton Scholtz
[Scholtz Fonts]

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Anton Studer
[Atelier Bubentraum (or: Nouvelle Noire)]

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Antonio Cerri

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

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

In 2012, he designed the techno family Steel.

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

Klingspor link.

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

Antrepo
[Mehmet Gozetlik]

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: Antrepo4, A2591, Video of his TypeCon 2011 presentation.

Scans of Public Gothic: A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V.

Klingspor link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anuthin Wongsunkakon
[Behaviour (was: type behaviour)]

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Anyetipo

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]  ⦿

AP Fonts
[Michel Welfringer]

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]  ⦿

Aparat
[Domen Fras]

Aparat is Domen Fras's commercial foundry in Ljubljana, Slovenia. His largely experimental work:

  • Brutildo (2006): squarish headline lettering.
  • Butalci (1998, a pixel font) is a part of Domen's diploma project at Faculty of Architecture in Ljubljana, supervised by Janez Suhadolc.
  • Gyro (1998-2001) is an octagonal monospace font with 3 weights.
  • Exlibris (2001-2003) is an experimental face.
  • Pozor (1999) is a squarish sans, as for traffic signage.
  • Terragni (1998) is an alphabet study based on the floor plan composition analysis of the house 'Casa del Fascio' in Como by the architecta Giuseppe Terragni.
  • DinoUnicase (1997) is a variation on DIN Mittelschrift.
  • Narod (2003) was made for designing commemorative coins at 60th anniversary of Kocevje Summit.
  • JH Luzern (1999) is based on a scan of a hotel room card.
  • Pesjan Debu (2011) is a fat angular poster face created during TipoBrda 2011.
  • Narod Krepak (2010) is an art deco sans titling face created during TipoBrda 2010000000
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Apollo 26
[Brian Jaramillo Harvey]

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
[Cursor Design]

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Apostrof
[Konstantin Golovchenko]

Ukrainian typefoundry founded in 2012 by Viktor Kharyk and Konstantin Golovchenko in Odessa. In 2014, they published the Latin / Cyrillic typefaces Caslon 1821 (Italian face 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. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Apple: font page

Basic font page at Apple. International fonts. Techical type page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Applied Symbols
[Selwyn Hollis]

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
[Thomas Sokolowski]

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).

Sokolowski founded Apply Design Group in Hanover, Germany, in 1989. Apply Design Typeface Library. Overview.

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.

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

AprilSkies.Com
[Michael Libby]

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.

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Apropos Creations (or: CreatiFonts)

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]  ⦿

Aqua Type

Typefoundry in Santa Barbara, CA. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

AquaToad
[Randy Jones]

Randy Jones, who runs AquaToad, is a free lance graphic designer who was in New York, but now lives in Santa Clara, CA, where her is a freelance graphic designer and principal of Aquatoad Design. Creator of Eason (2007, Fountain: a playful revival of Nicolas Jensons 1470 roman), Olduvai (2004, a fun old lettering face available at Umbrella Type; +Small Caps), Phaeton, Saint Nicolaus (2003, his take on Jenson, but not a revival), Chagrin (2003, serif face), AT Tenement (2003, wood type simulation), Neweue Helvetica (2003), Extra Wide Sans (2002) and the organic sans serif Cuillere (2003). New project (2003). An Eurostyle/Gothic project (2003). Working on a Sans Companion (2004). Saint Nicolaus was renamed Eason (2005) and now includes inline and titling versions. Hillbrook and Moped (upright connected fifties diner script: Sans, Script, Retrolux) were created in 2009.

Klingspor link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aral

Typefoundry in Germany. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

aRc (or: Azelea Rodgers Creations)
[Azelea Rodgers]

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).

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

Archaeological Fonts (by Bonneville Electronics)

Mayan, hieroglyphs, cuneiform, Syriac, etc.: commercial site located in West Clinton, Utah. Free demos. Etruscan, old Greek, old Hebrew, archeological fonts. Run by Scott T. Smith from Clinton, Utah. Plus Native American dingbats. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Archetype
[Stephen Tsim]

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. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Archiness
[Wico Valk]

Archiness is a foundry, est. in 2009 in Delft, The Netherlands, by Wico Valk (b. 1962, Waddinxveen), a practicing architect since 1989. designed there ArchiType Rounded (2011, square gothic), Archi Logo (2009) and ArchiType (2009, 12 styles). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Architaraz Type
[Zhalgas Kassymkulov]

Architaraz Type 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 face 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.

Commercial typefaces done in 2013: William Shakespears, AT Archistency (piano key stencil face) AT Bombarda (piano key stencil face), AT Audio, AT Argyn.

Typefaces from 2014: AT Knitka (knitting font), AT Sagat, AT Wild Archid, AT Steglo.

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Archive Type
[Matevz Medja]

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 faces: Kludsky (2006), Garfield (2005), Copperplate Head (2005), Western Iron (2005), Cider (2005), French Shaded (2005), Tilt (2005). The blackletter faces: School Text (2005), Harlem Title (2005), Copperplate Text (2005), Black Title (2005), Chased Black (2005), Tinted (2005), Steeler (2005), Blackcap (2005). Calligraphic faces: Petite Script (2005), Autograph Script (2005), French Script (2005), Penman Script (2005), Magnolia Script (2005), Roundface Script (2005), Roundhand Script (2005). Other faces: 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 faces: 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:

  • The Archive 40: Archive Western Iron, Archive American Shadow, Archive Antiqua Extra Cond, Archive Antique Extended, Archive Atlantique, Archive Autograph Script, Archive Black Title Text, Archive Black Title, Archive Blackcap, Archive Chased Black, Archive Cider, Archive Copperplate Head, Archive Copperplate Text, Archive Egipt Compressed, Archive French Script, Archive French Shaded, Archive Garfield (2005), Archive German Text, Archive Gothic Ornate, Archive Grotesque Shaded, Archive Harlem Title, Archive Ironlace, Archive Kludsky, Archive Lightface Extended, Archive Magno Script, Archive Mann, Archive Modern II Open, Archive Modern II, Archive Old Style Condensed, Archive Penman Script, Archive Petite Script, Archive Ribbon, Archive Roundface Script, Archive Roundhand Script, Archive Salisbury Script, Archive School Text, Archive Steeler, Archive Tale, Archive Tilt, Archive Tinted.
  • Archive Americana: Archive American Shadow, Archive Steeler, Archive Tilt, Archive Grotesque Shaded, Archive Black Title, Archive Mann, Archive Autograph Script, Archive Tinted, Archive Harlem Title.
  • Archive Western: Archive Egipt Compressed, Archive French Shaded, Archive Western Iron, Archive Antique Extended, Archive Copperplate Head, Archive Ribbon, Archive Gothic Ornate, Archive Oldstyle Condensed, Archive Lightface Extended, Archive Ironlace.

Creative Market link.

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ARGOTypo
[Jonathan Cuervo]

Mexican design company. Jonathan Cuervo mixed blackletter and antiqua in the creation of the stunning Corvus type family (2010-2012), which won an award at Tipos Latinos 2010. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ari M. Weinstein

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Ari Rafaeli
[ARTypes]

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Aridi Graphics (or: Aridi Computer Graphics)
[Marwan Aridi]

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]  ⦿

Ariel Di Lisio
[Negro]

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Ariel Garófalo
[typ]

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Aring Typeface
[Måns Grebäck]

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

View Mans Grebäck's typefaces.

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

Arktype

Foundry set up in October 2012 by René Knip and Janno Hahn. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Arlo
[Ryan Halvorsen]

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]  ⦿

Arlo Vance
[Typecaste]

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Armando Pacheco Ortiz

Puerto Rican type designer, b. 1991. He lives in Caguas. His first type design is the experimental face Just Around The Corner (2010). His foundry is called ArmandoP.

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

Armasen
[Bruno Mello]

Armasen is a group of young students and type designers based in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Their fonts:

  • Caturrita (2011, Bruno Mello). A fluid informal serif family by Bruno Mello.
  • Candelivers (2012) is a rounded bubblegum typeface family.
  • Kelson (2012) is a techno sans.
  • Balto (2012) was designed during a study visit at Type @ Cooper.
  • Codesigner with Fabio Haag, Fernando Caro, Rafael Saraiva e Ron Carpenter of Soleto (2014, Dalton Maag), a sans typeface that won an award at Tipos Latinos 2014.

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Armenotype
[Nina Stössinger]

Armenotype was launched in 2010 by Nina Stössinger and Hrant Papazian. This site has information about all things related to Armenian typefaces and typography. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Armin Vit

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]  ⦿

Arne Freytag

German type designer in Hamburg (b. 1967) who designed Arne Freytag (1998) and Linotype Freytag Regular (2002). Linotype Freytag Pro was published in 2012. Manometer (2014) is a pneumatic ultra-black slab serif typeface with soft corners and fine counters.

Author of Toward a new typeface A type design project (Comedia, 2005, vol. 2).

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Arroyo-Style California (or: Woodside Graphics)

This graphic design firm makes original costing fonts. Through MyFonts.com, they are selling Wild Wood, Prairie, Batchelder Elements, Craftsman, Mission Art, Stickley Decorations, stylized hand-lettering (Presidio, Syracuse, Batchelder Ruff), and an architect's hand (Green&Green, Greene designs). [Google] [More]  ⦿

ARS Type (was ARS Design)
[Angus R. Shamal]

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), District (experimental), Descendiaan, Zero Rate (futuristic), Tegel (1998, stencil, kitchen tile), Twenty (octagonal, techno), Trio (dot matrix fonts), Maquette (1999), Region, Product (2007, sans faces), 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 shadowed face 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 face 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). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Art City
[Daniel Bak]

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 Uzurpator (2014) and Angry Ronin (2014), the hand-printed typeface Danny, and the Latin / Cyrillic / Greek children's book typeface Cornelius (2014).

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

Art Grootfontein

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]  ⦿

Arta Ltd
[Arta Osherov]

Arta Osherov (Arta Ltd) is an Israeli type designer. He created Compact Hebrew MF (2010) and Groteska MF (2010), which were published by Masterfont. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Arta Osherov
[Arta Ltd]

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Artfarmers

Typefoundry in Los Angeles. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

ArtGecko Productions

Will make customized fonts: "Specialty True Type Fonts for Work and Play!" Pretty but annoyingly graphically busy web page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Arthur Baker
[Arthur Baker Designs (or: Glyph Systems)]

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Arthur Baker Designs (or: Glyph Systems)
[Arthur Baker]

American calligrapher who worked for many foundries, and ran several studios. His fonts have calligraphic influences, of course. MyFonts page. Another MyFonts page. And still another MyFonts page. FontShop link. Some of his work, which is a bit scattered over many foundries:

  • He runs Glyph Systems in Andover, MA, where one can find Calligraphica (1995, like Sassafras), Cold Mountain (1995, grunge), Collier Script (1995, calligraphic), Daybreak (1995, grunge), Duckweed (1995), Duckweed Sans, FishFace (dingbats), Hiroshige Sans (1995), Kigali (1994), Mercator (1995, an old mapmaker type family), Oakgraphic, Swooshes (1994, ornaments), Feathers, Florettes, Flowery, Hands (1995, calligraphic fists), Plumes, Swirls, Arrows (1995), and Sassafras (1995, a decorative engraving family).
  • At one point, he designed a Maverick Designs Collection (1994): New Amigo, New Marigold, New Oxford, New Pelican, New Visigoth.
  • Linotype Amigo.
  • Linotype carries Baker Signet (2001, famous for the word Coke on the Coca Cola bottles) [Bitstream also has a version of this], Visigoth, Oxford, Marigold, Amigo, Sassafras and Kigali.
  • Agfa-Monotype carries Pelican, and so does Adobe.
  • ITC has ITC Tiepolo (1987).
  • He had some fonts published under the label AlphaOmega. These all appeared later with Adobe.
  • At P22: Calligraphica (2001) and the medieval map writing font Mercator (2001). P22 Matador (2007) is a contemporary Roman font based on the manuscript tradition (digitized by Michael Clark).
  • At VGC: Baker Argentina No 1 (1976), Baker Danmark One (1976), Baker Signet (1965). Baker Signet, in its display text weights, was at the basis of Sigvar (Softmaker).

Some explanations by Freddy Nader: The Baker Argentina and Danmark faces 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 face for them. Royalties were a relatively new thing back then - Tommy Thompson was the very first person to ever learn 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 face 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 face 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">MyFonts link. Klingspor link.

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Artill Typs
[Lukas Bischoff]

Artill Typs is Lukas Bischoff's foundry in Trier, Germany, est. 2009. German stylist and designer in Trier. Creator of Sketch Rockwell (2008), one of the nicest sketched style fonts anywhere.

Commercial faces 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.

Typefaces from 2012: Zwodrei, Kurt (a hand-printed typeface), Artill Weather Icons (free).

Behance link. Blog. Old URL. Klingspor link. Abstract Fonts link. Dafont link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Artimasa

Artimasa (Banda Aceh, Indonesia) designed the calligraphic typeface Prada in 2013.

In 2014, Artimasa added Zakia (script) and Baliho (signage script), and the free 60s signage or baseball script typeface Streetwear.

Artimasa's typefaces can be bought at Creative Market. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Artist of Design
[André Zottolo]

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 handprinted, 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 faces. AZ Sailor Tattoo is an outline tattoo face. AZ Hello Brushed is a brush face 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 2013: AZ Watercolor, AZ Brand (connect-the=dots script), , AZ Hobie (signage script), AZ Storm (Western look), AZ Declan (scratchy typeface), AZ Clouds (spurred).

Typefaces from 2014: AZ Retro, AZ Postcard 3D.

Klingspor link. Creative Market link. Fontspring link.

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Artista Mûvek

Hungarian foundry, which made the organic sans family Terra, the architectural lettering font Sample, and the very geometric sans Simple. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Artoftype
[Markus Ernst]

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]  ⦿

Arts&Letters

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]  ⦿

Artur Frankowski
[FontArte (was: Magdart Fonts)]

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Artworks

This site offers a truetype font (called CRMackintosh) for the Mac based on the writing of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. The font costs 13 UKP. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Arty Type
[James Marsh]

James Marsh Art&Design (or Arty Type) (Hythe, UK) is a visual arts and illustration company located in Hythe, UK.

His typefaces are modular, and include Soma Slab (2013), Soma Slab Tall (2013), 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 2013, he published Angleface, Anglepoise (a paper clip typeface family) and Mortice (octagonally cut).

Klingspor link. Behance link.

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ARTypes
[Ari Rafaeli]

ARTypes is based in Chicago, and is run by Ari Rafaeli. UK-based pre-press production specialist who has made type 1 font revivals in 2006-2007, listed below. I am confused as this outfit seems to have grown out of Angus R. Shamal's ARS Type in Amsterdam. Who is who and what is what? List of typefaces categorized by revival type:

  • Hermann Eidenbenz: Graphique (1946) now called Graphique AR, a shadow face.
  • Jan van Krimpen (Enschedé) revivals: Romulus Kapitalen (1931), Romulus Open (1936), Curwen Initials (Van Krimpen did these in 1925 for The Curwen Press at Plaistow, London), and Open Kapitalen (1928).
  • Jacques-François Rosart: Rosart811, a decorative initial face that is a digital version of the 2-line great primer letters cut by J. F. Rosart for Izaak&Johannes Enschedé in 1759 (Enschedé no. 811).
  • Stephenson Blake revivals: Borders, Parisian Ronde.
  • Rudolf Koch (Klingspor) revivals: Holla, Koch-Antiqua-Kursiv Zierbuchstaben, Maximilian-Antiqua, Neuland 24pt.
  • Bernard Naudin (Deberny&Peignot) revival: Le Champlevé.
  • W. F. Kemper (Ludwig&Mayer) revival: Colonia. P.H. Raedisch: Lutetia Open (2007) is based on the 48-pt Lutetia capitals engraved by P. H. Raedisch under the direction of Jan van Krimpen for Enschedé in 1928.
  • Richard Austin: Fry's Ornamented (2007) is a revival of Ornamented No. 2 which was cut by Richard Austin for Dr. Edmund Fry in 1796. Stephenson, Blake&Co. acquired the type in 1905, and in 1948 they issued fonts in 30-pt (the size of the original design), 36-, 48- and 60-pt.
  • Max Caflisch (Bauer) revival: Columna.
  • Elisabeth Friedlaender (Bauer) revivals: Elisabeth-Antiqua, Elisabeth-Kursiv (and swash letters). Linotype Friedlaender borders.
  • Herbert Thannhaeuser (Typoart) revival: Erler-Versalien.
  • O. Menhart (Grafotechna) revivals: Manuscript Grazhdanka (cyrillic), Figural, Figural Italic (and swash letters). Also, Grafotechna ornaments (maybe not by Menhart).
  • Hiero Rhode (Johannes Wagner) revival: Hiero-Rhode-Antiqua (2007).
  • F. H. E. Schneidler (Bauer) revival: Legende.
  • Herbert Post revival: Post-Antiqua swash letters.
  • Georg Trump (Weber) revivals: Trump swash letters, Trump-Gravur (called Gravur AR now). The outline caps face Forum I-AR is derived from the Forum I type designed by Georg Trump (1948, C. E. Weber). Signum AR-A and Signum AR-B (2011) are based on Trump's Signum (1955, C.E. Weber). Palomba AR (2011) is based on Trump's angular calligraphic face Palomba (1954-1955, C.E. Weber). Amati AR (2011) is based on a Georg Trump design from 1953.
  • Hermann Zapf revival: Stempel astrological signs.
  • F.H. Ernst Schneidler: Zentenar Initialen is based on the initials designed by Prof. F. H. E. Schneidler, ca. 1937, for his Zentenar-Fraktur types.
  • Isaac Moore: Old Face Open (Fry's Shaded) is a decorative Baskerville which was probably cut by Isaac Moore for Fry ca. 1788. A revival was issued in eight sizes by Stephenson Blake in 1928.
  • Border units and ornaments: Amsterdam Apollo borders, Gracia dashes, Primula ornaments, Bauer Bernhard Curves, Weiß-Schmuck, Curwen Press Flowers, Klingspor Cocktail-Schmuck, Nebiolo fregi di contorno, Attika borders, English (swelled) rules, Künstler-Linien, an-Schmuck, Primavera-Schmuck.
  • Freie Initialen are derived from initials made for the Stempel Garamond series. The type was issued in 1928 in three sizes (36, 48, and 60 pt); the AR version follows the 60-pt design.
  • Initiales Grecques, based on Firmin Didot's design, ca. 1800.
  • Emil A. Neukomm revivals: Bravo AR (2007; originally 1945).
  • Ernst Bentele revivals: Bentele-Unziale (2007).
  • Joseph Gillé: Initiales ombrées (2007) is based on Gillé's original all caps face from 1828.
  • Maria-Ballé-Initials (2007), after an original font from Bauersche Giesserei.
  • Raffia Initials (1952, Henk Krijger): revived by ARTypes in 2008 as Raffia.
  • Ornaments 1 AR (2010): from designs from 18th and 19th century typefounders that were ancestors of the Stephenson Blake foundry.
  • Ornaments 2 AR (2010): Ornaments 2 contains designs for the Fanfare Press by Berthold Wolpe (1939) and for the Kynoch Press by Tirzah Garwood (ca. 1927).
  • Ornaments 3 AR (2010): based on designs by Bernard Naudin for Deberny et Peignot, c. 1924; and ornaments based on designs by Oldrich Menhart, Karel Svolinsky and Jaroslav Slab for the state printing office of Czechoslovakia and Grafotechna.
  • Ornaments 4 AR (2010): based on the Amsterdam Apollo and Gracia ornaments and the Amsterdam Crous-Vidal dashes (designed by Crous-Vidal).
  • Ornaments 5 AR (2010): based on the Amsterdam Primula ornaments designed by Imre Reiner, 1949.
  • Ornaments 6 AR (2010): based on designs for the Curwen Press by Edward Bawden and Percy Smith.
  • Yü Bing-nan revival: Freundschafts-Antiqua AR (2010). Freundschafts-Antiqua (which was also called Chinesische Antiqua) was designed in 1962 by the Chinese calligrapher Yü Bing-nan when he was a student at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst at Leipzig in 1960.
  • Sans Serif Inline (2011). Based on the 36-point design of the Amsterdam Nobel Inline capitals (1931).
  • Hildegard Korger revivals: Typoskript AR (2010) is based on a metal type which was produced in 1968 by VEB Typoart, Dresden, from a design of the German calligrapher and lettering artist Hildegard Korger.
  • Hans Kühne revival: Kuehne-Antiqua AR (2010) revives a Basque face by Hans Kühne.
  • The Troyer AR ornaments (2010) are based on the first series of ornaments designed for American Type Founders by Johannes Troyer in 1953.
  • The Happy Christmas font (2011) is a snowflake font that is based on designs by Amsterdam and Haas, c. 1950. December Ornaments (2011) contains the 36 Amsterdam designs which were originally issued in 24 and 36 point.
  • Walter Diethelm: Diethelm AR (2011) revives Walter Diethelm's Diethelm Antiqua (1948-1951, Haas).
  • Walter Brudi revivals: Pan AR (2010, based on a 1957 font by Brudi).
  • Hermecito (2013) is a 46-style type system based on an angular serif. It covers Cyrillic, Latin, Greek and several other scripts. Besides being eminently readable, it also has extensive coverage of mathematical and phonetic symbols. Renzo (2013) is along the same lines but with sharpened serifs.
MyFonts link.

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Ascender Corporation

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. 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, amnd 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?

New releases.

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Aschwin de Hoog
[Onderaards]

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Asen Tiberiy Baramov
[No Comment Group]

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Ashton
[Andrew Ashton]

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.

In 2013, he published the handwriting typeface Maree. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Associated Typographics
[Michael Cina]

Head of Cina Associates, Michael Cina (Minneapolis, MN), has started many a typographic and graphic design enterprise in his long career. Associated Typographics was started in 2012.

Typefaces from 2012 include the gas pipe modular typeface family Ramsey.

In 2013, he published the eight-style bold geometric stencil family Skol, and created the custom sans typeface family Matterhorn with Matthew Desmond for Disney.

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

Astigmatic One Eye
[Brian J. Bonislawsky]

Astigmatic One Eye (AOE) has lots of nice original fonts by Brian J. Bonislawsky (b. 1973, Pittsburgh, PA). Many are free, others are not. AOE joined Font Brothers Inc in 2006. Brian Bonislawsky currently lives in Las Vegas, NV.

Fontsquirrel link. Dafont link. Fontspace link.

A partial list of the AOE fonts made in 2011: Engagement (2011, a free brush script at Google Web Fonts), Fascinate (2011, an art deco face at Google Web Fonts; +Inline), Original Surfer (2011, a free Google Web Font inspired by a vintage advertisement for the "California Cliffs Caravan Park"), Smokum (2011, a Western / Italian face), Yellowtail (2011, signage face), Redressed (2011), Special Elite (2011, free typewriter face), Aclonica (2011).

Typefaces from 2008 or before: Horseplay AOE (2008, Western style), Cake and Sodomy AOE (2008), Good Eatin AOE (2008), Paradiso AOE (2008, inspired by logotype of the Paris Resort and Casino in Las Vegas), Montelago AOE (2007, a script inspired by the logotype of the Mirage Resort and Casino in Las Vegas), Jack Chain AOE (2007), Henhouse (2007), Schnitzle (2007), Luxurian AOE (2007, inspired by the logo of the Luxor Hotel&Casino in Las Vegas), Digital Disco AOE (2007), Mighty Tuxedo AOE (2007), Makeshift AOE (2007), Clarity AOE (2007, slab serif headline), Red Pigtails AOE (2007), Run Tron 1983 (2002), Eyeliner AOE (2006, Tekton-like), Mother Hen (2007), Gloversville (2007, comic book style), Mighty Tuxedo AOE (2007, condensed sans), Quick Handle AOE (2007), Surfing Bird (2007), Hydrogen (2004), Hardliner (2004, fifties diner style), Big Ruckus (2004), SS Antique No. 5 (2004), Europa Twin (2003), EuroMachina (2003, techno), Lord Rat (2003), Love Anxiety (2003), BuzzSaw (2003), Skullbearer (2003, skull dingbats), Beatnick Blue (2002), Geisha Boy (2002), Mardi Party (2002), Midcrime (2002), Ocovilla (2002), Ruthless (2002), Saltie Doggie (2002), Whiskers (2002), Royal Gothic, Family, Eggit, Jericho, Wild Monkeys (2002), 5FingeredGothSW, AlienArgonautAOE, AlphaMackAOE, AmphibiPrint, AngiomaAOE, AntiChristSuperstar, AntiChristSuperstarSW, AstigmaSolid, BigLimboAOE, BigLimbodOutAOE, BoneRollAOE, BoneRollAOEBold, BoundAOE, BrailleAOE, BulletBallsAOE, ButterflyChromosome, ButterflyChromosomeAOE, ButtonButton, ButtonButtonAOE, CType, CTypeAOE, CelticLionAOE-Bold, CelticLionAOE-BoldItalic, CelticLionAOE-Italic, CelticLionAOE, CharailleAOE, ChickenScratch, ChickenScratchAOE, ClunkerAOE, ClunkerAOE-Bold, CropBats, CropBatsAOE, CropBatsIIAOE, DarkNightAOE, DeadGrit, DeliveryMatrixAOE, DetourAOE, DigitalDiscoAOE, DigitalDiscoAOEOblique, DingleBerries, DoggyPrintAOE, DraxLumaAOE, DungeonKeeperII, DungeonKeeperIIBold, DungeonKeeperIIItalic, EggItAOE, EggitAOE-Italic, EggitOutlineAOE, ElectricHermes, ElectricHermesAOE, ElectricHermesAOECharge, FearAOE, FilthAOE, FishyPrintAOEOne, FishyPrintOneAOE, FishyPrintTwoAOE, FutharkAOE, FutharkAOEInline, FutharkAOEInline, GateKeeperAOE, Ghoulish Fright AOE (2006), GlagoliticAOE (1999, grungy glagolitic), GorgonCocoonAOE, Gotik, GreyAlienSW, HAL9000AOE, HAL9000AOEBold, HAL9000AOEBoldItalic, HAL9000AOEItalic, HandageAOE, HandageAOEBold, HauntAOE, HybridLCDAOE, IDSupernovaSW, IslanderAOE, JokerWildAOE, KillMeCraig, KillMeCraigAOE, Kinderfeld, KittyPrint, KittyPrintAOE, Kornucopia, KornucopiaAOE, LinusFace, LinusFaceAOE, LinusPlayAOE, LinusPlaySW, Lochen, LovesickAOE, Manson, MasterPlan, Mervale Script (2012: a brushy script based on the 1940's Fawcett Publications Mary Marvel comic), Microbe, MooCowSW, MotherlodeLoadedAOE-Italic, MotherlodeLoadedAOE, MotherlodeStrippedAOE-Italic, MotherlodeStrippedAOE, MysterioSWTrial, NightmareAOE, OrnaMental, Pantera, PapaManoAOE, PenicillinAOE, PixelGantryAOE, PixelGantryAOEBold, PixelGantryAOEBoldItalic, PixelGantryAOEHeavy, PixelGantryAOEHeavyItalic, PixelGantryAOEItalic, PixelGantryHiliteAOE, PixelGantryHiliteAOEItalic, PoppyAOE, PoseidonAOE, Prick, QuiltedAOE, QuiltedAOEBlack, QuiltedTrial, RippleCrumb, RippleCrumbUltraCon, ROCKY, ROCKYAOE, RustedMachineSW, SSExpAntiqueAOE, Schizm, Schrill, SchrillAOE, SchrillAOEOblique, Scrawn, ScrawnAOE, ScrawnCyrAOE, ScrawnKOI8AOE, ScrewedAOE, ScrewedAOEOblique, ScrewedSW, SeaweedFireAOE, SenthAOE, ShampooSW, ShottyTransferTrial, SkinnerAOE, SlurCrumb, SpatCrumb, SpikeCrumbGeiger, SpikeCrumbSwizzle, SpikeCrumbSwollen, SteelcapRubbingTrial, StruckSW, StrutterAOE, SunspotsAOE, SurferComicTrial, TRANSHUMANALPHABET10, TRANSHUMANKATAKANA20, TannarinAOE, TannarinAOEOblique, TibetanBeefgardenAOE, TibetanBeefgardenAOE, TouristTrapAOE, TransponderAOE, TransponderGridAOE, UglyStickAOE, VanguardIIIAOE-Bold, VanguardIIIAOE-BoldOblique, VanguardIIIAOE-Oblique, VanguardIIIAOE, Ventilate, VentilateAOE, Y2KPopMuzikAOE, Y2KPopMuzikOutlineAOE, YoungItchAOE, ZeichensSW, ZenoPotionAOE, Zombie. Second list: BeatnikBlueAOE, BeatnikBlueFillAOE, GeishaBoyAOE, MardiPartyAOE, MindCrimeAOE, OcovillaAOE, PolynesianTouristAOE, RuthlessAOE, SaltyDoggieAOE, SpruceAOE, WhiskersAOE-Oblique, WhiskersAOE, WhiskersAltCapsAOE-Oblique, WhiskersAltCapsAOE (2002), Habitual, Automatic (techno), Bitrux, Filth, Cake&Sodomy, Gulag, Bad Comp, Detour, Alien Argonaut, Dark Night, GateKeeper, Gargamel Smurf, Invocation, Neuntotter, Geisha Boy, Saratoga Slim, Gobe, Stingwire, Lavatype, Tapehead, Islander, Clunker, Digelectric, Gargamel, Krulo-Tag, Krelesanta, SurferComic, Bound, Culture Vulture, Intruder, Cavalier, Anoxia, Synchrounous (IBM logo style lettering), Luna, Data Error, Lunokhod, Jericho. There are many techno and gothic fonts. Kill Me Craig is the first 26 death scene dingbat font (scenes by Craig Dowsett). KittyPrint takes the LinusFace font concept to more realistic cat head dingbats. Krelesanta (not free) is a funky font inspired by the band Kreamy Electric Santa. The free ButtonButton is useful for making buttons. Lovesick AOE is a scrawly, lovelorn typeface, i's dotted with hearts. Strutter AOE is based on the KISS logo. Senth AOR is a runic font. Charaille is one of the many dot matrix fonts. Cavalero is inspired by the logotype of the Chevy Cavalier.

At Bitstream in 2001, AOE published Cavalero, Stingwire and Tannarin. And in 2002, he published the comic book font Big Limbo, Euro Machina BT and Islander there. Bio at Bitstream.

In 2005, Bonislawsky and Sandler realeased 500 fonts, via Bitstream and MyFonts, under the label Breaking The Norm.

In 2006, Astigmatic published their typewriter collection, which includes Military Document, Bank Statement, State Evidence Small Caps, State Evidence, Urgent telegram, Library Report, Overdrawn Account, Customs Paperwork, Incoming Fax and Office Memorandum.

From the bio and various pieces of information, one is led to believe that Brian was born in Poland, and now lives in Miami, but that may be wrong.

In 2010, he placed a free font at the Google Directory, Syncopate. Along the same lines, we find the derived square serif face Stint Ultra Condensed (2011, Google Web Fonts) and Stint Ultra Expanded (2012).

In 2011, several other faces followed there, like Ultra (fat didone), Maiden Orange, Special Elite, Just Another Hand, Crushed, Luckiest Guy (comic book face), Aclonica, Redressed, Montezuma (a curly connected upright script), Devonshire (brush script), Fondamento (calligraphic lettering), Yellowatil (connected retro script), Righteous (free at Google Web Fonts: inspired by the all capitals letterforms from the deco posters of Hungarian artist Robert Berény for Modiano), Ribeye and Ribeye Marrow> (cartoon and/or tattoo style lettering---free at Google Web Fonts), Spicy Rice (2011, free festive display face at Google Web Fonts).

Contributions in 2012: Marcellus (2012, Trajan, flared roman), Eagle Lake (a free calligraphic font at Google Web Fonts), Uncial Antiqua, Jim Nightshade (2012, free at Google web fonts), Dynalight (2012, a retro script inspired by a vintage luggage tag for the Southern Pacific 4449 Daylight steam locomotive), Yesteryear (a retro script loosely based on the title screen from the 1942 film The Palm Beach Story), Parisienne (Google Web Fonts: casual connected script based on a 1960s ad for bras), Shojumaru (Google Web Fonts: an oriental simulation face inspired by a poster for the Marlon Brando movie Sayonara), Berkshire Swash (Google Web Fonts), Audiowide (Google Web Fonts), Romanesco (Google Web Fonts: a narrow calligraphic style), Galindo (Google Web Fonts), Oregano (Google Web Fonts: based on cartoon style lettering of calligrapher and logo designer Rand Holub. This style of hand lettering adorned many retro brochures and advertisements of the late 40's through the 1960's), Peralta (Google Web Fonts: an Egyptian comic book face), Eagle Lake (Google Web Fonts: calligraphic), McLaren (Google Web Fonts: comic book style alphabet), Freckle Face, Hanalei Fill, Hanalei [Polynesian bamboo or tiki lettering], Purple Purse, Margarine, Risque, Clicker Script [image], Stalemate [a gracious script, by Jim Lyles for AOE], Mouse Memoirs, Quintessential [Google Web Fonts: chancery hand], Bigelow Rules, Englebert [Google Web Fonts: from the title screen of the 1930's film titled Der blue Engel, starring Marlene Dietrich], Sacramento [Google Web Fonts: connected script].

Typefaces from 2013: Freckle Face (grunge), Grand Hotel, Purple Purse (Purple Purse draws its inspiration from a vintage Ivory Soap ad from the 1950's. Somewhat of a cross between Bodoni and Pixie, this font finds that it never truly takes itself seriously).

Stiggy & Sands is the American typefoundry of Brian Bonislawsky and Jim Lyles, est. 2013. Their first commercial typefaces, all jointly designed, are Luckiest Guy Pro (a fat comic book font based on vintage 1950s ads) and Marcellus Pro (a flared roman inscriptional typeface with both upper and lower case, originally published in 2012 by Astigmatic).

View Astigmatic's typeface library. View the typefaces made by Brian Bonislawsky. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Astrolux
[Glenn Parsons]

Commercial foundry in Oak View, CA, est. 2011, by Glenn Parsons. Creator of UXB Stencil and its companion UXB Spray in 2011, rough stencil faces. He also designed the tattoo face Dragon Fang (2011), Sugarbang (2012, comic book style), and the octagonal wedge face Spacepod (2012).

In 2013, Glenn created the comic book style typefaces Rocket Pop, Rocket Pop Outline and Koo Koo Puff. Signal 1885 (2013) is a vintage cursive script.

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Astronaut Design
[Slava Kirilenko]

Astronaut Design is located in Almaty, Kazakhstan. It is run by Slava (Vyacheslav) Kirilenko.

