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Type design in Ecuador

[Headline set in Bernhard (1993), a typeface created by Tatiana Lyskova at Paratype, based on a 1912 original by Lucian Bernhard for Bauer]


Aldo Zambrano

Art director in Machala, Ecuador, who designed the decorative typefaces Nudillo, Awasqa, Qiru and Piratal in 2016. All are related to tribal / cultural images and symbols. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alejandro Herrera

Quito, Ecuador-based designer of the decorative typeface Omagua (2014). It is based on symbolisms of the Tupi-Guarani people who lived in Amazonia. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alejandro Ribadaneira Aguilar

Quito, Ecuador-based designer. Creator of the free geometric font Alektro Young (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alessandro Lamirata

Quito, Ecuador-based designer, b. 1989, of Golf Tools (2012), a golf-themed display typeface. Movie Soundtrack (2012) is a film strip-themed font. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alvaro Moncayo

Advertising designer in Quito, Ecuador. He created the counterless typeface Tipe 4 tres. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrea Palacios

During her studies at UDLA in Quito, Ecuador, Andrea Palacios designed the chromatic ornamental caps typeface Curvus (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrea Tafur

Creator of a circle-based font called Roseta (2013), which is based on the glass and iron work (rosetón) of the Basílica del Voto Nacional de Quito, Ecuador. Andrea is based in Quito as well. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andres Escobar

Andres Escobar (Riobamba, Ecuador) created the display typefaces Bombillo (2013) and Chachay (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andres Torres Coronel

Cuenca, Ecuador-based designer of the free typeface Facultad (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bryan Guerrero Gonzaga

Graphic designer in Quito, Ecuador, who created the vintage spurred display typeface Andinia (2016, in Regular, Sans and Shadow styles). With vernacular origins, the designer is showcasing it as an athletic lettering font family. [Google] [More]  ⦿

César López Rivadeneira

Ecuadorian designer of the typeface Tipoglifo, which won an award at Tipos Latinos 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Ecuador-based designer of William Morris Initials (2018), which is based on the wood type initials designed for the Kelmscott Press by William Morris just before 1900.

In 2019, he published the striped typeface Kurtis Blow, which is based on his Back by popular demand album cover. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Christian Lasso

Art director in Quito, Ecuador. Creator of the Elatina typeface family in 2012, a rounded simple sans for use in magazine headlines.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cinthia Erazo

Cayambe, Ecuador-based designer of a textured decorative all caps typeface in 2016. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cristian Fernando Talavera Freire

Santo Domingo, Ecuador-based designer (b. 1991) of the textured typeface Tsachi (2016). It uses symbolism from the Tsachila culture. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Quito, Ecuador-based designer of the modular typeface Ecuatoriana (2014), the squarish typeface Slim Regular (2016) and the compass-and-ruler font Linea 2 (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Damian Vasquez

Designer and art director (b. Riobamba, Ecuador, 1986) whose studio is Disaikner in Barcelona. He created several free vernacular typefaces in 2013 that are based on wall writing and hand-drawn signs found in the city. These include Trueno, Mecanica, Garaje and Tiner.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daniela Armendariz

Quito, Ecuador-based designer of the scribbly Halloween typeface Branch (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

David Cevallos

Guayaquil, Ecuador-based creator of the organic typeface DaLeaves Condensed (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Diego Lara Saltos

Neurotypo (2011) is a free illustrated caps alphabet made by Diego Lara, a graphic designer and illustrator from Cuenca (was: Quito), Ecuador.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Diego Molina

Cuenca, Ecuador-based illustrator who designed the signage logotype Kopi Luwak Express in 2016. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Economia Basada en Recursos

Economia Basada en Recursos, or EBR, or RBE, created the compass-and-ruler logotype EBR in 2016. This social change program is based in Cuenca, Ecuador. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ela Noboa

Illustrator in Quito, Ecuador, who created an unnamed ornamental caps alphabet in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fiorella Briz

Guayaquil, Ecuador-based designer of the tall compass-and-ruler poster typeface Bulb (2016), which was a school project at Universidad Casa Grande. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gabriel Proaño

Quito, Ecuador-based freelance designer who created the grotesque typeface Gabrielle Corleone (2015), which is named after the mafia dynasty. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gabriela Cardenas

Ecuador-based designer of the hand-crafted typefaces Rafaela (2017), Profiterol (2017), Ashland (2017) and Mine (2017). Creative market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gabriela Landivar

