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[Headline set in Linoscript, created by Morris Fuller Benton in 1905. This sort of writing was common in schools in the earely part of the twentieth century]

Luc Devroye
McGill University
Montreal, Canada
lucdevroye@gmail.com
https://luc.devroye.org
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A New Machine
[Kent Swecker]

Foundry, est. 2011, in Raleigh, NC, by Kent Swecker. A New Machine created the beautiful hairline hand-printed typeface Hair Line (2011), Sweck Sans (2011, a sans with some contrast and a large x-height), Unstable (2011, a paper cut face), the sketch typeface Crosshatch (2011), and the modular FontStruct-like typeface Model UR (2011).

In 2012, he made Quarry (an outlined hand-drawn shadow font), Holt Sans (a Peignotian family), Unstable Slab, Mitosis (using bubbly dots), Radial (prismatic), and Airwave (techno).

Typefaces from 2013: Benthic (decorative geometric caps), Tubbs (a beefy poster face), Dot To Dot (a dotted and lined pair of school fonts), Emjay (sketched blackboard bold typeface).

Typefaces from 2014: Art Party (a festive hand-drawn typeface codesigned with with Erin Solomon), Carawan (a rounded sans family), Back and Forth, Fat Nib (splatter brush face), Smoot (whimsical typeface).

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

Abitz.Com Multilingual Software

Berlin-based company that sells these school fonts: TrueType-Schulschriften (including Lateinische Ausgangsschrift mit 1, 2, und 4 Linien, Vereinfachte Ausgangsschrift mit Lineaturen, Schulausgangsschrift, Druckschriften Hamburg und Bayern, MO-MARA, auch mit angepassten Buchstaben für die 1. Klasse, Schwungübungen für die Schreibschriften, mit und ohne Linien), TrueType-Rätselschriften (which includes mainly dingbat fonts), and TrueType-Schulpiktogramme (dingbats such as Symbole und Sinnbilder für den Schulalltag, Anlautschriften, Bausteinschriften, Kästchenschriften, Matheschriften mit dem Zahlenstrahl, Rahmenschriften, Spaßschriften und Symbole, Uhren). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Adaudt

Designer at FontStruct in 2008 of the dotted letter lined font Preschool. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Adelina Butnaru

Bucharest, Romania-based designer of Handwritten Typeface (2014), which reminds me a bit of some German school script styles. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Adrian Williams
[Club Type]

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Alberto Gomez Gomez

His typefaces were made in 2006 and 2007: Recorder Face, Recorder Eye, Recorder Eyes, Sabaean GG, Ugaritic GG. Little School (2001) is an large school script font family that looks a bit like Little Days (2001, West Wind Fonts) but with rulers and lines thrown in. And Little Days in turn is genetically linked to Memimas. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alejandro Paul

Designer who lives in Buenos Aires and who teaches graphic design and typography at the Universidad de Buenos Aires. He has worked as an art director in prestigious Argentina-based studios, handling high-profile corporate brands such as Arcor, Marta Harff, Morph, SC Johnson, Danone, and Movicom. He runs Estudio Paul. Professor at Facultad de Arquitectura, Universidad de Buenos Aires. Co-creator, with Apostrophe at Apostrophic Laboratory, of Usenet (2000), FontCop I through IV (2000) and the pixel font family Cayetano. Published the dot matrix font Stardust wth T-26 in 2000. Designed the gorgeous font Elektora in 2000. He developed with Michael Lynch a 17-font Tennis set of grid-based pixel fonts. At Typeworx, he published Reflex (2002), a commercial 6-style unicase font family. Another web site by Alejandro. Cofounder of DAS, a design studio in Buenos Aires.

Cofounder of Sudtipos (2003), where he does custom work and creates new typefaces.

His work there includes Tierra (a titling face), Latinaires (originally called Latina Sans), Reflex, Downtempo (2003), Stardust and Mosaico (1999, pixel face).

Still at Sudtipos, he digitized the beautiful handwriting/calligraphic faces by Angel Koziupa called Alma (2005), Murga, Habano and Tiza, which together with his script typeface Argenta (2004), Oxida (2005), the medieval script typeface Mama Script (2004, designed with Alfredo Graziani), Divina (2004, with Alfredo Graziani), and the sans family Kautiva (2004) can be bought via Umbrella Type at Veer.

For children's orthography, he developed Estrada Hand, on commission for Editorial Estrada. He was working on the serif family Libertina (2004).

Herencia (2004, a handwriting typeface done with Diego Giaccone), Grover (2004, slab serif), Milk Script (2004, with Alfredo Graziani), Mama Script (2004, with Alfredo Graziani), Politica (2004, a techno typeface with a very thin Thin weight) are at Sudtipos.

The Bluemlein Scripts (2004-2005, Umbrella and Veer) are based on the calligraphic renderings of Charles Bluemlein, shown in a 1943 ink catalog: Miss Le Gatees, Mr Rafkin, Mr Keningbeck, Mr Lackboughs, Lady Dawn, Mrs Von Eckley, Mr Sheppards, Mr Dafoe, Mr Canfields, Mr Stalwart, Mr Sandsfort, Mr Leopolde, Mr DeHaviland, Mr Blaketon, Miss Stanfort, Miss Packgope, Miss Fajardose, Mrs Saint-Delafield, Mrs Blackfort, Mr Sopkin, Mr Sheffield, Miss Lankfort, Herr Von Muellerhoff, Dr Sugiyama, Dr Carbfred. (Note: Soft Horizon's Lainie Day (1993) is an earlier free font in the style of Lady Dawn and Mr Lackboughs). In 2011, that series was made available at Google Web Fonts.

Sudestada (2005, Sudtipos) is a handwriting script developed with Diego Giaccone. Cuisine (2005, Umbrella Type) is an informal bold script. Mousse Script (2005, Sudtipos) is based on Glenmoy, a 1932 Stephenson Blake typeface. Suave Script (2005) is a 4am jazz bar script. Ministry (2005) is related in style but less funky, Chocolate (2005) is for sales ads, and Cenizas (2005, with Angel Koziupa) is straight from an old manuscript.

Whomp (2006, Umbrella) was based on a partial sign-painting font by Alf Becker (1930s), and so was Buffet Script (2006, Sudtipos). Affair (2006, Umbrella) is swashy and calligraphic, while Candy Script (2007) and its italic version Sugar Pie (2011) are based on Argentina's market lettering. Galgo Script (2007) is a brush calligraphic font based on a design of Angel Koziupa.

Burgues Script (2007) is an ornate calligraphic script based on the lettering of calligraphy teacher Louis Madarasz (1859-1910) (PDF; award at TDC2 2008). Burgues Script, Adios Script (2008: it won an award at TDC2 2009), Feel Script and Sugar Pie all won awards at Tipos Latinos 2008.

Sinfonieta (2006) and Buffet Script are fifties style connected scripts. Feel Script (2007) is based on lettering that calligrapher and logo designer Rand Holub created in 1950 and that was subsequently captured in Intertype's typeface Monterey (1958). Some letterforms were redrawn from vintage American magazine ads (some by Holub himself), Cuisine (2008, food advertising script), Pronto (2008, comic book style, by Alejandro Paul and Angel Koziupa), Grover (2004, rounded sans family), Grover Slab (2004). Burgues Script, Adios Script, Feel Script and Sugar Pie all won awards at Tipos Latinos 2008. Calgary Script (2008, Umbrella) is a pure signpainting job.

Accolades from all typophiles for his calligraphic wunderkind, Compendium (2008, see also the slide show).

The 2009 haul: Sugar Pie (signage font), Bravissima Script, Theorem (upright semi-script).

Speaker at ATypI 2009 in Mexico City.

The year 2010 starts off with a bang, five awards at Tipos Latinos 2010: a grand prize for Brownstone Sans, and four standard awards, for Semilla, Kewl Script (for food packaging and store windows), Calgary Script, and for Business Penmanship.

Typefaces from 2010 include the baseball lettering typeface Fan Script and the tattoo script face Piel Script (piel=skin), which was influenced by Burgues Script and more remotely by showcard lettering by B. Boley (1930s, Sign of the Times Magazine). Piel Script won an award at Tipos Latinos 2012.

In 2011, he and Koziupa made the fat signage typeface Aventura and Viento (a grunge version of their earlier 2004 face, Brisa).

He added one retro connected signage font to the Filmotype collection in 2012, called Filmotype Kitten (original from 1955). Filmotype Zephyr (2012) is an italic roman formal script. Filmotype Yukon (2012) is inspired by the classic Palmer style of penmanship.

Storefront (2012) is a swashy signage typeface based on an incompletete alphabet by Alf Becker.

His signage script typeface Hipster Script won an award in the TDC 2012 competition and at Tipos Latinos 2012.

Typefaces from 2013: Rolling Pen (a connected script that recalls the business penmanship genre), Bellissima Script (based on a copperplate calligraphic alphabet from Bellezas de la Caligrafía by Ramón Stirling, 1844).

In 2014, he helped Panco Sassano, a lettering artist and illustrator from Mar del Plata, who designed the wide connected semi-calligraphic handwriting typeface Horizontes Script. Still in 2014, he published the fat packaging or signage script Bowling Script. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Alfred John Fairbank

English calligrapher, b. 1895, Grimsby, d. 1982, Hove, Sussex. Student at the Central School of Arts and Crafts, disciple (in his own words) of Edward Johnston. In 1921, he co-founded the Society of Scribes and Illuminators, and was honorary secretary from 1931 to 1933.

He wrote several books on handwriting, including A Handwriting Manual (1932), many times reissued. In 1932, Alfed Fairbank proposed Dryad Writing for schools. It is a connected regular and legible style of writing that was influenced by Francisco Lucas (16th century, Spain), and could be called chancery script. After the Second World War he founded the Society for Italic Handwriting.

His only typeface was the first italic for Monotype, Bembo. This was not the italic that was put out for general use, and was eventually released (in 1928) as Bembo Narrow Italic. It is sometimes referred to as Fairbank Italic. The Bembo family is of course due to Stanley Morison at Monotype, after models of Francesco Griffo and Giovanni Tagliente. It has digital reinterpretations such as Bamberg Special (Softmaker) and Bergamo (Softmaker).

It is possible that Fairbank MT (2003, Robin Nicholas) is named after him.

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

Andreas Göbel
[Sütterlin --- Deutsche Schreibschrift]

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Anish Sundaran

Designer in Bombay, who made a custom Hindi font (2012), as well as a typeface for teaching children how to draw the Latin alphabet. He also created Hexy (2012, a hexagonal family that includes an inline face), Hindustan Hipsters Icons (2012), the thin geometric typeface Elefont Sans (2012) and the paperclip typeface Incomple (2012).

Another Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anja Meiners

Creator of the free Google Web Font ABeeZee (2012), a sans typeface created to help children. The font was published by Carrois Type Design. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anke Arnold
[Anke Art]

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Anke Art
[Anke Arnold]

Wernau (was: Wendlingen), Germany-based Anke Arnold's free fonts: aa QWERTZ-Tasten (2012: German keyboard font), aa Halftone (2012: texture face), aa Tafelschrift (2012, school font), Car Go Frame (2011), Car-Go Plain (2011, modeled after German license plate lettering), Typo Garden (2010, alphadings), 80er Teenie Demo (2009), Acki Preschool (2009), Just Another Stamp (2009), Firlefanz (2009, curly letters), Pixelstitch (2006), AnkeHand (2003), Hole-Hearted (2003, Gill Sans with hearts), KRITZEL (scratchy pen), MilkyWay, FrightNight, Eminenz (2002), Scribble, Skribus, Why, TooLazyToPractice, XXX, CheapInkkilledmyPrinter, Storch (alphadings), Alexandras-Stempelkasten, Anatevka-Caps, BulletMix, Catwalk, Duke, Dukeplus (2000, blackletter), Riddleprint, Anke-Print, AnkeCalligraph, Titanic, Wasser, butterbrotpapier, distracted-musician, dyslexic, manko, quixotic, verrutscht, zladdi, barcoded, BulletMix2, CAR-GO-2, Fortunaschwein (nice curly script; no punctuation or numbers), Round, BigBrothers&Sisters, BoringLesson, CrimesceneAfterimage, Incognitype (old typewriter), Jenna'sPopsicles, Japanese Brush (1996), Knuffig (2000), MonkyBusiness, Olympia2000, Samba, Dandelion, Kritzel (2003, scratchy hand), Krystal (2000, snow simulation typeface based on Gill Sans), Nervous, ParryHotter (2001, a Harry Potter blackletter face), Pffft, Tschiroki, Heart2Heart (heart alphadings), Anke Sans.

English page. For 10DM (5 USD), Anke will make your handwriting into a font! Alternate URL. Dafont link. Another link. Open Font Library link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Antoine van Waesberge

Strasbourg, France-based designer of Vel Textus Nova (2014, inspired by both Textura and Suetterlin Schrift), the monospaced typeface Wisconsin Monospaced (2014), of Cro-Magnon Antique (sans) and of the maritime sans Fsk (2013).

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

Antonio Herrera Infantes

Designer of the school fonts Escolar1, Escolar2Negra, Escolar4Puntos, and Escolar5Calada in 1999. Download here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anyetipo

Spanish place in Madrid with commercial fonts for teaching children: Escolar (+Flecha, +Pro, +Cuadricula), Preescolar, Preescolar pro, Infantil, Preainfantil, Junior (+Venezuela), Trazos (tracing fonts), Precalimex, Calimex (used in Mexico), Calimex Pluma, Andina (used in Chile), Caliprico (used in Puerto Rico), Basica, Caliper (used in Peru), Calipro, Calirredo (used in the Domican Republic). Also: Ibarra Antiqua, Pautas, Elzevir, Mates (math symbol fonts), Gregoriano (blackletter). Anyetipo also has a type making service. [Google] [More]  ⦿

aRc (or: Azelea Rodgers Creations)
[Azelea Rodgers]

aRc was established in 2008 by Azelea Rodgers (b. 1974, The Philippines). It is located in Lathrop, CA.

A graduate from Skyline College, she created the alphabet tracing font Kerp (2008) for kids in pre-kindergarten. She also made Rosebud (2008, letters composed of thorny rose stems), Asvet Mono (2009, a playful stencil), Azelea (2009), Edil Script (2010), Laureen (2010, a calm calligraphic script), Alexy (2011, a ribbon script), and Lelet Script (2009).

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

Arkady M

Russian designer of Propisi7 (2004, a connected Cyrillic school script). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Arnold Lämmel

Author in 1969 of an article in Die deutsche Schrift of Schulschrift in Deutschland (about handwriting education in schools in Germany). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ashley's Mom
[Kim Voss]

"School Fonts for Beginning Writing, designed by Kim Voss (Ashley's Mom) and published by Mayer-Johnson Co., is a series of 13 fonts to be used for designing curricular adaptations and educational materials for teaching reading, writing, and spelling. Available for both Windows and Mac, they come in both TrueType and PostScript formats. Twelve of the fonts are in various "dashed" manuscript configurations for tracing. " [Google] [More]  ⦿

Atelier Laia
[Santos Bregaña]

Spanish typefoundry, est. 2013. One of its founders, Santos Bregaña, writes: Of Croatian origin, Santos Bregaña is born by chance in the city of Pamplona in 1965 on the very day that Le Corbusier drowns in Cap Martin. After studying architecture in San Sebastian and Barcelona he launches the Laia Atelier in 1996 where he focuses on interior design, and on graphic and industrial design projects associated with the culinary culture and business. In 2008 he receives, along with co-creator Anne Ibañez Guridi, the Art Director's Club of New York Sphere Award for their body of work for the restaurant Mugaritz. He leads Tabula, a publishing house dedicated to the spread of culture and gastronomy, and is a speaker on public forums and seminars related to high cuisine. His porcelain designs and his O! Luna, Tabula, and Linneo collections have received international praise and are in many of the best restaurants and hotels in the world.

In 2013 Atelier Iaia published the calligraphic Iturzaeta-inspired typeface Lamia, a joint effort of Santos Bregaña, Julen Cano Linazasor and Maore Sagarzazu: The Lamia font is inspired by the work of the most famous calligrapher of the Basque Country, Jose Francisco de Iturzaeta Eizaguirre (Getaria, 1788-Madrid, 1853). His writing method was compulsory in Spanish schools since 1835. His "unpolished Spanish font" tried to be more effective than the more commercial English version by avoiding embellishments and excessive rear tearing. More akin with the liberal values imported by the French, his offerings sought uniformity, speed and efficiency to ensure that those in the less-favored echelons of society had an effective communication tool. From his "General collection of characters of European Letters" published in Madrid in 1833, we have chosen the "lower case pancilla reformed" represented in one of the prints. We have tried to reinterpret it by keeping its essence but also ensuring that it is viable for potential contemporary uses which, thanks to its good readability and effectiveness in longer texts, basically means as a decorative or display font. The upper case was generated using the lower case as a reference.

Waskonia (2013, Santos Bregaña) is inspired by Basq gravestones from the 8th century.

Earlier work of Santos Bregaña includes the Kai family (1999, with Mikel Enparantza) at Garagefonts.

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

Aussie School Fonts

Many handwriting types used by schools around Australia; New South Wales 1&2, Queensland 1 and 2, South Australia 1&2, Tasmania 1&2, Northern territory, Western Australia and Victoria. Designed for writing skills in the 5-12 years age group. The fonts are made by "New Horizons". [Google] [More]  ⦿

Azelea Rodgers
[aRc (or: Azelea Rodgers Creations)]

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Bartek Nowak
[GRIN3]

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Bedoodle
[Susan Derrick]

Susan Derrick's foundry in Dayton, OH. Her fonts can be bought at MyFonts. Alternate URL. The list of creations (2005): Ancestry (caps), Angeline, Angelique (both curly scripts), Banderole, Fred and Ginger (two-line display face), Garden Gate (gate-inspired curly script), Monogram, Oxymoron (simple sans), Relativity, Scrapbook, Beads (dingbats) and Beading. In 2006, some handwriting fonts by Matthew Derrick were added: Funnies, Grimble Castle, Paparazzi, Scratch Pad, Selvin, Love Me and Wavy Gravy. Additions in 2009: Barack, Mrs. Obama, Malia (upright connected script), Violette (female script), Abbatia (ornaments), Frame Ups (frames), Sasha (didactic font with lines). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Benedikt Gröndal
[Handwriting Models]

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Bernard Vivier

Frenchman Bernard Vivier made some wonderful school handwriting fonts (with rulers) between 1998 and 2003: BV_Api, BV_Batboi, BV_Baton, BV_Baton_Italiques, BV_Rondes, BV_Rondes_Boite, BV_Rondes_Ital, BV-Cursive-Ital-Italic, BV_Baton-Boite, BV_Rondes2, BV_Rondes2-ital, BV_Rondes_Ital, Bv-Arial-Boite.

Old dead URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bernardo Paz Codesido

Graphic designer in Spain who runs Siloseno Estudio DG. In 2012, he created the fun sea-themed display typeface A Novena for which he was inspired by images from his Galician home town of Santa Eugenia de Ribeira. Siloseno is a school script font created for the Siloseno graphic design studio. Finally, Colonialistas (2011) is inspired by flags.

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

Berthold Ludewig

German teacher and typographer who created the calligraphic metafont Suetterlin, which can be found here. This font can be used for writing in the so-called Schwell style. [Google] [More]  ⦿

BJU Press Pre-Cursive Fonts

Free truetype fonts with dots and/or arrows for helping kids write: PrecursiveNew, PrecursiveNewArrow, PrecursiveNewDashed (2000). Produced by "Handwriting for Christian Schools". See also here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Blue Vinyl
[Jess Latham]

Blue Vinyl (est. 1997) has free and commercial designs by Jess Latham (b. 1974, Birmingham, AL).

The early typefaces (before 2003): Grumble (1999, grunge), Hot Fudge (2003), Dia De Los Muertos BV (2003, Halloween-style dingbats), Delorita BV (2003), Dance Craze (2002), Redford (2002, black display font), CharmsBV (2002, dingbats), LearningCurve BV (for children), HornyDevils, Princess (girls stuff dings), TurnTable (2001), Vinyl Smooth (2001), StereoLab, 60sChic, Airwave, Cafe Noire, Lucky Charms, Punk Rock, Chains, Slasher, Blue Melody, Sugar Coma (1999, junk food dingbats), Metal on Metal, Hearts, Crushed Out Girl, Nuwave, Deco Cafe, Screen, Rock Star (dingbats), Gothic Ultra Trendy, Film Star, Mary Jane, Turning Japanese, Lushus, Rockabilly, (my favorite thick display letters) Moma Grape, Modular 2000, Cyber Phonic, Comic Zine (3d), Grrlz Stuff, Retro Bats, Terrible Nervz, Pop Up, Moonbow, Tropicana (Luau dingbats), Tiki Tooka, That 70's Ding, Karaoke Superstar, Pippi, Pocket Calculator, Kool Ding, Kool Ding 2, LittleTroubleGirl, Grumble, SeeingStars, AllStarBV, Awesome80sBV, HellcatsBV, HotRodGangBV, Stereolab, SweetHeartsBV, BumbleBeeBV, CandyStoreBV, CHAINSColorFill, ComicZine, CHAINS, EeronautsBV, Charms, Film-Star, JimmyDoodles, LooseCruseBold, LooseCruse, MODULAR, MonkeyWrench, OneTrickPony, PubertyStrike, PUNKROCKColorFill, PUNKROCK, Plexifont (see-through letters), SeeingStars, SooperDooper, TerribleNerves, Pandamonium BV, TrickorTreatBV, WebstarBV, Sonic Reverb (2003), Jacks (2003), Rodeo Girl BV (2003, handwriting), Jacks BV (2003, free), Majorette, Albedo, Retroclassics (two dingbat fonts), Westmore BV, KnockOut, Spellbound (2000), Speedway, Chocolate Mint Surprise, Pinky, Sparky, Glamorous, Bohemian Garden Party (1999), Fashionista (brush), Pink Martini, ValentinesBV, Macrame BV One (2002, single, double and triple-lined commercial font), Macrame Super Triline (2002), Redford BV (2002), Charms, Wedding Wishes (2002, dingbats), Bric A Brac BV (2002), Meringue BV (2002, handprinting), Retro Classics 3BV (2002, dingbats), Roller Baby BV (2003).

2004: Swan Song (calligraphic), Shimmer (connected cursive handwriting), Spin Cycle, Rock Star 2.0 (dings), Gros Marqueur (marker pen typeface).

2005: MyScars, My Bleeding Scars, Azuki (Japanese brush simulation), Taroca, Taroca Extras.

2006: BV Sans (2006), PrintClearly (2006, children's orthographics).

2007: Save Her (ecological dingbats), Confection (fancy script), Parsley Script, Pointed Brush.

2008: Synthetique (dot matrix), Lavender Script ( calligraphic), Giant Head (ultra fat signage face), Synthetique (thin dot matrix), Print Clearly, Dashed and Bold (simple sans), Disko (comic book style).

2010: Darlena (a swashy didone), Italian Hand (a connected script), Love Romance (Valentine's day dingbats), Patchouli Display (2009-2010), Secret Admirer (connected script).

2011: Fancier Script (signage face), Garden Brush (a flowing brush script).

2013: Blue Vinyl (signage script). Barmbrack (a decorative, almost sign-painted typeface).

Fontspace link. Font Squirrel link. Dafont link. Klingspor link.

View the typefaces made by Blue Vinyl. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Boo

School font made in 2002 by an unknown designer. Download here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Caractères Typographiques Didactiques

A discussion of school fonts, in French. [Google] [More]  ⦿

CAT Design Wolgast
[Peter Wiegel]

Wolgast-based type designer Peter Wiegel (b. 1955) runs CAT Design Wolgast. Designer of these free fonts:

  • In 2014: BernerBasisschrift1, BernerBasisschrift2 (school script), Berolina, Fette Mikado (psychedelic style oriental look), Germanica, Gloria, HentimpsCirclet (blackletter), Hofstaetten (blackletter), Kleinsemmering, KuenstlerGotisch (blackletter), LacledeCAT (psychedelic), NeptunCAT, Neue Zier Schrift (a mischievous curly script), Reclame, Rueck-Italic, Rueck, RueckLeft, RueckLicht, RundschriftCAT (hairline ronde), Teutonic, VerzierteFavorite, VictoriaCAT, AdmiralCAT (a retro script), Dynamo (poster font), Des Malers Fraktur, Kanzleyrath (blackletter), Ober-Tuerkheim (art nouveau), PopplFrakturCAT (blackletter), Rundkursiv, Modeschrift (fifties script), Biedermeier Kursiv, Ehmcke Federfraktur (after a 1935 font by F.H. Ehmcke), Wernicke Schwabacher (after an original by Emmi Wernicke), Gotische Missalschrift, Hand Textur (after a 1935 font by F.H. Ehmcke), Renata (after a 1914 bastarda by Bauersche Giesserei), Rundgotisch Rauh (possibly after a Schelter & Giesecke design from 1903), Offenbacher Schwabacher (after Kurt Wanschura's bastarda from 1900), Incopins Clusters (multilined typeface), BadGong, Bernardo Moda (Bold, Semibold: modeled after Lucian Bernhard's Bernhard fashion), CAT-Hohenzollern (after a 1902 art nouveau font by Bauersche), CATNorth, CATNorthLicht, CATNorthShadow, CAT Zentenaer Fraktur UNZ1 (a blackletter after a 1937 original by F.H.E. Schneidler), Coggers-Tariqa, EirikRaude, Fabrik (a geometric sans), Grobe Deutschmeister (German expressionist face), Harry Piel (or Piehl--a tattoo font), Kanalisirung, Klaber-Fraktur, Peter Obscure, Rumburak (a fat retro script), Flottflott (retro script), Indira K, Regent UNZ (a Schwabacher), Postamt, TGL 0-1451 Engschrift (a DIN-like font).
  • In 2013: Spartakus (+Round), Cut Me Out (white on black sans), 5by9 (dot matrix face), Tartlers End (high-contrast ball terminal face), Alpha 54 (rounded flared script face), Chunk Five Ex (slab serif; he writes: With permission of Meredith Mandel, the original author of the ASCII-Font Chunk Five, I have extended Chunk Five Ex to a full featured unicode font with all figures used in Latin and Cyrillic writing), Simple Print (simple sans), Fette Bauersche Antiqua (a didone fat face), Manuskript Gothisch (after Manuskript Gotisch (1899, Bauersche), which was modeled after Wolfgang Hopyl's 1514 Textura), Quast (hairy font).
  • Still in 2013, he published a number of school scripts, including Neue Rudelskopf, Deutsche Normalschrift, Imrans School, Rastenburg (German school font), and Bienchen.
  • In 2012: Hardman (connected fifties script), Immermann (a quaint slab serif), Quast (grunge), Fundamental Brigade (sans family), DiffiKult (a bilined face), Men Nefer (a Memphis lookalike), Fette Unz Fraktur (like Fette Fraktur), Mutter Krause (for the reconstruction of the 1929 silent movie "Mutter Krausens Fahrt ins Glück", where it is used for intertitles, that where missing. The font is redrawn from the original intertitles), Youbilee (a font with laurels).
  • In 2010: Alfabilder (dingbats), Gondrin (athletic lettering with a 3d effect), HelvetiaVerbundene (making Helverica into a school script?), Proletarsk (a grotesk face), Vis-à-vis (great idea--a double-storied serif face), ApolloASM (Victorian), BertholdrMainzerFraktur, Doergon-Regular (license plate font), DoergonBackshift, DoergonShift, Eureka (Victorian, ornamental face), GoeschenFraktur (1880-style Fraktur used in Sammlung Göschen books), Makushka, MakushkaKontura, MakushkaQuadriga, MakushkaSecunda, Moderne3DSchwabacher, ModerneGekippteSchwabacher, StrassburgFraktur, TGL0-16 (same as DIN 16), TGL0-17 (same as DIN 17), TGL0-17Alt, Tank (emblems of gas companies), EricaType-Bold, EricaType-BoldItalic, EricaType-Italic, EricaType-Regular (typewriter), ErikaOrmig, Fibel Vienna (2012, a high-legged sans), GreifswalderTengwar-Regular, GreifswalerDeutscheSchrift (German Schreibschrift), Midroba-Regular (a strong mechanical octagonal face), MidrobaSchatten, MMX2010 (futuristic), Präsent60, Rotunda Pommerania (blackletter), TengwarOptime, TengwarOptimeDiagon, cbe-Bold, cbe-BoldItalic, cbe-Italic, cbe.
  • In 2009: 18thCenturyInitials, 18thCenturyKurrent-Regular, 18thCenturyKurrentAlternates, German writing from the 18th century), CentreClaws, CentreClawsBeam1, CentreClawsSlant, Cöntgen Kanzley Regular (blackletter), Cöntgen Kanzley Aufrecht (2009), ElficCaslin, H1N1, Loxembourg1910Shadow (an art nouveau-influenced stencil face), Luxembourg1910, VarietScala (an art deco sans family), Varietee, VarieteeArtist, VarieteeCabaret, VarieteeCascadeur, VarieteeCasino, VarieteeCirque, VarieteeColege, VarieteeConferencier, VarieteeFolies, VarieteeIkarier, VarieteeJongleur, VarieteeMirage, VarieteeRevue, VarieteeTheatre, KochFetteDeutscheSchrift (blackletter), MoradoFelt-Regular (upright connected script), MoradoMarker (2009), MoradoNib, PreussischeVI9 (DIN-like family), PreussischeVI9Linie, PreussischeVI9Schatten-Linie, PreussischeVI9Schatten, SchatternvonPreussischeVI9, Stage (art deco), Ring Matrix (dot matrix), Nathan, Amptmann Script (2009, upright connected script), Cat Shop, Blankenburg (blackletter), Murrx (arched face), Schwaben Alt (1988, bastarda), Vrango, 14LED (Regular, Phattt-Heavy, Rised-Black), 24LED (+Bright, +Grid, +Modul), DIN1451fetteBreitschrift1936-Regular, FibelNord (basic sans family with an architectural twist), FibelSued (family), PaneuropaBankette, PaneuropaCrashbarrier-Black, PaneuropaFreeway, PaneuropaHighway, PaneuropaRoad, PaneuropaStreet, PaneuropaWrongWay, Quirkus (family), RingMatrix (dot matrix family), RingMatrix3D, RingMatrixTwo, DiscipuliBritannica (connected script), GruenewaldVA-Regular (connected school script), Rudelskopfdeutsch-Aufrecht, WiegelLatein (connected school script), WiegelLateinMedium (2009), Morado, Moebius Bicolor (art deco), Elbaris (sans), ElbarisOutline, Nomitais (multiline face), RostockKaligraph, Waschkueche, WaschkuecheGrob-Ultra, WiegelKurrent (traditional German school script), WiegelKurrentMedium, XAyax, XAyaxOutline (2009), Kaufhalle (squarish), Quimbie (art deco), CasaSans-Regular, Elb-Tunnel, MeyneTextur (blackletter), Yiggivoo, TGL 31034-1 (futuristic sans), Beroga (a simple organic sans).
  • Before 2009: Xayax, PreussischeIV44Ausgabe3 (2006, a severe sans), Utusi Star (1989, very condensed all-caps face), Avocado (2006, script face), CbeNormal (2006, script face), Leipzig Fraktur (+Bold) (2006), Berlin Email (2006, a condensed sans family, followed in 2009 by Berlin Email Serif), MaassslicerItalic (2006, a futuristic typeface made for Rudolf Maass + Partner GmbH), Powerweld (a gorgeous avant-garde typeface made for OPTI Pumpen und Technik GmbH), WolgastScript (2005), WolgastTwo (2006, connected script), WolgastTwoBold, ZeichenDreihundert-Regular, ZeichenHundert-Regular, ZeichenVierhundert-Regular, ZeichenZweihundert-Regular (2006, traffic dingbats), Djerba simplified (Arabic font, Computer and Technologie, Hamburg, 1995; it can be downloaded here), Titus FrakturBaltic (1998), TITUS FrakturEast Normal (1998), and TITUS FrakturWest Normal (1998) [which used to be downloadable here; these fonts were retired and the Titus name dropped; most of the glyphs made it to Schwaben Alt].

Dafont link. One more URL. Fontspace link. Yet another URL. Font Squirrel link. Fontsy link.

The list of his truetype and opentype faces as of 2011: 18thCenturyInitials, 18thCenturyKurrentStart, 18thCenturyKurrentText, Alfabilder, AlteDIN1451Mittelschrift, AlteDIN1451Mittelschriftgepraegt, AmptmannScript, ApolloASM, Avocado, Barnroof, BerlinEmail, BerlinEmail2, BerlinEmailBold, BerlinEmailBold, BerlinEmailHeavy, BerlinEmailHeavy, BerlinEmailOutline, BerlinEmailOutline, BerlinEmailSchaddow, BerlinEmailSchaddow, BerlinEmailSemibold-Bold, BerlinEmailSemibold-Bold, BerlinEmailSerif, BerlinEmailSerif, BerlinEmailSerifSemibold, BerlinEmailSerifSemibold, BerlinEmailSerifShadow, BerlinEmailWideSemibold, BerlinEmailWideSemibold, Beroga, Beroga, BerogaFettig-Bold, BerogaFettig-Bold, BertholdMainzerFrakturUNZ1A-Italic, BertholdMainzerFrakturUNZ1A, BertholdrMainzerFraktur, Blankenburg-Regular, BlankenburgUNZ1A-Italic, BlankenburgUNZ1A, CasaSans-Regular, CasaSans, CasaSansFettig-Bold, CatShop, CentreClaws, CentreClawsBeam1, CentreClawsSlant, ChunkFiveEx, CntgenKanzley-Regular, CntgenKanzleyAufrecht, DIN1451fetteBreitschrift1936-Regular, DiscipuliBritannica, DiscipuliBritannicaBold, Doergon-Regular, DoergonBackshift, DoergonShift, DoergonWave-Regular, Elb-Tunnel, Elb-TunnelSchatten, Elbaris, ElbarisOutline, ElficCaslin, EricaType-Bold, EricaType-BoldItalic, EricaType-Italic, EricaType-Regular, ErikaOrmig, Eureka, FibelNord-Bold, FibelNord-BoldItalic, FibelNord-Italic, FibelNord, FibelNordKontur, FibelSued-Bold, FibelSued-BoldItalic, FibelSued-Italic, FibelSued, FibelSuedKontur, GoeschenFraktur, GoeschenFrakturUNZ1A-Italic, GoeschenFrakturUNZ1A, Gondrin, GreifswalderTengwar-Regular, GreifswalerDeutscheSchrift, GruenewaldVA-Regular, GruenewaldVA1.Klasse, GruenewaldVA3.Klasse, H1N1, HelvetiaVerbundene, KochFetteDeutscheSchrift, KochFetteDeutscheSchriftUNZ1A-Italic, KochFetteDeutscheSchriftUNZ1A, LeipzigFrakturBold, LeipzigFrakturHeavy-ExtraBold, LeipzigFrakturLF-Bold, LeipzigFrakturLF-Normal, LeipzigFrakturNormal, LeipzigFrakturUNZ1A-Bold, LeipzigFrakturUNZ1A-BoldItalic, LeipzigFrakturUNZ1A-Italic, LeipzigFrakturUNZ1A, Luxembourg1910, Luxembourg1910Contur, Luxembourg1910Ombre, MMX2010-Regular, Maassslicer3D, Maassslicer3D, MaassslicerItalic, MaassslicerItalic, Makushka, MakushkaKontura, MakushkaQuadriga, MakushkaSecunda, MeyneTextur, MeyneTexturUNZ1A-Italic, MeyneTexturUNZ1A, Midroba-Regular, MidrobaSchatten, Moderne3DSchwabacher, ModerneFetteSchwabacher, ModerneFetteSchwabacherUNZ1A-Italic, ModerneFetteSchwabacherUNZ1A, ModerneGekippteSchwabacher, MoradoFelt-Regular, MoradoMarker, MoradoNib, MoradoSharp-Regular, Murrx, Nathan-CondensedRegular, Nathan-ExpandedRegular, Nathan-Semi-expandedRegular, Nathan, NathanAlternates-CondensedRegular, NathanAlternates-ExpandedRegular, NathanAlternates-Semi-expandedRegular, NathanAlternates, Nomitais, Nomitais, Numikki, Numukki-Italic, Numukki-Italic, Numukki, Powerweld, PreussischeIV44Ausgabe3, PreussischeIV44Ausgabe3, PreussischeVI9, PreussischeVI9Linie, PreussischeVI9Schatten-Linie, PreussischeVI9Schatten, Proletarsk, Prsent60, Quimbie, Quimbie3D, QuimbieShaddow, QuimbieUH, Quirkus-Bold, Quirkus-BoldItalic, Quirkus-Italic, Quirkus, QuirkusOut, QuirkusUpsideDown, RostockKaligraph, RotundaPommerania, RotundaPommeraniaUNZ1A-Italic, RotundaPommeraniaUNZ1A, Rudelskopfdeutsch-Aufrecht, SchatternvonPreussischeVI9, Schulfibel-Nord-Linie-2, SchwabenAlt-Bold, SchwabenAltUNZ1A-Italic, SchwabenAltUNZ1A, Stage, StrassburgFraktur-Regular, TGL0-16, TGL0-17, TGL0-17Alt, TGL31034-1, TGL31034-1, TGL31034-2, TGL31034-2, Tank, TengwarOptime, TengwarOptimeDiagon, TitilliumMaps29L-1wt, TitilliumMaps29L-400wt, TitilliumMaps29L-800wt, TitilliumMaps29L-999wt, TitilliumText22L-1wt, TitilliumText22L-250wt, TitilliumText22L-400wt, TitilliumText22L-600wt, TitilliumText22L-800wt, TitilliumText22L-999wt, TitilliumTitle20, UtusiStar-Bold, UtusiStar, VarietScala, Varietee, VarieteeArtist, VarieteeCabaret, VarieteeCascadeur, VarieteeCasino, VarieteeCirque, VarieteeColege, VarieteeConferencier, VarieteeFolies, VarieteeIkarier, VarieteeJongleur, VarieteeMirage, VarieteeRevue, VarieteeTheatre, Via-A-Vis, Vrng, Waschkueche, Waschkueche, WaschkuecheGrob-Ultra, WaschkuecheGrob-Ultra, WiegelKurrent, WiegelKurrent, WiegelKurrentMedium, WiegelKurrentMedium, WiegelLatein, WiegelLateinMedium, WolgastScript, WolgastScript, WolgastTwo, WolgastTwo, WolgastTwoBold, WolgastTwoBold, XAyax, XAyax, XAyaxOutline, XAyaxOutline, YiggivooUnicode-Italic, YiggivooUnicode-Italic, YiggivooUnicode, YiggivooUnicode, YiggivooUnicode3D-Italic, YiggivooUnicode3D-Italic, YiggivooUnicode3D, YiggivooUnicode3D, ZeichenDreihundert-Regular, ZeichenDreihundertAlt, ZeichenHundert-Regular, ZeichenHundertAlt, ZeichenVierhundert-Regular, ZeichenZweihundert-Regular, ZeichenZweihundertAlt, cbe-Bold, cbe-BoldItalic, cbe-Italic, cbe, kaufhalle, kaufhalle, kaufhalleblech, kaufhalleblech, moebius.

His type 1 fonts as of 2011: Avocado, BerlinEmail, BerlinEmail2, BerlinEmailBold, BerlinEmailHeavy, BerlinEmailOutline, BerlinEmailSchaddow, BerlinEmailSemibold-Bold, BerlinEmailSerif, BerlinEmailSerifSemibold, BerlinEmailSerifShadow, BerlinEmailWideSemibold, Beroga, BerogaFettig-Bold, CasaSans, Elb-Tunnel, Elb-TunnelSchatten, Maassslicer3D, MaassslicerItalic, Numukki-Italic, Numukki, Powerweld, PreussischeIV44Ausgabe3, Quimbie, QuimbieUH, RostockKaligraph, TGL31034-1, TGL31034-2, UtusiStar-Bold, UtusiStar, Waschkueche, WaschkuecheGrob-Ultra, WolgastScript, WolgastTwo, WolgastTwoBold, YiggivooUnicode-Italic, YiggivooUnicode, YiggivooUnicode3D-Italic, YiggivooUnicode3D, cbe-Bold, cbe-BoldItalic, cbe-Italic, cbe, kaufhalle, kaufhalleblech.

