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Luc Devroye
McGill University
Montreal, Canada
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150 Years of Advertising in The Netherlands

A picture page with many great lettering examples. [Google] [More]  ⦿

1920s and 1930s in Travel Ephemera
[David Levine]

Travel brochure and travel poster lettering from the 1920s and 1930s, art directed by David Levine. [Google] [More]  ⦿

350 Designs

A list of links to good free clean legible fonts collected by someone in Edmonton. Well, with a few exceptions like Linotype's Helvetica Neue... Here is that list: Ambrosia Anivers, Asenine, Aurulent Sans, Babel Sans, Bastardus Sans, Bebas, Bitstream Vera Mono, Blue Highway, BPReplay, Cicle, Decker, Diavlo, District Thin, Dustismo, Engel Light, Enigmatic, Eurofurence, Eurofurence Light, Existence Light, Fertigo Pro, Florence Sans, Folks, Forgotten Futurist, FranKleinBook, Futura Light, Geosans Light, Gill Sans, Gnuolance, Graublau Web, Grutch Grotesk, Helvetica Neue Light, Helvetica Neue UltraLight, Howie's Funhouse, Josef Pro Light, Lacuna, Lane Narrow, London Between, Mammagamma, Mandinga, Mank Sans, Mean 26 Sans, M+ Light, Museo Sans, Myndraine, Myriad Pro, Myriad Pro Condensed, National First, Nevis, Nuvo OT, Pakenham, Perspective Sans, Petita Light, Phoenix Sans, Print Clearly, Puritan, Qlassiuk Medium, Sansumi, Santana, Schul Vokal, Secret Code, SF New Republic, SF Old Republic, Soul Papa, Steelfish, Steiner, Stentinga, Street, Tall Films, Tradition Sans, Trebuchet, Walkway, Weezer, Y2K Neophyte. [Google] [More]  ⦿

40+ Killer Typographic Posters

Great examples of type on posters and photoshop examples. [Google] [More]  ⦿

400 Logos
[Ludwig Gatzke]

Ludwig Gatzke's collection of 400 logos of web companies. [Google] [More]  ⦿

45 Amazing Type Faces

Faces made from glyphs. [Google] [More]  ⦿

70 Minimalist Typography Examples

Examples of simple but elegant or surprising typographic posters. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aaron Carambula

A Kalamazoo, MI-based designer working on Fractured Six (2004), a blackletter bitmap face. Examples of typographic posters done at Friends of Type in 2010: Ah, Clef, poster.

In 2012, while studing at Type@Cooper under Jesse Ragan, he published the beautiful angular typeface Marais. Site dedicated to Marais. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aaron-Harper Lee

Palo Alto, CA-based designer of a stunning typographic wasp in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Abbey Ley

Great letterer and poster designer in Brooklyn, NY. Home page. I particularly like the music poster Peephole (2009) done for the Peephole Band. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Abby Lindstrom

Creator of the (painted) illustrated caps called Growing Power (2011). Images: i, ii. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Academic Technology Font Book

PDF files of hundreds of fonts that are used in Academic Computing Labs. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Achraf Amiri

Prince now lives in Brussels, and has taken a job as art director and graphic designer. Home page. In 2010, he published a booklet, Didot Fashion Victim. His fashion-inspired lettering is quite amazing, and so are his fashion illustrations. In 2011, he continues his amazing mixtures of typography and illustration in his design of a wall logo for Boutique no. 7 in Moscow. He also made the hairdo experimental caps typeface Touffe (2011). More fashion and vamp illustrations: Milano 2011, New York 2011, Paris 2011, Sophia Loren, Sofitel Brussels Le Louise (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Adam Knights

Students at the University of Leeds (UK) who made a nice Bodoni poster in 2011. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Adam Moroncsik

Handletterer and illustrator from Budapest. He created Khimaira (2011, futuristic/alchemic). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Adam Polselli

Adam Polselli prepares guides to various looks in design, including color palettes and appropriate font choices. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Adam Schofield

Twocester, UK-based creator of an alphabet collage entitled Traditional Versus Radical (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aerosyn-Lex Mestrovic
[Nontype]

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Agata Wlodarczyk

Krakow, Poland-based designer of some innovative logos in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Agence Eureka

Flickr page by Agence Eureka, which has scanned many lettering books from the art deco era and the immediate post-war era. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Agostina Ciccone

Designer in Udine, Italy, who touched me with her beautifully lettered logo design La Tetta di Giulietta (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ahmed Magdy

Giza, Egypt-based designer of the typographic poster Scream (2013) for the movie by the same name. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ahmed Shawkey

Designer from Alexandria, Egypt, who created a typographic poster in 2013 entitled Girls Rule. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ahmed Youness

Egyptian graphic designer. Creator of a typographic donkey (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ahmet Kökbudak

Eskisehir, Turkey-based type and graphic designer, who created New Old Rounded (2010). Also, check out his Snell Roundhand poster (2010). Another URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aida Novoa

Great graphic designer from Valencia, Spain. At Behance, she showed a trendy blingy smoky New York typographic poster (2009). In 2010, she made an equally good poster for Berlin. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alaina Johnson

Seattle, WA-based graphic designer. Creator of a beautifully lettered mural design for Killer Infographics' new office in 2013.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Albert W. Barbelle

Poster artist, whose lettering on this poster from 1922 inspired Nick Curtis to make ToonervilleNF. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alberto Lora

Guttenberg, NJ-based creator of a few fun typographic posters based on quotes from the main characters in the show Mad Men. I especially like Remember Don, when God closes a door, he opens a dress (2011) and I'm not a solution to your problems. I'm another problem (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alberto Nomo

A bunch of holes with no "a"'s. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aldrena Corder

Located in Colombia, SC, Aldrena made a few nice typographic posters in 2010, illustrating faces such as Rockwell, Optima and Mrs Eaves. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alejandra Garza

During her studies in Monterrey, Mexico, Alejandra Garza designed a great typographic poster entitled Rafael Coronel Retrofutura (2014). Alejandra mixed Fette Unz Fraktur, IFC Los Banditos, and DIN Next LT Pro to obtain the hybrid typeface Oldtime Circus (2014). To celebrate Andy Warhol, she designed Pop Art Type in 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alejandra Wilches

Graphic designer in Bogota, Columbia, who created Minoria (2012, hexagonal).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alejandro G

Buenos Aires-based illustrator and designer. He created a nice sketchy poster called Hecho en Latino America (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aleksandra Rybak

Vilnius, Lithuania-based creator of Neon font (2014, Cyrillic). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alena Skarina

Designer in Toronto (b. 1986, Siberia) who has some nice botanical illustrations in her Erobotanica (2012), including some called Nepeta Lactone.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alessandro Segalini
[Izmir University of Economics]

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Alex Hunter

Born in Scotland, Alex Hunter grew up in the USA and is now based in Charlotte, NC. She created great lettering for her poster Ask Me To Stay (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alex Trochut

Barcelona-based grandson of Joan Trochut of Super-Veloz fame. Fantastic graphic designer in his own right. He is the codesigner with Andreu Balius of SuperVeloz (2005, TypeRepublic), a digital version of his grandfather's typeface. It won an award at the TDC2 2005 type competition. Balius says about this typeface originally created by Joan Trochut from 1920-1980: Super-Veloz could be considered as an Ornamental type design, but in its core it is an experimental typeface based on a set of modular features that, with the combining of its modules, a great range of typefaces, ornaments ---even illustrations---, could be made. That is perhaps the most interesting experiment in early modern type design ever made in Spain during the immediate years after the War. The lecture, considering the borders between type design and ornament design, will introduce the context where Joan Trochut's Super-Veloz was produced (from sketches to published brochures and speciments) in 1942. Also will explain how Super-Veloz works. It is really a "type-ornament" design that could be considered on the edge of what we call type design.

Alex Trochut's lettering must be seen to be believed---it has to be genetic transmission. Recurring themes include adorned initials and modular types. His numerical all-caps alphabet for British Airways is phenomenal and pushes the bling-bling to the fashionable extreme. Stunning dollar sign drawn by him in 2007 for Acido Surtido.

In 2009, he published Neo Deco at HypeForType. Noteworthy type treatments of that year include Nixon and the Futurecraft logo.

In 2012, he designed Trojan Font (like Trajan). He also did some stunning multiline alphabet for V Magazine. Also noteworthy is a swashy calligraphic logo for Wiz Khalifa and Atlantic Records.

Typographic picture by TDC55.

Behance link. Debutart link. Klingspor link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexander Kuliev

Behance link. This graphic designer from Moscow made typographic compositions of Vladimir Yefimov's Cyrillization font called Mason (2010), which is based in turn on earlier work by Jonathan Barnbrook). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexander Kvamme

Designer and artist in Bergen, Norway, who made a remarkable typographic poster called Le Muée (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexander Stanciu

Romanian graphic designer who has some interesting type posters such as Bancophone (2009) and Necro (2009). He lives in Bucharest. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexandra Ardelian

Designer in Timisoara, Romania, who made a colorful and intricate typographic composition in 2013 entitled Liternictwo. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexandra Clotfelter

Alexandra Clotfelter is currently attending Savannah College of Art&Design in Savannah, Georgia. She created the typographic poster Occupy Wall Street (2011). Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexandre Freitas

Graphic designer in Sao Paulo who designed a beautiful set of hand-lettered posters on the theme of Jimi Hendrix in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexandros Mavrogiannis

Illustrator from Athens who made some fun type plays in 2009. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexey Persh

Digital artist in Tagil, Russia. He creates innovative geometric alphabets and has published great typographic posters. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ali Fais

Saudi Arabian, b. 1988, located in Jeddah, who created the interesting Face Typography poster in 2008. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alicia Acuff

Graphic design student at Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville, TN, 2010. Illustrator. Creator of a Grid Alphabet (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alicia García

Palma de Mallorca-based creator of a nice typographic collection of posters entitled Carteles Leo Bassi (2011), which mix the Western circus poster style and art nouveau elements. Typefaces created by er include the paper cut typeface Diplodocus (2011), and the octagonal typeface That Tune (2012).

View her Y Modaba poster (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alla Lettera bicycle ad

A wonderful vintage Italian ad mounted on the wheels of a bicycle. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Allan Sommerville

British graphic designer who made this poster of eyes in 2009. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Allison Bosworth

Alexandria, VA-based creator of the 3d typeface Mondo Condo (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Allison Sullard

Director of Communication Design in the Northeast Bible Church, San Antonio, TX. Creator of a beautiful Russian constructivist poster called Save Trees (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alphabet trucks
[Eric Tabuchi]

Eric Tabuchi has photographed trailer trucks on empty highways, each bearing one letter of the alphabet. His set of 26 trucks is perfectly uniform in scale and composition and lighting. His home page, where other alphabet series can be found. [Google] [More]  ⦿

AlphaBytes

Graphic design and hand lettering on the Internet. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alphan Typefaces
[Roberto Baldassari]

Roberto Baldassari highlights the faces used in "Space: 1999": Countdown (an LCD font by Esselte, 1965), Data 70 (another LCD font by Esselte, 1970), Futura Black, Microgramma, and Futura Medium. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Amaia Arrazola

Barcelona-based illustrator. Look at the informal lettering in her posters. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Amaztype

An on-line tool in which Amazon book covers are used to typeset sample words. Nifty. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Amberlee Isabella

Architect and graphic designer in Atlanta, GA. Amberlee created Josephine (2011, headline caps). She also created some fashionable calligraphic headline posters against child labor in 2011, based on Alejandro Paul's Poem Script.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Amondo Szegi
[FONTana Typestudio]

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Amour de typographie

A weekly series of inspirational posts in the field of typography from Hangaroundtheweb. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ana Elisa Ribeiro

Located in Recife, Brazil, Ana Elisa Ribeiro, a student at UFPE, created Brick (2012, FontStruct: a squarish face), Neon (2012, dot matrix face), Chippendale (2012, informal caps face), Continental (a spiked family based on the lettering for the aguardente by that name). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ana Gomez Bernaus

Letterer, illustrator, art director and designer in Los Angeles (was: New York City). Creator of Octave (2011): Octave has been created with the intention of fusing together the graphical elements of written musical composition with the English alphabet.

In 2012, she created the tall high contrast fashion typeface Kilimanjaro. Her Textappeal lettering from 2014 is also notewirthy.

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

Ana Paula Caldas

Brazilian designer in Campos. Her work includes many nice typographic posters. Flickr stream. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ana Starhan

Brazilian graphic design graduate from IADE, Portugal (in 2011), who is now located in Glasgow. Creator of Pinho (2010), a modular typeface made from nuts. She also made Hardcopy (2012, for the Hardcopy magazine). As an example of her typography in branding and logos, check out the work she did for Galeria Barbara Longhi in Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anatoly Vyalikh

Graphic designer and illustrator in Moscow. Creator of a colorful type poster (2009) for a children's book based on Futura. From it he derived a painted-look version of Futura (2009). Home page. Another URL. Another typeface. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anatomia de la letra

YouTube video about the parts of a letter. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andi Bordt

During his studies in Ottawa, andi Bordt drew a great typographic poster for Ilford (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andras Nagymihaly

Hungarian graphic designer and photographer in Sydney, who created the stylish piano key bespoke typeface Ficka in 2013. Andras created some interesting typographic examples such as Weapon of Math Destruction (2009) or Carbon FM 103.4 (2009).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrea Laureti

Roman brand designer Andrea Laureti's Stop The Oil logo (2012) is full of visual typographic punch. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrea Morris

Graphic designer who works typography into some of her work, such as this Baskerville poster (2010). Behance link. She lives in Kansas City. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrea Unali

Andrea Unali (Zone 13 Studio, Milan, Italy) created a great-looking lettered poster to illustrate the 1940s (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

André Tanaka

Brazilian illustrator, b. 1987. Creator of the old map script typeface Separaçao Script (2010). Smelly Cat typographic poster (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andreas Gustavsson
[Gustav & Brun (was: Jagjavi)]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Andreas Scheiger

On his page, Vienna-based Andreas Scheiger shows several interesting illustrations from The Evolution of Type. Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andreas Xenoulis

Graphic designer based in Athens. Graduated from AKTO / Middlesex University London with the Higher Diploma of Education in Graphic Design. In the electronic vibe / futuristic category, Andreas Xenoulis's Elasma (2012) stands out---perfectly designed on a square spacing pattern, it evokes techno music like no other font. His silkscreened Bodoni poster (2011) is also worth a try. In 2012, his identity design for Pinka Cybernet Architects uses a rounded squarish techno face, Orbitron. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrej Krahne

Branding director in Braunschweig, Germany. His typographic work in Type Sex with Durex (2010) is remarkable. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andres de Velasquez
[Studio 69]

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Andres Sanchez

Andres Sanchez lives in Greenville, SC, where he does graphic and web design. Behance link. Creator of the circle-themed geometric monoline sans Neometric (2010, free at Dafont), and of a nice Wim Crouwel Lecture poster (2010).

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

Andreu Zaragoza

Barcelona-based creator of the typographic poster La Mano Larga (2011). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrew Dick

Andrew Dick was born in 1983 in Victoria, B.C. Canada, and is a selftaught artist who currently lives in Fukui, Japan. He is inspired by DADA, surrealism, the Cobra movement and naive art. He uses colored crayons and pens, paint, black ink, stamps, collages etc for his simple shapes, lines and new interpretations of old masters. His oeuvre includes several interesting sets of cats and critters done in 2007. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrew Lawandus

Student at Savannah College of Art and Design, majoring in Graphic Design. Creator of a nice typographic art deco poster in 2010. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrey Yushchenko
[SHCH Graphics Group]

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Andy Bryer

Adeliade-based creator of a faux mag cover Arkitekt (2013) that balances photography and typography just right. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Angelika Omer

Vienna-based graphic and web designer. In her work, I found one interesting typographic example, FontBot (2009). Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anggela Minchan

Lima, Peru-based designer who did some creative lettering in 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anita Lam

Graphic designer. She created the display typeface Penguin (2012) and received a Creative Summit award for the packaging design for Kikkoman, in large part due to the effective use of a fantastic custom typeface. She also created the board game Typopoly in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anja Polh

Velenje, Slovenia-based illustrator / designer of a beautifully lettered poster for Festival Nasedlega Kita in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anna Anita

Brazilian visual artist who did some beautiful lettering pieces in 2013.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anna Coutinho

Anna Coutinho from Porto, Portugal and Mariana Almeida (from Angra do Heroismo, Portugal) designed a great codex-style logo for Formatos Design in 2010. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anna Molony

Nantwich, UK-based designer of Helvetica Shadows (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anna Po

Moscow-based designer of a typographic John Lennon poster in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anna Xenz

Saint Petersburg, Russia-based designer of the colorful typographic identity of the Metropolis Film Festival (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anne Lee

Anne Lee (Anne Lee Designs, Minneapolis, MN) created Summer Alphabet (a set of capitals---not a font) in 2012 while pursing her BFA at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anne-Cécile Boulet

Parisian editorial designer, who created a typographically interesting calendar in 2011 entitled Un Jour Un Cocktail. Information design for cocktails at its best. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anthony Neil Dart

Graphic and motion graphics designer in Johannesburg, South Africa, where he works as Ontwerp.tv (Idea currency) Pty Ltd.

He created several experimental alphabets, often of a geometric nature, such as Geometric Chic (2008-2009) and Beauty (2009).

The Bends (2011) is a hairline curly-yet-straight display face. SansGoma (2011) is a hairline slab poster face. Nu Gothic (2011), Nu Modern (2011) and especially Vironica (2011) are fashion mag display faces. Neu Nouveau (2011) is a curly art nouveau face. Numera (2011) is an organic fashion mag face. Killoton (2011) is super-fat and beautiful.

Creations in 2012: An art deco example in his Janelle 1945 work. Vorm Type, inspired by the work of Wim Crouwel, is a rounded blocky typeface that is monospaced in the x and y directions.

Typefaces from 2013: Canada (alchemic).

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

Antonela Pasquali

Graphic designer in Buenos Aires, who has produced some nice typpgraphic pieces, such as a beautiful poster series entitled Congreso de Psicoanalisis (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Antonin Skoda

Slovak designer from the early part of the 20th century. One of his posters entitled Deleni Plochy (1927) shows rectangular bi-colored partitions of space. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ariane Sauvaget

Parisian creator of a poster for a Kurt Schwitters exhibition in Paris in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aric Burkert

Lynchburg, VA-based designer of Thinny (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Arley-Rose Torsone

Graduate of RISD. She created expermintal alphabets such as Poop Font (2010). More seriously, she created Grandma's Crooked Finger (2010, a neatly hand-printed typeface with tall ascenders) and Bodoni Dust (2011, an artsy-fartsy didone). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Armin Hofmann

Legendary Swiss type teacher at the Design Institute of Basel. His output includes many fantastic typographic posters. Example. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Arnaud Beelen

Graphic designer in Brussels. Behance link. He has done some interesting typographic work, such as Noah (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Arnaud Louis

Illustrator and graphic designer in Saint-Germain-en-Laye near Paris. He created a beautiful poster for his city in 2010. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Arno Katholnigg

Villach, Austria-based typographer, who amde a few great Bauhaus style posters in 2010, such as Bauhaus Hajo Rose, dedicated to the forgotten Bauhaus artist Hans Joachim Rose. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aron Jancso

This guy is something else---I can't find enough superlatives to describe his work. A very creative freelance graphic designer from Budapest, he is best known for his experimental type projects. He published the masterful Ogaki in 2009, the high contrast didone typeface Sens Away Pro (2010), the calligraphic Caligo (2013), the freestyle jazz high-contrast typeface Qalto (2012) and the fat counterless Dubwise Pro (2010) at Die Gestalten. Other typefaces include Milen Serif (2009, organic), Minimalstile (2008), Minimalca (2008, organic), Fade Away and Fancy Fence (2009, geometric blackletter), Muzikal (2010), Type #32 (2010).

Typographic poster examples: A, B, C, D, E, F, G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q. Examples of typographically great bike posters: A | B | C.

Behance link. Facebook link. Flickr link. Die Gestalten link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Arquepoetica

Art and type experiments at Universita Autonoma de Mexico, which sets out to prove that the real world is coming to an end and visual reality is taking over. Check out Gramapoetica, which shows many modular letters and typefaces. Flickr page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Arthur Francietta

Parisian designer of Trenellographie (20140, a series of grungy typographic posters. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Arthur Krupa

Polish graphic designer who lives in Wroclaw. He has made some inspired posters of typographic value. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Arturo Fernandez

Student at the Universidad Gestalt de Diseño, in Xalapa, Mexico. He created a fun typographic illustration called Nación Futura (2012).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Asaf Bochman

Graphic and editorial designer in Northport, NY. He made a few interesting type posters in 2010: Bembo, Futura, Zebrawood. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ashed Dreams

Creator at deviantart of a wonderful portrait composed of English and Japanaese text entitled Utada Hikari (2008). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ashleigh Claire Etherington

Graphic designer and illustrator in Southend-on-Sea, UK, who created a fat lettering typographic poster for pub signage in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Asya Alexandrova

Talented Russian illustrator in Saint Petersburg. Flickr page. She made some nice ornamental caps alphabet [perhaps not a font] and drew interesting typographic posters such as Logoman (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aysegul Dere

Graphic designer in Istanbul who created a nice poster in 2014 with art deco lettering. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bad Kerning
[Dan Hall]

Dan Hall (Memphis, TN) posted this example of kerning gone awry. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bad taste at Monotype

The typophiles decry the lack of typographic passion at Monotype in 2011 in several ways. Chris Lozos an ugly ad for the 2011 release of Rotis II Sans. Others note that only the spreadsheet counts. An excerpt from their 2011 Annual Report: We derive a majority of our revenue from a limited number of customers, in particular manufacturers of laser printers and mobile phones. For the years ended December 31, 2010, 2009 and 2008, our top ten licensees by revenue accounted for approximately 50.8%, 47.1% and 46.3% of our total revenue, respectively. Their clientele consists of laser printing companies, publishing houses, mobile device firms, and large corporations. Others point to the visual degradation of another Monotype subsidiary, ITC. Stephen Coles points the finger at New York's design company Happy Cog. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bae Eunkyung

Seoul-based motion graphic designer. Behance link. He made an art deco alphabet poster in 2011. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Balla Dora Typo-Grafika
[Dora Balla]

Many nice examples of creative typography, worked into a blog. By Dora Balla from Hungary. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bao Nguyen

Sacramento, CA-based designer. Cargocollective link. He created geometric logotypes called Virtuous (2012) and Espionage (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Barbara Brownie

Author of Type Image (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bathroom typography
[Stuart Mayhew]

Funny alphabet composed of hairs found in a bathroom sink. Stuart Mayhew is based in Denver, CO. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Beatnik lettering

Beatnik lettering probably started in the fifties via magazines and movie credits. Hand-drawn, the letters are bouncy, uneven and often interlocking. Several examples of beatnik lettering were given by Jeremy Gullotto (Pasadena, CA) in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Beatrice Vivaldi

Graphic designer in Brescia, Italy. Behance link. She created an expressive typographic portrait of Beethoven in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Beautifool Type

A daily dose of typography brought to you by by "Satoru". [Google] [More]  ⦿

Beautiful Type

Freelance web designers Francis Chouquet and Aurélien Foutoyet, both based in France, run a type blog, reporting on great finds. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Belen Cagnoni

Graphic design student at UBA who created a few typefaces such as the experimental typeface Frecasjon (2012) and who designed a few beautiful retro posters, also in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ben D. Sawyer

Designer and illustrator in Trier, Germany. Creator of the typeface ION (2011), which is showcased on some of his posters. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ben Hewitt

Digital artist from Plymouth, UK. He created the experimental typeface Juice (2009). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ben Weeks

British illustrator who got a Masters degree in 2004 from the University of Huddersfield. Now, located in Toronto, he created some nice hand-lettered chalk mural pieces such as one called Metcalf Interns--it has the names of all 2001-2011 Metcalf interns.

Cargo collective link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Benjamin Mounsey

Bristol, UK-based digital artist, who drew a few beautiful ornamental caps in 2011. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Berjo Mouanga

Graphic designer and illustrator in Brno, Czechia. He created animal silhouettes out of letters in 2009. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bernardo Ruiz

Bernardo Ruiz created a number of nice cards for Valentine in 2012 called San Valentin Tipografico. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Beto Shibata

Typographer and graphic designmer in Sao Paulo, where he is art director at MTV. He made some typographic posters like Tipos Maleficos. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Blackletter Today

Blackletter Flickr grouyp. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Blastto
[Carlos Llorente]

Spanish graphic design group Blastto (Madrid) is actually Carlos Llorente, b. Guadalajara, Spain, currently based in London. He created a nice art deco type booklet in 2010, covering Broadway (1929), Bifur (1919), Parisian (1928) and others. Designer of the free experimental typeface Teardrop (2010) and the gridded typeface Try Type (2011).

In 2012, he made Pigopago (a free double stroke font).

The tweetware experimental typeface Del Gherp Al Tipo followed in 2013 after a TypoMad workshop in Madrid.