His typefaces include the free rounded sans family Static (2012, Fontfabric), 1204 Grotesque (1212), Neue Standart Grotesk (2012), the free font Archive (2012, a rounded sans headline face that is also also at Fontfabric: both Latin and Cyrillic), Svalbard Chrome (2012), Cosmographia (2012, sans headline face), Geometria (2012, done with Gayaneh Bagdasaryan), Terminal Regular (2012, like Courier), and Weimar (2012).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

astype.de
[Andreas Seidel]

Astype.de is a German foundry started in 2003 by illustrator and type designer Andreas Seidel (b. 1975). He lives in Cottbus, Germany. Home page. See also here. In 2007, he and Ingo Preuss set up The German Type Foundry. The typefaces:

  • One of his first typefaces was Crayfish (originally a URW font, but withdrawn by Seidel from URW in 2002). Crayfish is a display type originally designed for an American Football club. The Crayfish faces are sold as Thunder Bold and Titan Bold.
  • Check his nice weather symbols (not a font).
  • He finished Ornaments Thanksgiving and the great ASTYPEOrnaments-WineGrape A (2004).
  • He is working on 14th century initials (2003).
  • He created Sattler (2003): Joseph Kaspar Sattler, one of the great German art nouveau artists created these nice initials in 1897 for the famous royal monumental book project Die Nibelunge for the Reichsdruckerei Berlin. Only 200 exclusive signed masterpieces were printed in four years from 1900 till 1904. Joseph Sattler was the art director, type designer and designer in one person. The Reichsdruckerei showed samples of the unfinished work in 1900 at the world exhibition in Paris to advertise the high craftsmanship of the German presses.
  • He made Heraut (2003), an art nouveau lettering face based on a 1901 design of Hermann Hoffmann called Herold Reklameschrift.
  • He created Sveva AS Versal (2003, art nouveau).
  • About Missa Solemnis, he writes: Solemnis was designed by Günter Gerhard Lange and first cut in metal 1953 (this is the date he quotes himself, other sources mention 1950 or 1952). It seems to be one of his earliest typeface designs that he had done as a freelancer for H. Berthold AG in Berlin. [...] Missa Solemnis AS is a new, remastered and extended version of Mr Lange's typeface. The font is available in the OpenType format and comes in two styles: 1953 and 2003. The 1953 style contains all characters of the original metal type, as well as a few additions. [...] The 2003 cut is more delicate and makes extensive use of the OpenType format. It contains over 650 glyphs, covering Roman-based languages of Western and Central Europe. His Solemnis inspired Simeon AS (2003), a 650-glyph uncial style face.
  • In 2004, he created Missale Incana, an interpretation of a face from Herbert Thannhaueser.
  • Still in 2004, he created ASTYPE Ornaments Christmas A2 and ASTYPE Ornaments Christmas A. These were followed in 2005 by ASTYPE Ornaments Christmas B.
  • He made Missale Lunea (2004, uncial). This has astroligical symbols, moon phases and medieval characters.
  • In 2005, the exquisite calligraphic script face Gracia was added, consisting of Gracia No. 44, 45, 54 and 55 (graceful calligraphic script), and Gracia Solo.
  • Paola is a redesigned, new interpretation of a brush typeface from Carl Rudolf Pohl.
  • He made Adana (2005): The roots of Adana going back to the year 1930, to the Berlin-based German graphic designer Wilhelm Berg. His typeface can be interpreted as an answer to Lucian Bernhards Schönschrift. The Initials are nearly close to the original drawings but the Circular typeface was changed dramaticly. Excentric, unusual forms and loops were changed to fit todays needs. Due to the lack of a corresponding Roman letter form, the Regular version was designed including small caps, fitting the contrast and swinging shapes of Adana Circular. Both typefaces play well together in all kinds of adverts, as well with designs like Bodoni or Didot.
  • Alea AS Initials (2005) is a floral faced based on the drawings of Maria Ballé.
  • Taiko (2006).
  • ASTYPE Ornaments Accolades A (2007), and ASTYPE Ornaments Accolades C (2011).
  • GTF Toshna Std (2008, German Type Foundry) is a garaldic type family in three optical weights, after a 1955 family called Tschörtner-Antiqua by Hellmuth Tschörtner that was very popular in the DDR.
  • Secca (2009, German Type Foundry) is a simple sans family rooted in early German grotesque type designs. See also Secca Soft (2014).
  • Nepos (2010) is an experimental modular type kit consisting of ready-made typefaces and a set of special BUILD fonts to build your own letters and ornaments. These BUILD fonts can be used on layers with different colors and overprinting for special effects. The effects like Antiplex can be considered as kitchen tiles. There are also color inversions and stencil types.
  • Secca Saloon (2011) is a versatile ornamental Western family.
  • Popsil (2011) is a white-on-black hand-printed poster face.
  • Ademo (2011) is a classic shaded layered 3d caps face, based on two typefaces designed by Carl Albert Fahrenwaldt that were published in 1931-1932 by Schriftguss AG.
  • Wood Bonnet Antique No.7 (2012) is based on real vintage wood type blocks from Switzerland.
  • VTG Stencil US No. 4 (2012) is based on plate US No. 4 from New York Stencil Works. This revolving stencil-plate was invented by Eugene L. Tarbox and patented in 1868. The military stencil fonts VTG Stencil US No. 51 and followed in 2014.
  • VTG Stencil Germany No. 1 (2013) is a set of nicely executed didone stencil typefaces based on real models used in Germany from 1871-1918 and later. There is a Sketch style.

Klingspor link.

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Asyl Design

Japanese company which has made some commercial typefaces, typically sans serif: Asyl (Black and Dot), Composite (Bold New, Bold Old, Light, 360, 2000, 90's, 1900: sans adjusted to periods), Effects (New Regular, New Wide, Bold, Light: an octagonal family), Minimal (Regular, Round), Amsterdam (Regular, Bold, Light), Tadadah, 26 Dots, Hong Kong Express (black display sans). I don't know who among the staff designed these faces: Naoki Sato, Kazuki Ohashi, Yuu Sato, Rie Amaki, Mitsugu Mizobata, Shinichi Arakawa. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Atavistic
[Edward Blake]

Edward Blake's foundry located in Chicago. Blake was born in 1978 in Chicago. He created the hand-printed face Ten Till (2011). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Atelier Bubentraum (or: Nouvelle Noire)
[Anton Studer]

Atelier Bubentraum is Anton Studer, a designer located in Zürich. We also find himn asssociated with Nouvelle Noire in Zurich.

His transitional slightly angular typeface Rekja (2011) won an award at TDC 2012.

For Neo2 magazine, he designed the (free) experimental paper-fold font The Folded Font (2008).

Other typefaces: Frank (2007, a commercial grotesque blackletter sold by Die Gestalten Verlag), Motion (2008, experimental), Hausbau (2008, free, experimental), Minimeter (2008, free ruler-themed font, for Neo2), Archiv (2008-2010), Goodbye (2009).

Together with Clovis Valois, he set up Nouvelle Noire in 2012 in Zurich. At Nouvelle Noire, he published Rekja (2011) and Medien (2011).

Typecache link.

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Atelier Carvalho Bernau
[Kai Bernau]

Foundry and studio run by Susana Carvalho and Kai Bernau (see also his Letterlabor site), located in Den Haag, The Netherlands, and established in 2006. Has a blog.

Kai Bernau (b. 1978) studied graphic design at the University of Applied Sciences Schwabisch Gmünd in Germany before relocating to the Netherlands, where he graduated from the Design & Typography course of the KABK in The Hague in 2005 with his successful Neutral Typeface project. He continued in the KABK's Type and Media Master course where he graduated in 2006. Kai teaches type design in the Master in Art Direction program at ECAL in Lausanne, Switzerland. Susana Carvalho and Kai Bernau formed Atelier Carvalho Bernau, which is based in The Hague, The Netherlands.

Typefaces:

  • In 2010, they published the free titling grotesk Jean-Luc (Godard), inspired by the movie titling in (1967). Bernau writies: We did not find out who originally made the lettering for these two movies. Some speculate it could have been Godard himself. Godard's interest in graphic design and typography is clear, with many of his other films employing such strong typography-only titles and intertitles. They are almost a self-sufficient entity, another character in the movie, another comment. This style of lettering is so interesting to us because it is such a clear renunciation of the pretty, classical title screens that were common in that time's more conservative films. It has a more vernacular and brutishly low-brow character; this lettering comes from the street: We can not prove this at all, but we think it may be derived from the stencil letters of the Plaque Découpée Universelle, a lettering device invented in the 1870s by a certain Joseph A. David, and first seen in France at the 1878 Exposition Universelle, where it found broad appeal and rapid adoption. We think this style of lettering was absorbed into the public domain vernacular of French lettering, and that the 2 ou 3 choses titles are derived from these quotidien lettering style, as it would seem to fit Godard's obsession with vernacular typography. We learned about the PDU through Eric Kindel's article in Typography Papers 7. In 2009, then-Werkplaats Typografie student Dries Wiewauters surprised us with a revival of the Plaque Découpée Universelle. Below, the JeanLuc alphabet (white) and the PDU alphabet (blue), to show similarities and differences.
  • Lyon Text and Lyon Display (2005-2010). These are two text families done at Commercial Type. They say: Lyon is a suite of contemporary reading typefaces for modern publications, based on historical models of the 16th century punch cutter Robert Granjon. Lyon reflects our convictions about modern digital typeface design: A decisively digital outline treatment that reveals our modern repertoire of tools, and the typeface itself as a modern design tool, paired with a certain Times-like unobtrusiveness in the Text sizes, contrasts nicely with Lyon's 16th century heritage.
  • Neutraface Slab (2007-2009, art directed by Christian Schwartz and Ken Barber). The slab of the famous Neutraface family at House Industries.
  • Neutral (2005-2009). The Neutral typeface was Kai's graduation project from the KABK undergrad course. It is what one could call a basic sans. It first appeared as Neutral BP in the now defunct B&P Foundry. In 2014, Typotheque picked it up. Kai writes: Neutral was inspired by typefaces that seem ageless, remaining fresh and relevant even decades after they were designed. It was constructed based on a set of parameters derived by measuring and averaging a number of popular 20th-century Sans Serif fonts.
  • Custom typeface Munich Re (2008-2009) for the Munich Re Reinsurance group. MunichRe Sans takes roots in the grotesque types of the 1950s (among others, Dick Dooijes' Mercator for the Lettergieterij Amsterdam).
  • Custom face Harvard Museum Neutral (2008).
  • Atlas Grotesk (2012, by Kai Bernau, Susan Carvalho and Christian Schwartz, Commercial Type). A revival of Dick Dooijes's Mercator.
  • Custom face Proprio (2007-2009) for the Fabrico Proprio project. This is a willfully bare-bones grotesk family without any snootiness.

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Atelier Graphique
[Vincent Menu]

Vincent Menu (born in Rennes) is the French designer who runs Atelier Graphique in Rennes. Designer of the great screen/pixel fonts Carré, CarréLié and Petite. Associated with Typotek, where you can buy Tampons (2000), Cut (2000), Carré (2000), Space (2001). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Atelier Laia
[Santos Bregaña]

Spanish typefoundry, est. 2013. One of its founders, Santos Bregaña, writes: Of Croatian origin, Santos Bregaña is born by chance in the city of Pamplona in 1965 on the very day that Le Corbusier drowns in Cap Martin. After studying architecture in San Sebastian and Barcelona he launches the Laia Atelier in 1996 where he focuses on interior design, and on graphic and industrial design projects associated with the culinary culture and business. In 2008 he receives, along with co-creator Anne Ibañez Guridi, the Art Director's Club of New York Sphere Award for their body of work for the restaurant Mugaritz. He leads Tabula, a publishing house dedicated to the spread of culture and gastronomy, and is a speaker on public forums and seminars related to high cuisine. His porcelain designs and his O! Luna, Tabula, and Linneo collections have received international praise and are in many of the best restaurants and hotels in the world.

In 2013 Atelier Iaia published the calligraphic Iturzaeta-inspired typeface Lamia, a joint effort of Santos Bregaña, Julen Cano Linazasor and Maore Sagarzazu: The Lamia font is inspired by the work of the most famous calligrapher of the Basque Country, Jose Francisco de Iturzaeta Eizaguirre (Getaria, 1788-Madrid, 1853). His writing method was compulsory in Spanish schools since 1835. His "unpolished Spanish font" tried to be more effective than the more commercial English version by avoiding embellishments and excessive rear tearing. More akin with the liberal values imported by the French, his offerings sought uniformity, speed and efficiency to ensure that those in the less-favored echelons of society had an effective communication tool. From his "General collection of characters of European Letters" published in Madrid in 1833, we have chosen the "lower case pancilla reformed" represented in one of the prints. We have tried to reinterpret it by keeping its essence but also ensuring that it is viable for potential contemporary uses which, thanks to its good readability and effectiveness in longer texts, basically means as a decorative or display font. The upper case was generated using the lower case as a reference.

Waskonia (2013, Santos Bregaña) is inspired by Basq gravestones from the 8th century.

Earlier work of Santos Bregaña includes the Kai family (1999, with Mikel Enparantza) at Garagefonts.

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Atelier Olschinsky
[Peter Olschinsky]

Vienna, Austria-based design studio, est. 2002 by Peter Olschinsky and Verena Weiss. They published the type family Ato (2012), which has Sans, Slab and Display (art deco) subfamilies. Outer Space (2012), Sato (2012, a bilined display typeface), Neopolis (2012, futurismo), Deconstruct (2012), Chaos (2012) and Construct (2012) are experimental. Bato (2012) is an alchemic type family. And Vato (2012) is a wonderful brushy poster headline face.

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Atelier Telescopique (Fonderie Nordik)
[Xavier Meurice]

Fonderie Nordik is a new French foundry in Wasquehal near Lille, which publishes 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. 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:

  • The rounded sans face Fluo (2012, with Stéphane Delobel).
  • AF Singolo (2012, with Stéphane Delobel). A stencil face created for Lille Design.
  • Mento (2015, with Stéphane Delobel). Original from 2007.
  • Raoul (2007, with Stéphane Delobel). Original created for the Kursaal in Dunkirk, and named in honor of Lille-based singer Raoul de Godewarsvelde.
  • Stone Heure (2011). A prismatic typeface.
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Atipo

Design studio in Gijon, Spain. Its designer studied graphic design in Salamanca. Atipo produced the donationware face Cassannet in 2012: this beautiful sans face is modeled after art deco lettering by Cassandre. Images: i, ii, iii, iv, v, vi, vii, viii, ix, x.

In 2012, they published the free twitterware round sans family Bariol, which has its own dedicated web page. This was followed by the wonderful set of icons called Bariol Icons.

Typefaces from 2013: Salomé (a fat didone, +Stencil, +Italic, +Deco). Dedicated web page.

The text face Calendas (2011, Paula Gutierrez). Additional weights were custom-made for the magazine Town & Country.

Behance link. Bariol site. Interview in 2012 by Unostiposduros. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Atlantic Fonts
[Ken Russell]

Atlantic Fonts in Camden, ME, is the foundry of type designer Ken Russell (b. 1962, CA). His typefaces are mostly handprinted. In 2010, he published Sync, Radio, Kahiki, Clue, Once (curly), Episodian (retro techno), Rewire, and History. In 2011, he added the fat funky face Earthling, Orange Cat (handprinted poster face), and the fun faces Gruyere, Mountain Goat (comic book style) and Monarch AF.

Typefaces from 2013: Rowboat, Judlebug (a children's book script).

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Atlas Font Foundry
[Christoph Dunst]

Berlin-based foundry, est. 2012 by Christoph Dunst.

Creators of Novel Mono (2012, Christoph Dünst), Novel Sans (2012), Novel Sans Rounded (2012), and Novel Sans Condensed (2012), Heimat Sans (2010), Heimat (2010), Heimat Mono (2013), Heimat Stencil (2013), Novel Sans Office Pro (2013). The Heimat series is characterized by an inverted tail of the y.

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Atomic Media (was: SmartDust)
[Matthew Bardram]

Matthew Bardram (b. New York City, 1965) is the Tucson, AZ-based [T-26] founder of Atomic Media, and specializes in bitmap fonts. He designed Atomic, Centrifuge, Bromide (at T-26), Crackle, Klaxon. At Nakedface (now gone), he made Arachnid, Bitpak, Bylinear, DhexInline, Genetica, Economy Large, Empiric, Hypersigna (2005, bitmap face), Montreal (the family) and two katakana fonts. His Bitpack includes the following pixel fonts: Bylinear (2000), Cellular (2000), Genetica (2000, free download), Genetrix, Macroscopic, Metodic, Microscopic, Noir, Scriptometer, Remote (2000), Monocule (2000), Joystik, Centrifuge, Quantaa (2000), Bionika, Megalon (2000), Wired, Badfish.

Bardram's Digipak includes Atomic-Inline, Atomic-Outline, Bionika-Black, Bionika, Genetrix-Crossed, Genetrix-Square, Genetrix-SquareCore, Genetrix-SquareHollow, Joystik, Macroscopic-A, Macroscopic-B, Macroscopic-C, Macroscopic-D, Macroscopic-E, Methodic-Bold, Methodic, Microscopic, Noir, Scriptometer-SanScript, Scriptometer.

Additional typefaces: a 3D pixel font called Boxer 3D (2002), Neuronic (2002-2004, nice outlined pixel font; see also here), Fusionaire (2002, a display font) and Wijdeveld, a squarish font based on the lettering of poster artist Wijdeveld from The Netherlands. In 2005, these fonts were added: Magnetica, Imperium, Ratio, Hypersigna, Sequence and Tempora, all by Matthew Bardram.

Sausan Kare's pixel fonts at Atomic Media: Mini Food, Kare Dingbats, Biology, Everett, Harry, Ramona, Kare Five Dots, Kare Five Dots Serif, Kare Six Dots, Kare Six Dots Serif.

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Atomic Type Collection

Typefoundry in Cheltenham, UK. In 2014, they published a collection of 300 handwriting fonts with names like Abigail's Hand, Yank's Hand, and so forth.

The full list: AcaciasHand, AdamsHand, AlainasHand, AlexsHand, AlinasHand, AlisonsHand, AllensHand, AlvinsHand, AmandasHand, AmbersHand, AngelasHand, AnniesHand, ArchiesHand, ArdleysHand, ArronsHand, AshtonsHand, AstersHand, AubreysHand, AudreysHand, AustinsHand, AverysHand, BabcocksHand, BarrysHand, BartsHand, BerniesHand, BerrysHand, BerylsHand, BethanysHand, BettysHand, BinghamsHand, BobbiesHand, BrandysHand, BrendasHand, BrendensHand, BrettsHand, BrodysHand, BrooksHand, BrucesHand, BudsHand, BurkesHand, BurtonsHand, CalvinsHand, CamdensHand, CandysHand, CarlysHand, CarolinesHand, CartersHand, CathysHand, CattsHand, ChasesHand, ChelsiesHand, CherylsHand, ChicksHand, ChristinesHand, CidsHand, ClaytonsHand, CodysHand, ColemansHand, CoreysHand, CormicksHand, CrosbysHand, CrystalsHand, CutiesHand, DarbysHand, DarinsHand, DarlenesHand, DavesHand, DeannasHand, DebbiesHand, DentonsHand, DereksHand, DianasHand, DonaldsHand, DonnysHand, DorothysHand, DunleysHand, DunnsHand, EddiesHand, EdgertonsHand, EdmondsHand, ElliesHand, ElliottsHand, EmilysHand, EmmettsHand, EricasHand, EricsHand, ErinsHand, EvansHand, EvelynsHand, EverlysHand, EwingsHand, FannysHand, FarinasHand, FarrahsHand, FentonsHand, FiniansHand, FletchersHand, FlintsHand, FlorasHand, ForrestsHand, FostersHand, FranklinsHand, FranksHand, FrasiersHand, FrostysHand, FultonsHand, GailsHand, GarthsHand, GarysHand, GavinsHand, GemmasHand, GeorgesHand, GiffordsHand, GinasHand, GinnysHand, GinosHand, GlennsHand, GradysHand, GrantsHand, GreersHand, HaleysHand, HanfordsHand, HanksHand, HansonsHand, HarmonsHand, HenrysHand, HerricksHand, HershelsHand, HigginsHand, HodgesHand, HuntersHand, IrvingsHand, IvysHand, JackiesHand, JacksHand, JamesHand, JanicesHand, JasonsHand, JeffreysHand, JeninesHand, JenkinsHand, JeremysHand, JessiesHand, JilliansHand, JodysHand, JohnsHand, JolenesHand, JoshsHand, JulianasHand, JuliesHand, JustinsHand, KanesHand, KarensHand, KarinsHand, KarlsHand, KaspersHand, KathrynsHand, KeithsHand, KellysHand, KelseysHand, KennethsHand, KianasHand, KimballsHand, KimsHand, KingsHand, KirbysHand, KitsHand, KorasHand, KramersHand, KylesHand, LannysHand, LarkinsHand, LarriesHand, LaurensHand, LauriesHand, LawfordsHand, LeesHand, LeonardsHand, LeroysHand, LesleysHand, LestersHand, LibertysHand, LinfordsHand, LisasHand, LloydsHand, LuanasHand, LydiasHand, MandysHand, MannysHand, MarcelsHand, MarciesHand, MarcosHand, MargosHand, MarionsHand, MattsHand, MerylsHand, MichaelsHand, MiriamsHand, MonicasHand, MontysHand, MorgansHand, MyrasHand, NancysHand, NappysHand, NatsHand, NedsHand, NellysHand, NettiesHand, NewellsHand, NicholesHand, NickysHand, NicolasHand, NolansHand, NortonsHand, NoviasHand, OlliesHand, OpalsHand, OrsonsHand, OscarsHand, ParkersHand, PatriciasHand, PaulasHand, PennysHand, PerkinsHand, PerrysHand, PetersHand, PrincesHand, QueeniesHand, QuentinsHand, QuestsHand, QuinnsHand, RachelsHand, RalphsHand, RamseysHand, RaysHand, ReardonsHand, ReedsHand, RickysHand, RobinsHand, RogersHand, RonaldsHand, RonniesHand, RoscoesHand, RoslinsHand, RossysHand, RoydensHand, RubysHand, RustysHand, RyansHand, SaffronsHand, SammysHand, SandysHand, SashasHand, SawyersHand, ScottsHand, SeftonsHand, SergesHand, SherylsHand, SkylersHand, StacysHand, StanleysHand, StewartsHand, SusansHand, TanyasHand, TashasHand, TaylorsHand, TerrysHand, ThelmasHand, TobysHand, ToddsHand, TracysHand, TrasksHand, TriciasHand, TrixiesHand, TullysHand, TylersHand, UrsasHand, ValeriesHand, VanessasHand, VansHand, VeronicasHand, VictorsHand, VincentsHand, WalkersHand, WallysHand, WangleysHand, WaynesHand, WebstersHand, WeldonsHand, WendysHand, WillysHand, WilsonsHand, WiltonsHand, WinstonsHand, YancysHand, YanksHand, YoungsHand, ZacksHand, ZonkersHand.

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Atsushi Aoki
[Add (Aoki Digital Design)]

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Attak Fonts
[Peter Korsman]

Attak is a two-headed graphic design firm formed in 2004 by Peter Korsman (b. 1982) and Casper Herselman. It is based in 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands. They have some free and some commercial typefaces. Behance link. Their fonts, ca. 2009: AT AK-47, AT Babyfat, AT Blaser, AT Concours, AT Dienstuhr, AT Discipline, AT FFW, AT Helix, AT Hide and Seek, AT Hieronymus, AT Janus Kiep, AT Kerremus, AT Klaxon, AT Korsakopf, AT Litewriter, AT Mepper, AT Mohawk, AT Moker, AT Monoload, AT Muntel, AT Peetroleum, AT Praktikum, AT Promille, AT Ramseier, AT Riot, AT Sirca, AT Sirca alternate, AT Slyper, AT Snotnose, AT Streeep, AT Tabak, AT T'Atteljeej, AT TCB, AT Timeline, AT Trash Bold, AT Willi, AT With Machines, AT Zippora. Notable products: AK-47 simulates Cyrillic; Helix is a stencil face; Muntel and Concours are fat art deco faces; Practicum and Tabak are octagonal; Riot leaks blood; Sirca is based on arcs of circles; Streep is a multiline font. I presume that Peter is the main font designer in the team, as he already made fonts as early as 2003 for Burodestruct (see, e.g., BD Burner, BD El Max, BD Sirca, and BD Bardust, downloadable here). A more detailed breakdown per designer:

  • Tim van de Kimmenade: AT AK-47 (2005), AT Helix (2004), AT Trash Bold (2003).
  • Peter Korsman: AT Babyfat (2006), AT Concours (2005), AT Korsakopf (2004), AT Ramseier (2004), AT Streeep (2005), AT TCB (2005), AT With Machines (2004).
  • Casper Herselman: AT Blaser (2005), AT FFW (2004), AT FFW Stencil (2004), AT Mepper (2005, old typewriter font), AT Mohawk (2006), AT Praktikum (2004), AT Promille (2005), AT Riot (2004, blood drip font), AT T'Atteljeej (2008).
  • Rutger Paulusse: AT Discipline (2008).
  • Rens vanden Berge: AT Hide and Seek (2006, a great poster font).
Typefaces not listed here include AT Baballero (2013, Western), AT De Palm (2012, logo font for Café De Palm), AT Dienstuhr (2010), AT Ginn (2012), AT Imperiale (2012, a hipster font), AT Timeline (2010, Trajan) AT Sirca (2005), AT Sang Noir (2012, blackletter), AT Muntel (2005, Dutch art deco), AT Snotnose (2010, ink splatter script). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Attention Earthling Font Foundry
[Greg Knoll]

Sells display fonts at about 29 dollars per font. Personal favorites: Sawdust Marionette by Bonefish Sam and Fax-O-Matic by Greg Knoll from Larchmont, NY. Other fonts: Blahaus, Brillo, Dunlux. At T-26, he did Rant. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Attila Horvath
[Official Classic]

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Audee Mirza

Indonesian type designer who created the commercial cursive script typeface Nevatu in 2013. This can be bought at Graphic River, where she is known as Graphic Identity, and at Creative Market. Audee lives in Surabaya.

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Aure Font Design
[Aurora Isaac]

Aurora Isaac (Aure Font Design, Issaqua, WA) is a California-born type designer. She created the uncial face Aure Westra LP (2011) and the Victorian family Aure Zeritha LP (2011).

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Aurora Isaac
[Aure Font Design]

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Australian Faces
[Robert G. Oster]

Robert Oster (b. Tanunda, Australia, 1959) is the founder of AustralianFaces (est. 1999 in Redfern, with a new headquarters in Melbourne, and now also in Strawberry Hills NSW), and his fonts are copyright "Oopie Family Trust". His commercial fonts include AFF Australian Sans (2000), Batmin, BlackJack, Broad, AFF Bumpy Ride, Copperplate, Outback, Grotesque 9, Evolution A, Evolution B, FAQ, Grace, Old Chicago, Mardigras, One Dollar Font (wow, a competitor for LettError's Federal font), Acid Caps, Jelf Script, Scrunch, Bluegum. He also does custom font work. MyFonts page. The typophiles object: Beauchamp looks surprisingly like the wonderful Mantinia from The Font Bureau, with a badly modified B and G. [...] Deftone is a Larabie font. UntitledAF is Solaris. Old Chicago is just the old Mac system font run through a filter. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Australian Type Company

Australia's last firm to make hand-set types. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Australian Type Foundry (ATF)
[Wayne Thompson]

The Australian Type Foundry was launched in January 2002 by Wayne Thompson (b. 1967), who is art director at an ad agency in Newcastle, NSW, and is located in Merewether.

Commercial fonts at this ex-signpainter's site include Arum Sans (2009, an elegant humanst sans family), Halvorsen (2006), Fuse Box (2005), Architect (handprinting, now at T-26), Axiom, ATF Bosin (2003, casual hand script, which is also sold by Umbrella Type/Veer), Barkpipe, ATF Iperion (2003), McNeilBlok (2003), Not Sassure, Spud (handprinting), Wobbly Boot (2007, boozy script), Zoobie (2007, handprinting), Virus, Otis and Otis Condensed (since 2007 at T-26), Ogre, Fresh, ATF Euron (2003).

ITC fonts by Wayne Thompson: ITC Panic (grunge), ITC Dont Panic (2000, grunge font), ITC Django (handprinting).

[T-26] fonts by him include many of the above, plus also DallasPlain (1998, handwriting).

Free font page: pick up a free font (was Spud Italic, currently is the grunge font Virus). Another free font by them is Mallee Wooden (Western typeface).

Interview.

At Phat Phonts, Wayne Thompson created Jungle Bones (2005) and Ratbag (2005). Stuart Brown designed the Neutraliser family, a versatile collection of geometric-based fonts with 24 styles. Artist Paul McNeil has designed the Mcneil family of blocky display faces. He has previously produced designs for Mambo and currently works in Sydney. Another designer working for them, out of Indonesia, is Mendiola B. Wiryawan.

Custom typefaces by ATF include Django Modified, Honda Prototype (2012), OBrien Glass (2012), Travel Bats (for Sensis) and JWT Vodafone (grunge).

The retail fonts at the start of 2012: ArumSans, Halvorsen Pro, ITC Django, Grimsby Hand, Bosin, Carbon Credit, Carbon Tax, Chowdahead, Decon, Demented Avenger, ITC Don't Panic, Equaliser, Equaliser Stencil, Euron, Fresh, Fuse Box, Guttersnipe, Iperion, Barkpipe, ITC Panic, Not Sassure, Ogre, Otis Condensed, Pontoon, Ratbag, Spud, Stakeout, Tully, Virus, Wobbly Boot, Zoobie.

In 2013, Thompson created the custom sans typeface Tonsley and participated in the Canberra Centennial Typeface Competition.

Behance link. MyFonts site. Linotype link.

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Authentic
[Julius Wiescher]

German foundry, est. 2009 by Julius Wiescher (b. 1991), who is the youngest son of famous type designer Gert Wiescher. His font Thin Pen (2009) is based on an ancestor of the German DIN-Schrift. The font was traced with a plastic template on transparent paper, scanned and worked over carefully to keep the handmade, authentic touch. Other fonts by him: DonJulio and Donna Julia (2008, Autographis, calligraphic script fonts made with Gert), Flatpen (2008, Autographis, with Gert), Norm Pen (2011, based on an ancestor of DIN Schrift), Bold Pen (2011, bold version of Norm Pen), Groucho (2011, a high-contrast flowing script), Authentic (2011, a connected copperplate script), Oldhand (2011, shaky handwriting), Holz Caps (2011, an irregular wood type simulation face), Poing (2011, a flowing calligraphic script), Cri Cri (2011, slab serif comic book face).

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Autobahn
[Maarten Dullemeijer]

Dutch company run by Jeroen Breen, Maarten Dullemeijer and Rob Stolte, who all graduated from Utrecht School of the Arts (HKU). Autobahn designs special graphical projects, often with an illustrative and typographical angle. They offered these free fonts made with tomato paste, toothpaste and other things: Autobahn-Gelvetica, Autobahn-Heldentica, Autobahn-Tomatica (2008). Autobahn Grafisch Ontwerp is based in Utrecht, The Netherlands. The designers are Jeroen Breen (b. 1981), Maarten Dullemeijer (b. 1982) and Rob Stolte (b. 1981).

Their house fonts are Air Light (techno) and LEF.

In 2010, they produced the exquisite face Petronius, which is based upon a typeface designed by surrealist Joop H. Moesman (1909-1988).

The Alphabet in stone face by Dom Hans van der Laan, a Dutch monk who lived from 1904-1991, was digitized in 2011, and the project can be seen here. Contributors include Willem Noyons, Maarten Dullemeijer and Rob Stolte. This typeface is based on the proportions found in Trajan.

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Autodesk

Description of the truetype fonts ISOCPEUR and ISOCTEUR: "The ISOCxEUx fonts were specifically designed for AutoCAD 2000. The proportion and shape of the characters complies with the CAD lettering standard DIN-ISO 3098-5, which specifies that the line width is 1/10th of character height." The 6 MB file at this place has a number of Autodesk truetype fonts produced in 1996: Complex, GDT, GothicE, GothicI, GreekC, GreekS, ISOCPEURItalic, ISOCT, ISOCTEURItalic, Italic, ItalicT, Monotxt, Proxy-1, Proxy-4, Proxy-5, Proxy-6, RomanS, RomanT, ScriptC, ScriptS, Syastro, Symap, Symath, Symeteo, Symusic, Txt. GothicE is also here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Autograph Creative

Autograph is a brand consultancy in Emeryville, CA, specialized in art direction and graphic design. People include Aaron Pou, Donerik Dela Cruz and Mark Hausler. They designed the sans faces United Nations (based on WWII German Autobahn road signs and Helmut Lang) and Shadow Sans (art deco). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Autographis
[Gert Wiescher]

München-based foundry, est. 2008 by Gert Wiescher, whose main font foundry is Wiescher Design. Myfonts link. Specializing in handwritten scripts and rough fonts, they created Obsession A through F (2012, a penmanship typeface family), Pigalle Swing (2012), Amaro (2011, a signage script family; + Amaro Block, +Amaro Fleurie), Obsession (2011, a calligraphic family), Astara (2010), Golden Love (2010), Homer (2010, a comic character script), Moon Love (2010), Perfecto (2010), Nikita (2009, upright connected script), English Lazy Bird (2009), Script Hand (2009), Angel Eyes (2009), Cheap Thrill (2009), Viva Maria (2009), True Love (2009), WildThing (2009), Doria (2009), Verena (2009), Astria (2009), Chloe (2009), Bea (2009, brush), Xan (2009, rough Japanese-style script), Fat Sally (2009, comic book face), Wally (2009, calligraphic), Ysadora (2009, calligraphic), Zoe (2009, calligraphic), Joyosa (2009), Ulissia (2009, hand-drawn slab serif), Querida (2009), Riana (2008), Quiana (2008), Quirina (2008, calligraphic), Naomi (2009, calligraphic; based on his Nana), Don Julio (2008, calligraphic), Donna Julia (2008, calligraphic), Novita (2008, calligraphic), Novido (2008), Flatpen (2008, a rounded sans face), Kato (2008), Leona (2008, brush script), Tina (2008, fat brush), Maeva (2008, calligraphic script), Oona (2008, like Maeva), the brush script Paula (2008), the upright cursive faces Grazia (2008) and Greta (2008), the brush script Juliana (2008), the comic book style faces Carina (2008), Isara (2008), Kiki (2008), and Fanny (2008), and the calligraphic script faces Dalia (2008), Elisara (2008), Simona (2008), Helenia (2008), Annabella (2008), Brigitta (2008) and Constanza (2008). Gert writes about himself: I went to Paris when I was very young, just for the sake of art. That caused many a sleepless night to my beloved mother, but she accepted my decision. Once I met Salvador Dalí, but he did not take me very seriously. To this day I dont know why! After some years I decided to start a serious life. I got married and studied graphic design at the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin. Making detours, once more to Paris, then to Barcelona, where I designed the OECD pavillion for the Osaka World Expo at the office of Harnden&Bombelli, I reached South Africa. Grey and Young advertising got to know me! I had to fiddle around with Agfa cameras and films, Epol dog-food, several kinds of toilet paper, unbelievable insurance companies and I-dont-know-what. Sometime on a holiday in Munich I stayed there. Someone made me an offer I did not want to refuse. DFS&R-Dorland bought me out of South African slavery! I now became an art-director for Paulaner, CMA, Phillip Morris, and Peugeot. Being a young adventurous man, I changed to the Herrwerth&Partner agency, which at that time was supposed to be the most creative outfit in town. Mister Herrwerth taught me to think simple. I was allowed to introduce IKEA into the German market. Afterwards I became Creative Partner with Lauenstein&Partner. That was OK, til someone discovered his love for horses! Thats when I rented my own office in 1982! Since then I design some typefaces per year, I guide a couple of nice young people (apprentices) along to designer stardom. I write a couple of books and newspaper articles about design, computers, food, drink and crime! As a graphic designer I have nothing but happy clients! I am open to every challenge! [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Autologic

Newbury Park, CA-based outfit where Slimbach and Stone worked at one point. Its staff designed some nice faces in the mid eighties such as the Champfleury family (1985), Geometrica (1985), Kis-Janson (1985), Media (1976, André Gürtler, Christian Mengelt and Erich Gschwind), Melencolia (1985), Signa (1978, André Gürtler, Christian Mengelt and Erich Gschwind) and Trinité (1981, Bram de Does, part Bobst Graphic, part Autologic). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Autorain Font

Japanese foundry that markets about ten Latin and twenty full kanji fonts. Among its type families is LSN or Lambda Truetype Font. Finally, it sells a font editor for Japanese fonts, called LFEdit. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Autre planète
[Thierry Charbonnel]

Autre planète is run by Thierry Charbonnel in Paris. Designer of the futuristic face Digital Planet (2006) and of the ink splash dingbat face Oups (2006, with Antoine Doury). Fonts are sold through AP Fonts. Autre planète home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Autumn Leaves

Scrapbooking outfit. One of their typefaces can be picked up for free at Fontspace, AL Worn Machine (2004, an old typewriter typeface). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Avalon

(Extinct?) Russian foundry that produced Latin, Armenian and Cyrillic fonts. Fonts included Chiseled 1 and 2, Stratos, Jacker, Serpentine Bold and Domingo. [Google] [More]  ⦿

AvanType
[Habib Khoury]

Israeli designer Habib Khoury (born in Fassouta, Upper Galilee, 1967) is presently Executive Creative Director of Avant Design Communications, which specializes in trilingual typography and communications. The type division, AvanType, offers commercial Latin, Arabic and Hebrew typefaces. He holds a Masters degree from Central Saint Martins College in London. Habib spent several years in Haifa, London, and New York. His web page is impossible to access on most browsers though. His Hebrew designs: Casablanca, Derby, Falafil, Girnata, Rituals, Talona. His Latin fonts include Adorey, Alluremda, Granada, Merkory and Stocky. He won an award at Bukvaraz 2001 for Maqsaf. At TDC2 2003, he won a Certificate of Excellence in Type Design for Falafil. Arabic typefaces include Ghirnata (1996), Sinan (1992), Alwadi (1996), Onwan (1998), Shallal Ultra Light (1995), Saljook (1997), Barhoom (1995), Alkhoury (1997) Sayaf, Maqsaf and Qasab (1998). He won an award at TDC2 2006 for Hogariet (2005, a Hebrew face) and at TDC2 2008 for Al Rajhi (an Arabic text family). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aviv Studio
[Luis Miguel Torres]

Aviv Studio in Monterrey and Mexico City consists of Diego L. Rodriguez (from Madrid, Spain) and Luis Miguel Torres. Typefaces:

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Avoid Red Arrows

The students of arts and design at HfG Karlsruhe present their work in 2008: Amoto (Nadja Schoch), Barbarossa (Peter Stahmer: grunge), Cirrus (Antonia Huber: liquid style), Fourty Five Degrees (Emanuel K: octagonal), Hopfen (Martin Borst: display sans), Letrix (Miriam Bauer: modular octagonal), Lokomo (Claudia Kappenberger: experimental), Mayfield Display, Monta (Stefanie Miller), Moto Moto (Piero Glina: octagonal), Nancy (Masa Busic: art deco), Oceanic (Simone Gier: rounded techno), Platine (Lise Naujack: multiline, inspired by chip wiring), Pluk (Simon Roth: poster stencil), Quitt (Marko Greve: experimental multiline), Sophonho (Daniel Schludi: display sans), Vahen (Nicolaz Groll: display sans).

