TYPE DESIGN INFORMATION PAGE last updated on Sun Dec 8 16:37:42 EST 2013
Boris Mahovac is a great Croatian designer. He founded Alphabet Design in Oakville, Ontario. One of his famous fonts is the kitchen tile face Kalendar. Other creations: Pixelina, Borek, Duckling, Fat Trace, Kloi (now Kloi BT (2004)), Tabita BT (2005, an informal font), and the great patterns of the Symbols font, JechoTecho.
From the web site: He started working with digital fonts back in the days of bitmap fonts, sometime in 1988. At that time the studio operated in Zagreb, (former) Yugoslavia, which later became the capital of independent Croatia, under the name PixelPrint. The name changed to Abeceda Dizajn in 1992 while establishing itself as a successful typographic studio that specialized in font localization and type consulting. Abeceda Dizajn studio was the official distributor and manufacturer for Bitstream Inc. for Croatia and Slovenia from 1995 until 1997, when it relocated to Canada. Today, Alphabet Design is again a Bitstream re-seller.
In 2005, Bitstream published Kloi, Borhand Tabitha, Duckling, as well as JechoTecho1 (the latter face was made by Evzen Jecho). Alphabet Design is donating all its proceeds of January 2005 to tsunami aid. In 2005, cartoonist Branimir Zlamalik created Smiles (dingbats) and Ulixa (comic book family). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Babushke is a design cooperative in Zagreb that includes Marija Juza, who is the codesigner with Nikola Djurek of Balkan (2012, Typonine), a type system for Latin and Cyrillic that was awarded by TDC in 2012. Babushke created Herbert (2012), which is based on Herbert Bayer's early Bauhaus sketches. It is a low contrast 3-style typeface whose function is to properly align text in blocks.
TDC mentions that Marija lives in Zabok, Hungary.
Started in 2008, this web place by Norwegian entrepreneur Roger S. Nelsson (based in Honningsvåg, Norway) sells fonts by Ray Larabie, Brian Kent, Nick Curtis, Derek Vogelpohl and Kevin King that were originally freeware fonts. Nelsson reworked them (more glyphs, more multilingual) and asks about 10 dollars per font now. He says his fonts now cover these Latin languages: Afrikaans, Albanian, Basque, Belarusian (Lacinka), Bosnian, Breton, Catalan, Chamorro, Chichewa, Cornish, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Faroese, Filipino (Tagalog), Finnish, French, Frisian, Galican, German, Greenlandic, Guarani, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish (Gaelic), Italian, Kashubian, Kurdish (Kurmanji), Latvian, Lithuanian, Luxembourgian, Malagasy, Maltese, Maori, Northern Sotho, Norwegian, Occitan, Polish, Portuguese, Rhaeto-Romance, Romanian, Saami (Inari), Saami (Lule), Saami (North), Saami (South), Scots (Gaelic), Serbian (latin), Slovak(ian), Slovene, Sorbian (Lower), Sorbian (Upper), Spanish, Swedish, Tswana, Turkish, Turkmen, Ulithian, Walloon, Welsh, Yapese.
Designer at FontStruct in 2008 of cowboy_hippie and Syndrome X (DNA-look face inspired by Syndrome BRK by Brian Kent). Nelsson's fonts are Classic Trash BRK Pro, Dynamic BRK Pro, Galapogos BRK Pro, Genotype BRK Pro, King Cool KC Pro (kid's hand; done with Kimberly Geswein), Lamebrain BRK Pro, Matrise Pro and Matrise Text Pro (dot matrix), Phorfeit BRK Pro, Syndrome BRK Pro, Technique BRK Pro, Vigilance BRK Pro, Grapple BRK Pro. The "BRK" refers to Brian Kent, the original free font designer.
In 2009, he added a number of fonts that were done by Nick Curtis some years before that (hence the "NF"): Boogie Nights NF Pro (art deco face), Copasetic NF Pro, Coventry Garden NF Pro, Pro, Fontleroy NF Pro, Hamburger Heaven NF Pro, Monterey Popsicle NF Pro, and Wooden Nickel NF Pro. Trypewriter Pro (2009) is based on Kevin King's Trypewriter. Helldorado Pro (2009) is a Tuscan wood type style face based on a font by Levente Halmos.
