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The Danish type scene

[Drawing by Adrienne Stevson.]


42 Studio
[Lili Lieber]

Aka Lilco and Co, and as Lili Lieber-Lövei. Born and raised in Hungary, Lili Lieber lives in Copenhagen and/or Budapest. Designer of (mostly) handcrafted type. Her typefaces include Apolline (2019: a deco sans), Floyd (2019: a display sans), Shifter (2018: reversed letters), Fulio (2018), Oliwe Sans (2018), Lotto Sans Serif (2017: circle-based and monoline), Jenice (2017), Bilbao (2017), Honey Beast (2017), Azille (2017), Easy Tiger (2017, counterless), Maxetti (2017), Argenta (2017), Yeahsayer (2017, a Bohemian sans), Twin Pines (2017), the avant garde sans typeface Avellino (2017), the neat hand-printed typeface Quimper (2017), Copertino (2017), Pompidour (2017), Bolden (2017), the display typeface Gin & Tonic (2017), Shiraz (2017, primitive script), West Coast (2017, sans), and the monoline sans typefaces Quest (2016, +Stencil) and Knots (2016, +Knotted).

Aka Lilco and Co. Behance link. Creative Market link. More recent Creative Market link. Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

A2 Type
[Henrik Kubel]

A2-Type (or simply, A2) is a type foundry set up in the autumn of 2010 by the London based design studio A2/SW/HK. The designers are Henrik Kubel and Scott Williams. A2's bespoke type design is mainly the responsibility of Henrik Kubel, though every typeface is developed and approved by both partners. Kubel is self-taught, making his first typefaces while studying at Denmark's Design School from 1992 until 1997. Their typefaces:

  • 4590
  • 60 Display.
  • Amplify (2013) won an award at TDC 2014.
  • Antwerp (2011). A readable text family designed by Kubel during an Expert Type Design Class in 2011 at Plantin Genootschap in Antwerp.
  • A2 Archi (2005, Henrik Kubel): an octagonal face.
  • A2 Aveny-T (2000, Henrik Kubel): Poster typeface commissioned as aprt of the identity of the Aveny-T theatre in Copenhagen.
  • Agriculture.
  • Archi.
  • Banknote.
  • A2 Battersea (1999, Henrik Kubel): inspired by Meta, DIN and Transport Alphabet. Followed in 2012 by Battersea Slab.
  • Bauhouse.
  • A2 Beckett (2008). A condensed sans family with the masculinity of Impact.
  • Boing.
  • Copenhagen
  • A2 CPH Tram (2009, Henrik Kubel): revival of an odd mini-serifed type found on the exterior of Danish trams, ca. 1920.
  • A2 CWM (2008, Henrik Kubel): constructivist type designed for the headlines and cover of Cold War Modern Design 1945-1970. Octagonal.
  • Dane.
  • A2 Danmark (2008, Henrik Kubel): a display stencil family.
  • A2 Ergonomics (2011).
  • Flavin Medium. A neon tube font.
  • A2 Flowers (2005, Henrik Kubel): arrows, fists, flourishes, ornaments.
  • A2 FM: slab serif family.
  • Foundation (2018) in Sans (Number 44, Condensed, Wide), Serif, and Serif Didot subfamilies. These are all revivals of skeletal typefaces. Foundation Sans Number 44 was inspired by Circular Gothic No. 44 (1879, Charles E. Heyer, for the Great Western Type Foundry). Foundation Sans Condensed and Foundation Sans Wide are derived from two types described as Caractères pour Marques de Linge (typefaces for marking on linen) in the Signes section of the first volume of Spécimen Général des Fonderies Deberny et Peignot (ca. 1934). Foundation Serif is based on Caractère No. 7, another Caractère pour Marques de Linge in that 1934 Deberny & Peignot specimen book. Kubel's inspiration for Foundation Serif Didot was a sheet of lettering (dated 1939) he discovered in the archive of the influential Danish architect and graphic/industrial designer Gunnar Biilmann Petersen, 1897-1968.
  • Grand. A stencil typeface.
  • A2 Grot 10 (2009, Henrik Kubel): a take on the Grot Series by Stephenson Blake. Grot 12 followed in 2015.
  • A2 Impacto (2005-2011, Henrik Kubel): Impact?
  • A2 Klampenborg (1997, Henrik Kubel): industrial style sans.
  • Kunstuff.
  • London (2010).
  • Magna.
  • Maximum.
  • A2 Mazarin (2017). A2 writes: Originally designed as a Garamond-inspired metal typeface by Robert Girard ca. 1921-1923, and published under the name Astrée by Deberny Peignot, the typeface was soon recut and renamed Mazarin by the English foundry Stephenson Blake in 1926. That single style original has now been expertly restored and reimagined as a contemporary typeface in multiple styles.
  • Melissa Script (2010).
  • A2 Monday (2003-2016, Henrik Kubel): based on 19th century English vernacular serif signage type.
  • Moscow Sans (2014-2015). Award winning custom fonts and pictogram system for Moscow Metro. Art directed and designed by A2 (Scott Williams and Henrik Kubel) with Margaret Calvert as type and pictogram consultant. Cyrillic script designed in collaboration with Ilya Ruderman.
  • Naive.
  • New Grotesque Square series (2015). A newspaper typeface modeled after a Stephenson Blake typeface. Followed by New Grotesque Round in 2015-2016.
  • New Rail Alphabet (2009). A refreshed and expanded version of Margaret Calvert's alphabet from the 1960s which saw nationwide use with British Rail, BAA, and the NHS. Developed in cooperation with Margaret Calvert.
  • New Transport (with Margaret Calvert). A digital version of Transport, the Jock Kinnear and Margaret Calvert typeface for the British road signs. New Transport will be commercially released in September 2013.
  • Register (2012-2017). A text typeface family inspired by French renaissance types.
  • Regular (2012-2016). Think Futura in new clothes. Accompanied by Regular Slab.
  • Sans, Slab and Serif typefaces for a redesign of The New York Times Magazine in 2015. The starting point for the Serif font is the Stephenson Blake Garamond-ish metal typeface Mazarin also known as Astrée from French foundry Deberny & Peignot. The slab fonts used for pull quotes and headlines are a continuation of the magazines existing Stymie font but in a condensed format. The sans fonts are linked to the industrial grotesque types, with metal type specimen versions of Futura and Akzidenz fonts as loose models for inspiration.
  • Nosferato.
  • Ole.
  • Outsiders (+Outsiders Light and many other weights). A slab serif family.
  • Parsons Green Medium.
  • A2 Record Gothic (2019, Henrik Kubel), after Robert H. Middleton's American grotesk, Record Gothic (1027, Ludlow). Kubel writes: In celebration of Record Gothic's eclectic history, we designed four related but independent styles: Slab, Mono, Stencil and Outline.
  • Square.
  • Staton.
  • Tagstyle.
  • Test.
  • Triumph.
  • A2 Typewriter (2000, Henrik Kubel): based on Olivetti Typewriter 22.
  • A2 Vogue Floral: a fashion mag modern display face in two styles.
  • Vogue Paris. Granshan 09 Type Design Competition. 1st Prize, Display fonts.
  • A2 Zadie (2005, Henrik Kubel): inspired by Edwardian railings surrounding the Royal Army Military College in London. Used on the cover of the Zadie Smith bestseller On Beauty (2005, Penguin Press, NY). Granshan 10 Type Design Competition. 3rd Prize, Display fontt described as an ornamental blackboard bold type.
  • In 2014, Scott Williams and Henrik Kubel (A2 Type) co-designed A23D, a 3d-printed letterpress font. It was fabricated by model making specialists Chalk Studios. The font is presented by New North Press, which specializes in traditional letterpress printing. Adrian Harrison made a short film about the birth of the font, charting its progress from preliminary sketches to first inking and printing at New North Press. A23D won an award in the TDC 2015 Type Design competition.
  • English 1766 (2017). Kubel's take on Caslon.
  • Regular (2017). A sans family inspired by Memphis, Karnak, Stymie and Futura.
  • Schwiss (2018). Inspired by Akzidenz Grotesk and Helvetica.
Custom type by them include an alphabet for Qantas Airlines (2017), a masthead for Toronto Life (2010), a custom typeface for Banca Sella (2018), Qualcomm (2017), Arne Jacobsen (2018?), Evening Standard Newspaper (2018: 43 fonts), New York Times Magazine's Olympics issue (2018: a monowidth font for stacking), Eurosport Pyeongchang 2018, Weekendavisen (2007-2010), Design Museum London (2010), Faber&Faber (2009-2010), Afterall Publishing (2006-2010), Faulkner Browns Architects (2007), Penguin Press (2005), and Norrebro Bryghus (2005).

At ATypI 2013 in Amsterdam, he spoke about New Transport. Winner of the type design prize at the Tokyo Type Directors Club TDC 2019, with Matt Willey, for the New York Times Magazine Olympic font. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

ABC Design

Design studio founded in Denmark by Torsten Lindsø Andersen and Rasmus Michaelis. Together with Kontrapunkt, ABC Design created the new global brand typeface family for Nissan under direction from and in close collaboration with Bo Linnemann. Still with Kontrapunkt, ABC Design assisted them in developing the new didone style brand typeface for the Hotel d'Anglettere in Copenhagen (2016), working closely with Mads Quistgaard at Kontrapunkt. They also designed the wonderful Juli Sans (2016) and the more vernacular Barbu (2016-2017).

Torsten Lindsø Andersen is based in Copenhagen where he co-runs Kontrapunkt’s type department and type lab together with Rasmus Michaelis. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Adam Hansel

Aalborg, Denmark-based graphic designer. He used the free font Talie as a model for his multiline typeface Mixed Ape (2013), which was designed for Mixed Ape Records. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Adrian Täckman

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Aksel Larsen

Graphic designer in Aalborg, Denmark, who created the vintage typefaces Forgeron (2016, spurred) and Blck Smth (2016, in Basic, Outline, Striped, Stamp and Wornout styles). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alaina Jensen
[Studio Denmark]

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Alan Ankerstjerne

Graphic designer in Copenhagen. In 2012, he created the bold grotesk typeface Baltikum. He explains: Baltikum is a typeface inspired by the work of Danish designer/architect Knud V. Engelhardt. The type is based on an all capital letters alphabet by Knud. In collaboration with Christian Smed and Frederik Ibfelt 'Surplus Wonder' we create a modern version which includes the lowercase version of the alphabet. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alex Damache

Copenhagen, Denmark-based designer, originally from Constanta, Romania, of the brush script typeface Oasis Forever (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Amalie Bolt Kjer

During her studies in Copenhagen, Amalie Bolt Kjer designed the art deco typeface Amalie (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Amanda Hjeds

Aarhus, Denmark-based student-designer of the all caps sans typeface Mr. Bold (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Amanda Nguyen

Danish type designer. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Amanda Sophie I. Jensen

Copenhgen, Denmark-based designer of a brush typeface in 2016. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anders Francker

Danish engineer and typeface designer, b. 1972, Glostrup, Denmark. In 2010, he created the 18-style Francker family at Linotype. This 54-font sans family has a bit of a techno look and is characterized by slightly convex outlines (also called the TV screen bulge look, or a superellipse, or the Lamé curve look).

Klingspor link. Linotype link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Anders Kammersgaard

Danish graphic designer and art director in Odense, who works at STUPID Studio. He created a great geometric modular typeface by superimposing simple geometric figures, and called it Paxono (2010). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anders Schmidt Hansen

Danish creator (b. 1989) of the hairline octagonal font Aciddotica (2009). He lives in Aarhus. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anders Waltz

At the School of Visual Communication in Haderslev, Denmark, Anders Waltz designed the free vector format heavy condensed four-angled constructivist typeface Kalashnikov (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrea Gyldenör

During her studies at the Danish school of Media and Journalism in Copenhagen, Andrea Gyldenör designed the 3d typeface View (2015) and the geometric experimental typeface Peak (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrea Henriks

Copenhagen, Denmark-based designer of My Handwriting Font (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andreas Engelbreckt Kamp Bünger

Copenhagen-based designer of the rounded sans headline typeface Faktur OTF (2013) in four styles. He also made Hundested (2013, octagonal typeface done for the Danish brewery Halsnaes Bryghus), Victor (2013, a clean geometric all caps sans: Victor is a bespoke typeface for One Nutrition, created as part of an identity re-design. The typeface is inspired by mid 20th century sports event posters), and Curator (2013, sans).

In 201, he created Panneau (a high-contrast sans typeface).

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Andreas Larsen

Copenhagen-based designer (b. 1986) of Tal (2014), a full set of numerals in many weights for use on small devices. Tal is advertized as free, but there are no download buttons anywhere.

In 2014, he also created the Open Source fonts Gidole Play (later renamed Gidolinya) and Gidole Sans [micropage], which is patterned after DIN 1451 and uses Euler spirals. Dedicated page for Gidole Sans. Github link for Gidole.

In 2015, he published Gidole Regular and the monoline sans programming font families Monoid and Mono 16, which cover Latin, Greek and Cyrillic. Gidole was forked and extended in 2016 at Open Font Library by Cristiano Sobral as Normung.

He modified the free M+ font to design MonoMusic for chords and tabs.

Behance link. Dafont link. Open Font Library link. Use Modify link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andreas Peitersen

In 2013, Andreas Peitersen & Jess Andersen co-designed Faux at the danish type foundry Playtype. Faux is a three-dimensional, all caps display typeface inspired by old stone carving and engraving techniques. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andreas Søren Johansen

Type designer, b. Denmark, 1985. His foundry in Copenhagen is Andreas Søren Johansen. In 2010, he created the liquid ink sans face Skammefy. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Andreas Stötzner
[SIAS (or: Signographical Institute Andreas Stötzner)]

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Anette Schmidt

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Anja Emzén

Anja Emzén grew up in the south of Sweden, and got a bachelor degree in graphic design from the renowned Graphic Arts Institute of Denmark. Starting in 2010, she is doing graphic design work in Sydney, Australia. Emzén (2010) was created while Anja was studying at The Graphic Arts Institute of Denmark. It is a soft-edged slab serif. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anja Kajinic

During her studies, Copenhagen-based Anja Kajinic created the great condensed all caps titling typeface Dayclean (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anna Batog

Odense, Denmark-based creator of the free ai format font Paper (2013), which consists entirely of superimposed triangles. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anne Aarup

During her studies at the School of Visual Communication in Haderslev, Denmark, Anne Aarup created a brushy typeface with an asparagus (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anne Aarup Kristensen

For a school project at Skolen for Visuel Kommunikation in Haderslev, Denmark, Anne Aarup Kristensen designed the 3d skeletal typeface Isometric (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anne Hassing

During her graphic design studies in Haderslev, Denmark, Anne Hassing created a calligraphic typeface (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anne Kathrine Nørregaard

Nørrebro, Denmark-based designer of Shahnama (2019) as a DMJX (Danish School of Media and Journalism) school project in Copenhagen. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anne Louise Ising

At the Skolen for Visuel Kommunikation in Haderslev, Denmark, Anne Louise Ising created the impressive beveled all-caps typeface Spotype (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anne Louise Rom

During her studies at Copenhagen School of Design and Technology, Copenhagen, Denmark-based Anne Louise Rom created a colorful geometric solid typeface (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anne Mai Særker-Sørensen

During her studies in Frederiksberg, Denmark, Anne Mai Særker-Sørensen designed the inky psychedelic typeface Cheap Thrills (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anne Marie Brammer

Danish designer, with Lotte Reinert, of a font made for the Botanic Gardens in Copenhagen in 2000, a very dark almost-slab serif face. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anne Mette Moller

For a school project in 2009, Anne Mette Moller (Copenhagen, Denmark) designed a display typeface for the Sound & Vibration Technology company Brüel & Kjaer. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Annemette Foged

Graphic designer in Haderslev, Denmark, who created the hairline fashion mag typeface Balonzo (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anthony I.P. Owen

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Approximate Type
[Kasper Pyndt Rasmussen]

Danish graphic and type designer in Copenhagen, who studied at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design (2010-2016) and The Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (2014-15). In 2020, he set up Approximate Type. His typefaces:

  • He made various typefaces in 2010, including a monoline sans caps face, a Peignotian high-contrast caps face, a paper fold face, and the geometric typeface Ottoman, which was part of the visual identity made for a nightclub named Ottoman, located at Dunkel in the heart of Copenhagen. Wondair (2011) is a rounded monoline logotype made for a fictituous airline. Gemini (2011) is a bilined geometric art deco typeface.
  • In 2012, Pyndt designed the soft neo-grotesque Husaar, which has subtle, sharp ink-traps.

    Dalat (2013) is a typeface inspired by Vietnamese visual culture. I believe that at some point it was called Kieu. He writes about Dalat: Dalat is a typeface that looks back on Vietnam's visual history and attempts to form a synthesis of style. As French Art Deco and Russian Constructivism have been prominent actors in Vietnam, the letters are constructed in a similarly geometric way. By contrast, the soft serifs are derived from Vietnamese calligraphy whose brush strokes tend to thicken and pool towards the end.

  • Clerk (2015) is a stencil display typeface based on a sign type (most likely) drawn by Samuel de Clerq in the 1920s for the savings bank of The Hague. This uppercase-only font features, among other things, an array of 'O'-ligatures as well as a flat-top '8'.
  • Aguzzo (2016). A roman capitalis typeface loosely based on Aldo Novarese and Alessandro Butti's Augustea (1951).
  • Celebrating the 100-year anniversary of Danish furniture design legend Hans Wegner, Tønder Museum asked Pyndt to visually interpret his work, which led to Pyndt's Wegner Alphabet depicting chairs.
  • Edwin (2016?) is a text typeface drawn from the simple notion of replacing the ball-terminal with a square. A font that retains character despite its functional merits.
  • Reply (2020). A neutral sans family with nearly monolinear strokes and large open counters.
  • The bespoke sans typeface family Shed (2021).

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ARC Fonts
[Aske Ching]

Danish designer, b. 1998. Aske created Aske's Handwriting (2012).

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Arne Jacobsen

Arne Emil Jacobsen (b. 1902, d. 1971) was a Danish architect and designer. He is best known for his contribution to architectural functionalism and his simple but effective chair designs. In 1941-1942, Arne Jacobsen and Erik Moeller designed an architectural drawing-style alphabet for the Aarhus town hall. That alphabet was digitally revived---commissioned by the Board of Arne Jacobsen, Arne Jacobsen's Grandson Tobias Jacobsen and Danish branding agency AM---by the A2 foundry as Arne Jacobsen, ca. 2018. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aske Ching
[ARC Fonts]

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Aske Gramstrup Andersen

During his studies in Haderslev, Denmark, Aske Gramstrup Andersen created the curvy display typeface Farisaeer (2015), which is named after a drink in Southern Denmark with coffee, rum and whipped cream. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Anthony I.P. Owen]

Astrological fonts: StarFont Sans and Serif (1993) by Anthony Owen, and AstroFont (2000, by Astrolars). Anthony Owen is from Copenhagen. A type 1 version of StarFont exists, as well as Latex/TEX code for using the font (the latter by Matthew Skala). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Atli Þor Árnason

Originally from Reykjavik, Atli Þor Árnason is studying at The School of Visual Communication in Haderslev, Denmark. He created the runic and/or Futhark simulation typeface Ristir (2011), a typeface that was heavily inspired by The Elder and The Newer Futhark alphabet.

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Bear Dyst

Copenhagen-based creator of Kakao (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bendt Alster

PC-Mac compatible true type fonts primarily intended for the transliteration of Akkadian and Sumerian cuneiform texts. Bendt Alster's page. The fonts made by him from Monotype fonts include the BaBo family (BookmanOldStyle), the BaCesPsB family (CenturySchoolbook), the BaTak family (TimesAkkad), BaGarUni (Garamond Unicode). His BATimesAkkad (2000) is also here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Benedikt Gröndal
[Handwriting Models]

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Benjamin Andresen

Graphic designer from Frederiksberg, Copenhagen, Denmark, who created Ideo Stencil (2006, a slab serif stencil) and Paperwing Sans (2006). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Benjamin Brandt

During his studies at The School of Visual Communication, Aarhus, Denmark-based Benjamin Brandt designed the experimental outlined display typeface Accessori (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Benjamin Wernery

Creator of the textured typeface EMRE (2011), which stands for Engschrift Mit Runden Ecken. Wernery is based in Copenhagen, where he obtained a BA from the School of Visual Communication in 2010. Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bent Rohde

Danish typographer and calligrapher. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bianca Christoffersen

Graphic designer in Kolding, Denmark, who created Geometric Headline Font (2012).

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Bjarke Nøhr Kristensen

During his studies at the School of Visual Communication, Haderslev, Denmark, Bjarke Nøhr Kristensen created the squarish techno almost constructivist typeface Ambolt (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bjørn Coversall

Danish type designer. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Bjørn Hansen
[Let Us]

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Bjørn Karmann

Graphic design student in Kolding, Denmark, who created Ausfahrt (2012), an undernourished monoline stencil typeface that was inspired by the German Autobahn. The next day, he showed us the art deco beauty called Jazz (2012), ingeniously massaging in elements of music notation in the design. Barroom (2012) is a 3d art deco done for an imaginary jazz bar in Denmark.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bo Linnemann

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[Jakob Fischer]

Bogstav is the second type foundry identity of Pizzadude, kindergarten teacher Jakob Fischer (Denmark).

Typefaces from 2022: Pausefisk, Turpentine Kisses (a hand-crafted version of Clarendon), Kitchen Stink, Organic Respect (a hand-crafted slab serif), Saturday Detentions, Dusty Hands, Tired Sunday, Frisky Bug.

