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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]
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]
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:
- 2008: the techno typefaces Bladi One 4F, Bladi One Slab 4F, Bladi Two 4F, Abia Wide 4F Thin.
- 2009: Wrongo 4F, Zantiqa (an über-serif), Serifiqo (a (free) thin didone fashion mag display face), Codename Coder 4F (monospace programming font), Droporado 4F (using circles only), Tovstun (futuristic, ultra-fat and rounded), Perfocard 4F, Modularico (five modular typefaces based on a logo from Master Kremenchug a company for which Sergiy worked for 4 years), Boldesqo Serif 4F (a splendid informal fat didone, now with Greek support), Tkachenko Sketch, Unicase Slab (a techno slab), Laftatic, Logofontik 4F (techno), PC.DE Stencil (+Italic; custom stencil font), Stenciliqo 4F, Tiap Liap 4F (handwriting), Nut Kit 4F, Rezzzistor 4F, the inline modular face Grand Hotel, and Bijou 4F.
- 2010: Roboo 4F (a bubblegum typeface family), PädIn (a custom typeface for Pädagogische Initiative e.V.: rounded fat informal face), Fat Quad (in the fatty trend), Veselka (a free multiline face), Smeshariki Black (+ Gleams: a bubble gum font made for an animation company), Republica 4F (a fat family), Rodeqa Slab 4F, ComFi (semi-octagonal), Grotesqa 4F, Nowy Geroy 4F, Fabryka 4F (a monospaced typewriter family), Placarto4F-Italic (an ultra fat art deco), Lavina 4F (a hairline sans with lachrymal terminals).
- 2011: Squartica (octagonal), Decomart (free), Model 4F Unicase (a unicase fat didone released in 2013 only), Fontatigo 4F, Kylie 4F (bilined and geometric), Waldemar 4F (a large didone style fat typeface family), Dinesqo (2011, a monoline sans of utter simplicity), Qargotesk (+Cyrillic) [images: i, ii, iii, iv], Neultica 4F (black unicase family), Squartiqa 4F (2011, constructivist), Clarenta 4F Black (after Clarendon---a great family), Designosaur (free sans), Perfopunto (based on perforated circles and squares), OlaScript 4F, Bayadera 4F (a tamed upright monoline script), Febrotesk4FUnicase (squarish unicase family).
- 2012: Targo 4F (rounded typeface with stencil and non-stencil styles), Myra (free font), Myra 4F Caps (free), Cedra (wide monolined sans face), Fontatica 4F (rounded techno grotesk), Akzentica 4F, Ukraintica 4F Wide (a monoline wide-bowled sans family), Laventa 4F, Sports World (free athletic lettering font), Web Serveroff (free computer geek font), Octin Spraypaint Cyrillic (a rough stencil done exclusively for Ninja Theory).
- 2013: Condesqa (modular sans), Esqadero (an uncomplicated monoline sans), Vanyla 4F Unicase (monoline), Esqadero FF CY (a free wide sans, Cyrillic), Bond (a confident no-frills sans), Attentica (free sans font for Latin and Cyrillic), Cedra 4F Wide Thin.
- Cyrillizations: several typefaces such as Lavoisier (by Alec Julien), Budmo Jiggler (Ray Larabie) and JoAnne Display (Sandy Cerovich), Gnuolane (of a Ray Larabie font), Paranoid Cyrillic (based on Kevin Lo's Paranoid), Movavi Grotesque Black (+Cyrillic; image; numerals), Azoft Sans (made for Azoft, and free here and here).
- Custom fonts: Blue Pill, Sansus Webissimo (since 2011 free at Open Font Library), Minaeff ECT (2011, a free legible family for Latin and Cyrillic, custom-made for and downloadable from WebhostingRating.com), Webhostinggeeks.Com (2011), Web Serveroff, OnlinePharmacyCheck.Com (2011), 1800Flowers.com (2011), DesignStudio.com (2011, free), ArchyStudio.Com (2011, free download, Movavi Grotesque (2011, free), Azoft Sans, PÄd In, Smeshariki, Fat Cow (2010: free condensed sans), ComFi (2010, free), PC.de (2009: free techno family, including a stencil face), League Gothic (2009-2011, The League of Movable Type) Cyrillic, Paranoid Cyrillic, 28 Days Later Cyrillic, Acid Label Cyrillic, Dead Secretary Cyrillic, Rezland Cyrillic, Sweet Leaf Cyrillic, Droid Cyrillic, Jo Anne Display Cyrillic, Gnuolane Free Cyrillic, Bosox Cyrillic, Budmo Jiggler Cyrillic.
- Typefaces from 2014: Laqonic 4F (unicase sans), Cubynets 4F, Blogger Sans (free rounded organic sans), Boncegro (free Western typeface, briefly called Vaquero before a name change), Motor 4F (based on Russian car license plates), Monitorica (a futuristic typeface made for ipHostMonitor.com, free at OFL), Areqo (condensed titling sans), Architect's Daughter Cyrillic (architectural lettering), GetVoIP Grotesque (a free typeface commissioned by GetVoIP), Meeneralca (unicase sans inspired by the logo of the mineral water Borjomi from Georgia), Glasoor (free oil spill or jelly bean font), Robotesqa.
- Typefaces from 2015: Croogla (a circle-based informal sans), Blackentina 4F (free ultra-black squarish typeface), Dart 4F (neo-grotesque), Kent 4F (a layered family for letterpress emulation).
- Typefaces from 2016: Brent 4F (original design going back to 2013), a custom typeface for the labels used in the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Economica Cyrillic Pro (with Vicente Lamonaca).
- Typefaces from 2018: Indi Kazka 4F (Indic simulation).
Abstract Fonts link. Dafont link. Creative Market link. Behance link. Hellofont link. Open Font Library link.
View Sergiy Tkachenko's fonts. [Google]
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:
Custom type by them include an alphabet for Qantas Airlines (2017), a masthead for Toronto Life (2010), a custom typeface for Banca Sella (2018), Qualcomm (2017), Arne Jacobsen (2018?), Evening Standard Newspaper (2018: 43 fonts), New York Times Magazine's Olympics issue (2018: a monowidth font for stacking), Eurosport Pyeongchang 2018, Weekendavisen (2007-2010), Design Museum London (2010), Faber&Faber (2009-2010), Afterall Publishing (2006-2010), Faulkner Browns Architects (2007), Penguin Press (2005), and Norrebro Bryghus (2005).
- 60 Display.
- Amplify (2013) won an award at TDC 2014.
- Antwerp (2011). A readable text family designed by Kubel during an Expert Type Design Class in 2011 at Plantin Genootschap in Antwerp.
- A2 Archi (2005, Henrik Kubel): an octagonal face.
- A2 Aveny-T (2000, Henrik Kubel): Poster typeface commissioned as aprt of the identity of the Aveny-T theatre in Copenhagen.
- A2 Battersea (1999, Henrik Kubel): inspired by Meta, DIN and Transport Alphabet. Followed in 2012 by Battersea Slab.
- A2 Beckett (2008). A condensed sans family with the masculinity of Impact.
- A2 CPH Tram (2009, Henrik Kubel): revival of an odd mini-serifed type found on the exterior of Danish trams, ca. 1920.
- A2 CWM (2008, Henrik Kubel): constructivist type designed for the headlines and cover of Cold War Modern Design 1945-1970. Octagonal.
- A2 Danmark (2008, Henrik Kubel): a display stencil family.
- A2 Ergonomics (2011).
- Flavin Medium. A neon tube font.
- A2 Flowers (2005, Henrik Kubel): arrows, fists, flourishes, ornaments.
- A2 FM: slab serif family.
- Foundation (2018) in Sans (Number 44, Condensed, Wide), Serif, and Serif Didot subfamilies. These are all revivals of skeletal typefaces. Foundation Sans Number 44 was inspired by Circular Gothic No. 44 (1879, Charles E. Heyer, for the Great Western Type Foundry). Foundation Sans Condensed and Foundation Sans Wide are derived from two types described as Caractères pour Marques de Linge (typefaces for marking on linen) in the Signes section of the first volume of Spécimen Général des Fonderies Deberny et Peignot (ca. 1934). Foundation Serif is based on Caractère No. 7, another Caractère pour Marques de Linge in that 1934 Deberny & Peignot specimen book. Kubel's inspiration for Foundation Serif Didot was a sheet of lettering (dated 1939) he discovered in the archive of the influential Danish architect and graphic/industrial designer Gunnar Biilmann Petersen, 1897-1968.
- Grand. A stencil typeface.
- A2 Grot 10 (2009, Henrik Kubel): a take on the Grot Series by Stephenson Blake. Grot 12 followed in 2015.
- A2 Impacto (2005-2011, Henrik Kubel): Impact?
- A2 Klampenborg (1997, Henrik Kubel): industrial style sans.
- London (2010).
- A2 Mazarin (2017). A2 writes: Originally designed as a Garamond-inspired metal typeface by Robert Girard ca. 1921-1923, and published under the name Astrée by Deberny Peignot, the typeface was soon recut and renamed Mazarin by the English foundry Stephenson Blake in 1926. That single style original has now been expertly restored and reimagined as a contemporary typeface in multiple styles.
- Melissa Script (2010).
- A2 Monday (2003-2016, Henrik Kubel): based on 19th century English vernacular serif signage type.
- Moscow Sans (2014-2015). Award winning custom fonts and pictogram system for Moscow Metro. Art directed and designed by A2 (Scott Williams and Henrik Kubel) with Margaret Calvert as type and pictogram consultant. Cyrillic script designed in collaboration with Ilya Ruderman.
- New Grotesque Square series (2015). A newspaper typeface modeled after a Stephenson Blake typeface. Followed by New Grotesque Round in 2015-2016.
- New Rail Alphabet (2009). A refreshed and expanded version of Margaret Calvert's alphabet from the 1960s which saw nationwide use with British Rail, BAA, and the NHS. Developed in cooperation with Margaret Calvert.
- New Transport (with Margaret Calvert). A digital version of Transport, the Jock Kinnear and Margaret Calvert typeface for the British road signs. New Transport will be commercially released in September 2013.
- Register (2012-2017). A text typeface family inspired by French renaissance types.
- Regular (2012-2016). Think Futura in new clothes. Accompanied by Regular Slab.
- Sans, Slab and Serif typefaces for a redesign of The New York Times Magazine in 2015. The starting point for the Serif font is the Stephenson Blake Garamond-ish metal typeface Mazarin also known as Astrée from French foundry Deberny & Peignot. The slab fonts used for pull quotes and headlines are a continuation of the magazines existing Stymie font but in a condensed format. The sans fonts are linked to the industrial grotesque types, with metal type specimen versions of Futura and Akzidenz fonts as loose models for inspiration.
- Outsiders (+Outsiders Light and many other weights). A slab serif family.
- Parsons Green Medium.
- A2 Record Gothic (2019, Henrik Kubel), after Robert H. Middleton's American grotesk, Record Gothic (1027, Ludlow). Kubel writes: In celebration of Record Gothic's eclectic history, we designed four related but independent styles: Slab, Mono, Stencil and Outline.
- A2 Typewriter (2000, Henrik Kubel): based on Olivetti Typewriter 22.
- A2 Vogue Floral: a fashion mag modern display face in two styles.
- Vogue Paris. Granshan 09 Type Design Competition. 1st Prize, Display fonts.
- A2 Zadie (2005, Henrik Kubel): inspired by Edwardian railings surrounding the Royal Army Military College in London. Used on the cover of the Zadie Smith bestseller On Beauty (2005, Penguin Press, NY). Granshan 10 Type Design Competition. 3rd Prize, Display fontt described as an ornamental blackboard bold type.
- In 2014, Scott Williams and Henrik Kubel (A2 Type) co-designed A23D, a 3d-printed letterpress font. It was fabricated by model making specialists Chalk Studios. The font is presented by New North Press, which specializes in traditional letterpress printing. Adrian Harrison made a short film about the birth of the font, charting its progress from preliminary sketches to first inking and printing at New North Press. A23D won an award in the TDC 2015 Type Design competition.
- English 1766 (2017). Kubel's take on Caslon.
- Regular (2017). A sans family inspired by Memphis, Karnak, Stymie and Futura.
- Schwiss (2018). Inspired by Akzidenz Grotesk and Helvetica.
At ATypI 2013 in Amsterdam, he spoke about New Transport. Winner of the type design prize at the Tokyo Type Directors Club TDC 2019, with Matt Willey, for the New York Times Magazine Olympic font. [Google]
Born in 1945 in Kayseri, Turkey, Abdullah Tasci entered the Fine Arts Academy in 1967 and graduated from the Graphic Department in 1972. In 1982 he became Assistant Professor at Mimar Sinan University, and retired in 2000. In retirement, he designed font families such as Tasci Kursiv (2000, calligraphic), Tasci Kufi, Tasci Calligraphy and Nokta. Kufiz (2000, Latin) was influenced by the engravings of the Ottoman art and Rumi ornamentations. Tasci Kufi (2009) is constructivist. In 2010, he created the Tasci Sans, Serif and Tasci Condensed families. Tascinorm was published in 2014. [Google]
Gifted designer from Epalinges, Lausanne, Switzerland. One of the most talented creators of typefaces with FontStruct.
Typefaces made in 2009: DB72, DBColon, DBPoints Sans, DBCube, and DB13, mostly dot matrix or octagonal fonts.
In 2010, these were followed by db Outline, db Stickers, db Stick, DB Cube New, db MOKI (stencil), db Ciao, db Ticket Light, db 72, DBpoints (dot matrix), DBPoin2, and db Kopix (blackletter), db New Points Italic (dot matrix face).
In 2011, we find dB Stick, dB Sticker, dB Sticker Mono (a monospaced typewriter face), db Prague (fat sans), db Backjumps (an extraordinary fat poster stencil), db Perl, db Perl 1.2 (texture face), db Quarz (2011, +Mix), and db Nox and db Nox II.
Fonts made in 2012: db Como (a simple monospace sans), db Sticker (hairline sans), db Rocko v2 (stencil face), db Today v1 (a beautiful black slab face), db Today v2, db Etroite (2012, in several weights: constructivist), db N3, db Drops (fat counterless face), db Quarz Mix, db Soda, db Klacks, db NQ, db Boxer, db Como (monospaced), db Smoothie (fat stencil face), db Quick Cut (stencil), db Karton (stencil), db Frieda.
Typefaces from 2013: db Etroite, db Concierge (hairline serif), db Lineo, db Lucky, db Boxer III, db SIL.
Typefaces from 2014: db Darling. db Oh Darling, db Melitta (a fantastic brush emulation typeface), db Sticker T, db Points Sans Oblique (dot matrix font), db Como Splitt, db Quirlo (fat rounded poster typeface), db Quirlo Mix, db Limo (angular angry anthroposophic sans), db Limo N, db Slow (a German expressionist typeface), db Bargo Condensed, db TwoLines (an inline font).
Typefaces from 2015: DB Caryptis, DB Oleumi, DB Caroli Plain, DB Caroli, DB Seimeins Serif, DB Seimains, DB Sago, DB Sago II, DB Sthlm (+Light), DB Gertrude, DB Track, DB Track Too.
Typefaces from 2016: DB Maquette, DB Largo, DB For You (winner in the 2016 Fontstruct Love competition), DB Bargo Slanted.
Typefaces from 2017: DB Jojo, DB Scrape, DB Tape Noir, DB Tape Slab, DB Tape, DB Pins, DB Monoto Sans, DB Mrs Back n Black, DB Dr. Bob, DB Tilda, DB Rondo Mix, DB Rondo, DB Shop.
Beate set up Acces Design ca. 2017. The typefaces available there are ad Backjumps (stencil), ad Bargo, ad Como, ad Concierge, ad Darling, ad Oh Darling, ad Frieda, ad Klacks, ad Limo, ad Lucky, ad Magritte, ad Melitta, ad Mill, ad Points, ad Quirlo, ad Slow, ad Soda and ad Soda Plex.
Typefaces from 2018: ad Falter (blackletter).
Typefaces from 2019: ad Dorma (sans), ad Flieger, ad Louise, ad Hobby, ad Journal, ad Juli (sans), ad Tape, ad Violetts (handcrafted), ad Tape (sans).
Typefaces from 2020: ad Ander, ad Sticker Mono, ad Juli (sans), ad Magritte (sans and serif; for posters).
Behance link. FontStruct link. [Google]
[Hungarumlaut (was: Cila Design)]
Prague-based designer of the straight-edged typeface Fabrikon (2015), the avant-garde sans typeface Counter (2013), Wladiwostok (2013, constructivist), Alma (2013, a wavy typeface), Illumination (2013, an alchemic typeface), Ambush (2013, an alchemic typeface) and Play Font (2013). He studied in Pilsen. Behance link. Another Behance link. [Google]
Afrojet Type Foundry
John Skelton is a type designer from St. Paul, MN, b. 1973. He is currently based in Portland, OR. He started out in 2008 as afrojet on FontStruct, making many free fonts there. Late in 2009, he set up Afrojet Type Foundry at MyFonts.
FontStructions in 2008: Playtime (an original stencil family), Playtime Pattern Motifs (dings), Playtime Rounded (+Bold), Playtime Cutouts, Mango Solid (ultra fat, rounded), Mooch (experimental), Mooch Squared, Zombies Are The New Black, Jettison Stencil, Micromoog, hewett, hewett_bold, hewett_extended, Mikey (a Mickey Mouse font). Other creations there include Summer Grillz (about which he writes More gangster than Gill with more gold than Garamond, Summer Grillz is type jewelry for your mouth. All letterforms are diamond-kut using the finest type constructing software on the market today. Customize your grill with different fills., Lovestruc, Konstruct (multiline face), Steeplechase, Sawhorse, Sawhorse Braumarks (dingbats of a brewery), Alfred, Chesterfield, Hydroplane, Jettison-Stencil, Pop-Drops (kitchen tile face), Starstruc, Lovestruc, Chesterfield Prince, Chesterfield King, Chesterfield Queen (piano key font), Brainfreeze (ultra fat).
Fontstructions in 2009: the Sans Serious family (a tribute to Dutch Bauhaus designer Jurriaan Schrofer), Factory (stencil), Hunstrüct (blackletter), Slug, Micromoog Remix, Get To The Falcon, Jetstream and Perforate (octagonal, loosely based on several styles of letter and numeral forms observed on various aircrafts at the Evergreen Aviation&Space Museum in McMinnville, Oregon), Get To The Falcon (multiline face), StacheStruct (moustache font), Factory (stencil), Playtime Bolda, Thunderball, Gaga, Gaga Stencil, Pinpression, Sessions (a take on type by Josef Albers; he writes: Having previously played around in Fontstruct with Anni Albers' textile patterns, I thought it time to turn my attention to her husband Josef's work. Josef Albers' constructivist typographic experiments are a perfect match for Fontstruct. Other Fontstructors have done great work with Alber's ideas. Most notably, Saberrider's fontsract and Stewf's Leaflet family. Using Josef Albers' Kombinationsschrift alphabet (1928-1931) as my foundation, I've been having a lot of fun remixing and experimenting with his letters.).
Fonts made in 2010: Whoopee (piano key face), Prog.
Commercial fonts: Sessions (2009, modular).
The commercial fonts by Afrojet type foundry include Sessions, Playtime, Hydroplane, Lovestruc, Dansa, Pinpressions, Micromoog, Widjiwagen, Mooch, Hunstrüct, Slug, and Brutal Exchange.
Cargocollective link. Behance link. Home page. Dafont link. [Google]
At Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia-based Alan Hossinger designed the constructivist typeface Cosmonaut (2018) and added an experimental decorative 3d typeface in 2019. [Google]
During his studies in Toronto, Albi Baraku designed the constructivist typeface Baeier (2018). [Google]
Puebla de los Angeles, Mexico-based designer of Tolstoika (2012), a gorgeous (and free) constructivist typeface. [Google]
Creator of the free constructivist typeface Desonanz (2015) for Latin Greek and Cyrillic. [Google]
Moscow-based designer. During his studes there in 2016, he co-designed the free constructivist / art nouveau / pre-Petrine Latin / Cyrillic typeface Dobrozrachniy with Misha Panfilov (Russian Fonts). Behance link. [Google]
Based in Saint Petersburg, Russia, Aleksandra Gundorova created an unnamed Latin alchemic typeface in 2013, and a frid-based constructivist typeface in 2014. Restoran (2012) is a very original symbol font: each glyph represents in iconic abstract form an item on a restaurant menu.
As a student in the TypeType education program in 2016-2017, she designed the Venetian antiqua Foundata. [Google]
Russian codesigner (with Ivan Gladkikh and Alexandr Kalachëv) of Days and Days One (2009, a display sans face), and with Jovanny Lemonad of Metro (2009, constructivist) and Stalin One (2012, constructivist face, free at Google Web Fonts). Behance link. Typetype link. [Google]
Designer of the great Latin constructivist typeface Supermatizm (2019). [Google]
Graphic designer in Chihuahua, Mexico. He created the experimental typefaces NSY (2013, alchemic), Chingon (2012), Goldie (2012, a tall display face), and Russhood (2012, constructivist).
Metra (2012) is a gorgeous techno display face.
Behance link. [Google]
[Nord Collective (or: Fontfirma)]
[Indian Summer Studio]
Graphic designer in Johannesburg, South Africa. Behance link.
He created some experimental typefaces, alongside some display fonts. Examples: Kokface (a constructivist beauty), a circle-themed stencil face, Revolt, and an octagonal face. In 2012, he made another set of experimental typefaces called Engineering. [Google]
Aleksandr Mikhailovich Rodtschenko (1891-1956), or Rodchenko, emerged in the 1920s as one of the most influential Russian constructivists. Their lettering is always austere and geometrical, and they influenced all visual arts. A typical Cyrillic family of typefaces was recreated by Tagir Safayev at ParaType in 1996-2002, called PT Rodchenko. Other reincarnations include the Latin&Cyrillic family Rodchenko Constructed ML and Rodchenko Grotesk ML (2010, Tom Wallace). At Gaslight, the Teco Sans and Teco Serif typefaces (2012) are also said to be influenced by Rodchenko. Also, check P22 Constructivist by Richard Kegler (1995).
A list of digital typefaces influenced by Rodchenko's constructivist alphabets. [Google]
Moscow, Russia-based designer of the constructivist typeface Rodchenko Condensed (2017). [Google]
In 2018, Albert Filatov (Saint Petersburg, Russia) published Citifont, a Latin / Cyrillic serif typeface with a robust outlook, that according to him was made for navigation in the city of Saint Petersburg, Russia.
In 2018, he designed the futuristic / sci-fi / LED font Space for Latin and Cyrillic, and the wide display sans typeface Muha. Port Anchor (2018) is a decorative typeface.
Typefaces from 2019: Raster (a free blocky constructivist font). [Google]
[Alice Savoie, Frenchtype]
Alice Savoie, Frenchtype
Alice Savoie is an independent typeface designer and researcher, b. 1984, based in Lyon. She studied graphic design and typography in Paris at Ecole Duperré and Ecole Estienne, and in 2006 graduated from the MA in typeface design from the University of Reading (UK). In 2014 she was awarded a PhD from the University of Reading for the research she carried out in collaboration with the Musée de l'imprimerie in Lyon (France). Her research focuses on the design of typeface in France, the UK and the USA in the postwar period, and for phototypesetting technologies in particular: International cross-currents in typeface design: France, Britain, and the US in the phototypesetting era, 1949-1975. She collaborates with international type foundries such as Monotype, Process Type Foundry, and Tiro Typeworks, and specializes in the design and development of typefaces for editorial and identity purposes. She also designs multi-script type families, including Latin, Greek, Cyrillic and Hebrew. She intends to sell her typefaces via 205 Corp.
Between 2008 and 2010 Alice joined Monotype as an in-house type designer, working mainly on custom type designs for international clients (The Times, Turner Broadcasting, Ogilvy, etc.). She has also contributed to the design of new typefaces for the Monotype library, such as the Ysobel type family (in collaboration with Robin Nicholas), and Rotis II Sans. Her type family Capucine is distributed by Process Type Foundry. In 2012 she collaborated with John Hudson/Tiro Typeworks over the development of the Brill typeface family for the Dutch publisher Brill. Since September 2013 she teaches typeface design at the Atelier National de Recherche Typographique in Nancy, and at ESAD Amiens (France). Her type foundry is called French Type.
She holds an MA and a PhD from the University of Reading (UK). She collaborates with design studios and type foundries on the design of multi-script typeface families. In 2018 she released the typeface family Faune, commissioned by the Centre national des arts plastiques (CNAP) in partnership with the Groupe Imprimerie Nationale. Alice teaches and supervises research projects at ANRT Nancy and ENSBA Lyon (FR). She is the principal Post-doctoral Researcher on the Leverhulme-funded project Women in Type under the supervision of Fiona Ross at the University of Reading. Her typefaces:
- Her graduation typeface at Reading, Capucine Greek (2007) has been awarded as the best text typeface of the Greek alphabet exhibition, taking place during the 3rd international conference on typography and visual communication in Thessaloniki, Greece, 2007. Capucine is a very informal, almost hand-printed family covering both Latin and Greek in many styles. In 2010, finally, she published Capucine at Process Type Foundry (Grand Valley, MN), where she was briefly part of Eric Olson's team.
- The constructivist typeface Pozor (2005).
- The connected handwriting typeface Jeanine, done in 2006 at the École Estienne in Paris, where she studied from 2004 until 2006.
- In 2009, she co-designed Ysobel (Monotype; winner of an award at TDC2 2010) with type designers Robin Nicholas, head of type design at Monotype, and Delve Withrington. The sales pitch: According to Nicholas, the idea for the Ysobel typefaces started when he was asked to create a custom, updated version of the classic Century Schoolbook typeface, which was designed to be an extremely readable typeface - one that made its appearance in school textbooks beginning in the early 1900s. Buy it from Monotype.
- Brill (2012), co-designed with John Hudson for Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands, won an award at TDC 2013.
- The Royal Docks typeface was developed in 2012 for the London-based design studio APFEL (A practice for everyday life) as part of a wider architectural project by the London Development Agency, which proposed a new vision for the Royal Docks in East London. The strong-willed sans display typeface draws inspiration from the kind of industrial lettering frequently found around the Docklands, such as on cranes and containers. The typeface was used for a number of publications in relation to the redevelopment of the Royal Docks, and remains to this day exclusive to APFEL.
- The Fred Fredburger family was conceived by Monotype as a custom design for the identity of a children's TV channel. Conceived to be fun, friendly and adventurous, Fred Fredburger is a distinctive family of five styles: The Headline versions are conceived to be visually striking and appealing to children, while the Roman, Bold and Condensed weights are a touch quieter in order to be comfortable to read at text sizes. All five weights are also designed to work harmoniously across five different scripts: Latin, Greek, Cyrillic, Hebrew (designed by Alice Savoie) and Arabic (designed by Patrick Giasson).
- Egra Tiflex was designed in collaboration with London-based Fraser Muggeridge Studio. The starting point for the design came from an unidentified set of old stamping capital letters produced by Tiflex, a French company specialised in industrial signage. A set of lowercase letters was later designed to accompany the caps, which was inspired from Grotesk wood types from the beginning of the twentieth century.
- In 2014, she worked on the typeface family Bogartes, which is a contemporary tribute to French typographic history, from Garamond, Fournier, and Didot to the idiosyncratic shapes of the 19th century. As a result of its mixed genetic make-up, the typeface family is rather playful. The project was started with the support of the Centre National des Arts Plastiques.
- Romain Vingt (2016) is a modern reinterpretation of a foundry face originally released by the Fonderie Alainguillaume at the beginning of the twentieth century. Alice writes: An elegant and voluptuous design with a resolutely French touch, this digital interpretation departs in places from its original model, just enough to withstand modern taste.
- In 2016, she designed Faune for Centre National Des Arts Plastiques. It is freely available from Fontsquirrel and at the Microsite. Faune won an award at the Type Directors Club's Type Design Competition 2019.
- Lucette (2021, Future Fonts). Alice writes: Lucette revisits the heavy top idea, a concept dear to French type designers throughout the last century. The typeface toys with the theory that emphasizing the top part of letterforms increases legibility, taking the concept to an extreme in Lucette Black. Lucette is loosely inspired by a variety of designs such as Gill Sans Double Elefans, Antique Olive, and the unreleased Nordica by Ladislas Mandel. Its name was chosen as a tribute to Lucette Girard, a talented letter-drawer who assisted some renowned designers throughout the second part of the twentieth century, including Adrian Frutiger, Roger Excoffon and Raymond Loewy.
Typecache link. Klingspor link. At ATypI 2014 in Barcelona she spoke about phototypesetting. Speaker at ATypI 2016 in Warsaw on Typefaces for telephone directories, a talk in which she and Dorine Sauzet describe Ladislas Mandel's oeuvre. Speaker at ATypI 2018 in Antwerp. Behance link. Estienne link. Reading link. Another link for the University of Reading. Fontsquirel link. [Google]
Director of Communication Design in the Northeast Bible Church, San Antonio, TX. Creator of a beautiful Russian constructivist poster called Save Trees (2013). [Google]
German type designer. With Andy Jörder and Jörg Herz, he created the ultra-fat constructivist family Coma (2010, Volcano). Klingspor link. Volcano Type link. [Google]
ALT is the type foundry of prolific type designer Andreas Leonidou from Limassol, Cyprus, b. 1986. His main work is commercial, but there is also a substantial collection of free fonts.
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).
Free fonts at Devian Tart: Alt Retro (2010, multilined family), ALT Hiroshi (2011, ornamental), ALT Deville (2011, spurred).
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 2013: Modu (alchemic, hipster style), Modu Deco, Bely (a severe-looking almost constructivist Latin/Cyrillic typeface).
Typefaces from 2014: Ren (a free vintage display typeface family).
Typefaces from 2015: ALT Hazer (a great free shadow sans), ALT Smaq (a family of eight free beveled styles for Latin and Greek).
The free fonts as of 2015: ALTBELY, AltJoli, AltPixelsGoneBad, AltRe32-Duo, AltRe32-Normal, AltRenDuo, AltRenRegular, AltRenRetro, AltRenShadow, AltRetroBlack, AltRetroBold, AltRetroLight, AltRetroRegular, AltRetroThin, Alt-Twitchy, AltVxt11, Altapollo13, AltAeon-Black, AltAeon-Bold, AltAeon-Light, AltAeon-Medium, AltAeon-Thin, AltAeonRegular, AltAxlDeco, AltAxlRegular, AltDEVILE, AltGeko-AltGeko, AltMateyv2-Black, AltRobotechnica, AltSku, AltSkuItalic, AltUAV31, AltWet, Altapollo13-Black, Altapollo13, althazer, altsmaq2.8, altsmaq4.8, altsmaq6.8, altsmaq8.8, altexodus, altfatgami, altfatitalic, altfatregular, altfoldgami.
Typefaces from 2016: Sadistic (a free scratchy font), System Code (free programming font).
Typefaces from 2017: Rekt, Rogue (free).
Typefaces from 2018: Alt Catwalk (a fashion mag typeface family), Frantic, Looper (a compass-and-ruler font), Silent Scream (a free dry brush font). free).
Flickr link. Behance link. Hellofont link. Devian Tart link. Klingspor link. Creative Market link.
View Andreas Leonidou's typefaces. Home page. [Google]
During her graphic design studies in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, Ami Littlefair created Paperclip (2013), Colostic (2013: purely geometric shapes), Backtrack (2013) and Croudi (2013, a stitching typeface). Inspired by the constructivist movement, she created Geometric Typeface (2013) by superposing and juxtaposing geometric solids. Other geometric experiments include Line Alphabet (2013), Diagonal Alphabet (2013, a stitching font), Connecting Alphabet (2013).
In 2014, she made the free hipster font Aesthetika.
Dafont link. [Google]
Ukrainian designer of Lissitzky (2011). [Google]
Amry Al Mursalaat
Krasnoyarsk, Russia-based designer of a constructivist octagonal Latin / Cyrillic typeface in 2016. He also designed the free dot matrix typeface Cadet (2016).
Typefaces from 2017: Eight Line Grecian Condensed (wood type revival). Behance link. [Google]
At the School of Visual Communication in Haderslev, Denmark, Anders Waltz designed the free vector format heavy condensed four-angled constructivist typeface Kalashnikov (2016). [Google]
Russian type designer. Agfa/Monotype designer of the Cyrillic fonts Bodoni Poster Cyrillic, Nevsky (Western style), Pskov (octagonal font), Tatlin (in the style of early Russian constructivism). [Google]
Art director in San Antonio, TX (and before that, Metairie, LA), who designed a few display typefaces in 2011: Eclipse, Eclipped, Regression (octagonal), JUNKY boy (ultra-fat, counterless), Gorilla (straight-edged).
Russian propaganda poster art led to Burial (2013), Quickdraw (2013, Western), Aerial (2013) and Aerial Stencil (2013). He also made techno / sports typefaces Enforcer (2013) and Form (2013, techno sans).
Typefaces from 2016: Matter, Form (techno), Hospital, Craze (sharp-edged, free), Foray (squarish), Hospital (squarish style), Hydjakids.
Typefaces from 2017: Triton (sports font), Carson (beatnik font), Tomahawk (hipster style).
Typefaces from 2018: Pirlo (techno), Spartan (an octagonal font and military stencil), Scoreline (athletic lettering).
Typefaces from 2019: Awe Struck. [Google]
Andrew Edward Fish
During his studies at the University of Huddersfield, Andrew Edward Fish (Blackpool, UK) created Only Human (2015), a very experimental circular typeface inspired by El Lissitzky's brand of constructivism. Behance link. [Google]
Independent game developer Andrew McCluskey (NAL Games, Dundee, Scotland, b. 1991) published hundreds of free typefaces before 2015 under the NAL label. In 2015, Andrew McCluskey, after becoming Allison James, joined forces with Daniel Johnston and set up Chequered Ink in bath, UK. They live in Newport, Wales. Andrew's pre-merger fonts are listed here.
Andrew McCluyskey designed the free LED-inspired Kinglify (2011), Digital Display (2012), and Princelify (2011). Manly Man (2011), Metal Arhyrthmetic (2011) and Ace Futurism (2011) are semi-octagonal. Consider Me Vexed (2011) and Pixel Flag (2011) are pixel typefaces.
In 2012, he made She Curls in the Mist, Xero's Karma, Pastcorps (army stencil), Gnome Splinters, Fought Knight, Vermin Vibes (futuristic), Vermin Vibes 1989 (pixel face), Vermin Vibes 2, Vermin Vibes 3 (2014), Vermin Vibes Diet, Vermin Vibes Redux, Dubbing Star (futuristic), Sorrier Statements, Particulator (an octagonal paper fold typeface), Coder's Crux (a pixel typeface created for programmers, FontStruct), Triggering Fanfares (octagonal), Alt West, Notalot25 (pixel face), Notalot35 (pixel face), Lord Juusai (inspired by the logo for Lord Tensai from WWE), Zephyr Jubilee (an alien language simulation typeface), Bevel Fifteen, Xero's Theorem (sci-fi), Sawchain (2012, FontStruct), Dubbing Step and Here Be Dubstep (FontStruct), Italic Bricks, Gang Wolfik (angular, +Blade), Ruaturecu, Quous Inno, Electramaniacal, Xodohtro-Nu (a black octagonal typeface), Distortion of the Brain, Berate the elementary (techno face), Not sure if weird or just regular, Opulent Fiend, Rawhide Raw 2012 (techno, inspired by the WWE Raw logo of 2012), Particulator II (octagonal), The Missing Link (trekkie), Thunderstrukk, Understrukk, Ganf Wolfik Blade (a pointy Blade style font).
Typefaces made in 2013: Call of Ops Duty, Spinebiting, Laceration, Casual Hardcore, Zany Races, Vermin Vibes 2 Nightclub, Exoskeleton, Perspire, Piston Pressure (sans), Particulator III, Liberty City Ransom (grunge), Zdyk Leo, Variety Killer (grunge), Savantism, Vermin Vision, Zdyk Sagittarius (a circle-based experimental font), Milestone One (a gaspipe sans), Comfortably Fucked, Noasarck (+Sporadico, +Quattro), Future Time Splitters, Heart Breaking Bad, Jan Hand, Erhank, Exoskeleton, The Rave Is In Your Pants, Minecraft Evenings (inspired by the Minecraft logo), FoughtKnight Victory (a video game font), Piescese, Comic Spans, Cauterise, Dead Font Walking (rough-edged poster font), Cutthroat Clawmarks, Eride (grunge), Effervescent Superbeings, Front Page News, Kill The Noise (brush script), Distort You A Lesson (grungy), Vermin Vibes 2 Black, Vermin Vibes 2 White, Vermin Vibes 2 Soft, Dubstep Cadence, Relapse Into Madness, Kings of Kings Lynn (dadaist), Smorgasbord, Scream When You'Re Ready, I Phone You Phone, Respire, Perspire, Vermin Vibes Slant, Sharp, Cursivertex, Rick Lobster (stencil face), Cursivertex, Vermin Vibes Dystopia (cyberpunk), Wabbit Sans, Calligraphy Aquiver, Agra Axera (knife-edged sci-fi face), The Keepsake Days, See You At The Movies, Xero's Proof, Vermin Vibes Out Of Ink (textured), Melancholic Roadeo, Wickermanor (a stiletto typeface), Lord Juusai Rises, Vermin Vibes Ex, Vermin Vibes Roundhouse, Just in the Firestorm, Stuntcroft (modular), Ghetto Magnetic (grunge), QA Reports (fat finger typeface), Y-Andermo (stiletto style), Dragon Slapper.
Typefaces from 2014: Man Flu (FontStruct), Zany Races, Big Quicksand, Modern Caveman, Alpha Sapphire (a Pokemon typeface), Omega Ruby (a Pokemon typeface), Schweiz, Beta (FontStruct), Jawbreaker (FontStruct), Tomorrow Wind, Embezzler, Royal, Final Gambit (grungy athletic lettering), NAL Hand, Fingbanger, Dont Waste That Napkin (squarish font), Bold Testament, Cisgender, NonchalantLove, Grelsey Kammar (sic), Valiant (stencil), Anger Management, Italipixel, Ultramarine, Nero (sci-fi font), Bamboozler, Seriffic, High Jinks, Iregula (sic), LNR Phonetic Alphabet, Primary School, Playtime (3d face), Electromagnetic Lungs, Node to Nowhere, Alienated (trekkie font), Questrian, Scars, Da Se Nei (art deco), Dance Floor (dot matrix face), Edge Cutting, Lord Juusai reigns, Superpower Synonym (fat brush), Fought Knight Die (techno), The Thrill of the Kill, Lay of the Land, Deavantgar (art deco), Confidel, Fight Night, Comeback of the Damned, Vermin Vibes Corrupto, Chandstate, Scars, Bustin Jieber (pixel typeface), A Dash of Salt, Come Rain or Fall, Xsotik, Sanseriffic (avant-garde sans), Cassius Garrod, Effortless Tattoo, Coder's Crux 2, Radaro, Overdrive Sunset (brush face), Dead CRT, Fatality's Edge, Tolerant, Coder's Crux 2 (dot matrix), Consider Me Vexed (pixel face), Diamante, Pixel Flag, Aardvark CWM Type, Enter The Grid, Vermin Vibes 2 EDM XTC, Byron, See You at the Movies 2, And Then It Ends, God Hates Westboro, Writing Without Ink, Zdyk Aquarius, Curvert, Superdie, Rocky Road, Animal Silence (constructivist), Gnaw Hard, 19th Century Renegade, Trip Trap, Freudian Slit, Digital Dismay (LED face), Zdyk Pisces (circle-based typeface), Zdyk Scorpio, Guilty Treasure (techno), Wolfganger (inspired by Wolfgang Gartner), Xero's Retreat, Sitdown (octagonal), Stencylette, No More Justice (blackletter), Masterblast (sci-fi), Kesha (sci-fi), Primal Dream, Grandma's Television, Keyboard Warrior, Foughtknight, Blissful Thinking, Positive Reinforcement, The End of Days.
Typefaces from 2015: This Sucks (pixel font), Front Page Neue, Vermin Vibes Mert, Rock Elegance, Stripes.
Typefaces from 2016: Enter The Grid, Fill In The Gaps, FoughtKnight, Grunge Tank, Alt West.
Dafont link. Most of his typefaces were made using FontStruct, where he is known as NAL or Notalot. Fontspace link. [Google]
Type designer. With Alois Ganslmeier and Jörg Herz, he created the ultra-fat constructivist family Coma (Coma, Volcano). [Google]
Latvian graphic designer, b. 1883, Majori, d. 1942, Riga. His part art deco part constructivist style led to some digital typefaces that are based on it. These include Ansis Cirulis (2017, by Asketic SIA). [Google]
[Geronimo Fonts (or: Paradox Fontworks, or: Typewire Studios)]
Saint Petersburg, Russia-based designer of the constructivist Cyrillic typeface Accidentnyj (2018). [Google]
Designer at FontStruct in 2008 and 2009 of Birka (pixel), Skipper (octagonal), Skipper Stencil (military), Skipper-Modern, Skipper-Slab, Skipper Cap, Skipper Tight, Peteroque (baroque pixel face), Technocrat Cargo (octagonal stencil), Technocrat (octagonal), Retrograde Pix (pixel face), Retrograde Lux (severe octagonal), abstruct, admiral (dot matrix face), glagol, glagol_script_1, marx_1, Admiral (dot matrix), Glagol Rock (constructivist), Retrograde (octagonal/mecahnical), Technocrat (octagonal), WPA Gothic Cyrillic (another poster font), WPA-Gothic-Deco-Cyrillic. Many fonts have Cyrillic letters and/or Cyrillic influences. He made the heavy mechanical slab serif headline typeface Colonial (2010) and the pixelized typeface Skippix (2011, +Mono). Peteroque (2009-2010) are decorated pixel capitals. [Google]
Antonio J. Morata
Antonio J. Morata (Almeria, Spain, b. 1968) is a FontStructor (aka elmoyenique) who used FontStruct to make several modular typefaces starting in 2010. The typeface names start with z. We list them alphabetically:
- Je suiz Charlie (2015).
- zabadoo eYe FS (2013, bilined), zadartopia eYeFS (2014), zadora-q-eYeFS (pixelized), Zaffron EyeFS (2013), zaftig eYe FS (2013), zage eYe FS (2013), zagreb-eYeFS (2009), zagzig eYe FS (2012), zagzig Linear eYe FS (2013), zahoree eYeFS (2012, dot matrix), Zakapunt eYeFS (2010), Zapatiesta EyeFS (2013, a cut paper font), Zakyra eYe-FS (2010, a western font modeled after Kyra 1 my Michel Troy), zalamera eYeFS (2011), zalooneYeFS (Western face), zamantha eYeFS (2012), zame-eYeFS, Zamzibar eYeFS (2012, octagonal), zandal eYe FS (2013, +2b), zandalo eYe FS (2014), zanexos eYe FS (2015, kitchen tile face), zanzibar-eYeFS, zancle-eYeFS, zancle-rev-eYeFS, zanadalo eYe FS (2014, Tuscan), Zangona eYe FS (2013), zanity eYe FS (2012), zanta eYe FS (2013), zapphire eYeFS (2012, kitchen tile face), zapristi-eYeFS (outlined and oblique), zarcs-eYeFS, zarina-eYeFS (2011, blackletter), zaturdaynote eYe FS (2014: dot matrix font), zaved eYeFS (2012), zaxet eYeFS (2014, Western), zayre-eYeFS, zaza eYeFS (2011).
- zblackmagic-eYeFS (2011, Based on the Tomeri Nu-No font by Nuria González and Noël Nanton), zbrickfont eYeFS.
- Zcare Myself EyeFS (2013), zcell-eYeFS (2010, fat counterless, and outlined), zcell rnd eYeFS (2012), zchwarze eYe FS (2014), zchwarze deco eYeFS (2014), zcloudy eYeFS (2012), zcout eYeFS (2010, a mini-stencilled art deco face), zcrackers eYe/FS (fa, counterless and starred), zcratched eYe FS (2014).
- zdurer (blackletter).
- zeagull eYe FS (2014), zebralbox eYeFS (2013), zebralkey EyeFS (2013), zeelandia-eYeFS (horizontally striped), zeenvoudige eYeFS (2011), zefaleas eYeFS (2013), zegovia eYeFS (2012), zelada eYeFS (2011), Zelectra eYeFS (2013), zelemin eYe FS (2013), zelfvolution eYeFS (stencil), zenda-eYeFS, zeneka eYe FS (2013), zenequalia eYe FS (2014), zenix-eYeFS (2011), zenoid eYe FS (2012), zenon eYeFS (2011, horizontal stripes), zenovia-eYeFS (2011), zentenial eYeFS (2015), Zenzilla EyeFS> (2013), zeres eYeFS (2011), zerone eYeFS (2011, a modular piano key face), Zertera eYeFS (2015, textured), zetentas-eYeFS (disco light face; +Light), zeventy-eYeFS (2011), zextile-eYeFS.
- zfraktur eYe FS (2011, blackletter).
- Zhadowlite eYeFS (2014), zhadows eYe/FS (shadow face), zhalloween eYe/FS (pixel face), zhapp3y-eYeFS (alphading), zhappy eYeFS (2011, fat art deco), zhappy5th eYeFS (2013), Zharkonada eYeFS (2014), zharona-eYeFS (2010).
- ziabelle-eYeFS (shadow face), ziberia eYeFS (2011: extended to a full-fledged commercial typeface, KD Ziberia, by Zhalgas Kassymkulov, in 2021), zibernia blk eYe/FS (2011), zibernia blk x thal eYe/FS (2011), zicrets eYeFS (2013), Zilken eYe FS (2013), zilverstone eYeFS (2011, blackletter), zimbawee-eYeFS, zimbelino eYeFS (2013), zimonart eYe FS (2014), zinabrium eYeFS (2013), zincline eYeFS (2014), zinders eYeFS (2012), zinergy-eYeFS (3d face), zinergy blk eYe/FS, zinfont eYeFS, zinnamon eYeFS (2011), zinus eYeFS (2013), zirconite eYeFS (2011, slab face), zircus eYeFS (2010), zirius eYeFS (2011).
- Zkalpel eYe FS, Zkalpelbar eYe FS (2014, blackletter), zkandia-eYeFS (stencil), zkinlight eYeFS (2013).
- zlabyrinths eYeFS (2011, improved by fanstruct1 in zlabyrinths eYeFS v2, 2012), zlash eYe FS (2011, a keyhole face), zloty eYeFS (2011, art deco face).
- zmorse xDad eYe FS (2011, a texture / African typeface based on morse code).
- znederland eYe FS (2012), znipped eYe FS (2012, heavy angular face).
- zpanish caravan eYe/FS (2011, a bullet hole face), zpeedo eYe FS (2013, race car font), zpido eYeFS (2012), zpixel eYeFS (2011), zporty eYeFS (2012, textured face).
- zquadrata eYeFS (2010), zquared-eYeFS.
- Zocratic EyeFS (2013, kitchen tile face), Zocraticrux eYeFS (2014), Zoftly 70 EyeFS (2013, LED font), Zombra eYeFS (2013, influenced by Orthmar Motter's Motter Ombra, 1973), zometimes eYeFS (2014), zonatta eYeFS (2013), zonora eYeFS (2011, a Far West face), zooctogonal eYeFS (2013), zoolphabet eYeFS (2010, animal dingbats), zorongo eYeFS (2014: inspired by the MuirMcneil poster lettering for Braun systems), Zoulsister Plus eYe FS (2016), zoutheast eYe FS (2012, Western), zouthwest eYe FS (2012, Western), zoutland eYeFS (2011, octagonal), zouvenir 2U eYeFS (2013), zovietztyle eYeFS (2013, constructivist), zozial-eYeFS, zozial-sqrd-eYeFS.
- Realta2 (2013), zreeways eYe FS (2014: multilined face), zround eYeFS (2010).
- Ztardust eYe FS (2014), ztarsky-eYeFS (+Round: art deco ultra black), ztainless eYe FS (2014), ztamina eYe FS (2014: shaded), ztator eYeFS (2012), ztay eYeFS (a condensed almost art nouveau face), Zteamboat EyeFS (2013), ztedelijk-Crouwel eYe/FS (2011, based on Wim Crouwel's stedelijk Museum poster), zteefunny eYe FS (2011, ultra fat keyhole face; + zteefunny dm eYeFS), ztencils eYeFS (2011, army stencil face), ztires-eYeFS (2011, texture face), ztoasts eYeFS (2013), ztonewall eYeFS (2013), ztorm eYeFS (2013, blackletter), ztrands eYeFS (2011), ztrange eYeFS (2010), ztrange blk eYeFS (2011), Ztrangelovedoc (2016), Ztratos eYe FS (2014), ztream eYeFS (2011), ztrong eYeFS (2013, sci-fi), ztrontiumdog eYe FS (2013, fat stencil), ztructures eYe FS (2012, crosshaired), zturdy-eYeFS (ultra-fat), ztylo eYeFS (2011, art deco).
- zumbaya eYeFS (2014), zummertime eYe FS (2012), zunivetica eYe FS (2013), zunset eYeFS (2012), Zuspiria eYe FS (2015), zuzanna eYeFS (2013, Western, Italian).
- zweater eYeFS (2011, knitted look), zweet eYeFS (2013), zwimming eYeFS (2011), zwire blk eYeFS (an LED face), zwiss-eYeFS.
- zybaris eYeFS (2012), zybona-eYeFS (athletic lettering), zychotropic eYeFS (2013, an Italian Western face), zydonia eYeFS (2012), zykedelia-eYeFS (2012), zylone-eYeFS (2011), zylvania eYeFS (2013, retro automotive script), zynopsis eYe FS (2013), zyrano eYeFS (2013), zyrens eYeFS (2013), Zyrup Eye FS (2013).
Dafont link. [Google]
Londoner who created the oriental simulation typeface Japanish (2010). He also got interested in the Russian avant garde period, and made a constructivist family called Potemkin (2010). Behance link. [Google]
Designer at FontStruct in 2008 of Interest (dot matrix), Order (constructivist), Attica, Continuum (rounded bold), Fairway (+Slab, +Serif), Slant (techno), Cowboy (2008, Western-themed), Lights in the sky, Olymia Bold, Solida (psychedelic), Digi (pixel face), Villa (heavy slab serif) and Olympia Light. In 2009, he added Versional, Crown, Vend, Reed (Slab, Sans, both octagonal), Spaced Out (Bold, Italic, Regular), Jingle, ReMix (kitchen tile), Squire (3d face), Garage Sale (stencil), Signage, Futility (blackletter), Expearemint, Textual, Callout, tweedie, Embolden, Clipped, Economical, Emphasis, Vessel, Honest, Union (+Flat, +Sans, +New), Interest (pixel/dotted face), Venus Sans, Minanim, Diner (rounded), Lights in the Sky (De Stijl-like font), Opine, Charmer (+Inverse), Tweedle, Textual, Solida (ultra round), Slant, Slant, Villa (heavy slab serif), Versional, Vend, Union, Union Sans, Union New Sans, Union New Flat, Paperclip, Poofy, Steel (+Outline: octagonal), Crown, Diner (rounded), Solemn Bold, Solemn, reed Sans Mono (octagonal).
Fonts from 2010: Full Deck (playing card font), Scrollboard, Power Up (piano key face), Groovy Fu, Formality, Union New (+Sans, +Flat), Angle Tutorial, Aurora Light (elliptical monoline sans), Pushpins, Aurora Light, Scrawl (marker face), Evity (a grotesk face), Altipen (upright script).
Fonts from 2011: Obleak (oblique techno face), Likea (a heavy mechanical sans), Uptake (elliptical).
Fonts from 2012: Omit (a bilined stencil face).
Fonts from 2013: Emblazoned.
Typefaces from 2014: Game Over, Aurora Light, Flowidity, Oxquad (textured, octagonal). [Google]
Aquila Quentin (aka Qkila on the fluid) is a French designer, most likely located in Nimes. Creator of the human typeface dingbat font Fluid Death Qkila (2011), of Vandal on The Fluid (2011, shadow display face), of Broken Fluid (2011), Fluid Christmas (2011), Fluid Spiral (2011), Rock n Fluid (2011) and of the counterless geometric typeface Cube Kila (2011).
In 2013, he designed Level 01, Bombing, Quenelles, La Bande en Baskets (baseball script), Super Cube, Smoke The World, Mr. Poppey, Haricot Magique, Moulin Rouge, Slam (a confident script face), Je n'aime pas le lundi, Love You Mom (+Shadow), Felix (brushy script), Carte Postale (neatly hand-printed letters), Dos Campos, Promotion (grungy caps), Shoes Center, Vertige, Sold Out, Chomage (a textured typeface), Origine du Monde, Metropolis, Crazy Cookies (a 3d face), Spectro, Sea&Turtle, Vamos A La Playa, Bad Boy (dingbats), Yo Mama (outlined typeface), Fat & Cap, Miaou, Basscrw, Fluid LCD, Jam Session, and Fluid Maska (grunge), La Chim de 23:50, Milk Shake Fraise, Made in France, Quand Tu N'es Pas La (a shaded typeface), Souvenir, Filament Galactique, Street Hunter, Eau de Rose, Good Life, Poker Style, Painterz, Spoutnik (constructivist typeface), Jeans de Nîmes, Clothing Brands (script), Moulin Rouge, Mexican Fiesta (Victorian ornamental typeface).
Typefaces from 2014: This Night (grunge), Mirabelle (fat brush script), Kaleidoscopic Vision (dingbats), Kaleidoscopic Mind (dingbats), Chrome, Ghetto Fabulous, Pink Vapor (upright connected brush script), Cargo, Snack, Queen of Today (script), Trouble (grunge), Hip Hop Lab 1, Grind, Road Trip (graffiti font).
Typefaces from 2015: Moi Je M'en Fous (brush script), Peinture Fraiche (fresh paint sign emulation).
Typefaces from 2016: Bigiliw Patterns (ornaments).
Typefaces from 2020: Whole Trains (a graffiti font).
Home page. Dafont link. Creative Fabrica link. [Google]
[Line Creative (or: Line Studio)]
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:
- Acryle Script (2014).
- Actonia (2016). A monoline script.
- Adielle (2018).
- Aerofoil (2017). A vintage bottom-heavy script.
- Airways (2016). A signage script.
- Akayla Script (2018). Calligraphic.
- Aliey (2021). A 4-style Victorian copperplate serif.
- Aliment (2018). A sharp geometric sans.
- Amertha (2020). a fat finger font.
- Amplify (2013). A signage script.
- Angars Runes (2019: medieval, with gothic cathedral curves).
- Angilla Tattoo (2013). A connected spurred tattoo typeface. Followed by Angilla Script (2020).
- Antlers (2012). A calligraphic script.
- Aquate Script (2019).
- Arachnids (2011, graffiti face)
- Artely Inks (2016).
- Artisual Deco (2021). Pure art deco.
- Artographie (2020). An all caps art deco typeface family.
- Atelas (2015). Signage type, baseball script.
- Atures (2018). Futuristic and monoline.
- Autograf (2015) and Autografia (2021). Signature typefaces.
- Ave (2016) in styles called Ave Utan, Ave Betwan and Ave Fedan. A family of baseball scripts.
- Avelana. A connected script.
- Backpack (2014). A thick signage script typeface.
- Backyard (2016). A blackletter typeface.
- Barkants (2011, elegantly hand-printed family).
- Barley Script (2017). A signage script.
- Baystar Script (2021).
- Beautiful Trouble (2012). A rabbit-eared upright connected script.
- Beaked Tyrant (2014). A copperplate calligraphic script.
- Beckasin (2011, signage face)
- Before The Rain (2011, calligraphic) Before The Rain Arabic (2016).
- Belladio (2021). An urban script.
- Bellino (2018).
- Bezar (2020). A script.
- Billion Dreams (2020, by Mans Grebäck and Rangga Subekti). A heavy signage script.
- Billion Stars (2013). A tattoo script font.
- Bira (2012). A retro connected brush / signage script.
- Blaak (2019).
- Black Fox (2014). A sirupy brush face.
- Black Signature (2021). A bold signature font.
- Black Larch (2016) and Dark Larch (2016).
- Bloc Boy (2016). Like handwriting.
- Blockography (2011). A sketched typeface.)
- Block Talk (2011, with Zaydek Michels-Gualtieri)
- Blods (2011, a great blotty brush face)
- Blueberry Script (2017; with Noah Kinard).
- Botanink (2011)
- Bouncy (a cartoon font).
- Brannboll (2011, baseball signage face), Brannboll NY (2013), Brannboll Connect (2020), Brannboll Stencil (a baseball script) (2020).
- Bready (2011). A retro signage script with art nouveau aroma.
- Brev Script (2014). A connected secretary hand from the 19th century.
- Bronze Script (2014).
- Brother Tattoo (2012).
- Bumblebees (2012). A plump curvy script.
- Bunya (2016). A geometric slightly deco sans typeface family.
- Calendary Hands (2012).
- Caligraf (2020).
- Canela Bark (2015, co-designed with Luis Miguel).
- Caneletter Sans and Script (2013). Upright unconnected and connected scripts.
- Cantona Script (2019).
- Canyon (2021). A wide elliptical sans in 18 styles, featuring a coathanger lower case f.
- Capoon (2018). A ten-style sans family.
- Caprica Sans (2014) and Caprica Script. A plump script.
- Caravela (2020). A pirate map script.
- Casat Cap (2017). An all caps brush typeface family.
- Caster (2019). A heavy poster script.
- Castro Script (2012).
- Catchland (2021). A retro baseball script.
- Celebrater (sic) (2012). An oily font.
- Cellos Script (2013).
- Centeria Script (2012).
- Channel (2011, connected upright script)
- Chapel Script (216). For signage.
- Characteristic (2011).
- Chavenir (2011).
- Chinal (2018).
- Choko (2011, released in 2016). Chocolate and cream-themed decorative typeface.
- Christmas Miracle (2018), Christmas Reign (Tuscan, all caps) (2020), and Christmas Sparkle (2018).
- a href="https://www.myfonts.com/fonts/mawns/chrysante/?refby=m">Chrysante (2020). A monoline flowing pen script.
- Clear Line (2012). A fat finger / signage typeface.
- Clipper Script (2011).
- Clothe (2017).
- Coneria Script (2012). A connected script.
- Conture Script (2018). Elegant, classical, and with exaggerated capitals.
- Crackin (2011).
- Crunchy (2016). An upright connected script.
- Cruz Quaste (2020). A handcrafted blackletter typeface.
- Cubest (2021). A squarish monospaced techno family.
- CutScript (2011, connected script)
- Dark Crow (2020). a dry brush script.
- Dollie Script (2013).
- Ebbing (2018).
- Echinos Park Script (2012).
- Ederson (2018). A vintage signage script.
- Ekologie Hand (2012).
- Ekorre 2021). Aa vintage decorative serif.
- Elaya Script (2019). A creamy signage script.
- Electronics (2017). A retro signage script.
- Elevate (2016).
- Emiral Script (2017). A baseball script.
- Encina Script (2016). A thin calligraphic typeface.
- Enlighten (2011)
- Delinquente (2012).
- Denigan (2011, hairline)
- Equal Sans (2012).
- Espesor Olas (2011, fine hand-printed calligraphic family)
- Esplanade Script (2015, by Mario Arturo).
- Ethernal (2017). A connected script.
- Europe Underground (2010, geometric sans with a hairline weight).
- Fabulous (2017) and Fabulous Gold (2017). Signage script.
- Falkin Sans (2016), Falkin Script (2016), Falkin Serif (2016).
- Faltura (2011, constructivist), Faltura Alien (grunge), Faltura Guerra (grunge)
- Faltura Animals (2011)
- Feathergraphy Decoration (2011, calligraphic).
- Duera (2016). A variable width sans typeface family.
- Fargo (2021). A cursive script.
- Fat Wandals (2018). A graffiti font.
- Feathergraphy Clean (2011).
- Fibography (2013). A caps typeface composed of fibers.
- Filbert Brush (2012), Filbert Color (2013, a soft brush font).
- Finition (2017). A connected brush script.
- Fireplace (2020). A connected script.
- Firstly (2020). A flowing calligraphic signature script.
- First Lyrics (2011).
- Flighter (2018). A retro airplane font.
- Fondy Script (2018).
- Frankentype (2013). An all-caps brush typeface for signage.
- From Skyler (2016).
- Funkygraphy (2011, fat and counterless).
- Gecko (2015, a fine creamy signage script).
- Geza Script (2017). A great angular almost Arabic-looking script.
- Ghang (2011, graffiti family).
- Gingo (2020). A script.
- Goatskin Brush (2015). A great brush typeface.
- Golden Hopes (2021). A signature script.
- Gonzi (an 31-style sans). Published in 2021.
- Graced Script (2016). A wide calligraphic connected brush script.
- Grandi (2016). A ten-style display sans.
- Gready (2021). A fat signage script.
- Greback Grotesque (2012). The Thin is very very thin.
- Gretoon (2011, cartoon family)
- Griphite (2018). A rough brush typeface.
- Guld Script (2015).
- Habanero (2016). A fat signage typeface.
- Handtalk (2010, silhouettes)
- Harbell (2013).
- Hard Block (2011, Western slab face)
- Haydon Brush (2016).
- Heavy Rain (2021). Decorative initials, and an all caps wedge serif.
- Hemicube (a wide squarish all caps sans) (2020).
- Hemmet (2013). A signage script.
- Hierograf (2016). A layered textured handcrafted poster typeface family.
- Hitalica (2011).
- Honeymoon (2017). A connected script.
- Housegrind (2013, connected script).
- House of the Dragon (blackletter). Published in 2021.
- Hoyle (2020). A slab serif.
- Hundred Miracles (a signage script). Published in 2021.
- Impregnable (2013). A connected script.
- Indiana Script (2017). A baseball script.
- Inked Bones (2019). a hand-painted blackletter font.
- Intrique Script (2013). A baseball script.
- Isle Body (2019), Isle Headline (2019).
- Jacked Eleven (2011), Jacked Eleven Highlight (2011), Jack Pirate (2020: a tattoo blackletter typeface), January Script (2013).
- Jaymont (2018). A sharp-edged wedge serif typeface family.
- Jengotan (2021). A dry brush script.
- Jumper (2021). A 13-style sans. Free download for personal use only.
- Kandira (2018). A sleek sans family.
- Kanvas (2020). A script typeface.
- Kerater (2011, sans)
- Lace 2.0 (2012). A thin connected script co-designed with Matteo Milazzo.
- Lacosta (2020). A signage script.
- Kompar (2018).
- Krinkes (2015, baseball script). A connected swashy signage script.
- Kurri Island (2020).
- Lakesight (2014). A connected script.
- Larch (2016). A crisp script typeface.
- Largelake (2021). A signage script.
- Las Enter (2013). A neon light script.
- Leaders (2020). A blackletter font.
- Ledare (2021). A 14-style bold and expressive sans.
- Letric (2021).
- Let Me Ride (2011)
- Levitee (2011, a lively connected script).