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

Blogvecindad

Nice examples of good typography. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Blue Ant Studio

Austrian studio that created an alphabet of design classics in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

BMD Design

Bordeaux-based studio which specializes in hand-made lettering.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Boguslav Yanishen

Creator of a poster called Five Minute Film Festival (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bohdan Heblik

Prague-based designer. He created an innovative set of ornamental capitals / icons for Antropofest 2013.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Boris Bonev

Bulgarian graphic and type designer who made Versus (2008, pixelish). Also check out his colorful type poster. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Botto Arts

Botto Arts is located in the United States. At Behance, they showcased a fine poster about Pluto (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bradle Dicharry

Designer from Iowa City, who shows some photogaphs of sign lettering at his site. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Brain Alphabet

Each letter is a close-up of gyri (bumps) and sulci (grooves) found on the surface of the human brain. By Dr. Eric H. Chudler from the University of Washington. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Breathtaking Typographic Posters

Smashing magazine posts 50 breathtaking type posters. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Brett McFadden

Creator of a multiline typographic poster in 2009. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Brian A. Jaramillo
[LetterCult]

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Brian Franco

Designer in Malabon, The Philippines, who made a beautiful typographic poster series in 2012 called Mothers Milk. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Brian Hollingsworth

Artistic director in London, who created an Escheresque typographic poster called The Truth (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Brian Jacob
[Jacob Type]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Bright Ackon-Goode

Graphic designer in Cape Coast, Ghana, who created a typographic poster in 2012 called Felman Ayariga. He is associated with Bagsart Designs, and with the University of Science and Technology in Kumasi. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bru Perini

Bru Perini (Porto Alegre, Brazil) did some exquisite lettering entitled Havana Libre (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bruno Facchini

Brazilian graphic designer in Sao Paulo. He created this amazing typographic poster of an eagle. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bruno Naoki

Brazilian art director who created a typographic poster of Charlie Chaplin in 2011. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Butterfly Alphabet

Professional photographer Kjell Sandved has found all letters of the alphabet on the wings of butterflies. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Caffè italic Group

Flickr group about Italian typefaces. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Caligraft
[Ricard Marxer Piñón]

Beautiful (programmed) experimental letters derived from fonts. This is based on the Masters Thesis in Digital Arts, obtained in 2005 by the Catalan designer Ricard Marxer Piñón, 2006. For this, he wrote the "Geomerative" library of programs, which includes a truetype importer and interpreter.

Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Camille Hontiveros

Based in Ashburn, VA, Camille Hontiveros designed the lettering for a Moombahton Madness poster in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Carl Simcox

Graphic designer in Hull, UK. Creator of the gridded typeface Hypno (2012). He also created the original typographic poster called Seedy Motel (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Carlos Llorente
[Blastto]

[More]  ⦿

Caro Nicastro

Graphic designer in Argentina. Home page. He made a nice typographoc poster of the Olympics in 2010. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Carol Liao

Carol Liao (Los Angeles) created a Plantin specimen booklet in 2011. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cartype

Typography on cars. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cassandra Fountaine

Brooklyn, NY-based designer of Illustrated Type (2014, a hand-lettered poster). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cat Coquillette

Senior at The University of Kansas who will graduate in May 2011 with a BFA in Visual Communications, concentrating in Graphic Design and Illustration. She created Luxembourg (2011). I especially like her Coterie Theatre poster. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Catherine Zask

French designer who has some nice typographic experiment called Alphabetempo (1994), based on the chronological decomposition of letters. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cesar Illuminati

Argentinian designer. He created a fun type match poster in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chad Geran

Chad Geran is a cartoonist and illustrator in Regina, Canada. Behance link. He practices typography on book covers and posters. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chad Roberts

Creator of the beautifully handlettered logo and meus for The Mermaid Inn (2009). Chad specializes in sign lettering out of his office on Spadina Avenue in Toronto. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chadlee Richter

During her photography studies in Cape Town, South Africa, Chadlee Richter created a typographic poster called Maya Angelo (2014). She also designed a beautiful poster typeface called Imaginary Alphabet (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chanelle Augustine

Toronto-based creator of Halloween Fashion Week Poster (2012) for an event held in Toronto that was hosted by Elle Canada. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Changbae Seo

Seoul-based graphic designer who spent some time in London. Behance link. As an experiment, he took a standard font, and connected the letters using a certain geometric algorithm to get a special effect. More analytic geometry went into the design of the squarish but rounded display typeface Box (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Change The Thought
[Christopher Cox]

Typography blog, with many nice typographic posters. Changethethought was established in 2002 as the portfolio website for designer and art director Christopher Cox (Lakewood, CO). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Charlie Beadle

UK-based designer who created a Herb Lubalin poster in 2010. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chen Zhi Liang

Singapore-based designer. Creator of some great hand-lettered posters in 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chi No

Chi No (Tel Aviv, Israel) and Nir Navon (Petah Tikva, Israel) codesigned the Latin / Arabic typographic poster Made in Jaffa in 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chicago O'Hare
[Matt Soar]

Matt Soar points out a good one: the O'Hare airport sign is set in the typeface Chicago: There's a scene early on in the movie Meet the Fockers where Ben Stiller and his bride-to-be fly off to see her parents. The establishing shot (above) cleverly reminds us exactly which city they're leaving. Which brings us to the big, helpful sign: first, it was clearly comped in during post-production; and, second, it's typeset in, wait for it, Chicago. Now there's inspired design for you. Chicago - the font, not the city - was designed in 1983 as a system font for the Apple Macintosh by Susan Kare. Its design has absolutely nothing to do with the city of the same name. In fact, according to Kare herself, the set of fonts she designed for Apple "were named after Philadelphia suburbs", until management decided otherwise. The moral, as ever, is: don't select type based on its name. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chicago Type

An ongoing project documenting interesting typography in Chicago. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chicks and Types

Chicks and Types, aka Sketch This Out, is a virtual artist in Firenze, Italy. He created a few posters in 2012, such as Isabelle & Times New Roman, Heather & Museo, and Carla & Din. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chieu Van

Student in 2010 of Jennifer Kennard at Seattle Central Community College. In her class, she designed a beautiful typographic Peacock (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chio Romero

Illustrator and graphic designer based in Sevilla. Creator of the nice typographic poster called Francisco Nixon (2010). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chiquita Clarissa

Surabaya, Indonesia-based designer of the decorative caps typeface Flowery Font (2014). Earlier, she made the typographic poster Tribute to Bjork (2012).

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

Chloé Marchand

During her graphic design studies, Chloé Marchand (Paris) designed a poster in 2012 for the exhibition of Bart Van der Leck, an artist of the Modern De Stijl Movement (1910-1930), at the Museum of Modern Art in Paris.

In 2013, she used Giacometti's sculptures to created a Giacometti lettering alphabet. Nahkoa (2013) is an angular typeface that is inspired by the native American culture. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chris Butt

Creative director in London who created an art nouveau poster for a masquerade ball in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chris Doner

Designer in Missouri. I quite like the (commissioned) typography for a restaurant called Miso Sushi (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Christian Annyas
[The Movie Title Stills Collection]

[More]  ⦿

Christian Perez

Christian Perez (Troyes, France) reated a cubist / Mondriaan style typographic poster in 2013, entitled Hurricane as a Girl. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Christie Tandiono

Student from Atlanta, GA, who made a great Clarendon poster to advertise a talk in February 2010 in Atlanta, GA. She wrote in 2010: I was born and raised in Indonesia, and moved to the Atlanta, GA when I was 18. I attended Georgia Perimeter College for an Associate Degree in Fine Arts. Then I transferred to Savannah College of Arts and Design to study Graphic Design. I am currently a senior in SCAD, and will be graduating in May [2010]. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Christina Sharp

During her BFA studies at SUNY New Paltz, Christina Sharp (Rome, NY) created a hand-lettered poster in 2012 entitled Filling The Void.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Christine Sejean

Christine Sejean (Reims, France) made a psychedelically-lettered poster entitled Paul McCartney (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Christophe Liekens

Brussels-based graphic designer. He created very funny typographic posters to advertise Humo in 2013.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Christopher Cox
[Change The Thought]

[More]  ⦿

Christopher P. Cacho

Designer and lettering artist in Austin, TX, who created the warm display typeface Mainsail CPC (2012), and the masculaine rounded octagonal slab serif typeface Batten CPC (2013). In 2014, he made Scrimshaw CPC (Latin, kana and Cyrillic), Siren CPC, and Batten Sans CPC.

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

Christopher Paul

German creator in Trier of a typographic robot called Arnold (2012). He created the hand-printed typeface Tape It (2013).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cinematypographica

2300+ Film Title Captures in PDF format. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Citid

Social site about art that represents and depicts cities in which the artists live. Examples include Jakarta (by Alfin Debrata), Ghent (by Niels Van Damme), Chicago (by Marko Masjnak), Lincoln, NE (by Dustin Michael Tomes), Dublin (by Damian O'Donohue), Los Angeles (by Jeremy Little), Bordeaux (by Nicole de Rueda), Tokyo (by Ian Lynam), and Philadelphia (by Dustin Kemper). [Google] [More]  ⦿

City of Melbourne

Enjoy the great use of the letter M for the branding of the city of Melbourne in 2009 by a team of designers at Landor: Jason Little, Ivana Martinovic, Jefton Sungkar, Malin Holmstrom, Sam Pemberton. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Claire Bonney

Brisbane-based designer of a gorgeous watercolor lower case a (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Claren McLaughlin

Kenosha, WI-based creator of the counterless hand-printed typeface Steamroller (2011). She also designed some beautiful ornamental caps in her Earth Day Poster (2011). Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Claudia de Almeida

Art director in Brooklyn, NY, who created some remarkable ornamental caps, such as Dessert Rose, and a dollar sign. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Colin Barnes

Jacksonville, FL-based creator of a wooden typographic sculpture (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Concrete Design

Examples of the use of fonts in logos. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cooee Design
[David Delahunty]

Graphic designer in Dublin, where he runs Cooee Design. Some of his posters and projects are about experimental typography, such as A to Z (2009) and Cycles. Behance link.

David Delahunty is convinced beyond a reasonable doubt that code/programming can add a fresh element to design. He used a program to create experimental glyphs in an imaginary alphabet, Alphabreak. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Corporate Identity

This useful site lists information about company logos, colors and typefaces. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cory Angen

Graphic designer in Minneapolis, MN, who started life in North Dakota. He created the (free) tall sans display typeface Insanability (2010). He also made a Didot specimen poster. Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Craig Ward

Designer who was based in London but now works in New York. Creator of nice typographic examples, such as his Hairy Futura (2008). He designed the fat didone display typeface Lovechild (2009) and the spurred typeface Killer (2013). Other typefaces: Go Vote (2012, a brush poster and modular typeface for the American elections), Dark White (didone), Epitaph (alchemic).

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

Cranbrook Design

Experimental typography by Cranbrook Academy of Art students:

  • Brian Acevedo: Thermal (2001).
  • Byoung-Il Choi: Contact (2001), Mirror (2001), Vestige (2001), Square (2001).
  • Warren Corbitt: Whyx (1999).
  • Mike Essl: Eat Lightning (2001).
  • Jeff Miller: Unamerican (2000).
  • Arjen Noordeman: the gorgeous neo deco font New Amsterdam (2000).
  • Kosta Stratigos: Heft (2002).
[Google] [More]  ⦿

Created by Design

A Dutch designer from Groningen. Examples of type on the streets of Paris. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Creattica

Creattica was an image bank with a subsection on typography. It closed in 2014. An example of the sort of item showcased by them: the letter-based image called Bug (2010) by Ebru Selçuk. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cris Wicks

Graphic designer from San Diego. Creator of some great type posters in 2009 and 2010. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cristina Maksymenko

Graphic designer in Lemberg, Ukraine. As a student, she made a nice art deco poster called Vita Brevis Ars Longa (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

C.S. Lewis

Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) was a novelist, poet, academic, medievalist, literary critic, essayist, lay theologian, and Christian apologist. Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, he held academic positions at both Oxford University (1925-1954) and Cambridge University (1954-1963). He is best known both for his fictional work (The Screwtape Letters, The Chronicles of Narnia, and The Space Trilogy), and for his non-fiction Christian apologetics (Mere Christianity, Miracles, and The Problem of Pain).

His masterpiece, The Illustrated Screwtape Letters (Geoffrey Bles, 1942) has been republished many times. The recent Harper & Collins edition is illustrated by Papas and uses great ink spill lettering on its cover. As far as I know, no attempt has been made to digitize this handwriting. However, an alternate screenprint design has been created by Paul Flanders in 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Current Letters

Russian site with many photographs of lettering in public places. Very entertaining! [Google] [More]  ⦿

Czech Typography Archives

Flickr group on Czech typography. [Google] [More]  ⦿

D.A. Sanborn
[Sanborn Fire Insurance Map typography]

[More]  ⦿

Daha Lee

Graphic designer in Busan, South korea. He created an interesting poster called Hangeul lettering (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daily Type
[Ilya Ruderman]

Daily Type is a creative project run by four Russian type designers. Regularly updated page with many new type designs and ideas. Based on a concept of Yury Ostromentsky & Dasha Yarzhambek, the site features designs by Yury Gordon, Yury Ostromentsky, Dasha Yarzhambek, Dmitry Jakovlev and Ilya Ruderman, and was launched in 2005. Daily Type is a creative project run by several Russian type designers. Day by day, they create original typefaces and post their results along with routine. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dain Knudsen

South African graffiti and digital artist whose mural called Octopus G (2011) is quite spectacular. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Damian King

Illustrator in Oakland, CA. Designer of a great arts and crafts poster for Monarch Designs in 2014. Behance link,/a>. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dan Ciobanu

For a truly fun psychedlic lettering appication, check out Scartihstan (2012) by Dan Ciobanu, a senior designer in Timisoara, Romania. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dan Hall
[Bad Kerning]

[More]  ⦿

Dan Witchell

Designer of a Bifur-like typographic poster for an Exhibition on Calvert Avenue, 2008. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dana Krusche

Dana Krusche (Berlin, Germany) created the (typographic) gig poster Free Pussy Riot in 2014. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daniel Alshriky

Dubai-based designer of a logotype caps typeface for Daniel Bio Studio (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daniel Comite

Boston-based designer of a nice imaginary Lord of the Flies movie poster (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daniel Matakupan

Communication&Multimedia Design at the NHL University in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands. Indonesian creator of beautiful lettering in his Maluku poster (2011). Maluku is the local word for Moluccan, referring to the island group situated between Celebes, the Phillippines, New Guinea and Timor. It is part of Indonesia.

Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daniel Mellis

Daniel Mellis (Chicago) printed a small book in 2010 based on 19th century ornamented metal typefaces from the collection at Wells College. These include Tinted, Tasso, Banquet, Antique Extra Condensed, Aquatint, Dandy, Modoc, Columbus, Art Gothic, Rubens, Yukon Pointed, Tuscan Stellar, Halftone, Obelisk, Alpine, Gothic Shade, Ruskin, Condensed Roman, Ray Shade, Tuscan Floral, Souvenir and Aurora Uncial (Victor Hammer, ATF---never produced, but rediscovered by Theo Rehak). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daniel Ramirez Perez

Illustrator and art director in Berlin. Behance link.

Creator of some beautiful typographic posters, such as the ones that announce some plays at the Volksbühne Berlin (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daniel Schmid

Wil, Switzerland-based creator of a nice type poster of Jan Tschichold. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daniela Zatti
[Fantastic Frilly Bits Typography Inspiration]

[More]  ⦿

Danielle Chavarria

Graphic designer in Lexington, KY, wh drew a nice vintage poster called Becherovka (2013).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Danielle Goodman

Graphic designer in San Diego who used Doyald Young's Gallant to make beautiful posters entitled Brahms Letters (2011) for an event that took place at the Lincoln Center of the Performing Arts in New York, featuring the work of Johannes Brahms. Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Danielle Gravelle

Danielle Gravelle (Milford, MI) designed an arts and crafts logo for Vienna Café in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Danielle Lockwood

Birmingham, UK-based student designer of some promising posters and cobver pages for Inviso Magazine (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daren Newman

Manchester, UK-based illustrator and graphic designer who has some nice typographic posters. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daria Fox

Creator of a couple of great Bodoni posters. I also like the geometric typography in the brand design of Karaoke Kafe. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Darrek Robertson

Professional photographer in Westerville, OH. During his studies at Columbus College of Art and Design, Darrek created a great typographic poster that celebrates the fifth and sixth symphonies of Beethaven (2013). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

David Airey

Type blog by David Airey, a graphic and logo designer. Check out his Alphabet Photo Gallery. His links to Flickr groups on found and vernacular type. 13 Typefaces for graphic designers. [Google] [More]  ⦿

David Croy

Los Angeles-based designer, sign letterer and illustrative typographer. The TDC Annual in 2009 shows his Fuck Modernism poster. Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

David Cuesta

Graphic designer in Chicago, who made a nice typographic poster called Moog Glove (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

David Deasy

Greenboro, NC-based creator of an Escheresque logo for Overfield (2012) and of a savvy logo for a charter yacht in the British Virgin Islands called Grand Cru (2012).

Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

David Delahunty
[Cooee Design]

[More]  ⦿

David Gonzalez

David Gonzlaez (Pencildrifter Studios, New York City) is an illustrator who uses great hand-drawn typography on his posters. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

David Levine
[1920s and 1930s in Travel Ephemera]

[More]  ⦿

David Michael Gettis

New York City-based writer and editor who designed several nice book covers that employ innovative typographic styles. [Google] [More]  ⦿

David Rault

French graphic designer, journalist and photographer. In 2004, he started work in Istanbul for a branding company. Director of the collection Atelier Perrousseaux, and frequent speaker at design and type meetings.

Author of

Creator of a nice poster for a Turkish debate held in November 2011 on the theme of freedom of expression, entitled Ghetto. [Google] [More]  ⦿

David Thorne

Not a typographer, but an expert sarcast well worth reading. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Deborah Mitchell

Born in Caracas, Deborah is currently studying fine arts at California State University. She made a great type poster that explains typographic terminology. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Deborah Piragibe

Graphic designer in Rio de Janeiro, who created the techno-lettered poster Werner Klatt 2013 (2013) with Bruno Barata. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Debut Art

A place with many images by new visual artists. Has subpages on typography. See also here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Decorative alphabets

Flickr site with many scans of decorative 19th century alphabets. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dena Hoewisch

Located in Menomonie, WI, Dena Hoewisch created the cool typographic composition NY Color (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dennis Payongayong

Creator of some neat type posters in 2009. Another URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Design T Shirt Store

Typographic examples on T-shirts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dianne Bohler

Durban, South Africa-based creator of the nice typographic poster entitled Poetry Africa (2013). Student at Durban University of Technology, class of 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Didot: Brands

Didot is everyhere, on fashion mag covers like Vogue and Bazaar, on billboards, and in brand logos such as Hilton, Dior, cK, Boss, Yves Saint-Laurent, Giorgio Armani, Zara and Guess. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Die ganze Welt ist Papier

This site has a few historical examples of typefaces. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Digital Scriptorium: Shelfmark Images

Pictures of marginal marks, including a gorgeous manicule, in medieval manuscripts. Courtesy of the digital library at the University of California at Berkeley. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dimitri Douard

Montreal-based graphic designer who made a great typographic poster called Sale Chienne (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dimitrios Giannakoulias

Patras, Greece-based graphic designer and typographer. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dimitry Hamekink
[Le Studio Graphic and Web Design]

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Dina Makarita

Creator of Helvetica Nation (2012), a number of icons composed of Helvetica Medium glyphs. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Diogo Garmatter

Graphic designer in Curitiba, Brazil, who created a typographic wine bottle in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Distractions: Name-that-Font

Article in The PracTeX Journal, 2006, vol. 1. It has font quizzes and name-that-font tests concocted by Yves Peters, Tamye Riggs, Charles Bigelow, and Michael Spivak. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dominique Capers

Detroit, MI-based designer of a Barack Obama poster (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Donna Hall

Graduate of York College, UK, who lives in York. She created a psychedelic lettering cat poster called Gilmore in 2013. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dora Balla
[Balla Dora Typo-Grafika]

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Dorian

Studio in Barcelona. Their oeuvre includes a number of wine labels, such as Alfaro Barroco, for which a special set of ornamental initials was created in 2011. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dorrin Davoudi

Graphic designer and illustrator in Toronto, whose work includes a beautiful Romeo and Juliet typographic poster (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Doug Fast

Designer from the state of Washington. Doug Fast started the trend of revitalizing Victorian lettering and signs. As an advertising designer, he created the K2, New Balance and Starbucks logos. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Doychin Doychev

Designer in Sofia, Bulgaria, who created an art deco poster called Car Deco (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dylan Roscover

Dylan Roscover (Aloma, FL) made an incredible portrait of Steve Jobs based on the "Here's to the crazy ones" ad campaign from Apple in the 90s, using Motter Tektura, Apple Garamond, Myriad, Univers, Gill Sans, and Volkswagen AG Rounded, fonts present in Apple branding and products. [Google] [More]  ⦿

E. Muravjev

Russian artist and software specialist who was written an on-line HTML creator called Typograph. One of his typographic experiments/illustrations. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ebru Selçuk

Designer of the great letter-based image called Bug (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ed Franks

Graphic designer and illustrator in Bristol, UK, who did some interesting Si Scott-style lettering. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Edgar Olivas

Creator of a beautul Day of the Dead postcard series in 2009. He says: The Tzompantli, or wall of skulls was another element taken from the aztec culture. These racks were built to display the sacrificial victims or those deceased at wars. The grin. In all these characters the grin is related to Mictlantecuhtli’s mocking smile. Some anthropologist say that this enigmatic gesture, depicted in one sculpture, seems to smile or mock ironically of those who typeface or will typeface him one day. Three posters were created as well, for silkscreen painting. The skulls in the postcards were designed using an ornamental and illustration style called DIDOQUE, which emulates the baroque ornamentation and is constructed on whole letters and pieces, signs, glyphs of the DIDOT typography. Didoque, is a portmanteau word and concept result of the words Didot and Baroque. The Didoque illustrations he Published in 2014 were based on HTF Didot.

IN 2014, Olivaswas based in Milan.

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

Edgar Rozo

Illustrator in Bogota, Colombia. His Rock Al Parque typographic poster (2014) made me chuckle. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eduardo Castillo

Chilean graphic designer who created this type composition (2001). Designer of the display typeface CL BEC (2006). Designer at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, "Magister en Artes Visuales" of the Universidad de Chile. Docent at the Universidad Católica of Diego Portales and at the Instituto Profesional Alpes. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Egils Grikis

Stirling, UK-based graphic designer and typographer. Originally from Latvia, he cooked up some exquisite corporate identities. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ekaterina Borg

Moscow-based art director and illustrator who has made some typographic illustrations between 2008 and 2013. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ekaterina Koroleva

Illustrator in Berlin, whose brush and pen lettering on fashion posters is distinctive and powerful. Of particular beauty are her Zodiac sign illustrations (2011) and her fashion drawings (2012).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

El Bestiario

Liquid letters!!!! [Google] [More]  ⦿

Elisa Leotti

Italian designer who created a great circle and compass-based monogram in 1998-1999 at ISIA Urbino. See here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Elizabeth Haywood

Illustrator. In 2011, in her Dia De Los Muertos gouache series, she illustrated various poster typefaces, including Buttermilk (Jessica Hische), Poppl-Residenz, and P22 Imperial Script. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Elizabeth Parkin

Sheffield, UK-based graphic design student who created a typographic skeleton in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Elvan Salih

London-based designer of a typographic poster of human faces (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Elwin Gorman Lopez Acarreta

Elwin Gorman, born in 1985 in Murcia (Spain) is a graphic designer. He has done some typographic work. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Emiliano Gordillo

I had a good laugh when I saw Emiliano's funny poster of January 18, 2012, the day when the internet protested the upcoming dangerous SOPA bill in the United States. His poster is entitled Di No A Este Sopa. Emiliano lives in Mexico City. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Emily Brock

Designer in Atlanta, GA, whose company is called Curly Maple Creative. Creator of an eye-pleasing typographic poster called Rosebud Forks (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Emily Quintero

Freelance illustrator in Savannah, GA. She created the award-winning typographic poster Milagres in 2011.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

En Imagenes

Studio in Mexicali, Mexico. My eye was drawn to their work because of the excellent typographic logo done in 2014 for Dra Anetta Ortega, a pediatric doctor. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Engin Korkmaz

Gallery of his typographic posters. Hebrew lettering examples: Suleyman (2010), You Are What You Resolve To Be (2010).

Gallery of ornamental type. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eric Chimenti

Tustin, CA-based illustrator who created a wonderful Lombardic logotype called Siena in 2012.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eric Hu

Student at Yale University's School of Art. In 2010, Eric hu designed a 17-foot poster celebrating the works of a 1960's avant-garde architecture group named Archigram. The poster features a customized typeface, stacked vertically and then collaged and intermixed with pieces and artifacts of Archigram's drawings. Metaphorically, this creates an entirely new megastructure and through the scale of the poster, the work reflects the rigor and passion of Archigram. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eric Palliet

Paris-based designer who created several experimental geometric typefaces in a series called Monoide (2014). He also created Butterfly Alphabet (2014) and many awe-inspiring techno illustrations. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eric Tabuchi
[Alphabet trucks]

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Erica Beecave

Illustrator and digital photographer in Houston, TX, who created several funny typographic posters with buncy lettering in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Erik Marinovich

Erik Marinovich runs Friends of Type. He is the creator of some neat type posters in 2009. In 2010, he made more typographic posters. Police&Thieves (2011) is an illustrated caps alphabet (font?). FAC13 (2011) is an experimental alphabet. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Erik Trejo

Designer in Leon, Mexico, who made the classical roman typeface Capichi (2010). Behance link. He also does typographic posters. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Erin Sykes

Designer in San Diego, who created an alphabet with matches, called Ignite (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ersin Ileri

Photographer from Istanbul. He made a nice typographic poster of Che Guevara. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Estranged Illusions

Mary (aka Estranged Illusions, b. 1986) is from Sault Ste Marie, Ontario. She created a nice typographic poster entitled Power of Words (2008). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Etienne Mineur
[Safari typographique Eitienne Mineur archives]

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Etienne Mineur
[Typographic Safari in Singapore]

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Etsy

This company sells an interesting Multifont buckle. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eutypoce

Japanese designer(s) of the pixel faces Bwnsnw-Bitmap, Bwnsnw, Fanda-Black, Fanda-Egyptian, Fanda-Sans, Tdmex-Bitmap, and the display faces SukplenaPS (2004), Pruspic-Openface, Pruspic-Paint, and the art nouveau sans fonts Val-Blanc-Bold, and Val-Blanc. All faces are from 2001-2002, except where indicated.