Guayaquil, Ecuador-based designer who was inspired by the lettering of Payskool when she designed the typeface Agartha in 2015. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gen Studios

Gen Studios in Quito, Ecuador, designed the modular compass-and-ruler display sans typeface Bohio in 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Geovanny Gavilanes

At the Universidad de Cuenca, Ecuador Geovanny Gavilanes designed the free spurred and diamond-studded vintage typeface Caja (2016), Inglorious Basterd Icons (2015, based on Quentin Tarantino's movie) and the free SVG format Antique Weapons Icons. In 2016, he created the free orthogonal deco typeface Cortana. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Goulk Rouse

On April 17, 2016, the day that Ecuador suffered a devastating coastal earthquake measuing 7.8 on the Richter scale, Goulk Rouse from Ambato, Ecuador, published his bar code-inspired typeface Barra on Behance. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Henry Paul Sanchez Cuaran

Quito, Ecuador-based creator (b. 1994) of the hairline sans typeface Line Style (2014). Facebook link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jackeline González Morocho

Salinas, Ecuador-based designer of some geometric display typefaces in 2014 such as Neon and Prism. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jan Gabriel

Ecuadorian designer now based in Graz, Austria, of Fabio Slab (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Javier Perez

Graphic and web designer in Guayaquil, Ecuador. FontStructor of the angular counterless typeface Geometrik (2012). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Javier Villamil

Designer at Pastaza Type in Ecuador of the angular scribbly typeface Punkstoric (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jinso Elmalo

Designer at Pastaza Type in Ecuador of the Mexican ornamental caps typeface Punk (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jonathan Ortiz

As a student in Guayaquil, Ecuador, Jonathan Ortiz designed the free decorative AI format typeface Fusion Alphabet (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jorge Baltan

During his studies in Quito, Ecuador, Jore Baltan designed the textured and patterned typeface Sierra Ecuatoriana (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

José Augusto

Guayaquil, Ecuador-based designer of the experimental geometric typeface Geart (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Juan Arroyo

Quito, Ecuador-based designer of Circles Light (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Juan Casco

Designer from from Puyo, Ecuador, b. 1991, known as Darko Juan. He made numerous free fonts.

Creator of these typefaces:

  • Amazonica (2009) is a curlified roman face.
  • Artesanias (2011).
  • Básica (2010, an organic octagonal sans done with FontStruct) and Básica Unicode (2010).
  • Black Audio (2010): gridded.
  • Bohemia (2010): grunge face.
  • Borracho (2009).
  • Bosque Encantado (2010).
  • Cabaret (2011).
  • Chave (2010) and Gato (2010) are hand-printed typefaces.
  • Colonial (2010).
  • Cuneiforme (2010): cuneiform simulation face.
  • The scary gothic typefaces La Flama y La Espina, Pasión Acústica (2009), Dark Pix (2010, FontStruct), Goth Stencil (2009, blackletter stencil), Goth Stencil Premium (2009), Ming Imperial (2009) and Ming Gothic (2009, was Chino Gotico before that). The latter two typefaces have an Asian look. Pasion Gotica (2010, FontStruct).
  • Fam Fuerte (2011, grungy).
  • Furia&Venganza (2011). A tattoo face.
  • Hangul Love2 (2010).
  • La Rosa Muerta (2010).
  • Lejana (2010): a curly script.
  • Linexter (2013). A vintage typeface.
  • Luismi Murder (2009).
  • Magical Dreams (2011).
  • Mobile Sans (2015).
  • Narn Font (2011). Inspired by The Chronicles of Narnia.
  • Ninja Turtles (2014) and Guardians of the Galaxy (2014). Sci-fi typefaces.
  • No Hubo Tiempo (2009) is a timid handwriting face.
  • PercanceFatal (2009).
  • Pixel typefaces: Code 7x5 (2015) and Code 8x8 (2016), Trium (2010), DarkPix (2009, done with FontStruct).
  • The blackletter typefaces Por Siempre Gótica (2011), Artesanias (2011), Fraktura (2011), Neue Goth (2011), Estilographica (2011).
  • The curly scribbly typefaces One Wild Line (2012), Romance Fatal 2.0 and 3.0 (2009, based on his own hand), Romance Fatal Pix (2010), Romance Fatal (2009, +Serif), Romance Fatal Goth (2009), Romance Fatal Sans (2011), Romance Fatal Serif Pro (2017).
  • Rounded Sans (2014).
  • Scars Before Christmas (2010).
  • Schindler's Font (2011). Inspired by the movie.
  • Sucker Font (2011). A metal band face.
  • Tatida Versal (2009), Tatida Rocking (2009).
  • Tattoo Sailor (2010).
  • A custom font for Teller Of Tales: A Fib Fit For A King, a 2011 movie by Woody Lindsey.
  • The Fire Regular (2011).
  • Tipófila (2010).
  • Valle Lejano (2010, FontStruct).
  • Verde Amazonico (2011).
  • Versal-Gothic (2009).
  • Xefora (2011). A spindly blackletter.
  • Schindler's Font (2011). Based on the movie sequence.
  • Frozen Font (2014) is also movie-inspired.
  • Viaje Script (2015).
  • The Marauders (2015). A pirate typeface.
  • Camomila (2015). A feminine script.
  • Jupiter Serif (2015). Based on the titling of the movie Jupiter Ascending.
  • Symphony Script (2015).
  • Erie Roman (2014). A roman caps typeface.
  • Ancient War (2015). Inspired by the movie War Craft.
  • Guayaba Sans (2016).
  • Letra Hipster (2016). A signage script.
  • Slim Chef (2016).
  • Verde Sans Neue (2017).
  • Legends of Tomorrow (2017) and Legends Sans (2017). Sci-fi style.
  • Ragnarok Serif (2017).
  • Ecuador Handscript (2018).

