TYPE DESIGN INFORMATION PAGE last updated on Fri Jan 30 20:01:28 EST 2015
Type design in Cyprus
Graduate of Cyprus University of Technology. Limassol, Cyprus-based designer of the experimental typeface Embrace (2014), which consists of combinations of triangles and rectangles, and of Pin Dot (2014, a connect-the-dots typeface).. [Google] [More] ⦿
Alan M. Stanier
Juan-José Marcos García (b. Salamanca, Spain, 1963) is a professor of classics at the University of Plasencia in Spain. He has developed one of the most complete Unicode fonts named ALPHABETUM Unicode for linguistics and classical languages (classical&medieval Latin, ancient Greek, Etruscan, Oscan, Umbrian, Faliscan, Messapic, Picene, Iberic, Celtiberic, Gothic, Runic, Modern Greek, Cyrillic, Devanagari-based languages, Old&Middle English, Hebrew, Sanskrit, IPA, Ogham, Ugaritic, Old Persian, Old Church Slavonic, Brahmi, Glagolitic, Ogham, ancient Greek Avestan, Kharoshti, Old Norse, Old Icelandic, Old Danish and Old Nordic in general, Bengali, Hindi, Marathi, Phoenician, Cypriot, Linear B with plans for Glagolitic). This font has over 5000 glyphs, and contains most characters that concern classicists (rare symbols, signs for metrics, epigraphical symbols, "Saxon" typeface for Old English, etcetera). A demo font can be downloaded [see also Lucius Hartmann's place]. His Greek font Grammata (2002) is now called Ellenike.
He also created a package of fonts for Latin paleography (medieval handwriting on parchments): Capitalis Elegans, Capitalis Rustica, Capitalis Monumentalis, Antiqua Cursiva Romana, Nova Cursiva Romana (2014), Uncialis, Semiuncialis, Beneventana Minuscula, Visigothica Minuscula, Luxoviensis Minuscula, Insularis Minuscula, Insularis Majuscula, Carolingia Minuscula, Gothica Textura Quadrata, Gothica Textura Prescissa, Gothica Rotunda, Gothica Bastarda, Gothica Cursiva, Bastarda Anglicana (2014) and Humanistica Antiqua. PDF entitled Fonts For Latin Palaeography (2008-2014), in which Marcos gives an enjoyable historic overview.
Cyrillic OCS (2012) is a pair of Latin fonts that emulate Old Church Slavonic (old Cyrillic).
In 2013, he created Cuneus, a cuneiform simulation typeface.
Paleographic fonts for Greek (2014) has ten fonts designed by Marcos: Angular Uncial, Biblical Uncial, Coptic Uncial, Papyrus Uncial, Round Uncial, Slavonic Uncial, Sloping Uncial, Minuscule IX, Minuscule XI and Minuscule XV. These fonts are representative of the main styles of Greek handwriting used during the Classical World and Middle Ages on papyrus and parchments. There is also a short manual of Greek Paleography (71 pages) which explains the development of Greek handwriting from the fourth century B.C. to the invention of printing with movable type in the middle of the fifteenth A.D. He wrote a text book entitled History of Greek Typography: From the Invention of Printing to the Digital Age (in Spanish). See also here and here. [Google] [More] ⦿
He created Foldgami, Apollo 13 (techno, futuristic), Fatgami, Origamia, Paper Roll, Alt Retro (2010, multilined family), Alt Tiwo (2010, fat counterless), Alt Matey (2010, a family that includes a multiline style; the piano key typeface Alt Matey V2 followed in 2012), ALT Lautus (2010, a minimalistic monoline sans family), Japanese Cities Type Experiment (2010), ALT Alternatice (2010), ALT Vxt11 (2010, a high-contrast art deco octagonal face), ALT Aeon (2010, a unicase but multiline family), Alt Re 32 (2010, techno), ALT Mun (2010, a curlified family), ALT Breo (2011, octagonal family), ALT Exline (2011), Jun Script (2011, connected contemporary upright script), ALT Ayame (2011, condensed squarish family, +Long), Alt UAV31 (2011, an octagonal experiment), Alt Moav (2011, a striking geometric caps face. Images: i, ii, iii), Alt Geko (2011, an art deco caps face), and Archetype (unicase, Bauhaus).