- Lighthouse (2013). A bold high-contrast script face.
- Lina Script (2012). A tattoo script done with Vicky Mardian.
- Lourino (2018).
- Low Casat (2017) and Low Casat Fat (2017).
- Lyrics Movement (2011, tall-ascendered hand).
- Lyster (2020).
- Mandoul Script (2021) and Mandoul Black (2021: a brush script).
- Mainland (2018). A sans family.
- Mainstream (2017). Graffiti style.
- Manofik (a 4-style warm retro serif with a coathanger lower case f; for Latin, Cyrillic and Arabic). Published in 2021.
- Martyric (2014, brush script),
- Masteries (2013). A connected formal script.
- Mastoc (2014).
- Mauritz Caps (brushed) and Mauritz (a great wild script family), both published in 2021.
- Mean Casat (2018).
- Medish Script (2018). A great calligraphic handwriting typeface.
- Together with Noah Kinard, he designed the calligraphic typeface Melay Script (2016).
- Middle Ages (2019). A Lomardic blackletter in Regular and Deco styles.
- Milasian Circa (2015) and Milasian. A connected script.
- Merry Christmas (2015). A retro script in Flake and Star styles. Followed in 2017 by the color script font Merry Christmas Color.
- Milkyway Hotel (art deco sans).
- Mistuki (2015). An oriental brush simulation font.
- Mochary (2016). A signage or tattoo script.
- Molly Sans (2019). Caps only.
- Monsta Tag (2013): a graffiti font.
- Motion Picture (2013). A heavy connected retro script.
- Mount (2012).
- MAWNS Graffiti (2010) and MAWNS Serif (2010)
- MAWNS Handwriting (2010).
- Made With B (2011, sketched face).
- Mardian (2012). A calligraphic tattoo script done with Vicky Mardian.
- Markera (2011, marker pen family)
- Many Weatz (2011)
- Mawns Rock (2011)
- Monoment (2011). A fat upright connected script.
- Monosphere (2012-2016). A futuristic monospaced typeface.
- Myteri Tattoo (2021) and Myteri Script (2021: a calligraphic script).
- Nacinth (2020). A script.
- Nino Script (2018). A tattoo font.
- Nobella (2021). A retro baseball script.
- Normale (2014). A set of distressed typewriter fonts.
- Notera (2014). A connected handwriting font. Followed by Notera 2 in 2018.
- Odenburgh (2020). A medieval calligraphic typeface.
- Optien (2011, techno face)
- Ordinatum (2011, a severe sans).
- Original Black (2021). A fat blackletter typeface.
- Ornamental Versals (2011, ornamental caps)
- Painter (2016). A sign painting script.
- Patched (2021).
- Pennybridge 1563 (2010, blackletter)
- Pharmount (2014). A calligraphic connected script.
- Phraell (2013). A great italic formal calligraphic script with optional swashes.
- Pigeon (2016).
- Pineapple (2012).
- Plates Napery (2015).
- Plicata (2016).
- Pligo (2016). A balloon or cartoon font.
- Preside (2017).
- Prime Script (2012).
- Prognostic (2011)
- Qaskin (2015). A semi-formal connected script typeface with Black and White (outlined) styles.
- Qhuman (2021). A 6-style Victorian serif.
- Qraxy (2016). Quache Variable (2020) and Quache (2020). A 28-style flexible sans family.
- Querino Sans (2019). A very bold sans. Followed by Querino Script (2019).
- Quickier Pro (2012). A swashy calligraphic script face.
- Quincho Script (2016).
- Quintal Script (2021). A retro signage font.
- R-2014 (2011, LED face).
- Rabento (2021). A 6-style condensed display slab serif.
- Race Fever Pro (2015, in Brush and Pen versions) and Race Fever Brush (2015).
- Radio 187.5 (2010, techno family)
- Rakoon (2014). A creamy ultra-fat upright script. Followed by Rough Rakoon in 2016.
- Rangly (2017-2018). A paint roll font.
- Raspberry Script (2017).
- Recorda Script (2013). A formal calligraphic script.
- Reditum (2014). A decorative script.
- Reeler (2014, with Noah Kinard).
- Remachine Script (2013). Retro signage script. In 2020, Mans added Remachine Script Arabic.
- Respective (2011, calligraphic script, +Swashes).
- Respondent (2021). A script.
- Rider (2011, a 30-style "versal" sans family)
- Ringer (circle and arc-based sans)
- Ristella (2017). A baseball script.
- Rodrigues (2021). A script typeface.
- Roona Sans (2018: modernist and organic curves).
- Ropest (2018). A rope font.
- Roskrift (2011, calligraphic; + Roskrift Clean).
- Rougant (2021). An organic display font.
- Roughen (2020).
- Rurable (2015).
- Ruthless Wreckin (graffiti typefaces), Ruthless Drippin' (dripping paint family)
- Safir Script (2016). A fat baseball script.
- Saker Sans (2017).
- San Andre (2021) and San Andreas (2021), the free version. A baseball script.
- Santa Claus (2019). A blackletter typeface, accompanied by Santa Claus Deco, a snow crystal font.
- Scantype (2016).
- Sculptor's Hand (2011, connected chancery hand)
- Second Lyrics (2011, Treefrog-style handwriting)
- Sequal (2020). Graffiti style.
- Sicret (2020) and Sicret Mono (2020). An all caps family.
- Servin' for Salute (2011)
- Shaded Larch (2016).
- Sharpe (2019). A sharp-edged high-contrast serif typeface family. See also Sharpe Variable (2020).
- Shenandoah (flowing signage script).
- Shimes (2015).
- Shipped Goods (2011). A copperplate calligraphic script.
- Shortbrush (2011)
- Signerica (2011, connected flowing hand)
- Sketchica (2011, sketchy face)
- Skyzhi (2016). An advertising headline typeface.
- Society Editor (2013, connected script).
- Snacker Comic (2013).
- Snowstreet (2013, an octagonal typeface) and Snowy (2013).
- Some Weatz (2011, calligraphic, copperplate; +Swashes)
- Sonika (2018).
- South African (2014). A movie poster brush typeface.
- Southern Aire (2013, connected script face).
- Specify (2016). A 40-style sans family. Download, free for personal use.
- Spoken (2019). A graffiti font.
- Sponger (2021). In the VAG Round genre.
- Square Worm (2011)
- Stackyard (2015). A script.
- Stainy (2013). A signage script.
- Starella Script (2019) and Starella Tattoo (2019).
- Starge (2019).
- Starkey (2020).
- Stormland (2021). A wide monoplinear sans.
- Stormline (2021). All caps, wide and outlined.
- Strawberry Script (2017).
- String Lines (2018).
- Stroke Dimension (2011). A 3d typeface.
- Struck Base (2021). A baseball script.
- Suecos Locos (2011---yummy!).
- Sultan Cafe (2014). An interlocking poster typeface.
- Sunny Sam (2020). A script typeface.
- Sverige Script (2012). Calligraphic wedding font.
- Tall Casat (2018).
- Tamoro Script (2014).
- Taylor Hand (2020). A signature script.
- Tevegraphy (2011, elliptical)
- The Hills (2017).
- The World is Yours (2011, quaint)
- Throwupz (2011)
- Toley Hand (2019).
- Tipbrush Script (2011).
- Tomino (2016).
- Top Comic (2013). A very fat cartoon bubble face.
- Treehouse (2011, upright connected script; +Snowhouse for a snow-covered version)
- Tusch Touch 1 (2011)
- Two and Three (2011: a tattoo parlor blackletter family)
- Typographic Onedalism (2011, graffiti simulation face).
- Undergone (2014). Decorative and calligraphic.
- Unthrift (2015). A pen script.
- Vacer Sans and Vacer Serif (2016). The latter is a slab serif.
- Validity Script (2020, with Misti Hammers).
- Ventography (2013). A bold signage script.
- Vinho De Amora (2021). A vintage all caps wedge serif and a stencil version.
- Waiter (2017).
- Walk Da Walk One
- Wandals (2018). A graffiti font.
- Wankstaberg Battles (2010, a tall fat script)
- White Dream (2021). A retro script.
- White Larch (2016). A connected script typeface.
- Wholecar (2021). An unerground train graffiti typeface family.
- Wild Growth (2011).
- Wildline (2021).
- Winfield Script (2019).
- World Series (2021). A baseball script.
- Xtreem (2012) and Xtreem2 (2014).
- Yanty, Yanty Big, Yanty Script, and Yanty Script Big (2012).
- Yaquote Script (2014).
- Yaty (2019).
- Yoghurt (2011).
- Zoney (2021).
View Mans Grebäck's typefaces.
Abstract Fonts link. Fontspace link. MyFonts link. Another URL. Dafont link. Klingspor link. Buy fonts directly from Måns Grebäck. Old URL. [Google]
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Californian designer of the bilined constructivist typeface Comrad Viet (2011). [Google]
Student at UWE Bristol in the UK. FontStructor who made the constructivist typeface Beat The Whites With The Red Wedge (2010). [Google]
Ashliegh Wick's school project at Sunderland University in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, was an unnamed constructivist typeface (2013). [Google]
Canadian art student, b. 1989. Designer of the constructivist fonts Truth and Real Truth (2009), both named after Pravda. Fonts2u link. [Google]
Ata Syed (Karachi, Pakistan) has a dual identity at FontStruct, where he is one of the most prolific contributors. He is known there as thalamic and as minimum. Behance link.
Typefaces made in in 2008 as thalamic: Hello (connected upright script), Epilogie (blocks), WimSoft (+U/C), Chunk Chip, Konstruct (Russian constructivism face), Sensei Says, FS Tributary, Twotype Font, Urge (fat octagonal), Subliminal, FS United One, The Game of Type, Anaximander Zooom!, Corrupt and Corrupt Ed (piano key stencil fonts), Blueprint, Monomum, Synergy, Insert Coin Italic, Write I Careful, Write I Casual, Write I Dump, Loop UC, Loop LC, Emergic, Prick!, Insert Coins Pixels, Retro Electro, Bubble Lab IJ, Bubble Lab Bang, A Needle Pulling Thread, Send, Scan (IBM logo look), Intermittent and Intermittent Sans (stencil typefaces), Melt x DR and Melt x tDR (dot matrix), Oval x DR and Oval x tDR (original design by theDesignersRepublic for Issey Miyake), On Grid, Indigo (almost blackletter), orange_2 (dot matrix), Scan (horizontal stripes), Bass, Grape (simple pixel face), Nachahmung and Nachahmung Block (fat and extra condensed, Wim Crouwel simulation typefaces), Nachahmung Block Serif, Conjunction, Interjection, Is It, Sangular (nice experiment), Anonon (nails in square letters), Purple and Purple Very (slab serif headline typefaces, pixelized), Arc Echo (biline and strutted), The Question (a fantastic 3d paper fold imitation face), FS Minimal (a fantastic ultra fat decorative face), FS FontStructor, Vibrant (multiline labyrinthine or op-art face), Writ (upright pixel script), Castor, Ooki (octagonal), Industrial, The I Flat, The I, Indiscrete, Analog (connected script), Dent (mechanical), Digital (connected script), Hello Hello, and Sensei Says.
In 2009, he made Clone It, Entwined, C64, Helix, Fontsration, Bent, Stripe Zoo, Dull, Indent (stencil), Quartertined (kitchen tile), Firox, Orfix, A Priori, Ignore, Confused, S-Ookii, Ookii (octagonal), Very Becoming, Crisis Averted, Crisis (neat bold octagonal face), Penmanship, Up All Night, Sleep All Dayi, Chunk Chip, Grayletter (upright script), Soso, Mostly Harmless (textured face), Etched, La Cross, Twotype, Etched Bare, Aught (One, Two, Three), as: Inflate (Pop, Pfft, Puff, Poof), Istic, Very Becoming, Ignore, Ought, Balance, Broken, Dry Flat (dot matrix), La Cross, Etched (+Bare), Fontsration (+Refined: multilined beauties), FS Institutional (fat multiline face), FS Industrial, FS Pixelayers.
Additions in 2010 as thalamic: fs Section, fs Reboot, fs Easy DNA Auto Stencil, fs Institutional (+Ho, +Elements), fs Quartertined, fs Stencil 2.0, fs Rivet, fs Intaglish, fs Dumb Italic, fs Loop Gap, fs GoTeam (stencil), fs ITilic, fs Kerplunk (Startrek face), fs Dumb Italic, fs Ribbon, fs Beringer, fs Ooki Woodcut, fs Croissant (stencil), fs 45 (octagonal stencil), fsXO, fs Pipe, fs Confused Less.
Fonts from 2011 as thalamic: fs Xenon (a paperclip face), fs Instant, fs Twist, fs WIP (blackletter), fs Sparc, fs Reboot (texture face), fs Pod, fs Flute Tune, fs Special, fs Watch Out (stencil), fs Etched Nyle (labyrinthine face), fs No Kerning Required (2011, connected upright script).
Creations in 2012 as thalamic: fs Flip, fs Mom, fs Noise, fs Noise II, fs Junk, fs You Are Here, fs Flash (outlined), FS Easy Too (paperclip face), FS Strict, FS Fix, fs in three (octagonal stencil face), fs Single, fs Wakarimasen, fs r-failed (white on black), fs Permutation X, fs Pan Am, fs Institutional, fs Institutional 2, fs Chunky (counterless), fs Grayletter (textured face), fsXply (op-art).
Creations in 2013 as thalamic: fs So Not Right, fs Grid Urdu (pixel face), fs Not So Right, fs Six Sticks, fs Half (octagonal family), fs Bored, fs Make it Happen, fs Salvage, fs To Be Discarded, fs Connect (stencil), fs Whomp, fs Praxis, fs Fez (3d face), fs Input, fsTramp, fs Five Alive, fs Hote-Zyd (labyrinthine), fs Patterns (Layers, Quarters), fs Five Alive (origami font), fs Go To Sleep (retro speed font), fs Vaerktoj (inspired by the brand identity of Hoejmark Cycles), fs Permutation B, fs Jester, fs Permutation XII (op-art), fs Insatiable, fs Electronic, fs Carbon (a nice chequered face), fs When We Were Young (multiline typeface), fs Shogun Tiny (a lined kitchen tile typeface), fs Optical, fs When We Were Young (multilined), fs Slate, fs Shogun (gridded), fs Iie (+Filled), fs Blocky (dot matrix), fs Thalamic.
Creations in 2014 as thalamic: fs Perhaps, fs Perhaps Perhaps, fs Stability (Turmoil, Flux), fs Industrial (an artsy fat dot matrix face), fs Rehash, fs Ah, fs Curly, fs So, fs Flint, fs ICK (blackboard bold style), fs Wiggle, fs Grid, fs Ah.
Creations from 2015 as thalamic: fs B-Chain (bike chain font), fs Risque (art deco), fs Squangular (Impair, Square, Flair, Pair), fs Oval, fs MIP, fs Flower (kitchen tile face).
Creations as minimum: fs Chips (2014), fs Oh (2014, piano key style), fs Stack (2014, +Overflow), fs llljjj (2014), fs Turn Off The Sun (2014, beveled), fs Zag (2013 textured), fs Zig (2013, textured), fs Mullions (2013), fs The Italic (2013), Gridlock (2009), Mingle Minx (2009), Mingle Co (2009), Mingle (2009, gridded letters), Bevel (2009, 3d beveled family), illiij (2009, multiline family), m.ove.r (2009, multiline family), Grayscale (2009, multiline family), fs Cubed (2010, 3d-face), Bas Relief (2009, 3d face), Silver (2009, 3d face), Tin (2009), Lead (2009), Bevel (2009), Bevel Just (2009), Bevel Just Shadowed (2009), Ceci n'est pas une vague (2009), A Fault in Reality (2009, optical effect font), Blit Slash (2009, experimental), Blit Hack (2009), Dot Dot Hex (2009), Super Black (2009), fs Overlap (2010), fs Fabric (2010, texture font), fs Original (2010), fs Ink Blot (2010), fs Dots and Dashes (2010), fs I Square (2010), fs Squared Up (2010), fs Super Black (2010), fs Unoriginal (2010), fs Minimum (2010, geometric stencil face), fs Pin and Thread (2010, stitching face), fs Shade (2012, 3d face).
FontStructions from 2011: fs Perpetual (dotted line face), fs Slither, fs No Escape, fs Prompt (a DNA-inspired biochemical lab face), fs Plus H (horizontally striped face), fs Arc Test 2:2 (a modular blackboard bold face), fs V Simple (2010, textured face), fs Instant, fs Permutation V, fs Rehash Monoic (labyrinthine), fs Meta (texture face), fs Scroll, fs Scroll Not (stencil).
FontStructions from 2012: fs Translucent (a texture face), fs Bank, fs Shade, fs Confined (white on black), fs Institutional (+Vo, +HeVe, +Ho, +He, +Ve: texture typefaces), fs Bang, fs Random (textured face), fs Random Pattern, fs Lead, fs Tin, fs Silver, fs Tungsten.
Klingspor link. Abstract Fonts link. Behance link. [Google]
Plovdiv, Bulgaria-based designer of the socialist typeface Kosmos (2015). Behance link. [Google]
For her project at FADU / UBA in Buenos Aires, Aye Maiocchi designed Constructivism (2019). [Google]
Ayi Studio (Mexico City) published the constructivist typeface family Alek Rodchenko (by Miguel Angel Padrinan Alba and Victor Manuel Flores Lopez), Ayi Dingbats (arrows, emoji, geometric and symbols dingbat font set by Miguel Angel Padrinan Alba) and Fideo (ornaments, dividers and arrows, by Miguel Angel Padrinan Alba) in 2016.
Typefaces from 2017: Pixa Circle, Pixa Square (pixel typeface family), Ayi Dingbats. Behance link. Home page. [Google]
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 specialized 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:
FontShop link. Klingspor link.
View Bob Alonso's typefaces. View the BA Graphics typeface collection. An alphabetic listing of Alonso's typefaces. [Google]
Baltimore Type Foundry (or: Baltotype)
[Herbert F. Czarnowsky]
Also known as Fielding Lucas, Jr., Lucas Bros., H.L. Pelouze&Son, and Chas. J. Cary&Co. Specimen may be found in Convenient Specimen Book of Type, Rules, Borders, and Electrotype Cuts from the Baltimore Type Foundry (Baltimore: Chas. J. Cary&Co., 1888. Banta Book of Types&Typographical Tips. Menasha: George Banta, 1961). The company existed until well into the 20th century, and published a catalog as late as 1957 called Type and Rule Catalogue 13, Baltotype.
A selected list of typefaces:
- Airport Gothic: Turista Gorda NF (2009, Nick Curtis) is based on Baltimore Type Foundry's Airport Tourist which in turn used ideas from Renner's 1932 typeface Futura Display. Mc McGrew on Airport Gothic: Most of this series is the first American copy of Futura, which originated in Germany in 1927, designed by Paul Renner for Bauer. One source says it was cut from original Futura drawings, smuggled out of that country, but it seems more likely that matrices were made by electrotyping the imported type. An extrabold weight, Airport Black, was cut by Baltimore about 1943; information on this cutting is scarce and contradictory- one account says it was designed by Bill Stremic or Bill Blakefield, another that it was designed by Carl Hupie (or Hooper), and cut by Herman Schnoor. There is also Airport Black Condensed Title and Airport Broad. The latter is a modification of Airport Black, cut 50 percent wider on the pantagraph by Herman Schnoor. Baltimore later cast some of its Airport series from Monotype Twentieth Century matrices, and in a few cases listed both series. Airport Relief, Baltimore 299, is English Monotype Gill Sans Cameo Ruled, while Airport Tourist, Baltimore 602, is Futura Display, cast from electrotype mats of the German foundry type.
- Baltimore Script (1955). Mac McGrew: Baltimore Script is a fancy style designed by Tommy Thompson and cut by George Battee for Baltimore Type in 1955. The lowercase follows the general style of a script letter hand-written with a broad pen, although the inclination is slight and the letters don't quite connect. Capitals are flourished. It is suitable for stationery, announcements, and greeting cards, but its range of small sizes is hardly enough for advertising use.
- Mac McGrew: Czarin and Czarin Title were produced by Baltimore Type&Composition Corporation about 1948, the name being derived from the Czarnowsky family which owned the foundry. Czarin Title, issued first, is a copy of Offenbach Medium, a set of pen-drawn capitals designed by Rudolf Koch about 1935 for the Klingspor foundry in Germany. Czarin has minor changes in a few characters, but adds a lowercase, designed by Edwin W. Shaar, that is substantially different from that of Steel, the cap-and-lowercase version of Offenbach. The new lowercase harmonizes well with the capitals, and makes a handsome appearance. Compare Lydian. Footnote: McGrew spelled the name of the owner as Czarnowski. Irene Traeger, the granddaughter of Herbert F. Czarnowsky, pointed out the incorrect spelling to me.
- Mac McGrew: Elegante is a decorative, nearly monotone typeface cut by George Battee for Baltimore Type, after the German typeface Sensation of 1913, from Foundry Heinrich Hoffmeister. It is upright, with flourished caps and loops on some of the ascenders and descenders, and is suitable particularly for announcements and personal stationery. Compare Greeting Monotone.
- Mac McGrew: Emperor is a 1957 adaptation by Baltimore Type of Wide Latin which was cut by Stephenson Blake in England and related to nineteenth-century typefaces under other names. However, this Baltimore Type version has been modified and resized, and is less successful due to excess space between letters (although not as much as in the specimen shown here, which is letterspaced). Emperor was originally shown as Imperial.
- Their geometric series from 1884 became famous, and was often imitated. HiH created two font families based on it: Teutonia (2007) and Baltimore Geometric (2008, a revival of Antique Geometric by Baltimore Type Foundry, 1883). HiH writes: Roos&Junge of Offenbach am Main in Germany produced Teutonia in a "back-to-basics" effort that has seen many quite similar attempts in the field of topography. In 1883, Baltimore Type Foundry released its Geometric series. In 1910, Geza Farago in Budapest used a similar letter design on a Tungsram light bulb poster. In 1919 Theo van Doesburg, a founder with Mondrian and others of the De Stijl movement, designed an alphabet using rectangles only -- no diagonals. In 1923 Joost Schmidt at Bauhaus in Weimar took the same approach for a Constructivist exhibit poster. The 1996 Agfatype Collection catalog lists a Geometric in light, bold and italic that is very close to the old Baltimore version. Even though none of these designs took the world by storm, they all made a contribution to our understanding of letterforms and how we use them.
- Mac McGrew: Greco Bold and Italic are Spanish typefaces of the mid-1920s. They are very heavy, with long ascenders and small x-height, and have a hand-lettered appearance. Linotype Vulcan (q.v.) is equivalent. National Matrix&Type Co. in Baltimore, one of several independent companies which made matrices for the popular casting machines, offered Greco Bold in 1929 as its series 100; this was the source of Baltimore Type's mats, but Baltimore and some other sources cast Greco Bold and Italic as series 326-3261. These numbers have not been found in Monotype literature; perhaps another independent source also made mats. Notice the figures, which are termed hanging or old style, although they do not follow the usual form. However, taller 1, 2, and 0 are also available to convert the set to lining figurees. Compare Hess Monoblack. Greco Adornado, an ornamented version, has also been imported.
- Mac McGrew: Homewood is a recutting by Baltimore Type of Metropolis Lined, a German typeface of the 1930s. It was made from a large size of Metropolis Bold, with the fine white lines cut in, and differs from the original in minor details of the curves. Other sizes were cut by pantagraph and do not necessarily match original sizes.
- IBM Executive Modern, a typewriter type.
- Mac McGrew: Mademoiselle was designed by Tommy Thompson in 1953 as a display typeface for Mademoiselle magazine. It was cut by Herman Schnoor at Baltimore Type, which also offered fonts for general sale. It is a delicate, narrow modern roman, with long ascenders and short descenders, rather loosely fitted, and works well for display with transitional text typefaces such as Bulmer and Scotch Roman. Both lining and oldstyle figures are provided, along with several pointing hands as shown.
- Tourist Extra Condensed. Turista Flaca NF (2009, Nick Curtis) is based on Tourist Extra Condensed. McGrew: Tourist Extra Condensed of Baltimore Type is a copy of Phenix (q.v.) in 24- to 48-point sizes, and is Jefferson Gothic (q.v.) in larger sizes. Phenix is a 1935 ATF typeface by Morris Fuller Benton.
- Mac McGrew: Trend is a brush-lettered typeface cut by Baltimore in 1953. It is very similar to Dom Casual (q.v.), but has a slight back slant.
- Mac McGrew: Trylon as made by Baltimore Type was a 1949 copy of Stephenson Blake's Playbill (see Imports in Appendix), but Trylon Shaded and Trylon Shaded Oblique were designed and cut by George Battee of the Baltimore foundry. The solid version has lowercase in some sizes; it is somewhat similar to P. T. Barnum, with greatly exaggerated horizontal strokes and serifs at top and bottom, but is heavier and narrower. The Shaded versions are more properly outlines of the same design, with a small shadow effect at the top (which is unusual) and right of each letter, but without lowercase.
- Mac McGrew: Vernen is essentially a copy of Huxley Vertical (q.v.), but omitting the round characters AKMNWY and using the alternate pointed characters instead. In addition, the slight extensions of cross strokes to the left of stems have been omitted, and a few other characters have been redrawn. It was offered by Baltimore in 1953.
- Mc McGrew: Vista is a very wide square-serif face, cut by Baltimore Type in 1956. It is said to be a pantagraphic modification of Hellenic Wide from Bauer in Germany; actually it does not match that typeface in details, though it has the same general effect.
- Mac McGrew: Wide Line Gothic is a creation of Herman Schnoor for Baltimore Type, modified by pantagraph from Philadelphia Lining Gothic, increasing the width by about 50 percent. The flat sides of round letters. acceptable in the moderately condensed original, make awkward shapes in this extended version. Compare Franklin Gothic Wide, Tempo Black Extended.
- Among the wood types, we have Oak Leaf (1832, ornamental caps).
Rich Hopkins, a printing historian, acquired Baltotype ca. 1993. Based on drawings from the 1950s in the Baltotype material, Miranda Roth at P22 designed LTC Athena, a narrow art deco typeface, in 2013. [Google]
Parisian designer of the constructivist Kodage (2017), the rounded sans typeface Polaire (2017) and the prismatic typeface Linenn (2017). [Google]
German foundry that had some free offerings by Berlin-based graphic designer, typographer and illustrator, Helge Barske. In 2001, he made Dirty Bitch, Kombuese, Badfag, Gogogogo, Kloezzler, Klozzbats, Krossklozz, Mahoney, Pixelplastique, Plastiquekingdom, Sinner (constructivist), Snowbats, Stanzefett, Suplex. Several dot matrix and pixel fonts. The fonts typically had no punctuation though. At some point, the free font pages disappeared. KingConvex (2009, hairline) was shown at Behance. Schneusel Sans (2010) is a soft octagonal face.
Klingspor link. Fontspace link. Dafont link. [Google]
Creator of the techno typeface Ides of Jade (2015), the constructivist typeface Rust (2014, FontStruct) and the crayon typeface Scratch (2014). [Google]
French designer of these free typefaces that can be downloaded at Dafont:
- Stencil category: Game Plan (2011), Karen Stencil (2011), Fine Stencil (2011), Stencil Gothic (2011).
- Constructivist: Konstructiv (2011).
- Handprinted or marker fonts: Andi (2014), Dker Finepoint (2011), Dker Feltpen (2011), Dker Poster (2011).
- Grunge: Aerial Demented (2011).
- Shadow face: Oh Jay (2011).
- 3d face: Bleuck (2011).
- Geometric experimental typefaces: Rondie (2011), Again (2011), Kawai Desu (2011), Modular Tkno (2011), Modern Plate (2012).
- Upright connected script: Bellefine (2011).
- 3D Simulation face: Bonus (2011).
- Tuscan: De Flandre (2012).
- Experimental: Comic Tragedy (2013), Scan Me (2011), Jizz Mass (2011, a gooey play on snow cover at Xmas...).
- Ransom note typefaces: Weird Cuts (2012).
- Arts and Crafts: Home Square (2012).
- Other: Flea Market (2013), Computer Aid (2016).
Bjarke Nøhr Kristensen
During his studies at the School of Visual Communication, Haderslev, Denmark, Bjarke Nøhr Kristensen created the squarish techno almost constructivist typeface Ambolt (2014). [Google]
Blank is The New Black
[Thomas Johnson Quinn]
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).
Klingspor link. Behance link. Newer Behance link. Creative Market link. [Google]
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 made by Dogu Kaya, include Five Pixel (2011), Type02 (2015, constructivist), Type03 (2015, constructivist stencil), and Kollektif (2015, a free low-contrast geometric sans).
Dogu Kaya is a graphic designer in Istanbul, Turkey, who created Oh My Gosh (2011, fat octagonal), Fil (2011, sans display face), Five Pixel (free), Kasa (octagonal and monospaced, seemingly for computer programs), Rounded (a monospaced face), and Horoz Unicase in 2011. In 2015, he created the free geometric sans typeface family Kollektif.
Behance link. Behance link fr Dogu Kaya. [Google]
Brandon A. Smith
Designer of the constructivist typeface Hammered (2009). [Google]
Tobias Baggemann (Breitenlauf) is a German graphic and type designer. He designed Construct (2011, contructivist).
Klingspor link. [Google]
Raised in Atlanta, Brian earned his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from MICA in Baltimore, MD. He currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. He is an alumnus of Milton Glaser's Summer Program and a founding member of The Children's Publishing Design Forum. A designer, artist and illustrator recognized by many awards, Brian designed these art-historical typefaces in 2014:
- Dada Tank: A condensed, rounded display typeface with a curious combination of thick and thin strokes designed. The alphabet was extrapolated from the title lettering on Dragan Aleksic's International Dada review (1922).
- Irradiador: The heavy rectangle almost constructivist alphabets were extrapolated from the title lettering of Fermín Revueltas's 1923 journal which was a major early voice for the Mexican avant-garde movement called Estridentismo. It features two full alphabets of uppercase characters and common accents with eighteen ligatures between them.
- Say So: Created in response to Robert Rauschenberg's This is a portrait of Iris Clert if I say so. It features full sets of uppercase and lowercase characters, numbers, punctuation, and symbols. All of the characters are a portrait of Iris Clert.
In 2018, Brian LaRossa and Erica Carras co-designed the Bauhaus typeface Staatliches. The alphabet revives and extends Herbert Bayer's title lettering on the cover of the first Bauhaus exhibition catalogue from 1923. It features full sets of capitals, numbers, punctuation, and symbols, in addition to alternate widths, discretionary ligatures, and common Latin accents. Staatliches is free at Google Fonts. [Google]
Brody Fonts (was: Brody Associates, Research Studios, Research Arts UK)
Neville Brody (b. 1957, North London) is a famous graphic designer who has influenced the practice of design in the 1990s. He created record covers, did magazine design and was art director for projects for companies like Christian Dior, Nike, and the BBC. His company was first called Research Studios, and then morphed into Brody Associates. In 2018, Brody joined Type Network with a new foundry, Brody Fonts.
Largely focused on typography, Brody has been at the forefront of many developments in type culture, from his hand-drawn headlines for The Face magazine and experimental typographic platform FUSE to global fonts for Coca-Cola, Samsung, and Channel4. Iconic posters by him include the Tyson vs Tubs Tokyo poster from 1988. Check also Pat Tmhu's Brody-style Weather Forecast poster (2012). Other people working on Brody's original site include Mike Williams and Simon Staines.
His early type was experimental, and was collected under the name FUSE fonts. Direct access. He did the following FUSE fonts: in FUSE 1, he started with the experimental font State; in FUSE 5, he published Virtual; at FUSE 6, he published Code; at FUSE 7, he drew Crash (Regular and Cameo); in FUSE 8, he showed us Religion (Order, Obidience, Loss of Faith); at FUSE 9, he did F-AutoSuggestion (1994); in FUSE 11, he published Peep, a font only showing parts of letters; in FUSE 13, Ritual, in FUSE 14, CyberStatic, in FUSE 15, F-City Avenue (1997), in FUSE 16, GeneticsSecond Generation, in FUSE 17, Echo Downloaded, Page Three, in FUSE 18, Lies.
Born in 1957 in London, his fonts include FF Autotrace (1994, a sans family progressively distorted by Fontographer's autotrace feature), F Cyber Static (1997, letters based on layered sequences of halftone dots), Arcadia (1990), Industria (1990, readapted in 2012 by Yautja into the free font Instrumenta), Insignia (1990), Blur (1991; FF Blur is from 1992; see poster by Dario Dezfuli Rello), FF Pop (1991, a rectagular font originally made for a German music TV program), FF Dirty (1994), Gothic (1991), Harlem (1991).
In 1993, Neville Brody published the poster font family FF World (FontFont), which used his lettering from his Tyson versus Tubbs Tokyo match poster (1988). This became a free web font in 2010 over at FontFont under the name FF World Wide Web.
In 2006, Neville Brody published Times Modern, designed for The Times. The press release states: The new typeface, called "Times Modern", encapsulates the paper's heritage while adapting to the demands of the new compact format. Like The Times' previous typeface, Times Classic, Times Modern has been designed as a bespoke type family. The Times is the only newspaper to create and use bespoke fonts, all other UK newspapers purchase ready-to-use fonts. The project has been led by Ben Preston, Deputy Editor of The Times, in partnership with Neville Brody, formerly art director of The Face, and lead designer on Actuel, City Limits and Arena magazines. Brody also worked on the redesign of Times2 in 2005. Collaborating with Neville is lead designer Jon Hill supported by Research Studios' Luke Prowse. Jon has worked on many large editorial projects, including the design of supplements for The Guardian, the redesign of Swiss newspaper Le Temps and UK business-to-business magazine Media Week. Twenty-three year old Prowse has created the new Times Modern headline font for the newspaper. That press release has been blasted by the typophiles for being plainly wrong ("The Times is the only newspaper to create and use bespoke fonts, all other UK newspapers purchase ready-to-use fonts." What, and how about The Guardian, for example?) and disrespectful of its designers (you really have to dig through it to learn that Luke Prowse actually did the type work).
And controversy keeps following Neville Brody: in 2009, New Deal, a constructivist typeface, was made for the Micheal Mann film "Public Enemies", starring Johnny Depp and Christian Bale. The bloggers comment that the type is "rubbish" (sic), and that others such as Chank beat him to this type style.
In 2012, Research Studios published Vetena (HypeForType).
For FIFA's World Cup in 2014, Neville Brody custom-designed Case Brody for England's Nike kit.
In 2015, Neville Brody designed Horseferry and Chadwick for the new visual identity for UK broadcaster Channel 4.
In 2018, Brody Associates announced their custom font, TCCC Unity, for Coca Cola. It was jointly designed by Neville Brody and Luke Prowse.
The first fonts at Brody Fonts in 2018 are BF Bonn (1989-2018) and BF Buffalo. Neville Brody originally designed the geometric sans BF Bonn for The Boon Ausstellungshalle and the Bundeskunsthalles signage and identity systems in 1989-1991. BF Buffalo (2009-2018) is a soft octagonal punk-meets-sci-fi design debuted as an editorial type in 2009 in Arena Homme Plus. It later appeared as the signature face for London's Anti Design Festival. Brody significantly reworked Buffalo with the help of David Jonathan Ross.
Linotype link. Klingspor link. FontShop link. FontFont link.
Short bio. Check out another biography at FontNet.
View Neville Brody's typefaces. [Google]
Detroit-based designer. He created Tsalagi (2009), a font for Cherokee, but based on the constructivist shapes. [Google]
College Station, TX-based designer of the Texas A&M school project font Visualization (2016), a modular semi-stencil design inspired by Russian constructivism. [Google]
During his studies at the University of Kansas, Caleb Newberg designed the monospaced sans serif typeface Astro in 2012. Still at UK, he created the tweetware constructivist typeface family Headcase (2013). [Google]
FontStructor who made the octagonal / constructivist typeface Jocko Mongo (2013). [Google]
Designer at Union Type of Timura (deconstructivist face). [Google]
Graduate of Universidad de Salamanca. As a design student in Ponteviedra, Spain, Salamanca-based Carlos Liberal designed the display typeface Mordrake (2016) and the constructivist typeface Siberya (2016). [Google]
Keith Tam writes this: "A fellow of the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada and partner/founder of the design firm Trio, Carole Charette recently exhibited her MA thesis project titled Sixx Styles at the Emily Carr Institute of Art&Design in Vancouver. The exhibit consisted of 12 posters created as reinterpretations of six chosen typographic styles in the twentieth century including Constructivism, De Stijl, Bauhaus, New Typography, International Style and New Functionalism. She gave a fascinating lecture at the institute last Monday titled Zeitgeist and Typography, which was a culmination of her academic research on the cultural study of typographic styles in the twentieth century at Université Laval, Québec City. The lecture included two very engaging multimedia presentations." [Google]
Amsterdam-based illustrator and graphic designer. Creator of the constructivist typeface Burn Mosku (2017). [Google]
Designs by Jason Castle from San Rafael, CA, who studied psychology at Dominican University of California. He does custom font design and sells commercial typefaces through MyFonts and FontShop. Blog. These include:
- A: AfrikaBorders, Afrika Motifs, Agency Open (M. F. Benton, 1934, revival Jason Castle), Agency Gothic Inline, Ampersands, Azbuka (2005, a heavy slab serif).
- B: Brasileiro (2007, an art deco face).
- Carisma (2007, a clean geometric sans), Carlos (art deco inspired by Elektra), Castle Fleurons, Chinoise (2008, based on hand lettering that is reminiscent of a style of ancient Chinese square-cut ideograms), Cloister Black, Copperplate Script, Cradley (2015, a Caslon titling family with Greek and Cyrillic, named after the birthplace of William Caslon).
- D: Deko Initials (1993, discontinued in 2007; based on NADA0 drawn in 1972 by Marcia Loeb), Dionisio (2008, didone).
- E: Eden (Bold, Light; originally designed by Robert H. Middleton in 1934).
- F: Fat Freddie, Futura CT and Futura CT Inline (2007, based on Futura ND, but discontinued after only a few weeks).
- G: Goudy Lombardy (Lombardic), GoudyStout, Goudy Text, Goudy Trajan (1994-2010, free; +alternates).
- H: Handsome (2002, nice finger dingbats, aka fists).
- J: Jensen Arabique (left field art deco, based on work of Gustav Jensen, 1933).
- K: Koloss (art deco).
- L: Latin CT (2008, 6 styles), Latin Wide, Laureat, Lise Informal (2008, hand-printed), Lombardy.
- M: Maximilian CS (Rudolf Koch, 1917), Metropolis Bold and Shaded (based on the 1932 Stempel cut as designed by W. Schwerdtner), Minotaur (2008, an original monoline design based on an Oscan votive inscription from the second century BC; looks like simulated Greek).
- N: Norberto (2009, an all-caps Bodoni; +Stencil).
- O: Ogun (2008, inspired by an Egyptian-style Russian block alphabet and useful for athletic lettering; formerly named Azbuka).
- P: Plantain (2002, a digital version of Plantin Adweight, a 1913 typeface by F. H. Pierpont), Plantain Stencil (2009), Progreso (2010, a condensed, unicase, serif gothic type design inspired by the hand-lettering on Russian posters from the 1920s).
- R: Radiant, Radiant Extra Condensed CT (both Radiants are revivals of Roger Middleton's typeface by that name, 1940), Ransahoff (2002, ultra condensed didone), Rudolf (1992, based on Rudolf Koch's German expressionist work such as Neuland).
- S: Samira (2008, art nouveau style; based on Peter Schnorr's Schnorr Gestreckt, from 1898), Shango (1993, based on Schneidler Initials by F.H.E. Schneidler (1936), and including a digital version of Schneidler Cyrillic (1992); extended in 2007 to Shango Gothic and in 2008 to a 3-d shadow version, Shango Chiseled, and in 2009 to Shango Sans), Sculptura (2005, an all caps typeface based on Diethelm's Sculptura from 1957), Sencia (2008, based on Spanish art deco stock certificate lettering from 1941), Sonrisa (2009, art deco family---Sonrisa Thin is free), Standard CT (a neo-grotesque family), Standard CT Stencil (2012: free).
- Tambor (Light, Black, Inline, Adornado) (1992) (note: Jason claims that it was remotely based on Rudolf, which in turn was based on calligraphy of Rudolf Koch), Trio (an art deco sansserif), Trooper Roman (discontinued).
- V: Vincenzo (2008, a slabby didone), Warrior (2009, a 3d font based on Ogun; +Shaded).
- X: Xavier (art deco family based on Ashley Crawford by Ashley Havinden, 1930, revival by Jason Castle in 1992).
- Z: Zagora, Zamenhof (2011: an all caps poster face with constructivist ancestry, named after the inventor of Esperanto), Zuboni Stencil (2009, Latin and Cyrillic, constructivist and perhaps even military).
Klingspor link. Behance link.
View Jason Castle's typefaces. [Google]
[Hiro (or: ashar1802)]
Hanover, PA-based designer of a blocky constructivist font poster in 2016, which is based on a font made using FontStruct. [Google]
Chequered Ink (est. 2015) is a two-man design studio consisting of Daniel Johnston (b. 1993) and Allison James (b. 1991; Allison is a reincarnation of Andrew McCluskey). Their business is based in Bath, England but they currently reside in Newport, Wales. Before 2015, Andrew McCluskey operated as NAL Games. That font collection was merged with Chequered Ink. As of early 2019, they designed 912 fonts, virtually all downloadable at Fontspace. For detailed attributions, we have:
Typefaces from 2015, mostly made with FontStruct: Heartbeat Synchronicity, Sawchain, Man Flu, Ace Adventure, Disco Nectar, Hex Girlfriend, Future Now, Lycra, Rygarde (pixel font), Empire Straight (avant garde caps), Kitty Katastrophe, Gang Wolfik Craze, O.K.Retro, Xxrdcore, the blocky sans serif Horticulture, the modular angular Heartbreaker, Ninja Thing, Fort Brewith, Urgently, Baxter's Slab (heavy octagonal style), Lady Radical (pixel font), Provisionary, Quickfyr, Vermin Vore, Even Stevens.
Typefaces from 2016: Sportscream, Assvssin, Brandsom (ransom note font), BromineCocktail, DestinationMercury, Eviscera, Halloween*Heresy, IReallyReallyReallyReallyReallyReallyLikeFonts, Viadukt, Yetimology, Indocorno, Overdose Sunrise (dry brush), Happy Talk, Camaraderie, Death Hector (sci-fi), Scones And Crossbows, Casual Softcore, Notepads & Roleplay, Order in Chaos, Stencil of Destiny, ViceVersus, Magenta Flow, Prick Habit, Go Faster, BlackboardRovers, Caperput, Chavelite, Lovecraftimus, RawhideRaw2016, SmackLaidethDown2016, SmackLaidethDown2016Oblique, Pelode, The Nineties Called They Want Their Font Back, You Can't Kill Old School, Thoroughbred, Card Shark, Sheeping Dogs, Zen Monolith, The Joy Facade, Cerulean Nights, Pounds of Violence, Altered Quest (octagonal), Thrash Decision (dripping paint font), Afroed Dizzy Yak (handcrafted style), Circulus (octagonal style), 53 Dollars and 92 Cents, Endless Boss Battle (pixel font), Guest Circus Paradiso, Niagaraphobia (sans), Noseblood (squarish italic), Shake Your Plums, The Light Brigade (trekkie font), Beautiful Heartbeat (handcrafted), Poisoned Paradigm (dripping paint font), Development Hell (modular), Energetic Star (stencil), Men Down (display or poster type), Apple Korea (Hangul emulation typeface), Zdyk Capricorn, CQ Mono (a rounded monoline monospaced sans programming font), Pyrsing, Executionist, Mono a Mano (pixel typeface), Toxico, Swiggity (hexagonal), Mono a Mano (pixel font), Dissolved Exchange, Thundercover, Hors d'oeuvres The Garter, Distortion Dos Digital, Acetate, Arcapulse, ChelseaSmile, Headshots, Here&NotFound, IregulaTo, Japers, MidnightsontheShore, RallyBlade, Sothin (a great ultra-condensed squarish typeface), VerminVibes4Helium, 6Cells, DistortionDosAnalogue, SpotMonkey, Summoners, UnderwearProtest (Piano key style), VerminVibes4, Shapeshifters, Puerto Magnifico (Mexican party style font), Zdyk Gemini (intergalactic font), Bones To Your Generic Script Font, Breathe Fire (medieval style), Escalatio (hipster style), Pocket Monka (beatnik style), Jack Frost, Hiruleon, Cfour, CrystalCathedral, DigitalDust (LED font), DotLirium, Griefmachine, KillerCollege, OfMaidsandMen (oriental emulation typeface), Red Dragons, Grimeplex, Iron Amore, Twizzled, ZedSaid, Vermin Vibes, Major League Duty (military stencil), Moist (dripping paint font), Wondertribute, Of the Blue Colour of her Eyes, Anastasia (script).
Typefaces from 2017: Technoma (rounded sans), Gothiqua, Tune Up De Ting, Diary of an 8-bit mage, Night Machine, The Wastes of Space, Nuernberg Messe, Torque Sense, Crevice Stencil, Glitch Slop, Balloonatic, Typist's Pseudonym, Flob Out A Bork, Tumbling Down (grungy), Onomber, Have a Banana (angular style), Not The Far East (oriental simulation font), Electric Shocker, Lady Radical 2 (pixel), AmidVerrion, Basilisk, Beillingsday, Butcher the Baker (a gory brush), CQ-Full-Stretch, Chillit, Diagon, Durmstrong, Embryonoid, Gravedigger, Gridget (gridded), Gridlocked, Hannover-Messe-Sans, Hannover-Messe-Serif (pixel), Ineptic, I Shot the Serif, JesusFrank, Messe Muenchen (slab serif), Ode-to-Idle-Gaming, Punishment (grungy stencil), Rumutocu (squarish), Slitter, Slim Stradiva, Supercarver, Technoma, VitruvianMan, VoiceInMyHead, Riemann Theatre (art deco), The Messenger, Revengeance, Pimlico, North to South, Qui Finn, Oganesson, Xmas Sweater Stitch, Tinsel Christmas, Inky Thin Pixels, Saint Knick Knack, Cookie Cutter Culture, Talking Baseball, Balls of Bastille, Vegan Abattoir, Oxen Crossbow, Thumbs Down, Enter the Harbinger, Im Not Like Most Fonts, We Used To Be Friends, Trendgetter, Strings Theory, Carnival trash, The Life of Flight, Sci Auralieph (rounded sci-fi style), Foreplayer, Pixel or GTFO, Block Stock, Unability, Swore Games (military stencil), Clintwood (Western, spurred), Floral Compass, Skull and Void, Weymouth Ribbon (7 pixel font), Four Mad Dogs, Blaize, Chisholm Heliport, ConfettiWestern, EdgyMarker, Ganymedian, Klein Bottle, LeipzigerMesse, LifeInTheFastLane, Messe-Duesseldorf, MilestoneOutline, Oilrig, QueenofClubs, Peking Assignment, Racetrack-Stencil (trilined typeface), RodentRage, Spoopy Ghost Pixels, SquareRaising, Whisperer, ZdykLibra, Equalize (sci-fi), Helicopta (sci-fi), Saveloy, Hangar Nine, Robo Arriba (a font with Mexican-patterned texture), Clutching Toth, Freestyling Centipede, Idiot Stax, Lorra Lorra Dates (an image font simulated on FontStruct), Rampant, Typingrad (constructivist), Lovesauce (squarish), Scaremonger, Happy Accidents, Aztechno (Mexican Aztec culture emulation typeface), BeastofRage, ComicKhazi, DaisyRoots, DogRough (ink splatter font), Drowsy, FrankfurtMesse-Serif, FrankfurtMesse-Wide, FrontPageSupplement, HipsterHandGrenade, MerrimentHelicopter, OffspringRemorse, PlacktheHanet, RevolutionWillBeHypnotised, SomersetBarnyard, Almond Rocks, Gridking, Rollcage (circle-themed sans), Satire, Some Kinda Madness, Blackletter Buffoonery, Toe the Lineless, Merriment Helicopter, Revolution Will Be Hypnotised, Long Haired Freaky People, Sui Coward, Pirates of Cydonia, Old School Adventures (pixel style), Mersey Cowboy, Disco Everyday Value, Koln Messe-Deutz, Stress Genesis, Vermin Vibesy, Madness Hyperactive, Nebulous Content, Toe The Line, Chunky Felt, Madness Hyperactive, Member Kinglify, Bristol and Bath, Dirty Princess, Modern Bohemian, Chocolate Cavalcade, Capital Clickbait, Frogotype, Ipscrik, Front Page Supplement, Sex Drugs and Fidget Spinners, Pickle Pushing, Thickedy Grunge (crayon font), Knockout Grunge, League of Extraordinary Justice, Thickedy Quick, Avenged for Yourself, Zoon Hoot, Ambidextrose, Thinly Handled, Sketchit Means Sketchit, Return of the Grid, Fierce Brosnan, Chubby Thumbs, Pseudonumb, West End Knights, Cybercrime 2004, Reflecques, Death Knell, Fake News, Zealousy, Aquamarina (rounded sans), Amateur Camcorder, Mighty Squidge, Track & Shield (multilined), Wander Z, Gardenfreude, The Wild Breath of Zelda, Effective Power, Techno Agony, LED Specimen (textured), Projectionist, Splinter Wonderland, Shiny Eyes, Uncopyrightable, Hallowed Grad, Peace and Equality, Steriliser (heavy sans), Electro Shackle, Castforce (titling sans), Butterfly Reflect.
Typefaces from 2018: January Fair, Scared of the Unknown, Teddy Bears, Wicked Jumps, Enter The Grid 2, Chump Change, Take Me Out, Breathe Fire II, Toon Around, Tabloid Scuzzball, The Jjester, Play Pretend, A Friend In Deed, Girlesque, Bumblebear, Joyful Theatre, Snow Deep, Car Lock, Digital Display (an LED font), Game Played, Seldom Scene, The Shape Of Things, Candy Beans, Internal Rainbows, Pride Thusly, Armwarmer, Futuristic Armour, Refresher (dry brush), Brick Shapers, Frostbite Boss, Armed and Traitorous (a rough-edged stencil typeface), Ambystoma Mexixana, The Slug and Lion, Gourmet Hearth, Virtu, Star Doors, Winter Spice Cake, Canvas Bags, Shocking Headline, Tiny Islanders (pixel font), Yumi, Nobody Talks, Finished Sympathy (white on black), One Slice, Somerton Dense, Sunday Afternoon, Close & Open, Another Flight, Kuiper Belt, Platonica, Smoother, Ladders, Cold Warm, Name Smile, Shepherdy, Friend Head, Kevlar Underwear, Scrambled Tofu, Dillydallier, Joy Kim, Office Square, You've Gotta Point, District Four, Scare Arms (grunge), 22 September, Alimony, Xmas Fairy Lights, Segreteria, Leg Hug, Coded Message, Madeleina Sans, Trample Over Beauty, Emerald Grey, Fine Allie, Bottled It, Glee Finder, Pill Anthropic, Achtung! Polizei, Say the Words, Outcome, First In Line, Brain Wants, Green Strand, Die Grinsekatze, Eight Bit Dragon (a pixel typeface), KreepTown, Loudhailer, Progesterone, Insomniax, Quick Fuse, Rowdy Space Pirates, Oestrogen, Whisper Quiet, Zosilla, Construction Lines, Construction Lines, Juxtaposer, Tommi, Under The Weather, Xero's Punishment, Betryal of Mind, Rustic Love Tattoo, Younger Love (heavy octagonal typeface), Gossamer Girls (a pixel font), Dispence, Time Won, Blessings of Babylon, Requires Moonshine, Stroud, Hot Bleb, Nightmare Codehack, Manilla Cellos, Teeny Tiny Pixls, Ava Meridian, Wonders of the Orient, Float The Boat, Cute Zealand, Super Renewables, Lean Foreword, Mister Fisher, Love Nature, Exposure Salary, A Goblin Appears (pixel type), Project H, There Must Be, Charlestoning, Sportsquake, Violet Wasteland (dry brush), Clubbed to Life (sans), Moonwalk Miss, Best Tease, Reach The End (art deco), Slalom, A Grazing Mace, Boomer Tantrum, Disarmer (military stencil), Hell Underwater, Carnival Centenary (Tuscan), Mahalo Brother, Glue Gun, Tyrannothesaurus, Casanova Scotia, Fatherland Faker, Daughter Of A Glitch, Sparkles, Europhonic, Betelgeuze, Goregeous, Supermarketed, All The Way To The Sun, Russia Five, Soccer Scoreboard, Cinqcent, Megan June, Big Old Boldy, 501, Earthshattering, Sheeping Cats, Thousandyard, Closet Dwellers, Clicky Bricks, Painter Decorator, The 27 Club, Adventure ReQuest, Miamagon, Nineteen Ninety Seven, Vermin Verile, Great Attraction, Great Attraction, Zirconia, Oh Beehive (hexagonal), Gofuyo (experimental geometric sans), Wideboy, Im Spiegelland, Battenberg and Custard, Bugfast, Robotic Harlequin, Scouser Ste, Blend Her, Ancient Venusian, Sivereign State (constructivist), Daily Mix 3, Brushstroke Horror, Hellgrazer, Corporation Games (sci-fi), Pride Cometh (dry brush), Squirk (stone cut), Mecklabecka (octagonal), Nineteen Ninety Three (pixel), Dominian (octagonal), Perfectly Together, Super Comic, Nrvsbrkdwn, Bottom Brazil, Don't Delay Act Now, Nu Home, Just My Type, techno at Dusk, Starbirl, Hate Agent, Fool's errand, Bullet Rain, Orchestra of Strings, One Pill Makes You Larger, Interlewd, Fandomonium, Ball Bearing, Jamboree, Hot Thin Roof, No Added Sugar, X Termination, Real Fun Time, Der Neue Spargel, Nineteen Eight Seven (pixel), Bittypix Countdown, Nineteen Ninety Six, Fasterisq, Peekavous, Modest Felt, Im Wunderland, Megarok, Sunk Foal Brother, Skydiver, Chasing Rabbits, Background Noise, Viridian College, Sacred Hertz, Sawyers Whitewash, Brittle, Cupcake Smiles, Machine Gunk, Dubspikes, Onslaughter, Eyes Wide Suicide, Boatycabiners, All Square Now (pixel), Hawking Bowen (octagonal), Style Thief, Tagon (octagonal), Withheld Data (LED font), Dubstep Blackletter, Pixabubble, Hopelelessly in Lurve, Springtime Daydream, Techno Til Dawn, Fluid Lighter, Rush Rush (stencil), Incompetent Landlord, Danger on the Motorway (dot matrix), Hippopotamus Apocalypse (hexagonal), Homunculus, Bittypix Monospace (pixel font), Unicorn Scribbles, Rockout, Truly Madly Dpad, Tincture, Virtual Pet Sans (dot matrix font), How Are You Today (ultra-condensed), Juicebox, Chemical Superior, Organic Teabags, Broadsheet Bubble, Document Two, Slope Opera, Blockbrokers, Off The Haze, Gang Wolfik, Gnorts Mr A, Radiator Falls, Take Me On, Cyberspace Raceway, Rocket Rinder, May We, The Citadels, Life Is Okay, Astrolab, Simple Stitch, Feeding A Moment, Gooseberry Juice, Namso, Rabbit Fire, Texas Drop, Short Xurkit, Maiden Crimes, Hysterix, Introducing Pretentiousness, Lullaby Weight, Slumbers Weight, Vampires, Veal Nerve (a neurotic typeface), Be Kind To Earth, Aardvark Sk8, Ancient Modern Tales (blackletter), Spider Talent (Halloween font), Pooch Doo, Plan G, Rhapsodies (art deco), Lab Pulsar (sci-fi), Hamburg Messe (blackletter), Xide, Scrawling Pad, Bun Ting, Speedeasy, Itty Bity Notebook.
Typefaces from 2019: Hindsight 2020, Provicali, Go Everywhere, Smack Laideth Down 2019, China Fad, Monster Twenty, Into Deep (sci-fi), Mandatory Plaything, Galaxy Girl, San Marino Beach (a shadowed font), Acorn Caravan (a rounded sans stencil), Hairy Beard, Phonograph, Sterelict (futuristic), Egosurf, Bankruptcy, Wayfarer's Toy Box (a pixel font), Fox Cavalier, Heartisan, Modular Amplitude (heavy octagonal, Dolphin with a Massive Shotgun (a glitch font), Jasmine Laslo, Earth Spirit, Nemesis Grant, Daily Mix 4 (an all caps blackboard bold typeface), Uplifting, Ministry of Moron (a heavy sans), Extinction Event, Cut Deep, Q For The Memories, Wozcott, Super Legend Boy (pixelish), Chopsic, Lesotho Beach (octagonal), Illiead, Ten Pin, Isite, Motorstrike, Hwyl Fawr Hello, Undersided, Shut Up and Love Me (shaky letters), Terminal Day, I Am A Designer, Born to Grille (a semi-stencil), Amuse-Bouche, Die Frau, Err Hostess (octagonal), Cthulhu's Calling, Fresh Eaters, Gamma Orionis, Greatsby Gat, Hands Oversaturation (sans), Joy Multiplication, Kotoba, Midnight Champion (an extra tall sans), She Smiles, Read Wharf, Ohno (poster sans), Prodigy Forever (a blood and paint splatter font), Questrian 2 (sans), Nau Sea (squarish), The Macabre, Long Fox, Roll Accurate (stencil), Princess Saves You (pixel font), Clone Machine, Cyberpunk Sealion, Misery Garment, Klimaschutz, Space Obsessed, Serpentire, Squidgy Sweets (fat rounded sans), Yokelvision (fat letters), Coral Colour, None Away From The Moon (counterless), Squidgy Sweets, Yokelvision, Coral Colour, None Away from the Moon, Robot Roc, Figure Things, Gaeilge Kids, FoughtKnight Haymaker, Medical Shape, Revenant (octagonal), Pinch My Ride, Dire Gramme, Assembled from Scratch, Premier 2019 (squarish).
Typefaces from 2020: Hardigan (a titling sans), Petrichor Sublimey, Bardolatry, Star Trebek, Fast Hand (sci-fi), Bonk Robbers, Neuterous, Demoness, Lucid Streams (sci-fi), Fosterama (an elliptical sans), Woman, Shock Mint Fund (octagonal), Milletun (an all caps slab serif), Mille, Vudotronic, Elder Head, Dead Revolution, Charge Off, Asleepytiming, Questrian3, SplendidConfusion, XXIX, Septacharge, Dark Seed, Hawkeye, Dustfine, We Are Survivors, Be A St, Computo Monospace, Dealer Strikes, Zdyk Virgo, Bathrind, Honk, Revamped, Clease Plap, Zdyk Cancer, Cyberway Riders, Memorial Lane, Doubleplus, Ominus (italic), Army Buster (stencil), Tudor Victors (a grungy stencil), Romantic Chemicals, Migraine Machine, Warhead (constructivist), X-Heighting.
Dafont link. Creative Market link. Fontspace link. [Google]
Chris E. Lozos
Graphic designer in Edmonton, Canada, who created the constructivist typeface Baturyn in 2016. This typeface is influenced by industry and revolution. Behance link. [Google]
From the wiki: Constructivism was an artistic and architectural movement that originated in Russia from 1919 onward which rejected the idea of "art for art's sake" in favour of art as a practice directed towards social purposes. Constructivism as an active force lasted until around 1934, having a great deal of effect on developments in the art of the Weimar Republic and elsewhere, before being replaced by Socialist Realism. Its motifs have sporadically recurred in other art movements since. The movement covers almost all graphic and architectural arts, and it was centered around people like Aleksandr Rodchenko (1891-1956). The book designs of Rodchenko, El Lissitzky and others such as Solomon Telingater and Anton Lavinsky were a major inspiration for the work of radical designers in the west, particularly Jan Tschichold. Many constructivists worked on the design of posters for everything from film to political propaganda. The former were best represented by the brightly coloured, geometric jazz-age posters of the Stenberg brothers, and the latter by the agitational photomontage work of Gustav Klutsis and Valentina Kulagina. [Google]
This 20s-30s movement, with lettering and alphabets done by people such as Wladyslaw Strzeminski, Josef Albers, Kurt Schwitters, Jan Tschichold or Herbert Bayer has no decorations, and uses horizontal and vertical edges and arcs of circles make up the shapes. Fonts in this style include ITC Avant Garde, Avenir, Futura, Industria, Insignia, ITC Kabel and some stencil designs. [Google]
Australian designer of New Utopia (2017), a typeface that combines elements of Russian constructivism and the arts and crafts movement. [Google]
Griswold, CT-based designer of the constructivist art deco typeface Constructive Criticism (2016). [Google]
FontStructor who made the constructivist typeface SWAG (2012). [Google]
Niigata, Japan-based designer of Block (2015, a constructivist font), Beens (2015, a soft rounded sans typeface) and Liner (2015, a tall display sans). Behance link. [Google]
Dan M. Zadorozny
Aleksandra and Daniel Mizielińscy are from Warsaw, where they set up Hipopotam. Together, they created the hand-drawn 3d outline typeface Bubol (2011), the hand-printed Cartographer (2011), the grungy caps typeface Mr. Black (2011), the upright connected monoline script typeface Mrs White (2011), and the constructivist typeface Olifant (2011).
In 2012, they added Mr. Brown, Mr. Dog Dog (hilarious animal silhouette typeface), Mr. Robot (an octagonal overlay family that can have shadows), Mr. Tiger (eroded woodsy caps), and Mr. Orange (hand-printed).
Typefaces from 2013: Mr. Dodo, Mrs. Lollipop (a hand-drawn layered type system), Mr Lucky (sketched layered family), Mr. Alex, Mr. Happy (hand-drawn), Mr. Cyrk (checkered letters as seen on clowns and in a circus), Mr. Anteater, Mrs. Ant (comic book text typefaces).
Typefaces from 2016: Mr Dum Dum.
Behance link. Klingspor link. [Google]
Graphic designer in Buenos Aires. Creator of the constructivist typeface simply called Russian Font (2015). [Google]
Or Danila Orlovsky. Student at the Stroganov Moscow State Academy of Applied and Industrial Arts, 2006-2012. Danya (Danila) is the Moscow-based designer of the constructivist version of Didot called Circus Didot (2010, Paratype).
MyFonts link. Behance link. Klingspor link. [Google]
Turkish designer of the pixel typeface Rodchenko 10 (2010), a bitmap revival of its original used by Alexander Rodchenko and other Russian artists during and after Russian revolution. [Google]
London-based designer of the constructivist typeface MI6 (2014). Behance link. [Google]
Montenegro-based designer of a Latin / Cyrillic constructivist typeface that is Inspired by russian folk culture and modern technologies such as QR code. [Google]
Brussels-based designer of the free constructivist typeface Urbanoiz (2016). [Google]
Dundee, Scotland-based designer of the squarish or pixelish typefaces Rusting Robotica (2014, grunge), DigitalDotRoadsign (2014), ElectricButterflies (2014), Mad-Midnight-Marker (2014), Robotastic-Regular (2014), Super Skinny Pixel Bricks (2014), Dupstep Dungeons (2014), Electrobyte (2014), Terrablox (2013), Technomicon (2013), Thinman, Bit Chips and Dubsteptrix in 2013. These were mostly made with the help of FontStruct. Brush typefaces include Scribble Scrawl (2014).
