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Luc Devroye
McGill University
Montreal, Canada
lucdevroye@gmail.com
http://luc.devroye.org
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Agafonov Stephan

Creative designer in Moscow who made a Cyrillic font called Origami (2013). This typeface was obtained by scanning cut and folded strips of paper, and has a hand-made dadaist appearance. I am not sure that it has been digitized. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alessandro Valentim de Sousa

During his graphic design studies in Maranguape, Brazil, Alessandro Valentim created the dadaist typeface Luzitana (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexandre Dimos
[de Valence]

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AlfaType
[Joseph Miceli]

Ex-student at the Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. Italian designer of Equo (2006), a VAG Round style display family which also includes Equo Stencil Caps, Equo Extended, and Equo Extra Fat. Other creations: Shaolin Caps, Stout Caps, Frank-Latin (wide wedge-serifed face), Crasto (serif family). Some fonts are free or have a free test version.

Born in Sicily, he spent half of his life in New York City, and studied for four years in The Netherlands. He worked in Lithuania with a group called Alfa60, and is now based in Turin.

Later fonts: MM Vinny (a multiple master family designed for use by the cosa nostra), Yorker (based on The NewYorker), MM Charlie, Artissima Condensed (a dada poster font), Romano Grotesque, Futura Passata, Novalis Condensed.

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

Amber Mcleod

Creator of AMToon (2009, Fontcapture), a bouncy dada face. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrew McCluskey

Independent game developer Andrew McCluskey (Nalgames, Dundee, Scotland, b. 1991) 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 faces.

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 face 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), 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, Vermin Vibes Dystopia, 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: 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.

Dafont link. Most of his faces were made using FontStruct, where he is known as NAL or Notalot. Fontspace link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Angela Riott

Digital artist in Erie, PA. She illustrates (check Le French and Chris & Morgan, 2012) and she designs type (check her first font, a dada style typeface without a name, 2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Apply Design Group
[Thomas Sokolowski]

German foundry (est. 1989) based in Hannover and run by Thomas Sokolowski, selling mainly display fonts. Thomas made standard ransom note fonts such as Mystery EF Mixed (1990). He also designed about ten clean old typewriter fonts such as Old Typewriter EF Regular, 1990. Other fonts include the ultra-thin Spirit EF, Imprimeur Classique (1989, a computer modern face), Scripture (1990, handwriting).

Sokolowski founded Apply Design Group in Hanover, Germany, in 1989. Apply Design Typeface Library. Overview.

Fonts and designers: DNA (by Steven Boss), CasaSeraSera (by Yanek Iontef), Nurse Ratchet (by Don Synstelien), Thordis, Amoebia (by Jens Gehlhaar), Aspera (by Harald Oehlerking), Bastard (1995, Ansgar Knipschild), BigDots (1993, Andreas Klimek-Falke), Birds (Manfred Klein), Blindfish (1992, Jens Gehlhaar), BodoniRough (1998, Thomas Sokolowski), FuturRough, GaramondRough (1997, Christian Terbeck), Rohrfeder-Rough (1997, Christian Terbeck), Bumpers, Casc Seta, Coltrane, Concept One, Concept Two, Cornwall, DamnedDingbats, DeconStruct, Electrobazar, Elside, EthnoFont, Fuzzy (1998, Jonas Gonell), Gagamond (1993, Jens Gehlhaar), Grind (1994, Ansgar Knipschild), Hansel (Catinka Keul, children's handwriting), Homeboyz (1994, Oliver Hoffmann), ImprimeurClassique (a didone font, 1993, Thomas Sokolowski), Indian Summer, Las Bonitas (1992, Thomas Sokolowski), MarieLuise (1994, Dietmar Schmidt), MedLed, Merz (1993, Thomas Sokolowski: not clear idf this is supposed to be a dada typeface), Monterrey (1993, Thomas Sokolowski), MoreKaputt, Mex (1992, Thomas Sokolowski), Mystery (1992, Thomas Sokolowski), Old Typewriter (1992, Thomas Sokolowski), Tierfreund, Thing (1993, Mathias Maassen-Pohlen), Paccer, Rio (1994, Alfred Smeets), Scripture, Spirit, Steelplate, Truck, Uhura (1993, Ansgar Knipschild), Xtronic (1995, Thomas Sokolowski), Tokay, ScreamHot, scanneZ, Fanatique, Euredice, and WhyNot. Great web presentation, and complete character sets. In grunge, Concept is as good as they come, for example.

The company also sells a CD with erotic icons. CD ROM called "typografica" with high quality display fonts in PostScript. List of fonts. Fonts sold by Faces. Other type designers: Manfred Klein, Alexander Koch, Carlo Krüger, Antje Wolf.

FontHaus link. Klingspor link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Artery Design
[Botond Bokor]

Artery Design is located in Gothenburg, Sweden, and is run by Botond Bokor (b. 1978). In 2012, Botond published a few free fonts at Dafont: Elsö (a very beautiful brush face), Cutout (dadaist), Kabbe (hand-printed), Mafla (wall writing face).

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ashley Bragg

Lawrence, KS-based designer of the dadaist typeface Scissor (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aurora Grotesk

An expert discussion on the metal origins and digital grandchildren of Aurora Grotesk. I summarize. The original seems to date back to the Johannes Wagner Foundry (1912), but Paul Barnes points out that the same typeface appears under a multiple of names in the Handbuch der Schriftarten, 1926:

  • Akzidenz-Grotesk, Breite fette, Haas'sche Schriftgießerei
  • Aurora Grotesk, C.E. Weber (12 styles; scan by Ulrich Stiehl)
  • Edel-Grotesk, Fette, Ludwig Wagner
  • Favorit-Grotesk, Otto Weisert
  • Klassische Grotesk, Breite fette, J. D. Trennert&Sohn
  • Koloß, Breite, J. John Söhne, Hamburg
  • Krupp-Hallo, Wagner&Schmidt and then Ludwig&Mayer
  • Progreß-Grotesk, C. E. Weber
  • Siegfried-Grotesk, D. Stempel
  • Venus-Grotesk, Breite fette, Bauersche Gießerei
On the digital side, in chronological order:
  • Swiss 939, aka AuroraBT Bold Condensed and AuroraBT Roman Condensed (between 1990 and 1999): two narrow Aurora styles by Bitstream (see also Uli Stiehl's charts).
  • Reservoir Grunge (1999, free font by Zeta Fonts, South Africa).
  • Annonce (2006, Canada Type) by Hans van Maanen.
  • Dada Grotesk (2007, Optimo) by Alexandre Dimos and Gaël Étienne (deValence).
[Google] [More]  ⦿

Ben Green

Ashford, UK-based creator of the avant garde sans family Alvar Benjamin (2011), and a dada paper cut-out typeface (2012). Behance link. Another Behance link [this one goes to a Londoner, who made the dada face---they are possibly different Ben Greens]. He graduated in 2007 from The University of Kent at Canterbury. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bjarne Henning Kvaale
[Heyheydecay]

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Boris Vargas Vasquez

Graphic designer in Buenos Aires. In 2012, he made the experimental typeface Absurda, which in spirit, and to some extent in form, conjures up images of dadaism. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Botond Bokor
[Artery Design]

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Brode Vosloo
[Sacred Nipple Type Foundry]

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Carlos Segura

Born in 1956 in Santiago, Cuba, Segura founded the design firm Segura Inc in 1991 and the type foundry [T-26] in 1994 in Chicago.