His typefaces from 2021: Lemon Smash, Fruitcake Fanatics, Gimcrack (a great informal sans with an even greater name), Public Interest, Overly Sweet, Sugar Flash (a vernacular party announcement font), Sugar Flash, Exit Punch, Weekday Mornings, Huskeseddel, Painless Feedback, Random Phrase, Organic Benefit, Organic Weekend, Sugar Junk, Saturday Light (a five-lined handcrafted typeface), Selfish Jeans, Foolish Talk (a fat finger font), Easy Answer, Dramatisk, Butter Cookie (a fat finger font), Appelsin, Brutal Fashion, Scrungy Picnic, Scrungy Picnic, Burger Shake, Sticky Rush, Gurgle Jock, Smartburst, Gurgle Jock, Smartburst, Organic Tuesday, Shaky Monday, Fransk Nougat, Cookie Kit, Musty Scoot, Lazy Boutique (counterless), Supertanker (counterless), Nonsense Note, Misquote Note (a fat finger font), Vintersjov, Personlighed, Spinat, Yggdrasil (hand-drawn, inspired by Nordic runes), Party Toast.

His typefaces from 2020: Magisk Time, Ignorant, Magic Hour, Syndebuk, Chunky Dressing, Remarkably Dressed, Doorkick (a heavy brush face), Udklip, Misheard Lyrics.

In 2019, he designed Tacky Song, Bungler, Overblik, Superfan, Jealous Punk, Talking Cat, Joking Lemon, Same Old Joke, Fake Fury, Rookie Heat, Direkteur, Identity and Helpless Advice (a dry brush typeface).

In 2018, he published these mostly handcrafted typefaces: Charmetrold, Drivkraft, Frihed, Samtale, Primus Motor, Pusling, Komfortabel, Gulerod, Skulderklap, Tudeprins, Jernhelbred, Hyggebukser, Grovflab, Blikfang, Romkugle, Pauseklovn, Ugiftig, Wastebag (graffiti), Drillepind, Ramaskrig, Jackdaws, Karamboule.

In 2017, he made these handcrafted typefaces: Otherwise, News Junkie, Nikotinus (drybrush), Budskab (dry brush), Swingdevil, Legwork, Milepost, Pandorama, Gymnastik (rough brush), Hummingbird, Curiousness, Butterfish, Snubnose, Obstacle, Luxurious (dry brush), Your Flames (heavy brush), Filmgoer, Dummkopf, Eventually, Teapoy, Tastebud, Leisurely, Automnious, Ravishing, Charmelade (dry brush), Habitatus, Temperamental, Ahorn, Chaplet, Everlasting, Honeypunch, Lemonism, Osculate, Repartee, Talkback, Tantamount.

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

Bram Stein

Copenhagen, Denmark-based author of Webfont Handbook. He tweets on web typography and front-end development. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Buddha Graphix
[Jesper Birk]

Jesper Birk's FunkDaFont series. His cool shareware fonts include Funky Deco (Arnold Boecklin grungified), Bandit, Barmos, BlueRoom, ConnectionBad, Clockwork, DanzinLikeCrazy (a very curly pen-drawn face), See Your Point, and StageDive.

Other URL. Fontspace link. Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Camilla Beukel Klokmose

Kolding, Denmark-based designer of the dry brush typeface Thistle (2015) and the arched headline typeface Camilla (2016; possibly also called Five), which was a school assigment at the School of Visual Communication, Denmark. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Camilla Drejer Andersen

At The School of Visual Communication in Haderslev, Denmark, Camilla Drejer Andersen designed the rune and Viking-inpspired techno typeface Njordwear (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Camilla Green

During her studies at the Danish School of Media and Journalism in Copenhagen, Denmark, Camilla Green designed Joon Regular (2019), a custom font for the Shahnama Exhibition at The David Collection in Copenhagen. She also made the dot matrix typeface Gridtypo (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Camilla Heegaard Severinsen

During her studies at the Danish School of Media and Journalism, Camilla Heegaard Severinsen designed the didone display typeface Contrast Display (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Carl Marius Struzik Krull

Danish designer from Copenhagen, b. 1975. He studied graphic arts at the San Carlos Academy of Fine Arts in 1997-1998 and at the Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, Poland, in 1999. Creator the free grunge typewriter family Traveling Typewriter (2006), the free experimental typeface Finger Type (2015), the triangulated Polygon (2015), and the squared LCD pixel typeface ChessType (2008). Dafont link. Yet another URL. Yet another URL. Newer Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Carl Volmer Nordlunde
[Nordlundes Bogtrykkeri]

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Carlos Darthanhan

During his studies, Pacatuba, Brazil-based Carlos Darthanhan created the decorative octagonal caps typeface Capitulares (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Caroline Lyngaa Hansen

Copenhagen-based designer of Typoholic Handmade (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Casper Nielsen

During his visual communication studies in Haderslev, Denmark, Casper Nielsen created the art deco typeface Blue Room (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Casper Rasmussen

During his studies at Danmarks Medie- og Journalisthøjskole, Copenhagen-based Casper Rasmussen created the triangulated and diagonalized graph theoretic typeface Octagon (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cecilie Laustsen

Aarhus, Denmark-based designer of the high-contrast all-caps display typeface Alula in 2016. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chainreact Media Design
[Jan F. Poulsen]

Chainreact is the personal web site and portfolio of Jan F. Poulsen in Denmark. He created the Block Boxter font (2005). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Charlotte Bror Jacobsen

During her studies at the School of Visual Communication, Haderslev, Denmark, Vejen-based Charlotte Bror Jacobsen created the modular typeface Remake Refont (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Charlotte Kousgaard

During her graphic design studies at School of Visual Communication in Haderslev, Denmark, Charlotte Kousgaard created the wonderful tall Broadway style art deco typeface Eleanor (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Charlotte Strøm Nielsen

During her studies in Haderslev, Denmark, Charløtte Strom Nielsen created the lachrymal typeface Bobblebe (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Charming Fan

Danish designer (b. 1991) who made the organic headline typeface Whitelighter (2007). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chess diagrams
[Eric Bentzen]

Eric Bentzen has links to chess diagram software, and to about twenty chess fonts. THE site for chess fonts! Download his Chess Alpha, his Chess Berlin, and many more TrueType chess fonts. See also here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Merilin Vrachovska]

Aalborg, Denmark-based designer of the smooth script typefaces Coconut (2018), Banana (2018) and Pumpkin (2018), and the floral caps typeface Blossom (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chris Friborg

At The School of Visual Communication in Haderslev, Denmark, Chris Friborg designed the display typeface Fontanamo (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Christian Horsbøl Christiansen

During his studies at Skolen For Visuel Kommunikation (School of Visual Communication) in Haderslev, Denmark, Christian Horsbøl Christiansen designed the free typeface Fibonacci Fraktur (2018) and the hand-painted all caps typeface Sticks n Stripes (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Christian Koch

Graphic designer in Copenhagen, b. 1979. At Dafont, one can download his techno typeface Street Movement (2011) and the ransom note font Gadetyper (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Christian Lank

For a school project in Kenn Munk's class at the School of Visual Communication in Haderslev, Denmark, Christian Lank designed the free quirky vector format sans typeface Quartz (2017).

In 2019, while based in Amsterdam, he designed the free typeface Effekt Grotesk. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Christian Munk

Danish designer (b. 1991), aka CMunk, who used FontStruct to create most of his typefaces. Dafont link.

In 2008 he designed Flag Semaphore (+Smooth, Peace), Articulate, Font from NATO (military slab serif), Glockenwerk (pixel clock font), Glockenwerk Uhrzeit, Flags-and-NATO (dingbats), Font from NATO alpha, Tall, Flying-Circus (Western showtime typeface to imitate the Monty Python titling font), LCD-display, Simple (stencil font with 700 glyphs), TMNT, Tetris, sharp-pixels, Raster, Quad (nice stencil face), Inverted, Propaganda (Cyrillic font simulation), Empty Monospace, Pride, Stadium, Rounded, Dear God (script pixel face), Celtic Style.

In 2009, he added 7x12 Pixel Mono, @bcde, Abstract Letter Patterns, Music, Texture, Diagonal, Gothic, Illusio, Unispace (typewriter type), Narrow Serif, Delta, Alien Double (great!), Donut, Flags-and-NATO, Simple-Fraktur-Initial, Simple-Fraktur, Texture, Friendly Serif, (+Soft), Invisible, Sharp, Heavy Diacritics, Concentrium, Continuous Digital Display, Elves, Pixies, Space Movie (+Ligatures), Flag Semaphore (+Smooth, +Peace), Articulate, BBT Biline Twist, Biline Twist, Empty Monospace, Unfix, Infix, Pride, Tyre Stencil (like tire threads---nifty...), and Overlap.

FontStructions from 2010: Even (gridded), Brilliance, Slalom Vision, Quirky Serif, 7x12PixelMono, Ball Terminator, Gearbox, Prefix, Upside Down, Way Too Small (a minimalist pixel face), Butterfly, Ribbon Gymnastics, 2D Barcode, Horizon Stencil, Biline Twist, Blocktur, Symmetricus (alien writing?).

FontStructions in 2011: 12 dice, Monotwist (tall, monospaced), Squarific (fat octagonal), Swirl (curly), Sweet (Victorian), Easter Eggs, 50 Fifty (experimental, geometric), Squarific (+Stencilious), Spiralix (spiral-themed for Latin and Cyrillic), Bloccus, Feet (monospaced).

Creations from 2012: Düpbøl (German expressionist face), Slice, Blocktur, Alien Double, 7:12 serif (pixel face), Blick, Dry Heat (Isolates and Initials, Medials, Finals: an Arabic simulation family), FF9 Coin Slots, FF8 Untalic, FF7 w1de, FF6 Lean Mean, FF5 Bamana, FF4 Circulation, FF3 3times7, FF3 Runization, FF1 Glitchy, Squared, Puzzlish, Steep, Digitalis (octagonal), 50 Fifty (artsy and geometric), Monotwist, Infix. FF stands for Forgotten Fonts.

Typefaces made in 2013: Ribbons And Banners, Digital Rome (pixel face), Censorship, Interlock, Bouma, Glaedelig Script, Hand XL Smooth, Vascomat, Spitzschtruct (emulation of Suetterlin), Neonic, Fish Scales, 7:12 Serif, Analogly, Squarific Fraktastic, Metro Sans (pixelish).

Typefaces from 2014: Word Games, Shadows, Yuuroppuna pixel, Spines, Numbers, Tal Dansk, Zahlen Deutsch, Insular Typewriter, Nudge Nudge (dot matrix), 7:12 Serif (monospaced pixel font), Jovian, Squarafic Fraktastic, Computer Says No, Runic, Fluorescent (neon tube typeface).

Typefaces from 2015: Hexagonia, Kapow (a comic book font), Fauxreign (a Thai emulation font).

Typefaces from 2016: Ziplock (art deco), Vexillum (maritime signal flags).

Typefaces from 2019: Drop Cap (Lombardic), Fun with Cubes (3d). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Christian Stjernqvist

Copenhagen-based designer of a modular typeface in 2012.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Christian Wad

Copenhagen based designer of Octin College Free (2012, octagonal and stencil family), which is based on Ray Larabie's athletic lettering typeface Octin College. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Christina Stougaard

Graphic designer in Haderslev, Denmark, who is studying graphic design and communication at the School of Visual Communication in Denmark. Behance link.

In 2012, she created the high-contrast fashion mag typeface Reddish. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Christopher Hald

Danish designer. He created the ultra fat slabby typeface Brett or Jarvis (2010).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Christopher Hansen
[Livin Hell (was: Webbyen.dk)]

[More]  ⦿

Christopher Maden

At The School for Visual Communication in Haderslev, Denmark, Christopher Maden designed the avant garde all caps sans typeface Informativ (2016). Thanks to the careful use of white space, it uses 43% less ink than the average of Times New Roman, Helvetica, Avenir and Franklin Gothic. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Christopher Overvad

Odense, Denmark-based creator of the Danish Alphabet (font) (2012). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Citrus Branding
[Tom Forsyth]

Denmark-based designer of the hand-printed typeface Farmers Marker (2019). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Claus Achton Friis

Danish lettering artist (b. 1917) who drew type for cigarette packages, companies, banks and breweries. Many logos are due to him. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Claus Collstrup

Art director at Pegasus in Copenhagen, Denmark (b. 1971). At Garagefonts in 2000, he released these typefaces: Cafe Retro, Dualis, Five Link Chain, Fono, Mobilette, Modus, Toaster, the runny ink font TwoFourTwo (2000), C64 (2000, a pixel face), Fake Deco Extra Bold (2000, squarish).

FontShop link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Claus Eggers Sørensen

Also known by insiders as El Pato Loco Atomico. Danish type designer (b. 1973, Kulby, Vestsjalland, Denmark) who obtained his BDes from The Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, and his MA in typeface design from The University of Reading (2009), based on his type family Markant, which was specifically designed for newspapers and cares about ink traps, wide open bowls, inflection points and other special features. It supports Greek and Cyrillic as well.

He says: I created a new design again taking inspiration from the early sketches of Dwiggins' Experimental No. 223. I was able to use the very open aperture design of the e in this experiment. The a again explored a inflexion points within the counters, and this was too integrated in the design. Finally lightly rounded wedge shaped base serifs were chosen.

In 2011, Claus placed Playfair Display with Google Web Fonts. He explains: Playfair Display is a transitional design. From the time of enlightenment in the late 18th century, the broad nib quills were replaced by pointed steel pens. This influenced typographical letterforms to become increasingly detached from the written ones. Developments in printing technology, ink and paper making, made it possible to print letterforms of high contrast and fine hairlines. This design lends itself to this period, and while it is not a revival of any particular design, it takes influence from the printer and typeface designer John Baskerville's designs, the punchcutter William Martin's typeface for the Boydell Shakespeare (sic) edition, and from the Scotch Roman designs that followed thereafter. As the name indicates, Playfair Display is well suited for titling and headlines. It was followed in 2012 by Playfair Display SC. Free download at CTAN and at Open Font Library. Free download of Playfair Display Italic.

In 2014, Claus designed Inknut Antiqua, a free angular text typeface family for low resolution screens, designed to evoke Venetian incunabula and humanist manuscripts, but with the quirks and idiosyncrasies of the kinds of typefaces you find in this artisanal tradition. Google Fonts link for Inknut Antiqua. Open Font Library link. Inknut Antiqua covers Latin and Devanagari.

Claus lives in Amsterdam. Google Font Directory link. Speaker at ATypI 2011 in Reykjavik on the topic of typography for touch-screen devices.

Klingspor link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Claus Kristensen

Designer of the great font Puppetface at the Beetles and Dry Fish foundry. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Claus Soerensen

Danish typeface designer with a background in art direction and graphic design. He graduated from the The Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, and obtained a Master of Arts in Typeface Design from the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication of The Univerity of Reading. Speaker at ATypI 2013 in Amsterdam. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dahra Mia Kirchert

Graphic designer and illustrator in Aarhus, Denmark, who created the rough handcrafted typeface Into The Wild (2015), which was inspired by the movie. She also designed the anatomical Boney Letters (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daiele Rosa

During her studies at UFPel in Pelotas, Brazil, Daiele Rosa designed the triangulated space era typeface Estellar (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dalton Batt

During his studies at Skolen at Design College Australia in Brisbane, Dalton Batt created the modular display typeface Dune (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dan Savalas

Designer of the Tintin truetype font. Well, it's a bit unclear who the designer really is. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dan Thorup

Student at Skolen for Visuel Kommunikation in Haderslev, Denmark, b. 1991. Creator of the free sans typeface family Thorup Sans (2012), which first started out as a logotype for school work.

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

Daniel Bech

Haderslev, Denmark-based designer of the bilined textured typeface Saxo (2016) for a school project at the School of Visual Communication. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daniel Lindholt

During his studies at the School of Visual Communication in Denmark, Copenhagen-born Daniel Lindholt designed the hypnotic prismatic typeface Hypno (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daniel Nielsen

Daniel K. Nielsen (Sheffield, UK) designed his first font in 2013. Called Hydra Grotesque, it was inspired by Bauhaus and art deco styles. Its low x-height makes it stylish---its rounded corners cry out "made after 2010".

Daniel was born in Copenhagen and graduated from DMJX Danish School of Media and Journalism in 2013.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

David Engelby
[David Engelby Foundry]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

David Engelby Foundry
[David Engelby]

Copenhagen-based creator (b. Jutland, Denmark) of the four-style serif typeface Ingleby (2006-2008). In 2011, he added Engelberg (pixel face), OnO Display, ServusTextDisplay-Display, and ServusTextDisplayItalic-display (an angular text face). All of these typefaces were free.

In 2013, he set up the commercial David Engelby Foundry. The first typeface there was the text family Ingleby II. This was followed by OnO Display Pro (2013, a calligraphic typeface) and Onward (2013).

Ruth Pro (2014) is a magazine typeface family inspired by ITC Mendoza and Stone Serif.

In 2015, Engelby published the free three-style Copenhagen Grotesk, which was influenced by the rich history of German grotesques. It was followed in 2019 by Copenhagen Grotesk Nova.

Typefaces from 2016: Leducation (a didone family combined with a touch of European decadence).

Typefaces from 2017: Verger (inspired by William Morris's Golden Type), Verger Sans.

Typefaces from 2018: Space Show (an atractive rounded sans for clear and big display typography including wayfinding, infographics and posters), Comic Tantrum (free demo), Verger Book, Kiks, Gothic Tantrum, Jutlandia Slab (which was redesigned in 2020 as Jutlandia Pro).

Typefaces from 2019: College Tantrum (an octagonal athletic shirt font). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

[Adrian Täckman]

New Danish type site from Copenhagen. None of the subpages show on my browser. Adrian Täckman is one of the cofounders of e-types in Copenhagen in 1997. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Det danske Skriftstøberi Harry Løhr
[Harry Løhr]

Danish foundry in Copenhagen, run by Harry Løhr, active in the late 1930s. Their fonts include Waterloo, Falstaff (a fat face), Skrift and Times. Falstaff was released by Monotype in 1935. [Google] [More]  ⦿


DOF, or Dansk Oplysnings Forbund, is a Danish organization with its own free font, DOFMedium (2003), a sans with all appropriate diacritics. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Doris Poligrates

Graphic designer in Copenhagen. Creator of a few typefaces in 2013 such as Disco Tetris and Marshmallows. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Font archive at a Danish site. It has, as a subset, the WSI Hand Font Collection. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Egle Terminaite

Copenhagen-based designer of a prismatic typeface in 2017. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Egon Madsen

Designed the free PostScript chess font Skak. Link temporarliy moved here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eleanor Bock Lund

During her studies at The Danish School of Media and Journalism in Copenhagen, Eleanor Bock Lund designed the wonderful soft-edged Greek simulation typeface Rollo (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eli Reimer

Danish typography guru who died on February 7, 2001. Eli was a teacher and researcher at The Graphic Arts Institute in Denmark, from 1956 until 1984. In 1993, he published Lange leve typografen (Long live typography). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Elzevir family

Elzevir is an oldstyle typeface style related to garaldes. Elzevir was also the name of a renowned family of printers in the 16th and early 17th century in Leiden, The Hague, Utrecht, Copenhagen and Amsterdam. The first one, Louis (1540-1617), was the son of a Belgian printer in Leuven and established a print shop in Leiden in 1580. Other members include Isaac Elzevir, Bonaventrura Elzevir, and Abraham I Elzevir. They were operational until 1712.

The Elzevir style was promoted by Louis Perrin in Lyon, France, in 1846. In the United States, this style is known as DeVinne. Britannica link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Emil Boye

As a student at the School of Visual Communication in Haderslev, Denmark, Emil Boye designed the free font New Industry (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Emil Juul

During his graphic design studies in Haderslev, Denmark, Emil Juul created the monoline display typeface Acacia (2012).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Emil Willumsen

Emil Willumsen studied visual communication at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design, in Copenhagen. He created the sans display typeface Alma (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Emilie Findsen

At the School of Visual Communication in Haderslev, Denmark, Odense, Denmark-based Emilie Findsen designed Orthodox (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Emilie Maagaard

During her studies in Copenhagen, Emilie Maagaard created a connect-the-dots typeface (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Emilie Macholm Svendsen

Haderslev, Denmark-based designer of the curly bilined pastry shop typeface Parisienne (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Emilie Ragouet

During her studies in 2015 at Designskolen Kolding in Kolding, Denmark, Emilie Ragouet designed several experimental typefaces. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Emma Emilie Christensen

Graphic design student at The Danish School of Media and Journalism in Copenhagen in 2018, when she designed Gridtypo (pixelish) and the display sans typeface KLM (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

En Passant - Nørresundby Chess Club
[Eric Bentzen]

Eric Bentzen's page with links to chess fonts. Download page. Chess font link page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eric Bentzen
[En Passant - Nørresundby Chess Club]

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Eric Bentzen
[Chess diagrams]

[More]  ⦿

Eric Mourier

Danish graphic designer, b. 1939, who was trained as a lithographer in 1961 at The Graphic College and in 2008 at Denmark's Media and Journalism College, specializing in graphic design. He then taught at the Grafische Højskole between 1966 and 1981 and set up his own drawing room with his wife Mette Mourier.