In 2014, he made Creepy Scrawly, Balloon Floats (alphadings), King Dubstepikz. Magic Marbles, Smooth Circular (a circle-based sans), Vampire Raves (fat art deco sans), GoGo Poster Punch (heavy sans caps), Sophisticated Slims, Happy Potatoes, Freaky Paper Cutouts, Absolute Zero (FontStruct), Big Bad Blocks (FontStruct), CheerioOldChap, CrazyInkSplats, Dadiomouse, Da Mad Rave (FontStruct), ExtinctionEvent (FontStruct), FriendlyFeltTips, NeonNanoborg (a neon emulation font made with FontStruct), NightmareInk, NinjaRush (FontStruct), Oilslick, Sandscrape, StretchedElectrons (FontStruct), SyntheticSharps (2014, FontStruct), TowerBlock, Ghostly Prints, Kurly Kyoots.
Typefaces from 2016: Paint Blobs, Chalk Dash, Go Faster Brush, Splay Brush, Cartoon Marker, 3D Hand Drawns, Serial Killers, Thick Marker Talls, Alphabet-Souplings, Barbed-Wires, Cartoon-Inkstrokes, Dot-Stick-Doodles, Jelly-Wobblers, Kiddy-Paints, Taped-Up-Tight, Angular-Anarchy, Balloon-Friends, Bead-Necklace, ChunkyFunks, Circular-Abstracts, Fat-Brush, Inky-Scrawls, Long-Loving-Letters, Prehistoric-Caveman, Volcanic-Dungeon (glaz krak style), Roundy Rainbows, Digital Dreamers, Scifi Adventure, Space Superstars, Slim Thin Pixelettes, Scrapbook Scribblers, Dark Scroll Scripts.
Typefaces from 2017: Marshmallows, Swirltastic, Sweetpaint, Shockers, Cyborg City, Baubles, Funny & Cute, Splatink, Snowblobs, Dear Santa, Paint Brush, Noise Machine (sci-fi), Curvy Thins, Skinny Things, Chublings (fat cartoon font), Snowy Skies, Zombiebites, Skinny Sunbeams, Japanese 3017 (oriental simulation), Robot Crush (squarish), Virtual Rave, Outliners, Christmas Curls, Vector Waves, Signboard, Signup, Signoff, Horrorshow, Mad Meka, Gameshow, Cute Notes, Perfect Princess, Bankjob, Paintling, Spooky Light, Playtime, Stringz, Comictastic, Loveables, Technotot (octagonal), Boss Fight (rough brush), Adorable, Tokyo 2097 (sci-fi), Awesome (beatnik), Knick Knack, Ninja Strike, Fairies (uncial), Wowsers, Funhouse, Sourdough, Love and Romance, Kissy, Ultrathins, Skin and Bones, Skinnymalink, Board Marker, Rockbiter (Flintstone font), Hackattack, Rosegarden, Grungelings, Splatlings, Rush, Sketchalot, Trashtalk, Blobtastics, Madjumbles, Daydreamer, Moonlight, Inkbleeds, MooMoo, Maximum Impact, Boxy Brush, Wibble, Exquisite, Dragonlands, Cut It Out, Inkling (inky font), Shiny Darks, Quirky Thins, Off Kilter, Coarse Fuzz, Scraggly, Flowing Flowers, Zebra Blobs, Shiver, Bare-Bones, Fats Are Good, Fighting Force, Inked-Out, Kid-Marker, Love-Me, Neon Adventure, Quiet Streets, Slice, Scribble Lines, Square Chunks, Da Serif Kid, Squidgy, Crazy Guy, Madhouse, Alien Beasts, Cogs and Bolts (octagonal), Spatial Anomaly, Fun Smiles, Balloonish, Chunky Cheese, Pirate Plunder, Squiggler, Scribble Wire, Quicky Brush, Scratchies, Nerdy Norms, Cartoonlings, Neat Chalk, Spidery (crayon style), Speeding Brush, Super Sketch, Patchwork Stitchings, Skinny Marker, Blob-Toon-Shadows, Brisk-Bristle-Brush, BurntFirewood, Childlike-Blobs, Comical-Cartoon, Drunk-Handwriting, Mad-Stick-Brush, Pipecleaners, Roundish-Toons, Scribbletastic-Brush, Sick-Sketchlings, Sloppy-Paint, Almost-Outlines, Archaic-Asian-Inks (oriental brush font), Brisk-Bristle-Brush, Chunky-Boulder-Outlines, Expressive-Inks, Fast-Flat-Brush, Fat-Wobble-Outlines, Rapid-Inks, Rough-Comic-Outlines, Single-Stroke-Inks, Square-Brush, Swirly-Curly-Inks, Thin Toon Outlines.
Typefaces from 2018: Superfats, Toon Balloon, Comic Queens, Big Black Bear, Mad Hacker (a glitch font), Space Quest, Aliens Among Us, Neon Overdrive, Tech Headlines, Megalopolis X, Neon Vortex (octagonal), Son of a Glitch, Space cadets, House on Mars, Robotronics, Alien Cyborg, Dreamlands, This is the Future, Alien Robot, Zen Os, Speed Freaks, Martian Sunrise, GoGo Hack, Squaresharps, Quirky Robot, Android Assassin, Positrons, Virtual Realm, Robot Reavers, Dark Dimension, Alien Wars, Whimsical Lovelies, Superchunky, Bunny Ears, Sunshiny, Lovehearts, Only Organic, Mars Mission, Alien Android, Angry Android, Baby Blues, Cryogenix, Robot Renegades, Invasion, Reavers, Haunting, Ghastly, Ghost House, Extra Fruity, Blueberry, Gingerbread, Iced Cookies, Turnaround, Chunky Chalk, Chalk About, Raptors, Calamitech, Robot Radicals, Juice Monster, Silky Smooth, Slender Scratch, Super Scratchy, Wide Scratch, Megabomb, Pink Rocket, Nebulari, Solaria, Sunspire, Slimbots, Jumping, Sleeping, Walking, Lovelings, Xenosphere, Lovebuzz, Shadowkingz, Western Wonderment, Sudden Desires, Cookies, Starborn, Slimlines, Solid Grooves, Delicious, Martian Wars (constructivist), Ironworks, Newsflash, Space Madness, Neon Machine, Kings Feast (great fat caps), Casual Caps, Crazy Dots, Splatter Kings, Squidgy Slimes, Ghostz, Android, Casual Friday, Quickly, Quioet Meows, Lovely Serifs, Penelope, Chubby, Fireworks Kid, Fat Cat, Dreamwalks, Cartoons 23, Rise & Shine, Bright & Early, Alien Mushrooms, Monsterz, Digital Dare, Kinda 3D, Flower Powers, Simply Be, Balloon Pops, Heart to Heart, Boardgamers, Cloudheads, Game Over Dude, Roundish, Snake Chan, Cactus Cuties, Veggie Seedlings (monoline handcrafted typeface), Martian Signpost, Forever After, Curved Square, Happy Bomb, Machinations, Super Turnips, Summer Love, Kawaii Stitch, Cutesy Kisses, Toon Cats, Comic Kings, Mushy Love (beatnik style), Patchy Robots, Robot Blocks, Robotica, Kids Stuff, Aine, Begorra, Malarky, Shenanigans, Spring in My Step, Never Surrender, Juicy Fruity, Gorgeous Girls, Knife Princess, Massive Bassline, Jelly Kids, Magic Moons, Fairies Are Real, Super Sweet, Unconditionally, Love The Fonts, Forever, Jelly Donuts, Cute Stitch, Ninja Note, Comic Panels, Love You Angel, Shine With Me, Express Yourself, Superstar, Rave King, I Am Awake, Android 101, Robot Children, Machine Madness, Kissy Hugs, Natural Sugars, Fresh Cream, Planetoid, Asteroid 7337, Zombie Apocalypse, Russian Dollmaker (constructivist), Sunshine Smiles, Sushi Roll, Snowy Sparkles (textured), Lovely Madness (beatnik style), Hello Angel, Dubstep Heroes, Space Crusader, Pixelopolis 9000, Dungeons, Stroketastic, Brushalot, Delicious Doom, Skinny Dipping, Sparkly Hearts, Swirlstory, Circuitboard, Yours Truly, Scawlamajig.
Fonts from 2019: Chinatown Champs (oriental simulation), Modern Machine, Hyper Helix, Alien Mine, Robot World, Future Worlds, Pumpkin King, Vampire Wars, Halloween Treats, Zombie Night, Deadly Cute, School Play, Love The Trees, Moonbase Omega, Japanese Robot, To Japan, Moonlighting, Cyberjunkies (sci-fi), Spotsticks, Chalktastic, Megabot Five, Xen Galaxy (trekkie font), Gorgeous Grafix, Comic Marker Deluxe, Speedy Marker, Maxi Marker, Love Marker, Natural Marker, Juice It Up, Oldschool Tag, Marker, Cutout City, Renegade Moons, Marker Notes, Angelic Child, Natural Toons, Miss Chalkboard, Quirky Cat, Delicious Scrawl, Super Tasty, Patchwork Stitchlings, Neptune Lander, Saturn 3, Supernova, Moonbase Delta (a heavy octagonal typeface), Daydreamers (marker pen font), Marker Notes (marker pen font), Martian Robotiocs (mechanical), Super Sunrise (marker pen font), Space squadron (squarish), Robotronica, Retronoid, Mechacubes, Beyond The Stars, Neon Vampire, Magical Markers, Lovely Notes, Super Toons.
Typefaces from 2020: Cartoon Fun, Robot Z, Scary Horrors, Pumpkin Soup, Halloween Hex, Ultraquick, Killer Bassline, Blackmoon Quest, Toy Box, Alien-Realities, Cyberpunks, GoGo-Poster-2020, Japanese-2020 (oriental emulation), Monster-Mech, Stitchy-Missy, ToyBox.
Typefaces from 2021: Ninja Attack, Squaremaze, Gen Z, Big 500, Drum N Bass, Deadly Advance, Deadman, From Beyond, Alien Skyline, Never Better, Flourish, Dubai Dubstep, Zef Rave. Creative Fabrica link. [Google]
David Fleming Nalle
[Scriptorium (Ragnarok Press, Fontcraft)]
During his graphic design studies in Lyon, France, David Lafourcade created the constructivist typeface Rus 35 (2014), the Trajan typeface Oedipe Antique (2014) and the Fraktur typeface Dornach (2014).
In 2015, he made the crazy arts-and-craftsy typeface Whaye, the geometric script typeface Fibule (which has starter, middle and end glyphs), and the hacker typeface Gaio.
Typefaces from 2016: Aldgate (inspired by London transport signs), Dragonfly, Rallonge (a circle-based typeface designed to be stretched). [Google]
[Komet & Flicker (was: StockBucket)]
Italian designer of Futuro (2016), the sharp-edged typeface Arctic Explorer (2016), the frivolous sci-fi font Sonic Boom (2016), and the constructivist typeface Hammerhead (2016). [Google]
DCO (or: dcoxy medina, or: Atelier Oxydes)
DCO (or: dcoxy medina, or: Atelier Oxydes) is Greg Médina. Atelier Oxydès is located in St Maurice de Cazevieille, France. He specializes in very funny drawings. Creator of these typefaces in 2012: the fun figurine dingbat typefaces called Alien DCO and Warrior DCO, the hilarious typeface dingbat fonts Zombiz and Teubé, Bubbledco, Profilsdco, Ovni (futuristic dingbats), Punkskull DCO (2012), and the kaleidoscopic Formes (2012).
Typefaces from 2013: Felicity (ornaments), Gross Brush (grunge), Dark Forest, Follow The Arrow, Snow for Santa, Eat My Cookie, Cooking Set (dingbats), Florality, Big Bang Comix, Babydoll (geometric monoline sans, with a shadow style), Dirty Macadam, Elegance Two (frames), My Sweet Sunshine, Lucie Mandragore, Pimp My Christmas (dingbats), Magic Kiss, Women and Shoes, Halloween Bell, Dust Scratches, Elegance (ribbon ornaments), Dumbass Town, Meaning of Life, Life Style Memory, Tribal Tattoo Addict, Ornaments Soul, Lost Area, Funny Toys, Space Dude, Sick Crew, Teubé 5, Teubé 3, Teubé Hat, Teubé Bot, Plastic Pets, Girl Power, Alien Dude, Formes 2, Alien DCO2, Teubé2.
Typefaces from 2014: Gants de Soie, Anne Exilum, Kaboom & Bang, Dcoxy Stamp (a baby-themed dingbat font), Rooster Serif, King Rooster (constructivist), Speak Easy, Skater Girls Rock, TheCinthia Edito, Bad Spirit, Birdy Game (creamy typeface), Shell Gate (tattoo font), Mandala Home, Macaroni&Cheese, Holy Moly (rounded comic book sans), Delphine et Mathias Script (tattoo font), Limonade de Camomille (signage script), Indians Lives (signagecscript), Ether Cute Poison (signage script), Tartare de Violettes (vampire or tattoo script), Karl Wright Script, Bubble & Soap, Break The Silence, Spooky Night, Right Balance, Peanut Butter Cookies, Rabbit Hole (brush script), Smile Parade, Radio Trust, Oakland Sista, Dust & Blast, Psycho (weathered shadow typeface), Bowling Shoes (connected script), Ornament Mix (dingbats), Shuriken Dance Like A Tiger (script), Arthus Hightone (tattoo script), Dark is the Night, City of Angel, From Brush to Caps, Donovan Quidaw (a ronde), Not A Drope (brush face), Karl Wright, Kerala Quest, Rock and Roll Street, Ray Morgan Style, Wind of Change, Mama Love, Mama Punch (athletic lettering), Queen Luna, Kelly Brush The World, Shadow Boxing (an upright connected script), Header Ornament, Sweet Dreamz, Zombie Morning (brush typeface), Dragonfly on my Nose, Estella Cello, Djah Beat, Roses Kingdom (uopright connected script), Buddha Moon, War Brush, Icarus Kharma, Cheese Cake, Badiane (upright loopy script), Meny Please, Young Shark (spurred typeface), Keep It Up (heads), Purple Shadow (Victorian decorative typeface), Tears of Joy (flourishes), Hilarious, Teubé Tribute.
Typefaces from 2015: Radical Beat (tattoo script), Raisin des Sables (script), Bandits (tattoo script), Vinegar Stroke, Mad Rats, Sliced by Hand, Ready to Ride, Chardons, Mr Sunshine, Chardons Brush, Gueules de Loup, Atlantic Mail (rhythmic script), Daily Quantum, La Maison de Papier, Friday Night (supermarket signage style), Butter Kings (tattoo script), Lady Bohemia (tattoo script), Kilowatts, Akodia (a lava lamp typeface), Moustache Club, Brioche au Potiron (avant garde sans), Bisous (signage script), Deadly Inked (tattoo script), Spider Monkey (poster font), Qualité Deluxe Platinium (signage script), Distillated, Blood Shade, Ribambelle (thin script), Burning Man, Amandes Salées (tattoo script), Bring Me That Glyph (alchemic), Mad Potato Bill, Authentic Ratatouille, Fugu + Maki (a great set of thin-veined poster fonts), Une Sale Histoire de Yak (script), Pamela Wants to Ride, Sani Andrew des Kiwis, Grilled Chicken, Ancestral Katana Sword, Magic Bean Salade, Alice And The Wicked Monster, Rhum Banane, Honey Moon (borders and filets), Rookies Showtimes (signage font), Digging The Grave.
Typefaces from 2016: Watch Out (brushed typeface), America Stars, Grown Localy (sic), Winter in Alaska (glaz krak style), Dusty Muffin, Gillie & Hilda, Chatelain des Radis, Manhattan Avenue (heavy script), Seasider, Suburban Pledge, Baldaquin, Original Woody, Your Fear (vampire script), Drone Nation, Big Car Short Gun, Cameltoe Kalypse, Doctor Cosmicucumber, La Cithare (connected script), Agatha Needs Flesh (script), Bostella (script), Jonquilles, La Cité des Mille Reines, Shotgun, Thunder Strike, Atelier Omega, Aldebaran, Bichette, Bulldozer (brush font), La Citadelle des Papillons.
Typefaces from 2017: Polibrush (monoline sans), Endless Wall, Chicken Socks, Barry Kades, Sansaul Petronika, Stubborn Shark, Sharky & Meduza, Oblivion (script), Brainfish Rush, Summer Fever, Bethanie Snake, Last Shade (weathered), Raku (heavy brush), Lily of the Valley, The Bully (grungy signage script), Stick & Kick, Sketch (brush script), Joly Death (blood drip type), Bambino, Gatalike, Lucia (connected monoline script), Gatalike, Island of Dreams, Snow Riders, Amtrash, Stardust (signage script).
Typefaces from 2018: Mustardy, Wawie Patch, Anathematise, Delich (an SVG dry brush font), Sweet Spot (doodles), Detrimental, Shitzu & Porko (a comic book font family), Detective Bildo, Daylight & Moonlight (brush script), Deadline Countdown, Rotten Pumkin (sic), Rhapsodize, Chunks (heavy script), Shenanigans (dry brush), Cassandre, Ridiculous, Slam, Lithium Hill (dry brush), Litchis Island (a painted script), Snowballs City, Litchis on Velvet, Brainfish, Burglar, Action Protocol, Snowballs Season, Shania & Heinz (brush script), Slamers, Madera studio, Chaude Sourie, Barber Street.
Typefaces from 2020: Pickle Juice, Klaxon Gaston, Mezalia Sumatra (hatched), Bozos (squarish), Niktalope, Livie (a fat finger script), Ornamentis, Artisanalerie, Marbles Trick, Komou, Black Swan, Historic Seattle, Iconic Poopies (yes, poop-shaped icons!), Thurdy Sticks, House Marker, Zorgho, Blue Mist, Dreambats (dingbats), Strike Block (dingbats), Esteban+Solina, Rusty+Gosh.
Typefaces from 2021: Shelter (script), Seekers, Game On (sketched, 3d), Green Room (a marquee font), Madame Viviane (script), Lemon Sangria (inline), Chicken Pot Pie (arched), Wombats (squarish), Chico Rocket (inline), Red Bee (a half-black typeface).
Dafont link. Old URL. [Google]
Vilnius, Lithuania-based creator of the De Stijl typeface Neo-Constructivism (2014). [Google]
Russian designer. In 2008, he created a number of commercial Cyrillic/Latin typefaces, including Capitalist, NoName, Antarktika, and Alenoushka. In 2010, he made the fuzzy op-art typeface Guilloche. Dafont link where one can download Capitalist and Bird Cherry (2009, sans). In 2013, he added the sirupy typeface Wild Honey. In 2014, he created the constructivist typeface Buran USSR and the techno typeface Redpower (Latin and Cyrillic). In 2015, he published the squarish constructivist typeface family Snowstorm.
Behance link. Dafont link. [Google]
Creator of the free octagonal constructivist typeface Skov (2009). Flickr page. [Google]
Calling himself a design tourist, German designer Henning Brehm makes fonts for films. His company in Berlin is also called Design Tourist. VLNL Agitka (2010-2020, 8 styles) contains Latin and Cyrillic characters, in a constructivist theme, and has a Neon sub-style that was used in the film Bourne Ultimatum. This family could originally be bought at Gestalten, but in 2020 the typeface was added to the Vette Letters collection.
In 2010, he published Kraut, a round outline face, and Koffer (a screen font family).
Pandorum (2012, a spaceship typeface, by Henning Brehm and Alejandro Lecuna) was especially designed for film sets in the science fiction movie Pandorum starring Ben Foster, Antje Traue and Denis Quaid.
At Vette Letters, Henning Brehm created the squarish oriental simulation typeface VLNL Kimchi: The Kimchi font had its starting point in the making of the film Cloud Atlas, based on the novel by David Mitchell and directed by Lana & Andy Wachowski and Tom Tykwer. A first version of Kimchi was created for Papa Song---an underground fast food restaurant in a futuristic Neo Seoul in the year 2144. It was used for the menus, advertisement and packaging.
In 2021, he released VLNL Gindicate at Vette Letters. He explains: The alcoholic beverage Gin is drunk around the world, as far back as the 13th century. Originally distilled as a medicine, it draws its main flavour from juniper berries. Gin is colourless itself but a major ingredient in a long list of famous colourful cocktails. Gimlet, Singapore Sling, Negroni, Charlie Chaplin, French 75, Vesper, Tom Collins, White Lady, Aviation, Monkey Gland, Southside, Gin Gin Mule and New Orleans Fizz are but a few of them. That made us decide it simply cannot be missing from the Vette Letters font collection. Vette Letters designer Henning Brehm originally designed VLNL Gindicate for the 2015 action movie Hitman: Agent 47. It was specifically used for the logo and signage of the maverick Syndicate International organisation in the film. It lay dormant in a folder for a while, when it was reworked into this flashy 5 weight family. [Google]
[Chris E. Lozos]
Chris Lozos (aka Dezcom and Dezcom Typefaces) is a Washington, DC-based (well, now Falls Church, VA-based) graphic designer and Vietnam veteran, b. 1944, Pittsburgh, PA. He studied Design at Carnegie Mellon University where he earned a BFA in Graphic Design (1966). While at CMU, he studied with calligraphers Arnold Bank and Howard Glasser, who both brought out the love of historic letter-forms and learned to set hot metal type in the Laboratory Press established there by Jack Stauffacher. Chris also was influenced by guest professors Hermann Zapf, Rudy DeHarek, Martin Krampen and Gui Bonnsieppe (of the HfG Ulm). He attended Graduate School in Visual Communication Design at the Ohio State University from 1972 through 1974.
- Dez Petranian (2013). A warm text typeface designed for story-telling, and related to Souvenir.
- Des Squeeze Pro (2013). A great condensed display family with large x-height. The Pro version of Des Squeeze (2009).
- Dez Weimar Plakat (2013). Inspired by a 1923 Weimar Bauhaus / constructivist exhibition poster. This is a finished version of Weimar Plakat 1923 Pro (2006-2007). See also here.
- Dez Yinznat Stencil (2012). A military stencil dedicated to the industrial past of Pittsburgh.
- Dez Quo Vadis Titling (2010).
- Dez Boulder (2010).
- The bold headline typeface family Dez Squeeze (2009, +Fat). Discussions: Squeeze, Fat Squeeze.
- Leporello (2004).
- The semi-techno typeface Align Sans (2005).
- Now (2005). A geometric sans family with several novel ideas, which was followed by Now Bold (2006), Now Regular, Now Light, Now Gaunt Display (hairline) and Dez Now Sans (2018), about which he writes: A humanistic typeface family that was begun in 2005 by Chris Lozos of Dezcom. Since then, it has been nurtured, revised, and expanded to include 12 weights in both upright roman and true italics totaling 24 variations.
- The sans families Boulder Ego and Boulder Alter Ego (2006).
- Froggy (2006).
Flickr page. . [Google]
[Sirylok (was: Popdog Fonts, or Fiberia)]
Din Studio (or: Doni, Ditatype)
Yogyakarta, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1990) of these script typefaces in 2018: Radicalis (script), Blacktail (layered, spurred, Western), Aniyah (formal calligraphic script), Angelina Script, White Star, Better Saturday, Volaroid, Gravity Handwritten, Wellington (Sans), Mister Froggie, Amadora (upright script), Brilliant, Portland, Adora Queen, Fox Tail, Deliciously (+Sans), Breaking Down (brush-lettered), Welcome Home.
Typefaces from 2019: Smooth Fantasy, Le Jour (font duo), Kafina, The Stranger (dry brush), Rolling Back, Marline, Blue Rose, Better Summer, Lemonday, Rottely (a decorative serif) (by Muhammad Romzul Khoir?), Monday Vacation (a dry brush or chalk font; +Sans), Brilliant Soulmate (a signature font), Perfect Redemption (dry brush), Redemption (dry brush), Andasia, Saturday Lovers, Pondspell (a free dry brush font), Sailing Heart (dry brush script), Calling Loves Script, Just Calling, Zingakon (a brush font), Anastik, Miracle Script, Camellia, Blueberry, Lovely, Gulali (a heavy monoline script), Boga Bogi, Bigtime (script).
Typefaces from 2020: Bright Angels, Blaster Timers, Hawken (a sharp-edged display typeface), Lemonlove (squarish and interlocking), Darknight (a dystopian typeface), Kickout (a sports font), Vintage Melody (a vintage signage script), Anyva (a formal calligraphic script), White Pigeon (a heavy retro signage script), Ayalena, Gamerock (squarish, dystopian), Marrline (an upright monoline script), Black Bones, Westlake (a bold display serif), Anzilam (a regular script with a beheaded lower case f), Among (a condensed monolinear sans), Black Indie, Blue Rose, Kanetin (a sans), Menthol Signature, The Fox Tail (a lava lamp script), Willson (all caps, slightly flared), Kasdio, Lovely, Miftah, Shall Blossom (a dry brush script), Striker (squarish, modular and characterized by square counters), Waranty (a display serif), Aiytha (formal calligraphic), Blastine (a fine inky script), Sporten (squarish; a sports font), Vantely (a one-style monolinear sans), Atteron (a refined decorative all caps typeface), Carade (a decorative serif), Esporte (constructivist), Kafina (a decorative serif), Netraly (a condensed bold organic sans), Regular Brush (a dry brush script), Jafrine, Watterline, Redkits (a dry brush script), Feel Better (a dry brush font), Maraton (a blackboard bold font), Hellomind (a monoline script), Rodwick (a sports font), Norwill (a sports font), Kaithryn (an inky script), Ventralie (blackletter), Kingroad (a blackletter or tattoo font), Hunterlife (a blackletter font), Lovera (a display serif with tall x-height), Rankfine (a formal script), Slashmine (a calligraphic blackletter font), Blackside (a blackletter or tattoo font), Fiosthic (an inky script), Calvera (squarish), Revillia (a decorative serif), Aniyah (formal calligraphy), Better Saturday, Gacor (sans), Bright Rainbow, Dellons Signature, Le Jour, Mister Jacky (brush script), Panama (brush script), Roaster Brush (a dry brush script), Speedline, Sawah (a wide techno logo font), Finest Butter, Garetha (a decorative serif), Rithem (a dry brush script), Vintage Rotter (a monoline script), Amelliyo (a dry brush script), Okinawa (a dry brush script), Rostave (futuristic), Voyntea (calligraphic), Montheylin (a formal calligraphic script), Soage (all caps, mini-serifed), Avalors (a sci-fi font), Mister Sally, Razor Bland (all caps, a heavy razor-sharp sans), Request, Halvert (layered, all caps, vintage), Jasson Gillen (script), Mertalion (a vintage all caps mini-wedge serif), Black Bones (a dry brush script), Halleyo (a dry brush script), Pitchey Bloom, Rocklay (a smooth brush script), Black Arcade (Tuscan), Blaster Timers, Batteny, Bettermind Signature, Castrade (a thin architectural sans), Brown Sunflower, Slash Signature, Chyali, Rockel (squarish, techno, cybernetic), Best Quotes (a brush script), Sweet Fig, Remind (a heavy decorative serif), Stradas (spurred, Victorian), Neon Planet (a neon or paperclip font), Neon Planet Script, Malion (a display serif), Akserant, Akserant Display, Moderrat (a 7-style wide tuxedoed sans family), Pretty Queen, Cybero (a techno / cyberpunk typeface), Sisterhood (a dry brush script), Qeskile Voyage, Breathing (a dry brush script), Fogie (a ten-style display serif), Feeling Passionate, Bella Vista (a thin monoline script), Spring Sunday, Bogota (a display serif), Marcelo (an all caps train font), Montaseli (Sans, Script), March (a display mini-serif font family), Crowded (a vintage font), Grown, Gellatio (a dry brush font), The Poisoned Heart (an art nouveau style script), Costa Rica (script), Brightwall (a dry brush script).
Typefaces from 2021: Lafayette (a dry brush script), Margita (an 8-style cultured sans), Steamy Miracles, Smiling Lovely (a dry brush script), Grandift (a squarish typeface), Writable Story (an inky script), Beach Vibes (a brush font), Bigruns Brush (a horror brush font), Blimps (a dry brush script), Yellow Palette (dry brush script), Hysteria Rollers (a brush script font duo), Wild Month (a chubby flared all caps typeface), Denlia, Mirava (an 8-style geometric sans, from hairline to bold), Medyan Script (a bold retro signage script), Morning Vintage (a heavy reverse stress retro script), Misslena (a decorative serif), Boldy Vintage (a bold retro signage script), Finest Vintage (a creamy retro signage script), Reverse Vintage (a reverse stress script), Brave Gates (a dry brush font), Retro Vibes (a signage script), Angella White (a dry brush script), Carloti (a stylish all caps sans), Fitriyah (a decorative, almost painted, serif), Stay Retro (a signage script), Arthur Keith (a brush script oozing personality), Beauty Satine (script), Handoyo Signature, Lost Monday (a heavy monoline script), Vintage Round (a vintage signage script), Vintage Lander (a fat script), Sending (a dry brush script), Sweet Moments (a dry brush script), Vilane (a 7-style geometric sans), Windey Signature (calligraphic), Wonderful Branding (a dry brush script), Glory Signature (upright), Basking (a decorative serif), Billie Sight (an inky script), Finding Beauty, Antique Heritage (a rounded monolinear upright script), Fancy Matter (a monoline script), Safira March (a display serif), Beauty Swing (a decorative serif), White Space (a decorative serif), Billion Miracles (a signature script), Kickoff (a squarish font), Skater Squad (a graffiti font), Streetbomber (graffiti), Streetfire (graffiti), Streetlife (graffiti), Bomber Dreams (graffiti), Bosskids (graffiti), Bostero (a graffiti font), Urban Blocker (a fine bulky graffiti font), Bomberboy (a graffiti font), Billionary (a 7-style slab serif), Magelo (a thin-slabbed serif; seven styles), Miguel (a tuxedoed mini-serif typeface in seven styles), Chicago Makers (a fine vintage decorative serif; eight styles), Feeling Steady (a dry brush script), Flatlion (a monolinear script), Javyer (a thin script), Romely (a 7-style fashionable Peignotian typeface), Billastim (a thin and wild script), Universe (futuristic, octagonal), Wertign (a thin and wild script), Boomber Rockstar (a graffiti font), Vintage Rovery (a plumpish decorative serif), Starstone (squarish, modular), Portaly (a rounded monolinear sans), Spaceline (a sci-fi font).
Din Studio spun off Vintage Division in 2021, where it published their vintage fonts. The initial collection in 2021: Big Flask, Black Arcade, Blacktail, Boosters, Carlingthon, Cravery, Crowded, Dracolas, Fieldstone, Finest Vintage, Lastones (art deco), Lostcowboy, Medyan Script, Mertalion, Monoline Fighter, Morning Vintage, Mostlatest, Reverse Vintage, Royale Dreams, Stay Retro, Vintage Bridge, Vintage Feeling, Vintage Lander, Vintage Melody, Vintage Rotter, Vintage Round, Vintage Rovery, Western Brother. [Google]
Dino dos Santos
Maastricht, The Netherlands and now, Antwerp, Belgium-based designer of the commercial typeface L'Oiseau de Feu (2013), a mysterious vintage typeface with a Russian look. Human Made Font (2013) was inspired by gothic architecture.
In 2014, he designed the creamy typeface Goggles.
In 2016, he designed the constructivist typeface Stookplaats for the renovation of an old military hospital in Antwerp.
Behance link. [Google]
Foundry, est. 2007 by Jonathan Bennett, who is located in Caerphilly, Wales. Bennett designed these typefaces:
- The unicase typewriter (Courier-like) typeface shown here.
- MyFonts sells Lazar (2007, an ultra fat art deco typeface inspired by work of El Lissitzky), Kubrickle (2008, in block, swash and kitchen tile shapes), Rody (2007, a counterless slab serif related to Russian deco), Diglossia (2007, a fat geomeric slab serif).
- DaFont has a free copy of Diglossia.
- Dialogue (2007) is an artistic sans typeface for short texts (see also here).
- He is working on this blackletter.
- At FontStruct, they made parallel (2008).
Alternate URL. Dafont link. [Google]
Slovak designer who lives in Bratislava. He created the sans typefaces Deva Ideal (2007, 10 styles dedicated to the beauty of women! See also here) and Poleno Sans (2007), a great custom typeface with the broken look of Preissig's old typefaces and poster type. Poleno was originally designed in 2006 for the Slovak folk dance ensemble Poleno, as a part of their corporate identity. It has 12 styles now. Dezen (2010) is a contemporary, mechanical grotesque typeface family. It includes a Stencil subfamily. Komu (2010) is constructivist.
His graduation project at the Type and Media MA program of KABK was Preto (2009), a multilingual type family which explores the impact of serifs in legibility and readability (+Sans, +Sans Basic). He says: The three core styles that structure the family (sans, semi and serif) are particularly useful in the context of multilingual typesetting to achieve an even colour in equivalent texts written in different languages.
In 2010, he created Rukou, a script that reminds me of Sütterlin.
In 2011, he made Anca (playful rounded monoline sans).
Typefaces from 2013: Preto Serif, Razom Script (an angular monoline script).
Typefaces from 2014: Preto Semi.
Typefaces from 2015: Kontrast Grotesk (Display, Grande).
In 2016, Cesar Puertas and Jan Filipek co-designed the newspaper typeface Bagatela for La Republica.
In 2018, he published Nakoso.
In 2019, Martina Rozinajova and Jan Filipek co-designed the Slovak school writing font Skolske Pismo.
MyFonts link. Behance link. Cargocollective link. Fontspring link. [Google]
Moscow-based designer of squarish constructivist L:atin / Cyrillic typeface Groetsque (sic) (2016). [Google]
Russian designer in Arzamas (b. 1987) of the free Latin / Cyrillic typeface Juste (2012). Other Latin / Cyrillic typefaces from 2012 include Doux, Font Pont, Firma, Polina, Even (elliptical), Provincial, Jazzy (sans), Frank (curly), Palaver (serifed), Firma, JWH (a didone family), Katomka, and Rustaud.
In 2013, he published Pont (a slab serif typeface) and Woodburn (a Cyrillic constructivist typeface).
Dafont link. Behance link. Fontspace link. Aka Dima Bag or Dmitry Bag. [Google]
[Amry Al Mursalaat]
Or A.M. Ryal. Or Docallisme HAS Feat Dusky. Jakarta, Indonesia-based designer, b. 1994, of the free typefaces Love You (2015, letters on blocks), Batavia Kota (2015, shadow typeface), Raditas Cartoon (2015), Soekarno Hatta (2015, octagonal), Bhineka Tunggal Ika (2015), Sweet as Revenge (2015, graffiti font), Pagi Jakarta (2015, comic book style), Desminore (2015), The Minion (2015), Indah Papuaka (2015, outlined shaded typeface), Merdeka (2015, a dripping blood font), Awan Nusantara (2015), Docallisme On Street (2015; shadow graffiti font), Cheerful Party (2015), Super Docallisme Has Pattern (23015, a patterned, textured typeface), Hero Do Call (2015: a shadow font), Party Chocolate and Soda (2015), Cheese Cake (2015), Crayon Social Art (2015), Bali Tolak Reklamasi (2015), Nusantara (2015, decorative caps), A Ryal Black Block (2015), The Super Ryal 2015 (2015), Doraemon Slalala (2015), Grateful Sound (2015), Dadapaw Friends (2015), Cartoon 1994 (2015), Valentine Radita (2015, dot matrix), Sally Ross (2015, dot matrix), Juni 2009 (2015), Dear Raditas (2015, a dada typeface), Docallisme HAS (2015) and Minirus (2015, constructivist).
Typefaces from 2016: Ry-Tha (alphadings), Good Time, One Piece, Blangkon, Syrial Mursa (script), Chopperrr (cartoon font), Dilove, Ceria Cinta (handcrafted), Move On, Enjoy Boy, Melankolia, I Will Wait.
Typefaces from 2017: Broken Home, Bogor, Rainbow, Going Merry (cartoon font), Bromo, Gatot Kaca, Sweet Revenge, Mars Mellow (cartoon font), Glory United (comic book font), A Voice of Liberty (scratchy brush font), Jak Arta (graffiti font), Home Sweet Home, Dragon Ball, Sweety Tea, Hero Killer, Fish&Bear, Baduy, Coffe&Milk, Bansky, Goblins (brush style), Hoobie.
Typefaces from 2018: Queen Mataram, Browny Bear, Sea Salt, Bood Street, Lord of the Ring (brush), Sweety Cheese, Rocket to Mars (3d, sketched), Sweety Baez, Dutsky Time, Moqa Float, Banda Neira (shadow font), Zara Thustra (a fat finger font), The Jacatra (outlined cartoon typeface).
Typefaces from 2019: Read and Read (grungy), Happy Little Soul, Hell Raiser (a brush font), Killing The Moon (a dry brush font), Avocado, Nias Bird, Jakarta Legal Aid Institute, Redhead Snake, Ubud Fest, Tigeryen.
Typefaces from 2020: Joe Rabbit (a cartoon font), My Dutsky Art, Calm Down, Sugar Poof, Ciao Adios, Hooman (Love, Stitch, World), Dark Sky,
Dafont link. Another home page. Yet another home page. [Google]
[BNF Type Foundry]
[Din Studio (or: Doni, Ditatype)]
[T-26] designer of the constructivist typeface Revolution (1993-1994). This typeface was "remixed" in the free FontStruct font Samizdat (Kummaeno, 2010).
FontShop link. [Google]
Designer in Quezon City, The Philippines, who created the stunning constructivist / architectural typeface Istruktura (2012), with a beautiful poster to illustrate it.
Behance link. [Google]
Belgian creator of the free counterless constructivist typeface Semi-Russian (2012). [Google]
[Dino dos Santos]
Established in 1994, dstype used to offer free fonts but has gone commercial now. It is run by Dino dos Santos (b. 1971, Oporto) from Oporto, Portugal. He graduated in Graphic Design at ESAD, Matosinhos. He received a Masters degree in Multimedia Arts at FBAUP, Porto. MyFonts place. In 2006 he won the Creative Review Type Design Competition in the Revival/Extension Family. At ATypI 2006 in Lisbon, he spoke about Portuguese lettering since 1700. Interview in 2007. Klingspor link. Author of A Letra Portuguesa, a book about Portuguese calligraphy. Dino created these typefaces:
- Access (1997).
- Acta, Acta Display and Acta Poster (2011, +Poster swashes). A didone fashion mag family. First designed for Chilean newspaper La Tercera in 2010, DSType's Acta family is a clean information design type system. It includes Acta Symbols, an extensive dingbat family. Acta Var (2020) has two axes, weight and optical size.
- Acto (2012). Acto is a type system designed as the sans serif counterpart of the previous released Acta. Both type families were designed in 2010 for the redesign of the Chilean newspaper La Tercera.
- Andrade Pro (a modern) and Andrade Script Pro: based on the calligraphy of Andrade de Figueiredo, ca. 1722.
- Anubis (2003): a unicase face.
- Aparo (2013). A plumpish elegant high-contrast script face.
- Apud and Apud Display (2010): a high-contrast serif family.
- Aquila (2004).
- Ardina (2016). Done with Pedro Leal, this text typeface family has three optical sizes.
- Boldina (2004). A fat informal poster family with 18 weights and styles.
- Braga (2011, Dino dos Santos and Pedro Leal). This is a layered font design family. Dino writes: Braga is an exuberant baroque typeface, named after a portuguese city, also known as the baroque capital of Portugal. Our latest typographic extravaganza comes with a multitude of fonts designed to work like layers, allowing to insert color, lines, gradients, patterns, baroque, floral swashes, and many other graphic elements. Starting with Braga Base, you can add any of the twenty-three available styles, to create colourful typographic designs.
- A type system from 2014: Breve News, Breve Display, Breve Slab Title, Breve Sans Title, Breve Title, Breve Slab Text, Breve Sans Text, Breve Text. The Breve system includes modern design elements in the skeleton and ball terminals, transional elements, almost wedge-serifs in the serifed styles. As with most of dos Santos's typefaces, even the sans and slab styles exhibit Latin warmth and exuberance.
- Capsa (2008): a family that was inspired by, but is not a revival of the Claude Lamesle types Gros Romain Ordinaire and Saint Augustin Gros Oeil.
- Ception (2001): a futuristic sans family.
- Cimo (2017). A distinguished condensed sans.
- Cultura, and its improved version Cultura New (2013), a text book typeface family.
- Decline (1996).
- Denso (2019). By Dino dos Santos and Pedro Leal: a great condensed variable font with weight, serif and optical size axes.
- Digno (2022). A fuzzy text typeface family.
- Dione (2003): a sans; redone in 2009 as Dobra at TypeTrust. See also Dobra Slab (2009).
- Enorme (2020). Ultra massive and modular 3000-glyph mastodont of a constructivist font, by Pedro Leal and Dino dos Santos.
- Esta (2004-2005): extensive (transitional) text and newsprint family.
- Estilo (2005): a gorgeous and simple art deco-ish geometric headline face. This was accompanied by Estilo Script (2006), Estilo Text (2007, a 6-style rounded sans family), and later, Estilo Pro (2010, +Hairline).
- Ezzo: a sans family.
- Factor (1997).
- Finura (2009): this typeface has hints of University Roman.
- Firme (2014). A geometric sans for corporate use.
- Fragma (2003): squarish techno family.
- Girga (+Italic, +Engraved, +Banner, +Stencil) is a strong black Egyptian family designed in 2012 together with Pedro Leal at DS Type.
- Glosa (2008): Glosa is a meaty multi-style didone family. Glosa Text and Glosa Headline all followed a bit later in 2008, and Glosa Display in 2009.
- Hades (2012). A yummy and free blackletter typeface.
- Hypergrid (2002): octagonal.
- Ines (2015). A classic 7-style text typeface.
- Isento and Isento Slab (2017). Both are loosely based on ATF's Times Gothic.
- Lucius (Sans, Serif) (2022). The Lucius type family began as an attempt to reproduce the Principios Methodicos para as Letras Aldina e Roman---Typo Portuguez, but went went way beyond that in its multi-faceted execution.
- The Quase family (2017): Quase is a very free interpretation of the types found in the Specimen of Printing Types by William Caslon from 1785. We wanted to start with Caslon and then transform it into an editorial typeface, hence the increase of the x-height and the radical reduction of the ascenders and descenders. Subfamilies: Quase Headline (12 styles), Quase Poster, Quase Display, Quase Text.
- Idem and idem Display (2021).
- Dino dos Santos and Pedro Leal published Jules in the summer of 2015---a fat fashion mag didone 45-style family inspired by several plates from Portuguese calligrapher Antonio Jacintho de Araujo; it comes in Big, Colossal and Epic. They followed up in 2017 with Jules Text.
- Kartago (2005): based on Roman inscriptions from Cartago.
- Keiss (2017) and Keiss Text (2021). A Scotch roman with a lot of contrast. Keiss Text comes in twelve styles and features short descenders and ascenders, along with three very distinct optical sizes. It was designed with contemporary newspapers in mind. In 2021, he added Keiss Title, Keiss Condensed, Keiss Big (14 styles) and Keiss Condensed Big.
- Large (1999) and Large Pro (2006).
- In 2020, Dino dos Santos and Pedro Leal designed Larga, which was inspired by the typefaces shown in the specimens of the Fundiçãao Typographica Portuense from 1874. Larga is a wide all caps family and comes with a variable opentype format.
- Leitura, Leitura Headline, Leitura News, Leitura Sans, Leitura Symbols, Leitura Display (2007): the 31 styles were all made in 2007.
- Logica (2016). A classical text typeface.
- Maga (2012). A text family.
- Methodo (2005): calligraphic penman typefaces.
- Missiva (2004).
- Monox and Monox Serif (1998-2000): a monospaced family.
- Ni Sans, Ni Slab, Ni Serif (2018).
- Musee (2006): a transitional family with ornaments and borders.
- Nerva (2004). A subdued Trajan typeface with flaring.
- Nitida (2017). A 114-font family with five optical sizes.
- Nyte (2012). A serifed text family.
- Otite (1995).
- Outside (1996): grunge.
- Parco (2021). A compact headline typeface with large x-height.
- Plexes (2003). See also Plexes Pro (2006).
- Pluma (2005): a series of three exquisite calligraphic flowing scripts called PlumaPrimeyra, PlumaSegunda and PlumaTerceyra). Inspired by the typographic work of Manuel de Andrade de Figueiredo that was published in 1722: "Nova Escola para Aprender a Ler, Escrever e Contar, offerecida a Augusta Magestade do Senhor Dom Jao V, Rey de Portugal".
- Poesis (1999).
- Prelo (2008): A sans family for magazines, it has styles that include Hairline, Hairline Italic, Extra Light, Extra Light Italic, Light, Light Italic, Book, Book Italic, Medium, Medium Italic, Semi Bold, Semi Bold Italic, Bold, Bold Italic, Extra Bold, Extra Bold Italic, Black, Black Italic, Slab and Prelo Condensed.
- Priva Pro (2006): a sans family that includes Greek and Cyrillic).
- Prumo (2011-2012). A 92-font family originally created for the redesign of the Argentinian newspaper La Nacion. Released to the public in 2013, it covers low and high contrasts, and has slab serif styles as well as Scotch Roman styles. So, it is more a type system or type collection than one single typeface: Prumo Banner, Prumo Deck, Prumo Display, Prumo Poster, Prumo Slab, Prumo Text.
- Quadricula (1998).
- Quaestor and Quaestor Sans (2004). Roman inscriptional typefaces.
- Recita (2019). A sturdy oldstyle text typeface family.
- Resea (2004) and Resea Consensed: Bank Gothic style typefaces.
- Solido (2012) is a versatile type system with five widths: Solido, Solido Constricted, Solido Condensed, Solido Compressed and Solido Compact. In total there are 35 fonts. In 2020, a variable font was added to Solido. Codesigned with Pedro Leal.
- Synuosa (1999): an experimental typeface showing only the top half of the characters.
- Tecla (2018). After Printype, a typeface developed in the early twentieth century for the Oliver Typewriter.
- Terminal (1996).
- Titan and Titan Text (2003).
- User (2012), User Upright (2012), and User Stencil (2012). Monospace type families.
- Velino (2010): an extensive family including Velino Text, Velino, Velino Condensed, Velino Compressed, Velino Poster, Velino Sans, Velino Sans Condensed, Velino Display (+Compressed Display, +Condensed Display). This didone superfamily is sure to win a ton of awards.
- Ventura (2007): based on the calligraphy of Portuguese calligrapher Joaquim José Ventura da Silva, ca. 1802, who wrote Regras methodicas para se aprender a escrever os caracteres das letras Ingleza, Portugueza, Aldina, Romana, Gotica-Italica e Gotica-Germanica in 1820. It had a "Portuguese Script". Do not confuse Ventura with Dieter Steffmann's font by the same name made many years earlier. Ventura won an award at TDC2 2008).
- Viska (2015, by Dino dos Santos and Pedro Leal) is designed for small print.
- Volupia (2005): a connected advertising face.
DS Type also has typefaces by other type designers, such as Pedro Leal. They worked with leading companies, world scale events and well-known design agencies including: Appetite, Banco CTT, Banco Economico, BBDO, CondéNast, CTT Correios de Portugal, Electronic Arts, Errea Communicacion, Erste Bank, ESPN, Expo 2020 Dubai, Fifa World Cup 2018 Russia (the Ducha typeface), Garcia Media, Gatorade, Gruner + Jahr, Hearst, Innovation, King Games, McCann-Erickson, Meredith, Palmer Watson, Pentagram, Sagres, Starbucks, The New York Times (the Nyre typeface), Vox Media and Wolff Olins.
View Dino dos Santos's typefaces. DS Type's typeface library. [Google]
Known as Toni Dzulham and Dumadi Pangandaran. Pangandaran, Indonesia-based designer, b. 1991, of the casual monoline typeface Dumeng (2018) and the modular typeface Herison (2018). Typefaces from 2019: Marlina (script), Lucky Star (a fat brush script), Bllastt (brush script), Chickybom (a cartoon font), Babell (a heavy all caps sans), Mellows, Sarllett (signage script), Whoody (a cartoon font), Dumadi (a children's book font), Attasiyap, Comic Comoc (a fat comic book font), Hermazz (a comic book font), Multikultural (monoline script), Husaeni (squarish).
Typefaces from 2020: Masquero, Sarttink Signature, Helga Brush (dry brush), Royal Mission (dry brush), Black Archer, B=derby Jookes, Flower Mager, Remover, White Allies, Bogarts Metal, Avaca Davra (a brush font), Brandon Bromley, Magic Broom (an all caps cartoon font; +Monogram), Cooper Jackson, Rofland, The Bambank Script, Ravella, The Mummy (like a glaz krak font), Hormath, Night Hunter, Common Rejection, Qadar (all caps, dry brush), Salty Candy, Uravika Classy (informal, comic book style), Derick Skone (a heavy all caps brush font), Ninja Fighter, Milton-Keynes, Relaxnes, Shatomi (a signature font), King of Monster, The Beauty, Moomy Craft, Lockdown, Baby Balloon, Andry, Kero Kero, Rostyana (a rhythmic signage script), Cracked Stone, Fros Bold (a layerable cartoon font), Boochain, Ghaisan (a signage script), Bimbey (a layerable font with shadow effects), Sikat (constructivist), Love Hunter, Anyfreak, Ruang Jenuh.
Typefaces from 2021: Blotchy Bitter Texture (grungy textured caps), Breakiss (a dry brush script), Pastilaris (a monolinear display sans), Block Paper (a paper strip collage typeface), Bogie Bogie (a flat top logo font), Shibori (hand-crafted and preppy), Exercise (a display font with tiki or tribal influences), Untrouble (futuristic), Content Creator (a fat finger font), Homeville (a retro script), Saya Satpol (a bold sketched typeface), Walktimes (a squarish blcky typeface with stencilized glyphs at the lowercase positions), Faxnes (a brush script), Pisangkeju (a monolinear scrapbook font), Regorden (script), Strange Agent (a brush font), Holicya (a heavy retro signage script), Honey Pools (a fat finger font), Tomket Boys, Ambiguous (a brush script), Buco Nero (a dry brush font), Little Sooner, Swishine, Lonely Together, Milton Keynes (a creamy signage script), Shallow Thoughts (a fat finger font). Home page. [Google]
American creator of the constructivist typeface Back in the USSR (2009: created for issue 4 of Critica Grafica magazine) and the art nouveau typeface Doctor Fibes DEL (2013).
Dafont link. [Google]
Dunwich Type Founders
[James Walker Puckett]
Dunwich Type Founders (or: DTF) in Boulder, CO (was: New York City) is run by James Walker Puckett (b. 1978, Virginia), who graduated from the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington, DC. Blog. Behance link. Fontspring link. Type Library. Typefaces:
- Armitage (2010). A grotesque sans family.
- The squarish signpainting family
[Downturn (2009). ]
- He is working on a (nice!) revival of Fry's Baskerville, which is based on a scan of types cut in 1768 by Isaac Moore.
- Lorimer (2011) is a gothic sans serif that was inspired by 19th century inscriptions in the yard of New York's St. Mark's Church. Some weights are free. In 2011, this was followed by Lorimer No. 2 and Lorimer No. 2 Condensed. In 2012, there was an announcement that Lorimer was no longer being distributed. But that was contradicted in 2015, when James placed Lorimer No. 2 Stencil (2011) at the Dafont site for free download.
- New Constructivist Beta (2007).
- Recovery (2008, TypeTrust). The grunge version of Recovery is Black Monday (2009, with Silas Dilworth): it has several glyphs for randomization.
- The 1829 specimen book of Alonzo W. Kinsley's Franklin Letter Foundry led James Puckett to develop the splendid ornamental didone fat face Sybarite (2011), which comes in many optical weights.
- The friendly superelliptical black poster typeface Gigalypse (2012).
- Becker Gothics (2013). A revival of five typefaces from Ornamental Penmanship (1854, George Becker): Egyptian, Egyptian Rounded, Stencil, Tuscan and Concave. All have Western and wood type influences.
- Ironstrike and Ironstrike Stencil (2014). Ironstrike pays homage to industrial and constructivist lettering.
- Uniblok (2015). A free blocky font.
- Rhodium Libre (2015, free at Google Fonts), designed for use on screens at small sizes and the Latin and Devanagari scripts. Historical models for Rhodium's design are Fortune (aka Volta; by Konrad Bauer and Walter Baum) and Rex (by Intertype).
- Padyakke (2015) is a libre Kannada font.
- Antarctican (2017, Dunwich Type Founders): Antarctican hybridizes ruler and compass geometry and American wood type. Some styles are monospaced.
- Barteldes (2018). A fashion mag typeface family.
- Margherita (2021). A free sturdy typeface family based on urban lettering in Italy.
Creative Market link. https://fonts.ilovetypography.com/fonts/dunwich-type-founders?refby=m">I Love Typography link. Github link. [Google]
FontStructor who made Veroe KIN (2012), a constructivist typeface inspired by Microsoft's KIN logo. [Google]
Novosibirsk, Siberia-based designer. In 2017, he created Memesique, which was announced as a unicase grotesk from the 1960s, and is in true piano key style.
In 2020 he published FE Planking 2020 (a font for drunks, with letters fighting to stay upright; Latin and Cyrillic), FE Sector (a horizontally segmented font), FE Wrong (a font with deliberate flaws), FE 5 Cent (a pixelish typeface), FE Blacking Out (a dingbat font with blotches for blacking out text), FE Gigant, a typeface that evokes supremacy and Soviet era government buildings. Its massive proportions convey the spirit of Soviet constructivism. [Google]
Full name: Lazar Markovich Lissitzky. An early 20th century Russian constructivist artist (1890-1941) whose books revolutionized graphic design. Sample of his work. See also here. He published From Two Quadrants (1921), about which one critic writes: "Typography is a game that leads to communication, and it all began with Lissitzky's tale of two squares." Cover of "Union der Sozialistischen Sowjet-Republiken" (1928). Cover of Broom (1923). [Google]
Guernsey, UK-based designer of the constructivist typeface Bigntall (2010, iFontMaker). He also made the hand-printed Notebook Scribble (2010) and SoozieQS (2011). Homepage. He also created this font with iFontMaker on the iPad: Elliotts Comic Gill (2010). In 2010, he started the commercial foundry Mariess, where one can now buy Notebook Scribble. That must be the first iFontMaker font that hits the market. [Google]
Emfoundry is the micro font foundry of type designer Jon Melton, whose first degree in art dates back to 1984. It was created originally as part of his MA in Typographic Design postgraduate studies at the Cambridge School of Art within Anglia Ruskin University in 2007. Jon Melton is course leader for BA (Hons) Graphic Design at the CSA. His academic research as a senior lecturer at this university informs his work that focuses upon key moments in type design evolution.
His typefaces are not commercially available, They inclde:
- Fount Sans 1756 (2018), a revival typeface of the 18th century, the legacy for all the countless sans serif fonts today. Speaker at ATypI 2018 in Antwerp, where he explains that revival: The search for the origin of today's commercial sans serif typography has become something of a holy grail for type historians. The earliest known example of a deliberately geometrical serifless letterform was confirmed back in the late 1990s, on a plan-drawing title block for a new parliamentary building. It was produced whilst on the grand tour by the architect John Soane. Duly exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1779, it marked the start of Soane's utilising this then-radical letterform on his design drawings and for inscriptions on buildings. Prior to Soane's exhibited "Design for a British Senate House," there is a void. Scholars are aware that the sans serif originates within the letterforms of Greece and the informal inscriptions of the Roman Empire. But what inspired Sir John Soane to use it, for what appears to be the very first time?
- Cuban Revolt. Cuban Revolt was inspired by a plantation sugar sack from the 1960s, which utilised a sans serif letterform with modeling curves and counters created during a traditional hand-cut stencil process in silk screen printing. It has a constructivist feel.
- Russian Revolt. Russian Revolt was created via a regularization of the modeling of its comrade font Cuban Revolt. It is a faux-Russian display face with a range of contextually (Cyrillic) inspired alternate glyphs that reflect the experimental typography of dadaism, suprematism and constructivism.
- Cuba Libre & Cubana.
- English Open, or "Georgian English Open Initials & Titling". English Open was derived from the letterforms of metal engravers, and examples of these are readily found on armorial silver and maps produced over one hundred years earlier than the first available open typeface specimens. Its character follows the steel and copper plate engravers of the 18th century, and is ultimately informed by the open types of the period such as Cocaine, Moreau-Le-Jeune, Fournier, Fournier Le Jeune and Rosart.
- Empire Initials, Empire Initials mark the end of informed neoclassical and revivalist ornamentation, and the beginnings of ostentation and the over-adornment so representative of Victorian eclecticism. White-out decorated fat types were produced within a very short Late Regency period, from the 1820s-40s, of fevered expression within the decorative arts.
- English Vernacular. The letter is informed by generations of 17th and 18th century armorial silver and goldsmiths, glass engravers, topographic and political print gravurists, signwriters and our provincial stone carvers who developed English vernacular, the Georgian artisan letter.
- Bifurcated Bodoni. EM Bifurcated Bodoni represents a missing piece of the typographic evolutionary puzzle, with its Archaic and Deviant alternates exhibiting tentative and restrained characters and ornamentation, such as median decoration, internal tracery cusping and Romanesque letter formations. [...] The transition has been increased and the proportions expanded pointing towards the predominant display Fat Faces of the period; while the serif bifurcates subtly to represent early tentative experiments within what became known as the Tuscan form.
- Classic Soane: Classic Soane is created in homage to the Regency architect Sir John Soane and his refined classical vernacular.
- Pure Soane Sans. Melton explains this inscriptional sans:,i>Pure Soane Sans forms part of a reappraisal of the Regency architects intensions for inscriptional letterforms following a recent discovery of an overlooked early Sans serif letter on a pair of gate houses in Norfolk. These buildings were recorded as erected between 1790-92 with two Greyhound statues including inscriptional motos on stone plynths contemporary to the building. The letters have distinctive widths and features, particularly the 'G' and 'J' which shares an idiosyncratic partial serif that is also seen on Soane's titling on the better known drawings for his proposed Norwich (Castle) Gaol. These features have provided the clues to a new Sans Serif Typeface firmly based upon the 18thC origin of the seref-less letter.
- Ogilby's Britannia (Britannia Regular, Britannia Italics, Britannia Swashes): Ogilby's Britannia reflects the engraved letterforms published in Britain's first Road Atlas published in 1675. John Ogilby employed numerous Surveyors, Weywisers (measuring wheel), Cartographers, Plate Engravers and Printers in the production of his revolutionary book. This typeface seeks to capture the engraver's vernacular of the 17th century, utilising the ichnographic ornaments and cartographic letterforms used on Ogilby's post roads strip maps, which applied a standardised unit mile for the very first time.
In 2018, Emre Parlak and Mika LaGattuta designed the free Google Font Major Mono Display, a monospaced geometric sans serif all-uppercase typeface which also has a complete set of constructivist display characters. [Google]
Erik Mansson (Erotopia) is the FontStructor who made the angular semi-constructivist typeface Mesnika (2012), the prototypical piano key typeface Nakameguro (2012), the modular typeface Karma (2012), and the mechanical typeface Supply (2012). [Google]
Moscow, Russia-based designer who made the free piano key stencil typeface Promplate Stencil (2016), the ultra black counterless typeface Blot (2011), the Italian typeface Utug (2015), and the free constructivist art deco typeface Eleventh Square (2015, published by Typetype). He also made nice Transport pictograms (2011, FontStruct).
Home page. Behance link. FontStruct link. [Google]
Based in Vladivostok, calligrapher Evgeny Tkhorzhevsky (Robot Smith, or ET Lettering Studio) created Braxton (2013, a brush script published by Fontfabric---one style is free), and Construct (2012, a constructivist experiment with geometric solids).
In 2014, he created the semi-connected vintage signage script (or marker script) typeface Suzee FY (Fontyou), the creamy script Kumiz FY (with Gia Tran, Fontyou), which is a renamed version of Maio FY (with Gia Tran, at FontYou).
In 2016, together with FontFabric, he designed the great free rough-edged script typeface Resphekt (Latin/Cyrillic).
Another alias is Robot Smith.
Behance link. Behance link for ET Lettering Studio. Dribble link. [Google]
[La Boîte Graphique]
French designer who graduated in 2011 with a DSAA from ESDRA in Lyon. Paris-based creator of Potemkin (constructivist face), Fractions (experimental), Sex Type (fun), Frogs, Glossy Bitch (connected paint simulation face), Western Spaghetto and Face Cachée.
In 2013, he collaborated with designers Jérémie Hornus and Alisa Nowak at FontYou on the design of the astrological simulation typeface Astral FY. The same group of three collaborated in 2014 on Naive Gothic FY.
In 2014, fabiel Gailleul and the Fontyou team co-designed Seawave FY.
Behance link. [Google]
Fabrika de Typos
Fabrika de Typos is a Brazilian fondry run by Marcio Hirosse (b. 1969) in Sao Paulo. He made Destroyer (2007, splatter grunge), Helena (2007), Boogaloo (2006), Casual (2006), Expedito (2006), Impresso (2006), Club (2006), Qualque Coisa (2006), Pig (2006), Boogaloo, Casual, Error (2006), Sherley XXX (2006), Thailandesa (2006, Thai simulation face), Expedito, Impresso, Club (2006, stencil), Ferrugem (2006, grunge), Qualque Coisa (2006), Saco de Pao (2006, grunge), Clean (2006, experimental), Poesie Noire (2006, a great multiline calligraphic face), Fuck You Las Vegas (2005), Serial Killer (2004, bloodied Arial), Tragedia (2004), Font Macabra (2004), Font Abuso (grunge), Font Cartaz (2004, stencil face), and Font Mexicana. He created Ballom (psychedelic), Anarchy, Macabra, Cartaz, Crash, Tragedia, Abuso, Estragou de novo (1999), Sucata Special, Brother Bear, Floppy Disk, Punk Dingbats (2004-2005, destructionist typefaces), Swiss AntiNormal (2005), Jooy (2007, grunge), Deusdeti (2007, double script), Deux ex Machina (2007, blackletter-inspired), Comunista (2007, constructivist), BONDAGE-DEMO-VERSION (2007), CASULO-DEMO (2007), D-E-S-T-R-O-Y-E-R-D-E-M-O-V-E-R-S-I-O-N (2007), GARTEN-VON-DORNEN-BLACK---DEMO-VERSION (2007), GARTEN-VON-DORNEN-DEMO-VERSION (2007), Load (2007, grunge), LYSSA-DEMO-VERSION (2007), MUMIA-DEMO-VERSION (2007), OFF-SET---DEMO-VERSION (2007, grunge), Pig (2006, rough stencil typeface), PLEASURES-DEMO-VERSION (2007), Querencia-Army-DEMO-VERSION (2007), TETARIA (2007), FDT Sodomy (2008, blackletter), FDT Carreto (2008), all freely downloadable.
