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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]


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]  ⦿

César López Rivadeneira

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

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]  ⦿

David Cevallos

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

Diego Lara

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

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ela Noboa

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

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]  ⦿

José Augusto

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

Juan Casco
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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 faces.
  • Code 7x5 (2015). A pixel typeface.
  • Colonial (2010).
  • Cuneiforme (2010): cuneiform simulation face.
  • The scary gothic faces 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 faces 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 faces: Trium (2010), DarkPix (2009, done with FontStruct).
  • The blackletter faces Por Siempre Gótica (2011), Artesanias (2011), Fraktura (2011), Neue Goth (2011), Estilographica (2011).
  • The curly scribbly faces 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).
  • 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.
  • Erie Roman (2014). A roman caps typeface.
  • Ancient War (2015). Inspired by the movie War Craft.

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

Maria Cisneros Flor

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

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).

Behance link. Home page. Creative Market link. [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 Zuniga (Amuki) is a graphic designer in Loja, Ecuador. She 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.

Behance link. [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). 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]  ⦿

Winston Macias

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