Fontspace link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eve Kuo

Eve Kuo (Brouhaha lab, Melbourne, Australia) uses Chinese characters creatively in her graphic design work. An example is her Trans-Cool Tokyo cover and poster (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Evgeny Ottman

Creator of fine bottle label designs and typography. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Evie Davis

Las Vegas, NV-based creator of a nice capital S logo for Starlet, a cocktail bar in the Palms Casino Resort.

Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Examples of bad signage

Examples of signage disasters: Aquatic Swimwear, Fashion City, Kastanienhof. [Google] [More]  ⦿

EZ Things Studio

Studio in Karlovo, Bulgaria, that created a nice typegraphic poster caklled The Nomads (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

F37 (or: Face37)
[Rick Banks]

Rick Banks (b. 1985, Manchester) established F37 (Face37) in 2010 in London, UK. He created F37 Xan (2010, a counterless geometric typeface based on a geometric solid typeface from 1925 by André Vlaanderen) and F37 Form (2010, a mimimalist circular experimental (Bauhaus?) font). He writes about Form: After looking at Armin Hoffman's Die Gute Form poster and Herbert Bayer's universal typeface I constructed an alphabet based on their letterforms. Inspired by Wim Crouwel's Soft Alphabet, I constructed a grid to create the modular alphabet and programmed very tight letterspacing into the font lending itself to the style of Die Gute Form.

Type Trumps are playing cards that feature the main typefaces.

Bella (2011) is an extremely contrasted didone display face, available as F37 Bella at Hype For Type. He says that he was influenced not only by Didot, but also by Pistilli and by Tschichold's Saskia. F37 Bella won an award at TDC Tokyo 2012.

Other typefaces include Ginger (2013, a Swiss sans inspired by the work of Herb Lubalin, Jan Tschichold and Paul Renner.), F37 Neue Grotesque (2013), F37 Stencil Bella (2013).

In 2014, he published F37 Ginger (a geometric sans family).

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

Fabiano

Art deco era illustrator and letterer. His oeuvre includes the cover of Almanach du journal amusant (1929), and L'Amour en campagne 100 dessins. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fabulous Fonts Knowledge Cards

For 10 USD, a set of 48 cards with font specimen and the history of the faces. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fantastic Frilly Bits Typography Inspiration
[Daniela Zatti]

Examples of a 2006-2008 style of typography with frills and swashes, spearheaded by the designs of Si Scott. Others in this "movement" include Hydro74, Marian Bantjes, Ginger Monkey, SHCH, Lee25, Maria karkova, Doug Alves, Daniel Gordon, Craig Ward, Nick Keppol, ElBarbon, Joao Oliveira, Lily Piyathaisere, Dhanank Pambayun, 5ive, Bechira Sorin, Fabio Sasso. The list and the examples were compiled by Daniela Zatti, a graphic and product designer from Porto Alegre, Brazil. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fantastic Hysteria

Spanish illustrator. Behance link. Creator of a retro cartoon illustrated alphabet (2011; not a font). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Farid Sahly

Pantin, France-based designer of the fun typographic logo Yummyogurt (2012), which was created during her studies. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Felix Fischer

Illustrator in Wilhelmshavemn, Germany, who created several typographic posters in 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ferdi Trihadi

Singapore-based creator of images from glyphs. [Google] [More]  ⦿

FFFFOUND

Beautiful graphic arts blog with many typographic examples. [Google] [More]  ⦿

FFITI

Parisian designer of a green grunge typographic poster entitled 1979 (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Filip Boyadjiev

Sofia, Bulgaria-based creator of a great ink spill poster representing abstract expressionism (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Filipe Ferreira

Designer and digital artist in Porto, Portugal. He made a nice typographic poster entitled Free Tibet (2010), and designed a number of experimental typefaces in 2010.

In 2011, he made Souca (multilined), Ayuthaya (blackletter), Gourmet (art deco), Graphic Monkeys (bilined), a curly face and an ornamental caps face.

Typefaces from 2012: Colambo (an early 20th century grotesk), Honkers (rounded sans).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Filipe Lizardo

Graphic designer in Lisbon, Portugal. In his oeuvre, I especially appreciate the typography in his Sardinha logo, which was made in 2011. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fiodor Sumkin

Byelorussian illustrator who fled his country when he was 18 years old. He sold paintings in Moscow and now lives in Amsterdam. His drawings are straight out of the 19th century, ornamental and playful. He is also inspired by the psychedelic lettering of the 1960s. Discussion of his work by Coles. Typefaces, all made or drawn in 2006-2007: Rodopi, Fashion Condensed, Farringdon, Hopkins, Rondell (Western style face), Abramesque (ornamental caps), Mansard Trimmed (19th century emulation), Wedlock, Silverado, Shimmer Wide (cyrillic), Mona (extra-wide slab serif), Flirt Chloe (more 19th century ornamental glyphs), Jubilee (constructivist Cyrillic lettering), Big Cyrillic pixels (many great pixelized alphabets), Cuba, Gingerbread (Victorian), and St. Clair. Alternate URL. Check out his gorgeous country maps designed for the aeroflot in-flight magazine in 2008. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Flickr Hive Mind

Search engine for type-related photographs. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Flickr: One Letter

Flickr group specializing in single letter pics. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Flickr: typophile

A Flickr pool for the typographically starved. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Flickr: Wood type pool

Wood type picture group. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Florence (or: Bombastudio)
[Marta Podkowińska]

Marta Podkowińska is the Polish designer of a few great type logos such as Bomba (2009). She also made the exquisite candy typeface Roisin (2011). Her studio / foundry called Florence operates in Krakow and Berlin.

In 2012, she published Lucrezia, an overzealous decorative caps typeface, and Henry (a free retro script all caps family named after Henry Ford).

Cargo Collective page with interesting posters such as Archer (2011) and Einstein. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Florida's Educational Technology Clearinghouse

A source of free clipart---mostly in TIFF format. These include tens of alphabets and almost a thousand initials, as well as many thosands of ornaments. Start page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Flyer Goodness

Flyer Goodness is an art blog that posts inspiring flyers&posters every day. A nice source also of typographic ideas. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Font Flags

Font posters designed by most foundries affiliated with MyFonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Font show Salzburger styled

Interesting way of displaying and categorizing fonts, with over 1500 font images. By Merz Akademie's Patrick Schell and Harald Scholz, in Hamburg and Berlin, respectively. [Google] [More]  ⦿

FONTana Typestudio
[Amondo Szegi]

FONTana is a font design studio in Szeged, Hungary, started in 1999. Free and commercial typefaces (39USD/piece) by Gabor Kóthay (La Danse, Luxury, Sehrgut (Fraktur), Faximile (1999), L&R (1999), Monsoon (1999)), and Amondó Szegi (Telegdi family, which is based on the worn typefaces used by Abbot Nicolaus Telegdi at the Vienna Jesuit press in the 16th Century; Velorex (1999)). Very beautiful web page, and fantastic fonts in all respects!

Free faces: Zodiac (2000), Cards (Gyula Zsigri, 2001), Maldoror, Domino (Gabor Kóthay), Count, Csenge (a Hungarian rune font by Csaba Dávid), Qwerty (Gabor Kóthay, 2000), Y2K (Gabor Kóthay, 2000).

Early commercial fonts: Woodini (caps), Sleeping Beauty (caps), Zimbalo (1999, Amondó Szegi), Pacalsone (1999, Amondó Szegi), Paradox (1999, Amondó Szegi), Construct (2001, Amondó Szegi), Binario (2000, Amondó Szegi), Bikewrench (2001, Amondó Szegi), Cabin (2001, Gábor Kóthay).

At T-26, in 2001, Amondó Szegi published the commercial faces MuseFace (art nouveau), Glosso (2003), Xodus (2001, Regular, Italic, Forgotten), Kozma-Ornaments, all showing old Slavonic and/or Armenian influences in Latin letters. In 2000, he made Alian Ornaments (floral ornaments) for T-26.

At T-26, Gábor Kóthay published Adagietto (2000), Minerva (2000), Archetype (2000). At PsyOps, Gábor Kóthay published the formal script Anglia (2001), Berill (2001), and Plexo (2001).

Amondó Szegi's faces at T-26: Nexodus (2008, medieval style), Zenthes (2008), Alien Ornaments, Glosso, Iskola (a medieval typeface done with Silas Dilworth), Kozma (great ornaments), Melico, Melico Ornaments (2004, another great set), Xodus.

At P22, Szegi designed the curly typeface Mantra (2005). Amondó Szegi's Telegdi family is since 2001 available from P22.

At The Type Trust, he created the playful Gepetto (2006).

Typefaces from 2013: Ma (avant-garde, constructivist, done as an hommage to Lajos Kassak), Overdose, Sorry (kitchen tile typeface), Atett (hommage to Lajos Kassak), Street Soul, Samizdat, Velorex (brush script), Zsir (fat octagonal face), Kedves (hipster font).

Typefaces from 2014: Iseum, Pix Gotisch.

Among their custom corporate identity jobs, the Losonczi Hair Salon work (2012) is quite outstanding.

Dubstep (2012) is an experimental triangulated grid-based typeface.

In 2013, Glosso Novum (2013, Fontana Type Foundry), a remastering of Glosso (2003), was published. Nexodus (2013) is a reworking of his 2001 typeface Xodus, with new ornaments and zodiac signs, and more weights. Xodus (2001, Regular, Italic, Forgotten) revives work by Miklós Kis Misztótfalusi (Nicholas Kis), who was one of the first designers of Armenian type: He prepared his first set of exotic types before September 1685 for the Armenian printing house in Amsterdam. It was the knowledgeable mayor of Amsterdam who requested that those types be founded. These types were used to print the mayor's (Nicolaes Witsen) work entitled Noord en Oost Tartarye. Misztótfalusi's name appears in the colophon of the book. Later, in 1687, he found Georgian types, which were, in many respects, similar to the Armenian set. Since there was no printing house in Georgia, he designed the types on the basis of some manuscripts. Unfortunately, as legend has it, the types never reached the Georgian court, which had commissioned Misztótfalusi to design them. They were either lost or stolen somewhere in Sweden. However, a sample sheet survived and was found in 1980 in Amsterdam. It may seem to make no sense to re-Latinise the types of Misztótfalus, who himself was a great master in founding Latin types, and for whom Armenian types meant the first step in a new direction.

Klingspor link. Fontspace link. Behance link. Dafont link. Creative Market link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Fontme

Examples of glyphs drawn at ATypI 2006 in Lisbon. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fontpark 2.0 Morisawa

Annoying Japanese site by Morisawa in which users can play with glyph components to create new things. [Google] [More]  ⦿

FontPlay

FontPlay page by Dennis Hill. See also here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fonts used on the logos of the most popular web sites

Napse Design identifies the fonts on the most popular web site logos::

  • Twitter: Pico Alphabet
  • Digg: FFF Forward
  • Vimeo: Black Rose
  • YouTube: Alternate Gothic No. 2
  • Google: Catull BQ
  • Yahoo: Yahoo Font
  • Bebo: Neuropol
  • Skype: Helvetica Rounded Bold
  • Flickr: Frutiger Black
  • Hulu: Futura MDd BT
  • Last.fm: National
  • Linked In: Myriad Pro Bold
  • Technorati: Neo Sans Medium
  • Facebook: Klavika
[Google] [More]  ⦿

Fontsinuse
[Stephen Coles]

Stephen Coles set up this site about fonts in advertising and the media in 2010. The initial page reads: Our effort begins here, with a regularly updated collection of case studies and trend reports. We've invited experts from various fields to comment on how type is used (and misused) in graphic design today. In our first few installments, magazine designer Marc Oxborrow has an emotional reaction to the redesign of Bloomberg Businessweek, the Font Bureau's Sam Berlow notices that the type specimen has become a design genre, I point to some recent projects in which type and especially typeface selection plays a central role, and instructor and historian Indra Kupferschmid reminds us that the real Bauhaus was not all geometric and experimental letterforms. This blog is a prologue of more to come. Behind the scenes, we are building a searchable, sharable archive of typographic design, all indexed by typeface, industry, and medium. And you are invited to join us. [Google] [More]  ⦿

For The Love Of Type
[Gemma O'Brien]

Gemma O'Brien's type blog discusses many interesting typographic examples. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Found caps font

An example of a caps font. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Found Type Fridays (or: Ace Jet 170)

Examples of type found in various places. Blog format. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Foundations of Typography B
[René Wanner]

A so-called web poster exhibition by René Wanner (Switzerland), who runs a quite complete poster page, on the theme of the letter B. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fourooms

Hamburg-based group which has produced some nice type posters in 2009 (but they have an awful web site). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Francesco Barbieri

Roman art director and illustrator who makes typographically interersting pieces such as one socialist revolution-inspired illustration called Apostrophe (2014) and a poster for the Still Three Jazz Trio (2006). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Francesco Franchi

Talented Italian information designer. Examples: Bicchiere ragionato (2011), Infografica (2011), Information Design.

Author of Designer Quotidiano, re-designer.org. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Francisco Andriani

Buenos Aires-based graphic designer who has some interesting typographic examples while at FADU, UBA. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Frantisek Kabarec

Slovak designer from the early part of the 20th century. Check out the sturdy typography in his Annual Report for the Vocational School of Graphic Design (1927). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fraser Crick

Poole, UK-based designer of a great typographic numerals poster called Elsie Jane (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fre Lemmens

Fre Lemmens (Zolder, Belgium) made the custom font family SKDR in 2012. His typographic work for Apotheek Gijsenbergs is also noteworthy (and beautiful).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Frederik Samuel
[Typegoodness]

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Free Geekery

A list of the 25 geekiest free fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Friends of Type

Typographic examples, a sort of blog and showcase of type drawn or used by designers. Run by Aaron Carambula, Erik Marinovich, Jason Wong, and Dennis Payongayong. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fruit Crate Label Art

Nice vintage American label typography, ca. 1910-1950. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fubiz

Typography sub-pages at Fubiz Daily Dose of Inspiration. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fuck yeah kerning
[Kilian Valkhof]

A web site that posts examples of poor kerning. Run by Kilian Valkhof, a Front-end developer&user experience designer from The Netherlands. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fumi Omori

Graphic designer in Los Angeles and/or Baltimore (where Fumi is studying at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in 2014) who made a typographic goldfish poster for TDC59 in 2013. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ga Eun Ju

Seoul, Korea-based designer of a watercolor set of letters and numbers in 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gabe Re

Inspiring octagonal multicolored lettering by Gabe Re. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gabriel Schut

Canton, OH-based creator of a hilarious typographic poster called Gentleman (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Garamond powerline

Imagine a Garamond with a topping of powerlines. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gareth Sanger

Bournemouth, UK-based graphic and type designer who made some bling type posters, and created a rounded blackletter alphabet and a heavy slab serif font, both nameless, and viewable at Behance. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gary Hustwit
[Helvetica]

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Gary Paitre

Gary Paitre (Digital Dude) is an American-born Montrealer, whose design work took him to the "bubbly" logo for BUI Optometrics (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gary W. Priester

Pages on the design of a menu, from the selection of typefaces, to the page composition and the choice of colors and images. This particular author settled on CurlzMT for the title, and TempusSansITC for the body text. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gemma O'Brien
[For The Love Of Type]

[More]  ⦿

Gene Gable
[The Best Type Book with No Typesetting]

[More]  ⦿

Genevieve Grace Yip

Singapore-based designer of some typographic animals in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Genevieve Van Dussen

Rochester, NY-based creator of a great set of single letter logos in 2011 for Modovare. Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Georg Liebergesell

Vienna-based designer and illustrator who created the great typographic poster Zeig Dich in 2014. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

George Daniel

George Daniel (London, UK) created nice typographic work for the Montana Film Project in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Georges Villa

French poster artist, 1883-1965. A poster for Piera Nova (1923) inspired Raconteur (2007, Nick Curtis). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Georgia Cowley

Georgia Cowley (Washington, DC) created the avant garde style typeface Avatura (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

German 1920s semi-Nazi font page

Samples of fonts that may never have been digitized: Phalanx (Genzsch and Heyse, 1928), Mundus Light and Bold (Stempel, 1928), Arpke Antiqua (Schriftguss, 1928), Zabel Roman (Woellmer, 1928-1930), Omega (Stempel, 1926). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Giacomo Silva

Milan-based designer of the bamboo stick typeface Tipo Canneto (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Giada Coppi

Giada Coppi was a partner of LS graphic design, a studio that he founded in Milan together with Italian designers Marta Bernstein, Alberto Cantone, Paolo Ciampagna, and Emanuela Conidi. Now located in Vienna, she created the gridded typographic poster ManyVal 08 in 2008. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Giampiero Quaini

Graphic and type designer from Mantova, Italy. Behance link. He studied industrial design and visual communication at the Art Academy in Mantova and the School of Design in Milan. His conceptually original typefaces include a Tuning Fork typeface made in 2009. Check also his typographic work in The Roommates (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Giangiorgio Fuga
[Giò Fuga Type]

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Giò Fuga Type
[Giangiorgio Fuga]

An Italian type foundry by Milan-based type designer Giangiorgio Fuga, ATypI member, teacher of typography at the Istituto Europeo of Milan, Politecnico of Milan, Italy and Unisinos of Porto Alegre, Brasil. His great type blog page takes the pulse of Italian type design. Fuga designed gorgeous text fonts such as these:

At ATypI in Rome in 2002, he spoke about the corporate types and OpenType features. Type photos. Type blog. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gise Squadritto

Creator from Santiago, Chile, of typographic underwear in 2011. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Giuditta Brusadelli

Graphic designer in Lecco, Itay, who made a type-based portrait of Bodoni in 2009. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Giulia Lops

Art director and graphic designer from Sao Paulo, Brazil. She created this excellent type poster in 2009. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Giulia Santopadre

London-based designer and illustrator who has some nice type posters such as Sticky (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gladys Jose

Gladys Jose (Creative Hummingbird, Orlando, FL) is a student at the University of Central Florida. She created some great examples of applied typography. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Glenn Wolk

New York based creative director. Designer of a typographic portrait of Nicki Minaj (2013).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gokcen Dincer

Gokcen Dincer (Houston, TX) created a typographic layout for fashgion magazines in 2014 that deserves mention. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Golova

Golova is a community of graphic designers, illustrators and art directors in the UK. Behance link. Creators of the hand-drawn Lefthand (2009) and interesting type-based logos such as Gagra and Bulkas Makom. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Google Maps Typewriter Machine
[Marc Antoni Malagarriga i Picas]

A free on-line tool to write text using letters found as patterns in google maps. By Marc Antoni Malagarriga i Picas at the University of Barcelona. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Google: Random alphabets

Fun google-based site that draws random letters from the web. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gordievskaya Anastasiya

Graphic designer in Kiev, Ukraine, who created some nice illustrations and a few typographic posters in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gramatologia

Found type blog with many examples drawn from the book arts scene. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Grant Milne

Graduate of De Montfort University Leicester. Leicester, UK-based designer of the ISTD logotype in 2012. ISTD stands for International Society of Typographic Designers. Also in 2012, he created the ornamental didone typeface GCM22 (HypeForType): GCM22 is also based on the letterforms of typographers; John Pistilli, Herb Lubalin and Si Scott. The ornate letterforms are based around the art of Turkish Ebru marbling, which is painting on water to create decorative patterns. His portfolio also contains several beautiful ornate typographic pieces.

In 2013, he created the lachrymal typeface Pluvia (2013).

His fonts are sold via HypeForType. Behance link. Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Graphic Nothing

Graphics outfit in Manchester, UK, which has produced some outstanding typographic examples, such as In Rainbows (2009). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Great Scenes from TV and Film

David Chen collected some great videos from film and TV related to type. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gregory Thye II

Atlanta, GA-based creator of an oriental simulation logotype for a fictional upscale Japanese restaurant, Little Moon (2012). Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

GRRRR (2001)

Letraset drawings (made up with characters). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Guessing game

Guess the names and makers of these fonts (file courtesy of fellow typophile Pilla Tsun). Answers here. Another game. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Guilherme Haupenthal

Brazilian creator of this great Baroque typography poster. He lives in Porto Alegre. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gulnur Dogan

Izmit, Turkey-based designer who created a few typographic images of cars in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gustav & Brun (was: Jagjavi)
[Andreas Gustavsson]

Andreas Gustavsson is a Swedish designer, b. 1979, located in Nyköping. At MyFonts, starting in 2013, the name Andreas Brunelius started to appear as the designer of most of the typefaces. It is possible that Andreas Brunelius = Andreas Gustavsson. Gustavsson's typefaces were first published under the foundry name Jagjavi, but in 2014, that name changed to Gustav & Brun.

Creator of the simple hand-printed typeface Kohicle 25 (2009). See also his waxy letter studies from 2010.

At his commercial foundry, he published Pushups (2012, hand-printed 3d face), Itchy Handwriting (2012), Docklan (2012, textured face), Herbarium (2012, plants dingbats) and Old Earthy (2012, a hand-drawn font inspired by the mid 19th-century art movement with William Morris and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood).

Typefaces from 2013: Sweeper, Paper Cuts, Nanu and Nanu Simple Ornaments (hand-drawn poster font), Macro (fat headline or poster face), Macro Print (the eroded version of Macro), Karl and Karl Black (blackboard bold typeface family).

Typefaces from 2014: Caitiff (a fun poster typeface), Expedition One (bichromatic geometric solid typeface), Sweeper Slanted (brush typeface).

Home page. Behance link. Another home page. Fontspace link. Dafont link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Han Na Jung

Designer in Chicago. Behance link. In 2011, she created a beautiful poster entitled Avenir, using Frutiger's 1988 typeface Avenir. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hana Dovinova

Czech creator of a typographic poster entitled Diplomky (2012). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hana Tegeltija

Hana is a graphic designer from Belgrade. She made a nice typographic poster called Neandertal (2010). I guess that this goes with her simplistic and almost constructivist squarish typeface Neandertal (2009). She also created Kuka (2010), a simple display sans with both Latin and Cyrillic alphabets. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Handmade Balinese typography

Typography found on Bali's streets: a Ping Mag article by Uleshka dating from 2006. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Handwritten Japanese fonts

Article by Kyoko and Uleshka for Ping Mag in 2006 on the hand-drawn letters found on the streets of Japan. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hanna Melara

During her studies in Chattanooga, TN, Hanna Melara created a handlettered poster called Wolfgang and Friends (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hannah Ahn

New York City-based creator of a watercolored roman capital set of letters in 2014. This was done diring her studies at the School of Visual Arts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hannah Helgerson

Student at UW Stout, who created a typographic emu in 2011. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hannover Type and Lettering

Flickr group on vernacular and signage type in hannover. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Happyloverstown
[Jonathan Calugi]

Very talented Pistoia, Italy-based designer (b. 1982). Behance link. Dafont link. His typefaces:

A follower of Calugi writes: Jonathan is a young illustrator hailing from Pistoia, Italy. It's nearly impossible to not recognize his signature style: what at first appears to be a child-like doodling, a closer look will reveal a world of intricate, carefully crafted patterns and eccentric geometric forms. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Haralampos Andreanidis

Greek graphic designer. He created a number of minimalist/pizelish/squarish Latin/Greek fonts in 2009 under the name City Fonts. His Totem Font (2009) is experimental. Nomass Team Font (2009) is a squarish stencil. His typographic posters.

Alternate URL. Another URL. Behance link. Devian tart link. Nomass site. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hardy Leung
[Tagxedo]

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Harjeet Gill

Graphic designer in Vancouver. Creator of a poster typeface called J Dilla (2012) and of the art deco typeface Blk Dahlia (2012). She created a nice multiline logo for the hair, make-up and wardrobe stylist Gigi Nijjar. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hart Armstrong

Art director in Los Angeles. Creator of Black Light Type (2012), a colorful alphabet poster. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hash

Kuala Lumpur-based designer (b. 1985) of the typographic poster Smoking Typography (2008). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hassan Haider

Hassan Haider (b. 1980, Diepholz, Germany) sudied graphic design at FH Bielefeld. from Bielefeld, Germany, created the geometric faces Neo Serif (free), and Skate or Die (2009) and the grungy stencil typeface Soundpieces (2009). Nice accompanying poster too.