In 2017, he created the colored Memphis-style typeface Denoise.
Commercial typefaces: Circus de Terror, Rapariga (curly), Indiana, Hard Core, Iemanjai, Disorder, Joy, Deusdeti, Deux ex Machina, Comunista, Destroyer, Off Set, Pleasures Poesie Noire, Helena, Base, Clean, Casulo, Serial killer.
Creations in 2012: Big Pig, Suicidal Tendencies.
In 2015, he made FDT Wonderland.
Dafont link. Yet another URL. Behance link. [Google]
Turkish type designer. His repertoire consists of a number of techno or modular typefaces, a contructivist typeface (Attack), some upright connected scripts (like the Arabic simulation typeface Alibaba), some geometric sans typefaces, a hexagonal face (Hexa). Scans: I, I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI. [Google]
Feliciano Type Foundry
Feliciano Type was established in 2001 by Mario Feliciano. The foundry's main design studio in Lisbon, Portugal, with two additional offices, in Povoa de Varzim, Portugal, and in The Hague, Netherlands. Mário Feliciano (b. 1969, Caldas da Rainha, Portugal). Feliciano studied graphic design at IADE, Lisbon, and began working as a graphic designer at Surf Portugal magazine in 1993, where he stayed as art director until 2000. In 1994 he founded the design studio Secretonix in Lisbon. He has been heavily involved in type design since. In 2005, he joined the type coop Village. John Berry reviews Mario's oeuvre. His gorgeous creations include the following:
- Escrita ([T-26], a great calligraphic font), Gazz (1997, in Regular, Paint and Stencil styles), MexSans (1997, [T-26]), Aurea Ultra (1997, [T-26]), Bronz (1997, [T-26]), Cepo, Tpac family (1996, [T-26], under the name Mariachi Fontexperience), Strumpf (1994, comic book font family at Adobe), Caligrafia Debula (1997, PsyOps).
- Geronimo (2010, Enschedé; not to be confused with an earlier 2005 font at Canada Type called Geronimo) was started in 1997. He says: Geronimo is a historical revival, a digital interpretation of the types cut by Geronimo Gil in Spain in the eighteenth century. In fact it is not only the first digital version, but as far as I can tell it is also the first typeface family ever designed using Gil's types as a model. Working in Madrid, Geronimo Gil produced an enormous collection of very interesting and idiosyncratic types that can be found in Muestras de los Nuevos Punzones y Matrices para la Letra de Imprenta executados por Orden de S.M. y de su Caudal destinado a la Dotacion de su Real Biblioteca, a specimen from 1787. It shows titling and text typefaces both in italic and roman styles. His typefaces are not only very Spanish but they are also very sophisticated when compared to the ones of contemporaries such as Eudald Pradell and Antonio Espinosa. Geronimo's typefaces have a sense of modernism but they are not modern in a Bodoni or Didot kind of way. Yet they are actually very old style---particularly the lowercase letters--but with reduced contrast and a generous x-height. Even in the bigger cuts, ascenders and descenders are not long but appear to be even shorter than in text sizes. This creates a kind of rolling effect while reading.
- He is working on Espinosa, and Eudaldo (a typeface in the style of and apparently predating the successful Pradell by Andreu Balius Planelles).
- MyFonts sells BsLandscope, BsMonofaked (octagonal), BsKombat (1998), BsLooper (stencil), BsArchae, BsRetchnov (constructivist), BsMandrax (octagonal).
- Stella (2001, a humanist sans family with 26 weights). FTF Stella 2 is a 2005 upgrade of this family.
- The 14-weight Rongel serif family (1998-2004, updated in 2005 as FTF Rongel V2) is his best work. Feliciano states: an interpretation of the types showed in eighteenth century's Spanish catalogue: "Muestras de los Punzones y Matrices de Letra que se funde en el Obrador de la Imprenta Real, Madrid, Ano de 1799", and titled with the name Rongel, whom I suppose, cut them. Another example of these types can be found in "Las Eroticas, y Traduccion de Boecio" by Villegas and printed by António de Sancha in Madrid, 1774.
- Atanasia. Based on a 1771 example by Antinio Espinosa. That same semi-calligraphic example was also used by Carlos Winkow in his famous Elzeviriano Ibarra at Richard Gans's foundry.
- Salustiana. Based on a 1772 type by Antonio Espinosa. Ibarra used that typeface to print Salustio in 1772.
- Monteros (1998-). Based on a 1799 type at Imprenta Real in Madrid.
- In 2003, he won an award for the extensive FTF Morgan family at the TDC2 2003 competition (subfamilies have suffixes Avec, Sans, Sans Condensed, Big, Poster, Poster Avec and Tower). Morgan Sans was originally developed in 2001 with 44 weights. Each version of Morgan has multiple weights as well---for example, Morgan Big (2001) is a 12-weight titling family. Avec denotes Slab Serif.
- FTF Grotzec Headline Condensed (1998, created for Surf Portugal magazine), Grotzec More.
- FTF Merlo (1998-2009): an interpretation of the 18th century Spanish types cut by Ismal Merlo.
- FTF Flama (2002, a neutral sans in 50 styles). Flama is used, along with Greta Text and Sunday Times Modern, by the Sunday Times.
- FTF Garda Titling (1998-2005): an exceptional caps only family with both serifed and sans inscriptional (Trajan) letters.
- Eudald News (1998-2009, Vllg).
- Sueca (2009): a new typeface for the Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet, which writes: Sueca is a family of serif, slab, sans serif, text typeface and typeface for listing. The idea behind Sueca is to be able to talk with the same clear voice but be able to change the tone of voice in different section. During the work with developing Sueca, SvD had help from the design consultants Palmer Watson from Edinburgh, Scotland as the second opinion.
- Villeneuve (2010-2017).
- Marcin Antique and Marcin Typewriter (2017, Vllg). A slightly modulated contrasted, almost Peignotian, pair of typefaces, based on types shown in Gustave Mayeurs's 1894 and 1912 catalogs.
- Mazagan (2019, Vllg). Mazagan gets its inspiration from Marocaines, a novelty type reproduced in the Fonderie Mayeur Type Specimen (Paris, 1912). The face is also featured in other specimen books of the same period, including the FTF (Fonderie Typographique Française) specimens that show a narrower version.
- Crisol (2019). An art deco stencil influenced by Futura Black (1929) and Braggadocio (1930).
- Parnaso (2019), classified as neo-Elzevir.
- Optional (2020-2021). A contemporary elliptical high contrast sans serif available in five weights.
- Hiper Sans (2021). A wide sans in four styles.
- Korrodi (2020). A monolinear version of Otto Weisert's art nouveau typeface Arnold Böcklin (1904), named after Portuguese (Swiss-born) architect Ernesto Korrodi (1870-1944).
- Miletus Grotesk (2021). A contemporary grotesque inspired by Standard Gothic (Keystone Foundry, circa 1906).
- Parafina (2021). An art deco sans remotely inspired by a hand-lettered display-sized alphabet dating back to the mid-20th century by Spanish letterer Miguel Pedraza.
- Penina (2021). A single weight elegant and delicate serifed typeface that is based on some of the work of William Hugh Gordon (1860s-1920). Penina comes in three contrast grades: Small, Medium and High Contrast, plus a variable font.
- Rotep (2020; in Alvor and Bornes versions). A ten-style collection of all-caps typefaces inspired by the lettering used through the ROTEP (Roteiro Turistico e Economico de Portugal) map collection, a mid-century Portuguese map collection of almost 300 maps published for almost two decades.
- Grosa and Grosa Mono (2020-2021). A 12-style modernist sans serif designed originally as the main typeface for Feliciano's website.
- Sebenta (2020-2021). A take on bthe Clarendon genre.
Feliciano designed custom typefaces for the Portuguese weekly newspaper Expresso [a font called Expresso], for the Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet [a font called Sueca], for the Spanish newspaper El Pais [a font called Majrit] and for Banco Espirito Santo [a font called BesSans].
Klingspor link. FontShop link. MyFonts interview.
View Mario Feliciano's typefaces. [Google]
Byelorussian illustrator who fled his country when he was 18 years old. He sold paintings in Moscow and now lives in Amsterdam. His drawings are straight out of the 19th century, ornamental and playful. He is also inspired by the psychedelic lettering of the 1960s. Discussion of his work by Coles. Typefaces, all made or drawn in 2006-2007: Rodopi, Fashion Condensed, Farringdon, Hopkins, Rondell (Western style face), Abramesque (ornamental caps), Mansard Trimmed (19th century emulation), Wedlock, Silverado, Shimmer Wide (cyrillic), Mona (extra-wide slab serif), Flirt Chloe (more 19th century ornamental glyphs), Jubilee (constructivist Cyrillic lettering), Big Cyrillic pixels (many great pixelized alphabets), Cuba, Gingerbread (Victorian), and St. Clair. Alternate URL. Check out his gorgeous country maps designed for the aeroflot in-flight magazine in 2008. [Google]
Floodfonts has freeware fonts by Felix Braden (b. Koblenz, Germany, 1974, an ex-student at the Trier College of Design). In 2000 he founded the free-font site Floodfonts with Peter Hoffmann. After working for five years as an art director for Gaga-Design, Koblenz, he decided to set up his own graphic design studio in Cologne. He now lives in Cologne working as a freelance designer and as a art director for MWK Cologne. In 2016, he set up his own Felix Braden type foundry.
His free fonts at Floodfonts included Polaris (2011), Floodicons (2003), Hydrophilia (2003. He writes: Hydrophilia family was created in 2003 by Felix Braden as a further development of Moby and comes with two fonts: The gothic typeface (liquid) is a revised version of the pixel font (iced). Hydrophilia liquid got a lot of letterforms with a diagonal axis, which reminded me of the technical fonts used on early liquid crystal displays.), Squid (2002, free), SquidCaps (2002), Ninetwist (2002), Catherine (2002), Moby (2002, a Bauhaus style corporate and headline font for the Cologne based design bureau Glashaus), Babelfish (2002), Blendfontsexperiment (2001), Incpot (1997), Hammerhead (2001: an angular constructivist typeface---free), HammerheadBlack (2001), HammerheadBold (2001), HammerheadMedium (2001), Multikultur (1997, Fraktur font), MultikulturExtraBold (2001), Orchidee (2001), Sadness (2001), Wuestling (1997). His commercial typefaces at Floodfonts include Kontiki (2018: a woodprint emulation typeface family; a grungy version of Clarendon), Capri Pro (2011-2015): an expressive constructed sans serif typeface in the tradition of Kabel and Avant Garde, partly constructivist, and partly hipster.
Peter Hoffmann designed Alita (2001) and Lacuna (2001).
Commercial fonts at Fountain: Grimoire (since 2015 at Floodfonts), Sadness (2001).
In 2004, he cofounded Timetwist with Pia Kolle, where you can download Rabbits (2004, Kolle), Pirates Stoertebecker (2004, Braden at Floodfonts, a ransom note face), Pirates Drake (2004, Braden at Floodfonts), PiratesBlackbeard (2004, Braden at Floodfonts), PiratesBonney (2004, Braden at Floodfonts), Bigfish (2009, a Western billboard face).
At Ductype, Braden published Timetwisteight (2005, a pixel face).
At URW++, he published the Supernormale family (part techno, part pixel) in 2006.
At Volcano, he made the rounded display face Bikini (2010).
At Fountain, he published the original version of Capri in 2011. After Fountain's demise, it reappeared as Capri Pro at Floodfonts in 2015.
The Orchidee project started in 1999 led to a fantastic free font. Felix: Orchidee was created as a part of the business stationary of the restaurant Orchidee located in the luxory hotel Quellenhof in Aachen, Germany. After the founding of the restaurant the hotel manager realized that there earlier was a bordello in the city with the same name, so he wanted to change the name. At the time when our agency had to presentate the logotype the name was not appointed so I created the font. The restaurant was specialized on crosscultural european-asian cuisine. Because of that I wanted to mix up some elements of traditional asian typography with european typography. The letters are designed in freehand by the repetition of just a few basic elements. To create the rough outline I used xerox-copier because I wanted to have some chaotic elements to give the font a handmade touch.
Other free fonts: Coraline (2012), Sonar Script (2013), Rollmops (2013).
At FontShop, he published FF Scuba (2012), as an offline companion to Verdana. It was one of the winners of the Communication Arts Typography Annual 2013.
In 2019, he published Pulpo, a ten-style family inspired by Century Schoolbook and Clarendon.
In 2020, he released Turbine (at Fontwerk: a 14-style neo-grotesque family), and Arpona, an 18-style lapidary flared typeface with slight wedge serifs.
Typefaces from 2021: Capitana (an 18-style geometric sans with large counters; not as severe as Futura), Arpona Sans (a 20-style humanist sans with rhombic tittles).
FontShop link. Klingspor link. Fontspace link. Dafont link. Behance link. Fontsquirrel link. Personal page. Another Behance link. Fountain Type link. Home page of Felix Braden. [Google]
Foundry based in Loughton, UK, set up by Lee Henry (b. 1982, Gateshead, UK). Lee studied Graphic Design in Newcastle and first got involved in font design when he designed Gothfest for a magazine project. He now works in London as a newspaper designer and continues to produce new and original font designs. Creations include Modernist (2006, a MICR style family), Arctic Chunky (2006), Gothfest (2006), Bogus (2006, in the style of Toolego), Bad Azz (2006, grid-based), Cubist (2006, thin octagonal family), and React (2006, also grid-based), Modernist (2006, monoline sans), 1up (pixel face), Allstar (2009, constructivist), Ole (2009, fat and squarish). [Google]
Chris Vile (Fontmonger, Austin, TX) is a type and graphic designer and web developer, who was briefly located in Chicago. He specializes in horror, graffiti, grunge and brush fonts.
Creator of Cannibal (2012, scratchy hand), Die Already (grungy caps), The Dead Saloon (2012, Western caps face), the scratchy scary typeface Dead Bitch (2012), the athletic lettering typeface No Honor Roll (2012), the grungy Redux (2012), Konquer (2012), Sandy Ravage (2012), and Digital Anarchy (2012), the blood drip typefaces Spiked (2012) and XSpiked (2012), and the brushed typeface GwizsK (2012).
In 2013, he designed The Five One Two (graffiti font), Skidmarked (graffiti font), There Be Monsters, Digital Disorder (a textured typeface), We Are Depraved, The Dead Are Coming (grunge), Barbaric, Welcome To Texas (graffiti font), Chopper City (a spurred constructivist typeface), Maya Rose (a script face), Chaos and Pain (a tattoo font), Abandon (grungy poster face), Virtual Bliss, and Pale Horse (a dagger font), Malevolentz (grungy caps), Shrapnel (grungy caps).
In 2014, he created Turnt Up (graffiti font), Grind Mafia, No Hard Evidence (glass scratch typeface), Techno Wanker, Abduco (grunge), Blackhead, Summon The Executioner (grunge), The Grinder (eerie font), Normal Sometimes (rounded sans), November Mornings, One More Day, Waukegan Hustle, Thoughts of Her, All Cracked Out, Redux, Cook County Jailhouse, Ol Skool (graffiti font), Why So Serious (grunge), Never Speak Of, Taco Truck Militia, Reason to see evil, Reaching for heaven, Digital Firebomb, Gas Mask Warriors, Necrotype, The Deadliest Saloon, The Decompozed, Necro Monger, Self Righteousness (grunge face), Rasterized (brush face), Some Devil Faces, Flowers For You, Dirtgrub Graffiti, M Ponderosa (letterpress typeface), Dr. Toboggan, Midnite Hour.
Typefaces from 2015: Thoughts of Her, Any Takers, Men of Nihilist, Rise Inside, Ugly Kids, Mya Papaya, The Unknown, Shun Set, Chops Chops, My Funeral, Blood Lust (dripping blood font), Middle Schooler, Hood Rich, Tequila Sunset, Hire a Cowboy, Tequila Sunrise, Cynical Hills (spurred eroded vintage typeface), Make them suffer (grungy letters), Gristled, Dark Waters, Poison Hope, Code Predators (grungy and squarish), Oak Lawn, Sovereign (grungy blackletter), Crucifixion, Sinner Script, Travis County (graffiti font), No Reverence (grunge), Barter With A Gypsy, Vance Jackson (graffiti script), Vary Sharky (brush face by Chris Vile and Roland Huse), Sons of Noah, Knife Fight Ballet, Dingle Huckleberry (grungy blackletter), The Grim Raiders, Tha Kool Kidz, Genesee St, Quaaludes, Quaalude Hulk, Kings Butcher, Gunfighter Academy (grungy and spurred), Buffalo Grove, Children Among Lions, Dedecus Putro, Dedecus.
Typefaces from 2016: El Sancho Rancho, Hells Rider Decay (spurred style), Eternity Tomorrow, The Last Call, Our Retaliation (grungy), Zero Athletics, Filth of Icarus (grungy), Texas Slaughter, Black Dahlia, Real Horror, Means of Malice, Mechanization, Valley of Elah, Hells Rider (Tuscan), Black Jacket Boys, Outerspace Militia, Fort Death, The Lost Canyon, The Defiler, Solace for Sadist, Mind Antiks, Tattle and Tales, In Collection, Skinny Jeans (all caps sans), Born Addict, Born a Sinner, Pistol Grip Pump (spurred Western style), Under Authority (grungy), Thrash It, They Perished, Sinthetic, Epitaph (spiky tattoo font), Eternity Now (hipster style), Sniffin Paint, Poker Kings, Virtual Rot, Apex Flunkee.
Typefaces from 2017: Urbane Cuisine (sketched), Boots And Spurs, San Antono Charros (spurred), Faxine Sky (hairline), Hooligan (graffiti face), Pack of Wolves (dry brush), Tweaky, Eatn Cake, Who Asks Satan (brush style), The Devil Net, Hallow Grave, Death To Metal, Brake Fluid (tattoo style), Boiled Denim, El Sancho.
Typefaces from 2018: Reposed, A Glimpse, The Waiting Room (scratchy typeface), Philophobia, Medium Rare (a Western font; and its grunge version, Soiled Doves), Chased Through The Woods, Blood Thirst, Voices in my Head, The Quick Marker, Watch People Die, Blue Waffle (erasure font), Under Your Bed (all caps grunge), Eater of Children, Burn The Witch (dripping blood blackletter)Side Effects.
Typefaces from 2019: Taken (textured), Krazy Hazy, Jackknife, Cowboy Cadaver (Western, spurred), Commanders, Mortem Throne, Among Dead Priest (brush), Smile and Wave, Impact Brutas, Rustic Man.
Typefaces from 2020: Covid Contagion, Family Annihilator, Font to a Chainsaw, Paper Planets (squarish), Sad Szn, Bless The Galling, Marshal The Dead, Golfclub Homicide, Malignant (a Halloween font), Mustafar Reloaded, Pathogens (a rough brush font), Space Mavericks, Milwaukee Cannibal, Fit for Murder (a dripping blood font), Horror Type, Happy Face Killer.
Typefaces from 2021: LCt50, Bandero, Nerve Agent, Disembowel, Heretic, The Riven, The Rivened, One more Day, Silly Games, Ode To Murder.
Home page. Personal home page for Designs By Chris.
Dafont link. Fontspace link. [Google]
FONTana is a font design studio in Szeged, Hungary, started in 1999. Free and commercial typefaces (39USD/piece) by Gabor Kóthay (La Danse, Luxury, Sehrgut (Fraktur), Faximile (1999), L&R (1999), Monsoon (1999)), and Amondó Szegi (Telegdi family, which is based on the worn typefaces used by Abbot Nicolaus Telegdi at the Vienna Jesuit press in the 16th Century; Velorex (1999)). Very beautiful web page, and fantastic fonts in all respects!
Free typefaces: Zodiac (2000), Cards (Gyula Zsigri, 2001), Maldoror, Domino (Gabor Kóthay), Count, Csenge (a Hungarian rune font by Csaba Dávid), Qwerty (Gabor Kóthay, 2000), Y2K (Gabor Kóthay, 2000).
Early commercial fonts: Woodini (caps), Sleeping Beauty (caps), Zimbalo (1999, Amondó Szegi), Pacalsone (1999, Amondó Szegi), Paradox (1999, Amondó Szegi), Construct (2001, Amondó Szegi), Binario (2000, Amondó Szegi), Bikewrench (2001, Amondó Szegi), Cabin (2001, Gábor Kóthay).
At T-26, in 2001, Amondó Szegi published the commercial typefaces MuseFace (art nouveau), Glosso (2003), Xodus (2001, Regular, Italic, Forgotten), Kozma-Ornaments, all showing old Slavonic and/or Armenian influences in Latin letters. In 2000, he made Alian Ornaments (floral ornaments) for T-26.
At T-26, Gábor Kóthay published Adagietto (2000), Minerva (2000), Archetype (2000). At PsyOps, Gábor Kóthay published the formal script Anglia (2001), Berill (2001), and Plexo (2001).
Amondó Szegi's typefaces at T-26: Nexodus (2008, medieval style), Zenthes (2008), Alien Ornaments, Glosso, Iskola (2002, a Victorian typeface done with Silas Dilworth), Kozma (great ornaments), Melico, Melico Ornaments (2004, another great set), Xodus.
At P22, Szegi designed the curly typeface Mantra (2005). Amondó Szegi's Telegdi family is since 2001 available from P22.
At The Type Trust, he created the playful Gepetto (2006).
Typefaces from 2013: Ma (avant-garde, constructivist, done as an hommage to Lajos Kassak), Overdose, Sorry (kitchen tile typeface), Atett (hommage to Lajos Kassak), Street Soul, Samizdat, Velorex (brush script), Zsir (fat octagonal face), Kedves (hipster font).
Typefaces from 2014: Iseum, Pix Gotisch.
Among their custom corporate identity jobs, the Losonczi Hair Salon work (2012) is quite outstanding.
Dubstep (2012) is an experimental triangulated grid-based typeface.
In 2013, Glosso Novum (2013, Fontana Type Foundry), a remastering of Glosso (2003), was published. Nexodus (2013) is a reworking of his 2001 typeface Xodus, with new ornaments and zodiac signs, and more weights. Xodus (2001, Regular, Italic, Forgotten) revives work by Miklós Kis Misztótfalusi (Nicholas Kis), who was one of the first designers of Armenian type: He prepared his first set of exotic types before September 1685 for the Armenian printing house in Amsterdam. It was the knowledgeable mayor of Amsterdam who requested that those types be founded. These types were used to print the mayor's (Nicolaes Witsen) work entitled Noord en Oost Tartarye. Misztótfalusi's name appears in the colophon of the book. Later, in 1687, he found Georgian types, which were, in many respects, similar to the Armenian set. Since there was no printing house in Georgia, he designed the types on the basis of some manuscripts. Unfortunately, as legend has it, the types never reached the Georgian court, which had commissioned Misztótfalusi to design them. They were either lost or stolen somewhere in Sweden. However, a sample sheet survived and was found in 1980 in Amsterdam. It may seem to make no sense to re-Latinise the types of Misztótfalus, who himself was a great master in founding Latin types, and for whom Armenian types meant the first step in a new direction.
Typefaces from 2016: Crave Sans.
Klingspor link. Fontspace link. Behance link. Dafont link. Creative Market link. [Google]
FontStructor who made the pixelish typeface Skwair Ayez and the constructivist typeface Nyce in 2010. [Google]
[Velvetyne Type Foundry (or: VTF)]
Designer in Sydney, Australia. Creator of the powerful straight-edged constructivist typeface Ecke (2016). Behance link. [Google]
Designer at EF English First. Moscow-based creator of Foxtrot Icon Set (2013), which she calls a constructivist collection of icons. She also made the stocky angular newspaper typeface Virginia Lives (2013) for Latin and Cyrillic. Linkedin link. [Google]
Ganlo R. Ithsm
Designer at FontStruct, aka Garphynk, located in San Francisco. He created afternoon (condensed pixel face), Blocparty (constructivist poster style), Bloc Party Outline, foldz (dot matrix), tuesday, xtrude (3d shadow face). All fonts made in 2008. In 2011, he added Arrowback, and in 2012 Duffica (counterless). Behance link. Home page. [Google]
Student at the Winchester School of Art, UK. Creator of the oblique constructivist typeface Propaganda (2011). [Google]
Geronimo Fonts (or: Paradox Fontworks, or: Typewire Studios)
First called Geronimo Fonts, then Paradox Fontworks, and then Typewire Studios, this American studio created these free fonts in 2015: For Sara, Funkytown, Necktie (blackboard bold), Northpoint (strong octagonal varsity font), Kevin Eleven (handcrafted 3d font), Back to School (handcrafted), Musicnet (dot matrix font), Anxiety, Starship One, Astronaut City (comic book style), Internet Friends, Solitude (rounded sans), Kinetic Extreme (+Solid), Crank, Disco Flow, Psychedelic, Lemons, Bokai, Royalty Code, Operation (military octagonal stencil face), Northwest (squarish), Hijack, Establishment, Jamstone, Skinz, The Antenna, Distortion, Los Mesitos, Rock Salmon, Hand Stencil, Crossroads, Upton Funk, Zero Theory, The Million Mile Man (3d outline font), Blueberry Pie, Boraodway Musical, Block Cartoon, Cinematic Language, Kayak, Aerospace, Russian (constructivist), Lines (white on black), Ohio Collegiate, Alkaline.
In 2014, Anthony designed these typefaces: The Ambrosia Society, The American (stencil), Clockwork (rounded and octagonal), Basico 1983, Crash Test, Christmas Sweater (textured, knitted), Dysfunctinal, Winter Sans, Tazorblade, Origami, Kingsbury, Mike, Secret Stencil, Braillefont, Encrypted, Spacecraft, Retro Serif, Something Blue, Lakeside, Amelia Pond, Kindergarten, Superpowers, Homeboys, Dispensations, Neutron (sans), Chrome, Mandarin, Battlecry (stencil), Spacebar, Starlight, Square Deal, Timeline, Simpetico, Guardians (octagonal), Pixel Rocks, Snakeway, The Spaceman, Paint Brush, Series Slab, Simple Life, Warehouse, Flappy Birdy, Brushmark, Hammers and Strings, I Do Not Trust You, My Dad Drives Me Crazy, Scriptfont, Widehand, Bastille, Destruction, Remember, Handlebars, Marksman, Animated, Chubby Gothic, Highlight, Lighthead, Random Type, Readable, Archibald, Stenciles, Andersans, Gondola (monoline geometric sans), Sundance Neue, Jangotype, Limousine, Crayon Kids, Packing Tape, Cartoon Adventures, Telescope, Little Shrimp, Destiny (FontStruct), Al Dente, Copper Four (piano key font), Digit LCD, Dimension (horizontally striped), Highway Block Sans, Integration, Overload (LED font), Scoreboard LED, The Distance LCD, Ace Gaffigan, Grean, The Distance (FontStruct), Reason to Believe, Quincy Egbert, Oklahoma, Anonymous, Amaretto, Espionage (horizontally striped), Waffleboy, Angular, Equalizer, Spangled, Freewind, Ancient Grease, Black Pine Trees, Etra Preview, Fun Fragment, Multilingual hand, Red Velvet, The Fragile Wind, Lightweight Serif, Instant Access, Black Pixel, Rapid Mental Thursday, Blue Chucks, Hand Power, Royalty Waffles, Anger Management, Pocket, Effective, Florida, Pencil Sharp, Silence Will Fall (a prison say counter font), Chuck, Caged, Diamond, Uncle Salsa, Zebru, Sun, Stafona, Questions, Fancy, Sunwave, Doodle Digit, Einstein Grand, Lollipop, Lemon Rose, Gentleman, Jukebox, Fuzzy, Monster Taxi, Popsicle, Ripleys, Fragment, Crashy, Ravioli, Little Picnic, Strobelight, Cool, Cheddar (hand-printed) and Comic Fade (a dot matrix font done at FontStruct), Schnoodle, Ice Cubed (pixel face), GF Albert, Garfield, Black Friday, National Industry, Warlox, Moneto, Troublemaers, Sundrop, Magnitude, Break The Chain, Black Fire, Ralph, Hexoto, Flubber, Crazy Smile, Angel, Cheapskate, Flatboard, Stitcher, Black Shadow (20143, a dripping blood font), Probably Yes, True Love, Charlie, George, Alpine Script, Aztec Kingdom, Megafont, LCD Expanded, Generation, Arcadia, Cosmo, Jokerface, Deco Future (a blackboard bold typeface, +Inline). Many of the typefaces were made with FontStruct.
Typefaces from 2016: Inklings (textured), Scorpion (squarish), Vincentio (text typeface), University (varsity font), Gameplay, Barbershop (squarish blackboard bold style), Elevation (sans), Revolution Script, New Chinese (oriental simulation), Underground, The Neverlanders.
Typefaces from 2017: Snowball, War of 1930, Superguns, High School, Destructive (octagonal stencil font), American Grunge, French Fries (shaded).
Typefaces from 2018: Oldies Cartoon, Showtunes, Topline (squarish sans), Grunge Band, The Friendly Indians.
Typefaces from 2019: Land+Mine (spurred), Jersey Slim.
Typefaces from 2020: Meatloaf (pixelish), Space Galaxy, Ouitfield Pro (heavy sans caps), Alkine (circled letters), Flower Girl (alphadings), Lightzone (a dot matrix font), Gameplay 1987 (a pixel font). [Google]
Gilang Purnama Jaya
[GP Type foundry]
Brooklyn, NY-based designer of the squarish typeface Lissitzky (2019). [Google]
GP Type foundry
[Gilang Purnama Jaya]
Gilang Purnama Jaya (GP Type foundry) is a Bandung, Indonesia-based graphic designer, b. 1987.
He created Nasta Sucks (2008, grunge), the grungy athletic lettering typeface Bandung Hardcore GP (2010) and the free gothic fonts The Underdog Journey (2010), Minggu Pagi (2010) and Goodbye Alena (2010). Creator of the "broken" constructivist typeface Gilang Cinta Sabrina (2010), which has only capitals.
In 2012, he made the circus font House of Wonderland, the spurred tattoo typeface Biker from Hell, the tattoo script typeface Original Gangsta, the graffiti typeface Los Angeles Homies. The spurred tattoo script Tattoo Shop was made in 2013.
In 2013, Decade Type foundry published Los Santos (a tattoo / graffiti font), Basingstoke (a spurred display typeface by Gilang Purnama Jaya), American Brewery (Decade Type foundry: a whiskey bottle font), American Brewery Rough, Appleton (a spurred 19th century signage typeface published by Decade Type foundry), and Vintage Badges.
In 2014, he created the retro typeface Reckless.
Typefaces from 2015: Wayke (poster font), Grenson (vintage spurred typeface), Outfitter Script (monoline).
Cofounder of Image Type with Ihsan K. Lazuardi and Agung Maskund. At Imagi Type, he published Fetridge and Outfitter Script (2015, rounded monolinear) and Michigan Brush (2017, with Kiena Audri),
Typefaces from 2018: SS Hilborn (a vintage type).
Dafont link. Devian tart link. Fontspace link. Another Dafont link. Another Fontspace link. [Google]
Lee Iley (Grafikarto) is the New York City and/or Mexico City-based designer of Bolonat (2014). His commercial foundry and design studio is called Grafikarto. In 2018, he published Cobalt 27, a monoline typeface that is influenced by early constructivist posters, and Bolonat Hand and Bolonat Wash, two OpenType SVG fonts drawn and originally used for Bar Bolonat restaurant in NYC after vernacular cafe signage in Jaffa, Israel. Also from 2018 is the vernacular Mexicamn diner font family Comida. [Google]
[DCO (or: dcoxy medina, or: Atelier Oxydes)]
[Letter Stock (was: Gumacreative)]
Hana is a graphic designer from Belgrade. She made a nice typographic poster called Neandertal (2010). I guess that this goes with her simplistic and almost constructivist squarish typeface Neandertal (2009). She also created Kuka (2010), a simple display sans with both Latin and Cyrillic alphabets. [Google]
Hanoded is the foundry (est. 2010) of Dutch designer and photographer David Kerkhoff, b. Epe / Vaassen, 1969. In its first year, Hanoded was a free font outfit specializing in handwriting and hand-printed typefaces. Its creations could be seen at Dafont, Abstract Fonts and Fontspace. Fontspring link. Klingspor link.
In 2011, he went partially commercial via MyFonts. His typefaces became more diversified and are quite stunning at times:
- A: Aardvark Dreams (2016), Abeille (2016), Abelia (2015), Abysmal Gaze (2011. scratchy face), Aceituna (2018), Adagietto (2018), Aderyn (2012: a poster family), Adieu Mon Ami (2021: a crayon font), Aeronic (2015, based on a 1937 Japanese poster for Nikke Coat by Japanese print artist Gihachiro Okuyama (1907-1981)), Aficionado (2019), After Nightfall (2018: spooky), Aiguille (2018), Aint Nothing Fancy (2010). All Over Again (2010), All Over Again All Caps (2010), Allez Hop (2011), Ambleside (2018: a fun scratchy curly script), Ambrosine (2017), Americain (2012, constructivist), American Grunge (2015), Amoebica (2014), Andorra Script (2014), Another Monday (2020), Antisocial Behavior (2010), Antidote (2016, 3d and handcrafted), Apex Brush (2019), Appelstroop (2016), Arancello (2018, a connected didone), Artful Dodger (2012, a grungy Clarendon), AshesToAshes (2010), Ashtanga (2013, curly caps), Astromonkey (2016), Atonement (2018: a great irregular inky script), Attaboy (2016, dry brush), Attention Seeker (2017), Au Revoir (2012), Autumn Voyage (2017), Avontuur (2017), Awesome Sauce (2019).
- B: Background Echo (2021), Backyard Hero (2018), Badehaus (2015, an art npuveau typeface modeled after the lettering on the Thermal Badehaus in Bad Neuenahr, Germany), Bad Medicine (2017), BadPaintjob (2010), Bakeapple (2019), Balagan (2010), Bandolina (2014), Band Wagon (2018: Western), Baznat (2010), Beanstalker (2018), Bearskin (2019), BehindDirtyBlinds (2010), DK Bergelmir (2014), Bergie Seltzer (2019), Betula (2018), Bintang (2016), Bitterbrush (2018), Bitumen (2017: a sticky typeface), Blabbermouth (2018), Black Bamboo (2014), Black Cluster (2018), Black Mark (2012, a heavy brush face), Blackminster (2017: blackletter), Bladesmith (2018), Blauhaus (2015, a rounded organic monoline Bauhaus), Bloemgracht (2014, Dutch deco), Bloomer (2019), Blueberry Jam (2016), Boarding House (2017), Bocadillo (2016, brush script), Bodiam (2016, beatnik style), Bombay Blue (2014, handcrafted poster font), Blue Sheep (2016, comic book style), Bogeyman (2019), Boris Brush (2016), Borrowdale (2016, a crayon font), Bottle Brush (2017, dry brush), Bottle Shop Faded (2010), Bratislava (2015), Breadcrumbs (2019), Breakfast Noodles (2020), Brochette (2019), Bronwen (2018: a vampire or bewitched font), Brouwerij (2021), Brushcrazy (2019), Brush Crush (2016), Buckthorn (2017, grungy), Bugbear (2019: a cartoon font), Bunny Daydream (2020), Bupkis (2017), Breakfast Burrito (2015), Brooklyner (2013: an art deco caps typeface based on the typeface used for The Brooklynite, a magazine from the 1920's), Brouillard (2017), Brushzilla (2017), Bullet in your Head (2010), Bumper Sticker (2020), Bungehuis (2015, Dutch deco after the lettering on a building in Amsterdam, 1931), Buntaro, Burobu (a blobby typeface), Business As Usual (2011, scratchy), Buttered Toast (2015), Butterfly Ball (2014), Bygone (2017, brush font).
- C: Cadora Woods (2020), Caerphilly (2018), Caffe Lungo (2019), Camping Holiday (2018: comic book style), Canned Whale (2012, outlined and hand-printed), Canoodle (2016), Capricious (2020: a dry brush font), Carambola (art deco sans), Carbonara (2011, grungy typewriter), Carpe Noctem (2017, a haunted font), Carrot Juice (2017), Carte Blanche (2012, a gorgeous arched / sketched caps face), Castanea (2012, a painter's font), Castle On The Hill (2017), Castlerigg (2020), Catskin, Mon Petit Cahier (a children's handwriting emulation) (2021), Celluloid Bliss (2010), Cerulean Blue (2018), Chalkaholic (2018), Charons Obol (2011, scary brush face), Cheat Sheet (2013, handwritten), Checkout (2015, a basic supermarket script), Cherubina (2016, beatnik style), Chewy Caramel (2020), Chillerz (2020), Chilly Cherry (2018), China Syndrome (2019: a brush-lettered typeface), Chocolatte (2016), Chunky Chicken (2013), Cinnamon Swirl (2016, curly lettering), Cinnabar Brush (2016), DK Clair de Lune (2012, an exquisite curly poster font), Clochard (funky quirky lettering), Closet Skeleton (a scary font based on the cover of the 1946 book De Sprookjeshoorn by Anton Eijkens (1920-2012)), Clootie (2020), Coal Brush (2016), Coconut Punch (2018, dry brush), Codswallop (2011, fat hand-printed), DK Coliseu (2014, art deco), Colporteur (2017), Combustible (2017), Compagnon (2017), Concertina (2018), Cookie Crumble (2019: beatnik style), Cookie Supply (2019), DK Cool Crayon, Cool Daddy (2017, bubblegum font), Coquillage (2017), Corner Shop Chique (2010), Cortese (2016: an interlocking letter poster font based on a 1971 Italian movie poster for La Morte Cammina Con I Tacchi Alti directed by Luciano Ercoli), Cosmo Stitch (2015), Cosmic Turtle (2021: hand-crafted, in beatnik style), Couldnt be bothered (2010), Courant (2011, grungy blackletter), Cover Up (2017), Crayon Crumble (2011, chalk face), Crayon En Folie (2016, a crayon or chalk typeface), DK Crayonista (2012), Crayon Works (2021), Crimson Skyline (2019), Criss Cross (2011), Crocodile Feet (2018: beatnik style), Crowbar (2017), Crowd Pleaser (2021), Crowfeather (2018), Crowd Funded (2018), Crypt (2016), Cry Wolf (2017), Cubissimo (2013, a cubist geometric font inspired by a 1929 poster advertising a museum exhibition), Cul de Sac (2010, 3d outline face, hand-printed and sketched), Cut Along (2017: a paper cutout typeface), Cykelsmed (2018).
- D: Daft Script (2021), Daily Challenge (2021), Daitengu (2020), Dapplegrim (2018), Darker Marker (2016), Darkness Rising (2018), Deco Pimp (2011), Delivery Note (2019), Demagogue (2020), Die Bruecke (2013, a woodblock printing emulation typeface named after the Die Brücke movement), Dinosaur Cake (2018), Dirrrty (2016, a grungy brush font), DK Allez Hop (2011), Discolicious (2017), Display Patrol (2017), Dominant Type (2021), Donkeyman (2021), Don Quixote (2011. nice grunge calligraphic hand), DK Dortmunder Ecke (2015, inspired by cubism), Doubledecker (2019), Double Quick (2014), Douceur (2014, a blackboard bold / tattoo script), Downhill Dive (2019), Down The Wall (2017), Downward Fall (2014, a rough brush), Dragonblood (2015), Dragon Spell (2017, drawn with Chinese ink), Drawing Blood (2010), Dreadnought (2014, brush face), Drop Dead Gorgeous (an all caps brush typeface), Dubbel Zout.
- E: Early Morning Coffee (2012), Earworm (2018), Elbow Grease (2017), Element 120 (2018, a hand-drawn Ultra Bodoni), Endgame (2019), Entourage (2017), Ersatz Quality (2010), Erstwhile (2019), Evil Laughter (2019: a typewriter font with blood drips), Exit Strategy (2020: all caps, dry brush).
- F: Face Your Fears (2011), Face Your Fears II (2015), FairNSquare (2010), Fairy Godmother (2018), Fallout Font (2010), Fantastique (2012, a 3d hand-printed caps face), Fat Little Piggy (2010), Father Frost (2012), Fearsome (2018), Fictional Friend (2019), Fiebiger Eins (2013, an art nouveau / arts & crafts typeface after a 1908 poster by Franz Fiebiger), Fiebiger Zwei (2013), Fingerfood (2018), Flagellum Dei (2016, a rough brush script), Fleabitten (2019), Fledermaus (2012: Fledermaus ("bat") was a cabaret theater from Vienna. The original Jugendstil decor was designed by Josef Hoffman and several posters, advertising performances, were designed by other members of the Vienna Workshop. The Fledermaus font was based on a 1907 poster by Bertold Löffler.; the missing glyphs were created by Kerkhoff), Flying Saucer (2019), Follow The Light (2018), Food Truck (2016, vernacular style), Forgotten Dream (2020: a heavy brush typeface), DK Formosa (2012), Framboisier (2017), Frozen Memory (2017), Full Blast (2017: dry brush), Full English (a handcrafted stencil) (2021), Funky Flamingo (2018).
- G: Galangal (a phenomenal poster typeface that plays on thick and thin, in the style of Horst Caps), Gallows Hill (2019), Gamboge (2017), Garden Bed (2016, a fat brush font), Garden Gnome (2016), Genki Desu (2019: comic book style), Gerards Gold (2010, script face), Getaway Car (2019). Ghost Reverie (2010, a scratchy family), Gingerline (2018), Glitter Candy (2018), Gobsmacked (2019: dry brush style), Goodie Bag (2019), Grafiker (2013, a brush typeface loosely based on the work of designers Oskar Kokoschka (1886-1980) and Jean Carlu (1900-1997)), Gravitational Pull (2021: a fat finger font), Gravity Well (2021: a rough brush), Greyfriars (2017, a hand-drawn Baskerville), Griezelig (2019: eerie), Grigory (2017), Grindylow (2020), Gritstomper (2020), Grumpy Tiger (2017), Guerilla Handshake (2017), Guilty Pleasure (2019: a fat brush font), Gulag Decay (2010), Gumbo (2019), Gumboots (2020).
- H: Halewyn (2017), Halfway There (a fat finger font) (2021), Hangmans Delight (2016), Hanoded Hand (2010), Hanoded-Heavy (2010), Harajuku Script (2017), Harimau (2012, a rounded children's book font), Harimau Dua (2015), Harrumph (2011, a fat poster lettering family), Hasta Luego (2020), Hasty Tasty (2011), HaraldRunicDEMO (2010), Headlock (2017), Heartsome (2020), Heckel (2013, a German expressionist hand-drawn typeface based on the handwriting of Erich Heckel (1883-1970), a founding member of Die Brücke, a group of German expressionist), Hedgehog Hans (2012, comic book typeface), Henceforth (2017), Hex (2012), Hexenhammer (2017, a font for witches and vampires), Hey Comrade (2016: a messy script font made with a bamboo satay skewer), Hibagon (a rough dry brush font) (2021), Hieratic Numerals (2010), High Tea (2012), Himawari Script (2019), DK Himmelblau (2012, art nouveau font based on a poster from 1902 made by the Künstlerbund Hagen), Hjem (2019), Hobgoblin (2014), Hofstad (2014, after an art deco typeface used by poster designer John Lavies), Hokitika (2014, art deco), Home Education (2021), Homeward Bound (2017, a grungy slab serif), Honey Dew (2016), Honeyguide (2017), Huggin and Muninn (2012, script face), Hungry Zombie (2020), Hummus Chips Salat (2010), Hyggelig (2015), Hyldemoer (2018).
- I: Ice Cream Man (2018), Inky Fingers (2013, a fat finger font), Innuendo (2015), Interstellar Erosion (2010), DK Insomniac (2015), Instant Harmony (2019), Irena (2016, a cubist/expressionist font inspired by Czech type designer Vojtech Preissig), Ishtar (2012: spooky brush font).
- J: Jalebi (2015), Jambo (2014, bouncy and funky), Joe Schmoe (2011, hand-printed), John Brown (2016), Jubileum (2013), Juicer (2021), Just Before Liposuction (2010).
- K: Kabouter (2019), Kaikoura (2014, art deco), Kandij (2020), Kapsalon (2019, +Pencil, +Brush), Katsudon (2020), Katzenjammer (2015), Kempoka (2014, brush script), Kerberos Fang (2011), Keswick (2013, a lipstick font created using a 6B pencil), Ketimun (2019), Kingsmead Script (2020), Fat Kitty Kat (2013), DK Koerier (2014, a 3d outlined typeface), Knockdown (2016, brush style), Knucklebones (2017), Kodama Forest (2017, Treefrog style), Kokomo (2012, 3d and outlined), Kolkata Hotelroom (2010), Komsomol (2014: was modeled on several Soviet propaganda posters and anmed after the youth division of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, the Komsomol, or Kommunisticheskii Soyuz Molodyozhi), Konditorei (2018), Koshatnik (2011, all caps brush face), Kubikajiri (2011, an India ink brush face), DK Kundalini (2013, curly), Kunstschau (2012: a beautiful poster font that was modeled on a stamp, designed by Austrian artist Bertold Löffler, for the Kunstschau 1908 exhibition in Vienna), Kurkuma (2013, a wonderful poster caps face), Kuroneko (2019), Kusukusu (2011, hand-printed), Kwark (2013: a 3d poster font).
- L: Lachrymose (2021: a brush font), Lampion (2012, a condensed unicase hand-drawn face), Leakage (2010, ink splash face), Languedoc (2016), Larks Tongues (2017), Lazy Morning (2020), Leftover Crayon (2017), Lemon Yellow Sun (2014), Lenox Avenue (2017, after Studio Handbook Letter And Design For Artists And Advertisers by Samuel Welo), Lille Snemand (2015), DK Limoen (2012, shadow outline face), Liquid Amber (2018), Liquid Embrace (2015, a brush font), Little Boy Blue (2016), Lokomotiv (2012, an art deco caps typeface based on poster for the 1930 Geneva Motor Show), Longreach (2018), DK Louise (2012, art deco, cubist: based on the art of Louise Marie (lou) Loeber, a Dutch painter), Lucky Goldfish, Lunisolar (2017).
- M: Maduki (2013), Majolica (2014, art deco), Magical Brush (2017), DK Mama Bear (2012), Mandarin Whispers (2017, a brush font actually made by a marker pen), Mandolin (2014), Mango Smoothie (2015), Mariken (2017), Market Square (2017, vernacular style; +Market Square Marker), Mary Ate a Little Lamb (2010), Matrijs (grungy, stencil) (2021), Mayblossom (2021: a fat finger font), Mayonaise (2011), Meshuggeneh (2013---crazy fool on Yiddish; a twisted 3d typeface), Midnight Chalker (2016, a chalk or crayon font), Midnight Hour (2011), Midnight Sun (2019), Mikan (a bold rounded handcrafted sans) (2020), Millefeuille (2017), Mind Boggle (2020), Minehead (2020), Modern Fantasy (2020), Moi Non Plus (2011), Minou (2018), Mission Accomplished (a fat finger font) (2021), Momotaro (2015, a fun rough brush script), DK Monsieur Le Chat (2012, curly face---can't wait for Madame La Chatte...), Montello (2018), Moonlight Serenade (2016), Moonlight Shadow (2010, a nice scribbly pair of fonts), More Or Less (2016), Morgenfrisk (2017), Mortal Coil (2020: a dry brush font), Mosca (2013), Mothman (2011, a spooky scratchy face), Motley Crew (2016), Mr Stickman (2015, funny dingbats), Mulhouse (2019), Mundbind NL (2021), Mysterious (2017).
- N: Nakata (2012, a great notebook style script), Nanuk (2013, an outlined 3d typeface), Nefarious (2019: a great Halloween font), Neuer Weltschmerz (2019: a rounded sans), Neues Bauen (2011), New Beginnings (2016), Nightbird (2011, blood drip face), Northumbria (2012: modeled on original 7th and 8th century monastic gospel books from Northern England), Notaris (2015, a bouncy typeface), Nouveau Crayon (2016), Numpty (2019), DK Nutnik (2012, a mural paint font), Nuuk (2018), Nyctophobia (2010, brush face).
- O: Obrigado (2012, rounded art deco face), Odaiba Script (2019), Oei (2010), Office Squeeze (2017, a sketched font made with a Japanese brush pen), Ogenblik (2020), Oomph (2010), Okiku (2014, a scratchy poster typeface), Oranjerie (2013, poster typeface), Orenji (2016), Original Quality (2019), Oslo Stitch (2020), Otago (2014: a classic all caps art deco typeface), Output Volume (2021), Overseas (2020: a dry brush font), DK Oyuki's Ghost (2013, scratchy scary typeface made with a steel pen and Chinese Ink---the name comes from a painting by Maruyama Okyo (1733-1795), which depicts his mistress who died young. Maruyama Okyo claimed she haunted him in his sleep).
- P: Palembang (2015, a Dutch art deco typeface), Pandanus (2014), Panettone (2018: upright script), Paradise Lost (2016, created using a broken bamboo satay skewer and Chinese ink), Pardesi (2013, a fat marker pen font), Party Pocket (2019), DK Pastis (2016, a lovely handcrafted typeface), Paviljoen (2014: Dutch art deco), Pawn Shop Pretty (2010), Peanut Crunch (2019), Peking Duck (2021), Perfect Day (2019), Petit Four (2015), Petit Oiseau (2013), Phantom Peach, Pigeon Post (2020), Pimpernel (2012), Pinda (2011), P.I. (2011), Pineapple Daydream (2018), Pingo (2012, display face), Pinkus (2013, a caps-only poster font), Pisang (2013, an all caps poster font), Plague Master (2016), Plakkaat (2011), Plastic Fantastic (2019: a comic book face designed to fight the overuse of plastic), Poison Ivy (2014, scratchy hand), Pondicherry (2014, a hand-sketched 3d typeface), Popty Ping (2018, beatnik style), Popular Vote (2021), Porcupine Pickle (2011), Power Breakfast (2021), Primordial (2017), Prince Frog (2015, a cartoon / children's book font), Printout (2018: a sketched font), ProjectX (2010), ProjectY (2010), ProjectZ (2010), Promedanenmischung (2010), Psycho Killer (2013), Public Secret (textured, handcrafted) (2021), Pumpkins Brush (2021), Pumpkin Soup (2013: a poster typeface), Pundak (2014, all caps 3d outlined typeface), DK Pusekatt (2013).
- Q: DK Qilin (2014: a great inky font), Quatrain (a hand-drawn didone), Quid Pro Quo (2011, scratchy calligraphic), Quilted Butterfly (2010), Quite Something (2018), QuoVadisQuasimodo (2010).
- R: Rabbit Escape (2016), Rabbit on the Moon (2011, children's typeface), Radical Brush (2019), Rainclouds (2020), Rainforest (2010), Ramkoers (2018), Raspberry Sherbet (2020), Rat Infested Mailbox (2010), Ravenheart (2017, Treefrog or Ralph Steadman style: scary and inky), Ravenstonedale (2018: based on a number of handwritten letters by English author D.H. Lawrence), Reality Check (2019), Rearview Mirror (2018), Redcurrant (2020), Reluctant Aviator (2020), Republica Banana (2019), Retch (2013, frightening scratchy script), Retrouvailles (2018), Return Policy (2018), Roskilde (2018), Rosy Lee (2016), Rotorua (2014, art deco), Roughcast (2020: an all caps brush typeface), Rough Patch (2017), Rough Therapy (2019), Route Du Soleil (2018), Ruby Red (2015, brush style), Rum Doodle (2013), Rumpelstiltskin (2011, comic book family), Runaround Kid (2018), Runic Series [Gunfjaun Runic (2010), Modraniht Runic (2010), Leakage (2010), Hyrrokkin Runic (2010), Harald Runic (2010). Gunnar Runic (2010), Nidhogg Runic (2010), Nippon Note (2016), Skraeling Runic (2010), Sleipnir Runic (2010), Tjelvar Runic (2010), Yggdrasil Runic (2010), Graip Runic (2010), Fenrir Runic (2010), Beowulf Runic (2010)], Running Hipster (2016), Rusty Cage (2011).
- S: Saffron Walden (great fattish inky brush script), Same Same but Different (2010), DK Samhain (2012, dry brush face), Sammy Boy (2011, fat poster face), Sanseki (2016, Chinese ink brush script named after Sanseki, a Japanese term used to describe three famous Heian period calligraphers: Yaseki, Gonseki and Saseki), Satsuma (2013, a poster face), Saturday Sunday Monday (2010), Scapegoat (2018), Scissor Madness (2021: cutout font), Scrawlerz (brush script), Scratch Up (2018), Scrawny Cat (2016, a brush and China ink typeface), Scribble Note (2020), Scribbler (2015), Scurvy Dog (2011, scratchy hand), Secret Diary (2013: hand-printed), Semarang (2015, an art deco sans), Senko Hanabi (2020), Sensory Overload (brushed typeface), Seven Seas (2018: a curly script), Shadowfield (2018), Shaken Not Stirred (2015), Sheepman (2012), Shesek (2011, a fat finger face), Shibby (2019), Shinano (2017, made using a Japanese brush), Shoganai (2019), Sibylle (2018: dry brush), Silent Echo (2018), Sing Along (2021; hand-printed), Single Malta (2010), Sirius B (2013, poster font), Skeletal Wish (2019: an inky brush script), Sketchy Smiley (2010, smilies), Sketchy Smiley II (2012), Skratch (2010, broken glass face), Skulduggery (2019), Sleepy Time (2013, hand-printed), Sleight of Hand (2010), Slipstream Sweetheart (2010), Slivowitz (2017), Smiling Cat (2017), Smooth Brushings (2016), Smurrie (2016), Snemand (2013, a poster titling typeface), Snippity Snap (2015, paper cut typeface), Sobriquet (2012: a wonderful antique poster face), Soerabaja (2017, all caps Dutch art deco), Sound Bubble (2020), Souplesse (2013), Southside Fizz (2017, handcrafted art deco), Southwark (2017: sketched), Spaghetti And Cheese (2017), Spandau (art deco), Spiced Pumpkin (2016), Spiderlegs (2011, Spinnenkop (2018: a curly vampire script), Spinwash (2019), Spiraling Down (2019), Splinterhand (2017), Spoonbread (2020), Spring Chicken (2019), Springwood (2019), Springwood Display (2019), Square Beat (2021), SquareOne (2010), SquareOneGrunge (2010), Squint (2013, squarish), Starboard (2021: a dry brush font), Starlight Lovers (2016), Statendam (2014, caps only Dutch art deco influenced by interbellum ads for the Holland America Line), Steamed (2021), Sticky Toffee (2017), Struffoli (2017), Studio Brush (2019), Subway Circle (2021: an informal typeface, perhaps for comic books), Suco de Laranja (2012), Sugarloaf (2018), Sumida Script (2019), Sunbird (2019), Summer Romance, SundayMonday (2010), Sugary Pancake (2016), Superbrush (2017, a Great Chinese ink brush font), Sushi Bar (2016, dry brush), Sweet Lemon (2018: paper cutout type), Sweet Steeffie (2010), Sibylle (2018: Japanese brush), Sunny Weather (2021), Symbolic Prophecy (2020: a dry brush typeface), Symptomatic (2018: brush script), Syphon Spritz (2010, a great curly script; a Pro version appeared in 2010 at CheapProFonts), System Overload (2020).
- T: Takeshi (2019), Tartufo (sketched font), Teacup (2017), Tequileria (2016), That Little Piggy (2010), Technojunk (2014, 3d squarish hand-drawn typeface), Tenterhooks (2019), The Cats Whiskers (2016), Terpentijn (2017, grungy), Thievery (2012, curly script), Third Time Lucky (2019), This Little Piggy (2010), Toadstool (2017), Tobu (2014), Tombouctou (2019), Tompouce (2017), Tokeh (2019), Tough Cookie (2018), Tournedos (2019), Toverheks (2016, a bewitched typeface), Traiectum (2017, a messy roman caps typeface based on Goudy Old Style), Treacle (2021), Treppenwitz (2018), Trashtype (2011, grungy), Trained Monkey (2017, a cartoon font), Tripping on Acid (2010), Trollslayer (2011, brush face), Troutbeck (2020), Twelve Weeks Pregnant (2010), Twirrewyn (2018), Twisted System (2018), Tzeva Tari (2010, grunge Hebrew).
- U: Udon Soup (2018), Ugh (2010), Utroligt (2021), Umbilical Noose (2014, a rough brush), Umbrella Man (2019: dry brush), Uncle Edward, Uncle Oscar (2016, a crayon font), Under My Umbrella (2018), Understory (2019), Utroligt (2021).
- V: Vegetability (2020), Ventana (2013, created using Chinese ink and a bamboo pen), Vermilion (2013, hand-printed poster face), DK Viareggio (2012, an art deco font Viareggio is based on the handlettering found on a 1931 poster, advertising the carnival of Viareggio), Vienna Workshop (2012, an art nouveau typeface based on some of the artwork produced by Vienna Workshop artists, in particular that of Koloman Moser), Visum (2014), Vlinder (2017), Vox Populi (2012, an ancient parchment look font).
- W: Waiting For My Girl (2019), Wandering Pencil (2020), Warpspeed (2010), Wayang (2013, influenced by Indonesian puppets), Wayland (2018), Weekend Warrior (2010), Weeping Willow (2018), Welt Schmerz (2012, a post-art nouveau typeface based on a 1910 poster from Austria), WetDream (2010), Whalebone (2020), Whale Song (2017), Whatnot (2013), Whynot (2014), Widdershins (2018), Wild Bunch (2015: Western font), WindshieldMassacre, Wintanceastre (2018: an uncial based on a 10th century Latin manuscript), Winterberry (2017: a messy script), With A Twist (2011), Woebegone (2018).
- X: Xanthine (2017, a messy brush type).
- Y: Yasuragi (2021), Yellow Balloon (2013, a fat poster face), Yuge (2020), Yuli (2014).
- Z: Zealand (2017, sketched), Zeebonk (2013, a tattoo font), Zesty Lime (2016, brush font), Zombie Starfish (2017), Zonnig (2011).
Aka Sveinsson. Designer from Germany (b. 1982) who created the free constructivist typeface Journey P53 (2012), which is based on the title card of the Video Game "Journey" for PlayStation 3. [Google]
Valinhos, Brazil-based designer of the fine pair of typefaces called Berguerand (2017), a calligraphic serif font and an accompanying sans. In 2018, he published the monoline Holy Sans, and the Cyrillic simulation / constructivist / supermacist font Kabarovsk. It was developed for the board game Kabarovsk. [Google]
[HP Typework (was: Mikrojihad Inc.)]
Henric Eugén Bergström
Graphic designer and illustrator from Stockholm. Creator of Suprematic (2008), an ultra-constructivist typeface inspired by the Russian artist Kazimir Malevich and his art form of suprematism.
Home page. [Google]
UK-based FontStructor who made these typefaces in 2014: Stencil Class, Stencil Funk, Formal Dragon, Casual Dragon, Gothic Hand (blackletter), Slice, Font, Cheap Spaceship, Dickson, Katholikes (Greek simulation), Grotesque Italic, Clunky Gadget, Hirschfeld (ultra-condensed, based on the signature of one of cartoonist Al Hirschfeld), Strange Square, Traianus Scvlpta, Odd Oval, Traianvs, Canary, Canary Demi, Double Trouble, Metropolis (constructivist: based on Boris Bilinsky's poster for the 1927 film Metropolis), Albrecht, Fittin Justice (+Bold), Serif Ultra, Confessions of a Sinner (Cohn writes: A replica of the lettering I carved into a linocut book cover that I made for my favourite book: The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg), Fake Kitsch, 1 Brick Letters, Gainst The Wind, Top Serif, Suggestion (+Bold: art deco).
In 2015, Cohn created Stencil Funk (psychedelic style).
Typefaces from 2016: Fittin Justice Bold (letters fit together through the middle), Seeing Double.
Dafont link. Creative Market link. [Google]
Henry van der Wal
Dutch designer in Opende / Groningen of the modular (constructivist) titling typefaces Red Storm (2014) and Red Storm Rusty (2015). Behance link. Creative Market link. [Google]
Herbert F. Czarnowsky
[Baltimore Type Foundry (or: Baltotype)]
Heric Longe Abramo
Italian designer (b. Bologna, 1976) of some deconstructivist fonts such as Kill Your Neighborhood (2000, knife dingbats and scanbats of typefaces), and the broken stencil font Metal Meltdown (2001). In 2000, he co-founded the magazine Pressure, dedicated to graffiti art. [Google]
HiH (Hand in Hand)
Tom Wallace's foundry, HiH (est. 2005), was first located in Woodbridge, CT. Subsequently, Tom Wallace (b. 1944) moved from Woodbridge to Naugatuck to Waterbury and finally in 2009 to New Britain, CT. His type designs are based on historical letterforms:
- Augsburger Initialen and Augsburger Schrift (2001), an art nouveau pair found in Ludwig Petzendorfer's Treasury of authentic art nouveau alphabets, decorative initials, monograms, frames and ornaments (1984, Dover). Augsburger Schrift is originally due to Peter Schnorr (1901, Berthold). In 2007, Wallace added Augsburger Ornamente.
- Figgins Tuscan (2005) is based on the first metal Tuscan typeface by Figgins in 1817.
- Freak, based on Bamboo (1889, The Great Western Type Foundry). HiH explains: Great Western became Barnhart Brothers & Spindler in 1868. At some point, prior to 1925, Freak was renamed Bamboo by BB&S. It was delisted when BB&S was absorbed by ATF in 1929. Compare with Dan Solo's Bamboo (2004).
- Gradl Initialen (2005): based on caps designed by Max Joseph Gradl ca. 1900 for engraving on his art nouveau jewelry in Germany. Samples are in Petzendorfer.
- Huxley Alt (2005), an alternative to the ultra-condensed Lutherian church font Huxley Vertical (or Aldous Vertical) by Walter Huxley (ATF). Huxley Amore (2006) is a major extension of this, and Huxley Cyrillic (2008) adds Russian characters.
- Künstler Grotesk (2005): a simple blackletter caps typeface based on a design seen in Petzendorfer's book.
- Page No. 508 (2006): Page No. 508 was designed by William H. Page in 1887 as one of a series of designs for die-cut wood types for the firm of Page & Setchell of Norwich, CT. Page & Setchell was the successor to The William H. Page Wood Type Company and was sold to the Hamilton Manufacturing Company of Two Rivers, Wisconsin in 1891.
- Pekin (2005): first designed by Ernst Lauschke in 1888 at the Great Western Foundry under the name Dormer.
- Schnorr Dekorativ, Demi Bold and Initialen (2007), all due to Peter Schnorr (ca. 1900), as well as Schnorr Gestreckt (2006), an art nouveau typeface from 1898.
- Rundgotisch (2005): based on a design by Schelter and Giesecke, ca. 1900.
