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Design studio in Monterrey, Mexico, run by Rodrigo Alberto Cavazos Rodríguez.
Clasia (2013) is an interesting experimental sans typeface. It looks geometric, but has original stroke cuts meant for legibility. In its presentation, the designer works with subtly shaded parts where strokes join---I guess that is also for enhanced legibility.
256tm is the foundry of Besançon-based designer Thomas Huot-Marchand (b. Dole, France, 1977), the creator of typefaces such as the 72-weight Garaje (from Garaje 55 to Garaje 100; Garaje 53 Unicase Black is free) and Minuscule (a ten style family for small print), which won an award at the TDC2 2005 type competition. He studied under Peter Keller at the ANRT in Nancy, and teaches at the École d'Art de Besançon.
In Comedia he writes about legibility and the creation of Miniscule, which was optimized to be read at 2 to 6 points. His research for this at the ANRT was based on the theory of "compact typography" put forth by Emile Javal, a French ophtalmologist who explained his ideas in "Physiologie de la lecture et de l'écriture" (1905). For examples, see here and here. Minuscule and the experimental typeface Minerale (2017) are distributed by 205 Corp.
Design studio in London that created an experimental geometric typeface called Shellington (2012).
Scott Willimas is the cofounder (with Henrik Kubel) of A2. Before that, it was called A2 Graphics/SW/HK, a London based design bureau founded in 1999 by Scott Williams and Henrik Kubel. At A2, he designed the elliptical typeface family Cubbit, as well as the pixel typeface game Over and Eyeslies. Williams and Kubel co-designed AF-Klampenborg (1997-1999) and FY-Brush Script Regular.
In 2014, Scott Williams and Henrik Kubel (A2 Type) co-designed A23D, a 3d-printed letterpress font. It was fabricated by model making specialists Chalk Studios. The font is presented by New North Press, which specializes in traditional letterpress printing. Adrian Harrison made a short film about the birth of the font, charting its progress from preliminary sketches to first inking and printing at New North Press. A23D won an award in the TDC 2015 Type Design competition.
A2-Type (or simply, A2) is a type foundry set up in the autumn of 2010 by the London based design studio A2/SW/HK. The designers are Henrik Kubel and Scott Williams. A2's bespoke type design is mainly the responsibility of Henrik Kubel, though every typeface is developed and approved by both partners. Kubel is self-taught, making his first typefaces while studying at Denmark's Design School from 1992 until 1997. Their typefaces:
At ATypI 2013 in Amsterdam, he speaks about New Transport.
Illustrator and graphic designer in Farnham, UK, who created some experimental counterless typefaces in 2013.
Ali Almasri is the Zarqa and Amman, Jordan-based designer (b. 1986) of the experimental typefaces X-Fire (2006), Relaxic (2005) and Graphiro (2005). He set up the typefoundry Abjad. In 2013, he made a fun inline custom typeface for the Wisam barber shop in Zaqra.
His typefaces include Swissra (2014, a Swiss sans-styled Arabic typeface), Swissra Condensed (2015), Molsaq Pro (2015: a rounded poster font family that features a modern Arabic Naskh with very short descenders and ascenders, and an all-caps Latin counterpart), Allabbad (2017, inspired by the fun hand lettering of Arab graphic design icon Mohieddine Allabbad), Afeesh (2017), Nogoom (2017: inspired by the titles of Egyptian Magazine Alostudio, which used to be published during the 50s-60s), Molsaq Arabic (2015), Molsaq Latin (2015), and Gerlaneu (2006, a 6-style octagonal and geometric family).
French foundry on the margins of type society, obsessed with psychotherapeutic experiments, hyper-experimental, and indeed mental, typefaces. This outfit goes under various names. At FontStruct, where most of its fonts are produced, it is known as Neurone Error. At Dafont, it is known as Abneurone Fluid Types. Its commercial branch at MyFonts is called Abneurone Typografix or Abneurone Trauma Types.
Their first commercial fonts are ATT49 Fanfare, ATT48 Thrax, ATT47 Candies, ATT46 Exlixir, ATT45 Transfix, ATT44 X-Cute, ATT43 Small Proteus, ATT42 Childhook, ATT41 Arcane, ATT40 Lysergic4a, ATT39 Liquor, ATT38 Once Upon A Damned, ATT37 Innocence, ATT36 Kidding, ATT35 Bestiaire (2011), ATT34 Lysergic 2a (2011), ATT33 Koan (2011), ATT32 Faun Call (2011), ATT31 Paraphilia (2011), ATT30 Lysergic 1b (2011), ATT29 Mad Hatter (2011), ATT28 Minimori (2011), ATT27 Tripton (2011), ATT26 Lysrergic3a (2011), ATT25 Multicoloured Rythm (2011), ATT24 Swallow (2011), ATT23 Artlien (2011), ATT22 Dopamine (2011), ATT21 ABTOY (2011), ATT20 Rankle (2011), ATT19 Ink Lust (2011), ATT18 Overabundance (2011), ATT17 Ink Circus (2011), ATT16 The Orgians (2011), ATT15 For Whom The Bell Tolls (2011), ATT10 Stereo (2011), ATT11 Heterodoxa (2011), ATT12 Psilocybine (2011), ATT13 Sync (2011), ATT14 Prehisto (2011), ATT8 Human Decay (2011), ATT9 Eroded Eclosion (2011), AT4 Parallax (2011), ATT7 Medieval Sweet Shop (2011), ATT6 Detected Future (2011), ATT5 Hard Sync (2011), ATT4 Chalice (2011), ATT3 Outer Christ (2011), ATT2 Macpanic (2011), ATT1 Nimal Nimoy (2011), AT54 Intermezzo (2011), AT26 Metamorph Candies (2011), AT29 Dystrogonyx (2011), AG2 Placenta (2011), AT17 Farandole (2011), AT27 Innocence (2011), AT3 Nuclear Project (2011), AT38 Nanogonyx (2011), AT49 Neuromicr (2011), AT16 Faun Call (2011), AG1 Neuroticons (2011), AT55 Neo Geo (2011), AT36 Mad Hatter (2011), AT51 Pharmaceutic (2011) and AT5 Childhook (2011).
The FontStruct production in 2011: 00dot 5 TRANSFIX, 00dot 15 DYSTROPHIE POLYGONALE, 00dot 20 CURSED, 00dot 13 PARALLAX, 00dot 12 NUCLEAR TARGET, 00dot_7_nimal_nimoy, 00dot 17 SYNDROME F.K., 00dot 9 NEW TO, 00dot 6 DECLINE AND CODE, 00dot 3 ROBOX, 00dot 2 MINIDECO, 0dot 26 INKSECTS, 00dot 32 STEREO, 00dot 10 SMART PLAYGROUND, 00dot 33 FUTURE NOW, 00dot 23 BLING STREET, 00dot 4 TOXINE, 00dot 31 FAUN CALL, 00dot 19 ELIXIR, 00dot 30 DWARF LOGIC, 00dot 8 THRAX, 00dot 14 A NEW FORM OF BEAUTY, 00dot 22 HETERODOXA, 00dot 27 KIDDING, 00dot 21 INNOCENCE, 00dot 34 PICTORIAL ABUSE, 00ne Stretched Empty Cow (2011, a piano key stencil face), 00ne Empty Cow (2011), 00ne Medication (2011), 00ne Pills, 00ne Minipills, 00ne Stency, 00ne Neurelm, 000tag6 LYSERGIC, 000tag4 ROBOX, 000tag NUCLEAR WARFARE, 00ne dat / dot, 00ne Bat Kidding (+Stencil, +Stencil Quadrillé), 00ne Stencirc, 00ne Neurocirc Neue Deco, 00ne Neurocirc, 00ne Neurologo, 00ne Nutech, 00ne Nutech Black, 00ne Top Pix (+Clean), 00ne Not So Atroce Pixels (+Black), 00ne Videotech, 00ne Videotech Tamagochi, 0One Bad Video, 0One Exagg Superstrong, 00ne Blockollida, 00ne Minicut, 00ne Neuromoog, 00ne Exagg, 00ne XChurch, 00ne NeuroNeoq, 00ne Imprimante Matricielle, 00ne C64 NeurOOpart2, 00ne Heterodoxa, 00neZnorg, 00ne Znorg Heads, 00ne Zwrappearing (dotted and textured), 00neVideotech, A Present for Intaglio (2011, cloned from Intaglio's Wallachia), Inicial 1 (2010, an improvement of a typeface by Infotipografia), Neo Geo (2011), NE XS, NE 4x4 Technirement, NE Religious Migraine, NE Abtechre. NE Churching, NE Strange Light Pax Pact, NE Cellphone Cutie Punched Cards, NE Cellphone Cutie, NE Obl. NE Pax Pact, NE Pictorial Abuse, NE Charlie Chaplin Cybernetic Brains, NE Chaplin Cyborg, NE Unknown Remix, NE Neurofat, NE Neurocompressor, NE Neurocompressed Pictograms, NE Alien Orders, NE Filament Techneriment, NE Strange Light Pax Pact, NE The Eye, NE Moving Parallels, NE Alien Orders, NE Reordered Alien Orders, the NE New Newbix family, Parallax (2011).
Typefaces made in 2012 at FontStruct: AFT1 Heterodoxa, AFT2 Forbidden Apple, AFT3 Kidding, AFT4 Spacelab Parallax, AFT5 Detected Future, AFT6 Lysergic 2b, AFT7 Lysergic 2a, AFT8 Transfix, AFT8 Smart Kids, AFT10 Candies, AFT12 Neo Geo, AFT13 Arcane, AFT15 Hard Sync, AFT17 Cortech Hallucination, AFT18 Lysergic1b, AFT20 Abtech, AFT21 Bling Chief Story, AFT22 Ink Lust, AFT23 Faun Call, AFT24 Toying, AFT27 Fluffy Clown, AFT30 Koan, AFT31 Innocence, AFT33 ETPheuneHeume, AFT34 Neuromicr, AFT35 Tripton, AFT36 Intermezzo, AFT37 Rankle, AFT38 Dark Rankle, AFT39 Rankle Distone, AFT40 Smart Kids, AFT41 Smart Playground, AFT42 Lysergic 4a, AFT43 Small Proteus, AFT44 Lysergic 3a, AFT45 New Forgee, AFT46 Space Connect, AFT47 Mondrian Drone, AFT48 Bark At The Code, AFT49 Stereo, AFT50 Artlien, AFT51 Liquor, AFT52 Neuromecha, AFT53 Lysergic 1a, AFT54 Dinoxyde, AFT55 Human Decay, AFT56 Eroded Eclosion, AFT57 Outer Christ, AFT58 Boing Code, AFT59 Nimal Nimoy, AFT60 X-Church, AFT61 Macpanic, AFT62 Lovely Breeze, AFT63 Mad Hatter, AFT64 The Orgians, AFT65 Chalice, AFT66 Ssaammothrax, AFT67 Panthrax, AFT68 Less Is More Neuromicr 2, AFT69 Paraphilia, AFT70 Psilocybine, AFT71 Childhook, AFT72 Once Upon A Damned, AFT73 For Whom The Bell Tolls, AFT74 Medieval sweetshop, AFT75 Nanoprehistoryx, AFT76 Pictorial Abuse, AFT77 Bestiaire, AFT78 Fanfare From Outer Space, AFT79 X-Cute, AFT80 Medication, AFT81 Wrong DNA, AFT82 Wrong DNA, AFT83 Minimal Disto, AFT84 Abacadabra, AFT85 Pharmaceutical, AFT86 Code Flu, AFT89 High-Diving Blindness, AFT90 Nopix, AFT91 Floppy Disk O, AFT100 Farewell dawn, AFT104 Locked-in Glow, AFT105 Vivant, AFT106 Sharp Gloss, AFT107 Madame Guillotine, AFT108 Newbic, AFT109 Ataxie, AFT110 Strenuous MICR, AFT111 Effaceur, AFT113 Zeppelin Legacy, AFT1010 Jabbering, AFTN1, BUT1 Quarx, BUT2 Newbix, BUT3 Disto Matricielle, BUT4 Tomono, BUT5 Blurred Clown, BUT7 Religious Pill, BUT8 Nopix (octagonal), BUT9 Tipi Video, BUT10 Slanxic Acid, BUT11 Metamphetamental, BUT12 Znorgs, BUT13 Soyokaze, BUT15 Stick Tech, BUT16 Uninteresting Tech.
In the Testament series from 2012 until 2013, we mention Testament 132 New Indication, Testament 131 The New Orgians, Testament 128 Camphre, Testament 126 Neuromoog, Testament 122 Dissecting Geometry, Testament 115 Placenta Numérique, Testament 116 Abnormal Fairy, Testament 109 Madame Guillotine, Testament 85 Axone, Testament 84 Keen, Testament 83 Minimixture, Testament 52 Neuromecha, Testament 51 Liquor, Testament 50 Artlien, Testament 49 Stereo, Testament 48 Bark At The Code, Testament 56 Eroded Eclosion, Testament 55 Lysergic 1a, Testament 54 Inflated, Testament 59 Nimal Nimoy, Testament 60 X-Church, Testament 64 The Orgians, Testament 67 Panthrax, Testament 66 Human Decay, Testament 69 Chalice, Testament 47 Mondrian Drone, Testament 44 Lysergic3a, Testament 42 Lysergic 4a, Testament 27 Arcane, Testament 11 Minimori, Testament 8 Transfix, Testament 7 Lysergic2a, Testament 6 Lysergic 2b [The Lysergic series is about very large (around 200 cases high) grid pixel fonts with a severe inclination to psychedelism], Testament B Formaldehyde, Testament C Neuroticons, Testament Artefact, Testament Back Home, Testament 1 Heterodoxa, and Testament 12 Neo Geo. He also created an Archive series in 2012, which features an ornamental caps typeface called Archive 10, a geometric typeface called Archive 5, TEST PPain, and a textured typeface called Archive 8. He has a Trauma series that features Trauma 145 Razzmatazz Architect, Trauma 126 Lysergeek Boy, Trauma 127 Lysergeek Girl.
Typefaces from 2014: Trauma 155 Overly, Trauma 151 Migraine Bit.
In 2017, Abneurone allowed me to host his 120-strong Abtox series, which grew out of the FontStruct collection between 2014 and 2016. Download directory. All fonts in one zip file. The complete list: Abtox 1 ATAXIE, Abtox 10 GRIEF, Abtox 100 CORRODED SPACESHIP_0, Abtox 101 LYSERGIC GAMMA_1, Abtox 102 TOXIC DATA, Abtox 103 NEUROTIC CHURCH_3, Abtox 104 SCHIZOPHRENIA TYPE_1, Abtox 105 TWO STAGES OF CONTAMINATION_2, Abtox 106 DINOXYDE_1, Abtox 107 FAUN CALL_0, Abtox 108 SMART KIDS_9, Abtox 109 FORBIDDEN APPLE_1, Abtox 11 SANTA CLAWS, Abtox 110 DYSTOPIAN GEOMETRY_0, Abtox 111 CHEMICAL ABERRATION_1, Abtox 112 DOUBLE-DEALING_3, Abtox 113 FORBIDDEN PLANET_4, Abtox 114 KARMIC_4, Abtox 115 DIZZY MOLECULES, Abtox 116 COMPUTING ELSEWHERE_0, Abtox 117 DEEP LOW_2, Abtox 118 MODULOTNIK, Abtox 119 DATACIDE_3, Abtox 12 CLOUD BLOOD, Abtox 120 CLOSE ENCOUNTERS_7, Abtox 13 CHILDHOOK_C, Abtox 14 BACTERIA_0, Abtox 15 ALCESTE_3, Abtox 16 PSILOCYBINE_1, Abtox 17 AXONE_1E, Abtox 18 GALACTIC ORGAN_0, Abtox 19 NEUROMOOG_1, Abtox 2 TANTRISME_1, Abtox 20 UFOLOGY, Abtox 21 PAIN PDJ_4, Abtox 22 MY VALENTINE_0, Abtox 23 SUCROKID, Abtox 24 FLOPPY DISK CODE, Abtox 25 VERKIDGO, Abtox 26 NEO GEO_1, Abtox 27 MANDRAGORE_F, Abtox 28 HORNS TO COME_1, Abtox 29 NITROX BEAT_7, Abtox 3 DECORATORIO, Abtox 30 FLYBUTTER_1, Abtox 31 MATRIX YELL_0, Abtox 32 BUBBLE GUMMY_A, Abtox 33 SPAWN_2, Abtox 34 SQUARRY_0, Abtox 35 BUBONIC AK47_0, Abtox 36 VINAIGRE GOTHIQUE_3, Abtox 37 NEO POMPOUS, Abtox 38 EFFACEUR GLUED_1, Abtox 39 EFFACEUR BAROQUE_8, Abtox 4 OVERLY_6, Abtox 40 EFFACEUR SOLID_3, Abtox 41 EFFACEUR CODA_5, Abtox 42 DARK ATROXID_1, Abtox 43 LUMINOUS ATROXID_9, Abtox 44 DRUGGED UP ATROXID_0, Abtox 45 NEUROMECHANIC, Abtox 46 CAMPHRE_4, Abtox 47 FEAST OF UNIQUE RITES, Abtox 48 CHALICE, Abtox 49 SPACE DRUG_0, Abtox 5 NEW PUPPY_0, Abtox 50 TRONIXHALLEY_1, Abtox 51 NO DUMMY, Abtox 52 LOST CHILDHOOD_1, Abtox 53 TRAUMATOLOGY_0, Abtox 54 THE NEW ORGIANS_7, Abtox 55 AMOEBA PUNK_2, Abtox 56 MEDICATION, Abtox 57 SIDE EFFECTS_3, Abtox 58 RE-VOLT_1, Abtox 59 CYBERNODE_1, Abtox 6 RAZZMATAZZ ARCHITECT_1, Abtox 60 OUTER CHRIST, Abtox 61 NEW CIRCUS_0, Abtox 62 ART DRONE, Abtox 63 COAXIAL_2, Abtox 64 PONG !_2, Abtox 65 LYSERGEEK GIRL_0, Abtox 66 NEWBIC_1, Abtox 67 BRAIN SURGERY_4, Abtox 68 RETROFUTURE PRECIOUS_0, Abtox 69 TRIPTONITE_2, Abtox 7 LOG_3, Abtox 70 NEUROMICR_8, Abtox 71 HUMAN DECAY, Abtox 72 INK LUST_0, Abtox 73 PANTHEIST_2, Abtox 74 X-CUTE_6, Abtox 75 DATAXY_4, Abtox 76 FRAGRANCE_0, Abtox 77 TOOTH AXIS_2, Abtox 78 MADAME GUILLOTINE_0, Abtox 79 NARCO_2, Abtox 8 KOAN, Abtox 80 GENOMETRY_1, Abtox 81 SAFE TRAIN_4, Abtox 82 NO ISLAND, Abtox 83 LOCKED-IN GLOW_5, Abtox 84 ABNORMAL FAIRY_A, Abtox 85 ACME_0, Abtox 86 GLITCHY ELIXIR_1, Abtox 87 BLACK ELIXIR, Abtox 88 NEW INDUCTION_0, Abtox 89 MECAMYTHIC_3, Abtox 9 ABSTEREO_4, Abtox 90 MEDIEVAL SWEETSHOP, Abtox 91 PARAPHILIA_0, Abtox 92 HARD SYNC_3, Abtox 93 SECT TOY_1, Abtox 94 ARTEFACT_2, Abtox 95 SPACE LAB, Abtox 96 WAX, Abtox 97 E.T. PHEUNE HEUME_C, Abtox 98 COLD FLOWERS_2, Abtox 99 INJECTING DOPAMINE_0, Abtox ALIEN TOYS_14, Abtox NEUROTICONS_13, Abtox X-HEADZ_37.
Type designer based in Paris, who makes experimental commercial fonts at "For Home or Office Use" (Frankfurt). One of his families is called Lini (2000, semi-technical). Others: 2Try-Strich, 3Try-Straight, 4Try-kerned, 7Try-Medserif, 8Try-Micro, 12Try-Lego, 131Try-Klinspor, 161Try-Bitter, 172Try-Reg, 1722Try-Fliess Fett, 1721Try-Reg Inline, 174Try-Serif, 1742Try-Serif Fett, 18Try-Annette, Densite, Ouvert, Knubb, Knubb-20, Lini Eins, Lini Drei, Lini-Viers, Love-1, Love-10, NEW FEw, NEW GEw, NEW Klein, sBit34, WIR 2, WIR 3, WIR 4, WIR 6Vi, WIR 7Vi, WIR 7Vi Fat. Achim also runs Vier5 with Marco Fiedler, a graphic design studio. At Vier5, he published the experimental typeface SVT (2010) and the futuristic angular Shake (2010), which was originally designed for the Centre d'art Contemporain de Brétigny in France. [Google] [More] ⦿
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] ⦿
ACME Fonts (or: CHK Design)
Started in 1996, by Christian Küsters and Andy Long (from South London), ACME Fonts is a London-based foundry, offering fonts by Küsters and these designers: Anthony Burrill, Gérard Paris-Clavel&Johannes Bergerhausen, Jean-Lou Désiré, Paul Farrington, Robert Green, Paul Kehra, Henrik Kubel, Simon Piehl, Alex Rich, Carsten Schwesig, Sandy Suffield, Dirk Wachowiak, Anne Wehebrink and Paul Wilson. Christian Küsters is an ex-student of Matthew Carter at Yale. Born in Germany, he now lives in Oberhausen. Buy the fonts at MyFonts. The company evolved, I guess, into CHK Design.
German designers of some experimental 2d and 3d fonts, under the guidance of Professor Tanja Diezmann from the Hochschule Anhalt in Dessau. Fonts include Isometrie (sans), Actiontype Bold (3d), Actiontype Light, Actiontype Serif (slab serif). Using these fonts as base models, several random fonts were constructed by interpolation. Actiontype is managed by Marcus Schaefer in Dessau. [Google] [More] ⦿
Digital artist from Limerick, Ireland. Devian tart link. At FontStruct, he created the ultra thin squarish typeface Lithe (2010). In 2011, he created the thread-themed experimental alphabet I Hate Thread. [Google] [More] ⦿
Manchester, UK-based typographer and digital artist who studied at Pendelton College in Manchester and at The University Of Salford. His stern display typeface High Rise (2010) was inspired by concrete city monsters. In college, he created several other (unfinished) alphabets: i, ii, iii, paper cut typeface, Weekender (counterless, paper cut-out face), Elena (2014, an extreme contrast wedge-serif typeface), McGowan, Mercury (2014, a minimalist stencil typeface), Kraftwerk (2014, octagonal and techno).
Studied Graphic Design at London Guildhall University from 2000-2003. Worked for six months in a design/marketing agency working on commercial projects for clients such as Wella and Vodafone. At present designer for a design/print company based in Newbury, UK. With the experimental typeface Landing Ship, he won an award at the 2005 FUSE competition. [Google] [More] ⦿
Brazilian art director, graphic designer and illustrator based in Los Angeles. Born in 1981 in Sao Paulo. Behance link. He designed various display typefaces for his projects: Mariana (2005) is an experimental typeface for the Havaianas web site. Cristiane (2005) is a Bank Gothic-inspired sans. Mathews (2005) and Ana Rayssa (2005, upright connected script) are experimental types. Antonio (2005) is a fat rounded sans. Josefa (2005) is a grunge typeface created for Brahma Bier. Adilson (2005) is a super-fat display face. Rose (2005) and Douglas (2005, also a super-fat display face) were created for Sensorama ID. Other typefaces include Mark, Mike and Cris. [Google] [More] ⦿
Parisian graphic designer. She created the experimental typeface CLAP (2012) to represent rhythm, and illustrated it on the Serge Gainsbourg song Des clip crap des bang des vlop et des zip.
Adnauseum is an experimental design studio in Brooklyn, NY, run by Christian Acker, an American type designer (b. 1979, Norwalk, CT) who graduated from the Parsons School of Design in New York City in 2002. Christian occasionally guest lectures typography classes at Parsons. He set up Adnauseam in 2002 and Handselecta in 2003.
He designed Sailor Gothic (2003), the Spanish-looking font Sailor Jerry (2002), Joker Straight Letter (2006), Mene One NY Throwie (2006), Mesh One AOK (2006), Meskyle Laid Back (2006), Sabe Ghetto Gothic (2006), and 24Hrs (2002, Cubanica).
Adreson Vilson Vita de Sá
Crazy Sao Paulo-based Brazilian designer (b. 1986) of the grunge typeface Antropofagia (2010). Born in 1986. He also made Futurista (2019: an experimental font), Afronsu (2011), Estaktu (2012, influenced by Sao Paulo's graffiti or pixacao), and Abstract Rua (2012). Aka afronsu Afronsu. [Google] [More] ⦿
Warsaw, Poland-based designer of magnificent experimental typefaces in various vector formats. These include:
Aka Vuuuds. Denpasar, Indonesia-based designer of these typefaces in 2018: Theory, Ezalor (an inky script), Chase (a clean geometric sans family), Manila, Stay, Mono, Lipstick (a signature font), Figo (an inky script), New (sans), York (script), Roth, Reusk Script, Paris, Adelia, Rosie Kiley (a font duo consisting of the titling typeface Track and the script typeface Kiley), Artemis Script, Anter Script, Gloams, Redge, Muster Script, Stylish Script, Georgia Script.
Typefaces from 2017: Bianca (signature font), Lisbeth Script, Wilder Script, Kalisa (signature font), The Bloom, Earnis, Mient, Styler, Erily Script, Miyuki (calligraphic), Mussie, Kesley Script, Faust Script, Recolter (a stunning poster typeface), Caities, Emily (script), Roth, Hukster, Rovist Script, Renith (connected script).
Typefaces from 2016: Hulleva, Callet, Theos Script, Void (rounded sans), Lemonia, Revel (script), First Text (primitive script), Magical Script, Mauret Script (calligraphic), Rosgart (a signature font), Plore (experimental sans), Murtics (a signature font), Infister (minimalist modernist sans), Beafust, Astter (calligraphic script), Humos (connected school script), Hullist (connected handwriting), Happy Tum, Little Bite (children's book font), Millace (calligraphic script), Grafter (connected signage font), Elgard (brush script), Flotus (calligraphic), Pitter (fat finger font), Scripter (formal calligraphic style), Muffet (connected monoline script), Waltus Script (calligraphic and connected), Feruci, Evertype, Breital Script, Castellia, Enough Script, Rollfunk, Hottuf, Staiger (script), Fintype, Themost Script (calligraphic), Fuster Script.
In 2015, he made the brush script typefaces Mauvet Rios, Reusk (a great informal calligraphic typeface), Mostter (calligraphic script), Foldeck (a rounded monoline sans), Quickfox, Serffost, Hurgey, Gothup, Gullick, Wilfur Script and Barkless, the hairline script font Catties, the fine hand-drawn poster font Monofor, the hand-crafted connected script fonts Wellone, Anter Script, Cindelia, Ruffest and Perston, the handpainted Emillyne, Herlock, Forsa, the calligraphic font Herfume (loaded with alternates), the hand-crafted font family Latype (Brush, Hand, Script, Serif, Condensed, Sans, Extras), the brush typefaces Nufertum (a great medieval travel log script), Nufertum Sans, Northline, Stokebridge, Fouyers Script, Heiger Script and Wayback, and of the handwriting font Allegate. He also designed Bubble Tea, Whalerig, Klasdot, Hello June, Retro Board, London Train, Rope&Bag, Strip Box, Yellow Jelly, Wide West, Funky Disco, Fat Burger, Sweet Lollipop, Dance Club, Crazy Type, Avicelyns (a connected script), Blackyard (a monoline connected script), Nanoline Icons which contains 2061 icons divided into 30+ categories: symbol, weather, building, financial & shopping, user, emoticon, hand gesture, medicine, body parts, image, audio, video, music, charts, map, security, document, furniture, kitchen, drink, fruit, food, chat, email, tools, text, communication, business, time, science, laundry, zodiac, kids, energy, animal, clouds, transportation). [Google] [More] ⦿
Ahmad Effendy's FUSELAB fonts
Akira Hayashi (Ainezunouzu) is the Japanese designer of the experimental Latin fonts UzuAutotwo, UzuBalloonO, UzuBalloon, UzuBiscuit, UzuBmp01_06 (pixel), UzuCheeseO, UzuCheese, UzuCracker and UzuRenga. He also made the handwritten kanji fonts UzuPen, UzuPencil, UzuKaku, UzuMaru, UzuFace, UzuOfTsuchiyaB, UzuOfTsuchiya, UzuFude. [Google] [More] ⦿
French digital type foundry, est. 2007, located in Lille. The type coop includes Stéphane Meurice, Xavier Meurice, Sébastien Delobel (the three founders), as well as Jérémie Perrin and Baptiste Servais.
Commercial fonts include these made by Atelier Télescopique: Stone Heure (2007, multiline), Ader, Bepierre (pixel), Beye (pixel), Birinte (experimental), Boureuse (an elegant geometric sans), Byme, Capulco, Ciceron (dot matrix), Delory (clean sans), Dicion (dot matrix), Dixca (pixel), Fisher, Fluo (2012-2014, a stencil font by Xavier Meurice and Sébastien Delobel), Hic, Kune (sans family), Lailuya, Lienne, Mentable (dot matrix), Mento (clean sans), Merik, Miante, Micale, Mulette, Naconda, Nalfabait (dings), Natomi (techno), Nibalsmith (ultra-fat), Norak, Normal, Peindice, Rabik (paperclip face), Raoul, Rijsel (2013, sans), Rondie (kitchen tile), Rubal, Scard, Screenex, Stone Heure (prismatic), Singolo, Sphiquesy, Steroid, Stuce, Tino, Tomica, Treen, Varo, Velinge (dings), Veu, Vrette, Vure, Yoli (dings), Xatif, Zofage.