His type designs include the labyrinthine alphabet Mourier in 1971, which was revived by Sébastien Hayez in 2002 and published at the open source type foundry Velvetyne in Paris in 2011. Then, in 2020, Ukraininan designer Alex Ash (Alexander Kondratenko) proposed a Cyrillic alphabet expansion of the font, of which he had imagined the capitals. Ariel Martin Perez took this opportunity and developped lowercase letters for Latin and Cyrillic scripts (with feedback from Alex Ash for the Cyrillic), added diacritics and symbols, mastered the font and also created several sets of alternates. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Erik Oestergaard

Erik Oestergaard discusses blackletter fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ethan Mars

Designer who used FontStruct in 2010 to make Giraf Light With More Letters, Xdiol with more letters, and Bordonizzle. I think, but am not 100% sure, that the E. Mars at FontStruct and Dafont is the same guy as Ethan Mars at Behance (where the URL has Lasse Holmlund embedded in it). The latter Etahn Mars is a graphic designer and typographer in Copenhagen, where he studies graphic design at the Danish School of Media and Journalism (DMJX). At Behance, one can view his grotesque beauty, Lucuna (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿


Danish foundry founded in 1997 by ex-graduates from the Denmark Design School and the Royal Art Academy. They designed a lot for corporations, such as for Framfab (Point Sans and Point Serif), the Danish Film Institute (Millton, 1998), the Källemo catalogue (Källemo) and the Danish State Archive, and are the main competitor of Kontrapunkt. After the ATypI meeting in Denmark in 2001, I learned that this is one of Denmark's main foundries. Based in Copenhagen, it sells fonts by its founders:

  • Jonas Hecksher: Cendia (1997), DenmarkSerif (1998), Mega (1999), Olic (1999), Point Sans (1999), Point Serif (1999), Underton (1998), Movie (2001, a very black sans), iD:00 (2001, a sans), Fletch (1998, a sans), DeLuca (Bodoni-like, 2001), NinetySix K (2001, a serif).
  • Jens Kajus: Premiere (2001, a sans).
  • Rasmus Koch.
  • Rasmus Drucker Ibfelt.
  • Marie Lübecker.
  • Adrian Täckman.
Jazz is a free font of the month at TypOasis. Press won an award at the TDC2 2003 competition. In 2006, they open a sub-foundry called Playtype. Alternate URL. Types at Playtype are shown without mention of who the designers are---here is a list as of 2007: Access (sans), Access Code, Bingo Sans and Serif, Bon (pixelish), Cable, CVendia, Contribute, Danmark Serif and Book, Deluca (roman), Fletch (sans), GT (sans), iD:00 (Sans, Serif and Slab Serif), Italian Plate, Julius, Laura, MDD, Mega+ (sans), Millton (sans), Movie (condensed headline sans), New-Press (heavy slab serif), Ninetysix K (sans), Point (Mono, Sans and Serif), Premiere (sans), Symphony (roman), Primo Sans and Serif, Press Sans and Serif, Trood (octagonal), Underton Sans and Serif, Zetta Sans and Serif. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Evelyn Deetz

Artist in Copenhagen who was born and raised in Budapest, Hungary. In 2017, she created an alphabet by using nails and a thread, and described the experiment as follows: The Nailed It font was a group project with Martin Billy Malek and Melina Miller at KEA---Copenhagen School of Design and Technology. This font had been created by tying a single piece of thread around pins. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Expert Alphabets
[George Abrams]

George Abrams (b. 1919 or 1920, Brooklyn, d. 2001, Manhasset, NY) is the designer of the gorgeous font families Augereau, Abrams Caslon and Venetian, at Expert Alphabets in Great Neck, NY. Abrams taught lettering and typeface design at the Parsons School of Design, the New School for Social Research and at the Columbia University Teachers College. He had over 50 years of Madison Avenue experience designing ads, logos, typography and lettering for Fortune 500 companies and more. His early typefaces were photo types published by Headliners in New York City. He died on June 7, 2001 at age 81.

About Augereau: This is the only digitized typeface by George Abrams [in fact, the digitization is due to Charles Nix, for George Abrams]. Its 28 weights include over 2,000 sorts including expert, OsF,&alts. Augereau is named for Antoine Augereau, who was a typographer who had a few claims to fame - one was that he was Claude Garamonds teacher, and two was that he was sentenced to death for heresy in 1544. Heresy for a typographer in 1544 meant that he printed something that the king or the Pope didn't like and died for it.

I would like to thank Poul Steen Larsen for clarifying the history of Abrams' Venetian: The Abrams Venetian was donated to Mr. Poul Kristensen of Herning (in Jutland), then Printer to the Royal Court (which he has ceased to be in 1995). You are right about the font being today locked to Poul Kristensen' old Linotron, from which not even Linotype experts brought in to unlock it, could get it out for conversion into an up-to-date digital font. So the font will disappear from the type arena when Kristensens Linotron one day breaks down. You can trust me, for I was the one who established the contact between George and Mr. Kristensen back in 1986. The font was first used in 1989 in a book by Martin Lowry, British renaissance historian, with the title Venetian Printing. George Abrams' chalk drawings of the entire alphabet in regular and italic were scanned, more precisely vectorised on-screen and downloaded in Denmark by the Kristensens and therefore, in one sense, could be called the first Danish complete font. A sample of the first use of Abrams' Venetian. A second sample from "Venetian Printing". Abrams Venetian was digitized at some point by Jorgen Kristensen for Poul Kristensen Grafisk Virksomhed Printer.

Apostrophe wrote this about Abrams Caslon: This was actually reviewed by Caflish and, if I remember correctly, Mark vonBronkhorst, so there are at least 3 or 4 copies of it out there, other than the Abrams' estate original data. Sumner Stone once said that this is the best Caslon he has ever seen. At least he has seen it; I haven't.

The typefaces by Abrams (Abrams Venetian and Augereau) are preserved in the New York City-based Abrams Legacy Collection (see also here).

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

Fifty Walrus

Copenhagen, Denmark-based designer of the pixel font Minecraft Fifty Solid (2021). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Finn Sködt

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Flag Icons
[Panayiotis Lipiridis]

A collection of all colored country flags in SVG format, plus the CSS for easier integration in web pages. View on Github.

Note: The developer is Lipis (Panayiotis Lipiridis), who is based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Lipis graduated from the Copenhagen University College of Engineering in 2011 and is a web developer. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Florian Philipp Martin Runge

Designer in London, who was born in Flensburg (Germany) and studied for four years in Aarhus (Denmark).

He made the contemporary informal typeface Jula (2012).

Asgaard was created during the one-week typeface design workshop tipoRenesansa in Trenta, Slovenia (February 2012). It is specially designed for street signage. Runge writes: To achieve great legibility the design paid much attention to features such as: large x-height, open counters, tiny serifs, slightly rounded corners, square terminals as well as inktraps. Research leading to asgaard is described in Runge's paper The echo of architecture in Danish type design of the 20. century.

In 2013, Florian graduated from the MATD program at the University of Reading. His graduation typeface was Nomad.

In 2016, he published the flared lapidary typeface Sherpa Sans at Rosetta. The naming caused a bit of a stir, not so much because of Oskar Boscovitz's Sherpa Sans (2002), but because of an unpublished font by a competitor. Rosetta took the moral high ground (even though it could have fought this trademark and won) and decided to rename Sherpa Sans Gitan.

In 2018, Borna Izadpanah, Fiona Ross and Florian Runge co-designed the free Google Font Markazi Text. They write: This typeface design was inspired by Tim Holloway's Markazi typeface, with his encouragement, and initiated by Gerry Leonidas as a joint University of Reading and Google project. The Arabic glyphs were designed by Borna Izadpanah and design directed by Fiona Ross, they feature a moderate contrast. It takes its cues from the award-winning Markazi typeface, affording a contemporary and highly readable typeface. The complementary Latin glyphs were designed by Florian Runge. It keeps in spirit with its Arabic counterpart, echoing key design characteristics while being rooted in established Latin traditions. It is an open and clear design with a compact stance and an evenly flowing rhythm. Four weights are advertized at Google, but only the Regular is available.

Behance link. Cargo collective link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿


Font archive from Denmark. Includes several original dingbat fonts from Listemageren such as Ancient Greeks and Gabriel's Angels. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Jakob Roest Vinkel's 300+ Danish archive with handwriting fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Peter Theill]

Great freeware font manager for Windows by Conquerware's Peter Theill (well, version 3 is not; version 2 was here). A review from the net: Got a lot of fonts? Would you like a quick (and free) way to see them -- even the ones that aren't installed? Then take a look at FontLister, a good-looking freeware utility that no Windows font fanatic should be without. It lets you print and view samples of all your typefaces (including TrueType, Type 1, and screen fonts). In this new version, FontLister lets you delete and install TrueType fonts, gives you more-detailed information on each font, and sports several interface and printing enhancements. With this update, FontLister becomes a true must-have for all font lovers. Download and enjoy! Old URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Windows 95 font manager software from Denmark. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Morten Rostgaard Olsen]

Danish type cooperative by Ole Søndergaard (b. 1937) and Morten Rostgaard Olsen (b. 1964), located in Helsingor, Denmark. Olsen is a graphic and type designer who lives and works in Copenhagen. Ole Søndergaard is basd in Elsinore, Denmark.

Morten Rostgaard Olsen's typefaces include FF Olsen, FF Max (2003, an elliptical sans inspired by Novarese's Eurostile from 1962). In 2014, Olsen extended FF Max to FF Max Pro and FF Max Condensed Pro. Ole Søndergaard has had his own design studio since 1972, and has taught at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. His most famous font family is FF Signa (2000). He also created Thule Letters (2005) based on carved letters on Knud Rasmussen's monument. Custom fonts include Public (2005) and Signa Tryg (Søndergaard, 2003). Together, as Fontpartners, they published these typefaces:

  • FP Dancer Pro (2006) and FP Dancer Serif (2006). By Morten Rostgaard Olsen. An upright part script part sans part serif concoction. Followed by the more octagonal FP Dancer Tango (2014). Olsen's Dancer is described by Jan Middendorp as follows: In the sans serif realm, spelling out human and warm, while avoiding to become childish or silly, isn't as easy as some type designers assume. Morten Olsen's Dancer is one of those new, and newly conceived, text typefaces that seem to do the job. It strikes a balance between typographic quality and charisma, between conventional wisdom about legibility, and expressiveness. Also, it has an equally eloquent serifed companion.
  • FP Elsinore (1980-2006) by Ole Berntsen Søndergaard. FP Elsinore was originally custom-made for street name signs in the city of Elsinore.
  • FP Fragile (2015), jointly designed by the Fontpartners. FP Fragile is a worn and scratched stencil typeface, inspired by packages, package-design and shipments.
  • FP Head Pro (2008, by Morten Rostgaard Olsen) and FP Head (2006). FP Head is a redesign of a corporate typeface for the Danish trade union FOA, and is described by them as a broad headline font, with a blur-style architecture. The typeface has a touch of FP Max, hard and soft at the same time. Yves Peters writes: Architectural yet human, as if the letter forms had been delicately carved in stone; their rounded stroke edges and corners lovingly eroded by the surf of the Baltic Sea; slightly overexposed, radiating comforting warmth, giving the impression one was looking at the characters against the setting sun.. See also FP Head Stencil.
  • Morten Rostgaard Olsen and Fontpartners colleagues Ole Søndergaard and Henrik Birkvig co-designed the free typefaces KBH and KBH Pictos, also in 2015, for the visual identity of the city of Copenhagen. At the retail level, one can buy FP Kobenhavn (2016) at MyFonts and FontShop. Olsen's FP Kobenhavn Sans and Kobenhavn C were added in 2019.
  • FP Palina (2005). A stencil typeface by Ole Søndergaard.
  • FP Quality (2005). A stencil typeface by Ole Berntsen Søndergaard.
  • FP Silly (2006-2007). A stencil typeface by Ole Berntsen Søndergaard.
  • FP Stage (2005). FP Stage by Ole Berntsen Søndergaard was inspired by old Victorian theater posters and corresponding typographic designs.

MyFonts link. FontShop link. Another FontShop link. Font Squirrel link. Klingspor link.

View Morton Olsen's typefaces. Morten Rostgaard Olsen's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿


Nicely categorized 300+ font archive by Mads Klinkby (Denmark). [Google] [More]  ⦿

FontSelector 1.3

From Peter Theill (Conquerware) in Denmark: "FontSelector is a simple freeware font viewer for Windows 95, 98, NT4 and NT5. It gives you a quick and easy way to browse and print all your installed fonts." Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Forlaget Akacia

Danish company that offers a number of gothic and fraktur fonts, as well as old handwriting fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Danish rune font archive. Has Allan Daugaards Runefont, Grxlheim Runefont, Brynjolfson Runefont. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fr. G. Knudtzons Bogtrykkeri

Fr. G. Knudtzons Bogtrykkeri operated in Copenhagen, Denmark. The type specimens from their printing house were published in a 330-page book, Prøvebog fra Fr. G. Knudtzons Bogtrykkeri (ca. 1900). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fred Anthoensen

Danish printer, book designer and publisher, 1882-1969. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Frederik Rafn Barfod

During his studioes at KADK in Copenhagen, Denmark, Frederik Rafn Barfod designed Myterano Stencil (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

George Abrams
[Expert Alphabets]

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German Donaldist Society (D.O.N.A.L.D.)
[Thomas Pryds Lauritsen]

The free Carl Barks Script (1998), an all caps bold comic book font that covers Greek as well, was originally made by the German Donaldist Society. In 1998, it was extended by Thomas Pryds Lauritsen of the Danish Donaldist Society. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Grafisk Compagni

Danish foundry in Copenhagen. Their fonts include Chablon (ca. 1938), a stencil face, and Blackburn (a Stymie clone). Scan of 12 WS typefaces (1938), which are mostly heavily inspired by (or identical to) the fashionable typefaces of the era: Blackburn, Kardinal, Ceylon, Silhouet, Hamlet, Relief, Boston, Salut, Fed Antikva, Fransk Antikva, Kalanderfast Kursiv, Vogue. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Grølheims Rune side
[Morten Grølsted]

Danish rune site. The following free rune fonts by Morten Grølsted are available: Brynjolfson, Grolheim16, Grolheim24, GrolheimAS, GrolheimHal, GrolheimLim, GrolheimStung, GrolheimVal. These fonts also have many Viking dingbats. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Hans Munk]

In 2008, Hans Munk (GRUMT, Frederiksberg, Denmark) digitized Jan Tschichold's typeface Zeus for and at Pleks, and called it Pleks Zeus. No downloads or sales. More on Zeus. He quotes Tschichold on his page: Personally I am sick and tired of making typefaces. Essentially, in my opinion, it is not a task of typography. I have done two others apart from Zeus, but only to earn money, and at that time I really had to do it. I find new typefaces fundamentally and absolutely superflous. In the best cases, new typefaces have a monetary effect, and that is really quite minimal. What we make should be lasting, but: primum vivere... The production of new types is only a 'necessity' within capitalism. Where advertising is transformed into scientific communication the typeface nonsense is pointless. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gunnar Biilmann Petersen

Danish architect (1897-1968), who taught design at Danmarks Designskole, from 1951-1967. At some point, he designed some lettertypes. Steen Ejlers is writing a book on his work.

A revival of a skeletal slab serif from 1939 bu Biilmann Petersen was done in 2018 by Henrik Kubel in his Foundation Serif Didot. Paul Shaw surmises that this typeface by Biilmann Petersen was part of a mapmaking project.

Another revival is New Plantin (2012, Mikkel Breck). This typeface was originally sketched by Biilmann Petersen based on an original Plantin typeface. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gustav Jensen

Gustav Boerge Jensen was a Danish industrial designer of the art deco era (b. Copenhagen, 1898, d. 1954), artist and letterer. He emigrated to United States, settling in New York City. He began working in the field of industrial design in 1928. His clients included Colophon Quarterly, Covici-friede, United Drug Company and DuPont, for whom he designed book jackets, bindings, and packaging. He was featured in the landmark 1934 article in Fortune magazine about the new profession of industrial design: the article noted that, of the recognized pioneers in the field---including Raymond Loewy, Henry Dreyfuss and Walter Dorwin Teague---Jensen was regarded as the top man from a purely aesthetic point of view. Paul Rand considered Jensen his mentor. After the United States entered World War II, demand for Jensen's brand of aesthetic design flagged, and he faded into obscurity. The date and place of his death is uncertain.

He inspired many typefaces, such as Bodoni Egyptian Pro Thin (2007, Nick Shinn), a mythological Greekish art deco type Jensen first drew in 1931. Nick Curtis made Tasneem NF (2007), after Jensen's 1931 classic, which was drawn for American Alphabets. Jeff Levine added Danish Script Initials JNL (2019) to the collection of revivals. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Handwriting Models
[Benedikt Gröndal]

Handwriting Models An Icelandic Manual, 1883 [fre download] was written by Benedikt Gröndal (1826-1907), an Icelandic poet, painter, draftsman, calligrapher and library historian. After a master's degree in Scandinavian Studies from the University of Copenhagen in 1863, he taught, wrote, and published a periodical, Gefn. In 2007, a foreword and useful introduction to handwriting models was added by Gunnlaugur Briem, and he placed all on his web site for free download. I quote: In 1875, Denmark changed handwriting models, replacing blackletter cursive by copperplate. This extended to its Icelandic dominion, where copybooks and model sheets in the new style were in short supply. Eight years later, a much needed handwriting manual by Benedikt Gröndal was published. The old style and the new are similar in appearance but have different letterforms. This picture shows the old blackletter cursive (top) and the new copperplate (bottom)---it was taken from Almanak Hins íslenzka þjóðvinafélags, Copenhagen (1877). Gröndal's copperplate and Gröndal's ronde. The foreword by Briem also shows a Danish ronde that appeared in Rundskrifts-Bogen; til Skolebrug og Hjemmeøvelse, ca. 1880. He also grabs the opportunity to showcase the most handsome of all Icelandic copperplate models done by Jón Þórarinsson in Skrifbók með forskriftum, 1. hefti (Reykjavík, ca. 1896). The American Palmer method, more open but less gracious, is illustrated in this alphabet from 1922 by Steingrímur Arason (from Litla skrifbókin, Reykjavík. Variants of this are shown in the alphabets of Guðmundur I. Guðjónsson, published between 1939 and 1953. Briem concludes: Handwriting based on copperplate was largely abandoned in Icelandic schools in 1984. It was replaced by italic, a modern monoline version of renaissance handwriting that owes much to Ludovico Arrighi's approach. A large selection of model sheets in this style is available for free download from the internet. He also shows Italiuskrift05, his own suggestion for schools. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hans Munk

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Hans Pelle Jart

During his graphic design studies at the School of Visual Communication in Haderslev, Denmark, Hans Pelle Jart created the experimental modular typeface Fragments (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Harry Løhr
[Det danske Skriftstøberi Harry Løhr]

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Heidi Bunk Bisgaard

At Skolen for Visuel Kommunikation in Haderslev, Denmark, Heidi Bunk Bisgaard designed the display typeface Bare in 2018. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Heidi Rand Sørensen

Aka Hejheidi. Danish graphic designer who studied at Designskolen Kolding, class of 2011. In the TypeMedia program at KABK in Den Haag, Heidi Rand Sørensen designed Charma for her graduation in 2015. The jury wrote about this lively typeface: Heidi's graduation project is centered around finding a typographic language for labelling and advertising sustainable biological products. The result, called Charma, is an ambitious and well-spirited organic type family. She currently lives in Aarhus, Denmark.

In 2019, Sijya Gupta and Heidi Rand Sorensen designed the experimental monolinear sans typeface Hedra at Indian Type Foundry.

In 2020, he assisted Manushi Parikh at Indian Type Foundry with Begum Sans, a tapered lapidary high-contrast sans inspired by Florentine inscriptional lettering during the Renaissance. Linkedin link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Helena M. Holm

For her school project at Skolen for Visuel Kommunikation in Haderslav, Denmark, Helena M. Holm designed the high contrast font Rocket (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Henriette Høyer

During her studies at Skolen for Visuel Kommunikation in Haderslev, Denmark, Henriette Høyer designed the fat display typeface To Infinity And Beyond (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Henrik Birkvig

Danish type designer. Head of Department, Danish School of Media&Journalism [Den Grafiske Højskole], Copenhagen, Denmark. Founder of the Cooper Black Klubben. He designed DGH Sans for the Graphic Arts Institute of Denmark in 1996. In 2008, he art directed the typeface Aller at Dalton Maag, London, which was designed by Bruno Maag, Marc Weyman and Ron Carpenter. This humanist sans typeface is free, and was sponsored by Danish publishing company Aller (hence the name) and designed as part of the Danish School of Media and Journalism's new corporate identity.

In 2015, Morten Rostgaard Olsen (Fontapartners), Ole Søndergaard and Henrik Birkvig co-designed the free typefaces KBH and KBH Pictos for the visual identity of the city of Copenhagen. At the retail level, one can buy FP Kobenhavn at MyFonts and FontShop.

Co-organizer of ATypI in Copenhagen in 2001. His talk at ATypI 2014 in Barcelona was entitled Type said to Illustration: You wanna team up? [Google] [More]  ⦿

Henrik Christian Grove

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Henrik Ellersgaard

Graphic design student in Haderslev, Denmark, who for a school project created Drone Sans (2012), a typeface with alchemic influences that are so "in" in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Henrik Kubel
[A2 Type]

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Henrik Lund Mikkelsen
[Henrik Lund Mikkelsen Seen]

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Henrik Lund Mikkelsen Seen
[Henrik Lund Mikkelsen]

Henrik Lund Mikkelsen runs Henrik Lund Digital Design in Copenhagen.

Fontstruct link. At Fontstruct, he published the pixel font Dezign in 2008. He explains: The font was originally named Harmonica for The Commodore Amiga 500 in the early '90s but I made an OpenType version of it around 2008 (still pixel style) and changed the name to "Dezign". [...] The Name "Dezign" comes from the Amiga 500 Demoscene group "Melon Dezign" which I started together with a programmer friend Jacob Gorm Hansen in 1991.

Other screen fonts he made include Seen6. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Henry Studio

Copenhagen, Denmark-based designer of Dale Black (2017), a heavy rounded text typeface created as an homage to Pabst and Cooper Black. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hodja Berlev

During his graphic design studies at the Danish School of Media and Journalism in Copenhagen, Hodja Berlev created the rounded fat poster typeface Turtle (2013, with Kamho Yung). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Homebase 52

Small Danish font archive: dingbats, movie fonts, game fonts, fantasy fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ian Frost Nielsen

During his studies in Haderslev, Denmark, Ian Frost Nielsen designed the octagonal typeface family Millennium Falcon (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Idiot Copenhagen
[Kasper Ledet]

Kasper Ledet made a great handlettered avant garde poster that reads I love the smell of Napalm in the morning (2008). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ilektra Mandragou

Ilektra holds a Bachelors in graphic arts from the Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Greece and a Masters in industrial design engineering from Aalborg university, Denmark. She works in Astoria, NY.