A list of typefaces in alphabetical order, with descriptive comments provided by Reynir Heidberg Stefansson from Iceland: 18th Century Kurrent (Kurrent-style handwriting, Wiegel-coded), Alfabilder (Alphabetic picture font for the German alphabet), Amptmann Script (Partly-connected, upright writing, used on Prussian Railways pattern drawings), ApolloASM (Jugendstil, vaguely resembling an ornate Bocklin), Avocado (Handwriting, broad-nib pen-style), Berlin Email (Narrow sans-serif, based on emailled signage; Wiegel-coded), Berlin Email Serif (Narrow serif, based on emailled signage; Wiegel-coded), Beroga (All-minuscule, rounded marker-style sans-serif with ca. 8° slope), Berthold Mainzer Fraktur (Fraktur in Wiegel (Regular only) and UNZ1(A) coding), Blankenburg (Semicondensed Tannenberg in Wiegel (Regular only) and UNZ1(A) coding), Casa Sans (Squarish, broad-nib pen-style block writing), CatShop (Serif, soft of an acid-washed didone), cbe Normal (Sans-serif, narrow, somewhat cuneiform), Centre Claws (Sans-serif, Art Deco display, a bit like Broadway), Cöntgen Kanzlei (Cöntgen Kanzley) (Fraktur-based calligraphy by Heinrich Hugo Cöntgen, Wiegel coding), DiffiKult (Sans-serif, display, no horizontal lines), DIN 1451 fette Breitschrift 1936 (The now-withdrawn Wide version of DIN 1451 traffic font), Discipuli Britannica (UK school handwriting), Doergon (Slab-serif, narrow-ish, all majuscule), Elabris (Elbaris) (Sans-serif, caps/smallcaps, shades of DIN1451 Engschrift), Elb-Tunnel (Sans-serif, based on signage in the old Elbe tunnel in Hamburg), Elbic Caslon (Elfic Caslon, Elfic Caslin) (a Caslon for the Queen Galadriel), Erika Type (Erica Type) (Slab-serif, typewriter, comes from Wiegel's old Erika typewriter), Eureka (Serif, caps/smallcaps, Art Deco/Jugendstil), Fibel Nord (Sans-serif, based on German school primer), Fibel Süd (Fibel Sued) (Sans-serif, based on German school primer), Fibel Vienna (Sans-serif, based on Austrian school primer), Fundamental Brigade (Sans-serif, geometric, some UNZ1 ligatures), Göschen Fraktur (Goeschen Fraktur) (Fraktur with a biblical feel, Wiegel (Rg only) and UNZ1 coding), Gondrini (Gondrin) (Sans-serif, geometric, display, shaded outlines, cookie-cutter), Greifswalder Deutsche Schrift (Handwriting, based on Rudolf Koch's Offenbacher Kurrent, Wiegel coding), Greifswalder Tengwar (Tengwar handwriting in Offenbach style), Gruenewald VA (Latin-style schoolhand, Wiegel coding), H1N1 (Heavy display typeface made of parallel wavetrains), Hardman (Heavy, wide, squarish logotype with connecting letters), Helvetia Verbundene (Swiss handwriting), Immermann (Display, resembles a seriffed Radio/Rundfunk, UNZ1 coding), Kaufhalle (Display, recreation of HO Kaufhalle logotype), Koch Fette Deutsche Schrift (Very plain fraktur, Wiegel (Rg only) and UNZ1 coding), Leipzig Fraktur (Fraktur for bread text, Wiegel coding), Leipzig Fraktur UNZ1A (Fraktur for bread text), Luxembourg 1910 (Sans-serif, Jugendstil display typeface from old spice drawers), Maass Slicer (Maassslicer) (Sans-serif, oblique display face, orig. logotype), Makushka (Sort-of an Elabris with minuscules, looks overlayable), Men Nefer (Slab-serif, geometric, UNZ1 coding), Midroba (Spur-serif, display, all-majuscule, heavy, octal), MMX2010 (Sans-serif, display, caps/smallcaps, TV game machine feel), Moderne Schwabacher (Heavily reworked, Wiegel coding), Moderne Fette Schwabacher UNZ1A (Heavily reworked, Wiegel coding), Möbius (moebius) (Sans-serif, display, bicolour (u/c = non-spacing fills, l/c = spacing outlines)), Morado (Connected handwriting with nib or marker pen), Murrx (Heavy display typeface made from ellipsoids on NE-SW axis), Mutter Krause (Serif, slanting, Jugendstil-feel.), Nathan (Slab-serif, hand-drawn.), Nomatais (Nomitais) (Elabris with multiple levels of outlines), Numukki (Conlang, knotted-line, good for separators and scenebreaks), Powerweld (Sans-serif, Bauhaus style, all-minuscule), Präsent 60 (PI font with various East German logos), Preussische IV 44 (PreussischeIV44Ausgabe3) (Repro of Prussian Railways pattern type IV 44 version 3), Preussische VI 9 (Repro of Prussian Railways pattern type VI 9 version 2), Proletarsk (Sans-serif, monoline, doubled-up questionmark), Quast (Brush type, all-majuscule, very rough outline), Quimbie (Sans-serif, all-majuscule, resembles Amelia), Quirkus (Sans-serif), Ring Matrix (LED matrix with ring LEDs, solid LEDs and ring LEDs with shadow), Rostock Kaligraph (Very round calligraphy, resembles rotunda), Rotunda Pommerania (Rotunda style, Wiegel-code (Regular only) or UNZ1-coded), Rudelskopf deutsch (Sans-serif, based on Kurrent-style letterforms), Schwaben Alt (Schwabacher in Wiegel- (Rg only) or UNZ1-coding.), Stage (Sans-serif, narrow, Art Deco, fleeting taste of Broadway), Strassburg Fraktur (Handwritten fraktur, ornate majuscules, Wiegel-coding), Tank (PI font with (gas/petrol) tank station logos), TengwarOptime (Optima for Tengwar), TGL 0-16/0-17 (East German versions of DIN 16 and DIN 17 blueprint types), TGL 31034-1, TGL 31034-2 (East German versions of DIN 6776 / DIN EN ISO 3098 blueprint types), Utusi Star (Sans-serif, slight resemblance with Rundfunk), Varieté (Sans-serif, all-majuscule or caps/smallcaps), Vis-A-Vis (Serif, all-majuscule, split in middle), Volk Redis (Kurrent handwriting, anno 1930-1941), Vrångö (LED matrix type like Ring Matrix), Waschküche (Serif, resembles Antykwa Torunska), Wiegel Kurrent (Kurrent-style handwriting), Wiegel Latein (Latin-style handwriting), Wolgast Script (Sloppy-looking handwriting with a broad-nib pen), Wolgast Two (Latin/Cyrillic handwriting), XAyax (Serif, Jugendstil, narrow, all-majuscule), Yiggivoo Unicode (Sans-serif, wide, tall x, board game packaging feel), Youbilee (PI font with various jubilee laurels), Verkehrszeichen (Zeichen) (PI fonts with traffic signs (in layers)), Verkehrszeichen alt (Zeichen Alt) (PI fonts with old traffic signs (in layers)).

Abstract Fonts link. Dafont link. Kernest link. Klingspor link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Catinka Keul

Designer of the child script font Hansel (1993). She is part of the Apply Design Group. [Google] [More]  ⦿

CCW Resources (or: Cursive Writing)

Commercial cursive (didactic) writing site, with a few pay fonts named CCW Cursive 1 through 5, CCW Precursive 1 through 4. All come in dotted, lined, outlined and arrow styles to help young students. The company, CCW Resources, is located in Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, UK. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cecile Gavage

Namur, Belgium-based designer of Brasero (2011), an experimental typeface.She also created an upright connected school font family. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cercurius (was: Lars Törnqvist Typografi)
[Lars Törnqvist]

Born in Karlstad, Sweden, in 1952, Lars Törnqvist now lives in Stockholm. Lars Törnqvist's designed many typefaces, first at Lars Törnqvist Typografi, and then at Cercurius:

  • Dialekt Svi: a series of three phonetic fonts for Swedish dialects.
  • Dialekt Uni (2001): a huge Unicode phonetic font that includes the West European characters, the characters and diacritics of the Swedish dialect alphabet and most of the IPA characters.
  • Fitzronald (2013). Based on Ronaldson Old Style (Alexander Kay, 1884).
  • Hnias (2004): a unicode runic font.
  • Remington Reseskrivmaskin (2000): a typewriter font.
  • DecCode (2000) and HexCode (2000): numerical fonts.
  • Pitmanita, a font containing the characters of Sir James Pitman's Initial Teaching Alphabet. This alphabet was used in many English schools in the 1960s.
  • Morsealfabetet, a Morse-Code font.
  • Korsstygn 1, a cross-stitch font.
  • Tant Brita (2006), Tant Ingrid (2006), Tant Ulla (2006), Tant Gertrud (2006), Tant Lilian (2006): stitching faces.
  • Knappast (2006), Knappolog (2013), Endast (2006), Emedan (2006): letters in circles or rounded rectangles.
  • Karolinus Fraktur (2006): A slightly regularized digital version of a late Baroque Fraktur type, probably from the beginning of the 18th century, issued by the Norstedts type foundry in Stockholm in 56 point size as Sju petit fraktur nr 2.
  • Simpliciter Sans (2006), a rounded sans family in three styles, based on the standard round-pen ink lettering used on technical drawings in the middle of the 20th century.
  • Huruvida (2006). Varvid and Varvid Caps (2006, a bilined tubular caps stencil face).
  • Vibertus (2007): a didone headline typeface based on Gras Vibert (1840, Vibert, for the Didot typefoundry).

And a jump list for Fraktur fonts. MyFonts link to his foundry, Lars Törnqvist Typografi.

View Lars Törnqvist's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Ch. Perrier & Agape

Creator of the school font RomaScript (1997). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Charles Paxton Zaner

Famous American teacher of penmanship. Author of Lessons in Ornamental Penmanship (1920), Gems of Flourishing (1888), and The New Zanerian Alphabets (1900, Zaner & Bloser, Columbus, OH). This site describes his story: In 1888, Charles Paxton Zaner founded the Zanerian, College of Penmanship, in Columbus, Ohio. The schools curriculum included courses that prepared students for careers as penmen who, at that time, wrote by hand most of the documents used by business and industry. The school also trained students to become teachers of penmanship, illustrators, engravers, and engrossersspecialists in the kind of ornamental writing used for diplomas and certificates. In 1891, Zaner sold a share of the Zanerian to Elmer Ward Bloser, whom he met in 1883 while the two men were students at Michaels Pen Art Hall. Bloser, who had been working as an instructor at the Spencerian Business College in Cleveland, was a superb penman, and he had accumulated the capital necessary to sustain the college in its early days (when its three instructors had only three pupils). By 1895, the Zanerian College of Penmanship had become the Zaner-Bloser Company, an institution that offered courses in penmanship, published professional materials about handwriting and illustration, and sold handwriting supplies. In 1904, Zaner-Bloser published The Zaner Method of Arm Movement, a landmark text that taught the simplified style of writing learned by students at the Zanerian to children in elementary schools all over the United States. This book also applied the findings of psychologists who had discovered that young children completed manual tasks more easily if allowed to use the large arm movements that were natural to them at their early stage of motor skills development.

In 2006, Paul Hunt designed a set of connected calligraphic scripts, called P22 Zaner.

Link to some of his books. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Children's handwriting fonts

Charles Sartwell (Knoxville, TN) explains where to find children's handwriting fonts. [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, Quirky Serif, 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). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Christian Urff

Christian Urff (Lernsoftware Mathematik, Friedrichshafen, Germany) created the free informal school script typeface Grundschrift (2013, OFL). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Christian Verchery

Frenchman Christian Verchery has been making school fonts, with and without lines for elementary school education in France. Some reported to me that Christian Verchery died in 2000. His fonts include the Plum (PlumBAE, PlumBAL, PlumBDE, PlumBDL, PlumNAE, PlumNAL, plumNDE, plumNDL), Seyes (SeyesBDE, SeyesBDL, SeyesNDE, SeyesNDL) and Crayon (CrayonE, CrayonL) series, some with lines as for first graders.

Alternate URL. Yet another URL. Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Christophe Beaumale

Christophe Beaumale designed the free upright script educational handwriting fonts, Cursif and Cursif&Lignes (without and with lines). Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Clinton C. Canan

The Columbus, OH-based Zaner-Bloser Company published a penmanship book to celebrate the life of a Zanerian scholar, C.C. Canan, C.C. Canan Collection of Penmanship---The Canan Book (1921, The Zaner-Bloser Company, Columbus, OH). Clinton C. Canan was a penman born in Pleasantville, PA, in 1873. In bad health, he died at a young age in 1904 in Bradford, PA. Sull writes about him that he was equaled by no living penman in delicate, accurate, free-hand ornamental penmanship. He attended the Zanerian College in 1893, and taught penmanship for two years at Cleary College in Ypsilanti, MI. Later he taught penmanship at Cedar rapids Business School in Iowa and at the Shissler College in Norristown, PA. Samples of his penmanship: i, ii, iii. Letterhead. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Club Type
[Adrian Williams]

Original typefaces designed by Rosemary Sassoon and Adrian Williams (b. Bridgwater, Somerset, 1950), an English advertising typographer and type designer. Located in Red Hill, Surrey, Club Type was founded in 1985 by Williams and Sassoon. Before that, Williams had been been converting many established metal designs for the new filmsetting devices in 1969, and continued with conversions into the digital era. This led to the production of custom made fonts for Renault, Marks&Spencer, Jaguar Cards and Foster's Lager among others. Wide font services. Sassoon worked on scripts with joined letters. She is most famous for her Sassoon Primary font family (primary school writing). Adrian Williams designed the following families: Admark (1990), Bulldog (1990, a grotesque family based on 1870 Figgins), Bulldog Slab (2009), Bulldog Hunter Std (2010, another slab version), Club Type (1998-2002: his inspiration was the lettering used for cartoon captions in the Mercurius Aulicus, England's first regular newspaper, from 1642 to 1647), Club Type Script Pro (quill pen script), Column (1992), Congress Sans (1992), Eurocrat (1991), Leamington, Mercurius (1989, a bouncy typeface inspired by the lettering used for cartoon captions in the Mercurius Aulicus, England's first regular newspaper, from 1642 to 1647), Monkton (1990), Poseidon (1991), Raleigh (1977, with Carl Dair and Robert Norton), Rileyson (2010, humanist sans family; +Great, +Teen, +Parent), Seagull, Stratford [see Stratford SH, Scangraphic], Veronan and Worcester Rounded and Worchester.

FontShop link. Klingspor link.

Typeface library. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Colexio Carreira

Spanish creator of the free lined dotted school font Cole Carreira (2013). Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Comicraft (or: Active Images)
[Richard Starkings]

Comicraft was founded by Richard Starkings and John Roshell in 1992. Located in Santa Monica and Los Angeles, they do lettering and design for the comic book industry and make comic book fonts. At one point they were also called Comic Book Fonts. The current presidents are Rita Simpson and Richard Starkings. Alternate URL. T-26 link. Creative Market link. Some fonts: Sanctum Sanctorum (2003), Grandguignol (2003), MagicalMysticalFour (2003), Smash (2003), Aztech, Joe Kubert, Gobbledygook, Meanwhile, Matinee Idol [Nick Curtis has a much nicer script font by the same name, sold by MyFonts], Manganese (Asian-lookalike by Richard Starkings), Altogether OOky (by John Roshell), AbsolutelyFabulous, Achtung Baby (1997, Richard Starkings: a brutalist typeface), Adamantium, Alchemite, AstroCity, AstroCity International, Bithead, BrontoBurger, CarryOnScreaming, Chills, ClobberinTime, Comicrazy, Destroyer, DivineRight, DoubleBack, DutchCourage (1995, an art deco family), Elsewhere (art nouveau), Flameon, Framistat (2000, JG), Frostbite, GrimlyFiendish, Hooky, Hellshock, IncyWincySpider, JimLee, JoeMad, KissAndTell, KissAndTell International (2000, JG), Meltdown, MonsterMash, PhasesOnStun, PulpFiction, ResistanceIs..., RunningWithScissors, SchoolsOut (1999, John Roshell), SezWho/SezYou, SpookyTooth, Spills, Splashdown, StandBy4Action, Stormtrooper, TheStorySoFar, ToBeContinued, Thrills, WildWords, WildWords International, YuleTideLog, Zoinks, ZAP Pack, Digital Delivery, Jeff Campbell (2000, by JG), Los Vampiros, DeadMansChest, Cutthroat International (2000), Rigor Mortis (2000, John Roshell), DangerGirl, Thingamajig, Red Star, Red Square, Drop Case, Too Much Coffee Man, NearMyth, Stonehenge, Golem and SwordsAndSorcerers (medieval or runes fonts). Their monster fonts collection includes MonsterMash, CarryOnScreaming, Chills, GooseBumps, CreepyCrawly, Grimly Fiendish, IncyWincySpider, SpookyTooth, Meltdown and TrickorTreat dingbats. In 2005, MyFonts started selling their collection. Fonts by Starkings include Achtung Baby, Carry On Screaming, Clobberin Time, Flame On, Goosebumps, Grimly Fiendish, Sez, Splashdown. The full font list: Absolutely Fabulous (1999), Achtung Baby (1997), Adam Kubert (2005), Adamantium (1999), Alchemite (1997), Altogether Ooky (1999), Area51 (2005), Astro City (2005), Astronauts In Trouble (2005), Atomic Wedgie (2005), Aztech (2005), Battle Cry (2005), Battle Scarred (2005), Belly Laugh (2005), Biff Bam Boom (2005), Bithead (1997), Blah Blah Blah (2005), Bronto Burger (1996), Carry On Screaming (1996), Chatterbox (2005), Cheeky Monkey (2005), Cheese And Crackers (2005), Chills (1997), Clobberin Time (1995), Comicrazy (1995), Creepy Crawly (2005), Cutthroat (2005), Danger Girl (2005), Dave Gibbons (2005), Dead Mans (2005), Dear Diary (2005), Designer Genes (2005), Destroyer (1999), Digital Delivery (2005), Divine Right (1998), Doohickey (2005), Double Back (1998), Dreamland (2005), Drop Case (2005), Dutch Courage (1995), Elsewhere (1998), Euphoria (2005), Exterminate (1999), Face Front (2005), Flame On (1997), Forked Tongue (2005), Framistat (2005), Frostbite (1997), Girls Girls Girls (2005), Gobbledygook (2005), Golem (2005), Goosebumps (2005), Grande Guignol (2003), Grimly Fiendish (1998), Hedge Backwards (2005), Hellshock (1997), Hooky (1999), Hush Hush (2005), Hyperdrive (2005), Incy Wincy Spider (1996), Jeff Campbell (2005), Jeff Campbell Sketchbook (2005), Jim Lee (1998), Joe Kubert (2005), Joe Mad (1999), Kiss And Tell (1999), Ladronn (2005), Los Vampiros (1999), Manganese (1999), Matinee Idol (2005), Meanwhile (2005), Meltdown (1997), Mike Wieringo (2005), Monster Mash (1997), Near Myth (2005, a grunge face, since 2007 also at T26), Nuff Said (2005), Overbyte (2005), Paranoid Android (2005), Pascual Ferry (2005), Pass The Port (2005), Phases On Stun (1995), Primal Scream (2005), Pulp Fiction (1996), Red Square (2005), Red Star (2005), Resistance Is (1997), Rigor Mortis (2005), Rumble (1994), Running With Scissors (1997), Sanctum Sanctorum (1998), Santas Little Helpers (2005), Schools Out (1999), Sean Phillips (2005), Sentinel (2005), Sez (1998), Shannon Wheeler (2005), Shannon Wheeler (2005), Smash (2005), Snowmany Snowmen (2005), Soothsayer (2005), Spellcaster (2005), Spills (1997), Splashdown (1997), Spookytooth (2005), Stand By4 Action (1997), Stonehenge (2005), Stormtrooper (1997), Thats All Folks (2005), The Story So Far (1998), Thingamajig (2005), Thrills (1997), Tim Sale (1999), Tim Sale Brush (2005), Tim Sale Lower (2005), Timelord (2005), To Be Continued (2005), Too Much (2005), Tough Talk (2005), Treacherous (2005), Trick Or Treat (2005), Wall Scrawler (2005), Wiccan Sans (1999), Wiccan Serif (1999), Wiccan Special (1999, see also T-26), Wild And Crazy (1997), Wild Words (1995), Yada Yada Yada (2005), Yeah Baby (2005), Yuletide Log (1996), Zoinks (2005), Phil Yeh (2006), Zzzap (2006), Battle Damaged (2007), Speeding Bullet (2006), Foom (2007), Letterbot (2007), Timsale (2007), Cutthroat (2007), Framistat (2007), Area 51 (2007, techno, octagonal), CC Comicraft (2007), Ratatat (2008), Mad Scientist (2008), Monologous (2008, T-26), HolierThanThou (2008, T26), Elephantmen (2008, grunge typeface at T26), Storyline (2008, T-26), Primal Scream (2009, T-26), Spillproof (2009, T-26), Sign Language (2008), Moritat (2009, T-26, by John Roshell), Pass The Port (2009, T-26), Credit Crunch (2009), Elsewhere (2009, art nouveau), Code Monkey (2011, monospaced yet informal), Glitter Girl (2011, hand-printed), Rassum Frassum (2011, comic book face), Rocket Man (2011, a retro futuristic family), Spaghetti Western (2011, signage face), Samaritan and Samaritan Tall (2013, with John Roshell).

In 2014, John Roshell published the school font Dash To School.

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Commercial School Fonts

Jacci Howard Bear takes us on a tour of commercial school fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Compolaser S.L.

Designers of the school font Edelfontmed (1998), which was made for Edelvives SA. Download here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Creative Chaos
[Kymm]

Kymm (Creative Chaos) is the creator in 2009 of free hand-printed faces, such as Chaos, Swooshy, Jer, Kinda In Love (Valentine's Day font), Another Handwriting Font, Chicken Scrtach, Connect The Dots, Wishful thinking, and Nana Hand (+Outline), all free. Commercial: Expired (2009), Tallboy family (2009), School Hand Font Family , in the style of teachers in school---6 styles. Annoying downloads. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cubo
[Florent Courtaigne]

Florent Courtaigne graduated in graphic design - ENSAD / Art Décoratifs de Paris. He founded created Cubo Fonts in 2008, and works as a graphic designer and drawing teacher in the LISAA Design School in Paris. Now a graphic designer, illustrator and art director based in paris, Florent Courtaigne is the creator of the free circle arc and straight-line fonts Cyclo and Cyclo Bold (2006).

In 2008, Florent started selling fonts at Myfonts: Cyclo (which used to be free), Cortex (2010, monoline sans), Maline (2008, an upright script), Phylactere (2008, a technical, almost architectural, script), Mercurio, Delicate (2009, connected script typeface renamed Delikaat some time later).

In 2009, Florent added Chaman (Tibetan influences) and Pixo (named after the graffiti style in Sao Paulo, pixação). The 3d interlocking character font family Volume was designed in 2011.

In 2012, Florent Courtaigne and Grégoire Pierre codesigned the Leonardian typeface family. Courtaigne created Liliming (2012), a slab serif family that was orginally designed for Liliming, a famous Shanghainese feminine fashion brand.

Typefaces from 2013: Crealab (an organic techno font family originally designed for CREALAB, a company in Shanghai).

In 2014, Courtaigne made the circuit font poster Hack Yizu.

Klingspor link. Dafont link. Behance link. Old URL for Cubo.

View all typefaces by Cubo Type / Florent Courtaigne. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Cybertype (was: Western Commercial Arts Company (WCA Co))
[Kevin Simpson]

Cybertype is Kevin Simpson's web presence. He used to run a site called the Western Commercial Arts Company (WCA Co). Kevin is a freelance designer in Wokingham, East Berkshire, U.K. He used to do custom type design. His fonts include Dead Oak, Emphive, Stainless Steel, Faux, Fiftyfour, Jonathan, Optika, MrJones, Remington, Shel, Stewart, diGriz, Shel, Optika (hoowee!), Obscura (great target vision font), Swiss92, Chatham, Eadwy, Jonathan, Hoopy Frood.

Agfa-Monotype, he published Aitos (2000), a beautiful fat lettering display font. Portobello is a connected children's educational font. Kevin offers a host of type services. In 2014, he created the free bespoke typeface Red Kite for Kinetik Design.

Home page. FontShop link. Behance link. Kinetik Design link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

DaFONT
[Rodolphe Milan]

Useful French archive with nice categories such as Cartoons, Horror, Tech, Fantasy, Script, Symbols, Famous fonts, pixel fonts, typewriter, Gothic. It has grown to be the number one site in the world for publishing new free fonts. All designers are clearly identified, and all font information is easily accessible. Links. About 10000 fonts now, with monthly additions. Newest stuff. Links to all designers. All pre-October 2009 fonts in one 660MB download file. Run by Rodolphe Milan (France, b. 1972). [Google] [More]  ⦿

David A. Occhino
[David Occhino Design (was: Treehouse Graphic Design)]

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David Fleming Nalle
[Scriptorium (Ragnarok Press, Fontcraft)]

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David Occhino Design (was: Treehouse Graphic Design)
[David A. Occhino]

Treehouse Graphic Design was David Occhino's font outlet. It is now called David Occhino Design. The Treehouse collection specialized in Startrek, futuristic, Disney and Indiana Jones style fonts, but has widened lately. Most fonts are commercial, but there are a few free ones:

  • Exclusive Designs: Tangaroa (2009, tiki font), TradeWind, Nautilus, Graviton, Voyager, Cinema, Firefly, Forest, Emblem.
  • Signage faces: Craftsmen (2010), Craftsmen Ornaments (2010).
  • Movie Fonts: Safari (1996, based on the famous Indiana Jones movie logo created by Mike Salisbury and David Willardson; version 2 in 2011), Venture, Astro, Galax-E, Time Travel, Iron Hero, Knight, Blade, Aeronaut (1997, avant-garde).
  • Art Deco Fonts: Aeronaut (1997; Aeronaut 2.0 in 2011), Cinema, Pan-Pacific (2010: based on the classic 1940s lettering style that was used for the signage for the famous Pan-Pacific Auditorium).
  • Theme Park Fonts: Kingdom (1996, blackletter), Mansion, Encounter, World.
  • Sci-Fi Fonts: Astro SE, Basestar, Blade, Encounter, Galax-E, Graviton, Nautilus, Time Travel, Voyager.
  • Halloween Fonts: Hocus Pocus, Nautilus, Mansion 3.0 (1996-2009), MansionCryptBats (2009, free).
  • Education Fonts: School.
  • Free Fonts: Aurebesh, Forbidden Eye, Tangaroa Glyphs (Hawaiian petroglyphs, 2009), World Symbols, Big Thunder Dingbats (2009: Western dingbats).
  • Western fonts: Big Thunder (2009).
  • Fonts I can no longer find: Aurebesh, DNealianArrows, DNealianGuides, DNealianRegular, Starspeeder, StarspeederUpright, Pyramid's Venture, Victorian Mansion.

Abstract Fonts link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

David Sudweeks

Designer who used FontStruct in 2008 to make the dotted typeface Pullchain, which could be used for teaching children how to write. [Google] [More]  ⦿

David Wilson

British teacher with a research interest in foreign cursive handwriting fonts. He wrote this "doc" document on the topic. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Deja Vu Sans Writing
[Hung Tin Tse]

Hung Tin Tse developed Deja Vu Sans Writing (2013), a large free font derived from Bitstream's open source typeface Deja Vu. Intended for teaching proper writing to children, it is free. OFL download link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Delbanco-Frakturschriften
[Gerda Delbanco]

Gerda Delbanco's German foundry in Ahlhorn, specializing in blackletter fonts. Great web presentation, and gorgeous glyphs. The company is owned by Gerda Delbanco, but it is not clear if she designed some or all of the faces. Some fonts were designed by Gerhard Helzel, and others by Christian Spremberg. This is one of the best sources of blackletter fonts in the world. Names of the fonts, which are nearly all historical revivals of the great blackletter fonts: Alte Schwabacher, Andreas Schrift, Breitkopf Fraktur, Caslon Gotisch, Claudius (1998, after Rudolf Koch, 1934-1937), Deutsche Kursive, Deutsche Werkschrift (+halbfett), Deutsche Zierschrift, Eckmann Schrift, Eisenacher Fraktur (1994, by Christian Spremberg), Ehmcke Schwabacher, Fette Gotisch, Fichte Fraktur, Frühling (after Rudolf Koch's original from 1917) [sample 1, sample 2, sample 3], DS-Garalang, DS-Garamond, DS Gotenbrg, Hermersdorf, Humboldt Fraktur (after a typeface by H. Rhode), Kleist Fraktur (1996, after the Walter Tiemann original from 1927-1928), Wilhelm Klingspor Schrift, Koch Fraktur, Rudolf Koch Kurrent (after the original school alphabet by Koch, done in 1935), Kurrent (a connected writing font based on examples from J.B. Henning, ca. 1817), Lincoln Gotisch, DS Maximilian Gotisch, DS Maximilian Zierbuchstaben, Normal Fraktur (this is a nameless typeface in the group of Biedermeier-Fraktur faces which also includes Schelter's Schulfraktur; also known elsewhere as Armin-Fraktur, Bürenstein-Fraktur, Mars-Fraktur and Pressa-Fraktur), Offenbacher Schwabacher (1996, after the 1899 font by Gustav Ruprecht at Rudhardsche), Old English, Peter Jessen Schrift (1997, after the original from 1924-1929 by Rudolf Koch), Post Fraktur, DS Ratdolt Rotunda, DS Salzmann Fraktur, DS Schmuck, Strassburg, DS Suetterlin, Tannenberg (after a 1933 Stempel typeface by Emil Meyer), DS Thannhaeuser Fraktur, DS Unger Fraktur (1999), DS Walbaum Fraktur, DS Wallau (1996, after Rudolf Koch, 1924-1936), Wartburg Fraktur, DS Weiss Gotisch, DS Wilhelm Klingspor Schrift, Wohe Kursive and Zentenar Fraktur (1997 (after F.H.E. Schneidler's original from 1937).

Some of the copyright notices refer to the Bund für deutsche Sprache und Schrift, and others to PrimaFont, and this may explain some of the foundry's history. 1994 catalog. Part of the 1999 catalog. Part of the 2002 catalog. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dennis Palumbo

Original fonts as well as font links (about 1800). All fonts made by Dennis Palumbo, a writer from New York. Some fonts are free, others are not.

Commercial fonts: Vector 3d (1996), Flash Cards Addition (1998), Clock-Digital, Film Strip, BabyBlock, DecorativeBorders (4 fonts), OldWest, Ceramic Tile (2005), I Beam (2005), Porthole (2000), SanSerifUltra Condensed, SanSerifOutline, OldWest 3D, Brick, ZebraLumber, SerifOutline, Dalmation, Vector (4 fonts), Brick3D, OldEnglishEmbellished (1999, Fraktur), ChainLink, Fractions, SanSerif 3DShadow, Serif3D Shadow, Marquee, First Grade (lined school font), Pennant, USA States, USA Map, Piano Keyboard, Gallya Ornamented (1995), Diamond Plate (2000), Clock Digital (1997), Picket Fence (2000).

Shareware: Bobcat (2 fonts), Panther (4 fonts), Caracal Backslant (2 fonts), Lynx (4 fonts), Ocelot (4 monowidth fonts), Cheetah (2 fonts), Serval (2002), Puma (2000, 4 weights), Ceramic Tile (2005), Film Font (2006), One Stroke (2007, octagonal, hairline). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Deutsche Schreibschrift in Österreich

The German handwriting model for schools (Deutsche Schreibschrift) was also adopted in Austria as these examples from 1953 (due to Professor Alois Legruen) and 1971 show. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dinner Bichler

Designer of Primary Trace Guide (2011, FontStruct), a font for tracing. [Google] [More]  ⦿

DizajnDesign
[Ján Filípek]

Slovak designer who lives in Bratislava. He created the sans faces Deva Ideal (2007, 10 styles dedicated to the beauty of women! See also here) and Poleno Sans (2007), a great custom typeface with the broken look of Preissig's old faces and poster type. Poleno was originally designed in 2006 for the Slovak folk dance ensemble Poleno, as a part of their corporate identity. It has 12 styles now. Dezen (2010) is a contemporary, mechanical grotesque typeface family. It includes a Stencil subfamily. Komu (2010) is constructivist.

His graduation project at the Type and Media MA program of KABK was Preto (2009), a multilingual type family which explores the impact of serifs in legibility and readability (+Sans, +Sans Basic). He says: The three core styles that structure the family (sans, semi and serif) are particularly useful in the context of multilingual typesetting to achieve an even colour in equivalent texts written in different languages.

In 2010, he created Rukou, a script that reminds me of Sütterlin.

In 2011, he made Anca (playful rounded monoline sans).

Typefaces from 2013: Preto Serif, Razom Script.

Typefaces from 2014: Preto Semi.

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

Dmitriy Kardash

Creator of the free typeface School Cursive (2011, OFL). [Google] [More]  ⦿

D'Nealian Handwriting

Commercial outfit marketing D'Nealian handwriting fonts and software. Based in LaSalle, MI. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dois Debe
[Typofabric]

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Don Becker

Prof. Don Becker of the German Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has made his Sütterlin font (1995) available to the public. [Google] [More]  ⦿

DownHill Publishing
[Ramón Abajo]

Free and commercial school fonts by Ramón Abajo, all made in 1999 or 2000: Ramon is a high school Spanish teacher in California. His fonts are floating around in cyberspace. His fonts were also for sale at Fonts 4 Teachers (or: Tiende Escolar). A list: AbcAlegria, AbcAmSignLang, AbcAmSignLangLetter, AbcBulletin, AbcClocks, AbcCursive, AbcCursiveArrow, AbcCursiveArrowDotted, AbcCursiveDotted, AbcCursiveDottedLined, AbcCursiveLined, AbcDNManus (AbcDNManusArrow, AbcDNManusArrowDotted, AbcDNManusDotted, AbcDNManusDottedLined, AbcDNManusLined, AbcDNManuscript), AbcDomino, AbcFaces, AbcHeadlines, AbcKids, AbcMath, AbcPhonicsOne, AbcPhonicsTwo, AbcPrint, AbcPrintArrow, AbcPrintArrowDotted, AbcPrintDotted, AbcPrintDottedLined, AbcPrintLined, AbcTeacher.

Klingspor link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

DS Design
[Jane Scarano]

North-Carolinian distributor of Type Designer and creators of the Kidbag type collection. Kid Type Paint was designed by Jane Scarano and Jake Scott. Designer at Creative Alliance of the kid's handwriting faces KidType 1 and 2, as well as DingBrats (1993, dingbats). Dead FontShop link. Jake and Scott Scarano (now defunct link!) are credited at FontShop with the 1993 creative Alliance ruled kid's lettering typeface Kid Type Ruled, and the brushy 1993 faces Kid Type Crayon, Kid Type Marker and Kid Type Paint.

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DSM Technology

Infadot is a suite of five fonts specially developed for pre-school and primary school teachers. Commercial product. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dyana Weissman

American type designer, b. 1980, who graduated from the RISD, and worked at Font Bureau in Boston. Interview at Daidala. Interview by Christian Palino. Her typefaces:

  • Materot: calligraphic.
  • She expanded the Benton Sans family into an ultra for Toyota, commissioned by Saatchi&Saatchi.
  • Baskerville was modified by her for Northeastern University (via Korn Design).
  • She made a font for learning handwriting for TouchMath.
  • Apotek: based on lettering on old medicine bottles seen in Oslo. Benton Modern Display (2008), codesigned with Richard Lipton at Font Bureau: Benton Modern Text was first prepared by Font Bureau for the Boston Globe and the Detroit Free Press. Design and proportions were taken from Morris Fuller Benton's turn-of-the-century Century Expanded, drawn for ATF, faithfully reviving this epoch-making magazine and news text roman. The italic was based on Century Schoolbook.
  • A redesign of Matthew Carter's Postoni (1997), called Stilson (2009, with Richard Lipton and Jill Pichotta): Since 1997, The Washington Post's iconic headlines have been distinguished by their own sturdy, concise variation on Bodoni, designed by Matthew Carter. For the 2009 redesign, Richard Lipton, Jill Pichotta, and Dyana Weissman expanded the family with more refined Display & Condensed styles for use in larger sizes. Originally called Postoni, the fonts were renamed in honor of The Post's founder, Stilson Hutchins.

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

eBuch

When you download eBuch, you get these school fonts: Schulschrift95 (2001, Edelweiss), Druckschrift95 (1997, Edelweiss). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Edelweiss

Designers of the educational font Schulschrift95 Normal (2001). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eduscol

Eduscol is a web site of the Ministère d'Éducation Nationale for French educators. In June 2013, a package of school fonts became available for free download. These are serious writing fonts, with and without lines, that cover upright and italic scripts, and connected and unconnected handwriting. The type designers in charge of the development were Marion Andrews, Malou Verlomme and Laurence Bedoin. For samples of Écriture A and Écriture B, and a comparison with existing school fonts, check Modèles d'écriture scolaire (2013), a document issued by the French Ministry of Education. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Edward Detyna
[Electronic Font Foundry]

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EFI Fonts

EFI makes and sells D'Nealian-style, Zaner-Bloser-style, Harcourt Brace-style, Peterson Directed Handwriting-style, McDougal, Littell-style, Getty-Dubay Italic (handwriting method developed by Barbara M. Getty and Inga S. Dubay), and Palmer style handwriting fonts. The Harcourt and Brace HB Cursive and HB Manuscript font families are useful for connect-the-dots and orthographic exercises. 250USD for the HB family for one school. They mention that their fonts are in over 8600 schools. At 4 styles per school, that looks like a 8.6 million dollar affair... Also, two Braille fonts at 10 USD a shot. [Google] [More]  ⦿

EFI Home Page (Educational Fontware)

Sells handwriting-fonts designed to exactly replicate many educational handwriting styles. In particular, they have these:

  • D'Nealian: DN Cursive and DN Manuscript.
  • Zaner-Bloser: ZB Manuscript, ZB Cursive, OZ Manuscript, OZ Cursive.
  • A Beka: AB Cursive and AB Manuscript, based on the style shown in workbooks developed by A Beka Book, Inc.
  • Bob Jones University: CCU Cursive and CCU Manuscript, ugly fonts based on materials copyrighted by Bob Jones University.
  • DKL Cursive and DKR Cursive, patterned after the handwriting methods in the workbooks Cursive Writing Skills (Educators Publishing Service, Inc, 31 Smith Place, Cambridge, MA), by Diana Hanbury King.
  • Frank Schaffer: FS Classic, FS Contemporary, and FS Manuscript, developed using materials copyrighted by Frank Schaffer Publishing.
  • Getty-Dubay Italic: GDI Basic, GDI Combined, and GDI Cursive, a handwriting method developed by Barbara M. Getty and Inga S. Dubay at Portland State University, Continuing Education Press. EFI worked with Getty and Dubay to develop its GDI fonts.
  • Handwriting Without Tears: HWT Cursive and HWT Manuscript, pretty upright cursives and a hairline geometric sans. Handwriting Without Tears is a registered trademarked of Jan Z. Olsen.
  • Harcourt Brace: HB Cursive and HB Manuscript.
  • Loops and Groups: LG Cursive, based on the handwriting samples in the copyrighted Instructor's Manual Loops and Other Groups---A Kinesthetic Writing System by Mary Benbow.
  • McDougal, Littell: McD Cursive and McD Manuscript, based on materials copyrighted by McDougal, Littell&Company.
  • Palmer: Palmer Manuscript (simple hairline sans), Vintage Palmer and New Palmer, which include several variations of the cursive handwriting style that constitute the Palmer Method. Vintage Palmer is based on a 1923 workbook, and New Palmer on a 1987 workbook.
  • Pentime: PT Cursive and PT Manuscript, developed for use by the Amish communities, through workbooks rather than directly with computers. The fonts were created for JKL Services, who use the fonts to produce handwriting materials for the Amish community.
  • Peterson Directed Handwriting: PM Cursive, PM Block, and PM Slant.
  • Queensland: QM Cursive and QBA Manuscript, based on samples from workbooks by Horowitz Martin Education.
  • Russian: RU Cursive and Manuscript families (9 fonts) for Cyrillic.
  • Seattle School District: SSD Cursive and SSD Printscript, based on handwriting samples and methods developed by Patricia Heller and Elaine M. Aoki for the Seattle Public Schools. samples were found in a 1993 K-5 handwriting manual called Write It Right (Seattle Public Schools).
  • Steck Vaughn: SV Cursive and SV Manuscript, developed using materials copyrighted by Steck Vaughn Company.
  • Specialty Fonts: four Ball-and-stick and Dashes fonts, Braille 24 and Braille 24 Hollow, Clocks, EFI Count Dots on Numbers, EFI Direct Instruction, EFI Music Symbols, Emo-faces, Fingerletters (for American Sign Language), Lettersound Pictures, Morse Code, Phonetics Phont, POSTNET-16.
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Electronic Font Foundry
[Edward Detyna]

The Electronic Font Foundry (EFF) in Ascot, Berkshire, UK, sold most classical fonts at about 15 dollars per weight, and made custom fonts. Established in 1984, the foundry had 1300 fonts by 2012.

The font designer and owner was Edward Detyna, who died in March 2014. People are reporting to me that the fonts are in limbo, and that Detyna's family is not replying to requests for information.

On July 4, 2002, Apostrophe wrote this: I'm currently having a difficult time trying to predict the past of EFF LondonA, EFF Liz, EFF Eric and EFF Formal, to name a few. I have a feeling that these folks just happen to be twins with entities that are currently across the Atlantic from them, namely Adobe Garamond, Cooper Black, Gill Sans and Copperplate Gothic. A friend of Detyna's writes this: When I met him at least twenty years ago, Edward and his associates had a font design studio based in Ascot, near London. He is a mathematician/statistician turned typographer, and was really on top of type design at the time. There are academic articles published on mathematical subjects on the internet. He's an old man now, but still a very smart guy. When he started, with fonts for Acorn RISC-OS (now defunct, but leading-edge British computer of mid-eighties to -nineties), he had very advanced and sophisticated algorithms for anti-aliasing and hinting, and his hand-hinting is still better than almost any other fonts I have used for screen work. He still sells fonts and adapts to user requirements promptly. I recently asked him to adjust the hinting on a font and he turns it around in a day.

Closed captioning fonts for TV, made according to the EIA 708-B specifications, include EFF Sans Serif CC, EFF Serif CC, EFF Sans Serif Mono CC, EFF Serif Mono CC, EFF Casual CC, EFF Script CC, EFF Small Caps CC.

EFF also has fonts for Vietnamese, Greek, Hebrew, and Cyrillic.

EFF Primary is a large family of educational fonts.