Corporate typefaces by them include the Quechua family (for the sports company Quechua in Domancy, France), which consists of four typefaces, Bionnassay (for cross-country skiing), Forclaz (mountain hiking), Arpenaz (for recreational hiking) and Capcir (for Nordic skiing).
Freelance graphic designer and photographer in Quatre Bornes, Mauritius, who created an art deco architectural font, Archi, in 2013 as a school project. In 2014, he designed a hairline sans and an experimental geometric typeface. [Google] [More] ⦿
Zurich-based creator of an experimental squarish 3d typeface (2013), tentatively called 360 Degrees.
Nottingham / Derby, UK-based designer. He made the straight-edged experimental display typefaces Lazer Addiktz (2013: free EPS format typeface) and Next Level (2013). In 2016, he published an all caps poster entitled Alphabetica and the octagonal typeface family Ghetto. [Google] [More] ⦿
Czech designer (b. 1964), who holds an MA in Typo/graphic studies from London School of Printing. He founded Alba studio Ltd. in 1996, now Alba Design Press Ltd. in Prague. With his colleagues and design historian Dr. Iva Janakova he co-founded the design magazine Deleatur and served as editor. He teaches at the Academy of Architecture and Design in Prague (where he is a current PhD. candidate) and the Merz Academy in Stuttgart (2002). He was on the organizing committees of the International Graphic Design Biennale in Brno 2004, 2006 and the ATypI Congress 2004 in Prague. At the latter meeting, he and Johanna Balusikova introduced their own project called e-a-t experiment and typography. Creator of Cogito (2004), an experimental typeface. At ATypI 2005 in Helsinki, he spoke on Making democracy visible. [Google] [More] ⦿
Alberto Rodríguez Diaz
Mexican designer of the deco typeface Progessist (2017), the symbolic typeface Maya (2017), the frilly typeface Talaverains (2017) and the experimental Max Font (2017) and Another Rectangular Font (2017). [Google] [More] ⦿
Graduate of Universidad Nacional de Rosario, and co-founder of Designals. Rosario, Argentina-based designer of Sauce Type (2014: experimental), the free modular sans typeface Cunia (2018) and the free bilined typeface Potra (2018).
Graduate of Moscow University of Printing Arts in 2006 where she studied under Alexander Tarbeev. She teaches type design and typography there. In 2007, her book for Russian students on typography was published (English title: Alive Typography). She received many awards for her work and is a frequent speaker at type design conferences. In particular, she received the prestigious Prix Charles Peignot in 2013. After that she became Type Director at ParaType in Moscow.
Designer of the beautiful Cyrillic serif family Leksa (a winner at Paratype K2009) and the accompanying Leksa Sans family from 2004 until 2007. This was followed by equally gorgeous families such as Fence (2009, an ultra-fat artistic beauty). Skoropix is an experimental pixel typeface done with FontStruct.
She also made Belladonna (2008, a stunning modern typeface for Latin and Cyrillic; a winner at Paratype K2009 and Grand Prize winner at Granshan 2011), Skoropix (with FontStruct), and the experimental typeface Cless (2009). She spoke about Cyrillic at ATypI 2008 in St. Petersburg. She received a TypeArt 05 award for the display family Fourty-nine face. Alternate URL.
At MyFonts, one can buy Gorodets [2009: a Russian decoration typeface based on traditional wood-painting style from the town Gorodets on the Volga river, Russia], Leksa and Leksa Sans], Blonde Fraktur (2010: written with a quill by Alexandra Korolkova and prepared in digital form by Alexandra Pushkova), Airy (2010, a curly script), Airy Pictures (2010, animal and plant dingbats), Bowman (2010: a blackboard children's script), PT Serif (2011, Paratype's superfamily of 38 fonts, co-designed with Vladimir Yefimov and Olga Umpeleva; Open Font Library link), PT Circe (2011, a geometric sans family with a neat Thin weight; Third Prize for Cyrillic text typefaces at Granshan 2011), and Cless (2010: ultra fat and counterless).
In 2014, she cooperated with Maria Selezenava on a revamped Journal Sans typeface at Paratype, called Journal Sans New (Latin and Cyrillic). This geometric sans in the style of Erbar Grotesk and Metro Sans is a major extension of the Journal Sans typeface (1940-1956, SPA, in metal form, and 1990s in digital form). Still in 2014, she co-designed Stem, a geometric large x-height Latin / Cyrillic sans serif with optical sizing, with Isabella Chaeva and Maria Selezeneva at Paratype. This was followed in 2015 by Stem Text.
In 2015, she and Alexander Lubovenko co-designed Circe Rounded, which is an extension of her earlier Circe typeface (2011), both published by Paratype. In 2018, Paratype extended that family with Circe Slab (by Alexandra Korolkova and Olexa Volochay). Still in 2015, Alexandra Korolkova and Alexander Lubovenko published Aphrosine at Paratype, a typeface based on pointed pen script and situated somewhere between handwriting and calligraphy. Many alternatives and smart OpenType features help Aphrosine look like real handwriting.
Codesigner of Kudryashev Display (2015, Isabella Chaeva, Alexandra Korolkova and Olga Umpeleva). Kudryashev Display is a set of light and high-contrast typefaces based on Kudryashev text typeface. In addition to Kudryashev Display and Kudryashev Headline typefaces, the type family includes also two Peignotian sans-serif typefaces of the same weight and contrast, with some alternates. The serif styles were designed by Olga Umpeleva in 2011, the sans styles were created by Isabella Chaeva in 2015 with the participation of Alexandra Korolkova.
In 2016, she designed FF Carina, a delicate and absolutely stunning decorative didone.
In 2018, Alexandra Korolkova and Manvel Shmavonyan designed Fact at Paratype. Fact (2018) is based on Frutiger. The Fact type system contains 48 upright styles with variations in width and weight and eight italics of normal width. At the end of 2018, Alexandra Korolkova, Alexander Lubovenko, and the Paratype team finished Six Hands, which is a collection of six hand-crafted typefaces: Black, Brush, Chalk, Marker, Condensed and Rough.
Freelance Italian graphic designer, b. near Piacenza, 1976, who graduated with an M.S. in Industrial Design in 2004 from the Politechnic of Milan with a thesis entitled Ernesto Hemingway: una font tra letteratura e tipografia: a font between literature and typography. In it, he describes his typeface Ernesto Hemingway. At ATypI 2005 in Helsinki, he spoke about that same typeface. Initially, he worked in Rome, with interests extending across linguistics, book design, information design, calligraphy, lettering, visual identities, and designing with multiple languages. In 2005, he took a position as graphic design instructor at the Department of Graphic Design of Bilkent University (Bilkent, Ankara, Turkey). In 2007, he took a position at the Izmir University of Economics in Izmir, Turkey. In 2010 he co-founded ISType, a lecture and workshop series devoted to encouraging typographic literacy in Turkey. Presently he teaches typography and type design at Texas State University, School of Art & Design. He is the typographer and graphic designer for Contra Mundum Press (CMP), a boutique publisher based in New York and Paris that specializes in world literature and other genres.
He created these typefaces:
At ICTVC 2007, he spoke about 20th century Bodonians. Typophile link. Alessandro's page with hundreds of useful links. Behance link. Klingspor link. Home page. PDF file with samples of his fonts. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
During his studies at Istituto Vittorio Emanuele III di Palermo, in sicily, Alessio d'Amico created the stencil typeface Just Me (2015). He also designed the absolutely wonderful experimental typeface Morse Code in 2015. [Google] [More] ⦿
Software developer in Bucharest, Romania, who specializes in generative and algorithmic art and design. Github page. He has used Andreas Koller's Fontastic tool to create a family of generative experimental typefaces in 2015. [Google] [More] ⦿
Alex is a senior Visual Communications and Advertising student at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ. He created the (free) ultra fat typeface A/Bru Subtle (2010). Home page of A Bru Design in Flagstaff, AZ. [Google] [More] ⦿
Alex Camacho Studio
Alex Camacho Pizarro
Metra (2012) is a gorgeous techno display face.
Caterham, UK-based designer. Creator of the experimental circle-based typeface Circle One (2012). During his studies at University of the Creative Arts Farnham in the UK, Alex Davies designed the experimental typeface Triangle One (2013) and the hipster deco typeface New Type (2018). [Google] [More] ⦿
Creator of a few fun experimental fonts. One, Volvo 240SW (2015) is inspired by the boxy shape of the Volvo 240 Station Wagon. Another, Paco (2015), is modular and circular. In 2016, he designed Niblets, Bevelry,Paco, Quobe. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
During her studies at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Alex Tatro created the experimental typeface Chevwrite (2014). In 2018, she published the free fashion mag typeface V Fancy. [Google] [More] ⦿
Brooklyn, NY-based grandson of Joan Trochut of Super-Veloz fame, b. 1981, Barcelona. After completing his studies at Elisava Escola Superior de Disseny in Barcelona, Alex established his own design studio in Barcelona before relocating to New York City.
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 has created design, illustration and typography for a diverse range of clients: Nike, Adidas, The Rolling Stones, Katy Perry, BBC, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, The Guardian, The New York Times and Time Magazine. 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 2013, Barcelona-based creative agency, Herraiz Soto commissioned Alex Trochut to create an original typeface collection titled Raw for Notegraphy.
In 2017, he made the color font Megazero at Fontself in Opentype SVG format.
In 2018, Alex Trochut and Sudtipos cooperated on Utopian and Dystopian. Utopian is a color font family based on primary colors and pure geometric shapes, influenced by Bauhaus and De Stijl. Dystopian, its black and white companion with square features of Renner's original Futura drawings, emits a darker look and evokes Trumpian gloom and doom.
Oslo-based graphic designer and art director who has desiged some logotypes. Behance link. He used black censureship strips to create the calligraphic experimental typeface Shame (2010). [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Johannesburg, South Africa. Behance link.
He created some experimental typefaces, alongside some display fonts. Examples: Kokface (a constructivist beauty), a circle-themed stencil face, Revolt, and an octagonal face. In 2012, he made another set of experimental typefaces called Engineering. [Google] [More] ⦿
During his studies in Malmö, Sweden, Alexander Örn (b. 1993) designed the monoline sans typeface Prokrastina (2016). In 2017, he made the angular typeface Rakel and the vernacular sans typeface Folke. In 2018, he added a typeface specially designed for aircraft cockpits: there are many diagonal lines, which are less influenced by the (horizontal and vertical) vibrations of the airplane. [Google] [More] ⦿
Berlin-based designer (b. 1978, Ostfildern-Ruit) who studied at FH Wiesbaden. Creator of the unbelievable experimental font Wirefox (Die Gestalten, 2006), consisting of diagonal lines only. See it to believe it! He also designed Ambiva, which creates the illusion of type by showing the characters' shade only.
Graphic designer, who has made Thin (2009, octagonal), Arrow (2009), Decade (2009), Fat (2009), Hiploe (2009), Player (2009, upright connected script), Mini (Bauhaus style), Winter (paperclip face), and Unic (experimental). Some typefaces can be bought. Old link at Die Gestalten. [Google] [More] ⦿
Catalan graphic and type designer. For her final thesis project in Barcelona, Alexandra Echevarria created Andtype (2013, a Peignotian slightly flared typeface named after the country of Andorra). In 2011, she created the experimental typeface CHii. [Google] [More] ⦿
Mexican creator of Maming (2012, spindly), the pixelish typeface Mattta Ahari (2011), Coluca Modern Side (2011, an octagonal semi-stencil face), the sturdy poster typeface La Camerino (2011), the grungy Indieo (2010), the condensed typefaces Tipulada (2011) and Condenzel (2011), the experimental typeface Autobahn (2011), the squarish NRCO (2011) and the experimental Vai Gone (2011).
Russian graphic and type designer. His mostly experimental typefaces include Isopronto (2011, geometric), Vampire (2011), Blamed Neverland (2011, a connect-the-dots face), Lighter (techno), and Coffee (2011, ultra-condensed). [Google] [More] ⦿
Medical imaging researcher and specialist at Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi, Mexico. He hooked up with Mexican type designer Manolo Guerrero and together, they co-designed the experimental typeface Sonotipo (2015) that emulates a cardiogram or other medical electronic signal. Sonotipo won an award at Tipos Latinos 2016. Home page. [Google] [More] ⦿
During his studies, Madrid, Spain-based Alfonso Armenteros Parras designed the free pixel font family Notorobo (2017) for Memex's UI. He also created the experimental geometric typeface Stijla (2017). [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in London, UK. While still in Milan in 2012, she created a multilayered display face. In 2015 she designed an experimental multi-stroke type system called Designer Dream---the strokes are fixed but one can chose from a selection of outlines.
Graduate from FADU, University of Buenos Aires, who created the squarish text typeface Gloomy (2008). At Behance, we learn that she is from Singapore (if it is the same Alicia Lee). There she published Shysosa (fat counterless face), Sensosa (gridded face) and Resosa (counterless display face) in 2011. [Google] [More] ⦿
American type, web, and brand designer in Baltimore, MD. She combined Adobe Caslon and Gill Sans to make a blended experimental typeface in 2010. View her typographic study of Gill Sans. [Google] [More] ⦿
He created Foldgami, Apollo 13 (techno, futuristic), Fatgami, Origamia, Paper Roll, Alt Retro (2010, multilined family), Alt Tiwo (2010, fat counterless), Alt Matey (2010, a family that includes a multiline style; the piano key typeface Alt Matey V2 followed in 2012), ALT Lautus (2010, a minimalistic monoline sans family), Japanese Cities Type Experiment (2010), ALT Alternatice (2010), ALT Vxt11 (2010, a high-contrast art deco octagonal face), ALT Aeon (2010, a unicase but multiline family), Alt Re 32 (2010, techno), ALT Mun (2010, a curlified family), ALT Breo (2011, octagonal family), ALT Exline (2011), Jun Script (2011, connected contemporary upright script), ALT Ayame (2011, condensed squarish family ain the piano key style, +Long), Alt UAV31 (2011, an octagonal experiment), Alt Moav (2011, a striking geometric caps face. Images: i, ii, iii), Alt Geko (2011, an art deco caps face), and Archetype (unicase, Bauhaus).
Typefaces made in 2012: DNR001 (hipster style), ALT Kora (for the identity of Drone), ALT Fat (monospaced squarish caps face), ALT Exodus (sci fi face), Alt Wet (a paint splatter face), Alt Sku (ornamental didone face), Alt Robotechnica (pixel face), Exodus (a blackletter style straight-edged typeface), Juk01 (an ornamental mechanical, or steampunk, typeface), Alt Sake (a thin condensed poster typeface).
Typefaces from 2014: Ren (a free vintage display typeface family).
The free fonts as of 2015: ALTBELY, AltJoli, AltPixelsGoneBad, AltRe32-Duo, AltRe32-Normal, AltRenDuo, AltRenRegular, AltRenRetro, AltRenShadow, AltRetroBlack, AltRetroBold, AltRetroLight, AltRetroRegular, AltRetroThin, Alt-Twitchy, AltVxt11, Altapollo13, AltAeon-Black, AltAeon-Bold, AltAeon-Light, AltAeon-Medium, AltAeon-Thin, AltAeonRegular, AltAxlDeco, AltAxlRegular, AltDEVILE, AltGeko-AltGeko, AltMateyv2-Black, AltRobotechnica, AltSku, AltSkuItalic, AltUAV31, AltWet, Altapollo13-Black, Altapollo13, althazer, altsmaq2.8, altsmaq4.8, altsmaq6.8, altsmaq8.8, altexodus, altfatgami, altfatitalic, altfatregular, altfoldgami.
Typefaces from 2016: Sadistic (a free scratchy font), System Code (free programming font).
Typefaces from 2017: Rekt, Rogue (free).
Typefaces from 2018: Alt Catwalk (a fashion mag typeface family), Frantic, Looper (a compass-and-ruler font), Silent Scream (a free dry brush font).
Free experimental fonts consisting of pieces of text, made by Paul Chan of Alternumerics: Blurrybutnotblind (2001), SelfPortraitasaFontV2 (2001), Sexualhealingshiftfor (2000), Thefuturemustbesweet (2000), ActUpBeta2001 (2001, with Mary Patten), Politicstocome (2005), Therivergone (2005), Thewavegone (2005). [Google] [More] ⦿
Graduate of Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver. Creator of the free information design typeface Fabrica (2011, Practice Foundry). He wanted to make Fabrica into the most legible typeface for mobile screens.
His Rytm typeface (2011, renamed Theatre I think) is an experiment: Rytm was built based on the height and width, letter spacing and kerning of Helvetica. Yes indeed, each Helvetica glyph was replaced by a correctly sized black rectangle.
While studying at Washington University in St. Louis in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, this New Yorker designed the experimental typeface Dry Martini (2012)---this typeface consists of thick circles and arcs, and thin sticks. [Google] [More] ⦿
During her graphic design studies in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, Ami Littlefair created Paperclip (2013), Colostic (2013: purely geometric shapes), Backtrack (2013) and Croudi (2013, a stitching typeface). Inspired by the constructivist movement, she created Geometric Typeface (2013) by superposing and juxtaposing geometric solids. Other geometric experiments include Line Alphabet (2013), Diagonal Alphabet (2013, a stitching font), Connecting Alphabet (2013).
In 2014, she made the free hipster font Aesthetika.
Amy Kilner (Sheffield, UK) was inspired by Kandinsky's paintings when she created the Kandinsky Font (2013, Font Bureau).
Anik Ya (An An) is the graphic designer in Saint Petersburg, Russia, who created the design culture typeface Rasoir (2014), named after the Miu Miu Rasoir sunglasses. She also created the experimental typeface Kaiv (2014), which is named after sunglasses by Paul Smith. [Google] [More] ⦿
Ana Estrada Martos is a UX/UI developer in Madrid, Spain. In 2018, she designed the free experimental modular typeface family Dana. This typeface, conceived in an 11x12 grid, consists of lines and circle arcs, and is named after the X-Files star Dana Scully. The font is also coded directly in HTML. [Google] [More] ⦿
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 noteworthy. Her experimental typeface Floating Typescapes won an award at ProtoType in 2016.
Graphic designer in Barcelona. In 2016, she created the sturdy text typeface Cantera, perhaps most useful for engineering and building applications. Quantum (2016) is an experimental typeface based on circles, while Avier (2016) is even more experimental, while staying in the techno realm. [Google] [More] ⦿
Danish graphic designer and art director in Odense, who works at STUPID Studio. He created a great geometric modular typeface by superimposing simple geometric figures, and called it Paxono (2010). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Batel, Curitiba, Brazil-based foundry of Anderson Maschio (b. 1980, Curitiba).
Creator of the ultra-fat decorative face Chumbitos (2007, a winner in the experimental type category at Tipos Latinos 2008), available from MyFonts (this was followed by Chumbit02). He also made the experimental type family consisting of Anark Diet Stencil, Anark Fat Stencil, and Anark Natural Stencil (2007). Creator of Magricela (2009, octagonal). He is working on Austera (2007, a basic sans) and Phyta (2007, an experimental typeface with stretched out connected letters).
In 2016, he made a custom font for Juliano Monteiro Studio.
Andre Toet Design (was: SO Design)
Andre Toet Design (and before that, SO Design is a Dutch studio run by André Toet (b. 1950, Den Haag). He was educated at the KABK under Gerrit Noordzij from 1974 until 1976, and at the Central School of Art and Design in London under Nicolete Gray from 1976 until 1977. From 1979 until 1980, he worked as a designer at Total Design with Jurriaan Schrofer and Wim Crouwel. Andre Toet Design is located in Apeldoorn (was: Amsterdam).
Creator of Artu (2012, monospaced display face), Battersea (multiline face), Billiard (2012), Bloggy (experimental), AT Move Bloggy (2010), Decoupe (experimental), AT Move Decoupé (2012: a modular font based on a French game from 1906), Holborn, Mezzo (mimimalist), AT Move Pipi (2012, a playful textured caps typeface created jointly with Jasper Nijssen), AT Move Mezzo, AT Move Powerplay (1976, and redone in 2011: multilined), Musica, Nath, Powerplay, Tremelo, Wiggle.
Creations from 2012: AT Move Holborn (a 3d outlined neon sign face), AT Move Tremelo (based on the logotype Microtel), Artu, AT Move Wyggle, AT Move Wolfszn, AT Move Skewy (2012), AT Move Specx and AT Move Specx Stencil (a slab serif based on the cover of a 1955 French School-Notebook; help with the design from Jasper Nijssen).
Typefaces made in 2013: AT Move Altera, AT Move Altera, AT Move Herengracht (an inline typeface), AT Move Artu Super Super Heavy, AT Move Bulky (glaz krak font), AT Move Quipo (an amoebic font), AT Move MMM (with Jasper Terra and Jasper Nijssen: a rounded organic sans typeface. They write: The design is based on a old Soap-Powder advertisement. MMM is very useful for headings and/or logotypes.), AT Move Strano (squarish stencil), AT Move Nath (optical illusion typeface first made in 1974 at the Central School of Art and Design in London, and digitized in 2013 with the aid of Jasper Terra).
Typefaces from 2015: Bombola.
Typefaces from 2016: AT Move Bombola (elliptical style).
Typefaces from 2017: Tremelo.
Typefaces from 2018: Powerplay (trilined).
Graphic designer and typographer in Ferndale, MI. She did some type posters (e.g., on the Arts and Crafts Movement), and some calligraphic work. She also designed some experimental typefaces. [Google] [More] ⦿
During her studies at the Danish school of Media and Journalism in Copenhagen, Andrea Gyldenör designed the 3d typeface View (2015) and the geometric experimental typeface Peak (2015). [Google] [More] ⦿
Andrea Malpede (Nocive Laboratory, Naples, Italy) works in London. He created the ornamental alphabet called Maxicanito Nocive Font (2011). He also did Baboletor (2011, a superposition of basic geometric shapes), and Busy (2011).
Reproducing his bio: I'm a graphic designer graduated from PUC-Rio and co-author of the illustration book "FUNK what beat is this," published in 2009 by Aeroplano. During 2010, I gave lectures on the development process of the book at PUC-Rio and ESDI. I have specialization in Printmaking at the Rhode Island School of Design and Business Management at IBMEC-Rio. I have worked at 19 design, O Globo Online and Yahoo! Brazil. I currently live in New York and attend the MFA in Communication Design at Pratt Institute. During the summer of 2012, I was part of the creative team of the Rio2016 Olympic and Paralympic games.
During his studies at Campus Agreste da UFPE, Caruaru, Brazil-based André Felipe (b. 1997) designed the modular typeface Eferena (2016), the pixel typeface Sneak Attack (2016), the squarish typefaces Soccer Jersey (2016), Porque (2016) and Quatro (2016, inspired by Bauhaus), the pixel font Peepo (2016), Beheaded (2016), and the slatted typeface Retrosynthwave (2016).
Typefaces from 2017: Greetings (experimental).
Belgian artist, b. 1954, Antwerpen. The DITT writes this about him: André is an adult dyslexic. At Bridges 2009, he presented an experimental typeface on which he had been working since 1975, under the title Zen Art. In 2007, he created another experimental geometric face, Alphabet Candy. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Berlin. His typefaces include Asgard Grotesk (2012), Evil Neue (2012, sans), Jjang (2012), Ladro (2012), Schicke (2012, geometric sans), Tano (2012), Sherman Mono (2012), Tsukunft (2012, experimental), Arsene (2012), Decodorant (2012), Kirky (2012), Nordfrost (2012), Sedadda (2012), Sloth (2012, an avant garde sans), Svangard (2012), Yueah Mono (2012), and Kamek (2012, a great feather pen rendering of a Venetian renaissance typeface).
Graphic designer from Bucharest (and now Burriana, Spain) who made these typefaces in 2011: STT, Rock, Square, Desgraciado, Cylon, Kalypso, Dgtl, Passio, Sting, and VCT. Via Dos Cabrones, he partners with Vian Peanu.
Bucharest, Romania and now New York City and/or Barcelona-based super-artist, award-winning photographer, art director, illustrator and rising star. In 2017, he set up Typeverything in Barcelona together with a few other type designers. He showcases extraordinary colored geometric experimental typefaces made in 2007 such as Idea, Trick Fun, Trick Squared, Trick (wow!). In 2009, he made Bs, Merci, Metropolis, Origami, and Think. In 2011, this was followed by Funky.
In 2015, he published the retro signage script typeface Robu Bold (originally created in 2010) and the thin connected script typeface Kitsune at The Designers Foundry.
Typefaces from 2016: Fat Stencil Numerals, and the connected retro script typeface Motorino (The Designers Foundry).
Typefaces from 2017: Robu Grotesk, Robu Choco Script (upright signage script), Robu Sport Numerals, Robu Stencil, Zufo (a great children's book or comic strip typeface family), Robu Display (fat didone style).
Typefaces from 2018: Misfits (blackletter). In 2014, he designed the art deco typeface Fitzroy Display for the Fitzroy Condos in New York. He published Vance Serif together with Kevin Cantrell who wrote: Vance Serif began as a proprietary typeface for Clayton Vance Architecture. Inspired by classical Roman architecture and proportions, Vance burgeoned from geometric angles and slants to decorative swashes and serifs to give life and nuance; architecture vivified by the human persona.
Andreu Balius Planelles
Born in Barcelona in 1962, Andreu Balius studied Sociology in the Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona (1980-1984), and graphic design at IDEP in Barcelona (1985-1989). He holds a PhD in Design from the University of Southampton (UK). He founded Garcia Fonts&Co in Barcelona in 1993 to show his experimental designs. He cofounded Typerware in 1996 with Joancarles P. Casasín. Typerware existed until 2001 and was based in Santa Maria de Martorelles, a village near Barcelona. He cofounded Type Republic (see also here), and ran Andreu Balius (tipo)graphic design. He is presently an associate professor at Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona.
Balius won a Bukvaraz 2001 award for Pradell. Pradell also won an award at the TDC2 Type Directors Club's Type Design Competition 2002. SuperVeloz (codesigned with Alex Trochut) won an award at the TDC2 2005 type competition.
At ATypI 2005 in Helsinki, he spoke on Pradell and Super-Veloz. Speaker at ATypI 2006 in Lisbon. At ATypI 2009 in Mexico City, he spoke about the Imprenta Real. Coorganizer of ATypI 2014 in Barcelona.
Author of Type at work. The use of Type in Editorial Design, published in English by BIS (Amsterdam, 2003).
Maidstone, United Kingdom-based programmer. Designer of the experimental typefaces Circula Track (2016) and GX Stretched Lines (2016), and the free grungy hand-crafted typeface GX Ruff Stuff (2016).
Andrew Byrom was born in Liverpool, England in 1971. After Graduating from the University of East London in 1996 he opened his own design studio and worked for various clients including Penguin Books, The British Academy of Composers and Songwriters, The Industrial Design Centre, Time Out Online and The Guardian Newspaper. Around this time he also began teaching graphic design at The University of Luton and Central Saint. Martins. Byrom moved to the USA in 2000 to teach at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL. He has recently been commissioned to design typefaces and type treatments for Elle Decoration, The New York Times Magazine, McGraw-Hill, and Turner Classic Movies. In 2006 he moved to Long Beach to take up an Associate Professor position at California State University, where he is currently the Area Head of the Graphic Design Department. He created the experimental typeface Interiors (2002), about which AIGA writes: Interiors (3D type) is a collaboration between type designer Andrew Byrom and designer Joel Wolter. It was originally conceived as a digital font (Interiors) and was inspired by an old wooden chair in Byrom's office that, when looked at from a certain angle, resembled the letter h. Using the three-dimensional principles of this simple form, and closely adhering to type design conventions, 26 letters of the alphabet were drawn and generated as a font. The characters were then constructed in three dimensions using tubular steel into full-scale furniture frames. Because the underlying design concept is typographical, the end result becomes almost freestyle furniture design. Letters like m, n, o, b and h can be viewed as simple tables and chairs, but other letters, like e, g, a, s, t, v, x and z, become beautifully abstract pieces of furniture. He also made the distressed font Bloodclot, the stencil family Byro Stencil (free), Byro Sans, 1byrosquare (2000), 2byroround (2000), ByroBlock Stencil (2000, stencil), Concussion (dot matrix with various size dots), Easy Vie, Venetian (2009, like Venetian blinds), Fresh (1995, scratchy type), Ply, Rage, St. Auden, Bandaid (2006), 3D Dot Matrix. He divides his time between teaching, designing for various clients and playing with his sons, Auden and Louis. He has recently been commissioned to design typefaces and type treatments for Elle Decoration, The New York Times Magazine, McGraw-Hill, and Turner Classic Movies. In 2006 he moved to Long Beach to take up an Associate Professor position at California State University, where he is currently the Area Head of the Graphic Design Department. Speaker at ATypI 2009 in Mexico City. [Google] [More] ⦿
During his studies at the University of Huddersfield, Andrew Edward Fish (Blackpool, UK) created Only Human (2015), a very experimental circular typeface inspired by El Lissitzky's brand of constructivism. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Andrew Lockhart (b. Sandy, OR) runs Andrew Lockhart Design in Montana, where he is a student at Montana State University. As a FontStructor, he made Thick Round, Sport Classic (athletic lettering face), Thin Stripe, Bold Stripe, and Stripe Bold in 2010. Locked Up (2010) is based on a vector image of a combination lock.
In 2012, he started Ukrainian Type.
During her studies at ESAG Penninghen in Paris, Angèle Banus designed the bilined display typeface Esoteria (2017). In 2015, she designed two experimental typefaces as a tribute to Belgian singer Stromae. [Google] [More] ⦿
Angela Michanitzi (AVMC Studios, London, UK) created the tweetware squarish typeface AM Oceanus in 2014. Other typefaces include Hyperion (oriental simulation face), Water, Crystal (experimental typeface), Dione (3d), Crius, and AM Gaea (2014). Angela lectures at the University of the Arts in London.