He made Square 40 and Square 45 (2006, athletic lettering, octagonal), 26FacesA, Peepod (2000, great ornaments), Boxspring (1995, dadaist), Dingura, FaxfontFine (1997), FaxfontStandard (1997), FaxfontTone, FlacoSolid, FreeBeCaps, FreeDom-Normal, Mattress, Neo-Bold, Pintor (2006, wallpainting face), RPM (decals and logos), Sport IT (dingbats), Time In Hell (deconstructed Times).

Interview at typographer.com. Emodigi site. Interview. Another interview. CV. Klingspor link.

Catalog of Carlos Segura's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Comoon Laboratorios
[David Serrano]

Madrid and/or Badajoz-based designer David Serrano (Comoon Laboratorios) published the counterless dadaist typeface Ardua (2012), Footter (2012, free), Mariana (2012, alchemic), the titling face Cuadrate (2012) and the display faces Robusta (2012) and Rea Time (2012).

In 2013, he drew the Fubika alphabet.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Coniglio Type
[Joseph Coniglio]

Delta, CO (and, earlier, Stamford, CT)-based Joseph Coniglio (b. Niagara Falls, NY, 1955) and a small group of designers. Check out the typewriter families Carbon 14, Passport, Vintage Type, Garnet Euro Typewriter (2004, grungy), and Telepath.

Other fonts: Aspersion, Grasshopper (dada), Burnt Toast (rounded fat finger face), Yardbord Numerals, Snyder Speed, Autocrat, NudE, Jack Rabbit, Felt Marker, Oregon Dry, Sublime, Omaha, Nomad, Aquacia (stencil), Rainmaker (stencil).

Showcase of Joseph Coniglio's typefaces at MyFonts. The Coniglio Type typeface library. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Dadaism

Dada or Dadaism is a cultural movement that began in Zürich, Switzerland, during World War I and peaked from 1916 to 1922. The movement primarily involved visual arts, literature-poetry, art manifestoes, art theory-theatre, and graphic design, and concentrated its anti-war politics through a rejection of the prevailing standards in art through anti-art cultural works. For many participants, the movement was a protest against the bourgeois nationalist and colonialist interests which many Dadaists believed were the root cause of the war, and against the cultural and intellectual conformity - in art and more broadly in society - that corresponded to the war. Dada was anti-art. It is believed that Dadaism started in October 1916 in Zurich where Hugo Ball, Emmy Hennings, Tristan Tzara, Jean Arp, Marcel Janco, Richard Huelsenbeck, Sophie Täuber, along with others, discussed art and put on performances in the Cabaret Voltaire expressing their disgust with the war and the interests that inspired it. In the Netherlands the Dada movement centered mainly around Theo van Doesburg, most well known for establishing the De Stijl movement and magazine of the same name. The dadaists developed some art techniques such as collages, assemblages (3d collages), photomontages, and readymades. Another encyclopedia. German page on Dada's history. Summary. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dadaism
[Manfred Klein]

Dadaisistic typefaces, if we can call them that: CaslonDadaesque, CaslonDadaesqueLeft, CookinDada-Italic, DadaDa, DadaDaSerif, DadaGridB, DadaGridD, DadaMeetsStoneage, DadaSchwitters, DadasAngie-Bold, DadasAngie-Oblique, DadasDreams, DadasTraces-Bold, DadasTraces, DadasTracesFreeshapes-BoldItalic, DadasTracesFreeshapes-Italic, GridDadaA, GridDadaC, ReadItOrDada, DadaSays (2005). All by Manfred Klein. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Dadaism: Fontscape

Fontscape uses ransom note (collage) fonts for its dadaist category: Alta California (Monotype), P22 Dada. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dadaism: Linotype

Linotype confuses Dadaism with grunge, and suggests that its library has the following dadaist typefaces: Agrafie, F2F Shakkarakk, F2F TechLand, F2F Whale Tree, Linotype Automat, Linotype Compendio, Linotype Dropink and Linotype Transis. [Google] [More]  ⦿

David Koffe

Valparaiso, Chile-based designer (b. 1992) of the dadaist, or paper cut, typeface Valparaletra (2014) and of Blocking (2014, FontStruct). Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

David Phillips
[StockBucket]

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David Serrano
[Comoon Laboratorios]

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de Valence
[Alexandre Dimos]

de Valence is a graphic design and type design bureau in Saint-Ouen, France, run by Alexandre Dimos and Gaël Étienne. Their typefaces: Dada Grotesk (2007, Optimo), Dodo Grotesk (2005), Trois-cent quinze (2003), Le Gras (2004), Manuel (2003, stencil), Sweet Sweat (2004), Le Gros (2003), Sansas (2005, futuristic). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dung van Meerbeeck

Vietnamese/Belgian designer (b. Saigon, 1958) who uses brushes and pens to create handwritten fonts in 1994 such as DuMathieu, DuMifu, DuBrush, DuTurner, DuGauguin, DuDuchamp, DuMoore and DuChirico.

His fonts have perfect rhythm, and were published by FontShop in the FontFont collection.

View Dung van Meerbeeck's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Fedor Sorokin

During his studies at the British Higher School of Art and Design in Moscow, Fedor Sorokin designed the modular Bauhaus stencil face Ründstük (2012) and Russian Dolls Font (2012).

In 2013, he published the free typeface Bodonika, a fun dada font, the result of what if Helvetica f u c k s Bodoni? [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fernando Haro

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain-based designer (b. 1971) of the monoline sans face Depez (2011), Fabada (2011), and the free monoline geometric sans face La Chata (2011). La chatte, in French? Maybe not.

In 2011, he made the monoline organic sans face Lerótica (free at OFL).

In 2012, he created Nabatea (stone chisel typeface), V de Vacia (a grungy outline face), Sabática (organic), the straight-edged data style typeface Gabardina, the grotesk face A Bebedera, the shadow face B de Bonita, D Puntillas, and the deconstructed Qebrada.

In 2013, he designed Yacarena Ultra, H.H. Agallas, Nacimiento (a dymo label font), J Airplane Swash (a psychedelic typeface named after Jefferson Airplane), CA Garrutas (grunge), CA Gatintas (grunge), I Am Telefono (the largest phone dingbat and scanbat face on earth), Wach Op-Art (kaleidoscopic icons), K.O. Activista, I Am Hueca, X Template (stencil), H.H.Samuel (rounded sans), U2 Metalona (a beautiful white-on-black display face), M F Plexus Italic, J.M. Nexus Grotesque (an "thin inline' fat grotesque), Wachinanga, Tabaquera, Pabellona (grunge), El Pececito (video game font), the poster typeface Hobby of Night (OFL), H2O Shadow (outline version of Fabada), Zabatana Poster (a didone-inspired poster font), Oaxaquena Tall, Yacimiento (wood style wedge serif), and Rabanera.

Typefaces from 2014: F2 Tecnocratica, F1 Secuencia Quad (pixel face), La Pejina FFP (bilined), Tabaiba Wild, Gabachita (ultra-condensed rounded sans).