Avoid Red Arrows is run by Marko Grewe, Stefanie Miller, Simon Roth, and Peter Stahmer. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Avondale Type Co
[Alex Sheyn]

Avondale Type Co is a typefoundry established in 2013 and located in the Avondale area of Chicago. It is a type coop that groups several designers. It is a subsidiary of the design studio Bright Bright Great. Its typefaces:

  • By Alex Sheyn of Bright Bright Great: ATC Krueger (2013, an ultra-thin compressed straight-edged sans serif typeface), ATC Rosemary (2013, a didone with heavy contrast and shiny exaggerated ball terminals).
  • Finki Pro (2013). A layered and beveled type family by Quinn Keaveney.
  • Codex (2014). A spurred wrought iron and black death typeface by Justin Siddons.
  • ATC Overlook (2014) is a great grotesque sans family by Alex Sheyn. Almost monolined and genetically geometric, it is characterized by a lower case "e" that has a very short tail.

Behance link for Alex Sheyn. Alex Sheyn's home page.

Behance link. Other people at Avondale or Bright Bright Great include Drew Rios and Jason Schwartz. We also find typefaces by Quinn Keaveney and Justin Siddons. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Awkwerd
[Dave Chau]

Designer of the 8-weight slab serif bitmap font family Fignuts (2002), the 9-weight bitmap family Dopcon (2002), the bitmap family Sesquipedalianism (2002) and the Western-style bitmap fonts Tucson Lanky and Tucson Squat (2002). Site requires Flash 6. Runs Awkwerd, where you can also find the fonts Awkwerd, Bylas, Fitsnug and Richness (no downloads). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ayse Ulay
[Ulay&Ulay]

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Azelea Rodgers
[aRc (or: Azelea Rodgers Creations)]

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B Type Design

B-Type Design is a multi-disciplinary, full service design and art studio concentrating on innovative visual communications, est. 2010 in Coral Gables, FL, and now located in Miami. Behance link.

In 2012, they made the multiline face Spago. [Google] [More]  ⦿

B2302
[Simon Becker]

Berlin-based designer Simon Becker (aka B2302) created Legere (2012, HypeForType) together with Jose Cunyat. It has Light, Regular and Deco styles.

In 2013, with Federico Neeva Orrù, he created a versatile octagonal multiline display family, Vasarely, named after optical artist Victor Vasarely.

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

BA Graphics
[Robert Alonso]

Bob Alonso (b. Bronx, NY, 1946, d.2007), the founder of BA Graphics in 1994, is an American typographer who designed Damage Control (1993, grunge), Mango Gothic (1991), Pimento (1998), Shooby (1992), Pink Mouse (1992, psychedelic), Tequila (1992, a bouncy play on Didot), Alex (1996, child's hand), Chicken Soup (1993), PC Gothic (2005), Rust Bucket (1994), ITC Aftershock (1996), ITC Outback (1997), ITC Serengetti (1996), ITC Ziggy (1997), Gusto Black (2003), Vinchenso (2003), Blog (2007, 1890's style display egyptian), Nine One One BA (2007, grunge). He also designed the clean handwriting face Zipty Do, Serendipity (2006), CEO Roman (2007), Paladium Gothic (2007, a sans), Snip Tuck (1994, a headline face), Rancho Grande (1995), Radiance Brush (1997, a casual brush script), and Sahara Bodoni (1996). 33 years of experience at NewYork's Photo Lettering, and specializing to some extentv in calligraphic script faces, but not exclusively so. BA Graphics was located in Chester, NY, and later in Toms River, NJ, and now sells its fonts through MyFonts.

The complete list: ITC Aftershock, Alexandra Script (a formal script), Allure, Alons Antique, Alons Classic, Angular, Animated Gothic, Barnboard, Bedrock, Bodoni Roma (1993), Cabernet Sauvignon (2007, a take on Didot---I can't believe BA Graphics trademarked this name!), Cafe Aroma, California Sans, Calafragalistic (1992), Caslon Manuscript (1992), Champ Ultra (1995, Western billboard font), Chunky Monkey, Cookie Dough, Crackers, Crescent, Down Under, Elegante, Elephant Bells, Ellington Manor, Equate (1993), Extreme (chalk writing, 1996), Felicity Script, Flix, Freaky Friday Extreme, French Vanilla, Galactic, Geo (2000), Granny Smith, Gusto Black, Headline Gothic, High Intensity, Island Sans, Italian Didot, Kresson Black, Linear Gothic, Lorraine Script, Mardi Gras, Mega (1993, a fat mini-spurred didone), Milano, Nightmare, ITC Outback, Pecos, Ravenwood, Red Dawg, Relaxed Fit, Richmond Hill, Road Gothic (1996), Robertson, Senegal, ITC Serengetti, Shazam, Sign Gothic Bold Condensed, Slam Dunk, Sleepy Hollow, Swank Gothic, Title Gothic Light, Torino Modern, Triumph Gothic, Vinchenso Regular, Wackado, Yakety Yak (1994), Zany, ITC Ziggy, Zipty Do, Queen of Hearts (1991, script), Steel Magnolias (1995, blackletter family), Steeplechase (1992, wild West saloon font), Waimea (1992, poster font), Black Rising (2006, a black military style face), Summer Nights (1993, script), Sugar Shack (1995, curly script), Beaches and Cream (1996, a sans turned into a connected script), Jr High (1994, sports lettering).

Alonso Flair with its flared pants (2008) and Squat (2011, a stunted black wood style face) were started by Alonso, but finished after his death by John Bomparte, who wrote this obituary: Throughout his career at the legendary Photo-Lettering, Inc. (one that spanned four decades), Bob created original typefaces and tailored type by modifying, revising and filling out families, fashioning pieces of type for hand-lettered jobs, as well as being involved with the updating of a number of well-known logotypes. Bob was blessed with natural teaching abilities; and those in social and professional circles who had the good fortune to know him considered him not just a type designer but a mentor and a friend. As one such person close to him put it, he was a "graphic technician... back when computers were not even in site for graphic arts, he would take on any intricate&complex graphic project that others would shy away from and come up with a solution that achieved a masterpiece. I'll always remember someone saying 'this can't be done' and Bob saying let me see it and a short time later, there it was --done&perfect. I would like to think that attitude rubbed off on me. Along with this gift for teaching and explaining the complex, Bob exhibited a level of professionalism that was unsurpassed. A number of years ago when the need came to make the transition from the traditional to digital way of creating fonts, he rose to the challenge admirably. Towards the last few years of Photo-Lettering, Bob played a vital role in the conversion to digital, of many of the typefaces within the collection, notably those fonts that carry the prefix PL. More recently, Bob Alonso released several fonts through ITC, Adobe and his independent foundry, BA Graphics. Bob was on the cutting edge of his best work, and in the circumstance of his untimely passing, left a measure of unfinished designs. However, the spirit of his typographic talents and his fine sense of humor lives on through the many much-loved, and popular fonts he has left us: fonts such as Cookie Dough, Equate, Elephant Bells and Pink Mouse, to name a few.

The final font listing at MyFonts: ITC Aftershock, Alex, Alexandra Script, Allure, Alons Antique, Alons Classic, Alonso Flair, Angular, Animated Gothic, Bad Boy, Barnboard, Bedrock, Bodoni Roma, Brawn, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cafe Aroma, Calafragalistic, California Sans, Cedar Key, CEO Roman, Champ Ultra, Chardonnay, Chicken Feet, Chicken Soup, Chunky Monkey, Clearmont, Coffee Black, Cookie Dough, Crescent, Deco Inline, Deep Rising (2006, constructivist), Down Under, Elegante, Elephant Bells, Ellington Manor, Equate, Extreme, Fashion Didot, Felicity Script, Flix, Fraggle, Freaky Friday Extreme, French Vanilla, Galactic, Geo, Grandeur, Granny Smith, Gusto Black, Hatari, Headline Gothic, High Intensity, Island Sans, Italian Didot, Jr High, Ka Boink, Ker Pow, Key West, Klingon, Kresson Black, Linear Gothic, Lorraine Script, Malibu Heights, Manchester, Mardi Gras, Mega, Metro Gothic, Milano (2004, a didone face), Mission Hills, National Gothic, Nightmare, Oh Sweet Pea, ITC Out of the Fridge, ITC Outback, Paladium Gothic, PC Gothic, Pecos, Pink Mouse, Queen Of Hearts, Radiance Brush, Rancho Grande, Range Gothic, Ravenwood, Relaxed Fit, Road Gothic, Robertson, Rust Bucket, S&L Gothic, Sahara Bodoni, Senegal, Serendipity, ITC Serengetti, Shadow Gothic, Shangrala, Shazam, Shore Bodoni, Sign Gothic Bold Condensed, Slam Dunk, Sleepy Hollow, Sleezy, Snaggle, Snip Tuck, South Beach, Spice, Steel Magnolias, Steeplechase, Summer Nights, Swank Gothic, Tequila, Thats Amore, Title Gothic Light, Triple Condensed Gothic, Triumph Gothic, Vinchenso Regular, Wackado, Waimea, Wall Street Gothic, Wonka (1996, named after Willy Wonka), Yakety Yak, Zany, ITC Ziggy, Zipty Do.

FontShop link. Klingspor link.

View Bob Alonso's typefaces. View the BA Graphics typeface collection. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Bálint Koczman
[Magique Fonts (was: Cpr. Sparhelt)]

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Babushke Studio
[Marija Juza]

Babushke is a design cooperative in Zagreb that includes Marija Juza, who is the codesigner with Nikola Djurek of Balkan (2012, Typonine), a sans / stencil type system for Latin and Cyrillic that was awarded by TDC in 2012.

Babushke created Herbert (2012), which is based on Herbert Bayer's early Bauhaus sketches. It is a low contrast 3-style typeface whose function is to properly align text in blocks.

TDC mentions that Marija lives in Zabok, Croatia.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Babylon Schrift Kontor
[Klaus Bartels]

Commercial German foundry, est. 2000 by Klaus Bartels (1948-2005). BSK also has on board Wolfgang Talke, Bernd Pillich, and the type experts René Kerfante and Frank Sax. It specializes in major text families, mostly based on fonts from the Berthold collection. Bartels was previously responsible for the digitization of that collection at Berthold, so this is a natural progression. Some amount of renaming of the typefaces seems to have been necessary. Partial list: Adlon Sans BSK, Adlon Serif BSK, Admira BSK, Albion Script BSK, Albion Script 2 BSK, Alte Schwabacher BSK, Ancora BSK, Atlantica BSK, Avenue BSK, Babylon Schreibschrift BSK, Baskerville BSK, Baskerville Text BSK, Bodoni BSK, Bodoni Expert BSK, Bodoni Condensed BSK, Bodoni Text BSK, Bodoni Text Expert BSK, Carissa BSK, Caslon Text BSK, Centra BSK, Champion BSK, Cogita BSK, Elega BSK, Fabiana BSK, Fonica BSK, Francesa BSK, Garamond BSK, Garamond Expert BSK, Herold Reklameschrift BSK, KG privata BSK, KG privata II BSK, KG vera BSK, KG vera II BSK, Lettura BSK, Mirage BSK, Mirage Expert BSK, Mirage New BSK, Pintura BSK, Signal BSK, Standard-Grotesk BSK, Standard-Grotesk Condensed BSK, Standard-Grotesk Extended BSK, Standard-Grotesk Classic BSK, Standard-Grotesk Next BSK, SG Next Condensed BSK, SG Next Extended BSK, SG Next Rounded BSK, SG Next Stencil BSK, SG School BSK, SG School 2 BSK, Story BSK, Supersonic BSK, T & T Form BSK, T & T Form Condensed BSK, T & T Form Ey BSK, Tomos-Antiqua BSK, Tomos-Mediaeval BSK, Trump Tower BSK, Unger Fraktur BSK, Walbaum BSK, Walbaum Expert BSK, Walbaum Fraktur BSK, Walbaum Text BSK. I have no idea what happened after Bartels' death--the page disappeared! [Google] [More]  ⦿

Backpacker
[George Triantafyllakos]

Free Latin and Greek fonts: BPLatinNumerals, BPbigHead, BPchildLefty, BPchildFatty, BPchubby, BPchubbyFat, BPdots, BPilialena, BPletterSquares, BPletterSquaresWide, BPmolecules, BPmouse, BPmyhand, BPneon [paperclip face], BPpong [light stencil face], BPsquareHand, BPtall, BP PhD Sans, BP PhD Italic, BP PhD Mono, BP Inktrap, BP Script. These include quite a few handwriting faces. Commercial handwriting fonts at Cannibal: BPPallas, BPOlga, BPMaria, BPHaroula. These fonts were made by George Triantafyllakos (b. 1980) from 2001 to 2005. In 2007, he added BP display black, BP mono and BP mono italics, and BP script. In 2008, BPreplay was created as a correction of MgOpenModata. Creations in 2009 and 2010: BPOApeloig, BPScript, BP Typewrite, BP Imperial (think Impact), BP Dots (30 monospaced dot fonts). In 2004, he was a PhD student, Department of Informatics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Dafont link. Fontsquirrel link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bai Mellon
[Sideshow]

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Bamboo Types
[Florian Bambhout]

Foundry that grew out of the now defunct and controversial Gasoligne in Brest, France, which was run by Yves Patinec (Roubaix) and his brother. The Bamboo Type fonts rescued from Gasoligne in 2008 are Neborg Sans (2008, organic and techno), Mignone (2011, fat organic face), Bambhout Connect Trial (2010), Bambhout (2009, experimental), Oxea (2008, organic), Magenta (2009, italic display type inspired by Inverserif from Infinitype, which in turn has roots in Speedway from FontBank, Concorde from Brendel Informatik, OptiIambic from Castcraft, and so forth), and Veeko, Veeko Wide (informal and organic). Bamboo Types says that the fonts were designed by freelance designer Florian Bambhout. I don't believe that for a second----that name was made up.

Typefaces from 2014: Meditation.

Dafont link. Abstract Fonts link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bank
[Sebastian Bissinger]

BANK is a French/German design agency based in Berlin. It markets its fonts through T-26, starting in 2009. In 2009, Sebastian Bissinger and Matthieu David made the display faces Sintra and Yummy. Sintra is a 3d face that simulates letters made from folded material---Sebastian Bissinger was inspired by the sign of a shoe shop in Sintra, Portugal. Yummy was inspired by cookie cutters. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bannigan Artworks
[Todd M. Hallock]

Based in Perry, OK, Bannigan Artworks was founded in 1998 by Todd Hallock (b. 1969). His fonts include Arts&CraftsGS (2001, inspired by decorative lettering by Glaswegian illustrator Jessie Marion King (1876-1949) and by the Scottish style of Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928). This font was published by Jack Yan), Renaissance Caps (2005, floriated), Celtic Knots-BA (2002), Celtic BA (2003), Celtic Ornaments BA (2008), Christianity BA (2004, Christian symbols), and the futuristic font Hallock.

Home page on Celtic Art. Agfa/Monotype sells Hallock, Celtic-BA and Celtic Knots.

At MyFonts, we find the Keltic caps face Medieval Caps BA (2006), Left Hand BA (2007) and Art Nouveau 2 BA (2007). Archibald BA (2009) is inspired by the art nouveau lettering of Archibald Knox (1864-1933), a designer for Liberty&Co. from the Isle of Man.

Klingspor link.

View Todd Hallock's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Banzai Tokyo
[Sergey Epifanov]

Experimental foundry in Toulouse. Run by Sergey Epifanov (b. 1978, Kostroma, Russia), a graphic designer and an illustrator, it sells fonts like Banzai Moloko (2009) via MyFonts.

In 2013, Banzai Tokyo published the icon font Web Hosting Hub Glyphs Essentials.

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Baobaby

Typefoundry in Opoczno, Poland. Their type designs include the all caps poster face WILK (2012: This font was created specially for fairy tale of Little Red Riding Hood and it was inspired by the big bad wolf), STIFF (2012, a squarish typeface), Borba (2012, a minimalist monoline sans typeface), Borba Sans (2012, a rounded monoline sans family), Frykas Regular (2012, a minimalist monoline sans typeface), Pasek (2012, an octagonal paper-fold typeface based on two-sided paper), Vintage Wedding (2012, a set of 355 icons divided in three fonts, Table, Arrows, and Symbols, but there also other icons such as telephones, neckties, hearts, wedding gear, and so forth), and Retro Frames (2012). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Barco Type

Metal type foundry in Northlake, IL and/or Bensenville, IL, still operational in 2007. Also called F&S Type Founders Inc., it was located at 237 S. Evergreen, Bensenville, IL 60106. Some of its types are listed here, but none appear to be original designs. Barco Type Founders [Specimen Book].

Images of some metal typefaces in the Barco collection: AmericanGaramondNo648, AshleyCrawford.png, Binney No. 21, Bon Aire, BulmerRomanNo462, Cameo, CheltenhamWideNo164, CloisterBlackNo95, Comique, ComstockNo202, EleganteNoS106, FigaroNo536, Glamour Medium, Greco Bold, Hauser Script, Hess Neo Bold No. 363, Homewood, Lydian Roman, Matura Scriptorial Caps, Modernistic No. 297, Orplid, Prisma, Punch, Sans Serif Light No. 329, Samson, Scotch Roman No. 36, Spire No. 377, Stymie Medium No. 290, Tangoe, Thello Inline No. 2481, Thello No. 246, TwentiethCenturyUltraboldExtend, Typewriter Type No. 17L. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Barmee.com (was: Czcionki.com, or: Barme Fonts)
[Bartek Nowak]

Original fonts by Polishman Bartek Nowak (aka Barme, b. 1973) made in 2000-2001: BukwaNormal (Cyrillic), Nokian (pixel font), Passja, Xar, BarmeReczny, Elementarz (orthographic writing for kids) [see also here], Gotyk-Poszarpany (Fraktur), Afarat Ibn Blady (Arabic simulation face), Hieroglify, Kobajashi, Kwadryga, Magda (Basque), Maszyna (old typewriter), MaszynaAEG, Nerwus (scribbly, sketchy), Pascal, SecesjaPL (curly font: a revival of Herman Ihlenburg's ulktra-Victorian face Nymphic), Zakret, RecycleIt, Sandwich, Keiser Sousa, Manifest.

Alternate URL.

Font list (with repetitions): 4Mini, BarmeReczny, Elementarz, Fiesta, GotykPoszarpany, GrubaBerta, Hieroglify, Infantyl, KeiserSousa, Kobajashi, Kwadryga, Magda, Manifest-Niski, Manifest, MaszynaAEG, MiniMasa, MiniSet, MiniSter, Nerwus, Nokian, Nokian2, Opeln2001-Prosty, Opeln2001, Opeln2001Szeroki, Pascal, Passja, Premiership, RecycleIt, Sandwich, SecesjaPL, Szablon, Wabene, Xar, Zakret, MiniForma, MiniStrzalki, Miniline, Minitot, Ulisson, Astalamet (2002), Gosford (2002), Volan (2002), Establo, QuatronFat, Infantyl (2002), Quatron (2002), YnduFat (2002), YnduOut (2002).

URL not accessible to my browser (Mac+Firefox).

This site carried these fonts in May 2008: 4Mini, Afarat-ibn-Blady, Astalamet, AstalametPure, BarmeReczny, Cyree, DorBlue, ElementarzDwa, Erton, Establo, EstabloFat, Fiesta, Gosford, GotykPoszarpany, GrubaBerta, Hieroglify, HongKong (oriental simulation), Infantyl, InfantylFat, InfantylItalic, InfantylOut, Jiczyn, KeiserSousa, Kobajashi, Komix, Kwadryga, Lola, Magda, Manifest-Niski, Manifest, MaszynaAEG, MaszynaRoyalDark, MaszynaRoyalLight (typewriter types), MiniBet, MiniForma2, MiniJasc, MiniKongo, MiniLine2, MiniMasa, MiniQuan, MiniQuanMniejszy, MiniSet2, MiniSter, MiniStrzalki, MiniTot, Nerwus, Nokian, Nokian2, Opeln2001-Prosty, Opeln2001, Opeln2001Szeroki-Metro, Opeln2001Szeroki, Pascal, Paskowy, Passja, Quatron, QuatronFat, RecycleIt, Sandwich, SecesjaPL, Sloneczko, Szablon, Tabun, TechnicznaPomoc-Italic, TechnicznaPomoc, TechnicznaPomocRound, Ulisson, Vaderiii, Volan, Wabene, Xar.

In 2011, he established the commercial foundry GRIN3. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Baron von Fonthausen
[Jacques Le Bailly]

Jacques Le Bailly (b. 1975) is the "Baron von Fonthausen", located in Den Haag. He is working on commercial fonts such as Ballpoint, TyPress, Ballpoint, B-Day and Sardines-Light. Sardines (2008, Vette Letters) is described by Jan Middendorp as an amusing parade of heavyweight characters crammed into squares. In 2010, that monospaced family was expanded to VLNL Neue Sardines (42 styles). Designer of the pixel font Mekka.

Macula (2010) is a trompe l'oeuil typeface that is available from Bold Monday. It was inspired by Oscar Reutersvärd's impossible perspectives and M.C. Escher's optical illusions.

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Barré de couleur

Font made exclusively for the Centre George Pompidou in Paris in 1995 by the Atelier de création graphique. The designing group consists of Pierre Bernard, Cyril Cohen, Uli Meisenheimer, Johannes Bergerhausen. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Barry Deck

Born in Mount Pleasant, IA, in 1962, Barry Deck is a freelance graphic designer in LA, Chicago and NYC.

He designed Arbitrary (1990, a sharp-serifed sans) and Template Gothic (1990, grunge; see here for the Cyrillic version by Igor Polovodov and the Greek version by Panos Haratzopoulos) at Emigre in 1992 and 1994 [MyFonts says 1990...].

Rudy van der Lans recalls the Template Gothic story: It was designed by Barry Deck while he was a student at Cal Arts in the early 90s. Under the auspices of Ed Fella and Jeffery Keedy there was a lot of exciting type design experimentation going on at CalArts in those days. I remember that particular graduate class came to visit our studio in '92 or so. That's when we first saw Template Gothic. We liked the font and asked Barry if he would let us release it commercially. Hrant Papazian says that a lot of the credit for Template Gothic should go to Ed Fella.

Besides these two Emigre fonts, Barry designed many other faces. He sells Barry Sans Serif (1989), Washout, Traitor, Truth, Fontoid, Canicopulus Script (1989, named in honor of Eric Gill's extracurricular activities), Cyberotica (1994), Caustic Biomorph (1992, part of FUSE 4), Cyberfriendly, Moderne Sans Serif, Mutant Industry Roman (1989), and Orgasm Heavy.

More recently, Barry Deck designed Eunuverse specifically for RayGun and it was used in a few issues before this mag was bought-out.

Fonts at Thirstype: Cyberotica, Eunuverse, Traitor, Truth, FauxCRA (2002), Caustic Biomorph, Repressed, Orgasm, and Canicopulis. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Bartek Nowak
[GRIN3]

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Bartek Nowak
[Barmee.com (was: Czcionki.com, or: Barme Fonts)]

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BaseLAB
[Joancarles P. Casasín]

Barcelona-based foundry involved in custom font work, est. 2005. Original fonts: Inclusive (2007), Urbanium (2005, a bold display face), Handwritten, Eixample (2008, octagonal and rounded), Screech (2008) and Begyptienne. Modified fonts (or re-fonts in their words) include Le Grand Palais (stencil, for La Force de l'Art, Paris, 2006), BeTV (for a Belgian TV channel), and VijfTV (a modification of Chalet for a Flemish TV station). Their custom types include Atrapalo, Kipling (a fashion mag family done in 2011), STM Montreal (2011, for the Montreal transportation system), Dialogue, Kidswa, Hangar and Costa Design. One of the main collaborators is Joancarles P. Casasín. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Baseline Fonts
[Nathan Williams]

Foundry in Wichita, KS, founded in 1999 by Nathan Williams (b. Concordia, KS, 1973), formerly from the University of Kansas Art Museum Library. Its motto: The goal of the foundry is to provide uninterpreted revivals of type samples generated through disappearing printing methods, and create new fonts for dissemination in the type community. Order through MyFonts.Com or Union Fonts or Creatie Market. FontShop link. Klingspor link.

Fonts:

  • The Rodeo family of wood type fonts: 66 Rodeo, 57 Rodeo, 58 Rodeo (2003), Rodeo Rope, Rodeo Rope Superchunk.
  • The Tuscan family: Tuscan (2003, a wild west face). To this group we can add the Tuscan face Circus KS (2006).
  • Egyptians: Grit Gothic (2013), Grit Sans (2013), Heirloom Artcraft (2013), Worn Gothic (2013), Stately GG (2013), Grit Egyptienne (2005, grunge Egyptian family), Rough Egyptienne (2005).
  • Grunge faces: Antimony (2005, grunge), Dryden (distressed handwritten face).
  • Old typewriter fonts: Slab American Regular (old typewriter), Slab American Titling, Slab American Titling Heavy (2002). Slab American has 55 styles.
  • Art nouveau faces: Old Paris Nouveau (2003).
  • Pixelish faces: Base PXL7, 80s PXL Bold.
  • Display Sans: Maxime (2004, having support for most European languages; Maxime Shadow is available at FontShop), Woodgrit Thin (based on 19th century American letterpress fonts), Woodgrit Medium, Woodgrit Heavy, Pippen (squarish).
  • Calligraphic: Roundhand Regular.
  • Victorian: Boback.
  • The Grit family: Grit History (2003-2004), Grit Primer (2003), Grit Egyptienne, Grit Typesorts (2006, free).
  • The Old Times American family (+Italic, +Titling).
  • Pia Regular.
  • Kandt: the handwriting of legendary designer and art director James Kandt; 4 styles.
  • Chitchy.
  • AVI Sans.
  • Country Fang (2003, with Brian Miller).
  • Craft Roman
  • Licious Script.
  • Luxe (2003, casual).
  • Momentum (2002).
  • George Gibson (handwriting from mid 1800s).
  • Dingbats: Megaflakes 2010 (2010) and Megaflakes 2011 (2011).
  • Sketchwriter (2011).
  • Dusty Circus (2011) is a five-layer stacking display face designed to be infinitely morphed. It is a prototypical member of that old western circus font genre.
  • Bobbi Bee (2013). A connected script.
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Bastien Aubry
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BAT Foundry

French foundry opened in April 2010. It is a cooperative effort of Bruno Bernard, Stéphane Buellet, Jean-Baptiste Levée and Patrick Paleta. Fontdeck page. BAT stands for Bureau des Affaires Typographiques. Its fonts: Acier BAT (Jean-Baptiste Levée), Adso (Bruno Bernard), Synthese (Gilles Poplin and J.B. Levée), and Francesco (Franck Jalleau). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bata Barata (or: Brandbusters)
[Boris Borisogljepski]

Belgrade-based creator of these typefaces in 2012: Hokus Pokus (hand-printed), Airport Arrival, Trotoar (grunge). 500 icons and a set of medal icons called Medals in 2012. In 2013, he added Trotoar (grunge).

Graphic River link. Brandbusters link. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Batsuka Typeworks

Japanese outfit. Designed the commercial fonts Makuhari, Metropolis 2001, Yobatsuka. Roman and katakana versions. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bay Fonts (or: Bay Soft, or: Bay Animation, Inc.)
[Charles Biddle]

BaySoft or BayFonts (was: Bay Animation Inc) is a font vendor from Annapolis, MD. Charles Biddle established Bay Animation Inc there in 1994. They claim to have 8000 fonts, but clearly, these are mostly renamed fonts. I can not believe that they till operate. Interestingly, according to Ulrich Stiehl, Charles Biddle built up his collection with the help of Hans Fremuth, who had a similar collection marketed in Germany, called Profi-Schriften Business (Kelly Media). Still according to Stiehl, the majority of the Bay Animation fonts are doctored copies of Bitstream fonts (which in turn were knock-offs of Linotype fonts). The italics are merely awful computer-generated slants of romans, and thus, the collection is sub-par. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bayer Corp

A collection of fonts from Bayer Corp (1995): AlbertusExtraBoldW1, AlbertusMediumW1, AntiqueOliveW1, AntiqueOliveW1Bold, AntiqueOliveW1Italic, AvantGardeBook, AvantGardeBookOblique, AvantGardeDemi, AvantGardeDemiOblique, Bookman, BookmanDemi, BookmanDemiItalic, BookmanItalic, CGOmegaW1, CGOmegaW1Bold, CGOmegaW1BoldItalic, CGOmegaW1Italic, CGTimesW1, CGTimesW1Bold, CGTimesW1BoldItalic, CGTimesW1Italic, CenturySchlbkBold, CenturySchlbkBoldItalic, CenturySchlbkItalic, CenturySchlbkRoman, ClarendonCondensedW1Bold, CoronetW1Italic, GaramondW1Antiqua, GaramondW1Halbfett, GaramondW1Kursiv, GaramondW1KursivHalbfett, Helvetica-Narrow, Helvetica-NarrowBold, Helvetica-NarrowBoldItalic, Helvetica-NarrowItalic, Helvetica, HelveticaBlack, HelveticaBlackOblique, HelveticaBold, HelveticaBoldItalic, HelveticaItalic, HelveticaLight, HelveticaLightOblique, LetterGothicW1, LetterGothicW1Bold, LetterGothicW1Italic, MarigoldW1, PalatinoBold, PalatinoBoldItalic, PalatinoItalic, PalatinoRoman, UniversCondensedW1Bold, UniversCondensedW1BoldItalic, UniversCondensedW1Medium, UniversCondensedW1MediumItalic, UniversW1Bold, UniversW1BoldItalic, UniversW1Medium, UniversW1MediumItalic, ZapfChanceryMediumItalic, ZapfDingbats. See also here. Further fonts are here. Bayer's Courier families for Greek, East-European, Cyrillic, Turkish and Latin. Type 1 collection. All these fonts are in fact part of an old Lexmark printer package. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bea Canut
[Plan B]

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Bean & Morris
[Keith Morris]

Keith Morris (b. Sydney) runs Keith Morris Logo&Type Design in Sydney, Australia. Keith has designed and completed typefaces for clients for corporate and branding use. He also designs general logos and brand logos although a good deal of his work is commercial lettering for Australian and International Design and Advertising Agencies mainly in FMCG. He created the bouncy Morris Freestyle (ITC).

Via MyFonts, where he is listed under Bean&Morris (a collaboration of two prolific personalities in Australian lettering, logo design and typography, Russell Bean and Keith Morris), one can buy his typefaces, such as Lilianesque (2012), Libran (2009), Rumo Script (2009), Empire Display (2010), Shire Script (2010) and Waratah Gothic (2010).

Typefaces from 2012: Emporia Roman (a Trajan column typeface with a delicate roman).

Klingspor link.

View the typefaces of the Bean & Morris foundry. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Beatriz Cóias
[Pyramid Type]

[More]  ⦿

Beaufonts
[Ian Mitchell]

Beaufonts offers nice screen fonts and pixel fonts by Cecilia Garside, David Gibson, David Hand, Jonathan Hitchen, John Humphries, Ian Mitchell, Paul Musgrave, Oliver Payne and Simon Vaughan. Free Mac type 1 fonts, often of the pixel type. Fonts: Backstabber, Baseface, Bummer, Default_20PN55C, Disinformacion, FuckingGoodStencil, MissPeaches, Punkt, SansCounter, Suedehead, Swipe, Untiled. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Beautiful
[Roy Poh]

Beautiful is a design studio set up by creative director Roy Poh in Singapore. He created Chair Type (2011, experimental), Vera (2011, a baby curl caps face) and Mickey (2011), a playful alphabet based on Mickey Mouse. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bedoodle
[Susan Derrick]

Susan Derrick's foundry in Dayton, OH. Her fonts can be bought at MyFonts. Alternate URL. The list of creations (2005): Ancestry (caps), Angeline, Angelique (both curly scripts), Banderole, Fred and Ginger (two-line display face), Garden Gate (gate-inspired curly script), Monogram, Oxymoron (simple sans), Relativity, Scrapbook, Beads (dingbats) and Beading. In 2006, some handwriting fonts by Matthew Derrick were added: Funnies, Grimble Castle, Paparazzi, Scratch Pad, Selvin, Love Me and Wavy Gravy. Additions in 2009: Barack, Mrs. Obama, Malia (upright connected script), Violette (female script), Abbatia (ornaments), Frame Ups (frames), Sasha (didactic font with lines). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Behaviour (was: type behaviour)
[Anuthin Wongsunkakon]

Behaviour was founded in 1996 by Anuthin Wongsunkakon and Nirut Krusuansombat in Bangkok. They do graphic design, mainly. Type Behaviour is the font library of Behaviour. Anuthin teaches graphic design at School of Art and Design, Bangkok University and Chulalongkorn University.

Interview.

Fonts include OCRX, Aspirin, Interviewer, Songothic (1999), Behaviour, Keystonestate, Effectra, Hydrous, Ideologica, Waveeweekend, Matamorphosis, Berlidin. Commercial fonts available at T26 and PsyOps (where he did Hydrous). Also, many dingbats by Nirut Krusuansombat, again without downloads. Custom-made Thai fonts too.