Mexican designer of the hand-printed Bolita, the kids typefaces Nino and Bíblica, the unicase Bauhaus, the round typeface Aqua, the grunge typefaces Gap and Heart, the handwriting typefaces Pessoa and Pincelazo, Geometrics, Matisse, the minimalist typeface Moogdula, Offset, the sans typeface Quatro, the windowed typeface Ventana, Voluble, Starline, Santa Clara, the trekkie typeface Wet Alien, and the experimental typeface Chida, mentioned here. [Google] [More] ⦿
Angus R. Shamal
Graduate of the University of Applied Sciences, Hamburg, Germany, who was initially associated with URW++ in that city. Co-designer with Michael Hoffmann of the stamped font URW Urban (2013). She also made the strong-willed handwriting typeface Quendel (2013, URW++; extended in 2015 to include the textured Quendel Wood and the eroded Quendel Crayon) and Hangulatin (2014, URW++). Hangulatin applies the principles of Hangul to make letter combinations in Latin. See also Hangulatin EN (2016).
In 2018, she set up her own typefoundry, and published Umba Sans, a 30-style family that exudes joy and is useful for display applications. It is accompanied by Umba Soft (2018) and Umba Slab (2019). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
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] ⦿
During her graphic design studies at the Moholy-Nagy University of Arts Budapest, Hungary, Anna Balizs created the experimental geometric typeface Triongl (2013).
Designer of the playful typeface Redrum (2014), and of the experimental typefaces Muscari (2014), Eat (2014), Milk (2014), Forest Fish (2014) and Polychrome (2014). Anna is based in Saint Petersburg, Russia. [Google] [More] ⦿
Kansas City, MO-based creator of the distorted typeface Para (2012), which was designed during her studies at the Kansas City Art Institute.
Graphic designer in Moscow. During a type design workshop in 2017, Anna Lukyanchenko designed the dada typeface Psychodelic Serifim. She writes: I was inspired by Dmitrovskaya station in Moscow metro and created two sets of characters, based on trapezium: characters from one set are wide on the top, and from the other set on the bottom. They can be combined or used separately. This Latin / Cyrillic all caps typeface has no relationship with the psychedelic style of the 1960s and 1970s. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Lyon, France. She created the colorful textured geometric solid typeface Dyslexie (2013), the geometric display typeface Codex (2016), and the connect-the-dots electronic circuit typeface Le Lien (2016, FontStruct). [Google] [More] ⦿
Singapore-based creator of the straight-edged experimental typeface January (2013) and of Kontora (2013), a hand-drawn typeface that emulates the stark contours that marked the typefaces of the beautiful women in the Tang dynasty in China and the Meiji period in Japan.
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 typefaces. Neu Nouveau (2011) is a curly art nouveau face. Numera (2011) is an organic fashion mag face. Killoton (2011) is super-fat and beautiful.
Typefaces from 2013: Canada (alchemic).
In 2015, he created a series of posters called Vignelliisms illustrating one-liners by Massimo Vignelli.
Anton Koovit was born in Tallinn, Estonia, in 1981, and studied graphic design at the Estonian Academy of Arts, ESAG Paris and at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. In 2006, he obtained a masters in type design at KABK in Den Haag. Anton set up his own company Khork OÜ in 2006. In 2007 he moved to Berlin, Germany. He is "extraordinary assistant professor" of typography/type design at the Estonian Academy of Arts.
In 2012, he and Yassin Baggar set up Fatype, a type foundry in Berlin and Neuchatel, Switzerland.
His most well known typeface design is Adam BP (2007, B&P Foundry), a 4-weight sans family. He also designed Aleksei (2010, unreleased serif face), GQ Slab, GQ Baton (b Anton Koovit and Yassin Baggar), U8 (2010: a grotesk family based on lettering in the Berlin underground), Arvo (2010: a free slab serif family at Google Font Directory, co-designed with Yassin Baggar).
Hamburg-based designer of Cleptotronik (2012), a 3d visual effects caps alphabet.
Domen Fras completed his masters at London's Central Saint Martin's College of Art & Design in 2000. In 2002 he founded the type & design studio Aparat in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Since 2011 he is a full-time assistant professor at the Faculty of Natural Sciences at the University of Ljubljana. Speaker at ATypI 2014 in Barcelona. His largely experimental work:
Designer and illustrator Apirah Infahsaeng ("Synthetic Automatic", Brooklyn, NY) made Elastic (2004), based on wrapping a series of rubber bands around a 3x3 pegboard grid. Four (2004) takes inspiration from the dot matrix display in the popular children's game Connect Four. Seven Board of Cunning (2004) is a modular paper fold typeface constructed with Chinese tangram puzzle tiles. In 2004, he also made an ascii typeface drawn from Helvetica Neue R, created and manipulated using Microsoft Word [sic], called Helvetica Neue R Microsoft Word. He studied art at the University of Connecticut. In 2008, he drew a custom didone display typeface for New York Magazine. [Google] [More] ⦿
Aquila Quentin (aka Qkila on the fluid) is a French designer, most likely located in Nimes. Creator of the human typeface dingbat font Fluid Death Qkila (2011), of Vandal on The Fluid (2011, shadow display face), of Broken Fluid (2011), Fluid Christmas (2011), Fluid Spiral (2011), Rock n Fluid (2011) and of the counterless geometric typeface Cube Kila (2011).
In 2013, he designed Level 01, Bombing, Quenelles, La Bande en Baskets (baseball script), Super Cube, Smoke The World, Mr. Poppey, Haricot Magique, Moulin Rouge, Slam (a confident script face), Je n'aime pas le lundi, Love You Mom (+Shadow), Felix (brushy script), Carte Postale (neatly hand-printed letters), Dos Campos, Promotion (grungy caps), Shoes Center, Vertige, Sold Out, Chomage (a textured typeface), Origine du Monde, Metropolis, Crazy Cookies (a 3d face), Spectro, Sea&Turtle, Vamos A La Playa, Bad Boy (dingbats), Yo Mama (outlined typeface), Fat & Cap, Miaou, Basscrw, Fluid LCD, Jam Session, and Fluid Maska (grunge), La Chim de 23:50, Milk Shake Fraise, Made in France, Quand Tu N'es Pas La (a shaded typeface), Souvenir, Filament Galactique, Street Hunter, Eau de Rose, Good Life, Poker Style, Painterz, Spoutnik (constructivist typeface), Jeans de Nîmes, Clothing Brands (script), Moulin Rouge, Mexican Fiesta (Victorian ornamental typeface).
Typefaces from 2014: This Night (grunge), Mirabelle (fat brush script), Kaleidoscopic Vision (dingbats), Kaleidoscopic Mind (dingbats), Chrome, Ghetto Fabulous, Pink Vapor (upright connected brush script), Cargo, Snack, Queen of Today (script), Trouble (grunge), Hip Hop Lab 1, Grind, Road Trip (graffiti font).
Typefaces from 2015: Moi Je M'en Fous (brush script), Peinture Fraiche (fresh paint sign emulation).
Typefaces from 2016: Bigiliw Patterns (ornaments).
Ari Weinkle (Brookline, MA) created the circle-and-straight segment typeface Sisyphus (2012).
Ariana Pereira (Viseu, Portugal) made the experimental typefaces PAC ABC (2011) and Castelo Branco (2011). Still in 2011, she made an experimental modular typeface that is modeled after Supertipo Veloz. [Google] [More] ⦿
Ariel Di Lisio
Illustrator and designer in Mumbai, India, who studied at M S University of Baroda, class of 2012. In 2017, he designed the experimental 3d typeface Imaginarium for the 3d printing company Imaginarium. This is possibly the first font that can be printed in 3 dimensions. [Google] [More] ⦿
Puerto Rican type designer, b. 1991. He lives in Caguas. His first type design is the experimental typeface Just Around The Corner (2010). His foundry is called ArmandoP.
ARS Type (was ARS Design)
ARS Type is an Amsterdam-based foundry with some commercial fonts by Angus R. Shamal. Shamal had earlier published fonts with T-26 and Plazm. Fonts can be bought via Fontshop.
The fonts: AudioVisual1, Code, Kamp, Kamp Serif, Retro City, OCRU, Toycube, Mortal, Maquette (1999-2000), Angelring, ARS Bembo, Contrast, Dandy, EcologyModern, Hartu (handwriting), Temper, ARS Novelty (2011, a free hybrid style face), ARS Polythene (pixel font family), Misanthry, Syntax (OsF format sans serif), CensorSans (1994), CensorSerif (1994), Credit (1995), Epilogue.pfa (1995), Exert (T-26), Humain-Graphica (1995), Humain-Synthetica (1995), Platrica (1994), Roscent (1995), ARSFortune (2000, futuristic), ARS Region (2002, Bauhaus sans), District (experimental), Descendiaan, Zero Rate (futuristic), Tegel (1998, stencil, kitchen tile), Twenty (octagonal, techno), Trio (dot matrix fonts), Maquette (1999), Region, Product (2007, sans typefaces), Mr Archi, Prime (display), Deviata (unicase face), Forum I-AR (after Forum I, a 1948 font by Georg Trump), Freie Initialen-AR (2007, after a 1928 set of caps for Stempel Garamond), Fry's Ornamented (2007; a revival of Ornamented No. 2 which was cut by Richard Austin for Dr. Edmund Fry in 1796), Graphique-AR (2007; a shaded typeface based on a 1946 design by Eidenbenz for Haas), Gravur-AR (2007; a digital version of a type designed by Georg Trump and issued as Trump-Gravur by Weber in 1960), Initiales Grecques (after a Firmin Didot design, ca. 1800), Lutetia Open (2007; based on Jan Van Krimpen's Lutetia), Old Face Open (2007; a digitization of Fry's Shaded, an open all caps Baskerville cut by Isaac Moore for Fry, ca. 1788), Open Capitals (2007, after Jan Van Krimpen's 1928 typeface for Enschedé called Open Kapitalen), Romulus Capitals (2007; after the caps series by Jan Van Krimpen, 1931), Romulus Open (2007; after the Open series by Jan Van Krimpen, 1936), Rosart 811 (2007; open caps after Enschedé no. 811 by Rosart), Zentenar Initialen (2007; based on blackletter initials of F.H.E. Schneidler, ca. 1937).
FontStructor who made Weee (2010), Qada (2010, blackboard bold open face), Qada Treuga (2010, Mexican-themed), Queue BB (2010), Queue (2010, art deco), Tribe Lock (2010, gridded), Calcula (2010, + rounded: an LED family), Verba (2010, dot matrix face), Oldecod (2010, dot matrix face), Polynomial semiserif (2010), Phosphora (2010, texture face), Znot (2011), Robotic Handwriting (2011), Thinkapth (2011), Endomorphism (2011), Caseda (2011), Zare Ornamental Border (2011), Spheretta 5x7 (2011, dot matrix typeface with circles), Kryptos (2014), Subpixel A (2014), aHexasegment (2015). [Google] [More] ⦿
Cecelia "Cecy" Rodriguez ("Art Serrano", Tampico, Mexico) designed the techno typeface Electric Feel (2010), Chilly (2009, hand-printed, hairline) and Crazy Diamond (2009, black typeface with small holes). Fontsy link Behance link. Dafont link. [Google] [More] ⦿
St. Petersburg-based Russian designer of Reflex, a typeface that marries old ustav influences with modern scripts, SirSerif, Line Font (pixelish), Taliman (angular), Griffit, Malevich (totally experimental), Zavitok Font (upright script), and Face (script). Alternate URL. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer in 2008 at FontStruct of the experimental typefaces Gearbox, Gotha (octagonal), Nippon Garden, Labyrinth, Nano (pixel), Machine Script, Plank stencil, Ballistix, San Andreas (recreation of the Grand Theft Auto font), Machina (a macho octagonal heavy face), Electro, Hiro (oriental look), Japanica (oriental look, based on Hiroshi), Mage, Silkscreen Alt (pixel, a modification of Jason Kottke's Silkscreen). [Google] [More] ⦿
Geneva, Switzerland-based designer of (a digital version of) Vierkant (2016), the experimental square typeface first proposed by Wim Crouwel. He also designed El Doble (2018), Maximaal (2016) and the Peignotian typeface Gank (2016). [Google] [More] ⦿
During his studies at Westerdals in Oslo, Arve Båtevik created the display typeface Toulouse (2014). Toulouse consists of a basic sans skeleton. Arve then added two weights, one in a 2 to 1 ratio, and one in a 1 to 2 ratio. This allows for some great designs for logos and posters. In 2015, from his new base in Zurich, he created Sagen Grotesk as an interpretation of Schelter Grotesk (after Schelter Breite Grotesk, 1886), and developed Passelig Sans from the bottom up. He also had a hand in LL Prismaset (Lineto, 2003-2014), a typeface that is based on Rudolf Koch's Prisma (1930). [Google] [More] ⦿
Born and brought up in Mumbai, Ashish Kalpund graduated from Sir J.J. Institute of Applied Art in 2009. He explains about his ornamental typeface Kundankari (2011): Kundankari, is a prime example where art of jewelry making helps complement the beauty of an Indian woman. Introduced by Mughals, this art form is still prevalent in the states of Rajasthan and Gujarat. This jewelry involves the process of embellishing pearls and precious stones in a frame of goldstring. Another link. In 2010, he made several experimental typefaces. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer from Liverpool who graduated from Liverpool John Moores University in July 2009 with a BA Hons in Graphic Design. She made CircleType (2009, letters based on lines and arcs) and the experimental modular typefaces Craft Fonts and Tessellated Fonts.
Graphic Arts graduate of the WInchester School of Art, University of Southampton. Asma is a graphic and type designer. Designer of experimntal typefaces such as Genius Loci (2012), Transmission Towers Typeface (2012), Unity Typeface. [Google] [More] ⦿
Typefaces made in in 2008 as thalamic: Hello (connected upright script), Epilogie (blocks), WimSoft (+U/C), Chunk Chip, Konstruct (Russian constructivism face), Sensei Says, FS Tributary, Twotype Font, Urge (fat octagonal), Subliminal, FS United One, The Game of Type, Anaximander Zooom!, Corrupt and Corrupt Ed (piano key stencil fonts), Blueprint, Monomum, Synergy, Insert Coin Italic, Write I Careful, Write I Casual, Write I Dump, Loop UC, Loop LC, Emergic, Prick!, Insert Coins Pixels, Retro Electro, Bubble Lab IJ, Bubble Lab Bang, A Needle Pulling Thread, Send, Scan (IBM logo look), Intermittent and Intermittent Sans (stencil typefaces), Melt x DR and Melt x tDR (dot matrix), Oval x DR and Oval x tDR (original design by theDesignersRepublic for Issey Miyake), On Grid, Indigo (almost blackletter), orange_2 (dot matrix), Scan (horizontal stripes), Bass, Grape (simple pixel face), Nachahmung and Nachahmung Block (fat and extra condensed, Wim Crouwel simulation typefaces), Nachahmung Block Serif, Conjunction, Interjection, Is It, Sangular (nice experiment), Anonon (nails in square letters), Purple and Purple Very (slab serif headline typefaces, pixelized), Arc Echo (biline and strutted), The Question (a fantastic 3d paper fold imitation face), FS Minimal (a fantastic ultra fat decorative face), FS FontStructor, Vibrant (multiline labyrinthine or op-art face), Writ (upright pixel script), Castor, Ooki (octagonal), Industrial, The I Flat, The I, Indiscrete, Analog (connected script), Dent (mechanical), Digital (connected script), Hello Hello, and Sensei Says.
In 2009, he made Clone It, Entwined, C64, Helix, Fontsration, Bent, Stripe Zoo, Dull, Indent (stencil), Quartertined (kitchen tile), Firox, Orfix, A Priori, Ignore, Confused, S-Ookii, Ookii (octagonal), Very Becoming, Crisis Averted, Crisis (neat bold octagonal face), Penmanship, Up All Night, Sleep All Dayi, Chunk Chip, Grayletter (upright script), Soso, Mostly Harmless (textured face), Etched, La Cross, Twotype, Etched Bare, Aught (One, Two, Three), as: Inflate (Pop, Pfft, Puff, Poof), Istic, Very Becoming, Ignore, Ought, Balance, Broken, Dry Flat (dot matrix), La Cross, Etched (+Bare), Fontsration (+Refined: multilined beauties), FS Institutional (fat multiline face), FS Industrial, FS Pixelayers.
Additions in 2010 as thalamic: fs Section, fs Reboot, fs Easy DNA Auto Stencil, fs Institutional (+Ho, +Elements), fs Quartertined, fs Stencil 2.0, fs Rivet, fs Intaglish, fs Dumb Italic, fs Loop Gap, fs GoTeam (stencil), fs ITilic, fs Kerplunk (Startrek face), fs Dumb Italic, fs Ribbon, fs Beringer, fs Ooki Woodcut, fs Croissant (stencil), fs 45 (octagonal stencil), fsXO, fs Pipe, fs Confused Less.
Fonts from 2011 as thalamic: fs Xenon (a paperclip face), fs Instant, fs Twist, fs WIP (blackletter), fs Sparc, fs Reboot (texture face), fs Pod, fs Flute Tune, fs Special, fs Watch Out (stencil), fs Etched Nyle (labyrinthine face), fs No Kerning Required (2011, connected upright script).
Creations in 2012 as thalamic: fs Flip, fs Mom, fs Noise, fs Noise II, fs Junk, fs You Are Here, fs Flash (outlined), FS Easy Too (paperclip face), FS Strict, FS Fix, fs in three (octagonal stencil face), fs Single, fs Wakarimasen, fs r-failed (white on black), fs Permutation X, fs Pan Am, fs Institutional, fs Institutional 2, fs Chunky (counterless), fs Grayletter (textured face), fsXply (op-art).
Creations in 2013 as thalamic: fs So Not Right, fs Grid Urdu (pixel face), fs Not So Right, fs Six Sticks, fs Half (octagonal family), fs Bored, fs Make it Happen, fs Salvage, fs To Be Discarded, fs Connect (stencil), fs Whomp, fs Praxis, fs Fez (3d face), fs Input, fsTramp, fs Five Alive, fs Hote-Zyd (labyrinthine), fs Patterns (Layers, Quarters), fs Five Alive (origami font), fs Go To Sleep (retro speed font), fs Vaerktoj (inspired by the brand identity of Hoejmark Cycles), fs Permutation B, fs Jester, fs Permutation XII (op-art), fs Insatiable, fs Electronic, fs Carbon (a nice chequered face), fs When We Were Young (multiline typeface), fs Shogun Tiny (a lined kitchen tile typeface), fs Optical, fs When We Were Young (multilined), fs Slate, fs Shogun (gridded), fs Iie (+Filled), fs Blocky (dot matrix), fs Thalamic.
Creations in 2014 as thalamic: fs Perhaps, fs Perhaps Perhaps, fs Stability (Turmoil, Flux), fs Industrial (an artsy fat dot matrix face), fs Rehash, fs Ah, fs Curly, fs So, fs Flint, fs ICK (blackboard bold style), fs Wiggle, fs Grid, fs Ah.
Creations from 2015 as thalamic: fs B-Chain (bike chain font), fs Risque (art deco), fs Squangular (Impair, Square, Flair, Pair), fs Oval, fs MIP, fs Flower (kitchen tile face).
Creations as minimum: fs Chips (2014), fs Oh (2014, piano key style), fs Stack (2014, +Overflow), fs llljjj (2014), fs Turn Off The Sun (2014, beveled), fs Zag (2013 textured), fs Zig (2013, textured), fs Mullions (2013), fs The Italic (2013), Gridlock (2009), Mingle Minx (2009), Mingle Co (2009), Mingle (2009, gridded letters), Bevel (2009, 3d beveled family), illiij (2009, multiline family), m.ove.r (2009, multiline family), Grayscale (2009, multiline family), fs Cubed (2010, 3d-face), Bas Relief (2009, 3d face), Silver (2009, 3d face), Tin (2009), Lead (2009), Bevel (2009), Bevel Just (2009), Bevel Just Shadowed (2009), Ceci n'est pas une vague (2009), A Fault in Reality (2009, optical effect font), Blit Slash (2009, experimental), Blit Hack (2009), Dot Dot Hex (2009), Super Black (2009), fs Overlap (2010), fs Fabric (2010, texture font), fs Original (2010), fs Ink Blot (2010), fs Dots and Dashes (2010), fs I Square (2010), fs Squared Up (2010), fs Super Black (2010), fs Unoriginal (2010), fs Minimum (2010, geometric stencil face), fs Pin and Thread (2010, stitching face), fs Shade (2012, 3d face).
FontStructions from 2011: fs Perpetual (dotted line face), fs Slither, fs No Escape, fs Prompt (a DNA-inspired biochemical lab face), fs Plus H (horizontally striped face), fs Arc Test 2:2 (a modular blackboard bold face), fs V Simple (2010, textured face), fs Instant, fs Permutation V, fs Rehash Monoic (labyrinthine), fs Meta (texture face), fs Scroll, fs Scroll Not (stencil).
FontStructions from 2012: fs Translucent (a texture face), fs Bank, fs Shade, fs Confined (white on black), fs Institutional (+Vo, +HeVe, +Ho, +He, +Ve: texture typefaces), fs Bang, fs Random (textured face), fs Random Pattern, fs Lead, fs Tin, fs Silver, fs Tungsten.
Atelier Bubentraum (or: Nouvelle Noire)
Atelier Bubentraum is Anton Studer, a designer located in Zürich. We also find himn asssociated with Nouvelle Noire in Zurich.
Other typefaces: Frank (2007, a commercial grotesque blackletter sold by Die Gestalten Verlag), Motion (2008, experimental), Hausbau (2008, free, experimental), Minimeter (2008, free ruler-themed font, for Neo2), Archiv (2008-2010), Goodbye (2009).
Together with Clovis Valois, he set up Nouvelle Noire in 2012 in Zurich. At Nouvelle Noire, he published Rekja (2011) and Medien (2011).
Atelier de Design Holistique
Designer in Camboulazet (was: Albi and Toulouse), France, who created the didone display typeface Black Italic in 2014, and the blackletter Gothique, the wavy Dancing Font, Tape Font, Mosaique, the splendid Mono Gorille, Curiosité, the free geometric sans typeface Activitic, and the signage font Shibby in 2016.
In 2017, he designed Sharpness Grotesk.
Typefaces from 2018: Joplin (a free experimental pair of typefaces that play on positive and negative spaces), 518 (a free color font), Meta (a courageously named emoji-enriched free monoline rounded sans; I am sure that under pressure from FontShop, it was renamed 518 after a few weeks), Spectacle (free), Fracture (a free blackletter font).
Vienna, Austria-based design studio, est. 2002 by Peter Olschinsky and Verena Weiss. They published the type family Ato (2012), which has Sans, Slab and Display (art deco) subfamilies. Outer Space (2012), Sato (2012, a bilined display typeface), Neopolis (2012, futurismo), Deconstruct (2012), Chaos (2012) and Construct (2012) are experimental. Bato (2012) is an alchemic type family. And Vato (2012) is a wonderful brushy poster headline face.
In 2017, he published the bespoke typeface BirdYard, the free AO Grotesk (with poygonal outlines), free display sans typeface family Matol, the free geometric solid typeface AOX, which comes in Stencil and Regular styles, the free polygonal typeface family AO Mono, and the free monospaced Minimal Mono.
Graphic designer in Ann Arbor, MI. Her hipster typeface Tatter was created in 2014 as part of a typography course at the University of New South Wales College of Fine Arts. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
During her design studies in Singapore, Audy Irwantoro created an experimental typeface, Traveller (2013), that is based upon the road map of the city country.
Freaky Typeface (2013) is a collaborative experimental school project of Aurélien Guerout and Michael Descharles at Ecole d'Art Maryse Eloy under the supervision of Eva Kubinyi and Jean Widmer. Aurélien lives in Montreal.
Aurélien Vret is a multidisciplinary artist and type designer. Born in Noisy-le-Sec, France, in 1987, he studied visual art at the fine arts school in Toulouse (Isdat). He studied type design with François Chastanet and obtained his B.F.A. in 2010.
Now based in Vincennes near Paris, he designed an experiment type based on Frutiger called L'in-vu. In 2017, he created his first real typeface, Prosaic, at Typofonderie under the guidance of Jean François Porchez. Typofonderie describes Prosaic as a postmodern vernacular sans. They write: Prosaic Black is comparable to the Antique Olive Nord, while the thinner versions can refer to Frutiger or some versions of the Ladislas Mandel typefaces intended for telephone directories. To a lesser extent, the search for forms and counterforms can be reminiscent of Jeremy Tankard's Fenland or certain Evert Bloemsma typefaces such as FF Balance or FF Legato.
Dutch company run by Jeroen Breen, Maarten Dullemeijer and Rob Stolte, who all graduated from Utrecht School of the Arts (HKU). Autobahn designs special graphical projects, often with an illustrative and typographical angle. They offered these free fonts made with tomato paste, toothpaste and other things: Autobahn-Gelvetica, Autobahn-Heldentica, Autobahn-Tomatica (2008). Autobahn Grafisch Ontwerp is based in Utrecht, The Netherlands. The designers are Jeroen Breen (b. 1981), Maarten Dullemeijer (b. 1982) and Rob Stolte (b. 1981).
Their house fonts are Air Light (techno) and LEF.
In 2010, they produced the exquisite typeface Petronius, which is based upon a typeface designed by surrealist Joop H. Moesman (1909-1988).
The Alphabet in stone typeface by Dom Hans van der Laan, a Dutch monk who lived from 1904 until 1991, was digitized in 2011, and the project can be seen here. Contributors include Willem Noyons, Maarten Dullemeijer and Rob Stolte. This typeface is based on the proportions found in Trajan.
In 2017, they created the typeface Jakobus for the identity of 1N, an old church that was reshaped into living space by Zecc Architects. The typeface cmes close to Dutch deco.
In a project called Hacking Habitat (2015), they combined Arial Black and Times into a hybrid typeface.
AVMC Studios (London) created a Water font and a Crystal font in 2013---both are experimental and are based on digital images of water and crystals. It is part of the AVMC Group in London. Other typefaces include Hyperion (2013, oriental simulation), Crius (2013), and Uranus (2013, experimental). [Google] [More] ⦿
The students of arts and design at HfG Karlsruhe present their work in 2008: Amoto (Nadja Schoch), Barbarossa (Peter Stahmer: grunge), Cirrus (Antonia Huber: liquid style), Fourty Five Degrees (Emanuel K: octagonal), Hopfen (Martin Borst: display sans), Letrix (Miriam Bauer: modular octagonal), Lokomo (Claudia Kappenberger: experimental), Mayfield Display, Monta (Stefanie Miller), Moto Moto (Piero Glina: octagonal), Nancy (Masa Busic: art deco), Oceanic (Simone Gier: rounded techno), Platine (Lise Naujack: multiline, inspired by chip wiring), Pluk (Simon Roth: poster stencil), Quitt (Marko Greve: experimental multiline), Sophonho (Daniel Schludi: display sans), Vahen (Nicolaz Groll: display sans).
Cirebon, Indonesia-based designer of the free hand-drawn typeface Amburegul (2014) and of AlphanumericQR (2014, alphabet and numbers based on the QR-Code generator). In 2015, Aydi created the free Morse fonts BukanMorse, BukanMorse One and BukanBinary. In 2016, he designed the hand-crafted Yantiq, and the experimental Agrly (which is based on the QR Code).
Textile and graphic designer in Sydney, Australia, who created the experimental gothic typeface Nu Veau Goffik (2011), and Dead man Running (2012, a hand-drawn typeface based on Regula Old). A more recent Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Indonesian designer in Bandung (b. 1991) who created the Indonesian-themed ornamental typefaces Seselendangan (2010) and Loveleaves (2010). In 2012, he added Absurd Sans, a typeface with missing pieces. In 2014, he designed the spurred Western typeface Texas Troupe. Autumn Rats (an all-caps cartoon / poster typeface), Newside FP, Zigzagzug, Raw District, Lugina FP (rounded sans), Crissco (a dot matrix typeface) and Pocket Thrilled followed in 2015. In 2016, he made Kelpotico (textured).
Home page. Another URL. Behance link. Dafont link. Tumblr link. Old home page. Another Tumblr link. Society6 linkZ. Another Behance link. Yet another Behance link. Aka Ask me and as Carrot Rope. [Google] [More] ⦿
Badson Studio is a typefoundry in Denver, CO, run by Kyle Read. Kyle Read (b. 1987 or 1988) hails from the American Northeast and lived in Chatham, NJ. He studied graphic design and printmaking at Savannah College of Art and Design (class of 2010), and has created typefaces for Abercrombie & Fitch in Columbus, Ohio. He studied type design at the Type@Cooper Extended Type Design Program in New York. In 2015, these commercial typeface families had been published by Read at Badson Studio:
Before Badson Studio, Kyle created the layered multiline typeface Pinscher (2013), the rounded sans typeface Penfield (2013), the experimental typeface Geoface (2013), the warm titling typeface Holden (2013), the multiline straight-edged typeface Countdown (2013), and the art deco family Flagpole (2013).
Bagel & Co
Japanese foundry that offers these free Latin fonts made by Ryoichi Tsunekawa around 2005: Kiwi (geometric hairline), Bagel (roundish comic book face), Coconut (noisy outline face), Coconut Split, Fresh Tomato (LED simulation), Dried Tomato (LED simulation), Dutch Style, Mocha Harrar (great stencil face), 103 (experimental, Bank Gothic style), Airhead, ArealBlack, Awkward, BagelNew, BagelOld, Banbino, Bebas (2005, industrial sans), Berlin89, Blackout, Built-1970, Bunyan, Busted, Canstop, Chiangmai (Thai simulation face), DBLline, Dijkstra, Dutchstyle, Fling, Graphite, Harcomaso, Hiexplosive, Hitech, Honeycomb (hexagonal), Junkmix, Kanatypo, KemikalHi, Meegoreng, Mikrob, Natsupopy, Overwork, Palsu, Plamo, Plasitico, REC001, REC002, REC003, Resistance, SQRT, STdigi (LED font), Shandy, Superstar, Tembaga, Tenaga, Tomodachi, Tragedia, Trucker, VRdigital, VRembroidery, Welcome2M, Workaholic, Zeebraa, plot-A, plot-K, Appendix 3, Gesso, Pusab, Sushitaro, Typewrong.
