TYPE DESIGN INFORMATION PAGE last updated on Wed Jul 23 14:53:42 EDT 2014
A New Machine
Foundry, est. 2011, in Raleigh, NC, by Kent Swecker. A New Machine created the beautiful hairline hand-printed face Hair Line (2011), Sweck Sans (2011, a sans with some contrast and a large x-height), Unstable (2011, a paper cut face), the sketch face Crosshatch (2011), and the modular FontStruct-like face Model UR (2011).
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] ⦿
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] ⦿
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.
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 face Argenta (2004), Oxida (2005), the medieval script face 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.
Herencia (2004, a handwriting face done with Diego Giaccone), Grover (2004, slab serif), Milk Script (2004, with Alfredo Graziani), Mama Script (2004, with Alfredo Graziani), Politica (2004, a techno face 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 face 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.
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 face 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.
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 face 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).
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).
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).
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 face based on Gill Sans), Nervous, ParryHotter (2001, a Harry Potter blackletter face), Pffft, Tschiroki, Heart2Heart (heart alphadings), Anke Sans.
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)
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).
"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] ⦿
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.
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] ⦿
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] ⦿
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.
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.
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] ⦿
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).
CAT Design Wolgast
Wolgast-based type designer Peter Wiegel (b. 1955) runs CAT Design Wolgast. Designer of these free fonts:
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 face 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 face 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 face 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)).
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] ⦿
Cercurius (was: Lars Törnqvist Typografi)
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.
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 face 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: 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] ⦿
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.
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] ⦿
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.
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] ⦿
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 face 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.
Cybertype (was: Western Commercial Arts Company (WCA Co))
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 the 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), Stewart, Swiss92, Chatham, Eadwy, Jonathan, Hoopy Frood.
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 Fleming Nalle
David Occhino Design (was: Treehouse Graphic Design)
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:
Deja Vu Sans Writing
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] ⦿
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 face 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 face 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 face 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] ⦿
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] ⦿
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 face 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 2014: Preto Semi.
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.
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 face Kid Type Ruled, and the brushy 1993 faces Kid Type Crayon, Kid Type Marker and Kid Type Paint.
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] ⦿
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] ⦿
Sells handwriting-fonts designed to exactly replicate many educational handwriting styles. In particular, they have these:
Electronic Font Foundry
The Electronic Font Foundry (EFF) in Ascot, Berkshire, UK, sells most classical fonts at about 15 dollars per weight, and makes custom fonts. Established in 1984, the foundry had 1300 fonts by 2012.
The font designer is Edward Detyna.
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.
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] ⦿
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:
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.
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 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).
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:
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] ⦿
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).
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:
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. ABC Cursive font set (with lines). ABC Apple, ABC Print, Fun Art (dingbats). ABC Faces, ABC Headkines, ABC Alegria, ABC Bulleting, ABC Teacher. [Google] [More] ⦿
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.
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] ⦿
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
Gene Buban (aka geneus1) is the creative and prolific designer at FontStruct in 2008-2009 of these faces:
Gerhard A. Bachmaier
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
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 face 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.
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.
Ground Control (was: Penny Font Foundry, or: Pennyzine)
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).
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] ⦿
Gunnlaugur S.E. Briem
Japanese font foundry committed to making open license fonts based on old prints. It is run by Judicare and Eunice. Fontspace link. The fonts:
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] ⦿
Jacci Howard Bear discusses the various styles of cursive and manuscript fonts used to teach handwriting:
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] ⦿
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. He created these typefaces:
In his own words: Es entstanden die Druckschriften Barbedor, Syndor, Oberon und die Entwürfe für Barbetwo, Syntax-Letter und Lapidar sowie verschiedene Fonts mit mathematischen Zeichen für den Gebrauch am Institut.
Links: Superb analysis of his life and contributions by Roxane Jubert (in French). His latest project is a school script for handwriting.
German type designer, b. 1980, Frankfurt. He runs a design studio in Frankfurt. Ciseaux Matisse (2010) is a counterless hand-printed all-caps face 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 face 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 face 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).
Harald Suess: Deutsche Schreibschriften für den Satz
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] ⦿
Highground Industries (or: Highground Graffiti Fonts, or: Fulltime Artists)
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 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).
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
Free clipart and some free fonts: ClipzBirthday (alphadings), ClipzBusybee (alphadings), ClipzSmallworld (first grade emulation font), ClipzBirds, ClipzButtons, ClipzFlowers, ClipzSmallworld ClipzStardust. [Google] [More] ⦿
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] ⦿
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:
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] ⦿
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.
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).
Typefaces from 2013: Friandise (a decorative face 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).