Typefaces made in 2012: DNR001, ALT Kora (for the identity of Drone), ALT Fat (monospaced squarish caps face), ALT Exodus (sci fi face), Alt Wet (a paint splatter face), Alt Sku (ornamental didone face), Alt Robotechnica (pixel face), Exodus (a blackletter style straight-edged typeface), Juk01 (an ornmaental mechanical typeface), Alt Sake (a thin condensed poster typeface).
Typefaces from 2014: Ren (a free vintage display typeface family).
Peter R. Wilson's metafont code (2000-2005) for many archaic languages: Proto-Semitic (16bc), Phoenician (10bc), Greek (6bc), Greek (4bc), Etruscan (8bc), Futharc (Anglo-Saxon, 6ad), Hieroglyphics (30bc: the hieroglf provides a Metafont version of about 80 Egyptian hieroglyphs from Serge Rosmorduc's comprehensive hieroglyph package, see here for a type 1 version called Archaic-Poor-Mans-Hieroglyphs (2005)), Cypriot (9bc). Peter also developed metafont fonts for bookhands. The Archaic ollection contains fonts to represent Aramaic, Cypriot, Etruscan, Greek of the 6th and 4th centuries BCE, Egyptian hieroglyphics, Linear A, Linear B, Nabatean old Persian, the Phaistos disc, Phoenician, proto-Semitic, runic, South Arabian Ugaritic and Viking scripts. The bundle also includes a small font for use in phonetic transcription of the archaic writings. The bundle's own directory includes a font installation map file for the whole collection. The authors are Peter R. Wilson, Uwe Zimmermann and Apostolos Syropoulos. See here for the type 1 fonts Archaic-OandS (2005) and Archaic-OandS-Italic (2005). Here we find type 1 versions called Square-Capitals (2005) and Square-Capitals-Bold (2005). He also made the type 1 faces Archaic-Etruscan (2005), Archaic-Runic (2005) and Archaic-ProtoSemitic (2005). Further packages of type 1 and metafont fonts: Archaic-Aramaic (2005), South Arabian (2005, for the South Arabian script, in use for about 1000 years from roughly 600 BC; based on a metafont by Alan Stanier), Archaic-Linear-B (2005: a syllabary used in the Bronze Age (15bc) for writing Mycenaean Greek), Archaic-Nabatean (2005: the Nabatean script used in the Middle East between the fourth centuries BC and AD), Archaic-Old-Persian (2005: the Old Persian Cuneiform script in use between about 500 to 350 BC.), Archaic-Ugaritic-Cuneiform (2005: the Ugaritic Cuniform script in use about 1300 BC), Archaic-Cypriot (1999-2005). [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer who is originally from Cyprus. During his Masters studies at IED in Firenze, Italy, he created the octagonal typeface Rosso (2013).
ICTVC: International Conference on Typography & Visual Communication
A series of conferences held biannually since 2002. The motor behind these meetings is Dr. Klimis Mastoridis, Department of Design & Multimedia, University of Nicosia, Cyprus. The last (fifth) conference took place in June 2013 in Nicosia, Cyprus. [Google] [More] ⦿
From the ISTVC site, a list of their aims: To publish journals, books and electronic documents as well as to establish a library-archive of conventional and electronic artefacts related to typography and visual communication. To develop and participate in research programmes in the fields of theory, history and practice of typography and visual communication education in collaboration with Cypriot and foreign scientists as well as to build long term and meaningful relationships among similar research bodies based in Cyprus and abroad. To provide high quality services to all interested parties at national and international levels. These may include courses, seminars, workshops and field trips directed to educators and professionals as well as specialised professional training and educational validation in the fields of typography and visual communication. To organise and promote scientific and cultural events, lectures, national and international conferences and exhibitions, and to establish awards and scholarships. [Google] [More] ⦿
Ripon, CA-based designer of Code2000, Code2001 and Code2002, free Unicode fonts. The shareware font Code2000 has 36000 glyphs, including Japanese and all European languages. He has free downloadable Unicode charts, info on Unicode in Netscape/HTML, the freeware Ol Cemet' (or JKSantal) font. His free Code2001 includes Old Persian Cuneiform, Deseret, Tengwar, Cirth, Old Italic, Gothic, Aegean Numbers, Cypriot Syllabary, Pollard Script, and Ugaritic. James Kass is located in Lake Isabella, CA. Discussion by the typophiles (with complaints about the wide spacing, the letters g, 2, J, and other typographic matters). The font is the default at the JSTOR site.