- Edison (2005) is based on Edison Swirl SG, a Spiece Graphics digitization of a late 18-th century design of the Bauersche Giesserei.
- Bethlehem Star (2005) is based on the typeface Accent with the permission of URW++: HiH only added stars to the glyphs.
- Antique Tuscan No. 9 (2006). One of the earlier wood-type designs by William Hamilton Page. It was first shown among the specimens produced in 1859, shortly after Page entered into a new partnership with Samuel Mowry, owner of the Mowry Axle Company. Antique Tuscan No.9 is an extra-condensed version of the tuscan style that had been released in moveable type by Vincent Figgins of London in 1817.
- Secession (2006): a sans family with art nouveau twists.
- French Plug (2007): A sign painters font based upon work of Frank H. Atkinson, a popular Art Nouveau sign painter in Chicago, who worked for Cadillac, and published Sign Painting in 1908.
- T-Hand Monoline (2007): a printed script family.
- Figgins Antique (2007): an all-caps black slab serif headline typeface based on Figgins, ca. 1815.
- Mulier Moderne (2007): Based on a font designed ca. 1894 by E. Mulier, a French art nouveau era artist.
- Regina Cursiv (2007): an art nouveau design that revives a typeface published by H. Berthold Messinglinienfabrik und Schriftgiesserei around 1895.
- Edelgotisch (2007): a bold Jugendstil design (with caps), based on a design released by Schelter & Giesecke of Leipzig, Germany about 1898 and is very similar to Eckmann-Schrift released by Rudhard'schen Giesserei (later Klingspor) during the same period.
- Teutonia (2007), a revival of Teutonia by Roos & Junge, a squarish art nouveau face. HiH writes: There are many quite similar attempts in the field of topography. In 1883, Baltimore Type Foundry released its Geometric series. In 1910, Geza Farago in Budapest used a similar letter design on a Tungsram light bulb poster. In 1919 Theo van Doesburg, a founder with Mondrian and others of the De Stijl movement, designed an alphabet using rectangles only -- no diagonals. In 1923, Joost Schmidt at Bauhaus in Weimar took the same approach for a Constructivist exhibit poster. The 1996 Agfatype Collection catalog lists a Geometric in light, bold and italic that is very close to the old Baltimore version. And in 2008, HiH itself published Baltimore Geometric.
- Austin Antique, based on Richard Austin's 1827 antique typeface.
- Morris Gothic, Morris Ornaments and Morris Initials One and Two (2007): The gothic that Morris designed was first used by his Kelmscott Press for the publication of the Historyes Of Troye in 1892. It was called Troy Type and was cut at 18 points by Edward Prince. It was also used for The Tale of Beowulf. The typeface was re-cut in at 12 points and called Chaucer Type for use in The Order of Chivalry and The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer. Morris' objective is designing his gothic was to preserve the color and presence of his sources, but to create letters that were more readable to the English eye. ATF copied Troy and called it Satanick. Not only was the ATF version popular in the United States; but, interestingly, sold very well in Germany. There was great interest in that country in finding a middle ground between blackletter and roman styles -- one that was comfortable for a wider readership. The Morris design was considered one of the more successful solutions.
- Larisch (2007): a hand-lettered design by the Austrian calligrapher and teacher, Rudolf von Larisch. The original was used for the title page of the 1903 edition of Beispiele Kunstlerischer Schrift Examples of Artistic Writing).
- Patent Reclame (2007): an art nouveau typeface first cast around 1895 by Schriftgeisserei Flinsch, and then by Stephenson Blake, ca. 1896.
- Jugendstil Initials (2007): an all caps decorative blackletter typeface designed by Heinrich Vogeler around 1905.
- Wedding (2007): a multi-style English blackletter family, based on a Morris Fuller Benton original called Wedding Text.
- Brass (2007): two blackletter typefaces from the early 1500s described by Alexander Nesbitt in his Decorative Alphabets And Initials (Mineola, NY, 1959) as initials and stop ornaments from brasses in Westminster Abbey.
- Auchentaller (2007), a monoline art nouveau typeface inspired by a travel poster by Josef Maria Auchentaller (b. Vienna, 1865, d. Grado, 1949; studied at the Vienna Academy, professor in Munich, member of the secession from 1898, artist) in 1906.
- Phinney Jenson (2007): a Venetian by Nicolas Jenson from the 15th century, about which Wallace writes: In 1890 a leader of the Arts & Crafts movement in England named William Morris founded Kelmscott Press. He was an admirer of Jensons Roman and drew his own somewhat darker version called Golden, which he used for the hand-printing of limited editions on homemade paper, initiating the revival of fine printing in England. Morris' efforts came to the attention of Joseph Warren Phinney, manager of the Dickinson Type Foundry of Boston. Phinney requested permission to issue a commercial version, but Morris was philosophically opposed and flatly refused. So Phinney designed a commercial variation of Golden type and released it in 1893 as Jenson Oldstyle. Phinney Jenson is our version of Phinneys version of Morris' version of Nicolas Jensons Roman.
- Advertisers Gothic (2008): based on Robert Wiebking's tasteless 1917 design for Western Type foundry. HiH writes: Advertisers Gothic is bold and brash, like the city it comes from, Chicago. It was designed by the accomplished German-American matrix engraver, Robert Wiebking, for the Western Type Foundry in 1917. As its name suggests, it was designed for commercial headliner work, much as Publicity Gothic by Sidney Gaunt for BB&S the year before. See our Publicity Headline.
- Publicity Headline (2006): an allcaps version of Sidney Gaunt's advertising typeface, Publicity Gothic (1916, Barnhart Brothers & Spindler). Its heavy weight and robust strength allows it to be used against complex backgrounds or reversed out on dark backgrounds without getting lost.
- Herold (2008): a revival of Berthold Herold Reklameschrift BQ (Hermann Hoffmann, 1901), an art nouveau advertising typeface.
- Yes Dear (2008) is a funny hyper-curly blackletter face.
- Besley Clarendon (2008) is the HiH version of the Clarendon registered by Robert Besley and the Fann Street Foundry in 1845. This condensed typeface was very popular in the 19th century, and was copied by most foundries of that era. It was followed by Gutta Percha (2008), a Clarendon in which the upper case letters are dropcaps.
- Waltari (2008): a revival of Walthari (1899, Heinz König for the Rudhardsche Giesserei), a Jugendstil type.
- Hispania Script (2008): revival of a pirate map script typeface called Sylphide by Schelter & Giesecke (1896) (and not Schelter & Giesecke's Hispania).
- Cloudy Day (2008), an alphading.
- HiH stumbled on a 1902 publication by Bruno Seuchter called Die Fäche, in which he found the art nouveau typeface that HiH revived in 2008 as Seuchter Experimental.
- Petrarka ML (2006). HiH writes: Petrarka may be described as a Condensed, Sans-Serif, Semi-Fatface Roman. Huh? Bear with me on this. The Fatface is a name given to the popular nineteenth-century romans that where characterized by an extremity of contrast between the thick and thin stroke. The earliest example that is generally familiar is Thorowgood, believed to have been designed by Robert Thorne and released by Thorowgood Foundry in 1820 as "Five-line Pica No. 5." Copied by many foundries, it became one of the more popular advertising types of the day. Later, in the period from about 1890 to 1950, you find a number of typeface designs with the thin stroke beefed up a bit, not quite so extreme. What you might call Semi-Fatfaced Romans begin to replace the extreme Fatfaces. Serifed designs like Bauer's Bernard Roman Extra Bold and ATF's Bold Antique appear. In addition, we see the development of semi-fatface lineals or Sans-Serif Semi-Fatfaces. Examples include Britannic (1906, Stephenson Blake), Chambord Bold (Olive), Koloss (Ludwig & Mayer), Matthews (ATF) and Radiant Heavy (Ludlow). Petrarka has much in common with this latter group, but is distinguished by two salient features: it is condensed and it shows a strong blackletter influence, as seen in the H particularly. See also Nick Curtis's Petrushka NF (2012). Footnote: Fonts in Use refer to the metal typeface Petrarka by Schelter & Giesecke (1900) and Milton (by Societa Augusta). The Solotype catalog has a related typeface, Ophelia.
- Haunted House (2008), Halloween-themed fonts.
- Gothic Tuscan One (2008) is an all-caps condensed gothic with round terminals and decorative Tuscan center spurs. It was first shown by William H. Page of Norwich, CT, among his wood type specimen pages of 1859.
- HiH Firmin Didot (2008) is a one-style didone based on an 1801 version of Didot. It led to a combined alphabet/stick people alphading called Gens de Baton (2008) after a lower case alphabet that appeared in the Almanach des Enfants pour 1886 (Paris, 1886) under the title Amusing Grammar Lessons.
- Shout (2008), a Compacta-like fat headline sans about which HiH writes: Its lineage includes the Haas Type Foundrys 19th century advertising font, Kompakte Grotesk, which Jan Tschichold (1902-1974) dryly described as extended sans serif and which graphic designer Roland Holst (1868-1938) would have disapprovingly referred to as a shout, as opposed to the quiet presentation of information that he believed was the proper function of advertising. In 1963 Letraset released what appears to be an updated variation in multiple weights designed by Frederick Lambert called Compacta. Shout draws heavily on Compacta, as well as other similar fonts of the 50s and 60s like Eurostile Bold Condensed and Permanent Headline. In weight, it falls about halfway between Compacta Bold and Compacta Black.
- The heavy art deco typefaces Guthschmidt and Guthschmidt Condensed (2008) are based on a 1924 KLM Royal Dutch Airline poster designed by Anthonius Guthschmidt. The poster draws on the imagery of the legend The Flying Dutchman.
- Cherub and Cherub Caps (2008) are based on Phinney Jenson. Not to be confused with the many fonts that already existed with that name, such as Cherub from House of Lime, Twopeas, Graph Edge Fonts, and Fuelfonts.
- HiH Large (2009) is a poster sans.
- Mira (2009) is an art nouveau / Victorian typeface patterned after a font by the Roos & Junge Foundry in Offenbach, ca. 1902.
- Thorowgood Sans (2009): A three-dimensional all-cap font for title use, Thorowgood Sans Shaded was released by the Fann Street Foundry of W. Thorowgood & Co. in 1839. Interestingly, it more closely resembles Figgins' Four-Line Emerald Sans-Serif Shaded of 1833 than Fann Street's own Grotesque Shaded of 1834 (with light and shadow reversed).
- Fantastic ML (2009): an art nouveau typeface originally released as "Modern Style" by Fonderie G. Peignot & Fils, Paris, France some time before 1903.
- Gundrada ML (2010): a medieval style typeface inspired by the lettering on the tomb of Gundrada de Warenne, who was buried at Southover Church at Lewes, Sussex, in the south of England in 1085.
- Wedge Gothic (2010). HiH writes: Wedge Gothic ML is the original name of this font released by Barnhart Bros. and Spindler of Chicago in 1893. [...] The typeface was dropped for awhile -- it does not appear in the 1907 catalog for example -- but reappeared in 1925 as Japanette. McGrew says that the new name was Japanet. It was recast by ATF in 1954.
- Norwich Aldine ML (2010) is an all caps typeface with enlarged serifs, designed and produced in wood by William H. Page of Norwich, CT in 1872.
- Rodchenko Constructed ML (2010) is constructivist (Latin and Cyrillic).
- Cruickshank ML (2012): a decorative typeface from the late Victorian period. The typeface was designed by William W. Jackson and released by MacKellar, Smiths and Jordan Type Foundry of Samson Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1886.
- Habana Deco ML (2013).
- Chicago Ornaments (2015). a collection of decorative cuts cast by the Chicago Type Foundry of Marder, Luse & Co. of Monroe Street in Chicago, Illinois. This collection was shown in their 1890 catalog. Some of them were designed by William F. Capitain. Included in the font are a set of Victorian caps inspired by Ernst Lauschke's Dormer (or Pekin, 1888).
View Tom Wallace's fonts. View the typefaces designed by Tom Wallace. MyFonts link. [Google]
Children's book illustrators Aleksandra and Daniel Mizielińscy are from Warsaw, where they set up Hipopotam. Together, they created the hand-drawn 3d outline typeface Bubol (2011) and the constructivist typeface Olifant (2011).
In 2012, they added Mr. Robot (an octagonal overlay family that can have shadows), Mr. Dog Dog (a hilarious animal silhouette typeface), Mr. Brown (a poster font), Mrs Grey, and Mrs Green (a 20-style family of quaint typefaces).
Typefaces from 2013: Mrs. Summer (a wild West typeface), Mr. Alex, Mr. Anteater, Mrs. Ant (comic book text typefaces).
In 2015, they published the layered typeface family Mrs. Onion and the 825-icon set of fonts Mr Foodie.
Typefaces from 2016: Mrs Berry (layered handcrafted type).
Behance link. Fontspring link. [Google]
Hiro (or: ashar1802)
Jakarta, Indonesia-based designer of these display and handcrafted typefaces in 2020: Up and Down, Roots (a signage script), Moonsilver, Eve Adam, Vembazax, Delissa Beauty (monoline script), Feels so Good (a scrapbook script), Love Conchetta (script), Alleysha, Conceptual Progressive, Echo Ethnic, Hardliners, Homogenic, Neuborn (octagonal, constructivist), New Ancient (script), New Florence, Silly Girls, Smille, Tendencies.
Typefaces from 2021: The Deen (a reverse stress display font), Carrot and Strawberry (a scrapbook font), Echo Ethnic (a display typeface), Archapolago (a casual bold script), Rootsy (a signage font), Sunday Vibes (script), Relaxy, Rollerblack (script), Straight Edge (all caps, for signage), Michella Songs, Hello Tiffany (a swirly Valentine's Day script), Silly Girls (a thin script), Delissa Beauty (a thin script), Eve Adam (wild, calligraphic), Pro Smile, Vembazax Rm (an all caps display typeface with some stencil styles). [Google]
HP Typework (was: Mikrojihad Inc.)
Banten or Serang, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1985) of Brookline (2020: sans), Hardome (2020: script), Sketsa Ramadhan (2020: Arabic emulation), Hoffermond (2020: script), Harvey Script (2020: monoline), Brotherline (2020: an upright monoline script), Shopie (2020), Sticky Notes (2020), Hugheid (2020: script), Rawk Brush (2020: dry brush style), Autography (2020: a signature font), Crossover, Sticky Notes (2020), Gillimore (2020: script), Nuchelle (2020: script), Bigfat Script (2020), Lovely Script (2020), Rottersand (2020), Birthland (2020), Quicklamb (2020), Alifia (2020), Rutheride (2020), Cartagena (2019: a dry brush script), Hisyam Facelift (2019), Hassanah (2019), Broderick (2019), Reactive (2019: a stencil font), Bellarina (2019: script), Sherlina (2019: script), Brushwell (2019: a dry brush script), Election Script (2019: monoline), Billgates (2019: brush script), Phallains (2019: a monoline script), Michland (2019: script), Blacktroops Stencil (2019), Hangover Brush, Colgneries, Spagheti (sic), Charmline Script (2019), Retrofunk (2019: a baseball script), Quick Signature (2019), Ramadhan Karim (2019: Arabic simulation font), Silent Fighter (2019), Groovy Script (2018, psychedelic signage script), Hisyam Script (2018), the free Barista Script (2018), the monolinear neon font Lazy Ride (2018), the free brush pen calligraphic typeface Azkia Script (2017), Knight Brush (2017), The Black Veil (2017, spurred), Hijrnotes (2016, connected script published at Aring), Banten Unfamous 2 (2016), Raven Script (2016, tattoo font), Nouradilla Script (2016), Bukhari Script (2015), Ababil Script (2015, tattoo script), Granada (2015, a wedge serif titling typeface), Al Ghifari (2015, brush script), MJ Zhafira (2015, a signage script; free demo font), Blacktroops (2015, a military typeface family with Basic, Rough, Inline and Stencil styles), Scriptonite (2015), Barber Kills (2015), Alisandra Script (2015, a brush pen signage script), Bukhari Script (2015, a free bold monoline cursive font), The Blackfat Script (2015, fat signage typeface), Granada (2015, spurred typeface), Fadli Script (2015), Jibriel (2015, ominous spurred vintage typeface), Umar (2014, a free spurred constructivist typeface), Aisha (2014, a spurred signage script), Rodja (2014, an Arabic simulation typeface), Banten Unfamous (2014), The Wahhabi Script (2014, free), The Black Veil (2014, a spurred font), Khadija Script (2014, free connected baseball script; +Khadija Spurs). Umar (2014) is an all caps font family that includes a stencil style and many athletic lettering styles. Dafont link. Home page. Behance link. Creative Market link. Fontspace link. Creative Fabrica link. Behance link for HP Typework. Dafont link for Hendra Pratama. [Google]
Hungarumlaut (was: Cila Design)
Adam Katyi, who hails from Sopron, Hungary, has three degrees. He has a BA from the University of West Hungary at Institute of Applied Arts, Sopron in 2010, and an MA from Moholy-Nagy Art and Design University, Budapest in 2012. In 2013, he graduated from the Type & Media program at KABK in Den Haag. In 2014 Adam founded his own type foundry, Hungarumlaut. Between 2015 and 2016 he worked for Miles Newlyn at Newlyn Ltd, as a part time font engineer and type designer. Since 2014, he teaches at the Moholy-Nagy Art and Design University. He is currently located in Graz, Austria. His typefaces:
- In 2009, he created 9Pixel.
- In 2010, he designed a typeface called Ringua, and the great Totfalusi Sans Serif, his BA final project at Sopron's Institute of Applied Art.
- In 2012: Ursin (techno, octagonal), Ursin Rounded.
- His KABK graduation typeface is a large sans typeface family, Westeinde, which has caption, text and display subfamilies, and weights going from hairline to black. The geometric family shows influences from Bauhaus and constructivism. In addition to being drop-dead gorgeous, this family has optical sizes as well.
- In 2013, Adam Katyi created Gewaard, an interpretation of Halfvette Aldine, shown in the Lettergieterij Amsterdam specimen of ca. 1906. This didone with bracketed serifs was a revival project at KABK under the guidance of Paul van der Laan.
- Also in 2013, he published Infinity Space Icons.
- Nubu (2014). A thin fashion mag sans custom made for the fashion design group NUBU.
- Telkmo: A Custom font by Adam Katy and Miles Newlyn for Telkom South-Africa.
- In 2015, he designed the monospaced typeface Menoe Grotesque for Latin, Greek and Cyrillic, which was inspired by an old Continental typewriter. Menoe can be used as a programming font.
- Ost (2016). A custom typeface for Ost Konzept, is a clothing brand established in 2016 in Hungary by Aron Sasvari and Oliver Lantos, and named after the German word for East, as a symbol of the formerly isolated Eastern-European reality, the results a disorted viewpoint of fashion.
- Magen. Magen is a one-style, headline typeface with translation contrast, based on sketches with a broad-edged pen. A custom design for The Revere, a bi-weekly, student-run, foreign affairs periodical.
- For the Laszlo Moholy-Nagy Design Grant (named after Bauhaus artist Laszlo Moholy-Nagy), he created the ink-trapped custom typeface Mohol in 2017.
- Kleine Titel is a custom typeface for the Styrian Kleine Zeitung daily newspaper.
- Laslo (2018) is a sans typeface with variable widths. It was inspired by the letter a of a Bauhaus Tapetenmusterbuch from 1934.
- Amen Display (2018). This didone grew out of Gewaard: I made the first sketches and digital files at my Type and Media studies as a revival project under the name Gewaard. Project leader: Paul van der Laan. The Medium weight is an interpretation of Halfvette Aldine, shown in the Lettergieterij Amsterdam specimen of c.1906. I have found the original typeface in an old prayer-book, from Butzon and Bercker, Kevelaer, 1904. The type was set in large size, in 24 pt. Since 2013 I have redrawn the letters several times, but I've found its clear voice only five years after the first sketches. In 2018 I redesigned all the characters with more geometric details and a comletely new italic style.
- Supergravity (2018-2020).
Behance link for Cila Design. Cila Design. Behance link for Hungarumlaut. Type Today link. Yet another Behance link. [Google]
I Shot The Serif
Original free fonts by American designer Matthew Welch: APLPLUS-Regular, AncientGeekRegular, BlackKnightRegular, CheatinRegular (experimental), College (athletic lettering), CollegeBold, CollegeCondensed, CollegeSemiCondensed, ElectricPickle, ElectricPickleBold, Far East (oriental simulation), Farewell, FatFingerRegular, Free3of9 and Free3of9Extended (1997, see also here and here), FuddRegular (1998, Cyrillic simulation), GoLong, Hit The Road, LEDRealRegular, LocustRegular (dingbats), NeverRegular, NewJobRegular, RushinRegular (1998, Cyrillic simulation font), SecretCode, Tiny (pixel face), TRTL, FrakturModern, KingsGambit, Mattbats, OneFortySevenRegular, WhiteRabbit, OddDog, Geek (Greek).
In 2012, he added the constructivist typeface Propaganda, as well as Tinier (a pixel font), Stadium and Libby (an all-caps sans family).
Dafont link. Fontspace link. Abstract Fonts link. [Google]
Aka Betmen. Magelang, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1990) of the constructivist typeface Fastron (2021) and the techno font Megafont (2021). [Google]
Iakov Georgievich Chernikhov
A Russian architect and artist, Iakov Chernikhov was born in 1889 in Pavlograd, Yekaterinenskav Gubernia, Ukraine (now Dnepropetrovskay Oblast). He died in 1951 in Moscow. He studied at the Odessa Art School, a branch of the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts. In 1914, having graduated from the Art School, he moved to St. Petersburg and entered the Academy of Arts. In 1916 Chernikhov transferred from the painting faculty to the architecture department and graduated in 1925. He became a successful architect, and taught at the Leningrad Institute of Transportation Engineers (after 1933 LIIZhT) in the school of architecture (1928-45), at the Industrial Academy (NKTP) in the course for factory and plant construction (1930-32), at the Stalin Transportation Academy (NKPC) (1930-32), and at the Institute of Engineers of Water Transportation (1929-31). He published Fundamentals of Modern Architecture (1929-1930), Construction of Architectural and Machine Forms (1931), and Architectural Fantasies. 101 Compositions (1933). These classics are all about architectural fantasies. The last work of Iakov Chernikhov, which remained uncompleted, was the book An Analysis of the Construction of Classical Typeface (written in 1945-1951). It was published in 1958, seven years after his death. Iakov Chernikhov used for construction of the types some principles taken from the theory of architectural forms having much in common with the type forms that obey the same regularities. Some of his work looks like the early attempts at regularization by Duerer and Tory, or as found in the Romain du Roi.
In 2009, Dmitry Yakovlevich Chernikhov (editor), Uta Keil (German translation) and Heike Maria Johennig (English translation) published the Russian / German / English text Graphic masterpieces of Yakov Georgievich Chernikhov : the collecton of Dmitry Yakovlevich Chernikhov (DOM Publishers, Berlin).
Wiki page. Scans: I, II, III, IV. Image of his Cyrillic Trajan (1945-1951). [Google]
Quilmes, Argentina-based designer of the constructivist typeface Vodka (2015). [Google]
Spanish art student (in 2013). FontStructor who created these typefaces in 2013: Beauvoir, Lancaster, Figaro, Abel, Cawdor (octagonal), Dilior (a didone), Harmond (blackletter), Antelopes, Godiva (blackletter), Autumn, Sasanida, Help I Need Somebody (circle-based geometric sans), Goodbye Fontstruct, Fairy Tale Vanishing, Slanton, Kyrie, Eat Me, De Stijl, Chiara, Hecate, Stancyl (piano key), Ionica, Winty's Gothica, Vintage America, El Greco, Fairy Tale, Ozawa, Donibo Display, Decade (blackletter), Donibo, Weirdy Moves (+Party), Bliss (crayon font), Ibsen (a dark copperplate style inspired by an Ikea logo), Avenzo, Avenzo Mad Serif, The Code of Honour (constructivist), Yago, Vienna Cafe Big (art nouveau), Castillian (Textura, +SmallCaps), Lumpy, Origami (3d face), Baldur2 (a lava lamp typeface), Trinity (Victorian), Patterns For Everyone, Evangelion, Scriptura, Maverick, Giralda, Freak Fraktur, Vienna Cafe (art nouveau), Sportiva (Small Caps, Deco1, Deco2 [blackboard bold], Sans, Alternates 1, Alternates 2, Alternates 3, Regular), Carmina, Hieronimus (a pixelish typeface inspired by Bauhaus: +Slab, +Stencil).
Typefaces from 2014: Bronzino, Hagia, Decodrops, Kobe Slab, Enoe (blackletter), Adagio, Nemesis (thin avant garde sans), Shalott (geometric sans), Origami, Kobe Regular, Kobe Stencil, Giovanni (textura blackletter), Decan, Thoreau (blackboard bold), Blue Requiem, Funky Business, Red Requiem, Dreamcatcher, Drastic, Retropix, Vanity Strong, Dotchild, Reya (blackletter).
Typefaces from 2015: Stanwyck (stencil), Tiberian (roman caps), Dresde Sans, Fraktur in the Forest, Dingbat Tribe, Action (in the style of Impact), Hibiscus (sans), Oranienbaum (a stylish serif), Amphora (sans), Lazzaro (squarish), Pineapple Juice, Sheldon.
Typefaces from 2016: Watercolor (an art deco sans inspired by Carlos Winkow's Grotesca Radio), Hipster, Lakme Mondrianesque, Humanist Sans.
Typefaces from 2017: Dublin, Dresde Serif. [Google]
[Dan M. Zadorozny]
Born in Philadelphia and a resident of McKinney, Texas, Dan Zadorozny's creations at Iconian. He is a prolific type designer who specializes in techno and sci-fi typefaces. Dafont link. Fontsy link. Abstract Fonts link. Font Squirrel link. His fonts in alphabetical order:
- #44 font (2002), 00Starmap (2001, pixel font), 1968 Odyssey (2016), 1st Cav (2008), 1st Enterprises (2017), 2-Tech, 21 Gun Salute (2013), 2nd Amendment (2007, guns), 2nd Amendment 2050 (2009, more gun silhouettes), 2Toon, 300 Trojans (2008, comic book family), 4114 Blaster (2008, futuristic), 5th Agent (2008, techno), 7th Service (2002), 8th Element (2013), 911Porscha, 98 Bottles of Beer (2016).
- Achilles, Action-Men (2008), Action Women (2008, female outlines), Aegis (2010, Greek simulation family), Aetherfox (2013), AirCobra (2002), Aircruiser (2011, trekkie family), AirForce (planes and copters), Airstrike (2013), Airstrip One (2003), Aldo's Moon, Aldo's Nova, Alexis (2001), Alien League, Alpha Century (2020), Alpha Men (2015), Alpha Sentry, Alpha Taurus (2007, octagonal, athletic lettering), Amalgam, American Kestrel (2019), Americorps (2012), Ampire (2019), Anakefka (2009, ultra-fat family), Annapolis (2016), Antietam (2015), Antikythera (2013, Greek simulation face), Antilles (2009, sans family), Arctic Guardian (2019), Argosy, Arilon (2008), Armed Lightning (2017), Army Rangers (2013, octagonal), Assassin Nation (2015, scary and perhaps referring to the "tradition" of school shootings in the USA), Astro Armada (2020: sci-fi), Astropolis (2009), Atlantia (2012, futuristic), Avenger (2008, futuristic).
- Babes&Bond (2009, erotic silhouettes), Babe-alicious (2002, erotic outlines), Bad Axe (2017), Bad Robot (2007, computer game look), Bal-Astaral (2016, octagonal), Bamf (2011, techno family), Banjin (2016), Banshee Pilot (2016), Barcade (2018), Battlefield, Battleworld (2016), Beam Rider, Beam Weapon (2015), Beastian (2011), Behemoth (2018), Ben Zion (2008, Hebrew simulation), Berserker (2008, grunge), Beta Biergärten (2008), Big Blue Bug (2021), Bio-disc, Bio-discSolid, Bio-discThin, Bionic Comic (2002), Bionic Type (2002), Birds of a Feather (2007, dingbats), Black Bishop (2015), Black Gunk (2016), Blade Singer (2021), Blizzard Shaft (2020), Block, Blood Crow (2009), Blood Drenched (2020), Bloodlust (2011, dripping blood face), Blue Cobra (2020), Blue July (2009), Body Swipers (2014, Halloween font), Bog Beast (2013), Bomber Escort (2020), Boomstick (2015), Borgsquad (2014, mechanical/octagonal), Bretton (2018), Brin Athyn (2008, uncial/Celtric), Broken Cyborg (2019), Bronic (2004), Bubble Butt (2014, bubblegum typeface), Buchanan (2016), Buddy Champion (2015), Bummer (2007, octagonal), Bushido (2008, oriental simulation), Butch and Sundance (2013), Buttons the Bear (2008, children's hand), Byte Police.
- Camp Justice (2018), Capella (2011, a wide techno family), Capricus (2018), Captain Canaveral (2019), Carnival Corpse (2016), CasperComics, Centaurus (2015), Chardin Doihle (2008), a useful informal handprinting family), Charlemagne, Charlie's Angles (2018: octagonal), Charmling (2019), Cheyenne Hand (2008), Chicago Express (2016), Christendom, Classic Cobra (2016), Clubber Lang (2013, grungy), Cobalt Alien (2015), C.O.D.E.R. (2012), Coffin Stone (2019: a stone age font), College Collage (2017), Colony Marines (2017), Colossus (2011, old chipped stone look), Combat Droid (2019), ComicBookCommando, ComicFX, Commonwealth, Concielian, Concielian Break (2015), Concielian Classic (2018), Concielien Jet (2015), Contour of Duty (2016), Corinthian, Count Suckula (2015, horror font), Covert Ops (2012, army stencil), Coyote Deco (2007, art deco), Crappity-Crap-Crap (2007), Crazy Ivan (2017: constructivist), Creepy Crawlers (2015, horror font), Crime Syndicate (2013), Crixus (2011, a squarish sans that includes an athletic lettering style), Cro-Magnum (2003), Cruiser Fortress (2016), CryUncial, Cyberdyne (2016), Cyberia (like Soviet: neat Russian imitation letters), Cyborg Rooster (2015), Cydonia Century (2017), Cyrus The Virus (2012, grungy, hand-printed).
- DS Man, Daedalus (2008), Daemonicus (2012), Dagger Dancer (2020), Dameron (2016), Dangerbot (2016), Danger Flight (2015), Dan Stargate (2008), Dan'sHand, Dark Alliance (2014), Dark Dominion (2019), Dark Hornet (2020: a great blocky mechanical typeface family), Dark Horse (nice brush font), Darklighter (2018), Darkwind, Dassault (2013), Deathblood (2014, Halloween font), Deathshead (2019: a metal band font), Deceptibots (2019: stencil), Defcon Zero (2016), Dekaranger (2015), Delta Phoenix (2019), Delta Ray, Demon Priest (2013), Department-K, DepartmentH, Deranian (2008), Devil's Tongue (2019), Detonator, Devil Summoner (2014), DiegoCon (2004), Digital Desolation (2014), Ding-o-saurs (2007), Direktor (2008, Cyrillic simulation techno), Dire Wolf (2013), Disco-Dork, Disco Deck (2005), Disco Duck, Discotechia (2015), Dodger, Dokter Monstro (2017: a great fat hand-painted typeface), Domino Jack (2016, an octagonal stencil typeface), Domino Mask Condensed (2016), Dotcom (2002), Drafting Board (2008), Drafting Table (2008), Dragon Order (oriental simulation), Dread Ringer (2015), Drid Herder (2002), Drive (2015, techno font), Droid-Lover (2008), Drone Tracker (2016), Drosselmeyer (my favorite), Dusk Demon (2020: grungy).
- Eagleclaw (2009), Eaglemania, Eagle Strike (2015), Early Warning (2021), Earth Orbiter (2016), Earthrealm (2013), Earthshake (2013), Earth's Mightiest (2002), East West (2015, constructivist), Echo Station (2017), Eco-files, Edge Racer (2917), Egg Roll (2016, oriental simulation), Elastic Lad (2020), Eldebaran (2012), Elder Magic (2009), Election Day (2009), Elephant Gun (2021), Elite Danger (2017), Emissary (2014, sci-fi), Empire Crown (2011, blackletter), Enduro, Ensign Flandry, Ephesian (2007), Eridanus (2015, octagonal / mechanical), Erin Go Bragh (2009, Celtic/uncial), Escape Artist (2015), Eskindar (2013), Eternal Knight (2013), Eurofighter (2015), Eva Fangoria (2018: a dripping blood font), EverettSteele'sHand, Excelerate, Excelsior, Excelsior Comics, Exedore (2008), Exoplanet (2013, techno), Extechchop (2005), Eyes Only (2018).
- Factor (2016), Falconhead, Falcon Punch (2015), Famous Spaceships (2007), Famous Spaceships 2 (2019), Fanfare Ticket (2018: dot matrix family), FantasticCreatures, Fantazian (2003), Fantom (2009, bad handwriting), Federal Blue (2019), Federal Escort (2014), Federal Service (2011), Federapolis (2008, octagonal techno face), Fedyral (2019), Fedyral-II (2019), Feldercarb (2003, octagonal font), Ferret Face (2013), Fiddler's Cove (2012), Fight Kid (2009), Final Front (2019), First Order (2001), Flash Rogers (2016), Flesh Eating Comic (2013, grunge), Flight Corps (2008, techno/pixelish), FlyingLetaherneck (2002), Force Commander (2019), Force Majeure (2016), Foreign Alien (2020), Foucault (2014, uncial), Fox on the Run (2018), Fox on the Run Academy (2018: athletic lettering), Frank-n-Plank (2013, a wooden plank font), Freakfinder (2014: Halloween font), Free-Agent (2008), Freedom Fighter (2013, stencil), From Bond With Love (2014: military stencil), Front Runner (2019), Frost Giant (2019), Frozen Crystal (2016, LED font), Funk Machine (2016, a great ultra-black techno family of typefaces), FunnyPages, Furiosa (2019), Future Forces (2015), Futurex Grunge (2005).
- Galactic Storm (2014), Galant, Galaxy-1 (2008), Galaxy Far Far Away (2009, futuristic dingbat font), Galaxy Force (2014), Galga (2008, futuristic), Gamma Sentry, Gemina (2011, sci-fi / techno family), Gemina2 (2013), Generation Nth, Gentleman Caller (2014), GeoBats (2007), Gearhead (2013, octagonal), Ghost Clan (2014), GI Incognito (2012), Global Dynamics (2014), Globe Trekker (2021), Goalie (2008, hockey mask alphading), Goblin Creek (2016: Halloween font), Gods of War, Gotharctica (2015, blackletter for horror flicks), Governor (2017), Graffiti Street (2019), Grand National (2015), Grand Sport (2015), Graymalkin (2011, trekky), Grease Gun (2012), Grendel's Mother, Grim Ghost (2013), Ghoulish Intent (2016: Halloween font), Grimlord (2009), Groovy Smoothie (2018), Guardian (2008), Guardian-Laser (2008), Guardian-Pro (2008), Guardian-Shadow (2008), Gunner Storm (2015), Gunrunner (2016: techno), Gunship, Gunship V2 (2002), Gypsy Killer (2013), Gyrfalcon.
- Hadriatic (2008, roman lettering), Half Elven (2013), Halfshell Hero (2013), Hall of Heroes (2007), Halo, Hanging Tree (2019: a wood print emulation font), Han Solo (2013), Hard Science (2019), Harrier (2002), Hawkmoon (2011), Head Human (2021), Heavy Copper (2020), Heavy Falcon (2019), Hello Copters (2013: helicopter dingbats), Hemogoblin (2017: spooky font), Heorot (2009, stone age fonts), Hermetic Spellbook (2017: alchemic), Heroes Assemble (2011), Heroes Assemble Dingbats (2014: all Avenger characters), Hero Worship (2021), Hexgon (2018), Hexkey (2020), Highrise Heaven (2007, city skyline dingbats), Hip Pocket (2014: psychedelic), Hitchblock (2017), Hollow Point (2015), Holly Dingle (2015), Holy Empire, Home Base (2020), Homemade-Robot, Holo Jacket (2016), Homebase (2020: heavy, octagonal), Homelander (2020), Homeworld (2003), Homeworld Translator (2003), Hong Kong Hustle (2015), Horroroid (2015), Horroween (2013, Halloween font), Hot Kiss (2017: paint splatter font), Howlin Mad (2017), Hula Hoop Girl (2019), Hulkbusters, Hydronaut (2019), Hydro Squad (2014), Hyper Vyper (2019: octagonal), Hypno Agent.
- Iapetus (2014, sci-fi), Icebox Art (2012), iChrono (2018), IWantMyTTR!, Iconian (2002), Iconified, iDroid (2020), Illuminati, Illumino (2016), Imaginary Forces (2008, mythical dingbats), Imperial Code (2003, Startrek style face), Imperium, Incubus, Incubus-Italic (2008), Incubus-Shadow (2008), Indigo Demon (2017), Infinity Formula (2003, super techno), Infobubble, Inhumanity (2014), I-House Edition (2014), Inspector General (2020), Instand Zen (2016: Halloween font), Inter Bureau (2019), Interceptor (2008), Interdiction (2012), Intergalactic (2017), International Super Hero (2002), Intrepid, Iron-Cobra (2008), Iron Forge (2012).
- Jack's Candlestick (2013), Jackson, Jannisaries, Jedi Special Forces (2012), Jeebra (2018), Jerusalem (1999, Hebrew font simulation)[see also here], Jetta, JettaTech, Jetway (2012, a stencil face), Johnny Torch (2012), Joy Shark (2018), Judge, Judge Hard, Jugger Rock (2018), Justice (2009), Jumpers (2017), Jumptroops (2003-2015), Justinian.
- Kahless, KameraDings (2009), Kangaroo Court (2018), KarateChop (2009), Kartoons (2008), Katana, Kaylon (2019), Kennebunkport (2013, script), Keystone (pixel font), Khazad-Dum (2011), Kid Cobalt (2008, comic book face), Kinex, King Commando (2011), King's Ransom, Kinnihuman (2020: dingbats), Knievel, KnightsTemplar, Kittrick (2019: a heavy octagonal type), Knock Furious (2003, dingbats), Kobold (2008, futuristic), Kondor (2013), Kountry Kodes (2008, international license plate lettering), Kovacs (2018), Kovacs-Spot (2016), Kreature Kombat (2018), Kreeture (2002), Kubrick (2008).
- Lamprey (2012, techno family), LandShark (2001), LandWhale (2001), Laredo Trail (2013, a Western face), Laser Corps (2020), Laserian, Laser Wolf (2018), Law and Order (2005, dingbats), League Wars (2013, sci-fi stencil), Leatherface (2013), LED Sled (2016, LED font), Left-Hand Luke (2016), Legacy Cyborg (2019), LegalTender, Legion, Legionnaires (2017: silhouettes), Legio Sabina (2017), Lethal (2014), Liberty Island (2013, sci-fi), Liberty Legion (2015), Lifeforce (2018), Light Brigade (2018), Lightsider (2011, Star Trekkish family), Lincoln Lode, Livewired (2015, sci-fi), Lionel (2009), Low Gun Screen (2008, a totally square screen type family), Lincoln Chain, Lionheart, Lobo-Tommy (2008), Lord of the Sith, Loveladies, Low Gun Screen (2008, screen face), Lux Contra Tenebras (2018: a fat Textura typeface).
- Machiavelli, Mad Marker, Magic Beans (2007), Major Force (2016), Mandalore (2019: squarish), Marathon-II, Marathon, Marsh Thing (2014, Halloween font), Masked Marvel (2002), Master Breaker (2017), Masterdom (2004), Merri Christina (2015, children's hand), Metal Storm 3D (2008), Metronauts (2013), Metroplex, MetroplexLaser, MetroplexShadow, Michaelmas, Michigan (2015), Milk Bar (2003), Micronian (2008, extensive pixel-based family), Military-RPG (2008), Mindless Brute (2015), Miracle Mercury (2017), Missile Man (2002, futuristic), Miss Amanda Jones (2004, brush style), Mister Twisted (2018), Mobile Infantry, Modi Thorson (2013, techno), Monsterama (2011, scary face), Monster Hunter (2017), Montroc (2015: squarish and varsity style), Moon Dart (2008), Moon Runner (2016), Morse Kode, MorseNK, Motorama (2018: car maker icons), Movie Gallery (2008, dingbats), Mrs. Monster (2013, Halloween brush font), Mystery Mobile (2015), Mystic Singler (2008, rough brush face).
- Nathan Brazil (2013, art deco), National Express (2003), Native Alien, Navy Cadet (2016), Nemesis Enforcer (2013), Neo-Geo (like the letters on the Neon cars), Neo Navy (2015), Neuralnomicon, Neuralnomicon (2018), Neutron Dance (2020), New Come Title (2016), New Mars (2015), New York Escape (2015), Nextwave (2014), NGC 292 (2020), Nick Turbo (2001), Nicomedia (2020), NifeFite, NifeFiter, NifeFites, Nightchilde (2013), Nightmare Alley (2016: Halloween font), Nightrunner (2008, sci-fi), Night Traveler (2020), Nightwraith (2011, techno family), Ninja Garden (2018), Ninjas (2002), Nobody's Home (2014: poster font), NoloContendre, Northstar (2014), Nostromo, Nuevo Passion (2013), Nyet (2002, Soviet letter simulation).
- Oberon, Oberon-Deux, Obsidian Blade (2020), Obsidiscs (2003, dingbats), Oceanic Drift (2013), October Guard (2013, Cyrillic simulation face), Odinson (2007, runes), Oh Mighty Isis (2014, Greek simulation family), Olympic Carrier (2017), Olympicons (2003), Omega 3 (2010, futuristic), Omega Flight (2020), Omega Force (2013, octagonal / mechanical), Omega Sentry, Omni Boy (2019), OmniGirl (2003, techno), Opilio (2012), Opus Magnus (2013, metal band font), Opus Mundi (2015), Oramac (2004), Ore Crusher (2013), Oubliette (2020), Outlands-Truetype (2001), Outrider (2013), Overstreet Bible (2014, hand-printed), Ozda (2011, a fat techno family with several horizontally striped styles), Ozymandias.
- Psyonic VII (2012), Paladins (2015), Pandemonious Puffery (2002), Parker's Hand (2002, handwriting), Peace & Houston (2019: squarish), Pepperland (2019), Perdition, Peregrine, Phantacon (2017), Phaser Bank (2008, techno), Philadelphia, Philly Dings (2003), Phoenicia (2015), Piper Pie (2007), Pistoleer (2011), Planet N (2016), Planet S, Planet X, Player 1 Up (2012: architectural family), Pocket Ball (2016, dot matrix style), Pocket Monster (2016), Police Cruiser (2013), Postmaster, Power Lord (2011), Predataur (2019), Presley-Press (2007), Press Darling (2012), Procyon, Prokofiev (2009, rounded and squarish), Promethean (2008), Protoplasm, Prowler (2013), Pseudo Saudi (1999, Arabic simulation), Psycho Butcher (2014, ransom note font), PuffAngel, Pulsar Class (2018), Pulsar Class Solid (2018), Pulse Rifle (2009), Punch (2020), Pyrabet.
- QTs (2013: erotic silhouettes), Quake-&-Shake, Quantum of Malice (2013), Quark Storm (2013), Quarrystone (2015), Quartermain (2002), Quasar Pacer (2018), Quasitron (2009, futuristic), Quatl (2002, an Inca font), Queen&Country (2009), Quest Knight (2009), Questlok, Quicken (2013, horizontal stencil), Quickening (2014), QuickGear (2019), Quickmark (2004), Quick Quick (2019), Quick Strike, QuickTech, Quill Sword (2016: soft blackletter style).
- RCMP, Racket Squad (2017), RadZad, Radio-Space, Raider Crusader (2016), Raise Your Flag (2013), Range Paladin (2018), Ranger Force (2020), Realpolitik, Rebecca, Rebel Command (2012, Star Trek family), Redcoat (2008, blackletter), Red Delicious (2019), Redline (2015), Red Rocket (2011, techno), Red Undead (2016: Halloween font), Regulators, Renegado (2014), Replicant, Repulsor (2013, pixelish), Rhalina (2011, a nice upright script), Rhinoclops (2019), Righteous Kill (2009), Right Hand Luke (2016), Robo Clone (2018), Robotaur (2008), Rocket Junk, Rocket Pop (2016), Rocket Type (2002), Rockledge (2019: an eroded stone look font), Rogue-Hero, Roid Rage (2003), Ro'Ki'Kier (2008), Rosicrucian (2009, stone age font), Royal Samurai (2018), Rubber Boy (2013, poster font family), Rumble Tumble (2020: a rough military stencil), Rune Slasher (2019).
- Sable Lion (2002), Sagan (2008, futuristic), Samurai Terrapin (2018: blocky), Scarab, ScarabScript, Sci-Fi (2008), SDF (2013), Sea-Dog, Searider-Falcon (2008), Secret Files (2011), Sever, Shablagoo (2015: thick creamy poster font), Shining Herald (2013), Shogunate (2019: a heavy octagonal typeface), Singapore Sling (2014), SisterEurope, Skirmisher (2014), Sky Cab (2017), Skyhawk (2014), Sky Marshal (2015), Sky Ridge (2020), Snubfighter (2009, sci-fi), Soldier (2011), Soloist (2018), Sound FX (2003), Soviet, Space Cruiser, Space Junker, Space Ranger (2013), Space Runner (2019), Spartaco (2016), Speed Phreak (2020), Speedwagon (2015), SPQR (2008, grunge roman), Spy Agency (2012), Spy Lord (2001), Starcruiser (2019), Starduster (2011), Star Eagle (2014), Star Fighter (2017), Star Guard (2019), Star Navy (2009: dingbats), Star Nursery (2018, fat stencil), Stranger Danger (2014: grunge), Strike Fighter (2017), Strikelord (2011, trekkie family), Stuntman, Subadai Baan (2013), Super Commando (2015), Super Soldier (2014, silhouettes), Super Submarine (2017: stencil), SuperUltra911, Superago (2002), Swordtooth (2017).
- Talkies (2008, dingbats), Tarrget (2013, based on the Tekken "Tag Tournament" logo), Taskforce (2008), Tauro (2012), Team America (2014), Team Galaxy (2020), Tele-Marines, Tempest Apache (2018), Terra Firma, Terran, Terror Babble (2017), Texas, Texas2, The Immortal (2019), TheRifleman, The Shire (2009), The Shooter (2012: gun dingbats), Texas Ranger (2014: Western font), Thundergod, Thundergod II (2013), Thunder-Hawk (2011, an aviation techno face), Thunderstrike (2016), Thunder Titan (2017), Thunder Trooper (2017: stencil), Tigershark (2013), Timberwolf (2011), Time Warriors (2007), Tokyo Drifter (2016), Tool (2012, dingbats of tools), Toon Town Industrial (2005, comic book font), Tower Ruins (2014: stencil), Tracer (2015), Trajia (2008, a techno/stencil/athletic lettering family), TransAmerica (2015), Traveler (2008), Travelicons (2009), Travesty (2003, scrawly handwriting), Trek Trooper (2008, Startrek font), Trigger Man (2013, octagonal and mechanical), Trireme (2011, Star trek family), Tristram (2008, uncial), Troopers (2011, futuristic), Trueheart (2009, Celtic), Turbo Charge (2016), Turtle Mode (2020: heavy octagonal), Tussle (2002), Typeecanoe (hand-printed), Typhoon (2013).
- Uberholme, Uberholme Lazar (2001), UFO Hunter (2009), Uglier Things (2018), Ultra 911, Ultramarines (2013), Underground Rose (2014, connect-the-dots), Union Gray (2015), Unisol, United Palanets (2014), UniversalJack, Uno Estado (2009, constructivist), Urban Defender (2019), U.S.A., US Angel (2017), USArmy, US Army II (2013), US Marshal (2012), US Navy (2007), U.S.S. Dallas (2008), Usuzi.
- Valerius (2009, uncial), Valiant Times (2021), Valkyrie (2008), Valley Forge (2008), Vampire Bride (2016: Halloween font), Vampire Games (2001), VariShapes (2001), Viceroy of Deacons (2016), Vicious Hunger (2014, grunge), Victory Comics (2017), VideoStar, Vigilante Notes (2003), Viking Squad (2015, stencil), Villain Team-Up (2020: a fat finger font), Vilmos Magyar, Vindicator (2012, techno), Virgin Hybrid (2014), voxBOX, Voortrekker Pro (2009: octagonal and athletic lettering family), Vorpal (2012: sci-fi stencil face), Vorvolaka (2013), Voyage Fantastique (2013), VX Rocket (2014, fat octagonal face), Vyper (2008, futuristic stencil).
- War Eagle (2009), Warlock's Ale (2014), War Machine, War Priest (2012), Warp Thruster (2013: military or Star Trek stencil), Warrior Nation (2011), Wars of Asgard (2009), Watchtower (2012), Weaponeer (2008, military lettering), Ween Dings (2918: Halloween dingbats), Were-Beast (2008), Westdelphia (2015, blackletter), Western Rail (2015), Wet Works (2013, grungy stencil), Whatafont, Ensign Flandry (2003), Whiskey Bravo (2003), Whovian (2015, scanbats of all Dr. Who characters owned by the British Broadcasting Corporation), Wiccan Ways (2020: alien writing), Wicker Man (2017), Wildcard (2011, Star trek family), Wimp Out (2004), Winter Solstice (2016), Wolf Brothers (2015), Wolf's Bane (+II, +Super-Extended, 2013), Woodgod (2013), Worldnet (great), Worm Cuisine (2016), Write Off, Writer's-Block, WyldStallyns.
- Xaphan (2003), XBones (2018), XCryption (1999, a hacker face), X-Fighters (2014), XPED, Xcelsion (2002), Xeno Demon (2017), Xenophobia, Xephyr, Xeppelin (2005, zeppelin dingbats), X-Grid (2008), Xiphos (2007), Xmas Xpress (2013), Xoxoxa, X-Racer (2012).
- Yahren, Yamagachi 2050 (2019), Yama Moto (2009: oriental simulation), Yankee Clipper (2011), Yay USA (2013), Year 2000, Year3000 (2001), Yellow Jacket (2002), Yeoman Jack (2021), Y-Files (2016), Yiroglyphics (2004), Yorstat (oriental simulation), Younger Brothers (2014), Younger Blood (2017), Young Frankenstein (2013), Young Patriot (2019: squarish), Youngtechs (2008, futuristic), Yukon Tech, Yummy Mummy (2018).
- Za's Vid (2001, pixel font), Zado (2002, dot-matrix font), Zakenstein (2011, caps only grunge), Zamboni Joe (2002, hand-printed)), Zealot (2008), Zee Lance, Zen Masters (2002, pixelish), Zero Prime (2019), Zeta Reticuli (2019), Zeta Sentry (2009, techno/futuristic), Zirconian (2021), Zollern (2013), Zombie Control (2013: a bloody paint drip face), Zone Rider, Zoologic (2009, animal dingbats), Zoomrunner (2016), Zounderkite (2017), Zyborgs, Zymbols.
Moscow-based foundry of Igor Mustaev (also written Mustayev), est. 2010. Designer of Ivan (2011, constructivist---Latin and Cyrillic), Juan (2011) and Now Grotesk (2011). At Art Lebedev Studio, he published the curly script typeface Neuch (2009). [Google]
Also written Igor Mustaev. Born in 1982 in Khabarovsk, Mustayev was first an architect. In 2009, he finished the Type and Typography course at the British Higher School of Art and Design, supervised by Ilya Ruderman. Home page. Typoholic link. Behance link.
Designer of the Latin/Cyrillic art deco typeface Oster-Poster (2009), which was part of his diploma work at the Moscow Department of Higher British Design School. He is currently living in Moscow and working as a freelancer in graphic design, lettering and type design.
At Art Lebedev, he created the curly handwritten typeface ALS Neuch (2009). He also designed Zifferblatt (2009, old watch figures) and Now Grotesk (2010, a retro-futuristic unicase).
At Hot Russian Pancakes, he made Juan (2011), Ivan (2011, slightly constructivist) and Now Grotesk (2011). [Google]
Graphic designer from Belgrade, Serbia, who now works at Rainy Dot in Berlin. He created these typefaces:
- The free rounded layered vector format typeface Zujal (2013).
- The rounded monoline sans typeface Postcard (2015).
- Popsky (2015). A wonderful popart font described as constructivism wearing sunglasses. Published as a color font at Fontself.
- Prota Basic (2015), Prota Standard (2016) and Prota Pro (2018). A rounded sans inspired by Scandinavian industrial design.
- At Typeclinic 12th International Type Design Workshop in 2016, he designed the rounded sans typeface Soberlin.
- Mempix (2017). A great multicolor font made with Fontself. Its design is influenced by the Memphis Group.
- Lesbos Pen (2018) and Lesbos Multicolor (2018). This seems to be identical to his Olcino (2018). Perhaps Jack Roger who made a font called Lesbos in 2015, asked him to rename it.
- Zoran (2019). A sophisticated sans serif.
- Naslof (2019). An SVG-format display style.
- Lezerno (2021). A relaxed rounded sans.
Indian Summer Studio
Alexander Bobrov (Indian Summer Studio, or simply Indians, Moscow) designed the vintage didone typeface family Dodo (Latin and Cyrillic) from 2008-2012. This beautiful typeface is in a style similar to Nick Shinn's scotch Modern and Alexey Kryukov'sOld Standard but was developed independently based on old books from 1930s (printed with 1860s to 1910s metal type). His web site shows lots of calligraphic work, but also a few typefaces such as Oriental Font (2015), Photon Display (2014) and Trafareta (2015, stencil).
Typefaces from 2016: Historical Stencil Font USSR 1980 (2016), Geometric Sans Serif, Tanuki, Curly Cyrillic Sans, Historical Geometrical Art Nouveau Study, Indian Stylized Cyrillic, Historical USSR (constructivist), IBM Selectric Typewriter, 1966 Olympia SF DeLuxe Cursive (typewriter font), Moscow Metro, Cynzel (cyrillization).
Typefaces from 2019: Funny Toons (a rounded cartoon family by Ekke Wolf and Alexander Bobrov), Selectric Century (a Scotch Modern / Schoolbook typeface modeled after the famous IBM Selectric golfball font), Aldo New Roman (a modern version of the typeface cut by Francesco Griffo for Venetian printer Aldus Manutius around 1490AD).
Typefaces from 2020: Air Force 30 Stencil (the official US military fonts/lettering used in U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, based on their technical specifications), Oriental Kaishu (all caps, oriental simulation), Selectric Melt, Air Force (the official US military fonts/lettering used by US Air Force, US Army, US Navy and US Marine Corps, designed based on the Military Standards and Technical Manual; covers Latin, Cyrillic and Greek), Stone Age (a neolithic font), Selectric Pyramid (a typefwriter font based on Rudolf Wolf's Memphis from 1929), Selectric (a 1315-glyph (!) revival of IBM's famous golfball typeface, Selectric), Dymond (a dymo label font).
Typefaces from 2021: Science Fiction (rounded, squarish), USSR (a squarish Russian cold war propaganda font; Latin and Cyrillic), Age (squarish and rounded; for Latin and Cyrillic). [Google]
Istanbul, Turkey-based designer (b. Mersin, 1985) of the sticky tape typeface Anafor (2018). Yilmaz writes that Anafor is inspired by the pioneer of geometric abstract art and the creator of the avant-garde suprematist movement Kazimir Severinovic Malevich's suprematist compositions.
In 2019, Erman published the self-centered hipster typeface Oddee. Erman explains: Oddee typeface is based on the dissimilarities in personal fashions and the contradictions sparked between two schoolmates, Adolf Loos and Josef Hoffmann, the first of whom is known for his belief in finding no place for the concept of ornamentation in architecture and functional design, while the latter proposes the ornamentation could find a place within design through not being a direct force but being a contributing part to a collective aesthetical value in everyday objects. [Google]
Ingofonts is a foundry in Augsburg started by Ingo Zimmermann (b. 1967) in 1994. It offers Fraktur fonts, handwriting fonts, sans serif fonts, Antiqua fonts and some pixel fonts. Full fonts go for 50 USD a piece and up. Some fonts are free. Many fonts are adaptations or revivals of historically important fonts. Ingo also practices calligraphy, and in particular, calligraphy for wine labels. The list:
Dafont link. Fontsy link. Klingspor link. Dafont link. Abstract Fonts link. [Google]
- Absolut Pro (2008) is a classy sans family that comes in Regular, Licht, Thin and Schmuck.
- Amhara (2009): An experimental font inspired by the Ethiopic writing system.
- Analogue (2010).
- Anatole France (1997-2021). An art deco font in the style of Plakat Schrift by the munich-based printer Georg D. W. Callwey.
- August Sans (2013).
- Auxerre. A wedge-serifed text typeface. Ingo writes: Auxerre is a precursor of Etienne, which later became popular as an advertising script of the 19th century.
- Banknote 1948 (2010).
- Behrens Schrift (2008) is based on Behrens' famous 1902 Jugendstil typeface for Rudhard'sche Giesserei. Behrensschrift iF Plus (+Schmuck) followed in 2021.
- Biró Script is a handwriting font (2007-2012, +Biro Script Plus, 2020) named after the inventor of the ballpoint pen, Laszlo Joszef Biro, 1899-1985.
- Boule Plus (2020). A fat round circle-based bubblegum font family in Gras, Contour and Brilliant styles.
- CharpentierBaroqueIF, CharpentierClassicItaliqueIF, CharpentierClassicistiqueIF, Charpentier Renaissance Pro (1996 and Pro version from 2020; modeled on Roman Capitalis). Charpentier Classicistique Pro (2020; earlier called Classicist) is an absolutely charming didone display typeface family with an award quality Black. In 2014, he added Charpentier Sans Pro for Latin, Greek and Cyrillic with the Pro version following in 2020.
- Chiq Pro. After Apple's Chicago.
- Conté Script (2014). A phenomenal effort towards the creation of a typeface that emulates real handwriting. It even has three-letter ligatures to achieve the desired reality. Based on Ingo's own hand, it also achieves a crayon effect. See also Conte Script Plus (2020).
- Countries of Europe (2008). Outlines of countries. Free download.
- DeBorstel Brush Pro (2009): brush face.
- De Display (2010). A gridded type system.
- De Fonte (1995): a grungy blurred overexposed Helvetica. See also De Fonte Plus (2020).
- Déformé: a grungy Clarendon.
- Deko-Blakk, Deko-Yello (art deco typefaces from 2007).
- DeKunst (1995, deconstructivist). DeKunst Initialen (2007) is Bauhaus-inspired.
- DePixel (1999: based on Apple's Geneva and Chicago; and Illegible DePixel).
- Deutsche Schrift Callwey (1998). A free Sütterlin script that is based on a script sample from around 1920/30 by Karl Schäffer. DeutscheSchriftCallwey (1998): a free handwriting typeface in the style of the 1800s that was later taught in German schools under the generic name of "Sütterlin type".
- Rudolf Diesel Rudolf (2008-2009): Based on the handwriting of the inventor of the Diesel motor, Rudolf Kristian Karl Diesel (1858-1913).
- Die Überschrift (1998): headline sans.
- EconoSans Pro (2020). A 28-style sans that is meant to save space by squishing the letters together.
- Faber Eins, Faber Zwei (1996, legible sans family), Faber Drei, Faber Gotic (2002, +Text, +Gothic, +Gotic Capitals; a Textura based on Gutenberg's blackletter from 1450), Faber Fraktur (1994), Faber Sans Pro (2011). This comes with a great all caps Deko style.
- Façacde Pro (2007). An art nouveau brush typeface found in a 1900 booklet by Karl Otto Maier (a publisher in Ravensburg) entitled Schriften-Sammlung für Techniker Verkleinerte Schriften der wichtigsten Alphabete. Cyrillic version.
- Fixogum (1998, scratchy handwriting).
- Fundstueck (2021). A simplified squarish typeface.
- Graz2006 (1994, a sans family for the 2006 OlumTypographerpic Games in Graz; later renamed by Linotype to Olympia).
- Guhly (2011). An organic family.
- Gutenberg (1995, a textura).
- Handschrift (2007). Expressionist and rough.
- Hedwig Pro (2021). A tall condensed sans; 12 styles.
- Hero (angular handwriting).
- Josef (2000), Josefov (2003, slab serif for Josef), JosefPro (2006, a free sans family), Josefa Rounded Pro (2020: a rounded sans family).
- Klex Plus (1997): a calligraphic or watercolor brush font.
- Koch Schrift (1998-2021). A Schwabacher used by the Deutsche Reichsbahn and first developed by Rudolf Koch in 1909, first known as Neudeutsch and later as Koch Schrift. An earlier version of Zimmermann's Koch Schrift was called Schwabacher Deutsche Reichsbahn.
- Lech Sans (2020). A humanist sans family.
- LeDrôle Lettering Pro (2020).
- LettreCivilitdeGranjon (1997, a reworking of S. Moye's font by that name).
- Maier's No. 8 (2002) and Maier's Neue No. 8 based on forms found in work of Karl O. Maier from before 1914, which already has the geometrical simplicity characteristic of the Weimar period. Maiers No. 21 (2006) and Maiers Nr 21 Pro (2021) are based on a script found in the magazine Schriften-Sammlung für Techniker: Verkleinerte Schriften der wichtigsten Alphabete (Karl O. Maier, Otto Maier Publishing House, Ravensburg, ca. 1910)---a hand-crafted font for technicians. Finally, Maiers Nr. 42 Pro (2020) is a brush-painted art nouveau typeface based a pamphlet of script samples from around 1900 that was issued by Otto Maier's publishing house in Ravensburg, Germany.
- Marleen Script (2011, with over 400 ligatures).
- Menschenalphabet (1997), based on Peter Flötner's alphabet from 1534.
- Novello Pro (2009): The serifed counterpart of his Absolut Pro family.
- OlympiaBuchIF, OlympiaFettIF, OlympiaHalbfettIF, OlympiaLeichtIF, OlympiaSemiSansBuchIF
- Palmona Plus (2008). A German expressionist blackletter after Karl Schaeffer (1939). Palmona Plus was published in 2020.
- Saeculum (1996, cursive connected handwriting).
- Rudolf Diesel (2008-2009): Based on the handwriting of the inventor of the Diesel motor.
- Toby Font (2006(. A 3d doodle font for children.
- Wendelin Pro (1996). A grotesque family. The Pro was released in 2020.
- Whole Europe (2008, outlines of countries), now called Countries Of Europe. Pick it up, togeter with many suppoirt files for TeX by Herbert Voss, at CTAN.
Foundry run by Klaus Herrmann from Düsseldorf, whose fonts are distributed by Precision Type and FontHaus. Fonts include basically all of David Rakowski's old shareware fonts. Through Intecsas, David Rakowski has finally gone commercial. The fonts are often redrawn, and have complete international character sets. The library contains 500 fonts, of which about 90 are based on David's old shareware fonts. Among the newer fonts, DwigginsFortyEight (1999).
Mark Johansson explains the history of Rakowski's fonts.
