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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 hand-printed), Poldi No 2 (2008), Bloor (2008), Crazy David No 1 and 2 (2006, grunge), Karacan Pro (2005, eroded look), Polish Dirty News (2005, grunge), Nieanana (2005), Jackcake (2005), Mada693, Nonpress (2006, grunge), Plaq (2005, halftone simulation face), Dr066, KfontZ, Zawijasy (1997, a curly hand, now commercial), Punx (2006, grunge), 066 Army (2006, grunge), Kulfonus No. 1 and 2 (2007, grunge), Duck Duck (2006), Finito (2008, grunge script), Wopi Script (2005), Pimpus (2009, grungy script) and Wopi Script No. 2 (2005) and No. 3 (2007).
The designer is Piotr Wozniak in Krakow (b. Konskie, Poland, 1980).
Typefaces at MyFonts: 066 Army (066.FONT), Bloor (066.FONT), Chigliak (066.FONT), Crazy David No 1 (066.FONT), Crazy David No 2 (066.FONT), Dr066 (066.FONT), Duck Duck (066.FONT), Finito (066.FONT), Jackcake (066.FONT), Karacan Pro (066.FONT), KfontZ (066.FONT), Kra Kra (066.FONT), Kulfonus No 1 (066.FONT), Kulfonus No 2 (066.FONT), Linotype Kropki (Linotype), Longinus Pro (066.FONT), Mada693 (066.FONT), Nieanana (066.FONT), Nonpress (066.FONT), Old Stefan (066.FONT), Pimpus (066.FONT), Plaq (066.FONT), Pokrak (066.FONT), Poldi No 2 (066.FONT), Poldi (066.FONT), Polish Dirty News (066.FONT), Punx (066.FONT), Wopi Script No 2 (066.FONT), Wopi Script No 3 (066.FONT), Wopi Script (066.FONT), Zawijasy (066.FONT).
Founded by Carolina de Bartolo, 101 Editions is the San Anselmo, CA-based publisher of the book Explorations in Typography: Mastering the Art of Fine Typesetting and its iOS companion app. 101 Editions also offers full-service creative direction for a wide range of visual communications. It specializes in contract publishing, typographic consulting and custom typefaces.
Explorations in Typography Mastering the Art of Fine Typesetting is both the title of a 2011 book and the name of a web site by Carolina de Bartolo and Erik Spiekermann. The site is worth a visit, as users can "set" their own text. Their own blurb: [The book] is a vast collection of beautiful typesetting examples. Page after page, a brief article by Erik Spiekermann has been set in hundreds of different ways in hundreds of different typefaces, creating an extended visual taxonomy of typesetting that allows you to learn by looking. With complete type specifications on every page and examples set in hundreds of typefaces (many from the FontFont library), the aggregate effect is an ersatz type catalog as well as an extensive resource of typesetting ideas.
10four design group was founded in 2002 by Sue Lepard and Matt Heximer in Vancouver. Matt Heximer and Sue both graduated from The Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in 1994. Matt has held senior design and freelance positions in several Vancouver design firms.
Designer of ElDiabloRegular, TechnoOrganic (1996), Swashbuckler-Script (1996), BitchinCamero (1996) at Garagefonts. He also created Halqemeylem Serif (1997) for the Stolo Nation, based on Majoor's Scala. The fonts at 10four design include Adanac (free, clean sans), Bitchin' Camaro (scratchy writing font), Devicq (based on the handwriting of actress Paula Devicq), Downsize, El Diablo (gothic), Lonely Cowboy, Lonely Cowpoke (2010), Mia Pets (dingbats), Swashbuckler, Techno Organic.
In 2007, Matt published the free icon typeface Adanac that contains 62 Canadiana symbols.
In 2014, Heximer created Sonovovitch, a unicase display typeface inspired by the Russian Constructivist movement and Soviet Cold War era propaganda. Although a faux Russian font, Sonovovitch has language support for the true Cyrillic alphabet.
In 2016, Matt published the angular Preissig-style Millwright and explains that it is inspired by spunky DIY attitude and Industrial era hardware---an exercise in rendering glyphs with a rudimentary, hand-cut flavour. Behance link. FontShop link. Creative Market link. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Russian graphic and web design studio in Moscow, run by Alexei Vanyashin, Fedor Balashov and Kate Semenova. Alexei Vanyashin studied typography at Stroganov University under Dmitry Kirsanov from 2002 until 2003. He graduated in graphic design from the Institute of Design in Moscow in 2008. In 2009-2010, he worked on the Florian Diploma project at the Type and Typography course at the British Higher School of Art and Design in Moscow under Ilya Ruderman. Florian is a 9-style angular (wedge serif) text family. Florian and Geo Text won First Prize at Granshan 2010 in the Cyrillic text typeface category. Alexei designed the curlified Bodonito Display (2009), Eurotesque, Wire (2009, monoline sans), and ModL (2009). Schmale Antiqua (2010) is a very thin Latin and Cyrillic didone typeface that revives a 19th century typeface widely used for setting book titles. Behance link.
Cofounder in 2011 of Cyreal, a Russian foundry. There, he designed typefaces such as Rationale (2011, with Olexa Volochay and VladimirPavlikov), Vidaloka (2011, a didone done with Olga Karpushina), Alike (2009, with Svetlana Sebyakina), and Adamina (2011, a text typeface for small print: free at OFL). I am not sure if Iceland (2011, Cyreal: free at Google Web Fonts) is also his.
Typefaces made in 2012: Junge (a delicate roman face, free at Google Web Fonts, which was inspired by the calligraphy of Günther Jung), Merge Pro Greek and Cyrillic (codesigned with Kosal Sen, Philatype), Jacques Francois and Jacques Francois Shadow (Cyreal: codesigned with Manvel Shmavonyan, they are revivals of Enschedé No. 811 by J.F. Rosart; free at Google Web Fonts).
Suisse International Condensed Cyrillic won an award at Modern Cyrillic 2014.
Sumana (2015, free at Google Web Fonts, and published by Cyreal) is a family of Latin and Devanagari fonts for text setting and web usage. The Latin counterpart is derived from Lora by Olga Karpushina, Cyreal. Its vertical and horizontal metrics are adjusted to better match with the Devanagari. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
123 Buero is Timo Gaessner's graphic design studio, est. 2002 in Berlin. Gaessner studied at the Kunstacademie in Maastricht, at the University of Arts, Berlin, and at G. Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam. He was a founding member of Balcony Magazine in Paris in 2001. His typefaces include 123Naiv (2004), 123Queen (2004), 123Sweater (2005), 123Julia (2001). All of these are characterized by minimalist shapes. Fonts like 123Naiv can also be bought at Die Gestalten. Free font: Naiv-Fat (2007). Since 2010, partner with Alexander Meyer in Milieu Grotesque. At MilieuGrotesque (or: Meyer&Gässner, Zurich), his fonts Maison (2010, grotesque family) and Chapeau (2010, rounded) can be bought.
Commercial outfit (est. 2004) that has produced its own fonts: Bastian Sans, Bastian Sans CD, Zulan Rounded Black, Zulan, Sonic (futuristic), Sonic Shadow Light, Lotus (artsy handwriting), Lotus Condensed Italic, Okopia Mt (another Treefrog-like hand), Okopia Mt Roman, Fidente Md Shadow XT, Fidente Md. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphics editor for Science at the New York Times. 13pt is the New York-based design and type studio founded by Jonathan Corum. In the early part f his career, he created typefaces such as FB Agency, Eagle (1994, after initial design by David Berlow in 1989, which in turn was based on M.F. Benton's [or Lucian Bernhard's?] 1933 face, Eagle Bold; a strong font!), Law Italic (1997, for Sam Antupit and Harry N. Abrams---a digitization from a specimen of ATF's Law Italic No. 520), Mesa (1994, a Font Bureau handprinting face), the 5-unit handwriting family Victoria's Secret (1997, from hand-drawn originals provided by Sisman Design), the Bodoni-esque font Winterthur Display (1997, drawn for Harry N. Abrams), Law Italic. Custom typefaces include 2x4 (as part of logos), Columbia University, Liz Claiborne, Miesdings (dingbats for the new student center of the Illinois Institute of Technology), Readers Digest Fleurons (1997), WCS Wildlife (2001, the corporate typeface of the Bronx Zoo and the Wildlife Conservation Society).
1919 Type Foundry
1919 Type Foundry presents the typographic work of Scott Sullivan, who is currently a graphic design major at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, scheduled to graduate in 2009. About the name: The year 1919 was the year that the Bauhaus school opened in Weimar, Germany. It was roughly the year 1919 when Modernism and Constructivism were born in Germany and the U.S.S.R., respectively. All fonts are heavily based in geometry, therefore: Dosim OKT, Geovlad (2009, constructivist, based on the posters of Georgii and Vladimir Stenberg), 44X34X (2009, futuristic, free). The Triflig Paradigm is another project of his. There he is developing some fonts such as Moon Man, and one can download Gnashraw-Spaced (2009) and two of his FontStruct (pixel) fonts, pgdm001 and pgdm002 (2009). Designmoo link. [Google] [More] ⦿
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.
Lebanon-based Arabic type designer who runs the Arab type news and blog site called Arabic Typography. KHTT link. An ex-student of the KABK in 2006, he currently is a part time instructor of design and typography at Notre Dame University, Louaize, Lebanon, as well as a part time instructor of typography at the American University of Beirut (AUB), both since 2007. His Arabic type foundry is called 29letters.
At ATypI 2008 in St. Petersburg, he ran a workshop on the Arabic Kufi script. Speaker at ATypI 2010 in Dublin on the topic of political resistance and expression through graffiti in Lebanon and Palestine. His contributions to type design:
New commercial foundry offering mainly display type: the following families are available---Candy, Home, Star, Wax, Heads, Manana, and the Happy Holidays dingbats. 29USD per font. Similar and better fonts are available for free elsewhere. [Google] [More] ⦿
In 2010, he went commercial as 2D Typo. The first typeface at 2D typo was the modular pixelish Pressure Drop 2D (2010). This was followed by Ornamental Deco 2D (2010, art deco ornaments), Rally Symbols 2D (2010), Mascaron2D (2010, by Iryna Korchuk), Depot Trapharet 2d (2010, a stencil based on the tram lettering in Lviv), Ascetic 2D (2005-2010), Hutsulyandiya (2010, extraordinary ornaments by Iryna Korchuk), Simeon (2010, calligraphic), Cranked Pipe 2D (2011), Tripyllia 2D (2011, ornaments of the neolithic Trypillya culture), and Ukrainian Barokko (2010, a calligraphic typeface by Genadij Zarechnjuk), Historism Border (2011, border ornaments), Moreske 2D (2012, ornaments), Geomanticus (2012, modular squarish sans).
Typefaces from 2013: Bandelwerk (borders), Digital Stitch, Modern Wave (ornaments based on Alphonse Mucha), Hopferian (Roman caps after engravings by Daniel Hopfer (1470-1536)---typeface completed with help of Mariya Sokil), Simple Ribbon (art nouveau dingbats).
In 2014, Dmitry Rastvortsev, Lukyan Turetsky, and Henadij Zarechnjuk cooperated on the design of the free Latin / Cyrillic handwriting typeface Kobzar KS, which is based on the handwriting of Taras Shnvchenko, a famous Ukrainian poet, artist and philosopher.
Typefaces from 2015: Finetitle (ornaments for headers), Gothic Herbarium (a floriated ornamental font based on the Gothic Revival ornaments developed by Augustus Pugin (1812-1852)), Old Depot (rough stencil), Francesca (decorative caps).
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Grégori Vincens is the French type designer who designed the text fonts Albia in 1997, and Firenzia in 1998. He lives in Viroflay, near Paris. He won a judge's award at the Sixth Morisawa type competition in 1999. In 2002, he received a nomination for "Lipton Ice Tea", a corporate identity font, at the Trophées d'Or du salon Intergraphic de Paris. In 2003, he set up 4-Paris, a graphic and typographic design company.
In 2013, he started Fontyou, where he is CEO of a commercial font coop.
Sergiy Tkachenko (b. 1979, Khrystynivka, Cherkasy region, Ukraine) lives in Kremenchuk, Ukraine, and has been a prolific type designer since 2008. Sergiy graduated from Kremenchuk State Polytechnic University in computer systems and networks in 2007. Various other URLs: Microsoft link, Identifont, 4th February, Behance, Klingspor link, Revision Ru, Russian creators, CPLUV Fontspace, Twitter. Kernest link. Sergey Tkachenko's typefaces:
Free and commercial fonts by Andrew Galara (Miami, FL). Free fonts: FaneSerane (Andrew Galarza, 2001), IJ19 (Milan Zrnic, 2000), LikeWindInTheSummer (Andrew Galarza, 2000), Superchalmers (Andrew Galarza, 2001), TransitBullets9mmHollowedShells (Andrew Galarza, 2000). Commercial: 710 west 02, Bohemian Transit, Reset, Time Gate, Western Eyes. [Google] [More] ⦿
Adrian Spiegel (912lab, Germany), aka Prinzadi, created the pixel typeface Minusio (2014). In 2017, he designed a brush typeface also called Minusio.
A New Machine
Foundry, est. 2011, in Raleigh, NC, by Kent Swecker. A New Machine created the beautiful hairline hand-printed typeface Hair Line (2011), Sweck Sans (2011, a sans with some contrast and a large x-height), Unstable (2011, a paper cut face), the sketch typeface Crosshatch (2011), and the modular FontStruct-like typeface Model UR (2011).
Typefaces from 2014: Art Party (a festive hand-drawn typeface codesigned with with Erin Solomon), Carawan (a rounded sans family), Back and Forth, Fat Nib (splatter brush face), Smoot (whimsical typeface).
A Thousand Shipwrecks
Design collective in Melbourne which includes Sara Hayat. They created the art deco / Futura Black style typeface Nick Dale in 2009. They also created an ultra-fat psychedelic face in 2009. Posts stopped in 2009. [Google] [More] ⦿
Scott Willimas is the cofounder (with Henrik Kubel) of A2. Before that, it was called A2 Graphics/SW/HK, a London based design bureau founded in 1999 by Scott Williams and Henrik Kubel. At A2, he designed the elliptical typeface family Cubbit, as well as the pixel typeface game Over and Eyeslies. Williams and Kubel co-designed AF-Klampenborg (1997-1999) and FY-Brush Script Regular.
In 2014, Scott Williams and Henrik Kubel (A2 Type) codesigned A23D, a 3d-printed letterpress font. It was fabricated by model making specialists Chalk Studios. The font is presented by New North Press, which specializes in traditional letterpress printing. Adrian Harrison made a short film about the birth of the font, charting its progress from preliminary sketches to first inking and printing at New North Press. A23D won an award in the TDC 2015 Type Design competition.
A2-Type (or simply, A2) is a type foundry set up in the autumn of 2010 by the London based design studio A2/SW/HK. The designers are Henrik Kubel and Scott Williams. A2's bespoke type design is mainly the responsibility of Henrik Kubel, though every typeface is developed and approved by both partners. Kubel is self-taught, making his first typefaces while studying at Denmark's Design School from 1992 until 1997. Their typefaces:
At ATypI 2013 in Amsterdam, he speaks about New Transport.
Southampton, UK-based foundry, est. 2006. Font families include Regalese (2008, 8 weights with stylish rounded serifs), Arrow Heaven (2007, 6 styles of fonts with 62 arrows in 40 orientations each), Lydiard (2007, sans cum comic book), Demigrunge (2007), Nidex (2007, caps-only grunge), Rocksolid (2007), Perio (2007, a grungy didone), Havenbrook (2007, a 22-style family), Sudoku Blank (2007), Pikelet (2007, grunge headline face), Sanzettica (2007, a 40-style geometric sans family, but the x-weight is unacceptably large), Hunniwell (2007, felt tip style), Meriden (2007, display sans family), Saint Val (2007), Funkywarp (2006), Cheedo (2006, bi-lined), Old Forge (2006, roman style), Blank Manuscript (2006, music font), Disgrunged ABCD (2006), Disgrunged 1234 (2006), Beeble (2006), Choob Stripes (2006), Diffie (2006), Pixettish (2006), Caldicote (2006, a 13-style serif family), Starbell (2006), Tuzonie (2006, grunge), Cabragio (2006, free-flowing informal), Deltarbo (2006, sans), Write (2006, an almost architectural script), Dascari (2006, an informal headline sans), Smeethe (2006, comic strip face), Crockstomp (2006, grunge), Dorkihand (2006), Meltifex (2006, melting letters), Rappica (grunge), Blue Sugar (2007, grunge), Front Desk (2007), Powdermonkey (2007), Sideshadow (2007), Spiky (2007), Zebra Spots (2007), Amescote (2007, a 6-weight sans), Mivron (2007, outline sans), Puggu (2007, comic strip font), Luzaine (2007), Overlapper (2007), Satron (2007), Stubble (2008, grunge), Newsanse (2008, a 15-style large x-height disaster), Rysse (2008, an 11-style grunge family), Chelp (2008, grunge), Snather (2008: thin, rounded squarish), Keybies (2008, piano key font), Quickle (2008), Pevensey (2008: 21 styles, each with 1200 glyphs, transitional style), Spiraltwists (2008), Music Sheets (2009), Snazzy (2009), Shelflife (2012, a macho sans), Langton (2012, a workhorse sans family), Indipia (2012, a corroded family), Bradwell (2012, condensed sans), Dunsley (2013, a hand-drawn sans), Darnalls (2013, antiqued book face), Stamppad (like a rough rubber stamp pad), Heavenly Bodies, Stripated (2016), Slonk (2016: an ornamental font with a pearl in each outline), Guitar Chords (2016).
In 2015, he designed the German expressionist typeface Irrlicht based on Christian Heinrich Kleukens's 1923 typeface Judith Type. Dunkle Irrlicht is a fairly faithful rendition and extension of Judith Type. The Licht style combines a stencil version and an inline version that was inspired by dry, cracked wood. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Creator of these typefaces in 2015: Aarleta, Tombeo (watercolor brush set of ten fonts---Antonie, Auroine, Gianluca, Guinda, Larvarose, Lullaby Blues, Paintline, San Marino, Stuarte, Writero), Marshe (brush script), Aveline (brush script), Graun (grungy hand-painted look), Falco (vintage sans), Bassline, Granfold (marker typeface), Avres (fat brush script), Kaiven.
Graphic design student at the University of Creative Arts, Epsom, UK. Worthing, UK-based creator of the sans family Static (2010). MyFonts link to his foundry and to his persona. He designed the monoline octagonal typeface Exogenetic (2010). Behance link. MyFonts link. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Aaron Beck started making fonts in the 1990s under the labels Recordkeeper Software, Audio Electric Systems, and Aaron W. Beck Co. These include Beckett (textura, 1994), Cupertino (sci-fi face), Graveyard, Headstone, Pirate Bones, StoneCutter, Tombstone and Warlock. Fontspace link for RecordKeeper Software. Fontspace link for Aaron W. Beck Co. Dafont link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Johannes Birkenbach (b. 1956, Ludwigshafen) began his career with D. Stempel AG in 1983 drawing typefaces and moved to digital typeface design and development while working at Linotype in Germany and then Monotype in the UK. Since 1994 Johannes has operated his own design studio, ABC Design, and has worked with Ascender since 2004 on many font projects. In 2008, he joined Ascender Corp and is associated with its German branch.
Based in Pirmasens, Germany, his fonts include the Bijoux, Palazzo Caps (1997), Palazzo Text (2004), Jeunesse (1993), Jeunesse Slab (1993), Jeunesse Sans (1993), Cicero Caps (1996), Ambiente (2004), Jocelyn, Jonas, Ulissa, and Perrywood (Monotype, 1993).
Design studio founded in Denmark by Torsten Lindsø Andersen and Rasmus Michaelis. Together with Kontrapunkt, ABC Design created the new global brand typeface family for Nissan under direction from and in close collaboration with Bo Linnemann. Still with Kontrapunkt, ABC Design assisted them in developing the new didone style brand typeface for the Hotel d'Anglettere in Copenhagen (2016), working closely with Mads Quistgaard at Kontrapunkt. They also designed the wonderful Juli Sans (2016). [Google] [More] ⦿
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 typeface 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.
The ABC network uses some sans fonts. These were extracted from SWF files in November 2007 by a certain Abdul, and posated on alt.binaries.fonts, where they were named abcFont and abcFont-Bold. [Google] [More] ⦿
ABC Types (was: Absolutetype)
ABC Types is Tony Mayers' foundry. Identifont link. Tony produced film titles in London's West End. He learned the craft of phototypesetting. In 1979, he moved to Manchester, where he founded The Quick Brown Fox Company. He created Concept Crisis (grunge face), Concept Sans, De-Generation, Generation Gothic, Generation Graffiti, Generation Headline, Generation Lost, Generation Open, Generation Pixel, Generation Uncial, Monolith Roman (2004), Monolith Sans, Poster Gothic, Ranger, Society, and Text Gothic. Before ABC Types, he ran Absolutetype, where he sold the typefaces mentioned above. The typefaces are now digitally available from Cedars, PA-based International Type Founders (ITF), which was created by Steve Jackaman. The latest address for ABC Types was in Cedars, PA. It is identical to that of ITF. Tony Mayers has died.
ABC Typo (was: Bonté Divine)
Olivier Nineuil (b. 1964) created Bonté Divine around 1998, and renamed it ABC typo in 2001. He teaches at the La Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris. Olivier does custom work and has published fonts in the Agfa Creative Alliance such as Comedia.
Other typefaces by Nineuil: P'tit François, Bolobolo, Cassecroute, Garatoi, Maboul, Fiston, Jeuve-upa, Faidodo, Badaboum, Bigoudi, Japapeur, Giboulette, Garamome.
Custom work: Club Med (1996), Hachette Multimédia (1998), Polaris (1995, Autoroutes). Bonté Divine fonts: Picasso (1997), Bonté Divine! 007 (1996), Bonté Divine! 015 (1996), Bonté Divine! 022 (1996), Bonté Divine! 031 (1996), Bonté Divine! 036 (1996), Bonté Divine! 044 (1996), Bonté Divine! 061 (1997), Bonté Divine! 066 (1997), Bonté Divine! 077 (1997), Bonté Divine! 092 (1997), Bonté Divine! 097 (1997), Bonté Divine! 105 (1998), Bonté Divine! 112 (1998), Bonté Divine! 117 (1998), Bonté Divine! 121 (1998). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Abdul Hapiz Hilman
Ali Almasri is the Zarqa and Amman, Jordan-based designer (b. 1986) of the experimental typefaces X-Fire (2006), Relaxic (2005) and Graphiro (2005). He set up the typefoundry Abjad. In 2013, he made a fun inline custom typeface for the Wisam barber shop in Zaqra.
His typefaces include Swissra (2014, a Swiss sans-styled Arabic typeface), Swissra Condensed (2015), Molsaq Pro (2015: a rounded poster font family that features a modern Arabic Naskh with very short descenders and ascenders, and an all-caps Latin counterpart), Molsaq Arabic (2015), Molsaq Latin (2015), and Gerlaneu (2006, a 6-style octagonal and geometric family).
Located in Bandung, Indonesia, ABM Studio created the spurred Victorian typeface Huntington (2014), the sans titling typeface Grandia (2014), and the curly Indic simulation face Sailendra (2014). In 2015, they made the signage font Roodies. Creative Market link. [Google] [More] ⦿
French foundry on the margins of type society, obsessed with psychotherapeutic experiments, hyper-experimental, and indeed mental, typefaces. This outfit goes under various names. At FontStruct, where most of its fonts are produced, it is known as Neurone Error. At Dafont, it is known as Abneurone Fluid Types. Its commercial branch at MyFonts is called Abneurone Typografix or Abneurone Trauma Types.
Their first commercial fonts are ATT49 Fanfare, ATT48 Thrax, ATT47 Candies, ATT46 Exlixir, ATT45 Transfix, ATT44 X-Cute, ATT43 Small Proteus, ATT42 Childhook, ATT41 Arcane, ATT40 Lysergic4a, ATT39 Liquor, ATT38 Once Upon A Damned, ATT37 Innocence, ATT36 Kidding, ATT35 Bestiaire (2011), ATT34 Lysergic 2a (2011), ATT33 Koan (2011), ATT32 Faun Call (2011), ATT31 Paraphilia (2011), ATT30 Lysergic 1b (2011), ATT29 Mad Hatter (2011), ATT28 Minimori (2011), ATT27 Tripton (2011), ATT26 Lysrergic3a (2011), ATT25 Multicoloured Rythm (2011), ATT24 Swallow (2011), ATT23 Artlien (2011), ATT22 Dopamine (2011), ATT21 ABTOY (2011), ATT20 Rankle (2011), ATT19 Ink Lust (2011), ATT18 Overabundance (2011), ATT17 Ink Circus (2011), ATT16 The Orgians (2011), ATT15 For Whom The Bell Tolls (2011), ATT10 Stereo (2011), ATT11 Heterodoxa (2011), ATT12 Psilocybine (2011), ATT13 Sync (2011), ATT14 Prehisto (2011), ATT8 Human Decay (2011), ATT9 Eroded Eclosion (2011), AT4 Parallax (2011), ATT7 Medieval Sweet Shop (2011), ATT6 Detected Future (2011), ATT5 Hard Sync (2011), ATT4 Chalice (2011), ATT3 Outer Christ (2011), ATT2 Macpanic (2011), ATT1 Nimal Nimoy (2011), AT54 Intermezzo (2011), AT26 Metamorph Candies (2011), AT29 Dystrogonyx (2011), AG2 Placenta (2011), AT17 Farandole (2011), AT27 Innocence (2011), AT3 Nuclear Project (2011), AT38 Nanogonyx (2011), AT49 Neuromicr (2011), AT16 Faun Call (2011), AG1 Neuroticons (2011), AT55 Neo Geo (2011), AT36 Mad Hatter (2011), AT51 Pharmaceutic (2011) and AT5 Childhook (2011).