Designer of Isbit Pro (2012, a magnificent melting ice cube-shaped superlliptical typeface family), Familiar Pro (2011, designed with the same metric as Helvetica but "better than Arial"), Bloco Pro (2010, fat counterless face), Trump Town Pro (2009, athletic lettering slab serif), Geometric Soft Pro (2009), Geometry Script Pro (2010, upright connected script), DIN Fun Pro (2011), Infantometric Pro (2012), Foobar Pro (2012) and Cheap Pro Fonts Serif (2009).
Typefaces from 2013: Adultometric Pro (narrow monoline sans).
Darko Zubrinic from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing Av. Vukovar 39, Zagreb, Croatia, has created a set of TeX and METAFONT files called Croatian Glagolitic (1995-1996). It contains 367 symbols covering Croatian Glagolitic (round, angular, Baska Tablet, quickscript, about 60 ligatures, Baromic broken ligatures, calligraphic letters), Croatian Cyrillic, Stechak ornaments, and Croatian wattle patterns. See also here. The fonts are described in his paper "Croatian fonts", TUGboat, Vol. 17, 1996. This page also has links to other Glagolitic fonts. Old URL. [Google] [More] ⦿
Croatian designer of PX Glagolitic 01, a freeware pixel font for glagolitic script. Regalar and bold versions are available. Recommended usage size is 8pt. He also made the great free pixel family PX Sans Nouveaux (2008), about which he writes: Sans nouveaux is designed for the malcontents. [...] Sans nouveaux is serious business. Dafont link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Croatian designer from Zagreb of the Glagolitic font Krcka glagoljska kurziva (2002, also called Kr*ka notarska *kola), a glagolitic quickscript from the island of Krk. This face can be found here and here. [Google] [More] ⦿
Dino Manzella's draft on a book entitled Forgotten Scripts: a Book of Runes. Fantastic pages in all respects! Many fonts can be downloaded. Includes Academiury-ITV (Georgian, by Alexander&Temuri Imnaishvili), Rashi, Alex and ChayaBold (by Aaron Schmiedel), Angelic and Enochian (by Digital Type Foundry), several rune fonts by Dan Smith, Beth-Luis-Fearn and Beth-Luis-Nion (by Curtis Clark), Cherokee (by Joseph LoCicero), Moonrune (Morton Bek, 1995), Eshmoon (by Salim G. Khalaf, Family Health International), Glagoljica UGL and Glagoljica OBL (old Croatian; by Zox), RK Meroitic, RK Sanskrit, RK Ugaritic, Mendel Siddur, Nug-Soth (by Daniel U. Thibault), Tzipporah and RuthFancy (by AFS Ltd), and RNIB Braille. [Google] [More] ⦿
Quoting: The Glagolitic script (Glagolitsa) is the oldest known Slavic script and supposedly was created by the missionaries St Cyril (827-869 AD) and St Methodius (826-885 AD). They needed it to translate the bible and other religious texts into Old Slavic language when the Slavic world converted to Christianity. The letters were probably modeled after a cursive Greek script. With their translations which were based on a slavic dialect of the Thessaloniki area, they created the literary standard known as Old Church Slavonic. The name Glagolitic comes from the fourth letter of the script, glagol. Glagol in turn stems from the Serbo-Croatian glagoljica, from Old Church Slavonic glagolu (word). The script was also referred to as azbuka which is a generic term derived from the names of the first two letters of the alphabet. The Glagolitic script consists of 33 basic letters whose order is mainly based on the Greek script, apart from some letters that represent Slavic sounds not found in Greek language. The origin of the shape of the non-Greek Glyphs is unknown, some say they are derived from hebrew or Coptic script, but there is little evidence. The earliest documents written in Glagolitic are from the 9th century. Glagolitic was used until the 12th century and then gradually replaced by Cyrillic, sometimes Latin in liturgical uses. Only in Croatia was it used in church until the 19th century, because in 1248, the Croats had been given special permission by Pope Innocent IV to use their own language and script in liturgy. In Croatia, the rounded shapes of the Glagolitic Glyphs (seen above) also evolved into a very distinctive, more square variant which features a lot of ligatures. Today, Glagolitic is a dead script only used for research and scholarly purposes. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic design student in Zagreb, whose mentor is Nikola Djurek. Under Djurek's guidance, he created a few script typefaces, included the plump Zembo Script (2012, appropriate for signage) and Doyald Script (2012, a calligraphic script after Doyald Young). [Google] [More] ⦿
graphic designer from Zagreb, Croatia where he graduated with an MA from the School of Design. He is a graduate of the Type Media program at KABK, Den Haag, class of 2012. Before Type and Media he worked together with Dario Devic as a freelance duo.