[T-26] designer of Aspirin, Aspirin Advance, Aspirin Refill (hairline), Automate (2008), Behaviour, Berlidin, Carbon, Cellular One, Cellular Two, Cellular three, Coupe, Datum, Dotto, Dotto Deluxe, Effectra, Harbinger, Hydrous (2009, PsyOps and T-26), Ideologica, Interviewer, Keystone State, Labelo Ext, Labelo Rom, Labelo Uni, Metamorphosis, Myers Sans, OCRBe, OCRX, QR-Type, Son Gothic (+New Son Gothic), Wavee Weekend (upright script, Foto (2006, dingbats), Harbinger (2004, stencil), Myers Sans (2005), Aspirin, Carbon (2003, an octagonal font, which reappeared in 2006 as Carbon C6 and in 2008 at Cadson Demak as carbon Plus), Coupe (2006, 4-weight sans family), Labelo (2003, octagonal, +Varsity), Dotto, Dotto Deluxe (2002, dot matrix font), Behaviour, Berlidin (nice serifs), Ideologica (2000), Interviewer, KeystoneState, Metamorphosis, SonGothic, WaveeWeekend (2000), OCRX (2001, T-26), and Effectra (2001, T-26), Cellular-Complete (2002, T-26), POBox (2002, T-26, dingbats of postal imprints), Datum (2002, pixel font), Baked (2007, T-26), Board (2004, T-26), OCR-Be (2006).

Free font: Katan U Kata Way T (Thai font).

Dingbats: Arvaiyava, Bahnpaburut, I'm icons, Monsoon, Pixxo (pixel-based icons), Prajanbarn, SO-6.

MyFonts sells the athletic lettering fonts Labelo Ext (2007, T-26), Option Sans (2009, T-26), Labelo Varsity and Board Deluxe, Enzyme (2010, Cadson Demak), Amino (2010, Cadson Demak: an organic family).

Typefaces at Katatrad include Ra Bobb Thai (2012, octagonal).

Typefaces from 2013: EQ Pro (+Rounded: Cadson Demak).

FontShop link. Klingspor link.

View Anuthin Wongsunkakon's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Bellafonts

GabbySol Neterprise dba Bellafonts is a foundry, est. 2011, in Mineral Wells, WV. They created the dingbat faces Diaper Bag (2011) and Leprechaun Vomit (2011). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Belldorado
[Adam Bell]

Foundry in München, Germany, run by Adam Bell (b. 1972, Landsberg), who despite his name is a native German. After learning to be a silkscreen printer he studied graphic design in Würzburg. Together with Tanja Kischel and Georg Behringer, he runs a small design agency and shop called Umwerk in München since 2004.

Creator of the octagonal family called Longhorn (2012), which includes a 3d style as well as a stencil style. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Ben Balvanz
[Fontalicious]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Ben Jones
[Protimient.com]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Ben Mecke-Burford
[M-B Creative]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Ben Nathan
[Ha-Fontia Shel Ben (was: Bensfonts.com)]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

BenBenWorld (or: BB Bureau)
[Benoît Bodhuin]

Benoît Bodhuin (aka Ben Ben) lived in Tournai, Belgium, but seems now to be in "chti" country, i.e., in Villeneuve d'Ascq, France. He studied mathematics and graphic design. Freelance graphic designer since 2004. In 2011, he set up Benben World at MyFonts.

Dafont link. Yet another URL. Behance link.

Designer of the pixel fonts Logotix (2004), Latham and 5x7 Negatie Moyenne. In 2010, he made the paperclip face La Pipo, which was published in 2011 by Die Gestalten. He created the commercial angular sans face S-L (2006) which was originally made for the University of Arts Saint-Luc in Tournai. It was published by Volcano.

Commercial faces include S-L Bold (2012, a hexagonal face based on his design at St. Luc in 2006), Zigzag (2012, Volcano Type; a font originally made for the Vivat theater), and Marianne (2012, BenBenWorld: an inline and modular typeface family).

In 2013, he published the stencil / fractured typeface Mineral. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Benjamin Buchegger
[Typisch Beton]

[More]  ⦿

Benjamin de Lotz
[Benny Designs (was: Benjamin de Lotz Design&Typography)]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Benjamin Woodlock
[Subtext Office]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Benny Designs (was: Benjamin de Lotz Design&Typography)
[Benjamin de Lotz]

Benny Designs (ex-Benjamin de Lotz Design&Typography) is Benjamin de Lotz's outfit in London. de Lotz (b. 1973) created Bereta (1998), available from 2Rebels. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Benoît Bodhuin
[BenBenWorld (or: BB Bureau)]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Benoit Desprez
[Bluefonts.com (was: theblueratsfontsarchives, or les rats bleus)]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Benoit Godde
[Port-voix]

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Benton-Waldo Type Foundry

American Typefoundry. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Berserker Studio
[Christopher Mooij]

Berserker Studio is Christopher Mooij's graphic design studio in Monterrey, Mexico. He created La Revolucion and Green in 2009. He designed the hairline geometric faces This is her type (2010) and BRSRKR (2010), and the experimental geometric faces Bibo (2010), Nova (2010) and Balla (2010). At the end of 2010, he started work on a big avant garde sans family called República Sans. Raw (2011) is a modular experimental face. Behance link. Cargo Collective link. Another Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

BERTLib (Fontstuff)

Fontstuff, est. 2005, sells BERTLib, the "Berlin Electronically Remastered Type Library". It has offices in London. Berthold, which folded in 1993, had a 2000+ type collection, which came in the hands of Freydank, Körbis, Pillich, Talke GbR in 1996 who lent it out to Berthold PrePress GmbH in 1997 under the name The Berthold Type Collection. Babylon Schrift Kontor GmbH, the company of Klaus Bartels, offered type 1 fonts from this collection for sale since 2000, but it disappeared some time later when Bartels died. BERTLib acquired the original Ikarus data of the Berthold Type Collection (over 2000 fonts) and set out to make high quality OpenType fonts with full support of all European languages, and fully Unicode-compliant. Slowly, these fonts are now being released by BERTLib. Not to be confused with Berthold Types Ltd from Chicago, who produced its library from Berthold type 1 data, not Ikarus data, of the same collection. Because of typename protection by Berthold Types, BERTLib had to change some font names. Some fonts also cover Cyrillic and Greek, but Maltese and Turkish are standard in all typefaces. More research needs to be done about the Berthold bankruptcy in 1993. They had a lot of debts. How can two different companies "acquire" or "get" the rights and sources of their collection? Who took care of the debts? Were there some underhanded deals? BERTLib twice refused to send me a list of types to which their own names can be matched. No names of digitizers or font BERTLib font designers or BERTLib owners are given. And finally, one has to pay 2.50 Euros just to see a sample of a font. All that makes me think that this company is one of businessmen rather than passionate type designers. Typefaces from these type designers/foundries have been or are being converted right now: Aldo Novarese, American Typefounders, Bernd Möllenstädt, Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue, Bruce Rogers, Claude Garamond, David Quay, Eric Gill, Erik Spiekermann, Facsimilie Fonts, Frederic Warde, Friedrich Berthold, Georg Trump, Giambattista Bodoni, Gustav Jaeger, Günter Gerhard Lange, Hermann Hoffmann, Herbert Post, Inland Typefoundry of St. Louis, John Baskerville, Justus Erich Walbaum, Karl Gerstner, Louis Oppenheim, Morris Fuller Benton, Nicolas Cochin, Otl Aicher, Schriftenatelier Taufkirchen, Thomas Maitland Cleland, William Caslon. I created this page with remarks on their fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Beta
[Tanawat Sakdawisarak]

Beta is the company of Tanawat Sakdawisarak, a graduate of the Faculty of Visual Communication Arts and Graphic Design at Assumption University in Bangkok. It sells fonts and EPS format typefaces through YWFT, all more or less alchemic in nature.

In 2009, Tanawat designed several Latin and Thai typefaces such as Bedhead Sweet (avant-garde face) and Bedhead Sway (paper-fold face).

In 2012, he and Praire Kongpairin codesigned the alchemic hieroglyph-inspired typeface Saita (available at Ten Dollar Fonts). Still in 2012, he created YWFT Roland (an EPS format ornamental caps face), Baltic and Whiskey in a related style. YWFT Dogma (2012) is an EPS caps face based on the same design principles.

In 2013, he published the EPS vector set YWFT Pipe and writes: It's not a flatbed truck, it's a series of tubes, and this totally tubular Pipe will carry you down the water slide to bubble town before you can say "pop art." A little touch of Nintendo, some extra olive juice, and a green Jell-o chaser make for this bubbling EPS vector handset, containing two different styles: flat and glossy/reflection. King (2013) is an alchemic EPS forrmat typeface family.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Beta Bi

German corporate font design firm (click on FontLabor). Mac fonts: Beta Modul, Beta Wyriad, Beta Kabel, Beta Blocker, Beta Base (pixel font), Beta Norm, Beta Vector. Based in Hamburg. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Betatype
[Christian Robertson]

Betatype was established in 2003 by Christian Robertson, and is located in Concord, CA. It offers custom type design services as well as commercial fonts. Christian completed the BFA program in Graphic Design at Brigham Young University in Provo, UT, and was a partner at Mansfield Design Company in American Fork, UT. He joined Google where he presently works.

While at at Brigham Young University, he designed Alexandre (2004, a roman influenced by blackletter), Blackletter No.36, Uncial New (2004, an uncial with a unicase feel), Aloe (2003), Betatype No. 28 (2003, a semiserif), Ulysses (2003), Pill Aberration, Raisin Nut, Pill Gothic (2001, a sans family published in 2004 at Umbrella Type/Veer), Beezer Sans, Uncial Slab, Sketch No. 26, Sketch No. 25, Dear Sarah (2004, a contextual handwriting face done with great care, available from Umbrella Type), and Factory. i

Betatype published these fonts:

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Betterfear.us (or: XXII Fonts, Or Doubletwo Studios)
[Lecter Johnson]

Lecter Johnson (Betterfear.us) published many free fonts between 2007-2012. At Behance, we find the name John Thorn (Germany) and a memtion of Hamburg.

Typefaces: XXII Sinoz DSP (2010-2011, elliptical face), XXII Gory Bastard (2011), XXII BLACKMETAL WARRIOR (2010), XXII Menga (2010, a technical sans family), XXIIARMY (2007, stencil), XXIIDECONSTRUCTION-DESTRUCTION-AREA (2007, grunge), XXIIDONT-MESS-WITH-VIKINGS-HARDCORE (2007, octagonal), XXIISTRAIGHT-ARMY, Army Dirty (grunge stencil), XXIIUltimate-Black-Metal (2007, cracked metal look), XXII Scratch (2007, scratchy face), XXII DEVILS-RIGHT-HAND (handprinted), XXII BLACK-BLOCK (grunge), XXII MISANTHROPIA (2008, a rigid geometric sans family), XXII Arabian Onenightstand (2008: Arabic or Indic simulation face), XXII Urban Cutouts (2009, grunge), and XXII Static (2007, futuristic).

His web site has a threatening nazi sort of look, but the fonts are (were) free. Betterfear.us claims to be located in St. Pauli, Hamburg, and is also known on MyFonts, where some of its fonts can be bought, as Doubletwo Studios. These include XXII Yonia (rounded script family loaded with opentype features), XXII Goregrinder, XXII Grober Bleistift (2013, marker font), XXII Centar (a sans family with a free regular style), XXII Totenkult (2012), XXII Blackened Wood (2013), XXII Candylove (heavy signage or packaging script), XXII Centars Sans (2012), XXII Daemon Runes (2012), XXII Total Death (2012), XXII HandTypewriter (2012), XXII Daemon (2012), XXII Marker (2011), XXII BLACK BLOCK SERIFA (2008), XXII Mescaline (2009 Western style), XXII Misanthropia (2010, geometric sans), XXII Urban Cutouts (2010), XXII Marker (2011), XXII Blasphema (2011) and XXII STREITKRAFT (2008, a stencil family with grungy versions added). Older list of fonts: Devils Right Hand (blackboard script), Black Block (grunge), Static (techno), Ultimate Blackmetal, Scratch, Don't Mess With Vikings, Army Dirty (grunge stencil), Army Straight, Black Block Eroded.

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

BezierRider Production (or: BRP)

Free fonts Cave Star, XOX. Free demo fonts Uptown Family, Betcha, Space Love. For now, Mac fonts only. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bibliographisches Institut & F.A. Brockhaus AG
[Sigrid Hecker]

Mannheim-based company which has the copyright of these fonts made in 1997: Uc_020, Uc_021, Uc_030, Uc_200, Uc_210, Uc_211, Uc_220, Uc_221, Uc_251, Uc_260, Ucs020, Ucs021, Ucs030, Ucs200, Ucs210, Ucs211, Ucs220, Ucs221, Ucs251, Ucs260, Ucs270. These were custom designed by Sigrid Hecker, Vits Bureau für Gestaltung, Mannheim. Note: F.A. Brockhaus AG was a printer and publisher in Leipzig, Germany. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bieler Press

Gerald Lange's Bieler Press was founded in 1975. Available from The Bieler Press are several nice collections of metal type from various domestic and foreign foundries:

  • Bernhard Modern Roman [American Type Founders. Lucian Bernhard, 1937].
  • Bulletin Typewriter [Barnhard Brothers & Spindler. 1925, 1933].
  • Claudius Fraktur [Klingspor. Rudolf Koch, 1931-1934].
  • Dominante, Dominante Italic, Dominante Bold [Ludwig & Mayer. Johannes Schweitzer, 1959].
  • Domino [Ludwig & Mayer. Alfred Riedel, 1954].
  • Folio Medium Extended [Bauer. Konrad F. Bauer/Walter Bauer, 1957-1962].
  • Information Grotesque [Klingspor. Heinrich Schmidt, 1924].
  • Lydian [American Type Founders. Warren Chappell, 1938-1946].
  • Nubian [American Type Founders. W. T. Sniffin, 1928].
  • Rundgotisch (16D/18), Uhlen Rundgotisch (16D/18, 24, 30, 22/24) [Hansestadt Letter Foundry (English Monotype Supercaster). Emil Rudolf Weiss, 1937].
  • Sachsenwald (16D/18), Sachsenwald Light (24D, 30D), Sachsenwald Gotisch (22D/24, 48) [Hansestadt Letter Foundry (English Monotype Supercaster). Berthold Wolpe, 1937].
[Google] [More]  ⦿

Big Typephoon
[Thomas W. Ziller]

Thomas W. Ziller (b. 1970, Grand Island, NE) is the [T-26] designer of Arcturus (a futuristic font) and ArcturusBats (1994). Also designed Knucklehead (2008), BubbleGum (1994) and Muscleman (2007). His foundry is called Big Typephoon. Dafont link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Bigelow&Holmes
[Charles Bigelow]

Bigelow&Holmes was founded by Charles Bigelow and Kris Holmes. Charles Bigelow (b. 1945, Detroit) is a type designer and teacher, who runs his own studio, Bigelow&Holmes. Bigelow was a colleague of Danolad Knuth at stanford University when Knuth developed his Computer Modern typeface family for TeX. In mid-2006, Bigelow accepted the Melbert B. Cary Distinguished Professorship at Rochester Institute of Technology's School of Print Media. Typefaces designed by Bigelow:

  • The Lucida family (1985) is used in several scientific publications such as Scientific American. Its iorigins go back to Computer Modern. I find it more appropriate for screens than paper, but that is just a personal view. The Lucida family contains LucidaConsole (1993), LucidaSansTypewriter (1991), LucidaFax, LucidaCalligraphy, LucidaBright, Lucida Blackletter (1991, a bastarda) and Lucida Handwriting. It has been recently expanded to comply with the Unicode Standard, and includes non-Latin scripts such as Cyrillic, Greek, Arabic and Hebrew. Charles Bigelow created the font families Lucida Math (with Kris Holmes, 1993), Lucida Sans (with Kris Holmes, 1985), Lucida Typewriter Sans (with Kris Holmes, 1985) and Lucida Serif (with Kris Holmes, 1993). The paper by Charles Bigelow and Kris Holmes, The design of a Unicode font (Electronic Publishing, 1993, pp.289-305), explains the design issues such as letter heights, readability studies, and typeface designs for readers versus non-readers of the various scripts.
  • Syntax Phonetic.
  • Leviathan (1979).
  • Apple Chicago (1991), Apple Geneva (1991).
  • Microsoft Wingdings (1992).
Ascender link. Wikipedia link. FontShop link. Klingspor link. Font Squirrel link. Ascender link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Bill Andersen
[Andersen Agency]

[More]  ⦿

Bill Bogusky
[Bogusky2]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Bill Dettering
[SWFTE]

[More]  ⦿

Bill Horton
[Foster and Horton]

[More]  ⦿

Bill Kroll
[Bill Kroll Typography]

[More]  ⦿

Bill Kroll Typography
[Bill Kroll]

Bill Kroll's from Minneapolis, MN, is selling his creations: Kings Chancery, Minrose Black, Gambo, Korient (oriental simulation), Mu Initials, Rosecaps, Kyposh Light Extended, Kay Italic, Kaplumb Black, Kaligtry, Rosa Script, Ketex. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bill Moran
[Blinc Publishing]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Bill Tchakirides
[UTF Type Foundry]

[More]  ⦿

Bill Troop
[Adagio Type Foundry]

[More]  ⦿

Bill Wolfer
[Wolfer Type Design]

[More]  ⦿

Billy Bacon
[Subvertaipe]

[More]  ⦿

Billy Jacobs
[Coffee Bin Fonts]

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Bilt Fonts (or: Aruban Font Foundry)
[George Ryan]

Established in 2003 by George Ryan in Arlington, MA, Bilt Fonts (Aruban Font Foundry) sells revivals and original designs through MyFonts. Typefaces include Pietin, Geo Sans, Netto, Rescue, Jingle, Geo Tablet, Lottsa Lotta, Big Stuff, Rainman, Depth Charge, Sansand, Bulla Bulla, Kappa Nappa, Kappa Sappa, Sarabella (2004, calligraphic), Marcus Texus (fun informal), Marcus Displaeus, and Spio Beo. George Ryan held senior positions at Linotype and Bitstream since 1979, where he has been involved in the production of over 2500 fonts. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Binnenland.Ch
[Nik Thoenen]

Swiss foundry which made several (typically Swiss) techno-sans families, such as Regular (originally created by Norm (Dimitri Bruni and Manuel Krebs) as a lucidly structured and fully formulated headline typeface font back in 1999. In 2006 adapted and rounded out by Nik Thoenen to this current version), Relevant (Michael Mischler and Nik Thoenen, 2007; loosely influenced by 'Record Gothic', created by R. Hunter Middleton for the Ludlow Typograph Company in 1927), T-Star Pro, T-Star TW Pro (typewriter face, Michael Mischler, 2002), and Blender Pro (Nik Thoenen, 2002-2009: an octagonal sans face). Catalog (Michael Mischler and Nik Thoenen, 2005) is a serif family. FRAC (Nik Thoenen, 2003) is octagonal. Korpus (2012) is a text family designed by Mika Mischler and Nik Thoenen.

Klingspor link for Nik Thoenen. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bionic Type Engineering
[Malte Haust]

Malte Haust is a German designer at T26 who made the Kernfusion, SynKro, InterFacer (1998) and DorisOrange families in 2000. DorisOrange free download at Maniackers in Japan. Also runs Bionic Type Engineering Labs in Duesseldorf, Germany, where Doris Fuerst (juici) and Malte Haust (dePhrag2.0) showcase their font creations such as the BTEBioterminal family (by Malte Haus). Hit the "decode" button. Synkro is a dot matrix font at T-26. Other fonts at T26 include Cyberwar (2000), Comsat (2000, a stencil family) and Comsat Navy (2000). Full font list in 2002: 01.MB Truth, Alphabot, Comsat, Comsat Navy, Comsat Breakdown, Cyberwar, Doris Orange, Interfacer, Kernfusion, Neo Tokio, SynKro, Team Riders, Technik, Überform. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

B.J. Alumbaugh
[Oscillating Type Foundry (or: OSC Type Foundry)]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Bjorn Ramberg
[Lederhosen]

[More]  ⦿

Black Plum
[Trent Williams]

Trent Williams runs Black Plum in Brooklyn, NY. He designed several logotypes but is mostly concerned with graphic design and corporate identity. One of his faces is Olivo Verde (organic). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Blackdreamist
[Keith Hayden]

Blackdreamist is Keith hayden's typefoundry in Kansas City, MO. Keith Hayden is graphic designer, specializing in photo-manipulations, illustrations, and branding. Born in Kansas City, where he lives and works, Keith studied at the Art Institute of San Diego, and then at the Art Institute of Kansas City where he received a Bachelors degree in Graphic Design.

Creator of Minimalisto (2012). Benthem (2012) is a wonderful free art deco typeface family.

Behance link. Cargo Collective link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Blackletra
[Daniel Sabino]

Brazilian type designer Daniel Sabino de Souza studied under Laura Meseguer at the Eina-Escuela Superior de Disseny in Barcelona. His foundry in Sao Paulo is called Blackletra (est. 2012). He has taught type design at IED/Sao Paulo.

He won an award at Tipos Latinos 2012 and at TDC 2013 for Karol. In 2012, he won the Silver Prize in the Latin category of the Morisawa Type Design Competition for Hashar, a beautiful angular connected script face.

In 2013, he published Karol at Type O Tones. Falado (2013) is a delicate display typeface commissioned by Estudio Mucho for the graphic identity of the Spanish orchestra La Filarmónica. It won a Gold Medal at Laus'13.

In 2014, he designed the angular script typeface Haltrix (Village). Haltrix, Gandur and Karol Sans all won awards at Tipos Latinos 2014.

Village link (since 2014). Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Blackout Fonts
[Raymond Robert Holling]

Designers of Blackout (2007, futuristic), Curves Accent (2007, multilined and artsy), and paperclip Wire (2007). Blackout is run by Raymond Robert Holling (b. Phoenix, AZ, 1987) who is working towards a degree in visual communication at Arizona State University. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Blambot!
[Nate Piekos]

Blambot Comics Fonts was founded in 1999 by graphic Designer and illustrator, Nate Piekos. Blambot has a huge number of original free comics fonts and balloons by Nate Piekos (East Providence, RI, b. RI, 1975). Comic Lettering is an alternate URL, where you can also order logo designs, custom fonts, and custom lettering. Fontspace link. The fonts:

  • 2014: Astounded Round BB, Astounder Squared BB, Sleuth Serif BB, Crypto Creep BB, Wretched Remains BB (brushy Halloween font), Mech Effects 1 BB, We Come in Peace BB, Manga Master BB.
  • 2013: Unearthed BB (Celtic), Always Angry BB, Sequentialist BB, Might Makes Right BB, Fight To The Finish BB, Palooka BB, ManlyMen BB, Trash Cinema BB, Bulletproof BB, Ticking Timebomb BB (LED font), Potty Mouth BB (dingbats), Vengeful Gods BB (Greek simulation face), , Blowhole BB (fat finger font family), Shrunken Head BB, Perihelion (+Condensed: elliptical sans).
  • 2012: Dungeon Dweller BB, Mark of the Beast BB (Halloween font), Monsterific BB, Tough as nails BB, Longbow BB (a rough-edged blackletter), Gamma Rays BB, Inkslinger BB (a true comic book style family), Saucer BB (sketch font), Smells Like Tacos BB, Mutant Academy BB, Destroy Earth BB, Mandroid BB, Fundead BB, Stupid Head BB, Spellbreaker BB, Elevations BB (2012, a blueprint typeface), Revenger BB (angular family).
  • 2011: Silver Bullet BB (a fat handdrawn blackletter face), Shallow Grave BB, Imaginary Friend BB, Highjinks BB, ShallowGrave BB, Quahog BB (angular, calligraphic), Mumble Grumble BB, Action Figure BB, Piekos FX Rough BB, ChainsawzBB, Heavy Mettle, Billy The Flying Robot BB, Longbox BB.
  • 2010: Ninjutsu BB, Protest Paint BB, Rock Steady BB, Ladylike BB, Protest Paint BB (grunge), Tone Deaf BB, Clown Teeth BB, Irish Stout BB (beer label face), Sans Sanity BB, Straight To Hell, Unmasked, Piekos FX BB, Hometown Hero BB, Piekos Professional; BB, Big Bad Bold BB, Crash Landing, HoneyMead BB, Secret Origins (2010).
  • 2009: Dragonbones BB, MeanStreets BB, Two Fisted BB, RedStateBlueState BB, Scream Queen, Fresh Meat BB, Gone Fission BB, Black Hole, Life Form, Crimewave BB, Firepower BB, Artists Alley BB, Stronghold BB, Village Idiot, Raging Red Lotus (2009, oriental simulation), Dwarven Axe BB, Silver Age BB, Flyboy BB (2009, techno), Giant Sized Spectacular BB (2009).
  • 2008: Snake Oil Salesman (old typewriter face), Earthman and Earthman Extended (a nice 12-style retro sans family), Clairvoyant BB, KrakHead BB [one of my favorites], Blambot FXPro BB, Sangre BB, Dearly Departed BB, Boogers, Bada Boom BB, Old Crone BB (2008, bewitched style).
  • 2007: Fire Fight BB, After Dark BB, Post Mortem BB, Fold and Staple BB (with Brandon J. Carr), Dunce Cap BB, DeathRattle BB, Potty Mouth BB, Dominatrix BB (grunge), Shore Leave BB (based on sailor tattoos), Cloudsplitter BB, Drawing Board (inspired by Tekton), Warhorse BB, Warmonger BB.
  • 2006: Duty Calls BB, Hellfire BB, AveAveBB, Indie Star, Blamblam BB, Braaains BB (dingbats), Musashi BB, Atland Sketches, Double Life BB, SkinDeep BB, SkinDeep Swashes BB, Newsflash.
  • 2005: KeelhauledBBBold, KeelhauledBB, MainframeBBBold, MainframeBB, Alter Ego BB, Entrails, Mastermind BB, Zooom BB, Whitechapel BB (handwriting), Sucker Punch, Crimefighter, 10c Soviet, CyranoBB, Praetorium, Spectre Verde, Hired Goons, Afterlife BB (2005, tall ascendered face), Seven Monkey Fury (oriental simulation face), Spectre Verde, FeedbackBB.
  • 2004: Atland, Creative Block, Midnightsnack BB, Bloody Murder BB, Seven Swordsmen, Webletterer, Rackum Frackum, Oh Crud, CatholicSchoolGirlsBB, Antihero, Dark Arts, Bearded Lady BB, BottleRocket, Streetcred, Lowrider, Extra pickles (2004).
  • 2003: Square Jaw BB, Shinobi, Bar Brawl, Holy Mackerel (2003, Craterface BB, Zombie Guts, Knuckle Sandwich, Workingman, Fat Stack BB, Santa's Big Secret, ArrMatey, Tokyo Robot, JackLanternBB, Perils of Piekos, Turntablz, Wicked Queen (2003, free), Golden Oldie, Badaboom, OhCrap, Whoop Ass, Damn Noisy Kids, Paperboy, Armor Piercing, Radioactive Granny, Sidekick International, Digital Strip, Mighty Zeo, Arcanum, Zud Juice, Ale&Wenches, Bar Brrawl, Bar Brawl BB, Armored Science BB, Blamdude, Shinobi, Man of Science, Sidekick BB (2003).
  • 2002 and earlier: AndroidNation, Blambot-Custom, Blambot-Standard, Captain-Spandex, Casket-Breath, Concetta, Dupuy-Bold, Edible-Pet-II, Edible-Pet, Edible-PetInternational, Enchilada, Evil-Genius, Flat-Earth-Scribe, Gunhead-Chick, Lovecraft's-Diary, Mouth Breather, Mighty-Tomato, MonkeyChunks, Monkeyboy, Mummy-Loves-You, Mutant-Supermodel, Nate's-Choice, PiranhaSexual, Red-Right-Hand, Roboshemp, Space-Pontiff, Squeezy-Cheez, Urinetoast, Voodoo-Doll, YellaBelly, Zartz!, TwelveTonFishstick, TwelveTonSushi, A.C.M.E.-Explosive!-Bold, A.C.M.E.-Explosive!, GrungeUpdate, Mothership, Twelve-Ton-Goldfish, Whoop-Ass, WickedQueen BB, Winter-in-Gotham, 13 O Clock, ACMEInternational, ChroniclesofaHero, ChroniclesofaHeroBold, FanboyHardcore, KidKosmic, LetterOMatic, MangaTemple, GorillaMilkshake, Caeldera, Belizarius, Bottix, ChatteryTeeth, OrangeFizz, OrangeFizzItalic, Pythia, SpiritMedium. Direct access.
  • Commercial fonts: Knuckle Sandwich, Utility Belt, Tentacle Jones, Rocketboy, Seargent Six-Pack, Secret Identity, Edible Pet 3, Piekostype, LintMcCree Mysteries, Doc Seismic, Mike Allred's AAA, AAARGH, Allred's Aliens Invade, Asteroids for Lunch, Action Away, Allred's Amazing Stupendous, ArmorPiercing, Mars Police, Irezumi, Holy Macxkerel, Hudson VC, CreepingEvil, BlambotPro (great), Creeping Evil, Rooftop Run, AAA Redmeat, Eurocomic, Comic Geek, Jack Armstrong (nice), Rivenshield (useful), Howard Bros (nice), Mighty Zeo, Cajun Boogie, Betty Noir, Sand Diego '02, Wrecking Ball, Miskatonic, Roswell Wreckage, WizardSpeak, VanHelsing, Glass Jam, BucketOBlood, Three Arrows, Damn Noisy Kids, Humbucker, Oh Crap, Caveman, Blambot Casual, 10CentComics, BettyNoir, BigBlokeBB, BlamDudeBB, BlamDudeBBItalic, CajunBoogie, DetectivesInc, Irezumi, IrezumiItalic, SpiritMedium, VanHelsing.

    Over 1000 free fonts here: 10CentSoviet, 10CentSovietBold, ACMEExplosive, ACMEExplosiveBold, ACMESecretAgent, ACMESecretAgentBold, ACMESecretAgentItalic, AleandWenchesBB, AleandWenchesBBBold, AndroidNation, AndroidNationBold, AndroidNationItalic, AnimeAce, AnimeAceBold, AnimeAceItalic, Arcanum, ArcanumBold, ArcanumItalic, ArmorPiercing, ArmorPiercing20BB, ArmorPiercing20BBItalic, ArmorPiercingItalic, ArrrMateyBB, BadaBoomBB, BattleLines, BettyNoir, BigBlokeBB, BlamDudeBB, BlamDudeBBItalic, BlambotCustom, Bottix, BottleRocketBB, BottleRocketBBBold, Caeldera, CajunBoogie, CatholicSchoolGirlsBB, ChroniclesofaHero, ChroniclesofaHeroBold, CreativeBlockBB, CreativeBlockBBBold, CrimeFighterBB, CrimeFighterBBBold, DamnNoisyKids, DarkArtsBB, DetectivesInc, DigitalStrip, DigitalStripBold, DigitalStripItalic, DwarfSpiritsBB, EvilGeniusBB-Bold, EvilGeniusBB, FanboyHardcore, FanboyHardcoreBold, FanboyHardcoreItalic, FatStackBB, FeastofFleshBB, FeastofFleshBBItalic, FeedbackBB, FeedbackBBItalic, FlyboyBB, GorillaMilkshake, GorillaMilkshakeItalic, Irezumi, IrezumiItalic, JackLanternBB, KeelhauledBB, KeelhauledBBBold, KidKosmic, KidKosmicBold, KidKosmicItalic, LetterOMatic, LetterOMaticBold, LetterOMaticItalic, MainframeBB, MainframeBBBold, MangaTemple, MangaTempleBold, MangaTempleItalic, MarsPolice, MarsPoliceItalic, MightyZeo20, MightyZeo20Bold, MightyZeo20Italic, MightyZeoCaps20, MightyZeoCaps20Bold, MightyZeoCaps20Italic, Miskatonic, MouthBreatherBB, MouthBreatherBBBold, NewsflashBB, OhCrap, OhCrudBB, OrangeFizz, OrangeFizzItalic, PraetoriumBB, PsiphoonBB, Pythia, RagingRedLotusBB-Italic, RagingRedLotusBB, RoswellWreckage, SanitariumBB, SantasBigSecretBB, SergeantSixPack, SevenMonkeyFuryBB, SevenSwordsmenBB, ShockTherapyBB-Italic, ShockTherapyBB, SpectreVerdeBB, SpectreVerdeBBBold, SpiritMedium, SwingSetBB, TurntablzBB, TurntablzBBBold, TwelveTonFishstick, TwelveTonSushi, Umberto, Vampiress, VillageIdiotBB, WarmongerBB, WebLettererBB, WebLettererBBBold, WhoopAss, WickedQueenBB, WizardSpeak, WizardSpeakWorn, Yoshitoshi, YoshitoshiBold, YoshitoshiItalic, ZudJuice, ZudJuiceBold, ZudJuiceItalic.

Dafont link. Klingspor link. Fontspace link.

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Blank is The New Black
[Thomas Johnson Quinn]

Graphic design studio located in Chicago, IL, which is run by graphic designer Thomas Johnson Quinn (b. 1980, Two Rivers, WI), a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design (2003). In 2009, he created the 4-style pixel/dot matrix family Versteeg. Along the same theme, he made Niemi (2010), Toews (2010) and Huet (2010).

In 2012, he created the extreme contrast didone face Volterra.

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Blazej Ostoja Lniski

Blazej Ostoja Lniski is an artist from Poland specialized in painting and lithography. He is the Dean of the Faculty of Graphic Arts at a local university. Creator of Rospi Clean (2014: inspired by the weekly Tygodnik Ilustrowany from 1933), Rospo Wood (2014: a worn letterpress typeface inspired by the weekly Tygodnik Ilustrowany (1933)), Lupo (2014), Kapra (2014) and Bobbin (2014, letterpress style), which were inspired by You And Me Monthly published by the (Polish) National Magazines Publisher RSW Prasa which was active from 1960-1973. Kapra is beautiful---it has some of the masculinity of Impact and the naïveté of wood type. Other typefaces by him in 2014 include Skuul (a desperate cold war font inspired by a Letraset font from 2981), Blezja (inspired by a metal tin dated 1907, Potsdam), Greta (a roman face based on a prayer book from 1888), and Kleks (grunge typeface inspired by vernacular typegraphy in Potsdam).

You Work For Them link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Blinc Publishing
[Bill Moran]

Bill Moran at Blinc Publishing (est. 1996, St. Paul, MN) is the creator with Darrel Austin at Chank of Goshen, Gommorah, and Prospect. He also created Gideon (2001, 999USD!!!!!), Bell Martellus (2006, a Carolingian script family commissioned by the James Ford Bell Library at the University of Minnesota; codesigned with Chank Diesel), and Sodom (1999, with Chank). Hamilton Offset (2002, Chank) was based on an alphabet from the Hamilton Wood Type Printing Museum. He also made Flour Sack (2006).

He writes: As a youngster in Green Bay, Bill began his career as an apprentice in his father's print shop [Jim Moran]. He honed his graphic design skills at the University Of Wisconsin-Stout and proceeded to work for Norwest Banks, The Artist known as Prince, and 3M before starting his own business. Bill serves as the Artistic Director for the Hamilton Woodtype and Printing Museum.

Chank link. Blinc specializes in turn-of-the-century wood and lead type.

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Blind Fontes (Fé Cega)
[Marcelo Rosauro]

Blind Fontes is a Brazilian foundry located in Rio and run by Marcelo Rosauro. Bad URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Blu Creative Media

Commercial display fonts: Blu Convecta, Blu Smalts, Blu esoteric, Blu Splash, Blu Sharpie. Overdesigned over-cookied web page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Blue Sky Graphics

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Blue Typo
[Manuel Guerrero]

Manolo Guerrero (Blue Typo, San Luis Potosi, Mexico) is the Mexican creator of Deconstructa (2005, grunge), Hybrid Screen (2005), and Optica (2008, an opart or optical illusion texture face). Optica won an award at TDC2 2009 and a grand prize at Tipos Latinos 2010 (in the experimental type category) and can be bought at MyFonts under the Cocijotype label. Optica is a tribute to Colombian artist Omar Rayo's optical art.

FontStructions by him in 2009 include Block 02 (stencil). In 2009, he also made the experimental face MiniBlock (Cocijotype). In 2010, Sticky was published---it is an experimental brick face.

http://www.behance.net/bluetypo">Behance link. Another Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Blue Vinyl
[Jess Latham]

Blue Vinyl (est. 1997) has free and commercial designs by Jess Latham (b. 1974, Birmingham, AL).