The FontStruct production in 2011: 00dot 5 TRANSFIX, 00dot 15 DYSTROPHIE POLYGONALE, 00dot 20 CURSED, 00dot 13 PARALLAX, 00dot 12 NUCLEAR TARGET, 00dot_7_nimal_nimoy, 00dot 17 SYNDROME F.K., 00dot 9 NEW TO, 00dot 6 DECLINE AND CODE, 00dot 3 ROBOX, 00dot 2 MINIDECO, 0dot 26 INKSECTS, 00dot 32 STEREO, 00dot 10 SMART PLAYGROUND, 00dot 33 FUTURE NOW, 00dot 23 BLING STREET, 00dot 4 TOXINE, 00dot 31 FAUN CALL, 00dot 19 ELIXIR, 00dot 30 DWARF LOGIC, 00dot 8 THRAX, 00dot 14 A NEW FORM OF BEAUTY, 00dot 22 HETERODOXA, 00dot 27 KIDDING, 00dot 21 INNOCENCE, 00dot 34 PICTORIAL ABUSE, 00ne Stretched Empty Cow (2011, a piano key stencil face), 00ne Empty Cow (2011), 00ne Medication (2011), 00ne Pills, 00ne Minipills, 00ne Stency, 00ne Neurelm, 000tag6 LYSERGIC, 000tag4 ROBOX, 000tag NUCLEAR WARFARE, 00ne dat / dot, 00ne Bat Kidding (+Stencil, +Stencil Quadrillé), 00ne Stencirc, 00ne Neurocirc Neue Deco, 00ne Neurocirc, 00ne Neurologo, 00ne Nutech, 00ne Nutech Black, 00ne Top Pix (+Clean), 00ne Not So Atroce Pixels (+Black), 00ne Videotech, 00ne Videotech Tamagochi, 0One Bad Video, 0One Exagg Superstrong, 00ne Blockollida, 00ne Minicut, 00ne Neuromoog, 00ne Exagg, 00ne XChurch, 00ne NeuroNeoq, 00ne Imprimante Matricielle, 00ne C64 NeurOOpart2, 00ne Heterodoxa, 00neZnorg, 00ne Znorg Heads, 00ne Zwrappearing (dotted and textured), 00neVideotech, A Present for Intaglio (2011, cloned from Intaglio's Wallachia), Inicial 1 (2010, an improvement of a typeface by Infotipografia), Neo Geo (2011), NE XS, NE 4x4 Technirement, NE Religious Migraine, NE Abtechre. NE Churching, NE Strange Light Pax Pact, NE Cellphone Cutie Punched Cards, NE Cellphone Cutie, NE Obl. NE Pax Pact, NE Pictorial Abuse, NE Charlie Chaplin Cybernetic Brains, NE Chaplin Cyborg, NE Unknown Remix, NE Neurofat, NE Neurocompressor, NE Neurocompressed Pictograms, NE Alien Orders, NE Filament Techneriment, NE Strange Light Pax Pact, NE The Eye, NE Moving Parallels, NE Alien Orders, NE Reordered Alien Orders, the NE New Newbix family, Parallax (2011).
Typefaces made in 2012 at FontStruct: AFT1 Heterodoxa, AFT2 Forbidden Apple, AFT3 Kidding, AFT4 Spacelab Parallax, AFT5 Detected Future, AFT6 Lysergic 2b, AFT7 Lysergic 2a, AFT8 Transfix, AFT8 Smart Kids, AFT10 Candies, AFT12 Neo Geo, AFT13 Arcane, AFT15 Hard Sync, AFT17 Cortech Hallucination, AFT18 Lysergic1b, AFT20 Abtech, AFT21 Bling Chief Story, AFT22 Ink Lust, AFT23 Faun Call, AFT24 Toying, AFT27 Fluffy Clown, AFT30 Koan, AFT31 Innocence, AFT33 ETPheuneHeume, AFT34 Neuromicr, AFT35 Tripton, AFT36 Intermezzo, AFT37 Rankle, AFT38 Dark Rankle, AFT39 Rankle Distone, AFT40 Smart Kids, AFT41 Smart Playground, AFT42 Lysergic 4a, AFT43 Small Proteus, AFT44 Lysergic 3a, AFT45 New Forgee, AFT46 Space Connect, AFT47 Mondrian Drone, AFT48 Bark At The Code, AFT49 Stereo, AFT50 Artlien, AFT51 Liquor, AFT52 Neuromecha, AFT53 Lysergic 1a, AFT54 Dinoxyde, AFT55 Human Decay, AFT56 Eroded Eclosion, AFT57 Outer Christ, AFT58 Boing Code, AFT59 Nimal Nimoy, AFT60 X-Church, AFT61 Macpanic, AFT62 Lovely Breeze, AFT63 Mad Hatter, AFT64 The Orgians, AFT65 Chalice, AFT66 Ssaammothrax, AFT67 Panthrax, AFT68 Less Is More Neuromicr 2, AFT69 Paraphilia, AFT70 Psilocybine, AFT71 Childhook, AFT72 Once Upon A Damned, AFT73 For Whom The Bell Tolls, AFT74 Medieval sweetshop, AFT75 Nanoprehistoryx, AFT76 Pictorial Abuse, AFT77 Bestiaire, AFT78 Fanfare From Outer Space, AFT79 X-Cute, AFT80 Medication, AFT81 Wrong DNA, AFT82 Wrong DNA, AFT83 Minimal Disto, AFT84 Abacadabra, AFT85 Pharmaceutical, AFT86 Code Flu, AFT89 High-Diving Blindness, AFT90 Nopix, AFT91 Floppy Disk O, AFT100 Farewell dawn, AFT104 Locked-in Glow, AFT105 Vivant, AFT106 Sharp Gloss, AFT107 Madame Guillotine, AFT108 Newbic, AFT109 Ataxie, AFT110 Strenuous MICR, AFT111 Effaceur, AFT113 Zeppelin Legacy, AFT1010 Jabbering, AFTN1, BUT1 Quarx, BUT2 Newbix, BUT3 Disto Matricielle, BUT4 Tomono, BUT5 Blurred Clown, BUT7 Religious Pill, BUT8 Nopix (octagonal), BUT9 Tipi Video, BUT10 Slanxic Acid, BUT11 Metamphetamental, BUT12 Znorgs, BUT13 Soyokaze, BUT15 Stick Tech, BUT16 Uninteresting Tech.
In the Testament series from 2012 until 2013, we mention Testament 132 New Indication, Testament 131 The New Orgians, Testament 128 Camphre, Testament 126 Neuromoog, Testament 122 Dissecting Geometry, Testament 115 Placenta Numérique, Testament 116 Abnormal Fairy, Testament 109 Madame Guillotine, Testament 85 Axone, Testament 84 Keen, Testament 83 Minimixture, Testament 52 Neuromecha, Testament 51 Liquor, Testament 50 Artlien, Testament 49 Stereo, Testament 48 Bark At The Code, Testament 56 Eroded Eclosion, Testament 55 Lysergic 1a, Testament 54 Inflated, Testament 59 Nimal Nimoy, Testament 60 X-Church, Testament 64 The Orgians, Testament 67 Panthrax, Testament 66 Human Decay, Testament 69 Chalice, Testament 47 Mondrian Drone, Testament 44 Lysergic3a, Testament 42 Lysergic 4a, Testament 27 Arcane, Testament 11 Minimori, Testament 8 Transfix, Testament 7 Lysergic2a, Testament 6 Lysergic 2b [The Lysergic series is about very large (around 200 cases high) grid pixel fonts with a severe inclination to psychedelism], Testament B Formaldehyde, Testament C Neuroticons, Testament Artefact, Testament Back Home, Testament 1 Heterodoxa, and Testament 12 Neo Geo. He also created an Archive series in 2012, which features an ornamental caps typeface called Archive 10, a geometric typeface called Archive 5, TEST PPain, and a textured typeface called Archive 8. He has a Trauma series that features Trauma 145 Razzmatazz Architect, Trauma 126 Lysergeek Boy, Trauma 127 Lysergeek Girl.
Typefaces from 2014: Trauma 155 Overly, Trauma 151 Migraine Bit.
About Type Foundry
Foundry in Omaha, NE, co-founded by Don Synstelien and Chris MacGregor. The Anger and Envy collections were designed by Don Synstelien. The Totem and Fetish collections by Chris MacGregor. Designers unclear: Electric Weasel, Font Pirate, Guilty, JackrabbitsBarGrill, Human Condition, Loud, Lumberjack Boxed Lunch, Lumberjack Fred, Mondo Kaizen, Nurse Ratchet, Roadkill Piqnik. Fonts by Chris MacGregor: Afrobats (1995), Boxonoxo (1998), Bridgework (1994), Citore (1994), Club (1998), Crystopian (1999), Datapad (1997), Empanel (1996), Emulate (1995), Epaulet (1995, now also at Agfa-Monotype), Esboki (1997), Esdeki (1997), Estuki (1997), Estuki MEGA (1997), Hiro (1998), Itto (1996), LeslieSmith (1995), Manitu (1996), Metolurgy (1997), Mitten (1996), Planet (1997), Reverberate (1994), Tagged (1994), Tshtars (1996), Utile (1996), Zehrgüt (1994). Fonts by Don Synstelien: Aspersion, Atomic Suck, Badger Fatboy, Benday Square, Brahn Mufun, CyberZombie, Dogs on Mars, Dream Time, LEaD Lights, Liquid Sex, Neck Candy, Remi, Nude, Omaha, RegenerationX, Ridicule (1994), Skannerz, Sprokette, Studded Leather Jackets (his best font), Two Beers. MyFonts link.
In 1994, Don Systelien created SynFonts.
Aboutype (est. 1991) is Joffre LeFevre's small Boston-based foundry and custom font bureau. LeFevre (b. 1945, Muskegon, WI) has been making typefaces since about 1970. Joffre LeFevre's 1997 Volkswagen font series is floating around in web space however. As he says, The Volkswagen fonts were hand-drawn by me to a specification based on a long neglected display version of Futura that was developed by a photo composition type foundry in the early seventies. Similar to the type used in the introduction of the first VW Beetle.
LeFevre's fonts include Antique Central (shop sign font), Bitters, Boot Stitch, Capital, Crombury (2006, elegant high-ascendered display family), Cullens Shoes, Downtown, Elongated Roman, Erasurehead, Everett Mill, Free Zone (2001, geometric sans), Granger (2007), Hemmings, Hunter (2001, a slab serif family in the style of Beton), Hunter Poster, Mac Sans Outline Poster, Max Stitch, Merchant, Minernil (2006, slab serif family), Mulsanne (race car font), New Horizon (inscriptional, Trajan), New Horizon Titling, New Prairie (2001, transitional family), Pemberton, Pitch Pipe (2001, modern, bold), Putney (shop sign font), Ravenna, Rays Cafe, Redeye (2001, a religiously condensed and quite unreadable face), Redeye Sans, Revenue, Saloon, Sparrow (2007), Vanquish (2001, geometric sans), Wade Vernacular, Whitingham, and Zone.
Some fonts now sold through MyFonts: Antique Central, Bitters, Boot Stitch, Capital, Crombury, Cullens Shoes, Downtown, Elongated Roman, Erasurehead, Everett Mill, Free Zone, Hemmings, Hunter, Hunter Poster, Max Stitch, Merchant, Mulsanne, New Horizon, New Prairie, Pemberton, Pitch Pipe, Putney, Ravenna, Rays Cafe, Redeye, Redeye Sans, Redeye Serif, Revenue, Saloon, Vanquish, Wade Vernacular, Zone, Sydney, Charles, Merrimac, Willem, Float, Proceed, Salonika.
The Abrams Legacy Collection was established to preserve and promote the legacy of renowned type designer and lettering artist, George Abrams (d. 2001). It is headquartered in New York City. The digital typefaces are managed and executed by Charles Nix. There are two type families, Augereau (a garalde in 13 styles) and Abrams Venetian (a Venetian in 6 styles).
Abrams Venetian was designed in 1989 based on Nicolas Jenson's renaissance letterforms, but was not available until ten years later.
Dutch foundry in Bergen op Zoom. Psychoscout is an initial caps font, originally developed for the Psychoscout record by Flat Earth Society (2006). It was made commercial in 2011. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Finnish design consortium. About 3 dollars per font. Among the mostly display typefaces, I like penetrati (by Vesa Kautto), Electra-Normal (by Anna-Elina Aartola), and abstra (by Vesa Kautto). [Google] [More] ⦿
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.
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).
Type Designer from Hyderabad, India, b. 1988, Hyderabad. He created the slightly creepy Latin handwriting typeface The Demon Font (2011). His foundry is also called Kalaam. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Josh Wyatt (Accidental Design) is a design student from Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand. He created the beautiful sans face shown here. Kris Sowesby was his teacher at Massey University. [Google] [More] ⦿
Studio in Banda Aceh, Indonesia. Creators of the Arabic simulation typeface Alkhalam (2015), the calligraphic Cobully Script (2016), Aventurine Script (2016), the hand-crafted Skyfall (2016, marker pen style), Gondez (2016) and Asaina (2016), and the brush script typeface Sikula (2016). Behance link. Creative Market link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Chinese designer of these commercial Latin display typefaces: Gracey (2012), Anjelica (2013), Rail (2013), Maix Rounded (2014), Pio Rounded (2014), WOM Rounded (2014), Greenleaf (2014), HulaHoop Rounded (2014), Acmenter (2014), Brush Serif (2014). [Google] [More] ⦿
Type designer based in Paris, who makes experimental commercial fonts at "For Home or Office Use" (Frankfurt). One of his families is called Lini (2000, semi-technical). Others: 2Try-Strich, 3Try-Straight, 4Try-kerned, 7Try-Medserif, 8Try-Micro, 12Try-Lego, 131Try-Klinspor, 161Try-Bitter, 172Try-Reg, 1722Try-Fliess Fett, 1721Try-Reg Inline, 174Try-Serif, 1742Try-Serif Fett, 18Try-Annette, Densite, Ouvert, Knubb, Knubb-20, Lini Eins, Lini Drei, Lini-Viers, Love-1, Love-10, NEW FEw, NEW GEw, NEW Klein, sBit34, WIR 2, WIR 3, WIR 4, WIR 6Vi, WIR 7Vi, WIR 7Vi Fat. Achim also runs Vier5 with Marco Fiedler, a graphic design studio. At Vier5, he published the experimental typeface SVT (2010) and the futuristic angular Shake (2010), which was originally designed for the Centre d'art Contemporain de Brétigny in France. [Google] [More] ⦿
ACME Fonts (or: CHK Design)
Started in 1996, by Christian Küsters and Andy Long (from South London), ACME Fonts is a London-based foundry, offering fonts by Küsters and these designers: Anthony Burrill, Gérard Paris-Clavel&Johannes Bergerhausen, Jean-Lou Désiré, Paul Farrington, Robert Green, Paul Kehra, Henrik Kubel, Simon Piehl, Alex Rich, Carsten Schwesig, Sandy Suffield, Dirk Wachowiak, Anne Wehebrink and Paul Wilson. Christian Küsters is an ex-student of Matthew Carter at Yale. Born in Germany, he now lives in Oberhausen. Buy the fonts at MyFonts. The company evolved, I guess, into CHK Design.
Acmé-Paris is a design studio in Paris run by Élodie Mandray and Caroline Aufort. Creators of New Gothic Textura (2009), Canevas (2010-2012, stitching font), Acme (2013), Tropique (2011, experimental), Minuscule (2012), Tribute (2012, children's hand), Juicy (2010), Eclipse, Thésard, the music-inspired Swing (2010), the heavy monoline sans typeface Acmé (2013), the titling sans typeface Le Creux (2013), and the stitching font Canevas (2013).
Typefaces from 2015 include the multiline neon font Neo Neon.
In 2016, Acmé Paris designed the copperplate style poster typeface Aylak, the art deco typeface Beaumont, and the avant-garde typeface Cattolica.
German designers of some experimental 2d and 3d fonts, under the guidance of Professor Tanja Diezmann from the Hochschule Anhalt in Dessau. Fonts include Isometrie (sans), Actiontype Bold (3d), Actiontype Light, Actiontype Serif (slab serif). Using these fonts as base models, several random fonts were constructed by interpolation. Actiontype is managed by Marcus Schaefer in Dessau. [Google] [More] ⦿
C.C. Marshall (b. 1985, Richland Center, WI) is a type designer in Madison, WI. He graduated from Minneapolis College of Art and Design, and founded the multimedia shop and font foundry Active Depth in 2000. Designer of Catenary (2010, an organic sans family). This family includes a Stencil style and a grungy Guerrilla style. At Dafont, one can download the grungy Catenary Stamp (2011). Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Cinnamon Hanna Roberts (aka Active Dogz) is the designer of Wallflower (2013, hand-printed), Freshman (2013), Easter Yolk (2013), Sophomore (2013) and Cinnamons Font (2013, free children's script font).
Active Sphere is a foundry in Valenzuela City, The Philippines. It is run by Ronnie Dela Cruz (b. 1963, Manila), a part-time freelance web and graphic designer.
Their fonts include the geometric sans display families Kayla Sans (2008), Kathleen Sans and Serif (2008), Leenyx (2008), Jekatep, Sean Henrich ATF (2009), and Yarikha (2008). Stephanie (2008) and Zirphy (2008) are rounded geometric display fonts, and Kamaru Sans (2008) is an experimental sans face. Mecatoque (2008) is Victorian but pretends to be futuristic, and Sayonachi (2008) is a curly children's book face.
Stanix (2011) and Tsikot (2011) are fat techno typefaces. Maxine Sans (2011) is a basic humanist sans family. Tamika (2011) is a gorgeous oriental style brush face. Anino (2011) is a grunge family. Anikka (2011) is a monoline sans family with an extremely thin hairline on one end. Filipina (2011) is an organic sans family. Bradford (2011) is a squarish family. Gretta (2011) is a minimalist sans with missing strokes. Danrex (2011) is Ronnie's contribution to the "fat counterless" craze. Merina (2011) is a fat piano key face. Sailfin is a stylish monoline organic sans family.
Typefaces from 2013: Monterra.
Typefaces from 2014: Tiger Cat. A large modular typeface family that follows the octagonal mechanical genre.
A-D Foundry is a small independent type foundry established by Daniel Westwood (of Family) in the UK in early 2010. Their typefaces include the inline typeface Mason Regular (2010), Kläda (2011, a bilined typeface made for a UK-based online fashion label), Retail (2011), Process (2011, stencil), and the monolined Agostin family (2010).
Or Adrianna Napiorkowski. Graduate of the University of Lodz, Poland, in 2011 and Robert Gordon University in the UK, class of 2015. She is currently based in Mannheim, Germany. Her typefaces:
Adagio Type Foundry
From Amagansett, NY, Bill Troop's webless foundry: Bill Troop designed Adagio Didot (130 USD for 4 weights). Bill Troop's present company is Addict Inc., but I could not find a web page. Get News Gothic MM from the Bitstream Type Odyssey CD. See also here. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer in Kansas City, MO, who created the ink-trapped sab serif typeface Concordia in 2014. Free download.
Graphic designer in Cincinnati, OH. FontStructor, who made the octagonal typeface Ladd Block (2011). MyFonts link. His commercial typefaces include Cut Block (2012: white-on-black sketched letters), Tape Back (2012), Inked Balterm (2011, a monoline hand-drawn sans with ball terminals added in) and Inked Classic (2011, blackboard bold).
Free typefaces from 2015: Poster Cut, Poster Line.
Typefaces from 2017: Active (an upright brush script).
In 2012, he created the super-fat counterless octagonal Korean typeface Nemo Nemo Hanguel.
Add (Aoki Digital Design)
Geometrically strong fonts by Atsushi Aoki: AddFatMan, Shade, Speedy, Round, Steel, Line, Rusty, Loops, Shark (not free), WASP (not free), Jazz, IronPoint7, StandardBitmapPoint9. Mac type 1 and Windows truetype. Font names: AddCityboyNormal, AddElectricCity, AddFatMan, AddJazz, AddLGBitmap09, AddLine, AddLoopsNormal, AddMBitmap06, AddRusty, AddShade, AddSniperNormal, AddSpeedy, AddStandardBitmap (2011), AddStarSugarNormal, AddStarSugarOblique, AddSteel, AddWBitmap09, Addround. Font Pavilion sells AddWasp (1999). He designed PointN (1999) at Digitalogue in their DPI72 series. Alternate URL. Dafont link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Commercial foundry which produced Frank 1, Handset 1, Handset Reversed, Dirty, Dirty Reversed, Scruffy, Scruffy Reversed, Frank 2, Broke Up, Broke Up Reversed, Broke Up Caps, Broke Up Caps Reversed, Dreamin, Dreamin Alternate and Shot, some time before 2005. [Google] [More] ⦿
Adele Type Foundry
Type designer in Lyon, France. In 2017, he created ATF Osmose Ultra Light. During his studies at L'École européenne supérieure d'art de Bretagne (2012-2014), Matthieu Salvaggio designed the sans typeface S1 (2013). Cargocollective link. Behance link. Link for Adele Type Foundry. [Google] [More] ⦿
Adien Gunarta is an Indonesian type designer (b. 1995) who is based in Probolinggo, East Java, and who is studying at Airlangga University, Surabaya, class of 2014. His typefaces can be found under his name or under Teras Grafika (set up in 2015) and Fontastic Indonesia. Adien Gunarta's typefaces are brimming with Indonesian cultural heritage symbols and shapes.
Typefaces from 2010, mostly made with FontStruct: the pixel typeface Benci Malaysia, the hand-printed Nyonya Gendut, the squarish typeface Hutan and the irrgularly sized Madura Regular. He also made the texture / knitting typeface Batik, FoOleD bY GaYUs, Probolinggo (organic), Smasasinema (display face), the texture typeface Serangkaian Pattern, Indo-Malay Confrontation (pixelish), Koruptor and the Bitches (gothic), Qurban Feast, and the curly native pattern typeface Mlungker.
In 2011, he made Kabupaten (a sketch font), Social Monster, Buka Pusa Bersama, Ceria Lebaran, Pajarakan Studs, Batik Gangster, Maharani (hand-printed), Lovely Eunike Hans (hand-printed), the texture typeface Kawung Textile, Wildan Izzur Gunarta, Genius Jempolan Royal (scanbats), Pray For Japan, Quantum of Bali, X-Code from East (Javanese script), Hangeul (Korean simulation face), Halidians Blockserif, Moanday Earn Bored, the paper cut typeface Malingsia, Awesome Java, Mesin Hitung (an LCD face), Eenvoudige Batik (stitching face), Antique Paleoindonesia (patterned face), Kebencian (scratchy face), Kemasyuran Jawa (a display face with an Indonesian look), Probolinggo Sans, Londo Chino, Urban (paper cut face), Bikang Struck, Chana Remedy, Indonesian Woman (pixel dings), People Diverse (pixel dings), DBA Muslim (pixel dings), Turk and Nusa (ball terminal face), Jakarta Recycle (paper fold octagonal face), Halida Sans (a swirly version of Ubuntu), Buka Puasa Bersama (Arabic simulation face), Social Monster (grunge), Ceria Lebaran Normal (lava lamp typeface), Dukungan, Dukungan, Sanjaya Epoch, and Jakarta Sunken (angular face).
In 2012, he created Halidians Blockserif, Penakut, Agoestoesan, Siti Maesaroh (Arabic simulation face), Turk and Nusa, Rest in Phuket (Thai simulation typeface), Chana Remedy, Bunaken Underwater, New Madura, Moro Seneng, Endutt Normal, Antibalon, Hayyu Kaget, Damai Kpk Polri, Damai Pelajar, Jangan Bersedih (hand-printed), Ikan Besar, Senyum (hand-printed), Catatan Perjalanan (fat finger face), Wizzta, and Quick Argani.