Ivana Ziljak is a graphic designer who teaches at the Faculty of Graphic Arts, Department of Typography, in Zagreb, Croatia. she has designed type and is working towards a doctoral degree. [Google] [More] ⦿
Split, Croatia-based designer and illustrator at the Academy of Art in Split, who created a typeface out of crosses called Crosses (2012).
Archive with the Monotype families Courier New CE, Times New Roman CE, Arial CE. Also, Lucida Sans, and a Swiss family (type 1), adapted by Tefik Becirovic, Zagreb, for use in East-European languages. Link went dead. [Google] [More] ⦿
Klaudio Pap (PhD) is assistant professor in the Faculty of Graphic Arts teaching Computer Typography, Computer graphics and Computer programming. He also teaches Design and Computer reprophotography, Computer Typography and at the Polytechnic of Zagreb he teaches Web Search and Navigation, Web Interactive Programming, Graphic software Languages and Digital Printing. Klaudio has been engaged in research and development in the areas of computer graphics, image and text processing, modeling and simulation with computers, web technologies, digital printing and graphic software languages. He is co-author of two books and has published more then 30 scientific papers. He has co-authored development and software packages and has taken active part in research projects being head in three of them. Since February 2005 he is associate member of the Croatian Technical Science Academy. At ICTVC 2007, he spoke about Development of PostScript Procedures for Transformations of Digital Typography. [Google] [More] ⦿
Croatian designer (b. 1988) of the geometric art deco face Retrocircular (2011), the techno face Carbon (2011), the script face Rosebud (2011), of Technostroked (2011), Oscilloscope (2011, texture face), Depleted Uranium (2011, a post=atomic-war grunge face), Hard Edge (2011), Space Cowboys (2011, futuristic), Broadway Lights (2012) and Odd Weight (2011).
Cakovec, Croatia-based designer (b. 1995) of preponderantly grunge typefaces. In 2013, he created Campus A (athletic lettering), Zebraliner, The Alistaren, Collegerion (athletic lettering face), Prestinia Pro (grungy serif face), Fast Ostrich, Funny Trip, Boro, Electric (grungy face), On The Left, Power Balloon, Heavy Bomb (grungy), Kid From Hell, Army Stamp (rough army stencil), Jump Party, Comic Type, Commy, Faster, Fati, Funny me, Hypnotize, Half Half, My Day, Totally Outline, First Day, Funny Kid, Waterline, Piranha, Fish (grunge face), Modern Sketch, Beboline (dymo label grunge), Metalic (sic), Moter (grungy outline face), Privjet, ShadowM (shadowed typeface), Old Movie, Strong Boy, Russian Line, Long Leg, Cool Day, Jungle Tree, Funny Teca, End of Era, DeLeo, Buble Muble, Morris, Funky Monkey, Leonards (a scratchy typeface), Dead John (grunge), Square Baby (grunge), Handwriter, Outline Storm, Mejiko (grungy Western font), Bird Fly, Died, Close To (grungy dymo label font).
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Luka Peric studies design at the University of Zagreb. In 2012, he created the stencil serif type family Thea, as well as Poucni Sans (developed under the guidance of Nikola Djurek), which has hints of art deco. [Google] [More] ⦿
A Croatian company that sells East European fonts based on Bitstream originals. The 1600 TrueType font CD sells for 78 dollars. Bitstream fonts with East-European details. Check also here. [Google] [More] ⦿
Croatian type designer. Graduate of the Faculty of Applied Arts in Belgrade. During TypeClinic 5 in 2012 in Trenta, Slovenia, she created Prouge, which is described as a soft didone that is best for titling, but can be successfully used also in smaller sizes down to 12 pt.