During his studies in Budapest, Balasz Pusztai designed the rounded modular poster typeface Industria (2016) and the experimental typeface Burda (2016), which is based on the crisscrossing lines of Burda's famous pattern books. [Google] [More] ⦿
Foundry that grew out of the now defunct and controversial Gasoligne in Brest, France, which was run by Yves Patinec (Roubaix) and his brother. The Bamboo Type fonts rescued from Gasoligne in 2008 are Neborg Sans (2008, organic and techno), Mignone (2011, fat organic face), Bambhout Connect Trial (2010), Bambhout (2009, experimental), Oxea (2008, organic), Magenta (2009, italic display type inspired by Inverserif from Infinitype, which in turn has roots in Speedway from FontBank, Concorde from Brendel Informatik, OptiIambic from Castcraft, and so forth), and Veeko, Veeko Wide (informal and organic). Bamboo Types says that the fonts were designed by freelance designer Florian Bambhout. I don't believe that for a second----that name was made up.
Typefaces from 2014: Meditation.
Graphic designer in Rennes, France, who created the über-modular typeface One Curve (2015), in which each glyph is either a rectangle or a quarter circle. He also made the free monoline sans typeface Crossed Type (2015) [careful: the zippyshare download site has viruses]. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
I think that if one is going to experiment, then there should be no limits to how far one can go---explore, enjoy and explode. In this spirit, I presume, Parisian Baptiste Datin created his Chromosome Alphabet (2013). [Google] [More] ⦿
Barnbrook (was: VirusFonts, Virus Foundry, Studio 12)
Jonathan Barnbrook was born in 1966 in Luton, England. He is a type and graphic designer and filmmaker. Since 1990 he has worked with cultural institutions, activist groups and charities and produced a steady stream of posters. He is also known for his collaborations with Adbusters and Damien Hirst, his work for David Bowie, and his typefaces released by Emigre and Virus (his own foundry). He started Virus in 1997, and works out of the Barnbook Studio (now Studio 12) in London's Soho. Virus Foundry became just Barnbrook ca. 2017. He specializes in cult-type typefaces.
In 2007, Mathieu Réguer wrote a thesis at Estienne on Barnbrook.
Barnbrook designed these typefaces:
Graphic designer in Sydney, Australia, who created Network Typeface (2014). This modular chromatic typeface lends itself easily to glyph compositions in Latin, Chines and devanagari, and is also usefl for creating icons. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Australian type and graphic designer, b. 1983. He specializes in experimental typefaces (examples: Angel, Back, Blank, Block, Flip, Flow, Game, Intercom, Iris, Length, Maze, Missing, Found, Neutral, Newt, Origami, Quilt, Shift, Soviet, Spiral, Switch, Takara, Thai, Womb, Woven). Build is a kitchen tile/stencil face. [Google] [More] ⦿
Beautiful is a design studio set up by creative director Roy Poh in Singapore. He created Chair Type (2011, experimental), Vera (2011, a baby curl caps face) and Mickey (2011), a playful alphabet based on Mickey Mouse. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Ben Neumann is a graphic designer in Auckland, New Zealand, who graduated from Auckland University Of Technology (AUT). In 2014, during his studies, he created the experimental typeface Athena Black. In 2016, he published the classical serif text typeface M1911. Behance link. Newer Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
BenBenWorld (or: BB Bureau)
Benoît Bodhuin (aka Ben Ben) lived in Tournai, Belgium, and after a brief spell in "chti" country, i.e., in Villeneuve d'Ascq, France, he relocated to Nantes in France. He studied mathematics and graphic design. Freelance graphic designer since 2004. In 2011, he set up Benben World at MyFonts.
Designer of the pixel fonts Logotix (2004), Latham and 5x7 Negatie Moyenne. In 2010, he made the paperclip typeface Pipo (first published in 2011 by Die Gestalten, and in 2017 by bb-bureau). He created the commercial angular sans typeface S-L (2006) which was originally made for the University of Arts Saint-Luc in Tournai. It was published by Volcano.
Commercial typefaces include S-L Bold (2012, a hexagonal typeface based on his design at St. Luc in 2006), Zigzag (2012, Volcano Type; a font originally made for the Vivat theater), and Marianne (2012, BenBenWorld: an inline and modular typeface family).
In 2013, he published the stencil / fractured typeface Mineral.
In 2014, he designed the experimental triangle-based Bauhaus-inspired Side A typeface.
Graphic designer from Singapore who created the modular typeface Avalon (2009, a FontStruct face?), as well as Origami Type (2010), SeaSpray (2010, experimental and gridded), and Neue Miedinger (2010, an interesting play on Helvetica). Home page. Another home page. [Google] [More] ⦿
French designer of these free typefaces that can be downloaded at Dafont:
Born in Darmstadt in 1989, Berenike is a student at the Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach. Behance link. Creator of an alphabet, Corner (2010). This is not a font, I think. Creator of Peek (2011, FontStruct). [Google] [More] ⦿
Berserker Studio is Christopher Mooij's graphic design studio in Monterrey, Mexico. He created La Revolucion and Green in 2009. He designed the hairline geometric typefaces This is her type (2010) and BRSRKR (2010), and the experimental geometric typefaces Bibo (2010), Nova (2010) and Balla (2010). At the end of 2010, he started work on a big avant garde sans family called República Sans. Raw (2011) is a modular experimental face. Behance link. Cargo Collective link. Another Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
This is also A Hundred Dollars and a Dog (AHDAAD), located in Mainz, Germany. This studio, run jointly by Isabelle Gehrmann and Stefan Ruetz, does graphic design and art direction. Creators of some (free) experimental typefaces for Neo2 magazine in Spain. These include BERT (2006, futuristic face). [Google] [More] ⦿
Exposition on type held from 2-3 April 2006 in Sao Paulo. It included a type competition with as jury Francisco Calles Trejo, Luciano Cardinali, Juan Carlos Darias, Priscila Farias, Rubén Fontana, Vicente Lamónaca, Candelaria Moreno, César Puertas, and Rodrigo Ramírez. There were 70 laureates from over 400 submissions. Pictures.
Blaise Sumerah Kal
Blaise Sumerah Kal (was: 4Logoz)
Blaise Kal (who used to call her web presence 4Logoz) is the Dutch designer of Blzee v1.03 (2003, handwriting), BlaiseHand (2001), Blaise (experimental, 2001), Crashed Scoreboard, Amsterdam (2001, pixel imitation), and Blame My Parents. Home page. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer who was first in New York City and later in Venice, CA. Artist who sells via YouWorkForThem. He designed several interesting typefaces in 2008 such as Figo (experimental Spanish-style face), Penny (hand-drawn), Dubby, Circus Maximus, and Boar. Farnum (2010) and Clairemy (2010) are hand-printed EPS format alphabets. In 2012, Clairemy was also published in OpenType format. Beautifully advertized in gonzo style: Hand-drawn in the night air with a DC-3 propeller blade, YWFT Clairemy is 327 glyphs of pure, bistromathic glory, and contains OpenType alternates that would make DeGaulle perm his moustache. York (2013) is an ornamental caps typeface family that can be used to layer and create 3d effects.
French graphic designer who has a BA from La Cambre in Brussels, and an MA from the Royal College of Art, London, 2012. Her MA project involved the development of seven handwriting typefaces (called Blanche) to be used in email. This was done together with Stina Gromark. She also created an experimental typeface called Typemotif (2012).
Blue Typo is owned and run by Erendida Mancilla and Manolo Guerrero since 2000. Manolo Guerrero (San Luis Potosi, Mexico) is the Mexican creator of Deconstructa (2005, grunge), Hybrid Screen (2005), and Optica (2008, an opart or optical illusion texture face). Optica won an award at TDC2 2009 and a grand prize at Tipos Latinos 2010 (in the experimental type category) and can be bought at MyFonts under the Cocijotype label. Optica is a tribute to Colombian artist Omar Rayo's optical art.
FontStructions by him in 2009 include Block 02 (stencil). In 2009, he also made the experimental face MiniBlock (Cocijotype). In 2010, Sticky was published---it is an experimental brick face. Sonotipo (2016) is an experimental typeface co-designed with Alfonso Alba. It won an award at Tipos Latinos 2016.
Bold Monday is an independent font foundry established by Paul van der Laan and Pieter van Rosmalen and based in The Hague, The Netherlands. Pieter van Rosmalen (Eindhoven, The Netherlands) studied advertising and graphic design at Sint Lucas in Boxtel and graduated from the postgraduate Type & Media program at the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in The Hague in 2002. He runs Bold Monday's Eindhoven office.
In 2018, Bold Monday joined The Type Network.
Pieter van Rosmalen has designed retail as well as custom typefaces for clients worldwide, such as NBC Universal, Audi AG, General Electric and KPN. One of Pieter's designs is used for street signs in South Korea. Pieter's retail typefaces in the Bold Monday catalog include
Bold Monday also has typefaces by other designers. In 2012, Bold Monday published the trompe l'oeuil typeface Macula (Jacques Le Bailly) which is based on designs by Oscar Reutersvärd. Oskar (2002-2013). They write: Oskar, designed by Paul van der Laan, is a typeface inspired by Dutch architectural and advertising lettering from the early 20th century. Particularly the style of lettering that was painted on walls and shopfronts, or executed in metal on buildings. This kind of typography did not exist as metal printing types, but was instead painted manually by sign painters, or drawn by architects. Initially the typeface was designed in 2002 for the lettering of a monumental school in The Hague, designed by architect Jan Duiker in 1929. In 2012, they published the trompe l'oeuil typeface Macula (Jacques Le Bailly) which is based on designs by Oscar Reutersvärd.
Further typefaces include Feisar (techno), Flex (sans), Naomi (1999) and Pixel Package.
GE Inspira Sans and Serif (Mike Abbink, Paul van der Laan and Pieter van Rosmalen, Bold Monday) won an award in the TDC 2015 Type Design competition.
In 2018, Pieter published the experimental pixel-inspired typeface family Alterego.
Pieter designed custom typefaces for worldwide clients amongst others Agis, Audi, Teldesign, KPN, The government of South Korea (road signing), The Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management (OV Chipcard), USA Today (Futura Today, 2012, with Paul van der Laan), and NBC Universal. For Holland Festival in 2014, Paul Van der Laan designed the stencil typeface HF Stencil (in collaboration with design studio Thonik, Amsterdam, and Diana Ovezea), a design inspired by Glaser Stencil.
Bomparte's Fonts is John Bomparte's (b. Port of Spain, Trinidad, 1959) foundry in Wake Forest, NC. A graphic and type designer, John Bomparte was the assistant to, and a protege of renowned type designer Ed Benguiat, at the legendary Photo-Lettering Inc. It was there that John was surrounded by other great type designers such as Tony Stan, Vic Caruso, Vincent Pacella and Bob Alonso.
John designed the art deco sans typeface Hamptons BF, and another art deco headline face, Take Two BF.
In 2006, he published the 12-style family Blackletter Sans and the exquisite poster semi-Greek simulation art deco typeface Abstrak BF (modeled after a 1931 ATF font by Robert Foster called Abstract).
In 2007, he surprises with the 1920s poster font Michelle BF, the hand-printed Brandy BF, its follow-up Johnny Script BF (2008), the quirky Freaky Frog BF, the dot matrix halftone effect font Subliminal BF, the frizzy Glow Gothic BF (2007), and the gorgeous swashy 3-style blackletter family Black Swan BF (2007).
His 2008 typefaces: Jacky Sue BF (based on the hand of Jackie Geerlings), SoHo Nights BF, Hamburger Font BF (a rounded fat face), and the art deco sans serif typefaces Sidewalk Cafe BF (2008) and Hamptons BF (2 weights).
Emerge BF (2009) is a flare serif inspired by Admiral, c.1900, from the Keystone Type Foundry. Freedom Writer BF (2009) is a connected handwriting script face.
Danielle BF (2010) is hand-printed, based on the hand of Danielle Paradis. Factor BF (2010) is an electronic / futuristic / techno face. FingerSpeller BF (1994) is an American sign language typeface. Retroscript BF (2010) and Capistrano BF (2010) are beautiful connected scripts.
In 2011, he added the fat felt tip pen typeface Sherbet BF and the funky rounded display typeface Dragonfly BF. In that same year, he published the stunted black wood type typeface Squat (BA Graphics, based on earlier work of or with Bob Alonso).
Typefaces from 2016: Shandy BF (a playful connected script).
Typefaces from 2018: Petals BF. A flourished curvaceous ornamental didone.
Sankt Augustin, Germany-based creator (b. 1981) of the pixel typeface BOODASDREIECKE (2007): all the pixels are in fact small triangles. He also designed BOODAS.DE|Subtract (2007, negative octagonal), My (2007), Boodas.de|My|Regular (2007, octagonal, free), Redhead (2007, geometric, experimental), Bourier (2007, like Courier with bowls filled in and frills added), Slimbo (2008, hairline geometric). All his fonts are free. [Google] [More] ⦿
Russian designer of the experimental font PT Duetto (2001-2002, Paratype).
Design studio in Buenos Aires. Behance link. Their typefaces are mostly on commission for certain packaging or identity projects. These include Familia (2010, leaf and tree-themed all caps face), Goma (2010), Exagon (2010), some types for Atypica (2010) and Lucchetti (2010). Zero (2011) is a great striped logo face. [Google] [More] ⦿
At the Winchester Scool of Art, Southampton, UK-based graphic designer, who created the techno typeface Bond and the experimental typefaces Spectrogram and Play Stereo in 2014. Bond is a geometric typeface inspired by Wim Crouwel's "New Alphabet" (1967). In 2015, he designed the soft-cornered modular typeface Aaronic and the ultra-experimental spectral typeface Dot Raw and the free gridded typeface Gridli (2015).
Bran (or: Fractal Eye)
Mexican graphic designer, b. 1986, who lives in Hermosillo. He created a number of typefaces, some of which are free. Also known as Fractal Eye.
The list of fonts, all made between 2006 and 2008: Tulip, Fragments of Eter (2007, upright connected paperclip script), Next Level (display sans), Ironbeauty, Esquizofrenia (grunge), Nü, Yellow Move (a great art deco sans), The King and Queen (2007, grunge medieval calligraphy), Foelia (dot matrix), Ank (2007, grungy sketch face), Nü Creactivo 2008 (spurred Western face), Further, One and Four, Quiñók (2007, experimental), Defekto (2007, gothic), Mondula (more calligraphic grunge).
During his studie at Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, NY, Tyler Fields designed the experimental typeface 5ive-Se7en (2014), which was inspired by 1980's rockband logos, and type styles such as Babyteeth and Glaser Stencil by Milton Glaser. [Google] [More] ⦿
Branislav S. Cirkovic
Cologne-based group of type designers, founded in 1996: Guido Schneider, Hartmut Schaarschmidt, Martin Bauermeister, René Tillmann, Rolf Zaremba. There are many original free fonts here: Amnesia (René Tillmann; now also sold by URW), Anorexia (G. Schneider, 1996), Battery, Battery Seriph, Battery Leak (Tuschemann, 1996), Matula (G. Schneider, 1997), Nobody (G. Schneider), Paul D (Guido Schneider, 1996), Sanctus, SubZero (Guido Schneider, 1996), SynkopSemi, Veto, Visitor (R. Zaremba, 1996), BiaBia (very avant-garde, G. Schneider, 1996), Corpa Gothic (sold by URW++), Cuba (G. Schneider, 1997), Hone (Piano Dog, 1996), Saw, SoloSans (G. Schneider, 1996), Souper, Styptic, Fluxgold (slabserif, G. Schneider 1999), Rotwang (G. Schneider 1998), Styptic (Tuschemann, 1995), Stoneman (Tuschemann, 1998), Jaruselsky (1997, G. Schneider). Well, that is, these fonts have just the basic alphabet and all numbers 3 and 6 have been removed. The full versions are ultra-expensive, at about 110DM per weight (typically, 4 weights per font). More fonts: Temptice (dingbat by A. Groborsch/G. Schneider 98/99, 80DM), Tara (G. Schneider, 1998, 240DM), Corpa Serif (G. Schneider 1998), Fiona Serif, Slab and Script family (2003, G. Schneider). URW marketed these fonts: BF Anorexia, BF Corpa Gothic, BF Corpa Serif, BF Cuba, BF Fluxgold, BF Invicta, BF Jaruselsky, BF Matula, BF Nobody, BF Paul'D, BF Rotwang, BF Solo Sans, BF Stoneman, BF Stypic, BF SubZero, BF Tara.
Custom fonts by Schneider: Girato (Giraffentoast), Fiona (MDR - Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk), Sion Script (Sion Brauerei), Supralux (Super RTL). He is working on Veltro Pro (a script) and Breite Kanzlei (blackletter).
MyFonts sells BF Anorexia (a grunge typeface by Schneider), BF Corpa Gothic (a DIN-like family done in 1997 by Schneider), BF Corpa Serif (1997, a slab serif family by Schneider), BF Cuba (a pixel typeface by Schneider), Fiona Script (2006, connected), Fiona Serif, BF Fiona Slab (2006, Guido Schneider), BF Fluxgold (1998, Schneider), BF Invicta (2006, a roman inscriptional family by Schneider), BF Jaruselsky (1997, Guido Schneider), BF Matula (1996, an organic typeface by Guido Schneider), BF Nobody (1995, a roman typeface by Schneider with pointy experimental serifs), BF Paul D (a grunge blackletter typeface by Schneider), BF Rotwang (1997, a transitional typeface by Guido Schneider), BF Solo Sans (1995, Schneider's grotesk family), BF Stoneman (1997, a decorative poster typeface by Schneider), BF Styptic (a grunge paperclip typeface by Schneider), BF Sub Zero (experimental, by Schneider), BF Tara (1999, a humanist sans family by Schneider), BF Girando Pro (a garalde made by Guido Schneider in 2010).
Typefaces from 2018: BF Rotwang Pro (a redesign by Schneider of his 1997 typeface, BF Rotwang; named after C.L. Rotwang, the inventor of the Mensch-Maschine from the film Metropolis (1925/1926), BF Rotwang relates to the high-contrast transitional and didone styles), BF Konkret Grotesk Pro (a 16-style grotesk family by Guido Schneider with over 1500 glyphs per font).
Raised in Atlanta, Brian earned his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from MICA in Baltimore, MD. He currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. He is an alumnus of Milton Glaser's Summer Program and a founding member of The Children's Publishing Design Forum. A designer, artist and illustrator recognized by many awards, Brian designed these art-historical typefaces in 2014:
In 2018, Brian LaRossa and Erica Carras co-designed the Bauhaus typeface Staatliches. The alphabet revives and extends Herbert Bayer's title lettering on the cover of the first Bauhaus exhibition catalogue from 1923. It features full sets of capitals, numbers, punctuation, and symbols, in addition to alternate widths, discretionary ligatures, and common Latin accents. Staatliches is free at Google Fonts. [Google] [More] ⦿
Chereda also created an experimental Cyrillic pixel font in 2009.
In 2017, Chereda designed the neogrotesque typeface Studio Sans for Latin and Cyrillic.
Garamond Corpvs (2017) is a typographical set of posters created by Swedish illustrator and typographer Björn Johansson (Stockholm) as an in-depth pseudo-scientific research about the shapes of the Latin letters. The project is based on Geoffroy Tory's book Champ Fleury from 1529. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Hanover, Germany, who studied at FHH in Hanover. Behance link. Another Behance link. She is experimenting with letters, and designed letters by dissolving ink in water (Tinten in Wasser), such as in the Sepia alphabet (2009). Connected (2009) is another experimental alphabet. There is also the avant-garde Sepia family (2009). Fency (2009) uses fences to populate the glyphs. High Five (2010) is a monoline geometric hairline sans. Poster. [Google] [More] ⦿
Neville Brody (b. 1957, North London) is a famous graphic designer who has influenced the practice of design in the 1990s. He created record covers, did magazine design and was art director for projects for companies like Christian Dior, Nike, and the BBC. His company was first called Research Studios, and then morphed into Brody Associates. In 2018, Brody joined Type Network with a new foundry, Brody Fonts.
Largely focused on typography, Brody has been at the forefront of many developments in type culture, from his hand-drawn headlines for The Face magazine and experimental typographic platform FUSE to global fonts for Coca-Cola, Samsung, and Channel4. Iconic posters by him include the Tyson vs Tubs Tokyo poster from 1988. Check also Pat Tmhu's Brody-style Weather Forecast poster (2012). Other people working on Brody's original site include Mike Williams and Simon Staines.
His early type was experimental, and was collected under the name FUSE fonts. Direct access. He did the following FUSE fonts: in FUSE 1, he started with the experimental font State; in FUSE 5, he published Virtual; at FUSE 6, he published Code; at FUSE 7, he drew Crash (Regular and Cameo); in FUSE 8, he showed us Religion (Order, Obidience, Loss of Faith); at FUSE 9, he did F-AutoSuggestion (1994); in FUSE 11, he published Peep, a font only showing parts of letters; in FUSE 13, Ritual, in FUSE 14, CyberStatic, in FUSE 15, F-City Avenue (1997), in FUSE 16, GeneticsSecond Generation, in FUSE 17, Echo Downloaded, Page Three, in FUSE 18, Lies.
Born in 1957 in London, his fonts include FF Autotrace (1994, a sans family progressively distorted by Fontographer's autotrace feature), F Cyber Static (1997, letters based on layered sequences of halftone dots), Arcadia (1990), Industria (1990, readapted in 2012 by Yautja into the free font Instrumenta), Insignia (1990), Blur (1991; FF Blur is from 1992; see poster by Dario Dezfuli Rello), FF Pop (1991, a rectagular font originally made for a German music TV program), FF Dirty (1994), Gothic (1991), Harlem (1991).
In 1993, Neville Brody published the poster font family FF World (FontFont), which used his lettering from his Tyson versus Tubbs Tokyo match poster (1988). This became a free web font in 2010 over at FontFont under the name FF World Wide Web.
In 2006, Neville Brody published Times Modern, designed for The Times. The press release states: The new typeface, called "Times Modern", encapsulates the paper's heritage while adapting to the demands of the new compact format. Like The Times' previous typeface, Times Classic, Times Modern has been designed as a bespoke type family. The Times is the only newspaper to create and use bespoke fonts, all other UK newspapers purchase ready-to-use fonts. The project has been led by Ben Preston, Deputy Editor of The Times, in partnership with Neville Brody, formerly art director of The Face, and lead designer on Actuel, City Limits and Arena magazines. Brody also worked on the redesign of Times2 in 2005. Collaborating with Neville is lead designer Jon Hill supported by Research Studios' Luke Prowse. Jon has worked on many large editorial projects, including the design of supplements for The Guardian, the redesign of Swiss newspaper Le Temps and UK business-to-business magazine Media Week. Twenty-three year old Prowse has created the new Times Modern headline font for the newspaper. That press release has been blasted by the typophiles for being plainly wrong ("The Times is the only newspaper to create and use bespoke fonts, all other UK newspapers purchase ready-to-use fonts." What, and how about The Guardian, for example?) and disrespectful of its designers (you really have to dig through it to learn that Luke Prowse actually did the type work).
And controversy keeps following Neville Brody: in 2009, New Deal, a constructivist typeface, was made for the Micheal Mann film "Public Enemies", starring Johnny Depp and Christian Bale. The bloggers comment that the type is "rubbish" (sic), and that others such as Chank beat him to this type style.
For FIFA's World Cup in 2014, Neville Brody custom-designed Case Brody for England's Nike kit.
In 2015, Neville Brody designed Horseferry and Chadwick for the new visual identity for UK broadcaster Channel 4.
In 2018, Brody Associates announced their custom font, TCCC Unity, for Coca Cola. It was jointly designed by Neville Brody and Luke Prowse.
The first fonts at Brody Fonts in 2018 are BF Bonn (1989-2018) and BF Buffalo. Neville Brody originally designed the geometric sans BF Bonn for The Bundeskunsthalles signage and identity systems in 1989. BF Buffalo (2009-2018) is a soft octagonal punk-meets-sci-fi design debuted as an editorial type in 2009 in Arena Homme Plus. It later appeared as the signature face for London's Anti Design Festival. Brody significantly reworked Buffalo with the help of David Jonathan Ross.
Londrina, Brazil-based designer of the free blackletterish typeface Delirium (2017), the music evoking typeface KYXH (2017), and the experimental connect-the-dots typeface Nygotha (2017). [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer from Catania, Italy. He created the ultra-geometric typeface Eidos (2013).
In 2015, at Zetafonts, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini designed CocoBikeR (2015) to celebrate the hipster and bike cultures. Bruno La Versa did the illustrations for that project. CocoBikeR (for Latin, Greek and Cyrillic) is part of the successful Coco Gothic typeface family. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer from Lisbon. He created the modular experimental typeface Pista (2010), which is based on sections of model car race tracks, and could be considered prismatic or op-art. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Bureau d'Investigation Graphique
Cranbrook Academy of Art student who designed Contact (2001), Mirror (2001), Vestige (2001), Square (2001), Realm, Embryo, Manic Punch, Vacation, and the beautiful experimental font Nomad (2001). Please look at the unbelievable Shockwave presentation on Choi's page!!!! He also created Alicia (2002, T-26).
Free fonts: Fruity drink Carbiontenned, Handergus Life Rough, Matrchwell, MettallictA NEW, The Neighborhood Parade.
As a student at Manchester School of Art (Manchester Metropolitan University) in Manchester, UK, C. George Brown designed an interesting pair of geometry-themed typefaces, Rund and Rund SSE (2016). [Google] [More] ⦿
In 2017, Cagri designed the free all caps sans headline typeface Womby.
Jeroen Krielaars (Calango) is a Dutch web designer in Amsterdam who made an animated prismatic geometric typeface called Moshun (2010). Krielaars created Moshun using the program Adobe After Effects in less than three days. Buy it exclusively from HypeForType.
In 2011, he teamed up with Maria Jose Torrero Heredia from Mexico to create the latest addition to the typeface collection, Binary 2.0 (experimental and very modular). Typogami is another layered animated font made in 2011.
In 2012, Jeroen created Webster, an animated font described as fllows: Webster is an extensive animated typeface with a nerdy look. It comes with uppercase, lowercase, numbers, punctuation and special characters. All together it counts over a 150 glyphs. With 13 customizable features, you can create over a gazillion looks. That's right, over a gazillion!
In 2014, Jeroen co-designed the animated octagonal typeface Magnus with Linn Fritz, and the animaited typeface Razor (Animography) with Jeffrey Schreiber. He created the animated rounded sans typeface family Mantis in 2014.
In 2016, Jeroen Krielaars and Pablo Balcells co-designed the animated pixel typeface Pixelar based on Balcell's 2012 original.
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.
During his graphic design studies at Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, Scotland-based Cameron Gibson created Ferro (2015) and writes about this 3d experimental typeface: Ferro is a typeface made up of strong Neodymium Magnets and Ferrofluid. Cameron also created Connectivity (2015). [Google] [More] ⦿
Creator in Brisbane, Australia, of Chromatic Typeface (2012).
Aka Kid Pixel. Valence, France-based designer of the animated decorative caps typeface Tidy (2017) and the experimental animated fonts Fire (2017), XRay (2017), Splash (2015), and Snake (2017). In 2018, she made the animated font Bubble. [Google] [More] ⦿
Carini Type Foundry
Carini Type Foundry is Michael Genova's experimental type foundry. Two free fonts, Handsom (1997, sign language font) and Adler (1997, an old typewriter font), both in type 1 and truetype formats. Artistic page design. See also here. [Google] [More] ⦿
Dutch designer who lives in Alphen aan den Rijn. She experimented in type design and produced typefaces like Leestekens (2012: glyphs constructed on the basis of punctuation only) and Warburg (2012). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Born in Logroño, Spain, Carlos studied graphic design at ESDIR (Escuela Superior de Diseño de La Rioja), and type design in the Advanced Typography Master class of the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (EINA). He is based in Barcelona.
In 2013, he designed the humanist mediterranean sans typeface Born (tweetware).
In 2014, he created Neon (2014), a set of capital numerals, for the September issue of Yorokobu Magazine. Neon is inspired by American road movies from the 80's and 90's. In 2015, he created Yorokobu numbers for the magazine. Still in 2015, he designed Recia (Indian Type Foundry): an angular ten-style wedge serif typeface family.
Typefaces from 2016: 3D Experimental.