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.
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] ⦿
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.
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] ⦿
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 Hudson's six rules for teaching handwriting
John Hudson gives this great advice for teaching children.
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), 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).
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 1985-1990, 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:
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] ⦿
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.
Just in Type (was: Tipomovel)
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 face 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 face in the style of Josef Albers, done with Niko Fernandez).
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.
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).
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:
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] ⦿
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. Dafont link. Klingspor link. Google Web Font Directory link. Family home page. Her fonts, by year:
Kimera Type (was: Diseño Kimera)
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:
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] ⦿
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.
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] ⦿
Koelooptiemanna Productions (was: KosteX)
Philippe Tassel at L'Encrier made free school handwriting fonts: Beaumale, Du Cahier (1994).
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] ⦿
A German school font in use since 1953. The metafont la package simulates it.
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] ⦿
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] ⦿
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 face #1 Ichiro.
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] ⦿
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).
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.
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:
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] ⦿
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.
Manfred Klein's Fonteria
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] ⦿
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 face 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 2010, he designed the Ripe Apricot humanistic sans family (ParaType). Narevik (2011, Paratype) is a dynamic low contrast design with slightly rounded triangle serifs.
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.
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] ⦿
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] ⦿
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 face 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.
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 face called GinoSchoolScript (1997), which can be found in this archive. [Google] [More] ⦿
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] ⦿
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] ⦿
Miguel Angel Padriñán Alba
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] ⦿
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] ⦿
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
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 face 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).
Turkish creator of the readable hand-printed face McMuratti (2011) and the squarish face McAlberto (2011). He also made the upright connected school script face McLeonardo (2011), McLeona (2012), the cratchy hand-printed McVincenzo (2011) and the spiky face McAlbertina (2011).
In 2012, he made a tall-ascendered version of Garamond, called Garamond Tall.
All his typefaces are free.
Nan Jay Barchowsky
Designer of the custom typeface La Seño (1998-2001) for an editorial company. This face 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] ⦿
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), 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 face 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 (handprinted, 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 face done with Luke William Turvey), Anika (curly, scratchy hand-printed typeface), Birds (hairline drawings of birds), Azebra (textured script), 3D Cursive.
Typefaces from 2014: 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).
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] ⦿
Creator of the classic Germanic blackletter hand simply called Blackletter Hand (2014). It has elements of Suetterlin.
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) and Nick's Font (2014) emulate handwriting as well.
Station (2014) is an all-caps sans face 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.
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] ⦿
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] ⦿
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 face 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.
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.
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)
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.
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:
Paul D. Woods
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:
Peax Web Design
French creator of mostly (free) hand-printed fonts.
Typefaces from 2014: 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.
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] ⦿
P-Font Dispenser (was: Yuji-3001)
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.
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.
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] ⦿
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:
Primary School Fonts
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] ⦿
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] ⦿
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] ⦿
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] ⦿
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] ⦿
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).
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 face Sassoon Infant). Her fonts were developed by Adrian Williams of Club Type. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
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).
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] ⦿
School Fonts (was: Shepherdson Community Education Centre)
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 surveys the commercial school scripts--for the free ones, check my pages. His list contains:
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] ⦿
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] ⦿
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] ⦿
Scriptorium (Ragnarok Press, Fontcraft)
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:
Fots from 2014: Edifice (based on lettering by J.M. Bergling).
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 face 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.
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] ⦿
SoftMaker Software GmBH (now: freefont.de)
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 face after John Schaedler's Paprika), Advertisers Gothic (a revival of a 1917 face by Robert Wiebking), Ad Lib (a revival of a quirky 1961 face 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 face 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 face 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.
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.
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] ⦿
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
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:
At ATypI 2004 in Prague, he spoke about his own Czech typefaces, on his Czech Typeface Project, and on the life of Josef Týfa.
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] ⦿
Sütterlin --- Deutsche Schreibschrift
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] ⦿
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] ⦿
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] ⦿
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] ⦿
The Difficult Type
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.
The Icelandic Method
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] ⦿
Thomas A. Osthege
Illustrator in the San Francisco area, b. 1970. Dafont link. Creator of the signage face 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).
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
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] ⦿
Type Revivals (or: SourceNet)
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)
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 1950-1954, 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.
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.
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.
Urban Pixel (or: UP Font Studio)
Foundry in Montreal, est. 2008 by Michel Troy (b. 1969).
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 face by Walden Font, but its origins are somewhere in the 11th century.
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:
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.
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, 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] ⦿
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:
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).
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:
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
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 typerface Picnic Basket.
Yellow Design Studio
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 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).
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] ⦿