The early typefaces (before 2003): Grumble (1999, grunge), Hot Fudge (2003), Dia De Los Muertos BV (2003, Halloween-style dingbats), Delorita BV (2003), Dance Craze (2002), Redford (2002, black display font), CharmsBV (2002, dingbats), LearningCurve BV (for children), HornyDevils, Princess (girls stuff dings), TurnTable (2001), Vinyl Smooth (2001), StereoLab, 60sChic, Airwave, Cafe Noire, Lucky Charms, Punk Rock, Chains, Slasher, Blue Melody, Sugar Coma (1999, junk food dingbats), Metal on Metal, Hearts, Crushed Out Girl, Nuwave, Deco Cafe, Screen, Rock Star (dingbats), Gothic Ultra Trendy, Film Star, Mary Jane, Turning Japanese, Lushus, Rockabilly, (my favorite thick display letters) Moma Grape, Modular 2000, Cyber Phonic, Comic Zine (3d), Grrlz Stuff, Retro Bats, Terrible Nervz, Pop Up, Moonbow, Tropicana (Luau dingbats), Tiki Tooka, That 70's Ding, Karaoke Superstar, Pippi, Pocket Calculator, Kool Ding, Kool Ding 2, LittleTroubleGirl, Grumble, SeeingStars, AllStarBV, Awesome80sBV, HellcatsBV, HotRodGangBV, Stereolab, SweetHeartsBV, BumbleBeeBV, CandyStoreBV, CHAINSColorFill, ComicZine, CHAINS, EeronautsBV, Charms, Film-Star, JimmyDoodles, LooseCruseBold, LooseCruse, MODULAR, MonkeyWrench, OneTrickPony, PubertyStrike, PUNKROCKColorFill, PUNKROCK, Plexifont (see-through letters), SeeingStars, SooperDooper, TerribleNerves, Pandamonium BV, TrickorTreatBV, WebstarBV, Sonic Reverb (2003), Jacks (2003), Rodeo Girl BV (2003, handwriting), Jacks BV (2003, free), Majorette, Albedo, Retroclassics (two dingbat fonts), Westmore BV, KnockOut, Spellbound (2000), Speedway, Chocolate Mint Surprise, Pinky, Sparky, Glamorous, Bohemian Garden Party (1999), Fashionista (brush), Pink Martini, ValentinesBV, Macrame BV One (2002, single, double and triple-lined commercial font), Macrame Super Triline (2002), Redford BV (2002), Charms, Wedding Wishes (2002, dingbats), Bric A Brac BV (2002), Meringue BV (2002, handprinting), Retro Classics 3BV (2002, dingbats), Roller Baby BV (2003).

2004: Swan Song (calligraphic), Shimmer (connected cursive handwriting), Spin Cycle, Rock Star 2.0 (dings), Gros Marqueur (marker pen typeface).

2005: MyScars, My Bleeding Scars, Azuki (Japanese brush simulation), Taroca, Taroca Extras.

2006: BV Sans (2006), PrintClearly (2006, children's orthographics).

2007: Save Her (ecological dingbats), Confection (fancy script), Parsley Script, Pointed Brush.

2008: Synthetique (dot matrix), Lavender Script ( calligraphic), Giant Head (ultra fat signage face), Synthetique (thin dot matrix), Print Clearly, Dashed and Bold (simple sans), Disko (comic book style).

2010: Darlena (a swashy didone), Italian Hand (a connected script), Love Romance (Valentine's day dingbats), Patchouli Display (2009-2010), Secret Admirer (connected script).

2011: Fancier Script (signage face), Garden Brush (a flowing brush script).

2013: Blue Vinyl (signage script). Barmbrack (a decorative, almost sign-painted typeface).

Fontspace link. Font Squirrel link. Dafont link. Klingspor link.

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Bluefonts.com (was: theblueratsfontsarchives, or les rats bleus)
[Benoit Desprez]

The Blue Rats Fonts Archives is a French font archive, maintained and nicely presented by Lyon-based cartoonist Benoit Desprez. Many free fonts, and a few commercial fonts sold by [T-26] such as BlueBrush, BlueCentury, BlueGlobal (2001) and BlueType. Some really nice irregular or graffiti fonts in the bluefonts collection: BlueAkkrobat, BlueApplet, BlueArsenal, BlueBond, BlueBurnt, BlueCake, BlueCalcium, BlueCarnage, BlueExpeditt, BlueLacke, BlueLittleHorn, BlueNorma, BluePax, BluePugg, BlueSkin (my favorite Treefrog-like font), BlueStorm, BlueStuff, BlueTone, BlueJussi, BlueTrash, BlueVelvet, BlueCake Full, BlueFaxSimili, BlueFlag, BlueNylon, BlueSandBlast, BlueSmolt, BlueSpent, BlueVibes. Commercial: BlueBrush, BlueCentury, BlueType, BlueKayack, BlueCookie, BlueKompakt, BlueVertue, BlueCopy, TestFrogRemix, BlueFish Sans (2005, Comic Sans competition?), BluePlanet, BluePadd, BlueScript, BlueMecca, BlueAlpha, BlueGribouille, Camille, BlueLustic, BlueLiner, BlueBeard, BlueLimace, BlueDingbats Heads. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

BluHead Studio LLC
[Steve Zafarana]

Type design studio located in Norwood, MA, est. 2005. Fonts can be bought at MyFonts.

BluHead Studio LLC was founded in 2005 by a group of type designers, including Steve Zafarana, who founded Tail Spin Studio in 1999, also in Norwood, MA.

Steve Zafarana was senior type designer at Bitstream from 2006-2012 and at Monotype from 2012 onwards.

BluHead Studio was filling out the character sets and digitizing the font designs of New Zealand designer Joseph Churchward. These include the psychedelic Ta Tiki CW (2006), Conserif CW, Design CW (2006, geometric). Creations by Tallulah Bluhead include Soylent Blu BH (2006) and Conference Call BH (2006).

Roy Preston published the Prenton RP humanist sans family in 2006 and the comic book style families Comixed RP and Roy Hand RP in 2007.

Between 2006 and 2008, several hand-printed typefaces were published. These include Barbara Script BH (2007, after the hand of Barbara Bemiss), Ciof Script BH (2008, a felt tip pen font after Susan Ciofolo Antico), Sally Script BH (2006, after Sally Muspratt), and Joanne Script BH (2007, by Joanne Paul). Sparkle Bluff BH (2007) is a ball and stick font for children. Notebook BH (2008) is a block letter face.

In 2007, BluHead started publishing fonts by Joseph Churchward: Churchward Asia, Churchward Brush, Churchward Chinatype, Churchward Heading, Churchward Maori, Churchward Maricia, Churchward Ta Tiki, Churchward Conserif, Churchward Design Lines, Churchward Freedom, Churchward Marianna (bubblegum face), Churchward Montezuma (2012, based on an Aztec-inspired design), Churchward Newstype (2008), Churchward Samoa, Churchward Supascript.

FontShop link. Creative Market link. Klingspor link.

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Blushbutter
[Vanessa Trendle]

Melbourne, Australia-based scrapbooking company of Vanessa Trendle (b. 1969).

Their fonts include Blushbutter Fairy Floss (2007, curly caps), Blushbutter Whimsy (2007, more curly caps), and Blushbutter Fae (2007, pixie dingbats).

Alternate URL. MyFonts site. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Bo Berndal
[T4 Typography AB]

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Bo Berndal

Swedish designer born in 1924 in Stockholm. He says of himself: Compositor, Linotype operator, teacher of typography. Type designer in a small matrix factory 1950-51. Calligrapher, book designer, author, lecturer and trade mark specialist. Now retired, but does type design as a hobby and to special orders for museums, ad agencies, companies and even to private persons. Prolific typographer who created beauties such as Boberia LL (1994), a fantastic didone text family with an antique bouquet. Most of his work is available from Linotype and/or Agfa/Monotype.

Images of his best-selling typefaces.

His fonts include Boberia LL (1994, a fantastic didone text family with an antique bouquet), the Grafilone LL family (1994, an avant-garde family that is almost illegible), Cartesius (2006, a beautiful 5-style family done at T4 in a mix of garalde and Venetian fashions), Byngve (2004, Linotype, in the style of 15th century Italy), Linotype Dala Text (2002, Fraktur, with ornaments and borders), Ornabo dingbats. Art Gallery, Belltrap (1995), Benedict (uncial), Beowulf (uncial), Boscribe (2005), Bosis, Botobe (2011, an informal script), Brigida, Buccardi (1998, Agfa), Caballero Script (2011, inspired by Spanish handwriting from 15th and 16th century), Carl Beck Script (1992, calligraphic), Esseltube, Euclides, Exlibris (1998), Frisans (2005, Monotype), Gertrud (2006, T4, based on 16th century calligraphy), Geometra (2011, T4), Gianpoggio (1992), Golota (1998, Agfa), Grantofte (1995), Hagalind (2011, a calligraphic connected script), Jerrywi (1994), Johabu (Fraktur), Lebensjoy (1994), Läckö, Linotype Dala Borders, Linotype Dala Pict (2002, beautiful dings!), Linotype Hieroglyphes One and Two (2002), Logoform, Magellan, Maricava, Moorbacka, Naniara (1998), Nordik, Olaus Bandus (medieval script), Olaus Magnus, Palekin (1994), Pelegotic (2006, an art deco inspired but minimalist sans), Pelican, PocketType (1994), Picadyll (2011, art deco), Promemoria, Ringlingje, Sabellicus (1997), Space Kid (runes), Swingbill, Trotzkopf (1998), Unotype (1997, mono), Vadstenakursive (1989, blackletter face with almost Lombardic-looking capitals), Viger Spa (runes).

In 2003, these faces were published in the Linotype Taketype 5 collection: Berndal LT Std Bold, Berndal LT Std BoldItalic, Berndal LT Std Italic, Berndal LT Std Regular, Berndal LT Std SC, Siseriff LT Std Black, Siseriff LT Std Bold, Siseriff LT Std BoldItalic, Siseriff LT Std Italic, Siseriff LT Std Light, Siseriff LT Std LightItalic, Siseriff LT Std Regular, Siseriff LT Std Semibold, Siseriff LT Std SemiboldItalic.

Pelle Anderson interviews Bo Berndal. Bitstream write-up. Agfa/Monotype write-up. Author of Typiskt typografiskt (Fisher and co, 1990). MyFonts page. Linotype page. MyFonts interview. FontShop link. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Bo Linnemann
[Kontrapunkt]

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Bob Aufuldish
[fontboy.com]

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Bob Fuller
[Squigglies Clip Art and Fonts]

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Bobby Nikolaev Marinov
[Evolutionfonts]

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Bogdan Balatchi
[ESS Fonts]

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Bogusky2
[Bill Bogusky]

Bill Bogusky runs the design studio Bogusky 2 in Miami, together with his brother. He created Gonzo Bruno, Gonzo Monza and Gonzo Grosso (2007), Sundial (2006, Trajan lettering), Condo (2006, condensed), Ar Deco 1, 2, 3 and Deep (2006), Technia 1 and 2 (2006, athletic lettering or MICR applications), Sport (2006, dingbats), Macarena (2005: art deco), Zanzibar (2006: decorative), 42nd Street (2005: Broadway style lettering), Boffo (2005), Bronco Rose (2005, Wild West style), Decora (2005), Switchback (2005, a computerish face), Capzule (2005, a condensed black face), Tulip (2005, a decorated stencil face), Kondor (2005), Mah Jongg (2005, with many ornaments), Metro (2005, LCD face), Squircle (2005), Zeke (2005, artsy display font), Baby Blox (2005), Kurly (2005), Pipeline (2005), Dealer's Choice (2005), Stencille (2005), Terra, GogoBig and GogoSquat (were free at FontFreak site), Nouville (2006, art deco sans), Back Fence (2005, comic book face), Gogo Latin (2005, condensed), Zandakas (2006), Ameche Pisa (2005), Gogo Serif (2005), Bolo (2005), Hyline (2005), Compado (2005), Ameche Padua (2005), Tera (2005), Xtera (2005), Tudor New (2005), Boffo (2005), Byline (2005), Decora (2005), Quazar (2005), Grafo Graffiti (2005), Acid Bath (2005), Benz (2005), Hulk (2005). These fonts are now commercial and can be obtained at MyFonts.com. A graduate of the School of Industrial Arts in New York City, he worked as an industrial designer in New York before moving to Miami, FL, where he opened Studio Bogusky 2. Dixie Bogusky designed Esquimaux Graphics (2006). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

BohFonts
[Giuseppe de Cesare]

Giuseppe de Cesare (BohFonts) is an Italian designer who now lives and works in Barcelona, where he started Boh Fonts. Behance link. He created the informal face Zarina Sans (2011) for use as a text face. The design elements are quite interesting, with carefully chosen and different angles for increased legibility. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Boico Typography
[Michael Bojkowski]

Dead link. London-based company run by graphic designer and creative director Michael Bojkowski. They are involved in several interesting type projects such as Bubbleblock and RealTransport. For a brief period, Michael Bojkowski and Joe Bland (from Melbourne) ran a joint venture, The Type Testing Centre and Bland Fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bold Monday
[Pieter van Rosmalen]

Bold Monday is an independent font foundry established by Paul van der Laan and Pieter van Rosmalen and based in The Hague, The Netherlands. Pieter himself lives in Eindhoven.

Typefaces: Capibara (squarish, done in 2007 by van Rosmalen), Feisar (techno), Flex (sans), Nitti (monospaced, done in 2008 by van Rosmalen), Panno (sans, done in 2008 by van Rosmalen), Panno Text (2008-2010, a sans by Van Rosmalen and van der Laan), Naomi (1999), Nitti2 typewriter (2009, by Van Rosmalen at Caketype), Nitti3 (2011, like Nitti2, but also with monotonic Greek), Pinup (fat rounded sans, done in 2008 by van Rosmalen), Pixel Package, and Stanley (headline face, done in 2008 by van Rosmalen; includes a stencil).

In 2012, they published the trompe l'oeuil typeface Macula (Jacques Le Bailly).

In 2013, he published Pinup Dotted (a textured typeface) and Oskar. They write: Oskar, designed by Paul van der Laan, is a typeface inspired by Dutch architectural and advertising lettering from the early 20th century. Particularly the style of lettering that was painted on walls and shopfronts, or executed in metal on buildings. This kind of typography did not exist as metal printing types, but was instead painted manually by sign painters, or drawn by architects. Initially the typeface was designed in 2002 for the lettering of a monumental school in The Hague, designed by architect Jan Duiker in 1929.

Pieter designed custom typefaces for worldwide clients amongst others Agis, Audi, Teldesign, KPN, The government of South Korea (road signing), The Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management (OV Chipcard), USA Today and NBCUniversal.

Logo.

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Bolt Cutter Design (or: Mahoney Fine Arts)

Creators in 2008 of a series of detailed free fonts: Eutemia (connected calligraphic script), Deborah Extra Ornaments, Prozac Buzz (grungy and neurotic), Phat Grunge Bold, Metal Macabre (scary), Kremlin-Advisor-Display-Kaps-Bold, Kremlin-Samovar-Extra-Bold, Kremlin-Samovar, KremlinAlexander-Bold, KremlinBolshevik-Bold, KremlinDuma-Bold, KremlinEmpire, KremlinGeorgianI3D, KremlinGrandDuke, KremlinKiev, KremlinOrthodoxChurch, KremlinStarets (all Cyrillic simulation faces), Deborah Fancy Dress (saloon font), Deborah (1880s style).

Full list, at the end of 2008: AngstRidden (angst-ridden handwriting, dated 2002 under the label Mahoney Fine Arts), Bolt-Cutter-Light, Bolt-Cutter-Nasty, Bolt-Cutter, CSAR-Italic, CSARVESTMENT (illuminated caps), Bloody Irish Bastard or Congeal (2001), Deborah (Western), DeborahCondensed, DeborahExtrasOrnaments, DeborahFancyDress, Dominatrix, EutemiaI-Italic, EutemiaII-BoldItalic, EutemiaIII-BoldItalic, EutemiaOrnaments, GeneticEngine, GideonPlexus, KREMLINMINISTRY-DemiBoldItalic, Kremlin-Advisor-Display-Kaps-Bold, Kremlin-Samovar-Extra-Bold, Kremlin-Samovar, Kremlin-Soviet-Italic, Kremlin-Tsaritsa-Italic, Kremlin, KremlinAdviser, KremlinAlexander-Bold, KremlinBolshevik-Bold, KremlinComrade, KremlinCzar, KremlinDuma-Bold, KremlinEmperor-Bold, KremlinEmpire, KremlinGeorgianI3D, KremlinGrandDuke, KremlinImperial, KremlinKiev, KremlinKommisar, KremlinKourier-II, KremlinKourierII-Bold, KremlinMenshevik-Bold, KremlinMenshevik-BoldItalic, KremlinMinister-Black, KremlinMinister-Bold, KremlinMinister, KremlinMinisterBlack3D-Bold, KremlinOrthodoxChurch, KremlinPravda-Italic, KremlinPravda, KremlinPremier, KremlinStarets, KremlinSynod, MarquisDeSade, MarquisDeSadeAlternates, MarquisDeSadeOrnaments, Kremlin Chairman, Metal-Macabre, NewSymbolFont, ODINS-SPEAR-HOLLOW (2002, runes), ODINS-SPEAR (runic), OurSacredRights-Bold, PhatGrunge-Bold, Precious, StarmanCrusader, TEK-HED-AGGRESIVE (the TEK (techno) series is from 2003), tEK-HED-ANGRY, TEK-HED-BOLIMIC, TEK-HED-LAZY, TekHedRegular, ThorsHammerCarved (2008, chiseled look), csar, csarparadedress. Fonts from 2009: Vlad tepes II (creepy).

Fonts from 2010: Sarcophagus.

Fonts from 2012: Baris Cerin (a bastardized Garamond caps face).

Fonts from 2013: Precious (connected formal script).

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Bomparte's Fonts
[John Bomparte]

Bomparte's Fonts is John Bomparte's (b. Port of Spain, Trinidad, 1959) foundry in Wake Forest, NC. A graphic and type designer, John Bomparte was the assistant to, and a protege of renowned type designer Ed Benguiat, at the legendary Photo-Lettering Inc. It was there that John was surrounded by other great type designers such as Tony Stan, Vic Caruso, Vincent Pacella and Bob Alonso.

John designed the art deco sans face Hamptons BF, and another art deco headline face, Take Two BF.

In 2006, he published the 12-style family Blackletter Sans and the exquisite poster semi-Greek simulation art deco face Abstrak BF (modeled after a 1934 ATF font by Robert Foster called Abstract).

In 2007, he surprises with the 1920s poster font Michelle BF, the hand-printed Brandy BF, its follow-up Johnny Script BF (2008), the quirky Freaky Frog BF, the dot matrix halftone effect font Subliminal BF, the frizzy Glow Gothic BF (2007), and the gorgeous swashy 3-style blackletter family Black Swan BF (2007).

His 2008 faces: Jacky Sue BF (based on the hand of Jackie Geerlings), SoHo Nights BF, Hamburger Font BF (a rounded fat face), and the art deco sans serif faces Sidewalk Cafe BF (2008) and Hamptons BF (2 weights).

Emerge BF (2009) is a flare serif inspired by Admiral, c.1900, from the Keystone Type Foundry. Freedom Writer BF (2009) is a connected handwriting script face.

Danielle BF (2010) is handprinted, based on the hand of Danielle Paradis. Factor BF (2010) is an electronic / futuristic / techno face. FingerSpeller BF (1994) is an American sign language typeface. Retroscript BF (2010) and Capistrano BF (2010) are beautiful connected scripts.

In 2011, he added the fat felt tip pen face Sherbet BF and the funky rounded display face Dragonfly BF. In that same year, he published the stunted black wood type face Squat (BA Graphics, based on earlier work of or with Bob Alonso).

Typefaces from 2012: Rockport BF (a gaspipe font inspired by 19th century wood types), Wilmington Script BF (an upright loopy connected script).

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Boover Software (was: Tom's Software)
[Tom Schmidt]

Tom Schmidt of New Hope, MN, created the (originally shareware but now commercial) fonts SansFractions and SeriFractions. These fonts are used in the production of the Knoxville (Tennessee) News-Sentinel and Colorado Springs (Colorado) Gazette newspapers, and the AARP magazine. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Boris Borisogljepski
[Bata Barata (or: Brandbusters)]

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Boris Brumnjak

Boris Brumnjak (b. Berlin, 1977) is a graphic designer who studied at LetteVerein Berlin until 1999, and who designed the monospace retrotech pixel font Facsimile at T-26 in 2001. Since 2000, he runs brumnjak.com / grappa blotto in Berlin, which is involved in corporate design. He practices design in Berlin, Wuppertal and Chicago.

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Boris Mahovac
[Alphabet Design]

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Borutta
[Mateusz Machalski]

Borutta is the creative studio of Warsaw-based designer Mateusz Machalski. He is the creator of the blackletter-inspired typeface Raus (2012), which also could pass for a Cyrillic simulation font. It was possibly made with Pawel Wypych. He also made Kebab (2012, a fat caps face), Duce (2012, art deco: withdrawn from MyFonts after Charles Borges complained that it was a rip-off of his own Gloria), Fikus (2012), Woodie (2012, a condensed rough wood type face), Polon (2012), Aurora (2012, a German expressionist poster face), Musli (monoline connected script), HWDP (2012, poster font), Wieczorek Script (2012, hand-printed), Hamlet (2012, a sword and dagger typeface, renamed to Prince), Caryca (2012, Cyrillic simulation, done with Pawel Wypych), Bezerro (2012, poster face), Bitmach (2012, pixel face), Meat Script (2012, a caps only market signage brush script), Krac (2012, a tall poster font), Hermes (2012: Ten Dollar Fonts), Berg (2012, a roughened blackletter face), Buldog (2012), Dudu (2012, tall condensed face).

In 2012, Polish designer Wojciech Freudenreich and Mateusz Machalski combined forces to design the techno typeface SYN.

Machalski likes old wood types, which inspired him in 2012 to publish a wood type collection of weathered display faces: Condom, Hype, Whore, Banger, Buka. Elo (2012) and Duce (2012) are fat weathered wood types.

Typefaces made in 2013: Wood Type Collection 2 (which includes Brie, Kaszti, Mader, Modi, Rena, Roast, Ursus), Zigfrid (headline face), Salute (letterpress style), Benito (a letterpress or geometric wood typeface), Bojo (heavy wood style poster face), Picadilly (heavily inktrapped open counter sans family), GIT (a manly headline sans), Lito (an eroded poster typeface), Haine (vernacular caps), Aneba (organic sans family), Vitali (sans), Korpo Serif (slab serif), Korpo Sans (elliptical family; +Greek, +Cyrillic), Korpo Sans (+Greek and Cyrillic).

Typefaces from 2014: Tupperware Pro.

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BOSS Fonts

This company sells about 4000 fonts for 30 USD (which appear to be renamed fonts from elsewhere) and has a few free downloads. They sell a BOSS Font Manager (20 USD). Run by Arts&Letters Corporation out of Carrollton, TX. Interestingly, the same fonts, with the same names, are also at Computer Support Corporation. Cover of their specimen book. 39-page type sampler. Download (August 2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Botio Nikoltchev
[Lettersoup]

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Börje Dorch
[Dorch Copyright]

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Boyz and Girls
[Anselm Dästner]

Boyz and Girls is Anselm Dästner's successful New York-based design studio. His fonts include Omen, Boyz and Girls, Zygote, Ballistic, Kitchen and Pollen. [Google] [More]  ⦿

BR Type
[Gustavo Lassala]

Gustavo Lassala is a designer and professor in Sao Paulo, Brazil, who runs BR Type. He has a Master's in Education, Art and Culture History from Mackenzie University and a Bachelor's in Design from Sao Judas University.

He created Deriva (2012, based on the scibbles of a homeless person in Sao Paulo), Folha Seca (2012, images of dry leaves), Jalo (2011, handprinted), Tremida (2010, a shaky handwriting set), Pimba (2010, a splashy face), Arbusto (2009, floral dings), Broxa (2009, a roman brush face), Montada (2008, grunge; followed in 2011 by Montada Clean), Borboleta (2008, butterfly dingbats), Boqueta (2006, a modular sans), Adrenalina SP (2004, based on graffiti tags in Sao Paulo, or pixacaos), Elegante (2006), Sampa (2008, Sao Paulo-themed dingbats) and Flozo (2007, flower dings).

Dafont link. He went commercial in 2007. Based on a concept by Danilo Siqueira and Fred Sekkel, the grungy Times To Go was designed in 2009 by Danilo Siqueira and Gustavo Lassala at BrType. Free download.

MyFonts link. Behance link.

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Bráulio Amado

Portuguese type designer who lives in Almada. He created the octagonal face No Manners (2010). His foundry at MyFonts. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Brad Barham
[Clearlight Fonts]

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Brad O. Nelson
[Brain Eaters Font Co.]

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Brain Eaters Font Co.
[Brad O. Nelson]

BrainEaters is Brad O. Nelson's font outfit in Salt Lake City, Utah (formerly in Orem, UT). Current fonts (mostly commercial, some free) include: BEBlob, BECROSS, Bingo Star, BubbleMan, DecayingAlternate, Decaying, EvilOfFrankenstein, PlasmaRain, SinsofRhonda, Witless, Blood Of Dracula (1.1), Blood Feast (1.1), Cat Women of the Moon, Cat Boxed, Channel Tuning, Demon Night (1.2), EddieFisher (1.4) (early 60's beatnik style sharp serif face), EddieFisher's Brothers (1.1), FrankenTOHO (1.1), H-Man (1.2), H-Man Part 2 (1.1), Keep on truckin (2003, psychedelic), Musicals (psychedelic), Psychatronic (2.0), Psychatronic Two Caps, Shiver (1.1), Spooky One (1.1), Stencil Gothic, Two-Face, Strange Planet, UmAbort, Mysterian, Old Witch, Sinister Urge, Haunted Hillbilly, Shiver, Sinbad 7, Trauma, Ghetto Dan, Burn in Hell, Unmanned Mission, Bloodytronic, A Weird Party (curly!), Amhole, BE Marker, Brain Invaders, Cat Women, KuntryHog&Joe, Matchbook, Space Immortalizer, BE Streetwalker, Butch Wax, Oh My Word, A Weird Party, Amhole, Prosy Script, Ramsesfuad, PsychTest, Circusized, Marker Money FW and CV (2005, an irregular hand), Witless (2008), Xerker, Robot Games, Space Blasterm Hyper Drive, Prosy Script, Ramsesfuad, PsychTest, Circusized, Space Immortalizer, Matchbook, Be Streetwilaker, Butch Wax, Oh My Word, Strange Planet, Um Abort, Mysterian, Old Witch, Sinister Urge.

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Brainreactor--GyoDea
[Andreas Lindholm]

Techno and futuristic fonts by Andreas Lindholm (from Bromma, Sweden; now in Stockholm and Santiago, Chile) such as Aerospace, BumbleBee, Calculator, Crystopia, Decoder, Dominator (2000), Elastica, Futuremark, Infaith, Intergalactic, Neodream, Neutronica, Octane, Pornomania, Prenoptica, Prologik, Reactivator, Ultimate Survivor, Viagra, Virus, Survival, Propaganda, Booster. Mac and PC. Fonts sold by Mindcandy. Alternate URL. His future faces are shown here. Dafont link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Brand Carry
[Diana Elkina]

Diana Elkina (Brand Carry) is a type designer in Sofia, Bulgaria. She created the flower dingbat face Bloomy (2010). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Brandstiftung Design Gruppe
[Sven Winterstein]

Fonts by Sven Winterstein from Dortmund, Germany: Ronja Regular, Ronja Bold, Lichtbild (free) and Tri-Top (free). He works at Brandstiftung Design Gruppe. To find the fonts: Click "mehr Information" on the right bottom of the page and a window pops up. In the middle you will see "Brandstiftung Font Manufaktur": click the red arrows in the corresponding right cell. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Branislav Jakovljev
[Lab Dot]

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Brass Fonts
[Guido Schneider]

Cologne-based group of type designers, founded in 1996: Guido Schneider, Hartmut Schaarschmidt, Martin Bauermeister, René Tillmann, Rolf Zaremba. There are many original free fonts here: Amnesia (René Tillmann; now also sold by URW), Anorexia (G. Schneider, 1996), Battery, Battery Seriph, Battery Leak (Tuschemann, 1996), Matula (G. Schneider, 1997), Nobody (G. Schneider), Paul D (Guido Schneider, 1996), Sanctus, SubZero (Guido Schneider, 1996), SynkopSemi, Veto, Visitor (R. Zaremba, 1996), BiaBia (very avant-garde, G. Schneider, 1996), Corpa Gothic (sold by URW++), Cuba (G. Schneider, 1997), Hone (Piano Dog, 1996), Saw, SoloSans (G. Schneider, 1996), Souper, Styptic, Fluxgold (slabserif, G. Schneider 1999), Rotwang (G. Schneider 1998), Styptic (Tuschemann, 1995), Stoneman (Tuschemann, 1998), Jaruselsky (1997, G. Schneider). Well, that is, these fonts have just the basic alphabet and all numbers 3 and 6 have been removed. The full versions are ultra-expensive, at about 110DM per weight (typically, 4 weights per font). More fonts: Temptice (dingbat by A. Groborsch/G. Schneider 98/99, 80DM), Tara (G. Schneider, 1998, 240DM), Corpa Serif (G. Schneider 1998), Fiona Serif, Slab and Script family (2003, G. Schneider). URW markets these fonts: BF Anorexia, BF Corpa Gothic, BF Corpa Serif, BF Cuba, BF Fluxgold, BF Invicta, BF Jaruselsky, BF Matula, BF Nobody, BF Paul'D, BF Rotwang, BF Solo Sans, BF Stoneman, BF Stypic, BF SubZero, BF Tara.

Custom fonts by Schneider: Girato (Giraffentoast), Fiona (MDR - Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk), Sion Script (Sion Brauerei), Supralux (Super RTL). He is working on Veltro Pro (a script) and Breite Kanzlei (blackletter).

MyFonts sells BF Anorexia (a grunge face by Schneider), BF Corpa Gothic (a DIN-like family done in 1997 by Schneider), BF Corpa Serif (1997, a slab serif family by Schneider), BF Cuba (a pixel face by Schneider), Fiona Script (2006, connected), Fiona Serif, BF Fiona Slab (2006, Guido Schneider), BF Fluxgold (1998, Schneider), BF Invicta (2006, a roman inscriptional family by Schneider), BF Jaruselsky (1997, Guido Schneider), BF Matula (1996, an organic face by Guido Schneider), BF Nobody (1995, a roman face by Schneider with pointy experimental serifs), BF Paul D (a grunge blackletter face by Schneider), BF Rotwang (1997, a roman face by Schneider0, BF Solo Sans (1995, Schneider's grotesk family), BF Stoneman (1997, a decorative poster face by Schneider), BF Styptic (a grunge paperclip face by Schneider), BF Sub Zero (experimental, by Schneider), BF Tara (1999, a humanist sans family by Schneider), BF Girando Pro (a garalde made by Guido Schneider in 2010).

Klingspor link.

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Breaking the Norm
[Stuart Sandler]

Publishers at MyFonts of a 500-font collection that are mostly display, headline, and handwriting fonts. The designers are Stuart Sandler and Brian Bonislawsky. Sandler also runs Font Diner, while Bonislawsky runs AOE. The font families were designed in 2002, but were only published at MyFonts in 2005: Air Flow BTN, American Highway, Anastasia, Annie BTN, Aundee BTN, Automatic, Backtalk Sans BTN, Backtalk Serif BTN, Beer Dip, Bleedblob BTN, Candy Buzz BTN, Candy Round BTN, Candy Square BTN, Cheddar Salad BTN, Cinema Gothic BTN, Clever Duke BTN, Cold Spaghetti BTN, Concursico Mono BTN, Concurso Italian BTN, Concurso Moderne BTN, Crazy Girlz Blond BTN, Crazy Girlz Brunette BTN, Crazy Loot BTN, Darlin BTN (child's hand), El Nino, Etiquette, Exotic Island BTN, Finer Diner, Fluffy Slacks BTN, Freezer BTN, Galeforce BTN, Gasoline Sans BTN, Gasoline Serif BTN, Giggles BTN, Grilled Cheese BTN, Guest Check, Hawaiian Aloha BTN, Heather BTN, Holiday Springs BTN, Hot Mustard BTN, Hurrah Dreidle BTN, Java Kick BTN, Jukay BTN, Lil' Tipsy BTN, Lionel Text, Malihini Cuban BTN, Malihini Tahitian BTN, Milwaukee, Mister Sirloin BTN, Motor Oil, Nightclub BTN, Ocalla Hand BTN, Oyster Bar BTN, Pie Contest BTN, Princess BTN (2003, Stuart Sandler), Regulator, Roast Beef BTN, Rojo Frijoles, Roller World BTN, Sandscript BTN, Smarty Pants BTN, Spaghetti Western, Starliner BTN, Super Delicious BTN, Surfer Shop BTN, Undercurrent BTN, Wacky Action BTN, Wild Ketchup BTN, Yarn Sale, Youngsook BTN, Zigzap, Zolan Mono BTN, Zolano Sans BTN, Zolano Serif BTN.

This list of 500 BTN fonts has all the fonts that are packaged with FontAgent Pro Plus (that package also has about 250 Bitstream fonts): AirFlowBTN, AnnieBTN, AppleBoyBTN, AundeeBTN, BacktalkSansBTN, BacktalkSerifBTN, BigChumpBTN, BleedblobBTN, BreakbeatBTN, CaesarBruteBTN (2003, Greek simulation face), CalamityTeenBTN, CandyBuzzBTN, CandyRoundBTN, CandySquareBTN, CarverJackBTN, CheddarSaladBTN, CinemaGothicBTN, ColdSpaghettiBTN, CombatReadyBTN, CombatTestedBTN, ConcursicoMonoBTN, ConcursoItalianBTN, ConcursoModerneBTN, CopaSharpBTN, CrazyGirlzBlondBTN, CrazyGirlzBrunetteBTN, CrazyLootBTN, DarkHalfBTN, DarlinBTN, DevilDogBTN, DraglineBTN, EggHuntBTN, ExoticIslandBTN, FidelityHourBTN, FluffySlacksBTN, FreezerBTN, GaleforceBTN, GargantuaBTN, GasolineSansBTN, GasolineSerifBTN, GigglesBTN, GigglesWigglesBTN, GrilledCheeseBTN, HawaiianAlohaBTN, HeartBreakerBTN, HeatherBTN, HolidaySpringsBTN, HotMustardBTN, HurrahDreidleBTN, IguanaLoverBTN, JadeMonkeyBTN, JavaKickBTN, JukayBTN, LAHeadlightsBTN, LilTipsyBTN, LittlePiggyBTN, MalihiniCubanBTN, MalihiniTahitianBTN, MandingoBTN, MarquisetteBTN, MorningLimerickBTN, NeuroticMindsBTN, NightclubBTN, OcallaHandBTN, OperatorNineBTN, OysterBarBTN, PieContestBTN, PlatinumBeatBTN, PrincessBTN, PrincessRoyalBTN, RegisterSansBTN, RegisterSerifBTN, RetroStarstruckBTN, RevelationBTN, RoastBeefBTN, RollerWorldBTN, SalsaMangosBTN, SandscriptBTN, SantiagoBTN, SmartyPantsBTN, SneakerheadBTN, StarlinerBTN, StickyMoulaBTN, SugarskinBTN, SuperDeliciousBTN, SupremagandaBTN, SurferShopBTN, ToastedVeinBTN, TribalDividersBTN, TroutkingsBTN, UndercurrentBTN, UnknownCallerBTN, VanishingBoyBTN, WackyActionBTN, WildKetchupBTN, YoungsookBTN, YubaBTN, ZolanMonoBTN, ZolanoSansBTN, ZolanoSerifBTN.