Venezuelan graphic and type designer (b. San Cristóbal, Estado Táchira, Venezuela, 1977). He studied Graphic Design between 1995 and 1998 in the Instituto Universitario de Tecnología Antonio José de Sucre (IUTAJS) Extensión Mérida, Venezuela. He runs the design studio Andinistas in Bogotá, Colombia, which he set up in 1998 with a few others. Creator of the beautiful typeface Cazon (1999-2007, a grunge script in 7 styles that includes Gris, Negra, Uno, Dos, Tres, Dingbats A and B) and of Escuadra (2003), Biologia (2003), Denedo (2003; the discussion by typophiles centers around how interesting this 3d font is experimentally---a bit like the type version of M.C. Escher's drawings, full of impossibilities), Modelia (2006), Nikona and Nikona Dual (2006, octagonal, with Rafael Rincón), Avecedario, Btamax (1999-2008, comic book style and grunge), Día D, Nativa, Codiga Icons (dingbats), Codiga (1999-2007, an 8-style octagonal family including Codiga Stencil and Codiga Dingbats), Codiga Pura (octagonal face), Pepelepu, Gancho petare, Guerrilla, and Hirofórmica (grunge). His calligraphic script family Panamericana (2007) comes in many grungy and experimental flavors: Blanca, Gris, Negra, Uno, Dos, Tres, Cuatro, Cinco, Seis and Dingbats. With María Angélica Estrada Cano, he designed the hand-drawn font families Makika (2007) and Lita (2007; in five styles---Gris, Negra, Humo, Molis, and Dingbats). His blog. In the area of combat-ready explosion-inspired letters and dingbats, check his eight-weight family Hiroformica (2007, Andinistas; for a free version, see DaFont). In 2007, he created the calligraphic grunge family Rosadelia, and the grunge lettering and crow dingbats family Gancho Petare. In 2008, he published Heleodora (beautiful scratchy hand), Magola (Negra, Supra Negra and Stencil), Navaja 1 through 4 (a collection of grunge fonts with grungy dingbats), Lucrecia 1 through 3 (a fat connected script family ranging from clean to splattered), Pomarosa (irregular hand) and Pomarosa Dingbats, Bochalema (+Dingbats, a comic book family), and Alcira 1 through 3 (nice scribbly grunge scripts).
While styudying at UdK Berlin, Carmen Reina co-designed the experimental modular typeface together wth Johannes Breyer. This typeface uses a few circular arc- and rectangular-shaped modules. It is inspired by Nebiolo's Fregio Mecano. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
From 2009 until 2012, Carolina Dahl studied at HDK, the School of Design and Crafts, Göteborg, Sweden. She experimented in 2013 with monoline typefaces. One Unit Typeface (2013) is based on sticks. [Google] [More] ⦿
Oakland, CA-based designer (b. 1975) at FontStruct in 2008 of the smudged typefaces Smudge New Roman and Chinese Chairs, as well as the experimental typefaces Navajo Blankets, Progesterone, Guru Blackletter (Indic font simulation), June Cleaver (dot matrix), Sugandha Shringar (Indic font simulation), Aravinda Incense Sticks (more Indic font simulation) and Guru Saksha (still more Indic simulation). Wayang Kulit (2008, caps only) was inspired by Javanese shadow puppets. Dafont link. Graffiti fonts made by him in 2008: Professional Muse, Gladiator Cruel. On the side he runs a business selling pin-up calendars. Fontsy link. Home page. Full name Casey Castille Nassberg (nee Shelton). [Google] [More] ⦿
Mexican type designer in Queretaro. Award winner at Tipos Latinos 2010 for his experimental typeface Masiva. In 2013, he created the art deco typeface Roberta, which is characterized by various alternates, including some that are influenced by Didot.
During her studies at the University of South Wales, Atrium, Cerys Wilcox (Cardiff) designed the experimental typeface Space (2017), the hand-crafted Eilwen (2017) and the scary spiky The Freaks of Fairytales (2015). [Google] [More] ⦿
Australian-born graphic design student at Manchester Metropolitan University. She created the experimental typeface Bang (2012).
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During her studies at L'Ecole de Design Nantes Atlantique in Nantes, France, Charline Finster created the inky typeface Knochen (2014) and an experimental alphabet called Crease (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Paris-based designer who graduated in 2013 from Université Paris-Est with a Masters in innovation, design, luxe. During a workshop mentored by Laure Boer and Sebastian Bissinger of the Berlin-based Bank Studio, Charlotte created the experimental geometric typeface La Déco (2014). [Google] [More] ⦿
During her graphic design studies at ESADHar in Le Havre, Charlotte Utrecht (Bordeaux, France) created Absence (2014, a minimalist sans typeface), Lakof (2015, drug-fueled typeface), BW (2015, deco sans), and Delusion (2015, a multistroke font also designed under the influence of drugs). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Agoura Hills, CA. Creator of some experimental typefaces in the period 2012-2014.
Located in New York, Chris holds an MFA in Graphic Design from the Rhode Island School of Design, and an undergraduate degree in Architecture from UC Berkeley. Creator of Gauze (2009), Clique (2009, ultra-geometric), Hoop (2009, Helvetica on bubbles) and Mr Aves (2009; an ornithological spoof of Mrs. Eaves). [Google] [More] ⦿
Sydney-based designer of the custom typeface Euclid (2012), which is inspired by Oliver Byrne's The First Six Books of the Elements of Euclid. Aka Lumiko.
Kansas City, MO-based architect and photographer, who created a 3D typeface in 2011.
German designer who is now located in Chicago, IL. For a club night in Frankfurt, she created the straight-edged techno typeface Sexpol (2014). For KISD Gala 2012, she designed an experimental geometric solid typeface. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Coauthor with Steven Heller in 2000 of "Letterforms: Bawdy, Bad and Beautiful: The Evolution of Hand-Drawn, Humorous, Vernacular, and Experimental Type", Watson-Guptill, New York. Christine Thompson, designer at the New York Times on the Web since the site's inception in 1995, has won multiple awards for her work in interactive media. She lives in New York. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer and illustrator in Chesterfield, UK. He created the experimental typeface Yatagan (2009). Xone (2009) is a geometric typeface inspired by shapes and children's building blocks. Flux (2009) is a hand-set typeface created in response to creative writing about time and reality. The multiline Flux Deux followed in 2012. Yatagan (2012) is an oddly-curved monoline typeface.
Finnish art director Brian Kaszonyi is the designer of CircusRootbeer, Circus Robot and Circus Mouse (1992). Co-designer with Tomi Haaparanta of the FUSE95 experimental font FutuRoman. Codesigner with Peter Kaszonyi of CircusRex (1993). All these fonts are still available from FontHaus. Codesigner with Tomi Haaparanta and Klaus Haapaniemi of the 15-font War family in 1999-2000.
Helvetica Neue Serif is a custom version of Helvetica Neue that was designed for Finnish pulp and packaging giant Stora Enso.
In 2013, in cooperation with Tomi Haapranta, he created a decomposed monoline layered text face, Tee Franklin.
Ciscu Design (Barcelona) created the display typeface No and the experimental typeface Pixelated Stripes in 2014. Its designer, Ciscu Gomez Garcia, studied at ESDI in Barcelona in 2014.
Ciscu Gomez Garcia
Quebec-based typographer and type designer (aka Diogene) who specializes mainly in revivals of obscure or old typefaces.
Type designer from Modena, Italy, b. 1969. Designer of these fonts:
Belgian designer (b. 1962) who lives in Brussels where she taught (teaches?) at the École supérieure des arts visuels de La Cambre and at the École supérieure de l'image. Her fonts were published by 2Rebels in Montreal, and by FontHaus in the USA. Her fonts are experimental and geometric in nature.
Some creations: Billes (1995), Boulbar (1995), Boules (1996), BubbleBath (1996), Craaac (1996) Caaarc (1996), Design, Douff, Graphic, Handex (1995; an alphading based on fists), Inbetween (1996), Lines (1994), Lolo (1992, funny figurines), Minimex (1996), Modern (1996), Perles (1995), StencilFull (1997), StencilFullBraille (1997).
She is most famous for her avant-garde geometric fonts Alpha Bloc (1994) and Alpha Geometrique (1994) published by Font Bureau. Alpha Geometrique Compact, for example, is a Bauhaus style stencil face.
During a course at ERG in Brussels, Coline Caillier created the free font ARC Old Standart (2014, OFL). This typeface is based on Alexey Kryukov's Old Standard TT (2006-2008). In 2015, she designed the experimental modular typeface Origami. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic design collective in Orchamps near Besançon, France, est. 2012, consisting of graduates in the Masters program of the École des Beaux-Arts de Besançon, i.e., Clément Moussard, Antonin Buchwalter, and Simon-Pierre Chapuis. Their typeface creations:
David Bennewith runs Colophon in Auckland, New Zealand. He created a few experimental typefaces in 2003-2004: Concorde (a diamond shape pattern font), Mobile Carrion (Courier-style face) and Pukeko. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer of Compunabula (2015), NE10 (2010, a stencil / neon tube typeface), This (a stencil typeface), Area (2008, Umbrella Type, an art deco nightclub face; hints of Avant Garde), Mode (2007, experimental modular type, Umbrella), Babbage (2005, Umbrella Type, a capricious typewriter font), Sange (2002, a dot matrix blackletter font), Brea and Brea Light (2004, a dot matrix blackletter family at Umbrella Type), Mince and Mince Shadow (2004, Umbrella Type), DecadesOS (2002, for Decades Inc), Air-Port (1999), Attractor (2001, based on Alexei Tylevich's NoGlow), Granule (2009, fat rounded sans), Cartridge (2001), Claes (2001, based on a Wim Crouwel design), Consume (1996), Den (1998, for the Digital Entertainment Network), Digital (1997, for "The Apartment"), Empire (1995), Fascia (2002), Hobart (2001, a kitchen tile font), Pea (2005, Veer: letters made up of springs), Phia (another kitchen tile font), Progress (2001, for Progress City), Rasputin, RMX, Savante (1999), Sears (2000), Stencil, Thirty, Untitled and WebType (2000). Many of these fonts are futuristic, experimental, logo-inspired or minimalist.
Manuel Eduardo Corradine Mora was born in Bogotá in 1973. He graduated from the School of Graphic Design of the National University of Colombia in 1996, and became a graphic designer. He started by custom-designing fonts and by making typefaces for his own company, Casa Papelera El Cedro (The Cedar Papermaking House), for printing invitation cards. With other designers like Carlos Fabián Camargo, John Vargas and César Puertas he formed Tipográfico in 2007 to strengthen the type discipline in Colombia. Corradine Fonts is Manuel Corradine's own foundry in Bogotá, Colombia, founded in 2006. Today, he is one of Colombia's principal type designers. He also teaches at Universidad Piloto de Colombia in Bogota.
Fonts from 2007: Kidwriting (a family which includes Kidwriting Dingbats 1 and 2), Garabata (a fantastic handwriting face), Garabata Dingbats, Hexagona Digital, Quadrat (grunge), Quadrat Old (grunge), Quadrat Dirty (grunge), Quadrat Broken, Quadrat Ugly, Neogot (experimental, 8 styles).
Fonts from 2008: Mucura (handwriting), Prissa (handwriting), Salpicon (a script), Cuento Serif (a bouncy hand-printed family), Memoria (brush script), Charco, Happy Day (comic book family with Happy Day Dingbats), Espectro (a swinging script with swashes and a Dingbats style), Furia (handwriting), Candelaria (based on house signs in the La Candelaria neighborhood of Bogotá), Old Village (1600's style), Old Village Ornaments, Rapidda (a successful simulation of quick handwriting), Hueca (an outline children's script), Antigua (an old swashbuckler family), Colegial (a great-looking hand script), Pincel (a fantastic paint brush family with accompanying splatter dingbats), Trazo (Corradine's handwriting), Arcos (a techno family), Caveman (a primitive stone-look type family), Rumba (two styles; an elegant flowing brush script), Parche (graffiti family), Elegance Monoline (a greeting card script typeface that won an award at Tipos Latinos 2008), Abuelito (script).
Fonts from 2009: Helga (flowing script), Mussica (+Swash, +Antiqued: a delicate Victorian typeface; followed in 2017 by Mussica Italic), Guarapo (hand-printed), Toxic (futuristic stencil), Emotion (comic book face), Bloque 3D, Rock and Cola, Betco's Hand, Telefante (comic book family), Nancy's Hand (more comic book hand-printing), Alambre (multiline/paperclip), Sensual (calligraphic hand), Zape (in the style of Tekton), Antrax Tech (grunge), Masato (handwriting), Hu Kou (oriental simulation).
Fonts from 2012: Tecna (a techno family co-designed with Sergio Ramirez), Neuron (a fantastic 16-style rounded elliptical sans family created together with Sergio Ramirez), Bucanera Soft (blackletter), Bucanera Antiqued (grungy blackletter), Official (a simple monoline sans family), Almibar (a connected calligraphic Spencerian script), Eterea (a roman all-caps family), Eterea LC (the lower case set), Canciller (an italic roman, done with Sergio Ramirez), Quarzo (2012, a formal copperplate script done with Sergio Ramirez).
Typefaces from 2013: Neuron Angled (still with Sergio Ramirez), Alianza Slab (a great-looking slab family), Alianza Italic and Alianza Script (a packaging font), all made jointly by Manuel Eduardo Corradine and Sergio Ramirez.
Typefaces from 2014: Whisky (a large blackletter family with inlines and fills for layering co-designed with Sergio Ramirez; related to German expressionism, it won an award at Tipos Latinos 2016), Whisky Italics, Beauty Script (with Juan Sebastian Rincon), Emblema and Emblema Headline (tall-legged art deco sans family by Duvan Cardenas), Wild Pen (a 1200-glyph set of typefaces that can be used to simulate handwriting thanks to smart replacements in Opentype), Sinffonia (a thin informal typeface with oodles of choices for swashes).
Typefaces from 2016: Naugles (thick display face based on the Naugles logo), Scrans (a modern signage script), Bloque (heavy slab family), Bloque Italic.
Typefaces from 2017: Cristal (layered, triangulated and beveled font family, including exquisite Cristal Dingbats and Cristal Frames), Almibar Pro (connected calligraphic script).
UK-based designer in 2008-2009 of the free fonts ABC (using arcs of circles), UNC (2008, gorgeous multiline headline face), Getting Blocky (geometric, abstract), London 2012 (based on the font of the Olympic Games), Fox Font (extremely simple monoline sans), Artree (2008, hairline geometric monoline sans), myfoxhandwritenItalic (2008, sic), Moraz (2008, experimental titling font), WeWant (2008, hand-printed), Kylie Baker (2009, soft techno avant garde face), My Handwriting, Contempory (2008, elegant avant-garde sans), Alta (2008, hand-printed geometric sans experiment), GettingBlocky (2008, experimental), MyFox (2008, simp0le sans), and Everyone (aka London2012). [Google] [More] ⦿
Craig Ward is a British graphic designer and art director wjho moved to New York City in 2009, where he set up Words and Pictures in 2011. In 2015, he created the experimental typeface Fe203, and wrote: To form the glyphs, a tiny amount of ferrofluid was placed between two glass plates and subjected to a combination of spinning vertical and horizontal magnetic fields. The result is an array of complex hieroglyphics and shapes - each one as unrepeatable as a snowflake - that simultaneously call to mind ancient indigenous markings or symbols from science fiction.
Designer 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), NM Serif (2015, for the branding of Dior's new perfume, Sauvage), England World Cup Kit (2018).
Experimental typography by Cranbrook Academy of Art students:
Designer who used FontStruct in 2009 to make Raphigraphy, a dot matrix font based on a proposal by Louis Braille from 1839. Other creations: Just1s (concept font), Just1s Times 4, Moon 3x3 Square (Latin alphabet for partially sighted people after William Moon (1818-1894)), Moon 4x4 Thin, Geascript (squarish), QWERTY, Daumen, Daumen 9, 7seg (LCD font), 5x7int (pixel face). His Albers is a remake of Schablonenschrift by Albers (1920s). [Google] [More] ⦿
During her graphic design studies in Bucharest, Romania, Cristiana Costin created Single Line Typeface (2014) and Braila City Icon Set (2014). In 2016, she designed a hybrid of Bodoni and Gill. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Cristóbal graduated from Universidad Tecnológica Metropolitana de Santiago de Chile in 2007. For the type design course there, he created the white-on-black experimental typeface Ona (inspired by the people of Tierra del Fuego). [Google] [More] ⦿
CSTM Fonts is a digital typefoundry in Moscow founded by Ilya Ruderman and Yury Ostromentsky in 2014. Educated as graphic designers, Ilya and Yury have created many custom typefaces and Cyrillic versions for a well-known Latin typefaces. Since 2008 Ilya Ruderman is curating the Type and Typography course at the British Higher School of Art and Design (Moscow).
Closely associated with Commercial Type, Ilya Ruderman added Cyrillic versions to Paul Barnes's Austin (2003) typeface in 2009 and 2016.
In 2015, Ilya and Yury published Kazimir, a didone typeface family for Latin and Cyrillic, taking as a model the typeface used in The History of Russian Philology by P. N. Polevoy (1900, A. F. Marx Publishing House). It was followed in 2016 by Kazimir Text.
In 2017, they published the wayfinding sans typeface family Navigo and the experimental (hipster) typeface CSTM Xprmntal 01.
Pilar (2015) is a poster sans for Latin and Cyrillic. Giorgio Sans Cyrillic (2016, Ilya Ruderman) is a cyrillization of Christian Schwartz's condensed fashion didone typeface Giorgio Sans.
In 2017, he published Stratos Cyrillic (at Production Type, with Yury Ostromentsky; a Cyrillic version of Yoann Minet's 2016 geometric grotesque typeface Stratos: it received a Type Directors Club New York Certificate of Excellence 2017).
Parisian-Chinese graphic designer who created Celsius (2015), Megève (2013), Apollo (2012, a monoline avant-garde typeface), Comma (2012, a geometric typeface), FoldFont (2011), Croxxtypo (2011, octagonal), and CrossTypo (2011).
Czech Design and Typography (studio experimentalniho design)
Dadakool (or DK) was founded by Parisian Gregory Flajszer and Padovan Alex Mazzuccato Mezzoccoli in 2005, after they met each other during their studies in Paris. They created the 3d experimental typefaces DK01 (2005) and DK Stencil (2006). [Google] [More] ⦿
Swiss designer Bruno Maag (b. Zürich) founded Dalton Maag in 1991, and set up shop in Brixton, South London. He serves the corporate market with innovative type designs, but also has a retail font line. Ex-Monotype designer Ron Carpenter designs type for the foundry. In the past, type designers Veronika Burian worked for Dalton Maag. A graduate of the Basel School of Design, who worked at Stempel and was invitedd by Rene Kerfante to Join Monotype to start up a custom type department. After that, he set up Dalton Maag with his wife Liz Dalton. He has built the company into a 40-employee enterprise with offices in London, Boston, Brazil (where the main type designer is Fabio Luiz Haag), Vienna and Hong Kong.
Fonts sold at Fontworks, and through the Bitstream Type Odyssey CD (2001). At the ATypI in 2001 in Copenhagen, he stunned the audience by announcing that he would never again make fonts for the general public. From now on, he would just do custom fonts out of his office in London. And then he delighted us with the world premiere of two custom font families, one for BMW (BMWType, 2000, a softer version of Helvetica, with a more virile "a"; some fonts are called BMWHelvetica), and one for the BMW Mini in 2001 (called MINIType: this family comprises MINITypeRegular-Bold, MINITypeHeadline-Regular, MINITypeHeadline-Bold, MINITypeRegular-Regular).
Other custom typefaces: Tottenham Hotspur (2006), Teletext Signature (by Basten Greenhill Andrews and Dalton Maag), Skoda (Skoda Sans CE by Dalton Maag is based on Skoda Formata by Bernd Möllenstädt and MetaDesign London), UPC Digital, BT (for British Telecommunications), Coop Switzerland (for Coop Schweiz), eircom, Lambeth Council, Tesco (2002), PPP Healthcare, ThyssenKrup (Dalton Maag sold his soul to these notorious arms dealers; TK Type is the name of the house font), Co Headline (2006), Co Text (2006, now a commercial font), Telewest Broadband, Toyota Text and Display (2008), TUIType, HPSans (for Hewlett-Packard, 1997). His custom Vodafone family (sans) (2005) is based on InterFace. In 2011, Dalton Maag created Nokia Pure for Nokia's identity and cellphones, to replace Erik Spiekermann's Nokia Sans (2002). The Nokia Pure typeface has rounder letters, and is simultaneously more legible and more rhythmic.
In 2010, the Dalton Maag team consisted of Bruno Maag and David Marshall as managing and operations directors, and Vincent Connare as production manager. The type designers are Amélie Bonet, Ron Carpenter, Fabio Haag, Lukas Paltram and Malcolm Wooden.
In 2015, Kindle picked the custom serif font Bookerly by Dalton Maag for their typeface. Still in 2015, Dalton Maag custom designed the sans typeface family Amazon Ember for Amazon for use in its Kindle Oasis. Free download of both Amazon Ember and Bookerly.
ATT Aleck is a large custom typeface family designed in 2016.
Netflix Sans (2018): Netflix replaced Gotham to combat spiraling licensing costs and commissioned its own bespoke typeface: Netflix Sans under design lead Noah Nathan. Comments by designers at The Daily Orange.
In 2018, Dalton Maag designed the custom typefaces Itau Display and Itau Text for Itau Unibanco, a large Brazilian bank.
Venn (2019, Bruno Maag). A 5 weight 5 width corporate branding sans typeface, with an option to get Venn Variable.
Interview in 2012 in which he stresses that typefaces should above all be functional.
View the Dalton Maag typeface library. Speaker at ATypI 2016 in Warsaw and at ATypi 2015 in Sao Paulo, where he gave an electrifying talk on type design for dyslexics (with Alessia Nicotra). Speaker at ATypI 2016 in Warsaw. Speaker at ATypI 2017 Montreal and at ATypI 2018 in Antwerp.. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Damian Kidd (UK) created the optical effect font Nucleus (2011). Each letter is created from 360 seperate spikes that all link to the centre. Printing at different sizes causes distortion so that the type typeface always seems different. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Dan Heron (Manchester, UK) explains his experimental typeface Kittinger (2013): Inspired by Colonel Joseph Kittinger and his record-breaking skydive from 31,300m in 1960. The letter forms are based on the outlines of buildings seen from above, referencing the view Kittinger had as he fell to earth.
Dan Hoopert (UK) created the Wire typeface in 2012, a 3d type project. While not a digital font, it is nevertheless a feat to be able to fit wires in three dimensional space to make these letters. What we need now is digital font technology to follow up on his idea so that we can rotate and turn 3d letters at will. [Google] [More] ⦿
Dan Sayers (aka iotic) is an app developer and software engineer, who studied mathematics at Oxford from 1994 until 1998, and evoluionary systems at Sussex from 2008 until 2010.
He designed La Avería en El Ordenador (2011, OFL), an average of all 725 fonts on his computer. The fontfamily was split into Avería, Avería Sans and Avería Serif. Now, this may seem like a simple thing, but it is not! He took almost a year to complete this task, giving it a lot of thought. In the process, he created Font Path Viewer, a free web app for viewing the font outlines (with control points) of all fonts on one's system. He did the following clever thing: each font contour was split into 500 equal pieces (a serious exercise for Bezier fanatics), numbered from 1 to 500, and all 500 positions were averaged (over the fonts on his system) to obtain Avería. Interpolations between fonts have been attempted before (see Superpolator, or Font Remix), but to have it automated in this way is quite another achievement. More images of Avería: i, ii, iii.
Averia Serif Libre (2012) exists in six styles, and there are also the Averia Libre, Averia Sans Libre and Averia Gruesa Libre families. These are available from Google Web Fonts.
So, here is my small request for Dan: build an on-line tool, based on the Bezier outline cutting principle you pioneered, for interpolating between two typefaces. The user would submit two fonts, and the interpolation would be shown on the screen after a couple of seconds. I am sure you can do it!
Designer in Haifa, Israel, who created an experimental font based on mouth movemens in 2013, called Phonetica.
German graphic designer who has his own studio. He created the (free) experimental font family Drebiek (2008) around the theme of the triangle, the morbidly obese Diet-Fat (2008), Cartoons Abstract (2009), the monoline Cinga (2009), the experimental Boss M (2009), the art deco stencil typeface Trage Keinen Namen (2008) and the simple handwriting typeface Berger&Berger Caps (2009). One can also download a font tool called Typometer. At Dafont, he calls himself Dundeee.
Union City, NJ-based creator of the multilined caps typeface Nu Alpha (2012) and the experimental multiline typeface November (2012). He moved to Orlando, FL, to study at Full Sail University. [Google] [More] ⦿
Assistant Professor in the Department of Art & Art History, University of Utah, in Salt lake City.
As Fugitiveglue at FontStruct, he made Allemande (2010), and Havre (2009, gridded), as well as the more experimental Luggage Lifter (2010), Root Canal (2010), Unexamined Zipper (2009) and Gawe (2010). Routeo (2010) is art nouveau, and Ampul (2010) simulates Arabic.
Perforane is a heavy mechanical/octagonal unicase typeface, while Guasco (2012) is a curly high-contrast face. Perforance became the basis of a large family of fonts, like PERF Blur (textured face), PERF Glow, PERF Solid, PERF Solid 3D, PERF Knockout 3D, PERF Punch1 3D, PERF Punch3 3D, PERF Punch1, PERF Punch2, Cuevita (2012).
Photographer in Chenhassen, MN, who made a pixel typeface and Five Day Font (hand-printed: overlay of his handwriting over five consecutive days) in 2012. Personal web site. Trailhead (2012) is a pseudofont made from sticks and ropes. [Google] [More] ⦿
Freelance graphic designer in Los Angeles. Behance link. She got a BFA in Graphic Design from California State University of Long Beach (2012).
Prague-based designer of Bubblegum Font (2012, +Outline, Spatial, BigLine, Line, Normal), CEP (2010, an experimental typeface influenced by in-ear headphones), and Oxalis (2012, highly experimental family).
Designer of Taboo Wang Xihou (2016), a typographic experiment he describes as follows: Generative Typeface research project that reflects on the relation between user, language and technology. It reproduces the movement of the finger along a QWERTY keyboard, most used digital communication input device. This typing movement generates shapes for each combination. The gotten shapes are the representation of a combination of letters, what we know as 'words', so we have a Logographic System. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer from Chicago, IL, who is now in New York City. Home page. Creator of the Western typeface in the Italian style, called Umidità 1832 (2009), about which Darren writes: This re-interpretation of an 1832 wood cut by Caslon was created for the Spring 2009 edition of the literary-arts journal Ninth Letter.
With Will Miller, he created the structural experimental typeface Skky (2011).
Icelandic graphic designer. In 2008, during a course called Holy Geometry at the Academy of the Arts in Iceland, he created the geometric modular typeface Rotunda. In 2009, he made the sans headline face Vesuvio. [Google] [More] ⦿
Parisian illustrator and designer. Creator of JPO (2012), a squarish typeface named after the event it was created for, les Journées Portes Ouvertes des Gobelins. He also made Irregular (2012, a paper cutout face), History (2012), an experimental typeface that uses various layers of overlays. Tribu (2012) is hand-drawn. [Google] [More] ⦿
At California Institute of the Arts, Santa Clarita, CA-based Dasol Jung designed Cropcircle (2015) and the experimental 3d typeface Symbiosis (2015). In 2016, she designed the Asian look eyelash-inspired typeface Wishlash. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
During his graphic design studies, Valenciennes, France-based Dath Hugo created the round display typeface Slot (2014), the austere typeface family Bauhaus (2014), aand the experimental organic sans font Mobius (2014). [Google] [More] ⦿
Berlin, Germany-based designer of Loqi (2016, an organic circle-based monoline sans custom-designed for a brand of bags), Moe (2015, decorative hipster caps), Satellites (2014, outlined geometric font inspired by the logo of DLR---the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Luft und Raumfahrt), Turna Round (2014, a roundish display alphabet), and Living Rooms (2014, an interlocking square-shaped blocky alphabet inspired by floor tiling). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
David Earls explains the do's and don'ts for type on TV, a medium he has worked with for some time. Summarized here, he says:
During his studies at the University of Southampton, David Graham created the experimental squarish typeface Step (2012). As a freelance designer in Blackburn, UK, he created the hexagonal typeface Hexis (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
During his graphic design studies in Lyon, France, David Lafourcade created the constructivist typeface Rus 35 (2014), the Trajan typeface Oedipe Antique (2014) and the Fraktur typeface Dornach (2014).
In 2015, he made the crazy arts-and-craftsy typeface Whaye, the geometric script typefacve Fibule (which has starter, middle and end glyphs), and the hacker typeface Gaio.
Australian who made several typefaces between 2009 and 2012, some of which are freely downloadable in EPS format. He created the alchemic typeface Framework in 2012. Shortcut (2012) is a minimalist experimental typeface. [Google] [More] ⦿
David Neustadt ("saberrider") is the designer who used FontStruct in 2008 to make the experimental fonts Eye Pain, Colorblind, Big Blue (like IBM's stripes), Cord, Fontsract (a nice stencil face, based on piano keys), Dice (great; based on an idea of Daniel Pelavin, 1996), Blux (liquid crystal), Blockiger (octagonal), athletica (athletic lettering), divided (two lines, octagonal), edgewalker (heavy slab serif), geomatrix (filled-in letters), olympica. Other creations include Picto People (2008, a great people figure dingbat font), Carmack (2008, octagonal), Pluto (2008, white on black), Pluto Lowercase, Arena Berlin (2008), Katja (2008), Average (2008), Unbalanced (2008), Solido (2008, based on Ata Syed's FS Minimal), Noise (2008, grungy school letters), and Diagonalis (2008, diagonally striped letters).
In 2009, he added Hexastruct, Curvy, Genero (fat face), Plagiacotti (Western saloon font, based on Manicotti, 2007, by David Jonathan Ross), Rasterman (+Bold) (gray effect fonts), Krummbein, Cohen, Mister N (handwriting), Monobono (shadow face), Letter Case, Mikado (3d-stroke font), Boulder (ultra-fat), Night Shift (semi-stencil), Tuvalua, Ripper (fat, counterless), Poff, Blackstruct (blackletter), Borders and Borders2 (outlines of countries).
Typefaces from 2010: Squeeze, Puncture (dot matrix outlined), Yobbo (condensed, counterless).
David Ramsay Jr. studied at Millersville University of Pennsylvania, class of 2013. Creator of the free display font Wind Tunnel (2013). The free experimental font Cutupica (2013) was created by taking capitals from Helvetica Bold, diving each character into quadrants, and rotating opposing quadrants 180 degrees.