OFL link. Behance link. Dafont link. Devian tart link. Abstract Fonts link. Fontspace link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

FOD (was: HyperNova, or: Demon Hill Font Factory)

FOD:4 stands for Fonts Over Drive Four. Free truetype fonts for PC and Mac: DH-Angry-Santa-Claus, DemonCubicBlock-NKP, DemonCubicBlock-NKP-Black, DemonCubicBlock-NKP-Dark, DemonCubicBlock-NKP-Shade, DemonCubicBlock-NKP-Tile, DemonCubicBlockFont, DemonCubicBlockFont-Black, DemonCubicBlockFont-Dark, DemonCubicBlockFont-Shade, DemonCubicBlockFont-Tile (a family of 3d block fonts for Latin and katakana), DemonDaDaFont, DH-GENTRY, DH-GENTRY-(SIDE-B), DH-O-Ne-Sho, Hayasaw, DemonicHyperNovaFont, DemonKakubariFont, DemonMetallicFont, SonicDemonFont, Windows, DemonWipeOutFont, DemonWipeOutFont-Proportional, DemonicWipeoutXLFont, DemonWipeoutXLFontProportional.

Home page in Japan. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Francois Xavier Saint Georges

Montreal-based designer and artist, who created a paper cutout / dada typeface in 2013 called Not Everything Is Easy.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Future Fonts
[Jonathan Edwards]

Future Fonts is the Liverpool-based company run by Jonathan Edwards, the UK-based designer of GF Cappuccino (1999, at GarageFonts), Nemesis (2003, brushy handwriting), Nemesis Shareware, CherryCoke (a dadaist face) and Expresso (2000, Linotype).

Other commercial fonts: Ameticana (handwriting), Bjork (a 2000 update of a 1998 font by Animus), Dragon, Nightingale, Scrooge.

Free fonts: Aftermath, Cherry Coke, Da Bomb, OverExpose, Tribal Funk. They used to have Oberon, Broken, Coca Kola, Willo the Wisp, Not-so-free fonts Santa-Claus, Bitched, and the beautiful Ginseng.

Alternate URL. FontShop link. Dafont link. Alternate site for Cherry Coke. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

George Grosz

German painter and illustrator of the Berlin Dada and New Objectivity eras. He emigrated to the United States in 1933. This stamp commemorates his life, 1893-1959. Trewin Copplestone writes: A deeply disillusioned man, he saw humanity as essentially bestial and the city of Berlin as a sink of depravity and deprivation, its streets crowded with unprincipled profiteers, prostitutes, war-crippled dregs and a variety of perverts. A communist, his feeling of social outrage stimulated him to produce the most biting drawings and paintings. Images: Made in Germany (1920), Beauty Thee Will Praise (1919). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Guilt Bug (or: Nonworkers)

Creator of several free fonts based on iFontMaker in 2011. Some are dadaist. These include Alphabugs, Snappier, Shonkyman, and Guiltbug Original. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hanae Ejiri

During her graphic design studies at the Gold Coast Institute of TAFE in Gold Coast, Australia, Hanae Ejiri created the typeface Dada (2014), named after the dada movement from 1916-1923. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Heyheydecay
[Bjarne Henning Kvaale]

Designer of these free fonts: DaDa Antiquerist (2006), Skjend-Hans-Gotisk (2009, curly frilly blackletter), Equimanthorn (2006, blackletter), Skjend Hans Gotisk (2006, fancy blackletter), Millennium Midnight (2006, handprinted). Dafont link. Yet another URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

HMF (or: HandMadeFont)
[Vladimir Loginov]

Foundry in Tallinn, Estonia, est. 2008 by Vladimir and Maksim Loginov. Home page. A prime example of their vector craft is Vectorillo (2011), a delicate thread-themed face.

In 2012, many were added, including HMF Marzipan, HMF Hulk, and HMF Read More Books (dadaist). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ieda Yumi Assano

Sao Paulo-based designer of the dadaist vernacular typeface Mainha (2014), which emulates the technique of xilogravura. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ingrid Garcia

Ingrid Garcia (Kontur Networx, Germany) created the tape font Typo3InspiredV2 (2013). This is a commercial hook. Fontspace link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

JC Fonts
[Joël Carrouché]

JC Fonts is the foundry, est. 2009, of Joël Carrouché (b. 1984). Joël Carrouché lives and works in Kaysersberg in France's Alsace region. He created the minimal sans serif family Estate (2009, T-26). In 2011, he created the fattish comic book style face Bango and the monoline geometric sans family Ando.

In 2013, he published the simple condensed sans face Hand Gothic and the rounded sans family Korb.

Typefaces from 2014: Troika (a free German expressionist or dadaist papercut typeface), Reso (an experimental geometric typeface).

Klingspor link. Behance link. Dafont link. Fontsquirrel link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Jess Ysais

Jess Ysais (Philadelphia, PA) used paper cut letters to construct a dadaist typeface called Feist Metals (2012).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joël Carrouché
[JC Fonts]

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Jonathan Edwards
[Future Fonts]

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Josefin Steding Selander

Graphic designer in Norrkoping, Sweden. Creator of the monospaced dadaist face Block Me (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joseph Coniglio
[Coniglio Type]

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Joseph Miceli
[AlfaType]

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Joshua Olsthoorn

Joshua Olsthoorn (Athens, Greece) designed Merz Grotesk in 2013 after a Merz Magazine model from 1924 published by Kurt Schwitters. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joy Paton

Inspired by Jean Hans Arp, a dada movement artist, Joy Paton (Leicester, UK) dropped some objects on a table, and made glyphs in this randomized manner. The experimental and nonsensical result is The Laws Of Chance typeface (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

J.P. Brown

Canadian designer of the squarish dadaist typeface Box (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kristina Gess

Kristina Gess (Chelyabinsk, Russia) created the Latin paper-cut typeface Dancing Font (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kunj Mehta

Mumbai-based creator of Fumio Tachibana (2013), a dada style typeface that is based on the iconic collage style of Japanese designer and artist Fumio Tachibana. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kurt Schwitters

German artist and writer associated with the Dada movement in Hanover, 1887-1948. Unclear which fonts he designed. But he had many original book designs, book covers, and posters. Cover of Merz (1925). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Laurie Stoddart

Graphic designer in Birmingham, UK, who studied at the Birmingham Institute of Art and Design at BCU (Birmingham City University) in 2008. He created a number of typefaces in 2012 such as Coco, Deco Sans, Lovelle Stencil, and dada paper cutout typeface.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lesha Melnikov

Russian designer.

Dafont link.

Creator of the dadaist font Jek5 (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Leyla Muratovic

Melbourne-based codesigner with Tony Ibbotson in 2008 of the dada typeface Guzman y Gomez, which won a distinction for typography at AGDA 2008.

Behance link. Cargo Collective link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lina Grin

Lina Grin (or: Lina Grigorenko) is from Moscow, Russia, where she studied at the British Higher School of Art and Design. At that school, she designed the dada paper cutout typeface People Were Here (2011).

She continued her studies at the University of the Arts London / London College of Communication, where she created the experimental circle-based typeface Sigma (2012), the "cloudy" Sky (2013), he playful Jamze (2013), Lily (2013), and the scratchy typeface Saiko (2013).