Behance link. Devian tart link. Home page. Dafont link. Old home page. Fontspace link. Abstract Fonts link. Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Juan Casco
[Sharp & Type]

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Juan Pintado

Cuenca, Ecuador-based designer of the experimental typeface Kandinsky (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Juan Santiago Salazar

Ecuadorian designer of the penmanship typeface Guayaquil 1800 (2017), which is based on calligraphic pieces from the 19th century in Ecuador. [Google] [More]  ⦿

La Katsula

Quito, Ecuador-based designer of the thin avant garde typeface Muyu (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Luis Bolaños

Ecuadorian type designer. Award winner at Tipos Latinos 2010 for his experimental typeface Chacana. At Pixilate, he published the hand-printed typeface Lu Px with Kemie Guiada in 2004. It is based on an architect's hand. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Luis C. Bolaños

Ecuadorian designer of the typeface Pájaros Andinos, which won an award at Tipos Latinos 2014. Kero (2015) won an award at Tipos Latinos 2016. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Maria Cisneros Flor

Riobamba, Ecuador-based designer of the gridded typeface Reloj (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Martina Vega

Cuenca, Ecuador-based designer of the Bauhaus-inspired typeface Albers (2019), named to honor Anni Albers. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mateo Guncay

Cuenca, Ecuador-based designer of the bilined typeface Bauhaus (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mateo Ochoa

Cuenca, Ecuador-based designer of the triled school project typeface Bauhaus (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mir Agency

Studio in Guayaquil, Ecuador, that designed the decorative caps typeface Viva Guayaquil in 2017. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mr. Descro

Graphic designer and illustrator in Quito, Ecuador. In 2017, he designed the display typefaces Empatia, Hipeternity and Pacha (textured Ecuadorian cultural image font). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nathalie Echeverria Maquilon

Guayaquil, Ecuador-based graphic designer. In 2019, she published the Andean pattern all caps typeface Umiñs. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pablo Andres Duque Correa

Loja, Ecuador-based designer of the special stencil typeface Magno (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pablo Berrezueta

Cuenca, Ecuador-based designer of the multiline typeface Kandinsky Bauhaus (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pablo Nicolas Gavilanes Bourgeat

During his graphic design studies in Quito, Ecuador, Pablo Nicolas Gavilanes Bourgeat created the modular display typeface Nonchalant (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pastaza Type

Pastaza Type is located in Puyo, Ecuador. It groups the Casco brothers, Juan, Eduardo and Luis, as well as Javier Villamil and Danny Fiallos. Pastaza designed the free dingbat fonts Papa Roach (2010) and Telefonica (2010). Other typefaces from 2010 include Punkstoric (by Javier Villamil), Punk (2009, Mexican or Inca ornamental caps by Jinso Elmalo), and Spoonge Punk (by Valeria Herrera). In 2011, they made Wires, and Cowboys. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Paula Rivadeneira

Quito, Ecuador-based designer of the great squarish hand-crafted poster typeface Ecuadorian Sushi (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Paula Rodas

