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[The PerfoPunto typeface, designed in 2011 by Sergiy Tkachenko]

Luc Devroye
McGill University
Montreal, Canada
lucdevroye@gmail.com
http://luc.devroye.org
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21 Lab
[Rodrigo Alberto Cavazos Rodriguez]

Design studio in Monterrey, Mexico, run by Rodrigo Alberto Cavazos Rodríguez.

It offers Nieu Font (2012, organic), Free Font 21 (2010, a free paperclip face) and the counterless gometric alphabet Navia (2012).

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.

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

2SF

Vinnitsa, Ukraine-based group that designed the experimental techno face Lower Ladle (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

3 Things

Design studio in London that created an experimental geometric typeface called Shellington (2012).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

52mm

Part of Prototype Experimental Foundry in New York City, this outfit designed the commercial Hebrew simulation font Kaiju (2002). [Google] [More]  ⦿

740kb

Brazilian creator (b. 1985) of az (2011, experimental). [Google] [More]  ⦿

A. Jay Bisset

Graphic designer in Berkhampstead, UK, who created an experimental typeface in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aajwanthi Baradwaj

Communication designer in Mumbai, India. In 2011, he made an experimental modular typeface. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aaron Bass

Illustrator and graphic designer in Farnham, UK, who created some experimental counterless typefaces in 2013.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aaron Spriggs

Graphic designer and photographer in Milwaukee, WI. Behance link. He gridified / pixelized Adobe Myriad Pro and called it Aluminum Life Semibold (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aaron Underwood

Creator of the experimental typeface Invisible (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Abby Bartels

During her graphic design studies in 2013, Abby Bartels (New Ulm, MN) designed an experimental typeface called Tiny Bubbles. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Abneurone Typografix (or: Abneurone Trauma Types, or: Neurone Error, or: Abneurone Fluid Types)

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 face 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 face 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.

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

Ace Productionz
[Asa Childress]

Asa Childress (Ace Productionz) created the experimental poster face Vision Division (2010). Fontspace link. Fontspace link to Ace Official, or Asa Childress. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Achim Reichert

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 face SVT (2010) and the futuristic angular Shake (2010), which was originally designed for the Centre d'art Contemporain de Brétigny in France. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Achraf Amiri

Prince now lives in Brussels, and has taken a job as art director and graphic designer. Home page. In 2010, he published a booklet, Didot Fashion Victim. His fashion-inspired lettering is quite amazing, and so are his fashion illustrations. In 2011, he continues his amazing mixtures of typography and illustration in his design of a wall logo for Boutique no. 7 in Moscow. He also made the hairdo experimental caps face 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)
[Christian Küsters]

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.

MyFonts link. Interview. Klingspor link. The ACME font list:

  • By Christian Küsters: AF Angel (1998, based on an old woodblock typeface), AF Satellite, AFWendingen, Cashier 1 AF (1999, dot matrix), AF Champ Fleury (1996, a Codex-like face), AF Hybrid (1996), AF Hadrian Roman (1998, art nouveau), AF Interface One and Two (1998, grotesque sans), AF Retrospecta (1998, exaggerated wedge serif family), AF Track AF One and Two (1998, white on black dot matrix printing), Unzialis (1994), Zip Code AF 30, 40, 50 and 60 (2001, hairline squarish sans family). Christian had a nice connection at Plazm, where he published Hadrian (1996), Retrospecta (1994), Unzialis (1994), Hybrid (1996) and Interface One (1996).
  • By Robert Green: AF PAN (1997, octagonal).
  • By Henrik Kubel: 4590, AF-Battersea (1999, a grotesque family), AF-CENTERA, AF-Copenhagen, AF-Klampenborg (2000, grotesque sans), CPH-ArabicNumbers, CPH-Medium, Grot-25.
  • By Sandy Suffield: CarPlatesCarPlates, AF Carplates (1998, squarish, including Carplates AF Bold Stencil).
  • By Paul Wilson: AF Screen (1999).
  • By Pete McCracken: INKy-black (1994).
  • By Carsten Schwesig: Nicoteen 13 AF (1998, grunge), AF Syrup (1998, slab serif).
  • By Paul Farrington: Camberwell AF One (1998, grotesque sans), AF Tasience (1998), Amateur 69 AF (1998, grunge).
  • By Dirk Wachowiak: AF Diwa (2002, large squarish sans), AF Generation (2002, huge squarish sans families called A, A2, A2A, Z, and ZaZ).
  • By Jean-Lou Désiré: Kub AF (2002, experimental).
  • By Johannes Bergerhausen and Gerard Paris-Clavel: LeBuro AF (2003, grunge in weights called Breau, Crade, Louche, Extra Crade, Demi Beau).
  • By Sylvia and Daniel Janssen: AF Nitro (2004, techno family in subfamilies called Intro, Riton, Trion).
  • By Anne Wehebrink: Oneline AF (1998, squarish sans).
  • By Paul Kehra: PostSoviet AF (2001, geometric sans family; with Cyrillic and Latin letters; weights called Culture, Free Latvian, Free Revolution, Ideology, Revolution).
  • By Simon Piehl: Spin AF (1998, squarish sans).
  • By Anthony Burrill: Video Wall AF (1998).
  • By Christian Küsters, based on lettering of H.T. Wijdeveld: Wendingen AF (1998, LED simulation).
  • Other: AFConstants (1998), Allen, Indy 500, Interface, AFLogotype (1998).

View ACME's typefaces. Acme's typeface library. Typefaces made by Christian Küsters. MyFonts selection for ACME. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Actiontype.de
[Tanja Diezmann]

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]  ⦿

Adam Brightman

Graphic designer in Northampton, UK. Behance link. In 2010, he designed Typegram, a modular typeface that consists of puzzle pieces. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Adam Broe

Digital artist from Limerick, Ireland. Devian tart link. At FontStruct, he created the ultra thin squarish face Lithe (2010). In 2011, he created the thread-themed experimental alphabet I Hate Thread. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Adam Gorton

Manchester, UK-based typographer and digital artist who studies at Pendelton College in Manchester. His stern display face 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). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Adam Gravely

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]  ⦿

Adam Green

Graphic design student at the University of Creative Arts based in Farnham, in 2012-2013. He created the experimental circular font Modular in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Adam Lipien

Graphic designer in Gdansk, Poland, who made an experimental brush face in 2011. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Adam Onza

American creator of the experimental typeface Pig Pen (2006). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Adhemas Batista

Brazilian art director, graphic designer and illustrator based in Los Angeles. Born in 1981 in Sao Paulo. Behance lnk. He designed various display typefaces for his projects: Mariana (2005) is an experimental face 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 face 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]  ⦿

Adi Dizdarevic
[DYYA Fonts]

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Adine Marie-Amélie

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.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Adnan Souri

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia-based creator of a free prismatic multiline (Latin) vector font in 2012. Devian tart link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Adnauseum
[Christian Acker]

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).

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

Adreson Vilson Vita de Sá
[Estranho Tipo (was: Adreson 74)]

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Afroditi Constantinou

Graduate of Cyprus University of Technology. Limassol, Cyprus-based designer of the experimental typeface Embrace (2014), which consists of combinations of triangles and rectangles. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Agnes Jekli
[Momegraphic]

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Agnes Jekli

Budapest-based creator of the experimental geometric face Optypo (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Agnieszka Mielczarek-Orzylowski

New York-based designer of the experimental face Blue Notes (2011), which was inspired by the jazz of Billie Holiday. [Google] [More]  ⦿

agnuaspflibko
[TarmSaft font factory]

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Ahmad Effendy
[Ahmad Effendy's FUSELAB fonts]

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Ahmad Effendy's FUSELAB fonts
[Ahmad Effendy]

Singapore-based Ahmad Effendy's gorgeous experimental font Fondgrafie-weird created for FUSELAB '95. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aidan Croucher

Graphic designer in Hastings, UK, who made an experimental typeface in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ainezunouzu
[Akira Hayashi]

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]  ⦿

Ainsifont

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).

News. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aizhan Abdrakhmanova

Graphic designer in London who created Mirror (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Akash Peeroo

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]  ⦿

Akihiro Oya
[Family Font Mart]

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Akira Hayashi
[Ainezunouzu]

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Alain Aebersold

Zurich-based creator of an experimental squarish 3d typeface (2013), tentatively called 360 Degrees.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alan Bauchop
[Sophteck's Jungle and Typography]

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Alan Cheetham

Derby, UK-based designer. He made the straight-edged experimental display typefaces Lazer Addiktz (2013: free EPS format typeface) and Next Level (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alan Colvin

Creative director in Minneapolis, MN, working at Cue Inc. He designed the superb experimental face Popular Front (2012) using circle arcs only. Home page of Cue. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alan Záruba

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
[Stereoplastika]

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Alden Verdan

Alden Verdan (Seattle, WA) made several experimental typefaces in 2012. Particular typefaces by him include Blackline (a neon tube typeface). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alejandro Conde López

Spanish designer from La Coruna, b. 1976. He created Matricula Espanola (2007, an all caps sans face) and N-Gage (2007, a futuristic experiment). Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alejandro Herrera

During Cosgaya's class at FADU / UBA (Buenos Aires), Alejandro Herrera created an experimental geometric typeface. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aleksander Grødtlien

Norwegian art director and graphic designer in Oslo. He has done Banana Hello (2010), an alphabet in which all curves come from bananas. Devian tart link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aleksandra Korolkova

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.

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 face done with FontStruct.

She also made Belladonna (2008, a stunning modern face for Latin and Cyrillic; a winner at Paratype K2009 and Grand Prize winner at Granshan 2011), Skoropix (with FontStruct), and the experimental face 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 face 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, codesigned with Vladimir Yefimov and Olga Umpeleva), PT Circe (2011, a geometric sans family with a neat Thin weight; Third Prize for Cyrillic text faces at Granshan 2011), and Cless (2010: ultra fat and counterless).

Together with Isabella Chaeva, she made PT Mono (2012, Google Web Fonts).

In 2012, Vasiliy Biryukov and Alexandra Korolkova codesigned the Christmas dingbat font Gingerbread House, together with a plump display face, Gingerbread.

In 2013, Vasily Biryukov and Alexandra Korolkova codesigned the soft roundish sans typeface Kiddy Kitty (link).

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).

MyFonts interview. Kernest link. Klingspor link.

View Alexandra Korolkova's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Alessandro (Alex) Segalini

Freelance Italian graphic designer in Rome (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. He created some fun fonts such as A like Animals (2003, also called A di Animali, an experimental face done together with illustrator Anna Donadelli), and 5G (2002, handwriting). He has made custom type such as Guia Script (2006, for Gelati Carte d'Or Algida), Guia Script Greek (2006), Quintag (2002, handwriting), Forno (2004, hand-printed), Dolce (2005, a swift brush face for Barilla), Unione (2005, for a bank), Pacioli (2005, for Accademia Editoriale in Rome), Phoebus (custom sailing boat vinyl lettering). In 2005, he took a position as graphic design instructor at the Department of Graphic Design of Bilkent University (Bilkent, Ankara, Turkey). Since 2007, he is at the Izmir University of Economics, Izmir, Turkey. PDF file with samples of his fonts. Limerick was designed in 2006 together with Marek Brzozowski. At ICTVC 2007, he spoke about 20th century Bodonians. Home page. In 2009, Segalini published Hemingway Pro, a commercial 9-style sans display family, available from Red Rooster. Hemingway Deco Initials is free though. Hemingway was inspired by the prize-winning novel The Old Man and the Sea (1952, Ernest Miller Hemingway). Typophile link. Alessandro's page with hundreds of useful links. Behance link. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Alessandro Vigoni

Creative Italian designer who managed to draw letters with water (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alex Bruno

Alex is a senior Visual Communications and Advertising student at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ. He created the (free) ultra fat face A/Bru Subtle (2010). Home page of A Bru Design in Flagstaff, AZ. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alex C. Beaumont

Alex C. Beaumont (ACB Graphics) is a student at London College of Communication. He creates experimental designs, and this includes a typeface called Fracture (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alex Camacho Pizarro

Graphic designer and illustrator from Barcelona who works in London. Behance link.

Creator of Excritura (2013, a calligraphic script influenced by the work of the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi), Die Modularität (2012), De Palo (2011), Scriptura (2011, a calligraphic connected script), Variable (2010), this triangle/circle based modular type, of GoodBye (experimental type based on Barcelona's night lights), and of a geometric custom-designed face for the Aroy Restaurant in Barcelona.

Cargo collecive link. Linotype link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alex Contreras

Graphic designer in Chihuahua, Mexico. He created the experimental typefaces NSY (2013, alchemic), Chingon (2012), Goldie (2012, a tall display face), and Russhood (2012, constructivist).

Metra (2012) is a gorgeous techno display face.

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Alex Davies

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). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alex joystikX

Italian creator of the experimental geometric face Covenant (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alex Phipps-Attwell

Graphic designer in Leeds, UK, who created the typefaces Milo (2013) and Blueprint Letterforms (2013) during his studies. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alex Tomlinson
[Skyhaven]

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Alex Trochut

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

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

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

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

Typographic picture by TDC55.

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

Alexa Younger

Los Angeles-based creator of Runyon Canyon Chalk Typeface (2013) and Pendleton (2013, experimental typeface). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexander Branczyk
[Face 2 Face (or: F2F)]

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Alexander Fjelldal

Oslo-based graphic designer and art director who has desiged some logotypes. Behance link. He used black censureship strips to create the calligraphic experimental face Shame (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexander Gordon

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]  ⦿

Alexander Tibus

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.

Klingspor link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexander Wise

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 (pasperclip face), and Unic (experimental). Some typefaces can be bought. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexandr Dragin

Graphic designer and illustrator in Krasnodar, Russia. He created some experimental typefaces in 2009-2010. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexandra Echevarria

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]  ⦿

Alexandra Renee

Graphic designer in Utica, NY. His typeface Neuro (2012) consists entirely of circular arcs. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexandra Wiedemann

Graphic designer in Ralegh, NC, who created an experimental typeface in 2010 called Georna. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexandre Rivault

Parisian creator of the very expiremental typeface Typographie Modulaire (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexandre Tonneau

Parisian graphic designer who created experimental typefaces such as Futidot (2013), and 1 Point Dudh (2013). Le First (2013) is a squarish typeface. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexandro Mattt Briones

Mexican creator of Maming (2012, spindly), the pixelish face Mattta Ahari (2011), Coluca Modern Side (2011, an octagonal semi-stencil face), the sturdy poster face La Camerino (2011), the grungy Indieo (2010), the condensed faces Tipulada (2011) and Condenzel (2011), the experimental face Autobahn (2011), the squarish NRCO (2011) and the experimental Vai Gone (2011).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexey

Russian graphic and type designer. His mostly experimental faces include Isopronto (2011, geometric), Vampire (2011), Blamed Neverland (2011, a connect-the-dots face), Lighter (techno), and Coffee (2011, ultra-condensed). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ali Almasri

Zarga, Jordan-based designer (b. 1986) of the experimental faces X-Fire (2006), Relaxic (2005) and Graphiro (2005). Gerlaneu (2006) is a 6-style octagonal and geometric family. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Alice Donadoni

Graphic designer in Milan who created a multilayered display face in 2012.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alicia Grady

Sarah Anne (2009) is an experimental typeface that was inspired by fashion designer Sarah Leach and her current brand Sarah Anne. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alicia Lee

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]  ⦿

Allison Mowry

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]  ⦿

Alois Studnicka
[Czech Design and Typography (studio experimentalniho design)]

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Alphabet: An Exhibition of Hand-Drawn Lettering and Experimental Typography

An exhibition held in Orlando, FL, during the AIGA Orlando, July 15-30, 2007, and elsewhere in the USA between 2005 and 2008. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alternumerics
[Paul Chan]

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]  ⦿

Alvin Kwan

Graduate of Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver. Creator of the free information design face Fabrica (2011, Practice Foundry). He wanted to make Fabrica into the most legible typeface for mobile screens.

His Rytm face (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.

Behance link. Fontspace link. Klingspor link. Abstract Fonts link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alyssa Celentano

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]  ⦿

Alyssa Leary

Graphic designer in New York City. Creator of the geometric experimental typeface Echo (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Amadeus Waltenspühl

Partner with Dario Hofstetter at Monom in Switzerland. Together, they designed 100 pixel and experimental fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Amanda Chavez

Santa Clarita, CA-based designer of an experimental alphabet in 213 during her final year of studies at the Art Institute of California, Los Angeles. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Amber Hicks

Graphic design student at Southampton University's Winchester School of Art, who created the purely geometric typeface Marcato (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ami Littlefair

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.

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ami Shah

Ami Shah (Mumbai) drew various experimental Latin alphabets in 2012. During her studies at IDC, IIT Bombay, she designed IDC Gujarati (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Amina Fitaeva

Ukrainian designer of Lissitzky (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Amir Zack

Creator of a number of typefaces at FontStruct in 2009: ANSAR (texture effect face), ANSAR DECO (horizontally striped face). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Amondo Szegi
[FONTana Typestudio]

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Amoona Saohin

During her graphic design studies at the American University of Kuwait, Amoona Saohin designed the triangle-themed geometric typeface Triagulum (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Amsoft.cz

Czech Design and Typography (studio experimentalniho design). Vendor of Central European versions of Adobe fonts in Czechia. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Amy Kilner

Amy Kilner (Sheffield, UK) was inspired by Kandinsky's paintings when she created the Kandinsky Font (2013, Font Bureau).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

An An
[Anik Ya]

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 Elisa

FontStructor who is experimenting with modular geometric black faces in 2010: Blind, Triangulo, Square, High. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ana Robiola

Designer in Rosario, Argentina. Creator of the experimental typeface Cowo (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anastasia Ovsyannikova

Moscow-based designer of the experimental Latin / Cyrillic typefaces Grungedidot (2013), Multilayer Font (2013), and Modular Font (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anders Kammersgaard

Danish graphic designer and art director in Odense, who works at STUPID Studio. He created a great geometric modular face by superimposing simple geometric figures, and called it Paxono (2010). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anderson Guedes

Brazilian designer of the experimental face Venom (2002) while he was a student in Sao Paulo at Senac de Comunicações e Artes. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anderson Maschio
[Fictilia]

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András Szörös

Kecskemet, Hungary-based designer of experimental typefaces called Pulsepect Types (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andras Semler

Andras Semler (Sopron, Hungary) designed BARCS (2013), an experimental typeface. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrea Bassan

Milan-based creator of the handmade experimental typeface Tracce (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrea Braccaloni
[Leftloft]

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Andrea Chopp

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]  ⦿

Andrea Grossy

Uruguayan winner of an award at Tipos Latinos 2008 for her experimental typeface called H Continua (codesigned with Maria Laura Fernandez, Andrea Montedonico, Ruth Slomovitz). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrea Malpede

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).

In 2013, he designed Xylophone (an experimental 3d font) and Siick Nocive.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrea Marino

Andrea Marino (Marino Design, Firenze, Italy) created the contrasted experimaental typeface Didetica in 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrea Montedonico

Uruguayan winner of an award at Tipos Latinos 2008 for her experimental typeface called H Continua (codesigned with Andrea Grossy, Maria Laura Fernandez, Ruth Slomovitz). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrea Tinnes
[Typecuts]

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Andrea Wirth

London-based designer of Dazed&Confused (2011): Custom font derived from Serifa for the fashion section themed 'Vibrations/Movement'. The font looks as though it shivers/vibrates. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrea Zucca

Andrea Zucca (Livorno, Italy) created the kitchen tile typeface Looz (2012) and the modular circle-based typeface Spikkio (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

André Anselmo

Portalegre, Portugal-based designer of the geometric typeface No Reason (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

André de Castro

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.

His typefaces include Ubique Infotype (2013, with Rob Gonzales). Ubique overlays several typefaces to create a special effect. [Google] [More]  ⦿

André Génard

Belgian artist, thinker and autodidact, b. 1954, Antwerpen. The DITT writes this about him: André is an adult dyslexic. Formerly working in the arts, he is now working on a monologue entitled The Illusionist. He researches the interface between psychology and physics. His "act" (a sort of humorous lecture) gives insight into his findings, interests, and himself as an illusionist. 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]  ⦿

André Nossek
[viagrafik Gestaltungsbüro (was: Meanworks)]

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André Toet
[SO Design]

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Andreas Brunelius

Swedish type designer associated with Jagjavi and later Gustav & Brun. See Andreas Gustavsson, who is possibly one and the same. Typefaces:

View Andreas Brunelius's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Andreas Carlsson
[NoFont]

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Andreas Dauerer

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).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

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

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Andreas Pihlström
[Subtype (was: Typisc or Suprb)]

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Andrei Ograda

Graphic designer from Bucharest (and now Burriana, Spain) who made these faces in 2011: STT, Rock, Square, Desgraciado, and VCT. Via Dos Cabrones, he partners with Vian Peanu. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrei Trick Robu

Bucharest, Romania-based super-artist, award-winning photographer, art director, illustrator and rising star. He showcases extraordinary colored geometric experimental faces made in 2007 such as Idea, Trick Fun, Trick Squared, Trick (wow!). In 2009, he made Bs, Merci [another image], Metropolis [another image], Origami [another image], Think [another image]. In 2010, he made Robu Bold. In 2011, this was followed by Funky. Subpage with more experimental type. Flickr page. Behance link. Old web site. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andreia Bersot

Graphic designer based in Rio de Janeiro. Creator of the experimental face Bossa (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrej Derbenev

Moscow-based designer of a geometric experimental Cyrillic typeface in 2012. More magnificent, often geometric, Cyrillic typefaces followed in 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andres Hurtado

Designer in Cali, Colombia, of the experimental typeface Tipos Antiguos (2013) that was inspired by pre-Colombian art. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andreu Balius Planelles
[Garcia Fonts&Co]

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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).

FontFont link. Linotype link. Behance link.

His production:

  • Garcia/Typerware offers about 50 fonts, including some very artsy faces, such as Fabrique (Andreu Balius), Futuda, Garcia Bodoni (Typerware), Alkimia (Estudi Xarop), Ariadna (pixel font, 1988-1989), Garcia Bitmap (1993), Playtext (Andreu Balius, 1995), Matilde Script (Andreu Balius, 1994: an embroidery face), Fabrique (1993, Andreu Balius) and Dinamo (1993, Balius and Casasin at Typerware), 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), and Vizente Fuster (1995), all by Andreu Balius and Joancarles Casasin, 1993-1995; Water Knife (Laudelino L.Q., 1995); Alquimia (Estudi Xarop, 1995); Jam Jamie (Malcolm Webb, 1996); Network (Alex Gifreu, 1996); Panxo-Pinxo (David Molins, 1996); Euroface 80 mph (Peter Bilak, 1996); Inmaculatta (Roberto Saenz Maguregui, 1997); Proceso Sans (by Argentinan Pablo Cosgaya, 1996); Afligidos deudos (Adria Gual, 1996); Route 66 (Francesc Vidal, 1997); Popular (Sergi Ibanez, 1997); Visible (handwriting by Fabrice Trovato, 1997); SoundFile (Reto Brunner, 1998); Ninja type (kana-lookalike alphabet by Charly Brown, 1995); Vertigo (Charly Brown, 1996); Loop UltraNormal (Franco and Sven, 1996); Inercia (Inigo Jerez, 1996).
  • Fontshop: FF Fontsoup.
  • ITC: ITC Temble (1996, a great subdued ghoulish face). With Joancarles P. Casasin, he created ITC Belter (1996) and ITC Belter Mega Outline (1996).
  • Typerware: Czeska was developed from Vojtech Preissig's woodtype faces. Andreu Balius completed the design and included an italic version and a large variety of ligatures (both for regular and italic).
  • Type Republic: Pradell, Trochut, SuperVeloz, SV Marfil Caps (2004), SV Fauno Caps. Pradell was freely inspired from punches cut by catalan punchcutter Eudald Pradell (1721-1788), and is considered to be Balius' main work. Trochut is based on specimens from the 1940s by Joan Trochut. SuperVeloz is a collection of the type modules designed by Joan Trochut and produced at José Iranzo foundry in the beginning of the 40's, in Barcelona. Digitized and recovered by Andreu Balius and Alex Trochut in 2004. Example of such composition of modules include the great art nouveau faces SV Fauno Caps and SV Marfil Caps. In 2007, he added Taüll, a blackletter type. Still in 2007, he did the revival Elizabeth ND, which was based on an old type of Elizabeth Friedlander.
  • In 2008, he created the Vogue mag like family Carmen (Display, Fiesta, Regular), which are rooted in the didone style. Carmen, and its flirtatious companion Carmen Fiesta, were both reviewed by Typographica.
  • Barna (2011) and Barna Stencil (2011).
  • In 2012, Trochut was published as a free font family at Google Web Fonts. It was based on Joan Trochut-Blanchard's Bisonte.
  • Lladro (2012) is a custom sans typeface done for the Lladro company.
  • Rioja (2013) is a grotesque typeface that was custom-designed for Universidad de La Rioja.
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Andrew Byrom

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]  ⦿

Andrew Byron

Type designer. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrew Grabelnikov

Creator of the paperclip font Mothership Connection (2009). He is located in Odessa, Ukraine. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrew Lockhart

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.

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

Andrew McConville

Designer in Milwaukee, WI. Behance link. Creator of the experimental face Tik (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrew R. Makely

Interface designer from Lawrenceville, GA, who graduated from Georgia Tech in Atlanta, and who created the experimental typefaces AMBubbla, HalfTonBleenUpper. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrij Shevchenko
[Andrij Type]

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Andrij Type
[Andrij Shevchenko]

Andrij Shevchenko (b. 1973) (aka Andrij Che) is the Berdyansk-based Ukrainian designer of the following typefaces, somne of which can also be had from MyFonts. Behance link.

In 2012, he started Ukrainian Type.

  • Agarsky (2006, a bold casual script face) which used to be called Agara until Berthold complained about the possible confusion with Agora.
  • Zion Train (2007, an experimental sans in 20 styles).
  • Andrij Script. See here.
  • Andrij Hand (a Cyrillic handwriting font, 2002-2006; see discussion).
  • Strudel (2002, informal handprinting).
  • ALS Agrus (2005-2006, a script face, Art Lebedev Studio).
  • Machinegun (2005, octagonal military look).
  • Magela (2003, a Cyrillic sans).
  • Hajdamaka (2004, a bouncy Latin/Cyrillic script).
  • Also check out his lettering (not fonts) in Kozaku (2005, a flowing Cyrillic script), XLibna (2005, another Cyrillic script) and here (2005).
  • The semi-serifed Oksana (2007, 6 styles), Oksana Sans (2007, +Condensed), Oksana Text (2008), Oksana Cyrillic (2007), Oksana Greek (2007), and Oksana Text Swash (2008). This was followed by Oksana Text Narrow (2011), Oksana Sans (+Wide) and Oksana Sans Compressed (2011), which have hairline weights.
  • Osnova Pro (2010): a sans family that covers Cyrillic, Greek and Latin.
  • Ababa (2002, Cyrillic lettering).
  • Turbota (2010) is a rounded Latin / Cyrillic type family that was was developed as part of an identity system for Turbota, a center for disabled children in the Ukraine.
  • Arsenal (2011). A free typeface that won a national Ukrainian type competition called the Mystetsky Arsenal contest.
  • Seaside (2011) is a Peignotian face.
  • Bandera Pro (2011) is a useful workhorse square serif type family that covers Latin, Greek and Cyrillic. Accompanied by Bandera Text (2014) and Bandera Display (2014).
  • Arsenal (2012) is a workhorse sans family for Latin and Cyrillic. It won the Mystetsky Arsenal contest, and is free.

    Zion Train Pro (2012, +Stencil): Originally ZionTrain was built as a (probably first in Cyrillic!) navigation typeface for the Kharkiv identity project and Kharkiv subway and airport navigation systems. We wanted comprehensible, distinctive letterforms, that can help everybody on the way from Babylon to Zion. The project was used in Kharkiv promotion at homeland and abroad, but was rejected by the new government. As a corporate typeface it was used for a few cultural projects. Now it is equipped with Slavic Cyrillic and Monotonic Greek.

Additional URL.

MyFonts interview.

Showcase of Andrij Shevchenko's typefaces at MyFonts. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Angela Korporaal

Toronto-based graphic artist who created the water-and-ink experimental alphabet drips (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Angela Michanitzi

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.