She also created the experimental geometric Latin face Zepta (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Linnosaurus

Illustrator and graphic designer located in Oslo, Norway. His/her typefaces:

  • Deco Stijl (2008). An art deco typeface inspired by Paris in the 1920s and De Stijl.
  • Snørypa (2008). A modular typeface made within the limitations of Letterrors.
  • Dadada (2008). A selection of dadaist characters. The typeface was made for the festival Scandale! Paris 1920 at The Barratt Due Institute of Music.
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Ludiko kidult lab

Italian art cooperative in Omegna, where one can download the nice hand-printed Ave Giulio (2009). Other fonts viewable via Behance include Downboy (2009). Dafont link. Other fonts: Sciallo (2009), Maruto Skiing (2009, an art deco beauty), Crookers (2009, a dada face). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Manfred Klein
[Dadaism]

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Manfred Klein
[TypOasis 2004]

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Marcel Duchamp

French dada artist, 1887-1968. Several fonts were made that were inspired by his writing, most notably FF DuDuchamp (Dung Van Meerbeeck). Interestingly, Richard Kegler, the founding partner of P22 type foundry in 1994, mentioned that P22 was an outgrowth of his Master's thesis project on Marcel Duchamp. P22 has had its trouble with the Duchamp font of Kegler, which was designed in 1994. As P22 puts it [text by them]:

  • April 1994: Created for the "Through The Large Glass" Installation as a collaboration between Richard Kegler and Michael Want. "P22" has been a name used for years as an art collective based in the Buffalo NY area. P22 type foundry was the name given as the creative entity behind of the font. Uploaded to America Onlines Macintosh Software forum.
  • August 1994: Interest generated in fonts resulted in Purchase order from LA Museum of Contemporary Art--P22 type foundry officially begins operation. A follow up font, Miro, inspired by the fascinating forms of Spanish artist Joan Miro, was introduced in October 1994.
  • June 1995: Joan Miro's grandson pulls our Miro fonts off the shelves of the Guggenheim giftshop and enlists the Artists Rights Society! Our understanding of the copyright laws at the time were blissfully ignorant! We write a letter to the Artists Rights Society and plead our case, hoping for an amicable solution. Since we are an Artists based organization and our work is done with much reverence and research on our subjects, we feel if we are represented to the estates, they will work with us on a suitable royalty. ARS returns to us with an order to stop selling Miro AND Duchamp. They give us several months to sell off our stock and pay a royalty to ARS who will in turn pay the estates. We wish to separate the issues of Miro and Duchamp since Duchamp is the great master of appropriation, it would be inconcievable that such a nod to his art and philosophies on art would be challenged by his estate. ARS refuses to comply. We have no money fight [to] this in court so we must comply.
  • November 1995: Final sales of Miro and Duchamp. Duchamp is taken off of America Online. We abide by the orders of ARS.
  • March 1996: Final payment is made to ARS for all sales of Duchamp and Miro. A letter is in turn sent to our lawyers indicating that even though final payment has been recieved, we are still obliged to supply regular statements of any sales. Our definition of Final payment is that all sales have been made, accounted for and royalties paid. ARS is either unaware of this, or questioning our honor.
  • July 1996: No resolution has been reached. We have made our wishes known to ARS that we would like to license to use of the Duchamp name from the estate for the font. They will not persue the issue.
  • So--if you own a copy of Duchamp- consider it a collectors item. If you ever have to deal with ARS, be on your guard. Associates of ours who have dealt with them have consistently had rather unpleasant results. The goals of this organization are intended to protect artists from unauthorized infringement. Their tactics are questionable and in the end, hinder the dissemination of art history to the public. They harrass museums who wish to market images from their own collections and inacurately represent the estates they are enlisted to represent. ARS claims to represent over 23,000 artists.
  • If you would like to see the Duchamp font in use, watch The Single Guy on NBC. It is a wacky sitcom about a wacky bachelor!
A brief note: the hand-printed fonts P22 Duchamp and P22 Duchamp-Bold (1994) can be found in numerous font archives. I am afraid that they are not collectors' items.

Footnote: It appears that P22 also designed a set of ornaments called Readymades in the original collection, together with P22 Duchamp and P22 Duchamp Bold. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mariska W

Dutch creator of Tapefont (2013), which was made by superimposing pieces of tape. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Martin Le Hénand

French creator (b. 1995) of the fat rounded counterless face Zitti (2009), the fat angular counterless face Kiss Kiss from Paris (2010, dadaist), and the geometric face Crazy Loop in Paris (2009).

In 2012, he created the brush face Durden.

In 2013, he added the geometric typeface KV.

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Maxime Tolbecq

Brussels-based creator of No Way Back (2012, dadaist titling face).

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

Michael Jarboe
[Reserves (or: AE Type)]

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Michelle Silvestre

Graphic designer in Mississauga, Ontario. In 2012, she designed the dadaist typeface Mese. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Monochrom (and--or Pheist)
[Stefanie Koerner]

Monochrom is Stefanie Koerner's place. She works at the Academy of Fine Arts in Hamburg, and has designed fonts such as Baltic Interface Net (2000, pixel font), ReconstructDing (2005), FastenYourSeatbelt (2002, dingbats; Clean and Textured), BIN-Outline and BIN (2000, pixel font family). At Cape Arcona, she made the free fonts CA Dater (2005, grunge), CA Fusion (2005, outline), CA Misfit (2009, grunge) and CA Scribb (2005). Pheist in Hamburg is another site of hers. Here she has all the fonts mentioned above, plus the freeware or shareware fonts pxlpack (2005), TXTRS (2005), DPX (2005), Mink (2012), Paper Johnny (2006, a dada typeface), Rodeo King (2007, handprinted), Fipps (2007, outline pixel face), HeinzHeinrich (2008, blackletter pixel face), PlakkenWalls (2003, scanbats), Plakken (2003, grunge), Phatone (2007, pixel face), Commo (2008, pixel face), wide9serif, wide9, wide8, and narrow8.

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

MyFonts: Dada

Dada movement fonts at MyFonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Natalia Caruso

Graphic dsigner in Rio de Janeiro. In a type design course of Nair de Paula, she created the dadaist Durex and Durex Sem Falhas typeface in 2011. Free downloads here and here and here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nudo Label

Mexican designer in Guadalupe, b. 1984. He created the dadaist typeface Nudo Dislocado (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Omar Mogollón

Colombian designer (b. 1983) of Creepy Circus (2014), Bad Luck (2014, paper cut font), Gonza (2014, fat finger font), Chanda Feliz (2014, caps only comic book typeface), Sin Gracia (2014), Caricaturista (2014, a comic book font), Oh January (2014, hand-printed), Mr Mogollon (2013, hand-drawn) and Digital Kid (2013, dadaist).

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

P22 Dada
[Richard Kegler]

Richard Kegler (P22) created P22 Dada in 1995-1996. Changes were made in 1998 and 2006. This style is sometimes classified under ransom note fonts and hacker fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

P22 Type Foundry
[Richard Kegler]

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 (2003, free), Acropolis Now (1995, a Greek simulation face 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, Bauhaus (Bauhaus fonts based on the lettering of Herbert Bayer), Bifur (2004, Richard Kegler, after the 1929 original by Cassandre), Blackout, 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), FLLWExhibition, FLLW 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 codesigned 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 him 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), Preissig, 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; face 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), 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 free 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).

MyFonts interview.

View Richard Kegler's typefaces. View the IHOF / P22 typeface library. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Pia Montes de Oca

During her graphic design studies at FADU / UBA in Buenos Aires, Pia Montes de Oca created the thin display face Pocafont (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rebecca

Creator of free fonts. These include Dynamic (2012, a connected fifties script), Rails, I Scrap (2012, handprinted), Dogwood (2012), Symbols1 (2012), Social Networking Symbols (2012, three styles), ESPN (2012, 3d, outlined), Tattoo Parlor (2012), Life's too short (2012), animaltracksPQSEWVRZ (2012), Spring Flowers (2012), Pear Trees (2012, flowing script), Blue Skies (2012, cursive hand), Simply Adorable (2012), Steppingstones (2012, 3d, outlined), Blob Regular (2012), Which Way (2012), Candied (2012), Here and there (2012), Thin Hand (2012), Rebecca Hand (2012), Blockhedd (2012, a 3d face), Symbols Font (2012, a hacker font).