In this interview, Stuart explains the hectic schedule: Most type designers can point out specific aspects that helped them improve their skills. For me, there was simply Before and After Breaking the Norm. It was the first of many collaborative projects as well as the most exhausting professional experience of my life. In early 2003 I was contacted by Jim Lyles of Bitstream, who was always very generous with his font-making knowledge. He had a proposal. Bitstream had built up a font library of around 500 fonts that they offered to software companies to bundle with their products---these are called OEM fonts. At the request of several of its customers, Bitstream wanted to increase its OEM library to 1,000 fonts. Jim approached Brian Bonislawsky and me — we were friends and had collaborated previously with success---to see if we would agree to offer up our respective font libraries and create any amount that were missing. After some discussion, Brian and I realized, rather than pillage our libraries, we both felt we were fast enough---each making about four fonts a month at the time---to come up with 250 new fonts each, and we let Jim know we were up for the challenge. When Jim got back in touch, he informed us that Bitstream would like us to go for it, with a handful of caveats: we had to cover a wide range of font styles, very few of them could be derivative "filler" weights, they had to meet a minimum character and kerning set, and lastly they needed the fonts IN NINETY DAYS! For the next three months Brian and I in our respective home offices took font making to its extreme. My routine started when I awoke usually around 10am after a quick bowl of cereal, a check of daily e-mail and a full pot of coffee (the first of three each day), I set straight off to the task of gathering source materials, drawing small words or lettering samples in Adobe Illustrator and sending them off to Jim and Sue Zafarana at Bitstream for approval. Once approved, I would spend the day fleshing out the character set, creating derivative weights and sending them off again for approval. Then they were quickly imported into Fontographer, spaced, kerned, and sent off again to Bitstream to be generated. I would continue this process, only stopping for quick meals, till I literally couldn't keep my eyes open any longer and headed straight to bed. The days blended together and time with friends and family was rare; this was further complicated with my two young kiddos running around the house. My amazing wife Ann was left to tend to their needs while the time of day was marked by my coming up to eat or refill my coffee mug. Each day was committed to a different part of the process and some days which were spent entirely spacing or drawing and kerning usually went very quickly. While I was in the middle of my own madness in Minnesota, Brian was living the same experience down in Florida and we spent many hours on the phone keeping each other motivated and comparing notes. We ultimately met our goal of 250 fonts each in 90 days and were both relieved and utterly exhausted. I can't say I look back on that project fondly---it was absolutely brutal---but it gave me amazing font-making chops and it is very satisfying to see how well many of those fonts stand up over time.

Catalog of their best selling typefaces. View all typefaces made by Breaking The Norm. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Breauhare Fonts
[Harry Warren]

Foundry created in 2006 by Virginia Beach, VA-based Harry Warren (b. 1961, Cape Charles). Digitization of the typefaces by Bob Alonso (of BA Graphics).

MyFonts sells Cooper Goodtime (2007, inspired by the lettering used on the CBS-TV variety series The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour (1969-1972)), Happy Trails (2007, based on the lettering (all upper case) that was used on most Trailways buses from 1936 through the very early 1960s), Jesus Saves (2008), Jesus Heals (2010), Neon Bugler (2008, a neon-light or paperclip font; digital help by John Bomparte; +Neon Bugler Squared), Future Bugler (2008), Future Bugler Upright (2010), Handmade Bugler (2009, digitized by John Bomparte), Southern Nights (2009, disconnected script), Scan (2010, a barcode-themed font), My Left Hand (2011), Minnesota Plaid (2011, a gaspipe family digitized by John Bomparte), Bauhaus Bugler (2013, digitized by John Bomparte: monoline Bauhaus style sans; compare with Qero Nite), and Dime Store (2007).

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Breitenlauf
[Tobias Baggemann]

Tobias Baggemann (Breitenlauf) is a German graphic and type designer. He designed Construct (2011, contructivist).

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Brendel Informatik GmbH

Wilhelm Welsch's Cologne-based outfit that sells all the standard fonts, many under new names. Typically about 1DM per font (in packs of 500). Goes also under the name Quick Brown Fox (QBF), and is related to (identical to?) Softmaker. In the seventies, they made some original fonts at Brendel Type Studio such as Diamante and Dragon, but what is the relationship between Brendel Type Studio and Brendel Informatik? Their collection grew and included many semi-clones from major foundries (example: Equipe is like Emigre's Mason, and so forth). In 2000, FontShop sued them for placing 17 of their fonts on their CD, and Brendel lost and had to cough up a lot of money. Mark Johannson explains: "The B+P fonts seem to be the earliest and now float freely between Brendel Informatik and Softmaker 's, sometimes renamed, sometimes not. Brendel also did fonts for Serif software (Page Plus, Draw Plus etc.) using the SF suffix. It is not unusual, if you open the SF/Softmaker/Brendel/BP fonts up with a font editor, that you'll find one of the other company's names for it still buried in there in either the TT or T1 ID field!! I'm guessing Softmaker (in Nuremberg) was a software publisher who acquired some type of rights along the lines. They still make software (Softmaker Office is their biggie) and still sell fonts. Brendel still operates out of Cologne and still sells fonts under the "Quick Brown Fox" foundry name. The catalogs between them are pretty identical even down to most font names."

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Brenden C. Roemich
[Digital Graphic Labs]

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Brett Roeder
[Scorpion Tree]

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Brett T. Johnson
[Simeon out West Foundry]

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Brian Bonislawsky
[Versus Twin]

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Brian Haines
[One by Four]

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Brian J. Bonislawsky
[Monogram Fonts Co]

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Brian J. Bonislawsky
[Astigmatic One Eye]

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Brian Jacob
[Jacob Type]

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Brian Jaramillo
[Foundry-X]

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Brian Jaramillo Harvey
[Apollo 26]

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Brian Kaszonyi
[Circus Design]

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Brian Magner

Brooklyn-based foundry Brian Magner (of Brian Magner Design&Direction) created the hand-painted signage face Lobster Hand (2011). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Brian Smith
[Musee Brian Smith]

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Brian Sooy
[Altered Ego Fonts (was: Sooy Type Foundry, STF)]

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Brian Willson
[Three Islands Press (was: The Type Quarry)]

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Bric Type
[Yomar Augusto]

Bric Type is a typography consultant company based in Brazil and The Netherlands, run by Yomar Augusto, who holds a BA in graphic design (University of Rio de Janeiro, 2000) and MA in type design (Type & Media at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, 2005). Personal URL. As a Brazilian graphic artist, he has been involved in two Rojo ArtStorm projects. Yomar lives in Rotterdam. At ATypI 2008 in St. Petersburg, he ran an experimental calligraphy workshop called Kalligraphos.

His typefaces include Den Dekker (2006), and the roundish liquid creations such as Virgem, Rejane, Liquida (2002) and Dizain. No downloads. More recent faces: Duin (2007, octagonal), REMF (2006, stencil), DC (2007, ultra-fat), Fake Human (2005, script), Jana (2006, unicase), War (2007, octagonal), Fuck Shit Up (2007, stencil), Charlie Dee (2002, hairline stencil), Marina Lima (2002), Lasagna (2008, Re-Type: a fat geometric poster family, produced with the help of Miguel Hernandez). In 2009-2010, he created the Adidas Unity typeface [images: i, ii, iii]. In 2011, he designed the multiline headline face Andoverpis. The Dog House Nike (2010) is a custom typeface for The Dog House Athlete center for runners in Amsterdam. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Bright Ideas Fonts

A foundry which made over 500 fonts, mostly in 1998-1999, and seemed to be located in Carlsbad, CA, where Gail Conwell edited their Bright Ideas Magazine at that time. Dafont link. Another URL. Font Squirrel link.

Typefaces in alphabetical order with a few additional fonts mentioned separately later: Abraham, Accumulation, Adderley, Aerosol, Akimbo, Alexander, Amadeus-Regular, Amadeus, Amadeuz, Anderson, Arkitex, Arthur, Ashley, Asphalt, Asphalt'Wicker', Avante, Aztecan, Backlit, Balcony, Banshee, Barbarian, Barnaby, Barney, Beanbag, Bender, Bicycle, Billie, BlackRose, Blanchard, Blazed, Blossom, Bodkin, Bogsley, Boingo, Bonham, Botica, Bradley, Braxton, Brittany, Brownie, Bubbly, Bullwinkle, Bumper, Bunker, Butterscotch, Cajalco, Camelot, Candles, CandlesChrome, Candy, Canterbury, Cappuccino, Capsule, Carbiner, Carousel, Carrington, Carson, Casanova, Catfish, Cathedral, Catnip, Cecily, Ceremony, Challenge, Chamberlain, Chance, Chantilly, Cheetah, Chilled, Chocolate, Chopstick, Chump, Conniption, Corrigan, Corrosion, Crawford, Cyborg, Daffodil, Dakota, Danferno, DantesInferno, Darcie, Daytona, Delineator, Dementia, Diamondhead, Donika, Donnah, Dribble, Einstein, Elizabeth, Energy, Espresso, EspressoBI, FabreseDemi, Fairytale, Fallbrooke, Fiancee, Fido, Fionah, Fontana, Fonture, Fortress, Framed, Frankie, Frazier, Freddy, Frederick, Frizbee, Funhouse, Futana, Gapetto, Gatsby, Gemini, Gershaw, Gobbledygook, Godfrey, Goliath, Gonzales, Gonzo, Gothica, Graphitti, Grasshopper, Grendel, Griffin, Groovy, Habibe, Hannah, Hansel, Haskel, Havisham, Hawthorne, Henderson, Hendrix, Higgins, Highland, Holmes, Horton, Humphry, Hutchinson, Incense, Independence, IndependencefromBrightIdeas, Interpret, Invisible, Jacinda, Jacoby, Jaddarack, Jagger, Jamboe, Jangazoo, Jeremy, Jigsaw, Jokester, Joplin, Joseph, Joshua, Jubilee, Junior, Kaboom, Kamden, Karissa, Katherine, Kaufman, Kayleigh, Kendra, Kennedy, Khaki, KhakiBold, KhakiBoldOblique, KhakiOblique, Khakiripp, Khakiwrink, Kilcher, Killian, Kincade, Kingdom, Kinison, Klinker, Komodo, Kramer, Kromeon, Kryski, Kurrajong, Kyanna, Labrador, Leallie, Leland, Licorice, Limousine, Lindsy, Liquitek, Lockleer, Lockwood, Londonderry, Loyalty, Machine, Maddox, Madman, Magazine, Magellan, Maggie, Magician, Majesty, Malachite, Malone, Mandolin, Margarita, Marilyn, Marley, Marmalade, Marquardt, Martin, Mascara, Masters, McMahon, Mckinsey, Mechanizm, Meddler, Michelle, Milano, Millenium, Moccasin, Mongrel, Monolyth, Monster, Montey, Montoya, Moonstar, Morgan, Morrison, Morteza, Moteefe, Muskrat, Mustard, Napkin, Neolite, Newlywed, Nirvana, Noodles, Nouveau, OldWood, Oliver, Omicron, Pajama, Palooza, Panache, Paperclip, Papercut, Parbuckle, Parkinson, Paschico, Patches, Patriot, Patton, Payton, Pebbles, Pegasus, Perkins, Phantom, Picante, Picasso, Pickles, Pigeon, Pinhead, Pirouette, Platinum, Poodle, Pugsly, Quantum, Quentin, Radford, Ragetta, Ramirez, Rampart, Ramsey, Rapunzel, Rathskeller, Ravage, Ravish, Razor, Rebecca, Recess, Rediculous, Reefrash, Remeus, Revenge, Rhackoon, Rhodes, Ricksha, Riesling, Rockafella, Rockford, Rockola, Romance, Romulus, Rookie, Rutger, Ruxton, SMCChicago, SMCHollywood, SMCMiami, SMCMonteCarlo, SMCPhoenix, Sabien, Sampson, Samurai, Sangrial, Sapphire, Sapporo, Sawyer, Scarab, Scarlet, Scirocco, Scorpio, Scratch, Scrubblack, Scrubbold, Scrubcle, Scrublight, Sebastian, Seymour, Shakah, Shardee, Sheela, Skatty, Sketcher, Skyline, Skywalker, Snoozie, Snowboard, Squared, Stacker, Starsky, Stencil, Stencilla, Stiltskin, Sublime, Sundance, Surkle, Surrender, Swashed, Swingreg., Tagger, Tamarin, Tamborine, Tanner, Tantrum, Tarzana, Taylor, Teriyaki, Thompson, Thrash, Thrust, Tiddwell, Trapeze, Trident, Trinket, TrujillietXtra, Tuolumne, Twinkle, Tybette, Urbana, Vargas, Ventolin, Ventura, Vitrono, Vulmere, Waynne, Weiland, Whitney, Windsong, Winslow, Winton, Wonton, Wookie, Zargon, Ziggie.

Additional fonts not in the list above: Andrew, Boogie, Fracas, Mandrel, Sinclair, Tuxedo, Varsity.

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Brill
[John Hudson]

Academic publisher in Leiden, The Netherlands. In 1989, DecoType produced the first ever computer-typeset Persian and English dictionary for them. In 2009, Brill has resumed its 325 year old tradition of Arabo-Dutch typography by adapting Tasmeem for its Arabic texts. In 2008, Brill commissioned John Hudson to make a text face. Hudson's PDF explains how Brill had been working mostly with Baskerville, so the new Brill typeface is also transitional, but narrower, resulting in savings of paper. Greek and Cyrillic are covered by Brill as well.

In 2012, Brill was made available for free download for non-commercial use. While Brill is an original design by John Hudson, the blackletter range of characters was made by Karsten Lücke. Gerry Leonidas and Maxim Zhukov were consulted for Greek and Cyrillic, respectively. The fonts follow Unicode and contain nearly all symbols people in the humanities may ever need. [Google] [More]  ⦿

British Standards Institute (BSI)

BSI is the National Standards Body of the UK, with a globally recognized reputation for independence, integrity and innovation in the production of standards that promote best practice. It develops and sells standards and standardization solutions to meet the needs of business and society. After that paragraph, my brain needs a bit of rest. I think it says that they run a bureaucratic joint and that people better listen, or else. MyFonts pencils OCR-A down under the name of BSI, but I think that font was made by URW++. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Brito78

Sao Paulo-based designer of Orin (2009). Studio. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Britton Walters
[Nerfect Type Laboratories]

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Brody Vercher

Texan designer, partner at Blazer Six. At Creative Market, Brody Vercher sells his fonts. His first typeface there is TeHaus (2014), an interlocking vintage typeface inspired by a font seen in the ATF catalog. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Brooks Design

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Bropix
[Dirk Schuster]

Bropix is a foundry in Trier, Germany, est. 2011, by Dirk Schuster. Bropix created Nouvelle Vague (2010-2011), a fat didone fashion mag headline face.

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Brøderbund Software

A shady company that sold a 10,000+ truetype font CD, ClickArt Fonts 2, for 20 USD, in the late 1990s, early 2000s. Most of these fonts are shamelessly renamed fonts from elsewhere. Some have made it to the free site Dafont: Varsity Regular (1996, athletic lettering), Continuum (monoline squarish sans), Tabitha (script), Stars&Stripes. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Brother Industries Ltd

Company that made Oklahoma (1993), Alaska (1998), AntiqueOakland, Cleveland, Connecticut, Guatemala, LetterGothic, Maryland, PcBrussels, PcTennessee, Utah, Albertville, Atlanta, Calgary, Bermuda Script (1998). Their web site states: "The standard [bitmapped] fonts consist of Brougham 10 Normal, Brougham 10 Bold, Brougham 10 Italic, Brougham 10 Bold/Italic, Brougham 12 Normal, Brougham 12 Bold, Brougham 12 Italic, Brougham 12 Bold/Italic, Letter Gothic 16.66 Normal, Letter Gothic 16.66 Bold, Letter Gothic 16.66 Italic, Letter Gothic 16.66 Bold/Italic. The True Type fonts consist of Brussels Regular, Brussels Bold, Brussels Italic, Brussels Bold/Italic, Atlanta Regular, Atlanta Bold, Atlanta Italic, Italic, Atlanta Bold/Italic, Utah Condensed Regular, Utah Condensed Bold, Utah Condensed Italic, Utah Condensed Bold/Italic, Antique Oakland Regular, Antique Oakland Bold, Antique Oakland Italic, Albertville Regular, Albertville Extrabold, Letter Gothic Regular, Letter Gothic Bold, Letter Gothic Italic, Calgary." [Google] [More]  ⦿

Brownfox
[Gayaneh Bagdasaryan]

Brownfox is independent type foundry based in Moscow, and managed by Gayaneh Bagdasaryan. They specialize in the design and production of Latin and Cyrillic fonts for print and for screen. They are the organizers of the first Russian international type conference Serebro Nabora. Their first typefaces in 2012, all posted at Google Web Fonts, include Simonetta (readable angular typeface: see here), Sevillana (curly upright script by Olga Umpeleva), Geometria (a geometric sans by Vyacheslav Kirilenko and Gayaneh Bagdasaryan), and Henny Penny (a playful decorative typeface, also by Olga Umpeleva).

In 2013, we also find Super Disco (an art disco layered typeface family by Gayaneh Bagdasaryan). Institut (2013) is an indistrial-strength sans face designed by Vyacheslav Kirilenko with participation of Gayaneh Bagdasaryan.

In 2013-2014, Gayaneh Bagdasaryan and Dmitry Rastvortsev created the Latin / Cyrillic sans typeface family Brutal Type (Brownfox) that is genetically linked to DIN. Activist (2014) is a minimalist all caps typeface commissioned by the Anticorruption Foundation.

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Bruder Graphik
[Randall Charles Bruder]

Based in Dearborn Heights, MI, Bruder Graphik specializes in hand-drawn fonts. One of its first products is Graph Paper (2008). Randall Charles Bruder (b. Dearborn, MI) runs Bruder Graphik. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Bruno Maag
[Dalton Maag]

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Bruno Mello
[Armasen]

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Bruno Nadeau
[Wyld Type]

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Bruno Selles
[Vasava Artworks]

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Brush Art Design Office
[Teruyoshi Matsui]

Brush Art Design Office is the Tokyo-based foundry of brush art designer Teruyoshi Matsui. His brush fonts include Lethal Fake (2009), Brush Type Italic (2009), Brush Type Michiko (2008) and Brush Type Standard (2008).

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Bryan Levay
[Thousand Type Works]

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Bryony Gomez-Palacio

Bryony Gomez-Palacio is a graphic designer at Bagby and Company, Inc, in Chicago. She is married to Armin Vit, and designed Rama, a kid's building block font (2002). No downloads. Web page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Buildingletters

In a 2003 project organized by Jim Richardson of Union Fonts and Max Kisman of Holland Fonts, several typographers are creating and selling their work on a CD for a charitable organization that helps AIDS orphans in Africa. The designers: Jason Arber, Jorge Alderete, Neville Brody (Peace+Love), Lotta Bruhn, Buro Destruct (BDBillDing and BDBillDingLong), David Carson, Cuban Council, Joshua Davis, Fontomas/Dirk Uhlenbrock (Digitalis, DigitalisBold, Kombi, KombiItalic, Oggi), Stephen Kane, Richard Kegler, Max Kisman (the Bfribat and Bfrika families, MundengeRock), Jim Richardson, David Luscombe (Mutenagen), Underware.nl, YouWorkForThem (RiblahBold, RiblahLight, RiblahRegular), John Hersey (helped with the Christmas dingbat font), Erik Spiekermann (helped with the Christmas dingbat face), Sacred Nipple (Brode Vosloo designed Afrodisiac, IAlfabhethi, IZulu, IZuluOutline, MrCVJoint, PleineStr, Rural (a stencil face), the ShoeRepairs family, StarSalon), Thirstype, Claudio Piccinini, Providence Type (Jack Armstrong), Stefan Gandl/Neubau Berlin (NBBlock, NBFett), Marcus McCallion/UNDT (ProfitofDoomLozenge, ProfitofDoomPills. ProfitofDoomSuppository), Pierre Di Sciullo (Aligourane in these weights: Contour, Noir, Orner, Leger and Etroit; Amanar in these weights: Condense, Decor, Demigras, Noir), Neil Summerour (TrussLight, TrussLightOblique, Identikal (B4Plain), P22 (P22 Snowflakes). Many helped providing dings for the Chrimbobat Xmas dingbat font. In 2005, they are publishing a special Tsunami edition of their magazine. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bukacake
[Cyrille Couillard]

Bukacake is the foundry of Bernard B in Nantes, France. His first spurt, in 2010, was the outlined curvaceous Vasy Molo. His second face was Klang (2010).

Now, here is twist---in 2013, we discover Vasy Molo and Bukacake at Behance, and read that they were made by Coutances, France-based Cyrille Couillard.

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Bulldozer (Labomatic)
[Pascal Béjean]

French designer Pascal Béjean has designed Son in 1996 for Bulldozer. Available at Typotek. Bulldozer (Labomatic) was created in 1995 in Paris by 4 designers interested in a wide variety of graphical expressions. Gaël Etienne designed Labomatic (1999). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bull's Eye Soft
[Carlos Colomina]

Bull's Eye Soft is the Valencia-based foundry of software engineer Carlos Colomina (b.1977, Valencia). Colomina created Carl Sans (2012, a hand-printed which he calls a good alternative to Comic Sans) and Wayfont Sans (2012). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Bund für Liturgie und Gregorianik
[Holger Peter Sandhofe]

Commercial music fonts by Holger Peter Sandhofe from Bonn. Hufnagelnotation, Quadratnotation and Medicaeanotation are medieval notations for Gregorian chants. Olus some beautiful medieval caps such as HPS Antiphonale, Solesmes, and HPS Vatikan-Initialen (from the 15th century). He also sells a HPS Garamond text family. Plus some commercial medieval fonts: HPS Vatikan-Initialen (caps font, 38 Euro), HPS Antiphonale (caps, 28 Euro), Solesmes (caps, 48 Euro), HPS Garamond (medieval text font family in Normal, Kursiv, Fett and Fett-Kursiv). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bunker
[Marco Comastri]

Marco Comastri (Bunker) is located in Modena, Italy. His design studio does some custom font work, among many other things. He created the sans face Laulkìtere (2007). Spaghetti Grafica poster. During studies at ISIA Urbino, he codesigned the futuristic face Syntellect (2002-2003) with Alessia Travaglini, Denis Imolesi Faraoni and Luca Piraccini. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bureau 205 (was: Trafik)
[Damien Gautier]

Damien Gautier (b. 1971) studied typography in the Atelier de création typographique at l'Ecole Estienne, Paris. He co-founded Trafik, a type studio in Lyon.

At Typotek, he designed LeQuincaillerie (fifties font, 2000), LeMenuiserie (2000), LeConfiserie (2000, an electronic panel font), LeConfiserie Couleur, L'ekran Dix (a pixel font), LeBoucherie-Ornament (2000), LeBeaune (1998, roman lettering), Alcala (1994).

For Salomon (the ski company brand font), Damien Gautier received a Trophée d'Or nomination at the Integraphic Congress in Paris in 2003.

MyFonts, where his foundry is called Trafik, and then Damien Gautier, then "205", Editions 205, and finally Bureau 205, sells these faces: Colonel (stencil), Laikran (pixel family), Le Bazar, Le Beaune, Le Chaufferie, Le Confiserie, Le Confiserie Couleur, Le Gendarmerie, Le Menuiserie, Le Quincaillerie, Pam (2005, counterless), Robin (2010, a dingbat face with arrows, codesigned with Delphine Sigonney). In 2010, Gautier created Caporal (an elegant clean stencil face), Le Francois (a set of stylish capitals).

In 2009, Damien Gautier designed Bloo (a wedge-serifed typeface). Salomon is a corporate typeface family.

Typefaces of Damien Gautier and Quentin Margat in 2010: Amiral (cargo stencil), Alcala (started in 1994, finished in 2010, this text family is based on renaissance forms and was used to print a Bible).

With Quentin Margat, he created some faces in 2011 such as Maax (an information design sans family), Norr (styles include a didone, a slab serif, and two sanses), Colonel, and Beretta (dot matrix family).

In 2013, damien Gautier designed Maax Mono and Maax Rounded, both at Editions 205.

Klingspor link.

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Bureau Bunk
[Jan Bunk]

Dutch foundry located in Rotterdam. It is run, so MyFonts says, by Jan Bunk (b. 1968, Monrovia, Liberia) from Monrovia, Liberia. He made Foot Print (2011). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Bureau Mijksenaar
[Paul Mijksenaar]

Bureau Mijksenaar is Paul Mijksenaar's firm in Amsterdam. They designed the signs at Schiphol Airport, the subways of Amsterdam and Rotterdam, the Dutch Railway, and are working on new tax forms for the Dutch government. Paul Mijksenaar teaches at the Delft University of Technology. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bureau Roffa (was: Designtown)
[Jasper Michael De Waard]

Dutch creator (b. 1996, Rotterdam) of the free Google Web Font display typeface Expletus Sans (2011). The theme of this typeface: disconnect the strokes, but not totally. He runs a one-man design studio located in Rotterdam. He created the six-style family Rotterdam (2008), which he describes as art deco with a face lift, and Disc (2008, CD-inspired).

In 2013, Jasper founded Bureau Roffa. A much better name than Designtown, Roffa is slang for Rotterdam. At Bureau Roffa, one can buy the 12-style humanist sans typeface family Sensato (2013). The regular weight is free. Features of Sensato include the Garamond heritage, the diagonal stress, some ink traps, slightly tilted outlines, open counters (for legibility), and solid spacing. Due to a trademark issue, De Waard was forced to rename Sensato to Proza.

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Burghal Design
[Kate Peters]

Burghal Design (Tujunga, CA) offers commercial "fonts for the complacent middle class" by Kate Peters (b. California, 1964). She describes herself as a former punk rock photographer, model, photo assistant and Jesus of the Week, who began designing fonts in 1998 as an alternative, drug-free therapy for obsessive compulsive disorder.

A partial list of her fonts: Vamp Trilogy, PsychoVamp, Monkeywrench, Vamp (great!), Stemplate, Prick, BabyDoll (curly letters), Fauntleroy (2007, based on BabyDoll), Crania (2003, the ultimate skulls dingbat font), Graffiti Alphabet Letters (with Leslie Cabarga, based on letters found on New York City's walls), Peace (2003, peace symbol embedded in the letters; an anti-Iraq war tribute; see also here), SissyBoy (curly letters), Neutrinos, Hemingway's Shotgun (1999, handprinted), Huevo Loco (neat!), Crosshair (1999, phenomenal idea), Burgbats, Burghal Babies, SissyBoy (2001, Bitstream), Stemplate (2001, Burghal, a stencil font), Smarty Pants (+ Bold, Super Bold, Doodles, Snowflakes, made in 2004).

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Burim Loshaj
[Loshaj Foundry]

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Burner Graphics
[Shinobu Masuda]

Japanese outfit. Shinobu Masuda's font Moeyo (1998) may be bought from Font Pavilion. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Buro Petr van Blokland + Claudia Mens
[Petr van Blokland]

Buro Petr van Blokland + Claudia Mens is a design and typography outfit in Delft (The Netherlands), which marketed RoboFog, a scripting language for Fontographer. Petr van Blokland (b. Gouda, 1956) is also a teacher at the Royal Academy Art in The Hague, and has designed the typefaces Vijfzeven (1978, dot matrix), Proforma (1984, available from Font Bureau), Productus (1992, sans), Prolinea, and Deforma (1999). In 1988, he received the Prix Charles Peignot. Since 1980, Petr is designer and partner in Buro Petr van Blokland + Claudia Mens. From 1984 until 1989 he taught at the Academy for Visual Arts in Arnhem. Since 1988 he is a teacher at the Graphic and Typographic Design Department and the post-graduate course Type&Media of the Royal Academy of Visual Arts in The Hague. In 2005, Erik and his brother Petr made the Künstlerbrüder-Schriftfamilie of 30 fonts (10 widths, 3 weights) based on 3 width masters for each of two weights. It is a quirky and refreshing family made for banners for the Münchener Haus der Kunst in 2005.

Keynote speaker at ATypI 2013 in Amsterdam.

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burodestruct (or: Typedifferent.com)
[Lorenz Lopetz Gianfreda]

Lorenz Lopetz Gianfreda's foundry in Bern, Switzerland, est. 1994, called Burodestruct and Typedifferent.com.

Free fonts include(d) the gorgeous GalaQuadra (by Angela Pestalozzi, 1999), Eject Katakana (1998), Dippex (1995, grunge font), Ticket (1995), Rocket 70 (1996), Ratterbit (1995, pixel font), Plakatbau (1995), Lodel Fizler (1996), Flossy (1995), Faxer (1995), Console Remix (1998), Cravt (1998, by "Katrin"), Stereotype (1998, by M. Brunner), Brockelmann (1995, free), Kristallo (1997, very original display face) and Billiet (1996).

Other fonts: Acidboyz (1998), Alustar (1999), BD Asciimax (1999, ascii art font), BD Billding, Bdr_mono (1999), Brick (1996, like Kalendar), Cluster (1996), Console (1997), Doomed (1998), Eject (1998), Electrobazar (1995), Elside (1995), Globus (1996), Fazer (1996), Lofi (1997), Medled (1995), Paccer (1995), Solaris (1998), Spicyfruits_brush_rmx (1998, a nice high-contrast face), Spicyfruits_rmx, Wurst (free, by Heiwid, 2000), Relaunch (2000), Relaunch Katakana (2000, free), Rainbow (2000), DeLaFrance (2000, free, by Heiwid), Electronic Plastic (2000), Colonius (2001), Cash (2001), Cashbox (2001), Bilding (2001), Meter (2001), Mustang (2001), Bankwell (2001), BD Alm (2001), Balduin (2001), Tatami (2001, oriental look font), Hexades (2001, free), Nippori (2002, techno), Jura (2002), Bonbon (2002, free), Band (2002, free), Navyseals (2002, kitchen tile font), Ritmic (2002), BDR Mono (1999, OCR-like font), Mann (2003, ultra fat stencil), Aroma (2003), Zenith (2003), Nebraska (2003), BD Equipment (2004), BD El Autobus (2004), BD Unexpected (2004), BD Wakarimasu (2004, free kana face), BD Bernebeats (2004, futuristic), BD Deckard (2004), BD Spinner (2004), BD Victoria (2004), BD Designer (2004), BD Kalinka (2005, a curly ultra-fat display face), BD Equipment (2004), BD El Autobus (2004), BD Unexpected (2004), BD Varicolor (2005, stencil), BD Chantilly (2005), BD Memory (2005), BD Emerald (2005, beveled), BD Kalinka (2005, Cyrillic simulation), BD Extrwurst (2005), BD Aquatico (2005), BD Mandarin (2005), BD Polo (2005), BD Beans (2005), BD Tiny (2005, pixel face), BD Times New Digital (2006), BD Panzer (2006), BD Jupiter, BD Jupiter Stencil (2006), BD Pipe (2006), BDR Mono 2006 (2006), BD Fimo Outline (2007, free, by Nathalie Birkle), BD Bermuda (2007, experimental and geometric), BD Smoker (2007, psychedelic), BD Radiogram (2007), BD Mother (2007, exaggerated black Egyptian), BD Fimo Regular (2007, free), BD Demon (2007), BD Reithalle (2007, free), BD Halfpipe (2007, free), BD Broadband (2008, free; not to be confused with the much older fonts BroadbandICG or FLOP Design's Broadband), BD Viewmaster and BD Viewmaster Neon (2008), BD Electrobazaar (2008), BD Motra (2008, stencil), BD Virtual (2008), BD Spacy 125 (2008), BD AsciiMax, BD ElAutobus (2004), BD Equipment (2004), BD Ramen (2003), BD Retrocentric (2009), BDR A3MIK (2009, virile Latin and Cyrillic slab), BD HitBit (2009), BD Unicorse (2010, unicase and techno), BD Telegraph (2011), BD Schablone (2012, stencil face), BD Pankow (2013, stencil), BD Algebra (2014), BD Hiragana Kuro (2014).

Alternate URL. Dafont link. Behance link.

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Burritos do Brasil

Brazilian foundry. Crazy handwriting fonts such as Jurubeba, Bizarre, and Maloca. Other fonts: Moscafonta, República, Auasca, Piercing, Jingalinga (sketches of heads), Cucamonga, Candango. Unclear who the people are there. Jimmy Leroy, Rafael Lain and Júlio Dui used to work there. The company works mainly for corporate clients. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Buttfaces Digital Type Foundry
[Tobias Tylus]

Based in Dallas, TX, Buttfaces Digital Type Foundry offers some original fonts, both free and commercial, designed by Tobias Tylus. The semi-grunge fonts include Buttweasel, Enema Light and Buttzilla. All his 40-odd fonts can be bought in one package for 50 USD. Demos of some families such as Skuttlebutt (grunge, 1997). Newest free fonts: Buttoni, Grumpybutt. Commercial faces: Doopah, Buttskratch, Tookus, Buttinsky, Butt-Naked, Hindsight, Poopchute, Butthead, Buttkowski, Buttwriter, Headbutt, Buttskerville, Curliebutt, Chunkybutt, Punkass, Ciggiebutt, Skuttlebutt, Alien Butt. Since 2003, the sales have moved to MyFonts: Butt Bongo, Butt Scratcher, Butt Smuggler, Butt Writer, Buttheads, Buttkowski, Buttmap, Buttskerville, Buttweasel, Buttzilla, Chunkybutt, Ciggiebutt, Creakybutt, Curliebutt, Dingbutts, Enema, Headbutt, Poopchute, Punk Ass, Sillybutt, Stinkybutt. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Graphic design studio in Huelva and Sevilla, Spain. Creators of the Musket typeface (2012, a condensed slab serif in four styles; free demo), and the donationware condensed family Facunda (2012).

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Büro Dunst
[Christoph Dunst]

Christoph Dunst is a graphic and type designer living and working in Berlin, Germany. He studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Den Haag, The Netherlands, where he graduated with a degree in graphic and typographic design and a masters in type design. In 2006 he founded the design studio Büro Dunst in Den Haag, which he moved in 2009 to Berlin, lock, stock and barrel. In 2012, he set up Atlas Font Foundry.

Designer of the text family Novel, which won an award at TDC2 2009. He calls his Novel Sans Pro (2011) a new humanist grotesque face---a contradictio in terminis. In 2011, he added Novel Mono Pro, a monospaced grotesk family, and Novel Sans Condensed Pro, a great family for information design. In 2012, Novel Sans Rounded Pro followed.

Other faces: Heimat Sans (2010, a monoline sans family), FF DIN Round (2010), Heungkuk Sans (the corporate typeface of the Heungkuk Finance Group, Seoul, South Korea).

Klingspor link. Atlas Font Foundry link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Büro für Aufmerksamkeit (was: Font Bastard)
[Thomas Junold]

Type and graphic design studio run by Thomas Junold in Aachen, est. 2006. He is the designer of Actor Sans (2006), which started out based on ideas of Kai Oetzbach (if I read the text at 26zeichen correctly)

More recent URL. Google Font Directory link where one can download Actor. OFL link. Font Bastard link (old). Klingspor link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Büro für Gestaltung Janssen
[Daniel Janssen]

Büro für Gestaltung Janssen, or Janssen Design, is located in Hamburg. It is involved in print, screen, animation, corporate and type design, and was founded in 2002 by Sylvia and Daniel Janssen. Together, they designed these typefaces:

  • Bias Regular (2008, T-26). An experimental pixel-based face.
  • Gretel (2005, Fountain), a cross-stitch pattern font.
  • Loop (2005, T-26).
  • Kaa, a multilined hypnotizing face. This and some other faces are also available at T-26.
  • Engel (2003, At T-26). See also here.
  • Vitus (2003, Fountain: Vitus is a bold face with occasional delicate strokes. It'a based on a typeface found on one of the million mark notes released during the inflation in the 1920's). See also here.
  • Emily, a connected script font, with some borders. Designed in 2003 with Sylvia Janssen, it is similar to Monte Carlo Script NF (2002, Nick Curtis), and both are based on a font called Medicis by Deberny and Peignot, ca. 1920.
  • AF Nitro, a techno/LED collection of faces.
  • Diavolo, a fifties diner face.
  • Unovis, a minimalist squarish face with hard to distinguish u, n and v lower case characters.
  • Sektor, a sans face.
  • Sonar, a display sans.
  • Masina, a simple geometric sans.
  • Cash (no idea what this looks like).
  • Initialen, a 21st century initial caps face.
  • EF Gigant, a 96-weight techno family (Elsner and Flake, 2006).
  • Emily: a conected upright script available from T26.
  • Atlantik: six sets of line elements, sold by Veer and Fountain. The Atlantik typeface is a result of a poster design made for the Habour Museum Hamburg.
  • Diago (2008, T-26): a striped op art sans.
  • Oceane (2009, T-26). An avant-garde face.
  • Karl (2010, T26). A script face.