EFF Utamaru is an oriental simulation font. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Elmar Schmitt

Author of Die Drucker der Wagnerschen Buchdruckerei in Ulm 1677-1804 Band II Vignetten Signete Initialen (Universitätsverlag Konstanz, Konstanz, 1984). A typical vignette. Vignette 142. Vignette depicting Silvanus. The Wagnerschen Buchdruckerei issued this Schreibschrift in 1765. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Emil Gursch

German foundry based in Berlin, active from 1866 until 1917, when it was acquired by H. Berthold AG. Klingspor's file on Gursch. Typefaces published by them include:

  • Accidenz-Versierungen.
  • Akademisch.
  • Alexandra (<1897).
  • Antiqua No. 2 through 9.
  • Apollo Grotesque (1897).
  • Alt-Gotisch (1899) mager&halbfett. Altgothische initialen.
  • Bambus Grotesque (1896).
  • Berliner Fraktur (ca. 1897).
  • Briefschrift Deutsch (<1899).
  • Britannia-Versalien (1902).
  • Continental Grotesque.
  • Dekorative Vignetten (1899).
  • Egyptienne.
  • Elzevir, ca. 1899: many weights and styles.
  • Eskorial (1909) and Eskorial halbfett (1908) by Eduard Lautenbach.
  • Flächer Ornamente (1899).
  • Fraktur 14g (1910), Fraktur 14 halbfett (1915), Fraktur 16 (1916), Fraktur No.4 through No.8. Halbfette and Moderne schmale halbfette Fraktur, Schmale Fette Zeitungs-Fraktur, Fette Fraktur.
  • Gloria (1898), Fette Gloria Kursiv (1904), Gloria fett (1902), Gloria schmalfett. Gloria Kuric schmalfett.
  • Gothisch (schmale enge, Courante and Accidenz), Renaissance Gothisch (1902: eng, magere and halbfette), Fette Gothisch (neueste and breite). Gothische Federzüge.
  • Grandezza I and II (1904) by Hermann Zehnpfundt.
  • Grotesque.
  • Hermes Grotesque (1897).
  • Hortensia (<1902). A digital version of this Victorian script was finished in 2009 as Hortensia by Canada Type: Hortensia was Gursch's most popular typeface, used extensively and prominently in many beautiful type catalogs, and a commonly seen design element in Germany for quite a while after its release.
  • Industria (1913, a grotesk designed for ads). Weights include Zart, Halbfett, Fett and Zephyr. By Hermann Zehnpfundt.
  • Journal (1912-1913) by Hermann Zehnpfundt. Weights include Antiqua, Kursiv, Antiqua Halbfett.
  • Breite Kanzlei, Moderne halbfette Kanzlei, Antike Kanzlei (wow!).
  • Kavalier (1910) by Hermann Zehnpfundt.
  • Klinger (1919, +Antiqua) by Julius Klinger.
  • Koenig-Type (1903-1907, Heinz König), Koenig Schwabacher (1912-1913, Heinz König), Koenig-Fraktur (1910, Heinz König. This is also called Gursch Fraktur),
  • Kontinental Grotesk.
  • Korona (1905, + Halbfett) by Albert Auspurg.
  • Mediaeval, Cursiv, Mediaeval Cursiv.
  • Monument (+Halbfett).
  • Moderne Schreibschrift.
  • Phönix-Cursiv (1897).
  • Polygon Undine (1904).
  • Roma (ca. 1897).
  • Rubens (1905) by Albert Auspurg.
  • Rundschrift.
  • Saxonia Einfassung (borders).
  • Schwabacher, Fette Schwabacher (1899).
  • Schwarze Hände, and many great math and astrological sets.
  • Senefelder (1908).
  • Sirius Ornamente (1908).
  • Skulptur (1901): has styles called Halbfett and Licht.
  • Sütterlin Unziale (+Halbfett), made in 1905 by Ludwig Sütterlin himself.
  • uncial gotisch or Morris Gotisch. For a digital version, see Morris Gotisch by Gerhard Helzel.
  • Versierte Italienne.
  • Werk Fraktur (fett, halbfett), done before 1907.
  • Zierschrift Roma, Zierschrift Apollo, Zierschrift Gloria, Boston Zierschrift.
  • Zirkular Kursiv (1913) by F. Müller-Münster.
There were also numerous ornaments and vignettes. Published documents include Industria, eine charaktervolle Reklame-Grotesk (1913), Polygon-Undine. Fette Gloria-Kursiv (1904), Nachtrag zur Handprobe. Neue Erzeugnisse aus den Jahren 1898-1901 (1902), Munster-Sammlung der Schriftgiesserei Emil Gursch, Berlin S., Messinglinien-Fabrik und Gravir-Anstalt (1899). That last book is their main publaction, 112 pages of nicely presented specimens covering all lettertypes and ornaments in detail. A peek into one of Gursch's specimen books. PDF prepared by Klingspor Museum. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Emmanuel Beffara

Located at the University of Paris, Emmanuel Beffara designed the French Cursive font (2004), a cursive hand-writing font family in the style of the French academic running-hand. It comes in Metafont format. Experimental type 1 versions are available too: TeX-fcbx10, TeX-fcc10, TeX-fcf10, TeX-fcr10. See also here (last updated in 2004). He also created CMLL (2006, type 1), a set of symbols used in Linear Logic, designed for use with standard Computer Modern fonts.

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Eric Leproust

French designer of the connected educational font A La Main (2005). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Estherville Lincoln Central Community School District

Free children's teaching fonts by ELC (Estherville Lincoln Central Community School District): ELCZB, ELCZBLined, ELCZBTP (2001). Page by first grade teacher Mary Twentyman. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eva Barcelo

Illustrator and designer in Palma de Mallorca. She created some hand-drawn school fonts, both connected and non-connected, in 2013, in a learning to read project called Pipo. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Expert Software

Sells a 2000 font (TT and T1) CD called Fantastic Fonts for 13USD. Plus 300 truetype handwriting fonts for 13USD. And 300 funky fonts for 13USD. Font Magician (13USD) lets you create special effects. Kid's Fonts (300 truetype fonts) for 13USD. Based in Rockland, DE. Footnote: Expert Software is one of the world's largest font cloners. I doubt that they ever made an original font. For example, under the label Ly's Media, they renamed all the WSI "Hand-Plain" series LEHN001 through LEHN283, and sold them once again. It is a real mess. Download that collection here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Filiz Sahin

Filiz Sahin is an American interactive designer, originally from Istanbul. Her work includes Geogram (2012, an octagonal typeface), Wave Me In (2012, a free wavy EPS-format font), Knit Type (2012, a free stitching font), Stitching Font (2012), Ant Type (2012, another stitching font), Drop Type (2012, a free EPS format ornamental caps face), Spider Type (2012, a modified Helvetica Bold), and a hand-drawn all ornamental caps face (2009). Muscle Type (2012) is a free EPS-format font inspired by bundles of muscles. Sablon (2012) is an organic all-caps type family. Hair Type (2012) consists of strands of hair. Dooooodle Type (2012) are doodled ornamental caps. El Yazi (2012) is a 2d and 3d school script font on EPS format. Cosmo Path (2012) is a free spaceship-inspired EPS vector font. Che's Bone (2012) is a bone-themed typeface. Mood Type (2012, free) is a beautiful EPS-format font that takes inspiration from modern Swedish furniture. Doodleista (2012) is a condensed poster face.

Typefaces from 2013: Look Up (a hand-drawn arrowed poster typeface).

Typefaces from 2014: Mink (free hand-printed font).

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

Flat-It
[Ryoichi Tsunekawa]

Japanese foundry in Nagoya that offers these free and commercial Latin fonts made by Ryoichi Tsunekawa, who also runs Bagel & Co, Dharma Type, HolidayType and Prop-A-Ganda. Most of his work was done at Flat-It. His typefaces:

  • 2014: Pero (condensed rounded organic sans), Kiro (minimalist organic sans), Graphie (modern geometric sans), Compasse (semi-condensed sans), Como (rounded sans).
  • 2013: Spoon (organic, rounded, monoline sans family), Antoinette Monogrammes (based on early 1900s embroideries by Janon Co; with frames), Clonoid (a sci-fi family that pays tribute to arcade game logos in 80s and 90s), All Round Gothic Demi (a sans based on perfect circles),Griffon (copperplate titling face), Antique Spenserian (based on Spencerian Script by Mackellar, Smiths and Jordan).
  • 2012: Geom Graphic (a retro sci-fi family that can be considered as a squarish version of Eurostile), Sheepman (modular), House of Cards, Space Colony (a lovely monoline futuristic techno family), Rama Slab (an antiqued wood-style slab serif), Rama Gothic. An antiqued sans serif family that recalls the wood type era), Diamond Ring (an art deco typeface inspired by Japanese cosmetics-packaging designs and posters from the late 19th and early 20th centuries), Controller (techno meets organic in this rounded squaris sans family), Revolution Gothic (an extended version of PAG Revolucion), 2008, which was inspired by retro propaganda posters and wallpainting in Cuba from the 60s to 80s; Revolution Gothic P followed in 2014), Diamond Ring (art deco).
  • 2011: Yummo (monoline organic sans), Sheepman (based on the wood type No. 506 of William Page), Onick (2011, an art deco neojaponist fat display face done for Wordshape), Shiva (2011, hairline sans), Mocha Mattari (2011, grunge), Dharma Slab (2011, inspired by 1800s-style wood type), Dharma Gothic (2011, +P), Rama Gothic (2011, also inspired by 1800s-style wood type), Dimensions (2011, squarish), Design System (2011, a large family based on 70s style techno faces), Speedometer (2011, condensed piano key face).
  • 2010: Stereo Gothic (2010: an extended all caps slightly techno sans family), Behrensmeyer Vigesimals (2010, a pixel format connected script), Civilite Vigesimals (2010, pixelized Civilite), Flat10 Arts and Crafts (2010), Flat20 Hippies, Flat10 Segments (2010), Flat10 Antique (2010), Flat20 Gothic (2010), Flat20 Streamer (2009, pixelized ribbon font), Flat10 Fraktur, Flat10 holy, Flat10 Holly, Flat10 Stencil, Flat20 Headline, Flat10 Artdeco, Word From Radio (2008-2010). Cigarette (2007, Bauhaus/Peignot-style type family).
  • 2009: African Elephant Trunk (2009), Concrete Script, Concrete Stencil (2009, a stencil calligraphic script), Perfect Magic (2009), HT Maison (2009, signage face), HT Farmacia (2009, connected school script), HT Espresso (2008, upright script), HT Cartoleria (2008, connected script), HT Cafe (2009), Sneaker Script (2009).
  • 2007-2008: Bistro Mono (2007, an awkward monoline face), Thousands (2007), Balaghat (2008), Garash Script (2008, a Halloween face), Woodstamp (2008), Banana (2008, brush script), Rebel Train Goes (2008, a piano key font), Rouge (2007, an elegant lipstick-on-the-bathroom-mirror pair of faces), Yasashii (2007, a great geometric art deco Broadway-style family), Lily Wang (2006, calligraphic script), Nothing (2007), Garash (2007, Arabic simulation), Moon Star Soul (2007, Western saloon font), Grandes Vacances (+ Une, Deux) (2007), Pansy Bo (2006, calligraphic), Dremie (2007, an art deco headline typeface with Open and Fill weights), Grandes Vacances (2007, based on 19th century billboard letters), Xesy (2007, a fantastic "ronde" high-contrast upright connected script), Deluta Black (2007, a soft blackletter), Cotoris (2007, a 4-style family that takes inspiration from Koch Antiqua and the art nouveau movement).
  • 2006: Daisy Lau (2006, calligraphic), Agedage Luxeuil (2006, based on a monasteric script from the 8th century), Agedage Cancellaresca, Agedage Beneventan, Agedage Simple Versal (2006, Lombardic caps simplified), Amsterdam Modern (2006, art nouveau influences), Flat10 [Holly, Holy, Stencil, Fraktur] (2006, a set of pixel faces), Machiarge (2006, a heavy connected brushed signage script), Chic Hand (2006, connected script), Double Dagger (2006, geometric stencil family), Fault (2006, an art deco striped lettering face), Killernuts (2006, headline serif typeface with brush stroke endings), Underconstructionism! (2006, a rectangular look family with associated dingbats), Machia (2006, decorative script), Kiwi (geometric hairline), Bagel (roundish comic book face), Jaguarundi (2006, distressed), Boycott (2006, distressed), Tokyotrail (2006, futuristic techno family), Coconut (noisy outline face), Coconut Split, Fresh Tomato (LED simulation), El Piedra (2006, letterpress emulation), Dried Tomato (LED simulation), Dutch Style, Mocha Harrar (great stencil face), 103 (experimental, Bank Gothic style), Airhead, ArealBlack, Awkward, BagelNew, BagelOld, Banbino, Bebas (2005, industrial sans), Berlin89, Blackout (redesigned in 2011 as the ulta-narrow Dimensions), Boycott (grunge), Built-1970, Bunyan, Busted, Camera (2007), Canstop, Chiangmai (Thai simulation face), DBLline, Dijkstra, Dutchstyle, Fling, Graphite, Harcomaso, Hiexplosive, Hitech, Honeycomb, Junkmix, Kanatypo, KemikalHi, Machia (2006, a calligraphic family), Meegoreng, Mikrob, Natsupopy, Overwork, Palsu, Plamo, Plasitico, REC001, REC002, REC003, Resistance, SQRT, STdigi (LED font), Shandy, Superstar, Tembaga, Tenaga, Tomodachi, Tragedia, Trucker, VRdigital, VRembroidery, Welcome2M, Workaholic, Zeebraa, plot-A, plot-K, Appendix 3, Gesso (grunge), Pusab (2006, ultra round; one free weight), Sushitaro, Typewrong, Celtics Modern (2006, a Celtic family of fonts). At T-26, he published CRZ (2006), Guppy, Ohana (2006, octagonal), Picnica (2006), and Wearetrippin.

MyFonts link. Fontsquirrel link for their free fonts such as Bebas (2005, industrial sans), Boycott, Gesso, and Pusab.

YWFT link. Bagel & Co. link. Klingspor link. Dafont link. Dafont link.

Interview.

View Ryoichi Tsunekawa's typefaces. Kernest link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Florent Courtaigne
[Cubo]

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Florian Hardwig
[School scripts: Florian Hardwig]

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Florian Hardwig

Florian Hardwig is a graphic designer based in Berlin, Germany, where he runs a studio together with Malte Kaune. Since 2007, he has been teaching Typography at the Brunswick School of Art. Florian can frequently be found on Typophile, where he is one of the moderators of the Type ID Board. He spoke at ATypI 2007 in Brighton. His "manuscribe" is a research project on international school scripts and the dialects of handwriting. His slides on this project. Flickr page. Comparison of Bauer Bodoni and Linotype Didot. A piece on school scripts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fontfarm
[Natascha Dell]

Natascha Dell (Fontfarm, Aachen) is a graduate from FH Aachen (Germany) who wrote a thesis in 2004 on the use and abuse of typography on the web.

Fonts designed at Fontfarm in 2005-2006 by Kai F. Oetzbach and Natascha Dell: Agendatype (+Swash), Goffik-Outline, Goffik-Shadow, KofiPure (in Sans, Serif and SemisKursiv), NakoticaBarrow (techno), Nafi (2005, upright connected script and some dingbats), Caput (2008, a sans family), Jenny (a six-style family that grew out of Jenson Antiqua into a more angular carapace), Parker-Barrow (a sans+slab experiment).

Typefaces by the same pair in 2011: Gedau Gothic (grotesque family), Ergilo (angular serif family). Newtype is a 36-style superfamily for headlines, information design and short passages.

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Fontmenu.com
[Michel Bujardet]

Michel Bujardet (a Frenchman living in West Hollywood, CA) runs Matchfonts, and started Fontmenu.com in August 2001. Commercial fonts, and free demos in all formats.

A partial list of fonts:

  • Square Text (old English).
  • Block Letters (orthography for kids), Skryptaag (2001, educational).
  • Boulons (letters made from nuts and bolts).
  • Kindergarten (funny faces), Learning Handwriting (K2), Learning Cursive Handwriting (Grade 2-4), Japanese Hiragana-Katakana (Year 1).
  • Morse code.
  • Dictionary phonetic notation for pronunciation.
  • The calligraphic fonts Chancellerie Moderne (1998, chancery hand), Oncial, Rodolphe, Willegha.
  • The dingbat fonts Dinosotype, Matched Potato, Nahkt hieroglyphs, SilBooettes, Angelots, Sceaux, Seraphiques, Talismans.
  • The monospaced fonts Bordofixed, Dactylographe (1997), Normafixed, Oloron fixed width screen font).
  • The mathy fonts Oloron program, Hexalist and Numberslist.
  • The handwriting fonts Charlotte, Louise, Mariette, Milko, Pierre, Quinze, Raoul, and Thibault.
  • The pixel font 8-PinMatrix.
  • The Bauhaus font BabyFace.
  • The Chinese simulation font Chinoiseries.
  • The LED fonts Diode, Cristolikid and Display.
  • The Greek simulation font Grecques.
  • The display fonts Zébrures (striped letters), Venitiennes, Ruban Dis-Moi, Parador, Osselets, Octogone, Metropolitain (art nouveau), Malabars, Halloween Match, Coulures, Chapou Relief, Candy Kane, Calebasse, Bujardet Freres and Big Bacon.
  • The MICR font MICR E13B.
  • The serif faces Baguad, Chap Clerk, Parlante, Presse, TSF&Co (art deco; +Heavy).
  • The sans serif faces Bordini, Boum-Boum, Halotique (a sans family), Junien, and Normographe.

Alternate URL for his shareware typefaces. MyFonts link for his commercial typefaces. Alternate MyFonts link. Fontspace link. Dafont link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Fonts 4 Teachers (or: Tiende Escolar)

Outfit that sells 31 children's handlettering fonts created by Ramón Abajo. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fonts4Teachers

DownHill Publishing sells Classroom fonts for teachers, parents, students&librarians including manuscript, cursive,&D'Nealian-style fonts for learning handwriting, math, reading,&phonics in English&Spanish, plus clip art, math&ASL symbols. This is a commercial outfit. They give away just one font, ABC Kids. Math fonts: ABC Math, ABC Domino.

The catalog of fonts, all made in 1999: AbcAlegria, AbcAmSignLang, AbcAmSignLangLetter, AbcBulletin (connect-the-dots typeface), AbcClocks, AbcCursive, AbcCursiveArrow, AbcCursiveArrowDotted, AbcCursiveDotted, AbcCursiveDottedLined, AbcCursiveLined, AbcDNManusArrow, AbcDNManusArrowDotted, AbcDNManusDotted, AbcDNManusDottedLined, AbcDNManusLined, AbcDNManuscript, AbcDomino, AbcFaces, AbcHeadlines, AbcKids, AbcMath, AbcPhonicsOne, AbcPhonicsTwo, AbcPrint, AbcPrintArrow, AbcPrintArrowDotted, AbcPrintDotted, AbcPrintDottedLined, AbcPrintLined, AbcTeacher, Fun Art (dingbats). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Forest Techologies

Stanley Ng (Cary, IL) offers fonts for beginners, with dashed lines and directions of writing. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Foundation Type
[Nick Garzo]

John Greatorex of School Fonts in Australia wrote to me: I am not associated with Nick Garzo, nor do I like what he has done. He is offering our fonts for free download without permission, and as such depriving small very poor Black schools in Australia a source of income. I have tried unsuccessfully to contact Nick Garzo for years.

Nick Garzo indeed offered at some point a free sans font family called Foundation (1997), which comes in sub-styles called Dots, Cursive, Regular and Outline.

So, please buy the originals from School Fonts (John Greatorex, Shepherdson Community Education Centre, Casuarina, Australia). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Frantisek Storm
[Storm Type Foundry]

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Free School Fonts

Archive and discussion of free school fonts such as Jarman, Jardotty, Primer Print, Print Clearly, Penmanship Print, Zyia Learns Letters, Learning Curve BV. Also a listing of shareware and commercial school fonts. A nice start page if you need such fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Friedrich Soennecken

In 1878, Soennecken developed a method for creating glyphs, based on metal elements that are arcs or straight lines. The center lines of the glyphs are aligned with a grid. This was introduced in the German educational system in 1913. He wrote didactic texts on his construction method and on penmanship for the classroom. He died in 1919. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gabriel Martinez Meave
[Kimera Type (was: Diseño Kimera)]

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Gail Peterson

Designer of the children's orthographic font Young Reader. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gene Buban

Gene Buban (aka geneus1) is the creative and prolific designer at FontStruct in 2008-2009 of these faces:

  • Aerologica (2009): 3-d headline face.
  • Alphadings: DeTracks.
  • Altitudinus (2010).
  • Amplifica (+Carved, 2010).
  • Arkham Bloodletters (2008).
  • bay6
  • Bauhaus style: Slink (2009) is a tribute to Josef Albers---one could also call it a piano key font. Codename Bauhaus (2010).
  • Arc Brick 1:1 and 2:2 (2010).
  • Bevelicious (2009): 3d shadow face.
  • Bezziaiare (2010): an imitation of Futura.
  • Brikd is a fantastic headline face.
  • Bubble Lab EF (2008) and Bubble Lab Bang (2008): dingbat fonts.
  • Calligraphique (2010).
  • Candella (2013).
  • ChequereBoard (2008): a 3d face.
  • Christmas fonts: Kallosia Decorative (2009, blackletter), Snowflakes (2009).
  • Clone War (2008).
  • code2
  • Codename Bauhaus (2010).
  • Country Fried (Western style)
  • Crossfyre 92010).
  • Crystles (2014). He writes: In 1983, Atari released the Crystal Castles video game. You play Bentley Bear walking around castles and collecting gems. Trimetric instead of isometric. Interestingly enough, the initials of the highest scorer in the leaderboard is used to build the first castle. This font version is created using the same thin plated tiles that the player traverses through the castles.
  • Decorata (stylized art deco)
  • Didone fonts: Legality (2009, sharply serifed), Petrissage (2009).
  • Digibubble (2014: pixelish face).
  • Dingbats: DeTrayne (graffiti-clad trains), Happy Halloween (2009).
  • Egalite (2010): a blackletter face.
  • Direktype (2014: striped).
  • Elektronika (2009). Pixelish.
  • ElSeeDee (2008, white on a black grid, inspired by the baggage claim LED scrolling message system at the Oakland Airport)
  • Effleurage (2009).
  • Eurostijl (2008)
  • Exersia, Excursia
  • Ferno (hell?)
  • Filmstryp (2008)
  • Flameon (2008) is a vertically striped athletic lettering font.
  • Fluoralei (2008) and Fluoralyte (2008) are all caps floral-themed typefaces.
  • Futuro (2008) and Futuro Extra Bold (2008).
  • Futurity Watch (2009).
  • Fragg (2014: a rounded stencil face).
  • Framestore (2008).
  • G1 Construx (2012). An arched textured typeface for "under construction" signage.
  • G1 Stenzilla (2012). A piano key stencil face. G1 Twyne (2014: Celtic knots), G12 Brayed (2014: Celtic knots), G1 Explo (2014), G1 Fasttrax (2013).
  • Gappy and Gappy LC (2010).
  • Geolateral
  • Glossierre (2009).
  • Graffikki (2010): graffiti face.
  • Hammerslab (2008) is a very thick heavy slab serif face.
  • Happy Halloween (2008): Halloween dingbats.
  • HellStruct (2008): flamed letters.
  • hollo, holloback, holloblack
  • HulkSmash has the look of cracked concrete blocks---has to be seen to be believed!
  • HyperLynk (2010).
  • Indiglo (2010).
  • Interblok Cylindrome (2011) and Interblok Stroke (2009): labyrinthine / Celtic knot / texture faces.
  • IronManic (2008, letters resemble armor steel plates with bolts)
  • IsoMatrix 3D (2009, an Escher deception in 3D), Bevelluzian (2010, 3d beveled checkerboard illusion).
  • Jaggs (2010): angular.
  • Karuso 68 (2009).
  • Leefer is a kitchen tile font.
  • Legere (2010, a roman face).
  • LegoManiax (2008).
  • Lucid (2009).
  • Lush Alienne Caps (2014).
  • Microboto (2014).
  • Modulus and Modulus Black, ultra fat fonts.
  • Motternal (2011), a version of Othmar Motter's Motter Tektura.
  • Mucro Bold, a heavy metal band font
  • Multiverse Diagonality (2009).
  • Nontroppo (2010).
  • Outlier (2010).
  • Paradoxx (2011). Peignotian.
  • Periculum (2010): monoline sans.
  • pixsle
  • Pixsle (2010).
  • Predatoric ad Predatoric2 (2010).
  • Prikkle (2010): angular.
  • Ray Type Alpha (2014). A game font based on Konami's 1981 game Scramble.
  • Requiemme Decorum (Sept. 14th, 2009): blackletter. He writes: Exactly one year ago two of my cousins, Chris and Cleofe, got into a dealer-loaned Lexus for a trip after their main car was being repaired. Cleofe's husband, a CHP officer, was driving and their teen daughter was along for the ride. While on the freeway, the accelerator became stuck and they lost control of the car. As the runaway vehicle sped up to over 100 mph, all four passengers were killed in a fiery crash in the San Diego River. The loss was unquantifiably devastating. This immensely tragic event led my aunt to testify before congress with damning evidence that would initiate the recall of millions of Toyota vehicles. Requiemme Decorum was created on the way down to southern California for the funeral services. For Chris, Cleofe, Mark, and Mahala, may you all rest in peace and love.
  • Renovare (2010, +Renovare S1, S2): a slab serif.
  • Roboscript (2008): an upright connected school script.
  • Rubrix (2008): a Rubik cube dingbat font.
  • Sanserity (2013).
  • Scipio (2010).
  • Scribble Not (2010) is a texture face.
  • Sequencia (2010).
  • sedagive
  • Seriface and Seriface 2.0 (2010, a roman all-caps set).
  • Sharp-serifed almost modern faces: Legality, Petrissage, Effleurage, Karuso68.
  • Sinaloco (2014: in the style of Sinaloa).
  • Sonorous (2010). Broadway-style art deco typeface.
  • Spartan Tech (2010): inspired by the multiplayer game Halo3.
  • Stanley Twobrick (pointy minimalist face)
  • Startrek faces: Transformicon (2009).
  • Stencilline (2014).
  • Streamlyne (2010, squarish, outlined).
  • Structurocca and Structurozza (2009): Horizontally stencilled black faces.
  • Tangience and Tangience Solid (2008) are fonts in which the glyphs are built up from circles glued together.
  • Tetrisyde
  • The Pax Man (2009): metallic whatever.
  • Trelief and Trelief Rounded (2010): multilined 3d beveled faces.
  • Tubric (2010): counterless.
  • Upriteous and Upriteous Black, condensed protestant fonts.
  • Victoriana (Victorian caps)
  • Vindicta Dualine (2011: Blackboard bold).
  • Wall-F: white squarish letters in black circles
  • Waverly, with scary pointed barbs like on German WWI helmets.
  • Weaver (Celtic knot-themed letters)
  • Xerro (2010): like Helvetica.
  • Yeomamuh, a fat look face.
  • Wypeout (2010)
  • Zorea (2014, inline font).
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Georg Salden
[TypeManufactur (was: GST Georg Salden Typedesign)]

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Gerda Delbanco
[Delbanco-Frakturschriften]

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Gerhard A. Bachmaier
[Oesterreichische Schulschrift]

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Gerhard Helzel

Diplom Engineer and painter from Hamburg who designed or digitized over 210 Fraktur fonts [see my compilation of his list]. He is heavily involved in the Bund für Deutsche Schrift und Sprache. Helzel is the designer at Delbanco-Frakturschriften of DS-DtWerkschrift (1997), DS-Fruehling (1996), DS-MaximilianGotisch (1994), DS-MaximilianTitel (1994), DS-Post-Fraktur (1997). He has hand-digitized over 200 Fraktur fonts, including

  • BreitkopfInitialen (2000). Breitkopf Fraktur was made in the 18th century.
  • ElementSchmalfett (1998). Element is a modern Textura by Max Bittrof (1933, Bauersche Giesserei).
  • Fichte Fraktur, after M. Tiemann, 1934.
  • GotenburgA and GotenburgB (1998-2000). Gotenburg was originally designed by Friedrich Heinrichsen (1935-37, Stempel AG).
  • HamburgerDruckschriftFett (1996). Hamburger Druckschrift is due to Friedrich Bauer (1904, Genzsch&Heyse). According to "Blackletter: Type and National Identity", Hamburger Druckschrift "is an accomplished entry in this category of hybrid typefaces made before the 1st World War. They work within the black-letter tradition while borrowing lighter weight, softer curves and more open proportions from roman. Bauer maintained the structure of broken script, but subdued any flourishes. The width of his letters are generally wider than in traditional frakturs and, as in Jugendstil hybrids, some lowercase letterforms are modernized." It has been used as headliner for "Hamburger Nachrichten" which was stopped by the Nazis in 1939. Today's "Hamburger Abendblatt", the daily Hamburg Times, is still using it as headliner.
  • Humboldt Fraktur (2000, gross and klein). Humboldt Fraktur was made originally by Hiero Rhode (1938, Stempel AG).
  • KochFrakturSchmaleHalbfette (2000). This font is due to Rudolf Koch (1910-1921, Gebr. Klingspor), and was originally named Deutsche Schrift. Digitized in 1998.
  • Mainzer Fraktur. After an original in 1901 by Carl Albert Fahrenwaldt.
  • Mars Fraktur (1995, free family).
  • RatdoltRotunda (1998). Named after Erhard Ratdolt (1443-1528), typesetter. Designed by Wolfgang Hendlmeier in 1989. Available at Delbanco. Tannenber (after E. Meyer, 1934).
  • Weber Fraktur.
  • WieynckGotischLicht (2001). A font by by Heinrich Wieynck (1926, Schriftguss Dresden), inspired by William Morris' work.

Helzel also offers a free "Frakturconverter" program for Windows which transforms Antiqua fonts into Fraktur fonts.

List of his fonts as of 2009: (Anker-)Schul-Fraktur, Accidenz-Gotisch, Akzidenz-Gotisch, Aldine, Albion-Gotisch, Alt-Fraktur, Alt-Gotisch (Bradley), Alt-Deutsch (after Ferdinand Theinhardt, 1851), Alte Münchner Fraktur (after a 1850 typeface by Gustav Lorenz), Alte deutsche Schreibschrift, Alte Schwabacher, Amts-Fraktur (after Heinrich Wilhelm Hoffmeister), Andreae Fraktur, Andreas-Schrift, Angelsächsisch, Angelsächsisch, Verzierte, Antike Gotisch, Aramäische Quadratschrift, Astra, Bastard, Bernhard-Fraktur, Bismarck-Gotisch, Breite deutsche Anzeigenschrift, Breite Kanzlei, Breitkopf-Fraktur, Britannia (Alt-Gotisch), Büxenstein-Antiqua, Büxenstein-Fraktur (after a house style at D. Stempel, 1912), Canzlei, Caxton, Caxton-Type, Claudius, Courante Gotisch, Danziger Fraktur (after A. W. Kafemann), Derby, Deutsche Reichsschrift (after a 1910 typeface by Wilhelm Woellmer), Deutsche Schrägschrift, Deutsche Schreibschrift (Bismarck-Zeit and Goethe-Zeit: school fonts), Deutsche Schrift, Deutsche Werkschrift, Deutsche Zierschrift, Deutsch-Gotisch, Deutschland, Dresdner Amts-Fraktur, Eckmann-Schrift, Einfache Kanzlei, Elegant, Element, Enge Gotisch (2008, after an 1880 font by Bauersche Giesserei), Enge moderne Kanzlei, Enge König-Type, Enge Kanzlei, Englische Antiqua, Faust-Fraktur, Fette Gotisch, Fette Schwabacher, Fichte-Fraktur, Fractur, Französische Antiqua, Frühling-Fraktur (1997, after Koch's original from 1917), Garamond-Antiqua, Genzsch-Antiqua, Germanen-Fraktur (this is the same as Stempel's Normannia from 1905), Germanisch, Goethe-Fraktur (after Wilheml Woelmmer), Gotenburg, Graeca, Gronau-Gotisch (after Heinrich Ehlert, 1850), Gursch-Fraktur, Gutenberg-Fraktur, Gutenberg-Bibelschrift, Gutenberg-Gotisch, Haenel-Antiqua, Halbfette Aldine, Halbfette Kanzlei, Halbfette Normalfraktur, Halbfette Schwabacher-Flinsch, Halbfette Wallau, Hamburger Druckschrift, Hamburger Fraktur, Hamburger Schwabacher, Hammonia-Gotisch, Hansa-Fraktur, Hansa-Gotisch (after a Genzsch & Heyse original), Hebräisch, Hellenistische Antiqua "Graeca", Hölderlin (after Eugen Weiss, 1927), Holländische Gotisch, Hoyer-Fraktur, Humboldt-Fraktur, Hupp-Fraktur, Ideal-Fraktur, Jean-Paul-Fraktur, Jubiläumsfraktur, Kaiser-Gotisch, Kanzlei, Karl-May-Fehsenfeld-Fraktur, (after a 1870 font used in the Karl-May books) Karl-May-Radebeul (after a 1890 font used in the Karl-May books), Kirchengotisch, Moderne, Kleist-Fraktur, Kleukens-Fraktur, Koch-Antiqua, Koch-Fraktur, König-Fraktur G14, König-Type, Kühne-Gotisch, Kühne-Schrift, Kurante Gotisch, Kurmark, Lichte National, Liebing-Type, Liturgisch (after Otto Hupp, 1906), Logos, Ludlow-Wartburg-Fraktur (after Ludlow, ca. 1920), Magere Wallau, Mainzer Fraktur, Manuskript-Gotisch, Mars-Fraktur, Maximilian-Gotisch, Mediaeval-Gotisch, Leipziger Altfraktur (after a 1912 typeface by Carl Kloberg), Midoline (after Jean Midolle's typeface from 1840 at Julius Klinkhardt), Moderne Kanzlei, Moderne Kirchen-Gotisch (based on an original from ca. 1880), Mönchs-Gotisch, Morris-Gotisch (Uncial-Gotisch, Unzial-Gotisch, after Emil Gursch), Münster-Gotisch, Neu-Gotisch klein, Neudeutsch(-Hupp), Neue (moderne) Fraktur, Neue Schwabacher, Nordisch-Antiqua, Normal-Fraktur (1999, after the font by Gustav Schelter, 1835), Normannia-Fraktur, Nürnberg, Offenbach, Post-Fraktur, Psalter-Gotisch, Ratdolt-Rotunda, Reklame-Fraktur halbfett, Renaissance-Fraktur, Renaissance-Kanzlei, Renata (after a Schwabacher of the Bauersche Giesserei, 1914), Richard-Wagner-Fraktur, Romeo Fraktur (2009, after a Stempel font from 1910), Rundgotisch, Russisch-Römisch, Salzmann-Fraktur, Schmale Accidenz-Gotisch, Schmale Haas-Gotisch, Schmale halbfette Fraktur, Schmale halbfette Gotisch, Schneidler-Schwabacher, Schraffierte Gotisch "Stella", Schreibschrift, Schul-Fraktur, Schwabacher, Schwabacher Mager Gross (after Albert Anklam, 1876), Sonderdruck-Antiqua (2008, after a 1913 typeface by Deberny and Peignot), Stahl (2007, after a 1937 typeface by Hans Kühne), Stahl Kursiv (2009, after Hans Kühne), Stella, Stempel-Fraktur, Straßburg (a blackletter based on fter H type by H. Berthold, 1926), Tannenberg, Thannhaeuser-Fraktur, Tiemann-Fraktur, Tiemann-Gotisch, Tiemann-Mediaeval, Unger-Fraktur, Verzierte Angelsächsisch, Verzierte Musirte Gotisch, Victoria-Gotisch (Viktoria-Gotisch), Wallau, Wartburg-Fraktur, Weber-Fraktur, Weiß-Fraktur, Werkschrift Germanisch, Wieynck-Gotisch, Wilhelm-Klingspor-Gotisch, Wohe-Kursive (after Wolgang Hendlmeier, 1988), Wohe Textura (2009, after Wolfgang Hendlmeier), Zeitungs-Fraktur, Zeitungs-Schwabacher (halbfette Neue Zeitungs-Schwabacher, to be more precise---based on a 1900 typeface by Pustet), Zentenar-Buchschrift.

Catalog from 1996. Article in 1995 by him on Normal Fraktur. Another catalog, in pieces: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII. Antiqua catalog. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gert Wettschureck

Frankfurt-based designer of some children's fonts and dingbats: LoKinderDingsbums-Links, LoKinderDingsbums-Rechts, LoKinderSchrift-Dunkel, LoKinderSchrift-Hell (fat round poster faces), all dated 1994.

Dafont link, where we find the name Simon. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gert Wiescher
[Wiescher Design]

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Gianni Marcolongo
[TrueBlue]

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Greg Shum
[Queensland Schoolfonts]

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GRIN3
[Bartek Nowak]

A group of independent designers from Poland, heade by Bartek Nowak, and located in Staromiejska. Nowak has been designing typefaces since ca. 2000. Typefaces:

  • Inkaust (2011). A grungy face.
  • Uniwerek (2011). A sketched hand-drawn family inspired by college and university sportswear.
  • Galicya (2011).A hand-printed poster family.
  • Tygodnik (2011, Bartek Nowak) is a poster font inspired by logo of Polish magazine Tygodnik Powszechny.
  • Tentacle Szrift (2011, Bartek Nowak) is a blackletter family.
  • Stencimilla (2011) is an army stencil face.
  • Goniec (2011) is inspired by graffiti.
  • Pascal (2011).A brush script.
  • Machina G and Machina R (2011). A pair of grunge typewriter faces.
  • Nokian11 (2011). A gridded face.
  • Quattro Tempi (2012). A sketched typewriter face.
  • Centura Round (2012). A hand-drawn monoline sans family.
  • Kidorama (2012) is a hand-drawn script inspired by the calligraphic models used in Polish primary schools.
  • Revers (2012). A roughened slab serif.
  • Eight Zeta (2012). A casual hand-drawn typeface family.
  • Skurier (2012) is a hand-drawn font inspired by Courier.
  • Monosketch (2012) is a hand-drawn font inspired by monospaced fonts like Andale Mono. This sketch typeface can be layered.
  • Holy Roller (2012). A lively hand-drawn outline typeface.
  • Larsson (2012). A tall poster font.
  • Antidotum (2012). A stamp or eroded wood typeface in the style of Veneer or Anodyne.
  • Sahan (2012). An elaborate Arabic simulation typeface.
  • Martita (2012). A festive connected script.
  • Secesja Pro (2013) is a redesign of his earlier Secesja PL font. It is a revival of Hermann Ihlenburg's über-Victorian typeface Nymphic Caps (1889).
  • Astalamet Pro (2013) is a dot matrix typeface that evolved from Astalamet Pure (2001).
  • Engineer and Engineer Stencil (2013) is a rounded techno sans family based on Bartek's own TechnicznaPomoc (2001).
  • Collegium (2013) is an athletic lettering font.

    Barme Reczny (2013) is a hand-printed typeface.

  • Splasher (2013) consists of nothing but ink, coffee and paint splashes.
  • Gwidon (2013) is a connected script typeface.
  • Athletico (2013) is a layered university sports lettering typeface family. See also Athletico Clean (2013).
  • Polina (2013) is a hand-drawn 3d shadowed layered typeface system. Its original name, Dobra, had to be discarded because that name was already taken by Dino dos Santos.
  • Leitmotiv (2013) is a heavy calligraphic typeface.
  • Misterall (2013). An all caps brush typeface for posters.
  • Delegat (2014). A comic book lettering font inspired by handwritting of Frank Ching.
  • Procent (2014). Bold and hand-printed.

    Gotyk Nr 7: a grungy blackletter typeface that evolved from Nowak's 2001 typeface Gotyk Poszarpany.

  • Suarez (2014). A vintage upright connected script. The dingbats are called Suarez Extra.
  • Kowalski (2014) and Kowalski2 (2014). A swashy typeface family.
  • Revers (2014) is a grungy slab serif typeface.
  • Pascal (2014, handwriting), Inkaust (2014, fat finger font).
  • Jasminum (2014). A connected script together with a flower dingbat font, Jasminium Extra.
  • Quattro Tempi (2014).
  • Athletico Clean (2014). Athletic lettering font.
  • Procent (2014). A shop signage typeface.

Dafont link. Klingspor link. Fontspace link. GRIN3 link. Old free font URL. Creative Market link.

Showcase of Bartek Nowak's commercial fonts. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Ground Control (was: Penny Font Foundry, or: Pennyzine)
[Jason Ramirez]

As part of the (ex-) Chank Army, Jason Ramirez (b. 1978, Wisconsin) offers free and commercial fonts. He started out as Pennyzine or Penny Fonts, or Penny Font Foundry, with free fonts that were typically made with the Data Becker software program. Later, his fonts became commercial, and the new site changed its name to Ground Control.

The list of their free fonts, which are mostly in the grunge style that was in vogue ca. 2000: Locals Only (2011), Cocaine Nosejob (2008), Made (2004, grunge blackletter), Strip Club Motion Sickness (2003), One Fell Swoop (2003, scratchy calligraphic), Fear of a Punk Planet (2005), Futon Revolutionist (2002), Bill Hicks (2002, grungy blackletter), Elliot Swonger (2002), Elliots Bad Day (grunge), Don Giovonni (2006, grungy typewriter), Don Giovonni Makin Enemies (2006), Gumuski (2002), DUMMY (1999), Acid Reflux Baby (2002), Avenge Me (2004, multiline, octagonal), Times-New-Omen (1999), punk rock rummage sale (2001), Thatluvinfeelin1 (2001, a sexual positions font), cut-n-paste (1999), Maydogg (1999-2002, handwriting), My-wife-sucks (1999), Stamped-out (1999), Stank (1999), StankII (1999), uncle-tom (1999), uno (1999), Coopdeville (2002), Dirtysocks, FourMoreYears (2003), Punkrockrummagesale (2001), Theregoestheneighborhood (2003), Thiskettle (2002, handwriting), Mr. Rogers (2003), Regime Change (2004), Hotel Coral Essex (2006, grunge), Limp Noodle (2006).

Commercial fonts: Sparkle House (2011), Chompsky Fancy (2011), Redneck Superstar (2002, Chank's).

Dafont link. Yet another URL. Fontspace link. Abstract Fonts link. Alternate URL. Direct downloads. Alternate direct download path. Ground Control web site. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Grundschule Kreativ

Original fonts at this German site: Druckschrift Bayern (sans), and these school fonts for writing between lines (also known in German as Lateinische Ausgangsschrift), all copyright Joot-Soft: Schreibschrift 1./2. Klasse, Schreibschrift 3. Klasse, Schreibschrift (or: BREY Schreibschrift). These were designed by Lothar J. Brey from Landshut (Germany). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Grutjardbai

Designer at FontStruct in 2008 of the school font Zauberschrift. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gunnlaugur S.E. Briem
[The Icelandic Method]

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Gutenberg Labo

Japanese font foundry committed to making open license fonts based on old prints. It is run by Judicare and Eunice. Fontspace link. The fonts:

  • GL-MahjongTile (2009).
  • GL-Grimoire-MajKey and GL-Grimoire-MinKey (2007-2009). The former is from the medieval grimoire "The Greater Key of Solomon" (font for the Sacred Pentacles). The latter is from the medieval grimoire "GOETIA The Lesser Key of Solomon" (font for the medieval grimoire "GOETIA The Lesser Key of Solomon").
  • GL-Runen (2007-2009): Elder Futhark runes.
  • GL-Nummernschild-Mtl and GL-Nummernschild-Eng (2009): German license plates typeface (FE-Mittelschrift, FE-Engschrift). The original goes back to Karlgeorg Hoefer.
  • GL-DancingMen (2007-2009): Cipher from "The Adventure of the Dancing Men", The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle.
  • GL-Suetterlin: German handwriting face.
  • GL-Antique (+GL-AntiquePlus) (2003-2009): Japanese antique style "kana" font. Only hiragana, katakana and symbols. These fonts are quite complete and contain thousands of dingbats, arrows, and symbols.
  • GL-Tsukiji family (2008-2009): hiragana and katakana fonts from the Meiji era type foundry Tokyo Tsukiji Kappan.
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H. Pollhammer

H. Pollhammer is the creator with Herbert Pesendorfer of the Schulschrift 69 and Schulschrift 95 families (Austrian school writing). Residing in Salzburg. See also here. Alternate URL where one can find Schuschri69-0, Schuschri69-1, Schuschri69-4, Schuschri95-0, Schuschri95-1. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Handwriting font styles

Jacci Howard Bear discusses the various styles of cursive and manuscript fonts used to teach handwriting:

  • D'Nealian
  • Getty-Dubay Italic
  • Harcourt Brace
  • McDougal, Littel
  • Palmer
  • Peterson Directed Handwriting
  • SSD
  • Zaner-Bloser (old style)
  • Zaner-Bloser (new style)
  • UK handwriting
  • Australian handwriting
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Handwriting for Windows

The Handwriting for Windows software contains a cursive handwriting font. Commercial product. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Handwriting Interest Group

UK handwriting interest group. Links and information. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Handwriting Interest Group (HIG)

Alison McRae's page on good handwriting, especially for kids. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Handwriting Models
[Benedikt Gröndal]

Handwriting Models An Icelandic Manual, 1883, 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 Eduard Meier

Swiss type designer in Obstalden, Switzerland, born in 1922 in Horgen am Zürichsee, who was associated with ETH Zurich for a long time. He died in 2014. In his obituary, Meier's long-time friend and former publisher Erich Alb wrote: He was a tireless, quiet craftsman, alone in his room, away from everything, who worked with endless stamina. The high quality of his calligraphic work, his sure eye in drawing letterforms, his teaching skills, his drawing, painting and graphic work distinguish him as a unique international figure. Meier created these typefaces:

  • Barbedor (1984) and Barbetwo.
  • The school fonts BasisSchrift Eins EF (2002), ABCSchrift Drei EF (2001-2002), ABCSchrift Eins EF and ABCSchrift Zwei EF. See this school script web page.
  • The calligraphic family Elysa EF (2002).
  • Lapidar. Linotype Syntax Lapidar (1995). Syntax Lapidar Serif (2001).
  • Oberon (1992). Done as an OEM for Institut fuer Computersysteme in Zürich. Available from Elsner&Flake as OberonEF.
  • SNB Alphabet (1994). Designed for the Swiss National bank) as an adapted version of Helvetica Condensed. The notes themselves were designed by Joerg Zintmeyer.
  • Syntax, Meier's chef d'oeuvre, started in 1954. An intermediate version was called Ur-Syntax (1964). Syntax was first released in 1968-1972 by Stempel. The modern Bitstream version is called Humanist 531, and it is an example of a humanist sans serif. See also Saxony and S841 Sans on the SoftMaker MegaFont XXL CD, 2002. URW has its own version. Linotype Syntax (2000), a reworking of his original Syntax, earned him a Bukvaraz 2001 award. Derived or related typefaces are Syntax Serif (1999), Syntax-Letter (1992), and Neue Syntax, all by Meier.
  • ITC Syndor (1988).
  • Elysa (2002).
  • Gestickte Antiqua (2004).

