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Experimental type

[Headline set in Sergiy Tkachenko's Perfo Punto (2011)]


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]  ⦿

[Thomas Huot-Marchand]

256tm is the foundry of Besançon, France-based designer Thomas Huot-Marchand (b. Dole, France, 1977). He studied under Peter Keller at the ANRT in Nancy, and teaches at the École d'Art de Besançon. He has been Director the Atelier national de recherche typographique (ANRT) in Nancy since 2012.

His typefaces are distributed by 205tf (was: 205 Corp, or 256tm):

  • The 72-weight Garaje (from Garaje 55 to Garaje 100; Garaje 53 Unicase Black is free).
  • Minuscule. A ten style family for small print, which won an award at the TDC2 2005 type competition. In Comedia he writes about legibility and the creation of Miniscule, which was optimized to be read at 2 to 6 points. His research for this at the ANRT was based on the theory of "compact typography" put forth by Emile Javal, a French ophtalmologist who explained his ideas in "Physiologie de la lecture et de l'écriture" (1905). For examples, see here and here.
  • The experimental typeface Minerale (2017). Minerale won an award at the Type Directors Club's Type Design Competition 2019.
  • In 2021, he released Album Sans and Album Slab. These fonts were based on designs by Walbaum. He explains: Justus Erich Walbaum (1768-1837), a confectioner by trade, carved his own cake molds. Quite gifted, he became a specialist, developing an activity as a punch-cutter, and eventually bought Ernst Wilhelm Kirschner’s type foundry. Considered to be one of the foremost creators of his time, he engraved gothic letters and Antiqua type, similar to those of Didot and Bodoni. But his romans had a different flavor, and for some, they contain the origins of the Grotesques that followed. In 2010, Thomas Huot-Marchand and SPMillot were asked to develop the typographic identity of the Musée d'Orsay that had been based on Berthold Walbaum since its very beginnings. They proposed adding distant cousins in later typographic styles: a bold grotesque and a thin slab serif, but these typefaces would ultimately remain unused. In 2020, Thomas Huot-Marchand decided to redesign them while developing an extended family. Album is a subtraction of Walbaum: with no serifs for Album Sans and with no contrast for Album Slab. Its silhouette retains some memory of the particular proportions and slightly flattened curves of Walbaum. Album Sans proposes a new reading of grotesques with an extended range of weights: the horizontal terminations of the R and the a, the binocular g, the junction of the k along with the singular design of the numbers, distinguish it from usual forms. The duplexed italics have a reduced slant.

Abstract Fonts link. Home page. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿


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

3 Things

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

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿


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


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]  ⦿

A2 Graphics--SW--HK
[Scott Williams]

Scott Willimas is the cofounder (with Henrik Kubel) of A2. Before that, it was called A2 Graphics/SW/HK, a London based design bureau founded in 1999 by Scott Williams and Henrik Kubel. At A2, he designed the elliptical typeface family Cubbit, as well as the pixel typeface game Over and Eyeslies. Williams and Kubel co-designed AF-Klampenborg (1997-1999) and FY-Brush Script Regular.

In 2014, Scott Williams and Henrik Kubel (A2 Type) co-designed A23D, a 3d-printed letterpress font. It was fabricated by model making specialists Chalk Studios. The font is presented by New North Press, which specializes in traditional letterpress printing. Adrian Harrison made a short film about the birth of the font, charting its progress from preliminary sketches to first inking and printing at New North Press. A23D won an award in the TDC 2015 Type Design competition.

Klingspor link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

A2 Type
[Henrik Kubel]

A2-Type (or simply, A2) is a type foundry set up in the autumn of 2010 by the London based design studio A2/SW/HK. The designers are Henrik Kubel and Scott Williams. A2's bespoke type design is mainly the responsibility of Henrik Kubel, though every typeface is developed and approved by both partners. Kubel is self-taught, making his first typefaces while studying at Denmark's Design School from 1992 until 1997. Their typefaces:

  • 4590
  • 60 Display.
  • Amplify (2013) won an award at TDC 2014.
  • Antwerp (2011). A readable text family designed by Kubel during an Expert Type Design Class in 2011 at Plantin Genootschap in Antwerp.
  • A2 Archi (2005, Henrik Kubel): an octagonal face.
  • A2 Aveny-T (2000, Henrik Kubel): Poster typeface commissioned as aprt of the identity of the Aveny-T theatre in Copenhagen.
  • Agriculture.
  • Archi.
  • Banknote.
  • A2 Battersea (1999, Henrik Kubel): inspired by Meta, DIN and Transport Alphabet. Followed in 2012 by Battersea Slab.
  • Bauhouse.
  • A2 Beckett (2008). A condensed sans family with the masculinity of Impact.
  • Boing.
  • Copenhagen
  • A2 CPH Tram (2009, Henrik Kubel): revival of an odd mini-serifed type found on the exterior of Danish trams, ca. 1920.
  • A2 CWM (2008, Henrik Kubel): constructivist type designed for the headlines and cover of Cold War Modern Design 1945-1970. Octagonal.
  • Dane.
  • A2 Danmark (2008, Henrik Kubel): a display stencil family.
  • A2 Ergonomics (2011).
  • Flavin Medium. A neon tube font.
  • A2 Flowers (2005, Henrik Kubel): arrows, fists, flourishes, ornaments.
  • A2 FM: slab serif family.
  • Foundation (2018) in Sans (Number 44, Condensed, Wide), Serif, and Serif Didot subfamilies. These are all revivals of skeletal typefaces. Foundation Sans Number 44 was inspired by Circular Gothic No. 44 (1879, Charles E. Heyer, for the Great Western Type Foundry). Foundation Sans Condensed and Foundation Sans Wide are derived from two types described as Caractères pour Marques de Linge (typefaces for marking on linen) in the Signes section of the first volume of Spécimen Général des Fonderies Deberny et Peignot (ca. 1934). Foundation Serif is based on Caractère No. 7, another Caractère pour Marques de Linge in that 1934 Deberny & Peignot specimen book. Kubel's inspiration for Foundation Serif Didot was a sheet of lettering (dated 1939) he discovered in the archive of the influential Danish architect and graphic/industrial designer Gunnar Biilmann Petersen, 1897-1968.
  • Grand. A stencil typeface.
  • A2 Grot 10 (2009, Henrik Kubel): a take on the Grot Series by Stephenson Blake. Grot 12 followed in 2015.
  • A2 Impacto (2005-2011, Henrik Kubel): Impact?
  • A2 Klampenborg (1997, Henrik Kubel): industrial style sans.
  • Kunstuff.
  • London (2010).
  • Magna.
  • Maximum.
  • A2 Mazarin (2017). A2 writes: Originally designed as a Garamond-inspired metal typeface by Robert Girard ca. 1921-1923, and published under the name Astrée by Deberny Peignot, the typeface was soon recut and renamed Mazarin by the English foundry Stephenson Blake in 1926. That single style original has now been expertly restored and reimagined as a contemporary typeface in multiple styles.
  • Melissa Script (2010).
  • A2 Monday (2003-2016, Henrik Kubel): based on 19th century English vernacular serif signage type.
  • Moscow Sans (2014-2015). Award winning custom fonts and pictogram system for Moscow Metro. Art directed and designed by A2 (Scott Williams and Henrik Kubel) with Margaret Calvert as type and pictogram consultant. Cyrillic script designed in collaboration with Ilya Ruderman.
  • Naive.
  • New Grotesque Square series (2015). A newspaper typeface modeled after a Stephenson Blake typeface. Followed by New Grotesque Round in 2015-2016.
  • New Rail Alphabet (2009). A refreshed and expanded version of Margaret Calvert's alphabet from the 1960s which saw nationwide use with British Rail, BAA, and the NHS. Developed in cooperation with Margaret Calvert.
  • New Transport (with Margaret Calvert). A digital version of Transport, the Jock Kinnear and Margaret Calvert typeface for the British road signs. New Transport will be commercially released in September 2013.
  • Register (2012-2017). A text typeface family inspired by French renaissance types.
  • Regular (2012-2016). Think Futura in new clothes. Accompanied by Regular Slab.
  • Sans, Slab and Serif typefaces for a redesign of The New York Times Magazine in 2015. The starting point for the Serif font is the Stephenson Blake Garamond-ish metal typeface Mazarin also known as Astrée from French foundry Deberny & Peignot. The slab fonts used for pull quotes and headlines are a continuation of the magazines existing Stymie font but in a condensed format. The sans fonts are linked to the industrial grotesque types, with metal type specimen versions of Futura and Akzidenz fonts as loose models for inspiration.
  • Nosferato.
  • Ole.
  • Outsiders (+Outsiders Light and many other weights). A slab serif family.
  • Parsons Green Medium.
  • A2 Record Gothic (2019, Henrik Kubel), after Robert H. Middleton's American grotesk, Record Gothic (1027, Ludlow). Kubel writes: In celebration of Record Gothic's eclectic history, we designed four related but independent styles: Slab, Mono, Stencil and Outline.
  • Square.
  • Staton.
  • Tagstyle.
  • Test.
  • Triumph.
  • A2 Typewriter (2000, Henrik Kubel): based on Olivetti Typewriter 22.
  • A2 Vogue Floral: a fashion mag modern display face in two styles.
  • Vogue Paris. Granshan 09 Type Design Competition. 1st Prize, Display fonts.
  • A2 Zadie (2005, Henrik Kubel): inspired by Edwardian railings surrounding the Royal Army Military College in London. Used on the cover of the Zadie Smith bestseller On Beauty (2005, Penguin Press, NY). Granshan 10 Type Design Competition. 3rd Prize, Display fontt described as an ornamental blackboard bold type.
  • In 2014, Scott Williams and Henrik Kubel (A2 Type) co-designed A23D, a 3d-printed letterpress font. It was fabricated by model making specialists Chalk Studios. The font is presented by New North Press, which specializes in traditional letterpress printing. Adrian Harrison made a short film about the birth of the font, charting its progress from preliminary sketches to first inking and printing at New North Press. A23D won an award in the TDC 2015 Type Design competition.
  • English 1766 (2017). Kubel's take on Caslon.
  • Regular (2017). A sans family inspired by Memphis, Karnak, Stymie and Futura.
  • Schwiss (2018). Inspired by Akzidenz Grotesk and Helvetica.
Custom type by them include an alphabet for Qantas Airlines (2017), a masthead for Toronto Life (2010), a custom typeface for Banca Sella (2018), Qualcomm (2017), Arne Jacobsen (2018?), Evening Standard Newspaper (2018: 43 fonts), New York Times Magazine's Olympics issue (2018: a monowidth font for stacking), Eurosport Pyeongchang 2018, Weekendavisen (2007-2010), Design Museum London (2010), Faber&Faber (2009-2010), Afterall Publishing (2006-2010), Faulkner Browns Architects (2007), Penguin Press (2005), and Norrebro Bryghus (2005).

At ATypI 2013 in Amsterdam, he spoke about New Transport. Winner of the type design prize at the Tokyo Type Directors Club TDC 2019, with Matt Willey, for the New York Times Magazine Olympic font. [Google] [MyFonts] [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 Hocking

During his grpahic design studies in Norwich, UK, Aaron Hocking created the rounded modular typeface Theo (2016) which can be used for coloring and overlays. [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]  ⦿

[Ali Almasri]

Ali Almasri is the Zarqa and Amman, Jordan-based designer (b. 1986, Zarqa) of the experimental typefaces X-Fire (2006), Relaxic (2005) and Graphiro (2005). He set up the type foundry Abjad in 2014. His typefaces include a fun inline custom typeface for the Wisam barber shop in Zaqra (in 2013), Swissra (2014, a Swiss sans-styled Arabic typeface), Swissra Condensed (2015), Molsaq Pro (2015: a rounded poster font family that features a modern Arabic Naskh with very short descenders and ascenders, and an all-caps Latin counterpart), Allabbad (2017, inspired by the fun hand lettering of Arab graphic design icon Mohieddine Allabbad), Afeesh (2017), Nogoom (2017: inspired by the titles of Egyptian Magazine Alostudio, which used to be published during the 50s-60s), Molsaq Arabic (2015), Molsaq Latin (2015), and Gerlaneu (2006, a 6-style octagonal and geometric family).

In 2020, he co-designed Palsam Pro (Abjad) with Alja Herlah. This rounded sans typeface covers Latin and Arabic. Regarding Palsam Arabic, they write: The main highlight for Palsam was the cursive companion. For the first time, the calligraphic Ijaza style was used as a model for designing the Arabic cursive. The Ijaza is a hyper combination of Naskh and Thuluth, which makes it perfect to be a companion for the upright Naskh.

Typefaces from 2021: Manchette Fine (an Arabic typeface), Manchette (an Arabic headline typeface that was inspired by the hand-written Naskh newspaper headlines during the 1960s and 1970s).

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

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

French foundry on the margins of type society, obsessed with psychotherapeutic experiments, hyper-experimental, and indeed mental, typefaces. This outfit goes under various names. At FontStruct, where most of its fonts are produced, it is known as Neurone Error. At Dafont, it is known as Abneurone Fluid Types. Its commercial branch at MyFonts is called Abneurone Typografix or Abneurone Trauma Types.

Their first commercial fonts are ATT49 Fanfare, ATT48 Thrax, ATT47 Candies, ATT46 Exlixir, ATT45 Transfix, ATT44 X-Cute, ATT43 Small Proteus, ATT42 Childhook, ATT41 Arcane, ATT40 Lysergic4a, ATT39 Liquor, ATT38 Once Upon A Damned, ATT37 Innocence, ATT36 Kidding, ATT35 Bestiaire (2011), ATT34 Lysergic 2a (2011), ATT33 Koan (2011), ATT32 Faun Call (2011), ATT31 Paraphilia (2011), ATT30 Lysergic 1b (2011), ATT29 Mad Hatter (2011), ATT28 Minimori (2011), ATT27 Tripton (2011), ATT26 Lysrergic3a (2011), ATT25 Multicoloured Rythm (2011), ATT24 Swallow (2011), ATT23 Artlien (2011), ATT22 Dopamine (2011), ATT21 ABTOY (2011), ATT20 Rankle (2011), ATT19 Ink Lust (2011), ATT18 Overabundance (2011), ATT17 Ink Circus (2011), ATT16 The Orgians (2011), ATT15 For Whom The Bell Tolls (2011), ATT10 Stereo (2011), ATT11 Heterodoxa (2011), ATT12 Psilocybine (2011), ATT13 Sync (2011), ATT14 Prehisto (2011), ATT8 Human Decay (2011), ATT9 Eroded Eclosion (2011), AT4 Parallax (2011), ATT7 Medieval Sweet Shop (2011), ATT6 Detected Future (2011), ATT5 Hard Sync (2011), ATT4 Chalice (2011), ATT3 Outer Christ (2011), ATT2 Macpanic (2011), ATT1 Nimal Nimoy (2011), AT54 Intermezzo (2011), AT26 Metamorph Candies (2011), AT29 Dystrogonyx (2011), AG2 Placenta (2011), AT17 Farandole (2011), AT27 Innocence (2011), AT3 Nuclear Project (2011), AT38 Nanogonyx (2011), AT49 Neuromicr (2011), AT16 Faun Call (2011), AG1 Neuroticons (2011), AT55 Neo Geo (2011), AT36 Mad Hatter (2011), AT51 Pharmaceutic (2011) and AT5 Childhook (2011).

The FontStruct production in 2011: 00dot 5 TRANSFIX, 00dot 15 DYSTROPHIE POLYGONALE, 00dot 20 CURSED, 00dot 13 PARALLAX, 00dot 12 NUCLEAR TARGET, 00dot_7_nimal_nimoy, 00dot 17 SYNDROME F.K., 00dot 9 NEW TO, 00dot 6 DECLINE AND CODE, 00dot 3 ROBOX, 00dot 2 MINIDECO, 0dot 26 INKSECTS, 00dot 32 STEREO, 00dot 10 SMART PLAYGROUND, 00dot 33 FUTURE NOW, 00dot 23 BLING STREET, 00dot 4 TOXINE, 00dot 31 FAUN CALL, 00dot 19 ELIXIR, 00dot 30 DWARF LOGIC, 00dot 8 THRAX, 00dot 14 A NEW FORM OF BEAUTY, 00dot 22 HETERODOXA, 00dot 27 KIDDING, 00dot 21 INNOCENCE, 00dot 34 PICTORIAL ABUSE, 00ne Stretched Empty Cow (2011, a piano key stencil face), 00ne Empty Cow (2011), 00ne Medication (2011), 00ne Pills, 00ne Minipills, 00ne Stency, 00ne Neurelm, 000tag6 LYSERGIC, 000tag4 ROBOX, 000tag NUCLEAR WARFARE, 00ne dat / dot, 00ne Bat Kidding (+Stencil, +Stencil Quadrillé), 00ne Stencirc, 00ne Neurocirc Neue Deco, 00ne Neurocirc, 00ne Neurologo, 00ne Nutech, 00ne Nutech Black, 00ne Top Pix (+Clean), 00ne Not So Atroce Pixels (+Black), 00ne Videotech, 00ne Videotech Tamagochi, 0One Bad Video, 0One Exagg Superstrong, 00ne Blockollida, 00ne Minicut, 00ne Neuromoog, 00ne Exagg, 00ne XChurch, 00ne NeuroNeoq, 00ne Imprimante Matricielle, 00ne C64 NeurOOpart2, 00ne Heterodoxa, 00neZnorg, 00ne Znorg Heads, 00ne Zwrappearing (dotted and textured), 00neVideotech, A Present for Intaglio (2011, cloned from Intaglio's Wallachia), Inicial 1 (2010, an improvement of a typeface by Infotipografia), Neo Geo (2011), NE XS, NE 4x4 Technirement, NE Religious Migraine, NE Abtechre. NE Churching, NE Strange Light Pax Pact, NE Cellphone Cutie Punched Cards, NE Cellphone Cutie, NE Obl. NE Pax Pact, NE Pictorial Abuse, NE Charlie Chaplin Cybernetic Brains, NE Chaplin Cyborg, NE Unknown Remix, NE Neurofat, NE Neurocompressor, NE Neurocompressed Pictograms, NE Alien Orders, NE Filament Techneriment, NE Strange Light Pax Pact, NE The Eye, NE Moving Parallels, NE Alien Orders, NE Reordered Alien Orders, the NE New Newbix family, Parallax (2011).

Typefaces made in 2012 at FontStruct: AFT1 Heterodoxa, AFT2 Forbidden Apple, AFT3 Kidding, AFT4 Spacelab Parallax, AFT5 Detected Future, AFT6 Lysergic 2b, AFT7 Lysergic 2a, AFT8 Transfix, AFT8 Smart Kids, AFT10 Candies, AFT12 Neo Geo, AFT13 Arcane, AFT15 Hard Sync, AFT17 Cortech Hallucination, AFT18 Lysergic1b, AFT20 Abtech, AFT21 Bling Chief Story, AFT22 Ink Lust, AFT23 Faun Call, AFT24 Toying, AFT27 Fluffy Clown, AFT30 Koan, AFT31 Innocence, AFT33 ETPheuneHeume, AFT34 Neuromicr, AFT35 Tripton, AFT36 Intermezzo, AFT37 Rankle, AFT38 Dark Rankle, AFT39 Rankle Distone, AFT40 Smart Kids, AFT41 Smart Playground, AFT42 Lysergic 4a, AFT43 Small Proteus, AFT44 Lysergic 3a, AFT45 New Forgee, AFT46 Space Connect, AFT47 Mondrian Drone, AFT48 Bark At The Code, AFT49 Stereo, AFT50 Artlien, AFT51 Liquor, AFT52 Neuromecha, AFT53 Lysergic 1a, AFT54 Dinoxyde, AFT55 Human Decay, AFT56 Eroded Eclosion, AFT57 Outer Christ, AFT58 Boing Code, AFT59 Nimal Nimoy, AFT60 X-Church, AFT61 Macpanic, AFT62 Lovely Breeze, AFT63 Mad Hatter, AFT64 The Orgians, AFT65 Chalice, AFT66 Ssaammothrax, AFT67 Panthrax, AFT68 Less Is More Neuromicr 2, AFT69 Paraphilia, AFT70 Psilocybine, AFT71 Childhook, AFT72 Once Upon A Damned, AFT73 For Whom The Bell Tolls, AFT74 Medieval sweetshop, AFT75 Nanoprehistoryx, AFT76 Pictorial Abuse, AFT77 Bestiaire, AFT78 Fanfare From Outer Space, AFT79 X-Cute, AFT80 Medication, AFT81 Wrong DNA, AFT82 Wrong DNA, AFT83 Minimal Disto, AFT84 Abacadabra, AFT85 Pharmaceutical, AFT86 Code Flu, AFT89 High-Diving Blindness, AFT90 Nopix, AFT91 Floppy Disk O, AFT100 Farewell dawn, AFT104 Locked-in Glow, AFT105 Vivant, AFT106 Sharp Gloss, AFT107 Madame Guillotine, AFT108 Newbic, AFT109 Ataxie, AFT110 Strenuous MICR, AFT111 Effaceur, AFT113 Zeppelin Legacy, AFT1010 Jabbering, AFTN1, BUT1 Quarx, BUT2 Newbix, BUT3 Disto Matricielle, BUT4 Tomono, BUT5 Blurred Clown, BUT7 Religious Pill, BUT8 Nopix (octagonal), BUT9 Tipi Video, BUT10 Slanxic Acid, BUT11 Metamphetamental, BUT12 Znorgs, BUT13 Soyokaze, BUT15 Stick Tech, BUT16 Uninteresting Tech.

In the Testament series from 2012 until 2013, we mention Testament 132 New Indication, Testament 131 The New Orgians, Testament 128 Camphre, Testament 126 Neuromoog, Testament 122 Dissecting Geometry, Testament 115 Placenta Numérique, Testament 116 Abnormal Fairy, Testament 109 Madame Guillotine, Testament 85 Axone, Testament 84 Keen, Testament 83 Minimixture, Testament 52 Neuromecha, Testament 51 Liquor, Testament 50 Artlien, Testament 49 Stereo, Testament 48 Bark At The Code, Testament 56 Eroded Eclosion, Testament 55 Lysergic 1a, Testament 54 Inflated, Testament 59 Nimal Nimoy, Testament 60 X-Church, Testament 64 The Orgians, Testament 67 Panthrax, Testament 66 Human Decay, Testament 69 Chalice, Testament 47 Mondrian Drone, Testament 44 Lysergic3a, Testament 42 Lysergic 4a, Testament 27 Arcane, Testament 11 Minimori, Testament 8 Transfix, Testament 7 Lysergic2a, Testament 6 Lysergic 2b [The Lysergic series is about very large (around 200 cases high) grid pixel fonts with a severe inclination to psychedelism], Testament B Formaldehyde, Testament C Neuroticons, Testament Artefact, Testament Back Home, Testament 1 Heterodoxa, and Testament 12 Neo Geo. He also created an Archive series in 2012, which features an ornamental caps typeface called Archive 10, a geometric typeface called Archive 5, TEST PPain, and a textured typeface called Archive 8. He has a Trauma series that features Trauma 145 Razzmatazz Architect, Trauma 126 Lysergeek Boy, Trauma 127 Lysergeek Girl.

Typefaces from 2014: Trauma 155 Overly, Trauma 151 Migraine Bit.

In 2017, Abneurone allowed me to host his 120-strong Abtox series, which grew out of the FontStruct collection between 2014 and 2016. Download directory. All fonts in one zip file. The complete list: Abtox 1 ATAXIE, Abtox 10 GRIEF, Abtox 100 CORRODED SPACESHIP_0, Abtox 101 LYSERGIC GAMMA_1, Abtox 102 TOXIC DATA, Abtox 103 NEUROTIC CHURCH_3, Abtox 104 SCHIZOPHRENIA TYPE_1, Abtox 105 TWO STAGES OF CONTAMINATION_2, Abtox 106 DINOXYDE_1, Abtox 107 FAUN CALL_0, Abtox 108 SMART KIDS_9, Abtox 109 FORBIDDEN APPLE_1, Abtox 11 SANTA CLAWS, Abtox 110 DYSTOPIAN GEOMETRY_0, Abtox 111 CHEMICAL ABERRATION_1, Abtox 112 DOUBLE-DEALING_3, Abtox 113 FORBIDDEN PLANET_4, Abtox 114 KARMIC_4, Abtox 115 DIZZY MOLECULES, Abtox 116 COMPUTING ELSEWHERE_0, Abtox 117 DEEP LOW_2, Abtox 118 MODULOTNIK, Abtox 119 DATACIDE_3, Abtox 12 CLOUD BLOOD, Abtox 120 CLOSE ENCOUNTERS_7, Abtox 13 CHILDHOOK_C, Abtox 14 BACTERIA_0, Abtox 15 ALCESTE_3, Abtox 16 PSILOCYBINE_1, Abtox 17 AXONE_1E, Abtox 18 GALACTIC ORGAN_0, Abtox 19 NEUROMOOG_1, Abtox 2 TANTRISME_1, Abtox 20 UFOLOGY, Abtox 21 PAIN PDJ_4, Abtox 22 MY VALENTINE_0, Abtox 23 SUCROKID, Abtox 24 FLOPPY DISK CODE, Abtox 25 VERKIDGO, Abtox 26 NEO GEO_1, Abtox 27 MANDRAGORE_F, Abtox 28 HORNS TO COME_1, Abtox 29 NITROX BEAT_7, Abtox 3 DECORATORIO, Abtox 30 FLYBUTTER_1, Abtox 31 MATRIX YELL_0, Abtox 32 BUBBLE GUMMY_A, Abtox 33 SPAWN_2, Abtox 34 SQUARRY_0, Abtox 35 BUBONIC AK47_0, Abtox 36 VINAIGRE GOTHIQUE_3, Abtox 37 NEO POMPOUS, Abtox 38 EFFACEUR GLUED_1, Abtox 39 EFFACEUR BAROQUE_8, Abtox 4 OVERLY_6, Abtox 40 EFFACEUR SOLID_3, Abtox 41 EFFACEUR CODA_5, Abtox 42 DARK ATROXID_1, Abtox 43 LUMINOUS ATROXID_9, Abtox 44 DRUGGED UP ATROXID_0, Abtox 45 NEUROMECHANIC, Abtox 46 CAMPHRE_4, Abtox 47 FEAST OF UNIQUE RITES, Abtox 48 CHALICE, Abtox 49 SPACE DRUG_0, Abtox 5 NEW PUPPY_0, Abtox 50 TRONIXHALLEY_1, Abtox 51 NO DUMMY, Abtox 52 LOST CHILDHOOD_1, Abtox 53 TRAUMATOLOGY_0, Abtox 54 THE NEW ORGIANS_7, Abtox 55 AMOEBA PUNK_2, Abtox 56 MEDICATION, Abtox 57 SIDE EFFECTS_3, Abtox 58 RE-VOLT_1, Abtox 59 CYBERNODE_1, Abtox 6 RAZZMATAZZ ARCHITECT_1, Abtox 60 OUTER CHRIST, Abtox 61 NEW CIRCUS_0, Abtox 62 ART DRONE, Abtox 63 COAXIAL_2, Abtox 64 PONG !_2, Abtox 65 LYSERGEEK GIRL_0, Abtox 66 NEWBIC_1, Abtox 67 BRAIN SURGERY_4, Abtox 68 RETROFUTURE PRECIOUS_0, Abtox 69 TRIPTONITE_2, Abtox 7 LOG_3, Abtox 70 NEUROMICR_8, Abtox 71 HUMAN DECAY, Abtox 72 INK LUST_0, Abtox 73 PANTHEIST_2, Abtox 74 X-CUTE_6, Abtox 75 DATAXY_4, Abtox 76 FRAGRANCE_0, Abtox 77 TOOTH AXIS_2, Abtox 78 MADAME GUILLOTINE_0, Abtox 79 NARCO_2, Abtox 8 KOAN, Abtox 80 GENOMETRY_1, Abtox 81 SAFE TRAIN_4, Abtox 82 NO ISLAND, Abtox 83 LOCKED-IN GLOW_5, Abtox 84 ABNORMAL FAIRY_A, Abtox 85 ACME_0, Abtox 86 GLITCHY ELIXIR_1, Abtox 87 BLACK ELIXIR, Abtox 88 NEW INDUCTION_0, Abtox 89 MECAMYTHIC_3, Abtox 9 ABSTEREO_4, Abtox 90 MEDIEVAL SWEETSHOP, Abtox 91 PARAPHILIA_0, Abtox 92 HARD SYNC_3, Abtox 93 SECT TOY_1, Abtox 94 ARTEFACT_2, Abtox 95 SPACE LAB, Abtox 96 WAX, Abtox 97 E.T. PHEUNE HEUME_C, Abtox 98 COLD FLOWERS_2, Abtox 99 INJECTING DOPAMINE_0, Abtox ALIEN TOYS_14, Abtox NEUROTICONS_13, Abtox X-HEADZ_37.

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

Abraham Beltran
[Bran (or: Fractal Eye)]

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Design studio in Mexico City. Creators of the experimental typefaces Suger (2014), Basic Type (2014), Ejekalt Type (2014) and Otoño (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ace Productionz
[Asa Childress]

Asa Childress (Ace Productionz) created the experimental poster typeface 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 typeface SVT (2010) and the futuristic angular Shake (2010), which was originally designed for the Centre d'art Contemporain de Brétigny in France. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Achraf Amiri

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

ACME Fonts (or: CHK Design)
[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 (1998, 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: AF Wendingen (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]  ⦿

[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 typeface 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 studied at Pendelton College in Manchester and at The University Of Salford. His stern display typeface High Rise (2010) was inspired by concrete city monsters. In college, he created several other (unfinished) alphabets: i, ii, iii, paper cut typeface, Weekender (counterless, paper cut-out face), Elena (2014, an extreme contrast wedge-serif typeface), McGowan, Mercury (2014, a minimalist stencil typeface), Kraftwerk (2014, octagonal and techno).

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 Hadraba

Brno, Czechia-based designer of the animated experimental font Distances (2018) and Typelike Icon Set (2018). [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 link. He designed various display typefaces for his projects: Mariana (2005) is an experimental typeface for the Havaianas web site. Cristiane (2005) is a Bank Gothic-inspired sans. Mathews (2005) and Ana Rayssa (2005, upright connected script) are experimental types. Antonio (2005) is a fat rounded sans. Josefa (2005) is a grunge typeface created for Brahma Bier. Adilson (2005) is a super-fat display face. Rose (2005) and Douglas (2005, also a super-fat display face) were created for Sensorama ID. Other typefaces include Mark, Mike and Cris. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Adhi Pritish

Bangalore, India-based art director. In 2014, he made a great experimental hybrid typeface. In 2015, he added the display typeface Whitecap. [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.