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

Angeles Moreno

Mexican designer of the hand-printed Bolita, the kids faces Nino and Bíblica, the unicase Bauhaus, the round face Aqua, the grunge faces Gap and Heart, the handwriting faces Pessoa and Pincelazo, Geometrics, Matisse, the minimalist face Moogdula, Offset, the sans face Quatro, the windowed face Ventana, Voluble, Starline, Santa Clara, the trekkie face Wet Alien, and the experimental face Chida, mentioned here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Angesom Tesfasellassie

Graphic and print designer in Birmingham, UK. He created the experimental face AviationAirplaneEngines (2009). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Angus R. Shamal
[ARS Type (was ARS Design)]

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Anik Ya
[An An]

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Anita Jürgeleit

German codesigner with Michael Hoffmann of the stamped font URW Urban (2013). She also made the strong-willed handwriting typeface Quendel (2013, URW++) and Hangulatin (2014, URW++). Hangulatin applies the principles of Hangul to make letter combinations in Latin. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Anita Lam

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

Anji Ren

During his computer science studies in Cambridge, MA, Anji Ren programmed an experimental font, Gru Grammar (2014), using only a quarter circle and its negative. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ankhbayar Byambasuren

Ankhbayar Byambasuren is a digital artist based in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Behance link. He made the ultra-fat experimental typeface TSELMEG (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anna Alekhina

Moscow-based designer of the artsy typeface Kandinskiy (2013), the octagonal Cyrillic typeface Type Bolt (2013), and the multilayered geometric font Structura (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anna Balizs

During her graphic design studies at the Moholy-Nagy University of Arts Budapest, Hungary, Anna Balizs created the experimental geometric typeface Triongl (2013).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anna Batog

Odense, Denmark-based creator of the free ai format font Paper (2013), which consists entirely of superimposed triangles. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anna Brejsova

Graphic designer in Prague, who created the sharp-edged display typeface Annya (2013) and the experimental typeface Antipon (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anna Chebakova

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]  ⦿

Anna de Sando

Kansas City, MO-based creator of the distorted typeface Para (2012), which was designed during her studies at the Kansas City Art Institute.

Blogspot link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anna Dorsey

Allendale, MI-based student at Grand valley State University. Designer of the architectural typeface Damn Bad (2014) [at least, I think that is the name of the typeface]. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anna Karpinski

Student at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Creator of Form Font (2012, experimental). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anne Joshua

Dutch graphic designer in Roosendaal. Behance link. Creator of a colorful typographic experiment with overlays and weaving (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anne-Sophie Hostert

Parisian typographer and graphic designer. She created the experimental typeface called Brush (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anthea Tay

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 faces of the beautiful women in the Tang dynasty in China and the Meiji period in Japan. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anthony Barnett

Graphic designer in Melbourne, Australia, whose studio is called Could Not Sleep. He created the experimental loopy face called Boundary (2010). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anthony Neil Dart

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

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

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

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

Typefaces from 2013: Canada (alchemic).

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

Antidesign
[Santi Vilagran Casanovas]

Freelance designer in Girona, Spain. Behance link. He created the multiline neon-look techno face Adtype01 (2010) and the futuristic face Adtype00 (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Antitype

Experimental typography. Under construction. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anto J. Lareneg

American designer (b. 1987) of Indigalian (2002), an extremely experimental font. Real name Lauren Rupp. Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anton Gridz

Ukrainian illustrator in Kiev. He created a paper cut numerical alphabet in 2009, called Figtype, and a free experimental face called Color Lines in 2010.

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

Anton Izorkin
[Xaotik]

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Anton Koovit

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, codesigned with Yassin Baggar).

Experimental faces by him include Kork Sausage, Boudo (collage alphabet), Planton, Velo (geometric).

Allan (2010) and Arvo are free at the Google Directory.

Fontsquirrel link. Behance link for Fatype. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anton Sokolov

St. Petersburg-based graphic designer who made the experimental face Can You Read Music (2010), in which letters are replaced by music notes. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anton Studer
[Atelier Bubentraum (or: Nouvelle Noire)]

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Antoni Tudisco

Hamburg-based designer of Cleptotronik (2012), a 3d visual effects caps alphabet.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Antonio Briano

Brazilian designer of the experimental face Perspective (2002) while he was a student in Sao Paulo at Senac de Comunicações e Artes. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aoyce C

Graphic designer in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. Creator of The Simple Font (2012, experimental, geometeric and minimalist) and Geometric Font (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aparat
[Domen Fras]

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:

  • Brutildo (2006): squarish headline lettering.
  • Butalci (1998, a pixel font) is a part of Domen's diploma project at Faculty of Architecture in Ljubljana, supervised by Janez Suhadolc.
  • Gyro (1998-2001) is an octagonal monospace font with 3 weights.
  • Exlibris (2001-2003) is an experimental face.
  • Pozor (1999) is a squarish sans, as for traffic signage.
  • Terragni (1998) is an alphabet study based on the floor plan composition analysis of the house 'Casa del Fascio' in Como by the architecta Giuseppe Terragni.
  • DinoUnicase (1997) is a variation on DIN Mittelschrift.
  • Narod (2003) was made for designing commemorative coins at 60th anniversary of Kocevje Summit.
  • JH Luzern (1999) is based on a scan of a hotel room card.
  • Pesjan Debu (2011) is a fat angular poster face created during TipoBrda 2011.
  • Narod Krepak (2010) is an art deco sans titling face created during TipoBrda 2010000000
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Apirah Infahsaeng

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 face 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

Aquila Quentin (aka Qkila on the fluid) is a French designer, most likely located in Nimes. Creator of the human face 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 face 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 shadowed 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: Mirabelle (fat brush script), Kaleidoscoipic 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).

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Argos Sastre

Logrono, Spain-based creator of the free vector format font Theo (2014). This 3d experimental font was influenced by De Stijl. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Arhan Yalin

Istanbul-based designer of the minimalist typeface Archmage (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ari Weinkle

Ari Weinkle (Brookline, MA) created the circle-and-straight segment typeface Sisyphus (2012).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ariana Pereira

Ariana Pereira (Viseu, Portugal) made the experimental faces 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
[Negro]

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Armando Pacheco Ortiz

Puerto Rican type designer, b. 1991. He lives in Caguas. His first type design is the experimental face Just Around The Corner (2010). His foundry is called ArmandoP.

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

Armine Chilingaryan

Graduate of the Academic Art College in Moscow, who now works as a designer in Moscow. Creator of the amoebic experimental Cyrillic typeface Clara (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Arnaud Le Roux

Parisian graphic designer who created Meneïde (2013, a free blackletter stencil) and Foresee (2013, a free geometric display typeface).

In 2014, he created the free experimental typeface Coda as a tribute to Paul Renner. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Arne Meganck

Designer at Typolis in Antwerpen, Belgium, where he designed the experimental font Dirtyfax. Arne lives in Kontich. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Arnildo Junior Gehring

Graphic designer in Balneario de Camboriu, Brazil. He reduced the serifs in Courier New and created Courrier Digital (2012). Spacender (2012) is another experimental typeface.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Arron Tierney

Manchester, UK-based designer. Behance link. Creator of the triangle-themed face Kosmos (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

ARS Type (was ARS Design)
[Angus R. Shamal]

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), District (experimental), Descendiaan, Zero Rate (futuristic), Tegel (1998, stencil, kitchen tile), Twenty (octagonal, techno), Trio (dot matrix fonts), Maquette (1999), Region, Product (2007, sans faces), 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 shadowed face 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 face 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). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

arseniiv

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 face0, 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 face with circles). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Art Serrano
[Cecilia Rodríguez]

Cecelia "Cecy" Rodriguez ("Art Serrano", Tampico, Mexico) designed the techno face Electric Feel (2010), Chilly (2009, hand-printed, hairline) and Crazy Diamond (2009, black face with small holes). Fontsy link Behance link. Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Artem Moiseev

St. Petersburg-based Russian designer of Reflex, a face 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]  ⦿

Arthur Maria

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]  ⦿

Artur Faria

Graphic designer and illustrator in Porto, Portugal. He created the octagonal typeface Numb (2010) and the experimental type Folded Square (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Artur Frankowski
[FontArte (was: Magdart Fonts)]

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Arve Bâtevik

During his studies at Westerdals in Oslo, Arve Bâtevik 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. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Asa Childress
[Ace Productionz]

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Ascinct
[Grant Sparks]

Grant Sparks (aka as Phesix or Ascinct, b. 1985) is the Perth-based designer of the experimental face Conscept (2005) and of Consphere (2004). Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Asgier Jónnson

Designer in the FUSE 12 collection of the experimental barely legible font Dofus. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ash Silva

Ash Silva (New York City) scanned water drops laced with ink to create a super-experimental Ink Drop Alphabet (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ashish Kalpund

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]  ⦿

Ashley Garrod

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.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Asma Nazir

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]  ⦿

Ata Syed

Ata Syed (Karachi, Pakistan) has a dual identity at FontStruct, where he is one of the most prolific contributors. He is known there as thalamic and as minimum. Behance link.

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 faces), 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 faces), Nachahmung Block Serif, Conjunction, Interjection, Is It, Sangular (nice experiment), Anonon (nails in square letters), Purple and Purple Very (slab serif headline faces, 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, To, 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 Ah, fs Curly, fs So, fs Flint, fs ICK (blackboard bold style), fs Wiggle, fs Grid, fs Ah.

Creations as minimum: 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 92013, 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 faces), fs Bang, fs Random (textured face), fs Random Pattern, fs Lead, fs Tin, fs Silver, fs Tungsten.

Klingspor link. Abstract Fonts link. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Atelier Bubentraum (or: Nouvelle Noire)
[Anton Studer]

Atelier Bubentraum is Anton Studer, a designer located in Zürich. We also find himn asssociated with Nouvelle Noire in Zurich.

His transitional slightly angular typeface Rekja (2011) won an award at TDC 2012.

For Neo2 magazine, he designed the (free) experimental paper-fold font The Folded Font (2008).

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).

Typecache link.

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

Atelier Olschinsky
[Peter Olschinsky]

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.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Atelier Ter Bekke-Behage

Designer of several multicolored type experiments. The pictures below are taken from the thesis of Thomas L'Excellent. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Attila Horvath
[Official Classic]

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Audria Brumberg

Designer of Punkgaraphy (2010), an experimental face. Audria is into adverting and graphic design and lives in Brooklyn, NY. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Audy Irwantoro

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.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aurélien Guerout

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.

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

Aurélien Vret

Designer of a type experiment based on Frutiger called L'in-vu. [Google] [More]  ⦿

AVMC Studios

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]  ⦿

Avoid Red Arrows

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).

Avoid Red Arrows is run by Marko Grewe, Stefanie Miller, Simon Roth, and Peter Stahmer. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Axel Morin

Art director and photographer in Paris. He experimented in 2009 with gridded typefaces. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ayesha Kapadia

Mumbia-based creator of Taj Mahal (2013, an experimental Devanagari / Latin typeface that was inspired by the shapes of the Taj Mahal. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ayla Meridian

Textile and graphic designer in Sydney, Australia, who created the experimental gothic typeface Nu Veau Goffik in 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Azmi Kamarullah

Indonesian designer in Bandung (b. 1991) who created the Indonesian-themed ornamental faces Seselendangan (2010) and Loveleaves (2010). In 2012, he added Absurd Sans, a typeface with missing pieces.

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

Bagel & Co
[Ryoichi Tsunekawa]

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.

Dafont link. Fontspace link. Kernest link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Bamboo Types
[Florian Bambhout]

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.

Dafont link. Abstract Fonts link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Baptiste Datin

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]  ⦿

Barbara Brownie

Londoner who created the experimental Bezier-driven Blended Alphabet in 2009. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Barbara Scodelario

Student at the European Institute of Design in Sao Paulo. She created a modular geometric face, the round display face Fonte bem querer and an experimental typeface in 2010. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Barry Slater

Graduate from the Bath School of Art and Design. He designed a counterless geometric typeface called Second Half (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Barry Spencer

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]  ⦿

Bartolomeu Jacq

Creator of the experimental typeface Blackie (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bartosz Janczak

Graphic designer in London. Flickr page. Creator of some experimental faces, including several 3-d alphabets. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bas Vaerewyck

Graphic designer in Sint Niklaas, Belgium. He created the experimental typeface RLF (2009). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Beautiful
[Roy Poh]

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]  ⦿

Becky Sewell

During her studies at Flamouth University, UK, Becky Sewell created the minimalist typeface Undervalued (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Belen Cagnoni

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

Ben Dolphin

UK-based designer, who created Synthetic Stencil (2011) and Pixel Error (2011). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ben Mecke-Burford
[M-B Creative]

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Ben Saurine

Parisian designer of the experimental typeface GBG (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Benan Barwick

British designer who created glyphs from icons in order to create the experimental Punk Rock Font (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Benjamin Koh

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]  ⦿

Benoît Champy

French designer of these free faces that can be downloaded at Dafont:

  • Stencil category: Game Plan (2011), Karen Stencil (2011), Fine Stencil (2011), Stencil Gothic (2011).
  • Constructivist: Konstructiv (2011).
  • Handprinted or marker fonts: Dker Finepoint (2011), Dker Feltpen (2011), Dker Poster (2011).
  • Grunge: Aerial Demented (2011).
  • Shadow face: Oh Jay (2011).
  • 3d face: Bleuck (2011).
  • Geometric experimental faces: Rondie (2011), Again (2011), Kawai Desu (2011), Modular Tkno (2011), Modern Plate (2012).
  • Upright connected script: Bellefine (2011).
  • 3D Simulation face: Bonus (2011).
  • Tuscan: De Flandre (2012).
  • Experimental: Comic Tragedy (2013), Scan Me (2011), Jizz Mass (2011, a gooey play on snow cover at Xmas...).
  • Ransom note faces: Weird Cuts (2012).
  • Arts and Crafts: Home Square (2012).
  • Other: Flea Market (2013).
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Benoit Bohly

Vancouver-based designer of a few experimental typefaces in 2014. Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Berenike Eimler

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]  ⦿

Bernard Anne

Bernard Anne (Bordeaux, France) created the experimental circle-based geometric typeface Circa (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Berserker Studio
[Christopher Mooij]

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 faces This is her type (2010) and BRSRKR (2010), and the experimental geometric faces 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]  ⦿

BERT Typography

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]  ⦿

Bianca Di Pietro

Bianca Di Pietro (Designed by Bianca, Hamilton,Ontario) created the circle-based experimental typeface Infinity (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bienal Letras Latinas 2006

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.

  • Tipografías para texto: Cheché Sans (Alfredo Parada Larrosa), Política (Alejandro Paul), UnePipe (Félix Lentino), MelloSans (Fernando de Mello Vargas / Vicente Gil Filho), Average (Eduardo Rodríguez Tunni), Botija (Juan Montoreano), Ema (Juan Montoreano), Loreto (Eduardo Tunni / Pablo Cosgaya), Special Type (Silvana Caruso), Matutina Serif (Aldo de Losa), Prima Sans (Ariel Katena / Alejandro Lazos), Tauran Regular (Raúl García Plancarte), Darka (Gabriel García Meave), Romance (Nicolás Pisano), TT Carmina (Verónika Burian / José Scaglione), Athelas (José Scaglione), Den Dekker (Yomar Augusto), Siquot Antigua (Luis Siquot), Tuhun (Diego Mier y Terán).
  • Tipografías para título: Botota (Javier Quintana), Inconexa (John Moore), Makiritare (John Moore), Palaima (John Moore), Robin Bienal II (John Moore), Affair (Alejandro Paul), Ministry Script (Alejandro Paul), Suave Script (Alejandro Paul), Buffet Script (Alejandro Paul), Whomp (Alejandro Paul), Oxida (Angel Koziupa / Alejandro Paul), Cenizas (Angel Koziupa / Alejandro Paul), Chocolate (Koziupa / Alejandro Paul), Alma (Angel Koziupa / Alejandro Paul), Malambo (Angel Koziupa / Alejandro Paul), Koziupack (Angel Koziupa / Alejandro Paul), Candy Script (Alejandro Paul), Overlock (Daría Manuel Muhafara), Herencia (Diego Giaccone / Alejandro Paul), Sudestada (Diego Giaccone / Alejandro Paul), Boqueta (Gustavo Lassala), Póstuma (Roberto Raúl Janz), Moho (John Moore), BEC (Eduardo Castillo), Tosca (Cristián González Sáiz), Imperio (Juan Ignacio Siwak), Rotman (Oscar Salinas Losada), Non nova, sed nove (Javier Gómez), Minotax (Milagros Santini), Revolver (Octavio Alonso López), Revolución (Luciano Vergara), Mixa (José De Los Santos), FH After (Fabio Luiz Haag / Foco Design by Type), Chile Sans (Miguel Hernández).
  • Tipografías para pantalla: stgotic (Daniel Hernández), Rexel (Alejandro Posada / Carlos J. Roldán), cp_cursi (Carlos J. Roldán), Escrin (Martín Gonzalez).
  • Tipografías experimentales: Clave de Fá (Dimitre Lima), Sinestesia (María Victoria Lamas), HH Pólvora (Quique Ollervides Uribe), Goteira (Rogerio Lionzo), Cubius Concretius (Marcel Pereira Ursini), PD Boquerón (Johanny Franchi / Prodiseño), Beautiful Pixel (Guillermo Vizzari).
  • Tipografías de misceláneas: Desprecio (Carlos Carpintero), Bangalo vive (Carlos Carpintero), Olé Flamenco / Olé Torero (Víctor García), Orlas (Juan Luis Carrera), Minsap Liván (Padilla Sigler), Zabumba City (Fátima Finizola).
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Billy Bacon
[Nú-Dës]

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Binggy Zhao

Designer in Enschede, The Netherlands, who created the experimental typeface Unknown Secret (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Birdy Liu

Xian, China-based designer of Line Typeface (2014), a typeface based on lines found in the map of Xian. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Birgit Mayer

Austrian designer of the experimental face Urbana Ltd (2009), which won an award at the TDC2 2010 type design competition in the category of display faces. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Blaise Sumerah Kal
[Blaise Sumerah Kal (was: 4Logoz)]

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Blaise Sumerah Kal (was: 4Logoz)
[Blaise Sumerah Kal]

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]  ⦿

Blake E. Marquis

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. York (2013) is an ornamental caps typeface family that can be used to layer and create 3d effects.

Another URL. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Blanche de Lasa

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).

Unrelated to type design, Blanche is responsible for a fun verbalized text utility called Ohhhhhhhhh. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Blue Typo
[Manuel Guerrero]

Manolo Guerrero (Blue Typo, 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.

http://www.behance.net/bluetypo">Behance link. Another Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

B.N. Keerthana

During her studies, Woodlands, Singapore-based B.N. Keerthana created an experimental geometric typeface in 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bob Nguyen

Bob Nguyen is a graphic artist in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Creator of some experimental typefaces in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bomparte's Fonts
[John Bomparte]

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 face 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 face Abstrak BF (modeled after a 1934 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 faces: 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 faces 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 face Sherbet BF and the funky rounded display face Dragonfly BF. In that same year, he published the stunted black wood type face Squat (BA Graphics, based on earlier work of or with Bob Alonso).

Typefaces from 2012: Rockport BF (a gaspipe font inspired by 19th century wood types), Wilmington Script BF (an upright loopy connected script).

In 2014, Seagrass BF, a connected script, was published.

Klingspor link. Catalog of some of his commercial fonts. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

BOODAS.DE
[Boris Schandert]

Sankt Augustin, Germany-based creator (b. 1981) of the pixel face 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]  ⦿

Boon E. Lim

Malaysian graphic artist, nicknamed Boom Yee. He created the experimental decorative face Reindeer (2008) while he was a student at Tunku Abdul Rahman College. No downloads. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Boris Popov

Russian designer of the experimental font PT Duetto (2001-2002, Paratype).

FontShop link. Klingspor link. . [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Boris Schandert
[BOODAS.DE]

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Boris Stoll

Swiss designer of the experimental geometric face Boris Light (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Boris Vargas Vasquez

Graphic designer in Buenos Aires. In 2012, he made the experimental typeface Absurda, which in spirit, and to some extent in form, conjures up images of dadaism. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bosque Studio

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]  ⦿

BQ Studio

Located in Paris, BQ Studio designed the experimental typeface Air in 2014. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

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).

Old Dafont link. Dafont link. Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Brandon Webster
[Webster&Wallace Creative Agency]

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Branislav S. Cirkovic
[TypoFlat]

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Brass Fonts
[Guido Schneider]

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 markets 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 face 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 face 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 face by Guido Schneider), BF Nobody (1995, a roman face by Schneider with pointy experimental serifs), BF Paul D (a grunge blackletter face by Schneider), BF Rotwang (1997, a roman face by Schneider0, BF Solo Sans (1995, Schneider's grotesk family), BF Stoneman (1997, a decorative poster face by Schneider), BF Styptic (a grunge paperclip face 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).

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Brendan Ginsburg

Richmond, VA-based designer of Databent Type (2013), an experimental set of typefaces that makes your eyes hurt. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Brian Kaszonyi
[Circus Design]

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Brian LaRossa

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:

  • Dada Tank: A condensed, rounded display face with a curious combination of thick and thin strokes designed. The alphabet was extrapolated from the title lettering on Dragan Aleksic's International Dada review (1922).
  • Irradiador: The heavy rectangle almost constructivist alphabets were extrapolated from the title lettering of Fermín Revueltas's 1923 journal which was a major early voice for the Mexican avant-garde movement called Estridentismo. It features two full alphabets of uppercase characters and common accents with eighteen ligatures between them.
  • Say So: Created in response to Robert Rauschenberg's This is a portrait of Iris Clert if I say so. It features full sets of uppercase and lowercase characters, numbers, punctuation, and symbols. All of the characters are a portrait of Iris Clert.

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Briana Zajac

Designer based at UW-Stout in Menomonie, WI, who created the minimalist experimental font Broken Arrow (2003). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bridey

FontStructor who made Grizzly, ZXebbidy, Ocean liner, Linked (experimental) and Disco (texture face) in 2010. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Britta Siegmund

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]  ⦿

Bruna Mix

Illustrator and art director in Recife, Brazil, who created a typeface out of moving light called Typo Photografic (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bruno Capezzuoli
[Pixel Orchestra]

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Bruno Forcine

During his studies at Philadelphia University in Philadelphia, PA, Bruno Forcine created the experimental typeface Bromos (2014), which was named after the chemical element bromine. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bruno Formiga

Graphic and web designer in Cambridge, UK. Creator of Atomo (2013, an experimental typeface) and Medieval (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bruno La Versa

Graphic designer from Catania, Italy. He created the ultra-geometric typeface Eidos (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bruno Maag
[Dalton Maag]

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Bruno Roda

Designer from Lisbon. He created the modular experimental face Pista (2010), which is based on sections of model car race tracks, and could be considered prismatic or op-art. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bunley Lim

Philadelphia-based designer of the experimental typeface Krypton (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Burdock

Burdock Design is located in London. It created the modular geometric tiling face Shapes (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Byoung-Il Choi

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.

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Cabbages&Kings
[Davin Perry]

American designer who made the free experimental fonts Discus (2011, circle-based), Atlantean (2011) and Aced It (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cagri Kara

Istanbul-based creator of the cube-shaped counterless typeface Cube (2012) and of the experimental alphabet Comic (2012).

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Calango
[Jeroen Krielaars]

Jeroen Krielaars (Calango) is a Dutch web designer in Amsterdam who made an animated prismatic geometric face called Moshun (2010). Krielaars created Moshun using the program Adobe After Effects in less than three days. Buy it exclusively from HypeForType.

Images of Moshun: i, ii, iii, iv, v, vi.

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!

Behance link. MyFonts link. See also here. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Caligraft
[Ricard Marxer Piñón]

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

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Cameron Humphries

Creator in Brisbane, Australia, of Chromatic Typeface (2012).

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Cameron Sweeney
[Ripe Type]

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Camilla Cima

Designer in Milan. Behance link. Creator of the Stapler Font (2012, experimental). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Carini Type Foundry
[Michael Genova]

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]  ⦿

Carl Cooper
[Styler Design]

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Carlijn Hoogenboom

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]  ⦿

Carlos Fabián Camargo Guerrero

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).

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Carlos Matteoli
[Q-BO]

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Carol Hung

Art director in Toronto who made the experimental face Alienese (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Carol-Anne Ryce-Paul

Visual designer at Sesame Workshop in New York City, who created Brandless Typeface in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Carolina Dahl

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]  ⦿

Caroline de Pont

Designer at Typolis in Antwerpen, Belgium, where she designed the experimental font Overlap, an exercise on overlapping Bezier curves. Caroline lives in Antwerpen. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Caroline Ibikunle

During her studies at UCA Farnham, UK, Caroline Ibikunle (Sutton, UK) created the experimental geometric typeface Neo (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Caroline Kan

Design student in London. Designer of the experimental typeface Triangle (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Carolyn X. Yang

Seattle-based creator of the experimental typeface Retro Loops (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Carsten Ost

Experimental font designer in Germany. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Casey Castille

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 faces 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]  ⦿

Casey Webb

Graphic designer in Albuquerque, NM. Creator of the experimental typeface Forestwood (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cassey Baker

Cassey Baker (Philadelphia) went on an experimental tour, and created a beautiful multilined multihued geometric typeface called Arc Nemesis Rainbow Display Typeface (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Catarina Silvacs

FontStructor who made a number of pixelish experimental typefaces in 2011: Sweet Pain, Two and a half cookies, Marshmallows, Marshmallows 2. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Catarina Vilhena Cabrita

Graphic designer in Portimao, Portugal, who created the minimalist straight-edged modular typeface Anglar (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

César Rodríguez

Mexican type designer in Queretaro. Award winner at Tipos Latinos 2010 for his experimental face Masiva. In 2013, he created the art deco typeface Roberta, which ischaracterized by various alternates, including some that are influenced by Didot.

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Cecile Gavage

Namur, Belgium-based designer of Brasero (2011), an experimental typeface.She also created an upright connected school font family. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cecilia Eleno

In 2011, Cecilia Eleno (Buenos Aires, Argentina) created the triangularly cut typeface Tipografia Abstracta. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cecilia Rodríguez
[Art Serrano]

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Celina Oggero

Argentinian designer in Buenos Aires of an experimental poster typeface (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cesc Aldabó

Designer in Barcelona. Behance link. Critters inspired him to create the experimental typeface Climb (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ch Ng

Chinese designer of some experimental Latin typefaces in 2010. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chamichaze

Designer in 2008 at FontStruct of Lala (pixelish script), Sunday (great vertical-stripe stencil), Radiotic (rounded), Blabla (experimental). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chantelle King

Australian-born graphic design student at Manchester Metropolitan University. She created the experimental typeface Bang (2012).

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Charles Combs

Charles Combs from Austin, TX, runs the design studio Charles Combs Design. He created Ghost Font (2010, experimental). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Charles Pellens

Senior designer in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, who created Triangular (2013), an experimental 3d typeface. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Charles S. Wilkin
[Prototype Experimental Foundry]

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Charline Finster

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]  ⦿

Charlotte Gray

Charlotte Grey (Hastings, UK) drew an alphabet in one continuous line and called it Connected Typeface (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cheng Cheng

During her studies in Buffalo, NY, Vivian Cheng created the 3d typeface Cubes (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cher Van Tol

Illustrative designer in Den Haag, who made the experimental face Hoogtelijnen (2011), as if each glyph were a meteorological map. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cherdsak Chaiyaso

Bangkok-based designer of the experimental typeface Gothia (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chi Mwasinga

Creator in Cape Town, South Africa, of the straight-edged geometric face Harsh Phuk (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chris Bentham

Leeds, UK-based graphic designer who created the display typefaces Bones (2012) and Cuckoo (2012).

Cargo collective link. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chris Cappilla

Graphic designer in Agoura Hills, CA. Creator of some experimental typefaces in 2012.

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Chris Dale

Student at the University of Greenwich, UK. Designer of the experimental face Binary Code (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chris Ro

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]  ⦿

Chris Shuttleworth

Leeds, UK-based designer of the experimental typeface Dead Space (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chris Stephenson

Designer in Leeds, UK. Chris experimented with exaggerated ligatures in his Interconnect (2012), and the results are fresh, beautiful and promising. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chris Thompson

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.