Klingspor link. Bureau Hassan Haider link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hassan Musa
[Zoomorphic calligraphy]

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Hayrullah Yorganci

Creator of a psychedelic typographic poster called Typographic classic cars (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Heesun Seo

Korean designer who experiments with type. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Heinritzh Sales

Graphic designer who created a gorgeous lettering poster called Friday Pleasure (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Helena Carazo

Graphic designer in Amsterdam who drew a nicely lettered series of illustrations called Soup (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Helena Öhman
[Studio Indigo]

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Helvetica
[Gary Hustwit]

A documentary film about Helvetica and the influence of type in our lives, by Gary Hustwit, released in 2007. From the web site: Helvetica is a feature-length independent film about typography, graphic design and global visual culture. It looks at the proliferation of one typeface (which will celebrate its 50th birthday in 2007) as part of a larger conversation about the way type affects our lives. The film is an exploration of urban spaces in major cities and the type that inhabits them, and a fluid discussion with renowned designers about the choices and aesthetics behind their use of type. Helvetica encompasses the worlds of design, advertising, psychology, and communication, and invites us to take a second look at the thousands of words we see every day. The film was shot in high-definition on location in the United States, England, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, France and Belgium. [...] Interviewees in Helvetica include some of the most illustrious and innovative names in the design world, including Erik Spiekermann, Matthew Carter, Massimo Vignelli, Wim Crouwel, Hermann Zapf, Stefan Sagmeister, Michael Bierut, Jonathan Hoefler, Tobias Frere-Jones, Experimental Jetset, Michael C. Place, Norm, APFEL, Pierre Miedinger, Bruno Steinert, Otmar Hoefer, Rick Poynor, Lars Müller, and many more. Screened in Montreal on May 5, 2007, at Concordia University, the reaction was unanimously positive. The editing, pace, music and visual content are just perfect. The humour of Hustwit shines through when he pits the rationalists (pro-Helvetica people) against the emotionalists (the grunge crowd). The interviews with Massimo Vignelli (very funny), Wim Crouwel, Erik Spiekermann (about Helvetica: "bad taste is everywhewre"), Paula Scher (she said that Helvetica was used by the war corporations in Vietnam and is the cause of the Iraq war) and Michael Bierut are very entertaining. Maybe on purpose, maybe not, Hustwit used the Germans as a comical counterweight. FontShop link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Henk Brouwer

Dutch poster artist, whose lettering on this maritime timetable entitled Sailings and Fares (1937) inspired Nick Curtis to make Metropolis NF. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Henry Moore

Enjoy the pen-drawn sheep on the cover o Henry Moore Graphic Work 1972-1974. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Historical type and lettering

Flickr group on historical types and typography. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hitler Subtitler gets a cheap font CD

Hilarious Youtube video made in 2009 by Albert Hall Prods. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Houke De Kwant

Dutch typographer and designer who made the racy typographic poster Nikita (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Huny

Designer in Faenza, Italy, who created some nice typographic posters in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hylton Adam Revell

Designer and illustrator in Cape Town, South Africa. He created the artsy deco typeface Minimal Grotesque Mono (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

I Love Dust

Design boutique in East London which has created some alphabets (perhaps not fonts) such as Nike Running Club Alphabet (2012), Animal Alphabet (2010) and Circus Alphabet (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

I Love Typography
[John D. Boardley]

Type information site and blog run since 2007 by graphic designer and web developer John D. Boardley from Kagawa, Japan. Glossary. Examples of inspiring use of display/poster type. Their exquisite logo. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ian Muscat

Attard, Malta-based creator of the typographic poster Sex, Drugs and Rock n' Roll (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Idiot Copenhagen
[Kasper Ledet]

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

Ignoto

Ignoto is based in Porto, Portugal. They offer some creative posters and logos, sich as Eighty Percent (2012). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Igor Iarygin

Check his Chernobyl poster to see symbols in action in a subtle way. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Igor Ludwig

Branding and digital artist from Salvador, Brazil, who has produced a great type poster in 2009 entitled The Power of Typo. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ilker Ture

Istanbul-based Creator of a nice typographic Istanbul poster (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ilya Ruderman
[Daily Type]

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Ina Dimitrova

New York-based print designer who made the cover for William Gibson's text book Pattern Recognition (2010). In 2013, she designed the fashion mag high-contrast typeface Rounda (AI format---free). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ines Navarlatz

Graphic designer in Buenos Aires who created a fun typegraphic poster called El Arenque Ahumado (2012).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

INVDR
[Jonathan Yule]

Freelance designer currently studying in the York/Sheridan Bachelor of Design program in Toronto, Ontario. Check out his Font Bots: robots made from letters taken from famous fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Irene Korol Scala

Irene Scala is a fellow typophile and graduate of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, where she had the opportunity to study with educators such as Paul Rand, Lou Dorfsman, and Milton Glaser. After earning a B.F.A. from the Cooper Union, she went on to postgraduate study at The Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem. She now lives in New York City, where she is associated with Designing with Type: Designingwithtype.com is a web site devoted to the art and appreciation of typography. It offers a unique typographic resource for students, educators, and professionals, showcasing talent from around the world. Originally created by James Craig as a supplement to his popular textbook Designing with Type specifically for his Cooper Union students, it has grown to include contributions presented by fellow educators and designers to embrace a wider audience.

Designer of a wonderful logotype entitled Cognac One (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Irvin Heller

Parisian creator of innovative decorative lettering pieces for Roger Tallon (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Islam Zayed

Cairo-based designer and typographer. He created a nice typographic ampersand in 2011. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Israel Boschetti

Florianapolis, Brazil-based designer of the art deco typeface Coiote (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Italo Typo Tour

Italian type tour, showing pictures of found type, with maps and commentary. Part of Social Design Zine. For example, one is called Bodoniana. The other subpages are grouped around themes as well. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Itchy Robot Found Typography

More found type pictures. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ivan Delmic

Croatian graphic designer in Zagreb who made a great Adobe Garamond Pro poster in 2010. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ivonne Wnardo

Jakarta-based creator of a beautiful set of posters in 2012 for an event called RideFun. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Izmir University of Economics
[Alessandro Segalini]

Type design projects (June 2007) by Alessandro Segalini's students at Izmir University of Economics:

  • Nil Kip: Kememnce.
  • Alp Koca: Doner.
  • Tolga Gunyuzu: Pestemal.
  • Aycin Turan: Delight, Nargile (faux Arabic).
  • Merve Ayse Caglayan: Henna night.
  • Burak Besen: Cig Kofte (grunge stencil).
  • Deniz Kuru: Kunefe, Nalin.
  • Melih Altinkut: Cop Sis.
  • Ersa Kiray: Kokorec.
  • Arzu Sohoglu: Nazar Boncugu.
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Jack Turner
[Thought Bucket]

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Jacob Elsinger

Designer in Trier, Germany. Creator of a great party poster, Niko Party (2011). Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jacob Lawrie

Wellington, NZ-based designer of the prismatic logotypoe Party Down (2013), which was created for a kiwi lighting company. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jacob Type
[Brian Jacob]

Brian Jacob (Detroit, MI) created the illustrative alphabet Fox Type (2012), for which he used Futura as a basis. Cellar Barrel (2012) is a humanist slab typeface. Boulevard Nights (2012) is a heavy squarish typeface with copperplate terminals. Brian Jacob created various sets of numerals for a school project at College for Creative Studies called Zeitgeist Numerals (2012).

His commercial foundry, Jacob Type, was established in 2012 and is located in Texas.

In 2013, he published the modular squarish typeface Wavering Nights and the semi-condensed sans typeface Perfect Fall. Four Foxes (2013) is a quartet of typefaces derived from wood, glass, metal, and paper.

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

Jacqueline Amaya

Designer in Santa Tecla, El Salvador, who created a nice typographic chameleon poster in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jacqueline Rabun

This Californian jewelry designer made a jewelry alphabet called The Temporium (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jacques Haumont

French publishing house. Enjoy the pictures of old book covers. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jacqui Oakley

Canadian illustrator who teaches at OCAD University (Ontario College of Art and Design) in Toronto. Nice handlettering in some of her work. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jade Wall

Cornwall, UK-based illustrator whose lettering in The Emperor's New Clothes poster (2013) is quite stunning. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jake Haugen
[Lucid Mind Designs]

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Jaksa Zsolt

Jaksa Zsolt (b. 1979) from Budapest has interesting postings on the topic of typefaces. [Google] [More]  ⦿

James Martyn

During his studies in Portland, OR, James Martyn created a typographic poster entitled Apple's Automotive (2013).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

James Moore

James Moore (Portland, OR) created a psychedelic lettering poster of a sheep in 2013. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

James Smith

Creator of a well-designed typographic poster for the BA Costume with Performance Design at The Arts University College at Bournemouth, UK. [Google] [More]  ⦿

James Zonko

Telford, UK-based digital artist. Designer of some great type posters in 2008. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jamie Borders

Designer of Landshark (2013), a shark poster based on groovy lettering. Jamie is based in Jacksonville Beach, FL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jamie Oliver Aspinall

Jamie Oliver Aspinall (Schnuppe Designbureau, Basel, Switzerland) created several designs using typefaces such as FF DIN in 2013. Most of his portfolio consists of illustrations. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Japanese typography

Flickr group on Japanese type, mostly signs and signage on buildings. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Javier Bueno Landa

Graphic designer in Monterrey, Mexico. Creator of a great Postcard From Brasil in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Javier Gimenez

Buenos Aires-based designer of a nice typographic poster entitled Naranja (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jay Miller
[Type Crime: Rated R]

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Jayesh Raut

Jayesh Raut (Mumbai) is an art director and illustrator who made a few creative typographic posters (2012). Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jeff Schaap

Kowloon, Hing Kong-based creator of the typographic opera poster Carmen (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jeff Stein

Graphic designer in Chicago, IL, who used typography optimally in his World Hunger Poster (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jeffrey Bowman

Jeffrey Bowman (Hemsedal, Norway) created some very original typographic illustrations in 2013 including Skirt for a Virgin Media Shorts film. He created the experimental microbial typeface Hemsedal (2013), which was contributed in 2014 as a free font to Citype.

Behance link. DE [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jeisel Hernandez

Saltillo, Mexico-based designer of a shaded lettered piece called Karmina (2014). It is unclear if this is a digital typeface. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jenny Ambrose

Los Angeles-based creator of the calligraphic poster Shit Will Alays Butt Out (2012).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jenny Proudfoot

Creator of some great typographic posters such as a series called Inky Bottles (2014) done for Hot Rum Cow magazine. Jenny works in Edinburgh, Scotland. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jens Wijnendaele

Graphic design student at KASK, Gent, Belgium. At FontStruct, he created the modular typeface DIF86 (2010). He also did a hilarious type drawing for his school called Aztec robot God of fertility Gill Sans (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jensen White

Digital artist from Orlando, FL. Creator of a nice art deco logo called Domo (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jere Paajanen

Helsinki-based designer who made a cute paper type out of crinkled sheets (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jeremy Pettis

An experimental typeface by Jeremy Pettis, illustrating the concept of "kangaroo", inspired Nick Curtis to design Pal Joey NF (2008). Exclamation mark poster. Flickr page with his photographs and illustrations. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Jeremy Pudlowski

Designer in Edmonton, Alberta, who created the techno family Powers (2011), the squarish monoline family Mia Condensed (2011, free) and the triangularly serifed family Anne Wilson (2011).

His typographic posters are quite original, and pack lots of humour. See, e.g., Brixx Bar and Grill (2011) and Four-Fingered Fisherman (2011).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jergot and Gotroch

Designers who made a great poster called Club Night with Navigators (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jermaine Rogers

American poster artist. A poster for Radiohead in the 1990s inspired Funky Rundkopf (2007, Nick Curtis). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jess Kjer

Jess Kjer (Cherry Hill, NJ) is a graphic and interactive designer, and a 2010 graduate of Tyler School of Art. She created some lively lettering for posters. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jesse Pascarella

Designer in Los Angeles who did a nice cover for George Schneider Photography (2012). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jessica Forsythe

Chicago-based designer of a gorgeous handpainted digitally enhanced B called Alphabetastic (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jessica Moon

New York-based photographer and artist. She created an alphabet out of pictures of folded glasses in 2009. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jessica Walsh

New York City-based designer who did several art deco type treatments for her clients in 2010.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jessie Yang

San Francisco-based web designer who made a stylish Optima poster in 2010. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jesson Yip
[Jesson Yip's typographic clock]

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Jesson Yip's typographic clock
[Jesson Yip]

Jesson is a London based freelance digital designer specialising in web, interaction and visualisation. Latest clients include the Green Party, Pure Productions and Sainsbury Center for Mental Health. Formerly a senior designer at Lateral, working with clients such as Amnesty, Five, Levi's, Lexus, Nintendo and RSPCA. His clock is wonderful. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jillian Adel

Print and web designer in Brooklyn, NY. Home page. The project Oiseaux Retro (2011) is based on the art nouveau period and the 1974 French flick, Emmanuelle, and resulted in a great calligraphic poster by the same name. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jin Bae

Melbourne-based student who drew an intricate illustrative number 2 in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jiwon Hyeon

Seoul-based designer of a few typographic portraits in 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jósef Bottlik

Hungarian poster artist, whose lettering on this Hungarian movie poster from 1927 inspired Nick Curtis to make Metropolis NF. [Google] [More]  ⦿

João Miranda

Albufeira, Portugal and London, UK-based graphic designer who made the experimental faces Ivo (2012) and Poliphilo (2011). He also created an interesting drawing of Erik Spiekermann in 2011.

Together with Bruno Rodrigues in 2013, Joao Miranda designed the modular typefaces Big and Memoria.

Natalia (2014) is a fun free-for-personal-use hipster font.

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

Job Wouters
[Letman]

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Jody Yeoh

Jody Yeoh (Singapore) and Hwee Chong Chan codesigned Book Typeface (2011), with 3d glyphs made up of books. Jody Yeoh now works in Beijing, China. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joe Mills

Designer and illustrator in Sydney, who created a typographic poster called Chicago Typography Skyline (2012).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joe-Anne Kek-Pamenter

Graphic designer and illustrator in Surfers Paradise, Australia, who designed a few noteworthy typographic posters in 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joel Gryniewski and Lauren Weinblatt

Creators of a nice typographic poster, Typographic Mustaches (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joel Roth

Basel-based graphic designer, who created nice typographics for an Aston Martin promotion in 2012.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Johanna Pirrello

Buenos Aires-based designer of a great hand-drawn typographic poster series in 2014, called Fama y Eucalipte. [Google] [More]  ⦿

John Arends

Chester, UK-based designer of the typograpghic poster Gonna Make You Sweat (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

John D. Boardley
[I Love Typography]

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John Nack's blog

A blog with many useful links to good and/or old typography. [Google] [More]  ⦿

John Solimine

Brooklyn-based illustrator and designer who created a great typographic poster for a Bon Iver performance in 2009.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

John Yu
[Shanghaitype]

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Jon Contino

Lettering expert in New York City. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jon Cox

Jon Cox is a graphic designer in Santa Ana, CA. His work includes a beautifully lettered poster in the style of Egon Schiele (2013).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jonas Wagner

German graphic designer who created Door Sign (2011), a poster of a door sign with intersting typographic details. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jonathan Calugi
[Happyloverstown]

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Jonathan Lowman

Aka Jonathan Looman. Dutch type and graphic designer. Alternate URL. His type work includes Fingertype (2007, letters made from fingerprints) and Van Bostelen Light and Heavy (2007, a great ultra-geometric basic experimental typeface that should win awards; named after one of his teachers, Herman Van Bostelen). Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jonathan Tipton-King

Creator of a few typeface anatomy posters for typefaces such as Baskerville and Archer, in 2012. Jonathan is a graphic design student in Fremont, CA. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jonathan Yule
[INVDR]

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Joost Swarte

Dutch poster and comic book lettering artist. Joost a Millionaire (2007, Nick Curtis) is based on his lettering for Millionaire (1976). Boeuf au Joost (2003, Nick Curtis) is an art deco typeface based on Swarte's record cover TangoCuatro from 1990. Title lettering for "Imago Moderna", an episode of the comic-strip series "Jopo de Pojo" (1974) led to Nick Curtis's Joost A Gigolo NF. This logotype of the comic-strip series "Katoen + Pinbal" (1975) was at the basis of Curtis's PinballWhizNF. The title lettering for "Modern Art", an episode of the comic-strip series "Anton Makassar" (1978) provided inspiration for Nick Curtis's ModernArtNF. Finally, Nick Curtis mimicked the lettering on this poster entitled "De wereldtentoonstelling van Joost Swarte" (1987) to design AmsterdamTangramNF. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jorge Alvarez Conde

Aka Jotace (Lugo, Spain, b. 1989, Ribadeo). Creator of an original typographic poster called Fruton (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jose Antonio Contreras

Located in New York City, Jose Antonio Contreras designed a colorful kitchen tile style typographic poster called Arts WFC Fall 2010 poster. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jose Arroyo

Jose Arroyo (Arroyo Designs, Los Angeles) created a nice typographic poster entitled Math Is The Answer (2013). During the Syrian crisis of 2013, he made a typographic peace poster.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jose Dones-Mustafa

Specialist in fashion mag typography, who is based in New York City. [Google] [More]  ⦿

José Azevedo

Illustrator and graphic designer from Vitoria, Brazil, who is now located in Bremen, Germany. On his Behance page, we can find many great typographic posters.

In 2014, he created a scratchy multiline typeface called Scratching Font. [Google] [More]  ⦿

José Domingo Betancur Gómez

Poster typography by José Domingo Betancur Gómez (Medellin, Colombia). Example 1, example 2. [Google] [More]  ⦿

José Juan Navalón Gallego

Art director in Madrid. His logo for the Spanish band Gizmo (2012) is remarkable.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joseph Parsons

British designer located in Rotterdam. Creator of the stylish art deco poster entitled Portfolio (2012).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Josh Boston

Examples of typographic compositions. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Josh Stock

Creator of the fun poster entitled A Designer's Guide for Typestaches. Josh lives in Minneapolis. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Josh Strong

Designer who will forever be known as the designer of the typographic poster Suck Me (2011). Student at Southampton Solent University, UK. Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joshua Mauldin

Art director from North Hollywood, CA. Developer of custom typefaces for the 2009 film Long Nights Moon. Promotional poster. Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Josip Kelava

Josip Kelava (Jay Kreative, Australia and UK) is an art director and graphic designer. He has done typographic work for fashion mags and fashion-conscious ads such as for Mercedes (2011), Coco Vodka (2011, using an Escheresque typeface), and Click Magazine (2011, see the Olena Cherneyo illustration). Creator of the alchemic yet futuristic family Geomas (2011).

Typefaces made in 2012: Metropolis (a superb bilined retro type family, ideal for posters---free download).

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

Jozef Vicek

Slovak designer from the early part of the 20th century. Here is an example of an art deco magazine ad published by him in 1937. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Juan Carlos Pagan
[Pagan&Sharp]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Jules Vernacular

French blog about type found in France. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Julia Hyojung Seo

During her studies at York University, Toronto-based Julia Seo created a Theo van Doesburg typographic poster (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Julia Kuznetsova

Moscow-based illustrator, letterer and calligrapher. Flickr page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Julian Franky Tobon

Typographer from Bogota, Colombia. He uses textures in his posters. The texture of clothing inspired him to create an experimental alphabet in 2010. Alternate URL. Here and here are other experimental alphabets. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Juliana Furtado

Illustrator/ designer in Nova Iguacu, Brazil, who designed a beautiful typographic anti-smoking poster in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Juliana Moreira

During her studies at Universidade de Aveiro in Portugal, Juliana Moreira (Villa Nova de Gaia) designed a vernacular experimental typeface (2013) called Esta um frio de rachar. Also, check out the lettering in the poster entitled Fotografia (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Julianne Gross

KS-based graphic designer. She created some logotypes such as BBQ (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Juliano Vieira

Sao Paulo-based graphic designer who created typographically inspiring lettering for Imperio Bartenders in 2010. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Julie Brock

During her graphic design studies in Stoke-on-Trent, UK, Julie Brock created a neon light lettering poster entitled A Trip to Blackpool (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Juliette Schack

Graphic designer who made the geometric experimental typeface Tangram (2011). Juliette is now based in Geneva, Switzerland, after previous jobs and training in Paris and Montreal. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Julyane Lima

Web designer in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Creator of a gorgeous Christian Louboutin shoe illustration poster in 2013. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

JungYeon Woo

Creator in Utica, NY, of the display typeface Water Drop (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Junko Kitano

Photographer in Brooklyn, NY, who created Coffee Stain Alphabet (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jurriaan Schalken Typography

Interesting typographic designs by Jurriaan Schalken. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Justin Knopp
[Typoretum]

[More]  ⦿

Justine Nagan
[Typeface]

[More]  ⦿

Justyna Cychowska

Designer in Gdansk, Poland, who created a colorful typographic poster called Calendar (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kalpesh Tudiya

Ahmedabad, India-based designer of a nice typographic poster called Auto Rickshaw (2013).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kamen Kamenov

Phenomenally imaginative graphic designer from Sofia, Bulgaria. He created some great typographic posters in 2010, such as those of a pipe, a hand, and a title, called Home Faber, as well as a poster called Hide And Seek. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kanwal Iftikhar

Graphic designer in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, who made a nice poster of a human typeface based on parts of a typeface (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Karim Adam

Egyptian graphic designer who made some wonderful Arabic language book covers in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Karina Eibatova

Creator of a an alphabet made up from natural elements (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Karol Labuda

Slovak designer from the early part of the 20th century. Check out the play with geometric elements in Exercise in the layout of elements (1927). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kasper Ledet
[Idiot Copenhagen]

[More]  ⦿

Kate Fagerstrom

Student of graphic design at the Maine College of Art, born in New Jersey. Behance link. Her ball terminal logotype called Fagerstrom (2010) shows a lot of innate talent. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kate Thrower

Designer from San Marcos, TXZ, who drew a cute typographic character Little Miss Avenir (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Katharina Nussbaumer
[Typogenerator]

[More]  ⦿

Katherine Robinson

UK-based designer of a codex-style identity and type style for the Mutton Quad restaurant in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kathy Estibeiro

Font art by Kathy Estibeiro, based on my own sugaku font series. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Katie Kerrigan

Newport, RI-based student, letterer and graphic designer. Behance link. She made a nice psychedelic typography poster in 2009. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kayce Lomas

Graphic designer from Raleigh, NC. Recent graduate from the College of Design at NCSU. Creator of a textured alphabet and font called Faux Show Mono (2009). Designer of a beautiful tennis-ball inspired poster (Love All, 2009) and pocket guide created for a pseudo deluxe tennis tour company. Behance link. Flickr site. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kayla Peterson

Tea, SD-based designer of Hand Type Poster (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kelsey Bailey

Flagstaff, AZ-based creator of a typographic poster called Open Day (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Keo Pierron

Based in Austin, TX, Keo Pierron created the Pages Alphabet (2011). Check also his poster called Ponzu Sushi House (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kerr Vernon

You've got to like the poster by Glasgow-based Kerr Vernon entitled Everything's Fine (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Khasana Blush Cream ad

A typical art deco advertising, taken from the Straits Times in Singapore, February 1936. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kieran Stott-Everett

Illustrator in Liverpool, UK, who, during his studies at De Montfort University, created a few illustrations with sketched lettering, such as one entitled The Poo Men (2013). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kile Brekke

Fine artist, fashion photographer and graphic designer in San Francisco. She created Paperboat (2010, geometric, art deco) and Meisky (2010, a Peignotian sans). I also like her other work, which is often in gray, black and white---see, e.g., her Bonnydoon Syrah wine bottle label design. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kilian Valkhof
[Fuck yeah kerning]

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Kim Jong the Second

October 2009: ABC News has adopted Arial as its main display font. Capital I and lower case l "ell" look exactly the same, so Kim Jong-Il was read as Kim Jong II, or Kim Jong the Second. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Klajdi Robo

Designer and illustrator in New York City, who made a great stencil poster entitled New York Fucking City (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Koeweiden Postma

Despite the modest agricultural name, they say this about themselves: Koeweiden Postma is one of the leading branding and design agencies in The Netherlands. I quite like the typographic work they did in the form of posters and ads for the Picasso in Paris 1900-1907 exhibition, held in 2011. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Korneliusz Izbinski

Torontonian creator of a lovely typographic poster entitled For The Love Of Type (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kraken

Illustrator and street artist in Mexico City. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kristen O'Callaghan

Washington, DC-based designer of typographic illustrations for Farmers Fishers Bakers in Washington, DC, 2013. In 2013, she published the curly typeface Zeppolini at Design23.

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

Kristin Bencomo

During her studies in Orlando, FL, Kristin Bencomo designed Torch (2013), a hand-drawn typeface. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kristin Ferreira

Torontonian designer of some interesting caps in which opposite counter are filled by competing graphical elements: K, S. While studying at the Ontario College of Art and Design University in Toronto, she created the connect-the-dots geometric typeface Interfuse (2013).