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Adnan Souri

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

[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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Adrian Wrzesinski

Plymouth, UK-based designer of the EEG-inspired typeface Dream (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Adrien Midzic

Fatnobrain was Adrien Midzic's design studio in Paris. Born in 1982, he co-founded Pizza Typefaces with Luc Borho in 2018. Midzic designed these typefaces or type families: Fine (lineal), Blokus (free pixel font, 2009), Cimen (strong sans, designed for Smacl Entraide), Mesquine (lineal), Blitz, Cucha, Stencil Reverse, Huit (2009, a gorgeous didone headline face), Stenha (stencil).

Fonts made in 2010: The ETH family (art deco sans).

Custom typefaces by Midzic: Aquitaine (2013, for Région Aquitaine), Nilka (2013, for his personal identity), No End (2013, a fat didone), Ethon Serif (2013, a perked up serif typeface for Penguin Books), Kasai Est (2011, for the Congo-based Kasai Est Magazine), Festival De Film Documentaire (2011), Nevenka (2011, condensed sans).

In 2014, Adrien Midzic, Jason Vandenberg, Jérémie Hornus, Julien Priez and Alisa Nowak co-designed the creamy script Vanilla FY. It was renamed Vanille FY after a few days. Still in 2014, Adrien Midzic, Jérémie Hornus and Alisa Nowak co-designed the very humanist sans family Saya FY and Saya Semisans FY. Adrien Midzic and Joana Correia co-designed Saya Serif FY (2015).

At the free font cooperative Velvetyne, he published the sans typeface Lack (2014).

In 2015, he made the 3-style sans typeface Suber for an art fair in Paris. The roman transitional typeface Bota Serif (2015), which was inspired by Cochin (designed by Charles Peignot in 1912) is a custom font designed for Hotel des ventes de Poitiers. In 2017, it was finally released for retail.

In 2016, Adrien designed the bold titling typeface Debeo and the modern condensed Latin/Arabic typeface 29LT Adir (with Naji El Mir; at 29 Letters).

In 2017, he published the piano key typeface Mixal, which became a large experiment on variable fonts and is free for everyone.

Typefaces from 2018: Kern, Kern Office (a sans with some Futura features), Forno (sans), VTF Lack (a free single weight monoline geometric sans for Latin, Greek and Cyrillic, published by Velvetyne), Metal (an all caps multi-width variable font originally designed for marché Dauphine), Orelo (a 120-style high-contrast fashion mag font family; +Orelo Hangul, 2020).

Typefaces from 2019: Ultra Solar (experimental), 1871 Mane (a custom sans typeface), Wasa (a tense sans in seven styles), Shrill, Gangster Grotesk (free), Stupid (a hacker / hipster font), Kern (geometric sans).

Typefaces from 2020: Shreck Issue (very tall and ultra-condensed), Metal (brutalist), Version ACT (a two-axis variable font), Debeo (a heavy sans), Dozza (a hybrid family named after ITC Mendoza by Jose Mendoza Almeida), XMX (experimental).

Typefaces from 2021: Campingo (a roundish informal typeface inspired by camping and outdoor life), Bota (with Ines Davodeau: first designed for Boissnot&Tailliez, Bota is a modern interpretation of Georges Peignot's Cochin (2012)), Pleasure (hipsterism pushed to the fringe of addiction), Model Standard (ModelStandard Mono, ModelStandard SemiMono, ModelStandard Sans).

Dafont link. Klingspor link. Behance link. Another Behance link. Hellofont link. Velvetyne link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Afronsu Afronsu
[Rabisco (was: AfroBreak)]

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Aga Magdziak

Warsaw, Poland-based designer of magnificent experimental typefaces in various vector formats. These include:

  • The free AI-format experimental slinky font family Scribble (2018).
  • The free color font Balloon (2018) and the free PSD-format font Balloon (2018).
  • The free textured font Neon (2017-2018).
  • The free experimental color font Splash Letters (2018).
  • The free vector typeface Brush (2017).
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Agnes Jekli

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Agnes Jekli

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

Agnieszka Dudek

During her studies at Akademia Sztuk Pieknych w Krakowie in Krakow, Poland, Agnieszka Dudek designed the super-heavy Overweight (2017) and the super-condensed Prolong (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Agnieszka Gawlik

During her studies at Bergen Academy of Art and Design, Agnieszka Gawlik created the all caps shadow typeface Noon (2016) and the experimental stick typeface Vertical (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Agnieszka Mielczarek-Orzylowski

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

[TarmSaft font factory]

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Agung Syaifudin

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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]  ⦿

[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]  ⦿


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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Akimbo Type Foundry (or: Pen and Lens Design)
[Kaleb Dean]

Akimbo is the experimental type foundry of American designer Kaleb Dean. As of 2020, his typefaces included Blaque, Harveaux (Modern and Grotesk) and Caeli (a six style sans). Most of the fonts have variable versions. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Akira Hayashi

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Akyfont Studio

Tuban, Indonesia-based designer of the experimental font The Black Knight (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

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

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Alan Colvin

Creative director in Minneapolis, MN, working at Cue Inc. He designed the superb experimental typeface 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

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Alden Verdan

Alden Verdan (Seattle, WA) made several experimental typefaces in 2012 and 2018. Particular typefaces by him include Blackline (a neon tube typeface). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ale Casor

Bogota, Colombia-based designer of the experimental typeface Circonica (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alejandra Rodriguez

Mexican designer of the deco typeface Progessist (2017), the symbolic typeface Maya (2017), the frilly typeface Talaverains (2017) and the experimental Max Font (2017) and Another Rectangular Font (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

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]  ⦿

Alejo Bergmann

Graduate of Universidad Nacional de Rosario, and co-founder of Designals who is associated with the free font foundry Rostype, which is also located in Rosario. He is the cofounder of Rosario Design, an event aimed at students and design professionals whose objective is the exchange of experiences in order to promote academic ties with the professional field of design. He designed these typefaces:

  • Sauce Type (2014: experimental).
  • The free modular sans typeface Cunia (2018)
  • The free bilined typeface Potra (2018).
  • Facon (2018). A free speed emulation font designed by modifying Christian Roberston's Roboto.
  • Bondi (2018). A free art deco poster type.
  • Fulbo (2019, with Emmanuel Baldor). A free athletic lettering / soccer shirt font family published at Rostype. See also Fulbo Tano.
Fontsquirrel link. [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. After that she became Type Director at ParaType in Moscow.

Designer of the beautiful Cyrillic serif family Leksa (a winner at Paratype K2009) and the accompanying Leksa Sans family from 2004 until 2007. This was followed by equally gorgeous families such as Fence (2009, an ultra-fat artistic beauty). Skoropix is an experimental pixel typeface done with FontStruct.

She also made Belladonna (2008, a stunning modern typeface for Latin and Cyrillic; a winner at Paratype K2009 and Grand Prize winner at Granshan 2011), Skoropix (with FontStruct), and the experimental typeface Cless (2009). She spoke about Cyrillic at ATypI 2008 in St. Petersburg. She received a TypeArt 05 award for the display family Fourty-nine face. Alternate URL.

At MyFonts, one can buy Gorodets [2009: a Russian decoration typeface based on traditional wood-painting style from the town Gorodets on the Volga river, Russia], Leksa and Leksa Sans], Blonde Fraktur (2010: written with a quill by Alexandra Korolkova and prepared in digital form by Alexandra Pushkova), Airy (2010, a curly script), Airy Pictures (2010, animal and plant dingbats), Bowman (2010: a blackboard children's script), PT Serif (2011, Paratype's superfamily of 38 fonts, co-designed with Vladimir Yefimov and Olga Umpeleva; Open Font Library link), PT Circe (2011, a geometric sans family with a neat Thin weight; Third Prize for Cyrillic text typefaces at Granshan 2011), and Cless (2010: ultra fat and counterless).

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

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

In 2013, Vasily Biryukov and Alexandra Korolkova co-designed 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). Still in 2014, she co-designed Stem, a geometric large x-height Latin / Cyrillic sans serif with optical sizing, with Isabella Chaeva and Maria Selezeneva at Paratype. This was followed in 2015 by Stem Text.

In 2015, she and Alexander Lubovenko co-designed Circe Rounded, which is an extension of her earlier Circe typeface (2011), both published by Paratype. In 2018, Paratype extended that family with Circe Slab (by Alexandra Korolkova and Olexa Volochay). Still in 2015, Alexandra Korolkova and Alexander Lubovenko published Aphrosine at Paratype, a typeface based on pointed pen script and situated somewhere between handwriting and calligraphy. Many alternatives and smart OpenType features help Aphrosine look like real handwriting.

Codesigner of Kudryashev Display (2015, Isabella Chaeva, Alexandra Korolkova and Olga Umpeleva). Kudryashev Display is a set of light and high-contrast typefaces based on Kudryashev text typeface. In addition to Kudryashev Display and Kudryashev Headline typefaces, the type family includes also two Peignotian sans-serif typefaces of the same weight and contrast, with some alternates. The serif styles were designed by Olga Umpeleva in 2011, the sans styles were created by Isabella Chaeva in 2015 with the participation of Alexandra Korolkova.

In 2016, she designed FF Carina, a delicate and absolutely stunning decorative didone.

In 2018, Alexandra Korolkova and Manvel Shmavonyan designed Fact at Paratype. Fact (2018) is based on Frutiger. The Fact type system contains 48 upright styles with variations in width and weight and eight italics of normal width. At the end of 2018, Alexandra Korolkova, Alexander Lubovenko, and the Paratype team finished Six Hands, which is a collection of six handcrafted typefaces: Black, Brush, Chalk, Marker, Condensed and Rough.

In 2019, Vitaly Kuzmin and Alexandra Korolkova co-designed the free sans serif typeface Golos Text at Paratype. It was originally commissioned by Smena (AIC Group) for state and social service websites.

Typefaces from 2020: Sber (the type system for Russia's Sber Bank; by Korolkova and the Paratype team), Tupo Vyaz (a free modular closed sans serif font with very simple design and some elements from the northern variant of Vyaz slavonic calligraphic hand), Grrr (at Paratype, with Dmiry Goloub; a techno family characterized by an oversized lower case f).

MyFonts interview. Kernest link. Klingspor link.

View Alexandra Korolkova's typefaces. Speaker at ATypI 2019 in Tokyo. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Alen Zdorova

Kiev, Ukraine-based designer of the experimental spray bottle Cyrillic typeface Mr. Font (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alena Belokonova

Florence, Italy-based designer of Albe Font (2014, imitating calligraphy), and a few experimental typefaces. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alessandro (Alex) Segalini

Freelance Italian graphic designer, b. near Piacenza, 1976, who graduated with an M.S. in Industrial Design in 2004 from the Politechnic of Milan with a thesis entitled Ernesto Hemingway: una font tra letteratura e tipografia: a font between literature and typography. In it, he describes his typeface Ernesto Hemingway. At ATypI 2005 in Helsinki, he spoke about that same typeface. Initially, he worked in Rome, with interests extending across linguistics, book design, information design, calligraphy, lettering, visual identities, and designing with multiple languages. In 2005, he took a position as graphic design instructor at the Department of Graphic Design of Bilkent University (Bilkent, Ankara, Turkey). In 2007, he took a position at the Izmir University of Economics in Izmir, Turkey. In 2010 he co-founded ISType, a lecture and workshop series devoted to encouraging typographic literacy in Turkey. Presently he teaches typography and type design at Texas State University, School of Art & Design. He is the typographer and graphic designer for Contra Mundum Press (CMP), a boutique publisher based in New York and Paris that specializes in world literature and other genres.

He created these typefaces:

  • A like Animals (2003). Also called A di Animali, this is an experimental typeface done together with illustrator Anna Donadelli.
  • 5G (2002). Handwriting.
  • Custom types: 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 typeface for Barilla), Unione (2005, for a bank), Pacioli (2005, for Accademia Editoriale in Rome), and Phoebus (custom sailing boat vinyl lettering).
  • Limerick was designed in 2006 together with Marek Brzozowski.
  • 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).

At ICTVC 2007, he spoke about 20th century Bodonians. Typophile link. Alessandro's page with hundreds of useful links. Behance link. Klingspor link. Home page. PDF file with samples of his fonts. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Alessandro Sommer

During his studies, Bielefeld, Germany-based Alessandro Sommer developed the symmetric experimental typeface Otto in 2017. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alessandro Vigoni

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

Alessio D'Amico

During his studies at Istituto Vittorio Emanuele III di Palermo, in sicily, Alessio d'Amico created the stencil typeface Just Me (2015). He also designed the absolutely wonderful experimental typeface Morse Code in 2015. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alex Adam

Software developer in Bucharest, Romania, who specializes in generative and algorithmic art and design. Github page. He has used Andreas Koller's Fontastic tool to create a family of generative experimental typefaces in 2015. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alex Bruno

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

Alex 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 Studio
[Alex Camacho Pizarro]

Graphic designer and illustrator from Barcelona who has an MA from Central Saint Martins, and works in London since 2009. His typefaces:

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

Alex Camacho Pizarro
[Alex Camacho Studio]

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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.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

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) and the hipster deco typeface New Type (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alex George

Creator of a few fun experimental fonts. One, Volvo 240SW (2015) is inspired by the boxy shape of the Volvo 240 Station Wagon. Another, Paco (2015), is modular and circular. In 2016, he designed Niblets, Bevelry,Paco, Quobe. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alex Hurst

Designer in Peterborough, UK, who created the experimental typeface Razor and the electric circuit typeface Ammeter in 2016. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alex joystikX

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

Alex Lasserre

Graphic designer in Toulouse, France, who created a geometric solid font and an experimental textured font in 2018. [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 Tatro

During her studies at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS, Alex Tatro designed the fashion mag sans typeface V Fancy (2017) and an experimental noisy screen typeface (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alex Tatro

During her studies at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Alex Tatro created the experimental typeface Chevwrite (2014). In 2018, she published the free fashion mag typeface V Fancy. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alex Tomlinson
[Ursa Minor]

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Alex Trochut

Brooklyn, NY-based grandson of Joan Trochut of Super-Veloz fame, b. 1981, Barcelona. After completing his studies at Elisava Escola Superior de Disseny in Barcelona, Alex established his own design studio in Barcelona before relocating to New York City.

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

Alex has created design, illustration and typography for a diverse range of clients: Nike, Adidas, The Rolling Stones, Katy Perry, BBC, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, The Guardian, The New York Times and Time Magazine. Alex Trochut's lettering must be seen to be believed---it has to be genetic transmission. Recurring themes include adorned initials and modular types. His numerical all-caps alphabet for British Airways is phenomenal and pushes the bling-bling to the fashionable extreme. Stunning dollar sign drawn by him in 2007 for Acido Surtido.

In 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.

In 2013, Barcelona-based creative agency, Herraiz Soto commissioned Alex Trochut to create an original typeface collection titled Raw for Notegraphy.

In 2017, he made the color font Megazero at Fontself in Opentype SVG format.

In 2018, Alex Trochut and Sudtipos cooperated on Utopian and Dystopian. Utopian is a color font family based on primary colors and pure geometric shapes, influenced by Bauhaus and De Stijl. Dystopian, its black and white companion with square features of Renner's original Futura drawings, emits a darker look and evokes Trumpian gloom and doom.

Behance link. Debutart link. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [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 Crookshanks

Blacksburg, VA-based designer of the experimental geometric font Make Art Not War (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

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 typeface 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 Örn

Malmö, Sweden-based designer, who set up Kanon Foundry in 2019 together with Tor Weibull. During his studies in Malmö, Sweden, Alexander Örn (b. 1993) designed the monoline sans typeface Prokrastina (2016). In 2017, he made the angular wedge serif typeface Rakel and the vernacular sans typeface Folke. In 2018, he added a typeface specially designed Amplitud for aircraft cockpits: there are many diagonal lines, which are less influenced by the (horizontal and vertical) vibrations of the airplane.

At Kanon Foundry, he designed the retail typeface Operand (2021, by Alexander Örn; a low contrast, almost monolinear sans serif that draws inspiration from the 1930s Scandinavian functionalist design era) and co-designed these corporate typefaces with Tor Weibull: the angular sans typefaces Bedow Head and Bedow Hand (2020), NLTG Wave Display & NLTG Wave Serif (for the Nordic Leisure Travel Group). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexander Raadman

Den Haag, The Netherlands-based designer of several experimental 3d typefaces in 2018: Font Fury, Furytism. [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 (paperclip face), and Unic (experimental). Some typefaces can be bought. Old link at Die Gestalten. [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 Valuikina

Russian designer. Her typefaces for Latin and Cyrillic:

  • SK Paragrapher (2020, Shriftovik). A monumental geometric typeface whose structure was inspired by the paragraph glyph.
  • SK Brushwood (2020, Shriftovik). An experimental geometric typeface by Alexandra Valuikina and Tikhon Reztcov.
  • SK Fencer (2020). A display typeface inspired by the fine art of fencing.
  • SK Skrynka (2021). An octagonal technical typeface.
  • In 2021, Darya Cherevkova and Alexandra Valuikina co-designed the blocky experimental monumental font SK Quadratica (Latin and Cyrillic).
  • SK Pangramma (2021). In slab and sans versions, SK Pangramma is monolinear, geometric and experimental.
[Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Alexandra Wiedemann

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

Alexandre Bobeda
[House of X]

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Alexandre Rivault

Parisian creator of the very experimental 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 typeface Mattta Ahari (2011), Coluca Modern Side (2011, an octagonal semi-stencil face), the sturdy poster typeface La Camerino (2011), the grungy Indieo (2010), the condensed typefaces Tipulada (2011) and Condenzel (2011), the experimental typeface Autobahn (2011), the squarish NRCO (2011) and the experimental Vai Gone (2011).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿


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

Alexey Atapin

Web designer in Saint Petersburg, Russia. His typefaces are often experimental and include:

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Alexey Sirke

Saint Petersburg, Russia-based designer of the decorative typeface Boroda (2019: stencil, and oriental emulation), Tetris (2019: pixelish) and Blender (2019: prismatic). All typefaces cover Latin and Cyrillic. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexis Baran

Jersey City, NJ-based designer of the experimental typeface Geovetica (2015), created by deconstructing Helvetica. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alfonso Alba

Medical imaging researcher and specialist at Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi, Mexico. He hooked up with Mexican type designer Manolo Guerrero and together, they co-designed the experimental typeface Sonotipo (2015) that emulates a cardiogram or other medical electronic signal. Sonotipo won an award at Tipos Latinos 2016. Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alfonso Armenteros Parras

During his studies, Madrid, Spain-based Alfonso Armenteros Parras designed the free pixel font family Notorobo (2017) for Memex's UI. He also created the experimental geometric typeface Stijla (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alfonso Gardel

Monterrey, Mexico-based designer of Tipografica (2014), a typeface based on simple geometric solids. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alhussein Ibrahim

Giza, Egypt-based designer of the free minimalist experimental typeface family Scritus (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ali Almasri

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Ali Güzel

Turkish type designer who specializes in experimental fonts. In 2021, he released Goygoy (a condensed organic sans), Fragment (an angular typeface seemingly made by superimposing triangles), Amorphic and Bebek. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Alice Donadoni

Graphic designer in London, UK. While still in Milan in 2012, she created a multilayered display face. In 2015 she designed an experimental multi-stroke type system called Designer Dream---the strokes are fixed but one can chose from a selection of outlines.

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]  ⦿

Alina Lacoste

During her studies at UBA in Buenos Aires, Alina Lacoste created an untitled experimental typeface (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alina Stepanenko

Saint Petersburg, Russia-based designer of the experimental prismatic Cyrullic typeface simply called Decorative (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alizée Ramiara

Lorient, France-based co-designer, with Justine Herbel, of the modular display typeface KWay (2018). In 2017, she designed the experimental hybrid typeface Jukebox. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alizée Thily

During her studies at ESAG Penninghen in Paris, Alizée Thily designed the hipster typeface Yung Lean (2016) for the Swedish music group Yung Lean. [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]  ⦿

Almeera Studio
[Rinto Dwi Nugroho]

Or Rinto Dewangga. Kedu, Temanggung, Indonesia-based designer, b. 1985, of these script typefaces in 2018: Twinkle, Zetetic, Oklahoma Script, Stela, Santa Fe, Wall Street (a luxurious signature font), Lambretta, Kongo, Blackbeard, Sinister Brush, Zimphony.

Typefaces from 2019: Halycoon (for signage), Magenta, Qiara (font duo), .

Typefaces from 2020: The Boldstyle (a creamy upright signage script), Morrissley (wild, calligraphic), Sefilya, Milkshake Scriptsweet, Dorithy, Applezack, Floristya Script (swashy, calligraphic), Crusty Breads, Fairytales, (a Valentine's day script), Wonderlove Monograms, Floral Split Monogram, La Foonte, Vanquish, Sanbrush, Cool Baby, Helen Paris, Froogstones, Droop Sheep, Betterlove, Pinapples (sic), Rectoversa, Magic Winter, Romantic Rhapsody, Royale Amoure Font Duo, The Rollingstar, Srinthile Script, Northland, Wonderia, Artisoul Signature (a monoline signature script), Bilderberg (a bold display serif typeface), Beauty Gadish (calligraphic).

Typefaces from 2021: Astralie (an angular calligraphic serif), Astralie (a display serif), Galeoge (a circle-based monolinear art deco sans), Marvella Typeface (a display serif), Billiers (a display serif), Metaphora (a fat swashy script), Mongbeach Script (a wild calligraphic script), Monasha Script, Babylone Script, Sefilya Script (a scrapbook script), The Northland + Southland Combinations (a vintage sans and script duo), Gloomy Saturday (a font duo), Abraghen (an experimental serif), Sallenas Grandes (a display serif). [Google] [MyFonts] [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]  ⦿

ALT Foundry
[Andreas Leonidou]

ALT is the type foundry of prolific type designer Andreas Leonidou from Limassol, Cyprus, b. 1986. His main work is commercial, but there is also a substantial collection of free fonts.

He created Foldgami, Apollo 13 (techno, futuristic), Fatgami, Origamia, Paper Roll, Alt Retro (2010, multilined family), Alt Tiwo (2010, fat counterless), Alt Matey (2010, a family that includes a multiline style; the piano key typeface Alt Matey V2 followed in 2012), ALT Lautus (2010, a minimalistic monoline sans family), Japanese Cities Type Experiment (2010), ALT Alternatice (2010), ALT Vxt11 (2010, a high-contrast art deco octagonal face), ALT Aeon (2010, a unicase but multiline family), Alt Re 32 (2010, techno), ALT Mun (2010, a curlified family), ALT Breo (2011, octagonal family), ALT Exline (2011), Jun Script (2011, connected contemporary upright script), ALT Ayame (2011, condensed squarish family ain the piano key style, +Long), Alt UAV31 (2011, an octagonal experiment), Alt Moav (2011, a striking geometric caps face. Images: i, ii, iii), Alt Geko (2011, an art deco caps face), and Archetype (unicase, Bauhaus).

Free fonts at Devian Tart: Alt Retro (2010, multilined family), ALT Hiroshi (2011, ornamental), ALT Deville (2011, spurred).

Typefaces made in 2012: DNR001 (hipster style), ALT Kora (for the identity of Drone), ALT Fat (monospaced squarish caps face), ALT Exodus (sci fi face), Alt Wet (a paint splatter face), Alt Sku (ornamental didone face), Alt Robotechnica (pixel face), Exodus (a blackletter style straight-edged typeface), Juk01 (an ornamental mechanical, or steampunk, typeface), Alt Sake (a thin condensed poster typeface).

Typefaces from 2013: Modu (alchemic, hipster style), Modu Deco, Bely (a severe-looking almost constructivist Latin/Cyrillic typeface).

Typefaces from 2014: Ren (a free vintage display typeface family).

Typefaces from 2015: ALT Hazer (a great free shadow sans), ALT Smaq (a family of eight free beveled styles for Latin and Greek).

The free fonts as of 2015: ALTBELY, AltJoli, AltPixelsGoneBad, AltRe32-Duo, AltRe32-Normal, AltRenDuo, AltRenRegular, AltRenRetro, AltRenShadow, AltRetroBlack, AltRetroBold, AltRetroLight, AltRetroRegular, AltRetroThin, Alt-Twitchy, AltVxt11, Altapollo13, AltAeon-Black, AltAeon-Bold, AltAeon-Light, AltAeon-Medium, AltAeon-Thin, AltAeonRegular, AltAxlDeco, AltAxlRegular, AltDEVILE, AltGeko-AltGeko, AltMateyv2-Black, AltRobotechnica, AltSku, AltSkuItalic, AltUAV31, AltWet, Altapollo13-Black, Altapollo13, althazer, altsmaq2.8, altsmaq4.8, altsmaq6.8, altsmaq8.8, altexodus, altfatgami, altfatitalic, altfatregular, altfoldgami.

Typefaces from 2016: Sadistic (a free scratchy font), System Code (free programming font).

Typefaces from 2017: Rekt, Rogue (free).

Typefaces from 2018: Alt Catwalk (a fashion mag typeface family), Frantic, Looper (a compass-and-ruler font), Silent Scream (a free dry brush font). free).

Flickr link. Behance link. Hellofont link. Devian Tart link. Klingspor link. Creative Market link.

View Andreas Leonidou's typefaces. Home page. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

[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]  ⦿

[Raphaël Verona]

Editorial and graphic designer and art director based in Lausanne, Switzerland, who graduated from ECAL in 2009. Since 2012, he teaches typography and type design at Eracom Lausanne---École romande d'arts et communication---and ECAL. He set up ASltiplano in Lausanne. His typefaces:

  • Celstine. A school project typeface at ECAL in 2009.
  • Super Achachi (2013). A text typeface.
  • Dominicale Medium (2012). An expressive text typeface originally designed for the book Sacré.
  • Millionaire.
  • Rounded.
  • Renard (2014). A sans.
  • Thames Capsule (2015-2016). The Thames Capsule project stands out because of its historic relevance. A feud between founder T.J. Cobden-Sanderson and partner Emery Walker of the Doves Press culminated in Cobden-Sanderson stealthily hurling the last of the Doves Type letterpress blocks off London's Hammersmith Bridge into the River Thames in 1917. In 2014, Robert Green (Doves Type) managed to recover 150 original metal letterpress blocks with the help of divers from Port of London Authority, updating a digital facsimile of the typeface he had first issued in 2013. With Gaël Faure, he designed the commercial typeface Thames Capsule (2015-2016).
  • Kirsch Rund Grotesk.
  • ThreeThousand.
  • Monaako (2016). An angular poster typeface.
  • Nirvana Bold (2019). A display typeface.
  • Atlantique Bermuda (2021). Totally experimental and on the edge.
  • Atlantique Miami (2021). He writes: This font gathers visual rhythmic waves of inspiration from English round hand script of the 18th century and Scotch Roman typeface of the 19th century.
  • Nirvana (2021).
  • Dark Matter (2022). DarkMatter is the combination of two historical models. Verona explains: In the 1920s, Jan Tschichold published Die Neue Typographie, in which he confronts the old models, which he associates with vernacular forms of expression, with radical forms based on a geometrical construction. The letter becomes the elementary atom and the method by which the typographic compositions are displayed on the page seems to be borrowed from architecture. The second model he refers to is that of the artist Johannes Itten.

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Alvin Alif

Bandung, Indonesia-based designer of an experimental typeface based on rectangles, triangles and circles (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alvin Kwan

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

His Rytm typeface (2011, renamed Theatre I think) is an experiment: Rytm was built based on the height and width, letter spacing and kerning of Helvetica. Yes indeed, each Helvetica glyph was replaced by a correctly sized black rectangle.

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 Charlton

British designer of the free experimental typeface Charlton (2017). [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]  ⦿

Amber Pitcher

Cape Town, Soth Africa-based designer of the expermental typeface Bad Geometry (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Amélie Dumont

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Amélie Valverde

During her graphic design studies in Lyon, France, Amélie Valverde created the experimental geometric typeface Moveo (2015) and Kutch (2015). [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]  ⦿


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

Amuki Studio
[Vanessa Zuñiga]

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

In 2012, she designed the modular color font INTI, and the cultural pattern typeface family Sara.

In 2014, she designed the modular typeface Oraculo and the bribeware display typeface Lineas Y Puntos.

Amaru Creador won an award at Tipos Latinos 2014. In 2015, she created the free display typeface Abyaster, and the multiline Bolivian pattern typeface Khurus. Her typefaces Modular 46 and Tiwanacu (decorative Nazca-themed caps) won awards at Tipos Latinos 2016.

Typefaces from 2016: Criolla (an ornamental circus font, extended to Criollabat in 2019).

In 2017, she designed an extraordinary multiline ancient Mexican culture-themed decorative typeface, Coatl Serpiente, and published the Arhuaca op-art patterns.

Typefaces from 2017: Tinkuy Patterns (a free op-art pattern font related to native Andean cultures; in 2021, published by Sudtipos with gdigitization by Alejandro Paul), M46C (experimental, and modular), Entorno (a modular prismatic typeface), Arhuaca (a precolombian pattern font).

Typefaces from 2020: Nunka Anent Dingbat, Sébastien (a set of color typefaces inspired by Truchet's tilings). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Amy Elms

Experiments with the Nodebox software led Amy Elms (London, UK) to develop the experimental typeface Circuline (2015). [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]  ⦿

An Jarazzi

Singapore-based designer of the curvy multiline typeface IME (2014), which is based on fingerprint patterns. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ana Elisa

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

Ana Estrada

Ana Estrada Martos is a UX/UI developer in Madrid, Spain. In 2018, she designed the free experimental modular typeface family Dana. This typeface, conceived in an 11x12 grid, consists of lines and circle arcs, and is named after the X-Files star Dana Scully. The font is also coded directly in HTML. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ana Gomez Bernaus

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

In 2012, she created the tall high contrast fashion typeface Kilimanjaro. Her Textappeal lettering from 2014 is also noteworthy. Her experimental typeface Floating Typescapes won an award at ProtoType in 2016.