FontShop link. Klingspor link. T26 link.

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Buxom

Foundry in Portland, OR. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

BuyMyFonts (or: BMF)
[Alessio Leonardi]

Alessio Leonardi (b. Florence, 1965) is an Italian designer and type designer who lives in Berlin since 1990. He worked in Berlin at MetaDesign of Erik Spiekermann and in Frankfurt at xplicit. In 1997, with Priska Wollein, he opened the office Leonardi Wollein Visuelle Konzepte in Berlin. His humor shows through his letters and his many dingbats.

In 2002 he founded Buy My Fonts that produces typefaces for corporate applications and also for standard use.

Speaker at ATypI in Rome in 2002. In 2004 he published his book From the Cow to the Typewriter: the (true) History of Writing. The Alberobanana project tries to suggest an alphabet that could have been. In 2007, he started the pixel font project BMF Elettriche. Available from MyFonts, it includes 648 styles. Speaker at ATypI 2007 in Brighton.

Linotype link. Typefaces.de site.

His fonts include

  • F2F Ale Ornaments (1994, +Rotato, +Spirato), Ale Signs, Ale Transport: all done at Linotype.
  • F2F Allineato (1995): grunge, part of the Face2Face project.
  • Alternativo Franklin Gothic
  • Aposto
  • F2F Al Retto (1995): grunge, part of the Face2Face project.
  • BMF Ale Pi Fonts
  • BMF Atypico (1994): organic.
  • FF Baukasten (1995): grungy pixel face.
  • BMF Bolbody, or Bolbodico.
  • Bodetica
  • BMF Brohan Black (2000)
  • BMF Bread Type.
  • BMF Brera.
  • FF Cavolfiore
  • FF Coltello (+Figure)
  • BMF Cratilo Poster (1996, +Signs): angular face.
  • Cool Wool
  • Cotton Club
  • Debaq Face
  • BMF Elleonora Dun Tondo, BMF Elleonora Dun Cane (1994): script faces.
  • Etica Temporale
  • Font Card (2000)
  • FF Forchetta (+figure)
  • BMF Fontcard (2000): Monospaced, modular.
  • FF Graffio (+Visivo) (1995): scratchy graffiti face.
  • Graffiti One, Two, Three and Four (1993): at AA International.
  • Ha Manga Irregular (+Pictures)
  • FF Handwriter (+Symbols)
  • Happy Days
  • BMF However
  • Kaos
  • BMF Imme Gothic (2001): made for the official communication of the wedding of Imme and Alessio.
  • BMF Just Do It Again (1999).
  • FF Letterine (+Archetipetti, +Esagerate, +Teatro): kid font family.
  • BMF Love and Hate Pie (2010)
  • F2F Madame Butterfly (1995)
  • FF Matto, FF Matto Porco, FF Matto Sans, matto Sans Porco: blotchy.
  • Metadoni
  • F2F Metamorfosi (1995): experimental, part of the Face2Face project.
  • FF Mulinex
  • BMF Mekanikamente
  • F2F Mekkaso Tomanik
  • BMF Objects Pi (2010)
  • Omegalo
  • BMF Planets Pi (2010)
  • F2F Poison Flowers (1994).
  • FF Priska Serif (+Little Creatures)
  • F2F Prototipa Multipla
  • F2F Provinciali
  • BMF Quaderno
  • Samuele
  • Schering type family (2000): done for a pharmaceutical company headquartered in Berlin. Includes Sans, Serif, Letter.
  • BMF Serbatoio (1991): Pixel face, originally called This Is Not (My Beautiful Wife). Includes Pieno, Vuoto, Prospettico.
  • F2F Simbolico
  • BMF Sicily (1991): grungy ransom note face.
  • Stone Washed
  • F2F Tagliatelle Sugo
  • Tagliatelle Poster, Tagliatelle Grazie, Tagliatelle Tagliate
  • Tempore
  • BMF Testuale, BMF Testuale Sans, BMF Testuale Cornici (1994): angular family.
  • BMF Zazi.
  • BMF Zodiac Pi (2010)

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Buzzbum (was: Andy Babb, or:Planet Buzz Font Foundry)
[Andrew Babb]

Fonts by Brooklyn, NY-based art director Andrew Babb: Dog Eared (2012, a paper fold typeface), Lava Vision (a great rounded original font), Polygon (2009, octagonal, gridded structure), First Attempt, Tuskey-San (2000), Gear Crank (2013), Oh Balloney (2000), Lestat (2001), and QuietInfinity (2000).

Old site. Dafont link. Aka Buzzbum. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

BVG

Berlin's public transit corporation (BVG) codeveloped the FF Info Pict and FF Transit font series (2001). [Google] [More]  ⦿

BVS Boton
[Albert Boton]

Albert Boton is a Parisian type designer and teacher, born in 1932 in Paris. In 1957 he started work at Deberny&Peignot under Adrian Frutiger. From 1958 to 1966 he helped create several typefaces for the Hollenstein phototype catalog. In 1968 he became the art director for Robert Delpire publishers, but continued designing faces for the Hollenstein collection and later for Mecanorma and Typogabor. From 1968 to 1997 he was a teacher of type design and calligraphy at the École nationale des arts décoratifs (ENSAD) in Paris. From 1988 to 1998 he taught type design at the Atelier National de Recherche Typographiques. In 1981 he became art director and head of type department at the design agency Carré Noir. Interview in the ENSAD Journal B. His company is called BVS Boton.

He is the designer of Berthold's Boton family (1986), FF Bastille Display package (2002, consists of FF Aircraft, FF Aircraft TF, FF District Bold, FF District Bold TF, FF Studio, FF Studio TF, FF Zan), FF Elegie (2002, art nouveau, a take on Auriol), ITC Elan (1985, lapidary), ITC Eras (1961-1976), Agora (1990, Berthold: a lapidary typeface), Chadking (1958), Roc (1959), Brasilia (1960), Primavera (1963), Rialto (1964), Black Boton (1970), PL Brazilia (PhotoLettering, a sans family), Zan (1970), Pharaon (1971), Pampam (1974), Hillman (1972, an Egyptian family at Mecanorma), Tzigane (1973, a condensed family at Mecanorma), Chinon (1973, Mecanorma), Hudson (1973), Boton and Navy Cut (1986, for Mecanorma), the Scherzo family (at the Agfa Creative Alliance), Carré Noir (1996, also at Agfa), Bellini, Praxitel, FF Tibere. Since 1998, he distributes his own fonts through BVS Albert Boton: Albotoni Book (made in 1974 originally), Kit, Memo, Pompeii (1993), Linex Sweet, FF Page (2003, in PageSans and PageSerif families), FF Cellini (2003, Albert's take on Bodoni), FF Tibere (2003, a classic roman family), FF District (2004, a squarish sans family) and Linex Sans (Agfa, 2003) are some his latest typefaces.

Citroen's logo font at Delpire.

Bio at FontFont. Pictures of an exposition in 2003. Linotype link. FontShop link. MyFonts link.

Aude Degrassat wrote a thesis on Boton in 2008 at Estienne.

Picture.

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B.W. Lee
[STAR Retrieval Systems]

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ByAndreas (was: Andreas Lindkvist Fonts, or The Bright Side)
[Andreas Lindkvist]

Here we have shareware fonts and dingbats designed by Andreas Lindkvist from Stockholm: TheBrightSide (great dingbats), Messydots, Kraft und Stil (as in De Stijl), Leftside, Green Babe, DoYourThing, Dekoside, Apapa, Brightside Dingbats, lindkvistdotcom, AllMyHands (fingers, hands--including "the finger"), Gumpy One (comic book font), GetTheMessage (letters in hearts), GetATicket, PunkTCom (dot matrix), and Happy Dots. The commercial fonts include Champion Sparkplug, ArcadeFontPack, BurningBats, Container, New Home, oFont, Organic Font, DigDotDot, PlasticBag, Lazzaroni, RetroBats, CynCyn and Cherish Font.

Home page. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

c2images.com

Designers of the futuristic face Tyke Reg, the handwriting face Scratch, and the boy scout face Semaphore. [Google] [More]  ⦿

C9H7O4GRaPhICs

Designers in 2000 at Font Pavilion 12 of the simple fonts OMA2 (Latin, katakana, hiragana). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cabinet Type
[Stefan Hattenbach]

Cabinet Type was established in 2008. Veer described it then as follows: A high-powered compilation of serif and sans-serif text fonts, Cabinet features multipurpose typefaces from top-shelf designers. Perfectly suited for annual reports, business publications, and corporate identities. Fonts:

  • Adriane Text (2006-2007): a gorgeous transitional text family by Marconi Lima.
  • Ommegaand (2007, Stefan Hattenbach): originates from an 1920-era Dutch poster, but is now a nice full text family, with ornaments.
  • Rayuela Blanca (Alejandro Lo Celso): a winner at Bukva:raz! type design competition held by the AtypI in 2000.
  • Borges Poema (Alejandro Lo Celso): a stylish italic,
  • Brasserie (2007): Stefan Hattenbach's art deco face inspired by advertising for a brewery in Karlskrona in southern sweden.
  • Crete (Veronika Burian): a slab serif family.
  • Expansion (2007, Stefan Hattenbach): an organic display family.
  • Ronnia (2007, Veronika Burian): a humanist sans family.
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Cadson Demak

Thai foundry in Bangkok (ex Cadson Demak pi), est. 2002. It originally published picture fonts designed by several designers including Anuthin Wongsunkakon, Supisa Wattanasansanee, and Pitipa Silapipat.

These included Pok Pong (2008, crazy animals---a great typeface), Planto (2008, plants), PawPack (2007, animals), POBox (2002), Gun Smith (2007, guns), Sun Burst (2007, kaleidoscopic), Arronts (2008, arrows), Cake Walk (2008, food dings), PalPack (2008), RetroTraveler (2008), Speak-Up (2008, text ropes), Road Show (2007, road sign outlines).

Fonts sold through T26 and MyFonts. Home page.

In 2009, Latin fonts were added, such as Option Sans (Anuthin Wongsunkakon: a reworking of his Coupe), Carbon Plus (Anuthin Wongsunkakon: a reworking of his Carbon of 2003 at T26), and Bangkokean (Anuthin Wongsunkakon) and Knight Sans (by Ekaluck Peanpanawate). Cadson Demak himself designed Bangkokean (2009, serif family), Carbon Plus (2009, rounded octagonal), Gun Smith (gun dingbats), Symbloc (dingbats), and Sun Burst (caleidoscope style dingbats) at T-26. In 2008, he created Robo (T-26, robot dingbats). In 2009 he made Bolder (a shadow face).

Due (2011) is a clean humanistic sans family.

New Son Gothic No1 through No 7 (2012) is a widely spaced gothic sans family. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Cake Type
[Pieter van Rosmalen]

Dan Haag-based Dutch foundry, est. 2004 by Pieter van Rosmalen, who before that designed fonts for GarageFonts and Typotheque. He studied design and advertising at Sint Lucas in Boxtel (The Netherlands) and type design and typography at the postgratuate course Type & Media at the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague (The Netherlands). For the CakeType library he designed CKTP Alterego, CKTP Capibara Classic, CKTP Capone (6-weight grotesque), and CKTP Pixie. Cake Type is involved in custom and commercial typefaces. Emma is a custom family. Dutchman (b. Eindhoven, 1969, living in Den Haag) Pieter van Rosmalen's fonts are mostly of the pixel type and are sold at Garagefonts: Ministeck (2000, pixel font), Dotted Weekend (1999), Get Back (1999), Martian Telex (1999, dotted pixel font), Monster Droppings (1999), Naomi (1999, handprinted), Nice Weekend (1999), Novella (1998-1999, rounded octagonal face), Porno (1999), Thomas (2000), Rough Weekend (1999), Adore (thin typewriter font), First Street Left, Moved, Passenger (pixel font), Rebel Mono (2000), Shop (arcade game pixel font), Underscore (stitch pixel font), Archive (2000), Ravensburger (2000), Rebel (2000), Adore (2001), FirstStreetLeft (2001), Moved (2001), Passenger (2001), Shop (2001), Underscore (2001), Weekend Web (2002), Archive (2003), Capibara (2003), Melvin (2003), Epos (2003). At Phil's Fonts, get Alter Ego, Capone, Capone Poster (stencil), Galaxy and Pixie (+Mpno, Narrow, Script), all made in 2005. In 2008, van Rosmalen made Nitti (monospaced; followed in 2009 by Nitti Typewriter), Panno (sans) and Pinup (fat rounded sans). In 2009, they published the non-connected hand-printed Aniek. In 2009, he and Paul van der Laan created Audi Type (via MetaDesign), which replaces the old Univers-based Audi Sans.

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

Calderon Estudio Type Foundry
[Felipe Calderón]

Felipe Calderón Arteara is a graduate of the Academy of Professional Drawing Cali, Colombia, who runs Calderon Design and Calderon Estudio Type Foundry. As an illustrator, calligrapher and graphic designer based in Cali, he won an award in the display type category at Tipos Latinos 2012 for Letrista Script (a signage script).

In 2013, he designed the signage script typeface Tulipan, which comes with Broken Caps and several sets of ornaments.

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

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

Cale Burr
[Cerebral Art Lab]

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Callifonts
[Kirby Lee Gosnell]

Located in Dallas, TX, Callifonts is run by Kirby Lee Gosnell. It sells a 75-font package of calligraphic, medieval and blackletter faces. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Calligraphics
[Paul Veres]

Calligraphics is Paul Veres' outfit in Berkeley, CA. Paul Veres was born in 1944 in Budapest, and started out as a calligrapher and graphic designer. He is the creator of Caterina (1999-2004, Psy/Ops; a calligraphic sans used in some places by movie director Francis Ford Coppola), and of Linotype Banjoman Roman (1996, an avant-garde font) and Linotype Aperto at Linotype (1995-1996: a lapidary typeface).

Fonts at Calligraphics: Caterina (1998), Aperto (1995, a stressed sans family), Harmonica (2005, script), DemiTasse (2001), Gargoyle (2001, a rounded informal script) and Espresso (2001).

FontShop link. Linotype link. Klingspor link. View Paul Veres's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Callout
[Kyle Lambert]

Callout is the Greensboro, NC-based foundry of Kyle Lambert. Designer of Pipe Dream (2011, a face inspired by video games from the 1990s), Hookshot (2011), Reacher Sans (2011, a monoline stencilish warm sans). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Cameron Sweeney
[Ripe Type]

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C&C (or: Cataloged)
[Coline Sunier]

C&C is the studio of Coline Sunier (who graduated from ESAD Strasbourg in 2008) and Charles Mazé (a graduate of KABK Den Haag in 2009) in Brussels. Their typefaces:

  • Single Stroke CC (2011).
  • Série Seize (2011): Ongoing revival project of Deberny & Peignot's Didot Série Seize. The book series initiated by Swiss artist Laurent Kropf will provide the frame and use to develop this type family. Série Seize was cut in the second half of the 19th century and was widely used in Europe until the end of metal type.
  • Zoo (2010). A font done for Bénédicte Ramade, it is a revival of a children's alphabet seen in The Zoo (1960, M.E. Gagg).
  • DeVinne (2010). Digitized caps for the poster/program Ideas for the Future of Art.
  • BAT (2009, a Charles Mazé typeface). A didone family that originated from Charles's work at KABK.
  • Astral (2009). A decorative caps face.
  • Mercator (2009, Charles Mazé). Revival of Mercator Regular (Dick Dooijes, 1909-1998) based on a type specimen edited by Letterfoundry Amsterdam / Tetterode in the mid-sixties.

Typecache link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Campotype
[Andi Aw Masry]

Campotype is an Indonesian foundry run by Andi Aw Masry (b. 1970, Makassar), a civil engineer and type designer from Makassar (b. 1970) who lives in Jakarta.

Masry made the connected script face FmiringCampotypeOne (2008), the Lontara Bugis script face OgieCappo Campotype (2008) and the angry typefaces Rambat Campotype (2008) and Creator Campotype Smcp (2008).

In 2011, he went commercial at MyFonts. His first commercial font was the angular italic face Slantblaze Pro (2011). This was followed by the fat finger face Geegantic Black (2011) and the tattoo font Creator Campotype (2011).

In 2012, he made Coomeec (advertised as a calligraphic comic book face) and Garuda (angular).

In 2013, he designed Timesquare (based on Helvetica signage on a subway escalator in Time Square), Fruitygreen (Linotype) and Column Sans.

Abstract Fonts link. Dafont link. Fontsy link. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Canada Type
[Rebecca Alaccari]

Foundry in Canada, est. 2004 by Rebecca Alaccari in Toronto, and run by her and Patrick Griffin. Interview with Rebecca. Her faces can be bought through YouWorkForThem and MyFonts: Centennial Script (2007, a revival of an 1874-1876 high-contrast calligraphic script by Hermann Ihlenburg), Valet (2006, superb art deco face), Freco (2006, an art deco face loosely based on designs and letters of Fré Cohen), Silk Script (2006, based on 1956 Helmut Matheis script called Primadonna), Dominion (2006, based on an early 1970s film type called Lampoon), Johnny (2006, an art nouveau poster face that revives the Harem/Margit face by Phil Martin, 1969), Guillotine (2007), Mayfair (2006, a calligraphic face based on Mayfair Cursive by Middleton, 1932), Happy Birthday (2006, script), Geronimo (2005, brush style poster font), Rostrum (2005, a revival and expansion of a type called Oleander, designed in 1938 by Julius Kirn for the Genzsch&Heyse foundry in Hamburg), Apricot (2005; based on A.R. Bosco's Romany for ATF, 1934, but a major extension with many ligatures), Heathen (2005), Cougar (2004, a digital version of Martin Wilke's 1968 handwriting face Konzept), Puma (2004, brush face based on Herbert Thannhaeuser's 1954 Kurier), Big Brush (brush), Diva (connected script), Odette (high ascender display face after the Morris Benton 1918 American classic, Announcement Roman), Crucifix (2004, a severe octagonal face), Fore (2004, a bullethole face), Formula, Gamer (2004), Formula (2004), Kofi, Platoon (2004, a stencil face), Verso (2004), Secret Scrypt (2004, a handwriting face), Bluebeard (2004, blackletter by Patrick Griffin), Bolero (2004), Janice (2004, psychedelic), Jimi (2004, also psychedelic), Scroll (2004), Dominique (2004, upright script), Moxie (2004, a fat display family which includes a stencil), StockA (2004), StockB (2004, a fat stencil face), Stalker (2004, a destructionist face), Scroll (2004), Jonah (2005, a hippie face based on an early 1970s film type from Franklin Photolettering called Urban). MyFonts page. Phil Rutter and Patrick Griffin made Coffee Script (2004), the digital version of R. Middleton's Wave design for the Ludlow foundry, circa 1962. Phil Rutter and Rebecca Alaccari designed Almanac (2004), a script face based on Imre Reiner's London Script (1957) (and Rebecca did a subsequent redigitization in 2007 that led to Reiner Hand), Tiger Script (2004, based on Georg Trump's wild brush script Jaguar done in 1967 for C. E. Weber), and Ali Baba (2004), an Arabic simulation face originally designed by Georg Trump as Palomba (1955, C.E. Weber foundry). Patrick Griffin made Leather (2005, after Imre Reiner's 1933 blackletter face), Secret Scrypt (2005), Skullbats (2005), Slang (2004, a blood scratch face), Bluebeard (2004), Expo (2004, an octagonal family), and Dancebats (2004). Simone Wilkie designed Boyscout (2004) after the handwriting of her son. Helmut Matheis' Contact (1963, flowing script/brush) was digitized by Rebecca in 2004 as Bruschetta. Rebecca also made Steiner Special (2007, a revival of Swing, a film type by Peter Steiner, 1974), Genesis (2007, a digitization and extension of Grayda, a 1939 calligraphic script of Frank H. Riley at ATF), Evolver (2006, futuristic family), Redwood (2007, a calligraphic script based on Willard T. Sniffin's Raleigh Cursive (1929, ATF)), Orotund (2005, after the 1970s face Eight Ball; this was extended again in 2006 in her art nouveau typeface Huckleberry, which is a revival of the 1973 face of Gustav Jaeger called Mark Twain), Pendulum (2005, a fantastic flowing script based on Nebiolo's Americana, 1945), Jojo (2005, with B. Jacquet), Mascara (2004), Gala (2004, after Neon (1935, Giulio da Milano at Nebiolo)) and Bella Donna (2004, after a script made by Alessandro Butti in 1948, called Rondine).

Typefaces made in 2005: Jazz Gothic (Patrick Griffin), Showboat, Hunter (a revival of Imre Reiner's brush script Mustang, 1956), Quanta (stencil), Quiller (a script face based on J.J. Sierke's 1964 face Privat), Rhino (revival of Mobil, a 1960 face by Helmut Matheis for Ludwig&Mayer), Dominique (donated to FontAid), Secret Scrypt (donated to FontAid), Jackpot (2005, Western typeface remotely based on Cooper Playbill which in turn is related to Cooper Black, but it also has hippy 1968 influences), Sincerely (handwriting face based on Karlgeorg Hoefer's 1968 Elegance), Fontella (a digitization of Novarese's calligraphic script Elite), Boondock (digitization of Imre Reiner's Bazaar from 1956), Gumball (digitization of Papageno, a 1958 bubblegum font by Richard Weber for Bauer), Runway, Gamer, Dominique (OpenType handwriting face), Sterling Script (2005, by Alaccari and Griffin: a 7-weight digitization and extension of Stephenson Blake's 1952 clean copperplate script Youthline Script), Vox (2007, a 24-style monoline sans family done with Patrick Griffin), Vox Round (2013, a softer version), Evolver (2006, a 4-style futuristic family), Ambassador Script (2007, an Alaccari-Griffin revival of the angle-reduced calligraphic script Juliet by Nebiolo, 1955).

In 2005, Philip Bouwsma joined Canada Type, and designed a great calligraphic blackletter-inspired family, Torquemada. He designed many other typefaces for Canada Type in subsequent years.

VIP (2007, Rebeca Alaccari) is a humanist sans serif uppercase (and figures) combined with a freshly redrawn revival of the classic VGC Constanze initials originally designed by Harry Brodjian in 1970, and even further back, the Constanze Initials by Joachim Romann (1954-1956, Stempel). Chopper (2007, by Rebecca Alaccari) is a revival of Venture (a 1972 face for VGC by Harry Villhardt). Walter (2007, Rebecca Alaccari) is a digitization of Heritage (1952, ATF, a calligraphic script by Walter H. McKay). Celebrity (2007, Rebecca Alaccari) revives and extends the retro/techno face Latus (Willy Wirtz, 1971). Sympathique (2008, Alaccari) is an ultra-thin and ultra-tall face in the mold of Bernhard Fashion and other era poster or film faces (they say that it is rooted in the film faces Hairstreak and Mossman). Mullen Hand (2008) is a revival of Repro Script (1953, Jerry Mullen, ATF).

Filmotype Giant (2011, a condensed sans) and its italic counterpart, Filmotype Escort (2011) were bth codesigned with Patrick Griffin.

Catalog of its typefaces.

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Cannibal Fonts
[Panos Haratzopoulos]

Greek commercial foundry specializing in Greek fonts, founded in 1995 by Yiannis Kouroudis (b. 1962) and Panagiotes (Panos) Haratzopoulos (b. 1967). Regulars include Y. Kouroudis, T. Katsoulidis, D. Arvanitis, H. Charalambous and A. Bakas. Some fonts are Greek extensions of the major Western fonts (such as the fonts from Emigre, Berthold Types, FontShop, Commercial Type, Font Bureau, House Industries).

Original fonts include CF2 Allegro, CF2 Ancient Symposium, CF2 Anteus, CF2 Baby, CF2 Bac, CF2 Bar, CF2 Big, CF2 Bizzare, CF2 BlastGothic, CF2 Bloco, CF2 Compacta Greek, CF2 Criton, CF2 Daphne, CF2 Darkroom, CF2 Deconstruction, CF2 Demo, CF2 Derrida, CF2 DiscoVolante, CF2 DogEatDog, CF2 Eteocles, CF2 Fat, CF2 Garamond Greek, CF2 Holly, CF2 HotMetal, CF2 Initials, CF2 KouroudisGraffiti, CF2 KouroudisSelect, CF2 Leda, CF2 Leftism, CF2 Liar, CF2 Marker, CF2 Matrix, CF2 Milk, CF2 Nervoso, CF2 Newspaper, CF2 Note, CF2 Painter, CF2 Poster, CF2 Sans, CF2 Semplice, CF2 Smooth, CF2 Sophia, CF2 Stamp, CF2 Stencil, CF2 Stonepen, CF2 Suprematica, CF2 Twins, CF2 Type, CF2 Undo, CF2 Urania, CF2 Venus, CF2 Vivace, CF2 X-Ray, Rotis Semi, Perpetua Hellenic, Serif Hellenic, Bolt Hellenic, Conduit Hellenic, Franklin Gothic Hellenic, Gill Sans Hellenic, Goudy Hellenic, Kabel Hellenic, Legacy Sans Hellenic, Meta FF Greek, Officina Hellenic, Perpetua Hellenic, Rotis Hellenic and Stone Sans Hellenic.

The designers include Demetres Arbanites (b. 1948), Yiannis Karlopoulos (b. 1967), Takis Katsoulides (designer of the Byzantian face Genesis Polytonic), Yiannis Kouroudis (b. 1962), Paris Koutsikos (b. 1967), Aggelos Mitakas (b. 1954), Vladimir Radibratovic (b. 1962, educated in Belgrade), Konstantinos Spaliaras (b. 1971), Blases Foteinos (b. 1968), Ektor Haralamitous (b. 1945), Panagiotes (Panos) Haratzopoulos (b. 1967).

Haratzopoulos and Bilak (Typotheque) made Fedra Serif Greek (2003). Their news page is handy.

New releases in 2005: Autokratorika, DIN Greek, Fedra Sans, Fedra Serif A Greek, Fedra Serif B Greek, Joanna Hellenic, Meta FF Greek, Perpetua Hellenic, Rotis Sans Hellenic, Rotis Serif/SemiSerif Hellenic, Zine FF Sans Display Greek, Zine FF Serif Display Greek.

Panos Haratzopoulos is the main contributor to Cannibal. Designer of Greek versions of FontFont fonts (e.g., Instant Types Greek, Isonorm Greek, and Meta 1 Greek), House Industries (Chalet Greek and Neutraface Condensed Greek in 2010, Neutra in 2007), Garagefonts (Freight Display and Big, in 2007), Typetrust (Kari in 2007), Monotype (Davison American Greek in 2007-2008), Commercial Type (2011, Stag Greek and Stag Sans Greek), Lineto (2011, Gravur Condensed), Font Bureau (Sloop Greek in 2008, Heroun Sans in 2007 [for Men's Health Magazine], Griffith Gothic (in 2005), Berthold Types (in 2005-2006: Block, Bodoni Old Face, Akzidenz-Grotesk, Formata and Imago), Typotheque (in 2003: Fedra Serif Greek, done with Peter Bilak), Emigre (Template Gothic, 2003, Keedy (2003), Cholla (2003), Arbitrary (2003) and Mason (2003)).

Custom fonts include Dimokratia (2010, for the Dimokratia daily), Wunderman Pencil (2011, for Wunderman AE), FF Unit Slab Greek (2009, by Panos for the Metro newspaper), Le Corbusier Greek (2009, based on a Nico Schweizer font, for Homme Magazine), Farnham Greek (by Panos for Eleftheros Typos based on FB Farnham by Christian Schwarz). Panos made three versions of Gotham Greek between 2004 and 2007 for different newspapers, Macedonia, Eleftheros and Domino. Panos and Yiannis Karlopoulos did custom work for Maxim Magazine in 2005, producing Proteus Project (originally a HFJ font) and Griffith Gothic Greek. Irene Vlachou and Panos created Amplitude and Franklin Antiqua Greek for AutoBild in 2007, and Esquire and Crank Greek for Esquire in 2004.

Corporate fonts include a Greek version of Neoritmo (Claudio Piccinini) for the titles of the Benaki Museum's new website, Yamaha Hellas (a Greek version of Yamaha Koolhoven, 2001), Ballisage Greek (2007, Irene Vlachou, for Leroy Merlin), Tartine Script Greek (2005, by panos for Uphill/Nestea), Urania Sato (2007, based on CF Urania), FNAC Greek (2008, based on the FNAC chain font by Olivier Nineuil originally done in 2005).

The font Gill Sans Hellenic (2000) was chosen for the corporate identity of the Olympic Games of Athens in 2004. The Greek version was designed by Hector Charalambous and was art directed by Panayiotis Haratzopoulos after permission for hellenization was given by Monotype. The font is available from Greek Digital Types.

In 2013, John Karlopoulos, Vassilis Georgiou, and Panos Haratzopoulos codesigned the signage typeface CF Majestic (2013).

Alternate URL. FontShop link. Klingspor link. Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Cape Arcona

In October 2002, Stefan Claudius and Thomas Schostok started Cape Arcona, a foundry with free and commercial fonts, based in Essen, Germany. It also carries some fonts by Raymond Brekelmans.

Catalog of their best selling typefaces.

List of typefaces made before 2005: CIA, Cosmo-Pluto, Cosmo-Saturn, Elvis in Stereo, Moskow Has A Plan, Dr. No, Play-Real, Play-Roman, Play-Script, Play-Dynamic, Play-Wild, Sensuell, Viva Las Vegas. Free fonts: Address Unknown (Raymond Breukelmans), CA Traktor, CA Aircona, Aircona Shadow, Aircona Fill, No Dr. Tall, KissKissBangBang, GingerMint, Stardust, Texas Funeral, Strongman, Aires, Alternative3, AfterMidnightSaleJunk, Koenigsbrueck. In 2004, they designed CA Spy Royal (Thomas Schostok). CA Magic Hour (Stefan Claudius), CA Geheimagent (Stefan Claudius), CA Trasher (Thomas Schostok), CA No Dr. (Thomas Schostok), CA Prologue (Stefan Claudius).

In 2005, they published CA Magic Hour Shadow (free font by Stefan Claudius), and CA Zaracusa (a sans by Stefan Claudius). Still in 2005, we have new free fonts by Stefanie Koerner: CA Dater, CA Fusion, and CA Scribb. The commercial fonts of 2005 include CA BND, CA Wolkenfluff, CA Emeralda (a script face), CA Blitzkrieg pop, CA 12C13C, CA Monodon (+Ultra), and CA Pussy Galore.

In 2006, they added CA After Midnight Sale (free, by Schostok), CA Boiled Beef (free), C.I.A. (original design from 1999 by Thomas Schostok), Dekoria (a saloon font by Stefan Claudius), CA Subbacultcha (dingbats) and CA Zaracusa (a sans family by Stefan Claudius).

In 2007, CAPartyRebel, CARebelParty (both comic book style fonts), CA BND Trash (grunge), CA Kink (Thomas Schostok), CA Uruguay (Thomas Schostok, a lettering for a revolution with huge ink traps), CA Coronado, CA Plushy (free brush script by Stefan Claudius) and CA Fragile were added.

The harvest from 2009: CA Cula, CA Cula Superfat, CA Gothique Superfat, the grunge pack (including CA Nars 1,2,3,X, CA Trasher and CA Wolkenfluff), CA Misfit (by Stefanie Koerner).

Fonts from 2010: CA Normal (grotesque sans, Stefan Claudius), CA Sivle (Elvis backwards: a grunge look, but made based on circular and rectangular overlaid grids; free).

Fonts from 2011: CA Normal Serif (by Stefan Claudius).

Fonts from 2013: CA Postal (Stefan Claudius). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Capsule: Typeface Design
[Matthew Antonio Chiavelli]

Matthew Chiavelli was born in Maryland in 1973. He is a web designer but has occasionally created typefaces, such as Gerrit, Ultura (1996, based on Herbert Bayer's Universal) and Can-d (1996). Lunokhod is to come soon. Fonts sold through Fountain. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Carambola Fontes
[Guilherme Capilé]

Carambola Fontes is a Brazilian foundry located in Rio and run by Angelo Bottino and Guilherme Capilé. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Carini Type Foundry
[Michael Genova]

Carini Type Foundry is Michael Genova's experimental type foundry. Two free fonts, Handsom (1997, sign language font) and Adler (1997, an old typewriter font), both in type 1 and truetype formats. Artistic page design. See also here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Carl Thomas Redfern
[CTR Font Foundry]

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Carlo Krüger
[Fontkingz]

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Carlos Colomina
[Bull's Eye Soft]

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Carlos Fabián Camargo Guerrero
[Andinistas]

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Carlos Fabián Camargo Guerrero

Venezuelan graphic and type designer (b. San Cristóbal, Estado Táchira, Venezuela, 1977). He studied Graphic Design between 1995 and 1998 in the Instituto Universitario de Tecnología Antonio José de Sucre (IUTAJS) Extensión Mérida, Venezuela. He runs the design studio Andinistas in Bogotá, Colombia, which he set up in 1998 with a few others. Creator of the beautiful typeface Cazon (1999-2007, a grunge script in 7 styles that includes Gris, Negra, Uno, Dos, Tres, Dingbats A and B) and of Escuadra (2003), Biologia (2003), Denedo (2003; the discussion by typophiles centers around how interesting this 3d font is experimentally---a bit like the type version of M.C. Escher's drawings, full of impossibilities), Modelia (2006), Nikona and Nikona Dual (2006, octagonal, with Rafael Rincón), Avecedario, Btamax (1999-2008, comic book style and grunge), Día D, Nativa, Codiga Icons (dingbats), Codiga (1999-2007, an 8-style octagonal family including Codiga Stencil and Codiga Dingbats), Codiga Pura (octagonal face), Pepelepu, Gancho petare, Guerrilla, and Hirofórmica (grunge). His calligraphic script family Panamericana (2007) comes in many grungy and experimental flavors: Blanca, Gris, Negra, Uno, Dos, Tres, Cuatro, Cinco, Seis and Dingbats. With María Angélica Estrada Cano, he designed the hand-drawn font families Makika (2007) and Lita (2007; in five styles---Gris, Negra, Humo, Molis, and Dingbats). His blog. In the area of combat-ready explosion-inspired letters and dingbats, check his eight-weight family Hiroformica (2007, Andinistas; for a free version, see DaFont). In 2007, he created the calligraphic grunge family Rosadelia, and the grunge lettering and crow dingbats family Gancho Petare. In 2008, he published Heleodora (beautiful scratchy hand), Magola (Negra, Supra Negra and Stencil), Navaja 1 through 4 (a collection of grunge fonts with grungy dingbats), Lucrecia 1 through 3 (a fat connected script family ranging from clean to splattered), Pomarosa (irregular hand) and Pomarosa Dingbats, Bochalema (+Dingbats, a comic book family), and Alcira 1 through 3 (nice scribbly grunge scripts).

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Carlos Garrigues Pinazo

Valencia-based designer who has made some fonts such as Gastadas (1992), a grunge font. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Carlos Matteoli
[Q-BO]

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Carnoky Design
[Samuel Carnoky]

Carnoky Design (or Carnoky Type) is run by Samuel Carnoky in Kluknava, Slovakia. He created these fonts: LECO 1988 (2011, a display sans based on lettering a LECO bottle from 1988), 2D3D Molcak (2010, octagonal), Samo Sans (whose Samo Sans Pro version from 2012 covers all weights from hairline to ultra black), LECO 1983 (poster face), LECO 1976 (squarish pixelish family), Arcus (2010, a free rounded type family).

In 2012, he designed Technik (completely constructed from geometric elements).