Newer Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ksenia Slavcheva

The nice typographic poster set against animal furs entitled I Want To Be A Beast (2009) was designed by Ksenia Slavcheva. See Philip Bartsch's site. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ku Isis

Graphic Designer, born 1980 in Taiwan. Living and working in Tainan, Taiwan. His lettering can be seen, e.g., on the logo of the Japon Kabob Bar. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kurt Texter

Design student in San Francisco who made the fun typre drawning called Velociraptor (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kyle Wilkinson

Creative director in Sheffield, UK. He designed the experimental (photographic?) alphabet Spectre (2013). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kyndl Rowland

Owasso, OK-based designer of fun logotypes such as the one used in her Bomb Ass poster (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kyra Troy

During her studies at Savannah College of Art & Design in Savannah, GA, Kyra Troy designed a stylish alphabet poster (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lange & Lange

Polish design studio which created a nice logo for Restaurant Zurowina in Warsaw in 2012.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lanvin Castillo

A great ad for Lanvin Castillo stockings, dated 1959. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Larry Anderson

Larry Anderson (Seattle) was winner at TDC 27 in 2006 in the logotype category with a nice piece called Bliscotti. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lasca Sartoris
[Pinterest]

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Laura C. Temple

Creator of a photo-play font called Fingerhot Pepper (2012). Born and raised in Miami, she is presently in New York City.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Laura Schneider

Los Angeles-based creator of a typographic logo for The Little Bureau (2012).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Laura Whitehouse

During her graphic design studies at Staffordshire University, Laura Whitehouse (Stoke-on0-Trent, UK) designed an ornamental version of the well-known Onyx font. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lauren Baldwin

Richmond, VA-based designer of the typographic portrait of Hitchcock (2012), which only used letters from his film posters. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lauren Harvill

Lauren Harvill (Atlanta, GA) used fishing lures in her illustrative alphabet called Alluring Type (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Laurent Lacroix

Belgian graphic designer from Huy. Some of his posters, such as Typographisme Escher and Al Capone, are typographically interesting. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Le Studio Graphic and Web Design
[Dimitry Hamekink]

Dimitry Hamelink's studio Le Studio in The Netherlands is also based in Cazillac, France. It did the typography in a brush style for the album I am Hunter by Miss Montreal (2012).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Leasha's Graphics and Links

A few nice alphabets are shown. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lee Waters

Orlando, FL-based graphic designer who created the Slutvetica poster in 2009. He also produced a typography booklet in 2009. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Leo Cepeda

Leo Cepeda (Sunrise, FL) designed a beautifully expressive logo for a restaurant called Saluté (Cayman Islands) in 2012.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Leo Khachaturan

Tbilisi-based creator of some typographic posters such as one called I Love Typography (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

León Ferrari

Argentinian artist (b. 1920) who uses letters in very sexy ways such as on mannequins. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lesley

Typographic poster based on the work of Annie Leibovitz. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Letman
[Job Wouters]

Nice calligraphy in 2009 by Job Wouters in Amsterdam. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Letman

Dutch lettering artist who drew some alphabets in 2010. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Letraset Ripper

Web tool: Lets you try out Letraset fonts before buying them. [Google] [More]  ⦿

LetterCult
[Brian A. Jaramillo]

Brian Jaramillo's page that highlights remarkable work by type designers, letterers, sign painters, graffiti artists, stone carvers, calligraphers, poster artists, and graphic designers. Its founders are Brian Jaramillo and Ray Frenden (a custom letterer), and frequent contributors include Jonathan Selig, Alex Savakis and David Hubner. Brian himself runs the Agency 26 lettering blog, where one can ogle his own lettering experiments from 2009: Bikini Killin' (alphabet), a toy font for Tokidoki, Hilton poster lettering, the word Boston, Fuck you lettering, So long sucker poster, Lowercase g, LetterCult logo, Kanye Unabomber art deco lettering.

Behance link. Brian is located in Signal Hill, CA. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Letterform Archive
[Rob Saunders]

A great source of typographic images collected since 1980 by Rob Saunders. A visual treasure trove, well-documented. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lettering in Havana

Pictures from Havana (by yours truly, dated April 2003), and a brief report on type in Cuba. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lettering in Santiago

Pictures of lettering in Santiago de Compostela, taken by yours truly with a cheap digital camera in 2003. [7MB] [Google] [More]  ⦿

Liisa Triin Vurma

Melbourne, Australia-based graphic designer whose work often involves creative typography. Behance link. Currently, she is a graduate student at Swinburne University in Melbourne. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Linda Montanez

New York City-based designer of experimental typographical pieces in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lindsay Barrosse

Hammond, LA-based creator of a nice typographic movie poster for the Woody Allen film Midnight in Paris (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lindsey Gemmill

Graduate of York College in York, PA, who lives in Cockeysville, MD. Creator of Beaux (2012), a curly monoline script face. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lisa Holland

Lisa Holland (Lisa Holland Design, UK) is a graphic design graduate from the University of Wales Newport. Behance link.

She made a great typographic illustration series called Iconic Women (2011). Creator of the experimental typefaces Wred (2011), Edscribel (2011) and Contortionist (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lisa Lot

During her studies at BAU, Girona-based Lisa Lot created a nice tpographic poster entitled Neocalorrisma (2013). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Liz Collini

Typographic artist in the UK, whose work includes a series of ruler-and-compass constructions of letters. Images: i, ii, iii, iv, v, vi, vii. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Llamafont

Tool to generate an image set in the Llama alphading font. Unknown creator. No font downloads. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lola M. Naranjo

Based in Medellin, Colombia, Lola Naranjo designed the ribbon typeface Serilla and the multilined Mayatype in 2013. She also has great typographic posters, such as one called In The Frenetic City (2013).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

London Typographica

The aim of this site: London Typographica is aimed at type and lettering enthusiasts in London. Our aim is to photographically record publicly available lettering and type throughout the capital. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lorenzo Homar

Puerto Rican letterer, illustrator and poster designer. His lettering includes an Alfabeto Español (1969), and an ad for Orquestra Sinfonica (1965). Lorenzo Homar received a PhD from the InterAmerican University in Puerto Rico in 1972. Illustrations: Sgt Everett Gould, Fitchburg, MA, Puerto Rican poster (1968), Sin Nombre (1976). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Loreto Noce

Graphic designer in Toronto. He used glyphs from Helvetica to illustrate sexual positions in Helvetisutra (2012). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

LTypI: Lack of Typographic Imagination

Fun Flickr site---most photographs are of typefaces used for or by businesses with a similar name. Souvenirs set in Souvenir, Clarendon Street in Clarendon, and so forth. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lua Ribeira

Graphic designer in Barcelona, who did some experimental typography. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Luca Barcellona

Celebrated Milan-based calligrapher, letterer and illustrator. Examples of his lettering include this shoe (2010), this octopus (2010) and this tiger. Enhanced graffiti lettering. Lettering video on Vimeo. Logos and designs for Carhart in 2010. MySpace link. Flickr page. Another Flickr page. Another URL.

He has shown some complete, mostly calligraphic, alphabets that I suspect have never been fonted. These include the calligraphic brush set ABC Narrow (2008), a blackletter demo, and Dry Brush Fraktur (2010). Pic. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lucas Benjamin Sharp

Designer (b. 1986, San Francisco) who lives in San Francisco, but is listed at MyFonts as a denizen of Brooklyn, NY. Creator of Happy Stache (2010, blackletter), Hera (2010, a ball terminal-laden ornate didone done for his thesis at Parsons), and Designer Sucks (2010, ultra-fat and counterless).

MyFonts link. Klingspor link. Behance link. Another Behance link.

Lucas Sharp is involved with Typeslashcode in New York.

He designed the free fat counterless typeface Doughboy (2010).

Type catalog, 2010.

Lucas Sharp does penmanship drawings such as Go Big Or Go Home (2010) and We're on a roll (2010).

His talent shines through his award-quality ornamental didone family, Hera Big (2010), which I guess is an extenion of his earlier thesis work. Images of Hera Big: Black, Bold, Extra Light, Extra Thin.

In 2011, he and Juan Carlos Pagan set up Pagan&Sharp in Brooklyn, NY. Foundry link at MyFonts. Together, Pagan and Sharp published Malleable Grotesque Regular (2011).

In 2013, he published Sharp Sans through the Incubator subfoundry of Village. Sharp sans is a geometric sans with a non-geometric semi-curvy italic. Ogg (2013) is a fashion mag typeface inspired by the hand lettering of 20th century book designer and calligrapher Oscar Ogg. Ogg won an award at TDC 2014.

In 2014, Greg Gazdowicz and Lucas Sharp codesigned Doughboy Pro, a bubble bath typeface. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Lucas Young

During his studies at York University in Toronto, Lucas Young created an ornamental caps typeface called Alphabeta (2013). He created a Si-Scott style typeface in 2013 which is not available to the public---see however various posters on his site in that same style.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lucía León

Designer in Madrid, who created a nice poster for the 2008 festival in Madrid called Erotica. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lucid Mind Designs
[Jake Haugen]

Jake Haugen (Minnapolis) is the creator of Bulletica (2009, Helvetica with bullets), an alphabet in AI, PSD and JPG format only. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ludwig Gatzke
[400 Logos]

[More]  ⦿

Luis Fabrega

Jacksonville, FL-based graphic designer. He created the identity of Chevalier Bakery (2010). Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lukas Maly

Vienna, Austria-based creator of a typographic R2D2 poster (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lukasz Danieluk

Jastrzebie Zdroj, Poland-based designer of the typographic Porsche poster in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Luke Connolly
[NYC Type]

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Luke Lucas

Art director, illustrator, designer and typographer from Melbourne, Australia. Creator of these typefaces for Lifelounge Magazine in 2008: Aeroplane, Halen Roek (thunderbolt face), Inline Hell, Lightning Rock, Lukano (after Mekano), Miami Nice (multilined), Mother Nature bilined), Snag, Superfine (minimalistic), Tight Fade, Type (headline serif), Sneaky and Future Deco (multilined). In 2009, still for Lifelounge, he created Love & Unicorns (psychedelic). Of course, this Melbourne-based photographer may be best known for his "interesting" applications of type in posters such as Dirty Type (2008), Tits and Type and Swing City (2008).

A more specific Behance link. Home page. HypeForType link (where one can buy his typefaces). Klingspor link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Luke Williams

Graphic designer, photographer and letterer in Chicago. Behance link. Hallmark lettering example, poster entitled Mise en scene (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lydia Baillergeau

San Francisco-based designer, a graduate from San Jose State Univerisity with a BFA in graphic design. She created a beautiful typographic poster of Charlie Chaplin (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lydia So

Graphic designer in San Jose, CA, who created a great-looking web site and set of postcards for a hearing loss project called Barriod (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Madeleine Skjelland Eriksen

Graphic design student at Westerdals School of Communication in Oslo. Creator of a nice typographic logo called Reach (2010). She also created a high-contrast art deco typeface called Salonfähig (2010), the high-contrast Peignotian face Poirot in 2011, and the Norse experimental typeface Nørn (2011).

In 2012, Madeleine designed the hexagonal Etern typeface family.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Maggie Tsao

Graphic designer in New York City. She created some faces with letters, such as Shakespeare (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mandy Milks
[Villatype]

[More]  ⦿

Manuel Birnbacher

Student at Bauhaus University Weimar who created some avant-garde type posters. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Manuel Kiem
[Typecube]

[More]  ⦿

Marc Antoni Malagarriga i Picas
[Google Maps Typewriter Machine]

[More]  ⦿

Marcel Cros

I will take a wild guess and say that Marcel Cros was a Belgian illustrator and/or poster artist. In 1937, he did the lettering of an airline timetable "Sabena 1937 horaires et tarifs du 5 Avril au 9 Octobre" for (now bankrupt, thanks to our Swiss friends) Sabena Airlines. That beautiful poster led Nick Curtis to design his Sabrina Zaftig NF font. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marco Bonilla

Cartago, Costa Rica-based creator of the neon sign font Neonia (2012), the calligraphic Sakura logo (2012), and Almendra Unicase (2013).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marco Goran Romano

Talented illustrator and graphic designer in Milan, Italy, who works for the Italian version of Wired Magazine. Behance link. Examples: a bike poster called Hand Made With Love (2011), and an illustration called Firenze (2011).

Creator of the fun free font GRN Burgy (2011), which was created for massive headlines, posters and fast food logos. It takes inspiration from the earliest American graffiti and from fast food culture. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marco Lucidi

Udine-based designer of a nice typographic logo, Pinna (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marco Noronha

There have been many type faces since 2000, so Noronha's work in 2011 is a bit of a late addition to the crowded field. Nevertheless, he shows a nice sense of humour in his designs, so I am linking to it. Examples: i, ii, iii, iv. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Margarida Alves

During her studies at the University of Aveiro, Margarida Alves (Porto, Portugal) created the sans typeface Clemente (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Maria Agustina Luquez Iturriaga

Buenos Aires-based illustrator who uses refreshing creative lettering in some of her work. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Maria Kuznetsova

Graphic designer from Chicago, who has made some nice typographical posters like Garamond Botanicals (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Maria Luisa Collazo

Buenos Aires-based creator in 2010 of a nice neon light style poster announcing Roadshow MTV 2010 in Mexico City. She graduated from the University of Buenos Aires.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Maria Virginia Rosales

Valencia, Venezuela-based designer of some nice brush-drawn alphabets (2014) during an experimental calligraphy workshop at Universidad Arturo Michelena. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mariana Dominguez Cosson

During her studies at Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia, Mariana Dominguez Cosson designed a beautiful typographic anatomy poster (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mariana Vianna

Santa Fe, NM-based designer of the typographic poster called Boombox (2012). She also drew an organic ornamental caps alphabet in 2012.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marie-Christina Latsch

Marie-Christina Latsch from Muenster, Germany, created a very original typographic poster called Melodramatischer Pop (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marilyn Neuhart

Designer of a great Hand Press logo in 2009. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marin van Uhm

Designer of a multicolor geometric layered font system called Lettrage. This colored alphabet (2009) is from the thesis of Thomas L'Excellent. It consists of basic geometric forms only. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marine Huon

Parisian creator of interesting threaded letters in 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marion Bataille

Author of Popup (2008), a book (and video) with popups of the letters of the alphabet. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mark Eastman Photography

Mark Eastman's pictures of handlettering on walls and signs. Dead link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mark Mikicic

Rijeka, Croatia-based illustrator and graphic designer. Creator of a poster for Carol Twombly's 1997 font, Chaparral (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mark Webber

Great lettering artist. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Markus Hanzer
[Typemuseum]

[More]  ⦿

Markus Nielsen

Great example of glowing multiline neon lettering. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marta Mastálková

Czech graphic design student, who, as a stunt, created an alphabet out of molten caramel sauce, called Karamel Sans CE (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marta Podkowińska
[Florence (or: Bombastudio)]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Marta Zawieja

Lodz, Poland-based designer of a nice lettering poster called Piosenki (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Martha Stewart Living Magazine

Benton Gothic is a font family developed by Font Bureau for Martha Stewart Living Magazine and Worth Magazine from 1995-1997. Font Bureau also made Welo Script for them in 1998, as well as MSL Elzevir (1994-1995) and the ornate formal script font Lithografia (1998) (Lithographia Script was first released by the Bauer foundry around 1895). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Martin Allais

Graphic designer in Barcelona who makes extraordinary typographical posters. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Martin Kaye

Born in 1932 in London, Martin Kaye was well-known for his sturdy posters which he made from 1972 until 1983 for Paradiso in Amsterdam. A set of 1100 of these posters owned by Stichting Martin Kaye Alphabet Index&Library is being managed by Affichemuseum in Hoorn, The Netherlands. He was also a type expert, and had started a catalog of typefaces, having made a listing of 60,000 typefaces when he was murdered in 1989 during a robbery. His work included also many unique complete alphabets. The book Facade AlphaBets et Cetera is the only published book document. At Amazon, we read about his book: Although out of print Martin Kaye's work deserves some recognition for his part in the world of typographic design. This book of some 90 pages reflects his work throughout 20 years. With typographic studies to reproductions of some of Kaye's Paradiso posters, this is perhaps the best example of of a lifetime's work by this artist. It is unfortunate this item remains out of print since it remains a definitive example of typographic inovation and inspiration. It is with great sadness that the book, published in 1985, four years prior to his death, remains as his only epitaph. Since only 1000 copies were ever printed it may never be seen by as many as might apreciate such a work. Examples of Kaye's work do hang in the Rock Museum in Amsterdam. But for me this book is a must for anyone interested in typography. This was done in the days before computers. Martin would hand cut the designs in 'red film' a method by which screenprint templates would be made. The intricacy of his designs and skill would astound anyone seeing him at work, the results of which would shine out from poster stands all over Amsterdam. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Martin Schmetzer

Stockholm-based designer of quite a few nice lettering pieces such as Hottest Here (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Matej Moravec

Czech creator of the typographic poster I Am For Free Fuck (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mathilde Lacavé-Ruggieri

Student at ESAG-Penninghen who lives in Paris. During her studies, she created a nice typographic poster entitled Black and White (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Matt Lyon

Designer in London, who designed a double-page spread for their feature spotlighting the creative hotlist for 2011.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Matt Soar
[Chicago O'Hare]

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Matt Soar

Montreal-based designer and teacher at Concordia University. On his web site, there are interesting articles on Roger Excoffon's typefaces Nord, Banco, Choc and Mistral, as found on the streets of Montreal. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Matt Stevens

Matt Stevens (Charlotte, NC) created a great series of mechanically deconstructed caps called The Exploded Alphabet (2013). In a similar style, he designed illustrations for an article on European Supercars for Wired UK, also in 2013

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Matt W. Moore
[MWM Graphics]

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Matthew Allen

Designer in Ladera Ranch, CA. He studied Art and Design at California Polytechnic University San Luis Obispo before taking work at Surfer Magazine. Creator of a nice Happy Newyear 2013 poster, as well as a great typographic cycling poster called Jedidiah (2012).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Matthew Nosworthy

Vancouver-based creator of a nice Q capital in 2013.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Matthias Deckx

Belgian multidisciplinary designer who is based in Brussels. His poster Galabal voor Psychologen (2013) exhibits great typography. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Matylda Mcilvenny

Art director, illustrator and designer in Stockholm. Her illustrations include a hand-lettered motorcycle pin-up set created in 2013. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Maurits den Held

Rotterdam-based designer. Home page of Desited Media. Creator of a great multiline / prismatic poster for North Sea Jazz (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Maurizio Carpani

Bologna, Italy-based designer of Logo Plastika (2009), an example of how letters can be made to look shiny, rounded and 3d. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Maus Bullhorst

Illustrator in Rotterdam. Some of his posters have original lettering styles. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mélanie Masson

Illustrator and graphic designer in Lyon, France, whose Typocontes (translated: typographic fables), done in 2012, are quite enjoyable and humorous.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Meg Paradise

Meg Paradise (b. Scranton, PA) and Lauren Sheldon created the typeface for this flowery Chopard poster (2010). Meg lives in New York City. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Megan Hudson

London-based designer and illustrator. She created a typographic fashion poster in 2010. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mei Cheng Wang

Brooklyn, NY-based creator of an imaginary book cover for a text on Thomas Edison in 2012. This was done during her studies at the Pratt Institute. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Melissa Briggs

Hayward, CA-based designer of the elegant typographic poster You've got red on you (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Melissa McArthur

Based in Gold Coast, Australia, Melissa Mcarthur designed a great almost-art nouveau logotype in 2013 called Golden Goddess. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Melle Diete

Berlin-based foundry run by Melle Diete, an ex-disciple of Lucas de Groot at the University of Applied Sciences in Potsdam. Before her studies she worked in several design agencies on typographic projects. Her typefaces are based on her natural illustrative handwriting. Her fonts are mostly published at Volcano Type. They include:

Klingspor link.

Interview by MyFonts.

She also has beautiful illustrations, including, e.g., a great 2012 calendar. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Melle Hammer

Great Dutch designer (b. 1956) who makes optimal and ingenious use of type. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Melody Newcomb

New York City-based designer of a typographic tattoo lettering poster entitled Rock the Belles (2013). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Melvin Poppelaars

Digital artist in Breda, The Netherlands, who made some nice posters that showcase Baskerville (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Meng Yao Liu

During her studies in Barcelona, M. Yao Liu created an untitled pixel typeface (2014). She also hand-lettered a gender equality poster in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Metro Bits

Interesting pages about all of the world's metros: their architecture, history, art, logos and fonts. A partial list of famous metro signage fonts:

  • Amsterdam: M.O.L. (Gerard Unger, 1974)
  • Berlin: Transit (MetaDesign, 1991), based on Frutiger. By Erik Spiekermann, Lucas de Groot, Henning Krause.
  • Brussels: Brusseline (Eric de Berranger, 2006)
  • Hong Kong: Casey (1996), based on Tahoma and Frutiger. Unknown designer.
  • Lisbon: Metrolis (1995, Michael Barbosa, Freda Sack, David Quay)
  • London: Johnston (Edward Johnston, 1916)
  • Mexico City: Tipo Metro (1969, Lance Wyman)
  • Munich: Vialog (2002, Werner Schneider, Helmut Ness)
  • Newcastle: Calvert (1980, Margaret Calvert)
  • New York: tile fonts by G.C. Heins, C.G. LaFarge and S.J. Vickers, 1901
  • Newcastle: Calvert (1980, Margaret Calvert).
  • Paris: Metropolitain (1901, Hector Guimard), Alphabet Métro (1973, Frutiger, based on Univers), Parisine (Jean-François Porchez, 1996)
  • Prague: Metron (1974, Jiri Rathousky) and Helvetica
  • Rotterdam: RET (1984, Henk Van Leyden)
  • Seoul: Korail (2003), unknown designer.
  • Singapore: LTA Identity Typeface (1980s, Hubert Jocham).
  • Toronto: TTC Font (1954, based on Futura)
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Michael Cina
[YouWorkForThem (was: Cinahaus, or TrueIsTrue)]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Michael Cullen-Benson

Student at MNSU in Mankato, MN, who lives in Vernon Hills, IL. He made a text-based poster of the Seattle skyline in 2010.

In 2012, he designed the tall typeface Towering Heights (2012).

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

Michael Mason

Montreal-based graphic designer. He used the tall hand-drawn poster lettering in vogue since about 2011 for a freehand window display for Citizen Vintage x POP Montreal in 2012.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Michael Russem
[Postage Stamps by Type Designers]

[More]  ⦿

Michael Scott Murphy

Geneseo, IL-based designer of a noteworthy typographic poster called How In The World (2013).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Michael Vanderbyl
[Vanderbyl Design]

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Michiel Schuurman

Michiel Schuurman (b. Amsterdam, 1974) studied graphic design and typography at the Koninklijke Academie voor de Beeldende Kunsten (KABK) Den Haag and graduated as graphic designer in 2002 from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy Amsterdam. He specialized in typography, designs his own typefaces and likes working in black and white. His posters show great typographical originality. His typefaces include Oldskool (1998-2000), an outline face, and Ixopusada (1998). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mickey Elliott

Portsmouth, UK-based graphic designer who made her own logo for Geekarilla.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Microcalligraphy

Around 2008, making portraits using letters became somewhat of a fad. Wikipedia: Micrography, also called microcalligraphy, is a Jewish art form developed in the 9th century, with parallels in Christianity and Islam, utilizing minute Hebrew letters to form representational, geometric and abstract designs. Colored micrography is especially distinctive because these rare artworks are customarily rendered in black and white. Here and here are some examples. Handpicked by me:

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Mika Yokota

Mika Yokota (Los Angeles, CA) designed several unnamed geometric (triangular, hexagonal, circular) typefaces in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mike DeBoe

Raleigh, NC-based designer. He did the logotype and identity for Le Chateau Cinq (2013), a high end French cuisine and jazz fusion restaurant. A merge of Chunk Five and Dubtronic Solid yielded the Chunktronic typeface (2012).

His foundry is called the Frankenstein Type Foundry. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mike Perry

Mike Perry works in Brooklyn, NY, where he makes books, magazines, newspapers, clothing, drawings, paintings, and illustrations. He has drawn a number of ornamental alphabets that as far as I know have not been turned into fonts (yet). These include Porn Beyond Sex (2010), Alphabet Town (2010), Animalphabet (2010), and Bikini Type (2010).

Examples of his illustrations: Six (2009). Amsterdam (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mike V. Derderian

Writer, comic artist and illustrator in Amman, Jordan, who uses some typography in his illustrations, such as in Agent Molotov (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Milagros Brignardello

Graduate of FADU UBA in Buenos Aires. He created a typographic posrer called Cubismo (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mildred's House of Signage

Samples of fonts in action on signs and billboards. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Milena Brandao

Sao Paulo-based creator of a logotype for a CD cover for Florence and the Machine (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Miller Designworks' Font Flake

A very nice interactive program by Philadelphia's Miller Designworks that makes a snowflake out of someone's initials printed in a given font. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Moa Nordahl

Oslo-based designer of the ornamental caps alphabet Creeps (2010). He created some interesting typographic posters, such as Next Time Cards (2009).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Moanungsang Lemtur

Graphic designer in Pune, India.Creator of the custom Golden Palm logo font (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Modern Library Dust Jackets

Hundreds of pics of dust jackets by famous designers. Interesting typography too! [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mohssen Beygzadeh

Tehran-based designer (b. 1987) of a futuristic caps set in 2012, called Future Type. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Monica Boes

Nashville, TN-based creator of FontBot (2013), a typographic composition that uses Fragment Core Sans, a typeface originally designed by Shuji Kikuchi (Sugargliderz). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Monica Saunders

Irving, TX-based creator of a typographic squirrel in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Monobrauw

Monobrauw is a type foundry est. in 2010 by Jorge Páez, a student of graphic design at CEDIM in Monterrey, Mexico. Behance link. He made a typographic phot reportage of Bruges in 2010. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Moraez Chavez

Graphic designer and illustrator in Olinda, Brazil, who made a nice poster for a dengue awareness campaign in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Morgane Bhm

Parisian designer of fantastic futuristic lettering pieces, including one for Sophie Taeuber (2014) and one for an exhibition called Retrospective Albert Hollenstein (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Most popular business typefaces

The most popular typefaces in the annual reports for 2005 of 60 of Germany's main companies are, in decreasing order of frequency, Frutiger Next, Frutiger, Compatil, Helvetica Neue, Univers, Corporate ASE, Myriad, Helvetica, Minion, and Thesis. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Muy Billy

Winner at TDC 27 in 2006 in the poster category with a great piece called Masquerade. [Google] [More]  ⦿

MWM Graphics
[Matt W. Moore]

Matt W. Moore (MWM Graphics) is the designer of Deck of Cards (2011, illustrative caps), Crenshaw and Xacto (2005, typefaces inspired by California scrawl and Xacto knife blades), Alphafont Cuatro (2010, a geometric experiment). Illustrations: Fishing lures, frog.