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

Ana Kay

Moscow, Russia-based designer of the experimental Cyrillic typeface Linius (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ana Robiola

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

Ana Vidal Satizabal

Graphic designer in Barcelona. In 2016, she created the sturdy text typeface Cantera, perhaps most useful for engineering and building applications. Quantum (2016) is an experimental typeface based on circles, while Avier (2016) is even more experimental, while staying in the techno realm. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anaid PG

Queretaro, Mexico-based designer of the experimental typeface Los Andes (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anastasia Linkova

Moscow-based designer of an eperimental Cyrillic typeface (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anastasia Ovsyannikova

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

Anastasiia Macaluso

A freelance artist and illustrator based in Palermo, Italy, and born in Russia, Anastasiia Macaluso created various handcrafted typefaces in 2015, including a mummy-themed font, a bloody font, a bubblegum font, a couple of crayon typefaces and watercolor and dry brush types. In 2015, she started selling her work, such as the vampire script font Rodion, the crayon typeface Carbon Script, and a drop-dead gorgeous set of vector format snowflakes.

Typefaces from 2016: Prosto (a handcrafted Latin / Cyrillic typeface), Sofia (thick brush. free), Astrid (hipster style), Giglio (paperclip style).

Typefaces from 2017: Palma Nana (script).

Typefaces from 2019: Module (a monoline display typeface), Unmoor (an outlined and color rope font).

Typefaces from 2020: Katrin Sketch, Be My Candy.nastasiiaMacaluso-Module-2019 [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anders Kammersgaard

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

Anderson Guedes

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

Anderson Maschio

Batel, Curitiba, Brazil-based foundry of Anderson Maschio (b. 1980, Curitiba).

Creator of the ultra-fat decorative typeface Chumbitos (2007, a winner in the experimental type category at Tipos Latinos 2008), available from MyFonts (this was followed by Chumbit02). He also made the experimental type family consisting of Anark Diet Stencil, Anark Fat Stencil, and Anark Natural Stencil (2007). Creator of Magricela (2009, octagonal). He is working on Austera (2007, a basic sans) and Phyta (2007, an experimental typeface with stretched out connected letters).

In 2016, he made a custom font for Juliano Monteiro Studio.

Check also his gorgeous art work based on Chumbitos. Link to Fictilia. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

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]  ⦿

Andre Toet Design (was: SO Design)
[André Toet]

Andre Toet Design (and before that, SO Design is a Dutch studio run by André Toet (b. 1950, Den Haag). He was educated at the KABK under Gerrit Noordzij from 1974 until 1976, and at the Central School of Art and Design in London under Nicolete Gray from 1976 until 1977. From 1979 until 1980, he worked as a designer at Total Design with Jurriaan Schrofer and Wim Crouwel. Andre Toet Design is located in Apeldoorn (was: Amsterdam).

Creator of Artu (2012, monospaced display face), Battersea (multiline face), Billiard (2012), Bloggy (experimental), AT Move Bloggy (2010), Decoupe (experimental), AT Move Decoupé (2012: a modular font based on a French game from 1906), Holborn, Mezzo (mimimalist), AT Move Pipi (2012, a playful textured caps typeface created jointly with Jasper Nijssen), AT Move Mezzo, AT Move Powerplay (1976, and redone in 2011: multilined), Musica, Nath, Powerplay, Tremelo, Wiggle.

Creations from 2012: AT Move Holborn (a 3d outlined neon sign face), AT Move Tremelo (based on the logotype Microtel), Artu, AT Move Wyggle, AT Move Wolfszn, AT Move Skewy (2012), AT Move Specx and AT Move Specx Stencil (a slab serif based on the cover of a 1955 French School-Notebook; help with the design from Jasper Nijssen).

Typefaces made in 2013: AT Move Altera, AT Move Altera, AT Move Herengracht (an inline typeface), AT Move Artu Super Super Heavy, AT Move Bulky (glaz krak font), AT Move Quipo (an amoebic font), AT Move MMM (with Jasper Terra and Jasper Nijssen: a rounded organic sans typeface. They write: The design is based on a old Soap-Powder advertisement. MMM is very useful for headings and/or logotypes.), AT Move Strano (squarish stencil), AT Move Nath (optical illusion typeface first made in 1974 at the Central School of Art and Design in London, and digitized in 2013 with the aid of Jasper Terra).

Typefaces from 2014: AT Move Frutta, AT Move Straw (by André Toet and Jasper Nijssen), AT Move Riff Raff (octagonal, with Jasper Nijssen).

Typefaces from 2015: Bombola.

Typefaces from 2016: AT Move Bombola (elliptical style).

Typefaces from 2017: Tremelo.

Typefaces from 2018: Powerplay (trilined).

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

Andrea Almo P

Amposta, Spain-based designer of the experimental modular typeface Sempitern (2018) and the reverse stress typeface Bood (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrea Bassan

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

Andrea Braccaloni

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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 Gyldenör

During her studies at the Danish school of Media and Journalism in Copenhagen, Andrea Gyldenör designed the 3d typeface View (2015) and the geometric experimental typeface Peak (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrea Malpede

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.

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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

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Andrea Venditti

Architect and visual designer in Puglia, Italy. In 2021, he designed the free experimental modular typeface Hofmann, which was inspired by the work of Swiss designer Armin Hofmann. [Google] [More]  ⦿

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 Felipe

During his studies at Campus Agreste da UFPE, Caruaru, Brazil-based André Felipe (b. 1997) designed the modular typeface Eferena (2016), the pixel typeface Sneak Attack (2016), the squarish typefaces Soccer Jersey (2016), Porque (2016) and Quatro (2016, inspired by Bauhaus), the pixel font Peepo (2016), Beheaded (2016), and the slatted typeface Retrosynthwave (2016).

Typefaces from 2017: Greetings (experimental).

Typefaces from 2018: Revolta (pixacao style). [Google] [More]  ⦿

André Génard

Belgian artist, b. 1954, Antwerpen. The DITT writes this about him: André is an adult dyslexic. At Bridges 2009, he presented an experimental typeface on which he had been working since 1975, under the title Zen Art. In 2007, he created another experimental geometric face, Alphabet Candy. [Google] [More]  ⦿

André Nossek
[Via Grafik Gestaltungsbüro (was: Meanworks)]

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André Toet
[Andre Toet Design (was: SO Design)]

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André-Pascal Werthwein

During his studies, Mannhein, Germany-based André-Pascal Werthwein designed Generative Type (2017). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andreas Brunelius
[Gustav & Brun]

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Andreas Carlsson

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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).

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

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Andreas Koller

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Andreas Leonidou
[ALT Foundry]

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

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Andreas Uebele
[Nice To Type (was: Übertype)]

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Andree Nguyen
[Nguyen Type]

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Andree Paat

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Andrei Ograda

Graphic designer from Bucharest (and now Burriana, Spain) who made these typefaces in 2011: STT, Rock, Square, Desgraciado, Cylon, Kalypso, Dgtl, Passio, Sting, and VCT. Via Dos Cabrones, he partners with Vian Peanu.

He hooked up with Pose Radu in 2017 and set up The Jumping Foxes. Through The Jumping Foxes, they commercialized Radu's Matisse design as JF Matisse (2017). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Andrei Robu

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Andreia Bersot

Graphic designer based in Rio de Janeiro. Creator of the experimental typeface 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 typefaces, 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 typefaces. 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 typefaces 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 Buckle

Maidstone, United Kingdom-based programmer. Designer of the experimental typefaces Circula Track (2016) and GX Stretched Lines (2016), and the free grungy handcrafted typeface GX Ruff Stuff (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

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 Edward Fish

During his studies at the University of Huddersfield, Andrew Edward Fish (Blackpool, UK) created Only Human (2015), a very experimental circular typeface inspired by El Lissitzky's brand of constructivism. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrew 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 typeface 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]  ⦿

Andrew Tindale

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Andrew Vilar

Long Beach, CA-based designer of Geometric Type (2015), an experimental typeface that is based on curves and tangential lines. Behance link. [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.

  • Humus (2007-2022). A ten-style humanist / lapidary Latin / Ukrainian Cyrillic / Greek typeface that is characterized by flared terminals.

Additional URL.

MyFonts interview.

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

Andrijana Miladinovic

Leskovac, Serbia-based graphic designer. In 2021, she published Circle Fantasy, an experimental typeface that combines just two elements, thin circle arcs and bold rectangular segments. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrius Maknevicius

Manchester, UK-basded designer in 2018 of an experimental 3d mesh-based typeface to recall Marshall McLuhan's The medium is the message adage. Devian tart link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Angèle Banus

During her studies at ESAG Penninghen in Paris, Angèle Banus designed the bilined display typeface Esoteria (2017). In 2015, she designed two experimental typefaces as a tribute to Belgian singer Stromae. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Angela Coote

Auckland, New Zealand-based designer of Disrupt (2019), a geometric sans typeface with left-leaning i, l, 1 and 4, in order to willfully disrupt. [Google] [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 typefaces Nino and Bíblica, the unicase Bauhaus, the round typeface Aqua, the grunge typefaces Gap and Heart, the handwriting typefaces Pessoa and Pincelazo, Geometrics, Matisse, the minimalist typeface Moogdula, Offset, the sans typeface Quatro, the windowed typeface Ventana, Voluble, Starline, Santa Clara, the trekkie typeface Wet Alien, and the experimental typeface Chida, mentioned here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Angesom Tesfasellassie

Graphic and print designer in Birmingham, UK. He created the experimental typeface 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
[Type This Studio]

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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]  ⦿

Ann Piecha

Cambridge, UK-based designer of the experimental stick figure typeface Line Eyes (2016) and a colorful geometric all caps tape font (2016). Behance link. [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 Bulka

Moscow-based designer of the shaky handcrafted typeface Lefty (2015), which emulates left-handed writing of a right-handed person. [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 Dardou

Paris, France-based designer of the experimental typeface Cercle in 2018. [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 Drozd

During her studies, Yekaterinburg, Russia-based Anna Drozd designed the free experimental Latin / Cyrillic typeface Abraxas (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anna Karpinski

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

Anna Le ortz

French designer of the experimental all caps typeface Magnets (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anna Lukyanchenko

Graphic designer in Moscow. During a type design workshop in 2017, Anna Lukyanchenko designed the dada typeface Psychodelic Serifim. She writes: I was inspired by Dmitrovskaya station in Moscow metro and created two sets of characters, based on trapezium: characters from one set are wide on the top, and from the other set on the bottom. They can be combined or used separately. This Latin / Cyrillic all caps typeface has no relationship with the psychedelic style of the 1960s and 1970s. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anna Skrinnikova

During her studies at Royal Academy Antwerp (Antwerp, Belgium), Anna Skrinnikova designed the experimental typeface Noach (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Annaëlle Cousinié

Graphic designer in Lyon, France. She created the colorful textured geometric solid typeface Dyslexie (2013), the geometric display typeface Codex (2016), and the connect-the-dots electronic circuit typeface Le Lien (2016, FontStruct). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anne Faure

Lyon, France-based designer of the experimental typefaces Tangram (2017) and Alphabody (2017). Behance link. [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]  ⦿

Annika Mechelhoff

German designer of a few experimemtal typefaces in 2017 such as Futura Zensur, Futura Fragment and Futura Echo. [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 typefaces of the beautiful women in the Tang dynasty in China and the Meiji period in Japan.

In 2018, Anthea published the 3d experimental typeface Architext. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anthony Barnett

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

Anthony Neil Dart

Graphic and motion graphics designer in Johannesburg, South Africa, where he worked as Ontwerp.tv (Idea currency) Pty Ltd. He is now located in Seattle, WA.

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 typefaces. Neu Nouveau (2011) is a curly art nouveau face. Numera (2011) is an organic fashion mag face. Killoton (2011) is super-fat and beautiful.

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).

In 2015, he created a series of posters called Vignelliisms illustrating one-liners by Massimo Vignelli.

Typefaces from 2017: Canada (I can't believe that he has trademarked the name Canada). Home page. Behance link. Ontwerp link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Santi Vilagran Casanovas]

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

[Julia Martínez Diana]

Julia Martínez Diana (b. 1990) is based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she studies graphic design at UBA. In 2004, she set up the type foundry Antipixel.

Julia created Circoex (2008) and the hand-printed Culia (2008).

Additions in 2011: Culita (hand-printed), Presa (techno, +UltraLight), the Savia family (hand-drawn typefaces, including a 3d Shadow style), PGY.

Creations from 2012: Aracne, Iso (hexagonal), Belta (hand-printed), Nue (monoline display sans).

Typefaces from 2013: Eneas Expanded (wide poster lettering), Aracne Condensed, Aracne Ultra Condensed (hand-printed caps face, +Light).

Typefaces from 2014: Enyo (hand-drawn poster font), Enyo Serif (2014), Italo (hand-drawn), Lamia (hand-printed, renamed Lamiar after a week).

Typefaces from 2015: LeOsler.

Typefaces from 2016: Austral Slab (layered textured typeface family), Austral Sans (free for personal use), Austral Sans Stamp.

Typefaces from 2017: Escalope (a handcrafted layered font, +icons).

Typefaces from 2018: Fuse V.2 Printed (with Salvador Rodriguez at W Foundry).

Typefaces from 2019: Pasto (an experimental unicase).

Typefaces from 2020: Dingos (a joyful extra bold handcrafted display typeface).

Typefaces from 2021: Equinox.

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


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 typeface called Color Lines in 2010.

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

Anton Izorkin

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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, co-designed with Yassin Baggar). Anton Koovit and Yassin Baggar offer a new take on U8 in their UCity typeface family (2019).

Experimental typefaces 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] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Anton Sokolov

St. Petersburg-based graphic designer who made the experimental typeface 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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Anton Woll Söder

New York City-based designer of the 3d experiment Type My Face (2015). Home page for DFMN. [Google] [More]  ⦿

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 typeface 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]  ⦿

[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 typeface created during TipoBrda 2011.
  • Narod Krepak (2010) is an art deco sans titling typeface 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 typeface constructed with Chinese tangram puzzle tiles. In 2004, he also made an ascii typeface drawn from Helvetica Neue R, created and manipulated using Microsoft Word [sic], called Helvetica Neue R Microsoft Word. He studied art at the University of Connecticut. In 2008, he drew a custom didone display typeface for New York Magazine. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Apollinaria Volskaya

Moscow-based designer of the experimental Cyrillic typeface Nadachu (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aquila Quentin

Aquila Quentin (aka Qkila on the fluid) is a French designer, most likely located in Nimes. Creator of the human typeface dingbat font Fluid Death Qkila (2011), of Vandal on The Fluid (2011, shadow display face), of Broken Fluid (2011), Fluid Christmas (2011), Fluid Spiral (2011), Rock n Fluid (2011) and of the counterless geometric typeface Cube Kila (2011).

In 2013, he designed Level 01, Bombing, Quenelles, La Bande en Baskets (baseball script), Super Cube, Smoke The World, Mr. Poppey, Haricot Magique, Moulin Rouge, Slam (a confident script face), Je n'aime pas le lundi, Love You Mom (+Shadow), Felix (brushy script), Carte Postale (neatly hand-printed letters), Dos Campos, Promotion (grungy caps), Shoes Center, Vertige, Sold Out, Chomage (a textured typeface), Origine du Monde, Metropolis, Crazy Cookies (a 3d face), Spectro, Sea&Turtle, Vamos A La Playa, Bad Boy (dingbats), Yo Mama (outlined typeface), Fat & Cap, Miaou, Basscrw, Fluid LCD, Jam Session, and Fluid Maska (grunge), La Chim de 23:50, Milk Shake Fraise, Made in France, Quand Tu N'es Pas La (a shaded typeface), Souvenir, Filament Galactique, Street Hunter, Eau de Rose, Good Life, Poker Style, Painterz, Spoutnik (constructivist typeface), Jeans de Nîmes, Clothing Brands (script), Moulin Rouge, Mexican Fiesta (Victorian ornamental typeface).

Typefaces from 2014: This Night (grunge), Mirabelle (fat brush script), Kaleidoscopic Vision (dingbats), Kaleidoscopic Mind (dingbats), Chrome, Ghetto Fabulous, Pink Vapor (upright connected brush script), Cargo, Snack, Queen of Today (script), Trouble (grunge), Hip Hop Lab 1, Grind, Road Trip (graffiti font).

Typefaces from 2015: Moi Je M'en Fous (brush script), Peinture Fraiche (fresh paint sign emulation).

Typefaces from 2016: Bigiliw Patterns (ornaments).

Typefaces from 2020: Whole Trains (a graffiti font).

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

Ardak Mukanova

At Saint Petersburg State University (in Saint Petersburg, Russia), rdak Mukanova designed the experimental typeface Cumulus (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Argos Sastre Santoveña

Graduate of Escuela Superior De Diseño De La Rioja in Logrono, Spain, class of 2016. Madrid-based creator of the 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 typefaces PAC ABC (2011) and Castelo Branco (2011). Still in 2011, she made an experimental modular typeface that is modeled after Supertipo Veloz. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ariel Di Lisio

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Arina Vermen

Vilnius, Lithuania-based designer of several experimental Latin and Cyrillic typefaces in 2019. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Arjun Makwana

Illustrator and designer in Mumbai, India, who studied at M S University of Baroda, class of 2012. In 2017, he designed the experimental 3d typeface Imaginarium for the 3d printing company Imaginarium. This is possibly the first font that can be printed in 3 dimensions. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Arktype (was: Atelier René Knip)
[René Knip]

Dutch type designer located in Bloemendaal. Jan Middendorp wrote about him in A.R.K. Ten Years of Type Related Projects 1994-2004 (2004), summarizing Knip's work at Atelier René Knip, mostly experiments in type design. Knip (b. 1963) is a graduate from the St. Joost Academy in Breda, class of 1990. Since 1992, Knip has operated a design studio in Amsterdam, Atelier René Knip.

Recently, Knip and his brother Edgar formed a new company, Gebroeders Knip, which produces furniture and accessories in which letterforms are integral parts of the objects design.

One of his experiments, a unicase typeface with an Arabic feel, was digitized by Nick Curtis as Turban Hey NF (2008).

In October 2012, Knip and another Dutch designer cofounded Arktype, but by 2020, the other Dutch designer left that company.

Typefaces at Knip's site as of 2020:

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Arlinda Lalaj

Visual designer in Seattle, WA, who created Tenso Type in 2014. Tenso Type is based on a mesh design. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Armando Pacheco Ortiz

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

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]  ⦿

Arnaud Saunier

Based in Marseille, France, Arnaud Saunier created the free experimental typeface Polygonal in 2015. Behance link. [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 typeface 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), ARS Region (2002, Bauhaus sans), District (experimental), Descendiaan (1998), Zero Rate (futuristic), Tegel (1998, stencil, kitchen tile), Twenty (octagonal, techno), Trio (dot matrix fonts), Maquette (1999), Region, Product (2007, sans typefaces), Mr Archi, Prime (display), Deviata (unicase face), Forum I-AR (after Forum I, a 1948 font by Georg Trump), Freie Initialen-AR (2007, after a 1928 set of caps for Stempel Garamond), Fry's Ornamented (2007; a revival of Ornamented No. 2 which was cut by Richard Austin for Dr. Edmund Fry in 1796), Graphique-AR (2007; a shaded typeface based on a 1946 design by Eidenbenz for Haas), Gravur-AR (2007; a digital version of a type designed by Georg Trump and issued as Trump-Gravur by Weber in 1960), Initiales Grecques (after a Firmin Didot design, ca. 1800), Lutetia Open (2007; based on Jan Van Krimpen's Lutetia), Old Face Open (2007; a digitization of Fry's Shaded, an open all caps Baskerville cut by Isaac Moore for Fry, ca. 1788), Open Capitals (2007, after Jan Van Krimpen's 1928 typeface for Enschedé called Open Kapitalen), Romulus Capitals (2007; after the caps series by Jan Van Krimpen, 1931), Romulus Open (2007; after the Open series by Jan Van Krimpen, 1936), Rosart 811 (2007; open caps after Enschedé no. 811 by Rosart), Zentenar Initialen (2007; based on blackletter initials of F.H.E. Schneidler, ca. 1937).

Fontshop link. Designer link at FontShop. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿


FontStructor who made Weee (2010), Qada (2010, blackboard bold open face), Qada Treuga (2010, Mexican-themed), Queue BB (2010), Queue (2010, art deco), Tribe Lock (2010, gridded), Calcula (2010, + rounded: an LED family), Verba (2010, dot matrix face), Oldecod (2010, dot matrix face), Polynomial semiserif (2010), Phosphora (2010, texture face), Znot (2011), Robotic Handwriting (2011), Thinkapth (2011), Endomorphism (2011), Caseda (2011), Zare Ornamental Border (2011), Spheretta 5x7 (2011, dot matrix typeface with circles), Kryptos (2014), Subpixel A (2014), aHexasegment (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Art Serrano
[Cecilia Rodríguez]

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

Artem Moiseev

St. Petersburg-based Russian designer of Reflex, a typeface that marries old ustav influences with modern scripts, SirSerif, Line Font (pixelish), Taliman (angular), Griffit, Malevich (totally experimental), Zavitok Font (upright script), and Face (script). Alternate URL. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Artem Sinigur
[Barkar Designs]

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Artemiy Kremer

As part of Kiosk Works (or: Playfaces Type foundry) in Moscow, Russia, Artemiy Kremer designed the experimental Latin / Cyrillic typeface Afform (2019). [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]  ⦿

Arthur Reinders Folmer
[Typearture Type Foundry]

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Arthur Schwarz

Geneva, Switzerland-based designer of (a digital version of) Vierkant (2016), the experimental square typeface first proposed by Wim Crouwel. He also designed El Doble (2018), Maximaal (2016) and the Peignotian typeface Gank (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Artur Basto

During his studies in Porto, Portugal, Artur Basto designed an experimental typeface (2014). [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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Artur Nakhodkin

Saint Petersburg, Russia-based designer of an experimental typeface in 2015. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Arve Båtevik
[Store Norske Skriftkompani]

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Asa Childress
[Ace Productionz]

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[Grant Sparks]

Grant Sparks (aka as Phesix or Ascinct, b. 1985) is the Perth-based designer of the experimental typeface 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]  ⦿

[Alan Cheetham]

Nottingham / Derby, UK-based designer. He made the straight-edged experimental display typefaces Lazer Addiktz (2013: free EPS format typeface) and Next Level (2013). In 2016, he published an all caps poster entitled Alphabetica and the octagonal typeface family Ghetto.

In 2021, he released Uberdank (an all uppercase modular mono slab serif display 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 typefaces), Melt x DR and Melt x tDR (dot matrix), Oval x DR and Oval x tDR (original design by theDesignersRepublic for Issey Miyake), On Grid, Indigo (almost blackletter), orange_2 (dot matrix), Scan (horizontal stripes), Bass, Grape (simple pixel face), Nachahmung and Nachahmung Block (fat and extra condensed, Wim Crouwel simulation typefaces), Nachahmung Block Serif, Conjunction, Interjection, Is It, Sangular (nice experiment), Anonon (nails in square letters), Purple and Purple Very (slab serif headline typefaces, pixelized), Arc Echo (biline and strutted), The Question (a fantastic 3d paper fold imitation face), FS Minimal (a fantastic ultra fat decorative face), FS FontStructor, Vibrant (multiline labyrinthine or op-art face), Writ (upright pixel script), Castor, Ooki (octagonal), Industrial, The I Flat, The I, Indiscrete, Analog (connected script), Dent (mechanical), Digital (connected script), Hello Hello, and Sensei Says.

In 2009, he made Clone It, Entwined, C64, Helix, Fontsration, Bent, Stripe Zoo, Dull, Indent (stencil), Quartertined (kitchen tile), Firox, Orfix, A Priori, Ignore, Confused, S-Ookii, Ookii (octagonal), Very Becoming, Crisis Averted, Crisis (neat bold octagonal face), Penmanship, Up All Night, Sleep All Dayi, Chunk Chip, Grayletter (upright script), Soso, Mostly Harmless (textured face), Etched, La Cross, Twotype, Etched Bare, Aught (One, Two, Three), as: Inflate (Pop, Pfft, Puff, Poof), Istic, Very Becoming, Ignore, Ought, Balance, Broken, Dry Flat (dot matrix), La Cross, Etched (+Bare), Fontsration (+Refined: multilined beauties), FS Institutional (fat multiline face), FS Industrial, FS Pixelayers.

Additions in 2010 as thalamic: fs Section, fs Reboot, fs Easy DNA Auto Stencil, fs Institutional (+Ho, +Elements), fs Quartertined, fs Stencil 2.0, fs Rivet, fs Intaglish, fs Dumb Italic, fs Loop Gap, fs GoTeam (stencil), fs ITilic, fs Kerplunk (Startrek face), fs Dumb Italic, fs Ribbon, fs Beringer, fs Ooki Woodcut, fs Croissant (stencil), fs 45 (octagonal stencil), fsXO, fs Pipe, fs Confused Less.

Fonts from 2011 as thalamic: fs Xenon (a paperclip face), fs Instant, fs Twist, fs WIP (blackletter), fs Sparc, fs Reboot (texture face), fs Pod, fs Flute Tune, fs Special, fs Watch Out (stencil), fs Etched Nyle (labyrinthine face), fs No Kerning Required (2011, connected upright script).

Creations in 2012 as thalamic: fs Flip, fs Mom, fs Noise, fs Noise II, fs Junk, fs You Are Here, fs Flash (outlined), FS Easy Too (paperclip face), FS Strict, FS Fix, fs in three (octagonal stencil face), fs Single, fs Wakarimasen, fs r-failed (white on black), fs Permutation X, fs Pan Am, fs Institutional, fs Institutional 2, fs Chunky (counterless), fs Grayletter (textured face), fsXply (op-art).

Creations in 2013 as thalamic: fs So Not Right, fs Grid Urdu (pixel face), fs Not So Right, fs Six Sticks, fs Half (octagonal family), fs Bored, fs Make it Happen, fs Salvage, fs To Be Discarded, fs Connect (stencil), fs Whomp, fs Praxis, fs Fez (3d face), fs Input, fsTramp, fs Five Alive, fs Hote-Zyd (labyrinthine), fs Patterns (Layers, Quarters), fs Five Alive (origami font), fs Go To Sleep (retro speed font), fs Vaerktoj (inspired by the brand identity of Hoejmark Cycles), fs Permutation B, fs Jester, fs Permutation XII (op-art), fs Insatiable, fs Electronic, fs Carbon (a nice chequered face), fs When We Were Young (multiline typeface), fs Shogun Tiny (a lined kitchen tile typeface), fs Optical, fs When We Were Young (multilined), fs Slate, fs Shogun (gridded), fs Iie (+Filled), fs Blocky (dot matrix), fs Thalamic.

Creations in 2014 as thalamic: fs Perhaps, fs Perhaps Perhaps, fs Stability (Turmoil, Flux), fs Industrial (an artsy fat dot matrix face), fs Rehash, fs Ah, fs Curly, fs So, fs Flint, fs ICK (blackboard bold style), fs Wiggle, fs Grid, fs Ah.

Creations from 2015 as thalamic: fs B-Chain (bike chain font), fs Risque (art deco), fs Squangular (Impair, Square, Flair, Pair), fs Oval, fs MIP, fs Flower (kitchen tile face).

Creations as minimum: fs Chips (2014), fs Oh (2014, piano key style), fs Stack (2014, +Overflow), fs llljjj (2014), fs Turn Off The Sun (2014, beveled), fs Zag (2013 textured), fs Zig (2013, textured), fs Mullions (2013), fs The Italic (2013), Gridlock (2009), Mingle Minx (2009), Mingle Co (2009), Mingle (2009, gridded letters), Bevel (2009, 3d beveled family), illiij (2009, multiline family), m.ove.r (2009, multiline family), Grayscale (2009, multiline family), fs Cubed (2010, 3d-face), Bas Relief (2009, 3d face), Silver (2009, 3d face), Tin (2009), Lead (2009), Bevel (2009), Bevel Just (2009), Bevel Just Shadowed (2009), Ceci n'est pas une vague (2009), A Fault in Reality (2009, optical effect font), Blit Slash (2009, experimental), Blit Hack (2009), Dot Dot Hex (2009), Super Black (2009), fs Overlap (2010), fs Fabric (2010, texture font), fs Original (2010), fs Ink Blot (2010), fs Dots and Dashes (2010), fs I Square (2010), fs Squared Up (2010), fs Super Black (2010), fs Unoriginal (2010), fs Minimum (2010, geometric stencil face), fs Pin and Thread (2010, stitching face), fs Shade (2012, 3d face).

FontStructions from 2011: fs Perpetual (dotted line face), fs Slither, fs No Escape, fs Prompt (a DNA-inspired biochemical lab face), fs Plus H (horizontally striped face), fs Arc Test 2:2 (a modular blackboard bold face), fs V Simple (2010, textured face), fs Instant, fs Permutation V, fs Rehash Monoic (labyrinthine), fs Meta (texture face), fs Scroll, fs Scroll Not (stencil).

FontStructions from 2012: fs Translucent (a texture face), fs Bank, fs Shade, fs Confined (white on black), fs Institutional (+Vo, +HeVe, +Ho, +He, +Ve: texture typefaces), fs Bang, fs Random (textured face), fs Random Pattern, fs Lead, fs Tin, fs Silver, fs Tungsten.

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 de Design Holistique
[Joel Maillot]

Designer in Camboulazet (was: Albi and Toulouse), France, who created the didone display typeface Black Italic in 2014, and the blackletter Gothique, the wavy Dancing Font, Tape Font, Mosaique, the splendid Mono Gorille, Curiosité, the free geometric sans typeface Activitic, and the signage font Shibby in 2016.

In 2017, he designed Sharpness Grotesk.

Typefaces from 2018: Joplin (a free experimental pair of typefaces that play on positive and negative spaces), 518 (a free color font), Meta (a courageously named emoji-enriched free monoline rounded sans; I am sure that under pressure from FontShop, it was renamed 518 after a few weeks), Spectacle (free), Fracture (a free blackletter font).

Typefaces from 2019: Abac (free).

Typefaces from 2020: Spectacle (free). Behance link. Another URL. Yet another URL. [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.

In 2017, he published the bespoke typeface BirdYard, the free AO Grotesk (with poygonal outlines), free display sans typeface family Matol, the free geometric solid typeface AOX, which comes in Stencil and Regular styles, the free polygonal typeface family AO Mono, and the free monospaced Minimal Mono.

Typefaces from 2020: Kaomo (monlinear, monospaced), AO Mono (polygonal).

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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Audrey Stanton

Graphic designer in Ann Arbor, MI. Her hipster typeface Tatter was created in 2014 as part of a typography course at the University of New South Wales College of Fine Arts. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

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]  ⦿

Augusto Ramirez

Asuncion, Paraguay-based designer of the free experimentasl Bodoni typeface Bodowi (2019). [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

Aurélien Vret is a multidisciplinary artist and type designer. Born in Noisy-le-Sec, France, in 1987, he studied visual art at the fine arts school in Toulouse (Isdat). He studied type design with François Chastanet and obtained his B.F.A. in 2010.