Mare Rajcic is an art director and graphic designer located in Zagreb, Croatia. In 2011, she created some logotypes, as well as a paper-fold typeface.
During her studies under Nikola Djurek at the School of Design in Zagreb in 2010, Marina Jukic designed an experimental layered font, Nabucco. She writes: Nabucco is a revival typeface taken from a poster for Giuseppe Verdi's opera Nabucco Boris Bucan made for the Croatian National Theatre in Split. Boris Bucan is a renowned artist, painter and graphic designer from Croatia, famous for his peculiar approach in designing posters for cultural events. This silk-screen poster was made in 1983. and it was most likely inspired by Babylonian art and cuneiform script. The use of silk-screen caused a slight shift in printing of these bichrome letterforms, which was an inspiration for designing a layering font that contains two layers taken from the poster and an outline construction layer that provides many ways of combining them. [Google] [More] ⦿
Ex-student of Nikola Djurek at the School of design in Zagreb. At Typonine, Nikola Djurek and Marko Hrastovec co-designed the several-hundred-style rich Audree type system in 2013. They write: Applying different parameters to same basic shapes isn't new, but Typonine.com's online application allows you to access each possible permutation and create your own version of Audree. The value isn't only aesthetic, but also didactic---by experimenting with serifs, construction and contrasts, one can learn how these variables affect the shape of the letter. Audree's many different, striking combinations make it a perfect fit for display purposes such as magazine headlines, logotypes or entire visual identity systems. One can chhose along many axes: 145 serif styles, expansion or not, two choices of contrast, and for styles (normal, inline, stencil, stencil-inline). Discussion by the typophiles. [Google] [More] ⦿
Illustrator, photographer and web artist from Osijek and Zagreb, Croatia, b. 1985. In 2010, he obtained an MA degree in Visual communications from the University in Zagreb, Faculty of Architecture, School of Design. He founded the creative studio Marivo.
In 2013, he designed Gross (grotesk caps, modeled after house lettering seen in Opatija, Croatia).
American graphic designer in Rijeka, Croatia. Designer of the ball terminal face Sumac (2010), the prismatic face Aviary (2011), Minor Slab and the self-described badass sans face On Ramp (2011, Lost Type), Leaden (2012), Anchor (2012).
Milo Dominik Ivir
Milo Dominik Ivir is a Croation graphic designer and type designer, born in Zagreb in 1968. He worked at the Institute of Print Technology and Planning in Berlin, and started Milo Typografik. Check his essay "Schrifttechnologien und Bildschirmtypografie". His faces: Agram (2000), Aramaica (1997), AvantHighBook (1997), Bonbon (1998), CorinnaHand (1999), Delirious (1998), GirlsAndBoys (1997), Gotharda (1997, a blackletterish headline face), Kaptol (1997), LexikaBold, Pianissimo (1998), Poster-Inline (1997), Poster-Outline (1997), Samantha (1997), StariGrad (1998), StephenHand (1997), Zagreb. His families: Factory (1997), FactoryBroken (1997), Klavir (1997), KlavirCaps (1997), Milo-Inline, Milo-Outline, Screen14 (1998), Screen14Bold (1998).
Croatian lettering srtist. Designer of Needlescript (2005, ITC) and Agramer (2006, calligraphic script). Her CV at ITC states: Vucko lives, works and was educated in Zagreb, Croatia. She lived in France and Sweden while in her twenties, but then returned to Croatia to work as a graphic designer for the country's largest newspaper. It was here that her passion for type and typography was born. Vucko has since gone on to become one of Croatia's leading graphic designers, and has won many awards for her advertising and packaging design.