Klingspor link. His fonts can be bought via HypeForType. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Myldwin Pierre

Graphic designer in New York. Creator of a nice 3d typography poster in 2011. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Myrthe Hopmans

Designer in Noorden, The Netherlands, who created a typographic poster entitled Istanbul (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

n1ke

Type specimen book pictures on Flickr. Has some pictures of the 1023 ATF specimen book. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nacho Herraiz

During his studies at IES Puerta Bonita in Madrid, Nacho herraiz designed a great typographic music poster for the Salzburger Festspiele (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nadica Mihajlovic

Graphic designer in Belgrade, b. 1979, who created some typographic posters, including Frida in Belgrade (2012).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nascapas

Magazine cover site. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nastassia Kuchynskaya

During her studies in Minsk, Belarus, Nastassia Kuchynskaya created two fantastic typographic posters against high school bullies. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Natali Rodriguez

San Francisco-based creator of the charming ink splatter logotype Colaito (2013).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Natalia A. Gil Ostria

Graphic designer in La Paz, Bolivia, who created a nice typographic logotype called Amautta (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Natalie Nalan Sezer

London-based creator of a great handwritten resume in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Natata

Rio de Janeiro-based graphic designer. Her poster and logo work for Oficina do Parquer is remarkable. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nate Coonrod

Long Beach, CA-based graphic designer who created interesting typographic examples including Artacular (2010) and Haberdashery (2010). Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nate Hillabush

Graphic designer from Elba, New York. He created this excellent type poster in 2009.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nate Williams
[Nate Williams Illustration and Design (or: Letter Playground)]

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Nate Williams Illustration and Design (or: Letter Playground)
[Nate Williams]

Nate Williams is a designer and illustrator in Washington. Creator of the free font Busted Lip. Check out his Letter Playground. He also oversaw the creation of Illustrated Alphabet (2011) by 26 illustrators from all over the world.

Behance link. Letter Playground link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nathan Mcgrory

Bradford, UK-based graphic designer and illustrator who has made a nice poster about the letter I in 2009.

Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nathan Wells

Designer in Eureka, CA, of a Futura poster in 2010. Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ndjili

Really interesting way to show that reading distance matters. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Neue

Typographic poster site around the theme of cities. [Google] [More]  ⦿

New York City Signs

Sign photography in New York City. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ng Yee Man Lovi

Hong Kong-based designer. A school project for an imaginary lifestyle store Bisou Bisou in 2012 led her to develop a typeface and create some interesting rococo typographic pieces. [Google] [More]  ⦿

ni9e

Type site. Check out the typographic paintings. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nicholas Ainley
[Shinybinary]

[More]  ⦿

Nick Kelly

Nick Kelly (Must Design, Bristol, UK) designed an outstanding typographic logo in 2012 for a handbag company called Desejo. He created the typeface Picnick (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nick Sherman
[Specimenism]

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Nickolai Yegorov

Russian graphic designer and digital artist from Saint Petersburg, who created these great visit cards. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nico Pernice

Italian graphic designer. His brand identity for Onychos (2011) has many nice typographic elements. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nico189

Located in Milan, Italy, this graphic artist is the author at Behance of Bodoni tree (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nicola Van Den Heever

Nicola Van Den Heever (Pretoria, South Africa) designed a few great typographic posters during her illustration studies at the Open Window School of Visual Communication in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nicolle Arzua

Curitiba, Brazil-based lettering artist. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Niklas Rosen

Designer of Dope (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nilsu Gaygusuz

Student at Bilkent University in Ankara who created a typographic poster called Insomnia (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

No Hype For Me
[Renato Forster]

As a reaction against HypeForType and other hyped up outfits, No Hype For Me (Renato Forster) in Sao Paulo, Brazil, is bent on giving away fonts for free. Type designs from 2008: Wolf, Fulk (upright connected script).

In 2009, Forster made the all caps sans typeface NoType, and made an organic didone, Voor. These typefaces are free.

His lettering.

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

Nontype
[Aerosyn-Lex Mestrovic]

Extraordinary (defunct) cutting edge graphic design company. Their type work, such as the conic Equipoise, is outstanding. Aerosyn-Lex Mestrovic, the designer, is part-time typographer with work experience in his native Buenos Aires and in New York and Tokyo. He is the creative director of both The KDU and The Royal Magazine. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Not My Type

Funny type-based animations by Lycette Bros (John and Mark Lycette) from Melbourne, Australia. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Noupe.com: 50 Incredible Fonts for Professional Web&Print Design

A list of 50 nice free fonts for general use. See also here for a follow-up. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nuno Serrao

Funchal, Portugal-based creator of some a nice typographic poster in 2010 that uses the Eiffel tower for a movie festival. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

NYC Type
[Luke Connolly]

Photographed vernacular type in New York City. By Luke Connolly. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Oblako9

Saint Petersburg-based designer of the compass and ruler logo for the Tao Restaurant. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Oded Ezer
[Oded Ezer Design Studio]

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Oded Ezer Design Studio
[Oded Ezer]

Givatayim, Israel-based Hebrew type design studio in London established in 2000 by one of the main Hebrew type designers of today, Oded Ezer (b. Tel Aviv, 1972). Ezer designed the award-winning font Mayai (Hebrew script: awards at TDC2 2001 and Bukvaraz 2001), Anemia, Kafka, Eden, Impacta, Ezer Shapes, Neve Zedek, OE Meoded, OE Shalvata, OE Kafka, Franrühlya, Impacta, Anemia, Systeza (based on Schiavi's Sys) and Alchimai. In 2010, he published Rutz.

Another designer at the studio is Michel Sahar. Ezer graduated from Bezalel Academy of Art&Design, Jerusalem, with a Bachelor degree in Visual Communication Design (1998). He teaches typography and graphic design in several academies in Israel and other countries, among them the Bezalel Academy for Art&Design, Jerusalem, the Shenkar College of Engineering near Tel Aviv, the Wizo College of Design, Haifa, and the Mimar Sinan University, Faculty of Fine Arts Graphic Design Department, in Istanbul, Turkey. At ATypI 2005 in Helsinki, he spoke on Contemporary hebrew typography as an expression of a new identity. He spoke at ATypI 2005 in Helsinki on Contemporary hebrew typography as an expression of a new identity. About his award-winning posters. The Oded Ezer Typosperma Project. Ezer's Flickr page. His experimental Hebrew typography is discussed by Uleshka in Ping Mag. It deals with a 3-d lettering experiment called Plastica, and describes many other ingenious projects. Speaker at ATypI 2010 in Dublin. Winner at D&AD 2011 with his typeface Rutz (2011, aka Vesper Hebrew).

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

Oh Paintbrush

Examples of fonts used on magazine covers. [Google] [More]  ⦿

ohjeannyjeanny

Italian creator of a nice type poster called The Baseline Grid (2011). She is based in Rome. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ola Syse

Located in Karlskrona, Sweden, Ola Syse made a couple of refreshing Helvetica posters in 2010. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Oleg Pochtar

This Kiev-based graphic designer created a colorful Cyrillic poster alphabet called Kineteatra Bommer (2013).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ole-Marius T. Storfjell

Graphic designer in Bodo, Norway. Creator of a typographic poster simply called 2009. This was done as an illustration for the 2009 edition of Helse Nords calendar, depicting "a year in northern Norway". Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Olga Samsonenko

Check out the beautiful lettering of Olga Samsonenko from Kiev, Ukraine. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Olga Titova

Russian letterer and logotype designer who made exceptional designs. Check out Optima (2010), for example. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Olho Bala

Sao Paulo-based illustrator who has occasionally used interesting lettering on his fun posters (ca. 2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Olivia Whitworth

London-based illustrator. Designer of the typographic poster Anatomy of Cockney Gentleman (2014). She also created the decorative caps typeface White Stuff Autumn 2014 (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ollie Saward

BA (Hons) Graphic Design student in his final year at Leeds College of Art in 2011. He lives in London. Creator, also in 2011, of a typeface for use as the identity for singer songwriter Emily White. Poster of type faces (2011).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Olly Wild

Based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne for his studies at Northumbria University, Olly Wild created a poster called Victor Hugo (2014) that overlays the letters of a word. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Onetwentythree

Creator of some typographic posters such as Absolut 90s (2012) and Open (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Organ Studio

Australian creators of a great set of futuristic caps called Future (2011). Organ Studio is based in Perth. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Origami Studio

Okada (Studio origami) is based in St. Petersburg, Russia. Behance link. Creator of great type posters such as the rope skipper (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Orphaned alphabets

A disturbing trend of the past few years---start a photo of visual communication site where people can "drop off" images for display, such as Dropular. No credits, no names of creators, no links to original sites, and thus, each image dropped in this manner constitutes theft, in my eyes, because the link between creator and product is forever lost. I am showing some orphaned alphabets here, in the hope that the creators can come forward, and tell me who they are: Sample 1 | Sample called Morning coffee | Arab "thanks" | Arab "woman" | Arleah | Karsten Schmidt | Martin Malacek | [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ortho Type

Example of on-line adjustment of font weights. By Enrico Bravi, Mikkel Crone Koser and Paolo Palma. [Google] [More]  ⦿

OSG

Font samples (gifs) of many shareware/freeware fonts prepared by Simon Gibbs. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Oxana Savina

Graphic designer in Sydney, Australia. She created the themed Ice Alphabet (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pablo Gomez

Student at FADU UBA (Buenos Aires). For Cosgaya's course, he designed a nice poster on Bell Gothic (2010). He also made a gothic look typeface called Revenge (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pablo Salatin

Cordoba, Argentina-based creator of a geometric art deco typographic logo for the band The Ovnis in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pablo Ulpiano

Brooklyn, NY-based branding and digital imaging artist. He dabbles in experimental typography. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pagan&Sharp
[Juan Carlos Pagan]

Queens, New York-based designer and art director. At Behance, he is showing some typefaces he created, such as Malleable Grotesque (2009), and Powell (2009, roman letters).

Some of his posters, such as Three Olives Vodka, are also nice.

In 2011, Lucas Sharp and Juan Carlos Pagan set up Pagan&Sharp in Brooklyn, NY. Foundry link at MyFonts. Together, Pagan and Sharp published Malleable Grotesque Regular (2011). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Paola Gallo

Paola Gallo (Lecco, Italy) created a wonderful logotype to express suffocation, called Soffocato (2012). It is a set in a warm plump type, as well as in an Ed Benguiat Interlock style compositionC, created during a course at Politecnico di Milano in 2011 with Giangiorgio Fuga. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Patrick Gouvea

Design student in Uberlandia, Brazil. In 2011, he created a great letter-based poster of a typewriter, and dedicated it to the inventor of Courier (1955), Howard Bud Kettler. His Dia de Sexo poster (2011) shows icons with various sexual positions---waiting to be fonted. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Patrycja Zywert

The beautiful typographic designs by Patrycja Zywert (High Wycombe, United Kingdom) include her paperclip logo (2009) and Avocado (2009), and the hexagonal / 3d typeface Foster (2010) created to celebrate architect Norman Foster. More ornamental art. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Paul Jenkins

British designer who participated in the Type Tarts competition (2010).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Paul Johnston

The Bullé Champagne Bar logo (2011) by Paul Johnston (Larbert, UK) uses a nice circle-splash background. The circles are evenly spaced, much better than in my own (free) typeface Awa, which was the first in this genre. I will have to make one that matches Johnston's proportions better. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Paul Kimball

Graphic designer with some beautiful typographic applications in his portfolio. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Paul McCreery

Austin, TX-based illustrator who runs Paulville Studio. Creator of a great typographic poster called Cafe Racer (2013). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Paul Shipper

Paul Shipper (Hamilton, New Zealand but born in Manchester, UK) did the hand-lettering and cover design for a Shots Fired album called Packin Heat in 2012.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Paula Hansen

Buenos Aires-based designer. She created some beautiful typography-based posters such as one for Audi, and two for Nike (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Paula Troxler

Zurich-based award winner at TDC55 for this handlettering. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Paulo Canabarro
[Typography Mania]

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Paulo Rangel

Aka Skomii. Austrian creator of the hand-printed typefaces Simallos (2012), Scriptia Happy (2012) and Danï Donne (2012), of the sans typeface Aster (2012), of the avant-garde hairline caps typeface Veron (2012, +Extra), and of the counterless typeface Chronodue (2012).

Typefaces from 2013: Rhino Luz, Erasaur, Always Together, Aspergit (avant-garde sans family), Science Fair, Our First Kiss (upright monoline connected script), Marchesa, Marte (hairline avant-garde font), New Spirit (2013), Max And The Dust, Essence Sans (avant-garde sans), Moondance, Dalmais (Peignotian fashion mag face), Mers (circular arc font), Camieis (squarish face), Cliche 21 (avant-garde hairline sans), Old Cave (brush face), Aspargo (hand-printed), The Rainmaker (outlined 3d face), Skandar.

Typefaces from 2014: Oxymorons, I Never Learn, Realize My Passion, Stark (geometric sans), Pistara (thin avant garde sans), Maloire, Arenq (bilined).

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

Pavao Burcar

Croatian graphic designer in Zagreb who made a stunning Baskerville poster in 2010. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pedro Oliveira

Brazilian graphic designer who created the free font Fornida (2006-2008). Home page. Check also his Nu Jass lettering. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pedro Vilas-Boas

Portuguese art director and designer who lives in Pavia (Lisbon). His type posters are slick and loud. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Penduka Senaka
[Typechart]

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Penflare

Ten favorite fonts of "Penflare". [Google] [More]  ⦿

Periodic Table of Typefaces

A list of popular, notorious and influential typefaces. By Cam. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pernod

An example of a 1931 ad for Pernod involving Josephine Baker, typeset in art nouveau style. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pete Harrison

Paignton, UK-based designer who did some interesting type experiments. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pete Lacey

Pete Lacey (Northampton, UK) is a specialist in branding. I particularly like the type-based logo called Danzk (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Peter Cho
[Typotopo]

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Peter Grundy

Unbelievably talented graphic designer in London. Designer in the FUSE 15 collection (1996) of DIY (Foundations and Skeletons). Debutart page. There, we find an architectural B (2011), a poster called Type Countries, martial arts icons, colorful safety icons, colorful departmental icons, a stunning techno wheel poster, Office Icons, a gorgeous typographic bike, an exemplary London city map, a poster entitled Africa, and a Vodafone Head illustration (2011).

Bio from his web site: Tilly Northedge and Peter Grundy set up Grundy&Northedge in 1980 because they were both interested in information design. Firstly because it was a totally un-glamorous area of the business which they thought they could change, and secondly because it was less about selling things and more about explaining things which seemed a lot more interesting. Grundy&Northedge spent twenty six years making information visually interesting and in the process developed a way of drawing simple images to illustrate ideas that became their signature. They called it iconography, pictures that provide information and explain complex things. When Tilly left design in 2006 Peter Grundy renamed the studio Grundini with the intent of more extensive iconographic experimentation, not only for the clients who were in effect already there, but newly for customers, people who would see his work and buy one for there home, office or elsewhere. Peter Grundy's previous clients include Shell Oil, Moet&Chandon, Royal Mail, The Guardian G2, The Red Bull F1 Team, Men's Health, South West Trains, Hampton Court Palace and Volkswagen. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Petros Afshar

London-based creator of the super-experimental geometric faces Artificer (2011), Illusive (2014, alchemic), Tuna (2014), and Flatland (2011). Home page. Petros is also a talented typographic illustrator---see, e.g., his Blue Heron (2011). An example of his typography for information design: Table Tennis for the 2012 Olympics.

At Studio SAP in London, he had a hand in many illustrations and illustrative typefaces such as Sleipnir (2012).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Phil Baines
[Public Lettering]

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Phil Baines

Graphic designer (born in 1958 in Kendal, Westmorland) who graduated from St Martin's School of Art in 1985 and the Royal College of Art in 1987. He works as a freelance graphic designer, is Professor of Typography at Central Saint Martins College of Art&Design (now a university) in London (since 1991), runs Phil Baines Studio, maintains Public Lettering (about type found in cities), and is Typographic Advisor to the Central Lettering Record CD-Rom project.

He designed FUSE Classic 1, Can You (1989), Ushaw (FUSE 8, FontShop, 1993), Toulon (1994), Horncastle (1994), VereDignum LT Std in Alternate, Decorative and Regular weights (2003, Linotype Taketype 5 collection) and Can You Read Me (FUSE 1, 1991).

His pages on public lettering in London.

His books include Signs, lettering in the environment (with Catherine Dixon, 2003) and Type&Typography (2002, with Andrew Haslam).

Author of Rookledge’s Classic International Typefinder (Christopher Perfect, Gordon Rookledge, Phil Baines).

At ATypI 2007 in Brighton, he spoke on From the Motor Car Act to motorways. He has also a good reputation for taking people on typographic city tours, as he did in 2006 at ATypI in Lisbon, and at ATypI 2010 in Dublin. Linotype link. FontShop link. Speaker at ATypI 2010 in Dublin in which he explained how he and Catherine Dixon produced the lettering for the Pozza Palace in Dubrovnik on commission for the Serbian Orthodox Church. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Phoebe Dawson

Designer from Australia who now works in Amsterdam, where she became known for her Pink Ribbon Magazine, for which she also did the lettering. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pierfrancesco Annicchiarico

Freelance graphic designer. Stones inspired Pierfrancesco Annicchiarico (Grottaglie, Italy) to design the experimental typeface Secco (2009). The Cà brùtta building by Giovanni Muzio in Milan got him to design Monumentale (2009). The 2010 logo for Bar Marangi in his home town is also quite refreshing. He also made the experimental geometric faces Cutoff (2011) and Apulia Round (2010).

In 2012, he cretted the monoline octagonal typeface Segmentum, and the poster typeface Sportiva.

Grottangeles (2014) is possibly named after the cholo graffiti style practiced in Los Angeles. He also designed a set of wayfinding icons in 2014. El Santo (2014) is a hipster typeface.

Pierfrancesco's logo and typography work includes beauties such as a fish called Aperitivo (2011), and a foot illustration called Walking (2011).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pierre Bordin

Parisian designer of the beautiful logotype The Flying Lotus (2013). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pierre Michel

Graphic designer in Miami, FL, who created a wonderful connect-the-dots typographic poster entitled High Society (2013). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pikolita

Czech creator of a typographic dog (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pino Lamanna

Art director in Wuppertal, Germany, who created a great logotype for the identity of Russian DJ and producer Anton Chekhov in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pinterest
[Lasca Sartoris]

Lasca sartoris offers links to spicy lettering, logos and alphabets. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pixelcreation.fr

News stories and picture galleries related to graphic design and typography in France. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pol Campmany

Spanish designer in Barcelona who made a series of Didot posters in 2011. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Polopgraphic

Creators of a couple of nice posters that advertise music events in 2009 in Sabadell, Catalunya. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pomme Chan

Bangkok-born creator of a number of striking type posters in 2008. Based in London, Pomme Chan runs Pomme Pomme Studio (illustration, design). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Postage Stamps by Type Designers
[Michael Russem]

Kat Ran Press (Cambridge, MA) has an extensive collection of postage stamps by type designers such as Peter Bil'ak, Neville Brody, Walter Brudi, Wim Crouwel, S.H. de Roos, Adrian Frutiger, Eric Gill, S.L. Hartz, Lance Hidy, Max Kisman, Jan Van Krimpen, Jean-Benoit Lévy, Gerrit Noordzij, Erik Spiekermann, Reynolds Stone, Georg Trump, Gerard Unger, Julian Waters, and Hermann Zapf. The Kat Ran Press was founded in 1994 by Michael and Katherine Russem. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Predrag Milankovic

Typographer and graphic designer from Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina. He designed some nifty typographic posters. He created JPMst (2009), an experimental organic sans family. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Presidential Election Fonts 2008
[Sam Berlow]

Sam Berlow (Font Bureau) is interviewed on New York Public Radio (WNYC radio) about the candidates' fonts. On the same topic, he also published a piece in the Boston Globe. Quotes:

  • Bush&Cheney in 2004: It had that incredible NASCAR feel with that slanted sans serif saying "We are going really fast, hang on".
  • Obama [who uses Gotham for headlines]: It's classy, very metrosexual. If it were a suit, it would be Armani.
  • Hillary Clinton [who uses a modified Baskerville]: It's a high-wasted serif from the 70s, the pants pulled up too high. It feels like a bad Talbot suit, it does not quite feel right.
  • McCain: [About his logo] The star with the yellow bars clearly says he is a general.
  • Huckabee: About a way to improve on Huckabee's cluttered and confusing look, Sam muses If it didn't look like a Daytona 500 car, that would be a good start.
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Pretzelfont

An on-line service that renders any text in composed pieces of pretzels. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Priya Chauhan

Graphic designer in Wellington, New Zealand, who created an original cover for Vanity Fair in 2012 that introduces an analysis of Lady Gaga. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Public Lettering
[Phil Baines]

A site managed by Phil Baines, who says: This site is based on a walk by Phil Baines for his graphic design students which was then written up for the 1997 ATypI conference. The text has been updated and expanded to include other examples. This walk concentrates on larger examples of public lettering and doesn't mention incidentals - stop-cocks, manholes, dates on buildings, builders marks, &c - of which there is much en route. Much of the pleasure of this kind of walk, is finding things yourself. Although also public, it entirely ignores advertising hoardings, store signs and most corporate identities as these are usually approached as pieces of graphic design rather than opportunities for specialist, site-specific lettering. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Quan Vu

San Leandro, CA-based designer of 208 (2009) and Mouse (2009), experimental faces. Home page. Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Quennie Jumao-as

Cebu City, The Philippines-based designer of a beautiful typographgic pen poster (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Qwerty Arts

More art than type. Site under reconstruction. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Raban Ruddigkeit
[Typodarium 2009]

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Rachel Riordan

Illustrator in Toronto. She drew many alphabets, mostly for children's prints. These are not fonts---they are only sold as prints.

Behance link. Her shop. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ralf Lobeck

German site with some type clips and moving type projects. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ramona Ring

Nuremberg, Germany-based graphic designer and illustrator, who did some nice typographic posters in 2009. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Raquel Diaz

While not a real typeface, the photographic alphabet Toothpick (2013) by Raquel Diaz (Logrono, Spain) is nevertheless worthy of mention. Raquel made the AI-format layered textured poster font family Mix Made in 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Raymound Ramirez

Irvine, CA-based creator of a great piano key style poster entitled Schweizisk Stil (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Razan Barakat

Utica, NY-based graphic designer who created some stunning typographic art in 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rebecca Roldán

American creator of type-inspired drawings. She did a David Bowie in 2005 that is quite nice. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rehan Saiyed

Auckland, NZ-based designer of a beautiful learning infographic poster in 2012.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Renan Santos Pereira

Sao Paulo-based creator of a typographic poster entitled Chapuleiro Maluco (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Renato Forster
[No Hype For Me]

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René Andritsch

Designer in Vienna, who made a nice origami poster for The Japanese Garden in Van Nuys, CA, in 2012.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

René Wanner
[Foundations of Typography B]

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Reuben Miller

A collection of 22 special alphabets, photographed, cut out, scanned, designed, and distorted. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rhiannon Bellmore

Torontonian creator of a beautiful and thought-provoking Marilyn Monroe typographic poster (2012), based on Mistral: The red lips act as both an iconic representation of Monroe and her sensuality as well as denoting murder. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ricard Marxer Piñón
[Caligraft]

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Ricardo Ramos

Lettering artist in Odemira, Portugal. He did some windmill lettering commissioned by the Municipality of Odemira for the international day of the mills in 2011. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ricardo Silva

Lisbon-based designer, who created the nice typographic poster London Tower Bridge (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Richard Diaz Granados
[TypArchive]

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Richard Perez

Based in San Francisco, Richard Perez has some nice examples of fresh typography, including a brilliant colorful poster made in 2009. Via HypeForType, one can buy his experimental typeface Protozoa. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Richard Simon and Charles De Gaulle

For his Masters Thesis at the University of Rennes, Richard Simon made a typographically animated short clip of a speech delivered on June 20, 1940 by Charles De Gaulle, then in exile in England, to unite the French resistance in World War II. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Richard Tom

Very inventive graphic desiner in San Francisco. He has created great typographic posters such as Gecko (2009), as well as a pixelish experimental typeface called Pheobo (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Richie Thimmaiah

Digital artist from Bangalore. He made the type poster entitled Vintage Typography (2010). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rick Banks
[F37 (or: Face37)]

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Rick Raby

Graphic design student at The Manchester College of Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. Creator of Logo Typeface (2011), with letters taken from famous logos. He also made a nice Wim Crouwel poster (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rishad Patel

Graphic designer in Singapore who practices typography there. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rob Saunders
[Letterform Archive]

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Robert Boyall

Robert Boyall (Norwich, UK) created a typographic spider in 2012 to create fear. Designer of the experimental dots and lines typeface Modular Type (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Robert Jamal Gamby

Visual communication student at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. During his studies, he created a nice Eurostile poster (2012) and the striped experimentel typeface Papes (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Robert Meek

Font software specialist who has written several free font editors such as MEEK 4.0 and FontStruct, both on-line truetype font generators. He is based in Berlin. At Designer Shock in Berlin, ca. 2001, he made the grunge fonts DSHomeBack, DSHomeFront, DSHomeSide, DSHomeTop (2001). At Meek FM, he presents a typographic synthesizer.