Now based in Vincennes near Paris, he designed an experiment type based on Frutiger called L'in-vu. In 2017, he created his first real typeface, Prosaic, at Typofonderie under the guidance of Jean François Porchez. Typofonderie describes Prosaic as a postmodern vernacular sans. They write: Prosaic Black is comparable to the Antique Olive Nord, while the thinner versions can refer to Frutiger or some versions of the Ladislas Mandel typefaces intended for telephone directories. To a lesser extent, the search for forms and counterforms can be reminiscent of Jeremy Tankard's Fenland or certain Evert Bloemsma typefaces such as FF Balance or FF Legato.

Interview by Porchez. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

[Maarten Dullemeijer]

Dutch company run by Jeroen Breen, Maarten Dullemeijer and Rob Stolte, who all graduated from Utrecht School of the Arts (HKU). Autobahn designs special graphical projects, often with an illustrative and typographical angle. They offered these free fonts made with tomato paste, toothpaste and other things: Autobahn-Gelvetica, Autobahn-Heldentica, Autobahn-Tomatica (2008). Autobahn Grafisch Ontwerp is based in Utrecht, The Netherlands. The designers are Jeroen Breen (b. 1981), Maarten Dullemeijer (b. 1982) and Rob Stolte (b. 1981).

Their house fonts are Air Light (techno) and LEF.

In 2010, they produced the exquisite typeface Petronius, which is based upon a typeface designed by surrealist Joop H. Moesman (1909-1988).

The Alphabet in stone typeface by Dom Hans van der Laan, a Dutch monk who lived from 1904 until 1991, was digitized in 2011, and the project can be seen here. Contributors include Willem Noyons, Maarten Dullemeijer and Rob Stolte. This typeface is based on the proportions found in Trajan.

In 2017, they created the typeface Jakobus for the identity of 1N, an old church that was reshaped into living space by Zecc Architects. The typeface cmes close to Dutch deco.

In a project called Hacking Habitat (2015), they combined Arial Black and Times into a hybrid typeface.

Behance link. [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]  ⦿

Ayda Ekin Mete

During her studies in Izmir, Turkey, Ayda Ekin Mete designed the circular experimential typeface Nubia Smartphone (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aydi Rainkarnichi

Cirebon, Indonesia-based designer of the free hand-drawn typeface Amburegul (2014) and of AlphanumericQR (2014, alphabet and numbers based on the QR-Code generator). In 2015, Aydi created the free Morse fonts BukanMorse, BukanMorse One and BukanBinary. In 2016, he designed the handcrafted Yantiq, and the experimental Agrly (which is based on the QR Code).

Open Font Library link. Dafont 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 (2011), and Dead man Running (2012, a hand-drawn typeface based on Regula Old). A more recent Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Azmi Kamarullah

Indonesian designer in Bandung (b. 1991) who created the Indonesian-themed ornamental typefaces Seselendangan (2010) and Loveleaves (2010). In 2012, he added Absurd Sans, a typeface with missing pieces. In 2014, he designed the spurred Western typeface Texas Troupe. Autumn Rats (an all-caps cartoon / poster typeface), Newside FP, Zigzagzug, Raw District, Lugina FP (rounded sans), Crissco (a dot matrix typeface) and Pocket Thrilled followed in 2015. In 2016, he made Kelpotico (textured).

Home page. Another URL. Behance link. Dafont link. Tumblr link. Old home page. Another Tumblr link. Society6 link. Another Behance link. Yet another Behance link. Aka Ask me and as Carrot Rope. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Badson Studio
[Kyle Read]

Badson Studio is a type foundry in Buena Vista (was: Denver), CO, launched by Kyle Read in 2014. Kyle Read (b. 1987 or 1988) hails from the American Northeast and lived in Chatham, NJ. He studied graphic design and printmaking at Savannah College of Art and Design (class of 2010), and has created typefaces for Abercrombie & Fitch in Columbus, Ohio. He studied type design at the Type@Cooper Extended Type Design Program in New York. We believe, but are not sure, that Kyle started Proof&Co. In 2015, these commercial typeface families had been published by Read at Badson Studio:

  • Ermine: The Ermine Type Family is derived from one of the most illuminated eras in American History. President Franklin D. Roosevelt launched his New Deal in 1929 to get America back to work after the now infamous market crash and Great Depression. Between 1935 and 1943, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) was established by presidential order and employed more than 8 million workers. Some of the more visible projects were posters created to promote tourism in the country's National Parks. More than 2,000,000 posters were printed by the Federal Art Project's poster division. Almost all of these posters have been lost or destroyed. The Ermine Family is designed to be reminiscent of this era of public art, drawing from the wonderfully quirky lettering styles of the WPA National Parks Posters themselves.
  • Bota Display: a didone typeface.
  • Guilder: a multiline and outline typeface family.

Before Badson Studio, Kyle created the layered multiline typeface Pinscher (2013), the rounded sans typeface Penfield (2013), the experimental typeface Geoface (2013), the warm titling typeface Holden (2013), the multiline straight-edged typeface Countdown (2013), and the art deco family Flagpole (2013).

In 2013, he received the 2013 SOTA Catalyst Award. Home page for Kyle Read. [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]  ⦿

Bagerich Type Foundry (was: Zealab Fonts Division, Zea Fonts, Zea Lab, Zeaspace)
[Reza Rasenda]

Founded in Bandung, Indonesia in the middle of 2019 by graphic designers Reza Rasenda (b. 1993) and Riska Chandra Dewi, Zealab Fonts Division specializes in and is inspired by urban culture, luxurious brands and street posters. Reza Rasenda designed these typefaces in 2020: Crenzo (a free sci-fi typeface), Pherome (a fashion-conscious display serif), Arguman (an aerodynamic or speed font), Oldblue (an interlocking retro font), Digitany (pixelized), Ethique, Brightfate (with Riska Candra Dewi; a sharp-edged typeface that conjures up images of a guillotine), Bagerich (an art nouveau genre display typeface by Reza Rasenda and Riska Candra Dewi), Digitany (pixelish), Rigeko (a refreshing display typeface), Chillion (in the heavy rounded serif genre), Anglestein (a sans inspired by retro car and amplifier lettering), Millik (a sturdy angular poster typeface), Bellinzo, Shirens, Roundlane, Oldblend (a 4-style circle-based sans family, possibly renamed Oldblue), Richson (a sans inspired by pop punk, rock, hardcore music and skateboarding), Airbolt (a futuristic racing font), Roseford (a display typeface), Qultiva (a display typeface), Ethique, Hochland (tall, condensed, urban), Rodenberg (a beer bottle font), Aveline (a display serif), Quilla, Monschone (a fashion mag sans in one style).

Typefaces from 2021: Neima (a decorative serif), Nagoda, Chuten (a display typeface), Ephidona (a decorative serif), Claycozoa (an intestinal typeface), Elgista (incised and hipsterish, with mostly trapezoidal stems), Amovand (a decorative serif), Willton, Olieva, Waffold, Bogam (a great free black display font), Voca (brutalist, in their view), Gover (a gaspipe sans, +stencil), Agne (a decorative serif).

Typefaces from 2022: Vifellia (an experimental condensed display serif, in which the left side serif is curved and the right side serif is straight).

Type Department link for Zealab. Type Department link for Bagerich Type Foundry.

Typefaces from 2022: Guffonia (a hyper-decorative hipster typeface), Baunk (futuristic). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Balasz Pusztai

During his studies in Budapest, Balasz Pusztai designed the rounded modular poster typeface Industria (2016) and the experimental typeface Burda (2016), which is based on the crisscrossing lines of Burda's famous pattern books. [Google] [More]  ⦿

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]  ⦿

Bang Chau

Jersey City, NJ-based designer of Degrade Typeface (2014), a minimalist experiment. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Baptiste Chaloux

Graphic designer in Rennes, France, who created the über-modular typeface One Curve (2015), in which each glyph is either a rectangle or a quarter circle. He also made the free monoline sans typeface Crossed Type (2015) [careful: the zippyshare download site has viruses]. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

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]  ⦿

Baptiste Guesnon

Type designer based in Paris and Stockholm, who graduated with a master's and a bachelor's degree in graphic design from ESAD Valence, in 2016 and 2014 respectively. In 2013, he did a post-graduate diploma in Fashion at Duperré (Paris) after completing a technical degree in visual communication at Estienne (Paris). Baptiste did a five-month internship in 2015 at Underware, working on Cyrillic and learning Python scripting and type design from Bas Jacobs.

He released the semi-experimental typeface Agate at the Swedish foundry So Type. Agate was originally designed to be used as a display font for Strates, an architecture magazine edited by Baptiste Gerbelot Barillon who took part in the early days of the project. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Barbara Brownie

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

Barbara Masson

Paris-based designer (b. 1993) of the free experimental condensed typeface Gestalt (2016). Behance link. Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Barbara Scodelario

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

Barkar Designs
[Artem Sinigur]

Barkar Designs ws founded in 2019 by Ukrainian designer Artem Sinigur. Creator of the experimental geometric design typeface Barcore (2020). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Barnbrook (was: VirusFonts, Virus Foundry, Studio 12)
[Jonathan Barnbrook]

Jonathan Barnbrook was born in 1966 in Luton, England. He is a type and graphic designer and filmmaker. Since 1990 he has worked with cultural institutions, activist groups and charities and produced a steady stream of posters. He is also known for his collaborations with Adbusters and Damien Hirst, his work for David Bowie, and his typefaces released by Emigre and Virus (his own foundry). He started Virus in 1997, and works out of the Barnbook Studio (now Studio 12) in London's Soho. Virus Foundry became just Barnbrook ca. 2017. He specializes in cult-type typefaces.

MyFonts interview. Creative Pro interview. Bio at Emigre.

In 2007, Mathieu Réguer wrote a thesis at Estienne on Barnbrook.

Barnbrook designed these typefaces:

Fontworks link. MyFonts link. FontShop link.

Showcase of Jonathan Barnbrook's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Baron Chau

Graphic designer in Sydney, Australia, who created Network Typeface (2014). This modular chromatic typeface lends itself easily to glyph compositions in Latin, Chines and devanagari, and is also usefl for creating icons. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

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]  ⦿

Bart Miko

London, UK-based designer of the experimental square-themed typeface Miko18 (2018). [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]  ⦿

Beatrice Keniausyte

Vilnius, Lithuania-based designer of Link (2019: a typeface was inspired by the Z. Bauman's concept of liquid modernity) and Dual (2019: art deco). [Google] [More]  ⦿

[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 Neumann

Ben Neumann is a graphic designer in Auckland, New Zealand, who graduated from Auckland University Of Technology (AUT). In 2014, during his studies, he created the experimental typeface Athena Black. In 2016, he published the classical serif text typeface M1911. Behance link. Newer Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

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]  ⦿

BenBenWorld (or: BB Bureau)
[Benoît Bodhuin]

Benoît Bodhuin (aka Ben Ben) lived in Tournai, Belgium, and after a brief spell in "chti" country, i.e., in Villeneuve d'Ascq, France, he relocated to Nantes in France. He studied mathematics and graphic design. Freelance graphic designer since 2004. In 2011, he set up Benben World at MyFonts.

Designer of the pixel fonts Logotix (2004), Latham and 5x7 Negatie Moyenne. In 2010, he made the paperclip typeface Pipo (first published in 2011 by Die Gestalten, and in 2017 by bb-bureau). He created the commercial angular sans typeface S-L (2006) which was originally made for the University of Arts Saint-Luc in Tournai. It was published by Volcano.

Commercial typefaces include S-L Bold (2012, a hexagonal typeface based on his design at St. Luc in 2006), Zigzag (2012, Volcano Type; a font originally made for the Vivat theater), and Marianne (2012, BenBenWorld: an inline and modular typeface family).

In 2013, he published the stencil / fractured typeface Mineral.

In 2014, he designed the experimental triangle-based Bauhaus-inspired Side A typeface.

In 2016, Bodhuin designed the expressive Italian typeface family BB Book A and bb-book Contrasted. He added the wedge serif BB Book B, BB Book Mono and BB Book Text to that series in 2018.

Typefaces from 2017: Brutal, Elastik.

Typefaces from 2019: Grotesk Remix (extended to Grotesk Remix Monospace and Grotesk Remix Variable in 2020), Tme (experimental: an update of Sl drawn in 2006 for the University of Arts Saint-Luc de Tournai), Standard-bb, Pickle Standard (extravagant and thought-provoking).

Typefaces from 2020: Gikit (in Text and Title version, for a perfect gridnik feel), Ballpill (designed for printing at very small sizes).

Typefaces from 2021: Bilibot (an experiment with overlapping strokes), Pimpit (rounded, condensed and with reverse stress), Volcano Type link. View Bodhuin's commercial typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Benjamin Brandt

During his studies at The School of Visual Communication, Aarhus, Denmark-based Benjamin Brandt designed the experimental outlined display typeface Accessori (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Benjamin Gomez

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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]  ⦿

Benjamin Pollach

Berlin, Germany-based designer of an experimental font for Wired Magazine (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Benjamin Rylewski

Motion designer in Versailles, France, who created the hexagonal psycho typeface Opium in 2015. Quartz (2015) is a modular typeface based on shapes of minerals. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Benjamin Tuttle

Brooklyn-based graphic designer with an interest in lettering and typeface design. He studied graphic design in Raleigh, North Carolina and received a certificate in typeface design from the Cooper Union in 2019. Benjamin Tuttle is a volunteer at the collectively-run microcinema Spectacle Theater since 2017, contributing film programming, poster design, trailer editing, and more. He is Design Director at Ultravirgo. His typefaces:

  • Clark (2006).
  • Plebeian (2021). An experimental text sans that started as a formal experiment with the modularity of Frank E. Blokland's letter model. Plebeian can be purchased at Order Type Foundry.
  • Pastiche Grotesque (2021). Released at Order Type Foundry. He explains: Pastiche Grotesque is type design fanfiction looking at late 19th century Gothics through the lens of mid-20th century Neo-grotesques. It hypothesizes what a Neo-grotesque might look like if lower contrast forefathers like Akzidenz or Venus didn't exist.
  • Amalgam. A knife-edged typeface originally drawn for a poster designed for the 9th Annual Spectacle Shriek Show, a day-long horror movie marathon.
  • No Gothic. A digital revival of the American Type Founders Gothic No. 578, which was originally released by Inland Type Foundry as Gothic No. 8 and Keystone Type Foundry as Standard Gothic. While staying faithful to the original outlines, the revival adds a few modernizations like kerning, an expanded character set and OpenType stylistic sets that reflect the changes in design between the Inland and Keystone releases.
  • Spectacle (2019). A text face designed during his studies at Type@Cooper for the Spectacle Theater and its cheaply printed monthly calendar of programming.
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Benoît Bodhuin
[BenBenWorld (or: BB Bureau)]

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Benoît Champy

French designer of these free typefaces 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: Andi (2014), Dker Finepoint (2011), Dker Feltpen (2011), Dker Poster (2011).
  • Grunge: Aerial Demented (2011).
  • Shadow face: Oh Jay (2011).
  • 3d face: Bleuck (2011).
  • Geometric experimental typefaces: 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 typefaces: Weird Cuts (2012).
  • Arts and Crafts: Home Square (2012).
  • Other: Flea Market (2013), Computer Aid (2016).
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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 typefaces This is her type (2010) and BRSRKR (2010), and the experimental geometric typefaces Bibo (2010), Nova (2010) and Balla (2010). At the end of 2010, he started work on a big avant garde sans family called República Sans. Raw (2011) is a modular experimental face. Behance link. Cargo Collective link. Another Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bert Typography
[Stefan Ruetz]

This was also called A Hundred Dollars and a Dog (AHDAAD), located in Mainz, Germany. This studio, run jointly by Isabelle Gehrmann and Stefan Ruetz, did graphic design and art direction. Creators of some (free) experimental typefaces for Neo2 magazine in Spain, such as Bert (2005, a futuristic face). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bettie Belle

Manchester, UK-based student-designer of an experimental geometric typeface (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bianca Di Pietro

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

Bibiani Berardi

Miami, FL-based designer of the exprimental school project font Interlaced Alphabet (2015). Behance link. [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 Sans (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 Martinez 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

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Billy Flynn

London-based designer of the poster typeface Grizzly (2013) and the experimental typeface Robust (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

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 typeface Urbana Ltd (2009), which won an award at the TDC2 2010 type design competition in the category of display typefaces. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Björn Johansson

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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. Beautifully advertized in gonzo style: Hand-drawn in the night air with a DC-3 propeller blade, YWFT Clairemy is 327 glyphs of pure, bistromathic glory, and contains OpenType alternates that would make DeGaulle perm his moustache. York (2013) is an ornamental caps typeface family that can be used to layer and create 3d effects.

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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]

Blue Typo is owned and run by Erendida Mancilla and Manolo Guerrero since 2000. Manolo Guerrero (San Luis Potosi, Mexico) is the Mexican creator of Deconstructa (2005, grunge), Hybrid Screen (2005), and Optica (2008, an opart or optical illusion texture face). Optica won an award at TDC2 2009 and a grand prize at Tipos Latinos 2010 (in the experimental type category) and can be bought at MyFonts under the Cocijotype label. Optica is a tribute to Colombian artist Omar Rayo's optical art.

FontStructions by him in 2009 include Block 02 (stencil). In 2009, he also made the experimental face MiniBlock (Cocijotype). In 2010, Sticky was published---it is an experimental brick face. Sonotipo (2016) is an experimental typeface co-designed with Alfonso Alba. It won an award at Tipos Latinos 2016.

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Poster artist in Lima, Peru. In 2021, he/she designed Experimental (2021). [Google] [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]  ⦿

Bobby Liu

Designer of the experimental typeface Logica (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Oskar Lübeck]

Founding creative director of Differ Design in Stockholm. Founder and Creative Director of the Swedish design agency Bold (in 2011). Prior to Bold he was the Design Director at The Brand Union's Stockholm office. He has many years of international experience having worked and studied in Japan, New York, Dubai and London.

His typefaces include Nordea Sans (for Nordea Bank), Labyrinyth (pixel style), Lateral (vertically striped face), Pop-Up, Fine Line, and Basic Shapes (a geometric experiment). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bold Monday
[Pieter van Rosmalen]

Bold Monday is an independent font foundry established by Paul van der Laan and Pieter van Rosmalen and based in Eindhoven, The Netherlands (and before that, The Hague). Pieter van Rosmalen (Eindhoven, The Netherlands) studied advertising and graphic design at Sint Lucas in Boxtel and graduated from the postgraduate Type & Media program at the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in The Hague in 2002. He runs Bold Monday's Eindhoven office.

In 2018, Bold Monday joined The Type Network.

Pieter van Rosmalen has designed retail as well as custom typefaces for clients worldwide, such as NBC Universal, Audi AG, General Electric and KPN. One of Pieter's designs is used for street signs in South Korea. Pieter's retail typefaces in the Bold Monday catalog include

  • Aniek (2009: a children's script).
  • Bilo (2018: a grotesque).
  • Capibara (2007).
  • Dico (2004-2020). A varied suite of 45 typefaces by ncompassing eight proportional and monospaced sub-families (Sans, sas Soft, Mono, Code One, Code Two, Typefwriter, Slab, Mono Slab). It circles around a sans-serif van Rosmalen started in 2004 for design studio Teldesign, comprehensively updated and expanded upon in 2020. The monospaced script styles are loosely based on Corinthian Script for the IBM Selectric.
  • Nitti (2008: monospaced), Nitti Grotesk (2012-2014), Nitti Mostro (2015, +Stencil, +Disco, a splendid multiline headline typeface), Nitti Typewriter (2009).
  • Panno (2008, a sans), Panno Sign, Panno Text (2008-2010). By Van Rosmalen and van der Laan).
  • Pinup (fat rounded sans, done in 2008). In 2013, he published Pinup Dotted (a textured typeface).
  • Stanley (headline face, done in 2008; includes a stencil).
  • Puffin, Puffin Display (rounded informal sans families) and Puffin Arcade (a large bitmap font family).

Bold Monday also has typefaces by other designers. In 2012, Bold Monday published the trompe l'oeuil typeface Macula (Jacques Le Bailly) which is based on designs by Oscar Reutersvärd. Oskar (2002-2013). They write: Oskar, designed by Paul van der Laan, is a typeface inspired by Dutch architectural and advertising lettering from the early 20th century. Particularly the style of lettering that was painted on walls and shopfronts, or executed in metal on buildings. This kind of typography did not exist as metal printing types, but was instead painted manually by sign painters, or drawn by architects. Initially the typeface was designed in 2002 for the lettering of a monumental school in The Hague, designed by architect Jan Duiker in 1929. In 2012, they published the trompe l'oeuil typeface Macula (Jacques Le Bailly) which is based on designs by Oscar Reutersvärd.

Further typefaces include Feisar (techno), Flex (sans), Naomi (1999) and Pixel Package.

GE Inspira Sans and Serif (Mike Abbink, Paul van der Laan and Pieter van Rosmalen, Bold Monday) won an award in the TDC 2015 Type Design competition.

In 2018, Pieter published the experimental pixel-inspired typeface family Alterego.

Typefaces from 2021: Stanley: Bold and broad-shouldered, Stanley is a poster typeface collection in three styles rooted in the first sans-serif designs of the 19th century---the grotesques. Stanley is available in Normal, Stencil, and Stencil Rough.

Pieter designed custom typefaces for worldwide clients amongst others Agis, Audi, Teldesign, KPN, The government of South Korea (road signing), The Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management (OV Chipcard), USA Today (Futura Today, 2012, with Paul van der Laan), and NBC Universal. For Holland Festival in 2014, Paul van der Laan designed the stencil typeface HF Stencil (in collaboration with design studio Thonik, Amsterdam, and Diana Ovezea), a design inspired by Glaser Stencil.


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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 typeface Hamptons BF, and another art deco headline face, Take Two BF.

In 2006, he published the 12-style family Blackletter Sans and the exquisite poster semi-Greek simulation art deco typeface Abstrak BF (modeled after a 1931 ATF font by Robert Foster called Abstract).

In 2007, he surprises with the 1920s poster font Michelle BF, the hand-printed Brandy BF, its follow-up Johnny Script BF (2008), the quirky Freaky Frog BF, the dot matrix halftone effect font Subliminal BF, the frizzy Glow Gothic BF (2007), and the gorgeous swashy 3-style blackletter family Black Swan BF (2007).

His 2008 typefaces: Jacky Sue BF (based on the hand of Jackie Geerlings), SoHo Nights BF, Hamburger Font BF (a rounded fat face), and the art deco sans serif typefaces Sidewalk Cafe BF (2008) and Hamptons BF (2 weights).

Emerge BF (2009) is a flare serif inspired by Admiral, c.1900, from the Keystone Type Foundry. Freedom Writer BF (2009) is a connected handwriting script face.

Danielle BF (2010) is hand-printed, based on the hand of Danielle Paradis. Factor BF (2010) is an electronic / futuristic / techno face. FingerSpeller BF (1994) is an American sign language typeface. Retroscript BF (2010) and Capistrano BF (2010) are beautiful connected scripts.

In 2011, he added the fat felt tip pen typeface Sherbet BF and the funky rounded display typeface Dragonfly BF. In that same year, he published the stunted black wood type typeface Squat (BA Graphics, based on earlier work of or with Bob Alonso).

Typefaces from 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, and My Write Hand BF were published.

Footloose (2015, BA Graphics) is a dynamic script typeface that was unfinished when Bob Alonso died. John Bomparte finished it.

Typefaces from 2016: Shandy BF (a playful connected script).

Typefaces from 2018: Petals BF. A flourished curvaceous ornamental didone.

Typefaces from 2021: Between The Lines BF (a display typeface with some Super Veloz vibe).

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[Boris Schandert]

Sankt Augustin, Germany-based creator (b. 1981) of the pixel typeface BOODASDREIECKE (2007): all the pixels are in fact small triangles. He also designed BOODAS.DE|Subtract (2007, negative octagonal), My (2007), Boodas.de|My|Regular (2007, octagonal, free), Redhead (2007, geometric, experimental), Bourier (2007, like Courier with bowls filled in and frills added), Slimbo (2008, hairline geometric). All his fonts are free. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Boon E. Lim

Malaysian graphic artist, nicknamed Boom Yee. He created the experimental decorative typeface 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).

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Boris Stoll

Swiss designer of the experimental geometric typeface 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]  ⦿

Borutta (or: Duce Type)
[Mateusz Machalski]

Borutta (or Duce Type) is the creative studio of über-talented Warsaw-based designer Mateusz Machalski (b. 1989), a graduate of Wydziale Grafiki ASP in 2014, and of Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts. His oeuvre is simply irresistible, charming and a worthy representative of the Polish poster style---witness Alergia (2016), Magiel Pro (2017) and Madiso (2017).

He is the creator of the blackletter-inspired typeface Raus (2012), which also could pass for a Cyrillic simulation font. It was possibly made with Pawel Wypych. He also made Kebab (2012, a fat caps face), Duce (2012, art deco: withdrawn from MyFonts after Charles Borges complained that it was a rip-off of his own Gloria), Fikus (2012), Woodie (2012, a condensed rough wood type face), Polon (2012), Aurora (2012, a German expressionist poster face), Musli (monoline connected script), HWDP (2012, poster font), Wieczorek Script (2012, hand-printed), Hamlet (2012, a sword and dagger typeface, renamed to Prince), Caryca (2012, Cyrillic simulation, done with Pawel Wypych), Bezerro (2012, poster face), Bitmach (2012, pixel face), Meat Script (2012, a caps only market signage brush script), Krac (2012, a tall poster font), Hermes (2012: Ten Dollar Fonts), Berg (2012, a roughened blackletter face), Buldog (2012), Dudu (2012, tall condensed face).

In 2012, Polish designer Wojciech Freudenreich and Mateusz Machalski combined forces to design the techno typeface SYN, which is based on an earlier De Stijl-genre alphabet by Freudenreich. In 2020, they released the free typeface family SYN Nova, which includes additional styles and a variable font.

Machalski likes old wood types, which inspired him in 2012 to publish a wood type collection of weathered display typefaces: Condom, Hype, Whore, Banger, Buka. Elo (2012) and Duce (2012) are fat weathered wood types.

Typefaces made in 2013: Wood Type Collection 2 (which includes Brie, Kaszti, Mader, Modi, Rena, Roast, Ursus), Zigfrid (headline face), Salute (letterpress style), Benito (a letterpress or geometric wood typeface), Bojo (heavy wood style poster face), Picadilly (heavily inktrapped open counter sans family), GIT (a manly headline sans), Lito (an eroded poster typeface), Haine (vernacular caps), Aneba (an organic sans family, renewed in 2016 as Aneba Neue), Vitali (sans), Korpo Serif (slab serif), Korpo Sans (elliptical family; +Greek, +Cyrillic).

Typefaces from 2014: Adagio Slab, Adagio Serif, Adagio Sans (a superfamily not to be confused with the 2006 typeface Adagio Pro by Profonts), Adagio Sans Script, Adagio Serif Script, Adagio Slab Script, Tupperware Pro. Tupper Pro (42 styles) was designed by Mateus Machalski and the RR Donnelley team.

Typefaces from 2015: Tupper Serif (again with RR Donnelley: a custom superfamily for pairing Latin, Cyrillic, Hebrew an Greek; for Tupperware), Vitali Neue, Legato Serif, Corpo Serif, Corpo Sans, Zigfrid, Picadilly (a great ink-trapped sans typeface family with an erect g).

Typefaces from 2016: Nocturne (just like Magiel, this free typeface was designed as part of the Warsaw Types project: this wedge serif text typeface is inspired by the lettering on stone tablets commemorating the victims of World War II, and prewar Jewish shop signage), Favela (an experimental, geometric sans, for headline and fashion magazine use), Gangrena (a weathered typeface system co-designed with Ania Wielunska), Migrena Grotesque (earlier named Enigma Grotesque but probably in view of a clash with the name Enigma used by Jeremy Tankard changed to the appropriately named Migrena Grotesque), Alergia Grotesk (a take on the classical geometric grotesque style, in 60 weights, for Latin, Greek and Cyrillic), Alergia Remix (a hipster / hacker / Futura take on Alergia Grotesque).

Typefaces from 2017: Nocturne Serif, Massimo (copperplate semi-serif influenced by New York; originally called Madison, they were frced to change the name to Massimo), Magiel Pro (a geometric display family influenced by Polish banners from the Russian occupatuon era, 1945-1989; it has a charming Black and a hairline, and covers Cyrillic too).

A particularly intriguing project in 2017 was Bona, which set out to revive and extend Andrzej Heidrich's old typeface Bona. Mateusz Machalski contacted him for advice on the revival project. The resulting typeface families were published by and are available from Capitalics. The centerpiece is the warm and wonderful text typeface Bona Nova. It is supplemented by the extreme contrast typeface family Bona Title and the inline typeface family Bona Sforza. Participants in the project also include Leszek Bielski, Ania Wielunska and Michal Jarocinski. Google Fonts link for Bona Nova. Github link for Bona Nova.

Typefaces from 2018: Bilbao (an innovative blend of sans, slab and mono genres in 18 styles), Cukier (a logo font family inspired by the vernacular typography from Zanzibar).

In 2018, Mateusz Machalski, Borys Kosmynka and Przemek Hoffer co-designed the six-style antiqua typeface family Brygada 1918, which is based on a font designed by Adam Poltawski in 1918. Free download from the Polish president's site. The digitization was made possible after Janusz Tryzno acquired the fonts from Poltawski's estate. The official presentation of the font took place in the Polish Presidential Palace, in presence of the (right wing, ultra-conservative, nationalist, law and order) President of Poland, Andrzej Duda. Calling it a national typeface, the president assured the designers that he would use Brygada 1918 in his office. It will be used for diplomas and various other official forms. In 2021, with Anna Wielunska added to the list of authors, it was added as a variable font covering Latin, Greek and Cyrillic to Google Fonts. Github link.