Typefaces from 2013: Emilio 19 (athletic lettering font), Bangkit, Faishal Bakeries, Soerjaputera (avant-garde), Soerjaputera Doea (art deco), Sang Fatchurrohmah (lava lamp face), Aceh Darusalam (Arabic simulation face), Revolusi Timur Tengah (Arabic simulation face), Nurkholis (Arabic simulation), Kopleng (alchemic), Menjelajah Halmahera (a ronde font), Jakarta Highends, Smasasinema, Sanjaya Epoch, Mlungker, Dukungan, Thohir Ke Badreah (all caps sans face), Serangkaian Pattern, Endutt (fat finger face), Boutiques of Merauke (a curly typeface), Balinese Family, Zamrud & Khatulistiwa (curly font), Awesome South Korea (great oriental-look font), Freeport Go Away (poster font), Senang Banyol, Don Aquarel, Jawadwipa Adisastra, Si Kancil (fat finger font), Wortellina, Don Butique (hand-printed), Did You See That, Bimasakti.
Typefaces from 2014: Rampung, Prabowo, Larasukma (an abstract shape font), Tafakur (Arabic simulation typeface), Syawal Khidmat (Arabic simulation face), Kurnia (curly script), Kota Surabaya (dingbats of buildings), Hutan Lestari, Kobarapi (spurred typeface), Mukadimah (Arabic simulation, based on ae Cortoba by Arabeyes), Huruf Maranti (upright connected script), Emilio 20 (athletic lettering).
Typefaces from 2015: Gurindam (Dutch art deco), Upakarti, Tyree Friendly Face (rounded sans), Berantas Korupsi, Kanisah (Hebrew simulation font).
Typefaces from 2016: Belacu, Cemong, Bungasai, Semringah, Binarung (masks), Surabanglus (beatnik style).
Adnauseum is an experimental design studio in Brooklyn, NY, run by Christian Acker, an American type designer (b. 1979, Norwalk, CT) who graduated from the Parsons School of Design in New York City in 2002. Christian occasionally guest lectures typography classes at Parsons. He set up Adnauseam in 2002 and Handselecta in 2003.
He designed Sailor Gothic (2003), the Spanish-looking font Sailor Jerry (2002), Joker Straight Letter (2006), Mene One NY Throwie (2006), Mesh One AOK (2006), Meskyle Laid Back (2006), Sabe Ghetto Gothic (2006), and 24Hrs (2002, Cubanica).
The company that changed typesetting by the introduction of PostScript and type 1 fonts. Adobe Systems, based in San Jose, California, was started by John Warnock and Chuck Geschke in 1982. In 1999 it became a billion dollar company. The success of the PostScript graphics programming language, a printing industry standard since the mid-1980s, explains its early success. The company grew thanks to other popular products such as Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, and thanks to the introduction of the PDF format for document. Sumner Stone was the Director of Typography from 1984 to 1991. He initiated Adobe's design program, where classic fonts (including Garamond and Caslon) were revived by type designers such as Robert Slimbach, Carol Twombly, and others. New type designs such as Minion and Myriad saw the light. The Adobe type design group was later headed by David Lemon, with the help of Thomas Phinney. Other gems in the Adobe arsenal include the PostScript Type 3 format, which permit designers to use programming tools (loops and calculations) to show typefaces. This font format was dropped after a decade (although one can still use it in PostScript programs) because ATM, Adobe's Type Manager for screens, cannot ghandle them. The Multiple Master format, which allows an infinite number of fonts to be interpolated between a set of master designs was also promising. It too was dropped in 1999 after about a decade.
Adreson Vilson Vita de Sá
He created a font and icons for La Molina Wayfinding (with Sergi Diaz and Jaume Juan).
Adriana Esteve Hernandez
Her fonts include Kicks (2012, a fun hand-printed typeface for children's books), Stitching Kit (2010, dings), Fiddleshticks (2009), Sorbet and Sorbet Wide (2009, like architectural letters), Fancypants (2010, curly lettering), Stitchin Crochet (2009, dingbats), Trellis (2009, hand-printed), and Draft Punk (2009, comic book style).
Andrej Dienes is the Senica, Slovakia-based designer of the Akceler typeface family in 2012, which is advertised as a type system for sports. The text that accompanies this large typeface family: Elasticity of glyphs reflected adrenalinous shapes of latest bikeframes, skies or sportcars. Maximum open arches guaranteed good readability in very small sizes and prevented interchanges of glyphs "o, c, e" per poor reading conditions. Softness of minuscules is at capitals balanced in bottom arches, that are subtly kicked-up. Numerals are important component of sport communication, so here have expressive design, different from numerals of book typefaces. Every font have 10 kinds of numerals. Character case contains between 1000 glaphs sport icons and othes signs creating sport feeling.
Densit (2012) is an ultra-black display family that includes a Sans and a Serif. It was designed for Reco, Senica.
Andrej set up the commercial typefoundry Adtypo in 2013. In 2015, he published Fazeta, an angular traditional Czech typeface family in which each font has an impressive 1140 glyphs, and the family is divided into Display, Text and Caption subfamilies. He calls it a text typeface without sentiment. A bit later in 2015, he published the companion font Fazeta Sans.
Adult Human Male
Adult Human Male is the typefoundry of Malaysian designer Alex Hy, who is located in Berlin or Ireland. His Twitter account says that he is New York, Paris and Coolock. His Dafont account calls him Irish. Whatever. Alex has two aspects, a commercial one, expressed in his commercial foundry Adult Human Male, and a free one via his Squack site on Dafont.
The commercial Alex created the grunge stencil typeface Butterworth (2011), the hand-drawn Teksi (2011), the monoline squarish family Ebdus (2011), Valis (2011, futuristic), and the thin avant garde monoline typeface New Slang (2011). Gordito (2011) is a graffiti style bubble font that says Smurf.
In 2012, Alex published the poster caps typeface Areaman, Stink Lines (multilined typeface) and Penang (art deco signage typeface seen on Penang by the creator). Straights Light is a beautiful pair of bilined all caps typefaces. Dale Kids is a children's book typeface. Hokkien (2012) is an art deco typeface with Chinese influences. Mister Mustard is a chubby rounded art deco typeface. Barkley (2012) is a textured caps typeface with a chalk board feel. Liner Notes (2012) is a bilined hand-drawn typeface. Bartleby (2012) is a hand-drawn all caps display font.
The free font foundry Squack has the hand-printed typefaces Barker Allcaps (2012), Scrapist (2012, sketched), Billy Boy (2011, 3d), Quito Chicken (2011, 3d), Fred Wild West (2011, a grungy western face), Coolock Black (2011), Zapftig (2011), Ringworm (2011), Suicide Draft (2011), National Granite (2011, a 3d stone chisel face), Whiskey Fingers (2010), Wank Hands (2010) and Middle Man (2010), and the irregular typefaces Zapftig (2011), Shock Corridor, Pollo Asado, Middle Woman, Ghost Words, Late Puberty, Parrannoyed (2010, ransom note face), the hairline typeface Rexic (2011), Black Grapes (2012), Chump (2012, hand-printed capitals), Areman OT (2012), and the grungy Skidmarks (2012).
Typefaces from 2013: Salas (a chunky cartoon face), Rabid (a crayon font), Strokin (a great brush face---part charcoal part paint strokes), Bevel Hands, Bunk (a layered beveled type system absed on a monoline fat rounded sans, Bunk Base 2), Spengler (inline face), Vastra (Bauhaus style, organic), Swingers (curly and cartoonish), Chump Change, Treves Sans (crayon face).
We read that the fonts are designed by EircomTest. Aka Squack, MiddleMan and Alex H.
Aerotype is a foundry in Camarillo, CA (formerly in Glendale, CA). It sells the typefaces of Stephen Miggas. Many types were designed around 1998, and most were rejuvenated and updated in 2005. A list of Aerotype's typefaces typefaces:
Adam Fathony (AF Studio, Bandung, Indonesia) created the vintage typeface Grandesa (2014), the signage typeface Magnifika (2014) and the Victorian typeface Marema (2014).
In 2015, he published the connected swashy script typeface Octavia Script, the brush scripts Carbonera and Shallom, the hand-lettered Vanilla Daisy Script and Mightype, the watercolor script Hollycakes, and the connected Brayden Script (and Sans).
Typefaces from 2016: Drustic Daily, Karlberg Script, Ecosmith Script, Halosense Script (calligraphic), Lunar Cone (connected layered script), Clarkson Script, Salvador Script, Salvador Serif, Salvador Condensed, La Venice Script (retro signage lettering).
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, hand-printed), 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 2015: Skarpa Round, Nistiver (calligraphic script), Lavenda (calligraphic script).
Typefaces from 2016: Lidaxid (connected script), Hinzatis (calligraphic script), Roicamonta Basic (connected calligraphic script), Monmica Fancy, Bisalir (heavy script), Piambis (thick signage script), Piambis Round, Piambis Sharp.
Lisa D. Jenkins designed some beautiful fonts, such as Xanadu, Laser Systems (1998) and Kitchen Tiles. Explanation provided by her the gorgeous Kitchen Tiles: "This font was originally designed by Boris Mahovac of Abeceda dizajn. I liked the look of it, and thought it should be a fairly easy font to re-create in order to test out the Softy software. I changed a great number of the characters from his original design mostly for readability reasons. This font includes pretty much all the international characters so that everyone can enjoy it." The free stuff is only a sample of the full families. She also made Cat Silhouettes. All of Lisa's fonts are first rate and beautiful, so please support her. On February 9, 1999, she removed Kitchen Tiles. Go here for the story. She also runs AJ's Catz, a cat font archive. [Google] [More] ⦿
Ralf Turtschi's Swiss site that specializes in type publications. A must-buy book for type classification: Schrift vergleichen, Schrift auswählen, Schrift erkennen, Schrift finden (Verlag Hermann Schmidt, Mainz, 1991): 430 pages! Author of TypoTuning (2006) and of Praktische Typografie (1999, Verlag Niggli AG). In 2004, Anatina Blaser made a handwritten style font called Rooster (after Peter Rooster's handwriting), which can be had for free with any order over 59 dollars. [Google] [More] ⦿
Agios Eugraphos Type Optic Synergy
AETOS (Agios Eugraphos Type Optic Synergy) is a Greek typefoundry, est. 2015, in Thessaloniki by Nick Margaritis. In 2015, Nick designed the spurred display typeface Kafenia. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Librito.de is the web outfit of Agnes von Beöczy and Florian Zietz, who are located in Hamburg, Germany. They are involved in graphic and type design, calligraphy and illustration. Designers of FF Headz (dingbats), Cutz (informal script that is way better than Comic Sans), Segmenta (2008, a modular, octagonal typeface designed by Zietz), and Zansibar (a great type project concerned wit the reconstruction of an old map alphabet). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Denpasar, Indonesia-based designer of these typefaces in 2017: Hukster, Rovist Script, Renith (connected script).
Typefaces from 2016: Hulleva, Callet, Theos Script, Void (rounded sans), Lemonia, Revel (script), First Text (primitive script), Magical Script, Mauret Script (calligraphic), Rosgart (a signature font), Plore (experimental sans), Murtics (a signature font), Infister (minimalist modernist sans), Beafust, Astter (calligraphic script), Humos (connected school script), Hullist (connected handwriting), Happy Tum, Little Bite (children's book font), Millace (calligraphic script), Grafter (connected signage font), Elgard (brush script), Flotus (calligraphic), Pitter (fat finger font), Scripter (formal calligraphic style), Muffet (connected monoline script), Waltus Script (calligraphic and connected), Feruci, Evertype, Breital Script, Castellia, Enough Script, Rollfunk, Hottuf, Staiger (script), Fintype, Themost Script (calligraphic), Fuster Script.
In 2015, he made the brush script typefaces Mauvet Rios, Reusk (a great informal calligraphic typeface), Mostter (calligraphic script), Foldeck (a rounded monoline sans), Quickfox, Serffost, Hurgey, Gothup, Gullick, Wilfur Script and Barkless, the hairline script font Catties, the fine hand-drawn poster font Monofor, the hand-crafted connected script fonts Wellone, Anter Script, Cindelia, Ruffest and Perston, the handpainted Emillyne, Herlock, Forsa, the calligraphic font Herfume (loaded with alternates), the hand-crafted font family Latype (Brush, Hand, Script, Serif, Condensed, Sans, Extras), the brush typefaces Nufertum (a great medieval travel log script), Nufertum Sans, Northline, Stokebridge, Fouyers Script, Heiger Script and Wayback, and of the handwriting font Allegate. He also designed Bubble Tea, Whalerig, Klasdot, Hello June, Retro Board, London Train, Rope&Bag, Strip Box, Yellow Jelly, Wide West, Funky Disco, Fat Burger, Sweet Lollipop, Dance Club, Crazy Type, Avicelyns (a connected script), Blackyard (a monoline connected script), Nanoline Icons which contains 2061 icons divided into 30+ categories: symbol, weather, building, financial & shopping, user, emoticon, hand gesture, medicine, body parts, image, audio, video, music, charts, map, security, document, furniture, kitchen, drink, fruit, food, chat, email, tools, text, communication, business, time, science, laundry, zodiac, kids, energy, animal, clouds, transportation).
Jakarta, Indonesia-based designer of a great set of decorative caps in 2016. Designer of the commercial display typeface Mazij (2016).
Ahmad Ramzi Fahruddin
Or DoubleZ Studio. Banda Aceh, Indonesia-based designer of Better Rattler (2016, a dry brush font), Alejandra Script (2016), Aysheea Inline Script (2016) and Lovely Chaos Script (2016, dry brush). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Bandung, Indonesia-based designer of the vintage uppercase typeface Jouhare (2015) and the watercolor brush script typeface Shieshe Rantica (2015). The designer might be Wildan Yakob. [Google] [More] ⦿
Aidfonts (was: Antropos)
Lutz Baar (b. Berlin, 1946) ran Antropos. He is a calligrapher/type designer who runs a design studio called Miraculus Artwork in Gothenburg, Sweden. At the now defunct Antropos site, he used to offer Antropos (2002), a free prehistoric-lettering font. He is a contributor to the anthroposophic style of thinking and creating.
Nice fonts at old Antropos site included: Aristoteles, Platonia, Andromeda, Zeitgeist, Artemis, Andromeda Engschrift, BaarAntropos, BaarAntroposAidfont, BaarAntroposBold, BaarAntroposBoldItalic, BaarAntroposCaps, BaarAntroposDisplay, BaarAntroposEngschrift, BaarAntroposItalic, BaarGoetheanis (2002), BaarLemuria (2002), BaarMetanoia (2002), BaarMetanoiaBold, BaarMetanoiaBoldItalic, BaarMetanoiaItalic, BaarPhilos, BaarPhilosBold, BaarPhilosBoldItalic, BaarPhilosItalic, BaarSophia (2002), BaarSophiaBold, BaarSophiaBoldItalic, BaarSophiaItalic, BaarZeitgeist.
He founded Menschengeist and Aidfonts (2005), where one can download his Sophia, Metanoia and Philos families.
French digital type foundry, est. 2007, located in Lille. The type coop includes Stéphane Meurice, Xavier Meurice, Sébastien Delobel (the three founders), as well as Jérémie Perrin and Baptiste Servais.
Commercial fonts include these made by Atelier Télescopique: Stone Heure (2007, multiline), Ader, Bepierre (pixel), Beye (pixel), Birinte (experimental), Boureuse (an elegant geometric sans), Byme, Capulco, Ciceron (dot matrix), Delory (clean sans), Dicion (dot matrix), Dixca (pixel), Fisher, Fluo (2012-2014, a stencil font by Xavier Meurice and Sébastien Delobel), Hic, Kune (sans family), Lailuya, Lienne, Mentable (dot matrix), Mento (clean sans), Merik, Miante, Micale, Mulette, Naconda, Nalfabait (dings), Natomi (techno), Nibalsmith (ultra-fat), Norak, Normal, Peindice, Rabik (paperclip face), Raoul, Rijsel (2013, sans), Rondie (kitchen tile), Rubal, Scard, Screenex, Stone Heure (prismatic), Singolo, Sphiquesy, Steroid, Stuce, Tino, Tomica, Treen, Varo, Velinge (dings), Veu, Vrette, Vure, Yoli (dings), Xatif, Zofage.
Corporate typefaces by them include the Quechua family (for the sports company Quechua in Domancy, France), which consists of four typefaces, Bionnassay (for cross-country skiing), Forclaz (mountain hiking), Arpenaz (for recreational hiking) and Capcir (for Nordic skiing).
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] ⦿
Émilie Rigaud is a French designer who obtained an MA in typeface design from The University of Reading (2009), based on her typeface Coline, a family of seven typefaces intended for pocket books. Before Reading, at ENSAD, she made the simple monoline sans family La Miss Ulm (2006).
In 2007, she started work under the guidance of Alejandro Lo Celso and Philippe Millot on a revival of the first type printed in France, at the Sorbonne, by Ulrich Gering. This work is based on a 1478 edition of Virgilius.
Grotesque 6 (2009) is based on a typeface published in 1880 by Stephenson Blake.
In 2016, the typefoundry published Knif Mono Regular, which was designed by Axel Pelletanche-Thévenart under the art direction of Guillaume Grall and Benoit Santiard. It was produced by Emilie Rigaud.
Type designer from Yavatmal, Maharashtra, b. 1985. He created the paperclip typeface Staple (2012).
The Ajeet Mestry Foundry is located in Thane, Maharashtra.
Akaki Razmadze is from Tbilisi, Georgia, b. 1991, Tbilisi. He graduated from Tbilisi State Academy of Arts (Tbilisi, Georgia) in 2014. Since 2014, Akaki is a Masters level student of Communication Design at Trier University of Applied Sciences (Trier, Germany). During his studies, he completed an internship at Monotype (Bad Homburg, Germany), where he worked on Georgian versions of various Monotype typefaces such as Helvetica and Meta.
Several Georgian typefaces were designed by him. They are distributed for free, and are quite popular in Georgia. He created Lushgunin (2011), a monoline hairline sans using grids and circles in the design.
In 2013, he designed Melany, a Latin / Georgian sans titling font.
In 2016, he designed Sabon Georgian.
Speaker at ATypI 2016 in Warsaw on Capital additions to Georgian typography.
Jakarta-based designer of the vintage typeface Pumper (2016), the Victorian signage typeface Hippia (2016), the script typeface Pat Judge (2016), the brush script Wilder Mood (2016), the signage typefaces Bostly Script (2016) and DBrakes (2016), and the weathered hexagonal typeface Broster (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Aktab Studio (Bandung, Indonesia) designed the signage script typeface Asiyah (2016) and the script typefaces Pamega (2016) and Allema (2016). Creative Market link. Dafont link. Fontspace link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Akufadhl (was: Alternatype, or: Akutype)
Cairo, Egypt-based designer, who hails from Surakarta, Indonesia, b. 1996. Creator of the free brush typeface Bruss (2015), the hand-crafted Talisman (2015), Labours (2015) and Summer Time (2015), the vintage sans typeface Manufactur (2015), the vintage titling typeface Kertayasa (2015), the marker typeface Halfway (2015), the watercolor brush face Hale (2015), the free display typeface Biliru (2015), the hand-crafted Supreme (2015), and the spurred display typeface Travelo (2015).
Typefaces from 2016: Amarylis, Protea, Geda Brush (thick and inky), Tarquin AT (+Stencil), Macaron (elegant hand-crafted style), The Falcone, Supreme (hand-crafted), Rolade (rounded sans).
Typefaces from 2017: Egalite (slab serif).
Al Brandtner Studios
Prolific type designer, b. London, 1951. Alan started working in 1970 for Graphic Systems as a lettering artist. In 1975, he joined Letraset as the Senior Type Designer and Studio Manager where he was responsible for all the artwork produced by the Letraset studio. During his tenure at Letraset, he designed over 40 popular typefaces, including Bramley, Candice, Bickley Script and Belwe. Most of these typefaces also showed up in the Scangraphic collection. Together with type director Colin Brignall, Alan contributed to the success of Letraset. All the original typographic artwork produced at Letraset was produced by hand cutting the fonts in Rubylith, a highly-skilled technique known as stencil cutting. Alan was responsible for training the entire Letraset studio in this art. Most of the original Letraset artwork has now been archived at St. Brides Printing Library, London. Today, Alan works independently, specializing in all facets of corporate identity including type design, typography, packaging, and development of logos and symbols.
Albatross (or: Font Deals)
Albatross is Jay Hilgert's foundry in Oklahoma City, OK, est. 2008. Before Albatross, Jay Hilgert ran Bittbox (or: BB Free Fonts), a site dedicated to free clipart and vector art.
Typefaces from 2008 include the informal outline typeface Tire Shop, the informal 3d shadow typeface Blox (2008), the 3-d wood typeface Baja California, the stunning four-style family called BB Petie Boy (which includes an ornamental caps style, a grunge style, a blackboard style and a sketch style), Fusty Saddle, 23rd Street (a graffiti font) and Whiteboard Modern.
In 2009, he followed up with Oil Change (3d, hand-drawn).
In 2011, he created the futuristic family Naughty Astronaut (+Cowboy), the Western typeface ABTS Gunsmoke, the connected retro script typeface ABTS Milk, ABTS Feather Pen, ABTS Oklahoma (retro deco), ABTS Aviator (2011, art deco caps face), and ABTS Day of the Dead (ornamental skulls, Mexican style), ABTS Crestwing (an inline caps face), Helios Pro.
Typefaces from 2013 include Boom (a comic book typeface family, with hand-drawn Boom Symbols).
Typefaces from 2014: Signyard (a retro overlay font family that evokes motel signage), Microbrew (letterpress emulation in many increasingly grungy styles, accompanied by Ornaments and Banners), Sparhawk (a 3d layered display font), Castor One (wood and letterpress style), Altus (a hand-drawn elliptical sans, +Altus Extras: ornaments).
Typefaces from 2014: Brava, Otrebla, Naula, Aghila, Wex, Malk, Fulgura, Dawner, Hebe, Mulago, Wako, Senzi, Awelita, Serpi, Connexion (circuit typeface), Caramelo, Matcha, Pazuzu, Rustika (art nouveau).
Typefaces from 2015: Drabe, Respingo, Keyla, Greenstone, Linu (bilined).
Typefaces from 2016: Molona (brush script), Zem (a futuristic typeface), Uglygraphy, Glabori, Campana (vector font), Grobb, Xtravagant, Wouliane, Kuasar.
Indonesian designer of the brush script typeface Carbella (2015), the art nouveau typeface Multazam (2015) and the cursive script typeface Callison (2015).
Aldo de Losa
In 2015, he made the deco typeface Mont Blanc.
Mysterious outfit that used to be located at 731 S La Brea Avenue in Los Angeles, CA 90036. Between 1997 and 2000 it modified and improved some existing fonts. There is also an Aldus company (but this time related to Mark Myers in San Diego) that used to bundle its fonts with TypeTwister---this may or may not be a different company. Fonts from Aldus that are traveling the internet include AestheticPlain, AllegroSwashes, Angel, Angel, AssayExtraExtended, AssayRimmed, Cardinal, Cruickshank, Dainty, Dominican, FantasiaCaps (based on Fantasia from the Aridi Initial Caps Vol. III), GothicCaps (based on Gothic from the Aridi Initial Caps Vol. I), Lettresombrees, LubnaCaps (based on Lubna from the Aridi Initial Caps Vol. II), Nabel (based on Nabel from the Aridi Initial Caps Vol. I), Napoli (based on Napoli from the Aridi Initial Caps Vol. II), Penelope, Regal (based on Regal from the Aridi Initial Caps Vol. I), Romant (based on Romant from the Aridi Initial Caps Vol. III), Royal (based on Royal from the Aridi Initial Caps Vol. II), Spire, SpireAlt, SpireExtraLight, SpireExtraLightAlt, SpireShaded, WahingtonAntiqueOpen. Fontspace link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Hebrew font foundry located in Israel. Their fonts: Noyland (a rounded geometric typeface by Noy Man), Sticks Stones (army gear dingbats; by Nadav Barkan), Omes (monoline, straight-edges, +Stencil; by Liya Ophir), Parasha (calligraphic; by Shani Barber), Spectrum, Atlas, Museum, Rivka Bau, Mixtape, Caravan, Barlev, Stanga FrankRuehl, Paamon, Poeti, Mugrabi, Taamua, Asimon, and these typefaces by Avraham Cornfeld: Synopsis, Almoni Tzar, Mekomi, Ambivalenti. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Alejandro Lo Celso
In 2013, the following typefaces could be bought at Graphic River: AS Scripty, AS Vardo (hairline sans), AS Negal, AS Vino, AS Neo Medium, AS Amplo (a wide all caps sans), AS Neo, AS Bordo Regular, and AS Grammatika.
Alex Jacque (b. 1986, Virginia) is a designer and developer based in Oakland, CA (was: Baltimore, MD). He studied at the University of Michigan School of Art&Design and was located at that time in Ann Arbour, MI. He obtained an MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art.
