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Type design in Costa Rica

[Headline set in Vizille (1998-2009, Thierry Gouttenègre)]


Ana Solera

Alajuela, Costa Rica-based designer of the colored geometric caps typeface HHola (2015), which, like most of her other work, seems to be for the children's market. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andres Gomez

Andres Gomez (San Jose, Costa Rica) created Ava (2013), a typeface that was commissioned by Hurbano. For a radio station, he made the art deco typeface Decho (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andres Pulido

Art director in San Jose, Costa Rica, who created the high-contrast didone custom typeface Radar (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Arnold Hoepker

Graphic designer in San Jose, Costa Rica, who made the free round Victorian informal text face Pavo Royal (2011), Zaguatica (2012, a free masculine sans), the free angular and very readable typeface Lorena (2011), and the free multiline typeface Telefono (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Carla Zetina-Yglesias

Carla is a graphic designer originally from Costa Rica. She attended the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, and graduated from the Minneapolis College of Art + Design (2007). She lives in Minneapolis, MN. With Chank Diesel, she is working on a curly bilined script typeface called Willow Whisp (2011). Behance link. She designed Aguas Frescas (2011, Chank Foundry: an outlined hand-drawn curly display type family in Horchata and Tamarindo styles). Home page. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Carlitos Salazar

Creator of Petitrolium (2009, letters reminiscent of an oil spill) and California Roll (2009, rounded). Carlitos is a graphic designer and illustrator from Costa Rica. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cintia Rodríguez Zumbado

San José, Costa Rica-based designer of the sharp-edged typeface Menguante (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Claudio Corrales

Art director in San Jose, Costa Rica. He made the thin geometric sans typeface Fuerza Natural in 2010. [Google] [More]  ⦿

David Hernández

Designer in San Jose, Costa Rica. Creator of the spurred and wavy serif typeface Serpentes Vestigium (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eduardo Chang

Talented graphic designer in San José, Costa Rica, who is originally from El Salvador. Creator of these typefaces:

  • Ahora (2012). This typeface is based on an art deco design used in a San Salvador publication in 1943. Free download. Images of Ahora: i, ii, iii, iv, v, vi.
  • Ahorita (2012).
  • Cronos (2012). An elegant beautiful rounded poster typeface. Images of Cronos: i, ii, iii, iv, v, vi, vii, viii, ix.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Federico Abrahams

Aka Bicho. Designer in San Jose, Costa Rica, b. 1974. He created the decorative typeface Malajeno (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Guille Monge

Costa Rican designer based in San Jose. Creator of the avant-garde / futuristic typeface Asteroids (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Haime Luna

Costa Rican designer, b. 1975. Home page. He/she created Cabaret Voltaire (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Heber Xavier Arroyo

Costa Rican architectural designer, technical illustrator, and typographer.. Creator of Techni Sans (2010), the rounded sans typeface AR Techni (2010), Cipher Code (2011, a Masonic symbol typeface done at FontStruct), and the squarish faces Q-Module (2011, FontStruct) and Cynthe (2011).

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

JBantha Headquarters

This Costa Rican designer (b. 1989) created the free typeface Lecker (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jeffrey Fernandez

Graphic designer in San José, Costa Rica, who created the ornamental typeface Mecanica (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jonathan Rodríguez
[Pixel Canibal]

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Karen Herrera Benavides

At the Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica, Karen Herrera Benavides (Heredia, Costa Rica) created the rounded hand-crafted typeface ika (2015, also called iMac (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Luis Arguedas

Luis Arguedas (Heredia, Costa Rica) designed the wavy Alfa display typeface in 2015 during his studies. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marco A. Corea

During his graphic design studies at the University National of Costa Rica in San Jose, Costa Rica, Marco Corea designed a 2-style 3d typeface family called Flex (2012) and the experimental typeface Bones (2012).

In 2013, he created the bullet-holed Bounce Font and the script typeface. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marco Bonilla

Cartago, Costa Rica-based creator of the neon sign font Neonia (2012), the calligraphic Sakura logo (2012), and Almendra Unicase (2013).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Margherita Valle

Designer from Costa Rica. Her typefaces include Catalano (2012) and Abono Organico (2012, a display face). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marko Vinizio Navarro

Alajuela, Costa Rica-based designer of Soul Survivor (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Max Burnside

Cincinnati, OH-based and/or San José, Costa Rica-based designer of the techno ornamental caps typeface Alex Young (2013), named after a DC-area producer and DJ for whom the typeface was created.

In 2014, he made the squarish typefaces Elite and This Way To Costa Rica.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Miguel Cabrera

Migual Cabrera (b. 1982, Costa Rica) studied Fine Arts and became an editorial illustrator in San Jose, Costa Rica. Known as Monfa, he created among other things the award-winning illustrative alphabet Mascaradas (2011). Arista (2011) is an experimental 3-d paper-fold face.

Now based in Mexico City, he published the experimental Favela in 2015. Old URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

M.J. Da Luz

Graphic designer and illustrator in San Jose, Costa Rica, who specializes in design for children. Creator of the ornamental caps typefaces Monster Alphabet (2014) and Dogs Alphabet (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ped Cordero

Ped Cordero (Cartago, Costa Rica) created the ornamental caps typeface Sanjo Zoologico in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pixel Canibal
[Jonathan Rodríguez]

Pixel Canibal is Jonathan Rodriguez's site. He is a Costa Rican, born in 1983. Educated at UNA (Costa Rica) and Bauhaus University (Germany), he does graphic design in a very broad sense. Creator of the art deco typeface Generación (2009), Pig (2009) and the stunning brushed-figures all caps alphabet Dayana (2009). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Costa Rican designer in 2009 at FontStruct of the modular faces Blasphemy, ROF Top, ROF Top Simple, Wireless, Flaggers, Mi-Letra, Monarchy, and Stardots. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Roy Carvajal

San Jose, Costa Rica-based designer of the handwriting typeface Royfont (2005), the rune font Odisea Astral (2007) and the psychedelic typeface Hurt Me (2007).

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

Sergio Blanco

Costa Rican designer (b. 1974) of the modular geometric typeface Noviembre 29 (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿


Costa Rican graphic designer who made some typographic posters such as one called Cello (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