Typefaces from 2019: Gaultier (a sans family that is based on the styles of Claude Garamond, Robert Granjon and Eric Gill---a serifless Garamond and Gill Sans hybrid; includes a fine hairline weight), Aioli (a commissioned type system), Promo (a rounded sans family), Sigmund (the main style is inspired by the Polish road signage typeface designed in 1975 by Marek Sigmund: With the increase of weight, Sigmund turns into a geometric display in the spirit of vernacular typography from the signs of Polish streets; followed in 2022 by Sigmund Pro (15 styles)), Podium Sharp (based on Dudu, this 234-style family is a hybrid between different old Polish modular and geometric woodtypes such as Rex, Blok and Bacarat; note that 234=2x9x13, so fonts are numbered in Univers style from 1,1 (ultra-compressed hairline) to 9,13 (ultra expanded heavy)), Harpagan (an experiment in reverse and unusual stresses).

Typefaces from 2020: Tyskie (a custom sans for Tyskie Magazine), Habibi Display (an ultra-fat display typeface inspired by bold Arabic headline typefaces), Podium Soft, Afronaut (an experimental Africa-themed font). In 2020, the team at Capitalics in Warsaw, namely Mateusz Machalski, Borys Kosmynka and Ania Wielunska, revived Adam Poltawski's Antykwa Poltawskiego (1928-1931) as Poltawski Nowy.

Typefaces from 2021: Alfabet (a 20-style Swiss-inspired sans with narrow connectors, with support for Latin (+Vietnamese), Greek and Cyrillic scripts, including Ukrainian, Bulgarian and Serbian forms), Change Serif (a 10-style Robert Granjon-genre garalde designed as a part of Mateusz Machalski's PhD project, carried out in 2015-2021; the main goal was to create a typeface allowing for the typesetting of complex humanistic texts, containing many historical letterforms; each font contains 4000 glyphs and covers Latin, Cyrillic and Greek), Engram (a soft geometric sans family in 22 styles; close to his own earlier font, Enigma, 2016).

Typefaces from 2022: Yalla (inspired by Arabic headline type).

Home page. Behance link. Personal Behance link. Behance link for Duce Type. Another link. Fontsquirrel link. [Google] [MyFonts] [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]  ⦿

Botond Csiby-Gindele

At the Visual Arts Institute, Eger, Hungary, Botond Csiby-Gindele (Miercurea Ciuc, Romania) designed the experimental square typeface Qadratic (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bowen Li

Auckland, New Zealand-based designer of the experimental typeface family Silo Park (2015), which was inspired by industrial architecture. [Google] [More]  ⦿

BQ Studio

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

Bradley Stewart

At the Winchester Scool of Art, Southampton, UK-based graphic designer, who created the techno typeface Bond and the experimental typefaces Spectrogram and Play Stereo in 2014. Bond is a geometric typeface inspired by Wim Crouwel's "New Alphabet" (1967). In 2015, he designed the soft-cornered modular typeface Aaronic and the ultra-experimental spectral typeface Dot Raw and the free gridded typeface Gridli (2015).

In 2016, he created the free techno sans typeface Peon, and the free Helghan Sans (based on the Helghast font and alphabet in the video game Killzone). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bran (or: Fractal Eye)
[Abraham Beltran]

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).

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Brandon Tyler Fields

During his studie at Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, NY, Tyler Fields designed the experimental typeface 5ive-Se7en (2014), which was inspired by 1980's rockband logos, and type styles such as Babyteeth and Glaser Stencil by Milton Glaser. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Brandon Webster
[Webster&Wallace Creative Agency]

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Branislav S. Cirkovic

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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 marketed these fonts: BF Anorexia, BF Corpa Gothic, BF Corpa Serif, BF Cuba, BF Fluxgold, BF Invicta, BF Jaruselsky, BF Matula, BF Nobody, BF Paul'D, BF Rotwang, BF Solo Sans, BF Stoneman, BF Stypic, BF SubZero, BF Tara.

Custom fonts by Schneider: Girato (Giraffentoast), Fiona (MDR - Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk), Sion Script (Sion Brauerei), Supralux (Super RTL). He is working on Veltro Pro (a script) and Breite Kanzlei (blackletter).

MyFonts sells BF Anorexia (a grunge typeface by Schneider), BF Corpa Gothic (a DIN-like family done in 1997 by Schneider), Corpa Gothic Pro (a 2019 revival of Corpa Gothic), BF Corpa Serif (1997, a slab serif family by Schneider), BF Cuba (a pixel typeface by Schneider), Fiona Script (2006, connected), Fiona Serif, BF Fiona Slab (2006, Guido Schneider), BF Fluxgold (1998, Schneider), BF Invicta (2006, a roman inscriptional family by Schneider), BF Jaruselsky (1997, Guido Schneider), BF Matula (1996, an organic typeface by Guido Schneider), BF Nobody (1995, a roman typeface by Schneider with pointy experimental serifs), BF Paul D (a grunge blackletter typeface by Schneider), BF Rotwang (1997, a transitional typeface by Guido Schneider), BF Solo Sans (1995, Schneider's grotesk family), BF Stoneman (1997, a decorative poster typeface by Schneider), BF Styptic (a grunge paperclip typeface by Schneider), BF Sub Zero (experimental, by Schneider), BF Tara (1999, a humanist sans family by Schneider), BF Girando Pro (a garalde made by Guido Schneider in 2010).

Typefaces from 2018: BF Rotwang Pro (a redesign by Schneider of his 1997 typeface, BF Rotwang; named after C.L. Rotwang, the inventor of the Mensch-Maschine from the film Metropolis (1925/1926), BF Rotwang relates to the high-contrast transitional and didone styles), BF Konkret Grotesk Pro (a 16-style grotesk family by Guido Schneider with over 1500 glyphs per font).

Typefaces from 2021: BF Garant (a 20-style geometric sans with open counters, tapered spurs and diagonal cut ascenders and descenders).

Klingspor link.

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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 typeface 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.

In 2018, Brian LaRossa and Erica Carras co-designed the Bauhaus typeface Staatliches. The alphabet revives and extends Herbert Bayer's title lettering on the cover of the first Bauhaus exhibition catalogue from 1923. It features full sets of capitals, numbers, punctuation, and symbols, in addition to alternate widths, discretionary ligatures, and common Latin accents. Staatliches is free at Google Fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Brian McCall

Hamden, CT-based designer of the experimental typeface Innossence (sic) (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Briana Zajac

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


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

Bright Woo

Beijing, China-based designer of the compass-and-ruler font Delighted (2016) and the experimental Latin typefaces Bound (2019) and Binding (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

BrightHead Studio
[Michael Chereda]

Ekaterinburg, Russia-based creator of the free information design grotesque face Casper (2012). This typeface covers Latin and Cyrillic.

Chereda also created an experimental Cyrillic pixel font in 2009.

In 2013, Michael published the free Latin / Cyrillic text typeface Marta and the free Latin / Cyrillic sans typeface Bravo.

In 2017, Chereda designed the neogrotesque typeface Studio Sans for Latin and Cyrillic.

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[Björn Johansson]

Garamond Corpvs (2017) is a typographical set of posters created by Swedish illustrator and typographer Björn Johansson (Stockholm) as an in-depth pseudo-scientific research about the shapes of the Latin letters. The project is based on Geoffroy Tory's book Champ Fleury from 1529. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

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]  ⦿

Brody Fonts (was: Brody Associates, Research Studios, Research Arts UK)
[Neville Brody]

Neville Brody (b. 1957, North London) is a famous graphic designer who has influenced the practice of design in the 1990s. He created record covers, did magazine design and was art director for projects for companies like Christian Dior, Nike, and the BBC. His company was first called Research Studios, and then morphed into Brody Associates. In 2018, Brody joined Type Network with a new foundry, Brody Fonts.

Largely focused on typography, Brody has been at the forefront of many developments in type culture, from his hand-drawn headlines for The Face magazine and experimental typographic platform FUSE to global fonts for Coca-Cola, Samsung, and Channel4. Iconic posters by him include the Tyson vs Tubs Tokyo poster from 1988. Check also Pat Tmhu's Brody-style Weather Forecast poster (2012). Other people working on Brody's original site include Mike Williams and Simon Staines.

His early type was experimental, and was collected under the name FUSE fonts. Direct access. He did the following FUSE fonts: in FUSE 1, he started with the experimental font State; in FUSE 5, he published Virtual; at FUSE 6, he published Code; at FUSE 7, he drew Crash (Regular and Cameo); in FUSE 8, he showed us Religion (Order, Obidience, Loss of Faith); at FUSE 9, he did F-AutoSuggestion (1994); in FUSE 11, he published Peep, a font only showing parts of letters; in FUSE 13, Ritual, in FUSE 14, CyberStatic, in FUSE 15, F-City Avenue (1997), in FUSE 16, GeneticsSecond Generation, in FUSE 17, Echo Downloaded, Page Three, in FUSE 18, Lies.

Born in 1957 in London, his fonts include FF Autotrace (1994, a sans family progressively distorted by Fontographer's autotrace feature), F Cyber Static (1997, letters based on layered sequences of halftone dots), Arcadia (1990), Industria (1990, readapted in 2012 by Yautja into the free font Instrumenta), Insignia (1990), Blur (1991; FF Blur is from 1992; see poster), FF Pop (1991, a rectagular font originally made for a German music TV program), FF Dirty (1994), Gothic (1991), Harlem (1991).

In 1993, Neville Brody published the poster font family FF World (FontFont), which used his lettering from his Tyson versus Tubbs Tokyo match poster (1988). This became a free web font in 2010 over at FontFont under the name FF World Wide Web.

In 2006, Neville Brody published Times Modern, designed for The Times. The press release states: The new typeface, called "Times Modern", encapsulates the paper's heritage while adapting to the demands of the new compact format. Like The Times' previous typeface, Times Classic, Times Modern has been designed as a bespoke type family. The Times is the only newspaper to create and use bespoke fonts, all other UK newspapers purchase ready-to-use fonts. The project has been led by Ben Preston, Deputy Editor of The Times, in partnership with Neville Brody, formerly art director of The Face, and lead designer on Actuel, City Limits and Arena magazines. Brody also worked on the redesign of Times2 in 2005. Collaborating with Neville is lead designer Jon Hill supported by Research Studios' Luke Prowse. Jon has worked on many large editorial projects, including the design of supplements for The Guardian, the redesign of Swiss newspaper Le Temps and UK business-to-business magazine Media Week. Twenty-three year old Prowse has created the new Times Modern headline font for the newspaper. That press release has been blasted by the typophiles for being plainly wrong ("The Times is the only newspaper to create and use bespoke fonts, all other UK newspapers purchase ready-to-use fonts." What, and how about The Guardian, for example?) and disrespectful of its designers (you really have to dig through it to learn that Luke Prowse actually did the type work).

And controversy keeps following Neville Brody: in 2009, New Deal, a constructivist typeface, was made for the Micheal Mann film "Public Enemies", starring Johnny Depp and Christian Bale. The bloggers comment that the type is "rubbish" (sic), and that others such as Chank beat him to this type style.

In 2012, Research Studios published Vetena (HypeForType).

For FIFA's World Cup in 2014, Neville Brody custom-designed Case Brody for England's Nike kit.

In 2015, Neville Brody designed Horseferry and Chadwick for the new visual identity for UK broadcaster Channel 4.

In 2018, Brody Associates announced their custom font, TCCC Unity, for Coca Cola. It was jointly designed by Neville Brody and Luke Prowse.

The first fonts at Brody Fonts in 2018 are BF Bonn (1989-2018) and BF Buffalo. Neville Brody originally designed the geometric sans BF Bonn for The Boon Ausstellungshalle and the Bundeskunsthalles signage and identity systems in 1989-1991. BF Buffalo (2009-2018) is a soft octagonal punk-meets-sci-fi design debuted as an editorial type in 2009 in Arena Homme Plus. It later appeared as the signature face for London's Anti Design Festival. Brody significantly reworked Buffalo with the help of David Jonathan Ross.

Linotype link. Klingspor link. FontShop link. FontFont link.

Short bio. Check out another biography at FontNet. Type Network link.

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Bruna Fonyat

Rio de Janeiro-based designer of the hairline sans typeface Fina (2015) and of the experimental modular typeface Fony Font (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bruna Mix

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

Bruno Capezzuoli
[Pixel Orchestra]

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Bruno Fontanelle

Londrina, Brazil-based designer of the free blackletterish typeface Delirium (2017), the music evoking typeface KYXH (2017), and the experimental connect-the-dots typeface Nygotha (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

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 Kervern

French graphic designer. His typefaces include the experimental MetaMecane and Bell-Pae. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bruno La Versa

Graphic designer from Catania, Italy. He created the ultra-geometric typeface Eidos (2013).

In 2015, at Zetafonts, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini designed CocoBikeR (2015) to celebrate the hipster and bike cultures. Bruno La Versa did the illustrations for that project. CocoBikeR (for Latin, Greek and Cyrillic) is part of the successful Coco Gothic typeface family. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bruno Maag
[Dalton Maag]

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Bruno Roda

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

Bunley Lim

Philadelphia, PA-based designer of the techno typeface Krypton (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿


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

Bureau 205 (was: Trafik)
[Damien Gautier]

Damien Gautier (b. 1971) studied typography in the Atelier de création typographique at l'Ecole Estienne, Paris. He co-founded Trafik, a type studio in Lyon. More recently, his fonts are distributed via 205 Corp and 205 TF, which he founded. He also teaches graphic design at Ecole Nationale Supérieure des beaux-arts de Lyon. He runs the publishing house Editions deux-cent-cinq which publishes books on graphic design and typography.

At Typotek, he designed LeQuincaillerie (fifties font, 2000), LeMenuiserie (2000), LeConfiserie (2000, an electronic panel font), LeConfiserie Couleur, L'ekran Dix (a pixel font), LeBoucherie-Ornament (2000), LeBeaune (1995-2011, a flared roman lettering typeface created at first for the town of Beaune in Burgundy), Alcala (1994).

For Salomon (the ski company brand font), Damien Gautier received a Trophée d'Or nomination at the Integraphic Congress in Paris in 2003.

MyFonts, where his foundry is called Trafik, and then Damien Gautier, then "205", Editions 205, and finally Bureau 205, sells these typefaces: Colonel (stencil), Laikran (pixel family), Le Bazar, Le Beaune, Le Chaufferie, Le Confiserie, Le Confiserie Couleur, Le Gendarmerie, Le Menuiserie, Le Quincaillerie, Pam (2005, counterless), Plaak (2013-2014, a large sans caps family inspired by French street name signs; co-designed with Olivier Raimbaud and Corentin Noyer), Robin (2010, a dingbat typeface with arrows, co-designed with Delphine Sigonney). In 2010, Gautier created Caporal (an elegant clean stencil face), Le Francois (a set of stylish capitals).

In 2009, Damien Gautier designed Bloo (a wedge-serifed typeface). Salomon is a corporate typeface family.

Typefaces of Damien Gautier and Quentin Margat in 2010: Amiral (cargo stencil), Alcala (started in 1994, finished in 2010, this text family is based on renaissance forms and was used to print a Bible).

With Quentin Margat, he created some typefaces in 2011 such as Maax (an information design sans family), Norr (styles include a didone, a slab serif, and two sanses), Colonel, and Beretta (dot matrix family).

In 2013, Damien Gautier designed Maax Mono and Maax Rounded, both at Editions 205.

In 2019, he published Plaax as an extension of Plaak. Subfamilies include Sathonay (super-condensed), Griffo, Pradel, Terme, Foch and Ney, from super-condensed to wide.

In 2021, Damien Gautier published the experimental sans typeface Heliuum in which letters can have different baseline heights.

Klingspor link.

View Damien Gautier's typefaces. Interview by Type Today. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Bureau d'Investigation Graphique
[Nicolas Millot]

French designer based in Lille. He designed the video game typeface Arcade and the experimental hipster typefaces Music and Moebius. [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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C. George Brown

As a student at Manchester School of Art (Manchester Metropolitan University) in Manchester, UK, C. George Brown designed an interesting pair of geometry-themed typefaces, Rund and Rund SSE (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Davin Perry]

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

Cagdas Ilke Unal
[Föy Studio]

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Cagri Kara

Los Angeles (and before that, Istanbul)-based creator of the cube-shaped counterless typeface Cube (2012) and of the experimental alphabet Comic (2012).

In 2017, Cagri designed the free all caps sans headline typeface Womby.

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[Jeroen Krielaars]

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

In 2011, he teamed up with Maria Jose Torrero Heredia from Mexico to create the latest addition to his typeface collection, the experimental and modular Binary 2.0. Typogami is another layered animated font made in 2011.

In 2012, Jeroen released Webster, an animated font described as follows: Webster is an extensive animated typeface with a nerdy look. It comes with uppercase, lowercase, numbers, punctuation and special characters. All together it counts over a 150 glyphs. With 13 customizable features, you can create over a gazillion looks. That's right, over a gazillion!

In 2014, Jeroen co-designed the animated octagonal typeface Magnus with Linn Fritz, and the animaited typeface Razor (Animography) with Jeffrey Schreiber. He created the animated rounded sans typeface family Mantis in 2014.

In 2016, Jeroen Krielaars and Pablo Balcells co-designed the animated pixel typeface Pixelar based on Balcell's 2012 original. See also here. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Calder Hansen

During his studies at Brown University (Providence, RI) and at Type West, Calder Hansen designed the experimental display typeface Rinca (2019). Calder explains: The contrast axis of a typeface is a line describing how weight is distributed in the letters. Strokes parallel to the axis are thick; strokes perpendicular to it are thin. Rinca is an exploration of what happens when the contrast axis is curved rather than straight. It is based on the shapes created by a broad-nib pen that changes angle as it draws based on its position relative to the arc of the axis. This creates a texture that is strange but self-consistent. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[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 Gibson

During his graphic design studies at Edinburgh Napier University, London-based Cameron Gibson created Ferro (2015) and writes about this 3d experimental typeface: Ferro is a typeface made up of strong Neodymium Magnets and Ferrofluid. Cameron also created Connectivity (2015). In 2021, he released the display serif typeface Fidra at Type Department: Fidra is inspired by Scotland's rugged coast and is influnced by charismatic Latin typefaces of the old type foundries, in particular Scottish type foundry Miller & Richard's Antique No.12. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cameron Humphries

Creator in Brisbane, Australia, of Chromatic Typeface (2012), Frances Brush (2020: an SVG font), Jupiter Brush (2020: an SVG font), Oakwood Press (2019), Anticial (2020: script), Workshop Brush (2020: an SVG font), Acid Wash (2021), and Lunar Palms (2021). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cameron Sweeney
[Ripe Type]

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Camila Errea

Buenos Aires-based designer of a calligraphic typeface (2015) and of the art deco font 461 Fabil (2015), which is a hybrid of Helvetica and Code Light. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Camilla Cima

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

Camille Baillot

Parisian designer of Wim Crouwel Type (2015, together with Sabine Condiescu and Julie Soudanne) and the experimental typeface Akot (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Camille Kerdraon

Paris-based designer of the experimental wiry typeface Frissons (2019) and the Superveloz-inspired Binome (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Camille Moine

Aka Kid Pixel. Valence, France-based designer of the animated decorative caps typeface Tidy (2017) and the experimental animated fonts Fire (2017), XRay (2017), Splash (2015), and Snake (2017). In 2018, she made the animated font Bubble. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Camilo Herrera

San Carlos, Chile-based designer of the Google] [More]  ⦿

Canwei Lai

Graduate of Art Design College of Guangdong Industry Technical College in 2016. Art director and graphic designer in Guangzhou, China. As type designer he took commissions from Zcool. In 2017, he released Yishan Yuzhuan, which draws inspiration from Qin Lisi's Shushan Carved Stones. Also, in 2017, he had a hand in Zcool-YingShuTi (Zhongqi Electronic: free download). His graduation typeface was the experimental labyrinthine Chinese typeface Suo (2016). Also in 2016, he designed the molecular Chinese font Collective. [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 de Toro

Born in Logroño, Spain, Carlos studied graphic design at ESDIR (Escuela Superior de Diseño de La Rioja), and type design in the Advanced Typography Master class of the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (EINA). He was first based in Barcelona, but currently works out of London.

In 2013, he designed the humanist mediterranean sans typeface Born (tweetware).

In 2014, he created Neon (2014), a set of capital numerals, for the September issue of Yorokobu Magazine. Neon is inspired by American road movies from the 80's and 90's. In 2015, he created Yorokobu numbers for the magazine. Still in 2015, he designed Recia (Indian Type Foundry): an angular ten-style wedge serif typeface family. Free at Fontshare.

Typefaces from 2016: 3D Experimental.

In 2018, he graduated from the TypeMedia program at KABK in Den Haag. His graduation typeface, Azor, was designed for editorial use. He explains: Azor is a typeface for display and text that requires comfortable legibility, personality and a human touch. Azor's italics are quite angular for added contrast with the romanstyles. [Google] [MyFonts] [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).

In 2020, he designed Man Ray (a wild and weathered calligraphic font, and a pirate era weathered caps typeface). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Carlos Matteoli

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Carmen Reina

While styudying at UdK Berlin, Carmen Reina co-designed the experimental modular typeface together wth Johannes Breyer. This typeface uses a few circular arc- and rectangular-shaped modules. It is inspired by Nebiolo's Fregio Mecano. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Carol Hung

Art director in Toronto who made the experimental typeface 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]  ⦿

Carole Gautier
[My Name is Wendy]

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Carolin Wohltmann

Hannover, Germany-based designer of the jagged experimental typeface Transformer (2016). Behance link. [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]  ⦿

Caroline Prudhon

During her graphic design studies in Nanterre, France, Caroline Prudhon created the experimental typeface Quitte ou Double (2016) and the bubblegum typeface Chewie (2016). [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 typefaces Navajo Blankets, Progesterone, Guru Blackletter (Indic font simulation), June Cleaver (dot matrix), Sugandha Shringar (Indic font simulation), Aravinda Incense Sticks (more Indic font simulation) and Guru Saksha (still more Indic simulation). Wayang Kulit (2008, caps only) was inspired by Javanese shadow puppets. Dafont link. Graffiti fonts made by him in 2008: Professional Muse, Gladiator Cruel. On the side he runs a business selling pin-up calendars. Fontsy link. Home page. Full name Casey Castille Nassberg (nee Shelton). [Google] [More]  ⦿

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]  ⦿

Cata Rina

During her studies in Lisbon, Portugal, Cata Rina designed the experimental Chinese Arabic Alphabet (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Catarina Almeida

At the University of Aveiro, Portugal, Catarina Almeida created the experimental Everyday Typeface (2015). [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]  ⦿

Céline Odermatt

Graduate of the Type Media program at KABK in Den Haag, The Netherlands, class of 2019. Her graduation typeface, Coat, is a fashionable distinguished sans with subtle flaring. The Roman and Italic live in tetrahedron design spaces, each with four masters spanning three axes (weight, contrast and angle). The result is a variable font that offers a wide range of styles. Before Type and Media, she completed her BA in Graphic Design in Luzern. She works as a graphic designer in Switzerland, where she designs typefaces (independently, and for Lineto), magazines and identities. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Céline van Bakel

Hasselt, Belgium-based student-designer of the experimental typeface Onyx (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Céline Vandermeulen

As a student in Liè, Belgium, Céline Vandermeulen designed a grid-based geometric typeface in 2016. [Google] [More]  ⦿

César Rodríguez

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

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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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Celia Grandhomme

Lyon, France-based designer of the dingbat typeface OK (2019), the custom typeface Piña (2017), the circle-based experimental typeface Equinoxe (2015) and the Belgian blackletter beer label fonts Baston (2016) and Bxl (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Celina Oggero

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

Cem Yönetim

Studio in Istanbul, Turkey. Designer of Cemo Sans (2018), an experimental typeface that features plenty of flattops and flatbottoms. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cerys Wilcox

During her studies at the University of South Wales, Atrium, Cerys Wilcox (Cardiff) designed the experimental typeface Space (2017), the handcrafted Eilwen (2017) and the scary spiky The Freaks of Fairytales (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ch Ng

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


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

Chanida Kittimethee

As a student at Boston University, Chanida Kittimethee designed the experimental typeface (2018) based only on lines and circles. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chantelle King

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

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

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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Charlie Jennings

As a student in Edinburgh, Scotland, Charlie Jennings created the experimental minimalist sans typeface Beyond (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

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 Ferron

Paris-based designer who graduated in 2013 from Université Paris-Est with a Masters in innovation, design, luxe. During a workshop mentored by Laure Boer and Sebastian Bissinger of the Berlin-based Bank Studio, Charlotte created the experimental geometric typeface La Déco (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Charlotte Gray

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

Charlotte Utecht

During her graphic design studies at ESADHar in Le Havre, Charlotte Utrecht (Bordeaux, France) created Absence (2014, a minimalist sans typeface), Lakof (2015, drug-fueled typeface), BW (2015, deco sans), and Delusion (2015, a multistroke font also designed under the influence of drugs). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chase Hasper

As a student at Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI-based Chase Hasper created the experimental modular typeface Dord (2015). [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 typeface 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 typeface Harsh Phuk (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chiara Costanzo

San Diego, CA-based designer of the experimental threaded typeface Mercurial (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chiharu Tanaka

Chiharu Tanaka was born and raised in Japan. She completed her Bachelor's degree of Textile Design in Tokyo and worked at design companies for a few years. She subsequently received her MFA in Graphic Design from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco in 2009, and remained in San Francisco area ever since. She worked as a graphic and type designer for John McNeil Studio (2009-2010), Landor Associates (2009-2010), Psy/Ops (2010-present) and Morisawa (2016-present). Her typefaces:

  • The roman and ornamental retail typeface family HaruNami (2010, Psy Ops). She writes: HaruNami (spring wave) is a family of decorative typefaces which fuse together Japanese ornamentation with the Roman alphabet. My purpose with this project is to find a balance between the designs of the West and the East. My hope is to share the Japanese aesthetic with an International audience. HaruNami has a unique stylistic system that ranges from Simple to Ornate.
  • Corporate typefaces for Tokyu Hands (an icon set, dated 2002), Landor (San Diego Zoo), Psy/Ops (Chevrolet; Bollinger Motors). Louis, done for Chevrolet under the creative direction of Rodrigo Cavazos at Psy/Ops, is a six-style DIN-like industrial grotesque for Latin and Cyrillic.
  • The corporate typefaces Reitmans Script.
  • Tegaki. An experimental brush script.
  • Mie. A hand-drawn font that attempts to obfuscate the border between letters and art.
  • Txt 1010 (2014). An experimental typeface to make fancy borders using opentype prowess. Done together with Carolina de Bartolo while working at Psy/Ops.
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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 the period 2012-2014.

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Chris Dale

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

Chris Fleugel

Vancouver, BC-based designer of an experimental typeface in 2017, obtained by cutting an existing typeface in half. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chris Moore

Northampton, UK-based designer of the experimental typefaces Juniper Regularis (2014), Portmanteau (2014) and ramen (2014). [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

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

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Christian Lang

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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]  ⦿

Christian Pietrzok

Designer of a couple of experimental geometric typefaces in 2015. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Christina Cedeño

During her studies at California State University, Long Beach, Christina Cedeño created Grow (2014), a typeface inspired by outdoor living wall panels. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Christina Dias Andrade

During her studies at Middlesex University, London-based Christina Dias Andrade designed Missing Anatomy Typeface (2016). [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 typeface Zopf (2009, Avoid Red Arrows). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Christophe Corrette

Marseille, France-based designer of a swashy decorative and a 3d typeface in 2016. Behance link. [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.

In 2013, in cooperation with Tomi Haapranta, he created a decomposed monoline layered text face, Tee Franklin. His corporate typefaces include designs done for Finnish pulp and packaging giant Stora Enso.

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Ciscu Design
[Ciscu Gomez Garcia]

Ciscu Design (Barcelona) created the display typeface No and the experimental typeface Pixelated Stripes in 2014. Its designer, Ciscu Gomez Garcia, studied at ESDI in Barcelona in 2014.

IN 2015, he proposed the Mayus and Minus typographic experiment in which uppercase and lowercase elements are mixed in one hybrid typeface. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ciscu Gomez Garcia
[Ciscu Design]

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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]  ⦿

Cláudio Rocha

Cofounder of Now Type, Cláudio Rocha is an Italian Brazilian illustrator and designer (b. 1957) who was first based in sao Paulo, then in Treviso, Italy, and currently in The Netherlands. Now Type is jointly run with his son Lucas Franco (b. 2001). He edited Tupigrafia, a magazine dedicated to typography and calligraphy in Brazil. Partner of Oficina Tipografica Sao Paulo. His typefaces include:

  • ITC Gema (1998: a felt tip pen font) and ITC Underscript (1997, a grungy fat script).
  • Cashew (2000-2020). Cashew is a rounded squarish sans serif font, originally created as a logotype for Tupigrafia magazine (2000). In its 2020 iteration, done together with Lucas Franco, it is a variable font with one axis, from Regular to Extended.
  • Tenia.
  • Viela Regular (Claudio Rocha & Lucas Franco, 2008-2019). A great thick-and-thin typeface.
  • Unidin (sans display face).
  • Rock Regular (slab face). Rock Titling (1998-2019).
  • Old Future (a brush version of Futura).
  • Chacal Pixel.
  • Persplextiva (2001-2002, a bouncy hand-drawn 3d face done in the lettering style of Brazilian cartoonist Millor Fernandes).
  • Liquid Stencil (1998-2000). A brush stencil.
  • Feijoada Light.
  • Akrylicz Grotesk (2002, brush/paint face).
  • Sampa (1999-2019). An informal brush script.
  • Genova (2008-2020). A reinterpretation of Paganini typeface, lauched by Nebiolo type foundry in 1928 for hand composition and developed by Alessandro Butti under the supervision of Raffaello Bertieri.
  • Stampface (2006-2018, by Claudio Rocha and Lucas Franco). Based on a Headline Gothic metal type sample found in a reference book, which was designed by Morris Fuller Benton in 1936 for American Type Founders.
  • Pieces Stencil (2016). Think piano key or Futura Stencil.
  • Antonio Maria (2017): Antonio Maria, a font by Claudio Rocha and Lucas Franco, takes its shapes from the lettering found in the cover of Afixação Proibida (Display Prohibited), a book by the Portuguese poet Antonio Maria de Lisboa (1928-1953). In fact, Antonio Maria was the leader-writer of Afixação Proibida, a collective manifesto from 1949, that initiated the surrealist movement in Portugal. It is an inverted-contrast typeface with 150 ligatures and a large character set.
  • Rudolf Antiqua and Rudolf Initials (2018). A faithful revival of Rudolf Koch's Koch Antiqua (1922). Followed by Rudolf Text (2017-2020, Lucas Franco and Claudio Rocha).
  • Mefistofele. A revival in 2018 by Claudio Rocha and Lucas Franco of the modular stencil typeface Mefistofele (1930, Reggiani foundry).
  • Rudolf Titling (Lucas Franco and Claudio Rocha), a typeface that won an award at Tipos Latinos 2018.
  • Agora Titling Extra Light (2018).
  • Pieces Stencil (2016-2019). Pieces is a piano key typeface built on a modular system with emphasis on diagonal endings.
  • Moreira Serif (2019). A slab serif version of Morris Fuller Benton's art deco typeface Broadway (1927). In the 1930s, the Portuguese graphic artist Antonio Moreira Junior added serifs to Broadway's letterforms and marketed it under a new name. Moreira Serif revives that typeface.
  • Scarpa Titling (2019, Claudio Rocha and Lucas Franco). An all caps typeface based on a nameplate found on the front door of a shoemaker in Treviso, Northern Italy.
  • Anton (2020, by Claudio Rocha and Lucas Franco). An art deco typeface modeled after a Dutch deco type seen on the Anton Antonius Kurvers's cover of Wendingen in 1927.
  • Esperanca Sans (2019). A Peignotian sans by Claudio Rocha & Lucas Franco.
  • Jaguaribe (2020). In Unicase and Serif versions, by Claudio Rocha. A squarish sans and serif pair based on the of letterforms drawn by Brazilian artist Gil Duarte.
  • Spinface (2020). An experimental turned letter font by Claudio Rocha and Lucas Franco.
  • Werner (2020-2021). A revival of A.D. Werner's famous deco inline typeface Dubbeldik (1972).
  • Densa (2020). Emulating 19th century wood types. Densa typeface was based on the Fantastic Voyage movie title in the 1966 poster
  • Tegel (2020-2021). Tegel is a layer font that emulates the ceramic tile letters found on a school façade in Delft.
  • Etna Futurist (2020, Claudio Rocha & Lucas Franco). Digital interpretation of Etna, a wood type produced by the Italian type foundry Xilografia Meneghello & Belluzzo, in the 1920s.
  • Cassiano (2020). A super-fat octagonal typeface based on letters found on a book cover by the Brazilian artist Belmonte (1896-1947).
  • Fortunato (2020). A digital interpretation of the lettering work done by the Italian Futurist genius Fortunato Depero (1892-1960) for advertising and editorial design. A pure Italian art deco typeface. The lowercases were developed from scratch.
  • Jurriaan (2021). A square block typeface.
  • Hendrik (2021, by Claudio Rocha & Lucas Franco). A revival of Simplex (Sjoerd Hendrik de Roos, 1937).
  • Martin (Swing, Straight) (2020). A beatnik typeface based on the letters found in the jazz record albuns designed by David Stone Martin (1913-1992).
  • Tesoura (2020). A paper-cut typeface.