Creator of an unnamed script family in 2012.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Immature Dawn

Danish designer of the free athletic lettering font College Slab (2009-2010), which is an extension of an earlier typeface by Matthew Welch by the same name. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ingeborg Lund

Graphic design student (BA) at Skolen for Visuel Kommunikation in Haderslev, Denmark. Creator of the electrical experimental typeface Iskry (2012).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Irene Vognstrup Jakobsen

Hardeslev, Denmark-based student-designer of the handcrafted display typeface Little Monster Sculpture (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

ISO 8859-1

Coding that supports the following languages: Afrikaans, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, English, Faeroese, Finnish, French, German, Galician, Irish, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish. See also here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. More specifically, other ISO-8859 groups are as follows:

  • 8859-1 Europe, Latin America
  • 8859-2 Eastern Europe
  • 8859-3 SE Europe
  • 8859-4 Scandinavia (mostly covered by 8859-1 also)
  • 8859-5 Cyrillic
  • 8859-6 Arabic
  • 8859-7 Greek
  • 8859-8 Hebrew
  • 8859-9 Latin5, same as 8859-1 except for Turkish instead of Icelandic
  • 8859-10 Latin6, for Eskimo/Scandinavian languages
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Ivana Paulove

Copenhagen, Denmark-based designer of a few display alphabets in 2016. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jacob Lister Haugen

During his studies in Haderslev, Denmark, Jacob Lister Haugen designed the bilined typeface Borderline (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jacob Lysgaard

Graphic design graduate of the Bergen National academy of the arts in Norway. Jacob lives in Copenhagen. Creator of the playful high-contrast curly typeface Pax Tantor (2012). Cargocollective link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jakob Fischer

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Jakob Fischer

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Jakob M. Jessen

This designer from Greenland (b. 1989) created the simple hand-printed typeface JMMJ (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jan F. Poulsen
[Chainreact Media Design]

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Jan Maack
[The Ivy Foundry]

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Jan-Christian Bruun
[JC Design Studio]

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Jane Register

Melbourne, Australia-based designer of typefaces such as Dania (2009) and Sergio (2009). Dania was a graduation project in which she wanted the capture the identity of Denmark, if such a beast really exists.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jann Kuusisaari

Copenhagen, Denmark-based designer of Jann Script (2020), which is geared towards Nordic languages. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jann Kuusisaari

Copenhagen, Denmark-based designer of the free font Jann Script (2019). 1001 Fonts link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Janne Jeppesen

During her studies at the School of Visual Communication in Haderslev, Denmark, Janne Jeppesen designed the modular typeface Ajnabi (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jannik Bjørn Løkke

At the School of Visual Communication in Haderslev, Denmark, Jannik Bjørn Løkke designed the minimalist experimental typeface Cyanide (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

JC Design Studio
[Jan-Christian Bruun]

Danish graphic designer in Lyngby. He made the following typefaces:

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

Jeanette Larsen

During her studies in Copenhagen, Denmark, Jeanette Larsen designed Simple (2016), Handwritten (2017) and Magazine Font (2017: neo deco style). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jens Kajus

One of the cofounders of e-types in Copenhagen in 1997. He designed fonts such as Premiere (2001, a sans), Glendale (2009: Peignotian), Cabo (2004, grotesque), Contribute (2005: a polygonal typeface), and Agita (geometric sans). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jeppe Drensholt

Copenhagen-based designer of Kryle (2011), an octagonal typeface. In 2012, he created a gridded octagonal typeface, Block Type (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jeppe Pendrup

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Jesper Birk
[Buddha Graphix]

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Jesper Egstrøm

Graphic designer in Copenhagen. Creator of Cellar Door (2012, a Peignotian typeface), Ové Sans (2012, +Outline).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jess Andersen

In 2013, Andreas Peitersen & Jess Andersen co-designed Faux at the danish type foundry Playtype. Faux is a three-dimensional, all caps display typeface inspired by old stone carving and engraving techniques. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jesüs Oswaldo Villarreal González

Copenhagen-based designer of Norrebro (2013, inspired by pixacao) and Vibrant Serif (2013, a pixel typeface). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jimmy Duus

Jimmy Duus (Copenhagen, Denmark) created the avant garde typeface family Espanoles and the sans typeface Summer Sans in 2014. Behance link. Cargo Collective link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jimmy Laursen

During his graphic design studies in Haderslev, Denmark, Jimmy Laursen created the sans titling typeface Forward (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jimmy Mikkelsen

Helsingor, Denmark-based designer of the chunky neio-grotesque typeface Flottenheimer (2021) and the retro-futuristic typeface Nostromo (2021). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joakim Meihack

During his studies at Skolen for visuel kommunikation in Haderslev, Denmark, Joakim Meihack created the modular techno typeface Wesia Sans (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joaquim Marquès Nielsen

Danish designer, b. 1983. Creator of the funny typefaces dingbat fonts The Freaky Face (2009) and The Freaky Face 2 (2010). Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Johan Aakerlund

Danish designer (b. 1990) who lives in Copenhagen. He worked for five months to complete the good-looking geometric type family Comfortaa (2008), which is free at CTAN and Google Font Directory.

In 2009, he made Trunkmill (2009) and the useful organic sans family Lastwaerk.

In 2010, he added Montepetrum (a basic condensed family).

Devian Tart link. Fontspace link. Font Squirrel link. Fontspace link. Catalog in 2010. Fontsy link. Kernest link. Klingspor link. Dafont link. Abstract Fonts link. Google Plus link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Johan Nordlander

Swede Johan Nordlander's runic font pack. Nice original designs. Demos available, but the fonts must be ordered. All formats (type 1, truetype, Mac and PC). Johan says: "I have been developing these runic fonts since 1991 in close collaboration with one of the world's foremost experts on Old English runes, Professor Bengt Odenstedt. " Fonts: Old Norse, Old English, Danish, Short-Twig, Staveless runes, Gothic runes, Scientific runes. Plus lots of references on runes! [Google] [More]  ⦿

Johann Gottfried Pöetzsch

Johann Gottfried Pöetzsch was a typefounder from Stötteritz near Leipzig. In 1753 he became manager of the Berling type foundry in Copenhagen. In 1755, Pöetzsch takes over the printing privileges in Denmark (from Hesse). Until his death in 1783, Pöetzsch successfully operates his type foundry. His market includes all Scandinavian countries. Elisabeth Krey, his widow then takes over the foundry, which eventually was sold to Sebastian Popp, and finally to J.P. Lindh (Stockholm) in 1814. Pöetzsch used mainly imported German matrices. Samples of the typefaces: Mittel Gammal Schwabach, Cicero Gammal Schwabach, Calender Zeigen auf Rheinlaender Kegel. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Johann Snell

Sweden's first printer, who cut his own punches and cast his own types. He printed "Missale Upsaliense vetus" in Stockholm in 1483. He was also the first printer in Denmark, where he printed Breviarium Ottoniense and De obsidione et bello Rhodiano in 1482 in Odense. His main main office was in Lubeck, Germany. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jon Glarbo

Graduate of the Masters program in type design at KABK, 2010. He was born in 1979 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Before KABK he completed a BA in visual communication at Den Grafiske Højskole in Denmark. His graduation project at KABK involved an angular angry octagonal face, Brida (2010).

Typecache link. Typotheque link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jonas Borneland Hansen

Danish designer (b. 1991) who lives in Helsingør, Denmark. Creator of the geometric typeface Goca Logotype (2008). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jonas Emmertsen

As a student at the School of Visual Communication in Denmark, Jonas Emmertsen created the Old Salt typeface in 2012. Old Salt was inspired by tattoos and pirates.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jonas Hecksher

Jonas Hecksher holds a degree from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and The School of Design and Ecole supérieure d'arts graphiques et d'architecture in Paris, where he specialized in graphic design and typography design. Heckscher is Partner and Creative Director at design agency e-Types which he co-founded in 1997 and co-founder of type foundry and type design brand Playtype. He is a 5-time recipient of the Danish Design Award, a winner of two gold Creative Circle awards, a silver award winner at the Britsh D&AD, a winner in 2014 of the Knud V. Engelhardt Memorial Award, and the recipient of a certificate of excellence in type design from Type Directors Club N.Y. Playtype is currently based in Vesterbro, Denmark.

He designed fonts such as Movie (2001, a very black condensed movie generics sans), iD:00 (2001, a large sans and serif family), Fletch Text (1998, a sans), DeLuca (Bodoni-like, 2001), NinetySix K (2001, a serif), Underton (1998), Point Sans (1999), Point Serif (1999), Cendia (1997), DenmarkSerif (1998), Mega (1999), Olic (1999), Arch Sans (2003), Arch Serif (2003), Arch Stencil (2003), Arch Pattern (2003).

In the 2011 Playtype on-line catalog, it seems that several of his early designs have been renamed, and many others have been added. So here is the on-line list of his fonts there as of February 2011: AbidaleBook, AcademySans, AcademySerif, BingoSans, BingoSerif, DeArchie (didone), DeArchieDisplay, FletchText, FruOlsen (1998: a condensed display serif inspired by the old streets signs of Copenhagen, featuring tall x-heights, shaped drops and curved numbers), Geometric, Hall, HomeDisplay, Hazelwood, HermesBaby (old typewriter), Hill (2005: grotesque), HomeText, ID00 Sans (large family), ID00 Serif, ItalianPlate, JPSpecial Sans, JPSpecial Serif, JazzHouse (2007: a neo-grotesque), Mari (2006: a monolinear modern sans serif with a sense of nordic simplicity), MoviePlaytype, New Press, Noir Text, Nord Dingbats (circled letters), Norwegian, Play (2011, a minimalistic sans serif typeface, free at Google Fonts; CTAN TeX support), PrimoSerif (2000), Republic, SymphonyDisplay, TheWave, Trood, VentiQuattro (didone), Vertigo, Willumsen, ZettaSans.

Later in 2011, he published the modern sans family Metro.

In 2010, Hecksher created the 21-weight custom typeface family Berlingske for the newspaper by that name. It was extended over the years to a whopping 227 weights / 2100 glyphs-per-font in 2014, the year in which it was released as a regular retail font at Playtype, with Sans, Serif and Slab versions.

Typefaces from 2013 include the large sans typeface family Nationale (Playtype) done for the National Museum of Denmark. See here.

In 2014, an earlier typeface by e-types, Italian Plate, was releases in two monoline sans subfamilies, Italian Plate No. 1 and No. 2, and two serif versions, No. 3 and No. 4. In 2015, he published the extensive sans typeface family DuNord at Playtype.

Typefaces from 2016: Hafnia Sans, La Fontaine.

Typefaces from 2018: The Wave (sans).

Typefaces from 2019: Melanzine (sans).

Typefaces from 2020: Royal Theatre Serif (a didone), Royal Theatre Sans. Klingspor link. Google Plus link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jonas Hjalager

During his studies, Karlslunde Landsby, Denmark-based Jonas Hjalager designed the squarish typeface Exarus (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jonas Hjort

Copenhagen-based designer of the display sans typeface Orca (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jonas Stensgaard

Copenhagen, Denmark-based designer of Saxo Grammaticus (2019: a tall geometric sans in three styles) and the rune emulation and Viking art font Sacred North (2019). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Jonathan Faust

Jonathan faust is a designer in Copenhagen, Denmark. He created a monoline slab typeface called Monoline Eastwood (2011: buy it at Ten Dollar Fonts), and a text typeface called Typewondo (2011).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jorgensen Fonts
[Per Baasch Jørgensen]

Foundry in Copenhagen which sells the fonts made by Per Baasch Jørgensen: Escale (2010, humanist sans), Applejack (2008), Drakkar (2010, runic simulation face), FF Falafel (2002, simulation of Arabic), FF Bagel (2002 simulation of Hebrew), FF Holmen (2007, 19 styles in this didone family), Escale (sans). Other fonts by him include Versus (1994, his graduating project at EMSAT, Paris, a very fresh sans face).

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

Josefine Boyschau Hansen

During her studies at the School of Visual Communication in Haderslev, Denmark, Josefine Boyschau Hansen designed the handcrafted squarish poster typeface Bip Bop (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Josefine Juhl Østergaard

At the School of Visual Communication in Haderslev, Denmark, Josefine Juhl Østergaard designed the transformative typeface Flux (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Josefine Pedersen

While studying in Haderslev, Denmark, Josefine Pedersen created the blackboard bbold typeface Where's The Ink? (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Josephine Vikkelsø

During her studies in Copenhagen, Denmark, Josephine Vikkelsø designed an inky handcrafted typeface (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jover's Page

About ten specially selected fonts showcased by René Pedersen from Denmark. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jules Rask

During his studies in Copenhagen, Denmark, Kules Rask designed the multiline display typeface Zebra (2016) and the handcrafted typeface families Playful (2016) and Kindergarden (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Julia Baranova
[Julia Dreams]

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Julia Dreams
[Julia Baranova]

Julia Baranova (Julia Dreams) is a graduate of the School Of Contemporary Art, class of 2013. Perm, Russia and Copenhagen, Denmark-based creator of the thin connected script typefaces Merry Christmas (2015) and Olesia (2015), Christopher (2015), Happy Newyear (2015), The Valley (2015, brush script), Confetti (2015), Cleaf (2015), the watercolor script typeface Crispy (2015), Ah Punch (2015), and the monoline sans typeface Woonder (2015).

Typefaces from 2016: Cornish Pasty (outlined, textured and sketched), Fish and Chips, English Castles, Windsor Great Park (+Italic), Worcestershire Sauce (+Press), Smoothie Life, Caprese, Carbonara, Minestrone, Beathrice (connected script).

Typefaces from 2017: The Fontytotty Collection [Cat and Dog (Display + Italic), Quinny (Display + Italic), Sunshine (Display + Italic), Cherry Pie (Display + Italic), Honey Jar (Display + Italic), Holidays (Display + Italic), Jellyfish (Display + Italic), Yellow Fruit (Display + Italic), Flower Tea (Display + Italic), Monday (Display + Italic), Koala (Display + Italic), Jellyfish Outline (Display + Italic), Elements Font].

Typefaces from 2018: Handwritten font collection (free). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Julian Hansen

Graphic designer in Copenhagen. He created the clean sans typeface Zimmer (2010), which was published by Gestalten.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Julie Antczak

Graphic designer in Kolding, Denmark, who created the high-contrast display didone typeface Oh Boi (2015) and the monospaced sans typeface Kaxe (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Julie Feldthaus

Design student in Kolding, Denmark. She created a display sans typeface during her studies in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Julie Renee Jensen

At the School of Visual Communication in Haderslev, Denmark, Julie Renee Jensen designed a free vector format blackletter alphabet called Scarlet Letters (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Julie Søgaard

For a school project in Haderslav, Denmark, Julie Søgaard designed the display typeface Rain (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Julie Winther Villadsen

During her studies in Aarhus, Denmark, Julie Winther Villadsen designed the alchemic Native Typeface (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jysk Ordbog

Free fonts BJyskISONN, IJyskISONN, RJyskISONN (2000) of the Institut for Jysk Sprog- og Kulturforskning, Aarhus Universitet, Niels Juels Gade 84, 8200 Aarhus N, Denmark. The fonts are "Ordbogens lydskrift". [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kai Pelt

Danish designer (Aalborg) in 1937 of the brushy typeface Stafet (William Simmelkiær Skriftstøberi). This site shows a 1938 note that announces that Kai Pelt had won the type competition held by Grafisk Compagni in 1937 with his typeface Palet, later known as Stafet. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kai Plet

Aalborg, Denmark-based winner of the type competition held by Grafisk Compagni in Copenhagen in 1937 with his brush typeface Palet, which later ecame known as Stafet. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kamho Yung

During his graphic design studies at the Danish School of Media and Journalism in Copenhagen, Kamho Yung created the rounded fat poster typeface Turtle (2013, with Hodja Berlev). Based in Copenhagen, he created the mini-serifed typeface Citiest Serif (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Karen Helene Jensen

Incorrectly appointed by Type Euphoria as the designer of Fantomet, Lewis F Day No 191, and William J Pearce No 213. A visit to Listemageren reveals that she may be a cat or a daughter. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Karina Petersen

Born in 1982, this Danish designer dabbled in experimental typography while she was an intern at Gold Studio in Copenhagen. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Karoline Klestrup

During her studies at Copenhagen School of Design and Technology, Karoline Klestrup designed Papercut (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Karoline Olsrud Punsvik

Christianshavn, Denmark-based student-designer of the dirty graffiti font Graphic X (2017). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Karoline Stangvik

Danish graphic designer and illustrator living in Copenhagen. Her typefaces include the brown bag typeface Traktor (2011) and the Latin American pearly ornamental typeface Oro (2011).

In 2012, she added the geometric monoline family Neoneon.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Karolis Bingelis

Karolis is freelance graphic and fashion designer, currently based in Herning, Denmark. His work includes the techno typeface Pegasus (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kart Koos

Aalborg, Denmark-based designer of the decorative Finger Font (2017). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kasper Gant

Danish designer of the free crcle-based typeface Lunacy (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kasper Ledet
[Idiot Copenhagen]

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Kasper Løkkegaard

Aarhus, Denmark-based designer of the extreme contrast fashion mag typeface Oscar (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kasper Pyndt Rasmussen
[Approximate Type]

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Kasper Sierslev

Danish creative director who created Semislabed (sic) (2012).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kathrine Shackleton Nissen

During her studies at Skolen for Visuel Kommunikation in Haderslev, Denmark, Kathrine Shackleton Nissen designed the squarish typeface Obey (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Katrine Berg

During her studies in Copenhagen, Katrine Berg designed two handcrafted typefaces. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Katrine Langelund

During her studies at the School of Visual Communication in Haderslev, Denmark, Katrine Langelund designed the octagonal typeface Bionic Type (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Katrine Valentin

Graphic design student at the School of Visual Communication in Haderslev, Denmark. She created the stylish display typeface Kava (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kenn Munk

Kenn Munk (b. 1974) is the Aarhus-based Danish designer of free and commercial fonts since 2000: Karmaflage (2004, first free, but now a pay dingbat font at MyFonts), Influenza (2004, gothic), Wappenbee (2003, free bitmap dingbat font system for making crests), Arkudius (2003, entirely constructed from circles), Contamination, Acetone (formal script), Linemap (2002, free almost connected bitmap face), DummyTapes (2001, originally free), Replywood, Urbanregent, Aether (free dingbats), Rorschach, Yarpies, Nylon Violence, Psychophante (2004, dingbats).

Kenn sells his typefaces through MyFonts. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Kim Jensen

Danish designer at Litewerx of the (free) pixel fonts Tile (1999), LiquidCrystal, Minus (1999) and Blue Matrix (1999). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kim Michael

Creative director in Aarhus, Denmark, who designed the Imelda typeface in 2013. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kim Pedersen

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[Kim Pedersen]

kim-inter.net is Kim Pedersen's web home. Pedersen is a Danish graphic designer and type designer, who made Arild Sans from 1993-1998. Pedersen worked (works?) at The Graphic Arts Institute of Denmark, Copenhagen. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kira Linneberg

During her studies at Skolen for Visuel Kommunikation in Haderslev, Denmark, Kira Linneberg designed a devanagari emulation typeface (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Klaus Anderson

Danish designer of Capitalis Purificalis (2000, a minimalist sans), Quinone Headline (1999, a sans), and City Talker (1998, a condensed sans). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Klaus Hougesen

Danish graphic designer. He is working on this minimalist geometric face (2004). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Klaus Johansen
[Listemageren Fontarkiv]

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Klaus Johansen
[The Great Detective Font]

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Klaus Juul Jensen

Danish graphic designer who created a custom angular typeface for Danish photographer Søren Malmose (2012). He also did several logotypes. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Klaus Nielsen

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Knud Valdemar Engelhardt

Knud V. Engelhardt (1882-1931) was a Danish architect, printer and designer. He worked on kilometer stones, type for trams, street signs, and is well known in type circles for a slab-serif alphabet made for the city of Copenhagen with heavy wide capitals.

In 2010, Swedish designer Mårten Thavenius created Skilt Gothic (Font Bureau), which was based on signage types by Engelhardt from the 1920s, including those he created for the street signs in Gentofte, north of Copenhagen. Engelhardt's design was loosely based on the lettering of two Danish architects of the time: Thorvald Bindesbøll (designer of the Carlsberg logo) and Anton Rosen. The signs were so successful that they are still in use today.

In 2017, Letters from Sweden published its Trim sans typeface family, which is also based on Engelhardt's work.

In 2020, Wahyu Wibowo released Regave, a 24-style (+variable) typeface which is also influenced by Engelhardt's street signs.

Digital typefaces based on Engelhardt's designs. CV. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Bo Linnemann]

Danish design bureau that publishes corporate fonts, and fonts for government agencies. The Danish Railway fonts ViaSign (2000), ViaText (2000) and DSBTPL (2000) are due to them. This company in Copenhagen was founded in 1991 by Kim Meyer Andersen and Bo Linnemann. Kontrapunkt's Bo Linnemann is mainly occupied with corporate branding, and this often includes new corporate designs. He professes to be deeply influenced by Knud Engelhardt, who used wide typefaces with the A, N, V, W and M corners stretched by horizontal pieces. His type designs include

  • Billund: a sans family for the new Billund Airport, which won the Trophé d'Or in 2003.
  • CarlsbergSans (2006), for the beer maker.
  • Danske (2000): a corporate sans family for the Danske Bank.
  • BG (2001): a family for the BG Bank.
  • Engelhardt (sans, 1997).
  • AtB (for Movia Public Transport).
  • Kontrapunkt (free), their own corporate identity face, which won the Danish Design Prize for best typeface in 2004. Pick up a free copy of Kontrapunkt Light, Light Italic and Bold. The slabby Kontrapunkt Bob (2011) is also free.
  • Their corporate typefaces include Datsun Sans.
  • Kontrapunkt Miki (2016). A free sans typeface family.