Creator of Coop Blackletter (2016, a soft blackletter version of Cooper Black), Dequindre (2015, based on the capitals of Fette Buhe Fraktur by Walter Buhe, 1914-1915), Teip (2014, a multiline layerable all caps typeface), Pila (2014, techno stencil), Handu (2012, hand-drawn sans-serif inspired by the hand-painted type and signage on the streets of Kolkata, India), Atrium (2012, a squarish sans family based on the pen art of W.E. Dennis), Saugatuck (2011, grunge) and Sello (2011, a unicase hand-drawn, geometric sans-serif with a touch of retro).
Birmingham, AL-based designer of Matches (2016, an octagonal typeface), Ciclista (2016, a casual monoline typeface), Superior (2016, a hand-crafted sans), The Victor (2016, hand-crafted), Zara Elyse (2016: script), Fernweh (2016, a hand-crafted typeface with a vintage wood type look) and Xander (2016, in Sans and Serif: 19th century all caps typeface family with a wood type look). His company is called 1871 Project. Creative Market link. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
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.
Alex O. Kaczun
Mainz, Germany-based creator of Fadista (2013) during his studies at the University of Applied Sciences Mainz. Calling Fadista another fucking hip and trendy experimental grotesque---which we call hipster typefaces in my pages---, he explains: The main references were letterings from sheet music to the traditional Portuguese fado created by the artist Stuart Carvalhais (1887-1961). Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Berlin-based designer (b. 1978, Ostfildern-Ruit) who studied at FH Wiesbaden. Creator of the unbelievable experimental font Wirefox (Die Gestalten, 2006), consisting of diagonal lines only. See it to believe it! He also designed Ambiva, which creates the illusion of type by showing the characters' shade only.
Alexandr Galuzin (was: Tangramus)
Pavlodar, Kazakhstan-based designer (b. 1987) of the medieval calligraphic typeface Square Capitals (2014, Latin and Cyrillic), the uncial typeface Uncial (2015) and the Trajan typeface Capitalis Monumentalis (2015). In 2015, he designed the angular and angry straight-edged typeface KZ Kirpich, the tangram-inspired German expressionist typeface Tangramus, and the Latin / Cyrillic deco typeface Kvadrat.
In 2015, he set up the commercial typefoundry Alexandr Galuzin. His first commercial typeface is Golovolomka (a modern blackletter).
Alexandre Saumier Demers
Type designer from Novosibirsk, Russia, b. 1985, Altay, whose design and branding company is called Newface Studio. He designed the ball terminal typeface Asheron in 2013 and the display sans typefaces Higenson and Berkslund in 2015. Typefaces from 2016: Bjornson, Tiirson, Yaarve, Owuro, Appalachi (hand-crafted), Kraftwied, Sungent. Behance link. Creative Market link. His foundry is called Newface. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Or Alex Timohovsky. 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. Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Website developer and graphic designer in San Diego, CA. Creator of the unconnected hand-crafted typefaces Olive Love (2015), Little Beetle (2015), Sailboat (2015, horizontally striped font), Christmas Card Font (2015), Grotto (2015, textured), Jello Fever (2015), Enchanted (2015), California (2015, horizontally striped), Happy Baby (2015) and Pretty Girl (2015).
German type designer in Karlsruhe. He created Rhetorica (2011): Its design is motivated by the elegant roman letters of the Rennaissance, capturing the vitality seen in the hand of masters like Granjon, Garamond, Jenson and Van den Keere, but also neohumanist typographers like Zapf.
In 2012, Luengas published the Meleo family. This organic semiserif family is characterized by a large x-height, and a contrast between the round nature of the regular style and the angular calligraphic features of the italic styles.
In 2013, he started work on Didotesque.
His main project in 2014 was Cavatina, a font for writing music: Cavatina is my misuse (to put it nicely) of the OpenType font architecture, inspired by Travis Kochel's FF Chartwell. Similarly, the font relies on contextual alternates and ligatures to take care of the formatting and allow the support of a wide range of musical grammar. Among others, it is possible to write over four octaves of different notes, key and time signatures, barlines, accidentals, articulations as well as ornamentation, providing a system robust enough to allow fast musical composition. Additionally, I have written an open-source converter that translates the Cavatina text files to MIDI and MusicXML. A browser based text editor with integrated MIDI playback is also provided for those who don't have a Mac. Cavatina exploits the liga, calt and gsub rules in Opentype. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Alexis Luengas Zimmer
Graduate of the Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. Born in Syracuse, Sicily, he spent half of his life in New York City, and studied for four years in The Netherlands. He worked in Lithuania with a group called Alfa60, and is now based in Turin.
His typefaces: Equo (2006), a VAG Round style display family which also includes Equo Stencil Caps, Equo Extended, Equo Extra Fat, Shaolin Caps, Stout Caps (revised in 2015), Frank-Latin (wide wedge-serifed face), Crasto (serif family), MM Vinny (a multiple master family designed for use by the cosa nostra), Yorker (based on The NewYorker), MM Charlie or Charlie Grotesque (2013, a sans typeface family in the American style of Morris Fuller Benton), Artissima Condensed (a dada poster font, now called Altissma Condensed), Romano Grotesque (angular, chiseled: revised in 2015), Futura Passata (a rounded all caps version of Futura that combines two widths of a wood type version of Futura for use in posters), Novalis Condensed, Bianco (a bespoke sans created for Nero magazine), Bianco Serif (used in some sections of The New York Times), Lago Sans (gemetric superfamily), Arial Grotesque.
Alfredo Marco Pradil
Alfredo Marco Pradil
Ali Sabet (Pixopop foundry, Irvine, CA) is the creator of Pixopop Kawaii Girls (2012), Pixopop Dodo (2012), Pixopop Roughcut (2012), a dingbat font of characters owned by Sabet Brands. He also made Pixopop Confusion (2012) and Pixopop Monstalove (2012). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
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).
Alice Savoie, Frenchtype
Alice Savoie is an independent typeface designer and researcher, b. 1984, based in Lyon. She studied graphic design and typography in Paris at Ecole Duperré and Ecole Estienne, and in 2006 graduated from the MA in typeface design from the University of Reading (UK). In 2014 she was awarded a PhD from the University of Reading for the research she carried out in collaboration with the Musée de l'imprimerie in Lyon (France). Her research focuses on the design of typeface in France, the UK and the USA in the postwar period, and for phototypesetting technologies in particular: International cross-currents in typeface design: France, Britain, and the US in the phototypesetting era, 1949-1975. She collaborates with international type foundries such as Monotype, Process Type Foundry, and Tiro Typeworks, and specializes in the design and development of typefaces for editorial and identity purposes. She also designs multi-script type families, including Latin, Greek, Cyrillic and Hebrew.
Between 2008 and 2010 Alice joined Monotype as an in-house type designer, working mainly on custom type designs for international clients (The Times, Turner Broadcasting, Ogilvy, etc.). She has also contributed to the design of new typefaces for the Monotype library, such as the Ysobel type family (in collaboration with Robin Nicholas), and Rotis II Sans. Her type family Capucine is distributed by Process Type Foundry. In 2012 she collaborated with John Hudson/Tiro Typeworks over the development of the Brill typeface family for the Dutch publisher Brill. Since September 2013 she teaches typeface design at the Atelier National de Recherche Typographique in Nancy, and at ESAD Amiens (France). Her typefoundry is called French Type. Her typefaces:
Typecache link. Klingspor link. At ATypI 2014 in Barcelona she spoke about phototypesetting. Speaker at ATypI 2016 in Warsaw on Typefaces for telephone directories, a talk in which she and Dorine Sauzet describe Ladislas Mandel's oeuvre. Behance link. Estienne link. Reading link. Another link for the University of Reading. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Alit Design (or: Gurita Hitam)
Based in Denpasar, Bali, Alit Suarnegara (Gurita Hitam, b. 1986) created the script typeface Valledofas (2017), the thin connected script typeface Mooglonk (2016), the signage script Altoys (2016), the decorative didone Florva (2016), the connected script typefaces Asfrogas (2016), Brushgyo (2016), Bromello (2015, brush), Vroffloow (2015, in script and sans styles), Godfeem (2015), Mooglonk (2015) and Kemayu (2015). Other typefaces by Alit include Rofitaste (2016, brush style), Qarvic (2016, a sans), Qarvic Icon (2016), Morva (2016, a decorative didone), Young Heart (2016, a free vintage typeface with spurs), Floren (2015, a display serif), Lawasth (2015), Mooglonk Serif (2015), the brush typeface The Faino (2015), the tattoo font Alitide (2015), the watercolor brush typefaces Roomfer (2015) and Norffo (2015), the connect-the-dots typeface Circle Line (2015), the beveled typeface Piramid (2014) and the spurred signage typeface Starck (2013).
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.
Allison B. Williams
New York City-based designer of Radio Corp (2015, an art deco family designed as a tributed to the 1920s New York City architect Ralph Thomas Walker), Circle Deco (2015), Insomnia Deco (2015) and the sketched art deco typeface Jingle Display (2015).
Chinese studio that made the Latin script typefaces Agile Script (2015), Belle Script (2015), Lovepen (2015, connected), Smooth handwriting (2015), Caligraphy (2015), Golf (2015), Fancy Signature (2015), Vina (2015, fashion mag headline sans) and Candy Sticks (2014). In 2015, they made Sickle Blade, Bigoo, Bubble (display type), Pipe (art deco), Shuimu (hand-printed typeface), Begade (display type), Guilloches (a textured wavy op-art decorative typeface), Pio, Graffito (a painted graffiti font), Dome (a thin techno sans), and Hemiyong (a script typeface).
Alphabet Agency Font Foundry
Aka Alphabet Agency. Preston, UK-based designer of these typefaces in 2014: Hellfire, Halberdier, Norseman, Order of Calatrava, Lancaster Castle, Santa Rosa (ornamental caps), Arcade, Captain Regular, Captain Shipwreck, Strobe Stencil, Gunslinger (spurred Western font), Street Stencil (+Overspray, +Grime), Abandoned Saloon Font (Western typeface).
In 2015, he made the free speed-themed sports font Top Speed, the baseball logo font Benchmark, the tattoo font Hellfire Club and the decorative caps typeface Santa Rosa.
Typefaces from 2016: Rangers (spurred), Four Potato Farm, Peacemaker (spurred family), Potato Farm, Hammer & Anvil, Mughals (Victorian), Mughals Distressed, Zero 2 Sixty (speed emulation techno font), Neodigital (free; inside the font we find the date 2012 though). Hellofont link. Creative Market link. [Google] [More] ⦿
From the web site: He started working with digital fonts back in the days of bitmap fonts, sometime in 1988. At that time the studio operated in Zagreb, (former) Yugoslavia, which later became the capital of independent Croatia, under the name PixelPrint. The name changed to Abeceda Dizajn in 1992 while establishing itself as a successful typographic studio that specialized in font localization and type consulting. Abeceda Dizajn studio was the official distributor and manufacturer for Bitstream Inc. for Croatia and Slovenia from 1995 until 1997, when it relocated to Canada. Today, Alphabet Design is again a Bitstream re-seller.
In 2005, Bitstream published Kloi, Borhand Tabitha, Duckling, as well as JechoTecho1 (the latter typeface was made by Evzen Jecho). Alphabet Design is donating all its proceeds of January 2005 to tsunami aid. In 2005, cartoonist Branimir Zlamalik created Smiles (dingbats) and Ulixa (comic book family). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Born in Dallas in 1923, and retired in Florida, Phil Martin had an exciting life, which started as a bombardier in WWII, and went on as a piano bar singer, publisher, cartoonist, comedian and typographer. He died in October 2005.
Phil established Alphabet Innovations International in 1969 and TypeSpectra in 1974, and designed most of his 400 typefaces (read: film fonts for use in the VGC Photo Typositor) there: Agenda (1976), Americana (1972), Arthur (1970, by Roc Mitchell), Aurora Snug (1969), Avalon (1972), Baskerville (1969), Beacon (1987), Bluejack (1974), Borealis (1970, by Roc Mitchell), Britannic (1973), Bulletin (1971), Celebration (1969, by Roc Mitchell), Century S (1975), Cheltenham (1971), Clearface (1973), Cloister (1975), Corporate (1971, by Roc Mitchell), Corporate Image (1971, by Roc Mitchell), Courier B EF (2004, originally done at Scangraphic), Didoni (1969, a knock-off of Pistilli Roman with swashes added), Dimensia and Dimensia Light (1971, by Roc Mitchell), Dominance (1971), Egyptian (1970), Eightball (1971, some report this incorrectly as a VGC face, which has a different typeface also called Eightball: it was digitized by FontBank as Egbert. Alphabet Innovations' Eightball had other versions called Cueball and Highball, and all three were designed by George Thomas who licensed them to AI), Fat Chance (Rolling Stone) (1971), Fotura Biform (1969), Franklin (1981), Garamond (1975), Globe (1975), Goudy (1969), Harem (1969, aka Margit; digitized and revived in 2006 by Patrick Griffin and Rebecca Alaccari as Johnny), Helserif (1976---I thought this was created by Ed Kelton; anyway, this typeface is just Helvetica with slabs), Helvetica (1969), Introspect (1971), Jolly Roger (1970, digitized in 2003 by Steve Jackaman at Red Rooster; Martin says that Jolly Roger and Introspect are his two most original designs), Journal (1987), Kabell (1971), Kabello (1970), King Arthur [+Light, Outline] with Guinevere Alternates (1971, by Roc Mitchell), Legothic (1973), Martinique (1970), Mountie (1970), News (1975), Palateno (1969), Pandora (1969), Pazazzma (1980), Perpetua (1969), Plantin (1973), Polonaise (1977; digital version by Claude Pelletier in 2010, called Chopin Script), Primus Malleable (1972), Quaff (1977), Quixotic (1970), Report (1971), Romana (1972), Scenario (1974), Sledge Hammer (1971), Son of Windsor (1970), Stanza (1971, by Roc Mitchell; this angular typeface was later published by URW), Stark (1970), Supercooper (1970), Swath (1979), Threadgil (1972), Thrust (1971), Timbre (1970), Times (1970), Times Text (1973), Trump (1973), Tuck Roman (1981), Viant (1977), Vixen (1970), Weiss (1973), Wordsworth (1973).
In 1974, he set up TypeSpectra, and created these type families: Adroit (1981), Albert (1974), Analog (1976), Bagatelle (1979), Cartel (1975), Caslon (1979), Criterion (1982), DeVille (1974), Embargo (1975), Heldustry (1978, designed for the video news at the fledgling ABC-Westinghouse 24-hour cable news network in 1978; incorrectly attributed by many to Martin's ex-employee Ed Kelton: download here), Innsbruck (1975), Limelight (1977), Oliver (1981), Opulent [Light and Bold] (1975, by George Brian, an amployee at Alphabet Innovations), Quint (1984), Sequel (1979), Spectral (1974), Welby (1982).
His fonts can be bought at MyFonts.com and at Precisiontype. He warns visitors not to mess with his intellectual property rights, but I wonder how he can have escaped the ire of Linotype by using the name Helvetica. In any case, the fonts were originally made for use on photo display devices and phototypesetters. Some are now available in digital format.
Near the end of his life, Phil's web presence was called MM2000 (dead link).
Check his comments on his own typefaces. URW sells these typefaces: URW Adroit, URW Agenda, URW Avernus (after Martin's design from 1972), URW Baskerville AI, URW Beacon, URW Bluejack, URW Cartel, URW Cloister, URW Corporate, URW Criterion, URW Didoni, URW Fat Face, URW Globe, URW Goudy AI, URW Heldustry, URW Helserif, URW Introspect, URW Legothic, URW Martin Gothic, URW Martinique, URW Pandora, URW Polonaise, URW Quint, URW Scenario, URW Souvenir Gothic, Souvenir Gothic Antique (the Souvenit Gothic family was designed by George Brian, an employee of Alphabet Innovations at the time: it was AI's first text family), URW Stanza, URW Stark, URW Timbre, URW Viant, URW Wordsworth.
The final message on his last web page, posted posthumously read: MARTIN, PHIL, 82, of Largo, died Tuesday (Oct. 4, 2005) at Largo Medical Center. He was born in Dallas and came here after retiring as a writer, singer-songwriter, commercial artist, and comedian. As a high school student, he worked as an assistant artist on the nationally syndicated Ella Cinders, and at 18 wrote and drew Swing Sisson, the Battling Band Leader, for Feature Comics. He was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II, where he served as a bombardier in Lintz, Austria. On his 28th mission shelling the yards in Lintz, his B-24 was hit and he was listed as missing in action until the war in Europe ended. He was a comedian on The Early Birds Show on WFAA in Dallas. As a commercial artist, he founded two multinational corporations to market typeface designs and is credited for designing 4 percent of all typefaces now used. He also wrote columns and articles for typographic publications. Locally, he sang original lyrics to old pop standards in area piano bars, and in 1999 produced 59 issues of the Web book Millennium Memorandum, changing the title to MM2000 when he issued the first edition of the new Millennium on Jan. 3, 2000. Survivors include his wife, Ann Jones Martin; and a cousin, Lorrie Hankins, Casper, Wyo. National Cremation Society, Largo.
Alphabet Soup (or: Michael Doret)
Michael Doret is a commercial hand lettering artist in Hollywood, CA, but born in New York in 1946. A graduate of The Cooper Union, he was interviewed by MyFonts in 2011. He worked at PhotoLettering as an assistant of Ed Benguiat. Klingspor link. Behance link. Veer writes: A graduate of the Cooper Union, Michael has run his own design studio for many years - first in New York City - and currently in Hollywood. An eight-time winner of the New York Art Directors Club Silver Award, Michael is a specialist in logos and letterforms. His unique typographic vision blends elements of lettering, illustration and graphic design. The inspiration for his work has come from such diverse sources as matchbook covers, theater marquees, enamel signs, early and mid-20th century packaging, and various other artifacts of this great land of ours. Although for much of his career he executed his work in traditional media, he now works almost exclusively in a digital format. In 2006, he set up his own foundry, Alphabet Soup.
Allison B. Williams (Alphabet Zoo) is Hilton Head Island, SC-based type and graphic designer. In 2010, she made the alphading font Christmas Spirit (+Christmas Spirit 2), and the architectural writing font Handwriting Absolute. In 2011, this was followed by Quick Notation (hand-printed). Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
He also has an interest in Startrekkery because he designed the typefaces Transformers Movie (2009) and Star Trek Future (2009). All these typefaces are free at Dafont and/or Fontspace. Alternate URL.
In 2010, he did the free brush typeface Fronte del Porto, which is based on the Elia Kazan movie with Marlon Brando entitled On The Waterfront.
There is also a commercial side of Alphabet&Type: In 2010, they published the angular family Antares, the bold organic typeface Minardi (+Collage), and the curly family Vannucci Antico. Metropolis (2010) is an angular typeface based on the titling of Fritz Lang's movie Capolavoro. Sabrina (2010) is taken directly from the Best movie by Billy Wilder, with Audrey Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart. An American in Paris (2010, or: UnAmericanoAParigi) is based on the font used in the movie by Vincente Minnelly, with Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron.
Cleopatra (2011) is a chisel font with a Greek look, based on Cleopatra, the movie by Joseph L. Mankiewkz, starring Liz Taylor and Richard Burton. Il Grinta (2011) is the wedge serif titling font of True Grit, Henry Hathaway's movie starring John Wayne. The beautiful inline typeface Singapore (2011) after the titling in John Brahm's movie featuring Ava Gardner. Strade di Fuoco (2011) is based on the movie Streets of Fire by Walter Hill, with Diane Lane. Flash Gordon (2011) is based on the famous movie by Mike Hodges, starring Max Von Sydow. Amazing Spider Man (2011) is based on the Spiderman movie by Marc Web which featured Andrew Garfield. Captain America (2011) is based on the movie by Joe Johnston, with Chris Evans. Twilight New Moon (2009) is based on the Twilight movie. Electric Dreams (2011) is based on steve Barron's movie.
Tintin (2011) is a comic book typeface based on Steven Spielberg's 2011 movie. Fantastic Four (2011) is a StarTrek style family that is based on the Tim Story movie. Faelorehn (2011) is a vampire script.
Creations from 2012: Sherlock Holmes, Watson (based on Guy Ritchie's movie), Lucky Luke (after the successful Western comic book series by Morris and Goscinny), Danger Diabolik, Ghost Rider (based on the movie by Mark Steven Johnson, starring Nicolas Cage), Notorious (a brush font based on Notorious, a movie by Hitchcock starring Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman), Cullen, Flower Header, Dorian Gray (from the movie by Oliver Parker starring Ben Barnes), Snow White (from Rupert Sanders's movie Snow White and The Huntsman).
Typefaces made in 2013: Beastly (based on the David Barnz movie featuring Vanessa Hudgens), Top Gun (an octagonal typeface based on the movie with Tom Cruise), Manhattan (from Woody Allen's movie), Assassin (based on a Ubisoft video game).
Alphabets Inc (or: Fontsonline.com)
Alphabets Inc was founded by type designer Peter Fraterdeus, who made AI Marlowe, AI Prospera, AI Wood (1992, interpreted from examples shown in Rob Roy Kelly's American Wood Types) and AI Quanta (1994, a multiple master face). Check here. This foundry has some of the nicest typefaces anywhere, including many gorgeous typefaces by Philip Bouwsma (example: Alexia, Juliana, BouwsmaScript, Weissenau). Other designers include Bonnie Barrett (Arbor), Brian Sooy (multiple master fonts AIVeritas and AIVeritasItalic), Ejaz Syed, Inna Gertsberg, John Pugh, Karen Ackoff (check out the Russell handwriting), Kurt Roscoe, Lester Dore, Manfred Klein, Mike Brooks, Peter Fraterdeus (Oberon, Prospera and Quanta (multiple master) families), Randall Jones (the multiple master font AIKochAntiqua), Robert McCamant, Martha Chiplis, Serge Pichii, and Steve Meek. In 2007, Peter Fraterdeus started Exquisite Letterpress for top quality printing. In 2010, he promised to release Quanta Uncial.
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).
He created Foldgami, Apollo 13 (techno, futuristic), Fatgami, Origamia, Paper Roll, Alt Retro (2010, multilined family), Alt Tiwo (2010, fat counterless), Alt Matey (2010, a family that includes a multiline style; the piano key typeface Alt Matey V2 followed in 2012), ALT Lautus (2010, a minimalistic monoline sans family), Japanese Cities Type Experiment (2010), ALT Alternatice (2010), ALT Vxt11 (2010, a high-contrast art deco octagonal face), ALT Aeon (2010, a unicase but multiline family), Alt Re 32 (2010, techno), ALT Mun (2010, a curlified family), ALT Breo (2011, octagonal family), ALT Exline (2011), Jun Script (2011, connected contemporary upright script), ALT Ayame (2011, condensed squarish family ain the piano key style, +Long), Alt UAV31 (2011, an octagonal experiment), Alt Moav (2011, a striking geometric caps face. Images: i, ii, iii), Alt Geko (2011, an art deco caps face), and Archetype (unicase, Bauhaus).
Typefaces made in 2012: DNR001 (hipster style), ALT Kora (for the identity of Drone), ALT Fat (monospaced squarish caps face), ALT Exodus (sci fi face), Alt Wet (a paint splatter face), Alt Sku (ornamental didone face), Alt Robotechnica (pixel face), Exodus (a blackletter style straight-edged typeface), Juk01 (an ornamental mechanical, or steampunk, typeface), Alt Sake (a thin condensed poster typeface).
Typefaces from 2014: Ren (a free vintage display typeface family).
The free fonts as of 2015: ALTBELY, AltJoli, AltPixelsGoneBad, AltRe32-Duo, AltRe32-Normal, AltRenDuo, AltRenRegular, AltRenRetro, AltRenShadow, AltRetroBlack, AltRetroBold, AltRetroLight, AltRetroRegular, AltRetroThin, Alt-Twitchy, AltVxt11, Altapollo13, AltAeon-Black, AltAeon-Bold, AltAeon-Light, AltAeon-Medium, AltAeon-Thin, AltAeonRegular, AltAxlDeco, AltAxlRegular, AltDEVILE, AltGeko-AltGeko, AltMateyv2-Black, AltRobotechnica, AltSku, AltSkuItalic, AltUAV31, AltWet, Altapollo13-Black, Altapollo13, althazer, altsmaq2.8, altsmaq4.8, altsmaq6.8, altsmaq8.8, altexodus, altfatgami, altfatitalic, altfatregular, altfoldgami.
Typefaces from 2016: Sadistic (a free scratchy font), System Code (free programming font).
Alter Deco Typefoundry
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), Shakehand (2014), Harmonique (2014), Knight Guard (2014), Hydenia (2014), Monopolish (2014), Antiqueen (2014), Samathor (2014), Sea Horse (2014), Phillnesia (2014, spurred), Relative (2014: a multiline custom typeface for Addthisrock Studio), Dubster (2014: a multiline typeface), Orbital (2014: a multiline custom typeface for Addthisrock Studio), Apparecum (2014), Handster (2015), Mermaid (2015: Victorian), Roasted (2015), Run (2015, spurred), Movember (2015), Bhaltazar (2015, eroded medieval font), Arthur (2015, rounded and hand-crafted), Aberden (2015), Boulden (2015, rounded spurred typeface family, including letterpress emulation styles), Mouthen (2015).