He published the books "Projet Tipográfico" (Ed. Rosari), "Trajan e Franklin Gothic" (Ed. Rosari), and "Tipografia Comparada" (Ed. Rosari). Claudio now lives in Treviso, Italy, from where he launched the type magazine Tipoitalia in 2009.

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Claire Crisci

Grenoble, France-based designer of the experimental typeface bold Grotesk (2016). [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 typeface 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:

  • Aerolite C Pone (2013). A calligraphic connected copperplate script.
  • Angelica CP (2011). After a Fotostar font, Angelica, ca. 1960.
  • Banner Star (2012). An American flag-themed display typeface.
  • Barrio CP (2011). An inline face based on a Neufville original.
  • 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)
  • Bolina (2015). A copperplate calligraphic script after Dan X. Solo's alphabet shown on page 12 of Dan X Solo. Script and Cursive Alphabets (1987, Dover).
  • Bonte Divine (2017).
  • 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 (2000-2001). Same as his earlier font Derniere (1999).
  • DeClaude (2010, patterned and named after DeVinne)
  • 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 (2012, +Swash Caps) and Embrionic 55 Swash (2012): an ink trap sans display family modeled after Robert Trogman's Embrionic in the FotoStar collection.
  • Essai (2003)
  • Euclid CP (2011): based on an 1880 typeface at Central Type Foundry.
  • Fancy Text (2004, blackletter)
  • Fantaisie1 (1999)
  • Gourmandise (2013), an exquisite Normandian-style didone display typeface.
  • Grandee CP (2014). Claude says that it is based on T.H. Grandee, but that is too cryptic for me...
  • Haricot (2010, a fat modular typeface 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).
  • Jeux Cache (2016). A boxed letter font.
  • 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 typeface by Antoine Szczebanski, digitized by Claude Pelletier; also on page 71 of the Solotype catalog)
  • Les Etoiles (2013): an inline typeface
  • Les Tuyaux (2018). A great slinky font.
  • Lionel CP (2010, a multiline typeface inspired by Letraset's 1973 typeface Stripes)
  • Louisa CP (2015). A free calligraphic copperplate script. Louisa CP is Louisa on page 56 of Script and Cursive Alphabets: 100 Complete Fonts by Dan X. Solo.
  • Malvern (1999)
  • Manquis CP (2012). A roman typeface.
  • Maratre (2013). A delicious connected copperplate calligraphic script that revives (or is almost identical to) François Boltana's Aurore (1993).
  • 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 typeface by Christine Lord)
  • Pasdecourbe (2003)
  • Pasdenom (2001, no punctuation)
  • Peak CP (2020). A revival of VGC's photo font Peak.
  • Pepinot (2012), an art nouveau typeface 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 Type foundry.
  • Salamandre (2012). A tall 19-th century style slab typeface based on Iguana, a design of Sally-Ann Grover.
  • 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).
  • Whitin Condensed Black (015). Whitin Condensed Black is Whitin Black Condensed on page 151 of The Solotype Catalog of 4,147 Display Typefaces.
  • YagiUHFNo2 (2012).
  • Zenith CP (2016). A free connected calligraphic (wedding) script typeface.
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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 typeface oddly named Cirilica (2012) and the experimental alphabet HiTu (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Claudine Stepien

During her studies in Lyon, France, Claudine Stepien designed a grid-based typeface based on the principles explained in Manuel de Création Graphique by Armin Hofmann. [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

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Claudio Reston
[Tipopotamo Fontes]

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Clémence Paulik

Lyon, France-based designer of the experimental geometric typeface Holes (2020). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Clément Chauvin

Graphic designer in Nantes, France who created Typo 1 (a threaded typeface) and Typo 2 (a textured typeface) in 2015. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Clemens Rothbauer

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

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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.

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Clouds Hintzmann

During her studies, Barcelona, Spain-based Clouds Hintzmann designed the experimental typeface Gigster (2020). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Clovis Vallois
[Nouvelle Noire]

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C.M. Dionysio

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


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]  ⦿


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]  ⦿

Coline Caillier

During a course at ERG in Brussels, Coline Caillier created the free font ARC Old Standart (2014, OFL). This typeface is based on Alexey Kryukov's Old Standard TT (2006-2008). In 2015, she designed the experimental modular typeface Origami. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Collectif MBC (was: MBC Graph)

Graphic design collective in Orchamps near Besançon, France, est. 2012, consisting of graduates in the Masters program of the École des Beaux-Arts de Besançon, i.e., Clément Moussard, Antonin Buchwalter, and Simon-Pierre Chapuis. Their typeface creations:

  • From 2013: Juliano (2013, rounded sans for the restaurant Gusti del Gusto).
  • From 2014: Plumber (rounded slab serif), Esposito (rounded sans), Polaris (rounded sans), Juliano (2013, rounded sans for the restaurant Gusti del Gusto), Sept Nains (a seven style type system based on Fonderie Olive's Simplex Gras, 1937), Raymond (slab serif), Monolab (monospaced), Aftur (a sans caps typeface that is partly art deco and partly futuristic; influenced by Cassandre's Bifur), Antique Calque (a layered typeface system), Lazy Super (a pixel face) and the variable width and variable height experiment called Expendable.
  • Typefaces from 2015: Gnome (a sans done for the Centre Régional du Livre Franche-Comté), Monocle (a sans typeface for Cyclop Jazz Action), Laborio, Ploum (an art nouveau stencil), MFB (an art deco poster typeface family named after Morris Fuller Benton).
  • Typefaces from 2016: Saljan, Buck01.

Tumblr link. Behance link. Old URL. Typeface catalog [PDF]. [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 typeface Machine Man (2004). [Google] [More]  ⦿

[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.

In 2016, he produced Lincoln Mitre, a free font with a military history. He writes: In the early 1950s the US NAVY and Air Force commissioned MIT Lincoln Laboratory (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Lexington) to begin Research & Development for what was to eventually become SAGE (Semi Automatic Ground Environment)---a computer network designed for strategic, early warning air defence---in retort to a new technology-enabled reality of long range attack from the sky [and weapons of mass destruction], and new forms of Super Power paranoia that would lead to the Cold War. The SAGE network---capable of real-time mass data processing---worked with large computers, networking equipment and radar sites to produce an image of the protected airspace over the U.S. continent. One element of the computer network was the AN/FSQ-7 Combat Direction Central, a computerised command and control system, produced by IBM military Products Division. The AN/FSQ-7 was equipped with command post digital display desks operated by a soldier, using a light gun, push buttons and voice communication to identify and track targets, and if necessary plot an intercept course to them. Work on computer display systems began almost simultaneously with the computers operational design, leading to the design of a new typography for the console's displays, designed to mitigate human error in reading and reporting of data displayed on the screen. Taking into account that the type system would be used in situations of pressure and stress, the MIT Lincoln Laboratory and Mitre Corporation commissioned large studies into type legibility, as well as undertaking their own legibility tests. The goal being to create a type design that would work both technically, over various display systems [Cathode Ray Tube and Dot-Matrix displays], and visually (as a whole) while creating maximum visible differentiation between individual glyphs within its alphanumeric and graphic system, therefore reducing mistakes in recognition between signs that are commonly mistaken for one another: for example I, L and 1, or 0 and O. The outcome of the L/M type system is a programme for creating a typeface that doesn't necessarily aid legibility---which is arguably a context based phenomenon---but presents a solution to the problem of producing maximum letter differentiation in a given type design system – which aids character recognition and acquisition. The L/M types were never developed to render continuous text but call signs (the designation of the aircraft followed by an identification number), more visual signals, or data, than lexical semantics. Yet, these call signs find their way back into civil society via air disasters reported through media, like the disappearance of MH370 or the shooting down of MH17. The resources dedicated to the research and development of the L/M typefaces alone are remarkable, for example, declassified reports reference what appears to be all published studies in legibility available up to the time. We can see what is possible, and also what is impossible, with seemingly infinite resources. For example, it is impossible to define any particular author of the font, or ascertain how many people worked on its development. its design being part of a contingent and iterative process, over what appears to take place over many years. Curiously, to this day, the original drawings of the type system remain classified in The MITRE Corporation archives. These fonts are digitisations of the alphanumerics I found in many military and research reports connected to the L/M type system. Each font is connected to a particular visual display on which the letters, digits and symbols would be rendered. Punctuation and accents have been added for convenience in use. Library Stack link. [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]  ⦿

Corey Holms

Graduate from Cal Arts (1996), who runs CoreyHolms.Com in Fullerton, near Los Angeles. MyFonts link. MyFonts foundry link. Most of his fonts were republished in the 2020s at Canada Type.

Designer of Compunabula (2015: a low resolution, 8-bit alphabet imagined for our high resolution world), NE10 (2010, a stencil / neon tube typeface), This (a stencil typeface), Area (2008, Umbrella Type, an art deco nightclub face; hints of Avant Garde), Mode (2007, experimental modular type, Umbrella and later Canada Type, 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; republished in 2021 at Canada 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.

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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 Eduardo Corradine Mora was born in Bogotá in 1973. He graduated from the School of Graphic Design of the National University of Colombia in 1996, and became a graphic designer. He started by custom-designing fonts and by making typefaces for his own company, Casa Papelera El Cedro (The Cedar Papermaking House), for printing invitation cards. With other designers like Carlos Fabián Camargo, John Vargas and César Puertas he formed Tipográfico in 2007 to strengthen the type discipline in Colombia. Corradine Fonts is Manuel Corradine's own foundry in Bogotá, Colombia, founded in 2006. Today, he is one of Colombia's principal type designers. He also teaches at Universidad Piloto de Colombia in Bogota.

Fonts from 2007: Kidwriting (a family which includes Kidwriting Dingbats 1 and 2), Garabata (a fantastic handwriting face), Garabata Dingbats, Hexagona Digital, Quadrat (grunge), Quadrat Old (grunge), Quadrat Dirty (grunge), Quadrat Broken, Quadrat Ugly, Neogot (experimental, 8 styles).

Fonts from 2008: Mucura (handwriting), Prissa (handwriting), Salpicon (a script), Cuento Serif (a bouncy hand-printed family), Memoria (brush script), Charco, Happy Day (comic book family with Happy Day Dingbats), Espectro (a swinging script with swashes and a Dingbats style), Furia (handwriting), Candelaria (based on house signs in the La Candelaria neighborhood of Bogotá), Old Village (1600's style), Old Village Ornaments, Rapidda (a successful simulation of quick handwriting), Hueca (an outline children's script), Antigua (an old swashbuckler family), Colegial (a great-looking hand script), Pincel (a fantastic paint brush family with accompanying splatter dingbats), Trazo (Corradine's handwriting), Arcos (a techno family), Caveman (a primitive stone-look type family), Rumba (two styles; an elegant flowing brush script), Parche (graffiti family), Elegance Monoline (a greeting card script typeface that won an award at Tipos Latinos 2008), Abuelito (script).

Fonts from 2009: Helga (flowing script), Mussica (+Swash, +Antiqued: a delicate Victorian typeface; followed in 2017 by Mussica Italic), Guarapo (hand-printed), Toxic (futuristic stencil), Emotion (comic book face), Bloque 3D, Rock and Cola, Betco's Hand, Telefante (comic book family), Nancy's Hand (more comic book hand-printing), Alambre (multiline/paperclip), Sensual (calligraphic hand), Zape (in the style of Tekton), Antrax Tech (grunge), Masato (handwriting), Hu Kou (oriental simulation).

Fonts fgrom 2010: Miel (a curly script), Oferta (a signage script), Corradine Handwriting (and Corradine Handwriting Italic, 2015), 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 co-designed with Sergio Ramirez), Neuron (a fantastic 16-style rounded elliptical sans family created together with Sergio Ramirez), Bucanera Soft (blackletter), Bucanera Antiqued (grungy blackletter), Official (a simple monoline sans family), Almibar (a connected calligraphic Spencerian script), Eterea (a roman all-caps family), Eterea LC (the lower case set), Canciller (an italic roman, done with Sergio Ramirez), Quarzo (2012, a formal copperplate script done with Sergio Ramirez).

Typefaces from 2013: Neuron Angled (still with Sergio Ramirez), Alianza Slab (a great-looking slab family), Alianza Italic and Alianza Script (a packaging font), all made jointly by Manuel Eduardo Corradine and Sergio Ramirez.

Typefaces from 2014: Whisky (a large blackletter family with inlines and fills for layering co-designed with Sergio Ramirez; related to German expressionism, it won an award at Tipos Latinos 2016), Whisky Italics, Beauty Script (with Juan Sebastian Rincon), Emblema and Emblema Headline (tall-legged art deco sans family by Duvan Cardenas), Wild Pen (a 1200-glyph set of typefaces that can be used to simulate handwriting thanks to smart replacements in Opentype), Sinffonia (a thin informal typeface with oodles of choices for swashes).

Typefaces from 2015: Be Creative (a vintage display typeface), Typnic (a varied handcrafted layered and script typeface family; rhymes with picnic), Typnic Headline Slab.

Typefaces from 2016: Naugles (thick display face based on the Naugles logo), Scrans (a modern signage script), Bloque (heavy slab family), Bloque Italic.

Typefaces from 2017: Cristal (layered, triangulated and beveled font family, including exquisite Cristal Dingbats and Cristal Frames), Almibar Pro (connected calligraphic script).

Typefaces from 2018: Tierra Script, Pueblito (rustic style).

Typefaces from 2019: Austera Text (a comfortable workhorse serif).

Typefaces from 2020: Kidwriting Pro.

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

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Corrie Boustany

Beirut, Lebanon-based designer of the experimental Arabic typeface Totem (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cortney Cassidy

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


American creator of the display typeface Energetic Audacity (2012). [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 Eliason
[Teeline Fonts]

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Craig Stainton
[SelfBuild Type Foundry]

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Craig Ward

Craig Ward is a British graphic designer and art director wjho moved to New York City in 2009, where he set up Words and Pictures in 2011. In 2015, he created the experimental typeface Fe203, and wrote: To form the glyphs, a tiny amount of ferrofluid was placed between two glass plates and subjected to a combination of spinning vertical and horizontal magnetic fields. The result is an array of complex hieroglyphics and shapes - each one as unrepeatable as a snowflake - that simultaneously call to mind ancient indigenous markings or symbols from science fiction.

Designer of nice typographic examples, such as his Hairy Futura (2008). He designed the fat didone display typeface Lovechild (2009) and the spurred typeface Killer (2013). Other typefaces: Go Vote (2012, a brush poster and modular typeface for the American elections), Dark White (didone), Epitaph (alchemic), NM Serif (2015, for the branding of Dior's new perfume, Sauvage), England World Cup Kit (2018).

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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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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 typeface Zothik Bold (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cristian Serron

Ciudad de la Costa, Canelones, Uruguay-based designer of the free left-leaning experimental typeface Distorsion Milenia (2020), which was done for a school project at Escuela Carne. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cristiana Costin

During her graphic design studies in Bucharest, Romania, Cristiana Costin created Single Line Typeface (2014) and Braila City Icon Set (2014). In 2016, she designed a hybrid of Bodoni and Gill. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

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

[Ilya Ruderman]

CSTM Fonts is a digital type foundry in Moscow founded by Ilya Ruderman and Yury Ostromentsky in 2014. Educated as graphic designers, Ilya and Yury have created many custom typefaces and Cyrillic versions for a well-known Latin typefaces. Since 2008 Ilya Ruderman is curating the Type and Typography course at the British Higher School of Art and Design (Moscow).

Closely associated with Commercial Type, Ilya Ruderman added Cyrillic versions to Paul Barnes's Austin (2003) typeface in 2009 and 2016.

In 2015, Ilya and Yury published Kazimir, a didone typeface family for Latin and Cyrillic, taking as a model the typeface used in The History of Russian Philology by P. N. Polevoy (1900, A. F. Marx Publishing House). It was followed in 2016 by Kazimir Text.

In 2017, they published the almost brutalist wayfinding sans typeface family Navigo (which was used by Gillibrand's presidential campaign in 2019 and 2020, and by Moscow's Zoloto Group), and the experimental (hipster) typeface CSTM Xprmntal 01.

Pilar (2015) is a poster sans for Latin and Cyrillic. Giorgio Sans Cyrillic (2016, Ilya Ruderman) is a cyrillization of Christian Schwartz's condensed fashion didone typeface Giorgio Sans.

In 2017, he published Stratos Cyrillic (at Production Type, with Yury Ostromentsky; a Cyrillic version of Yoann Minet's 2016 geometric grotesque typeface Stratos: it received a Type Directors Club New York Certificate of Excellence 2017).

In 2020, Ilya Ruderman and Yury Ostromentsky released the variable sans typeface Normalidad, which started in 2019 as a custom design for MTS, a Russian mobile network operator.

Type Today link for CSTM Fonts.

In 2021, CSTM Fonts released the 42-style sans family Loos (Latin, Cyrillic, Georgian), a typeface designed by Yury Ostromentsky, Ilya Ruderman, and Daria Zorkina. Advisers on Georgian included Alexander Sukiasov and Lasha Giorgadze. Behance link. Type Network link. Future Fonts 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]  ⦿

Cykle (was: Mr. Dogo)

Parisian-Chinese graphic designer who created Celsius (2015), Megève (2013), Apollo (2012, a monoline avant-garde typeface), Comma (2012, a geometric typeface), FoldFont (2011), Croxxtypo (2011, octagonal), and CrossTypo (2011).

Old Behance link for Mr. Dogo. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cyra Henn

Motion designer in Berlin, who created the animated typeface Cyber (2015) and the hyper-experimental typeface Ters (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cyril Aboubacar Fofana

During his studies at London College of Communication, Cyril Aboubacar Fofana designed the experimental typeface FF Bilboa Newspeak 84 (2016). Behance link. [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]  ⦿

Daan Emmen

During his studies at SintLucas in Boxtel, Oirschot, The Netherlands-based Daan Emmen (b. 1996, Oirschot) designed the minimalist typeface Invisible (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

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

[Nino Bodac]

Daggertypo is a small type foundry based in Split, Croatia, founded by Nino Bodac in 2019. Typefaces:

  • Mode (2020). A 72-style iexperimental geometric typeface family that plays on reverse contrast.
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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 worked for Dalton Maag. A graduate of the Basel School of Design, who worked at Stempel and was invitedd by Rene Kerfante to Join Monotype to start up a custom type department. After that, he set up Dalton Maag with his wife Liz Dalton. He has built the company into a 40-employee enterprise with offices in London, Boston, Brazil (where the main type designer is Fabio Luiz Haag), Vienna and Hong Kong.

The Dalton Maag team designed these commercial fonts:

  • Airbnb Cereal (2018). A sans typeface commissioned by Airbnb. Dalton Maag describes it as playful, open and simple.
  • Aktiv Grotesk (2010). Published as an alternative to Helvetica, a typeface Bruno hates with a passion. It also covers Chinese, Japanese and Korean. In 2020, it became a 3-axis (weight, width, italic) variable font.
  • Aller Typo.
  • Almaq.
  • Blenny (2014). A fat face didone by Spike Spondike.
  • Bligh (2015). A three-weight sans family.
  • Co (2007): a rounded monoline minimalist sans co-designed 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.
  • Elevon (2012). By Bruno Maag and Marconi Lima.
  • Fargo (2004): a humanist sans in 6 weights.
  • Foco. A sans family.
  • Grueber (2008): a slab serif.
  • InterFace (2007): an extensive sans family; one weight is free (2001). See also InterFace Corporate (2007).
  • Kings Caslon (2007). By Marc Weymann and Ron Carpenter.
  • Lexia (1999, Ron Carpenter and Dalton Maag): a slab serif family (Dalton Maag mentions the date as 2007). In 2019, Dalton Maag added Lexia Mono.
  • Magpie (2008). A serifed family by Vincent Connare for Dalton Maag.
  • Objektiv.
  • Oscine (2014, by Bruno Maag, Ron Carpenter, Fernando Caro and Rafael Saraiva). A rounded organic sans typeface.
  • Pan (1996). A text family at 1500 US dollars per style.
  • Plume (2004): a display typeface inspired by calligraphy, co-designed with Ron Carpenter.
  • Prometo. An organic stressed sans.
  • Royalty (1999, +Royalty Obese, 2007): a stunning art deco display family.
  • Scope One (2015). A free Google Font. It has a single light weight, whose slab serifs make it useful for headlines.
  • Setimo (2015). By Fernando Caro. A distinguished sans.
  • Soleto (2014, a simple sans by Bruno Mello, Fabio Haag, Fernando Caro, Rafael Saraiva and Ron Carpenter). Soleto won an award at Tipos Latinos 2014.
  • Southampton.
  • Sparkasse Serif (2003-2005). A custom typeface.
  • 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 (2007, at Dalton Maag): a rounded information design sans family designed by Veronika Burian for Dalton Maag.
  • Tornac (2013). A casual script.
  • 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.
  • Verveine (2009). A casual script by Luce Averous.
  • 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 typefaces: Tottenham Hotspur (2006), Teletext Signature (by Basten Greenhill Andrews and Dalton Maag), Skoda (Skoda Sans CE by Dalton Maag is based on Skoda Formata by Bernd Möllenstädt and MetaDesign London), UPC Digital, BT (for British Telecommunications), Coop Switzerland (for Coop Schweiz), eircom, Lambeth Council, Tesco (2002), PPP Healthcare, ThyssenKrup (Dalton Maag sold his soul to these notorious arms dealers; TK Type is the name of the house font), Co Headline (2006), Co Text (2006, now a commercial font), Telewest Broadband, Toyota Text and Display (2008), TUIType, HPSans (for Hewlett-Packard, 1997). His custom Vodafone family (sans) (2005) is based on InterFace. In 2011, Dalton Maag created Nokia Pure for Nokia's identity and cellphones, to replace Erik Spiekermann's Nokia Sans (2002). The Nokia Pure typeface has rounder letters, and is simultaneously more legible and more rhythmic.

In 2010, the Dalton Maag team consisted of Bruno Maag and David Marshall as managing and operations directors, and Vincent Connare as production manager. The type designers are Amélie Bonet, Ron Carpenter, Fabio Haag, Lukas Paltram and Malcolm Wooden.

In 2015, Kindle picked the custom serif font Bookerly by Dalton Maag for their typeface. Still in 2015, Dalton Maag custom designed the sans typeface family Amazon Ember for Amazon for use in its Kindle Oasis. Free download of both Amazon Ember and Bookerly.

Dalton Maag created the custom typeface family Facebook Sans in 2017.

Bressay (2016). Stuart Brown led the design and did the engineering for Bressay (design by Tom Foley, Sebastian Losch, and Spike Spondike, at Dalton Maag, London), which won an award at TDC 2016. Later additions include Bressay Arabic [designers not identified by Adobe] and Bressay Devanagari [designers not mentioned by Adobe].

ATT Aleck is a large custom typeface family designed in 2016.

Netflix Sans (2018): Netflix replaced Gotham to combat spiraling licensing costs and commissioned its own bespoke typeface: Netflix Sans under design lead Noah Nathan. Free download. The family include Netflix Sans Icon (2017). Comments by designers at The Daily Orange.

In 2018, Dalton Maag designed the custom typefaces Itau Display and Itau Text for Itau Unibanco, a large Brazilian bank.

In 2019, Dalton Maag produced a corporate typeface for Air Arabia.

Venn (2019, Bruno Maag). A 5 weight 5 width corporate branding sans typeface, with an option to get Venn Variable.

Typefaces from 2020: Dark Mode VF (a humanist sans designed specifically for digital user interfaces, offering subtle grade adjustments to counteract the effects of setting light type on a dark background, as is common with many dark mode digital reading environments; it has two axis in its variable type format---weight and dark mode), Highgate VF (a variable humanist sans inspired by traditional British stone carving), Goldman Sans (a free clean sans family that includes three variable fonts; Goldman Sachs lets you use it except to criticize the company or any other capitalist pigs).

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

View the Dalton Maag typeface library. Speaker at ATypI 2016 in Warsaw and at ATypi 2015 in Sao Paulo, where he gave an electrifying talk on type design for dyslexics (with Alessia Nicotra). Speaker at ATypI 2016 in Warsaw. Speaker at ATypI 2017 Montreal and at ATypI 2018 in Antwerp.

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

Damien Gautier
[Bureau 205 (was: Trafik)]

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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.

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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

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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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Dan Walsh

Manchester, UK-based designer of the experimental typeface Concept (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dana Asfoura

Italy-based designer of an experimental set of fonts called Wired (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dana Peretz

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

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Dana Zoqash

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

Dani Gimenez

During his studies in Barcelona, Dani Gimenez designed the experimental typeface Contrastes (2017) and the negatively inclined techno typeface Flip (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Danial Zarif

During his studies at Inti International College Subang (IICS), Petaling Jaya, Malaysia-based Danial Zarif designed the experimental circle-themed typeface The Trinity (2017). [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 typeface Trage Keinen Namen (2008) and the simple handwriting typeface Berger&Berger Caps (2009). One can also download a font tool called Typometer. At Dafont, he calls himself Dundeee.

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

Daniel Basualdo

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

Daniel Boss

During his graphic design studies in 2015, Daniel Boss (Portsmouth, UK) created the experimental typeface Negative and the straight-edged hipster typeface Crosswise (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daniel Felipe

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

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
[Justi Design]

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Daniel Lanzrath

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

Daniel Litzow

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

Daniel Maarleveld

Dutch designer based in Amsterdam, with a strong interest in generative design and kinetic typography. He has taught typography at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam and typography at the ArtEZ Institute of the Arts in Arnhem. Maarleveld co-founded Font Spectrum in 2021 with Edgar Walthert in Amsterdam. Future Fonts link. The typefaces at FontSpectrum:

  • Purple Haze (2021-2022). Purple Haze is an experimental variable typeface with a readable regular weight and decorative dot matrix-themed extremes. The font works best when being animated or interacted with.

In 2021, he designed the optical illusion wire frame typeface Impossible Grid. [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 Cervantes

Designer of the partially erased typeface Minimal (2018). [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]  ⦿

Daniela Perez

Tijuana, Mexico-based creator of a great architectural / technical expperimental typeface in 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daniele Coimbra

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

Daniele Franchi

Art director in Dublin, Ireland (was: Milan, Italy). In 2020, he designed the free futuristic rounded sans typeface Mango, the thin experimental font Joky, the high contrast experimental typeface Nera and the organic sans Elegantly. [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]  ⦿

Danny Rutledge

Brooklyn, NY-based designer of the blocky typeface system Chunkfunker (2017). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daria Durova

During her studies at RANEPA in Moscow, Daria Durova designed the artsy typeface Dura (2018) and the experimental Cyrillic font Dasha (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daria Kalitskaya

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

Daria Litovskaya

Tel Aviv-based designer of the Hebrew paleontological typeface Buga Buga (2016) and the experimental Molecular Font (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Darina Lepisova

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

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Dario Hofstetter

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Darius Samek
[Elster Fonts]

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Darren McPherson

Designer from Chicago, IL, who is now in New York City. Home page. Creator of the Western typeface in the Italian style, called Umidità 1832 (2009), about which Darren writes: This re-interpretation of an 1832 wood cut by Caslon was created for the Spring 2009 edition of the literary-arts journal Ninth Letter.

With Will Miller, he created the structural experimental typeface Skky (2011).