In 2011, she made StraightLines (cut out, dada style), New Age, Nintey Degrees (sic), Disco, Untitled, Gothic Regular and Futuristica (dada style). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Reserves (or: AE Type)
[Michael Jarboe]

Reserves (and, since 2012, AE Type) is a commercial foundry offering mostly techno faces. It is located in Carlsbad and Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA, and run by Michael Jarboe. He graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art, and now lives and works in San Diego.

The earliest typefaces: Base (stencil), Evac (octagonal), Claes (a heavy blacked out display face named after Swedish sculptor Claes Oldenburg), Raider, Error (LED simulation face), Reserves03 (2009), Output II (2009), Scape (octagonal stencil), Void, Vacant (2009, monoline stencil), Debacle (2009), Scam (2009; a fun geometric experiment), Immortality, Asecs, Analog SE, Scheme (pixel face).

Typefaces made in 2010: Idiom (2010, a piano key family inspired by P22 Albers), Vector RG (2010, an octagonal face inspired by the 1979 Atari Asteroids video game UI screen font), Sevigne (2010, monoline geometric avant-garde sans that looks a bit like a stencil), Velvet (2010, a heavy rounded block retro face inspired by the typeset album covers of the protopunk rock band The Velvet Underground), Monocle (2010, monospaced and monoline geometric sans).

Typefaces made in 2011: Scape (2011, rounded monoline stencil family), Velvet (2011), Defense (2011, octagonal slabbed stencil), Offense (2011, strong octagonal mechanical family), Vanitas Bold (2011, Peignotian fashion mag face rooted in didones).

In 2012, Mike published Enamel (a condensed sans family---the inline version of Sorren), Sorren (a condensed sans influenced by neo-grotesque designs, and dada in style), Sorren Ex, Vanitas Stencil and Memoire (a charming fashion mag monoline hairline stencil).

Typefaces from 2013: A large Neue Haas Grotesk / Helvetica-style sans family called Acronym, from Hairline to Extra Black and Outline.

Klingspor link. Behance link. Flickr site. Behance link. MyFonts link.

View Mike Jarboe's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Ricardo Carvalho

Brazilian graphic and type designer in Sao Paulo. He made the hand-printed brushy face Sanguessuga (2010), the real brush face Brush01 (2010), and the hand-printed Accustica (2011).

In 2013, he published Pacaembu, an extraordinary multilined typeface family inspired by graphic patterns of Brazilian indians. Carona (2013) is a vernacular typeface based on wall writing. Lock Type (2013) is a heavy rounded techno sans typeface family.

In 2014, he published the dadaist paper-cut typeface Pulso and the plump bubblegum typeface Burle Marx, which shares the roundness of the official Olympics 2016 typeface. The vernacular typeface Copa (2014) was designed to honor the world cup in 2014 in Brazil. It is based on street painting. This project was supported by illustrations made by Henrique Mamede.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Richard Culbert

Singapore-based Richard Culbert creating a paper cut-out typeface called Folding (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Richard Kegler
[P22 Type Foundry]

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Richard Kegler
[P22 Dada]

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Sacred Nipple Type Foundry
[Brode Vosloo]

Founded in 1996, Sacred Nipple Type Foundry was a South African foundry located in KwaZulu-Natal, located at this dead link. The main designers were Brode Vosloo, Lyall Coburn, Stephen Embleton and Scott Dukes.

They had grungy fonts such as the great graffiti font StarSalon, Sloth (1996), Albino (Brode Vosloo), Belch (Clint Vosloo), and Spiked Soda (Lyall Coburn and Cock Vosloo). The Vosloo brothers and Coburn are originally from Zaire. Brode Vosloo is also the [T-26] designer of AfroDisiac (dingbats, 1997, with Garth Walker, William Rea and Lisa King), Slicka (2002), FreeLine (a techno face, T-26) and ShoeRepairs (a dadaist and 3d family made in 2000, T-26). Their own designs include interesting African fonts such as MrCV Joint, and Shoe Repairs (2000, family).

Newest fonts: ErrorType8 (2000, Brode Vosloo), IZulu-Outline (2000, Brode Vosloo), IZulu-Regular (2000, Brode Vosloo), PleineStr (2000, Brode Vosloo), Rural (2000, Brode Vosloo), Biltong, BirthRiot, Caslonostrate, Cynic, Ejectile, EjectileItalic, Fondle, Fuel, FuelItalic, GrossAkzidentFucked, Hole, Holier, IAlfabhethi, IZuluOutline, Lymphatic, Propane, PropaneRounded, PropaneSmallCaps, Scrapt, ScripteriaCola, ScripteriaGummy, ScripteriaToid, Slick69, StyleLiner.

Since 2004, Brode Vosloo works (not sure if he still does today) for Iron Fist Design.

Another URL. Still another URL. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Saji Johnny Kundukulam

Creator of the scratchy hand Saji Johnny Kundukulam (2010), Wall painting (2012, mosaic tile face), New York (2012, neon look face), Soak (2011-2012, a textured face), Revolution (2012, a grotesk headline typeface), Revolution II (2012), Builder (2011, pixel face), Cheese Pizza (2011, a caps face with runny joints), Bark (2011, texture face), Radar (2011, roundish face), Richmond (2011, dadaist), Ginger 2971 (2011, grungy), Saint (2011), Who Am I (2011, grungy), Dam (2012, an organic caps face), Mercury (2012, liquid look face), Muddy Tyres (2012), Dodge (2011), Moulded Saji (2011), Nibiru (2011, grunge), ECG Saji (2010), DRAGONFLY Saji (2011, Treefrog-style face), Trash (2011, grunhge), New York (2011, grunge), FACE Saji (2011, scanbats), Save Our Souls Saji (2011), Truck Driver (2011), Dragon (2011, grunge), and Wired Saji (2010).

Fontspace link. Another link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sebastian Cabaj

Sebastian Cabaj studied graphic design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, where he now works as a graphic and type designer.

Creator of the octagonal modular Castania (2012), the squarish display face DLG Monospace (2012), the dadaist cut-out typeface Mad Cut (2012), the hand-printed poster face Morning Coffee (2012), the Polish antiqua typeface Modena (2012, +Modena Printed), and the blackletter typeface Luft (2012).

In 2012, he set up the Sebastian Cabaj Foundry via MyFonts.

Typefaces from 2013: USKOK, Bosman (a sketched or tattoo font family), Marina (a tattoo font), Grot, Olech (a layered poster or letterpress simulation face), Garda (a layered system with a great inline), Pancake (a signage script), Zapora, Sailors Dream (layered font family).

Typefaces from 2014: Old Craftsman.