Another URL. Fontsquirrel link. Old URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kristian Emil Hansen Svidt

During his studies at the School of Visual Communication in Haderslev, Denmark, Kristian Emil Hansen Svidt created the modular techno font Nebula Invasion (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kristina Christensen

Haderslev, Denmark-based creator of the high contrast fashion mag typeface Vertigo (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kristina Krogh

Kristina Krogh Larsen is a graphic designer with a Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design and Visual Communication from the Danish School of Media and Journalism (formerly the Graphic Arts Institute of Denmark). In Trine Rask's type design class, she created the Charlie typeface in 2010, an exercise on contrast and ball terminals. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kristján Jón Pálsson

During his studies in Haderslev, Denmark, Kristján Jón Pálsson created the thin hexagonal sci-fi typeface Spacepipe (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Anette Schmidt]

Ladyfingers was established in 2010 by Anette Schmidt (b. 1976, Denmark), a Danish designer who obtained an MA in typeface design from The University of Reading (2009), based on Anglaise, which is a display face with influences from the psychedelic era and stencil typefaces, and uses lots of ball endings.

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

Larissa Fischinger

Information designer from Stutgart who is studyin at Stuttgart Media University. At Denmarks School for Media and Journalism in 2012, she designed the didone font Elegant, which has a fragile yet fashionable look. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lars J. Mathiasen

Lars Mathiasen made his first font in October 1998. Email him to get Ljm, posted on alt.binaries.fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lars Pryds
[Tolstrup Pryds Graphics]

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Lasse Hedegaard
[laxxes fonts]

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Lasse Pedersen

Danish designer of Masayo Sans (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lasse Strøm

Copenhagen, Denmark-based designer of Strom (2019). Strom (+Rounded, +Divided) is a simple organic rounded sans typeface family. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Laura Skyum-Jensen

During her studies at the Danish School of Media and Journalism, Copenhagen, Denmark-based Laura Skyum-Jensen designed the rounded sans typeface Shahnama (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lauritz Hansen

Copenhagen, Denmark-based designer who studied at DMJX. In 2017, he designed the rounded informal sans typeface Nugien. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

laxxes fonts
[Lasse Hedegaard]

Three free type 1/truetype fonts by Denmark's Lasse Hedegaard of "laxxes fonts": Expression, Register (2000), Schwarz (1996). Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lea Thagaard Thomsen

During her studies at the School of Visual Communication in Haderslev, Denmark, Lea Thagaard Thomsen created the typeface Melba's Call (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lene M. Arensdorff Kristiansen

Danish designer (b. 1989) of the grunge ink spill typeface Arensdorff Ink (2011), of the experimental monoline typeface Elephont (2011), and of Egyptian Hieroglyphs Silhouette (2011) and Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs (2011).

In 2012, she created an unnamed black didone display typeface.

Home page. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lennart Hansson

Swedish type designer, calligrapher and graphic designer, b. 1939, who lives in Skane, Denmark. He created RunaSerif (for Miles, 1995: inspired by the forms of ancient Viking runes, this typeface won the Nordic Typeface Competition in Copenhagen), Crane (1995, Agfa), Renasci (1997, based on old Danish inscriptions, mainly in churches), ZiP (Agfa Creative Alliance), and Hansson Stencil (Mecanorma). CV (in Swedish).

View Lennart Hansson's typefaces.

FontShop link. . [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Leon Sloth

Graphic designer and typographer from Copenhagen who founded the design studio More To Come. His typefaces include Lagen (2007, fat and counterless), Darkcut (2008, like wood cut), Paten (2008, constructivist), and Antiwar (2009, military stencil).

In 2011, they designed Paten (a severe almost-constructivist typeface) and Antiwar (an army stencil face).

In 2012, they created Deadman. In 2014, they designed the rounded black typeface M52 Black.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Les Trophées d'Or du salon Intergraphic de Paris 2003

One of the "Trophée d'Or" awards is a typographic award. Given under the auspices of Agfa Monotype, it rewards the creator of the best typeface for a visual identity or a special use. Faces must be less than 5 years old. The 2003 awards were handed out at the 23rd Intergraphic Congress, held from January 15-17, 2003 in Paris. The winners:

  • First prize: Bo Linnemann, for Billund, the font used at the Danish airport. Linnemann heads Kontrapunkt.
  • First nominee: Damien Gautier, for Salomon (the ski company). Gautier runs Typotek and Trafik.
  • Second nominee: Oscar Liedgren, for Norstedts. Liedgren heads Liedgren Design.
In 2002, the winners were as follows:
  • First prize: Serge Cortesi, for Carrefour, the supermarket giant.
  • First nominee: Grégori Vincens, for Lipton Ice Tea.
  • Second nominee: Bo Linnemann, for Danske Bank.
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Let Us
[Bjørn Hansen]

Let Us is the Copenhagen-based studio and type foundry of lettering artists Bjørn Hansen and Sean Donohoe. As of 2016, their typefaces include Groenthandler (grotesque), New Standard (octagonal and grungy, developed in association with Anthony DeMarco: first cut out of wood, then inked, and then printed multiple times to get the right tactile feel), and Thelab (a neutral sans for Latin and Cyrillic). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Levente Toth

Levente Toth (Aalborg, Denmark) designed the initial caps typeface Festival Font in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lili Lieber
[42 Studio]

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Linda Hintz

Linda (Copenhagen, Denmark) studied at HfG Schwäbisch Gmünd (2007). A course with Luc[as] de Groot led her to KABK in Den Haag where she obtained a Masters degree in type and media in 2011, and designed the typefaces Ernest, Ernie and Ernesto. She writes: Ernest is a transitional text cut for continuous reading, modest and quite quiet in appearance. His little fellow Ernie is made for small sizes in captions with simplyfied letterforms. In contrast Ernesto works as an image in displaysizes, being a caps only cut with playful alternatives to give a splendid impression.

She is based in Copenhagen (since 2014) and works as an independent type designer. In 2017, Linda Hintz and the Monotype Design Team revived Gerard Unger's Praxis (1976) as Praxis Next.

In 2015, Gerard Unger, Linda Hintz and Dan Reynolds published Demos Next (2014) at Linotype.

In 2018, Linda Hintz and Toshi Omagari published the large geometric sans typeface family Neue Plak that revives and extends Paul Renner's Plak (1928).

In 2022, she published the plumpish Pouf (It can inflate and deflate, looks like it's breathing when animated and makes most people smile). FontShop link. Future Fonts link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Linda Lukovics

During her studies in Copenhagen, Linda Lukovics designed a deconstructed typeface in 2016. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Line Birgitte Borgersen

Danish creator (b. 1987) of the experimental font Soft Triangles (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Line Engberg

During her studies at KADK in Denmark, Line Engberg (Copenhagen) designed a serif typeface (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Line Larsen

For a school project in Kenn Munk's class at the School of Visual Communication in Haderslev, Denmark, Line Larsen designed the multilined geometric typeface Paper (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Line Otto

Founder of Stein & Otto in Haderslev, Denmark. Creator of Skraa 01 (2012), a typographic experiment in extreme contrast. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Line Villadsen

Copenhagen-based designed of the children's caps typeface ABC My Little Monsters (2015), which was finished during her studies at KEA (Københavns Erhvervsakademi). [Google] [More]  ⦿


Font links (in Danish). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Listemageren Fontarkiv
[Klaus Johansen]

In the late 1990s, Klaus Johansen from Odense made gorgeous (free) dingbat typefaces such as Fabeldyr, Ancient Heads, Art Nouveau Headers, Art Nouveau Women, Atleter, Border DingCats, Devils and Dragons, Dutchmen Dingbats, Dingbat Cats, Engleknapper, Fandom Dingbats, Gabriel's Angels, Great Detectives, NY Dingbats, Malacates, Masonic Symbols, Mayan Dingbats, Mexican Ornaments, Mythago Wood, New Dingcats (1997), Ornamenter 1 through 5, Panda, Relieffer, Spirits, Square Ornaments, Statuer, Zodiac Signs, Zodiac02 (1998), Traesnit, Traesnit2, Woodcut1, Woodcut2 and Aeroplanes. Listemageren fonts also include Hans Christian Andersen Papercuttings, and the following alphabet fonts: Carmencita (ornamental Victorian), Preciosa (Victorian), Tropicana (almost like caps), Domino-samlingen, 1998 A, 1998 B, 1998 experimenter..., Fantomet, Karen Helenes Haandskrift, Klaus Johansens Haandskrift, Lewis F. Day No. 191, Lisbjerg, William J. Pearce No. 213 [note: this is named after an alphabet by Walter John Pearce...], Takker. All postcardware! More complex designs: Children, WW1-A (bicycles), WW1-B, WW1-C, WW1-Planes.

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Danish outfit. Kim Jensen made the (free) pixel fonts Tile, LiquidCrystal, Minus and Blue Matrix. Ruben Borup made the pixel font City Lights. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Liv Banja Albrektsen

During her studies at Skolen for Visuel Kommunikation, Copenhagen, Denmark-based Liv Banja Albrektsen designed the squarish modular typeface Copenhagen High Line (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Livin Hell (was: Webbyen.dk)
[Christopher Hansen]

Danish site with about twenty original grunge fonts made by Christopher Hansen, who is located in the United States: A Theme for Murder (2005, a great scary script), Got Heroin (2005, ransom note font), Carnivale Freakshow (2004, Western), Even Badder Mofo (2005), Living Hell (2005), Nemo (2005), Nemo Nightmares (2005), Dearest Dorothy (2005, curly), Deanna (2005), The Gingerbread House (2005, a curly creepy German expressionist typeface), Cocaine Sans (2005), Latchboy (2005, curly creepy face), Raiderz (2004), Shoguns Clan (2004), Sell Your Soul (2004), Nightmare Maker (2004), Beyond Wonderland (2004), Bad Mofo (2004), Pure Evil (2004), Pure Evil 2 (2005), Slaytanic (2004), Spinal T. Fanboy (2004), Frank Knows (2004), Requiem (2004), The Battle Continuez (2004), Against Myself (2004), Scratched Car Paint (2004), Punk Kid (2003), All Rejects (2003), 80's-hero (2000), If (2000), Insert-your-name-here (2000), Metalheads (2000), Funky2, GoRiLlaz-2 (2000), Punk-Kid (2000), Green Days (2002), Straight-Face (2002), se7en (2002), The Battle (2000), and Dwarves (2003).

See also here. Alternate URL. Fontspace link. FontShop link. Abstract Fonts link. Another Abstract Fonts link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lorena Cruzado

Aarhus, Denmark-based designer of Garrets Skrifttype (2017, with Rene Sørensen). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lotte Reinert

Danish designer, with Anne Marie Brammer, of a font made for the Botanic Gardens in Copenhagen in 2000, a very dark almost-slab serif face. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Louise Agerlund

Art director in Aarhus, Denmark, who created the signage script typeface Freddy (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Louise Birkebaek Laursen

During her studies at the School of Visual Communication in Haderslev, Denmark, Louise Birkebaek Laursen (Kolding, Denmark) designed an experimental typeface (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Louise Dupont

During her studies at the School of Visual Communication in Haderslev, Denmark, Louise Dupont designed Zuby (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Louise Fabel

Copenhagen, Denmark-based designer of the rough heavy brush typeface Hello I'm a Typoholic (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Louise Gistrand

Copenhagen, Denmark-based designer of the partially octagonal typeface Alm (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Louise Hvenegaard

During her studies at Skolen for Visuel Kommunikation in Haderslev, Denmark, Louise Hvenegaard designed the high-contrast fashion mag typeface Audrey (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Louise Lahn

During Kenn Munk's type design class in Haderslev, Denmark, Louise Lahn design the straight-edged typeface Secat Sans (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lube Glien Andersen

For Kenn Munk's class at the School of Visuel Communication, located in Haderslev, Denmark, Lube Glien Andersen designed the Balloonaddict typeface (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lucas Magnusson

Designer at Fountain of the serif family Tycho (2007). It is said that this is a revival of a font by Danish astronomer Tycho Brahes. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Kevin Holm's 500+ font archive. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Rasmus Lange]

Rasmus Lange is the Danish creator in 2009 of the FontStruct fonts LungoMinimal (a horizontally stencilled family) and LungoType (octagonal). The Boss (2007) was patterned after the lettering in "The Philadelphia Story" (1940) by George Cukor. Cronista (2006) is a condensed font made for the TV series Kroniken. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mads Berg

Danish illustrator and poster artist, with a style that is inbetween art deco and retro futurism.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mads Burcharth

Mads Burcharth (Odense, Denmark) has a graphic design and branding studio called Stupid Studio. He created the simple monoline sans typefaces GEUSE (2009) and Sedo (2009). He graduated in April 2008 from SDE College, Center of Visual Communications with a major in Digital

In 2013, he published the vector format typeface Quasimodo.

Media. Behance link. Hellofont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mads Freund Brunse
[Or Type]

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Mads Haugsted Rasmussen

Art director in Copenhagen. Norwegian creator of the prismatic typeface Seal (2012).

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

Mads Mostrup Davidsen

Randers, Denmark-based designer of Autumnus (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mads Quistgaard

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Mads Rahbek Hougaard

Danish designer of the hookish sans serif font Anton Regular (2002). The family mrh_Anton (2000) was posted on alt.binaries.fonts on July 23, 2002, by its creator. Designer of the following display sans typeface (2004), based on the handwriting of many people. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mads Rydahl

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Magnus Gaarde
[Skriftklog Grafisk Design (was: TypeEinz)]

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Maiken Kloster Hviid Larsen

During her studies at the School of Visual Communication in Haderslev, Denmark, Maiken Kloster Hviid Larsen designed the display typeface Stairs To The Moon (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Maiken Wang

For Kenn Munk's class at Skolen for Visuel Kommunikation in Haderslev, Denmark, Maiken wang designed the counterless outlined typeface Toast (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Maja Steensen

Danish designer of Tight Type (2017), which is characterized by its contrast and ball terminals. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Malene Hvid Jepsen

Senior designer at Goodmorning Technology in Copenhagen. She desiged the custom typeface FRB (2013) for the street name signage of the city of Frederiksberg. She also created the sans caps typeface Vietnam (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Malou Schmidt

As a student in Copenhagen, Denmark, Malou Schmidt designed the painted letter font Bigfud (2016) and some other handcrafted typefaces. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marchan Christiansen

During his studies under Kenn Munk in Haderslev, Denmark, Marchan Christiansen designed Black Slab (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marcus Bichel Lindegaard

Copenhagen, Denmark-based designer of the display typeface Katze (2018) and the curvy wavy typeface Schwung (2018), which is named and shaped after Niels W. Gade's hairstyle. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marcus Kai Nielsen

Designer in Copenhagen, who created the oriental-look display sans typeface Taka Okami (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Maria Gnezdilova

During her design studies, Maria Gnezdilova (Herning, Denmark) created the connect-the-dots typeface Lisbon Metro (2014), the Lisboa Metro Font. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Maria Groenlund

Maria Grønlund is a Lystrup, Denmark-based digital artist who experiments with elaborate glyphs. She created, e.g., Embryo Letters (2013), Shredded Alphabet (2011), I See Numbers (2011).

In 2017, she published the plumpish color font Abelone at Fontself. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Maria Nyholm Jensen

During her studies, Herning, Denmark-based Maria Nyholm Jensen an experimental typeface (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marie Halkjær Pedersen

At the School of Visual Communication in Haderslev, Denmark, Marie Halkjær Pedersen designed the dot matrix typeface Punto (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marie Kjaer Aarestrup Jensen

During her studies at Skolen For Visuel Kommunikation in Haderslev, Denmark, Marie Kjaer Aarestrup Jensen designed Swoosh Display (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marie Lübecker

One of the cofounders of e-types in Copenhagen in 1997. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marie Sepstrup

Haderslev, Denmark-based designer of New Junction (2013). This tall bilined typeface was created while she was studying at the School of Visual Communication in Haderslev for Kenn Munk's class. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mariska Sala

Founder in 2008 of M Design Studio in Copenhagen. Creator of a modular font in 2012.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marius Christian Mic

Copenhagen, Denmark-based student-designer of the circle and teardrop-themed display typeface Circle (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marius Krone

During his studies in Copenhagen, Marius Krone created a fun Miro-esque lachrymal typeface (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mark Arnesen

Copenhagen-based graphic designer, who created God Mother High Nose (2012), a modular monoline sans family. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Martin Fredskov

Illustrator in Kalundborg, Denmark. Designer of the free display typeface FS ABC (2017). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Martin Sørensen
[Martin Svampen]

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Martin Svampen
[Martin Sørensen]

Martin Sørensen (Martin Svampen) is the Copenhagen-based designer (b. 1989) of Svampen's Handwriting (2013) and Vanlose Handwritten (2013), Arcade Future (2014: circle-based sans), Vanlose Simple Type (2014), and Vanlose Book Type (2014, a sans for books).

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marton Borzak

Based in Copenhagen for his studies at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design, Marton Borzak (b. Hungary) created the modular typeface Islands Brygge (2013).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mary Huang

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Mathias Olin Bender

During his studies at the School of Visual Communication in Haderslev, Denmark, Mathias Olin Bender designed the spurred didone typeface El Paso (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mathias Rue

Danish creator in aarhus (b. 1988) of the hand-printed typeface Lotte by Rue (2012).

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mattias Faccini

Haderslev, Denmark-based designer of the free display sans typeface Squid (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Max Juric

Max Juric (Meximuss) is located in Denmark. His typefaces include the brushy Midnight Hours (2018). Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mehvish Iqbal

Illustrator in Copenhagen, Denmark, who created the colorful 3d decorative caps typeface Imaginary in 2017. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Merilin Vrachovska

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Mette Ahrensbach

Aarhus, Denmark-based designer of an unnamed thin font with technical / architectural roots.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mette Schøne Nielsen

At the School of Visual Communication. Kolding. Denmark-based Mette Schøne Nielsen designed Toothbrush (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mette Straagaard

For her school project at Skolen for Visuel Kommunikation in Haderslav, Denmark, Mette Straagaard designed the blackboard bold typeface Flif (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mia Dörwald

Based in Copenhagen, this Danish designer created some experimental typefaces in 2011. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Michael Christensen

Copenhagen-based designer of the exoerimental typeface Interchanged (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Michael Hansen

Michael Hansen (Michaelhansenwork, Copenhagen, Denmark) studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. As a student, he created a virtual identity for the future light rail in Aalborg. This involved the development of the rounded sans typeface family Aalborg Bold (2015) and the creation of a few wayfinding icons. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Michael Holland

Aarhus, Denmark-based designer of the display typeface Beta (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Michael Nordstrom Kjaer

Michael Nordstrøm Kjaer (b. 1981), has a BA in Graphic Design from the School of Visual Communication in Haderslev, Denmark. His type foundry, also called Michael Nordstrom Kjaer, is located in Copenhagen.

Typefaces from 2013: Absalon (an elliptical sans family). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Michala Højtved

During her graphic design studies in Haderslev, Denmark, Michala Højtved created the Rub A Dub typeface (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Michelle Carlslund

Graphic Design student at The Danish School of Media & Journalism, who will graduate in 2014. Based in Copenhagen, Michelle does mainly illustrations.

Creator of the geometric alphabet Flip (2012).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Michelle Kjeldbjerg

During her studies in Herning, Denmark, Michelle Kjeldbjerg designed Horror (2018: brush styles) and Stripe (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Michelle Sloth

As a student at the School of Visual Communication in Haderslev, Denmark, Michelle Sloth designed the thin display typeface Alon (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿


Midt Sans is a series of freely downloadable sans fonts made in 2006. They are modifications of Morgan Sans (Feliciano Type Foundry, 2000-2005) done by Village (with permission from FTF) for Midt Jylland. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Miesophie Bak

Copenhagen, Denmark-based designer of Gordita Sans (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mikala Egebjerg Nielsen

During her studies at the Danish School of Media and Journalism, Mikala Egebjerg Nielsen designed Flamingo (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mike Dinesen Petersen

At the School of Visual Communication in Haderslev, Denmark, Mike Dinesen Petersen designed the bilined typeface Douglas Firs (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mikkel Breck

Danish graphic and digital designer. He created the text typeface New Plantin (2012), which is based on hand-drawn sketches made from an original Plantin typeface by Danish architect Gunnar Biilmann Petersen (1897-1968). An indirect route, but the result is quite nice and refined. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mille Kruse Thomey Damgaard

Haderslev, Denmark-based designer of Runic (2012), a runic simulation typeface This was created while she was studying at the School of Visual Communication in Haderslev.

In 2013, she designed Octopus with Trine Hansen It is a circle-based minimalist sans. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mohsen Khaki

Born in Tehran in 1986, Mohsen Khaki now lives in Denmark where he designs type. With Alireza Amiri, he created Ki Moa Trinagle Mark (2011). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Monica Staugaard Hansen

Østerbro, Denmark-based designer of Handmade Typo (2016). . [Google] [More]  ⦿

Morten Bek

Morton Bek (Denmark) used to run The Tolkien Homepage. He designed the free fonts Futharken (1995; old Swedish/Norwegian from 700AC), Moon Runes (1995; Anglosaxon runes, supposed to resemble the writings on the maps from The Hobbit, by J.R.R.Tolkien) and Angerthas-Moria (1997; a Cirth font).

Alternate page. Yet another URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Morten Duemose

Graphic designer in Copenhagen, Denmark, who designed the all caps typeface simply called A (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Morten Grølsted
[Grølheims Rune side]

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Morten L T

Danish creator of the free Morse code font Morso Kode (2009). It contains three Danish special characters. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Morten Rosendal

Design student in Haderslev, Denmark, who made the monoline art deco typeface Part Deco (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Morten Rostgaard Olsen

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Morten Rostgaard Olsen

Copenhagen-based graphic designer (b. 1964) who created the highly legible Fontfont typeface family FF Olsen (Light, Regular, Bold) in 2001. He also designed Union Regular and Union Bold for the Danish Government, which for a while was giving away these fonts for free here and here and here. After five years of study at The Danish School of Art and Design, he now runs a design studio where he supplies solutions for corporate design and typefaces.