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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 Cherevkova

Russian type designer. In 2021, Darya Cherevkova and Alexandra Valuikina co-designed the blocky experimental monumental font SK Quadratica (Latin and Cyrillic). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Darya Fomicheva

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

Darya Martynova

Graphic designer in Moscow who created the straight-edged stick-shaped Cyrillic typeface Mynah (2015) and the experimental 3d typeface Altai (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Darya Zharkova

Russian designer of the experimental pixelish typeface SK Fillout (a grungy pixelish font) (2021: at Shriftovik) for Latin and Cyrillic. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Daryl Paz

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

Dasol Jung

At California Institute of the Arts, Santa Clarita, CA-based Dasol Jung designed Cropcircle (2015) and the experimental 3d typeface Symbiosis (2015). In 2016, she designed the Asian look eyelash-inspired typeface Wishlash. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

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 Loqi (2016, an organic circle-based monoline sans custom-designed for a brand of bags), Moe (2015, decorative hipster caps), Satellites (2014, outlined geometric font inspired by the logo of DLR---the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Luft und Raumfahrt), Turna Round (2014, a roundish display alphabet), and Living Rooms (2014, an interlocking square-shaped blocky alphabet inspired by floor tiling). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

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

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David Brady

David Brady (The Creative Rebellion, London, UK) is an advertising designer. He created the experimental typeface 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
[HandType Co (was: Cooee Design)]

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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). As a freelance designer in Blackburn, UK, he created the hexagonal typeface Hexis (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

David Hladik

Prague-based designer of the geometric experimental typeface Anthology (2015) and the display sans typeface Note (2015) whose tall ascenders emulate musical notes. [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 typeface Perittography (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

David Lafourcade

During his graphic design studies in Lyon, France, David Lafourcade created the constructivist typeface Rus 35 (2014), the Trajan typeface Oedipe Antique (2014) and the Fraktur typeface Dornach (2014).

In 2015, he made the crazy arts-and-craftsy typeface Whaye, the geometric script typeface Fibule (which has starter, middle and end glyphs), and the hacker typeface Gaio.

Typefaces from 2016: Aldgate (inspired by London transport signs), Dragonfly, Rallonge (a circle-based typeface designed to be stretched). [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.

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David Rosa

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

David Rust

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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 Sum
[David Sum]

Budapest-based designer of the piano key typeface family Tango (2012), the thin octagonal typeface Standard (2012), the piano key typeface Slink (2012), and the experimental typefaces Wang (2012), Galtor (2012, an inline font available from Ten Dollar Fonts) and Krix (2012).

Typefaces from 2013: Fatty, Borg (free), Neugol (a geometric sans with slanted cuts). He writes about Borg: Borg is a geometric typeface with a curved incision. My inspiration was Swedish furniture. The PAOK FC is a Greek football team and they used my font on their new jersey in 2015. In 2016 Levante UD, SSC Napoli and Paris Saint-Germain too used my font on their new jerseys.

Behance link. Devian Tart link. Hellofont link. Home page for Titus Prod. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

David Sum
[David Sum]

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David Vachnun

Tel Aviv-based designer of the minimalist experimental Latin typeface Specific (2015) and the Hebrew font Half (2013). Home Page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

David Waschbüsch

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

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

David Youden

Montreal-based graphic designer who created the fancy geometric typeface 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

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[Christian Lang]

Christian Lang (Austria) went commercial in 2010 at MyFonts as dayflash. His first typefaces there were Signque (2010, a monoline geometric sans that uses only lines and pieces of circles), Rotundus, Rotundus Rounded (2010) and Pandtos (2010, elliptical). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

[Benjamin Gomez]

Design and type design studio in Paris founded in 2007 by Vadim Bernard, Aurélie Gasche and Benjamin Gomez (who is the main type designer in this group). Their typefaces are mostly commissioned, but include a few retail typefaces as well:

  • Mondara (2011). A Latin / Arabic typeface done for l'Institut du monde arabe designed by Benjamin Gomez, Mathieu Réguer, Aurélie Gasche and c-album. The Arabic has both Naskh and Kufi styles. Both the Latin and Arabic are absolutely gorgeous.
  • Pernod Ricard (2008-2012). A slab serif done for Watson Moustache (2012 version) by Benjamin Gomez and Sonia Da Rocha. The 2008 version, based on ITC Lubalin Book, done for Beevy, was designed by Benjamin Gomez.
  • Kufica (2008). Arabic typeface by Aurélie Gasche, with help of Mathieu Réguer, Antoine Barjini and Amir Dhia.
  • Treza (2010). Distributed by Die Gestalten, this playful display typeface was designed by Benjamin Gomez and Maroussia Jannelle.
  • Veolia Italic (2009). By Benjamin Gomez for Piaton Conseil.
  • Fraktur (2007). By Benjamin Gomez.
  • Insight Team (2008). A dot matrix typeface designed by Aurélie Gasche and Laurent Ungerer.
  • Musée de la danse (2009). An inline typeface by Benjamin Gomez.
  • Ink No (2006). An experimental typeface by Benjamin Gomez.
  • Muséum de La Rochelle (2004).
  • MAC VAL (2005). By Benjamin Gomez for Incident. MAC VAL stands for musée d'art contemporain du Val-de-Marne.
  • Studio Apeloig (2006). Benjamin Gomez did several typefaces for Studio Apeloig, inluding Serpent à Plumes and Octobre.
  • La Ferme du Buisson (2005). A modular counterless typeface by Benjamin Gomez and Maroussia Jannelle.
  • Octobre (2006). By Benjamin Gomez and Philippe Apeloig, who conceived the font.
  • Caractère (2004). Interactive type experiment by Benjamin Gomez.
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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 Creates
[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), the octagonal / rhombic typeface Symbolis (2012), and Lazy Fox (2009, connected octagonal experiment). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Deivid Colkevicius

London-based designer of Abstract Typeface (2014). Creative Ice Media Group. [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]  ⦿

Delphine Lemaitre

During her studies at Saint-Luc in Liège, Belgium, Delphine Lemaitre designed an experimental modular typeface (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Mateo Mok]

FontStructor in Los Angeles (and before that, 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. Typefaces not mentioned above includePixtalic (pixel), Mecca, No, Silo, Glatajn, Lm, Legimono, Stuckingranite (3d), Solidus, Subfour (piano key stencil), dm-Blockd, dm-Cantilever, dm-Eiros-aliens, dm-Eiros-typicals, dm-Informe-00, dm-Informe-01, dm-Informe-02, dm-Informe-11, dm-Kronos, dm-Me, dm-mecca, dm-Metrigue, dm-Minium, dm-New-Humanist, dm-no, dm-Pop, dm-readable-sans, dm-regulr, dm-Scythe, dm-silo, dm-Solidis, dm-Solidus, dm-Spira, dm-Subfour-Lb, dm-Subfour, dm-Supernova, dm-Xu, dm-Yes-{c}, dm-Yes. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Demore Hoffman-Batey

Graphic designer in Omaha, NE, who designed the multilined display typeface Cenmaze (2016) and the experimental geometric typeface Demisphere (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Denis Chapon

Creator of the free experimental typeface 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]  ⦿

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]  ⦿

Design Culture (was: 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 became Design Culture in 2016.

Cubanica fonts:

  • 24hrs.
  • Calaveras (2011). Based on a signage style in Buenos Aires called Fileteado.
  • Cuba (1996). A 3d signage typeface based on a sign for the restaurant La Flor de Cuba on Bergenline Avenue in Union City, New Jersey. It evokes of hand-painted signs on glass.
  • Dekalb (2017).
  • Diablitos (2011).
  • First Avenue (2000). Based on an old metal neon sign, it was first published at Plazm.
  • Imbalance (2002). An experimental sans.
  • Marquee.
  • Medina Gothic (2005). A clean sans family.
  • North Bergen (1996). A vernacular sans.
  • Sailor Gothic (2003).
  • Sombra.
  • Vitrina (1996). A connected signage typeface first published at Plazm.
  • Union Square. A bold stitching font, and at the same time a nice homage to the mosaic typography in the New York subway system.

Klingspor link.

View Cubanica's library of typefaces. View Pablo Medina's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [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.

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

Diana Atienza

Vancouver-based designer of the experimental photograph-based typeface Wreckage (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Diana Bedrossian

During her studies at University for the Creative Arts in Farnham, UK, Diana Bedrossian designed the experimental typeface Glitch (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

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 Marianovsky

Originally from Jerusalem and based in New Jersey. During her studies in New York City, Diana Marianovsky designed the experimental Mondriaan-inspired typeface Chiaroscuro (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

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 and lettering 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.
  • A custom brush script typeface for Tropic Labs (2018).
  • An inline football shirt typeface for a local apparel company (2018).
  • The color font family Terrazzo (2018). See also Terrazzo Mono (2019).
[Google] [More]  ⦿

Diego Delgado

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

Diego Gonçalves

Graphic designer in Rio de Janeiro who graduated in 2011 from the College of Digital Design, Instituto Infnet. He created the intriguing square-shaped experimental font Cubica2 in 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Diego Negrete Olmedo

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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 typeface in which half of the strokes are missing. Link at Tipos de Cartagua, where one can download Hetilica. Scans of Unnamed Font 2 (2010): i, ii.

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


Type foundry based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Their typefaces are all related to Letras Latinas 2002: Chill Out (organic sans), Newine, Predec (experimental serif placement), Corporation (organic italic sans), Galas (outline headline face), Literal (display), Metropolis (octagonal style), Tecno Funk (grunge), Baldosas (3d cubes, stacked), Klee, Overexpose Bi (grunge), Overexpose Tri (grunge), Air Bag (grunge). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

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

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[Johannes Breyer]

Dinamo is a Swiss type foundry in Heiden established by Johannes Breyer and Fabian Harb after graduation from schools in Zurich, Basel and Amsterdam. Johannes and Fabian were visiting teachers at the Estonian Academy of the Arts, Tallinn. Johannes is teaching type design at University of the Arts Berlin (UDK) and HfG Offenbach. Fabian is lecturing typography at the School of Design St. Gallen. Their typefaces:

  • ABC Diatype (+Mono) (2020). A Swiss sans by Elias Hanzer, Johannes Breyer and Fabian Harb.
  • Favorit (2014) and Favorit Mono (2017). A basic sans family by Johannes Breyer and Fabian Harb.
  • Grow (2013). An experimental collaborative font family. Many of the members are multilined and even prismatic.
  • The heavy sans typeface Heureka (2009-2013).
  • Laica (2020). By Alessio D'Ellena.
  • ABC Maxi (2020). A hipster typeface by Andree Praat, Johannes Breyer and Fabian Harb. They write: With an underlying skeleton referencing mid-century and post-modern Swiss designs---including Josef Müller-Brockmann's CWS word mark (1958) and Marlyse Schmid and Bernard Müller Swatch logo (1981)---ABC Maxi's forms can by altered and animated by the user, stretching from Hairline to Black to everything in-between.
  • Pareto (2016). Western style typefaces by Erkin Karamemet, Fabian Harb and Johannes Breyer.
  • Prophet (2016). Prophet is designed in 2016 by Johannes Breyer, Fabian Harb & Erkin Karamemet. Technical support and mastering by Chi-Long Trieu. It is inspired by Joseph Churchward's Georgina.
  • In 2019, Johannes Breyer, Fabian Harb and Erkin Karamemet released Whyte and Whyte Inktrap at Dinamo.
  • Custom typefaces for Kunsthalle Zurich (CH), Warp Records (UK), Elton John (US), Yale Architecture (US), Manifesta 11 (CH), Harvard Graduate School of Design (US), Universal Music (GER), IBA Thüringen (GER), Festival B:om (KR), Gagosian Gallery (US), Planet Mu/Knives (GER/UK), LayTheme (GER) or the German, Estonian and Cyprus Pavillions at the 55th and 56th Venice Biennale.

Johannes Breyer. Fabian Harb. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Diogo Pisoeiro

Tomar, Portugal-based designer of the angular typeface Aga (2011), Alpha (2011, sci-fi), Espasmo (2011, futuristic and triangular, in 22 weights: Ten Dollar Fonts), Espasmo Hand (2011, a curvy version), Ladoni (2011, an angular version of Bodoni), the futuristic monoline typeface Omega (2011), and of the very experimental families Xing Xang Xung (2011) and Que (2011). In 2011, he started a commercial foundry.

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

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

Dirk Erdmann

Osnabrück, Germany-based designer of the experimental grunge typeface Random (2017), which uses noise signals to disturb the glyph outlines. [Google] [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]  ⦿

[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]  ⦿

Dodam RJ

Seoul, Korea-based graphic designer. Behance link. Creator of the experimental typeface Crosswalk (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 typefaces), Archityped (based on Bayer's Architype), Subbed Station, Neo Modul (counterless), Heffer (counterless), Perfd (dot matrix), South Central Swiss, Jaunt, Checkout II, Kurrupttd, Checkout, Container ISO Regular, Perfd Regular (pixelish), Lost Outline Condensed (pixel face), Nice Shot (alphadings), Korruptica (Helvetica grungified), Aurora (+II), Beagle (blackletter), Yoga, Trouble and Stripe, Roadblock. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Domen Fras

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

Dora Juhasz

Hungarian designer of an experimental 3d typeface in 2018, and a handcrafted and experimental typeface in 2019. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dora Zadorozhnya

Uzhhorod, Ukraine-based designer of the experimental Cyrillic typefaces Architect and Savage in 2016. Behance link. [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]  ⦿

[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 / hispter typeface DOS Amazigh, the experimental typeface Tipos Dobles, and the compass-and-ruler typeface Sensilist. Rainbow is a fun display typeface.

Typefaces from 2014: Magnetype (experimental typeface).

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]  ⦿


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


Malaysian-born graphic designer (b. 1983), who works out of Shanghai. Behance link. In 2009, he created the experimental grungy typeface Between Skin for issue No.6 of Territory magazine, in collaboration with Chris Wong. [Google] [More]  ⦿


They say that DTM stands for Dan Tha man. This site is a spoof of more serious business sites and seems to be located in Krommenie, The Netherlands. Behance link.

Creator of the Zipper font in 2010. In 2011, they created Oh My Goth (a gothic face) and Alphabeetje (multiline face). In 2012, the paperclip typeface Ester was published. In 2013, they created a 3d alphabet called Inside Job. Mr. Right (2014) is a multiline script typeface influenced by Rechtman (1992, David Rakowski).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dubraska Velasco

Graduate of the Institute of Design of Caracas, Venezuela, b. 1992. Caracas, Venezuel-based designer of the experimental geometric typeface Tres (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Duque Ecatorce

Duque Ecatorce is a trio of Bogota, Colombia-based designers, Camilo Ruano, Jaime Jimenez and Alejandro Cusso. Together, they created the free experimental iFontmaker typeface Duque E14 (2018). The designers explain: Two days after the presidential election in Colombia, evidence of fraud came out on the news and social media. Application forms E14, where judges registered the number of votes for each candidate obtained in each table, had been altered. Blank spaces had become numbers that favored the candidate Ivan Duque, who was supported by the Uribismo, the political force that has governed the country over the last 16 years. Based on the irregular numbers with which the forms were altered, we designed the complete font that we launched for free with the name of Duque E14. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Ko Sliggers]

Ko Sliggers, b. 1952, Bloemendaal, The Netherlands, was a young designer at Studio Dumbar. After that, he became a professional cook in Rotterdam, Italy and France, switched back from food to design, producing challenging visuals at Studio Anthon Beeke and, in 2002, set up a one-man studio in Lalleweer, in the province of Groningen, called Dutchfonts. He was trained by Chris Brand at the St. Joost Academy in Breda. Ko created these commercial typefaces: DF Tapa (2007, irregular hand), Camino (2006, an austere sans), Ko (1997, six stencil styles), Etalage (2000), Arienne (2000), Staple Mono (monowidth typewriter family), Staple Txt (2005), Pommes (based on type cut out of potatoes; 8 styles), Daantje (dog dingbats) and Ko (1997, rough stencil). His own web site. MyFonts page, where you can buy DF-Arienne, DF-Etalage, DF-Ko, DF-Pommes (2005, potato cut typeface family), DF-Staple Mono, DF-Tapa (2007, grunge), DF-Mercat (2007, dingbats inspired by Barcelona's Ramblas), DF-Pigtail (2008, seventies-style script family), DF-Zzzz (2009), DF Camino (2009, a sans that is modeled on traffic sign sans typefaces), DF Stromboli (2010: It was written with a coffee spoon, acting like a broad pen, in the ashes of the Stromboli volcano right on top of a scanner. ), DF DejaVuPro (2010, an amalgam of sans typefaces), DF Game Over (2011, sketched face), DF Scheurze (2012, a great fat rough stencil face).

Typefaces from 2013: DF Riga (grungy pixel face), DF Abit (another grungy pixel face), DF Dudok (a grungy pixel face).

Typefaces from 2015: DF Charlie Go (free typeface designed immediately after the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris), DF Park (experimental font started in 2013, originally made to dress up the facades of a food exhibition).

Dafont link. Klingspor link.

View Ko Sliggers's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [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 typeface 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.

Typefaces from 2016: Linq (paperclip style), Konektor (free).

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

E. Victor-C

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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 typeface Cell Zero, El Chalán, Morphosys, the experimental typeface Euphoria and the system font typeface A6, mentioned here. His typefaces also include PS BellyBoy, PS Iskra (thin geometric) and PS La Morena (which won an award at Tipos Latinos 2008). Creator of the free sans typeface PS Isomatriz (2009). Award winner at Tipos Latinos 2010 for his experimental typeface Ps Pronts OS29. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Edgar Jeronimo Navarrete Ureña

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

Edgar Tolentino Otero

Mexican graphic designer who graduated from SAE Institute Mexico and who is based in Ecatepec. His posters and covers can be found here and here. He has made some techno and experimental fonts, such as "Techy". With Pablo Impallari, he made the basic rounded monoline sans typeface Terminal Dosis Light (2010). Posters of Dosis were made in 2013 by Maylen Leita in Buenos Aires. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Edgar Walthert

Type and graphic design pages by Edgar Walthert, b. Sursee, Switzerland. In 2007, he graduated from the TypeMedia program at KABK in Den Haag. Since then he is free-lancing. He completed TazIII in 2008 for Lucas de Groot in Berlin. In 2008, he moved to Amsterdam to work as an independent graphic and type-designer. In Amsterdam, he hosts Letterspace Amsterdam, a monthly series of lectures about experi­mentation, innovation and research in type. In 2021, he set up Font Spectrum together with Daniel Maarleveld.

His typefaces include Agile (2007, a sans family done at KABK), Grosse Pläne, Instant Schrift (2000: Redesign of Isonorm 3098 matching the radical restrictions of the Instant design-manual), and Sonic Waves (an experimental typeface that was created for dublab, a radio station based in Los Angeles, and was drawn using sound waves that can actually be played as an audio file).

Agile was further developed in 2011 with weights ranging from hairline to fat, and appeared in 2013 as a retail typeface at Incubator / Village.

He published the constructed sans typeface family Logical in 2018 at Bold Monday / Type Network.

His typefaces at FontSpectrum:

  • Purple Haze (2021-2022). Purple Haze is an experimental variable typeface with a readable regular weight and decorative dot matrix-themed extremes. The font works best when being animated or interacted with.

His corporate typefaces:

  • Toneelmakerij typeface by Edgar Walthert in collaboration with Esther de Boer for the identity of the Dutch theater company De Toneelmakerij. Contains many icons.
  • Alpen Display and Text (2018), custom typefaces for Bühne Burgäschi by Edgar Walthert. Inspired by classic Swiss tourism posters from the 1930s and '40s. Alpen Display and Alpen Text is currently being further developed and will be released as Arosa Display, Arosa Text and Arosa Script.
  • De Patronenmaker typeface. For a website designed by Johannes Verwoerd, Walthert created a variable font based on the open source typeface Publica by Gustavo Ferreira, by pushing its extremes to 0 and 11. The website uses the same 26kb font file for all animations, menu and body text.
  • This Is Africa typeface for Ghetto Radio in Nairobi by Edgar Walthert, with Esther de Boer.
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Edoardo Santamato
[Invasione Creativa]

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Edouard Kron

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

Edouard Marpeau

Toulouse, France-based designer of these display typefaces in 2016: Airport (octagonal), Roman Cubic (beveled), Sinusoide, Death in Blue (hipster), Archeotomy, Target, Dubonnet (art deco), Eclipse (experimental geometric), Samba, Grade, Rounded, Blackstar, Cloison, Tool. Behance link. Behance link for A2A4. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eduardo Beluco

Sao Paulo-based designer, b. 1985. Creator of the experimental typeface Jesus Chorou (2010), the alchemic typeface Shuv (2013), the art deco typeface Terecodeco (2012) and the poster face Grossa (2010).

In 2013, he designed Cities in Construction.

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

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

Eduardo Monteagudo

Venezuelan industrial designer since 2005, who worked at the Universidad de Los Andes from 2005-2016. Cofounder of Cacao C.A. in 2006, one of the first design studios in Merida, Venezuela. In 2016, he left for Spain where he obtained a Masters in Design and Illustration at UPV in Valencia.

Designer of the Light alphabet (2017) and Furniture Alphabet (2017). Behance link. [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 Omar 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]  ⦿

[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]  ⦿

Egor Aranovich

San Francisco-based designer of the water splash font Splash (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Egor Gorbachev

Graphic designer in Kharkiv, Ukraine, b. 1994, who created the inspirational rectangle-themed Ukrainian typeface Kilby in 2016. In 2018, he added the eerie script typeface Limbo. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Egor Stremousov

Novosibirsk, Siberia-based designer. In 2017, he created Memesique, which was announced as a unicase grotesk from the 1960s, and is in true piano key style.

In 2020 he published FE Planking 2020 (a font for drunks, with letters fighting to stay upright; Latin and Cyrillic), FE Sector (a horizontally segmented font), FE Wrong (a font with deliberate flaws), FE 5 Cent (a pixelish typeface), FE Blacking Out (a dingbat font with blotches for blacking out text), FE Gigant, a typeface that evokes supremacy and Soviet era government buildings. Its massive proportions convey the spirit of Soviet constructivism. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Eirik Ruiner Torgersen

Oslo-based designer of the 3d cubic font Cave (2015). [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 Tinmey

Graphic designer in Moscow who made an experimental Cyrillic typeface in 2017. [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]  ⦿

Ekaterine Novikova

Russian designer of the Latin / Cyrillic script typeface Basil (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

El Noodle

Designer of the free experimental typeface Cooksy Cutter (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

El Tipo

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

Eléonore Bacher

During their studies at ESAG Penninghen, Paris-based Eléonore Bacher and Léna Consigny co-designed the experimental unicase typeface Michael Bublé (2017). [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 Bykova

Moscow-based designer of the fantastic blocky Geometric Font (2018). [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]  ⦿

Elena Schneider

Graphic designer from Dortmund, Germany, who lives in Husavik, Iceland. Her design company is called Elefont. After studying visual communication in the university of applied sciences in Dortmund, she co-founded the design studio Radau. Graduate of the University of Reading in 2011. Elena designs logos, retail and custom fonts. She is a visiting lecturer at HBK Saar and LHI Reykjavík, and a mentor at Alphabettes, a network to support and promote women in the type industry.

Creator of these typefaces: Eskorte (2011, her graduation project), Eskorte Persian (2011), Klebo (2011, mechanical / octagonal), Eskorte Armenian (2011), Paroli (2011, a bold rounded signage face, Die Gestalten), and Biec (2012).

In 2013, Eskorte was published by Rosetta Type. Eskorte supports Arabic, Farsi, Urdu, and over ninety languages using the Latin script. Titus Nemeth was consulted for the Arabic portion.

Cargo Collective link.

In 2016, Elena Schneider and Miles Newlyn co-designed the almost reverse contrast typeface family New Herman.

In 2019, she published the experimental techno typefaces Halunke and Konsole at Future Fonts. She writes about Konsole: Konsole is a clean sans serif typeface with a touch of technology. Inspired by audio equipment, it gives off robotic energy. A variable font was added in 2019.

Still in 2019, she released the German expressionist typeface Birra Bruin at Darden Studio.

At Tomorrow Type, she released the Cyrillic version of Halunke (2020).

Future Fonts link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Eleonora Dalla Rosa

London, UK-based designer of an experimental modular stencil typeface, Fruet (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Elias Hanzer
[Hanzer Liccini]

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Elias Maroso

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

Eline Hoedeman

Graduate of the Media College in Amsterdam, who designed the minimalist experimental typeface Diamant (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Elisa Brandi

Florence, Italy-based designer of the experimental typeface Monocle (2015), which represents Elisa's eyes---the left part is sharp, while the right side is blurred. In 2015, she also designed the hairline avant garde typeface Flamingo. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Elisa Tarchini

Morbeno, Italy-based designer of the op-art deco typeface Line Font (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Elisabet Lozano Robles

Barcelona-based designer of the modular blackletter typeface Kory (2017) and the experiment in contrast and stress called Contrast (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Elise Bowen

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

Elise Chastel

Berlin, Germany-based designer of the experimental typeface Indecisive (2017). Behance link. [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]  ⦿

Ellen Micallef

Toronto-based designer of OOTB (2015, an experimental typeface) and Manju (2015, an organic typeface). [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]  ⦿

Elster Fonts
[Darius Samek]

German designer of:

  • Kontext Dot (2021). A halftone printing font. Still in 2021, this was followed by Kontext H and Kontext V (an experimental font family that plays with optical effects).
  • Billund (2021). A textured marquee font emulating letters made with Lego pieces. Billund covers Latin, Greek and Cyrillic.
  • The six-style gaspipe font Magpie (2021), which comes with additional stencil styles.
[Google] [MyFonts] [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 Montigny

Art director in Berlin who designed the experimental Binary Font (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Emilie Ragouet

During her studies in 2015 at Designskolen Kolding in Kolding, Denmark, Emilie Ragouet designed several experimental typefaces. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Emilie Rinna

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

Emiljo Zhupani

Saint Louis, MO-based designer of the geometric eperimental typefaces Befold (2014) and Groot (2014). Emiljo was born in Pogradec, Albania and studied at the St Louis Community College. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Emily Chan

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

Emily Clarke

Emily Carke (Melbourne, Australia) designed these typefaces: Bosork (2013, is a trilined display typeface that was inspired by the New York and Boston subways), Melbourne (2016, a free hipster font published by Citype), Fraction (2015, experimental). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Emily Darnell

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

Emily Galea

Gold Coast, Australia-based student-designer of the experimental semi-octagonal typeface Heroic (2016). Dafont link. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Emily K. Moore

Emily Moore (Rochester, NY) created an experimental shadow caps typeface 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]  ⦿

Emily Xiaofei Liu

Toronto-based designer of the experimental molecular typeface Xenon (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Emma Bowey

Emma Bowey is the Manchester, UK-based designer (b. 1990, London) of Mancitecture (2015, an experimental font influenced by the architecture of Manchester), the spindly handwriting typeface Alphasplat (2012, Treefrog style) and of Mancitecture (2013), Chippy Handwriting (2012), Bond Me (2012, a piano key face), Sponge (2012, a fat poster font), and Tickle Me Elmo (2012).

Aka Girl with the AWOL muse.

University of Salford link, where she participates in Salford Type Foundry.

Fontspace link. Dafont link. Behance link. Aka Chippy Bowey. [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 triangulation 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 McCormack

During her studies at University of Huddersfield, Emma McCormack (Liverpool, UK) designed a slinky all caps typeface and an experimental typeface in 2018. [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]  ⦿

Emma Vignati

Geneva, Switzerland-based designer of the experimental decorative caps typeface Dingbat (2016). [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 typeface Kniff for logo and display purposes. For an experimental sports shirt font, one might consider his Summertime (1993). Home page, where one can savour his wine labels. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Emöke Németh
[Gabriella Emoke Nemeth]

During her studies in Budapest, Hungary, Emöke Németh designed the free decorative all caps compass-and-ruler typeface Half Philip (2017), and the experimental Stitched Alphabet (2017).

Designer of the piano key typeface Opaque (2019). [Google] [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]  ⦿

Eniko Katalin Eged

Budapest, Hungary-based designer of an experimental typeface created by using nail polish on coated paper (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Enikö Déri

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

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Enoc Valenzuela

Rosarito, Mexico-based designer of the experimental stencil typeface Grafika Sans (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Enrico Bevere

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

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

Enrique spoke at ATypI 2009 in Mexico City.

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

Enrique Ollervides Uribe
[Hula Hula]

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This is a gallery and a discussion of the fonts created by the students at ENSAD since 1997. A partial list with the original (now defunct) links:

  • Bitmap (2003): a pixel typeface by Isabelle Guizard, Vladimir Mavounia Kouka, Grégoire Pierre, Gaëlle Richard.
  • Caffeine (2003): an experimental typeface by Benjamin Raimbault, Eric Bricka, Stéphane Elbaz.
  • Zinzolin (2003), a stencil typeface by Brieuc Dupont, Zai Jia Huang, William Hessel, and Cyrille de Jenken.
  • 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 typeface 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]  ⦿

Eponine Col

Paris-based designer of Peinture (2020) and Knee Play (2020), an animated font based on the play Einstein on the Beach. [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

[More]  ⦿

Eric Palliet

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

Eric Schmitt

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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 typeface Bloob (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Erik Marinovich
[Nuform Type Foundry]

[More]  ⦿

Erik Sachse
[Napoleon Services (was: Napoleon Typefaces)]

[More]  ⦿

Erik van Blokland

[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]  ⦿

Erman Yilmaz
[Informal Type]

[MyFonts] [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. Facebook page. Their seminar series is called Let's Type. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Escaphandro (or: Rafael Cervi Barrozo)
[Rafael Nascimento]

Rafael Nascimento (b. 1977) is a Sao Paulo, Brazil-based graphic designer whose fonts are mostly free. FontStructor who made these modular display typefaces in 2014: Wim Gestreept (an octagonal typeface inspired by Wim Crouwel's work), Sao Paulo (pixacao emulation), Pixel Spaceships, Chippanze (+LoRes, +DotMatrix), Kamada, Illusion (op-art based on the work of visual artist Martijn Sandberg), De Lorean, Pulse (pixel face), De Stijl, Soundwave (experimental), Ninja Gaiden, Pony PX, Act1, Platypus, Geo Geo, Expressionista, Soundwave Round, Video, Geo Libre (a tangram font).

Typefaces from 2019: the dot matrix typeface Ghouls (attributed to Rafael Cervi Barrozo).

Typefaces from 2020:

  • Geo (a free kitchen tile or stencil font based on retro record covers).
  • Choripan. A revival typeface based on the classic round font Frankfurter (1970, Bob Newman at Letraset).
  • The free brutalist typeface Blknd (made with FontStruct).
  • The free sports lettering font Wim Pro.
  • The graffiti font SP011.
  • Refuse. A revolutionary or military stencil font. Free download.
  • Sumano. Squarish, tribal, and experimental. Free download.
  • Volume Dealers. A free bold art deco font This typeface that references the photo typeface Black Body (Peter Steiner, 1973) and the classic lettering of the album Vol 4 by Black Sabbath.
  • Swiss Grit. A free grungy typeface in the destructionist style of Brody and Carson.