Typefaces from 2016: Strongwill (Victorian), Cyanide, Relative (bilined), Handland.
Spanish foundry, est. ca. 2009, and on the web since 2012. It is located in Madrid. Alter Littera's fonts and web site are designed and managed by José Alberto Mauricio, who holds a doctorate degree in Economics and Business Administration, and is Associate Professor of Econometrics at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
Alter Littera produces and markets opentype fonts reviving some of the most beautiful bookhands from medieval Western manuscripts, as well as some of the finest European and North-American typefaces from the mid-fifteenth through the early-twentieth centuries. The "Bookhand", "Oldtype" and "Initials" font collections cover gothic and/or blackletter letter forms.
Altered Ego Fonts (was: Sooy Type Foundry, STF)
Altered Ego Fonts is the 2003-born sibling of STF, the Sooy Type Foundry. See also Sooy Co. Brian Sooy is the Elyria, OH-based designer of font families such as Chevron (1994, a condensed font), Eclectics (dingbats: Bundle, Medley, Pixelweb, Web), VerveMM (1999, multiple master font at Adobe), Acolyte, Veritas (1995, multiple master text fonts), Benderhead (Garagefonts; Benderhead AEF followed in 2006), ITC Coventry (1998, grunge font), EclecticWeb (dingbats), American Spirit STF (2001, American symbols), ArkeoBT (2003, Bitstream, a readable bitmap font family), Lil Milton (2006), AE Prosperity (2011, a slightly aged old map style script), and Greenbriar AEF (2005, a 12-style hypnotic and gothic family).
Brian, who also runs Brian Sooy&Co, calls his fonts trendy and neo-humanist. Check Alphabets Inc for EclecticOne, EclecticTwo, EclecticPixel (2004, pixel dingbats), Greenbriar (hexagonal), Temerity, Chevron and Veritas, and the Bitstream Type Odyssey CD (2001) for most of his collection.
Corporate work includes the Lucerna Bible Font for the New Living Translation Bible of Tyndale House Publishers in 1995, which was based on Veritas.
Maarten van 't Wout (Alumia) is the Lisse, The Netherlands-based creator of several following commercial typefaces between 2011 and 2014. He decided in 2014 to withdraw nearly all of them. The list (mostly of fonts that have been removed from the internet):
Ipatinga, Minas Gerais-based (or Santa Barbara-based, or Belo Horizonte-based) designer of these typefaces in 2011: Gogating Book (a Helvetica-like face), Mytupi, Pirates Writers, Chapenettoer 8 Thin, a large x-height and large-bowl minimalist sans face. This was followed by the bold caps sans typeface Laranja Pro and Laranjha Pro Fraco, Aovel Cool (geometric monoline sans), Aovel Sans Rounded, Aovel Sans Light, Aovel Neo (based on Avant Garde), Yagora (humanist sans), Salika, Sheep Sans (2011), Mariana Family, Extrememame, Timo Roman, AvantFox (based on Avant Garde), Brasil (based on ITC Lubalin), Hasteristico (monoline geometric typeface based on Avant Garde), Amiju Book, DMF Arreia Black (fatted up Helvetica), DMF Cantell, DMF Handwriter, DMF Handatme, BDP Sergipe, BDP Fox, BDP Clien, BDP Up, and BDP Gelly.
Typefaces made in 2012: Flex Display (a free thin sans), Meva (geometric sans), Duase Light (a thin rounded avant-garde geometric sans), Tenue Sans (a distinguished sans---tuxedo required), Cridigo Sans, Cogga (a display sans face), Homizio (a free 6-style geometric sans family), Aliquam, Regencie, Blouding (from blood samples?), Quinfo (avant garde family), Frugal Sans, Agnele Modern (a didone titling face), Salutino, Bondoluo (geometric avant-garde sans, +Light, +Display), Duase (rounded monoline sans).
Typefaces from 2013: Panjo (humanist titling sans inspired by Eric Gill), Grieff (a DIN-like sans), Burne (a geometric all caps sans with elements of Futura and Avant Garde), Suicca (hairline sans), Datidi (custom slab face).
Typefaces from 2014: Homizio Nova (sans), Amper.
Typefaces from 2015: Savass Sans.
Typefaces from 2016: Cerko (a gemoetric circle-based futuristic typeface).
Home page. Fontspace link, where he is known as authimie. Another Fontspace link. About me page. Behance link. Another Behance link. About Me link. Dafont link. Aka Alvaro Ovelha. Creative Market link. Future URL. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Alviso Bill's Tijuana Font Factory
Robert R. Carroll is the designer of all the (non-downloadable) fonts at Alviso Bill's Tijuana Font Factory. He also designed a character in the September 11 charity font done for FontAid II. [Google] [More] ⦿
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.
Amber Phillips (b. 1983, Hanoverpark, IL) is a young graphic designer/typographer about to graduate from Columbia College in Chicago. Her foundry, Amber Phillips, is located in Cary, IL. She made the scratchy handwriting font Ambie Skratch (2006). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Lexington, SC-based designer of the industrial strength typefaces Predator 0316 Slab (2016), Predator 0316 Sans (2016), the slab serif typeface Griffin Display (2015), the wood-inspired vintage typeface Woodchuck (2016), the varsity typeface Grizzly0116 (2016), and the stencil typeface Grizzly (2016).
Mark van Bronkhorst set up TypoBrand LLC in Berkeley, CA. As part of TypoBrand, he published several typefaces that are modern digital reinterpretations of typefaces at American Type Founders by famous type designers such Morris Fuller Benton. The collection is published by TypoBrand LLC under the names ATF Type or American Type Founders Collection. Codesigners include Igino Marini and Ben Kiel. TypoBrand writes: Reinterpreted and carefully crafted, the ATF Collection offers more weights and widths, expanded character sets, and robust typographic features in type designs beautifully suited to modern use and media. From the printed page to the screen, the new ATF Collection brings a tradition of typographic richness to the digital era. Their typefaces:
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] ⦿
Amy R. Brown
Slovenian type designer who runs the design studio Grafikarna since 2011 (with Jure Kozuh). His typefaces:
Participant in four TypeClinic workshops in Slovenia from 2011 until 2012.
Irkutsk, Siberia-based designer of Simple Ink (2016, brush script), Double Ink (2016), Grunge Dry Brush (2016), Sponge (2016, a high-contrast calligraphic script), Christmas Snowy (2016), Grunge Stamp (2016), Simple Handdrawn (2016), Grunge Display (2016: a dry brush font), Grunge Display Formal (2016), Rhubarb Pie (2016), Yndina (2016, script), Boriska (2016, watercolor grunge), 3D Sketch Font (2016), Blooming Sally (2016), Pride & Prejudice (2016), Ribbon Display (2016), Melted Font (2016), Leaves Display Font (2016, a floral decorative caps typeface), Concept Round Font (2016), Quick Handwritten Font (2016), Snabbyshoe (2016, grungy hand-crafted typeface), the Latin typeface Old Typewriter (2016), Old Destroyed Typewriter (2016), Retro Typewriter (2016), and Heart Font (2016).
Paris-based Portuguese designer (b. 1990) of the free old typewriter typeface Ana's Rusty Typewriter (2013) and the sans typeface Squiggly Asta (2013). In 2014, she made Night Still Comes, a serif typeface family in four styles, and Calling Cards (sans). In 2015, she created the informal typefaces Rough Notes and Chalk Marks. In 2016, she designed the connected script typeface Better Phoenix, the brushed typeface Strange Ways, and the soft blackletter typeface Candlebright.
In 2015, she and Iordanis Passas created the gorgeous Finos, which was inspired by Greek retro cinema (buy it here and check the free demo). Her second typeface of 2015 is the equally impressive deco script typeface family Magellan (in Deco and Script sub-styles). Marpesia (2015) is a connected calligraphic script typeface. Charming (2015) is a free spurred vintage tattoo typeface for Latin, Greek and Cyrillic. Adalberta (2015) is a great connected script typeface.
Typefaces from 2016: Sketchbook Script (+Pro), Old Harbour (vintage lettering collection consisting of Blue waves, Blue waves striped, Captain's pipe, Captain's pipe Sans, Sailor's tattoo, Sailor's tattoo Sans, Old Ship, Old Anchor, Old Lighthouse, Seashells, Starfish, Old Harbour dingbats), Juvenile.
Typefaces from 2017: Thirsty Heart.
Illustrator and graphic designer in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Creator of the girlish Latin / Cyrillic script typeface Lila Paris (2015) and of the hand-crafted Ampersands (2015). Creative Market link. [Google] [More] ⦿
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] ⦿
Batel, Curitiba, Brazil-based foundry of Anderson Maschio (b. 1980, Curitiba).
Creator of the ultra-fat decorative face Chumbitos (2007, a winner in the experimental type category at Tipos Latinos 2008), available from MyFonts (this was followed by Chumbit02). He also made the experimental type family consisting of Anark Diet Stencil, Anark Fat Stencil, and Anark Natural Stencil (2007). Creator of Magricela (2009, octagonal). He is working on Austera (2007, a basic sans) and Phyta (2007, an experimental typeface with stretched out connected letters).
In 2016, he made a custom font for Juliano Monteiro Studio.
Andi Aw Masry
Bogotá-based Colombian graphic design studio and type foundry Andinistas was founded in 1998 by Carlos Fabián Camargo Guerrero, Lennyn Salinas, Mariangeles Valero, Juan Carlos Valero, Jorge Alexander Camargo Guerrero, Rafael Rincón, and Jordi Teres. It was first located in Caracas, Venezuela, but moved in 2003 to Bogotá, Colombia. New names in its organization include Alexander Moreno. Many of its designers are Venezuelan.
Among their typefaces: Nikona, Magola (2008, puffy script), Angelita, Pepelepu, Zerotipo, Skuke, Retro, Radio Bemba, Pumarosa, Pr1, Oficia, Nativa, Mongol (free), Lirrot, Leroy (1999-2008, computer screen stripes), Leroy Dingbats (1998-2008), Hiroformica, Hibrida, Guerilla, Guerilla Outline, Gruada, Gancho Petare, Escuedra, Esbelta, DSNett, dia-D, Download, Denego, Cristal, Codiga, Codiga Icon, Codiga Destroy, Codiga Codec, Chacao Petare, Cazon Gothic, Boa, Biol, Ave-cedario, Anaira.
Cazon (2007, Camargo Guerrero) is a family of calligraphic origin consisting of 7 styles: Gris, Negra, Uno, Dos, Tres, Dingbats A and B and is based on the paintbrush letters found in the popular markets of La Guaira, Caracas. This family won an award in the experimental typeface category at Tipos Latinos 2008. Lirrot (2007) is a 6-style grunge handwriting typeface bordering on the psychotic, and comes with Lirrot Dingbats. It too won an award at Tipos Latinos 2008.
PP Lepu (1998-2008) is pixel grunge. Josefina (+Dingbats1) is a curly script also made in 2008. Navaja (2008) and Diad are collections of grunge fonts with grungy dingbats. Lucrecia 1 through 3 (2008) is a fat connected script family ranging from clean to splattered.
Telesforo (2008) radiates anger from its brushy grungy limbs. Telesforo Black won an award at Tiupos Latinos 2012. Ninja 1 and Ninja 2 (2008) are script fonts, and are accompanied by Ninja Dingbats (2008). Dsnet (2008) is a 6-style bare-bones rounded squarish family. Flaminia and Flaminia Dingbats (2008) are useful for food-related signage. Modelia (2008) is thick, informal, and looks like it was brushdrawn. Modelia won an award at Tipos Latinos 2010. Filomena (2008) is a brush family with a goth theme and an accompanying goth dingbats. Obdulia (2008) and Floro (2008) are extreme mural grunge fonts. Marimonda (2009) is grunge calligraphy.
Typefaces from 2012: Demetria (a hellish script), Ciclope (army stencil), Meteora (a sturdy weathered family), Kamuy (a grunge typeface, with dingbats, that links to Asian comic style lettering, and Japan in the Pacific War), Naturalia (an informal sans family).
In 2013, he made Gluten (a poster typeface family), Bengala Script (a distant relative of Mistral), Chef Script (a large signage script influenced by Ross F. George's Speedball lettering manual (1957)), Chef Script Dingbats (hilarious restaurant dings and fists), Sumergible Script.
Typefaces from 2014: Citronela (cartoon or Caribbean hotel signage font family), Bemol (a set of script fonts in craftsman style), Nemocon (creamy script), Acustica (a calligraphic Acustica Script, with didone Acustica Caps, and a decorative Acustica Dingbats), Cereal (+ Script (a vampire script), Skin and Dingbats).
Typefaces from 2016: Enjoy (Script, Caps).
Andre Toet Design (was: SO Design)
Andre Toet Design (and before that, SO Design is a Dutch studio run by André Toet (b. 1950, Den Haag). He was educated at the KABK under Gerrit Noordzij from 1974 until 1976, and at the Central School of Art and Design in London under Nicolete Gray from 1976 until 1977. From 1979 until 1980, he worked as a designer at Total Design with Jurriaan Schrofer and Wim Crouwel. Andre Toet Design is located in Amsterdam.
Creator of Artu (2012, monospaced display face), Battersea (multiline face), Billiard (2012), Bloggy (experimental), AT Move Bloggy (2010), Decoupe (experimental), AT Move Decoupé (2012: a modular font based on a French game from 1906), Holborn, Mezzo (mimimalist), AT Move Pipi (2012, a playful textured caps typeface created jointly with Jasper Nijssen), AT Move Mezzo, AT Move Powerplay (1976, and redone in 2011: multilined), Musica, Nath, Powerplay, Tremelo, Wiggle.
Creations from 2012: AT Move Holborn (a 3d outlined neon sign face), AT Move Tremelo (based on the logotype Microtel), Artu, AT Move Wyggle, AT Move Wolfszn, AT Move Skewy (2012), AT Move Specx and AT Move Specx Stencil (a slab serif based on the cover of a 1955 French School-Notebook; help with the design from Jasper Nijssen).
Typefaces made in 2013: AT Move Altera, AT Move Altera, AT Move Herengracht (an inline typeface), AT Move Artu Super Super Heavy, AT Move Bulky (glaz krak font), AT Move Quipo (an amoebic font), AT Move MMM (with Jasper Terra and Jasper Nijssen: a rounded organic sans typeface. They write: The design is based on a old Soap-Powder advertisement. MMM is very useful for headings and/or logotypes.), AT Move Strano (squarish stencil), AT Move Nath (optical illusion typeface first made in 1974 at the Central School of Art and Design in London, and digitized in 2013 with the aid of Jasper Terra).
Typefaces from 2015: Bombola.
Typefaces from 2016: AT Move Bombola (elliptical style).
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).
André Design (or: AAID)
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] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Brazilian creator the rhythmic and flowing hand-printed HarabaraHand (2009), and of the organic techno sans typeface familiess Harabara and HarabaraNeo (2009) and Harabara Mais (2013) for Latin and Cyrillic. In 2015 he made AliciOne.
André Themoteo Alves Correa
Berlin-based type designer, b. Vienna, 1974. Andreas Sommerwerk was educated as a product designer at the University of Applied Arts Vienna and has been active in areas like graphic, product, and, more recently, service design. MyFonts link. Sommerwerk Ink (2010) is inspired by typography found on old German shop windows. He writes: It is a script font, but instead of imitating human handwriting and the gestures connected to it, the goal was to come up with a new writing flow and stroke order. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Andres Moreno Walter
Andreu Balius Planelles
Born in Barcelona in 1962, Andreu Balius studied Sociology in the Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona (1980-1984), and graphic design at IDEP in Barcelona (1985-1989). He holds a PhD in Design from the University of Southampton (UK). He founded Garcia Fonts&Co in Barcelona in 1993 to show his experimental designs. He cofounded Typerware in 1996 with Joancarles P. Casasín. Typerware existed until 2001 and was based in Santa Maria de Martorelles, a village near Barcelona. He cofounded Type Republic (see also here), and ran Andreu Balius (tipo)graphic design. He is presently an associate professor at Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona.
Balius won a Bukvaraz 2001 award for Pradell. Pradell also won an award at the TDC2 Type Directors Club's Type Design Competition 2002. SuperVeloz (codesigned with Alex Trochut) won an award at the TDC2 2005 type competition.
At ATypI 2005 in Helsinki, he spoke on Pradell and Super-Veloz. Speaker at ATypI 2006 in Lisbon. At ATypI 2009 in Mexico City, he spoke about the Imprenta Real. Coorganizer of ATypI 2014 in Barcelona.
Author of Type at work. The use of Type in Editorial Design, published in English by BIS (Amsterdam, 2003).
Andrew & Emily Beauman
British designer (b. 1976, Bedford) of Mister Loopy (2009). He went commercial in 2009: via MyFonts, one can now buy Spud AF (2009, a potato cut font), Peepz AF (2011, a collection of typefaces of boys), and the hand-printed Scribbles AF family (2011, +Biro, +Felt Tip, +Marker).
Chance Type Co evolved out of Krayon Ink (ex- Jedi Serpent). It has commercial fonts by American designer Andrew Galarza who lives in Miami, who started making type in 2001. These used to be shareware when the place was called Jedi Serpent Fonts.
Galarza's early typefaces: Jeannette (2002), Display Swash, KY and an Urge, 65 Swash, Melfina, Redheads in Transit (beautiful handwriting), Butterfly Collection (dingbats), 5 Am Summer, Transit One, Superchalmers, Like Wind in The Summer, Delithium, Fane Serane, 5am Andrew (2005, handwriting), 5am Chance No 01, 5am Transit (handwriting), 5am Gender, Grey (2005), Melfina (2002, inspired by Emigre's Council), 5 AM Chance No. 1 (which used to be called Vespers), Vespers (2001, based on lettering for a Bjork album), NewTimesRomanHyper and CourierStrange (reworked Monotype fonts: the latter one has letters in brackets), 90Days, Blistel, Cancer, Freeware, Futura, Lode, Love-Quickie, Image Times, Stylus (modified Monotype font), Jenice, Element, Prozac Child, Codeca, Ginger, Ginger2, Boredom, Awitched, Mastillo, Mastillo2, PaperChase2blockedinside (reworked BadFilms by Ray Larabie), Screwupsuprock, Arialbullets39mmwideclear and Arialbullets4VerbRicochet (reworked Monotype Arial-Plain: letters in and on balls), Dots, VanishingBoy (modified Ray Larabie font; the best in the series I think), 1979 (fantastic avant-garde font), Agent 508 (equally great display font), Aloin, Bionic, Backspace, ChemicalTest, Click, 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: 5 AM Buttercup (Andrew Galarza), Grey (Andrew Galarza), 5 AM Gender (Andrew Galarza), 5 AM Chance No 01 (Andrew Galarza), 5 AM Andrew (Andrew Galarza), 5 AM Transit (Andrew Galarza), 5 AM Summer (Andrew Galarza), Melfina (Andrew Galarza), Childrens Television Workshop (Andrew Galarza), Vespers (Andrew Galarza).
Cardiff, Wales-based web developer. Designer of Sooker (2004-2006, a clean sans face), Exuberance (2004, sans family), Exuberance Primary (2005, available, just as Exuberance, at T-26), Graham Sans, Linkage, Experience (with blackletter influences) and Nascence.
Andrew H. Leman
About his rounded informal sans typeface Coreopsis (2012), he says: Coreopsis is a family of fonts that combines mathematical precision with a hand-drawn feel.
In 2012, he designed the painted typewriter font Stonecrop.
Bitfield (2013) is a pixel simulation font.
Andrew Lines Graphic Arts (or: Drewfont Foundry)
Andrew 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 Paglinawan (Dubai, UAE) is a self-employed graphic designer, working in the fields of logo design, print design, web design and branding with the majority of his time spent designing and implementing marketing promotions for small businesses such as logos, brochures, letterhead, business cards, and posters. Creator of these typefaces:
Andrew Patrick Lines
Andrew S. Fuller
Andrews&Halsted Typeworks (or: Halsted Typeworks)
Indianapolis, IN-based Andrew Markle (Andrews&Halsted Typeworks) designed the sans typeface A&H Hadley (2010). Other commercial typefaces include A&H Bern Sans CT (2010), A&H Hadley Inconsolata MT (2010), A&H Hadley ExtraBold (2010), A&H Hadley Bold (2010), A&H Stella (sans), A&H Kerrigan Light, and A&H Kerrigan Book.
Graphicriver link, where we learn that Halsted Typeworks is located in Evanston, IL. There we also find the 2011 typefaces Indianapolis Slab Serif, Madeleine, Payton, Addison, Gabriel Script, A&H Bjorn, A&H Teagan Script, A&H Taidghin Sans, A&H Alexander (+Sans, +Sans Light, +Serif, +SerifBold, +SerifLight), A&H Stella, AH Ansleigh, AH Greyson, A&H Parker (+Light), and &A&H Celeste. [Google] [More] ⦿
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 typefaces 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).
Typefaces from 2016: Legion of Darwin, Galler, Petarda (tattoo font), Geroin (a rough brush), MCF Empire Cave, MCF Perun, Tawer, Barklay, Krechet (tattoo style), G Style, Amega Star, Pobeda, Brather Script, MCF Iraida Script.
Typefaces from 2017: Alien Delon (hipster and trekkie styles).
Andrey Kudryavtsev Type Foundry (or: AKTF)
Foundry in Irkutsk in Siberia.
Andrey Kudryavtsev designed Spacexplorer (2012), Necromant (2012), Flexy Sans (2011), Otrada (2011, signage script), Micronica (2008), a font shaped like old TV screens, Karlson (2009), Imperator (2010, a Trajan face), Alter (2010), Sommelier (2011), Alebarda (2009), Rubicon (2009) and Flexy Sans (2009).
In 2013, AKTF published Softipen Script. In 2014, he created Qwincey FY (a high-contrast slightly flared almost Peignotian sans family, published by FontYou), Warren Narrow and Achille II Cyr FY (together with the Fontyou team of Alisa Nowak and Gregori Vincens).
Typefaces from 2015: Smile Pro (a fat multi-style hand-crafted poster family of exceptional beauty; together with Rodrigo Araya), Ardilla Small (a rounded small x-height sans done together with Rodrigo Araya; inspired by the children's show Peppa Pig), Plumps, Antey, Crisper.
In 2012, he started Ukrainian Type.
UK-based ANFS foundry groups the following designers: Freddy Taylor (b. London, a graduate of the Edinburgh College of Art, art director at KesselsKramer), Noah Collin, Shaun Dowling. Their typefaces: Monomodern, Das Neue, Biblo, Basic, Drop, Lucid, Plotter, Forms.
In 2014, Freddy Taylor contributed the free font London Citype to Citype.
Angie Makes (was: Fonted House)
Typefaces from 2014, now published under her own label, Angie Makes, include Graciela (hand-printed), Hollyhock (sribbly script), Milkmaid.
Typefaces from 2016: Halfback, Foxglow, Heathrow (a great connected script), Duckbite (a script). Still in 2016, she published the Font Bundle of Glory, which contains these hand-crafted typefaces: Blacksheep, Claphands, Dahlia Darling, Fandangle, Fineday, Funfetti, Helsinki, Hola Bonita, Hoodwink, Ladyfinger, Okey Doke, Rockaby, Seafair, Shippey.
Typefaces from 2017: Hartley (textured brush script).
Malang, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1990) of the hand-crafted typefaces Bhelt (2015), Kentang (2015), Jamoer (2015) and Koebis (2015, tweetware demo version).
Angus R. Shamal
A web site located in Amsterdam. They explain their concept of animated typefaces: Animography.net is a webshop/typefoundry that provides motion designers, video-editors and others in the field of the moving image with animated typefaces. These animated typefaces are easy to use, customizable and scalable without any loss of quality. Our animated typefaces are Adobe After Effects files with each glyph in a separate composition. A controller-composition serves as a central point from which you can customize all the glyphs in one go. Use to quickly create title sequences, TV commercials, presentations, on-stage concert graphics, etcetera! Browse through our expanding collection or have a look at the tutorial section for a peek under the hood.
One of their typefaces is Lasio Grotesk (2013).
Typefaces animated in 2014 include Spirograph, Bahn, Binary 2.0, Mantis, Pincoya, Moldover (octagonal typeface), Huboost, Fiesta, Novecento, Haywire, Lovelo, League Spartan, Jasper, Magnus, Fat Frank, Isotype, Razor, Anodine and Amelie.
In 2015, they made Burstype and Friction.