He is a cofounder of Fontpartners, where he published FP Dancer (2011), FP Head, FP Palina and FP Max (2003, an Eurostile-inspired sans). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Morton Duemose

Copenhagen, Denmark-based designer of Bellagio (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Muggie Ramadani

Copenhagen, Denmark-based creative director. Muggie designed these custom typefaces: Codan (2017, for an insurance company), Danske (2017, for Danske Bank), SEAS-NVE (2014, a slab serif / sans pair of typefaces done together with Nicolas Fuhr and Chester Jenkins). Behance link. Muggie is associated with Bold Copenhagen. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nach Oh
[Oh Type]

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Nadia Rosenfeldt

Copenhagen-based designer (b. 1987) of the geometric sans typeface Say Something (2013). Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nadia Stoy

Graphic design student, who is currently studying to get a bachelor degree in graphic communication at the School of Visual Communication in Haderslev, Denmark. She created the curvy monoline typeface Ino (2012).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nadja Rasmussen

For a project at the School of Visual Communication in Haderslev, Denmark, Nadja Rasmussen created Papercut (2015), a typeface that was influenced by Chinese calligraphy. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nana Fogh

During her graphic design studies, Randers, Denmark-based Nana Fogh created the modified didone display typeface Jola (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Natasha Kineva

During her studies at the Copenhagen Technical College, Natasha Kineva designed the narrow stern slab serif typeface Korset (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

National Museum of Denmark

Nationale (2019) is the custom-made typeface family for the National Museum of Denmark. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Naur Klint

Danish designer of the alphabet for the Danish license plates. He was a professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts from 1970 until his death in 1979. The license plate design is now in the hands of the firm Klint&Vejse, run by Lars Klint and Lise Vejse Klint. [Google] [More]  ⦿


A musical notation metafont for transcribing Hildegard von Bingen's music. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nicki van Roon

Graduate of The School of Visual Communication in Haderslev, Denmark.

Aarhus, Denmark-based creator of the didone display typeface Corydon (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nicolai Boye Brodersen

During his studies at Skolen for Visuel Kommunikation in Haderslev, Nicolai Boye Brodersen (Odense, Denmark) designed the blackletter typeface Cultype (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nicolai Elbaek

During his studies at the School of Visual Communication in Haderslev, Denmark, Nicolai Elbaek designed the free paperclip typeface Plento (2016) and the free Bastell Sans (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nicolas Frantzen

Soeborg-based Danish designer of the hand-printed typeface Phoenix Print (2005). Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nicolas Fuhr

Danish art director, based in Copenhagen. Creator of Casa Madero (2012, a logotype for the winery), Douwe Egberts (2012), FF Berliner (2012, octagonal constructivist typeface), and F-Rune (2012). In 2014, he created the custom typeface families SEA-NVE Sans and SEAS-NVE Slab, together with Muggie Ramadani and Chester Jenkins. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Niels Bonnevie

Danish designer of amor, blogs, boring, dogma, elektra (Greek simulation), fatboy, kromozone (grunge), mainstreet, micro, mousecrap, oilhand, onakite, raw, rec, risk, roundabout, starbeam (grunge), strike, Improvised (a pixel font). Niels lives in Copenhagen. Dafont link. At FontStruct in 2008, he created Dub Chuck, Structor, Work In Progess, and Monkey Wok. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Niels Otto Andersen

Denmark-based designer of the free font Ant Serif (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Niels Toftegaard

Haderslev, Denmark-based designer of the monoline monospaced connected typeface Link (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Niklas Bentzen

Virum, Denmark-based student-designer of the all caps sans typeface Joule (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nikolaj Egestorp

During his studies, Vanløse, Denmark-based Nikolaj Egestorp designed the sans typeface Egen (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nikolaj Kjaer-Rasmussen

Danish art director. During his studies in Haderslev, Denmark, he designed the pixelish typeface NKKR Grotesque (2016). This typeface was inspired by the lettering on the Randers Kunstmuseum building. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nils Kähler

Danish graphic designer. Creator of the Bauhaus-inspired typeface Bauhaus Modern (2017), and the monoline geometric sans typeface Unified (2017). Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nils Stec

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Nina Lee Storm

Born in Seoul, Nina Lee Storm moved to Denmark in 1975, where she works as a freelance type designer. Nina lives in Middelfart, Denmark, and her company is Lee Storm Design. She designed Storm Sans at Agfa/Monotype in 2000. She designed Noa for use on television and computer screens during the late 1990s. This tall x-height short-ascendered typeface was published by Linotype in 2004.

FontShop link. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Nordlundes Bogtrykkeri
[Carl Volmer Nordlunde]

Danish type foundry run by Carl Volmer Nordlunde (b. 1888). Nordlunde published Letter from a Danish typographer (1967, New York, The Typophiles). Other publications include type specimen books for specialty types such as Janson and Bembo. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Not my type: the centuries-long identity crisis of Scandinavian typography

Great article by Shane Wilson in the Harvard Independent on Scandinavian typography and type design. But the Scnadinavians won't like it: Wilson says that there is no such thing as a Scandinavian typographical identity. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Oh Type
[Nach Oh]

Nach Oh (Oh Type) is a type designer and illustrator from Medellin, Colombia, who is now based in Melbourne, Australia. Nach's real name is Hernan Toro (b. 1986, Copenhagen, Denmark), according to one page. On another page, Nach Oh seems to be a woman. Let's call him/her Hernan.

Hernan's typefaces include NOH Squadra (2014, a poster typeface with calligraphic elements), Spina (2013, a spurred tattoo script), Green Raven (2011), Railham GW (a slab serif inspired by railraod tracks), NOh Green Raven (2013), and Carbone (2013, techno, advertised as a mafia font).

In 2014, he designed False Widow.

In 2015, he made the free Western inline typeface Rancho. In 2016, Nach Oh designed the sans typeface family Modesta.

The modular typeface Mast (2017) is free.

In 2018, he published the bilined logo and titling font Playmax.

Behance link. Purchase the fonts at The Liars. Another Behance link. Creative Market link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Ole Berntsen Søndergaard

Danish graphic designer and signwriter, b. 1937, who studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Art in Copenhagen (1961-1964) and has taught there from 1966 until 1978. He ran his own graphic design studio in Elsinore in 1973. Co-founder and partner of Eleven Danes, 1985-1995. He has designed signage systems for banks, offices and public buildings in Denmark, Sweden and the Middle East, and did a lot of corporate design for Danish banks and Danish industry.

He created the well-known FF Signa typeface family in 2000, originally for signage, but also useful in text. This was complemented by FF Signa Extended and FF Signa Condensed in 2001, FF Signa Serif in 2005, FF Signa Correspondence Pro in 2006, FF Signa Stencil Pro and FF Signa Serif Stencil Pro in 2011, the 70-style FF Signa Slab Pro in 2013, and FF Signa Round Pro and FF Signa Slab Stencil in 2017.

Ole designed Thule Letters (2005) based on carved letters on Knud Rasmussen's monument. Other typefaces include Public (1980, sans), and Helsingør (1980, a serif typeface for the town signage in Elsinore).

With Morten Rostgaard Olsen, he set up Fontpartners. Together, they made FP Dancer (2007, an upright part script part sans part serif concoction), FP Palina (Futura Stencil face, 2006-2007), FP Quality (rounded stencil, 2006-2007), FP Silly (wavy stencil, 2005; free at Fontshop), FP Stage (2006-2007, wide display grunge).

Custom fonts at Fontpartners include Elsinore (2005, serif), Public (2005), Signa Tryg (Søndergaard, 2003). FP Dancer (2007) is described by Jan Middendorp as follows: In the sans serif realm, spelling out human and warm, while avoiding to become childish or silly, isn't as easy as some type designers assume. Morten Olsen's Dancer is one of those new, and newly conceived, text typefaces that seem to do the job. It strikes a balance between typographic quality and charisma, between conventional wisdom about legibility, and expressiveness. Also, it has an equally eloquent serifed companion.

In 2015, Morten Rostgaard Olsen (Fontapartners), Ole Søndergaard and Henrik Birkvig co-designed the free typefaces KBH and KBH Pictos for the visual identity of the city of Copenhagen. At the retail level, one can buy FP Kobenhavn at MyFonts and FontShop.

FontShop link. Klingspor link.

View Ole Sondergaard's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Ole Munk

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Olivia Linn Sørensen

Illustrator who studied at Savannah College of Art and Design. Based in Vejle, Denmark. In 2014, she drew some floriated drop caps. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Or Type
[Mads Freund Brunse]

Art director and graphic designer Mads Fruend Brunse (b. Denmark) is based in London. After graduating from ECAL (Lausanne) in 2009, Brunse has experience from working with people such as Node Berlin Oslo (Germany), Vladimir Llovet Casademont (Germany), Sofie Spindler (The Netherlands) and OK-RM (UK). Since 2007 he is collaborating with Guðmundur Ingi Úlfarsson (Iceland) under the name GUNMAD. In March 2013, he set up the type foundry Or Type together with Úlfarsson. Or Type is based in Reykjavik, Iceland.

In 2013, Or Type offered these sans typefaces: La Pontaise Bold (contrasted, Peignotian style), Rather Semibold (wide grotesk), L10 Bold (geometric sans), Separat. Some of these typefaces are leftovers of the earlier GUNMAD type foundry: L10 was orinally done for the LungA 10 yearbook---this typeface won the prize for best type design in Iceland in March 2011, and Separat was used in Sigrún Halla Unnarsdóttir. Mads Brunse also designed L11 (also for LungA) in 2011.

Newer fonts include Lemmen, Landnama, Boogie School (reverse stress typeface), Boogie School Sans (2019) and Boogie School Serif.

Linkedin link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Orsolya Kolonics

Aalborg, Denmark-based designer of the pixelish typeface Repetitor (2014). Graduate of aalborg University. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Osvald Landmark

Copenhagen, Denmark-based designer of Bavian Grotesque (2018) during a course taught by Trine Rask at the Danish School of Media and Journalism. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Rasmus Lund Mathisen]

Rasmus Lund Mathisen is a prolific Danish type designer who lived in Copenhagen. At the School of Design of KAKD (The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts), he obtained a BA (2008-2011) and an MA (2011-2014). After graduation Rasmus joined Overtone in Aarhus. Overtone specializes in branding and corporate type design.

His typefaces include:

  • Nima. A free slab serif.
  • Beika, Beika Leika. Free sans family.
  • Bila. An angular German expressionist typeface.
  • Dada. A stencil face.
  • Enno. A lava lamp typeface.
  • Cela.
  • OLEW. A DIN-like technical typeface.
  • At Overtone, and in cooperation with DR Design, Rasmus developed the bespoke sans type family DR Publik in 2019 for The Danish Broadcasting Corporation. DR Publik will be used uniformly on TV channels, streaming platforms, news services, radio channels, websites and apps. This classy Scandinavian typeface family is characterized by nearly monolinear stroke widths and horizontal or vertical terminals.
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Palle Jørgensen

Danish designer of these typefaces:

  • FoekFont (2006). The title font of the Mads Foek magazine.
  • Fonetika Dania (2006). A font bundle with a serif font and a sans serif font for the Danish phonetic system Dania. Both fonts exist in regular and bold. The fonts are based on URW Palladio and Iwona Condensed.
  • Frimurer (2020). Fonts and TeX support for the frimurer (freemasons) cipher.
  • The aesupp package: updates of TEX Gyre Bonum, TEX Gyre Schola, TEX Gyre Pagella and Latin Modern fonts with a better designer for the ae ligature.
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Panayiotis Lipiridis
[Flag Icons]

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Paw Poulsen

In 2020, Jeppe Pendrup and Paw Poulsen released the 12-style grotesque Studio6 at Playtype. It was created for the podcast radio studio Studio6. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Per Baasch Jørgensen
[Jorgensen Fonts]

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Pernille Jensen

Pernille Jensen (or Lundsgaard) designed the display typeface Go Xperiment (2013) during her studies in Haderslev, Denmark. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Peter Borup Lund

Graphic and print designer in Aalborg, Denmark. He created the ultra fat typeface Squares (2009). Behance link. Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Peter Kaalund

For a type design course taught by Kenn Munk in Haderslev, Denmark, Peter Kaalund designed the display typeface Galvanik Fraktur (2013), which was inspired by circuit boards.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Peter Kocur

Graphic designer and illustrator from Kocurice, Slovakia, who is now based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Creator of the free vector format font Darect (2013), which consists of broken line segments. DromedarX (2016) is a display typeface developed during a two-day workshop with Immo Schneider and Johannes Breyer from Dinamo at Atelier of Graphic Design 2 of the Faculty of Fine Arts Brno. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Peter Theill

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Philip von Borries

After completing his studies at the SRH Hochschule der populären Künste FH, Philip von Borries moved to Copenhagen, Denmark, but also has an address in Berlin. Designer of the animated script typeface Madita (2016, Animography). Philip also made animated versions of Barbour (by Timo Kuilder) and League Spartan (by the League of Movable Type). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Philipp Caroline Neumeyer

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Phong Phan

Graphic design student based in Denmark, Haderslev. Currently he is studying graphic communication at the School of Visual Communication. Creator of the fashion mag typeface Vojens (2011). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pia Rolschau Hansen

Pia Rolschau Hansen (aka Catfish) is located in Aarhus, Denmark. She created a grotesk sans caps face in 2012. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pixel Galaxy

Danish pixel artist, who made two pixel fonts in 2010: Made of Pixels, Made of Bricks. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Jakob Fischer]

The Great Dane from Copenhagen, Jakob Fischer, is a kindergarten teacher who designed over 600 typefaces. Mini-catalog, part I, part II. Aka PizzaDude, he started out making free fonts, but switched to commercial fonts later. His typefaces:

Direct downloads. In 2004, he started selling some typefaces through Union Fonts. MyFonts link. Home page. Fontsquirrel link. Fontspring link. Dafont link. .

View Jakob Fischer's typefaces. View Pizzadude's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

[Mads Rydahl]

Mads Rydahl (Denmark) designed some free techno and sci-fi typefaces: PlanetBubble, PlanetEstyle, PlanetKosmos, PlanetOpti, PlanetSpace.

Rasmus Keldorff designed some others: Planet Megapolis, Planet Tricolore.

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Place to buy fonts made by E-type designers. Located in Vesterbro / Copenhagen, it was started in 2006. Another URL. The typefaces were designed by Jonas Hecksher (JH), Henrik Kubel (HK), and Jens Kajus (JK). By category:

  • Humanist sans: Abidale (JH), Bingo Sans (JH), Flavin (HK), ID00 Sans (JH, a huge family), Ole (HK), Parsons Green (HK), Premiere (JK), Test (HK), Triumph (HK).
  • Grotesk: Academy Sans (JH), Battersea 2010 (HK), Boing (HK, fat rounded), Cabo (JK), Contribute (JK, semi-octagonal), Dane (HK), Fletch Text (JH), Grot 10 (HK), Hall (JH), Hill (JH), Jazz House (JH), Lettre Gothic (JH), London (HK), Magna (HK), Mari (JH), Naive (HK), Norwegian (JH), Republic (JH), The Wave (JH), Vertigo (JH), Willumsen (JH).
  • Slab serif: Academy Serif (JH), FM (HK), Outsiders (HK, typewriter style).
  • Geometric sans: Agita (JK), Cubitt Solid (HK, rounded octagonal and techno), Geometric (JH), Juli Sans (2016: by Rasmus Michaëlis and Torsten Lindsø Andersen), Noir Text (JH, avant-garde), Nosferato (HK, squarish), Square (HK, squarish).
  • Monospaced: Access Code (JH), Italian Plate (JH).
  • Square Sans: JP Special Sans (JH), Zetta Round and Zetta Sans (JH).
  • Didone: De Archie (JH), JP Special Serif (JH), Monday (unknown designer), Venti Quattro (JH).
  • Garalde: ID00 Serif (JH), Primo Serif (JH).
  • Modern: Bingo Serif (JH), Kunstuff (HK), Maximum (HK).
  • Display serif: CPH Signs, De Archie Display (JH), Fru Olsen (JH), Home Display (JH), Impacto (HK), Signsystem (HK), S4AE (HK), Symphony Display (JH), Trojan (HK), Vogue Floral (HK), Vogue Paris (HK).
  • Ordinary body text serif: Home Text (JH), Typewriter (HK).
  • Stencil: Danmark (HK), Staton (HK).
  • Various display types: 4590 (HK, thin octagonal), 60 Display (HK), Agriculture (HK), Archi (HK), Aveny T (HK), Banknote (HK), Bauhause (HK, kitchen tile face), CPH Tram (HK), CWM (HK, octagonal), Collecting (unknown designer; +Stencil), Copenhagen (HK), Donny Playtype (unknown designer; fat face), Du Nord Dingbats (JH, circled letters), Elephant (JH, art nouveau), Eyes Lies (unknown designer), Gameover (unknown designer), Glendale (JK, Peignotian), Hazelwood (JH), Hermes Baby (JH, old typewriter), Julius (JH), Klampenborg 2010 (HK), Movie Playtype (JH), New Press (JH, slab serif), Optic (unknown designer, dot matrix), Ornamenta (HK), Safety (JH), Speed Playtype (JH, octagonal, techno), Tagstyle (HK, hand-printed), Tempo Playtype (JK, dot matrix), Tobe (HK, mechanical), Trood (JH, octagonal), Zadie (HK, ornamental).
  • Dingbats: Flowers (HK).
  • Commissioned typefaces include Nouvel (inspired by Jean Nouvel's architecture for Koncerthuset, the new concert venue designed for the Danish Broadcasting Corporation) and Medic (designed for emergency medicine).
  • Variable fonts: Cutalic (2020).
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[Mads Quistgaard]

Mats Quistgaard is creative director at Pleks, a graphic design studio in Denmark. He studied at The Royal Academy of Fine Arts School of Architecture and at Central Saint Martins, MA. Then he worked as a designer for Sleazenation, and art-directed and designed Frieze magazine. He co-founded design collective APOGS in 2001. He taught at the The Royal Academy of Fine Arts School of Architecture and Central Saint Martins, and founded Pleks in 2004. He founded Danish Faces in 2005.

He created a number of corporate typefaces, such as an identity typeface for the public channel DR (Danish State Radio and Television) called DR1, DR2 and DRi (Dutch Radio, 2003---this font is by apogs.com, and the Dutch Radio is not the Danish Radio, so I am uncertain as to whether it belongs in this list at all); FRH; KRAT (an Egyptian face); Telia (grunge); Nyco Sans (for NYCOMED); BeoFont (2007; for Bang & Olufson). Another URL. Facebook page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Poul Allan
[Poul Allan Studio]

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Poul Allan Studio
[Poul Allan]

Graphic designer based in Kolding, Denmark, who studied at Design School Kolding (1968-1973). In 1988, he set up his own studio for identity systems, publications, exhibitions and printed matter, while teaching at Design School Kolding. His typefaces: Lizie Slab (2019, inspired by the De Stijl movement and Gerrit Rietveld). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Poul Søgren

Danish typographer and graphic designer. After studying in Copenhagen he went to the Imprimerie Nationale in Paris to study under José Mendoza. Agfa Creative Alliance designer who made the Jante Antiqua typeface [2007]. According to Poul Steen Larsen, the transitional family Jante (digitized by a technician at Purup Electronics Ltd) is the second complete Danish typeface, after Venetian (which was based on drawings by George Abrams).

Homepage. FontShop link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Poul Steen Larsen

Poul Steen Larsen of the Danmarks Biblioteksskole digitized Baskerville Book in 1995. Liber is a roman bookface done for the Danish library school publications in 1993, which was released in 2000. Other fonts include Mega (1996) and Colonna (1996). He is currently a professor at the Royal School of Library and Information Science in Denmark. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rahel Oberhummer

During her studies in Copenhagen, Rahel Oberhummer designed the ultra condensed art deco typeface Schachmatt (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿


Copenhagen-based photographer who created the handwriting font ras (2004) with Fontifier. Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rasmus Boesen

Aarhus, Denmark-based creator of the rounded curly tattoo font Sailor (2012).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rasmus Drucker Ibfelt

One of the cofounders of e-types in Copenhagen in 1997. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rasmus Hetoft

Copenhagen, Denmark-based designer of Shahna Sans (2018). Developed as part of a course by Trine Rask, it was used in an exhibition about Persian art at the Copenhagen-based museum Davids Samling. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rasmus Jappe Kristiansen

During his studies at the School Of Visual Communication in Haderslev, Denmark, Rasmus Jappe Kristiansen created Fragment Type (2014, a beveled typeface). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rasmus Keldorff

Danish designer at Planet of the techno typefaces Planet Megapolis and Planet Tricolore.