Behance link. Hellofont link. Creative Market link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Silva Vasil

During his studies at the High School of Graphic Design in Moscow, Silva Vasil designed a dada typeface called Brooklyn (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sreekumar M

Creator of the free pixel typeface Deltoid Sans (2014) and the dadaist typeface Martilo (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Stefanie Koerner
[Monochrom (and--or Pheist)]

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StockBucket
[David Phillips]

StockBucket was founded in May of 2004 by graphic designers David Phillips and Traci Daberko in Seattle, WA. David Phillip had earler run Radar Design (est. 1995), also in Seattle. One can purchase these creations at MyFonts: B-52 (Italic, Regular, Shadow), Bamboo, Konstruct (2002, Bold, Alternate, Outline, Regular, Shadow, square, Thin), KutOut, Massi, Princess, Sunset, RV Park (Western), Stock Stuff (dingbats). These are mostly display faces.

David Phillips made B-52 (2001, octagonal face inspired by the lettering used on the vehicles of the U.S. military; also, athletic lettering), Bamboo, Konstruct, KutOut (a cut out face, dadaist satyle), Massi, Stock Stuff, Tony's Trees (2003, after a dadaist poster style pioneered by Saul Bass).

Traci Daberko made Sunset, RV Park and Princess.

Klingspor link.

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Subcutaneo Creative Studio

Design studio in San Salvador, El Salvador. Creators of the (commercial) dada typeface Urbanica (2014) and the hand-drawn typeface Lovers Italic (2014). They also sell Random Icon Set (2014).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tania Alvarez Zaldivar

Talented Mexican graphic designer and digital artist (b. 1985) who was based in Montreal but is now back in Mexico City. She pushed the boundaries of experimental typography with creations like Fabric Type (2009), which was developed at Concordia University in Montreal, where she obtained a BFA in design in 2009. She continued her studies at EINA in Barcelona, graduating in 2010.

Her early typefaces: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | Sukkhos (Mr. Softie) | Overseas Type (2010, done at Concordia University in Montreal) | Moda Barcelona (2011).

In 2010, she designed the map face Cartola, which grew out of a project at EINA in Barcelona and is based on Mrs Eaves. Mar 34 (2011) designed exclusively for the identity of Estruch, a restaurant located at the Plaza of the Cathedral in downtown Barcelona. The project was made in collaboration with Raquel Quevedo, who used the typeface for designing a graphic system for the identity. Both the face&the graphic design are based on postal service paraphernalia. Momo (2011) is a typeface that is developed based on the concepts of dada by El Lissitsky&Kurt Schwitters.

In 2013, she graduated from the Type & Media program at KABK in Den Haag with a text typeface called Botanica that is geared towards scientific publications.

Behance link. Old URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tatiana Zhukova

Graphic designer in Saint Petersburg, Russia. She created the display typeface Orava (2012). I also like her experimental typography in a dada-styled poster entitled Philippe Soupault (2012).

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Théophile Bachet

Toulouse-based designer and illustrator. Behance link. His first typeface, made in 2012, is in the collage / dada style. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Theo van Doesburg

Dutch cofounder (1883-1931) with Piet Mondriaan, Bart van der Leck, Anthony Kok, Vilmos Huszar and J.J.P. Oud of the De Stijl magazine in 1917. This was also the start of the De Stijl movement. Born Christiaan Emil Marie Küpper on August 30, 1883 in Utrecht as the son of the photographer Wilhelm Küpper and Henrietta Catherina Margadant. Early in his twenties he started using the name of his stepfather Theodorus Doesburg to sign his early paintings. His first exhibition was in 1908. He died in Davos, Switzerland, in 1931. In 1919 he created an alphabet by dividing a square into 25 equal smaller squares. This alphabet predates Bauhaus experimental types by Kurt Schwitters and others. van Doesburg's alphabet has been mimicked and digitized and used as inspiration by many. A partial list:

  • Foundry Architype Van Doesburg (1996, David Quay and Freda Sack, The Foundry).
  • Zwartvet (2002, Max Kisman, Holland Fonts).
  • van Doesburg by Frank Nichols.
  • Bonset (2008, Ricardo Cordoba): the name I.K. Bonset was used by van Doesburg in his Dada poetry. Bonset is a free FontStruct font.
  • Theo (2003, Dan Pike) was inspired by the work of Theo van Doesburg and Theo Ballmer (1902-1965), both of whom created an alphabet based on a basic 5x5 grid system.
  • Doesburg and Doesburg Fat by Jordan Harper.
  • Theo Van Doesburg V4.0, a free font by Gonzalo Carretero.
  • VanDoesburgBrokenFS and VanDoesburg (2002), free fonts by Manfred Klein.
  • TwentyFourNinetyOne [2491] (2008) by Steve Mehallo.
  • DeStijl, a free font by Austin Kurowski.
  • Typeco De Stijl (2012, FontStruct) is by James Grieshaber.
  • Distill (2009): A type family by Matt Desmond (MAD Type).
  • Panoptica Doesburg (2003) is a unicase typeface Nick Shinn.

Els Hoek, Marleen Blokhuis, Ingrid Goovaerts, Natalie Kamphuys, et al. penned Theo Van Doesburg: Oeuvre Catalogus (2000, Centraal Museum). Picture of a dada poster by him. Page at Design History. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Thomas Bagnall

During his studies at Canterbury College, UK, Thomas Bagnall (Ashford, UK) designed Paper Cut Typeface (2013), X-Code (2013, a circular typeface), and the modular typeface Quadratix (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Thomas Canale

Michigan-based designer of the grunge faces tommytxtey#4 (2011), Couriertxt (2011), and Uknowjack (2011), and of Stickfig (2011) and Buttlint (2011, old typewriter face). Zooky Zooky (2011) and Heatstroke (2011) are grunge dymo label faces. Twriter and Writers Block (2011) are more old typewriter faces. Writer Line (2011), No Sense (2011), Alpha Teen (2011) and SqSerif (2011) are grungy dymo label faces.

In 2012, we discover Thomas Canale The Sequel at Saginaw Valley State University [what is the relation with Thomas Canale?]. And also this second Dafont link. The "Sequel" created the spiky hand-printed typeface Outback (2012). Canale designed Chunky Munky (2012, angular almost dadaist style), Chunky Munky Serif, Slug Bug (2012), Noir (2012), Baby Moons (2012, old typewriter font), Cropfont (2012, +Serif, +Xtra, +Expanded), Boxey Moron (2012, white on black), Funky Dunky (2013), HoDad (2013), Bitchen Nord (2013), Bitchen (2013), Hodad Warped One (2013), Dibble Nibble (2013, sketch font), and Dubble Trubble (2013, old typewriter face). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Thomas Sokolowski
[Apply Design Group]

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Tilman Jersch

Tilman Jersch (Studio Jersch, Berlin, Germany) created the papwer fold typeface Opaci, the paper cut font Kuts, the Hebrew simulation face Moses, and the modular rounded slab serif typeface Pionier in 2013.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

TypOasis 2004
[Manfred Klein]