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Chris Webster

Kansas City, MO-based architect and photographer, who created a 3D typeface in 2011.

In 2012, he made Digital Snow (simulating snow with pixels), What The What (experimental 3d face), Wicker and Lateral Lines. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Christian Acker
[Adnauseum]

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Christian Küsters
[ACME Fonts (or: CHK Design)]

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Christian Lang
[dayflash]

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Christian Naths

Christian Naths (Edmonton, Alberta) created the experimental typeface Redacted (2013) and the icon font Climacons (2013, with Adam Whitcroft). Github link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Christine ADM

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]  ⦿

Christine Thompson

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]  ⦿

Christoph Spatschek

German designer of the experimental face Zopf (2009, Avoid Red Arrows). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Christophe Martin
[orangebleu (was Terra Nova, or 808 State)]

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Christophe Vermijlen

Fellow Belgian Christophe Vermijlen (Hasselt) created an experimental 3d typeface called Tilting Type (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Christopher Goodwin

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.

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Christopher Mooij
[Berserker Studio]

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Christopher Sieradzan

Graphic designer in Baltimore, who created a multicolored geometric experimental alphabet in 2013 called CMY Alphabet. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Christopher Skinner

King's Lynn, UK-based designer of the experimental typeface Pabulum (2013). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Circus Design
[Brian Kaszonyi]

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.

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Cláudio Campos

MA student in design at IADE in Oeiras, Portugal. He created Match Font (2011), an alphabet composed of match sticks. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Claire Daisey

Claire Daisey (Muncie, IN) created the experimental typeface Sharp Edge (2013) that plays with negative spaces. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Clara Antolin

Design student in Buenos Aires, class of 2013. Designer of a geometric experimental typeface called Times (2013) and of the hybrid serif face Nivo (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Clarice Dall'Orto

London, UK-based designer of Conceptual (2014), an experimental font based on circles. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Clarinta Leoni

Graphic designer in Singapore who created the geometric chromatic typeface Rangeo (2013). Rangeo was inspired by Rangoli, a folk art from India. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Clarissa Tossin

Designer at Die Gestalten of Arvore (2003, experimental). A'Brasil link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Claude Pelletier

Quebec-based typographer and type designer (aka Diogene) who specializes mainly in revivals of obscure or old typefaces.

Dafont link. Yet another URL. Abfonts carries many of his fonts. Fontspace link.

His typefaces:

  • Salamandre (2012). A tall 19-th century style slab face based on Iguana, a design of Sally-Ann Grover.
  • Aerolite C Pone (2013). A calligraphic connected copperplate script.
  • Angelica CP (2011)
  • Banner Star (2012). An American flag-themed display typeface.
  • Barrio CP (2011). An inline face.
  • BeansCP (2010, after a font found on page 10 of Art Deco Display Alphabets: 100 Complete Fonts by Dan X. Solo).
  • Bienetresocial (2003), BienetresocialBold (2003).
  • Bizarre and Bizarrerie (2010; based on Edwards and Inland, both designed in 1895 by Nicholas J. Werner at the Inland Type Foundry; renamed in 1925 by BBS)
  • Bloque Demo (2011). Experimental.
  • Bold (2008)
  • Carre (2009, athletic numerals).
  • Caslon CP (2012, based on Caslon 223 Bold).
  • Champignon (1999-2009, a formal calligraphic script)
  • Chartrand (2010, Victorian)
  • Chomage (2009)
  • Chopin Script (1999-2010, calligraphic; after Polonaise by Phil Martin)
  • Constanze Initials (2010). After Constanze Initials by Joachim Romann (1956).
  • Crayonnette (2000)
  • DeClaude (2010, patterned and named after DeVinne)
  • Derniere (1999)
  • Dojo CP (2011)
  • Dynamic CP (2010, based on page 48 of The Solotype Catalog of 4,147 Display Typefaces as Dynamic Deco)
  • Ebony (2011). Based on a Marder&Luse design from 1890. Ebony is on page 38 of 100 Ornamental Alphabets by Dan X. Solo and also on page 43 of The Solotype Catalog of 4,147 Display Typefaces.
  • Embrionic 85 (sic) (2012, +Swash Caps) and Embrionic 55 Swash (2012): an ink trap sans display family.
  • Essai (2003)
  • Euclid CP (2011): based on an 1880 face at Central Type Foundry.
  • Fancy Text (2004, blackletter)
  • Fantaisie1 (1999)
  • Gourmandise (2013), an exquisite Normandian-style didone display typeface.
  • Haricot (2010, a fat modular face based on Beans in the Dan Solo catalog)
  • Humeur (2001-2002, funny smilies)
  • IEC5000 (2011). A symbol font with electrical and other icons.
  • Initiales Medium (2011)
  • JohnHancockCP-Medium (2010, bold didone)
  • Landi Echo (2011). A remake of Landi Echo by Alessandro Butti (1939-1943).
  • La Tribune (2011). A newspaper type.
  • Le Golf or Le Trou (2010, art nouveau face by Antoine Szczebanski, digitized by Claude Pelletier; also on page 71 of the Solotype catalog)
  • Les Etoiles (2013): an inline typeface
  • Lionel P (2010, a multiline face inspired by Letraset's 1973 face Stripes)
  • Malvern (1999)
  • Manquis CP (2012). A roman typeface.
  • Maratre (2013). A delicious connected copperplate calligraphic script.
  • Monterey Wide (2011). A Tuscan ornamental face, based on a showing on page 22 of The Solotype Catalog of 4,147 Display Typefaces.
  • Motscroises (1997)
  • Niaisage (2012). A lachrymal caps only typeface.
  • Oxford CP (2010, a multiline face, based on the 1960s face by Christine Lord)
  • Pasdecourbe (2003)
  • Pasdenom (2001, no punctuation)
  • Pepinot (2012), an art nouveau face based on Coral Inline on page 190 of The Solotype Catalog of 4,147 Display Typefaces.
  • Pistilli Roman (2011, after the original by Pistilli)
  • Postface (2012). A bold signage script face.
  • Rita Smith (2012). After Primavera by Rita Major.
  • Rogers, Rogers2 (1997). He says that it is not his font---that he just rearranged the glyphs. According to Claude, can be found in the book Treasury of Authentic Art Nouveau Alphabets, ed. Petzendorfer, Plate 23. It was made in 1902 by A.V. Haight for Inland Typefoundry.
  • Simplement (2011) is Cut-in Medium on page 163 of The Solotype Catalog of 4,147 Display Typefaces.
  • Stylie Stymus (2012).
  • Threshold (2014).
  • TriangleETcircleShadow, TriangleETcircleShadowed (2010, 3d iron work style face)
  • UptightC (2010, multiline face).
  • YagiUHFNo2 (2012).
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Claudia Leonardo

During her studies in Seimbra, Portugal, Claudia Leonardo designed the experimental typeface Fantastico (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Claudia Sanchez

Claudia Sanchez (Santiago de Cali, Colombia) designed the Latin display face oddly named Cirilica (2012) and the experimental alphabet HiTu (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Claudio Piccinini

Type designer from Modena, Italy, b. 1969. Designer of these fonts:

  • Memory (1993): will be on the Fontomas CD for the Kids Organization Woldvision Germany later in 2002.
  • Ottomat (1994, Emigre), an avant-gardish font family.
  • Neoritmo (1996), a gorgeous semi-experimental font family completed in 2002 for Psy-Ops [read about its development here].
  • Reality (1996), Exegetic (1997), Fear Unknown (1997), Inexpressed (1997): all at Thirstype.
  • Ideal (1999), unreleased.
  • Ogilve (2001, Thirstype).
  • Squatront (2002, Thirstype): to be released soon.
He started Thoughtype, a site for critiques and type talk. Bio at Emigre. Speaker at ATypI in Rome in 2002. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Claudio Pousada
[SantoTipo]

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Claudio Reston
[Tipopotamo Fontes]

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Clemens Rothbauer

Dresden, Germany-based designer of the experimental (modular) face Sega (2009, 26plus-zeichen).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Clotilde Olyff

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.

FontShop link. Klingspor link.

View Clotilde Olyff's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Clovis Vallois
[Nouvelle Noire]

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C.M. Dionysio

FontStructor who designed the experimental face Teste 2 (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

CNESS

Senior at the University of Delaware studying Visual Communications. He/she designed the playful modular typeface Pea Pod (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Coco Anouk

Aka Adamas Regular. Coco Anouk designed the free fonts Paranoid (2012, experimental triangular typeface) and Pasion (2012, balloonish typeface). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Codesign

Creator of the free experimental typeface UHU (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Coil Graphics

Creators of an experimental font called Gridsystem (2005), which won an award at FUSE 2005. Their web page will never win an award. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Colin R. Gibson

Derby, UK-based graphic designer who created experimental typefaces called Bipolar (2012) and OCD (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Colleen Hancuch

During her studies in Chicago, Colleen Hancusch created a Geometrypography (2013), a typeface built up from simple geometric solids. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Colleen Kane

Graphic designer in Chicago, who created a hipster typeface in 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Collis Ta'eed

Sydney, Australia-based web designer, who created the ultra thin experimental face Machine Man (2004). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Colophon
[David Bennewith]

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]  ⦿

Conor Dorsett

Graphic design student at Falmouth University in Falmouth, UK. He used lines only to construct, as a bridge, the glyphs of Frequency (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cooee Design
[David Delahunty]

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

Corey Holms

Graduate from Cal Arts (1996), who runs CoreyHolms.Com in Fullerton, near Los Angeles. MyFonts link. MyFonts foundry link. Designer of NE10 (2010, a stencil / neon tube 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.

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

Corey J. Dixon

British creator of Molecular (2011), an experimental typeface in which glyphs represent parts of organic chemical compounds. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Corinne Lavaerts

Designer at Typolis in Antwerpen, Belgium, where she designed the experimental font Estippo 55. Corinne lives in Hove. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cornelia Aust

Student at the University of Wuppertal who made the experimental typefaces Split One and Split Two (2004). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Corradine Fonts
[Manuel Eduardo Corradine]

Manuel Corradine 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 face that won an award at Tipos Latinos 2008), Abuelito (script).

Fonts from 2009: Helga (flowing script), Mussica (+Swash, +Antiqued, a delicate Victorian face), 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 fgrom 2010: Miel (a curly script), Oferta (a signage script), Corradine Handwriting, Alberto (connected hand), Changua (hand-printed).

Fonts from 2011: Plebeya (2011, connected hand), Mimi's Hand Connected, Legendaria (an extensive connected calligraphic family).

Fonts from 2012: Tecna (a techno family codesigned 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: Beauty Script (with Juan Sebastian Rincon), Emblema (tall-legged art deco sans family), 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 face with oodles of choices for swashes).

Klingspor link. Behance link. MyFonts link. Fontspring link. Font Squirrel link.

View Corradine's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Cortney Cassidy

Graphic designer in San Francisco, CA, who made the experimental face Sci-Fi (2010). Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Courtney

American creator of the display face Energetic Audacity (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cousinié Annaëlle

Cousinié Annaëlle (Lyon, France) created the textured geometric solid typeface Dyslexie in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Craig Cummings

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 Stainton
[SelfBuild Type Foundry]

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Cranbrook Design

Experimental typography by Cranbrook Academy of Art students:

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

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]  ⦿

Cristian Boian

Designer and illustrator from Curtea de Arges, Romania. In 2011, he created the experimental typeface Alfabeta. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cristian Mantovani

Graphic designer from Bologna. Creator of the experimental face Zothik Bold (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cristóbal Muñoz

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 face Ona (inspired by the people of Tierra del Fuego). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cubanica Fonts
[Pablo A. Medina]

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 fonts: Medina Gothic (2005, a clean sans family), Diablitos (2011), Calaveras (2011), Sailor Gothic (2003), Imbalance (2002, an experimental sans), North Bergen (1996, a vernacular sans), Cuba (1996, 3d signage face based on a sign for the restaurant La Flor de Cuba on Bergenline Avenue in Union City, New Jersey), Vitrina (1996, connected lettering signage face), 1st Avenue, Sombra, 24hrs, Union Square (a bold stitching font), Calaveras (2011, based on a signage style in Buenos Aires called Fileteado), and Marquee. At Plazm, he made First Avenue (Plazm, 2000, based on an old metal neon sign) and Vitrina.

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

Curious Flux
[Francisco Castro Miranda]

Francisco Castro Miranda (aka Curious Flux) created DeLorimier, an experimental display font created in 2009 when he spent a summer in Montreal. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cut Spencer

Designer at FontStruct in 2008 of the experimental rounded typefaces Sweetchuck and David. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Czech Design and Typography (studio experimentalniho design)
[Alois Studnicka]

Filip Blazek writes about typography. His own fonts include Pozorius, Studnicka Antikva and Duboryt. Alois Studnicka (Prague) seems to have designed PozoriusCESample. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dadakool
[Gregory Flajszer]

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 faces DK01 (2005) and DK Stencil (2006). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daisuke Yajima

Japanese designer. Together with Hiroaki Nagai, he won an award at TDC55 for an experimental typeface called Utsuba Moon Avant Garde (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dalton Maag
[Bruno Maag]

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 and fabio Luiz Haag have 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, Vienna and Hong Kong.

Bruno Maag designed these commercial fonts:

  • Aktiv Grotesk (2010) was published as an alternative to Helvetica, a face Bruno hates with a passion.
  • Co (2007): a rounded monoline minimalist sans codesigned by Bruno Maag and Ron Carpenter.
  • Cordale: a text family.
  • Dedica (2007): a didone face.
  • Effra and Effra Italic (2007-2009): sans family by Jonas Schudel and Fabio Luiz Haag. Followed in 2013 by Effra Corp.
  • Fargo (2004): a humanist sans in 6 weights.
  • Foco: sans family.
  • Grueber (2008): a slab serif.
  • InterFace (2007): an extensive sans family; one weight is free (2001). See also InterFace Corporate (2007).
  • King's Caslon
  • Lexia (1999, Ron Carpenter and Dalton Maag): a slab serif family.
  • Magpie (2008) is a serifed family---Dalton Maag was able to trademark the name Magpie despite the fact that Vincent Connare had created a face by that name in 2000. Well, as with so many of Maag's announcements, it took siome time before he gave credit to Connare---in fact, Magpie isConnare's font.
  • Pan (1996). A text family at 1500 US dollars per style.
  • Plume (2004): a display face inspired by calligraphy, co-designed with Ron Carpenter.
  • Royalty (1999): a stunning art deco display family.
  • Southampton.
  • Stroudley (2007): a sturdy large counter condensed sans by Bruno Maag, Ron Carpenter and Veronika Burian.
  • Tephra (2008): a collaboration with Hamish Muir. This is an experimental multi-layered LED-inspired family.
  • Tondo Corp (2007, at Dalton Maag): a rounded information design sans family designed by Veronika Burian for Dalton Maag.
  • Ubuntu (2010): this is a team effort---a set of four styles of a free font called Ubuntu. This font supports the Indian rupee symbol. Some work for the Ubuntu Font Family was done by Rodrigo Rivas Costa in 2010. Download via Fontspace.
  • Viato: a simple sans family co-designed by Bruno Maag and Ron Carpenter in 2007. This tapered terminal sans family includes Viato Corp (2007) and Viato Hebrew (2013).

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 faces: 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.

Typefaces at Dalton Maag from 2014 include Soleto (a simple sans) and Prometo (an organic stressed sans). Soleto (Bruno Mello, Fabio Haag, Fernando Caro, Rafael Saraiva and Ron Carpenter) won an award at Tipos Latinos 2014. In 2014, Bruno Maag, Ron Carpenter, Fernando Caro and Rafael Saraiva codesigned the rounded organic sans typeface Oscine (Dalton Maag).

Interview in 2012 in which he stresses that typefaces should above all be functional.

View the Dalton Maag typeface library. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Damián Bonomo

Argentinian designer of the experimental typeface Vertical Control (1999). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Damian Kidd

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 face always seems different. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dan Heron

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.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dan Hoopert

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 Reynolds
[TypeOff]

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Dan Sayers

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!

Abstract Fonts link. Google Plus link. Dafont link. Fontspace link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dan Steinbok
[Out of Step Font Company]

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Dana Peretz

Designer in Haifa, Israel, who created an experimental font based on mouth movemens in 2013, called Phonetica.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dana Zoqash

Amman, Jordan-based designer of the interesting experimental Latin typefaces Jomethry (2014) and Origami (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dandm3
[Maarten Idema]

Dandm3 is the design place of Deirdre Idema (Irish born) and Maarten Idema. Maarten was a student at the KABK in Den Haag from 2003-2004. He designed Pam (2004), a typefaces specifically crafted for street maps, as well as the experimental face Before. Unclear if Maarten is Dutch, Irish or Kiwi. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daniel Angermann

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 face Trage Keinen Namen (2008) and the simple handwriting face Berger&Berger Caps (2009). One can also download a font tool called Typometer. At Dafont, he calls himself Dundeee. Fontsy link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daniel Basualdo

Argentian designer, b. 1986. Creato the experimental slab face Improvisation (2008). Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daniel Felipe

Union City, NJ-based creator of the multilined caps typeface Nu Alpha (2012) and the experimental multiline face November (2012). He moved to Orlando, FL, to study at Full Sail University. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daniel H. Evans

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).

Typefaces from 2013: Apocalipsis, Boot Liquor (a western face), Galactica Alphabetz, Clownstruct, Ball Chain (texture face; +Light).

Typefaces from 2014: Sunday Clothes. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daniel Harper

During his studies in Birmingham, UK, in 2012, Daniel Harper created a modular typeface just by using two shapes, an arc and a straight line segment. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daniel Herrera

Artistic director in Madrid. Creator of the experimental skeletal bone font Palabras Muertas (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daniel Justi

Graphic designer in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Daniel Justi graduated in Graphic Design and specialized in Art Direction by Centro Universitário Belas Artes de São Paulo. He currently works as a book cover designer and graphic projects for books and magazines.

His typefaces: Farloni (2013, monospaced, quirky, and inspired by typewriters), Darling (2013, an opentype-programmed informal decorative sans, perhaps for children's books), Arnica (2010, minimalist geometric), Silent Light (2009, monoline sans), Ataxia (2010, a text family that should hold up well in small sizes), Mood Type (a modular type experiment), Jsans (2009, an open sans family), and Jslab (2009, a slab counterpart).

Behance link. MyFonts link. Klingspor link. Cargo Collective link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Daniel Lanzrath

Graphic designer and art director in Daasdorf, Germany, b. 1983. In 2009, he created the geometric experimental face Bauklötze. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daniel Litzow

Miami Beach, FL-based creator of the experimental typeface Schnell Tiger (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daniel Marsh

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]  ⦿

Daniel Reuber

Daniel Reuber (Cologne, Germany) used Impact to design the ornamental caps font Goldsun (2012). His experimental water-inspired typeface H2O (2012) is simply spectacular. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daniel Tomlinson

Student at Southampton Solent University, who lives in Portsmouth, UK. He created the experimental typeface Tube (2012) based on parts of the London subway system map. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daniela Benitez

Daniela Benitez (Bogota, Colombia) created a set of numbers useing a compass and ruler in 2014. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daniela De Vita

During her studies at FADU / UBA in 2012, Buenos Aires-based Danila De Vita created an experimental typeface based on Futura. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daniele Coimbra

While studying in San Roque, Brazil, Daniele Coimbra designed the experimental geometric typeface La Luna (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daniella Martini

Designer in London of the experimental typeface PP Type (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Danielle Duran

Freelance graphic designer in Los Angeles. Behance link. She got a BFA in Graphic Design from California State University of Long Beach (2012).

Creator of Yum (2012, experimental). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Danilo Santili

Brazilian graphic designer. Behance link. Creator of Actiontypes (2011), an experimental metallic linkage face. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daria Kalitskaya

Moscow-based student designer of an untitled modular experimental Latin typeface in 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Darina Lepisova

Prague-based designer of Bubblegum Font (2012, +Outline, Spatial, BigLine, Line, Normal), CEP (2010, an experimental face influenced by in-ear headphones), and Oxalis (2012, highly experimental family).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dario Hofstetter
[Monom]

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Darren McPherson

Designer from Chicago, IL, who is now in New York City. Home page. Creator of the Western face 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).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Darri Ulfsson

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]  ⦿

Dartiailh Anais

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]  ⦿

Darya Fomicheva

Russian designer of some experimental fonts (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daryl Paz

New York City-based graphic designer who created Concept (2012), an extreme contrast headline or poster face. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dath Hugo

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]  ⦿

Dave Elmes

Typographic experimenter in London who made Street View Font (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dave Hänggi

Berlin, Germany-based designer of Satellites (2014, outlined geometric font), Turna Round (2014, a roundish display alphabet), and Living Rooms (2014, an interlocking square-shaped blocky alphabet inspired by floor tiling). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dave Wood

Creator of the paperclip alphabet Bulldog Clip (2008), which is here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

David Anthony

Washington, DC-based graphic designer. He created some experimental custom fonts such as Cuez (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

David Bennewith
[Colophon]

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David Brady

David Brady (The Creative Rebellion, London, UK) is an advertising designer. He created the experimental face Nokia (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

David Bubbins

Joppa, MD-based digital imaging specialist, who created the experimental typeface Stenco (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

David Carabias

Senior designer in Madrid, who created the experimental Simple Lines Font in 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

David Conrad

Student at the University of Wuppertal who made the experimental typeface Schleife (2004). [Google] [More]  ⦿

David Dale

David Dale (Baltimore, MD) created the experimental minimalist typeface Disorient in 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

David Delahunty
[Cooee Design]

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David Delahunty

David Delahunty is convinced beyond a reasonable doubt that code/programming can add a fresh element to design. He used a program to create experimental glyphs in an imaginary alphabet, Alphabreak. David, who lives in Dublin, Ireland, also does some illustration and graphic design work. [Google] [More]  ⦿

David Earls on fonts for TV

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:

  • Avoid fonts with thin horizontal lines - they will flicker like crazy on a television screen due to interlacing.
  • Pick fonts with a large x-height - that will allow you to experiment with smaller sizes but remain readable.
  • (Assuming a nominal resolution of 72pt) Dont use a font smaller than 18pt ever ever, and try and keep to above 21pt as much as possible.
  • Dont use finely seriffed fonts - the serifs will break down on screen unless they're set massive. Slab or wedge serifs are cool though - experiment.
  • For static screens, gaussian blur the end screen by "0.3" in Photoshop: this will help with flickering.
  • Be careful of red type, especially if its highly saturated. View your designs on a television or a broadcast monitor to be sure.
  • This is where people may disagree with me: Be wary of chunky fonts at smaller sizes, they can appear to fill in a little, much like print on newspaper.
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David Graham

During his studies at the University of Southampton, David Graham created the experimental squarish typeface Step (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

David Hubner
[Formlos (was: Folio)]

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David Karlsen

Norwegian graphic designer who made the counterless experimental Point Blob Font (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

David Kuchukhidze

Georgian graphic designer. Behance link. Creator of the Kandinsky or Mondiaan-inspired face Perittography (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

David Mcleod

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

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).

Typefaces from 2012: Thunderdome. [Google] [More]  ⦿

David Ramsay

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.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

David Rosa

Stony Brook, NY-based designer of the experimental typeface Spotlight (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

David Rust
[Optimo]

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David Soto

David Soto (DS Designs, Forest Hills, NY, b. 1986) created Box Bend DS (2009, octagonal face) and Square Nic (2009), an experimental face. [Google] [More]  ⦿

David Waschbüsch

German designer of the experimental modular typeface Konstata (2013).

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

David Youden

Montreal-based graphic designer who created the fancy geometric face Rocko (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Davide Zomer

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]  ⦿

Davin Perry
[Cabbages&Kings]

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dayflash
[Christian Lang]

Christian Lang is a designer from Graz in Austria. He studied Information Design at the University of Applied Sciences in Graz. Home page. In 2010, he went commercial at MyFonts as dayflash. His first faces there were Signque (2010, a monoline geometric sans that uses only lines and pieces of circles), Rotundus, Rotundus Rounded (2010) and Pandtos (2010, elliptical).

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

Debra Adams

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]  ⦿

DeeAit
[Mathias Doblhammer]

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), and Lazy Fox (2009, connected octagonal experiment). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Deliberate Design
[Eric Eaton]

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]  ⦿

demonics

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.

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

Denis Chapon

Creator of the free experimental face Abuela Grillo (2009), and of Denis Handwriting (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Denise Steitz

Student at the University of Wuppertal who made the experimental typeface Cutout (2004). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Deniz Mistepe

Plovdiv, Bulgaria-based creator of the experminental typeface Demist (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dennis Campos

Located both in Venezuela and in Barcelona, this web designer created the ultimate minimalist ultra fat boxy font Black Block Box in 2008. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dennis Moya

Typographer and graphic designer from Geneva. He created Minimalist Type (2011) and The Geometric Type (2012). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Denoel Andre

Denoel Andre, who runs Wanker Studio in Rennes, France, created the wavy typeface Fluide in 2013, and the experimental geometric typeface Fabrik Art in 2014. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Der Graph
[Thomas Helbig]

Thomas Helbig (Der Graph) is a prolific German experimental font designer. His typefaces date from ca. 2009. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Derek Dubler

During his studies in Long Beach, CA, Derek Dubler created the experimental typeface Bomboy (2014), which has circle-encased letters. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Derek Munn

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.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Des Barzey

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]  ⦿

Devin Agar

Santa Monica, CA-based designer of some experimental typefaces. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dhimas Novianto

Surabaya, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1993) of the minimalist experimental typeface Rahasia (2014). Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dialekt Design (was: Robert Beck Design)
[Robert Beck]

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:

  • Learned Behaviour (1996-1997), Manipulator, LaPlaya, 1996, all experimental/exploratory typefaces available from 2Rebels.
  • Table Manners, 1997, PsyOps, 2Rebels, Prototype Experimental Foundry (defunct). Beck: Table Manners was born out of the desire for a highly readable text typeface with a subtle graphic edge that would amplify with size. This otherwise simple and geometric type shows its mischief through devilishly spiked-serifs and unexpected curves.
  • Loop. 1998. The loop typeface is a pure research project designed by Dialekt in order to investigate the development of simple letterforms through rigid, bold geometric structures and rigorous grid systems.
  • RagingBoner, 1999. Custom typeface designed for Burton Snowboards for product packaging and communications materials.
  • Hermetique (2001), designed initially for Cascades Paper's exclusive use on paper sample swatchbooks, soon to be released in modified form as a full family.
  • Private Press, 2001. This typeface was letterpress printed from an original 1858 10-Line woodtype specimen from the Wells, NY type foundry, and then digitzed in ultra high resolution to retain all the character and wear of this aged alphabet. It is available for purchase as a bitmap TIFF image collection only.
  • Asylum, 2005. Asylum is a hand-lettered typeface designed specifically for a snowboard project application for Performance Boardshop in Quebec. It contains 1,313 unique individual glyphs and comes in OpenType format.
  • Blaikie, 2006. Blaikie is a custom commission for Canadian Law Office Heenan Blaikie, a national copyright and patent law office. It was developed for proprietary use in all communications materials, as well as signage and wayfinding needs internally for all offices Canada-wide.
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Diana Kettern

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]  ⦿

Diana Salavisa

Editorial and graphic designer in Lisbon. During a workshop with Rita Dias at Fbaul, she created a font called Tetris (2007). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Didem Ogmen

Graphic designer in Istanbul, who created these typefaces:

  • Bodoni Sans Serif (2013). A beautiful serifless Bodoni.
  • Siamese Webfont (2013). To save space in web pages, a lot of glyph contractions are proposed by Didem.
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Diego Delgado

Diego Delgado is a graphgic designer in Aranda de Dueo, Spain. In 2014, he created an experimental typeface. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Diego Negrete Olmedo
[Pambo]

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Diego Quintana

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 face 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. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Digifonts

Spanish language foundry. Sells 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] [More]  ⦿

Dimitre Lima
[HiType (was: DMTR.ORG)]

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Diogo Pisoeiro

Tomar, Portugal-based designer of the angular face 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 face Omega (2011), and of the very experimental families Xing Xang Xung (2011) and Que (2011). In 2011, he started a commercial foundry.

Typefaces from 2012 include Barceloneta (an alchemic typeface at Ten Dollar Fonts) and Magna (a gorgeous fat didone typeface).