His fontStruct creations are mostly pixelish: Robby Meeky, floorplan, Johann, Johann Skinny, Johann Small (2008, all fat rounded sans faces), logo (a horizontal stencil face), low_orbit, low_orbit_super_pixel, minimeek_1, Modular Nouveau No. 2 (2008), minimeek_extended, nouveau_modular, plain, sharp, snipped_1, the_first_dot_clone, the_first_fontstruction, tuning_fork, Dilly Dally (2012, possibly by a pretender?).

As Font, he made Robby Meeky (2008). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Robert Tirado

Talented illustrator in Madrid who drew some ornamental caps in 2011. Check also his Ladytron poster (2011) and his fashion illustrations. Robert was born in Caracas, Venezuela, in 1977. Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Roberto Baldassari
[Alphan Typefaces]

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Roberto Cacace

Based in Naples, Italy, Roberto Cacace did some interesting hand-drawn lettering in 2013.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Roberto de Vicq de Cumptich
[Typecalendar]

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Roberto de Vicq de Cumptich

Brazilian graphic and type designer. Bembo's Zoo is Roberto de Vicq de Cumptich's children's book with all drawings integrated with glyphs from Bembo. He also published Men of Letters and People of Substance (David R. Godine, 2007). The promotional blurb states: de Vicq takes the designs of type and ornaments (known affectionately in the trade as "dingbats") and common linecuts to form the faces of his literary heroes. In the second part he combines type ornaments and icons to suggest a typeface with singular attributes: pride, fear, fanaticism, and surprise. But these are not drawings; they are images arranged from the combination of specific and discrete graphic forms. They are created on a computer and not in a composing stick. Designer at Muccatypo of Bastardo, Wet and Genealogy.

He wrote Words at Play (with Matteo Bologna, Adobe, 2004), about which he says: This book showcases type portraits of well-known writers in a playful homage to the power of words and the beauty of typography. In 2010, he designed a PDF brochure for TDC in New York entitled How To Make Love To Your Type [and the typophiles as a group are a cranky bunch without a sense of humor]. Typographic picture by TDC, 2009. Another URL. Klingspor link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rocco Gallo

Designer in Rimini, who made a nice typographic poster called Party and Bullshit (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rogerio Lionzo

Brasilia, Brazil-based graphic and poster designer. He works a lot of type into his projects. Designer of the flowery experimental font Goteira (2006), which I think would be just right to headline a novel on Roman orgies. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Romain Jung

Designer in Toulouse who created an interesting typographic music illustration entitled Jazz d'Été (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Romain Roger

Creative director in Paris, whose Galaxy Type Posters showcase various classic fonts in a fresh way, using chords between points on the outlines.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rome signs

Signage in Rome, photographed by Erik Van Blokland. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ronald Searle

Ronald Searle (b. Cambridge, 1920, d. 2011) was a British cartoonist. He survived the Japanese death camps in Changi in WWII. In 1960, Ronald Searle was the first non-American cartoonist to receive the National Cartoonists Society's Reuben Award.

References: Lambiek, Raedwald, Brian Sibley, Ronald Searle tribute. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Roos van Keulen

Rotterdam-based designer of a rubber-band-based alphabet called Facade (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rosanna Farrugia

Illustrator in Malta who did a beautiful piece of lettering called Typestrations (2012) as part of a safe sex project during her graphic design studies. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ross Frazier

Bloomington, IN-based designer of Deco Alphabet (2012).

Behance link.

He also found and letterpress-printed a Bodoni-style typeface found in the Hamilton Wood Type Museum. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rubén C. Martin

Ciudad Real, Spain-based designer of a nice typographic poster called Flowink (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ruben A. Fischer

Talented illustrator in Trier, Germany. His illustrations have nice lettering. Enjoy the raw emotions in his Ice for Africa series (2011) and in Flamingos (2011) and Bloody pig. Behance link. Logo. Another logo. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rudi de Wet

Illustrator, typographer and graphic designer in Cape Town, South Africa. Rudi writes about himself: Hailing from Cape Town, South Africa, Rudi de Wet draws his inspiration from the region's hand-painted typographic signs, African fabrics and loves decoration. Presently, he works his magic as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer in Melbourne, Australia. He studied a BA in Fine Arts, with majors in Graphic Design and Illustration from the University of Stellenbosch, where, besides studying, he spent much of his time drinking the town's famous selection of rich, amazing wine. Rudi was one of the founding members of the Am I Collective, a now well-respected and highly sought-after design and illustration studio in Cape Town. He spent three years there, where an average day consisted primarily of hand typography jobs for the likes of Ogilvy&Mather, Saatchi&Saatchi, Network BBDO and Y&R Paris.

His outlined 3d face Mzansi (2009) was custom-made for Lowe Bull Cape Town. He designed Unilever in 2010. In 2013, he drew a typographic poster for Husqvarna.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rudi van Heerden

Designer and web developer in Kelowna, BC, who created a typographic poster entitled Alfred Hitchcock (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rudolf Fabry

Slovak illustrator and book cover designer from the early part of the 20th century. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ruslan Lobachev

Russian graphic designer and occasional typographer. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rustfetish

At Rustfetish, a sample of a photographic alphabet from rusty backgrounds. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ryan Blackman

Got to like the swashy lettering in the Spaghetti poster (2011) by Ryan Blackman from San Diego. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Safari typographique Eitienne Mineur archives
[Etienne Mineur]

French found type site by Etinne Mineur, professor at ENSAD in Paris. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Saffron Reichenbacker

Great photostream with retro lettering. Also check Saffron's artwork with is concerned with the female eye. Home page in the UK. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sahara Abdullah

Based in Singapore, Sahara Abdullah's logo lettering (2011) for her own brand is quite nice. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Salle de bain pas chère

Check the beautiful bathroom pictograms used in this French web site that sells bathroom accessories. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sam Berlow
[Presidential Election Fonts 2008]

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Sam Knott

Sam Knott (London) created a typographic Dia De Los Muertes poster in 2012.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map typography
[D.A. Sanborn]

Great Victorian and western style posters. Title pages, headings and letterforms clipped, cropped and isolated from maps and map publications issued between about 1880 and 1920. D. A. Sanborn, a young surveyor from Somerville, Massachusetts, was engaged in 1866 by the Aetna Insurance Company to prepare insurance maps for several cities in Tennessee. [..] Before working for Aetna, Sanborn conducted surveys and compiled an atlas of the city of Boston titled 'Insurance Map of Boston, Volume 1, 1867'. [..] The atlas includes twenty-nine large plates showing sections of Boston at the scale of 50 feet to an inch. It is believed to include the earliest insurance maps published by Sanborn. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sandeep Suman

During studies at IBD in Mumbai, Sandeep Suman Mishra created a typographic menu for TESO (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sara Huston

A graphic designer in Washington, DC, who runs Sara Studio, and is also known as sara Vienna. Behance link. She uses type creatively in her design projects and posters. See the Ojai Invite poster of 2010, for example. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sara Silva

Designer in Vila Nova de Famalicao, Portugal. She created a few interesting typographic posters called Cartazes Tipográficos (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sarah Guerreiro-Viseu

Toulouse, France-based designer of Type Spider (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sarah Gulliver

Sarah Gulliver (Luquin, Spain) made a fun calligraphic poster in 2013 called Gorka. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sarah Hillebrand

Designer and illustrator in Coimbra, Portugal. Alternate URL. She created a photographic alphabet, Austero (2010), based on sidewalk stones. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sarah Seitz

Located in Decatur, IN, Sarah Seitz designed a number of typographic posters in 2013 under the name Typographic Storybook. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sasha Voy

Designer in Chisinau, Moldova, who created the Taboo Club poster in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sawdust

Design studio of Rob Gonzalez and Jonathan Quainton located in London's Hoxton area. Creators in 2009 of two art deco custom typefaces for Middle Boop magazine, and of many other types for visual identities and projects. One, called New Modern, can be bought exclusively from HypeForType. They also created this type poster for The Last Days of Decadence (2008).

In 2012, Sawdust published Ivory, a stencilish typeface.

Shanghai Ranking Numerals (2013) is a multiline typeface commissioned by Shanghai Ranking for Shanghai Jiao Tong's Top 200 Research Universities book. Wired UK (2013) is a commissioned hipster typeface. Lunetta (2013, Hype For Type) is a great multilined labyrinthine headline typeface. Fast Company (2014) is geometric and experimental.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Schriftgrad.de

Wonderful German site concerned with typography. Plus a German glossary. Small free font archive. Type in use on posters, such as this beautiful 1964 poster by Lou Dorfsman (1918-2008). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Scott Gladd

Graphic designer in Hilliard, OH, who made some nice logotypes. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sean Rees

His typographic work/posters is first-rate. See, for example, this a. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sean Somics

Sean Somics (Santa Barbara,CA) created the typographic poster Design With Type (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sebastian Lester

Graduate of Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London. He started out designing fonts for [T-26] and Garagefonts, but is also (or, perhaps, mainly) a letterer. In 2000, Lester joined Agfa Monotype. Typefaces:

  • [T-26]: EquipoizeSans, EquipoizeSerif, Zoroaster-Regular (1995), Cuban (1996-2000).
  • Garagefonts: Rubber (2001), Gimp Round (2001) and Gimp Square (2001).
  • Agfa/Monotype: Soho (2007, a 40-strong slab serif family), Soho Gothic (2007-2008, slab serif family perhaps based on the signage around Soho---this large fgamily has nice Compressed, Condensed and Extended subfamilies), Neo Sans (2004), NeoTech (2004), Scene (2000-2002, sans serif and semi-serif, 12 weights, 12 alternates) and Scene Black (2008). Scene has been lauded as eminently clean, open, and highly legible: it is a formidable family, and a competitor for Futura, Gill Sans, Helvetica, Univers, FF Bau, ITC Conduit, FF DIN, Gotham, Knockout, FF Scala Sans, and Solex. FontShop claims that Intel's new identity font called neo Sans Intel (2005) is based on Neo Sans and Neo Tech.

FontShop link. Linotype link. Interview in 2008 by iLT. Klingspor link.

View Sebastian Lester's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Sebastian Mantel

Montevideo-based creator of a typographic poster entitled John Lennon (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Selman Hosgor

Graphic designer and illustrator in Istanbul. Creator of some beautiful typographic artwork in 2013. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Senovik Senovik

Based in Sidney, Senovik Senovik created a great poster of a capital S, and called it Mercedes S Class (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sergey Shapiro

Moscow-based graphic and print designer, whose lettering in his logos is stunning. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sexy, bold and experimental typography
[Vitaly Friedman]

Examples of sexy, bold and experimental typography published by Smashing Magazine in a May 2008 issue. By Vitaly Friedman. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Shahad Al Suwaidi

Dubai-based designer of the fun logotype promotional poster Feria (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Shamy Defuma

Illustrator in Coventry, UK who created some interesting lettering posters such as a tabasco bottle (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Shanghaitype
[John Yu]

For the city of Shanghai, a mini-animated-logotype competition took place in 2014. Remarkable contributions by Bob Lei (Macao) and Jody Xiong (Shanghai). See also the Shanghai posters by Zhang Yan and Liang Shi (Shanghai). John Yu's Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sharleen Hollick

Based in Cape Town, South Africa, Sharleen Hollick created fun typographic posters called Ladies and Gentlemen (2013). Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Shavaughn Haack

Design student in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 2012. In 2012, Shavaughn created a bicycle calendar using only typographic building blocks. [Google] [More]  ⦿

SHCH Graphics Group
[Andrey Yushchenko]

Graphic design, illustration and art direction group located in Kiev, Ukraine, and headed by Andrey Yushchenko. Alternate URL. They offer some beautiful decorative capital letters: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.

Additional URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Shelley Odell

Graphic design student at Lincoln University in Lincolnshire, UK, who created a hand-lettered poster in 2014 entitled Bad Taste (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sherif Abdou

Seventy examples of typography at work. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Shikha Nagrecha

Mumbai-based designer of a bubblegum poster called Magic (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Shinybinary
[Nicholas Ainley]

Nik Ainley's art features many beautiful uses of type, such as this poster (2009). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Shirley-Anne Murdoch

Edinburgh, Scotland-based creator of a typographic poster called The Boy Who Wanted To Play The Violin (2013). She explains: Commissioned by Craigmillar Communiversity in conjunction with newly established Small + Crummy Press to work with illustrator Andrew Crummy to develop a special edition book. The launch of this publication was planned to coincide with the opening of the 'Arts: The Catalyst (for social change)' exhibition at Edinburgh's City Art Centre. The book's first edition sold out on the night! [Google] [More]  ⦿

Si Scott

The digital images by Si Scott will blow you away. He is a master at creating images that escape from letters. Wonderful typography and type art. Si Scott Design, based in the UK. In 2009, he started publishing typefaces. His first one is Hunter (2009, HypeForType). Examples of his bling lettering: His name, a psychedelic title, bubbly pose, Open sign, poster for an exhibition, a carp, a model, and curly lettering. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Signpaintr

Blog related to photographs of hand-painted letters. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Silo Design
[Susanne Cerha]

Brooklyn, NY-based multidisciplinary design company of New Yorker Susanne Cerha and her Norwegian husband Terje Vist. In the type world best known for their spectaculrly beautiful Flash-based web page Type Is Art, where one can interactively make art from parts of typefaces. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Silviana Cosma

Silviana Cosma (Bucharest) created a typographic James Bond poster in 2012.

Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Simon Alander

Stockholm-based graphic designer. He created some typographically interesting logos in 2010. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Simon Givois

Graphic designer in Paris. Home page. Not a type designer, but his Fuck Putin poster (2009) deserves an award. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Simon Hoang

Hanoi-based graphic designer. He created some stunning typographic posters in 2009. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Simon Walter

Graphic designer in Darmstadt who created an erotic alphabet called Schriftverkehr (2010) out of letters from various fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Simon Walter

Fonts made from letters taken from fonts--that is what Simon Walter is doing. His creations include Type Faces (2009), Schrift Verkehr (2009, sexual positions), and Familie Bodoni (2009). Simon is an illustrator and graphic designer from Darmstadt, Germany. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Simone Baker

Sydney, Australia-based designer of some blackletter type stamps in 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Simone Massoni

Great Italian illustrator in Firenze. Behance link. On January 1, 2012, he created a wonderful Chicks&Types 2012 Calendar using twelve different typefaces.

A set of illustrations called Chicks&Wheels: i, ii, iii, iv, v, vi, vii.

The calendar: i, ii, iii, iv, v, vi, vii, viii, ix, x, xi, xii.

In 2013, he published a sequel, Chicks and Types Volume 2. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Simone Verza

Simone Verza (London, UK) did an ad campaign for Caramelo (2011), which has some nice examples of creative typography. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sinan Ozdemir

Istanbul-based designer who created a typographic pig in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sithoy

Indonesian designer of the beautiful typographic poster called Gatot Kaca (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

SketchType

These guys are selling images of sketched type: 20 type sets for 200 dollars. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Smashing Magazine: 60 Brilliant Typefaces For Corporate Design

Smashing Magazine presents 60 nice commercial font families, following earlier posts like this and this. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Smashing Magazine: Beautiful Hand-Drawn Typography

Typographic examples. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Smashing Magazine: Fonts

Type design and type examples at Smashing Magazine. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sofia Valvi

Graphic designer in Athens (Greece) who made some nice posters in 2011 about an imaginary 2018 FIFA World Cup in Tanzania---great lettering too. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Solvita Marriott

Designer in Modesto, CA, who created the ornamental caps typeface Native Voices (2012). She also made beautiful typographic posters entitled Berlin (2012) and Languages Matter (2012). For Trattortia Sorrent Panini, she made a custom art deco typeface. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Somethingawful.com

WWII humour involving Helvetica. Taken from the defunct 2002 Honest Fonts site, backed up here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sonkarlay Vaye

Designer in Vacaville, CA. I like the 3d headline typeface Gazette used by him in a poster in 2011. Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sophie Mili

Athens-based designer. She created Don Quixote by Picasso out of typographic elements in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Soviet Typography

Examples of type in use in Russia. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Spacejump
[Vladimir Tomin]

Vladimir Tomin is a graphic designer from Khabarovsk, Russia. Behance link. Paperworld (2009) is an alphabet (not a font) based on crumpled paper. In 2014, together with Alex Frukta, he created the type cooperative Nord Collective. Their first free font in that coop is called Nord (2014). Creator of Kaboom (2010, a png-format collection of glyphs). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Spark 34: Words

A CBC piece by Nora Young on type and words, broadcast on April 23 and 26, 2008. It features parts of an interview of Patrick Griffin of Canada Type. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Specimenism
[Nick Sherman]

A net web site by Nick Sherman, which shows oversized specimen of fonts with links to MyFonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Spinz.se

This Swedish web page lists types used in logos: Skype (Helvetica Rounded Bold), YouTube (Alternate Gothic No. 2), Flickr (Frutiger Black), Technoirati (Neo Sans Medium), Webolgsinc (Syntax Bold). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Stacey Clarke

Californian graphic designer, b. 1980. Her work includes a nice typographic poster entitled Phoenix rising in type (2008). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Stanislav Tomsej

Graphic designer in Prague and Katowice, Poland. Behance link. He has many great examples of typographic compositions and creative lettering, such as Carigraphy (2009, hand-drawn letters on a Cadillac). He designed the condensed didone family Fidentia (2010), Cukrik Type (2009, glyphs like pieces of candy), Pampas (2009, a curvy multiline face), and a whole bunch of hand-made typefaces. Digart link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Stefan Bednar

Slovak illustrator and designer from the early part of the 20th century. He did, for example, newspaper illustrations [example from 1934], and book covers [example from 1942]. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Stefan Lucut

Romanian graphic designer who has some interesting typographic work, such as one entitled Adobe. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Stefan Lucut

Stefan Lucut's beautiful multiline lettering. See also here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Stefan Man

Luton, UK-based creator of the decorative caps poster PLUR (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Stefan Nitzsche

Examples of the most frequently used screen fonts. In this test, Palatino Linotype, Georgia and verdana come out as winners. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Stefan Sagmeister

Famous American graphic designer. Examples of his posters. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Stefan Wäldin

Based in Endingen, Germany, Stefan Wäldin created a great typographic poster for Stadtmusik Endingen in 2014 called Herrlich Weiblich. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Stefano Picci

A web portal for phy and design. It has beautiful typographic posters too. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Stella Daidou

Graphic designer in Athens, Greece, whose lettering for a sushi restaurant logo is worthy of consideration. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Stencil Kingdom

UK-based stencil company, located in Ipstones. Samples of their alphabets: a script, Old English, Western. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Steph Capria

Rome, NY-based creator of a typographic poster called Pediophobia Fear of Dolls (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Stephanie Schulz

Student from McPherson, KS, who is studying graphic design a the University of Kansas. She created a colorful poster to announce an AIGA event in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Stephanie Wiehle

Illustrator in Stuttgart, Germany, who created some type posters in 2010. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Stephen Coles
[Fontsinuse]

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Stephen Coles
[The logos of Web 2.0]

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Stephen Mellor

Stephen Mellor (Neep Studio, London) created a nice typographic poster in 2012 entitled Live at the Troubadour.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Steven Bonner

Graphic designer in Stirling, Scotland. He created some fonts and designed some letters for GQ Magazine in 2011. He also made the modular typeface Build (2011).

In 2012, he created the stencil typeface Muirside, and published a modular compose-as-you-go blackletter type system called Granimator or Blackpack.

Together with Gary Greenall (XLN Telecom), he created the headline sans typeface Langdon (2013). iHe has produced a few interesting type posters.

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

Steven Kattenberg

Based in Utrecht, The Netherlands, this graphic designer created some interesting typographic posters, such as Seahorse (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Storia delle Arti Decorative Industriali

Pages by Professor Domenico Scudero at the Università di Roma "La Sapienza", showing hundreds of examples of posters, logos and typography in the 20th century. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Stuart Mayhew
[Bathroom typography]

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Studio 62

Graphic and typographic design studio in Wroclaw, Poland. Behance link. They are involved in original typographic work and lettering. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Studio 69
[Andres de Velasquez]

Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia-based designer of the stenciled RoteSonne Poster in 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Studio Equator

Examples of nice typography: 2008, more, and more. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Studio Indigo
[Helena Öhman]

Helena Öhman (Studio Indigo) is a Swedish illustrator. Gipsy Alphabet (2013) is an italic engraved alphabet with lower case letters inspired by a cigarette ad found in Modern Publicity 1934/35. It is not a real digital font.

Creator of some handlettered pieces in 2012, including a psychedelic Christmas tree, a Valentine's Day card, and an Easter Egg. She also made a geometric typeface in 2012. In 2013, she created the typefaces Ribbon and Studio.

In 2014, she worked on Shrimp, a free text typeface.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Supaksirin Wongsilp

Bangkok-based industrial designer, b. 1988. Behance link. Creator of the typographic poster Doodots (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Supermundane.com

Foundry where one finds these typefaces: Sampler, Mother (comic book style), Fun Fair (merry-go-round lettering), 1971, Construct (two stencil faces), Midnite Cowboy, Cheap, Unit Three (T26, kitchen tile lettering), Mundane (rubber stamp lettering), Mindgap, Sit! (squarish lettering), Problematic2000 and Scaffold. The design of their main page is fantastic! Scan of an event poster. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Superveloz Net

A tribute to Joan Trochut-Blanchard modular type system, Supertipo Veloz (1942) by a Catalan group that includes Andreu Balius and Alex Trochut. It includes a nice sandbox. It was started in 2003. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Susanne Cerha
[Silo Design]

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Sutrisna Khaidir

Art director and designer in Yogjakarta, Indonesia, who made some nice typographic posters in 2010. Another link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Suz Musson

I am guessing that she probably was a French poster artist at the height of the art deco movement. Nick Curtis claims that his Soda Jerk NF font is based on this poster by Musson entitled Remiremont Vosges, Chemins de Fer de L'est. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Suzanna Teo

Singaporean graphic design student who made a nice typographic illustration of The Year of The Dragon (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Suzanne Sweetman

Suzanne Sweetman from Dublin, Ireland, drew the ornamental caps alphabet Creatures (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sveta Dorosheva

Calligrapher and illustrator in Rehovot, Israel. She made some great hand-drawn posters in 2010, including Animal Man (2010), Fish Man, Smiling Man (2010) and Strugatskie (2010).

In 2013, she drew many decorative drop caps. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sydney Morning Herald

An example from 1970 of the hundreds of newspaper titles set in blackletter. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sylvain Mazas

Born in 1980 in Chambéry, France, he studied at the Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weißensee in 2007, and has been working in Berlin since then, mainly as a type designer at LucasFonts, where he specialized in Arabic type, as a graphic designer at the mückenschwein publishing house, and as a freelance graphic designer and illustrator. Personal site.

His typefaces: Bikini (2010, fatty poster face), Skizzenfont (2009), Palast Black (2008, ultra fat), Pestorino (2008). He also did a great typographic job in his Foch Flyer (2010) and Mückenschwein logo (2008).

Arapix12 (2012) is a Latin-Arabic pixel font with very special capabilities: every Latin and Arabic glyphs are designed within just 12 pixels, which is especially reduced for fitting Arabic extended ascenders and descenders. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Tadeusz Janowski

American architect who did the beautiful inscriptional lettering on a monument in Toronto in 2008 honor the thousands who died in the forest of Katyn during the German invasion. Report by Jake Bauming. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tagxedo
[Hardy Leung]

This was bound to happen. We now have a typographic tag cloud portrait generator and server. Admirably, it uses only free fonts, and free color palettes. The blurb: My name is Hardy Leung and I'm the creator of Tagxedo, an online tool that turns words into stunning artworks. Examples: camel, ibis, kiwi. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tahr Pekn

Irun, Spain-based illustrator. Designer of the typographic poster Nacionalsocialismo (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Takaaki Okada

Signage pictures from the Parson School of Design. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Takashi Okada

Type animations in Flash. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tania Alvarez Zaldivar

Talented Mexican graphic designer and digital artist (b. 1985) who was based in Montreal but is now back in Mexico City. She pushed the boundaries of experimental typography with creations like Fabric Type (2009), which was developed at Concordia University in Montreal, where she obtained a BFA in design in 2009. She continued her studies at EINA in Barcelona, graduating in 2010.

Her early typefaces: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | Sukkhos (Mr. Softie) | Overseas Type (2010, done at Concordia University in Montreal) | Moda Barcelona (2011).

In 2010, she designed the map face Cartola, which grew out of a project at EINA in Barcelona and is based on Mrs Eaves. Mar 34 (2011) designed exclusively for the identity of Estruch, a restaurant located at the Plaza of the Cathedral in downtown Barcelona. The project was made in collaboration with Raquel Quevedo, who used the typeface for designing a graphic system for the identity. Both the face&the graphic design are based on postal service paraphernalia. Momo (2011) is a typeface that is developed based on the concepts of dada by El Lissitsky&Kurt Schwitters.

In 2013, she graduated from the Type & Media program at KABK in Den Haag with a text typeface called Botanica that is geared towards scientific publications.

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

Tania Raposo

Graphic designer from Portugal who obatined a Bachelors in Graphic Design from ESAD.CR in Caldas da Rainha, and a Masters in type design from KABK, Den Haag, 2010. At KABK, she created the Guia family in2010 for pedestrian wayfinding. In 2009, she did a revival (still at KABK) of Frank Hinman Pierpont's 1925 face, Horley Old Style. Also check her type portraits: Ang San Suu Kyi, Jose Ramon Horta, Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tanveer Sagoo

London-based freelance designer. He created some nice typographic posters of Baskerville (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tanvir Kamal

Graphic designer in Birmingham, UK, who made a type poster that illustrates Religion is the opium for the masses (a saying by Karl Marx). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tatiana Renault

Parisian designer of the typographic poster Clarke & Copeland (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tauba Auerbach

Graphic designer and painter (b. San Francisco, 1981) who created the free hairline octagonal typeface Pomegranate in 2007 for Neo2, a Spanish magazine. She also has many nice typographic posters in her gallery.