Atomic Type distributes their fonts as well.
Partial font list: Aaaaaaaargh Caps, Aarcover, Adineski, Adine Kernberg Script, Adriana Davidovsky, Air Supply, Alvin Caps, Aminal Initials, Anderson Script, Anne Stone, Avery Jean, Beffle, Bela Drips, Belgian Casual, Bellagio, Benjamin, Bizarro, Blasius, Braille Font, Brandenburger, Brookfield, Brooks Initials, Buffalo Bill, Cardboard Cutout, Carrick, Chalice, Charlotte Tile, Chinese Menu, Christensen Caps, Command Ment, Constructivist, Corsage, Crackling Fire, Crane Initials, Davys Blocks, Davys Dingbats, Davys Key Caps, Davys Big Key Caps, Davys Other Dingbats, Davys Ribbons, DeBellis, Deco Twenty Two, Dewhurst, Dieter Caps, Dilara Caps, Dinderman, Dorothy Initials, Dragonwick, Drawing Pad, Dubiel, Dupuy, Eileen Caps, Elizabeth Ann, Elzevier, Eraser Dust, Even More Face Cuts, Face Cuts, Fetch Scotty, Flicker, Forest, Frisch Script, Garton, Gessele Script, Gouda Old Style, Grab Bag, Gravestone Rubbing, Green Caps, Griffin Dingbats, Ground Hog, Harting (an old typewriter font), Headhunter, Holtzschue, Horror Show, Horst Caps, Hunan Garden, Ian Bent, Jacobs, Jeff Nichols, Joanna Lee, Judy Finckel, Kastner Casual, KidStuff, Kinigstein Caps, Kioko, Konanur Caps, Korf Caps, Koshgarian Light, Kramer, Lee Caps, Legal Vandal, Lemiesz, Lilith, Logger, Lower East Side, Lucy Script, MalakaLaka-LakaLakaLaka, Man About Town, Mary Monroe, McGarey Fractured, More Face Cuts, Multiform, Munchner Initials, Nauert, Nitemare Caps, No More Face Cuts, Octagon, Paris Metro, Party Down, Pavelle, Phonetic, Pixie Font, Pointage, Polo Semiscript, Randolph, Rechtman Script, Relief, Reynolds Caps, Rhodes Roman, Rounded Relief, Rudelsberg Regular, Rumble, Saint Albans, Scratchy Pen, Showboat, Sjlausmann, Sprecher Initials, Starburst, Still More Face Cuts, Sturbridge Twisted, Taiga, Tejaratchi Caps, Thompson Pond, Toletto, Travis Brush, Trench, Trevor Light, Tucker, Tundra, Upper West Side, Varah Caps, Victoria Casual, Wedgie, Wein Initials, Wharmby, What A Relief, Will Harris, Yasmine, Zaleski, Zallman Caps.
At Will-Harris House, we find these fonts by David Rakowski: Cardboard Cutout, Dwiggins 48 (ornamental caps first designed by Dwiggins), Fetch Scotty, Gibbons (a great geometric Bauhaus-style font), Gravestone Rubbing, Greene&Greene (architectral lettering), Davy's Art Nouveau Initials, Gravestone Rubbing, Harting, Handscrifte, Lillith, Lillith Initials, Pointage, Rabbit ears, Rasta Rattin Frattin, Tenderleaf Caps, Tendril, Toletto (toilet paper alphadings), Will-Harris, and Zaleski. [Google]
Invasione Creativa is based in Milan, Italy. At this studio, Benedetto Papi and Edoardo Santamato co-designed the free constructivist typeface Scighera (2014) and a set of round icons (2014).
In 2017, Edoardo Santamato designed the experimental typefaces Capitals Tokyo and Capitals New York. Behance link. [Google]
FontStructor who made Chozen (2012, an in-line constructivist typeface), and Haskell (2012, techno). [Google]
Ivan Colic (Infografica) is art director at Ogilvy Zoom Cape Town, South Africa. He made a stunning constructivist typeface family in 2012, called Afrographique. In 2015, he started selling his fonts via Creative Market. Typefaces there include the clean sans typeface Infografica Medium (2015, to be used for information design). [Google]
J. Randall Harris
[Just My Type]
Aka Jack Junior. During his studies at Grafisch Lyceum Rotterdam, Jack Devreugd (Katwijk, The Netherlands) designed the squarish typeface Typografia (2012, constructivist). [Google]
Melbourne-based graphic designer. In 2009, he made Home Baked Type, an octagonal constructivist face, inspired by old Russian propaganda posters. Behance link. [Google]
Active FontStructor who started publishing creations in 2013. Notable contributions include FS Logo (2014), Minecraft Logo (2013), Slurpee (2014), Film4 (2014, constructivist), HP Slant (2014, an extreme piano key typeface), Dr. Capaldi Prototype (2014), XD Boogie Regular (2016: an octagonal typeface used in Disney's XD movie). [Google]
James Walker Puckett
[Dunwich Type Founders]
Jason Muriithi Kiama
Jason was born in Loresho Grove, Kenya, in 1997. He created the free constructivist typeface Booyakasha in 2013. This squarish typeface is based on the Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles title. Finger Maniac (2013) was made with FontStruct.
Fontspace link. [Google]
Melbourne, Australia-based designer of the constructivist typefaces Rudiment001 and Rudiment002 (2018) and the display typeface Softly Ooming (2018). [Google]
Buffalo, NY-based creator of the logotype typeface NHL (2013). It includes the logos of all the NHL teams. He also made Warzone Stencil (2020), Get Rekt (2020: grungy), Warzone 99 (2020), Jersey 716 (octagonal, a varsity font), Big Marker (2019), Ancient One (2019: a labyrinthine font), Secret Files (2019), Deadlist (2019: a glitch font), VG Knights (2019), Bills Mafia (2019), Charred Zard (2019: octagonal), Z28 (2019), nWorder (2019: grunge), Pirate Scroll (2019), Dark Knight (2018), Clean Sports (2018), Sharp Core (2015), Bold Killer (2015), 10 Bucks (2014, engraved lettering for money), Jersey Sharp (2014), Blacklisted (2014), Be a Pro (2014), NFL Red Zone (2014), Pirate Ship (2014), Monsterz (2014, a hairy font), Caution (2014), Hard Grunge (2014), Royalty Savior (2014, possibly a tattoo font), Damage Inc (2014, a grungy stencil), Angry Letter (2014), Bold Curse (2014), Sweet Jersey (2014: athletic lettering), Cash Currency (2014: a textured money font), King of the Hill (2014, shadow font), Print Oldyz (2014: a textured typeface), Bob's Burgers (2014), Earth Bound (2014), Grungy (2014), Kill Em All (2014, grunge), LMAO (2014, circle-based font), Dark Ministry (2014), Hard Sports (2014), Rugrats (2014, comic book style), Break It (2013, a glaz krak face), Kenan&Kel (2013, cartoon font), Merrie Melodies (2013, cartoon font), Zany Sharp (2013), American Dad (2013), Wrestle Mania (2013), Survivor Series (2013), Hogan Mania (2013, gothic), Wrist Tat (2013, spurred constructivist), Destroy Humans (2013, grunge), NHL Wild (2013), Bang 4 Ya Buck (2013, grungy stencil), WWE Raw (2013), Army Rust (2013, a grungy military stencil face), Bad Grunge (2013), NHL Bruins (2013), NHL Flames (2013), NHL Ducks (2013), Royal Rumble (2013, stencil face), Write It Right (2013, fat finger typeface), Exp Font (2013, stencil), NHL Sabres (2013), Battleground (2013), Power Rangers (2013), Papa Grape (2013, hand-printed), How Bout That, EZ Sharpz (2013, angular and octagonal), Payback (2013), High Def (2013, sci-fi), Ridiculousness (2013), Rusto (2013, grunge) and We Wrestle (2013, a scratchy typeface).
Dafont link. Old URL. [Google]
Jayvee D. Enaguas
Jayvee lives in Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia, and was born in 1996. Known as Grand Chaos, he also calls himself Nippon Central Fontmaster, NipCen Hacks Incorporated, and SMWCNC, and uses the abbreviation NC in some of his fonts. Recently, he started posting as Moad Jameel from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Home page. Dafont link. Devian tart link. Another Devian Tart link. And yet another Devian Tart link. FontStruct link.
In 2009, he made Reality Pursuit NC and Pixel Operator (2009-2018).
In 2010, he created the hand-printed typefaces Retrieve NC, NipCen's Print, NipCen's Handwriting, CartoonicMassive, CartoonicMassive3D, CartoonicMassiveCollage, CartoonicMassiveWacky, Cartonsix NC, and Basic Comical (a take on Comic Sans). Other 2010 typefaces include Retroville NC (pixel), Matthan Sans (mechanical sans), Monkirta Pursuit NC (squarish face), AeromaticsSmallCapsNC (techno), DynoNC (octagonal, techno), MatrixComplex3DNC (dot matrix face), MatrixComplexNC, MatrixComplexWaveNC, SpotlightTypewriterNC, SuplexmentaryComicNC, Coyotris (hand-printed), SMWTextNC (pixel family), and AeromaticsNC (angular face).
In 2011, he made Neon Teocho NC (a techno face), Burbin Casual (2011, a casual sans face), Curse Casual (2011), Squaren Daren NC (2011, constructivisit), Hauracherell NC (2011, a movie lettering font based on "Senorella and the Haurache", 1961), Burvetica (2011, grungy), Allegre Sans (2011), 8bitoperator JVE (2011, pixel typeface done at FontStruct), The 2K12 (2011, dot matrix face, FontStruct), and Big Bimbo (2011, hand-printed).
Typefaces from 2012: Minercraftory, New Era Casual (based on Dom Casual, 1951), Splendid Plan 9 (headline all-caps sans face), Aeromatics (inspired by Plan 9 from Outer Space), Destroyed Aero, Aeromatics Stencil, That's Font Folks (after the famous That's All Folks of Looney Tunes fame, 1930s), Dyno Sans, Stanberry (hand-printed), Pixisma (techno), Ander Hedge (octagonal), Jengle Jungallery, Freedom, Freeroad, Receiptional Receipt (dot matrix), Dimbo, Capital Daren, Tepeno Sans, Kemco Smooth, Kemco Pixel, Slabby Pices (an Egyptian), Mattelit (pixel typeface based on a Mattel game font from 1979), Barthowheel (comic book font), Minecraftory (pixel face).
Typefaces from 2013: Moder DOS 437 (pixel face), Telespania (pixel face: Telespania is a monospaced pixel font, based from Teletext 1.5 for TVE (Television Espanola) in Spain or other services in Austria, Germany and Portugal), Sanidana (squarish), Santitechtro (a sans), Sanitrixie, Soniano Sans (octagonal), Magzetician, Grand9K Pixel (pixel face), Deluxe16 (pixel face), Polentical Neon (octagonal), Nechao Sharp (octagonal face), Magzetician (alien writing simulation), Saniretro.
Typefaces from 2014: Reality Hyper (octagonal).
Typefaces from 2017: Strow (free).
Typefaces from 2018: Generic Mobole System (a pixel font).
Typefaces from 2019: Half Eighties (a pixel font), Aire Exterior (a geometric sans serif typeface based on the title screen of the 1959 film Plan 9 from Outer Space). [Google]
Swiss typographer at Fontnest (which he cofounded in 2002 with Pierre Schmidt&Fritz Menzer while studying at ECAL) who designed these fonts at Font Nest: Wellkrau (pixel face, with Peirre terrier and Aimée Hoving), TGV, Lafrui (a connected lettering font), Plan De Paris (lettering from an old plan of Paris), ScriptedPix (a connected screen font), Rhizompix (a screen font), Pix2x (an experimental screen font), CPC (screen font), Condpix (a screen font), Angula (angular face), Thin Flower, P-Text (sans; with Pierre Terrier), Handled_Matrix (a dirty screen font), Soul&Funk (2002), Russian (2002, a Cyrillic simulation font), After The Rain, mtrxs (with Sylvain Aerni: a dot matrix font), Helveliga (with Fabian Monod and Sylvain Aerni), Jawut OT (with Pierre Terrier, Franz Hoffmann, and Juerg Lehni), Circulaheute, Courrierbitmap. He is a digital editor and designer. With Pierre Schmidt and Fritz Menzer he created Electronest (a company). In 2008, he created the experimental type family Futura Domus. Alternate URL. Currently, Rigaud is a London-based artist, designer, digital editor and technologist producing both design and art work for companies, collectors, and institutions. He has a continuing interest in going beyond the traditional boundaries of the art, business, science and technology fields through hybrid collaborations. His type design blog. [Google]
Jacksonville, FL-based designer of the constructivist Latin / Cyrillic typeface Amaze (2016). Behance link. [Google]
Student at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS, in 2014. Creator of the constructivist typeface Tundra (2014). [Google]
[Parkinson Type Design]
Graphic and type designer in Brooklyn, NY. He made the constructivist / psychopathic dictator font Evill Labs (2009). Horn Design In. [Google]
During her studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk, Poland, Joanna Czaplewska (Gdynia, Poland) created the experimental Alphabet For El Lissitzky (2014). [Google]
[Afrojet Type Foundry]
Designer who used FontStruct in 2008 to make the experimental typefaces JKLNo#1 through JLNo#7. JLNo#6 is a pixel face. In 2011, he made the mechanical industrial typeface Slabber.
In 2012, Locke added the art deco typeface Broadway Love (and Broadway Love 2), Moscow Berlin (2012, a constructivist or Cyrillic simulation typeface), Rubicone (a stenciled Egyptian), Industry Stencil, Thakur, TipTap Decor, Karma, and Sketch6. [Google]
Toledo, Spain-based creator (b. 1984) of the heavy octagonal sci-fi typeface Base 45 (2013) and of Chain Anchor Font (2014). In 2015, he designed Popova Type (a grotesque font based on the design of an exhibition poster by Russian constructivist artist Liubov Popova in 1923 for the contemporary art piece "Wall of fame"), a great set of initial caps, and El Lissitzky style numbers.
In 2016, he designed a decorative architectural all caps alphabet. Behance link. [Google]
Cofounder of Punchcut. Designer of a great series of Cyrillic bitmap pixel typefaces (2005), Fontclaire, of a beautiful Cyrillic bitmap font without a name, and of the pixel font Pfospfor Serif. Alternate URL. As joepemberton on FontStruct, he created hammer_sickler (2008), a constructivist font inspired by Rodchenko. [Google]
Joshua M. Smith
[Legacy of Defeat]
German type designer (b. 1965) who was originally a painter and sculptor. He graduated in visual communication from Hochschule Pforzheim in 1996. Creator of the dingbat fonts Linotype Afrika One and Two (1999), Linotype Monday Devils (1999, funny stick people), and Linotype Short Story (1997). Still at Linotype, he made Linotype Textra (with Jochen Schuss---a take on FF Meta), Dassitzt (constructivist, based on his diploma work at Pforzheim) and Dassitzt Pictos in 2003. In 2008, he created the angry all caps display typefaces Arsen and Arsen Ink (Volcano), Daydream (Volcano), and Logorinth (Volcano). With Andy Jörder and Alois Ganslmeier, he created the ultra-fat constructivist family Coma (Coma, Volcano). Bastion (2011) is along the same lines.
MyFonts link. Volcano Type link. Linotype link. FontShop link. Volcano Type link. Klingspor link.
View Joerg Herz's typefaces. [Google]
Jozef Peeters (b. Antwerp, Belgium, 1895, d. 1960) was a Belgian painter, engraver and modernist graphic artist. In 1918 he met Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, who convinced him to join the futurist movement. With Edmond Van Dooren and Jan Cockx, Jozef Peeters established the Modern Art group in September 1918. The group was able to establish international contacts with the "Der Sturm" Gallery in Germany. It also organized three art congresses with exhibitions. In 1920, Jozef Peeters presented his first abstract painting. With Karel Maes, he is considered one of the first Belgian abstract painters. In 1921, he published his first album with six linocuts. In April 1925, Jozef Peeters created "De Driehoek", a magazine that was into constructivist art.
Digital typefaces based on his work:
- A postcard handlettered by Peeters in 1923 led to the constructivist typeface Comrade (1998) by Jim Parkinson for Font Bureau.
- STF Portfolio Peeters (Ron Ruedisueli (Sed4 Type Foundry), 2018). Based on the folder art for his 1921 linocut portofolio.
Juan Guillermo Navarro Barrios
[Zilap (or: Mr. Zilap, or Zilap Estudio)]
Beirut, Lebanon-based designer of the constructivist typeface Lakov (2019). [Google]
[S&C Type Paris (was: La Goupil Paris)]
Just My Type
[J. Randall Harris]
Just My Type is a type foundry that was founded in 2012 by J. Randall (or Randy) Harris (b. 1947, Marion, IN) in Tucson, AZ. Harris is a graphic and type designer who has been making typefaces since 1997. He teaches at the Art Institute of Tucson. His typefaces from 2013: Megatropolis (a stackable deco font system), Historic Warehouse (Victorian).
Typefaces from 2012: Happenstance (a lovely retro-futuristic script), Illuminations Woodcut, Yule Love It (Christmas time dingbats), Gawain (based on the hand of Gawain Douglas), Oaxaca (a Mexican look face), Boxy Code, Channel B (a rounded monoline sans), Curves, Puzzle, Dempsey (based on the writing of Tucson film teacher, media artist and programmer, Vikki Dempsey), Chilespice, Strata, Deco Donut, Jiminy (a comic book face), Invites (a roundish upright script that intends to recreate the 1920s spirit), Hunky Chunky (an obese poster face), the hand-printed typeface Carissa, Got Milk, Cutting Corners, Astro (retro-futurustic), Dix (2012: a slabby wood style typeface inspired by the poster for the 1929 film Redskin, and a desire to create a black Edwardian font with an offbeat serif), and the monoline rounded stripped-down sans typeface family Laszlo (2012: the name is an homage to Laszlo Moholy-Nagy of Bauhaus fame).
Kolega (2012) is a constructivist typeface family that consists of Kolega, Kolega Tall, and Kolega Podrobska (fake comrade).
Steampipe (2012) is an ironwork, Jules Verne, wrought iron and time machine font.
Los Muertos (2012) is a Halloween font.
Typefaces from 2013: Megatropolis (a stackable deco font system).
In 2014, he created the art deco typeface HG Welles, which was originally designed for a privately-published luxury edition of The Time Machine.
Behance link. J Randall Harris Design link. Home page. [Google]
FontStructor (aka JustinOperable) who made the Soviet propaganda (and Cyrillic simulation) typefaces Red Menace (2009, Latin and Cyrillic) and Red Menace Outline (2008). He also made Troy Thin (2008). [Google]
Finnish designer of the free constructivist typeface Sovjet Box Bold (2015) and the squarish techno / sci-fi typeface Cubellan (2015). [Google]
Designer at FontStruct in 2008 of the elegant ultra-fat typeface Gordor, and of the constructivist (condensed titling) caps typeface Satur. In 2009, he made Pindio and Pindio Round (heavy titling typefaces), Castrong and Castrong Sans (squarish), City Lights (nice!), and the LED simulation typefaces Seven Leds and 14 Leds. He also made the fun typefaces Film (2009, film strip), Fatu (2008), Ratu (2008), Satur (2008), Fute (2008). [Google]
Katherine Kate Tatel
During her studies in Moscow, Katherine Kate Tatel created a Latin constructivist alphabet called RDCB (2015). [Google]
Kazimir Severinovich Malevich
A pioneer of geometric abstract art and the originator of the avant-garde suprematist movement, Kazimir Severinovich Malevich was born in 1879 in Kiev, and died in 1935 in Leningrad. In 1915, Malevich laid down the foundations of Suprematism when he published his manifesto From Cubism to Suprematism. After the October Revolution (1917), Malevich became a member of the Collegium on the Arts of Narkompros, the Commission for the Protection of Monuments and the Museums Commission (from 1918 until 1919). He taught at the Vitebsk Practical Art School in Belarus (1919-1922), the Leningrad Academy of Arts (1922-1927), the Kiev State Art Institute (1927-1929), and the House of the Arts in Leningrad (1930). He wrote The World as Non-Objectivity, which was published in Munich in 1926 and translated into English in 1959. In it he outlines his Suprematist theories.
Typefaces based on his work include:
- Malevich (2010, Artem Moiseev).
- NCD Black Square family (2008, by Nippa Downy). Downey writes: The Black Square of Kazimir Malevich is one of the most famous creations of Russian art in the last century. The first Black Square was painted in 1915 to become the turning point in the development of Russian avant-garde..
- Dynamich (2012, by Giuseppe Cacciatore).
- Black Square Typeface (2012, Jekabs Osins). A nihilist experiment in which each letter is a black square, as in Kazimir Malevich's Black Square painting.
- Suprematic (2008). An ultra-constructivist typeface by Henric Eugen Bergström.
- Dick Pape created the scanbat font KazimirMalevichArt2. Download here.
- Tom Davidson's Malevich (2013).
- Kama made in 2015 by Ninze Chen-Benchev.
- Malevich (2015, Olga Tereshenko, BBDO Studio).
- Anafor (2018) by Erman Yilmaz.
Komet & Flicker (was: StockBucket)
StockBucket was founded in May of 2004 by graphic designers David Phillips and Traci Daberko in Bellevue / Seattle, WA. It was renamed Komet & Flicker in 2021. David Phillips had earlier run Radar Design (est. 1995), also in Seattle. One can purchase these creations at MyFonts:
- B-52 (2001,). An octagonal typeface inspired by the lettering used on the vehicles of the U.S. military. It could also be used for athletic lettering.
- Bamboo (2000).
- Konstruct (2002).
- KutOut (2002). A paper cut typeface, dadaist style.
- Massi (2003).
- Princess (2003). A girly script by Traci Daberko.
- RV Park (2004). Western. By Traci Daberko and Dave Phillips.
- Stock Stuff (2004). Dingbats.
- Sunset (2003). By Traci Daberko.
- Tony's Trees (2003). After a dadaist poster style pioneered by Saul Bass.
- Catwalk (2019: brush script).
- Hammer + Tongs (2019). Octagonal.
- Germaine (2021). A vintage wedge-serifed all caps label typeface.
- Summer Love (2021). A brush script, accompanied by Summer Love Icons.
- Summer Love (2021). A bold brush font.
View StockBucket's typefaces. [Google]
[No More Faith Fonts]
Burgas, Bulgaria-based designer of an untitled octagonal Cyrillic constructivist typeface (2014). [Google]
During her graphic design studies at European Humanities University, Department Of Development And Communications in Lithuania, Ksenya Shtalenkova (Minsk, Belarus) created the constructivist Cyrillic typeface Chipmunk (2013). [Google]
Moscow-based designer of the experimental typeface El Lissitzky (2014). [Google]
Kummaeno calls himself an art director, graphic stuntman and fontstructor. He lives in Sweden where he works at Infobahn Reklambyra. He "fontstructed" the pixel/stencil family Soft Cell (2010), and the squarish typefaces Samizdat (2010, his remix of the constructivist T-26 font "Revolution" by Douglas Carter, 1994), Gearbox (2010), FS Crude (2010, a heavy typeface inspired by 224MKSD Black by Masayuki Sato), Manifesto (2010, influenced by Donald Beekman's FF Tsunami) and Aegis (2010; think ITC Bolt Bold). Modicum (2010) is a pointy severely angled black sans. Bonfire (2011) is a semi-blackletter face. Soft Cell (2010) is an LED font. About the MICR font MegaSpacer (2010), he says: Inspired by the fantastic "MICR" font set. And the Solaris font design from the nineties by Büro Destruct (ah, those were the days). Old but good ideas brought to Fonstruct. Fun and easy as pie. Basking (2010) looks like Martin Wenzel's FF Marten. Aerostyle (2010) is a techno / Eurostile typeface inspired by Masayuki Sato&Tsuyoshi Nagae at Maniackers Design. Kuiper (2010) is a remix of the techno typeface Straker by Rian Hughes. Gamepad (2010) is an angry fat display face. Piquance (2010) and Quanted (2010) are ultra-fat decorative typefaces. Jacobine (2010) is a bellbottom face. Bitrate (2010) is a carbon copy (in his words) of Data 90 (Rian Hughes).
FontStructions from 2011: Bayonet is a high-contrast art deco display face. Arbour is a piano key face. Pugilista is a fat boxy face. Pistolera is where the West meets psychedelia. About Syncope he says: You have seen the likes before ("FF HardSoul Ultra" by Donald Beekman or "Loudine" at pintassilgoprints.com). Constructivism with extreme bulk. Ultra-fat retro letter shapes. Ubangi is a hip "remix" of Rian Hughes's Darkside. FS Space Opera is party art deco. FS Rasterbator is a dotty raster halftone exercise. [Google]
Los Angeles, CA-based designer of the octagonal typeface Poutine (2016), which was influenced by Russian constructivism. [Google]
La Belle Epoque
A survey article on La Belle Epoque, with historical data, but also lists of digital fonts that represent the various movements. On the history and nomenclature, they write: Influenced by Arts and Crafts, which tried to tear down the boundaries between fine art, design, printing, architecture and goods manufactory, Art Nouveau in Paris and Glasgow, Jugendstil in Munich, Modernisme in Catalunya, the Wiener Sezession in, Vienna ... rejected neoclassicism, embraced aestheticism and stuck two fingers up at industrialisation. It is fundamentally Arts and Crafts and Art Nouveau that we have to blame for both theme pubs and flower children. They continue: In terms of graphic design, La Belle Epoque kicked off in 1891 when the Post Impressionist Toulouse Lautrec made Moulin Rouge and Europe went crazy for posters. Constructivists might call it "The Curve Rejecting The Straight Line." [...] "The Age of the Poster." [...] About a zillion things fed into the Belle Epoque, but some key components were: Arts and Crafts, the Pre-Raphealites, Post-Impressionism, Arabesque, Symbolism, Chromolithography, and Ukiyo-e. [Google]
La Boîte Graphique
Ewen Prigent was born in 1980 in Saint-Renan and lives in Brest, France. He graduated from the Université d'Arts Plastique de Rennes 2. La Boîte Graphique was founded by him in 2008. He specializes in hand-drawn poster typefaces.
Creator of the counterless octagonal fat typeface Bunker (2008), and the organic typeface Ibiscus (2008). In 2009, he created the informal all-caps families Fanfarone, Gram, Quinto, Rondi and Trouble, and the monoline Ficus (2009). In 2010, he added the gothic Rosa.
In 2011, he published the informal paper cut family Brams, the hand-printed poster font Nivel, the comic book family Gaspa, the brush typefaces Zoé and Street, and the hand-printed typeface Behance.
In 2012, he created Adonide, the beautiful hand-printed outline typeface Prune, the poster typeface Myosotis, the modular typeface Tulipe, and the thorny caps typeface Cactus.
Typefaces from 2013 include Kermel (hand-printed caps: followed in 2014 by Kermel Serif), Borden (rounded hand-printed caps), and the wonderful poster typeface Festo.
Typefaces from 2014: Regato (gorgeous poster typeface), Kikster (poster typeface), Water (fat finger font), Kermel Serif, Waves, Horror (brush face), Horror Ornaments.
Typefaces from 2015: Fringe, Bear (handcrafted poster font).
Typefaces from 2016: Poquito (vernacular signage style), Mediafont (a squarish constructivist titling font to add Russian testosterone to a document).
Typefaces from 2018: Anel (a great handcrafted titling typeface, ideal for annotating photographs).
Typefaces from 2019: Brosha (handcrafted), Tanuki (handcrafted), Shaking (handcrafted).
Typefaces from 2020: Makel (a monoline script), Darek (a fat finger font).
Klingspor link. Creative Market link. Dafont link. Behance link. [Google]
Laic is the type foundry founded in 2018 by Warsaw, Poland-based type designer Maciej Polczynski. His typefaces:
- As part of his Bachelor's project at the Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technologies in 2016, Maciej Polczynski (Warsaw, Poland) designed the sans typeface Ayka.
- In 2016, as part of Warsaw Types, he designed the vintage technical typeface Cyrulik and writes: Cyrulik is inspired by technical stencil lettering found on electrical and mechanical devices in Warsaw, and a prewar headline display font---Cyklop---used in a newspaper called Cyrulik Warszawski. The font design combines a strong and sturdy form with delicate and modern details, reflecting the contemporary character of Warsaw. Cyrulik comies in Rounded, Sharp and Stencil styles and is free.
- In 2017, at The Designers Foundry, he published the display typeface Solenizant, which covers Latin, Greek and Cyrillic.
- Obibok (2018): Obibok (2018). Obibok is a Polish word describing a lazy person. It is a modern sans serif typeface family consisting of five styles (Light, Regular, Bold, Black and Inversed). This fine geometric typeface was extended and modified in 2020 as Obibok Sans.
- Maruder (The Designers Foundry). A reverse contrast typeface, 2018-2019.
- Prostak. A plain geometric sans.
- Nieuk. An experimental modular typeface.
- Krayewski: Krayewski is a display typeface based on sketch lettering of Andre de Krayewski from his book cover "Moje Okladki" (2014). Andrzej Krajewski (b. Poland) was an outstanding illustrator and designer who developed his own style mixing art-deco and pop art, and was trained at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw under the supervision of Wojciech Fangor and Henryk Tomaszewski. Krayewski is unicased. It consists of Latin, Cyrillic and Greek scripts. It was released at Laic in 2019.
- Retor (2018-2019). A 6-style text typeface family.
- Rygor (2018). An art nouveau typeface based on lettering by illustrator and publisher Ignacy Chodorowicz.
- Wiwat (2019). A contemporary sans inspired by deco. In six weights.
- Nielot (2019). Nielot (Polish for flightless) is a plain, geometrical typeface. It was inspired by posters created by designers representing Russian Constructivism.
- Figura (2019). A nearly monolinear contemporary interpretation of a grotesque typeface.
- Eksces (2019). A squarish display family.
- Ozzy (2019, Laic). Described as calligraphic funk, this typeface by Brody Neuenschwander and Maciej Polczynski cannot be properly classified.
- Figiel (2020). A stylish wide monoline sans typeface family inspired by art deco streamline architecture.
- Elektyk (2020, +Stencil). A quirky exaggerated display typeface.
- Hybrida (2020). The slab version of Eklektyk, daring, in-your-face, and dystopian.
- Pionek (2020). A condensed all caps headline sans.
- Monter (2021). An octagonal typeface that refers to mechanical items such as nuts and bolts.
[Laura Bennett Design]
Laura Bennett Design
Los Angeles-based designer. During her studies at Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN, Laura Bennett designed a constructivist typeface (2012). In 2014, she designed Egidio. In 2020, she designed the dry brush font Mattina Sera with the help of New Tropical Design. [Google]
[The Living End]
Lee Martin McAuley
Designer from the UK who created Heliotype (1991, Letraset), a typeface that was inspired by Soviet constructivist designs.
Linotype link. FontShop link. Klingspor link. [Google]
Legacy of Defeat
[Joshua M. Smith]
This web site, related to Joshua Smith's Hydro 74 foundry in Orlando, FL, offers original creations, both free and commercial. They specialize in vintage signage type, display type, the Western look, scary typefaces, art nouveau, tattoo type, psychedelic and Victorian styles. The catalog as of 2011: Anarchy Script, Aphex Script, Apocalypse, Avante, Black Mail Sect, Black Mamba, Black Plague (blackletter), Burial Black, Cadaver Ink (tattoo font), Cadaver Script, Calypso, Catalyst, Cortez, Dayton Black, False Idols, Golden Age, Heresy, Hood Black, Hydro Script, Imperial Black, Iron Fist, Kremlin Ink, Kustom Style, La Calavera Catrina, La Santsima Muerte, Le Venom, Lucky's Flash, Martyr Black, Muerte Black, Napalm Vertigo, Nue Black, Nue Goth, Norway Black, Razor Black, Royal Baron, Sacred Black, Sailor Jerry, Salem Witch Hunt, Sentry Black, Spitfire, Skid Row, Thai Black, The Clique, The Thickness, Thunder Script, Tramp Stamp, Tyranny Gothic, Uber Black, Vahalla, Venice Black, Viper Black, War Machine, West Coast Soul, Wolfstien Electro, Working Class Hero, Zombie Allegiance, Zombie Attack, Slash Black, Suture Set, Corpse, Czar, Proclivity, Uber Black Caps.
Free and commercial typefaces from 2013: Pricks, Ocelot Piss, The Witches, Wizard Tit, Wizard Dick, Riverside, Dirty Sanchez, Corpus Delicti, Warlock, Ghetto Wolves, Spitfire, Cheap Deal, Shwarma (Arabic simulation), Alderaan (alchemic), Surplus (spurred), Goth Bitch (blackletter), Siberian Vodka (alchemic), Scalliwag (2015, a fat brush), Zombie Headshot (2015), Counter Strike (2015), Bitch Please, Dirty Whore (brush script), Skeleton Key (EPS), Old School (EPS), Forty Thieves (EPS; Arabic simulation), Conquest (EPS), The Sailors Creed (EPS), Achilles (constructivist), Gold Chain (EPS), Bootleggers (Western), Blood Clot (dripping blood face), Hernandez (Latino style), The Order (spurred), Kuso, Pinche Muerte, Chingon, Nomad, Major Jackov, Sinner, Mayhem, Outlaw (Western), Absinthe, Zombie Headshot, Black Diamond, Alcazar, Eastern Star, El Librador (Cuban colonial style), Monniker, Her Majesty, Kobra, Dishonor, Ghetto Hawk, Kings Wrath, Fraternal, Wizard Taint, Rinzler (inspired by TRON), Dream Weave.
Behance link. Creative Market link. [Google]
Graphic designer and typographer from Copenhagen who founded the design studio More To Come. His typefaces include Lagen (2007, fat and counterless), Darkcut (2008, like wood cut), Paten (2008, constructivist), and Antiwar (2009, military stencil).
In 2011, they designed Paten (a severe almost-constructivist typeface) and Antiwar (an army stencil face).
In 2012, they created Deadman. In 2014, they designed the rounded black typeface M52 Black.
Behance link. [Google]
Melbourne, Australia-based designer of a Cyrillic constructivist alphabet in 2018, as well as a custom typeface for the festival of short cuts (also in 2018). [Google]
Letter Stock (was: Gumacreative)
Bandung, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1982) of Masura (2016, brush style), Space Cake (2016, sci-fi style), Caroline Script (2016), Morning Fever (2016), Binzo (2016), Morning Cloud (2016, handcrafted), Rancha (2016: grungy style), Alkhali (2016), Gath Is A Robot (2015) and Scarlet (2015, textured typeface).
Typefaces from 2018: Vanhala (Tuscan), Orchard, Solitaire, Founder (a thin script), Elanor, Callous (signature script), Keith (script), Subsky (script), Hamburger (artsy script), Smith (monoline rounded sans).
Typefaces from 2019: Steven Mattew, Romansa (script), Pianicas, Infamous, Voltras, Faddox, Slayer Creeper (a dripping blood blackletter font), Hellioum (a balloon font), Grootten Beast (a wooden plank font), Lazarrous (beatnik), Salmounth (a clean script), Damaskush (a blackletter), Neurotic (spurred, blackletter), Maclucash, Neowave, Throoper, Maldivine, Morrisette (signage script), Descrendent (sans), Athlenstan, Hole Script, Cardigan, Lenox, Aero Space, Esentrik (over-decorated), Lethal (sans), Markwell (script), Hallmark, Fymous (signature script), Brighford (spurred), Bulb (a bubblegum font), Wavecraft.
Typefaces from 2020: Flinch (a stone cut Flintstone font), Jack Miller (a signature script), Jaguar Jugglers (squarish, constructivist), Lazarrous (beatnik style), Jane Frediction, Grindmore (a calligraphic blackletter typeface), Descendent (a monolinear rounded coffee shop sans), Oliver Queen (a fat brush script), Orangutan, Chadwick (a Halloween font), Oakleaf, Buckles, Hackwell, Susan Brooks, Jacqueline, Alistair Morrison, Gibson Walsh, Slapstick, Monkey Werch, Rooselyn, Northway (lettering for outdoor or nature trail signage), Ghotana, Apija, Rawkin Pickles, Lockdown, Linger (a curly delight), Nuttyclash (a dry brush typeface), Ghosie, Kuro (a brush script).
Typefaces from 2021: Bellamind (a decorative serif), Bingana (a playful typeface with oriental influences; appropriate for toys), Cheshire (sketched, textured), Creepycall, Croftler (a grungy athletic shirt font), Goldenwick (a vintage decorative serif), Karlburns (an ultra-decorative font by Vic Carless), Shorelly (an arts and crafts all caps serif), Walkingblue (a round vernacular slab serif), Garlicha (a great formal copperplate calligraphic font that unfortunately features a lower case r that can be confused with a lower case n), Hamingduck (copperplate calligraphy), Antucious (an ornamental serif), Monkeymod (a textured reverse srtress display font), Eightbit (a retro pixel font), Maloney West (art nouveau), Adamovick (a spurred Halloween font), Grindleaf (organic), Cronicalypse (a reverse stress elephant foot display font), Houston Palace (a monolinear retro script), Raceryouth (a weathered stencil font), Lyonade (a monolinear script based on retro motorbike posters), Alleysondust (a calligraphic script), Carlosberg (a spurred Victorian typeface), Clubeight (a trilined neon typeface that is reminiscent of Wyman's designs for the 1968 Olympics in Mexico), Slacksluger (a decorative inline typeface with medieval terminals), Beckmarine (a rough typeface inspired by retro cartoon and retro motorbike posters), Bullmars (a heavy font), Sinofluck (a stylish brush script inspired by a samurai poster), Scandlers (a dry brush script), Melvines (a thick paint brush font), Rockapolis (stencil), Lexaviers (a rune simulation font), Mylo (a dry brush typeface), Meckatler, Machiates (a vintage signage font), Fluxion (a dry brush script), Black Marilyn (blackletter), Palermosh, New Kids on the Font, Psychonaut (a reverse contrast, or even a Western, font), Black Valentine (a decorative blackletter), Buckles (a dry brush font), Smegh Mouth (a dry brush font), Armthadore, Brookland (a dry brush script), Khian Shantang (a decorative blackletter), Laekar (a hand-drawn blocky poster font), Schoutler (an ornamental fantasy font), Sonoxa (a heavy and creamy dry brush typeface), Classicloud (a decorative and festive blackletter).
Typefaces from 2022: Buckedtalk (an inline blackletter typeface), Buckedtalk (an inline blackletter typeface). Creative Fabrica Script. [Google]
Letterhead Studio VG Fonts
Letterhead Studio is located in Moscow. One of its designers, Valery (or Valerio) Golyzhenkov (b. 1965, Moscow) cofounded Letterhead Studio in 1998 with Yury Gordon and Olga Vasilkova, and has since designed over 100 typefaces. Still based in Moscow, he published the following Cyrillic fonts at Letterhead: 04.07 (1998), 532 Antique (2020), Accademico (2020), AeroBonus (2010-2014: for Aeroflot), Aeronautic (2020), Alfavita (awarded at Paratype K2009), ArtChronika, Artificio (2020), Atlas 1904 (2010), Atmosferico (2019), Barrytone (2005), Basalino (2020), Bort#1 (2000), Bramb (2019), Capitul (2015), CardHolder (1997), Channel (2004-2007: 24-style rectangular family), Chellebrity (2004, screen), DBL Cheque (2009, 22 styles), Cracker (1997), Cubes (2000), DBL Check, Dead Metro (1997, a constructivist family renamed Dead Mementro in 2017), Dicesimo (2019), Do Not Touch (1997), Dotlandino (2020: a dot matrix family), Dream Team (2000), Edgipto (2020), Edicolta (2020), Fabiola (2020), Feidi (2020), First Prize (2016, techno style inspired by Futura Display), Florisel (2020), Formalista (2001, squarish), Gamering (+Sans, 2009: a game font), Garbage (1997), GarbEdge (1997), Garmony (1997), Gibra (2020), Grammatik or Grammatika (1997), Haarddy (2020), HandsOn (1997, children's book font), Hole Down (1997), Ice Cola (2000), Interchargeable (2020: an all caps sans), Kabotage (1998, octagonal), Karkas, Kassa (2002, octagonal), Kren (1998), Laborant (2000), Lavert Noise (1997), Lexica (2010), Libellula (2018: a monoline display sans), Local Xellebrity (2010), Magrit (2020), Matrrolla (2001, octagonal), Medved (2010, angular), Method Two (2016: organic sans), Mnickers, Mono (2000), Monomania (2017), Musor (1997), Odessa 1832, OneCode (1998), Panetteria (2019), Pecorino (2019), Pricelist (2017), Primitiv (1998), Principal (1998-1999), PsyType (2013, an organic sans family done at Letterhead), Quando (2019: deco), Recruit (2004, octagonal), Remont (2000), Romb (2010, a Latin / Cyrillic poster typeface family), Rounded Slab (2009), Rounds (basic dingbats), Samizdat (2019), Silver Winner (2000), Sklad (2000), Soyombo Serif (2020), Soyombo Sans (2020), Stampit (2000), Svyaznoy, Uglaya (2019), Ugloed (2019), Upadok (1997, futuristic), Vestimentarno (2019: rounded sans), WTF Didot (2016, by Valery Golyzhenkov and Letterhead for WTFashion Magazine), WTF Special (2015), YE Stencil (2009), Zanoza (2005), Zaplyv (1997), Zeppelino (2020: a sharp-edged slab serif).
Paratype link. Dailytype link. Klingspor link. Behance link. Type Tomorrow link. [Google]
Letterhead Studio YG
Letterhead is Yuri Gordon's (b. Moscow, 1958) Moscow-based foundry which publishes mainly Cyrillic fonts. Its coowners are Valery Golyzhenkov and Olga Vassilkova and it was established in 1998. It evolved from Garbage Type Foundry. Not to be confused with Chuck Davis' Letterhead. The main designer is Yuri (or: Jury) Gordon, the Moscow-based designer of the Type Directors Club 1999 award-winning designs Dve Kruglyh and FaRer Cyrillic, available from Paratype. URL at Yakovlev's Foundry. Picture. Article in the Moscow Times (2006), in which he proclaims: Better to make five fun and tasty new display fonts than one old, boring (and you thought it would look fresh!) text font. He is a graphic designer, illustrator, type designer, engraver and copyrighter. He is Art Director of several magazines.
- Yuri Gordon created AntiQuasi (2008, a nice lightly slabbed serif family), Babaev [1996; inspired by the Russian Art Nouveau typefaces, initially created as a part of a corporate identity programme for Babayevskoye AO of Moscow], Artemius (custom designed family for Art Lebedev Studio), Barrizmo (2004), Bistro (1997, hand-printed), Chantage (2000, handwriting), Conqueror Text, Conqueror Slab and Conqueror Display (large families), Conqueror Sans (2005-2010), Conqueror Text (2005-2010), Costa Brava (2003, fun script described as beach type), Costa Dorada (2003), Dva Probela (1997-1998), Dve Kruglyh (1997, unicase), Excession (1999), FaRer [1994; art deco typeface inspired by the work of Russian graphic artists Vladimir Favorsky (1886-1964) and Ivan Rerberg (1892-1957), especially by Favorsky's lettering of 1924 and by Rerberg's of 1935. Dedicated to the Moscow Underground (Metro). Obtained an award at the 1997 TDC competition], Forward No. 10 (1995-1996), Forward Grotesque No. 9 (1998-2000), Gordoni (his take on Bodoni), GiardyOla (2008-2019), Handy, HotSause (1997, irregular handwriting), Karkas (2004, a manly sans), Little Shift (1999), Method (2002, a sans family), Minusmanscript (1998, calligraphic), Mr. Mixter (2011), Non System (2000), OptiMyst (1997), ResPublicana (1999), Sivtzev Vrazhek (1999, + mono), Michelle (2004, medieval), Naylorville (2004), Probel (1997-1998).
- Illarion Gordon made the fun fonts Strelochnik (1996, irregular hand), Probbarius (1996), Monte Summa (1997), as well as Rahit (1998, kid's handwriting), Rough (2000, blotchy hand), Simpel (kid's hand), St. Valentin (2001), Accept (1998), Kartofel (2000, irregular handwriting), LangobardR (1999), Ospa (1997, funky handwriting), pLatinum (1999, informal script).
- Valery Golyzhenkov's fonts from before 2000 are typically destructionist. He made 04.07 (1998), Bort#1 (2000), CardHolder (1997), Chellebrity (2004, screen), Cracker (1997), Cubes (2000), Dead Metro (1997, a constructivist family renamed Dead Mementro in 2017), Do Not Touch (1997), Dream Team (2000), Formalist (2001), Gamering (+Sans, 2009: a game font), Garbage (12997), GarbEdge (1997), Garmony (1997), Grammatika (1997), HandsOn (1997), Hole Down (1997), Hot Sauce (2009, Yuri Gordon), Ice Cola (2000), Kabotage (1998, octagonal), Kassa (2002, octagonal), Kren (1998), Laborant (2000), Lavert Noise (1997), Matrrolla (2001, octagonal), Mono (2000), Musor (1997), OneCode (1998), Primitiv (1998), Principal (1998-1999), Recruit (2004, octagonal), Remont (2000), Rounds (basic dingbats), Silver Winer (2000), Sklad (2000), Stampit (2000), Upadok (1997, futuristic), YE Stencil (2009), Zaplyv (1997), Zanoza (2005).
- Custom typefaces for companies or special projects: 19oclock (2004, Yuri Gordon: for Vernost Kachestvu confectionery factory), AlfaBank, Always, Anteus, Artemius, Alexey, Atlas-1904, Bat Sans, Bat Roman, Calendarus, Carlis, Cifirki, CTC Screen, Digrol, Digimag, Esquire, Gulliver UTS, Gurmania_MA (2004, handwriting), Hi Afisha, In CaST, Ka, Kater, Komet, Kostro, Lumene Script, N.B.T., Nochnoi Dozor, Odessa, Progress Custom, Redd's, Robb Report New, Rolling Stone 2003, Rolling Stone 2005, Romb (2010), Rosbank Sans, RMA 2006, Salon Script (2007, calligraphic), Salon Antiqua (2007), Seventeen, N.Side, W.Side, Sivtzev Vrazhek, Snickers, Sovereign, STS Vizion, Svyaznoy RF (2008, sans), ToShi, Trust, Whiskas lettering, Zabava.
- Typefaces and/or lettering from 2007-2009: Barocco Mortale (2005-2007curly script), Barocco Mortale Borders, Alfavita (ornamental caps by Goluzhenkov), Fleurs du Mal (2008, a Baudelarian antiqua, mischievous and decadent), DBL Cheque (by Goluzhenkov), Medved (by Goluzhenkov), YE Stencil (by Goluzhenkov), 21Cent (2009, related to Century; +Cyrillic; +Thin; +Black; advertised as not Century, not Clarendon, this fresh family is sure to win awards), Antiquasi (2008), Around the world, Bazaarban (2009, for Harper's Bazaar), Blacksteel, Citizen M (art deco), EsqGuardi (for Esquire), the curly Naska, with accompanying dingbats Naska Kozliki, the bird dingbats Udo Birdo, and more at Flickr.
- Production in 2012: Digital October, Red Square (constructivist), Red Ring (art deco sans), Baker Street 221B (anglomane grotesque).
- In 2013: Clarendorf (a hand-printed spoof on Clarendon), Bonvalet (large x-height sans), Bazaart (an art deco typeface for Harper's Bazaar), The drop-dead gorgeous condensed American slab and sans serif typefaces Mr Palker and Mr Palkerson.
- Typefaces from 2014: 20 Kopeek (sans family with steampunk influences).
- Typefaces from 2015: Buffon (a spaghetti Western italian typeface), Mr Palker Dad, Mr Palker Dadson.
- Typefaces from 2018: Atomic Alice (a simple stocky sans family).
Author of the acclaimed 384-page book Book of Letters From to (2007, Art. Lebedev Studio).
Behance link. Art by Yuri. Issuu link. Klingspor link. Behance link for Yuri Gordon. Art Lebedev link.
View Letterhead YG's typefaces. [Google]
[no image fonts]
Line Creative (or: Line Studio)
Banda Aceh, Indonesia-based designer, b. 1987, of display typefaces. In 2019, Line Creative released Netron (a futuristic typeface), Gello (a condensed all caps sans for movie credits), Bornco, Chokie, Exon (a minimalist all caps sans), Queen and Laser (a sci-fi typeface).
Typefaces from 2020: Shibe (a display font inspired by graffiti), Bogen (a techno or sports font), Igoe (squarish and monospaced), Masked Hero (a speed or techno logo font), Black Bison (squarish), Thuner (a chamfered chunky bold typeface), Kumachi (tall and hand-lettered), Silver Crown (an interlocking letter font), Bord (a thorny all caps futuristic display sans), Klone (an all caps vintage industrial slab serif), Kane (a slab serif), Amoba (a sledge hammer slab serif), Boysand, Agron (a decorative sans).
Typefaces from 2021: Room Shambles (art deco), Blue Venom (decorative, multiline; for logos), Cyber City, Mexon (a futuristic typeface), Mightyline (a compressed rounded sans characterized by many interlocking pairs), Gumok (a minimalist all caps sans), Choir (a multiline maze-inspired sans), Phyco (caps), Mando (a Western typeface), Chicken Wings (a rounded sans for fast food wrappers), Black Mustang (a blocky poster typeface with constructivist elements), Sinyal (an oblique speed font), Qore (a sci-fi typeface). [Google]
Vienna-based student-designer of the constructivist typeface Fundamental Right Living Font (2015). [Google]
Its name, Loch Typography, evokes dark Scottish types, but this foundry, set up in 2017 by Agi Pramudiman, is based in Bandung in sunny Indonesia. Designer of the squarish constructivist Latin / Cyrillic typeface Gullcoast (2017), AP Pro (2017: an intense text typeface family), and the squarish movie poster font Loch Khas (2017).
Typefaces from 2018: Fopo (stencil), DN Pro (18-style geometric sans), Monoloch (monospaced, basically a typewriter font family), Nitro (sans in 27 styles), Loka (a geometric slab serif in 18 styles). [Google]
[The Fragile Machine]
French creator of the ultra square (constructivist) typeface QBIK (2012). [Google]
[Feliciano Type Foundry]
Creator of the constructivist and socially critical font Tihemetsa (2014), which is named after her hometown in southern Estonia. [Google]
Lincoln, NE-based designer of these typefaces in 2019: November Sans (free), the squarish First Ensemble, and the computer emulation font Mainframe (free).
In 2020, he released Ostkreuz, a typeface that is inspired by East Germany. [Google]
Maelle Keita is the second identity of Thomas Boucherie (Montpellier, France, b. 1977). The Maelle persona is a prolific Swiss creator of many free fonts, which are mainly calligraphic or connected scripts.
Typefaces from 2017: Adventure of the Old Giant, The Curious Incident, The Fabulous Orchestra, The Butcher factory, Dancing in the Moonlight.
Typefaces from 2016: La Bataille du Sanctuaire, The Quest of Discoveries, Sentimental Beach, October Quotes, Hercule vs Goliath, Band of Reality, Street Gathering, Alicia on the Enchanted Highlands, Adventures on the Mountains, League of Giant, Richard True Crime, Dragons and Chickens, The Elves And The Secret Garden, Pokerface, Gentleman on the Rainbow, La Pantoufle en Or (tattoo font), Bulles de Chocolats, Atlantide Starlight, The Golden Flower, Mr Fisherman and the Shoemaker, Catherine de Beaumont.
In 2015, Maelle made Gravity of Love (white on black letters), Incredible Angel (beatnik style), The Red Horse, The Spaghetti Movie (Western font), The Hundred King, The King of Lost Towel, les Soeurs Samurai, Mr. Jackson Rankenstein, Mathilde Castleland (calligraphic script), Question and Love (calligraphic script), Chateaux des Olives (calligraphic script), Le Cachalot du Grand Nord (a hilarious funky font), Le Grimoire du Bonheur, The Constellation of Heracles, The Citizens, Secret of the Octopus, Fabulous Vikings, King Arthur (ribbon font), Mademoiselle Catherine, Alfred La Moule, Jackie Talks to You, Les Carottes Sont Fraiches, Claudette aime le Chocolat (connected dessert script), LA-CHAMBRE-77, LACHAMBRE67, LE BAL DES COCHONNES, LE BAL DES COCHONS, LE CABARET DES FOUS, LE SILENCE DES CAFARDS, La Tortue, Le-Jardin-de-Calista (strong brush typeface), ONLY IN THIS CASE, Stink on the Death (signage script).
Before 2015, Maelle designed Black December (2014), Une Grenouille Le Soir (2014), La Kame A Leon (2014, heavy brush), The Best Things In Life Are Free (2014), Caviar De Lapin Blanc (2014), La Truite à Papa (2014), Mougatine (2014, a needle thread script), Chicken Chorizo (2014), Ventilla Stone (2014), Mademoiselle Camille (2014, swashy), Authentic Hilton (2014), Olympic Branding (2014), Le Laboratoire du Docteur Steak (2014), The Chicken Love Story (2014), Les Sorcières de la Lune Noire (2014), La Compagnie des Ombres (2014), Les Sensations de Cerise (2014), La Chatte à Maman (2014, a creamy script), Aligot de Mirabelle (2014, a great delicate calligraphic script), L'Antre du Corniche (2014, thin script), Caviar de Diane (2014, thin script), Karine Aime Les Chocolats (2014: a connected script), Death in the Shadow (2014: brush script), Akhenaton (2014: brush script), Mayumi Gumi (2014), Font For Children Indo (2014: dingbats), Anabelle Script (2014, a heavy brush script), Mademoiselle K (2014, a cursive typeface), Anacondas (2014, an upright connected script), Walker on the Moon (2014, connected script), Angelique ma douce Colombe (2014), Pomerole (2014), Paper For Your Ass (2014), Paper Towel (2014), Wolf in the City (2014), Dragon is Coming (2014), J'aime bien le dimanche (2014), Camelia (2014, grungy signage script), Kosmo Cat (2014, a stone age script), Ophelia Script (2014), Monkey Snake (2014), Ventilla Script (2014), Slow Motion (2014), Ail et Fines Herbes (2014: hairline script), Mister Fish : upright curly script (2014), Elephant (2014), Nemo One (2014), Royal Chicken (2014, signage script), Nenuphar of Venus (2013), There Can Only Be One Breaver Im It (2013: flourishes), Ruskof (2013, grunbgy Cyrillic simulation face), Kawaii Food Font (2013, dingbats), Chouette Alors (2013, owls), Eglantine (2013, upright script), Zentai Itacha (2013), Magnolia (2013), God Bless America (2013), Jack And The Beanstalk (2013, upright connected script), Halloween Trick (2013, dingbats), Noyeux Joel (2013, Christmas dings), Angel of Blood (2013), Matriochkas (2013), My Princess Likes A Frog (2013), Skate or Die (2013, dingbats), Chouette Alors (2013, owls), Sleep on the moon (2013), Animox (2013, teddy bear dingbats), It Was A Good Day (2013, ornaments and filets), Ordre de Depart (dot matrix face), Diane de France (2013, calligraphic), Serval (2013, script), Chicago Eskimo (2013, fat outlined signage face), Quality Street (2013, vintage signage script), From The Moment (2013, frames), Arabia (2013, upright connected script), Hector Le Dragon (2013), Fantom Better (2013), Mont Royal, Coccinelle, Ponctuation, Miel & Abeille, La Petite Puce, Yo te amo pero en secreto, Conjecture (a sketch font), Coloscobik (2013, a marquee face), Ejaculator, This Is Not A Font, Tell Me A Secret (2013), Chocolate Cake (2013, plump outline face), Eglantine (2013), Ornamind (2013, floral dingbats), La Grosse Cochonne (2013), Toyzareux (2013, bubblegum font), Oliver Tue Les Fourmis (2013), Two Fingers King (2013, an ornamental blackletter), Piragniac (2013), Marguerite (upright connected script), Gulliver, Arakphobia (2013, a spiderweb font), Gelatina Elemente (connected script), Zenzai Itacha (oriental simulation), Atlas Eternal 78 (2013), Serial MKV 1 (2013), The Black Manba (2013), Gang Bang Crime (2013, a dripping paint font), La Grenouille Verte Qui Devient Toute Rouge (2013), Aracme Waround (2013), Zoa Elephantesque (2013), Estrela Fulguria 1748 (2013, calligraphic), Cirus Quantum Solace (2013), Paint All Time (2013), Jumbo Burn (2013), Allo t'as pas de shampoing, Helene Queen K (2013, script), Not Only The Quake (2013, script), One Day Before Rain (2013), Bullet Campus (2013), Eternal Call (2013, swashy calligraphic font), Kill The Panda (2013, a textured blackletter face), Trash Butterfly (2013, ornamental caps) and In Secret I Love You (2013, hand-printed), A Sweet Melody My Lady (a circular font), Lady Solarus Queen 1789.
Fontspace link. Dafont link. [Google]
Man With Gun
Designer of the commercial fonts Russia (2013, constructivist), Small Pixel Font (2013) and Electro Bit (2013). [Google]
[Manfred Klein: Painters]
Manfred Klein: Painters
This group of Manfred Klein's typefaces draws its inspiration from paintings by Picasso, Miro and others: ArtDekoParts, ArtElements, ArtEtcetera, ArtFound, ArtGoesPixeled, ArtParticles, ArteFS, ArteFactsTwo, ArteFakte2007, ArteNero, ArteStuff, ArteVectoria, Artefakte, ArtesBats, ArtesCocktail, Artests, Artfacts, Artist-Medium, ArtistMedium, ArtistSketches, ArtistTracesTwo, ArtistTracesTwo, Artistiques-Bricks, ArtistsOne, ArtistsOr, ArtistsTraces, ArtistsTwo, ArtsBeforeComputer, BlackArt, BlackBeckMan, BulletsMK-Thin, CowBats, Drawings, DuererUnd, ForgottenArtOne, ForgottenArtTwo, FromOldArtists, GernKleinThree, Guernica38Remember, GuernicaMemories, KFirstBricksMirored, KleinKarpets, KleinsMouseTraps, KlitschKOtiqua, KlitschKOtiquaRound, KlitschKOtiquaShadow, MankBalloons, MankSans-Medium, MankSans-MediumOblique, MankSans-Oblique, MankSans, MankZieglers, MatisseThree, MatisseTraces, Mirobattz, Mirodish, MirosWitchesMedium, MontagesSurrealistiques, MouseAsPainter, MouseLearnMiro, OnKleesTraces, OpArtCarpets, OpticalArt, PabloInTownA, PabloSansCaps, Pabloesque2005, Pabloesques, PablosChildren, Pointilism-Toolbox, Pointilism, PopArtes, PopIcons, PopNonsens, PostConstructivism, PostConstructivismInvers, Precassos, Relative, RootsOfMatisse, Sammelsuriart, Sasurium, ScrapArt, Sculptures, SculpturesMKRL, Sculpturs, SketchesOfSpain, SurReal, Surrealbats, SurRealisM, SurrealisMK, SurrealsmKTwo, TracesOfKandinsky, VasarelyWasHere, VectorPaintingOne, VectorPaintings, WacObats, WhoWasTheArtist.
Download page. Download all these fonts in onze zip file. [Google]
During his studies at ECV Nord Europe in Lille, France, Marc-Antoine Allard designed Hexhale (2015). In 2014, he designed the script typeface Pangolin. Numero (2016) is a monospaced font inspired by the early ages of computer programming. Magnus (2016) is an angular text typeface.
Typefaces from 2017: Intra Muros, Paccbet (a free Latin / Cyrillic constructivist typeface that could pass for a unicase style). Behance link. [Google]
Marcel Gonzalez Patroni
Canelones, Uruguay-based designer of the typeface Suprematica (2015), which is roote in the suprematist movement, and in particular in the work of Liubov Popova. This typeface was done as part of a school project at LDCV. Behance link. [Google]
Marcel van den Berg
Graphic designer in Den Haag, The Netherlands. At Behance, his pen name is Joost Marcellis. Home page.
His typefaces include Anna Mono (2010, octagonal).
FontStructor of these gridded typefaces in 2010: Stanna Klein, Stanna Diap. He also made the Esque (constructivist) and Fastlane families in 2009-2010 at FontStruct.
In 2011, he published the multistyle poster family Geplakt. Images: i, ii, iii, iv, v, vi.
Fontstructions from 2012: Homerus, Stanna (dot matrix). [Google]
[Fabrika de Typos]
London, UK-based designer of the oriental constructivist typeface Gakgung (2018) and the sans display typeface Pactim (2016), which is based on Impact. [Google]
[Margaret Nichol Design]
Margaret Nichol Design
FontStructor who made Hightop (2011, a soft fifties style fat face), Ballon-a-gram (2010), Jellyfish (2010, dotted outline face), Stitch (2010), Liquiglyphs (2010, experimental), The Matmos (2010, more stitched letters), Leaflet (2010), Teenage Rebel (2010, dotted), and the constructivist Republik (2010) and Space Race (2010). [Google]
Codesigner with Jovanny Lemonad (Ivan Gladkikh) of the constructivist Latin / Cyrillic typeface TT Bricks (2016). See also the commercial version of TT Bricks. [Google]
Graphic designer in Texas. El Lissitsky's Proun series inspired an ornamental caps font in 2012.
Cargo collective link. [Google]
Art director at Fluor Films in Santiago, Chile. FontStructor who made Russian (2010, constructivist) and Gordita type (2010, ultra fat). [Google]
Braga, Portugal-based graphic designer who created the free geometric modular typeface Ligne (2012) and the (free) artsy squarish constructivist typeface Higher (2013). These typefaces were designed during the studies towards the Master's Degree in Graphic Design and Editorial Projects at the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Porto.
Behance link. [Google]
Oslo, Norway-based designer of the spurred constructivist typeface 276Vintage (2015). [Google]
Mark van Wageningen
[Novo Typo (was: Atelier van Wageningen)]
Match&Kerosene is Alex Sheldon's Detroit-based graphic design and typographic illustration company, est. 2008.
Klingspor link. Behance link.
Typefaces designed by Sheldon (b. Michigan, 1984) include Slab Sheriff (2009), Western, Kerosene Boxley (2009, a multiline art deco revival of a Solotype font; some say that it is based on a pair of 1972 alphabets by Marcia Loeb called Zig Zag and Rainbow), Kerosene Woodtype (2009), Kerosene Retroface, Kerosene Stereo (2009, revival of an Italian typeface from 1869), Kerosene Killowatt, White Wolf (2009, condensed horror movie face).