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

Dirk Uhlenbrock
[Eyesaw (was: Fontomas.com, or Signalgrau)]

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Djamel Chabane

Parisian visual communication student who created a couple of beautiful experimental typefaces in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Djordje Cupic

Sombor, Serbia-based designer who has created an experimental font in 2010. Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

dmfstudio
[Robert Perendi]

German studio of Robert Perendi, who designed the free experimental fonts andre-bold, andrefist, andrefistshdw, andre-gestaucht-bold, andre-t-light in 2007. Located in Leipzig. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dmitry Derzhansky

Youngster from Chisinau, Moldova, b. 1988. Creator of the geometric experimental font Circles New (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dom Nokes

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 faces), 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]  ⦿

Domen Fras
[Aparat]

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Domingo Gamonoso

Art director in Tarifa, Spain, b. 1980, who studied at the University of Barcelona. Behance link. Creator of the experimental face Drops (2010), which can be bought at HypeForType. Klingspor link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dominic Gambetta

Dominic Gambetta (Dog Designs, Worcester, UK) created a Circle typeface in 2011. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dominic Le-Hair

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.

Klingspor link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dominik Chrzastkowski

Polish designer in Gdansk who made some experimental typefaces. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dominik Cymer

Polish designer of the optical experimentation font Xuczlam (2000) and of Biasel (2000).

Fontspace link. Fontsnthings link. Old home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Don Zinzell
[Zinzell Design]

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Doogle26

Creator of the experimental face Doogle (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dorothy Stephanie Baniak

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.

In 2012, Dorothy published the fun alchemic family Gelato (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dos BCN
[Jimmie Zu]

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 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).

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

Doug Limin

Doug Limin (Toronto) created the purely geometric typeface Subliminal Design (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Drhaieck

Heidelberg, Germany-based creator of the bespoke geometric experimental face Indyanna (2011) and of Daily Work (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Driv

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]  ⦿

DTM Inc

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 face 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).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

DYYA Fonts
[Adi Dizdarevic]

Adi Dizdarevic (DYYA Fonts) is a graphic designer in Bihac, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Creator of the ultra fat Quincha-look face QUB (2010) and of the experimental scanbat font Bacteria (2012).

In 2013, Ari designed the hipster typeface Mowai, as well as Basit, Flont, QHome, Ubud, Angleline, DYYA, GenDot, Konector, Ahoi, Linen, 99A.

Behance link. Hellofont link. Behance link for DYYA. Klingspor link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

E. Victor-C
[EVCCo]

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e-a-t

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.

Old dead link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Edgar Alejandro Reyes Ramírez

Puebla-based Mexican designer of the liquid face Cell Zero, El Chalán, Morphosys, the experimental face Euphoria and the system font face A6, mentioned here. His faces also include PS BellyBoy, PS Iskra (thin geometric) and PS La Morena. Creator of the free sans face PS Isomatriz (2009). Award winner at Tipos Latinos 2010 for his experimental face Ps Pronts OS29. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Edgar Jeronimo Navarrete Ureña

Originally from Mexico City (b. 1983), Edgar seems to be based in Dubai now. He designed the futuristic face Neutronium (2009). He created the experimental faces Kooler o Normal (2009), Naujoks Love (2009) and Edgarpiramide (2009) and the comic book face Jeronimo Cartoon (2009). Abstractfonts link. Additional link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Edgar Tolentino Otero

Mexican graphic designer whose 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]  ⦿

Edouard Kron

Parisian designer of the circle-based monoline sans Typo Exp (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eduardo Beluco

Sao Paulo-based designer, b. 1985. Creator of the experimental face 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.

Home page. Dafont link. Behance link. Hellofont link (for buying his fonts). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eduardo Camacho

London-based designer of XYZ (2012), an experimental modular typeface. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eduardo Lourenco

Loctaed in Criciuma, Brazil, Eduardo Lourenco created a multixcolored puzzle font called Tetris (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eduardo Montoya Flores

Los Mochis, Mexico-based designer of the octagonal stencil typeface Unlimited (2013) and of QR Type (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eduardo Rodríguez Tunni

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:

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Eelee Design
[Lee Mullen]

Designer in Newcastle, UK. Creator of the beautiful mechanical / octagonal typeface Ball Breaker (2012) and of the free experimental typeface Brailler (2012).

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

Effek-Tive
[Greig Anderson]

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]  ⦿

Eivind Nilsen

His student project at the Kunsthøgskolen in Bergen, Norway, has two experimental fonts, AKA the Bomber and AKA the Artist, both finished in 2006. See here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ekaterina Vinogradova

Moscow-based designer of a number of experimental Latin or Cyrillic typefaces in 2014. These include Kukuruza (pixel font), and Wardrobe. [Google] [More]  ⦿

El Tipo

Spanish typographic experiment mag run by José Gil-Nogués Villén (b. 1971, Valencia) out of Oviedo, Asturias. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Electric Keet

Designer at FontStruct in 2008 of the experimental fonts E-Keet Paragon Black, E-Keet Morese Flat, E-Keet Beans, and E-Keet Altaica. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Elena Schaedel

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.

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

Elias Maroso

Creator of the experimental techno typeface Recombinante (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Elise Bowen

Designer in Salt Lake City, UT. At the University of Utah, she created an unnamed grid-based typeface. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Elizabeth Houtz

Student at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in Denver, CO. In 2012, she created Experimental Tape Type. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Elizabeth Reeves

Boulder, CO-based designer of the experimental geometric typeface Cryptocode (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Elliott Burford

Multidisciplinary designer, b. Melbourne, Australia, 1984. Currently working at R/GA, New York. Creator of the experimental dot-to-dot typeface Freckles (2012).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Els Bauwelinck

Designer at Typolis in Antwerpen, Belgium, where she designed the experimental pixel font Metric, and the font Metround. She lives in Temse. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Els Leclercq

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]  ⦿

Elysia Berman

Art director living in Williamsburg, VA, who studied at the Pratt Institute and the School of Visual Arts in New York. Creator of the experimental typeface Incognita (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Emelie Dahl

Illustrator in Karlskrona, Sweden. During her studies, she designed a stylish experimental circle-based alphabet (2014) and a minimalist typeface called 11/3 (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Emi Chen

Nanking, China-based graphic designer and illustrator. Creator of some experimental typefaces/posters. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Emil Juul

During his graphic design studies in Haderslev, Denmark, Emil Juul created the monoline display typeface Acacia (2012).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Emilia Fiedorowicz

Polish graphic designer who created the octagonal experimental font Waniliowa. She also did the circular arc font Papaya (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Emilie Rinna

French art student who created the electric circuit-themed font Saccade (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Emily Chan

Buffalo, NY-based designer, who created the experimental typeface Lines (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Emily Darnell

Designer and illustrator at YouWorkForThem in Minneapolis, MN. Her typefaces, made ca. 2008, include Polygons, Speakeasy (handwriting), and Adelaide (script).

Klingspor link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Emily K. Moore

Emily Moore (Rochester, NY) created an experimental shadow caps face called Houdin (2012), based on Avenir.

During a type design class of Kris Holmes, Emily Moore (Rochester, NY) designed Sanscery (2013), a calligraphic sans. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Emma Cameron

Emma Cameron (Ensign Design, New Zealand) modified a didone typeface by adding triangles to stems in her experimental typeface Pleiade (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Emma Hovel

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 triangularization of the outlines of letters. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Emma Julie Jensen

Norwegian design student at JCU, Townsville, Australi. She created an experimental typeface in 2010. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Emma Philip

Cape Town, South Africa-based designer of an interactive 3d font called On The House (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Emma Richards

Emma Richards (London, UK) is a graphic designer who experimented with two sahpes and created an entire alphabet with it in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Emma Rigoli

During her graphic design studies at ESAAB Nevers, Emma Rigoli (Clermont-Ferrand, France) designed the purely geometric typeface Hommage a Fanette Mellier (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Emma Rousseau

Parisian illustrator and art director. She created some experimental typefaces in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Emo Risaliti

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 face 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]  ⦿

Enci Bognar

Enci Bognar (Budapest) is working on a hexagonal typeface called To Bee Cafe (sic) (2013). Steam Font (2013) is an experimental typeface. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Engineering Geometry Systems

Creator of Machine Tool Grenadier (1997), an art deco style experimental face. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eniko Deri

Based in Budapest, Eniko Deri has created several experimental typefaces in 2014, mixing geometrical concepts into the shapes of the glyphs. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Enikö Déri

Budapest-based designer of the experimental number font Just Numbers (2012).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Enrico Bevere

San Benedetto del Tronto, Italy-based graphic designer. Behance link.

Creator of an experimental faces Jellymorph (2012) and No IS (2011), which use the Perlin random number generator and trigonometric functions to create glyph outlines. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Enrique Ollervides

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 face Mutis, Polilla, Suave, Tabique, Taka San, Urbe, the experimental face HH Pólvora (2006), the hookish Acerina and the blocky Bloke, shown at Tiypo.

Enrique spoke at ATypI 2009 in Mexico City.

T-26 link. MyFonts link. Dafont link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Enrique Ollervides Uribe
[Hula Hula]

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ENSAD

This is a gallery and a discussion of the fonts created by the students at ENSAD since 1997. A partial list:

  • Bitmap (2003): a pixel face by Isabelle Guizard, Vladimir Mavounia Kouka, Grégoire Pierre, Gaëlle Richard.
  • Caffeine (2003): an experimental face by Benjamin Raimbault, Eric Bricka, Stéphane Elbaz.
  • Zinzolin (2003), a stencil face by Brieuc Dupont, Zai Jia Huang, William Hessel, and Cyril Dejenken.
  • Cooker Black (2004): a take on Cooper Black, by Isabelle Guizard, Adrien Portehaut, Grégoire Pierre, Zai Jia Huang, Brieuc Dupont, Odile Delaporte, Boris Petrovitch-Njegosh, Vladimir Mavounia Kouka, William Hessel, Eric Bricka, Stéphane Elbaz, Gaëlle Richard
  • Bertrand (2003): A typeface by Grégory Bantzé, Étienne Chaillou, Vincent Défossé, Anne Denastas, Marielle Durand, Alicia Garcia Garcia, Anja Linke and Gabriel Pistre, based on work at the Fonderie bertrand in the late 19th century.
  • Rosart (2002): A font by Aiko Oshima, Vincent Ciccone, Franck Kauffman and Delphine Cordier, based on lettering by the famous 18-th century Belgian typographer.
  • Scripte (2002): By Sarah Fouquet, based on her own handwriting.
  • Cargoth (2001): By Amélie Boutry.
  • Jannet (2001): By Sandrine Auvray, Julia Cochonet, Sarah Fouquet, Boris Igelman, Jérôme Vogel, Yu Sou Yeon, based on Jannet's garalde revivals, ca. 1860.
  • Recréation (2000): A Garamond face recreated by Amélié Boutry, Germain Caminade, Laurence Cordellier, Boroka Gergely, Paule Palacios Dalens, Gilles Vacheret.
  • Poinçons (1999): Based on a Fournier font, implemented at ENSAD by Caroline Laguerre, Virginie Aiguillon, Maureen Valfort, Johanne Blain, Pierre Schnebelen, Cédric Murac, Alexandre Le Saulnier de Saint Jouan, Laurent Mészaros, Thibault Laurent.
  • Métis (1998): By Anne-Mari Ahonen, Dorothé Billard, Yolanda Gil, Maria Körkel, Isabelle Maugin, Juliette Poirot, Jennifer Ward.
This is a successor of the Collectif ENSAD, which was energized by Jennifer Ward, Maria Körkel, Dorothée Billard, Isabelle Maugin, Anne-Mari Ahonen, Natalia Suarez, Yolanda Gil and Juliette Poirot. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eoin O Connor

Graphic designer from Dublin. He made the experimental Little&Large Font (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Equality Sans

A free vector format typeface designed in 2013 by Caprice Yu and Steve Peck in the fight for equal marriage rights. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eric Eaton
[Deliberate Design]

[More]  ⦿

Eric Ellis
[widmest.org]

[More]  ⦿

Eric Schmitt
[RichyType]

[More]  ⦿

Eric Stafford

From the University of Delaware, Eric Stafford designed a broken experimental typeface and Mushu (a flowing script face), both in 2010. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eric T. Iverson

Designer at the Futurex Project of Futurex Phat (2000). Working on Egyptoid and the gorgeous experimental font Ascii. Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Erik Erdokozi

Timisoara, Romania-based graphic designer. Behance link. He made the high-contrast display face Bloob (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Erik Marinovich

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

Erik van Blokland
[LettError]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Erin Kinnane

Designer in 2012 of the experimental typefaces Dots, Geo, Hair and Shapes. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Erin Myers

Detroit, MI-based designer of the experimental multilayered typeface Lightyear (2012). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Erin Redfield

During her communication design studies in Buffalo, NY, Erin Redfield created the experimental typeface Cable (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

ESAL: Ecole Supérieure d'Art de Lorraine

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. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Esteban Munoz

Designer of the experimental face Fabianestem (2005). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Estefania Palacios

During her graphic design studies in Barcelona in 2014, Estefania Palacios created the interesting modular display typeface Wooblo (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Estranho Tipo (was: Adreson 74)
[Adreson Vilson Vita de Sá]

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-?).

Alternate URL. Dafont link. Blog. Alternate URL. Blog (in Portuguese). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Estudio Manifiesto Futura SA de CV

Mexican design studio in Monterrey. In 2010, they created an experimental futuristic typeface called Polar. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Estudio Mariscal
[Javier Mariscal]

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]  ⦿

Etcetera

Sicilian studio in Catania. Behance link. The purely experimental face Catania (2011) is meant to be readable no matter in which direction the paper is held. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eugene Tan Ze Wei

Freelance designer in Singapore, who created the experimental Grid Type in 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

EunJee Kim

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]  ⦿

Eunjee Kim

Graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design in 2012, who works in New York City. Creator of Experimental Typeface 01 and 02 (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eurekaville
[Kristian Walker]

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]  ⦿

EVCCo
[E. Victor-C]

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]  ⦿

Eve Kuypers

Designer at Typolis in Antwerpen, Belgium, where she designed the hookish experimental font Naeve Groovy. Eve lives in Pulle. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Evelien Veltjen

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]  ⦿

Evgeny Tkhorzhevsky
[Robot Smith]

Based in Vladivostok, calligrapher Evgeny Tkhorzhevsky 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 typeface Suzee FY (Fontyou).

Another alias is Robot Smith.

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

Evi Leuridan

Designer at Typolis in Antwerpen, Belgium, where she designed the experimental font Roller. Evi lives in Gistel. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Evolutionzone
[Marius Watz]

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]  ⦿

Exopanda

Creator of the experimental geometric typeface Exoziti (2012, FontStruct). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eyesaw (was: Fontomas.com, or Signalgrau)
[Dirk Uhlenbrock]

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.

At Fountain, he designed Robotron and Super and Girl (2003, a Bauhaus experiment).

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.

Dafont link. Old URL. Another old URL. Alternate URL. FontShop link. Klingspor link. Fontspace link. Fountain Type link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

F25 Digital Typeface Design
[Volker Busse]

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).

Klingspor link. Dafont link. Abstract Fonts link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fabian de Lange

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).

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

Fabian Pfeifhofer
[Protofonts (and Loosy Design)]

[More]  ⦿

Fabian Widmer
[Letterwerk]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Fabien Gailleul

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 codesigned Seawave FY.

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

Fabien Roché

Lille, France-based designer of the modular typeface family La Croisette (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fabiene Plangger

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).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fabio Lopez

Rio-based designer of the text face Colonia (1999-2004), and of the experimental face Ryad. Graphic designer. Co-founder of the group Fontes Carambola. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fabrika de typos
[Marcio Hirosse]

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 (2007), PLEASURES-DEMO-VERSION (2007), Querencia-Army-DEMO-VERSION (2007), TETARIA (2007), FDT Sodomy (2008, blackletter), FDT Carreto (2008), all freely downloadable.

Commercial faces: 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.

Creations in 2012: Big Pig, Suicidal Tendencies.

Dafont link. Yet another URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Face 2 Face (or: F2F)
[Alexander Branczyk]

Polish designer Alexander Branczyk, b. 1959, (Frankfurt, Germany) 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, BurnoutChaos, Frontpage, MonakoStoned, Entebbe, 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. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Face Type
[Marcus Sterz]

Austrian foundry located in Vienna, est. in 2008 by Marcus Sterz (b. 1971) and Andrej Waldegg. MyFonts link. Unless exlicitly mentioned, all typefaces are by Marcus Sterz. You Work For Them link.

  • Adria Grotesk (2013). This was followed by Adria Slab (2014).
  • Aldrans (2009, minimal sans).
  • Anymals (2008) is one of my favorites: it has dingbats of imaginary undersea monsters.
  • Asimov (2009). What is this?
  • Baustelle Thin (2009, hairline sans).
  • Bikra (2010, Plain and Stencil).
  • Blitzplakat (2009). A poster face, white on black.
  • Darjeeling (2010) is a display family inspired by both Optima and Bodoni.
  • Doll (2008), Dollbats (2008).
  • Flint (2008). A hand-drawn squarish face.
  • Gerber (2009, pixel face).
  • Grafinc (2009). An ultra fat art deco. See also Grafinc Rounded.
  • Hausbau (2009, experimental).
  • Idrans Medium (2010). A poster face.
  • With Georg Herold-Wildfellner, he created the Victorian family Ivory in 2009.
  • Letterpress (2009) is an experimental grungy family in which he mixes glyphs of three classics, Jakob Erbar's Phosphor (Ludwig&Mayer Foundry, ca. 1923), Aurora (1912, Johannes Wagner Foundry) and Permanent Headline or simply Headline (Karlgeorg Hoefer).
  • Lignette Script (2011) is an extensive loopy monoline script font.
  • Loki (2009). A decorative pixel family.
  • The Marlowe family (2010) is pure art deco elegance---a play on geometric forms and elegance. Subfamilies include Marlowe Cocktail and Marlowe Swirl.
  • Moki (2011).
  • Motto (2009). An art deco face in the style of the Italian Futurismo of the 1920s, designed for using with two colors.
  • Mouse (2008-2009, pixel), Mousedings (2008).
  • Notdef (2009). A strange experiment.
  • The handwriting face Palma (2008).
  • Pinback (2009, techno).
  • Scrap Outline (2008).
  • Slug (2009). A geometric face made for bicoloring.
  • Status (2009, super fat art deco).
  • Strangelove Next (2010). This beautiful typeface was inspired by Stanley Kubrick's movie Dr. Strangelove. The original titles where designed by Pablo Ferro, who is one of the most acclaimed film title designers, especially famous for his hand-drawn lettering. Dr. Strangelove is a hairline face.
  • Substance (2013). A sans family.
  • Wenzel (2009). Handprinted.

Facetype's typeface library. See also here. View Marcus Sterz's typefaces.

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

Facundo Beccaglia

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]  ⦿

Fadhil Ismail

Singapore-based designer of an experimental geometric alphabet in 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fake I.D.
[Joshua Trees]

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
[Akihiro Oya]

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").

Dafont link. Fontspace link. Abstract Fonts link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Famished.org
[John Baichtal]

John Baichtal (Famished.org) is the designer (b. 1971) of the art deco face 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 face 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 face 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]  ⦿

Fancy Graphic
[Keita Soejima]

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]  ⦿

Fanette Mellier

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]  ⦿

Fanette Mellier

French designer of a very creative rhombic multicolor layered font system called Circus. The picture below is taken from the thesis of Thomas L'Excellent. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fatima Verissimo

London-based graphic designer who created Nailed (2011, experimental). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Federico Galvani
[Happycentro]

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Federico Telleria

Castelar, Argentina-based graphic designer who created some pictograms and the experimental typeface Mai (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Felipe Giglio

Felipe Giglio "Feijao" (Sao Paulo, Brazil) created a few unnamed experimental typefaces in 2013. Cargo Collective link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Felipe Memória

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]  ⦿

Felipe Rodriguez

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).

Carlos (2012) is a chiseled face. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Felipe Ronquillo

Creator of these experimental typefaces: Block&Middle Line (2011), Regulus Cubiculus (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Felix Aaron Hülpüsch

Designer from Berlin who designed an experimental typeface in 2011. In 2012, he created Hülpman (an informal typeface). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Felix Braden
[floodfonts]

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FELTRON
[Nicholas Felton]

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 face Shipflat (2004, T-26), which won an award at the TDC2 2005 type competition.

Klingspor link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ferdinand Stephane-Coldefy

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 decoarte walls of buildings, both indoors and outdors. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fermin Guerrero

Born in Carmelo, Colonia, Uruguay in 1983, and presently based in Geneva, Switzerland, where he studies Visual Communication at the Haute Ecole d'Art et de Design, this graphic designer created the counterless geometric face Circ (2011), and the triangulated experimental face 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).

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

Fernando Amengual

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
[Fernando Forero Foundry]

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Fernando Forero Foundry
[Fernando Forero]

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 (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 face0, 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.

Devian tart link. Behance link. Another Behance link. Klingspor link. Old URL. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Fernando Rangel

Graduate of IED Barcelona. Barcelona-based designer of the free striped op-art typeface NaNo (2014) and the hyper-experimental Triangle (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fernando Volken Togni

Talented Brazilian illustrator. Creator at Unique Types of the free experimental face Yezza (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fictilia
[Anderson Maschio]

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 face with stretched out connected letters).

Check also his gorgeous art work based on Chumbitos. Alternate URL. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Figure Studio
[Jeremy Hally]

Figure Studio is the showcase of designer Jeremy Hally in Quebec. He made some experimental typefaces in 2010. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Filipe Ferreira

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

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

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

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Filiz Sahin

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).

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

Finn Sködt
[Ultramarin]

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Fitzbund

Designer at FontStruct in 2008 of the experimental face NEZ-1. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fizzyt

FontStructor who made the experimental faces Crossings and Clab in 2011. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Flat-It
[Ryoichi Tsunekawa]

Japanese foundry in Nagoya that offers these free and commercial Latin fonts made by Ryoichi Tsunekawa, who also runs Bagel & Co, Dharma Type, HolidayType and Prop-A-Ganda. Most of his work was done at Flat-It. His typefaces:

  • 2014: Pero (condensed rounded organic sans), Kiro (minimalist organic sans), Graphie (modern geometric sans), Compasse (semi-condensed sans), Como (rounded sans).
  • 2013: Spoon (organic, rounded, monoline sans family), Antoinette Monogrammes (based on early 1900s embroideries by Janon Co; with frames), Clonoid (a sci-fi family that pays tribute to arcade game logos in 80s and 90s), All Round Gothic Demi (a sans based on perfect circles),Griffon (copperplate titling face), Antique Spenserian (based on Spencerian Script by Mackellar, Smiths and Jordan).
  • 2012: Geom Graphic (a retro sci-fi family that can be considered as a squarish version of Eurostile), Sheepman (modular), House of Cards, Space Colony (a lovely monoline futuristic techno family), Rama Slab (an antiqued wood-style slab serif), Rama Gothic. An antiqued sans serif family that recalls the wood type era), Diamond Ring (an art deco typeface inspired by Japanese cosmetics-packaging designs and posters from the late 19th and early 20th centuries), Controller (techno meets organic in this rounded squaris sans family), Revolution Gothic (an extended version of PAG Revolucion), 2008, which was inspired by retro propaganda posters and wallpainting in Cuba from the 60s to 80s; Revolution Gothic P followed in 2014), Diamond Ring (art deco).
  • 2011: Yummo (monoline organic sans), Sheepman (based on the wood type No. 506 of William Page), Onick (2011, an art deco neojaponist fat display face done for Wordshape), Shiva (2011, hairline sans), Mocha Mattari (2011, grunge), Dharma Slab (2011, inspired by 1800s-style wood type), Dharma Gothic (2011, +P), Rama Gothic (2011, also inspired by 1800s-style wood type), Dimensions (2011, squarish), Design System (2011, a large family based on 70s style techno faces), Speedometer (2011, condensed piano key face).
  • 2010: Stereo Gothic (2010: an extended all caps slightly techno sans family), Behrensmeyer Vigesimals (2010, a pixel format connected script), Civilite Vigesimals (2010, pixelized Civilite), Flat10 Arts and Crafts (2010), Flat20 Hippies, Flat10 Segments (2010), Flat10 Antique (2010), Flat20 Gothic (2010), Flat20 Streamer (2009, pixelized ribbon font), Flat10 Fraktur, Flat10 holy, Flat10 Holly, Flat10 Stencil, Flat20 Headline, Flat10 Artdeco, Word From Radio (2008-2010). Cigarette (2007, Bauhaus/Peignot-style type family).
  • 2009: African Elephant Trunk (2009), Concrete Script, Concrete Stencil (2009, a stencil calligraphic script), Perfect Magic (2009), HT Maison (2009, signage face), HT Farmacia (2009, connected school script), HT Espresso (2008, upright script), HT Cartoleria (2008, connected script), HT Cafe (2009), Sneaker Script (2009).
  • 2007-2008: Bistro Mono (2007, an awkward monoline face), Thousands (2007), Balaghat (2008), Garash Script (2008, a Halloween face), Woodstamp (2008), Banana (2008, brush script), Rebel Train Goes (2008, a piano key font), Rouge (2007, an elegant lipstick-on-the-bathroom-mirror pair of faces), Yasashii (2007, a great geometric art deco Broadway-style family), Lily Wang (2006, calligraphic script), Nothing (2007), Garash (2007, Arabic simulation), Moon Star Soul (2007, Western saloon font), Grandes Vacances (+ Une, Deux) (2007), Pansy Bo (2006, calligraphic), Dremie (2007, an art deco headline face with Open and Fill weights), Grandes Vacances (2007, based on 19th century billboard letters), Xesy (2007, a fantastic "ronde" high-contrast upright connected script), Deluta Black (2007, a soft blackletter), Cotoris (2007, a 4-style family that takes inspiration from Koch Antiqua and the art nouveau movement).
  • 2006: Daisy Lau (2006, calligraphic), Agedage Luxeuil (2006, based on a monasteric script from the 8th century), Agedage Cancellaresca, Agedage Beneventan, Agedage Simple Versal (2006, Lombardic caps simplified), Amsterdam Modern (2006, art nouveau influences), Flat10 [Holly, Holy, Stencil, Fraktur] (2006, a set of pixel faces), Machiarge (2006, a heavy connected brushed signage script), Chic Hand (2006, connected script), Double Dagger (2006, geometric stencil family), Fault (2006, an art deco striped lettering face), Killernuts (2006, headline serif face with brush stroke endings), Underconstructionism! (2006, a rectangular look family with associated dingbats), Machia (2006, decorative script), Kiwi (geometric hairline), Bagel (roundish comic book face), Jaguarundi (2006, distressed), Boycott (2006, distressed), Tokyotrail (2006, futuristic techno family), 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 (redesigned in 2011 as the ulta-narrow Dimensions), Boycott (grunge), Built-1970, Bunyan, Busted, Camera (2007), Canstop, Chiangmai (Thai simulation face), DBLline, Dijkstra, Dutchstyle, Fling, Graphite, Harcomaso, Hiexplosive, Hitech, Honeycomb, Junkmix, Kanatypo, KemikalHi, Machia (2006, a calligraphic family), 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 (grunge), Pusab (2006, ultra round; one free weight), Sushitaro, Typewrong, Celtics Modern (2006, a Celtic family of fonts). At T-26, he published CRZ (2006), Guppy, Ohana (2006, octagonal), Picnica (2006), and Wearetrippin.

MyFonts link. Fontsquirrel link for their free fonts such as Bebas (2005, industrial sans), Boycott, Gesso, and Pusab.

YWFT link. Bagel & Co. link. Klingspor link. Dafont link. Dafont link.

Interview.

View Ryoichi Tsunekawa's typefaces. Kernest link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

floodfonts
[Felix Braden]

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.

His free fonts at Floodfonts include 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).

Peter Hoffmann designed Alita (2001) and Lacuna (2001).

Commercial fonts at Fountain: Grimoire, Sadness (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 Volcano, he made the rounded display face Bikini (2010).

At Fountain, he published the geometric monoline sans face Capri Pro (2011, related to both Futura and Avant Garde).

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.

Other free fonts: Coraline (2012), Sonar Script (2013), Rollmops (2013).

At FontShop, he published FF Scuba (2012), as an offline companion to Verdana.