Typefaces from 2021: Volume Round (Volume Round takes its cousin Volume Dealer structure to a retro-weird leve; it too is inspired by late 1960s photo typesetting designs, and in particular the works of Peter Steiner, adding a little sci-fi flair to the details).

Typefaces from 2022: Ghosts (a 4-style experimental geometric display font), CMYK (an experimental textured typeface).

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Escuadron Creativo

Lima, Peru-based desiugner of an experimental 3d typeface in 2018. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Esteban Munoz

Designer of the experimental typeface 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, updated in 2016). [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). Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Estudio Cao
[Lucaz Mathias]

Lucaz Mathias (Estudio Cao, Jacarei, Brazil) designed the blackboard bold art deco typeface family Bink (2012), the experimental typeface Tupiaria (2015), and the gorgeous colorful ornamental caps typeface Latinidad (2015).

Behance link. Home Page. Behance link. [Google] [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 (Javier 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. For Hannover Modern, Jose Manuel Uros developed one Egyptian style of this typeface.

Chico (2020). Chico was by designed by Javier Mariscal and Josema Uros specifically for the final roll of credits in the animated film Chico y Rita. [Google] [More]  ⦿


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

Ethan Phan

At the University of the Arts in London, Ethan Phan designed the Victorian typeface Cinerva (2018) and the experimental Precursor (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eugene Tan Ze Wei

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

Eugenie Kang

In 2014, Eugenie Kang (London, UK) and Bhavik Samani cooperated on the experimental United typeface. They used five basic shapes to draw al the letters of the Latin and Hangul alphabets. [Google] [More]  ⦿

EunJee Kim

EunJee Kim, also known as Joy, 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]  ⦿

[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]  ⦿

Eva Le Parc

During her graphic design studies at ECV in Paris, Eva Le Parc designed the molecular typeface Hybride (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eva Vopelkova

Usti nad Labem, Czechia-based designer of the experimental typeface Pronansiesjn (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eva Yarza Hilario

London-based designer of the minimalist monoline sans typeface Plastic Crowds (2013, with Marta Yarza): Inspired by old cinema marquees and by the 60s advertisements of NASA, we created this unique upper case typeface for the art collective Plastic Crowds. In 2014, she added Orchid (2014), a ball terminal typeface influenced by didone fat typefaces. She was also involved in the design of a custom typeface for the Banh Mi 11 store in London, together with Sam Phong Nguyen and Sergio Tatoli. She also co-designed Japanica (2014, a free experimental Asian simulation typeface, with Marta Yarza).

Home page at Universidad Complutense de Madrid. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[E. Victor-C]

EVCCo is the foundry of London, Ontario-based type designer E Victor-C, est. 1980. EVCco has engaged in numerous acts of illustration, photography, and graphic design for clients representing fields as diverse as education, architecture, and the music industry.

He created West Warp (2010), Evcial (2000, monoline geometric avant garde sans) and Chapeau (2010, experimental). In 2020, he released the art nouveau-inspired typeface Annadalea. [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]  ⦿

Evelyn Bellreng

During her studies, Evelyn Bellreng (Niagara Falls, NY) used pieces of a can opener to design the experimental typeface Obscura (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Evelyn Deetz

Artist in Copenhagen who was born and raised in Budapest, Hungary. In 2017, she created an alphabet by using nails and a thread, and described the experiment as follows: The Nailed It font was a group project with Martin Billy Malek and Melina Miller at KEA---Copenhagen School of Design and Technology. This font had been created by tying a single piece of thread around pins. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Evgeny Tkhorzhevsky
[Robot Smith]

Based in Vladivostok, calligrapher Evgeny Tkhorzhevsky (Robot Smith, or ET Lettering Studio) created Braxton (2013, a brush script published by Fontfabric---one style is free), and Construct (2012, a constructivist experiment with geometric solids).

In 2014, he created the semi-connected vintage signage script (or marker script) typeface Suzee FY (Fontyou), the creamy script Kumiz FY (with Gia Tran, Fontyou), which is a renamed version of Maio FY (with Gia Tran, at FontYou).

In 2016, together with FontFabric, he designed the great free rough-edged script typeface Resphekt (Latin/Cyrillic).

Another alias is Robot Smith.

Behance link. Behance link for ET Lettering Studio. Dribble 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]  ⦿

[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]  ⦿

Ewelina Gaska

Warsaw-based graphic designer, who created the free dry brush typeface Mazak and the experimental decorative caps typeface New Color Font in 2015. In 2018, she designed a gorgeous abstract multiline poster alphabet. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ewelina Tamkun

Lodz, Poland-based designer (b. 1987) of the rune emulation font Runny (2016) and the experimental typefaces 1987 Nukmat (2016) and Bez Rail (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿


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

Eyal & Myrthe
[Eyal Holtzman]

Eyal Holtzman (Den Haag, The Netherlands) is a graphic and type designer who was born in Haifa, Israel in 1969. He studied at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, and teaches typography and graphical arts in various places. He set up Studio Eyal and Myrthe together with Myrthe Stel.

Eyal Holtzman has designed many corporate and some retail typefaces. typefaces for clients such as The Enschedé Font Foundry and Nationale Nederlanden. His work has been exhibited in many places, including in Museum of the Book---Meermanno in Den Haag.

MyFonts writes: In the book Ha, daar gaat er een van mij! (Hey, there goes one of mine!, a chronicle of graphic design in The Hague from 1945 to 2000, 010 Publishers, Rotterdam 2002) he is called "one of the most idiosyncratic letter talents from The Hague" and in Dutch Type (010 Publishers, Rotterdam 2004) expert Jan Middendorp describes his letters as being "among the most original alphabets produced in the Netherlands", (...) "tapping into an idiom that no other type designer working in the Netherlands has ever used".

His typefaces:

  • Normandia. Done during his studies at KABK.
  • Joel (Book, Display). Done during his studies at KABK.
  • Jerusalem (1996). A Latin / Hebrew font that attempts to harmonize the two scripts. This design was part of Eyal's post-graduate type design project at the KABK in 1996 and was later exhibited in Meermanno.
  • Rain Birds. Done during his studies at KABK.
  • Dille & Kamille. A handwriting font commissioned by a retail chain.
  • Soya. A potato cut font done for a book about artist Allie van Altena.
  • Rosart. A collaboration with The Enschedé Font Foundry. A revival of the Two Line English Body Rosart, designed in the 18th century by the Belgian type cutter Jacques François Rosart (1714-1777). This revival, based on original type specimens from the J. Enschedé collection, aimed to interpret the spirit of the original design as faith­fully as possible. Irregularities in the design had to be kept.
  • Staring. A revival of the unknown font used in the poetry book Gedichten van A. C. W. Staring (published by Nicolaas Beets in Zutphen, undated).
  • OD 1 2 3. A typeface commissioned by design and advertising agency OD in Rotterdam. The three fonts have identical spacing and can thus be superimposed. Text set this way emulates adhesive tape.
  • Sympatico (2016). A special design for the supermarket chain Jumbo, to replace Jumbo The Sans. That work was commissioned by Niels Alkema. The font is in use by the professional bicycle racing team Lotto NL Jumbo.
  • Douche (2006). A rounded monolinear sans done originally for the visual identity of theater festival <>Mooi Weer Spelen in Delft. This font mixes upper and lower case, all basically of the same height.
  • Kristal (2015, at Bold Monday). This 8-style book typeface with calligraphic roots was published in 2021. It is accompanied by kaleidoscopic ornaments and open caps that are ideal for monumental lettering.
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Eyal Holtzman
[Eyal & Myrthe]

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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]  ⦿

F37 (or: Face37)
[Rick Banks]

Rick Banks (b. 1985, Manchester, UK) established F37 (Face37) in 2010 in London, UK. His typefaces:

  • F37 Xan (2010). A counterless geometric typeface based on a geometric solid typeface from 1925 by André Vlaanderen.
  • F37 Form (2010). A mimimalist circular experimental (Bauhaus?) font. He writes about Form: After looking at Armin Hoffman's Die Gute Form poster and Herbert Bayer's universal typeface I constructed an alphabet based on their letterforms. Inspired by Wim Crouwel's Soft Alphabet, I constructed a grid to create the modular alphabet and programmed very tight letterspacing into the font lending itself to the style of Die Gute Form.
  • F37 Bella (2011). An extremely contrasted didone display typeface. He says that he was influenced not only by Didot, but also by Pistilli and by Tschichold's Saskia. F37 Bella won an award at TDC Tokyo 2012. See also F37 Bella Pro (2020), in Text, Hairline, Stencil and Display substyles.
  • F37 Ginger (2013). A Swiss geometric sans inspired by the work of Herb Lubalin, Jan Tschichold and Paul Renner. The customized version of F37 Ginger, Boots Sharp (2019), was commissioned by Coley Porter Bell and True Story as part of an extensive rebrand. F37 Ginger Pro was released in 2019.
  • F37 Neue Grotesque (2013).
  • F37 Stencil Bella (2013).
  • F37 Glaser Stencil (2015).
  • F37 Bolton (2016). A sans family influenced by the style of Berthold's G.G. Lange.
  • F37 Jan (2016). Inspired by Jan Tschichold's geometric sans-serif and Matthew Carter's Bell Centennial font, F37 Jan features pronounced ink traps.
  • F37 Jagger (2017). A sans inspired by Edward Johnston's London Underground font.
  • F37 Bergman (2017). A Peignotian typeface family that revives a revival Hans Möhring's Florida typeface. The Swedish director Ingmar Bergman consistently used Florida in his films.
  • BHF Beats (2018): Working alongside Wolff Olins we were comissioned to create the new font for the British Heart Foundation. The letterforms are based on their iconic logo featuring waves of a heart beat.
  • F37 Bobby (2018). A warm text typeface.
  • F37 Ping Pong (2018). A 1970s style dot matrix font that was inspired by the 1970s Letraset font Pinball created by Alan Dempsey.
  • F37 Factory (2019). Named after Andy Warhol's The Factory in New York City, F37 Factory was inspired by stencil letters etched into marble in what was once a Hovis flour mill in Ramsgate. That building was designed by E. W. Pugin. F37 Factory was originally conceived for a commercial development project for Want Marketing and commissioned by London design studio Bold & Bold.
  • F37 Judge (2019). Banks's take on DIN and old wood types.
  • F37 Moon (2019). Influenced by Avant Garde and Futura, in 14 styles.
  • F37 Flux (2019). Experimental and intestinal.
  • F37 Neuro (2019). A Swiss sans family.
  • F37 Beckett (2020). A sans based on British road signs from the 1930s. F37 Beckett pays homage to the British Ministry of Transport's 1933 alphabet.
  • F37 Stout (2020). An octagonal family base on a letterpress font called Stoutheart.
  • F37 Gruffy (2020). A grotesque.
  • F37 Hooj (2020). A geometric sans family.
  • F37 Wicklow (2020). A 24-style wedge serif inspired by the Gaelic letter carvings by Irish sculptor Michael Biggs in Dublin. It includes a set of stencil fonts as well.
  • F37 Snake (2020). an octagonal industrial stencil typeface inspired by John Carpenter's film Escape From New York.
  • F37 Caslon (2020). He explains why the world needs another Caslon: F37 Caslon is our personal take on a stone-cold classic. Originally designed by William Caslon in 1726, this old-style serif has fascinated typographers ever since. Over the years, the font has been tweaked, reworked, modernised, pulled, stretched, squashed and embellished, as successive generations have created their own versions of Caslon, particular to their times and tastes. We have taken the best of these seminal Caslon revisions to create our own super family in a huge range of weights and styles. Our cut features a tall x-height, old-style numerals, capital italic swashes, ligatures and discretionary ligatures.
  • F37 Grotesc (2021). Inspired by Pica Sans.
  • F37 Attila (2021). A sans serif is inspired by Albert Auspurg's Krimhilde (1933).
  • F37 Drago (2021). A serif typeface based on Columbus (1892).
  • F37 Wyman (2021). F37 Wyman is based on lettering work created by graphic designer Lance Wyman in 1976, which was commissioned as part of the graphic identity marking 200 years of American Independence.
  • Corporate typefaces include Dunlop Sans, F37 Selfridges (=F37 Bella), F37 Avid (=F37 Ginger), Pamela (for Foilco), F37 Zip (for the hotel chain), Pizza Pilgrims, Dar Headline (octagonal), Lloyds Bank (icons).
  • F37 Lineca (2021). A fifteen-weight geometric sans with a strong emphasis on the horizontal.
  • Ocado (2021). A custom sans done for a grocery company.
  • Stonewall (2021). A sans font for Stonewall, a cmpany that has championed a world where LGBTQ+ people everywhere are free to be themselves and enjoy life fully.
  • F37 Incise (2021). A heavy, experimental display font, inspired by stone cutting.

He also published Type Trumps, a set of playing cards that feature the main typefaces. Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Faak and Paat Studio
[Julien Fesquet]

French design studio in Bordeaux set up in 2012 by Julien Fesquet and Benoit Baron, who were joined by Julien Taddei in 2013. Designers of the free display typeface Cascade Grotesk (2014), which is an experimental hybrid between Cascade Script and Brandon Grotesque. They also created the free high-contrast font Delicate (2014) and the free varied caps typeface 26 (2013).

In 2016, they finished the Escher style typeface Deus. LVtiK (2017) is a take on Helvetica. Khodja (2016) is a piano key typeface. Slantit (2017) is an experimental stone cut typeface. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

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 Dornhecker
[La Bolde Vita]

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Fabian Fohrer

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Fabian Harb

Dinamo is a Swiss type foundry established by Johannes Breyer and Fabian Harb after graduation from schools in Zurich, Basel and Amsterdam. Johannes and Fabian are visiting teachers at the Estonian Academy of the Arts, Tallinn and regularly teach at UDK Berlin and University of Applied Sciences, St. Gallen. Their typefaces:

  • Favorit (2014). A basic sans family by Johannes Breyer and Fabian Harb. It was extended to Favorit Hangul by Mingoo Yoon in 2019.
  • Grow (2013). An experimental collaborative font family. Many of the members are multilined and even prismatic.
  • The heavy sans typeface Heureka (2009-2013).
  • Pareto (2016). Western style typefaces.
  • In 2019, Johannes Breyer, Fabian Harb and Erkin Karamemet released Whyte and Whyte Inktrap at Dinamo.
  • ABC Maxi (2020, Dinamo). An experimental hipster-inspired gemetric sans family designed by Dinamo (Johannes Breyer and Fabian Harb) and Andree Paat).
  • In 2020, Fabian Harb and Seb McLauchlan co-designed the extensive grotesque family Marfa at Dinamo. Marfa contains a monospaced subfamily, and comes with two variable fonts.
  • Custom typefaces for Kunsthalle Zurich (CH), Warp Records (UK), Elton John (US), Yale Architecture (US), Manifesta 11 (CH), Harvard Graduate School of Design (US), Universal Music (GER), IBA Thüringen (GER), Festival B:om (KR), Gagosian Gallery (US), Planet Mu/Knives (GER/UK), LayTheme (GER) or the German, Estonian and Cyprus Pavillions at the 55th and 56th Venice Biennale.
  • ABC Social done with the Dinamo team in 2021 as a retail version of a custom typeface designed by Fabian Harb and Tina Gabriel for the Australian periodical The Monthly in 2017. Harb writes: Dinamo's co-founder Fabian Harb himself first penned ABC Social as the custom display font for The Monthly, Australia's left leaning independent periodical covering politics, society, and culture. Over many years and many time zones, our super team has now extended it in all directions and for widespread release: Malte Bentzen worked on the very light styles, Fabiola Mejía on its monospaced family, Wei Huang on the regular and bold styles, Erkin Karamemet on Italics, with Rob Janes completing the mastering and production work.

Johannes Breyer. Fabian Harb. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fabian Pfeifhofer
[Protofonts (and Loosy Design)]

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Fabian Widmer

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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 co-designed Seawave FY.

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Fabien Roché

Lille, France-based designer of the modular typeface family La Croisette (2014), he hexagonal typeface La Rubis (2015), the display typeface La Carabosse (2015), and Bunraku (2015). Solidarité 77 is an intertwined paperclip-style typeface created in 2016 by Fabien and Vincent Roché for the Association Solidarité Femmes Le Relais 77 which helps women that were victims of domestic violence. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fabienne Plangger

During her graphic design studies in Linz, Austria, Fabienne Plangger, now based in Barcelona, created the experimental typefaces Silk Paper Font (2013), Old Spice (2013, a rune simulation font), Marbling (2013), Rorschach (2013) and YO (2013). In 2014, she released a Juan Miro-style typeface. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fabio Biesel
[SFB Fonts (or: Studio Fabio Biesel)]

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Fabio Lopez

Rio de Janeiro-based designer of the text typeface Colonia (1999-2004), and of the experimental typeface Ryad. Graphic designer. Co-founder of the group Fontes Carambola. In 2016, his typeface Mini Rio won an award at Tipos Latinos 2016. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fabrika de Typos
[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 (2006, rough stencil typeface), PLEASURES-DEMO-VERSION (2007), Querencia-Army-DEMO-VERSION (2007), TETARIA (2007), FDT Sodomy (2008, blackletter), FDT Carreto (2008), all freely downloadable.

In 2017, he created the colored Memphis-style typeface Denoise.

Commercial typefaces: Circus de Terror, Rapariga (curly), Indiana, Hard Core, Iemanjai, Disorder, Joy, Deusdeti, Deux ex Machina, Comunista, Destroyer, Off Set, Pleasures Poesie Noire, Helena, Base, Clean, Casulo, Serial killer.

Creations in 2012: Big Pig, Suicidal Tendencies.

In 2015, he made FDT Wonderland.

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

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

Born in Frankfurt, Germany in 1959, Alexander Branczyk is the main typographer at F2F (Face 2 Face), which is based in Berlin and Frankfurt. Other participants include Stefan Hausen, Alessio Leonardi, Torsti Maier-Bautor, Thomas Nagel, Haike Dehl and Sybille Schlaich. F2F specializes in what it calls anarchistic typography. Branczyk made F2F CzykagoTrans (1995) and a few other experimental fonts, as well as Bellczyk, CZYKago-Cameo, CZYKago-Quer, OCR-Alexczyk, OCR-Bczyk, SubberlogoMini, TheczykM, MadzineScript (curly vampire typeface), BurnoutChaos, Frontpage, MonakoStoned, Entebbe (a ransom note font), OCRFBeta and OCRHeike. Other designers: Thomas Nagel (ScreenScream, Shakkarakk, ElDeeCons, Madame Butterfly, Pixmix, Shpeetz, TyrellCorp), Heike Nehl (LoveGrid, Starter Kid, Lego Stoned, Twins), Alessio Leonardi (PrototipaMultipla, TagliatelleSugo, Mekanik Amente, Metamorfosi, provinciali, AlRetto, F2F TechLand, F2FAlLineato, F2FMekkasoTomanik, F2FSimbolico (1992, dingbats), Poison Flowers (1992)), Stefan Hauser (F2FBoneR, Haakonsen), Sybille Schlaich (Styletti Medium). Face2Face groups the designers of Moniteurs and xplicit ffm. Bitstream link. Alternate URL. In 2003, these designs by Alexander Branczyk appeared in the Linotype Taketype 5 collection: F2FBurnoutChaos LT Std, F2FCzykago LT Std Light, F2FCzykago LT Std Semiserif, F2FCzykago LT Std Trans, F2FEntebbe LT Std, F2FFrontpageFour LT Std, F2FMadZine LT Std Dirt, F2FMadZine LT Std Fear, F2FMadZine LT Std Script, F2FMadZine LT Std Wip (1992), F2FMonakoStoned LT Std, F2FOCRAlexczyk LT Std Regular, F2FOCRAlexczyk LT Std Shake, F2FOCRBczyk LT Std Bold, F2FOCRBczyk LT Std Regular, F2FTechLand LT Std.

Alexander Branczyk studied visual communication at HfG Offenbach under Friedrich Friedl. From 1988 until 1994, he was project manager at Erik Spiekermann's MetaDesign. Since 1994, Alexander is partner and managing director of xplicit Gesellschaft für visuelle Kommunikation mbH (xplicit.de) based in Frankfurt/Main. Alexander Branczyk is co-publisher of Emotional Digital, and since 2003 a visiting professor for typography at the Bauhaus University Weimar.

Codesigner of Czykago Rough (2019, with Manuel Viergutz), Brush Poster Grotesk (2017, a fun semi grungy typeface designed for the children's exhibition 1,2,3 Kultummel from Labyrinth Kindermuseum Berlin by xplicit, Berlin (Annette Wüsthoff, Alexander Branczyk and Mascha Wansart) and Manuel Viergutz; loaded with glyphs and decorative extras like arrows, dingbats, emojis, symbols, geometric shapes, catchwords and decorative ligatures), TWIGS 4 kids (2020: designed for a garden exhibition for children by Daniela Costa, Julia Stanossek, Alexander Branczyk and Manuel Viergutz).

Showcase of Alexander Branczyk's typefaces. [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).
  • Mono Lisa (2020) by Marcus Sterz, in collaboration with programming experts Andrey Okonetchnikov and Juho Vepsäläinen. A commercial programming font to compete with Fira Code, Source Code, and Jetbrains Mono.
  • Motto (2009). An art deco typeface in the style of the Italian Futurismo of the 1920s, designed for using with two colors.
  • Mouse (2008-2009, pixel), Mousedings (2008).
  • Newcastle (2014).
  • Notdef (2009). A strange experiment.
  • The handwriting typeface Palma (2008).
  • Pinback (2009, techno).
  • Plaquette (2018). A collection of retro typefaces ranging from Victorian to Bauhaus to the sixties.
  • Publica Sans (2016). A clean geometric sans typeface family. Publica Play (2016) is a playful, and even more organic, sans that exploits many OpenType features. Publica Slab (2017) and Publica Sans Round (2021) complete the collection.
  • Scrap Outline (2008).
  • Slug (2009). A geometric typeface made for bicoloring.
  • Status (2009, super fat art deco).
  • Strangelove Next and Strangelove Next Slab (2010). This beautiful typeface was inspired by Stanley Kubrick's movie Dr. Strangelove. The original titles were 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. Fontspring 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]  ⦿

Facundo Miranda

Buenos Aires-based designer of the geometrically tiled typeface Puntos Suspensivos (2013) and several experimental geometric display typefaces in 2016, such as Typo 002, Ego, Font 3, and Plural.

Typefaces from 2020: LDS (free). [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]  ⦿

[John Baichtal]

John Baichtal (Famished.org) is the designer (b. 1971) of the art deco typeface Cronus (2002), Globe (a pixel font), Addled, Creamed Corn, 121, Boa Hamata, One Twenty One, November 14th, Peanut, Pinnacle (a deformed font), Plateau, Quigley, Skinny, Stogie, the kitchen tile typeface Abacus (2002), Equanimity Stencil (2002), Ripsaw (a Tuscan display font, 2002), Girder (2002), Equanimity Linked (2002), Faxt (2002, pixel font), Purvey Grecian (2002), Gold (2002, sans serif), Mullet (2002), Eidolon (2002), Sloth, Tourmaline (a great art deco typeface with many gorgeous ligatures), Transaction, Octuple, Mullet (2002, sans), Hellios (2002, a bitmap stencil font with spikes), Nairoby (2002, experimental), Tray (2002), and Dactylic (2003, octagonal). Some free Mac fonts are supposed to be here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

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 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]  ⦿

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]  ⦿

Fatih Hardal
[Typografische (was: Hardal Studio)]

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Fatima Verissimo

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

Federico Galvani

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Federico Telleria

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

Feel Free Design
[Jelena Gagic]

Belgrade, Serbia-based designer of the square-shaped experimental typeface Lena's Font (2013) and the colorful geometric solid typeface Geometry (2015). Jelena can best be described as a minimalist artist and illustrator. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

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). In 2010, he made the dot matrix typeface Minima.

Carlos (2012) is a chiseled face. In 2016, he designed the sans typeface Elemental. Behance link. Newer Behance link. [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

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Felix Salut

Inventor of the Galapagos Game. In 2017, he got together with the Swiss type foundry Dinamo and created the Galapagos Typeface, which consists of 70 modularly composed typefaces. [Google] [More]  ⦿

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

Fermin Guerrero

Born in Carmelo, Colonia, Uruguay in 1983, then based in Geneva, Switzerland, where he studied Visual Communication at the Haute Ecole d'Art et de Design, and now back in Montevideo, Uruguay, this graphic designer created the counterless geometric typeface Circ (2011), and the triangulated experimental typeface VIGA (2011). Fermin has a Bachelors degree in Industrial Design (2009). At his foundry, also called Fermin Guerrero, one can buy VIGA and MANIFESTA (2012, a De Stijl typeface).

For his Bachelors thesis at HEAD in Geneva, he created the typeface Genève (2014): In developing Genève I was inspired by the typeface used by French printer/editor/publisher Henri II Estienne in his famous book Thesaurus Linguae Graecae, published in Geneva in 1572. This typeface was brought to Geneva by Henri's father, Robert Estienne, who, before settling in Geneva and working as Calvin's printer, was the printer of France's King, François I. This typeface highly influenced the typographers and printers in Geneva at that time. Henri and Robert Estienne's work in Geneva helped it to become one of the most important cities in Europe for print and typography in the sixteenth century. Genève consists of four styles: Classique (humanist serif), Austère (geometric serif), Spontanée (humanist sans-serif) and Alternative (stencil, display version).

Graduate of the MATD program at the University of Reading, class of 2015. His graduation typeface was Exentra which was was conceived for publications promoting forward-thinking through a contemporary and experimental vision of modern culture and trends. It supports Latin, Gurmukhi and Greek. In addition, Fermin added the fat face didone / gothic mixture mixture font Black Display for applications in fashion, and the super-angular and scary Franky as sub-styles of Exentra.

In 2017, he published Thesaurus, the renaming and outgrowth of Genève, at Typotheque. Thesaurus Display Italic followed in 2018. Well-deserved winner at Tipos Latinos 2018 of a grand prize.

In 2019, he designed Brick Pro (Display, Text) for Colophon, which explains: Brick's foundations lie in the signage of three prominent pubs in London's East End, The Jolly Butchers (Brick Lane---now closed), The Royal Oak (Columbia Road), and The Prince Albert (Acton Street). Referencing their Art Deco traits, with a trace of Art Nouveau heritage, Brick is Fermín Guerrero’s re-interpretation and continuation of the vernaculars elegant gestures, brought into the 21st century. [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 or Old Nyleshna (2010, roughened calligraphy), Vexa (2010, grunge), Ornamentus (2010, an interesting modular ornamental face), Melonella (2010, a medieval script), Cioran (2010, aged letters), Ornalia (2010), Selbst (2010, hand-printed caps), Nugg (2010, grungy), Feeda (2010, a curly face), Intuitiva (2010, grungy), Czarnulka (2010, script), Khamus (an earthy calligraphic face) and Últimos Ritos (a hybridization between the forms of the Cyrillic and Roman characters), two typefaces that won awards at Tipos Latinos 2008. He also made the grungy Refaxed (2008) and Efficient Fax Font (2010), and the experimental Aleah (2010) and Ovhol (2010).

In 2014, Forero published the grungy letterpress emulation font family Asfalto.

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

Fernando Rangel

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

Fernando Volken Togni

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

Figs Lab

Paris-based outfit that specalizes in interactive design. In 2016, they experimented with that in type design when they exploited some Opentype features in the free font Datalegreya (see also Open Font Library): Datalegreya is a typeface which can interweave data curves with text. It is designed by Figs, on the basis of open source font Alegreya Sans Thin SC by typographer Juan Pablo del Peral. Datalegreya can be used in all contexts where small space is available to synthetically display graphical data: connected objects, embedded displays, annual reports, weather report and stock prices. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

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).

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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).

Typefaces from 2018: Tonton (a children's book font), Tonton Green (crocodile skin texture).

Cargo Collective link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Finn Sködt

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


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

[Ryoichi Tsunekawa]

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

  • 2021: Best Choice (a monospaced sans), Short Films (an art deco sans in twelve styles), Golden Decades (a 16-style sans that borrows from several sans genres).
  • 2019: Mid Century Sans, Tamba Sans, Rama Gothic Rounded, Bio Sans Soft.
  • 2018: Fairweather (clean sans), Kaneda Gothic (a basic severe condensed gothic), Vincente (a tall condensed display didone family).
  • 2017: Calling Code (monospaced programming font), Commuters Sans (elegant wide sans), Mighty Slab, Rigid Square (octagonal), Taro.
  • 2016: Bio Sans, Gomme Sans, Quiet Sans, Siro (sans).
  • 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 typefaces), 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).
  • 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 (2007, a piano key font), Rouge (2007, an elegant lipstick-on-the-bathroom-mirror pair of typefaces), Yasashii (2007, a great geometric art deco Broadway-style family, famous for being used in Damien Chazelle's La La Land, the 2017 blockbuster movie), Lily Wang (calligraphic script), Nothing (2007), Garash (2007, Arabic simulation), Moon Star Soul (2007, Western saloon font), Grandes Vacances (+ Une, Deux) (2007), Pansy Bo (calligraphic), Dremie (2007, an art deco headline typeface 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 (calligraphic), Agedage Luxeuil (based on a monasteric script from the 8th century), Agedage Cancellaresca, Agedage Beneventan, Agedage Simple Versal (2006, Lombardic caps simplified), Amsterdam Modern (art nouveau influences), Flat10 [Holly, Holy, Stencil, Fraktur] (a set of pixel typefaces), Machiarge (a heavy connected brushed signage script), Chic Hand (connected script), Double Dagger (geometric stencil family), Fault (an art deco striped lettering face), Killernuts (headline serif typeface with brush stroke endings), Underconstructionism! (a rectangular look family with associated dingbats), Machia (decorative script), Kiwi (geometric hairline), Bagel (roundish comic book face), Jaguarundi (distressed), Boycott (distressed), Tokyotrail (futuristic techno family), Coconut (noisy outline face), Coconut Split, Fresh Tomato (LED simulation), El Piedra (letterpress emulation), 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), Bebas Kai (2014: free!), Bebas Neue (2010: free!), Bebas Neue Bold, 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 (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 (ultra round; one free weight), Sushitaro, Typewrong, Celtics Modern (a Celtic family of fonts). At T-26, he published CRZ (2006), Guppy, Ohana (octagonal), Picnica (2006), and Wearetrippin.

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

Typefaces from 2022: Senpai Coder, Madromit (a layerable futuristic font inspired by the early computer fonts), Tokyo Olive (art deco), Poipoi (a layerable 3d or bubblegum font).

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


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