Typefaces from 2013: Technik Mono, Technik Serif (slab serif family).

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Carolyn Puzzovio
[Pomegranate Fonts]

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Carpenter Type
[Paulo Roberto Purim]

A Brazilian foundry with an original web page. Run by Paulo Roberto Purim from Curitiba, Parana. His faces are Antarctica (1998), Minimum Wage (dingbats), Commedia, Hill House, Gaffe, Gaffe Bold, Gaffe Family, Gaffe Slender, Nostromo, SK Black (1998), SK Bold, SK Family, SK Regular, and Woodwinds. Short bio. Most fonts around 25 USD. Some demos available. Fonts available at Phil's Fonts. Blumenbach Beta, MinimumWageincomplete (1998).

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Carrois Type Design
[Ralph du Carrois]

Carrois Type Design (Berlin, Germany) started up officially ca. 2010, although Ralph du Carrois has been designing typefaces since ca. 2002. This dynamic company in Germany has three art directors, Jenny du Carrois, Anja Meiners and Botjo Nikoltchev. All three also design typefaces, as well as Adam Twardoch, Andreas Eigendorf and Ralph du Carrois himself. The company specializes in custom type.

Typefaces (a *very* incomplete list, with apologies, but I can't tell from the web site who made what...):

About Ralph du Carrois, b. 1975: He graduated at the Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe in 2004 with his first typeface family PTL Maurea. Since 2000 he has worked for different companies or agencies. In 2003 he founded the studio seite4 in Berlin with its main focus on type design and corporate identity design. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Carsten Raffel
[USOTA (United States of the Art)]

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Carter & Cone
[Matthew Carter]

Boston-based company started in 1991 by Matthew Carter and Cherie Cone. Produced faces such as Mantinia, Elephant, Sophia and the beautiful Galliard CC.

They produced type on commission for Apple (Skia), Microsoft (the screen fonts Verdana, Georgia, Nina and Tahoma), Time, Newsweek (Vincent, 1999), Wired, U.S.News&World Report, Sports Illustrated, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The New York Times, El País and the Walker Art Center.

MyFonts site. Linotype link.

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Carter Scholz

Fonts designed by Lou Harrison and implemented by Carter Scholz include Pluma, Rotunda, Lou Casual, Federov, Lou Titling, Aptos Uncial. He also made Kepatihan Cipher Notation Font, a typeface for cipher notation based on the Central Javanese system called kepatihan, which includes symbols for punctuating instruments, octave dots, phrase markings, bowing marks and more. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cartoon Link

Foundry in Seattle, WA. In 2011, they published the handwriting and dingbat family StuHeinecke, based on the work of Stu Heinecke, a famous cartoonist and direct marketer. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Cascadilla Press

Somerville, MA-based outfit that created Arboreal, a PostScript font for making syntax trees. Also produces fonts for linguists. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Castcraft Software Inc (or: OptiFont)

Castcraft [3649 W Chase Ave Skokie, IL 60026], showed off a comprehensive library of fonts, all with extended character sets for multi-language typography. OptiFont is a trademark filed in 1990 by Fredric J. Kreiter of Castcraft. Castcraft sold a CD-ROM Type Library Volume 1 at 200 USD. Its entire font collection was sold for 1000 USD. It also made some custom fonts. Most post-1990 fonts have the prefix OPTI. For example, OPTI-Peking is an oriental simulation font. OPTI-Favrile is a copy of Tom Carnase's Favrile (WTC).

A visitor warned me that there is absolutely zero security when you order from this outfit, so you are warned--this is a dangerous site! It seems that Manny Kreiter (d. 2005) was the last President&CEO, and that his family (Abe, Harry and Ned Kreiter) have been at it since the days of metal type (1936) starting as Type Founders of Chicago. I found this on their pages: Castcraft has licensing [sic] the entire 20,000 TypeFaces from "Type Films of Chicago" and the entire "Solotype Alphabets" collection. Mike Yanega claims that most of their fonts are clearly not original any more than most of Bitstream's are original, and like them they re-name many of their fonts to avoid copyright issues. Their fonts all appear to be a 'dead collection' of copies of relatively old designs that have already appeared in many other collections from the likes of WSI and SSi.

In 2010, John Brandt reports: Castcraft, aka Type Founders of Chicago, moved decades ago from Hubbard St in Chicago to a close-in suburb (Skokie? Niles?) and was still operating within the past few years when I happened to drive by. I failed to find any current incarnation, but they used several names even years ago as a prominent pirate. Besides pirated fonts (Typositor to later, generally poor digital), they were a big metal vendor (I have a partial metal set of Helvetica gifted as they left downtown in the 1970s), and also had a guy (whose name escapes me) who did fabulous high-end signage, from sand-blasted glass to the created-on-building inscribed metal logo for a well-known Michigan Ave mall. Longtime owner Manny Kreiter died in 2005, but whether Boomie or any of the others who may still be around kept it going is unknown. Aside from simply having ANY version of their many offerings, most would consider their collection worthless. Anyone who has a digital "OPTIfont" and a font editor can readily view the problems, including usually several times too many Bezier points within any character. I counted 78 control points on a minimal character, for instance, that should have had less than a dozen.

Listing of Castcraft fonts (compiled by myself). The 802 fonts listed here are all dated between 1990 and 1994. I know there are at least 1,000 digital fonts made by them, so my list is incomplete.

This link maintained by alt.binaries.fonts regulars contains most OPTI fonts for free download. It contains in particular some scans of one-line listings (i, ii, iii), and lists of name equivalences (i, ii).

Mediafire link.

Picture of Ned, Abe, Harry and Manny Kreiter.

Download and archive site created by a number of font enthusiasts at alt.binaries.fonts.

Defunct Castcraft Software link. Typophile discussion.

Font name equivalences (by Philippededa, 2012). Footnote: Most of the images on this page are borrowed from The OPTI fonts archive. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Castle Type
[Jason Castle]

Designs by Jason Castle from San Rafael, CA, who graduated from Dominican University of California. He does custom font design and sells commercial faces through MyFonts and FontShop. Blog. These include:

  • A: AfrikaBorders, Afrika Motifs, Agency Open (M. F. Benton, 1934, revival Jason Castle), Agency Gothic Inline, Ampersands, Azbuka (2005, a heavy slab serif).
  • B: Brasileiro (2007, an art deco face).
  • Carisma (2007, a clean geometric sans), Carlos (art deco inspired by Elektra), Castle Fleurons, Chinoise (2008, based on hand lettering that is reminiscent of a style of ancient Chinese square-cut ideograms), Cloister Black, Copperplate Script.
  • D: Deko Initials (1993, discontinued in 2007; based on NADA0 drawn in 1972 by Marcia Loeb), Dionisio (2008, didone).
  • E: Eden (Bold, Light; originally designed by Robert H. Middleton in 1934).
  • F: Fat Freddie, Futura CT and Futura CT Inline (2007, based on Futura ND, but discontinued after only a few weeks).
  • G: Goudy Lombardy (Lombardic), GoudyStout, Goudy Text, Goudy Trajan (1994-2010, free; +alternates).
  • H: Handsome (2002, nice finger dingbats, aka fists).
  • J: Jensen Arabique (left field art deco, based on work of Gustav Jensen, 1933).
  • K: Koloss (art deco).
  • L: Latin CT (2008,, 6 styles), Latin Wide, Laureat, Lise Informal (2008, handprinted), Lombardy.
  • M: Maximilian CS (Rudolf Koch, 1917), Metropolis Bold and Shaded (based on the 1932 Stempel cut as designed by W. Schwerdtner), Minotaur (2008, an original monoline design based on an Oscan votive inscription from the second century BC; looks like simulated Greek).
  • N: Norberto (2009, an all-caps Bodoni; +Stencil).
  • O: Ogun (2008, inspired by an Egyptian-style Russian block alphabet and useful for athletic lettering; formerly named Azbuka).
  • P: Plantain (2002, a digital version of Plantin Adweight, a 1913 face by F. H. Pierpont), Plantain Stencil (2009), Progreso (2010, a condensed, unicase, serif gothic type design inspired by the hand-lettering on Russian posters from the 1920s).
  • R: Radiant, Radiant Extra Condensed CT (both Radiants are revivals of Roger Middleton's face by that name, 1940), Ransahoff (2002, ultra condensed didone), Rudolf (1992, based on Rudolf Koch's German expressionist work such as Neuland).
  • S: Samira (2008, art nouveau style), Shango (1993, based on Schneidler Initials by F.H.E. Schneidler (1936), and including a digital version of Schneidler Cyrillic (1992); extended in 2007 to Shango Gothic and in 2008 to a 3-d shadow version, Shango Chiseled, and in 2009 to Shango Sans), Sculptura (2005, an all caps face based on Diethelm's Sculptura from 1957), Sencia (2008, based on Spanish art deco stock certificate lettering from 1941), Sonrisa (2009, art deco family---Sonrisa Thin is free), Standard CT (a neo-grotesque family).
  • Tambor (Light, Black, Inline, Adornado) (1992) (note: Jason claims that it was remotely based on Rudolf, which in turn was based on calligraphy of Rudolf Koch), Trio (an art deco sansserif), Trooper Roman (discontinued).
  • V: Vincenzo (2008, a slabby didone), Warrior (2009, a 3d font based on Ogun; +Shaded).
  • X: Xavier (art deco family based on Ashley Crawford by Ashley Havinden, 1930, revival by Jason Castle in 1992).
  • Z: Zagora, Zamenhof (2011: an all caps poster face with constructivist ancestry, named after the inventor of Esperanto), Zuboni Stencil (2009, Latin and Cyrillic, constructivist).

Klingspor link. Behance link.

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Catharsis
[Christian "Cinga" Thalmann]

Catharsis is located in Leiden, The Netherlands. Before that, Christian Thalmann's page Cinga.ch was run out of Switzerland, when he was a student at ETH Zürich. It had free typefaces such as the great Arabic simulation face Catharsis Bedouin (2004) (available here), CatharsisCircular, CatharsisRequiem (a unicase pair), CatharsisRequiemBold, CatharsisCargo, Cirnaja Bookhand and Cirnaja Calligraphy (made for his artificial language, Obrenje), Catharsis Macchiato (2005), CatharsisEspresso (2005).

As Catharsis, the commercial foundry, he published Octant in 2013: Octant is an original steampunk display typeface drawing inspiration from Victorian-age steel and brass engineering, as well as from blackletter typography. Gryffensee (2013, in styles called Eins, Zwei and Drei) is designed to be the Futura of blackletter, combining the time-honored gravity and relentlessness of the Gothic script with the clean, contemporary freshness of the geometric sans. It also covers Cyrillic.

Backstein (2013), baked brick, took its inspiration from the broken antiqua lettering in Berlin's old subway stations.

Volantene Script (2013) is a (free) uncial display typeface inspired by the penmanship of Lady Talisa Maegyr-Stark as seen on HBO's Game of Thrones. Numina (2013, Glamour and Glory substyles) is an extensive condensed fashion-oriented typeface family related to Skyline and Corvinus.

Maestrale (2013) adds calligraphic and flamboyant extenders to a decorative text face for a dramatic effect. Choose between Maestrale Manual (swashy) and Manuale Text.

Blumenkind (2013) is inspired by an instance of metal-strip lettering found on the Bürgermeister Kornmesser Siedlung residential building complex in Berlin from the 1960s.

Brillinace (2013) is a glamorous contemporary display blackletter combining the rich tapestry of Textura with a hint of the airy lightness of Spencerian script. Let's say that it is a light-hearted Textura.

1001 fonts link. Yet another URL. Fontspace link. Behance link. Klingspor link. Dafont link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Catherine Mouttet
[Hijinx]

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Catopodis
[Miguel Catopodis]

Miguel Catopodis (b. 1967, Buenos Aires, Argentina) is based in Buenos Aires, where he works as a graphic and type designer. He is art director at Accion Magazine and professor of Typography at UCES University and in the UBA Type Design postgraduate program. Creator of the humanistic sans family Centuria (2004-2008) which is a sans version of Morris Fuller Benton's Century.

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Caye Romero

Foundry in Madrid. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

CBdO Fonts Foundry
[Charles Borges de Oliveira]

The CBdO Fonts Foundry is headed by Charles Borges de Oliveira (b. New Orleans, 1971) and is located in Arlington, WA. Borges's typefaces are mostly scripts, signage typefaces and comic book style typefaces. many of them were first done at or are copublished with Letterhead Fonts.

He also sells through Font Bros and Letterhead. Klingspor link.

View the typeface library of Charles Borges. Fontspring link. Interview in 2013.

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C.C. Marshall
[Active Depth]

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C.C. Stern Type Foundry
[Jeff Shay]

The C.C. Stern Type Foundry (Portland, OR) was founded as a working museum and metal type foundry in 2009. The mission of the C.C. Stern Type Foundry is to cultivate a unique connection between industry and the arts in the Pacific Northwest. The organization is one of the few operating type foundries between San Francisco and Vancouver. The organization's ability to make metal type and decorative print elements, and to share that craft with the community, fills a growing need within the Pacific Northwest's network of designers, letterpress printers and book artists. The C.C. Stern Type Foundry honors the memory of C. Christopher Stern, who built and operated the foundry at Stern&Faye, Printers of Sedro-Woolley, Washington. It is run by Jeff Shay (involved in the Museum of Metal Typography), Brian Bagdonas, Rebecca Gilbert, Chris Chen, Connie Blauwkamp and Joseph Green.

Jeff Shay is a printer and photographer who has been making fine art for over 20 years. Jeff earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Distinction (magna cum laude) in Photography/Fine Art from Art Center College of Design in 1992. Jeff's hands-on printmaking instruction includes lab instruction at Art Center, where he instructed students in and demonstrated photogravure, intaglio etching techniques and lithography. He currently provides private instruction and printing services for artists through his company, Buzzworm Studios. Jeff brings experience in non-profit board positions including past roles as Board Treasurer and Chairman of the Personnel Committee for Food Front Co-operative Grocery in Portland, Oregon. [Google] [More]  ⦿

César Puertas
[Typograma]

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Cecilia Ann Harris
[Letters by Wordsworth]

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Cecilia Vizan
[Pio Pio]

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Celebrity Fontz
[Jose Jimenez]

Specializing in celebrity signature fonts, this Arcadia, CA-based foundry (est. 2008) is run by Jose Jimenez (b. Costa Mesa, CA, 1963). MyFonts link. It sells the following typefaces: Nursery Rhyme Initials (2004), Hire Me (2009), American Presidents (2008: a collection of all 44 U.S. Presidential signatures including Barack Obama), Signers of the Declaration of Independence (2008: a collection of all 56 signers of America's Declaration of Indepdendence).

In 2009, they added Tough Dude (childish handwriting), Western Americana (famous signatures), and Coulant Classique (calligraphic).

In 2010, he created a mix of calligraphy and brush in Classic Cool, as well as an ordinary hand-printed Wet Pussycat, and the all caps faces Snowflake Drop Caps, Crumpled Parchment (grunge), Mauro Poggi Ornamental Caps, and Flowery Drop Caps. Lil'Punk (2010) is a grungy hand-printed face. 20th Century German (2010), Maurice Dufrene Initials (2010, art nouveau) and Sassa Mixed (2010, inspired by Swiss art from 1939) are ornamental caps faces.

First Ladies (2011) consists of signatures of first ladies. Parisian Ornamentals (2011) is an ornamental shadow caps face modeled after an alleged 1810 design by J. Gillé [ahem, Gillé died in 1789...]. Other 2011 designs: Landscape Alphabet, Hollywood Stars (signatures), American Revolution (signatures), American Authors.

In 2012, he published Cartoon Characters Vol. 1, Medieval Times (illuminated caps), Pretzel Dough, Cats (alphadings), Bellflower (Victorian caps), Florid Renaissance (floriated caps), Victorian Ornamentals, Griffith Initials, Mother's Hand, Art Deco Flowery Initials (which are Victorian or art nouveau, and not really art deco in my view), Santerini Initials (inspired by Italian hand-etched designs dating back to 1839), 19th Century American Initials (art nouveau ornamental caps), Godfrey Sykes Initials (inspired by the decorations of Godfrey Sykes, whose work was greatly influenced by that of Raphael and Michelangelo), Alphabet of Death (a series of Northern-Renaissance-style woodcut letters based on the work of Hans Holbein the Younger), Lombardia Illuminata (Lombardic ornamental capitals), Straight Angles, Body Art (silhouettes), Italian Gothic (a full set of decorative initials inspired by 16th-century Italian calligrapher Giovanni Battista Palatino), Letters And Lace (ornamental caps), 26 Flowers (floriated drop caps), Brushwork (oriental brush face), Sfondo Fiorito (flourished caps).

Typefaces from 2013: English Monarchs (signatures of British monarchs), Kitchen Utensils (ornamental caps), Devilish, Papillon Woodcuts (a digital revival of an ornate alphabet by French engraver Jean-Michel Papillon dating back to 1760).

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Celeste Provost

Celeste Prevost is a designer and iconographer working out of San Francisco, California under the name Design is Fine. She created the thunder-and-lightning face Hand of God (2010).

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

Celtibérica

Foundry in Madrid. Their first commercial typefaces are Dura (2011), Manuscrita (2011, a script face inspired by 16th century Spanish scripts), Celtiberica (2011, chisel font) and Parque (2006, stone age face).

In 2012, they made Manuscrita XVI. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Celtic Fonts by the Celtic Lady
[Susan Zalusky]

Original Gaelic fonts. Designer Susan Kathryn Zalusky sells California Uncial for 20 dollars. She also gives away for free a simple Gaeilge (Irish Celtic) font, Celtic Gaelige UNICODE (1997). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cercurius (was: Lars Törnqvist Typografi)
[Lars Törnqvist]

Born in Karlstad, Sweden, in 1952, Lars Törnqvist now lives in Stockholm. Lars Törnqvist's designed many typefaces, first at Lars Törnqvist Typografi, and then at Cercurius:

  • Dialekt Svi: a series of three phonetic fonts for Swedish dialects.
  • Dialekt Uni (2001): a huge Unicode phonetic font that includes the West European characters, the characters and diacritics of the Swedish dialect alphabet and most of the IPA characters.
  • Fitzronald (2013). Based on Ronaldson Old Style (Alexander Kay, 1884).
  • Hnias (2004): a unicode runic font.
  • Remington Reseskrivmaskin (2000): a typewriter font.
  • DecCode (2000) and HexCode (2000): numerical fonts.
  • Pitmanita, a font containing the characters of Sir James Pitman's Initial Teaching Alphabet. This alphabet was used in many English schools in the 1960s.
  • Morsealfabetet, a Morse-Code font.
  • Korsstygn 1, a cross-stitch font.
  • Tant Brita (2006), Tant Ingrid (2006), Tant Ulla (2006), Tant Gertrud (2006), Tant Lilian (2006): stitching faces.
  • Knappast (2006), Knappolog (2013), Endast (2006), Emedan (2006): letters in circles or rounded rectangles.
  • Karolinus Fraktur (2006): A slightly regularized digital version of a late Baroque Fraktur type, probably from the beginning of the 18th century, issued by the Norstedts type foundry in Stockholm in 56 point size as Sju petit fraktur nr 2.
  • Simpliciter Sans (2006), a rounded sans family in three styles, based on the standard round-pen ink lettering used on technical drawings in the middle of the 20th century.
  • Huruvida (2006). Varvid and Varvid Caps (2006, a bilined tubular caps stencil face).
  • Vibertus (2007): a didone headline face based on Gras Vibert (1840, Vibert, for the Didot typefoundry).

And a jump list for Fraktur fonts. MyFonts link to his foundry, Lars Törnqvist Typografi.

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Cerebral Art Lab
[Cale Burr]

Cale Burr (b. 1970, Longview, WA) is a graphic artist from Bellingham, WA, who runs Cerebral Art Lab there since 1994. Ten dollars a shot for mostly handwriting fonts. Stevesto is a free Mac font. Other fonts: Beloved Anne, Blackie Stan, Devin Strap, Fresh Retread, Initial Expression, Prosser Dot Com, Rough Night, Steve's World, Foam Protection, Stress Related, Zoink (comic book face). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cerulean Stimuli
[Kevin Pease]

Kevin Pease runs Cerulean Stimuli in Collingswood, NJ. He created the typefaces Cerulean (2003) and Cerulean Black (2005). Check also his pixel family Fourmat (2004) and the very original card game-inspired Pokeresque (2006). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Cesar Hernandez
[Design Factory]

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Ceyhun Birinci

Type designer in Istanbul. Creator of the rounded organic sans typeface family Primus (2012) and of the basic geometric sans typeface family Genius (2013).

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

Ch. Bircher

Swiss type designer who created Hydrargyrum, Bold&Round, Hopp, Ditter, Dreissiger, Effeu, Halifax1, Kissinger, Manhattan, Moood, Neunziger, Robbery, Rough G, Swirth. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chance Type Co (was: Krayon Ink, and before that, Jedi Serpent Fonts)
[Andrew Galarza]

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, Codeca, 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, such as Vespers and Childrens Television Workshop. Jedi Serpent evolved into 510 ink and then Krayon Ink. In 2005, Krayon Ink was renamed Chance Type Co.

Home page. Old MyFonts link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Changing Lines

Creator of Changing Lines Type II (2012, Ten Dollar Fonts). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chank Diesel
[Chank Store]

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Chank Fonts -- Chankstore
[Charles R. Anderson]

Foundry in Minnesota run by "Chank", who has been making fonts since 1992. Free fonts sub-page. Chank Diesel from Minneapolis (Charles Andermack in the NY Times and Charles R. Anderson, b. Edmonton, 1970, elsewhere) is Chank, the prolific designer. He runs Chank Fonts with Heidi Olmack ("El Mack de los Toros"). Earlier notices in his faces refer to CAKE Publications (2401 University Ave. NE, Mpls, MN 55418), Chank Foo, Schmopyright, and Exploding (PO Box 90100, San Diego, CA 92169). Bio by Susan Froyd. See also here or here or here or here. Handwriting font service for 95USD. 95 USD Go font Yourself font service based on filling out a form. Piece on Chank in the MinnPost. Chank is a popular and colorful figure who said this about himself: I like to drink a lot, and would like to think I'm known for it. Several of my fonts were inspired by booze, and I like to encourage other people to drink more, too. My best font is called Liquorstore.

A partial list of his faces:

  • 200proofmoonshineremix.
  • A: Adrianna (2004, a sans family), Ammonia, Anger-Prerelease, Asswipe, AsswipeDeluxxe, AztecPezRegular, Adrianna Extended (2005).
  • B: BabOonjaZzbaSsoOn, Badoni, Bastard, Bawdy, BawdyBoldItalic, BawdyItalic, the Blinctype pack (Gomorrah, Sodom, Golgotha, Hamilton Offset, Player Piano), Birthday Girl, Blinkers, Bonehead, Braingelt (gothic), Brainhead, Bric-A-Brac BV (2002), Bridie, Brieincarnation, Brubecks Cube (2004), Buckethead, ButtplugTaft, The BLINCtype Letterpress Fontpak (2004, commercial: Gideon, Golgotha, Gomorrah, Goshen, Hamilton Offset, Player Piano, Prospect Modern and Sodom), Billsville (T-26).
  • C: Chaloops (2005, comic book face), Chankbats Objects, Chankbats Critters (2001), Chankbats Flowers, Chankbats Flakes, Chankflakes (2002), ChauncyDecaf, ChauncyFatty, ChauncyPerkins, ChauncySnowman [this popular series from 1996-1998 is the first font family Chank ever made based on his own handwriting], Cheesewiddler, Chicken, ChickenBonus, Chippewa Falls (2005), Chub, Chumley (2002, first grade handwriting), Chunder (1996), Cleptomania, CollateralDamage, Corndog, CorndogClean, Coronette (2006, slab serif), Cosmic (1996), Couchlover97, CouchloverTruncata, CowboyRhumbahut (2000), CrotchlessTeddyRoosevelt, Crusti, CrustiEr, CrustiEst, CrustiWacky, CurbDog, Cookie Dough (2002), Cowboy Rhumbahaut (2000, Matt Frost).
  • D: DarlingNikki, Dekapot (2007), DickwhippedLincoln, DongCasual, Drunk Cowboy (T-26), Dry Cowboy (2006, Tuscan), Dutch-Oven, Dutch-Treat.
  • E: Easterbuns (2008, Ascender Corp: a signage face), EatpooChubby, EatpooSkinny, EatpooTall [note: the latter three fonts were renamed Eatwell], Evergreen.
  • F: Fatthinfog, Flutterby (2006, free), Fucker, FriskyFlakes (2004), Fastlab (by David Cushman), Fosho (2014).
  • G: Girl77, Glovebox, Goshen, Groovies-Normal.
  • H: Halebopp, Harvester 3D (2008), HelveticaInaHamper, Hermenaut, HieronymousBoschian, HildeSharpie, HipstersDelight, HooskerDont, HooskerDoo, Hoover, Hystrix, HystrixHystrax, HystrixHystraxBordex, HystrixHystraxSleestax.
  • I: Imastar, IndustrialSchizophrenic, Instructor, Isotope.
  • J: Jawbox, JawboxChanky, Jawbreaker, Jeffersonofabitch, Johnson, Jingles (with Mike Cina).
  • K: Kat Walk (geometric sans), Keester Black (2002), Kaiser, KlippyDingbats, Kraftwerk, KraftwerkNarrow, Kroozr, Kwikfont, Kegger (2007, a collegiate lettering face).
  • L: Lambretta, Laundry, Laundrette, Lavaman, LemonadeSpeedster, Liquor 3D, Liquorstore (1997, a squarish face; since 2005 also in OT as Liquorstore 3D), Luncheonette.
  • M: Mars (2007), Mantisboy, Marcusia, Metolurgy2typeindexcom, Mikrokoszmo, MinglerNipsy, MinglerRitzy, MinglerTipsy, Miss Amylin, MisterFrisky, MisterLincoln, Mister Twiggy (woodsy design), Monko-Blocky, Moonshine, MoonshineMurky, MC Auto (2002), McKraken.
  • N: NailedToTheCross, NapkinTheModern, Nicotine, Nicotine Jazz, Nomadic, Nube.
  • O: Ollivette and Ollivette Elite (old typewriter faces), Omnivore, Oooopsie (this 1997 font is just Helvetica with some circles dropped on top of it. The Helvetica trademark and Adobe copyright notices are still in the font!), OooopsieReverse, Ooopsie, Orbital, OrbusBjorkus, OrbusMultiserif.
  • P: Panefresco (2011, 16 styles---a free sans family), PHreAkKruSty, Panzer, Paregos, Parkway-Hotel, Parkway-Motel, Parkway-Resortotel, PhysicsAlpha, PhysicsBeta, PlasticLasso, Player Piano (old stencil), Poker Party (2003), Polaroid22, Porkshop (1997, based on immigrant Manhattan signage), PorkshopGoodluck, Portastat, Prickly, Professor Minty (2005, curly), ProletarianBeta, Prospect-Modern, Puckfont.
  • R: Redherring, RhumbaHut, Ribjoint, Rubble, Rosemary (2000-2001, T-26, a sign painters font).
  • S: Saltwater, Schwinger (2003, script face), Schwing Shift (2003), Shadowboxer, Shakopee, SharpieStylie, SisterFrisky, SkippySharpie, SaucyMillionaire, Snipple, SooperCosmic, SpaceKrafty, SpaceToaster, Spacesuit, Spunkflakes (2002), StarryFHope, Sundayluck, Sunflower (2006, distressed typewriter), Swingdancer (2002, a custom connected script font first made for P. Puff Company), Swister (2004), GFY Santa Script (2004), Skylab, Shatner, Sunshine (2000-2001, T-26, grunge).
  • T: Tabitha, Tacklebox, TackleboxFive, Thymesans, ThymesansItalic, Transam, Transam03 (2003, commercial version), Trucker.
  • U: Ultramagnetic (by Mike Cina), UncleStinky.
  • V: VenerealDisease, Venis (2002, big text family, T-26: reviewed by Hrant Papazian), Venis Small Caps (2004, T-26).
  • W: Westsac (2003), Whorn, Wichita, Woodrow, Wordy Diva (1995, based on the handwriting of Lisa Bralts).
  • Y: Yearling (2000).
  • Z: ZsazsaGalore.

At Ascender, where one can buy the mostly hand-printed faces Birthday Girl, Bleacher, Bobby Zee, Chauncy Decaf, Churros, Collateral Damage, Couchlover, Easterbuns, Loopy Fiesta, Mister Marker, Mister Twiggy, Prickly, Snowballs, Space Toaster, Tipsy, Twigdancer, Younger Than Me (2009, grunge).

Interview by MyFonts in 2011. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Chank Store
[Chank Diesel]

Born in Edmonton in 1969, Chank works out of the north-east corner of Minneapolis. Chank Diesel is a famous and prolific designer, type designer, busy-body and mentor.

His creations include Destructive Decisions (2013, a foggy font), Soccerboy (2012, a hand-drawn multiline typeface), Spooooky (2011, a custom typeface design for the 2011 Target Halloween campaign), Professor Minty (2006-2010: spindly and gothic), HUGS (2005, comic book style), Porkshop (2011), Venis (2011), Yearling (2011), Amy Lynn Brown (2008, based upon the handwriting of the former Miss Kentucky), Ollivette and Ollivette Elite (2008, old typewriter face), Chrysler Electric (2007, fifties style connected script), Mars (2007, a custom family for Mars Inc), Quimby Gubernatorial (2007), Shrub (2007, grunge), the BlincType Letterpress Fontpak (2007: Sodom, Prospect Modern, Player Piano, Hamilton Offset, Goshen, Gomorrah, Golgotha, Gideon), King George (2003, ransom note), Ballers Delight (2007, free), Bell Martellus (2006, a Carolongian script family designed with Bill Moran of Blinc Publishing for the James Ford Bell Library at the University of Minnesota), Dry Cowboy (2006), Nomadic Egyptian (2005), Nomadic Sketchbook (2005, like Nomadic Egyptian, based on drawings by Kent Aldrich of the Nomadic Press), Newcastle (2005, blackletter face designed with Kevin Hayes), Player Piano (2005), Trucker (2005), Liquor 3D (2005), Chankbat Flowers (2005), Adrianna Extended (2005), Frisky Flakes (2005), Santa Script (2004), Chaloops (2004), Brubeck's Cube (2004), Carima (2002), Lambrettista (50s), Javatronic (retro font), Lemonade Speedster (more retro), Quimby Mayoral (2002), and others.

All his creations (50 fonts) can be purchased in Dentalpak (299 USD). Individual fonts at his store for 30 to 100USD. He also has a bunch of free fonts such as Yellabelly (handwriting), Fridley, Airboy, SundayLuck, Shadowboxer, Portastat, Fridayluck, Twenty Six Snake Rumba, and Blinkers. Plus 11 handwriting fonts (Penpal font pack) for 99 USD (this package has in my view only one really nice font, the dingbats Mikrokoszmo).

The GFY Handwriting Fontpak (2002-2005) is a collection of 21 fresh handwriting fonts in OpenType format for Macintosh or Windows. Contains the following fonts: GFY AuntSusan, GFY Brutus, GFY HeySteve, GFY JacksBluePrint, GFY Jeanna, GFY Josie, GFY Kersti, GFY Kimberly, GFY Loopy, GFY Marcie, GFY Mancini, GFY Michael, GFY Palmer, GFY Peggy, GFY Pollak, GFY Shue, GFY Ralston, GFY Sidney, GFY Sonya, GFY Thornesmith, and GFY Woodward. His DFY Handwriting Fontpak 2 (2008) contains GFY Artie, GFY Bobby, GFY Bobbys Kid, GFY Bracco, GFY Butcher, GFY Carmela, GFY Christopha, GFY Clarice, GFY Erin B, GFY Father Mike, GFY Finn, GFY Furio, GFY Georgio, GFY Janice, GFY Junior, GFY Madre, GFY Meadow, GFY Paulie, GFY Syl, GFY Tina, GFY Tony, GFY Uncle Junior, GFY Vito.

He also distributes fonts by others such as: AYERS by Mike Cina, BOOCHIE by Jamie Nazaroff, CURBDOG by Matthew Desmond, DUESENBERG by Jamie Nazaroff, GRAPEFROOT by Jeff Johnson, INSTRUCTOR by Roger Lootine, JUTE by Mike Cina, LUNAR MOD by Matthew Desmond, NAILS by David Prout, NUCLEAR STANDARD by Jamie Nazaroff, OBSESSED by Jamie Nazaroff, POSTER by Mike Cina, PLATFORMS by Joe Kral, PROSPECT MODERN by Bill Moran&Jon Poor, SNOOCHIE by Khai Pham&Chank Diesel, ULTRAMAGNETIC by Mike Cina, ULTRAMAGNETIC-BIG-HVY by Mike Cina. Chank claims that Misterfrisky is his most popular design. Other goodies: Crusti Wacky (1996), Sister Frisky, Liquorstore, Liquorstore Jazz, Orbital, Shakopee, Snipple, Katwalk (2004).

Dafont link. Behance link.

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Chantra Ngamrahong

Thai type designer located in Pattaya. Creator of Modkanfire (2009, stylish display face), the 10-style techno family Dee (2008), and the 3-style Dee Serif (2008). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Chaos Fonts
[Jason Matthew Everett]

Jason Everett (Lincoln, NE) offers 7 fonts of his own hand, at 18.50 USD a shot. The names describe the kind of lettering that is involved: Digifit, Dr. Vinyl (a piano key typeface), Deranger, Capsule System, Underworld Odd, Weirdo, Moultipass 2, Moultipass.

Other creations: Beamship. Betamorph, Boss Drum, Captivity Remix, Cliffhanger, Crakoom, EnterTerrestrial, HandWrit, Metatron Family, Psychopod, Renegade Master / Renegade Mistress, Replicant, Screebie, Supernaut, Syntosis, Technocrat (1998).

View the fonts here. Typoasis archived all the fonts. Fontspace link. Dafont link. Abstract Fonts link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Characters
[René Verkaart]

René Verkaart (Maastricht, The Netherlands, b. 1970) established Characters in 2004. His type designs:

  • Cucaracha (2005, Volcano Type). It includes Cucaracha Icons. A typeface commissioned by Boris Kahl for Kahl's Bastard Project.
  • Ballet Mechanique (2006). A custom-designed unicase font for musician Jeroen Borrenbergs, aka Ballet Mechanique.
  • Plan (2005). A corporate typeface made for Plan A Ontwerp, a graphic design studio based in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, based on sketches by Frank Vogt.
  • Reethi Rah (2006). See also here.
  • Siventi Logo Wide (2005). A Startrek face. Verkaart writes: This custom font was created from the Siventi Products BV logo, which was part of a Brand Identity concept done by Stoere Binken Design (SBD). The concept behind the handlettered Siventi logo was a playful concept, a colorful corporate identity that would change appearance like a chameleon to fit its purpose. Fresh and friendly on poppy plastic products, serious and distinguished on office desk materials.
  • Insider (2004). A sans serif custom face done for Insider Consulting in Duesseldorf, German. It became retail in 2011, and is sold as a warm grotesque family.
  • Nordic Narrow is a clean, stylistic font with a scandinavian touch. For an early development of the Nordic series, see Nordic A (2003, sans, sold through Fountain).
  • Savant (2012). A free informal face.
  • ShellShock (2005). A display typeface.
  • Accelerator. A techno / Startrek face solds via T-26.
  • Nantua (2003), Nantua Flava XL (2003, display typefaces sold through Union Fonts). In 2011, the octagonal typeface Nantua was offered for free download at Dafont.
  • Encrypted Wallpaper (2006) is a playful squarish typeface for creating textual wallpapers and decorations.
  • Vagebond (2003) is a monoline elliptical geometric font that is inspired by 60s television design.
  • Other fonts designed by René Verkaart include BorVer, Bionix, FatBoy One, Freaky Animals, Kryptonite (1998), Porta, SBD Block (a corporate typeface for his own design studio, Stoere Binken Design).

He co-founded Stoere Binken Design. Blog. Klingspor link. Behance link. Dafont link. Volcano Type link.