Manfred Klein's typefaces from 2004: Bauernschrift (the original Bauernschrift, published in 1911 by Bauersche Gießerei, had a Jugendstil form and a classical gothic form), ArthritishSpringtime, Declared, DigitsCarpet, FraktKonstruct, GalleriaGeometricaA, GalleriaGeometricaB, Logotrainer, MKLatin-Bold, MKLatin-BoldOblique, MKLatinLight, MkLatinLight-Oblique, OldiesButGoodies, RomaMonumentalBC, SportSatyre-Medium, Uncitronica-Medium, Nasenbear, CircusEarth, FolksXXHeavy, PoliticiansWorking, AlkoInitialsFramed, AlkoInitials, CutAwayOne, FragmentBO4, FragmentF, LetterSoupMainz, MKaos-Regular, Menschenskinder, RodGauApesInitials, StoneCapsIngrid, TangramBlack, TangramWhiteBlack, TixBats, TypoApish, Ubahn-Light, Ubahn, UltraCondensedSansSerif, WalbaumTorsoThree-Regular, ArrowFaces, Associations, AssociationsBirds, DotCapsMK, FrakturaFonteria, GuernicaMemories, MultiCapsOne, MultiCapsTwo, Schwabach, SketchesOfSpain, DotsCapsTwo, KleerikaleConBlack, ManiaK, MonksWriting, MonospaceTypewriter, PablosChildren, RuebenNosesFour, SometimesSmiley, TherapeuticApplications, TraditionellSans-Bold, TraditionellSans-Normal, VForVictory, EuroGyptians, Fabeltiere04, GiambattistaDueMille-Oblique, GiambattistaDueMille, KlillLightCondensed, PhonebookFont, PreColumbus, StrokeBorn-Bold, StrokeBorn, TracesOfKandinsky, Amputation, EarthquakeTypewriter, HandwrittenSlim, MyPrivateZoo, PotatoMonsters, RoundOpArt, Sansumi-DemiBold, Sansumi-Regular, Sansumi-UltraLight, Santana-Black, Santana-BlackCondensed, Santana-Bold, Santana-RegularCondensed, Santana, SantanaXtraCondensed, WacObats, Warlord, AfterAtomWar, AnAlphaBetIsmXtreme, AnalphabetismBats, Eulenspiegel, FlyingWomen, FraktalConPablos, KleinsTypen, Napoleodoni, BackgroundBricks, Decreations, Faustant, Faustitalic, GeoGraphics, GuantanamoHumanism, LipoDVectorized, MKritzeleien, Napoleodoni-Bold, ReadingRailroad3D, ReadingRailroad, SchoenspergerCaps, StageGlyphs, StageGlyphsTwo, CarneVale, Cock-Bold, Cock-Italic, Cock (high ascender face), FranklySpokenTwo, GenManipulated, GenManipulatedRounded, KarlasAndManfreds, Lipsiantiqua-Regular, PostConstructivism, PostConstructivismInvers, SketchedCassiusBroken, SpaceGarbage, WinterCoat, Artistiques-Bricks, DoubleBrokenTextura, GoetheGothic, GoetheGothicBold, GoetheGothicOblique, PabloSansCaps, PreRomanCaps, RodgauHeads, ScribblesCalligraphique, SomeParts, SomePartsAlphabet, WomanWithDoveTwo, WritersFont, Russian, SpikyBrush, TechnoMK, Bastarda-K, LuFraktorso, OldGreekButtons, SchwabachScribbles, ToscanButtons, TrajanusBricks, Couples, LookForLeonardo, Morphes, NanaBallett, Rocky, BeastlyBats, ChildrenSketchings, CloseUp, IdenOfMarch, OrnaRosettes, StrangePeople, SurReal, TrajanSmallCaps, Aprilapril, Confuseyecons, Cucumbers, DuererUnd, Exhumations, MankBalloons, MankZieglers, OptimusPrinceps, OptimusPrincepsSemiBold (roman Trajan style), SlabRomana-Bold, SlabRomana-BoldOblique, SlabRomana-Oblique, SlabRomana, CapsRandomish, CapsRandomishBricks, CondensansPaneurope-Medium, CondensansPaneurope-MediumOblique, CondensansPaneurope-Oblique, CondensansPaneurope, HansSchoenspergerRandomish, HelloSirPeter, MankSans-Medium, MankSans-MediumOblique, MankSans-Oblique, MankSans, StencilBricksMK, StencilBricksRandom, AfriquArtes, EggsOne, EggsTwo, EggsnPills, FaceToFace, KarlasWelt, LookBrokenTypes, Schablonski-LessFat, Schablonski (stencil), BlaxxOnGrid, DancingVampyrish, EmkaSansCondensed-Bold, EmkaSansCondensed, Othermil, OwlsNOtherWitches, PrisonBricks, Renaiss-Italic, Runners, VignettSketches, AbsoluteImprovisations, Aparta, BlackLiving, Blowing, BullerBuPapercut-BoldOblique, BullerBuPapercut, CryArgentina, EnFace, EyeBeings, KidsPhantasies, Klats, Linearus, LinearusCentSix, Monofred-UltraLight, Pabloesques, Planless-Bold, Planless, ScribbleDichFrei, SilhouettesAnimalish, Spontifex, Spontifex, TokyoFrankfurtRound, XamStern, BlackSplinters, Linolphabet, Tomahawked, Typobricks, AmericanInhabitants, HypocriSymbols, LastWit, MK-Symbols, StrokesFonds, ThinkBats, UseBats, Klimes, MonoSpatial, Architypogra, CaslonDadaesque, Cuneate, CuneateCaps, MauMauKlein, FatGrafCalliKlein, CavePaint, Goblins, NudesSilhous, RainyDay, AidaSerifaShadow, BodonisBulemy, SuperSansCondLight, Adonis-Bold, Batmania, CactusBlossom, CrazyCrazySans, Eyeballs, FacesAndCaps, FigaroFigaro, FraxBricKs, LaughBajazzo, M-sKetches, MKGrotesque, MoreMonK, NextGeneration, Orcas, PragRoman, RomanGridCaps, StrangeCharacters, TypoTracesOne, Typotraces-Cinque, Typotraces-Four, Typotraces-Three, Typotraces-Zwo, UmDieEckePlus, Vampyrish, VespasianCaps, VespasiansFlorials, Wacofaces04, ZagzagHeads, Klexalfabeta, GotischeMajuskel, PompejiPetit, Birrrdds, Spontcomic, SprayersSujets, TypoElements, WacoMusish, BemBolz, BrokenRoman-Bold, MarinumBreezed, SansFat, Africaans, AllHands, AlwaysPeople, BauAHaus-Black, DeconstructaWide-ExpandedUltra, GrafFittyPunk, LeArchitect, MiszellenKOne, MiszellenTwo, OhLauri, Shamanbats, TrajanusBriX-Invers, TrajanusBricks, TrajanusBricksXtra, Wenceslas-Oblique, Wenceslas, Monofred Ultralight Update, GenotypiPrototype, VivaBodoni, WhatsHappened, Cancellereska, JuniusIrish, LombardPlattfuß, SketchesDuererInvers, TornielloInitials, Birds-Relaunch, KoeppHeads, MiszellenThree, ImperiumCond, KleinsWrittenCaps, SigismundoDiFanti, Zwiebelfisch, ChildWritten, KleinKallig, GoGo, FantasyBats, KarlasMiszellen, LosAngelesBold, MiszCinque, MiszellenQuattro, MouseTraps, LittleRock, Dinotiqua-Heavy, MountFirtree, FarmFont, Karlas704, MesoFaunaBats, PhaistosAlphabet, Quicktypes, AbstractBats, AztecBats, BienMaya, ForefathersSketches, HumanDeformations, MiszellenJuly, NativeAmericans, OldEgyptGlyphs, PeoplesParts, RainmansWeatherreport, SheAndHe, MKlimesCondensed, SansBlack, WinterthurCondensed, MonoSerifBased70, Rehacles, RustiCalligraphia, ScrapDealer, Vampyriqua, Zebraesq, FracturiaSketched, FracturiaSketchedCaps, OrnamentInitials, CavePeoplePainting, FontBetaOne, HierobatsSketches, PrehistFantasies, Roundlings, VampyrBats, WacoheadsTwo, Cybatiqua, HassianUncial, PittoresqJugendstil, BonFood, PoeticRound, ReligionSpirituality, Running Gnomes, WesternPastHeroes, WritersReaders, AdAstra, Practiqua, DistroyA, DottyShadow, QuickMary, QuickMax, StrokeyHand, EasterIslandsToday, EthnicReconstructions, MotherAfrica, Scherenschnitt, Napoleon, Newspaper, RoundSlabSerif, DisPropBold, FishHooks, VariationsForImre, GoticaBastarda, ImresFraktur (modeled after a blackletter by Reiner), ToskanaCapsRound, KidsStuff, MKDingBats, Offbeats, PeopleSketches, StrangeTypes, WeatherBats, MoldauQua, Postertypes, ThinManGiambattista, AnimalTypeFaces, DoubleFaces, ItalianEvolution, TodayRunes, BeachBats, MiszellenEight, PrettyPeople, ZeroPoints, Scherenschnitt, ScissorThree, Crosses, MayanMexican, MKarlasBats, LimesCondensed, SkiCargo, MonogramsToolbox, SerifCaps, SpaceDreams, TaxTaxation, ArrowsCompetition, Damaged, TypewriterCondensed, AfricanAngels, AfricanArtifacts, AfricanQueens, CaviarBats, CircusClowns, Hands, HelloDoc, MedicoBats, ModernPeace, SchoolStuff, LatinumTall-X, LucaPacioliCaps, LucaPacioliRough, UnclassicQuill-Condensed, ChildrenBats, Sketched, Egypt, SlimSans, WeekdaysRomanSlant, AbcariFond, Gastronom, HalfEnough-Bold, HelloweeniA, Mkristall, Stoerung, WildQuill, Artests, Burlesque, Exercises, FacesFaces, MenFiftyTwo, MSkizzen, BradbOGilvy, Centuriqua-Ultra, Ogirema, Africain, Angelinos, Assoziazione, BadCircumstances, FacesTypes, Gymnastics, HalloweenTwo, KidsStuffAdded, Proportions, Roaring29, ToyToy, WellnessBoom, WoodcutsOne, WoodcutsTwo, Bamboo, SansBlackSmall, FilledABC, FolksInCubes, SprayersTypes, JoeCaxton04, AfricEggs, BusinessPeople, DueMillePix, EarlyMidage, Musicus, NiceBoys, Sculpturs, SilhouettA, WildAnimalsOne, WoodcutAnimals, RomanSerif, RomanSerifOblique, DiskO-LightInverse, GreeKish, BatsDa, Djungle, E-Motions, EyesTests, HalloweensUfos, OldEgyptOne, OldEgyptTwo, RareClothes, SeeItInMuseum, SFAliens, Shamanish, TrafficVehicles, Users, Sansibar-CXCondensed, KidsFirstABC, KleinsKrempelTypes, QuasimodoCaps, VisitCard, ZigZagThree, QuadrataRomaMediumOblique, Climbers, EmkaBats, Homunculus, ReligiousSymbols, Schoolish, GrotesqueBoldTallX, RightSo, RomanWoodcut, Diogenes, HappyBirdsday, ProthesisBlack, StylosCapitale, Kinderkram, ReallyAnimalishOne, ReallyAnimalsTwo, VoteMe, JoaoCond-Light, JoaoImprovisations, LeiterplattenSans, ProthesisCaribiqu, ArmadaPirata, Bikers, DancingPeople, DeepSwimmers, Engel, MusicMuseal, PiratesOne, PiratesTwo, PiratesThree, PiratesSymbols, PreColumbats, RohrschachEtcetera, SciencesBats, Swimming Beautys, TrialNError, TwelveYearsAfter, WintersAbstract, WoodcutsAgain, YoungScene, UglyQua, SchneidlerSolitaires, Bibelschrift (with Petra Heidorn), CircusAir, FreeLife, Mirodish, Pixelsoup, PrositBats, Sports, Unlucky, WorkingClassHero, XmasOne, Zoobats, GeosansLightOblique, HoffmanFL, HamletOrNot (with Petra Heidorn), AstroCalligraphs, AstroDingbats, AtHome, BiblishPictures, BusyPeople, FamousBuildings, Landscapes, MoreDancing, Neighbours, RomansAntePortas, Seefahrer, Shopping, TheaterSymbols, Callimundial, OgiremaSlab, Delitsch Initialen, HartzVier, Hingehudelt, Hingeschludert-Black, MatisseThree, MrKlein, RemiDur, Burgfest, DelitschInitialen, UncialeOrnamentale, UncialeXpressLight, AbermalsAnimals, Buddhism, BuyMe!, LifeEyecons, LifeIcons, Tourists, Wintersports, FourEarsArrows, MensFriends, MKartoonsHeads, OetzisTimesWillCome, SportsTraining, XmasBatzz, ClassicBats, FramesAnd, HistoricMoments, OldFramesSymbols, PabloInTown, RomanArchitectura, Sleep, VeryBusy, BrokenHand, Burtinomatic (blackletter based on Burte Fraktur), MonumentA, Athena, DisPropSans, Zyprian, MiscellenDec04, MiszellenK, MoreBusy, OldTestament, ScienceFictions, Taucher, XmasOnMoon, Weiß Fraktur (with Petra Heidorn), DeutscherSchmuck (with Petra Heidorn, based on Schmuck für Deutsche Druckschrift by E. Ege, 1922), SchmaleGotischMK (after type by Ernst Schneidler), SchmalfetteGotisch (with Petra Heidorn, again based on Ernst Schneidler), SchneidlerSchwabachInitials, Serpentina, Schooltime, HistoricPeople, WYSIWYG, MK-Signatures, TheManyMKFaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Victor Coreas