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]  ⦿

Flora Palhegyi

Graphic designer in Sopron, Hungary. She made the modular experimental face Pixels (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Florian Bambhout
[Bamboo Types]

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Florian Dudouit

French art director, graphic and type designer, and illustrator who lives in Rambouillet. His typefaces include the refined multilined bling face Epok (2008), a paper fold typeface called Happy Line, a geometric alphabet called Typ_O, and a type poster called Numbers. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Flyer's Feeling
[Izumi Najamura]

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]  ⦿

Font Nest

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 face 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]  ⦿

Font Soup
[Phil Kiel]

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]  ⦿

Fontan2.com
[Ivan Hristov]

Interesting geometric and experimental typefaces by Ivan Hristov in Bulgaria:

Behance link, where one can find tens of beautiful logotypes as well. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

FONTana Typestudio
[Amondo Szegi]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Typefaces from 2014: Iseum, Pix Gotisch.

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

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

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

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

FontArte (was: Magdart Fonts)
[Artur Frankowski]

FontArte (est. 2004; ex: Magdart Fonts) is Artur Frankowski's foundry in Warsaw, launched in cooperation with Magdalena Frankowska. Frankowski is a Polish designer (b. 1965, Zamosciu) of a character in the September 11 charity font done for FontAid II. He currently teaches typography at the Technical University of Warsaw. In 2004 he finished his PhD thesis on legibility of type on cartographic maps. 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. 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. MyFonts link. Author of several typefaces:

  • From the Magdart era: MF Ala i As, MF Norma 1 i 2, MF Trond, MF Multi Putli, MF Plazma, MF Towarowy, MF FCR, MF Proteza, MF Strzeminski.
  • FA Berlewi (2006): a stencil face based on poster lettering from 1924 by Henryk Berlewi. Together with Magdalena Frankowska, he wrote a book called Berlewi (2010). Henryk Berlewi was a Polish pioneer of typography and design.
  • FA Cindy (2002): shoe dingbats by Magdalena Frankowska.
  • FA Desiconz (2005): dingbats by Magdalena Frankowska.
  • FA Dropsy (2000)
  • Grotesk Polski FA (1996-2006): inspired by the first Polish typeface design - Antykwa Poltawskiego. Has sans weights, and one stencil style.
  • FA Domestic Godess (2005): domestic dingbats by Magdalena Frankowska.
  • FA Julian (2003): avant garde ransom face, based on Wladyslaw Strzeminski's lettering in the 1930 publication "Z Ponad".
  • FA Karaker: medieval script based on a scan.
  • FA Komunikat (2004): almost unreadable, an experiment in minimalism, inspired by Wladyslaw Strzeminski (1932).
  • FA Modernista (2004): grungy sans based on Baccarat, an early 20th century face by the Polish foundry Jan Id'zkowski.
  • FA Norma (2000): destructionist.
  • Ozdoby Gardowskiego (2004): ornaments based designs by Ludwik Gardowski (1923).
  • FA Praesens (2004): great avant garde display face.
  • FA Prototyp (2007): minimalist unicase.
  • FA Relief (2006): pixelish.
  • FA Supersam (2003): dot matrix style.
  • FA Szczuka (2000): avant garde poster display face based on pixel type.
  • FA Zero One (2007): experimental pixel style type family.
[Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Fontbistro
[Oszkár Boskovitz]

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 face based on a face 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
[Svetoslav Simov]

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. Behance link. Dafont link. Typegoodness link. YWFT link.

  • Typefaces from 2008: Cubic (3d face), Clou (cloud-like letters), Colo (double-lined and geometric), Snail, Blou (very thick and counterless letters).
  • Typefaces from 2009: United Sans (sans family), Uni Sans (another (the same?) sans family), Kare (psychedelic), File (fat face), Zag (7-style monoline sans with tear drop terminals; it include Zag Drps and Zag Deco), Clou (cloudy letters), Facet (Black and Ultra: paper fold faces), Noveu (psychedelic, art nouveau), Pastel (brush face), Rolka (round ultra-fat and curly lettering), Val (rounded fat), Kvant (severe and octagonal), Duplex (fat techno), Avatar (ultra fat black), Dovde (bubbly, co-designed by Maria Karkova), LOT (fat art deco), MOD (ultra-fat), Oval (rounded sans), Quad (octagonal outline), Portal Strips and Portal Black (hyper-experimental geometric faces), Prisma (more ultra-fat experimentation) and Wigan (Wigan Thin and Bold of this paperclip typeface appeared in 2014).
  • Creations in 2010: Hero (free sans family), Null (ultra fat, free), Aston (a modern high-contrast rounded display face), DAN (free piano key font; Dan Pro is not free though), Solomon (headline sans family) [Images of Solomon: i, ii, iii, iv, v, vi, vii, viii], Dox (ultra fat geometric poster face), Sudoku (a geometric display family with several biline and triline styles, done with Fontan2), VAL Stencil (a stencil in which repeating letters makes them tilt the other way; free), Code (2010, a fantastic monoline sans family; images: i, ii, iii, iv, v), Dekar (techno), Clipdings Web, Clipdings Travel, Clipdings Graphic Arts, Babydings, Artdings, Reader (Light, Bold: avant garde sans), SAF2010 (comic book/signage: well, Jan Erasms, the designer in 2006 of Menyaka for FIFA WC 2010 is not happy, calling SAF a blatant imitation), Age Free (free fat organic face), GOTA (a free fat finger sans face).
  • Typefaces from 2011: Gabriel Sans (grotesk family), La Boheme (signage face), Qero Mite (an organic monoline sans), Code Pro (caps only clean sans headline family), Solomon Sans (a headline monoline sans family).
  • Typefaces made in 2012: Nexa (a geometric sans in 16 styles), Nexa, Rex (free octagonal family for Latin and Cyrillic), Hagin (free), Intro (26-style superfamily) and Intro Inline (free Futura-style family for Latin and Cyrillic). Intro Condensed was created in 2014.
  • Typefaces from 2013: Nexa Slab, Nexa Slab XBold, Nexa Slab Bold, Nexa Slab Book, Nexa Slab Light. [Recognize the typeface by the a and the g (an 8 with a small piece missing).

View Fontfabric's typefaces.

Klingspor link. Dafont link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

FontGroup
[Michael Hernan]

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. His old site, sitehernan, has not been updated in many years. The typefaces now shown at FontGroup (without downloads): 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 face based on a design by Paul Rand), Astra (1996, after a 1973 Letraset face 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]  ⦿

fontgrube

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]  ⦿

Fontmunkások
[Gábor Kóthay]

Gábor Kóthay (Fontmunkások) is a Hungarian type designer (b. 1962) who lives in Szeged. Gábor Kóthay's fonts include:

  • At T-26: Alphabet2, Alphabet4, Archetype, Axis No 1, Bacchus, and Tyrnavia in 2000, and the Roman inscription inspired family Minerva Modern, Minerva Display (a Roman family) in 2002. Also, Betabet sans, Betabet web, Gnosis (hairline italic), Oceanus (2004, hairline sans), Pelso (2004, hairline), Laureate (2004, hairline art deco), Picaresque (2004, irregular handwriting).
  • At FONTana: LaDanse, Y2K, Domino, QwertyRegular and Luxury, all in 1999-2000.
  • At P22: Driade (2005, Regular, Linea and Aged: calligraphic futuristic experiments), Zephyr (2001, curly; +Open Face), Schwarzkopf (2003, a Schwabacher face), La Danse (2001), Ambient (2001), the Schwabacher Fraktur font SchwarzKopf (2002), Caffe (2009: originally designed for the Artz Gallery Cafe in Budapest Hungary. The design is a contemporary handwriting style adapted from examples in lettering exercise books. It has been redrawn and expanded into six styles. The four weights were created by drawing the style using different mediums: Cappuccino in pen, Pastry in felt-tip, Lemonade in brush and Tobacco, the original, in pencil, and Poster and Poster Inline are additional styles).
  • At PsyOps: the formal script Anglia (2001), Berill (2001), SchwarzKopf (2002, Fraktur) and Plexo (2001).
  • At Job Art Studio (his own studio in Szeged, which he founded): Cats (free dingbats), Disasters (dingbats), Bubble (comic book font), 103 kék.
  • At Fountain: Zanzibar (2003, nice script face), Incognito (2007, a typical old map typeface), Dessau (2007-2008, a collection of eleven Bauhaus and Bauhaus stencil styles).
  • At Fontana: Zodiac, Tisza (2001-2007), a sans family. And Kinesis (2003), a sans face based on geometrically precise instructions.
  • At Cinqueterre Type Foundry: Eva (wedge serif; sample, another sample).
  • At Fontmunkások: Birdland (1999-2002), a minimalist face; Asphalt and Asphalt Signs (1996-2000), a slightly grungy set of fonts; Arcade (1999); Adagietto (2000); Flyer and Flyer Fossil (2002), a curly family.
  • Custom faces: Aqua Futurist (2008): a hairline unicase sans family with uncial influences. It is unclear if he had a hand in the typography of stockings, which I found on his site.
Blog.

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

Fontopo
[Yoshihisa Nakai]

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.

Old URL. Dafont link. Another link. Link at Typingart. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fontscafe (was: Fonts-Lab)

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 faces), Hand Shop Typography C30, and many more in the Hand Shop Typography pack, including the frame font Hand Shop Elements.

In 2014, we find My Valentines Love (heart dingbat font) and Bold Pressing (vintage letterpress typeface family, with ornaments).

Fontspace link. Dafont link. Abstractfonts link. Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

fonts.info
[Ralf Hermann]

Ralf Hermann (Jena, Germany) is the designer of Agendia (2002), a free experimental Antiqua-Schrift (see also here), and Logotypia (2003, a face for logotype applications). Moderator of the typografie.info type forum (in German). Author of Index Schrift (2003). In 2004, he set up fonts.info to sell his fonts. Schriftgestaltung.de is a web site he runs with Georg Seifert. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

For Home or Office Use
[Wolfgang Breuer]

"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]  ⦿

Formlos (was: Folio)
[David Hubner]

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

  • Ventisei (2008, a unicase futuristic sans). Free download.
  • Formlos Organik (2002), an experimental techno face.
  • Formlos Requii (2003), an artsy concoction.
  • Blockrockin (coming soon).
  • Fertigbauhaus (Volcano Type, free).
  • FormloSerif and FormloSans (2002). FormloSerif is a commercial serif pixel/screen font.
  • 4our (2002, pixel face).
  • BlockRockin.
  • RoundABong.
  • Formlos Handsomeone, a scribbly script.
  • FormlosMenee, a pixel face.
  • Formlos Neonua (2008), an elegant fashionista.
  • Formlos_PlayR (2004), an experimental headline face. Commercial.
  • Formlos Pimp (2004), an experimental ultra fat geometric face.
  • Formlos PxlSans and PxlSerif, pixel faces.
  • Flittchen (2013). A blackletter typeface inspired by fishnet stockings.

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]  ⦿

Fran Wilks

Creator of experimental typefaces in 2012: Rorschach (symmetric ink blots), SAL, Circular, ST. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Francesco Murru

Münster, Germany-based designer of the hexagonal experimental typeface Serendipity (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Francesco Zorzi

Florence, Italy-based illustrator. Codesigner with Lorella Pierdicca in 2014 of Ovo, 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 Anguís

Spanish designer who created the free experimental face Legotype in 2008 for Neo2, a Spanish magazine. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Francisco Castro Miranda
[Curious Flux]

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Francisco Gigena

Buenos Aires-based graphic designer who dipped his toes in some modular experimental type projects in 2010. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Franco Lancio

Italian designer of the experimental typeface Autovelox (2007). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Franco Monti

Argentinian designer of the experimental typeface Quadra. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Frank Adebiaye
[Velvetyne Type Foundry (or: VTF)]

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Frank Baranowski
[Transkrypt]

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Franklin Veiga

Vancouver-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. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Franziska Stetter

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 face inspired by the magazine Bomb), Insect Font (2007, experimental) and Never Sleep (2009, an angular font). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Frazer Sparham

Leeds, UK-based designer of an experimental neon alphabet (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Frédéric Tracer

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]  ⦿

Frederik De Bleser

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. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fridayfonts
[Pascal Glissmann]

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

  • Yee Ting Cherry Chan: BambooConstruction.
  • Cherry and Liu Sze Wai: Cherrybomb.
  • Chan Ying: ChineseRadicals.
  • Yuki Leung Tsz Ning: ConstructionWithShadow.
  • Stephanie Ka Ying Lai: Crozline.
  • Cynthia Chan: Cubism.
  • Susie Law Wai Shan: ImbalanceSur.
  • by unknown: Impression
  • Siu Chi Ming and Eason: LightInk.
  • Siu Wing Lam: MTR.
  • Wong Hoi Ying: MobileCode.
  • Li Yan Yee: Neurons.
  • Liu Wing Yi: OldHongKong.
  • Wan Yee Kam: Potata.
  • Ruth Ng: RuthInk.
  • Aegina Kwan Ting Ho: SealScriptRoman.
  • Toby Cheung: Skin Seal.
  • Lung Yan Yu: Transbars.
  • Wian Wai Yan Lau: Unfold.
  • Sandee Tang: GeoGraphics.
  • Liu Shuj Yee: Blowing.
  • Mabel Pui man Choy: Burning.
  • Tsand Lai Yin: Buttons.
  • Carsten Goertz: Eurothai.
  • Chan Kam Kwan (Fanny): Flame.
  • Wong Kai Zen (Gemmy): hexyClover.
  • Annabellali: Ink.
  • Matina Long Ling Cheung: Matina.
  • Yuki Yi Pui Lee: MushroomFont.
  • Pascal Glissmann, Martina Hoefflin: Parasite.
  • Ting Hiu Nam: Staples.
  • Tinny Liu: Treeskin.
  • Ka Yee (Polly) Fung: Triangular.
  • Ng Siu Yin (Hilary): Triclips.
  • Ahyan: Vibrate.
  • Ka Man (Cindy) Tse: Circulia.
  • Ka Yan (Elaine) Ng: Bubblegum.
  • Lo Betty Wing Man: HongKongPattern.
  • Thomas Hawranke: Dickbine.
  • Ip Ka Wai (Maxwell): Impression.
  • Cheung Yung: Pain.
  • Yuen Man Li: Ink (grunge).

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

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]  ⦿

FUSE

Fuse: Interactive Magazine, experimental fonts. Also available online, the Wired 2.07 article FUSE. List of fonts. List of FUSE fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gábor Kóthay
[Fontmunkások]

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Gabriel Buitrago

Bogota, Colombia-based designer of the minimalist deductive typeface Imagine (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gabriel Gonzalez

During his studies at the School of Visual Arts in New York, Gabriel Gonzalez designed Characterize (2013, an experimental typeface). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gabriel Lopes

Gabriel Lopes (New York City) designed 3d Analglyph (2013), an experimental geometric typeface. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gabriel Martinez Meave
[Kimera Type (was: Diseño Kimera)]

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Gabriel Moats

Digital artist in Bothell, WA. Creator of the curly display typeface Inplaco (2013) and of some experimental alphabets.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gabriela Bindis

Sosnowiec, Poland-based graphic designer who created the experimental geometric typeface Openspace (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gabriele Cecere

Designer who studied at the Instituto Europeo di Design, Milan, Italy. Creator of this experimental typeface, called New International. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gabriella Thompson

Saratoga, FL-based designer of Armature (2014, experimental typeface) and Arqueado (2012, a combination of Baskerville and Arcus, a display face 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.

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Gabrielle Millecam

During her studies in Motion Design at Les Gobelins in Paris, Gabrielle Millecam created the experimental vector format typeface Filaire (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gabrielle von Koss

Brazilian graphic designer in Sao Paulo. She created an experimental typeface in 2010. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gaëtan Buffon

During his studies at Ecole de Condé Lyon (France), Gaëtan Buffon created a typeface based on Google Maps images, called Venise (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gaia Production

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.

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Galdino Otten

Cartoonist from Recife, Brazil, b. 1966, whose sense of humor and artsistic prowess shine in his dingbat fonts. Dafont link. Fontsy link.

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 face Ugly Cars (2010), the grunge face Capitão Galdino (2008), the grunge face Saltpeter-N-Fungus (2010), Texture Road (2010, more grunge), BSB DF 50 (2010, grunge), Fine Serif (2009), and the nice dingbat face 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 shadowed 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: 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 (shadowed letterpress emulation), Cartoon 2 Us, O 10 Type, Dust West (grungy Western style), Comic Balloon, Caligraf 1435 (pirate era script). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Garage Fonts

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. MyFonts catalog. Catalog of GarageFonts' best selling typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Garcia Fonts&Co
[Andreu Balius Planelles]

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 faces, 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 face by Adi&arave; Gual), Alexis (1997, handwriting face by Alexis Rom), Alfallufat, (1998, fun display family by Saíz), Alquimia (1995, grunge face by Estudi Xarop), Ariadna (1988-1989, pixel face by Andreu Balius), Braille (1999, by "Txarly Brown", a Braille simulation face), Bubbles (1996, dot matrix face by Franco Bonaventura), BuckShot (1994, total grunge by Malcolm Webb), Bunghole (1996, grungy pixel face by Michael G. Kippenhan), Calypso (1997, Txarly Brown), Cartolina (2000, poster stencil face by Jordi Fosch), Cero (2001, sans face 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 face 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, grune 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 face by Perez Casasin), Inercia (1996, a rounded sans by Inigo Jerez), Inmaculatta (1997, grunge by Roberto Saenz Maguregui), Jam Jamie (1996, painted letter simulation face 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 face 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 face 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 face by Marcus Schreiter), Simple (2001, experimental typeface by Romulo Fernandez), Skupitajo (1998, graffiti letters by Nicolas Gallardo), SoundFiles (1998, totally off-the-wall experimental face by Reto Brunner), Surface (2001, grunge by Jordi Fosch), Temble (1993, Balius), Tiparracus (1994, dingbats by Balius and Perez Casasin), Trash (1996, grunge face by Matthias Rawald), Vertigo (1996, a Kafkaesque face 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 face by Mladen Balog). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Gary Elsinger

Gary Elsinger (Annecy, France) designed the straight-edge techno face Helva (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gary Ferguson

Illustrator and web designer in Falkirk, Scotland, who made the great ultra-fat experimental face Flabby (2010) and the experimental geometric typeface Geograde (2013).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gary Head

Illustrator and brander in Wollongong, Australia. He created the experimental modular blackletter face Roundtura (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gaynor Goffe

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. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Gekiketz

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 faces: GKZ-Okome, GKZ-Shiranami, Katakana faces: GKZ-ORIDURUKANA, GKZ-RAIGEKI, GKZ-Radiohour (pixel), GKZ-Sryder. Obsolete URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gellert Szabo

Henred, Hungary-based graphic designer, who created some experimental typefaces in 2010. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gen Mori

Gen Mori's fonts are sold through Font Pavilion: Stereotype is an experimental font. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gene Buban

Gene Buban (aka geneus1) is the creative and prolific designer at FontStruct in 2008-2009 of these faces:

  • Aerologica (2009): 3-d headline face.
  • Alphadings: DeTracks.
  • Altitudinus (2010).
  • Amplifica (+Carved, 2010).
  • Arkham Bloodletters (2008).
  • bay6
  • Bauhaus style: Slink (2009) is a tribute to Josef Albers---one could also call it a piano key font. Codename Bauhaus (2010).
  • Arc Brick 1:1 and 2:2 (2010).
  • Bevelicious (2009): 3d shadow face.
  • Bezziaiare (2010): an imitation of Futura.
  • Brikd is a fantastic headline face.
  • Bubble Lab EF (2008) and Bubble Lab Bang (2008): dingbat fonts.
  • Calligraphique (2010).
  • Candella (2013).
  • ChequereBoard (2008): a 3d face.
  • Christmas fonts: Kallosia Decorative (2009, blackletter), Snowflakes (2009).
  • Clone War (2008).
  • code2
  • Codename Bauhaus (2010).
  • Country Fried (Western style)
  • Decorata (stylized art deco)
  • Didone fonts: Legality (2009, sharply serifed), Petrissage (2009).
  • Digibubble (2014: pixelish face).
  • Dingbats: DeTrayne (graffiti-clad trains), Happy Halloween (2009).
  • Egalite (2010): a blackletter face.
  • Direktype (2014: striped).
  • ElSeeDee (2008, white on a black grid, inspired by the baggage claim LED scrolling message system at the Oakland Airport)
  • Effleurage (2009).
  • Eurostijl (2008)
  • Exersia, Excursia
  • Ferno (hell?)
  • Filmstryp (2008)
  • Flameon (2008) is a vertically striped athletic lettering font.
  • Fluoralei (2008) and Fluoralyte (2008) are all caps floral-themed typefaces.
  • Futuro (2008) and Futuro Extra Bold (2008).
  • Futurity Watch (2009).
  • Fragg (2014: a rounded stencil face).
  • Framestore (2008).
  • G1 Construx (2012). An arched textured face for "under construction" signage.
  • G1 Stenzilla (2012). A piano key stencil face. G1 Twyne (2014: Celtic knots), G12 Brayed (2014: Celtic knots), G1 Explo (2014), G1 Fasttrax (2013).
  • Gappy and Gappy LC (2010).
  • Geolateral
  • Glossierre (2009).
  • Graffikki (2010): graffiti face.
  • Hammerslab (2008) is a very thick heavy slab serif face.
  • Happy Halloween (2008): Halloween dingbats.
  • HellStruct (2008): flamed letters.
  • hollo, holloback, holloblack
  • HulkSmash has the look of cracked concrete blocks---has to be seen to be believed!
  • HyperLynk (2010).
  • Indiglo (2010).
  • Interblok Cylindrome (2011) and Interblok Stroke (2009): labyrinthine / Celtic knot / texture faces.
  • IronManic (2008, letters resemble armor steel plates with bolts)
  • IsoMatrix 3D (2009, an Escher deception in 3D), Bevelluzian (2010, 3d beveled checkerboard illusion).
  • Jaggs (2010): angular.
  • Karuso 68 (2009).
  • Leefer is a kitchen tile font.
  • Legere (2010, a roman face).
  • LegoManiax (2008).
  • Lucid (2012).
  • Lush Alienne Caps (2014).
  • Modulus and Modulus Black, ultra fat fonts.
  • Motternal (2011), a version of Othmar Motter's Motter Tektura.
  • Mucro Bold, a heavy metal band font
  • Multiverse Diagonality (2009).
  • Nontroppo (2010).
  • Outlier (2010).
  • Paradoxx (2011). Peignotian.
  • Periculum (2010): monoline sans.
  • pixsle
  • Pixsle (2010).
  • Predatoric ad Predatoric2 (2010).
  • Prikkle (2010): angular.
  • Requiemme Decorum (Sept. 14th, 2009): blackletter. He writes: Exactly one year ago two of my cousins, Chris and Cleofe, got into a dealer-loaned Lexus for a trip after their main car was being repaired. Cleofe's husband, a CHP officer, was driving and their teen daughter was along for the ride. While on the freeway, the accelerator became stuck and they lost control of the car. As the runaway vehicle sped up to over 100 mph, all four passengers were killed in a fiery crash in the San Diego River. The loss was unquantifiably devastating. This immensely tragic event led my aunt to testify before congress with damning evidence that would initiate the recall of millions of Toyota vehicles. Requiemme Decorum was created on the way down to southern California for the funeral services. For Chris, Cleofe, Mark, and Mahala, may you all rest in peace and love.
  • Renovare (2010, +Renovare S1, S2): a slab serif.
  • Roboscript (2008): an upright connected school script.
  • Rubrix (2008): a Rubik cube dingbat font.
  • Sanserity (2013).
  • Scipio (2010).
  • Scribble Not (2010) is a texture face.
  • Sequencia (2010).
  • sedagive
  • Seriface and Seriface 2.0 (2010, a roman all-caps set).
  • Sharp-serifed almost modern faces: Legality, Petrissage, Effleurage, Karuso68.
  • Sinaloco (2014: in the style of Sinaloa).
  • Sonorous (2010).
  • Spartan Tech (2010): inspired by the multiplayer game Halo3.
  • Stanley Twobrick (pointy minimalist face)
  • Startrek faces: Transformicon (2009).
  • Stencilline (2014).
  • Streamlyne (2010, squarish, outlined).
  • Structurocca and Structurozza (2009): Horizontally stencilled black faces.
  • Tangience and Tangience Solid (2008) are fonts in which the glyphs are built up from circles glued together.
  • Tetrisyde
  • The Pax Man (2009): metallic whatever.
  • Trelief and Trelief Rounded (2010): multilined 3d beveled faces.
  • Tubric (2010): counterless.
  • Upriteous and Upriteous Black, condensed protestant fonts.
  • Victoriana (Victorian caps)
  • Vindicta Dualine (2014: Blackboard bold).
  • Wall-F: white squarish letters in black circles
  • Waverly, with scary pointed barbs like on German WWI helmets.
  • Weaver (Celtic knot-themed letters)
  • Xerro (2010): like Helvetica.
  • Yeomamuh, a fat look face.
  • Wypeout (2010)
  • Zorea (2014, inline font).
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General Dikki

Creator of the free geometric experimental face Porno Junky (2011, Fonts of Chaos). Bond Is Dead (2011) is a free dot matrix face. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Geometrical type designs
[Manfred Klein]

Manfred is always keenly aware of the geometrical nature of objects and things. Sometimes he is seduced by geometry for the sake of geometry. His Archimedean perversions have led him to a number of superb experimental type designs: AbstractConcretLogo, Abstracta-Bold, AbstractaGrid, AeroGapBricks, AeroSans, AntikWaCom, AntiquaInGrid, AntiquaInGridBalloons, ArcheTypoBricks, ArcheTypoBricksInvers, ArchitectsDreams, ArchitectsDreamsDwa, Architypo, ArchitypoOblique, Architypogra, ArchitypograPsychodeliqu, BlaxxOnGrid, BloxxSerifBold, BorisBlackBloxx (used by Brisbane for its branding), BorisBlackBloxxDirty, ConstrxiaBlackInline, GalleriaGeometricaA, GalleriaGeometricaB, GeometricWanderlust, Graphis, GridPix, GridRiding, KleinBricksNegative, KleinsFirstBricksBold, LeArchitect, Logomatique, LogomatiqueBold, LogomatiqueShadow, NautilusOne, NautilusTwo, NeoPanButtons, NeoPanRings, NeoPanSquares, Qbicle1BRKMK, Qbicle1BRKMKinv, RomanArchitectura, SketchiquaA, SketchiquaB, SketchiquaC, SketchiquaD, TechnoMK, ThreeDeeTwoBeta, ThreeDimRightwards, ThreeDimRightwardsRound, Threedimensional, ThreedimensionalRound, TypoTracesOne, Typotraces-Cinque, Typotraces-Four, Typotraces-Three, Typotraces-Zwo, WorkWithGridsStageC, ZigZagOne, ZigZagThree, Geoplays (2005), GeoEyes01 (2006), BauhausFragments (2005), ZigZagTwo, BlackBats (2007).

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George Vinícios

Brazilian codesigner with José Fabio, Melissa Trigueiro, Ricardo and Paula Robalinha of the experimental typeface Geometrica (2005, Tipos do aCASO). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gerald Puig
[Tipocondriac]

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Gerardo Pinzon
[Pollo Graphic Design]

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Gergely Bogányi

Graphic designer in Budakeszi, Budapest, Hungary, who cofounded Typogravity Studio with Tamas Ilsinszki. Creator of the extreme contrast display face Slash Pro (2011), and the multiline prismatic face Grand Avant Garde (2011).

In 2012, he designed Lineo Serif (thin geometric face).