References: Superb analysis of his life and contributions by Roxane Jubert (in French). Linotype link. FontShop link. MyFonts link. Klingspor link.

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Hans J. Zinken

Köln-based designer whose web page has several pages related to calligraphy and Rechtschreibreform as well as calligraphy and handwriting education in schools. His (free) typefaces:

  • Deutsche Kurrent (2014). A historic German school script.
  • Marktkirche.
  • SchwungFraktur (2011). A Schwabacher.
  • Fraktur 1900.
  • AltDeutschHJZ (2002-2006). This is based on the types made for the prayer book of Maximilian I, by Johannes Schönsperger in 1514, and later adapted in metal type by Genzsch ca. 1890.
  • KanzleiScriptHJZ. After Heinrichsen Kanzlei (1933, Trennert) by Friedrich Heinrichsen.
  • The calligraphic handwriting font Hans Hand (1994-1996), HansHand2 (1996-2007).
  • Juergen Script (1998-1999), a heavy fountain pen script. See also Juergen2 (2011).
  • CiviliteHJZ (1997). This was first called civi4 (1996). Based on Lettres de Civilité.
  • GutenbergHJZ. This was Fraktur Gutenberg B42 (2000).

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Hans Schemm

German propose of the Volksschrift for use in schools in Bavaria in 1933. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Harald Geisler

German type designer, b. 1980, Frankfurt. He runs a design studio in Frankfurt. Ciseaux Matisse (2010) is a counterless hand-printed all-caps typeface which is based on paper cut-outs. Zebramatic (2010) is a striped caps face. In 2010, he made Sevigny (an experimental face based on threads), Speech Bubbles, and the fun poster typeface Whimsical Musical.

Fonts made in 2011 include Cute Letters (curly, hand-printed Valentine's Day pair of faces: Hearted and Heartless), Prince Charming, Princess Charming (doodly Valentine's Day face), Conversation Hearts (alphading face), Capital Love (an alphading typeface with hearts), and Unchain My Heart (Valentine's Day alphading face).

In 2012, he created the calligraphic connected script typeface Conspired Lovers and the seven-font set Light Hearted (which was inspired by a recording of Jean Baudrillard entitled Die Macht der Verführung (2006).

His largest type project in 2013 was Sigmund Freud Typeface, which was developed with the help of Home page. Behance link. MyFonts link. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Harald Suess
[Harald Suess: Deutsche Schreibschriften für den Satz]

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Harald Suess: Deutsche Schreibschriften für den Satz
[Harald Suess]

An essay by Harald Suess written in 1994. He surveys the German school scripts from 1765 until 1993. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Harvey Tonkin
[Harvey&Karen Tonkin]

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Harvey&Karen Tonkin
[Harvey Tonkin]

Aussies Harvey&Karen Tonkin have created Victorian cursive fonts that might also be used for primary schools. Address: 31 Deschamp Road, Noranda, WA 6062. URL that mentions their work. Fonts by Harvey Tonkin: DottedVicModCursive (1998), VicModCurJoinedNormal (1998), VicModCursiveNormal (1993). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Helmar Fischer
[Typoecke]

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Henri Rogelet
[PiROG]

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Herbert Pesendorfer

Herbert Pesendorfer is the creator with H. Pollhammer of the Schulschrift 69 and Schulschrift 95 families (Austrian school writing). Residing in Salzburg. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Highground Industries (or: Highground Graffiti Fonts, or: Fulltime Artists)
[Matthew Napolitano]

Matt Napolitano (b. 1977) runs Highground Industries (ex-Highground Graffiti Fonts, ex: Fulltime Artists) in Milpitas and/or San Jose, CA. Graffiti Fonts was also run by them. And so is Rase One Full Time Artists over on Dafont.

Commercial graffiti fonts: first, there is a group of such fonts by Matt Napolitano, who runs the site (Dim Basic, Wild Style, Pilot Rase, RaseOne Original, RaseOne Outline, Human Rase, New Digital). There are free contributions by Ray Larabie (Funboy, Bomr, Degrassi, Graffiti Treat, Hawkeye, Yytrium), and Johan Waldenström (Writers, Writers2, writers3, Writers Bold, Writers Condensed, Homeboy, 08Underground, 5Cent, B-Boy, Subway).

Fonts from 2014: Wild Style (graffiti).

Fonts from 2013: RapScript (graffiti), Olde Crilt (blackletter).

Fonts from 2012: Rase GPL (squarish, free at OFL).

Fonts from 2011: Gang Bang (2011, graffiti tag style), Scrawl (graffiti style).

Fonts from 2010: Stencil Font, Wild Style (tattoo or metal band font), New English (blackletter), Mad Props (brush), Graffick (futuristic), Olde Gangsta (blackletter), Back Spin, Ruckus, Pre Cursive (lined school font), Caption (brush), CaliCholo (brushy wall writing by LA gangs), Skin Art (an all caps tattoo family), Ballers (calligraphic brushy script).

Fonts from before 2010: Standard Cap (2007, brush face), Hardway (2005, graffiti), Burner (2006), Scraper (2007, caps only paintbrush face), Fresh Paint (2006, like Scraper), Street Artist (2008, tag font for graffiti), Rase Downe (2006, graffiti face), Tough Guy (2001, mechanical family; +Stencil College), Dafunk, Fatcap, Pilot Rase, Califas (2006), Califas Chisel (2013), Scrawler (2006), Wild Style (2006), Rase Tribals (2006), Uni Wide (2006), Rase One (2004), Magik Marker (2006), Paint Cans (2003), Rase Basic (2003), Same Gang (2004).

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Honey Clark

Designer of the free fonts Regnad Kcin (handwriting), Curses (connected orthographic handwriting), HoneyLaura (handwriting), Newt (handwriting), Eggplant (dingbats), Treats (alphading font with ghosts). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hung Tin Tse
[Deja Vu Sans Writing]

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Ian Barnard
[Vintage Design Co]

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Inclipz Graphics Inc

Free clipart and some free fonts: ClipzBirthday (alphadings), ClipzBusybee (alphadings), ClipzSmallworld (first grade emulation font), ClipzBirds, ClipzButtons, ClipzFlowers, ClipzSmallworld ClipzStardust. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Infadot

DSM Martland House in Haydock, UK, sells Infadot, "a suite of 4 specially developed post cursive computer fonts and a phonetic depict font designed to enable teachers and parents to quickly and easily produce their own resources for teaching hand writing for all ability levels." [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ingo Zimmermann
[Ingofonts]

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Ingofonts
[Ingo Zimmermann]

Ingofonts is a foundry in Augsburg started by Ingo Zimmermann (b. 1967) in 1994. It offers Fraktur fonts, handwriting fonts, sans serif fonts, Antiqua fonts and some pixel fonts. Full fonts go for 50 USD a piece and up. Some fonts are free. Many fonts are adaptations or revivals of historically important fonts. Ingo also practices calligraphy, and in particular, calligraphy for wine labels. The list:

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Italian penmanship and calligraphic teaching books

Nice set of articles by Gio Fuga on some Italian penmanship books from the late 19th and 20th centuries---see also here and here. He discusses

  • Modello di Calligrafia---Metodo La Manna (Prof. Francesco La Manna 1947-1948, Casa Editrice Carlo Signorelli di Milano).
  • Modelli di Calligrafia (Prof. Primo Scapellato, 1953, Casa Editrice Giuseppe Principato di Milano).
  • Stile---Corso di bella scrittura (Enrica Magenta Piatti and Sergio Franchini, 1950s).
  • La Calligrafia nelle Scuole medie (Prof. Angelo Mona).
  • Modelli di Calligrafia per le Scuole Medie. Metodo Lamanna (approvato dal Ministero della Pubblica Istruzione) (Prof. Cav. Francesco La Manna). La Manna worked at the Reale Scuola tecnica Bonaventura Cavaliera di Milano. [Sample of the Metodo La Manna.]
  • Metodo razionale di calligrafia, ad uso delle scuole tecniche, normali, complementari, commerciali e degli aspiranti al diploma di calligrafia (1921, Prof. Tullio Giaconi edited in Livorno by R. Giusti).
  • Metodo di Calligrafia (1938, Prof. Gaetano Filosa). Other publications by Filosa include Trattato di calligrafia (1904, Litografia Democratica), Corso completo di calligrafia, per le scuole medie, professionali, commerciali e militari (1911), L'arte calligrafica nelle scuole medie: Raccolta di prospetti, intestazioni commerciali e composizioni calligrafiche (1913, Tipografia G. Federici), and Metodo di calligrafia (1958, ed. A. Garzanti).
  • Modello di calligrafia (1899, Eliodoro Andreoli, Milano). Andreoli was a renowned calligrapher.
  • La Calligrafia. Metodo teorico pratico (Prof. Giovanni Tonso). Tonso taught at Regio Istituto Sommeiller and at la Scuola Lagrange di Torino at the end of the 19th century. This book is not just about teaching calligraphy---it also covers writig for professionals, for the industry, the government and schools, and is a comprehensive manual on penmanship.
  • Il bello scrivere. Studio completo di calligrafia svolto con i più moderni sistemi e con procedimento teorico, pratico, nazionale (Giuseppe Ferrini, ca. 1902). This is a series with instructions for English, gothic (blackletter), Lapidary, Aldine, and Rotunda. Samples: i, ii, iii.
  • Calligrafia Moderna (Prof. Nicola D'Urso): this was used in high schools and graphic arts schools. [Sample of scrittura italiana, and of scrittura rotonda.]
  • La Calligrafia per le Scuole Medie. Metodo teorico-pratico diviso in 15 quaderni (Antonio Agostini): published in the early part of the 20th century in Treviglio, this book won a silver medal at the Fifth Esposizione Internazionale di Roma in 1903.
  • Manuale di Calligrafia per uso delle classi elementari (Cav. Michele Favaloro, Palermo).
  • The didactical worksof Bologna-based Fausto Saggiotti such as Esemplare di scrittura con massime di ben vivere per uso delle Scuole tecniche e normali (1882, Litografia G. Wenk, Bologna), Metodo per apprendere con facilità l'arte dei contorni per saggi di calligrafia, disegni, ecc. (1888, Stab. Litografico F. Barbieri, Bologna), Metodo di calligrafia (1888, Lit. G. Wenk, Bologna).
  • Metodo teorico---pratico illustrato (Prof. Giovanni Mundici, Società Tipografica Modenese). Sample of calligrafia inglese.
  • Metodo Teorico Pratico di Calligrafia (Prof. Ettore La Creta, Libreria Editrice Baroni, Lucca).
  • Metodo Cobianchi (Pietro e fratelli Cobianchi, Intra).
  • Metodo di calligrafia per le scuole elementari (Carlo Rossi). This book series was approved in Udine in 1878 and used in Friuli.
  • Metodo di Calligrafia (1889, Torello Bianchi): used in Umbria.
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Ján Filípek
[DizajnDesign]

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Jacci Howard Bear

Links and samples of children's orthography fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jakob Rask Arnesen

Article in Norwegian about the life of Norwegian calligrapher and typographer Jakob Rask Arnesen, 1918-2008. A type specialist, he devoted his life to calligraphy, the development of models for handwriting in schools, and books on letterforms and type. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jakub Sloup

Czech engineer. Creator of the upright connected school script Písankové psaí Jakub Sloup opt (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

James Kilfiger
[The Difficult Type]

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Jane Scarano
[DS Design]

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Jason Ramirez
[Ground Control (was: Penny Font Foundry, or: Pennyzine)]

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Jasper Habicht

Between 2005 and 2012, Jasper Habicht (Accipiter Media, Germany) created the free typefaces Roaat Regular (for Khmer), Al Saqr (for Arabic), Maya Modern, Pixelfont, Ukussa (for Sinhala), Kayah Li (for Karen), Deutsche Kurrent (deutsche Schreibschrift), Blissymbolics, PixelFraktur, Vexillogic Symbols, Braille, Airport (a segmented font), and Karakorum (for Mongolian) in 2012.

Behance link.

Jasper was born in 1986 in Duisburg, Germany, and is affiliated with the University of Köln, where he specializes in Modern Chinese Studies. [Google] [More]  ⦿

JB Foundry
[Jean Boyault]

JB Foundry was established by Jean Boyault (b. 1960, Suilly La Tour, France), a type designer who lives in Suilly La Tour. He is the designer of the cursive and other school fonts for teachers, all free and made in 2006-2007: JBCursive, JBEtude-Regular, JBMatrice, JBBatonRond-Bold, JBBatonRond-Extra, JBBatonRond-Italic, JBBatonRond-Regular, JBChantier, JBCursive++Feutre, JBCursive++Marqueur, JBCursive++Normal, JBFil, JBRond, JBScolaireT1-Bold-Italic, JBScolaireT1-Bold, JBScolaireT1-Italic, JBScolaireT1, JBScolaireT2-Bold-Italic, JBScolaireT2-Bold, JBScolaireT2-Italic, JBScolaireT2.

Typefaces made after 2007: Simple Ronde (2011, upright connected script), JB Etude (2007), JB Script (2010), JB Haut>, JB Lames (2008), JB Elegant (2008), JB Cursive, JBStyle (2008), JB Fil Std (2009) and JB Calli (2008).

Commercial faces: JB Davayé (2010, connected upright script), Belladone (2010, a graceful display family), Maceriam (2010, +Nova, +Putri, +Lapide: letters cemented into walls---a great idea).

From 2011: Old French School Bold (upright connected script), Filature (a monoline connected upright script).

Typefaces from 2012: Only One Dollar (a shaky script), JB Cursive 3, Purple Line, Purple Deco, Suilly La Tour, Typha Latifolia, Bouclettes (a curly upright typeface).

Typefaces from 2013: Friandise (a decorative typeface reserved for chocolate enthusiasts), Capucine (a chocolate store pair of typefaces), Cuivrerie (a flared interlocking typeface based on lapidary inscriptions found in Bourgogne), Only One Dollar, Suilly La Tour (calligraphic script), Gaston (a large script family), Typha, Centaurea (a beautifully executed layered type system based on a didone with curved serifs), Toubib (hand-printed).

Typefaces from 2014: Hirondelle (connected script), Lecteur Heureux (connected upright loopy script), Happy Reader (connected script), Hopeful Giraffe (a very tall and thin upright script).

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Jean Boyault
[JB Foundry]

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Jean-Claude Gineau
[Maternellecolor]

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Jean-Marie Douteau

Jean-Marie Douteau (France) made free school handwriting fonts (with and without rulers): Ecolier, Ecolier_lignes, Ecolier_court, Ecolier_lignes_court, Douteau, Obase, Odumo. See also here, here and here.

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Jess Latham
[Blue Vinyl]

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Jinx

Young designer (b. 1995) who jumped on FontStruct in 2009, and burped up these fontstructions in just a few weeks: Defune, Echelon, Elfont, Embossed, Ghost, High-Noon, JINX, Needle (horizontal stripes), NightScape-Reverse, NightScape, Post-It-Notes, ShReD, The-Vine, Thorn, ZORRO, nikki-tikki-too-tom, squrible (cacography). Still in 2009, he created the bilined family Alkador (+Light, +Dark), the alphading Sound Waves, the artsy Jirix (!!!), Postage, and the scratchy Oops. Other faces there include Petal, Kryptonian and Error. He calls himself a grasshopper in the field of fontmaking. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joan Barjau

Born in Barcelona in 1950, Joan Barjau is a graphic and type designer, cartoonist, illustrator, painter, and animator who taught at Eina in Barcelona from 1984-1993. Designer at type-o-tones in Barcelona who made Analfabeta Regular (1999, with Flavio Morais), Analfabeta Pics (1999, with Flavio Morais), Analfabeto (+Pics, 2007, another vernacular typeface done with Flavio Morais), Ebu Script (1991-2013, a technical script done with José Manuel Urós), Iva (1993-2007), Jeune Adrian (1997), MeMimas (1991-2007, upright connected script done with José Manuel Urós; a Spanish school script commissioned in 1991 by publisher Barcanova), MeMimasAlternate, the great Sniff (1995, poster family), Talqual (1997, handwriting), Tschicholina (1997, unicase font inspired by Tschichold), Xiquets Primitives (1995, dingbats), Zubizarreta (1997, an award winner at Bukvaraz 2001; Zubizarreta Tosca is clearly Kafkaesque; the whole family is a mix between Neanderthal simplicity and Basque toughness).

In 2013, Joan Barjau published the cartoonish typeface family Sniff, which he first created in 1995. He writes: Joan Barjau used the pseudonym Sniff while working as a cartoonist for the Spanish satirical magazine El Papus, and Sniff is also the typeface based on the style of lettering he used for the balloons.

Interview by MyFonts.

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Joanne Taylor

Located in York, UK, Joanne is interested in children's reading and writing. Creator of two fonts in 2008: Qongosushi has a kind of raw but chunky feel and might look good on Menu or Magazine heading pages, whereas Qyrillic would be for Chapter Headings in children's or fantasy stories. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joe Hoffman
[ScenoGrafica]

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Joel Brogniart

Joel Brogniart from the University of Lyon created the connected school handwriting font Cursiv JB based on Cursif by Christophe Beaumale. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joel Miller

With Joe Hoffman, Joel Miller designed tens of fonts at ScenoGrafica from 1995-1997. These include Angelou, Autumn, BabysBlocks, BastilleDay, Bugs, Buonarroti, CakeandCandles, CandyCanes, CaptainSmith, Chaucer, ChineseNewYear, ChristmasDay, Cityscape, Clemens, ColumbusDay, Coward, Dante, DayoftheDead, Dinosaurs, Easter, Einstein, FathersDay, Faulkner, Fermi, Fiesta, Fitzgerald, Foster, Halloween, Hanukkah, HappyNewYear, Headliner, HeartsandFlowers, Heller, HollyTime, Jefferson, Keller, Kwanzaa, MPrimaryLined, MPrimaryTrainerLined, MPrimaryLined, MPrimaryTrainerLined, Melville, Michener, ModernCursiveTrainerLined, ModernCursiveTrainer, ModernCursive, ModernCursiveLined, ModernCursive, ModernCursiveLined, ModernCursiveTrainerLined, MothersDay, OCasey, OldGlory, Orwell, Paine, Party, Picnic, Pinter, PowWow, PunkinPatch, Quilt, Rainforest, Rand, RoshHashanah, SaintPaddy, Sampler, Scott, Shaw, Simon, Snowcap, Sousa, Spenser, SpringTime, StNicholas, StarSpangled, Stockings, SummerBeach, Tarkington, Thanksgiving, ThanksgivingII, Valentine, Valentine1, Waugh, Whitman, Willson, WinterWonderland, Winthrop, Wright, Zola. [Google] [More]  ⦿

John Greatorex
[School Fonts (was: Shepherdson Community Education Centre)]

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John Hudson
[John Hudson's six rules for teaching handwriting]

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John Hudson's six rules for teaching handwriting
[John Hudson]

John Hudson gives this great advice for teaching children.

  • Do not provide any single model to copy.
  • Provide students with good writing implements that they can control effectively. Almost all ballpoints except the most expensive are not suited to controlled writing. Fixed nibs are preferred, and students should be encouraged to experiment with both round and broad nibs as well as with split nibs, although the latter really require decent motor skills that are more easily acquired first with round or broad nibs.
  • Show students *lots* of good examples of different styles of writing to inspire them.
  • Discuss the concepts of legibility (you want other people to be able to recognise your letters), letter and word spacing (you want letters to group visually into words), and ask them to consider the merits of speed vs elaboration (you want to be able to write fast).
  • Invite them to develop their own writing styles, with continuous feedback in terms of legibility and speed.
  • It shouldn't matter at all in what style a student writes so long as the results can be read and it can be achieved reasonably efficiently.
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John Moore

Born in 1951, John Moore is a Venezuelan type designer. He studied graphic design in the Institute of graphic design Neumann from 1972 until 1976. In 1980 he took a workshop with Milton Glaser and since 1983 he has worked as an art director and creative director in many advertising agencies. He designs type since 1976.

His typefaces Gordis (a fattish comic book family) and Tepuy won awards at Tipos Latinos 2008 in the non-text and experimental typeface categories, respectively. At Tipos Latinos 2010, he won twice in the display category, for Victorina and Radio Time.

His typefaces: (New) Maracay (2013, a large layered Victorian signage family), Fine Art OT (2013, brushy typeface), Roadline Italic (2013, a retro script), JMTF Robin (2013, a layered post-modernist display family), Virgin Script (2013), Radio Time (2013, fat retro signage script), Radio Time Icons (2013), Palaima (2013, an aboriginal style face), Factor (2012, a layered geometric font), Onda (2012, a wavy psychedelic face), Blockee (2012), Aliykit Open (2012, a multiline typeface), VE Inconexa (2006, outline architectural face), VE Makiritare (2006, a double labyrinthine script that is based on symbolisms used by the Makiritare or Yecuana, river people who live in the village of Santa Maria de Erebato in the Venezuelan jungle on the border with Brazil), VE Moho (2006; or simply Moho in 2014), VE Palaima (2006, futuristic, Amazonian), Radio Time (fifties style script, with Alejandro Paul at Sudtipos), Fruta (stencil, influenced by Glaser?), Glaser Stencil Round, Gothike (sharp-edges), Aqua (ultra round), Club, Caracas (sans), Factor (hookish), Space Lab (futuristic family), Robin (headline), Victorina (multiline Victorian poster typeface which won an award at Tipos Latinos 2010), Victorina Black Shadow (2011), Waterman (2010, a flowing undulating script family), Spacelab (2010, futuristic) and RobinBienalII (2005).

Sudtipos sells these fonts of his via MyFonts: Makiritare (bilined, based on woven baskets), Palaima (experimental, runic), Precolombino (petroglyphs), Tepuy (rounded version of Makiritare), Roadline (2009, fifties diner font), Sacred Geo (2011, a geometric dingbat font that won an award at Tipos Latinos 2012), DeCoro (2011, art deco family), Sacred Geo Tiling (2011), Primate (2012, an African look typeface family), Morenita (2012, a connected fifties or school script), Takox (2012), Petroglifos (2012), Xtencil (2012, a rounded stencil influenced by Milton Glaser; followed by Xtencil LC and UC in 2013).

Typefaces from 2014: Scripta Pro and Gothic (40s-style lettering typeface inspired by the style of L.H. Copeland), InkArt Labels, Moho (named after Laszlo Moholy-Nagy), MohoBis Pro (a multilined version of Moho), Moho Condensed, Moho Script, Duvall (named after Edward J. Duvall, who published Modern Sign Painting in the late 1940s; Duvall won an award at Tipos Latinos 2014).

Klingspor link. MyFonts link. Behance link. Poster.

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José de Mendoza y Almeida

Influential French type designer, born in Sèvres in 1926. He worked with Maximilien Vox in the early 1950s. From 1954 to 1959 he was the assistant of Roger Excoffon at the Fonderie Olive, Marseille. From 1985 until 1990, he was a professor at the Imprimerie Nationale, Paris, where his students included Thierry Puyfoulhoux, Frank Jalleau, and Poul Søgren. Neufville republished many of his fonts. Thesis on Mendoza by Lucie Jullian for her graduation from Estienne in 2008. In 2010, Martin Majoor and Sébastien Morlighem published José de Mendoza y Almeida (Bibliothèque Typographique). List of his fonts:

  • Brennus (1980, Socotep).
  • Convention (1990, Imprimerie Nationale).
  • Ergo (1971, Hollenstein Phototypo).
  • Fidelio (1980, Mécanorma; and Neufville).
  • Full (1954-1955, Graphorel).
  • Mendoza (1975, CCT - Typogabor - Letraset), ITC Mendoza (1991, ITC): a legible text family.
  • Narval (1956, Gérard Blanchard - Courrier Graphique).
  • Ogan (1954-1955, Graphorel).
  • Pascal (1959, Fonderie Amsterdam). Ile de France (1960, Enric Crous-Vidal, Fonderie Typographique Française) is similar. Pascal ND is Neufville's digital version.
  • Père Castor (1975, CCT - Typogabor). It is a cursive almost school script created for Flammarion. A free digital version was created by Thierry Puyfoulhoux.
  • Photina (Monotype). This gracious book typeface is perhaps Mendoza's most famous face. Some drawings of Photina.
  • Sévres (1954-1955, Cenpa).
  • Sully-Jonquières (originally Socotep&Mecanorma, 1980). It is called Sully Jonquières ND at Neufville.
  • Yerma (1970, Hollenstein Phototypo).

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Jowaco

Joe is the British creator of the free font Krips2 (2008), which was made primarily for teachers who are using the 'Cripps' scheme to teach spelling and handwriting in British schools but glyphs have been added which will cover other languages. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Juan-José Marcos
[Kid Letters]

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Judex

Designers of the educational font MM Schuldruck (2001). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Juliet Shen
[Shen Design]

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Julius de Goede

Dutch Creative Alliance designer of Uncia (1999, uncial), Rudolph (Fraktur), Julius Primary (1999, a school font family), Amadeo (handwriting, 1999, with Fiel van der Veen) and Augusta (1999, +Cancellaresca, +Schnurkl). He published Xander (2001) at Agfa, a font based on the handwriting of the Dutch type designer Alexander Verberne. Finally, he published the calligraphic script family Gaius (2002), the calligraphic Bastarda typeface family Bernhardt Standard (2003), the Fraktur typeface family Frakto (2003), and the blackletter family Rockner (2005) at Linotype.

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Just in Type (was: Tipomovel)
[Tony de Marco]

Just in Type (ex-Tipomovel) is a Brazilian foundry run by Tony de Marco (b. 1963) and his brother Caio de Marco in Sao Paulo since 2005. Tony de Marco was an illustrator for Folha de S. Paulo, 1987-1994. He co-edits Tupigrafia with Claudio Rocha Franco.

As a type designer, he created over 50 faces for the newspaper Noticias Populares, for America Online, and the magazines Moderna, Saraiva, FTD and Atica. Free fonts at the Tipomovel site included Ariana, Beabá, Bloco, CyberComix, Cyber Rounded, Cyber-Zinha, Digital Typewriter, Egly (my favorite--a Bodoni with curly serifs), Futura Vítima, Futura Vítima Bold, Futura Vítima Extra Bold, Games, Genoveva, Helvetica Backlight, Illinoise, Macmania Bold, Neurastenic, Notícias Populares, Oficina Bold, Pin ups, Pixel, Pravda, Sequestro, Simbolo, Splash, Stalin, Sumô, Super Braille (created for the Dorina Nowill Foundation), Times Change, Tipografia, Toxic Bodoni, Web Power, Zine. Samba LT (2003, Linotype, designed with Carlo de Marco; this art deco typeface was inspired by the lettering art of J. Carlos, a Brazilian illustrator during the early 20th century) won an award at the Linotype International Type Design Contest 2003.

Just in Type typefaces include HallowHell Dingbats (2006, Halloween dingbats), Drop It (2005, dot matrix), Illinoise (2005, techno-grunge, by Tony and Caio de Marco), Pixel Zoo (2008, dingbats), Inferno Dingbats (2008), Brazil Pixo Retro (2007, rune simulation), Fractal (2010), Concreta (2011, a stencil typeface in the style of Josef Albers, done with Niko Fernandez).

In 2012, Tony de Marco and Diego Maldonado codesigned Garoa (a black rounded sans). Influenced by Herb Lubalin, it was derived from the free font Garoa Hacker Clube (done with Diego Maldonado).

In 2014, Bernardo Faria and Tony de Marco created the masculine typeface family Terrorista, and wrote this blurb: Terrorista is a homage to everyone who fought against the Millitary Regime in Brazil from 1964 to 1985. The Terrorista Marighella features generous inktraps, fits perfect for small sizes. Terrorista Dilma has the same design as the Marighella, but without inktraps, made for display. The last typeface from the package is Terrorista Lamarca, stencil version. This is the font for the political propaganda machine.

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Just van Rossum

Dutch experimental nutty (in the good sense!) and prolific type designer (b. Haarlem, 1966) who created famous fonts such as Beowolf, Brokenscript, BeoSans, Trixie, Flixel (FUSE 2), and Schulbuch. He is also a font software expert who has initiated many ideas in the areas of type software. He created Phaistos (1990-1991, the Font Bureau, with David Berlow), which was inspired by the flared angular designs of Rudolf Koch such as Locarno). Designer or co-designer at LettError of LettErrorRobot-Chrome (2001), FFTrixie (X-files original), FF Advert (1991, a flared sans family), FF Schulschrift (1991; in versions A, B and C following the German school script recommendations), FF StampGothic (1992), FF Confidential (1992, grunge), FF Karton (1992, a grungy stencil face), FF Flightcase (1992, a grungy didone stencil), FF Dynamoe (1992, a dymo label font, white on black), FF Hands, FF Brokenscript (1990, blackletter), Federal, and the random font Beowolf (1990, with Erik van Blokland). At FUSE 11, he designed What You See/What You Get (with Erik van Blokland).

Bio at Emigre. FontShop link. Klingspor link. FontFont link.

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Karlgeorg Hoefer

German scribe, type designer and unbelievable calligrapher, b. 1914 in Schlesisch-Drehnow, d. 2000 in Offenbach. Following schooling in Schlesien and Hamburg, he served a four-year typesetting apprenticeship from 1930-1934 in Hamburg and later at the Kunstgewerbeschule (School of Arts and Crafts) in Offenbach am Main. From 1939 until 1945 he was in active military service and became a prisoner of the Russians. After that ordeal, he became a calligraphy teacher at the Werkkunstschule in Offenbach, and developed a universal pen with novel writing and drawing techniques for the company Brause. It is at that point that Hoefer started designing types as well. From 1970 to 1979, Hoefer was a lecturer and later professor at the HfG (School of Design) in Offenbach. From 1981 to 1988, Hoefer ran summer calligraphy workshops in the USA (Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, New York, Washington, and other cities). In 1982, Karlgeorg Hoefer founded a calligraphy workshop in Offenbach for everyone, with evening courses and summer school, and in 1987, the registered association "Calligraphy Workshop Klingspor, Offenbach, Supporters of International Calligraphy." From 1987 to 1995, he was the chairman of the association while teaching continuing courses and summer school classes with leading foreign calligraphers. Hoefer has written two books about calligraphy: "Das alles mit einer Feder" (Brause, 1953) and "Kalligraphie, gestaltete Handschrift" (Econ, 1986). Numerous articles about Hoefer's work have appeared in calligraphy journals in Holland, France, the USA, and Japan. In 1989, the book "Schriftkunst/Letterart Karlgeorg Hoefer" was published as part of Calligraphy-Editions Herbert Maring (Die Kalligraphie Edition, Hardheim, Germany, 1989). For his activities as a calligrapher, Hoefer received the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 1993. His typefaces:

  • At Klingspor: Salto (1952), Saltino (1953), Saltarello (1954), Monsun (1954). Salto is a famous and often-copied brush script.
  • At D. Stempel: Prima (1957), Zebra (1963-1965, D. Stempel, a script that plays on the simulation of grey and the use of two colors; revived by Colin Kahn in 2007 as P22 Zebra).
  • At Ludwig&Mayer: Permanent (1962-1969, a large Grotesk family developed over many years---this was revived by Daylight in 2010 as Permanent Massiv; URW sells Permanent Headline URW D without even a word about the original designer; Softmaker has Plakette Serial and P700 sans; Castcraft has OPTI Permanent and OPTI Pinacle; Marcus Sterz published Letterpress Headline in 2009), Stereo (1963, an outline poster headline script developed between 1957 and 1968; digitally revived in 1993 as Stereo (Tobias Frere-Jones, Font Bureau)), Elegance (1964, a handwriting script, which was the basis for Sincerely (2005, Canada Type)), Big Band (1974, a fat poster script revived in 2007 by Nick Curtis as Baby Cakes NF (2007)), Big Band Terrazzo (1974, a glaz krak face), Headline (1964, a poster typeface that emanated fom Permanent).
  • Programm-Grotesk (1970): Hoefer's first digital typeface, commissioned by JT Hellas for the Greek telephone books It was first used in the digital machine Digiset of Dr. Ing. Hell in Kiel.
  • From 1978 until 1980, Karlgeorg got involved in the development of a German license plate font that could withstand forgery by black marker pens. The typeface, FE Mittelschrift/Engschrift, had also input from other sources.
  • Lateinischen Ausgangsschrift (1974): a school script for the Linotype phototypesetter. This led later to VA Schrift (Berthold and Linotype).
  • At Linotype: Omnia (1990, a unicase typeface with a Celtic uncial feel), San Marco (1990, round gothic / Rundgotisch), Notre Dame (1991-1993, a full blackletter face), Dominatrix (1994), Sho (1992, Asian brush script), Beneta (1992, a French bastarda inspired by the Littera beneventana, the script of the Benedictine scribes from the 10th to the 12th century).

Linotype page. FontShop link. Klingspor link.

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Kent Swecker
[A New Machine]

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Kevin Simpson
[Cybertype (was: Western Commercial Arts Company (WCA Co))]

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Kid Letters
[Juan-José Marcos]

Kid Letters is a set of eleven instructional style truetype fonts designed in 2005-2006 by Juan José Marcos, a professor of classical languages in Plasencia, Spain. 60 Euros for the set: KidLetters-Bold, KidLetters, KidLettersArrows, KidLettersDotted, KidLettersDottedGuided1, KidLettersDottedGuided2, KidLettersDottedSquared, KidLettersGuided1, KidLettersGuided2, KidLettersMajuscules, KidLettersSquared (2006). This font family is specifically designed for teaching kids how to write, using aids such as dotted glyphs, lined letters, directional arrows and a combination of these. Letters do link to each other in a natural fashion. These manuscript fonts contain all the common signs, as well as accented characters - acute accent, grave accent, circumflex, tilde, diaeresis or umlaut mark, ring, cedilla, ae and oe ligatures, o slash and German double s - for Western European languages (Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian, German, Dutch, Danish, Norvegian, Swedish and Icelandic, among others) and current symbols. [Google] [More]  ⦿

KidsFonts
[Teresa Knezek]

TraceFont, NealFont and ColorFont by Teresa Knezek from Fairbanks, AK. Truetype for PC and Mac. Shareware. See also here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

KidTYPEPaint

A brush font published by Monotype in 1998. See also here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kim Voss
[Ashley's Mom]

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Kimberly Geswein

Born in Missouri in 1979, Kimberly moved first to Texas and later (in 2007) to China, and most recently, to Orlando, FL. She made some free fonts (often handwriting styles), and also ran a personal handwriting font service [those fonts have names that start with KGD]. MyFonts link. FontSquirrel link. Home page. Fontspace link. Dafont link. Fontsy link. Abstract Fonts link. Fontspring link. Klingspor link. Google Web Font Directory link. Creative Market link. Family home page. Her fonts, by year:

Kimera Type (was: Diseño Kimera)
[Gabriel Martinez Meave]

Kimera Type (was: Diseño Kimera) is a commercial Mexican design firm founded in 1994 by Gabriel Martinez Meave (b. Mexico City, 1972), who is by far Mexico's most prolific and talented type designer. The only freebie is Presidencia at the Mexican Government site.

Meave.org deals with illustrations and other occult arts. Behance link. Speaker at ATypI 2009 in Mexico City. Interview. Some of his early faces were published at Tiypo. Diseño Kimera has made numerous custom fonts for Mexican clients. His typefaces:

  • Arcana (2000, +Manuscript) won an award at Bukvaraz in 2001. The script font Arcana was traced out with a pointed metal quill and then digitized to give it a thoroughly 19th century look. It won an award at TDC 2000.
  • In 2006, he made the powerful serif typeface Artifex.
  • Aztlan (1998) is a fun artsy slab serif.
  • Basilica (1999, +Rotunda) is an extra-condensed experimental font based on a modern high-contrast design. Award winner at TDC2.
  • Comanda (handwritten).
  • Darka (2005) is a roman blackletter face. This typeface wo an award at TDC2 2006. Images: i, ii, iii.
  • Economista is a text typeface created for the Mexican business newspaper El Economista.
  • Ferra Sabs, commisioned by the the department stores El Palacio de Hierro.
  • Fulgora (medieval).
  • Indio (handwriting). Commissioned for a beer ad.
  • Integra a contemporary roman sans family.
  • Jumex Sans (2012). Custom font for a fruit juice advertising campaign.
  • For Lagarto (2001) is based on the hand of a 16th century Mexican calligrapher. It won an award at Bukvaraz 2011.
  • Mexica (1996) is a large octagonal font family created to set text in náhuatl.
  • Mystix is a rune font based on a secret alphabet for a Delaware Punch promotional program.
  • Neocodex (1996) is an organic family.
  • At Adobe he designed the OpenType typeface Organica (2000), a semiserif.
  • Pearson Calligraphic (1999).
  • Presidencia (2008, free at the Mexican Government site) won an award at TDC2 2008 and at Tipos Latinos 2008 (for extensive text family). He writes about Presidencia Sans: Inspired by Toltec and Aztec architecture, the letterforms of Presidencia follow a humanist sans-serif scheme that combines Mexican character with Latin structure. This grand family was commissioned by the Mexican Federal Government, to suit its new identity program, impeccably designed by Mexican firm Ideograma. The type family comprises twenty variants, to cover a full spectrum of possibilities, from official documents to corporate signage, billboards and nation-wide campaigns in all media.
  • Puuc, according to Meave, was inspired by the Mayan puuc style of modular architecture.
  • Rondana (2002) is a rounded character family in the style of VAG Round.
  • Sol and Solida. Sol was made for a beer ad.
  • In 2011, he created the Telcel Sans family, which was commissioned by Mexico's main telecommunications company for use in corporate communication, advertising and printed matter, as well as billboards, television and many other visual media. It won an award at Tipos Latinos 2012.
  • Tlatoani Sans won an award at Tipos Latinos 2010.
  • Tolteca.

Klingspor link. Behance link. Old Kimera type link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

kindergarten.com

Kindergarten and New Kindergarten are two 4-font families for school age children. With and without rules and arrows. Commercial product, truetype and type 1. Kindergarten (2000), New Kindergarten (2002). Company located in Wichita Falls, TX. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kinkido
[Yoshizaku Imada]

Commercial Japanese foundry that sells the typefaces of Yoshizaku Imada.

The typeface library: Seicho Mincho-tai Kinryo, Seicho Mincho-tai Kinryo B, Shincho Kankokutai Keisetsu, Shisen Souchou-tai Ryusou, Sakigake, Fumite, Shiori, Saotome, Madoka, Hokuto, Uguisu, Ishibumi, Kurofune, Yabusame, Takasago, Bateren, Genroku, Edo, Hayato, Kizahashi, Sakuragi, Kotonoha, Sayoi, Motoi, Ikehara, Manabu, Kuramochi, Hisanaga, Yukawa, Minami, Taira, Akebono, Sagano, Naniwa, Aoi, Kamome, Hanabusa, Taoyame, Kuretake, Masurao, Waji Oh Hanabusa, Waji Oh Kuretake, Waji Oh Kotonoha, Waji Taoyame, Waji Masurao, Imarisu, Pokkuru, Hatsuhiyamato, Wakabayamato, Minoriyamato, Hanarenge, Hanakocho, Hanabotan, Nanohana, Shogakukan Antique, Kana Minyu Mincho, Kana MInyu Gothic, Tsuya, Go Curl, Heisei Maru Gothic-tai, Mincho, Koran Hoso Socho, Bokassy, Imaryu, Imaso.

They have a special section on kanji fonts for children and schools.