Anke van der Meer
Designer of fonts such as ETwentyFive (1990). At FontHaus, she designed the modern typeface APCorvinus Skyline, Bubba Bold, DecoWave, FSKeyNote, Sitcom, Spire (FontHaus, after an original condensed skyline didone by Sol Hess now in the Lanston Collection as LTC Spire; since 2006, also available at Group Type), Stadion, Tata One, and Tutu One. In 2006, when Solsburg's Group Type was started, some of her fonts started appearing there, such as Spire, Spire Monoline, Spire Extra Light, a condensed didone family heavily based on Sol Hess's Spire (Lanston), Corvinus Skyline (1991; a revival of a condensed modern family by Imre Reiner by the same name), Sitcom.
Illustrator and graphic designer in Haifa, Israel, who created the brushy typeface Akula (2014), the chalky typeface Earth Elements (2015), the hand-crafted Simplicity (2015), the poster typeface The Jungle (2015), Rainy Days (2015), Bubble Gum (2015), and several sets of icons.
Typefaces from 2016: Winter Tales (brush script family), Spring, Tel Aviv, HandsUp, Caramel, Ladybug, Carousel, Rainy Daisy, Quick Walk, White Rabbit, Caterpillar, Eucalyptus Tree, Black Moon, Zenith (blackbiard bold style), Nameless (grainy brush). Creative Market link. Graphicriver link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Annie Things Possible
Creator in 2003 of AnniesBees, AnniesBirchCaps, AnniesBitFancy, AnniesBubbles, AnniesClouds, AnniesCurlyQ, AnniesFunStars, AnniesGrass, AnniesGrids, AnniesHearts, AnniesJagged, AnniesLadyBugs, AnniesLoops, AnniesPatchStripes, AnniesPeepers, AnniesPlainPrint, AnniesRagTags, AnniesScript, AnniesShadow, AnniesSpooked, AnniesStitches, AnniesTwinklers, AnniesWiggleDots, AnniesWindy-Semi-expanded, AnniesZigZag. Most of these fonts are so-called alphadings, such as letters with twinkling stars added, letters with holes, and so forth. Creative Market link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Foundry with free offerings such as Lunch (a shadow outline face), Nicotine (hand-crafted sans), Silver Sideshow, Civilian (grungy calligraphic script), Decade (grungy), Uptown, and pay fonts (Joey Nelson's Silver Sideshow). These typefaces were made in or just before 2005. The designers in Plano, TX are: Kenn Armstrong, Taber Buhl, Kingsley Harris, Ryan Santos, Peter Smith, and Joey Nelson.
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. Unfortunately, the free offer lasted only briefy---the font is now retail.
Chase (2014) is a free monoline sans. QG (2014) is a minimalist free typeface. Argö (2014) is a commercial decorative fashion mag didone typeface. The slender ball terminal-laden Global (2014) is also meant for magazine titling.
Goku (2014, +Regular, +Stencil) is a multilingual didone fashion mag typeface, initially designed as a stencil font for the Basel & Geneva Watch Launch Event for Watches of Switzerland.
Giza (2015, +free Stencil) is a fashion mag didone [unfortunately named, as David Berlow's famous Egyptian typeface is also called Giza; after I wrote this in June 2015, I noticed that Giza became Giaza in July 2015], and Kaiju II (2015) is a modern art deco typeface.
Typefaces from 2016: Kingston (a fashion mag typeface derived from didones), Jitzu (a multilingual high-contrast fashion didone in ten styles).
Typefounder in Polegate, UK, who was born in 1981 in Croydon, Surrey, UK. He created the art deco typeface Foreman (2012), which is typified by condensed tall-legged letters.
Banda Aceh, Indonesia-based designer of these typefaces:
Antigravity Press (or: AGF Typefaces)
Mark Conahan designed Shitface (T-26, 2001). Other typefaces are shown at Antigravity Press (or: AGF Typefaces), his company. They include the summum of useless fonts: HelloMyNameIsCraig, Locker, McLoose, and a few other illegible fonts. He created two free skull fonts, called Skullphabet #2 (2008) and Skullphabet #1. These were based on art created in 2007-2008 by Noah Scalin, creative director and owner of Another Limited Rebellion, who during one year created one skull (art piece) per day. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Typefaces from 2015: LeOsler.
Typefaces from 2017: Escalope (a hand-crafted layered font).
Anton Bolin (Hökarängens Bokstavsfabrik) is a Swedish type designer located in Hökarängen, just outside Stockholm. Creator of the rounded children's book or poster font Glupsk (2015).
Anton Novik lives in Chicago, IL. He created the shattered glass grunge typeface X Story (2008). The grunge typeface XStoryDesignersFont (2008) can be bought at Graphic River. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Mehmet Gozetlik runs Antrepo in Istanbul, Turkey. A digital artist and designer, he created a modular font family aptly named Modul (2008). Behance link. These commercial pixel-based techno families are marketed as Modul 300 dpi (2008) and Modul 72 dpi (2008). In 2009, he made Public Gothic, a free version of New Deal, the custom font used in The Public Enemies made by Jeff Knowles and Neville Brody for this film. Public Gothic is an industrial but also vintage family of free fonts consisting of PB Square, PB Vintage, PB Circular, and PB Federal. Free download here and here. Additional links: Antrepo4, A2591, Video of his TypeCon 2011 presentation.
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] ⦿
Aozora Type (was: Bluesky Type)
Banda Aceh, Indonesia-based designer of Decimo Script (2016), the curly typeface Anohana (2016), the signage typefaces Tuha Script (2016) and Cantique (2016), the hand-crafted Antique (2016) and Volutra (2016), and the display typeface Ethictical (2016).
Paris-based type foundry set up in 2006 by Thierry Charbonnel, Nicolas Hoffmann and Michel Welfringer as a commercial outlet for Les Designers Anonymes (Hoffmann&Welfringer) and Autre planète's fonts (Charbonnel). Hoffmann and Welfringer designed Normale (2006) and Edibulle (2006). Charbonnel created Digital Planet (2006, futuristic) and Oups (2006, ink splashes; with Antoine Doury). [Google] [More] ⦿
Domen Fras completed his masters at London's Central Saint Martin's College of Art & Design in 2000. In 2002 he founded the type & design studio Aparat in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Since 2011 he is a full-time assistant professor at the Faculty of Natural Sciences at the University of Ljubljana. Speaker at ATypI 2014 in Barcelona. His largely experimental work:
B.J. Harvey is the Californian designer at Chank's Store of the free "bj's Halloween Fontpak " (4 fonts, 2001). He is working on a ton of other fonts, like Apollo Sans, Motorpsycho, Geek Gothic (a comic book face), Apollo46, Zimmer, Nu Cairo, Sotoflame (2002), Japanasonic, Japanacea, Japanorama, Eurmama (oriental simulation font), Jawa (oriental simulation), SD Police (stencil, not for sale), Rigby, Neopolitik, Metis, Motorpsycho. Opened Apollo26 in July 2002, where you can buy Flame N Skull, DEFCON 1 through 5 (or: Billabong, Special effects, X-Games 23, Von Zipper and Machine). APOLLO26SumoX (2002) is free. [Google] [More] ⦿
Apostolos D. Tsiovaras
Ukrainian typefoundry founded in 2012 by Viktor Kharyk and Konstantin Golovchenko in Odessa. In 2014, they published the Latin / Cyrillic typefaces Arsena (original from 2013 by Vikto Kharyk), Caslon 1821 (Italian typeface by Viktor Kharyk and Konstantin Golovchenko), 2 Quadro (octagonal) and Surf Serif Pro (sharp-edged and modular; original from 2013 by Viktor Kharyk).
Caslon 1821 revives a typeface of Caslon & Livermore, 1821. It covers Latin, Cyrillic and Hebrew.
Kyiv (2010, Viktor Kharyk) combines elements of antiqua, Cyrillic, and carving into widely usable Latin and Cyrillic text family. Kyiv was awarded the 2nd prize in the text font category in the first Ukrainian typeface competition Ruthenia in 2010.
In 2016, Henadij Zarechnjuk and Viktor Kharyk designed Dnipro for Apostrof. The Cyrillic version of this font follows Ukrainian decorative traditions, initiaited by Georgy Narbut and Mark Kirnarsky in the 1920s and continued until the 1980s. The Latin part has an uncial character. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Applied Symbols, founded by Selwyn Hollis, specializes in custom fonts and graphics for Mathematica. It created OpenType versions of Knuth's Computer Modern fonts. [Considering that the PostScript versions of these fonts by BlueSky are free, I have a problem with Applied Symbols actually selling them.] Another font sold here is UniMath: "This OpenType font contains over a thousand glyphs, including math-italic Roman and Greek alphabets, upper-case blackboard bold, calligraphic, and Euler script, and hundreds of technical and mathematical symbols." In an earlier web life (as Faux Tex Fonts), Selwyn was selling a Mac package with these truetype fonts: Symbolic, MathMode, and KahoeTech. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Apply Design Group
German foundry (est. 1989) based in Hannover and run by Thomas Sokolowski, selling mainly display fonts. Thomas made standard ransom note fonts such as Mystery EF Mixed (1990). He also designed about ten clean old typewriter fonts such as Old Typewriter EF Regular, 1990. Other fonts include the ultra-thin Spirit EF, Imprimeur Classique (1989, a computer modern face), Scripture (1990, handwriting).
Fonts and designers: DNA (by Steven Boss), CasaSeraSera (by Yanek Iontef), Nurse Ratchet (by Don Synstelien), Thordis, Amoebia (by Jens Gehlhaar), Aspera (by Harald Oehlerking), Bastard (1995, Ansgar Knipschild), BigDots (1993, Andreas Klimek-Falke), Birds (Manfred Klein), Blindfish (1992, Jens Gehlhaar), BodoniRough (1998, Thomas Sokolowski), FuturRough, GaramondRough (1997, Christian Terbeck), Rohrfeder-Rough (1997, Christian Terbeck), Bumpers, Casc Seta, Coltrane, Concept One, Concept Two, Cornwall, DamnedDingbats, DeconStruct, Electrobazar, Elside, EthnoFont, Fuzzy (1998, Jonas Gonell), Gagamond (1993, Jens Gehlhaar), Grind (1994, Ansgar Knipschild), Hansel (Catinka Keul, children's handwriting), Homeboyz (1994, Oliver Hoffmann), ImprimeurClassique (a didone font, 1993, Thomas Sokolowski), Indian Summer, Las Bonitas (1992, Thomas Sokolowski), MarieLuise (1994, Dietmar Schmidt), MedLed, Merz (1993, Thomas Sokolowski: not clear idf this is supposed to be a dada typeface), Monterrey (1993, Thomas Sokolowski), MoreKaputt, Mex (1992, Thomas Sokolowski), Mystery (1992, Thomas Sokolowski), Old Typewriter (1992, Thomas Sokolowski), Tierfreund, Thing (1993, Mathias Maassen-Pohlen), Paccer, Rio (1994, Alfred Smeets), Scripture, Spirit, Steelplate, Truck, Uhura (1993, Ansgar Knipschild), Xtronic (1995, Thomas Sokolowski), Tokay, ScreamHot, scanneZ, Fanatique, Euredice, and WhyNot. Great web presentation, and complete character sets. In grunge, Concept is as good as they come, for example.
The company also sells a CD with erotic icons. CD ROM called "typografica" with high quality display fonts in PostScript. List of fonts. Fonts sold by Faces. Other type designers: Manfred Klein, Alexander Koch, Carlo Krüger, Antje Wolf.
Free demo fonts (full fonts not free): Champlin, Camden, Ham Lake, Uptown, Bloomington, Kenwood, Warehouse. All fonts are just gorgeous and fun display fonts, especially Ham Lake. Michael Libby first made Virgin Love (1997), lettering with many hearts thrown in. That font was later updated by him to Ham Lake in 2002, now fully free here. His picture.
This outfit made the following truetype alphadings in 1994: ACBlock, ACOval, AC1Chanukah, AC1Christmas, AC1Easter, AC1EasterBunny, AC1EasterEgg, AC1HoliDings1, AC1HoliDings2, AC1Holly, AC1Menorah, AC2Balloons1, AC2Balloons2, AC2Banner1, AC2Banner2, AC2BannerEnds, AC3Butterfly, AC3DiamondRing, AC3Family, AC3Hearts1, AC3Hearts2, AC3ILoveYou, AC3LoveDings1, AC3MothersLove, AC3Roses, AC3WeddingBands, AC3Wildflower, AC4Arrows1, AC4Arrows2, AC4Congratulations, AC4CourtiDings1, AC2Birthday, AC2Clown, AC2Forks, AC2ItsABoy, AC2ItsAGirl, AC2PartyDings1, AC2TeddyBear, AC2YoureInvited, AC3Anniversay, AC3BeMine, AC4FireWorks, AC4GetWell, AC4GoodBye, AC4GoodLuck, AC4HotAirBalloon, AC4Pencils, AC4ShootingStar, AC4SmileyFace, AC4ThankYou, AC4Welcome. Nowadays, they sell 10USD font paks under the name CreatiFonts in 4 categories: Holiday, Party, Love, Courtesy. [Google] [More] ⦿
Medan, Indonesia-based designer of the calligraphic typefaces Andara Script (2016) and Sareeka Script (2016). In 2017, Azra designed Nazeefa Script (free at Dafont).
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 typeface 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.
aRc (or: Azelea Rodgers Creations)
aRc was established in 2008 by Azelea Rodgers (b. 1974, The Philippines). It is located in Lathrop, CA.
A graduate from Skyline College, she created the alphabet tracing font Kerp (2008) for kids in pre-kindergarten. She also made Rosebud (2008, letters composed of thorny rose stems), Asvet Mono (2009, a playful stencil), Azelea (2009), Edil Script (2010), Laureen (2010, a calm calligraphic script), Alexy (2011, a ribbon script), and Lelet Script (2009).
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 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 is a foundry, est. in 2009 in Delft, The Netherlands, by Wico Valk (b. 1962, Waddinxveen), a practicing architect since 1989. He designed these typefaces: ArchiType Rounded (2011, square gothic), Archi Logo (2009), ArchiType (2009, 12 styles). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Architaraz Type is located in Shanghai, China, and Taraz, Kazakhstan. Its type designer, Zhalgas Kassymkulov, was born in 1986 in Kazakhstan. His initial type designs were all done with the help of FontStruct. In 2013, he went commercial as Architaraz Type.
He made a gridded modular typeface called Targeted (2011). Sliced (2011) is a counterless stencil face. Discostructed (sic) (2011) is a texture face. Mono Dot (2011) is a thin dot matrix face. Mono Hor (2011) is a horizontally striped version of it, Mono Ver (2011) a vertically striped version, and Mono Bold (2011) a bold version. Promo (2011) is purely geometric. Semiz (2011) and Semiz Light (experimental) are partly art deco. Audio (2011) is based on the logo of audiojelly. Arro (2011) has letters with arrowed terminals. Hexa (2011) is hexagonal. Happi (2011) is a fat finger face. Semiz Black (2011) is a free fat pixel face.
Creations from 2012: Pearls of Margar, Korgan, Phunni, Carbo, Carbo ii, Lenta, Phunni, Jambul, Extraterrestrial (sci-fi), Rap My Hip-Hop, Armada 1991 (monospaced), Venus (white on black), Garage Garbage (bold avant-garde design), WHAQ, Extra Fontestrial, Algae, A Tasbaqa, Salem (rounded bold typeface), Thaiana Jones, Salem (fat rounded face), Audio 2012, Balapan, Dalmat, Bonn (an art nouveau army stencil face), Mgla, Teris (white on black), Degoratix (curly), Barney Stencil (a fantastic brushy stencil), Lentalicious, Blackway Str, Schengbers (a great piano key stencil family), Tramcar Typo, Mgia, Brushure (a fat curvy display face), Extralien, Serrific Terif, Missinger, Tolkyn, Murt, Twisture, Soliture, Threedure, Antillic, Garage Garbage, Arro, Happi, Schengbergs Hi.
Typefaces from 2013: AT Dombra (psychedelic typeface after Motter Ombra), AT Hoppy (fat letters), AT Liniya (blackboard bold), AT Karagai, Hed Kandi (techno face), AT Traffa Stencil, AT Schema, Naation, AT Nayman, AT Roughin, AT Rooktura Stencil, AT Duba, AT Archistency, AT Liena, AT Bombarda (fat stencil face), AT Sulfur ii, AT Mad Pilot, AT Tasbaqa, Vaia Con Dios, Betaport, Mooltyashka, AT Stincel (a lively stencil font), Millio, Tamshy, Offelia, Jalgas (retro script: a winner in the FontStruct Connected Script Competition), Laffa (connected stencil script), Dlinalys, Diagona, Kitara (psychedelic), Archtitalic, Bonn (bony stencil), Teka 1, Teka 2, Unknownim, Khara (ultra-heavy slab face), Shlab (slab serif), Unknownim (slab serif), Archtalic, Argyn, Linea Runde, Mechatraps (+Plain), Eliksir, Drilliant, Katamaran (art deco), Lagman, Neurojet (experimental), Jazzure (bullet hole display face), Diagon, Aroth, Pharaoh's Delight (piano key / art deco typeface), Cocomi, AT Burshak, AT Sulfur, AT Taspa, AT Affina.
Typefaces from 2014: AT Sudoku (each letter is actually a sudoku puzzle!), AT Tactica (tic tac toe voard), AT Sudoku+, AT Pixtensans, AT Ayna, AT Kerey, AT Giveaway, AT Lagman, AT Asotika, AT Tugan, AT Yertegi, AT Nudgera, AT Diagona, AT Golovkin (stencil typeface named after middleweight boxer Gennady GGG Golovkin), AT Arachis (stencil), AT Tugan (fat rounded sans), AT Baktera, AT Jumpa Jumpa (stencil), AT Nudgera, AT Digitta, AT Archaus, AT Ladya (ball terminal stencil), AT Yin Yang, At Keste, AT Yazyk (rounded stencil), AT Sulfurian (techno stecil), AT Fasten Your Seatbelts (diagonally cut stencil), AT Buckle Up (like AT Fasten Your Seatbelts), AT Droppix, AT Knitka (knitting font), AT Sagat, AT Wild Archid (african theme font), AT Steglo.
Typefaces from 2015: AT Giveaway 4, AT Sherit, AT Ribborn.
Typefaces from 2016: Windows Icon Font, William Shakespears.
Slovenian foundry which specializes in old typefaces found in old prints, books and samples. Typefaces are reproduced as they appeared in print. In order to preserve the original feel of typefaces, no additional characters were added to originals therefore most of fonts consist just of basic character set. Upper case letters, lower case letters, numerals and basic punctuation. It was set up in 2000 by Matevz Medja. Engraving style typefaces: Kludsky (2006), Garfield (2005), Copperplate Head (2005), Western Iron (2005), Cider (2005), French Shaded (2005), Tilt (2005). The blackletter typefaces: School Text (2005), Harlem Title (2005), Copperplate Text (2005), Black Title (2005), Chased Black (2005), Tinted (2005), Steeler (2005), Blackcap (2005). Calligraphic typefaces: Petite Script (2005), Autograph Script (2005), French Script (2005), Penman Script (2005), Magnolia Script (2005), Roundface Script (2005), Roundhand Script (2005). Other typefaces: American Shadow (2005), Lightface Extended (2005), Grotesque Shaded (2005), Gothic Ornate (2005), Antique Extra Condensed (2005), Antique Extended (2005), Ironlace (2005), Atlantique (2005), Mann (2005), Old Style Condensed (2005), Ribbon (2005), Salisbury Script (2005), Black Title Text (2005, blackletter), German Text (2005, blackletter), Archive Hands (2006, pointing fingers), Archive Woodchild (2006). Distressed typefaces: Archive Tale (2006), Archive Egipt Compressed (2006). In 2011, he published the Archive Garamond family, which is closer to the unpolished originals. The 2010 catalog has three parts:
Area Type (was: GType)
Brazilian designer of the Victorian typefaces Broser (2015), Romant (2015) and Moyers (2014). In 2015, he made the connected script typefaces Madelina Script, Smoothline (watercolor brush), Adediala and Adamenya, the poster typeface Wolder, the connected brush script Sannie, and the hand-lettered typefaces Alastrina and Quintessa.
Typefaces from 2016: Sheraton Script (calligraphic), Mahogany Script (calligraphic), Monisa (calligraphic script), Strongman Script, Natalia Script, Agustine (script), Amberland (calligraphic script), Mallicot Script (calligraphic), Sifrand Script (brush), Chamelia Script, Moodnight Script, Flowerroom Script (curly script), Ismelda Script (calligraphic script), Charissa Script (brush script), Shartica Script, Morenthya Script, Aintzane (connected script).
Typefaces from 2017: Sentosha (a great calligraphic (wedding) script), Heritage Script, Strengthen Script (calligraphic), Redheads Script.
Aridi Graphics (or: Aridi Computer Graphics)
Company based in Dallas, TX, that markets Marwan Aridi's great drawings. His borders, ornaments, initial caps, ribbons and banners are almost legendary. They are for now in EPS format, and truetype and type 1 versions are available for many. Alternate URL. He sells great sets of drawings for the following: Arabic Calligraphy Art, Arabic Caps&Fonts, Web Clips, Initial Caps I, Initial Caps II, Initial Caps III, Initial Caps IV, Historical Ornaments Patterns&Frames, Arabesque Ornaments, Arabesque Borders, Olde World Borders I, Olde World Borders II, Calligraphia, Olde World Ornaments, Ribbons, Banners&Frames, Ornamental Backgrounds, Crests, Ribbons&Frames, Typography&Printer's Ornaments, Aridi Fiesta, Business 1, Background Two, Arabesque Designs. Alternate URL. Arab Caps has many fonts. Package of 30 display fonts for 500USD. [Google] [More] ⦿
Ariel Di Lisio
Måns Grebäck (Aring Typeface, Örebro, Sweden) is a prolific Swedish designer (b. Lindesberg, Sweden, 1990), who lives in Borlänge, Sweden. Måns Grebäck has a bachelor's degree in graphic design from the University of Dalarna (2012). In 2010, he went commercial, and started selling fonts through MyFonts. In 2011 he started Mawns Design. In 2013, that was renamed to Aring Typeface. In 2011 he already had over seven million downloads of his fonts, which were featured at websites such as Dafont and Myfonts. He also does custom type work. His typefaces, both free and commercial:
Arkara (or: Fopifopi)
Edy Bagus Pamungkas (aka Arkara) is a Jakarta, Indonesia-based type designer born in 1986 or 1989. His typefaces:
Ryan Halvorsen (Arlo) created the sans family Halvo (TypeTrust). His graphic design work includes the poster for the Las Vegas Marathon in 2005. Arlo is a graphic design firm based in Chicago. We look for design solutions that are memorable, timeless, and communicate with high-speed efficiency. Maximum heart; minimal fluff we like to say. While small in size, we design for big names; Nike, American Eagle Outfitters,&Effen Vodka just to name a few. The firm was established in 2004 by Ryan Halvorsen and Patrick Filler. Ryan Halvorsen cut his graphic design teeth in Rome, Italy, and returned to Chicago to work at Segura, Inc. Silas Dilworth also works at Arlo. [Google] [More] ⦿
Puerto Rican type designer, b. 1991. He lives in Caguas. His first type design is the experimental typeface Just Around The Corner (2010). His foundry is called ArmandoP.
Born and raised in Mexico City, Armin Vit is a graphic designer and writer now living in Austin, Texas. He is co-founder of UnderConsideration and its myriad sites. His last employment position was at Pentagram. He now runs UnderConsideration's Department of Design. With his partner, Bryony, he has co-authored the books Women of Design and Graphic Design Referenced. Designer of the futuristic fonts Modular (2001) and Tirkovet, and of Stress (letters obtained without lifting the pen). He attended the School of Graphic Design at Anahuac University in Mexico City and taught typeface design at the Portfolio Center, marchFIRST, Atlanta, GA. Home page. After Atlanta, he moved on to Chicago, and later to Austin. At TypeCon 2003, he told this dream about Hrant Papazian, I quote: I dreamt that Hrant came to my house, the weird thing is that it was his typophile picture only (since that is as far as I know what Hrant looks like). So he came in, and went "Number Two" in my bathroom without flushing, after that, he headed out to the kitchen to hang out and stuff. So I go into my bathroom and see these unflushed turds in my toilet. I go up to Hrant and say "Excuse me, Hrant, you left your turds in my toilet." His response involved handing me a plunger and adding "This should fix it." And that was it. [Google] [More] ⦿
Amsterdam-based designer (b. 1996) of the fat finger fonts Architect Hand (2015), Lovinn (2015), The Brown Fox (2014) and Sketchy (2014).
ARS Type (was ARS Design)
ARS Type is an Amsterdam-based foundry with some commercial fonts by Angus R. Shamal. Shamal had earlier published fonts with T-26 and Plazm. Fonts can be bought via Fontshop.