In 2013, he created a fantastic set of graph-based experimental capitals called Regenerative. Georabic (2013) is a calligraphic Arabic simulation font completely based on the principles of Arabic font design, i.e., with beginning, medial and end forms for each letter. He writes: Georabic Typface is my diploma work at Hungarian University of Fine Arts / Graphic Design Department. During my Erasmus studies in Istanbul I had the chance to learn a bit of Arabic language and typography and I realized that the logic of Arabic writing could be used for a calligraphic Latin typeface too. I started with calligraphy to find the right way to create the glyphs and the connections. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gergely Kókai

Hungarian graphic design student studying and living in the UK. He created the themed face Watch My Shoes (2011, experimental). He also made the fat blocky Quadrata series in 2011, with styles called Child, Hippie, Light, Origin, and Scrib. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gernot Stangl

Designed abc, an experimental Roman-Cyrillic font. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gerrit van Aaken
[Praegnanz.de]

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Gestalten

German foundry, part of Gestalten Designstudio and Die Gestalten Verlag (dgv) in Berlin, a company self-described as follows In 1990, industrial design students Markus Hollmann-Loges, Andreas Peyerl and Robert Klanten began to curate and organise prototype design shows commissioned by the worlds biggest consumer fair in Frankfurt in between attending their lectures and writing their dissertations. Very much aware of the limitations of their field of study, they soon moved to Berlin, where they quickly met key people involved in the local Techno and cultural scenes. With the advent of desktop publishing, they formed a loosely organized graphic design agency called Die Gestalten and started designing flyers and posters for clients such as the groundbreaking club Tresor and the annual Loveparade. Its typefaces, by designer:

  • Bowling Club: Victor.
  • Boris Dworschak: Basic, Exakt (stencil), Ikiru Sans (organic).
  • Stefan Gandl: DS Yakuti (experimental).
  • Alexander Puell: dtype (fuzzy typewriter), Online Gothic.
  • Frank Rocholl: Nuri (sans family).
  • Alexander Wise: Mini (hip display sans), Hiploe, Winter (modernistic two-line display face).
  • Marc Schilkowski: Traffic Wide.
  • Soffi Beier: Pemba (connected 50s script), Engel (sans family).
  • Fulguro: Adhesive (octagonal script).
  • Pau Misser: Agrafia (LED simulation), Bustia (futuristic), Escacs, Fastig, Hodierna, Natja, Oliosa, trifasic (futuristic), Quelcome.
  • Clarissa Tossin: Arvore (experimental).
  • Nik Thönen: Regular Cargo (stencil;; the Bold version is free), Blender (sans), Regular (sans).
  • André Nossek: Sassy (2006).
  • Martin Aleith: Boxen, Haudegen (octagonal style), Halunken (rpounded octagonal), Feixen, Braten Fat, Logasmen.
  • Michael Luther: Forza (was: Pilot).
  • Alexander Meyer: Lacrima (typewriter face).
  • Donald Beekman: Beatbox, Breeze.
  • Mika Mischler: Brother (stencil), T-Star Mono Round (monospace).
  • Birte Ludwig: Yogasaan (Indic simulation).
  • Pact: BR Jaeger (gothic).
  • Dimitri Lavrow: Hard Case Striped, Hannover Milennial (sans).
  • Erik Worsoe Eriksen: Friends (sans), Kit Fat.
  • Critzla: Flomaster (with JayOne), Starlet (fifties script), Franz Jaeger (ultra fat).
  • Jutojo: Inbetween (experimental).
  • Alexander Tibus: Wirefox (experimental).
  • Timo Gässner: 123 Naiv (2006).
  • Mutabor: Lingua Digitalis Icon Set (2012).

Free fonts include Regular Cargo Bold by Nik Thoenen, RussianBread, DrEye and Doener Kebap Strong by Lund Sundson, as well as HardCase-Striped by Dimitri Lavrow. New releases. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gigjam Letterspace

Type blog with occasional type showings, but the names of the bloggers and designers remain a mystery. Types shown here include experimental faces such as NIP (2009) and the blocky L7 (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gijs & Joris

Gijs Sluijters and Joris Tol are Gijs & Joris, a creative team at DDB / Tribal DDB Amsterdam. They teamed up at the Willem de Kooning Arts Academy in Rotterdam while studying advertising.

They designed the experimental typeface MTA (2012) that is made by cutting forms out of the MTA New York City's Transit map. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gilberto Moya Perona
[Pisto Casero]

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Gillian Ludlow

Graphic design student in Liverpool, UK. Creator of Bubbleman Type (2012, experimental) and My London Underground Typeface (2014---a typeface family derived from the logo of the London Underground). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Giorgio Dovas

Florence, Italy-based graphic and print designer who made the experimental LineType (2009), the fat grotesk face Vince Nkarawi (2011), and the ultra-fat Ovalian (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Giovanni Frias

During his studies at Philadelphia University, Giovanni Frias created the experimental typeface Ravenna (2014), which was inspired by flocks of birds in Denmark's black sun. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Giuseppe Cacciatore

Graphic designer, b. 1989, Italy. For a school project at Escuela de Arte in Madrid, he created a font called Dynamich. This is pure experimentation, based on Malevich's paintings. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Goh Yam Whee
[Strange Design]

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Gonçalo Caetano

Portuguese designer who created the Tuscan typeface Homem Morto (2012), which is named after the cult film. He also created an experimental graphical alphabet called Alfabunhas (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gorkem Tilic

Gorkem Tilic (Ankara, Turkey) created Tie alphabet and Shadow alphabet in 2010. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gracie Vee

Bangkok-based and American-born designer of the free experimental architectural grid fonts Remarkable (2012) and Remark (2012). In 2013, she made the ultra-condensed ID typeface.

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

Graham Smith

Seaford, UK-based logo, identity and brand designer. He created the blocky experimental face Prone in 2009. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Grant Sparks
[Ascinct]

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Green Flame Type

Graphic design studio in Glasgow. They made the arc-of-circle face Green Flame Type (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Greg Mako

During his studies at the Ringling College of Art and Design in sarasota, FL, Greg Mako experimented with font blending designs: Hardgrove (Futura Medium + Georgia), Rivera (Baskerville + Bell Gothic), Cesta (Helvetica Light + Bodoni), Irizarry (Gill Sans + Adobe Jenson MM Swash), Kravette (Frutiger + Garamond), Mako (Helvetica Neue Ultralight + Stone Sans Semi), Poppe (Bellevue + Apex New Light), Parilla (Helvetica Neue + Harrington).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gregg Brokaw

Thirstype designer who designed the geometric experimental font family Punch (1998) with Rick Valicenti. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gregory Bry

Graphic design student at Columbia College in Chicago. He created a circle-based experimental typeface in 2011. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gregory Flajszer
[Dadakool]

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Greig Anderson
[Effek-Tive]

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Grigori Evreinova

Tatiana Evreinova writes in 2005: Grigori Evreinov had created a pseudo-graphic typeface called Styled. The goal was to simplify visual perception of the typeface and to strengthen legibility. The Styled typeface includes 26 pseudo-graphic tokens that are very similar to standard typeface and could be perceived relying on previous user experience. Tatiana got a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Tampere, Finland, in 2005. The Styled typeface minimized the number of eye movements in a research experiment. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ground Control (was: Penny Font Foundry, or: Pennyzine)
[Jason Ramirez]

As part of the (ex-) Chank Army, Jason Ramirez (b. 1978, Wisconsin) offers free and commercial fonts. He started out as Pennyzine or Penny Fonts, or Penny Font Foundry, with free fonts that were typically made with the Data Becker software program. Later, his fonts became commercial, and the new site changed its name to Ground Control.

The list of their free fonts, which are mostly in the grunge style that was in vogue ca. 2000: Locals Only (2011), Cocaine Nosejob (2008), Made (2004, grunge blackletter), Strip Club Motion Sickness (2003), One Fell Swoop (2003, scratchy calligraphic), Fear of a Punk Planet (2005), Futon Revolutionist (2002), Bill Hicks (2002, grungy blackletter), Elliot Swonger (2002), Elliots Bad Day (grunge), Don Giovonni (2006, grungy typewriter), Don Giovonni Makin Enemies (2006), Gumuski (2002), DUMMY (1999), Acid Reflux Baby (2002), Avenge Me (2004, multiline, octagonal), Times-New-Omen (1999), punk rock rummage sale (2001), Thatluvinfeelin1 (2001, a sexual positions font), cut-n-paste (1999), Maydogg (1999-2002, handwriting), My-wife-sucks (1999), Stamped-out (1999), Stank (1999), StankII (1999), uncle-tom (1999), uno (1999), Coopdeville (2002), Dirtysocks, FourMoreYears (2003), Punkrockrummagesale (2001), Theregoestheneighborhood (2003), Thiskettle (2002, handwriting), Mr. Rogers (2003), Regime Change (2004), Hotel Coral Essex (2006, grunge), Limp Noodle (2006).

Commercial fonts: Sparkle House (2011), Chompsky Fancy (2011), Redneck Superstar (2002, Chank's).

Dafont link. Yet another URL. Another link. Fontspace link. Abstract Fonts link. Alternate URL. Direct downloads. Alternate direct download path. Ground Control web site. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Guadalupe Gonzalez

Argentinian designer of the experimental typeface Outset. [Google] [More]  ⦿

GuessWho

Designer at FontStruct in 2008 of eClonius, a modular experimental face. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Guido Schneider
[Brass Fonts]

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Guilherme Souza

Designer in Marilia, Brazil. He created experimental faces such as a counterless ultra fat face and a geometric display face (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Guillaume Dubois

Guillaume Dubois (Grenoble, France) created the experimental typefaces Wired and riangular in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Guillaume Faivre

Graphic designer in Annecy, Haute-Savoie, France. He created a geometric typeface in three hours in 2012, and the result is not bad on the eye. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Guillaume-Ulrich Chifflot
[Number Nine (or: N9)]

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Guillermo Galván Gómez

This Argentinian designer from Córdoba designed the experimental sans face Elva Sans (2003), as well as the pixel face Cosquin.web (2003-2004) and the techno face Chocolate Display (2005). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Guillermo Vizzari

Guille Vizzari is the Argentinian designer of the gorgeous experimental pixel-script face Beautiful Pixel (2006). He also created the equally gorgeous connected copperplate script face Ragazza Script (2012, Latinotype). His graduation work in 2012 at FADU-UBA (University of Buenos Aires) is the Trajan / roman caps typeface Esmeralda.

In 2013, he published the lapidary flared serif face Esmeralda Pro at Sudtipos. Esmeralda Pro won an award at Tipos Latinos 2014.

In 2014, Yani Arabena and Guille Vizzari published Abelina Pro at Sudtipos. It is based on Yanina's thesis project in 2011-2012 at FADU/UBA simply called Abelina, which was mentored by Ale Paul and Ana Sanfelippo.

Old URL. Facebook page. Behance link (joint page with Yani Arabena). Joint web page with Yani Arabena. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Gunes Ozcan

Visual artist and illustrator in Ankara, Turkey, who created the experimental typeface Planet (2013). Additional URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gunnar Vilhjalmsson

Icelandic designer who co-created the experimental display face Skuggasveinn with Siggi Eggertsson in 2005. He also co-designed Grasrot (2005). Old URL. Graduate from the type design program at the University of Reading in 2010, where his thesis typeface was Germain. Germain is a sturdy face that has some calligraphic origins (especially of course for its Arabic weight). The Latin appears to be a manly workhorse. Gunnar lives in Reykjavik. Speaker at ATypI 2011 in Reykjavik. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gurpreet Bangar

Illustrator and graphic designer in Birmingham, UK. He used road signs to construct his Motorway Madness alphabet in 2011. [Google] [More]  ⦿

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gustavo Garcia
[Papanapa]

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Gustavo Piqueira

Brazilian graphic designer (b. 1972) who lives in Sao Paulo where he runs Rex Design with Marco Aurélio Kato and Valter Botoso. Gustavo also teaches typography at Faculdades Senac de Comunicaçao e Arts and is a member of the board of directors of ADG Brasil (Brazils Graphic Designers Association). In 1997, he founded the graphic and digital design company Rex Design with Aurélio Kato and Valter Botoso in Sao Paulo. Brief CV at Tipografia Brasilis. Klingspor link.

His fonts:

  • Autorama (1999, experimental).
  • At T-26: the futuristic family Motordrome (2006, rectangular look), Goog (2002, pixel face), Bizu (1999, grunge), Cabourg (2004) and the great experimental face Gilcimar.
  • Free fonts on Gustavo's web site (click on Culture, then on Fonts): Nimuendaju, Neufrank (dingbats), Zzz and Sid Family. To download these, you have to fill out a form for each one of them.
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Guy Newton

Guy Newton (Sydney, Australia) created the geometric solid typeface Swagger (2013), and the geometric outline typeface Fatbeat (2013).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Habiba El Gendy

During her graphic design studies at Gaza Arts University, Cairo-based Habiba El Gendy created the experimental geometric Latin / Arabic typeface Arkan (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hadrien Degay Delpeuch

Parisian designer. Behance link.

Creator of various typefaces such as Neeo (2012, avant-garde), E-Pure (2012, geometric), Pixa (2012, hexagonal), Recompose (2012), TypEra (2012), and an unnamed alchemic typeface (2012).

In 2013, Hadrian published the experimental typefaces Texta and Beyond Font and the display sans Modular. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hai Anh Le

Graphic designer in Budapest. Creator of the very experimental Iony Display typeface in 2011, described as spacefunk slab. Iony inspired a digital font by Antonio Morata called Zychotropic eYeFS (2013, FontStruct). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hamish Muir
[MuirMcNeil Design Systems]

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Hamlet Au Yeung

Designer of experimental Latin typefaces (such as Ice Cube, 2012) and Chinese types (such as Nordic Alive, 2012: based on the minimal modernism of Scandinavian design). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Han Bit

Seoul-based graphic designer. In 2008, he designed Plamodel (LED font), Layer (experimental font), and Piece (octagonal and minimalist). His type designs in 2009 include Glasses (letters using frames of glasses).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Happycentro
[Federico Galvani]

Happycentro is a creative studio based in Verona, Italy. Members include Federico Galvani, Giuliano Garonzi, Roberto Solieri, Giulio Grigollo, Andrea Manzati, and Federico Padovani. Behance link. They made various experimental types. Federico Galvani and Sebastiano Boni drew the caps face ProtoType by hand. Giulio Grigollo made the avant garde face Architecta (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Happyloverstown
[Jonathan Calugi]

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

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

Happypets

Happypets is an experimental lab of graphic designers based in Lausanne, Switzerland. Type experiments only. No fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Happypill

Designer at FontStruct in 2008 of Galant (a curious bubbly experiment), Gescheit Trashed, Error Warning (pixel face), Eckich, Schokolade (severa, almost squarish), Gescheit, Digital Brazil, Regal. In 2009, he added Doppel, Druckloch, Destruct Embroiders and Galant. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Haralampos Andreanidis

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

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

Harald Geisler

German type designer, b. 1980, Frankfurt. He runs a design studio in Frankfurt. Ciseaux Matisse (2010) is a counterless hand-printed all-caps face which is based on paper cut-outs. Zebramatic (2010) is a striped caps face. In 2010, he made Sevigny (an experimental face based on threads), Speech Bubbles, and the fun poster face Whimsical Musical.

Fonts made in 2011 include Cute Letters (curly, hand-printed Valentine's Day pair of faces: Hearted and Heartless), Prince Charming, Princess Charming (doodly Valentine's Day face), Conversation Hearts (alphading face), Capital Love (an alphading face with hearts), and Unchain My Heart (Valentine's Day alphading face).

In 2012, he created the calligraphic connected script typeface Conspired Lovers and the seven-font set Light Hearted (which was inspired by a recording of Jean Baudrillard entitled Die Macht der Verführung (2006).

His largest type project in 2013 was Sigmund Freud Typeface, which was developed with the help of Home page. Behance link. MyFonts link. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Harriet G. Goren

Harriet Goren (Brooklyn, NY) holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art (concentration in Painting) from Yale University. Type designer of the Morire (1994, emotional grunge) family sold by [T-26]. It is inspired by the Moiré effect [a pattern created by the overlaying of lines or grids at slightly different angles].

Personal home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Harry Lee

During his studies at Falmouth University in the UK, Harry Lee created Average (2013), an experimental typeface obtained by overlays of twelve popular typefaces. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Harry Poole

Graphic designer in London. During his stiudies at UCA Farnham in Surrey, England, he created Aztec (2012, an outline face with a stone cut look), Minty Modular (2012), King Modular (2012) and Current Cut (2012, arc and circle-themed typeface). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Harry Thorwbory

Designer of Linotype Shapeshifter (1997, 3d geometric shapes) and Linotype Truckz (1997, letters in the forms of tire threads). His name is spelled as Harry Thorwbory on older Linotype sites. But elsewhere we find Harry Giles-Thornbory and Eliot Giles-Thornbory. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Harvard's DNA experiment

In 2012, scientist at Harvard University's Wyss Institute programmed DNA to interlock in such a way that certain shapes are made on a nanoscale. Their research, which was published in Nature, features a molecular picture with 107 designs, including emoticons, Chinese characters, numbers and letters from the Latin alphabet. The canvas is a rectangle measuring 64 nanometers by 103 nanometers, with 310 pixels. A nanometer is a billionth of a meter. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Heather Marie Metcalfe

Graphic designer in Manchester, UK, who created the linked ring typeface Linked (2014) in the context of a university project on Alan Turing. She also designed the multicolored typeface Eightbit (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hector Carrillo Aspano

Barcelona-based graphic designer (b. 1988) who created the avant garde experimental typeface AMFE (2013), and Scanogram (2013). Creator of Bowman (2010), a font specially made as a typographic tribute to 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Cairo Slab UT (2013, available from Ultra Types) is a reworking of Slab Serif, a typeface found in 100 alphabets publicitaires (1946).

Typefaces from 2014: Odd Slab.

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

Heita Higaki

Japanese designer of the experimental face Kyokon (1998), and the techno faces Iyopon (2004-2007) and Iyopon Rounded (2004-2007). Other fonts include range (1996), C-Orange (1996), Alastor (1996), Open Mind (1995) and Frutima (1997, a blend of Frutiger and Optima). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Helen Atkinson

University student in High Wycombe, UK, who created the experimental typeface Tube (2011) based on parts of the London subway system map. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Helena Lunding Hultqvist

Kristianstad, Sweden-based graphic designer and illustrator. Creator of an alphabet coinsisting only of solid geometric shapes called Geoalfabet (2013). She also created the illustrated caps alphabet I Want To Be (2013).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Helena Pérez Garcia

Graphic designer, illustrator and photographer in Valencia, Spain, who created a thin monoline face called Miranda Sans (2011), a slabby didone face called Cecilia (2011) and an experimental minimalist face called Rota (2011, with Pablo Funcia). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Helene Chataigner

Parisian creator of the experimental and artsy typeface Pierre Mallois (2012).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

HelloMe
[Till Wiedeck]

HelloMe is Till Wiedeck's Berlin-based studio. They created the following typefaces in 2011: HM Extra (the visual identity for HipHop musician Exzem is based around the custom alchemic typeface HM Extra), HM JuneGrotesk, HM Tilm (monoline, created with Timm Häneke). HM Walnut (2008) is a modular geometric experimental typeface. HM Club (2009) is an art deco typeface created as part of Videoclub's visual identity. HM Mary (2008) is almost in the piano key typeface genre. HM Melt (2008) is a very original logotype stencil typeface. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hendrick Rolandez
[Moinzek]

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Henri Roussier

French designer (b. 1980) who lives in Cannes. Creator of Vincente (2005, a wayfinding sans typeface designed for Caplo Saint Vincent Clinic in Besançon, France), Diamond (2004, with Lars Harmsen and Boris Kahl, for Volcano Type), Xylopohone (experimental), Magny Cours [or Magnicourt, 2005), Typonautique (2008, with Ninja Himbert, for a watersports domain), Abrupte and Rollmops (experimental).

Klingspor link. Link to Studio Roussier in Cannes. Behance link. Volcano Type link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Henrik Fjeldberg

Norwegian designer of the grunge face Identity (2006), shown here. That font mixes Helvetica, Times, Comic Sans and Arial. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Henrique Faioli

Graduate of UNI-BH in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Behance link. He creted the experimental symbolic SOE BOAT font (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Herbert Binneweg

Belgian graphic designer, typographer and type designer, and a professor at the Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten Antwerpen (Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp) and at the Institute for Graphic Arts of the Plantin-Genootschap, also in Antwerp. He designed three experimental fonts and many book covers and posters. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Herr Hemker
[Jörg Hemker]

Jörg Hemker is an ex-student at the Fachhochschule Dortmund, where he designed the large FF Zwo sans serif family (2002, with Henning Krause). He worked as type designer and designer at Hesse Designstudios, and was art director at Claus Koch Corporate Communications. He has created a corporate image typeface for Bosch. In 2005, he set up Herr Hemker. He is working on Grotesk, a sans family proposed by Bauersche Giesserei in 1953, and Ikarus, a sans in the renaissance antiqua style. In 2011, he created FF Sero, a humanist sans family. He lives and works in Hamburg, where he is mainly involved in corporate identity and corporate type.

Klingspor link. FontShop link.

View Jörg Hemker's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Hesse Design

German company in Erkrath, which created two experimental typefaces, Virus (1991) and Pahlwood (1992, destructionist). Run by Christine Hesse (b. 1957, Innsbruck--since 1988 Managing Director/owner of Hesse Design. Since 1993 Lecturer in design management at the Düsseldorf FH) and Klaus Hesse (b. 1954, Elberfeld---since 1988, designer and joint owner of Hesse Design. Chair of communication design in Dortmund and Essen, 1993-1999. Currently chair of applied art at the University for Art and Design in Offenbach/Main). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hi
[Megi Zumstein]

Hi is the foundry of Swiss type designer Megi Zumstein, b. 1973, together with Claudio Barandun. Megi is the creator of Albis (2005, squarish, Bringolf Irion Vögeli), Dorfbeiz (2009, HI), Idol Stencil (2004, Bringolf Irion Vögeli), V&A-Outline (2003, Graphic Thought Facility). All her typefaces are in the orbit of DIN and VAG Rounded.

House faces include New Elante (2007), Roxy (2008), and Countdown (2008, experimental). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hidenori Motoyama

Tokyo-based graphic designer. He created the experimental typefaces HM02 (2011--a free 3d face), Spokeroom (2010, geometric and counterless), and Yellow Cream (2010, fat bubblegum face). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hiekka Graphics
[Ossi Gustafsson]

Hiekka Graphics is a Finnish design studio located in Västerskog, and run by Ossi Gustafsson. Their typefaces: HG Rollo (2008, free), HG Amokey, HG Fatbrass (nice ultra-fat type), Fatbrass II, HG Cappella (art deco with filled-in counters), HG Oliver, HG Akimoto (2008, fat slab display face), HG Sepu (2009, rounded techno), HG Pale (2009, half-stencil, half-paperclip face), and HG Kalevi (2009, an open display face with an additional stencil style).

Fonts made in 2010: Sketchetica (sketched Helvetica), Sketchetik (renamed Sketchetica?). Followed in 2013 by Sketchetik Fill.

In 2013, he published Tushi (an attractive brush face), Savu (hand-lettered) and Sini Bold and Sini Ornaments (poster faces).

Typefaces from 2014 include Golos.

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

High Bold

High Bold, an information design company in Paris, created several interesting modular typefaces.

They married Neo Sans Ultra and Baskerville Italic in Caractère Hybride (2012). Circle (2012) is a modular typeface based solely on circles. Eight Font (2012) is another magnificent modularly designed typeface family.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

High Directive Fonts

Designer of the experimental face Abstract Abomination (2005). Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hill Wong

Hong Kong-based designer of the experimental typeface Hello Old Boy (2012).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Himanshu Khanna

FontStruct artist who made the experimental fonts Missie, Manie and Right Tryangle in 2008. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hira Fareed

During her studies in Karachi, Pakistan, Hira Fareed designed the very elegant art deco typeface Elevance (2014), and the experimental font Iris (2014), which is based on photographs of reading glasses. This was earlier called TypeMeetsVision (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hiroaki Nagai

Japanese designer. Nagai and Daisuke Yajima won an award at TDC55 for an experimental typeface called Utsuba Moon Avant Garde (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

HiType (was: DMTR.ORG)
[Dimitre Lima]

Dimitre Lima is a Sao Paulo-based Brazilian designer (b. 1979) who created a few faces in his Fluid Typeface Project in 2005. In 2005, Dimitre Lima set up DMTR.ORG and started selling his fonts at MyFonts. These include O AFerrugem (unicase, techno), Opus (2005, a computer-look modular sans), Gatu (2005, futuristic semicircle face), Clave de Fá (2006, experimental), O Geena (2007, straight-lined outlines), Arame (2006, an octagonal family including a stencil version), Velocipede (2009) and O Decomputer (techno sans).

In 2010, he started HiType [initial catalog].

Typefaces from 2012 include Geena Mono (a techno or programming monospaced font).

HypeForType link. Klingspor link.

View Dimitre Lima's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Holger Jacobs
[Mind Design]

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Holger Mertz

Stuttgart-based designer created Chidoni, a marriage of Chicago and Bodoni, for the collection of experimental fonts at FUSE95. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Holger Schmitz

Student at the University of Wuppertal who made the experimental typeface Organ (2004). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Holland Fonts
[Max Kisman]

Max Kisman (b. 1953, Doetinchem) is a Dutch freelance graphic designer who graduated in 1977 in graphic design, typography, illustration and animation at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. In 1986, he co-founded TYP/Typografisch Papier, and taught graphic design and typography at various colleges in the Netherlands in the years following that. He is principal of MKDSGN, his studio in Mill Valley, California, and founded Holland Fonts, a foundry for his typeface designs in 2002. Max teaches graphic design, typography and typeface design in San Francisco. He currently lives in Mill Valley, CA.

His early typefaces: ExtendedMaxMixOne (1991), Rosetta, Jacque (1991, FontFont), Fudoni (1991), the experimental font Linear Konstruct (FUSE 2).

He wrote a coffeetable book on typography in the streets of Paris, but no book store in Paris seems to have it, and I have looked! He is editor of Tribe.

In 2002, he started Holland Fonts. His fonts there: Bebedot Blonde (2002), Bebedot Black, Bfrika (2002, an interesting African lettering font), Cattlebrand (2002), Chip 96 (2002), Chip 02 (2002), Circuit Closed (2002), Circuit Open, Interlace Single (2002), Interlace Double, Mundenge Rock (2002), Nevermind (2003, a cut-out style reminiscent of Saul Bass's movie titling types), Pacific Sans (2003), Pacific Serif (2003), Pacific Standard L, Pacific Standard B, Pacific Classic L (2002, artsy, stylish), Pacific Classic B, Quickstep Regular (2002, an angular font), Quickstep Bold, Quickstep Sans R, Quickstep Sans B, Submarine (2003, an octagonal font family), Traveller Regular (2002), Traveller Bold, Tribe Mono (2003, a tech font), Zwartvet (2002, a Van Doesburg/ De Stijl type font).

Four free ransom note fonts made in 2003: Dutch Doubles, Frisco Remix, We Love Your Font, MaxMix One. At Union Fonts, he (re-)published Bebedot, BFRIKA, Cattlebrand, Chip01, Chip02, Pacific, Quickstep, Submarine and Traveller in 2003, and Mata Hari (Indic simulation face in weights called Exotique, Hollandaise and Parisienne) and Xbats (2004, Christmas dingbats) in 2004.

Speaker at ATypI 2004 in Prague.

FontShop link. Klingspor link.