Typecache link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Klaus Burkhardt

All 25 Fraktur fonts here were digitized by Klaus Burkhardt. After his death, his son Klemens is distributing the fonts. No downloads. The faces: Altenburger Gotisch, Balmung, Fette Bernhard, Behrens-Schrift, Trump Deutsch, Hupp Fraktur (1999), Hans-Sachs-Gotisch, Kleukens, Hartwig (1999), Sinkwitz Gotisch, Sinkwitz Regular, CoellnCurrent, Deutsche Kanzlei, Enge Münchner Fraktur, Grosse Gotisch, Hotterfont, Jean-Paul-Schrift (a revival of a fraktur by Breitkopf of the 1790s, done in 1999), Scherenschnitt (2003), Klaus-Fraktur, Nuernberger, Barlösius (1999), KühneSchrift (2000), Walthari, Lautenbach, Leibniz Fraktur (1912, Genzsch&Heise; revived in 2003 by Petra Heidorn and in 2012 by Ralph M. Unger), Lyrisch Fraktur, Eckmann, Deutsche Kursiv, Peter-Jessen-Schrift, Romantisch, Rhapsodie. Other faces: Funny Type, Civilité, Fette Ella Kursiv, Ginkgo Schrift, Grossmütter Schreibschrift, Regenmettel, Sütterlin (2000, after the original bu Ludwig Sütterlin, 1914; see DS-Sütterlin by Delbanco), Krimhilde, Kalligraf, Boutique. There is a nice sub-page with beer capsules featuring Fraktur lettering. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Klaus Düring

A German page about Sütterlin, the "Deutsche Schreibschrift". It includes a free font by Klaus Düring appropriately called Deutsche Schrift (1996). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Koelooptiemanna Productions (was: KosteX)
[Roel Koster]

Dutchman Roel Koster made the royalty-free KosteXSchool (or: SchoolKX) font for kids' letter tracing. It is in fact an Avant-Garde style font. Direct access. See also here and here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kymm
[Creative Chaos]

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L' Encrier
[Philippe Tassel]

Philippe Tassel at L'Encrier made free school handwriting fonts: Beaumale, Du Cahier (1994).

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

Lakanal

French school font archive. It also has a few school fonts created by Lakanal itself ca. 2006 such as cursive and beauger. I could not locate the name of the designer or even the name of the web site owner except that Lakanal is related to a school in Lille, a suburb of Belgium. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lars Törnqvist
[Cercurius (was: Lars Törnqvist Typografi)]

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Lateinische Ausgangsschrift

A German school font in use since 1953. The metafont la package simulates it.

A slightly simplified form used in Hannover since 1973 is Vereinfachte Ausgangsschrift. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Laurence Bedoin

Marion Andrews, Malou Verlomme and Laurence Bedoin collaborated on the school fonts Écriture A and Écriture B which are presented in Modèles d'écriture scolaire (2013), a document issued by the French Ministry of Education. These fonts are available from Eduscol. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Laurence Bedouin

Professor of Applied Arts who graduated from Ecole Estienne. Designer (with H&eacut;loïse Tissot) of a French school font, which he presented in March 2005 during a meeting held at the National Museum of Edication in Rouen, France. The link given here refers to a PDF which contains the proceedings of that meeting. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lee Batchelor

Maine-based photo editor, designer, and web guy. Creator of the upright connected (school) script font Fifth Grade Cursive (2011), Smotth Papyrus (a smooth version of papyrus), the cleanly hand-printed Mathilde (2012) and Popcorn Mountain (2012).

In 2013, he created Frosting For Breakfast (script face), Turkeyface, Mathilde (script face), Que Rompa (an extreme-contrast poster face: the full family is commercial), Pretty City Kitties, Mousedrawn, and the gorgeous technical handwriting typeface #1 Ichiro.

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lehrerweb

Free school fonts: Schulschrift95 (2001, Edelweiss), Druckschrift95 (1997, Edelweiss), MM Schuldruck (2001, Judex). Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Leonid Silkin

Designer at Graphic bureau Az-Zet of the Cyrillic/Latin fonts AZ HighWayC (1990-1995, similar to Broadway, Morris Fuller Benton, ATF, 1928), and AZ PoligonC (1990-1995). See also here. He also designed the educational font series Didactica (1997), useful for both Latin and Cyrillic. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Les Besnardtypo
[Michel Besnard]

The French type designers Michel (b. 1942) and Rosalyne Besnard (b. 1946) live in Rouen. Under the brand Les Besnardtypo, they jointly designed Micmac (Agfa Creative Alliance, 1997), ITC Odyssee (1996), ITC Typados (1997), Rom (Creative Alliance, 1998), Bouchon (Letraset, 2000), Huit (Visual Graphics Corporation, 1972), Sargon (Visual Graphics Corporation, 1974: bilined and futuristic), Migraph (Agfa Monotype, 1999), PistolShot LT Std Normal and Light (Linotype, 2003), Nazca (Monotype Imaging, 2005), Sargon (Monotype Imaging, 2006), First One (Monotype Imaging, 2006: a family for teaching the alphabet to children), Mickros (Monotype Imaging, 2007), Pantin (Monotype Imaging, 2007), De Gama (Monotype Imaging, 2008), Pasta (Monotype Imaging, 2008).

Linotype page. FontShop link. Another FontShop link.

View Michel Besnard's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Louis Madarasz

Penman, b. 1859, San Antonio, TX, from Hungarian parents. His maternal grandfather, Ladislaus Ujhazi, was Governor of Kameron and the Count of Saros. He traveled a lot and was a versatile and multi-dimensional person. He spent most of his life in New York, and died in 1910 in San Francisco. Author of Lessons in Advanced Engraver's Script, published by C.W. Jones in Brockton, MA. Zaner&Bloser published The Madarasz Book - The Secret of the Skill of Madarasz in 1911, based on documents and sources given to them by Louis Madarasz's widow, Clara K. Madarasz. Scan of a calligraphic alphabet called Commercial College. Scans from the 1911 book: capitals drawn in 1909, death notice from 1910, engraved capitals, instructions, image, letter in 1902 to zaner and Bloser, lower case alphabet, Madarasz Script, Plate five alphabet, sample, signature, another signature, yet another signature, teachable capitals, portraits at ages 25, 35 and 45.

His work influenced Burgues Script (2007, Sudtipos). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ludwig Sütterlin

Berlin-based graphic designer (b. 1865, Lahr, d. 1917, Berlin) who in 1915-1917 invented the Sütterlin Schreibschrift, which was used to teach children handwriting. Various Sütterlin fonts can now be found on the web. It was introduced in the German schools starting between 1924 and 1934, and was used until 1941-1950, depending upon the region, when standard handwriting was taught. Scans: German writing style, Latin writing style, picture from 1914, the alphabet, another view, a practice book from a Berlin school, 1919, his own handwriting, how to hold the pen.

References: Marcus Hahn's course at the University of Saarland covers the Sütterlin Schrift. See also the 1983 essay by Wolfgang Hendlmeier: A, B, C, D, E. Anselm S. Bär wrote a brief biography in 1999.

Digital fonts for Sütterlin:

Author of Neuer Leitfaden für den Schreibunterricht (Albrecht-D&7uml;rer-Haus, Berlin, 1926). [Google] [More]  ⦿

M. Kahler
[Pelikan Lehreinfo]

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Mada Engel

Designer of ArtDecoBlock (2003), Jason Bunetta Hand (2002), DooHickiesOneNormal, DooHickiesTwoNormal (fleurons!), JasonBunettaTwoNormal, LineArtDooHickiesOne, LineArtDooHickiesTwo (useful paragraph separators), MaxineNormal, ShadowLandNormal, SimplePrintNormal, all in 2002. In 2003, she made Connect the Dots. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Malou Verlomme

French graduate student of typography at the University of Reading who graduated in 2005. His typeface Ficus (2005) won an award in the Creative Review Type Competition 2005.

He wrote Technological Shifts in Type Design and Production (2006).

His typefaces: Respublika (2013, a humanist sans done with Gregori Vincens, Fontyou), Camille (2010-2011, for Camille Muller), ECAM (2009-2010, for the ECAM theater), Dijon (2011, for the identity of Dijon's Opera house), Arbre (2010, for the identity of the coffee brand L'Arbre de Cafe), Ficus (2005-2006), Syneas (2009, for Syneas), Digitaline (2007, a Futura-like family done for Agence Digitaline), Vingt-huit (2007), Sabasi (2008), Gem (2007, art nouveau), Oops (2006).

Marion Andrews, Malou Verlomme and Laurence Bedoin collaborated on the school fonts Écriture A and Écriture B which are presented in Modèles d'écriture scolaire (2013), a document issued by the French Ministry of Education. These fonts are available from Eduscol.

Verlomme set up Long Type in 2012 with Mathieu Chévara. As osf 2014, that site is still inactive.

Typecache link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Manfred Klein
[Manfred Klein's Fonteria]

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Manfred Klein's Fonteria
[Manfred Klein]

Frankfurt-based designer (b. 1932) whose creative output is so large that he deserves a separate web page. His URL at Moorstation from 2000-2007. New page on him by Florian Rochler. Font squirrel link. Dafont link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Manvel Shmavonyan

Moscow-based Armenian type designer (b. 1960, Artashat, Armenia) and graphic artist. In 1984 graduated from the Moscow Poligraphic Institute, department of Polygraphic Product Design. He worked for the Type Department of Committee of Print in Yerevan, and for the publishing houses Ayastan, Luys and Sovetakan Grokh. At Microsoft's request, in 1999, he was consulted for the Armenian section of the Sylfaen project.

Creator of PT Margarit Armenian and Asmik (1997, Armenian, based on PT Petersburg, 1992, by Vladimir Yefimov), available from ParaType, where he is an active type designer. These fonts won awards from the Type Directors Club in 1999.

At ParaType, he also published Propisi Cyrillic + western (1997, a school script family), PT Henman Pictograms (2001, based on Armenian ornaments revived by Henrik Mnatsakanyan), Cooper BT (2000, a Cyrillic version of the Bistream family by the same name), Henman Western, Karolla Western (2002, art nouveau face, based on an alphabet of Lucian Bernhard, 1912), Zagolovochnaya Western (2002, based on a Caslon model from 1725), Haverj Western (2004, flared mini-serifed typeface with an f and a j ready for the paralympics), PT Margarit (1997, based on PT Bodoni by A. Tarbeev), Bardi (2004, Paratype, an extra compressed decorative stenciled typeface based on the lettering created in 1970s by the Armenian type designer Henrik Mnatsakanyan (1923-2001)), Haverj (2004, Paratype, also based on Mnatsakanyan's work), and PT Noah (1997, to accompany Tagir Safayev's PT FreeSet, 1992).

Asmik, and Humanist 531 Cyrillic (the latter codesigned with Isay Slutsker) won awards at Bukvaraz 2001.

In 2007, he designed the text and display family Susan (Paratype; award winner at Paratype K2009), which was named after his wife. Award winner at Granshan 2008.

In 2010, he designed the Ripe Apricot humanistic sans family (ParaType). Narevik (2011, Paratype) is a dynamic low contrast design with slightly rounded triangle serifs.

In 2011, he created the free Google Web Font Marmelad, meant for headlines.

Jacques Francois and Jacques Francois Shadow (2012, Cyreal) were codesigned with Alexei Vanyashin. They are revivals of the Enschedé no. 811 type specimen (ca. 1760) by Jacques François Rosart (1714-1774), made for Enschedé Printing House. Free at Google Web Fonts.

Typefaces from 2013: Vaccine (a slab serif family, ParaType). This was followed in 2014 by the humanist Vaccine Sans (2014, with the help of Alexandra Korolkova and Gayaneh Bagdasaryan).

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

Marion Andrews

French calligrapher from Saint-Laurent-en-Grandvaux. Designer of a French school font, which was presented in March 2005 during a meeting held at the National Museum of Education in Rouen, France. The link given here refers to a PDF which contains the proceedings of that meeting. Marion Andrews's school font has a basic monoline sans caps style tilted at only 5 degrees, and a connected lower case whose rhythm was influenced by the Dryad Writing style of Alfred Fairbank (1932).

Marion Andrews won an award for writing organized by the Ministère de l'Éducation nationale in France.

Marion organized a workshop on Fraktur/Gothic fonts, from 21-26 July 2003, in the Jura region of France. See also here.

Marion Andrews, Malou Verlomme and Laurence Bedoin collaborated on the school fonts Écriture A and Écriture B which are presented in Modèles d'écriture scolaire (2013), a document issued by the French Ministry of Education. These fonts are available from Eduscol. PDF with some of her work. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Martin Hermersdorf

German writing expert, 1894-1981. In 1950, Rudolf Koch and he proposed a Deutsche Schreibschrift for the fourth grade of Bavarian schools. [Details of that proposal.] He developed Fibeldruckschrift in 1957. Martin wrote Die Entwicklung der deutschen Schreibschrift in 1960. No metal font was made of his proposals, but Delbanco created a digital version called DS Hermersdorf. Picture from 1950. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Martin Kotulla
[SoftMaker Software GmBH (now: freefont.de)]

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Massallera

School font made in 1999 by an unknown designer. Download here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Match Fonts
[Michel Bujardet]

Match Fonts is the West Hollywood, CA-based foundry led by Michel Bujardet (b. Bordeaux, France, 1951), who is Mike Budge on alt.binaries.fonts. They make and sell interesting font paks. A particular favorite of mine is the Calligraphic Fonts Pack 2, which has the beautiful medieval-look typeface Rodolphe (2001), together with the Chancellerie family, the blackletter font SquareText, and a few Uncial fonts called Oncial. Free demos. Cursive Handwriting is a 6-font pak for teaching handwriting. Also offering a handwriting and signature font service. Among free offerings, check Le Blackmail (ransom font). Also, commercial fonts for these languages: Armenian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Estonian, Greek, Hawaian, International Phonetic (IPA), Hebrew, Hieroglyphs, Hungarian, Japanese, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Marshallese, Polynesian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Turkish, Ukrainian, Yiddish.

Interesting typefaces: Boulon (letters with bolts), Bujardet Freres (French restaurant type), Calebasse (1997, semi-psychedelic), Chinoiseries (Chinese look-alike), Cristolikid (LCD), Diodes Light, Grecques, Halloween, Malabars, Metroplitain (art nouveau), Monogram, Octogone, Osselets (bones), Parador, Ruban Dis-Moi, SilBooettes, TSF et Compagnie, Venitienne, Yiddilatin, Zebrues, and the dingbats Dinosotype, Alphabetzier, Nahkt Hieroglyphics, Norman Prince (children's handwriting), Angelots, Sceaux, Seraphiques, Talismans, La Main Guided, La Main Solid (both children's tracing fonts), Bordini, Bordofixed, BoumBoum, ChapClerk, Dactylographe (nice!), Halotique (sans serif), Tortillon (2001, art deco), Normographe (great too!), Normafixed, Oloron, Parlante (serif family), Presse (typewriter), Technicien. Plus handwriting fonts Skrypta, Skryptaag (upright and connected), Willegha. a Morse Code font. The Halloween pack includes Coulures, Halloween, Osselets and SilBooettes. Fixed width fonts include Dactylographe, Oloron, Bordo, Norma. Direct access. Interview and photo. Alternate URL (in French), with many more fonts, such as the handwritten Pierre, Mariette. MICR E13 B font.

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

Maternellecolor
[Jean-Claude Gineau]

Jean-Claude Gineau is a French free font designer, who specializes in school fonts to teach handwriting. Font subpage. The fonts: Boite-pleine, Boite-vide, Cursive (by Jean-Claude Gineau and Antoine Fetet), Cursive-Fléchée, Maternellecolor-creuse, Maternellecolor-creusesans, Maternellecolor-cursive-case, Maternellecolor-graphisme, Maternellecolorgraphisme2, Maternellecolor-numération-espace, Maternellecolor-trace-cursive, Picto-Moustache. All these are made in 2005-2006. Only Maternellecolor cursive case has a 1997 date and shows the name Jean-Claude Gineau. I have no idea if he made just this or all the fonts. Dafont link. Designer of an upright connected school script typeface called GinoSchoolScript (1997), which can be found in this archive. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Matthew Napolitano
[Highground Industries (or: Highground Graffiti Fonts, or: Fulltime Artists)]

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Médiatic

This French outfit specializes in beautiful handwriting fonts, often calligraphic or with an old look. Prices vary from 50 to 200USD per font: Calligraphie Parchemin, Calligraphie Princesse, Ambassador, Karen, Charlotte, Sebastian are some of the fonts. Your personal handwriting font for 360USD. For a few extra dollars, you can have alternate characters made as well, such as dingbats, math, bold characters, signatures, or special accents. They also sell the handwriting fonts of famous people: Delacroix, Rousseau, Van Gogh, Voltaire, Gauguin, Chateaubriand, Monet, Mme de Sévigné, Georges Sand, François Rabelais, Victor Hugo, Rimbaud, Georges Washington, Nostradamus, Léonard de Vinci. For 600 dollars, you can get an 8-font set of your handwriting which, under Word, will make the letters change as you write. Finally, they offer a collection of orthographic fonts for kids (for connected handwriting). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Medienwerkstatt Mühlacker
[Ralf Lohuis]

German commercial school font outfit. Free demo fonts. The categories: Lateinische Ausgangsschrift, Vereinfachte Ausgangsschrift, Schulausgangsschrift, Druckschriften, Druckschriften Bayern, Pädagogische Zeichensätze, Zeichensätze für die Mathematik, Weihnachtsfonts, Sekundarfonts, Sekundarfonts. Of the many fonts, here are some made by Manfred Klein: KreuzWort, Norddruck, Sdfett, Vahalb, Veraus, Verfett. Ralf Lohuis (from Hünxe) made these fonts: Adam, Atlas, Bausteine, Blackwhite, Boxquestion, Domino, Eisenbahn, FlaggenABC, Geheim, Guitar, KreuzWort, Lapunkt, Lineatur, MatheRechner, MatheTangram, Meteo, Musik, Norddruck, Nordspur, Saspunkt, Sdfett, Sport, Telegraf, Trainee, Vahalb, VeenPikto, Veraus, Verfett, ZahlenABC. Subpage on school fonts. Christmas fonts made between 1999 and 2002, also by Lohuis: Fichten, Lichterglanz, Osterei, Schnee, Tannen, Verschneit, Weihnacht. Sub-page on Swiss school fonts where one finds CH Schrift 1 through 4, and Stein and Stein 1-Linie, Stein 2-Linie and Stein 4-Linie. At the Austrian school font sub-page, we find Druckschrift and Schulschrift 95. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Michel Besnard
[Les Besnardtypo]

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Michel Bujardet
[Fontmenu.com]

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Michel Bujardet
[Match Fonts]

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Michel Lun
[Peax Web Design]

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Michel Troy
[Urban Pixel (or: UP Font Studio)]

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Miguel Angel Padriñán Alba
[Mr. Black Fonts]

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Montessori
[Thomas A. Osthege]

On this site, we have two collections of truetype fonts. The first one is a Helvetica-style collection by Thomas A. Osthege (Eurocomp HH, 1993) with these fonts: HH123quadrRechnenQuadrate, HH123Rechnen, HHKursiv, HHmod123quadrModifiziertRechnenQuadrate, HHmod123ModifiziertRechnen, HHmodModifiziert, HH and HHUmrissUmriss. The second one is a collection of children's fonts and dingbats by Dr. Gert Wettschureck (Frankfurt, Germany, 1994): LoKinderDingsbums-Links, LoKinderDingsbums-Rechts, LoKinderSchrift-Dunkel, LoKinderSchrift-Hell. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Morales Sócrates Rafael González Rodíguez

Spanish designer of the free connected school script font Morasoft (2013). I have difficulties parsing the five-part name. I guess Rafael is the third first name, and González is the first family name. Now, Morales, the first first name is a standard family name. I presume that Socrates is there as an homage to his globe-trotting Greek uncle. No, that is wrong. In reality, we have two guys: suspect number one is Socrates Morales, and suspect number two is Rafael Gonzalez Rodiguez. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mountain Lake Software

Children's handwriting fonts: School Text [Plain, Bold, Lined, Lined-Bold, Arrows], all made in 1994. Commercial Kiddo font. Based in San Francisco. Register to obtain the free font Dracula. Their free lined educational font SchoolScriptLined (1994) is here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mr. Black Fonts
[Miguel Angel Padriñán Alba]

Mexico City-based graphic designer. Creator of Pixa Square (2014: a dot matrix typeface family that includes some arcade game dingbats as well), Domino (2014: digitization of a typeface by Sabino Gainza), Norma Script (2014, avant-garde sans), Norma Cursiva (2014), Macmillan (2014, sans), El Corondel (2014, signage script), Taller (2014, done with Manuel Flores), Mr. Pascal (2014: LED or kitchen style typeface for numbers on watches), Britannia Capital (2014: a calligraphic copperplate typeface), Alfaomega (2014, avant-garde sans), Alfaomega Cursiva (2014, school script font), Espiral (2013, a Victorian school project font at Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas UNA).

Behance link. Newer Behance link. Old Wordpress link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Murat Yegul

Turkish creator of the readable hand-printed typeface McMuratti (2011) and the squarish typeface McAlberto (2011). He also made the upright connected school script typeface McLeonardo (2011), McLeona (2012), the cratchy hand-printed McVincenzo (2011) and the spiky typeface McAlbertina (2011).

In 2012, he made a tall-ascendered version of Garamond, called Garamond Tall.

All his typefaces are free.

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Nan Jay Barchowsky
[Swansbury]

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Nancy J

Designer in 2009 at FontStruct of Somge DT, a hairline dotted line font for teaching children writing by tracing. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Natalia Fernández

Designer of the custom typeface La Seño (1998-2001) for an editorial company. This typeface extends Memima and can be used to teach connected handwriting to school children. Typography professor since 1996 at the University of Buenos Aires. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Natascha Dell
[Fontfarm]

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Natsuko Hayashida

Born in Takamatsu, Kagawa-ken, Japan, in 1984, Natsuko is a Canadian-educated graphic designer who publishes most of her typefaces at Okaycat.

She created the high school handwriting fonts Geisha Holiday (2008) and Exchange Student (2008, Okaycat), and the dingbat fonts Little Japan (2008, exquisite Japanese dingbats) and Trees of Africa (2008, Okaycat). Hand Cursive and Stitch Cursive (2009) are upright connected scripts. Ribbon Cursive (2009) was developed from Mercator's Italic Hand. 3D Blocky (2009) is a hand-drawn 3-D font done with Luke William Turvey at Okaycat. Art of Japanese Calligraphy (2009, Okaycat) is a kanji font with calligraphic glyphs. With Luke William Turvey, she did Rustic Stamp (2009, grungy).

List of fonts as of the end of 2009: 3D Blocky, Art Of Japanese Calligraphy, Brush Writing OC, Courier Coco, Exchange Student, Geisha Holiday, Grunge Decay, Hand Cursive, Hand Writing OC, Japanese Brush Master, Japoneh, Little Japan (2008, dingbats), Porto, Ribbon Cursive, Rustic Stamp, Stitch Cursive, Trees Of Africa.

Fonts made in 2010: Flower Sketch (dingbats; see Flower Sketch Neue in 2014), The Inlines, The Inlines No Inlines, Kanji OC (a Latin font with a brushed Kanji character in place of each letter), Super Hand, Country Charm (dingbats), Rocktopus, Asian Scroll (kanji face).

Fonts from 2011: Okay Marker, Script Love (connected script), Muju (Asian brush script), Joopica (a grungy casual typeface done with Luke William Turvey), Okay Berry (connected script), Orchids (flower dingbats), Seashells (dingbats), Sumi (2011, a beautifully raw brush face), Mushrooms (2011), Azsitra (2011, handwriting), Right Hand (2011).

Fonts made in 2012: Ferns (dingbats), Arco Web (hand-printed, with Luke William Turvey), Oracle Bone (based on ancient Chinese glyphs), Arco Dot (think "Dalmatian"), Azola (hand-lettered caps), Azsion (a sketch font), Flowertype (a pair of floriated typefaces), Azoe (hand-drawn all caps poster face), Christmas Cards (greetings and ornaments).

Fonts from 2013: Swallowtail Butterflies, Flows, Flows Stencil, Komela (a curvy thin poster font), Arco Star (done with Luke William Turvey), Star Cursive, Cosmos Cursive, 3D Cocoro, Cocoro (a sketched handlettered display typeface done with Luke William Turvey), Anika (curly, scratchy hand-printed typeface), Birds (hairline drawings of birds), Azebra (textured script), 3D Cursive.

Typefaces from 2014: Macchiato, Maple Lane Cursive, Forest Cursive (connected script), Azola (an elegant connected letter cursive script), Cat Talk (outlined font), Maple Lane, Maple Street (with Luke William Turvey), Shaqa (inline), Hiew (ball terminal-laden display typeface).

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NBGNGS (or: New Beginings (sic))

Swedish design site. The owners made some interesting free fonts: New Begindings, Fubbick (based on fraudulent signatures), Bintje Bold (potato print face), and New Handwriting (2007, based on a unsuccessful handwriting reform that the Swedish head council of education attempted to implement during the mid 70s). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nick Garzo
[Foundation Type]

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Nick Matavka

Creator of the classic Germanic blackletter hand simply called Blackletter Hand (2014). It has elements of Suetterlin.

Creator of Cyanotype (2014) and EngineerHand (2014), both engineering or architect draftsman scripts.

In 2014, he created an irregular handwriting font, Saucy Jack, and wrote: A true Victorian handwriting font. Don't use the Jane Austen font to emulate Victorian or later handwriting; by the Victorian era, the pen had been invented and people no longer used quills like Miss Austen did. This was very obviously written with an actual pen rather than with a dipper, quill or biro; it comes from a letter purportedly written by the famous Englishman, Mr John D. Rypper. It is suited to any period ranging from the invention of the pen (1830) to the popularity of the biro (1965). Ron's Font (2014, in a style not unlike hat of Jack Kerouac or Hunter Thompson) and Nick's Font (2014) emulate irregular handwriting as well.

Station (2014) is an all-caps sans typeface based on the font used in Toronto's subway stations.

DN Titling (2014) is an ultra-compressed font based on the titling used in the pop-psychology textbook Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health.

He designed the following Greek / Coptic fonts in 2014: Antonios-B, Antonios-D, Athanasius-B, Athanasius-D, Copt-A, Copt-B, Copt-D, Coptic-A, Coptic-B, Mina-A, Mina-B, Shenouda-A, Shenouda-D.

Open Font Library link. Fontspace link. Open Font Library link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nicolas Servajean

French designer in 2004 of these free school fonts: CrayonPoints, CrayonPointsEcriture, CrayonPointsSeyes. Nicolas works for the groupe départemental de la Loire de l'I.C.E.M. Pédagogie Freinet. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Norddeutsche Schriftgießerei

Berlin-based foundry established in 1921 by Johannes Wagner together with his brother Ludwig and his brother-in-law Willy Jahr. That business moves to Ingolstadt in 1949. Their metal types included Krystal-Grotesk, Reporter (Carlos Winkow, 1938), Kurmark (1934, blackletter; revived by Gerhard Helzel; it was also published originally with Wagner & Schmidt) and Kabinett-Fraktur (1938, also called Unger-Fraktur as it is based on work of Johan Friedrich Unger; Unger-Fraktur also made it to Berthold, ca. 1925), and Sütterlin-Schreibschrift (1939). [Google] [More]  ⦿

nq2u

A 1.3MB file with D'Nealian fonts (for orthography) by EFI. [Google] [More]  ⦿

NSW Foundation handwriting

NSW Foundation handwriting. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nuria Sambade Nieto

Madrid-based creator of the upright connected school script typeface Rainer Rilke (2013), named after the poet. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Oesterreichische Schulschrift
[Gerhard A. Bachmaier]

Oesterreichische Schulschrift: Austrian School Writing Letters developed in 1995 by Gerhard A. Bachmaier. In metafont format. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Olga Umpeleva

Graduate of the Moscow State University of Printing Art. Designer of the free font Tagesschrift (2005, Yanone, done together with Jan Gerner, A. Korolkova and V. Yefimov). Fontdeck link, where she is credited with the Paratype typeface PT Sans (2010). PT Sans can also be downloaded at Alex Barakin's site, at Fontspace, and at CTAN. The companion family PT Serif is also at CTAN. The full family, codesigned with Alexandra Korolkova and Vladimir Yefimov, will set you back over 1000 dollars however.

Federico (2007) is based on the handwriting of Spanish poet and playwright Federico Garcia Lorca (1898-1936).

Pragmatica Slab (2011, Paratype, Olga Umpeleva and Vladimir Yefimov) was designed as a complement to the popular type family Pragmatica by Vladimir Yefimov and Isabella Chaeva (1989-2004) by the addition of square slab serifs. Paratype writes: Pragmatica Slabserif was designed as a complement to the popular type family Pragmatica by Vladimir Yefimov and Isabella Chaeva (1989-2004) by addition of square serifs. Inspired by Helserif (Phil Martin, 1978 [note from Luc to self: I think Paratype errs here, since Ed Kelton made Helserif in 1976]) which was formed in the same way by addition of square serifs to Helvetica (Eduard Hoffman and Max Miedinger, 1957). First sketches of Pragmatica Slabserif were created by Vladimir Yefimov in 1988 during development of Pragmatica. Olga Umpeleva designed the whole slabserif type family of six weights basing on that sketches.

She also did an upright connected educational script in 2011 at Paratype: Little Cecily was designed on the base of the Russian calligraphy sample book for primary schools called "Propisi pryamogo pisma" (Moscow, 1914). Such scripts were implemented in school programs at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century.

In 2012, Olga published the curly upright script typeface Sevillana (Google Web Fonts, Brownfox Foundry) and the playful decorative typeface Henny Penny (Google Web Fonts and Brownfox).

Typefaces from 2013: ALS Schlange Sans (Art Lebedev Studio: a rich sans family with rounded terminals, and a toolbox "f"), ALS Schlange Slab.

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

Oliver Weiss
[Walden Font]

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outils pour l'ecole

Orthographic fonts (Verchery, Beaumale, Ducahier, Vivier). [Google] [More]  ⦿

P. J. Cassel

Designer of Smiley (not smilies!), Frowny, Oak Leaf (registration required), and Trace Font for Kids. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Paed Boutique

Commercial fonts by Will Software, mainly for orthography and teaching purposes: DR-BY2, DR-BY2Bold, DR-BY2Italic, DR-BYEl2, DR-HH, DR-HH2, DR-HH2Bold, DR-HH2Italic, DR-HHEl2, DR-HHEl2Bold, Fraktur, HW-Jeff, HW-Stone, KL-Antiqua2, LA-El2, LA-El2Bold, LA-El2Italic, Old-London, SAS-2, SAS-2Italic, SP-AB, SP-AnlPflanzen, SP-Anlaut3, SP-DRHH3, SP-DRHHQuadrat, SP-DRHHRahmen, SP-DRViereck, SP-Geld, SP-Inlaut1, SP-Mathe3, SP-SASQuadrat, SP-SASQuadratItalic, SR-Abstrakt1, SR-Blatt, SR-Puzzle, SR-Radierer, SR-Schatten, SR-Schloss, SR-Tiere, SR-Wappen, VA-Pe, VA-Pe2, VA-Pe2Bold. Some dingbats. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Page Studio Graphics (or: Pixymbols)
[Roger Vershen]

Page Studio Graphics is Roger Vershen's Oro Valley, AZ-based company specializing in symbols and symbol fonts, founded by him in 1986. Roger Vershen died in Tucson, AZ, in 2003.

The fonts (grouped under the name PIXymbols) include ADA symbols v.2.0, Africa, Alphabox, Alphacircle, Ameslan (ASL), Antorff (blackletter), Antorff Fractions, Apothecary, Arrows, Astrology, Backstitch, Boxkey, BoxNLines, Braille grade 2, Casual, Chalk Casual, PIXymbols Chess, Command Key, Courex (typewriter family), Crossword, PIXymbols Deco Glass (2001), Digit&Clocks (+LED symbols), Dingbats&Online, DOSScreen, Fabric Care, FARmarks (Federal Aviation Regulations lettering), Flagman (semaphore), Fractions, Gridmaker, Highway Gothic (U.S. Department of Transportation's Standard Alphabets for Highway Signs), PIXymbols Highway Gothic 2002, Highway Signs (U.S. Department of Transportation), Hospital&Safety, LCD, Linea (2002, prismatic), Luna, Malkoff (calligraphic font), Marina, Meeting, Mejicana (2001, a Mexican party font), Menufonts, Morse, Musica (instruments), Newsdots, Orchestra, Passkey, Patchwork, PCx, Phone, PIXymbolsMusica, Prescott (2001, Western), Penman (2001, connected script), PrimerD (letters with lines), Recycle, Roadsigns, Shadowkey, Signet (family), Signet Shadow, Squared, Strings, Stylekey, Tolerances&Datum, Travel&Hotel, TV List, Unikey, US Map, Vershen (2001), Xcharting, Xstitch. They also sell EPS files of all Arms of Swiss cantons, and many nice initial caps. Look also for Faux Hebrew (simulated Hebrew), as part of the Faux package that also includes Faux Sanskrit, Faux Runic, Faux Hebrew, Faux Japanese, Faux Arabic, Faux Chinese and Faux Chinese Sans.

Alternate URL. Previews at MyFonts. Klingspor link.

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Paul Alan Grosse

Paul Alan Grosse is a very prolific Gurmukhi type designer (among many other things, often technical things---check out his own computer-generated Sudoku and Kakuro puzzles, for example). He created over 200 free Gurmukhi typefaces:

  • Fonts from 2000: Cut-Out-PG, Jotter-PG, Gas-Plasma-PG (dot matrix), Typewriter-PG, Water-Rocket-PG, Handwritten-PG, MySchoolFont (2001, chalk on blackboard style).
  • Gurmukhi: In 2008, he made the Gurmukhi font families Bulara, Magaz (2008), Karmic Sanj (2007: advertized as a Gurmukhi mirror of Cimic Sans MS), Punjabi Typewriter, Gurmukhi Old Letterpress, Gurvetica A, Gurvetica (48 styles---like Helvetica for Gurmukhi), Dekho (2012), Dekho Naveen (2012), Rupe, Lanma (2007, with decorative tails), Choti (stylized script), Raaj (a handwritten style with tails), and Raajaa.
  • His Dave font family (2009) takes the Gurmukhi range but outputs Devanagari characters instead. This means that a piece of text written in Gurmukhi (using Unicode) can easily be displayed as Devanagari, simply by changing the font. Iragan does the opposite: it converts Devanagari to Gurmukhi.
  • Handwriting faces for Gurmukhi: GHW Adhiapak, GHW Dukandar, GHW Penti Akhari, GHW Purani Primer PDL, GHP Full (based on sign-writing). Purani Primer (2013) is a font based on a cursive design from a 100 year-old primer sent to him by Punjab Digital Library.
  • Uttar (2012) and Tsheg (2012): Gurmukhi fonts in the style of Tibetan. Tsheg also has Latin and makes a great oriental simulation typeface.
  • Gurmukhi fonts made in 2013: DIN 1451 Punjabi, Gubara (a balloon font), Modhera (in the style of Gujarati), Dwarka.

Fontspace link. Old URL. Another site for his Gurmukhi fonts. Paul Grosse's main web site. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Paul D. Woods
[WCM]

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Paulo Heitlinger

Portuguese author of Tipografia: origens, formas e uso das letras (2006, Paulo Heitlinger, Lisbon) and Alfabetos, Caligrafia e Tipografia (2010, Lisbon). Born in Lisbon, he studied nuclear physics in Germany. He lectured on communication design at the Universidade do Algarve. His pages (in Portuguese) are quite complete, with a great glossary, a beautiful section on the history of type, a mag called Cadernos de Tipografia, links to type design in the world in general, and in Brazil, Spain and Portugal in particular, and more general information on type. Font-making how to. Useful timeline of 16th century writing manuals. An absolute must. He has also created or revived a number of typefaces, which can be bought on-line.

An incomplete list of his typefaces:

  • Sinalética: A sober serif typeface for excellent legibility.
  • CantoneirosRegular (2008), Cantoneiros-Thin (2008): art deco / avant-garde.
  • Transito (2008): the famous 1930s stencil face of Jan Tschichold at Lettergieterij Amsterdam, with reinvented forms for f, g and y. [Note: the pic on the right-hand-side is Transito, as grabbed from Heitlinger's page---the grammatical error is not mine.]
  • Sturmblond-Medium (2008): Revival of simple lettering of Herbert Bayer.
  • Bayer Condensed: Revival of simple lettering of Herbert Bayer.
  • Imperatorum (2008)
  • Ratdoldt (2008): a blackletter typeface made from scans, and attributed to Erhard Ratdolt.
  • Valentim (2008): a blackletter typeface made from scans of the book Vita Christi. Named after Valentim Fernandes, a printer active in Lisbon, ca. 1480-1519.
  • Incunabulo Normalizado (2008): a blackletter typeface made from scans of the book Vita Christi.
  • Uhertype-Medium (2007): Revival of another Bauhaus era typeface, by Joost Schmidt.
  • Arkitekto: A Bauhaus style piano key font based on an image found in a book of Kurt Weidemann.
  • His Spanish collection includes Bastarda de Francisco Lucas, a versão espanhola da Cancelleresca italiana do século XVI. Um ponto alto da Caligrafia del Siglo de Oro.
  • Redondilla de Francisco Lucas, a penmanship font based on Arte de Escribir (1577).
  • Gótica Rotunda Gans.
  • Juan Bravo, based on azulejos (tiles).
  • Segovia, a titling font.
  • Centauro, a decorative font.
  • Kurrsiva, inspired by scripts from the 1960s.
  • Deco de Avila, an avant-garde face.Bertrand (2008): an art deco typeface patterened after the shop sign of Livraria Bertrand in Chiado, Lisbon.
  • Rotunda:
  • Visigotica: based on the calligraphic writings of the 10th and 11th centuries. This font has many alternates. Based on scans of a text of the 10th century called Actas de Concilio de Caledonia de 451. Styles: Imperatorum, Isidoro.
  • Typefaces based on the calligraphic work of Francisco Lucas, 1570: Bastarda de Lucas Italic (2009), Bastarda de Lucas (2009), Redondilla de Lucas (2009).
  • Uncialis (2009): a Lombardian type based on a 16th century model of Giralde de Prado.
  • Escolar Portugal (Fino, Forte) and Escolar Brasil are school fonts of the "upright connected script" style that were made in 2008. For more on didactic fonts, read the booklet Caderno de Tipografia e Design Nr. 14 (March 2009).
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Peax Web Design
[Michel Lun]

French creator of mostly (free) hand-printed fonts.

Typefaces from 2014: PW Christmas Tinsel, PW Alabama, PW Rectangular, PW Odissey, PW Rounded Scratch (iFontmaker), PW Roughs, PW August, PW Barbecue, PW June Script, PW Bella, PW Another Script, PW Curves and Dots, PW Rounded Script, PW April, PW Ghost (brush face), PW Brusheez, PW Fairy Tales, PW Shaded (3d and shaded), PW Perspective, PW Infinity, PW Dotted, PW Scared, PW Tribe, PW Icons, PW Cactus, PW Filament, PW Opened, PW Toonz (cartoon dingbats), PW Rectangle, PW Squared, PW School Script.

Typefaces from 2013: PW Smokey, PW Very Scratchy, PW Oblique, PW Foodicons, PW Scratchy, PW Simple Handwriting, PW Curly Regular Script, PW Loops, PW Twirly, PW Hachures, PW Script 09, PW Narrow (clean hand-printed typeface), PW Stretched, PW Noodle Thing, PW Left Hand, PW01 Script, PW New Arrows, PW Manuel Free, PW Brush Me, PW Arrow Font, PW Signature Two, PW Patchworks, PW Bold Script, PW Small Icons, PW Fatscratch, PW 403, PW Scritch, PW Gothic Style, PW Quick Write, PW Chalk (scratchy face), PW Cinderblox (collage font), PW Little Hearts, PW Scriptease, PW Cool Font, PW Peax Valentine Love, PW Tornado, Peax Drawnicons, PW Verticalized, Peax Webdesign Free Icons, PW Bubbles, PW Broderie, PW Schools Out, PW Scolarpaper, PW Back to School (lined school font), PW Groovy, PW Marker, PW Patchy Work, PW Scratched (sketched face), PW Fly Me To The Moon, PW Dolmen, PW Survival, PW Handscript, PW Script, PW Ornaments, PW Freshpaintings.

Typefaces designed in 2012: PW Savane, PW Brush Script, PW Whoops, PW Happy New Year (party font), PW Children, PW Simple Script, PW Double Script, PW She's Amazing, PW Happy Christmas, PW Graffiti, PW Comics, PW Christmas Gifts, PW Circle, PW Worlds End 2112, Peax Webdesign Circles, PW Signature, PW Christmas, Five Years Old, PW Signatures, PW Yummy Donuts, PW Chains, PW Lettres Barres, PW Slimy, PW Windy, PW Zigzag, PW Ficelles, PW Trombone (paperclip style), Sketch Icons, Handylined, PW Fluidhand, PW Serif Scratch (sketched face), Simple Rounded (puffy cloud face), Stripped Rounded, Peax Handwriting, Animaletters (alphadings), Peax Webdesign Arrows, UI Mockup, Friday Free Dots, Sunday Script, Gel Stripped, Cheveux d'ange, Mywriting (fat finger font), Xperience Pasta, Decomposition Phase 1.

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Pelikan Lehreinfo
[M. Kahler]

After registration, you can download school fonts at this German site (PC and Mac): SAS-Schulausgangsschrift (school style introduced in the DDR in 1968), Lateinische Ausgangsschrift (introduced in Germany in 1953), Druckschrift Hamburg, Druckschrift Bayern, Druckschrift Bayern 2001, Vereinfachte Ausgangsschrift (by M. Kahler at Pelikan, 2001), Vereinfachte Ausgangsschrift (unliniert). On subpages, one can see samples of Picturalis. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Peter Wiegel
[CAT Design Wolgast]

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Peterson Method Font Family

EFI made the Peterson directed handwriting style font family (250 USD per license). [Google] [More]  ⦿

P-Font Dispenser (was: Yuji-3001)
[Yuji Adachi]

Free original fonts by Yuji Adachi: Nice Age, Arcade (pixel font family that includes a horizontally-striped style, 1998), Bop Gun, No Problem, Dymos, One Nation, Atari 80, Bad Matrix and Lavalite, Dimension (kids' orthographic font, 1999), UHF (baseball shirt lettering, 1999), LogoSystem (1998), Bangalore (Stephen Coles says that this is still the world's best small pixel script), Radio Dept, Ole Segments, Code3X (barcode font, 1999), Neo Dymos, Major Kong (handprinting, 1999), Ohio Player.

Font Pavilion sells his Dymos (katakana), One Nation, Bop Gun, Logo System.

In Digitalogue's DPI72 package, he published the screen pixel fonts CODE14X (1999), DryBones7 (1999), Tempo9 (1999). Promised fonts: Wax, Problems, Bad Matrix, Atari80, Neo Dymos, No Problem, Ole Segments.