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rasmus Koch

One of the cofounders of e-types in Copenhagen in 1997. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rasmus Korsbak

During his studies at the School of Visual Communication in Haderslev, Denmark, Rasmus Korsbak designed the paperclip-styled typeface Crescent (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rasmus Lange

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Rasmus Lund Mathisen

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Rene Sørensen

Aarhus, Denmark-based designer of Garrets Skrifttype (2017, with Lorena Cruzado). [Google] [More]  ⦿

René Holst

René Holst (aka Blue Panda), b. 1983, is a designer from Copenhagen, Denmark, who is currently studying Interactive Design at the Danish School of Media and Journalism. He created the ball terminal scriptish typeface New World Monkeys (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Ole Munk]

Ole Munk is a graphic designer, design consultant, and illustrator. He holds an architectural degree from the Institute of Visual Communication at the Royal Academy of Arts in Copenhagen. He drew the comic strip Felix 1976-85. Graphic reporter at Politiken 1985-89, lecturer and consultant at the Graphic Arts Institute 1989-94, head of graphics at Politiken 1994-95, partner of Ribergaard&Munk since July 1995 (with Maj Ribergaard and Hanne Groenlund). He was awarded the Commemorative Prize of Knud V. Engelhardt (Knud V. Engelhardts Mindelegat) in 2003. Ribergaard&Munk is a graphic design studio, specializing in newspaper and magazine design. Munk, who also dabbles in logotype and typography put these articles on his site: Letters are made for reading, Typography and legibility (in Danish), and Grids (in Danish). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rie Hueg-Davidsen

Aarhus, Denmark-based designer of the corporate sans typeface Energi Danmark (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rikke Hindborg

Graphic design student in Haderslev, Denmark, who made the high-contrast calligraphic script typeface Silvya (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rikke Linneberg

For a school project at Skolen for Visuel Kommunikation in Haderslev, Denmark, Rikke Linneberg created the spurred display typeface Opium (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rikke Skovhus Madsen

During her graphic design studies in Haderslev, Denmark, Rikke Skovhus Madsen created a high-contrast deco typeface (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rikke Wehner Hein

Danish graphic designer in Copenhagen, who studied at the School of Visuel Communication, Haderslev, and interned in 2011-2012 at Double Standards in Berlin. Her typefaces include Lunar (done for a school project under Kenn Munk at the School of Visual Communication, Denmark), Holger (a monospaced sans also also done at the School of Visual Communication), and Berlin Baby (2012, a purely geometric typeface).

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Romain Gorisse

French graphic designer in Copenhagen, who created the experimental typeface Geogrotesk in 2014. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Nils Stec]

Romfont is project by Danish programmer Nils Stec (who operates as Stec Dose) to collect bitmap fonts from the ROM of various pieces of hardware: I have diassembled and/or searched BIOS and VGA-ROMs for fonts and extracted these. Also I have written a few tools to support this job. All extracted fonts and screenshots are available here. The list as of May 2020:

  • 3dfx
  • 50146chareuro.rom
  • ATI.X550.128.040512.rom
  • ATIEgaWonder800p.bin
  • Asus.6200.16.050106.rom
  • BLADE3D_AGP.vbi
  • BLADE3D_PCI.vbi
  • BLADEXP.vbi
  • CLGD5442.ROM
  • Commodore386SX-25_AVGA2.bin
  • Connect3D.9500NP.128.Infineon30.021212.rom
  • DTK.PII-151B-BIOS.version.1.06B.bin
  • Diamond Stealth 64 Video VRAM PCI 3.00.bin
  • Elsa.FireGLV3200.128.040910.rom
  • FujitsuSiemens.QuadroFX1700.512.080123.rom
  • FujitsuSiemens.X300Mobility.32.050608.rom
  • G400.ROM
  • Gigabyte.6200.16.050711.rom
  • IBM AT BIOS V1,V2,V3
  • IBM XT BIOS V1,V2,V3
  • IBM XT286 BIOS V1
  • IBM_PC_BIOS_1981-04-24_HALF_8x8.bin
  • JukoD16X-BIOSversion1.2.bin
  • Leadtek.6200.16.050128.rom
  • LongshineLCS-6821N-BIOSversion1.04.bin
  • M32.ROM
  • M64GX.ROM
  • MIROV968.ROM
  • MORSE KP800 VGA CL-GD520A-32PC-B.bin
  • NCR VLB VGA CL-GD5428-80QC-A.bin
  • NSILogic-SmartEGAPlus-04-086-01Rev1.45-U21.bin
  • OakTechnolgy-unknown-1.bin
  • OakTechnolgyVGA-KO77.bin
  • QuadtelS3_86C801_86C805EnhancedVGABIOS2.13.01
  • QuadtelVGABIOSVersion1.21.00.bin
  • R128GL.ROM
  • RIVA128A.ROM
  • S3T64V2.ROM
  • SVGA141.ROM
  • Sapphire.9600NP.256.unknown.031028.rom
  • Sapphire.9600PRO.128.Samsung28.030829.rom
  • TNT2M64.ROM
  • TSVGA 9020-12 ET4000 ISA VGA.bin
  • ToshibaT1000-BIOSROM-V4.10.bin
  • TridentTVGA8900C_S27C256.bin
  • Tseng ET3000AX ISA VGA-VGA ULTRA.bin
  • TsengLabsVGA-4000BIOSV1.1.bin
  • V7_Vega
  • VTech-LaserTurboXT-BIOS-V1.11-27C64D.bin
  • VTech-LaserXT3-BIOS-V1.26-27C64.bin
  • acer500-II_cga_rom.bin
  • ali1429g.amw (AMI WINBIOS)
  • ami-ega.rom
  • ami386.bin
  • amic206.bin
  • amxtv132.rom
  • ati_small_wonder_rev1_GR-ROM.bin
  • avga1-a11.bin
  • award-2.05.rom
  • bochs
  • clone2_cga_rom.bin
  • clone_cga_rom.bin
  • dtk_erso_2.42_2764.bin
  • et4000_stb.vbi
  • et4000_weirdlowerL.bin
  • et4000w32isa.BIN
  • genoa-ega-2.41.rom
  • genxt.bin
  • hyundai_mono-graphics-board_e40080004
  • ibm-ega.rom
  • ibm5155_cga_rom_memotek_greek
  • ibmjap.rom
  • mda.rom
  • olivetti-m24-1.21.rom
  • opt495sx.ami
  • phoenix-2.51.rom
  • s3_764.bin
  • seabios
  • tgui9400cxi.vbi
  • toshibaT5200cbiosv3.bin
  • tvga-c4.3.rom
  • tvga-d3.0.rom
  • tvga8800cs
  • tvga8800cs_2
  • tvga9000a_d211.bin
  • tvga9000a_d301.bin
  • tvga9000a_japan.vbi
  • tvga9000i-d4.01e
  • tvga9000i-v2.vbi
  • vgaedge.bin
  • video_seven_vega_vga_62L1989V5_435-0016-47.bin
  • wang3050_bios_rom
  • wd-pega.rom
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Ruben Borup

Danish designer at Litewerx of the (free) pixel font City Lights (2000). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Run Bob

During his studies in Haderslev, Denmark, Run Bob created the dungeon room typeface Okkultura (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rune Holmann

Holstebro, Denmark-based designer of the outline typeface Mensa Svans (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Philipp Caroline Neumeyer]

Philipp Neumeyer is a ballet dancer and type designer who studied communication design at the Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts and Design Kiel (MAFAD), Germany, class of 2014. In the TypeMedia program at KABK in Den Haag, Phillipp Victoria (or Beatrix, or Caroline, or Bartholomaeus) Neumeyer designed the typeface Elma and Frederick (2015), about which he writes: Elma has a robust construction with chunky-esque serifs, subtle rough and slightly quirky details but resonates in a yet serious appearance that combines traditional elements with modern functionality.. After graduating from the KABK in 2015, he moved to Berlin and then to Copenhagen, where he worked for Playtype.

As Rüdiger at Future Fonts, he designed the typefaces Arnold (2018: a monospaced sans for Latin and Cyrillic) and Rainer (2018: a compressed sans). In 2019, he released the condensed sans typeface Theodor for Latin, Greek and Cyrillic.

In 2021, he published Norbert at Typemates. Norbert is an extensive grotesque with support for Latin and Cyrillic. Subfamilies include Norbert Schmal and Norbert Breit. Award winner at 25 TDC in 2022.

In 2022, Philipp Neumeyer released Juneau, a friendly geometric workhorse sans for Latin and Cyrillic, at TypeMates.

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Sabine Fogh

Randers, Denmark-based graphic designer who made an unnamed lachrymal typeface in 2013.

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Sabine Noe Baech

Copenhagen-based designer of the stylish bilined typeface Arkham (2015), which was developed during her studies at Skolen for Visuel Kommunikation in Haderslev, Denmark. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sabine Piletti

During her studies at the School of Visual communication in Haderslev in Denmark, Sabine Piletti (Esbjerg, Denmark) designed the dry brush typeface Scratch It (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sabrine Lassen

Hvidovre, Denmark-based designer of the free display typeface Triangle (2016) and an all caps color font in 2018. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sacha Telkov

Copenhagen-based designer of the fat finger font GX (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sandra Bisgaard

Haderslev, Denmark-based designer of the display typeface Curves (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sandra Olesen

Danish creator (b. 1980) of Ugly Betty (2009, hand-printed, done with Yourfonts). Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sanja Radakovic

Sanja Radakovic (Ljubljana, Slovenia) is a Master student of graphic and interactive designat Designskolen Kolding in Denmark. In 2009, she created the text typeface Font Sanes. In 2011, she designed a corporate organic sans typeface for Telia Sonera called Sonera. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sara Cramer Rasmussen

During her studies in Haderslev, Denmark, Sara Cramer Rasmussen designed a hyper-contrasted didone typeface called Artemes (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sean Sebastian Donohoe
[Type Five Studio]

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Sebastian Askari Schmidt

During his Masters degree studies at the Kolding School of Design, Sebastian Askari Schmidt created the simple sans typeface Askari (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sebastian Popp

Danish type foundry in Copenhagen active there from 1738-1814. It had matrices from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. Its most celebrated owner was Johann Gottfried Pöetzsch. The timeline:

  • 1738: German typefounder Dietrich Christian Hesse (Haarburg, now part of Hamburg) acquires a type foundry in Lüneburg, assisted by the Danish Crown. This type foundry was sold by the widow of typefounder Nikolaus Heinrich Küster in 1738. Note: N.H. Küster came from a family originally called Köster. His type foundry, according to Axel-Nilsson, seems to have come from the business run by typefounder Christian Morgenstern in Lüneburg during the latter half of the 17th century.
  • 1738-1746: Hesse operates the type foundry in Copenhagen until a new monarch is selected in Denmark. Hesse lost a struggle for exclusive printing privileges, which in 1747 went to Ernst Heinrich Berling. The matrices which Hesse had bought with money from the Crown were transfrerred to Berling, who retained the typefounding privileges until his death in 1750.
  • 1750-1754: Hesse died in this period. His former foreman Wahl, who had left him to work for Berling, married his widow and became manager of Berling's type foundry. By marriage, he also got Hesse's type foundry.
  • 1753: Berling's executors fire Wahl for two-timing them. He is replaced by Johann Gottfried Pöetzsch, a typefounder from Stötteritz near Leipzig.
  • 1755: Pöetzsch takes over the printing privileges in Denmark.
  • 1755-1783: Pöetzsch successfully operates his type foundry until his death in 1783. His market includes all Scandinavian countries. It is likely, according to Axel-Nilsson, that he Pöetzsch also acquired the stock of Wahl when Wahl's type foundry shut down.
  • 1783. Elisabeth Krey, Pöetzsch's widow, carries on the business, assisted by the foreman, Andreas Mørch (1753-1825), who is known to have cut several romans and italics.
  • 1784: Elisabeth Krey dies. Mørch takes over the foundry.
  • 1784-1814: Mørch runs the business but gets into financial trouble. He sells to Sebastian Popp, but remains in charge as Popp's employee until the foundry is sold in 1814 to J.P. Lindh.
  • Johan Perh Lindh (Stockholm) acquires Sebastian Popp's foundry in 1814.
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Sebastien Thiroux

Copenhagen, Denmark-based illustrator, comic book artist, and graphic designer. Behance link. He created the organic typeface Zayin (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sergej Malinovski

Designer in Denmark of a free OpenType font with partial Unicode support: Summersby (2003). Current language support: Danish, English, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Russian, Swedish, Ukrainian, plus a few others. Alternate URL. He is working on a serif typeface called Random (2004). [Google] [More]  ⦿


This is the name of a type design class project in 2018 at the Danmarks Medie og Journalisthøjskole (Danish School of Media and Journalism, Copenhagen). Students who created typefaces in this context---all called Shahnama---include Anne Kathrine Nørregaard, Camilla Green, Mikala Egebjerg Nielsen, Line Brinkmann, Cathrine Frier Svan, Laura Skyum-Jensen, Katrine Holst, and Cecilie Demant. [Google] [More]  ⦿

SIAS (or: Signographical Institute Andreas Stötzner)
[Andreas Stötzner]

Andreas Stötzner (b. 1965, Leipzig) is a type designer who lives in Pegau, Saxony. Graduate from the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig and the Royal College of Art in London (1994). Since then, free-lance. Started making typefaces in 1997. He edits the sign and symbol magazine Signa. He spoke at Typo Berlin 2004 and at ATypI 2005 in Helsinki where his talk was entitled On the edges of the alphabet. Coauthor with Tilo Richter of Signographie : Entwurf einer Lehre des graphischen Zeichens. He set up SIAS in 2006-2007 and started selling fonts through MyFonts.

He created Andron Scriptor (2004, free), with original ideas for Greek and Cyrillic alphabets. The Andron project intends to extend this Venetian text typeface in many directions: right now, it covers Latin, Greek, Coptic, Gothic, runes, Cyrillic, Etruscan and Irish scripts, musical symbols, astronomical and meteorological symbols, and many dingbats. The Andron MC Corpus series (2012) contains Uncial, Mediaeval and Capital styles. He also created Andron 1 Monetary (2014), Andron 1 Alchemical and Andron 2 ABC (2014, for children's literature).

On or before 2006, he created a few typefaces for Elsner & Flake. These include EF Beautilities, EF Ornamental Rules, EF Squares, EF Topographicals, EF Typoflorals, EF Typographicals, EF Typomix, EF Typosigns, EF Typospecs, EF Typostuff.

Fonts from 2007-2010: Gramma (2007, three dingbats with basic geometric forms), Andron Corpus Publix (2007, dingbats including one called Transport), SIAS Freefont (2007, more dingbats), SIAS Lineaturen (2007, geometric dingbats) SIAS Symbols (2009), Andron Freefont (2009, text font), Andron 1 Latin Corpus (2009), Andron 1 Greek Corpus (2009), Andron Kyrillisch (2009, consisting of Andron 1 CYR, Andron 2 CYR and Andron 2 SRB where SRB stands for Serbian), Andron 2 English Corpus (2010, blackletter-inspired alphabet), Andron 2 Deutsch Corpus (2010), Andron Ornamente (2012), Reinstaedt (2009, blackletter family), Crisis (2009, economic sans).

Lapidaria (2010) is an elegant art deco sans family that includes an uncial style and covers Greek. Hibernica (2010) is a Celtic variant of Lapidaria. Symbojet Bold (2010) is a combination of a Latin and Greek sans typeface with 400 pictograms.

Rosenbaum (2012) is a festive blackletter face, obtained by mixing in didone elements.

In 2013, he published Arthur Cabinet, a six-style inline art deco caps collection of typefaces, with accompanying Arthur Ornaments and Arthur Sans. Meanwhile, Andron Mega grew to 14,700 unicode glyphs in 2013.

Typefaces from 2014: Behrens Ornaments (art nouveau ornaments based on Behrens Schuck by Peter Behrens, 1914), Fehlian (an open capitals typeface family with Plain, Gravur and Precious styles), Happy Maggie (a hand-drawn script based on Maggie's sketches when she was 13 years old), Abendschroth (for lullabies, girl's literature, murder poems, short stories and Christmas gift books), Abendschroth Scriptive, Albyona English No. 1 (as Andreas writes, suitable for children's books, fantasy literature, crime novels, natural food packaging and poison labeling, for infancy memories, vanitas kitsch items, dungeon museum bar menu cards, introductions to herbalism and witchcraft manuals), Lindau (a Venetian Jensonian typeface with considerable flaring in the ascenders), Grund (based on the 1924 art deco signage in Leipzig's Untergrundmesshalle Markt whose architect was Otto Droge), Leipziger Ornamente (based on variopus buildings in Gohlis, Leipzig, dating from the 1920s-1950s), Kaukasia Albanisch (ancient writing system of the Caucasus region, allegedly created by Mesrop Mashtots who also invented the Armenian alphabet in 405).

Commissioned fonts include Runes (commission by Ludwig Maximilian University Munich), Lapidaria Menotec, Old Albanian, Dania (a special notation for Danish dialectology. Font extension of Latin Modern Italic (Open source), commissioned by the Arnamagnanean Institute, Copenhagen Universit).

Typefaces from 2015: Andron 2 EIR Corpus (uncial, Gaeli), Artemis Sans (Greek version of Arthur Sans), Ardagh (a Gaelic / Irish version of Arthur Sans). Don Sans (a sturdy sans).

Typefaces from 2016: Popelka (an uncial fairy tale font modeled after the opening sequence of the 1973 movie Drei Haselnüsse für Aschenbrödel).

MyFonts. Behance link. Abstract Fonts link. Klingspor link.

Showcase of Andreas Stötzner's typefaces at MyFonts. View the SIAS typeface library. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Sidsel Solmer Eriksen
[Spread Studio]

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Simon Clausen

Haderslev, Denmark-based designer of the high-contrast fashion mag typeface Couture (2013).

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Simon Gatzwiller

Art director and designer in Copenhagen, Denmark, who created a few typefaces in 2017. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Simon Thordal

Simon Thordal (College of Visual Communication, Haderslev, Denmark) designed the free experimental geometric typeface Cryptex (2015), the experimental geometric typeface Encoded Mosaic (2016), and the wedge serif Latin / Cyrillic typeface Rust Modern (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Simon Thorup

In Kenn Munk's class in Haderslev, Denmark, Simon Thorup designed the speed font Festina Lente (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Simona Porubska

For a school assignment, Simona Porubska (Copenhagen, Denmark) designed the grungy inky typeface Typoholic (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Simone Fabricius

During her studies in Haderslev, Denmark, Simone Fabricius designed the ball terminal typeface Beau (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Simone Kaae Pedersen

During her studies at the School of Visual Communication in Haderslev, Denmark, in Kenn Munk's class, Simone Kaae Pedersen created the hipster typeface Humble (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sine Asmussen

Danish designer of the rough brush typeface Tin Foil (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Torben Hoffmann]

Metafont chess fonts called skak. Part of the skak package developed by Dane Torben Hoffmann in 2000. See also here. In 2002, several symbols were added by Dirk Baechle. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Skriftklog Grafisk Design (was: TypeEinz)
[Magnus Gaarde]

Magnus Gaarde studied graphic design at Hoyer College of Visual Communication from 2001-2004. Google Plus link.

Type Einz was Magnus Gaarde's Danish type site. His typefaces there, done ca. 2005, included Grandjean Grotesk, Bocoché, Package, Black Hole (ultra fat experimental display face), Junk Yard, Medea (sans), Aarhus (sans), Petrograd (squarish), and Psychosium Grotesk.

He set up Skriftklog Grafisk Design in Skanderborg, Denmark.

At Google Web Fonts, these free fonts can be downloaded: Basic (2011; see also Open Font Library), Habibi (2011, a high-contrast serifed face), Trykker (2011, a text typeface published by Sorkin Type). Google Plus link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Henrik Christian Grove]

From Denmark, Henrik Christian Grove's metafont for a skull-and-crossbones symbol. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Soffi Beier

Sofie "Soffi" Beier graduated from Danmarks Designskole (The Danish School of Design) in 2000, and has since been working as a graphic designer, designing several Danish magazines, websites, books and CD covers along with a number of typefaces. She has a PhD from the Royal College of Art in the UK, with a thesis entitled Legibility and Visual Compensation of Typefaces. Sofie works in London and Copenhagen. She teaches at Danmarks Designskole.

Author of Reading Letters: Designing for Legibility (2012) and Type Tricks (2017).

Designer of these typefaces:

  • The 8-style sans family Engel (2005). Followed by Engel New Sans (2010, at Die Gestalten), Engel New Serif, and eventually, Engel New (2017, The Northern Block).
  • Pemba Script (2005, Die Gestalten). A connected 1950s era script.
  • The rounded sans typeface family Ovink (2011). Published in 2017 by The Northern Block. It was loosely inspired by Knud V. Engelhardt's work for the street signage, designed around the years 1926-27 for Gentofte in Denmark. Named after legibility expert Gerrit Willem Ovink, the family was designed for legibility at great distances based on research published by Beier in Beier, S.&Larson, K. (2010): "Design Improvements for Frequently Misrecognized Letters", Information Design Journal, 18(2), 118-137.
  • That same research was used in the calligraphic text typeface Spencer (2011, The Northern Block), which was named after legibility expert Herbert Spencer.
  • Pyke (2011, released by The Northern Block in 2021). A 12-style Bodoni-inspired variation (with optical scaling: Display, Text, Micro) on the didones, named after legibility researcher Richard Lionel Pyke. Spencer and Pyke are two phenomenal contributions to the field, sure to garner her a closetful of awards.
  • The sans / serif / open typeface family Karlo (2015, at Die Gestalten). Karlo is inspired by Edward Johnston's letter forms and calligraphy and has the characteristic Gill Sansian ear of the lower case g. In 2018, it was republished by The Northern Block. She writes: In Denmark, a guy named Karlo would typically be an old fellow with a slick hairstyle that makes an effort with his appearance. He is a handyman who can do a bit of this and that when needed. He is a happy go lucky kind of guy that takes one day at a time. To me, the typeface family has some of the same qualities.