His bestselling fonts at MyFonts. Pic. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Hollie Amelia Edwards

Student at Atrium University. Cardiff, UK-based designed the experimental typeface Lines And Space (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hollie Edwards

During her graphic design studies at Atrium University in Cardiff, Wales, Hollie Edwards designed the ornamental caps face The Captain Is A Storyteller (2012). She also created an unnamed experimental typeface in 2012. Her company is called Hollie Amelia Design. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Honey and Death
[Mitsutoshi Nobusawa]

Honey and Death offers free fonts designed by Mitsutoshi Nobusawa: The list: BlackoronAlp (2003), BlackoronKat, BlindfaithB (2003, experimental), BlindfaithBO, BlindfaithL, BlindfaithLO, BlindfaithO, BlindfaithR, BlindfaithRB, BlindfaithRBO, BlindfaithRL, BlindfaithRLO, BlindfaithRO, BlindfaithRR, ConnectlinePlains (2003, upright connected script), ConnectlineRail, ConnectlineSta, Constellation (2003, a planar graph), CooberBlackKat (2004, named after Cooper Black), CooberBlackOblKat, Dotline (2007, dotted line face), DotlineBold, DotlineHeavy, DotlineKat, DotlineLight, FatfontInline (2004, psychedelic), FatfontOutline, FatfontSolid, GalaxyfaceAno (2003, experimental), GalaxyfaceHirAno, GalaxyfaceHirReg, GalaxyfaceKatAno, GalaxyfaceKatReg, GalaxyfaceReg, Griffinize (2003), HoneycombOut (hexagonal), HoneycombReg (2004), HoneycombSol, Ironbeadsfont (2005), Judaslike (2006), JudaslikeBegin, JudaslikeEnd, Keymaps (2004, a dot font), KnitfontA (2005), KnitfontB, LayerfaceOutline (2003, comic book style), LayerfaceSolid, LayerfaceUnion, Lightningvolt (2005), Lovedrops (2004), MakestencilAlp (2004), MechamaruAlp (2006), MechamaruKat, Paddleface (2003, Western), RyusenHir (2003), RyusenKat, Saigi, SeizaHir (2003), SeizaKat, Skateandfont (2003), Spacy (2003, letters made of bubbles), Sparkling (2003, another planar graph), Strongcil (2003, octagonal stencil), TansanHir (2003), TansanKat, TapefontAlp (2004), TapefontAlt, TapefontKat, Westerner (2006, Western face), Zigzag (2003). Direct download of the type 1 fonts and the truetype fonts. Fontspace link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Horea Grindean

UK-based type designer from Campia Turzii near Cluj, Romania. At his foundry, he published the minimalist geometric experimental face Creion (2010). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

House of Burvo
[Matthew Burvill]

UK-based foundry of Matthew Burvill (b. 1984, Kent, UK) located in Colwyn Bay, Wales. Fonts: the art deco stencil faces Burvo (2007), Baby's Definate Hit (2007, art deco heavy stencil) and Indivisual (2007), Killer (2007, octagonal), Bürvo Konstrukteur (2007, octagonal), Angel of Death (2007, techno), Neg Space (2007, pixelish), Beauty Full (2007, rounded), PUMP (2007, ultra black art deco), Architect (2007), Optical (2007, geometric, experimental), GHS (2010---GHS stands for Geometric Hairline Serif; high-contrast didone influences), Links (2010, modular), Checks (2010, borders), Neue Konstrukteur Square and Round (2010, an engineered, mechanical typewriter font), FreeDee (2010, 3d face), NK Fracht (2010, an octagonal family), Poster Hand (2010), Big Softie (2011, a fat round bubble gum face destined to become a hit), Sequencia (2011, a monospace and semi-monospace face done at Die Gestalten). MyFonts link. Behance link. Klingspor link.

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Hubert Jocham

German über-type designer (b. 1965, Memmingen) who studied graphic design in Augsburg (Germany) and Preston (England). His degree project dealt with the history of the italic type of the renaissance and the relationship between roman and italic. In 1998 he moved to London to work for Henrion, Ludlow and Schmidt in corporate branding. He worked at one point for Frank Magazine in London. Today Hubert Jocham is a freelance designer located once again in Memmingen, Germany. He develops brandmarks and logotypes for leading brand agencies like Interbrand, Landor, Enterprise and Futurbrand. He designs text and headline systems for international magazines like GQ London, Vogue Moscow, Vogue France (2010), Vogue Turkey, L'Officiel Paris, and New York and German publishers like Milchstraße and Gruner&Jahr. He is responsible for the corporate type of Bally in Switzerland, the Kunsthaus Graz and Agfa Photo. He set up Hubert Jocham Type in 2007. MyFonts link. FontShop link. His typefaces:

  • Adonis.
  • He created the ecccentric serif families Alida Text and Display (2007).
  • Bent (sans family).
  • The Contra Sans and Contra Serif families.
  • The Crema family (2012) has various flowing thick signage script styles.
  • Dolce.
  • Element.
  • Elsner&Flake fonts: EF Havanna (1996), EH Herbert (1996), EF Panther, EF Sahara, EF Keule and EF Tabard.
  • The TV-screen-curved Fernseher family.
  • Fire.
  • The signage brush script face Flavour (2004).
  • Flow (sans).
  • Glenda (2009). A script face.
  • Granat (2009). A 14-style rounded sans family related to Jocham's own Teleplu and Teleneue.
  • Jocham (2012). A fat connected signage script family that won an award at TDC 2013.
  • June, New June and New June Serif (1999, after the large x-heighted June, used in W-magazine and Harvey Nichols magazine).
  • Keks (2009). A broken angular type.
  • The industrial sans family Konsens (with related Konsens Stencil).
  • Narziss (a beautiful high-contrast ornamental didone headline typeface, winner at TDC2 2010). Followed in 2012 by Narziss Pro Cyrillic.
  • The serif family Leaf.
  • The sans family LegauSans (2007).
  • Libris, Bally Libris.
  • LTA Identity.
  • Madita (2011). An upright connected script family.
  • Magazine.
  • Matrona (2010). An ultra fat rounded family, awarded at TDC2 2011.
  • The display serif face Mighty.
  • Mommie (2006) was originally designed as a display typeface for L'Officiel magazine in Paris in 2003. It won a display face award at TDC2 2008, and was followed in 2008 by MommieBrush. Boris Bencic, the art-director asked Jocham to design a script with high contrast in the stroke, in the tradition of Spencerian Hand.
  • The wide basic sans family Monday.
  • Motora Sans (2011). A simple sans family which according to Hubert is pure gasoline and sweat).
  • Neopop (2009). A circular type experiment.
  • New Libris Sans. This is a multi-weight extension of Libris, the corporate face of Bally, Switzerland, designed by Jocham in 1999. New Libris Serif.
  • Oktober.
  • Other Sans.
  • Other Oldstyle.
  • Perfetto (2008) is a new classic serif family based on a typeface penned by Giovanni Francesco Cresci with an x-height of 8 mm, and published in his book Il perfetto Scrittore in 1570 (also seen in Tschichold's Meisterbuch der Schrift).
  • Polia.
  • Ramon.
  • Riccia (2010). A grotesk family with schizophrenic "a" and "g".
  • The angular serif face Rudolph.
  • Safran (2009). A solid 18-style sans family.
  • In 2005, he made the brush script headline faces Schoko and Drop.
  • In 2008, he added the brush signage families Schwung and Milk.
  • September.
  • Softedge.
  • Spring Sans (2008).
  • Susa (2009). A connected script face.
  • The comic book family Tasty (2005).
  • Teleneue.
  • Venturio (50s diner face).
  • Verve Sans and Serif (2006-2007) are a pair of fun birds, especially the frivolous serif originally planned for a women's psychology magazine called Emotion. A few days after their publication, they were renamed Verse Sans and Verse Serif, probably because the name Verve clashed with Adobe's VerveMM font made in 1998 by Brian Sooy (by the way, there is also a Verve type family by Dieter Steffmann, dated 2000).
  • Vivid (2009).
  • Voice (2004-2005, elliptical sans). Subfamilies include Voice Edge, Voice Sans and Voice Shoulder, all done at URW. In 2007, Voice was removed from URW and is solely available at Hubert Jocham Type&Design. The family was extended and now includes many styles, subdivided in Voice (sans), VoiceEdge, VoiceShoulder, VoiceSerif, Voice Heavy, Voice Medium, Voice Ultra Bold, and TeleVoice.
  • The very interesting asymmetrically rounded Volt (2007), a sans family he claims improves on similar faces such as Bernhard Gothic, Barmeno, Dax, Prokyon, Voice Shoulder, and Phoenica.
  • Weekend.
  • Work ahead: this serif face (2005).
  • Xmas Rudolph (2006). A free display serif face.

View Hubert Jocham's typefaces. Another view.

Klingspor link. MyFonts interview. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Hudson-Powell

Designer of a multicolor geometric layered font system called Responsive Type Alphabet. Bicolor is a bicolored rounded typeface. The pictures below are taken from the thesis of Thomas L'Excellent. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hugo Dias

Designer in Lisbon. He made experimental faces such as Gefaltet (2010). Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hula Hula
[Enrique Ollervides Uribe]

Mexican foundry run by Enrique "Quique" Ollervides from Mexico City. Faces include Polvora (2005-2007, a gunslinger face). Other faces: Bicolor (2007, fat VAG Rounded style in two colors), Bloke (2000, blocky), Fierros (2001, grid-based), Khaki (2002, sans), LED Gothic (2000), Luchita Payol (2001, lively poster lettering, with Mexican wrestling dingbats thrown in the ring as well), Mono (2006, experimental geometric face), Mutis (1999, sign language hands), Primero B (1999, designed by Cha, cutout lettering), Tabique (1999, corporate identity for Escenica), Urbe (2000, octagonal). Enrique is a speaker at ATypI 2009 in Mexico City. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hylton Adam Revell

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

Hyun Kyu Seo

Columbus, NJ-based creator of the squarish typeface Operator (2012). He also created Hangul Neue (2012, experimental Hangul font). [Google] [More]  ⦿

I Shot The Serif
[Matthew Welch]

Original free fonts by American designer Matthew Welch: APLPLUS-Regular, AncientGeekRegular, BlackKnightRegular, CheatinRegular (experimental), College (athletic lettering), CollegeBold, CollegeCondensed, CollegeSemiCondensed, ElectricPickle, ElectricPickleBold, Far East (oriental simulation), Farewell, FatFingerRegular, Free3of9 and Free3of9Extended (1997, see also here and here), FuddRegular (1998, Cyrillic simulation), GoLong, Hit The Road, LEDRealRegular, LocustRegular (dingbats), NeverRegular, NewJobRegular, RushinRegular (1998, Cyrillic simulation font), SecretCode, Tiny (pixel face), TRTL, FrakturModern, KingsGambit, Mattbats, OneFortySevenRegular, WhiteRabbit, OddDog, Geek (Greek).

In 2012, he added the constructivist typeface Propaganda, as well as Tinier (a pixel font), Stadium and Libby (an all-caps sans family).

Dafont link. Fontspace link. Abstract Fonts link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

iAi-jp (was Fontage and Kivart)

Free Mac/PC fonts at this Japanese site, including several brush faces, some dingbats of samurai fighters, and several experimental and techno faces: 26Floor, Ange-Italic, Ange-Regular, Ange-Symbol, Anneau, Asie, Ballon-Alphabet, Ballon-HKF, Ballon-KKF, Canne, Canon, Dactylo, Fantome, Faux, Fleur, Garcon, Glace-HIRAKANA, Glace-KATAKANA (3d faces), Goutte-Alphabet, Goutte-HKF, Goutte-KKF, iAi-Alphabet, iAi-HKF, iAi-KKF, iAi-SF, Ivresse-fleurs, Moped, Neige, Ombre, Paresser, Phoque, Pollen-Alphabet, Pollen-HKF, Pollen-KKF, Prise, Punition, Raffine-Hiragana, Raffine-Symbol, Ruban, Slide, Stitch-Beads, Stitch-Single, Stitch-Vase, Stitch-draft, Valse, Vitesse, Volant.

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Iain Budgen

Guildford and/or Cranleigh, UK-based creator of the pixelish typeface Speakerbox (2014), the hipster typeface Yelofinch (2014), Pinkfinch (2014), Clock Icons (2014), Weather Icons (2014), the cryptic typeface Kruptos (2012) and of the pixelish face Type Beast (2013). Shapabet (2012) is an alphabet composed entirely of simple geometric shapes.

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Ian Party
[Swiss Typefaces]

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Idea mag

Great Japanese design magazine, possibly the best design mag out there today, often featuring articles on typography. It published Typography Today, a book edited by Helmut Schmid that introduces selections from 88 designers. It traces the course of modern typography from Lissitzky, Tschichold, Zwart, Emil Ruder, Karl Gerstner, Herb Lubalin, to Wolfgang Weingart, Wim Crouwel and Kohei Sugiura. The new edition includes art by Neville Brody, April Greiman and Ahn Sang-Soo. See also IDEA NO. 305: Type Design Today (2004), which has articles by

  • Robin Kinross: "Some features of the font explosion"
  • Jean-François Porchez: "Type design that changed the outlook of Paris"
  • Fred Smeijers: "From punchcutting to digital type design"
  • Akira Kobayashi: "Originality and Redesign of Typeface"
  • André Baldinger: "Succeeding experimental typefaces"
  • LettError: "Twin Cities - Typeface represent a city"
  • François Rappo: "Didot Elder - Radical revival of Historical Typefaces"
  • Matthew Carter: "Yale University Typeface Project"
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Igor Dolgov

Creator of MadPacman Font (2008) and Shadow Construct (2008).

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iGraphicz-Fonts
[Ilse Siengalewicz]

Free and commercial fonts by Ilse Siengalewicz from Kitzbühel, Austria: 2daysinVienna, Arco, BabyBird4, Bucco, CoPunto3b, H.Fielding, Incognito, Kappa, SnowFont, The-Crash, Tosay, ArtofNoise, aSena [a beautiful free handwriting font, 2001], AskYourself, Carneval, Crollo, CrossOver, Dicko, Draht, Fly2, Font03, Fractal [free!], FullMoon, Gap, GenFood, Giovedi [free!], GoodMorning, Font, Justgetit [free!], KnowHim, Laxx, LittleFont, Lonesome, Lo!, Nobodyneeds, Oftwundereichmich, Outofcontrol, PaperCut, Patago, PinkMarker, Points, RugDug, ShortDay, SnowFont [free!], SoFar, Stopit!, ThreeLines, TwoBoxes, Xmas special, Y2K. 5 or 10 USD per font. Some absolutely magnificent faces here, such as FullMoon, StopIt, and ArtOfNoise, all mostly based on experimental handwriting. Warning: tons of pop-ups and jack-in-the-boxes. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ilse Siengalewicz
[iGraphicz-Fonts]

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Ilya Aesthetics

Located in Moscow, Ilya Aesthetics designed an unnamed experimental Cyrillic alphabet in 2013 ina project called Code Red. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ilya Ioj

Illustrator and designer from Niort, France. Creator of the experimental faces Lift (2008, geometric), Bgame (2011), Pen (2011) and Conceptualisation (2008), and of David's Font (2011). Zfont (2011) is an experimental excess done in a moment of mental weakness.

In 2013, Ilya designer Ioj Illustration Type (2013, Latin / Cyrillic) and Trait Gras.

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imagex

Frenchman (b. 1957) who started making fonts in 2010, after a career in illustration, comics, and video games. In 2010, he created the free fonts BabyJo (pixel face), Bayday, Chrom (beveled face), LaPresse (grunge), Muffaroo, Poppy, Poppydot, Spacecard, Strokewith, Strokeless, ToonLand (comic book lettering), ToonLandBlack, ToonLandShad, TrashToys (grunge), WorldColors (3d face).

In 2011, he published Francobelge (comic book face), Freepress (grunge), Gamix (Western titling face), Inmyroom (dingbats), Majestrick (calligraphic), Onomatopaf (comic book dings), Outerzone, OuterzoneB, Starz (dingbats), Stenstreet (grunge), Tram, Tramix (texture face), TrashToys02, War-Lettersn, Mixagex, Massive Dynamite (grunge), Not Well (grunge), Actu, Blck, Gling (texture face), HeRioz (silhouettes), Brightoon (cartoonish brush face), Muzo (ink spill face), Sharpy, Space Shop (dingbats), Pulp Dance (hand-printed), Essef (art deco), Retro Sign (grunge), Labo (grunge), Exhausted, Komikoz, Puzzled, Toonimals (dings), Penstriped (sketch face), Cashier (grungy), Dan Hand, Hardwell (grungy caps), Colleged (athletic lettering), Goodjean (jeans texture face), Seaside Things (dingbats), Real Tek (techno), Zou (3d hand-printed caps), Painter, Border Line (grunge), Handout (grunge), Tract (grunge), Pulpatone (grunge), Logos I Love, Pal Antic (chancery hand), Twent (fat rounded display face), DoodFlow (dingbats), Afro Add (texture face), Crump (grunge), Big White, Dark Room (grunge), Manifesto (grunge), Tacketil (a FontStruct font), Otto Land (sketch face), Over (outline face), Under (brush dings), Baskertown (grunge), Nursery Tale, Panic (texture face), BlackNDot (ink spill face), Beyond (striped display face), Advert, Car Crash (grunge), Heartz, Starsteel, Smart Faces, Blackflag (a brushed blackletter), Dock 51 (grungy stencil), Lead (3d face).

In November 2011, he created a number of texture faces: Hotöcop, Pal Mod, Speedy (sketch face), Thirties Gold, Sunset GP.

Further 2011 faces: Poptivi, Shadow Mole, Super Modern Black.

Faces from 2012: Remanence, Winter Days (dingbats), Nowharehouse (grunge), Snuff (grunge), Cup of Tea (3d shadow face), Talk of the wall.

Typefaces from 2012: Egirlz (dingbats), Art Post (white on black poster lettering), Volutes (copperplate calligraphic script), From me 2 you (curly script), PS I Love You, Kolossal (caps only), Kraash, Alexandre (3d engraved headline face), Monstres de poche (dingbats), Alternate (grunge), Warning, Dreams (brush face), Headline Crack, Bump Pad (textured typeface), Carton (grungy white-on-black stencil face), Maybe maybe Not, Frames n Riboons (sic), Blackboard (sketched face), Logotronik (a 3d techno face), Big Bad Dogs (dingbats), Libre Expression (engraved copperplate typeface), Mecagothix (textured blackletter face), Destroy, Destroy Helpers, Buy More, Things we said (curly face), Lost Saloon (Tuscan), Salon de Coiffure (beveled), Brighton Pier (grunge), Motel Vacancy (grunge), Bates Shower (dripping blood typeface), Venus Furs (texture typeface), Showmen, True Men Tattoos (dingbats), Quicker (sketch font), Romanum Est (grungy Trajan face), Also (scratchy letters), Lazy Day (3d font), Pusher, Hard Dumb, The Idiot, Overflowing (grunge), Fast Foont (sketched), Melange (grunge), Jumbo Parade (circus font), Happy Monsters, Zozox (experimental), Magic Sound (packaging typeface), Arena Mascaras (dingbats), Top View (3d face), Flagadoum, Last King Quest, Rhythm n Blacks (textured face), Troll Sketched, Superpoz (a 3d painted typeface of exceptional beauty), HalloCuties (Halloween font), Gothik Steel (circus font), Silvestre Relief (3d titling face), Just Like That (comic book face), Numero 10 (athletic lettering), Tet de Mor (skulls), Facelook, Xmas Dad, Instant Marker, Ragtimer, Punk Dots (textured face), Onomato Vlam (comic book balloons), 8th Cargo (textured mechanical octagonal face), Zu Kabarett (creepy curly German expressionist face), Unusual Day One, Happy New One (party font), Xmas Doods, Xmas Doods 2, Higher, Usual Day One, Team 401 (athletic lettering), Doonga (comic strip letters), Killer's Move.

Typefaces from 2013: Them (fat brush), Ghost Code, Tiny Heroes (figurines), Over There (sci-fi), Higher than High, Abandon (sketched face), Broken Hearts, True Stories, A wolf at the door (wood style poster face), Elo Hand, Bots n Droids (dingbats), Toonimals 2 (dingbats), Halftoned Backup (textured face), Novlang (textured poster face), Come With Us, Ptits Pirates (pirate figurines), Board Dudes (skateboard dingbats), Big Bro's Watch (grungy), Doonga Slash (comic book face), Round About, Signz, Lethal League (grungy athletic lettering), Dark Times, Dandy Hat Trick, tardots (textured typeface), Dinoz (dinosaur dingbats), Big Surprise (fat script), Comix Loud, Arlequin, Fanzine Title, Scotch Taped, Phoenix (dingbats), Rock's Death (grunge), Tuamotu (textured), Trees Friends (dingbats), King Arthur Legend (blackletter), Fairy Strange, Flame On, Mystery, Money Go Round (ransom note font), Seven of One, Captain's Talk, Peaches en Regalia (sketch font), Wrong Board (textured or crayon typeface), Subito (comic book face), Extra Sales (signage face), Gimme Danger (grunge stencil), Alphabet City (graffiti font), Raleigh Rock, Rysky Lines, Splash, Good Vibers (comic book figurines), Tequilla Sunrise (3d shadow face), Graphers Blog, Star Waves, Splash, Action Comics, Wild Trails (wood plank typeface), Tiki Club (dingbats), Bad Striped (sketched face), Come With Me (paint drip face), Famous Oldies (textured face), Girly Toons (dingbats), Eshop Advert, Full Pack 2025, Dickson's Tale (a great grungy caps face), Hand Typewriter, Campus Relief (athletic lettering), ZalienZ (dingbats), Manga Style (oriental brush), Journal du Soir (letterpress emulation), Royal Delight (3d sketched face), Gothix Fate, Lettrisme (a letterpress ransom note font), NYC Zone 123 (graffiti face), Tedz (teddy bear dingbats), Merry Xmas, Last Day On Earth (textured typeface).

Typefaces from 2014: On The Roof (or: On The Tops), Mad Groove Blast, Another Brick (textured face), Destination Future, Perversionist, Dex's Jobs (Treefrog-style typeface), Ptit Coeur d'Amour, Mickey's School (athletic lettering), One Way or Another (a hand-drawn poster typeface), Californian Cars (license plates), Building State Empire, Back on Lime (shadow face), Next Ups (graffiti face), PatchFun (textured face), Railway to Hells, Shut'em Down, Misunderstanding, Another Brick (textureface), Perversionist (grunge), Destination Future, Linographer, Polish Posterisation, For Girls Only, Half Price 4 You (sketched typeface), Secret Agency (bad ink grunge), Player One (a grungy baseball Script), Raw Notice, Home Mad Popsters, No Silly Walk There, Bad Coma (lovely grunge), Dark Net Warrior (grunge), Cowboy Movie (Western font), Palm Beach (textured typeface), Search n Destroy (textured), Carnaval de mai, Variations (textured).

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Imanol Buisan

Barcelona-based designer of Wire Alphabet (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

In Cheol Hwang

Born in 1985 in South Korea, In Cheol Hwang is a product and industrial designer in Busan, South Korea. Creator of Pop-Up (2010), an experimental face.

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Ines Roque

Lisbon-based designer who created the purely geometric display face INRO (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Inez Van Lamsweerde&Vindoodh Matadin

Creators of the half-image caps face Boy Alphabet (2010) for Vman. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ingeborg Lund

Graphic design student (BA) at Skolen for Visuel Kommunikation in Haderslev, Denmark. Creator of the electrical experimental typeface Iskry (2012).

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Ingel Martin

Tartu, Estonia-based designer of the experimental face Submarine (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ingmar Spiller

German designer of the experimental typefaces Funke and Runic in 2010. Another URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Inquietto
[Oscar Marchal]

Oscar Marchal (Inquietto; b. 1977) is an art director and creative director in Barcelona, who specializes in motion graphics, animation, 3D graphics, illustration, graphic design, cinema, TV graphics and multimedia applications. He has made some experimental typefaces: Pena (2009), Buga (2009), Sticky (2008), Rec (2008). Extravaganzza (2008) is a free sans face that can be found here. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ioana Vlad Munteanu

Graphic designer and typographer in Bucharest, Romania. Her typefaces include Deco Interrupted (2009, stencil) and Overlaping 80s (2009) (sic). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ioannis Fetanis

Athens, Greece-based creative director and founder of Fetanis, b. 1983. He studied Graphic Design at AKTO (Athenian Artistic and Technological Group), and he graduated in 2004 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He completed his studies in 2007 obtaining a Master of Arts in Design (Social Design & Visual Communication of N.G.O.) from Middlesex University, London.

In 2012, he created the layered typeface Yama by superimposing geometric structures.

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Iordanis Passas
[IP Art]

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IP Art
[Iordanis Passas]

Iordanis Passas (IP Art) is a designer in Athens, b. 1986, who is now located in London. He published some free typefaces including Outer Space (2014, download), Dropper (2014), Born to be Condensed (2013), Serious Man (2013, a 3d typeface), IP Arial (2012, an experimental overlay typeface), Brush of Anarchy (2012, graffiti face), Cubes (2013), Mia (2014, free), The Kids Marker (2014).

Dafont link. Fontspace link. Blogspot link. Behance link. Download many of his fonts at Free Typography. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ipsum Planet
[Pedro Pan]

Design group associated with Neo2 magazine in Spain, for which they created some (free) experimental typefaces. The designer seems to be Pedro Pan. These include the paperclip face Aria (2002), the bold rounded face Bassel (2002), Barco.D.A. (2006), Web (2002, pixel face), Teletype (2003, stitching font), Video (2002, blocky face), Puntogotic (2002, fuzzy blackletter), Gallega (octagonal), Zarautz (2006, fashionable simple sans, free here), Track (octagonal), Ciclo (2007, bike chain-themed glyphs), Rotring (arc-themed), Paperfont (2006, alphabet made out of paper), Canaletto (2006, rounded monoline font), New Euro (2002, vertically etched all-caps face), Pixar Five (2002, pixel face), Quiniela (2002, stitching font), Steroid (2008, Star Trek font), Spectrum (2002, rectangularly-pixeled face), Regaliz (2005, a multiline face), Icon (2002, a multiline face), Alpha and Airline (2002, octagonal monoline faces), Elo (2004, a good-looking art deco face), Tipod (2006, dot matrix face), Button (2002, dot matrix face), Lobula (2007, art deco), Bit (2002, pixel face), TCK-2000 (2000, futuristic), Rubik (2002, art deco), Error PostScript (2002), Strokes (2003, a multiline face), Maciza (2003), DNNR (2004), Sector-96 (2007, modular), Novich (2007, glyphs based on musical notes), Funk (2003, simple sans), De Stijl (2002), Hi-Fi (2002, pixelish), Salami. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Iraldy Terrones

London-based creator of Process (2012), an experimental typeface inspired by circles. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Irina Kopytina

Graphic design student at ArtEZ school in Arnhem, Netherlands, who is originally from Moscow. She created the italic face Arnhemse jochies (2010) and the experimental typeface Breadclip (2012).

In 2014, we find her in Brussels, Belgium, where she created a gridded octagonal typeface.

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Isabel Fernandes

London-based designer of a moving light typeface (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Isaiah Montoya

FontStructor, aka Aerolynx, who made the experimental face Spongeia (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ismael Fino

Graphic designer in Guadalajara, Mexico. Textures inspired him to create the geometric textured typeface FN Tekture (2010), FN RE EVO (2011), FN Revoluxion (2012), and the spurred military typeface Nacion Gothic (2012). Monotypo (2012) is a hairline fashion mag sans typeface.

In 2013, he created the ball terminal ornamental typeface Mexique. He drew inspiration from Porfirio Diaz and Mexico in the 1880s.

His typefaces can be bought via HypeForType. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ivan Favalezza

Ivan Favalezza (Verona, Italy) designed the experimental geometric typeface Snowflakes Display (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ivan Hristov
[Fontan2.com]

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Ivan Rodéo Rodriguez

Designer in Pau, France. He made Grafeo (2011, experimental) and Caseo (2011, also experimental). Behance link. Other creations include Rodeo (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ivana Concilio

Ivana Concilio (Salerno, Italy) created the experimental CMD font (2012). What, how, why? She also made the wall-writing typeface Ribbonpop (2013) and the graffiti typeface FloWell (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ivo Pimentel

Graphic designer in Entroncamento, Portugal, who created the angular experimental typeface Weird in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Izumi Najamura
[Flyer's Feeling]

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J. Ricardo Pareds Orozco

Ricardo Paredes (Erre Design, Monterrey, Mexico) designed the experimental geometric all-caps typeface Move Type in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

JAB Font Foundry
[Joseph Anthony Bartolo]

JAB is Joseph Anthony Bartolo's foundry, located in Tarxien, Malta. MyFonts sells the hieroglyph-inspired ransom note font Hieroglyphs Nefertiti Akhenaten (2006) as well as Hebrewish (2007), a faux Hebrew face. Megre (2010) is an exercise in unusual placements of serifs. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

JaCeeN 1

Designer of the hybrid font Times New Arial (2013). Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jacek Murzyn

Ennis, Ireland-based FontStructor who made these typefaces in 2012: Coffee, Arnold, Puncher, Fontstrome Centred, Flora New (kitchen tile face), Square Cutter, Ancientica, Flora, Abacus, JM Squers, JM Aleksandra, JM Dominik, JM Daniels (dot matrix face), JM Beata (experimental). In 2013, he designed Jacek Daniel's by taping up holes of a Jack Daniels No7 bottle case. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jack Maschka

During his studies at Full Sail University, Jack Maschka (Orlando, FL) created the mechanical line exploration typeface Mantis (2014), which is inspired by designer Petros Afshar. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jack Richardson

Graphic designer and illustrator who graduated from Cambridge School of Art in 2009, and who still lives in Cambridge, UK. He created several experimental typefaces in 2010. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jack Usine
[SMeltery Fonts]

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Jackeline González Morocho

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

Jackie Kutsinski

Graphic designer in Chicago, who created Sticks of Gum (2012, squarish typeface) and Kringla (2012, experimental typeface based on the shapes of he Nowegian treat called Kringla). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jacques André

French type professor (b. 1938) who designed some experimental fonts such as Delorme (1989). Jacques André has been working in the field of structured documents and digital typography since 1980. He was the leader of the European Didot Project concerned with the digitization of types. He is Research Director at INRIA (the French National Institute on Computer Science) in Rennes, and his work covers the digitization of ancient books and the encoding of their fonts and glyphes.