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Philippe Tassel
[L' Encrier]

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PiROG
[Henri Rogelet]

Free school fonts by Frenchman Henri Rogelet, ca. 2000: Abaque (2011, abacus font), Alphonetic, AlphoneticGB (two phonetic fonts), Cursiv, Monsieur et Madame (a funny dingbat font, 2002), Scriptcasecole, Scriptecole, Scriptecole2. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Présence Typo
[Thierry Puyfoulhoux]

Friendly French Agfa Creative Alliance designer (b. 1961) who lives in Baratier. He was an ex-student of José Mendoza at the Imprimerie Nationale à Paris. He started Présence Typo in 2000. Great web pages, great designer, fantastic fonts. Bio. He published numerous typefaces in various places:

  • ITC: ITC Korigan Light (1997), ITC Friz Quadrata Italic (2003, to complete the ITC Friz Quadrata of 1965), Friz Quadrata Bold Italic (1994).
  • Agfa creative Alliance: Alinea (1995-1997).
  • Présence Typo: Cicero (1995; Cicero2 is promised), Bebop (1996), Adesso (1999), Classica (a very elegant family, 1999), Classica Gallic (2001), Madisonian (1999), Tschichold (1999, the only lineale typeface by Tschichold drawn in 1933-1936 for the Uhertype photo-typesetting machine), Presence (1998), Prosalis (1998), Tangram (2001), Tuxedo (1999, a fun didone experiment), Kouros (2003, a Greek simulation font), Indigo Sans (2003), Indigo Serif (2003), Classica Prestige, BigTicy (2005), Ubik (2004, an 8-weight sans family), Diana and Princess (2004, calligraphic faces, after designs by Roger Excoffon in 1956). A.M. Cassandre's Cassandre (1968) was largely unfinished, after having been turned down by Berthold and Olivetti. It was finished in a revival of sorts (3 weights) by Thierry and is still called Cassandre (2003) [Cassandre Original includes only the letters drawn by A.M. Cassandre. Cassandre Normal and Bold are completed and expanded interpretations of the original drawings of 1968. Cassandre was the last typeface designed by the great poster artist and type designer A.M. Cassandre (1901-1968)]. Fonts available at MyFonts include Fusion Engraved, Fusion Standard, Laricio, Tandem, and Zipper, Placebo Sans (2003), Tuxedo (1999, a fun didone experimental face), Placebo Serif.
  • Typotek: Tangram (1999, letters and dingbats made from triangles and squares), Présence (1999, sans serif), Classica (1999, serif), and Prestige (1999, serif).
  • Custom fonts: Add Electric City, Add Iron, ITC Friz Quadrata Italic (2003, to complete the ITC Friz Quadrata of 1965), Père Castor Flammarion (designed for Flammarion by José Mendoza and digitized by Thierry), Option Italique (designed as an italic for Optima), ITC Korigan (uncial).

Klingspor link. FontShop link. Linotype link.

View the typefaces designed by Thierry Puyfoulhoux. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Primarlehrer.de Tipps Schulschriften

Jump page for free school fonts in Germany. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Primary School Fonts
[Rupert Russell]

The Sheperdson Community Education Center's Primary Math's Font set includes 3-d geometric shapes, coins, 2-d shapes, die faces, LED digits, math symbols and fractions and pies. There is also a cursive script set for children at 25 Aus$. All by Rupert Russell. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Primecole

Children's orthographic fonts by Philippe Tassel (Ducahier) and C.Verchery (CrayonE, CrayonL, PlumNAE, PlumNAL). Plus a phonetic Arial-lookalike by Réal Saint-Jacques (Apicar). Plus several relevant links. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Queensland Schoolfonts
[Greg Shum]

Greg Shum sells his Queensland School Fonts (handwriting) series here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

R. Wimmer Schriftfonts

Archive with orthographic fonts. Included are KHK-Fibelschrift mit Linien, SchuDruck1 (österreichische Schuldruckschrift), Schuschri 95-0 (österreichische Schulschrift seit 1995), and Sütterlin. See also here. There is also some history of Austrian school fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Radana Lencová

Czech designer of Comenia Script (Storm Type), an upright script designed for teaching writing. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rafael Gaga

Designer of the educational connected handwriting font Mamae Que Nos Faz (2007). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rainer Will
[Will Software]

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Rainer Will
[Schulschriften]

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Ralf Lohuis
[Medienwerkstatt Mühlacker]

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Ramón Abajo
[DownHill Publishing]

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Red River Parish

Located in Coushatta, LA, this parish site has an archive with some free "school fonts": FirstGrader, LearningCurve, LearningCurveDashed, MSDWTManu, PrimerPrintBold, PrimerPrintMedium, PrintBold, PrintClearly, PrintDashed, SchoolText, SchoolTextBold, AbcPrint, AbcPrintArrow, AbcPrintDotted, AbcPrintDottedLined, AbcPrintLined. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Renate Tost

Born in 1937 in Breslau, Germany, Renate Tost is now based in Dresden. She studied at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst in Leipzig. From 1961 until 1968, she worked towards a new school script in the DDR, culminating in her design, Schulausgangsschrift (SAS) in 1968, a typeface that was later digitized in 1990 by Typoart. She taught at the Paedagogischen Hochschule in Dresden.

Author of many books and articles, all in German and on the topics of school scripts or calligraphy. These include

  • Schreibunterricht (Berlin, 1977. Ninth edition, 1986). With Elizabeth Kaestner.
  • Die Schrift in der Schule (Leipzig, 1968).
  • Schrift und Schreiben in der Schule. In: Papier und Druck 11 (1970, Berlin), pp. 257-264.
  • Die Schulschrift-Kursiv. In: Schriftgestaltung, Schriften zur Kunsterziehung, ed. R. Kuhn, Bd. 22, Berlin 1971, pp. 46-60.
  • Vom Reiz der Norm. Stilmerkmale der Schulausgangsschrift, In: Die Grundschulzeitschrift 57 (1992, S. Seelze, pp. 8-10).
  • Kalligrafisches und andere Arbeiten auf Papier (CD-ROM) (Dresden, 2004).
  • Zeichen/Arabesken/Gesten. Arbeiten auf Papier (Dresden, 2007).
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Richard Douglas

Richard Douglas is the designer of Penmanship, a font with letters between lines. See also here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Richard Starkings
[Comicraft (or: Active Images)]

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Rob Ashcroft

Creator of the free school fonts Kiwi School Handwriting (2013) and Kiwi School Handwriting with Guides (2013), both based on the style described in the New Zealand Ministry of Education 'Teaching Handwriting' manual. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rodolphe Milan
[DaFONT]

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Roel Koster
[Koelooptiemanna Productions (was: KosteX)]

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Roger Vershen
[Page Studio Graphics (or: Pixymbols)]

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Roland John Goulsbra

Creator of the children's handwriting fonts AgrafieLL (1994) and AlexieLL (1994), both available from Linotype. He also made Linotype Textur Gotisch (2002) and Textur Lombardisch (2002).

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Roman Georg Arens

Saarbrücken-based designer of the freeware font Suetterlin. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Roselyne Besnard

The French type designers Michel (b. 1942) and Rosalyne Besnard (b. 1946) live in Rouen, France. Under the brand Les Besnardtypo, they jointly designed Micmac (Creative Alliance, 1997), ITC Odyssee (1996), ITC Typados (1997, art nouveau), Rom (Creative Alliance, 1998), Bouchon (Letraset, 2000), Huit (Visual Graphics Corporation, 1972), Sargon (Visual Graphics Corporation, 1974: bilined and futuristic), Migraph (Agfa Monotype, 1999), PistolShot LT Std Normal and Light (Linotype, 2003), Nazca (Monotype Imaging, 2005), Sargon (Monotype Imaging, 2006), First One (Monotype Imaging, 2006: a family for teaching the alphabet to children), Mickros (Monotype Imaging, 2007), Pantin (Monotype Imaging, 2007), De Gama (Monotype Imaging, 2008), Pasta (Monotype Imaging, 2008).

Linotype page. FontShop link. Another FontShop link.

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Rosemary Sassoon

Born in 1931, Rosemary Sassoon is a British handwriting and script expert who has worked a lot on didactic scripts for children. She obtained a PhD from the University of Reading for her work on how models and teaching methods affect children's handwriting. She is the author of Handwriting of the Twentieth Century: from Copperplate to Computer (Routledge, 1999) and Better Handwriting with G.S.E. Briem (Teach Yourself series, 1994). She is most famous for her Sassoon Primary font family (primary school writing; see the 2000 typeface Sassoon Infant). Her fonts were developed by Adrian Williams of Club Type. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Rudolf Koch

Great German type designer (b. Nürnberg, 1876; d. Frankfurt, 1934) who worked mainly at the Klingspor foundry. He founded the Offenbach Werkstatt in 1921. This page lists 158 royalty-free Christian symbols drawn by Rudolf Koch, a religious Lutheran, with the collaboration of Fritz Kredel (1900-1973) (see also here). Biography by Nicholas Fabian. Bio at Linotype. Bio in German. For an English reference work on his life, check Gerald Cinamon's book Rudolf Koch: Letterer, Type Designer, Teacher (2000, Oak Knoll Press (USA) and The British Library (UK)). The Koch Memorial page offers historical notes and many free revivals of his faces.

Many of his typefaces can be classified as German expressionist. These include Kabel (a sans), and Neuland (an angular poster face).

His typefaces, with notes on digitizations:

  • Claudius (1931-1934, 1937, D. Stempel AG): His son Paul Koch followed Rudolf's instructions to make one weight in 1931-1934. Klingspor completed it in 1937. Delbanco (as DS-Claudius) and Klaus Burkhardt (1991) digitized it. Based on the latter, Manfred Klein made ClaudiusImperator (2001). Dieter Steffmann made Claudius, ClaudiusAlternate, and ClaudiusHeadline in 2003. Ralph M. Unger published Claudius in 2010.
  • Deutsche Anzeigenschrift (1913-1914), Deutsche Anzeigenschrift schmal (1916-1923, D. Stempel AG): See SchmaleAnzeigenschrift (2002) and SchmaleAnzeigenschriftZier (2002) by Dieter Steffmann, and Schmale Anzeigenfraktur (2009) by Ralph Unger.
  • Deutsche Anzeigenschrift eng (1923)
  • Deutsche Anzeigenschrift breit (1923, D. Stempel AG)
  • Deutsche Anzeigen. schmalhf. (1934, D. Stempel AG)
  • Deutsche Schrift mager (1918, Gebr. Klingspor)
  • Deutsche Schrift halbfett (1912, Gebr. Klingspor): Deutsche Schrift (or: Koch-Fraktur) was revived by Gerhard Helzel as KochFrakturSchmaleHalbfette (2000), by Christian Richter as Rudolf Koch (2003), and by Delbanco as DS Koch Fraktur. It was a popular family, known in England as Oxford. For comparison, here is a phototype version.
  • Deutsche Schrift fett (1910, Gebr. Klingspor): Fette Deutsche Schrift was revived by Dieter Steffmann in 2002 (as Fette Deutsche Schrift) and by Alter Littera in 2012 as Deutsche Schrift.
  • Deutsche Schrift schmal (1913, Gebr. Klingspor)
  • Deutsche Schrägschrift (1912, Gebr. Klingspor).
  • Deutsche Werkschrift (1934, D. Stempel AG): This is really the "mager" version of Deutsche Anzeigenschrift. Delbanco revived it digitally as DS Deutsche Werkschrift.
  • Deutsche Werkschrift hablfett (1934, D. Stempel AG).
  • Deutsche Zierschrift (1921, Gebr. Klingspor): Revived as Zierinitialen by Dieter Steffmann in 2002. See also Delbanco's DS Deutsche Zierschrift (Delbanco).
  • Frühling (1913-1917, Gebr. Klingspor) is a blackletter that seems to have been executed with a shaky hand---it is definitely one of Koch's weakest and ugliest designs. Incredibly, the revival gang was still eager to spring into action: it was revived and interpreted by Frantisek Storm in Monarchia. See also Delbanco's DS Frühling. For another revival, see Next Stringtime by Manfred Klein (2003). Frühling is sometimes called Kartenschrift.
  • Grotesk Initialen (1933, Gebr. Klingspor): Paul Hayden Duensing made Koch Initials (metal).
  • Holla (1932, Gebr. Klingspor): Digitized by Dieter Steffmann in 2001.
  • Kabel (1927, Gebr. Klingspor): The most famous digitization of this Koch Sans family is by Victor Caruso in ITC Kabel (1976), and with its exaggerated x-height, much larger than the original, it is a poor bastard. The modern Bitstream version is called Geometric 231. Softmaker calls it Koblenz. Poster by Jorge Martinez.
  • Kabel Kursiv (1929, Gebr. Klingspor)
  • Kabel groß (1928, Gebr. Klingspor): LinotypeLibrary
  • Kabel Kursiv groß (1930, Gebr. Klingspor)
  • Norm Kabel (1930, Gebr. Klingspor): LinotypeLibrary
  • Kabel fett (1929, Gebr. Klingspor): LinotypeLibrary
  • Kabel schmal (1930, Gebr. Klingspor)
  • Kabel schmalhalbfett (1929, Gebr. Klingspor)
  • Koch Antiqua (or: Locarno) (1920-1922, Gebr. Klingspor): This gorgeous tall-legged typeface was designed in 1917, but cut in 1922. There exists a multiple master font AIKochAntiqua by Randall Jones (Alphabets Inc). See also LinotypeLibrary, and Astaire Pro (2004, Bergslund Design), as well as KochAltschrift (2004, Moorstation crew), and Locarno (1985, Alan Meeks for Letraset).
  • Koch Kursiv (1923, Gebr. Klingspor): Kursiv version of Koch Antiqua.
  • Koch Kursiv groß (1929, Gebr. Klingspor)
  • Koch Antiqua fett (1926, Gebr. Klingspor). Some give the date 1923-1924. Digital versions include Eva Antiqua, Eva SG (Spiece Graphics), Eva (Monotype), Astaire Pro (Hackberry), Locarno (Letraset), Kuenstler 165 (Bitstream), Koch Antiqua (Adobe, Linotype), Evadare (David Nalle).
  • Koch Kurrent (1933, Gebr. Klingspor): This is Koch's version of school scripts, a variant of his earlier proposal, Offenbacher Schrift (1927). It was only cut in 1935. See Rudolf Koch Kurrent at Delbanco
  • Koch Schrift (1909) is a Schwabacher first known as Neudeutsch and later as Koch Schrift. It was used by the Deutsche Reichsbahn, ca. 1930. For a digital revival, see, e.g., Koch Schrift (1998, Ingo Zimmermann).
  • Marathon (1930-1938, Gebr. Klingspor): Digitized by Linotype in 2003 as Marathon LT (by Ute Harder, aka Frau Jenson), and by Softmaker a bit earlier. The best digital version is by the Koch Memorial team of Petra Heidorn under the name Romantha (a permutation of the letters) in 2003 (it preserves the original x-height better, for example).
  • Maximilian (Gotisch) (1914-1917, Gebr. Klingspor): Walden Font has a revival. See also Maximilian at Delbanco. Castletype made MaximilianCS. In 1995, Doug Olena revived it as Maximilian. Dieter Steffmann made Maximilian (2002) and Maximilian Zier (2002). Maximilian (2012) is due to Alter Littera. Drawings for Maximilian-Gotisch. Gerhard Helzel's revival from 1995. Stephen Miggas's revival called Gothicus (2006).
  • Maximilian Antiqua (1913-1917, Gebr. Klingspor): Manfred Klein made Maximilian Antiqua (2003) and MaximilianAntiquaSmallCaps (2003).
  • Neuland (1923, Gebr. Klingspor): An all caps German expressionist typeface chiseled directly by Koch from metal. Copied by Monotype in 1929 as OthelloMT. Digitized by Linotype Library. Also digitized as Newland Black by Andrey Mel'man. In 1995, Doug Olena (Keystrokes) revived it as FFD Neuland (1995). A lower case and hair-serifed extension was created by Manfred Klein as OnKochsRoots (2002). He also made KochNeu-ExtraBlack (2003). Nick Curtis made Jungle Fever and Jungle Fever Shaded (2008) after Neuland. In 2010, Ian Lynam published yet another update, Neuerland. In 2013, Lazar Dimitrijevic created Cal Neuland Bold.
  • Neuland licht (1928, Gebr. Klingspor): This is an outline version of Neuland.
  • Neu Fraktur (1933-1934, Gebr. Klingspor): Koch's last Fraktur.
  • Offenbach (1928-1934, Gebr. Klingspor): Made for display in church windows, Koch designed the "mager" weight (1931) and an uncial version. His student Hans Kühne finished the "halbfett" and the gothic after his death.
  • Peter Jessen Schrift (1924-1929, Gebr. Klingspor): Koch called this his Bibelschrift. See DS-Jessen-Schrift (1998) by Christian Spremberg and Peter Jessen Schrift at Delbanco. For extrapolated interpretations, see JessicaPlus (2002) and JessicaSerif (2003) by Manfred Klein, and Jessen Schrift (2004) by Ralph M. Unger.
  • Prisma (1928-1931, Gebr. Klingspor): A four-lined art deco face. Revived by Dieter Steffmann (2003-2004) as Prisma, and by Ralph Unger as Prisma Pro (2011).
  • Stahl (1933-1939): Done with H. Kühne. Revived by J.F.Y.Daniel Gauthier - GautFonts as StahlSteel (2003) and StahlSteelRiveted (2003).
  • Wallau (1924-1932, Gebr. Klingspor): See Wallaby on the SoftMaker MegaFont XXL CD, 2002, or Wallau by Fraktur.de or DS Wallau by Delbanco, or Wallau (2012) by Alter Littera. Pictures by Dan Reynolds about Klingspor's Wallau speciman book (1939). Wallau, which comes in rotunda (Rundgotisch) and uncial, was named after Heinrich Wallau (1852-1925), a printer from Mainz. Originally, the typeface was going to be called Missale.
  • Wallau halbfett (1930, Gebr. Klingspor): Revived by Dieter Steffmann as WallauDeutsch-Bold (2002), Wallau Rundgotisch Heavy (2002), Wallau Rundgotisch OsF Heavy (2002), WallauUnzial-Bold (2002) and WallauZierBold (2002). Also digitized by PrimaFont.
  • Wallau fett (1935, Gebr. Klingspor)
  • Wallau schmal (1934, Gebr. Klingspor).
  • Wilhelm-Klingspor-Schrift. (1920-1926, Gebr. Klingspor): This was originally called Missal. To commemorate Wilhelm Klingspor, who died in 1925 from a war injury, it was renamed Wilhelm-Klingspor-Gotisch. Paul Hayden Duensing made a metal version under the latter name. Digitizations by Fraktur.de and Delbanco. See also Wilhelm-Klingspor-Schrift at LinotypeLibary, Wilhelm Klingspor Schrift (2012) by Alter Littera, Wilhelmschrift (2006) by Stephen Miggas, and Missal by Dieter Steffmann (2003). Matching decorative caps were made in 2004 by Paul Lloyd under the name Holzschnitt-Initialen.
  • Zeppelin (1929, Gebr. Klingspor): This is a decorative (inline) version of Kabel. Revived as Zeppelin in 2003 by Dieter Steffmann. Imitations abound, see, e.g., Scriptorium's Evadare (1993).
In 1984, Wolfgang Hendlmeier discussed the blackletter faces in Koch's oeuvre: A, B, C, D, E, F, G. Koch's involvement in handwriting education in Germany led to these Schreibschrift examples from 1930 (also called Deutsche Verkehrsschrift), and to the development by Martin Hermersdorf of the Deutsche Schreibschrift for fourth graders in Bavaria in 1950. His influences as a blackletter designer and illustrator are documented in this brief bio by Wolfgang Hindlmeier (1984). Wood engraving of Koch by Bernard Brussel-Smith.

FontShop link. Klingspor link.

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Rupert Russell
[Primary School Fonts]

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Rupert Russell

Vendor of Australian school fonts including Victorian script fonts, a set of math fonts with many geometric shapes, and dotted outline fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ryan Martinson
[Yellow Design Studio]

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Ryoichi Tsunekawa
[Flat-It]

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Sam Jones
[Sivioco]

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Santos Bregaña
[Atelier Laia]

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Sara Goldstein

Sara Goldstein (Sydney, Australia) created a custom school font in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

ScenoGrafica
[Joe Hoffman]

Original display and special occasion fonts by Joe Hoffman and Joel Miller at ScenoGrafica, all designed from 1995-1997, such as Angelou, Autumn, BabysBlocks, BastilleDay, Bugs, Buonarroti, CakeandCandles, CandyCanes, CaptainSmith, Chaucer, ChineseNewYear, ChristmasDay, Cityscape, Clemens, ColumbusDay, Coward, Dante, DayoftheDead, Dinosaurs, Easter, Einstein, FathersDay, Faulkner, Fermi, Fiesta, Fitzgerald, Foster, Halloween, Hanukkah, HappyNewYear, Headliner, HeartsandFlowers, Heller, HollyTime, Jefferson, Keller (sign language face), Kwanzaa, MPrimaryLined, MPrimaryTrainerLined, MPrimaryLined, MPrimaryTrainerLined, Melville, Michener, ModernCursiveTrainerLined, ModernCursiveTrainer, ModernCursive, ModernCursiveLined, ModernCursive, ModernCursiveLined, ModernCursiveTrainerLined, MothersDay, OCasey, OldGlory, Orwell, Paine, Party, Picnic, Pinter, PowWow, PunkinPatch, Quilt, Rainforest, Rand, RoshHashanah, SaintPaddy, Sampler, Scott, Shaw, Simon, Snowcap, Sousa, Spenser, SpringTime, StNicholas (letters in the shape of cozy snowy houses, 1995), StarSpangled, Stockings, SummerBeach, Tarkington, Thanksgiving, ThanksgivingII, Valentine, Valentine1, Waugh, Whitman, Willson, WinterWonderland, Winthrop, Wright, Zola. ScenoGrafica has hundreds of commercial fonts in categories appealing to teachers--many cute fonts and dings, some primary school fonts, some math&science fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Schnur

Schnur is the Swiss Schulschrift. [Google] [More]  ⦿

School Fonts (was: Shepherdson Community Education Centre)
[John Greatorex]

Jean Greatorex is the Aussie designer (Casuarina, NT) of the freeware font YMVictorianDots (1995). Commercial font set (20 A$$) includes 3D Geometric Shapes, Australian coins, 2D geometric shapes, die faces, digital numerals, math symbols, fraction pies and tallies. His "Shepherdson Community Education Centre" is now called School Fonts. Among handwriting fonts for kids, he has NSW Foundation (7 weights), Qld Modern, Qld Beginners (7 weights), Tasmanian School Fonts (8 weights), SA Beginners (7 weights), Victorian, WA, NT and SA Linked Cursive. The math set includes Geometric Shapes, Any Fraction, Mathematical Symbols, and Time and Money. The handwriting sets come with seven fonts, Bold, Dots, Cursive, Outline, Regular, Numbered Dots and Numbered Outline. He also has New Zealand school handwriting fonts (7 styles), Stick&Ball (4 fonts), Letter Box (4 fonts) and Casual (2 fonts). [Google] [More]  ⦿

School scripts: Florian Hardwig
[Florian Hardwig]

Florian Hardwig surveys the commercial school scripts--for the free ones, check my pages. His list contains:

  • From Monotype: School Oblique and School Script, both lined. These are Anglo-American examples.
  • By Rosemary Sassoon, Linotype, 2000: Sassoon Infant.
  • By Joan Barjau: MeMimas (Spanish style upright connected script), created between 1991 and 2007.
  • From Scangraphic: VA Script SB OT, Latinium SB OT.
  • From FontFont: FF Schulschrift A family, which is basically identical to VA Script SB OT---both are "VA" or "Vereinfachte Ausgangschrift. FontFont also has FF Schulschrift B Erstes Normal&Linien, which is virtually the same as Latinium SB OT---these fonts represent the Lateinische Ausgangschrift. The FontFont collection also contains an East version called FF Schulschrift C Normal&Linien. All of them were made by Just Van Rossum in 1991.
  • By ParaType: Propisi Cyrillic and Western, by Manvel Shmavonyan, 1997.
  • From Briem Type: Briem Script.
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SchoolFonts.com

A commercial outfit for children's educational fonts. Part of Matchfonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

SchoolHouse Fonts

Commercial educational fonts from Signature Software. Includes D'Nealian and Zaner-Bloser style schoolhouse fonts. All demos are complete except for the lower case a. Defective web page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Schriftenatelier Taufkirchen

German foundry somehow related to BERTLib/Fontstuff in Berlin, through which they sell their creations: Vereinfachte Ausgangsschrift Pro, Lateinische Ausgangsschrift Pro (didactical connected script), Needle Printer Schrift (dot matrix), Standard Grotesk ST (+Condensed, Extended, Extra Condensed). Berthold AG used to be located in Taufkirchen, hence the name. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Schul Rätselschriften

School fonts and dingbats at Will Software. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Schulschriften
[Rainer Will]

Rainer Will Softwareentwicklung (Schöffengrund, Germany) developed these school and cursive writing fonts: DR-BY2, DR-HH2, LA-El2, VA-Pe2. Another URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Schulschriften.de

Free German school fonts, all made by Ralf Lohuis from Hünxe in 2002: Bayernmiba, Latmiba, Nomiba, Schumiba, Suemiba, Vamiba. There are even more commercial fonts for uses in schools, including official pedagogical handwriting fonts, Christmas fonts, and many symbol fonts for mathematics and other subjects. Most fonts were designed between 1996 and 2000. Free demos: Adam, Atlas, Bausteine, Bayerndruck, Blackwhite, Boxquestion, Domino, Eisenbahn, FlaggenABC, Geheim, Guitar, KreuzWort, Lahalb, Lapunkt, Lateinaus, Lineatur, MatheRechner, MatheTangram, Meteo, Musik, Norddruck, Nordspur, Saspunkt, Schulaus, Sdfett, Sport, Sueline, Telegraf, Trainee, Vahalb, VeenPikto, Veraus, Verfett, ZahlenABC. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Scola

Scola is a commercial upright script for schools sold by La Classe in France. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Scriptorium (Ragnarok Press, Fontcraft)
[David Fleming Nalle]

Dave Nalle was born in Beirut in 1959, but lives and works in Texas. He is currently in Manor, TX. From his wiki page: Dave Nalle is a political writer, game author and font designer who was active in the early history of the development of the internet. He is Chairman of the Republican Liberty Caucus, a group that promotes libertarianism within the Republican Party and is Senior Politics Editor at Blogcritics online magazine and is the CEO of Scriptorium Fonts. A creative and prolific designer, he has made hundreds of beautiful (often historic) fonts. His outfit, Scriptorium (based near Austin, TX, est. 1989), also does custom font and logo design. At some points, Scriptorium was also known as Ragnarok Press and Fontcraft. It specializes in artsy and ancient faces. Some subset of the fonts is made by Michael Scarpitti. Free font demos.

Images of his best selling fonts. Special subpages:

  • Three free fonts: Onuava (a mini-serifed hybrid fixed-width font), Divona (sans), Sirona (based on Lombardic calligraphy).
  • Lombardic: Aneirin, Benevento (8th century Lombardic), Cymbeline, Fabliaux, Formidable, Locksley.
  • Decorative initials such as the 20th century sign lettering initials set Pencraft Initials (2009), Holly Initials (2010, based on Real PenWork (1880s, Knowles and Maxim), Vyones (2010), Vergennes (2001), Cascade (2009), Bergling (2010; based on initials by John M. Bergling).
  • Wild West fonts: Academy, Alcalde, Atkinson Boomtown (2009, after the lettering of Frank Atkinson), Atkinson Eccentric (2009), BigIron, Cibola, Del Norte, Lachesis, Perdido, Plowright, Primer, Riudoso, Niederwald, San Lorenzo (2011, with a Mexican and Tuscan look), Stonehouse, Manquo, Rochambeau, Purcell, Vaquero.
  • Arabic simulation fonts: Samaritan is based on the poster lettering of Alphons Mucha from his poster for the play La Samaritan. Serendib and Waziri are based on the hand lettering of René Bull from his edition of the Arabian Nights. Caliph (1993) is derived from Ernst Schneidler's classic Legende font, with variant characters based on his original lettering. Also: Samarkand, Satampra, Jerash, Samarkand, Isfahan.
  • Celtic fonts: the fonts include Constance, Durrow (1993, traditional rendering of Insular Minuscule calligraphy), Malvern, Glendower (based on the most common lettering in the Book of Kells), Knotwork (caps based on Celtic knots), Alba Text (modernized text font based on Celtic uncial lettering), Lindisfarne (based on a square uncial style), Stonecross (1997, derived from Celtic cross and gravestone inscriptions), Celtic Spirals (dingbats), Celtic Borders font (lets you combine key strokes to form decorative borders; many frames and borders are original Celtic designs by Arts&Crafts period artists like Evelyn Paul and Louis Rhead), Spiral Initials, Brigida (based on Rudolph Koch's interpretation of a squared uncial), Macteris Uncial, Coverack (heavy non-traditional uncial), Dahaut (modernized uncial), Dunsany, Glendower, Morgow (1999, spiral uncial), Teyrnon (elaborate spurred uncial), Padstow (heavy uncial), Vafthrudnir (2011, uncial), Sualtim and Columba (decorative initials based on characters found in the Book of Kells), Albemarle (2001).
  • Oriental simulation fonts: Yoshitoshi (2003, based on the 1900-style writing by Yoshi Toshi.
  • Gothic fonts, including Alt Gothic, Koch Gothic, Barnabas (2011), Sternhagen (2014), Montgisard (2010, roman capitals with blackletter lower case), Montressor (2010, ornamental blackletter capitals), T4C Beaulieux (1998, a free copy here), Bastarda (2011), Burgundian, Cadeaulx, Collins Old English, Courtrai, Descant, Ereshkigal, Faustus, Franconian (1993, a Schwabacher), Froissart (2000), Ghost Gothic, Katisha, Koch Gothic, Ligeia, Magdeburg, Magdelena, Melusine, Monressor (2010, blackletter caps), Pyle Gothic, Rheingold, Sanctum, Stuttgart Gothic (2010), Textura, Theodoric, Yngling (2002).
  • German expressionist: Dromon.
  • Renaissance fonts: Monumental Gothic, Caswallon (a Caslon family), humanistic cursive (Palmieri, Castiglione and Hanes Italic), quirky Italian cursives (Fiorenza and Alleghieri), a Roman style hand-lettered font (Rudolfo and Rudolfo Swash), a Trajan-style Roman lettering (Hadrianus), a classic flourished cursive (Trinculo) and a set of floral intials from the Quattrocento (Fraticelli).
  • Modern poster fonts: Ascelon, Bilitis, Cosmic Dude, Dromon, Ducatus Rough, Eglantine, Ekberg, Fortinbras, Hamilton, Jambon, Oblivion, Posada (2008, based on the poster lettering of Mexican artist José Guadalupe Posada), Squiffy, Suspicion, Magnin (2003).
  • Mapmaker fonts: building elements are available in Basilica; Ortelius is a map dingbat font; Queensland (based on lettering by artist and calligrapher Eric Sloane), is bold, hand-drawn and reminiscent of medieval writing on maps. There are also Brandywine, Daresiel, Hesperides, Longhorne, Windlass (1996), and Cityscape. Orford (2008) is based on samples of hand lettering from a 1693 manuscript collected by Lewis Day in his classic book on historical paleography, Alphabets Old and New.
  • Calligraphic fonts: Albemarle (2001), Azariel, Moncrief (2011, based on the calligraphy of J.M. Bergling), Pavane, Rasael (2009), Abdiel (2005), Roncesvalles, Gazardiel (2003, connected script), Spoonbill (2003, arts and crafts), Macteris (Roman uncial font), Antioch Uncial (Roman uncial font), Burgundian (Classic black letter font), Franconian (993, a classic black letter font), Castiglione (Attractive Renaissance lettering), Cicero (Roman Rustica font), Formidable (1993, very bold late medieval / Lombardic style), Collins Old English (Classic Old English style gothic), Corbei Uncial (Roman uncial font), Cymbeline (late medieval lettering), Durrow (Standard insular minuscule uncial font), Theodoric (Classic black letter font), Gazardiel, Ghost Gothic (Unusual gothic font), Glendower (Uncial font based on Book of Kells), Gloriana (Interesting hand lettering style), Folkard (from the hand-lettering of Charles Folkard), Offenbach Chancery, Ranegund Merovingian Courthand, Benevento (8th century Lombardic), Hesperides.
  • Art deco faces: Lyceum (2014), Borealis (2009), Criterion (2011), Illuminata, Madding (2009, a bold poster font that grew out of Aventine), Alexandrine (2009), art Deco Stencil (2009, based on samples of Art Deco stencil lettering by Pedro Lemos), Falmouth.
  • Art nouveau faces: Acadian, Agravain (2009), Amphitryon (2009), Ariosto, Asphodel, Averoigne, Beaumains (2011, based on J.M. Bergling's lettering), Beauvoir, Belgravia (based on J.M. Bergling), Bernhardt (based upon the lettering of the Czech art-nouveau artist Alphonse Mucha), Bentham, Berenicia, Boetia (2003, based on J.M. Bergling's lettering), Bruges, Bucephalus (1993), Burd Ellen (2009), Butterfield, Curetana, Damariscotta, Elsene (2011, based on lettering by early 20th century illustrator Clara Elsene Peck), Elysian, Exotique, Flaubert, Gaheris, Ganelon, Gehenna, Goodfellow, Harbinger, Jugendstil Kunsthand (2003), Lysander, Maginot, Munich (after the Munchner Jugend magazine), Norumbega, Odeon, Ormandine (2010), Pantagruel, Phaeton, Reggio, Rochmbeau, Rockne (2009), Rudolfo, Setebos, Sprite, Summerisle, Sylphide (2005), Undine, Valentin (2008), Vambrace (2010), Walhal.
  • Modern poster fonts: Field Day (2003), Ascelon, Bilitis, Cosmic Dude, Dromon, Ducatus Rough, Eglantine, Ekberg, Fortinbras, Hamilton, Jambon, Oblivion, Squiffy.
  • Constructivist fonts: Krasny Mir (2009), Vrubel, Structura (1997).
  • Futuristic fonts: Alecto, Angelus, Circuit, Culdrose, Gearhead, Ironclaw, Parika, Sanhedrin, Semiramis (1997), Slither, Structuro, Yazata, Adastra (dings).
  • Borders and ornaments. These include New Arets and Crafts Borders (20912, based on The Calendar of Golden Thoughts (Barse and Hopkins Publ, 1911).
  • Boneyard fonts: Undertaker (2014), Antrobus (2010), Sepultura (2002), Halloweenies, Dementia, Boneyard, Skull and Bones, Malagua (1999-2013), Paleos (2002, from titling of B movies in the cave girl genre), Carmilla, Abaddon, Black Cow (1998), Valdemar, Cuede, Ligeia, Mayhem, Mephisto, Golgotha, Sanguinary, Ironworks, Moravia, Gehenna, Nosegrind (2005, graffiti), Corpus, Ghostly.
  • School fonts: Schoolhand (2010).
  • Arts and Crafts movement (late Victorian period, 19th century), based on work and lettering by Walter Crane, William Morris, Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Elbert Hubbard. The Arts&Crafts movement was enormously influential on the works of designers, artists and architects of the 20th century, and inspired the Art Nouveau and Art Deco movements. Fonts include William Morris' Kelmscott (based on Morris' Troy type), and True Golden, fonts from the Glasgow branch of the movement like Chelsea Studio (1997), which is based on Charles Rennie Mackintosh's lettering, fonts from the Roycrofters of New York like Semiramis and Ganelon, fonts based on Walter Crane's work such as Crane Gothic, Pencraft Initials (2009) and Walter Crane, and even fonts from the California Arts&Crafts period of the early 1900s like Coloma. Other typefaces: Jesse M. King, Aylward, Palmyra (based on work by the Roycrofters, a design community founded by Elbert Hubbard), Aylward (2010, Victorian), Hyacinth Initials, Spoonbill, Adresack (1996), Brandywine, Changeling (2009, based on lettering by fairy artist Fanny Railton), Goddard, and Advertising Gothic (2003), Valentin, Gaheris, Agravain (2009). Delaguerra (2001-2009) is based on a lettering style originating in the California Arts&Crafts period commonly associated with Mission Style. It is still in common usage in signage at historical sites in California.
  • Victorian: Beaumarchais, Berenicia, Bilibin, Brandywine, Brigidis, Curetana, Durendal, Elphinstone, Flaubert, Folkard, Gjallarhorn, Gloriana, Hermia, Ironclaw, Magnus.
  • Typewriter: Fontcraft Courier.
  • Anthroposophic: Ekberg (2002, based on a sample of poster lettering by Samuel Welo).
  • Medieval fonts of Scriptorium, critiqued by Marc Smith, page 65: Batwynge is based on lettre gffe by Geofroy Tory (1529), and not on an illuminated manuscript of the tenth century as claimed by Scriptorium.
Some selected fonts: Finchley (psychedelic), Captain Kidd (2012, an original font design based on the title lettering from the classic pirate movie starring Charles Laughton), Aerobrush (2011), Fondry Ornament (2009), Atkinson Egyptian (2008, after the lettering of Frank Atkinson), Verne (2008), Goldwork (almost blackletter), BigBlok (2010), LetterpressGothic (2010), Plymouth (2010, in the style of Cooper Bold), Broadley (2008, an architecturally inspired script based on lettering by British architect and designer C.F.A. Voysey), Locksley (2004, medieval lettering), Tuscarora (curly lettering), Fiorenza (Renaissance calligraphy), Hesperides (old colonial calligraphic script), Angelus (beautifully printed monospaced script), Esperanza (1996, connected medieval handwriting), Ithuriel (2002), Alleghieri (2002), Hamilton (2002), Spiral Initials, Zothique (great font, based on hand lettering from a map of Clark Ashton Smith's fantasy world of Zothique), Reynard (semi-Celtic), Daresiel (elegant script), Caliph (1992, Arabic simulation), Bassackwards, Rosalinde (1999, handwriting), Arakne (2000, connected handwriting), Falconis (by Michael Scarpitti), Asrafel (semi-Celtic), Swithin (2004), Tyrfing (Art Nouveau/Fraktur, 1999), Waldeck (2008, blackletter), Woburn Initials, Stampwork, Draughtwork, Roughwork (a codex font derived from Nalle's own True Golden which is based on a=n earlier typeface by arts and crafts master William Morris), Melusine (gothic calligraphy), Corbei (uncial), Niederwald (hand lettering), Gjallarhorn (great uncial), Gaiseric (early medieval uncial), Taranis (1987, an uncial first drawn as a font for the cover of the old Ysgarth roleplaying system), De Bellis (roman era, by Michael Scarpitti), Engravers Gothic, Monimental Initials, Sanhedrin (Enemy of the State font), Vespasiano (roman capitals, by Michael Scarpitti), Bilitis, Hendrix (2002), Collins OE (old English), Samedi, Praitor, Evadare (1993, based on a character set which was hand calligraphed by Rudolf Koch), Koch Fantasie (1993), Black Cow (1998). Zothique, Ruritania, Mariner (2004, based on hand lettering originally done by Willy Pogany), Trinculo (a swinging cursive font), Texas Star (2002), Octavian (antique demi-serif font), Ruffian (antique type font), Ascelon (thin sans serif font), Munich (title lettering from Munchner Jugend magazine), Necromantic (bizarre bold titling font), Titania (romantic decorative lettering font), Oberon (bold romantic font), Knotwork, Guede (1993), Pullman, Purcell (Victorian circus poster style font), Allegheny, Carmilla, Malagua (1999-2013), Ardenwood, Platthand, Buccaneer, Cochin Archaic (2010), Boswell (1994), Guilford (based on lettering by artist and calligrapher Eric Sloane), Death Ray (2012, constructivist), Alecto (futuristic), Candlemas (2003), Bridgeport (2003, based on lettering by artist and calligrapher Eric Sloane), Medieval Tiles (2003), Linthicum (2003), Draughtwork (2003), Yngling (Fraktur, 2003), Rheingold (elaborate Fraktur: Music Hall Text elsewhere; see also Teuton Text, Cincinnati Type Foundry, 1877), Kidd (2003), Belgravia (2004), Peck Shields (2004), Albrecht Durer Gothic (2004), Orpheus (2004), InduXtrial (2004, a grunge face), Yoshitoshi (2003), Veronique (2004), Veneto (2006), Vidilex (1993, monospaced), Abelarde (2006), John Speed (1993), Furbelow (2006), Estoril (2006), Tangle, Aventine (sans), Texas Star (2002), Groningen (Bauhaus design), Nevins Hand, Scrapple (2011, Victorian, ornamental), Leodegar (2011, based on samples of 7th century Frankish hand lettering), Candlemass (2012).

Fonts from 2013: Doge (a Venetian font based on a J.M. Bergling revival), Original Django (after the titling font in Quentin Tarantino's movie Django Unchained).

Fonts from 2014: Highball, Carillon (based on a typeface by Samuel Welo), Edifice (based on lettering by J.M. Bergling).

Klingspor link. Abstract Fonts link. Dafont link.

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Scrowleyfonts
[Tanya Davis]

Tanya Davis (Scrowleyfonts) is a type designer in Shrewsbury, UK (b. 1966). Her typefaces:

MyFonts link.

Images of her typefaces. Klingspor link.

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Shen Design
[Juliet Shen]

Born in New York where her father was a translator for the United Nations, Juliet Shen (Shen Design) graduated from the University of Reading in 2006. Creator of Bullen (2006), named after Henry Lewis Bullen of ATF fame. It was inspired by typefaces found in the ATF catalogs. This quirky typeface was added to the Font Bureau catalog in 2011.

Juliet was a speaker at ATypI 2007 in Brighton on Searching for Morris Fuller Benton. She currently is the principal of Shen Design, a graphic design studio she founded in 1989, and has taught design and typography at School of Visual Concepts, Cornish College of the Arts and Art Institute of Seattle.

Current projects include type design for the University of Oxford Press children's division: in 2007, she made the Earlybird type family for Oxford University Press's educational division.

In 2009, she made Lushootseed School and Lushootseed Sulad fonts for the Tulalip Tribes, Washington State.

Speaker at TypeCon in 2007 and 2008 and at ATypI 2009 in Mexico City. Speaker at ATypI 2013 in Amsterdam. Her Font Bureau bio mentions that she started out as a painter and became a graphic designer later.

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

Signature Software (or: Vletter Inc.)