Graphic designer on Long Island, NY. His work includes Donuts (2014), Cut Out The Jams (2014: free paper cut typeface), and Version (2013, free hand-drawn poster typeface, Empire One Studios, VCAD). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Vladimir Loginov
[HMF (or: HandMadeFont)]

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Vladimir&Vladimir

Foundry in Ljubljana, Slovenia, est. 2011. Vladimir & Vladimir soes art direction at Modna, the main Slovenian fashion magazine. Based in Lubljana, Vladimir & Vladimir designed the fat finger font Krink in 2013. Earlier, he (they?) created Tape Font (2011, dadaist).

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William Bayley (or: Bayley Design)

William Bailey (b. 1990), alias William Suckling (Bayley Design, Hastings, UK and/or Camberwell, UK) studied at Brighton University.

Typefaces from 2014 include Mongo.

In 2013, he designed Telegram (piano key typeface), Quackers, Drunken Sailor, Victoria (a Victorian titling face), Chomp (comic book style typeface), Albert Sans and Slab (decorative), Iron, Butcher (a free thin stencil face), Liquor (free Victorian typeface), Axe (a free hexagonal typeface).

Typefaces from 2012: the free monoline hand-drawn typeface Acorn, Bourbon (a free monoline sans), Tool Kit (dadaist), Obey (a free elliptical sans), Pathway (free), Thrice (a typeface made by using only three shapes), and Perspective (free).

In 2011, he created an unnamed geometric typeface.

Behance link. Dafont link. Cargo Collective link. Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Zack VerVynck

Creator of the dadaist typeface Swallow Falls (2012) and the cartoon font Cloudy With A Chance of Love (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