The fonts: AudioVisual1, Code, Kamp, Kamp Serif, Retro City, OCRU, Toycube, Mortal, Maquette (1999-2000), Angelring, ARS Bembo, Contrast, Dandy, EcologyModern, Hartu (handwriting), Temper, ARS Novelty (2011, a free hybrid style face), ARS Polythene (pixel font family), Misanthry, Syntax (OsF format sans serif), CensorSans (1994), CensorSerif (1994), Credit (1995), Epilogue.pfa (1995), Exert (T-26), Humain-Graphica (1995), Humain-Synthetica (1995), Platrica (1994), Roscent (1995), ARSFortune (2000, futuristic), District (experimental), Descendiaan, Zero Rate (futuristic), Tegel (1998, stencil, kitchen tile), Twenty (octagonal, techno), Trio (dot matrix fonts), Maquette (1999), Region, Product (2007, sans typefaces), Mr Archi, Prime (display), Deviata (unicase face), Forum I-AR (after Forum I, a 1948 font by Georg Trump), Freie Initialen-AR (2007, after a 1928 set of caps for Stempel Garamond), Fry's Ornamented (2007; a revival of Ornamented No. 2 which was cut by Richard Austin for Dr. Edmund Fry in 1796), Graphique-AR (2007; a shadowed typeface based on a 1946 design by Eidenbenz for Haas), Gravur-AR (2007; a digital version of a type designed by Georg Trump and issued as Trump-Gravur by Weber in 1960), Initiales Grecques (after a Firmin Didot design, ca. 1800), Lutetia Open (2007; based on Jan Van Krimpen's Lutetia), Old Face Open (2007; a digitization of Fry's Shaded, an open all caps Baskerville cut by Isaac Moore for Fry, ca. 1788), Open Capitals (2007, after Jan Van Krimpen's 1928 typeface for Enschedé called Open Kapitalen), Romulus Capitals (2007; after the caps series by Jan Van Krimpen, 1931), Romulus Open (2007; after the Open series by Jan Van Krimpen, 1936), Rosart 811 (2007; open caps after Enschedé no. 811 by Rosart), Zentenar Initialen (2007; based on blackletter initials of F.H.E. Schneidler, ca. 1937). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Art and Sign Unlimited
Jerry Berg (Art and Sign Unlimited) created these signage typefaces in 2014: Zipper, Quick Script (calligraphic), Maverick, Poster Script, Longhorn, Empire (spurred, Victorian), Backfire, Cascadia, Casino (Victorian), Casino Fancy.
In 2015, he created Shop Casual, Hamilton Grand (flowing formal script), Muy Bueno (a regular monoline script font), Rough Draw, Gambit and Tradition. In 2015, he designed Ale House (a slab serif done with Lavonne West).
Typefaces from 2016: ASU Stingray Regular (a casual rhythmic hand), Dragonfly (Victorian octagonal style), California Script.
Typefaces from 2017: Tramp (signage script).
Artcity is a digital type foundry and lettering studio based in Legionowa, Poland. Artcity specializes in designing fonts for comic books and books for children. The principal, Daniel Bak, is the Warsaw, Poland-based designer of the free monoline signage typeface Sweet Melody (2012). In 2014, Sweet Melody became a commercial typeface. He also designed the comic book typefaces Wormtongue, Fatality, Uzurpator (2014) and Angry Ronin (2014), the hand-printed typeface Danny, the techno typeface Technikolor (2014), the poster typeface Jeffs Garage, the Latin/Cyrillic children's book font family Zira (2014), and the Latin / Cyrillic / Greek children's book typeface Cornelius (2014).
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] ⦿
Artcoast Design (was: Mankoff)
Dmitry Mashkin (or Dmitry Mankoff, or Artcoast Design, located in Sochi and/or Krasnodar and/or Moscow, Russia) created the absolutely wonderful restaurant menu deco typeface Montclar (2015, +food icons), the vintage letterpress emulation typeface family Stampbor (2015), the hand-crafted Karmina (2015), the brush typeface Hypsletters Script (2015, with Nadi Spasibenko), the vintage letterpress typeface Marktype (2015), and the sans typefaces Albori Sans (2015, rounded and monoline) and Brentwood Sans (2015).
Since 2016, he operates as Art Coast Studio. His free bilined hipster typeface Brokes (2016) outhipsters even the coolest hipsters. He also created the letterpress emulation typeface Jameson (2016), the appealing (regular and rough) poster typeface Weisshorn (2016), the grungy letterpress font Ovsyanka (2016), and the hand-crafted typeface Norquay (2016). Creative Market link. Behance link. Old URL. [Google] [More] ⦿
Type designer in Istanbul who studied graphic design at Marmara University. Creator of the rounded organic sans typeface family Primus (2012-2015) and of the basic geometric sans typeface family Genius (2013-2015).
Artemis Type Foundry
Ahmad Ramzi Fahruddin (aka Ramz Fahruddin, b. 1993) established Arterfak Project in 2015. He is the Palembang, Indonesia-based designer of the display typefaces Aidah (2015, spurred), Temenyut (2015, spurred), Basenglah (2015, a geometric solid typeface), Local Genius (2015), Oropitem (2015, blackletter), Cakmacak (2015), Maeninaja (2015), Yagitudeh (2015, a free doodle font), Cagar (2015, free), Pletakrutuk (2015) and Beguyur (2015), the free experimental techno typeface Semravut (2015), the lava lamp typeface Cagar (2015) and the free spurred vintage typeface Outromoro (2015).
Typefaces from 2016: Anehena (a beveled ornamental typeface), Bongoknian (spurred), Sebasengan (sketched, arched, stitched, textured, eroded and embossed substyles), Sekatoon (Victorian), Bekelakar (Victorian), Sambeltigo, Wayawaya (bilined art deco), Geroboktuo, Bedengkang, Ringam, Cindo Kato (spurred Victorian typeface), Ngopi Doken (a layered hand-crafted typeface family), Bedesau (Victorian), Temenyut (spurred Victorian style), Sirugino (spurred blackletter type), Buyanbengak (spurred), Geradakan (dry brush type).
Typefaces from 2017: Cerudikan, Kanjian (Victorian deco).
Arthur Baker Designs (or: Glyph Systems)
American calligrapher in Andover, MA, who worked for many foundries, and ran several studios. He ran/runs Glyph Systems in Andover, MA, and before that, Alpha Omega and Maverick Designs. His typefaces are all calligraphic:
Some explanations by Freddy Nader: The Baker Argentina and Danmark typefaces were variations on his Signet. Baker originally made Signet for Headliners International in the 1960s, where he worked full time. In 1972 he was approached by VGC and told that they would pay him royalties as well if he made the same typeface for them. Royalties were a relatively new thing back then - Tommy Thompson was the very first person to ever earn royalties in type (in 1944 for his Thompson Quill script for Photo Lettering Inc), and he wasn't a type designer per se, he was a calligrapher. Lured by the idea of royalties coming his way from two different directions for the same face, Baker did a Signet for VGC. When Bob Evans, owner of Headliners, found out, he threatened to sue VGC for trademark infringement (copyright for typefaces was unheard of at the time - every major photo type house had "similar" fonts, and whenever someone got exclusives made by outside designers under a royalty program, it was only a matter of weeks before they were knocked off and changed slightly by other type houses, big and small). So in order to avoid a trademark infringement lawsuit, VGC called their typeface Baker Signet, instead of just Signet, and went further by asking Arthur Baker to make a lighter version and a condensed version. The lighter version was called Baker Argentina, the condensed version was called Baker Danmark. The "Number One" prefix was added to both so that when the inevitable knockoffs happened, type buyers would know which type was made first. About Baker Sans, Freddy writes: The Baker Sans was a knockoff of Helvetica. It was a massive family of a lot of fonts, rendered very ugly by camera stretching and slanting. Eddie Bauer used it as their corporate typeface for a long time in order to avoid the expensive fees of licensing Helvetica. Tim Ryan ended up digitizing it for Arthur Baker in the mid 1990s for a lot of money. That digital version is now being sold by ITF under one of its many companies (either Arthur Baker Design, or Arthur Baker Designs, or maybe Maverick Designs).
MyFonts link. Klingspor link. View Arthur Baker's typefaces. Linotype link. MyFonts page. Another MyFonts page. And still another MyFonts page. FontShop link. View Arthur Baker's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Artill (or Artill Typs)
Artill is Lukas Bischoff's foundry in Aachen (and before that, Trier), Germany, est. 2009. Lukas is a stylist and designer based in Trier. He created Sketch Rockwell (2008), one of the nicest sketched style fonts anywhere.
Commercial typefaces include Luco Sans (2009), Sketch Block (2009) and the octagonal family Wombat (2009). Yaa (2010) is a hand-sketched headline font. Dock 11 (2011) is a (free) heavy art deco headline face. Sketch Gothic (2011) is a sketched Franklin Gothic.
Artimasa (Banda Aceh, Indonesia) designed the calligraphic typeface Prada in 2013.
In 2014, Artimasa added Aliva (connected signage script), Thander (heavy signage script), Sherina (thin script), Adelia (signage script), Advena, Authentica (vintage script), Brandall (connected script), Graceful (script), Felisha (a creamy script), Zelda (connected script), Bulgary Script (a swashy connected wedding script), Heyzilla (connected script), Nabila (signage script), Hipsteria (connected script), Zakia (script) and Baliho (signage script), and the free 60s signage or baseball script typeface Streetwear.
Typefaces from 2015: Balqis (calligraphic script), Debby (free brush script), Lettuce (calligraphic), Fadilla (connected calligraphic script), Steelheart (calligraphic script), Shaqila (signage script), Hamster Script (free), Cherrybelle (brush script), Hillwood (connected signage script), Snatchy Script, Harlott (a free connected brush script), Endless Sorrow (funky lettering), Atlantika, Oldways (free modular typeface), Winterfell (connected script), Fairy Tales, Foreplay, Bad Mood (vintage signage script), Delisa.
Designer of these typefaces in 2015: the calligraphic signage typeface Antero, the calligraphic typefaces Elastic, Braveheart, Midnight and Lettuce, and the creamy brush script typefaces Aqualita and Scylla.
In 2016, he designed Metafora (a fresh upbeat script), Worker, Asley Brush, Mallow Script, Arnetalia and Wholler (connected calligraphic typeface)
Artist of Design
Commercial foundry that was in Kensington and/or Moorhead, MN, but is now in Park Rapids, MN, run by André Zottolo. Most of his fonts are hand-printed, such as AZ Cut Script (2011, a script), AZ Pledge, AZ Grampa, AZ Fast Fury, AZ Hello, AZ Dude, AZ Tiki, AZ Script, AZ New Rough, AZ Imperial, AZ College (+Brushed), and AZ Vintage Tattoo, all made ca. 2010-2011.
His earliest fonts were free. They included Alpha, Barracuda, Collem, Cornelia, Declan, Funtime, Roughfart, Tiki, MessyGirl.
Typefaces from 2011: AZ Union is a Western face. AZ Text and AZ Dramamine are grungy hand-printed typefaces. AZ Sailor Tattoo is an outline tattoo face. AZ Hello Brushed is a brush typeface inspired by auto repair signs. AZ Rough Fart is a squarish mural brush face. AZ Wings is Victorian. AZ Placid is an eroded outline face.
Type designs from 2012: AZ Mavericks (based on a skateboard logo), AZ Barista (inspired by Leonetto Cappiello's poster art from the 1920s), AZ Indian (signage script), AZ Harpers July (inspired by Edward Penfield's poster art from ca. 1900), AZ Plug Italic (inspired by the poster art of Edward Penfield and Franz Hazenplug, ca. 1900), AZ Audiotape, AZ Kiss (sketched type), AZ Varsity (athletic lettering), AZ Varsity Brush (textured version), AZ Claire (fat signage script).
Typefaces from 2015: AZ Yoyo.
Typefaces from 2016: AZ Cruisin.
Artoftype in Zürich is run by Swiss typographer Markus Ernst, b. 1966. Designer at URW of Deepspace (2002, writing that aliens would use?), Sepultura (2003, gravestone writing?), Courier-Variationen. Free fonts for Mac and PC: Screenhorn (pixel font), 1873 (erosion font, 2000). [Google] [More] ⦿
ArtOne CreativeWorks (was: Locomotype)
ArtOne Digital (formerly Locomotype) is the typefoundry of Arwan Sutanto, a graphic designer in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, who also owns ArtOne Creativeworks. Arwan created the elliptical sans face Fonquero (2014), the free brush typeface Belepotan (2014, +Italic), Fonesia (2014), Fonesh (2014), Fonia (2014), and the free outline typeface Fonarto XT (2014). Fondian (2014) is a commercial rounded Comic Sans style typeface. Fonago (2014) is a vintage font. Tinta Script (2014) is an upright script.
Typefaces from 2015: Fonesia, Cemara (brush script typeface), Garris (monoline script), Fonstyle, Fonari, Fonderful, Fonjava (a rhythmic script), Fonjazz, Fonino (brush script).
Typefaces from 2016: Om Telolet Om (free), Sumptuous (sans), Sumptuous Light, Boldero Brush (inspired by graffiti art), Hotline (a monoline connected signage script), Jogjakartype, Jogjakartype Logos.
Typefaces from 2017: Matahati (script).
Type outfit in Dallas, TX, with some free fonts, some commercial fonts (BOSS fonts: 4000 fonts for 30 USD), and some typography essays on anti-aliasing. There seems to be a connection withComputer Support Corporation. It released at one point in 1996 a big CD of fonts called Arts&Letters, which I believe is related to Bay Animation. These were renamed fonts from elsewhere. About 100 fonts were at this site. A sampling of the free fonts: Amos-Normal, ArcherNormal, Asia-Extended-Bold, Banco-Normal, Barrett-Condensed-BoldItalic, CallimarkerItalic, Cane-StripedNormal, Cane-Hollow, CoffeeSackExtendedItalic, CraneNormal, Dominon-Normal, Enview-Bold, Glaze-Normal, Gorgio-Normal, Leo-Normal, Orient2Normal (oriental simulation), PennantNormal, Plank-ExtendedNormal, RoninNormal, ShalomNormal (Hebrew simulation), Tangiers-Normal, ThreeDeeNormal, WampumNormal. The list of about 2000 fonts I am aware of, all made between 1995 and 2001, is here. [Google] [More] ⦿
James Marsh Art&Design (or Arty Type) (Hythe, UK) is a visual arts and illustration company located in Hythe, UK.
His typefaces are modular, and include Somaskript Tall (2012), Origami Incised (2012), Groovy (2012, +Inline: sixties face), Dropout (2012), Rough Diamond (2012), Thorny (2012), Tangent (2011, a geometric monoline sans), Scroll (2010), Marsh Scroll (2011), Tulip (2011, modular, heavy, and counerless), Somatype (2011, über-organic; +Skwosh), SomeSkript and SomaSkript Incised (2012, organic), and Nutcase (2010).
In 2014, he designed Sanzibar (a decorative sans), Sliced, Sliced Open, Omni (a minimalist organic monoline sans) and its companion, Omni Serif, and Tangential Semiserif, Tangential Rounded, and Tangential.
ARTypes is based in Chicago, and is run by Ari Rafaeli. List of their typefaces categorized by revival type:
Elk Grove Village, IL-based company established in 2004, which specializes in font development, licensing and IP protection. It rose from the ashes of a major fire at Agfa/Monotype at the end of 2003. Its founders are Steve Matteson (type designer, formerly with Agfa/Monotype), Thomas Rickner (of Microsoft fame, where he hinted many Microsoft families), Ira Mirochnick (founder and President of Monotype Typography Inc in 1989 (where he was until 2000) and a Senior Vice President and director of Agfa Monotype Corporation (2000-2003), a self-proclaimed expert in font licensing issues and IP protection), and Bill Davis (most recently the Vice President of Marketing for Agfa Monotype). Also included in this group are Josh Hadley, Brian Kraimer, Jim Ford (since 2005), and Jeff Finger (as Chief Research Scientist, since 2006). On December 8, 2010, Ascender was acquired by Monotype for 10.2 million dollars.
Their typefaces include Endurance (2004, Steve Matteson, an "industrial strength" Grotesk designed to compete with Helvetica and Arial; it supports Greek, Cyrillic and East European languages).
In April 2005, Ascender announced that it would start selling the Microsoft font collection, which is possibly their most popular collection to date. They also started selling and licensing IBM's Heisei family of Japanese fonts in April 2005: Heisei Kaku Gothic, Heisei Maru Gothic and Heisei Mincho. Ascender's version of the CJK font Heiti is called ASC Heiti. Also in 2005, they started distributing Y&Y's Lucida family.
In October 2005, Ascender announced the development of Convection, a font used for Xbox 360 video games. Their South Asian fonts cover Bengali, Devanagari, Gujarati, Gurmukhi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu, and include Ascender Uni, Ascender UniDuo and Arial Unicode for general use across all Indic languages, and, in particular, the Microsoft fonts Vrinda (Bengali), Mangal (Devanagari), Shruti (Gujarati), Raavi (Gurmukhi), Tunga (Kannada), Kartika (Malayalam), Latha (Tamil) and Gautami (Telugu). Khmer SBBIC (2011) is a Khmer font at Open Font Library.
It does more type trading and licensing than type creation, although Steve Matteson has contributed fairly well to their new typefaces. Their brand value took a hit when they started selling scrapbook, handwriting and wedding fonts under the name FontMarketplace.com.
Recent contributions: Crestwood (2006, a house face, possibly by Steve Matteson) is an updated version of an elegant semi-formal script typeface originally released by the Ludlow Type Foundry in 1937.
In 2009, they started a subpage called GoudyFonts.Com to sell their Goudy revivals.
In 2010, they announced a new collection of OpenType fonts created specifically for use in Microsoft Office 2010: Comic Sans 2010 (including new italic and bold italic fonts), Trebuchet 2010 (including new black&black italic fonts), Impact 2010, Pokerface 2010, Rebekah 2010 and Rebus Script 2010. Ligatures in Comic Sans?
Aschwin de Hoog
Asen Tiberiy Baramov
Ashton is the Southend, Essex, UK-based foundry of Andrew Ashton, est. 2008. Born in 1971, Andrew Ashton is a book designer and illustrator. He won the British Book Industry Award for Design and Production (Nibbie) 2007 for The Dangerous Book for Boys. He created Bowen Script (2008), a font from the lettering of some Caribbean maps.
In 2013, he published the handwriting typeface Maree.
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. In total, Cina made nine custom typefaces for Disney in 2013.
In 2014, he published the squarish sans family Ramsey.
Typefaces from 2016: YWFT Roamer.
Astigmatic One Eye
Astigmatic One Eye (AOE) has lots of nice original fonts by Brian J. Bonislawsky (b. 1973, Pittsburgh, PA). Many are free, others are not. AOE joined Font Brothers Inc in 2006. Brian Bonislawsky currently lives in Las Vegas, NV.
A partial list of the AOE fonts made in 2011: Engagement (2011, a free brush script at Google Web Fonts), Fascinate (2011, an art deco typeface 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, 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 (Halloween font), Gargamel Smurf, Invocation, Neuntotter, Geisha Boy, Saratoga Slim, Gobe, Stingwire, Lavatype, Tapehead, Islander, Clunker, Digelectric, Gargamel, Krulo-Tag, Krelesanta, SurferComic, Bound, Culture Vulture, Intruder, Cavalier, Anoxia, Synchrounous (IBM logo style lettering), Luna, Data Error, Lunokhod, Jericho. There are many techno and gothic fonts. Kill Me Craig is the first 26 death scene dingbat font (scenes by Craig Dowsett). KittyPrint takes the LinusFace font concept to more realistic cat head dingbats. Krelesanta (not free) is a funky font inspired by the band Kreamy Electric Santa. The free ButtonButton is useful for making buttons. Lovesick AOE is a scrawly, lovelorn typeface, i's dotted with hearts. Strutter AOE is based on the KISS logo. Senth AOR is a runic font. Charaille is one of the many dot matrix fonts. Cavalero is inspired by the logotype of the Chevy Cavalier.
In 2005, Bonislawsky and Sandler realeased 500 fonts, via Bitstream and MyFonts, under the label Breaking The Norm.
In 2006, Astigmatic published their typewriter collection, which includes Military Document, Bank Statement, State Evidence Small Caps, State Evidence, Urgent telegram, Library Report, Overdrawn Account, Customs Paperwork, Incoming Fax and Office Memorandum.
From the bio and various pieces of information, one is led to believe that Brian was born in Poland, and now lives in Miami, but that may be wrong.
In 2010, he placed a free font at the Google Directory, Syncopate. Along the same lines, we find the derived square serif typeface Stint Ultra Condensed (2011, Google Web Fonts) and Stint Ultra Expanded (2012).
In 2011, several other typefaces 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 typeface 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 typeface 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).
Typefaces from 2014: Franken Jr AOE Pro (inspired by the title screen from the 1966 Hanna Barbera cartoon Frankenstein Jr), Good Eatin Pro AOE (inspired by the title screen from the 1942 Warner Bros. cartoon Dog Tired), Ghostkid AOE Pro (comic letter style).
Typefaces from 2015: Shanks Antique 5 AOE (after the newspaper typeface Memorial (1865, Stevens, Shanks & Sons)), Reliquaire AOE (a somber blackletter typeface inspired by Memorial (1881, Boston Type Foundry)).
Typefaces from 2016: Mailuna Pro AOE (a gothic sans), Kentish AOE Pro (art deco). Reardon AOE (a digitization of a film typeface called Joyce Black by LetterGraphics), Berkmire AOE (1970s style robot-inspired techno font), Blackheath Pro AOE (this typeface started as a digitization of a film typeface called Roberts Square by LetterGraphics), Delaware Pro AOE (art deco), Rutland AOE (a futuristic font that is a digitization of a film typeface called Maccaro by LetterGraphics). In 2016, Brian J. Bonislawasky and Jim Lyles published the rugged octagonal mega typeface family Tradesman at Grype.
Commercial foundry in Oak View, CA, est. 2011, by Glenn Parsons (b. New York City). Creator of UXB Stencil and its companion UXB Spray in 2011, rough stencil typefaces. He also designed the tattoo typeface Dragon Fang (2011), Sugarbang (2012, comic book style), and the octagonal wedge typeface Spacepod (2012).
Typefaces frrom 2015: Barn Owl (layered eroded wood style).
Astronaut Design is located in Almaty, Kazakhstan. It is run by Slava (Vyacheslav) Kirilenko. A graduate of Kazakh National Pedagogical University Abai, Vyacheslav has worked as a graphic designer for Forty Studio, Why Smart Branding Agency, and USP Advertising Agency. In 2013, he won an award in the Granshan competition. He also designs typefaces at the Brownfox typefoundry run by Gayaneh Bagdasaryan.
His typefaces from 2012 include the free rounded sans family Static (Fontfabric), 1204 Grotesque, Neue Standart Grotesk, the free font Archive (a rounded sans headline typeface that is also also at Fontfabric: both Latin and Cyrillic), Svalbard Chrome, Cosmographia (sans headline face), Geometria (done with Gayaneh Bagdasaryan, followed by Geometria Narrow in 2016), Terminal Regular (like Courier), and Weimar.
Institut (2013, Brownfox) is an industrial-strength sans typeface designed by Vyacheslav Kirilenko and Gayaneh Bagdasaryan.
Typefaces from 2015: Nolde (a Latin / Cyrillic titling typeface named after german-Danish printer Emil Nolde; by Vyacheslav Kirilenko and Gayaneh Bagdasaryan).
Typefaces from 2016: Wermut (a transitional dagger-serifed Latin / Cyrillic text typeface family by Gayaneh Bagdasaryan and Vyacheslav Kirilenko, published at Brownfox).
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:
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 typefaces: Naoki Sato, Kazuki Ohashi, Yuu Sato, Rie Amaki, Mitsugu Mizobata, Shinichi Arakawa. [Google] [More] ⦿
Atelier Bubentraum (or: Nouvelle Noire)
Atelier Bubentraum is Anton Studer, a designer located in Zürich. We also find himn asssociated with Nouvelle Noire in Zurich.
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).
Atelier Carvalho Bernau
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. Since 2011, Kai teaches type design in the Master in Art Direction program at ECAL in Lausanne, Switzerland. In 2005, Susana Carvalho and Kai Bernau formed Atelier Carvalho Bernau, which is based in The Hague, The Netherlands.
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] ⦿
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.
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.
Atelier Telescopique (Fonderie Nordik)
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:
Designer of these typefaces in 2016: Ikndo (a hand-crafted party font), Fisher, Fisher2, Engin (super-techno), Curly, Cruise, Cookies, Chikle, Aeliron, Alphabet Stencils, Akbaal, Agreloy, Adventure, and Omisans. [Google] [More] ⦿
Design studio in Gijon, Spain. Its designer studied graphic design in Salamanca. Atipo produced the donationware typeface Cassannet in 2012. This beautiful sans typeface is modeled after art deco lettering by Cassandre. It was adjusted and expanded to six styles in 2016 as Cassannet Plus.
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. In 2015, they published the tweetware / donationware rounded typeface family Bariol Serif.
The text typeface Calendas (2011, Paula Gutierrez). Additional weights were custom-made for the magazine Town & Country.