Cuenca, Ecuador-based designer of the Pre-Columbian art typeface Dragonart (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Paulina Merchán Borja

Graduate of Escuela Superior Politénica de Chimborazo de la ciudad de Riobamba, Ecuador. Now an art director in Riobamba, she created the triangle-inspired Suky typeface in 2015 [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pedro Pazmiño

Quito, Ecuador-based designer of the trilined (neon?) typeface Strato (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Priscila Gomez Aldas

Art director in Galapagos, Ecuador, who designed the animal-themed ornamental caps typeface Galapagos in 2016. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ricardo Cardenas

Quito, Ecuador-based designer of a decorative typeface in 2016. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rodrigo Bento d'Almeida

Graphic designer from Mompiche, Ecuador. He created an octagonal display typeface called Mompiche (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Santiago Landaburü

Designer in Guayaquil, Ecuador. He created the straight-edged display typeface Sant Serif (2011). Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sharp & Type
[Juan Casco]

Typefoundry set up by Juan Casco (Puyo, Ecuador) in 2013. Its typefaces as of 2014 include Jeniffer Script (a vampire script), Darkshire JZ (by Jeniffer Zuñiga), Frozen Script (by Juan Casco), Tramonta, Elrie Roman, Linexter (by Juan Casco), Refugiatta Bold, Ninja Turtles (modular and squarish), Frozen Roman, Guardians of the Galaxy (octagonal sci-fi face).

In 2015, Juan designed Huntsman, Funpool / Deadpool (movie titling font), Antman (based on the movie), Daredevil, Iron Tech (octagonal, techno), Limon Script (signage script), Viaje Script, Camomila (script), and The Marauders (a pirate typeface).

Typefaces from 2016: Silabario Waodani, Lemon Hipster (sign painting font), Slim Chef (narrow, hand-crafted), Atemporal (blackboard bold style), Symphony Script (calligraphic).

Behance link. Home page. Creative Market link. Klingspor link. Fontspace link. Abstract Fonts link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sherson Mantilla

Riobamba, Ecuador-based designer of the display typeface Sherson (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sofia Duran Escudero

Cuenca, Ecuador-based designer of the geometric compass-and-ruler typeface Gunta Regular (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Support Against Gender Violence

Guayaquil, Ecuador-based designer of the grungy typeface Gender Violence (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tipos Latinos Ecuador

Tipos Latinos Ecuador, as of 2010: Esteban Salgado, Silvia Noriega, Andrés Salgado, Ana Lucía Garcés, Galo Carrión, Pablo Ramos, Jaime Nuñez del Arco, Helena Malo, Carmen de la Cerda. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Valeria Herrera

Designer at Pastaza Type in Ecuador of the nice outlined hand-printed typeface Spoonge Punk (2010) and of the curly script typeface Cachuelin (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Vanessa Zuñiga

Vanessa A. Zuñiga Tinizaray (aka Amuki) is a graphic designer in Loja, Ecuador. She works a lot with pre-Colombian, Inca, and South American cultural patterns. Vanessa created the experimental typeface Pacha (2010), which is based on old Indian patterns. Lineas Y Puntos is a bribeware display typeface created in 2014.

Amaru Creador won an award at Tipos Latinos 2014. In 2015, she created the free display typeface Abyaster. Her typefaces Modular 46 and Tiwanacu won awards at Tipos Latinos 2016.

Typefaces from 2016: Criolla (an ornamental circus font).

In 2017, she designed an extraordinary multiline ancient Mexican culture-themed decorative typeface, Coatl Serpiente.

Typefaces from 2017: Tinkuy (a free op-art pattern font), M46C (experimental, and modular), Entorno (a modular prismatic typeface), Arhuaca (a precolombian pattern font). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Vasiliy Uvarov

Quito, Ecuador-based designer who created the sketched 3d font Doodle (2015), the spurred athletic lettering font Sporty (2015), Retram (2015), Leafy (2015), and the textured all caps typeface Round Sketch (2015).

In 2016, he designed the hand-crafted typeface Autumn. Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Victor Coello

As a student at Universidad del Azuay, Victor Coello (Cuenca, Ecuador) created the display typeface Insect in 2015. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Wilson E. Wilson

Ecuador-based "designer" of the hand-crafted typefaces Starmix (2017) and Livingstone (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Winston Macias

Guayaquil, Ecuador-based designer of the circus font Costeña (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