Expensive, so-so quality signature/custom handwriting fonts at this company run by Dave Fenwick. Signature Software, Inc., 489 N. 8th St. Suite 201, Hood River, OR 97031. About 100 US dollars per handwriting font. West Europeans pay almost double. Demo fonts for personal handwriting, as well as D'Nealian and Zaner-Bloser style schoolhouse fonts. All demos are complete except for the lower case a. Alternate URL. The company is also called Vletter Inc What I find incredible is that the home page says that over 75,000 handwriting fonts have been sold. That adds up to a nifty 7.5 million dollars in raw income over a twelve year period. Alternate URL. Their children's font series DMOACursive (2000) and DMOBCursive (2000) was posted on alt.binaries.fonts in November 2002. It also sells handwriting fonts of US presidents such as Abraham lincoln, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, as well as a font in the style of the Declaration of Independence. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sivioco
[Sam Jones]

Stoke-on-Trent, UK-based designer of the modular typeface Path Type (2014). The cursive part of this school script font was designed by Ian Barnard. Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

SoftMaker Software GmBH (now: freefont.de)
[Martin Kotulla]

SoftMaker, Martin Kotulla's German foundry in Nürnberg, is selling the 10,000-TrueType font Megafont XXL CD (50 USD, www.megafont.de). Every month, a different font or font family (TT and T1) is given away for free. The MegaFont XXL has most standard Monotype/Adobe/Linotype families (up to 1995/1996). They say that most fonts are licensed from URW++ and Brendel Informatik (Cologne). Contents of MegaFont XXL's predecessor, MegaFont Profi CD, here. Since early 2001, you can download one font family from the CD MegaFont XXL here. Martin Kotulla also started infiniType, a collection of 5050 fonts at a good price (Mac and PC). The XXL series has character sets for Western and Central European languages, Turkish, and Celtic, and comes with many expert sets. For historical accuracy: older packages by Softmaker include the 3333-font (TT and T1) MegaFont Profi CD-2.0 (99DM), the 5000-font MegaFont Euro (50 Euro), the Truepack Profi-CD and the 500-font TypeMaker 5.0 Profi-Pack (10DM).

Their early fonts were renamed and had the attribute Serial in the name. Samples of some of these fonts/families: Adelon Serial (1996, after Albertus MT), Melbourne Serial, Nashville Serial (+Heavy), Nevada Serial, On Stage Serial, Ornitons Serial, Penthouse Serial, Plakette Serial, Priamos Serial, Quadrat Serial, Quebec Serial, Riccione Serial, Rochester Serial, Salzburg Serial, Stafford Serial, Sunset Serial, Sydney Serial, Thames Serial, Toledo Serial, Valencia Serial (Heavy), Valencia Serial (Xlight), Verona Serial, Volkswagen Serial, Wichita Serial.

In 2008, SoftMaker started selling fonts on MyFonts: fonts there include the 28-style Suetterlin family (2008), based on the handwriting taught in German schools in the first half of the 20th century, Harald Handwriting (2009), Agilo Handwriting (2009), Wally Handwriting (2009), Vittorio Handwriting (2009), Turandot Handwriting (2009), Tommi Handwriting (2009), Veneto Handwriting (2009), Tolomeo Handwriting (2009), Sarx Handwriting (2009), Salew Handwriting (2009), Roxana Handwriting (2009), Renate Handwriting (2009), PizPaz Handwriting (2009, Mexican style), Schneid Handwriting (2009), Pietro Handwriting, Phil Handwriting, Nadine Handwriting, Kuno Handwriting, Larissa Handwriting, Lizzy Handwriting, Juri Handwriting, Jeff Handwriting (2009), Josh Handwriting (2009), Jelena Handwriting (2009), Jaro Handwriting (2009), Jacques Handwriting (2009), Hilly Handwriting (2009), Harico Handwriting (2009), Hakon Handwriting (2009), Stone Handwriting (2009), Federico Handwriting (2009), Fabio Handwriting (2009), Emmi Handwriting (2009), Davio Handwriting (2009), Alec Handwriting (2009), Brian Handwriting (2009), Armand Handwriting (2009), Claude Handwriting (2010), Cathy Handwriting (2010), Clay Handwriting (2010), Danielle Handwriting (2010), Feliks Handwriting (2010), Foster Handwriting (2010), Giorgio Handwriting (2010), Giovanna Handwriting (2010), Guga Handwriting (2010), Giuliano Hanriting (2010), Carlo Handwriting (2009), Brouet Handwriting (2010), Bjarne Handwriting (2009), Agnieszka Handwriting (2009) and Thery Handwriting (2009).

Additions in 2010: Tabasco (a geometric based on the phototype font by John Schaedler), Tabasco Twin (a bilined typeface after John Schaedler's Paprika), Advertisers Gothic (a revival of a 1917 typeface by Robert Wiebking), Ad Lib (a revival of a quirky 1961 typeface by Freeman Craw for ATF), Accent (brush face), Flagstaff (oblique techno face), Cornered (with angular pieces), Abilene (Western; caps only), Comix, Cathedral Open (nice open face), Boa Script (2010), Bryce (2010, brush script), Brush Script (2010, after the original ATF font by Robert E. Smith from 1942), Bernhard Fashion (2010), Abbott Old Style (2010, after a 1901 semi-Victorian font by Joseph W. Phinney), Artistic (2010, after Ariston, a 1933 typeface by Martin Wilke), Elegant Script (2010, a revival of Berthold's Englische Schreibschrift), Garamond Serial (2011), the Suetterlin family.

The typefaces remastered in 2012 include Chandler Pro (this is Rofer Excoffon's 1955 brush typeface Choc; see also Staccato 555 by Bitstream and Chalk by Corel), Cheltenham Pro, Cleargothic Pro (after Morris Fuller Benton's flared version of Clearface, Clearface Gothic, 1907), Cooper Black Pro (+Stencil), Tioga Script Pro (after Georg Trump's 1956 script by that name, but aka Time Script).

Free download: Huntington-Bold [-> Handel Gothic], Huntington-Light, ImperialStd-Bold [-> URW Imperial] ImperialStd-BoldItalic, ImperialStd-Heavy, ImperialStd-HeavyItalic, ImperialStd-Italic, ImperialStd-Medium, ImperialStd-MediumItalic, ImperialStd-Regular, ImperialStd-Xbold, ImperialStd-XboldItalic, KremlinScript-Bold [-> Kuenstler Script], RaleighSerial-Bold, RaleighSerial-Heavy, RaleighSerial-Regular, Scott [-> Stop], TiogaScript-Bold [-> Time Script], TiogaScript-Light, TiogaScript-Medium.

Handwring fionts shown at MyFonts in 2013: Allan Handwriting, Andrew Handwriting, Eleanor Handwriting, Enrico Handwriting, Estelle Handwriting, Jay Handwriting, Jaz Handwriting, Jesco Handwriting, Justine Handwriting, Kris Handwriting, Laszlo Handwriting, Lennart Handwriting, Luitpold Handwriting, Manolo Handwriting, Marbo Handwriting, Marcello Handwriting, Murielle Handwriting, Pablo Handwriting, Paolo Handwriting, Pascal Handwriting, Picto Handwriting, Rainer Handwriting, Reyno Handwriting, Ronaldo Handwriting, Teje Handwriting, Theo Handwriting, Valerian Handwriting, Vincent Handwriting, Vogel Handwriting, Volker Handwriting, Wilma Handwriting.

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Sonja Steiner-Welz

Author of Von der Schrift und den Schriftarten (Reinhard Welz Vermittler Verlag, Mannheim). These have a history of type and lettering, instructions on lettering (e.g., stroke guide for Antiqua Majuskeln, Lombardische Versalien, and Gotische Majuskeln), some type specimen (mainly German, from the early part of the 20th century), some alphabets, drawn by her, information on the German school scripts, and a German type and lettering glossary: i, ii, iii, iv. It was probably published between 1956 and 1959.

In 2010-2012, Dick Pape created a number of (mostly caps-only) typefaces based on that book. These include SSWAntiquaPionsel, SSWAntiquaVersalien (a caps set based on Ludovico Vicentino, 1523), SSWCelticAntiquaOutline, SSWFederAntiqua, SSWHollowScript, SSWHolz (Lombardic caps), SSWJensonsAntiqua, SSWLeopoldAntiqua, SSWLombardischeVersalien, SSWMannheimOrnament, SSWPlakatschrift (a useful outline alphabet), SSWRoundPrinting, SSWRusticAlphabet, SSWRusticScript, SSWSchablonenschrift (Bauhaus-style stencil face), SSWUrbanAntiqua-Versal, SSWWoodcuts.

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SourceNet

Creator of the free lined school font School Script Dashed. [Google] [More]  ⦿

SP fonts from Will Software

A number of school fonts from Will Software, made in 2001: SP-Anlaut3, SP-DRHH3, SP-DRHH318248, SP-DRHHRahmen, SP-DRViereck, SP-Inlaut1, SP-Inlaut118248, SP-Mathe3. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Spencerian penmanship

From Encyclopaedia Britannica: Style of cursive script developed by Platt Rogers Spencer (d. 1864) of Geneva, Ohio. Energetically promoted by five sons and a nephew, the Spencerian method became the most widely known system of handwriting instruction in the third quarter of the 19th century. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Spotpages

Two tracing fonts for kids: NealFont (2000), Trace (2000). [Google] [More]  ⦿

StartWrite

Handwriting Software to trace dots, intended for kids. Software comes with three trace-the-dot fonts. "Included with StartWrite are the Manuscript (Zaner Bloser), Modern Manuscript (D'Nealian), and Italic (Getty-Dubay or Portland Italic) font styles." With an additional cursive font, 50USD. Based in Salt Lake City. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Storm Type Foundry
[Frantisek Storm]

Storm Type is a major Czech foundry that offers the inspiring work of Frantisek Storm (b. 1966, Prague). Most typefaces are made by Storm himself. The typefaces:

  • Aaahoj: a ransom note font.
  • Abald (2005): Abald adds to the number of "bad-taste" alphabets as seen on faded commercial inscriptions painted on neglected old houses.
  • Academica: Josef Týfa first published Academia in 1967-68. It was the winning design in a competition for scientific typefaces, announced by Grafotechna. It was cut and cast in metal in 1968 in 8 and 10 point sizes in plain, italic and semi-bold designs. In 2003 Josef Týfa and Frantisek Storm began to work on its digital version. The new name Academica distinguishes the digital execution (and modifications) from the original Academia.
  • Aichel: originally designed for use in architecture (in this particular case for a UNESCO memorial plaque for a church built by Jan Santini-Aichel on Zelenà Hora). It has a stone-chiseled look.
  • Alcoholica
  • Amor Sans and Amor Serif (2005).
  • Andulka (2004): 24 weights for use in books, mags and newspapers
  • Antique Ancienne, Moderne&Regent (2000): Baroque typefaces.
  • Anselm Sans and Serif (2007): 20 styles about which Storm writes The ancestry of Anselm goes back to Jannon, a slightly modified Old Style Roman. I drew Serapion back in 1997, so its spirit is youthful, a bit frisky, and it is charmed by romantic, playful details. Anselm succeeds it after ten years of evolution, it is a sober, reliable laborer, immune to all eccentricities. It won an award for superfamily at TDC2 2008. It covers Greek as well.
  • Areplos (2005): Based on Jan Solpera's 1982 typeface with serifs on top and serifless at the bottom.
  • Bahnhof: poster typeface from the 1930s.
  • Baskerville Original Pro (2010) comprising Baskerville 10 Pro, Baskerville 10 Cyr, JBaskerville, and JBaskerville Text. This is an important and thoroughly studied execution starting from photographs of prints from Baskerville's printing office, ca. 1760.
  • Bhang (2011) is a flat brush signage family of exceptional balance.
  • Biblon (2000; note: ITC Biblon is a watered down version of Biblon, so please go for the original, not the ITC version). Biblon Pro (2006) is even better; 6 weights.
  • Briefmarken (2008): letters that look dented like postage stamps.
  • Clara Sans and Clara Serif (2014). Based on sketches by Rotislav Vanek, and published at Signature Type Foundry.
  • Clichee
  • Cobra (2001)
  • Comenia Script (Radana Lencov&acaute;), an upright script with a handwritten look for teaching writing.
  • Comenia Text (2006): a serif family for school books. Also called Comenia Pro Serif.
  • Compur (2000)
  • Defender (2008): a heavy slab family.
  • Digita (2004)
  • Dynamo Grotesk (1995): Storm's 60-weight sans family going back to the early sans traditions. In 2009, this was updated to Dyna Grotesk Pro.
  • Enamelplate (2011).
  • Etelka (2005): a corporate identity sans family, which became commercial in 2006. Four Etelka Monospace styles were added in 2008.
  • Evil
  • Excelsior Script (1995-1996)
  • Farao (a great Egyptienne font in 3 weights)
  • Friedhof (2011). A family based on tombstone lettering from ca. 1900. It contains handtooled and shadowed (Geist + Deko) variations.
  • Gallus Konzept (2007, in many weights): Carolingian-Roman-Gaelic-Uncial script, or an exploration into how the Latin alphabet could look were the evolution of the Carolingian Minuscule to stop in the 8th century AD in Sankt Gallen.
  • Genre: a modern face.
  • Fenix 21 through 23 (2010): An elliptical sans family that includes a hairline (21).
  • Header (2009): a magazine headline family.
  • Hexenrunen (2006, + Reverb): a runic simulation face.
  • Ideal Gothic
  • Jannon (this is a formidable Garalde family). Jannon Pro appeared on MyFonts in 2010.
  • Jannon Sans (2011).
  • Jannon Text Moderne (2001): thicker hairlines and smaller x-height than Jannon Text, thus more generally useful
  • JohnBaskerville (2000)
  • JohnSans (2001, a 72-weight sans version of Baskerville)
  • Josef Sans (2013, with Jan Solpera). A humanist sans family related to Josef Tyfa's Tyfa Roman (Tyfa Antikva).
  • Juvenis (2003)
  • Kompressor: techno typeface
  • Lexicon Gothic: newspaper and magazine type family, created in 2000. Renamed Lexon Gothic.
  • Libcziowes: based on the oldest lettering found in Bohemia, on a gravestone in Libceves dating from 1591
  • LidoSTF (2001, free): a redrawn Times with lots of individuality, yet still a newspaper typeface
  • Lokal Script (2009): a large hand-printed letter family.
  • ITC Malstock (1996-1997), a condensed film poster face.
  • Mediaeval
  • Metron (2004, a digital version by F. Storm and Marek Pistora after a huge sans design from 1973 by Jiri Rathousky, which was commissioned by the Transport Company of the Capital City of Prague in 1970 to be used in the information system of the Prague Metro. In 1986, the metro started using Helvetica): this typeface is eminently readable!
  • Modell: techno
  • Monarchia [The Monarchia family, consisting of three designs, is a transcription of "Frühling" of the German type designer Rudolf Koch, enriched by a bold and text design]
  • Moyenage (2008): a 25-style blackletter family for Latin and Cyrillic, almost an experiment in blackletter design and flexibility. Winning entry at Paratype K2009.
  • Mramor (1988-2013). A roman caps typeface with lower case added. Storm: The text designs are discontinued since they were replaced by the related Amor Serif family (along with its -sans version). Even so, ten display styles are left.
  • Negro
  • Ohrada: condensed upper case
  • Ornaments 1+2
  • Ozdoby 1+2 (great dingbats): The set includes heraldic figures, leaves, decorative endings, various skull forms, weather signs, borders and many more.
  • Patzcuaro
  • Pentagramme
  • Pentagraf: a slab serif
  • Pepone and Pepone Stencil. Designed for setting belles-lettres, this serifed family defies classification.
  • Pivo (2006), a connected diner script inspired by Bohemian beer labels.
  • Plagwitz (2000, blackletter). Plagwitz poster by Lissa Simon (2012).
  • Politic (2004): a clunky fat octagonal family made for billboards, flyers, posters, teabags, and matches for the green Party in the 2004 Czech elections. Caps only.
  • Preissig Antikva + Ornaments: a 1998 digitization and interpretation of Preisig's polygonal type from 1925. The Pro version is from 2012.
  • Preissig 1918: a typeface by Vojtech Preissig cut in linoleum
  • Preissig Ozdoby
  • Regent II: a rustic Baroque typeface
  • Regula Text and Regula Old Face. Regula is named after the secular monastic order Regula Pragensis. Initially, the digitized font (regular old Face, which is now free) had jagged edges and a rather narrow range of applications until the summer of 2009, when Storm added text cuts. Regula was a baroque alphabet faithfully taken over from a historical model including its inaccuracies and uneven letter edges.
  • Rondka (2001)
  • Sebastian (2003, a sans with a funky italic), about which he writes: Sans-serif typefaces compensate for their basic handicap - an absence of serifs - with a softening modulation typical of roman typefaces. Grotesques often inherit a hypertrophy of the x-height, which is very efficient, but not very beautiful. They are like dogs with fat bodies and short legs. More# Why do we love old Garamonds? Beside beautifully modeled details, they possess aspect-ratios of parts within characters that timelessly and beauteously parallel the anatomy of the human body. Proportions of thighs, arms or legs have their universal rules, but cannot be measured by pixels and millimeters. These sometimes produce almost unnoticeable inner tensions, perceptible only very slowly, after a period of living with the type. Serifed typefaces are open to many possibilities in this regard; when a character is mounted on its edges with serifs, what is happening in between is more freely up to the designer. In the case of grotesques, everything is visible; the shape of the letter must exist in absolute nakedness and total simplicity, and must somehow also be spirited and original.
  • Serapion (a Renaissance-Baroque Roman typeface with more contrast than Jannon)
  • SerapionII (2002-2003): early Baroque
  • Solpera (digitization of a type of Jan Solpera, 2000)
  • SplendidOrnamenty (1998, a formal script font)
  • Splendid Quartett: an Antiqua, a sans, a bold and a script. Stor writes: The script was freely transcribed from the pattern-book of the New York Type Foundry from 1882, paying regard to numerous other sources of that period.
  • St Croce (2014). Based on worn-out lettering on tombstones in the St. Croce Basilica in Florence, this is a flared lightly stenciled typeface family.
  • Technomat (2006): this typeface takes inspiration from matrix or thermal dot printers.
  • Tenebra: a combination of the Baroque inscriptional majuscule with decorative calligraphic elements and alchemistic symbols
  • Teuton (2001): a severe sans family inspired by an inscription on one German tomb in the Sudetenland
  • Traktoretka
  • Trivia Sans (2012), Trivia Serif (2012, a didone), Trivia Serif 10 (2012), Trivia Grotesk (2012, 48 cuts), Trivia Gothic (2013), Trivia Slab (2012), and Trivia Humanist (2013, a strong wedge serif family: I wanted a clear and majestic typeface for book jackets, LP cover designs, posters, exhibition catalogues and shorter texts).
  • Tusar (2004): a digitization of a type family by Slavoboj Tusar from 1926
  • Tyfa ITC + Tyfa Text: Designed by Josef Týfa in 1959, digitized by F. Storm in 1996.
  • Vida Pro (2005), a big sans family designed for TV screens. Vida Stencil Demo is free.
  • Walbaum Text (2002). Walbaum 10 Pro (2010) and Walbaum 120 Pro (2010) are extensive (and gorgeous!) didone families, the latter obtained from the former by optical thinning. Storm quips: I only hope that mister Justus Erich won't pull me by the ear when we'll meet on the other side. Advertised as a poster sans family, he offers Walbaum Grotesk Pro (2011).
  • Zeppelin (2000): a display grotesk
This foundry cooperates in its revivals with experienced Czech designers Ottokar Karlas, Jan Solpera and Josef Týfa.

Alternate URL. Myfonts write-up.

At ATypI 2004 in Prague, he spoke about his own Czech typefaces, on his Czech Typeface Project, and on the life of Josef Týfa.

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

Suetterlin

Freeware program for teaching the Suetterlin handwriting style. Includes a free Suetterlin truetype font (by Roman Georg Arens, Saarbrücken). Informative page by Marcus Hahn from the Historisches Institut der Universität des Saarlandes in Saarbrücken. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Susan Derrick
[Bedoodle]

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Sütterlin --- Deutsche Schreibschrift
[Andreas Göbel]

German pages by Andreas Göbel about the Sütterlin way of writing as proposed by Ludwig Sütterl;in (1865-1917) which was taught in schools in Germany from 1915 untril 1941. It is also called German handwriting (Deutsche Schreibschrift). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sütterlin Schrift Lernprogramm

German page about the Sütterlin writing system developed by Ludwig Sütterlin (1865-1917). Page by Marcus Hahn, Historisches Institut der Universität des Saarlandes. The software has some Sütterlin truetype fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sütterlinschrift

German wiki page on Sütterlinschrift, named after Ludwig Sütterlin, and introduced in Preussen in 1915 to teach school children a writing script. Image of a practice book in Berlin in 1929. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Swansbury
[Nan Jay Barchowsky]

Educator Nan Jay Barchowsky from Aberdeen, MD, designed many fine handwriting fonts. She wrote "BFH, a Manual for Fluent Handwriting" and runs Swansbury Inc. Her connected and didactical fonts are part of a commercial package, BFH. In 2002, John Butler made a connected OpenType version of Barchowsky Fluent Hand. MyFonts sells Barchowsky Dot and Barchowsky Fluent Hand. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Tanya Davis
[Scrowleyfonts]

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Teacher Fonts

Commercial didactic fonts. I have no idea who is behind this---no names are mentioned on the web site. For starters: What country are you in? [Google] [More]  ⦿

Teachers' Parking Lot

Educational handwriting fonts. Great dingbat and alphading archive too, all organized and presented by Joanne Lindgren. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Teresa Knezek
[KidsFonts]

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The Difficult Type
[James Kilfiger]

James Kilfiger (The Difficult Type) designed the free calligraphic typeface Inkcallig (2006), as well as T-Ball (2006, handwriting), LetsTrace (2006; a *very* readable light sans, even at small sizes), LetsTraceruled (a school font), Letstraceitalic, Pugsley (2006, a bi-ped Tuscan), Pugsley Oblique (2006), AlphabetofChildren (2006, based on 16th century illuminated caps), Animal Silhouette (2006), Fold (2006, an origami-inspired face), Pierce Roman and Oblique (2006, after Gentium), Untitled1 (2010, a chess font), Tudor Rose (2010, script), Fold (2011, paper fold face), Transcends Games (2011, fututuristic), Lets Trace (2011, a school font for tracing), Tudor Rose (2011, an ornamental fat finger family), Pierce Oblique (2011, an angular face), Chess (2011), Pugsley (2011, based on an eighteenth century clock maker's sign from an old edition of Signs of the Times magazine), Wire Wyrm (2011, hairline serif face), Orthoventional Upright (2011), Ackermann (2013), Fifteen (2013, a faux bitmap font) and Contrans.

Link at the Open Font Library. [Google] [More]  ⦿

The Icelandic Method
[Gunnlaugur S.E. Briem]

A free instruction booklet by Gunnlaugur S.E. Briem written in 1985, and concerned with handwriting education for Icelandic children. Nan Jay Barchowsky, who published it in her series called Cursive Italic News says: The Ministry of Education in Iceland is introducing italic handwriting in schools. That is the result of pressure from teachers who were dissatisfied with the style they had, a copperplate-based business hand. A group of Icelandic teachers who are interested in experimental teaching of italic formed a working party last year, They were interested in the method and asked Briem to put together instructions that could be used with children by teachers who had little or no experience with italic. The members of the working party initially paid for the printing out of their own pockets. Dr. Gunnlaugur S.E. Briem donated his work. The scheme has been very well received. Letters of support have come in from handwriting experts in many parts of the world, Education authorities in other countries have suggested collaboration. The PDF showcases three font families by Briem himself, Italiuskrift05 (his casual handwriting for instructions, dated 1985), BriemAnvil06 (serif family) and BriemAnvilSans07 (sans family). [Google] [More]  ⦿

The Logical Choice

A free font, vicmodcu, for "Victorian Modern Cursive Handwriting" (truetype). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Theo Paul Etbauer

German designer of the Schreibschrift typeface Balmung (D. Stempel, 1934). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Thierry Puyfoulhoux
[Présence Typo]

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Thomas A. Osthege
[Montessori]

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Thomas Ledin

Illustrator in the San Francisco area, b. 1970. Dafont link. Creator of the signage typeface Tom Bombadill (2009), Bone Hymie (2009), Tioem Handwriting (2009), Tioem Open (2009), Tioem Black Distressed (2009), Dullard (2010, 3d, sketched), Flim-Flam (2009). He also made the lined didactic font Life Lessons (2009), the multilined scratchy faces The Spaz (2010) and Scrum Bucket (2009), the grungy Rock Biter (2009), Truffle Shuffle (2009, Kafkaesque), Metal Up Your Ear (2009), Griswold (2009), Seismacrap (2009), Snarky's Machine (2009, 3d shadow face), and Grog-Binge (2009, hand-printed).

Creations in 2010: ChickenButt (textured comic book face), Janky, SailorLarry-ExtraFancy (ornamental caps), SailorLarry-Fade, SailorLarry-Fancy, SailorLarry. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tim Ryan
[Type Revivals (or: SourceNet)]

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Tipos de letra

Spanish archive with school fonts: Boo, Edelfontmed-Regular, Escolar1, Escolar2Negra, Escolar4Puntos, Escolar5Calada, Massallera, MeMima, Mestra-4(DoblePautaPuntejada), Mestra1(MemimaPautada), Mestra2(Memima-Puntejada), Mestra3(Pauta-doble). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tony de Marco
[Just in Type (was: Tipomovel)]

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Topologika Software

Located in Cornwall, UK, this company has free educational font downloads: Christopher Jarman's Jarman, Jardotty, Jarital and Jumper. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Trace Font

"Trace font for kids", by PJ Cassel Designs, 1997. Free at this site run by Home Education and Homeschooling. [Google] [More]  ⦿

TrueBlue
[Gianni Marcolongo]

Located in Canegrate, Italy, TrueBlue is the foundry of Gianni Marcolongo (b. Legnano, 1963). He created the scholastic (upright and connected) handwriting font Pinocchio (2006), the connected calligraphic faces Emanuela (2008) and Martina (2007), TB FireSigns (2007), TB Matrix (2007, dot matrix font), TB Abacus (2007), TB Valentine A and B (2008, Valentine Day-themed dingbats), Philo Logic (2012, an extended sci-fi family), and the American-flag inspired TB StarsAndStripes (2007). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

txasatonga

Creator of the upright connected school font script Katamotzikasi (2012, OFL). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Type Revivals (or: SourceNet)
[Tim Ryan]

Tim Ryan is a Thousand Oaks, CA-based type designer and font enthusiast, who has helped me out generously with font links in the 1990s. FontShop link.

His fonts are distributed by ITF and Monotype and Precision Type. Font list: AES, AcmeTR, AdmiralTR, AlpineWhiteTR, AncientTextTR, AssayTR, August family, AutomationTR, BinnerGothicTR, BinnerTR, BlackboardLinedTR, BlackboardTR, BoboCapsTR, BonGuia, Bondage-Oblique, Bondage-Regular, BoomerangTR (1995, a typical art nouveau face), CameraStencilTR, CartoonPartyCapsTR, ChopinTR, CiviliteTR, ClaudiusTR, CollegeCapsTR, CoreDumpTR, DirectionTR, EclipseCapsTR, EngravedTR, ExpressTR, FlairTR, FrenchCapsTR, GabrielleTR, GaelicCapsTR, GoudyMediaevalTR, HelvinBlackTR, HelvinTR, HostessTR, KhayyamTR (Arabic simulation face), KiddoKapsTR, KleukensTR, LadyDawnTR, MaximeTR, ModTR, PencilCapsTR, PlayBlocksTR, SaltinoTR, SansPlateCapsTR, SchoolScript-Bold, SchoolScript (1994), SchoolScriptDashed, SchoolScriptLined-Bold, SchoolScriptLined, ShalimarTR (Indic simulation), ShalomTR (Hebrew simulation), SimplexTR, SpringtimeTR, SukiakiTR (Japanese simulation), SusieQTR, VarianteInitialsTR, WashingtonTextTR, XerxesTR (Greek simulation face, now at Monotype), SchoolOblique.

Santa Barbara, CA-based SourceNet used to market school fonts, ca. 1992-1994, such as those listed above: SchoolScript-Bold, SchoolScript (1994), SchoolScriptDashed, SchoolScriptLined-Bold, SchoolScriptLined, but also DnealianCursive, DnealianCursiveLined, DnealianManuscript, DnealianManuscriptLined. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

TypeManufactur (was: GST Georg Salden Typedesign)
[Georg Salden]

Born in Essen, Germany, in 1930, Georg Salden is the nephew of Helmut Salden (1910-1996), a book and font designer in the Netherlands and a resistance fighter against Hitler.

From 1950 until 1954, Georg studied advertising design at the Folkwang School in Essen (1950-1954). Later, he taught typography for five years at Folkwang. Until 1971, he was a freelance graphic designer specializing in typography and calligraphy.

In 1966, he received an award in the international VGC competition in New York for the headline typeface York. He completed three fat weights of York (VGC) and four heavy weightys of Angular (VGC) before 1973.

At Berthold AG in Berlin, he completed the phototypes Transit in 1969 and Daphne in 1970.

From 1971 onwards, he cooperated with six German and 24 international foundries, producing about ten fonts per year, under the name GST (Georg Salden Types) and later Context-GmbH. For example, he did 35 fonts for Fototransit. Between 1972 and 1984, he created these typefaces: Aster 4.2, Polo (7 styles), Bilbao, Caslon (4 styles), Basta (5 styles), Stresemann (8 styles), Parabella, Mäander, Brasil (8 styles), Magnet, Hansa, Bonjour, Tandem, Futuranea (a rounded set of 18 styles; royalties for the name were paid to Bauersche Giesserei), Congress (6 styles), Ready, Salut, Loreley (4 styles), Loretta (4 styles), Gordon (7 styles), Volante, Tap (3 styles), Sketchy (4 styles), Gallopp, 1 Videon, Deutschkurrent, Corvey (2 styles), Klicker and Dalli (2 styles).

In 1977, he converted some of his headline faces into text fonts for the Diatronic, spending a lot of time on the kerning tables.

Before 1988, he drew Basta, Polo, Tap, Turbo, Gordon, Brasil, and Dalli. These were digitized by hand between 1989 and 1992 on the Ikarus system. The families were also expanded. For example, just for Polo, we have these styles: 11, 22, 66, 77, G, Fino, schmal, eng, extracondensed, kyrillisch and griechisch, with old style and lining figures in both Mac PostScript and PC truetype formats. New typefaces in this productive period include Carree, Axiom, Votum, Zitat, Rolls, Essenz, Planet, Trigon, and Deutschkurrent. Videon got four new heavy weights, and Daphne was redesigned for use as a text typeface.

In 2003, he set up Typemanufactur which he managed until 2008 with Daniel Resing and Tanja Link. Typemanufactur sold the GST typeface library. In 2009, Ludwig Uebele took over this company by himself. He takes care of the web presence, the font licensing, web font production, opentype production and all managerial aspects. After the end of all contracts with VGC, Berthold AG and GST/Context GmbH, all rights of the font collection belong to Georg himself.

Nowadays, he is critical of the lack of quality in recently designed typefaces. In FontBlog, we find a discussion of the Polo vs. Meta controversy, in German, with a reply by Erik Spiekermann who says that his FF Meta was influenced by many types, not just Polo, but also Syntax, News Gothic and Akzidenz Grotesk. The success of Polo reaches beyond FF Meta. For example, Walter Brendel's Glasgow Serial is also based on Polo. Typophile discussion.

Also noteworthy is Georg's success in the removal of Revis (2011, Coen Hofmann, URW) from the URW library as it was judged too close to Daphne.

Scans and technical discussions of some of his typefaces:

In 1993, Benjamin Kempas made a 12-minute documentary ion Georg Salden's life and work entitled Der Schriftgelehrte.

Behance link. Fontshop link. Klingspor link. Bio. Wikipedia link. What A Character is a web site dedicated to Salden's fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Typoecke
[Helmar Fischer]

General type site (in German) run by Helmar Fischer from Dresden. Type history. Pages about educational fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Typofabric
[Dois Debe]

Plymouth, UK-based foundry, est. 2009. In 2009, they made the organic and slightly experimental sans faces Aplica, Shelter, Qero Lite and Qero Nite, and the schoolbook handwriting faces Sweety and Sweety Hollow, and the industrial Fabrikey (2009). In 2010, Dois Debe made the calligraphic typeface Shanklin.

In 2012, Typofabric published the ball terminal typeface Coquelicot and the techno script typeface Methylene. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Ulusal Okul

Mersin-based Turkish designer (b. 1969) of UlusalOkul.Comizgili (2006), a handwriting face, with lines, useful for teaching. Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Urban Pixel (or: UP Font Studio)
[Michel Troy]

Foundry in Montreal, est. 2008 by Michel Troy (b. 1969).

Behance link. Dafont link. Klingspor link. Their fonts:

  • Their pixel or dot matrix fonts, which can be had from MyFonts, include Urbix (2008, a large family), Urbix Nu (2009), Urbox (2008, a great dot matrix family), Urbox Nu (2009), Javelist Head (2008), Javelist Arm (2008), Thyme Nu (2009), Stock Board (2008), Scratch Up (2008), Melko (2010, a dot matrix family), and Kolly (2011).
  • The free pixel typeface UP Tiny LCD Four 8 (2008).
  • At FontStruct, Michael Troy (a.k.a Upixel) made the gridded monospace family Kyra (2010), Kabog (2010), the constructivist Upixel, the pointy ghouly Barko (2010), the ultra-fat Fatex (2010), the narrow display typeface Lingo (2010), the constructivist Akroy (2010, pixelish), Nuebrick (2010, white on black), Karbo 1986 (2010, honeycomb techno), Mobivus (2010, bold sans), Melko (2010), Kolly (texture face), En Sans New (2010), and the slanted Blax (2010).
  • In 2011, he created Quino (slabby, FontStruct), Gothic XS Hand, Blax Slab (textured alphabet, a slab version of Blax), MIKA (very fat), Melko Rip (2012, dot matrix), Kilix (2012), Grecian 1896 (2012, wood-style slab face).
  • Typefaces from 2012 include the ultra condensed typeface Manygo Serif (+Semi Serif). This American magazine style belongs to the category of skyline fonts.
  • Typefaces from 2013: Stiff Script (a winner in the FontStruct Connected Script Competition in the Suetterlin style of school scripts).

    Typefaces from 2014: Fraline (this inline blackletter typeface was a winner in the FontStruct Inline Font Competition in February 2014).

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Vintage Design Co
[Ian Barnard]

London-based designer Ian Barnard (Vintage Design Co) created the curly hand-drawn typeface Warrior in 2014. With Sam Jones, he designed the school script fon Path Type (2014). Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Visions Technology in Education

School font collection at 40 USD for the lot. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Walden Font
[Oliver Weiss]

Walden Font sells historical typefaces&clip-art by Oliver Weiss from Winchester, MA. A nice package called Civil War Press can be bought here. Free font Jugend WF (which can also be found here).

They have also a gorgeous collection of eighteen blackletter fonts, called the Gutenberg Press, which includes the great old German script font Kurrent Kupferstich and the charming Zentenar Fraktur and the elegant Peter Schlemihl.

Their pages include a brief history of blackletter, as summarized in the PDF document The Gutenberg Press: Five Centuries of German Fraktur (1997).

Their Renaissance&Handwriting font pack has 9 different handwriting fonts from 1450 to 1700. Minuteman Printshop has colonial fonts.

Blackletter font list: Alte Schwabacher, Breitkopf Fraktur, Coelnisch Current, Fette Haenel Fraktur, Ganz Grobe Gotisch, Grossvater Kurrent, Gutenberg Bibelschrift, Kurrent Kupferstich, Luthersche Fraktur, Maximilian Gotisch, Neue Schwabacher, Peter Schlemihl, Suetterlin, Theuerdank Fraktur, Unger Fraktur, W'bg. Schwabacher, Zentenar Fraktur.

There are also many wood type fonts, such as Sawtooth WF (2002) and Wild West Press (2010). Gnomos is a grungified merovingian typeface [Walden Font claims that it was found in a 16th century house]. Astaroth is claimed to an 8th century typeface by Walden Font, but its origins are somewhere in the 11th century.

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

Walter Entenmann

Creator of a free metafont set called Schulschriften (2012). These are historical German school fonts. This package comes with TeX and Latex tools and pre-coded lined pages. There are many fonts, upright and tilted, categorized as follows:

  • SU (font wesu), for Sütterlinschrift. The Prussian Ministry of Education asked Ludwig Sütterlin (1865-1917) in 1911 to develop a school font that would replace the obsolete Kurrentschrift (Kanzleischrift). This script was used in Prussia from 1915 onwards, and in all of Germany from 1935 on. It was banned by the Schrifterlass decree of 1941.
  • DN (font wedn), for Deutsche Normalschrift. Promoted in Germany in 1941 when blackletter was banned by the German government. It was in use in German schools until 1953.
  • LA (font wela), for Lateinische Ausgangsschrift. A new script introduced in German schools in 1953.
  • SAS (font wesas), for Schulausgangsschrift. Introduced in the DDR [i.e., the old East Germany] in 1968, and still in use today in ex-East Germany.
  • VA (font weva), for Vereinfachte Ausgangsschrift. Introduced in the BDR [i.e., West Germany] in 1972, based on Lateinischen Ausgangsschrift, but simpler.

Author of Schulschriften---von Sütterlin bis heute. Die TEXnische Komödie, vol. 24 (2012) 4, 12--41. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Walter Schnippering

Designer of Aktuell (or: Penflow, Schriftguss, 1935; an ugly informal script), Schreibedeutsch (1934, Schriftguss; a German educational handwriting face, +kráftig) and Pentape (or: Originell; Schriftguss, 1935; an equally ugly inline script). Also written Walther Schnippering.