Typefaces designed in 2011: Quimby (Copperplate Gothic style titling face), Black Bear (2011, straight-edged display family), Swifty (2011), Grizzly Bear (a set of 12 constructivist titling typefaces), Detroit (a modular family for superpositions), Prismatic (another superimposable multi-purpose family), Duotone (2011, Duotone is a layered font system that allows one to title two-tone headlines), Volcano Gothic (+Inline), Volcano Island (jungle look family), Lightyears. [Google]
[Pangram Pangram Foundry]
[I Shot The Serif]
Helsinki-based creator of a constructivist typeface that is based on a font of Manfred Klein. [Google]
Matty De Cesare
Creator of the free constructivist typeface Long Shot (2015). [Google]
Mehmet Reha Tugcu
Mehmet Reha Tugcu (Tugcu Design Company, Istanbul, Turkey) designed these typefaces:
- In 2020: Calamity (squarish), Blight (a spurred typeface), Kasumi (a rounded all caps sans), Nezuko (a Saul Bass style poster font), Avalon (a glitch font), Anima (a horror font), Belmont (medieval), Starforge (sci-fi).
- In 2019: Bios (octagonal), Magnate (a trilined art deco typeface), Megaton (a great stencil typeface), Polaris (cyber typeface), Quartz (art deco), Visage (an all caps titling sans), Solaire, Cinderheart (a cutout typeface), Osiris (a sci-fi typeface), Pandemic (dry brush), Loki (a comic book font), Coven, Valencia (an art deco font).
- In 2018: Mistlock, Wraith (a super wide sci-fi typeface), Sojourn, Gore (blocky), Grind (grunge), Junkdog, Wisteria (foliated caps), Brigmore, Lash (a free weathered font), Halcyon, Kusanagi (futuristic), Periwinkle, Minerva (art deco).
- In 2017: Vera (a vintage all caps typeface), Odachi (a free rough brush font), Quas, Stargaze (retro-futuristic), Derelict (a macho octagonal typeface), Noatun (hispter sans), Nigma (dry brush), Wisp, Honeysuckle (watercolor brush), Kohm (vintage), Nectar (sans), Emporia (art deco), Drip, Ghoul, Voyager (trekkie font), Heatwave, Njord (a hipster sans), Robinson (a free poster typeface family with various texture styles), Grimtotem (handcrafted).
- In 2016: Ico (multilined, labyrinthine), Nikopol (comic book style), Aoki (rounded sans), Jotunheim (rune emulation typeface), Hikou (sans), Quas, Brigmore (art deco sans), Sumac (hand-painted), Okami (rough brush font), Björn (a sharp-edged Scandinavian sans), Grind (eroded style), Equinox (sans), Bonfire, Covenant (brush font), Cormier (art deco).
- In 2015, he created Beast (brush font), Glaive (inspired by metal rock), Prospekt (a squarish headline typeface family), Primal (a squarish futuristic typeface), Muertos (a cartoon font named after Day of the Dead), Brigand (spurred Western font), Fairwind (rounded all caps sans), Portico (layered multi-style all caps headline sans typeface), Ironclad (art deco), Cred, Muertos, Beast (brush face), Mecha 08 (a free futuristic typeface), Robinson (vintage newspaper titling typeface with many styles such as Regular, Shadow, Press, Rough, Oblique, Distorted, Urban, Corroded, Diagonal, Inline, Outline), Bronco (+Inline), Centauri (futuristic), Omicron (circle-based sans), Hyperion (futuristic), Atone (a brush font), Venge (a fashionable sans), Thiket (an interlocking poster typeface), Phage (a free squarish font), Fenrir, the Soviet propaganda typeface Sputnik, the brush typeface Veritus, the retro-futuristic Dagon, the stencil typeface Ember, the tall condensed typeface Ogre (+Inline), the art deco / avant garde typeface Metropolis, the free display typeface family Geist, the hipster typeface Pandora, the handcrafted typeface Saryn, the techno sans typeface Helios, the stylish art deco typeface Fontaine (+Rough, +3D), free inline typeface Timber, the great inline slab serif typeface Decurion, and the commercial typefaces Solaris (fururistic), Sledge (grungy black sans), Behemoth, Zephyr (sans), and Manticore (brush).
- In 2021: Witch (a Halloween font), Scourge (a grungy rune simulation font), Azurite (a sci-fi font), Monolith.
Behance link. Creative Market link. [Google]
Graphic designer in Buenos Aires who created the free constructivist typeface Vodka in 2014. Issuu link.
Dafont link. [Google]
[You Work For Them (or YWFT; formerly Cinahaus or TrueIsTrue)]
Michael Gene Adkins
[Urban Pixel (or: UP Font Studio)]
Miguel Angel Padriñán Alba
[Mr. Black Fonts]
Graphic designer in Guanajuato, Mexico, who created a constructivist typeface and a few other modular typefaces in 2015. [Google]
In 2018, Emre Parlak and Mika LaGattuta designed the free Google Font Major Mono Display, a monospaced geometric sans serif all-uppercase typeface which also has a complete set of constructivist display characters. [Google]
Mikus Vanags (b. 1982) is from Riga, Latvia. He designed a 4-style opentype-feature-loaded family called Etno (2010), which has constructivist undertones. He also created a medical icon set for the Hopitaux de Paris in 2010. Aspasia (2010) is an art deco face. Free typefaces at Dafont include the all-caps no-punctuation typefaces Liva (2007) and Complexity (2007). The caps-only typeface Justicia is a contemporary Roman Serif Capitals typeface suited both for editorial and corporate design. It was designed by Mikus Vanags in 2008 for the government and public administration sector and is not publically available.
MyFonts foundry page. Dafont link. Klingspor link. [Google]
Milan Z. Uljmanski
Digital photographer in Novi Sad, Serbia, b. 1983. He made LIFAD font Serbia (2010, squarish), LIFAD square Serbia (2010, pixelish), Ich Tu Dir Weh Serbia (2010, pixel face) and Volkerball Serbia (2010, constrctivist). [Google]
Serbian book illustrator, graphic arts teacher and phototype, woodtype and linocut letter type designer, b. Despotovo, 1931, d. Belgrade, 1999. His sons Rastko and Vukan write about both aspects of his life. His CV: he graduated in 1954 from the Academy of Applied Arts, Belgrade and took his Masters Degree in 1959, under Professor Mihailo S. Petrov. He was professor at the Faculty of Applied Arts, University of Arts, Belgrade from 1964 until 1997. He was Head of the Graphic Department from 1974 to 1975. His publications include Graphic identification 1961-1981 (SKZ, Belgrade, 1982), Graphic communications 1954-1984 (Vajat, Belgrade, 1986), Heraldry 1 (University of Arts, Belgrade, 1983) and Coat-of-Arms of Belgrade, Heraldry 2 (Cicero, Belgrade, 1991). Most of Ćirić's types were for Cyrillic, while some have Latin alphabets as well. Many would be classified today as poster types, type to accompany illustrations. The list of his typefaces:
- Rastko, Latin, 1955: It is a versal typeface made in only one weight. Rastko himself thinks it was devised as light, almost linear and it was a part of his character.
- Vukan, Latin, 1960: Named after his second son, Vukan, this is a sharply cut orthogonal typeface.
- Galerija Grafiki kolektiv, Cyrillic, 1962 (Graphic Collective Gallery): A beautiful Cyrillic display face. This was the first of his typefaces transformed in a computer font.
- Triptihon, Cyrillic, 1962 (Triptych): Another cut face, but this time really taken from the sample made in linocut. The prototypical Cyrillic poster face.
- Akademija, Cyrillic, 1966 (Academy): This typeface was made for the University and Academy where he worked. It was designed so that it can be used equally well on the paper, metal plates, seals, plaques and everything else Academy needed. He used similar typefaces on book covers and charters, in solemn situations. Rastko: Although one may think it is an ordinary serif face, it contains Cira's specific typographic handwriting. The shapes are almost geometrically reduced thus providing a decorative effect, legibility and possibility to be transferred in all materials..
- Bolsko, Latin, 1966/67/68: Bol is a small place on the island Brač. This simple condensed headline typeface was designed for pedagogical purposes made to be used for lectures at the Faculty of Applied Arts abd in its graphic identity.
- Devojačko, Cyrillic, Latin, 1969 (Maiden): A curly affectionate face.
- Ćirićica, Cyrillic, 1970/72: This typeface was designed as a result of the first research on transforming Serbian handwritten Cyrillic into constructive letterforms. The raw model was the manuscript of the Fourth Gospel (John's Gospel) written at time of Despot Djurdje Barnković (1428) created then by by a Inok from Dalša. The result was a letterform of optimal proportions. The study was made on the occasion of the opening of the new building of the National Library, Republic of Serbia.
- Vojničko, Cyrillic, 1975 (Soldiers): When designing this typeface Ćirić consulted the book Blue Line of Life (Plava linija života) by Branko V. Radičević, a book about monuments and tombstones posted along roads. It is a sentimental ornamental headline face.
- Face VMA, Latin, 1976/77: A big project for the Military Medical Academy (abbreviated VMA) in which the letters had to be constructed on grids using rulers and compass only. The result is a Bank Gothic look.
- Bogradsko, Cyrillic, Latin, 1982: This typeface was used for designing the covers and title of his second book of graphic communications.
- Duklja, Cyrillic, Latin, 1984: In this case the typeface makes basis of graphic identification. As a model for designing the typeface of Montenegrin Lexicographic Institute was a text from leader seal of Petar, Prince of Duklja. Ira wrote that he enlarged and systematize the letters from the drawing which was made in time when the seal was in good condition and that he wanted to preserve the freshness of irregularities and that there were several weights in each letter while their height is only optically the same. It seems that save for that irregularity which inspired and provocative vagueness this model could not offer many clear stylistic characteristics. But what ira could read from those forms is the language of their linocuts and cut symbols. Thus his personal style naturally added to all that was missing to finish the face. In compromise between typeface with serifs and sanserifs in combination of legibility and universal applicability he saw practical solution for many tasks.
- Iva's typeface, Cyrillic and Latin, 1986: Rastko: My brother's daughter, Iva, was the first child that joined our family of applied artists. Ćirić immediately awarded himself with the title of granddad, opened the door of his studio and showed her all those games and toys from the world of the applied and other arts. Apart from the crazy games, obligatory signum and many other things Iva got many picture books which her grandpa made from time to time. The picture books contained poems, drawings, pictures and of, course letters. On one of those picture books entitled Grandpa' Stories I have found, so far, the only place where the typeface was used. It is a type of typeface imitating relief forms.
- Vukov bukvar, Cyrillic, 1987 (Vuk's Abecedary): One of the rare typefaces with lower case letters, this typeface is dignified and named after Vuk Kardžić.
- Sava's face, Cyrillic, 1987: A gorgeous old slavonic style typeface with upper and lower case.
- Epitaf, Cyrillic (Epitaph, my name, unknown year): An unpublished typeface found by his sons in the files. Ćirić used it to write names of births and deaths of friends and family members in a notebook. It could be seen as a prototype for tombstones.
FontStructor who made the constructivist typeface Reconstructed Agitation (2011). [Google]
Brussels-based designer of an untitled typeface in 2016 and some constructivist posters in 2019. [Google]
ShenZhen/Hong Kong-based photographer, b. 1989, who currently lives in Miami, FL. Alternate URL. Miphol Studio is related to Marica Typographic Design Studio, run by Marica. Creator of the elegant hairline sans family ULT Sans (2007). She says that, inspired by FF Milo and Stainless, it took her over two weeks of straight work just to get the beta out. She also made the squarish stencil typeface SquareX (2008), the mechanical typeface Incognita (2008), and the semi-serif typeface ChanorSans (2008). Her latest: the gorgeous constructivist-marries-didone headline typeface Modern 9, and Melor (2008, a simple sans family in two styles done for Miphol Studio). [Google]
[Jayvee D. Enaguas]
Just an ordinary FontStructor, but "Moon" hit the right note in his constructivist pixel-based typeface G2Mo (2011). As one of my friends told me recently: every font has a market. [Google]
Mr. Black Fonts
[Miguel Angel Padriñán Alba]
Iztapalapa, Mexico City-based graphic designer. Creator of Pixa Square (2014: a dot matrix typeface family that includes some arcade game dingbats as well), Domino (2014: digitization of a typeface by Sabino Gainza), Norma Script (2014, avant-garde sans), Norma Cursiva (2014), Macmillan (2014, sans), El Corondel (2014, signage script), Taller (2014, done with Manuel Flores), Mr. Pascal (2014: LED or kitchen style typeface for numbers on watches), Britannia Capital (2014: a calligraphic copperplate typeface), Alfaomega (2014, avant-garde sans), Alfaomega Cursiva (2014, school script font), Espiral (2013, a Victorian school project font at Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas UNA).
In 2016, Ayi Studio (Mexico City) published the constructivist typeface family Alek Rodchenko, which was jointly designed by Miguel Angel Padrinan Alba and Victor Manuel Flores Lopez. One must assume that they run Ayi Studio.
Behance link. Newer Behance link. Old Wordpress link. Newest MyFonts link. [Google]
MyFonts: Constructivist fonts
Constructvist and old USSR fonts at MyFonts. [Google]
MyFonts: Soviet typefaces
MyFonts selection for the keyword Soviet. These are to some extent Soviet era propaganda typefaces. [Google]
Some fonts were tagged as being related to the USSR over at MyFonts. Mostly, these are fonts that were in fashion during the Cold War era. The list of CCCP fonts is very similar. See also this list of typefaces tagged as communist. [Google]
Minsk, Belarus-based designer of the square-shaped Cyrillic typeface Constructivizm (2015). Behance link. [Google]
British sculptor and digital artist, b. Manchester, 1995, who lives and works in London. Nathan takes interest in complex architectural, financial and social structures and condenses them into an opaque visual language borne of minimalism and the early internet.
Creator of Ruba (2009-2013, FontStruct), Shanghai (2009), Beijing (2009, rounded octagonal), Beijing Redux, French Electric (2009, a horizontally striped techno face), Team Icaras (2009, futuristic font based on the logo and slogan 'Flying High' for Icaras, a team in the Wipeout series), Intercorp II (2009, techno), Team Feisar (2009-2013, a futuristic font based on the logo and slogan 'The Future Is Euro' for Feisar, a team in the Wipeout series), Team Goteki 45 Font (2009-2013, a futuristic font based on the logo and slogan 'Future Proof' for Goteki 45, a team in the Wipeout series), Xiaku (2009, a techno oriental simulation face), Cutting Edge (2009, poster font), Y.Vlone (2009, techno), Team Qirex (2009, a FontStruct font based on the logo and slogan 'High Speed Revolution' for Qirex, a team in the Wipeout series), and WipeoutHD (2009, techno). Serif Neu (2009) is constructivist. More fonts based on Wipeout series, all made in 2009, and most but not all based on FontStruct: Team Icaras [also called In Its Right Place, copyright "tople"], Empire, Multiplex, Piranha. Intercorp (2009, +Redux; made with FontStruct) is a futuristic font based in some of The Designer's Republic work. Zeta (2009, FontStruct; +Zeta Redux, 2013) is based on the futuristic logo for Sylva, a fictional company in the Wipeout series. In 2009, he also made a series of blocky fonts such as The Elements Fire, The Elements Water, the Elements Air, and The Elements Earth.
Creations in 2010: Itralia (Lalte, Fitra, Trale: retro, art deco), Alba (angular sans family), Cancranacancarnaca, Intliga family (FontStruct; octagonal), Kiki (geometric family), Chrome (constructivist), Ieil.
Typefaces made in 2012: Arctik (a free sans family in 9 weights).
Typefaces from 2013: Cutting Edge Lightspeed, Cacranacancaraca, Shanghai (techno), Beijing (rounded octagonal face), Beijing Redux, Intercorp Redux (techno), Goteki 45 (octagonal Japo-techno face), Wipeout HD, Wipeout HD Fury (sci-fi, octagonal), Cutting Edge, Qirex, New York.
Typefaces from 2014: Atrian (sans).
Old home page. [Google]
During his graphic design studies at the University of Huddersfield, UK, Nathan Clark created a typeface called Reflex (2013). It was inspired by Russian constructivism.
Behance link. [Google]
[Pixel Sagas (was: Protoform Project, and Fontshack)]
Ivan Phillipov (Neogrey, also written as Ivan Filipov) has offices in Plovdiv, Bulgaria and Turkey. He designed the techno typefaces Research Remix (1993), Neogrey (2004) and Red October (2004, inspired by Soviet poster art; can be used for Cyrillic simulation; followed by Red October Stencil, 2009). Release Yourself (octagonal), Research Remix (rounded octagonal), Arkitech Light, Discophat and Neogrey Medium appeared in 2009. In 2011, he published Artitech Round and Syntha.
In 2012, the free round monoline typeface Syntha and the techno typeface Arkitech Medium were published. Multicolore (2012) is a free EPS-format round sans typeface for coloring (a monochromatic version is free in truetype format).
In 2013, he designed Arkitech Bold and in 2019 Arkitech Stencil.
In 2014, he created the free roundish squarish typeface Ronduit (+Capitals).
Typefaces from 2015: Tricolore (multicolored rounded sans), Lausanne (a free font inspired by the Prada and Louis Vuitton fashion house logos).
In 2017, he designed a free color font called Color Tube.
Typefaces from 2019: Konstruktor (constructivist), Red October Eroded, Arkitech Stencil.
Typefaces from 2020: Syntha Nova (a free round sans advertized as the electronic music font), Fattern (a free color font with textures and patterns influenced by Romero Britto's work).
Typefaces from 2021: Cimero Pro (a free color SVG font).
Alternate URL. Dafont link. Fontspace link. Abstractfonts link. Behance link. Creative Fabrica link. [Google]
[Brody Fonts (was: Brody Associates, Research Studios, Research Arts UK)]
[Nick Curtis: further free typefaces]
Nick Curtis: further free typefaces
This list contains information on Nick Curtis's free typefaces not discussed or mentioned under other themes. A visual summary of all his free typefaces: A, B, C, DE, F, G, HIJ, KL, M, NO, P, QR, S, T, UVWXYZ. Generally, Nick Curtis specializes in display type, revivals and interpretations.
- Aerojones (2002). Based on a 1933 poster by George Guillermaz.
- Beauty School Dropout, Beauty School Dropout II, Beauty School Dropout IIS.
- Bellhop NF. Based on this poster.
- Blue Plate Special NF (based on a 1929 typeface by John Zimmerman at BBS called Cubist Bold). See also BluePlateSpecialSW.
- BoyzRGrossNF, BoyzRGrossShadowNF. Handprinted typefaces.
- BuenosAiresNF. Based on this poster.
- ChockABlockNF. Toy letter cubes.
- ChocolateDropsNF. Based on this poster by William Austin Starmer (1902).
- DancingDonutsNF, DancingDonutsRevised.
- EmporiumNF. Based on this poster by Fortunato Depero (1927).
- FacetsNF (2003). Based on this poster by Ruprich (1930).
- FashionVictim. FashionVictim (1999). Think Bernhard Fashion.
- FontleroyBrownNF. CheapProFonts did a Pro version in 2009.
- Forty-SecondStreet (NF, HB). Based on this inline alphabet that is genetically linked to Koch's Neuland.
- Full-TiltBoogieNF, FullTiltBoogieCapital. Based on Obtuse (1931, A. Bardi).
- GrandPrixRevised, GrandPrixSpectacular.
- HobbyHorseNF (2000).
- JungleFeverInlineNF, JungleFeverNF. The commercial version is from 2008. Jungle Fever (2008) is patterned after Neuland Black (Rudolph Koch for Gebr. Klingspor in 1923), and the sunshine shading version is called Jungle Fever Shaded.
- LittleLordFontleroyNF (2000).
- MiddleEarthNF-Medium, MiddleEarthNF (2003). Based on a 1914 poster by F. Marx.
- MidlandRailNF, MidlandRailShadowNF. Based on this poster.
- MinstrelPosterNF, MinstrelPosterTwoNF, MinstrelPosterWHG.
- MyGalSwoopyNF (2002). Based on Shograd (1924).
- Namesake (2002). Loosely based on Allan Gothic by Allan Brandtner.
- Nickodemus-Extremus. Based on Aldous or Huxley Vertical.
- NotMaryKateNF. Oskar Kress's font Kress Versalien (1926, Schriftguss AG) inspired Nick Curtis to make Not Mary Kate NF.
- OldGateLaneNF, OldgateLaneOutline.
- Otto Heim revivals from Heim's book Farbige Alphabete (1925): Captain Swabby NF (2003, free), Halcyon Days NF (2007, not free), Monkey Fingers NF (not free), Walrus Gumbo NF (free, after a 1925 typeface by Otto Heim; the commercial version of Walrus Gumbo NF appeared in 2011), Riot Squad NF (2000, free).
- OurGangNF (1999).
- PackardClipperNF (2003). Inline typeface based on this Citroen ad by Pierre Louts (1925).
- PopularCafeAA, PopularCafeNF. Based on these posters by Rae (1927).
- PublicEnemyNF. Based on this Jimmy Cagney movie poster.
- RicksAmericanNF (2002).
- Roller Coaster (2000).
- Sho-Card Caps NF, ShoCard Capital. An adaptation of Futura Display.
- SwishButtonsNF. Dingbats.
- TestarossaNF (2002). Based on this 1907 poster by Leopoldo Metlicovitz.
- ToylandNF, ToylandOutlineCapital. These typefaces are outlined and shadow-cast versions of ITC Motter Corpus by Othmar Motter.
- Troglodyte NF (2006). Curtis: This fine fat typeface is based on a font called Advertisement Grotesque, discovered in a 1942 book entitled Lettering Alphabets for Draughtsmen, Advertisement Designers, Architects&Artists, by the intrepid Alfred Bastien. In 2011, he changed that description after discovering that in fact the design goes back to Albert Auspurg' Messe Grotesk (1921-1927).
- TropicanaNF (2003). This is based on Elancé by A. Bardi (1931).
- UndergroundNF (1999). Commercial version in 2009. This revives Edward Johnston's The Underground for London's metro.
- VielleVarsovieNF (sic)(2003). Based on I. Rubin's constructivist poster from 1936.
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany-based designer of the free constructivist faux Cyrillic typeface Revoluzia (2017). [Google]
Danish art director, based in Copenhagen. Creator of Casa Madero (2012, a logotype for the winery), Douwe Egberts (2012), FF Berliner (2012, octagonal constructivist typeface), and F-Rune (2012). In 2014, he created the custom typeface families SEA-NVE Sans and SEAS-NVE Slab, together with Muggie Ramadani and Chester Jenkins. [Google]
Swiss designer of Constructa (2013, a free constructivist all caps typeface). He lives in Bern and was studying graphic design there in 2013.
Behance link. Dafont link. [Google]
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Free fonts by Hungarian type and graphic designer Levi Halmos [or: Levente Halmos], made between 1997 and 2001: AlienGhost2, Aliens, Anabolic Spheroid (2001, revived but alas commercialized by Roger S. Nelsson in 2009 as Anabolic Spheroid Pro), Aztec, Baby Universe (2000), Bateman, Bedlam Remix (2001), Bitsumishi (Bitsumishi Pro (2009) appeared at CheapPro Fonts; Bitsumishi Pro v2 followed in 2012), Butch, Byblostie, CHELIVES, Caddy (1996), CelticGaramond, CelticGaramondthe2nd, Chemistry, Coolthreepixels, Crystal Clear, Danube (techno, geometric), DataTransfer, Dredwerkz, ElephantMan, Escape Pod Normal, FUTURE, Faceplant, Finchley (1998), FreakShow, Gagarin (2001, a Cyrillic simulation and constructivist family), GraveDirt, Guevara, Haiku, Helldorado (2001, Western), Hibernate (2000), Iamsimplified, Indochine (2002, oriental letter simulation), IronLeague (2002, a Jonathan Barnbrook style face), Ivanbats, Ivanhoe, KabosGyula, Kalocsai Flowers Pi (2001), Kenzo, KingKikapu, Kozmonauta (2000), Kozmonauta2, Krizia Uomo (1995, art deco; later renamed Krizi Amo Pro in 2011, probably under pressure from Uomo), Leonardo (1996, a constructed face), Lefferts Corner (2001), LicenzPlate, Lousitania (2001, square-serifed), MagyarSerif, MarshGas, MathmosOriginal, Mutter (a stitch font), Niobium [Niobium Pro (2010, with Roger S. Nelsson) is used for signage and wayfinding in the new Mbombela Stadium built for the FIFA World Cup 2010], Nordic (2001; the Pro version appeared in 2010), Nushto (2000), Olympus (Greek simulation face), Peex (dot matrix family), Phatguy, PiratesGold (made commercial in the CheapProFonts collection of Roger S. Nelsson in 2009), Poison Berries (2000), PresidenteTequila (2000), RakettaFromMars (2001, fifties style futurism), Rammstein, RammsteinRemix (2001, constructivist), RedheadGoddess (2000), RedwildoderRotwild, Resurrection, Runningshoe, Sarkozi Line Patterns Pi (2001), Scully (scanbats), ScumoftheEarth (2000), Shazbot, Slither (1998), SmartSexy, SmartandSexy, Snake Venom (2000, Mexican simulation face), SpaceWorm (2000, futuristic), Sporty, Stonebridge, Subatonik, Sulphur (2000, a typeface influenced by gothic cathedrals), Tank Junior (2001), TerraX, Thrust (2000, Star Trek face), TickyFont, Treasure Island (2001, rounded with a semi-Greek look), TrustThisOne, TwoGunJohann (2000), TypeKnight (2001, with hairline serifs), VicePresidente (2001, Mexican simulation face), VoodooDolls, Voodoo Spirits (2001, wiggly hand), WeepingItalic, WhoulNormal, Zombieball.
Myfonts link. Roger S. Nelsson (Cheapprofonts) and Halmos extended Danube and Celtic Garamond in 2009 as Danube Pro and Celtic Garamond Pro, respectively. Fontspace link. Font Squirrel link. Dafont link.
View Levi Halmos's commercial typefaces. [Google]
No More Faith Fonts
Graduate of the London College of Communication who works in Paris, where he set up No More Faith Fonts. He is presently based in Dubai. His list of typefaces:
Designer who used FontStruct in 2008 to create a constructivist typeface called TechSocialist. [Google]
Nord Collective (or: Fontfirma)
A joint venture by Alex Frukta (Moscow; b. 1992, Saint Petersburg) and Vladimir Tomin in New York City, est. 2014. Their first typeface is Nord (2014, free). Together, they they created all the (constructivist style) graphics and typography for a Russian documentary called Kronshtadt (2014).
In 2015, they published the great free Latin / Cyrillic headline sans typeface Kolikö.
Typefaces from 2016: Bonecrusher, Turum (free).
Typefaces from 2017: Kankin (a free Hitchcock era movie font).
In 2018, he designed the free font Kirke.
Typefaces from 2019: Kengo (handcrafted).
Typefaces from 2020: Oko (pixelish), Accent, Skepta (a spurred horror font family).
Typefaces from 2021: Ioto Animation (Alex Frukta).
Earlier typefaces by Alex Frukta added to the collection: Kaori (2010: floral caps), Silverfake (2012). [Google]
A disciple of Tony de Marco, this Sao Paulo, Brazil-based designer has worked on digital magazines in Brazil such as Elle (fashion), Audi Magazine (lifestyle) and Trip (lifestyle). He set up Just in Type with Tony de Marco. Later he started his own foundry, Notdef Type. His typefaces:
- The rounded avant garde typeface Garoa (2011, Just in Type). Codesigned with Tony de Marco.
- The free font Garoa Hacker Clube Bold was published at OFL in 2013. They write: Inspired by the 70s design, specially on Herb Lubalin's work, the typeface Garoa is a rounded mechanical display font without optical compensations, ideal for large bodies.
- In 2013, he created the informal children's book typeface Sapeca, a script full of ligatures and alternates.
- The connected spaghetti-inspired script typeface Pasta Script (2015, Just in Type).
- Sorvettero (2015). Designed with Tony de Marco, Sorvettero is a sans, layered and unicase typeface inspired by some wood signs in Descansapolis, a neighborhood of Campos do Jordao. It won an award at Tipos Latinos 2016.
- Befter Sans (2016). A humanist sans typeface family with flared strokes.
- Suit Sans (2016, Just in Type), Suit Sans STD (2017, Just in Type).
- Tupa (2017, a squarish techno titling sans with interlocking ligatures).
- Couturier (2018, Latinotype). A didone typeface family with several surprises (f and y, for example) and possible applications in fashion mags. Followed in 2019 by Couturier Poster.
- Railroad Text (2018). A custom sans for Eisenbahn beer.
- ND Type One (2019). A sans family.
- Wright (2020). A 48-style art deco sans family with small x-height and wide letters for headline or display use.
- Galadali (2021). A confident flared-terminal serif in six styles.
- Nd Harquied (2021). A 7-style hipster sans with deep ink traps meant as a Halloween font.
- Nd Tupa Nova (2021). An 11-style (+variable) squarish font family with support for both Latin and Cyrillic. In this slightly constructivist genre, one of the best fonts around.
Behance link. Old URL. Creative Market link for Just in Type. [Google]
Novo Typo (was: Atelier van Wageningen)
[Mark van Wageningen]
Mark van Wageningen is a Dutch type designer. Born in 1969, Mark studied graphic design at the Amsterdam Graphic School and at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam before he founded Novo Typo in 2012. Mark lives in Amsterdam. Novo Typo is the type foundry of Atelier van Wageningen.
In January 2015 Mark started the Typewood project. Typewood is a research project about designing, deconstructing, and transforming multicolored digital typefaces into wooden type for letterpress. Ziza, a corresponding project with lead type, followed in 2016. Both projects show the future of multicolored typeface design through the revitalization and deconstruction of typographic traditions. Mark wrote several books about chromatic type design such as the Novo Typo Color Book (2017) and Color and Type (Princeton Architectural Press, 2019).
The display type Stavba (inspired by Rodchenko's constructivist lettering) appeared in 1994 as a part of his presentation for his final examination at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, and was later renamed Ärst. He continues making display types on his own account. He created the fonts Linotype Cerny (1995, caps only), Linotype Laika and Linotype Sjablony (a roughened stencil font) in 1997.
Fontshop and 2Rebels sell his Gagarin family (2000), which include Anna (constructivist and unicase), Boris, Christa, Dmitri (MICR), Eleno, Fjodor, Gregor, Hektor (stencil), Igor, Youri, Leonora (with Nele Reyniers), Magda (with Nele Reyniers), Ossip and Petrov (LED simulation). As he tells it, four Russians, Gustav Klucis, Vladimir Majakovski, Alexander Rodchenko en Gregory Rasputin each had an affair with Anna Gagarin, and out of all that came forth Boris, Christa, Dimitri, Elena, Fjodor, Gregor, Hektor, Igor, Jouri, Kurt, Leonora, Magda, Nina, Ossip, Petrov, Quirina, Rudolf and Sonia.
Atelier Van Wageningen made the curly typeface HC type (2010) for packaging.
Typefaces from 2012 include NT Lucien, NT Plakaty (poster font), NT Theo, the NT Gagarin family, NT Zkumavka (rough stencil based on stencils from the 1920s in Russia; first published in 1995-2002 at Two Rebels), NT Cornelia (wood type caps), NT Novo (with Novo Alla, Bila, Cela, Dada, Enno, Fika, Gigo, Halu (art deco)), Louis Douze and Therese Quatorze, Caren (a soft-edged corporate typeface for a Dutch women's organization, Vrouwen van Nu).
Typefaces from 2013: NT Guru (a layered ornamental type system), Sjiq (with a crazy roofed lower case s), and flower photographic typefaces such as Fall, Lily and Pure. Novo Typo also made several corporate typefaces.
Typefaces from 2014: NT Wolf (layered typeface), NT Yaki (hipster layered font family), NT Fest (a curly inline caps face).
Typefaces from 2015: NT Fata (a layered decorative font family), NT Rashmir (Indic simulation inspired by Sanskrit; styles Amal, Baya and Cyra), Bixa (Bixa Color minisite: a multicolored wood type; winner at TDC 2016 and ProtoType in 2016).
Creative Market link. Behance link. Linotype link. FontShop link. Another Behance link. Klingspor link. [Google]
Or Obed Guerra. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain-based designer of the constructivist typeface Red Cyber Ruin (2015). [Google]
Russian creator (aka A55) at FontStruct in 2009 of Constructivist 1, Index Mono (based on the Russian code grids that was printed on envelopes to standardize the lettering---originally for numbers only), ABC, and Plain Square Mono (+Outline). [Google]
Russian illustrator at Art Lebedev Studio since 2004, who was born in 1969 in Smolensk, Russia. In 2009, he designed Zheldor together with Elena Novoselova at Art Levedev Studio. Zheldor was originally intended for the Railroad movie credits, but was not used for that. Instead, it became a a grungy constructivist font retail font. [Google]
FontStructor who made the constructivist typeface Kalinka (2012). [Google]
Open City Design
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island-based designer of the free rounded retro typeface Narwhal (2018), the expressionist blackletter typeface Krautrock (2018), the free blackletter typeface Scotland (2018) and the free handcrafted typeface Soviet League (2018).
Free typefaces from 2019: Norilsk, Chernobyl (Cyrillic simulation), Kaiser (a rounded blackletter), Campaign, Revolucion (constructivist), Oligarchy, Contraband (a free monoline script), Viking, Myrkvior (rune emulation), Vintage74, Art Nuvo (psychedelic, art nouveau).
Typefaces from 2020: Vanity (a free German expressionist typeface), Nordic Club (a national park typeface), Shogun (a gaspipe font), Contraband (a monolinear font duo), Pariah (a rounded heavy blackletter). Dribble link. Open City Design link. [Google]
Designer of the constructivist typeface Home Remedy (2007). [Google]
In 2015, surrealist illustrator Otto Lerma (Machaca Corp, Monterrey, Mexico) designed the modular circle-based typeface Mex76, which pays tribute to the Olympic Games of 1976. He also created the free communist propaganda font Propaganda Black (2014, Latin and Cyrillic). Other typefaces include Lithium (2016, a neon font), Puro Chile (2015, spurred), Cucha (2015), Clove (2015, Asian style emulation), Bitter (2015), the free font Guapinsky (2015), the free handcrafted typeface Kiddo Soup (2015), La Dominguera (2015, upright rounded script), and Ombligo (2015, rounded decorative sans).
Dafont link. Behance link. [Google]
P22 Type Foundry
Richard Kegler's fun Buffalo-based foundry, which he founded in 1995 together with his wife, Carima El-Behairy. Currently, on staff, we find type designers James Grieshaber and Christina Torre. In 2004, it acquired Lanston Type. P22 has some great unusual, often artsy, fonts.
The fonts are: Industrial Design (an industrial look font based on letters drawn by Joseph Sinel in the 1920s---this font is free!), LTC Jefferson Gothic Obliquie (2005, free), Sinel (free), P22Snowflakes (free in 2003 and P22 Snowflakes (retail) in 2020, finishedd by Richard Kegler and Terry Wüdenbachs), Acropolis Now (1995, a Greek simulation typeface done with Michael Want), P22 Albers (1995; based on alphabets of Josef Albers made between 1920 and 1933 in the Bauhaus mold), Arts and Crafts (based on lettering of Dard Hunter, early 1900s, as it appeared in Roycroft books), Ambient, Aries (2004, based on Goudy's Aries), Arts and Crafts ornaments, Atomica, Bagaglio (Flat, 3D; in the style of Il Futurismo), P22 Basel Roman (2020, Richard Kegler: an update of a 2015 typeface, P22 Basel, based on a garalde font used by Johannes Herbst (aka Ioannes Oporinus) in 1543 to publish Andreas Vesalius' On the Fabric of the Human Body (De humani corporis fabrica) in Basel), Bauhaus (Bauhaus fonts based on the lettering of Herbert Bayer), Bifur (2004, Richard Kegler, after the 1929 original by Cassandre), Blackout, P22 Brass Script Pro (2009, Richard Kegler; based on an incomplete script fond in a booklet from Dornemann&Co. of Magdeburg Germany, ca. 1910 entitled Messingschriften für Handvergoldung; for years, P22 and MyFonts claimed that Michael Clark co-designed this, but Michael does not want any credit, as he did only about 20 letters), Cage (based on handwriting and sketches of the American experimental composer John Cage), P22 Casual Script (2011, Richard Kegler, a digitization of letters by sign painter B. Boley, shown in Sign of the Times Magazine), Cezanne (Paul Cezanne's handwriting, and some imagery; made for the Philadelphia Museum of Art), Child's Play, Child's Play Animals, Child's Play Blocks, Constructivist (Soviet style lettering emulating the work of Rodchenko and Popova), Constructivist extras, Czech Modernist (based on the design work of Czech artist Vojtech Preissig in the 20s and 30s), Daddy-o (Daddy-o Beatsville was done in 1998 with Peter Reiling), Daddy-o junkie, Da Vinci, Destijl (1995, after the Dutch DeStijl movement, 1917-1931, with Piet Mondrian inspired dingbats; weights include Extras, P22 Monet Impressionist (1999), Regular and Tall), Dinosaur, Eaglefeather, Escher (based on the lettering and artwork of M.C. Escher), P22 FLW Exhibition, P22 FLW Terracotta, Folk Art (based on the work of German settlers in Pennsylvania), Il futurismo (after Italian Futurism, 1908-1943), Woodtype (two Tuscan fonts and two dingbats, 2004), P22 Woodcut (1996, Richard Kegler: based on the lettering carved out in wood by German expressionists such as Heckel and Kirchner), Garamouche (2004, +P22 Garamouche Ornaments; all co-designed with James Grieshaber), GD&T, Hieroglyphic, P22 Infestia (1995), Insectile, Kane, Kells (1996, a totally Celtic family, based on the Book of Kells, 9th century; the P22 Kells Round was designed with David Setlik), Koch Signs (astrological, Christian, medieval and runic iconography from Rudolf Koch's The Book of Signs), P22 Koch Nueland (2000), Larkin (2005, Richard Kegler, 1900-style semi-blackletter), London Underground (Edward Johnston's 1916 typeface, produced in an exclusive arrangement with the London Transport Museum; digitized by Kegler in 1997, and extended to 21 styles in 2007 by Paul D. Hunt as P22 Underground Pro, which includes Cyrillic and Greek and hairline weights), Pan-Am, Parrish, Platten (Richard Kegler; revised in 2008 by Colin Kahn as P22 Platten Neu; based on lettering found in German fountain pen practice books from the 1920s), P22 Preissig (and P22 Preissig Calligraphic, 2019), Prehistoric Pals, Petroglyphs, Rodin / Michelangelo, Stanyan Eros (2003, Richard Kegler), Stanyan Autumn (2004, based on a casual hand lettering text created by Anthony Goldschmidt for the deluxe 1969 edition of the book "...and autumn came" by Rod McKuen; typeface by Richard Kegler), Vienna, Vienna Round, Vincent (based on the work of Vincent Van Gogh), Way out West. Now also Art Nouveau Bistro, Art Nouveau Cafe and the beautiful ornamental font Art Nouveau Extras (all three by Christina Torre, 2001), the handwriting family Hopper (Edward, Josephine, Sketches, based on the handwriting styles of quintessential American artist Edward Hopper and his wife, Josephine Nivison Hopper, and was produced in conjunction with the Whitney Museum of American Art), Basala (by Hajime Kawakami), Cusp (by James Grieshaber), P22 Dearest (calligraphic, by Christina Torre and Miranda Roth), Dwiggins (by Richard Kegler), Dyrynk Roman and Italic (2004, Richard Kegler, after work by Czech book artist Karel Dyrynk), Gothic Gothic (by James Grieshaber), La Danse (by Gábor Kóthay;), Mucha (by Christina Torre), Preissig Lino (by Richard Kegler), P22Typewriter (2001, Richard Kegler, a distressed typewriter font), the William Morris set (Morris Troy, Morris Golden, Morris Ornaments, based up the type used by William Morris in his Kelmscott Press; 2002), Art Deco Extras (2002, Richard Kegler, James Grieshaber and Carima El Behairy), Art Deco Display, the Benjamin Franklin revival font Franklin's Caslon (2006), Dada (2006) and the Art Nouveau font Salon (bu Christina Torre).
In 2006, Kegler added Declaration, a font set consisting of a script (after the 1776 declaration of independence), a blackletter, and 56 signatures. Many of the fonts were designed or co-designed by Richard Kegler. International House of Fonts subpage. Lanston subpage (offerings as of 2005: Bodoni Bold, Deepdene, Flash, Fleurons Granjon, Fleurons Garamont, Garamont, Goudy Thirty, Jacobean Initials, Pabst, Spire).
Bio and photo.
In-house fonts made in 2008 include Circled Caps, the Yule family (Regular, Klein Regular, Light Flurries, Heavy, Klein heavy, Heavy Snow, Inline; all have Neuland influences). Kegler / P22 created a 25-set P22 Civilité family in 2009 based on a 1908 publication from Enshedé, the 1978 English translation by Harry Carter, and a 1926 specimen also from Enshedé.
P22 Declaration (Script, Signatures, Blackletter, 2009) is based on the lettering used in the 1776 Declaration of Independence.
At ATypI 2004 in Prague, Richard spoke about Vojtech Preissig. Speaker at ATypI 2010 in Dublin, where he presented Making Faces: Metal Type in the 21st Century about which he writes: This film has the dual aim of documenting the almost-lost skill of creating metal fonts and of capturing the personality and work process of the late Canadian graphic artist Jim Rimmer (1931-2010). P22 type foundry commissioned Mr. Rimmer to create a new type design (Stern) that became the first-ever simultaneous release of a digital font and hand-set metal font in 2008. At ATypI 2011 in Reykjavik, he showed Making Faces.
Typefaces from 2014: LTC Archive Ornaments (Richard Kegler and Miranda Roth).
Typefaces from 2020: Showcard Script (by Terry Wüdenbachs, based on an original of Beaufont at the Hamilton Wood Type Museum, custom designed by the Morgan Sign Machine Company of Chicago).
Typefaces from 2021: P22 Glaser Houdini (a layerable family, after Glaser's Houdini from 1964), P22 Glaser Babyteeth. Kegler writes: In 2019, P22 Type Foundry met with Milton Glaser (1929-2020) to initiate the official digital series of typefaces designed by Glaser in the 1960s and 70s. P22 Glaser Babyteeth is the first family released in the series. Milton Glaser's inspiration for his Babyteeth typeface came from a hand painted advertisement for a tailor he saw in Mexico City. He was inspired by that E drawn as only someone unfimilar with the alphabet could have concieved. So he set about inventing a completelly ledgible alphabet consistant with this model. P22 Glaser Babyteeth was based on original drawings and phototype proofs from the Milton Glaser Studios archives. Over the years there have been many typefaces that borrowed heavily from the Glaser designs, but these are the only official Babyteeth fonts approved by Milton Glaser Studio and the Estate of Milton Glaser. The solid and open versions are designed to overlap for two-color font effects and can even be mixed and matched for multi layer chromatic treatments. In 2021, he published the 3d art deco shadow font P22 Glaser Kitchen which is based on Big Kitchen (1976).
View Richard Kegler's typefaces. View the IHOF / P22 typeface library. [Google]
Creator of the constructivist typeface Russian (2010). [Google]
Pangram Pangram Foundry
Mathieu Desjardins (Pangrampangram) is a senior art director in Montreal, who created the free geometric sans typefaces Charlevoix Bold, and Pier Sans (2015), and the condensed sans typeface Stellar in 2015. However, at Graphicriver, we learn that he is selling Charlevoix Bold (2015), Stellar (2015) and Pier Sans (2015).
In 2016, he designed Supply Mono (which could be used for programming), the (free for personal use) 7-weight geometric sans font family Pangram and the (free for personal use) Fuji Sans.
In 2017, he published Chronos Serif, which is also free for personal use.
In 2018, he designed the grotesque typefaces Formula Condensed, Neue Montreal (together with Sebastien Tremblay; advertized as a great replacement of Helvetica) and Radio Grotesk, the warm and fluid text typeface Woodland, the wide display sans Monument Extended (version 2 appearing in 2020), Casa Stencil and Gosha Sans (influenced by Futura and Russian constructivism; contains Cyrillic as well).
Typefaces from 2019: Hatton (a collaboration with London-based design studio Two Times Elliott, Hatton is a homage to the history of the London diamond trade district, Hatton Garden), Editorial New (a partly free editorial text font family), Neue Machina (inspired by the aesthetics of robotics and machines, this powerful variable opentype typeface family is characterized by monospace/geometric features and deep ink traps; designed by Mathieu Desjardins and Vasjen Katro / Baugasm). It is inspired by the aesthetics of robotics and machines).
Typefaces from 2020: Neue World (an 48-style and variable cut modern serif with roots in vintage display type).
Typefaces from 2021: Pangram Sans V2 (with Valerio Monopoli: 144 styles, and a 3-axis variable font; Pangram Sans was originally published in 2015; followed by Pangram Sans Rounded (2021)), Editorial New Version 2.0.
Graphicriver link. Personal home page. [Google]
The main digital type foundry in Russia. ParaType was established as a font department of ParaGraph International in 1989 in Moscow, Russia. At that time in the Soviet Union, all typeface development was concentrated in a state research institute, Polygraphmash. It had the most complete collection of Cyrillic typefaces, which included revivals of Cyrillic typefaces developed by the Berthold and Lehmann type foundries established at the end of 19th century in St. Petersburg, and artwork from Vadim Lazurski, Galina Bannikova, Nikolay Kudryashov and other masters of type and graphic design of Soviet time. ParaType became the first privately-owned type foundry in many years. A license agreement with Polygraphmash allows ParaType to manufacture and distribute their typefaces. Most of Polygraphmash staff designers soon moved to ParaType. In the beginning of 1998, ParaType was separated from the parent company and inherited typefaces and font software from ParaGraph. The company was directed by Emil Yakupov until February 2014. After Yakupov's death, Irina Petrova took over the reins.
Products include FastFont, a simple TrueType builder, ParaNoise, a builder for PostScript fonts with random contours, FontLab, a universal font editor and ScanFont, a font editor with scanning module. Random, customized fonts. Multilingual fonts including, Latin, Cyrillic, Arabic, Greek, Georgian and Hebrew fonts for Macintosh and Windows.
Catalog. Designers. Alternate URL.
Famous typefaces by Paratype include Academy, Pragmatica, Newton, Courier, Futura, Petersburg, Jakob, Kuenstler 480, ITC Studio Script, ITC Zapf Chancery, Amore CTT (2004, Fridman), Karolla, Inform, Hafiz (Arabic), Kolheti (Georgian), Benzion (Hebrew).
The PT Sans (Open Font Library link), PT Serif and PT Mono families (2009-2012) are free. PT stands for Public Type. Another download site. PT Sans, for example, consists of PTSans-Bold, PTSans-BoldItalic, PTSans-Caption, PTSans-CaptionBold, PTSans-Italic, PTSans-Narrow, PTSans-NarrowBold, PTSans-Regular.
Other free ParaType fonts include Courier Cyrillic, Pushkin (2005, handwriting font), and a complete font set for Cyrillic.
Type designers include Vladimir Yefimov, Tagir Safayev, Lyubov Kuznetsova, Manvel Schmavonyan and Alexander Tarbeev. They give this description of the 370+ library: The Russian constructivist and avant garde movements of the early 20th century inspired many ParaType typefaces, including Rodchenko, Quadrat Grotesk, Ariergard, Unovis, Tauern, Dublon and Stroganov. The ParaType library also includes many excellent book and newspaper typefaces such as Octava, Lazurski, Bannikova, Neva or Petersburg. On the other hand, if you need a pretty typeface to knock your clients dead, meet the ParaType girls: Tatiana, Betina, Hortensia, Irina, Liana, Nataliscript, Nina, Olga and Vesna (also check Zhikharev who is not a girl but still very pretty). ParaType also excels in adding Cyrillic characters to existing Latin typefaces -- if your company is ever going to do business with Eastern Europe, you should make them part of your corporate identity! ParaType created CE and Cyrillic versions of popular typefaces licensed from other foundries, including Bell Gothic, Caslon, English 157, Futura, Original Garamond, Gothic 725, Humanist 531, Kis, Raleigh, and Zapf Elliptical 711.
Finally, ParaType offers a handwriting font service out of its office in Saratoga, CA: 120 dollars a shot.
View the ParaType typeface library. Another view of the ParaType typeface collection. [Google]
Parkinson Type Design
Jim Parkinson's Parkinson Type Design is based in Oakland, CA. This prolific type designer was born in 1941 in Richmond, CA, and lives in Oakland, CA. Originally, a letterer, he went digital in 1990. His Keester and Azuza typefaces won awards at the TDC2 Type Directors Club's Type Design Competition 2002. MyFonts on Jim Parkinson and on his Parkinson Foundry. His impressive output:
- Typefaces at the Parkinson Foundry: Fresno (2001, inline gothic), Hotel (2001, inline caps), Azuza (2001, a Latin serif family designed for newsprint; some italics were based on Dwiggins' Electra), Amboy (2001, inline like for signpainting), Chuck (2004, a display titling face), Richmond (2003, a geometric sans family in the spirit of Dwiggins' Metro, Erbar by Jakob Erbar and the Underground type of Edward Johnston), Modesto (2001, strikingly similar to John Downer's Panatela, even though both admit that this an unbelievable coincidence; Parkinson's copperplate gothic evolved from Parkinson's lettering on the famous Ringling Bros. and Barnum&Bailey Circus logo), Balboa (2001, a 19th century style condensed sans; extended to a wonderful chromatic layering typeface family in 2015 as Balboa Plus), Sutro (2003, a 19-style slab serif family), Wigwag (2003, a display family inspired by the mid-twentieth century Speedball lettering of Ross George and the work of Samuel Welo and Cecil Wade), Amador (2004, blackletter), Cabazon (2005, blackletter), Avebury (2005, blackletter based on types from the Caslon Foundry), and the lovely Benicia (2003, influenced by GoldenType). He writes about Azuza: In the 1990s I drew a text face for the San Francisco Chronicle. It was based on W. A. Dwiggins's Electra and incorporated many features of the Linotype Legibility Series: More compact, with a taller lowercase X-height, etc. That type was called Electric and it was the Chronicle's text face for nearly a decade, surviving several redesigns. From that, I made Azuza, a more detailed and sensitive style.
- At ITC (now Linotype), he designed ITC Bodoni, ITC Bodoni Twelve, ITC Bodoni Seventy Two, ITC Roswell Two, ITC Roswell Four (1998) and ITC Roswell Three (1998).
- His typefaces at Font Bureau include Antique Condensed Two, Buster, Comrade (1998, nice poster font, after the constructivist lettering by Belgian artist Jozef Peeters), El Grande (1991, fat display face), Parkinson (1994), Poster Black (1993), Showcard Gothic (1997), Showcard Moderne.
- At the Agfa Creative Alliance, he published Showcard Moderne, Antique Condensed Two, Bonita, Commerce Gothic (1998), Diablo (1996), Dreamland (1999, retro-futuristic), Fancy Stuff (1999), Generica Condensed (1994, grotesk), Industrial Gothic (1997), Mojo (1996; psychedelic, in the lettering style that was popularized by 1960s San Francisco artists Wes Wilson and Rick Griffin), Pueblo (1998).
- At Adobe, one can find Montara, his striking and psychedelic Mojo, and the gorgeous Jimbo.
- At FontFont, we have the FF Moderne Gothics series [FF Motel Gothic (1996), FF Matinee Gothic (1996), FF Goldengate Gothic (1996)] and FF Catch Words (1996).
- At Chank, he created Keester (2001).
- He designed the 4-weight family Electric for the San Francisco Chronicle (it was close to Dwiggins' Electra), but the Chronicle is no longer using it.
- Parkinson Electra (also based on Dwiggins's type) was published by Linotype in 2010.
- Typefaces from 2012: Meatball (fat lettering-style typeface), Hoosier Daddy (Western font).
- The list of newspapers and magazines using his fonts: Activa, Atlanta Journal, Birkenstock, Boston, Brownsville Herald, The Daily Cardinal, Charlotte Observer, Charleston Post&Courier, Chicago Tribune, The Citizen, Journal of Comm, Cromos, Daily Californian, Dallas Morning News, Rochester D&C, Financial Morgen, Design Magazine, Detroit Free Press, Editor&Publisher, El Graphico, National Enquirer, Entrepreneur, Esquire, SF Examiner, The New Examiner, Fast Company, New Fast Company, Montreal Gazette, Hamilton Spectator, Herman Miller, Ilta=Sanomat, InStyle, Kathemerini, Las Vegas Life, Newsweek.
- Typefaces from 2014: Sutro Deluxe (a layered chromatic wood type emulation font family that extends his 2003 font, Sutro).
- Typefaces from 2017: Sutro Initials (a chromatic layered pair of fonts), Aluminia (a revival of Dwiggins's Electra) designed exclusively for use in Bruce Kennett's book on W.A. Dwiggins.
MyFonts interview. FontShop link. More FontShop material on him. Klingspor link.
View Jim Parkinson's typefaces. [Google]
[XO Type (was: Pretty)]
Graphic designer in Minneapolis, MN. In 2010, he created the heavy squarish typeface Captivating. [Google]
Paula Nazal Selaive
Santiago de Chile-based creator of Selaive (2011, Latinotype), a geometric monoline sans with an extreme hairline weight, a bold, and several curly alternates. She also made the curly swashy script typeface Dulce (2011; Dulce Pro appeared in 2013 at Latinotype). Dulce has slight teardrop terminals.
In 2012, she and Daniel Hernandez created the Bosque family at Latinotype, which comes with six variants, Normal, Wood, Shadow, Wood Shadow, Dingbats and Shadow One. Julieta is a curly swashy thin monoline typeface family. Romeo (Latinotype) is a swashy curly condensed unicase typeface.
In 2013, with Daniel Hernandez, she designed the layered type system Trend, also at Latinotype. See also Trend Rough (2014).
In 2014, together with Daniel Hernandez, she created the upright good-spirited coffee shop script Showcase. It is morally supported by a set of Ornaments and a few Sans and Slab styles.
Revista (2015, Paula Nazal Selaive, Marcelo Quiroz and Daniel Hernandez, at Latinotype) is a typographic system that brings together all the features to undertake any fashion magazine-oriented project. It has Revista Script (connected style), Revista Stencil, Revista Dingbats, Revista Inline and the didone Revista all caps set of typefaces. Revista won an award at Tipos Latinos 2016.
In 2016, she designed the delicate display didone typeface family Camila (Latinotype), for which she was influenced by Coco Chanel.
In 2017, Paula Nazal and Daniel Hernandez co-designed Trenda, a geometric sans family based on the uppercase of Trend. The rounded edge version of Trenda is Boston [corrections and review by Alfonso Garcia and Rodrigo Fuenzalida].
In 2018, Paula Nazal and Daniel Hernandez co-designed the monoline connected script font Save The Date.
Facundo (2020, Paula Nazal Selaive and Daniel Hernandez, at Latinotype) is a 14-style geometric sans family. [Google]
Artistic director who runs Polmo Corp in Paris. Creator of these typefaces: Raja (2016: an exclusive stencil typeface designed for RAJA, a large packaging supplier, and based on the company's logotype), Polmo Corp (Bold Serif, Regular Sans Serif), My Handwriting (Regular, Alternate), Thin Square, Round Square, Black Dog (blackletter), MyPixel, Propaganda (constructivist), Room 314 (lava lamp font), Deco, XTrem (trekkie font), The First One, Circuit.
In 2013, he published La Belle Vie, and the custom typeface Raspoutine.
Behance link. [Google]
Illustrator and graphic designer in Braga, Portugal. FontStructor who made Construthinvism (2010), a thin constructivist face. Behance link. [Google]
Pedro Muñoz Pastor
Spanish creator (b. 1993) of the octagonal/pixel fonts Limh and Limh II (2009, FontStruct), GameOver (2009), GameOver2 (2009), Greek (2009, octagonal Greek simulation face, FontStruct) and 1896 (2009, constructivist). Aka Fodkito, he lives in Córdoba.
Dafont link. Klingspor link. Abstract Fonts link. Open Font Library link. [Google]
Brisbane, Australia and Long Beacg, CA-based designer (b. 1990) who created the heavy techno typeface Geometric Black (2012) which was influenced by old Russian propaganda posters.
Dafont link. Behance link. [Google]
[Open City Design]
Pare Kediri, Indonesia-based designer of Donation (2020: a funky display sans), Moonlight Rotter (2020: script), Go Retro (2020: a dry brush script), Riujin Palluy (2020: a monoline script), Buffalor (2020: a tall all caps font), Ekuador City (script), Buffky 359 (constructivist), The Laron (2020), Chozy Mermaid (2020), Restu (2020), Liquid Bloss (2020), Baby Powder (2020), Buffalor (2020), Pql (2020), Vukuviland (2020), Black Spidol (2020), Buffky359 (2020), Esseintona (2020), Orang Gila (2020), Better Time (2020), Nanci Pinio (2020), Rapunzel Governmen (2020), Amrika Seriket (2020), Baby Dollar (2020: a rounded black sans), Salah Halusinasi (2020: script), Yellow Ganana (2020: script), Kasih Bunda (2020: a monoline script), Tadeliji (2020: a tape font), and Child Emperor (2020: a fat finger font). [Google]
Pier Francesco Martini
Pier Francesco Martini (b. 1984), a graphic designer in Prato / Firenze, Italy, designs and sells typefaces. He created Bahn (2013), a display font inspired by the old Austrian Bahn signs. Free version. With Rafaella Pioto, he made an animated version of Bahn (2014). See also Animography.
In 2013, he published the 4-style headline sans typeface family Alto.
In 2014, he finished Bahn Pro Rough (a constructivist version of Bahn), Pire (a 1930s style grotesk family) and Haus Sans (Bauhaus style sans in six weights).
Hellofont link. [Google]
Pixel Sagas (was: Protoform Project, and Fontshack)
Free original designs, often with a science fiction feel, by Neale Davidson (b. 1971). Does some custom font work. Adventure.
Neale Davidson's typefaces:
- 4E Dings (based on those used in WotC's 4E Dungeons and Dragons game).
- AdventureNormal (1998), AdventureSubtitlesNormal, Alpha Mutation (2012, based on the title logo to the 2011 version of "Gammaworld"), Algol (2013, based on the logo for R Talsorian's "Mekton Zero" role-playing game), Alternity, Amuro (2013, +Condensed: an ocragonal typeface), Anayanka (2013, Cyrillic simulation font), Ancient Thorass (2013), Angel Arms (2012, a shothole font), Anglo Celestial (2014, connect-the-dots typeface), Anglorunic (2011), AngloYsgarth (2014), Angolmois (2013, based on the Hasbro 'Dark Energon' exclusive toy line), Armorhide (2013, sci-fi face), Arneson (2013), Artifact (2011; became Ravenwood), Aurebesh (2013, based on the WEG version of Star Wars Imperial Writing).
- Bantorain (2013, spurred), Barazhad (2014, flourished, runic typeface based on the demonic and occult and necrotic languages from Wizards of the Coast's Dungeons and Dragons game), BattleBeasts (2000), Bayformance (2014), Beastformer (2011, based on the long-ago logo of Hasbro's "Battle Beasts"), Bayformance (2014), Beast Wars (2011, based on the logo of the show of the same name), Betazed (2013, for Star Trek betazoids), Bidan (2013, constructivist), Bienvenu (2011, pixel face), Blitzwing (2013, octagonal family), Blofeld (2013, a distressed font based on the title logo of Exile's cult-classic "Evil Genius"), Bloomingworth (2013), Braddington (2013, art deco), Britannian (2014, runes), Broadmoor (2012, art deco).
- Callie Mae (2013: a rounded organic sans), Cardosan (2013, runic script), Carlton (2012), Celestial, Chapleau (2012, art deco), Chinyen (2005, oriental simulation), Clark (2013), Classic Robot (2011), Coburn (2013: military stencil), Colony Wars (replaced by Gallonigher), Comic Book, Constitution Class Hull, Convoy (2011, based on the logo for "Armada" and "Robots in Disguise"), Counterfire (2014, stencil), Crichton (2013, an avant-garde font based on the title logo from the "Farscape" television series), 2015 Cruiser (2013, based on the police-car lettering used in the move "Back to the Future II"), Crystal Deco (2008, based on the logo for much of the merchandising for "Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull"), CuniformEnglishNormal, Cyberfall (2013, octagonal / mechanical typeface based on the logo of the console game "Fall of Cybertron"), Cybertron Generations (dingbats, now replaced by Transdings), Cybertron Metals, Cybertron OpCode (2014), Coulson (2014, stencil), Cyberverse (2011, futuristic), Cyrodiil (2014).
- Daedra (2012: based on the Elder Scrolls series of games), Dai Atlas (2013, based on the original Transformers logo from Hasbro), DalelandsNormal (a Celtic typeface based on the lettering used in early TSR Dungeons and Dragons products), Datacron (2013: based on the Fall of Cybertron toyline), Davek (2014, based on the dwarven and "under-mountain" runic scripts found in Wizards of the Coast's Dungeons and Dragons fourth edition role-playing game), Decahedron (2012), Destronic Graffiti (2013), Dethek Stone (2011, runes), DiamondFantasyNormal, Dinobots (based on the Dinobots logo from Hasbro's Beast Machines line), Dodecahedron (2012), Downlink (2013, techno), Dragonmaster, Droid (2015), Dunkin and Dunkin Sans (2012, based on the rounded fat letters of the Dunkin Donuts logo), Dovahkiin (2013), dPoly (2013, polyhedra and game dingbats), Duodecahedron (2012), Dwemer (2013), Dynotherm (2013, a heavy octagonal face).
- Eladrin (2011, based on the third edition version of the Elven font used in Dungeons and Dragons), Electrorocket (2012, art deco), Elminster, Emotion Engine (2012, based on the Playstation 2 logo from Sony), Empanada (2013), Emulator (based on the old Nintendo game font), Energon (2011), Equestria (2012: based on the My Little Pony Line), Erte (2013), Espruar (2011, based on the Elvish script found within TSR's "2nd Edition: Dungeons and Dragons" Forgotten Realms Elvish script), Eurocorp (2012, based on the logo and menus within the classic "Syndicate Wars" game from Bullfrog Entertainment), Exodite Distressed (2013, a custom design for LPJ's "Neo-Exodus" Pathfinder campaign world), Explorien (2014), Eyvindr (2014, rune simulation font).
- Falmer (2013), Fhokki (2014), Flipbash (2012, an octagonal typeface that is based on the logo of Hasbro's Bot Shots), Flynn (2011, futuristic stencil face), Fontana (2011, techno-futuristic), Fractyl (2013, used for the Predacons' speaking bubbles in the BotCon "Ground Zero" comic in 1997), Furmanite (2011).
- Gaiking (2012: Based on the logo of Mattel's Giant Robot toyline, Shogun Warriors), Galaxy Force (2011, based on Hasbro's Transformers: Cybertron logo), Gallonigher (was Colony Wars), Gamedings, Gargish (2013), Gargoyles, Garriott (2013, runic), Geddes (2011, art deco sans related to Futura), Gemcut (2013), Generation Two, GIColton (2014), GiediAncientAutobot (2014), GiediDecepticonGraffiti, GiediGoldenDisk, GiediMaximal, GiediPredacon, Gin Rai (2011, based on the logo of Hasbro's latter-era "Generation One" Transformers series), Gold Box (2012, a pixel typeface based on the in-game lettering from the classic SSI "Gold Box" game collection, featuring Dungeons and Dragons: Pool of Radiance, Curse of the Azure Bonds, and so on), Gosub (2011, a pixel typeface similar to the on-screen lettering of the Timex Sinclair), Gotham Nights (2011, based on the lettering used in "Batman: The Animated Series"), Green Martian (2013), Gutcruncher (2011, based on the logo from the famous Blood Bowl game), Graalen (2013: an alien-glyph typeface based on the Andorian writing found in Last Unicorn Games' Among the Clans supplement for their Star Trek: Roleplaying Game).