Juan-José Marcos García
Designer of a public domain Unicode font in 2005 called MPH 2B Damase. It can be found here. Created by Mark Williamson, it covers Armenian, Cherokee, Coptic (Bohairic subset), Cypriot Syllabary, Cyrillic (Russian and other Slavic languages), Deseret, Georgian (Asomtavruli and Nuskhuri but no Mkhedruli), Glagolitic, Gothic, Greek (including Coptic characters), Hebrew, Latin, Limbu, Linear B (partial coverage of ideograms and syllabary), Old Italic, Old Persian cuneiform, Osmanya, Phoenician, Shavian, Syloti Nagri (no conjuncts), Tai Le (no combining tone marks), Thaana, Tifinagh, Ugaritic, Vietnamese. See also here. The font is used by the popular Debian Linux software. Mark Williamson also designed a free fonts for Osmanya, Ugaritic and Shavian called Andagii (2003). His Penuturesu covers Linear B.
Mark contributed to the GNU Freefont project, which used these ranges:
Paleofonts V. 2
Vasil Gligorov from Skopje, Macedonia, has a 16MB file with almost 300 truetype fonts that represent 30 ancient scripts: Luwian, Ugaritic, Aramaic, Runic, Syriac, Glagolitic, OCS Cyrillic, Persian Cuneiform, Egyptian Hieroglyphs, Demotic, Linear A (Complex signs), Linear B, Proto-Greek, Ancient and Medieval Greek, Ancient and Medieval Latin, Gothic, Etruscan, Oscan, Phoenician, Galilean, Celto-Iberian, Coptic, Meroitic, Cypriot, Vina, Ancient Hebrew, Samaritan, Sanskrit, Ugaritic, Manichean, Ogham, Umbrian, Asomtavruli Mrglovani, Siloam type-Inscription. Alternate URL. [Google] [More] ⦿
Peter R. Wilson
Designer of the school project experimental font Energytye (2013), which started out by images of batteries. Urbanstone (2013) is an octagonal typeface that reflects on urban decay. Salih was based in Morphou, Cyprus, and is now in Izmir, Turkey.
Hagia Sophia (2013) is a display typeface that is based on the architecture of the church/mosque Hagia Sophia in Istanbul. Snakes (2014) is a paperclip typeface. Kistype (2014) is based on Seher Kis's handwriting. [Google] [More] ⦿
The type design work of Manchester, NH's Andy Krahling, features handwriting fonts and grungy typefaces. Free typefaces include Elementric, AndyHand, Matta, Bobcat, MrHanky, Ruffian Outline, Ruffian Bold, Pointed, PointedOut, FatLefty, Jinx, Strait, Cyprian, Primer, Schooldaze, CrudHeads, Squish, Skimpus, Schooldaze, Simpleton, Squish, Sigmund, Bobcat, Dot2Dot, Kilroy Was Here, Matt9, Scrawllege, Simpleton, Lockjaw, Zag, Stockquote, Type Block (2012), HesitantShadow, Bloated, Jailbird and NotsoSkimpus.
Andy also makes handwriting and signature fonts. Logo fonts custom-made at about 100USD a font.
Commercial fonts at 10USD a shot include Britta Regular, Class Bold, Class, Cowpoker, Fred Regular, Jerko Bold, Jerko Outline, Jerko Regular, Joe, Lockjaw Bold, Marko Heavy, Marko Regular, Maryhand, Minerva Bold, Minerva, Norm Write Bold, Norm Write Left, Norm Write, Scripto Hand Bold, Scripto Hand, Tape, Wallaby.