Digital versions: Aktuell is similar to the digital faces Athletic Script, Sport Script and Spoleto (Novel Fonts). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Way Cool Tools

From ETT (Educational Techniques and Technology) in Kingwood, TX: commercial font packages such as Teacher's Font Series(24 USd per font), School Font Collection (50USD per font), and ArithmeFonts Collection (49 USD per font). [Google] [More]  ⦿

WCM
[Paul D. Woods]

WCM, or Woods Creative Media, which is based in Salburg, UK, is run by Paul Woods (b. 1980, Bolton, England). At MyFonts, it sells Skulebook (2007), a school book-style hand-printed font. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Wegerer

Site where one can download Schuschri95-0 (orthographic handwriting font by H. Pollhammer and H. Pesendorfer from Salzburg, 1995), MM (sans serif by Judex, 2001). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Wiescher Design
[Gert Wiescher]

Gert Wiescher was born in Braunsbach am Kocher, Germany, in 1944. Based in München, Gerd Wiescher designed many classy and classic Bodoni families, as well as New Yorker Type (1985). All of his typefaces are carefully fine-tuned and balanced. Wiescher founded first Munich Type and then Wiescher Design and Autographis. He is known as a hard, fast and prolific worker. His exquisite faces can be bought at MyFonts. Catalog of his bestselling typefaces. Interview in 2008. Wikipedia page. List of faces:

  • Scripts: Triana (2014, a thin monoline penmanship script), Floral Script (2014, copperplate style script), Sherlock Script (2014: this comes with Sherlock Stuff (fingerprints) and Sherlock Stuff Dots (ink stains)), Felicita (2013, a swashy copperplate script), Vividangelo (2013, after the handwriting of a real person), Dreamline (2013, connected monoline cursive wedding scripts in A, B and C styles), Fiorentina (2012, a renaissance style script with 650 characters), Excelsia Pro (2012), Delicia Pro (2012, a fat bruishy signage script), Nono (2011, formal swashy calligraphic family), Dyane (2011), Penn (2011), Lettera (2011, hand-drawn formal face), Tosca (2010, a high-contrast calligraphic typeface with 730 glyphs), Grandcafe (2010), Loulou (2010, curly and of extreme contrast), Schoolblock (2010, hand-printed school font), Grandezza (2010, calligraphic family; +Xtra), Sixtra (2010, a curly didone script), English Script (2010, classic Spencerian calligraphic script), Savage Initials (2009), Morning News (2009), Revolte (2009, a brush script for demonstration signs), Estelle (2009), Scriptofino (2008, 4 calligraphic styles to give Zapfino a run for its money), Exprima (2008), Daiquiri (2008), Lisa Bella, Lisa Fiore and Lisa Piu (2008, connected and calligraphic), Tati (2008), Movie Script (2007), Cake Script (2007), Eddy (2007, grungy calligraphy), Pointino (2007), Bohemio (2007, a great oriental-brush script), Artegio (2007, two calligraphic scripts), Xylo (2006, in the tradition of the 18th-century English calligrapher George Bickham and the 19th-century American calligrapher Platt Rogers Spencer), Tamara (2005, art-deco script based on some initials for Semplicita made in the 1930s by the Nebiolo foundry), Tecon, Ellida (2005, inspired by the elaborate scripts of 18th-century English calligrapher George Bickham, with additional influences from 19th-century American calligrapher Platt Rogers Spencer), Eloise (2009, a high-contrast version of Ellida), Nadine Script (2005, an elegant script inspired by a set of initials the French designer and artist Bernard Naudin drew for Deberny&Peignot in the 1920s), Royal Classic (2005, unbelievable script based on a design that has initially been comissioned by King Ludwig I of Bavaria for in-house-use), DesignerScript, Filzer Script (1995, handwriting), Futuramano-Condensed-Bold, Futuramano-Condensed, Futuramano-Plain, Futuramano-Thin, Giambattista, Scriptissimo-Plain, Scriptissimo-Forte, Scriptissimo-Swirls, Squickt (1989), Konstantin A, B and C (2005), Konstantin Forte (2005), MyScript, GrocersScript, Swanson (2006). Scriptissimo (2004) has versions named Start, Middle and End, tweaked for their position in the word, and there are plenty of ligatures. Check also Bodoni Classic Chancery (2007) and Bodonian Script (2012).
  • Sans: Dylan Condensed (2014), Dylan Copperplate (2014), Supra (2013, grotesk: Supra Thin is free. See also Supra Condensed (2013), Supra Mezzo (2013, between regular and condensed), Supra Extended (2013) and Supra Classic (2014)), Supra Demiserif (2013, slab serif derived from Supra), Dylan (geometric sans), Franklin Gothic Raw (2013, like Franklin Gothic but with raw, not rough, outlines, only visible at very large sizes), Blitz (2012, a flared family), Blitz Condensed (2012), Contra Sans (2011, which led to Contra Slab, Contra Condensed and Contra Flare), Vedo (2011, a Bauhaus style family that include a hairline weight), Germania (2011, a useful and beautiful monoline sans family), Geometa (2011, +Rounded, +Rounded Deco, +Deco: all based initially on Renner's Futura), Geometra Rounded (2011, a rounded family based on Futura and "much less boring than DIN"), Bombelli (2010, ultra-wide architect's hand), Bluenote Demi (2010, a grungy Franklin Gothic Condensed), Perfect Sketch (2010, sketched grotesque), Unita (2009), Antea (2009), Eterna (2009, sans with a swing), Pura (2008, an uncomplicated grotesk family), Purissima (2010, a decorated extension of Pura; +Bold), Copperplate Gothic Hand (2009, after a 1901 design by Goudy), Copperplate Alt (2011), Copperplate Wide (2011), FranklinGothicHandDemi (+Shadow), Franklin GothicHandCond (2009), Franklin Gothic Condensed Shadow Hand (2010), and Franklin Gothic Hand Light (2009, a hand-drawn version of Franklin Gothic), Papas (2005, sturdy, slightly curly), Julienne (2005, a condensed sans family), Cassandra (1996, an art deco style after Adolphe Mouron Cassandre), Cassandra Plus (2012), Ela Sans (2005, a large family), Mondial-Bold (2004), Mondial-Demi, Mondial-Light, Mondial-Medium, Mondial-Normal, Mondial-XBold, Monem-Bold, Monem-Medium, Monem-Normal, Monem-Roman.
  • Serif: Imperia (2011, a Trajan column caps face), Monogramma (2012, a Trajan family for monograms), Imperium (2005, a precursor of Imperia with a Relief shadow style included), Hard Times (2011), Fat Times (2011, retraced Times), Elegia (2011, slightly Victorian family), Breathless (2010, a spiky family, inspired by nouvelle vague movie posters), Bodoni Classic 1, Bodoni Classic 2, Bodoni Classic 3, BodoniClassic-Condensed, BodoniClassic-Handdrawn, BodoniClassic-Swashes, BodoniClassic-Text, Bodoni Classic Deco, Bodoni Classic Swirls (2009), Bodoni Classic Pro (2011), Bodoni Classic Inline (2012), Bodoni Classic Fleurs (2014, ornamental caps), Bodoni Comedia (2010, one of my favorites: a funny "live one day at a time" curly Bodoni cocktail), Bodoni Classic Swing (2010), Bodoni Classic Free Style (2010, curly), Bodoni Classic Ultra (2010), La Bodoni Plain (+Italic, 2008), Take Five (2005, a jazzy take on Bodoni Classic), DonnaBodoniAa, DonnaBodoniBe, and DonnaBodoniCe (three scripts named after Bodoni's wife, Margharita dell'Aglio, who published his complete works, the Manuale Tipografico, in 1818, five years after his death), Edito, Robusta. A great series, some of which were originally published at Fontshop, see, e.g., FFBodoniClassic (1994). MyFonts: When the first of Wiescher’s Bodoni Classic fonts came out in the 1993, there was nothing like it. Up to then, virtually all Bodoni revivals had been given clear-cut forms and square serifs. But Bodoni’s originals from the late 1800s were never as straight and simplistic as is often assumed: they had rounded serifs and slightly concave feet. Wiescher digitized a wide range of Bodoni letterforms, including a wonderful script-like family called Chancery and a nice series of Initials. Having accomplished his mission twelve years later, he began making personal additions to the family, such as the more decorative Bodoni Classic Swashes. Recently a useful little family was added to the clan: LaBodoni is sturdier and less optically delicate than most Bodonis, and therefore more usable as a text face. Wiescher made Metra Serif (2009), Principe (2008) and Paillas (2009). Prince (2009) is a curlified didone.
  • Romain du roi: In 2008, Wiescher designed the two-style Royal Romain, which is based on the Romain du Roi of Philippe Grandjean, which was completed in 1745 after Grandjean's death by Grandjean's successor Jean Alexandre and Louis Luce. Wiescher: The Romain du Roi was for the exclusive use of the Louis XIV. It was never sold or given to any other king or government. The king of Sweden tried to scrounge a set, but the king refused. This font is the basic design for such famous fonts as the Fournier and Bodoni. Just so the Romain du Roi doesn't get lost in the digital turmoil I set out to redesign it in 2004 and finished now in early 2008. I did a lot of research in France's National Library. A good excuse to visit Paris is always welcome!!!
  • Engravers: iDylan Copperplate (2014), Cavaliere (2010), Guilloche A (2009), Guilloche B (2013, op-art borders), CopperplateClassic-Plain, CopperplateClassic-Round, CopperplateClassic-Sans, Copperplate Classic Light Floral (2009), Cimiez-Bold, Cimiez-Roman (2004), Ela-Demiserif, Ela-Sans (2004), Eleganza (2008).
  • Blackletter/Fraktur: Renais (2011, renaissance initials), Flipflop (2011), Fraktura and Fraktura Plus (2008), Royal Bavarian (2004, based on a typeface commissioned by King Ludwig 1st of Bavaria about 1834), Royal Blossom (2009), Royal Bavarian Fancy (2004), Bold Bavarian (2010, a heavy version of Royal Bavarian), Monkeytails (2008), Fat Fritz (2006, rounded endings), Ayres Royal (2005, blackletter typeface based on drawings of London's calligrapher John Ayres, ca. 1700; to be used with RoyalBavarian; followed in 2010 by BoldAyres).
  • Slab serif: Egyptia (2010), Egyptia Rounded (2010).
  • Typewriter: Lettera (2014), Lectra (2011), QuickType-Bold, QuickType-Plain, QuickType-Sans.
  • Decorative: Frank Woods (2013, letterpress simulation based on Franklin Gothic Heavy), Ohio Bold (2012, a rough headline type in the tradition of Louis Oppenheim's Lo-Type from 1913), Viking Initials (2012), Cannonball (2012, a psychedelic typeface derived from a jazz record-sleeve for Cannonball Adderley), Byblos (2011, derived from the logo of St. Tropez's famous Hotel Byblos), Blockprint (2013, early 1900 German expressionist grunge face, renamed Bannertype after 24 hours), Ferrus (2010, inspired by Cassandre's Acier Noir, 1936), Petite Fleur (2009, flowery embellishments and the capitals of his redesigned Royal Romain, which in turn is based on the famous romain du roi), Glass Light (2012, a decoirative art nouveau type family based on Glass Light by Franz Paul Glass, 1912), Penstroxx (2009, 5 fonts that are based on the powerful, expressive Traits de plume (penstrokes) designed in Paris around 1930 by Alfred Latour), Liquoia A, B and C (2008, decorative scripts), Modernista (2008, an art nouveau headline face, based on an 1898 sample by Peter Schnorr), Ornata A, B, C, D, E, F and G (2008-2009: ornaments), Fleuraloha (2008), Floralissimo (2008: flowery ornaments), Frank Flowers (2011), Scrolls A (2010, penman's dingbats), Bacterio (2007), Alpha Bravo, Alpha Charlie, Alpha Echo (2006), Barracuda, Cacao (2005, fifties style), Cassandre Initials (2004, Elsner&Flake, after the 1927 original by Adolphe Mouron Cassandre), Contype, Fleurie (2005), Fleurons Two (2006), Fleurons Three (2006), Fleurons Four (2006), Fleurons Initials (2007), Fleurons Six (2008), Fleuron Labels (2008), HebrewLatino, Julius, Lunix (2006), MyHands, NewYorkerType (1985; extended in 2011 to NewYorker Plus; after Rea Irvin's well-known typeface for The NewYorker), Venice Initials (2006, after a 15th century find, but Wiescher added about half of the caps), Ventoux, Vivian (2005), Woody.
  • Pixel and/or futuristic: Nexstar (2013: this octagonal typeface is also useful or athletic lettering), Alpha Fox (2007), Alpha Juliet (2010), Alpha Papa (2010), Alpha Square (2010), Alpha Jazz (2010), Alpha Papa (2010, LED meets stencil).
  • Stencil faces: Dripps (2010, handpainted, perhaps brutalist), Red Tape Plus (2014).
  • Comic book fonts or brush fonts: Caboom (2014).
  • Dingbats: Wayside Ornaments (2012), XX Century Ornaments (2012), Thistle Borders (2012), Greenaway Mignonettes (2012, after Kate Greenaway (1846-1901), author and illustrator of childrens books), Collins Florets (2012), Flourishes A (2010), Jingle Doodles (2010).
  • Commissioned and special typefaces include a version of the logotype for the Munich's newspaper Abendzeitung, a Cyrillic version of Bodoni Classic for Vogue Moscow, a special Bodoni Classic for Ringier Publishers in Zurich, and Red Tape, a typeface that is on permanent exhibition at the German National Library in Leipzig.

Author of many books, including Zeitschriften & Broschüren (Systhema-Verlag, München, 1990), Schriftdesign (Systhema-Verlag, München, 1991), and Blitzkurs Typografie (Systhema-Verlag, München, 1992).

The following text was excerpted from his wikipedia page: At 14 years of age, Wiescher went to Paris to study fine art. He financed his stay by doing portraits on the Place du Tertre on Montmartre. In the sixties Wiescher studied graphic design at the Berlin Academy of Fine Arts. (Since November 2001, Berlin University of the Arts.) He financed his studies by sidewalk painting and drawing portraits. While doing sidewalk paintings, he met the typeface designer Erik Spiekermann, who inspired his love of this branch of design. After two years he quit his studies, and went to Barcelona where he worked at the offices of Harnden & Bombelli, for whom he designed the OECD-Pavilion of the 1970 Osaka World Expo. In 1972 he moved on to Johannesburg working as an art director at Grey and Young advertising . In 1975, he returned to Germany, working first for DFS+R-Dorland, and then for the "Herrwerth & Partner" ad agency. At Herrworth, he was involved in introducing IKEA into the German market. In 1977 he became a creative partner in the Lauenstein & Partner ad agency, creating mainly campaigns for large German retail chains. In 1982 he started his own design office, creating work for editors (Markt & Technik, Systhema and Langen-Müller-Herbig), computer companies (House of Computers, FileNet) and he worked for Apple Computers designing their publications (Apple-Age and Apple-LIVE).

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Will Software
[Rainer Will]

Rainer Will Softwareentwicklung (Schöffengrund, Germany) developed many school and cursive writing fonts, ca. 1996-2005. They sell their fonts in 10 to 30-font packages, such as handwriting, Altdeutsche schrift, Barcodes, Schulschriften (school fonts). There are also East-European, Cyrillic, Greek, Thai and IPA fonts. Here, we have demos for various programs, and if you download and unzip them, you will discover these alphading fonts: FT-BruchTon, FT-HochztsGlocken, KD-Kaesweich, HB-Kegel, HB-Kegelhardt, HB-Kegelweich, KD-Pilz, KD-Singvogel, and these dingbat fonts: NW-BioBlatt (leaves, 1998), Pikto5 (1997). The caps font IN-Barock is here. Will Software made hundreds of fonts, including the handwriting fonts Jeff and HW Stone (1998), KL-Antiqua2, Old-London, Fraktur. A fuller list, by type:

  • Alte Schriften (blackletter): Black-For, Chevalin, Civotype, Fleisman, Fraktur, German-Script, Germen-Type, Ghiollier, Goethe, Gotik, Gudenberg, Heinrich-Kanzlei, IN-Barock, IN-Barock2, IN-Barock3, IN-Florentine, IN-Fraktur2, IN-Fraktur3, IN-Geometric, IN-Gothic, IN-Gothic1880, IN-Innsbruck, IN-Jugendstil, IN-Jugendstil1920, IN-Jugendstil3, IN-LaRose, IN-OldGothic, IN-Schwabach, IN-Silhouette, IN-Uncial1475, IN-Walbot1, IN-Woodcut, IN-Woodcut2, KL-Antiqua1, KL-Antiqua2, KL-CapitalisQuadrata, KL-Fraktur1, KL-Gotic1, KL-Gotic2, KL-HKursive1, KL-HKursive2, KL-HKursive3, KL-Karolin1, KL-MKursive1, KL-MKursive2, KL-Rotunda1, KL-Rotunda2, KL-Unziale1, KL-Unziale2, Limpach, Luthan, MA-BastardAnglicana, MA-Bastarda1, MA-Bastarda3, MA-Current, MA-FereTextura, MA-GKursiv1, MA-GKursiv2, MA-Gotbuch, MA-Gotic, MA-InsularMinuscule, MA-Kurrent1814, MA-KurrentBarock, MA-Minuskel1, MA-Minuskel2, MA-Schreibschrift1900, MA-Schreibschrift1900Bold, MA-Urkunde, Meriage, Offenbacher, Old-Germen, Old-London, Petjes, Ried, Romand-Genealogie, Schlei, Schwaben, Suetterlin-2, Theudan, Verdn17, Verdn2, Walbot, Zentar-Bold, Zentar.
  • Alte Schriften 2 (more blackletter fonts): AD-AlbrechtDuerer, AD-AltSchwaben, AD-Ballo, AD-Barock1720, AD-Blackpool, AD-British, AD-Burgundy, AD-CalligraphicAntiqua, AD-CalligraphicFraktur, AD-CalligraphicTextura, AD-Celtic, AD-CelticCollege, AD-Coburg1, AD-Coburg2, AD-Diagoth, AD-Dublin900, AD-Fraktur2, AD-GothQuad, AD-Gothisch, AD-Gotisch2, AD-Gotisch3, AD-GottfriedLeibniz, AD-Handschrift1, AD-Handschrift2, AD-Handschrift3, AD-Handschrift4, AD-Handschrift5, AD-Handschrift6, AD-Hans, AD-Herefordshire, AD-Hohenstein, AD-Huddersfield, AD-Italia1650, AD-Kaiser, AD-Odin, AD-Offenbach, AD-OldEire, AD-Patron, AD-Ponti, AD-Renaissance, AD-Sachsen, AD-Stebark, AD-Thingvellir, AD-Toulouse, AD-Turin, AD-University, AD-Wallgau, AD-Zierfraktur, Col-Barock, Col-Barock3, Col-Celtic, Col-Florentine, Col-Fraktur3, Col-Geometric, Col-Gothic, Col-Gothic1880, Col-Jugendstil, Col-Jugendstil1920, Col-Jugendstil3, Col-LaRose, Col-OldGothic, Col-Uncial1475, Col-Woodcut, Col-Woodcut2, Suetterlin-2, Suetterlin-4, Suetterlin.
  • Familienschriften (fonts for kids, alphadings, dingbats): ArGlas3, ArSchatten7, Calos-Glas1, EffOutline, FT-Amor, FT-BruchGlas, FT-BruchTon, FT-GluecksKaefer, FT-GluecksKlee, FT-GluecksSchwein, FT-HerzanHerz, FT-Herzhardt, FT-Herzkranz, FT-Herzweich, FT-HochztsGlocken, FT-HochztsHerz, FT-Karneval, FT-Klecks, FT-Osterhase, FT-Sektknall, FT-Trommler, FT-WeihnachtsBaum, FT-WeihnachtsMann, Fingprnt-1, HB-Brfmarkclassic, HB-Brfmarkhardt, HB-Dart, HB-Fackel, HB-Fechten, HB-Filmklappe, HB-FrzBlattHardt, HB-Kegel, HB-Kegelhardt, HB-Lorbeerkranz, HB-Palette, JD-Halali, JD-Kerbe, JD-Pille, JD-Popblut, JD-Pseudokinese, JD-Pseudonippon, JD-Pseudoruski, JD-Schachhardt, JD-Timur, JD-Wurm, KD-Blumehardt, KD-Esel, KD-Franja, KD-Handschrift, KD-Kaeshardt, KD-Kaesmaus, KD-Katze, KD-LKW, KD-Lamm, KD-Nacht, KD-Obstigel, KD-Schneemann, KD-Zwerg, Revont-Kraeusel1, Teje.
  • Festtagsschriften (holiday-themed fonts): FT-Amor, FT-Babyputte, FT-Babystorch, FT-Bethand, FT-Betkind, FT-BruchGlas, FT-BruchTon, FT-Clownslachen, FT-Cupido, FT-Eihardt, FT-Eikranz, FT-Eiweich, FT-Familienbande, FT-Getreide, FT-GluecksKaefer, FT-GluecksKlee, FT-GluecksSchwein, FT-HerzanHerz, FT-Herzbruch, FT-Herzhardt, FT-Herzkranz, FT-Herzweich, FT-HochztsGlocken, FT-HochztsHardt, FT-HochztsHerz, FT-HochztsJubilaeum, FT-HochztsKranz, FT-HochztsPaar, FT-Hufeisen, FT-Kalenderblatt, FT-Kanzel, FT-Karneval, FT-Kerze, FT-Klecks, FT-Kreuzlamm, FT-Menora, FT-Osterhase, FT-Schule, FT-Sektknall, FT-Spiegelfrau, FT-Spiegelmann, FT-Spukhaus, FT-Torte, FT-Trauerzweig, FT-Trommler, FT-Trompeter, FT-WeihnachtsBaum, FT-WeihnachtsMann, FT-ZuckrtuetHardt, FT-ZuckrtuetWeich, FTH-Fische, FTH-Jungfrau, FTH-Krebs, FTH-Loewe, FTH-Schuetze, FTH-Skorpion, FTH-Steinbock, FTH-Stier, FTH-Waage, FTH-Wassermann, FTH-Widder, FTH-Zwillinge, HB-Fackel, HB-Lorbeerkranz, HW-Handpic, KD-Blumebundt, KD-Lamm, KD-Nacht, KD-Schneemann, SP-Blume, SP-DRHH2, SP-DRHH3, SP-Face, WinterNacht.
  • Geheimschriften (codes or secret fonts): SP-DRBYQuadrat, SP-DRHHQuadrat, SR-Abstrakt1, SR-Abstrakt2, SR-Abstrakt3, SR-Abstrakt4, SR-Abstrakt5, SR-Abstrakt6, SR-Astro, SR-Blatt, SR-Braille, SR-Chaos, SR-ChaosBold, SR-ChaosItalic, SR-Finger, SR-Geheim0, SR-Gesicht, SR-Labyrinth, SR-LabyrinthBold, SR-Marine, SR-Morse, SR-Puzzle, SR-Radierer, SR-Rune, SR-Schatten, SR-Schiffe, SR-Schloss, SR-Schmetterling, SR-Skyline, SR-Strichmann, SR-Tiere, SR-Wabe, SR-WabeBold, SR-Wappen.
  • Handschriften: A1, A2, A3, Agnieszka, F1, F10, F2, F3, F4, F5, F6, F7, F9, Ghiollier, Goethe, HW-Agilo, HW-Andrew, HW-Brouet, HW-Burg, HW-Clay, HW-Emmi, HW-Feliks, HW-Foster, HW-Guga, HW-Handpic, HW-Harico, HW-Hilly, HW-Jeff, HW-Jesco1, HW-Jesco3, HW-Jesco7, HW-Josh, HW-Marbo, HW-Pablo, HW-Phil, HW-PizPaz, HW-Renate, HW-Sarx, HW-Schneid, HW-Stone, HW-Tolomeo, HW-Tommi, HW-Turandot, HW-Veneto, HW-Vincent, HW-Vogel, HW-Volker, Handwrites-CTrac, KD-Handschrift, KG-Hand, Limpach, Offenbacher, Ried, Rw2, Schlei, Teje, Uggy, Verdn17, Verdn2.
  • Handschriften 2: HW-Alec, HW-Allan, HW-Armand, HW-Bjarne, HW-Brian, HW-Carlo, HW-Cathy, HW-Claude, HW-Danielle, HW-Dario, HW-Eleanor, HW-Enrico, HW-Estelle, HW-Fabio, HW-Federico, HW-Giorgio, HW-Giovanna, HW-Giuliano, HW-Hakon, HW-Harald, HW-Jacques, HW-Jaro, HW-Jelena, HW-Juri, HW-Justine, HW-Kuno, HW-Larissa, HW-Laslo, HW-Lennart, HW-Lizzy, HW-Luitpold, HW-Manolo, HW-Marcello, HW-Murielle, HW-Nadine, HW-Paolo, HW-Pascal, HW-Pietro, HW-Roxana, HW-Thery, HW-Valerian, HW-Vittorio, HW-Wally, HW-Wilma.
  • Schulschriften (lined fonts, didactic fonts): DR-HH, DR-HH1, DR-HH1Bold, DR-HH2, DR-HH2Bold, DR-HH3, DR-HH3Bold, DR-HH4, DR-HH4Bold, DR-HHBold, DR-HHEl, DR-HHEl1, DR-HHEl1Bold, DR-HHEl2, DR-HHEl2Bold, DR-HHEl2Italic, DR-HHEl3, DR-HHEl3Bold, DR-HHEl3Italic, DR-HHEl4, DR-HHEl4Bold, DR-HHEl4Italic, DR-HHElBold, DR-HHElItalic, DR-HHOL, LA-El, LA-El1, LA-El1Bold, LA-El2, LA-El2Bold, LA-El3, LA-El3Bold, LA-El4, LA-El4Bold, LA-ElBold, LA-ElOL, MA-Schreibschrift1900, Offenbacher, SAS-1, SAS-2, SAS-2Bold, SAS-3, SAS-3Bold, SAS-4, SAS-4Bold, SAS-Bold, SAS-OL, SAS, SP-AnlEssen, SP-AnlHaus, SP-AnlTiere, SP-Anlaut1, SP-Anlaut2, SP-Anlaut8, SP-Anlaut9, SP-Bear, SP-Blume, SP-DRHH1, SP-DRHH2, SP-DRHH3, SP-DRHHKubik, SP-DRHHQuadrat, SP-Dino, SP-Face, SP-VAKubik, SP-VAQuadrat, SPAnlMensch, Suetterlin-2, Suetterlin-4, Suetterlin, VA-Ansi, VA-Pe, VA-Pe1, VA-Pe1Bold, VA-Pe2, VA-Pe2Bold, VA-Pe3, VA-Pe3Bold, VA-Pe4, VA-Pe4Bold, VA-PeA, VA-PeABold, VA-PeBold, VA-PeOL.
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Wilson Thomas

Designer (aka Funk King, b. Fort Knox, KY) who lives in Orlando, FL, and/or Apopka, FL. He used FontStruct in 2008-2009 to make over 550 decorative fonts, and became one of the world's top experts on FontStruct, FontShop's on-line font editor. Most of his fonts were withdrawn in 2012. He did a few commercial typefaces at his commercial foundry, Funk King. His creations include

  • A Bit Eccentric.
  • Alphabots
  • Alphadings: Picnic Basket (2014), Rat Race (2014), Pod Invasion (2014), On Hangers (2012, a commercial series that includes Pants on Hangers, etc), Dog Tag, Black Bird, Easter Egg Dots, Ser Egghead T. handlebar, Ovoidotta (now called Sniff), Play Book, BuddhaBuddha, Swizzle Sticks, Computer Backplate, Milky Way, Sprout, Football, Clapboard (for movie makers), Teed Off, Book Stack, Speaker Box, Ant Farm, Sound and Vision, Speaker Grill, Tom Tom, Caged Type, Conga Lounge, Spinal, Add Van, Frostruct, Picket Fence, Regatta, Cranestruct, Impossible Alphabet, Igloo Village, Mortar Board, Jack, Marionette, Golden Gate (+Short, +Solid), Crossed, Eff U ("the finger"!), Tall Big Top, Jackpot, Skulls&Cross Bones Redux, Crosshairs, Drama Club, Good Day Sunshine, Butterfly, Steps and Windows, Heartbroken, O Christmas Tree, Christmas Lights, Candle, Supper Time (alphadings of plates), Sands of Time (alphadings of hour glasses), Fishbones (commercial since 2012), Handy (alphading with hands), Hang Ten (feet alphadings) and High Five (hand alphadings), Armade and Ghost Ship Armada (ship alphadings), Cut Here (stitching alphadings), Schematic (electric circuit alphading), Masquerade, Mortar Board, Gear Bits, Gearswork, Hi-Lo Gears, Gears, Resistor, Gear Shift, Castle, Castle with Flags, Antique Keys, Rounded Keys, Pods, Piano Keys (+Alt, +Correct), Framework, Dixieland Jazz, Spats, and City of New Orleans (the last three are alphdings based on the same Victorian alphabet), Saturn, Piggy Bank, Voodoo Doll, Dice, Fist Bump.
  • Antennas, Antennas Outline
  • Antiquity
  • Arcostellati, Arcostellato, Arcangolo, Arcontorno (2011): a blackletter family.
  • Architect, Ruled, Gridworks, Blueprint (Solid, Dashed), Quadular (+Serif), Isometric Modified (+Light, +Bold Outline), Isometric (a 3d gridded family: +Basic Latin, +Basic Latin Lite, +More Latin, +Bold, +Black).
  • Art deco: Arc Neuvo (rounded letters), Arc Nuevo (2012, commercial), Toneelschuur (based on the letterhead created for the Theatre Toneelschuur Haarlem), Shift (bold), Eye Spy (this says Peter Sellers), Mod Squad.
  • Atomic.
  • Avenue, Avenue Alphabet (white on black).
  • Badge
  • Ball and Chain (neat), Ball Bearings
  • Balls and Bats
  • Banjo (2012).
  • Barber Shop
  • Barcoded
  • Basket
  • Beachwear (horizontally striped)
  • Beatnik
  • Beltway.
  • Birdseye
  • Birdsteps
  • Bitten
  • Blackletter: Abbey
  • Blanket Serif Caps, Blanket Sans Serif
  • Block Inline Block
  • Block Mosaic (great gridded letters)
  • Blockheads
  • Blood Sweat&Tears
  • Bolla Fratturato (2011): outlined blackletter face.
  • Bolt, Bolted
  • Bon Mots.
  • Break, Balance Beam, After Party (2010).
  • Bubble Zwrap (2010).
  • Build A Bridge
  • Buzz Kill
  • Carp Black, Carp Blanc
  • Caterpillar, Tall Caterpillar.
  • Cattails
  • Chain Gang, Krazy King
  • Channel
  • Check Mate (checkered flag font).
  • Cherry Bomb.
  • Chubby
  • Cinder Block (2010): a 3d typeface with texture thrown in.
  • Circuit Board Solid, Circuit Board Outline, Circuit Board Outline Numbers, Circuit Board Simple, Micro Clean, Microcircuitz, Circuit Board Simple, Schematode (2013).
  • Circus Maximus Outline
  • Cirquela (2012). a non-FontStruct font, this is his first hand-printed typeface.
  • Clean
  • Cobblestones
  • Code Hijack (2014).
  • Compass (+Plain)
  • Connected scripts: Cruise, Jet Cruise (2009), Notched Script (upright, connected), Rough Script (italic, connected), square Script (pixelish, connected).
  • Computer Backplate, Milky Way.
  • Contempole
  • Crimped Pincushion (2010).
  • Crispy Inline (classy)
  • Crooked Marker, Marker
  • Crop Circles
  • Crownbar.
  • Curls And Twirls
  • Cut Here
  • Daisies (nice rounded square letters with painted daisies)
  • Decoscriptic, Decoish.
  • Diamonds Are Forever, Liberty (dot amtrix fonts)
  • Didactic fonts: Back to School.
  • Digital, Digital Whimsy (gorgeous fonts in which the meat of the glyphs is made up of 0's and 1's), Digital Italics, Digital Non-italics.
  • Dingbats: Digital Biz Bitz (2012), Capitalist Pictograms (2012), Kapitalist Kit (2011), Weather System (2011), Twelve Days of Christmas (2010), Learning For Business (2010), Calder Symbols (2010), Mad Aliens (2010), FSEmoticons, Maven Pictograms, Temp (weather dings), Sports Wave, Bullet Arrows
  • Dinner at 8
  • Diode
  • Directional
  • Ditier Cycles (2010): a grunge version of J. Hughes's Dirt Cycles.
  • Disco Ball, Disco Salvation.
  • Doggie Tracks (2010).
  • Dollars and Cents.
  • Domestic Bliss (+Solid), Blissful Hearts (Valentine's Day alphadings).
  • Domino, Dominodot
  • Dot matrix fonts: Belly Button (2013), Fandangle (2013), Trace Remains (2013), Billiards (2013), Pome (2013), Cow Poke (2013), Rouletto (2014), Crawler (2014), Zephyrelli (2012), Yoyo (2012), Carousel (2011), Corsivo Punti (2011), Wisp (2011), Amusement (2011), Menagerie (2011), Junk (2011), Iphont (white on black dot matrix face), Lyrical (dot matrix script), Petits Pois, Elli, Industrial Magic, Wind Chime, Domestic Bliss (2010, +Serif, +Sans Serif), Ying Yang (2009)
  • Double Decker
  • Eau de Kerning.
  • Efficiency (2010).
  • Eiffel family: mechanical.
  • Electrifunkified (2013).
  • Emergency
  • eq Regular, eq Radio Waves, eq Tight.
  • Erector Set (2010).
  • Extension Cord
  • Fairy Tale (curly)
  • Fantastic
  • Fast Cars, Fast Lane, Fast Forward
  • Fifty Famous Fairy Tales (bi-lined and bejeweled)
  • Flair Ornate, Flaired Script, Flair, Flaired
  • Floor Plan
  • Flash (gridded face)
  • Folk Art (wooden plank simulation)
  • Font Troll
  • Fractal, Wireframe, Hemisphere, Origami (now Mummification): experiments in glyph partitioning.
  • Funk, Funky palms
  • Gancio (2014). Hand-drawn.
  • Gemstone (letters in a mosaic)
  • Glyphs made from broken objects: Broken Combs, Broken Glasses
  • GI Joe
  • Grain
  • Graphont
  • Grid1, Grid2, Pas De Grille Pli Isométrique (+Plombé), Grille Noir Pli Isométrique (+Plombé), Grille Intrépide Pli Isométrique (+Plombé), Grille Facile Pli Isométrique (+Plombé).
  • Grunge faces: Feather (2010).
  • Gummy (2010).
  • Happily Ever After (2010).
  • Heath Robinson (gorgeous mechanical font).
  • Hexcavated (2010).
  • High Anxiety.
  • High Wire (dotted).
  • Honeycomb Black (hexagonal).
  • Horizontally Phased (like IBM logo from afar), Vertically Phased, Field Goal.
  • Hot Diggity Dog (2010): a monoline rounded sans.
  • Void.
  • Inline: Hi-Fi Deco, Track (+Filled), Crispy Inline
  • Imperfect Optical Experiment.
  • Ironside, Ironworks.
  • Isomixed (+Inline, +Inverted, +Light, +Inline Light), Isomixerd Moire (nine textured styles).
  • Jacks (2010): a stitching font.
  • Jeannie
  • Jelly Bean series: I's, Wide, O's, Split
  • Jetsons
  • Jolly Swash 9+Tall, +Tall Wide Tail).
  • Kaleidoscope, Kaleidoscope Solid
  • Kitchen tile faces: MadisonAveAvenue (2010), Edgar Fernhout (2012).
  • Lace
  • Ladder
  • Last Days Of Summer, Endless Summer, Beach.
  • Lattice, Lattice Black
  • Lean
  • Leaves
  • l-e-display
  • Little Miss Muffet.
  • Loom.
  • Love, Love Letters
  • Martini
  • Metroliner and Metroliner Deluxe.
  • MICR fonts: Wedge Solid.
  • Mike
  • Mitered, Zietgeist: striped 3d faces.
  • Modal.
  • Modern Ancient (chiseled font imitation)
  • Molecular (+Complex, +Complex 1), Dense Molecular Complex (1 through 5), Molecular Architecture, Tessellation 1 (+Continuous), Tessellation 2.
  • Monkey Bars.
  • Montreal (+Italics)
  • Monumental, Less Monumental,
  • Mortar Booted (+Thick, Separated, Mission, Booted Mission).
  • Mouthy
  • Music fonts: Fret Full (2010), Fret Station (2010).
  • MyBlock
  • Mystere (2012, grunge).
  • Necklace
  • Ninja.
  • Oblique
  • Octovision Remix
  • Open&Shuttered Day, Open&Shuttered Night
  • Oriental simulation/look: Shoji Pixel, Shoji Stage&Screen Soapbox, Chinese Democracy, Asian Influence.
  • Origami City (2010): formerly Simply Elevated Black. Simple Elevation (2012) is in the same family.
  • Outline Habitat
  • Ozmosis (2014), Ozian (2014), Cardinal (2014), Emblem (2014), Oblio (2014), Hollow Branch 92014)
  • Pallina (2010, + Stampino, +Diluente).
  • Palm, Tall Palm
  • Paperclip faces: Neue Werner Paperclip (2012).
  • Patterns
  • Pavers
  • Piccadilly (2010).
  • Pipes
  • Pisa.
  • Pixel Dust, Pixels Dusted, Zogg Domination (video game font)
  • Plaid
  • Pop Arc (2010). In the same style: Conveyor Belt, Milk Bottle, Cookie Cutter, Erector Set (2010).
  • Popsicle Sticks (nice vertically striped glyphs).
  • Playbook (2010).
  • Power Grid, Power Gridlocked
  • Process This (2010) and Flowcahrt (2010): based on graphs of computer programs.
  • Pump Boys (2010).
  • Puzzle
  • Quagmire (2010)
  • Radio Waves
  • Razorback Block
  • Receipt (2012): a dot matrix face.
  • Regular Habitat
  • Relativity
  • Remixintag (2011, a clone of Wallachia by Intaglio).
  • Repeat
  • Ribbodini (2010, ribbon font).
  • Riveted
  • Road Trip
  • Sausalito Nautica (2011).
  • Say What? (Exaggerated ink trap face)
  • Scaffoldini (2010): a 3d gridded face. Followed by Scaffo (2012), Scaffoldini Senza Griglia (2010), Scaffoldini Ascendente Contrario SG, Scaffoldini Ascendente Senza Griglia, Scaffoldini Contrario Senza Griglia, Scaffoldini Ascendente, Scaffoldini Contrario, and Scaffoldini Ascendente Contrario, Scaffoldini Prospettico (+Contrario, +SG).
  • Scichosis.
  • Scripts: Diode (+Dioded, Diodoubled, Diodocked, Diodedocked, Diodiced), Scherzando, Fontstitution, Rough Script, Scriptilicious, Whipped Cream, 45 Degrees, Script Town (2013), Aloha (2013), Sinal Strength (2013), Ink Well (2013).
  • Skulls, Skully
  • Slice N dice
  • Skyscraper.
  • Small Wonder, Small World
  • Snowflake (2010).
  • Soap.
  • Sole
  • Soma (2009): 3d letters mades from cubes.
  • Spooky Eyeballs (2009).
  • Squiggles
  • Stained Glass, Stained with Cross
  • Starburst
  • Stencil fonts: GI Joe (2012, military), Kid's Stencil (white on black), Black Tie, Matchstick, Stensei, Stencillated, Tri-Fold, Tri-Fold Cut, Tri-Fold Rounded, Stencil, Stencil Plate, Stencil Face, Semi Stencil, Psuedo Stencil, Psychedelic Stencil.
  • Stitching fonts: Cross Worded (2013), Cut Here (2014), Sampler
  • T-Shirts on a Clothesline
  • Swamp Frog and Tadpole: artsy fat letters
  • Swamp Funk, Mojo (curly letters)
  • Swatches.
  • Tabular
  • Tall Habitat
  • Techno look: Technified, Slick, Tangential (2010).
  • Tanqueray (2010): octagonal face.
  • Teepee (wood look)
  • Tennis themed: Racket, Net Ball, World Cup.
  • Tetrominoes Black (2010): a 3d typeface cloned from TP2 Marriott's Tetrominoes.
  • Textile
  • Texture fonts: Global (2011, globes), SS Half Tone (One, Two, Three), SS Watermark, SS Silk Screen (2010). These brush texture faces were cloned from Swifted Strokes by Mike Lee. Tramarada (2011) has a stunning woven look.
  • Thalistic.
  • The Adventure of the Dancing Men (2011, dingbats).
  • The Big Top
  • The Real McCoy
  • Tiki.
  • Time
  • Timpani, Timpaniless, Timpaniblok, Alien Crop Circles (outer space face).
  • Toothpaste (2011): imitating oozing toothpaste.
  • Trapezoidot, Zoidot, Dotz (dotted faces).
  • Upright connected scripts: Madie (2009)
  • Valentine's fonts: Hearts and Flowers, Hearts and Arrows, Keys to your Heart, Bed of Hearts
  • Vapors and Mirage: evaporating glyphs.
  • Vibration (2010). This multiline typeface was followed by Echo (2010).
  • Victorian fonts: Alouette, Swamp Funk
  • Void.
  • Waveform
  • WPA Household Arts Stripes, WPA Household Arts Chex, WPA Household Arts (poster stencil face)
  • Wee The People, Small World.
  • Werner Paperclip (2009), Paperclip (2010): paperclip faces after a 1974 original by Ad Werner.
  • Western fonts: Bolo (2010), Bow Tie (2010), Bowl (2010), Western Doodle, Sparky, Buckaroo, Diamond Buckaroo, Saloon and Desert Rose. Western style alphadings: Cart Before The Horse, Wagon Train
  • Weird
  • White on black faces: Tabs, Dot Keys, Rounded Keys, Block Keys, Keys.
  • Wiggles
  • Wim Crouwel-related fonts: Unknown Crouwel #1, Edgar Fernhout (a Wim Crouwel tribute font in kitchen tile style taken from a 1963 poster), Kalender 1976 Letters (octagonal based on a Wim Crouwel calendar from 1976), Kalender 1976, Brusselmans (based on a Wim Crouwel poster), Rabobank (based on a Wim Crouwel poster), Brabant (based on a Wim Crouwel poster)
  • Woodcut, Woodcut Recut, Woodcut Banjo.
  • Woven.
  • Wrenched
  • Yay Team
  • Zebeast (Zebra-striped letters)
  • Zodiac Block

In 2012, he added these fonts at MyFonts: Architect, Black Tie, Carousel, Check Mate, Cobblestones, Cruise, Dog Tag, Edgar Fernhout (based on the famous poster by Wim Crouwel), Fifty Famous Fairy Tales, Fratturato Digitale (pixelish blackletter face), Ghost Town, Jackpot, Jelly Bean, Keyboard, Kingdom (a castle font), Lagniappe (Victorian), Lyrical, Madie, Matchstick, Menagerie, Q Typ, Scaffo, Sprinkle, Stained Glass, Stencillated, Stensei (stencil), Sweet Valley, Toothpaste, Vibration MF, Yoyo, Zephyrelli.

Typefaces from 2013 (no longer freely downloadable!): Pome (dot matrix), Cow Poke (dot matrix), Sausalito Nautica, Cut Here (stitching typeface), Belly Button (dot matrix face), Rouletto (bejeweled typeface), Picnic Basket (alphadings), Fandangle (dot matrix), Trace Remains (dot matrix), Billiards (dot matrix), Cross Worded, Script Town, Schematode (connect-the-dots), Electrifunkified, Aloha, Signal Strength, Ink Well, Satellite, Supper Time (alphadings), Mike (alphadings), Licorice, Conga Lounge OF, Monkey Bars, Daisies, Fractal OF (textured face), Saloon OF, Ball and Chain, Say What.

Typefaces from 2014: the multilined or inline typefaces Ozmosis, Ozian, Cardinal, Hollow Branch, Emblem, and Oblio. The alphading typefaces Rat Race and Picnic Basket. The pearly dot matrix typeface Rouletto and Crawler. The video game typefaces Pod Invasion and Zogg Domination. The stitching typeface Cut Here. The pixelized typeface Code Hijack.

Klingspor link. Dafont link. Fontspace link. Additional URL. Myfonts link. MyFonts foundry link.

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Yasuhiro Yamaoka
[YOFonts]

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Yellow Design Studio
[Ryan Martinson]

Yellow Design Studio is a fine art, graphic design and typography studio based in Madison, Wisconsin. The font designer is Ryan Martinson (b. 1972), who lives in Chetek, WI.

Via MyFonts, they sell fonts such as Lulo (2014, a stackable chromatic typeface family), Lulo Clean (2014), Thirsty Soft (2014, a vintage signage script family), Eveleth (2014, a detailed vintage letterpress emulation family), Gist (2014, an inline slab serif; one weight is free), Gist Rough (2014, rough letterpress), Verb (2012, a very open sans family; +Verb Condensed, 2013, +Verb Compressed, 2013 +Verb Extra Condensed, 2013), Thirsty Script (2012, a retro connected signage script, which by his own admission, is based on Jack Edmondson's Wisdom Script, a fact he did not originally mention in the typeface description), Thirsty Script Shadow (2012), Thirsty Rough (2012), Thirst Script Extrabold (2014), Anodyne (2012, grungy caps), Veneer and Veneer Extras (2012, another set of grungy caps, with dingbats), Melany Lane (2011, a connected school script), Skitch (2011, sketch / blackboard bold face); +Skitch Shaded, Magesta Script (2010, a grungy calligraphic script), and Wausau (2010, an all caps grunge face).

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YOFonts
[Yasuhiro Yamaoka]

YOFonts offers beautiful fonts like Trafica and Engraver Sans by Yasuhiro Yamaoka. Most are commercial. Some can be downloaded as freeware or shareware. Fontsquirrel link [where one can download Eau (+Douce Sans, +Naturelle Sans, 2003), EPF (1999-2006), Grov (2000-2002), Midiet (1990-2009, sans and serif), Nord (1992-2000, elliptical), and Telegrama (1992, pixelish)]. Freeware fonts (Mac/PC): Crematec Bold, Glyphian (runic), Grov Alphabet Regular / Italic / Condensed (1999), Grov Katakana, Grov Hiragana, Laitty (1993-1997, upright connected script), Lapidit (1994-2002, experimental), Liq (1995, LCD face), IgnorantModern (1993), Initia (geometric, circular), OneZero Alphabet, OneZero Katakana (pixel face), Ovals (border font), Quads (borderfont), SmooHG, SmooKK, Opuscula (2008-2011), Practica, Ovals Regular (Border font), Quads Regular (Border font). Font of the month (free): Philo AB, Philo KK, Philo HG.

Other fonts: Angrite-Regular (1998), ArchaeoDeco (2001, art deco), Botaniq (organic, 2001-2002), Circles, CremSBold (1995-1997), CremacBea, CremacBeaBold, Crematec (techno), Cybertalk (2000), DippleKKS (1998, organic, molecular), Elementa (1990-1998, a techno family in Sans, Serif and Script styles), Engraver Sans (1995, Greek simulation family), Fact (1995-2005, information design family), Fol (1995, octagonal family), LiqMono, LiqMonoOblique, LiqRegular, LiqRegularOblique, ModCircle (1995), ModQuad (1996), Moderno (1997-2002, sans), Philo (1995-1996), Pica (1993-2005), Pixe (1992-1998), Practica (1991-2002, +Practica MsF), Nord-Bold (1998), OneZero-ABOneZero (1998), OneZero-ABZeroOne (1998), OneZero-ABZeroZero (1998), OneZero-KKOneOne (1998), OneZero-KKOneZero (1998), OneZero-KKZeroOne (1998), OneZero-KKZeroZero (1998), Serian (1997-2005, a German Schreibschrift), Trafica (1999-2002). In Font Pavilion 12: Smoo (1997-1998, Latin, katakana, hiragana). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yoshizaku Imada
[Kinkido]

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Yuji Adachi
[P-Font Dispenser (was: Yuji-3001)]

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