- Harker (2013), Harpers (runes), Hauser (octagonal, futuristic; Former "Action Force", based on the logo of GI Joe), Hellpoint (2013, based on some of the plate markings founds in IDW's "Transformers" comic series), Hetfield (2013: a spurred typeface), Hexahedron (2012: dice), Hexahedron Rounded (2013), Hyperspace (2012, thin monoline octagonal, based on the original Atari vector font from Battlezone, and on Asteroids).
- Imaki (2011, futuristic; was Cybertron Metals; based on the logo of the Japanese Beast Wars Metals series), Indiana (2012, from the titling for the Indiana Jones movies and comics), Instruction (2012, monospaced and monoline caps typeface for engineering applications), Interceptor (2014, sci-fi), Invaders (2012, based on posters for the 1960s movie), Iokharik (2014, a Mandarin-stylized runic typeface based on the language described in Wizards of the Coast's Dungeons and Dragons), Iori (2013, octagonal stencil family).
- Jedi (2012: Star Wars logo font), JediHollowNormal, JediSolidNormal, Jefferies (former Constitution Class Hull, based on the original Star Trek Enterprise lettering), Jhiaxus (2011, based on the logo of "Transformers: Generation Two"), Joystick (2011, based on the lettering used from Sears' Tele-Games cartridges), Jumpman (2012, based on the logo of the original Donkey Kong game from Nintendo).
- Kanno (a geometric sans formerly called Sharon Apple), Kargi (2014), Kentaurus (2013, Greek simulation typeface; he writes: This 'microgramma-like' font is based on the "Kentaurus" writing found within Franz Joseph's "Star Trek: Technical Manual"), Ketchum (2011, a comic book typeface based on the logo of the popular Pokemon franchise), Kehdrai (2014), Kreon (2011, a round techno typeface based on the logo of Hasbro's Kre-O line).
- LaBoeuf (2011, techno: based on Indiana Jones subtitles), Laser Rod (2011, based on the Transformers line), Lassiter (2012, a spurred Western typeface), Lorre (art deco).
- Mage Script (2013), Majel (2013, an avant-garde typeface), Majoram (2012, a hairline avant garde typeface), Majoram Serif (2012), Manga (2011, oriental simulation), Mara's Eye (2013, based on the lettering used on Disneyland's Indiana Jones "Forbidden Eye" ride), Marston (2013, on the title logos of numerous Spaghetti westerns), Masterforce, MasterforceHollow, MasterforceSolid, MaximalBeasts, Maximus, Mechalock (2013, based on the "Combiners" subline logo from Hasbro's "Robots in Disguise" Transformers series), Mech Tech (2013, based on Hasbro's "Transformers: Dark of the Moon's" toys' "Mech Tech" logo), Medabots (based on the Hasbro toy line), Megatron (2011, based on the logo of the live-action Transformers movies), Microgramma Extended (later replaced by Probert), Minerva (2012: based on the logos used for Shout's releases of Transformers: Headmasters, Masterforce, and Victory), Mission GT-R (2013, based on Takara's "Transformers: GT-R"), Mode X (2012, based on lettering from classic "Mode X" games of the early 1990s), Modern Cybertronic (2013: an alien-dings font based on Jim Sorenson's "Ancient Autobot" script), Modern Destronic (2013: based on Jim Sorensen's "Ancient Decepticon" script), Modern Iaconic (2014: based on the 'runic' letting found in Transformers: Legacy), Mons Olympia (2014, sci-fi), Montalban (2011, based on the title credits of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan), Moria (runes), Morse Tech, MysticEtchingsNormal.
- Nakadai (2011, a unicase techno font based on Hasbro's Transformers: Prime figures), Neo Gen (2011, based on the logo for the SD Gundam series of games), Neostar (2012, sci-fi), Neverwinter (2011, based on the logo of the popular "Neverwinter Nights" computer game from Bioware) (see also here), Night Warrior, Nippon Tech (faux oriental), Nite Club (2011, dot matrix), Nyctographic (2014).
- Octohedron (2012), Okuda (formerly Okudagrams; based on the LCARS characters from Star Trek: The Next Generation), Omnicron, Ophidian, Optic (2011), Optimus (2011, based on the original Transformers logo from Hasbro), Orion (2012, a techno-style font based on the "Robots in Disguise" logo from Hasbro's 2012 Transformers toyline), Overseer (2011).
- Pacmania (2013), Palisoc (2013), Pcap Terminal (2014, sci-fi face), Phoenixians (2012: based on the logo of Centuri's Phoenix arcade game), Pixel Cowboy (2015), Pixel Musketeer (2013, based on Sony's Wild Arms and Wild Arms 2 games for the Playstation), Pixel Azure Bonds (2015), Pixel Combat (2015), Pixel NES (2013: based on screen fonts of Colecovision, Timex Sinclar, Nintendo, SimTech's ModeX VGA, Tandy Color), Planewalker (formerly called Magic Cards. Based on the text used in older Magic: The Gathering cards), PlanewalkerDings (2014), Plavsky (2013), Pokemon, Politik (2014, constructivist), Powerpuff (based on the logo of "The Powerpuff Girls" from Cartoon Network), PredaconBeasts, Probert (replaces Microgramma Extended), Protoculture (2012, based on the franchise logo of Robotech).
- Qijomi (2013), Quintanar (2011), Quantum (2013: based on the title credits of the James Bond movie "Quantum of Solace").
- Rapier Zero (2013), Ravenwood (2011), Razorclaw (2013: based on the logo of the Beast Hunters Transformers line), Reanaarian (2014), Reconstruct (2013), Red World (2014), Regen (2012: a science-fiction font based on the logo used on the cover of the Transformers: Regeneration One comics), Rellanic (2014), Renegade (2013, techno stencil, based on FASA's "Renegade Legions" gaming line), Resavy (2012, a Broadway style art deco beauty), Rio Oro (2012, a Far West Tuscan marquee font), Robot Masters (now called Takara), Roddenberry (2011, based on the StarTrek logo), Roughknight (formerly Materia Arms. Based on the Wild Arms 5 video game logo---it simulates wood type and is Western in concept), RubCaps (2013), RunicEnglishNormal.
- SandsofFireNormal, Schnaubelt (2011, rounded technical caps face), Semphari (2014), SharpAvienne (2014), Sierra Madre (2012: an avant-garde typeface based on the Sierra Madre casino's logo from Fallout: New Vegas: Dead Money), Silverball Oblique (2012, LED font), Simple Runes, Sinescript (2013), SkeksisNormal, Skir, Sorenson (2013, a stencil typeface), StarburstPips (2014), StarcraftNormal, Starfleet (2004), Stark (2012: based on the title logo of the Iron Man and Iron Man 2 movies), Steamcog Caps (2013), Steampuff (2012), Steamwreck (2012), Steiner (2014), Sternbach (2011), Straczynski (2011, based on the opening credits for the classic television series "Babylon 5"), Strongarm (2014, based on the title logo of Hasbro's Transformers: Robots in Disguise (2015) line), Suchet (2013: a nice art deco typeface inspired by the material of BBC Production's legendary "Poirot" series starring David Suchet), Symtext (2012, a faux 5x5 bitmap font based on the lettering used in early VGA games, such as Syndicate).
- Taibaijan (faux Arabic), Takara (former Robot Masters; based on the "Robot Masters" logo from Takara's Transformers), Tandysoft (2011, based on the old typeface of the MC-10 computer), Tellarite (2013: based on the canonical glyphs of the "Tellarite" language from Paramount's Star Trek franchise), Tetrahedron (2012), Thorass (runes), Thundara (the old name was Thundercats), Tirolese (2013, an alien glyph font), Tonopah (2012, western font), Toril (2011), Transdings (replaces Cybertron Generations: based on Transformers logos from Hasbro), Transformers, TransformersHollowNormal, TransformersSolidNormal, Transmaidens, Transmetals (based on Hasbro Inc's, "Beast Wars: Transmetals" logo), Trek Arrowheads (2013), Trek Arrowcaps (2013), Tsa Script (2011, based on logos used within TSR's classic "Dragon Magazine"), Turok (2011, based on the logo of the "Turok" video game), Turtles (2011, based on the popular classic "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" logo; for an extension, see Dieter Steffmann's Turtles), Twobit (2013, LCD font).
- Vector Sigma (2011, based on the secondary "Beast Machines" logo), Vecna (2014), Videopac (2013, a stencil typeface based on a Philips gamme from the 1970s), Virtucorp (2014), Visionaries, Visitor Script (2013), Volkoff (2013, a Russian style tencil face).
- Warlords (2011, based on the logo of the game series), Whitestone (2014, octagonal), Whittle (2013, octagonal), Winslett (2012, Far West face), Wreckers (2013, octagonal).
- XBall (2013, loosely based on several title logos from Electronic Arts's (EA's) sports gaming titles).
- YsgarthEnglishNormal (2011, almost blackletter).
- Zarathos (2012, based on the titles for the Ghost Rider movie series), Zebulon (2013, sci-fi typeface based on the title logo of TSR's classic "Star Frontiers" game series), Zentran (2013, based on the Zentraedi glyphs found in Harmony Gold's "Robotech" franchise).
- Typefaces from 2014: Rebellion, Politik (squarish).
- Typefaces from 2015: Diner Bold, RPM, Pixel Calculon, Pixel Intv, Pixel Digivolve (based loosely on the title logo from the classic Digimon), Mechfire (military stencil and octagonal styles), Aurabesh Cantina (Star Wars font), Huggy Bear, Sigma Five, dPoly Block Dice, dPoly Imperial, dPoly Steampips (steampunk genre), Pixel Gosub, Pixel Symtext, Strongarm (circled glyphs), Chromia, Pixel Countdown, Pixel Tactical, Pixel Azure Bonds, Pixel Combat, Pixel Cowboy, IDroid.
- Typefaces from 2016: Hastings (art deco), Timepiece, Norfolk (octagonal; based on US Navy ship lettering), Nuffle (slab serif), Nuffle Dice, Outland (octagonal), Subspace (based on the early logo for CBS/Paramount's 2017 Star Trek television series), Spellweaver Nodes (a simple runic connect-the-dots font based on Dragon Magazine's fantasy hieroglyphics), Gobotronic (based on a design from Jim Sorenson, Gobotronic is a symbolic interpretation of the language of Hanna-Barbera's own take on robots in disguise), Kaplah (angular sans), Brainstorm, Manhattan Tower, Persis, Exostencil, Phelps (based on the Mission Impossible series), Inquisitor (insipired by the Dark Heresy sub-titles from Fantasy Flight Games), Steamwheel (steampunk style), Horizon, Thirty-Seven (art deco), Draconis (loosely on the title logos of Wizards of the Coast's Dungeons and Dragons: Fifth Edition game line).
Dafont link. See also here and here, here, and here. Klingspor link. Abstract Fonts link. Devian Tart link. Fontspace link. [Google]
A small very selective but interesting archive. It has SPADORE by Sebastian Boschert (1998, a Novella lookalike), PS Bluegum Forest by Tris Nguyen for Postsadness, 1998: better than Burton's Nightmare, and very close to Solotype's Glorietta), Mayonaise by ¡eM pleH (1998), InfiniteDingbats by Shaun Kardinal (1998), SantasSleigh (a Novella lookalike), and Mayonaise (1998) and Mayo (1998) by ¡eM pleH (1998). Smashing Pumpkins fonts are archived here as well: pick up Graceful Swans by Shaun Kardinal, based on Constructivist from P22, Bank Gothic, BatmanForever, Intimacy, Graphis, LatinExtraCondensed, ElectraCondensed (a Font Bureau Romeo Medium Condensed lookalike also known as FZ Basic---of course, Electra itself is Winkow's original on which Romeo was based), Tonite (Cochin Italic lookalike), Infinit Dingbats (1998) and VI University. [Google]
FontStructor who created the constructivist typeface In For The Kill Badass (2012). [Google]
Born in Edmonton in 1957, David Vereschagin set up Quadrat Communications in Toronto (Quadrat Communications, 18 Grenville Street, Suite 1501, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4Y 3B3). A graphic designer by profession, he has made a number of carefully crafted font families such as Spike, Ratcaps (free keycaps sample font available), MyAuntCelia, Farquharson, Clear Prairie Ornaments (1992), Clear Prairie Dawn. A free copy of Farquhason is here.
At MyFonts, one can buy Clear Prairie Dawn (Optima-like), Clear Prairie Ornaments, Farquharson (like wood type), My Aunt Celia, Ratcaps, Ratkeys, Spike, Toronto Subway (2004: based on the (art deco sans) lettering originally used for station identification and signage in the Toronto subway system, which first opened to the public in 1954. Developed from rubbings of the lettering on station walls and photographs of painted signage.) In 2008, he designed the cool constructivist poster family Kubrick, about the same time as Iconian Fonts' Kubrick family---I hope that they can settle the naming fight amicably. Behance link. [Google]
Sofia, Bulgaria-based designer of these Latin / Cyrillic typefaces in 2015: ADEC (influenced by DIN and constructivism), Declare, Attorney Bold (slab serif), Sense (sans). [Google]
Ramón Delgado Ramírez
Designer (b. 1991) of Metropolana (2011) who lives in Tampico, Mexico. This ultra-condensed font was modeled after the 1926 movie Metropolis. He also made a typeface after the Canon logo, called Canon (2011). Roja (2011) is pure constructivism. Nuevo Vago (2011) is hand-printed.
Dafont link. Autoportrait. Calls himself Pepe Legba. [Google]
[VZ Type (was: Vasgaz Creative)]
During his studies at the Yoobee School of Design (Auckland, New Zealand), Rangi Christie created Ironbank (2013, a constrivtivist typeface). Behance link. [Google]
Creator of the great constructivist totally square typeface Skware (2011), and of the squarish Blawk (2011). All his typefaces were made with FontStruct. [Google]
Dustin Lee (RetroSupply Co, Portland, OR, and before that, Palo Alto, CA) sells RetroType, an add-on for Illustrator to make text appear retro. He made the handcrafted poster fonts Roaster (2015) and Wild Fire (2015), the bold octagonal typeface Authority (2015, in standard, rounded and distressed sub-styles; inspired by public transport typefaces from the 1970s; with Scott Fuller), the monoline connected script typeface Palm Canyon Drive (2015: inspired by California in the 1940s and 1950s), the cartoon font Nincompoop (2015; we find this note: Nincompoop was designed by award-winning illustrator, designer, teacher and author Von Glitschka. Until now, this font was part of Von's personal collection of resources. Now you can have this hand crafted typeface for your personal arsenal), the multiline logo font family Solid 70 (2015), and the semi-blackletter typeface Unlucky (2015).
Typefaces from 2016: Night Hawk (art deco), Over Easy (art deco), Leutner (multilined: the text is unclear whether Dustin designed this himself, or whether Aaron Sechrest is the designer), Transistor (super-condensed, retro), Komrade (a layered constructivist font), Firebox (a western typeface co-designed with Scott Fuller).
Typefaces from 2017: Blockprint, Machine Shop.
Typefaces from 2021: Lovestruck (psychedelic).
Behance link. Creative Market link for Dustin Lee. [Google]
Richard Diaz Granados
[Stereo Type Haus]
[P22 Type Foundry]
München-based designer of the monospaced thin avant garde typeface ABC2 (2014) and the squarish almost constructivist Pinguin (2017). Behance link. Tumblr link. [Google]
Indonesian designer in Bogor, b. 1983. Creator of the squarish caps typeface Budaya (2012), the angular Banzai (2012), the angular caps typeface Beungeut Sia (2012) and the constructivist Marshal Risk (2012). [Google]
For a school project at FBAUP, Porto and/or Braga, Portugal-based Rita Fonseca created the modular typefaces Wild West (2015, Western font) and Quarta Feira (2015, pixelish style). Both fonts were made with FontStruct. In 2018, she designed the constructivist typeface Naum Gabo. [Google]
Graphic designer in Plymouth, UK, where he studies at Plymouth University. He created the constructivist typeface Bukuju RW (2011), which was influenced by the Imperial Villa in Katsura, Japan.
Behance link. Dafont link. [Google]
[Temporary State (was: Abstrkt)]
[Sed4 Type Foundry (or: Sed4tives)]
Rubén Valero Guerrero
Granada, Spain-based designer of the constructivist typeface Bolchevique (2015). [Google]
Rupert Bruce Barclay Harvey
During his studies in Norwich, UK, Rupert Bruce Barclay Harvey designed the modular typeface Hamish (2016), which is named after Hamish Muir. He also designed the rounded monoline sans typeface Diamond (2017) and the constructivist typeface Crease (2017). Behance link. [Google]
The Russian constructivists of the 1920s and 1930s include Alexander Rodchenko, Varvara Stepanova, Vladimir and George Stenberg and Gustav Klutsis. Their lettering is always geometrical. A typical Cyrillic family of typefaces was recreated by Tagir Safayev at ParaType in 1996-2002, called PT Rodchenko. [Google]
Misha Panfilov (Russian Fonts, St. Petersburg, Russia) created the free Cyrillic simulation Latin/Cyrillic font Tsarevich (2014). Later in 2014, he published Pribambas (free poster font), Shadow (a strong sans), Galaktika (a rounded sci-fi typeface), the free hand-drawn typeface Beryozki (Latin & Cyrillic) and the free poster typeface Fantazyor.
In 2016, he designed the Latin / Cyrillic display typeface Ogonyok, the Latin / Cyrillic typeface Gora (+Stencil) and the free constructivist / art nouveau / pre-Petrine Latin / Cyrillic typeface Dobrozrachniy (with Aleksander Moskovskin).
Typefaces from 2017: RF Rostin (monospaced, ideal for programming), RF Rufo (condensed sans), Krabuler (a fun free children's book or comic book font; free; by Cyril Mikhailov and Misha Panfilov), RF Barbariska (handcrafted and friendly).
Typefaces from 2018: RF Tone (a geometric sans with short descenders), RF Dewi.
Typefaces from 2019: RF Takt (a geometric sans).
Behance link. Home page. Creative Market link. Behance link for Russian Fonts. [Google]
Los Angeles-based designer of Pliny (2018), a typeface that is based on the beer label for Pliny the Elder from Russian River Brewing. He also designed the octagonal mechanical typeface Mascot (2018) and the experimental Mash (2018).
In 2019, he published East Bay (garffiti-inspired, constructivist), Lightning, Lost Boy, Horror, Roar, Group Therapy, Uncle Fuzz, Feeding The Streets and Old Horror Movie Style Font. [Google]
Birmingham, UK-based designer of the constructivist typeface New Russia (2013). [Google]
Bedworth, UK-based designer who studied at Leeds Metropolitan. Behance link. He created the constructivist typeface Bunkier Sztuki (2010). [Google]
Saizi van Gogh
Saizi van Gogh (Media Dreams, Rostock, Germany) created the display typeface DA Law, the eerie typeface C-Town, the constructivist Keine Freunde, and the fat mechanical typeface Drastic in 2014. Behance link. [Google]
At the Académie royale des beaux arts de Bruxelles, Salma Bens designed a constructivist typeface (2012). [Google]
Designer of the multiline labyrinth-look typefaces Maze, Maze Black, Maze Illegible and Maze Fat (2008, FontStruct) and of the strange Leberkase (2008, FontStruct). Add to that list Myrdle and Myrdle Condensed, constructivist typefaces. [Google]
S&C Type Paris (was: La Goupil Paris)
Julien Saurin (b. 1986) and Louis-Emmanuel Blanc (b. 1986) are two experienced graffiti artists who created the foundry "La Goupil Paris" in Paris in 2007. They were joined by Fanny Coulez. In 2017, Fanny Coulez and Julien Saurin set up S&C Type Paris and moved their successful collection of fonts there.
Graffiti fonts: Ruelles (2009), Vandalism Alternate (2008). The original Vandalism (2007, co-designed by Saurin and Blanc) was free at Dafont. The scratchy Carving (2010) is commercial, however.
In 2011, Saurin made the pure geometric art deco face Haussmann.
With Angela Bolliger, Julien Saurin published the classic avant-gardist hand-drawn typeface Paris (2012, La Goupil). It comes with art nouveau ornaments called Paris Serif Ornaments.
Typefaces from 2012: Paper Cute (a paper cut face), Adrenaline (hand-printed), Montmartre (a soft hand-printed typeface family, now retired from the line-up).
Typefaces by Julien Saurin in 2013: The Serif Hand (with Fanny Coulez), The Hand (a hand-printed caps typeface done with Fanny Coulez), Naive (a curly hand-printed serif typeface done with Fanny Coulez), Insolente (a connected script done with Fanny Coulez), Neo Phoenician (a straight-edged rune simulation font done with Fanny Coulez).
Typefaces from 2014: Pontiac Inline (by Fanny Coulez and Julien Saurin---a classy almost art deco inline caps font with layering and shadow and other effects).
Typefaces from 2015: Pontiac (with Fanny Coulez), Insolente (by Julien Saurin and Fanny Coulez), Carving (scratchy hand).
Typefaces from 2016: Naive Deco Sans, Naive Line Sans. A great all caps handcrafted sans serif font designed by Fanny Coulez and Julien Saurin.
Typefaces from 2017: Majorelle (signage script).
Typefaces from 2018: Papercute Inline (with Fanny Coulez), Colette (an inky script).
Creative Market link. Fontspring link. MyFonts link. Klingspor link. Behance link for S&C Type Paris. Creative Market link for S&C Type Paris. [Google]
Scott Beaty is a Toronto-based writer and graphic designer. Creator of Wolfkitten Grotesk (2013), which was inspired by the roughhewn letterforms found on constructivist poster art of the early 20th century.. [Google]
Scott Byrne Design is located in Prince Edward Island, Canada. He sells these typefaces: Badger (2015), Chatter Hat (2015, vintage poster typeface).
Earlier, over at FontStruct under the alias Zarvon, he made the octagonal typefaces Raven Sans, Raven Bold and Raven Slab, the slab typeface Berthald (inspired by Berthold City), the pixel typeface Sciptal Pixel, the squarish typeface Quizzical Pitch (2011), the constructivist Ascention (+Pixel), Neoletter (2011, tattoo face), and the round squarish typeface The Great Mutato, all done in 2011.
Dafont link. FontStruct link. Creative Market link. [Google]
[1919 Type Foundry]
Scriptorium (Ragnarok Press, Fontcraft)
[David Fleming Nalle]
Dave Nalle was born in Beirut in 1959, but lives and works in Texas. He is currently in Manor, TX. From his wiki page: Dave Nalle is a political writer, game author and font designer who was active in the early history of the development of the internet. He is Chairman of the Republican Liberty Caucus, a group that promotes libertarianism within the Republican Party and is Senior Politics Editor at Blogcritics online magazine and is the CEO of Scriptorium Fonts. A creative and prolific designer, he has made hundreds of beautiful (often historic) fonts. His outfit, Scriptorium (based near Austin, TX, est. 1989), also does custom font and logo design. At some points, Scriptorium was also known as Ragnarok Press and Fontcraft. It specializes in artsy and ancient typefaces. Some subset of the fonts is made by Michael Scarpitti. Free font demos.
Images of his best selling fonts. Special subpages:
Some selected fonts: Finchley (psychedelic), Captain Kidd (2012, an original font design based on the title lettering from the classic pirate movie starring Charles Laughton), Aerobrush (2011), Fondry Ornament (2009), Atkinson Egyptian (2008, after the lettering of Frank Atkinson), Verne (2008: remade in 2020 into Covid19), Goldwork (almost blackletter), BigBlok (2010), LetterpressGothic (2010), Plymouth (2010, in the style of Cooper Bold), Broadley (2008, an architecturally inspired script based on lettering by British architect and designer C.F.A. Voysey), Locksley (2004, medieval lettering), Tuscarora (curly lettering), Fiorenza (Renaissance calligraphy), Hesperides (old colonial calligraphic script), Angelus (beautifully printed monospaced script), Esperanza (1996, connected medieval handwriting), Ithuriel (2002), Alleghieri (2002), Hamilton (2002), Spiral Initials, Zothique (great font, based on hand lettering from a map of Clark Ashton Smith's fantasy world of Zothique), Reynard (semi-Celtic), Daresiel (elegant script), Caliph (1992, Arabic simulation), Bassackwards, Rosalinde (1999, handwriting), Arakne (2000, connected handwriting), Falconis (by Michael Scarpitti), Asrafel (semi-Celtic), Swithin (2004), Tyrfing (Art Nouveau/Fraktur, 1999), Waldeck (2008, blackletter), Woburn Initials, Stampwork, Draughtwork, Roughwork (a codex font derived from Nalle's own True Golden which is based on a=n earlier typeface by arts and crafts master William Morris), Melusine (gothic calligraphy), Corbei (uncial), Niederwald (hand lettering), Gjallarhorn (great uncial), Gaiseric (early medieval uncial), Taranis (1987, an uncial first drawn as a font for the cover of the old Ysgarth roleplaying system), De Bellis (roman era, by Michael Scarpitti), Engravers Gothic, Monimental Initials, Sanhedrin (Enemy of the State font), Vespasiano (roman capitals, by Michael Scarpitti), Bilitis, Hendrix (2002), Collins OE (old English), Samedi, Praitor, Evadare (1993, based on a character set which was hand calligraphed by Rudolf Koch), Koch Fantasie (1993), Black Cow (1998). Zothique, Ruritania, Mariner (2004, based on hand lettering originally done by Willy Pogany), Trinculo (a swinging cursive font), Texas Star (2002), Octavian (antique demi-serif font), Ruffian (antique type font), Ascelon (thin sans serif font), Munich (title lettering from Munchner Jugend magazine), Necromantic (bizarre bold titling font), Titania (romantic decorative lettering font), Oberon (bold romantic font), Knotwork, Guede (1993), Pullman, Purcell (Victorian circus poster style font), Allegheny, Carmilla, Malagua (1999-2013), Ardenwood, Platthand, Buccaneer, Cochin Archaic (2010), Boswell (1994), Guilford (based on lettering by artist and calligrapher Eric Sloane), Death Ray (2012, constructivist), Alecto (futuristic), Candlemas (2003), Bridgeport (2003, based on lettering by artist and calligrapher Eric Sloane), Medieval Tiles (2003), Linthicum (2003), Draughtwork (2003), Yngling (Fraktur, 2003), Rheingold (elaborate Fraktur: Music Hall Text elsewhere; see also Teuton Text, Cincinnati Type Foundry, 1877), Kidd (2003), Belgravia (2004), Peck Shields (2004), Scrawlies (2000, handcrafted), Albrecht Durer Gothic (2004), Orpheus (2004), InduXtrial (2004, a grunge face), Yoshitoshi (2003), Veronique (2004), Veneto (2006), Vidilex (1993, monospaced), Abelarde (2006), John Speed (1993: a mapmaker font), Furbelow (2006), Estoril (2006), Tangle, Aventine (sans), Texas Star (2002), Groningen (Bauhaus design), Nevins Hand, Scrapple (2011, Victorian, ornamental), Leodegar (2011, based on samples of 7th century Frankish hand lettering), Candlemass (2012).
- Three free fonts: Onuava (a mini-serifed hybrid fixed-width font), Divona (sans), Sirona (based on Lombardic calligraphy).
- Lombardic: Aneirin, Benevento (8th century Lombardic), Cymbeline, Fabliaux, Formidable, Locksley.
- Decorative initials such as the 20th century sign lettering initials set Pencraft Initials (2009), New Saxon Initials (2016, based on work by F.G. Delamotte), Delamotte Initials One (2016), Delamotte Initials Two (2016), Holly Initials (2010, based on Real PenWork (1880s, Knowles and Maxim), Vyones (2010), Vergennes (2001), Cascade (2009), Bergling (2010; based on initials by John M. Bergling).
- Steampunk typefaces: Clockwork, Gearhead, Gears, Verne, Draughtwork, Belgravia, Boetia, Blackthorn, Linthicum, Good-fellow, Necromantic, Mephisto.
- Wild West fonts: Academy, Alcalde, Atkinson Boomtown (2009, after the lettering of Frank Atkinson), Atkinson Eccentric (2009), BigIron, Cibola, Del Norte, Lachesis, Perdido, Plowright, Primer, Riudoso, Niederwald, San Lorenzo (2011, with a Mexican and Tuscan look), Stonehouse, Manquo, Rochambeau, Purcell, Vaquero.
- Arabic simulation fonts: Samaritan is based on the poster lettering of Alphons Mucha from his poster for the play La Samaritan. Serendib and Waziri are based on the hand lettering of René Bull from his edition of the Arabian Nights. Caliph (1993) is derived from Ernst Schneidler's classic Legende font, with variant characters based on his original lettering. Also: Satampra, Jerash, Samarkand, Isfahan.
- Celtic fonts: the fonts include Constance, Durrow (1993, traditional rendering of Insular Minuscule calligraphy), Malvern, Glendower (based on the most common lettering in the Book of Kells), Knotwork (caps based on Celtic knots), Alba Text (modernized text font based on Celtic uncial lettering), Lindisfarne (based on a square uncial style), Stonecross (1997, derived from Celtic cross and gravestone inscriptions), Celtic Spirals (dingbats), Celtic Borders font (lets you combine key strokes to form decorative borders; many frames and borders are original Celtic designs by Arts&Crafts period artists like Evelyn Paul and Louis Rhead), Spiral Initials, Brigida (based on Rudolph Koch's interpretation of a squared uncial), Macteris Uncial, Coverack (heavy non-traditional uncial), Dahaut (modernized uncial), Dunsany, Glendower, Morgow (1999, spiral uncial), Teyrnon (elaborate spurred uncial), Padstow (heavy uncial), Vafthrudnir (2011, uncial), Sualtim and Columba (decorative initials based on characters found in the Book of Kells), Albemarle (2001).
- Oriental simulation fonts: Yoshitoshi (2003, based on the 1900-style writing by Yoshi Toshi.
- Gothic fonts, including Alt Gothic, Koch Gothic, Barnabas (2011), Sternhagen (2014), Montgisard (2010, roman capitals with blackletter lower case), Serenissima, Gelderland, Alcuin, Monumental, Goldwork, Waldeck, Roncesvalles, Montressor (2010, ornamental blackletter capitals), T4C Beaulieux (1998, a free copy here), Bastarda (2011), Burgundian, Cadeaulx, Collins Old English, Courtrai, Descant, Ereshkigal, Faustus, Franconian (1993, a Schwabacher), Froissart (2000), Ghost Gothic, Katisha, Koch Gothic, Ligeia, Magdeburg, Magdelena, Melusine, Pyle Gothic, Rheingold, Sanctum, Stuttgart Gothic (2010), Textura, Theodoric, Yngling (2002).
- German expressionist: Dromon.
- Renaissance fonts: Monumental Gothic, Caswallon (a Caslon family), humanist cursive (Palmieri, Castiglione and Hanes Italic), quirky Italian cursives (Fiorenza and Alleghieri), a Roman style hand-lettered font (Rudolfo and Rudolfo Swash), a Trajan-style Roman lettering (Hadrianus), a classic flourished cursive (Trinculo) and a set of floral intials from the Quattrocento (Fraticelli).
- Modern poster fonts: Ascelon, Bilitis, Cosmic Dude, Dromon, Ducatus Rough, Eglantine (after Central Type Foundry's Quaint Roman), Ekberg (2002, based on Samuel Welo's posters), Fortinbras, Hamilton, Jambon, Oblivion, Posada (2008, based on the poster lettering of Mexican artist José Guadalupe Posada), Squiffy, Suspicion, Magnin (2003).
- Mapmaker fonts: building elements are available in Basilica; Ortelius is a map dingbat font; Queensland (based on lettering by artist and calligrapher Eric Sloane), is bold, hand-drawn and reminiscent of medieval writing on maps. There are also Brandywine, Daresiel, Hesperides, Longhorne, Windlass (1996), and Cityscape. Orford (2008) is based on samples of hand lettering from a 1693 manuscript collected by Lewis Day in his classic book on historical paleography, Alphabets Old and New.
- Calligraphic fonts: Albemarle (2001), Azariel, Moncrief (2011, based on the calligraphy of J.M. Bergling), Pavane, Rasael (2009), Abdiel (2005), Roncesvalles, Gazardiel (2003, connected script), Spoonbill (2003, arts and crafts), Macteris (Roman uncial font), Antioch Uncial (Roman uncial font), Burgundian (Classic black letter font), Franconian (993, a classic black letter font), Castiglione (Attractive Renaissance lettering), Cicero (Roman Rustica font), Formidable (1993, very bold late medieval / Lombardic style), Collins Old English (Classic Old English style gothic), Corbei Uncial (Roman uncial font), Cymbeline (late medieval lettering), Durrow (Standard insular minuscule uncial font), Theodoric (Classic black letter font), Gazardiel, Ghost Gothic (Unusual gothic font), Glendower (Uncial font based on Book of Kells), Gloriana (Interesting hand lettering style), Folkard (from the hand-lettering of Charles Folkard), Offenbach Chancery, Ranegund Merovingian Courthand, Benevento (8th century Lombardic), Hesperides.
- Art deco typefaces: Imperatore (2018: based on a hand lettered design from California art deco master designer Pedro de Lemos in the 1920s), Speakeasy (2018), Gates of the West (2018), Lyceum (2014), Borealis (2009), Criterion (2011), Illuminata, Madding (2009, a bold poster font that grew out of Aventine), Alexandrine (2009), art Deco Stencil (2009, based on samples of Art Deco stencil lettering by Pedro Lemos), Falmouth.
- Art nouveau typefaces: Acadian, Agravain (2009), Amphitryon (2009), Ariosto, Asphodel, Averoigne, Beaumains (2011, based on J.M. Bergling's lettering), Beauvoir, Belgravia (based on J.M. Bergling), Bernhardt (based upon the lettering of the Czech art-nouveau artist Alphonse Mucha), Bentham, Berenicia, Boetia (2003, based on J.M. Bergling's lettering), Bruges, Bucephalus (1993), Burd Ellen (2009), Butterfield (1993; in Alfred Roller's style), Cafe Society (2018), Curetana, Damariscotta, Elsene (2011, based on lettering by early 20th century illustrator Clara Elsene Peck), Elysian, Exotique, Flaubert, Gaheris, Ganelon, Gehenna, Goodfellow, Grammophon (2019: a bold Jugendstil poster font), Harbinger, Huyot (2016, after Georges Auriol's types), Jugendstil Kunsthand (2003), Lysander, Maginot (1993; after Peter Schnorr, 1898), Munich (after the Munchner Jugend magazine), Norumbega, Odeon, Ormandine (2010), Pantagruel, Phaeton, Reggio, Rochmbeau, Rockne (2009), Rudolfo, Setebos, Sprite, Summerisle, Sylphide (2005), Undine, Valentin (2008), Vambrace (2010), Walhal, Wendingen (2016), Wormwood (2018), Zeitschrift (2016, based on the Ver Sacrum magazine).
- Modern poster fonts: Field Day (2003), Ascelon, Bilitis, Cosmic Dude, Dromon, Ducatus Rough, Eglantine (after Central Type Foundry's Quaint Roman), Ekberg (2002, based on Samuel Welo's posters), Fortinbras, Hamilton, Jambon, Oblivion, Squiffy.
- Constructivist fonts: Krasny Mir (2009), Vrubel, Structura (1997).
- Futuristic fonts: Alecto, Angelus, Circuit, Culdrose, Gearhead, Ironclaw, Parika, Sanhedrin, Semiramis (1997), Slither, Structuro, Yazata, Adastra (dings).
- Borders and ornaments. These include New Arets and Crafts Borders (20912, based on The Calendar of Golden Thoughts (Barse and Hopkins Publ, 1911).
- Boneyard fonts: Undertaker (2014), Antrobus (2010), Sepultura (2002), Halloweenies, Dementia, Boneyard, Skull and Bones, Malagua (1999-2013), Paleos (2002, from titling of B movies in the cave girl genre), Carmilla, Abaddon, Black Cow (1998), Valdemar, Cuede, Ligeia, Mayhem, Mephisto, Golgotha, Sanguinary, Ironworks, Moravia, Gehenna, Nosegrind (2005, graffiti), Corpus, Ghostly.
- School fonts: Schoolhand (2010).
- Arts and Crafts movement (late Victorian period, 19th century), based on work and lettering by Walter Crane, William Morris, Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Elbert Hubbard. The Arts&Crafts movement was enormously influential on the works of designers, artists and architects of the 20th century, and inspired the Art Nouveau and Art Deco movements. Fonts include William Morris' Kelmscott (based on Morris' Troy type), and True Golden, fonts from the Glasgow branch of the movement like Chelsea Studio (1997), which is based on Charles Rennie Mackintosh's lettering, fonts from the Roycrofters of New York like Semiramis and Ganelon, fonts based on Walter Crane's work such as Crane Gothic, Pencraft Initials (2009) and Walter Crane, and even fonts from the California Arts&Crafts period of the early 1900s like Coloma. Other typefaces: Jesse M. King (refreshed in 2015, and based on hand lettering from a frontispiece design by Glasgow-based Jessie King who was known for her lavish book covers), Aylward, Palmyra (based on work by the Roycrofters, a design community founded by Elbert Hubbard), Aylward (2010, Victorian), Hyacinth Initials, Spoonbill, Adresack (1996: inspired by the arts and crafts lettering styles of designers like Charles Rennie MacKintosh and Jessie M. King), Brandywine, Changeling (2009, based on lettering by fairy artist Fanny Railton), Goddard, and Advertising Gothic (2003), Valentin, Gaheris, Agravain (2009). Delaguerra (2001-2009) is based on a lettering style originating in the California Arts&Crafts period commonly associated with Mission Style. It is still in common usage in signage at historical sites in California.
- Victorian: Beaumarchais, Berenicia, Bilibin, Brandywine, Brigidis, Curetana, Durendal, Elphinstone, Flaubert, Folkard, Gjallarhorn, Gloriana, Hermia, Ironclaw, Magnus.
- Typewriter: Fontcraft Courier.
- Anthroposophic: Ekberg (2002, based on a sample of poster lettering by Samuel Welo).
- Medieval fonts of Scriptorium, critiqued by Marc Smith, page 65: Batwynge is based on lettre gffe by Geofroy Tory (1529), and not on an illuminated manuscript of the tenth century as claimed by Scriptorium. Perigord (1993) is based on a Carolingian alphabet drawn by Ernst Bentele in 1952. Allencon is a calligraphic font based on an interpretation of 6th century Ostrogothic Italian calligraphy.
Fonts from 2013: Doge (a Venetian font based on a J.M. Bergling revival), Original Django (after the titling font in Quentin Tarantino's movie Django Unchained).
Fonts from 2014: Highball, Carillon (based on a typeface by Samuel Welo), Edifice (based on lettering by J.M. Bergling).
Fonts from 2015: Gods of Mars (an inline sci-fi typeface), Rykov (based on a 1930s Ukrainian constructivist style; Latin and Cyrillic), Vie Moderne (French art deco), Dahlgren, Grand Concours (art deco), Tantalus, Power Tie (art deco), Marquis Greeking.
Fonts from 2016: Ekberg Modern (based on lettering samples by Samuel Welo from poster designs of the 1920s), Knuckleduster, Tzaphkiel, Sarandiel, Primrose Initials, Elizabethan Script (chancery style), Zeitschrift (an art nouveau font based on the Ver Sacrum magazine), Wendingen (Dutch deco), Memento Mori (Tuscan), Rounders (art deco).
Fonts from 2017: Buzzmill (wooden plank font), Pumpkin Patch Initials, Talinn, Reliquary, Nopalito, Scattershot (script).
Typefaces from 2018: Marionettas (a Mexican horror movie poster font), Fascination, Architextura, Santa Sangre, Glyphos.
Typefaces from 2019: Cafe Corso (art nouveau), Comic Classix.
Fnts released in 2020: Epigramatic (based on lettering by Dard Hunter for the Roycroft Press in the early 1900s), Cryptos (graffiti).
Klingspor link. Abstract Fonts link. Dafont link.
View David Nalle's typefaces. Scriptorrium's library. [Google]
During his studies in Dublin, Ireland, Sean Cummins designed the constructivist typeface Nuke (2016). Behance link. [Google]
Graphic designer in Haverigg, UK, who created a constructivist typeface called Liverpool Biennial (2012). [Google]
Sed4 Type Foundry (or: Sed4tives)
Dutch professional music producer and audio engineer who founded his own record label. He also makes (mostly free) fonts. His work:
- A FontStruct series called STF Letters op Maat, which attempts to recreate all alphabets designed by Dutch Bauhaus designer Jurriaan Schrofer (1926-1990). That list: STF Cutout 1985 (+Solid), STF JS Bevel (+Fill), STF Grafisch, STF Etage Aanduiding (17x17-Inline 1, 17x17-Inline 2, 17x17-Medium Fill, 17x17-Multiline, 17x17-Full Fill, 5x5 Matrix, Hi-res) [op-art, prismatic], STF Gemeentereiniging, STF Berlage (after the letters Schrofer originally designed for The "Beurs Van Berlage", a commodity market building located in the centre of Amsterdam. Later it was also digitalized and used to for the Dutch passport), STF Elevated (3d shadow typeface), STF Semiotica (Incised Outline, Incised, Book, Regular, Title), STF Sater, STF Sans Severe (Light, Heavy, Outlined, Multilines), STF Sans Rounded, STF Avant-Garde i10, STF Schrofer Modular Blocks, STF Social Human Trends (Outlined, Solid, Fill Isolated, Outined Isolated), STF Girokantoor, STF Marx (Solid, Striped), STF Squared Sans, STF Onleesbaar Alfabet (Stroke, Solid, Outlined), STF Bols Jaarverslag, STF Bredero (for the Bredero Bouwbedrijf), STF A.S.C. Communications, STF Connaissance et Langage, STF Paspoort, STF Last Warning (v1), STF Connected Squares (+Fill, +v2 Headline, +v2 Fill, +v2 Outline).
- Other FontStruct typefaces, now over 180 in all, made in 2017-2018. Included are STF Down Vote, STF Slab Inn (a Western font), STF Polygon Window (hexagonal), STF Kalender (based on a 1976 calendar with octagonal letters by Wim Crouwel), STF See You in 2019 (a tiled font), STF Uni (a varsity font), STF Geo Gothique, STF Tegel (a kitchen tile font), STF Don't Count on Me, STF Hyster (a modernist stencil), STF Der Zyklus, STF Scriptorium (blackletter), STF Paradox, STF Sutoraipu Origami Multiline, STF Sutoraipu Origami Filled Stencil, STF Futureline, STF Frescher (Escher-inspired), STF Whiskey-A-Go Go, STF Labrat (op-art, prismatic), STF Tranziztor, STF Otto Font Schirach (mosaic lettering), STF BFG (condensed piano key style), STF Ace of Maze, STF Amsterdam School, STF Neon Flux, STF Wendingen 1922 (based on a old brochure by Wendingen for the Internationale Theater Tentoonstelling Amsterdam 1922; letters designed by Hendricus Theodorus Wijdeveld (1885-1987)), STF Van Nelle (based on an early 1900's poster ad for Van Nelle coffee), STF Purple Maze, STF Militia Stencil, STF Idiocracy (stencil), STF Rode Draad, STF Praesens (based on the lettering found in the second issue of Polish avant garde architectural magazine Praesens), STF Fabricon (a De Stijl stencil; +Outline, +CrossSection), STF Defrag, STF Trilineae, STF Bolsjewie (constructivist), STF Kraftwerk (a tiled typeface; after a 2015 poster by Chuck Sperry for Kraftwerk), STF De Stijl, STF Portfolio Peeters (a tribute to Belgian modernist artist Jozef Peeters (Antwerp, 1895-1960), based on the folder art for his 1921 linocut portofolio), STF Sector 7 (military stencil).
- Pax Romana. Based on the capitalis monumentalis seen at the base of Trajan's Column.
- STF Espionaje. Inspired by the lettering found on a vintage sheet music cover art for "La Java bousculée" (1924).
- STF Oudvreugde's Ontwaken. Based on the Dutch deco lettering of Dutch graphic designer Frederika Sophia (Fré) Cohen (1903-1943). The letters were taken from a book cover design for the "Arbeiders-jeugdcentrale Amsterdam" which was published in 1924.
- Typefaces from 2019: STF Blauhaus (Bauhaus-inspired), STF Type O Negative, STF Bodidone, STF Textualis Batavicum (blackletter), STF Alhambra Blvd, STF Type O Negative, STF Ein Berliner, STF Geo Grotesque (in the style of TT Norms and LL Circular), STF Innercity (art deco), STF Photonia (futuristic), STF Square Grylls, STF Mizollen (labyrinthine), STF Mr Bob Doubalina, STF Plateau Disco (groovy), STF Uncialis Modularis (uncial).
- Typefaces from 2020: STF Schlanke Schöne, STF Care Sensitive.
FontStruct link. [Google]
Russian designer of the free octagonal / constructivist Latin / Cyrillic typeface Semyon Soviet (2020). Open Font Library link. [Google]
[True Story Letterworks]
Russian designer of the Cyrillic/Latin version of Galaxy (a font originally done by Fontalicious), Agitprop (1998-2000, originally from ICG: Latin and Cyrillic constructivist typeface), Prospect (original by ShyWedge), and the Cyrillic/Latin fonts CheapPizza and Macaroni (2000).
Dafont link. [Google]
Graphic designer in Brisbane, Australia, who completed a Bachelor of Design with a major in Visual Communication Design at the Griffith University Queensland College of Art. She made the Hairy Beast (2010). At MyFonts she published the constructivist typeface Gustov in 2011.
Behance link. Klingspor link. [Google]
FontStructor (in 2011) of pixel fonts such as Gamer, Pixel, Sleek Black, Bar Code, Just Bars, and Slightly Russian (constructivist). [Google]
Russian graphic designer, graffiti writer, and lettering artist, b. 1980, USSR. He released these Latin / Cyrillic typefaces in 2020 and 2021: Druzhba (a retro bold display font), Komsomol (stylish retro grotesque), Kooperativ (Soviet poster), Petrovica (Russian Emperor), ST-Bubblegum (ultracondensed), ST-Departament (80-90s sci-fi), ST-Druzhba (retro bold display), ST-Gaidar (cartoonish; a Flintstone or chiseled rock font), ST-Nizhegorodsky (Neo Cyrillic), ST-SimpleSquare (simple square), ST-Tokyo (oriental emulation), ST Saturn (retro futuristic), Stengazeta (retro grotesque). In 2019, he designed Meteoritika (a retro science font) and Agitaciya (Soviet propaganda). [Google]
At ATFI (Moscow) and later Shriftovik Foundry (also in Moscow), Tikhon Reztcov designed the free blocky typeface Markh (2018), SK Pencil (2018), Futark (2018), the free contructivist Latin / Cyrillic typeface ReSquare (2018), the free monoline display sans typeface ForestSmooth (2018) and the free scratchy font Ustroke (2018) for Latin and Cyrillic.
Typefaces from 2019: SK Irrationalist (originally, a free constructivist typeface), SK Primo, SK Eliz (a free pixel font.
Typefaces from 2020: SK Concretica (a caps only monumentalist or hipster typeface for Latin, Greek, Cyrilllic, Hebrew, katakana and hiragana), SK Brushwood (co-designed with Alexandra Valuikina), SK Cuber, SK Moralist (a fat finger font), SK Cynic (a pixel emulation font).
Typefaces from 2021: SK Shriftovik (constructivist; Latin and Cyrillic), SK Phlegmatica (a square-shaped letter font), SK Glypher (almost a tape font). Behance link for Shriftovik Foundry. [Google]
Illustrator and motion graphics artist in Milan, who made the constructivist typeface 1983 (2010). Vimeo link. [Google]
German designer of Amputierte (2009), Bubblegum (2009), Derail (octagonal) and McLovin (2009, outline face), Giantypo (2009, constructivist). [Google]
Sirylok (was: Popdog Fonts, or Fiberia)
About 30 free original truetype fonts by Athens, Greece-based Dimitris Kolyris (b. 1973), half of which are grungy in style: Hip Priest (2016), Raw Macro (2016, architectural or blueprint style), Glasnost (2010), Victor Vector, Slang King (2003), Datatrash, DataTrash2, Ziperhead, CRAMPED, CRAMPS, CrackedJohnnie, DISCOBOX, DISCONNECTHOST, EVOL, POP1280, RANXEROX, Roundermultistyled, TomViolenceAUTOSPACED, UGLYLOVER, Vandaloop (hacker font), ZWISDOM, Bonviver, Corazon, HappyDaze, Recover, Tom Violence, Viper Nora, Benny Blanco, DEADLINE, HEATWAVE.
In 2016, he strtaed a commercial foundry, Sirlok. His fonts there include Data Trash Retro Futuristic (2016: constructivist style).
Homepage invalid. Dafont link. And another URL. Old Popdog Fonts link. [Google]
Free font outfit by Bob Wertz that started production in 2009, mostly based on FontStruct: Micro 205 (dot matrix typeface), Scoreboard (athletic lettering), Valdes Poster Sans (2009, a casual hand-printed bold sans done in cooperation with Zoo Valdes), Aiken (art deco done at FontStruct), CerealBox (+Fill), Technobabble, Transmission (+Bold; FontStruct), Psuedoscript (2010, upright connected angular script), Powergrid (constructivist, FontStruct), Substation (constructivist, FontStruct), Dradis (FontStruct, kitchen tile face), Woodrow (FontStruct, octagonal; +Light), Infield (FontStruct), Grande (fat piano key font, FontStruct), Big Thursday (Wild West face, FontStruct), Dingbots and Monsters (pixel dingbat face, FontStruct), Foxtrot Sierra (maritime flags).
Powerlane (2012), his first commercial typeface, is an octagonal constructivist typeface family.
He writes about himself: Bob Wertz is a graphic designer and art director living in Columbia, SC. In addition to working as designer, Bob has been an adjunct professor at the University of South Carolina. He was a founding member of the AIGA South Carolina board, serving as vice president for two years and then as president for two years.
He also made some fonts with iFontMaker in 2010: SketchPad, LilyPad. Fonstructions in 2011 include Dingbots and Monsters XL.
In 2013, he co-designed the grungy typeface Valdes Clarendon with Marius Valdes.
Typefaces from 2014 include Callsign Narrow (octagonal stencil font), Power Grid 2.0 and Saluda (rounded sans).
Typefaces from 2020: SbB Powertrain (101 techno fonts). [Google]
Solomon Benediktowitsch Telingater
Soviet book and type designer, b. Tiflis, 1903, d. Moscow, 1969, best known for his constructivist work. His typefaces include Telingater Display (1959, Polygraphmash), Titulvnash Telingater (Titulnaya) and Akzidentnash Telingatera (or Akzidentnaya) (1955--1962). Telingater Display was awarded of the Silver Medal at the International Book Art Exhibition (IBA-59) at Leipzig (Germany) in 1959. See also here. He was a maestro of pictorial and decorative typography, as one can see in these posters and prints from 1927 and 1930.
Julia Vazhova (Moscow) created a series of posters and sketches on Telingater in 2014, including a great portrait. [Google]
FontStructor who made Tigre (2010: pure constructivism), and Willow (2010).
Dafont link. [Google]
Bulgarian illustrator and digital artist in Varna who made the jazz room typeface Comans (2010, aka Komans). Other typefaces include Road (2010, constructivist), Soryanna (2010, rounded geometric avant garde monoline sans), and Debat (2010, constructivist), Abula (2010, a modular techno face). [Google]
Sofia, Bulgaria-based designer of these typefaces:
- The constructivist typeface Block (2019), which is based on the drab apartment complex architecture from the old USSR era.
- Autoprom (2019) and Autoprom Pro (2020: 24 styles). Based on the boxy shapes of old Soviet and east block cars.
- Skaklia (2020). A modernist display sans.
- The notched display typeface Plam (2020: by Stefan Stoychev and Plamen Atanasov) for Latin, Greek and Cyrillic.
Swiss graduate (b. 1965) of Luzern School of Art and Design, who settled in Berlin in 1997. Co-founder with Cornel Windlin in 1993 of Lineto, with Cornel Windlin and Andreas Eigendorf in 2014 of Alphabet Type (Berlin), and in 2018 of Forgotten Shapes, a Leipzig-based digital foundry dedicated to historical reconstructions. Since 2011, Müller has been directing the type design master class at HGB Leipzig, together with Fred Smeijers.
His fonts can be obtained at Lineto and FontFont. These include: Aveugle (Braille font, 1995), Berlin-Schnefeld and Berlin-TegelSmallSizes (1995), Parking, FF Gateway (1997 a triangulated font family done with Cornel Windlin), and Grid (1996), FF Chernobyl (1998, from stenciled letters on the Chernobyl plant), Paragon, Batarde Coulee, Shuttle, FE Mittelschrift and FE Engschrift (1997, modeled after the impossible-to-counterfeit German license plate font), 104 (nice geometric font), FF Container, Bitmap-Condensed and Bitmap-Regular (1998), Regular (2004, Lineto, a typewriter family), SMonoHand (2009, a handwritten monospaced Latin font with support for German). FF Screen Matrix (1995) was done with Cornel Windlin. In 2003, he released the LL Numberplate series at Lineto, which covers Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Luxemburg, and Switzerland. Other Lineto fonts include LL Office (1999: an Eurostile-like monospaced font), LL Excellent (2004), LL Freundschaft (2001: a dystiopian / constructivist typeface) and LL Valentine (2002: a typewriter typeface based on the Olivetti Valentine machine from 1969 designed by Ettore Sottsass and Perry A. King).
Open Font Library link. View Stephan Mueller's typefaces. [Google]
Graphic designer in Les Mureaux, France. Creator of the experimental constructivist typeface Latinoruskov (2012). [Google]
Cape Town, South Africa-based graphic designer who made a constructivist typeface in 2012. [Google]
Aka Stewf. Stephen was a Utah-based graphic designer who used to design layouts for the USLC Chronicle. A typeface identifier with an encyclopedic mind, he runs the successful and lively type blog Typographica with Caren Litherland [that site was founded by Joshua Lurie-Terrell in 2002. Coles joined a couple years later. Matthew Bardram and Patric King helped out for a while]. He was Type Director at FontShop San Francisco from 2004-2010. Stephen is now a writer and typographic consultant, doing work for a variety of foundries and design studios. He founded Fonts In Use and is the Associate Curator and Editorial Director at Letterform Archive.
Author of The Anatomy of Type: A Graphic Guide to 100 Typefaces (2012, Harper Design) and The Geometry of Type: The Anatomy of 100 Essential Typefaces (2013, Thames & Hudson, UK). Amazon link.
Speaker at ATypI 2017 Montreal.
- The Mac version of "Monica", Andy Crewdson's digitization of Monica Lewinsky's handwriting (in notes she wrote for Bill Clinton).
- Eerostyle (2008), created with FontStruct. Eerostyle is a parody of Eurostile.
- The FontStruct fonts Pebble Soft, Pebble, Morricone (Far West spoof), Leaflet Gap (kitchen tile), Leaflet Wide Stem, Leaflet Stem, Leaflet, Varsity (athletic lettering), MinimalBloc Gap (kitchen tile).
- WPA Gothic and WPA Gothic Deco (also done at FontStruct). These are poster typefaces inspired by posters produced in the 1930s by FDR's WPA (Works Progress Administration) such as this one. Similar poster typefaces would include Futura Display, Tourist Gothic, FF Moderne Gothics, Refrigerator, and MVB Solano Gothic.
Stereo Type Haus
[Richard Diaz Granados]
Stereo Type Haus (or STH) is a commercial foundry in Brooklyn, NY, est. 2000, offering fonts by Rick D. Granados ((b. Miami, FL, 1970): Bucks (graffiti font), Bushwick (handwriting), Ballbuster, Bedford (2010, an award-quality dot matrix family inspired by mosaic lettering by Heins&LaFarge, architects of the IRT (Interborough Rapid Transit) in New York City: Bedford hints at the station names on platform walls which date back to 1904 but modernize it through a rigid grid system and rounded corners), Bockhold (2010, a humanist take on DIN), Broadcast (neat stencil face), Konstrukt (stencil), Construkt (2009, a unicase stencil), Falcon, Gran Torino, Roller Girl, Opera (2005, with Ros Knopov), Prisma 2012 (2010, an octagonal multiline face), Radiac (2010, a monoline squarish unicase face), Rukbat, Stylus, Schmearox, Tech Stencil (2000), Noise&Hum, STH Sirena (2006, inspired by hand-painted signage found in "Little Haiti" Miami, Florida), Boris Dworschak (Partisan East, Partisan West, Basic, Gaijin. Other designers include Nikola Djurek (Cornerset (pixel), Aiseman), Luis Valle&R.D. Granados (Lillian, a script face), Arnold Steiner (Statica, Organic Mechanic), Michael Clarke (Paris), Carlos Alfonso (Locut, 2Bit), Denise Wilton (Stereobitz, a stereo dingbat face), Nikola Djurek (Tribeca, Magasine, Soho, Novella) and unnamed author fonts such as Palleta, Rook, STH Kit 1, Stereobytes (audio dingbats), Stereobytes Vintage (hi-fi dings), Nomad (a deconstructivist stencil face).
At FontStruct in 2009, he made the Victorian family Cartelle (+Inline), the pixel family Microdot, and Chico. Granados spends his time between New York City and Austin, Texas.
View Richard Granados's typefaces. [Google]
An open font and software supporter, who used Fontforge to make the OFL (Open Font Library) font KIKA (2009, slab serif, constructivist). [Google]
Store Norske Skriftkompani
Norwegian type designer, b. 1991, who graduated from Westerdals School of Art in Oslo in 2015 and ECAL in 2017. At ECAL in Lausanne, he finished an MA in Art Direction and completed an exhaustive comparative study of the Geometric Sans genre. He joined Lineto in 2017 and returned to Norway in 2020, where he set up his own commercial type foundry, Store Norske Skriftkompani, in Volda. His typefaces:
- During his studies at Westerdals in Oslo, Arve Båtevik created the display typeface Toulouse (2014). Toulouse consists of a basic sans skeleton. Arve then added two weights, one in a 2 to 1 ratio, and one in a 1 to 2 ratio. This allows for some great designs for logos and posters.
- In 2015, from his then base in Zurich, he created Sagen Grotesk as an interpretation of Schelter Grotesk (after Schelter Breite Grotesk, 1886), and developed Passelig Sans from the bottom up.
- With Maura Paolozzi, he co-designed LL Prismaset A and B at Lineto (2003-2017). Both LL Prismaset A and LL Prismaset B are based on Rudolf Koch's Prisma (1930).
- LL Supreme (2020, Lineto). He writes: LL Supreme presents a new take on Paul Renner's Futura (1927). [...] Working against the current tendency of interpolating entire families, each cut of LL Supreme was drawn separately and, as a consequence, has its own identity.
- LL Ruder Plakatschrift. Done with Hans-Christian Pulver.
- Store Norske Jazz Book & Italic (2015-2020) and Store Norske Jazz (2021). A sans typeface inspired by Frutiger's Univers and Hoefer's Permanent. In the end it is closer to Univers and a bit more playful (which is not hard---Frutiger's fonts are hardly playful). He writes: Store Norske Jazz is a typeface well within the aesthetically dodgy territory of the contrasted sans serif.
- Store Norske Tyggis (2016-2020). A prismatic typeface that extends the phototype Or (1967, Andy Song for Studio Hollenstein).
- Store Norske Trafikk Medium & Italic (2014-2020). A constructed sans serif, based on the Norwegian road sign typeface Trafikkalfabetet (Karl Petter Sandbaek, 1965, for the Norwegian Public Roads Administration). Trafikkalfabetet is modeled after the German road sign typeface DIN 1451, and the British road sign typeface Transport.
- Store Norske Brus (2017-2020). Mecano-inspired letters.
- Store Norske Foto Book & Italic (2015-2020). A sans that pays homage to phototype.
- Store Norske Mekaniske (2020). A constructivist typeface based on the lettering on Akers Mekaniske Verksted's shipyard workshop in Oslo.
- Store Norske Maleri (2020): Store Norske Maleri is a remix of Ehmcke's Mediaeval (Designed in 1917, published by Schriftgiesserei D. Stempel AG in 1920). I find the original intriguing in many ways, especially how he managed to sneak so many circles, triangles and squares---while still maintaining a rough arts and crafts aesthetic. In my version the capitals are quite true to the original, although I did put some more circles, triangles and squares in there. The lowercase, numbers and the remaining characters deviate quite a bit from the original.
- Store Norske Stilig (2021). A colour remix and elaboration of a display phototype named Indigo by Andy Song (1936-1995), which was designed in 1972 for Studios Hollenstein Phototypo in Paris. In addition to the colour font, Stilig exists in Dark, Light, Solid and Open styles.
- Store Norske Funksjon (2021). A display colour geometric solid font, based on a lettering alphabet by Erich Mollowitz that was featured in Moderne Vindusreklame [Modern Window Advertisement] (1933, Knut Schjefstad in 1933), an instructional book on shop front decoration. Knut Schjefstad (1905-1943) is best known for playing the long neck banjo in Norway's first jazz orchestra Sixpence.
- Store Norske Ja (2021). A sans typeface that started out as a revival of Akzidenz Grotesk.
- Store Norske Samvirke (2020) is an all-caps typeface based on the lettering found on the Oslo Samvirkelag store in the Kampen city district.
- Store Norske Neon (2020-2021) is a remix of the Metall Standardbokstaver alphabet used by the sign makers at Neon Electric Limited AS, which was operational in the 1950s. Neon Electric was one of the main neon sign suppliers in Norway. They created signage for big events and important buildings, like the signs for the Oslo 1952 Winter Olympics and the Deichmanske Bibliotek [Oslo's Main Public Library].
- Store Norske Bygg (2020-2021) is a monospaced typeface based on a lettering found on the offices of Frimann Bye & Winsvold A, a mortar and construction supplier in Oslo, in the 1920s and 1930s.
- Store Norske Tango (2016-2021). A geometric typeface that sprung out of Arve Båtevik's MA diploma at ECAL in Lausanne. The project was based on Intertype Vogue (1930), the American response to the geometric wave in Europe in the 1920s. Store Norske Tango builds on Vogue's naiveté, according to Arve. It is more rude and playful, as it focuses on pure geometric shapes, with almost no optical correction. Most letters are nearly monolinear. The typeface has old school hyper slanted italics, often found in early sans serifs, offering two options for the degrees of tilt.
- Store Norske Magi (2021). A sans family.
- Graut (2021). A wonderful rounded sans family that includes a Mono style.
- Store Norske Skandia (2021). Arve explains its roots: Store Norske Skandia is a remix of "Ski