Budapest-based designer of the piano key typeface family Tango (2012), the thin octagonal typeface Standard (2012), the piano key typeface Slink (2012), and the experimental typefaces Wang (2012), Galtor (2012, an inline font available from Ten Dollar Fonts) and Krix (2012).
Typefaces from 2013: Fatty, Borg (free), Neugol (a geometric sans with slanted cuts). He writes about Borg: Borg is a geometric typeface with a curved incision. My inspiration was Swedish furniture. The PAOK FC is a Greek football team and they used my font on their new jersey in 2015. In 2016 Levante UD, SSC Napoli and Paris Saint-Germain too used my font on their new jerseys.
German designer of the experimental modular typeface Konstata (2013).
Student of Academy of Fine Arts of Bologna, who was born in Trento, Italy. He is heavily into sup-fitting geometric experimental typefaces that flirt with the optical limits. One example is his NMTCS typeface. [Google] [More] ⦿
Christian Lang (Austria) went commercial in 2010 at MyFonts as dayflash. His first typefaces there were Signque (2010, a monoline geometric sans that uses only lines and pieces of circles), Rotundus, Rotundus Rounded (2010) and Pandtos (2010, elliptical). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Design and type design studio in Paris founded in 2007 by Vadim Bernard, Aurélie Gasche and Benjamin Gomez (who is the main type designer in this group). Their typefaces are mostly commissioned, but include a few retail typefaces as well:
Author of "abcdefg" [a better constraint driven environment for font generation] (1989 Raster Imaging and Digital Typography conference, pp. 54-70), as employee of Xerox PARC. She describes an experimental system that automates the generation of letters in a font from four master characters (o, h, p and v). [Google] [More] ⦿
Mathias Doblhammer (DeeAit) is a graphic designer and illustrator from Vienna, His typefaces include Benchmark (2007), Fashion Victim (2009, hairline avant-garde face), Bowler (2008, rounded and ultra-fat), the octagonal / rhombic typeface Symbolis (2012), and Lazy Fox (2009, connected octagonal experiment). [Google] [More] ⦿
Eric Eaton is a graduate from the California College of Arts and Crafts, San Francisco, CA (1997). He is a design director at Wired Digital in San Francisco, since 1996. He has made some experimental fonts (not downloadable): Bricks Are is a 2001 take on Akzident Grotesque, JAT is a 2000 serif face. Deliberately (2001) is a stencil face, Labyrinth (1999) is the ultimate pixel face, 3 by 3. Popva (1993) is based on a version of a logo for the City of New York (Street Cinema). [Google] [More] ⦿
FontStructor in Oakland, CA, who made DM/LM (2012: ultra black), dm Subfour (2012, experimentally vertically striped typeface), dm Streamline (2012), dm Clas (2012), dm New Humanist (2012), dm Blockd (2012), dm Scythe (2012), dmcm Erebus (2012, counterless), dm Kronos (2012), dm Parkway (2012, art deco), dm Parkway 3 (2012, for the Oakland Parkway Theater), dm Parkway 2 (2012), dm Xu (pixel face), dm E dim (2012), dm E light (2012), dm Eiros (2012, +Aliens, +Typicals, +Unrecognisables), dm Pop (2012), dm Informe 00 (2012), dm Solidus (2012), dm Me (2012, stencil), dm Nova (2012), dm Supernova (2012, a condensed piano key face), dm S 1 (sans), dm Spira (2012), dm Minium (2012, a jungle face), and the powerhouse slabs dm Banx10 (2012), dm Banx 11 (2012), dm Metrigue (2012, blackletter), dm Istruct (2012, pixel face), dm Wharf (2012), dm Solidis (2012).
Typefaces from 2013: dm Yes, dm Legimono.
Brooklyn, NY-based graphic designer, who also claims Norfolk, VA, as his home. He deconstructed a hairdryer---its pieces made up the glyphs of Split Ends (2011). About Silverback (2011), he says: Using the economical downturn of 2008 as a point of inspiration, I created a font that captured historical monetary references and personal feelings toward Wall Street. I studied old stock certificates and began to simplify the forms. Keeping the design cold and intimidating, I included nods to razor blades and the illuminati.
He made the copperplate-look typeface Thick Block (2012) for the upstart Brooklyn restaurant The Brooklyn Sandwich Society.
Still in 2012, he combined the copperplate and Western signage styles in his Applewine typeface.
In 2013, he created the Venetian typeface Stonewall Roman. He will extend this elegant and promising typeface to a full-fledged family in 2014.
Ragehaus is the web presence of Derek and his wife Kim.
New York City-based graphic designer, who has worked in London. Behance link. In 2010, he created the Model T Ford Face (2010), a typeface based on bent frames of glasses. The Porsche sunglasses led to Porsche Carrera Rear Ended (2010). [Google] [More] ⦿
Design Culture (was: Cubanica Fonts)
Pablo A. Medina designs all fonts at Cubanica Fonts in New York. He is a Communication Design professor at Parsons the New School for Design and lives in the East Village of New York City. He has also taught at Maryland Institute College of Art. MyFonts page. Cubanica became Design Culture in 2016.
Dialekt Design (was: Robert Beck Design)
Canadian graphic designer and creative director Bob Beck has been living in the Montreal area since 1995. In 1999, he set up Dialekt Design. His typographic oeuvre is extensive:
Graphic designer in Trier, Germany. Creator of Olivia Regular (2013, a retro script), Font Attic (2013, experimental typeface), Timeline (2013) and Frieda (2013, a hand-printed typeface). [Google] [More] ⦿
Originally from Jerusalem and based in New Jersey. During her studies in New York City, Diana Marianovsky designed the experimental Mondriaan-inspired typeface Chiaroscuro (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic and lettering designer in Istanbul, who created these typefaces:
Graphic designer in Rio de Janeiro who graduated in 2011 from the College of Digital Design, Instituto Infnet. He created the intriguing square-shaped experimental font Cubica2 in 2014. [Google] [More] ⦿
Diego Negrete Olmedo
Creator (b. 1988) of a geometric type family in 2009. He is based in Santiago, Chile, where he studied type design at the University of Chile and runs a graphic design and photo illustration business. Techno font made in 2009 according to strict geometric rules. Hetilica (2009) is a free shop signage font. Halfway (2009) is a free experimental typeface in which half of the strokes are missing. Link at Tipos de Cartagua, where one can download Hetilica. Scans of Unnamed Font 2 (2010): i, ii.
Typefoundry based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Their typefaces are all related to Letras Latinas 2002: Chill Out (organic sans), Newine, Predec (experimental serif placement), Corporation (organic italic sans), Galas (outline headline face), Literal (display), Metropolis (octagonal style), Tecno Funk (grunge), Baldosas (3d cubes, stacked), Klee, Overexpose Bi (grunge), Overexpose Tri (grunge), Air Bag (grunge). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Dinamo is a Swiss type foundry in Heiden established by Johannes Breyer and Fabian Harb after graduation from schools in Zurich, Basel and Amsterdam. Johannes and Fabian are visiting teachers at the Estonian Academy of the Arts, Tallinn. Johannes is teaching type design at University of the Arts Berlin (UDK) and HfG Offenbach. Fabian is lecturing typography at the School of Design St. Gallen. Their typefaces:
Tomar, Portugal-based designer of the angular typeface Aga (2011), Alpha (2011, sci-fi), Espasmo (2011, futuristic and triangular, in 22 weights: Ten Dollar Fonts), Espasmo Hand (2011, a curvy version), Ladoni (2011, an angular version of Bodoni), the futuristic monoline typeface Omega (2011), and of the very experimental families Xing Xang Xung (2011) and Que (2011). In 2011, he started a commercial foundry.
Designer at FontStruct in 2008 of Waffle, Nice Shot (target alphading face), Plumstruct (a beautiful partition face), Roadblock, and Mthr Fckr (stencil, +Alt). In 2009, we find Trouble and Stripe (vertical stripes), Quarterback (athletic lettering face), Fuzz (experimental texture face), Nice Shot (alphadings), Metric, Fourmat, Mongol Metric (squarish), Volume Metric (3d), Volume Metric (+LO, +HI, 3d typefaces), Archityped (based on Bayer's Architype), Subbed Station, Neo Modul (counterless), Heffer (counterless), Perfd (dot matrix), South Central Swiss, Jaunt, Checkout II, Kurrupttd, Checkout, Container ISO Regular, Perfd Regular (pixelish), Lost Outline Condensed (pixel face), Nice Shot (alphadings), Korruptica (Helvetica grungified), Aurora (+II), Beagle (blackletter), Yoga, Trouble and Stripe, Roadblock. [Google] [More] ⦿
Art director in Tarifa, Spain, b. 1980, who studied at the University of Barcelona. Behance link. Creator of the experimental typeface Drops (2010), which can be bought at HypeForType. Klingspor link. [Google] [More] ⦿
A resident of Peterborough, UK, graphic designer Dominic Le-Hair created Ribbon (2009, multiline caps), Tribbon (2009, a free layered font family that can be tested here), Frankenface (2009) and Clipper (2009, experimental). Spykado (2009) is an electric-discharge-meets-Luc's-hair font. Hyaline (2010) is a bicolored affair---letters only appear after overlaying colored glyphs. Gas Alphabet (2013) emulates a gas furnace.
Graphic designer and typographer in Toronto. In 2009, she created the experimental geometric typeface Kolo (This typeface design was inspired by tin can pull tabs. Thank you chicken of the sea.), the cool Newmar (Newmar was designed to compliment the symbol above. Influences: paperclips, Julie Newmar 1966&a gold belt. This typeface has two ascender lines&three descender lines.), and the curly display face Gallnut (gallnut---a round gall produced on the leaves and shoots of various species of the oak tree.). Home page. About Newmar, she writes: Newmar was designed to compliment the symbol above. Influences: paperclips, Julie Newmar 1966&a gold belt. This typeface has two ascender lines&three descender lines.
Creative studio in Barcelona run by Jimmie Zu. In 2013, they published Loopita Complex, the hexagonal display typeface Hexelia, the alchemic Benet Doble Line, the free alchemic / hispter typeface DOS Amazigh, the experimental typeface Tipos Dobles, and the compass-and-ruler typeface Sensilist. Rainbow is a fun display typeface.
Typefaces from 2014: Magnetype (experimental typeface).
Malaysian-born graphic designer (b. 1983), who works out of Shanghai. Behance link. In 2009, he created the experimental grungy typeface Between Skin for issue No.6 of Territory magazine, in collaboration with Chris Wong. [Google] [More] ⦿
They say that DTM stands for Dan Tha man. This site is a spoof of more serious business sites and seems to be located in Krommenie, The Netherlands. Behance link.
Creator of the Zipper font in 2010. In 2011, they created Oh My Goth (a gothic face) and Alphabeetje (multiline face). In 2012, the paperclip typeface Ester was published. In 2013, they created a 3d alphabet called Inside Job. Mr. Right (2014) is a multiline script typeface influenced by Rechtman (1992, David Rakowski).
Duque Ecatorce is a trio of Bogota, Colombia-based designers, Camilo Ruano, Jaime Jimenez and Alejandro Cusso. Together, they created the free experimental iFontmaker typeface Duque E14 (2018). The designers explain: Two days after the presidential election in Colombia, evidence of fraud came out on the news and social media. Application forms E14, where judges registered the number of votes for each candidate obtained in each table, had been altered. Blank spaces had become numbers that favored the candidate Ivan Duque, who was supported by the Uribismo, the political force that has governed the country over the last 16 years. Based on the irregular numbers with which the forms were altered, we designed the complete font that we launched for free with the name of Duque E14. [Google] [More] ⦿
Ko Sliggers, b. 1952, Bloemendaal, The Netherlands, was a young designer at Studio Dumbar. After that, he became a professional cook in Rotterdam, Italy and France, switched back from food to design, producing challenging visuals at Studio Anthon Beeke and, in 2002, set up a one-man studio in Lalleweer, in the province of Groningen, called Dutchfonts. He was trained by Chris Brand at the St. Joost Academy in Breda. Ko created these commercial typefaces: DF Tapa (2007, irregular hand), Camino (2006, an austere sans), Ko (1997, six stencil styles), Etalage (2000), Arienne (2000), Staple Mono (monowidth typewriter family), Staple Txt (2005), Pommes (based on type cut out of potatoes; 8 styles), Daantje (dog dingbats) and Ko (1997, rough stencil). His own web site. MyFonts page, where you can buy DF-Arienne, DF-Etalage, DF-Ko, DF-Pommes (2005, potato cut typeface family), DF-Staple Mono, DF-Tapa (2007, grunge), DF-Mercat (2007, dingbats inspired by Barcelona's Ramblas), DF-Pigtail (2008, seventies-style script family), DF-Zzzz (2009), DF Camino (2009, a sans that is modeled on traffic sign sans typefaces), DF Stromboli (2010: It was written with a coffee spoon, acting like a broad pen, in the ashes of the Stromboli volcano right on top of a scanner. ), DF DejaVuPro (2010, an amalgam of sans typefaces), DF Game Over (2011, sketched face), DF Scheurze (2012, a great fat rough stencil face).
Typefaces from 2015: DF Charlie Go (free typeface designed immediately after the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris), DF Park (experimental font started in 2013, originally made to dress up the facades of a food exhibition).
Adi Dizdarevic (DYYA Fonts) is a graphic designer in Bihac, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Typefaces from 2016: Linq (paperclip style), Konektor (free).
E-a-t (experiment and typography) is a joint Czech and Slovak enterprise that through publications and exhibitions tries to increase the visibility of Czechoslovak type design. Exhibitions in 2004 include Brno and Prague. In 2005, one is planned in Bratislava. Review by Dan Reynolds.
Puebla-based Mexican designer of the liquid typeface Cell Zero, El Chalán, Morphosys, the experimental typeface Euphoria and the system font typeface A6, mentioned here. His typefaces also include PS BellyBoy, PS Iskra (thin geometric) and PS La Morena (which won an award at Tipos Latinos 2008). Creator of the free sans typeface PS Isomatriz (2009). Award winner at Tipos Latinos 2010 for his experimental typeface Ps Pronts OS29. [Google] [More] ⦿
Originally from Mexico City (b. 1983), Edgar seems to be based in Dubai now. He designed the futuristic typeface Neutronium (2009). He created the experimental typefaces Kooler o Normal (2009), Naujoks Love (2009) and Edgarpiramide (2009) and the comic book typeface Jeronimo Cartoon (2009). Abstractfonts link. Additional link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Mexican graphic designer who graduated from SAE Institute Mexico and who is based in Ecatepec. His posters and covers can be found here and here. He has made some techno and experimental fonts, such as "Techy". With Pablo Impallari, he made the basic rounded monoline sans typeface Terminal Dosis Light (2010). Posters of Dosis were made in 2013 by Maylen Leita in Buenos Aires. [Google] [More] ⦿
Toulouse, France-based designer of these display typefaces in 2016: Airport (octagonal), Roman Cubic (beveled), Sinusoide, Death in Blue (hipster), Archeotomy, Target, Dubonnet (art deco), Eclipse (experimental geometric), Samba, Grade, Rounded, Blackstar, Cloison, Tool. Behance link. Behance link for A2A4. [Google] [More] ⦿
Sao Paulo-based designer, b. 1985. Creator of the experimental typeface Jesus Chorou (2010), the alchemic typeface Shuv (2013), the art deco typeface Terecodeco (2012) and the poster face Grossa (2010).
In 2013, he designed Cities in Construction.
Venezuelan industrial designer since 2005, who worked at the Universidad de Los Andes from 2005-2016. Cofounder of Cacao C.A. in 2006, one of the first design studios in Merida, Venezuela. In 2016, he left for Spain where he obtained a Masters in Design and Illustration at UPV in Valencia.
Buenos Aires-based graphic designer and prolific type designer who runs Graphic Design Firm. Since 2005, he has been teaching typography together with Marcela Romero and Pablo Cosgaya at the Centro Cultural Ricardo Rojas. Behance link. Klingspor link. Fontspace link. Google Plus link. Interview by MyFonts. His typefaces, haphazardly organized:
Effektive (Greig Anderson) practices graphic design and communication in the UK. Among its many creations are some experimental typefaces such as Circul8 (2009) and Pixel8 (2009). Behance link. Originally from Aberdeen, Scotland, Greig graduated with a BA (Hons) Graphic Design degree in 2004 and previously spent 4 years working withinn the Scottish/UK design industry at multi disciplinary agency Curious (Previously CuriousOranj) based in Glasgow. Greig spent the academic year 2008-2009 in Sydney. [Google] [More] ⦿
Visual communications designer in Germany. At 26plus, we can find her Amsterdam (a series of five fonts with Grachten, Vel, Huis, Fiets and Bloemen as themes, all modularly constructed from a few basic forms).
In 2012, she published the Picassonian geometric experimental typeface MeM, done together with Jakob Runge, at 26plus.
Graphic designer from Dortmund, Germany, who is also sometimes located in Iceland. MyFonts lists her last name as Scheider, not Schneider. Her design company is called Elefont. Graduate of the University of Reading in 2011.
Creator of these typefaces: Eskorte (2011, her graduation project), Eskorte Persian (2011), Klebo (2011, mechanical / octagonal), Eskorte Armenian (2011), Paroli (2011, a bold rounded signage face, Die Gestalten), and Biec (2012).
In 2016, Elena Schneider and Miles Newlyn co-designed the almost reverse contrast typeface family New Herman. MP>In 2019, she published the experimental techno typeface Halunke at Future Fonts and writes: Puffling brings these warm handmade qualities from carving to digital type and variable fonts. For now, we start out small with a single dark weight and a variable width axis going from Extra Condensed to Extended but the family will grow to cover many more weights and support a large character set. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Florence, Italy-based designer of the experimental typeface Monocle (2015), which represents Elisa's eyes---the left part is sharp, while the right side is blurred. In 2015, she also designed the hairline avant garde typeface Flamingo. [Google] [More] ⦿
Multidisciplinary designer, b. Melbourne, Australia, 1984. Currently working at R/GA, New York. Creator of the experimental dot-to-dot typeface Freckles (2012).
Designer at Typolis in Antwerpen, Belgium, where she designed the experimental handwriting font Somethingels, an interesting overlap of thick and thin strokes. She also made Elsans. Els lives in Bornem. [Google] [More] ⦿
During his graphic design studies in Haderslev, Denmark, Emil Juul created the monoline display typeface Acacia (2012).
Saint Louis, MO-based designer of the geometric eperimental typefaces Befold (2014) and Groot (2014). Emiljo was born in Pogradec, Albania and studied at the St Louis Community College. [Google] [More] ⦿
Emily Carke (Melbourne, Australia) designed these typefaces: Bosork (2013, is a trilined display typeface that was inspired by the New York and Boston subways), Melbourne (2016, a free hipster font published by Citype), Fraction (2015, experimental). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Emily Moore (Rochester, NY) created an experimental shadow caps typeface called Houdin (2012), based on Avenir.
Emma Bowey is the Manchester, UK-based designer (b. 1990, London) of Mancitecture (2015, an experimental font influenced by the architecture of Manchester), the spindly handwriting typeface Alphasplat (2012, Treefrog style) and of Mancitecture (2013), Chippy Handwriting (2012), Bond Me (2012, a piano key face), Sponge (2012, a fat poster font), and Tickle Me Elmo (2012).
Aka Girl with the AWOL muse.
University of Salford link, where she participates in Salford Type Foundry.
Brussels-based designer who studied at the University of Minnesota in 2008. Home page. Creator of Three Sided Square (2008), a caps font based on a triangulation of the outlines of letters. [Google] [More] ⦿
Italian designer (b. Prato, near Florence, 1959) of Kniff (1993, Font Bureau). He lives and works in Agliana (Pistoia). He is involved in poster design, corporate imaging, and wine label design. At ATypI in Rome in 2002, he described the development of the highly original and beautiful tall narrow didone typeface Kniff for logo and display purposes. For an experimental sports shirt font, one might consider his Summertime (1993). Home page, where one can savour his wine labels. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Budapest-based designer of the experimental number font Just Numbers (2012).
San Benedetto del Tronto, Italy-based graphic designer. Behance link.
Aka Quique Ollervides Uribe. After studying graphic design at the Universidad Intercontinental in Mexico City, Quique joined forces with Cha! and founded Hula+Hula, a design studio strongly influenced by uninhibited use of color, humor, odd typography and lots of hand-drawn elements. They have worked for MTV Latin America, Cartoon Network, KidRobot, Nike, Frito-Lay, L'Oreal, Televisa and various major record labels. His work has been shown and published in galleries and books from Mexico to Japan, and some of his fonts F76F73 are distributed by T26. In 2006 he co-founded KONG, Mexico's first low-brow art and design store and gallery. He taught typography at the Universidad Intercontinental during the years 1997-2006 and at CENTRO in 2006.
Designer at T-26 of Polvora (2007, T-26, a cross between old typewriter, Western, and Spanish inquisition), LED Gothic (2003, T-26) [see also here]. Designer at the Argentinian outfit SantoTipo of Los fierros and Luchita Payol (2000-2009; +LaRuda, + Tecnica). Picture. He runs the Hula Hula foundry, where he published Khaki (a clean sans face). He also made the fluid Fabio, Gú, the handwritten Ingenua, the hand dingbat typeface Mutis, Polilla, Suave, Tabique, Taka San, Urbe, the experimental typeface HH Pólvora (2006), the hookish Acerina and the blocky Bloke, shown at Tiypo.
Enrique spoke at ATypI 2009 in Mexico City.
Enrique Ollervides Uribe
This is a gallery and a discussion of the fonts created by the students at ENSAD since 1997. A partial list with the original (now defunct) links:
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] ⦿
Erik Marinovich (Croatia) ran/runs Friends of Type, and is based in San Francisco. 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.
In 2015, he designed the retro Viktor Script with James Edmondson at Oh No Type.
At Future Fonts, he published the reverse stress typeface Jaws (2018) and the vintage typeface Hermanos (2018). He writes: Hermanos is a dedication to the hand painted signs found in the mission district of San Francisco. Its flared serifs, narrow stature and cheerful spirit make Hermanos a perfect compliment for packaging, restaurants and editorial headlines. [Google] [More] ⦿
Erik van Blokland
ESAL is the Ecole Supérieure d'Art de Lorraine in Metz. One can study type design there. The active group has established a site with some free fonts made by the students. The free typefaces posted in 2013 include Artemis (by Diane Rohn, 2012), Boom (by Cécile Etienne, 2012), Crypt (by Aude Schmittheisler, 2012: a squarish stencil face), Effilé (2012, by Valentin Mirouf), Escape (2012, by Estelle Bizet: a straight-edged typeface), Geomhotic (2012, by Isaline Rivery), Jyk (2012, by Jung Yoon Kim: straight-edged), Kazan (2012, a prismatic typeface by Eric Chapuis), Misenpli (2012, by Céline Kriebs: origami typeface), Morse (2012, a Morse-based typeface by Romuals Kabala), ODR (2012, a modular typeface by Audrey Pereira).
The text family Messine (2012) was created as a cooperative project in workshops at ESAL led by Alejandro Lo Celso and Jérôme Knebusch. Contributors were Céline Kriebs, Romain Gamba, Bernard Gissinger, Aude Schmittheisler, Gaía Fyot, Eric Chapuis, Francis Ramel, Audrey Perreira, Fanny Woimant and Isaline Rivery. Image of Messine Titrage. Image of Messine Quotidienne. Facebook page. Their seminar series is called Let's Type. [Google] [More] ⦿
Estranho Tipo (was: Adreson 74)
Adreson V.V. de Sa (b. Ilha Solteira, SP, Brazil, 1974, aka Adreson74, or: Capa da Cyberjapa) is a Brazilian designer who lives in Porto Alegre. Creator of the free experimental fonts Quadradinho (2004), Aline II (2007, sans), Garrancho (2001, handwriting), Juliana (2002), Julifesta (2002), Bebete (2007, old typewriter), Rita (2007, fuzzy dots; caps only), and Drek (2002).
In 2007, he went commercial and started Estranho Tipo (also at MyFonts). His first type family there was the condensed tall sans family Aline II (2007). This was followed by Bebete (2007, old typewriter face). Future MyFonts font: Possessa (2008-?).
Lucaz Mathias (Estudio Cao, Jacarei, Brazil) designed the blackboard bold art deco typeface family Bink (2012), the experimental typeface Tupiaria (2015), and the gorgeous colorful ornamental caps typeface Latinidad (2015).
Estudio Mariscal is a Barcelona-based design studio that experimented a lot with letters in designs. It created Hannover-Modern in 1996-1997 (for the World Exposition in 2000 in Hannover), available at type-o-tones. The resident type designer is Javier Mariscal. For Hannover Modern, Jose Manuel Uros developed one Egyptian style of this typeface. [Google] [More] ⦿
Born in Paris in 1988, Etienne Angot studied at École des Gobelins de Paris. During his studies at UQAM in Montreal, he designed the subway-inspired typeface Tube (2015), the Fibonacci sequence-inspired experimental typeface Lovell (2015), and the abstract experimental typeface Wong (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
In 2014, Eugenie Kang (London, UK) and Bhavik Samani cooperated on the experimental United typeface. They used five basic shapes to draw al the letters of the Latin and Hangul alphabets. [Google] [More] ⦿
EunJee Kim, also known as Joy, has graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in graphic design, in 2012. She is actively working on her personal projects, and as a freelance graphic designer in New York. She did an experimental shaky version of Futura in 2013. [Google] [More] ⦿
Funky Lloyd Wright (2002) is an experimental font based on Frank Lloyd Wright's ideas. Interesting quote by FLW on this page: "Television is bubble gum for the mind". Kristian Walker is Art Director at TaigMartin Advertising&Public Relations, and professor of web design at Southwest Michigan College. His home page is called Eurekaville. Other fonts: Nikolas (2002), Rattled Nerves. No downloads (yet). [Google] [More] ⦿
London-based designer of the minimalist monoline sans typeface Plastic Crowds (2013, with Marta Yarza): Inspired by old cinema marquees and by the 60s advertisements of NASA, we created this unique upper case typeface for the art collective Plastic Crowds. In 2014, she added Orchid (2014), a ball terminal typeface influenced by didone fat typefaces. She was also involved in the design of a custom typeface for the Banh Mi 11 store in London, together with Sam Phong Nguyen and Sergio Tatoli. She also co-designed Japanica (2014, a free experimental Asian simulation typeface, with Marta Yarza).
EVCCo is the foundry of Canadian type designer E Victor-C. He created West Warp (2010), Evcial (2000, monoline geometric avant garde sans) and Chapeau (2010, experimental). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Heusden, Belgium-based creator of a modular typeface in 2013. Behance link. Maber (2013) was designed by her specifically for iPhones. Caberino (2013) is an art deco marquee typeface. [Google] [More] ⦿
Artist in Copenhagen who was born and raised in Budapest, Hungary. In 2017, she created an alphabet by using nails and a thread, and described the experiment as follows: The Nailed It font was a group project with Martin Billy Malek and Melina Miller at KEA---Copenhagen School of Design and Technology. This font had been created by tying a single piece of thread around pins. [Google] [More] ⦿
Based in Vladivostok, calligrapher Evgeny Tkhorzhevsky (Robot Smith, or ET Lettering Studio) created Braxton (2013, a brush script published by Fontfabric---one style is free), and Construct (2012, a constructivist experiment with geometric solids).
In 2014, he created the semi-connected vintage signage script (or marker script) typeface Suzee FY (Fontyou), the creamy script Kumiz FY (with Gia Tran, Fontyou), which is a renamed version of Maio FY (with Gia Tran, at FontYou).
In 2016, together with FontFabric, he designed the great free rough-edged script typeface Resphekt (Latin/Cyrillic).
Another alias is Robot Smith.
Norwegian type designer Marius Watz created the very nice pixel fonts Protozoan square (1996; well, this is really a squarish organic face) and Amoeba_FivePX (1996). He is part of the Norwegian group "Function", together with Halvor Bodin and Kim Hiorthøy. With the latter two, he designed F Shinjuku in 1997 in the experimental FUSE series, based on Tokyo graffiti and inspired by the hip-hop culture. In the same series, he did F Where the Dog is Buried (octagonal, with Norwegian style dingbats), also in FUSE 17 in 1997. I-Ching (1997) is a three-font dingbat series consisting of Classic, Batman and Kogu. Psychoboy (1997) is a scratchy script. [Google] [More] ⦿
Warsaw-based graphic designer, who created the free dry brush typeface Mazak and the experimental decorative caps typeface New Color Font in 2015. In 2018, she designed a gorgeous abstract multiline poster alphabet. [Google] [More] ⦿
Eyesaw (was: Fontomas.com, or Signalgrau)
Dirk Uhlenbrock's (b. Essen, 1964) studied communication design at BUGH Wuppertal. His typographic contributions were presented under various labels such as Signalgrau, Fontomas.com, Eyesaw, or TypeType.
His fonts: Buddies (funny dingbat font), Scrabble (1999), Pizzo (pixel font, 2000), Accient (2000), EURASIAOblique, Freak (1998), SpaceAge, Fivejive (2000), Missu (2001), T-Series (a family by Stephen Payne (UK, 2000) for Territory), XXX (1998, sexy silhouettes), Y2k (2000), Basm (family by Miguel Basm Visser, 2000), Corner-bi and Corner-mono (both by Ole Fischer for Fischer Jr Design), Persona, Creatures (dingbats by Dirk Uhlenbrock, 1998), Thaipe, Thaiga, (squaregrid (Jay Marley, 2001), Bath (Heiko Hoos, 2001), Honey (Dirk Uhlenbrock, 2001), Pinx (Dirk Uhlenbrock, 2001), Tuna Salad (Dirk Uhlenbrock, 2001), Evo (2002), EvoThin (2002), Gen3000 (2002), Gen3000Thin (2002), HanneloreOutline (2001), Hannelore (2001), MassBlack (2002), MassOutline (2002), Mass (2002), MassStriped (2002), MassThin (2002), Microbe (2002), PellegriniItalic (2002), Pellegrini (2002), PileOutline (2002), Pile (2002), Rickshaw (2002, Indic letter simulation), Swisz (2002), SwiszThin (2002), TurbonItalic (2002), Turbon (2002), Apollo9, Apollo9Italic, Bite, Blob, BlobThin, Bubble, BubbleWild, Crack, Creatures, Dennis, Dioptrin, Dna, Electrance, Frakt, Launchpad, ORAV, Paul5, Paul6, PlakatOne, PlakatTwo, Push, Rubbermaid, RubbermaidSingle, Ticker, Tubeone, Tubetwo, Tvdinner, TvdinnerFull, Ufo, UfoItalic, Yodle.