Speaker at ATypI 2011 in Reykjavik. Speaker at ATypI 2013 in Amsterdam on the subject of typeface legibility. Her talk at ATypI 2014 in Barcelona was entitled The voice of a typeface. Speaker at ATypI 2014 in Barcelona. Speaker at ATypI 2016 in Warsaw on The legibility of letters and words and at ATypI 2017 in Montreal on The legibility of numerals. Speaker at ATypI 2018 in Antwerp on the topic of stroke weight and letter width. Speaker at ATypI 2019 in Tokyo on the topic of Age-Related Deficits and Their Effects on Reading. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Sofia Lomakka

During her studies in Copenhagen, Sofia Lomakka designed the handcrafted typeface Graphix X (2017). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sofie Elgaard

Haderslev, Denmark-based designer of the display typeface Wavy (2016), which was a school project at Skolen for Visuel Kommunikation. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sofie Graff Horup

For a school project at Skolen for Visuel Kommunikation, Haderslev, Denmark, Sofie Graff Horup (Aarhus, Denmark) created the circle-and-arc-based avant garde monoline neo deco typeface Metric Sans (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sofie Hansen

For a school project in Kenn Munk's class at the School of Visual Communication in Haderslev, Denmark, Sofie Hansen designed the foliate typeface Leafy Letters (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sofie Schytz Juul

Architect in Copenhagen, who created an unnamed geometric sans typeface in 2013. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sonny Bitsch

For a school project in Kenn Munk's class at the School of Visual Communication in Haderslev, Denmark, Sonny Bitsch designed the free hexagonal typeface Hexonny (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Søren Højen

During his studies under Kenn Munk in Haderslev, Denmark, Søren Højen designed the free slimy font Puderum (Snot) (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Søren Højen

During his studies in Haderslev, Denmark, Søren Højen designed the free slimy typeface Snot (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿


Greenland-based designer of Gorillaz (2006). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Spread Studio
[Sidsel Solmer Eriksen]

Spread Studio in Copenhagen, Denmark, is a multidisciplinary design studio covering art direction, design and publishing. It was founded by Sidsel Solmer Eriksen. She graduated from the Danish Design School in Copenhagen in 2004. In 2013, Spread Studio published Copenhagen Caslon. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Steen Ejlers

Danish architect and graphic designer (b. 1951) and senior lecturer at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. Steen Ejlers graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture in 1975. He wrote several books including Claus Achton Friis - skrift&brugsgrafik (Arkitektens Forlag, 1996), and a book on Gunnar Biilmann Petersen, who was an eminent letter designer and the first design professor in Denmark. Alternate URL. Speaker at ATypI 2011 in Reykjavik. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Steen Jensen

Designer of Carlsberg (2001). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Stefan Mylleager

Danish designer of the sans serif font Brus (2002). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Stine Erlang Sloth

At The School of Visual Communication in Haderslev, Denmark, Stine Erlang Sloth designed the display typeface Parka (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Stine Holm Andersen

During her studies at the School of Visual Communication in Haderslev, Denmark, Stine Holm Andersen created the cassette tape-inspired typeface Caset (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Stine Juhl

At the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Design, Stine Juhl created a fashion mag didone typeface in 2017. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Stine Simonsen

During her studies in Copenhagen, Denmark, Stine Simonsen designed the grungy typeface Dekonstueret (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Studio Denmark
[Alaina Jensen]

Hertfordshire, UK-based designer of these handcrafted typefaces in 2017: Audrey, Bianca, Victoria, Handy, Coalridge. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sun Helen Isdahl Kalvenes

Sun Helen Isdahl Kalvenes (b. Stavanger, Norway) was based in Copenhagen, Denmark, and is now in Oakland, CA. In 2012-2013, she studied towards an M.A. in Type Design at the KADK (Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art School of Design). In 2013, she graduated from the Type & Media program at the KABK in Den Haag. Her graduation typeface was Ricochet. Ricochet is inspired by the speedball D-series, which uses ball-shaped nibs developed by American sign painter Ross Frederic George. Ricochet is bulky and round, and has little contrast. It is warm and quite suitable for illustrative applications. Ricochet can be bought at Future Fonts.

Earlier work by her includes some calligraphy, a corporate typeface for the KADK (2012), and an unnamed slab serif typeface (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sune Matras

Digital artist in Philadelphia, PA, and/or New York City, whose web sie is in Denmark. He created the modular geometric typeface Pictobob (2010) and the hand-printed Pops (2013).

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

Terese Skovhus

Graphic Design student at the Danish School of Media and Journalism in Copenhagen. She made the feather-themed typeface Seriema (2011), later renamed Kramer (2011) in honor of Seinfeld's Kramer. Designer of the rounded monoline sans typeface Arnold (2012).

Formerly active as Emma Bang. [Google] [More]  ⦿

The European Computer Modern Fonts

Jörg Knappen's page on the European Computer Modern fonts. "The following languages are supported by the Cork encoding: Afrikaans, Albanian, Breton, Croat, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Faroese, Finnish, French, Frisian, Gaelic, Galician, German, Greenlandic, Hungarian, Icelandic, Irish (modern orthography), Italian, Letzeburgish, Lusatian (Sorbian), Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Rhaetian (Rumantsch), Romanian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish." [Google] [More]  ⦿

The Great Detective Font
[Klaus Johansen]

Detective font made by Klaus Johansen based on drawings by Henry Lauritzen and downloadable from the Listemageren web site. [Google] [More]  ⦿

The Ivy Foundry
[Jan Maack]

Aarhus, Denmark-based designer (b. 1968) who worked as an art director and graphic designer since 1990. He started making typefaces in 2006. Ten years later he established The Ivy Foundry and wrote: The Ivy Foundry is committed to helping brands and corporations fine-tuning their visual voice. In 2018, The Ivy Foundry joined Type Network. At The Ivy Foundry, he published

  • Ivy Epic (2021).
  • Ivy Presto (2019: +Display, +Headline).
  • Ivy Journal (2018). This transitional serif face is loosely based on both the seminal Roman inscriptional capitals and classic movable type in the style of Bembo, Baskerville, and Times New Roman.
  • Swing King (2017). Hand-crafted.
  • IvyStyle TW (2016). A friendly slab serif with ball terminals. Unlike the typewriter faces it takes its cues from, IvyStyle TW is a proportional design with a large number of weights.
  • IvyStyle Sans (2016). Type Network analyzes: IvyStyle Sans is the sans serif component, a Scandinavian design reminiscent of the classic American Gothics. With open apertures and clean lines, the slightly narrow neohumanist letterforms abandon geometric rigidity in favor of improved reading comfort.
  • Swing King (2018). Type Network writes that it is a casual sans serif created in collaboration with Danish illustrator Erik Sørensen. Throughout his decades-long career, Sørensen always had a hard time finding the right typographic voice to complement his drawings. He teamed up with Maack to produce a useful typeface that was neither cartoonish nor handwritten, but a joyful illustrated font imbued with the warmth and charm of his drawings.
  • Ivy Mode (2018). A fashion mag sans family.

Creator of these typefaces at FontFont / FontShop:

  • FF Speak (2007). A 17-style rounded geometric sans family which includes a hairline weight, Speak-Light. A relative of Eurostile.
  • FF Cube (2008). A large geometric sans with the industrial design feel of Eurostile and a large x-height.
  • FF Marselis (2012). A sans serif family. He also designed FF Marselis Serif (2016) and FF Marselis Slab (2013). FF Marselis was chosen in 2016 for large letteing at Brussels Airport in 2016.

FontShop link. Klingspor link. Type Network link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

The Planet Fontdesigners

Makers of the futuristic font Planet Kosmos. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Thit Refn

Danish designer of KarType (2016, based on a typeface seen on an old Portuguese cigarette package), and Filmnord (2016, a bilined typeface designed for a school project). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Thomas Amby Johansen

During his studsies at the Danish School of Media and Journalism in 2013, Thomas Amby Johansen created a few ornamental drop caps. He also has a few spectacular posters under his belt, such as Time Trial, Bucheron (a tribute to A.M. Casssandre) and Cirque du Romani, all done in 2013.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Thomas Braestrup

Copenhagen-based designer. Behance link.

For Malmö Konsthall, Thomas developed Creo (2012). It was created to function well in two different scenarios---print typography and public signage. Typefaces for posters, catalogs and brochures need to be narrow enough to work in crowded environments, but still dynamic enough to encourage people to keep reading. Typefaces designed for wayfinding programs need to be open enough to be legible at a distance. Creo is designed to meet both scenarios. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Thomas Casander Jeppesen

Thomas is doing a Master's Degree in design at Danmarks Design Skole (a.k.a. The Danish Design School), specializing in the craft of graphic design, art direction&strategic communication. He designed Black Box Typeface (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Thomas Kittelmann

Danish designer of the rune font Elver Runer. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Thomas Madsen

Danish graphic designer who created a sans family (2003). He runs Laboratorium Kobenhavn. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Thomas Pryds Lauritsen
[German Donaldist Society (D.O.N.A.L.D.)]

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Thomas Silkjær

Graphic designer in Aarhus, Denmark. His first font attempt (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Thomas T. Pedersen
[Transliteration of Non-Roman Alphabets]

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Thor Repstock Due

For a school project, Thor Repstock Due (Denmark) designed the futuristic robotic typeface Cybernetic Entity (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Thorbjørn Gudnason

Graphic design student in Haderslev, Denmark. Behance link.

Creator of the Break display typeface in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Thorvald Bindesbøll

Influential Danish type designer. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tibetan Computer Company

Site has commercial Tibetan fonts of the highest quality. Director and font developer is Tony Duff, Kathmandu. Many of the fonts have a handwritten look. The fonts: Machine, Calligraphic, Newsprint, Dzongkha Calligraphic, Chosgyal Classic, Amdris. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tim Cuthbertson

Designer of SketchBook (2004, handwriting font). He runs Tim3D.tk. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tinne Majse

During her graphic design studies in Haderslev, Denmark, Tinne Majse created the sans typeface Key-O (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tobias Glud

Copenhagen-based designer of the slab serif caps typeface Font 183 (2013). Why 183? I recall Highway 183 in Austin, TX, from my younger days---the tackiest sleaziest highway in the West. But the font is too classy for that.

In 2014, he made the connect-the-dots or circuit-inspired typeface Kultura.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Toke Nygaard
[Toke Nygaard's Beetles and Dry Fish foundry]

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Toke Nygaard's Beetles and Dry Fish foundry
[Toke Nygaard]

Absolutely wonderful typefaces called Puppetface (by Claus Kristensen) and Bastard (by Toke Nygaard). Great graphics in the web pages as well. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tolstrup Pryds Graphics
[Lars Pryds]

Tolstrup Pryds Graphics is a Brabrand, Denmark-based graphic design studio run by Lars Pryds (b. Kolding, Denmark, 1962) and Lisbeth Tolstrup. Lars is the designer of a character in the September 11 charity font done for FontAid II. He also made the beautiful handwriting font family Tolle One (2001, available from MyFonts) and TPGFaceFont and TPGDontBlurry, a grunge font. TPG Katalog (2011) is a grungy stencil face.

Typefaces from 2012: TPG Squarespace (monospaced and squarish), TPG PrydsPensel (a brushy painter's typeface). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Tom Forsyth
[Citrus Branding]

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Tor Slotmann

Copenhagen-based designer who graduated as a graphic designer from Denmark's Designskole in the summer of 2004. He works as a freelance designer with type and identity design. His typefaces include the ransom note style font Pumpernickel (2002), Gauze (2000), 36degrees (2000), Trust (2001, a sans family discussed here), GeoSans (2003), and IntegriType (2004). He is working on a "superellipse"-inspired bitmap font A1 Roman (2002). Restricted link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Torben Hoffmann

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Torben Slothuus

Copenhagen-based graphic designer who created the tongue-in-cheek sans typeface TAJP (2012), which borrows glyphs from several fonts. In 2013, he designed Castano New.

Behance link.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Torben Wilhelmsen
[Udulffonts (or: www.wil.dk)]

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Torsten Lindsø Andersen

Graduate of the The Danish Royal Academy of Fine Arts---School of Design, who works as a type designer at ABC Design, a type foundry he cofounded with Rasmus Michaelis in Copenhagen. His typefaces:

  • In November 2011, he showed Academy Bold to the world---a virile sans typeface for texts. It morphed into the wonderful Juli Sans (2016), which he made in collaboration with Rasmus Michaelis at ABC Design.
  • Together with Kontrapunkt, ABC Design created the new global brand typeface family for Nissan under direction from and in close collaboration with Bo Linnemann.
  • He designed an organic display typeface for his mother.
  • He created a custom typeface for the Strøm film festival in 2016.
  • Typefaces from 2016: Barbu (octagonal), Razor (at Playtype).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Transliteration of Non-Roman Alphabets
[Thomas T. Pedersen]

From Copenhagen and Estonia, Thomas T. Pedersen's page on non-Roman alphabets. He specializes in all kinds of Cyrillic alphabets, such as Abaza, Abkhaz, Adyghe, Altay, Arabic, Armenian, Avar, Azerbaijani, Bashkir, Belarusian (Belorussian), Bulgarian, Buryat, Chechen, Chukchi, Chuvash, Crimean Tatar, Dargwa (Dargin), Dungan, Erzya Mordvin (Mordva), Eskimo - Yupik, Even, Evenki, Gagauz, Georgian, Greek, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali, Ingush, Kabardian, Kalmyk, Karachay-Balkar, Karakalpak, Kazakh, Khakass, Khanty, Kirghiz, Komi (Komi Zyryan), Komi-Permyak, Koryak, Kumyk, Lakh, Lezgian (Lezgin), Macedonian, Mansi, Mari: Hill Mari, Meadow Mari, Moksha Mordvin (Mordva), Moldovan (Moldavian), Nanai, Nenets, Nivkh, Nogay (Noghay), Ossetian (Ossetic), Ottoman Turkish, Russian, Rusyn (Lemko&Vojvodinian), Selkup, Serbian, Tabasaran, Tajik, Talysh, Tatar, Turkmen, Tuvinian, Udmurt, Ukrainian, Uzbek, Yakut, Yiddish. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Trine Hansen

Haderslev, Denmark-based designer of Octopus (2013). This circle-based minimalist sans was created while she was studying at the School of Visual Communication in Haderslev. It was co-designed by Mille Kruse Thomey Damgaard. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Trine Pape

During her studies at Danmarks Medie- og Journalisthøjskole in Copenhagen, Trine Pape designed the tuxedoed art deco typeface Coastline (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Trine Rask

Danish designer Trine Rask lived in Den Haag from 2003-2004, as a graduate student at the KABK. In her final project there, she designed North (published in 2008 by LazyDogs), a book typeface suiting the textimage of the four Scandinavian languages, Danish, New Norwegian, Bokmal and Swedish.

Trine Rask teaches type design at The Danish School of Media and The Danish Design School in Copenhagen.

Author of Skriftdesign - øvelser på papiret (2009).

In 2009, Trine went commercial at MyFonts.

Her early fonts include Tommy Slim (2003, an all caps font to be used at 48 points and above), Case (a casual printed face), Pixel, Covergirl (2006, a stylish upright connected script for the fashion industry), Jewel (extra heavy with large contrast), and Brandts (sans serif).

Her rounded typeface family Rum (2009) won an award at TDC2 2010). Rum is not named after the drink, but is just Danish for "room, space". In 2010, she published Rum Sans, a humanist modular sans serif to accompany Rum. In 2021, she added a poster version, Rum Plakat.

In 2012, Trine designed Bornholm Tejn, named after the Tejn village on the rocky Danish island of Bornholm. It is a rough stone-cut polgonal typeface. It was followed some time later in 2012 by Bornholm Sandvig, in 2013 by Bornholm Dondal (stone-cut emulation) and in 2016 by the lowercase variant, Bornholm Tejn Low. She also published Rum Serif that year.

In 2013, she finished Bornholm Allinge (chiseled stone face). Rum Sans (a humanist sans in 11 styles) and Rum Soft Sans (11 styles) were part of the commercial typeface library at Incubator / Village, but showed up in 2021 at MyFonts.

Typefaces from 2019: Matita Geometric (a 5-style humanist geometric typeface designed with mathematics in mind), Matita Connected, Matita Written (hand-printed to teach handwriting), Slik.

Typefaces from 2020: Matita Informal.

Typefaces from 2022: Rum Silhouette. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Trond Krüger

During his studies in Haderslev, Denmark, Trond Krüger created the paperclip typeface Pipeline (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Trym Johansen

Copenhagen-based creator of the oil pipeline typeface The Pharcyde (2011). Behance link. Aka Wise One. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Type Five Studio
[Sean Sebastian Donohoe]

Sean Donohoe was born and raised in Frederiksberg, Denmark, where he runs Type Five Studio and specializes in typography, graphic design and sign painting. Graduate of the TypeMedia program at KABK, 2017-2018. His graduation typeface is SuperBlue, a brush-based concave and flared sans serif. SuperBlue was created for the typographic identity of the clothing brand Hexar Ltd, including editorial layouts, product packaging, business papers and collateral. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Mary Huang]

Free software that takes a picture of a typeface taken with the computer camera, and creates a typeface according to the mood. Announced as a typographic photobooth, Typeface is a software program by Mary Huang that lets users choose an instance of a parametric font depending upon a human face. Software by Mary Huang, a graduate of CIID in Denmark. She is originally from California where she studied Design and Media Arts at UCLA. Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Udulffonts (or: www.wil.dk)
[Torben Wilhelmsen]

Danish outfit headed by Danish Typographer Torben Wilhelmsen. Free fonts: ufFeet, ufKartoon. Dollar fonts: ufRegule (a sans made in 2001 that is used by the Danish Dietetic Association), ufTenn, ufUdulf, ufDeconstrotic, ufZapZip, wfont. Coorganizer of ATypI in 2001 in Copenhagen. He tried his hand at iFontMaker and made the hand-printed stencil typeface Stenzd (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Finn Sködt]

Ultramarin is the foundry of Danish designer Finn Sködt from Knebel (b. 1944, Aarhus), who created fonts such as Solaris (2011, slightly contrasted grotesk), Mentor (2011, fat pixel face), Q3 (2011, pixelish), Black Currant (2011, squarish), Zinar (Russian letter simulation, 1995), Empty Alphabet (experimental, 1998), Antikva (1999, a classic roman stone inscription alphabet), Primus Light (sans, 1994), and Black Currant (a compact sans made in 2000 for the Society of Bookcraft in Denmark).

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

Unicode ISO 8859

Description of character sets.

  • 8859-1 Europe, Latin America (Afrikaans, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, English, Faeroese, Finnish, French, German, Galician, Irish, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish.)
  • 8859-2 Eastern Europe
  • 8859-3 SE Europe
  • 8859-4 Scandinavia (mostly covered by 8859-1 also)
  • 8859-5 Cyrillic
  • 8859-6 Arabic
  • 8859-7 Greek
  • 8859-8 Hebrew
  • 8859-9 Latin5, same as 8859-1 except for Turkish instead of Icelandic
  • 8859-10 Latin6, for Eskimo/Scandinavian languages
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Uwe Zimmermann

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Vidir Thorisson

Malmö, Sweden-based designer of the free rune simulation font Vidir Futhark (1997). Danish home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Uwe Zimmermann]

Uwe Zimmermann designed the metafont Viking (2003). He explains: "The package VIKING contains the two 16 letter runic alphabets as used by the vikings in Scandinavia. It is based on the archaic font series by Peter Wilson and uses the same, simple installation and interface routines." [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Klaus Nielsen]

Vinterstille is Klaus Nielsen's Danish foundry in Aarhus (which used to be in Aalborg), set up in 2001. He used to have these freeware fonts: The Handwriting of Barbie's Jealous Sister (2001), RubThis (2002, grunge), Antfarm (texture face), WankerHand (2002), Stylebats Cleancut (2002, dingbats), Problematic Piercer (2011, experimental typeface based on body rings), and LonesomeLiar (2003). But all his fonts are commercial now. They are designed with full character sets for all Scandinavian languages as well as German. In 2015, Klaus designed the pixel typeface Parametric Glitch.

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

Vladimir Stankovic

Successful illustrator and graphic designer in Odense, Denmark. In 2014, he created a logo and designed a font for Mister Finch and a book about his textile sculptures published by Glitterati Incorporated. This font, Mister Finch, is curly and can be regarded as a vampire script. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Vytautas Gluoksnis

Graphic designer from Kaunas, Lithuania, who is based in Herning, Denmark, who created the minimalist sans typeface Dancing On My Own in 2016. [Google] [More]  ⦿

William Simmelkiær
[William Simmelkiær Skriftstøberi]

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William Simmelkiær Skriftstøberi
[William Simmelkiær]

In 1873, William Simmelkiær (1849-1922) founded the type foundry William Simmelkiær Skriftstøberi, Galvanoplastik og Clichéfabrik in Copenhagen, Denmark. William had learned the craft of type founding during a vist of Schelter&Giesecke in Leipzig. In 1904 he acquired the foundry Frieses Skriftstøberi, Copenhagen (established in 1837 by Heinrich Berling), and in 1909 a little unknown foundry in Lyngby.

Their 1912 specimen book entitled Skriftprover confirms that the foundry was quite active. [Flickr site for that 1912 specimen book. Another pic of that book. And another one. And another one.]

After William's death in 1922, his son Svend Simmelkiær (1892-1939) took over the foundry. In 1923, Svend established Grafisk Compagni as a sales company. The old foundry continued to cast type under the original name, but now as a part of Grafisk Compagni. The main business of Grafisk Compagni was the sale of equipment to the graphic trade---types from Genzsch&Heyse, presses from F.A.G., Vandercook, Miehle and Albert Frankenthal, and typesetting machines from Linotype. After Svend's death, the company became an Inc/ Ltd in 1940. In 1982 the company closed down. All the rights to their types were acquired by Haas'sche Schriftgießerei and all mats, machines, archives and so forth were destroyed. They only cut one original face, the brushy Stafet. The typeface was designed by Kai Plet in 1937 and was only cast in 36, 48 and 60 point. The rest of their type holding were from foreign type foundries such as ATF, Berthold and Bauersche Giesserei [see, e.g., Corps 48 or Dana Bodoni]. The typeface Simmilkiær Grotesk is a special Danish version of Polar/Kristall/Saxo/Rund Grotesk cut by Wagner&Schmidt, Leipzig (1930-1937). Simmelkiær Grotesk is not 100% identical to any of the German and Swedish versions though. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Jeppe Pendrup]

Designer of the sans typeface family Zichtbaar (2018, Playtype).

In 2020, Jeppe Pendrup and Paw Poulsen released the 12-style grotesque Studio6 at Playtype. It was created for the podcast radio studio Studio6. [Google] [More]  ⦿