Author of Histoire de l'écriture typographique: Le XIXe siècle français (2013, with Christian Laucou). From the blurb: Pour montrer toute la richesse de cette période, les auteurs ont choisi d'en raconter les aventures successives: les Anglais avec l'invention des caractères gras, des égyptiennes et des sans-sérifs; la fonderie Gillé qui devient celle de Balzac puis de De Berny et qui rejoindra, à l'aube du XXe siècle, celle des Peignot; la saga des Didot, de la rigueur de Firmin à l'extravagance de Jules; l'Imprimerie royale, puis impériale ou nationale, ses caractères orientaux et ceux de labeur, qui perdureront tant qu'il y aura du plomb; Louis Perrin, qui réinvente les elzévirs; les grandes fonderies françaises, qui rivalisent d'invention et de copies, et, enfin, les évolutions techniques de tout le siècle.

Author of Caractères numériques: introduction, in: Cahiers GUTenberg, 1997, pp. 5-44. [Google] [More]  ⦿

JAF34

JAF34 is an independent graphic designer in Prague. Creator of the thin experimental typeface Work 30 (2013) and the hipster typefaces Universum (2014) and Dupliciter (2014).

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

Jai Sandhu

British designer of the experimental alphabet Deception (2012). He also made the bespoke heavy slab face Unique (2012).

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Jaime Nascimento
[LAP Agencias de Comunicacao]

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Jake Thielmann

During his studies in Kiel, WI, Jake Thielmann designed the arc-based experimental typeface Eclipse (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jakob Jugovic

Slovenian designer of the experimental face Aanima and the graffiti face Mazaccio during the design workshop TipoBrda in 2007. Participant in the TipoRenesansa workshop in Slovenia in 2010, who designed Crepaldi (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jakob Nylund
[Just My Type]

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Jakob Runge
[Typemefonts (was: 26plus zeichen)]

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Jakub Caja

Prague-based designer who made his first typeface in 2011, a monoline sans. He also made the multilined connected script faces Andante (2011) and Forte (2011), and the micture-of-two-thicknesses face VKUS (2011).

In 2013, he published Publikum Book, which is inspired by Public (1956, Stanislav Marso), a typeface that was very popular in Czech newspapers, books and magazines. [A related typeface is Tomas Brousil's RePublic Text, 2003.] At the end of 2013, in a with Georg Seifert (creator of Glyphs app) in Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic, Jakub designed Georg. [Google] [More]  ⦿

James D. Molgaard

James Molgaard is a print designer in Hayward, CA. Behance link. He had the idea in 2011 to create glyphs out of bi-colored circles for testing color-blindness. His font is called Color Blind Font (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

James Dolence

Den Haag-based creator of the Milks display family (2012), of Miks (2013, a mixture of Rockwell and VAG Round), and of the subway-inspired Metron (2012).

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James Fitzgerald

Graphic design student at South Essex College who lives in Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom. Creator of an experimental typeface in 2011. [Google] [More]  ⦿

James Geofrey Nunn

Graphic designer and typographer from Melbourne, Australia. Behance link. Creator of the geometric sans face Positano (2011). Corporate work includes the art deco face Butcher Florist done for Melbourne band Butcher Florist. Deer Sue is an experimental face with a prehistoric man theme. [Google] [More]  ⦿

James George Dunn
[Type For Now]

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James Isaac

Creative designer in Rochester, UK, who created the experimental Cycle Typeface (2012), in which all glyphs are made up of parts of a bicycle. [Google] [More]  ⦿

James Martin

James Martin is from Cincinnati but works as a designer in Atlanta. The computer mouse served as the catalyst for the funky Mousetrap alphabet (2006-2007). Not a font. In 2012, he created the free octagonal font Aluap Sans. [Google] [More]  ⦿

James McNaught

Edinburgh, UK-based designer of the alchemic typeface Evolution (2013). It was an experiment for his thesis: Based on Paul Renner's Futura (1928), it begins as archetypal Roman letterforms and gradually disintegrates into abstraction and illegibility. The aim was to represent how current typographers have taken what we recognise through association & cultural agreement to be our alphabet and modified it through ornamentation, subtraction or deviation to unreadable extents. This typeface, in its journey from perfect alphanumeric characters to illegible symbols, brings the notation of language to paradoxically its most abstract and most core forms: coded visual marks, decrypted into linguistic and semantic meaning. [Google] [More]  ⦿

James Meeks

Buffalo, NY-based digital artist. Creator of the modular experimental AI Typeface (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

James Montalbano
[Terminal Design]

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James Nunn

Australian creator of the alchemic alphabet face Deer Sue (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

James Prior

James Prior from Toronto drew Beggars Alphabet (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

James Wickenden

London-based designer of the experimental typeface Escape (2013), which was inspired by parts of a staircase.

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Jamie Shirra

During his graphic design studies in Glasgow, Jamie Shirra created the outlined square-shaped typeface Block Dot (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jan Dietvorst

Den Haag-based designer of the very experimental geometric face Tangram (2011), The Monks Are Allright (2012), and Scripto (2011). Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jan Duda

During his studies in Warsaw in 2013, Jan Duda designed the script typeface Szczud and the experimental caps typeface Tarot. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jan Kiesswetter

German designer who created the experimental display face Liquid Lines (2008) for Neo2 magazine. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jan Sicko

Slovak designer of Vlna (2004), an experimental typeface. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jan Thomás

Designer at Linotype of Linotype Alphabat, Linotype Element, Linotype Silver, and Linotype Startec, all experimental fonts made in 1999. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Janci Gejdos

During his studies in Ruzomberok, Slovakia, Janci Gejdos created the experimental typeface Initial (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jane Kiseleva

Graphic designer from Moscow. During her studies at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London, she created the experimental Latin typefaces Overlap Regular (2014) and Ambigram (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Janet Nguyen

Graphic designer in Garden Grove, CA. Behance link.

Creator of the DNA-inspired experimental typeface Typosomes (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Janique Le Bail

Janique Le Bail (Jellygraphers, London, UK, and Paris, France) created Jazz (2013, a rounded face for the publishing house Jazz), Tense (2013, a connect-the-dots typeface), Captain (2013, a modular heavy italic, renamed Capitaine), Drop (2013, based on a drop of water), and Antheor (2013, a hexagonal typeface).

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Jared Eberhardt
[We Are Not You]

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Jared Hamryszczak

During his industrial design studies in Warsaw, Poland, Jared Hamryszczak created the experimental minimalist typeface Zipp (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jared Hamryszczak

During his studies in Warsaw, Poland, Jared Hamryszczak created an untitled minimalist experimental typeface (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jared Richardson

Graphic and brand designer. Creator of the techno face Molar (2001, designed at Arnell Group, as part of an identity for a proprietary teeth whitening system), Sony Headphone (2001, custom), Sony Pictographs (2001), and the oriental simulation face Coreyan (1997, a hybrid of Korean and Japanese characters, designed to be read in the roman alphabet). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jarrik Muller

Dutch graphic designer in Amsterdam who has many typographic projects and occasionally creates a typeface. His typefaces are experimental and functional. One, called Puzzle, leaves it up to the user to position the sliding letters---quite an ingenious idea. Get Busy (2006) is artsy and futuristic. Escape (2006) is pixelish grunge. Union (2006), Get1 (2006, modular, computerized), Get Free (2007, a free piano key font done for Neo2, the magazine), Softmachine (2009), NB Light (2009, a techno matchstick face done with the help of Neubau), 3D (2009), Optical (2007, a futuristic geometric experiment), Contrast (2006), Lovely (2006), Muller Fontein (2006, experimental), Blok (2010, 3d and modular; see also Blok (2013, Dick Pape) which was influenced by Jarrik's Blok), Love (2006), and Volle Vrijheid (2006, very experimental) round out his dossier.

In 2014, he set up Citype. At Citype, he published the free pixelish typeface Amsterdam.

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Jasmine Kounang

Graphic designer in Brooklyn, NY. Using Glypha 55 Light as a skeleton, she created the Sequence typeface (2012, experimental). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jason E. Lewis

Director of Obx Labs and professor of design at Concordia University, Montreal, since 2002. With Bruno Nadeau, he developed creative type software called Mr. Softie. His bio at Concordia: Jason Lewis is an Assistant Professor of Computation Arts program at Concordia University. His research explores the semantics of interaction, and his creative practice revolves around experiments with dynamic, interactive and performative text. He teaches Interactive Media and Advanced Topics in Computational Media. Before entering academia he spent ten years leading projects in places such as Interval Research and the Institute for Research on Learning. He studied philosophy and computer science at Stanford University, and then art and design at the Royal College of Art, London, where he received an MPhil. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jason Esquenazi

Los Angeles-based designer of the boomerang-themed typeface xFont (2013), of the hexagonal typeface Buzz (2013), and of the experimental typeface Halvesvetica (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jason Janus

Designer at T-26 of the experimental Janus family in 1998.

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

Jason R. Ramirez

Not to be confounded with Jason Ramirez (Pennyzine, Brooklyn, New York). Jason R. Ramirez (who also happens to be in Brooklyn, NY, where he does book covers and book design at St. Martin's Press) did an experimental alphabet (2009) made on the basis of photocopies of a single string, and another one based upon cracks in stones called Urban Decay (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jason Ramirez
[Ground Control (was: Penny Font Foundry, or: Pennyzine)]

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Jasper Joris

During his graphic design studies at Sint Lucasin Antwerpen, Belgium, Jasper Jors created an untitled experimental monogram typeface (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Javier Mariscal
[Estudio Mariscal]

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Jérôme Rigaud

Swiss typographer at Fontnest (which he cofounded in 2002 with Pierre Schmidt&Fritz Menzer while studying at ECAL) who designed these fonts at Font Nest: Wellkrau (pixel face, with Peirre terrier and Aimée Hoving), TGV, Lafrui (a connected lettering font), Plan De Paris (lettering from an old plan of Paris), ScriptedPix (a connected screen font), Rhizompix (a screen font), Pix2x (an experimental screen font), CPC (screen font), Condpix (a screen font), Angula (angular face), Thin Flower, P-Text (sans; with Pierre Terrier), Handled_Matrix (a dirty screen font), Soul&Funk (2002), Russian (2002, a Cyrillic simulation font), After The Rain, mtrxs (with Sylvain Aerni: a dot matrix font), Helveliga (with Fabian Monod and Sylvain Aerni), Jawut OT (with Pierre Terrier, Franz Hoffmann, and Juerg Lehni), Circulaheute, Courrierbitmap. He is a digital editor and designer. With Pierre Schmidt and Fritz Menzer he created Electronest (a company). In 2008, he created the experimental type family Futura Domus. Alternate URL. Currently, Rigaud is a London-based artist, designer, digital editor and technologist producing both design and art work for companies, collectors, and institutions. He has a continuing interest in going beyond the traditional boundaries of the art, business, science and technology fields through hybrid collaborations. His type design blog. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jean Romain

Bordeaux-based designer. Behance link. Creator of the experimental geometric face No Name Typography (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jean-Lou Désiré

UK-based type designer, originally from Mauritius. He created Kub AF (2002, an experimental 3d face) at ACME. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Jean-Michel Verbeeck

Jean-Michel Verbeeck (Konstruktiv, Mol, Belgium) made the experimental font Konstruktiv (2010) which he says can be downloaded here (but I could not find it). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jeanne Arielle Rodriguez

Based in Calcocan, The Philippines, Jeanne Arielle Rodriguez created the free optical challenge font Rodriguez Geometric Paper (2013).

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

Jeannette Wiseth Karlsen

Designer in Slemmestad, Norway, who graduated from a school in Oslo in 2012. She created an experimental caps typeface in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

JeeSuk Kim

Pasadena, CA-based designer of NchoV (2010), a typeface inspired by schools of anchovis. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jeferson Damasceno Lima

Brazilian designer of Square Alphabet (2011, geometric, experimental), and the dot matrix face Digt R (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jeff T. Jarvis

Jeff Jarvis (Brooklyn, NY) makes custom typefaces (such as Elizabet Dee (2012)) as well as experimental ones. In 2012, he created the Western face Ye Olde Geometric, Strypeface (a beautiful multiline display typeface) and the rounded stencil face Alphabits.

Typefaces from 2014 include the 3d cubic typeface IsoType.

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Jekabs Osins

Designer whose Black Square Typeface (2012) is a nihilist experiment, in which each letter is a black square, as in Kazimir Malevich's Black Square painting. Beam (2012) is another typeface experiment. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jelena Drobac

Serbian student at Belgrade's Faculty of Applied Arts. Designer of the experimental sans face Relogio (2006). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jelena Gagic

Belgrade, Serbia-based designer of the square-shaped experimental typeface Lena's Font (2013). Jelena can best be described as a minimalist artist and illustrator. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jelle van Garderen

Jelle van Garderen (Bilzen, Belgium) created Jelle (2012, experimental typeface). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jemma Davidge

During her studies at Salford University in Manchester, UK, Jemma davidge created Bones (2012) and Fringe Cringe (2013), two experimental typefaces. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jennifer Lee

Toronto-based designer of the experimental typeface Tundrik (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jennifer Lemoy

During her graphic design studies, Jennifer Lemoy (Valence, France) created the experimental typeface Vibration (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jens Weigel
[Screentypo.org]

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Jeremiah Lobdell

Graphic designer at the Art Institute International of Minnesota. Creator of the experimental faces Custom Typeface #1 (2011) and Custom Typeface #2 (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jeremy Hally
[Figure Studio]

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Jeremy Mickel
[MCKL (was: Mickel Design)]

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Jeremy Steiner

Graphic design student at The Art Institute of Indianapolis, 2011. Creator of the experimental face Rocco (2011)--think Rockwell marries Didot. He also made the tattoo / blackletter face Feral Wolf (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jerish Naidoo

Designer in Sydney, Australia, who dabbled in a few experimental typefaces, such as Ears (2012) and Coathanger (2012). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jeroen Krielaars
[Calango]

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Jesperi Virtanen

Finnish graphic design student in the UK. Creator of various experimental typefaces in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jesse Merrell

Graphic designer in Los Angeles, who created Direction Slab (2012), and Utility Mono (2012, squarish, monospaced and monoline). Substitution Code (2012) is an experimental typeface. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jesse Tarlton

Typographer and graphic designer in Golden, CO. Creator of the all caps titling sans face called Bass Face (2011) and of the experimental pair of fat geometric display faces Do It Soft and Do It Hard (2010).

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Jessica Camacho

During her studies, Jessica Camacho (Faro, Portugal) created Light Alphabet (2013) using LED lights and a camera. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jessica Ongko

Jessica Ongko (Atlanta, GA) is a Creative Circus student. She created A Type of Wire (2012), which was inspired by the wire legs of a breakfast in bed table from IKEA. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jessica van Wegberg

Graphic designer and art director in Australia. Creator of the fat counterless face Blokk Funk (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jessica Weimer

During her graphic design studies in Southampton, UK, Jessica Weimer created Inclinatio (2014, an experimental typeface) and Giant (2014, modular typeface). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jessy Naudin

Jessy Naudin (b. 1995) is the Bourges, France-based designer of the counterless geometric typeface Devlose (2012) and of the hairline drafting typeface Go To The Sky (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

JET

JET is a designer in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. He created the experimental Weird Font and the 3d typeface Typo 01 in 2013.

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Jiři Spa#269;il
[Jiri Spacil]

Czech designer (b. 1998) of the experimental typeface Dmesh (2014). Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jimmie Zu
[Dos BCN]

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Jingboo Young

During her studies Jingboo Young (Beinjing, China) created an experimental Chinese caps typeface called Chair (2014), and an all-caps Latin ornamental typeface without a name. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jiri Spacil
[Jiři Spa#269;il]

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Jiu Seo

Visual designer in Seoul. Creator of Cigarette Font (2012, experimental) and Metro Font (2012, experimental). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jo Aguilar

Quezon City, The Philippines-based designer of the experimental geometric typeface Geometreo (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joachim Müller-Lancé
[kametype]

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Joachim Schmitz

Student at the University of Wuppertal who made the experimental typeface Such Mich (2004). He also made the beautiful dingbat face Kristallin (2004). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jónas Valtýsson

Icelandic graphic designer, b. Reykjavik. He created the fat finger face Skar (2006) and designed many music album covers. About his experimental face Morthens (2007), he writes: Morthens is a strict script display typreface. The brief was to find a type face and design another typeface based on that. I decided to use a script typeface called Vitrina by Pablo Medina. I used it because I liked the method he uses creating his typefaces. He takes picture of his urban surroundings and bases his typefaces on them. I created a typeface based on the most prominent thing in my urban surrounding at the moment which is construcion sites. It has three weights called Ásbjörn, Þorlákur and Haukur. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joan Ramon Pastor Rovira
[Ultra Types]

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Joana Pais

Joana Teles Rodrigues Pais is originally from Portugal, but lives in Milan. In 2009, she obtained a masters degree from the Scuola Politecnica di Design SPD in Milan. She made an experimental typeface called Small Urban Disasters (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joana Silva

Communication designer in Torrres Novas, Portugal, who designed Alfabeto Modular (2013), a highly experimental minimalist typeface for a university project. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joancarles P. Casasín
[Typerware]

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Joanne Kwok

Joanne Kwok writes about her typeface Psyche (2013): Psyche is a display typeface that translates Derren Brown's mind-reading techniques into letterforms. The action ink dropping into clear water is used as a metaphor for mind-misdirection. The typeface describes the feeling and the mind-reading process during Derren Brown's performance. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joao Vasconcelos

Designer at T-26 of Numb (2009, a 12-style octagonal family), Mink (2006, bold and regular), an experimental sans face, followed by Mink Complete (2007) and Mink 3D (2007).

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Joaquim Massana
[Tipos Reunidos (or: Petit Comite)]

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João Miranda

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

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

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Jodie Koldijk

Graphic designer in Amsterdam who created Untitled (2012) and Random (2012), experimental typefaces. Her second font is called Font Twee (2012). She also created a Victorian typeface in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jody Yeoh

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

Joe Scerri
[Joe Scerri Design]

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Joe Scerri Design
[Joe Scerri]

Joe A. Scerri is a British born Maltese-Australian graphic designer based in Zürich Switzerland. Since graduating with a diploma from Central Metrolpolitan College of Visual Art in Perth Western Australia in 1990, he has worked in publishing, multimedia, advertising and design, both in Sydney and in Basel. For the Spanish magazine Neo2, Joe Scerri created the free experimental dotted line face Kassette (2006). In 2005, he made the experimental face Faena (no download). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joel Kirckhoff

Cartoonist and graphic designer in York, PA. He created the experimental face Jet Fuel (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joel Lozano

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.

Behance link. . Behance link for Forma.co. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Joel Santos
[yrmk (was: Youremin)]

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Johanna Balusikova

Johanna Balusikova (b. 1974, Slovakia), now Johanna Bilak, studied typography at Atelier National de Création Typographique in Paris and at the Bratislava Art Academy in her native Slovakia, as well as at the Jan van Eyck Akademie in the Netherlands. She now works as a freelance graphic designer in The Hague, where she has lived since 1999. She designed Jigsaw (2000) at Typotheque: this was originally intended as a Multiple Master font that varies from roman to stencil.

At ATypI 2004 in Prague, she spoke about "Experiment and typography". Alternate URL. Co-editor with Alan Zaruba of We Want You To Love Type (2004, e-a-t). Since 2003 she is a partner in Peter Bilak's Typotheque. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Johanny Franchi

Designer of the experimental face PD Boquerón (2006, Prodiseño). [Google] [More]  ⦿

John Baichtal
[Famished.org]

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John Bomparte
[Bomparte's Fonts]

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John Burgess

Midlands, UK-based graphic design student. Spirography (2011) is an experimental geometric display face inspired by the British engineer Denys Fisher's invention the Spirograph, a drawing toy that creates mathematical curves. Folded (2011) is a paper fold typeface. [Google] [More]  ⦿

John Dilworth

Artist in Salt Lake City. FontStructor who specializes in geometric pattern alphabets such as Cloaked Humanity (2010) and the blackletter version of it, Fraktured Humanity (2010, based on drawings from Albrecht Durer's De Symmetria). Other faces from 2010: Super Elevated, Shock, Elevated Humanity. [Google] [More]  ⦿

John S.C. Simpson

Art director in New York City. Born in Britain, he is a typographer, illustrator, painter, branding specialist and graphic artist. His largely experimental type design work includes the retro techno face Magazine No. 33 (2013), Salt (2013), Echo 08 (2013, a multilined logotype family), Digit 002 (2013), Can Pull Regular (2013), Loser 003 (2013), Wurm Digitail (2013, pixelish), Cant Blok (2013), Fac 003 (2013), Fac (2013), Pramb (2013), 12 Blocks New York (2013), Intro (2013), and Fast Forward (2013).

Typefaces from 2014: Leonardo (grunge and geometry experiment).

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John Slattery

During his studies at Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, John Slattery created some pixelish typefaces based on Islamic tile patterns, as well as some exoerimental typefaces called Two in One. [Google] [More]  ⦿

John Spencer

Provo, UT-based designer of the experimental uncial font Pseudo Sachsen (2003) and of the handwriting font Hand Me Down (2003). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Johnny Locke

Designer who used FontStruct in 2008 to make the experimental typefaces JKLNo#1 through JLNo#7. JLNo#6 is a pixel face. In 2011, he made the mechanical industrial face Slabber.

In 2012, Locke added the art deco face Broadway Love (and Broadway Love 2), Moscow Berlin (2012, a constructivist or Cyrillic simulation typeface), Rubicone (a stenciled Egyptian), Industry Stencil, Thakur, TipTap Decor, Karma, and Sketch6. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jon Ronnquist

Designer of the free orthogonally-stroked typeface experimentla typeface Origin Alphabet (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jonas Ersland

Designer of the barcode simulation typeface InMono (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jonas Helgeneset

Jonas Helgeneset (Oslo, Norway) created the curvy decoratie headline face Smash (2011) and the experimental face Trendy (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jonathan Barnbrook
[VirusFonts (was: Virus Foundry, Studio 12)]

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Jonathan Calugi
[Happyloverstown]

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Jonathan Ford

Graphic design student at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK, in 2012. He currently lives in Chesterfield, UK. Creator of Metria (2012, an experimental prismatic typeface), Rainbow (2012, another prismatic typeface), and Erinnerung (2012, a solemn blackletter typeface).

I especially appreciate the anti-coke poster in his portfolio, which reads: For nine years the 450 workers at the Coca-Cola bottling plant in Guatemala City fought a battle for their jobs, their trade union and their lives. Three times they occupied the plant---on the last occasion for 13 months. Three General Secretaries of their union were murdered and five other workers killed.

To celebrate the Olympics in London in 2012, he created a typeface based on the Olympic rings, using a circular grid system. The typeface is called Olympia (2012).

In 2013, he created Core (an inline simple sans), Rounded Mod (geometric rounded circle-based sans), and Pixel. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jonathan Lavoie

Quebec-based designer of the experimental face Smashed at UQAM (2003). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jonathan Lowman

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

Jonathan Puckey

Amsterdam-based designer. His first font is the experimental fingernail-shaped Malenky Bit (2003). He also made Moloko (2003), FontfjeCaps (2004) and Ready Made (2004). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jonny Biggs

British creator of the connect-the-dots typeface Constellation (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joonghyun Cho

Seoul, Korea-based designer of the experimental typeface Force Fields of Typography (2014, Latin). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joram Hibbel

Amstelveen, Netherlands-based type designer who made an experimental typeface in 2010. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jordan Metcalf

Cape Town-based graphic designer and illustrator, who made some experimental typefaces. Flickr page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jorge Iván Moreno Majul

Mexican type designer. Award winner at Tipos Latinos 2010 for his screen face Wixarika. At Tipos Latinos 2012, he won an award for the layering typeface Antorcha. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jorge Rico

Toledo, Spain-based graphic designer. He used the positions of the stars to create connect-the-points letters in his Constellation typeface (2012). He also made a nice icon set called War Signs (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jorik Hengstmengel

Dutch student at KABK, Den Haag, who is working on a tiny pixel font, Daffodil (2006) and of the experimental face Quikzilver (2006). [Google] [More]  ⦿

José Antonio Garrido Izquierdo
[Noem9 Studio]

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José Chamorro Salas

Graphic designer, who graduated in 2002 from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. His experimental and cellular face Code Secure won an award at the 2005 FUSE type competition. [Google] [More]  ⦿

José Ernesto Rodriguez

Potsdam, Berlin-based graphic designer. He created Handschrift (2011) by using nothing but his hands and a photocopy machine. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

José Fabio

Brazilian codesigner with Melissa Trigueiro, Ricardo, George Vinícios and Paula Robalinha of the experimental typeface Geometrica (2005, Tipos do aCASO). [Google] [More]  ⦿

José Javier Gascó Sánchez

Valencia, Spain-based creator of a minimalist typeface in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

José Tonacca

José graduated from Universidad Tecnológica Metropolitana de Santiago de Chile in 2007. For the type design course there, he created the display face Chichen Type. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joseph Anthony Bartolo
[JAB Font Foundry]

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Joseph Spicer

Owensville and/or Vincennes, IN-based art student (b. 1985) and designer of the Courier-like Shavian font Shaw Mono (2004), ChordBoxes (2010, to create chord diagrams), Bee Skep (2004, for Deseret), Box Puzzle Font (2010), Litterae Ignotae (2010: A Lingua Ignota (Latin for unknown language) was described by the 12th century abbess of Rupertsberg, Hildegard of Bingen, who apparently used it for mystical purposes. To write it, she used an alphabet of 23 letters, the litterae ignotae), Seftos Nandor (2004, for an artificial language called Lower Geldorian), Sëftos Parathenia (2005, also in the Seftos script), this decorative serif (2006, experimental), Alberne Handlung (2007, a narrow all-caps Latin and Cyrillic face), Swartsbok (2007, a nice gothic font), Lumaro (2007, in the style of Times-Roman), Duck Hunt (2004, fat display face, based on the lettering of the title of the game), Anquietas (2004, "the Ancient alphabet from Stargate"), Gothic Book (2005), and Dadh Ath (2004, containing the Ath characters used to write Baronh created by Morioka Hiroyuki and used in Sekai no Monshou). Spicer now lives in Terre Haute, IN. Another web page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joseph Tan

Joseph Tan (Singapore) designed the Peignotian typeface Finkze (2014) and the experimental typeface Minimal (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joseph Walsh

Graphic designer who studied at the University of Salford in Manchester, UK. His Euro (2012) is an exercise in art deco. Modernline (2012) is a five-weight sans family. He also created some experimental typefaces.

Salford Type Foundry link. Blog. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joshua Trees
[Fake I.D.]

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Jön Ingi Einarsson

Reykjavik, Iceland-based graphic designer. He created the geometric paper-cut like face Building (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jörg Hemker
[Herr Hemker]

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Joy Paton

Inspired by Jean Hans Arp, a dada movement artist, Joy Paton (Leicester, UK) dropped some objects on a table, and made glyphs in this randomized manner. The experimental and nonsensical result is The Laws Of Chance typeface (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joyce Li Yan Yee

Design student in Hong Kong in 2009. Creator of the hyper-experimental typeface Neurons (2009, Friday Fonts). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Juan Carlos Grafico
[Juan Carlos Pacheco]

Spanish design/typography site. Juan Carlos Pacheco made the experimental font Polilla (a cross between Flexure and Goudy) in 1997/1998. Spanish type scene. [Google] [More]  ⦿