Kombi was created in 2003.
The Fontomas CD published in 2005 (40 dollars for 75 fonts) is reviewed by Yves Peters. On it, we find older fonts as well as newer ones by Dirk himself: Ove, Gen1000 (DNA style), Hannelore, Mass, Micro B, Pellegrini (script), Pile, Swisz, Turbon, Rickshow (Indic simulation).
At 14. tage der typographie in 2013, he spoke on Grafik gegen Rechts.
F25 Digital Typeface Design
Volker Busse (F25 Digital Typeface Design) is a graphic designer at Grafikkontor in Berlin.
Designer of the old typewriter simulation fonts F25 Executive (2008), F25 BlackletterTypewriter (2006), Typewriter Condensed (2007), Telegraphem (2004), Cella (2007) and Daisy Wheel (2007). He also made Am Sans (2005), which he derived from a 1960s sample of Intertype Vogue (itself a geometric and clean-lined sans, ca. 1930), and F25 Bank Printer (a MICR family, 2005).
At FontStruct, he made F25 Borderfont (2009, a multiline family including styles called Alita and Kapata), F25 Fontstruction 157 (2009, experimental), and Hidden Text 01 (2009).
French design studio in Bordeaux created in 2012 by Julien Fesquet andt Benoit Baron, who were joined by Julien Taddei in 2013. Designers of the free display typeface Cascade Grotesk (2014), which is an experimental hybrid between Cascade Script and Brandon Grotesque. They also created the free high-contrast font Delicate (2014) and the free varied caps typeface 26 (2013).
In 2016, they finished the Escher style typeface Deus. LVtiK (2017) is a take on Helvetica. Khodja (2016) is a piano key typeface. Slantit (2017) is an experimental stone cut typeface. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Digital artist in Heerlen, The Netherlands, who created Back To Black (2011, experimental face), Hello Type (2011, sans headline face), Just Meet Me Halfway (2009), an experimental font made for two-coloring, and Eclectic (2011, a free octagonal face).
At OFL, he makes 01 Base (2010, sans) available.
Typefaces from 2014: Cigarettes & Coffee (a free vernacular brush typeface).
Dinamo is a Swiss type foundry established by Johannes Breyer and Fabian Harb after graduation from schools in Zurich, Basel and Amsterdam. Johannes and Fabian are visiting teachers at the Estonian Academy of the Arts, Tallinn and regularly teach at UDK Berlin and University of Applied Sciences, St. Gallen. Their typefaces:
French designer who graduated in 2011 with a DSAA from ESDRA in Lyon. Paris-based creator of Potemkin (constructivist face), Fractions (experimental), Sex Type (fun), Frogs, Glossy Bitch (connected paint simulation face), Western Spaghetto and Face Cachée.
In 2013, he collaborated with designers Jérémie Hornus and Alisa Nowak at FontYou on the design of the astrological simulation typeface Astral FY. The same group of three collaborated in 2014 on Naive Gothic FY.
In 2014, fabiel Gailleul and the Fontyou team co-designed Seawave FY.
Lille, France-based designer of the modular typeface family La Croisette (2014), he hexagonal typeface La Rubis (2015), the display typeface La Carabosse (2015), and Bunraku (2015). Solidarité 77 is an intertwined paperclip-style typeface created in 2016 by Fabien and Vincent Roché for the Association Solidarité Femmes Le Relais 77 which helps women that were victims of domestic violence. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
During her graphic design studies in Linz, Austria, Fabienne Plangger created the experimental typefaces Silk Paper Font (2013), Old Spice (2013, a rune simulation font), Marbling (2013), Rorschach (2013) and YO (2013).
Rio de Janeiro-based designer of the text typeface Colonia (1999-2004), and of the experimental typeface Ryad. Graphic designer. Co-founder of the group Fontes Carambola. In 2016, his typeface Mini Rio won an award at Tipos Latinos 2016. [Google] [More] ⦿
Fabrika de typos
Fabrika de typos is a Brazilian fondry run by Marcio Hirosse (b. 1969) in Sao Paulo. He made Destroyer (2007, splatter grunge), Helena (2007), Boogaloo (2006), Casual (2006), Expedito (2006), Impresso (2006), Club (2006), Qualque Coisa (2006), Pig (2006), Boogaloo, Casual, Error (2006), Sherley XXX (2006), Thailandesa (2006, Thai simulation face), Expedito, Impresso, Club (2006, stencil), Ferrugem (2006, grunge), Qualque Coisa (2006), Saco de Pao (2006, grunge), Clean (2006, experimental), Poesie Noire (2006, a great multiline calligraphic face), Fuck You Las Vegas (2005), Serial Killer (2004, bloodied Arial), Tragedia (2004), Font Macabra (2004), Font Abuso (grunge), Font Cartaz (2004, stencil face), and Font Mexicana. He created Ballom (psychedelic), Anarchy, Macabra, Cartaz, Crash, Tragedia, Abuso, Estragou de novo (1999), Sucata Special, Brother Bear, Floppy Disk, Punk Dingbats (2004-2005, destructionist typefaces), Swiss AntiNormal (2005), Jooy (2007, grunge), Deusdeti (2007, double script), Deux ex Machina (2007, blackletter-inspired), Comunista (2007, constructivist), BONDAGE-DEMO-VERSION (2007), CASULO-DEMO (2007), D-E-S-T-R-O-Y-E-R-D-E-M-O-V-E-R-S-I-O-N (2007), GARTEN-VON-DORNEN-BLACK---DEMO-VERSION (2007), GARTEN-VON-DORNEN-DEMO-VERSION (2007), Load (2007, grunge), LYSSA-DEMO-VERSION (2007), MUMIA-DEMO-VERSION (2007), OFF-SET---DEMO-VERSION (2007, grunge), Pig (2006, rough stencil typeface), PLEASURES-DEMO-VERSION (2007), Querencia-Army-DEMO-VERSION (2007), TETARIA (2007), FDT Sodomy (2008, blackletter), FDT Carreto (2008), all freely downloadable.
In 2017, he created the colored Memphis-style typeface Denoise.
Commercial typefaces: Circus de Terror, Rapariga (curly), Indiana, Hard Core, Iemanjai, Disorder, Joy, Deusdeti, Deux ex Machina, Comunista, Destroyer, Off Set, Pleasures Poesie Noire, Helena, Base, Clean, Casulo, Serial killer.
In 2015, he made FDT Wonderland.
Face 2 Face (or: F2F)
Born in Frankfurt, Germany in 1959, Alexander Branczyk is the main typographer at F2F (Face 2 Face), which is based in Berlin and Frankfurt. Other participants include Stefan Hausen, Alessio Leonardi, Torsti Maier-Bautor, Thomas Nagel, Haike Dehl and Sybille Schlaich. F2F specializes in what it calls anarchistic typography. Branczyk made F2F CzykagoTrans (1995) and a few other experimental fonts, as well as Bellczyk, CZYKago-Cameo, CZYKago-Quer, OCR-Alexczyk, OCR-Bczyk, SubberlogoMini, TheczykM, MadzineScript (curly vampire typeface), BurnoutChaos, Frontpage, MonakoStoned, Entebbe (a ransom note font), OCRFBeta and OCRHeike. Other designers: Thomas Nagel (ScreenScream, Shakkarakk, ElDeeCons, Madame Butterfly, Pixmix, Shpeetz, TyrellCorp), Heike Nehl (LoveGrid, Starter Kid, Lego Stoned, Twins), Alessio Leonardi (PrototipaMultipla, TagliatelleSugo, Mekanik Amente, Metamorfosi, provinciali, AlRetto, F2F TechLand, F2FAlLineato, F2FMekkasoTomanik, F2FSimbolico (1992, dingbats), Poison Flowers (1992)), Stefan Hauser (F2FBoneR, Haakonsen), Sybille Schlaich (Styletti Medium). Face2Face groups the designers of Moniteurs and xplicit ffm. Bitstream link. Alternate URL. In 2003, these designs by Alexander Branczyk appeared in the Linotype Taketype 5 collection: F2FBurnoutChaos LT Std, F2FCzykago LT Std Light, F2FCzykago LT Std Semiserif, F2FCzykago LT Std Trans, F2FEntebbe LT Std, F2FFrontpageFour LT Std, F2FMadZine LT Std Dirt, F2FMadZine LT Std Fear, F2FMadZine LT Std Script, F2FMadZine LT Std Wip (1992), F2FMonakoStoned LT Std, F2FOCRAlexczyk LT Std Regular, F2FOCRAlexczyk LT Std Shake, F2FOCRBczyk LT Std Bold, F2FOCRBczyk LT Std Regular, F2FTechLand LT Std.
Alexander Branczyk studied visual communication at HfG Offenbach under Friedrich Friedl. From 1988 until 1994, he was project manager at Erik Spiekermann's MetaDesign. Since 1994, Alexander is partner and managing director of xplicit Gesellschaft für visuelle Kommunikation mbH (xplicit.de) based in Frankfurt/Main. Alexander Branczyk is co-publisher of Emotional Digital, and since 2003 a visiting professor for typography at the Bauhaus University Weimar.
Codesigner of Brush Poster Grotesk (2017, a fun semi grungy typeface designed for the children's exhibition 1,2,3 Kultummel from Labyrinth Kindermuseum Berlin by xplicit, Berlin (Annette Wüsthoff, Alexander Branczyk and Mascha Wansart) and Manuel Viergutz; loaded with glyphs and decorative extras like arrows, dingbats, emojis, symbols, geometric shapes, catchwords and decorative ligatures).
During his studies in Buenos Aires, Facundo Beccaglia created two typefaces---an unnamed experimental blackletter typeface (2013), and Filo 74, an uncial-style display typeface (2013). [Google] [More] ⦿
From their web page: "Fake I.D. is Joshua Trees and Yvan Martinez. To the disappointment of many, our design studio doesn't make phony documents. But we do make a living providing art direction and design for print and web." Joshua Trees teaches experimental typography at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. Based in Los Angeles, CA, Fake I.D. published Ghetto Nuovo, Ghetto Vecchio and Ghetto Novissimo, which were developed in conjunction with SUGO magazine and the Venice Biennial of Visual Arts: these are free Hebrew and Latin fonts complete with numerals, punctuation, accented characters, signs and symbols. In all, 225 characters. Ghetto's naming convention refers to 16th-century Venice, Italy, home of the world's first legally separate neighborhood for Jews and its three historic areas of settlement. [Google] [More] ⦿
Family Font Mart
Free fonts by Akihiro Oya in truetype format for Mac and PC: Nishichiba, NerimaNumber, BERLIN-REDRAIN-Italic, BERLIN-REDRAIN-Regular, Canarendon-Broken, Chubu-08-Normal, G.B.BOOT, GENERAL, GUNJU (very original stencil font), Horror-Impact-B, KANEIWA-alp-regular (simulated Japanese), Logic-twenty-five-A, Logic-twenty-five-Normal, Logic-twenty-five-Q, MEN'S-COSME, MINIMALHARD, MINIMALHARD2, NAKAMURA, Overheads, R.P.G.-KATAKANA, R.P.G., TAPEMAN, Telavision, VIET-MAP-LOVE, cubic-millimeter, enikusu-HG, square-millimeter, super-detective-kids, tamio-qn6, trattorian-2, videobeast-80's, namco_regular. Two of these are katakana fonts. All of them may be classified as experimental. Many can be used at small sizes on screens ("pixel fonts").
John Baichtal (Famished.org) is the designer (b. 1971) of the art deco typeface Cronus (2002), Globe (a pixel font), Addled, Creamed Corn, 121, Boa Hamata, One Twenty One, November 14th, Peanut, Pinnacle (a deformed font), Plateau, Quigley, Skinny, Stogie, the kitchen tile typeface Abacus (2002), Equanimity Stencil (2002), Ripsaw (a Tuscan display font, 2002), Girder (2002), Equanimity Linked (2002), Faxt (2002, pixel font), Purvey Grecian (2002), Gold (2002, sans serif), Mullet (2002), Eidolon (2002), Sloth, Tourmaline (a great art deco typeface with many gorgeous ligatures), Transaction, Octuple, Mullet (2002, sans), Hellios (2002, a bitmap stencil font with spikes), Nairoby (2002, experimental), Tray (2002), and Dactylic (2003, octagonal). Some free Mac fonts are supposed to be here. [Google] [More] ⦿
Keita Soejima's fonts are sold through Font Pavilion: Squash, SPORTS WEAR, Portable, Cheese, Mog (2000), Plamoframe, Scooter E, Scooter J, Sportswear Sweat E, Sportswear Sweat J. Many fonts have katakana and romaji versions. Home page. Newest additions: Cartridge E, Edit E, Sponge E, Basic E, Portable E, Squash E. Mac fonts by Keita Soejima and Yo-Yo: two free Roman fonts (French Curve, Marking Marker), one Thai font (Taikana) and an experimental hiragana font (Koike) at this site run by Keita Soejima. Page at DEX Image. [Google] [More] ⦿
French graphic and type designer in Paris. Between 1997 and 2007, she created these fonts (no downloads or sales though): Simplette (sans), Anthrite (experimental), Futurenner, Machine, Insitu, Annabelle (connected upright script), Régule, Singe, Serafine, Chantilly (VAG Round style), Remix 1, Remix 2, Elico (octagonal, mechanical), Fracture, Poule (dot matrix), Texto (experimental, dot matrix). [Google] [More] ⦿
In 2018, Fatih Hardal and Mustafa Akülker co-designed the hipster sans typeface Unshaped. At Marmara University, he designed the commercial typeface Hardal Serif (2018).
In 2018, Fatih Hardal and Muhittin Gunes set up Bold Type Istanbul. Their joint typefaces at Bold Type include the sans typeface families Bold Type Modern (2018) and Bold Type Grotesk (2018).
One of his most remarkable typefaces is the Bauhaus-style fat font Quad (2018).
Feel Free Design
Belgrade, Serbia-based designer of the square-shaped experimental typeface Lena's Font (2013) and the colorful geometric solid typeface Geometry (2015). Jelena can best be described as a minimalist artist and illustrator. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
With a Bachelor's degree in design from PUC in Rio, Felipe (Rio de Janeiro, b. 1977) is involved in brand design for various companies. His Archimedes Memória typeface (2002) was created for the DBA's brand identity design. It is on the popular Bank Gothic typeface. Designer of the ultra-geometric experimental typefaces Memoria (2000), done for Power Systems Research, and Archimedes (2002), done for DBA Engenharia de Sistemas. [Google] [More] ⦿
Montevideo-based designer who created 53 PNAV in 2012, the fattest font ever, together with Nicolas Branca. This typeface was chosen for the Type and identity of 53 Premio Nacional de Artes Visuales de Uruguay (Uruguayan national arts awards). In 2010, he made the dot matrix typeface Minima.
New York-based Nicholas Felton's fonts at FELTRON: the pixel fonts Remove (OpenType), Foss (caps inspired by Icelandic writing), Whip, Amtrix S (pixel type), Megabit, Sibilance, Amtrix 4, Amtrix 5, Amtrix 6. He also made the experimental geometric typeface Shipflat (2004, T-26), which won an award at the TDC2 2005 type competition.
Designer in Strasbourg, France. Behance link. Together with Anaîs Lecomte-Boinet, he took aerial pictures of the Roseraie garden behind La Maison romane in Épinal, and then developed a geometric display typeface from it, called RoseTyler (2012). That font was then used to decorate walls of buildings, both indoors and outdors. [Google] [More] ⦿
Born in Carmelo, Colonia, Uruguay in 1983, then based in Geneva, Switzerland, where he studied Visual Communication at the Haute Ecole d'Art et de Design, and now back in Montevideo, Uruguay, this graphic designer created the counterless geometric typeface Circ (2011), and the triangulated experimental typeface VIGA (2011). Fermin has a Bachelors degree in Industrial Design (2009). At his foundry, also called Fermin Guerrero, one can buy VIGA and MANIFESTA (2012, a De Stijl typeface).
For his Bachelors thesis at HEAD in Geneva, he created the typeface Genève (2014): In developing Genève I was inspired by the typeface used by French printer/editor/publisher Henri II Estienne in his famous book Thesaurus Linguae Graecae, published in Geneva in 1572. This typeface was brought to Geneva by Henri's father, Robert Estienne, who, before settling in Geneva and working as Calvin's printer, was the printer of France's King, François I. This typeface highly influenced the typographers and printers in Geneva at that time. Henri and Robert Estienne's work in Geneva helped it to become one of the most important cities in Europe for print and typography in the sixteenth century. Genève consists of four styles: Classique (humanist serif), Austère (geometric serif), Spontanée (humanist sans-serif) and Alternative (stencil, display version).
Graduate of the MATD program at the University of Reading, class of 2015. His graduation typeface was Exentra which was was conceived for publications promoting forward-thinking through a contemporary and experimental vision of modern culture and trends. It supports Latin, Gurmukhi and Greek. In addition, Fermin added the fat face didone / gothic mixture mixture font Black Display for applications in fashion, and the super-angular and scary Franky as sub-styles of Exentra.
Argentinian artist / painter / illustrator, b. 1966. Creator of the experimental typefaces Borges (2005), Latita (2000, organic), Ñanduti (2000), Pacífica (2000, based on Arial, the typeface used for the Iraq war declaration), Huev (2004), and Misiones. In 1984, he become Profesor Nacional de Artes Plásticas in Buenos Aires. Currently, he is a professor of design at Universidad Católica de Asunción, Paraguay. [Google] [More] ⦿
Fernando Forero Foundry
Fernando Forero (b. 1978, Tunja) ran EisartGraphic.com together with Weronika Kwiatkowska, and moved from Bogota to Kalisz, Wielkopolska, Poland, where he started Fernando Forero Foundry. He is now located in Warsaw, where he works as a graphic and type designer and illustrator.
Designer of Ishia Antiqua (2013, a cursive hand), Urbania (2013, a dusty face), Ilex (2012, hand-printed), Baltan (2012, a calligraphic script), Old Stamps (2011, scanbats), Boys and Girls (2011, dingbats), Aliovha (2011, a monoline elliptical sans), Old Nyleshina or Old Nyleshna (2010, roughened calligraphy), Vexa (2010, grunge), Ornamentus (2010, an interesting modular ornamental face), Melonella (2010, a medieval script), Cioran (2010, aged letters), Ornalia (2010), Selbst (2010, hand-printed caps), Nugg (2010, grungy), Feeda (2010, a curly face), Intuitiva (2010, grungy), Czarnulka (2010, script), Khamus (an earthy calligraphic face) and Últimos Ritos (a hybridization between the forms of the Cyrillic and Roman characters), two typefaces that won awards at Tipos Latinos 2008. He also made the grungy Refaxed (2008) and Efficient Fax Font (2010), and the experimental Aleah (2010) and Ovhol (2010).
In 2014, Forero published the grungy letterpress emulation font family Asfalto.
Paris-based outfit that specalizes in interactive design. In 2016, they experimented with that in type design when they exploited some Opentype features in the free font Datalegreya (see also Open Font Library): Datalegreya is a typeface which can interweave data curves with text. It is designed by Figs, on the basis of open source font Alegreya Sans Thin SC by typographer Juan Pablo del Peral. Datalegreya can be used in all contexts where small space is available to synthetically display graphical data: connected objects, embedded displays, annual reports, weather report and stock prices. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Filiz Sahin is an American interactive designer, originally from Istanbul. Her work includes Geogram (2012, an octagonal typeface), Wave Me In (2012, a free wavy EPS-format font), Knit Type (2012, a free stitching font), Stitching Font (2012), Ant Type (2012, another stitching font), Drop Type (2012, a free EPS format ornamental caps face), Spider Type (2012, a modified Helvetica Bold), and a hand-drawn all ornamental caps face (2009). Muscle Type (2012) is a free EPS-format font inspired by bundles of muscles. Sablon (2012) is an organic all-caps type family. Hair Type (2012) consists of strands of hair. Dooooodle Type (2012) are doodled ornamental caps. El Yazi (2012) is a 2d and 3d school script font on EPS format. Cosmo Path (2012) is a free spaceship-inspired EPS vector font. Che's Bone (2012) is a bone-themed typeface. Mood Type (2012, free) is a beautiful EPS-format font that takes inspiration from modern Swedish furniture. Doodleista (2012) is a condensed poster face.
Typefaces from 2013: Look Up (a hand-drawn arrowed poster typeface).
Typefaces from 2014: Mink (free hand-printed font).
Typefaces from 2018: Tonton (a children's book font), Tonton Green (crocodile skin texture).
Japanese foundry in Nagoya that offers free and commercial Latin fonts made by Ryoichi Tsunekawa, who also runs Bagel & Co, Dharma Type, HolidayType and Prop-A-Ganda. Most of his work was done at Flat-It. His typefaces:
Floodfonts has freeware fonts by Felix Braden (b. Koblenz, Germany, 1974, an ex-student at the Trier College of Design). In 2000 he founded the free-font site Floodfonts with Peter Hoffmann. After working for five years as an art director for Gaga-Design, Koblenz, he decided to set up his own graphic design studio in Cologne. He now lives in Cologne working as a freelance designer and as a art director for MWK Cologne. In 2016, he set up his own Felix Braden typefoundry.
His free fonts at Floodfonts included Polaris (2011), Floodicons (2003), Hydrophilia (2003. He writes: Hydrophilia family was created in 2003 by Felix Braden as a further development of Moby and comes with two fonts: The gothic typeface (liquid) is a revised version of the pixel font (iced). Hydrophilia liquid got a lot of letterforms with a diagonal axis, which reminded me of the technical fonts used on early liquid crystal displays.), Squid (2002, free), SquidCaps (2002), Ninetwist (2002), Catherine (2002), Moby (2002, a Bauhaus style corporate and headline font for the Cologne based design bureau Glashaus), Babelfish (2002), Blendfontsexperiment (2001), Incpot (1997), Hammerhead (2001: an angular constructivist typeface---free), HammerheadBlack (2001), HammerheadBold (2001), HammerheadMedium (2001), Multikultur (1997, Fraktur font), MultikulturExtraBold (2001), Orchidee (2001), Sadness (2001), Wuestling (1997). His commercial typefaces at Floodfonts include Kontiki (2018: a woodprint emulation typeface family; a grungy version of Clarendon), Capri Pro (2011-2015): an expressive constructed sans serif typeface in the tradition of Kabel and Avant Garde, partly constructivist, and partly hipster.
Peter Hoffmann designed Alita (2001) and Lacuna (2001).
In 2004, he cofounded Timetwist with Pia Kolle, where you can download Rabbits (2004, Kolle), Pirates Stoertebecker (2004, Braden at Floodfonts, a ransom note face), Pirates Drake (2004, Braden at Floodfonts), PiratesBlackbeard (2004, Braden at Floodfonts), PiratesBonney (2004, Braden at Floodfonts), Bigfish (2009, a Western billboard face).
At Ductype, Braden published Timetwisteight (2005, a pixel face).
At URW++, he published the Supernormale family (part techno, part pixel) in 2006.
At Fountain, he published the original version of Capri in 2011. After Fountain's demise, it reappeared as Capri Pro at Floodfonts in 2015.
The Orchidee project started in 1999 led to a fantastic free font. Felix: Orchidee was created as a part of the business stationary of the restaurant Orchidee located in the luxory hotel Quellenhof in Aachen, Germany. After the founding of the restaurant the hotel manager realized that there earlier was a bordello in the city with the same name, so he wanted to change the name. At the time when our agency had to presentate the logotype the name was not appointed so I created the font. The restaurant was specialized on crosscultural european-asian cuisine. Because of that I wanted to mix up some elements of traditional asian typography with european typography. The letters are designed in freehand by the repetition of just a few basic elements. To create the rough outline I used xerox-copier because I wanted to have some chaotic elements to give the font a handmade touch.
At FontShop, he published FF Scuba (2012), as an offline companion to Verdana. It was one of the winners of the Communication Arts Typography Annual 2013.
In 2019, he published Pulpo, a ten-style family inspired by Century Schoolbook and Clarendon.
FontShop link. Klingspor link. Fontspace link. Dafont link. Behance link. Fontsquirrel link. Personal page. Another Behance link. Fountain Type link. Home page of Felix Braden. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
During her studies at FADU in Buenos Aires, Flor Jochimsen combined Helvetica Bold and Light into an experimental hybrid typeface (2015). She also created a fantastic set of pop art posters in 2015. [Google] [More] ⦿
French art director, graphic and type designer, and illustrator who lives in Rambouillet. His typefaces include the refined multilined bling typeface Epok (2008), a paper fold typeface called Happy Line, a geometric alphabet called Typ_O, and a type poster called Numbers. [Google] [More] ⦿
Izumi Najamura is the Japanese designer of these free fonts: FF_FamilyCockpit (2006, blocky), FF_Himekazura-H (2006, blocky hiragana), FF_Himekazura-K (2006, blocky katagana), FF_LogicBox, FF_PetitBiscuit1.9, FF_SingaSong, FF_Suzuki-Al, FF_Suzuki-K. Mostly, these fonts are experimental and incomplete. [Google] [More] ⦿
A collective of mostly Swiss type designers who showcase their designs. The designers are Aimée Hoving, Franz Hoffman, Jacques Borel, Harry Bloch, Matthias Gehri, Sylvain Aerni, Jacques Dousse, Thomas Eberwein, Juerg Lehni, Fabian Monod, Émilie Renault, Jérôme Rigaud and Pierre Terrier. No downloads yet. The list of fonts: Jawut (2002, Franz Hoffman, Juerg Lehni, Jérôme Rigaud, Pierre Terrier): a typeface inspired by André Baldinger's Newut / Puzzle (Fabian Monod) / Troyd (Sylvain Aerni) / Encoda MM (Sylvain Aerni): sans serif / Encoda Anfang (Sylvain Aerni): sans serif / Absinthia (Sylvain Aerni) / Punebot (Sylvain Aerni) / Alchemia (Sylvain Aerni) / Basicrounded (Sylvain Aerni) / Bacted_Flagada_Trigger (Sylvain Aerni): a dirty look font / Crux (Jacques Dousse): a gothic bitmap font / Frankental (Jacques Dousse): a dot matrix font / Multitool (Jacques Dousse): a dingbat font with firemen's tools / Hexagonipus (Jacques Dousse): a kitchen tile font based on lettering on Spitfires / TGV (Jérôme Rigaud) / Lafrui (Jérôme Rigaud): a connected lettering font / Plan De Paris (Jérôme Rigaud): lettering from an old plan of Paris / ScriptedPix (Jérôme Rigaud): a connected screen font / Rhizompix (Jérôme Rigaud): a screen font / Pix2x (Jérôme Rigaud): an experimental screen font / Condpix (Jérôme Rigaud): a screen font / handled_Matrix (Jérôme Rigaud): a dirty screen font / Soul&Funk (2002, Jérôme Rigaud) / Russian (2002, Jérôme Rigaud): a Cyrillic simulation font / mtrxs (Sylvain Aerni and Jérôme Rigaud): a dot matrix font / wellKrau (Pierre Terrier and Jérôme Rigaud): an irregularly tiled font / Minaco (Thomas Eberwein): a screen font family / Tilt (Thomas Eberwein): a dot matrix font. Blog. [Google] [More] ⦿
This foundry's motto is: Font Soup is an independent type foundry that is primarily targeted at helping students and graduates break into the competitive world of being a type designer. Maze (2009) is a free biline stencil font. Font Soup is run by Phil Kiel, who is finishing the final year of his Graphic Arts Degree at Liverpool School of Art&Design. His typefaces include the Logotype family (2009---techno, with a stencil style thrown in), and the poster fonts Quam, P Warning, P Pong, P Fuzzy and P Maze. Behance link. A second Behance link. In 2009, we find Phil Kiel again at Phil Kiel Fonts. [Google] [More] ⦿
Interesting geometric and experimental typefaces by Ivan Hristov in Bulgaria:
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 typefaces: 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 typefaces 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 typefaces at T-26: Nexodus (2008, medieval style), Zenthes (2008), Alien Ornaments, Glosso, Iskola (2002, a Victorian typeface done with Silas Dilworth), Kozma (great ornaments), Melico, Melico Ornaments (2004, another great set), Xodus.
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.
Typefaces from 2016: Crave Sans.
FontArte (was: Magdart Fonts)
FontArte (est. 2004; ex: Magdart Fonts) is Artur Frankowski's foundry in Warsaw, launched in cooperation with Magdalena Frankowska. Frankowski is a Polish type designer, b. 1965, Zamosciu. He taught typography at the Technical University of Warsaw and is professor of typography and design at the Faculty of Design of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. In 2004 he finished his PhD thesis on legibility of type on cartographic maps. In 2013 he presented a habilitation thesis on street lettering as an inspiration for a graphic designer. In 2015 Artur graduated from the Expert Class Type Design (EcTd) at the Plantin Institute in Antwerp. He has published type and visual communication-related articles in design&print magazines. Through FontArte he wants to preserve Polish typographic heritage, specially Polish Avantgarde and introduce new directions in Polish type design culture. Author of Typespotting Warszawa and co-author (with Magdalena Frankowska) of a book about Henryk Berlewi, a pioneer of functional typography.