New York City-based graphic designer. She studied graphic design at the the Art Institute of New York City and at the Academy of Fine Arts Zagreb, Croatia. In 2010, she designed the great ornamental all caps face Mevlida. [Google] [More] ⦿
Born in 1971 in Zagreb, Croatia. Graduated on Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, where she now works as an assistant. Simultaneously, she is doing a masters degree at ALU, Ljubljana, Slovenija, specializing in Visual Communications Design. Winner of an award at the 2005 FUSE type competition with her experimental security-oriented typeface "Monitoring". Digital reviver of the nice angular glagolitic font family Vrbnik Missal style (angular glagolitic, 1456) consisting of GLAG_1 (1995) and NIKI_l (1995). These fonts can be found here. [Google] [More] ⦿
Nenad Hancic (Glagolitica Fonts&Co) specializes in Glagolitic. He created two fonts, Croatica (2009), and Glagolica Missal DPG. The lower case letters of Glagolica Missal DPG are based on Missal from 1483, while the capital letters are based on those of Transit of St. Jerome from 1508. Nenad lives in Duesseldorf, Germany. [Google] [More] ⦿
This is the now defunct foundry of Boris Mahovac in Zagreb that produced a number of knock-off fonts between 1992 and 1995, such as Addressans_PP, Baskwille_PP, Candidate_PP, Cavalier_PP, Centrepiece_PP, FuturSans_PP.ttf GarantiquaBlack_PP, Garantiqua_PP, Handy_Script_PP, HelveticaHeavy_PP, Lubaline_PP, OptiMistik_PP, Pixies_PP, RomanExtraPP, Universans450_PP, Universans570_PP, and Universans670_PP. Since that episode, Boris Mahovac became a member of TypeRight, an organization that has as its goal the protection of typefaces (including, I guess, protection against knock-offs). [Google] [More] ⦿
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Marina aka Selina Huber grew up near Pula in Croatia, and applied graffiti on cows and sheep as a youngster. She is now based in Zagreb and Amsterdam. Behance link.
Typonine was founded in 2005 in Croatia and The Netherlands by Nikola Djurek, a Croatian type designer, who obtained an MA from the KABK in The Hague (2004-2005), and lives in Zabok, Croatia. He teaches type design at the University of Split and at the University of Zagreb, Croatia.
Speaker at ATypI 2013 in Amsterdam. At this meeting he presents a system that weds Latin and Cyrillic scripts. The chronology of his typefaces:
Serbian designer who lives in Belgrade. He was born in 1980 in Split, Croatia. In 2009, he obtained a Masters in Applied Graphics from the University of Arts, Belgrade. He works as an Art editor in the Serbian daily newspaper Politika, and also collaborates with FontShop.
His typefaces include Skockana (2003), Slovit (2003, an interpretation of the Cyrillic version of the Renaissance cursive), Narator (2003). Koledar (2004), Cyrillic versions of Champion and Magna (2008), Orden (2010), and Adamant BG (2009, a sturdy Cyrillic family). In 2010, Adamant BG became PF Adamant Pro (Parachute). Later in 2010, it was awarded Third Prize in the Granshan 2010 competition for Cyrillic text typefaces.
Croatian Masters student in graphics technologies and engineering in Zagreb, 2010-2011. He created the modular display face Fade (2010) which makes creative use of ball terminals. Quarity (2011) is an experimental labyrinthine face.
Archive of free foreign language fonts covering Arabic, Armenian, Bengali, Bulgarian, Burmese, Cambodian, Celtic, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Estonian, Old English, Farsi, Georgian, German, Greek, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Hindi, Hmong, Hungarian, Icelandic, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Latvian, Myanmar, Nepali, Persian, Polish, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovenian, Tagalog, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Ukranian, Urdu, Vietnamese and Welsh. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graduate from Polytechnics University in Zagreb, and student at the New York Online School for Design. Behance link. He created the fat counterless face Geometry Circle (2010). MyFonts link. Vjeko Sumic Design Studio, located in Serbia. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Koncar is a visual artist and designer born in 1979 in Bjelovar, Croatia. He lives in Zagreb where he works as art director, information architect and designer at the multidisciplinary design studio Revolucija, which he co-founded in 2004. He is into experimental typography, by which he means that he creates alphabets (not fonts) out of objects. [Google] [More] ⦿
Croatian designer (b. 1973) of the round and angular Glagolitic fonts Glagoljica-IIIstarohrvatskopismo, GlagoljicaUGLStaroHrvatskoPismo in 1995. These faces may be found here and here. Alternate URL. [Google] [More] ⦿