In 2008, Dick Pape captured some of her work in his scanbat typeface Tauba Auerbach. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Taylor Lane
[Taylor Lane Typography]

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Taylor Lane Typography
[Taylor Lane]

Sexy compositions of letters in the shapes of pin-ups by LIDA Agency in the UK. Creative and Art Director: David Harris. Typographers: David Harris, Justin Shill, Stuart Addy, Jan Hansen. Additional URL. Miss Bodoni, Miss Meta, Miss Sabon, Miss Serifa, Miss Perpetua, Miss Bembo, Miss Joanna, Miss Gothic. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Terra Stitch

Russian designer of some great illustrations and lettering for Cafe Bar Afrika in 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tess

This Dutch designer created a nice typographic poster in 2012 entitled Hier brandt altijd licht. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tess Bader

Tess Bader (Las Cruces, NM) draws well. She made a nice typographic poster that introduces herself. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Testing ...1,2,3 Testing

Interactive viewing of text set in various fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

The Best Type Book with No Typesetting
[Gene Gable]

Gene Gable scanned many pages of Studio Handbook Letter&Design for Artists and Advertisers (1927, Samuel Welo). This book has 233 pages and is entirely hand-lettered! [Google] [More]  ⦿

The Bob Hayes forgery case

As reported by the Dallas Morning News on February 26, 2009, a forgery was discovered by a chronological anomaly: Lucille Hester, the 69-year-old former school teacher who provided the "goosebump moment" of Bob Hayes' Pro Football Hall of Fame election last weekend, tried Wednesday to answer thorny questions about type fonts. Hayes' family members have questioned the validity of the letter she read to a national TV audience, noting in particular a "Bob Hayes" signature they say is obviously forged. Lucille Hester showed the now-controversial letter to the media after the Hall of Fame announcement last weekend. But on Wednesday, the focus turned to the letter's typeface. At The Dallas Morning News' request, one of the world's most noted typeface designers examined a photo of the purported Hayes letter, which was dated Oct. 29, 1999. Dutch designer Luc(as) de Groot said the letter's typeface is "definitely Calibri," which he designed for Microsoft in 2003. It was not available to the public until the debut of Microsoft Office 2007. Hayes, the former Cowboys receiver and Olympic sprint champion, died on Sept. 18, 2002. Hester has said Hayes, whom she identifies as her half-brother, signed and gave her the letter in 1999 while visiting her in Washington, D.C. [Google] [More]  ⦿

The Jacky Winter Group

Design and illustration studio in Melbourne. One of its illustrators is Paul Nolan who created some interesting type-based posters. [Google] [More]  ⦿

The Journal of Urban Typography

TJOUT is dedicated to the documentation and study of signs, word fragments, and typography created with utilitarian intent in urban environments. It is not really a "jpournal", but rather a collection, Flickr-style, of photographs of type found in cities. Archive. [Google] [More]  ⦿

The Keystone Design Union (or: KDU)

The Keystone Design Union (or: KDU) is a design studio in Brooklyn, NY. Behance link. Creative diurectors David Gensler, Jared Liner, Josh Vanover, and Zach Shuta created some fine retro posters in 2010. [Google] [More]  ⦿

The Lioness

American art student who made a Bodoni type anatomy poster in 2011. [Google] [More]  ⦿

The logos of Web 2.0
[Stephen Coles]

Stephen Coles identifies and classifies the fonts used in some of the best web-specific brands. He declares lime green to be the official color. His categories are

[Google] [More]  ⦿

The Movie Title Stills Collection
[Christian Annyas]

A large data base of movie title images collected by Christian Annyas (Amsterdam). [Google] [More]  ⦿

The Student

Essen, Germany-based designer of the experimental neon light alphabet Generativ Jazz (2011). Not a font, I think. [Google] [More]  ⦿

The Typehead Chronicles of Thomas Christensen
[Thomas Christensen]

Information and specimen of all historically important typefaces: Akzidenz Grotesk, Aldus, Antique Olive, Avant Garde, Avenir, Baskerville, Bell, Bembo, Bodoni, Bulmer, Caslon, Centaur, Century Old Style, Cheltenham, Dante, Frutiger, Galliard, Garamond, Gill Sans, Goudy Old Style, Granjon, Helvetica, Janson (Kis), Minion, Mrs. Eaves, Optima, Palatino, Perpetua, Sabon, Syntax, Times New Roman, Today, Trump Medieval, Univers, Walbaum. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Therese Harrah

Creator of a great type design timeline poster in 2013, during her studies at the School of Art Institute of Chicago. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Thierry Bouche

Font connaisseur. Author of "Ce monde odieux" (2001). Bitstream font samples. Other font samples. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Thierry Bouche's examples

Examples of the main Bitstream fonts, compiled by Thierry Bouche. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Thierry Fétiveau

French freelance graphic and type designer who started his own commercial typefoundry in 2014. Thierry studied in Nantes and studied Typography & Language at ESAD in Amiens, France, in 2013. His typefaces:

  • Andersen. His graduation project from Nantes.
  • Batutah (2013). A Latin / Arabic bicephalic typeface family for his graduation project at ESAD. "Batutah" refers to the Arab pilgrim Ibn Batutah who traveled from Spain to China in the thirteenth century. This Latin / Arabic typeface is intended primarily for magazines.
  • Futago (2013). A fashion mag hiragana and katakana didone. Thierry: Futago is a Japanese typeface of 141 glyphs intended to go with Latin typefaces from Didot family. Its name, which means twin, expresses clearly its objective: to be used in bilingual texts in order to create a graphic unity. This typeface has been selected by the website Typography Served in 2013.
  • Wilson (2013). A visit by Laura Mesaguer led Thierry to the development of a 3-style Tuscan stencil typeface called Wilson (2013).
  • Dark Times (2013). An extra-light revival of a gothic textura.
  • Lewis (2014). A Tuscan stencil typeface.

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

Thijs Verbeek

Dutch inventor of the skin alphabet (2008). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Thomas Christensen
[The Typehead Chronicles of Thomas Christensen]

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Thomas Heylen

Graphic designer from Lier, Belgium, who made an expressive and hilarious type poster that features Didot and Helvetica (2010). Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Thomas Schulze

During his studies in Potsdam, Germany, Thomas Schulze created the alphabet Messer Gabel Schere Licht (2014). This is not a digital typeface. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Thought Bucket
[Jack Turner]

Letters discovered in skyline pictures. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tiago Rodrigues

Guarda, Portugal-based creator of some great typographic posters, such as one about Tokyo (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tiago Rosa

Votarantim, Brazil-based designer of the techno logotype Singol (2013).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tijmen Ploeger

Illustrator in Berlin, whose work involves fresh creative lettering. His businessman poster series is exceptional. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

T.J. Casey

Creator of a typographic poster called Ride Your Bicycle (2012). This work was done during his graphic design studies in Duluth, MN. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Toby Johnston

Tasmanian designer of the pixel typeface Tall Trees Pixel Font (2011). In Singapore in 2013, he created a fun typographic poster titled He died with a felafel in his hand. Home page. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Todd Hart

Todd Hart is co-founder and creative director of focus2. Todd is a graduate of the Communications Design program at the University of North Texas, and is an adjunct professor at UNT. In 2008, he designed a number of Halloween-themed icons based on letters from typefaces, such as Dracula is Grotesk, WolfMan from Helvetica, and Frankenstein in Franklin Gothic. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Toko Design Sidney

Extraordinary use of typography in posters, by Toko in Sydney. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tom Ahn

Tom Ahn designed a nice Garamond poster in 2010. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tom Redfern

Bristol, UK-based illustrator and graphic designer who created several Tour de France posters for Le Coq Sportif between 2012 and 2014. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tomasz Zelmanski

Freelance designer in Gdansk, Poland. Behance link. He created a nice type poster called M for Mathematics in 2009. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tommaso Vidus Rosin

Venice-based graphic designer who created a great calligram called Moka in 2012.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tommi Petrov

Russian graphic designer and occasional typographer. TommiArt home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tong Pei Cheong

During his studies in Singapore, Tong Pei Cheong created a great Chinese character metamorphosis illustration (2013). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tour de Ink

The typophiles are showing many nice examples of handlettering. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Trashkitt's photos

Flicks found type site. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tripwire Magazine: 75+ Excellent Free Fonts

Standard page for drawing in readers to look at good free fonts. Links, but no downloads. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tris Coffin

Graphic designer in Atlanta, GA. Home page. Mayhem 594 (2009) is a nice example of blackletter type in use. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tsang Kin-Wah

Hong Kong-based typographic poster artist and designer. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tweed Run London 2011

For the Annual Tweed Run in London in 2011, a nice typographic poster was created. [Google] [More]  ⦿

TypArchive
[Richard Diaz Granados]

TypArchive.com is the brainchild of type designer Richard D. Granados. The concept was to build an ever-growing typographic image archive featuring various disciplines, styles, specimens, techniques and oddities. Photographs are classified by region, and by object. Includes car typography and 3d typography. Contributions by RD Granados, Peter Odywer, Chris Pacetti, Warren Elwin, Shane Durrant, Jeffrey Nimer, PJ Chmiel, and Gary Fogelson.

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

Type Crime: Rated R
[Jay Miller]

An animation by Jay Miller in which four capital R's battle it out: Helvetica (quirky), Arial (big and sloppy), Futura (kicking from the groin), and Interstate (on a cane). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Type on Traffic Signs

A Flickr group for traffic sign typefaces. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Type posters

Flickr-style page on type posters. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Type specimen at Flickr

Flickr type specimen group. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Typecalendar
[Roberto de Vicq de Cumptich]

One type play per day. By Roberto de Vicq. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Typechart
[Penduka Senaka]

On-line type testing and type previewing tool. The CSS code is generated on the fly and ready for use. Compare Windows Cleartype rendering with Apple font rendering. By Penduka Senaka. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Typecube
[Manuel Kiem]

Manuel Kiem created a Rubik's cube-inspired rotating cube that yields various letters by proper rotations. It is called the Typecube (2007). Fontspace link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Typeface
[Justine Nagan]

Documentary made in 2008 by Justine Nagan about the Hamilton Wood Type Museum in Two Rivers in rural Wisconsin. Justine Nagan has produced or helped produce various films at Kartemquin Films. She has a Masters Degree from the University of Chicago, 2004. Another URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Typeface Web Site

Font pages for all popular or historic faces, made by students in a typography class. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Typeflash

Type examples in Flash. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Typegoodness
[Frederik Samuel]

Frederik Samuel's showcase of beautiful typographic work. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Typeinspire

Typographic showcase run in a blog style. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Typeinspire

Type posters and examples of good typography. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Typemuseum
[Markus Hanzer]

A great pictorial archive of type used in hundreds of contexts all over Europe. Its director is Markus Hanzer from Vienna. Established in 2001. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Typenuts

Type-themed & type-inspired iPhone & desktop wallpapers for typenuts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Typeradio

Lots of interviews and radio clips, nicely organized by person, font, location, and event. This will be a vlauable historic record of the state of the art of type design. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Typesque

Ryan Gregory (Manchester, UK) started Typesque in 2014 to showcase hand-drawn type. Behnace link. Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Typo Tour

Tour of Italian typography, as found on the streets, buildings, and in daily life. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Typo Trip --- Typography on the Road
[W. Mejor]

W. Mejor's site on found type in many countries. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Typo&Construction exhibition in Lodz, Poland

Typographic posters from the collection of the National Museum in Poznan, at the Miejska Galeria Sztuki in Lodz, Poland. Featuring type-based posters of five designers, Philippe Apeloig, Takenobu Igarashi, Tadeusz Piechura, Taku Satoh, and Ruedi Wyss. Especially the work of Taku Satoh from the early nineties (neo-ornamentalism) is quite impressive. Letters are constructively worked into futuristic designs and ads. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Typodarium 2009
[Raban Ruddigkeit]

Typodarium is a typographic one-sheet-per-day wall calendar by Lars Harmsen and Raban Ruddigkeit (2009, Verlag Hermann Schmidt). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Typogenerator
[Katharina Nussbaumer]

Great free on-line utility that generates a typo poster randomly using correlated images found by google. This is a student project by Katharina Nussbaumer, done in the summer of 2004 at the Fachhochschule Hagenberg in Austria. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Typographic Posters

This site showcases typographic posters by a few hundred graphic and type designers. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Typographic Safari in Singapore
[Etienne Mineur]

Type on the streets of Singapore. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Typographic Signage Project

Type samples from Chicago gathered by students at Loyola University Chicago. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Typography Mania
[Paulo Canabarro]

Typography Mania is a weekly post series that comes around every Wednesday with the best of Typography design works on the web, from type videos to images everything is full of great design and typography inspiration. Users can submit their typography designs. It is managed by Paulo Canabarro, a web designer from Brazil currently living in Providence RI, USA. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Typography of the fifties

Flickr group on typography and signage in the fifties. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Typomagical

Romin Favre's playful and imaginative use of letters in his art. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Typophile Gangsta

Flickr-style page on type posters. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Typoretum
[Justin Knopp]

Justin Knopp graduated with a BA in Graphic Design from Central Saint Martins College of Art&Design in 1994. Now, he runs a letterpress shop in Colchester, UK, and makes beautiful cards (among other things). He also has a blog. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Typotopo
[Peter Cho]

Peter Cho's web page with many type experiments. He explains: TYPOTOPO is a collection of works loosely themed around typography, virtual spaces, and technology. Digital technology can allow for new ways to express visualand textualmessages. Craft plays an important role in our digitally-mediated world. Through the experiments on this site, I am exploring how craft can apply to software artifacts, interactive systems, and other works created using the computer. Peter Cho won a Tokyo Type Directors' Club TDC 2002 awar for his interactive typography, "letterscapes". Letterscapes is a collection of twenty-six interactive typographic landscapes, encompassed within a dynamic, dimensional environment. In each landscape, a letter of the alphabet serves as the starting point for a playful, mouse-driven experience. Peter Cho is a designer and programmer based in San Francisco. He holds a masters degree from the MIT Media Laboratory. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tzaddi Esguerra

Freelance illustrator and typographer in Iligan City in The Philippines. She created a wonderful typographic poster based an iconic 1950s Vogue cover. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Valeria Pipet

Illustrator from Quilmes, Argentina. She made a typographic cover for a book on food design in 2011. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Valístika Studio

Art design studio that outputs some interesting typographical work such as the Hot Nights poster (2009) and the Valistika Pro font (2011). Behance link. Valístika is located in Barcelona. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Vanderbyl Design
[Michael Vanderbyl]

In 2006, TDC 27 gave an award for logotype design to Michael Vanderbyl and Ellen Gould of Vanderbyl Design in San Francisco. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Vanessa Wainwright

Graphic designer in Milwaukee, WI, who created a Caslon poster in 2010. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Vasco Cerqueira

Parisian art director who made a nice personalized metro map / poster called RATP Maligne (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Vernacular Type

Vernacular type is the term often used for found type or type in the real world. At ATypI meetings in Lisbon and Mexico City, Marina Chaccur and Priscila Farias spoke about Brazilian vernacular type. Farias identified interesting sources including type used for cattle branding, or types found on the doors of blacksmiths. In urban Brazil, graffiti and lambe lambe provide rich sources of vernacular type. Blogs like Villatype refer mostly to urban typography. With the advent of Flickr, there were bound to be groups like The Center for Vernacular Typography. Phil Baines has almost made a profession out of it---he often takes people on walking tours of London, and delighted type aficionados at ATypI in Lisbon with his city walk there. But, in fact, not just building and traffic signs, but also graffiti and all other type found in the urban or rural landscapes can be called vernacular. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Vesa Rantanen

The Finnish Law Institute logo (2011) is cleverly designed by Vesa Rantanen. [Google] [More]  ⦿

VIBE

A blog regarding hand-made alphabets (not typefaces). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Vicky Chindaliya

Vicky Chindaliya (Faridabad, India, b. 1990) created a hilarious CV well worth mentioning on my pages. This work was done during his studies. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Vicky Newman

London-based graphic designer and illustrator, who created some nice typographic illustrations. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Victor Bature

Graphic designer in London. Behance link. Ramen (2010) is a great high-contrast typographic poster for an imaginary fashion mag. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Victor Kaczynski

Graphic designer in Straseni, Moldova. He created a typographic poster entitled Porsche 911 (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Vidhya Nagarajan

Student at Washington University in St Louis, MO, who excels at illustrations (A Day in Chennai (2012) is my favorite series). He created a great ornamental caps alphabet called Foodie in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Villatype
[Mandy Milks]

Mandy Milks' blog about type found in public spaces. See also here. Based in Toronto. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Vince Smith

Art director and graphic designer from New York City. He created some great type posters in 2009. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Vincent Hadi Wijaya

Vincent Hadi Wijaya (Jakarta, Indonesia) made a nice Helvetica portrait of himself in 2011. Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Vincent Perrottet

Designer of several multicolored type experiments from 2005 until 2008. The pictures below are taken from the thesis of Thomas L'Excellent. [Google] [More]  ⦿

vi.sualize.us

Popular image site that has interesting subsections tagged by letter, font, type design, typeface, typo, typography, lettering and alphabet. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Vitaly Friedman
[Sexy, bold and experimental typography]

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Vitek Tomas

Vitel Tomas (Usti nad Labem, Czechia) created a fun logotype in 2013 for Kresanek Taxo Sluzby. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Vitor Bravin

Graphic designer in Bauru, Brazil, who created the ball terminal typeface Pitoresca (2013). He also has done a few extraordinary calligraphy-filled animal drawings in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Vladimir Tomin
[Spacejump]

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Von Puttkamer

Von Puttkamer made a nice typographic poster entitled Cocain. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Vydika Rao

Mumbai-based designer of some typographic posters such as The Dirty Martini (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

W. Mejor
[Typo Trip --- Typography on the Road]

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Want That Font

A collection of wanted fonts via This is Solitaire, Derek Kinsman, André Mooij, Greg Ponchak, Travis Stearns, Loïc Dupasquier, Tom Muller, Jonathon Toon, Allan Yu, Ivan Cruz and Berger & Föhr. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Watafak

Argentinian design firm with nice typographical examples. [Google] [More]  ⦿

We Are Pasto

Argentinian studio located in Buenos Aires. Behance link.

One of their branding projects, called Craneo, led to a nice typographic development of an Italian logotype. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Wendy Steenks

Graphic design student at the Willem de Kooning Academy who lives in Delft. She is passionate about lettering, and has drawn a few alphabets in 2012.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Werkplaatstypografie

Based in Arnhem, The Netherlands, this web site glorifies nice typographical contributions in advertising and presentations. It is also a place of study: The Werkplaats Typografie (WT) is part of ArtEZ Institute of the Arts. WT is a two-year masters programme centred on practical assignments and self-initiated projects. It also serves as a meeting place for graphic designers with regard to research and dialogue. The WT is supervised by Karel Martens and Armand Mevis. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Whitney Museum

Whitney Titling and Whitney Sans are fonts developed by Tobias Frere-Jones (Font Bureau) for the Whitney Museum from 1995-1996. These fonts were further developed while Tobias was at H&FJ to other subfamilies such as Whitney Condensed, Whitney Greek and Whitney Cyrillic. [Google] [More]  ⦿

William Salas

Graphic designer from El Segundo, CA, who did a beautiful typographic poster/experiment called Sunsilk (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Wordle

Automated on-line creation of text in randomized fonts and layouts. Software by Jonathan Feinberg. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Worth Magazine

Worth is a font family developed by Font Bureau for Worth Magazine from 1995-1996. [Google] [More]  ⦿

X. Carot

Spanish poster artist, whose lettering on this poster entitled "Ricardo Llacer y Hijos" from 1948 inspired Nick Curtis to make Little Rickey NF. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Xnexno

Costa Rican graphic designer who made some typographic posters such as one called Cello (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Xpome

Graphic designer and photographer in Sofia, Bulgaria. Behance link. He created the bullet hole alphabet Quadroval (2010). He also did some typographic posters. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yafet Bisrat

UK-based creator of Typeface DNA (2012), a series of funny heads based on particular fonts.

Matilda (2012) is a sans typeface designed together with Max Gregory and Joe Warburton. The same trio set up Form and Writing in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yandara de Moura

Chapeco, Brazil-based designer of some interesting lettered pieces, one of which is called Orgasmatic (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yayoi Kusama

Avant-garde sculptor, painter and novelist, b. Nagano prefecture, Japan, 1929. Her Google Doodle work (2013) can be seen here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yeo Yu Xin

Graduate in Visual Communication from Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore. Now based in Tampines, Singapore, Yeo Yu Xin created Didot Zebra (2013), a typographic illustration based only on parts of glyphs in Linotype Didot. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yermine Richardson

Designer in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Her company is called Shiny Design. Creator of the fat rounded multicolor alphabet The Shiny Face (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yesim Endes

Istanbul-based creator of a hilarious type poster called Typeman (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yildiray Atas

Turkish graphic designer who made a colorful typographic poster called Pantone (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

YouTube: Typography

Type introduction clip on YouTube by, hmmm, WhatTheFuckTV. [Google] [More]  ⦿

YouWorkForThem (was: Cinahaus, or TrueIsTrue)
[Michael Cina]

Michael Cina (Minneapolis) is the cofounder of WeWorkForThem and YouWorkForThem (in 2002), also known as YWFT. Before that, he ran TrueIsTrue, and before that was partner in Test Pilot Collective (which he left in 2001), and before that he ran Cinahaus. YWFT is located in Baltimore, MD. The creative director is Michael Paul Young.

Cina's fonts include the pixel fonts Caliper (1998), 6x7oct (1998) and BlackGold; the handwriting font Cinahand; Blessed (1999, techno), Cam (1998), CommunityService, Crossover (1998, dot matrix with stars instead of dots), Composite (1998, octagonal), Formation (1999, a big octagonal family), Jute, Maetl (1999, octagonal, angular family), Novum, Pakt, Reversion (1997, squarish), Selector, Selek (1998, pixelish), Service (2001-2002, an octagonal family), YWFT Signature (1998), Trisect (1999, three-lined family), Unisect (1999, organic monoline sans), Ultramagnetic (1998), Ultramagnetic2 (1999), Unfinished. Bastard (1998), Kcap6 (with Matt Desmond), Cheese (1998), Novum (2002), Overcross (2002, unfocused letters), Stem (1998), Testacon (with Kral and Desmond, 1999), Praun (2002, pixel faces), OneCross (2002, pixelish stitching family), Estenceler (2004, a great stencil family), Graphium (2004, octagonal Western style family), Expos (2004, graffiti or poster face), Vox (2007, monoline sans), Militia Sans (2007, like a Russian constructivist stencil), Jupiter (roman), Militia (2007, heavier stencil), Merc (2007, grunge), Guild (2007), Clarendon Text (2007, a complete revival), Jezebel (2007, script), Ambassador Script (2007, a digital revival of Novarese's typeface by that name), Enam (2002, influenced by Crouwel), Enigmatic Hand (2007), Dusty (2007, a Tuscan-eared Western font), Poplock (2007, experimental), Pakt (2007, geometric sans), Sudsy (2007), Black Sabbath (2008, ultra black slab serif, by Stefan Kjartansson), Agostina (2008), Bitwood (2009, pixelish western face), Mullino (2009), Trithart (2008, grunge by Emma Trithart), Tapscott (2008, in the style of Rennie Mackintosh), Habano (2008, script), Amorinda (signage script), Retron (2008, connected script), MD01 (medical-themed dingbats), Adelaide (script), Centennial Script (calligraphic), Alexia (calligraphic), Ultramagnetic (experimental), Nash (1997, grunge), Amber (kitchen tile), Fab (3d), 6x7 Oct (1998, pixels and dots), Wool (2009, stencil), Matter (2009, a wide bold grotesque), Merriam (2009, slab serif), YWFT League (2014, inspired by college football jerseys), YWFT Yoke (poster typeface done with Pintassilgo).

Blog. His lovely g poster (2010).

House fonts at YWFT by unknown designers: Dogma (22012, alchemic), Attic (spooky poster face, in EPS format), YWFT Yoke (textured all-caps), Riblah (2003, dot matrix), YWFT Fraktur (tattoo face).

View Michael Cina's typefaces. Alternate URL. Interview. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Yulia Brodskaya

Russian-born graphic artist and illustrator, who is the author of some great typographic posters and designs. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yunje Park

Seoul-based designer. He created a stunning poster set in 2013 to celebrate Paul Renner's Futura (1927). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yusuf Algan

Designer and illustrator in Bonn, Germany. In 2012, he made a wonderful ornamental caps face, World Font, which illustrates 26 of the main scripts in the world today.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yvan Berqué

Yvan Berqué (Luna, Menen, Belgium) created a great typographic logo for a tapas bar called L'Epoque in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Zac Jacobson

Milwaukee-based graphic designer who made a Didot Typography poster in 2010. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Zdenek Kvasnica

Brno, Czechia-based graphic designer. Check out his Meat Typo work (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Zensato

Buenos Aires-based illustrator and graphic designer. He designed some remarkable logos in 2011. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Zira Zulu

Kiev-based designer of a beautiful curly logo for the coffee shop Cacaofée in Bonn (Germany) in 2012.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Zoomorphic calligraphy
[Hassan Musa]

A subpage of BibliOdyssey which describes the creation of animal drawings from letterforms, typically using Arabic glyphs. Many nice examples are shown by Sudan's Hassan Musa. [Google] [More]  ⦿