He spoke at ATypI 2005 in Helsinki on Type on maps and at ATypI 2007 in Brighton on Designing a regional typeface. Co-creator with Henryk Sakwerda in 2006 of Silesiana 2006 (see also here), a great calligraphic font whose development was supported by the Silesian Government. Speaker at ATypI 2016 in Warsaw on From Typespotting to Warsaw letters. MyFonts link. Author of several typefaces:
Andreas Koller is a Senior Creative Technologist at Skype in London, designing, researching and prototyping product innovation and tools. In 2014 he graduated from the Information Experience Design MA programme at Royal College of Art. Before that he studied at Salzburg University of Applied Sciences.
A specialist in generative and algorithmic art and design, he created the free software Fontastic: Fontastic is a library for creating font files in TTF and WOFF format which you can then use in any design program or website. It allows one to make fonts based on data, sensors, live feeds, or any other algorithm, or manipulate existing fonts to create one's own version. Fontastic was designed to make it as easy as possible to create a font in Processing. Under the hood, it uses doubletype, a Java font editor that builds font files according to the TrueType format, and sfntly to create Web Open Font Format files. [Google] [More] ⦿
Oszkár Boskovitz's Hungarian foundry. Before Fontbistro, he ran Nepfont Digital Foundry. He is a graduate of MOME, Moholy-Nagy University of Art & Design, Budapest, Hungary. His fonts sold at Fontbistro include Balek, Blabla, Ecsetirás (2001, a brush typeface based on a typeface of Zoltán Nagy, 1967), Konwektor (techno), Hardware, Monostar (2014, a monoline rounded sans), Pannon Antiqua (2001, based on a family by Edit Zigány (1972), Pluto (2006), Shrapnel (organic), Syrup (2005, stencil), Tilos (2002, rough stencil family), Troppauer (2005, unicase), Tubyfex (2005, experimental). [Google] [More] ⦿
Fontfabric is the foundry of Svetoslav Simov, a visual designer who is located in Sofia, Bulgaria, b. 1984. Highly innovative designer whose creations have lots of style and flair. Many fonts are for both Latin and Cyrillic. Picture. Typegoodness link. YWFT link.
View Fontfabric's typefaces. In 2015, Ani Petrova, Svetoslav Simov and Radomir Tinkov co-designed the 214-style mammoth font system Intro Rust, a rough version of Fontfabric's Intro. The fonts are partitioned over Intro Rust, Intro Script, Intro Head and Intro Goodies. Still in 2015, we find Nexa Script.
In 2017, Plamen Motev and Svetoslav Simov co-designed Uni Neue, a total remake of Fontfabric's earler typeface Uni Sans (2009). Svetoslav Simov, Plamen Motev and the Fontfabric team (Vladislav Jordanov, Stan Partalev, Mirela Belova, Jacklina Jekova, Nikolay Petroussenko) produced Zing Rust, Zing Sans Rust and Zing Script Rust in the same year: it consists of 521 handmade typefaces.
In 2018, Mirela Belova and Svetoslav Simov co-designed the 20-style geometric sans typeface family Mont. Svet Simov and Svetlin Balezdrov co-designed the humanist sans family Squad, and Simov published the free all caps flared terminal font Colus in 2018. Gilam was designed in 2018 by Ivan Petrov, Plamen Motev and Svetoslav Simov---it is based on DIN, but is more geometric and has obliquely cut terminals.
In 2019, Svet Simov, Radomir Tinkov and Stan Partalev designed the 72-strong Noah family of geometric sans typefaces, which is partitioned into four groups by x-height from small (Noah Grotesque) to medium (Noah and Noah Text) to large (Noah Head). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Creator of the Neotechnic series of (free) fonts: Accudigit Regular, Accudigit Body, Parma, Intermatrix (1998), Matricies, Hako, Basic. The designer, Michael Hernan made these fonts between 1995-1998, and writes: About Neotechnic Series: This series of Fonts reflect the information industry at the end of the 20th century and its obsession with classification. Each typeface captures a different aspect of our recent info-culture. He obtained an MA in typeface design from the University of Reading in 2008. At Reading, he designed Pseudo (2008). He started FontGroup in 2008, but that no longer exists (and the link died). His old site, sitehernan, has not been updated in many years. The last typefaces shown at FontGroup before its demise included: Isoglyph (2009), Pseudo (2008-2009), Helvetica Kiss Fit (2006), Helvetica PointSign, Helvetica MultiDigit, UnicaDeux (2006, after an André Gürtler design), KataKana, Galactic Slab, Hako (dot matrix), Bodoni Arabic Numerals, Accudigit Body (1997, pixel face), AfterModule (1997, pixelish), Basic RCT (1995, pixel face), Block Normal (1993), EuroPop, 469 (numerals), g1055, InterMatrix (1998, dot matrix), Matricies Positive (1996, gridded), Matricies Negative (1996), Newer Alphabet, Octane (2005, octagonal and geometric), Fuiji Numbers (pixel face), Parma Sixtyeight (1996, inspired by a No. 6 on the side of Nelson Piquet's 1984 Brabham Racing car), Photo Numbers (pixel face), Pre Recollect, Quartz, Readable Dog, Shasyoku Moji II, Steiner Numbers (2005, numerals), Week Day, Alumi (1996, a squarish typeface based on a design by Paul Rand), Astra (1996, after a 1973 Letraset typeface called Star Marquee), Epps Evans (1995-1997, after Herbert Spencer), New Alphabet (1996, experimental, minimal, based on Wim Crouwel's alphabet), Volume Control (1999, dings), Fine Line (1994), Humana, Clock Face (1995, numbers for clocks). See also here. [Google] [More] ⦿
Young German designers showcase their experimental (Mac) fonts. Included are fonts by Max Fiedler, Matthias Rosenkranz, Markus Volquarts, Jacques Pense, Doris Fürst, Alexander Gialouris, Olaf Claussen, Karsten Steens, Peter Pannes, Anna Gross, Marcel Staudt, Hanno Bennert, Josefin Kaiser, Stefanie Fortmann, Axel Peemöller, Katja Wolf, Anke Klasen, Nicole Simon. Direct downloads. Link died. [Google] [More] ⦿
Gábor Kóthay (Fontmunkások) is a Hungarian type designer (b. 1962) who lives in Szeged. Gábor Kóthay's fonts include:
Free fonts made in Japan from 2006 until 2007 by Yoshihisa Nakai: FontopoBREEZE, FontopoELEPOP, FontopoFONTOPO, FontopoHATOPOPPO, FontopoNEUTRAL, FontopoNIKUKYU, FontopoORIENTAL, FontopoSOLID, FontopoSUBWAY, FontopoYANWARI. Mostly typographical experiments with incomplete character sets. Some handwriting fonts. Kana and Latin. Other designs: Synapse (2007), Planet to Planet (2007), Retro Paradise (2007), Fontopo Sunny Day, Planetarium, Dancers, Hannari, Kodomo Light, Kodomo.
Fonts Lab was an Italianfree font foundry with emphasis on "free", even for commercial use. The first fonts, all made in 2011, included Fonts-lab Gift, Fonts Lab Symphony, Free For Fonts-Lab Subscribers, Lady Jane Old, Five Dollars Matter, Writing Something by Hand, Hint Retro, Hint Retro Grunge, Soul Handwriting (brushy script), Variety, Universal College Draft (2011, a sketched sports jersey alphabet), Handwriting Draft (sketch face), Around 20 (experimental), Adelfy, Old Printing Press (grunge), Frank Handwriting, Sketch Me, Retro Lined Area.
Fonts Lab became Fontscafe, located in Milan.
Production in 2012: Making Lettering Tall, Universal College (grungy athletic letters), Marmellata Jam (connected script), Marmellata Jar 01 and 02 (connected fat signage scripts), Henry Rodeo Circus (Western face), Scrappy-Looking, Contribute Free Version (connected fountain pen script), Basically Serif, I'm Fashionista, Sign Handwriting, Chalk Hand Lettering, Chalk Hand Lettering Shaded, Voluptate (retro connected script), Retroactive (a great connected script face).
Around June 2012, something happened---possibly a complaint from the FontLab software people---, and the name changed from Fonts Lab to Fontscafe. In the same year, a commercial foundry was started via MyFonts.
Typefaces from 2013: Free Sketching, Hand Printing Press [in ten styles such as Meshed, Scraped, Normal, Stencil, Stamps, and Eroded], Egregio Script (retro script), Hand Shop Typography A20 (an 8-style poster font set that includes shadow and inline typefaces), Hand Shop Typography C30, and many more in the Hand Shop Typography pack, including the frame font Hand Shop Elements.
In 2014, we find Hand Christmas Doodle, My Valentines Love (heart dingbat font) and Bold Pressing (vintage letterpress typeface family, with ornaments).
For Home or Office Use
"For Home or Office Use" is a strange name for a foundry, but that is exactly what it is. The fonts are made by Achim Reichert (Paris) and Wolfgang Breuer (Berlin). Their commercial Mac type 1 fonts include thhe experimental Try family (2Try-Strich, 3Try-Straight, 4Try-kerned, 7Try-Medserif, 8Try-Micro, 12Try-Lego, 131Try-Klingspor,- eo, 161Try-Bitter,- eo, 172Try-Reg, 1722Try-Fliess Fett, 1721Try-Reg Inline, 174Try-Serif, 1742Try-Serif Fett, 18Try-Annette), Abnehmen (free), A-Teile, A-Teile Neue, 0031aAddStrokeWeight-Oblique, 0031eAddStrokeWeight-Oblique, 0062aAddStrokeWeight-Oblique, 0062eAddStrokeWeight-Oblique, 0125aAddStrokeWeight-Oblique, 0125eAddStrokeWeight-Oblique, Almatadema-Eins, -Fier, -Vier, 0031aConvertToPath-Italic, 0031bConvertToPath-Italic, 0062aConvertToPath-Italic, 0062bConvertToPath-Italic, 0125aConvertToPath-Italic, 0125bConvertToPath-Italic, Densite, Ouvert, Knubb, Knubb-20, Birthday-Regular, Birthday-Bold, 0034Paper, 0034Paper-Italic, 0034Paper-Oblique, 0057Paper, 0057Paper-Italic, 0057Paper-Oblique, 0075aPaper, 0075aPaper-Italic, 0075bPaper, 0075cPaper, 0075dPaper-Italic, Free 0034-0075dPaper Font, Paper, 0031aPlotter, 0031bPlotter, 0031aPlotter-Bandzug, 0031bPlotter-Bandzug, 0031aPlotter-Twenty, 0031bPlotter-Twenty, 0062aPlotter, 0062bPlotter, 0062aPlotter-Twenty, 0062bPlotter-Twenty, 0125aPlotter, 0125bPlotter, 0125aPlotter-Twenty, 0125bPlotter-Twenty, 0125aPlotter-Breitband, 05aPlotter, F.T./Brown, F.T. Bold, la bonne heure, -bold, Lini Eins, Lini Drei - eo, Lini-Vier - eo, Love-1, Love-10, NEW FEw, NEW GEw, NEW Klein, sBit34, WIR 2, WIR 3, WIR 4, WIR 6Vi, WIR 7Vi.
The fonts by Breuer in this list include the A-Teile family, the Birthday family, and the Plotter family.
There is a free type software program called Abnehmen, as well as a number of experimental stroke-based fonts whose stroke thickness can be adjusted with Adobe InDesign, for example. [Google] [More] ⦿
Forma & Co
Joel lozano studied graphic design at the Escola Massana, Centre d'Art i Disseny in Barcelona. Barcelona-based codesigner with Robin Frank at T-26 of dingbats and letters derived from a motorcycle: Mototype (2008, 4 styles). The free Network Font (2011) is a monospaced, yet experimental concoction.
Joel Lozano, Dani Navarro and Roger Pau run Forma.co together in Barcelona. Forma.co published the tweetware rounded sans typeface Sant Joan Despi in 2014.
Formlos (was: Folio)
Formlos is an independent design bureau, brand consultancy and type foundry, founded in 1999 and originally located in Hellmonsoedt/Vienna, Austria. It seems to be in Berlin right now.
David Hubner (b. 1981, Wels, Austria) is the Austrian designer (based in Hellmonsoedt and Malta) of
Lukas Kerecz created Monocrane (2013) while studying in Berlin.
Link to his studio Dav Marken Design. Alternate URL (2003), where you can find his custom typography. Still another URL, called Folio (2003), where you can find his custom typography. Another URL, where Ventisei can be downloaded. Dafont link. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
As a student at Abdulrahman bin Faisal University, Foziya Al-aujan (Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia) designed a 3d experimental Arabic typeface (2017) and a decorative Latin typeface called Dracos (2017). [Google] [More] ⦿
Fran Mendez (London, UK) has a BA Honours degree in Fine Arts from the University of Salamanca, Spain, a PGCE from Polytechnic University of Valencia (2008) and a Masters in Graphic Design (Communication and Editorial Design) from Escuela Superior de Diseño Elisava in Barcelona (2010). She created the experimental typefaces Morse Code (2014) and LDF Type (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Florence, Italy-based illustrator. Designer of Ovo (2014), a font designed to be used for the cultural institutions of the town of Montevarchi, Italy. Its shapes are influenced by the architecture of the medieval town, and is based on arcs and a grid. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Francisco Castro Miranda
Sao Luis, Brazil (and before that, Vancouver, Canada)-based creator of Flaot Stencil (2013, a modular stencil face), Obvious (2013, a hairline geometric experimental typeface) and Hideseek (2013, a straight-edged experimental typeface).
In 2014, he created the ultra-fat typeface Dreew.
Stuttgart-based designer. Student at the Rhode Island School of Design (2011-2013) in the MFA program. Her extensive portfolio includes the typeface Alfred (2012, a headline typeface inspired by the magazine Bomb), Insect Font (2007, experimental) and Never Sleep (2009, an angular font). [Google] [More] ⦿
Born in 1984, Tracer graduated from the National College of Arts and Design Olivier de Serres in Paris. He is now based in London, where he is a freelance graphic and type designer. His typefaces include Ray Bartok (2008-2009, experimental), Gordan (2008), Pizza (2007), Cotyle (2007, all segments are circle arcs---type named after a pelvic bone he broke), and Vurt (2007). [Google] [More] ⦿
Belgian graphic designer and software specialist who is assiocated with the Sint Lucas Hogeschool voor Beeldende Kunsten in Antwerp, Belgium. He designed various experimental types at these workshops. Speaker at the ATypI meetings in 2004 and 2005 in Prague and Helsinki. Developer of NodeBox, an app for creating generative design.
Free font site, est. 2009. The fonts being displayed and introduced were developed by students in seminars and workshops offered by Pascal Glissmann at the Academy of Visual Arts Hong Kong and the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. Fonts there from 2009
In 2010, new fonts were added. Here is a partial list:
In 2013, Glissmann moved to Parsons in New York City, where he continued the tradition of posting the student work. However, there are no more downloads, and links are not clickable. [Google] [More] ⦿
Frosti Gnarr Studio is a creative and graphic design studio in Seltjarnarnes, Iceland. Its art director is Frosti Gnarr, who has an MA from HKU in The Netherlands. He designed a few experimental and other typefaces in 2012. [Google] [More] ⦿
Gabriel Martinez Meave
Digital artist in Bothell, WA. Creator of the curly display typeface Inplaco (2013) and of some experimental alphabets.
Saratoga, FL-based designer of Armature (2014, experimental typeface) and Arqueado (2012, a combination of Baskerville and Arcus, a display typeface inspired by arches). The Armature typeface was finished during her studies at Ringling College of Art and Design in Florida. Gabriella was born in Panama and raised in Kansas City.
Free fonts by the Japanese group called Gaia: Teigay, DaiChalk (handwriting), TimeTrek (blocky MICR font), the handwriting Gaiasian (2001), FudenM, Floydian (scratchy, Treefrog style), the hiragana font REO, the display fonts Daipop, Daiblur, DaiheadB, and the geometric experiment Kackin-01. Virtually no punctuation. Unclear who the designers are: Masako Ibayashi, Daisuke Katayama, Masako Tsuda or Naoki Matsui. Site not updated since 2001.
Creator of the experimental Almost Sanskrit (2009), Zodiac Nice (2009, astrological symbols), Xilo in Zodiac (2009), Xilo-Cordel-Literature (2009, dingbats), Cordel Circo Mambembe (2010), Inside Issue (2009), Stretched Signature Flex (2009), Action of the time (2009, grunge), the dingbat typeface Ugly Cars (2010), the grunge typeface Capitão Galdino (2008), the grunge typeface Saltpeter-N-Fungus (2010), Texture Road (2010, more grunge), BSB DF 50 (2010, grunge), Fine Serif (2009), and the nice dingbat typeface Ochent Silibrina (2008).
Fonts made in 2010: Sport 4 Ever (dingbats for Olympic Games), 60sPop (multiline face), DotSpot (dot matrix), IRON H METAL (tattoo, gothic), IngaStoneSigns (stone age glyphs), Ode2PasteUp (hand-printed), WideSquare (pixelish), ActionoftheTimeNewUL, BSBDF50, Haus-Sweet-Haus, INSIGHT-ISSUE-NEW, Movie Filmstrip, SquareChalk, Action Of The Time New (grunge), CordelValentine (dingbats), IngaStoneSigns (petroglyphs), SustainableAmazon, VeryDamaged (grunge), ParkTechCG (letters as in wired circuits), kidSWritten, Iron H MetallLight, LaceNice (knitted look), Ode2PasteUp, TextureRoad (grunge).
Fonts from 2011: Booklet Cordel (sketched), Cordel Encarnado, Nuclear Accident (texture face), Noncircular (techno), Old Press (grunge), Old Typography (grunge).
Fonts made in 2012: New Press (condensed sans family, +Eroded), Sketch Wall, Comic Gibi, Own Written, Comica BD (comic book shadow font), Cartoon Relief (a 3d cartoon typeface), Riscada Doodle (scratchy hand), Sketch Nice, Needlework Good (a stitching font), Biscuit Made, Just Skinny, Crazy Style, After Cheret (hand-drawn 3d shaded outline face), Spots in the mirror, TNT Xplosion, Escrita Toska (curly script), Cordel Movies (moviemaking dingbats), Fine N Tall, Cordel Groteska, From Street Art (free graffiti font), Sketch College (sketched athletic shirt font), Thin Press (grungy vernacular type), Sketch Serif, Relief BD, Maxxi Serif (very heavily slabbed serif face), Semi Cursive Gut, Sketch Coursive (sketch face), Salt Pet Non Eroded, Advanced Architecture, Very Fine Serif (a monoline Egyptian), Sketch Nothing, Freehand Nothing, Shark Attack (curly), Do Doodle, Maybe Pollock (dust texture face), Xilo Prosa (grunge), Thin Design, Amazon Palafita (hand-drawn 3d outline face), Snow Times, Snow Traces, USSR Army (rough army stencil with a Russian feel), Needlework US (stitch font), Old Scribe (Greek lapidary face), Nickel Bumpy, Soviet Style (stencil face), Top Modern (heavy slab serif), Lettering Set New, Carton East, Not Tuned TV (sketch font), Scar Bleed (scary font), Maxxi Dots (texture face, +Shadows), Dots Land Gotika (grungy blackletter), Stefanie Dots (textured letters), Karamuruh (textured caps), Broken Type (grunge: a glaz krak font), Touppeka (a Kafkaesque, tribal or painter's font), Old Dreams (grungy), Bad King (sketched typeface), False 3D (hand-printed 3d outline typeface), True2D, I Wrote All, Resistance Until The End.
Typefaces from 2013: Serifa Comica (comic book slab), Press Style Serif (letterpress style), Press Style Large, Triatlhon In (sic: a Greek simulation face), Go 2 Old Western (grungy wood type), Old Serif Gut, Press Style (letterpress style typeface), Dust Serif, Thing Press, Thin Grotesk Serif, Before Collapse (glaz krak face), Stencil Style New (a military stencil), Damaged Serif, Press Serif Cool, Press Feeling, Sketch Toska, Link Parties, Almost Cartoon, Cartoon Toy, Toy Toy Toon, Fine Style (didone caps), Fine Sans (Peignotian), Beyond Blackboard, Forgotten Junk (grunge).
Typefaces from 2014: Simply Rounded, Cartoon 2 Packages, Pain N Bleed, Yummy Lollipop, Hippie Movement, Rotunda Geo, Old Figaro Cursive, Cute Cartoon, Sketch Gothic School (sketched blackletter), Fine College (hatched athletic lettering face), Press Felling Eroded (letterpress emulation), School Book New (sketched), Stencil Cargo Army (military stencil), Fine Eroded, Grunge Poster, Education Is A Way, Cartoon Blocks, Cartoon Bones, Cursive Option, Odd Press (letterpress emulation), Cartoon Tunes, From Cartoon Blocks (3d), Hippie Movement, Yummy Lollipop, Needlework Perfect, Press Gutenberg (blackletter), Unic Calligraphy, Roundfed Eroded, Children's Book (outlined), Neon 2 News, Good Choice (shaded letterpress emulation), Cartoon 2 Us, O 10 Type, Dust West (grungy Western style), Comic Balloon, Caligraf 1435 (pirate era script), No Name Sans, Top Secret Stamp (grungy stencil), Fine Blackboard (blackboard bold, inline), Press Style Extra L (letterpress), Sounds Good (geometric sans), Sounds Eroded (shaded letterpress font), Cartoon Blocks Christmas, Street 2 Art (graffiti font).
Typefaces from 2015: Snaps Taste (a grocery store or comic book font), Snaps Taste Christmas, Calligraphy Hand Made, Silly Aliens (dingbats), Sketch Match (3d, sketched), Cartoon 4 Sports (dingbats), Kids Book, Almost Japanese (oriental simulation font, +Comic, +Cartoon), Inga Stone Redesigned, Money Money Plus (engraved money font emulation), Thin Cool, Old N New Media (dingbats), Thinkers World (scanbats of famous intellectuals), Magical Cord, Quick Writing, Eroded 2 Much, Stencil Army WW I (miltary stencil), Stencil WW II (military stencil), D-Day Stencil (military stencil), Western Bang Bang (weathered Western font), Modern Serif, Modern Serif Eroded, Money Money (hand-crafted engraved currency font), Almost Japanese Smooth (oriental simulation typeface), Write Righ, Ease Christmas (dingbats), Sketch Script Cool, Ficticcia College.
Typefaces from 2016: Doodle Cafe Scents (dingbats), Christmas Cookies, Coffee Written, Soft Marshmallow, Niagra Faults, Sketch Toronto, Sketch Fine Serif, Sketch Handwriting, Typewriter Press, Typewriter Style, Sketch 3D, Maple 3 Cartoon (snow-covered letters).
Typefaces from 2017: Crazy Krabs, Old Barbwire, Gregory Packaging, Ghost Army Stencil, Old Wise Sketch (sketched blackletter), Packaging Funny, Blackboard Restaurant, Kavernosa (bony typeface), Little Kid.
Typefaces from 2018: 1927 Epoque, Cartoon Toy Turbo, Old Wise Lord (blackletter), Handmade Memories, Silly Cartoon, Old Press Original, Pet Shop, Cute Script, Dust West College (hatched), New Comic BD.
Garagefonts (was Del Mar, CA, and is now in Sandy Spring, MD) was created in 1993 as a means to distribute the experimental fonts used in Ray Gun magazine (David Carson). The founders were Betsy Kopshina (Del Mar, CA) and Norbert Schulz. Review by Chris Macgregor. Garage Fonts was recently bought by Ralph Smith (PhilsFonts), who is located in Maryland (hence the move). Their main type family today is Freight by Joshua Darden. In 2017, GarageFonts joined The Type Network. MyFonts catalog. Catalog of GarageFonts' best selling typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Experimental foundry, est. 1993 in Barcelona by Andreu Balius who lives in Santa Maria de Martorelles near Barcelona. It existed for a few years and evolved into Typerware.
Garcia/Typerware offered about 50 fonts, including some very artsy typefaces, such as Garcia Bitmap (1993), Playtext (Andreu Balius, 1995), Matilde Script (Andreu Balius, 1994: an embroidery face), Helvetica Fondue (1993-1994), Futuda (1993), Ozo Type (1994), Tiparracus (1994, dingbats), (Mi mama) Me soba Script (1994), Parkinson (1994), Garcia Bodoni (1995), Garcia snack's (1993-1995), Juan Castillo Script (1995, irregular handwriting of an old man, Typerware), and Vizente Fuster (1995), all by Andreu Balius and Joancarles Casasin, 1993-1995.
The list of typefaces as of 2007: Afligidos deudos (1996, grunge typeface by Adi&arave; Gual), Alexis (1997, handwriting typeface by Alexis Rom), Alfallufat, (1998, fun display family by Saíz), Alquimia (1995, grunge typeface by Estudi Xarop), Ariadna (1988-1989, pixel typeface by Andreu Balius), Braille (1999, by "Txarly Brown", a Braille simulation face), Bubbles (1996, dot matrix typeface by Franco Bonaventura), BuckShot (1994, total grunge by Malcolm Webb), Bunghole (1996, grungy pixel typeface by Michael G. Kippenhan), Calypso (1997, Txarly Brown), Cartolina (2000, poster stencil typeface by Jordi Fosch), Cero (2001, sans typeface by Miguel M. Velacoracho), Dinamo (1993, Andreu Balius), Dr. Zaius (1997, André Nossek), Euroface 80mph ad 100mph (1996, Peter Bilak: a joke typeface that reads more easily as one speeds up on a highway), Fabrique (1993, Andreu Balius), Floridax (1997, a stunning stencil typeface by Txarly Brown), Freddie Frog (1996, Malcolm Webb), Funny (2001, caps for kids, by Jordi Fosch), Futuda (1993, grunge by Balius and Perez Casasin), Game (2002, by Miguel M. Velacoracho), Garage (1997, grunge by Fabrice Trovato), Garcia Bitmap (1993, Balius), Garcia Bodoni (1995, an experimental Bodoni by Balius and Perez Casasin), Garcia Snack's (1993-1995, snack bar lettering by Balius and Perez Casasin), Helvetica Fondue (1993-1994, Helvetica with cheese holes; by Balius and Perez Casasin), Hispana (1996, by José M. Ribagorda), Hokvo (1994, pixel style typeface by Perez Casasin), Inercia (1996, a rounded sans by Inigo Jerez), Inmaculatta (1997, grunge by Roberto Saenz Maguregui), Jam Jamie (1996, painted letter simulation typeface by Malcolm Webb), Janson (1997, grunge by Harald Weber), Juan Castillo Script (1995, by Balius and Perez Casasin, based on the handwriting of an old man in Albacete), Joroña (2001, Kafkaesque caps by Jordi Fosch), Kentucky (1997, grune by André Nossek), Loop Ultra (1996, Franco Bonaventura), Loreakop (1995, irregular hand by Txarly Brown), Martí Hand Script (1998, Saíz), Matilde Script (1993-1994, Balius), MCK mono (2005, pixel typeface by Milos Radosavljevic), Mi Mama Me Soba Script (1994, grunge script by Balius and Perez Casasin), Network (1996, Alex Gifreu), Ninja type (1995, kana-lookalike by Txarly Brown), Ozó Type (1994, an overprinted type by Balius and Perez Casasin), Pantacas (1998, grunge by Nicolas Gallardo), Panxo Pinxo (1996, David Molins), Parkinson (1994, grunge typeface by Balius and Perez Casasin), Playtext (1993-1996, Balius), Popular (1997, Sergi Ibañez), Proceso Sans (1996, only crosses, by Pablo Cosgaya), Rocky (1997, grunge by Harald Weber), Route 66 (1997, Francesc Vidal), Sablon (2005, a stencil typeface by Marcus Schreiter), Simple (2001, experimental typeface by Romulo Fernandez), Skupitajo (1998, graffiti letters by Nicolas Gallardo), SoundFiles (1998, totally off-the-wall experimental typeface by Reto Brunner), Surface (2001, grunge by Jordi Fosch), Temble (1993, Balius), Tiparracus (1994, dingbats by Balius and Perez Casasin), Trash (1996, grunge typeface by Matthias Rawald), Vertigo (1996, a Kafkaesque typeface by Txarly Brown), Visible (handwriting by Fabrice Trovato, 1997), Vizente Fuster (1995, handwriting by Balius and Perez Casasin based on scripts seen in the Sant Antoni market), Water Knife (1995, a medieval calligraphic script revival by Laudelino L.Q), Weird (1996, an experimental typeface by Mladen Balog). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
British calligrapher. Designer (with the help of Akira Kobayashi) of the OpenType calligraphic script Hamada (2007, Linotype). This typeface has multiple variants for all letters. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Japanese free font maker. Besides some kana fonts, the following Latin fonts were available in 2007-2009: GKZ-0701 (pixel), GKZ-BurnBurn (pixel), GKZ-CLB (pixel), GKZ-Frox (party face), GKZ-GAZI, GKZ-KAKU, GKZ-Oriduru (oriental simulation), GKZ-Speedwrite, GKZ-crossjam, GtsAbstract, GtsArcadia, GtsImprovisation, Gtsfrontline, Gtsgazigazi, Gtslandscape, Gtsprogressive, Gtsshiranami, Gtstransition. Most of these are pixel fonts or experimental. Hiragana typefaces: GKZ-Okome, GKZ-Shiranami, Katakana typefaces: GKZ-ORIDURUKANA, GKZ-RAIGEKI, GKZ-Radiohour (pixel), GKZ-Sryder. Obsolete URL. [Google] [More] ⦿
Gene Buban (aka geneus1) is the creative and prolific designer at FontStruct in 2008-2009 of these typefaces:
Gerd Casper (Kassel, Germany) created Fragmented Font (2015), a typeface ex