They created a bespoke wayfinding font / icon set for London Luton Airport in 2014.
Typefaces from 2015: Geomanist---I guess the name comed from geometric and humanist. In general, I can't imagine a worse marriage but this one actually works.
Typefaces from 2016: Seville (a custom font for Fitbit Blaze, based on Bariol), Semcon (for the Swedish engineering firm Forsman & Bodenfors).
Typefaces from 2017: Noway (Noway was originally designed as a corporate and signage typeface for London Luton Airport. It has 159 icons and five weights, and is an ideal wayfinding font family).
Banda Aceh, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1986) of Classical (2016, connected script), Boldpress (2016), Real Tech (2016), Sencillo (2016), Certainly Style (2016, conneced monoline script), Adfonture (2016), Jasridar (2015), Scrap Brush (2016), Simple Tech (2016), Sangkalaen (2016), Duntget (2016) and Limpoke (2016). Behance link.
Atlantic Fonts in Camden, ME, is the foundry of type designer Ken Russell (b. 1962, CA). His typefaces are mostly hand-printed. In 2010, he published Sync, Radio, Kahiki, Clue, Once (curly), Episodian (retro techno), Rewire, and History. In 2011, he added the fat funky typeface Earthling, Orange Cat (hand-printed poster face), and the fun typefaces Gruyere, Mountain Goat (comic book style) and Monarch AF.
Typefaces from 2015: Hightide (hand-lettered script).
Atlas Font Foundry
Creators of Novel Mono (2012, Christoph Dünst), Novel Sans (2012), Novel Sans Rounded (2012), and Novel Sans Condensed (2012), Novel Sans Office Pro (2013), Novel Sans Hair Pro (2014), Heimat Sans (2010), Heimat (2010), Heimat Mono (2013), Heimat Stencil (2013), Novel Sans Office Pro (2013), Heimat Didone (2014: a 72-style family of high-contrast didones; some styles should be useful for fashion mags), Heimat Display (2015). The Heimat series is characterized by an inverted tail of the y.
Atlas Lettering Co
Atomic Media (was: SmartDust)
Matthew Bardram (b. New York City, 1965) is the Tucson, AZ-based [T-26] founder of Atomic Media, who 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.
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.
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 typefaces; 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:
Attention Earthling Font Foundry
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] ⦿
Atypic Co (was: Argo Typo)
Jonathan Cuervo (Atypic Co, Mexico City, and before that, Argo Typo) designed these typefaces:
George Triantafyllakos was born in Thessaloniki, Greece, in 1980. In 2004, he was a PhD student, Department of Informatics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Founder, with Manolis Pratsinakis, of Backpacker. He set up the independent foundry Atypical.
His typefaces at Atypical: Atypical (2014), Burger (2014), Cornelius (2014, art deco), Direct (2014, sans), Donmeh (2016), Friday (2014), JoyD (2015, flared and lapidary), Marx in France (2014), Marx in USA (2014, condensed fashion mag style with teardrops), Monotonous (2014, monoline and monospaced), PhD (2014, squarish), Slab (2014), Vs (2017), Walter (2014, art deco, with Hollow and Stencil styles, and a possibility of layering with patterns).
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.
In 2015, she designed the semi-script typeface Piglence Light.
Eagle Mountain, UT-based creator of free and commercial fonts and icons, ca. 2014---often poster fonts in the style of Pintassilgo or Hanoded---including Pleasantly Plump Icons (2013), Skewed Icons, Stacked (2013), Torple (2014), DubBub (2014), End To End Mini (2014), The Right Stuff Mini (2014), Gab Mini (2014), Two and Two Mini (2014), Peabo (2014, stars and stripes font), Forfty Mini (2014), Scribble (2014), Quick & Dirty Mini (2014), Cedar (2016), Aquabella (2016).
Typefaces from 2017: Strawberry Dreams, Childish Reverie (a great playful font).
Aure Font Design
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 Foundry (ATF)
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).
[T-26] fonts by him include many of the above, plus also DallasPlain (1998, handwriting).
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 typefaces. 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 2014, he designed the brush script typeface Quencher, and the custom sans typeface O'Brien Glass.
In 2015, ATF created Maccas (+Inline) for McDonalds Australia, via their agency DDB Sydney, by modifying, with permission, Cindy Kinash's True North typeface family. For a South East Asian nation's law enforcement agency, he custom-designed Personaliyty (2015).
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).
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 typeface Petronius, which is based upon a typeface designed by surrealist Joop H. Moesman (1909-1988).
The Alphabet in stone typeface by Dom Hans van der Laan, a Dutch monk who lived from 1904 until 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.
In a project called Hacking Habitat (2015), they combined Arial Black and Times into a hybrid typeface.
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 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 typefaces United Nations (based on WWII German Autobahn road signs and Helmut Lang) and Shadow Sans (art deco). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
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 typefaces Grazia (2008) and Greta (2008), the brush script Juliana (2008), the comic book style typefaces Carina (2008), Isara (2008), Kiki (2008), and Fanny (2008), and the calligraphic script typefaces 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] ⦿
Newbury Park, CA-based outfit where Slimbach and Stone worked at one point. Its staff designed some nice typefaces 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] ⦿
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 is run by Thierry Charbonnel in Paris. Designer of the futuristic typeface Digital Planet (2006) and of the ink splash dingbat typeface Oups (2006, with Antoine Doury). Fonts are sold through AP Fonts. Autre planète home page. [Google] [More] ⦿
Autumn Lane Paperie
Californian designer of some hand-crafted typefaces such as Amazeballz Brush (2015), Auttie Girl Hand (2015), Stabby Penguin (2015, dry brush script), Giraffy (2015), Smirk (2014), AJ Normal (2014, children's hand emulation) and Beck Callig (2014). Creative Market link. Creative Market link for Bourbon Lettering. [Google] [More] ⦿
Studio in London. In 2016, they designed these typefaces: Opal, Emery Sans, Nova Display, Chopsticks (asian look), Holiday, Game Over (squarish), Pumpkin (Halloween font), Neons Display, Styllo (art deco, fashionable), Lans Sans Serif, Greenvine, Unfinished, Indigo Handcrafted (calligraphic blackletter), Audovera (techno; organic sans).
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 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).
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).
Avondale Type Co
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:
Bandung (and before that, Yogyakarta), Indonesia-based designer of the flirty, brushy calligraphic script Bellanche (2015), the thick brush typefaces Christmas Beauty (2015), Briele (2015, in styles called Adriena, Childiest, and Chellomitha Brush) and Affection Script (2015), the dry brush script Cross Over (2015), and the brush script Daily Hustle (2015).
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] ⦿
Indonesian designer in Bandung (b. 1991) who created the Indonesian-themed ornamental typefaces Seselendangan (2010) and Loveleaves (2010). In 2012, he added Absurd Sans, a typeface with missing pieces. In 2014, he designed the spurred Western typeface Texas Troupe. Autumn Rats (an all-caps cartoon / poster typeface), Newside FP, Zigzagzug, Raw District, Lugina FP (rounded sans), Crissco (a dot matrix typeface) and Pocket Thrilled followed in 2015. In 2016, he made Kelpotico (textured).
Home page. Another URL. Behance link. Dafont link. Tumblr link. Old home page. Another Tumblr link. Society6 linkZ. Another Behance link. Yet another Behance link. Aka Ask me and as Carrot Rope. [Google] [More] ⦿
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.
Berlin-based designer Simon Becker (aka B2302) created Legere (2012, HypeForType) together with Jose Cunyat. It has Light, Regular and Deco styles.
In 2014, Simon designed the manicured sans typeface family Helado together with Sabrina Ekecik and Benjamin Campana. Vagtur (a tweetware hybrid of VAG Rounded and Fette Fraktur) was codesigned with Sabrina Ekecik.
In 2016, he designed the deco typeface Twokes.
Bob Alonso (b. Bronx, NY, 1946, d.2007), the founder of BA Graphics in 1994, was a prolific American type designer. With 33 years of experience at NewYork's Photo Lettering, he specializs to some extent in calligraphic script typefaces, but not exclusively so. BA Graphics was located in Chester, NY, and later in Toms River, NJ, and now sells its fonts through MyFonts. Many of its fonts published after Alonso's death in 2007 were completed by John Bomparte.
John Bomparte 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.
Alonso created these typefaces:
Parisian studio. In 2014, they were commissioned by Dragon Rouge to create a typeface family for the soccer club Paris Saint-Germain. Their typeface family is called PSG. Creators of the Latin/ Arabic sans typeface Gibraltar (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Babushke is a design cooperative in Zagreb that includes Marija Juza [a gradutae of School of Applied Arts and Design, Zagreb, the Faculty of Architecture, Zagreb and the School of Design, Zagreb], 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.
Babylon Schrift Kontor
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] ⦿
George Triantafyllakos was born in Thessaloniki, Greece, in 1980. In 2004, he was a PhD student, Department of Informatics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Founder, with Manolis Pratsinakis, of Backpacker, where one can find free Latin and Greek typefaces: 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 typefaces. Commercial handwriting fonts at Cannibal (2001-2005): BPPallas, BPOlga, BPMaria, BPHaroula. 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).
He set up the independent foundry Atypical.
Designer of TapeBold (2015, iFontMaker).
Bad Mean Good
Bjorn Johansson (Bad Mean Good) created the monospaced typeface family Camcorder (2008-2015), a typeface inspired by old consumer electronics. Camcorder is being used by Gucci, Pixies and Prada, for example. [Google] [More] ⦿
Badson Studio is a typefoundry in Denver, CO, run by Kyle Read. In 2015, these commercial typeface families had been published by Read at Badson Studio:
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.
Bang Kumis Typefoundry (was: Eltypolocos Typefoundry)
Jakarta, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1988) of the Victorian display typefaces Inlander Batavia (2013, spurred) and Heisenberg (2013). In 2014, he made Mockingbird Script. In 2015, he added Mustache University (spurred Victorian display family codesigned with Agga Swistblnk) and Toenas Bangsa Slab (a clean rounded slab serif family with six styles). In 2016, he designed Neuesanstara.
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 typefaces Sintra and Yummy. Sintra is a 3d typeface 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] ⦿
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.
At MyFonts, we find the Keltic caps typeface 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. In 2014, he created Arts and Crafts Sans BA. In 2015, Todd published Circle BA.
In 2013, Banzai Tokyo published the icon font Web Hosting Hub Glyphs Essentials.
Typefoundry in Opoczno, Poland. Their type designs include the all caps poster typeface 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).
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)
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, revamped in 2014 as Gotyk Nr 7), 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 ultra-Victorian typeface Nymphic, 1889), Zakret, RecycleIt, Sandwich, Keiser Sousa, Manifest.
Font list (with repetitions): 4Mini, BarmeReczny, Elementarz, Fiesta, GotykPoszarpany, GrubaBerta, Hieroglify, 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, 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.
Barmoor Foundry showcases hand-crafted and script fonts created by American illustrator Tracy Sabin. Typefaces from 2016: Lechlade (inspired by the handwriting of the great British pen and ink artists Edward Lear, John Tenniel, E. H. Shepard and Edward Ardizzone), Antibes. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Baron von Fonthausen
Jacques Le Bailly (b. 1975) is the "Baron von Fonthausen", located in Den Haag. He was 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.
In 2016, Jacques Le Bailly extended Vernon Adams's Nunito (2011) to a full set of weights, and an accompanying regular non-rounded terminal version, Nunito Sans, which is free at Google Fonts and Open Font Library.
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] ⦿
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 typefaces. 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.
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] ⦿
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 Creative Market. FontShop link. Klingspor link.
Jakarta, Indonesia-based designer of the brush script typeface Slow Attack (2016), the hand-crafted Boldy Beetle (2016), Slant Thug (2016), and Monolyan (2016), and the signage typeface family The Triplets (2016, consisting of Bulky, Fatty, Swirly and Skinny). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
French foundry established 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). Creative Market link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Bata Barata (or: Brandbusters)
Belgrade-based creator of these typefaces in 2012: Hokus Pokus (hand-printed), Airport Arrival, Trotoar (grunge).
Bay Fonts (or: Bay Soft, or: Bay Animation, Inc.)
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] ⦿
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] ⦿
Ukrainian advertising agency in Kiev. Its design studio is called BBDO Studio. Its type foundry branch was established 2015. Typefaces include:
BCo Design & Lettering
Bean & Morris
Lettering artist 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 2016: Aysiano.
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 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] ⦿
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] ⦿
Banda Aceh, Indonesia-based designer of the calligraphic typefaces Eighty Three (2016), The Shallow (2016), Stainless Doft (2016), Alva Romeo (2016), Kethy Violette (2016), Cittroen (2016), Escalade (2016), Holdenisty (2016) and Exquisite (2016), the scratchy Archiline (2016), the brush script Chevelle Brush (2016), and the hand-crafted typeface Mondix (2016).
Behaviour (was: type behaviour)
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.
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 (1999: a license plate font), 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).
GabbySol Neterprise dba Bellafonts is a foundry, est. 2011, in Mineral Wells, WV, by Michelle Grewe. She created the beautiful cat dingbat font Cat Crypt (2009, free at Dafont), the dingbat typefaces Diaper Bag (2011) and Leprechaun Vomit (2011). In 2014, she added the scrawly children's font Gabby (based on the hand of a first-grade student) and the dingbat typeface Floral Flush.
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.
BenBenWorld (or: BB Bureau)
Benoît Bodhuin (aka Ben Ben) lived in Tournai, Belgium, and after a brief spell in "chti" country, i.e., in Villeneuve d'Ascq, France, he relocated to Nantes in France. He studied mathematics and graphic design. Freelance graphic designer since 2004. In 2011, he set up Benben World at MyFonts.
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 typeface S-L (2006) which was originally made for the University of Arts Saint-Luc in Tournai. It was published by Volcano.
Commercial typefaces include S-L Bold (2012, a hexagonal typeface 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.
In 2014, he designed the experimental triangle-based Bauhaus-inspired Side A typeface.
Benjamin de Lotz
Benny Designs (was: Benjamin de Lotz Design&Typography)
Design studio in Santiago de Chile. In 2016, the Bercz team cooperated with Latinotype (Valentina Vega, Rodrigo Fuenzalida, Cesar Araya, Daniel Hernandez, Luciano Vergara) in the development of Snatch, a daringly named polygonal type system for display applications first released by Latinotype. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
A group of South American type designers. Their first typeface family is Bowie (2016), which was developed by Leonidas Loyola, Valentina Vega, Rodrigo Fuenzalida, Cesar Araya and Bruno Jara, under the supervision of Dany Berczeller, Daniel Hernadez and Luciano Vergara. This polygonalized type grew out of a cooperation between Bercz Team and Latinotype (Chile). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
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 typefaces This is her type (2010) and BRSRKR (2010), and the experimental geometric typefaces 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] ⦿
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 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 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 typeface 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. In 2015, a regular font family was published. King (2013) is an alchemic EPS forrmat typeface family.
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] ⦿
Betterfear.us (or: XXII Fonts, Or Doubletwo Studios)
Lecter Johnson (Betterfear.us) published many free fonts between 2007-2012. At Behance, we find the name John Thorn (Germany) and a mention of Hamburg, but also a reference to Greatwhite in Beirut, Lebanon.
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 (hand-printed), 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.
Typefaces from 2014: XXII YeahScript (signage script).
Typefaces from 2017: XXII InAshes (grungy blackletter).
Klingspor link. Alternate URL. Behance link. Dafont link. Another Behance link. Old URL. Another Dafont link Yet another Behance link. And a final Behance link. Creative Market link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Bezier Rider Production (BRP Fonts)
Bibliographisches Institut & F.A. Brockhaus AG
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] ⦿
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:
Thomas W. Ziller (b. 1970, Grand Island, NE) is the [T-26] designer of Arcturus (1994, a futuristic font) and ArcturusBats (1994). He also designed Knucklehead (2008), BubbleGum (1994) and Muscleman (2007). His foundry is called Big Typephoon.
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 Donald 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. Before that, he taught at Stanford University, Rhode Island School of Design, and other institutions. Typefaces designed by Bigelow:
Bill Kroll Typography
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] ⦿
Bilt Fonts (or: Aruban Font Foundry)
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] ⦿
Bing F. Aldiansyah
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), Areal BL, 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. It was followed by Korpus Grotesk (2014).
Bionic Type Engineering (or: Bionic Systems)
Malte Haust (b. 1974, Kassel) studied graphic design at FH Duesseldorf from 1995 until 2002. With Doris Fürst, he founded Bionic Systems in 1999 in Duesseldorf, using the nicknames juici (for Doris) and dePhrag2.0 (for Malte).
At T26, he published Kernfusion, SynKro (2000, dot matrix font), Cyberwar (2000), Comsat (2000, a stencil family), Comsat Navy (2000), InterFacer (1998) and Doris Orange (2000, free at Maniackers).
Full font list in 2002: 01.MB Truth, Alphabot, BTEBioterminal family (by Malte Haus), Comsat, Comsat Navy, Comsat Breakdown, Cyberwar, Doris Orange, Interfacer, Kernfusion, Neo Tokio, SynKro, Team Riders, Technik, Überform.
Bird Brain Factory
Assistant Professor at Utah Valley University in Salt Lake City, who is based in Sandy, UT. His typographic work/posters is first-rate. See, for example, this a. In 2015, he designed the hand-crafted typeface Miquel, Rough Rider (rough brush typeface), Sean Sans, Stubby Napoleon (dadaist style) and the experimental Junk Font.
Typefaces from 2016: Space Fox (a trekkie font).
BIRH Creative (or: Brian Is Right Here)
Black Bird Foundry
Ben Grib (Black Bird Foundry, and Black Bird Press, South Africa) created the Western signage typefaces Excelsior and Indiana Headline in 2015. He also made the hand-crafted signage typeface Deputy Serif (2015). On Behance, we read that the foundry is associated with Chris Bushey in Bongoville, Gabon. Chris made the Victorian signage typeface Fancy Pants.
Black Cats Media
Black Fox Foundry
Ivan Kostynyk (Black Fox Foundry) is a graphic designer, aka Ivan K or Ivan Kay, who lives in Toronto, and studied graphic design at Ontario College of Art and Design, or OCAD. His type designs are both free and icommercial, can be found at Practice Foundry and Ten Dollar Fonts. He also created a few commercial typefaces.
Creator of Egypt 22 (2011, a free heavy slab serif, which includes smilies), Lloyd Serif (2010), a refined piano key typeface. It covers Latin, Ukrainian and Russian, and was inspired by Bill Loyd and by the Ogaki typeface.
In 2012, he created a geometric sans based on Futura for Chun+Ivan Design, called Anchor2. Pontus is a free geometric sans typeface available from Practice Foundry. In 2014, he published the oriental simulation typeface Takoshi (Ten Dollar Fonts: Takoshi is a finely crafted modern interpretation of 15-17th century Cyrillic writings. Takoshi also features influence from Japanese/Chinese calligraphic writing. Takoshi has a balanced contrast of thick and thin and sharp triangular shapes).
Chun+Ivan Design is located in Toronto and is run by Chun Hu, Ivan Kostynyk and Philip Wu.
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 typefaces is Olivo Verde (organic). [Google] [More] ⦿
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.
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 superb angular script typeface Haltrix (Village). Karol Sans was published at Type-o-Tones in 2014. Haltrix, Gandur (which was inspired by other geometric texturas, specially Max Bittrof's Element (1933)) and Karol Sans all won awards at Tipos Latinos 2014. Expectedly, Haltrix won an award in the TDC 2015 Type Design competition. Gandur New (German expressionist) and Gandur Alte (closer to Textura) followed in the summer of 2014.
Gothiks (2015, Village), Gothiks Compressed (2016) and Gothiks Condensed (2016), a family of condensed typefaces of varying widths and thicknesses that hearken back to the gothic wood types, and Latam Sans (2015, a custom typeface for Latam Airlines) won awards at Tipos Latinos 2016.
Typefaces from 2016 include Ofelia Std, a corpoate sans family characterized by a lower case f that looks like a stretched s.
Typefaces from 2017: Noka (a sci-fi geometric sans characterized by its curvy f and hipster g).
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 Comics Fonts was founded in 1999 by graphic designer and illustrator, Nate Piekos, and is located in East Providence, RI. 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:
Blank is The New Black
Graphic design studio located in Chicago, IL, which was founded in 2011 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 typeface Volterra.
In 2016, he made Pocketknife (sharp-edged and influenced by constructivism).
Blazej Ostoja Lniski
Dmitrii Mikitenko (Blessed Print, Chisinau, Moldova) created the connected brush script typefaces BetterFly (2015) and Miletta, and the calligraphic (wedding) scripts TheSecret and Flamingo in 2015.
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.
Blind Fontes (Fé Cega)
BLKBK is a graphic design and visual communications studio in Winnipeg, Canada, specializing in type, lettering, brand identity, art direction, and design for print and web. BLKBK was formed in 2013 by Canadian designers Justin Graefer and Derek Campbell. Derek Campbell and Justin Graefer designed these hand-set typefaces in EPS format in 2014: Second Glance, Dead Stock, Mily Waves, Word Life, Drop Dead (dripping blood font), Space Jam, Midnight Disco, High Times, Bad Bones, Cru Jones, Age Old (vintage shadowed letters), All Caps and Good Times.
In 2015 they added the truetype fonts Good Thang, Extra Mile, Retro Grade (letterpress emulation), First Take (brush script), Wreck Effect, Hand Book, Real Talk (sturdy text typeface), Breathe Easy, Finger Paint, New Age, Mango Tango, Hight Tide (connected signage script), Silk Road (brush script), Pure Gold, Blast Off, Plain Jane (cleanly printed rounded sans), Wild Thing (brush script), Loose Joints, Rush, Honey Dip, After Hours, Rough Diamond, Star Dust, Jive Talk, Black Marble, Love Jones, Sure Shot, Feel Real, Second Chance, Dead Stiock, Tres Bien, Outer Limits, Night Fever, Yard Sale, Hot Cakes, Flavor Rich, Deep Impact, Major League, Street Beat, Cherry Funk, High Voltage, Casual Look, Danger Mode, Beat Box, Cold Crush, Rare Groove, Fresh Daily and Flash Back. These are mostly signage and brush script typefaces.
Typefaces from 2016: Handy Man, Red Velvet, Mighty River, Mega Fresh, Sun Valley, Street Magic, Mega Fresh, Run Wild, Body Rock, Alpha Beta, Mass Appeal, Bad Habits, Cosmic Rays (brush script), Drive Thru, Lucky Turns (brush style), Just Wright, Earth Rich (brush script), Golden Plains, Time Warp, Good Vibes, City Work, Soft Rocks, Stay Rad, Mind Rush (brush), Third Rail, Heat Wave, Far Out (an inky brush typeface), Mystic Moods, Super Market, Hang Loose, Crown Heights (calligraphic), New Speak.
Typefaces from 2017: Casual Delight.
North Coast, Australia-based creators of the display typefaces Samatta (2015, a Peignotian sans), Milk Barn (2015), Canyon (2015, hand-crafted, with an outline typeface in the style of athletic lettering), Pocket Knife (2015, +3D), Otter Pop (2015), Meso (2015 a tribal font set with Inca themes), Fuego (2014) and Creamsicle (2014, signage type).
Typefaces from 2016: Schoolyard (children's didactic hand-lettered fonts), Millstreet (based on a font found in a school book from 1886).
Michelle Johnson (Blue Sky, or New England Art) created the free hand-printed typefaces Skinny Chick, Duxbury Beach, Elisana, and Elle Ami in 2013. In 2014, she created Thin Skinned, and Old Towne Vermont. In 2015, she made the grungy Cranberry Bog and BSD Nantucket. In 2016, she created BSD Cambridge and I Believe In Love. Creative Market link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Blue Typo is owned and run by Erendida Mancilla and Manolo Guerrero since 2000. Manolo Guerrero (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. Sonotipo (2016) is an experimental typeface co-designed with Alfonso Alba. It won an award at Tipos Latinos 2016.
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).
2014-2015: Felt That (connected marker script).
2016: Relation (connected retro brush script).
2017: Said In Script (handwritten cursive script).
Bluefonts.com (was: theblueratsfontsarchives, or les rats bleus)
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
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).
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 Lorina (2014---the original by Churchward goes back to 1996), Churchward Maori, Churchward Maricia, Churchward Ta Tiki, Churchward Conserif, Churchward Design Lines, Churchward Freedom, Churchward Isabella (2015, a sans), Churchward Marianna (bubblegum face), Churchward Montezuma (2012, based on an Aztec-inspired design), Churchward Newstype (2008), Churchward Samoa, Churchward Supascript.
Melbourne, Australia-based scrapbooking company of Vanessa Trendle (b. 1969).
BNF Type Foundry
BNF (or: Brave New Fonts) Type Foundry was established by Dogu Kaya as a collaborative venue for new designers in Istanbul in 2015. Its initial fonts, all free and mad