Conference in Nicosia, Cyprus, 6-8 June 2013, organized by Klimis Mastoridis at the University of Nicosia, Cyprus. Coorganizers include Gerry Leonidas and Anna Kiriakidou. Web links: http://www.flickr.com/photos/25247013@N03/sets/72157634122434873/, http://www.eyemagazine.com/blog/post/type-in-multiple-directions, http://www.haniotika-nea.gr/123235-Διεθνές%20συνέδριο%20“ενάντια%20στη%20λήθη”%20.html, http://blogs.reading.ac.uk/typography-at-reading/2013/06/12/reading-at-ictvc-5-nicosia-2/, http://www.parathyro.com/?p=21834, http://www.parathyro.com/?p=21445, http://fineartcourseuhcy.wordpress.com/2013/06/11/against-lethe-ictvc-exhibition-at-politis-newspaper-department-of-design-and-multimedia-university-of-nicosia/, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ictvc-International-Conference-on-Typography-Visual-Communication/310862722345918?ref=hl#. [Google] [More] ⦿
Conference in Nicosia, Cyprus, 17-19 June 2010, organized by Klimis Mastoridis at the University of Nicosia, Cyprus. The announcement: On 17, 18&19 June 2010 the Department of Design&Multimedia at the University of Nicosia will be hosting the 4th International Conference on Typography and Visual Communication (ICTVC) with the general theme "Lending Grace to Language". [...] ICTVC is organized in collaboration with the Mass Media and Communication Institute (IMME), Cyprus, and AlterVision, Greece, and is supported by the Department of Typography&Graphic Communication at the University of Reading (UK), the Association Typographique Internationale (ATypI), the Greek Graphic Designers Association (EGE) and the Thessaloniki Design Museum.
Web links for the first four ICTVC conferences: , http://www.flickr.com/groups/ictvc2010/, http://www.facebook.com/pages/4th-ICTVC/190465083336, http://www.flickr.com/groups/ictvc2007/pool/, http://www.23hq.com/tag/ictvc, http://www.helveticafilm.com/newblog/2007/06/23/macedonian-madness/, http://news.kathimerini.gr/4dcgi/_w_articles_civ_1_08/07/2007_233273, http://news.kathimerini.gr/4dcgi/_w_articles_civ_1_21/06/2007_231459, http://www.leonidas.org/dokuwiki/doku.php/texts:interviews:epsilon, http://www.slanted.de/eintrag/verbal-graphic, http://biographix.blogspot.com/2007/07/3-workshops-2.html, http://backpacker.gr/files/typography.pdf, http://s174.photobucket.com/albums/w112/mafaldaQ/ICTVC/, http://tsevis.blogspot.com/2007/06/3rd-ictvc-mozaix-synthetix.html, http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&VideoID=23502418, http://www.vcdc.gr/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=16988, http://raissaki.gr/pages/3rdictvc.html?which=results⟨=english, http://www.typophile.com/node/31532, http://www.youshouldliketypetoo.com/about/the-year-at-reading/, http://typestack.com/uncategorized/first-cyprus-type-conference/, http://www.books.gr/ViewShopProduct.aspx?Id=3609891, http://tobaccorri.blogspot.com/2007/06/3.html, Ο ΠΟΛΙΤΗΣ | ΜΑΪΟΣ 2010. [Google] [More] ⦿
A guide to Unicode-based fonts and script projects that are ideal for free/libre/open source (FLOSS) operating systems like Linux and FreeBSD. Maintained by Ed Trager, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Under Pan-Unicode fonts, he lists in 2005:
Unicode Fonts for Ancient Scripts
This is a fantastic source of free high-quality fonts for scripts of the greater Aegean vicinity, Egyptian Hieroglyphs, Meroitic, Sumero-Akkadian Cuneiform, Musical Symbols and all Symbol Blocks in the Unicode Standard. George Douros is their Greek font designer. His free fonts come with this exemplary footnote: In lieu of a licence: Fonts in this site are offered free for any use; they may be opened, edited, modified, regenerated, posted, packaged and redistributed. Many of his fonts contributed to important section in the GNU Freefont project. Here is the list:
An on-line tool to showcase the fonts installed on one's computer. Description: [...] Wordmark.it detects fonts installed on your system with a small Flash script written by Marko Dugonjic of Type Tester. It also uses Remy Sharp's font detection script. [...] I'm Fahri Özkaramanli (b. Nicosia, 1980), a freelance visual communication designer living in Istanbul. I received my BA in Visual Communication Design at Istanbul Bilgi University in 2005 where I am a candidate in VCDMFA and currently teaching Web Design and Interactive Web Projects courses as a part time instructor. [Google] [More] ⦿